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03-11-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gerryattrick

A long time ago I did Pilates for three years to...

A long time ago I did Pilates for three years to alleviate ongoing problems with back pain.

It worked so well that I stopped doing Pilates. What an idiot, should have kept it up.
03-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gerryattrick

Hi. Thanks for asking. :thumb: Still turning...

Hi. Thanks for asking. :thumb:

Still turning the pedals around, perhaps a bit slower than I used to.

TBH things are not improving a lot physically as I have just been diagnosed with spinal...
11-22-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gerryattrick

At my age it's the remembering where to go is the...

At my age it's the remembering where to go is the problem, and once I get there remembering how to get home.

Still pedalling, still working on old bikes, the latest a 30 year old Pinarello.
10-19-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,314
Posted By Gerryattrick

I totally agree about not just listening to old...

I totally agree about not just listening to old fart music. Need to move with the times.

Recently I have been getting into more edgy modern music such as REM, Oasis, Queen and Nirvana.
10-13-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gerryattrick

Deep down I know I am quite lucky in that these...

Deep down I know I am quite lucky in that these setbacks are relatively minor compared to others, do not yet cause me problems, and can be lived with.

I plan to get back to where I was on the...
10-10-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm hoping to follow the saying "when you're up...

I'm hoping to follow the saying "when you're up to your neck in sh*t, keep your chin up"
10-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gerryattrick

Tough year starting to get me down

Haven't been on BF too much recently, but I remembered this sub-forum and thought I'd share my tale as another oldie cyclist trying to keep cycling.

Until last year I have always been fit and had...
07-08-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By Gerryattrick

Hi. A fellow Taff here from Cardiff. ...

Hi. A fellow Taff here from Cardiff.

Occasional visitor to this forum.
07-07-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 38,910
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm very sorry for not replying to your original...

I'm very sorry for not replying to your original post but I haven't been on the site much recently, so have only just seen it.

My Equilibrium has the carbon forks and the ride is really smooth, so...
03-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,584
Posted By Gerryattrick

There is no ban yet on cycling here in the UK but...

There is no ban yet on cycling here in the UK but there is a recommendation to respect the social distancing principle i.e. don't ride in groups and don't ride too close to others. This is not a...
03-13-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By Gerryattrick

I had a C3-C4 fusion 22 months ago. I was...

I had a C3-C4 fusion 22 months ago. I was reasonably diligent with the post-op exercises and kept the neck brace on for the time the doc suggested. I was back riding in around 3-4 months although it...
03-13-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 852,917
Posted By Gerryattrick

Thanks. Feeling good these days and need these...

Thanks. Feeling good these days and need these new bikes to keep me fit and take my mind off the C-V concerns as an asthmatic septuagenarian.
03-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 852,917
Posted By Gerryattrick

At 73 years old there are some days when the...

At 73 years old there are some days when the trails are a bit too rough for my gravel bike, and i want a bit more comfort, so this Whyte 901 has been added to my stable....
03-06-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 852,917
Posted By Gerryattrick

I have just bought this used Genesis Datum carbon...

I have just bought this used Genesis Datum carbon frame gravel bike. It needed a bit of work, but nothing much. I have been for a few rides on it and am pleased as punch with the ride. It's every...
05-06-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,702
Posted By Gerryattrick

The obvious part of my username is that I am an...

The obvious part of my username is that I am an old bloke.

The trouble is my real name is not Gerry.

But I am stuck with it now.
04-08-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 50,128
Posted By Gerryattrick

Are there people who have given up cycling or are...

Are there people who have given up cycling or are considering giving it up because they no longer have the strength/fitness for the cycling routes that they like?

If e-bikes are a way of allowing...
04-05-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gerryattrick

I am lucky in that I have no trouble staying...

I am lucky in that I have no trouble staying trim. I am 72, 5'8" and weigh 150lbs and just vary above or below by a couple of pounds no matter how much I eat or how little I exercise.

Staying fit...
01-13-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By Gerryattrick

Thanks for the replies. Given me some thinking...

Thanks for the replies. Given me some thinking and searching out to do.
01-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By Gerryattrick

The thread in the fork is too small for a...

The thread in the fork is too small for a standard boss as shown in the second pic.

I have the feeling that this was a non-standard setup tried by Cannondale.
01-12-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By Gerryattrick

This is a more detailed pic showing the brake...

This is a more detailed pic showing the brake next to standard boss and bolt. There is no boss on this fork so there is not a standard boss bolt.

I can see no way for the bolt through the brake to...
01-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,771
Posted By Gerryattrick

Oldies setting personal bests just weren't trying...

Oldies setting personal bests just weren't trying hard enough when they were younger.
01-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By Gerryattrick

V-brake on Cannondale Quick carbon fork question.

I have just been given a Cannondale Quick carbon fork plus V-brakes for a 700c hybrid I am building. I think I understand the fitting but would like opinions please. As far as I see there are no...
12-20-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,003
Posted By Gerryattrick

Then you will find joy in the journey.

Then you will find joy in the journey.
12-08-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,674
Posted By Gerryattrick

Oxymoron alert! Unless you are a woman as...

Oxymoron alert!

Unless you are a woman as well.
09-13-18, 04:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,671
Posted By Gerryattrick

I've got rid of quite a lot over the years and it...

I've got rid of quite a lot over the years and it becomes easier. There's only one bike that, in hindsight, I regret selling. It was a racing bike from the 50's, a Rensch, my first ever expensive,...
09-12-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,671
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm lucky in that I never have to justify a new...

I'm lucky in that I never have to justify a new bike to my wife, she knows how much I enjoy my bikes. But I do struggle to justify the expense to myself and get round it by adopting a one-in one-out...
08-18-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By Gerryattrick

I hate hills at the very beginning of a ride. It...

I hate hills at the very beginning of a ride. It takes me a long time to get my legs and lungs right.
08-05-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,117
Posted By Gerryattrick

I think you may need to consider getting a new...

I think you may need to consider getting a new helmet to attach the mirror to.
Or perhaps you think that it saved you worse damage then, so will do so again! :bike2:
07-31-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,051
Posted By Gerryattrick

I hope you realise you have to ride the total of...

I hope you realise you have to ride the total of your ages on a tandem ride.
07-31-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,051
Posted By Gerryattrick

I don't do birthday rides, and get bored by...

I don't do birthday rides, and get bored by anything more than a morning or afternoon in the saddle but I hope to be able to continue enjoying riding centuries in kms for another nine years until I...
07-26-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Gerryattrick

Beat me to it. :thumb: Although I would add...

Beat me to it. :thumb:

Although I would add 'still standing/riding'.

All other goals are secondary and fairly trivial past 70.
07-20-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gerryattrick

These are the clips and pedals I use on my road...

These are the clips and pedals I use on my road bike. No problems at all in the three years I've been using them. I find I don't need the straps for foot...
07-19-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gerryattrick

Cages, whether with straps or not, are not a...

Cages, whether with straps or not, are not a halfway house to clipless, or even a compromise. They are a solution that many people feel ideal for their cycling needs.

I use variations of the op's...
07-15-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,992
Posted By Gerryattrick

You just finished the RAAM. Are you sure there's...

You just finished the RAAM. Are you sure there's not a portrait of a very old cyclist in your attic? :50:
07-14-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,992
Posted By Gerryattrick

I wake up every day and I am old. I have no...

I wake up every day and I am old. I have no alternative and it beats not waking up.

Luckily I don't wake up every day feeling old.
07-09-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,676
Posted By Gerryattrick

The best method of foot retention for the type of...

The best method of foot retention for the type of riding I do is the sort I am using.

Most people say the same thing.
06-25-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By Gerryattrick

Congratulations on a great ride. You...

Congratulations on a great ride.

You obvously got the rehab right

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06-21-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By Gerryattrick

Never been to the mid-west, but have flown over...

Never been to the mid-west, but have flown over it several times.

It looks quite flat and a bit different to the first part of your ride. Should be a cakewalk from here on.....;)
06-20-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By Gerryattrick

Been following the RAAM tracking. Great going,...

Been following the RAAM tracking. Great going, especially with all the climbing so far. Looks like you've had a great recovery following your fall.
06-14-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By Gerryattrick

Too soon to say yet. Mine was precautionary to...

Too soon to say yet. Mine was precautionary to avoid potential loss of movement in the future in my hands and arms because of nerves being compressed by damaged disc.

I have some pain and...
06-13-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By Gerryattrick

Another one with lower back issues for many years...

Another one with lower back issues for many years that are not as bad as yours. My back gives me far less pain when I ride regularly, and none while riding.

Both my doctor and physiotherapist say...
05-27-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By Gerryattrick

I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to recovery...

I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to recovery programmes, currently just going into my third bikeless month following spinal surgery, and that really is brilliant recovery progress, I'm really...
05-25-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By Gerryattrick

Just caught this thread. Terrible injury but you...

Just caught this thread. Terrible injury but you seem to be doing marvelously on the recovery, clearly all those miles and climbs are now paying off.

I had a QTR operation a few years back so I...
05-25-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,222
Posted By Gerryattrick

Fantastic day for Froome, but what a disaster for...

Fantastic day for Froome, but what a disaster for Yates.

Tomorrow will be a real test of character and team strength/tactics. 3 tough climbs in the last half of the stage.
05-25-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,623
Posted By Gerryattrick

Just imagine how much better he'd be if he got it...

Just imagine how much better he'd be if he got it the correct length! ;)
05-10-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By Gerryattrick

I am the same age as you and have developed a...

I am the same age as you and have developed a slight issue with vertigo in recent years. I notice this when walking, especially if I look to the side and then back again quickly.

Strangely this...
04-29-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,558
Posted By Gerryattrick

But it looks like the fork is on the wrong way...

But it looks like the fork is on the wrong way round. It will just ruin the handling of a fast bike like that.;)
04-26-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 102,767
Posted By Gerryattrick

There's very little worse than than the feeling...

There's very little worse than than the feeling of helplessness watching a loved one suffer through illness.

You are doing the best thing you can do, which is being there ready to help when you...
04-23-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,154
Posted By Gerryattrick

I have never tried bibs, but I have never...

I have never tried bibs, but I have never experienced any problems with fit or comfort with shorts so see absolutely no reason to try them, especially for the extra expense and the call of nature...
04-23-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,045
Posted By Gerryattrick

There comes a time, depending on what age we keep...

There comes a time, depending on what age we keep cycling to, when we all may have to make concessions to keep up the activity we love.

The important thing is that we keep cycling, if that's what...
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