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11-02-23, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Silver Lake ...

Silver Lake

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11-02-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,009
Posted By Kabuki12

Update , for those that are paying attention. I...

Update , for those that are paying attention. I actually tried throwing my leg over my vintage Colnago yesterday . I made it , barely , but it hurt a bit . This morning I did some stretching and...
03-14-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By Eric F

...or want something that is a better spec. ...

...or want something that is a better spec. Shimano Claris 8sp and Tektro mech discs doesn't excite me very much. That said, that's what the price point gets you (for a new bike), and it probably...
02-02-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Tomm Willians

The Batman route 😁

Finished this ride today and was looking at my Strava when I noticed the similarities between the ride and the silhouette of Batman 😆😆 Iím easily amused....
01-17-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By Wildwood

Nice to have more than one outdoor exercise hobby...

Nice to have more than one outdoor exercise hobby that can age with you. Screw the data, just keep enjoying the activity or add a new hobby. One opinion only.
01-16-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 795,395
Posted By big john

There is a bike path across the top of this dam,...

There is a bike path across the top of this dam, about 2 miles long. It connects two very different areas and has access to a network of trails and dirt roads, some of which are now under water....
12-21-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,012
Posted By Biker395

I've had friends get struck by hit and run drunk...

I've had friends get struck by hit and run drunk drivers, and just people not paying attention. One was recently struck by a truck and speed so hard, she came out of her shoes! She was lucky to have...
12-21-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,012
Posted By MinnMan

It was daylight and he was on a road with broad...

It was daylight and he was on a road with broad shoulders - though it's a 4 lane highway and traffic is fast. My guess is that an over-tired or distracted trucker drifted onto the shoulder and...
12-21-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,012
Posted By freeranger

I never know quite what to say. My condolences to...

I never know quite what to say. My condolences to his family, friends and acquaintances. Lost several friends on bicycles when I was younger. Many more when I used to ride motorcycles. None of their...
12-20-22, 02:01 PM
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Views: 795,395
Posted By Altair 4

Night and Day ...

Night and Day

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12-19-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,707
Posted By rumrunn6

not a cycling rule necessarily but something I...

not a cycling rule necessarily but something I have to remind myself to do. listen to my intuition. meaning: if something feels wrong or dangerous, don't do it anyway. seems like common sense. but...
12-15-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rumrunn6

I've read the most stressful things in life are:...

I've read the most stressful things in life are: moving, marriage & a new job. not necessarily in that order. I'm guessing you are done with all 3?
12-14-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By zandoval

Fantastic!Now what about the fishing gear and...

Fantastic!Now what about the fishing gear and clubs?
12-13-22, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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12-06-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 795,395
Posted By big john

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11-19-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By John E

We have lived in the same single-story house for...

We have lived in the same single-story house for 41 years, and scrimped to pay off the mortgage 30 years ago. The only upsizing we ever did was to add a new garage and convert the original into a...
11-13-22, 01:12 PM
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Posted By McBTC

Knee replacement is a far bigger deal than hip...

Knee replacement is a far bigger deal than hip replacement...
11-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Biker395

Sorry that the bout with COVID was worse than...

Sorry that the bout with COVID was worse than expected, glad you're over it and on to better things.

I actually crashed about a week and a half ago. I hit an edge of a driveway at an extreme...
11-10-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bob Ross

My wife owns the rollers (and the trainer) in our...

My wife owns the rollers (and the trainer) in our family, though she hasn't used the rollers since she broke her neck a few years ago. Not sure if she'll ever get back on them; I don't think she ever...
11-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,528
Posted By big john

There is a group of young men who frequent the...

There is a group of young men who frequent the rough sandstone hills near here. These e-bike Mad Max looking characters wear body armor and full face helmets. I've been warned to avoid them when they...
11-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,528
Posted By Biker395

I have mixed thoughts about what the future...

I have mixed thoughts about what the future holds. Here is my guess.

Younger, serious cyclists (those that self-identify as such) will likely continue to ride bicycles.
A good percentage of...
11-02-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Today, the physio therapist told me that I am...

Today, the physio therapist told me that I am progressing ahead of schedule. Iím at week two and I am where she usually expects patients to be at week four.
She had me do 15 minutes on the...
10-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,817
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Views: 635,568
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just got TURPed

Lying in my hospital bed, tube in my weenie, bored af, checking hospital menu, gonna be here a coupla days, canít ride for 3 weeks, tiny cellphone keyboard sucks but getting 4 bars 5G, Dow Jones is...
10-14-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 2,992,990
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

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Too dry for vibrant colour - best reds...
10-08-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chuck M

Finished my 72 hour Holter monitor test today...

Finished my 72 hour Holter monitor test today with a 6 mile run and logged two chest pain events. After the run my wife's dog expects a walk and I had a chest pain event during it as well. My...
10-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,922
Posted By phedge

If you're heading as far as Arizona I'd highly...

If you're heading as far as Arizona I'd highly suggest a Arizona, Utah loop. You could hit Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyon Lands, Capitol Reef, Boulder, Escalante,...
09-18-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By groth

Accidental Pie Ride

Did the "Twin Lights Ride...
09-14-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By Hermes

jppe You are taking us down memory lane with pie...

jppe You are taking us down memory lane with pie / BD rides. I remember several members of the 50+ forum posting pics of pie in conjunction with a ride. I am not a pie fan. If others enjoy it on a...
09-14-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By Hermes

Birthday “ride your age” rides have been a...

Birthday “ride your age” rides have been a tradition among many on the 50+ forum. I do not participate in riding a certain number of miles but I try to do something special related to cycling on my...
09-13-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By Wildwood

I think the birthday ride is an excellent idea,...

I think the birthday ride is an excellent idea, :thumb:,
even if partway in,
you decide
"CRAP - it's my birthday,
:notamused: again,
At my age, I should be partying
like it's 1999." :50:
...
09-13-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By Chuck M

I hope to have free time on my hands tomorrow and...

I hope to have free time on my hands tomorrow and I think I'll try to find a place to get pie on a ride. If I fail at that, I damn sure know where I can get a beer.
09-13-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By joesch

Could you throw in 2 good beers with the BBQ and...

Could you throw in 2 good beers with the BBQ and still be successful?
If yes, Im even more impressed :)
09-13-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By big john

Grumble grumble "Get off my lawn"...

Grumble grumble "Get off my lawn" grumble
09-13-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By bblair

Yes, of course! Offering #1 is from the annual...

Yes, of course!
Offering #1 is from the annual Circleville, Ohio Pumpkin Show. (They get upset if you call it the Festival). Competition for largest pumpkin and fried everything. About 40 flat...
09-13-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By bruce19

No. I've never done it. I think the rule should...

No. I've never done it. I think the rule should be 100 miles minus your age. Makes more sense to me.
09-05-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 2,992,990
Posted By Wildwood

59X58cm ctc with 17 headtube. Rides small, even...

59X58cm ctc with 17 headtube. Rides small, even with 125mm stem. Bianchi Formula One tubing feels like Columbus SL, fork is sturdier for this frame size.
09-05-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,456
Posted By big john

This makes me wonder about some of the former...

This makes me wonder about some of the former posters of this forum. I wonder how BluesDawg is doing?
09-04-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By rsbob

We were both double vaccinated and I double...

We were both double vaccinated and I double boosted and my wife triple since she is immunocompromised. I think our issue was getting a huge viral load from the kid. He coughed and coughed before we...
09-02-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Ogsarg

My last "before work" bike ride

For the last 22 years I've had a job that involved a pretty crappy commute; 57 miles each way into Silicon Valley. This has meant long days leaving early in the morning and getting home late. To get...
08-27-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By MoAlpha

I happen to be a physician, so maybe I understand...

I happen to be a physician, so maybe I understand some of the concepts a little better, but I’m essentially a smart lay person in this area. I’m 66 and at risk for these issues, having competed and...
08-27-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By Wildwood

71 here. Foothills east of Seattle. Lucky to...

71 here. Foothills east of Seattle.
Lucky to have hills that serve as intervals.
Almost every ride finishes with a 400' elevation gain over the last 1.75 mi.
I listen to my body.
It tells me to...
08-27-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By Hermes

I would add that is it easier for me to do a 3x...

I would add that is it easier for me to do a 3x (one minute on two minutes off for 15 minutes) and recover than a 2 hour endurance ride.
08-26-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By JanMM

Hope you all don't get beyond mildly ill. Thanks...

Hope you all don't get beyond mildly ill. Thanks mostly to vaccination, inconvenience would seem to be more common than serious illness at this point of covid times. Which isn't to say that there...
08-25-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By rumrunn6

not funny but something funny about that. my in...

not funny but something funny about that. my in laws crashed into each other riding bikes on Martha's Vineyard. I think they gave up the bikes after that. hope yours are comfortable
08-25-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By John E

When I did my one-and-only DC two months before...

When I did my one-and-only DC two months before turning 22, I encountered a 76-year-old Black gentleman who had ridden the Los Angeles Wheelmen Double Century every year since he had turned 65 and...
08-25-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 795,395
Posted By Biker395

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots. ...

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots.

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08-24-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By Classtime

I recommend a Carry Freedom trailer. ...

I recommend a Carry Freedom trailer.

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08-23-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,835
Posted By rsbob

Interesting reading. Have been twice vaccinated...

Interesting reading. Have been twice vaccinated and twice boosted and avoided the bug, as well as international travel, for two years. Decided it was time to get out in the world again and flew...
08-23-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,318
Posted By dav57

First update since starting radiation treatment....

First update since starting radiation treatment. I'm officially just over 25% done. So far all good and feeling the tailwind that mr_bill mentioned before. Riding is going good, actually have had my...
08-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By Biker395

I live within a mile of the ocean, and I can tell...

I live within a mile of the ocean, and I can tell ya that riding any bike near the beach will result in significant corrosion. That old chromoly bike is probably perfect. Rinse it off with fresh...
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