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06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,841
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
05-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By Biker395

A Day in the Mountains

Health related issues have kept my cycling to a minimum as of late, but I managed to get out there yesterday. Besides being a generally beautiful day, it was also noteworthy for something else ......
05-21-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By Phil_gretz

What about bones, cartilage, tendons, and...

What about bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments for structural support? And then there's the central nervous system, which includes sensory inputs (touch, hearing/balance, sight) to make...
05-03-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,691
Posted By rsbob

Was chased by a dog but was doing about 18 when I...

Was chased by a dog but was doing about 18 when I heard his nails clicking on the pavement behind me, I got out of the saddle and sprinted up to 26 for a short while and dropped him. Never saw the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 395,447
Posted By big john

Too windy for road riding near home yesterday so...

Too windy for road riding near home yesterday so I drove to a mountain bike trail about 45 miles from home. It was nice there and I got really tired. I didn't take pictures but found some on the web....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,200
Posted By WhyFi

I think that "third world" is more in need of...

I think that "third world" is more in need of being defined than "club."
01-14-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,526
Posted By skidder

Take up a martial art. You'll learn how to fall,...

Take up a martial art. You'll learn how to fall, and it'll become instinctive. It wont prevent you from getting hurt, but its the difference between a few bruises and a trip to the ER.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 414,813
Posted By MoAlpha

Merry Christmas, all you goyim and others. Even...

Merry Christmas, all you goyim and others. Even though I’m a cynical old atheist, I love this celebration of birth and hope, I dig the wonderful symbolism, and I wish everyone peace and joy on this...
12-19-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,706
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to wonder why I didn't see more old folks...

I used to wonder why I didn't see more old folks hiking mountain trails, since it seems like such a perfect exercise for preserving health, flexibility, balance, all that good stuff. Gradually, I...
11-27-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,127
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It could be simply lack of appropriate exercise,...

It could be simply lack of appropriate exercise, though osteo is probably involved. Cycling only moves our joints through a small range of motion, only in one plane, and at rather low forces. That's...
11-08-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,535
Posted By crn3371

You might consider pairing the too thin shirt...

You might consider pairing the too thin shirt with a wind vest.
11-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,535
Posted By DiabloScott

There are some good breathable jackets that might...

There are some good breathable jackets that might fit the bill.

Otherwise, a performance T-shirt under a regular ss jersey plus good arm warmers gives lots of options to adjust.
...
11-06-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,807
Posted By jpescatore

Much like for those annoying Check Engine Light...

Much like for those annoying Check Engine Light or Low Toner Indicators, there is an inexpensive solution for those blinking time displays:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 414,813
Posted By datlas

They are predicting good weather for us this...

They are predicting good weather for us this weekend. I am planning a semi-epic 80 mile ride on Saturday with a handful of friends. If I am really ambitious I will ride to/from the start for a full...
10-26-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By John E

I am blessed by being devoid of any natural...

I am blessed by being devoid of any natural athletic ability. I am in very good cardiovascular shape and physically fit, and that is what really counts. I compete only against myself. My wife started...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,260
Posted By Koyote

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy...

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy a name brand or stick with aluminum rims. That's not really a place where I want to take a chance.
10-14-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Wildwood

Wife's gone to visit Dad, Home Alone

So I brought some bikes into the house from the garage.

Makes the house less empty.
Makes me smile.
Is this an illness?

a sample...
10-12-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,440
Posted By 10 Wheels

I track the Miles for maintenance on the bikes.

I track the Miles for maintenance on the bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 414,813
Posted By indyfabz

My kind of road. Not one man made sound. Not even...

My kind of road. Not one man made sound. Not even airplanes. Just birds, insects and the rustling of the grasses thanks to a nice breeze.
...
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,106
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 414,813
Posted By datlas

It’s a beautiful fall morning. Time to ride!

It’s a beautiful fall morning. Time to ride!
09-24-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,889
Views: 760,662
Posted By Biker395

Took a short evening ride with a friend before he...

Took a short evening ride with a friend before he had to get back on a plane for Michigan. Very breezy (typical) initially, but as the sun began to fall, the breeze slowed down and it was quiet and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 202,355
Posted By BillyD

You can't beat a marching band halftime show from...

You can't beat a marching band halftime show from a well trained school. Personally, I love the drumlines best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW0N98jtuRc
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,640
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
09-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By John E

As you can read from my signature, I am with you...

As you can read from my signature, I am with you 100% on "rebuild rather than just buy new." I did originally buy the UO-8 new for my wife, but as a bare frame that I built up with the handlebars,...
09-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,030
Posted By woodcraft

Some pics from BITD

I came across these in a photo album that I hadn't seen.

About to embark on trip from SF area to New England via Vancouver in 1973, at age 19.

20 lb bike, 20 lbs of gear, tubular tires,...
08-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,676
Posted By mr_bill

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the...

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the anti-bike ranters at town meeting, city council meeting, community boards, etc have almost always been and continue to be OLDER than you are?

And...
08-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,676
Posted By noimagination

To the extent that people will learn, it will be...

To the extent that people will learn, it will be slowly.

I've been riding in my area (NYC suburban) for >35 years. Drivers are much more aware of cyclists now, and are much more likely to pass...
08-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,604
Posted By holytrousers

I hope i'll get that experience too when i get...

I hope i'll get that experience too when i get hold of a tensiometer :thumb:

Sheldon Brown's website is like a bible, it got me hooked into bicycle mechanics and gave me the courage to do...
08-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Gonna hit the iron at 50+

Setting up my gym today after a 4 years off the weights. Blew out my guts at 48 and had some mesh installed to hold in my intestines :lol:. The bikes are keeping me in great aerobic shape but not...
08-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,612
Posted By skidder

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies...

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies (just admiring) he better be in the 'dirt nap' position. For me its more a situation of admiring the youth and recalling those days of my own youth with...
08-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,612
Posted By Biker395

I love people watching. Not just the bikinis,...

I love people watching. Not just the bikinis, but everyone. I find myself looking at them, and wondering who they are and what they are about. If life has taught me nothing, it is that you can't...
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,794
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called...

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called REPEL, available at Walmart and Target, that works pretty well against mosquitoes and somewhat against the biting flies. It's made with lemon and...
08-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By oldlady62

When I started riding in June, there weren't many...

When I started riding in June, there weren't many people out on bikes. Lots of walkers, though. Then something happened during July. Me and my neighbor have been riding around the neighborhood a...
07-28-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,218
Posted By jppe

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power. ...

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power.

Just keep your HR down a little lower and keep pedaling!
07-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By NewATBikeComute

First ever half century!

Well, have not done a lot of cycling this year. Working from home, so no commuting mileage, and my attitude towards making an effort to do, well, anything beyond what I have to do, has been 'I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 599,857
Posted By datlas

There is a useful site to monitor covid-19 by...

There is a useful site to monitor covid-19 by state. Tennessee just turned red.

Velo Vol


https://covidactnow.org/
07-05-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By groth

Mini-Parade!

Yes, our Memorial Day and Independence Day parades around here have been canceled. However, we just ride our "float" through town, the same as when we ride it in the regular parade. There's a blue...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 599,857
Posted By Bah Humbug

I've given up on all of it until further notice. ...

I've given up on all of it until further notice. I think the NFL is kidding itself with its current plans; I only hope they have a realistic backup for the reality we'll be in. But until there's a...
06-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By friday1970

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole...

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole families. Mom, Dad, kids, bikes all over the trail. Me swerving to avoid little ones on training wheels.
Not a bad thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 599,857
Posted By bampilot06

weighed myself this morning. Im down to 170. ...

weighed myself this morning. Im down to 170. 10 more to go, to reach my goal. I was near 230 this time last year.
05-30-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,439
Posted By no67el

Kid's Road Bikes--- finally!

So I've been on a search for real(ish) road bike for my two daughters, 7 and 9. They have really liked riding, but their mountain bikes are just heavy and twitchy for the longer road rides we've been...
05-18-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,244
Posted By eaglesandcycling

lol..wow, you sound like a lovely, lovely...

lol..wow, you sound like a lovely, lovely individual. jeez, i was simply asking a very general question. try and work on your anger a bit :)
05-18-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,244
Posted By flangehead

You Make Your Own Safety

99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.
― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/18531022)

The statistics, if done "right", are made...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 599,857
Posted By Heathpack

My 11am appointment was a recheck exam on a...

My 11am appointment was a recheck exam on a conservatively-managed spinal fractures in a little dog who was attacked by a pit bull 2 weeks ago. Several cervical vertebral fractures, all...
05-08-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,763
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, I did quit. I did career from ~22 on, and...

Yeah, I did quit. I did career from ~22 on, and hadn't been on a bike since I was 18. All I did was work - I was self-employed, the usual 70 hour work week. Then one day when I was 50, I stumbled on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 599,857
Posted By Jadesfire

I went for a walk today during a study break. It...

I went for a walk today during a study break. It is absolutely gorgeous here this weekend. Some of this band's songs came up on my playlist (they've been around for some time but I just discovered...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By illjustride

How to fix a tire blow out during a 100 mile bike ride

Yesterday I blew my tire out during my ride. The plan was to do a century. When it hit the pot hole and got the flat I was so bummed out. I thought the ride was over. And the I realized I can repair...
04-19-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,974
Posted By cyccommute

A gear calculator says otherwise....

A gear calculator says otherwise. (http://www.gear-calculator.com/?GR=DERS&KB=32,48&RZ=11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,30,34&UF=2150&TF=116&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=speed) Say you were in the 17 tooth gear at 90...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 599,857
Posted By WhyFi

I wanted to get out for a spin, but I wasn't...

I wanted to get out for a spin, but I wasn't feelin' too sporty today, so I decided to bring my camera along and cheapen some murals by taking pics of my bike in front of them!
...
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