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02-13-23, 08:45 PM
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Posted By canalligators

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? Well,...

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Well, this 50+ rides: SWB recumbent. Road bike. Folding bike. Cruiser winter bike. Recumbent tandem. Crank Forward. Classic club bike. Rod brake...
12-04-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By terrymorse

I have been wearing the Sock Guy wool socks for...

I have been wearing the Sock Guy wool socks for many years. They also made my custom wool socks when I had a bike touring company.

wool
ankle height
thin
no seam at toe area [Edit: there is...
11-16-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By BikeLite

If the possum down content is very high, the...

If the possum down content is very high, the socks may not last long. There are story after story of gloves not lasting.
11-14-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By gkamieneski

Pearl Izumi has quite a few offerings in merino...

Pearl Izumi has quite a few offerings in merino wool including a thermal merino wool model. Iíve used Smartwool socks and these compare favorably to them.
11-14-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By sean.hwy

https://darntough.com/

https://darntough.com/
11-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By phughes

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to...

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to put them on, they rolled over and played dead . :innocent:
11-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By chaadster

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a...

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a seam since I donít feel it, but yeah, I looked and they do! I can barely notice it feeling for it with my fingers, and they call it ďno-feel,Ē but itís...
11-14-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,876
Posted By cyccommute

My go to sock company is Fox River. They make a...

My go to sock company is Fox River. They make a quarter crew (https://foxsox.com/collections/mens-merino-wool?uff_ay479_tags=Quarter%20Crew) in wool.
11-02-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,737
Posted By Reflector Guy

The Park Tools videos with Calvin Jones are...

The Park Tools videos with Calvin Jones are always good when there's a new kind of brake caliper or derailleur that needs some fine adjustments.
10-11-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By noimagination

If it works for you then that's great, but it...

If it works for you then that's great, but it doesn't make any sense to me. I guess you keep your bike outside, since once you're riding you've already made your clothing choices. I don't see that...
10-10-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By prj71

For me it helps with future clothing selection on...

For me it helps with future clothing selection on rides.
10-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By CAT7RDR

Heat Index might be a useful data set to have...

Heat Index might be a useful data set to have relative to effort and hydration.
10-09-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By UnCruel

Garmin's temperature sensors aren't particularly...

Garmin's temperature sensors aren't particularly accurate. It takes quite a while to adjust to temperature changes, and if the sunlight hits it, the temperature goes up at least ten degrees.
10-06-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By Polaris OBark

It can be done. Link to Garmin...

It can be done. Link to Garmin (https://forums.garmin.com/sports-fitness/cycling/f/edge-130/239093/the-two-best-data-fields-available-for-130-temperature-and-my-edge)
09-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,475
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've had the proven shots that actually prevent...

I've had the proven shots that actually prevent illness. Shingrix 7 years ago when I was getting the travel shots.
NO flu shots since the swineflu one in 1979, or maybe there was one other one in...
09-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,475
Posted By Climb14er

Got the original Pfizer shots, no boosters, or...

Got the original Pfizer shots, no boosters, or additional shots for me. No more flu shots either! Iím done with all this so called vaccine pharma! Regret getting the initial shots from Pfizer!...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,080
Posted By adamrice

I also use an iPhone running RwGPS (or...

I also use an iPhone running RwGPS (or Cyclemeter, depending on what kind of ride I'm doing). I rely mostly on audio cues over a bone-conduction headset, so the screen is off most of the time. This...
Forum: Touring
02-10-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Symox

and here is the actual trip all the prep was for!...

and here is the actual trip all the prep was for!

https://youtu.be/22FfejfNlGQ
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By GhostRider62

Some owners have complained that the Lupine beam...

Some owners have complained that the Lupine beam pattern in the near field is very narrow. It has a killer feature......ability to tune the automatic turn on/turn off. So, it comes on at dusk or...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By adamrice

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German...

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German headlights, also look at Lupine (http://www.lupine-shop.com/en/LED-Lightsets/Road-bike-lights/). They do sell their batteries separately.
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By GhostRider62

I did not mention the Fenix BC30. I own V1 and...

I did not mention the Fenix BC30. I own V1 and have some reservations on it. The V2 uses different emitters and has an bluetooth button to change power levels. The battery compartment was also...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By kingston

I haven't found a battery powered light that I...

I haven't found a battery powered light that I like better for randonneuring than the B&M IXON IQ Premium (http://IXON IQ Premium). I run mine with a fork-crown-mount so it's out of the way and carry...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By Steamer

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a...

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a measurement of light "density" (intensity) instead of total light, like lumens. A lot of lumens spread out over a large area wont have a very high...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By GhostRider62

Comparisons are hard. Some are rated in Lux and...

Comparisons are hard. Some are rated in Lux and others in Lumens. More importantly is the shape of the beam. For me, the "color" or hotness of the emitter matters a lot. Some are just too hot and I...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By adamrice

Something you'll want to pay attention to with...

Something you'll want to pay attention to with battery headlights and power banks alike is charge time: with a multi-day brevet, you could get into a situation where you don't have enough time to...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By GhostRider62

The nice thing about the Ixon Space is the...

The nice thing about the Ixon Space is the adjustability of the power from 10 Lux to 150 Lux in small increments. I had estimated that 80 lux is what I would need riding solo, this would last around...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By unterhausen

I have no idea if they meet the OP's...

I have no idea if they meet the OP's requirements, but I have thought of getting a B&M Ixon. They have one that will act as a usb charger for your other devices.

Also, the Outbound road light...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By GhostRider62

Few choices these days Acebean BK10 or...

Few choices these days

Acebean BK10 or Lumintop B01 runs on a rechargeable 21700 (big brother to 18650)...one of them runs also on 18650, I think

B & M Ixon Space does not have a removable...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By adamrice

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge...

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge from USB, and don't care whether there's a wall socket or power bank behind it. But not all of these will run while charging. There was a discussion...
Replies: 55
Views: 7,495
Posted By unterhausen

All the distance riders I knew that use battery...

All the distance riders I knew that use battery lights used Cygolite Expillions. But that seems to have been discontinued.
Forum: Touring
01-25-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Symox

I took the liberty of sharing the comments from...

I took the liberty of sharing the comments from gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html) and staehpj1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/staehpj1-64151.html) on the Youtube...
12-26-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By rydabent

I have two Sram long cage RDs, and 11 to 34...

I have two Sram long cage RDs, and 11 to 34 clusters. I went all year on one adjustment on both, that I did during my yearly Feb over haul and checking.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You need a good physical therapist to help you...

You need a good physical therapist to help you develop a good core strength training plan. Hopefully a PT that can look at an X ray and figure out what will help and what won't. Ask the PT if you can...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By unterhausen

How much HIIT can you do with your back the way...

How much HIIT can you do with your back the way it is? I think twice a week is enough. Maybe only once a week.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Steamer

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval...

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval training, back problem or not.
09-21-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,718
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm surprised more jersey makers aren't designing...

I'm surprised more jersey makers aren't designing in larger, zippered pockets to hold cell phones.

I have a couple of jerseys that came with an optional, side zippered pocket that is sort of on...
08-13-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,046
Posted By Iride01

I made it!

We rode Mt Evans yesterday, Aug 12. Made it in 2hr 30min moving time. When I get home next week and can get to my computer I'll add some more info. Don't like doing stuff on the tiny screen of my...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By robow

I would definitely make reservations if possible....

I would definitely make reservations if possible. Because of Covid and the fact that it's not like lodging along the Katy grows on trees anymore. You wouldn't want to roll up looking for a room and...
02-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,411
Posted By NRissy

Nebraska Cowboy Trail

I was wondering if anyone has ridden the whole cowboy trail in Nebraska. It is 190 miles of gravel from Norfolk to Valentine. I want to ride it this summer and am starting to plan my trip.
02-05-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By BCAC

Us older guys with the necessary bucks to spare,...

Us older guys with the necessary bucks to spare, should buy the bike we want. What else are you going to spend it on, hookers and blow?
01-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,441
Posted By Wanderer

That's where I learned to shovel, 60 years back! ...

That's where I learned to shovel, 60 years back! In the corn crib, and the hog house! lol
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,631
Posted By imi

I use both. They complement each other rather...

I use both. They complement each other rather well :)
08-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,922
Posted By Toadmeister

Everything causes cancer. Especially in...

Everything causes cancer. Especially in California apparently...
Replies: 30
Views: 5,443
Posted By adamrice

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart...

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart rate and metabolism remain elevated for a while after a ride. If I wrap up a ride in the evening, my heart rate might still be high when it's time to...
05-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 23,657
Posted By MattTheHat

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music...

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music while riding on the road all the time. Like every day. About 10,000 miles worth in the last year. It seems perfectly safe to me. If it doesn't feel safe...
04-14-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By Leinster

I've done it on 2 occasions. Getting chainline...

I've done it on 2 occasions. Getting chainline right is important; I had a wheel try to pop out descending the Col de Peyresourde in 39x14.

One of my bikes is now permanently converted to SS. Even...
04-13-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By 79pmooney

50-19. Good chainline on your bike, good all...

50-19. Good chainline on your bike, good all around gear. You might have to walk a hill but you are only doing this once. (And you can ride a hill in a much bigger gear than you ever dreamed...
04-13-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By dsaul

Chainline is very important to singlespeeding a...

Chainline is very important to singlespeeding a multispeed bike after a derailleur or hanger failure. I have done it and seen it done numerous times and the chainline needs to be very straight or...
04-13-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By phughes

It would really depend on your load, the hills...

It would really depend on your load, the hills you will encounter, and whether or not you want to ride up them, or walk the bike, and of course your preference.

I might go with the 34/21, or the...
04-13-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By ThermionicScott

The most important thing for me would be the gear...

The most important thing for me would be the gear combination. Chain alignment isn't as critical as it was in the olde days, but I'd still try to find a gear combination that was relatively...
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