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03-08-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,632
Posted By rutan74

I am just going to chime in to add my 2 cents...

I am just going to chime in to add my 2 cents since I have had similar experiences.

First, be realistic. At 67, I'd like to ride with the 30 year old's but that is just wishful thinking. Really,...
02-01-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,962
Posted By rutan74

I know I am late to the game here, but thought I...

I know I am late to the game here, but thought I would just add my 2 cents. I have been spinning, during the winter for about 7 years now. I am a road rider that averages about 100 miles per week...
09-27-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,255
Posted By rutan74

I never really thought of the amount of papers he...

I never really thought of the amount of papers he delivered but I know he delivered the Pittsburgh Press and that was a pretty thick daily paper, especially the Wednesday edition. The in town daily...
09-23-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,255
Posted By rutan74

I was a paperboy for exactly 1 week. Hated it...

I was a paperboy for exactly 1 week. Hated it and then quit.

I do have a story though of a paperboy from my hometown. Every town has its characters and my hometown that was much like Mayberry...
Forum: Southeast
05-05-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,773
Posted By rutan74

Did it. Tried twice, missed cutoff first time,...

Did it. Tried twice, missed cutoff first time, made it no problem 2 years later. The ride is no joke. It is tough. Hell, just getting to the campground at mile 75 is like 6,000 ft of climbing and...
04-19-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By rutan74

Yes, I moved from Mass some 18 years ago to SC. ...

Yes, I moved from Mass some 18 years ago to SC. Country roads here are incredible. Unfortunately, I have become a road wuss as any imperfection, like alligator asphalt gets me annoyed now. Of...
04-19-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,839
Posted By rutan74

What is the diff between powdered beet root and...

What is the diff between powdered beet root and beet juice? Yea, I know one is a liquid. Really though, you can buy beet juice in the store so why would you need the powdered stuff? BTW, I did...
04-14-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,689
Posted By rutan74

Late to the game here but I thought I would add...

Late to the game here but I thought I would add my 2 cents as I had a similar problem.

I can only echo many of the posts that say your wheel builder or LBS did not know what they were doing. I...
12-07-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By rutan74

Well a number of years ago, I had a choice too...

Well a number of years ago, I had a choice too with the Allez at the top of my list. BTW, 65 here and cycle about 75-100 miles a week. Anyway, I was talked out of the Allez by the Specialized rep. ...
07-12-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By rutan74

OK. I have been bitten 2 times and chased, well...

OK. I have been bitten 2 times and chased, well I have lost count. After the second bite with the owner declaring that his dog has been in this neighborhood longer than me, I decided that was the...
07-12-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,142
Posted By rutan74

Depending upon the IPTV service you are using or...

Depending upon the IPTV service you are using or going to use, you then only have to find Eurosport. There are usually Eurosport 1 and 2. Cycling is not on 100% of the time so you would have to...
05-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,267
Posted By rutan74

Just my 2 cents, but this is wacked. FWIW, I...

Just my 2 cents, but this is wacked.

FWIW, I always check the cue sheet and or Map My Ride or Ride with GPS for the route and profile. If it is a group ride, I still check out the details. I...
02-23-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 17,439
Posted By rutan74

Rule 5 is the life rule, period. All subsequent...

Rule 5 is the life rule, period. All subsequent rules are subject to interpretation. None needed for Rule 5.

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02-15-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 38,433
Posted By rutan74

This is what I tell all the folks just starting...

This is what I tell all the folks just starting out. Keep a LOG. Whether it be a paper log, Excel sheet or Strava, keep a log of your rides. If paper or Excel, track your distance and time. ...
02-12-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,179
Posted By rutan74

I can relate to that except for all your...

I can relate to that except for all your conditions. At 65, doctor loves that I ride and says keep going. I try and not go over 140bpm to often as I consider that 'burning matches' and I figure on...
01-11-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,187
Posted By rutan74

I am going to tell you a story of a guy who rode...

I am going to tell you a story of a guy who rode a bike until he was in his late 70's early 80's.

You mentioned you were a paper boy. The local paper boy in my small town ended up delivering...
01-11-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,351
Posted By rutan74

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the...

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the stage where I have less than 2 years to go before I embark on my final job, riding a bike full time. Right now, it feels like I am spending more time...
01-11-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,288
Posted By rutan74

I use the 530. I like to map our group rides and...

I use the 530. I like to map our group rides and the event rides I do. Beats taping the cue sheet to the handlebars. The 530 is nice as it actually shows the map. I too upload to Strava and it is...
12-21-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,671
Posted By rutan74

You would be surprised about certain areas in...

You would be surprised about certain areas in Florida. I have ridden near Panama City and it was flat as a board. I have also ridden the "Horrible Hundred" in Clermont which is about 25 miles west...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By rutan74

I did a local event ride about 2 years ago...

I did a local event ride about 2 years ago outside of Charlotte where a bypass section (toll) had not been opened yet. The race organizers got permission to move part of the ride to the new unopened...
Forum: Southeast
11-19-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,773
Posted By rutan74

Don't know if this is still active or not. I've...

Don't know if this is still active or not. I've done Mitchell like 4 times.

The best ride and the one that the Assault on Mt Mitchell uses is from Marion, not Asheville. Start at Marion. You...
07-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By rutan74

Gatorskins, period. I have ridden 25's for years...

Gatorskins, period. I have ridden 25's for years and after 15,000 miles I have had only 2 flats. Very durable tires (3,000 miles tread wear for me) and puncture resistant. 45-50 per tire but worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 573,420
Posted By rutan74

SW Pa. a couple of years ago. Old "stomping"...

SW Pa. a couple of years ago. Old "stomping" grounds.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,862
Posted By rutan74

That was a joke son....Sri Lanka? My "local" Y...

That was a joke son....Sri Lanka? My "local" Y is MY Sri Lanka. Now I WISH I could be there too but I just have to slum it at my local Y, in spin class no less.

Enjoy you time there. I'm sure...
10-28-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,034
Posted By rutan74

Take it from me, that is great. I remember back...

Take it from me, that is great. I remember back 6-7 years ago I got back on the bike to return a Redbox DVD. The store was "only' 7 miles. I had to stop 3 times to get there and rest. Then on the...
10-23-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,150
Posted By rutan74

What? You mean you did not get to the tippy top...

What? You mean you did not get to the tippy top of Mitchell? Doesn't count. Only kidding. I carried my bike up to this point on that small walking path. Tried to ride up to this point but the...
08-15-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 745,558
Posted By rutan74

Hey, not to be out done....Although a few years...

Hey, not to be out done....Although a few years ago and in the early spring training for the Assault on Mt Mitchell. Old bike too. Have done 4 summits from the Marion side. Quite a ride tunnels and...
07-22-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,481
Posted By rutan74

So true. My urologist has some stern warnings...

So true. My urologist has some stern warnings for me. I have low T. He said he can jack me up just like those advertisements on radio claim. He said there is an industry that is pushing these T...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,584
Posted By rutan74

Ahh, look no further than a motorcycle. They...

Ahh, look no further than a motorcycle. They must have the headlight on at all times TO BE SEEN.

She is at fault, period. Turning against traffic, no brainer who is at fault. I would guess...
07-02-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,768
Posted By rutan74

More power to you. I and my wife who was born in...

More power to you. I and my wife who was born in Mass now officially hate the snow. I have turned into a weather wuss in my old age.

I must admit that I do enjoy watching the weather channel...
07-01-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,768
Posted By rutan74

Heat is relative. I lived in Western Mass...

Heat is relative.

I lived in Western Mass for 28 years and it got "hot" maybe 2-3 weeks out of the summer. Then I moved to South Carolina 15 years ago. Average temp here is 89 from June thru...
04-11-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,481
Posted By rutan74

You act like Lance was the first doper in saying...

You act like Lance was the first doper in saying he robbed professional cycling of all credibility. You have a selective memory of all the doping scandals in the 90's and then in 2000's and even...
04-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,481
Posted By rutan74

I see. So you want to chastise him for getting 2...

I see. So you want to chastise him for getting 2 million or more people off the couch and riding bikes here in the U.S.? How about making Trek a household name or the largest bike company in the...
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