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08-01-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 537
Posted By BobbyG

At 59, for me it's all about recovery. Can I put...

At 59, for me it's all about recovery. Can I put in as much effort as I want and still recover quickly? That's been my goal for the last few years. I've seen a slight decline in muscle strength...
08-01-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By BobbyG

Fabchef This just happened to me a couple of...

Fabchef This just happened to me a couple of months ago. I bought a 13 year-old bike (a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk) and the brakes didn't grab, even though they had plenty of "meat" on them. I took it in...
08-01-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 574
Posted By BobbyG

I "feel ya". A few years ago I tried a pair of...

I "feel ya". A few years ago I tried a pair of Continental Touring IIs for commuting. They were nice, but now every time I consider new tires and I see "Continental" I remember how stupid hard they...
07-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By BobbyG

Larituk Over the last 15 years I have also...

Larituk Over the last 15 years I have also adopted everything you suggested except the chamois cream. I suppose that's still a potential issue. Today, at 59 I ride with more comfort than I did at...
07-28-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 652
Posted By BobbyG

I know the OP was offering up his observations in...

I know the OP was offering up his observations in jest, but last spring I encountered subtle "age-ism" when my buddy was in the Intensive Care Unit and it was scary. My friend is 69 and very fit,...
07-28-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By BobbyG

In Colorado text messaging while driving is...

In Colorado text messaging while driving is prohibited, drivers under 18 are prohibited from ANY mobile communication, even hands-free, and drivers of any age with a learner's permit are also...
07-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,591
Posted By BobbyG

Your question was not stupid, but some of the...

Your question was not stupid, but some of the responses were. Your "casual" language and syntax were not out of line with what I see on social media, but it was significantly different from the norm...
07-27-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,162
Posted By BobbyG

ikr?

ikr?
07-23-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,742
Posted By BobbyG

I too, have flashers and a Take-A-Look mirror,...

I too, have flashers and a Take-A-Look mirror, and watch vehicle behavior behind me and always have in mind the possibility of "ditching" or at least pulling over. I will also use hand signals to...
07-23-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By BobbyG

donm1967 Because of hand issues, two years ago I...

donm1967 Because of hand issues, two years ago I converted my 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB to drop-bars like my road bikes. I also had inboard bar ends to approximate more of an on-the-hoods position, so...
07-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 590
Posted By BobbyG

I ride with toe clips and wear stiff-soled...

I ride with toe clips and wear stiff-soled skateboard sneakers, adding arch-support insoles for extra firmness. Actually I wear all my shoes with arch supports these days.

I recently bought a...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By BobbyG

50lbs of rock salt in the snow and ice. ...

50lbs of rock salt in the snow and ice.
https://youtu.be/yskVO0mZMkA
07-21-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By BobbyG

Crap...I knew Trump's definition of "sarcastic"...

Crap...I knew Trump's definition of "sarcastic" would worm its way into the popular lexicon.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By BobbyG

Healthier for you. healthier for the environment....

Healthier for you. healthier for the environment.

There is value in technological advancement and job creation. And while some believe the billionaire boys-club members are driven by ego and...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome dkitten

Welcome dkitten
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By BobbyG

Pic Assist (limited to 10 pics):...

Pic Assist (limited to 10 pics):...
07-20-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,079
Posted By BobbyG

I didn't understand all of this podcast, but it...

I didn't understand all of this podcast, but it came out on the 28th...
https://omny.fm/shows/clear-vivid-with-alan-alda/herman-pontzer-burn-those-calories-better-1
07-20-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By BobbyG

I have less hair than this guy and I use a halo...

I have less hair than this guy and I use a halo headband AND a Under Armor Skullcap. Adter 90 minutes I usually stop and wring the headband, and I'm good for another hour or 90 minutes.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By BobbyG

A hi-viz, water-proof backpack cover makes any...

A hi-viz, water-proof backpack cover makes any backpack hi-viz....
07-18-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,294
Posted By BobbyG

go, Go, GO!

go, Go, GO!
Forum: Commuting
07-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By BobbyG

New Bike; Old 'Fake' Commute...

My 28-years of bike commuting ended last December, as I now work for myself at home.

I recently picked up a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk 7-speed and modified it:...
07-18-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By BobbyG

Normally my advice for over-thinking os to "pedal...

Normally my advice for over-thinking os to "pedal harder"...but that wouldn't work in this situation.

Perhaps this would be the time to take advantage of the extended membership discount to "Club...
07-16-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By BobbyG

A number-2 and supply of small paper squares can...

A number-2 and supply of small paper squares can be beneficial on a ride if you don't have a smart phone....
07-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By BobbyG

56 ChainRingzz would be an awesome hip hop name.

56 ChainRingzz would be an awesome hip hop name.
07-13-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By BobbyG

WIshing you a speedy and full recovery!

WIshing you a speedy and full recovery!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By BobbyG

Dahon Boardwalk (Complete) Inside a 29" Samsonite Oyster!...

Still obsessed with my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk. (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1233802-all-dahon-boardwalk-mods-done-now.html)

I wanted to know if I could pack it inside a 62"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By BobbyG

The Fast and the Folderous...

Rode the Dahon Boardwalk up to Manitou Springs, then screamed downhill on the way home! OMG, it's a real bike...that folds!

https://youtu.be/tlbfujxNofE
07-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,765
Posted By BobbyG

For many years I rode in old cotton, long-sleeve...

For many years I rode in old cotton, long-sleeve button-down shirts with the collars turned up. They hold a lot of moisture, but my current set-up works a little better for me....
07-08-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,765
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know where you are, but here in the high,...

I don't know where you are, but here in the high, dry climes of Colorado wearing moisture-wicking activewear creates evaporative cooling while moving, or stationary with wind. It seems counter...
07-06-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By BobbyG

Hypno Toad Like You I ride with one earbud. ...

Hypno Toad Like You I ride with one earbud. Since a couple of OS updates ago, when I use a wired earbud, a long, long pres of the button has google assistant mention the time and mention any texts...
07-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By BobbyG

Google "bed prism glasses". They're glasses that...

Google "bed prism glasses". They're glasses that bend your vision 90-degrees. They're made so people can lie in bed with their head facing up and read a book propped up on their chest. You'd have...
06-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,217
Posted By BobbyG

The first rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not...

The first rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not talk about Bike Race Club. The second rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not talk about Bike Race Club. Third rule of Bike Race Club: Someone yells...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By BobbyG

All Dahon Boardwalk Mods Done (for now)...

I've reached my repair and modification goals for the 2007 Dahon Boardwalk I bought about a month ago.

Today I had the handlebar stem shortened 3/4 of an inch so it could be lowered 3/4". I had...
06-29-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By BobbyG

Upright but relaxed Tires that absorb my...

Upright but relaxed
Tires that absorb my worries
Riding is dreamy
06-27-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By BobbyG

At some intersections, if cars begin to collect...

At some intersections, if cars begin to collect behind me I move over to the crosswalk to let them go ahead of me. Crosswalks can have their own safety issues for pedestrians and cyclists.

I like...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By BobbyG

Silver_Bike Welcome. I commuted year-round for...

Silver_Bike Welcome. I commuted year-round for 28 years, rain, shine and snow without a shower at work, but with a dressing room, and things got so much better after I discovered bikeforums. So,...
06-25-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By BobbyG

Take-A-Look glasses/helmet mount mirror. ...

Take-A-Look glasses/helmet mount mirror.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/784x455/17919f3d_ad5b_4261_8c58_976ce6f4012c_47cb640639acef12ba88c993ba0833259cc91e11.jpeg
06-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! Reminds me of those pre-revolution cars in...

Nice! Reminds me of those pre-revolution cars in Cuba that are kept running through an amalgam of non-original, non-standard parts.
06-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,901
Posted By BobbyG

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the...

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the thrills of motion and movement. Remember how good it feels to be riding? You'll get there quicker on an e-bike.

Your past post show you like the...
06-19-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By BobbyG

Last time I hiked up Pikes Peak with my buddy, a...

Last time I hiked up Pikes Peak with my buddy, a couple of unicyclists passed us on their way down Barr Trail.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, DNP. As far as wearing it out, I commuted...

Yes, DNP. As far as wearing it out, I commuted by bike for 28 years until last winter. I have replaced many components on my three other bikes. Things wear out, some faster, some slower.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By BobbyG

Unfortunately, I've got budget considerations for...

Unfortunately, I've got budget considerations for now. Eventually I will most likely up the number of gears, although, 7 is not as limiting as I expected.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By BobbyG

My Boardwalk Is Now a Runner and a Climber

I think I am more excited about my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk than any other bike I have ever bought or acquired! Especially now that I've put a wider spread of gears!

The original rear wheel...
06-17-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,643
Posted By BobbyG

I carried a small one in my commute bag. Used it...

I carried a small one in my commute bag. Used it on the road twice in 28 years.
06-17-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,231
Posted By BobbyG

Black to hide the grease. When I commuted I...

Black to hide the grease. When I commuted I carried my street clothes as well as socks, changing back into black socks and bike clothes for the commute home,
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By BobbyG

THanks for the tip...I will check it out at some...

THanks for the tip...I will check it out at some point. At $5 a handle bar at the co-op, I can afford to experiment.
06-13-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,794
Posted By BobbyG

I would probably do better with a narrower saddle...

I would probably do better with a narrower saddle but this one is not causing any issues so I'll stick with it until it does. The nose is long enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By BobbyG

Bungees and Bars: The Boardwalk Evolves...

Bought a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk a coupla weeks ago.
Viva La Contortionista! (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1231899-viva-la-contortionista.html)

I knew the original straight bars would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By BobbyG

I don't see any.

I don't see any.
06-08-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By BobbyG

Steeler_fanatic I agree with and also follow your...

Steeler_fanatic I agree with and also follow your strategy to "wait for a driver to commit and make a turn before pulling into an intersection." I also watch the front wheels as drivers may or may...
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