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01-19-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,285
Posted By 6door74

Performance Bikes line-up

I picked up a Scattante bike a few months ago. There isn't much info out there on them and really no YouTube videos of people riding or talking about them.

I'm just looking for info on the R650...
01-13-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By BobbyG

Short But Meaningful Birthday Ride...

In my 50s I had rode my age in miles within a week or two of my birthday. January weather can be tricky in Colorado. I did 57 miles in 2019...my personal record for length. I was an 18-mile a day...
01-05-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,470
Posted By Altair 4

Daughter Talking Me Into a Spin Class

So my daughter works part-time at our YMCA. She's been nagging me to try a spin class and I met the instructor last night. I'm going to give it a try next week.

Looking for advice. I guess...
12-31-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By themp

Heads Up!

70 years old and have been riding since around 2016 at least 2-3 times a week for 4-6 hours. On my latest visit to the dermatologist, he froze two areas in the front bald area of my head and found...
12-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By ZIPP2001

Back on the Bike !

For me my biking stops right after Thanksgiving because work goes insane during the holiday season. This year was even crazier since I switch the company from a wholesale company to a retail company...
12-24-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,385
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Today was my Christmas Day ride at Sky Lane just...

Today was my Christmas Day ride at Sky Lane just outside of Bangkok. Sky Lane is a 23.5 kilometer bike only cycling path that goes around the perimeter of Suvarnabhumi International airport. It’s a...
12-15-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tomm Willians

I prefer it stay 50 plus, it helps me hang on to...

I prefer it stay 50 plus, it helps me hang on to my delusions of being younger than I am 🤣🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
11-26-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Dan Burkhart

First outdoor ride today. Went pretty well. I had...

First outdoor ride today. Went pretty well. I had no difficulty swinging my leg over the frame and pedaling in an easy gear was no problem.
Didn't go far or fast, but it was nice to get out on a 50...
10-18-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,925
Posted By Biker395

That's me too. I eat regularly and often when I...

That's me too. I eat regularly and often when I ride and people ask me how I can eat so much. My question to them is how can they NOT eat when riding.

I also have to say I am generally resistant...
09-28-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By BianchiBravaUS

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Getting better. Staring back slow since I am pushin' 70 Longest ride so...
09-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By terrymorse

I solved the “no room under the seat bag” problem...

I solved the “no room under the seat bag” problem by replacing the seat bag with a seat roll.

Lots of room now.

...
09-20-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Random11

My Third Century

When I started cycling almost five years ago, a Century seemed like a "bucket list" accomplishment--something I'd like to do, but wasn't sure I'd ever be able to. Someone had posted on BF (and I've...
09-17-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 735,389
Posted By t2p

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09-16-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Helderberg

My first time with clipless.

After having ridden a bike from the age of 9, with about 20 years off from back surgery and such, to now at 73 years of age today was my first time with clipless pedals. I worked them at home,...
09-10-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By TiHabanero

Legs have shrunk considerably

Last fall I left the real work world and took up a job that keeps me outside 6 hours of an 8 hour day. It entails walking anywhere from 3.5 to 7 miles each day. I noticed my riding shorts no longer...
09-08-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,628
Posted By OldTryGuy

Leg and Arm warmers go on when temps get in the...

Leg and Arm warmers go on when temps get in the 60'sF.
09-04-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,385
Posted By kahn

It was more like flying. Well, actually, it was...

It was more like flying. Well, actually, it was flying.

An image captured by someone in our group.

Northern Lights and the Big Dipper. Iceland

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,314
Posted By Maelochs

Tubeless tires are just tires. Tires will not...

Tubeless tires are just tires. Tires will not make you faster. A motor will make you faster. EPO or steroids, hard training, drafting will make you faster.

With tubeless you can run lower...
09-02-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,071
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Cycling early in the morning is also good in...

Cycling early in the morning is also good in Thailand to escape the heat of the day.
08-26-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Helderberg

Had a great ride today.

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08-26-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By ZIPP2001

Old Friends !

Dave and I have known each other since 5th grade, and we spent many hours running together. By our freshman year of high school, I was having knee issues and took up biking and he stayed running. I...
08-25-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 735,389
Posted By Biker395

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

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots.

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08-22-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tomm Willians

Laughing at myself over this

I’m currently focused on training to at least attempt my first double century this October in Clovis. I’ve completed 8-9? Centuries in the past two years and feel ready to try something a bit...
08-13-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,659
Posted By Barrettscv

The dominance of the narrow racing tire on bikes is over

The dominance of narrow racing tires on bikes is over. Prior to the mid 1980’s, almost every bike could fit a tire wider than 700x25. The popularity of short reach caliper brakes since1980 made tires...
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm upgrading because I feel like upgrading. Do...

I'm upgrading because I feel like upgrading. Do any of us have to rationalize buying a new bike?
07-07-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bald Paul

Ready to buy, and then.....

70 years old. I'm riding a carbon fiber, Ultegra 11 spd Di2 bike with carbon wheels and rim brakes. Thought it was about time to upgrade to something more current. I found a carbon fiber bike with...
04-24-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Ttom

My Longest Ride

My longest rides to date were no drop club rides on Sunday afternoons of 32 miles.
Now that I have retired and have more time I want to explore my limits and get ready for some road touring....
03-27-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,331
Posted By Random11

I don't Wanna Know

I'm pretty disciplined about riding almost every day, pushing pretty hard, but not exhausting myself. I know the mileage of the routes I'm riding, but outside of the miles, I'm not metering my...
01-31-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By IcySwan1

Post Knee Replacement Pedals

I had a knee replacement 6 weeks ago. I can turn over a pedal on a stationary bike but won't be riding a real bike for a bit. I clip out with my left [operative leg] foot when I stop, I currently use...
01-29-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Well, that doesn't happen very often.

I've struggled to get/keep in shape the last couple of years. A sedentary job combined with the background stress of the pandemic and, oh, aging seem to have sapped my energy. Well, I was very...
01-24-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Tomm Willians

My weather app lied 🤣🤣🤣

Did a wonderful 55 mile loop with the wife today not far out of Reno. My weather app said there would be a high of 51, didn’t even get to the mid 40’s and then only briefly.
No matter, a day cycling...
12-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By ZIPP2001

Christmas Eve Ride !

Now this is how you start a four-day holiday weekend. Out of the house at 9:30am and on the trails by 10. We had a light dusting of snow and freezing temps 23 degrees. I haven't put the studs on this...
12-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,719
Posted By grizzly59

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate ...

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate


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11-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By classic carl

Finally surpassed 5,000 miles for 2021

November has been a tough month to ride for me between a chest cold and the weather not cooperating. I finally got out on the day before Thansgiving for 28 miles and I reached 5,000 for the year. ...
11-25-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great Thanksgiving Day ride.

It was a nice cool crisp day, and it was off to explore a new area trail network. What a blast and I think I earned that turkey dinner after my two-hour ride. This will most likely be my last ride...
11-17-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,578
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

Closing the Loop

So I did go all in. The Emonda finally arrived…
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11-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 735,389
Posted By bjjoondo

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T-Gap Trail, Colorado Springs, CO. Pikes Peak in the background!
11-12-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,741
Posted By livedarklions

D-uh. Relaxed and under control is how I...

D-uh.

Relaxed and under control is how I ride with my gloves off. You're missing my point, gloves interfere with my ability to feel relaxed and under control. That can both be true for me and...
10-31-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 735,389
Posted By Merrimac

Do you like old steel bridges? This historic...

Do you like old steel bridges? This historic Rocks Village Bridge across the Merrimack River is a few miles from my home in Massachusetts. ...
10-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,849
Posted By late

Prehab and rehab

Starting a thread on exercises I like. There will be no particular order, don't kill yourself. Gonna start with what I call Swoopies. You want to do this in socks on wood or lineoleum. You don't need...
10-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,460
Posted By Wildwood

Just go ride, ….regardless of your age. ...

Just go ride, ….regardless of your age.

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10-22-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,460
Posted By 10 Wheels

79 close to 80. Still Lookin Good ...

79 close to 80.
Still Lookin Good
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10-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,128
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

If I had to gear down to 34/40 I'd probably be on...

If I had to gear down to 34/40 I'd probably be on a hill that I shouldn't be on! 555
Having said that, I have climbed Doi Suthep on my LeMond triple, 52/42/30 with a 12-25 cassette.
10-19-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By exercion

Today's ride

Making my first ride on the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) trail. Heading from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA. It's a stout pull out of Cumberland heading west, the wind didn't help, but met some...
10-19-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Too many variables to really care about...

Yep. Too many variables to really care about speed. Grades, wind, road surface, and just how you are feeling that day. The only time it is relevant to me is if I am in some kind of race, and even...
10-19-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By jwalther

You can't compare average speed without taking...

You can't compare average speed without taking elevation (and wind if you're talking about a single ride) into account.
10-18-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By downtube42

Saturday I rode 146 miles. It took almost 14...

Saturday I rode 146 miles. It took almost 14 hours, so that's technically slow AF. At the other end of the distance spectrum, when I race CX, my goal is to be not last in the 60-64 age group. Also...
10-11-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,870
Posted By Digger Goreman

Started 8 years ago @ 52. Couldn't pull a hill...

Started 8 years ago @ 52. Couldn't pull a hill with a tow rope attached to a car! Today I am 8 inches less in the waist, 90 lbs less weight, and all on about 40 miles a week. Also helps I'm a...
10-11-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,870
Posted By gobicycling

Ride, ride, and ride some more. It all counts....

Ride, ride, and ride some more. It all counts. The important thing is to enjoy it. Are there others there you could ride with?
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