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07-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,094
Posted By Biker395

It looks like at least semi-retirement is in my...

It looks like at least semi-retirement is in my immediate future. I've worked my whole life since I was 12 ... even worked through law school, which is pretty much unheard of. I'm hoping I adjust...
07-22-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,094
Posted By Biker395

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in...

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in 2018 had a skiing accident that caused a tibial platform compression fracture. I needed surgery for that too, but recovered quickly ... 3 months or so...
07-21-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By Biker395

You would think that I would have done most of...

You would think that I would have done most of those claims, but I haven't!

I've done Horseshoe, Sabrina, and White Mountain, and that little spur off to Death Valley, but have not done Whitney...
07-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I was wondering that myself. Everesting is...

Yea, I was wondering that myself. Everesting is not on my radar ... I think I could do all the climbing, but the mental aspect of repeating the same climb again and again ... oy!

I've never done...
07-20-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By Biker395

Whatever it is, do something! I did nothing when...

Whatever it is, do something! I did nothing when I turned 50, did nothing when I turned 60, and despite my plans to do a metric century in years (i.e. do something when I was 62 and change), I did...
07-20-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By Biker395

The old Everest Challenge is defunct. They...

The old Everest Challenge is defunct. They haven't done it in a few years at least.
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Biker395

I don't think they are currently the standard of...

I don't think they are currently the standard of care. But I think they should be ... enough so, that I (like you) are willing to pay for it out of pocket. IMHO, highly recommended for people our...
07-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Biker395

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a...

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a Groupon. A heart scan is only about $150:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-1

The place where they do it is also a cardiac...
07-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Biker395

Glad they caught it on time! Good luck with the...

Glad they caught it on time! Good luck with the surgery and recovery.

I've had a couple of CT angiograms to try to get a handle on the status of my arteries. So far so good (partial blockages,...
07-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

OMG. I saw this and thought those were...

OMG. I saw this and thought those were mosquitoes. Aieeeee.
07-09-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,444
Posted By Biker395

Late to the party, but I would say it depens on...

Late to the party, but I would say it depens on when you want to go and what kind of cycling you like. I like riding in mountains and riding in reasonably dry, sunny weather. I also dislike...
06-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By Biker395

Slovenia, I think. Rented an old crappy MTB, but...

Slovenia, I think. Rented an old crappy MTB, but had a great time.
06-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop ...

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop

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06-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

More riding on the coast ... ...

More riding on the coast ...

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06-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

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View from this morning's ride
06-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,521
Posted By Biker395

It depends on you. For me, riding with friends...

It depends on you. For me, riding with friends is a huge incentive. If you can join a group of cyclists that you like, you'll find yourself looking it.
06-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,201
Posted By Biker395

Now that is quotable.

Now that is quotable.
06-03-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,308
Posted By Biker395

I remember when I turned 50. I had people in...

I remember when I turned 50. I had people in this group calling me "youngster" and I thought they were joking. As 50 is a loooong time in my rear view mirror, I know now that they were not joking....
06-01-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Biker395

We're getting more and more of that here too. ...

We're getting more and more of that here too. People driving ridiculously fast in pretty busy traffic. And average speeds have gone up 5MPH or so post-COVID.
06-01-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Biker395

Now you have me wondering if that is the right...

Now you have me wondering if that is the right picture or not. Initially, all they had was the low wall of boulders you see there, but cars easily punched through that. Later, they installed those...
05-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Biker395

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends...

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends not only on the cut, but the manufacturer, and even the country where it is likely going to be sold.

I bought a size L jersey in Slovenia and it...
05-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Biker395

Yea, there was no one in the car or in the...

Yea, there was no one in the car or in the vicinity, so they were assumed to have self-rescued and are OK. The LEOs were just checking to see if the car was reported stolen.

If you don't have a...
05-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
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 ......
05-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Biker395

Dealing with aging parents can be really sucky. ...

Dealing with aging parents can be really sucky. We just moved my Mom into an assisted facility, and although she didn't want to go, it was necessary. It just wasn't safe for her living by herself,...
04-30-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,565
Posted By Biker395

If I suspect the ride will be difficult for me,...

If I suspect the ride will be difficult for me, I'd scope it out first. If not, I would just do it (waiting for the cease and desist letter from Nike).
04-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,213
Posted By Biker395

Iíve just augered in on the right fitting by...

Iíve just augered in on the right fitting by carrying a wrench with me and adjusting when it seemed needed.

After that, matching new bikes to the old.
04-28-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,735
Posted By Biker395

My older bro had a Capri 1600 ('71, I think?),...

My older bro had a Capri 1600 ('71, I think?), and a buddy of mine had the 2000. Both awesome cars that lasted a long time. Things I remember:

The 1600 had a close ratio manual transmission....
04-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,735
Posted By Biker395

Currently 3 cars co-owned and 4 bikes. I had 6...

Currently 3 cars co-owned and 4 bikes. I had 6 but gave 2 away.
04-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,193
Posted By Biker395

Years ago, a buddy opined that I would really...

Years ago, a buddy opined that I would really enjoy surfing a lot more if I was a little high while doing it. It seemed harmless enough, so I gave it a try.

The place was "C Street" ... a point...
03-19-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,736
Posted By Biker395

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize...

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize unnecessary risks and live it to the fullest while you can.
03-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

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02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,993
Posted By Biker395

Stay off arterials. Use a mirror and have an...

Stay off arterials.
Use a mirror and have an escape route.
Do not pass anyone or anything on the right (left for you Brits et al)
Don't run stop signs.
Give pedestrians a wide birth and expect...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre...

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre stuff Iíve never seen before. Turns out it was Muskís Starlight satellite constellation.

...
02-11-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,341
Posted By Biker395

Ah ... this is a better pix of what snow...

Ah ... this is a better pix of what snow shoveling can be for me. Ugh. Good luck with that ...
...
02-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ... ...

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ...

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02-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,901
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed...

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed system, and am completely happy with it. I am not feeling the siren call of disc brakes or eshifting.

But it sounds as if both are attractive and...
02-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,550
Posted By Biker395

Mine are all rafter hooks in the garage or...

Mine are all rafter hooks in the garage or sitting in the family room to be admired.

At some point, I'll be in the same boat, so I'm interested in the answers too. :thumb:
02-02-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,482
Posted By Biker395

I was just telling a friend that I have had 11...

I was just telling a friend that I have had 11 broken bones in my life, and that is counting 4 broken ribs as a single break.

LOTS of broken bones. But no hardware.
02-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

View from the trail ... ...

View from the trail ...
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02-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

Riding near Santa Barbara ...

Riding near Santa Barbara

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01-29-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By Biker395

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to...

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to go down to 3 days a week. We share overhead expenses equally, so if I'm working 3 days a week, we have to come to another arrangement. Maybe pay 3/5...
01-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By Biker395

Sooo conflicted over retirement. We can...

Sooo conflicted over retirement.

We can afford it now. But what would I do with myself ... especially in the middle of a pandemic? I've been working since I was 12 years old, even through two...
01-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By Biker395

Haven't been able to use smartphone without...

Haven't been able to use smartphone without reading glasses for a while, but I don't think that has anything to do with not using sunglasses. It's old age, lots of reading, and lenses that are less...
01-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Biker395

Totally doable. Get to the point where you can do...

Totally doable. Get to the point where you can do 100 in reasonable comfort, then go for it.

Start early (bring lights), eat and drink often, and have fun.
01-25-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Biker395

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely...

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely possible to do your first DC at over 60. How doable?

It depends on the DC. Some are quite a challenge ... lots of climbing and an aggressive time...
01-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,783
Posted By Biker395

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her...

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her fiancť, the other. Good excuse for N+1. :thumb:
01-25-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,645
Posted By Biker395

:lol: I'm only laughing because I am not far...

:lol:

I'm only laughing because I am not far behind you. I get it!
01-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,645
Posted By Biker395

Truth is ... I'll probably reach the point where...

Truth is ... I'll probably reach the point where I should go for an ebike before I actually will. I was telling a non-cycling friend about the odd mentality involved last weekend driving around in...
01-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,645
Posted By Biker395

No ebike for me yet either, but that day may come...

No ebike for me yet either, but that day may come if I don't kill myself first.

On the issue of training, you would be surprised ... I was. I know a guy who could barely finish double centuries...
01-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,071
Posted By Biker395

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel...

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel Mountains. It isn't often you can ride at near 8000 feet without snow and with only a windbreaker ... so we took advantage.

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