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10-18-21, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all...

Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all good. jppe doing 3 100 milers in a row is unfathomable!!!! Doing 50 takes stuff out.

Update: Our group of COVID road bike warriors have...
10-16-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By late

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ai8IEdjbgk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ai8IEdjbgk
10-01-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 965
Posted By zjrog

Cardiologist discharged me!

Cardiologist discharged me today. After she scared the devil out of me 3 years ago... And, cleared me for whatever heart rate in exercise I can tolerate... I'm 58, and 140 pounds lighter than 3 years...
09-24-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,016
Posted By ExPatTyke

Cheers OldTryGuy - think I got lucky, there was...

Cheers OldTryGuy - think I got lucky, there was another cyclist killed in Bristol on the Monday after.

The bike's more or less ok too, I'm pleased to say, torn bar tape, brake lever pushed in,...
09-17-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Maelochs

he was a runner for a dealer and making quick...

he was a runner for a dealer and making quick getaways was a matter of both freedom and survival. :D
09-14-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,336
Posted By John E

You do have a history! :) You remind me of my...

You do have a history! :)
You remind me of my maternal grandparents, who knew each other as kids in a small mining town in western Colorado where both of my grandmother's parents and one of her...
09-12-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By late

Try it sometime. Btw, making pills is a...

Try it sometime.

Btw, making pills is a habit now. Once you figure out how to do it, it doesn't take long.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,201
Posted By Steve B.

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. ...

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. Mikes Bikes is essentially no longer. They don't have a contract with XX company, so how is this unexpected ?
09-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Lucillle

Perhaps the doctor ran into a patient that...

Perhaps the doctor ran into a patient that unexpectedly needed a lot more time. I'd hope he would do the same for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,770
Posted By big john

A key to enjoying group rides is finding the...

A key to enjoying group rides is finding the right group. When you do, it's waaayy better than always riding alone. Riding alone is ok but riding with friends adds so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,770
Posted By big john

Whether something is dangerous or not depends on...

Whether something is dangerous or not depends on who is doing it and who they're doing it to.

Half-wheeling is not dangerous by itself.
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By gobicycling

Teeny, Teeny, Tiny Tris

In my low 80's, one of my challenging activities is teeny, teeny, tiny tris. This is a 45 minute swim, about a 1.5 mile walk (can't run much any more), and a 10 mile ride, all in the same morning....
08-23-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,868
Posted By shelbyfv

OP should contact Trek, Specialized... big money...

OP should contact Trek, Specialized... big money to be made as consultant engineer. :thumb:
08-23-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,868
Posted By PeteHski

Well I'm fairly confident he/she is not working...

Well I'm fairly confident he/she is not working in engineering mechanical design. But they do have a good point about the gross over-statement of stiffness relating to power transmission. It's just...
08-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,822
Posted By CAT7RDR

Small critters like raccoons, rabbits, squirrels,...

Small critters like raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, cats and coyotes would be my concern.
08-06-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,183
Posted By Broctoon

Swagger, zen, euphoria. Psychologists call it...

Swagger, zen, euphoria. Psychologists call it flow, especially when you get the feeling while actively doing something, as opposed to just vegetating. Love me a good flow state while riding in a...
08-06-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,183
Posted By Broctoon

It is an objective fact that the Jaguar XKE is...

It is an objective fact that the Jaguar XKE is the most beautiful vehicle ever produced. If you try to say otherwise, youre wrong.
08-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,554
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so the Olympics have changed a bit over the...

Ok, so the Olympics have changed a bit over the years.

Oscar Swahn, Olympic Gold at 64 years and 258 days of age, Olympic Silver at age 72. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Swahn)
...
08-01-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,554
Posted By Dudelsack

I’m guessing there’s a reason we don’t see many...

I’m guessing there’s a reason we don’t see many 60 year olds competing in the Olympics.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Machka

Thursday, 1 July 2021 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km...

Thursday, 1 July 2021 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs
Friday, 2 July 2021 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Saturday,...
07-29-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,977
Posted By indyfabz

Weve had traffic circles in Philly and S. Jersey...

Weve had traffic circles in Philly and S. Jersey for well more than 50 years. A couple of big ones were replaced with protected intersections because people here are dense. There is still a large,...
07-28-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,977
Posted By caloso

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and...

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and universal healthcare: Americans can’t seem to figure them out even though it’s just normal everywhere else in the world.
07-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get a Very Bright Strobe Light for The Front of...

Get a Very Bright Strobe Light for The Front of your Bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,018
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 The first breakthrough in my riding as an...

+1 The first breakthrough in my riding as an early teen was toeclips. Then pulling the straps tight. Then buying cycling shoes and nailing on the cleats. Clipless was not a gain, just an increase...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,018
Posted By Koyote

Umm, what?

Umm, what?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,018
Posted By terrymorse

I often pull up on the pedals when climbing out...

I often pull up on the pedals when climbing out of the saddle. It definitely adds significant force into the cranks on those short and steep sections.

I have never injured myself while pulling up...
07-25-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By trainchaser

I'm alive! That was my initial reaction after...

I'm alive! That was my initial reaction after waking up from having quintuple bypass open heart surgery on July 16th. I now have large scars on my right leg, left arm and down the middle of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By Elvo

One of these: ...

One of these:
https://redshiftsports.com/products/shockstop-suspension-stem

And these:
https://canecreek.com/product/eesilk/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By tempocyclist

Yep. Assuming your bike fit is dialled in, most...

Yep. Assuming your bike fit is dialled in, most of the comfort gains will come from tyres/tubes and tyre pressure. The above advice sounds about right.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By GhostRider62

Put 28 mm GP5000 with latex tubes at 60 psi front...

Put 28 mm GP5000 with latex tubes at 60 psi front and 75 rear. Get a Brooks B17. Get carbon bars.

If you still have pain, it is either you or the frame.
06-27-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By FBOATSB

Get the gel style. You have a slightly less...

Get the gel style. You have a slightly less chance of it blowing back in your face that way.
06-25-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,054
Posted By RVwriter

Hey, Shp4mn, Im 82 and still work a 60-hour...

Hey, Shp4mn, Im 82 and still work a 60-hour week. After the pandemic, the recent death of my only biking buddy and four trips to the hospital, I need motivation too! When I was a young man (at 75),...
06-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,029
Posted By Sorg67

Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems...

Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems comfortable. I want to do a 50 mile loop this coming Sunday. Too big of a jump? 30 miles on Sunday seemed easy. I feel like 50 miles would be doable.
06-17-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,637
Posted By pdlamb

As a practical matter, I've had to get a helmet...

As a practical matter, I've had to get a helmet off my head as quickly as possible because a stinging insect flew into the vent (more than once); and I'm blind without glasses. Don't want to get...
06-17-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,637
Posted By JohnDThompson

Under the straps. Otherwise, I need to remove my...

Under the straps. Otherwise, I need to remove my glasses in order to take off the helmet.
06-16-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,637
Posted By Bmach

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t...

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t care what others think.
06-15-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,134
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, but old cars were not more reliable. Tim

Sorry, but old cars were not more reliable.
Tim
06-10-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By GBK233

Personal Best today 👍

Im 53 yrs old and started riding a few months ago. Began with 3 mile rides at average of 16mph. Bumped it up to 10 mile rides that took me around 35 mins.

Been riding about 340 miles a month for...
06-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,029
Posted By Sorg67

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles...

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender...
06-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,029
Posted By Sorg67

Six weeks post surgery. Rode bicycle three miles...

Six weeks post surgery. Rode bicycle three miles yesterday. Felt okay. Going to ease back in slowly. Legs felt very weak, but I think they will come back quickly. Resumed running about a week...
05-31-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, takes some tact to correct people who thank...

Yeah, takes some tact to correct people who thank me on Memorial Day. I usually say something like "Hey, I survived."
05-30-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By canklecat

Technically Memorial Day is for those active duty...

Technically Memorial Day is for those active duty folks who died in wartime. Veterans Day is for the rest of us.

Nitpicking, I know, but I'm uncomfortable with celebrating on Memorial Day, as I am...
05-27-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,597
Posted By 10 Wheels

How do you get the Attention of Cell Phone...

How do you get the Attention of Cell Phone Drivers?
Why do you not Wear Dark Glasses?
05-24-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By jpescatore

I swing as far left (US centric...) as possible,...

I swing as far left (US centric...) as possible, and turn my head away when I'm passing anyone mowing their lawn or whacking their weeds - and give out a Thanks wave whenever they see me and are nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By 10 Wheels

Red is Good ...

Red is Good
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05-19-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By Barry2

Sorry to be a downer... Cost of Liability...

Sorry to be a downer...
Cost of Liability Insurance?
05-09-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,833
Posted By Gresp15C

Okay, QR levers, fine. But what we really need to...

Okay, QR levers, fine. But what we really need to discuss is which way the Brilando clips are supposed to point... ;)...
05-02-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By 05 fuji

My Dr. recommended I wait 3 months to resume...

My Dr. recommended I wait 3 months to resume riding. I did and bought a new bike to enjoy that first ride! No issues.
04-30-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,662
Posted By yrrej

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Hey, i am 82 and used my age as an excuse to buy a...
04-29-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,276
Posted By Reflector Guy

Question: What is the best way to make a small...

Question: What is the best way to make a small fortune in the bike shop business?
Answer: Start with a large fortune.
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