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09-14-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Mark Stone

Pancreatitis -- Ugh

Well, I had my third bout against Acute Pancreatitis during the last week of August. I had Pancreatitis twice in the past, both events in 2017, both caused by a blocked Bile Duct and resolved by gall...
08-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree with this. The symptoms you are...

I agree with this. The symptoms you are describing need a Doctor's attention.
07-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Mark Stone

You're right, that was a crazy ride! I never...

You're right, that was a crazy ride! I never dropped a wallet, but found one (full of cash!) on a Denver area MUP a coupla' decades ago. After a few minutes, a guy comes riding the opposite direction...
07-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Mark Stone

Hi Scott, I agree with you that your AC joint...

Hi Scott, I agree with you that your AC joint didn't need PT. I had a similar crash where I tore ligaments on the AC, and it just healed nicely with a little weight lifting to strengthen the shoulder...
07-26-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,785
Posted By Mark Stone

The answer may depend on your reason for...

The answer may depend on your reason for climbing. Touring bikes are geared very low to make climbing easier, if you happen to be that type of cyclist. If you're working on gaining strength, it may...
07-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,849
Posted By Mark Stone

A&S is not completely useless - it does give us...

A&S is not completely useless - it does give us comic relief from time to time. I don't like posting here because people argue just for the sake of arguing.
07-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,898
Posted By Mark Stone

Without reading through all the other responses,...

Without reading through all the other responses, would parts become an issue on the 1978 road bike? I had a 1984 or 5 Trek 520 touring bike I traded off to a shop because I was unable to find...
07-03-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By Mark Stone

In an ironic weather twist -

This past week, while a goodly portion of the country is battling excessive heat, my hometown of El Paso has been experiencing highs in the high 60s and low 70s with mucho rainfall. It's been a joy...
06-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,025
Posted By Mark Stone

That's me - T-Shirt and a pair of shorts.

That's me - T-Shirt and a pair of shorts.
06-27-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,249
Posted By Mark Stone

Yes, it is. It's very easy, using gears correctly...

Yes, it is. It's very easy, using gears correctly and monitoring HR, to duplicate workouts on bikes that weigh differently. The problem with your logic, as others have stated, is that you're...
06-26-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,449
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Views: 523,837
Posted By Mark Stone

I completely agree. I'm at the point that if I...

I completely agree. I'm at the point that if I just go out and ride, it's very enjoyable. I don't miss the days when I was obsessed with the stats. I do keep track of heart rate and time however. But...
06-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree. Your behind always hurts when you're a...

I agree. Your behind always hurts when you're a new cyclist, regardless of the saddle brand. Give it a coupl'a weeks then make a decision.
06-13-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By Mark Stone

That's sad news - there's a lot of cycling...

That's sad news - there's a lot of cycling heritage wrapped up in Sheldon Brown and Harris, even for those of us who never did business with them. It's good to hear that Sheldon Brown's website will...
06-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26,033
Views: 2,707,353
Posted By Mark Stone

A very pleasant morning ride on one of the local...

A very pleasant morning ride on one of the local MUPs in my area --

It's 78 degrees, and the high today in El Paso is predicted to be 108, so I'm glad I rode in the morning so as to not...
06-09-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,404
Posted By Mark Stone

I'll use a front flasher on a MUP so ppl can see...

I'll use a front flasher on a MUP so ppl can see me from a distance. For example, on the Bear Creek path west of Denver, there's areas where you can see a half-mile or longer down the path, and the...
06-09-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,143
Posted By Mark Stone

Depends on what the screw up is. Being distracted...

Depends on what the screw up is. Being distracted by cell phone usage and causing a crash is something that can be prosecuted (at least in my city), but other screw-ups probably shouldn't be. Things...
06-08-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Mark Stone

Three Wheeled Schwinn - Legit Cruiser?

Here's my main squeeze these days -- at 68 yoa I'm more comfortable with the simple stuff. I'm done with two-wheels because of balance issues. This is a Schwinn Meridian single-speed Trike, and I...
06-08-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Mark Stone

I enjoy riding in the heat, too. The key is...

I enjoy riding in the heat, too. The key is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate -- and sometimes take it easy. Here's the next few days here - - -

...
06-07-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mark Stone

Great film, thanks for posting the link. I...

Great film, thanks for posting the link.

I used to ride "The Courage Classic", a charity ride in Colorado that benefits Denver's Childrens Hospital. I was always amazed at the heavy folks, both...
06-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,352
Posted By Mark Stone

🤣😂🤣 Made my day

🤣😂🤣 Made my day
06-06-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,499
Posted By Mark Stone

Love it! There's no reason to act and dress...

Love it! There's no reason to act and dress "old". Thank God for bicycling, which opens a lot of doors. At 68, I feel younger than many of my 40-ish nieces and nephews.
06-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,816
Posted By Mark Stone

Love this post, and it reflects my experience...

Love this post, and it reflects my experience also. All (yes, all) of my family members that are around my age (68) are experiencing severe health and cognitive problems, along with most of my...
06-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,279
Posted By Mark Stone

Great post/narrative JoeyBike -- I had taken some...

Great post/narrative JoeyBike -- I had taken some time off from BikeForums and just returned, coming across your post. I disagree with one phrase - "Well, that's it. No longer in your ranks here."...
06-04-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26,033
Views: 2,707,353
Posted By Mark Stone

35? --------------------------- Happy Birthday...

35? --------------------------- Happy Birthday this week!!!!
06-04-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26,033
Views: 2,707,353
Posted By Mark Stone

Love it! Great photos and narrative.

Love it! Great photos and narrative.
06-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,352
Posted By Mark Stone

Absolutely correct. 😊

Absolutely correct. 😊
06-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 2,437,750
Posted By Mark Stone

Welcome! Hoping for the best health/weight...

Welcome! Hoping for the best health/weight outcome for you. 😊
06-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26,033
Views: 2,707,353
Posted By Mark Stone

Yes, mid-day spin on the Trike -- excellent day,...

Yes, mid-day spin on the Trike -- excellent day, relaxing ride

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06-03-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,352
Posted By Mark Stone

I read through the answers - and I agree. 😊. Yes,...

I read through the answers - and I agree. 😊. Yes, a person can lose weight with riding alone - but that would take a lot of riding! It's best to lose weight with the combination of exercise and diet,...
Forum: Introductions
06-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Mark Stone

Ouch! I don't remember that happening to you -...

Ouch! I don't remember that happening to you - Are you doing OK these days?
Will do! I have some left over from my two-wheel days.
Forum: Introductions
06-03-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Mark Stone

Thanks! Good to "see" you! 😊

Thanks! Good to "see" you! 😊
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