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08-15-22, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Ray9

Norma Zimmer? I played in a rock band during...

Norma Zimmer?

I played in a rock band during the 1960's and I always wanted to see Buddy Merrill and Neil La Vang play their guitars. They were great.
07-30-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ray9

My number was not up.

Since the pandemic I no longer go on long exploratory rides. I ride large loops around the bucolic, agricultural landscape of the small town I live in. I laid out the 50-mile course with almost all...
06-24-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,945
Posted By Ray9

Next week I go to fifty miles a day.

I am currently riding 40 miles per day. I have to ride a lot of loops around this foolishness; it keeps me on my toes. I have not been able to use some of the real estate I have in the past because...
06-15-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Ray9

My biggest compaint about flashing lights.

I am not rich. If I were I would develop a wireless lighting system for bikes. Not headlights but the flashing lights that go on the back that can be put anywhere. I have never been able to find any...
05-22-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ray9

Can you indulge me a rant?

I am 75 years old. Today the temperature is going to be in high 90's. I wanted to go to the gym early and get on the road by 7am. But today is Walmart day and shopping day. Today is also the day I...
05-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ray9

I am lucky because I live outside the city. But...

I am lucky because I live outside the city. But as we all know the city is slowly coming to us. I ride on country roads now and can occasionally get whiffs of manure as farms and fields pass by in my...
04-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ray9

75 and still cycling.

It is cold here in New England and cycling after winter is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful. Why do I keep doing it? I made the decision to buy three very expensive bicycles over the years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ray9

Beating the system.

Yesterday I became aware that it was going to rain today so I planned on a day off from cycling. I did some shopping this morning and noticed it was not raining yet, so I checked the weather report...
07-08-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ray9

I put this on Substack for what it's worth.

I am one of those people you see out on the roads on two wheels keeping to the right and playing the odds that I will not be hit by a distracted driver or taken out by a speeder towing a trailer. I...
04-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,058
Posted By Ray9

I paid big bucks for it and it just decorates my...

I paid big bucks for it and it just decorates my spare bedroom.
04-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,058
Posted By Ray9

Changing times not for the better.

One of the bike shops in my city has closed and the other was sold to new owners that are selling bikes not much better than Walmart now. I got four tires for my bike that were the last four road...
07-28-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ray9

I dragged my feet yesterday, so I never got out...

I dragged my feet yesterday, so I never got out until 11:00 am. It was already 91 degrees F. While I was riding the temperature topped out at 96 F. I took an extra water bottle and let my mind get me...
07-24-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,299
Posted By Ray9

If you are riding down steep hills on rural roads...

If you are riding down steep hills on rural roads for the first time you need to use extra care. On occasion these roads offer not only potholes but craters. I don't ride in groups much anymore but...
07-24-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By Ray9

The bicycle is as much a work of art as it is an...

The bicycle is as much a work of art as it is an engineered machine. It is pleasing to the eye in a beautifully symmetrical way. It could not have been fashioned as a tool by a rhinoceros or a...
07-23-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By Ray9

I grew up in a family of alcoholics. They all...

I grew up in a family of alcoholics. They all lived way longer than they deserved. When I watched Frank Shorter win the 1972 Olympic Marathon a lightbulb went off in my head just as it did in the...
07-23-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By Ray9

A bicycle is a beautiful thing.

I have a fleet of expensive bicycles and I ride one of them 50 miles a day; I am 73. I saved a lot of money over the years from not purchasing thousands of cartons of cigarettes, a warehouse full of...
07-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ray9

My indoor exercise bike is essentially a...

My indoor exercise bike is essentially a recumbent. I would love a recumbent but they are just not visible on the road. Most are low and are not where drivers are expecting a cyclist. I thought about...
07-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ray9

For the past three weeks I have had to take my #2...

For the past three weeks I have had to take my #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) bike because it's always threatening rain and I do not want to get my #1...
07-19-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ray9

Me.

In the winter months my bicycles are hung on a wall in a spare bedroom. I have a TV and a computer in there and I ride an exercise bike with a bucket seat on it to give my crotch a rest from a...
04-08-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,221
Posted By Ray9

Problem or solution?

I naively expected deserted roads during this shelter-in-place advisory but itís just the opposite. There is heavy traffic everywhere. I am certain that the extra traffic is not seeking food or...
07-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,024
Posted By Ray9

It's hard for me to hear you as I leave you in...

It's hard for me to hear you as I leave you in the dust.
07-23-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,024
Posted By Ray9

Life can hand anyone a bag of ****. My wife...

Life can hand anyone a bag of ****. My wife retired and I am glad she goes to the gym with me. She sat at my bedside every time I came within an inch of my life from a crash in a bicycle race. Many...
07-23-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,024
Posted By Ray9

Why I ride.

A lot of people wonder why I do something every day that would kill most people if they tried it once. Because I read the warnings on cigarette packages I abstained from the habit in 1976 when the...
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