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02-07-24, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,709
Posted By zosoride

Well, it finally happened, again

Woke up in hospital with aching ribs, tubes attached in several areas, catheter being the most concerning.

I'm still in hospital room typing this out. My very first post.

Wife tells me she...
01-29-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,069
Posted By genejockey

I'm waiting for "Crazy Eddie Merckx!!! He's...

I'm waiting for "Crazy Eddie Merckx!!! He's practically giving it all away!!!"

EDIT: (This will be more meaningful to anyone who lived within range of NYC area TV stations BITD)
01-21-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,518
Posted By indyfabz

See my post above about putting on weight while...

See my post above about putting on weight while riding unsupported across the country. Relatively early on, I put my bike on a truck weigh scale. 90 lbs. We were averaging around 60 miles/day with...
01-20-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,518
Posted By PeteHski

It sounds like the fruit and veg is an...

It sounds like the fruit and veg is an afterthought. If so then I would change it around. Frozen pizza, deep fried potatoes and cakes do not make a very healthy diet.

My advice would be to take...
01-19-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,518
Posted By RH Clark

Do some research and learn the health impact of...

Do some research and learn the health impact of all that processed food over time. Read the ingredients list. I recommend whole foods as minimally processed as possible.
01-04-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,069
Posted By 70sSanO

Classic. https://vimeo.com/65921206 John

Classic.
https://vimeo.com/65921206

John
01-01-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,069
Posted By Bald Paul

Forget about steel, Ti, and carbon frames. I...

Forget about steel, Ti, and carbon frames.
I built this bike up from a frameset made of Unobtainium, a material that has zero weight, yet is incredibly strong. The bike weighed only the total of the...
12-15-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By t2p

in the early / mid 90’s I did majority of long...

in the early / mid 90’s I did majority of long road rides with a small group that included guys in their late 60’s and early 70’s

did three centuries with them - avg elevation gain around 9000 ft...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By indyfabz

Yep. Volunteer availability is likely another...

Yep. Volunteer availability is likely another reason. Several years ago, a large cycling club in suburban Philly scrapped one of its two long-running club rides because of a lack of volunteers. Came...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bald Paul

Cost and logistics. Imagine trying to set up rest...

Cost and logistics. Imagine trying to set up rest areas and SAG for the entire route that may be completed in one or more days. That's an organizers nightmare, unless you have a whole lot of...
11-27-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By downtube42

A lot of the stronger guys have a hard time...

A lot of the stronger guys have a hard time letting go of that persona, and drop out rather than finish in the back.

I think of my age in PBP timeframes. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, but in PBP...
11-27-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,331
Posted By indyfabz

Not to the restivus. :D

Not to the restivus. :D
11-24-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By terrymorse

"Do tons of zone 2" is not a secret, and it's...

"Do tons of zone 2" is not a secret, and it's also not clear that it's any better than other training plans.

All roads lead to Rome.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By MinnMan

Though I've never ridden it myself, I know lots...

Though I've never ridden it myself, I know lots of people who regularly do RAW in one day and fast. There is generally a pretty big group of hammerheads who work together and complete the 235 miles...
11-23-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By wolfchild

The secret to endurance is zone 2 training., or...

The secret to endurance is zone 2 training., or steady state cardio...90%-95% of your time in zone 2, the remaining 5%-10% at higher intensity.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By tomato coupe

It's Wisconsin -- they'll throw cheese wedges.

It's Wisconsin -- they'll throw cheese wedges.
11-21-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By gobicycling

I started riding at 58, 4 months later did Ride...

I started riding at 58, 4 months later did Ride The Rockies in Colorado and the Santa Fe century and other rides. Rode the Rockies again at age 59. I continued regular riding but I'm slowing down...
Forum: Touring
11-06-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Those look a lot like some red color strawberry...

Those look a lot like some red color strawberry flavored candies I have eaten decades ago.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twizzlers

But the candies never had a string on the end, that would be a...
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By staehpj1

The OP specificall said they planned to camp and...

The OP specificall said they planned to camp and get a room maybe twice a week/ They mentioned inexpensive rooms. They mentioned free legail camping, but weren't confident about it. Most likely...
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 06:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By tcs

Which should cost less than the $11K trip where...

Which should cost less than the $11K trip where someone drives along with all your gear.
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 04:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By TiHabanero

My dad instilled in us kids (8 of us) the...

My dad instilled in us kids (8 of us) the necessity of saving, saving, saving and living according to our means. All of us kids (now older adults) are able to retire without fear of going broke.
I...
Forum: Touring
09-05-23, 02:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By 10 Wheels

We did a Fully Supported 4200 mile tour in 2009 ...

We did a Fully Supported 4200 mile tour in 2009
Roy was 74, I was 67.
Averaged 75 Mile a Day
GOOD LUCK!...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By john m flores

Good job completing 120 miles. You've got goo...

Good job completing 120 miles. You've got goo experience now for next time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By Iride01

Don't be ashamed of the 120 miles. It's more...

Don't be ashamed of the 120 miles. It's more than I've done anytime in very recent history. Congrat's!

As for the wind, that was a quartering headwind wasn't it? I'll take that or a direct head...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By shelbyfv

120 miles is no couch potato day. You'll do even...

120 miles is no couch potato day. You'll do even better next time.:thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 224,800
Posted By JimQPublic

Family of four with four 520's: My wife has a...

Family of four with four 520's:
My wife has a 1989 that she bought new.
My son bought a mid-90's 520 a couple years ago.
I bought a 2017 520 disc a few months ago.
We just bought a 2012? for our...
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,288
Posted By jadmt

pillows for your feet. plus they can double as...

pillows for your feet. plus they can double as shower shoes or water shoes and I have walked several miles in them just bumming around. worth every penny.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By Sy Reene

I see that Ziplocs now come in paper varieties,...

I see that Ziplocs now come in paper varieties, and of course these types of snack bags have been around for a long time
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Back when I used solid food on the bike, I'd open...

Back when I used solid food on the bike, I'd open a couple Clif bars, break them into quarters and put them in a pocket. I never held anything in my hand for very long. I like all my fingers to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 11:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I just bite through the first segment, plastic...

I just bite through the first segment, plastic and all, tear it off, separate the tasty little nugget from the plastic with my teeth and tongue, then grab the plastic and put it in jersey pocket. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By teejaywhy

Clif Blocs are the worst.

Clif Blocs are the worst.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By Sy Reene

Duct tape to your handlebars ...

Duct tape to your handlebars

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/526x808/snippit_b80c4cca535dca25435b58a1f3c75f3e7fb051d1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By shelbyfv

If you ride with folks who are faster, you may...

If you ride with folks who are faster, you may have to learn to eat on the bike. By the time we backmarkers get to a regroup, others are sometimes ready to roll.:o And yes, under the hem of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By Jrasero

Discover Hudson Valley Ride up in Poughkeepsie...

Discover Hudson Valley Ride up in Poughkeepsie NY. Beautiful views of the Hudson. Many different millage options, lunch and breakfast included , free hydration and snacks, this year free beer. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By IcySwan1

Here you go. Wicked good race In beautiful Yukon...

Here you go. Wicked good race In beautiful Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and Alaska. Bring your passports for border crossings.

https://kcibr.org/

Mike
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By merlinextraligh

For a multi day event the Ride Across Portugal is...

For a multi day event the Ride Across Portugal is fantastic. Challenging riding, good roads, great scenery, low traffic , very high level of support. http://rideacrossportugal.com/

Closer to home...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By Broctoon

Consider LoToJa if you have the means to travel...

Consider LoToJa if you have the means to travel to Utah in September. (Not this year--I think it's already too late.) It starts in Logan, Utah and ends in Jackson, Wyoming.

It is an epic 207 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By indyfabz

STP? (Seattle to Portland) And there is...

STP? (Seattle to Portland)


And there is this in VT in late June:

http://vermontgranfondo.com

And if you can deal with a mostly dirt route, this is a great event in MA:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By jpescatore

Many years ago I did the Cycle Aross Maryland 5...

Many years ago I did the Cycle Aross Maryland 5 day ride which was awesome, but doesn't exist any more.

My current favorite multiday ride is the Seattle to Portland ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By terrymorse

The Death Ride (https://deathride.com/) is pretty...

The Death Ride (https://deathride.com/) is pretty great, if you don’t mind some climbing.

The route is closed to vehicle traffic. Stay a few days and sample more of the high Sierra.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By mstateglfr

Ragbrai

Ragbrai
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By seypat

https://www.ymcacva.org/storming-thunder-ridge

https://www.ymcacva.org/storming-thunder-ridge
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By mev

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)
01-13-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By veganbikes

How so? Have you done any sort of scientific...

How so? Have you done any sort of scientific testing on a 15k vs a 5k bike from the same manufacturer with the same shapes and geo and what not?
Or is it just a perception that a more expensive bike...
01-13-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd trust a doctor that spends $14,000 on a bike...

I'd trust a doctor that spends $14,000 on a bike before I'd trust one that thinks anyone that spends $14,000 is stupid.
01-13-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By Rolla

I've never encountered someone so tortured by...

I've never encountered someone so tortured by what other people do with their money. You pretend to know their motivation for buying expensive bikes, and it's always the same: "to show off." Your...
01-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

There is one silver lining in the wide...

There is one silver lining in the wide availability of $14k bikes. It allows more cyclists to follow the golden rule: Your bike should always be more valuable than your car.
01-13-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By shelbyfv

Actually you are judging. You are saying there is...

Actually you are judging. You are saying there is no rational reason for someone to buy the Mercedes, only "status and image." This is incorrect and judgemental. Someone might find the Mercedes more...
01-13-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess it's just human nature that folks become...

I guess it's just human nature that folks become obsessed and defensive about how other folks spend their money. There will always be someone richer, more fit, better looking, smarter, etc, etc. Get...
01-13-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,651
Posted By Koyote

You really are great at just making things up.

You really are great at just making things up.
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