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09-14-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm with you, except I check tire pressures every...

I'm with you, except I check tire pressures every other ride instead of every ride. I carry a full array of tools in my backpack, even though my last actual puncture was back in the 1990s lol
09-14-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
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...
08-23-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mark Stone

Will calling them something else stop them from...

Will calling them something else stop them from happening?
08-19-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mark Stone

Looking for a Fast Bike My bike is looking...

Looking for a Fast Bike

My bike is looking for a fast rider lol
08-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
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.
08-19-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Mark Stone

Blood Pressure Fluxuations

I've taken my BP every morning for a little over 6 years. I take it daily at the same time - about an hour after I wake up. Infrequently, I skip a day depending on circumstances. Today I took the...
08-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,993
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree with this, but would add the upright...

I agree with this, but would add the upright Trike option - I enjoy every minute on my upright adult Trike as much as I enjoyed bicycling. Sorry to be so late to the thread! :) I'm 68.
08-15-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,988
Posted By Mark Stone

I just keep riding and ignore them. I've been...

I just keep riding and ignore them. I've been cycling for 50+ years and these types of folks have always been around, and always will be.
08-15-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Mark Stone

As a former Trek 520 owner, a definite yes. Those...

As a former Trek 520 owner, a definite yes. Those are awesome devices for utilitarian use.
08-15-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,662
Posted By Mark Stone

Winter, because I live in El Paso - and my...

Winter, because I live in El Paso - and my winters are warmer than some of y'all's summers!! Hahahahahahahahahaha
08-03-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,208
Posted By Mark Stone

I guess it's different for different people. I'm...

I guess it's different for different people. I'm "only" 6'3" and at 210 pounds or less I'm a skeleton - people tell me "Mark, have you been sick? You need to gain some weight". I always tell them to...
07-26-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Mark Stone

Two thoughts: Do you wear cycling shorts?...

Two thoughts:

Do you wear cycling shorts? If not, a belt or waistband on regular pants that is too tight can hinder circulation to your feet. This sounds strange, I know, but this was my personal...
07-26-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Mark Stone

Nice story.

Nice story.
07-26-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm the opposite. I love riding in rain, as long...

I'm the opposite. I love riding in rain, as long as it's not a thunderstorm with lightening and the harsh wind. But I don't go out if it's over 100 degrees any more.
07-26-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mark Stone

El Paso has built-in Bicycling "infrastructure"...

El Paso has built-in Bicycling "infrastructure" because it's quite possible to get almost anywhere in town by using side streets, especially on the east side of town where I live. Nevertheless, the...
07-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By Mark Stone

You elderly folks are hilarious.

You elderly folks are hilarious.
07-26-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By Mark Stone

On my Meridian, the seat is high so no problem. ...

On my Meridian, the seat is high so no problem.
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I don't. I live in an...
07-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Mark Stone

Agreed. This is true for ppl up to 300 lbs or so...

Agreed. This is true for ppl up to 300 lbs or so - I was ok with 32 but tried to find 36.
07-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mark Stone

Absolutely true. The road from Idaho Springs up...

Absolutely true. The road from Idaho Springs up to Echo Lake (up Chicago Creek) is always well maintained, but when you make the turn to go up Mt. Evans it gets iffy. I did the entire trip only once,...
07-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mark Stone

True!

True!
07-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mark Stone

:):lol: Yeah, it was just a short climb.

:):lol: Yeah, it was just a short climb.
07-26-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,701
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mark Stone

When I lived in Idaho Springs, CO it was a big...

When I lived in Idaho Springs, CO it was a big consideration. :)
07-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,751
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,456
Posted By Mark Stone

We've all done it once or twice ... or three...

We've all done it once or twice ... or three times ... or four times ......
07-08-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By Mark Stone

Outcomes like this are either rare or...

Outcomes like this are either rare or under-reported. It's refreshing to see authorities siding with the cyclist.
07-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,456
Posted By Mark Stone

Of course, we all realize we're responding to an...

Of course, we all realize we're responding to an OP posted in 2017 ---- but having said that, if someone has an injury that would temporarily place you on a stationary bike, it might be an idea to...
07-08-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,207
Posted By Mark Stone

I hear that you can't say anything untrue on...

I hear that you can't say anything untrue on podcasts. 🤣🤣🤣
07-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,705
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...
07-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,961
Posted By Mark Stone

Change pads.

Change pads.
07-05-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,207
Posted By Mark Stone

Do you have documentation?

Do you have documentation?
07-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,207
Posted By Mark Stone

I've never had a problem with Amazon, and buy a...

I've never had a problem with Amazon, and buy a lot of stuff there. As a matter of fact, I bought my Meridian Trike there --

You can tell the BS listings from the legit.
07-05-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mark Stone

You guys are missing out! Sure, if it's...

You guys are missing out! Sure, if it's thunder-stormy and there's lightning and the rain is coming down sideways, that's a deal breaker - but I love riding in a soft, gentle rain. There's just...
07-03-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
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...
06-28-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,443
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Views: 521,890
Posted By Mark Stone

It's probably better to ask where I rode, since...

It's probably better to ask where I rode, since balance issues and age have placed me on a Trike. 😊

My favorite commute rides in town are usually between the east side and downtown. East of...
06-27-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,944
Posted By Mark Stone

Preach it!!!!!

Preach it!!!!!
06-27-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,443
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Views: 521,890
Posted By Mark Stone

You're right, however sometimes they can be. I...

You're right, however sometimes they can be. I think it depends on the individual. I have over 33 years of hand-written bicycle log books, which I very much love to look at from time to time - they...
06-27-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,245
Posted By Mark Stone

I'll join the chorus for Apple Watch. I use a...

I'll join the chorus for Apple Watch. I use a series 5, and have found it to be very accurate for tracking HR. I used to use a Fitbit but it was not very accurate, especially measuring HR, and...
06-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,944
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By Mark Stone

Although I ran red lights infrequently (when I...

Although I ran red lights infrequently (when I was on two wheels), my local police always looked the other way when I did.
06-27-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By Mark Stone

Wow! The heat in the northwest is amazing. When...

Wow! The heat in the northwest is amazing. When it gets too hot in my little city (El Paso), I just head over to the local Planet Fitness and ride one of their stationary recumbents. However,...
06-27-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 24,810
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: 3,443
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Views: 521,890
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...
06-26-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3,443
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Views: 521,890
Posted By Mark Stone

Yes. However, I don't take any classes - I just...

Yes. However, I don't take any classes - I just utilize the free gym membership and visit the stationary bikes at Planet Fitness. I do this only when weather is bad, or the days are too hot. While...
06-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
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: 1,371
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, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By Mark Stone

My experience is the opposite of the OP's. I...

My experience is the opposite of the OP's. I commuted extensively in both the Denver area and here in my hometown of El Paso, and when parts were needed they were readily available in both cities....
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