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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,094
Posted By Random11

My only bike was a gravel bike and I wanted some...

My only bike was a gravel bike and I wanted some thinner tires. So, I bought new wheels and tires, and a new bike to put them on. One thought is, it's not bad to have a second bike. It's rare that...
10-19-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By Random11

A Diverge was my only bike for two years. I ride...

A Diverge was my only bike for two years. I ride it mostly on paved roads with 700x38c tires. It rides well on the road, and also is good off-road, though it's been a challenge on some rougher...
10-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By Random11

Yes, you should be able to enjoy that bike until...

Yes, you should be able to enjoy that bike until age 71 at least, if my experience is any guide.
10-12-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By Random11

Older Road Bike Riders?

Two months ago I bought a Cervelo Caledonia. I'm very happy with the bike, which fits well and is a good match for my regular rides. But one thing I briefly considered before buying is how much...
10-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,621
Posted By Random11

The OP raises a good question. I replace my chain...

The OP raises a good question. I replace my chain when my chain gauge shows it's worn, and about every third chain, the new chain skips so I get a new cassette to go with the new chain. But... if the...
09-26-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,473
Posted By Random11

I'm impressed... and stand corrected.

I'm impressed... and stand corrected.
09-26-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,473
Posted By Random11

My goal, in both my marathons and my century, was...

My goal, in both my marathons and my century, was just to do the distance. I agree that I could have exerted more effort in my ride. So this might be a better comparison. The Tour de France cyclists...
09-26-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,473
Posted By Random11

As a former runner who recently turned to...

As a former runner who recently turned to cycling, I can assure you that running uses far more energy. As a runner, one of my goals was to run a marathon (I eventually did five), and when I picked up...
09-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,953
Posted By Random11

Like the OP, I had this idea that someday I'd...

Like the OP, I had this idea that someday I'd like to do a century. I thought of it as a "bucket list" item. Then somebody posted on these forums that rule of thumb that you should be able to ride in...
09-15-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,217
Posted By Random11

You're probably better and quicker at changing...

You're probably better and quicker at changing tires than I am. The last tire I changed took me more than 24 hours. I had trouble getting the tire to mount and broke all my tire levers (three of...
09-12-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By Random11

I'm another rider who switched to Schwalbe...

I'm another rider who switched to Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires because I was having too many flats.
09-04-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,533
Posted By Random11

My usual rides are 15-20 miles and I wear a...

My usual rides are 15-20 miles and I wear a t-shirt and running shorts (left over from when I could run). I have padded bike shorts I wear for rides more than 20 miles. I'm not sure I need them, but...
08-30-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Random11

I may be too compulsive a rider, but I got back...

I may be too compulsive a rider, but I got back on the bike the next day. The doctor said it would take 4-6 weeks to heal, but he also gave me a sheet with some exercises to do, and didn't tell me...
08-26-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Random11

It almost goes without saying, but I didn't see...

It almost goes without saying, but I didn't see it until it was too late. It was about an inch and a half in diameter and about two feet long, so not something you'd choose to run over, but also,...
08-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Random11

Ha! Too late for me.

Ha! Too late for me.
08-25-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Random11

My First Crash

I've been riding a few months short of four years and had my first crash today. Riding solo at a pretty good clip on a residential road, when I ran over a stick I didn't see in time, which caused me...
08-17-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,782
Posted By Random11

I bought an inexpensive Bell pump at Academy...

I bought an inexpensive Bell pump at Academy Sports. Works fine, compatible with both types of valves, and big indicator that reads out tire pressure. I've had it four years, so can't speak about its...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Random11

...Depends on how and where you ride, but I...

...Depends on how and where you ride, but I switched from an 11-34 cassette to 11-28 and it was a big improvement because of the smaller increments from gear to gear.
08-01-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,543
Posted By Random11

I'm 71 and riding as fast as I ever have--maybe...

I'm 71 and riding as fast as I ever have--maybe faster. But I have an advantage over most of you in this regard. I've been riding less than four years. I seemed to be getting faster over at least my...
07-29-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,144
Posted By Random11

I'm riding because I had to quit running due to...

I'm riding because I had to quit running due to advanced arthritis in my knees. I was wondering if that would also keep me from riding, but I've been at it almost four years now and cycling doesn't...
07-28-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,959
Posted By Random11

Aaugghh!! This happened again...

I've complained about this before. There's a roundabout on my daily ride, and yesterday I was approaching it as a car was entering to my left (counterclockwise traffic). I was timing my entry to...
07-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,003
Posted By Random11

I started riding at 67 after 40 years without a...

I started riding at 67 after 40 years without a bike. I was in OK shape because I was a runner,, but had to give up running because of knee issues. I started riding eight miles four times a week,...
07-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,706
Posted By Random11

Years ago, before I started cycling, I had a...

Years ago, before I started cycling, I had a regular running route through a nearby state park. I was running along a trail when a woman ran up behind me, and as she passed, she said "How far are you...
07-04-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Random11

I live in Florida so I'm not one of the riders...

I live in Florida so I'm not one of the riders you're questioning, but... I've never decided against riding because it was too hot, but I don't go out to ride if it's raining.
07-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,173
Posted By Random11

Somebody in these forums, some time ago, said you...

Somebody in these forums, some time ago, said you should be able to ride as far in a day as you typically ride in a week. At the time, I wanted to do a century and was riding only 15-20 miles a day,...
06-13-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By Random11

I have some sympathy with the OP here. I recently...

I have some sympathy with the OP here. I recently had four flats in four weeks, with no obvious problem with the tire. I even took the tire and rim to my LBS, thinking they might spot a problem I...
06-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By Random11

Thanks to all for your suggestions. I'd be happy...

Thanks to all for your suggestions. I'd be happy to hear more. I'd prefer to stick with the simplicity of tubes, but as many of you suggested, I should probably give tubeless some thought. I ride...
05-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,458
Posted By Random11

Don't you mean plenty of carpenters who paid...

Don't you mean plenty of carpenters who paid attention?
05-02-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Random11

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to do the...

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to do the time trials. I rode both the 5k and 10k time trials, and much to my surprise came in second in both--in my age group. There were five people in my age...
05-02-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,946
Posted By Random11

I think your're right about this. We are trusting...

I think your're right about this. We are trusting motorists not to hit us. I use a mirror, mainly to see what's behind me when I'm making left turns on the road. I may take a quick glance back, but...
04-26-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Random11

Great story, SkyWave. I am going for it, but will...

Great story, SkyWave. I am going for it, but will ride on the equipment I have. Perhaps I'll be surprised like you were, but at this point I'm just doing it for the experience.

Another first for...
04-22-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Random11

Probably a good idea, because this ride will be...

Probably a good idea, because this ride will be so different (so much shorter) than any bike ride I've ever taken, but I don't think I will. I'll just show up and see how it goes.
04-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Random11

Thanks to all who have encouraged me. I've signed...

Thanks to all who have encouraged me. I've signed up for both the 5K and 10K time trials. It does appear that they have age groups, but the information doesn't say what they are. It does say that in...
04-21-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Random11

I don't know what to expect, but I'm picturing a...

I don't know what to expect, but I'm picturing a bunch of 54 year olds with their time trial bikes and aero bars, aero helmets and jerseys smugly looking at the 70 year old guy hoping to "compete" on...
04-17-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Random11

I'm no medical expert, but I think a more upright...

I'm no medical expert, but I think a more upright position puts more stress on your back, because any bumps/ vibrations are transmitted directly from your saddle up to your back. Leaning forward...
04-11-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,376
Posted By Random11

Easy for me to answer, because I just have one...

Easy for me to answer, because I just have one bike: a Specialized Diverge. It seems to fit the criteria you listed.
04-05-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Random11

Thanks to all who offered suggestions on the...

Thanks to all who offered suggestions on the noise I was hearing. I think I've figured it out. Yesterday I noticed my bottle cage was loose. I tightened up the bolts and rode today and didn't hear...
04-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Random11

From my experience, the bike you want now may not...

From my experience, the bike you want now may not be the bike you want a year from now, if you discover you like to ride. When I started riding three years ago (at age 67, having not ridden a bike in...
03-30-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By Random11

I live in Florida, so I'm going to have to go...

I live in Florida, so I'm going to have to go with flat, but all the off-road riding I've done has had beautiful scenery, so not boring, and has the advantage of not being overrun by automobiles.
03-18-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,422
Posted By Random11

Both seem to work equally well to me. But my...

Both seem to work equally well to me. But my casual observation has been that low-end bikes use Schrader and higher-end bikes use Presta so I'm using Presta valves, which make me feel like a real...
03-17-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By Random11

I was you three years ago. Bought a bike at age...

I was you three years ago. Bought a bike at age 67 after not having ridden one for 40 years. Like you, I got one with a more upright riding position, which I rode for 20 months. It took me a few...
03-14-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,159
Posted By Random11

Never happened to me. I associate cramps with...

Never happened to me. I associate cramps with dehydration. Are you staying hydrated? Perhaps a sports drink like Gatorade would help to replace some of what you're sweating out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,497
Posted By Random11

That was me a year and a half ago. Tired of so...

That was me a year and a half ago. Tired of so many flats. I got Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires, which have greatly reduced (but not eliminated) flats. I've seen criticisms of those tires here on the...
03-08-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,516
Posted By Random11

Ideal cycling temperature

I've read threads complaining about it being too hot to cycle in the summer and too cold in the winter. What's the ideal temperature for cycling? My thought is 60 degrees F (16 degrees C). Cool...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,743
Posted By Random11

I went from an 11-34 cassette to 11-28 with no...

I went from an 11-34 cassette to 11-28 with no real "science" behind the switch--just experience. I wasn't using the big cogs on my cassette so my 11-speed cassette was effectively an 8-speed or so...
02-28-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Random11

That was fun! I've visited New Orleans many times...

That was fun! I've visited New Orleans many times in the past and enjoyed having a little taste of it today.
02-28-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,460
Posted By Random11

Solo. Like others, I leave from home (don't have...

Solo. Like others, I leave from home (don't have to go anywhere to start my ride) and I can go whenever I'm ready.
02-24-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 95,956
Posted By Random11

I rode my one and only century on my Diverge last...

I rode my one and only century on my Diverge last October, all on pavement, and with 700x38 Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. It was no problem. I like those tires but i've heard others on these forums...
02-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,202
Posted By Random11

Running is harder. I was a runner for more than...

Running is harder. I was a runner for more than 50 years until my knees just couldn't take it anymore, so I started cycling three years ago. I ran five marathons (bucket list items, just to say I did...
02-15-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Random11

There are two questions here. The OP's question...

There are two questions here. The OP's question is: should you buy old tires, and I'd lean against it. But another question is whether it would be risky to ride on old tires. What can go wrong,...
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