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12-10-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Mark Stone

Ain't that true!! 😂

Ain't that true!! 😂
12-09-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Mark Stone

Those are velcro loops to secure grocery bags...

Those are velcro loops to secure grocery bags when I go shoplifting -- er, I mean shopping - on the Trike. 😊
12-09-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Mark Stone

THAT is a gorgeous Schwinn!

THAT is a gorgeous Schwinn!
11-29-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,671
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm apparently in the most popular section, at...

I'm apparently in the most popular section, at 68. Yeah, I'm just a sheep.
11-29-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,346
Posted By Mark Stone

I don't say "On your left" any longer - I say...

I don't say "On your left" any longer - I say "Did that hurt?"

All seriousness aside, I speak in complete sentences to MUP-dwellers -- I say "I'm a cyclist passing you on your left" That seems to...
11-29-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By Mark Stone

I spent decades "training" and recording every...

I spent decades "training" and recording every ride, and as much data (miles, speed, heartrate, etc.) that I could. That's over now - I'm getting older - now I ride slowly, enjoying the sunshine and...
11-29-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Mark Stone

Cruisin' the Parks at 70 Degrees

My town is still experiencing 70 degree days as we're approaching December 2021 - the perfect excuse to take the Meridian out on a spin. Nothing like a Schwinn!
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10-23-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm retired and 68. I've discovered that...

I'm retired and 68. I've discovered that interests and "hobbies" and family time (6 grandchildren) keep my schedule full. As a matter of fact, I'm busier and more engaged now than when I was...
10-17-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm primarily a sight-seer, so I stop from time...

I'm primarily a sight-seer, so I stop from time to time to sit at a park bench to reflect or take in a view. But I know that's not what the OP was asking about lol -- so I'll say when I was younger,...
10-17-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Mark Stone

Exactly. Any blogs, YouTube channels, and...

Exactly. Any blogs, YouTube channels, and Facebook pages I've started have been primarily for myself. I think it's a form of "thinking out loud" --
09-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,758
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree with this.

I agree with this.
09-25-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,781
Posted By Mark Stone

I love the look of the pictured bikes . . ....

I love the look of the pictured bikes . . . You're a tall feller!
09-18-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Mark Stone

In almost 50 years of serious bicycling I've had...

In almost 50 years of serious bicycling I've had only one serious collision with a car - and keeping my cool was easy because I was unconscious in an ambulance. (This was 1991 in Denver).

The...
09-14-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,088
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: 1
Views: 227
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: 47
Views: 2,227
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: 8,215
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: 48
Views: 3,828
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: 581
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: 3,633
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: 2,631
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: 556
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: 2,061
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: 1,786
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: 13
Views: 748
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: 390
Posted By Mark Stone

Nice story.

Nice story.
07-26-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
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: 1,536
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: 1,741
Posted By Mark Stone

You elderly folks are hilarious.

You elderly folks are hilarious.
07-26-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,741
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: 18
Views: 1,475
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: 1,115
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: 499
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: 2,351
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: 2,351
Posted By Mark Stone

True!

True!
07-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,351
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: 2,351
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: 2,351
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: 3,429
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: 2,664
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: 1,614
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: 2,664
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: 13,499
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: 10,163
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: 2,269
Posted By Mark Stone

Change pads.

Change pads.
07-05-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,499
Posted By Mark Stone

Do you have documentation?

Do you have documentation?
07-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,499
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: 1,291
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: 1,291
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...
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