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08-06-22, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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Riding across America
08-04-22, 08:22 AM
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Posted By big john

That'll buff right out.

That'll buff right out.
07-30-22, 04:10 PM
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Posted By 50PlusCycling

Finally going back to Japan today (knocks on...

Finally going back to Japan today (knocks on wood). My preflight PCR test came back negative, and after a ton of filling out online forms and submitting documents, I am finally (hopefully) on my way....
07-04-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By JanMM

My maturity age is somewhere in the ballpark of...

My maturity age is somewhere in the ballpark of 20. Saw that flash on my Garmin 520 Plus once.
06-26-22, 03:38 PM
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Posted By indyfabz

When I arrived at what I thought would be my last...

When I arrived at what I thought would be my last covered bridge in Vermont I found this.

...
06-21-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Saturday I watched a few teams depart, then...

Saturday I watched a few teams depart, then "crashed" the ride to where I was parked at the Santa Fe Avenue end of the SLR trail. Tried to grab a pull on two of the teams that passed me. Managed to...
06-20-22, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Sweet! We were down Saturday to see the RAAM...

Sweet! We were down Saturday to see the RAAM teams off. There are some seriously fast riders in there ... OMG.

The highlight was this team. Most of them are from the UK, and all are disabled...
06-16-22, 02:13 PM
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Views: 868
Posted By bargo68

Fun watch. I'd love to get down to 'Straya to...

Fun watch. I'd love to get down to 'Straya to ride, looks absolutely gorgeous!
My real takeaway from this though, was that I really need a boiler suit.
06-07-22, 07:36 PM
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Posted By indyfabz

Snack break spot on the second day of my Vermont...

Snack break spot on the second day of my Vermont tour. Looks like I’ll get a bit wet tomorrow. Got a lean to tonight, so I’m dry.

...
06-07-22, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Another one from the Eastern Sierra Double. ...

Another one from the Eastern Sierra Double. I'll get off my arse and write a trip report soon.

Some years, we get lucky and get a tailwind for the 30+ miles back to Bishop. This was one of...
06-03-22, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Helderberg

Ride in 91* weather.

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Hot and humid but a good day.
Frank.
05-28-22, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Chuck M

My wife is expanding her practice so my ride...

My wife is expanding her practice so my ride plans got tossed today. But before I had to go do this that and the other thing to get the building ready for the new services she is going to be...
05-27-22, 06:20 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Back in town, back on the flats. Nice Tour...

Back in town, back on the flats.

Nice Tour de Queens including the Kissena Park velodrome. First time seeing the real fixies haul the mail. They invited me to tag along on a 4 lapper. I did great...
05-19-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By gobicycling

For a first try at a 50 plus with folks from all...

For a first try at a 50 plus with folks from all across the country ride, it went pretty well. There were some glitches, but they tend to fade into the past. Some very different personalities to try...
05-17-22, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the...

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the highlights of the Eastern Sierra Double. ...
05-17-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,740
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Diminished athletic ability Stop obsessing...

Diminished athletic ability

Stop obsessing about athleticism, "training," performance metrics, or imagined competition with strangers, regardless of the cycling activity
Better yet, do not ever...
05-17-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By Miles2go

Installed my last set of Conti 5000TL tires,...

Installed my last set of Conti 5000TL tires, which are very, very hard to mount to my wheels, and right after finishing, noticed the rear was on backwards. I pointed that out to my riding buddies,...
05-16-22, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Miles2go

The first photo is a view from Windy Point, on...

The first photo is a view from Windy Point, on Mt. Lemmon. The second shot is above Saddlebrooke, looking back towards Tucson.
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
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Views: 809
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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05-13-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

Old guys can still bring it. Solo ride ...

Old guys can still bring it.

Solo ride

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At 61,...
05-07-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Iride01

City had their local Century Ride today. I've...

City had their local Century Ride today. I've only been doing the 62 mile ride for the last few years. My son grabbed a camera at the last minute and got some video along the way. He didn't take time...
05-06-22, 11:55 AM
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Views: 711,691
Posted By Biker395

RAT Beach this morning. ...

RAT Beach this morning.

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05-06-22, 04:45 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

SOMETHING kicked in!

SOMETHING kicked in!
05-02-22, 02:56 PM
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Posted By big john

Pic from Saturday taken by a friend. ...

Pic from Saturday taken by a friend.
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05-01-22, 07:16 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Group ride ...

Group ride

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Five Boro Tour. It was fun riding through closed streets...
05-01-22, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Chuck M

I took a good nap after church today and then got...

I took a good nap after church today and then got in a nice unplanned ride. About 23 miles, light wind, and temps in the mid 70s. All the yard work I had to do wasn't as important as getting out...
04-30-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By leftthread

Polished off an entire pan of cocoa brownies this...

Polished off an entire pan of cocoa brownies this week.
Month of April: 411 miles of cycling, 36 miles walking.
04-29-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By Biker395

Thanks guys! The funny thing is that I...

Thanks guys!

The funny thing is that I know so many people who do DCs (it is a confederacy of some really great people), I really consider all of it pretty normal. I've met people doing their...
04-27-22, 05:55 PM
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Views: 711,691
Posted By Biker395

Spent a few days in Kauai recently. I have to...

Spent a few days in Kauai recently. I have to get back in touch with my aquatic side ...

...
04-19-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. A friend of mine hit a pothole a...

Yikes.

A friend of mine hit a pothole a little over a week ago. It was in a shadow under a freeway overpass, and she didn't see it.

She broke a lot of bones, and got herself a very serious...
04-18-22, 06:08 AM
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Posted By indyfabz

Ferry ride from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ, as...

Ferry ride from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ, as part of the four day tour I completed yesterday.

...
04-17-22, 03:05 PM
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Posted By zacster

Pump is a must no matter what. Patch kit too. I...

Pump is a must no matter what. Patch kit too. I always carry the patch kit and 2 spares now. I want a quick change with a flat so I carry the spares, but one flat leads to another to another, and...
04-14-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By Biker395

Afraid to overtighten the cleat bolts, I...

Afraid to overtighten the cleat bolts, I tightened them as I thought appropriate and went for a ride.

I encountered a stop sign at the top of short steep hill, and tried to clip out. Not a...
04-14-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By big john

A lot of us have done that. Also, one time a...

A lot of us have done that. Also, one time a friend broke his chain on a ride and I fixed it with my mini tool. Except I missed the front derailleur. I had a lot of trouble connecting the chain so I...
04-13-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By Sutnblue

I flatted while riding the other day. Pulled the...

I flatted while riding the other day. Pulled the spare tube out, uncoiled it and set it down. Pulled the tire off, set the flat tube down, got my pump out, and mounted the spare and tire. Started...
04-12-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By Welshboy

One from just last week. Changing a crankset from...

One from just last week. Changing a crankset from 46/36 to 50/34 (Shimano Hollowtech) and the new drive side crank just met a bit of resistance when pushing it through so I reached for the rubber...
04-11-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By pdlamb

One of the funniest was when I building up my...

One of the funniest was when I building up my travel bike, and installed the cranks 90 degrees offset (instead of 180). Something didn't look right there...

I knew about putting a chainsaw chain...
04-10-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By andrewclaus

Not double-checking if the handlebar stem bolts...

Not double-checking if the handlebar stem bolts were tight before the test ride.
04-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By freeranger

Nothing major, but felt like kicking myself...

Nothing major, but felt like kicking myself afterward! The front derailleur on my road bike was not shifting as well as I felt it should. I do the maintenance and repairs on our bikes. But couldn't...
04-09-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By zandoval

Installed Crank on the wrong side!!! And no...

Installed Crank on the wrong side!!!

And no even though it was the 60s I was not stoned!!!
04-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By tyrion

On my first disc brake pad change I somehow put...

On my first disc brake pad change I somehow put the retaining screw in but missed the hole in one of the brake pads. The brakes worked for a bit, then the pad fell out. Luckily I was going slow when...
04-09-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By 50PlusCycling

When I was a kid, I used to make my tires shiny...

When I was a kid, I used to make my tires shiny with grease, with the predictable results. Running tires with super high pressures to lower rolling resistance caused a couple gunshot-loud blowouts...
04-09-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By philbob57

In removing a freewheel, I thought I'd do it the...

In removing a freewheel, I thought I'd do it the easy way - QR to hold the removal tool in the proper position, tool in bench vise, turn the wheel to unscrew the FW. I could feel it give pretty...
03-07-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,691
Posted By Biker395

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Smuggler's Cove
02-28-22, 08:15 AM
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Views: 2,844,223
Posted By andrewclaus

My 74 yo friend and I (I'm 64) rode an overnight...

My 74 yo friend and I (I'm 64) rode an overnight tour from Tucson to Arivaca over the weekend. We took a detour on the way back, around Mission Rd from Green Valley through the San Xavier del Bac...
01-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,691
Posted By joewein

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Mt Fuji and some houses with a view, in Izu peninsula on my most recent Century ride.

Looks...
01-06-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,844,223
Posted By rsbob

Did the Alpe de Zwift which is a faithful replica...

Did the Alpe de Zwift which is a faithful replica of Alpe D’huez. On one hand it was fun and on the other it was a slog. Great stats while climbing on distances of switchbacks, average heart rate and...
01-03-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 100,880
Posted By Machka

As you know,Rowan and I were long distance...

As you know,Rowan and I were long distance cyclists till his accident.

Since his accident, the longest we've cycled is about 53 km, and we did do one ride of at least 50 km every month in 2021. ...
01-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,429
Posted By IronM

I used to race; my motivation was for the...

I used to race; my motivation was for the adventure and challenge & I got a kick out of the competition. Now that no longer race, my motivation remaining unchanged; still adventure and challenge....
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