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Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 07:47 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,195
Posted By Bassmanbob

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I...

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I was told to have thick skin in the Road Cycling forums. Now I see why. OK. I'll take what I have coming.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've done two very short test tours. One was two...

I've done two very short test tours. One was two days/one night and the other was three days/two nights. They both were in Florida's hot weather. I can't emphasize enough to properly hydrate...
05-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,814
Posted By Bassmanbob

That whole post is SO Lab-like. I've had three...

That whole post is SO Lab-like. I've had three Labs. They were all different but all playful, lovable and indestructible as young dogs.
05-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,814
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was attempting my second century ride, but...

I was attempting my second century ride, but didn't properly train for it. So I turned around and took the metric century route. I really hadn't trained for it, and was struggling as I rode passed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Bassmanbob

I think I'll check out some of the riding around...

I think I'll check out some of the riding around Geneva too. We will be there for two days before we head to Interlaken and Grindelwald. But I do have to remind myself that the point of the trip is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Bassmanbob

That was a pretty cool video. I'll check out his...

That was a pretty cool video. I'll check out his others. Jet lag. Yeah. I thought a bit about that, but we will be there already 5 days prior to the ride. I'm assuming I'll be able to assimilate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Bassmanbob

St. Gotthard and Furka Passes in the Swiss Alps

At the end of June, my wife and I will visit our daughter and son-in-law who live in Geneva, Switzerland. We plan to spend some time in Geneva, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lugano and more time hiking in...
04-26-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bassmanbob

Godspeed on your recovery and a cancer free...

Godspeed on your recovery and a cancer free future. I had the prostate scare a couple of months ago, but my biopsy was negative.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Bassmanbob

Registered for 6 Gap... Pretty Excited

I've done nine centuries, two with 4,800 feet of climbing and one with 8,500 feet of climbing, but I'm pretty stoked to have registered for 6 Gap in NE Georgia this September. It's 104 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,936
Posted By Bassmanbob

The last time I cycled with my local group was...

The last time I cycled with my local group was February 2020. They officially ended group rides mid March 2020, but the texts going back and forth discussed I'll be riding solo starting here in case...
03-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By Bassmanbob

I started in 2014 with 2 miles a day. I felt...

I started in 2014 with 2 miles a day. I felt comfortable riding 3 miles about three weeks later. 3 became 5,6,9 and then a jump to 15 by two months. I did a 27 event by six months, half century on my...
03-13-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,146
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm a clyde, and I wear lycra, so it's pretty...

I'm a clyde, and I wear lycra, so it's pretty obvious I agree with you. I ride for me, not others. I just try to match colors... but there have been times my wife will look at me and ask, "You're...
03-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By Bassmanbob

I think it is more the lack of shock absorption...

I think it is more the lack of shock absorption on a CF bike, but perhaps it is also the position too. I'll have to think about that.
02-20-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Bassmanbob

Recent Scare

I'm 55, and my PSA went up to 5.3 six months ago. Regrettably, I had not been vigilant about having it checked every year, so this was a bit of a shock. I was referred to a urologist, who was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By Bassmanbob

Oh... and it’s your perineum.

Oh... and it’s your perineum.
02-17-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Bassmanbob

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This is me with Duke on an overnight tour. My wife...
02-17-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bassmanbob

Funny. Thanks for posting.

Funny. Thanks for posting.
02-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Bassmanbob

Me too. I didn't know there has been a problem.

Me too. I didn't know there has been a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://media.theradavist.com/uploads/2018/10/Rad-...

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Yeah. Me too. I went to the Firefly website and looked at ALL the pictures. I couldn't find this one,...
01-30-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,725
Posted By Bassmanbob

I don't get tired of talking about cycling......

I don't get tired of talking about cycling... ever. OTOH, my wife gets tired of me talking about cycling.
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,832
Posted By Bassmanbob

If I ever do a tour through Texas, I'm getting...

If I ever do a tour through Texas, I'm getting one of these.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Bassmanbob

It's been 40 hours since this thread has been...

It's been 40 hours since this thread has been started... and nobody has asked how many grams they weigh??? I need to justify what I paid for my water bottle cages in some way.

Honestly, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bassmanbob

Which Ti Bike Did You Buy and Why? Happy or Not?

I'm seriously considering a titanium road bike and I've saved about half of the money for one. For those who've purchased a Ti bike, which one did you buy? Why did you get that one? Did you get the...
01-16-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,767
Posted By Bassmanbob

I don't want to be the killjoy here, but just the...

I don't want to be the killjoy here, but just the other day, one of the health agencies-- I'm not sure which one-- Center for Disease Control or National Center for Health Statistics announced that...
01-14-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Bassmanbob

I love my Dinotte Quad Red and don't go on a ride...

I love my Dinotte Quad Red and don't go on a ride without it. I'm not familiar with the Crygolite
01-14-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,172
Posted By Bassmanbob

During the day: Front and rear blinking At...

During the day: Front and rear blinking

At night: Front: steady on the handlebars and strong steady on my helmet*
Rear: blinking

*As a side note, I love my helmet light when it's...
01-09-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By Bassmanbob

I did my first birthday ride on my 50th birthday...

I did my first birthday ride on my 50th birthday five years ago. I took the day off from work just to do the ride. When a buddy of mine asked if I really took the day off, I said, "You only turn 50...
12-09-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was on a weekend group ride when we pulled up...

I was on a weekend group ride when we pulled up to a red light. Next to us were a few bikers also waiting for the light to turn green. I looked over and yelled, "Let's rumble!" They were cool;...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,187
Posted By Bassmanbob

Someday, when it becomes available/ practical, I...

Someday, when it becomes available/ practical, I will have a hidden built in GPS that reports to my cell phone. Then I can leave a nice note on the bicycle that they will be tracked down and...
11-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,836
Posted By Bassmanbob

I love my Dinotte Quad Red light. I routinely...

I love my Dinotte Quad Red light. I routinely have it set for the four quick flashing mode during night or day riding, and it has given me at least nine hours on that setting without shutting down....
11-28-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bassmanbob

"It's better to look good, than to feel good,...

"It's better to look good, than to feel good, darling."
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bassmanbob

Velostreet

Velostreet
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bassmanbob

While I'm disappointed, I'm not at all angry at...

While I'm disappointed, I'm not at all angry at the KOA for cancelling my reservation. If anything, I actually respect their decision to protect their other campers who won't use as much of the...
11-21-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,329
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sure! Then rest it against a tree when you’re done.
11-14-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,082
Posted By Bassmanbob

111 miles today

111 miles today
11-07-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Bassmanbob

I live about two hours north of Miami and...

I live about two hours north of Miami and organized a century ride from Key Largo to Key West for some friends and me in February 2018. We had a blast! I chose February because there aren't many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,594
Posted By Bassmanbob

How about: “Titanium for a happy cranium” ...

How about:
“Titanium for a happy cranium”

“Carbon when drinking bourbon”
10-07-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,611
Posted By Bassmanbob

It was the unit. REI sent me another unit, and...

It was the unit. REI sent me another unit, and it has no connection problems. Now I'm learning how to use a smart trainer... it makes me feel stupid.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,525
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yes, I care. For me, it's part of the overall...

Yes, I care. For me, it's part of the overall experience of bicycle commuting. I really love being on my bike and moving myself from point A to point B using my energy. I have a free last line on...
09-20-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,002
Posted By Bassmanbob

If you want something smaller, I drive the Mazda...

If you want something smaller, I drive the Mazda 3 hatchback and have a Kuat trailer on the back. I can afford a more expensive car, but I'm really happy with my Mazda. It's reliable, comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,383
Posted By Bassmanbob

Well... there's the name. My daughters went to...

Well... there's the name. My daughters went to Florida State University (the Seminoles) and University of Central Florida (the Knights), so we're not Gator fans.

Seriously, I've ridden Gatorskins...
08-22-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By Bassmanbob

Doing the Cross Florida Ride in 2018, I met a...

Doing the Cross Florida Ride in 2018, I met a whole group of riders from Puerto Rico who support a guy with Parkinson’s. After the ride I talked to him at length about his disease and how cycling has...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,037
Posted By Bassmanbob

I bicycle commute to work twice a week out of...

I bicycle commute to work twice a week out of five days-- the rest I drive. I could commute four days a week, but there are varied reasons I only commute two. When I decided to take this on, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,985
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've done both, but more often move to the right...

I've done both, but more often move to the right of the front car now. I used to line up, but if I'm more than four or five cars back, I can't go fast enough to keep up with the drivers. Then cars...
06-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,271
Posted By Bassmanbob

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have...

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have is that I do like to encourage the use of helmets. I'd either be dead or brain dead without mine.
05-27-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,361
Posted By Bassmanbob

Great job! Just don't kill yourself going from...

Great job! Just don't kill yourself going from 50- 100 miles. When I first started cycling, I did too much too soon. A friend told me to increase my weekend endurance rides by 10% every other week....
05-27-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By Bassmanbob

I do consider myself fortunate. I am not...

I do consider myself fortunate. I am not retired, but I make a fairly comfortable living. I also have little to no desire for material things with the exception of two really nice bass guitars and...
05-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bassmanbob

Enjoy: ...

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
05-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,540
Posted By Bassmanbob

And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If...

And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If the key fob gets wet, it may not unlock the door.
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