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Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 475,415
Posted By IcySwan1

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Upper Lynn Canal
11-20-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By IcySwan1

I am a scheduled to take a 2 week class at United...

I am a scheduled to take a 2 week class at United Bicycle Institute in October 23. I will be 72 then and no doubt the oldest student. I am not looking for another career, just some structured...
11-19-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By IcySwan1

The sun set yesterday in the town in Alaska...

The sun set yesterday in the town in Alaska formerly known as Barrow. It won’t rise again for 65 days. Serious darkness.

Mike
11-18-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By IcySwan1

I don’t know why the stars were inserted in my...

I don’t know why the stars were inserted in my post. I did NOT use a bad word but an affectionate one. Here it is separated by numerals to see if that works.

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11-18-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By IcySwan1

I seem to find an unsettling number of small...

I seem to find an unsettling number of small stuffed animals. Looks like little ****ers in back seat fling them out the windows.

Mike
11-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By IcySwan1

Imaginos, glad you are sticking with it. If I...

Imaginos, glad you are sticking with it. If I recall, you are in Craig on Prince of Wales Island, the 3rd largest island in the US. POW has the best road system in The Tongass Forest because of...
10-31-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,474
Posted By IcySwan1

Steve, that tire looks perfect. Thanks. ...

Steve, that tire looks perfect. Thanks.

Mike
Forum: Introductions
10-31-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By IcySwan1

230 RN for the win.

230 RN for the win.
10-19-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By IcySwan1

Forum Format Change

Has the forum layout changed? When I opened it tonight it opened to a view showing trending threads. I am interested is a couple of topics and generally just go to them. I can do that by clicking...
10-13-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By IcySwan1

The rack depends on your mission. I have a Kuat...

The rack depends on your mission. I have a Kuat NV 2.0 on a Highlander. It works great for road bikes. I have used it for trips of 650 miles over Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia rural roads. ...
10-12-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By IcySwan1

Check out any big airport near a major trap...

Check out any big airport near a major trap shooting event. The high end shotguns are far more expensive than bikes and owners are very protective. Different rules apply for firearms, of course,...
10-12-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,170
Posted By IcySwan1

Kabuki, that is a beautiful bike and a nice shot...

Kabuki, that is a beautiful bike and a nice shot of your riding area.

Mike
10-09-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,877,943
Posted By IcySwan1

Wildwood, ...

Wildwood,


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Forum: Introductions
10-09-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By IcySwan1

Well done on getting out and biking. Cleveland...

Well done on getting out and biking. Cleveland is wonderful city and Ohio has some great biking. There are forums here that will answer your questions, but also seek out a local bike shop to check...
10-08-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,394
Posted By IcySwan1

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Lutak Inlet, Tahini Point, Upper Lynn Canal, Alaska...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By IcySwan1

Great. I knew there must be such bikes out...

Great. I knew there must be such bikes out there. I am in awe of what Pin has done. Those bikes are extraordinary and the results impressive; I never heard of either brand before. His...
10-05-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,877,943
Posted By IcySwan1

Bought a new to me steel bike. Rode it for 18...

Bought a new to me steel bike. Rode it for 18 miles. Sweet ride and my first Campy experience. All good.

Mike
10-05-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By IcySwan1

I have the Fenix and am happy with it,...

I have the Fenix and am happy with it, particularly the display. Upon the sage advice of Seattle Forrest and others, I only record my bike ride activities on my Edge. But I picked up a vintage bike...
10-05-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,746
Posted By IcySwan1

Like Mtracer, I got them for my wife. I don't...

Like Mtracer, I got them for my wife. I don't own one, but she has 2. One at our permanent home and one for our RV, Both have Burley Tail Waggin trailers for hauling her 2 little dogs. Just fun...
10-05-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By IcySwan1

The Garmin universe is expanding all the time. ...

The Garmin universe is expanding all the time. Garmin Connect is handy and takes data from various computers, sensors, watches, and other things. The price is a tad steep for just another data point...
10-03-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By IcySwan1

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10-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By IcySwan1

Good job for hanging in there. I started a...

Good job for hanging in there. I started a little later in life than you, and with SPD pedals on road bikes, but I am glad I stuck with it. You will, too.

Mike
09-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By IcySwan1

Nice progress, Don. Well done. Mike

Nice progress, Don. Well done.

Mike
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,311
Posted By IcySwan1

Just ordered the SS Garmin pedals at the same...

Just ordered the SS Garmin pedals at the same time I ordered a new bike. I have been using a HRM and look forward to using a PM.

Mike
09-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By IcySwan1

71 here. While getting fit I aimed for...

71 here. While getting fit I aimed for consistent low 90s and was able to maintain that pretty well except for some steep hills. That was fine. Then I started longer rides with nav input. That...
09-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By IcySwan1

The Burely Tail Waggin works well for our 2...

The Burely Tail Waggin works well for our 2 little ankle biters. Plenty of ventilation.

Mike
09-06-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,827
Posted By IcySwan1

Delivered the Erie Times. Sold enough new...

Delivered the Erie Times. Sold enough new subscriptions to win a trip to the 1964 World’s Fair.

Mike
09-05-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By IcySwan1

I currently am in America. Very odd to ride on...

I currently am in America. Very odd to ride on nice roads in sunshine with no bears.

Mike
Forum: Introductions
08-19-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By IcySwan1

Dzień dobry! Mike

Dzień dobry!

Mike
08-18-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,443
Posted By IcySwan1

I go to America and try to keep pedaling as we...

I go to America and try to keep pedaling as we roam around in a 5th wheel.

Mike
08-16-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,713
Views: 370,316
Posted By IcySwan1

Ubie, well done! Mike

Ubie, well done!

Mike
08-15-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,443
Posted By IcySwan1

Average 100 miles per week riding 6 days. 71...

Average 100 miles per week riding 6 days. 71 years old.

Mike
08-12-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By IcySwan1

I have Boler bib shorts and tights. Made in USA....

I have Boler bib shorts and tights. Made in USA. Here are the knickers

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08-08-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By IcySwan1

Edge 830 and New Epix Watch

I am a 71 road cyclist relatively late to the game. I still use a fountain pen, so i am clearly a late adapter. I use an Edge 830 in my small and remote Alaska town to track HR, cadence, speed,...
Forum: Introductions
08-07-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By IcySwan1

Welcome. Once I got a road bike I never looked...

Welcome. Once I got a road bike I never looked back, You are in good country for riding. Enjoy.

Mike
07-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By IcySwan1

If the bot “Emma” is based on Emma Pooley then I...

If the bot “Emma” is based on Emma Pooley then I am toast before we start.

Mike
07-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By IcySwan1

I check it out about weekly. It shows I am a...

I check it out about weekly. It shows I am a little above average in speed relative to other duffers my age, but significantly above average in distance and duration. That sounds about right from...
07-17-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,400
Posted By IcySwan1

71 year old here. First road bike was 58cm. Now...

71 year old here. First road bike was 58cm. Now a 56cm in the same bike works better. Not exactly what the OP was asking, but the older/smaller seems constant.

Mike
07-16-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By IcySwan1

Sometimes it is a challenge. I don’t agree with...

Sometimes it is a challenge. I don’t agree with everything the Velomanti preach, but riding in inclement weather does lead to peer separation.
07-16-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,713
Views: 370,316
Posted By IcySwan1

25 miles. Nice rolling ride along a beautiful...

25 miles. Nice rolling ride along a beautiful Alaska river, and didn’t get a flat until back in town.

Mike
07-16-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 951
Posted By IcySwan1

Plenty of moose in Interior Alaska. It never has...

Plenty of moose in Interior Alaska. It never has been a problem. I now live in Haines. There are a LOT of brown bears here and the sockeye salmon are returning, to be followed my cohos into...
07-15-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 964
Posted By IcySwan1

I have an endurance bike (Domane) and a faster...

I have an endurance bike (Domane) and a faster bike (Madone). I rotate them daily. The Domane goes on hilly rides at a nice pace. The Madone goes on flat/rolling rides at a faster pace.

I enjoy...
07-11-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,218
Posted By IcySwan1

Lyle Lovett has a new album. It has a song about...

Lyle Lovett has a new album. It has a song about the difficulty in getting his young sons to wear pants. It is called “Pants is Overrated.”
02-25-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By IcySwan1

I let them know. I would like to ride with the...

I let them know. I would like to ride with the 50 year olds and 20 mph assist will fall short

Mike
01-31-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By IcySwan1

I am more concerned about ease of exit than...

I am more concerned about ease of exit than float. Certainly a flat pedal would solve that. I do have a Shimano flat/SPD pedal on one bike. Although it is not the best of either worlds it may the...
01-31-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By IcySwan1

Post Knee Replacement Pedals

I had a knee replacement 6 weeks ago. I can turn over a pedal on a stationary bike but won't be riding a real bike for a bit. I clip out with my left [operative leg] foot when I stop, I currently use...
12-24-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By IcySwan1

I contacted a bike club in the Albany, OR area...

I contacted a bike club in the Albany, OR area where my son lives. I got good recommendations for a surgeon. I had a partial medial knee replacement on last Monday and start formal PT on this...
11-03-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By IcySwan1

Don't know why you couldn't use quarters as...

Don't know why you couldn't use quarters as spacers. There are versatile. When the governor spring on old two stroke Detroit Diesels would weaken, the accepted fix in the commercial fishing fleet...
10-01-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,138
Posted By IcySwan1

Chas58, 2 things you note resonate. First, the...

Chas58, 2 things you note resonate. First, the handling qualities of a 50lb bike versus a natural road bike. That is a concern. But secondly, and most importantly, you have me at the "NOS button."...
09-12-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By IcySwan1

Bicycles and Swords

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