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03-15-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By gobicycling

A Long Winter, and Finally!

YES - after a long winter of medical this, medical that, months of ice and snow on the roads, leading to an inability to bike, today it was near 70, and, with some apprehension, I got on my mountain...
02-05-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,427
Posted By big john

I had a mountain bike with DOT brake fluid for 10...

I had a mountain bike with DOT brake fluid for 10 years. Never flushed the fluid, never even opened the system. When I sold it the front caliper was getting sticky and making the brake drag...
02-02-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Tomm Willians

The Batman route 😁

Finished this ride today and was looking at my Strava when I noticed the similarities between the ride and the silhouette of Batman 😆😆 Iím easily amused....
01-10-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,950
Posted By seypat

If you're taking some extra gear like a change of...

If you're taking some extra gear like a change of clothes, get yourself a lock for the lockers. I usually buy the 3 pack of combo Masterlock with the common code. You can share the locks, or have a...
01-08-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,240
Posted By phughes

I am comfortably ensconced in a nicely stuffed...

I am comfortably ensconced in a nicely stuffed chair, slouched down with my feet on an ottoman, typing on a Macbook Pro.
12-27-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,494
Posted By indyfabz

They are bikes, not human beings. If it takes you...

They are bikes, not human beings. If it takes you all summer to get to know them intimately, you're doing something wrong.
12-14-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,051
Posted By big john

I have a Manx. He just showed up when I lived in...

I have a Manx. He just showed up when I lived in the hills 11 years ago. People dump animals in that area but he was the first one who wanted to live with us. He was quite the hunter back then and...
08-08-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,702
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Conversely, ride to have fun, regardless of...

Conversely, ride to have fun, regardless of weight, cholesterol or doctor approved numbers.
07-25-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,702
Posted By Random11

I'm Not Training; I'm Exercising

Every morning I ride 15-20 miles over rolling hills. I rarely miss a day. I enjoy riding, but one motivator is that I think it's good for my health. I get occasional advice (and see it here) on what...
05-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,987
Posted By wvridgerider

Retired

I did it, today is my retirement date and Friday was my last day. Got in a 40 mile ride this morning so it is time to start piling the miles on. Greenbriar River trail next week, going to a frame...
05-19-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By RH Clark

I have a LHT with a 3X10 set up. It has 26"...

I have a LHT with a 3X10 set up. It has 26" wheels, which I think are great, and cantilever breaks. I shift with microshift bar end shifters in friction mode. I wouldn't change a thing on that bike....
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
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
Replies: 21
Views: 903
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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05-09-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By irwin7638

Septuagenarian cycling

That was a mouthful just writing it down, but since I'm officially qualified to talk about it, I thought I'd try. Having seven decades behind me I really don't know what to say. Things don't...
04-21-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tony Marley

From when I was in the Army, I remember our...

From when I was in the Army, I remember our battalion sergeant major saying, "You don't have to practice being miserable. It comes naturally." Unless you are training for a competition, there is no...
04-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,008
Posted By Ray9

75 and still cycling.

It is cold here in New England and cycling after winter is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful. Why do I keep doing it? I made the decision to buy three very expensive bicycles over the years...
03-20-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By sdmc530

Kids NBD!

Been working a build for my 11 year old and got it done and test rode tonight! He was pretty happy. He chose everything on it. Most of the parts I had on hand so it wasn't too bad. I need to a...
03-15-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,154
Posted By Kapusta

I'd ask for a discount due to the messed up rear...

I'd ask for a discount due to the messed up rear wheel.
03-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Koyote

The shop is doing exactly what they should be...

The shop is doing exactly what they should be doing, and they went above and beyond by giving you a loaner bike. Sit tight. Seems you can be confident that the shop is handling this nicely.
02-10-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,491
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve heard that eating pickles right after a long...

Iíve heard that eating pickles right after a long ride is believed to prevent muscle cramps, so I do.

Not sure if it actually helps, but I like pickles anyway, so why not? In the excellent movie...
02-07-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,285
Posted By dmanthree

How to know when to stop

I always wondered, after 50 years of riding, if at some point I'd decide to stop riding. Well, this last seems to have helped that decision along. Last Tuesday I crashed and was banged up pretty bad....
01-16-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,260
Posted By DorkDisk

I'm pretty sure nobody likes us cyclists.

I'm pretty sure nobody likes us cyclists.
01-05-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,761
Posted By alexTREKal3

Intro to Road Cycling - Am I fast?

Hello everybody,

This is my first time on here. I have my first road bike coming, the Trek Domane AL 3 Disc towards the end of this month. I have started road biking with my hybrid bike (2018...
12-02-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,793
Views: 385,651
Posted By Troul

55 Miles Spun I.D.

55 Miles Spun I.D.
11-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,344
Posted By classic carl

Finally surpassed 5,000 miles for 2021

November has been a tough month to ride for me between a chest cold and the weather not cooperating. I finally got out on the day before Thansgiving for 28 miles and I reached 5,000 for the year. ...
11-15-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,636
Posted By jlmonte

Shingles had me sidelined

Suffered Shingles back in February (after retiring in January) resulted in bad left eye nerve damage. On top of this, cataracts was creeping before the Shingles and already hindering my vision....
10-29-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By prj71

Never understood this. Cycling season is...

Never understood this.

Cycling season is never over. When it gets colder you just wear warmer gear. When it snows, you buy a fat bike.

No such thing as bad weather. Just bad gear.
10-29-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By a77impala

I’m 77, I retired in October of 2002, got cash...

I’m 77, I retired in October of 2002, got cash incentive to get me to SS age. Got back on a bike after riding to work several years in 2005. Started
with a mountain bike because of a spinal...
10-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By ironwood

The best thing about the NFL

I just finished a nice ride this afternoon while the Patriots were playing. Very little traffic, and what there was was well behaved. I do hope the home team does well for the simple reason that I've...
09-18-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By Maelochs

Take the wheel off and install it with the...

Take the wheel off and install it with the current left side, on the right.
09-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,187
Posted By indyfabz

Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you one tip for...

Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you one tip for the future sunscreen would be it.
09-09-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been told by drivers that those of use who...

I have been told by drivers that those of use who have a taillight zip tied to our helmet are much more visible when they are coming up to us in the dark trying to figure out what we are. The more...
09-07-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By Troul

I cant stand sitting for the entire time of a...

I cant stand sitting for the entire time of a long ride without a short change in position.
08-31-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,210
Posted By livedarklions

After about a zillion of the stretch vs. don't...

After about a zillion of the stretch vs. don't arguments, I've come to the conclusion that some of us, including myself, are just not stretchy, so none of that stretch/yoga stuff does anything but...
08-26-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ferguron

First 75 Mile Ride

I am 52 years old.

Just as I was approaching 50 I went to a mandatory health screening for my jobÖand got a number of bad pieces of information - high blood pressure, most notably. I was scared...
08-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,586
Posted By gringomojado

No drops? Won't look cool! You need drops, need...

No drops? Won't look cool! You need drops, need to clip in, and lose the kick stand too and dork disk, ya gotta conform!

gm
08-18-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,005
Posted By tomato coupe

Based on the sketch, the testicles seems like the...

Based on the sketch, the testicles seems like the obvious place.
08-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,181
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Injury prevention is better than treatment. ...

Injury prevention is better than treatment.

76 y.o. I don't know what it is, but luckily I almost never fall. I had a solo crash maybe 20 years ago, but no biggie, just road rash, fixed itself....
07-28-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,315
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

At 76, I'm still like, "F all that stuff." Denial...

At 76, I'm still like, "F all that stuff." Denial is not just a river in Africa, it's the ability to change one's reality. It doesn't have to be like that. If there's something I want to change, I...
07-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,315
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for...

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for men, our life expectancy is much longer if we have a spouse or friends with whom we have frequent interaction. I've always chalked that up to...
06-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bald Paul

The area around here has exploded with new...

The area around here has exploded with new housing developments and very large apartment complexes. A huge increase in the number of cars on the road, but very little (if any) improvement / widening...
06-29-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,183
Posted By Bigbus

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it...

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it jumped a puny 3 foot fence while the owner looked on and simply stood there. I knew immediately by the speed it was approaching and the set of its...
06-25-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,878
Posted By indyfabz

More quality content from the OP. Next up: Tire...

More quality content from the OP. Next up: Tire vs. Tyre.
05-30-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,673
Posted By BCAC

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride...

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride 4 days a week. The key is conditioning. And napping. Never forget napping.
05-27-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,927
Posted By spelger

since we are throwing out free advice here's...

since we are throwing out free advice here's mine... do not take any medical advice from anyone on any forum (this one included). most mean well but most are not doctors. if you don't like the advice...
05-20-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,307
Posted By livedarklions

I've found that stretching does absolutely...

I've found that stretching does absolutely nothing for me, and I regularly ride centuries without cramps. I'm 60 y.o. I think you're missing the point of the comments--there's no scientific answer to...
05-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By SCTinkering

Self-Supported Century with Garmin Smart Drink/Eat

Background: I'm a 53 year old technically obese man that just happens to put anywhere from 125-180 miles in on a given week.

Equipment:
Bike- T-Lab X3
Computer- Garmin Edge 1030
Power Meter -...
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,927
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
05-10-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By 10 Wheels

Me at 72 just home from Brain Surgery caused by a...

Me at 72 just home from Brain Surgery caused by a 16 MPH Crash.
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05-04-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,120
Posted By Rolla

I take a hit before most rides, and sometimes...

I take a hit before most rides, and sometimes another after an hour or so. I've been doing this for 40 years, and it feels great.
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