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04-05-24, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 561
Posted By jackb

Just got over a bout that lasted a couple of...

Just got over a bout that lasted a couple of months. PT is the best approach. Most effective for me was to roll a tennis ball under the arch of the affected foot. I did it four or five times per...
04-05-24, 09:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,373
Posted By jackb

I'm 76 and am still able to cycle, hike,...

I'm 76 and am still able to cycle, hike, backpack, ski (both X-country and alpine) and kayak (touring only). I feel pretty good when I do these things, though my recovery time seems longer than it...
04-01-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By jackb

I neglected to notice that I threaded the chain...

I neglected to notice that I threaded the chain on top of the tab instead of under it. I rethreaded it correctly and now the crank turns smoothly without the problem noise. Thanks to all of you for...
12-01-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,473
Posted By jackb

I generally ride alone. Sometimes I ride with a...

I generally ride alone. Sometimes I ride with a friend or with some older members of a local cycling club. I like cruising along at whatever speed suits me. I'm never trying to "improve" my...
11-23-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,293
Posted By jackb

Hip replacement in June, but cycling on my single...

Hip replacement in June, but cycling on my single speed set up on a trainer after the first week. I stayed off the road for five additional fearing a crash, but back to 20-30 miles every other day...
11-21-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,365
Posted By jackb

It's not what the cycle computer does or what the...

It's not what the cycle computer does or what the smart phone does that is the true attraction. That lies in the simple using of an electronic device and the fascination of translating experience...
Forum: Touring
09-29-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By jackb

Back from our Katy Trail tour. Had a great time....

Back from our Katy Trail tour. Had a great time. Good cycling and lodging. the trail is hard-packed and well maintained. My wife and I loved cycling it. Highly recommended. Nice to ride for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,758
Posted By jackb

I'm a no-data cyclist. Although I have a basic...

I'm a no-data cyclist. Although I have a basic cycle computer on my bike, I only use the clock feature and the distance feature. Occasionally, I check to see how fast I am going. The only other...
Forum: Touring
09-08-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By jackb

Thanks to everyone for the info. We will start...

Thanks to everyone for the info. We will start our cycling on 15 September. Really looking forward to this.
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By jackb

cycling the Katy Trail

My wife and I are leaving in a few days to make the drive from Montana to Missouri. We are booked to cycle the Katy Trail from Clinton to St. Charles. We are doing this on our own, so I'm wondering...
09-04-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By jackb

I agree. You can put yourself in the way of good...

I agree. You can put yourself in the way of good luck by adopting a healthy lifestyle, but that's about all you can do. Genetics plays a big role in health and longevity. Besides, a healthy...
08-11-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,983
Posted By jackb

More surprisingly is the price people pay for...

More surprisingly is the price people pay for sunglasses in general. All you need is shaded lenses to get the benefit. Everything else is mostly hype and marketing. But folks like what they like,...
08-09-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,933
Posted By jackb

All my bikes have platform pedals. As I am not...

All my bikes have platform pedals. As I am not concerned with speed or efficiency, they work fine. I wear whatever happens to be on my feet when I go out for a ride, sandals, crocks, loafers,...
07-15-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,378
Posted By jackb

I was lucky enough to be able to retire at sixty....

I was lucky enough to be able to retire at sixty. I'm seventy-five now and can honestly say that the last fifteen years have been wonderful. I haven't done a stitch of remunerative work in all that...
07-03-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,365
Posted By jackb

My son rode about 15 miles on a rough...

My son rode about 15 miles on a rough gravel/rocky road yesterday and reported that the seat post no longer slipped. so it sounds like the clamp was the problem. thanks for all the responses.
07-02-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,365
Posted By jackb

My son got back to me. The local Trek dealer...

My son got back to me. The local Trek dealer changed the seat post clamp on the advice from Trek. My son has not yet gone out for a ride, but he will later today. According to the dealer, the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,761
Posted By jackb

Sounds like everything is just as it should be. ...

Sounds like everything is just as it should be. Happy riding.
04-16-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By jackb

I've been on omeprezole for over ten years and I...

I've been on omeprezole for over ten years and I hike, bike, and ski. No problems ever.
04-10-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,354
Posted By jackb

I ride tubed on my Trek Domane bike and tubeless...

I ride tubed on my Trek Domane bike and tubeless on my Trek Checkpoint bike because that's the way bike came when I bough it. No flats on the endurance bike for three years with GG 4000 4Season...
04-08-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By jackb

I've cycled the Bear Tooth Pass many times over...

I've cycled the Bear Tooth Pass many times over the years when I lived in Billings. If you are reasonably fit you will not have a problem. I was acclimated to the altitude but every now and then...
02-25-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 15,424
Posted By jackb

I have a 2018 Trek Domane and a 2022 Trek...

I have a 2018 Trek Domane and a 2022 Trek Checkpoint. The former is an endurance bike with 30mm tires, the latter a gravel bike with 40mm tires. The ride is a bit softer on the Checkpoint with the...
12-02-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 22,075
Posted By jackb

Ride as if you are invisible.

Ride as if you are invisible.
10-24-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By jackb

Actually the OP says "...I could not care less.''...

Actually the OP says "...I could not care less.'' This is correct usage. I could care less is the incorrect usage resulting in the above question about how much less.

Iv'e been cycling ever...
10-20-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By jackb

Many people believe that disease and serious...

Many people believe that disease and serious medical conditions are caused by the the things people do. While this is true to a certain degree--for example, excessive drinking can lead to liver and...
10-18-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By jackb

For me, living as long as I can is not as...

For me, living as long as I can is not as important as living as well as I can. I like to eat and se no reason to alter my eating habits. I'm fairly trim, in good health, and enjoy physical...
10-15-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 54,543
Posted By jackb

The purpose of the forum is to talk about cycling...

The purpose of the forum is to talk about cycling whichever way you want. You can post what you like. It doesn't matter what others think. Bring up subjects that you like. People who do not like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,547
Posted By jackb

My wife and I both have 2018 Domanes, hers with...

My wife and I both have 2018 Domanes, hers with Paradigm wheels mine with TLR. All this talk about cracked wheel sent me out to the garage to check the wheels on our bikes. Happy to report no...
08-13-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 27,355
Posted By jackb

Im 74 and retired. I ride 20-25 miles every...

Im 74 and retired. I ride 20-25 miles every other day, weather permitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,772
Posted By jackb

What? Some company lying in their ads. Hard to...

What? Some company lying in their ads. Hard to believe!
07-19-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,784
Posted By jackb

I recently bought a 2022 Checkpoint SL5 with 40...

I recently bought a 2022 Checkpoint SL5 with 40 mm tires. I have a 2018 Domane SL 5 Disc with 32 mm tires. The difference is amazing. While I continue to ride both bikes, it's clear to me that for...
07-19-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,784
Posted By jackb

I accept your personal experience, but because...

I accept your personal experience, but because you personally don't like a bike doesn't mean it is garbage. I've owned steel, aluminum, aluminum-carbon mix, and carbon. I've enjoyed riding all of...
07-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,139
Posted By jackb

Whatever the so-called advantages of electronic...

Whatever the so-called advantages of electronic shifting, the reason for it is two-fold. Americans love newness accompanied by convenience. I'm sure that electronic shifting is sure and efficient,...
06-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By jackb

Cyclists generally buy what the industry offers,...

Cyclists generally buy what the industry offers, like it or not. I would like to see a backlash of sorts by some manufacturers sticking to tried and true components and materials. I know that some...
06-01-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,950
Posted By jackb

Incredible! My hearty compliments. Keep up the...

Incredible! My hearty compliments. Keep up the good work.
05-02-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 11,856
Posted By jackb

People who design products need something to do...

People who design products need something to do all day, so they work on new designs whether or not those designs are needed or not. As a result, our daily lives have become ever more complicated. ...
04-13-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 11,856
Posted By jackb

I'm open to new technology, but the bottom line...

I'm open to new technology, but the bottom line for me is whether a new development is really necessary and whether or not it is easy to repair. I like disc brakes well enough, though I never had...
04-13-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,933
Posted By jackb

The emphasis on going fast on bicycles has driven...

The emphasis on going fast on bicycles has driven me nuts most of my cycling life, and that's a good fifty years. I simply don't understand riding as fast as you can for twenty or thirty miles. If...
08-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,874
Posted By jackb

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. ...

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. I've never understood the need for speed. Other outdoor activities don't emphasize speed. I hike, but hiking fast is not a goal in the hiking...
07-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,831
Posted By jackb

Whatever the length of the ride, the ride will be...

Whatever the length of the ride, the ride will be good for your health. I'm not convinced that riding 30 miles regularly is better for your physical condition and overall health than riding 20...
07-20-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,725
Posted By jackb

I've been cycling for 45 years and have never had...

I've been cycling for 45 years and have never had to replace a cable. Keep your bikes dry and properly lubricated to reduce the chances of a broken cable.
07-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 68,433
Posted By jackb

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to...

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to make cyclists buy more bicycles and associated gear in order to make more money. The innovations in bike technology have been for the most part good,...
06-26-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,723
Posted By jackb

I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid...

I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid off my water bottle, drink, then look around for a minute. Safe and pleasurable, but obviously not for racers.
06-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By jackb

I bought a Kuat Sherpa last month. This hitch...

I bought a Kuat Sherpa last month. This hitch rack is so easy to use and works so well that I wonder why it took me so long to buy it. I used to use a Yakima on which the bikes hung by the top...
05-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,919
Posted By jackb

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love...

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love it.
11-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,930
Posted By jackb

I did not say that people in their 70's should...

I did not say that people in their 70's should not be using clipless. Please go back and reread my posts. As for leaving it at that, that is precisely what I said: "If you are an older rider and...
11-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,930
Posted By jackb

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to...

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to do with almost all elements of cycling. As the OP pointed out, he is having a little trouble unclipping now that he is older. I understand...
11-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,930
Posted By jackb

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding...

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding with clipless? Of course, if you race you might want maximum power and a more secure connection to the pedals when sprinting, but how many non-racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,468
Posted By jackb

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't...

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't notice any differences in the bikes once you own one because you won't be riding the others. The bike you buy will work fine.
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,390
Posted By jackb

As usual with such questions on this forum, the...

As usual with such questions on this forum, the gear choice really comes down to personal preference. Nothing wrong with that, and it's good to hear all the various views.
07-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,578
Posted By jackb

So based on the responses in this thread, there...

So based on the responses in this thread, there is no evidence that CF frames fail catastrophically unless involved in a crash or subjected to some other external force.
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