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04-15-24, 04:54 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Nice photo of your boat out on the end of the...

Nice photo of your boat out on the end of the dock. You know, if you built a larger dock in front of your house across the water you could just moor your boat closer to your house!
04-12-24, 09:57 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

My first ride back in the US today. Quite the...

My first ride back in the US today. Quite the shock to the system going from the upper 90's and low 100's and very humid to some very cool (cold?) weather. I rode 28 miles on the Burke-Gilman. It was...
04-06-24, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 561
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I have had it off and on for over 30 years! Mine...

I have had it off and on for over 30 years! Mine is all related to running. Cycling doesn't bother it. Stretching works really well to help relieve it when it comes on. Usually, I would cut back on...
03-25-24, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, the names are very subjective. Companies use...

Yes, the names are very subjective. Companies use different terms to give the customer an idea (more confusion?) as what to expect. If they have sizing measurements that will help. If you can contact...
03-02-24, 08:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,080
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I just refuse to get old! When I'm on my bike I...

I just refuse to get old! When I'm on my bike I feel like I'm just 37. I guess I'll just stay at that age for a few more years as the past 7-8 have been pretty good!
01-15-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

From my time spent in MSR (mountain search &...

From my time spent in MSR (mountain search & rescue) this is pretty good basic list of items to carry. There are a few things I would tweak, like throw in a roll of athletic tape as it is quick and...
01-05-24, 08:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,752
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Like most of the kids in my neighborhood, we all...

Like most of the kids in my neighborhood, we all had bikes and rode them everywhere! It was how we all got around back in the day. We rode trails and on the streets to get to school. Didn't ride for...
12-25-23, 02:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, Thailand is 15 hours ahead of the US west...

Yes, Thailand is 15 hours ahead of the US west coast, 12 hours ahead of the US east coast, and 13 hours ahead of Fort Worth, Texas.
12-25-23, 12:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

It was! It was cool and not too humid...

It was! It was cool and not too humid (relatively speaking) this morning at 70F when I left the house at 6:45am. Traffic wasn't too bad on my way to the park that I cycle at.
12-25-23, 12:31 AM
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Views: 3,583
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Merry Christmas from Bangkok. I rode 36 miles on...

Merry Christmas from Bangkok. I rode 36 miles on Christmas Day.

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12-25-23, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6,233
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Ho-Ho-Ho and Merry Christmas! I went out earlier...

Ho-Ho-Ho and Merry Christmas! I went out earlier this morning on Christmas Day and rode 36 miles. Great way to start the day.
12-22-23, 11:52 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

A little longer than usual ride today as I did 44...

A little longer than usual ride today as I did 44 miles but being a Saturday morning there was less traffic. Coldest start to the day at 63F since I have been here. It felt nice though. I also did...
12-21-23, 11:47 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The eastern part of Bangkok near Rama IX park and...

The eastern part of Bangkok near Rama IX park and Nong Bon.
I'll pass on the unseasonably warm Redmond weather.
Today I put in 31 miles in very chilly and windy weather. Was 67F when I left at...
12-21-23, 01:01 AM
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Views: 562,768
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Set off Thursday morning at a little before...

Set off Thursday morning at a little before 7:00am for a 35 mile ride. Had a very good ride. It was a bit windy and the morning felt cool at 72F. It looks like "winter" is about to arrive.
12-19-23, 02:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I'll be celebrating Christmas this year, like...

I'll be celebrating Christmas this year, like last year, in a country that is roughly 92% Buddhist (Threvada) and the rest mainly Sunni Muslim. There are a few Catholics around but not many and some...
12-18-23, 01:25 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Hey, you're shorting yourself a bit much on the...

Hey, you're shorting yourself a bit much on the ride you did. I also rode 55km this morning which works out to about 34.17 miles. Like you, I also forgot my frozen water bottle when I left this...
12-18-23, 01:21 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Like rsrob stated earlier, that is a nice looking...

Like rsrob stated earlier, that is a nice looking ride! Got the deets on that one?
12-17-23, 07:03 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I only had time for a short, 17 mile ride Sunday...

I only had time for a short, 17 mile ride Sunday morning but it's better than nothing!
12-16-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,569
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

What's wrong with the current seat? I, and many...

What's wrong with the current seat? I, and many others, prefer a seat that has part of it cut out. Works well to relieve pressure off of certain areas of our body that don't need to be in such...
12-15-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,233
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Got out Friday morning for 33 miles and back home...

Got out Friday morning for 33 miles and back home by 9:00am. Started out it was 78F and when I returned at 9:00am it was already up to 85F.
12-13-23, 08:28 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

27 miles on Tuesday morning and 29 miles on...

27 miles on Tuesday morning and 29 miles on Wednesday morning. Still very warm and humid.
12-06-23, 08:41 PM
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Views: 36,065
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Thursday morning in Bangkok, Thailand at Nong Bon...

Thursday morning in Bangkok, Thailand at Nong Bon park. Not a vintage bike though but it is on a pedestrian bridge. ...
12-06-23, 12:42 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I actually counted about 10-12 water monitor...

I actually counted about 10-12 water monitor lizards this morning, Wednesday, on this bicycle path that isnít used often in eastern Bangkok. This one was eating a dead turtle. ...
12-06-23, 12:21 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I only rode 22 miles yesterday but today did 31...

I only rode 22 miles yesterday but today did 31 miles. Still waiting for "winter" to arrive. Out the door at 6:45am both days with temps already at 77F and even higher humidity.
12-03-23, 02:21 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Went out at 6:45am this morning and rode 31...

Went out at 6:45am this morning and rode 31 miles. Nice day but very humid.
12-03-23, 02:16 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I ride on 25mm tires with a psi max of 120. I...

I ride on 25mm tires with a psi max of 120. I generally ride between 105 and 110. I weigh around 190lbs which is down from a year ago at 205.
11-25-23, 11:56 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

A couple of photos near where I ride in Bangkok. ...

A couple of photos near where I ride in Bangkok.
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11-25-23, 11:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,507
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Saw this water monitor lizard on my ride yesterday morning.
11-23-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,188
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

They should be fine. Your biggest risk is some...

They should be fine. Your biggest risk is some no goodnik coming over and stealing them if they are left outside.
11-23-23, 12:58 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Got out at 7:00am this morning for my...

Got out at 7:00am this morning for my Thanksgiving Day ride. I rode 26 miles at a local park. Lots of laps but it is a scenic area. Was 74F when I left and 83F when I returned at 8:30am. Very humid...
11-13-23, 06:20 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I hope that the fake weather was great too!! :)...

I hope that the fake weather was great too!! :) lol
11-09-23, 08:13 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Nice route! Yes, a lot more traffic in that area...

Nice route! Yes, a lot more traffic in that area now. I really dislike riding on Avondale especially going northbound. Living on Education Hill, you're bound to ride by there sometime but I try to...
10-28-23, 10:18 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Today I rode 36 miles on a sunny but quite cool...

Today I rode 36 miles on a sunny but quite cool day. 50F when I started but two hours later it was down to 43F.
10-24-23, 08:57 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, there are definitely some hills out that...

Yes, there are definitely some hills out that way. Pretty much all over the area you can find some pretty steep hills and long gradual climbs.
10-16-23, 02:59 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

My Lemond came with a 52-42-30 up front and a 9sp...

My Lemond came with a 52-42-30 up front and a 9sp cassette 12-25. I used that cassette for many years but when I switched it out after a lot of wear I put on a 9sp 12-28. That worked really well...
10-16-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

That's what happens to a bike when you leave it...

That's what happens to a bike when you leave it outside in the wet, rainy, and cool PNW wet weather!
10-13-23, 09:58 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I went out and rode 36 miles today. The weather...

I went out and rode 36 miles today. The weather was nice and it was dry. I rode my "rain" bike today due to my regular bike needing some service (brakes, chain, etc.) type of work done on it. ...
10-07-23, 10:23 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

38 miles today. Great day to be out riding!

38 miles today. Great day to be out riding!
10-04-23, 10:25 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Rode 41 miles today on a nice Fall day in the PNW.

Rode 41 miles today on a nice Fall day in the PNW.
09-22-23, 10:11 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I rode 46 miles today in what may have been our...

I rode 46 miles today in what may have been our last nice day of the year.
09-20-23, 09:48 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

38 miles. Sunny, but a lot cooler today.

38 miles. Sunny, but a lot cooler today.
09-16-23, 10:08 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I rode 41 miles on Friday and 42 miles on...

I rode 41 miles on Friday and 42 miles on Saturday. Got stopped by this bridge as a couple of sailboats passed through. ...
09-14-23, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I would say that ordering through Amazon would be...

I would say that ordering through Amazon would be the easiest since you are in RoiEt. There are a number of bike shops in Bangkok. Probike is probably the best known as it's been there for over 25...
09-14-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Greetings and Sawasdee It's still pretty dark...

Greetings and Sawasdee
It's still pretty dark at 5:30am. Do you have lights? A second bike, most aptly called my "rain bike", is a real good idea. I would get wider tires for better contact with...
09-13-23, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,233
Views: 562,768
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

What a coincidence. I also rode 41 miles today...

What a coincidence. I also rode 41 miles today as well! Can definitely tell that Fall is right around the corner.
09-11-23, 08:47 PM
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Views: 562,768
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Just a short 7 mile ride on the Snoqualmie Valley...

Just a short 7 mile ride on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in the Carnation, WA area about 27 miles east of Seattle with my non-biking friend....
09-09-23, 09:57 PM
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Views: 562,768
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

38 miles today near my house and surrounding...

38 miles today near my house and surrounding areas. Great weather today!
09-02-23, 09:22 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

35 miles on a very beautiful 83F sunny day.

35 miles on a very beautiful 83F sunny day.
08-30-23, 10:40 PM
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Views: 562,768
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I didn't even plan to ride today because the...

I didn't even plan to ride today because the weather wasn't that great. However, things turned around and at 4:00pm I set off and ended up doing 32 miles. Not bad for a day that was originally...
08-27-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,233
Views: 562,768
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

You are more than ready to do a century ride!

You are more than ready to do a century ride!
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