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Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By outashape
I was on RAGBRAI one year with a fellow from my...

I was on RAGBRAI one year with a fellow from my bike club. He was older (70's) and had a 8,000 custom Serotta ti bike and always wore a matching kit even though our bike club is a touring club with...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-04-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,008
Posted By outashape
The cost of healthy food is more expensive in the...

The cost of healthy food is more expensive in the beginning. But once you start eating healthy and losing weight, you eat less. Junk food, inexpensive carbs create more desire and you end up gaining...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-19-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By outashape
If she is a new rider and will not be doing big...

If she is a new rider and will not be doing big mileage, I suggest a Townie. My husband has one that he used for a kneecap replacement. Then he had the other kneecap replaced. Then he had the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-04-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,243
Posted By outashape
I hate sports bras. They are too hot, there is...

I hate sports bras. They are too hot, there is too much material. When running, the smaller sizes get smaller on the rib cage, but still allow bounce. When cycling, I just use regular (non cotton)...
Forum: Touring 05-20-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,718
Posted By outashape
Glad you enjoyed the ride. It's funny, I cycled...

Glad you enjoyed the ride. It's funny, I cycled the parkway to train for Ride the Rockies in Colorado. I cycled about 1500 base miles on Florida RailTrails then drove home to Michigan. Then drove...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-17-17, 02:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,603
Posted By outashape
I have many bikes, a road bike, a mountain bike,...

I have many bikes, a road bike, a mountain bike, a hybrid bike, a touring bike, and a cruiser type bike. My husband has a road bike, hybrid, and a townie. We have rented beach cruisers while on...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-10-17, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By outashape
I don't think you have to worry about spokes and...

I don't think you have to worry about spokes and wheels. I used to weigh 240 and cycled on skinny road bikes. Most women are gentle riders. When a guy is heavy and a strong rider he can destroy a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-23-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By outashape
I used to cycle with a big guy who had a valve...

I used to cycle with a big guy who had a valve replacement in his early 50's. It was back in 2000-2003. We used to see each other on state rides like RAGBRAI, Cycle North Carolina, TRIRI (Indiana)....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-09-16, 03:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,606
Posted By outashape
If a hill is too hard. I stop for about 30...

If a hill is too hard. I stop for about 30 seconds or 1 min. It works wonders. Then I can go about 50 feet and then I start looking at little cracks or flowers on the road, and say can I pedal 3...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-09-16, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By outashape
People who don't cycle believe a wide saddle is...

People who don't cycle believe a wide saddle is more comfortable. Until she rides over 10 miles on a consistent basis, I would leave her on the existing saddle. All saddles are uncomfortable when...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-01-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,190
Posted By outashape
Well it is my first mountain bike and i love the...

Well it is my first mountain bike and i love the challenge of riding. My first love is road biking. I am not mechanically inclined.... may be because I am 60 and a female, but I do try.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-01-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,190
Posted By outashape
I would only buy rim brakes. I recently...

I would only buy rim brakes. I recently purchased a mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes. It took the shop over a month to order a new brake because the front kept rubbing and they could not...
Forum: Touring 09-22-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By outashape
I was planning on a San Diego to Jacksonville,...

I was planning on a San Diego to Jacksonville, Fl. When I am biking, I usually go on 3-4 state-wide bike tours. This year I cycled Bike Florida (for back to back days after getting base miles on...
Forum: Touring 09-22-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By outashape
My bike was a steel bike. I think I stopped...

My bike was a steel bike. I think I stopped riding for several years (Maybe 5-6 rides a year) so was not paying attention to maintenance. So the rust could have been caused by condensation or...
Forum: Touring 09-20-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By outashape
If you do get S & S couplers, make sure you get a...

If you do get S & S couplers, make sure you get a new paint job. I just spray painted the one inch area, and eventually water got in the tube and siezed the bottom bracket. Bilenky said the frame...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-12-16, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By outashape
I've done the ride about 10 times. I am...

I've done the ride about 10 times. I am considering signing up today. It has 1-2 days in the mountains with "gentle" climbs. I've walked a couple--especially when I had only cycled a couple of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-11-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,474
Posted By outashape
Another thing I don't like about hitch racks are...

Another thing I don't like about hitch racks are that they make my back-up sensor beep even when there are not any bikes on the rack. I have to turn the rear assist off each time I back the car up,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-11-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,474
Posted By outashape
Had a Yakima rack for over 15 years and loved it...

Had a Yakima rack for over 15 years and loved it for the road bikes and kayaks. Got a new car and didn't want scratches on the roof when trying to get the kayaks up top. I did run into the garage...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,321
Posted By outashape
I have cycled around a lot of older folks. I...

I have cycled around a lot of older folks. I don't see any fallout in the 50's. For men, I don't see a problem until the 70's where balance is a problem. Reaching for a water bottle or riding...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By outashape
I hoofed the second summit on trail ridge. I was...

I hoofed the second summit on trail ridge. I was going too slow to keep the bike upright in the wind. I am too old to fall and have an injury because of pride. I rode all the passes the week...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,637
Posted By outashape
We used to ride with a couple of different...

We used to ride with a couple of different motorcycle groups, one a Honda Goldwing club and another a Harley club. Both groups stop as a group and start at the same time. Usually the first rider in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-11-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By outashape
I got accepted. Did a ride similar in 2004. ...

I got accepted. Did a ride similar in 2004. Have not cycled much in the last 5-6 years. Pretty darn scared. That's why I'm on this site today. Been a while since I've been here. I think I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-11-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By outashape
Hair loss is a side effect of Lipitor. My mother...

Hair loss is a side effect of Lipitor. My mother passed in 2009. She was on Lipitor for many years. She did not have a problem with hair loss until her dosage was doubled. She asked several...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-11-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,579
Posted By outashape
I say go for the $15,000 bike. If you were to...

I say go for the $15,000 bike. If you were to spend that amount for a Harley, or upgrade your Honda to a midsize car when you need to purchase a car, no one would blink an eye. You like to bicycle,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-19-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,194
Posted By outashape
I couldn't tell a difference. I have SIDI road...

I couldn't tell a difference. I have SIDI road and SIDI mountain shoes. I used to use Time Attac mountain pedals and Speedplay road pedals. I never had to do anything to the SPD pedals and I...
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