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Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By downtube42
I used ziploc bags for years, until a small hole...

I used ziploc bags for years, until a small hole and a large rainstorm conspired to fill the bag with water. So much for cheap. Now I use a solid case - WITZ Waterproof Smartphone Locker II for $13.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-27-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,632
Posted By downtube42
Finished a tough 600k to complete a 2016 SR. ...

Finished a tough 600k to complete a 2016 SR. Tough, hot, hilly ride. Two of five starters DNF'd due to heat related illness. Every 600k I've ridden has been a bear, whether heat, crashes, storms,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-11-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,506
Posted By downtube42
My neighbor hung up his bike for good when he...

My neighbor hung up his bike for good when he couldn't keep up with the A group. Early sixties. Another neighbor in his late 70's has serious health issues yet rides around the neighborhood, albeit...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,851
Posted By downtube42
People often ask "can you sleep on that thing?"...

People often ask "can you sleep on that thing?" about my recumbent. A hard rain during a ride through Miami provided the opportunity to find out. Leaning against the elevated train support, clipped...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-10-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By downtube42
Impressive.

Impressive.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-05-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By downtube42
Beautiful! Do it!

Beautiful! Do it!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-05-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By downtube42
That's such an uncommon and joyful experience. ...

That's such an uncommon and joyful experience. Every day is to be enjoyed; that was a special one.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-02-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By downtube42
Last year, my 55th, was a good year. I set a PR...

Last year, my 55th, was a good year. I set a PR at the National 24 Hour Challenge with 400 miles, and improved on my 2011 PBP time while also getting more sleep. This year my training is a bit off,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-26-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 676
Posted By downtube42
If the hole is along a seam/ridge in the tube, I...

If the hole is along a seam/ridge in the tube, I sand it down smooth before patching.

Don't forget to find the cause of the hole before putting the tube back. One piece of glass can cause many...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-26-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,906
Posted By downtube42
No cliff events, but I'm tougher. While athletic...

No cliff events, but I'm tougher. While athletic potential is surely decreasing, better training and better awareness of my abilities have kept performance steady. At 49 I discovered long distance...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,663
Posted By downtube42
Recently I switched to Take A Look, after years...

Recently I switched to Take A Look, after years of using a Third Eye. Both glasses mount.
Forum: Touring 05-16-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,496
Posted By downtube42
Sure. A slice of wisdom.

Sure. A slice of wisdom.
Forum: Touring 05-10-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,496
Posted By downtube42
I was talking in a similar manner, wanting to do...

I was talking in a similar manner, wanting to do something but afraid of this and that, when a 70+ year old friend said "what do you think this is, a practice life?"

There are logistics to work...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-06-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,625
Posted By downtube42
Used Schwinn Continental, purchased in 1976. My...

Used Schwinn Continental, purchased in 1976. My first non department store bike; on it, I discovered bicycling could be more than just riding around the neighborhood. First rural rides, first...
Forum: Foo 05-06-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,457
Posted By downtube42
Pie also makes a great appetizer for mid-day or...

Pie also makes a great appetizer for mid-day or evening meals, whether you call them lunch and dinner or dinner and supper.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-02-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,795
Posted By downtube42
It's okay to decide you just don't like...

It's okay to decide you just don't like something, and just set it aside. Particularly if you've done it enough to know. There are a lot of ways to use what time we have.

OTOH, it's okay to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-01-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By downtube42
We started with 90 miles of headwind, 50ish...

We started with 90 miles of headwind, 50ish degrees, and steady rain. At about 25 miles, a white dove started flying just in front of us, sometimes within reach. It stayed with us over two miles,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-29-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By downtube42
Congratulations! Next up: 200 km.

Congratulations! Next up: 200 km.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-28-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By downtube42
Flèche!

Departing Saturday morning, meeting up with 4 other teams in Dublin OH, including one Canadian team. Despite a forecast of rain and headwinds, I'm excited!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-26-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By downtube42
Handling: My traditional road bike, a crit bike...

Handling: My traditional road bike, a crit bike essentially, liked to turn. My endurance road bikes all liked to go straight.

Either bike can be used for either application, but you're going...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-12-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,867
Posted By downtube42
It's easy to fall into the trap of lamenting for...

It's easy to fall into the trap of lamenting for the ways of the past. Some people get so stuck in the mode, they miss the rest of their lives.

Worrying about the future isn't much better.
Forum: Touring 04-03-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By downtube42
No noticeable noise from my Shimano, Sanyo, or...

No noticeable noise from my Shimano, Sanyo, or Shutter Precision. The Sanyo has a noticeable vibration.
Forum: Recumbent 04-02-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,392
Posted By downtube42
I started with a RANS V-Rex, which worked...

I started with a RANS V-Rex, which worked reasonable well as a brevet bike. Two SR series, PBP, an R-12, and a couple 24-hour races. But I didn't like carrying two size tubes, and carrying a spare...
Forum: Northern California 03-15-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,049
Posted By downtube42
Better than that: Indiana adopted DST a few...

Better than that:

Indiana adopted DST a few years ago, after decades of not observing the clock changing ritual. This provided a unique opportunity to measure the impact of DST on energy...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 03-05-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By downtube42
Was the ad edited? Because I read "steel frame",...

Was the ad edited? Because I read "steel frame", which is certainly correct. I had a newer 560, '86 I think; Shimano 105, very nice bike.
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