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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-02-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By TromboneAl
Merry Christmas from TromboneAl

Merry Christmas, guys!

Click here to see your video Christmas card from Lena and me. (http://pages.suddenlink.net/card/)
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-03-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By TromboneAl
Yes, that's my thinking, too.

Yes, that's my thinking, too.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-03-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By TromboneAl
One-Day Napa Rental -- Sirrus Hybrid or Roubaix Road?

Wife and I going to rent some bikes for tooling around Napa. We could either rent hybrids for $45/day or road bikes for $80/day. We normally ride road bikes. We'll probably just ride 30 miles or so....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By TromboneAl
Thanks, Jam.

Thanks, Jam.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-02-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By TromboneAl
Would this 10-speed link...

Would this 10-speed link (http://www.amazon.com/KMC-Missing-10-speed-Reusable-Pairs/dp/B00K7X8J7G/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1438555159&sr=8-5&keywords=master+link) work on my 9-speed chains?

>Your...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-02-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,693
Posted By TromboneAl
Hi, Guys, Wow, I've been away awhile, but I...

Hi, Guys,

Wow, I've been away awhile, but I can't resist a "junk you find" thread and a chance to post a picture.

Here's a photo taken with the camera I found during a ride. It's actually the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-02-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By TromboneAl
Master Link Broke

A few days ago, while mashing up a big hill, my chain fell off. The master link was gone, so I assume it broke or fell off (I couldn't find it). Luckily I had a chain break tool in my pack (Yay,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-19-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By TromboneAl
Book that You Helped With: Free Today

Man, have I been AWOL! I've been riding but not posting.

Months ago I asked for some help writing a cycling-related scene in the sci-fi book I was writing. Well, the book has now been published,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-23-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By TromboneAl
Paraffin Takes Licking, and Keeps on Not Ticking

Back in May, my paraffin-lubed chain got soaked while on the trunk rack in a rainstorm. I was sure that it would need re-lubing right away, and posted about it here:
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By TromboneAl
Shoe Comfort

I have a pair of Shimano SH-M 120G shoes that look like this:

http://i.imgur.com/l7l9m3g.jpg

If I make them nice and tight, my feet get tingly and sometimes painful towards the end of the ride....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
On the way home today: ...

On the way home today:

http://i.imgur.com/UxoKPiO.jpg
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
Amazing photo, but also nice break. I like it...

Amazing photo, but also nice break. I like it when the waves look bad from my bike, because it means I'm not wasting any.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
One of you must have been uncomfortable.

One of you must have been uncomfortable.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By TromboneAl
Practical Physics Problem

I have a long 15% grade on my standard ride. I always stand up for the entire hill ('cause I'm that macho. jk).

By standing, I mean that I just put my weight on the high pedal, and let my weight...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-27-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,197
Posted By TromboneAl
I have actually worked on this problem for a long...

I have actually worked on this problem for a long time. I have a standard sixty mile route that I ride at least once a week, so it's been good for experimentation. Here are the factors that I find...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-30-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
Kingfishr, you couldn't have set that up better...

Kingfishr, you couldn't have set that up better if you'd spent hours arranging it.

This cow from yesterday's ride seemed unimpressed.

http://i.imgur.com/0NPhK5e.jpg
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-30-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By TromboneAl
What do These Road Markings Mean?

Anyone know what these hatch marks mean?

http://i.imgur.com/p1ObUBh.jpg
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
Great, as usual. Did you modify the color balance...

Great, as usual. Did you modify the color balance or saturation in this image?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,218
Posted By TromboneAl
My daughter moved to Denver yesterday. She's...

My daughter moved to Denver yesterday. She's unpacking right now. She's going to love it.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,840
Posted By TromboneAl
>>Did you have a rear view mirror? Or just the...

>>Did you have a rear view mirror? Or just the camera?


>Camera only...the mirrors have always been a distraction to me...but I think I may try that again.

I ride in that situation...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
These photos are brought to you by my new policy:...

These photos are brought to you by my new policy: Always take the camera.

http://i.imgur.com/QE9HRIW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/m0UuW9H.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1pxSskJ.jpg
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By TromboneAl
Yesterday I found it was easy to pack this stuff...

Yesterday I found it was easy to pack this stuff into gelatin capsules. I took four with me on my ride, and it worked fine to just take one now and then.

http://i.imgur.com/anZZUNq.jpg

I'm not...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By TromboneAl
Anyone who says "Pics or it didn't happen" will...

Anyone who says "Pics or it didn't happen" will be banned.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15,809
Views: 2,524,975
Posted By TromboneAl
I got one of these: ...

I got one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16390.jpg

Combo Cable Bike Lock...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 196,528
Posted By TromboneAl
Communist flag factory? Here's a "No, the...

Communist flag factory?

Here's a "No, the horse isn't mistreated" sign from my ride.

http://i.imgur.com/sXDJnrt.jpg
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