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Forum: Foo 06-28-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By crtreedude
I have slept out in my hammock once so far on our...

I have slept out in my hammock once so far on our front porch. That night, I heard some kind of wildcat (probably a puma) just across the road, something messing around in the tree within 20 yards,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-27-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By crtreedude
Yeah, I have a son turning 40 this year....

Yeah, I have a son turning 40 this year. :twitchy: I have no idea how that is possible, because I really don't think I am old enough for him to be that old...

You would think he would be more...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-25-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,409
Posted By crtreedude
I am 57 with no meds, I have taken a few for a...

I am 57 with no meds, I have taken a few for a very short time, the problem is that I seem to get more and more sensitive the longer I take something, instead of the reverse.

True for alcohol too....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-23-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,132
Posted By crtreedude
Last year I finally replaced my Cannondale with...

Last year I finally replaced my Cannondale with 29 inch mountain bike which fits much better, and slides over bumps much better. The person I gave it to loves it - and we ride together at times. What...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-17-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,633
Posted By crtreedude
I have found a way that seems to work in avoiding...

I have found a way that seems to work in avoiding animals that seem to have suicidal tendencies. Squirrels, chickens, deer, etc. It occurred to me one day that if I tried to chase a squirrel, I would...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-09-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,144
Posted By crtreedude
For a while, I was trying to get a ticket in...

For a while, I was trying to get a ticket in town, where the speed limit is 25 KPH and I was going 40+ (notice, I said KPH, not MPH) - the police would just wave when I went by. I stopped it when a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-25-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By crtreedude
It isn't so much that the bike requires a...

It isn't so much that the bike requires a different level of fitness, but the kind of riding. Put both on asphalt and you will have about the same requirements of fitness, unless of course you are...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-25-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By crtreedude
I think he meant while on a road. A MTB handles a...

I think he meant while on a road. A MTB handles a bad road better than a road bike - or when a road just about disappears. I agree though, when you are on single track, you better be laser focused on...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-07-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By crtreedude
I would definitely go with a hard tail. In my...

I would definitely go with a hard tail. In my experience, I am not really on the seat except if I am commuting anyway, while on a trail, I find myself almost completely supported by my legs, so rear...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-03-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,520
Posted By crtreedude
I have had both road bikes and mountain bikes, I...

I have had both road bikes and mountain bikes, I prefer a mountain bike usually. If I knew it would always been pavement, I might be tempted on a road bike. Honestly, speed isn't a big thing to me as...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-24-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,956
Posted By crtreedude
What I tend to do is take out the cellphone and...

What I tend to do is take out the cellphone and dial 911 - and let the person know I am now connected with 911 - and being recorded. Tends to calm people down really quickly. 911 will not send...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-19-14, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,014
Posted By crtreedude
There is an Amazon Kindle for most computers -...

There is an Amazon Kindle for most computers - and since you posted here, I will assume you have a computer. The reader is free - only the devices cost you.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-27-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,430
Posted By crtreedude
One thing to look into, as a possible thing to do...

One thing to look into, as a possible thing to do instead of drugs is fish oil. There have been lots of studies which have said that taking fish oil everyday can have as good as results as the drugs...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-10-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,166
Posted By crtreedude
Pshaw, I used to winter camp in the Adirondacks....

Pshaw, I used to winter camp in the Adirondacks. 40 below was enough for me to appreciate warmth for the rest of my life, I just don't see the point in refreshing my memory. I might be getting old,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-09-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,061
Posted By crtreedude
At the risk of being scorned, my current bike is...

At the risk of being scorned, my current bike is a F900 Cannondale, probably at least 14 years old now. Granted, I have replaced brakes, gears, chains, etc, some more than once. Just rode it this...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-09-14, 05:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,423
Posted By crtreedude
I used to enjoy riding the Delaware and Raritan...

I used to enjoy riding the Delaware and Raritan Canal when I lived in NJ. Not a lot of traffic on the trail, but in very good condition. Good eating along the way too. :)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-09-14, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By crtreedude
I have always done incredibly well at garage...

I have always done incredibly well at garage sales. I have always like searching out people who have something and they just want to dump it because it has become clutter. Anything to do with fitness...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-09-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By crtreedude
In all honesty, I would get a set of tools first....

In all honesty, I would get a set of tools first. Unless you have a serious budget available for having your bike tweaked at a bike shop, one of the best gains you can make is keeping your bike in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-08-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By crtreedude
Back when I was hiring people in technology the...

Back when I was hiring people in technology the biggest question I had for older people (and not phrased as a direct question) - are you retired on the job? What I mean is, have you lost the will to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-07-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By crtreedude
In extraction, one thing that works really well...

In extraction, one thing that works really well is to go to a machine shop, they will have all the tools needed to extract nearly anything, since they have to do it all the time. Anytime I have...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-07-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,061
Posted By crtreedude
Since you are retired and garage sale is coming,...

Since you are retired and garage sale is coming, may I suggest you can at times score some incredible deals at garage sales? The best thing is you can quickly get on a bike and know if it feels...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-28-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,472
Posted By crtreedude
The cure, at least for me, was to buy a bike so...

The cure, at least for me, was to buy a bike so far beyond my riding level that I spend my time trying to live up to it. :twitchy: Of course, this wasn't as expensive as you might think, given my...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-28-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,166
Posted By crtreedude
I fear I will be cast into outer darkness if I...

I fear I will be cast into outer darkness if I reveal what our weather is right now. There it is considered the high season of tourism in Costa Rica....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-27-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,806
Posted By crtreedude
Yep, I bet he figured it would be much better for...

Yep, I bet he figured it would be much better for attracting a mate than howling in the mornings...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-27-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By crtreedude
Just to throw in what has worked with me and a...

Just to throw in what has worked with me and a spouse who can't keep up - one word, Tandem! :D
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