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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-27-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18,929
Views: 1,476,876
Posted By Sandy Barringer
No miles. We're in the middle of the polar...

No miles. We're in the middle of the polar vortex. It's about 6 degrees right now and snow up to your butt. I can usually ride in snow and even an ice covered road, but this is too much. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-21-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply, RCPlains, I have wondered about those...

Reply,
RCPlains, I have wondered about those 60-80 year olds who claim to average 18 to 21 mph on long rides. I've always wanted to ask them "what they're on" as I wonder if the human-powered...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-21-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18,929
Views: 1,476,876
Posted By Sandy Barringer
I just noticed that some are posting miles from...

I just noticed that some are posting miles from indoor rides. Up to now, I haven't posted indoor, trainer miles. I will from now on.
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-07-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 310,705
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: Really nice work!

Reply: Really nice work!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-07-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: Yup, cycling always demands more,...

Reply:
Yup, cycling always demands more, and I got more yesterday. I rode the Blue Water Ramble for the first time. That was only a 41.1 mile ride, but I was astonished by my results. It was...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-23-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18,929
Views: 1,476,876
Posted By Sandy Barringer
hiller, I'm glad you could do that. I'm a...

hiller,
I'm glad you could do that. I'm a d-class rider and I'm content with that.
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-16-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 310,705
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: That's a really neat set-up. Someone...

Reply: That's a really neat set-up. Someone criticized the bike? Must be jealousy or a roadie dumb-a**.
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-16-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: rdlange, I know the feeling! I...

Reply:
rdlange, I know the feeling! I just bought number eight to add to my stable. That was a 7-speed Terra Trike, otherwise known as a butt-saver. It also saves on hands and necks too. I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-16-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: That 30 to 60 minutes of exercise 3 times...

Reply: That 30 to 60 minutes of exercise 3 times a week can't be right! There is no way. I tried that and it does absolutely nothing for me except waste my time. I didn't have any muscle build, ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-16-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
rdlange, About your competitive attitude, or...

rdlange,
About your competitive attitude, or lack of. I used to have the competitive attitude but got over it when I discovered that I didn't have the engine to push the bike at higher speeds. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-26-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: I'm glad you have the energy to want to...

Reply: I'm glad you have the energy to want to compete. Go for it. You're a faster rider than I. I belonged to the local bike club for several years but never got past being a D-level rider,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-26-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
It will be a ton of fun I know. The brake lever...

It will be a ton of fun I know. The brake lever is not broken after all (it was notched not cracked as I first thought), but the cable is so frayed on the end that I'm getting a new gear shifter...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-26-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Reply: I'm with RonH. How do you have any...

Reply: I'm with RonH. How do you have any energy to cycle is you are eating only 1500-1700 calories per day? Like Ron (when I can get out there and ride) I'll burn that many calories and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-19-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Lacumo, Thanks so much for your reply. I...

Lacumo,
Thanks so much for your reply. I hate to ***** and moan, but this situation is Mission Hopeless and getting worse. Her decline is so fast!
But, I have good news guys. I had...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-12-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Update on my status: Just got my mother out of...

Update on my status: Just got my mother out of rehab and I'm locked into this house taking care of her like it's a prison! She can't be left alone for any length of time, and until I get home...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-29-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
We also have a recumbent rally in Michigan. I'll...

We also have a recumbent rally in Michigan. I'll have to do a google to get the date, but I'll definitely be going to that. You can try out recumbants there too.

I just checked, and here's the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18,929
Views: 1,476,876
Posted By Sandy Barringer
18 miles yesterday in 95 degree heat. Everyone...

18 miles yesterday in 95 degree heat. Everyone thought I was nuts. They were inside under air conditioning and still complaining about the heat! Wimps. Even though it was 95 degrees and humid, it...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-19-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Road Runner, OK, I'll grow a beard. ...

Road Runner,
OK, I'll grow a beard. Hormones can do anything. Actually, I have several female friends who do ride recumbants, so both genders do it.
Fortunately, I have a truck, so...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
I'm looking at recumbants and will probably buy...

I'm looking at recumbants and will probably buy either a 2 wheeler or trike. They have real nice ones in Grand Rapids and I'll be taking a trip down to take a look at their 24 and 27 speed trikes ...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-24-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By Sandy Barringer
I have a Trek 720 too and love it. When I want...

I have a Trek 720 too and love it. When I want a comfortable ride, carry some gear, for some long distances, I choose the Trek 720 every time. I want to enjoy the ride; I don't care about fast,...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-24-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,825
Posted By Sandy Barringer
I'm also impressed with the "averaging 15 mph...

I'm also impressed with the "averaging 15 mph over 50 miles". I'd love to be able to do that, but as is said, it's the engine not the equipment that makes the difference. I've tried everything to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18,929
Views: 1,476,876
Posted By Sandy Barringer
OK, I'm whining! Just had surgery and can't get...

OK, I'm whining! Just had surgery and can't get back on the bikes until 30 days. For me that means 14 July which is forever! I have a sneaking feeling I'm not going to last that long and will...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-19-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Jax, Agreed. My doctor can't believe that...

Jax,
Agreed. My doctor can't believe that I'm 69 and do at least 20 miles (maintenance miles) per day. If I had the time, it would be longer miles. He also tells me that he can 't believe...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-19-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
69 old girl mouthing off. We're here!

69 old girl mouthing off. We're here!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-19-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 230,312
Posted By Sandy Barringer
Very funny and kool. However, I'm going to...

Very funny and kool. However, I'm going to become one of the old farts who rides a trike around town, except it'll be a trike that rides all over the face of the earth; the kind of trike that is...
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