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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By doctor j
Sure beats drafting a truck full of any given...

Sure beats drafting a truck full of any given livestock:D
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By doctor j
Well done, and congratulations!

Well done, and congratulations!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 745
Posted By doctor j
I've been using the Third Eye bar-end mirror on...

I've been using the Third Eye bar-end mirror on both of my road bikes for the last several years and have had good luck with them. My only complaints are: 1) when It's really hot/humid, I drip...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-11-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By doctor j
I've had both of my eyes done, two weeks apart. ...

I've had both of my eyes done, two weeks apart. I kept warting the doc with questions about how soon I could get back on the bike. Finally, in exasperation, he said, "don't fall!" I think it was 4...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-11-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By doctor j
Well done, Wheever! Keep turning the cranks and...

Well done, Wheever! Keep turning the cranks and enjoying the miles.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,325
Posted By doctor j
For me, two tubes, two levers, and a small patch...

For me, two tubes, two levers, and a small patch kit, just in case.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-05-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By doctor j
I use NOAA and WeatherUnderground. I check wind...

I use NOAA and WeatherUnderground. I check wind forecast on NOAA, and it's usually pretty accurate.

I'll check radar on WeatherUnderground before I venture out. It's usually no more than 5...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-02-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By doctor j
As a mileage junkie, I log all my rides in a...

As a mileage junkie, I log all my rides in a little 4 x 6 spiral notebook, a new one each year. I'll record mileage, average, max speed, rolling time, my route and those, if any, with whom I rode. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-02-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,468
Posted By doctor j
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-02-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By doctor j
Welcome. I'm sure there are some who would...

Welcome.

I'm sure there are some who would claim they started with a 50-mile ride, uphill, into a headwind, and averaged 20 mph, but I'm guessing that most of us mere mortals started exactly as...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-02-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,858
Posted By doctor j
For me, I start feeling effects of food or drink...

For me, I start feeling effects of food or drink about 15 to 20 minutes, give or take a little, after consumption. There are some chemical and physical processes that must occur, and I suspect they...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-30-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 996
Posted By doctor j
Layton, we will offer up prayers for you. Prior...

Layton, we will offer up prayers for you. Prior to my retirement, I rode quite a few road miles in NWA. It's a beautiful place. My wife is a cancer survivor for a little over 5 years, no problems....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-30-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,384
Posted By doctor j
In the U.S., we're making little bicycle motors...

In the U.S., we're making little bicycle motors by the hundreds, each day:D:D
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-30-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By doctor j
I ride on an old Specialized Avatar saddle. I'm...

I ride on an old Specialized Avatar saddle. I'm guessing I have at least 10,000 miles on it.

My derriere's comfort is a combination of shorts and saddle. Some of my shorts, even though they cost...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By doctor j
I quit smoking, lost 60 pounds, have ridden a few...

I quit smoking, lost 60 pounds, have ridden a few centuries, and have met and ridden with some great people, including a few BF 50+ denizens, and some fit young ladies:D:D.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,901
Posted By doctor j
The search-function police and the...

The search-function police and the let-me-google-that-for-you crowd haven't helped participation.

Ask a question, get pilloried. That really encourages participation. Lighten up, Francis!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-23-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By doctor j
I've had good luck with Osmo Active Hydration and...

I've had good luck with Osmo Active Hydration and the similar product from Skratch Labs. Osmo is hard to find right now, so I've ordered some the the Skratch product. I use the orange flavor in...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-14-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,147
Posted By doctor j
When I switched over from MTB to road, I found...

When I switched over from MTB to road, I found the steering on the road bike to be "twitchy" for a while. It required some time and miles to get accustomed to different style of brake...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-14-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By doctor j
Heat and humidity both rising in these parts. ...

Heat and humidity both rising in these parts.

I'm still riding but paying a lot more attention to hydration. Usually I get out for a couple of hours before noon.

With humidity rising,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-11-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By doctor j
Bike Thief Chooses Wrong Place/Time/Victim

Good guys 1, bad guys 0

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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-10-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,436
Posted By doctor j
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-10-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By doctor j
For me, the more expensive ones tend to wear a...

For me, the more expensive ones tend to wear a little longer; however, I like the thin chamois on the less expensive ones. For 45+ miles, the thicker/molded (whatever?) chamois on the more expensive...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-08-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,958
Posted By doctor j
Just rolled over 25,000 miles on my Fuj.

Just rolled over 25,000 miles on my Fuj.
Forum: Foo 06-08-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By doctor j
My condolences to you and your family. It's...

My condolences to you and your family.

It's difficult for me to hear and watch John McDemott's rendering of that song. First time I saw it was not long after my dad passed.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-06-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By doctor j
Congrats. Very cool idea!

Congrats. Very cool idea!
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