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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-09-16, 03:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,134
Posted By outashape
If a hill is too hard. I stop for about 30...

If a hill is too hard. I stop for about 30 seconds or 1 min. It works wonders. Then I can go about 50 feet and then I start looking at little cracks or flowers on the road, and say can I pedal 3...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-09-16, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By outashape
People who don't cycle believe a wide saddle is...

People who don't cycle believe a wide saddle is more comfortable. Until she rides over 10 miles on a consistent basis, I would leave her on the existing saddle. All saddles are uncomfortable when...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-01-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,394
Posted By outashape
Well it is my first mountain bike and i love the...

Well it is my first mountain bike and i love the challenge of riding. My first love is road biking. I am not mechanically inclined.... may be because I am 60 and a female, but I do try.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-01-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,394
Posted By outashape
I would only buy rim brakes. I recently...

I would only buy rim brakes. I recently purchased a mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes. It took the shop over a month to order a new brake because the front kept rubbing and they could not...
Forum: Touring 09-22-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,778
Posted By outashape
I was planning on a San Diego to Jacksonville,...

I was planning on a San Diego to Jacksonville, Fl. When I am biking, I usually go on 3-4 state-wide bike tours. This year I cycled Bike Florida (for back to back days after getting base miles on...
Forum: Touring 09-22-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,778
Posted By outashape
My bike was a steel bike. I think I stopped...

My bike was a steel bike. I think I stopped riding for several years (Maybe 5-6 rides a year) so was not paying attention to maintenance. So the rust could have been caused by condensation or...
Forum: Touring 09-20-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,778
Posted By outashape
If you do get S & S couplers, make sure you get a...

If you do get S & S couplers, make sure you get a new paint job. I just spray painted the one inch area, and eventually water got in the tube and siezed the bottom bracket. Bilenky said the frame...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-12-16, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By outashape
I've done the ride about 10 times. I am...

I've done the ride about 10 times. I am considering signing up today. It has 1-2 days in the mountains with "gentle" climbs. I've walked a couple--especially when I had only cycled a couple of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-11-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,212
Posted By outashape
Another thing I don't like about hitch racks are...

Another thing I don't like about hitch racks are that they make my back-up sensor beep even when there are not any bikes on the rack. I have to turn the rear assist off each time I back the car up,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-11-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,212
Posted By outashape
Had a Yakima rack for over 15 years and loved it...

Had a Yakima rack for over 15 years and loved it for the road bikes and kayaks. Got a new car and didn't want scratches on the roof when trying to get the kayaks up top. I did run into the garage...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,964
Posted By outashape
I have cycled around a lot of older folks. I...

I have cycled around a lot of older folks. I don't see any fallout in the 50's. For men, I don't see a problem until the 70's where balance is a problem. Reaching for a water bottle or riding...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By outashape
I hoofed the second summit on trail ridge. I was...

I hoofed the second summit on trail ridge. I was going too slow to keep the bike upright in the wind. I am too old to fall and have an injury because of pride. I rode all the passes the week...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By outashape
We used to ride with a couple of different...

We used to ride with a couple of different motorcycle groups, one a Honda Goldwing club and another a Harley club. Both groups stop as a group and start at the same time. Usually the first rider in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-11-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By outashape
I got accepted. Did a ride similar in 2004. ...

I got accepted. Did a ride similar in 2004. Have not cycled much in the last 5-6 years. Pretty darn scared. That's why I'm on this site today. Been a while since I've been here. I think I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-11-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By outashape
Hair loss is a side effect of Lipitor. My mother...

Hair loss is a side effect of Lipitor. My mother passed in 2009. She was on Lipitor for many years. She did not have a problem with hair loss until her dosage was doubled. She asked several...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-11-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,474
Posted By outashape
I say go for the $15,000 bike. If you were to...

I say go for the $15,000 bike. If you were to spend that amount for a Harley, or upgrade your Honda to a midsize car when you need to purchase a car, no one would blink an eye. You like to bicycle,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-19-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,054
Posted By outashape
I couldn't tell a difference. I have SIDI road...

I couldn't tell a difference. I have SIDI road and SIDI mountain shoes. I used to use Time Attac mountain pedals and Speedplay road pedals. I never had to do anything to the SPD pedals and I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-19-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By outashape
I have been up the "Wall" on either DALMAC or...

I have been up the "Wall" on either DALMAC or Shoreline West. The funny thing is that after walking up it one year, I drove to E. Jordan and practiced riding up the "Wall". Then, on the the bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-17-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By outashape
Congratulations! You have completed the hardest...

Congratulations! You have completed the hardest part, getting started and staying with the plan for a long enough time to lose 100 pounds. You can keep up the good fight, you are worth it. My...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-12-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By outashape
I am overweight and I have asthma. My lungs are...

I am overweight and I have asthma. My lungs are the week spot, they give out before my legs. I can cycle a century and ride 17-18 mph for hours on end. As soon as there are hills, or the speed...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-12-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,436
Posted By outashape
A woman in my club weighs about 125 and looks...

A woman in my club weighs about 125 and looks great. Someone hit her with a full can of soda to be funny. I was telling a guy I worked with about someone trying to hit my behind with their hand...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-12-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By outashape
There are several things you can do. 1. Take...

There are several things you can do.
1. Take it slow. If your club rides the same route, you can park your car 10-15 miles into the route, and ride at your pace to the beginning of the ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-07-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,119
Posted By outashape
That goes without saying. At night, it's me and...

That goes without saying. At night, it's me and the bike, but what about daylight hours when you are not riding.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-07-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,119
Posted By outashape
How do you Lock your 5-8K bike?

I've been shopping for a new bike in the 5-8K range which is a lot of different bikes. Trying to decide whether I want a road endurance, or a racing bike. Disc brakes, Ultegera, DuraAce, men's XS or...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,395
Posted By outashape
Most everyone falls when they first go to...

Most everyone falls when they first go to clipless pedals. I had been cycling for a couple of years, a real pro. My husband was new to clipless, and a slow rider. I was waiting in the street at a...
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