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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-27-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,275
Posted By mrodgers
This just comes from being new to hills. First...

This just comes from being new to hills. First time I rode a hill it was only about half a mile long at maybe 9% grade and I had to stop halfway up to catch my breath. Thought my heart was going to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-27-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 246
Posted By mrodgers
With a handlebar mirror you have to take your...

With a handlebar mirror you have to take your entire view away from the road and look over and down to see the mirror.

I had a Take-a-look mounted on my helmet. LOVED it. But I'm of Italian...
Forum: Foo 03-27-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,277
Views: 1,486,142
Posted By mrodgers
Back in the 80's when we had to turn on the...

Back in the 80's when we had to turn on the community channel on cable to see the weather and decide if we wanted to ride our bikes to the pool or not, I remember turning it on one day to check and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-27-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,275
Posted By mrodgers
Same as everyone else stated. Definitions on...

Same as everyone else stated. Definitions on spinning, grinding, and hills need to be made more clear.

I ride a hybrid. I am in the 26/34 gear often. I climb a lot. Saturday was an easy ride...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-10-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,377
Posted By mrodgers
I've ridden up PJ McArdle Roadway to Grandview...

I've ridden up PJ McArdle Roadway to Grandview Ave. climbing to Mt. Washington. RWGPS says it was 20.6% at it's steepest. Got me these photos....
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-10-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,351
Posted By mrodgers
1949.6 miles of my 1500 mile goal. When summer...

1949.6 miles of my 1500 mile goal. When summer was coming to a close and I had my 1500, I upped it to 2000 for the end of the year. Didn't quite make it.

100,624 feet of climbing (RidewithGPS.)
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-05-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By mrodgers
I need to finalize my failure for 2016. I didn't...

I need to finalize my failure for 2016. I didn't make my 2000 miles, just short 50 miles. I did get my 100k feet of climbing though. Final ride was while working what we call Firewatch. On plant...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-05-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By mrodgers
Is he here on Bike Forums? Everyone else on here...

Is he here on Bike Forums? Everyone else on here is perfect. If not on Bike Forums, I can see how he could have a lapse of concentration and get hit jaywalking. He should join Bike Forums and then...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-05-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,151
Posted By mrodgers
The worst for me isn't all that bad. It was just...

The worst for me isn't all that bad. It was just a water situation for me. It was about 96F or abouts. I carried two 24 oz bottles, a 32 oz bottle, two 20 oz Gatorade, and at the only store we...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-03-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,203
Posted By mrodgers
I didn't get anything cool for Christmas. ...

I didn't get anything cool for Christmas. Everything I got was warm. Two packages of wool socks. I don't need 2 packages so one goes back and getting a cheap flexible mini-tripod instead to carry...
Forum: Foo 01-03-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,704
Posted By mrodgers
My Mazda3 is as far away from a sportscar as I...

My Mazda3 is as far away from a sportscar as I was willing to go. The fact that every submodel was available with a manual won me over. Needed a hatch for the bike and wanted the Focus ST turbo to...
Forum: Jokes & Humor 12-22-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,074
Posted By mrodgers
Is the 21st century any better? I'd say a big...

Is the 21st century any better? I'd say a big no.

http://pophaircuts.com/images/2015/03/Best-Haircuts-for-Men-Long-Hair-with-Bun.jpg
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-21-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By mrodgers
LOL, I'd be skipping April through November if I...

LOL, I'd be skipping April through November if I lived in Florida. I'd rather not get much riding in 3 months of the year than no riding 8 months of the year while I am laying in a puddle like a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-15-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By mrodgers
Who says you have to be in a harder gear to...

Who says you have to be in a harder gear to grind? I grind in my 26/34 gear combo really really slow :roflmao2:
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-15-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By mrodgers
At 45 I'm like you. I have a difficult time in...

At 45 I'm like you. I have a difficult time in putting away the shorts for that. I just have regular old $5 sweatpants I wear around the house. At 23 the other night, I had an old too small pair...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-15-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By mrodgers
Baldwin is in the Guinness book of world records...

Baldwin is in the Guinness book of world records for being the steepest having a section that is 35%, but Canton Avenue in Pittsburgh has a section of 37%.

I had 2 of my riding folk ride in the...
Forum: Foo 12-13-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By mrodgers
You can't put a 3 hole faucet in a single hole...

You can't put a 3 hole faucet in a single hole sink (without drilling) but you can put a single faucet in a 3 hole sink because you will also get a base to use to cover the 2 extra holes.

I...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-13-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By mrodgers
Just picking away little by little. Was still...

Just picking away little by little. Was still figuring out my clothing on Thursday. 22.6. Fingers and toes were freezing. Last night I was toasty warm at 30, little too warm actually. It was a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-12-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,199
Posted By mrodgers
So, as I said, if not raining, I'd give it a go...

So, as I said, if not raining, I'd give it a go with the cycling specific head and face garb. It dropped down to 32. Had the same tech t-shirt, long sleeve, cotton sweatshirt, fleece, and rain...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-09-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,040
Posted By mrodgers
Yeah, last night was a little chilly for the...

Yeah, last night was a little chilly for the shorts at 22.6 F.

This week I've just been testing the waters for my limit. I have done in the past 35 but that was sheltered from wind and during...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-09-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,728
Posted By mrodgers
Only if there's an app for it to do it from...

Only if there's an app for it to do it from laying in bed...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-09-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,728
Posted By mrodgers
That age group just hasn't crested the point of,...

That age group just hasn't crested the point of, "the kids are finally grown up, now what do I do? Oh, I can ride as long and as much as I want!" yet.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-08-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,580
Posted By mrodgers
This. Same reason why most of you pay $700 for...

This. Same reason why most of you pay $700 for phones for your family and pay $200/month to use it while I paid $50 for each of my family members' phones and $10/month each to use them. You think...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-08-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,728
Posted By mrodgers
On the actual road road cyclists (disregarding...

On the actual road road cyclists (disregarding type of bicycle as such I ride a hybrid) I seem to see mostly older I'd say 50-60 years old out there, though I don't see a lot of people riding...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-08-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,040
Posted By mrodgers
I found 34.5 is perfectly legitimate to get a...

I found 34.5 is perfectly legitimate to get a ride in. 32, I don't want to ride. I have more heavier clothing to try out, but I don't think it will make a difference and make it enjoyable. Just...
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