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Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-19-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By BengeBoy
Looking forward to it! I have not ridden it since...

Looking forward to it! I have not ridden it since 2010, looking forward to my first one after a five-year break.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-24-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By BengeBoy
I have some lycra shorts from 1980 or 1981. I...

I have some lycra shorts from 1980 or 1981. I still wear them occasionally, but only in the winter when I'm wearing tights or something over the top.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-19-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By BengeBoy
Companies where I've had great service either...

Companies where I've had great service either fixing stuff or solving problems:

Garmin -- I once lost a two- or three-year old cycling computer on a ride (it fell off on a steep mountain descent,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-09-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By BengeBoy
That was my take-away as well. In my opinion...

That was my take-away as well.

In my opinion there are at least a couple of different hurdles to clear:
1. Going from Zero exercise to a regular, moderate exercise (the "30 minutes a day"...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-08-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By BengeBoy
Thanks for posting this article, it was really...

Thanks for posting this article, it was really interesting. When I read it, this section stood out to me: " The volunteers were all serious recreational riders but not competitive athletes. The men...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-08-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,327
Posted By BengeBoy
Your new bike looks great! I thought I would...

Your new bike looks great!

I thought I would add that there is a custom-bike builder in Spokane who has designed a "national forest road explorer" bike designed to ride on logging roads. I don't...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-23-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By BengeBoy
Gunnar was on my short list of bikes to buy a few...

Gunnar was on my short list of bikes to buy a few years back, I really like them. I was going to go CF for this reason.
Forum: Touring 11-17-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,165
Posted By BengeBoy
Wow, what an adventure! I'd urge anyone who is...

Wow, what an adventure! I'd urge anyone who is just perusing this thread to go back and read the blog post.

Congrats for making it up (and down) the mountain safely under those conditions.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-07-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,989
Posted By BengeBoy
I have 5,000 miles or so on mine.

I have 5,000 miles or so on mine.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-07-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,989
Posted By BengeBoy
I have a Selle Anatomica with thousands of miles...

I have a Selle Anatomica with thousands of miles on it. I love it. As noted above, it will stretch when new, you have to keep tensioning the seat for the first few months until it settles in.
...
Forum: Touring 11-03-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,235
Posted By BengeBoy
Bike trivia: The Mazama used to be the name of...

Bike trivia: The Mazama used to be the name of the frame that Co-motion built for riders over 250 pounds. They stopped making it in 2008 or 2009 (?).

Mazama trivia: very nice general store just...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-02-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 40,806
Posted By BengeBoy
This is a late 80's Specialized Stumpjumper that...

This is a late 80's Specialized Stumpjumper that I had powder-coated and converted into a heavy-duty bad-weather commuter. I was living in China for a couple of years and this bike was a perfect...
Forum: Touring 10-31-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By BengeBoy
Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-31-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By BengeBoy
Downsizing now that the kids are gone? Here's your house: room for two and 18 bikes

2,400 square feet in Mt. Baker neighborhood of Seattle -- one bedroom, nice view of Lake Washington. Ground floor is a bike shop w/room to hang 18 (!) bikes.
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-25-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By BengeBoy
I loved the city walls in Xi'an. We were tempted...

I loved the city walls in Xi'an. We were tempted to rent a bike but instead took a long, leisurely walk along the walls w/my wife, peering down on the neighborhoods below. One of my favorite memories...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-25-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By BengeBoy
Sounds like we went to the same place. We had a...

Sounds like we went to the same place. We had a super day riding there -- I think because our guide was a real bike enthusiast, he knew all the back routes and we were cross and criss-crossing some...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-25-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By BengeBoy
Distracted driver: ...

Distracted driver:

http://i62.tinypic.com/zksggn.jpg

Typical back street riding:

http://i61.tinypic.com/21jd8d1.jpg

View from my office on a bad air day:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-25-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By BengeBoy
Yes that was me. Riding in Beijing is a bit of a...

Yes that was me. Riding in Beijing is a bit of a mixed bag. There are still a ton of bikes on the streets, and really safe protected bike lines on many of the major streets. And lots of the back...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-24-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By BengeBoy
Hi again: I'm back from China (w/ride pics)

Hi -- I used to haunt this board a few years ago and then I disappeared for a 2.5-year posting in Beijing, China. I'm back; hi to those of you from the old days still hanging out , and hello to new...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-18-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 10,647
Posted By BengeBoy
I'm back. More later.

I'm back. More later.
Forum: Touring 10-14-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,432
Posted By BengeBoy
After my first tour (on a racing bike...) I did...

After my first tour (on a racing bike...) I did develop a super-strong opinion of what I wanted in a touring bike, but I can't remember where I got that opinion (this, for me, was around 1979-81). I...
Forum: Touring 10-14-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,432
Posted By BengeBoy
One difference between touring in the early 80's...

One difference between touring in the early 80's and now is the degree to which you could indulge in gear obsession (or over-obsession). As mentioned by someone else, you could gather what you need...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 10-13-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,235
Posted By BengeBoy
From top to bottom: 1. Raincap on helmet ...

From top to bottom:

1. Raincap on helmet
2. wool skullcap under helmet if it's cold
3. really, really good rain jacket. I like Showers Pass (expensive, but worth it).
4. Underneath - layer up...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 07-31-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By BengeBoy
For anyone reading this thread, I would like to...

For anyone reading this thread, I would like to highlight what a great resource this particular route library is. It has many, many great routes of different lengths, starting from different places...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 07-31-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By BengeBoy
+1 This is great advice. I live on Mercer...

+1

This is great advice. I live on Mercer Island and I do the route this way all the time -- start off from Mercer Island, do the ride clockwise around the south end of the lake. Much nicer;...
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