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Forum: Mountains-Plains Regional Rides and Events 02-10-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By karjak
If you happen to be in the western part of the...

If you happen to be in the western part of the state here are some routes I did on a short trip I did with my son in 2011. The Mickelson trail is awesome and can be ridden with a road bike. Would...
Forum: Mountains-Plains Regional Rides and Events 02-10-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By karjak
Last years routes were great this years should be...

Last years routes were great this years should be even better as will not only be going through the Black Hills but also the Badlands. A link to view the routes.
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Forum: Mountains-Plains Regional Rides and Events 12-05-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By karjak
2nd Annual Ride Across South Dakota (RASDAK)

RASDak: 2014 Ranchers Relief Ride

Rode the initial RASDAK ride - "Faces to the Falls" in June of 2013 and it was great. This year's event has a dual purpose in raising awareness and to help the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-21-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,990
Posted By karjak
Driving alone at night can be hazardous

Have done a 824 mile race back and forth across South Dakota that does allow riders to compete without support. Did it twice in 2009 and then again in 2011. First time did it merely to make within...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-15-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 89,575
Posted By karjak
Went to the other recent Lance post. ...

Went to the other recent Lance post. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/865912-Armstrong-thinking-of-confessing/page2


Interesting to note what Commodus mentions:

"Armstrong is still...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-15-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 89,575
Posted By karjak
Like a lot of folks, I pretty much always...

Like a lot of folks, I pretty much always accepted the fact that he was a doper and has been lying about his involvement. Have some friends who have had a chance to ride with him at a publicity ride...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-04-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By karjak
Biked in sections of the trail between Custer and...

Biked in sections of the trail between Custer and north of Rochford last October with my son doing self-supported tour through Badlands and the Black Hills. Was just beautiful though somewhat cold....
Forum: Road Cycling 12-10-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 474,575
Posted By karjak
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5893114431_4a32...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5893114431_4a32d477b5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7485972@N02/5893114431/)
HRTI_Tision (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7485972@N02/5893114431/) by nikoulph...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-24-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By karjak
My speedometer wansn't working on the trip. In a...

My speedometer wansn't working on the trip. In a way glad it wasn't so I enjoyed scenery more. Sometimes I let myself get too distracted by paying attention to my speed. I am thinking around 45...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-23-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By karjak
Neat Video. Really cool for these guys to be...

Neat Video. Really cool for these guys to be able to do that motorcycle ride at their advanced age and with some of the medical conditions. I feel glad at 65 I can still get out and ride with my...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-22-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By karjak
Congrrats. Think you have purchased a great...

Congrrats. Think you have purchased a great all-around bike. Now to get you up that hill without getting off. Bent legs do take a little time to develop. If you really like to fly save your...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-22-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,105
Posted By karjak
I feel it ever so more in ligaments and joints...

I feel it ever so more in ligaments and joints the signs of aging creeping up at age 65. Flexibility seems to be a bigger issue each year. Noticed some change at age 60 in upper body stength. Trying...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-01-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,895
Posted By karjak
5 day tour with my son done mid October this year...

5 day tour with my son done mid October this year in Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n314/fluffypeanutcat/otherpics/BLBH026-1.jpg
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-01-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,346
Posted By karjak
Been enjoying the great scenery pics of cyclists...

Been enjoying the great scenery pics of cyclists on their rides. Makes me want to get out there and enjoy. Sadly my riding season is about over here in the great plains of South Dakota. As someone...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-01-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,346
Posted By karjak
That is one of the things that I have heard...

That is one of the things that I have heard before. Some individuals just don't like the supine position. Riding more upright as you do probably helps you to enjoy the view. In riding bents there is...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-31-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,346
Posted By karjak
Yes, I felt a little hesitant about posting...

Yes,

I felt a little hesitant about posting it because of what might happen. Just got back from a glorious self supported 5 day tour in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota. Did about...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-31-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,346
Posted By karjak
How important is viewing scenery on your rides?

Quote Taken from the introduction to Road Cycling post category on bike forums:

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-27-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,707
Posted By karjak
Just surfin through seeing what other overs 50...

Just surfin through seeing what other overs 50 are talkin about. Curious as a 64yo bent rider, to see if anyone talked about the possibility of riding fast and not having to look down at the pavement...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-07-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By karjak
Steamer, Exactly as you mentioned. I did...

Steamer,

Exactly as you mentioned. I did convert conventional bike jerseys by removing pockets in back with my wife sewing them on front. For my event I used one homemade converted and two that...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-07-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By karjak
Ride Report-My second and last Ultra?

Recently finsished my second unsupported ride for the “Hell and Back” option of the GutCheck212-“Race Across South Dakota”. http://www.gutcheck212.com/

After finishing, made a promise to my wife...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-11-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By karjak
Did I mess up the bead?

Daughter bought my wife some Conti gator skins for her new road bike. Before our big 430 mile Tour de Kota event I installed as carefully as I knew how. After trying to roll tires over rim without...
Forum: Recumbent 02-20-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By karjak
Important to be in a gear when you stop that you...

Important to be in a gear when you stop that you can start in. If hill is somewhat steep I sometimes find it necessary to head downhill a little ways to get some momentum and do a U turn in the road.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-08-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By karjak
Noticed it was becoming especially notable for me...

Noticed it was becoming especially notable for me doing quick excertions (cutting hard and Jumping) also, when playing basketball and remaining very tender afterwards. Have avoided all such intense...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-03-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By karjak
Nightshade Thanks for your concern, would...

Nightshade

Thanks for your concern, would not try to discourage anyone from this option. Not looking for a definite diagnosis but for info and experiences on the particular condition that I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-03-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By karjak
Thanks for the tips. As you pointed out avoiding...

Thanks for the tips. As you pointed out avoiding sideways strain might be the most critical aspect for me. It really does seem it is the sideways movement that flares my knees up and I agree that...
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