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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,682
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: 1,005
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: 1,377
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: 612
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: 521
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: 1,369
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: 1,925
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: 1,935
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: 1,585
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: 1,333
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: 2,378
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: 1,830
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: 2,038
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: 2,038
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: 3,283
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...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-30-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,479
Posted By outashape
I will try to ride the 65 or 75 miler this...

I will try to ride the 65 or 75 miler this weekend and report back. If I don't get a chance to meet up with all of you, say hello at the lunch stop. I think we wear name tags (this is my 3rd year...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-28-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,479
Posted By outashape
So, how many are attending? What speed will you...

So, how many are attending? What speed will you ride on the Friday and Sunday rides? Will there be map sheets if we can't keep up? I will be working OHR, lunch stop at Portage Lake so I won't be...
Forum: Touring 01-17-10, 01:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By outashape
I had S & S couplers put on my steel Lemond bike...

I had S & S couplers put on my steel Lemond bike about 6 years ago. This November I had to have Bilenkly Cycle Works put my baby to sleep. I have cycled in the rain many times and I did not have...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-17-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,160
Posted By outashape
I took an early out and retired on Jan 1st of...

I took an early out and retired on Jan 1st of this year. Sadly, my cycling mileage went down. Lost 4 club members in 4 years due to car/bike accidents. In July of this year, while driving to the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-09-09, 03:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,166
Posted By outashape
We have a very active park where the biking trail...

We have a very active park where the biking trail enters hunting areas. Signs are posted. I don't ride on the trail during October and November. Kensington Metropark has a 9 mile loop around the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-08-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,361
Posted By outashape
Congratulations to both of you on starting to...

Congratulations to both of you on starting to ride together. Usually two people who start a sport together do not have the same abilities neither do they progress at the same rate. Welcome to the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-19-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,680
Posted By outashape
I am a member of Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring...

I am a member of Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring Society. They have a group that rides in Ann Arbor and another group that rides out of Northville. I live in Novi and ride with the Northville group. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-19-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,680
Posted By outashape
I have cycled on many state rides. In Michigan,...

I have cycled on many state rides. In Michigan, I highly recommend Shoreline West (lmb.org) and I think that TCBA does a great job with DALMAC. TCBA also has a touring/camping group that camps out...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-03-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 614
Posted By outashape
I've been called twice, served on a week long...

I've been called twice, served on a week long trail one time. I've heard they select people from voter rolls. Citizens who vote, not just registered to vote, may be more willing to do their civic...
Forum: Commuting 02-25-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,197
Posted By outashape
Although I have my own learning curve on...

Although I have my own learning curve on clipless, it is funnier when it happens to the MR. One day we were cycling, he is a tad bit slower. I was patiently waiting for him at a stop sign in biking...
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