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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 07:42 PM
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Posted By jppe
And I ordered my free GoPro today.

And I ordered my free GoPro today.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By jppe
Sweeeeetttt!!! That's a heck of a lot of...

Sweeeeetttt!!!

That's a heck of a lot of climbing.

I've been listening to our local radio station that only plays classic rock from the 60s & 70s while painting rooms the last two weeks. Great...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By jppe
Great job Thomas!! You'll find there are lots of...

Great job Thomas!! You'll find there are lots of similar stories here. But losing that much weight over such a short period of time is remarkable. I lost 60 pounds but probably over 12-18 months....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By jppe
A few more RtR photos-which is your favorite??

Some photos from the featured climbs on this year's route, same bike and rider but different vistas and jerseys (no 50+ jersey pictures in this segment):

Independence Pass from Aspen-headed up to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By jppe
Adds up quickly!! I have 3 kidney stones...

Adds up quickly!!

I have 3 kidney stones that are always with me! Fortunately they have stopped growing.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-11-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By jppe
OP-----Wow. You really seem to enjoy Trek's!!...

OP-----Wow. You really seem to enjoy Trek's!! That is quite a fleet! Just curious, have you tried any other bikes?




Oldnslow-how do you like the SRAM etap?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-10-16, 04:37 PM
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Posted By jppe
61 miles yesterday on one of my road bikes in 90+...

61 miles yesterday on one of my road bikes in 90+ temps. 60 more miles today in even warmer temps on my TT bike......but BBQ Pork and chicken were waiting for me.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-07-16, 03:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By jppe
My brother had similar issues and solved it by...

My brother had similar issues and solved it by changing his fit. He raised his bars a good bit and that solved his issue. Since you're not having issues with your mountain bike I wonder if that would...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-05-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By jppe
Ever experienced this?

I was doing a longish ride over the weekend and stopped at a store and filled my water bottle almost full with a Coke. I pushed the spout down, put the bottle in front my bottle cage and took off...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-04-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,855
Posted By jppe
Wow..........lots of fervent Gatorade bashers on...

Wow..........lots of fervent Gatorade bashers on here. Maybe I'm in the minority but it works really well for me. I've tried lots of other fluids but for whatever reason Gatorade works as well and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-03-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,190
Posted By jppe
It sounds like you're "content" with how...

It sounds like you're "content" with how everything played out which is a plus in my book. My Mom died the week after you originally posted this. She was 94 and went quickly as well. Her heart...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-30-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By jppe
That's why I asked and would have guessed. I've...

That's why I asked and would have guessed. I've seen the wrapping come off before, even happened to me just after descending at 50 mph. Mine was a lower end Continental tire.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-30-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By jppe
Wired bead?

Wired bead?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By jppe
I really enjoy multi day tours but 10,000 others...

I really enjoy multi day tours but 10,000 others seems like too many cooks in the kitchen for me.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 996
Posted By jppe
Hang in there Layton. It sounds like you have a...

Hang in there Layton. It sounds like you have a great medical staff on your team so that's great. Just keep focusing on the future.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-28-16, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By jppe
I think I spotted at least 7 people pushing their...

I think I spotted at least 7 people pushing their bikes........it probably does feel steeper if you're coming off of flats all day. I wonder how'd they feel facing 3 miles of a climb like that after...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-27-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By jppe
Terrific! Did you do the inner passage Alaska...

Terrific! Did you do the inner passage Alaska cruise? We did it last August along with another week on land taking us up to Fairbanks. Nice trip but it put me into some really bad eating habits! We...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-26-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By jppe
I've ridden 6 Gap several times. If 3 Gap doesn't...

I've ridden 6 Gap several times. If 3 Gap doesn't take you over Hogpen you should be fine with the 11-28. However it if does include Hogpen I'd suggest putting on a 11-32 rear cassette and leave the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-26-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By jppe
I thought the same thing and I was somewhat...

I thought the same thing and I was somewhat reluctant to try it while riding in an event but rolled the dice. I was really surprised at how well it worked.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-26-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By jppe
Atta boy!

Atta boy!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-26-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By jppe
An even better cramping option than pickle juice

You may have seen my other post on pickle juice. I was a committed believer.

I had a 90 miler in the NC mountains yesterday with a number of hills....with one of them an all out maximum effort...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By jppe
Do you stay in Condos at Copper or camp? There...

Do you stay in Condos at Copper or camp? There were very limited camping spots in Copper so we opted to stay in a Condo at Mt Plaza for a couple nights.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-23-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By jppe
I was moving along at a pretty good clip going...

I was moving along at a pretty good clip going down the path and some guys came around me completely unannounced. I could have taken all of out had I flinched a little. Ticked me off. It wasn't that...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-21-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By jppe
Vail is a great place to visit. If you happened...

Vail is a great place to visit. If you happened to ride one of the Vail buses one of the drivers is a good friend that I met on RtR several years ago. I enjoyed the climb up Vail Pass but hated the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-21-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By jppe
Sorry to hear about the foot but at least you got...

Sorry to hear about the foot but at least you got a taste of the ride. They had warned us that camping would be severely limited in Copper Mt so we opted for a condo in the Mt Plaza building. Lucky...
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