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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-23-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By augiedogie
My guess is that your concerned about buying...

My guess is that your concerned about buying something sturdy. For most, I wouldn't recommend the bike I ride, but with your size, it makes sense. I ride a Specialized Crossroads. Its heavy duty,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-13-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,849
Posted By augiedogie
A couple of thoughts on this, although I myself...

A couple of thoughts on this, although I myself have never heard those comments. But usually guys that are 6'4" 200lbs don't get many negative comments. They don't want to mess with you. Anyhow,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-12-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By augiedogie
Unfortunately, I have "the problem", which is not...

Unfortunately, I have "the problem", which is not surprising as I have not exercised vigorously on a long term program since I was in college. I'd do it for a while and quit, like a lot of people. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-11-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,338
Posted By augiedogie
OP: Sounds like you're doing just fine. I...

OP: Sounds like you're doing just fine. I started last year after many years not riding or doing any serious consistent exercise. My hybrid has 45mm tires. I worked my way up to 400 miles total,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-09-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By augiedogie
Stucky is so right. I gave up on the magazines...

Stucky is so right. I gave up on the magazines years ago. Everything they reviewed was great? Amazon is great for reviews on most things they sell.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-09-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By augiedogie
Its easy to see a smaller frame is less weight...

Its easy to see a smaller frame is less weight and has other advantages. I can also see the racers taking advantage of a smaller frame, weight wise. But for the average rider, or an older fellow...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-08-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By augiedogie
I'm finding this more complicated than I thought,...

I'm finding this more complicated than I thought, but that's OK; I love a mystery. One thing I've noticed now with bicycles, is that fitting the frame doesn't seem to be a high priority for the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-08-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By augiedogie
I just visited Velocity, and yes, IMHO, they're...

I just visited Velocity, and yes, IMHO, they're much better. I appreciate all the suggestions. Looks like I still have lots of research to do. You all have given me some stuff to think about.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-08-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By augiedogie
I tried both a Giant Defy and a Trek 1.1. I...

I tried both a Giant Defy and a Trek 1.1. I think I will try a different shop. I definitely got the feeling they were trying to get me to buy their close out stock from 2015 before the new models...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-07-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By augiedogie
Its a 2014 model. I believe it has a steel fork...

Its a 2014 model. I believe it has a steel fork and the rest is Aluminum. Even so, its still 35 lbs.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-07-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By augiedogie
Just say No to road bike?

I currently ride an off road oriented hybrid, which is heavy bike, but its comfortable to me as I am 200+ and 6'4". But I've been getting stronger and would like to go faster, so I tried out a...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-07-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,839
Posted By augiedogie
I can't believe the weights of your bikes. Mine...

I can't believe the weights of your bikes. Mine is 35 lbs.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-07-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By augiedogie
I attempt to ride 5 days a week minimum. That...

I attempt to ride 5 days a week minimum. That means I have to ride in the morning as it still gets hot after 10:00am. I'm up to 8 miles and about 13 MPH, which means about 35 minutes. But I'm...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-06-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,215
Posted By augiedogie
You'd get a good laugh at what some refer to as...

You'd get a good laugh at what some refer to as hills in west Texas. Our land is extremely flat and the only hills are canyons carved by a few rivers. Our hills are really just a gradual incline. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-06-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By augiedogie
I did just about what you did last year and...

I did just about what you did last year and started with a hybrid, which in hindsight was a smart decision. I bought a Specialized Crossroads, which was only $400, and has worked out very well. I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-04-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,439
Posted By augiedogie
I've been out of cycling for over 20 years, and I...

I've been out of cycling for over 20 years, and I just started to get enthused after buying a bike last year, so its not that I'm lazy, but I'm just old and I don't want to go beyond what my body can...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 08-02-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By augiedogie
From what I've been able to figure out, it seems...

From what I've been able to figure out, it seems that there is a great variety in "hybrids" I have a Specialized Crossroads. Its 35lbs, XL bike. It has 45x700 tires. The front wheel with the tire...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-01-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By augiedogie
I have less than a thousand miles of cycling in...

I have less than a thousand miles of cycling in since I restared last year and I've already had one of these. I started yelling at a guy in in Pickup who pulled right in front of me like I wasn't...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-01-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,222
Posted By augiedogie
You're not alone. Casual shorts, t-shirt, and a...

You're not alone. Casual shorts, t-shirt, and a baseball cap. I'm feeling the pull of conformity, but I haven't given in yet.

However, I might give in on an Endura shirt. Not to fit in, but...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-31-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 36,893
Posted By augiedogie
I rode a couple of centuries in my late 20's with...

I rode a couple of centuries in my late 20's with very little preconditioning. It took 9 hours and a lot of suffering the last 20-30 miles, but I made it. I could barely walk the next day. Now I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-31-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,351
Posted By augiedogie
I think a study of the heath of people who...

I think a study of the heath of people who participated in Iron Man events, professional cyclists, etc, these types of folks would be interesting, especially to see what the long term effects of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-31-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,351
Posted By augiedogie
I stand corrected on the Jim Fix issue, but I...

I stand corrected on the Jim Fix issue, but I still think that there are some people who are over doing it for their age and damaging their body. I have several friends and family in my age group,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-31-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,254
Posted By augiedogie
I'm certainly no expert on training and fitness,...

I'm certainly no expert on training and fitness, but I'm old enough and had enough physical problems to know that your body talks to you, you need to listen. First, I'd cut back for awhile. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,831
Posted By augiedogie
At my age (62), just riding a bike and exercising...

At my age (62), just riding a bike and exercising regularly makes you very different
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-29-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,351
Posted By augiedogie
I have never understood why people push beyond...

I have never understood why people push beyond recommendations like Max. beats per minute. Maybe you remember Jim Fix, The running book. The guy fell over at 50 from a heart attack, dead. It was...
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