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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5893114431_4a32...

    http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5893114431_4a32d477b5_b.jpg
    HRTI_Tision by nikoulph, on Flickr

    Performer makes a great looking titanium recumbent. Also have a selection of DF Titanium frames...
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    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...
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    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...
  9. 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...
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    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...
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    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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  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    Nightshade Thanks for your concern, would not...

    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...
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    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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    Another Knee Problem

    Leaving my job this past September maybe was not the most healthful decision for me. Decided to take a retirement at age 64. Needed extensive time to be away in order to help out a family member back...
  25. Why not get a little flames going, only adds to...

    Why not get a little flames going, only adds to the interest? Just curious at what bent you ride and at what speed up say an 8% incline? You may very well be right, but I think with some of the...
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