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    I started cycling fairly seriously about 7 years...

    I started cycling fairly seriously about 7 years ago at age 58. I quit smoking, dropped 65 lbs, about 5 or 6 inches in my waist, and have kept it off. Last year, I rode a little over 6,100 miles...
  2. Based on my experience, price is not indicative...

    Based on my experience, price is not indicative of performance/comfort. A few years ago, I decided to splurge and bought a pair of shorts made by a well-known manufacturer that cost $120. I was...
  3. Lezyne Steel Floor Drive. I've had good luck...

    Lezyne Steel Floor Drive. I've had good luck with mine.

    I got a small Topeak wedge bag that attaches with a clip. It's very handy.
  4. Get a copy of the latest edition of Zinn and the...

    Get a copy of the latest edition of Zinn and the Art of Roadbike Maintenance
  5. I cross a few intersections with heavily used...

    I cross a few intersections with heavily used highways. The weight of all of the heavy trucks tends to impress "ruts" in the asphalt. When I'm crossing an intersection like this at 90 degrees or...
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    That's an admirable accomplishment! Has the...

    That's an admirable accomplishment!

    Has the son thrown down the gauntlet for old dad?:D
  7. Thread: Wheezing

    by doctor j
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    According to my weather app, the pollen count in...

    According to my weather app, the pollen count in my part of the world has been rising, lately. I've noticed a little lung congestion during and after hard efforts. Some of it could be seasonal. ...
  8. Happy B'day and welcome to 50+!

    Happy B'day and welcome to 50+!
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    Catharsis

    Catharsis
  10. Rick458, I use a Third Eye bar end mirror on each...

    Rick458, I use a Third Eye bar end mirror on each of my road bikes. I've had good luck with them.

    As far as your comfort (lack of paranoia) on the roads, it will come with time and miles. ...
  11. Thread: Rode my age

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    Congratulations on the age ride and happy...

    Congratulations on the age ride and happy birthday.

    I'm thinking that if we ride extra miles on our birthday rides, we should be able to "bank" those miles for future age rides as the need...
  12. Congratulations on the first century. Well done!

    Congratulations on the first century. Well done!
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    I use KMC chains on both of my road bikes, an...

    I use KMC chains on both of my road bikes, an 8-speed and a 10-speed. Results in each case have been very satisfactory. Love the missing link.
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    Well done:thumb:

    Well done:thumb:
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    I've had good luck with the Third Eye Bar-End...

    I've had good luck with the Third Eye Bar-End Mirror.
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    +1

    +1
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    You omitted a portion of the list... Out the...

    You omitted a portion of the list...

    Out the door. Ride a mile down the road. #*%!!%$##!!!. Turn around and ride back. Fish keys out of jersey. Open door. Take water/Powerade bottles...
  18. That's exactly what I mentioned to my wife...

    That's exactly what I mentioned to my wife tonight. He had fame and fortune but was missing something. I regret his passing.
  19. Very nice. Great photos and descriptions. ...

    Very nice. Great photos and descriptions. Thanks for letting us ride along.
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    Stop at a convenience store and reload. Stop...

    Stop at a convenience store and reload.

    Stop at a park and reload.

    I've been known to stop at someone's house and beg for water in particularly hot weather. Never been refused.
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    I'm guessing that the Garmin 500 and above series...

    I'm guessing that the Garmin 500 and above series instruments measure elevation with a barometric altimeter. Do the Cyclo units, 315 or 505, have a barometric altimeter or do they use the...
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    According to my spreadsheet, I have 19,657 miles...

    According to my spreadsheet, I have 19,657 miles on my '06 Fuji Newest that I bought in '07 as a last-year's model. Admittedly, this is not a high-end bike, but it has served and continues to serve...
  23. I use KMC chains on my bikes and just installed a...

    I use KMC chains on my bikes and just installed a new one on Thursday as well as a new cassette. I don't remove the factory lube or re-lube a new chain. The new combination worked well for me...
  24. Thread: Cycling socks

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    All of my bike clothes & socks go into the washer...

    All of my bike clothes & socks go into the washer before I go into the shower. Everything is hung on plastic hangers to dry. I wear Woolie Boolies (wool socks) year 'round. They're very...
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    I use a Sigma BC1009 wired computer. Current...

    I use a Sigma BC1009 wired computer. Current speed, average speed, ride time, maximum speed, distance, odometer. Absolutely reliable.
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