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Old 11-12-18, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tony2v View Post
Not so, another Master racer busted
Just as you say. I was thinking more of the cats who show up for rides together on Saturday mornings.
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Old 11-12-18, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
You betcha'. I get in a lot of little, fun rides this way. "I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it."

How long from there until it's ready to ride? Do you have some kind of mount or fixture in the car to hold it?
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Old 11-13-18, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
How long from there until it's ready to ride? Do you have some kind of mount or fixture in the car to hold it?
Under half a minute. It usually lies on its side, but if I need the room I have a bungee that will hold it upright as pictured.

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Old 11-13-18, 11:38 AM
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Define "slow".
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Old 11-13-18, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tony2v View Post
Not so, another Master racer busted:
https://www.usada.org/steven-strickl...ping-sanction/
Beat me to it. It seems most of the recent USADA doping violations have been imposed on Masters. Including a few I've raced against. What's almost as bad as the actual doping is the atmosphere of cynicism and distrust in the Masters peleton.

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Old 11-13-18, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Define "slow".
It's very odd that you would ask this question since how fast you ride doesn't mean too much to you.
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Old 11-13-18, 03:56 PM
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My coldest ride of the season so far, in the mid 30's, ski goggles and all. I rode SLOW for me. 16 flat miles in 2 hours, a slow record for me. Wind/cold, and not in summer condition. I didn't care. I was outside, feeling my quads, and hope to keep this up through the winter. Summer on my lighter bike, I average twice that speed, for twice the distance. So, I try to ride fast in groups. Guess I'm ok with fast, and slow.
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Old 11-13-18, 06:48 PM
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I suppose that if going slow is all you've got, you should learn to enjoy it. Going slow would limit my range unless I had infinite time, which I don't.
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Old 11-13-18, 08:17 PM
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Slow today? Pretty much... 84° and dry, 23 mph winds.
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Old 11-14-18, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Under half a minute. It usually lies on its side, but if I need the room I have a bungee that will hold it upright as pictured.

https://youtu.be/ACI93Gg5VIk
Dahon sure has that figured out. Thanks for posting the clip.
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Old 11-14-18, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Dahon sure has that figured out. Thanks for posting the clip.
This excellent basic folding bike design was created by an Englishman named Andrew Ritchie. The company he founded still builds bikes to this design.

Fun fact: Mr. Ritchie's original 1970s design used Bickerton-inspired folding handlebars. In the early 1980s his prototypes adopted the Dahon-patented 45º folding handlepost.
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Old 11-15-18, 12:22 AM
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Went fast once, fell off, never again.

Ten year old kids on BMX bikes overtake me. I do 15Kmh about 9 mph.
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Old 11-15-18, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Every once in a while I like pushing myself where I'll average around 15 mph over 10-15 miles just to stay for but for the most part I enjoy a more relaxed pace of 10-12 mph. Where I can more enjoy the scenery around me. A lot of riders get too worked up over how fast a pace they can keep and miss everything that's going on around them.
They know the area. Fast riders just want speed. Why do you think about other riders anyway? Just be happy with yourself. Are you usually jealous or envious of unknown people?
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Old 11-15-18, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lkoyanagi View Post
They know the area. Fast riders just want speed. Why do you think about other riders anyway? Just be happy with yourself. Are you usually jealous or envious of unknown people?
Actually I feel sorry for unknown people who don't know what they are talking about.
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Old 11-15-18, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Actually I feel sorry for unknown people who don't know what they are talking about.
"A lot of riders get too worked up over how fast a pace they can keep and miss everything that's going on around them."

How did you determine that a lot of riders get worked up over how fast a pace they can keep? Did they tell you? Did you ask them? Did you read their minds to determine what they were thinking and why they were thinking that?

How did you determine that those riders miss everything that's going on around them? If someone was missing everything that was going on around them wouldn't that, at the very least, lead to constant collisions? Did they tell you? Did you ask them? Did you read their minds to determine that they were missing everything?
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Old 11-15-18, 09:50 AM
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I enjoy riding and the speed at which I travel is dependent on which bike I am riding or how far I plan to ride as well as my mood and physical condition. In my twenties ( long ago!) I rode as fast as I could all the time and I was quite fast for the day. I would punish myself mentally if I got passed(not very often) . I enjoyed that type of riding as I enjoy the riding I do now . We sometimes change our strategy but the activity remains very rewarding physically and mentally. I still have that bike that I thought was so fast and now is not . Is it the bike? I think not! Joe
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Old 11-15-18, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ogmtb View Post
"A lot of riders get too worked up over how fast a pace they can keep and miss everything that's going on around them."

How did you determine that a lot of riders get worked up over how fast a pace they can keep? Did they tell you? Did you ask them? Did you read their minds to determine what they were thinking and why they were thinking that? Yes many riders told me that.

How did you determine that those riders miss everything that's going on around them? If someone was missing everything that was going on around them wouldn't that, at the very least, lead to constant collisions? I said around then, not on the road in front of them.Did they tell you? Did you ask them? Did you read their minds to determine that they were missing everything? Yes they did tell me.
Any more questions? Lol
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Old 11-15-18, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Any more questions? Lol
The questions were rhetorical and served to point out how silly your comments are.
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Old 11-15-18, 12:07 PM
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With apologies to George Carlin: Everyone who rides faster than me is a maniac! And everyone who rides slower than me is an idiot!
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Old 11-15-18, 02:17 PM
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With apologies to George Carlin: Everyone who rides faster than me is a maniac! And everyone who rides slower than me is an idiot!
Everyone faster than I am is a racer wannabee, everyone slower is a Fred.
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Old 11-15-18, 11:30 PM
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Road cycling is popular enough among so many healthy folks in my area -- including more gals than I ever saw 20 years ago-- that, I'm definitely at the slow end of the curve, but... to anyone going the other way, I probably look good. When I start out, if no one is closer than a mile behind and I'm doing ~12 mph, they'd be going 16 mph to catch me up in 3 miles and if they blow by I'll probably never see'm again because I've never done my regular run faster than an avg. of 13 mph. So, I'm never competing against anyone but myself.
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Old 11-16-18, 01:23 AM
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I am in no hurry

I am early 60s and been riding just a little over a year and depending on the wind speed and direction manage 8-12 Kmh (5-7+ a bit Mph). Young kids on BMX bikes pass me. I ride for typically 90 mins and my neck and bum ache like fury at the end of it but surprisingly I enjoy it (the ride not the pain).
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Old 11-16-18, 01:18 PM
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I started to think about how to define and document my slowness. Much of the riding I do is up long grades in the mountains. I was always slow but in recent years slowed down even more due to some health problems which thankfully I have largely sorted out.

So a testament to how slow I am; I think it has been more than 5 years since I have passed another cyclist while going up a a long grade. I often wondered of the many cyclists that passed me if they thought they accomplished something by doing so. Starting to regain some fitness now so maybe someday I will pass someone; not that I care about doing that but do like improving my fitness after years of decline. Heading out in a few for another slow but enjoyable ride.

Have fun at whatever pace you choose
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Old 11-17-18, 06:29 AM
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Slow riding does have its advantages. For instance I enjoy riding slow thru an area of town that has magnificent old houses built from 1880 to 1920. They are well kept up and are very interesting to look at the architecture of that period. My trike is the perfect platform to do this.

Another thread talks about the smells you come across while riding. These too are easier to notice when riding "slow".

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Old 11-25-18, 07:56 PM
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"Old Timers" - people posting here never change.
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