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Old 05-11-23, 07:39 PM
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Nothing makes an old man happier than blue sky, mild temps and light breezes.


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Old 05-14-23, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Nothing makes an old man happier than blue sky, mild temps and light breezes.


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stuff on right cost' ya >$20 a 16 oz can (high-test stout aged in a whiskey barrel)... $2 taster... deal!!!
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Old 05-15-23, 10:09 AM
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The only thing better than a blue sky day is a bunch of blue ski days together with a bunch of rides.


A Bianchi Day

A Tallerico Day

Boating Day - and it was crowded at the main launch area.

The AD Olympian - you’ll just have to imagine blue sky.

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Saw this agave preparing to bloom this year...



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Old 06-04-23, 02:49 PM
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I just don’t have the heart to leave a msg for this business owner who needs a new plan. As I have yet to meet the horse who can shovel pucky and serve themselves dinner.

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Old 06-04-23, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I just don’t have the heart to leave a msg for this business owner who needs a new plan. As I have yet to meet the horse who can shovel pucky and serve themselves dinner.

... had a yellow bike... LeMond, BA... should'a kept it!

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... had a yellow bike... LeMond, BA... should'a kept it!


23 yo Calfee. CF frame still in warranty. Maybe. Nothing is original to the frame - it has been worthy of a couple of major upgrades. This from today on the climb home.
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Old 06-06-23, 08:31 PM
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I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me

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I've heard of toe overlap, but never bottle overlap.
Don't let it slip over a bump; especially at speed.

What? Me worry.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I've heard of toe overlap, but never bottle overlap.
Don't let it slip over a bump; especially at speed.

What? Me worry.
It's actually not as bad as it looks as can be seen in the photo taken from a different vantage point. There's over an inch of clearance between the water bottle and the front tire. I did change the water bottle cage to a side loader style to facilitate insertion and removal of the water bottle. The real issue is proximity to the chain.

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Old 06-15-23, 02:38 AM
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Should be wrenching some several niggles on bikes needing maintenance.
But I would rather ride!

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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Should be wrenching some several niggles on bikes needing maintenance.
But I would rather ride!

Well don't forget the niggles entirely, they never, (ime), service themselves and almost invariably cause me serious probs, when far from home, sans basic repair kit.
I've got a Peugeot that looks a lot like your bike, but. My ebike has to be main transport to 2 towns and their public transport connections. It works well, so much better than worrying about a zillion car probs. Always more costly and stressful.
This bit of France has more beautiful bike/hike trails than anywhere in Europe I think, so I'm in paradise, with my E-bike, plus 3 others without motors. All a bit rusty and likely to need fixing.
Ebiking base level, is only a little bit of power, for some extra speed or, uphills, via 'pedelec'.
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Got more without niggles, so I ride problem free. There is always a queue at my home workshop, repair times vary based on weather and the mechanic's frame of mind. Lately, the weather has been ideal for Spring riding. Vintage, modern + e-roadie all ready to go. Long retired, I use the e-bike for hillier rides and for recovery days when the body needs an e-asy spin - keeps me rolling.

E-Orbea (hub motor) is fun......

.......as are all the oldies.
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Feel'n stout...
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Old 06-20-23, 12:30 PM
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Looks like you emptied the terrace 'lounge'.

....sometimes my feet stink, too.
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Old 06-23-23, 02:54 PM
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So how hard can it be to understand?

"You must be 65 + to post on this thread." In other words, "NO BABY BOOMERS ALLOWED"

Originally Posted by drr timberline
I think i'm a baby boomer. Born in '53, makes me 68. Am I ok?

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Just a quick note that back in 2008 when Retro Grouch wrote that, baby boomers were not yet 65.

Sorry for the interloping, may be back in a couple of years.

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Well, now I'm 65+.

In seven years, Gen X will begin to arrive.

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Bring it on Gen. X...
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Old 06-25-23, 08:23 AM
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Funny how my life sometimes emulates my rides. An uphill slog, with many twists and turns - and forget about “getting up to speed”.


of course, then again it is sometimes fast and twisty where I just coast along with no effort.
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A tailwind is always good...
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Just turned 77 today. Only my insurance agent, dentist and one of my stock brokers remembered and sent me a happy birthday e-mail. Celebrated with a Dos Equis Ambar and a quart of Häagen-Dazs. Life is good.
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Old 06-28-23, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
Just turned 77 today. Only my insurance agent, dentist and one of my stock brokers remembered and sent me a happy birthday e-mail. Celebrated with a Dos Equis Ambar and a quart of Häagen-Dazs. Life is good.
Mmmmm. Love Häagen-Dazs. Always reminds me of a girl back in the 80s.

Happy Birthday
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Old 07-01-23, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by locolobo13
Mmmmm. Love Häagen-Dazs. Always reminds me of a girl back in the 80s.

Happy Birthday
Only the beer is better, right?

Great game after a bike ride...
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New to the Forum. Glad to find this age group. I have been riding off and on for about 10 years, slowed down due to knee surgeries. Just got a new FX 2 as did the wife and ready to get rolling again.
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Old 07-09-23, 09:07 AM
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Bit flogged, in a good way.


When the lawn goes brown = put away the mower and more time+energy for the bikes.
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