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Old 12-31-18, 11:24 PM
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Do you go off-road with it? Ever do bike-packing? Looks like you have enough racks to carry camping gear.

I havenít done any bike packing with it. The racks are great because Iím the guy that carries tools and tubes with me. It was a lesson I learned riding down in the Keys a few months after the hurricane hit! . Nothing like getting multiple flats nearly every ride.

Two of the better places I had to repair flats. At least there was shade!




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Old 12-31-18, 11:43 PM
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Big John, I guess I should have added about 70% of my riding is on trails that look like this


As far as true off roading, I’m still a little hesitant. Back in 2012 I could barely walk, talk or see due to Lyme. I’m not overly anxious to get back among the ticks. And to think I used to do a lot of backpacking!
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Old 01-01-19, 01:52 AM
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Well if 63 counts as old here is mine, it is a brand (XDS) made for sale in Australia only. Aluminium frame, carbon forks, Alivio drive train. Weighs quite a bit and sold here a a commuter style bike.

The camera used to take the pic is not quite as old as the rider; Nikon F2, Fomapan 200 B&W film, developed in Fomadon R09 and scanned on EPSON V600.
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Old 01-01-19, 03:44 AM
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A local riding buddy had ridden it before and encouraged me to ride it with him. Our wives went with us and I think it was in 2009? Unfortunately it was my wedding anniversary but the wife signed off on it. It was a little cooler than normal day which worked perfectly for me. I was targeting trying to average 20 mph for the day. I hung with the first group for the first hour and I think we covered just under 30 miles???? I was afraid I was using too much effort so backed off some. I finished 49th out of 1100 riders in 7 hr 24 mins and averaged 21.7 mph. Probably one of my best 1 day efforts on the bike thanks to the great start. I had ridden a lot of mountain centuries before that so riding a flattish Ride was quite the relief.
That's a smokin fast pace, impressive!

I was 117th place out of 1300 in 2016, was race age 60 then. I have more experience now with how to do these types of rides, so think I can shave 30 minutes off unless there's a head wind. Weather certainly influences the results heavily. I signed up for it last year but didn't go because the forecast was for rain (oddly appropriate) all day, and it did. I didn't feel like eating spray off tires for 8 hours, just not that important for me.
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Old 01-01-19, 02:22 PM
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Well this 69 year old rides the following:


These 2001 Mongoose Pro Triomphes were purchased for our 30 anniversary back when we lived in Maine and worked for a living. Still have them and use during the summer on our annual RV trip to the north east and Atlantic Canada. This pic was taken on the top of the Parkman Mtn trail in Acadia National Park last summer.



My wife's 2015 Giant FastRoad CoMax 1 just after upgrading it this fall. Mine is somewhere there as well. They were our current rail trail bikes. But with the purchase of the Roadlites are now the back up, bad weather and travel bikes (living off the back of the RV).



This is one of the new Canyon RoadLite CF 9.0 Ltd bikes that our are rail trail / good weather ones. This pic was taken on today's (1/1/19) ride in Inverness Fl on the Withlacoochee trail. I have a thread in the hybrid forum about their arrival. Well here goes.... a couple of new Canyon Roadlites
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Old 01-01-19, 05:23 PM
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Well this 69 year old rides the following:


These 2001 Mongoose Pro Triomphes were purchased for our 30 anniversary back when we lived in Maine and worked for a living. Still have them and use during the summer on our annual RV trip to the north east and Atlantic Canada. This pic was taken on the top of the Parkman Mtn trail in Acadia National Park last summer.



My wife's 2015 Giant FastRoad CoMax 1 just after upgrading it this fall. Mine is somewhere there as well. They were our current rail trail bikes. But with the purchase of the Roadlites are now the back up, bad weather and travel bikes (living off the back of the RV).



This is one of the new Canyon RoadLite CF 9.0 Ltd bikes that our are rail trail / good weather ones. This pic was taken on today's (1/1/19) ride in Inverness Fl on the Withlacoochee trail. I have a thread in the hybrid forum about their arrival. Well here goes.... a couple of new Canyon Roadlites
Nice! I think that trail might be on the Bike Florida ride out of Inverness this coming April.
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Just picked up a rare early 80's Nishiki Maxima. I'll be changing components out during recovery from my surgery next week. Excited to see how this Italian made frame rides.

As it was when I picked it up Tuesday.




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Dmerk2, Gorgeous Atala...Gor -GEOUS! Don't change a thing.
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I can't remember if I posted here already lol.....


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Old 01-07-19, 12:59 PM
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Thought I'd show off my 2005 Airborne.
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Old 01-08-19, 08:35 AM
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Been riding this a bunch lately....

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Old 01-08-19, 09:46 AM
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Old 01-16-19, 07:47 PM
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85 pinarello


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Old 01-17-19, 02:06 PM
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My ride

This 54 year old rides his 1988 Davidson.
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Old 01-17-19, 05:43 PM
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Your Davidson is beautiful. The updates are very well done.
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Your Davidson is beautiful. The updates are very well done.
Thank you GeezyRider for your kind words.
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Old 01-18-19, 09:42 PM
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Old Rider-Old Bike ...



'89 IronMan Master
I'll be 75 in 4 months. This darn bike will always be faster than me ...

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My old TT bike 26 years old and still going strong.


I have this one set-up as a single speed 52/15 and like my other Zipp2001 bike 26 years old and still fun to play on.
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My old TT bike 26 years old and still going strong.


I have this one set-up as a single speed 52/15 and like my other Zipp2001 bike 26 years old and still fun to play on.
Cool! Haven't seen these guys in a while! love it.
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'89 IronMan Master
I'll be 75 in 4 months. This darn bike will always be faster than me ...

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Great looking Centurion! How do you like the Biopace rings?
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Zipp and Jim, all great looking blasts from the past!
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Great looking Centurion! How do you like the Biopace rings?
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The Biopace was a different feel - especially on hills. I had to learn to spin it (per RobbieTunes). Now I don't even notice it.
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Zipp and Jim, all great looking blasts from the past!
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