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11-03-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,567
Posted By climberguy

I use my cyclo-cross bike. If it snows I put on...

I use my cyclo-cross bike. If it snows I put on tires with metal studs.
10-21-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By climberguy

Riding a bike, whatever the weather, doesn't give...

Riding a bike, whatever the weather, doesn't give you a cold or prevent you from getting one. You may wish to avoid people who are fond of saying, "I told you so," especially when they are wrong.
10-21-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By climberguy

"getting old Beats the alternative." ...

"getting old

Beats the alternative."

I, too, tend to think outside the box on this one. When I first heard this expression, lo those many years ago, I was foolish enough to think that the...
10-17-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By climberguy

I'm not sure I understand the problem.

I'm not sure I understand the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By climberguy

I had a vaguely similar injury in the groin area....

I had a vaguely similar injury in the groin area. Went to 2 sports med docs; they couldn't figure it out. During a visit I told my urologist about it. He said, turn your head and cough. Took him 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,428
Posted By climberguy

I prefer an SUV or hatchback so I can put the...

I prefer an SUV or hatchback so I can put the bike inside. It's a factor in my car purchasing. I don't want an expensive bike hanging off the back or perched atop the car.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,487
Posted By climberguy

On my first visit, a LBS owner told me, in...

On my first visit, a LBS owner told me, in effect, I was too old (in my 50's) for a bike with race geometry that I was interested in. "We should leave bikes like that to the younger guys," he said....
09-25-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,838
Posted By climberguy

Not to steal your thread, but the Kona jake is...

Not to steal your thread, but the Kona jake is fairly lightweight and versatile. With cross tires it can do some moderate trails, with the metal studs I ride on snow (not too deep) and ice on the...
09-24-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,838
Posted By climberguy

I don't do Stava but good luck this winter...

I don't do Stava but good luck this winter OldsCOOL. I try to do some winter riding of my own on a Kona cross bike ("jake the snake" model!) with metal studded tires.
09-12-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By climberguy

When I saw the thread title "Second Century" I...

When I saw the thread title "Second Century" I thought it was about someone still riding after their 100th birthday. Now that would be something to celebrate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,340
Posted By climberguy

I ride alone On a winter's day In a deep and...

I ride alone
On a winter's day
In a deep and dark December.

I used to ride in the afternoon
With Cecelia up on my Lemond,
But I left for a business trip,
When I come back to town someone's...
09-05-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,709
Posted By climberguy

I was out in the car and decided to check out a...

I was out in the car and decided to check out a new bike route. It was so hilly that when I got home I had to take a nap.

That's my test for hilly.
08-25-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,250
Posted By climberguy

What sCOOL said. In my area if I tell someone I'm...

What sCOOL said. In my area if I tell someone I'm going biking, their next sentence includes the word Harley.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,792
Posted By climberguy

Slow down and wave 'em past, or speed up and drop...

Slow down and wave 'em past, or speed up and drop 'em. Or if you want to ride with them, ask them to take a turn pulling.
08-16-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By climberguy

Looks like a beauty. Have fun. I like the...

Looks like a beauty. Have fun.

I like the purple. What's the vintage? (year)
08-15-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By climberguy

Thanks. I ordered that color when I bought the...

Thanks. I ordered that color when I bought the bike, and had to wait a few days for the LBS to get it in.
08-15-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By climberguy

Not a photo of my bike, but here's the model and...

Not a photo of my bike, but here's the model and color scheme.
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Mine looks exactly like this.
08-15-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By climberguy

Compliment, I think

I was riding my Tarmac Expert (silver with red trim on the frame) this morning at a moderate pace through a quiet neighborhood, where the houses are close to the street. Up ahead I saw two...
08-14-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,288
Posted By climberguy

Thanks for correction; I was reading too fast. ...

Thanks for correction; I was reading too fast.

I hope the investigation is able to reveal more about the cause or contributing factors, although none of that will undo the tragic loss.
08-14-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By climberguy

I've been using Wiley X Air Rage for several...

I've been using Wiley X Air Rage for several years. Single prescription lens (for distance), light sensitive (Photoptic--darkens in brighter sunlight). Got polarized lens which I won't do again, as...
08-14-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,288
Posted By climberguy

Very sad and tragic. The linked story said...

Very sad and tragic.

The linked story said that while the accident is under investigation, impaired driving may have been involved. If so, there's less chance that bike tail lights and bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,761
Posted By climberguy

I wear solar screen sleeves and lots of sunblock...

I wear solar screen sleeves and lots of sunblock elsewhere. A good tan now will come back years later as sun damage or worse. YMMV, though I doubt it.
08-10-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,250
Posted By climberguy

The issue of cycling clothing has been debated...

The issue of cycling clothing has been debated frequently. Wear what you are comfortable with. I wear bib shorts and jerseys for fit and function. I wear bright colors so car drivers can see me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,971
Posted By climberguy

Air hockey. Shooting baskets. Yoga. Weights. Rock...

Air hockey. Shooting baskets. Yoga. Weights. Rock climbing. Recovery from surgery. Hiking.
08-04-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,740
Posted By climberguy

Belt and suspenders. I don't fancy walking for...

Belt and suspenders. I don't fancy walking for miles in cleats.
08-02-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,339
Posted By climberguy

I don't keep a running total, and don't even...

I don't keep a running total, and don't even record every ride, but not a lot of miles this year, due to injury.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,886
Posted By climberguy

^^^ Wow, I didn't know Felt made unicycles.

^^^ Wow, I didn't know Felt made unicycles.
07-27-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,829
Posted By climberguy

I don't mean to make light of this--it looks like...

I don't mean to make light of this--it looks like a worthwhile effort. But it almost seems in my area that a much smaller list would be the courteous and considerate drivers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,117
Posted By climberguy

I weigh less than 140 and can't sprint or TT. ...

I weigh less than 140 and can't sprint or TT.

In an earlier life I occasionally played at being a mountain climber (not on a bike).
07-25-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,484
Posted By climberguy

As usual, Bill's got it right. On NBC not only...

As usual, Bill's got it right. On NBC not only are the commercials overwhelming but the main announcers are really hard to put up with--repetitive, overly dramatic (guy goes 10m out in front and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,319
Posted By climberguy

Well, since you asked for help, I'd start by...

Well, since you asked for help, I'd start by suggesting that you take what some guy at Performance says with a grain of salt.
07-25-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,896
Posted By climberguy

"Why do they say XX has won the Tour de...

"Why do they say XX has won the Tour de France...?"

I think they must mean "xXx has won the Tour...". xXx (Triple X) was the character Vin Diesel played in a movie of the same name. He was an...
07-25-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By climberguy

You're not only getting stronger, you're getting...

You're not only getting stronger, you're getting younger--in physiological terms. Keep up the good work.
07-21-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By climberguy

I'd like to do this. I have a nerve injury to my...

I'd like to do this. I have a nerve injury to my leg and cycling irritates it. But my gym doesn't have one. Getting on the floor behind a regular or stationary bicycle to pedal with the hands isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By climberguy

Riding a mountain bike "on pave"? I was hoping...

Riding a mountain bike "on pave"? I was hoping this would be a cobblestone thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By climberguy

A number of riders (and bike manufacturers) are...

A number of riders (and bike manufacturers) are using 52/36 crank sets these days. It's my current preference. It's a good middle option between standard and compact. I found the 34t chainring to be...
07-19-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By climberguy

I don't do Strava but it seems to motivate you....

I don't do Strava but it seems to motivate you. "Good on you" as the Assuies say. Sounds like you've built up some significant fitness.
07-19-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By climberguy

Glad you're OK and the tire held up back to the...

Glad you're OK and the tire held up back to the car. But I have to ask: did all that damage come from one episode of braking? If so, I'd wonder how tough the tires actually are. If the tires were...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,943
Posted By climberguy

Colnago C59. No other bike of mine has been close.

Colnago C59. No other bike of mine has been close.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,249
Posted By climberguy

It's difficult to determine the cause in your...

It's difficult to determine the cause in your case without knowing your experience in cycling, your age, your riding intensity (including hills and sprints), how many days per week you ride, other...
07-16-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By climberguy

For some people, after a hard ride, two rest days...

For some people, after a hard ride, two rest days can be better for recovery than one. YMMV. Use trial and error and find what works best for you.
07-15-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,283
Posted By climberguy

"Does your spouse ride with you?" Don't...

"Does your spouse ride with you?"

Don't have one of those any more--didn't work out. I'm hoping to get my boys to ride with me but they don't seem ready for it yet. They're 9 and 11.
07-15-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By climberguy

I have several bikes but no "spares." (That is,...

I have several bikes but no "spares." (That is, like spare tires, stored away for an emergency or when the main one breaks down.) Each bike serves a purpose and gets some use.

I try to follow the...
07-13-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,123
Posted By climberguy

On the up side: I now ride better bikes, and am...

On the up side: I now ride better bikes, and am fortunate enough to have to choose which one to ride on a given day. On the down side: injury recovery takes longer; I need to be more patient and wait...
07-13-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,497
Posted By climberguy

Well, at the risk of stating the obvious: one...

Well, at the risk of stating the obvious: one 17-mile section (didn't they use kilometers?) is not a race average. Factors such as gradient, wind speed and direction, the point in the race (usually a...
05-03-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,094
Posted By climberguy

I'm not sure I have an "age-related perspective."...

I'm not sure I have an "age-related perspective." Experience-related, I can understand. That can come from anybody who has been engaged in some activity for a while, even at age 35, example, if...
05-02-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,324
Posted By climberguy

I've done a fast cleanse of my bike after riding...

I've done a fast cleanse of my bike after riding in the rain, but otherwise, no.
04-05-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By climberguy

Some people only wash their hands in the men's...

Some people only wash their hands in the men's room if they see others in the room doing so.
04-01-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,591
Posted By climberguy

Lumbar surgery twice in the last 18 months. I...

Lumbar surgery twice in the last 18 months. I figure that should keep the lower back quiet for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,483
Posted By climberguy

To be honest, I'm the little engine that couldn't.

To be honest, I'm the little engine that couldn't.
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