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10-17-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,964
Posted By PALux

I also suffered from numbness in my hands. I...

I also suffered from numbness in my hands. I also have a shoulder that would ache really bad after a long ride, the results of a tear years ago. I have 2 flat bar bikes and even with bar ends there...
09-02-05, 02:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,233
Posted By PALux

Didn’t start smoking until I was about 20 and in...

Didn’t start smoking until I was about 20 and in the army. Anyone remember taking a break and the NCO saying “light up if you have them, the rest fall in over here for police call”? Smoked heavily...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By PALux

Looks like I am the oldest to date. I turned 63...

Looks like I am the oldest to date. I turned 63 in May. Been commuting daily and year round since June '99. About 2,200 miles commuting and another 2,400 miles of club rides annually.
Phil
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-05, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By PALux

I have a Cannondale T2000, a Specialized...

I have a Cannondale T2000, a Specialized Crossroads and a Specialized FSR Enduro Comp mountain bike. I have about 21,000 miles on them since returning to riding in ’99. I was suffering from sever...
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By PALux

No more hand pain or cramping…. Even on my 5.2...

No more hand pain or cramping…. Even on my 5.2 mile commute my hands were becoming numb. Secondary is less butt pain and numbness. I just completed a 450 mile solo tour that was originally planed...
08-11-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By PALux

Rossy: Stop taking Lipitor immediately. I was...

Rossy: Stop taking Lipitor immediately. I was taking Gemfibrozil with similar side effects. Later I read on-line the following:

“If you experience any of the following serious side effects,...
08-09-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,513
Posted By PALux

5' 8", 230 and I always wear road bike shorts or...

5' 8", 230 and I always wear road bike shorts or bibs and cycle jersys. Bibs should be considered road bike shorts. Bibs are a royal pain when you "have to go" under less than perfect...
07-08-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,407
Posted By PALux

I turned 63 in May. I can’t say that I feel...

I turned 63 in May. I can’t say that I feel stronger but I know that I am. Just riding recently and was thinking I sure don’t feel like I am 63.

Tomorrow I will attempt to ride the 206 mile...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By PALux

I have suffered with numbness for years. I have...

I have suffered with numbness for years. I have found that flat bar bikes are the worst. There are not enough different hand positions even with bar ends. I cannot work the numbness out even many...
06-30-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By PALux

I've been on allopurinol for almost 10 years. ...

I've been on allopurinol for almost 10 years. The only flareup happened when I was involved in a gout study about 4 years ago and I was off meds for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks I was having...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By PALux

10.4 rt for 2,200+ commute a year and 2,400+...

10.4 rt for 2,200+ commute a year and 2,400+ recreation miles annually.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-05, 03:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,299
Posted By PALux

When I started commuting again in ’99 I had a ’80...

When I started commuting again in ’99 I had a ’80 Motobecane touring bike and an old 10 speed backup. I had stopped commuting when I returned from Germany in ’81 after getting run off the road...
06-30-05, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By PALux

Follow rmfnla's advice and loosen the chain. Is...

Follow rmfnla's advice and loosen the chain. Is the chain new? Are the sprockets new? Are the chain and sprockets matched? If no to any have a lbs check the chain and sprockets for wear. It...
06-30-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By PALux

Don't go out and buy 700c wheels until you know...

Don't go out and buy 700c wheels until you know for sure your brakes will reach. Even then you may loose a lot of braking power as the pads are so far away from the mounting point. I bought a new...
06-30-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By PALux

I just posted in BB problems. Follow capwater's...

I just posted in BB problems. Follow capwater's advice and check your pedals. Sounds just like the problem I had with pedals. 20,000 miles and I guess they can get tired. Good pedals can be...
06-30-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By PALux

Don't overlook the pedals. I thought I had a...

Don't overlook the pedals. I thought I had a crank problem that turned out to be a pedal going bad. If not it is lbs time for adjustment or replacement. Really work those pedals over though, lift,...
06-30-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,125
Posted By PALux

If you are feeling this imbalance at as slow as...

If you are feeling this imbalance at as slow as 10 mph I would definitely worry about it. What happens when you are in a 30+ mph downhill turn. It could cause immediate weight loss when you leave...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-05, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By PALux

Number one is always safety. For other I would...

Number one is always safety. For other I would suggest “Be Seen”. Most mornings and half my evening commutes are dark or nearly dark. I can’t do enough to be seen, dual headlights, dual...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,220
Posted By PALux

A) Systems programmer IBM mainframe B) 5.2...

A) Systems programmer IBM mainframe
B) 5.2 miles one way
C) Shower and change at work
D) Bike rack on first floor of stairwell
E) Just starting 7th year average 215 days per year
F) Year...
Forum: Touring
06-10-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By PALux

I purchased my T2000 in November of 2001. I have...

I purchased my T2000 in November of 2001. I have put 13,300 miles on it commuting and club rides. I am heavy and initially I had problems with spokes. Finally had the lbs respoke the rear wheel...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By PALux

Thanks everyone for the fastbacksystem link. I...

Thanks everyone for the fastbacksystem link. I would like to have a pack that fits between the mesh and seat frame bars. 50 to 70 oz would be fine. I want to use a aerotrunk when I tour this...
06-08-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,486
Posted By PALux

This was way more than normal harassment. I...

This was way more than normal harassment. I always carry a pen or pencil and some scraps of paper plus a cell phone for my commutes. I would have stopped, written down his license number and turned...
06-08-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By PALux

You have to ride regularly. I like to think that...

You have to ride regularly. I like to think that 5 days a week at least 10 miles per day and in about one month you will be able to extend this without major pain. I started commuting 5 miles one...
06-08-05, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,796
Posted By PALux

If you want junk mail, be forced to be a member...

If you want junk mail, be forced to be a member of NEA, National Education Association. I average 1 to 2 pieces a day. That is just with their name on the mailings. I have no idea how many pieces...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,623
Posted By PALux

Go right up the chain until you find who...

Go right up the chain until you find who authorized the sign posting. You may find no one authorized it. If some low level manager authorized it go over their head. You have a right to be heard. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,540
Posted By PALux

In ’99 I was 265lbs, diabetic, about 1 level of...

In ’99 I was 265lbs, diabetic, about 1 level of pills away from insulin dependence with high blood pressure and with cholesterol way out of control. My commute was 5 miles. On my first ride I rode...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,930
Posted By PALux

Coworkers taunts.... I invite them on a short...

Coworkers taunts.... I invite them on a short Saturday or Sunday ride from my house in Tacoma to Stewart Meats (best jerky around) in Mckenna WA. Just a little 40 mile jaunt down a busy highway. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By PALux

All my helmets have a visor. Most sit too high...

All my helmets have a visor. Most sit too high on the helmet. On a df bike you can tip your head enough to make the visor work. It is still bad in the afternoon going south in that the sun would...
06-01-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,712
Posted By PALux

Saturday the 28th rode 18 miles to grandaughters...

Saturday the 28th rode 18 miles to grandaughters karate tournament. Monday the 30th rode 77 miles in the 7 Hills of Kirkland. I rode the 11 hills route on my new recumbent. Tuesday and Wednesday...
06-01-05, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By PALux

On daily commute rides I start with a regular...

On daily commute rides I start with a regular breakfast. I do ride 80 to 100+ miles club rides most weekends. Many are some distance from where I live so I and another rider carpool. We stop at...
06-01-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By PALux

50... You are just a kid. Glad you quit...

50... You are just a kid. Glad you quit smoking. Bicycling is a good way to keep the habit kicked. I have never seen a rider taking a smoke break on any scheduled ride I am on. I posted some...
06-01-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By PALux

Pick a distance, 8 to 15 miles. Find a trail or...

Pick a distance, 8 to 15 miles.
Find a trail or bicycle path.
Ride easy.
Ride at least 5 days a week for 1 month. Take a day or two off for each 5 day stint.
You will hurt for the first week,...
06-01-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By PALux

I am 63 and am no longer out to break any speed...

I am 63 and am no longer out to break any speed records. My goals are to finish the centuries before they close the starting points. I commute daily and push myself some of the time. I used a...
06-01-05, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By PALux

Back in ’79 I was commuting on an old 3 speed...

Back in ’79 I was commuting on an old 3 speed when I got my first 10 speed. I looked at that narrow saddle and decided to replace it with the sprung saddle off the 3 speed. The first ride to work...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By PALux

My first weeks on a TE

I am 63, commute daily, and bicycle for fun and my health. I am working on the 4th week on my TE. I now have about 350 miles. Two weeks ago I rode an 81 mile ride, 2 County Double Metric Century,...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By PALux

I wear hearing aids and most drivers pass so fast...

I wear hearing aids and most drivers pass so fast I only hear 1 or 2 words. I know when they are mad and just smile and wave. Those that go slow enough to hear "get on the sidewalk", I tell them...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-05, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By PALux

I work 7-4 while schools are in session and...

I work 7-4 while schools are in session and 6-4:30 during the summer. Since '99 my commute starts at 5:30 AM. For six weeks during the summer I start an hour earlier. Not quite as early as you but...
05-26-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By PALux

Stacy, a local club member rode your ride this...

Stacy, a local club member rode your ride this year. He talked about it briefly at the last club meeting. Said it was great and he would be going back. My biggest ride is the STP with 8,000...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By PALux

Without a helmet, even a little trip around the...

Without a helmet, even a little trip around the block to check tuning of my bikes, and I feel naked. I would not be without a helmet. I’d much rather crush a little geeky fiberglass than some very...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By PALux

That could be me though I got him by 10 years. I...

That could be me though I got him by 10 years. I didn't start as a lark but for my health. The benefits have been amazing. I am one of the lucky ones whose employeer provides lockers and showers. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,247
Posted By PALux

I commute on a north south main street 4 lanes...

I commute on a north south main street 4 lanes half the way and 2 lanes with enough room between parked cars and traffic to clear on the other half. After any rain lots of small gravel is deposited...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-05, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By PALux

Club members rave about the Shimano SPD sandals. ...

Club members rave about the Shimano SPD sandals. 6 years ago I purchased Performance MTB 2 strap leather shoes. They were the only wide ones I could find and have been very comfortable. I have...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,568
Posted By PALux

360 degree power, no straps to loosen to get out,...

360 degree power, no straps to loosen to get out, and once adjusted your foot is always on the right position on the pedal. I have never fallen with clipless though I have had several falls with...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,247
Posted By PALux

I have been commuting daily since 1999, putting...

I have been commuting daily since 1999, putting about 5,000 miles a year on 3 bikes. I average very close to $1,000 a year, sometimes more. My biggest cost is lights. I am a sucker for more and...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,595
Posted By PALux

I haven't tried the Eggbeaters but I commute...

I haven't tried the Eggbeaters but I commute daily on SPD pedals with Performance MTB shoes. I would never go back to toeclips which I have also put many thousands of miles with. No trouble getting...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By PALux

Just got my bent. Hope to do an easy 50 to 80...

Just got my bent. Hope to do an easy 50 to 80 miles Sunday and that will be my first long distance on it. Have done 9 club rides with 3 80+ and 2 100+ miles on my touring bike so far this year. ...
05-16-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By PALux

There are lots of good new bikes for your price...

There are lots of good new bikes for your price range. The only used bikes I see at the 6 lbs in my area are in the shop for maintenance not for sale. Do go to a good lbs and get fitted properly. ...
05-16-05, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By PALux

What did you do for your birthday?

I turned 63 on May 10th. For my birthday I rode my touring bike my age plus, 67.7 miles to be exact. A little rain and a head wind most of the way made less than perfect weather but it was good. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-05, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By PALux

For wet anything is better than flat rubber...

For wet anything is better than flat rubber platform pedals. I have ridden platforms, toe clips and now clipless. At each stage I was impressed and never looked back.

A good buy now could be the...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-05, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,310
Posted By PALux

Gearing and tires, not wheel size, make one bike...

Gearing and tires, not wheel size, make one bike faster than another. You could calculate similar speed per crank revolution and set up different gears for either wheel size. To me there is no...
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