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11-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,647
Posted By donheff

The Dory sounds great. I will keep it in mind...

The Dory sounds great. I will keep it in mind for a future trip.
10-28-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By donheff

Light Weight Step Thru ebikes

I am curious about whether I am missing out on options for a good light weight step thru ebike. I switched to an ebike recently from a custom steel touring bike because of health issues...
10-03-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By donheff

Read Bicycle Quarterly and you will be compelled...

Read Bicycle Quarterly and you will be compelled to try Rene Herse.
10-02-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By donheff

Thanks. I updated and reposted over there. I...

Thanks. I updated and reposted over there. I found that I can get a feed for the entire board but that is way to much to sort through. I just want to see 50+ and Pills and Ills.
10-02-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By donheff

What's with the RSS feeds?

I used to keep up with the 50+ forum and PIlls and Ills using the Feedly RSS reader. For months now, those feeds are unreachable. I can get a feed to all posts across the entire board but that is...
10-01-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By donheff

What happened to the RSS feed?

I used to monitor this forum and participate in discussions but I did it through the RSS feed. Does anyone know why Bike Forums discontinued RSS? I don't have the patience to log into individual...
09-30-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

Heh Bert. Nice to hear from you. I'm doing well....

Heh Bert. Nice to hear from you. I'm doing well. I started taking CD/LD shortly after I started this thread and things have remained roughly the same since. I'm still regularly riding although I...
07-14-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By donheff

Thoughts on the Turbo Vado SL and the Cannondale Quick Neo SL

I am planning to buy an ebike this year or early next. I need a lightweight step through. Step through because I have Parkinson's and am getting stiffer by the year. Light because I want to be able...
12-30-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,005
Posted By donheff

I assume you mean tires inflated to 60 pounds? I...

I assume you mean tires inflated to 60 pounds? I have 700x32s that I inflate to 60 pounds. I have used CO2 cartridges a few times with no problems. I just shoot it till the tire feels hard. When...
12-27-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By donheff

I turned 73 this year and ride about 20 miles a...

I turned 73 this year and ride about 20 miles a day. I am still comfortable with longer rides but don't go after them. I have Parkinson's so things may slow down further over the next decade but...
11-05-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,171
Posted By donheff

when I was 65 I had a custom steel sport touring...

when I was 65 I had a custom steel sport touring frame built and outfitted it with drop bars and SRAM Force drive train. A couple of years ago I put in Shmano GRX to ease my aching bones. Then a year...
10-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,589
Posted By donheff

My wife had similar issues with statins but she...

My wife had similar issues with statins but she has very high cholesterol and wants it lower. She has good results with Repatha, an injectable non statin. She had to jump through a lot of hoops to...
10-13-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,171
Posted By donheff

I'm 73 with Parkinson's. I ride a custom sport...

I'm 73 with Parkinson's. I ride a custom sport touring frame with drop bars. I don't use the drops but like being able to move from the hoods to the tops. I had the bike built for a more upright...
10-12-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

I forgot to follow-up after I started meds in...

I forgot to follow-up after I started meds in late February. My MDS started me on a low dose of carbidopa/levidopa (Sinemet). So far so good. The drugs eliminated my mild tremor and improved...
09-28-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,085
Posted By donheff

Wide tires

I am currently riding Gatorskin 700x32 tires on my steel sport touring bike. They are coming up on renewal time and I am interested in going even wider with lower pressure. I was pointed toward...
09-26-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,647
Posted By donheff

DW and I have done about 12 trips with VBT. They...

DW and I have done about 12 trips with VBT. They have all been excellent. They are pricey but better than Backroads even though they often stay at the same places. We are scheduled for the...
09-16-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,086
Posted By donheff

Over the past 15 years since I re-engaged in...

Over the past 15 years since I re-engaged in cycling I have occasionally ridden no hands to stretch out. I never did anything with my hands while doing it since I didn't want to risk a crash. A...
09-11-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By donheff

I take NR. What study are you talking about?

I take NR. What study are you talking about?
08-13-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By donheff

I'm more worried about the dog than you. Did the...

I'm more worried about the dog than you. Did the poor thing have to run on the tri back?
06-30-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By donheff

6:30 AM and I am getting ready to ride in 30...

6:30 AM and I am getting ready to ride in 30 minutes. Hot and humid in DC.
06-20-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,749
Posted By donheff

I am a couple of months short of 73 and have been...

I am a couple of months short of 73 and have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I am still riding but my trips have gotten shorter (typically 20 miles with a snack break mid way) and any kind...
06-18-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,590
Posted By donheff

As others said, set up an account with SS. They...

As others said, set up an account with SS. They have all the info you need. Their basic estimate assumes you will keep working at your current salary until retirement but they have worksheets that...
05-25-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By donheff

My wife had a hip replacement in November and has...

My wife had a hip replacement in November and has been back on the bike since decent weather returned to DC in March. I broke my hip a few years back and was off the bike for several months but back...
04-24-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,952
Posted By donheff

I use Procreate. I did a little drawing with...

I use Procreate. I did a little drawing with pencil and paper about 15 years ago and then briefly tried drawing on a Wacom tablet and enjoyed that but dropped it after a month or two. I got the...
04-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,952
Posted By donheff

I have been fooling around with drawing on my new...

I have been fooling around with drawing on my new iPad mini. Here is a self portrait using a recent photo as a guide.
...
04-21-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,123
Posted By donheff

I used to do 6 or 7 core exercises from Body by...

I used to do 6 or 7 core exercises from Body by Science two or three times a week at the gym. Since the pandemic I replaced them with home exercises: dumbel curls, pullups/chinups, pushups, planks,...
04-17-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By donheff

I had a compression fracture a few years back. I...

I had a compression fracture a few years back. I had to lay off everything for a while and then it got better. It hasn't effected my riding at all.
04-13-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,286
Posted By donheff

Current ratio is 1:4. Over the years I have had...

Current ratio is 1:4. Over the years I have had an additional 6 or so bikes and about nine real cars. I also had a few clunkers for very short periods of time but I don't count them.
04-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By donheff

I got an iPad mini for reading and then realized...

I got an iPad mini for reading and then realized I could draw on it with an Apple Pencil and the Procreate app. It is lots of fun but not art (in my hands, although it is in others).

From the...
04-06-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By donheff

A cyclist on the English Landscape

This article in the NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/travel/sussex-bicycle-portraits.html) has beautiful photos by an English cyclist. I was inspired to render one as best I could on my iPad...
04-03-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,872
Posted By donheff

I don't believe this is true. I have a number of...

I don't believe this is true. I have a number of friends who have been smoking it (now vaporizing) on a daily basis for 50+ years and get as high as ever without increasing volume. They are certainly...
03-20-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,885
Posted By donheff

I would guess that accidents are up because more...

I would guess that accidents are up because more people are riding bikes and many of them are pandemic newbies. That said, I have become more cautious in recent years. I'm 72 and broke my hip in a...
02-27-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

Thanks. I read about Rock Steady Boxing and...

Thanks. I read about Rock Steady Boxing and could not find any classes in the DC area. I have joined a three times weekly Zoom session coached by a guy who was on the board of the organization. It...
02-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,503
Posted By donheff

I have a very small garage so I hang mine by the...

I have a very small garage so I hang mine by the wheels from hooks near the side wall. We have four of them.
01-27-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,260
Posted By donheff

Thatís a better range than I expected. Maybe I...

Thatís a better range than I expected. Maybe I donít need to be as concerned as I thought.
01-27-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,260
Posted By donheff

Good for you. I am not quite ready to buy but...

Good for you. I am not quite ready to buy but keep lurking like you did. My criteria match your to a T. The Vado you bought would be a good possibility but I have a question about the battery in...
01-27-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,979
Posted By donheff

I use an old Kinetic and just do sets of boring...

I use an old Kinetic and just do sets of boring intermittent sprints in front of the TV. I don't have a clue about these smart trainers, Zwift, etc. I would like to find a more interesting visual...
01-25-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

My MDS recommended LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD. I was...

My MDS recommended LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD. I was skeptical about LOUD - 4 sessions for 4 weeks on voice, what could you do? But, I have been impressed. My voice is much improved and I am even...
01-21-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

Thanks qcpmsame. It's good to hear you have been...

Thanks qcpmsame. It's good to hear you have been able to keep riding. I found the Davis Phinney Foundation right after I got diagnosed and both downloaded and got a hard copy of their book -- as...
01-16-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,786
Posted By donheff

Thank you. Mine is very mild so far so I hope to...

Thank you. Mine is very mild so far so I hope to get quite a few more years of riding in. Exercise in general, and cycling in particular, are good for people with Parkinson's.
01-16-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,786
Posted By donheff

I recently swapped Shimano GRX into my custom...

I recently swapped Shimano GRX into my custom bike. 46/30 front, 11/30 rear. I don't need a big front ring anymore. The only conceivable use for me would be trying to blast past reasonable on a...
12-29-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

Thanks. I am aware of the potential cognitive...

Thanks. I am aware of the potential cognitive issues. So far I haven't had any (or haven't noticed them) :) My biggest concern with cognitive issues is anything concerning our finances. I have gone...
12-27-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By donheff

Riding with Parkinson's Disease

I'm curious if anyone out there has any lessons learned from riding with Parkinson's. I'm 72 and was diagnosed in October. I have a mild resting tremor in my right hand and my other cluster of...
12-06-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,571
Posted By donheff

I just turned 72 and geared down my custom steel...

I just turned 72 and geared down my custom steel bike to Shimano GRX. I don't own an eBike yet but the few times I have ridden them they were a blast, especially on hills. It's like having 25 mph...
12-03-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By donheff

I have developed an audible popping under my...

I have developed an audible popping under my right knee cap occasionally when I stand up from sitting (not on my bike). It doesn't hurt but it was a little alarming because it feels like something...
11-01-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,161
Posted By donheff

Thanks I need a tutorial on embedding.

Thanks I need a tutorial on embedding.
11-01-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,161
Posted By donheff

I was just diagnosed with Parkinson's a couple of...

I was just diagnosed with Parkinson's a couple of weeks ago at age 72. Mild tremors in my right arm prompted me to Google it and I got one of those "oh, my" moments when I saw the list of non-motor...
09-30-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,480
Posted By donheff

+1. I too have done this and been alerted to how...

+1. I too have done this and been alerted to how dangerous some roads are that feel OK while on the bike. A tight curve on a shoulder-less road is an accident waiting to happen. I dropped a couple...
09-09-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,606
Posted By donheff

I used to play roller hockey. A good roller...

I used to play roller hockey. A good roller blader can really move. And, no, I wasn't one of them. :)
08-27-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By donheff

What do people do when the temperature drops...

What do people do when the temperature drops below freezing. Is keeping the bike plugged in sufficient to maintain the battery or does the battery need to go in the house?
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