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06-13-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By rayooo

I'd kept in reasonable physical shape starting in...

I'd kept in reasonable physical shape starting in my mid-20's, thankfully! ...with more than a few times over the years falling-off-the wagon for periods of time for various reasons.

One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,408
Posted By rayooo

Ah, ah, life's conundrum yet again. I've...

Ah, ah, life's conundrum yet again. I've definitely "justified" spending $$ on all kinds of bike parts/pieces to save a few grams here and there. Sometimes even fairly substantial amounts.

No...
06-07-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,528
Posted By rayooo

Considering the very sizable amount of $$ I've...

Considering the very sizable amount of $$ I've pi$$ed away in my life at the ripe age of 66.... and I've been so very blessed to have it to pi$$ away. Spending $10k on a bike, considering all the...
05-31-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,711
Posted By rayooo

All I know is it takes me a matter of minutes...

All I know is it takes me a matter of minutes when in-the-garage sitting on a bucket. On the road, cars passing, in the grass.. it always seems to take longer (much sometimes) for some reason.
My...
05-18-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,864
Posted By rayooo

Always do.

Always do.
05-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By rayooo

Absolutely gorgeous! ENJOY!

Absolutely gorgeous! ENJOY!
05-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By rayooo

The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor.....

'what a story....
https://news.wttw.com/2019/05/13/world-s-fastest-man-remembers-cyclist-marshall-major-taylor
Replies: 53
Views: 2,770
Posted By rayooo

Wow, sorry to hear this story! I've (so far)...

Wow, sorry to hear this story!

I've (so far) had good luck with Wiggle/Chain Reaction. When incorrect parts were sent, they promptly sent correct ones. However, I've not had to return anything...
05-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,600
Posted By rayooo

For me personally, it's a slight nose-down...

For me personally, it's a slight nose-down position that I've settled on. Pretty much just a trial and error approach got me where I am.

I do find that with nose up, on steep climbs, I have on...
05-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,142
Posted By rayooo

I've fallen a few times over the years since...

I've fallen a few times over the years since going clipless. Fortunately just a bit of road rash. As long as I'm paying attention it's all been good, only my own mental lapses have resulted in a...
05-10-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By rayooo

Same on mine (Ultegra) and it is possible to miss...

Same on mine (Ultegra) and it is possible to miss adjust things such that the low trim is virtually non existent. It took me awhile to get a proper setup, some trial-and-error. (ok many) I did...
05-10-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By rayooo

Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops...

Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops raining. :)
Forum: Foo
04-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By rayooo

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Cold again... If not for the early spring colors, it feels like late...
04-27-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By rayooo

I seem to recall urban-legend that stated yes,...

I seem to recall urban-legend that stated yes, frequent "emissions" helped reduce Prostate Cancer... I also think I read that there's no real scientific proof of this.

No matter what the case, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,857
Posted By rayooo

I do generally in colder temps.... occasionally...

I do generally in colder temps.... occasionally when real hot out to help a little with sweat.
Forum: Introductions
04-24-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By rayooo

Welcome! I'm still new around here myself. It's...

Welcome! I'm still new around here myself. It's a great place for cyclists!
04-14-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,419
Posted By rayooo

I've been using the Finish Line Dry stuff for...

I've been using the Finish Line Dry stuff for awhile now. I only use WD40 for cleaning chain prior to re-lubing with the Finish Line- it's definitely less messy than some, seems to work fine.
04-13-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By rayooo

Great looking bike for sure! enjoy and ride safe!

Great looking bike for sure! enjoy and ride safe!
04-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,989
Posted By rayooo

'tried padded shorts from time to time, no real...

'tried padded shorts from time to time, no real benefit, even on long rides. pad-less for me.
04-12-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By rayooo

Ha, Cool, thanks! I've got to remember this......

Ha, Cool, thanks! I've got to remember this... FAE! fundamental attribution error! I don't think I've done it yet today, but, there's still time! :)
04-12-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By rayooo

It's been my experience that, people who cycle-...

It's been my experience that, people who cycle- make mistakes, do stupid things, etc.etc. from time to time. Myself Included.... People in cars- make mistakes, do stupid things, etc.etc. from time...
04-12-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By rayooo

Fabric Line Shallow Pro for me, 'pretty...

Fabric Line Shallow Pro for me, 'pretty lightweight, firm but not hard, a bit expensive but the same model with metal rails is less so. (although a bit heavier)
04-12-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By rayooo

Speaking of a broken saddle.... I fell the...

Speaking of a broken saddle....
I fell the other day (own stupidity, no damage to me) but I heard a CRACK when landing.... I got up and found my saddle had cracked down the center (one of those...
04-09-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By rayooo

Exactly my experience as well, a little tweaking...

Exactly my experience as well, a little tweaking can eliminate all dragging. Obviously a warped rotor can cause a bit of dragging also, which can usually be eliminated or at least minimized also.
04-07-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By rayooo

No insects here.. Yet, in Northern NJ... but it...

No insects here.. Yet, in Northern NJ... but it was a wonderful day yesterday and today. Got a great ride in yesterday, 52mi around northwest NJ. Lots of gravel, potholes, cracks etc. to contend...
Forum: Introductions
04-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By rayooo

Welcome back! 'yesterday was finally a real...

Welcome back! 'yesterday was finally a real nice day here also! (New Jersey) Spring has sprung!
04-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,308
Posted By rayooo

Absolutely! ...

Absolutely!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,185
Posted By rayooo

I never thought about it much... until now... ...

I never thought about it much... until now...

I'm sloped.

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04-06-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By rayooo

I've been using my phone (iPhone) for years......

I've been using my phone (iPhone) for years... Map My Ride and more recently Strava. Both work quite well although I'm fully switched over the Strava now and like it.
'probably didn't need to but:...
04-06-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 69,101
Posted By rayooo

52.6 miles great weather today finally! ...

52.6 miles great weather today finally!
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,724
Posted By rayooo

Lots of Cycling and a little drinking... works...

Lots of Cycling and a little drinking... works for me,
04-03-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,787
Posted By rayooo

Fage Greek fat free plain, 'goes pretty will on a...

Fage Greek fat free plain, 'goes pretty will on a baked potato as a "fake" sour cream. Oikos Triple zero.. and Chobani now and then.
03-30-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By rayooo

55! wow fantastic! On both the weight loss and...

55! wow fantastic!
On both the weight loss and the new ride! (nice bike!) enjoy them both! :)
03-30-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By rayooo

I swear I've seen this somewhere over the...

I swear I've seen this somewhere over the years... I think on those single gear shore-bikes where ya sit straight up with the big bars and cruise around flat smooth roads near the beach. (Jersey...
03-30-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,786
Posted By rayooo

I'm a boomer! 'been riding for ages... I'm...

I'm a boomer! 'been riding for ages... I'm enjoying it more than ever over the last few years. Thankfully I've been blessed to remain bicycle-capable as the years pile on!
03-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By rayooo

Bontrager XXX available with 20mm setback.. if...

Bontrager XXX available with 20mm setback.. if that would work..., but it's crazy expensive.
03-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By rayooo

:) Beautiful! She's Queen of the Hill(s)!!

:) Beautiful! She's Queen of the Hill(s)!!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By rayooo

I always tighten the axle on my bikes with the...

I always tighten the axle on my bikes with the bike sitting on the floor and adding just a bit of weight with my hand prior to tightening. Otherwise if tightening on the stand, the axle/wheel...
03-20-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By rayooo

For me, only a few outside rides this winter in...

For me, only a few outside rides this winter in the Northeast US, those were mostly trail. I was able to do a lot of indoor work to keep as fit as possible thankfully.
Just the last week or two...
Forum: Introductions
03-10-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By rayooo

Hello from NJ.. Welcome!

Hello from NJ.. Welcome!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,945
Posted By rayooo

wow, looks like the ride is tomorrow! Good luck!...

wow, looks like the ride is tomorrow! Good luck! no doubt you'll hammer the ride with ease!
03-08-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By rayooo

While I was recovering, I noticed early on the...

While I was recovering, I noticed early on the flexibility in my "bad" knee had decreased considerably... (scar tissue after the repair?) Cycling and even rowing machine seemed to be a painless way...
03-08-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By rayooo

wow, thanks so much everyone for the great...

wow, thanks so much everyone for the great feedback! I'm definitely going to keep going on the current plan.. but continuing to be just a bit careful when OOS.
Now if I could just get outside to...
03-07-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By rayooo

Out of the Saddle riding VS Knees

Many years ago I had a knee issue (torn meniscus). At the time I somehow felt that the issue happened when I was messing around on the bike, out of the saddle..

Since that time I've continued...
03-05-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,438
Posted By rayooo

I just turned 66... cycling, hiking and other...

I just turned 66... cycling, hiking and other activities will continue for many years if I have anything to say about it! Ok, at 80 I'll cut down just a little. :)
Forum: Commuting
03-05-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,787
Posted By rayooo

Spring is coming! :)

Spring is coming! :)
03-05-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,544
Posted By rayooo

For me personally, it's always been about basic...

For me personally, it's always been about basic calories in vs calories out. The basic "formula" always works. It's the actual doing/discipline to actually use the formula that counts first and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,389
Posted By rayooo

Absolutely fantastic! enjoy the miles!

Absolutely fantastic! enjoy the miles!
03-01-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,601
Posted By rayooo

For me, being an Audiophile is considerably more...

For me, being an Audiophile is considerably more expensive than Cycling, Depending on how deep ($$) one wants to dive into a given hobby, many can be hideously expensive.
High End audio and...
02-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By rayooo

wow, absolutely gorgeous! thanks for the...

wow, absolutely gorgeous! thanks for the pictures!
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