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04-21-19, 06:45 AM
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Posted By ctpres

I believe it is adjustable fore and aft to align...

I believe it is adjustable fore and aft to align wheel. None needed on the other side.
04-19-19, 04:52 PM
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Posted By ctpres

22 mi at 10 mph avg. Plan was for 50=60 mi but 15...

22 mi at 10 mph avg. Plan was for 50=60 mi but 15 - 20 mph winds and open farm land killed that idea
04-17-19, 04:54 PM
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Posted By ctpres

62 mi 1/2 of ride w 15 plus headwinds and rain...

62 mi 1/2 of ride w 15 plus headwinds and rain near home. Had to call Mrs.
04-17-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By ctpres

Good eye.

Good eye.
04-17-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By ctpres

DIY Bike Badge

Instructions:
Grab bottle of favorite beer
Open and save cap
Enjoy your favorite brew
Put dab of silicon on inside of cap
Stick on headset stem...
04-14-19, 04:10 PM
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Posted By ctpres

23 mi on really windy day. Rode with grandson for...

23 mi on really windy day. Rode with grandson for the first time. Expected that he would run circles around me - ops - the other way around. Looks like it will be a long time before he can stay in...
04-13-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

Did the saw palmetto thing years ago - even...

Did the saw palmetto thing years ago - even participated in med study. Was in study about four years and they dropped the project due to no real positive results. Got worse eventually and doc put me...
04-12-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By ctpres

SO MUCH BETTER than my Ritchey WCS Streem. Based...

SO MUCH BETTER than my Ritchey WCS Streem. Based on what I know about saddles I guess it would fall into the medium padding category.
04-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By ctpres

" I did look at that but - Specialized Return...

" I did look at that but -
Specialized Return Policy - "If you are not satisfied with any item(s) you have received, you may return it/them for a full refund within 30 days of receipt. Return...
04-12-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

[QUOTE=csaxby;20878425] family members who live...

[QUOTE=csaxby;20878425] family members who live on the west side of the mountains right near the Puget Sound where it is significantly cooler. /QUOTE]
Wow - we spent four or five summers in Sequim...
04-12-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By ctpres

Since so many of you have helped I thought I...

Since so many of you have helped I thought I would keep you up to date on how I shopped.
OK: Specialized is out as only option I know of is store purchase ( we move around a lot,)
All leather :...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,113
Posted By ctpres

Bought my dream CF bike five years ago. Happy and...

Bought my dream CF bike five years ago. Happy and fast. Training hard for what will probably be my last century and decided I need a backup bike. Bought a $369 Vilano Forza. Set it up as close as I...
04-11-19, 06:03 AM
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Posted By ctpres

Carbonfiberboy: GREAT story.

Carbonfiberboy: GREAT story.
04-11-19, 06:00 AM
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Posted By ctpres

Finally back on training schedule. Long ride one...

Finally back on training schedule. Long ride one day trainer next day. 15 mi @ 14 mph on trainer.
04-10-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By ctpres

Put piece of tape on mount in the recess to...

Put piece of tape on mount in the recess to increase tension. Start with blue painters tape and move up to thicker duct tape as needed.
04-10-19, 07:34 AM
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Posted By ctpres

Back in the land of MANY cars and few safe...

Back in the land of MANY cars and few safe cycling roads. Going to be a real challenge find safe roads for serious long distance rides. 37 mi yesterday and ended up 10 mile from home with no safe way...
04-07-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By ctpres

Try this Hit & Run...

Try this Hit & Run (https://myfox8.com/2019/04/04/man-wanted-after-winston-salem-hit-and-run-leaves-65-year-old-bicyclist-seriously-injured/)
04-05-19, 12:31 PM
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Posted By ctpres

I love the part about 1931 model year. There are...

I love the part about 1931 model year. There are so few of us 80'ish guys still pedaling. WELCOME!
04-04-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By ctpres

When I went to aero bars - that is when I felt...

When I went to aero bars - that is when I felt the Ritchey was not working no matter how i adjusted it.
04-03-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By ctpres

Saddles!

Time to replace five year old Ritchey WCS Streem that came with my Zenetto. I am totally confused at this point. Looking for a saddle: longer rides say 40 to 75 miles with an occasional century with...
04-02-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,540
Posted By ctpres

Never sold a bike - always give em away to family...

Never sold a bike - always give em away to family or friends. BUT the Zenetto stays with me till death do us apart.
04-01-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24,660
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Posted By ctpres

My best long ride ever - 77 mi at 14.1 no aches...

My best long ride ever - 77 mi at 14.1 no aches no pains. Just three more miles and I could have got my birthday ride eary. I felt like Superman the entire ride. 175 miles for the week - not bad for...
03-30-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,544
Posted By ctpres

This is just the first step. The next is to...

This is just the first step. The next is to classify us a addicts along with ACA (addicted cyclists anonymous) meetings to help us get back to normal.
03-29-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24,660
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Posted By ctpres

Today -Wind warnings on Lake Okeechobee again....

Today -Wind warnings on Lake Okeechobee again. Went for a ride anyhow - at least most of the time it was cross wind - tilting bike 5 or 6 degrees. 41 miles @ 13.2 mph
Forum: For Sale
03-29-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By ctpres

Sold PM me.

Sold PM me.
03-29-19, 06:46 AM
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Posted By ctpres

Wind warning on Lake Okeechobee yesterday - so no...

Wind warning on Lake Okeechobee yesterday - so no ride on the dike yesterday - did 12 boring miles on the trainer.
03-29-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,430
Posted By ctpres

For PAINTED surface: Use baby shampoo as it does...

For PAINTED surface: Use baby shampoo as it does not leave a film. 1 oz. per 5 gal. bucket of water. Add ½ cup of food grade distilled white vinegar. It boosts the cleaning ability of the cleaner so...
03-28-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,793
Posted By ctpres

You are my man! I was brought up to respect my...

You are my man! I was brought up to respect my elders. I also will be 80, in about 45 more days. There are so few of us. If you are on Strava join the 80 plus club. We/the elders - need to show the...
03-28-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

EXCELLENT points to remember especially...

EXCELLENT points to remember especially sunsleeves - never thought about that. Thank You.
03-28-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By ctpres

How about an old/dead refrigerator? Light bulb...

How about an old/dead refrigerator? Light bulb inside to control humidity, paintable, easy to ad a lock, heavy enough to not be carried away and best of all free.
03-26-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24,660
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Posted By ctpres

30 mi @ 16.3 mph. No time for longer ride - so...

30 mi @ 16.3 mph. No time for longer ride - so many chores
03-26-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,334
Posted By ctpres

When you get OLD it's the only thing you can...

When you get OLD it's the only thing you can still do.
03-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

After thinking about all of the above - I have...

After thinking about all of the above - I have one question about core body temp. Checking what it is should be easy with oral thermometer. With a little searching I find that exercise can raise core...
03-25-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

Bandera - This ride is in your backyard. Shiner...

Bandera - This ride is in your backyard. Shiner Gasp 100 starts and ends Shiner this year - also they added 25 - 50 rides.
03-25-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

Overdress - I can do that - arm warmers, knee hi...

Overdress - I can do that - arm warmers, knee hi socks and keep the jersey zipper UP. Maybe even a cotton tee under jersey. I will play around with that.
03-25-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

Dropping weight is part of my plan but the most...

Dropping weight is part of my plan but the most difficult so far. Riding every other day but eating for every day rides. Just have to focus on the goal and resist temptation. I did move the beer to...
03-25-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

WOW! The more I ride the more I learn about my...

WOW! The more I ride the more I learn about my body. Kinda above my paygrade for reading but I think I get it. THank You.
03-24-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,783
Posted By ctpres

Dumbest is the one I did not do. Left seat angle...

Dumbest is the one I did not do. Left seat angle the same on my Zenetto for over five years. Now metal clamshells are frozen in carbon fiber seatpost.
03-24-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,013
Posted By ctpres

70 miles @13.3mph. Okeechobee dike and hwy 76 to...

70 miles @13.3mph. Okeechobee dike and hwy 76 to Indiantown and back. Add five more miles sometime in the next couple weeks and I will call myself ready for the 100 miler 5/4 in Shiner, TX. I was...
03-24-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By ctpres

Seat angle adjust problem

Just installed new saddle and want to make very slight angle adjustment. Won't move. Carbon fiber aero seat post and it has not been moved for over five years. Both metal clamshells are frozen. I...
03-24-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By ctpres

Training for hot weather

Early this summer I will be riding a century in south Texas with expected hi's in upper 90's. Five years ago I did the same ride and bike computer recorded over 100 at the end of the ride. No chance...
03-23-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,013
Posted By ctpres

20 mi on trainer. Making sure all bike equipment...

20 mi on trainer. Making sure all bike equipment is ready to hit the road in our motorhome and leave Okeechobee headed for Houston. No good long distance riding at most RV park areas so trainer will...
03-23-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,013
Posted By ctpres

BEAUTIFUL bike day on Lake Okeechobee dike...

BEAUTIFUL bike day on Lake Okeechobee dike yesterday. Cool , sunny and light winds and a plan for 50 miles. Just getting warmed up good and thump thump thump - flat. Found shade, removed wheel, new...
03-22-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,764
Posted By ctpres

Have no idea where I would fit in this...

Have no idea where I would fit in this discussion. At 80 I am currently riding over 100 mi a week averaging around 13 mph. Have expensive and cheap bikes. Ride clipless with full kit. No power meter....
03-20-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,013
Posted By ctpres

33 mi @ 12.6 on Okeechobee dike. NE winds made...

33 mi @ 12.6 on Okeechobee dike. NE winds made for a chilly ride.
Forum: Texas
03-20-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By ctpres

Shiner GASP century 5/4/19

Anyone else riding? Did it five years ago to celebrate 75th birthday. This time it will 80th. They dropped Austin start this year in favor of Shiner out and back on safer/lighter traffic rural roads...
03-19-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By ctpres

At 5'7" I was riding 53 & 54 cm road bike for...

At 5'7" I was riding 53 & 54 cm road bike for many years. Five years ago ordered my dream bike in 54 cm. Seller shipped 56 cm by mistake with higher end components. Told me to ride it for a few days...
03-17-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,013
Posted By ctpres

30 mi @ 13.6 mph for a weeks total of 130 mi. No...

30 mi @ 13.6 mph for a weeks total of 130 mi. No aches or pains - not bad for 79 YO.
03-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By ctpres

SPD pedal cleat difference

Over time I have accumulated four different sets of SPD pedals and five sets of cleats. Recently bought a second bike and noticed minor difference clipping in. Have no idea which pedals/cleats go...
03-17-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,240
Posted By ctpres

Buy anybody's bike and you are a free rolling...

Buy anybody's bike and you are a free rolling billboard.
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