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04-21-19, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Still Riding in the Basement

Not going to make the mistake I made last year when I put my bike in the outside storage shed and then could not keep in shape either in the basement or on the road because of the bad weather.
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09-30-18, 08:23 PM
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Good day for riding

Did 18 miles today and 20 yesterday along the Maine coast. Good waves at Higgins Beach and around 40-50 surfers enjoying them
07-03-18, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Of Course! Now I feel like an idiot. That's...

Of Course! Now I feel like an idiot. That's exactly what it was. Don't know how it did not come off when I was trying to work around it.
I just went out to my workbench and it slipped off so easily...
07-03-18, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

That makes sense but why not on both sides? Still...

That makes sense but why not on both sides? Still don't know how to get the bearing balls to stay in position when I assemble it. Too hot to think straight today. Maybe it will come to me when its...
07-03-18, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Fuji Regis crank puzzle?

I am restoring a 1985 Fuji Regis road bike and have it completely disassembled. When starting to re - install the bearings for the crankset I suddenly realized the drive side of the crank has an...
04-08-18, 07:53 PM
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Inspired by Paris Robaix

Ignoring the 40s weather I got out for the first time this year for a short ride. Felt good.
04-08-18, 07:50 PM
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Have not posted in quite a while for various...

Have not posted in quite a while for various reasons but got out today for the first time this year. Temps in the low 40s. Just a local ride but still felt good.
07-31-17, 01:19 PM
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Finally got out on the bike again

Just finished a 34 mile ride on a beautiful Maine day.

A complete rebuild of our side porch has kept me busy on too many days but today I just said, "I need a break!"
Glad I did.
06-13-17, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

No. Probably never will.

No. Probably never will.
06-12-17, 11:01 AM
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Views: 1,416
Posted By Sculptor7

The thing that troubled me the most, apart from...

The thing that troubled me the most, apart from the lack of handlebar brakes and the wide bar, was the inability to reposition the crank when I wanted to. Any back pedaling and you are applying the...
06-11-17, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Sculptor7

A Scary Bike to Ride

Recently we were in Williamsburg, Va. and the Williamsburg Inn offered the use of a bike to tour the historic village.
It has been so many years since I rode a coaster bike that I was completely...
05-26-17, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Another Maine Grey Day in May

Did one of my longest rides so far this season, 38 miles. Hardly a good start to the season with so few days to ride. Weather is mostly rainy, cold and windy with a few exceptional fine days here and...
05-15-17, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Confused

Should I post on the 50 plus, the 65 plus (or the 80 plus)?

Anyway, slowly building up my mileage this season:
225 miles so far this chilly, damp, windy Spring.
05-15-17, 07:58 AM
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Getting a slow start to the season; just over 200...

Getting a slow start to the season; just over 200 miles so far this year. We will have Spring some time soon I hope.
12-04-16, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Go right ahead!

Go right ahead!
12-04-16, 07:00 PM
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Secrets to pass on...

Guess one of the most important things is not letting age diminish your sense of entitlement to the exuberance of youth.
Beyond that my mother had a great enthusiasm for life and lived till 97. That...
11-30-16, 06:22 PM
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Views: 1,062
Posted By Sculptor7

Cycling in the 30s in the 80s.

Have not posted much lately but today I took a late season ride of 18 miles and when I started out the temps were in the high 30s. I am struggling to at least log 2000 miles for 2016 and have 73...
08-21-16, 07:29 PM
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13.4 mph average speed today; 22 miles; a little...

13.4 mph average speed today; 22 miles; a little more headwind.
08-20-16, 04:52 PM
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Views: 997
Posted By Sculptor7

Never used to pay much attention to speed in the...

Never used to pay much attention to speed in the old days. Rode my bike to work in traffic and around town.
In 2010 bought a new Trek and installed a computer. Think I used to pretty much ride in...
08-18-16, 07:56 PM
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Views: 997
Posted By Sculptor7

You are in for a treat as only Mark Twain can...

You are in for a treat as only Mark Twain can deliver! Wonderfully humorous!
08-18-16, 04:37 PM
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Views: 997
Posted By Sculptor7

To the beach, a few miles short of my usual 26...

To the beach, a few miles short of my usual 26 mile ride to Prout's Neck.
08-18-16, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Sculptor7

A new Personal Best (for my 80s)

Today, after a few days off I averaged 13.5 mph on a 22 mile ride. Have not done that for several years.
Must have been the time off coupled with the slightly cooler temps. Have been averaging 11.4...
Forum: Foo
06-27-16, 06:04 AM
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Views: 975
Posted By Sculptor7

An anchor bend; two round turns around the ring...

An anchor bend; two round turns around the ring and a half hitch through the turns. But used a slip knot on the half hitch. Should have used a bowline.
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06-21-16, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

I know how to tie knots. I have spent years...

I know how to tie knots. I have spent years sailing small boats. All it takes is a lazy moment and some slippery synthetic rope. It is now securely linked with chain (800 lbs breaking strength).
Forum: Foo
06-20-16, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Be Careful in your Hammock!

Got a new hammock for the garden for Father's Day. Did a sloppy job of anchoring it between two trellis structures and when I went to settle into it the knot let go and I slammed onto the ground,...
04-07-16, 02:04 PM
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Views: 944
Posted By Sculptor7

The work of Young Deok is truly impressive and he...

The work of Young Deok is truly impressive and he is so young! Makes me wonder what I have been doing for 81 years. (A couple of years in the Army, Newspaper artist for 33 years,Old house...
04-06-16, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

What do you do with your old bike chains?

I must have a dozen; some from my own bikes and some from bikes I have restored. Keep thinking I should make some wonderful
kinetic sculpture. Or maybe some sort of pedal car or wind sculpture or...
04-01-16, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Ahh, youth!:)

Ahh, youth!:)
04-01-16, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Still cycling at 81. Average 75 to 100 miles a...

Still cycling at 81. Average 75 to 100 miles a week depending on weather.

My last year's 52 mile to Lake Ontario from Syracuse NY:
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Another 50 mile ride from Cape Elizabeth to Camp...
03-31-16, 02:35 PM
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Views: 5,216
Posted By Sculptor7

Just put on my first Gatorskin tire...think the feeling is coming back to my thumbs!

Bought two new Gatorskin tires for my Trek. Had a tough time getting them to seat until I finally went carefully around to be sure all the rest of the tire was nestled deep into the middle of the rim...
03-31-16, 01:57 PM
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Views: 894
Posted By Sculptor7

Took them back today and got a refund, part of...

Took them back today and got a refund, part of which I used to buy a couple of small items I needed. Nice people to deal with.
03-30-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Sculptor7

Yeah, I think I am going to take them back. I...

Yeah, I think I am going to take them back. I like doing business with my LBS because they are nice people but can't afford to buy something that is not right. Also, I see they are about half the...
03-29-16, 07:36 PM
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Views: 894
Posted By Sculptor7

Cycling shorts from Bontrager-Did I buy the wrong ones?

Yesterday I bought a pair of Bontrager cycling shorts for my road cycling. This is the third pair of shorts I have bought. The first was Bontrager the second was Pearl Izumi and these new ones are...
03-06-16, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Still loving it after 6 years and 15,000 miles...

Still loving it after 6 years and 15,000 miles Trek 2010 model 1.1
03-04-16, 05:41 PM
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Views: 7,302
Posted By Sculptor7

At age 81 I average (in season) 75 to 100 miles...

At age 81 I average (in season) 75 to 100 miles per week usually consisting of 20 to 26 mile rides.
02-29-16, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Sculptor7

Wow! That is an impressive effort! Good job!

Wow! That is an impressive effort! Good job!
02-27-16, 09:39 PM
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Views: 4,846
Posted By Sculptor7

How many times have you watched "Breaking Away"?

It was on the Turner Classic Movie channel tonight and I watched it with my wife. Must be the 4th time I have seen it. Still holds up well.
I read that it was voted one of the top ten inspiring...
02-11-16, 07:01 PM
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Views: 811
Posted By Sculptor7

This one makes me dizzy just thinking about it.

Video: Daredevil cyclist rides bike down steep hill at 50 miles per hour? backwards | JOE.ie...
02-09-16, 08:47 AM
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Views: 2,125
Posted By Sculptor7

Did 71 minutes on Sunday, watching (or riding)...

Did 71 minutes on Sunday, watching (or riding) through traffic in Osaka Japan. Never knew they drove on the left. Think I will "ride my age" next time (in minutes).
02-05-16, 05:32 PM
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Views: 2,125
Posted By Sculptor7

I love this! It really gave me a laugh. Reminded...

I love this! It really gave me a laugh. Reminded me of the line from the humorist, Robert Benchly: "Sometimes I get the urge to exercise but I find that if I just lie quietly for a few minutes it...
02-04-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,125
Posted By Sculptor7

What's the average length of time you spend on your trainer sessions?

Personally, I have been doing 35 to 60 minutes a day. My pace is (or feels similar to) what I use when on the road;
certainly enough to work up a good sweat Given the fact that this Fifty Plus group...
01-30-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Sculptor7

Keeping up With Sky Team (virtually)

Now with my Ipad attached to my handlebar and the available videos on Youtube I had the experience today
of spending 60 minutes riding with the Sky team on Mallorca. The amazing thing is I did not...
01-30-16, 08:17 AM
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Views: 945
Posted By Sculptor7

That thought crossed my mine (the undue force)...

That thought crossed my mine (the undue force) particularly with an aluminum frame bike.
01-29-16, 05:41 PM
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Views: 945
Posted By Sculptor7

Well, I have now got my Ipad mounted on my...

Well, I have now got my Ipad mounted on my handlebar and have been watching training videos to ease the boredom. And, I must say, it works!

Up to 50 minute sessions and have enjoyed cycling...
01-25-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Sculptor7

The Park chain wear tool was only $10. After...

The Park chain wear tool was only $10. After reading all the above I am convinced that I will replace my Trek chain with another around the same price($27). As for the older vintage 10 speeds I guess...
01-22-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Sculptor7

That's true. On my old Fuji there is a chrome...

That's true. On my old Fuji there is a chrome cable clamp right under where the sweat drops from above and it is badly corroded. Otherwise the bike is in nice condition (my old S-10-S). My Trek is...
01-22-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Sculptor7

Actually with the iPad mini my kids bought me for...

Actually with the iPad mini my kids bought me for Christmas and the discovery (partly as a result of this thread) that there are a number of nice videos available free online (Youtube) I think I can...
01-20-16, 08:40 PM
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Views: 945
Posted By Sculptor7

I don't think I can afford or deal with the extra...

I don't think I can afford or deal with the extra equipment but it looks like fun and I am sure it enhances the training.
01-20-16, 09:50 AM
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Views: 1,214
Posted By Sculptor7

Chain prices vary so much; is there really that much difference?

My last chain for my Trek 1.1 road bike cost $28. Even though lubricated and cleaned it needs to be replaced after 3000 (?) miles. Walmart sells a Bell chain for $5.00. Does it really make a...
01-19-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Sculptor7

Just finished "Life is a Wheel" by Bruce Weber

Pretty good story about crossing the country by bike. I like what he said about people he met: that most were friendly and helpful.
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