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07-22-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 720
Posted By Inusuit

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07-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Inusuit

Reminds me of a story my grandpa told about...

Reminds me of a story my grandpa told about working as a logger in the Pacific Northwest. New guy shows up with a transistor radio, turns it on full blast, and sets it on a stump. Old time logger...
07-18-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,728
Posted By Inusuit

I'm about 9 miles north and east of Cheyenne. ...

I'm about 9 miles north and east of Cheyenne. Admittedly, some gravel roads are worse than others. I have hit some washboards on a fast downhill hard enough to blow both bottles out of the cages. ...
07-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,728
Posted By Inusuit

I cringe a little when I'm passed by 70 mph semi...

I cringe a little when I'm passed by 70 mph semi trucks on the half mile of U.S. 85 I must ride to reach places like this. 34 miles yesterday, 18 on gravel or (barely) two track.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Inusuit

I alternate riding with weights/resistance. If I...

I alternate riding with weights/resistance. If I miss more than a couple days, I am "antsy" to get back to exercise.
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Inusuit

I can't tell if the current seller is the same...

I can't tell if the current seller is the same person who originally listed the bike which apparently sold for $910. However, the description in both listings is identical including first person...
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Inusuit

Specialized Rock Combo on eBay

Was watching the initial auction because I own one. Final bid was $910. Nice bike, but overpriced in my opinion. Within a day, the bike was relisted with a buy it now price of $1200. Curious what...
07-09-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,938
Posted By Inusuit

Undershirt, sleeveless, with shoulder straps.

Undershirt, sleeveless, with shoulder straps.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,678
Posted By Inusuit

I've done only one event ride. Tour de Prairie...

I've done only one event ride. Tour de Prairie out of Cheyenne. About 60 riders, most faster than me so it was basically a solo ride. I did enjoy seeing other bikes and bikers. I might do others...
07-08-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,025
Posted By Inusuit

Harsh words. Bike as a shield. Pepper spray.

Harsh words. Bike as a shield. Pepper spray.
07-08-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Inusuit

Cheyenne has over 40 miles of non-motorized paved...

Cheyenne has over 40 miles of non-motorized paved Greenway paths plus lots of marked bike lanes on major streets. Given the nature of the population, I am surprised by the number of cars/trucks that...
07-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,661
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76, riding 50-75 miles a week. Average speed...

I'm 76, riding 50-75 miles a week. Average speed is 10-12 mph with splits (downhill and with a tail wind) up to 25-30 mph.
07-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Inusuit

Ballistol, any users?

I have Ballistol on hand and use it for cleaning black powder firearms. Tried it as a chain cleaner and it seemed to work fine, followed of course by a specific chain lube. Curious if others have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76, rode Tour de Prairie event out of...

I'm 76, rode Tour de Prairie event out of Cheyenne Wyoming on Saturday, 6/26. About 60 riders, aid stations at 12.5, 25, and 50. Last four miles to the 25 was uphill and into a significant...
06-20-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Inusuit

Because I'm trying to corner the market (only 499...

Because I'm trying to corner the market (only 499 to go)? Because two is one and one is none? Because I can?

Mine was used hard by the first owner. Mechanically fine, cosmetically challenged. I've...
06-20-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 121,923
Posted By Inusuit

US 85 northeast of Cheyenne. ...

US 85 northeast of Cheyenne.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 09:50 AM
06-20-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By Inusuit

Buy a $6000 bike.

Buy a $6000 bike.
06-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Inusuit

Any way to find out what the bike is without...

Any way to find out what the bike is without watching a 15 minute video?
06-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,456
Posted By Inusuit

When I was running for cardio, it helped my...

When I was running for cardio, it helped my motivation to have a friend to run with. We encouraged each other on days when one of us wanted to stay on the couch. Maybe there is someone whom you can...
06-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Inusuit

I'm prejudiced because I have a Rock Combo, a...

I'm prejudiced because I have a Rock Combo, a 1987 Diamondback Ascent, and a 2013 Specialized Tarmac Elite.

So I'd keep the RC, the Stumpjumper, and your favorite road bike.

And if you decide...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,783
Posted By Inusuit

Not that many group rides in my area. I would...

Not that many group rides in my area. I would not be inclined to participate if there were. I guess I understand some of the appeal. At 76 and a cranky old man, I do most of my rides on dirt roads...
06-10-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 121,923
Posted By Inusuit

Happy Jack Road west of Cheyenne June 9, 2021. ...

Happy Jack Road west of Cheyenne June 9, 2021.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Inusuit

As someone who returned to bicycling after a long...

As someone who returned to bicycling after a long pause, I agree with those who say an investment of $1500-$3100 might turn out to be a bike that does not fit your needs or preferences. I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 459,349
Posted By Inusuit

Tonto Road NE of Cheyenne, 6/2/21. ...

Tonto Road NE of Cheyenne, 6/2/21.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 459,349
Posted By Inusuit

Looking north on Whitney Road NE of Cheyenne. ...

Looking north on Whitney Road NE of Cheyenne. Memorial Day, 2021.
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05-25-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 23,723
Posted By Inusuit

The guy I ride with has an ebike. He is on...

The guy I ride with has an ebike. He is on oxygen 24/7, just had a pacemaker installed. He is courteous and careful. We seldom exceed 20 mph on MUPS. He rode pedal bikes including coast to...
05-25-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,183
Posted By Inusuit

First bike was a Coast to Coast branded single...

First bike was a Coast to Coast branded single speed with balloon tires. Lived on a ranch with no pavement within several miles, so most rides were on country roads to play with other kids on other...
05-25-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,225
Posted By Inusuit

Don't have that problem. I have a Garmin 'Edge...

Don't have that problem. I have a Garmin 'Edge 25 and an Apple watch. Over a 20-30 mile ride, the two units are often within .2-.5 mile for distance. The spread seems wider if I stop multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 386,834
Posted By Inusuit

Water is a scarce commodity on the high desert. ...

Water is a scarce commodity on the high desert. This is Lodgepole Creek at the Indian Hill Road bridge. Spring of 2021.
...
05-22-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,923
Posted By Inusuit

1987 Diamondback Ascent. ...

1987 Diamondback Ascent.


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05-22-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 121,923
Posted By Inusuit

Monument to Buffalo Soldiers, free Black...

Monument to Buffalo Soldiers, free Black Americans who served in the cavalry and infantry on the American frontier. Some were stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, now F. E. Warren Air Force Base west of...
05-22-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,861
Posted By Inusuit

If you can find a sports medicine doctor,...

If you can find a sports medicine doctor, preferably one familiar with cycling, you will get better advice than you get from the average general practitioner or from the internet. When I was running...
05-22-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,039
Posted By Inusuit

I suppose Harvard and the Mayo Clinic came to...

I suppose Harvard and the Mayo Clinic came to their conclusions by consulting chicken entrails or Tarot cards.
05-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 607,603
Posted By Inusuit

Berry Road northeast of Cheyenne. 5/19/21 ...

Berry Road northeast of Cheyenne. 5/19/21

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05-20-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,039
Posted By Inusuit

All of the following sources list dehydration and...

All of the following sources list dehydration and electrolyte imbalance as factors that contribute to muscle cramps. This is a partial list. I did find one study that said consumption of fluids...
05-19-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By Inusuit

Wyoming has its own idiosyncrasies so probably...

Wyoming has its own idiosyncrasies so probably not fair that I pick on South Dakota. I am very fond of the open spaces in either state. Tourists make a beeline for the Tetons and Yellowstone,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Inusuit

Sturner333, I think much depends on what you...

Sturner333, I think much depends on what you expect to do with the bike. Other posters have mentioned gearing and the difficulty of upgrading components, fitting disc brakes, or larger tires. If...
05-17-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,039
Posted By Inusuit

[QUOTE=guachi;22063712]There's no evidence that...

[QUOTE=guachi;22063712]There's no evidence that cramps have anything to do with hydration or electrolytes. I'd certainly stay hydrated and consume electrolytes on a longer ride, but not because of...
05-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,382
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76 and alternate resistance work (free...

I'm 76 and alternate resistance work (free weights and resistance bands) with cycling. Weather in Wyoming often limits riding so I focus on resistance on days too windy/cold/wet for a comfortable...
05-15-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,039
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76, do yoga and lower back stretches 2-3...

I'm 76, do yoga and lower back stretches 2-3 times a week. Stretch the quads and hamstrings after a long ride. I've had issues with restless leg syndrome and find that stretching, foam roller, and...
05-14-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,825
Posted By Inusuit

I noticed a subtle difference or two but didn't...

I noticed a subtle difference or two but didn't know the date of yours. Helpful people here dated mine. Based on looking at old catalogs I thought it was an 85 or 86. Nope, 87.
05-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,825
Posted By Inusuit

Wow! Twins separated at birth?

Wow! Twins separated at birth?
05-13-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,825
Posted By Inusuit

1987 Diamondback Ascent, first day of Spring in...

1987 Diamondback Ascent, first day of Spring in Wyoming. Bought this one at a thrift store for $7.50.
...
05-11-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 718,801
Posted By Inusuit

1989 Specialized Rock Combo at Lodgepole Creek...

1989 Specialized Rock Combo at Lodgepole Creek north of Cheyenne.

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05-11-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,740
Posted By Inusuit

I refuse to worry about things like this. I'm 76...

I refuse to worry about things like this. I'm 76 and believe I have a good sense of what's right for my body. A massive (and fatal) heart attack after a hard day of riding is not a bad way to go.
05-11-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,918,421
Posted By Inusuit

Telephone Road north of Cheyenne, 5/9/21. ...

Telephone Road north of Cheyenne, 5/9/21.

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05-10-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,844
Posted By Inusuit

I carry pepper spray but have never used it. On...

I carry pepper spray but have never used it. On one of my routes, I am always pursued by a small dog. I know the owner and am not concerned about the dog so wouldn't spray it. In this rural area,...
05-10-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By Inusuit

I've heard from reliable sources that General...

I've heard from reliable sources that General Custer's last words were: "At least we don't have to go back through South Dakota."
05-10-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,506
Posted By Inusuit

Rock on Wheels, Cheyenne Wyoming. Great people,...

Rock on Wheels, Cheyenne Wyoming. Great people, great shop.
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