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02-20-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By WC89

Last yr was my 2nd yr back on the road bike after...

Last yr was my 2nd yr back on the road bike after a 13 yr layoff. I'm now 52. Did 9 wks (5 wks in early Summer; 4 wks in Fall) of structured hill intervals on some pretty tough climbs. Started...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,492
Posted By WC89

At home, inside of car, and even while in roof...

At home, inside of car, and even while in roof rack...ALWAYS LOCKED UP.
02-11-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,894
Posted By WC89

It's a coming.

It's a coming.
02-06-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By WC89

Being on the east coast, I was able to get in 35...

Being on the east coast, I was able to get in 35 miles in the morning, long before game-time. I love football, and usually watch every Super Bowl every year, even if neither of "my teams" is playing;...
02-03-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By WC89

Could be related to aging. For me, even though...

Could be related to aging. For me, even though I've always have been just fine riding all through winter down to about 14 degrees F, it used to be mainly just to not lose too much fitness for racing...
01-14-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By WC89

You owe it to yourself! Worry not about the...

You owe it to yourself!
Worry not about the laughs. They'll get used to it.
Winter cycling gear is some great stuff!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,829
Posted By WC89

I'll do the low teens if not too windy. Probably...

I'll do the low teens if not too windy. Probably no ride for me if low teens and winds 15+ mph. Just don't want frozen fingers if I have to take gloves off to change a flat tire. That's the main...
01-08-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,246
Posted By WC89

Ha! I love dropping young weight-weenies and...

Ha! I love dropping young weight-weenies and techno-geeks, and all of their finery, on climbs, whether on my 1990 Stumpjumper (total hardtail of course) or my aluminum Felt-75 road bike! And then, at...
12-24-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,089
Posted By WC89

If you're like me, then gloves are no good for...

If you're like me, then gloves are no good for temps around 20. A good pair of lobster claws with a good pair of liner gloves are a warmer combination. Still, at around 20 F, the finger tips (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By WC89

Love my 2012 F75. Bought it 16 months ago. Stiff....

Love my 2012 F75. Bought it 16 months ago. Stiff. Nimble. Light enough for me. Climbs well. Descends well. Don't really know how sprints since I don't sprint out of the saddle any more. Being...
12-02-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,683
Posted By WC89

Yes indeed! In cold, all winter. :thumb: In...

Yes indeed! In cold, all winter. :thumb: In December/January/February, we usually see temps from 40s to 20s F, and sometimes the teens. It's rare to hit single digits. If it's in the teens at ride...
11-24-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,605
Posted By WC89

For this morning's ride, THE SEASON CHEATED ME,...

For this morning's ride, THE SEASON CHEATED ME, being that it's still Fall but temp at ride time (9am) was 22 degrees F, with 15 - 25 mph winds, occasional gusts of 40 mph. Did 23 miles; usually do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By WC89

11/24, about 11:15 AM: Just back from my first...

11/24, about 11:15 AM: Just back from my first really cold ride this Fall, 22 degrees F with 15 - 25 mph winds, occasional gusts of 40 mph. Solo ride. 22 miles @ 13.0 avg, moderately hilly. No...
11-22-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By WC89

For summer temps, on a typical hard solo 50 mi...

For summer temps, on a typical hard solo 50 mi ride, I'll down the 2 full large bottles that I carry.
Cold weather temps, I still drink but not as much so, I'll down 2 regular sized bottles by the...
11-21-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 863
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Views: 163,964
Posted By WC89

I saw it. Thougt it was a refreshingly...

I saw it. Thougt it was a refreshingly interesting take on life. Where movies often portray how usually, somehow, some way, with effort, diligence, persistence, resourcefulness, some luck, and help...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,368
Posted By WC89

Not a bell person here, but, I must say, that is...

Not a bell person here, but, I must say, that is a handsome bell. As someone that loves the modern/contemporary/clean aesthetic of brushed stainless steel in almost any appplication, if I were to buy...
11-18-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,577
Posted By WC89

Sorry, but I'm not getting why it's no way to go...

Sorry, but I'm not getting why it's no way to go in the woods, or why the drawers have to "come down" to urinate, even with multiple layers on in cold weather, assuming you're a male. With that said,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,464
Posted By WC89

Very cool. It doesn't hurt to be decent with...

Very cool. It doesn't hurt to be decent with others. It's not much time out of your life to extend yourself sometimes just for a few minutes to help somebody, or at least offer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,919
Posted By WC89

Don't worry, in just 5 wks, the days will begin...

Don't worry, in just 5 wks, the days will begin to lengthen little by little:D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By WC89

Solo 46 mile ride Saturday, first ride this Fall...

Solo 46 mile ride Saturday, first ride this Fall in my thickest booties as it was 32 degrees F at the start. Nice sunny Fall day though.
Sunday: Solo 38 miles. Very windy all day, temps mid to upper...
11-11-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By WC89

Listen to your body. REST A LITTLE. Not uncommon...

Listen to your body. REST A LITTLE. Not uncommon to be sore in this age bracket, if you did some activity that's not what you usually do. Short of anything serious, if it's just soreness b/c you used...
11-11-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,138
Posted By WC89

Isn't it great!? How many of us differ so much in...

Isn't it great!? How many of us differ so much in our personal preferences!?:) Are some people soooo caught up and sooo slavishly consumed in their gadgets and electronics that they have completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,288
Posted By WC89

Primarily just fitness. I retired from racing in...

Primarily just fitness. I retired from racing in 1997 but I still train similarly b/c I love the results (e.g., a trim, fit, toned body; flat stomach; 15 lb weight drop; getting strong enough to beat...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,288
Posted By WC89

It's a gradual build-up. Depends on what your...

It's a gradual build-up. Depends on what your goals are, when. For me, i start doing more big ring rides consistently by mid April, pushing myself more and more, then by June, my legs are ready for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By WC89

Winter riding = active rest period (easy...

Winter riding = active rest period (easy rides/spinning) to rejuvenate yourself, mentally and physically, especially if you rode hard or raced throughout the spring/summer/early fall. If that's how...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,288
Posted By WC89

Winter cycling for me: Intensity is cut back,...

Winter cycling for me: Intensity is cut back, small ring riding/spinning, less out-of-saddle climbing, more sit-down climbing, maintenance/recovery/rejuvenating riding in prep for next spring/summer,...
11-10-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,931
Posted By WC89

I kind of like riding in cold temps, even into...

I kind of like riding in cold temps, even into the teens, with wind. Sure, warm weather riding is my preference! I think, what it is, is that I get satisfaction out of CONQUERING the elements with my...
11-08-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,252
Posted By WC89

As nice as it is to ride with others, even with...

As nice as it is to ride with others, even with highly experienced former or current racers and non-racers, the risk of leaving some of your epidermis on the pavement, or worse, is always present....
11-08-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,949
Posted By WC89

I checked my head/neck gaiter that I've been...

I checked my head/neck gaiter that I've been using since the mid '90s. It's made by Maxit. It's called the Maxit Headgator. There's still a small website but not sure if they still make it.
11-07-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,106
Posted By WC89

Well, I do not have a physical reason such as...

Well, I do not have a physical reason such as what you have that understandably, hampers my riding plans in cooler temps. I'm sure you'll get answers across the spectrum to your question just b/c one...
11-07-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By WC89

Great! Ooooooh! I see lots of sub-freezing...

Great! Ooooooh! I see lots of sub-freezing temp rides for you in the next few months:thumb: You owe it to yourself!
11-06-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,949
Posted By WC89

No doubt, it's my polypropylene head/neck gaiter....

No doubt, it's my polypropylene head/neck gaiter. Been using them for many yrs. Like it so much I have 3 of the same. I wear them too, for non-cycling activities in cold weather. Great b/c it's thin...
10-31-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,422
Posted By WC89

[QUOTE=ps249;16207873]And your point is?[/QUOTE ...

[QUOTE=ps249;16207873]And your point is?[/QUOTE

I just found your post quite funny. Since I forgot to include your name in the reply, that's how I chose to acknowledge who it came from.
10-31-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,422
Posted By WC89

Been riding for many yrs. Primarily a roadie;...

Been riding for many yrs. Primarily a roadie; however, love to ride my hybrid on the MUPs. In my observations, other riders on hybrids and MTBs on the MUP and at the parking lots and rest stops of...
10-31-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,422
Posted By WC89

^The above is from ps249^ ...

^The above is from ps249^

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
10-30-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By WC89

Fall Riding

Riding in the Fall. Beautiful.
10-30-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By WC89

Wow! Glad you're ok but do get checked out. I...

Wow! Glad you're ok but do get checked out. I hope you and your doctor can find the true cause of that strange happening. How cold was it, by the way?
10-29-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,839
Posted By WC89

Similar case here. My weight definitely increases...

Similar case here. My weight definitely increases from Thanksgiving to New Years. The key is, how much? It's just not possible for me to avoid all treats/snacks during this time (holiday parties,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,923
Posted By WC89

Final sprint of the last Cat 4 race (Turkey Day...

Final sprint of the last Cat 4 race (Turkey Day Race, November 1990)of the season. I was up in about 6th or 7th place and we were WIDE OPEN, 53 x 13 with about 150 meters to go, bikes going left and...
10-21-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,373
Posted By WC89

Also, if you don't care too much for the typical...

Also, if you don't care too much for the typical cut of a road jersey, and you're not going to carry too much on a particular ride, mountain bike jerseys often have a single zippered pocket in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,964
Posted By WC89

I friend of mine was riding solo on a country...

I friend of mine was riding solo on a country road. As he rode past a field, he spooked a horse about 100-150 feet away, mounted with a lady, so much so that the horse raised both legs high, almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,378
Posted By WC89

This past weekend it was cool enough on Saturday...

This past weekend it was cool enough on Saturday to wear a Coolmax tee against my skin, then an Underarmour Cold Gear LS shirt, then a LS jersey as the outer layer. The tee and the Cold Gear shirt...
10-21-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,373
Posted By WC89

I trust your "those bike snobs" comment was just...

I trust your "those bike snobs" comment was just a bit of sarcasm? You like to push people's buttons, huh!? :) Please tell me that you really weren't thinking that way towards other people who enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,686
Posted By WC89

If you're anything like me, no problem at all...

If you're anything like me, no problem at all with modern aluminum frame with carbon fork & seatpost. Never ridden carbon (and maybe the reason why it's a non-problem for me). My background is three...
10-09-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,695
Posted By WC89

I hear you. No doubt, that MTB is the antithesis...

I hear you. No doubt, that MTB is the antithesis of your Madone. So is my 1990 Stumpjumper MTB (non suspension) compared to my Felt 75 (aluminum/carbon). And, I still find it very enjoyable to ride...
10-08-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By WC89

1. When my weight gets down to the low 190s/upper...

1. When my weight gets down to the low 190s/upper 180s, usually by May/June.
2. When I'm able to beat 1 or 2 of the guys I ride with in the hills - usually not until May/June each yr. From January...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,842
Posted By WC89

You're right! They are really fast! They hit me...

You're right! They are really fast! They hit me today. I purchased a couple 5x7s and an 8x10.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,842
Posted By WC89

I did the metric, left at 7:30 AM. Quite a few...

I did the metric, left at 7:30 AM. Quite a few people at the 2 rest stops; even as hot as it became 1 hr into the ride, we encountered no lines at the water/Gatorade coolers. Then again, most our...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,842
Posted By WC89

Did the metric yesterday, me and 2 others. Very...

Did the metric yesterday, me and 2 others. Very enjoyable ride/day. About 61 degrees F at start. 18 mph avg. Just us 3 sometimes; mixed it up with some larger "trains" at other times. Good rest...
10-04-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By WC89

Isn't it great!? How so many differ so much...

Isn't it great!? How so many differ so much in POVs or personal preferences! Cyclists are NOT immune to this. Our differences vary just as widely as non cyclists.

What if we were all...
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