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02-09-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,932
Posted By Pamestique

Before I retired, I was fortunate enough to be...

Before I retired, I was fortunate enough to be able to afford some nice bikes. I own a custom road bike, and 3 custom built mountain bikes. But I also own some older road bikes and what I call my...
11-07-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Pamestique

I used to always buy Oakleys... they are cool and...

I used to always buy Oakleys... they are cool and frankly most cyclists wear them but... the lens scratch easier and are expensive to replace. I now buy my cycling glasses at Target - they are...
11-02-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,564
Posted By Pamestique

I understand...I ride a custom built steel...

I understand...I ride a custom built steel Landshark - builder (John Slawta) is located in Oregon. I saved many years for the money to order the bike!

Your bike, BTW, is absolutely gorgeous. If...
10-31-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,564
Posted By Pamestique

I have never purchased a bike because it was the...

I have never purchased a bike because it was the cheapest... if the bike is made well and performs people will buy it especially if made in USA...
10-05-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,289
Posted By Pamestique

Well I retired and don't have the same time to...

Well I retired and don't have the same time to spend on the computer like when I was working :p

Also, lost 2015 to a bad injury; needed surgery; off bike from April to September then in November...
10-04-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,289
Posted By Pamestique

I live in Orange County. I have ridden most of...

I live in Orange County. I have ridden most of the trails in Orange County, San Diego, Riverside/San Berdo. I used to do some technical/tough stuff but I just don't want to be hurt again. Last...
10-03-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,289
Posted By Pamestique

I have been out riding my mountain bike almost...

I have been out riding my mountain bike almost every day so don't post here much anymore. Pretty much began transitioning from my road bike to a mountain bike about 5 years ago (although I have been...
10-03-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Pamestique

I believe if you look for OC bikeways or City of...

I believe if you look for OC bikeways or City of Irvine bike ways, you can find a map. If you would like to start at the top of the paved portion; park at Citrus Ranch park (on Portola between...
09-08-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,359
Posted By Pamestique

iTrek: Seems like Deb is doing well... into a...

iTrek: Seems like Deb is doing well... into a boot fairly quick. Apparently her injury was not as serious as mine (although it looks bad on that xray). Everyone heals differently and not each...
08-09-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,359
Posted By Pamestique

PS ALSO...know an excellent doctor if surgery is...

PS ALSO...know an excellent doctor if surgery is needed and also a great rehab place...
08-09-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,359
Posted By Pamestique

Just read this - sorry to hear about your wife's...

Just read this - sorry to hear about your wife's break - I see her riding all the time... I broke my ankle last year and had surgery (actually suffered a massioneuve fracture of the ankle and leg)......
07-13-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Pamestique

I had the surgery in late 2014 (left eye) and...

I had the surgery in late 2014 (left eye) and early 2015 (right eye); plus Lasix (late 2015) to correct my vision. I so wish I pushed the doctor to do the surgery sooner. For the first time in my...
06-21-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Pamestique

Trojan... I was recently DX (ie went the...

Trojan... I was recently DX (ie went the orthopedist, got xrays etc) with Achilles tendonitis. There is a sharp shooting pain in the back of my left heel that is painful most of the time. The doctor...
06-08-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 80,764
Posted By Pamestique

This is from last Saturday. Weather predicted to...

This is from last Saturday. Weather predicted to be very hot in town so we decided to do a mountain bike ride in the mountains. We unfortunately did not beat the heat (while 100 in the flatlands it...
05-17-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 716
Posted By Pamestique

Anyone have any idea why the Tour seldom (if...

Anyone have any idea why the Tour seldom (if ever) rides though Orange County? I can't remember if it ever has...
04-20-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pamestique

Both Team Estrogen and Terry sells plus size...

Both Team Estrogen and Terry sells plus size clothing. I buy from both. I love Shebeest shorts and jerseys as well however, for tops, places like Target sell wicking fabric tops for a good price.
04-10-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,631
Posted By Pamestique

Just go custom (Landshark)... my bike stands out...

Just go custom (Landshark)... my bike stands out in a world of black, red or blue bikes...
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01-15-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pamestique

I retired in December... I am not paying...

I retired in December... I am not paying attention to the stock market otherwise I would kill myself... just enjoying the time and freedom and praying everything will be OK.:o
01-15-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Pamestique

My photos from this last weekend - on the Upper...

My photos from this last weekend - on the Upper SART... wish the weather was better but when the mountains peeked out it was pretty!!!

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01-11-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,328
Posted By Pamestique

About spring time, when the snow melts, I should...

About spring time, when the snow melts, I should be ready... both Kathy and I will take you out and about!
01-11-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,328
Posted By Pamestique

I think you nailed it for me... I am an...

I think you nailed it for me... I am an introvert... have always preferred alone time so its difficult for me to seek outside "stimulus". I do volunteer work and have stepped it up - now...
01-08-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,328
Posted By Pamestique

For retired people:

What do you do all day?????

Been retired since December 4th... so far, seems like a long vacation. I have lots of projects that need done but can't get in the mindset to start "working" again. ...
11-25-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By Pamestique

Here is the difference... do you cheer everyone...

Here is the difference... do you cheer everyone in the race the fast to the slowest or only the slowest? I have sat and cheered on races myself... I offer the same cheers to everyone. What becomes...
11-25-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,470
Posted By Pamestique

My last day is December 4, 2015... will be 64...

My last day is December 4, 2015... will be 64 almost 65 (Feb 5.). Am deferring my pension until March 2016 (as well as SS) but I almost didn't let them finish asking me before I said "YES!!!"

Not...
11-25-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By Pamestique

I agree... I have been riding all of my life, am...

I agree... I have been riding all of my life, am a strong rider but admittedly, am old and fat and while climbing a hill, whatever, get those words of "encouragement" "looking good" "keep it up!"...
11-23-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pamestique

You have no idea how much it sucks. Couldn't...

You have no idea how much it sucks. Couldn't ride this weekend and probably won't be able to ride over Thanksgiving. I was just getting back into the swing of things... in fact, before this last...
11-19-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pamestique

Been riding almost 50 years, done cross country...

Been riding almost 50 years, done cross country rides; experienced mountain biker as well... I still turn the bike upside down (especially in dirt - rather get my bars dirty than the drive train) and...
11-19-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pamestique

I have to seriously think about it... normally I...

I have to seriously think about it... normally I just change out the tube and keep riding but Saturday, because the front tire went flat just as I was turning, I took a bad fall and sprained both...
11-19-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Pamestique

Very sad... I hope the man is OK... so many other...

Very sad... I hope the man is OK... so many other roads take you to the beach... why travel on the busiest of them all???
11-18-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,275
Posted By Pamestique

I had been working really hard just trying to get...

I had been working really hard just trying to get in shape. Had alot of tough but fun rides planned and then =WHAM= got injuried and was unable to ride (actually do anything) for 5 months. During...
11-17-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pamestique

I like to mountain bike in an area called Chino...

I like to mountain bike in an area called Chino Hills... no lie, I have to ride with at least 3 tubes and patches because the russian thistle is so thick you get numerous flats. Ride Chino Hills =...
11-13-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,656
Posted By Pamestique

Not making excuses for folks with addictions but...

Not making excuses for folks with addictions but ever think that the addiction to drink and drugs results from depression and other mental issues, compounded by homelessness? Any addiction is a...
11-13-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,656
Posted By Pamestique

Corrado... be proud of the work you do... just...

Corrado... be proud of the work you do... just know and understand many homeless are mentally ill and really can't conrol what they do and say... don't let them think what you do is not enough......
11-13-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,656
Posted By Pamestique

Respectfully, again I deal with the homeless on a...

Respectfully, again I deal with the homeless on a fairly regular basis... there is no easy answer. Giving a homeless person, who is likely mentally ill as well, money, solves nothing. That person...
11-11-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,656
Posted By Pamestique

It's funny... I still support "obsolete" means of...

It's funny... I still support "obsolete" means of communication. I like to write with a pen and paper. I send cards, in the mail. I actually call people using a home not mobile phone... does that...
11-11-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pamestique

REI: Nightrider lights will be on sale 20%...

REI: Nightrider lights will be on sale 20% starting the 19th I think...

Personally love my Nightrider lights; like the company alot - they stand behind their product (had a problem they took care...
11-11-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,120
Posted By Pamestique

The loud techno music, the shouting, the standing...

The loud techno music, the shouting, the standing while spinning... all reasons why I now avoid spin classes.

I am fortunate to belong to a gym where the bikes are available all day (except when...
11-11-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,656
Posted By Pamestique

As someone who has been involved in programs...

As someone who has been involved in programs servicing the homeless, I can tell you there is no real good solution. You can throw as much money as you want into programs or services, and for a few,...
11-09-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Pamestique

Did you buy the bike through a shop? If so, you...

Did you buy the bike through a shop? If so, you should follow-up with the shop regarding an upgrade to the fork etc.

29 wheels were never meant to be on small frames. Originally the concept...
Forum: Foo
11-06-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Pamestique

Was his best...

Was his best...
11-05-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Pamestique

There is lots of good articles on the internet...

There is lots of good articles on the internet about bike maintenance. Stores, like REI, offer beginner maintenance classes.

Basic rule... keep the drive train clean and lubed, not greased. If...
11-05-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,160
Posted By Pamestique

I like the sun protection so I mountain bike and...

I like the sun protection so I mountain bike and road ride with a visor... sorry, I know it ain't cool but I don't care... also ALWAYS use a Camelbak road or mountain... I don't need no stickin'...
11-04-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Pamestique

Hi... welcome to the forum. I am not...

Hi... welcome to the forum.

I am not familiar with Florida and its bike parks... I suspect a "black" diamond trail where you live might be more intermediate/beginner where I am.

That said,...
11-04-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pamestique

After seeing what Kathy and Jackie (and you) had...

After seeing what Kathy and Jackie (and you) had to climb, um, maybe not. But at least sagging will be more fun; I can actually walk around and do stufff!
11-04-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,160
Posted By Pamestique

for grins and giggles a group of us have been...

for grins and giggles a group of us have been night riding on old rigid rigs... enough of that! This old body can't handle the jarring/bumps/jolts anymore... guess I have gotten soft and want my...
11-04-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,160
Posted By Pamestique

Helmets don't last forever and over 5 years the...

Helmets don't last forever and over 5 years the helmet either has enough wear and tear or has been dropped enough times it should be replaced. Instead of waiting for Christmas, I tend to watch for...
11-03-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pamestique

Hopefully you figured it out... I still have...

Hopefully you figured it out... I still have trouble... I know to tap and swipe the phone icon but sometimes, well... all of my friends know I am fiddling with the phone and will call back...
11-02-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pamestique

I brought my first last year... I had to call...

I brought my first last year... I had to call tech support because I could not figure out how to answer a phone call... they couldn't help either so I had to post on BF and ask...

Don't feel...
Forum: Foo
10-30-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Pamestique

Wouldn't this make more sense: "Up to...

Wouldn't this make more sense:


"Up to 29", the one arm design allows unrestricted wheel access without removing the tire"

Proper sentence structure, nothing dangling...
10-30-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By Pamestique

I have learned not to rely on ER doctors and...

I have learned not to rely on ER doctors and hospital surgeons and their advice. When I suffered the Maissoneuve fracture in April, the ER doctor didn't even notice my ankle was blown out; he only...
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