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01-14-19, 09:13 PM
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Posted By FloridaDave

An unfortunate update to my story above about...

An unfortunate update to my story above about hitting a fence post while attempting to go through a narrow gate opening much too fast...

The x-rays say 2 broken ribs. The treatment is to do...
01-13-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,740
Posted By FloridaDave

You know, i was going to recommend some kind of...

You know, i was going to recommend some kind of goal orientation. Set in your mind something you want to achieve and plan how to get there. For me, as a former half/metric/century rider I wanted to...
01-11-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By FloridaDave

You have to be 55 or older to live there, and...

You have to be 55 or older to live there, and it's funny because the marketing of these neighborhoods shows 50-somethings playing tennis and golf, dancing, living the healthy, grand life. The...
01-10-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,175
Posted By FloridaDave

I say "on your left" and get about a 50%...

I say "on your left" and get about a 50% response. The other half have earbuds and wouldn't hear me if I fired a gun. I say it anyway and ride by them at a slow speed. I try to be unfailingly...
01-10-19, 09:50 PM
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Views: 312,723
Posted By FloridaDave

64 year old cyclist. 1. What type of bikes...

64 year old cyclist.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Giant FastRoad Advanced -- carbon fiber flat bar road bike. Shoulder surgery and long-term neck issues from a car accident have...
01-10-19, 09:30 PM
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Views: 2,216,188
Posted By FloridaDave

No ride today due to a doctor visit and x-rays. ...

No ride today due to a doctor visit and x-rays. Rode 20 miles last night and the highlight of the ride 18 miles in was a pretty bad crash that was all my fault. Tried to go through a narrow gate...
01-10-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By FloridaDave

What a coincidence (or karma?) that I started...

What a coincidence (or karma?) that I started this thread on close calls, and last night crashed my bike into a wrought-iron fence. I like to ride at night, have a great headlight and taillight,...
01-06-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By FloridaDave

It will be my first Clean Air ride. I had no...

It will be my first Clean Air ride. I had no idea that many riders would participate -- that's gonna be a crowded rail trail!! I ride the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden a lot and can't imagine...
01-05-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By FloridaDave

Any close calls recently?

Just riding yesterday, taking a shortcut through a large 55+ neighborhood. As I exited the neighborhood I turned onto a 2 lane road, headed east. Imagine my surprise when a car is coming westbound...
01-05-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By FloridaDave

Planning to ride the Withlacoochee Trail in late...

Planning to ride the Withlacoochee Trail in late March during the Clean Air Ride. The ride is just days before my 65th birthday, so if I'm injured, maybe it'll be covered by Medicare!! :-)
01-01-19, 04:39 PM
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Posted By FloridaDave

I'm looking forward to riding the Withlacoochie...

I'm looking forward to riding the Withlacoochie during the Clean Air Ride in late March. May have to sneak up there to do some recon prior to the event.

Down here on the central Fla. coast...
12-30-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,435
Posted By FloridaDave

McBTC -- great advice. I used to ride...

McBTC -- great advice. I used to ride half/metric/full centuries but it's been 16 years since my last one. Now at 64 I've set a goal to ride a half-century in March. I'm working to increase my...
10-06-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By FloridaDave

Here's what I've noticed -- an elderly person...

Here's what I've noticed -- an elderly person will NEVER move over a bit if that causes them to cross the center line. There could be no traffic either way for miles, and they'll zoom by you and not...
10-06-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By FloridaDave

I've heard about the Withlacoochee Trail but...

I've heard about the Withlacoochee Trail but haven't ridden it yet. I want to do the Clean Air Ride next March, probably only the 50 mile ride, not the century. How cool -- the entire 50 miles is...
10-06-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By FloridaDave

Thanks Andy. One thing I've not considered is...

Thanks Andy. One thing I've not considered is that the noise could be coming from somewhere off the bike, like my own rear end. But that's a discussion for an entirely different thread.
10-05-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By FloridaDave

I guess I don't know enough to know what you're...

I guess I don't know enough to know what you're referring to -- I've systematically narrowed the problem down, I am being careful to not damage an expensive bike, and sadly my hands are not...
10-05-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By FloridaDave

Torquing of carbon fiber bike bolts

Hi, all. Just bought a new carbon fiber bike (Giant Fastroad flat bar road bike) and I'm having a problem with a rattle in the saddle. I've narrowed the noise to the saddle by eliminating other...
09-23-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,435
Posted By FloridaDave

slower = more enjoyable?

64 year old guy who rides a local 20 mile loop at about a 13 mph pace (depending on wind), and this loop takes me through a very large 55+ retirement community. I routinely pass people when I'm...
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Views: 538,114
Posted By FloridaDave

Is anyone riding half centuries or longer on a...

Is anyone riding half centuries or longer on a flat-bar bike? Since I had extensive shoulder surgery long rides on my road bike are painful. I have put a shorter, higher-rise stem but I'm still in...
08-22-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,435
Posted By FloridaDave

In my mid-60s I don't have the legs/lungs to ride...

In my mid-60s I don't have the legs/lungs to ride fast anymore, and that's okay. On my fitness bike I average 12-13, 14-15 on my carbon road bike. I want to get back into longer rides but don't know...
Forum: Southeast
04-30-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By FloridaDave

Hello from the Space Coast of Florida!!

Hello all. Newbie to the forum but have been riding bikes practically my whole life. Former century rider facing the challenges of getting older, just retired from the workforce, and recovering...
04-30-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By FloridaDave

Hey, I'll do that RonH. Interesting that my PT...

Hey, I'll do that RonH. Interesting that my PT is the one that says 6 months off the bike. And a bike shop owner who's had 3 rotator cuff surgeries told me to give up riding in the drops. ...
04-29-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By FloridaDave

Bike recommendations needed

TIA for reading and offering up recommendations, suggestions, and even outlandish comments.

I'm a 60-something and having to make some decisions about a bike. Over the past years, my road riding...
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