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07-11-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By dennis336

Not a good sign if the kick-starter campaign...

Not a good sign if the kick-starter campaign failed. And, yeah, $3,800 would be pricey ... for me, anyway.
07-10-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,882
Posted By dennis336

While I've cycled most of my life, I didn't...

While I've cycled most of my life, I didn't consider myself a serious recreational cyclist until I was around 56 years old (will be 66 next month). I've never been very aggressive on descents. ...
07-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,770
Posted By dennis336

I'm the last person that should be giving advice...

I'm the last person that should be giving advice on cleaning but ......

I just use Pro-Link Chain Lube ... just put a drop or two on each link, let it sit a few minutes then grip a cloth around a...
07-10-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,890
Posted By dennis336

I don't take supplements as I'm a skeptic...

I don't take supplements as I'm a skeptic although I do eat a good balanced diet. I have tried supplements in the past but without noticeable effect on my well-being short of increasing the value of...
07-10-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,890
Posted By dennis336

This is very helpful. My wife has been...

This is very helpful. My wife has been complaining that I've put on a few extra pounds (coincidentally, it's probably about 15 pounds). I will inform her that I do so to stay healthy and keep from...
07-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By dennis336

It does seem like it would be more difficult to...

It does seem like it would be more difficult to ride up long and steep hills - kind of like a step ladder although it seems like you might generate more power per stroke?? And would be interesting...
07-10-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By dennis336

Anyone ride the NuBike?

Just saw a video clip on NuBike. Doesn't look like it's on the market yet. The review below says there's a kickstarter campaign going on. Here's a link to a review:...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,480
Posted By dennis336

Thanks for the links. I'll check into this...

Thanks for the links. I'll check into this trail. I generally am not set up for the technical off-road conditions but if they're shorter stretches, I could make it work. In any event, I'd not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By dennis336

I'm very grateful for the cycling I have easy...

I'm very grateful for the cycling I have easy access to in Connecticut. I live in the center of the state but I'll drive my bike to different corners of the state for my long ride. Eastern Ct,...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,480
Posted By dennis336

What gravel roads do you ride in Southern New England?

Over the last couple of years, I've really come to enjoy cycling on gravel roads. Got a pretty good list of roads I ride in NW Connecticut/SW MA, Chester, CT, and I've been riding some of the D2R2...
05-26-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,688
Posted By dennis336

Another vote for "never buy white socks". If...

Another vote for "never buy white socks". If you're not able to get the stains off, I personally am too cheap to throw away something because of stains. I'd just wear them until they broke out in...
05-12-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,887
Posted By dennis336

From a 1 mile ride to over 6 miles in less than a...

From a 1 mile ride to over 6 miles in less than a week. You should feel very encouraged! Keep riding but watch the extreme heat and humidity!
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 902,036
Posted By dennis336

I've cycled at Acadia a few times in the past...

I've cycled at Acadia a few times in the past three years. Love it! IMO, best mile-for-mile cycling in the Northeast! If you ride the Park Look Road, or Cadillac Mountain, I really recommend...
05-09-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By dennis336

most of my shorts are PI. I'm a fan - at half...

most of my shorts are PI. I'm a fan - at half price, I'd take advantage!
05-09-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,443
Posted By dennis336

My grandparents were all born in Italy ... kind...

My grandparents were all born in Italy ... kind of wish they kept a house there that I could have inherited and visited :). Thanks for the pics - cycling in Italy looks heavenly!
05-09-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,195
Posted By dennis336

Nothing new to add ... my first reaction to the...

Nothing new to add ... my first reaction to the OP was a good bike fit and a saddle that works for you - I'm another big fan of the Brooks B17. After experimenting with a few other saddles, settled...
05-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,567
Posted By dennis336

While I've ridden bikes much of my life, I didn't...

While I've ridden bikes much of my life, I didn't ride more seriously until I was 56. Did my first century ride when I was 58 (I'm almost 66 now). I've never been a racer or tracked speed as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,396
Posted By dennis336

I carry my phone and keep it on. But, I'm a very...

I carry my phone and keep it on. But, I'm a very low-volume user. No work calls or texts on my personal phone so no off-hours messages there. Pretty much the only people I ever call or text are my...
05-08-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,887
Posted By dennis336

Very big deal! Thanks for sharing and keep...

Very big deal! Thanks for sharing and keep riding and keep us posted on your progress!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 310,058
Posted By dennis336

I yell at people for not waving. Is that...

I yell at people for not waving. Is that considered elitist?
05-06-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,636
Posted By dennis336

I'm 65 and I got into riding gravel roads a...

I'm 65 and I got into riding gravel roads a couple years ago. Pulled my Surly Disc Trucker into service for that. Joined a group ride in 2017 that was a mix of gravel and paved roads and loved it. ...
05-06-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,138
Posted By dennis336

I've talked to dogs, cows, and horses. I think...

I've talked to dogs, cows, and horses. I think I've said a few words to deer. And, the two times I saw a black bear crossing the road ahead of me. Although, technically, I don't think I talked to...
04-28-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,019
Posted By dennis336

I've reached the low 40's (mph) several times. ...

I've reached the low 40's (mph) several times. The conditions tend to be descents that are short, rather steep, straight with good visibility and good road conditions. Even then, I feel like I'm...
04-28-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,534
Posted By dennis336

This ^^^ Coincidentally, this just happened...

This ^^^

Coincidentally, this just happened to me the other day when I was in the 'warm-up' part of my ride on a nearby MUP. There was a woman ahead on the far right side of the path with a dog...
04-09-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,957
Posted By dennis336

Nice story and great attitude and response to the...

Nice story and great attitude and response to the situation. The only tragedy is, with him always ahead of you, neither you - nor he - had the opportunity to wave.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By dennis336

Currently using a Motorola Moto G3 ... probably...

Currently using a Motorola Moto G3 ... probably will get the G7 later in the year as the old phone will be nearing 4 years old and does run into storage issues. But, I've been using that phone to...
03-27-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By dennis336

Yeah, I think I dislike riding in the 90's more...

Yeah, I think I dislike riding in the 90's more than I dislike riding in the 30's! Then, in CT, throw in the humidity and it's pretty painful. I've had a couple rides where it was just that - high...
03-27-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By dennis336

Great pictures - nice roads!! Sorry about the...

Great pictures - nice roads!! Sorry about the loss of your friend.
03-27-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,285
Posted By dennis336

There was another thread not too long ago about...

There was another thread not too long ago about "dumbest repair mistakes you've made" or something like that. A common one, and I just did it a couple weeks ago, was not routing the chain through...
03-25-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

Thanks all for the thoughts and responses. This...

Thanks all for the thoughts and responses. This really is a great forum!
03-25-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

Yes! I am pretty good about not letting the...

Yes! I am pretty good about not letting the occasional negative interaction spoil my ride and enjoy the vast majority of positive experiences. This one just got me to thinking afterwards to be sure...
03-25-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

That is possible ... I don't think I had crossed...

That is possible ... I don't think I had crossed over into the opposite lane while waiting to make my turn but it's possible he thought I was being a hazard. Didn't get any negative reactions from...
03-25-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

Yes, that's the layout, but with lights

Yes, that's the layout, but with lights
03-25-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

I think that's it ... probably thought cyclists...

I think that's it ... probably thought cyclists should just ride on the sidewalks!
03-25-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

Thanks! It sure seemed like it to me!

Thanks! It sure seemed like it to me!
03-25-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

It really felt like that although I tend to be...

It really felt like that although I tend to be self-critical so my first thought is that I broke some rule!
03-25-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

That's the thing ... I had black shoes AND black...

That's the thing ... I had black shoes AND black socks ... I just don't understand what the problem was :bang:
03-25-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By dennis336

Did I do this right?

I was on a ride yesterday and for a short time, was on a brief, but fairly busy section of road. I was riding along on the right side of the road but needed to make a left turn at an upcoming light....
03-23-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By dennis336

I have fit some cycling into most of our...

I have fit some cycling into most of our vacations the past several years. My wife's not a cyclist so I try to work it in so that it's not all about me. Having said that, when I first got my...
03-21-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,089
Posted By dennis336

I probably care more about dings in my bikes than...

I probably care more about dings in my bikes than I do about dings in my cars. Having said that, they're not a big deal to me either. I just had to overcome the awkwardness of going to the make-up...
03-13-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By dennis336

Been kind of a crazy winter here. Our two...

Been kind of a crazy winter here. Our two biggest snow storms were around 8 inches in mid-November (a bit early for that much snow) and around 10 inches earlier in March. In between, a few small...
03-07-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,757
Posted By dennis336

Well, my birthday is in August so I have no...

Well, my birthday is in August so I have no business judging you on this :)

Couple of qualifying questions:
1) By birthday ride, do you mean riding your age in miles?
2) If yes to #1...
03-07-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,446
Posted By dennis336

Made that mistake just last week! Similarly, I...

Made that mistake just last week! Similarly, I went for a ride after changing the chain and it was noisier than usual ... mis-diagnosed at first and was playing around with the front derailleur...
03-06-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By dennis336

Phil, thanks for following up. I just checked...

Phil, thanks for following up. I just checked the rear rotor/hub and it seems to be secure. I'll continue to monitor it. Thanks again for the advice.
03-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,165
Posted By dennis336

I also ride (road) through the winter. I'll go...

I also ride (road) through the winter. I'll go out down into the 20's. I spent one winter riding my trainer indoors and it about drove me crazy so I got the necessary clothes and just went out. ...
03-05-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By dennis336

Thanks - hadn't thought of rotating chains. ...

Thanks - hadn't thought of rotating chains. Learn something new every day!
03-05-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By dennis336

I've been thinking about this approach (I may fit...

I've been thinking about this approach (I may fit your profile - older, not too heavy and do a fair amount of hill climbing) - riding the chain for as long as possible and just changing both the...
03-05-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By dennis336

Thanks all for the tips. I tried opening up the...

Thanks all for the tips. I tried opening up the calipers to give a bit more space between the rotor and pads and that seemed to work. Should have thought of it right from the start but when the...
03-04-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,726
Posted By dennis336

Thanks Tony ... and good for you on that...

Thanks Tony ... and good for you on that volunteer work. Doing good and learning a lot!
03-04-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By dennis336

Thanks for the ideas - I played around some with...

Thanks for the ideas - I played around some with the tension on the calipers (right term?) to open up the pads a bit more from the rotor. Seems like some initial improvement, although noises have a...
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