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04-10-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,600
Posted By Mark Stone

It's all a matter of practicality and personal...

It's all a matter of practicality and personal taste. New innovations are helpful and nice - but do/get the ones that make you happy and increase your cycling joy --
12-09-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mark Stone

Those are velcro loops to secure grocery bags...

Those are velcro loops to secure grocery bags when I go shoplifting -- er, I mean shopping - on the Trike. 😊
11-29-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,426
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm apparently in the most popular section, at...

I'm apparently in the most popular section, at 68. Yeah, I'm just a sheep.
11-29-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,585
Posted By Mark Stone

I don't say "On your left" any longer - I say...

I don't say "On your left" any longer - I say "Did that hurt?"

All seriousness aside, I speak in complete sentences to MUP-dwellers -- I say "I'm a cyclist passing you on your left" That seems to...
11-29-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mark Stone

Cruisin' the Parks at 70 Degrees

My town is still experiencing 70 degree days as we're approaching December 2021 - the perfect excuse to take the Meridian out on a spin. Nothing like a Schwinn!
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10-23-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm retired and 68. I've discovered that...

I'm retired and 68. I've discovered that interests and "hobbies" and family time (6 grandchildren) keep my schedule full. As a matter of fact, I'm busier and more engaged now than when I was...
09-25-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,927
Posted By Mark Stone

I love the look of the pictured bikes . . ....

I love the look of the pictured bikes . . . You're a tall feller!
09-14-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Mark Stone

Pancreatitis -- Ugh

Well, I had my third bout against Acute Pancreatitis during the last week of August. I had Pancreatitis twice in the past, both events in 2017, both caused by a blocked Bile Duct and resolved by gall...
08-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree with this. The symptoms you are...

I agree with this. The symptoms you are describing need a Doctor's attention.
07-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By Mark Stone

You're right, that was a crazy ride! I never...

You're right, that was a crazy ride! I never dropped a wallet, but found one (full of cash!) on a Denver area MUP a coupla' decades ago. After a few minutes, a guy comes riding the opposite direction...
07-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Mark Stone

Hi Scott, I agree with you that your AC joint...

Hi Scott, I agree with you that your AC joint didn't need PT. I had a similar crash where I tore ligaments on the AC, and it just healed nicely with a little weight lifting to strengthen the shoulder...
07-26-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,245
Posted By Mark Stone

The answer may depend on your reason for...

The answer may depend on your reason for climbing. Touring bikes are geared very low to make climbing easier, if you happen to be that type of cyclist. If you're working on gaining strength, it may...
07-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,954
Posted By Mark Stone

A&S is not completely useless - it does give us...

A&S is not completely useless - it does give us comic relief from time to time. I don't like posting here because people argue just for the sake of arguing.
07-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,525
Posted By Mark Stone

Without reading through all the other responses,...

Without reading through all the other responses, would parts become an issue on the 1978 road bike? I had a 1984 or 5 Trek 520 touring bike I traded off to a shop because I was unable to find...
07-03-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mark Stone

In an ironic weather twist -

This past week, while a goodly portion of the country is battling excessive heat, my hometown of El Paso has been experiencing highs in the high 60s and low 70s with mucho rainfall. It's been a joy...
06-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,978
Posted By Mark Stone

That's me - T-Shirt and a pair of shorts.

That's me - T-Shirt and a pair of shorts.
06-27-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,529
Posted By Mark Stone

Yes, it is. It's very easy, using gears correctly...

Yes, it is. It's very easy, using gears correctly and monitoring HR, to duplicate workouts on bikes that weigh differently. The problem with your logic, as others have stated, is that you're...
06-26-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,636
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Views: 583,133
Posted By Mark Stone

I completely agree. I'm at the point that if I...

I completely agree. I'm at the point that if I just go out and ride, it's very enjoyable. I don't miss the days when I was obsessed with the stats. I do keep track of heart rate and time however. But...
06-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree. Your behind always hurts when you're a...

I agree. Your behind always hurts when you're a new cyclist, regardless of the saddle brand. Give it a coupl'a weeks then make a decision.
06-13-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mark Stone

That's sad news - there's a lot of cycling...

That's sad news - there's a lot of cycling heritage wrapped up in Sheldon Brown and Harris, even for those of us who never did business with them. It's good to hear that Sheldon Brown's website will...
06-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26,466
Views: 2,864,813
Posted By Mark Stone

A very pleasant morning ride on one of the local...

A very pleasant morning ride on one of the local MUPs in my area --

It's 78 degrees, and the high today in El Paso is predicted to be 108, so I'm glad I rode in the morning so as to not...
06-09-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mark Stone

I'll use a front flasher on a MUP so ppl can see...

I'll use a front flasher on a MUP so ppl can see me from a distance. For example, on the Bear Creek path west of Denver, there's areas where you can see a half-mile or longer down the path, and the...
06-09-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,735
Posted By Mark Stone

Depends on what the screw up is. Being distracted...

Depends on what the screw up is. Being distracted by cell phone usage and causing a crash is something that can be prosecuted (at least in my city), but other screw-ups probably shouldn't be. Things...
06-08-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Mark Stone

Three Wheeled Schwinn - Legit Cruiser?

Here's my main squeeze these days -- at 68 yoa I'm more comfortable with the simple stuff. I'm done with two-wheels because of balance issues. This is a Schwinn Meridian single-speed Trike, and I...
06-08-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Mark Stone

I enjoy riding in the heat, too. The key is...

I enjoy riding in the heat, too. The key is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate -- and sometimes take it easy. Here's the next few days here - - -

...
06-07-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,880
Posted By Mark Stone

Great film, thanks for posting the link. I...

Great film, thanks for posting the link.

I used to ride "The Courage Classic", a charity ride in Colorado that benefits Denver's Childrens Hospital. I was always amazed at the heavy folks, both...
06-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,120
Posted By Mark Stone

🤣😂🤣 Made my day

🤣😂🤣 Made my day
06-06-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mark Stone

Love it! There's no reason to act and dress...

Love it! There's no reason to act and dress "old". Thank God for bicycling, which opens a lot of doors. At 68, I feel younger than many of my 40-ish nieces and nephews.
06-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,384
Posted By Mark Stone

Love this post, and it reflects my experience...

Love this post, and it reflects my experience also. All (yes, all) of my family members that are around my age (68) are experiencing severe health and cognitive problems, along with most of my...
06-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,789
Posted By Mark Stone

Great post/narrative JoeyBike -- I had taken some...

Great post/narrative JoeyBike -- I had taken some time off from BikeForums and just returned, coming across your post. I disagree with one phrase - "Well, that's it. No longer in your ranks here."...
06-04-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26,466
Views: 2,864,813
Posted By Mark Stone

35? --------------------------- Happy Birthday...

35? --------------------------- Happy Birthday this week!!!!
06-04-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26,466
Views: 2,864,813
Posted By Mark Stone

Love it! Great photos and narrative.

Love it! Great photos and narrative.
06-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,120
Posted By Mark Stone

Absolutely correct. 😊

Absolutely correct. 😊
06-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,541
Views: 2,460,790
Posted By Mark Stone

Welcome! Hoping for the best health/weight...

Welcome! Hoping for the best health/weight outcome for you. 😊
06-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26,466
Views: 2,864,813
Posted By Mark Stone

Yes, mid-day spin on the Trike -- excellent day,...

Yes, mid-day spin on the Trike -- excellent day, relaxing ride

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06-03-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,120
Posted By Mark Stone

I read through the answers - and I agree. 😊. Yes,...

I read through the answers - and I agree. 😊. Yes, a person can lose weight with riding alone - but that would take a lot of riding! It's best to lose weight with the combination of exercise and diet,...
Forum: Introductions
06-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Mark Stone

Ouch! I don't remember that happening to you -...

Ouch! I don't remember that happening to you - Are you doing OK these days?
Will do! I have some left over from my two-wheel days.
Forum: Introductions
06-03-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Mark Stone

Thanks! Good to "see" you! 😊

Thanks! Good to "see" you! 😊
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