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06-20-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By billydonn

One vote for bike paths are safer. Not without...

One vote for bike paths are safer. Not without danger tape ask,times, obviously.
06-20-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,756
Posted By billydonn

I may be able to attend and will follow this...

I may be able to attend and will follow this thread.
06-06-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,077
Posted By billydonn

Hi Denver. Hope Nora is well

Hi Denver. Hope Nora is well
06-06-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By billydonn

Post photos por favor,Good luck.

Post photos por favor,Good luck.
02-26-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,330
Posted By billydonn

AGREE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE I got tested a...

AGREE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE
I got tested a couple years ago at my normal physical exam.

Now you will pry my Fortesta from my cold dead hands. Freakin fountain of youth for me at 66. My mojo works...
01-18-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By billydonn

I had all kinds of aches with Lipitor. But...

I had all kinds of aches with Lipitor. But Simvastatin gives me no problems.
01-14-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By billydonn

Hi Stap.

Hi Stap.
01-07-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,236
Posted By billydonn

They are all equally important to me because any...

They are all equally important to me because any one that fails, ruins a ride.

I do like my Hincapie Alpe cap a lot though.
01-07-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,811
Posted By billydonn

This. Plus, I think Garmin gives more complete...

This. Plus, I think Garmin gives more complete data.
01-07-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By billydonn

Wonderful music.... Wish those guys could have...

Wonderful music.... Wish those guys could have stayed forever young.
12-31-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,792
Posted By billydonn

About 4100 miles and 180 rides for me. First...

About 4100 miles and 180 rides for me. First time in years I didn't make 5000 miles. I did have some quality miles though and feel like I'm still improving. I had fun too and will make my 5000 in...
12-31-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By billydonn

I'm a definite maybe... Been wanting to get down...

I'm a definite maybe... Been wanting to get down there. More than 50pct chance of me coming.
12-31-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,291
Posted By billydonn

I've changed my thinking lately and now I lean...

I've changed my thinking lately and now I lean more toward shorts than I used to. Especially in hot weather. Bib knickers are preferred for cold rides.

Not throwing my lightweight bibs out though.
12-24-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By billydonn

Exactly what I was thinking. Ride some more...

Exactly what I was thinking. Ride some more before buying a new bike.
12-24-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By billydonn

Not riding a bike is reason to sell it? I didn't...

Not riding a bike is reason to sell it? I didn't get that memo! :)
12-24-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,748
Posted By billydonn

Spenco Cold Snap gloves work well for me.

Spenco Cold Snap gloves work well for me.
12-23-13, 07:22 AM
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Views: 583
Posted By billydonn

Thanks for the great and useful input everyone....

Thanks for the great and useful input everyone. I'm looking for an organized ride of moderate difficulty, but also routes I can take to encourage a novice friend who needs to ride for health and...
12-15-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By billydonn

Summer Rides in Philadelphia?

Looking for an excuse to visit this area in summer 2014. A bike ride would be a good one. Any PA residents, and I know there are some, your input would be welcome. A metric century event with shorter...
12-03-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By billydonn

The number of pull-ups a person can do has to do...

The number of pull-ups a person can do has to do with specificity of training to do pull-ups and isn't necessarily related at all to cardiovascular fitness. I'll bet pro cyclists can do very few of...
12-03-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By billydonn

I like the look of your Look! :thumb:It sure...

I like the look of your Look! :thumb:It sure looks bigger than an XS though. CF with the right mold/layup is amazingly good stuff. Enjoy.
12-03-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,000
Posted By billydonn

Sometimes it is just too damned cold and icy and...

Sometimes it is just too damned cold and icy and not worth the risk. The serious cold can kill you if you crash or flat in an out of the way place. Ill take the trainer or spin bike when it is that...
12-01-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By billydonn

Nice post. I'm still sticking with Chris Horner...

Nice post. I'm still sticking with Chris Horner for my hero.... But you've got a point. :thumb:
11-13-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By billydonn

Amber waves of grain

Gawkers and merlot drinkers from the coastal areas often are amazed and distracted by the amber waves of grain in our lovely Midwestern landscapes. I swear the sound of corn rustling softly in a good...
11-10-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,385
Posted By billydonn

To ride better: Ride Lots Ride harder...

To ride better:

Ride Lots
Ride harder sometimes
Eat less and avoid stupid foods.... these are pretty well known
11-10-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,628
Posted By billydonn

I'm pretty much with Jppe. My motor runs best on...

I'm pretty much with Jppe. My motor runs best on cool, dense air. I don't mind riding down into the 30s or even below, but the wildcard around here in Nebraska is wind, which is everpresent. Picking...
10-29-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By billydonn

Glad you are okay Doug.

Glad you are okay Doug.
10-28-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By billydonn

Yes indeed...could not agree more. It is far...

Yes indeed...could not agree more. It is far better to look good than to ride good anyway. :lol:
10-27-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By billydonn

I assume there is no code required?

I assume there is no code required?
10-27-13, 07:56 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By billydonn

Indeed. Sorry for your loss BF.

Indeed. Sorry for your loss BF.
10-27-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By billydonn

Extremists are everywhere these days. :)

Extremists are everywhere these days. :)
10-27-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By billydonn

Resistance is futile. If you keep riding you will...

Resistance is futile. If you keep riding you will eventually wear tight clothing and you will sneak peaks admiring your fine manly quads.:lol:
10-26-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By billydonn

Love the pics Bennie. Wish we had more easy...

Love the pics Bennie. Wish we had more easy access to roads like that. Thanks for sharing. And +1 to Rowen's nice bike comment.

We've had the same windy pattern here making it cooler than the...
10-26-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By billydonn

Thank you Zinger. The Hampsten tours are pretty...

Thank you Zinger. The Hampsten tours are pretty expensive, and from what I gather, not for the "non-expert" rider.



Hi Joe,
Hotel on the Grand Canal eh? That's pretty high zoot I think. On...
10-25-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By billydonn

Photos For Italy Lovers

Drive over Passo Gavia and Bormio Area Northern Italy:

http://s1119.photobucket.com/user/billydonn/slideshow/Italy%202013/Bormio-SantaCatarina

Passo Gavia Bike Ride , Lower Section from Santa...
10-24-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By billydonn

My bad... I meant to use Stap's quote that three...

My bad... I meant to use Stap's quote that three of them were in "serious trouble". Let me see... Yes I was wrong about the personal computer being stupid. Still mulling over that one. Have given up...
10-24-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By billydonn

Just to explain my point: Venice is cited by...

Just to explain my point: Venice is cited by current tourism scholars as a prime example of a place where tourism has harmed the local culture. The 60,000 inhabitants are no longer mostly Italians,...
10-24-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,948
Posted By billydonn

FYI. National Park Service is not the same agency...

FYI. National Park Service is not the same agency as the US Forest Service. The latter is a division of the Dept of Agriculture, the former is within the Dept of the Interior.

Edit: sorry, I see...
10-23-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By billydonn

LOL. Venice is tourism, like Colorado is...

LOL. Venice is tourism, like Colorado is mountains. Just the way it is. Few Italians actually live there due to gentrification. Still an amazing and beautiful place when you get away from St Marks a...
10-23-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By billydonn

+1 although I think Italy is much better and more...

+1 although I think Italy is much better and more real than Disneyland.

Dfrost has it right .... Umbria in the Spoletto, Spello, Montefalco area is just fabulous... Rideable and affordable. Aside...
10-21-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By billydonn

Arthur, See? See? Sometimes you get away with...

Arthur,
See? See? Sometimes you get away with it even though it was :lol:a bad idea?
10-09-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By billydonn

I still think it was a bad idea.:) (I could...

I still think it was a bad idea.:)

(I could be wrong I guess.)
10-06-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By billydonn

Sidi... Hard to go wrong there. They're Italian...

Sidi... Hard to go wrong there. They're Italian too.
10-06-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By billydonn

I had RC/labrum surgery at age 60 and was riding...

I had RC/labrum surgery at age 60 and was riding very carefully, short and easy in a more upright position in just a few weeks. Feeling bulletproof took a few more weeks. I did the PT exercises...
10-06-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,210
Posted By billydonn

Love new technology but, like Jppe, I'm usually...

Love new technology but, like Jppe, I'm usually not in the first wave. My engine still kind of limits the usefulness of cutting edge bike stuff for me.

CF, GPS, clipless Sidis, good lights,...
09-19-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,704
Posted By billydonn

Agree. But do it because you like the better bike...

Agree. But do it because you like the better bike and don't expect a huge performance benefit. With just 700 miles riding your engine still needs tuning. Be sure there isn't money or gold dust hidden...
09-19-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By billydonn

Never got the Tootsie Rolls but very good...

Never got the Tootsie Rolls but very good clothing. I have lots of their stuff.
09-11-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By billydonn

+1 really nice story.

+1 really nice story.
09-11-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By billydonn

Yea.... me too man. That's very hard and I'm so...

Yea.... me too man. That's very hard and I'm so sorry. One thing I might suggest is taking the bike stuff in stages... I don't know why but I think that would make it easier for me. Maybe it softens...
09-10-13, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By billydonn

Who is running the trip Joe? Adventure Cycling or...

Who is running the trip Joe? Adventure Cycling or someone else?
09-10-13, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,800
Posted By billydonn

Yeah... + 1.

Yeah... + 1.
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