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01-14-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By doctor j

I've had both eyes done and very glad I did. ...

I've had both eyes done and very glad I did.

For map/phone/flat changing, I carry a pair of readers. I hook them over the back of the neck line of my jersey so that they are out of the way during...
01-14-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By doctor j

^^This^^ Prior to my retirement, I lived and...

^^This^^

Prior to my retirement, I lived and worked in the Ozarks. One of my favorite rides was up and over a mountain, and I tried to do it mostly with an outbound headwind. The resulting...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,407
Posted By doctor j

8,218 road miles. May get 1 more ride this year,...

8,218 road miles. May get 1 more ride this year, but wet/cold weather is forecast for remainder of year. Goal for the year was 8,000. Beat last year, my previous best year, by 812 miles. Second...
12-19-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,426
Posted By doctor j

I'm using a late model HotShot. I'm not sure...

I'm using a late model HotShot. I'm not sure which one, but it may be the 150. Anyway, I have received several unsolicited comments from fellow cyclists and some non-cycling friends that this light...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,700
Posted By doctor j

^^^This^^^ I live in central Louisiana, and...

^^^This^^^

I live in central Louisiana, and our summer was very humid.

The info quoted above matches my situation.

In the summer, I drink a 20-oz bottle of water just before the ride. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,008
Posted By doctor j

My first modern-day road bike was a Fuji...

My first modern-day road bike was a Fuji aluminum. Still rolling just fine after 30,000 miles.
11-21-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By doctor j

Having ridden quite a few miles "under the...

Having ridden quite a few miles "under the lights", I think you made a good decision to add a helmet light.
11-13-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,852
Posted By doctor j

Well done! Keep spinning!

Well done! Keep spinning!
11-13-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By doctor j

Well done on the ride, Dan, and happy birthday...

Well done on the ride, Dan, and happy birthday (belated)!
11-03-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By doctor j

BobbyG, the motor is 68 years of age. It has...

BobbyG, the motor is 68 years of age. It has lost a little compression over the years and could probably use new points and condenser:D

Maelochs, we speak with the Royal "We". The bike has been...
Replies: 8
Views: 6,026
Posted By doctor j

Accurate and thorough review. Thanks.

Accurate and thorough review. Thanks.
11-02-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,889
Posted By doctor j

I learned to ride after-work rides at night with...

I learned to ride after-work rides at night with the arrival of uncivilized weather (a/k/a winter) and the loss of daylight saving time. It worked out pretty well. I rode only familiar routes at...
11-02-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By doctor j

Noteworthy Ride

Not for its distance, elevation gain, speed, route, or scenery.

As of this ride, we logged 30,000 miles on Ol' Fuj, my 2006 Fuji Newest 3.0 that we bought for a discount in early 2007. Ol' Fuj...
10-15-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By doctor j

Well done, dude! Congrats!

Well done, dude! Congrats!
10-13-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By doctor j

Outstanding!

Outstanding!
10-08-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By doctor j

That's what I have. Distance vision and cheaters...

That's what I have. Distance vision and cheaters for reading. Works well for cycling. I can wear regular sunglasses or clear safety glasses on cloudy days.

For ultra-small print or working...
09-04-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,571
Posted By doctor j

Split the group into slow, medium, and fast...

Split the group into slow, medium, and fast subgroups as noted above.
08-31-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,063
Posted By doctor j

Make it three for the Cygolite Dash 460. On...

Make it three for the Cygolite Dash 460. On flash mode just for the LEDs on the top of the light, it is very visible in daylight. If the main light is on flash mode, it is crazy visible. I usually...
08-29-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By doctor j

We've had a good bit of rain in central...

We've had a good bit of rain in central Louisiana, but we've had no problems of any significance compared to what has happened in Texas and southwest Louisiana. According to the Natl. Weather...
08-22-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By doctor j

Congrats on good birthday & miles!

Congrats on good birthday & miles!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By doctor j

I installed a set of Boyd Rouleurs, their low-end...

I installed a set of Boyd Rouleurs, their low-end aluminum wheels, last year. 5,300 miles so far, and I like them.
08-16-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By doctor j

Mks gr9.

Mks gr9.
08-16-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By doctor j

For a good bike that won't break the bank, you...

For a good bike that won't break the bank, you might want to look at Fuji. They've been around a while and offer good bang for the buck. My first modern-day road bike was an entry-level Fuji. It...
08-10-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,342
Posted By doctor j

I've been using KMC chains for a few years now,...

I've been using KMC chains for a few years now, and they use a "missing link" that makes the two ends easy to join together. Good service from them. Yes, check out Youtube. You can replace a chain.
08-09-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By doctor j

Double "F" Word

I can't bring myself to say or type the word F--- and invoke the wrath F--- fairie... so we'll just refer to this as the sudden loss of pressure in a tire.

Anyway, day before yesterday, I was...
08-09-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By doctor j

Congrats on the good data! At 68 yrs of...

Congrats on the good data!

At 68 yrs of age, I good good numbers from my last set of labs late last month. Prior to taking up cycling, I was overweight, smoked, and numbers were nothing to...
08-05-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By doctor j

In central Louisiana in July, we had many days...

In central Louisiana in July, we had many days with heat indices>100. Sweat would not evaporate to cool my body, but all my body knows to keep cool is to sweat. I lose copious quantities of water...
08-02-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,945
Posted By doctor j

Thus far, just for recovery.

Thus far, just for recovery.
08-02-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By doctor j

Another vote for Cygolite Hotshot.

Another vote for Cygolite Hotshot.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,192
Posted By doctor j

I use a simple, wired bike computer for my...

I use a simple, wired bike computer for my "official" miles. It has been very reliable and not subject to changes in the status of apps. For tracking routes, I run Cyclemeter on my iphone. I...
08-02-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,945
Posted By doctor j

A fellow cyclist who is also a runner mentioned...

A fellow cyclist who is also a runner mentioned to me that she used whey protein that is available at big box stores. As she follows the advice of a nutritionist, I thought I'd give it a try.

I...
07-31-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,604
Posted By doctor j

Outstanding! I've been trying to break 50...

Outstanding!

I've been trying to break 50 for a while and have come within a few tenths thereof. Close but no cigar.

Well done!
07-31-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,007
Posted By doctor j

I was in the band in high school and college and...

I was in the band in high school and college and have never been an athlete. My working life was in laboratories, management, and sitting in front of a computer.

I've tracked miles since I...
07-29-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By doctor j

I bought a Smart Wool that covers only my neck. ...

I bought a Smart Wool that covers only my neck. When it gets cold enought for that, I'll wear a balaclava , the bottom of which I pull over the top of the neck gaiter. That keeps the cold air away...
07-28-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,359
Posted By doctor j

I'm experiencing those same issues. If I squat...

I'm experiencing those same issues. If I squat to look for something, work on something, play with the cats etc., sometimes I'll have to stand back up in "phases" to get my equilibrium. There's a...
07-28-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By doctor j

I did not realize the vein thing could get that...

I did not realize the vein thing could get that bad. Thanks for posting. Additional evidence that aging is not for the faint of heart.
07-27-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By doctor j

Congrats and well done. It does make one feel...

Congrats and well done. It does make one feel good and have a sense of accomplishment as the miles accumulate.
07-25-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By doctor j

You might take a look at far northwest Arkansas...

You might take a look at far northwest Arkansas in the Fayetteville area. They have the Razorback Greenway which runs from BellaVista down to Fayetteville. There's Crystal Bridges Museum of...
07-25-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,359
Posted By doctor j

Well, I got to the doc and was pronounced alive. ...

Well, I got to the doc and was pronounced alive. Doc was pleased with decreased pressure but did not have a bang-your-fist-on-the-table-definitive answer as to why. Possibilities included fitness...
07-24-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,305
Posted By doctor j

Congratulations on your retirement, and good luck...

Congratulations on your retirement, and good luck with your new-found freedom! I set my all-time mileage record during my first full calendar year of retirement, 2016. Currently, I'm on track for...
07-24-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,323
Posted By doctor j

Thanks for posting your story. My weight is...

Thanks for posting your story. My weight is creeping up slowly, and it's from being lazy about my diet.
07-24-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,359
Posted By doctor j

Decreasing Blood Pressure

I have a semi-annual appointment with the doc tomorrow. We've been discussing my blood pressure, blood pressure meds etc. I'm taking Lisinopril and have been for the last several years.

Three...
Forum: Foo
07-24-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By doctor j

Congratulations, Paw Paw!

Congratulations, Paw Paw!
07-16-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By doctor j

s Last year, my first full calendar year of...

s

Last year, my first full calendar year of retirement, I rode 7,406 miles, and that was a record for me. I'd like to surpass that by a reasonable amount this year. Thus far, I'm ahead of where...
07-16-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By doctor j

I'm trying for a new mileage record this year,...

I'm trying for a new mileage record this year, and I ride 4 to 6 days in a row. I look at a rest day or days like taking the time to sharpen an axe or file the chain on my chain saw. When I get...
07-13-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,623
Posted By doctor j

Currently, my average week is a little over 140...

Currently, my average week is a little over 140 miles at an average of about 15.5 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By doctor j

You might want to get a copy of the latest...

You might want to get a copy of the latest edition of Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance.

It's a great book. My experience has been that if I do what Zinn says, it works.

I would...
07-06-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By doctor j

As I recall, I started at about 57 myself. I...

As I recall, I started at about 57 myself. I quit smoking and lost and have kept off 65 pounds. I'm retired now, but in the last few years of my working life, I found cycling to be cathartic. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By doctor j

Unfortunately, I've been there, done that, and...

Unfortunately, I've been there, done that, and got the tee-shirt... in 2016. Same exact thing happened to me. Those rides in the meat wagon aren't cheap, but I'll have to say, they took good care...
07-06-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,367
Posted By doctor j

I've been road cycling since 2007 and have not...

I've been road cycling since 2007 and have not had any problems with quick releases.
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