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10-02-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By macd55

When I bought the Pinarello it was an NOS 2019....

When I bought the Pinarello it was an NOS 2019. Found it new at Competitive Cyclist in Colorodo.
10-02-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By macd55

Didn't really feel a weight difference. The ebike...

Didn't really feel a weight difference. The ebike is only 8 pounds heavier than my other bikes. I often ride without assist when I'm on a long stretch of road flat road.
10-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By macd55

I don't have an Orbea but a Pinarello Dyodo which...

I don't have an Orbea but a Pinarello Dyodo which uses the same motor and system as the Orbea.I got it on line about a year ago and ride it on longer and hillier days. I still ride my analog bikes...
09-15-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,085
Posted By macd55

I didn't wait until 80. I wasn't able to ride the...

I didn't wait until 80. I wasn't able to ride the hills and distances I could 10 years ago now that I'm 77 years old. I bought a Pinarello Dyodo that has the ebikemotion x35 motor which is 250 watts....
08-20-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By macd55

I've been riding since I retired 12 years...

I've been riding since I retired 12 years sometimes riding up to 4 and 5 times a week going 2000 to 3000 miles a year. I have a Specialized Roubaix and a Litespeed Classic.

I just bought a...
07-20-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,724
Posted By macd55

I have been riding since my retirement in 2009...

I have been riding since my retirement in 2009 averaging 2000+ mile a year on a Specialized Roubaix and a Litespeed Classic. I've found this last 2 years I just can't enjoy some of the riding routes...
01-12-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By macd55

No there was no police report filed. That is...

No there was no police report filed. That is where I fell short. I have reported the accident with my insurance with a PIP claim and things were put in motion to cover my medical bills. The other...
01-11-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By macd55

Thank you for the sage advice

Want to give a big thank you to all on this board that have shared their experiences and advice about what to do in case you have a crash. Saturday afternoon ride ended with me hitting the side of a...
11-02-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By macd55

Truck brakes are held OFF by air pressure. If the...

Truck brakes are held OFF by air pressure. If the truck loses air the brakes go full on. There is an air tank that keeps air pressure up and the sound you hear is the tank bleeding off excess air...
10-21-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,147
Posted By macd55

Blew through a stop sign right in front of a...

Blew through a stop sign right in front of a motorcycle cop. There were too many cars coming to the intersection at once and I should have slowed down a little bit more and put a foot down but didn't...
02-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,152
Posted By macd55

Last year I stopped at a park to take a nature...

Last year I stopped at a park to take a nature break and started talking with a senior female rider. We were both on a 50ish mile ride that day. A man sitting on his Harley, 40ish, asked us how old...
01-18-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,757
Posted By macd55

I was riding on a 4 lane road with a 4 foot bike...

I was riding on a 4 lane road with a 4 foot bike lane on each side in a residential area going about 15 mph. As I approached a school a small bus was preparing to exit a driveway turning the right....
04-21-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By macd55

Thanks for the warning. I've been avoiding the...

Thanks for the warning. I've been avoiding the Interurban trail since they've had the sidewalks torn up at 128th anyway. Guess I'll continue to do so the rest of the year.
macd55
07-21-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By macd55

Had surgery 2 days ago on my right eye. Had a...

Had surgery 2 days ago on my right eye. Had a little discomfort but no pain after. I went from 20/70 before to 20/25 after when I went in for a follow up the next day. I was told to limit strenuous...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,704
Posted By macd55

I got an 04 Litespeed Classic a few months ago...

I got an 04 Litespeed Classic a few months ago and my Spec Roubaix is getting jealous because it doesn't get ridden as much as the Litespeed.
It is actually 1 lb lighter than the Roubaix. I love...
02-25-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By macd55

I would love to have it. I just got a new to me...

I would love to have it. I just got a new to me 2004 Litespeed. I have one on my Roubaix and I keep looking down for cadence on the Litespeed and there's nothing there. How would you like to get...
07-30-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By macd55

I have a medium and had to use it for the first...

I have a medium and had to use it for the first time last week. It took about 165 stokes to get a 23mm up to 80+ psi and it took all I had to get it up that high. That was enough to finish the ride....
07-13-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By macd55

I flatted this weekend and used my medium Lezyne...

I flatted this weekend and used my medium Lezyne Road Drive for the first time. I had to work hard get my tire inflated to 80 PSI. For me weighing 150 lbs that was fine and I was
able to complete...
07-03-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By macd55

Thanks for the heads up. I've been doing that...

Thanks for the heads up. I've been doing that ride about once a week. You saved me getting all the way out there and having to turn around and missing the best part of the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,568
Posted By macd55

My last ride was the 18th of Dec. Started in a...

My last ride was the 18th of Dec. Started in a drizzle and 45 deg for the 1st 10 miles, cleared up for the middle of the ride, drizzled for the last 10 miles but the 44 miles put me at 3002 for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By macd55

If you go to youtube and search garmin 500 setup...

If you go to youtube and search garmin 500 setup there is a short video that steps you through how to configure the different screens
10-07-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By macd55

There is another way to get to the start of the...

There is another way to get to the start of the interurban trail. Turn onto left onto Mukilteo Blvd, the 1st signal up from the ferry, and go all the way to Colby turn right three blocks to 44th....
05-02-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By macd55

I had the same problem when I first started...

I had the same problem when I first started riding 4 years ago. At the time I had a hybrid. Taking omega 3 fish oil capsule help but the irritation didn't go away until I got a road bike with drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By macd55

I've had a bad right shoulder for over 40 years...

I've had a bad right shoulder for over 40 years but it never bothered me that much. When I retired I started riding a bike, an aluminum hybred with flat bars. As my miles increased the pain started...
03-29-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,786
Posted By macd55

Worked 45 years as a machinist mainly building...

Worked 45 years as a machinist mainly building tooling for maching aircraft parts. Boy did the trade change through the years with the development of CNC machines and the development of the software...
01-17-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,235
Posted By macd55

I live in the north Seattle area which has its...

I live in the north Seattle area which has its share of hills. The first year I rode 2010 I had a triple 28/38/48 to an 11/32 on a Trek 7.3fx. At 67 y/o it gave me all the gears I needed to ride the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By macd55

I bought a Specialized Roubaix Elite with the...

I bought a Specialized Roubaix Elite with the same gearing this year. I'm 67 and I live in the Seattle area that has its share of hills. The gearing has worked out well for these tired old legs..
10-13-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,811
Posted By macd55

I went from a Trek hybred with a triple 28, 38,...

I went from a Trek hybred with a triple 28, 38, 48 to a Specialized Roubaix Elite with Sram Apex and had no trouble at all. I live in the Seattle WA area and we have plenty of hills and I have no...
06-24-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By macd55

There is the Bicycle Center shop on the Bothel,...

There is the Bicycle Center shop on the Bothel, Everett highway( I beleive its highway 527) in the strip mall across the street of Fred Meyer at 132nd Street. They have a good variety of brands to...
06-02-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By macd55

You do know the Cycle Barn is a Harley dealer not...

You do know the Cycle Barn is a Harley dealer not a bicycle dealer don't you? If you are going to go there leave the interurbin trail at the Lynnwood park and ride and go west on 200th to highway 99....
06-02-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By macd55

Highway 99 through Lynnwood does have sidewalks...

Highway 99 through Lynnwood does have sidewalks and you'll need them as there isn't much room for bikes and the traffic is bad at all hours of the day. I personally don't/won't ride on highway 99. If...
06-01-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By macd55

The interurbin does fade in and out at different...

The interurbin does fade in and out at different spots but it is onto user friendly streets. It is hard to follow sometimes until you have been over it. I have ridden on it from Everett to 125th...
05-16-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,707
Posted By macd55

I was in the same spot you were 2 years ago. I...

I was in the same spot you were 2 years ago. I borrowed my sons Freespirit to see if I would enjoy ridding. Yes at first my butt hurt but it did get better. The thing that really helped was the pair...
05-10-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 143,519
Posted By macd55

I've been lurking around this forum for a couple...

I've been lurking around this forum for a couple months now. Thought I'd check in. I live in Everett, WA. Been riding 2 years now. Started after I retired in 2009. Got myself a hybred just to see if...
04-12-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,570
Posted By macd55

I guess I'm about average. Because of issues with...

I guess I'm about average. Because of issues with my shoulder I limit my rides to 30 to 50 mile 3 to 4 days a week. If I go much further I experience pain in the shoulder joint. I learned that the...
Forum: Introductions
04-11-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By macd55

new member

I'm live in Everett WA. When I retired in 2009 I got my first bike since 1972 just to see if I would enjoy riding again. Bought a Trek 7.3 SX hybrid and put over 2500 mile on it last year so I guess...
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