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01-15-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By jppe

I finally moved up to the Sr tees at our new...

I finally moved up to the Sr tees at our new course. I feel like since Iím 70 years old now Iíve earned that right. Itís a lot more enjoyable hitting irons into greens vs longer clubs. But Iím still...
01-12-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

Taking advantage of a 66 degree day in my new...

Taking advantage of a 66 degree day in my new digs. Check out the elevation at the start of the ride at my house……

...
01-12-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,740
Posted By jppe

Any updates on finding the vehicle and driver?

Any updates on finding the vehicle and driver?
12-26-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By jppe

With the lack of bike storage I had to “downsize”...

With the lack of bike storage I had to “downsize” the latest addition to the group!!

...
12-25-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By jppe

Were you riding the Willier?

Were you riding the Willier?
12-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,740
Posted By jppe

I really hate to see that. With all his riding...

I really hate to see that. With all his riding experience my intuition would suggest he was doing everything he felt necessary to keep himself as safe as possible.
12-21-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,922
Posted By jppe

Now that we've finally moved into our new home...

Now that we've finally moved into our new home I'm looking this thread over again trying to figure out what we want to do in the garage with the bikes we'll be using on a regular basis. I'm...
12-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By jppe

From my experience the focused training is the...

From my experience the focused training is the real key. As you know the training can be challenging and taxing but very rewarding once you get there. Sustaining the higher level seems like the real...
12-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By jppe

Probably more golf than cycling, our backyard is...

Probably more golf than cycling, our backyard is adjacent to the first tee box of one of the 3 golf courses in our subdivision.

...
12-14-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By jppe

We Completed Our Move!!!

Well, it took almost a year longer than planned but weíre finally in our new house at the NC coast and on a golf course. What an experience. COVID, labor challenges, material uncertainties,...
12-14-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By jppe

I’ve played golf 60 years and cycled 20 years....

I’ve played golf 60 years and cycled 20 years. I’ve intentionally avoided measuring the metrics like power and swing speed but definitely track overall results. Interestingly both activities peaked...
11-19-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26,495
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Posted By jppe

A nice 35 miler in 55 degree temperatures and...

A nice 35 miler in 55 degree temperatures and mild winds. I met my wife at about 25 miles to watch the local Christmas Parade before heading home. We hadn’t been in years……and since we’re moving away...
11-14-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,333
Posted By jppe

No. Never!! It’s just not right……..I couldn’t...

No. Never!! It’s just not right……..I couldn’t even skate or ride a skateboard growing up. Just imagine what trying to ride rollers on a bike would be like for me.
11-14-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By jppe

Seems like smaller gears on the rear cassette...

Seems like smaller gears on the rear cassette than what I’d expect to see on a bike like that. It’s probably just the angle in the picture but I’m having a hard time figuring out what the handlebars...
11-13-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

Especially in those colder temperatures!

Especially in those colder temperatures!
11-13-22, 10:26 AM
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Posted By jppe

I not one of those whose cycled with bad hips,...

I not one of those whose cycled with bad hips, but I have had a total hip replacement. Crashed one afternoon, broke the ball off the femur neck and had a new hip the next day. I also watched my wife...
11-12-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By jppe

At least it wasnít as bad as your last fall! Hope...

At least it wasnít as bad as your last fall! Hope it heals quickly.
11-12-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26,495
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Posted By jppe

From today. I’ve been distracted from riding...

From today. I’ve been distracted from riding since June with moving from our house we’ve been in for 30 years. Riding time and miles have suffered. Rode about 60 miles today. Stopped midway for a hot...
11-12-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

From earlier this week. Finding motivation...

From earlier this week.

Finding motivation to rideÖÖitís 80 degrees so jumped on the bike after walking 18 holes this morning.

Doing a local brewery tour. At Mile 30 a Spaten Lager at Old...
11-05-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By jppe

Was your hip arthritic?

Was your hip arthritic?
11-02-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By jppe

Awesome!! I hope your recovery continues to go...

Awesome!! I hope your recovery continues to go smoothly. It sounds like recovery is a lot faster with the anterior method. I didnít have time to research doctors and methods. I crashed one day and...
11-02-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By jppe

Looking back at photos here’s my milestones....

Looking back at photos here’s my milestones. Before the THR I was walking 18 holes 5 days a week and in really great condition. I started walking without a cane 12 days post surgery. I didn’t tell my...
10-29-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By jppe

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-22-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By jppe

I found the same to be true. People ask me how...

I found the same to be true. People ask me how much weight I lose doing weeklong rides and riding across the US. I actually put on a few pounds. Comes from consuming more and being less selective...
10-17-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,934
Posted By jppe

Similar here. I feel bloated and sluggish if I...

Similar here. I feel bloated and sluggish if I eat a heavy breakfast or lunch. I do eat more if I have a longish ride the next day or the day of. In fact there have been times when Iíve even added a...
10-16-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26,495
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Posted By jppe

Only my 4th ride since June but a fun one....

Only my 4th ride since June but a fun one. Managed 50 miles. Went into town in the historic district where lots of Halloween decorations were on display. Met my wife and son for some sushi and Pat...
10-04-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,259
Posted By jppe

Oh man. That would be an epic ride, Iíve always...

Oh man. That would be an epic ride, Iíve always wanted to ride in those areas. Maybe after I retire. Oh wait!! Been retired for 6 yearsÖIt might just be the incentive I need to get back out there...
10-01-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jppe

Do you notice the additional weight of your eBike...

Do you notice the additional weight of your eBike while riding?
09-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,645
Posted By jppe

My experience is Cadence is a learned skill. Like...

My experience is Cadence is a learned skill. Like you, I generally try and ride at a 90 rpm cadence on flat to rolling terrain. For hills I’ll drop down to 75-80. For me, spinning faster allows me to...
09-16-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By jppe

Last year several of us rode 3 days to the beach...

Last year several of us rode 3 days to the beach carrying our bags. 100 miles each day which included BBQ and Brewery stops every day. So definitely!!!
09-13-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By jppe

I can recall you mentioning Irmaís!

I can recall you mentioning Irmaís!
09-12-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By jppe

Does Anyone Still Do Birthday Rides?

Iíve only ridden once since early July but riding my age is on my mind. I used to ride double my age pretty regularly but itís amazing how things can changeÖ..

Lots of stuff going on the last...
09-05-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,491
Posted By jppe

I saw an advertisement for an e assist trike....

I saw an advertisement for an e assist trike. There you go.
09-05-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By jppe

That would definitely get you more likes!!

That would definitely get you more likes!!
09-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By jppe

Best I remember anything goes......just need to...

Best I remember anything goes......just need to ride your bike and eat some pie along the way! I'm thinking banana pudding might just be a good substitute if no pie is available???
09-05-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

What size is the Bianchi? I just might have to...

What size is the Bianchi? I just might have to "borrow" that one!!! Beautiful bike, love what you've done with it.
09-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By jppe

We both tested negative about 7 days after the...

We both tested negative about 7 days after the positive test. We are both vaccinated with two boosters. My Sister in Law finally tested negative after 10 days. I'm pretty much back to normal but...
09-04-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By jppe

Just a heads up but the coverage and plans vary a...

Just a heads up but the coverage and plans vary a good bit by area so what might be attractive in one area/county might be different in another area. Just make sure when you do your recon you make...
09-04-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By jppe

Anyone Remember or Still Doing Pie Rides???

Been here long enough to remember all the discussions around riding for pie.

Anyone else?


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09-03-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

First ride in 2 months. Too many other priorities...

First ride in 2 months. Too many other priorities plus a bout with COVID. 30 miles at a slow pace. No issues riding in traffic, felt normal.
09-02-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,747
Views: 735,970
Posted By jppe

Very interesting! My well used to water my lawn...

Very interesting! My well used to water my lawn is hundreds of feet deeper than Drake!!!
08-30-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,747
Views: 735,970
Posted By jppe

What caught your attention in this one?

What caught your attention in this one?
08-28-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,747
Views: 735,970
Posted By jppe

Carrying a spare********** ...

Carrying a spare**********


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08-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By jppe

Just moved the in-laws (94 & 90) to an assisted...

Just moved the in-laws (94 & 90) to an assisted living facility last year. That prompted my wife to get us moving into a single story home.

We get the same phone calls on falls as well....
08-25-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By jppe

Well, we actually just sold my daughters surf...

Well, we actually just sold my daughters surf board!!! I love body surfing but riding a board is a nonstarter. Heck, I was even a complete bust on roller boards!!!
08-25-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

Got it!!! The descent on Trail Ridge is actually...

Got it!!! The descent on Trail Ridge is actually not that bad but you have to stay within your comfort zone for sure.

The time we rode Trail Ridge when it was super windy up top, it was literally...
08-24-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,042
Posted By jppe

I used to think exactly the same thing. Iím not...

I used to think exactly the same thing. Iím not quite there yet but that time is coming sooner than later for me. It wasnít that long ago I was riding with the fastest guys. But several circumstances...
08-24-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By jppe

My first one was 60+. I think all 4 of mine were...

My first one was 60+. I think all 4 of mine were between ages 60-66. Two were completed riding mostly solo but 2 were with a group of 10-12 which were awesome. We rotated 2 mile pulls and kept the...
08-23-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,783
Posted By jppe

very cool!! Iíve ridden Trail Ridge Rd to the...

very cool!! Iíve ridden Trail Ridge Rd to the Visitors Center several times but wasnít aware of the gravel road. From my experience you just never know what the weather is going to give you. We did...
08-23-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By jppe

Omicron Has Found Our House

Apparently after dodging COVID up until now my wife and I tested positive. My son was infected by a coworker on a Friday but wasnít aware of it at the time. His coworker said that he wasnít feeling...
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