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08-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,975
Posted By Crewchief911

I did a spur-of-the-moment 80 miler, having...

I did a spur-of-the-moment 80 miler, having planned to only do 10-15 miles.with only water, no snacks. I hadn't eaten breakfast, either. By the end of the ride I was totally done, nothing left. I...
08-26-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Crewchief911

Hotter than Hell Hundred

I watched part of the HHH yesterday in Iowa Park. Interesting to see the various bikes and levels of riders. The weather was pretty nice compared to some years. I don't know how many participated...
08-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 143,401
Posted By Crewchief911

I have a 90s Cannondale I've been rising for the...

I have a 90s Cannondale I've been rising for the past 5 years. Love it. I have not felt the ride being harsh at all. I rode a Trek several years ago and found that to be a rougher ride than my...
03-31-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,183
Posted By Crewchief911

I was riding 40-60 miles on Saturdays,and Sundays...

I was riding 40-60 miles on Saturdays,and Sundays until this year. Every year I ride my "birthday", 68 the first year, 69, then 70, 71, and this year 72 (+ a few getting back to my car). First chance...
03-31-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,499
Posted By Crewchief911

I hadn't done any serious riding since 1966. I...

I hadn't done any serious riding since 1966. I bought an Atala 10 speed in 1976, but only had a chance to ride now and then. In 2015, I was living in Abilene, Tx, and was part of a Hardin-Simmons...
03-31-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Crewchief911

I had an Atala, bought it in 1976. Had all...

I had an Atala, bought it in 1976. Had all Campagnolo gear. Loved the bike, ex dumped it after the divorce in 2000, before I could get it.
03-31-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 885,906
Posted By Crewchief911

I'd post a photo , but Matthew Brady says he...

I'd post a photo , but Matthew Brady says he doesn't think tin-types can be downloaded...
03-31-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,828
Posted By Crewchief911

I have a 911S Targa. I would shoot myself before...

I have a 911S Targa. I would shoot myself before I'd buy a bike the color the Porsche was when I bought it (too good a deal to pass up, color be da**ed). Not sure what Porsche called it, but my...
03-30-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By Crewchief911

I have cheap shorts,and expensive shorts....

I have cheap shorts,and expensive shorts. Hknestly, I can't tell any difference, other than a looser waist on a couple. I'm still leery of ordering them online from China, because of the size...
03-30-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,391
Posted By Crewchief911

Whenever I go in the garage, I usually stop to...

Whenever I go in the garage, I usually stop to check my bike. It's nothing special, except to me, but I think it's beautiful. I wipe it down daily, even if I don't ride.
03-22-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Crewchief911

Oksy, well, I got my answer! Makes sense. Thanks!

Oksy, well, I got my answer! Makes sense. Thanks!
03-22-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,260
Posted By Crewchief911

Mine would say "he's a tightwad that is old and...

Mine would say "he's a tightwad that is old and crotchety and doesn't see spending huge amounts of money on high tech new bikes when old school works for him".
03-22-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,761
Posted By Crewchief911

I was using Puma Speedcats. Very comfortable, and...

I was using Puma Speedcats. Very comfortable, and Academy sometimes has them discounted. Got mine for 30 bucks, but now I use them for fencing. Found a pair in a discount store (Ross)for 20 bucks...
03-22-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Crewchief911

That may be, but should there be such a disparity...

That may be, but should there be such a disparity in sizes? I would think by now they'd have a better idea of US sizes. I would also tend to believe that our demographics fit a large part of their...
03-21-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By Crewchief911

I love those awful movies such as, The Creature...

I love those awful movies such as, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, and the all time great, Plan Nine From Outer Space. How come they don't make movies like that any more?[/QUOTE]
Bela Lugosi had...
03-21-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Crewchief911

The reason I am asking is that I got a jersey as...

The reason I am asking is that I got a jersey as a gift from a friend. I love the design but it was almost impossible to zip, and was a size 2xl. The friend said he got it off ebay and it was from a...
03-21-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Crewchief911

[QUOTE=bigsky109;20236691]I have been buying ZERO...

[QUOTE=bigsky109;20236691]I have been buying ZERO BIKE clothes on Amazon. I like them since they are cheap and I know my size. I have a 32 inch waist and shorts are a large. The Jerseys I buy are...
03-21-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,656
Posted By Crewchief911

I started riding decaees ago, using toe clips,...

I started riding decaees ago, using toe clips, and only had a problem once. When I started riding again, I borrowed a bike with clipless pedals, and didn't care for them. I have clios on my bike, and...
03-21-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 23,985
Posted By Crewchief911

Just curious...how much of difference can gloves...

Just curious...how much of difference can gloves weighing a couple of ounces really make? Will they achieve a measurable gain in time and speed by not wearing them? Not trying to be a smart a**, I'm...
03-21-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,213
Posted By Crewchief911

My first bike was one of those "Peewee Herman"...

My first bike was one of those "Peewee Herman" bikes,a Schwinn I think, with the gas tank looking thing. It had a button on the side that made a warning buzz. I was about 8 or 9. I think it got...
03-21-18, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Crewchief911

Cycling kit

Anyone ever order jerseys and shorts from Chinese companies? How much size difference between their suzes and US sizes?
05-31-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,098
Posted By Crewchief911

Where did I say I hated anyone? I sense you are...

Where did I say I hated anyone? I sense you are trying to inject a racial aspect to this. I don't care what color Bonds is. None of them are clean, and I don't think McGwire is any cleaner than...
05-26-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,828
Posted By Crewchief911

If I ever figure out how to post a photo , I'll...

If I ever figure out how to post a photo , I'll post my SR400 3.0 Bought it off Craiglist from a guy who only rode it a couple of times, because it was too big for him. Had it in his garage for...
05-24-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By Crewchief911

Many years ago I rode with a club from Alameda to...

Many years ago I rode with a club from Alameda to Santa Cruz, through the Santa Cruz mountains. I would never try that one again.
05-24-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,098
Posted By Crewchief911

I certainly don't condone what he did and I don't...

I certainly don't condone what he did and I don't have any sympathy for him, but come on, doping in cycling was RAMPANT for years. He was hardly the only one who did, including some of the riders who...
Forum: Touring
05-24-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Crewchief911

Brats 2016

Tomorrow, students from Hardin-Simmons Leadership Studies program, and their professor, begin a Bike ride from Del Rio Tex. to the Canadian border near Brainerd Mn. It is called Bike Ride Across The...
05-24-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,654
Posted By Crewchief911

I do track my miles. I gave been keeping a...

I do track my miles. I gave been keeping a journal since I started riding again, for my own reasons, and have a chart where I log the miles of every ride. One day it might be a source of amusement...
05-24-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,833
Posted By Crewchief911

Ahh okay. I see your point, speshulEd.

Ahh okay. I see your point, speshulEd.
05-24-16, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,833
Posted By Crewchief911

Just wondering...if you're buying a new bike,...

Just wondering...if you're buying a new bike, from the LBS, why not just tell them what you want and have them do a frame-up build? Then you'd have no need for upgrades...
05-23-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,862
Posted By Crewchief911

Puma Speedcats. They are comfortable,...

Puma Speedcats. They are comfortable, lightweight, and look good. I can get in and out of the toe clips quickly and easily, too.
05-23-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By Crewchief911

I have a hard time remembering I'm 70. I remember...

I have a hard time remembering I'm 70. I remember working with a man who was retiring, and I joked he was too young to retire. He said to me, "kid, don't ever think you are old. When you do that, you...
05-23-16, 11:06 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,050
Posted By Crewchief911

You kniw you're old when you mention the name...

You kniw you're old when you mention the name Eddy Mercxx to your cycling friends and they have no idea who you are talking about...when someone asks who your first favorite band was and you reply...
04-21-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,595
Posted By Crewchief911

The good thing is the sand doesn't hurt like...

The good thing is the sand doesn't hurt like asphalt or concrete. If I have to bail on my bike, I want it to be in nice soft sand, lol.
04-21-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,180
Posted By Crewchief911

I finally watched it a few weeks ago for the...

I finally watched it a few weeks ago for the first time.
04-21-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,661
Posted By Crewchief911

I lost my Road Id last december. I haven't...

I lost my Road Id last december. I haven't replaced it yet, but I have a temporary "home-made" one I wear around my neck on a metal dog tag. It has my name, address, contact info , blood type and...
04-21-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,144
Posted By Crewchief911

I had a similar experience recently. I took a...

I had a similar experience recently. I took a late afternoon ride and felt great until I was on the return leg. I decided to stop for a minute, drink some water and then continue on. I nearly passed...
04-21-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,579
Posted By Crewchief911

Most of this April has been wet so far. A few...

Most of this April has been wet so far. A few days of riding is all I have managed. I'm hoping May will be better.
04-21-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 92,585
Posted By Crewchief911

Just ride it. I'm not fond of people who think I...

Just ride it. I'm not fond of people who think I should have spent a fortune for a bike because it isn't as good as the new hi-tech bikes, but I see nothing wrong with spending 7000 for one if that's...
04-21-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,342
Posted By Crewchief911

I don't have any pics of it at the moment, but I...

I don't have any pics of it at the moment, but I have a '74 Porsche 911S Targa that I have been trying to TLC back to acceptable condition for a while. I bought it cheap, it runs like stink but...
04-21-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,953
Posted By Crewchief911

Hey, thanks a lot, I appreciate it! :thumb:

Hey, thanks a lot, I appreciate it! :thumb:
04-20-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,953
Posted By Crewchief911

Cannondale Serial # info

I'm sure there is probably a thread on this already, but I have been trying to find out the year my cannondale SR40 was built. I know it was guilt between 86 and 92, based on the location of the...
04-18-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By Crewchief911

Well, you know, sometimes I do forget that, lol....

Well, you know, sometimes I do forget that, lol. Thankss!
04-17-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By Crewchief911

Beautiful bike!!

Beautiful bike!!
04-17-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By Crewchief911

Has anyone else had the problem of signing in,...

Has anyone else had the problem of signing in, replying to a post, and getting the message you are not allowed to post to that thread, and to refresh and sign in, even though it says you ARE signed...
04-11-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,288
Posted By Crewchief911

I took part in an 800+ bike ride last year. after...

I took part in an 800+ bike ride last year. after day 2, I was as raw as a pound of hamburger, I adjusted the seat a little , and did a couple less stints on the bike Day3, and Day 4 was fine. I had...
04-11-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,766
Posted By Crewchief911

I'm glad you haven't. It has happened to me...

I'm glad you haven't. It has happened to me several times while waiting to ride at charity rides, by someone who works at a bike shop, and with a person who joined a group I used to ride with for a...
04-11-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 702,126
Posted By Crewchief911

I still shoot with my Minolta SRT101 SLR. Digital...

I still shoot with my Minolta SRT101 SLR. Digital is much more convenient, but there is something about manually setting up a photo that makes me smile, especially when the photos come out good.
04-11-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 702,126
Posted By Crewchief911

I finally decided to get a video cam for my bike....

I finally decided to get a video cam for my bike. I am usually more intent on riding than taking pictures, but i thought it might be fun to take some while riding so one day the grandkids can see...
04-11-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By Crewchief911

Hek, I'm 70. The urge to pee is a constant, lol.

Hek, I'm 70. The urge to pee is a constant, lol.
04-11-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By Crewchief911

In West Texas, any day with winds under 20 mph is...

In West Texas, any day with winds under 20 mph is considered calm...
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