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06-27-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,188
Posted By NVanHiker

Not in my future only because I ride solo and...

Not in my future only because I ride solo and don't have to keep up with anyone. I'm 72, bypass surgery, mild COPD etc. etc. but I commute and tour. I occasionally ditch my ego and push the damn bike...
06-27-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,849
Posted By NVanHiker

Oh, that brings back memories! NOTHING relieves...

Oh, that brings back memories! NOTHING relieves bone-deep nerve pain. I would lie on the cool tile of the kitchen floor and whimper. Four months to go through the various stages. The blisters look...
06-27-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,356
Posted By NVanHiker

Every medical forum has a Wildwood.

Every medical forum has a Wildwood.
06-20-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,183
Posted By NVanHiker

It's a unionized environment so I try not to...

It's a unionized environment so I try not to listen to the morning muttering and grievance-airing 'cause it harshes my mellow I get from riding in to work!
02-01-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By NVanHiker

Ah, 60. Those were the days.

Ah, 60. Those were the days.
03-15-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,605
Posted By NVanHiker

This might be a good time to thank you once again...

This might be a good time to thank you once again for all your hard work. It is a great graphic and I wear your jersey proudly!
11-05-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By NVanHiker

A switch to enjoying nature rather than...

A switch to enjoying nature rather than destroying nature. Sounds like a win.
08-18-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,119
Posted By NVanHiker

Congrats! I'm gonna be 70 this November and I'm...

Congrats! I'm gonna be 70 this November and I'm FINALLY starting to get a little tired of working. I can feel retirement in my future, maybe in the new year. Mind you, I get 35 days vacation a year...
08-13-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By NVanHiker

I use the saddle that came with my hybrid and...

I use the saddle that came with my hybrid and often spend 8-10 hours on it when touring. Not sure why people insist on using roadie saddles which are so narrow they have to use padded shorts!...
05-20-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,659
Posted By NVanHiker

Troll? Ah, the safety of the keyboard. I thought...

Troll? Ah, the safety of the keyboard. I thought you might be interested to know how you are viewed by commercial drivers. I have driven passenger buses and various types of haulers over the years...
05-13-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,659
Posted By NVanHiker

As a professional driver I really don't care for...

As a professional driver I really don't care for cyclists 'right in front of me'. Unless they can maintain the speed limit, of course.
05-11-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,659
Posted By NVanHiker

If it doesn't have a shoulder, I don't ride it. I...

If it doesn't have a shoulder, I don't ride it. I feel safer on the Interstate than on quaint country roads with no shoulder and a homicidal maniac in a pickup!
05-11-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,893
Posted By NVanHiker

Another endorsement of the Mirrycle, although I...

Another endorsement of the Mirrycle, although I used to have an eyeglass-mounted one that was great. This is how good it is: I can trust it crossing the exits on the Interstate without looking...
05-02-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By NVanHiker

Some of those wheels look like they'd be a little...

Some of those wheels look like they'd be a little iffy in a crosswind...
04-16-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,070
Posted By NVanHiker

None of my bikes have any appreciable clearance...

None of my bikes have any appreciable clearance over the top tube, come to think of it. I normally only have one leg on the ground at a stoplight anyway, or I guess I instinctively lean the bike a...
04-16-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 30,905
Posted By NVanHiker

It was worth waiting 7 years for this reply.

It was worth waiting 7 years for this reply.
03-30-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,111
Posted By NVanHiker

I have reduced lung capacity, and I spend my life...

I have reduced lung capacity, and I spend my life puttering along at 12mph, commuting and touring. It ain't pretty, but I get there.
03-30-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By NVanHiker

I looked at the demo video - fun! Unfortunately,...

I looked at the demo video - fun! Unfortunately, I use my bike for transportation so virtual won't work for me.
03-30-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,265
Posted By NVanHiker

I strongly recommend flat pedals with pins ('MTB'...

I strongly recommend flat pedals with pins ('MTB' or 'BMX' pedals). They grip JUST as well as cleats and allow you to wear a wide range of non-dorky shoes.
02-06-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,901
Posted By NVanHiker

I bike to the trailhead for some hikes, securing...

I bike to the trailhead for some hikes, securing it or at least hiding it until I get back. Also biking and birding go well together. Oh, and I ride back and forth to the gym.
01-16-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,559
Posted By NVanHiker

I don't know the brand, but the one that came...

I don't know the brand, but the one that came with my 2008 Giant FCR ('flat bar road bike') is pretty comfy on long days of touring.
01-15-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By NVanHiker

Oh, and since we're including videos, here's an...

Oh, and since we're including videos, here's an excellent one for working that posterior chain.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enEibD5XuhM
01-15-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By NVanHiker

OP, you are so right about making sure we adhere...

OP, you are so right about making sure we adhere to the principle of working opposing muscle groups. It's also a good argument for cross-training. I also found less knee problems when I paid more...
12-18-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,273
Posted By NVanHiker

Who clips in to a trike?

Who clips in to a trike?
12-17-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By NVanHiker

What a wonderful story! Many more, HawkOwl!

What a wonderful story! Many more, HawkOwl!
10-30-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By NVanHiker

Taking you both up on your advice, thank you!

Taking you both up on your advice, thank you!
10-29-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By NVanHiker

Most cyclists I see are male, so there you go....

Most cyclists I see are male, so there you go. One thing brought up earlier is drinking. In Vancouver, at least, people seem to think it's a good idea to place craft breweries on cycle routes, and...
10-23-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By NVanHiker

6039 Lake Campbell Road

About 100 yards in from Highway 20 south of Anacortes. As I rode by, I hear a male voice yelling "Biker! get him! Get him!" and this German Shepherd comes racing down the driveway and starts chasing...
10-23-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By NVanHiker

'Cause when we're not talking about bikes, us...

'Cause when we're not talking about bikes, us oldsters are comparing notes on aches and pains, many of which are accentuated on the bike! I used to make fun of older people who talk about this stuff,...
10-01-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 19,068
Posted By NVanHiker

160

160
09-17-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By NVanHiker

So, a guy writes a 'prayer' based on a fairly...

So, a guy writes a 'prayer' based on a fairly trite sentiment expressed by 'philosophers' over the centuries and publishes it in a magazine in the 1950's and it becomes, unlike almost anything else...
08-14-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By NVanHiker

I'm 69, quad bypass 2007, take 4mg ACE and like...

I'm 69, quad bypass 2007, take 4mg ACE and like you I take 25mg Beta x 2, although I play with it a bit depending on my HR (I wear a Fitbit). I've been experimenting with half a tab 3 times a day and...
07-31-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,108
Posted By NVanHiker

Been riding all my life, never had a crash. If I...

Been riding all my life, never had a crash. If I did, I'd probably take it as a sign it was time to hang it up. Riding's dangerous - most riders I know have had an incident. Distracted driving seems...
06-11-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,371
Posted By NVanHiker

Most of my life I my medicine cabinet was bare. I...

Most of my life I my medicine cabinet was bare. I was anti-drug, even aspirin. I knew my cholesterol was high, but I was determined to deal with it the 'natural' way. Then at age 60, after years of...
05-08-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,525
Posted By NVanHiker

In over 60 years of biking, no one has ever (let...

In over 60 years of biking, no one has ever (let alone 'always') asked me "why I bike." Or why I have a certain number of bikes. Or what I like best. Possibly they're living their own lives and don't...
04-09-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,817
Posted By NVanHiker

A basic tenet of being Canadian is holding an...

A basic tenet of being Canadian is holding an unshakeable belief that we're so much better educated than those down south. In this spirit, you might want to correct that rather glaring error in your...
04-03-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By NVanHiker

Another day, another acronym.

Another day, another acronym.
Forum: Touring
03-20-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 18,427
Posted By NVanHiker

And maybe just a pinch of manganese.

And maybe just a pinch of manganese.
Forum: Touring
03-20-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By NVanHiker

My first choice for getting to the Horseshoe Bay...

My first choice for getting to the Horseshoe Bay ferry would be accessing Hwy 1 (99) via Capilano Road (Taylor Way is REALLY steep). Lots of bike-friendly signage along the highway. My second choice...
Forum: Touring
03-20-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,468
Posted By NVanHiker

Sadly, almost no one actually read your post,...

Sadly, almost no one actually read your post, asking for shared touring experiences & tips from readers with heart problems. Here is my input: (68, bypass surgery, some damage, tachycardia, mild...
03-18-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,692
Posted By NVanHiker

I've had good luck for years commuting on...

I've had good luck for years commuting on Gatorskins 28's, but last year switched to Specialized All Condition Armadillos 28's because of price, and I like 'em better and the harder composition seems...
03-16-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,345
Posted By NVanHiker

I look forward to Daylight Saving Time every...

I look forward to Daylight Saving Time every year. Tonight I came home from work and it was still light out! Yay! I'm all for abolishing time changes as long as we get to keep DST all year round.
03-14-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,841
Posted By NVanHiker

And THIS reminds me of when your dad came...

And THIS reminds me of when your dad came downstairs to the rumpus room and the fun was over. Time to pack it in.
03-13-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,841
Posted By NVanHiker

The day I realized I'd had a drivers license for...

The day I realized I'd had a drivers license for 50 years.
03-07-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By NVanHiker

Going over the thread looking for 'political'...

Going over the thread looking for 'political' content...
03-06-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By NVanHiker

If something is heat sensitive, I would think...

If something is heat sensitive, I would think plastic would be preferable to metal, since it is a worse heat conductor.
03-03-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,866
Posted By NVanHiker

Zero.

Zero.
02-25-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By NVanHiker

I don't know about bicycle lanes, but I do not...

I don't know about bicycle lanes, but I do not ride on roads without shoulders. I'll use the sidewalk if one exists or take an alternate route.
02-23-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,398
Posted By NVanHiker

Back in my cruising days I used to lose weight,...

Back in my cruising days I used to lose weight, because I took advantage of the well-equipped gyms and the healthy food at the buffet rather than the dining room.
02-14-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By NVanHiker

Welcome Hank - I'm 68, nice to have a fellow COPD...

Welcome Hank - I'm 68, nice to have a fellow COPD guy on board. You and I might be the only two in here. Mine is 'mild' so far but as you know it only goes one way. Trying to stay ahead of it by...
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