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12-22-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,748
Posted By NVanHiker

When I was growing up in Canada, Schwinn was not...

When I was growing up in Canada, Schwinn was not sold here - everybody rode Raleigh and Mercury 3-speeds. (Sturmey-Archer has to be right down there with Lucas Electrics in the annals of British...
10-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By NVanHiker

I have also learned over the years that fitness...

I have also learned over the years that fitness for one activity often does not translate to another. Here's an interesting example within
the confines of cycling: I occasionally push my bike up a...
09-18-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,485
Posted By NVanHiker

Then there's this. (Sea-to-Sky highway, BC). Two...

Then there's this. (Sea-to-Sky highway, BC). Two cyclists hit, one in bad shape.
https://globalnews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/truck-wood-sea-to-sky.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&w=720&h=379&crop=1
07-07-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,871
Posted By NVanHiker

150-pound electric scooters allowed to masquerade...

150-pound electric scooters allowed to masquerade as 'e-bikes' in the bike lanes.
06-01-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,826
Posted By NVanHiker

Car-free since '89. Aside from a bit of touring,...

Car-free since '89. Aside from a bit of touring, my bike is my basic transportation. Downhills are a welcome respite - it wouldn't occur to me to do anything other than coast down them!
06-01-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,113
Posted By NVanHiker

Hmmm... never really thought about it. I'm 73 and...

Hmmm... never really thought about it. I'm 73 and short, and I scooter on and off. Been doing it this way for 60+ years.
04-29-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By NVanHiker

Same thing in BC. National, Provincial, and most...

Same thing in BC. National, Provincial, and most regional parks closed. Some only closed to vehicles, so you can hike or bike in if you're fit (some trailheads near me would require several miles of...
04-24-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By NVanHiker

I'm in the 'burbs of Vancouver and noticing a LOT...

I'm in the 'burbs of Vancouver and noticing a LOT more bikes out and around although still lots of cars on the road. My gf and I are out pretty much every day, hiking or biking, grabbing coffee and...
04-15-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,436
Posted By NVanHiker

Ron, as a 72 year-old with, ahem, some experience...

Ron, as a 72 year-old with, ahem, some experience with heart problems I think we would all feel much better if you would go get a treadmill stress test just to see where things stand. Also, it is...
08-17-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,271
Posted By NVanHiker

I have ridden bikes with the 'bullhorn' style and...

I have ridden bikes with the 'bullhorn' style and they're super comfortable. They just look a little funny on road bikes as opposed to mountain bikes. I buy the 'shorties' and find them quite...
08-15-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,271
Posted By NVanHiker

Bar ends. That'll give you many more hand...

Bar ends. That'll give you many more hand positions. Just bought a Sirrus for my girlfriend (beautiful bike) and that's the first thing I installed on it.
08-03-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 44,912
Posted By NVanHiker

Well, pardon me for not taking this seriously. I...

Well, pardon me for not taking this seriously. I thought after perusing seven eye-glazing pages and 170-odd photos of bike frames we might be ready for some actual eye candy.
08-01-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 44,912
Posted By NVanHiker

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x956/odette_4647ec022079d52c21c828fd577346e0ba476853.jpg
08-01-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,701
Posted By NVanHiker

Ooohh... couldn't resist. Palpable.

Ooohh... couldn't resist. Palpable.
07-28-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,986
Posted By NVanHiker

My Specialized Armadillos have meant that my...

My Specialized Armadillos have meant that my spare tube in my seat bag is probably deteriorated. I should check it.
06-27-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,330
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: 11,698
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: 3,967
Posted By NVanHiker

Every medical forum has a Wildwood.

Every medical forum has a Wildwood.
06-20-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,705
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: 2,899
Posted By NVanHiker

Ah, 60. Those were the days.

Ah, 60. Those were the days.
03-15-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,858
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: 1,655
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: 2,739
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: 4,495
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: 3,340
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: 3,340
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: 3,340
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: 13,904
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: 2,020
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: 4,883
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: 120
Views: 60,027
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: 16,169
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: 1,272
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: 3,056
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: 2,412
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: 10,478
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: 2,759
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: 2,759
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: 3,860
Posted By NVanHiker

Who clips in to a trike?

Who clips in to a trike?
12-17-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
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: 808
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: 1,964
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: 808
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: 991
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: 21,435
Posted By NVanHiker

160

160
09-17-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
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: 1,326
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: 5,897
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: 3,801
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: 1,735
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...
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