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06-05-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By jackb

I live in Missoula, MT, a city as friendly to...

I live in Missoula, MT, a city as friendly to cyclists as a city can be. Frequently, when I approach a stop sign people driving by on the through street that I am about to cross will stop and wave...
05-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,610
Posted By jackb

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love...

When in doubt, always buy the bike. You'll love it.
11-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,435
Posted By jackb

I did not say that people in their 70's should...

I did not say that people in their 70's should not be using clipless. Please go back and reread my posts. As for leaving it at that, that is precisely what I said: "If you are an older rider and...
11-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,435
Posted By jackb

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to...

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to do with almost all elements of cycling. As the OP pointed out, he is having a little trouble unclipping now that he is older. I understand...
11-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,435
Posted By jackb

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding...

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding with clipless? Of course, if you race you might want maximum power and a more secure connection to the pedals when sprinting, but how many non-racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,817
Posted By jackb

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't...

Get whichever bike you like the most. You won't notice any differences in the bikes once you own one because you won't be riding the others. The bike you buy will work fine.
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,248
Posted By jackb

As usual with such questions on this forum, the...

As usual with such questions on this forum, the gear choice really comes down to personal preference. Nothing wrong with that, and it's good to hear all the various views.
07-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,044
Posted By jackb

So based on the responses in this thread, there...

So based on the responses in this thread, there is no evidence that CF frames fail catastrophically unless involved in a crash or subjected to some other external force.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,823
Posted By jackb

I think I got my first bike when I was around...

I think I got my first bike when I was around seven. Been cycling ever since. I'm now 72.
06-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,858
Posted By jackb

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty...

I once hit just above 50mph, but that was twenty years ago. Now I'm too scared to go that fast. Now, at 72, I start hitting the brakes at around 35.
06-06-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,165
Posted By jackb

Before going to bells, I used to shout "on your...

Before going to bells, I used to shout "on your left." Many people would jump out of their skins even when I shouted from a considerable distance. With a bell, most people do not appear to jump...
05-23-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,508
Posted By jackb

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've...

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've bought lots of gear from them over the years and have been satisfied. They don't make the gear, they just sell it. But they have a first-rate return...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,255
Posted By jackb

Riding frequency largely depends on age. When I...

Riding frequency largely depends on age. When I was a young man I could ride longer distances almost everyday without a problem, but now at 72 I do need rest days. I try to ride at least 20 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,569
Posted By jackb

I’m a friendly person and say hello to every...

I’m a friendly person and say hello to every cyclist I meet. Most say hello. Some don’t acknowledge my greeting at all. I don’t know why some cyclists are more friendly than others, but I do find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,912
Posted By jackb

I've had both and can honestly say that I haven't...

I've had both and can honestly say that I haven't noticed much difference between carbon and aluminum. There are so many variables when it comes to ride, that I can never be sure which factors are...
03-15-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By jackb

qclabrat, I responded earlier but apparently...

qclabrat,

I responded earlier but apparently my post was not posted, so here I go again. I moved to Missoula in Dec. so have not ridden the many trails in the area, though Missoula abounds in...
03-13-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By jackb

Hasn't this nonsense gone on long enough? As the...

Hasn't this nonsense gone on long enough? As the OP I can state plainly that I did do google searches in regards to my question. Moreover, I spoke to LBS folks as well. My question on this forum...
02-28-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By jackb

Thanks. bought the Honzo.

Thanks. bought the Honzo.
02-07-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,243
Posted By jackb

Why are bike weights "unavailable"?

I've been looking for a mountain bike for sometime and still haven't made up my mind on which bike to buy, though I have narrowed my search to just a few. One of the annoyning things I've...
11-18-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,834
Posted By jackb

I'll be 72 in a few weeks and have definitely...

I'll be 72 in a few weeks and have definitely felt my age over the last few years. I continue to cycle, hike, and ski, but I have more aches and pains and I experience reduced stamina. This is...
11-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By jackb

I was drafted in 1967, and separated from active...

I was drafted in 1967, and separated from active duty in 1969 after a year in Vietnam. In 1976 I joined the United States Peace Corps and served two years in Malaysia as a teacher. Plenty of people...
11-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,238
Posted By jackb

I'll be 72 next month and am about to buy a...

I'll be 72 next month and am about to buy a mountain. I'll mainly ride hiking trails and dirt tracks, nothing technical. I'm interested in getting away from cars and traffic noise.
10-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,309
Posted By jackb

I ride my touring bike, my road bike and my...

I ride my touring bike, my road bike and my single-speed all with the bars higher than the saddle. I like it that way. Who's to tell me than I shouldn't do what feels good and pleases me.
09-12-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,139
Posted By jackb

Are you kidding me? These things are skills? ...

Are you kidding me? These things are skills? Perhaps in the pro peloton, but for the rest of us? How many years does it take to master looking over your shoulder without wobbling. Do you practice...
09-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,139
Posted By jackb

I'm not sure what it means to be a good cyclist. ...

I'm not sure what it means to be a good cyclist. I assume that in most contexts the word really refers to fitness because somehow riding fast is associated with being good. I'm 71 and have been...
08-03-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,128
Posted By jackb

The concerns over cycling strike me as symptoms...

The concerns over cycling strike me as symptoms of a mild anxiety disorder. I suffer from this disorder, though it hasn't affected my cycling, but it has many other activities that I do. I take...
07-23-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,755
Posted By jackb

The OP appears to be pissed off at something or...

The OP appears to be pissed off at something or other, thus the bitter tone of much of what he says. As another poster responded, who cares why you ride, and , by the way, who cares about your...
07-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,422
Posted By jackb

Of course the people who put the least value on...

Of course the people who put the least value on reading the so-called "classics" are those who are not familiar with them or, if they had ever read them, didn't understand them. In this case the...
05-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,607
Posted By jackb

My wife, my son, and I just came back from...

My wife, my son, and I just came back from cycling across Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia. We had miserable weather and strong headwinds almost everyday. Part-way through the trio we called our...
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