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05-29-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Marci

Still using my hilltopper

l using it. I did buy a back up battery so I can twice as far now. Its not a strong pull forward but enough help to get me started so I am not wobbly starting from a stop and hills are easier. But I...
11-08-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,177
Posted By Marci

Well You just look at them and say "Well I will...

Well You just look at them and say "Well I will just head on over to Wallmart/Amazon. Thought I would give you some sales instead but if that's your stance on me working on my own bike..... your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,117
Posted By Marci

I ride with limitations. Old back injury from a...

I ride with limitations. Old back injury from a horse accident, (crushed vertebrae, causing scoliosis) I kept on riding horses but learned to be more careful. But the resulting arthritis is really...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
Posted By Marci

Skip City, cops. Hope you got the license. He...

Skip City, cops. Hope you got the license. He could have caused a crash. And that attitude is not a good thing to have in a city worker.
09-20-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,311
Posted By Marci

I know I have a friend who got a nice road bike...

I know I have a friend who got a nice road bike and he noticed that while he CAN use it on gravel its uncomfortable. It has no shock absorption and riding it on the gravel beat the heck out of him....
09-20-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,655
Posted By Marci

Having arthritic hands makes changing tires...

Having arthritic hands makes changing tires tough. I do know how but to avoid painful fingers I take it to the bike shop to fix. Helps that I ride bi-weekly with the owner of the shop. I carry a pump...
08-30-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,366
Posted By Marci

I use this, It has a first aid kit, tire patch...

I use this, It has a first aid kit, tire patch kit, large Galaxy 5 Phone, keys, sunglasses, tissues among other items,. Its waterproof when zipped, Oregon rainstorm waterproof. LOL...
08-30-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,585
Posted By Marci

Google must be listening.....

After reading this thread yesterday,( was it yesterday? Retired and the days just flow) I came across this in a news feed. I thought OMG this is probably why that guys knees hurt. Stance is wrong for...
08-23-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,585
Posted By Marci

That creaking feeling is called crepitus. Usually...

That creaking feeling is called crepitus. Usually it suggests arthritic changes in your knees. I too think a trip to an orthopedic Dr and some x-rays to rule it out are in order first thing. Then if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,658
Posted By Marci

LOL really style counts? But then I have always...

LOL really style counts? But then I have always been what works stays, what doesn't goes. And that changes with the season and or disability, Arthritis is a cruel master. But the bike riding has done...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,975
Posted By Marci

OK didn't read all the posts but in replying to...

OK didn't read all the posts but in replying to your first question I ride with a group. The only rules are you HAVE to wear a helmet. This is because the bike store we start at would have its...
06-20-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,081
Posted By Marci

You know what is going to happen..... Soon as...

You know what is going to happen..... Soon as things get back to normal and bikes are once more being mass produced and there is enough to go around plus extra. The prices will fall back to or nearly...
06-14-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,081
Posted By Marci

Yeah, I junked my old van and now think, geeze...

Yeah, I junked my old van and now think, geeze maybe it was worth spending 2000 to put in new tranny? (I did find one advertised just like it for 1500) But well its long gone, Even have my brother...
06-14-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,081
Posted By Marci

As production comes back the cheapo bike prices...

As production comes back the cheapo bike prices will lower to where they belong. Sit tight, but if you have an old beater now is the time to get rid of it. LOL
Just be glad your not car shopping...
05-10-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,229
Posted By Marci

Well I can say that biking on my Specialized and...

Well I can say that biking on my Specialized and now my Day 6 is a far cry more comfortable than it was on my original Huffy. It was geared way too high for hills, made them sheer torture to get up....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,450
Posted By Marci

I wear them because I have pretty severe...

I wear them because I have pretty severe arthritis, if my fingers get cold I am in agony. And nothing like gripping metal rods to make your hands cold-even if they do have rubber padding. Now if they...
04-12-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,189
Posted By Marci

While I do not ride a drop bar road bike I got a...

While I do not ride a drop bar road bike I got a bag that is waterproof for my phone. It works great. Otherwise stick it in a pocket,never know when you might crash and need to call for help.
03-22-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,421
Posted By Marci

Well I can honestly say no because I have no clue...

Well I can honestly say no because I have no clue who Shawn Bradley is. LOL But I am much more careful after one of my neighbors got hit on his bike and killed in a crosswalk. he waited for the light...
03-22-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,393
Posted By Marci

I would think if she isn't able to follow the...

I would think if she isn't able to follow the rules of the road for her own safety she isn't old enough to ride her bike home alone. At 12 she is pretty young to be out on the streets alone, there...
02-15-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,183
Posted By Marci

Housework can be hard work. If your doing it...

Housework can be hard work. If your doing it right.
01-25-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,944
Posted By Marci

Every once in a while I have a glass of wine, or...

Every once in a while I have a glass of wine, or maybe two. Its not much fun alone, and one glass gets me pretty tipsy anymore. Remember to stay off of the internet when drinking.
But we used to...
11-23-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,902
Posted By Marci

That would depend on which knee wants to bend...

That would depend on which knee wants to bend that day, and which one wants to bear weight. Why I ride a low entry bike. It still blows my mind that while I find it hard to walk far, yet I can ride...
11-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,255
Posted By Marci

I wave back or ring my bell to say hey back. But...

I wave back or ring my bell to say hey back. But then usually its someone saying hello here. They holler at me too, but only to say they like the pretty lights, this time of year riding in the dark...
10-26-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,144
Posted By Marci

Does almost running into the cop car count? I was...

Does almost running into the cop car count? I was crossing the street after dark looked both ways and the street was empty,I was pulling out from a car driveway to a 7-11 and as I start out I look...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,800
Posted By Marci

I imagine something to repair a flat, first aid...

I imagine something to repair a flat, first aid kit, and phone? Maybe pain pills. Or necessary items. I mean if your going out for many miles and your alone don't you take some necessary items along?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,682
Posted By Marci

Probably all of it helped. I remember one of the...

Probably all of it helped. I remember one of the first bike rides with the group on my old huffy. It was hard keeping up with it on a good day. But I had underinflated tires and it nearly killed me,...
09-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,657
Posted By Marci

Living on the coast in Oregon I have a little...

Living on the coast in Oregon I have a little better quality air here. But I have lung issues so I feel it more. If its in mid yellow I try to stay inside. But we were all the way into the red purple...
09-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,655
Posted By Marci

LOL You guys are funny. Just be careful with that...

LOL You guys are funny. Just be careful with that stuff its really high in salt and doesn't have a lot of nutrition in it. But it sure can hit he spot. Wish they made it in hot and sour style..... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,768
Posted By Marci

I'm reading this thinking, its hot and they don't...

I'm reading this thinking, its hot and they don't take they jackets off? The picture helped to clear exactly what you were talking about. That is not an option for me at all. It fact it would...
08-10-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,446
Posted By Marci

If they are torn looking and barely legible then...

If they are torn looking and barely legible then yes they need to go. But you could just add the fake rust look and possibly no one will steal it. LOL
07-19-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Marci

Well I knew it would happen and I wondered if it...

Well I knew it would happen and I wondered if it would make a difference, I ran out of battery on a ride. It was my fault I had charged it but I guess when I put it back on the bike I must have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,794
Posted By Marci

Mine stays on the bike handlebars. I wash it and...

Mine stays on the bike handlebars. I wash it and hang it there to dry. I put it on with the helmet, but most of the time it is around my neck. Only pulling it up when I am near others, or riding with...
07-12-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Marci

I have had 3 rides now on mine with the group, I...

I have had 3 rides now on mine with the group, I LOVE IT! The throttle means I can keep it just fast enough that I still have to work a bit but not over stress the knees. They have stopped aching...
07-06-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Marci

Why not simply bring charger and bottle battery...

Why not simply bring charger and bottle battery inside to recharge while you work? Course you may find you have plenty of charge to get home too. Makes a huge difference doesn't it?
07-05-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 989,881
Posted By Marci

Day 6 with hilltopper

Had this bike now for 3 years, its a Day 6 Dream 26. LOVE it, from the cushy seat to the easy on the shoulders handle bars is is a dream. But alas with the arthritis hills were getting tough. Pedal...
07-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Marci

Smile Got the hilltopper

I have arthritis, in nearly every joint. But up until last week I had rode my bike under my own power, but the group I ride with would have to stop and wait lately. So I bit the bullet and got an...
06-22-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 482,168
Posted By Marci

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? I...

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I started out on a Huffy that I bought used at Goodwill to ride with friends. LOL Oh man did I struggle. Pretty soon switched to a used Specialized and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,683
Posted By Marci

Having a lung condition I just yell back see ya...

Having a lung condition I just yell back see ya at the top. But I am going to be getting one of those hill topper wheels.... They who be smiling all the way up the hills.... LOL Besides, I have the...
05-18-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,355
Posted By Marci

My friend who has one of those Mom and Pop bike...

My friend who has one of those Mom and Pop bike stores told me a couple of weeks ago that if you order a mid priced bike right now it won't be available until fall, if then. They are all made in...
05-18-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,999
Posted By Marci

Both are decent brands. I think its something...

Both are decent brands. I think its something personalized, ride both, see which floats your boat. Might be something as personal like what color is more liked. Try all, keep the one that fits you....
05-18-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,329
Posted By Marci

My very first bike was a Huffy. I got it used for...

My very first bike was a Huffy. I got it used for 7.50 at Goodwill. I had just started riding with a group and I worked twice as hard as everyone else to get up hills with that sucker. It was geared...
04-12-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,987
Posted By Marci

Thank you for posting this, with my wheel I will...

Thank you for posting this, with my wheel I will be ordering 2 of these for my bike too. Better safe than sorry.
04-12-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By Marci

Yep, I only want it to get up the hills, or when...

Yep, I only want it to get up the hills, or when the wind is blowing badly otherwise I will used my own power-I am out to get exercise to have it on the whole ride defeats that purpose. And yeah I am...
04-12-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By Marci

I am thinking of doing this with my day 6, love...

I am thinking of doing this with my day 6, love the bike but it's tough on hills. The bike is great on the flat without, the Electra pedal one left me feeling like I got less exercise plus it didn't...
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,244
Posted By Marci

I do remember that just after I bought mine they...

I do remember that just after I bought mine they sold the business and it moved back east, If I remember right it started in the PNW. I paid 450 for mine used. They have a facebook page and I have...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,244
Posted By Marci

Been riding a day 6 about 3 years

It's a well made bike. You can pull on the handle bar and they don't move, or push aginst the back of the seat that is comparable to the comfort of a recliner. I did knock it over and have to...
03-16-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,790
Posted By Marci

Living in Coastal Oregon, rain is a way of life....

Living in Coastal Oregon, rain is a way of life. So unless it's really raining I ride, heavy drizzle doesn't stop us. The best thing I got was a rain poncho that goes to the knees. To keep it at the...
02-24-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,993
Posted By Marci

Since its at a school its not a bad idea to tell...

Since its at a school its not a bad idea to tell themat the office. It may be a stolen bike, or just an abandoned bike or ? Better than watching it rust.
02-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,690
Posted By Marci

We have been having a lot of road construction on...

We have been having a lot of road construction on our major road this year. Was supposed to be done in Oct but here we are in Feb almost March and its still going on. Since they continue to put the...
02-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,758
Posted By Marci

Yeah we shrink as we age, I used to be 5'8" but...

Yeah we shrink as we age, I used to be 5'8" but due to back injury and arthritis I am now 5'5" at age 60. Bikes come and go, its not like its a dog. You can sell them and buy new and love the new...
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