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03-02-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,489
Posted By drmweaver2

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was not 65 years old...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was not 65 years old last year. I rode 65 centuries last year.
03-01-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,489
Posted By drmweaver2

I prefer solo centuries (65 last year) to group...

I prefer solo centuries (65 last year) to group centuries (3 last year not including brevets) - hard to explain why. Maybe I'm more anti-social than I think I am - I like silence, listening to music...
12-09-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,473
Posted By drmweaver2

Um, yeah. 40-plus centuries in May and June this...

Um, yeah. 40-plus centuries in May and June this year just for fun, by myself, just to say "I did it". I got a wild hair and went out and rode, and rode, and rode. Shrug. Seemed like the thing to do....
11-23-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,245
Posted By drmweaver2

Started the year with a bunch of goals.(brevet...

Started the year with a bunch of goals.(brevet series, P-12/R-12, 10k miles, etc.)...won't meet any of them. By Feb I'd simply lost interest and didn't do any real riding again until late April.
...
09-26-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,290
Posted By drmweaver2

My mind needs to "go violent" when things get...

My mind needs to "go violent" when things get really bad.
My mantra is siimple: "F*** this! F*** this!"
over and over
and over
until the next planned stop.

Easy to remember and repeat in a...
09-23-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By drmweaver2

This is - for me - the absolute worst advice...

This is - for me - the absolute worst advice ever. A price & delivery date has already been agreed upon. Now you're suggesting that the price be increased? Building rapport with the LBS? Horsesh**....
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By drmweaver2

To be absolutely honest, I'm increasingly of the...

To be absolutely honest, I'm increasingly of the belief that ANYONE can do a century with little to no preparation providing they don't have debilitating physical problems or a show-stopper equipment...
09-20-12, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,832
Posted By drmweaver2

Just 2 cents to express my admiration...

Just 2 cents to express my admiration encouragement. I haven't had to recover form an accident like you're doing. Glad to hear it hasn't stopped you from pursuing your goals. Have a great ride.
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By drmweaver2

Nope. Longest ride ever (as far as my feeble mind...

Nope. Longest ride ever (as far as my feeble mind can remember) has been 147... 125 for a brevet and the remainder was riding to the brevet and then back home.

And I had to laugh when you...
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By drmweaver2

At 56yo/~230-240lbs, I may or may not be crazy,...

At 56yo/~230-240lbs, I may or may not be crazy, but I admit to being strange while tending to be more sedentary than Lance Armstrong traditional (cycling) fitness-wise. That being said, after a 500...
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By drmweaver2

Definitely a great read and success. Thanks for...

Definitely a great read and success. Thanks for posting this.
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By drmweaver2

I'm impressed to say the least. Looking forward...

I'm impressed to say the least. Looking forward to Day 3's write up.
09-14-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,631
Posted By drmweaver2

Living in fear is a no-win situation. If you...

Living in fear is a no-win situation.
If you live in fear and something happens, what good did the fear actually do you? S*** happens.
If you live in fear and nothing happens, you've wasted all...
Forum: Touring
09-11-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By drmweaver2

30 years ago I had that happen - twice. At the...

30 years ago I had that happen - twice. At the time, I wasn't "duct tape knowledgeable" but I used to carry a roll of black electrical tape - same idea/same use. I probably used 1/8 of the roll...
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By drmweaver2

vic303 - thanks for mentioning your homemade...

vic303 - thanks for mentioning your homemade headrest. I am about to make one like that myself. Your blog entry and pics have helped me refine my own idea/design.
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By drmweaver2

Congratulations. First brevet completed, numerous...

Congratulations. First brevet completed, numerous valuable lessons learned and a fair bit of very useful knowledge gained at a fairly inexpensive "cost".

So, are you going to complete your...
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-12, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By drmweaver2

Kinda depends on the recumbent/seat you have....

Kinda depends on the recumbent/seat you have. Type? Model?
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By drmweaver2

I tend to ride solo more than with groups for...

I tend to ride solo more than with groups for some of the same reasons as the OP. Otoh, I don't ride solo or not based on the distance involved. For me, the distance has little or nothing to do with...
09-06-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By drmweaver2

At the risk of repeating myself, but actually for...

At the risk of repeating myself, but actually for clarification/amplication purposes.... these are cheaper alternatives than a new bike and encourage/allow changes in body position, not just hand...
09-06-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By drmweaver2

First, remember that you're not doing something...

First, remember that you're not doing something competitive - except with yourself. You only have to be "functional", not a pro racer or a circus gymnast-cyclist.

There's a distinct possibiity...
09-06-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By drmweaver2

I say go with the understanding that you do not...

I say go with the understanding that you do not have to finish the ride with them/ride it at their speed.
09-06-12, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By drmweaver2

Nice ride and report. As others have said, that's...

Nice ride and report. As others have said, that's an impressive avg speed.

I wouldn't rush into buying a different bike too soon. You might only need a bit more time on bike and/or a few minor...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By drmweaver2

All good points. I'll respond to the last one...

All good points. I'll respond to the last one first... Never been that distance. Longest ever was about 140miles on a GRR/LWB.

Fit? Only ridden a SWB 20 miles in one ride once; other rides were...
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,313
Posted By drmweaver2

As a former TerraTrike Cruiser owner, I found...

As a former TerraTrike Cruiser owner, I found that using a velcro strap around one of the brake levers gave me a "locking/parking brake". That solved the problem of the trike rolling while getting...
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By drmweaver2

That price is a great deal for 2 bikes. They are...

That price is a great deal for 2 bikes. They are great bikes though a little heavy.
Congratulations of a great CL find.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By drmweaver2

Minimum preparation time for a 300K brevet on a new bike?

Maybe it's post-hurricane mental weirdness, maybe I'm just strange....
But, I'm considering trying a 300k brevet on a new-to-me bike on the 22nd or so - and I don't even have the bike yet. It's...
09-02-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By drmweaver2

Let's see - heat and humidity? How about SE...

Let's see - heat and humidity? How about SE Louisiana in the summer? Yep.. we got both.
Not riding accomplishes nothing but becoming bored, so it's not a solution.

So, when riding over 40...
08-25-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By drmweaver2

I alternate between a very small, AAA 3-LED...

I alternate between a very small, AAA 3-LED "tactical" light I got for free from Harbor Freight and a 300lumen tactical light I got off eBay for $5.00/free shipping from China. (Yeah, I know.. I'm...
08-25-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By drmweaver2

I generally ride with 4 lights - 2 front and 2...

I generally ride with 4 lights - 2 front and 2 rear. Some call it overkill/I don't - read on.

Main front light/Bright and Steady - Riding with a flashing main front light would in any kind of...
Forum: Recumbent
08-22-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By drmweaver2

I'm kinda surprised there's so few comments......

I'm kinda surprised there's so few comments... here or over on BROL.. about this. Stick bikes and LWBs being inherently different, I sure thought I'd get some interesting perspectives from people...
Forum: Touring
08-22-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By drmweaver2

Adjustable legs are NOT a bad thing per se. They...

Adjustable legs are NOT a bad thing per se. They allow one rack to fit more than one bike with no redesign. What they do require, however, is that the rider mount and adjust the rack correctly and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By drmweaver2

Unloved GRR? Not really. The GRR has met all my...

Unloved GRR? Not really. The GRR has met all my needs and "desires" thus far but I just recently got an itch for something different. No idea what really started the itch, but it's there.

Test...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By drmweaver2

Thanks. Already read that... a good refresher but...

Thanks. Already read that... a good refresher but no comparison comments. (And the guy looking is 6'5"!!! while I'm a bit of a Clyde. :wink)
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By drmweaver2

Heresy - considering moving away from my GRR... comments/advice?

Despite liking my GRR a lot, I'm considering moving to a Bacchetta Strada. I can't explain in any concrete terms why, but there it is.....

Comments? Advice?:twitchy:
08-20-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,604
Posted By drmweaver2

"Pondering" a century IS insane in my opinion....

"Pondering" a century IS insane in my opinion. Doing one is not.
I say that seriously, having ridden more than 40 Imperial centuries in April, May and June. The time and energy spent thinking about...
Forum: Touring
08-03-12, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By drmweaver2

Off the top of my head... some people carry these...

Off the top of my head... some people carry these even when lightweight touring, others don't.
Shoes for off-bike
Small lock/lightweight chain
Personal hygiene items (shaving gear, comb, soap..)...
Forum: Touring
08-01-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By drmweaver2

A pic of the back side of the panniers in...

A pic of the back side of the panniers in question might help here. That or at least the name of the panniers so we have a clue what you are talking about.... A pic of the particular bike/rack setup...
Replies: 84
Views: 8,584
Posted By drmweaver2

Finally got back on the bike after a...

Finally got back on the bike after a lost-interest layoff that began with the ending of my self-challenge. Rode 125 miles today - New Orleans - La Place - Ponchatoula and return. On bike time - just...
07-28-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By drmweaver2

Okay.. I'll say it.. pics or it didn't happen.

Okay.. I'll say it.. pics or it didn't happen.
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By drmweaver2

ah yes. The Return of THE CHEAT. Looking forward...

ah yes. The Return of THE CHEAT. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Touring
07-22-12, 06:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,385
Posted By drmweaver2

As if...!!! Of course "we" can! ;-) I'd bet 90%...

As if...!!! Of course "we" can! ;-) I'd bet 90% or more Americans just say "porsch" rather than giving in to all the pretentious people who insist that "Porsche" MUST be pronounced with the "e"...
07-21-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By drmweaver2

while I checked "is a tactical mistake", I...

while I checked "is a tactical mistake", I assumed you mistyped and meant "made a tactical mistake".
07-18-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By drmweaver2

I'll be the one to commit heresy and suggest a...

I'll be the one to commit heresy and suggest a rear rack for the camelback with a long tube - or just another couple of bottles.
High heat and high humidity are a way of life in Louisiana summers...
07-17-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,019
Posted By drmweaver2

I ride in Southeastern Louisiana and decided that...

I ride in Southeastern Louisiana and decided that none of the store bought items that sound like what you are looking for was worth spending money on. YMMV.

So, I made my own from a simple bandana...
Forum: Touring
07-08-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By drmweaver2

I use the Garmin eTrex 20. It is excellent in...

I use the Garmin eTrex 20. It is excellent in terms of features, reliability and battery life - 2-AA's last 20 plus hours. Recharge at night and you're good to go the next day.

There are "free"...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By drmweaver2

Well, the Guiness Book record for miles in a year...

Well, the Guiness Book record for miles in a year has at least one guy riding 200 miles plus per day for 365.. so there's a point of reference.
07-04-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,153
Posted By drmweaver2

I went out for my first ride in about two weeks...

I went out for my first ride in about two weeks and topped all my previous "finds".

I found a bike - some would call it a bike-shaped-object, but it was fully functional and the tires even held...
Replies: 65
Views: 4,324
Posted By drmweaver2

1317 miles through Jun 15th. Less than 200...

1317 miles through Jun 15th.
Less than 200 since the "self-challenge" was abruptly ended June 15th; not "counting" them. I even took the cyclometer and GPS off the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By drmweaver2

Add my congratulations to the stack! The first...

Add my congratulations to the stack! The first one is special in a way only you can appreciate.

And there's nothing "wimpy" about any century - says the guy who rides tabletop flat centuries in...
06-21-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By drmweaver2

There is no hard and fast rulel about group rides...

There is no hard and fast rulel about group rides or not for base mileage afaik.
This makes sense. Stick to YOUR workout regardless of what others want you to do.
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