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01-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By rydabent

I guess the big thing is some of us are blessed...

I guess the big thing is some of us are blessed with good health in our old age, which is a good thing. But OTOH I truly believe that the fact that we have continued to ride has added to our old age...
01-14-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By rydabent

Sounds interesting. I hope someone comes up with...

Sounds interesting. I hope someone comes up with it.
01-12-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,045
Posted By rydabent

Lets make this simple. I ride as fast as I feel...

Lets make this simple. I ride as fast as I feel like on any given day.
01-12-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 865
Posted By rydabent

Hmmm------------I am 82 and still shovel snow,...

Hmmm------------I am 82 and still shovel snow, and get on the roof to clean out the dryer vent. I also still change my own oil in the car. In fact I still pretty much do anything I always have...
01-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By rydabent

Seems kind of dumb to cancel something in Sept. ...

Seems kind of dumb to cancel something in Sept. By then everyone that wants one should have a virus shot.
01-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,718
Posted By rydabent

Any tire that makes noise when riding on a hard...

Any tire that makes noise when riding on a hard surface is using up energy.
01-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By rydabent

Poverty is no excuse to commit a crime. Further...

Poverty is no excuse to commit a crime. Further I cant believe that 95% of criminals have mental problems. They are just lazy fools that want something for nothing.
01-10-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,793
Posted By rydabent

I started out on a trike at three, and now at 82...

I started out on a trike at three, and now at 82 I do most of my riding back on a tadpole trike. Some times when out on the trails, and I see a really young kid on a trike, I slowly ride by and...
01-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,651
Posted By rydabent

For every cyclist that doesnt stop for a stop...

For every cyclist that doesnt stop for a stop sign, there must be 10 million drivers that dont.

Most of the driving offender blow thru a right turn on red AFTER STOPPING.
01-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By rydabent

Jan is the planning month

Here we are with a new year on our hands, and by spring everyone should have had a virus shot, and we can ride anywhere again.

So Jan is planning month. Maybe get a new bike or------------decide...
01-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,279
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 477,426
Posted By rydabent

I was the last of a fairly tight group of ...

I was the last of a fairly tight group of co-workers that retired. I was 70. They being retired golfed during the week on an old fart card so it was much cheaper. They assumed I would start...
01-06-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,793
Posted By rydabent

It comes out to 79 years. Contrary to what...

It comes out to 79 years.

Contrary to what my "friends" say I did not start out on a penny farthling.
01-06-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,088
Posted By rydabent

Years ago when my three sons were young I used to...

Years ago when my three sons were young I used to bribe them to ride by having them ride to the University dairy store for ice cream. They realized that cycling was fun and later a couple of them...
01-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By rydabent

If you commit a crime, you should be in jail. In...

If you commit a crime, you should be in jail. In this case it was "one of our own" that was shot.
01-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,001
Posted By rydabent

A question like that will give the weight weenies...

A question like that will give the weight weenies a heart attack. After a 3 hour ride if they have to pedal the weight of a kick stand, they will have to ride 1.48769765 seconds longer than if they...
01-03-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 804
Posted By rydabent

My trunk pack is a mini bike shop. Among the...

My trunk pack is a mini bike shop. Among the many things I carry is a boot for gashes. I hate to walk home, and so far I never have.
01-03-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,762
Posted By rydabent

Not only do they keep dirt off the threads your...

Not only do they keep dirt off the threads your pump head uses, it keeps dirt from getting into the valve and causing leaks.
01-03-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 804
Posted By rydabent

For myself it is the occasional flat tire. But...

For myself it is the occasional flat tire. But then most of the stops on the trail is for helping some one else with problems. Usually people that ride with not even a patch kit. Strangely enough...
01-03-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,150
Posted By rydabent

If you are not a purddy boy "real cyclist", what...

If you are not a purddy boy "real cyclist", what you wear when you ride can be rather inexpensive. I wear $15 rugby shorts from Scheels sports store, and T-shirts I get when entering bike club rides....
01-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,037
Posted By rydabent

As someone else suggest, when Schwinn was sold,...

As someone else suggest, when Schwinn was sold, the new owner probably had to assume all assets and liabilities, and that would include frame guarantees. It would cost a lawyer, but I think you got...
01-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By rydabent

Being retired and 82 I have found I feel better...

Being retired and 82 I have found I feel better if I ride ever other day weather permitting. Depending on the route I take I ride from 20 to 35 miles. This past year was different. With all the...
01-02-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By rydabent

I have been on recumbents both bike and now trike...

I have been on recumbents both bike and now trike for 15 years. I guess if I ever decided to ride dirt trails, which I dont with my bents, I would go to a crank forward bike.

I know that "gravel...
01-01-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By rydabent

If caught the thugs that shot the guy should be...

If caught the thugs that shot the guy should be in jail for at least 50 years as a warning to others.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,647
Posted By rydabent

Only 1750 due to a cold went spring, and the...

Only 1750 due to a cold went spring, and the stupid virus shutting down all the restrooms in the parks.
12-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By rydabent

There is an answer for your problems at your...

There is an answer for your problems at your local recumbent/trike store.

Remember on a trike you can ride as slow or fast as you want too, and you can just stop and rest with your own lawn chair.
12-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,378
Posted By rydabent

IMO anyone involved in an accident that has...

IMO anyone involved in an accident that has alcohol or any illegal drug in their blood should have their sentence DOUBLED!!!!!
12-27-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,045
Posted By rydabent

Remember-----------------------this is the...

Remember-----------------------this is the internet, and everyone posting claims they went 50% faster than they really did.
12-27-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,279
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 477,426
Posted By rydabent

Im 82 and ride about 25 miles every other day. ...

Im 82 and ride about 25 miles every other day. I also lift hand weights. Five or six years ago at a health review, I actually had a PA suggest I shouldnt be doing that. I of course paid no...
12-25-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,494
Posted By rydabent

I voted track stand since it is very easy on my...

I voted track stand since it is very easy on my trike. :)
12-23-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,070
Posted By rydabent

With two virus vaccines now out, and the...

With two virus vaccines now out, and the prediction that by the end of Mar, anyone that wants it can get it, it seems safe to sign up for most any rides and tours after that date.
12-21-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,388
Posted By rydabent

One of the greatest things about cycling is the...

One of the greatest things about cycling is the fact you are alone with your thoughts. You can ponder all of the days news.

Once under way, I seldom think about bike things such as speed and...
12-17-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,120
Posted By rydabent

Im now 82 and my average is right around 100...

Im now 82 and my average is right around 100 miles per week, mainly on my trike on in town MUPs.
12-17-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By rydabent

Actually I rode a week and a day ago. The...

Actually I rode a week and a day ago.

The they are a Christmas gift. Over the winter I completely recon my bike and trike so they are ready for summer riding. For that reason, I have never had to...
12-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,649
Posted By rydabent

I have a 3 x 9 on my bent, and a 3 x 8 on my...

I have a 3 x 9 on my bent, and a 3 x 8 on my trike. As I have posted in the past I use the front 3 according to what the road presents. Granny ring up hills-------center ring for flats and most...
12-13-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,649
Posted By rydabent

The fun and games of bicycle gearing

On the forum a couple of years ago I was drawn and quartered over questioning the ever increasing number of gears on bikes. At that time with the latest 12 gear cluster in the rear bikes could have...
12-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By rydabent

As someone else suggested, fill the hole up with...

As someone else suggested, fill the hole up with a good epoxy, and you should be good to go.
12-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By rydabent

No hand pain there at all!!!! Notice the...

No hand pain there at all!!!! Notice the recumbent smile.
12-11-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,161
Posted By rydabent

Waiting for the out come of this case. In...

Waiting for the out come of this case.

In the meantime the family should resort to a civil court to get justice. Criminal courts STINK when it comes to getting justice when a cyclist is involved....
12-10-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,218
Posted By rydabent

Or to simplify, there are a lot of grumpy people...

Or to simplify, there are a lot of grumpy people in the world. They dont seem to like much of anything.
12-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By rydabent

It is logical to assume that no one thought of a...

It is logical to assume that no one thought of a 2 wheel machine as being viable. First came the striders, and then when steering was put on a strider, someone realize by steering they could...
12-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By rydabent

This is the greatest pro disc brake argument...

This is the greatest pro disc brake argument there is. Disc brakes do not in the end destroy high priced rims.
12-04-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,738
Posted By rydabent

The self described cyclist boy racer type...

The self described cyclist boy racer type cyclist, remind me of the skier that set around the fire in the ski lodge, and tells of their last exploits on the slopes. And they remind me of the...
11-30-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,487
Posted By rydabent

Remember back in the 80s when the weigh weenies...

Remember back in the 80s when the weigh weenies drilled off every last gram on their bikes. Virtually every bolt on component was drill out like Swiss cheese. Then they found that their bikes...
11-29-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By rydabent

They are called "aero bellies"!!!!!!!

They are called "aero bellies"!!!!!!!
11-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,543
Posted By rydabent

Mine is my LWB RANS Stratue LE. It is a 2008...

Mine is my LWB RANS Stratue LE. It is a 2008 model that I have kept in like new condition. It has appox 15,000 miles on it.
11-26-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,771
Posted By rydabent

Remember the freedom you felt when you got your...

Remember the freedom you felt when you got your your first bike, you were mobile and could go anywhere. When I go for a ride, I still feel the same way.
11-24-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,771
Posted By rydabent

Im sure as usual I will get push back, but in...

Im sure as usual I will get push back, but in answer to what you said, if you ride a trike there is virtually no discomfort and a very small chance of crashing. And for myself not being into the no...
11-22-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,930
Posted By rydabent

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Also...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Also functionality comes into play. So, sorry you are not the final word on what is good looking or not.
11-22-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,548
Posted By rydabent

Or------------------instead of worrying about all...

Or------------------instead of worrying about all that, just get on your bike, and ride how it makes you feel good.
11-22-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,738
Posted By rydabent

The fact remains that any one that pedals a...

The fact remains that any one that pedals a machine with 1, 2, 3, or 4 wheels is a cyclist. That includes my 5 year old grandson to the winner of the Tour de France this year.

For wanna be bike...
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