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10-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,791
Posted By Biker395

FWIW, there is a thought that in cycling: 1....

FWIW, there is a thought that in cycling:

1. Spinning taxes the heart and lungs; and
2. Grinding taxes the legs.

When you're running out of breath, try upshifting and going with a higher...
10-19-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,632
Posted By Biker395

The blues part of your odd musical taste (:p) is...

The blues part of your odd musical taste (:p) is strangely familiar. I loves me some Buddy Guy. A couple of suggestions:

Gary Clark Jr. - Check out the live version of "I Don't Owe You a...
10-19-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 510
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Too many variables to really care about...

Yep. Too many variables to really care about speed. Grades, wind, road surface, and just how you are feeling that day. The only time it is relevant to me is if I am in some kind of race, and even...
10-19-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 886
Posted By Biker395

I stop quite often. For a pix, to admire the...

I stop quite often. For a pix, to admire the view, take a jacket off, take a drink, or whatever. Typically, I'm riding with others and we stop to regroup at the top of a major climb or descent.
10-18-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Working on it. Most likely, I'll make the jump...

Working on it. Most likely, I'll make the jump at the end of our fiscal year. :thumb:

You know where this is ... Refrigerator curve.
...
10-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Sunset ride. Oh, it's going to suck when the...

Sunset ride. Oh, it's going to suck when the time changes again. :(

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10-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Latigo Canyon Road ... I love this descent. ...

Latigo Canyon Road ... I love this descent.

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10-08-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By Biker395

Add me to the list of people who think a thorough...

Add me to the list of people who think a thorough medical work up is in order, and keep it up until you have a good answer.

Your doc scheduled a stress test. I would not rely on that, as they do...
10-08-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Went leaf-peeping last weekend. I brought my...

Went leaf-peeping last weekend. I brought my bike, but the smoke from the fires rolled in and ended that idea pretty quickly. We did get to see some pretty nice fall colors before that, though.
...
10-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Joy. ...

Joy.

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09-30-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Another crappy sunset ... ...

Another crappy sunset ...
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09-28-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,420
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I am shocked how much bike tours are getting...

Yea, I am shocked how much bike tours are getting to nowadays. That Tour of Southern Utah last week was relatively inexpensive ... $800 per person, and we stayed in hotels all week. Most...
09-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

A view of Bryce from Inspiration point. ...

A view of Bryce from Inspiration point.
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And a view of us tourists from the...
09-24-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

You should! The riding and scenery out there is...

You should! The riding and scenery out there is amazing. I'm still coming down to earth after my first tour in years. Gawd, I love touring. Here is one from our climb up Cedar Breaks. The...
09-23-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Riding through Zion. ...

Riding through Zion.

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09-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

This is how you get into the "hole" ... a twisty...

This is how you get into the "hole" ... a twisty descent carved into the sandstone.
...
09-22-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Another one from the Tour ... this is climbing...

Another one from the Tour ... this is climbing out of the "hole" past Escalante.
...
09-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Riding Capitol Reef ...

Riding Capitol Reef

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09-01-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By Biker395

Oy, does that sound familiar. Cluelessness...

Oy, does that sound familiar. Cluelessness reigns.

But tell me ... did you really have women in your engineering classes? At that point in my life, I was either in engineering school...
08-30-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By Biker395

^ Lol ... honestly no ... not for me. The most...

^ Lol ... honestly no ... not for me. The most attractive women I knew in high school didn't age well. The skinny wallflowers are the ones that look hot now.
08-30-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

What's really sad is that tree is gone! I have...

What's really sad is that tree is gone! I have no idea why it was removed (about 6 months ago), but gone it is. :(
08-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,757
Posted By Biker395

I have had many lovers. I rode all over...

I have had many lovers. I rode all over creation more out of necessity than love until I got a driver's license. I then explored all the far away places I could not get to on a bike, exploring...
08-26-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,449
Posted By Biker395

I have had 3 serious crashes in my cycling career...

I have had 3 serious crashes in my cycling career of about 25 years, and for me at least:

Crashes are a matter of when, not if.

I know people who claim to go through cat-like gyrations to limit...
08-25-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

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08-20-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By Biker395

Just want to say I'm happy for threads like this...

Just want to say I'm happy for threads like this in 50+.

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one thinking about this stuff.
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,194
Posted By Biker395

Funny story. My daughter (recently married)...

Funny story. My daughter (recently married) derisively called me "Grandpa" when I balked at giving Venmo my banking information to transfer a payment. My response:

"Speaking of "grandpa" ......
08-18-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By Biker395

Not really good but better than the alternative...

Not really good but better than the alternative ... at least if you need the money or the activity.
08-11-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,812
Posted By Biker395

This all comes down to what is "fun" to different...

This all comes down to what is "fun" to different people. Cycling, like fun, means different things to different people in different measures. This article describes it pretty well:
...
08-10-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

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08-06-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By Biker395

Knowing what you did for a living, I dunno how...

Knowing what you did for a living, I dunno how you lasted that long. I couldn't do it.
08-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By Biker395

Uh. Yes.

Uh. Yes.
08-05-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By Biker395

Oh trust me. I am a serial hobbist. Cycling,...

Oh trust me. I am a serial hobbist. Cycling, surfing, skiing, photography, writing, audio ... there has always been some thing that got me going. And I haven't given any of them up. I just do...
08-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By Biker395

I'm looking at semi-retirement too. In my case,...

I'm looking at semi-retirement too. In my case, it would be leaving a partnership and doing work on a piece-part basis. That way, I can work as much or as little as I like.

I'm still trying to get...
07-30-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,126
Posted By Biker395

Some days I got it, some days I don't. There...

Some days I got it, some days I don't. There are times I leave the house intent on a ride of X minutes, and come back in X-Y minutes because I just don't feel it. Other times, I feel good and it...
07-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for...

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for men, our life expectancy is much longer if we have a spouse or friends with whom we have frequent interaction. I've always chalked that up to...
07-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By Biker395

Wait a minute ... you have hair?

Wait a minute ... you have hair?
07-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Biker395

It looks like at least semi-retirement is in my...

It looks like at least semi-retirement is in my immediate future. I've worked my whole life since I was 12 ... even worked through law school, which is pretty much unheard of. I'm hoping I adjust...
07-22-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Biker395

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in...

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in 2018 had a skiing accident that caused a tibial platform compression fracture. I needed surgery for that too, but recovered quickly ... 3 months or so...
07-21-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,315
Posted By Biker395

You would think that I would have done most of...

You would think that I would have done most of those claims, but I haven't!

I've done Horseshoe, Sabrina, and White Mountain, and that little spur off to Death Valley, but have not done Whitney...
07-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,315
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I was wondering that myself. Everesting is...

Yea, I was wondering that myself. Everesting is not on my radar ... I think I could do all the climbing, but the mental aspect of repeating the same climb again and again ... oy!

I've never done...
07-20-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,315
Posted By Biker395

Whatever it is, do something! I did nothing when...

Whatever it is, do something! I did nothing when I turned 50, did nothing when I turned 60, and despite my plans to do a metric century in years (i.e. do something when I was 62 and change), I did...
07-20-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,315
Posted By Biker395

The old Everest Challenge is defunct. They...

The old Everest Challenge is defunct. They haven't done it in a few years at least.
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By Biker395

I don't think they are currently the standard of...

I don't think they are currently the standard of care. But I think they should be ... enough so, that I (like you) are willing to pay for it out of pocket. IMHO, highly recommended for people our...
07-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By Biker395

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a...

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a Groupon. A heart scan is only about $150:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-1

The place where they do it is also a cardiac...
07-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By Biker395

Glad they caught it on time! Good luck with the...

Glad they caught it on time! Good luck with the surgery and recovery.

I've had a couple of CT angiograms to try to get a handle on the status of my arteries. So far so good (partial blockages,...
07-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

OMG. I saw this and thought those were...

OMG. I saw this and thought those were mosquitoes. Aieeeee.
07-09-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By Biker395

Late to the party, but I would say it depens on...

Late to the party, but I would say it depens on when you want to go and what kind of cycling you like. I like riding in mountains and riding in reasonably dry, sunny weather. I also dislike...
06-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By Biker395

Slovenia, I think. Rented an old crappy MTB, but...

Slovenia, I think. Rented an old crappy MTB, but had a great time.
06-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop ...

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop

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06-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,880
Posted By Biker395

More riding on the coast ... ...

More riding on the coast ...

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