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01-06-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By bargeon

yeah, how fast you can go, or are willing to go,...

yeah, how fast you can go, or are willing to go, down hill should be a separate thread. Would be an interesting one, too.

FWIW I average a burning 11 mph over the course of most rides. That always...
12-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,129
Posted By bargeon

Are we to infer that you iron your cycling shorts...

Are we to infer that you iron your cycling shorts :p
12-01-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,812
Posted By bargeon

Not me. Too much pain.

Not me. Too much pain.
09-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
Posted By bargeon

As Freud once said (didn't he?), sometimes a bike...

As Freud once said (didn't he?), sometimes a bike is just a bike.
09-05-20, 06:09 AM
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Posted By bargeon

The older I get, the faster I was.

The older I get, the faster I was.
08-26-20, 04:59 PM
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Posted By bargeon

After a couple low milage rides I got a 30 miler...

After a couple low milage rides I got a 30 miler with 1800 feet elevation in varying degrees of chilly wind. Every year I have to relearn layers. Arm warmers helped today.
08-14-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By bargeon

My doc said I have an athlete's heart. She was...

My doc said I have an athlete's heart.
She was kind enough not to remind me I have the knees and hips of an arthritic 70 year old.
08-12-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,234
Posted By bargeon

Aren't we due for a new thread on kick stands?

Aren't we due for a new thread on kick stands?
08-08-20, 06:05 PM
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Posted By bargeon

3 days with 20 and change on each. It's all I...

3 days with 20 and change on each. It's all I have time for these days. And now there's another heat wave on the way.
07-24-20, 05:13 PM
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Posted By bargeon

36.5 miles, 2,400 +change elevation in the back...

36.5 miles, 2,400 +change elevation in the back country of central NY, to Erieville on Tuscarora lake. A drinking village with a fishing problem. And a great place to stop.
...
07-12-20, 07:02 PM
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Posted By bargeon

32.5 miles, 1500 and change elevation. Seems...

32.5 miles, 1500 and change elevation. Seems about my average with hills.
06-28-20, 07:36 PM
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Posted By bargeon

23.5 mi with 1924 elevation. The only ride I can...

23.5 mi with 1924 elevation. The only ride I can take starting from my house, it includes a 600 ft incline, and then again coming back if I don't turn back at the top. At 69 it gets a little harder...
06-25-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,143
Posted By bargeon

100K$ for a crummy 6 speed! I got 22 for a tenth...

100K$ for a crummy 6 speed! I got 22 for a tenth of that.
06-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,401
Posted By bargeon

Some odds and ends you'll need sooner or later...

Some odds and ends you'll need sooner or later depending how you ride:
water bottlle, as others mentioned maybe a priority
tire patch kit
floor pump
multi tool
bar bag or under saddle bag to...
06-24-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,846
Posted By bargeon

Wide load on a country road. (sounds like it...

Wide load on a country road.

(sounds like it could be a country song )
06-16-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By bargeon

36 and change with 2400 ft elevation two days...

36 and change with 2400 ft elevation two days ago. Good hills.
26 even today with 1300 elevation. Easier ride.
05-04-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,798
Posted By bargeon

I'd go faster and buy expensive bikes if I could....

I'd go faster and buy expensive bikes if I could. But I'm old, slow and none too rich.

I never thought I'd spend 3K on a bile, but I did. It will be my last. Love it every time I mount up.
And...
03-30-20, 07:37 AM
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Posted By bargeon

Ya know how how you always have to give your...

Ya know how how you always have to give your birthday when you call the doc or some services? I do it automatically without thinking.

But the other day someone asked how old I was so I said my age...
03-20-20, 01:37 PM
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Posted By bargeon

I don't see why it has to be one or the other. I...

I don't see why it has to be one or the other. I do both depending on circumstances. I suspect we all challenge ourselves some times, according to our abilities and inclinations.
02-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By bargeon

I'm old, too. I like pretending I'm not when I...

I'm old, too. I like pretending I'm not when I think I can get away with it. Or when I can p#ss of my bone doc cuz I got bursitis in my hip from riding too hard: "You old guys need to stop acting...
02-04-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,880
Posted By bargeon

Yeah, it happens. 60 and just got used to 50 :p ...

Yeah, it happens. 60 and just got used to 50 :p
congrats and good luck.
12-27-19, 08:49 AM
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Posted By bargeon

I didn't know Bianchi made rail fence!

I didn't know Bianchi made rail fence!
12-24-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,701
Posted By bargeon

"Snow Ride" wasn't that a Foghat song? Take it...

"Snow Ride" wasn't that a Foghat song?
Take it easy!
12-24-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,155
Posted By bargeon

The older I get, the better I was. On the...

The older I get, the better I was.

On the forums, if you can't brag on how good you are, brag on how good you were. If you can't brag on that, start on how bad you hurt: I was doing 150 miles/day...
12-18-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By bargeon

Thank to all for the info, much appresiated!

Thank to all for the info, much appresiated!
12-16-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By bargeon

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be consulting with...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be consulting with my doc at least once more before doing anything. Thanks for the tip on the new procedure.

I have mild pain most days and stabbing after any...
12-14-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By bargeon

Basal joint surgery?

Anyone here had this surgery or know some one who has? Any wisdom to pass along?
12-04-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,978
Posted By bargeon

Join a bunch of non-competitive pleasure riders....

Join a bunch of non-competitive pleasure riders. You'll be faster than the bunch without even trying. They'll be impressed and your ego will be intact.
10-30-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 43,262
Posted By bargeon

No, I don't.

No, I don't.
10-23-19, 06:36 AM
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Posted By bargeon

I understand the embarrassment, but I would get...

I understand the embarrassment, but I would get one when the time comes, which it will as my hip arthritis advances. At 70 I do what works if I want to keep going.
10-23-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,211
Posted By bargeon

Better a mistress than a widow. At least I hope...

Better a mistress than a widow. At least I hope she sees it that way.
10-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25,847
Views: 2,621,955
Posted By bargeon

19.75 miles. Good hills. Temp around 60. Crystal...

19.75 miles. Good hills. Temp around 60. Crystal clear but cool in the valleys.
10-02-19, 06:19 AM
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Posted By bargeon

Mid 80s in central NY! Did a quick (for me) 22+

Mid 80s in central NY! Did a quick (for me) 22+
09-18-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By bargeon

Regarding these OTC pain meds I'll note that the...

Regarding these OTC pain meds I'll note that the directions on the bottle advise to take them with food. My doc stresses that, especially of taken over time.
09-10-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By bargeon

38.5 miles, 1,924 elevation in the glacial...

38.5 miles, 1,924 elevation in the glacial moraine of central NY.
09-09-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 72,470
Posted By bargeon

. . . If the Boys wanna fight you better let'em ....

. . . If the Boys wanna fight you better let'em . . .
09-04-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By bargeon

I went with distance vision, need glasses for...

I went with distance vision, need glasses for reading, for the following reasons.
My doc favored it, though he offered all other choices. It seems to be the most commonly chosen. So it is likely to...
08-30-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25,847
Views: 2,621,955
Posted By bargeon

36 and change. Good hills, couple breaks, took me...

36 and change. Good hills, couple breaks, took me about 4 hrs. I never remember to start Strava. Too bad, I could post a brag about those hills.
08-28-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 40,570
Posted By bargeon

It's a pun on my name.

It's a pun on my name.
08-25-19, 02:45 PM
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Views: 2,621,955
Posted By bargeon

26 mi. Hills and flats. 2.5 hrs. Pretty typical....

26 mi. Hills and flats. 2.5 hrs. Pretty typical. Felt good after a break of a few days.
08-18-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,426
Posted By bargeon

My answer to the question of slowing down with...

My answer to the question of slowing down with age is No I haven't. But that's because I was never fast :)

I've never had any desire for speed. Never been much over 30mph. Doesn't give me a thrill...
08-12-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25,847
Views: 2,621,955
Posted By bargeon

41.5, a bit more than my usual 25-30. Takes more...

41.5, a bit more than my usual 25-30. Takes more out of me than I like to admit. I'll take a day to recover.
08-08-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,019
Posted By bargeon

:beer:

:beer:
07-22-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,841
Posted By bargeon

I'm sure there are more than 50 people riding...

I'm sure there are more than 50 people riding fixies.
07-21-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,131
Posted By bargeon

Yeah! That's why I generally carry 2. One to cool...

Yeah! That's why I generally carry 2. One to cool down, well not the whole bottle. And I don't ride nearly as far as some of you.
07-13-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,174
Posted By bargeon

Take any breaks during your ride? A quick rest,...

Take any breaks during your ride? A quick rest, drink and stretch helps your staying power. Anything over 30 miles or two hours and I take a good 15 to 20 minutes.
07-13-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25,847
Views: 2,621,955
Posted By bargeon

An accidental 40-miler (39.8 actually). I got...

An accidental 40-miler (39.8 actually). I got back to the car at about 30 and decided to toodle around the near-by development I'd been through part of. It was bigger than I thought. Every other road...
07-10-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,178
Posted By bargeon

Some rides are better than others. I've had...

Some rides are better than others. I've had rides where I'm just pedaling to get to the end. A good ride isn't measured in miles. A good ride is one that leaves me feeling energized after a rest....
07-07-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25,847
Views: 2,621,955
Posted By bargeon

A hair over 45 miles in a tad under 4 hrs. That's...

A hair over 45 miles in a tad under 4 hrs. That's about as much as I do.
07-02-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,085
Posted By bargeon

I'll give up my padded shorts when they pry my...

I'll give up my padded shorts when they pry my cold, dead . . . Well never mind. I'm keeping them.
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