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04-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,171
Posted By Piratebike

I always wanted to b a pirate....you know travel...

I always wanted to b a pirate....you know travel the world with nothing but what I can carry, plundering and seeing the world. But alas, I went to college, got a job and worked my whole life. As I...
04-30-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Piratebike

Thanks guys. I am used to survival situations. I...

Thanks guys. I am used to survival situations. I have been a practicing bushcrafter for many years. I grew up in the country and certainly know about life and death. It IS part of life, death that...
04-29-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Piratebike

What a year...

My last post here was in November of 2017...not that I posted much before then but I did view this page almost every day......times have changed.....

In January of 2018 I had another heart attack!...
11-01-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,081
Posted By Piratebike

Just reading through these post....yes watch the...

Just reading through these post....yes watch the depression. It got me bad, and still does if I let it. I refuse to take drugs for it but I struggle.
11-01-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,081
Posted By Piratebike

I had mine at 48...before I started back riding. ...

I had mine at 48...before I started back riding. I am no doctor but mine is inherited and I take Lipitor religiously.....as well as other drugs. Not much we can do. Even eating right does not...
09-10-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,661
Posted By Piratebike

My Trek Excalibur 8 with Frost River bags ready...

My Trek Excalibur 8 with Frost River bags ready for an off road adventure.
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,987
Posted By Piratebike

Thinking about adding one to my stable.

Thinking about adding one to my stable.
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,498
Posted By Piratebike

Until we get bike paths through all our cities, I...

Until we get bike paths through all our cities, I don't see connecting them with interstate paths. We have a long way to go.
09-06-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,661
Posted By Piratebike

Man you old codgers got some cool bikes.

Man you old codgers got some cool bikes.
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,235
Posted By Piratebike

Trek 520 for off road....

Was looking at the Trek 920 and the new 1120 for some off road touring....
But now I am thinking 520 with some off road/cyclecross tires. Then new 520 has Disc brakes and stronger rims. Seems like...
Forum: Touring
09-01-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,812
Posted By Piratebike

I do. I like bar ends on my 520 but off road I...

I do. I like bar ends on my 520 but off road I prefer brifters.
Forum: Touring
08-29-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,812
Posted By Piratebike

As soon as the 2018 Trek 920's hit the market I...

As soon as the 2018 Trek 920's hit the market I am getting one for Bike Packing.
08-10-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Piratebike

Yea, it was skin cancer. It's a shame the...

Yea, it was skin cancer. It's a shame the picture was removed because it was meant as a shocker picture to get to point across. This was my second cancer removed from my head and the worst. This...
08-07-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Piratebike

Cancer

If you ever see me without a hat on, slap me.
08-03-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,619
Posted By Piratebike

For me it is just one of the secrets to enjoying...

For me it is just one of the secrets to enjoying life. It does not stop me from getting older. It may increase my time here, but it is not why I ride.
08-03-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,363
Posted By Piratebike

I am not retired and really not old at 56. But...

I am not retired and really not old at 56. But my whole life has been for the journey. I have never really been a competitive person. I have always been able to do most anything I set my mind to. ...
07-17-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,021
Posted By Piratebike

When the weather allows, yea I ain't ride in the...

When the weather allows, yea I ain't ride in the rain or 100 deg or less than 40deg.....I ride 20-25 miles every day after work. At 14-15 avg MPH. My normal ride has lots of small elevation changes...
06-30-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Piratebike

I waited too late.. I wasn't really over...

I waited too late..
I wasn't really over weight, maybe a little but not bad. What I didn't know was the cholesterol issues that I inherited were already at work. My grandfather died of a heart...
06-27-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24,421
Views: 2,279,180
Posted By Piratebike

After have not been able to ride for the last...

After have not been able to ride for the last month due to all the rain, I went for a ride this evening. I have not been feeling well and was concerned maybe it was my heart. But I don't think a 56...
06-27-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,162
Posted By Piratebike

Personally yes I do think it is worth it.

Personally yes I do think it is worth it.
06-26-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,162
Posted By Piratebike

I love my DS 4. This summer I have about quit...

I love my DS 4. This summer I have about quit riding all my other bikes. That is the downside to owning a DS I have found. It does everything from road to light touring to light off road to...
06-20-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,156
Posted By Piratebike

I regret my first one. It was all wrong. I...

I regret my first one. It was all wrong. I didn't know eneough. But now I have 5. Each with a different use. I am about to turn that first one into a hunting bike.
Forum: Touring
06-16-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,079
Posted By Piratebike

I spend most days in water. I quit wearing...

I spend most days in water. I quit wearing underwear about 15 years ago.
06-02-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,058
Posted By Piratebike

My glasses don't slide so I can't help you there....

My glasses don't slide so I can't help you there. But for sunglasses when riding or fishing I wear cocoons fit overs. I have a yellow lens for riding.
Forum: Touring
05-31-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,444
Posted By Piratebike

Wow. I, much like Snuts, did not start biking...

Wow. I, much like Snuts, did not start biking till I was in my 50's. After a heart attack at 48. I live every day as if it was my last. I see every sun rise and every sun set. Do it...
05-23-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,615
Posted By Piratebike

I think you know. I mean if a person is an avid...

I think you know. I mean if a person is an avid biker he knows when he has had enough. If you are just starting out and try it, you will know soon enough if it is above your ability. If a man (or...
05-22-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By Piratebike

Buff under my helmet.

Buff under my helmet.
05-21-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,440
Posted By Piratebike

Haven't decided yet.

Haven't decided yet.
05-19-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Piratebike

Hard tires or

Tires that don't go flat. It is time for somebody to create a serious tire that won't go flat.
05-18-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Piratebike

It is me, I do keep my hair cut short like that. ...

It is me, I do keep my hair cut short like that. I used to shave it but that was a pain so I clip it as short as I can once a week. I am on the river almost every day as a guide. I always cover...
05-17-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Piratebike

Sooner or later

Spend as much time in the sun as most of us have in life and sooner or later you get skin cancer.....wear your hats and sun screen......
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,054
Posted By Piratebike

I prefer Chaco's but I do love sandals.

I prefer Chaco's but I do love sandals.
Forum: Touring
05-03-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,709
Posted By Piratebike

Well my post made it to 5 pages even if 4 1/2 of...

Well my post made it to 5 pages even if 4 1/2 of those have nothing to do with my original post.
Forum: Touring
05-01-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,874
Posted By Piratebike

I hope I never have to sleep in a tent again.

I hope I never have to sleep in a tent again.
04-28-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,142
Posted By Piratebike

I have found that almost across the board LBS...

I have found that almost across the board LBS always wants me on a bike one size smaller that I feel comfortable on. I think this is more because I want to sit up straighter but they want me more...
04-28-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By Piratebike

I wish I had know that a man could do what he...

I wish I had know that a man could do what he used to love as a child. I knew as a child that a bike was fun. Then I got a car...and forgot.
Forum: Touring
04-28-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,709
Posted By Piratebike

Maybe I should have titled this a Steel Touring...

Maybe I should have titled this a Steel Touring Bike for and every day bike.....I still thinks steel is the best fro a touring bike and for an every day bike.
04-27-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By Piratebike

On a side note.... I got this off the Bedrocks...

On a side note....
I got this off the Bedrocks shoes FB page. Because I have a pair of Bedrocks. Having always love Chacos, these are great sandals also. Yea t 56 I get some laughs like "why is...
04-26-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By Piratebike

My kind of riding...

https://bedrocksandals.com/blogs/adventure-sandal/no-shoes-no-chamois-no-problem
04-26-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,158
Posted By Piratebike

60 deg.

60 deg.
04-26-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,482
Posted By Piratebike

Yea, I couldn't live North of Atlanta....lol

Yea, I couldn't live North of Atlanta....lol
04-26-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By Piratebike

I am a Trek guy also, but not nearly so much as...

I am a Trek guy also, but not nearly so much as you. Wanted to get a new Domane but probably ride the Madone a little longer.
04-26-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,482
Posted By Piratebike

Yea. Well we are hardly without vegetation where...

Yea. Well we are hardly without vegetation where I am.
04-26-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Piratebike

No. I have a friend who deals in antiques and...

No. I have a friend who deals in antiques and "stuff" and she got it for me. Not sure where she bought it.
04-25-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Piratebike

New neon sign for the man cave..

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o243/Riverpirate01/Biking/50EFFDA9-3EB7-493C-8BE7-421A9719D705_zpso4owpccc.jpg...
Forum: Touring
04-25-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,041
Posted By Piratebike

B17. For everything but my road bike and MTB.

B17. For everything but my road bike and MTB.
04-25-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24,421
Views: 2,279,180
Posted By Piratebike

Today after work, I am going home and pull the...

Today after work, I am going home and pull the Trek 520 out and show her some love with a 20 mile ride. I have been on her in a year.
04-25-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,111
Posted By Piratebike

My avg. even on my carbon road bike is 14-15. ...

My avg. even on my carbon road bike is 14-15. There is a local group that rides and they always say they will be 18-20. So I can't ride with them. I don't want to hold them back and I don't want...
04-25-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,639
Posted By Piratebike

To each his own....I ride slow. Even on my...

To each his own....I ride slow. Even on my carbon road bike I am 14-15 avg. max.
04-24-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,459
Posted By Piratebike

Especially when you can lock it out if need be on...

Especially when you can lock it out if need be on the DS.
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