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05-03-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,651
Posted By crtreedude

The time is coming for lots of people to sell...

The time is coming for lots of people to sell bikes - kids go off to college, addicts upgrade, etc. You can find fantastic bargains. A bike I loved a long time ago was an old Raleigh ten speed, it...
05-03-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,218
Posted By crtreedude

I like riding a hard tail for pretty much...

I like riding a hard tail for pretty much everything. Of course, you rapidly end up off pavement here with all the dirt / gravel roads, so it makes sense. I do a bit of single track where we live,...
03-24-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,522
Posted By crtreedude

I don't think I fit either honestly. I have a...

I don't think I fit either honestly. I have a decent bike, it works well for me. (29 incher, in good shape). I like to ride it to meet people out in the middle of the jungle. We have been living...
09-26-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By crtreedude

My highest ever weight was 280, now I am 185...

My highest ever weight was 280, now I am 185 (6'1") Probably perfect weight is 180 to 175 - cyclist weight, 170. :lol: I have had white hair for a lot of years (premature) - but now I have aged...
09-26-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By crtreedude

Tell me you didn't cash in on that and say "Well,...

Tell me you didn't cash in on that and say "Well, I probably haven't been getting enough fresh air, want me to take off today and get outside a bit?" :D
09-25-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By crtreedude

I actually love to ride in the rain, probably a...

I actually love to ride in the rain, probably a good thing since I live in a rain forest... Keeps the heat down, etc. Not a fan of lightening though... but we don't get much of that except during...
06-29-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,694
Posted By crtreedude

I agree with the muscle tendon thing. Back when I...

I agree with the muscle tendon thing. Back when I used to rock climb, I learned the hard way I was getting a lot stronger in muscles than tendon, which I popped one. Yep, it is as painful as it...
06-23-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By crtreedude

I been living in Costa Rica for the last nearly...

I been living in Costa Rica for the last nearly 14 years - and it has just been getting better and better for riding. The biggest city now has dedicated bike paths - and it is enforced. Big fine for...
04-02-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By crtreedude

I have to say, I cycle mainly to meet people. I...

I have to say, I cycle mainly to meet people. I love to explore and we have a very bike friendly environment (aside from embarrassment when neighbors with concern in their voices ask if I need a ride...
04-02-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,483
Posted By crtreedude

Funny thing on Stevia, which grows here in Costa...

Funny thing on Stevia, which grows here in Costa Rica. We feed it to cattle to help them gain weight. No, they can't metabolize it either - but it causes them to eat more. Probably because of the...
03-27-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By crtreedude

Our dog follows me inside of the farm when I am...

Our dog follows me inside of the farm when I am riding single track. Well, he knows the route, so he mainly gets to overlooks, and watches, sort of like a vulture I think, in case I wipe out......
03-26-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By crtreedude

One must ask - going to start wearing a helmet...

One must ask - going to start wearing a helmet when you walk...? :D

I almost never fall when riding my bike, I won't walk normally with a walking stick (tends to be slick inside the properties)
02-20-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Appreciate it - when I dislocated my shoulder -...

Appreciate it - when I dislocated my shoulder - it sounded like that. This has been much easier. Strength is coming back fast too. So that is very good. I remember all I did for physical therapy the...
02-19-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,585
Posted By crtreedude

My wife and I carb cycle. Basically it means that...

My wife and I carb cycle. Basically it means that for 2 days, no carbs (just veggies, fat, protein) and then days when we get to have carbs - just about any kind. We tend to be in moderation those...
02-19-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Hi all, It has been 13 weeks now, and...

Hi all,

It has been 13 weeks now, and thought I would give a progress report. At week 8, I started riding a little bit - granted it is hilly here, but my first ride I went about 300 meters, turned...
12-26-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,195
Posted By crtreedude

Okay, just to throw this is, I am a bit of an...

Okay, just to throw this is, I am a bit of an expert in horses. I currently only own two, but have had up to twenty at a time, used for working in a rural environment. (plantations of trees)

My...
12-21-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,121
Posted By crtreedude

My plan, once I can get back on the bike (8 weeks...

My plan, once I can get back on the bike (8 weeks and counting...) is to ride to town, have a coffee, chat with the locals and ride back. The road is nearly single track, about 4 miles, each way,...
12-18-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,446
Posted By crtreedude

Not all kidney stones pass - or can be broken up...

Not all kidney stones pass - or can be broken up by sound. There is a kind called staghorn, which has to be removed by an operation. Usually the result of an infection. (or so I have read)

Good...
12-15-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By crtreedude

Thanks everyone, I have passed all your comments...

Thanks everyone, I have passed all your comments on to my wife, she said they were very helpful. Just what she was looking for.
12-15-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By crtreedude

Nope, but yeah, I bet it would be great. Then...

Nope, but yeah, I bet it would be great. Then again, we have great off road here, a huge amount of dirt roads (well, they have river rock thrown on most of them).

One time I was heading up a...
12-15-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By crtreedude

Thanks, one thing I think she missed in saying,...

Thanks, one thing I think she missed in saying, the Doctor said she may not need surgery. She is very careful not to do anything worse to it - unlike some of us. :rolleyes:
12-15-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By crtreedude

Because your advice was so good on my shoulder...

My wife has a request. One reason we are reaching out like this is that we live in the frontier of Costa Rica, near Nicaragua, the air clean, the water is pure, and the doctors are just about...
12-12-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Yep, not meant as an indictment of riding a...

Yep, not meant as an indictment of riding a motorcycle, I will definitely miss it, but the MTB for me is a very good replacement - and the road in front of me, due to the soft material put on it has...
12-12-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Oh, and you can bunny hop over obstacles (which I...

Oh, and you can bunny hop over obstacles (which I do) with a MTB. :lol: Haven't figured out how to do that with a 500 lb motorcycle.
12-12-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

All about speed - and I am riding on loose...

All about speed - and I am riding on loose material too much. Also, I have decades experience on a bike, but about 8 years, and then only say 2 times a month, with a motorcycle.

Lastly, when the...
12-12-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Surprisingly enough, the collarbone hasn't been...

Surprisingly enough, the collarbone hasn't been hurting that I can tell - probably due to so much pain from knee, lots of bruising, bruised ribs, etc.


One time though when it moved when at the...
12-12-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Makes sense - I am planning on at least 8 weeks...

Makes sense - I am planning on at least 8 weeks before I ride, since there is no pavement near me.
12-12-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Did some research, the spray for my knee contains...

Did some research, the spray for my knee contains anabolic steroids - and is not available in the states since it is considered a performance enhancing drug... Well so much for my dream of winning...
12-12-16, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Great! Very useful information. As of this...

Great! Very useful information. As of this morning, I replaced the formal sling with a clothe contraption that my wife sewed for me, just to give a little relief when I need it, also as a flag so...
12-11-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

:twitchy: Have you considered changing your user...

:twitchy: Have you considered changing your user name to Crash Test Dummy, or Reckless Rick? :lol:
12-11-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

By the way, I suspect you all will think this is...

By the way, I suspect you all will think this is funny. I was a bit concerned on how much extra work my wife was having to do to take care of me, even to suggesting we get a nurse for the first few...
12-11-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,101
Posted By crtreedude

I could see that if there was a plate in, but I...

I could see that if there was a plate in, but I thought it was to maintain it aligned (or roughly so) if it is a simple fracture.
12-11-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

I have a saying, "I would prefer to die while...

I have a saying, "I would prefer to die while living, than be dead while I am alive."

But I didn't say anything about seriously injured. :lol: Sheesh, if you want to kill me, just get it over with...
12-11-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By crtreedude

Recovery from broken collar bone

Nope, it wasn't crashing on my MTB that did it, but on my motorcycle... soon to be sold motorcycle at that. Not going through THAT again.

That awful feeling when you know you have lost it, and it...
08-13-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,945
Posted By crtreedude

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, though...

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, though I tried to read through the entire thread, but I do believe you can find sources of accidents per road, even down to intersections, etc. Not all...
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06-28-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By crtreedude

I have slept out in my hammock once so far on our...

I have slept out in my hammock once so far on our front porch. That night, I heard some kind of wildcat (probably a puma) just across the road, something messing around in the tree within 20 yards,...
06-27-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By crtreedude

Yeah, I have a son turning 40 this year....

Yeah, I have a son turning 40 this year. :twitchy: I have no idea how that is possible, because I really don't think I am old enough for him to be that old...

You would think he would be more...
06-25-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,359
Posted By crtreedude

I am 57 with no meds, I have taken a few for a...

I am 57 with no meds, I have taken a few for a very short time, the problem is that I seem to get more and more sensitive the longer I take something, instead of the reverse.

True for alcohol too....
06-23-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,067
Posted By crtreedude

Last year I finally replaced my Cannondale with...

Last year I finally replaced my Cannondale with 29 inch mountain bike which fits much better, and slides over bumps much better. The person I gave it to loves it - and we ride together at times. What...
04-17-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,393
Posted By crtreedude

I have found a way that seems to work in avoiding...

I have found a way that seems to work in avoiding animals that seem to have suicidal tendencies. Squirrels, chickens, deer, etc. It occurred to me one day that if I tried to chase a squirrel, I would...
04-09-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,547
Posted By crtreedude

For a while, I was trying to get a ticket in...

For a while, I was trying to get a ticket in town, where the speed limit is 25 KPH and I was going 40+ (notice, I said KPH, not MPH) - the police would just wave when I went by. I stopped it when a...
05-25-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By crtreedude

It isn't so much that the bike requires a...

It isn't so much that the bike requires a different level of fitness, but the kind of riding. Put both on asphalt and you will have about the same requirements of fitness, unless of course you are...
05-25-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By crtreedude

I think he meant while on a road. A MTB handles a...

I think he meant while on a road. A MTB handles a bad road better than a road bike - or when a road just about disappears. I agree though, when you are on single track, you better be laser focused on...
05-07-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By crtreedude

I would definitely go with a hard tail. In my...

I would definitely go with a hard tail. In my experience, I am not really on the seat except if I am commuting anyway, while on a trail, I find myself almost completely supported by my legs, so rear...
05-03-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,030
Posted By crtreedude

I have had both road bikes and mountain bikes, I...

I have had both road bikes and mountain bikes, I prefer a mountain bike usually. If I knew it would always been pavement, I might be tempted on a road bike. Honestly, speed isn't a big thing to me as...
04-24-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,553
Posted By crtreedude

What I tend to do is take out the cellphone and...

What I tend to do is take out the cellphone and dial 911 - and let the person know I am now connected with 911 - and being recorded. Tends to calm people down really quickly. 911 will not send...
04-19-14, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,370
Posted By crtreedude

There is an Amazon Kindle for most computers -...

There is an Amazon Kindle for most computers - and since you posted here, I will assume you have a computer. The reader is free - only the devices cost you.
03-27-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,235
Posted By crtreedude

One thing to look into, as a possible thing to do...

One thing to look into, as a possible thing to do instead of drugs is fish oil. There have been lots of studies which have said that taking fish oil everyday can have as good as results as the drugs...
03-10-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,695
Posted By crtreedude

Pshaw, I used to winter camp in the Adirondacks....

Pshaw, I used to winter camp in the Adirondacks. 40 below was enough for me to appreciate warmth for the rest of my life, I just don't see the point in refreshing my memory. I might be getting old,...
03-09-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,152
Posted By crtreedude

At the risk of being scorned, my current bike is...

At the risk of being scorned, my current bike is a F900 Cannondale, probably at least 14 years old now. Granted, I have replaced brakes, gears, chains, etc, some more than once. Just rode it this...
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