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08-31-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By crazyb

I had severe sciatica back in 1993. Finally got...

I had severe sciatica back in 1993. Finally got to the point that I couldn't stand. Had surgery and it completely fixed it. 23 years later and still no problems. While I am not recommending surgery,...
08-12-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

I don't consider dead cyclists to be anecdotes....

I don't consider dead cyclists to be anecdotes. If you wish to stick your head in the sand and ignore what is going on around you, that is your choice, as it is mine to recognize there has been a...
08-11-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

Me not watching television or reading on line...

Me not watching television or reading on line news will not keep me from getting clobbered by a texting, or drunk, or otherwise inattentive driver. I will reiterate: I do not intend to stop riding my...
07-27-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
Posted By crazyb

I should read more carefully. Nice of his...

I should read more carefully. Nice of his employees, must be a good boss
07-27-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
Posted By crazyb

Wonder how much that guy has spent at that shop.

Wonder how much that guy has spent at that shop.
07-27-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,998
Posted By crazyb

Most bike paths I have been on have stop signs...

Most bike paths I have been on have stop signs for the path users any time the path crosses a street. When you stop is not controlled by the traffic lights. You are supposed to stop at all road...
07-25-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

I do avoid McDonalds:)

I do avoid McDonalds:)
07-25-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

Didn't say I was going to quit cycling, just the...

Didn't say I was going to quit cycling, just the venue. I will continue to ride my bicycle.
07-20-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By crazyb

For those in search of food choices, last night...

For those in search of food choices, last night in Washington.
Pizza- Lebowskis bowling alley on east end of town on highway 92
Cheap and good


Pizza Ranch far east end of...
07-20-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

I have no intention of stopping riding my bikes,...

I have no intention of stopping riding my bikes, I just look at the changing dynamics of our society, and I don't see peoples cell phone usage in particular getting any better. I have logged over...
07-20-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

I feel the odds of me getting flattened by a...

I feel the odds of me getting flattened by a texting teenager, a drunk, or a woman putting on lipstick are far greater than falling out of bed and dying.
Statistics on that?
07-20-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,827
Posted By crazyb

Highway riding days are over.

My wife and I have been considering this for a while now, and yesterday another cyclist died in our area, hit on a rural road. He was apparently not doing anything wrong, just in the wrong place at...
07-12-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,154
Posted By crazyb

A bicycle is a sum of all its parts. Buying an...

A bicycle is a sum of all its parts. Buying an off the rack $10,000 dollar road bike may not give you as much return as a bike costing less depending on the components on the respective bikes. I used...
06-29-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By crazyb

Some days there can be as many as 20-25 thousand...

Some days there can be as many as 20-25 thousand riders. in and out of larger cities draws a lot of one day bandit riders. I've done 6 of them, and I have never been in a line longer than I have...
04-28-16, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By crazyb

Do you ride down one ways the wrong direction...

Do you ride down one ways the wrong direction very often?
04-28-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By crazyb

What I thought. If you want to go faster, try...

What I thought. If you want to go faster, try pushing a bigger gear
04-20-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,752
Posted By crazyb

I have a bike with Shimano Sora, a bike with...

I have a bike with Shimano Sora, a bike with Shimano "mid level" 105, and a bike with 7800 Dura Ace. The 105 shifts better than the Sora, and the Dura Ace shifts better than the "mid level" 105. A...
04-13-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,918
Posted By crazyb

If you are referring to a spoonbill cat, yes I...

If you are referring to a spoonbill cat, yes I have. Grew up near and fished the Mississippi.
03-25-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,326
Posted By crazyb

I have a mount for my Garmin on every bike I...

I have a mount for my Garmin on every bike I ride. I seldom ride without it. I like data. I don't do anything with the data necessarily, I just like it.
03-18-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,104
Posted By crazyb

When comparing frames, unless you are using the...

When comparing frames, unless you are using the same wheels and tires, you are comparing apples to oranges. Even then, "frame design" has a lot more to do with how a frame handles and how spongy it...
03-04-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,957
Posted By crazyb

Actually, I don't recall very many overweight...

Actually, I don't recall very many overweight crew members on the 6 cruises I have been on. Maybe it is because very few of them are Americans.
02-25-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,957
Posted By crazyb

I saw that several years ago when I was there....

I saw that several years ago when I was there. Looked like fun.
02-25-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,957
Posted By crazyb

Update, have lost 5 of the 9 pounds as of this...

Update, have lost 5 of the 9 pounds as of this morning. The rest should be gone in another week. If all I wanted to do is work out, I would have stayed home. Did rent a bike in South Beach to see the...
02-23-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,957
Posted By crazyb

There is a running walking track that might be a...

There is a running walking track that might be a 3rd of a mile, but I think they would prefer you use the stationary bikes they supply in the gym:)
02-23-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,464
Posted By crazyb

If it isn't 60 or better, it isn't pleasant for...

If it isn't 60 or better, it isn't pleasant for me. If it isn't pleasant, I don't do it. Riding a bike is not my job.
02-23-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,957
Posted By crazyb

Beware of Cruises

Just got back from a 7 day Caribbean cruise. Gained 9 pounds. But I have never had more fun gaining 9 pounds before.
01-07-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,307
Posted By crazyb

I had a herniated disc with severe sciatica so...

I had a herniated disc with severe sciatica so bad I was in the hospital several times over a period of a couple of monthes. Tried steroids, pt, etc. Ended up having a discectomy. This was 23 years...
12-28-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By crazyb

Our rain just turned into ice and snow, I'll take...

Our rain just turned into ice and snow, I'll take the rain
12-22-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 45,691
Posted By crazyb

I have a moderately expensive bike, a little over...

I have a moderately expensive bike, a little over 4 grand back in 2007, and after I bought it I was in the parking lot of the LBS waiting to take off on a group ride. Another guy standing next to me...
12-18-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,040
Posted By crazyb

I have found for me, the best way to keep my...

I have found for me, the best way to keep my weight in check, or to lose more is to log what I eat. I still eat what ever I want, but simply keep the calories capped. Have went from 235 to 205 in the...
12-17-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,448
Posted By crazyb

I ride on a Mavik Ksyrium sl wheel set that I...

I ride on a Mavik Ksyrium sl wheel set that I have "north of" 20,000 miles on with absolutely no problems. No broken spokes, cracked rims, hub bearings, etc. I have been as High as 255 and down to...
11-25-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By crazyb

My ass hurts sitting in a lazy boy if I sit there...

My ass hurts sitting in a lazy boy if I sit there too long, so a recumbent has its problems also. Standing periodically helps a lot with saddle pain, but in the "end", time in the saddle is the best...
11-19-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,584
Posted By crazyb

^^^This^^^^

^^^This^^^^
11-06-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,314
Posted By crazyb

We don't have many long hills, mostly short...

We don't have many long hills, mostly short punchy ones. One hill not to far from here is 8-11% for a little less than a mile, and that one gets my attention. On Ragbrai, on Southern or mid state...
11-04-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,314
Posted By crazyb

Anybody else still using a standard double? ...

Anybody else still using a standard double? 53-39 up front 12-25 on the back. No mountains in Iowa, but 10-15% grades are very common. I'm 62 and still like this set up.
10-30-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,212
Posted By crazyb

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,110
Posted By crazyb

If you want to go faster, ride with people that...

If you want to go faster, ride with people that are faster than you and try to hang on
10-03-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,258
Posted By crazyb

Ride in the front. Pulling will make you stronger...

Ride in the front. Pulling will make you stronger and keep you out of crashes. The best way to get faster is to ride with people faster than you and try to hang on a little more each ride.
08-31-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,225
Posted By crazyb

How do they they get the video feed back to the...

How do they they get the video feed back to the controller? Range?
08-29-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,628
Posted By crazyb

Quik Stik tire tool

Quik Stik tire tool
08-11-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazyb

I used to coordinate the Burlington group and a...

I used to coordinate the Burlington group and a lot of people come in solo from all over the country. From what I saw, most would buddy up after the first day or so. Iowa folk are pretty friendly...
08-11-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazyb

Anybody that does Ragbrai that doesn't stop at...

Anybody that does Ragbrai that doesn't stop at Toms tender turkey is doing themselves a great disservice. They are awesome. They also have a wonderful banana strawberry smoothie:)
08-11-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazyb

You could go with a bike club, A club I belong to...

You could go with a bike club, A club I belong to welcomes riders. If you have an interest, it is Bike Burlington out of Burlington Iowa. Full support with transportation to and from Burlington. ...
08-10-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazyb

I have ridden Ragbrai 6 times, and a few of the...

I have ridden Ragbrai 6 times, and a few of the complaints I have read here are easily cured.

1- Long shower lines. Stay out on the road longer. Slow down and enjoy the pass thru towns. Have a...
05-19-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By crazyb

This.

This.
04-29-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,691
Posted By crazyb

Get a more expensive bike

Get a more expensive bike
04-22-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By crazyb

I always wear gloves. If I ever come off my bike,...

I always wear gloves. If I ever come off my bike, I would rather have a glove skidding down the pavement instead of the palm of my hand
04-13-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,384
Posted By crazyb

Age 52 for me. Rode a lot in college, but was...

Age 52 for me. Rode a lot in college, but was dormant for 30 yrs.
04-13-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,670
Posted By crazyb

I got lost once on some singletrack trails. There...

I got lost once on some singletrack trails. There wasn't anybody there to ask. Just kept riding around till I saw daylight.
04-06-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,219
Posted By crazyb

I have ridden Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels for over...

I have ridden Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels for over 20,000 miles, weighing as much as 250, with no broken or loose spokes. A quality wheelset doesn't have very much to do with toasters.
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