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07-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,883
Posted By Terex

People who complain about other people buying...

People who complain about other people buying expensive bikes have never pushed a bike to the limit and realized that they may enjoy the benefits of a more expensive bike. I started playing the...
07-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,295
Posted By Terex

Depends on a lot. Vertical gain, temps,...

Depends on a lot. Vertical gain, temps, altitude, etc. I've done 100 mi. with a heat index well over 100F in about 6 hrs. with probably 4k ft. vertical gain. I've done sub 5 hr. centuries, with...
06-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,901
Posted By Terex

We've got Sonos wireless speakers around the...

We've got Sonos wireless speakers around the house and they go out on the deck with us, like last night. My wife has subscriptions to Apple music and some others and we pretty much have an infinite...
06-18-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,586
Posted By Terex

After working through a closet full of other...

After working through a closet full of other brands, I stick with Assos. They are cut to fit very fit cyclists in the riding position. I'm about your height and weight currently (6', 185 lbs.) and...
06-10-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,493
Posted By Terex

Any vehicle driven by a self absorbed jerk. ...

Any vehicle driven by a self absorbed jerk. First, it was Hummers. And then, other end of the spectrum, Priuses. Priuses were much deadlier as the engines were silent and the tires were virtually...
05-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,077
Posted By Terex

I'll check it out. The back wheel on my favorite...

I'll check it out. The back wheel on my favorite road bike is shot, so hooking that one up to a dedicated trainer makes sense for me. One of our kids moved north of Denver, so I may get on the road...
05-29-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,077
Posted By Terex

Hermes! Great to see you posting. For everyone...

Hermes! Great to see you posting. For everyone else - as in evidence here, Hermes may be the most knowledgeable, and considerate, person to ever post on the 50+ Forum. And the second best climber....
05-29-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,764
Posted By Terex

The climbing results on Strava are usually pretty...

The climbing results on Strava are usually pretty accurate/fair, but if you're trying for a top time on a flatter time trial segment a lot of the times are set by people drafting others. I've set...
05-04-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By Terex

I just don't like compacts. I've got something...

I just don't like compacts. I've got something like your gearing on my CX bike that I bought to ride on crappy northern NM roads and I really dislike the gearing. We're all different, and just need...
05-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,982
Posted By Terex

This. And the brim is very handy for blocking...

This. And the brim is very handy for blocking sun, especially in the evenings.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,899
Posted By Terex

And you're about 10 years too late. ;) In my...

And you're about 10 years too late. ;) In my late 50's when I was riding with Cat I's and some women pros it would have been great fun. However fast your are currently, you'd be faster on a modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,899
Posted By Terex

My first couple of bikes in the '70's. Friction...

My first couple of bikes in the '70's. Friction shifters, hubs that needed repacking all the time, heavy wheels and tires unless you used sew-ups, and then you had to deal with flats. Don't let old...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By Terex

Lots of good options in outdoors/hiking pants. ...

Lots of good options in outdoors/hiking pants. Mfgs. like Prana and Kuhl make pants with give and look good. I have a pair of Kuhl pants that look like black denim and move with me. I only wear...
06-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,994
Posted By Terex

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out...

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out in about 2009. Great historical account. I liked Balf's book "The Last River" better.
06-12-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,842
Posted By Terex

My nom de net started years ago when I signed...

My nom de net started years ago when I signed into a mountain bike forum. Terex was the earthmoving equipment division of General Motors and their headquarters was originally located in a town where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,539
Posted By Terex

Didn't everyone have this discussion 20 years ago...

Didn't everyone have this discussion 20 years ago re mountain bikes? I still have my Titus Racer X with mech discs and they still work great. Hydros have always worked a little better, but with a...
04-09-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,067
Posted By Terex

Left pinky, maybe 20% angle. Started about 15...

Left pinky, maybe 20% angle. Started about 15 years ago and stabilized. Recently noted development in right palm. Will try to see a specialist at some point this year. Other than my pinky folding...
04-09-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,722
Posted By Terex

Hey Bill! I stopped to poke around and saw this...

Hey Bill! I stopped to poke around and saw this thread. Hope you are doing well. All going pretty well for me. My wife retired over the summer and we've been traveling in the west and plan to do...
11-25-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,514
Posted By Terex

"Old Timers" - people posting here never...

"Old Timers" - people posting here never change.
10-05-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,321
Posted By Terex

Absent other complicating factors, there is no...

Absent other complicating factors, there is no reason not to get your problem fixed. Great improvements have been made over that last 10 years and risks of not getting ablation surgery are far...
10-05-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Terex

Our bikes. Next stop - north rim of the Grand...

Our bikes. Next stop - north rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By Terex

Similar here. My wife and I are life long Browns...

Similar here. My wife and I are life long Browns fans. Sorry for your loss. ;)
09-23-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By Terex

Sorry about your crash. Sometimes you just can't...

Sorry about your crash. Sometimes you just can't avoid stuff. Hope your recovery goes well.
Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By Terex

Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly...

Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly irritating if I'm not.
09-08-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By Terex

My wife had a Quick (I forget which model) and it...

My wife had a Quick (I forget which model) and it constantly needed the brakes and derailleur adjusted. If your bike stays solid on the adjustments, it will probably be fine.
09-08-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By Terex

My wife and I have carbon fiber Specialized...

My wife and I have carbon fiber Specialized StumpJumper 6Fatties. 3" tires, quality drop seat post, and reasonably light for how robust the bikes are. You can ride over most anything on these...
08-28-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,827
Posted By Terex

As bnewberry said, it's not too slow, but it will...

As bnewberry said, it's not too slow, but it will take you a while. As part of my caution on preparation, in addition to just the extra miles, at 14 mph you will be seated on your bike, out in the...
08-13-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Terex

If I continue to get back in shape, I may come...

If I continue to get back in shape, I may come down from Taos sometime (realistically next year) and join the ride. I'd drive down with my trailer and camp overnight in the area.
08-13-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,191
Posted By Terex

Yep, it really depends on the group. I've lead...

Yep, it really depends on the group. I've lead groups of 20 strong, considerate, riders averaging 25+ MPH and it's been like a beautiful current in the ocean. My usual choice - about 5 friends...
08-13-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,314
Posted By Terex

"carbon wonder bike" "privileged" - another...

"carbon wonder bike" "privileged" - another totally neutral response.
08-12-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,827
Posted By Terex

You need to be able to ride at least 70 miles in...

You need to be able to ride at least 70 miles in one gulp without serious discomfort. There's something about the 65-70 mi. threshold that triggers a change in energy transfer systems within your...
08-12-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,314
Posted By Terex

I've been yelled at by old guys (younger than me)...

I've been yelled at by old guys (younger than me) when I passed them at three times their speed on the road and gave them 10' of lateral space. Some people just like to yell. Don't get me started...
08-12-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,858
Posted By Terex

People who worry about things like this are...

People who worry about things like this are elderly.
08-12-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,191
Posted By Terex

Meh, I've fired whole groups of people mid-ride,...

Meh, I've fired whole groups of people mid-ride, telling them off, making it extremely clear exactly why they are dangerous idiots. No biggie. Find another group and move on. In my experience, the...
07-17-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,470
Posted By Terex

Maybe for most running without a lot of elevation...

Maybe for most running without a lot of elevation gain, but not for cycling. Just google "bicycle hill climb intervals" without the parens. Think in terms of high watts, not high speed. And if I...
07-10-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Terex

Looks like you don't even need to go custom. ...

Looks like you don't even need to go custom.

https://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store.cfm?do=DetailProduct&productid=125377&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9831qaOV3AIVxFt-Ch2kxQQrEAQYBCABEgJfcfD_BwE
07-10-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Terex

I've learned that it's best to drop my seat every...

I've learned that it's best to drop my seat every time I have a planned dismount on my mtn bike. Really makes it easier to get back on and get going. Like unclipping, it becomes habit pretty...
07-09-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Terex

My wife has similar mobility issues (new knee,...

My wife has similar mobility issues (new knee, achy hip), and we bought her a really nice mtn. bike for riding forest roads. Fat tires (3"), pretty light weight (for a mtn. bike), step through frame...
07-05-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,226
Posted By Terex

Half clips sound like a good starting point in...

Half clips sound like a good starting point in your situation. Easier to get in/out if you have mobility issues. If you like them, you can always get full clips. Full clips aren't efficient unless...
07-05-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,856
Posted By Terex

Good, hope it was just a glitch. I've done a...

Good, hope it was just a glitch. I've done a short ride in NJ in that kind of weather and had to call my wife pick me up and I've also done 100 mi. ride with a heat index of 107 and was fine,...
07-04-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,856
Posted By Terex

If its happened before it could be...

If its happened before it could be exercise/dehydration induced arrhythmia. Any arrhythmia is potentially deadly. You should bring this up with your physician. Have you had a stress test recently?...
06-28-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Terex

Not crazy at all, but not everyone has lovely,...

Not crazy at all, but not everyone has lovely, smooth, flat wooded trails to ride on. Your are lucky! Just park your bike in a different area of the garage - road bikes are arrogant and probably...
06-28-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,393
Posted By Terex

Like Caloso said, mobility issues are one area. ...

Like Caloso said, mobility issues are one area. Being able to turn your head quickly/fully is an issue with normal aging. Maybe the biggest limitation, fitness aside, is the ability to focus...
06-28-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Terex

I was looking forward to turning 60 for the same...

I was looking forward to turning 60 for the same reason. I was going to start TT'ing too, but life changed and my cycling dropped off. It may be better where you are, but when I was still fast and...
06-28-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By Terex

Sorry you're having problems. I agree with the...

Sorry you're having problems. I agree with the advice of others re saddles. If you're near Princeton, go see Jason at Halter Cycles in Montgomery, north of Princeton. Intersection of 206 and 518.
06-28-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Terex

Depends on the clamping mechanism. You don't...

Depends on the clamping mechanism. You don't want any metal in contact with the carbon and you don't want to exceed compression tolerance. I wouldn't clamp anything to one of my CF bikes.
06-28-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Terex

Keep up the good work! My wife and I bought our...

Keep up the good work! My wife and I bought our first real road bikes when she was going to Ohio Northern in Ada in the early '70's. The worst thing about riding out there was the wind.
06-23-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By Terex

Lots of good advice re seeing medical...

Lots of good advice re seeing medical professionals. I just posted this reference on another thread. I personally think its a great resource for building core strength that contributes to overall...
06-23-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By Terex

The exercises detailed in the following book are...

The exercises detailed in the following book are pretty wonderful for back issues. It addresses core strength and how to develop your core to prevent back problems. Helps relieve them too if...
06-23-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,720
Posted By Terex

Yep - you totally fit the profile. But what a...

Yep - you totally fit the profile. But what a great life! Just don't move to high altitude (I'm at 7600'). That's another real stressor for heart issues. With any luck, you'll drop dead on your...
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