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08-26-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Badger6

HED specifies the max psi of 20 on their Big Deal...

HED specifies the max psi of 20 on their Big Deal rims.
05-05-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,500
Posted By Monkey Face

I'd be afraid to use a HRM in case I see it go to...

I'd be afraid to use a HRM in case I see it go to zero. :D
05-03-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,500
Posted By Biker395

Heart Rate and Training Zones for Old Farts

Do any of you have a HR monitor? What is your HR and how does it vary on a typical ride?

I recently received an Apple Watch from my kids ... the primary reason was for the "I've fallen and I...
03-20-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By rosefarts

Just asking about an ultrasonic cleaner tells me...

Just asking about an ultrasonic cleaner tells me you already keep your stuff pretty clean.

Donít go ruining a perfectly good expensive derailleur.
03-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Iride01

Get one of each.

Get one of each.
08-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Koyote

38-44 is a helluva low gear. If I can't ride up a...

38-44 is a helluva low gear. If I can't ride up a hill on that, I'll just get off and push.
08-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By tigat

2021 Ride Across Wisconsin

I was one of the riders in the first Ride Across Wisconsin in 2015, and rode it for the following three years. At the time, I was riding 10,000 miles per year, and by the time the RAW came about in...
07-27-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,148
Posted By Wildwood

Every day above ground for oldsters should be a...

Every day above ground for oldsters should be a blessing - forget the stages - the alternative is not better.
06-24-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Lazyass

The tattoo fad is out of control. I got an...

The tattoo fad is out of control. I got an Airborne tat in 1986 after I went in the military. Back then they were cool, not many people had them. In the 90's they went mainstream with the...
06-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,735
Posted By Trsnrtr

I use a syringe on road bikes. Works fine. I...

I use a syringe on road bikes. Works fine. I rotate the valve to about 7 or 8 and slowly put the fluid in. Reinsert valve. Be sure to wash the syringe. I’ve probably done 10 tires that way.
06-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,827
Posted By BobbyG

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the...

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the thrills of motion and movement. Remember how good it feels to be riding? You'll get there quicker on an e-bike.

Your past post show you like the...
06-14-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,278
Posted By indyfabz

Another false premise thread. Many nights on...

Another false premise thread.

Many nights on tour I donít get a shower. Those are often the nicest campsites. I feel better when I am in the environment.

...
05-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,381
Posted By genejockey

1. How far was it from the saddle nose to where...

1. How far was it from the saddle nose to where your hands were with the flat bar?
2. How far is it from the saddle nose to where your hands are on the hoods now?
3. Riding on the hoods (ideally on...
05-11-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,382
Posted By cb400bill

I'm 61. Almost all the people in my riding group...

I'm 61. Almost all the people in my riding group are over 55. Some are well over. One is 81.

Ride your bike. You'll be fine.
05-10-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,382
Posted By OldTryGuy

Please Read >>>>...

Please Read >>>> https://www.georgesheehan.com/bio

MY PCa (Prostate Cancer) while not metastasized at this time (???) was diagnosed as Gleason10, the highest grading PERIOD. Only 5 of every 100...
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,382
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
04-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,253
Posted By downhillmaster

This ^^^

This ^^^
04-15-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,713
Posted By nomadmax

A proper gravel bike has been around for quite a...

A proper gravel bike has been around for quite a while, it's called a Schwinn Varsity.

Uphill both ways baby.
04-13-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,085
Posted By prj71

Learn how to walk? WTF???

Learn how to walk?

WTF???
04-10-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How about some encouragement? My performance...

How about some encouragement? My performance didn't really start dropping off until I was 63. At your age, I was doing 400k rides in the mountains, and I'm not any kind of a talented athlete. In the...
04-09-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got one for my single bike at 73, had it for 2...

I got one for my single bike at 73, had it for 2 years now, and really like it. Wish I'd gotten it sooner. I've been using HR for 25 years. I thought that was fine and still do. The PM however...
04-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By bruce19

I'm not interested in paying a lot of money just...

I'm not interested in paying a lot of money just to find out I have no power. I'm 75. I already know that.
04-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By Wildwood

Personally, I would just buy another vintage bike...

Personally, I would just buy another vintage bike for the price of power meters.
They inevitably lead to 'bragging' about watts and comparison to others - wasted breath for me.
Enjoy your ride....
03-29-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,146
Posted By Koyote

I've probably had even more positive interactions...

I've probably had even more positive interactions (like yours) than negative. Just the other day, while riding one of my regular routes, I passed some road construction about ten miles from my home....
03-29-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,118
Posted By downhillmaster

Itís a scientific fact that regular cycling...

Itís a scientific fact that regular cycling causes you to gain a slight amount of weight because you are sitting down most of time.
03-28-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,146
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I recommend thicker skin.

I recommend thicker skin.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,052
Posted By WhyFi

Thank you for your service. ;)

Thank you for your service. ;)
03-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,874
Posted By Iride01

Most accidents happen within a mile of your home,...

Most accidents happen within a mile of your home, so why are you at home?
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,518
Posted By rydabent

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two...

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two different activities, and should never be mixed. To be safe while cycling you need common sense, sight, and SOUND to remain safe.
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,518
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
03-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,518
Posted By Koyote

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in...

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in LycraÖ Iím not going to add insult to injury by inflicting my musical preferences on them.
02-27-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,928
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Taking a couple of the grand nieces for a ride in...

Taking a couple of the grand nieces for a ride in the park.

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12-28-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,284
Posted By alo

Probably the slowest here. I clocked over 50 kph...

Probably the slowest here. I clocked over 50 kph on a slight downhill. Of course the speed I could do depends on the size of the hill. If I found a large hill without a lot of bends on the way down,...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,286
Posted By JLDickmon

ain't that sumthin'

ain't that sumthin'
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,272
Posted By Sorg67

Enjoyment Endorphins Clear my head Energy...

Enjoyment
Endorphins
Clear my head
Energy for the day after a morning ride
Positive attitude
Good mood
Better sleep
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom management
Better motivation
08-24-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By downtube42

There are just two questions: 1) Is it fun? ...

There are just two questions:

1) Is it fun?
2) Are you ready to stop having fun?

You might ask, what about capability? When you're not capable, it will cease being fun. There will be people,...
10-26-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,882
Posted By FBOATSB

Tons of quotable posts in this thread. I don't...

Tons of quotable posts in this thread. I don't "worry" about heart issues having had multiple cardiac workups and regular blood work over the years. I'm pushing 64 for cryin' outside, half dead. I...
10-25-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,882
Posted By zjrog

I think about it. But not as much as a year ago. ...

I think about it. But not as much as a year ago.

Two years ago I decided to do something about my weight, and that was weight loss surgery. Part of the workup to that included a sleep study and...
10-25-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,882
Posted By rydabent

Im 81, ride about 25 miles every other day. My...

Im 81, ride about 25 miles every other day. My blood pressure runs right at 122 over 67. My resting heart rate is about 60. Why should I worry? Worry is useless and only give you ulcers.
02-02-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,432
Posted By LarDasse74

Sorry if you took it personally... I was trying...

Sorry if you took it personally... I was trying to make a comment on the quality of most ready-made wheels (machine built, not factory wheels like Zipp, Shimano, etc; not hand built by a competent...
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