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07-15-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By downtube42

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
06-04-20, 06:53 AM
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Posted By DougG

I don't know if this violates some sort of forum...

I don't know if this violates some sort of forum guidelines, but for those of you on Facebook there is a really nice group called "Cycling Past 70", made up of mature riders around the world, posting...
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will...

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will certainly take the seat and hide the bike well in the woods. But I’ll make sure I have it clearly marked on my treasure map or GPS as I do want to be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,115
Posted By Kabuki12

Ya know , I ride the same (pretty much) routes...

Ya know , I ride the same (pretty much) routes every week and see many of the same cyclists and most of the time get a friendly wave or sometimes a "hello" from people going the opposite direction....
05-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By big john

Kona is a well known brand, at least around here....

Kona is a well known brand, at least around here. I don't know anything about step-through bikes but I would go with the best dealer/store.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When I transitioned into office work, I got a...

When I transitioned into office work, I got a little pudgy. I tried a few different suggestions about how to lose weight and nothing worked. Finally I decided to count calories. This was a while...
04-29-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Tony P.

Where's My Payment suggestion

Like many I wasn't able to get information on my stimulus payment. Yesterday someone suggested using all caps in the address section and it worked. Don't press shift for the numbers, of course....
04-26-20, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Turned 75 two weeks ago. No riding age this...

Turned 75 two weeks ago. No riding age this year...yet.

Did 44 today and three over 50 this month. Rode with youngster three months younger today,

Not a marathon biker. Happy to do 40s and...
04-18-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By bonsai171

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up...

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up doing some upgrades to it:
1). Tubeless
2). Carbon handlebars (maybe try the double wrapped bars first)
3). Carbon seatpost
4). Lighter wheelset
...
04-12-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Power meter.

​​​​​​Power meter.
03-13-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By danmyersmn

More ...

More

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02-21-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,725
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is actually really simple. As we age, we...

This is actually really simple. As we age, we detrain faster. You're seeing the normal numbers of an untrained person your age with your HR range. So what to do? Well, train. At first, it's only...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,171
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a gravel junkie, and funny to say after my...

I'm a gravel junkie, and funny to say after my first gravel race was hit by a storm front with gale force winds and heavy rain; getting lost and adding 9 miles to a 100-mile ride; and riding my...
02-16-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Back on gravel soon!

Been out since November and going insane! Hopefully I will be tearing up the local gravel roads in a few weeks. Gravel is my favorite discipline and I can’t wait to be logging some serious miles....
01-26-20, 10:50 PM
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Posted By jbbr

holding on

Lets be honest, we all have the difficult task of trying to maximize performance and training to keep us active in our passion. Throw in everyones compromised joints, increased risk of injury and...
01-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By jppe

RideForEarl

There was a “semi-organized” ride today in honor of Earl Gillon who was hit and killed while riding two weeks ago. The organizer was one of the folks that worked in the local Trek bike shop where...
01-11-20, 06:20 PM
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Posted By FloridaDave

My son the competitive triathlete is always...

My son the competitive triathlete is always harassing me to do HIIT and weights, and really focus on training. The easy excuse is that I'm too old and want to save whatever energy I have for actual...
01-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By fastcarbon

According to many of the running authors if you...

According to many of the running authors if you are doing 10K races you should do one 16 - 20 mi run per week. I won't do that but expect my current 150 mi weeks on the bike can substitute. I'll try...
01-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By rydabent

A little good news.

There is a little good news. As of today we are gaining more sun light both morning and night. Actually we have already gained 16 minutes of more sunlight in the evening. Better yet 2 of the worst...
01-07-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to wonder why there weren't more geezers...

I used to wonder why there weren't more geezers on the trail and on the bike. Watching folks I know leave those sports gave me the answer: People break. Stuff happens. People get sick. It's attrition...
01-05-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,597
Posted By bruce19

If you think you can measure calorie burn from...

If you think you can measure calorie burn from exercise accurately, learn to live with disappointment. All the various formulas will give you is a ballpark figure. There are too many variables to...
01-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,898
Posted By John E

Yeah -- both my wife and I turn 70 this summer....

Yeah -- both my wife and I turn 70 this summer. She takes ballet lessons 3 or 4 times per week, and I have my walking, cycling, and workouts at the local YMCA. Life is good. I still work full time by...
12-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By jppe

Article on Strength Training

A decent article in Road Bike Rider on strength training for us wise and mature cyclists.

https://www.roadbikerider.com/ask-the-coach-strength-training-for-older-roadies/
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By clemsongirl

I love her strength and her perseverance...

I love her strength and her perseverance especially with being so young. climate change is a serious matter and she presents it as such....and in the face of detractors without blinking!

and i...
12-26-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By sour01

3000 miles in 2019

Just surpassed 3000 miles for the year while out riding to burn off Christmas revelry!! That was my goal for the year. Gotta come up with a new goal for the new year.
12-06-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By noglider

I use an iphone and the ridewithgps app....

I use an iphone and the ridewithgps app. Sometimes my phone is in my pocket, and sometimes it's mounted on my handlebars. If I'm riding for a good amount of time, I connect an external battery to...
11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
11-25-19, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

After reading the above postings decided to...

After reading the above postings decided to contribute. I'm 74 and ride with two friends who are 72 and 74 -- both of whom are stronger than me.

I started riding at age 63 after moving to Miami....
11-22-19, 12:48 PM
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Posted By DougG

Something I put together the other day after...

Something I put together the other day after going through some photos on my PC. I guess you could call it "65+ Years of Pedaling":
...
11-10-19, 08:55 PM
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Posted By jbbr

Just wanted to chime in on some of the earlier...

Just wanted to chime in on some of the earlier posts. I retired at 66 and finally, could use my time for what I had wanted during all the years of working 50-60 hrs @ week. First, my bad knee...
11-07-19, 04:51 PM
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Posted By BengalCat

In terms of working out and good physical health...

In terms of working out and good physical health through exercise is wrapped up in three areas, aerobic/cardio, flexibility, and muscle tone and balance. The one thing that you can do daily is...
10-31-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I periodize my weight work, using 4 different...

I periodize my weight work, using 4 different workouts over the year. If there's some time in the year when one wants to peak, there's value in periodization. See:...
10-19-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By momsonherbike

32 miles on our local gravel and paved roads. It...

32 miles on our local gravel and paved roads. It was cold earlier this morning at sunrise, right at freezing, and not much better when I set off at 10:30am after coming back from an early (7:30am and...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By hilltowner

In my case, in 2008, as an homage to Thoreau, I...

In my case, in 2008, as an homage to Thoreau, I started from Walden Pond and rode to the US border with Canada on US 3, the same border station you picture. From there I rode to Coburn Gore and...
08-01-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,740
Posted By TimothyH

Try gravel. Hardly any cars on gravel. ...

Try gravel.

Hardly any cars on gravel.

-Tim-
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,608
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Genuine news media? As in the people that if they...

Genuine news media? As in the people that if they find they reported something that was incorrect, they then publish a correction? Yes, I trust them.

If you do not, that is your call.
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,608
Posted By conspiratemus1

A previous poster who seems to be from the...

A previous poster who seems to be from the Southern U.S. said that he thought your average Joe Redneck would have lock-breaking tools in his pickup truck, and would jump at the opportunity to use...
07-28-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By terrymorse

A 51-miler on the coast to escape the SF Bay Area...

A 51-miler on the coast to escape the SF Bay Area heat wave. Cool enough to need arm warmers the whole day.

A beautiful day exploring the less traveled roads.

Cloverdale...
07-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By oldfatboy

This first part should give everybody here a good...

This first part should give everybody here a good laugh :)
I rode 3.1 miles today between rain falls! :D

However, those 3 miles gave me a total of 700 miles on my bike since I bought it in May....
07-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,435
Posted By frogbiscuit

1000 miles this year

At 58 I finally hit 1k. Probably will hit close to 2k this year if I can stay healthy
Forum: Northeast
07-24-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By Kent2019

Riding in the Bucket.

Anyone who is from southern MA or from RI knows what "The Bucket" is. It's Pawtucket. It isn't a pretty town really. It is one step away from being a Central Falls. Took my bike out for near 3hrs...
07-20-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By OldTryGuy

:thumb: :thumb:

:thumb: :thumb:
07-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By bkaapcke

Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a...

Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a two year break. During that time, there was a slow downhill trend in my health and in particular my breathing was getting worse and worse as time went...
06-24-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By bargeon

Eech! I've done those, but that's a nasty one. ...

Eech! I've done those, but that's a nasty one.
The last time I did, and it will be the last time, it was flooded pond mud that stank to high heaven.
Good ride !
Forum: Northeast
06-09-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,168
Posted By tsmorr

Rode the "30" mile route as planned. Pretty...

Rode the "30" mile route as planned. Pretty pleasant to take it slow, nice scenery, etc.
05-23-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 2,498,536
Posted By gevad

Sounds like the kind of route where you look...

Sounds like the kind of route where you look forward to the gravel sections because of how smooth they are.

Love the sign!
05-14-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,641
Posted By canklecat

Main reason I went to clipless is for the rigid,...

Main reason I went to clipless is for the rigid, stiff soled shoes. I have skinny feet with high arches and have had painful foot cramps with ill-fitting shoes for decades. With old school Detto...
05-10-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By tsmorr

Still plenty of dirt roads in Vermont.

Still plenty of dirt roads in Vermont.
01-04-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By John_V

Here's a link to Bike Florida...

Here's a link to Bike Florida (http://bikeflorida.net/index.htm) which highlights several nice trails to ride that are around the Orlando area. The West Orange Trail is really nice and very scenic...
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