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Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,343
Posted By Shadow722

I may have to have surgery for the L5 S1 myself. ...

I may have to have surgery for the L5 S1 myself. Maybe just the disc. Hoping I won't have any riding issues.
10-28-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,499
Posted By Shadow722

I'm planning onthe Tour de Cure here in OKC and...

I'm planning onthe Tour de Cure here in OKC and the MS150 next year. My wife is type 1 diabetic and I have friends and relatives with MS.
Forum: Jokes & Humor
10-02-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By Shadow722

I was on a Navy ship and we stopped outside of Le...

I was on a Navy ship and we stopped outside of Le Madelena to drop some stuff off for the USS Simon Lake and the yachts kept coming by our ship full of topless women waving at us. I am surprised no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,343
Posted By Shadow722

Most LBS will let you do a test ride you should...

Most LBS will let you do a test ride you should do that before you buy it to make sure it will be comfortable enough. Sun and Ski brought it out to a group ride and let me ride 45 miles on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,343
Posted By Shadow722

This one sounds like everything you listed. For...

This one sounds like everything you listed. For $1,699
Fuji Gran Fondo 2.5 Endurance Road Bike '14 @ Sun and Ski Sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,343
Posted By Shadow722

I came off a Diamondback Hybrid myself. I bought...

I came off a Diamondback Hybrid myself. I bought an Orbea Aqua TSR. It isn't the carbon you're looking for but Orbea Orca is and I hear great things from them. Sun And Ski sells them at pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,266
Posted By Shadow722

16.7 mph average on most 45 mile rides and I've...

16.7 mph average on most 45 mile rides and I've got 18.3 mph on a relatively flat 20 mile riding solo. I rode 74 miles a couple weeks ago 2nd day of MS150 with a lot of time waiting for my group to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,164
Posted By Shadow722

Bar and Chain Oil? Are you talking about chainsaw...

Bar and Chain Oil? Are you talking about chainsaw stuff. That is a good thick oil I guess it wouldn't sling off as much.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,446
Posted By Shadow722

I enjoy the time on the bike, even when the hills...

I enjoy the time on the bike, even when the hills or wind is kicking my rear. I have always been a very competitive person even with myself. I'm always out to go farther and decrease my time. If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,471
Posted By Shadow722

I grew up on two wheels. From my first bicycle to...

I grew up on two wheels. From my first bicycle to m y first mini bike to motorcycle. I know that 2 wheels is inherently more dangersous than 4. Not that the 2 wheels are by their own cause more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,471
Posted By Shadow722

My problem is designated bike trails full of...

My problem is designated bike trails full of walkers and runners.
09-30-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,499
Posted By Shadow722

Have you already ridden the ride? I couldn't find...

Have you already ridden the ride? I couldn't find a date before 2015
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,301
Posted By Shadow722

I don't like the people who will show 55 mph...

I don't like the people who will show 55 mph speeds on flats. I don't think it is possible. I have set some personal records on Strava and found that their are people who are showing 55 mph in flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,176
Posted By Shadow722

Kohl's and Target will have sales on their store...

Kohl's and Target will have sales on their store brand real cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,176
Posted By Shadow722

If I'm touring where I am going to stop several...

If I'm touring where I am going to stop several places in a day I will put some casual shorts over my bib shorts and wear a wicking t-shirt rather than a jersey. I rode most of the day in Whidbey...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadow722

I switched from shorts to bib shorts. I like the...

I switched from shorts to bib shorts. I like the bib better no chaffing. I am a pound or 2 shy of being a clyde and I found that shorts that fit the waist don't fit the legs. A large pair of bibs fit...
07-01-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,634
Posted By Shadow722

My mountain bike was Titanium and lighter than...

My mountain bike was Titanium and lighter than the hybrid it was hard tail and didn't have a suspension for either. I actually rode faster than most newbie and non-dedicated roadies. I think I was...
07-01-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,634
Posted By Shadow722

I rode a mountain bike for 10 years with the...

I rode a mountain bike for 10 years with the narrowest road tires I could put on it. I had a bike computer on it. I replaced it with a hybrid and used a bike computer on it. I changed over to a road...
07-01-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,009
Posted By Shadow722

Had one jump through the spokes once when I was...

Had one jump through the spokes once when I was 14. Didn't turn out pretty for either of us. I survived but the squirrel didn't.
06-30-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By Shadow722

I bring my bike along on trips frequently,...

I bring my bike along on trips frequently, usually March - October. I haven't been much of a winter rider, although I do plan to get some cold weather gear soon and change that. I suffer every spring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,047
Posted By Shadow722

I must have missed out on those meetings. The...

I must have missed out on those meetings. The only one I remembered was the ear ring in the right ear.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,047
Posted By Shadow722

No one ever told me that in the 80's.

No one ever told me that in the 80's.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,947
Posted By Shadow722

I just got off a Diamondback Edgewood LX (hybrid...

I just got off a Diamondback Edgewood LX (hybrid bike) with similar gearing. Front crank is 28/38/48 and rear 14-34. I could climb a mountain like a billy goat with the 28 - 34 combo but slowly. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadow722

I got in a 40 mile ride in OKC area with 1134...

I got in a 40 mile ride in OKC area with 1134 feet of climb riding with bike club. Averaged 15.7 mph. Great riding weater. Yesterday took my 12 year old son for 25.8 miles with 914 feet of climb. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Shadow722

I'll be out in the middle TN area next month....

I'll be out in the middle TN area next month. Plan on riding Hwy 149 from Clarksville to Erin and back with my sister possibly Clarksville to Dover on Hwy 79. She is getting started and supposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Shadow722

I'ver rode many roads like Hwy 70. Hwy 13 going...

I'ver rode many roads like Hwy 70. Hwy 13 going into Waverly from Erin is like that as well. I am more comfortable on 2 lane country roads than 4 lane city roads. Maybe because I grew up and lived in...
06-12-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By Shadow722

I use these shoes: Shimano SH-MT33L - Cycling...

I use these shoes:
Shimano SH-MT33L - Cycling Shoes - black [S6142A00A802] - $50.40 : ivykkistyle.com | Mens Shoes Women Boots, The Best For You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Shadow722

Hwy 70S would be good too heading from Bellevue...

Hwy 70S would be good too heading from Bellevue going west toward Kingston Springs on out to Dickson.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Shadow722

Just west of Nashville is the Natchez Trace no...

Just west of Nashville is the Natchez Trace no commercial traffic and great riding. You can ride all the way to Mississippi on it if you'd like.
06-12-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By Shadow722

Did you not have problems with lows while doing...

Did you not have problems with lows while doing this. My wife is typoe 1 and she has a pump and she has to turn it off for any physical activity because of her sensitivity to the insulin. Her body...
06-12-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,825
Posted By Shadow722

If your body isn't getting enough calories it...

If your body isn't getting enough calories it will store fat for later. If your getting too much same thing. Dropping significantly lower than your BMR plus activity by more than a couple hundred...
06-12-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By Shadow722

Try Dawn blue dish soap. I got some chilli stains...

Try Dawn blue dish soap. I got some chilli stains out with that. I pretreated it with the Dawn and threw it in the wash like normal no traces of the stain.
06-12-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,528
Posted By Shadow722

I went from a Walmart Huffy Thunder Ridge MTB; it...

I went from a Walmart Huffy Thunder Ridge MTB; it had the bar ends on it too, that I rode from 1998 to 2008 to a Diamondback Edegwood that I have rode 6 years now, I missed the bar ends for a little...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Shadow722

Many LBS bike groups have a no drop group where...

Many LBS bike groups have a no drop group where they regroup once people start dropping off. I rode with the fast group until I got too beat then waited and dropped in with the slow group. I am in...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Shadow722

Current Bike I'm riding until I get the new one. ...

Current Bike I'm riding until I get the new one.

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Forum: Introductions
06-10-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Shadow722

I had a Thunder Ridge I rode for 12 years. I rode...

I had a Thunder Ridge I rode for 12 years. I rode it until I couldn't fix it. I wore out the crank and rear hub. It was great for a cheap Walmart bike. It was lighter than my hybrid bike (Diamondback...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Shadow722

Congrats on beating cancer and dropping weight....

Congrats on beating cancer and dropping weight. Doing some sprint intervals will help you with some speed. Just push all you got until you need to slow down, catch your breath and do it again....
06-10-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,366
Posted By Shadow722

Bike MS Chandler, OK

Anyone coming to participate in the MS150 in Chandler, OK? I am going and will be riding with "Rollin With the Homies" group.

http://bikeoke.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=24000&pg=entry
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,571
Posted By Shadow722

Lol! Don't ride naked and it shouldn't get...

Lol! Don't ride naked and it shouldn't get caught.
06-10-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,373
Posted By Shadow722

I have seen a lot of these fat bikes in the shops...

I have seen a lot of these fat bikes in the shops in OKC. I am interested but don't think I'd buy one. I rode a mountain bike for nearly 14 years and wonder how they compare. Last MTB I found myself...
06-10-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,279
Posted By Shadow722

I wear prescription aviator sun glasses when it...

I wear prescription aviator sun glasses when it is bright. Cloudy days or evening riding I just wear my glasses. I am going to get me some transition lense glasses because I am tired of having to...
06-09-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By Shadow722

I found such little information about the Orbea...

I found such little information about the Orbea but it felt better. I know the Giant Defy 5 got was awarded the best entry level bike but it didn't feel as good to me. The Masi Partenza felt better...
06-09-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By Shadow722

Anyone riding Orbea Aqua TSR

I am purchasing the Orbea Aqua TSR I put a deposit on it for the shop to hold it for me. I rode 4 different road bikes and it had the best fit for me. I think it is geometry related. The others were...
Forum: Introductions
06-09-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Shadow722

How far is your commute to work. I used to ride...

How far is your commute to work. I used to ride my mountain bike then bought a hybrid bike to commute to work a few days a week. It was 8.5 miles one way. Your distance is a big factor in what you...
Forum: Introductions
06-09-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Shadow722

Greetings from OKC

I have read the forum for a while for researching bikes. I thought I had a login and been on here before but couldn't find it, maybe under an old email address from several years ago.

Anyhow I...
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