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05-09-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By RideMyWheel

Think of it this way, the bird you see perched...

Think of it this way, the bird you see perched precariously on a limb isn't placing his faith in the limb, his faith is in his own ability to fly.

Learn to change a tube, it's really very easy. ...
11-29-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,660
Posted By RideMyWheel

I've been riding 31 months. When I started, I...

I've been riding 31 months. When I started, I thought 20 miles was as far as I'd EVER want to go, and I never dreamed that I would be able to exceed 13 mph average for more than a hour.

Well,...
11-28-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,731
Posted By RideMyWheel

In July I bought last year's CAAD12, SRAM Red 22....

In July I bought last year's CAAD12, SRAM Red 22. It's light grey with orange highlights. I love everything about this bike. I would've been satisfied with 105, and didn't plan to get more than...
05-24-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,506
Posted By RideMyWheel

I wasn't overweight when I started riding one...

I wasn't overweight when I started riding one year ago. Since then I've lost eleven pounds, and I upgraded from a 35-lb. bike to a 24-lb. bike.

That‘s 22 pounds total I've "shaved" but I don't...
05-24-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By RideMyWheel

Strava Fly-by changed?

They changed something before this weekend. Now you have to know the workout number, but even when you cut/paste it, the feature still doesn't seem to be working. Anybody know anything about that?...
05-12-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By RideMyWheel

I'm discovering the same thing. I wasn't getting...

I'm discovering the same thing. I wasn't getting blisters before I bought the gloves, so I'm guessing their only real use is for snot. The webbing does a good job of retaining boogers. I guess if...
05-12-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,822
Posted By RideMyWheel

My rack is about eight feet up the wall in my...

My rack is about eight feet up the wall in my garage, so I have a chainring smiley face on the belly of a white Under Armour shirt I sometimes wear. Yeah, I know how to get the stain out, I've...
05-09-15, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By RideMyWheel

Don't pay it. If they come after you, what are...

Don't pay it. If they come after you, what are they gonna do? Take away your shoes? I don't carry ID when I'm riding, just the Road ID bracelet. No SS#, no DL#, makes it very difficult unless...
05-07-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By RideMyWheel

I'm in an unusual situation, same job since 1986....

I'm in an unusual situation, same job since 1986. Did a complete re-write and conversion to Windows in '07, but I still have one legacy system out there with code another guy (who's dead now) and I...
05-07-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By RideMyWheel

I can't say anything that hasn't already been...

I can't say anything that hasn't already been said--that last post by doctor j is right on the money--but I can offer a +1 in support.

I'm a year ahead of you. Your life can change dramatically...
05-07-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,640
Posted By RideMyWheel

Looking good!

Looking good!
05-05-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By RideMyWheel

I've been that guy, too. UGH!

I've been that guy, too. UGH!
05-05-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,640
Posted By RideMyWheel

Can someone link a picture? I just joined this...

Can someone link a picture? I just joined this exclusive club last year and I certainly wouldn't mind advertising it.
05-05-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,255
Posted By RideMyWheel

Maybe it's because I love to put a bike on a...

Maybe it's because I love to put a bike on a stand and do the fine tuning myself, but I love triggers and indexed shifting. The entry-level bike I ride today is better than anything I ever owned in...
05-04-15, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By RideMyWheel

Best advice I got was that all of the frame...

Best advice I got was that all of the frame manufacturers are pretty much the same. Focus more on gearing, tires, and fit--which all add up to comfort. Pick the LBS that will take the time now to...
05-04-15, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By RideMyWheel

I've only had mine ten months or so, but I love...

I've only had mine ten months or so, but I love it. I'll never ride anything else.

Sheldon said to soak it in neatsfoot oil, but that seemed severe to me. I did use some sparingly during the...
05-04-15, 02:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By RideMyWheel

For some of us, even though we don't realize it,...

For some of us, even though we don't realize it, the over-analyzing is subconsciously part of the fun. Once you've made the decision and purchase, there's nothing else to do but use it. I'm...
05-04-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By RideMyWheel

One year anniversary back in the saddle

My logs are showing 1300 miles, but the first month wasn't very accurate.

I rode 201 miles in April. That's not bad considering my first ride a year ago was only 2 miles, and I had to walk the...
04-30-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By RideMyWheel

With an outlook like that, the wind will always...

With an outlook like that, the wind will always be at your back.
04-28-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,350
Posted By RideMyWheel

200 yards from home last weekend, after one of...

200 yards from home last weekend, after one of the best rides of my life, some redneck kid in a 4x4 pickup shouted out of the passenger window, "NICE ASS!" On the same ride I got the diesel black...
04-28-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By RideMyWheel

That's awe-inspiring. April is my best month...

That's awe-inspiring. April is my best month ever, also. But I'm only going to get half of what you've done by Thursday. Congrats!
04-24-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,832
Posted By RideMyWheel

Must be a different Ruth than the one I knew. ...

Must be a different Ruth than the one I knew. Hint: Ruth was a Jack, not a Jenny, and his owner wore loud Spurs. The real question is, why was his name Ruth?
04-24-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,832
Posted By RideMyWheel

Road bike: Trigger Bastardized mountain...

Road bike: Trigger

Bastardized mountain bike: Ruth

I think whatever my #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) road bike happens to be will be named Trigger...
04-24-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By RideMyWheel

Inspirational!

Inspirational!
04-24-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,123
Posted By RideMyWheel

I rode a lot of miles on a road bike from...

I rode a lot of miles on a road bike from 1974-79, but then I got a got a truck and thought I never wanted to pedal again.

Bought another bike at Wal Mart in 1986, rode it a bunch for two years...
04-24-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By RideMyWheel

I've made some very similar posts to yours in the...

I've made some very similar posts to yours in the past year. I'm grateful to have discovered this fountain of youth before it was too late. I smoked 22 years, and with the exception of golf, didn't...
04-24-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By RideMyWheel

I'm right there with you. Only started this a...

I'm right there with you. Only started this a year ago. I've come SO far yet still could go so much farther. Just keep pedaling.

Thinking about the cyclist I was in 1975, and then when I took it...
04-24-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By RideMyWheel

You know you're over fifty when... You use...

You know you're over fifty when...

You use expressions like "ass over teakettle."

Glad you're okay. Git back on the steed and ride agin, podnuh!
04-16-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By RideMyWheel

Maybe it's because they aren't living long enough...

Maybe it's because they aren't living long enough to get it? Something else kills them first?



It wasn't.



Why I Hope to Die at 75 - The Atlantic...
04-07-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,951
Posted By RideMyWheel

When I started riding last year, the music was a...

When I started riding last year, the music was a high priority. I felt like I needed it to keep from getting bored.

Lately I've quit listening to music. Maybe I'm getting more into this...
04-04-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,998
Posted By RideMyWheel

You're right, they were 6 or 6.5, I can't...

You're right, they were 6 or 6.5, I can't remember. I do remember having to grab the bottle by the neck and pull it out of the machine. Less than a quarter each, too. And I remember drinking one...
03-31-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,998
Posted By RideMyWheel

Good 4 U! I kicked the habit three months ago. ...

Good 4 U! I kicked the habit three months ago. I had a weakness for those "baby" Cokes in 8 oz. glass bottles. I loved "MexiCokes" made with real cane sugar when I could find them.

I've never...
03-31-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,667
Posted By RideMyWheel

My first anniversary is still a month or so away,...

My first anniversary is still a month or so away, but I've found that by chewing gum I don't get as thirsty and don't even think about water until that 15th mile.

It's a different story when...
12-23-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By RideMyWheel

424427

424427
12-23-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,712
Posted By RideMyWheel

I feel younger at 50 than I did at 40 or 30. ...

I feel younger at 50 than I did at 40 or 30. Cigarettes, bad food, a little too much booze, a lot of late nights at work, and no exercise will do that to you.

So I started trying to clean up my...
12-19-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By RideMyWheel

Before you spend too much time dwelling on not...

Before you spend too much time dwelling on not making 5500, take a hard look at the 5000 you DID cover. Those 35 you did into a headwind could have set you back three weeks. So maybe you're not...
12-19-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,272
Posted By RideMyWheel

Not being able to ride much recently has made me...

Not being able to ride much recently has made me ponder this question a little more.

The aerobic high I get after just an hour in the saddle usually lasts six hours after the ride. It's more...
12-09-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By RideMyWheel

I'm sorry for your loss, but there are positives...

I'm sorry for your loss, but there are positives to take from it, as well as counting the blessing of having just one friend like that in your life. I've learned that we're extremely lucky if we can...
12-08-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,709
Posted By RideMyWheel

No drugs, age 50. In April, it was ZERO miles...

No drugs, age 50. In April, it was ZERO miles and a resting rate between 72-76.

Six months later: 45 miles per week, 58 BPM.

I didn't know I could feel this good. Can't wait until spring.
12-08-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,367
Posted By RideMyWheel

Please accept my apology.

Please accept my apology.
12-05-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,275
Posted By RideMyWheel

I don't like doctors and I won't preach about...

I don't like doctors and I won't preach about seeing one, but there are other factors that could be causing your complaint, and most (if not all) would show up in a blood panel. I had one done in...
12-05-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,367
Posted By RideMyWheel

I have to confess I chuckled when I read "Bill &...

I have to confess I chuckled when I read "Bill & Monica." I'm sure they did, too, 16 or so years ago.
12-04-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By RideMyWheel

Yeah, keep your friends close, and your enemies...

Yeah, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

I just saw a GCN video this morning about neck stretches, and the best one they showed was the chin tuck. At least, that's the one that...
11-24-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By RideMyWheel

You're my hero, Marc. I just joined this 50+...

You're my hero, Marc. I just joined this 50+ club about 4 months ago, aspiring to someday be where you are today. I think I'm gonna make it, too.

In March I was convinced that I had some serious...
11-15-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,143
Posted By RideMyWheel

It's funny you mentioned the old Lesney Matchbox...

It's funny you mentioned the old Lesney Matchbox cars. In the summer of 2000 I discovered eBay and recreated my collection. It took about two months, and I was so happy to have my old friends back....
11-11-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By RideMyWheel

After two long rides over the weekend, I squeezed...

After two long rides over the weekend, I squeezed in a trip to City Hall to pay my water bill after work yesterday. It's stupid, I know, but it's one of those monthly excuses I've built into my life...
11-10-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By RideMyWheel

Why would we want to prevent or cure a disease...

Why would we want to prevent or cure a disease when there is so much money to be made in treating it?

I have Dr. Esselstyn's book, which looked promising, but unpleasant. I love bad food too...
11-07-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,926
Posted By RideMyWheel

My next bike will be white even if I have to...

My next bike will be white even if I have to dismantle and paint the damn thing myself. I have no idea why it must be this way, but it must.
11-05-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,368
Posted By RideMyWheel

Well, I hadn't thought of it that way... I was...

Well, I hadn't thought of it that way... I was thinking about the old joke about the bulls. I'd rather have to fight a buck than experience the alternative! :eek:

I rode the same route...
11-04-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,368
Posted By RideMyWheel

I have a new addition to the creepy list. Deer...

I have a new addition to the creepy list. Deer in rut.

Several times yesterday, an hour before dusk, there they were at the edge of the road. Some ran away when they heard me coming, some just...
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