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07-11-18, 06:09 PM
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Posted By volosong

Thank you for relating your experiences. Us mere...

Thank you for relating your experiences. Us mere mortals can never hope to participate in such a ride as you have. It is fascinating getting the inside scoop. Makes us feel we were right there...
Forum: Foo
06-22-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By volosong

I usually like the advice of Clark Howard. He...

I usually like the advice of Clark Howard. He recommends a "fee-only" financial advisor. Someone who you pay for their advice, not somebody that makes money by selling products. Someone with a...
06-06-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,202
Posted By volosong

When I went from rat traps to clipless, it was a...

When I went from rat traps to clipless, it was a seamless transition. Since a young youth, fell a few times with the rat traps, but have yet to do so with clipless. Started out with Look Keo, but...
06-05-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,356
Posted By volosong

Will be 67 later this summer. Still riding,...

Will be 67 later this summer. Still riding, latest is the 52 miler at the Spokane Lilac Century. My lack of mileage is solely due to too many other activities, (kayaking, mountain treking,...
06-05-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,062
Posted By volosong

Been using a hitch-mount Yakima rack for my...

Been using a hitch-mount Yakima rack for my Pinarello carbon bikes since 2012. Supports the bike by the top tube. I do wrap a folded up microfiber cloth around the contact points before attaching the...
04-29-18, 08:02 PM
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Posted By volosong

Assuming you're talking road bikes . . . I also...

Assuming you're talking road bikes . . . I also am 6'3" and have no difficulty finding a frame that fits fine. The bike on which I had a pro fit is a 57.5cm Pinarello. I've matched all my other...
02-25-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,946
Posted By volosong

On my 1995 cross country trip, I averaged about...

On my 1995 cross country trip, I averaged about 75 miles a day. Would have probably done more, except I was going from the east toward the west. Really wasn't interested in sight-seeing, except...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By volosong

Just wanted to give an update with my decision. ...

Just wanted to give an update with my decision. I went with the Yakima toptube adapter that FrozenK mentions. All my other stuff is Yakima, so I'm comfortable with their products. For a fatbike,...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-18, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By volosong

What style of pedals?

I pick up my new fatbike next week. It comes without pedals and I'd like to know what style those of you with fat bikes use. My road fleet has SPD-SL, the MTBs have SPD. One set of Crank Brothers...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,818
Posted By volosong

Took awhile, but I finally succumbed. My Framed...

Took awhile, but I finally succumbed. My Framed Wolftrax should arrive in about a week. The shop is swapping out the brakes for a set of STX hydraulics, then I'll be set to go. Been thinking about...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By volosong

Way to haul fat bike to riding venue?

Greetings. I purchased a fat bike last week, (a Framed Wolftrax carbon), and am trying to figure out how to haul it around to where I want to ride. I currently have Yakima racks, both roof top...
01-13-18, 10:21 PM
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Posted By volosong

Those Bike Friday rigs are pretty cool. Got a...

Those Bike Friday rigs are pretty cool. Got a Pocket Rocket the other year. They sure are deceptively fast.

This is what I ordered earlier this afternoon, (stock web picture, mine is the same...
07-16-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,247
Posted By volosong

Been riding bicycles since adolescent years and...

Been riding bicycles since adolescent years and motorbikes since 1969. My current "motorbikes" are a Vespa GTS 300 Super and a Piaggio MP3 500.
05-02-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By volosong

On one of the weekends that bracket my birthday,...

On one of the weekends that bracket my birthday, I take a ride that is double my age in miles and triple my age in kilometers. However, the past few years, I've had to content myself in riding that...
05-02-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By volosong

Thank you. Great report! I never had the...

Thank you. Great report! I never had the courage to assault the ski lifts and have always chickened out at the village. Well done, both of you.

Yeah, GMR in the heat of the day is no picnic -...
04-29-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 79,503
Posted By volosong

The most recent bike I built up is my gravel...

The most recent bike I built up is my gravel bike, and I wanted to stay with Ultegra but also go with a lower gear than what a 50/34 - 11/32 could give me. As with you, 34/32 is adequate for most...
04-28-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By volosong

Awesome! Looking forward to your report.

Awesome! Looking forward to your report.
04-16-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,193
Posted By volosong

Going to a small, but rapidly growing town about...

Going to a small, but rapidly growing town about five miles NW of Coeur d'Alene. Named Rathdrum. Nothing there. Just out of the way, away from the tourist stuff. I expect to make frequent trips...
04-15-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,193
Posted By volosong

I'm still a wet-behind-the-ears newby at this...

I'm still a wet-behind-the-ears newby at this retirement game. Have only been playing for five weeks now. But in those five weeks, I've been going non-stop. Took a week to get up to Idaho to do a...
04-07-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,524
Posted By volosong

Why ride? Setting aside the health benefits,...

Why ride?

Setting aside the health benefits, communing with nature, and those special moments with the wind at my back on a -1% grade . . .

I do my best thinking on the seat of a bicycle.
04-07-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,361
Posted By volosong

WOW! I just heard about Don yesterday. Haven't...

WOW! I just heard about Don yesterday. Haven't been very active here or riding lately. Mr. Beanz posted a message on my last Strava ride wondering if I had "retired from riding", (I haven't been...
01-10-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By volosong

pedestrian/cycling crashes with motor vehicles, I don't feel so vulnerable anymore

Was browsing the headlines on Drudge Report and he linked to a Miami Herald article about how dangerous it is to be a pedestrian in Florida. That made me curious about how that compares with...
12-15-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By volosong

I don't think I have ever been able to do five...

I don't think I have ever been able to do five pushups consecutively in my whole life. At my current age of 65, I'm pretty sure I haven't done that many pushups in total since I was born. Just have...
12-10-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By volosong

Update: Slept well last night. If my big toe...

Update: Slept well last night. If my big toe throbbing was gout, it is gone now. Just might be 'one of those things'. I'm not going to worry about it anymore. Thanks for the discussion.
12-10-16, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By volosong

Woke up last night just after 1:00 because my big...

Woke up last night just after 1:00 because my big toe was throbbing like clockwork every few minutes. It would hit just as I was relaxed enough to drop off again. Finally got up because I couldn't...
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