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Forum: Touring
01-20-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Elwoodab

Cycle Zydeco

I will be heading to Cycle Zydeco around Lafayette, LA. in April. I got room for a rider and will be leaving S.W. PA. a couple of days ahead of time in April. Anyone else doing this ride ?
01-20-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,333
Posted By Elwoodab

I live in Washington, PA. about 40 miles from the...

I live in Washington, PA. about 40 miles from the trail head (45 min. drive) and am willing to offer 2 vacant bedrooms for 2 to 4 people who are willing to sleep on the floor the night before you...
01-20-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,091
Posted By Elwoodab

It was 7 degrees F when I got up this AM. There's...

It was 7 degrees F when I got up this AM. There's snow on the ground and it's snowing some more. It will be a while before I get the bike out again, it looks so lonely sitting in the garage.
I did...
01-16-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Elwoodab

I have a Polar F6 that I got last year after...

I have a Polar F6 that I got last year after Christmas (with gift cards) and it worked great for time and calories, which is what I really like. Anyway if you get a Polar be sure and register the...
09-15-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Elwoodab

I do remember the hill between Anna and...

I do remember the hill between Anna and Jonesboro, but remember I live in S.W. PA. so I was ready for the hills. I saw several people walking they're bikes up some of the hills, but my mission was to...
09-14-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Elwoodab

Illinois Great Rivers Ride

Well I just got back today from a 7 day bike tour of southern IL. It was my 1st tour and I will say it was alot of fun. I rode more miles than I have ever done, 388 for the week. I had a 70 + day...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Elwoodab

Welcome Dan & Janet, I live in the Washington,...

Welcome Dan & Janet, I live in the Washington, PA. area. Lots of hills for sure. That's a good idea about riding the summit, I've been out that way plenty of times on my motorcycle but I've never...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Elwoodab

Me too ! Today was my 1st bike commute since I...

Me too ! Today was my 1st bike commute since I moved into town over a week ago. However, mine is a lot easier, I only had 1. 7 miles and it took me 9 minutes, I love it. I will try to bike 2 days a...
07-24-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Elwoodab

Thanks Dnvrfox, I know your right, I just figured...

Thanks Dnvrfox, I know your right, I just figured the 66 miler was the metric. Duhhh, now I feel better.
Thank the others for your kind words, your right about riding the bike, it does help to...
07-24-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Elwoodab

Longest ride ever

Hi All, been too busy to get on and read or post much lately. Got a lot going on, I'm getting a divorce and have bought a new house closer to work that I get to move into the week of Aug. 4th and I'm...
06-13-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Elwoodab

Why would you pick a bike for your wife ? I can't...

Why would you pick a bike for your wife ? I can't imagine it's very romantic. Do you sleep in the garage with the bike, or do you take the bike to bed with you ? It's hard enough picking a woman for...
Forum: Introductions
06-12-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Elwoodab

Hi Chef and welcome. I went from a mtn. bike, to...

Hi Chef and welcome. I went from a mtn. bike, to a hybrid, to a road bike. I still own all 3 of them and I still ride them from time to time. The road bike is my newest, I got it this past winter,...
06-06-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,398
Posted By Elwoodab

I can now speak from real expierience, if you saw...

I can now speak from real expierience, if you saw my posting from a couple of weeks ago, I went on a bike ride with a local club. I was riding my new road bike with a 50/34 compact and a 12/27. We...
05-30-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Elwoodab

Killer Hills Update

I just wanted to tell everyone that I went back out by myself this afternoon and rode the route that was killing me last week with the group. I started from my house so it knocked some of the mileage...
05-27-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By Elwoodab

That's beautiful, congrats.

That's beautiful, congrats.
05-27-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,439
Posted By Elwoodab

Very interesting. My rule was I had to stand on...

Very interesting. My rule was I had to stand on the ground in a state to count it. When we went to Vegas a few years ago we rented a car and drove into California into the Mojave desert, I got out of...
05-27-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By Elwoodab

I'm thinking about getting out the old Canondale...

I'm thinking about getting out the old Canondale Hybrid H700 and riding that same hilly route by myself. With out the pressure of trying to stay up with the crowd and some more gears I'll be able to...
05-26-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By Elwoodab

I know, your not asking for your self, but you...

I know, your not asking for your self, but you have a close friend with this problem, right. ; )
Try turning your helmet 1/8 every hour, that way the tan will even itself out on an 8 hour ride, or...
05-26-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By Elwoodab

Update - On our ride today we did a much less...

Update - On our ride today we did a much less hilly 41.5 miles. I handled it fine and wasn't the last guy in. I will say I was ready to get off when we got back to our cars. That's my longest ride...
05-25-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Elwoodab

I would get your wheels and spokes looked at by a...

I would get your wheels and spokes looked at by a bike shop. You shouldn't be getting any wobble. Sounds like your on the right track though, keep riding, but get the bike looked at by someone who...
05-25-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By Elwoodab

I am running a 12-27 rear cassette. I am going...

I am running a 12-27 rear cassette. I am going out again tomorrow with the same group on a less hilly ride. They were very nice to ask me. I may look into the triple when I go in for my 300 mile...
05-24-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,556
Posted By Elwoodab

May 1976 to May 1979 - U.S. Army, Ft. Dix, NJ.,...

May 1976 to May 1979 - U.S. Army, Ft. Dix, NJ., Ft. Devens, MA., Ft. Knox, KY., most of it at Ft. Hood, TX.
Cavalry Scout
05-24-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By Elwoodab

How embarassing, the hills just killed me !

I wanted to write this while it was still fresh in my mind, so I sit here while still wearing my bike shorts and shirt. I just went on a ride with the West Penn Wheelmen which I used to be a member...
05-21-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,182
Posted By Elwoodab

1957 - 1960 Burlington, VT. 60 - 64 Wayneburg,...

1957 - 1960 Burlington, VT.
60 - 64 Wayneburg, PA.
64 - 75 Burlington, VT.
75 - 76 Washington, PA.
76 - 77 Ft. Dix, NJ., Ft. Devens, MA., Ft. Knox, KY.
77 - 79 Ft. Hood TX.
79 - Present in or...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Elwoodab

We take the Essex ferry almost every year when we...

We take the Essex ferry almost every year when we go up and back on vacation. You can actually go west from Essex on reasonably flat roads, there are some hills but not any 3 milers. Of course I've...
Forum: Foo
05-19-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,643
Posted By Elwoodab

Your son is your 1st priority. Never bad mouth...

Your son is your 1st priority. Never bad mouth your wife in front of him and make sure he knows to still obey her and that she loves him. I stuck in a weird marriage for 24 years, I waited until my...
05-19-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,090
Posted By Elwoodab

Why ?

Why ?
05-19-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,425
Posted By Elwoodab

I also have some Lakes that I bought reasonably...

I also have some Lakes that I bought reasonably cheap from Nashbar $30-40. They look like a leather sneaker, I primarily wear them for spin class and after class sometimes I'll cool down by walking...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Elwoodab

Or you could ride up to Plattsburgh and come back...

Or you could ride up to Plattsburgh and come back on the Grand Isle ferry and back down to Burlington. I did the Chasm ride back in the 60's when I was a paperboy in Burlington. I think it was on my...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Elwoodab

Not looking good Den. I was watching the forecast...

Not looking good Den. I was watching the forecast this AM. and I'm leaning toward staying home. One of these days we will meet, lol. I am going to Greene Co. on the 1st descent weekend and do the...
05-16-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,398
Posted By Elwoodab

I went with a compac and a 12/27 cassette for the...

I went with a compac and a 12/27 cassette for the bike I bought at Christmas time and so far I'm very satisfied. I live in S.W. PA. right next to WV. we have lots of hills around here, so far I've...
05-16-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By Elwoodab

Reminds me of a story that happened to me a...

Reminds me of a story that happened to me a couple of years ago. I was driving my car looking for a parking space, I spotted one up ahead so I turn on my directional signal pull, up to the front car...
05-16-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,361
Posted By Elwoodab

I got that when I was in the Army, but penicillin...

I got that when I was in the Army, but penicillin clears it right up.
05-16-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By Elwoodab

Wheeling, WV. Riding for a reason.

I just saw this online, I don't know anything about it but it's close to me so I think I will give it a go. The ride originates and ends in Wheeling, WV. The route maps are on the website, they go...
05-15-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By Elwoodab

What if you were born in 57?

What if you were born in 57?
05-15-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By Elwoodab

How about if you were born in 57?

How about if you were born in 57?
05-15-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Elwoodab

You poor sick *******, don't you know that this...

You poor sick *******, don't you know that this is a 50 and older forum !
Forum: Northeast
05-15-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Elwoodab

WV. & PA ride in July

Hey all, this looks like it could be fun. I will attempt at least the metric century, maybe more depending how I feel in July. The ride originates and ends in Wheeling, WV. The route maps are on the...
05-15-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Elwoodab

Welcome Vezza. Sorry, I can't say I've had the...

Welcome Vezza. Sorry, I can't say I've had the same problem. It might be a better question on the maintainence forum. I'm located in S.W. PA. where in the NE are you from?
Forum: Introductions
05-13-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Elwoodab

Yeah, I've been to Mercer. Our old neighbors...

Yeah, I've been to Mercer. Our old neighbors lived there before they moved to FL. My youngest son goes to "The Rock".
Forum: Introductions
05-12-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Elwoodab

Welcome Talus. Sounds like a great trip. I'm in...

Welcome Talus. Sounds like a great trip. I'm in the Washington, PA. area, near Pittsburgh, where you from?
Forum: Introductions
05-06-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Elwoodab

Welcome Techryder, I'm in Washington Co. and will...

Welcome Techryder, I'm in Washington Co. and will be a future commuter. I'm in the process of getting a divorce and buying a house in town. My new house will be 1 1/2 mi. from where I work in...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Elwoodab

(They also need to do some work on WV Route 100....

(They also need to do some work on WV Route 100. All those raised joints make it feel like a wash board every so many feet. Kind of gets annoying when your riding it alone, but in a group I guess...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Elwoodab

Hey Denny, I'm planning on doing the PP. Were you...

Hey Denny, I'm planning on doing the PP. Were you at the Morgantown ride on Sunday? I was there with 2 other friends and we just rode the 25 miler. We had a good time and the food was good. A little...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By Elwoodab

I have driven Rt. 7 many times. It is rideable...

I have driven Rt. 7 many times. It is rideable but the others are right, the traffic is very fast. I grew up in Burlington and I drive up Rt. 7 every year when I go up for vacation. Make sure your...
Forum: Northeast
04-24-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Elwoodab

Hi Kin, I don't live there now, but I was born...

Hi Kin, I don't live there now, but I was born and raised in BTV. Graduated from BHS in 75 and haven't lived there since. I love going up for vacations in the summer but try to avoid the place in the...
Forum: Northeast
04-24-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Elwoodab

Although we deliver stuff in that area I'm not...

Although we deliver stuff in that area I'm not personally familiar enough to tell you of a place to stay. Their is a Bike Pittsburgh map and you may be able to access routes from their website on...
04-15-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By Elwoodab

I think it's funny how we can all remember our...

I think it's funny how we can all remember our most embarassing moments. Reading the 1st paragraph I instantly went back in my mind to around 1967-68 in Burlington, Vermont (my hometown) me riding my...
04-05-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Elwoodab

Anyone else doing the GIRR in Sept.?

Well I signed up for my 1st bike vacation this week. It's the Great Illinois River Ride (http://www.illinoisgreatriversride.com/index.htm) in Sept. An old army buddy of mine and his wife did it last...
04-05-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Elwoodab

Well "To tell the truth" I don't know the...

Well "To tell the truth" I don't know the "Password" and it's been a long time since I've played "The Dating Game" but since I'm on my way to "Divorce Court" I will just have to face the "Truth or...
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