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09-12-22, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Sorg67

Mine is 1", but this put me on the trail and I...

Mine is 1", but this put me on the trail and I found what I need. Thanks!!
09-12-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Sorg67

Is there bicycle specific cable stop that would...

Is there bicycle specific cable stop that would work for this application? Or do you have to find a generic cable stop that has the right dimensions and make it work?
09-09-22, 02:33 PM
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Views: 264
Posted By Sorg67

I was thinking I would need something like the...

I was thinking I would need something like the following:
...
09-09-22, 12:38 PM
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Views: 14,126
Posted By Sorg67

Nothing is a waste of money if it makes you happy.

Nothing is a waste of money if it makes you happy.
09-09-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Sorg67

Yes, something like that is what I have in mind. ...

Yes, something like that is what I have in mind. Looking for technical details of how I would do that.
09-09-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Sorg67

1991 Diamondback Apex

I have a 1991 Diamondback Apex that has a very aggressive geometry. I would like to raise the handlebars and reduce the reach. Does anybody have any experience with this? I have already raised the...
07-22-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,770
Posted By Sorg67

When I ride on MUP labeled "no motorized...

When I ride on MUP labeled "no motorized vehicles" I wonder if that will one day prevent e-bikes. There are cyclists on these trails riding 30 kph plus, but they are generally skilled and good about...
07-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,328
Posted By Sorg67

mschwett Very detailed and useful reply. Thanks!...

mschwett Very detailed and useful reply. Thanks!

I am riding with RideWithGPS now and it works very well. I keep navigation and the screen on for the entire ride. Lasts about four hours. I...
07-12-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,771
Posted By Sorg67

Very informative comment! I agree. I both run...

Very informative comment! I agree. I both run and cycle. I am keeping in shape for backcountry skiing and hiking. I recently took some time off from running due some back issues. Probably due to...
07-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sorg67

My advice is not expert, but I think you have to...

My advice is not expert, but I think you have to test ride and some personal preference is involved.

I was between the 54 and 56 for Specialized Diverge. I test rode the 54 and my legs were too...
07-07-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

I started getting back into riding more in August...

I started getting back into riding more in August of last year (2020). At that time 5 - 10 miles was a typical ride. I started working myself up slowly and got up to 65 miles. Then I got my cancer...
07-07-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,328
Posted By Sorg67

Yes, this is my understanding. I think over long...

Yes, this is my understanding. I think over long distances, GPS is probably more accurate, depending on how well the speed sensor is calibrated.

I like the "instant" speed feedback. I do not...
07-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Did my 50 mile loop on Monday. 42 miles Sunday. ...

Did my 50 mile loop on Monday. 42 miles Sunday. First time doing back to back "long" rides (long for me). Was a bit beat towards the end but felt good. Targeting 60 miles next weekend. Longest...
07-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,328
Posted By Sorg67

Bike Computer vs Smart Phone

I suspect that with the right app, a smart phone can do most of what a computer can do. I currently use a watch to track and record my ride and a phone for navigation. I am considering ditching...
07-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,060
Posted By Sorg67

That is sensible. Unfortunately many are not as...

That is sensible. Unfortunately many are not as sensible. I am usually between 15 and 20 on MUPs. I will exceed 20 if conditions permit as you describe. I will also go as slow as is necessary to...
07-06-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,060
Posted By Sorg67

I have this issue as well. Here in Central...

I have this issue as well. Here in Central Florida, cycling can be tolerable in the summer whereas running is brutal. It is also difficult for me when I ride with my wife since she rides very...
06-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems...

Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems comfortable. I want to do a 50 mile loop this coming Sunday. Too big of a jump? 30 miles on Sunday seemed easy. I feel like 50 miles would be doable.
06-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles...

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender...
06-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Six weeks post surgery. Rode bicycle three miles...

Six weeks post surgery. Rode bicycle three miles yesterday. Felt okay. Going to ease back in slowly. Legs felt very weak, but I think they will come back quickly. Resumed running about a week...
04-26-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,626
Posted By Sorg67

There is a law proposed in Florida that bicycles...

There is a law proposed in Florida that bicycles can treat stop lights like stop signs and stop signs like yield signs. That is about how I ride. I do yield right of way to cars. Although many...
04-26-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Yes, robotic assist - Dr Vipul Patel in Orlando...

Yes, robotic assist - Dr Vipul Patel in Orlando Florida. He did a great job. Very happy with care. Post op path report favorable. Clean margins, lymph nodes negative. Next I check PSA in early...
04-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

I am in a similar boat with GL 9. I have been...

I am in a similar boat with GL 9. I have been open with it and have had tremendously positive feedback from everybody. Also helping me be more free to make decision about enjoying the here and now....
04-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Had surgery 6 am Monday. Got home yesterday. ...

Had surgery 6 am Monday. Got home yesterday. All good so far. Will get more information from pathology report on Friday.
04-06-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,771
Posted By Sorg67

I had been running less and less in recent years...

I had been running less and less in recent years due to wear and tear on the body. But bicycle riding and new shoes that fit better have gotten me running more. Still, I could see myself going out...
04-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

That would certainly be a good goal. Planning a...

That would certainly be a good goal. Planning a more than 65 mile ride for Saturday to set a new personal longest ride before my surgery. A goal for 2021 was a 100 mile ride. That was set back by...
04-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Yes, I like it!

Yes, I like it!
04-04-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

I will have to work up to that. My longest ride...

I will have to work up to that. My longest ride to date is 65 miles. 160 miles would be a bit of a stretch. But I think I can get there in time.
03-31-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Decided on surgery - 4/19. I believe I will be...

Decided on surgery - 4/19. I believe I will be able to get back on the bike about 8 weeks after surgery. Plus or minus depending on how recovery goes.
03-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,761
Posted By Sorg67

I have a 56 Diverge. I am 5' 10", 33" inseam. A...

I have a 56 Diverge. I am 5' 10", 33" inseam. A little longer arms than average for my height. I am happy with choice of 56. I test rode the 54 and prefer the 56. I ride mostly on road. I chose...
03-25-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

About to get real for me. Four appointments next...

About to get real for me. Four appointments next week. Urologist, Radiation Oncologist and two surgeons. Leaning toward surgery at the moment, but keeping an open mind.
03-17-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Good luck to you as well scozim "at peace about...

Good luck to you as well scozim "at peace about it" is my objective as well. I will do my best to stay healthy, educated and make good decisions but ultimately the outcome is out of my hands. ...
03-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Bone scan - no evidence of metastasis. Now wait...

Bone scan - no evidence of metastasis. Now wait to hear from doctor for next step. More tests? Consultation with specialists? Not sure what is next.
03-06-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Thanks - appreciate the support.

Thanks - appreciate the support.
03-06-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Right now, just focused on good attitude, fitness...

Right now, just focused on good attitude, fitness and education. Found out on Thursday. Went hiking yesterday. Bicycle ride today. Disc golf and bike ride tomorrow. Probably bone scan next week....
03-04-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Not good news. Six cores G6, one G7 (3+4), one...

Not good news. Six cores G6, one G7 (3+4), one G7 (4+3) and one G8. Sending to Epstein for second opinion. Doctor says it will require treatment. More tests to determine if spread outside of...
03-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,309
Posted By Sorg67

I still feel insecure putting my phone in a...

I still feel insecure putting my phone in a jersey pocket. It does not seem secure enough. I guess it must be since it seems very common. I wonder if there are jerseys where one of the three...
03-01-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,770
Posted By Sorg67

I also agree with those who say it is not that e...

I also agree with those who say it is not that e bikes are inherently dangerous, it is the nature of the riders they attract. That is true of everything.

I consider myself to be safer on my...
02-28-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,309
Posted By Sorg67

What is "road ID"?

What is "road ID"?
02-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Good luck with your MRI. I was also...

Good luck with your MRI.

I was also surprised that they sent the biopsy to Texas. They claim it is to have a specialist look at it. Perhaps. Or perhaps the hospital has a financial interest...
02-27-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,771
Posted By Sorg67

This is pretty much my opinion exactly. I both...

This is pretty much my opinion exactly. I both run and ride since I believe that varied training is beneficial. I am working on bumping up the strength training. And I would like to add swimming.
02-27-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,167
Posted By Sorg67

Still no biopsy results. Samples are stuck in...

Still no biopsy results. Samples are stuck in transit to Texas Path Lab due to weather and power disruptions. Very annoying to have to wait so long for results. Apparently the samples are put in a...
02-26-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,309
Posted By Sorg67

I guess that makes updates a literal pain in the...

I guess that makes updates a literal pain in the ass.
02-26-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,770
Posted By Sorg67

As I motorcyclist and cyclist, I have often...

As I motorcyclist and cyclist, I have often considered the relative risk of the two. I have never considered the risk of an e bike. This was a useful discussion since I have been considering...
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Sorg67

tigat Russ Roth Thanks for the comments. I...

tigat Russ Roth

Thanks for the comments. I will pass them on to Chris's dad.

Chris lives just down the street from me. I ride with him regularly. He has added a lot to my life. Motivated...
02-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,309
Posted By Sorg67

I like the points about keeping things on your...

I like the points about keeping things on your person. I think I will adopt those practices. I also like the point about theft. I think I will just keep the copy of the health insurance card and...
02-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,309
Posted By Sorg67

That is a good suggestion. However, I think I am...

That is a good suggestion. However, I think I am going to apply it to my actual health insurance card, ID and credit card that I usually carry. The idea of the copies that live on the bike is to...
02-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,067
Posted By Sorg67

I agree with those who suggest test rides. A...

I agree with those who suggest test rides. A friend of mine and I both have a 56 cm frame Specialized Diverge. He is 6' 2", I am 5' 10". I believe manufacture recommended size is a good starting...
02-24-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,309
Posted By Sorg67

The Little Packet That Lives on My Bike

I have a small zip lock bag with a copy of my health insurance card, drivers license and credit card and $40. My wife's cell number is on the copy of the health insurance card. Usually I bring all...
02-24-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By Sorg67

This is an old thread that came to life again...

This is an old thread that came to life again when I reported my new bike experience. I bought a Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon in October of last year. Many of the comments were helpful in my...
02-23-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By Sorg67

Gotcha. Yes, definitely I look much faster. ...

Gotcha. Yes, definitely I look much faster.

With my new shirt, I look even faster!
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