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Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,545
Posted By OldPilot

Mine is archery and fly fishing.

Mine is archery and fly fishing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By OldPilot

My bike is very pampered:p...I put a fiberglass...

My bike is very pampered:p...I put a fiberglass camper shell on my truck so the bike rides inside/covered to different locations for rides. I have a moving blanket as the base with outdoor furniture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By OldPilot

My bike is very pampered:p...I put a fiberglass...

My bike is very pampered:p...I put a fiberglass camper shell on my truck so the bike rides inside/covered to different locations for rides. I have a moving blanket as the base with outdoor furniture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,901
Posted By OldPilot

Thanks, I have learned something on the BF...I do...

Thanks, I have learned something on the BF...I do have question for you, what bearing would you use for a "Rain/Commuter Bike"?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 19,892
Posted By OldPilot

I hope you feel better real soon!!!

I hope you feel better real soon!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,718
Posted By OldPilot

I agree with AttackMonkey, buy a good used road...

I agree with AttackMonkey, buy a good used road bike first to see what you want & know more about the sport. You can save your money for a really nice bike with Shimano 105 (at least) or Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,686
Posted By OldPilot

Personally I have more weight to lose before the...

Personally I have more weight to lose before the bike needs it...:lol:...but for those lucky people at 6% or less body fat losing weight on the bike makes sense.:thumb:I don't begrudge those lucky...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By OldPilot

Insane!!!!:eek:

Insane!!!!:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By OldPilot

:thumb:Lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumb:

:thumb:Lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By OldPilot

Wake-up 0500 :cry: workout, shower & drive to...

Wake-up 0500 :cry: workout, shower & drive to work 0730, work 0800-1730ish :crash: , ride/spin/workout until 1930, 2000 eat, read bible 2130 & go to bed 2200. I am a geographic bachelor right :( now...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,070
Posted By OldPilot

I could tell a big difference in ventilation and...

I could tell a big difference in ventilation and fit, the helmet felt more comfortable while ridding. Sort of like having a comfortable seat or a cheap seat that hurts the backside. Sometimes it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,945
Posted By OldPilot

Here is what I am thinking about getting...Mavic...

Here is what I am thinking about getting...Mavic Open Pro Wheelset + Shimano Ultegra 6700 Hubs NEW for $275...unless Psimet can give me the same deal. HINT...HINT...Psimet....HINT...HINT

Too many...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By OldPilot

Very nice!!! What a budget build, my hat is off...

Very nice!!! What a budget build, my hat is off for your imagination.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,426
Posted By OldPilot

You will be in my prayers as well as the family...

You will be in my prayers as well as the family of this man...there are more Christians on BF than you think...Trust in God's love.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By OldPilot

RavX BlowX floor pump is a good dual head pump....

RavX BlowX floor pump is a good dual head pump. You can find them for around $25.00. The RavX BlowX is very easy to use.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,419
Posted By OldPilot

So sorry to hear about your friend, my prayers...

So sorry to hear about your friend, my prayers are with you and his family. I had a colonscopy, I agree with PCAD the prep was too bad just take a lot of reading material. LOL The stuff I drank was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,617
Posted By OldPilot

I would ask if the bike shop has used bikes or...

I would ask if the bike shop has used bikes or trade-ins. I was lucky last year a bought a Giant OCR C3 carbon fiber bike with Shimano 105 group for $750. The bike was a couple of years old but in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By OldPilot

Very nice, I bet it rides very...

Very nice, I bet it rides very nice...congratulations.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,785
Posted By OldPilot

My beautiful black lab Heather died 2 years ago,...

My beautiful black lab Heather died 2 years ago, I am still hurting with her not around. Losing a dog is as painful as losing a family member. I plan on adopting another family member, a dog, when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,117
Posted By OldPilot

It is 27 degrees with 25+ mph winds in Newport...

It is 27 degrees with 25+ mph winds in Newport News, VA, you are very lucky to have good riding weather. LUCKY!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 24,426
Posted By OldPilot

Bike company names being recycled on a bike with...

Bike company names being recycled on a bike with no lineage to the original company. Come up with an original name and create a lineage...to me buying a bike because of a name is "What is the dumbest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By OldPilot

Go with the Giant Defy, I have the Giant OCR C3...

Go with the Giant Defy, I have the Giant OCR C3 CF...I love this bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,400
Posted By OldPilot

I bought a Specialized Sirrus used at a LBS for...

I bought a Specialized Sirrus used at a LBS for $200. I liked the sport and rode the bike off and on for 12 years. (see below)
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Then I got more serious about the sport and went looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,900
Posted By OldPilot

I prefer Shimano for a few reasons. 1. Most...

I prefer Shimano for a few reasons.

1. Most LBS have parts or experience working on Shimano.
2. You can find Shimano parts, accessories in about every LBS.
3. I have only road on Shimano with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By OldPilot

red

red
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,068
Posted By OldPilot

I am too fat for this sport, too much weigh...

I am too fat for this sport, too much weigh lifting when I was a young man...and I eat too much, I hear some ice cream calling me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By OldPilot

:DI would look to see if the frame is cracked,...

:DI would look to see if the frame is cracked, but the parts are worth the price. You could build a nice bike with a new frame if the frame is cracked. Good Luck.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By OldPilot

I am a 47 year old male new to the sport, it took...

I am a 47 year old male new to the sport, it took time to gain the flexibility for the drops. If you take time for a stretching program and warm-up on the hoods it will become easier on the drops....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,069
Posted By OldPilot

That is great news that you were treated as a...

That is great news that you were treated as a valued customer. I can't recall if you given a review on your Fuji SST 2.0, I would enjoy your impressions on the bike versus bike magazines limited time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,904
Posted By OldPilot

I very glad that you are still with us & have...

I very glad that you are still with us & have such an upbeat attitude after such a close call. Remember to take time to heal, you will come back stronger than trying to rush it...I hope you heal up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By OldPilot

Very funny story.

Very funny story.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,765
Posted By OldPilot

I am concerned about the solvents/distillates...

I am concerned about the solvents/distillates that might ruin the epoxy, I don't know what is safe to use. I never considered the carry for the wax in White Lightning lube. I am just paranoid about...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,765
Posted By OldPilot

I am concerned about the solvents/distillates...

I am concerned about the solvents/distillates that might ruin the epoxy. I never considered the carry of the wax for White Lightning. I am just paranoid about what I can & can’t use on a CF bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,765
Posted By OldPilot

I use White Lightning, mainly because I don't...

I use White Lightning, mainly because I don't know if other lubricants are safe to use on CF bikes. Does anyone know if you can use the DuPont Multi-Purpose Teflon Wax or 75W Mobil 1 Gear Oil? Sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,727
Posted By OldPilot

:D My wife tells me the same thing all the...

:D My wife tells me the same thing all the time...My retort is, "I know that I am spending money on my hobby but at least you know that I don't have enough money for another woman.":roflmao2: My wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By OldPilot

Option #2 for me, unless I want to try a new...

Option #2 for me, unless I want to try a new brand of tire...tire lust is hard to control.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,167
Posted By OldPilot

I get up at 0500 to go run, shower & go to work...

I get up at 0500 to go run, shower & go to work at 0800. I take my bike to work in my truck to ride after work. End of the work day is normally 1730 or 1800 then I go for a bike ride until sunset....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,738
Posted By OldPilot

Thick skin will slow me down...I will be heavier...

Thick skin will slow me down...I will be heavier & less flexible.:lol: The upside thick skin will help in a crash.:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By OldPilot

:roflmao2: that's right young...

:roflmao2: that's right young whippersnapper:roflmao2:

Everyone's been a teenager (I remember what drives a teen) but I just want to spend time working out with my kids. I can get them to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By OldPilot

:thumb:WOW! I wish I could talk my wife into...

:thumb:WOW! I wish I could talk my wife into start riding with me, so far the answer is no. I want my teenage kids (20 year old son, 16 year old son & 13 year old daughter) to go riding with me, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By OldPilot

:lol: Thanks. :lol:I should have said...

:lol: Thanks.

:lol:I should have said shorts, I am terrible with humor:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By OldPilot

I feel like the Pied Piper...

I bring my bike to work everyday, in fact my bike sits in my office waiting to be taken for a ride after work. (I really like looking at my Giant OCR C3) Well my friends that I work with see the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,320
Posted By OldPilot

Double post:notamused:

Double post:notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,320
Posted By OldPilot

Sorry PCAD. I subscribe to Bicycling and...

Sorry PCAD.

I subscribe to Bicycling and Road Bike Action, never read Velonews.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By OldPilot

Here is a review:...

Here is a review: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Cannondale-R2000&gear_id=204&action=showgear
Not sure about the price without pics, could be a great deal if not raced or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,414
Posted By OldPilot

That is great that you & your wife are kicking...

That is great that you & your wife are kicking cancer's butt (figuratively).:thumb: Both of you are amazing, riding 100 miles per week! Keep it up & good luck.:D

Dang double post!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,414
Posted By OldPilot

That is great that you & your wife are kicking...

That is great that you & your wife are kicking cancer's butt (figuratively). Both of you are amazing, riding 100 miles per week! Keep it up & good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,414
Posted By OldPilot

Plantar Faciitus in both feet, doesn't even...

Plantar Faciitus in both feet, doesn't even compare to the people that over come cancer, bone marrow transplant, being hit by a car. However, I would not wish this on anyone, it is miserable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,571
Posted By OldPilot

I totally agree, I really enjoy getting new gear....

I totally agree, I really enjoy getting new gear. CF bikes are fantastic! Now I want a Ti bike, I have the bike bug bad.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,102
Posted By OldPilot

:eek:I had a squirrel just sitting on the curb...

:eek:I had a squirrel just sitting on the curb watching me go by today. I think he was the watchout for the 2 rabbits around the bend. The 2 rabbits quickly crossed the road but it was kind of odd...
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