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10-11-19, 04:09 PM
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Posted By jskash

I was not able to do my usual early morning 17...

I was not able to do my usual early morning 17 miles today. As you may have seen, the Santa Anna's are blowing in Southern California which often means fires. The fires are nowhere near where we live...
09-16-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,174
Posted By jskash

My longest ride was 28.85 miles. I ride 17 miles...

My longest ride was 28.85 miles. I ride 17 miles Monday through Friday and in the 20s on the weekend.
08-29-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By jskash

A Giant Escape is within your budget. ...

A Giant Escape is within your budget.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-escape-2020
08-29-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By jskash

I ride the day after my procedures without any...

I ride the day after my procedures without any issue.
08-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,709
Posted By jskash

I like the grips a great deal. My hands are no...

I like the grips a great deal. My hands are no longer getting numb as I can change positions easily and often. It was a great purchase.
07-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,612
Posted By jskash

12-13 mph sounds about right to me. I have been...

12-13 mph sounds about right to me. I have been averaging around 13 mph for a long time. Attached is my last couple of weeks....
07-30-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By jskash

I put the Ergon GP3 on my bike over the weekend....

I put the Ergon GP3 on my bike over the weekend. I am very pleased with them so far. My hands and fingers are no longer getting numb. I rode for 2 hours this morning without any hand discomfort.
07-25-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,709
Posted By jskash

I put on new Ergon GP3 grips as well as replacing...

I put on new Ergon GP3 grips as well as replacing my worn out tires. I had been saving the Specialized Crossroads Armadillos that had been on my Cypress for this event. They have very few miles on...
07-22-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 113,704
Posted By jskash

My first bike store purchase was a Giant Cypress,...

My first bike store purchase was a Giant Cypress, which was perfect for me after not being on a bike for over 30 years. After about two years, I wanted something a bit more aggressive so I bought a...
07-18-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,056
Posted By jskash

It took a little time last year for Giant to add...

It took a little time last year for Giant to add all the models to their website.
07-15-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By jskash

Good to be back on my bike

It felt really good to be back on my bike the last two days. I had to take 12 days off due to the recurrence of my spinal stenosis. The pain has not been as extreme the last two days and I can walk a...
07-06-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,567
Posted By jskash

Here’s Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

Interesting article from bicycling.com on cycling and aging....
06-17-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,397
Posted By jskash

I average between 18 and 20 miles a day and have...

I average between 18 and 20 miles a day and have never ridden more than 28 miles at one time. I did manage to ride every day in 2016 as I was healthy the entire year. Spinal stenosis and illness have...
06-17-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,397
Posted By jskash

I ride every day weather and health permitting. I...

I ride every day weather and health permitting. I simply like riding every day. It is a great way to start my day.
06-17-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,575
Posted By jskash

Many of my colleagues at school know I ride a...

Many of my colleagues at school know I ride a bike. I am not shy about talking about my love of cycling. There are a few other cyclists on the campus, and I have encouraged many to give it a try.
05-30-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,271
Posted By jskash

I'm 6'3". I do have the XL frame, but I don't...

I'm 6'3". I do have the XL frame, but I don't know if this frame was new to the bike.
05-06-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By jskash

Year six totals

Today marks the 6th year of tracking my mileage with Endomondo. I started tracking very early into getting back on a bike after over 20 years off. I never thought I would take to any activity like I...
05-06-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By jskash

Year six totals

Today marks the 6th year of tracking my mileage with Endomondo. I started tracking very early into getting back on a bike after over 20 years of not. I never thought I would take to any activity like...
04-18-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,709
Posted By jskash

I got a new chain put on today. The shop techs...

I got a new chain put on today. The shop techs did not like how it was shifting (I agreed) so they also changed the cable and housing. It is shifting much better now....
03-26-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,231
Posted By jskash

Got screamed at by a driver at 5:00 AM

I was stopped at a light at 5:00 AM this morning on a very well lit street when a driver rolled down his window to inform me that I was a "f...ing" moron for riding my bike in the street. Mind you, I...
02-19-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By jskash

I had Specialized Crossroad Armadillo tires on my...

I had Specialized Crossroad Armadillo tires on my 2013 Cypress. They last a very long time. They are heavier than the Kenda tires but if you want flat protection, they are great.
02-07-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,446
Posted By jskash

Cold weather gloves

It has been quite cold in the L.A. area (at least cold for us). It has been 33 degrees the last two mornings. What gloves do you folks who live on cold climates wear to keep your hands warm? I have...
02-02-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,335,640
Posted By jskash

It's been raining pretty hard in Los Angeles...

It's been raining pretty hard in Los Angeles since last night and the streets get pretty flooded, so I didn't do my usual early morning ride. It cleared just enough at 2:30 this afternoon to get a...
01-11-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,198
Posted By jskash

Since bikes need maintenance and sometime things...

Since bikes need maintenance and sometime things break, it would be good to keep a backup back, especially if you ride every day.
01-11-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,004
Posted By jskash

My doctor told me the same thing that they don't...

My doctor told me the same thing that they don't use the finger exam anymore. I was surprised but grateful.
01-03-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,335,640
Posted By jskash

Looking at the pictures of the bikes in the snow...

Looking at the pictures of the bikes in the snow makes me feel like a wimp. I ride 19 miles early this morning in 34 degree weather and shivered for two hours afterwards. I don't know how you folks...
01-02-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By jskash

I ended up with 6,336 miles in 2018 on 334 rides....

I ended up with 6,336 miles in 2018 on 334 rides. I ride every day but missed quite a number of days due to a bad flu and spinal stenosis.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,942
Posted By jskash

I will not reach my goal of 7,000+ miles this...

I will not reach my goal of 7,000+ miles this year like I did the past two years, but I have it 6,000 miles. I had too many days off the bike this year due to a bad virus in May/June that kept me off...
12-17-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By jskash

I have two hybrids. My first bike (after a failed...

I have two hybrids. My first bike (after a failed experiment with sporting goods store bike) was a Giant Cypress. After about a year I knew I wanted something a little more aggressive so I bought a...
12-08-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By jskash

I have a 2018 Giant Escape Disc. It replaced a...

I have a 2018 Giant Escape Disc. It replaced a 2016 Giant Escape 1 (non-disc) when the frame developed a crack. I love the bike. It suits the type of riding I do and has the right geometry for my...
11-10-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,499
Posted By jskash

5,248 miles so far this year. My goal was over...

5,248 miles so far this year. My goal was over 7,000. I lost over a month off the bike due lumbar spinal stenosis in January and a bad virus in May and June.
10-15-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By jskash

Reinventing the bicycle wheel video

Great story and really interesting idea.
https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/shell-reinventing-the-bicycle-wheel?playall=2050&xrs=GBS_NL
10-11-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By jskash

Rain gloves

Is there such a thing as a waterproof cycling glove for winter riding? I have bought a number gloves that are advertised as waterproof, but none of them are.
09-29-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By jskash

Giant makes some good less expensive bikes, but...

Giant makes some good less expensive bikes, but not in your price range. It might be worth waiting a little bit and saving a little more money.

Giant Cypress comfort hybrid...
09-18-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,835
Posted By jskash

I had my first blood tests after being on Lipitor...

I had my first blood tests after being on Lipitor for the past two months. My cholesterol went from 208 to 120. I am fortunate that I have not had the pain that many here have shared. There is also...
09-13-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,180
Posted By jskash

Correct. The discussion above shows this clearly....

Correct. The discussion above shows this clearly. It was true when the original post was made, but then Giant updated their website.
09-02-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,499
Posted By jskash

My goal was 7,000 miles plus like the last two...

My goal was 7,000 miles plus like the last two years, but that is not going to happen. 3,926 miles so far this year. I was off the bike more this year due to physical problems than the previous five...
08-25-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,752
Posted By jskash

I have a 2018 Giant Escape Disc and can highly...

I have a 2018 Giant Escape Disc and can highly recommend it. I really like the disc brakes. They are the first I have had on a bike. The stopping power feels much more consistent than with the rim...
08-09-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,143
Posted By jskash

I have the Shimano MX80 pedals. They are great....

I have the Shimano MX80 pedals. They are great. Feet never slip off of these....
07-31-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,180
Posted By jskash

You were correct. There are more bikes on the...

You were correct. There are more bikes on the page now, and two Escape discs.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-escape-disc-2019
07-29-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,554
Posted By jskash

I couldn't run a half a block without pain in my...

I couldn't run a half a block without pain in my feet, knees and back, and probably a few other places. Cycling does not hurt my body. I am grateful that I came to love cycling later in my life.
07-24-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,180
Posted By jskash

2019 Giant Escape disc has been downgraded

I happened to see if the new bikes for 2019 were on Giant's website, and the Escape disc was. The bike is less expensive than the 2018, I think mainly from it no longer having the carbon fork. It is...
07-24-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,258
Posted By jskash

I live in the hottest part of Los Angeles in the...

I live in the hottest part of Los Angeles in the west San Fernando Valley. It's currently 107 at 4:09 PM. Even though I'm off this summer, I've been getting out of the house by 6:00 to get my 90...
07-20-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,268
Posted By jskash

I ride every day unless I am sick. I typically...

I ride every day unless I am sick. I typically ride between 18 and 22 miles.
07-20-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jskash

That is outstanding news. I hope you can get back...

That is outstanding news. I hope you can get back on your bike soon.
07-19-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,835
Posted By jskash

My mom recently got put on the same medication....

My mom recently got put on the same medication. Her doctor had been wanting her to be on it for at least a decade. Fortunately, she has had no side effects. It is my hope that my body handles the med...
07-19-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,835
Posted By jskash

My doctor put my on Lipitor yesterday when I had...

My doctor put my on Lipitor yesterday when I had my yearly physical. She did tell me that if I experienced muscle pain to stop taking the med and call her office. I took one pill last night and did...
07-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,960
Posted By jskash

My 2016 Giant Escape came with the Giant Connect...

My 2016 Giant Escape came with the Giant Connect saddle. It took my butt months to get used to it after having a cushy saddle on my Giant Cypress. When the Connect cracked, I got a WTB Speed saddle...
07-09-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By jskash

I had been mentioning the clicking sound I had...

I had been mentioning the clicking sound I had been hearing for a few months but no one from the shop ever rode it to hear it for themselves. I made that happen today and the situation was resolved....
07-09-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,709
Posted By jskash

I got the bottom bracket on my 2018 Giant Escape...

I got the bottom bracket on my 2018 Giant Escape Disc tightened and lubed this morning. It had been creaking and cracking really badly. Bike sounds much better now.
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