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12-15-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

That's my Holy Grail right there.

That's my Holy Grail right there.
Forum: Touring
11-20-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,689
Posted By takenreasy

I was 5'8" now supposedly 5'7", either way still...

I was 5'8" now supposedly 5'7", either way still have a 31" inseam. My 54cm LHT is perfect. My advice, as you get older, and if you are between sizes, go up. I only give that advice because I'm...
11-07-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

That is perfect!

That is perfect!
11-07-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 552,471
Posted By takenreasy

Yessssss!

Yessssss!
11-04-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 426,986
Posted By takenreasy

Love the basket but you might need to snug up...

Love the basket but you might need to snug up your chain.
11-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,617
Posted By takenreasy

Over the past four decades I've despised cars...

Over the past four decades I've despised cars more and more for all the obvious reasons. I currently own two just because I brought them with me from suburbia and one of my kids still lives with us...
11-04-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,280
Posted By takenreasy

With more people teleworking and thus not on the...

With more people teleworking and thus not on the road, bicyclists will get a break. My city is very "pro-bike" as long as the bikers have a say in it. With the current political "climate change" and...
10-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 552,471
Posted By takenreasy

Do you replace all of the zip ties every time you...

Do you replace all of the zip ties every time you use your lock?
10-16-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 552,471
Posted By takenreasy

Too bad you won't let us in. I'd move there in a...

Too bad you won't let us in. I'd move there in a second!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,034
Posted By takenreasy

I went full time telework in 2017 at age 57....

I went full time telework in 2017 at age 57. Before that my commute was nine miles each way. It took quite a while to get over how much I missed it.
10-14-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

You are very industrious and I like the number...

You are very industrious and I like the number two and three black creations the best - beauties!
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,945
Posted By takenreasy

No thermals for me until below zero.

No thermals for me until below zero.
10-13-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By takenreasy

As a long time ex-commuter I feel the same way. I...

As a long time ex-commuter I feel the same way. I still ride a lot but don't need, want, to load my bike on a car to go riding. It's probably the utilitarian bicyclist in me.
10-13-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,664
Posted By takenreasy

One thing I've noticed riding bikes most of my 61...

One thing I've noticed riding bikes most of my 61 years is that if there is wind, it is always a head wind.
09-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,970
Posted By takenreasy

72 GI with my fat tires. At 61 years old this...

72 GI with my fat tires. At 61 years old this might be my pinnacle.
09-25-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

I have the same fenders. Unfortunately, you've...

I have the same fenders. Unfortunately, you've inspired me to reinstall them. :notamused:
08-01-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,463
Posted By takenreasy

I'm always trying to figure out new ways to stay...

I'm always trying to figure out new ways to stay engaged with cycling. I was always a huge "fisherman" as a kid. Now that I live two miles from a heavily fish infested river now is the time to...
07-31-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By takenreasy

Yeah, I was being totally facetious about the 80....

Yeah, I was being totally facetious about the 80. More than likely I'm at the pinnacle now.
07-30-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By takenreasy

Getting Better With Age

So, I began my fixed gear journey six years ago at the age of 55 primarily to make my 18 mile round trip commute more interesting. Due to hills, abilities and mental attitude I began riding under 60...
07-09-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,016
Posted By takenreasy

I've always hated the heat. As I got older (60+)...

I've always hated the heat. As I got older (60+) I tried to trick myself into thinking I've changed. That worked for a couple of years but I'm now thinking of finishing that last third of my life in...
06-09-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 663,809
Posted By takenreasy

The older crowd thinking they need a Miata should...

The older crowd thinking they need a Miata should check this beauty out instead.
05-12-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 663,809
Posted By takenreasy

That is super-duper sweet. You clearly know what...

That is super-duper sweet. You clearly know what to ride!
05-06-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By takenreasy

I have one because of going from a freewheel...

I have one because of going from a freewheel single-speed to fixed gear. I've never used it and wish it wasn't there.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By takenreasy

Albatross baby: ...

Albatross baby:
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03-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

Beautiful. That could be a Grant Petersen...

Beautiful. That could be a Grant Petersen original!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15,428
Views: 11,462,314
Posted By takenreasy

That's a beauty that looks like it doesn't want...

That's a beauty that looks like it doesn't want to be stolen.
03-25-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

That's everything you need right there.

That's everything you need right there.
03-01-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 74,399
Posted By takenreasy

Beeeauty!

Beeeauty!
12-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,673
Posted By takenreasy

I think this is the key. Just do what you're...

I think this is the key. Just do what you're doing today. If tomorrow you can't, then maybe that's it.
11-27-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 90,881
Posted By takenreasy

That looks like about 40 gear inches.

That looks like about 40 gear inches.
10-27-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 90,881
Posted By takenreasy

Love everything about this bike except the...

Love everything about this bike except the pedals. You are a racer though so exemptions apply!
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By takenreasy

I have both. The LHT is my geared bike and my CC...

I have both. The LHT is my geared bike and my CC is my fixed gear bike. The biggest difference, you guessed it, is one has no gears. There are other differences like the CC's BB height is great for...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,998
Posted By takenreasy

I'm a full time teleworker now. Before that I was...

I'm a full time teleworker now. Before that I was a hard core year round bike commuter for 11 years. The main ritual was checking the weather the night before and the morning of my commute. One of my...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15,428
Views: 11,462,314
Posted By takenreasy

That's what I'd call a true do it all commuter!

That's what I'd call a true do it all commuter!
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,509
Views: 2,246,871
Posted By takenreasy

Nice! - you could stay out on the road all year...

Nice! - you could stay out on the road all year on that rig.
10-18-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,415
Posted By takenreasy

My fixed gear bike is a Surly Cross Check which...

My fixed gear bike is a Surly Cross Check which has a high BB. I can really "hammer it" through the turns (60 yrs old).
10-18-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 90,881
Posted By takenreasy

I have these bars on one of my bikes - they are...

I have these bars on one of my bikes - they are the bomb!
10-18-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 90,881
Posted By takenreasy

That is nice - I'm overly partial to Surly bikes...

That is nice - I'm overly partial to Surly bikes though. If you ride in all conditions, maybe some fenders would be in order.
09-28-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 90,881
Posted By takenreasy

I like your style. That is a beauty!

I like your style. That is a beauty!
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By takenreasy

Back when I was a commuter this was my number one...

Back when I was a commuter this was my number one driver. Most things thrown at me during work weren't an issue and those few things that were melted away on the ride home. Now I telecommute 100% but...
08-20-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 552,471
Posted By takenreasy

That looks like some serious gear inches.

That looks like some serious gear inches.
07-28-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,424
Posted By takenreasy

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-22-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,424
Posted By takenreasy

I too started riding fixed gear at age 56 and...

I too started riding fixed gear at age 56 and I'll be 60 in a couple of months. It is truly the way to be one with the bike. When I hop on a geared bike it seems dead compared to my fixed gear bike....
06-29-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 663,809
Posted By takenreasy

Another beauty!

Another beauty!
06-27-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,951
Posted By takenreasy

I was five the first time on two wheels and never...

I was five the first time on two wheels and never looked back. Although at age 15+ I was hooked on the idea of driving cars, then motorcycles and now hate them both and usually try to only walk or...
06-27-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 663,809
Posted By takenreasy

Beauty, I'm everything Grant Petersen except for...

Beauty, I'm everything Grant Petersen except for one of his bikes - so far!
01-07-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,877
Posted By takenreasy

I can't wait until my city gets there.

I can't wait until my city gets there.
12-14-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,610
Posted By takenreasy

It's clearly a personal thing but for me cars...

It's clearly a personal thing but for me cars suck. I still own three (mainly due to "adult" kids) but drive only once a week for currently unavoidable long distance travel. However, as I frequently...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By takenreasy

I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By takenreasy

I didn't apply any analysis to the person trying...

I didn't apply any analysis to the person trying to kill me but OK.
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