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06-18-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,791
Posted By Skullo

Want to add that my three times a week...

Want to add that my three times a week recommendation was for the OP. I ride every other day myself . Three time a week at 20 miles per should maintain the level you are currently at.Soumds to me...
06-18-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,791
Posted By Skullo

I recommend three times a week at twenty miles. I...

I recommend three times a week at twenty miles. I am no longer going long distance. I average about twenty a ride now .I was forced off my road bike two years ago by wrist issues and multiple...
12-12-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Skullo

I had a 4-5-6-7 fusion in 1985 . I was not an...

I had a 4-5-6-7 fusion in 1985 . I was not an avid cyclist at that time and was 34 years old. I had bone removed from my hip for the fusion.
My recovery time was two months . The primary therapy was...
12-08-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,298
Posted By Skullo

Thank you for pointing this out that Medicare is...

Thank you for pointing this out that Medicare is not free to the users.
12-07-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,487
Posted By Skullo

I keep mine on my person.What if I am separated...

I keep mine on my person.What if I am separated from the bike by a hit and run driver and end up in a roadside ditch too injured to get to the phone? Most of the jerseys I wear have separate zippered...
02-13-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Skullo

Try to get a definitive diagnosis.Blood test for...

Try to get a definitive diagnosis.Blood test for Uric acid level and better yet extracting fluid from effected joint to try to find actual gout crystals.
I have had gout for 35 + years.
The only...
04-17-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,405
Posted By Skullo

I stopped keeping track five years ago. I live in...

I stopped keeping track five years ago. I live in Utah and most rides are
half climb. half downhill.I don't use any tracking apps. When I get so high that my legs quit working I stop
and go back...
03-29-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,237
Posted By Skullo

Northern Utah. I move from Illinois five years...

Northern Utah. I move from Illinois five years ago. Illinois is broke and taxes are high.
More riding and recreation than I can go into. Hot dry summers . Greatest Snow On Earth.
Cost of living...
05-22-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,256
Posted By Skullo

Went over the handlebars and did a face plant on...

Went over the handlebars and did a face plant on the street due to hitting the front brake only , my big mistake. I remember seeing the street coming in slow motion. Woke up face down in a pool of...
07-29-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,572
Posted By Skullo

The gas station I worked at used hot patches on...

The gas station I worked at used hot patches on both tubes and tubeless tires. The brand we use were called "Monkey Grip" My dad taught me to light the glue on fire on bike tubes before that. I still...
07-21-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Skullo

Our club offers a great cahrter service when you...

Our club offers a great cahrter service when you decide to ride.
http://www.qcbc.org/ragbrai/
07-21-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Skullo

This will be my fourth Ragbrai in a row. The...

This will be my fourth Ragbrai in a row. The hills in southwestern Iowa will get your attention. Not in height nor length of climb, but they will be one after the other with few really flat...
03-05-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By Skullo

We got up to 44 yesterday ,so I got in my first...

We got up to 44 yesterday ,so I got in my first outside ride of the year. Still plenty of snow on the ground. I enjoyed it until I turned around and rode back into the wind.I got 11 miles in. I have...
08-31-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,463
Posted By Skullo

I have never heard the term. I spent a tour in...

I have never heard the term. I spent a tour in Viet Nam with the 1st Marines and never wore underware for a year. The chafing would rub you raw and could quickly turn to full blown crotch rot , which...
08-10-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Skullo

Why not say with what got you here? Look at new...

Why not say with what got you here? Look at new Fugis. I have a 105 equipped Fugi Roubaix Pro. A 2003 with a steel frame and carbon fork. The new ones are aluminum with carbon stays and fork. You...
06-10-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,413
Posted By Skullo

On longer climbs I will stand half way thru, to...

On longer climbs I will stand half way thru, to accelarte and strech the legs then finish it off seated.
06-07-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By Skullo

More than likely red wing blackbirds. I have had...

More than likely red wing blackbirds. I have had them bang my helmet, and sometimes they will fly along right over me for some distance til I get out of their territroy. Then another one wil take...
06-03-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,164
Posted By Skullo

Two years ago I did a nose dive over the handle...

Two years ago I did a nose dive over the handle bars at very low speed. Spent 3.5 hours in the emergency room. Split my lip wide open inside and out, concusion and a neck injury.Also knocked out a...
05-27-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Skullo

[QUOTE=gcottay;6768845]I've had good* results...

[QUOTE=gcottay;6768845]I've had good* results with UITW, Unscientific Interval Training for Wimps. It's really pretty easy.

This is almost exactly the method I have been using. By the way,...
05-26-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,527
Posted By Skullo

USMC 69-71 Field Wireman Viet Nam 1st...

USMC 69-71
Field Wireman
Viet Nam
1st Battallion 1st Marines
website
1stbn1stmarines.org
03-25-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Skullo

Yes, replaced them both at the same time.

Yes, replaced them both at the same time.
03-25-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Skullo

Speedometer bouncing

The speedometer on my cateye wireless is bouncing back and forth 4 to 5 mph swing and the odmeter is not acurate. sensor location seems ok. Is the battery getting weak? I replaced them less than a...
09-03-07, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,319
Posted By Skullo

At least three. Road, touring and a mountain set...

At least three. Road, touring and a mountain set up for rail trails, with and xtra set of wheels and tires for off road excursions. Also a tandem and about ten others I dont ride.
08-11-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Skullo

WOW! Congrats on the ride. Dogdeville is about...

WOW! Congrats on the ride. Dogdeville is about three or so hours north of me. I have driven those roads a lot , but have not cycled up there yet. I think I can handle it but looks like next year...
Forum: Touring
08-11-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By Skullo

I agree. I only use water in mine and use it four...

I agree. I only use water in mine and use it four to five times a week. I only clean it a couple of times a year. It has never been a problem . I leave the water in it and add new ice and water very...
Forum: Touring
08-11-07, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By Skullo

I ride in rural areas for long distances between...

I ride in rural areas for long distances between water sources. I like cool water. I can carry more water. I carry a sports drink in my water bottles. I also carry food in my jersey pockets. It is...
Forum: Touring
08-10-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By Skullo

When "water on your back with a tube" was...

When "water on your back with a tube" was invented, it was for runners -- and for runners it makes perfectly good sense. For biking, I can't for the life of me understand how it makes the slightest...
08-10-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,879
Posted By Skullo

I belong to the club that thinks that Fuji is one...

I belong to the club that thinks that Fuji is one of the best values in the industry. The closest dealer to me is 40 miles , and being a small shop in a small town he does not stock a bunch of them...
08-10-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Skullo

I have used them for several years and they work...

I have used them for several years and they work good for me. I have maybe two flats a year at about 4500 miles a year. Also use the nashbar house brand. If I had a lot of flats , belive me , I...
07-08-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Skullo

The picture was taken before I lost all the...

The picture was taken before I lost all the weight. I look much better now!
07-08-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Skullo

I apply # 50 sunscreen to the top of my head ,...

I apply # 50 sunscreen to the top of my head , and all other exposed skin .
06-26-07, 05:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,655
Posted By Skullo

No problem riding a century on any bike with the...

No problem riding a century on any bike with the proper preperation . Lots of miles and long rides.I have ridden them on my hard tail mountain bike , though it is custom built for the road . It has...
06-02-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By Skullo

All I can say is, be very careful before...

All I can say is, be very careful before investing in a tandem. I have had one for over five years now and it has not been ridden in over three years. My stoker wants to be captain , but wants to do...
Forum: Touring
05-26-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By Skullo

I have two pairs of shorts from Mt Borah that are...

I have two pairs of shorts from Mt Borah that are very comfy, with a thin chamois that I think is exactly what you are looking for. The ones I have with the thicker padding I find uncmfortable off...
12-23-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,680
Posted By Skullo

I did well over 3500 miles . I never had a set...

I did well over 3500 miles . I never had a set goal, just to ride more. Long ride of 103 miles. I lost almost two months after a bike crash in March that resulted in a concusion and neck injury that...
12-21-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 810
Posted By Skullo

Made up a couple of playlists Bob Seger , Ted...

Made up a couple of playlists Bob Seger , Ted Nugent,Joe Walsh, Led Zepplin.Clapton, Mellencamp, Jackson Browne,Eagles and Metallica to name a few.
12-21-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,298
Posted By Skullo

Retired at 53 after 32 years as a welder. 2 years...

Retired at 53 after 32 years as a welder. 2 years and 4 months.I have not been bored for 1 minute yet.Do it the minute you can manage it , you wont regret it.
12-17-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Skullo

I bought a new (to me) road bike ) Fuji Roubaix...

I bought a new (to me) road bike ) Fuji Roubaix Pro with a ritchey stem that is 100mm center to center. I want to replace with ritchey adjustable stem, They come in 80, 100 and 120 mm. I gave up...
12-17-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Skullo

Stem Length

How does one determine stem length? Is it measured from center to center?
12-12-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,716
Posted By Skullo

see sig

see sig
12-09-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By Skullo

Never been to Lubbock, but have been to Clear...

Never been to Lubbock, but have been to Clear Lake, Iowa. Does that count?
12-03-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Skullo

She was a long time member of the village board...

She was a long time member of the village board here.There are a lot of plaques and benches , trees etc down there in the park dedicated to deceased residents.
12-02-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Skullo

Looks like you had a great time. I live in...

Looks like you had a great time. I live in Hampton directly on the Great River Trail, so the day you did Colona to Albany you went within spitting distance of my house on the river. I walk out my...
11-28-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Skullo

I used a lot of ibupropin til last year when I...

I used a lot of ibupropin til last year when I started getting some stomache irratation. My Dr suggested omega 3 fishoil caps, seems to have helped. It has other benefits as well. I also give the...
09-17-06, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skullo

All I can say then is they they should not call...

All I can say then is they they should not call them cable cuters then.

In my orignal post I said the the park freewheel tool is junk , the ones with the multiple splines and most posters agreed.
09-16-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skullo

Yes they are the Cn -10. I feel I am fairly...

Yes they are the Cn -10. I feel I am fairly profencient with hand tools having spent 31 years as a welder and an assembler plus doing most of my automotive work.Maybe I need mote practice with them....
09-16-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skullo

Yes what I called side cutters are also called...

Yes what I called side cutters are also called dikes. My park cutters make a mess out of the cable housing.
09-15-06, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skullo

[QUOTE The cable cutters work great...

[QUOTE

The cable cutters work great IMO.[/QUOTE]

Mine dont. If you have had yours for 15 years perhaps they are of a better quality or design?
09-15-06, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skullo

Some of the tools are fine, The pedal wrench,...

Some of the tools are fine, The pedal wrench, bottom bracket and crank puller are ok.I fix old bikes from yardsales and that are given to me or picked up in trash and resell them or strip for parts....
09-14-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skullo

The quality of Park Tools

I have a park tools home mechanic set for a couple of years now. I have done my own auto mechanics for years and know the difference between quality tools and junk. The metal is very soft. The...
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