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05-24-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,293
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I am here! I am back! I never went away, really,...

I am here! I am back! I never went away, really, but autumn deepened into winter and I began riding my bike trainer indoors and turning to other forums and hobbies. I bought a new guitar. I took a...
10-08-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,358
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

The doctor says he'll be here at ten tomorrow...

The doctor says he'll be here at ten tomorrow morning to look at that sore throat.
Get me my charge-a-plate.
Hurry! The bank closes at two o'clock!
This girdle is killing me.
10-04-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 789
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

You sure look great for an old fart. Check out...

You sure look great for an old fart. Check out those calves!
09-27-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,447
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Would rather ride than stand around at a gas...

Would rather ride than stand around at a gas station.
09-26-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I love the bicycle best as a vehicle of...

I love the bicycle best as a vehicle of discovery. That's why I'm drawn to touring, though I haven't done a whole lot -- one big trip, a couple of smaller ones. Hope more are in the future. There's...
09-24-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,447
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

This wasn't a hammer ride -- everyone was fit but...

This wasn't a hammer ride -- everyone was fit but nobody was racing. It was friendly. I wouldn't mind waiting for someone to fix a problem, if it took 10 minutes or so, and if it were my problem, it...
09-23-07, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,447
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

The trouble with group rides

I usually, but not always, ride alone. I enjoy it. I daydream, I work through problems, I just enjoy flying along. I push when I want to, relax when I don't. If I have a breakdown -- which, knock...
09-09-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,127
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Get there a little early next time and spend some...

Get there a little early next time and spend some time adjusting the bike to fit you perfectly. This could take several minutes, as there are up-and-down and back-and-forward adjustments for the...
09-08-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Sandwarrior, sorry about that. I thought you...

Sandwarrior, sorry about that. I thought you worked weekdays. We did this Friday. Next time I will post an upcoming ride here, on the 50+ Forum, and everybody who sees it and can make it is welcome!
09-05-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,464
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I got one last year and really only use it for...

I got one last year and really only use it for longer rides. It's too much to fuss with if I'm doing 10-12 miles. Example: One time I was filling it at the sink and hadn't quite properly attached the...
08-30-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

OK, my real favorite? No contest. New blacktop,...

OK, my real favorite? No contest. New blacktop, baby, smooooth! Wow. Let it set for a week. Perfect.
08-27-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I read about a lady who was way out of shape and...

I read about a lady who was way out of shape and wanted to change things. She started, believe it or not, by walking halfway down her block and back. That was all she could really do. OK. Things...
08-27-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,552
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

About 1957. I'm maybe four. Teenager from down...

About 1957. I'm maybe four. Teenager from down the block goes riding past as I stand in our front yard and he's PEDALING BACKWARDS. The big English bicycle is rolling forward and yet his feet are...
08-17-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,116
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

This brings out my inner Rambo ... I knew a guy...

This brings out my inner Rambo ... I knew a guy who took glass shards and glued them to the back and underside of his car stereo, right where a thief's fingers would grab to yank it out ...
08-14-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

As a kindred avid golfer, this all looks great to...

As a kindred avid golfer, this all looks great to me, jppe! I've played Tucson National as well, and Randolph North and South, and The Gallery, but not Del Lago, I'm afraid. (We have friends in...
07-26-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Yes, DnvrFox hosted a ride not quite two weeks...

Yes, DnvrFox hosted a ride not quite two weeks ago -- fun meeting flesh and blood people behind the avatars!
07-25-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

One of the best bike sites I've ever found on the...

One of the best bike sites I've ever found on the Web regarding fit -- and just about everything else bike-related -- is by a guy named Jim Langley. His advice on how to set your saddle height is the...
07-24-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Way to go! Sand Warrior, indeed! How's that...

Way to go! Sand Warrior, indeed! How's that recumbent?
07-22-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

How's the rest of your health? Anything amiss? Is...

How's the rest of your health? Anything amiss? Is it time for a checkup? Think hard about everything and go see your doctor. Good luck!
07-19-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,499
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the smartest...

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the smartest cyclist of all? The one who has the greatest ability to see ahead, behind and all around, that's who. I've tried three or four and found one I really...
07-16-07, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Heck, you're a youngster! We're all kids on...

Heck, you're a youngster! We're all kids on wheels in this forum...Welcome!
07-15-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Rest up this week! No big rides. Just easy spins,...

Rest up this week! No big rides. Just easy spins, and no riding at all the day before, or is it two whole days of rest? I think I did two. Leave early; the predawn air is so sweet.

Enjoy it to...
07-14-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

One of our, ahem, guests. Not a Bike Forum...

One of our, ahem, guests. Not a Bike Forum member! Dnvr Fox was an excellent ride leader, guiding us fearlessly down (and back up) the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. Bravo!
07-11-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

The really important thing is, has anyone scouted...

The really important thing is, has anyone scouted for pie???
07-09-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,555
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I love it when I'm hot and thirsty. It tastes...

I love it when I'm hot and thirsty. It tastes like #$*&!! if I'm not. And it needs to be really cold. I do notice a difference in how I feel if I drink it, along with water, in hot/dry/physically...
07-05-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,532
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

OK, so I'm crossing the mode-of-transport...

OK, so I'm crossing the mode-of-transport boundary here, but I think it sort of fits in. Once some friends and I were snowshoeing in a beautiful wilderness when we heard the roars of snowmobiles. In...
07-02-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

When my dad let go of the handlebars completely...

When my dad let go of the handlebars completely for the first time and I rode down the street without training wheels, well, that was a moment I will never forget. And she won't, either.
07-02-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I think I'm going to ride hard the day before,...

I think I'm going to ride hard the day before, then stay with her on our rides together. Make it a recovery ride. Great idea. We have fun talking, and that's kind of the point.
07-01-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

When two good friends ride at different speeds

I have this ride I do pretty often with a good friend, and over the past year it's become pretty apparent we have vastly different riding styles. I like to spin comfortably most of the time and then...
06-29-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I'm in!

I'm in!
06-27-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Hmm. Are you saying lunch and a ride or a ride...

Hmm. Are you saying lunch and a ride or a ride and lunch? I ask because the first Saturday of the month is a ride with my Bike Friday club, but we do that in the morning. I think. We've only had one,...
06-26-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I'd love to, but when?

I'd love to, but when?
06-24-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I wear progressive lenses -- basically trifocals...

I wear progressive lenses -- basically trifocals without the lines. Expensive. Dang it. But they are good if you can wear them and you want one pair that covers all three -- distance,...
06-24-07, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

That is one sweet-looking ride. Beautiful paint...

That is one sweet-looking ride. Beautiful paint job. I see that she has brake levers on the crossbar, not just out on the hoods. I think that's a nice way to go with drops. She ought to love this...
06-23-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Didn't fall off my bike

Update. Rode the same route today. Didn't fall off. :)
06-22-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Fell off my bike

I was at the very end (of course) of a 15-mile ride when my front tire caught an edge of the pavement and it went sideways. It seemed like I went over in slow motion. I was going uphill very slowly,...
06-18-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,576
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Good question, farrellcollie. I'd like to know if...

Good question, farrellcollie. I'd like to know if that's true. But what about the Pythagorean Theorem? :)
06-18-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,576
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I didn't mean it would BE springy, you...

I didn't mean it would BE springy, you knuckleheads, but if you VISUALIZED a HYPOTHETICAL bike frame, if you sorta flattened it out that would be relaxed geometry as opposed to sharper angles, i.e.,...
06-18-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,576
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Is this what relaxed geometry means?

The angles of the frame aren't as sharp, right, so if I were to visualize a bicycle frame made of something real springy, like little thin tree branches (stay with me here), and then if I sat on it...
06-17-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 851
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

What are you, crazy? Play golf! Look at...

What are you, crazy? Play golf!

Look at your lede: "I'm tired." And now look at your kicker: "I'm ready for a break."
There's your answer.
06-16-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,951
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Thanks, everybody! Lots of great input and food...

Thanks, everybody! Lots of great input and food for thought. Tomorrow we are going to a couple of bike shops -- I've talked him into that -- and look a bit.
06-13-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,951
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Jamis is looking pretty good.....

Jamis is looking pretty good.....
06-13-07, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,951
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I think he'd be embarrassed to get aboard a...

I think he'd be embarrassed to get aboard a totally upright geezer bike where he can plant his feet flat on the ground while he's in the saddle. Not ready for that. (Not that those aren't fun, too,...
06-13-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,951
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Entry-level road bike for my non-biking husband

OK, I'm the wife and I'm the bike nut in this family. I would like to get hubby back in the saddle to A) lose a few lbs and help his heart and general overall health; B) accompany me on some easier...
06-11-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,108
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

I've had one (3 years ago, at 50), my husband...

I've had one (3 years ago, at 50), my husband just had one, and please take the sedation and just go home and sleep it off. The prep is a drag but the procedure itself is great because the...
06-07-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,305
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Clif Bars, or peanut butter sandwich (organic...

Clif Bars, or peanut butter sandwich (organic natural-type peanut butter on whole-grain bread), sometimes gels but they're icky.
06-07-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

First, get a can of spray paint ... :D

First, get a can of spray paint ... :D
06-03-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

LaLanne born September 1914.

LaLanne born September 1914.
06-03-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

How can you not love Jack LaLanne, who's 912...

How can you not love Jack LaLanne, who's 912 years old -- well, actually, he's well inot his nineties -- and continues to work out and get after it. Go, Jack, go!
06-03-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,038
Posted By Hwy 40 Blue

Red Baron, she was a blonde. And cute. Maybe 25....

Red Baron, she was a blonde. And cute. Maybe 25. (At least all the men in my group clustered around, eager to show off their mechanical skills.)

And Jet Travis, I had initially spelled it...
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