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04-16-11, 07:21 PM
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Posted By old

Very nice ride!!! But... be careful, when...

Very nice ride!!!

But... be careful, when Phil85207 says "ride the dickings out of it" he really means it, just take a look at one of his recent GPS ride stats...
04-14-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By old

Yes, I regularly take my 20lb Dachsund/Beagle for...

Yes, I regularly take my 20lb Dachsund/Beagle for bike rides. When he was younger he'd run alongside for a mile or so and then we'd take a break, have a drink of water, perhaps share a snack too,...
04-14-11, 01:18 PM
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Posted By old

24 gray, windy, and cold miles today. :giver: ...

24 gray, windy, and cold miles today. :giver:

The day started sunny (with ice on the birdbath) but I had my piano tech. here and wanted to have him work on a particular issue before I left the...
04-13-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By old

At least 306; that is what I've measured on the...

At least 306; that is what I've measured on the road bike. I don't have a cyclocomputer on the mtn. bike which does see a bit of use, nor have I counted all the hours on the stationary trainer or...
04-12-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,595
Posted By old

Clips with straps on my 20+ year old mountain...

Clips with straps on my 20+ year old mountain bike and spd "clipless" on the younger road bike.
04-12-11, 03:33 PM
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Posted By old

Yesterday was pretty much a rest day of only 4...

Yesterday was pretty much a rest day of only 4 miles on the mountain bike to the post office and bank, with rain chasing me home.

Today was partly sunny and I was able to cover 37 miles at a...
04-10-11, 08:12 PM
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Posted By old

20 mile recovery ride this evening, after getting...

20 mile recovery ride this evening, after getting whupped on yesterday's 35. I was still pretty tight in the neck and shoulders this morning and did not think I'd be able to work the kinks out...
04-09-11, 02:17 PM
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Posted By old

35 hilly miles today out and back. Good ride but...

35 hilly miles today out and back. Good ride but I'm whupped!. There was no noticeable wind on the out-leg but once I made the turn-around sure enough there was a headwind. At one point on the way...
04-03-11, 02:56 PM
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Posted By old

It's been a month since I managed to get in a...

It's been a month since I managed to get in a decent ride. First, I was away to Mexico for some R & R without a bike, though I did manage to swim 1500 meters each day :thumb: Then, the day after I...
02-27-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,235
Posted By old

We've sure seen a lot of your new white bike,...

We've sure seen a lot of your new white bike, with all its fancy components and decals. Now its time for some ride pics. Get em posted post haste!
02-26-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By old

Enjoy the time with your son while you still can....

Enjoy the time with your son while you still can. You two are different people at different stages of life. Your son wants to ride together - priceless!
02-26-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By old

Sounds like you think you've won. ;) Enjoy the...

Sounds like you think you've won. ;) Enjoy the bachelor time while you can.

Here, we just had 13+ inches of snow. And, if I multiplied last night's temperature by six Celsius would be colder...
02-25-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By old

COD, take that mini-vacation. Be glad you are...

COD, take that mini-vacation. Be glad you are at a point in life when you can take it. I'm sure glad I can take mine starting next Fri. Mother-in-law has been leaving for the last 3+ months and...
02-24-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 12,322
Posted By old

This thread is closing in on 14 pages; that's...

This thread is closing in on 14 pages; that's quite a lot of "grist for the mill." But my brother the "southpaw" might not think so.
02-24-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By old

I'll ride in 90 degrees too when July gets here...

I'll ride in 90 degrees too when July gets here and I've gradually acclimated. But, going from around freezing here in Spokane,WA to 90F in Mexico would put me in the hospital if I tried biking. I...
02-23-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By old

She wants me to have a vacation where it is warm...

She wants me to have a vacation where it is warm and sunny because she thinks I'm a great guy (at least after the last few months). She has to work; I'm retired. She bikes, just not as much or when...
02-23-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 941
Posted By old

I'll volunteer to be the pie QA tester, having...

I'll volunteer to be the pie QA tester, having worked in a bakery/pastry shop for a couple years should be sufficient credential.

Entries may be submitted at any time.:lol:
02-23-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,203
Posted By old

I remember, back in the mid/late 80's, reading...

I remember, back in the mid/late 80's, reading about a women's NORBA champion that won without a saddle for the last 25 or so miles of the championship race. Her seat post broke and somehow she had...
02-23-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By old

I've chosen a destination. After sending out...

I've chosen a destination. After sending out multiple inquiries to friends, family, and others the choices were mid-California, Tucson, Albuquerque, Austin, and Mexico.

Family in Albuquerque...
02-23-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By old

:thumb::thumb::thumb: "Kids these days..."...

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

"Kids these days..." :thumb:
02-23-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By old

Lots of enticing suggestions here, Thank you. ...

Lots of enticing suggestions here, Thank you.

One of the criteria is that I don't want to have to rent a car. Also, being a single-car household I would not want to leave my wife without by...
02-22-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 12,322
Posted By old

Got another couple oldies from the dusty recesses...

Got another couple oldies from the dusty recesses of my aged cranium: "The jig is up" and "Here's the jig".
02-22-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By old

I'm thinking either the 2nd or 3rd week of March...

I'm thinking either the 2nd or 3rd week of March would be good. That will give me time to plan the trip, make reservations, plan cycling routes, and find any club/group rides I can join.

The...
02-22-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By old

biking vacation?

Here's the jig:

My mother-in-law has been dying of cancer this winter. She just passed and now my wife thinks I've earned lots of credit for being such a supportive husband.

HER SUGGESTION: ...
02-22-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By old

Ocean35, thank you for posting this. I had...

Ocean35, thank you for posting this. I had forgotten about aqua-cycling but the photos wakened those memories. I was living in Scotland when Yvon rode Cherbourg-Poole and remember reading about the...
02-19-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 941
Posted By old

Will ride for pie on March 7 Actually, I'll...

Will ride for pie on March 7

Actually, I'll bake a pie before riding so that I'll know its waiting at home. Only problem may be that it might not be much of a ride to get to the pie. Does around...
02-19-11, 08:37 PM
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Posted By old

Yes. 45 miles today with a club ride. Sunny but...

Yes. 45 miles today with a club ride. Sunny but cold at the start, right around the freezing point. Also, there was a pretty stiff headwind for the first half; NOAA said gusts to the upper 20s. ...
02-18-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By old

Laid back in the la-z-boy (all the way back),...

Laid back in the la-z-boy (all the way back), with a fire dancing through the woodstove's glass front, having just finished a plate of homemade spaghetti & pesto with a huge garden salad, listing to...
02-16-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By old

Burr, don't get me wrong. I certainly appreciate...

Burr, don't get me wrong. I certainly appreciate the technology, take Phil's Garmin mapping/gps (my programming career) for example. The connectivity in our lifetime is amazing. I just don't fancy...
02-16-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 12,322
Posted By old

I don't remember if this has been mentioned but: ...

I don't remember if this has been mentioned but: "one man's medicine is another man's poison" doesn't seem quite kosher in this pc era.
02-16-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By old

Perhaps there are lessons we missed learning when...

Perhaps there are lessons we missed learning when younger, getting another chance to learn them can be a double edged sword, but at least it is a chance to learn. Suggestion for you Pinerider, gift...
02-16-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By old

It is pretty amazing how that 'Kid again' feeling...

It is pretty amazing how that 'Kid again' feeling can show up unexpectedly. Take Burr's Polar cs200000cadxxx47r19 programming:rolleyes: for example. After a career in programming that's the last...
02-15-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,914
Posted By old

CraigB: I like that you are smiling in the...

CraigB: I like that you are smiling in the photo, shows you are enjoying yourself. Or.... Is that a grimace???
02-15-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By old

"Triplets of Belleville" Yes, my wife and I...

"Triplets of Belleville" Yes, my wife and I enjoyed that immensely; thanks for the reminder. We'll get it from the library. But, I don't fancy being chained to the machinery that way.

Isn't the...
02-14-11, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By old

A kid, again!

I've spent most of the winter indoors on a stationary trainer (fluid) gradually climbing the gears. It was getting kind of old, like my attitude. There have been less than a dozen days riding...
02-12-11, 06:50 PM
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Posted By old

38 miles today despite a stiff headwind for the...

38 miles today despite a stiff headwind for the first half. Saw only one other cyclist. Overcast and temps in the upper 40's which was nice for my toes, they usually get pretty cold.:)

First...
02-10-11, 08:54 PM
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Posted By old

21 miles today at an easy pace; its a recovery...

21 miles today at an easy pace; its a recovery day from yesterday's trainer session of steady state intervals. Sunny but chill with some wind today, probably up to the mid 30's. Rode pavement...
02-07-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By old

I feel your pain ... a little bit. It snowed...

I feel your pain ... a little bit. It snowed here last night and today was to be a road ride for me. Instead, I'll take out my frustration by riding intervals indoors.:notamused:

When I was a...
02-07-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,641
Posted By old

My road and mtn. bikes reside in the exercise...

My road and mtn. bikes reside in the exercise room with the weights and lifting bench, cross and backcountry skis, camping gear, climbing gear, and library overflow bookcases. This is also where I...
02-05-11, 04:16 PM
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Posted By old

Spokane = Washington. But really more like north...

Spokane = Washington. But really more like north Idaho than the Seattle side.
02-05-11, 04:02 PM
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Posted By old

36 miles today once the temp. rose above...

36 miles today once the temp. rose above freezing. The roads were bare and dry though lots of grit/debris on the shoulders. Saw the first other cyclist at about 8 miles out and then once I reached...
02-04-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,290
Posted By old

Another speculative theory

Forums can gobble up a significant amount of one's time, especially when one's spouse has assigned chores that one keeps putting off.

"Sorry dear, I'll just finish this post. Oh" and I've got a...
02-03-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,949
Posted By old

2011 goals

I have a few, some more definite than others.

1. ride my first organized century (after more than four decades of riding), already registered :thumb:
2. ride my first personal century
3. lose 35...
01-22-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 12,322
Posted By old

Depression era frugality anyone? Dad: "Got a...

Depression era frugality anyone?

Dad: "Got a new phone book today, take the old one to the outhouse when you go"
01-22-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,504
Posted By old

testing solutions update...

Hi all,

I'm still testing your suggestions and finding some interesting results, (interesting to me at least).

First thing is that I've been spending about an hour and 20 minutes on the bike...
01-08-11, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,997
Posted By old

I've been working on designs for two...

I've been working on designs for two bike/pedestrian path sweepers that can be towed by bicycles. Both would be mounted on the belly of a B O B trailer (Ibex model trailer might be better with its...
01-08-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,504
Posted By old

Yup, still here. Been reading up on the...

Yup, still here. Been reading up on the suggestions, measuring, doing more reading research, trying different positions, testing all this out, and trying to take notes as to what each change produces...
Forum: Introductions
01-06-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By old

Hi 10Wheels, thanks for the suggestion, will do. ...

Hi 10Wheels, thanks for the suggestion, will do.

Hyvä päivä Juha, studded tires are worth considering here and are catching on lately. Years ago I fiddled about with chains and home-made studded...
01-06-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,504
Posted By old

Hi everyone, thanks for the input on this issue. ...

Hi everyone, thanks for the input on this issue.
Here are the main points I get from this so far:

1. Core strength can definitely be improved - excellent suggestion!
2. Spenco gloves might help...
01-06-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,504
Posted By old

A bit more info might clarify the situation here....

A bit more info might clarify the situation here.

My last three bikes (two of which I still have) have all been fit to me by three different LBS owners taking measurements, angles, etc. A...
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