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06-26-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,140
Posted By Gnosis

Lordy, how did you get to be 54 only once; were...

Lordy, how did you get to be 54 only once; were you in a coma? :p I was 54-years-old 365 times… it was for an entire year. :D
06-15-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Gnosis

Even if I COULD ride one of those one-wheeled...

Even if I COULD ride one of those one-wheeled critters if given the opportunity (though I’d wager that I couldn’t without considerable practice and accompanying face plants), I’m fairly certain my...
04-27-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gnosis

Just last week I witnessed a road biker fall over...

Just last week I witnessed a road biker fall over while stopped at a red light for more than 20 seconds. He took his humiliating fall in stride by laughing it off (realistically, what better option...
04-06-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,634
Posted By Gnosis

I’m getting old and forgetful; people should...

I’m getting old and forgetful; people should simply be glad that I still remember to put some manner of pants on before I go out riding. :p
Forum: Commuting
03-04-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By Gnosis

Yikes! At those temperatures, the problem "biking...

Yikes! At those temperatures, the problem "biking naked" becomes major shrinkage. :lol:
03-03-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,888
Posted By Gnosis

As a noun, “gnosis” can mean “knowledge of...

As a noun, “gnosis” can mean “knowledge of spiritual truths/mysteries.” This is the manner of its usage in my case. I’ll refrain from elaborating as to how the name came to me (trust me, you’d never...
03-03-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,888
Posted By Gnosis

Being that I stated that I’ve never watched it;...

Being that I stated that I’ve never watched it; how would I know if the movie was in some manner synonymous with my screen name/handle? Even the brief description of the movie’s theme—“A small-town...
03-02-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,888
Posted By Gnosis

I've never watched it.

I've never watched it.
02-26-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,458
Posted By Gnosis

What did the two have in common? The shotgun...

What did the two have in common? The shotgun provided the means to protect your bike! :lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,878
Posted By Gnosis

I have numerous cementless patches (from Park...

I have numerous cementless patches (from Park Tools) that have been holding air perfectly for the past 4+ years now. That hardly makes them a “temporary” patch.
02-23-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By Gnosis

I bought a 5-speed bike that had one of those...

I bought a 5-speed bike that had one of those gear shifts! Back then it was described thusly: “That’s totally BOSS, man!” :lol:
02-18-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,920
Posted By Gnosis

Coincidentally, I was just thinking about my old...

Coincidentally, I was just thinking about my old paper route last night!

I delivered “The Bulletin” (which eventually folded). I made 2 cents per daily paper and 6 cents per the Sunday paper. I...
02-17-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,839
Posted By Gnosis

While riding my bike, I’ve encountered quite a...

While riding my bike, I’ve encountered quite a few good sized snakes crossing the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) which runs beside the river for many miles. I’ve always managed to steer around them...
02-06-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,037
Posted By Gnosis

My 2012 Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail came equipped...

My 2012 Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail came equipped with Bontrager AT-550 36-spoke wheels. The bike and wheels now have 3,927 miles on them and I’ve never had any spoke failures. I use the bike for...
02-06-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By Gnosis

Ditto. The descent is the reward!

Ditto. The descent is the reward!
02-04-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,423
Posted By Gnosis

Patch.

Patch.
02-02-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gnosis

Today was the first opportunity I’ve had to ride...

Today was the first opportunity I’ve had to ride since our big snowfall here in southeastern Pennsylvania. I was hoping to head to Valley Forge, PA and back as I often do (a 55 mile ride), but I made...
02-02-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Gnosis

My bikes are surely my fountain of youth. They...

My bikes are surely my fountain of youth. They brought me back from the severity of my heart attack (incurred at age 53, but I wasn’t well enough to attempt bicycling until age 20 months later in mid...
02-01-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,860
Posted By Gnosis

All of my bikes (now a total of 6) are equipped...

All of my bikes (now a total of 6) are equipped with platform pedals. They’ve suited me just fine even on my longest mountain rides (200 & 250 miles).

However, there are times when I’d like to...
02-01-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Gnosis

UniGeezer, if I can ever traverse the distance of...

UniGeezer, if I can ever traverse the distance of the states (and I’d like to someday via bicycle), I’d gladly give you a shout.

Every time I watch your unicycling videos, I find myself...
02-01-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gnosis

Happy 60th oldnslow2. I’ll be turning 60...

Happy 60th oldnslow2.

I’ll be turning 60 in a couple months and I’m also in far better shape than I was at age 50, thanks to bicycling. :thumb:
01-30-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Gnosis

Roughly 10 to 19 pounds is somewhat lighter than...

Roughly 10 to 19 pounds is somewhat lighter than I’d have guessed. In any case, you make unicycling appear so natural, easy, and fun, which is saying something at your 60 years of age. (I turn 60 in...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Gnosis

:lol:

:lol:
01-27-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Gnosis

As always UniGeezer, your videos are a hoot to...

As always UniGeezer, your videos are a hoot to view.

I honestly can’t imagine myself going 18 MPH on a unicycle (foreseeing myself doing a horribly disfiguring face-plant). You, however, make it...
01-27-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,565
Posted By Gnosis

:lol:

:lol:
01-08-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,978
Posted By Gnosis

Bill, I love upgrading (though my preference is...

Bill, I love upgrading (though my preference is upgrading inexpensive mountain bikes). I couldn’t be happier for you! Enjoy the upgrade process (I always do, that’s half the fun). :)
12-24-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Gnosis

Merry Christmas to all from southeatern...

Merry Christmas to all from southeatern Pennsylvania. :)
12-21-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By Gnosis

:lol:

:lol:
12-19-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,576
Posted By Gnosis

My prior highest annual mileage was accomplished...

My prior highest annual mileage was accomplished in 2012 via 2,259 miles. Each year since I commenced riding in 2011 at age 55 (which was 20 months after my near fatal heart attack at age 53); I’ve...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,160
Posted By Gnosis

I significantly superseded my mileage goal and...

I significantly superseded my mileage goal and I’m currently at 4,261 annual miles for 2015, most of which miles were racked up via my portly mountain bikes. I more than doubled last year’s 2,027...
12-17-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,724
Posted By Gnosis

If I can’t take them with me, then I’ve opted out...

If I can’t take them with me, then I’ve opted out of dying. :p
12-17-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By Gnosis

In essence, that's what I was thinking.

In essence, that's what I was thinking.
12-17-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Gnosis

As usual UniGeezer, you’re videos are enjoyable...

As usual UniGeezer, you’re videos are enjoyable to view (made me smile from start to finish) and your unicycling is awesome, regardless of your 60 years! You make riding that trail appear easier than...
12-14-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Gnosis

I’d stick with the triple, but that’s good for...

I’d stick with the triple, but that’s good for me. You have to decide what’s best for you. I'm a triple oriented rider and find they provide the best overall gearing.
12-14-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By Gnosis

:lol:

:lol:
12-14-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By Gnosis

:lol:

:lol:
12-14-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,990
Posted By Gnosis

I concur. Keep the hybrid and additionally...

I concur. Keep the hybrid and additionally purchase a lightweight road bike. This way you'll have a bike which best suits two different terrains and you'll be able to chose which bike to ride based...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By Gnosis

I was bicycling home in rush hour traffic...

I was bicycling home in rush hour traffic yesterday and was easily able to beat traffic home. I’d never again drive a car in that kind of traffic; bicycling is the way to go!
11-12-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,191
Posted By Gnosis

I actually enjoy when someone drafts me. It's...

I actually enjoy when someone drafts me. It's incentive to keep a good pace and if they pass, it's an even greater challenge to keep their pace. I really don't care if someone fails to annouce...
11-10-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,724
Posted By Gnosis

:lol:

:lol:
11-10-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,724
Posted By Gnosis

You and I actually have several things in common,...

You and I actually have several things in common, but I have two sisters (neither of which I’ve heard from for decades) and neither are worth the oxygen atoms they bond to carbon atoms. :lol:
11-09-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By Gnosis

Ditto. :)

Ditto. :)
11-06-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Gnosis

RICO, this isn't intended as killjoy to your...

RICO, this isn't intended as killjoy to your current method of resolving the brake squeal issue. Just something to ponder and be watchful thereof…

For the infrequent slow-down or stop from flat...
11-04-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By Gnosis

I have to go with RIDE! The leaves should be the...

I have to go with RIDE! The leaves should be the least of anyone's worries.
10-30-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,194
Posted By Gnosis

I’ve found that even the cheapest SRAM...

I’ve found that even the cheapest SRAM Gripshifters provide accurate shifting however, the cheapie Gripshifters invariably require an inordinate amount of force to make those shifts, so they’re not...
10-29-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,268
Posted By Gnosis

I almost hate to say it, but I’m weenieless! :lol:

I almost hate to say it, but I’m weenieless! :lol:
10-29-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,769
Posted By Gnosis

I concur 100%; the OP most definitely didn’t...

I concur 100%; the OP most definitely didn’t “hydroplane” at that low speed.
10-19-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Gnosis

You’ll have to excuse me, but knowing firsthand...

You’ll have to excuse me, but knowing firsthand how headstrong most women are; I find it somewhat difficult to fathom that a grown woman concerns herself with the “negative comments/raised eyebrows”...
10-17-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By Gnosis

Several years ago, I lost a several week old...

Several years ago, I lost a several week old Bontrager Flare 1 taillight just several miles into my ride. I retraced my route but never found that new taillight. To my dismay, its price had risen $5,...
10-14-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Gnosis

The 32% grade (a 17.74 degree incline) of Fargo...

The 32% grade (a 17.74 degree incline) of Fargo Street looks absolutely brutal, but I’d LOVE to assail it!

The steepest I’ve had available in my general vicinity is a 19.3% grade which I had no...
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