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01-18-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Hondo Gravel

My cool weather bike clothes are good to a temp...

My cool weather bike clothes are good to a temp of 42-43 any lower I stay home. It is blasting hot most of they year down here.
01-18-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Jumpski

Adding mileage slowly is definitely the way to...

Adding mileage slowly is definitely the way to go. When I was stateside anything below 60f was a leg warmer day. Have fun, and be safe!
01-16-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By SpedFast

A lot of states work with clubs that can do fund...

A lot of states work with clubs that can do fund raisers or write grants to generate funding for such projects and basically take on the project with the state doing the over viewing to make sure it...
01-16-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Clyde1820

Good reminder. It's something a lot of people...

Good reminder. It's something a lot of people never do (use such tights/sweats).

Did that myself, in the 1980s and 1990s, when doing performance running and lots of cycling. Under 60ļF...
01-16-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By jppe

Good ride! I’ve ridden once the last couple...

Good ride! I’ve ridden once the last couple weeks. Weather, back issues, birthday celebrations, house projects etc. I wish we had your network of greenways close by.
01-14-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By SpedFast

I wear leggings beneath nylon sweat pants and a...

I wear leggings beneath nylon sweat pants and a balaclava over a sweat band. My windproof riding jacket with just a T underneath has been good enough down to 30į F. Can't stand getting cold but don't...
01-14-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ofajen

Iíve taken to always wearing sweatpants on rides...

Iíve taken to always wearing sweatpants on rides at 60F and below, just to help keep my knees warm. Sometimes my legs get sweaty, but I figure itís good to be cautious. Sorry, thatís really...
01-14-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb:but yeah, knees don't like cold

:thumb:but yeah, knees don't like cold
12-29-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,475
Posted By Elbeinlaw

"Not rocket surgery" But is it brain...

"Not rocket surgery"

But is it brain science?*

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*I have to say, I know both brain surgeons and rocket scientists, and they don't know their thingamajigs from their doohickeys.
12-28-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,475
Posted By big john

It's not rocket surgery.

It's not rocket surgery.
12-26-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By andrewclaus

I agree with and have been living the concept....

I agree with and have been living the concept. I'm not trying to live any longer (heaven forbid!), but trying to live better.

Who knows what will happen if I get there, but I say now that I will...
12-25-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,668
Posted By rsbob

Interesting Article About Cycling and Aging

https://www.roadbikerider.com/three-ages-of-humankind/
12-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop...

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop isn't completely wrong either.

Depending on the bike and the quality of its components, there may be some limitation as to whether or not this can...
12-14-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jppe

Found A New Home

Not my wife but Tank the tandem!! Moving to a smaller place and need the room. It took my wife and me across NC over a week a few years ago so served itís purpose. It was the first time sheíd ever...
12-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Iride01

Trek, Giant, Specialized, Cannondale is sort of...

Trek, Giant, Specialized, Cannondale is sort of like comparing the different brands of automobiles. Just pick the one you like. They all are very good and trusted bike makers for those of us here in...
12-03-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Even at 100 you are still 50+. Stay on the bike....

Even at 100 you are still 50+. Stay on the bike. My blood pressure last week was 110 over 70, the same as when I was 18. I wish cycling was as good for my hair as it seems to be for the rest of me.
11-16-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,622
Posted By andrewclaus

Mr Money Mustache...

Mr Money Mustache (https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/06/13/bicycling-the-safest-form-of-transportation/) says it well. "A bicycle is a money-printing fountain of youth." He also says, the risks of...
11-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,622
Posted By jppe

What motivates you to ride?

Itís taken me some time but Iím pretty much over with the metrics associated with rides anymore. I just donít feel the need to chase speeds, PRís, climbing and distance. I donít even care how many...
11-15-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By stevel610

I am a big fan of getting your current bike tuned...

I am a big fan of getting your current bike tuned up and replacing the tires. If it has 700c wheels scrounge around for some GP5000s which will transform the ride.

Once you decide if you are going...
11-09-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By Digger Goreman

"Smart" phones and dumb users. I commute nearly...

"Smart" phones and dumb users. I commute nearly daily and overall humanity hasn't given me hope on any given day. Just the opposite :(
11-06-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Champlaincycler

Right handed, strong left eye. Left of center...

Right handed, strong left eye. Left of center politically so maybe just hanging on to that for too long. Lots of friends that only see right but they're not cyclists, if only.
10-31-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Iride01

It is an otherwise inexpensive discount store...

It is an otherwise inexpensive discount store bike AFAIK.

If it fits you and you like riding it and it does what you want it to do, then that's really all that matters.
10-11-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,509
Posted By big john

Don't worry about speed or mileage, just get out...

Don't worry about speed or mileage, just get out there and get some saddle time in. Don't forget to take rest days when you get tired.
Try to figure out how to get comfortable on the bike, change...
10-11-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,509
Posted By pepperbelly

It is tough getting back in shape

Iím 63 and retired last summer. Quit smoking 3 years ago and started adding belly.
I have a route through my small town that I have been doing laps on. Itís about 1.7 miles per lap and I had been...
10-10-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By philbob57

The short answer is that I've been happily riding...

The short answer is that I've been happily riding a Selle SMP TRK for 5 years. It's got a lot of padding, but it fits me pretty well.

I started with an Avocet Touring I, which I rode from...
10-05-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Wildwood

I bought my last saddle from a Forum member at: ...

I bought my last saddle from a Forum member at:
rhmsaddles.com

...
10-05-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By eatontkd

Back in my road days, I would have not used a...

Back in my road days, I would have not used a Brooks; "too heavy". But in my elder years, I've found it to be just right, for me. Very comfortable. The "break-in" period wasn't as long as I had...
10-04-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Doug64

This how I have a B17 set up on my touring bike....

This how I have a B17 set up on my touring bike. I have between 6,000 to 8,000 miles of touring on it. It is a comfortable saddle, but is a little fussy to set up. There is not much adjustment room...
10-04-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Sojodave

There are a lot of people on Bikeforums that just...

There are a lot of people on Bikeforums that just love the Brooks saddles. Funny thing, I have never seen a Brooks saddle at any of the bike events I ride. I am tempted to try one, but they are...
10-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By davester

Philbob57 is exactly right. You can only adjust...

Philbob57 is exactly right. You can only adjust the splaying out of the flaps, not the width of the saddle. This serves to reduce sagging of the saddle that occurs due to the weakening of the spine...
10-04-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By late

I find that Brooks to be a little short. I like...

I find that Brooks to be a little short. I like Selle Anatomica a lot. The nose has a pivot so the saddle moves with you. I've tried the one without the cutout, and the magic just isn't there.
...
10-03-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By philbob57

Unless it's changed from my 2015-ish version, You...

Unless it's changed from my 2015-ish version, You can lace the 'wings' tighter or looser, but that's about it in terms of width adjustability. It has the typical Brooks short front-back...
09-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By rydabent

Bike mileage

I got my first recumbent a RANS Tailwind in 2005, retired in 2008 at 70. According to my records I have now ridden the distance around the world at the equator on my bents, both the bike and the...
09-25-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By ZIPP2001

Nice morning Autumn ride

Went out to my favorite playground to roll out a cool crisp 31 mile ride. I was debating on arm and leg warmer but opted to go will knee high socks and bare arms. For me anything in the mid 60's is...
09-18-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By bikemig

My favorite training ride

I reckon most of us have a favorite training ride. Mine is on the Neal Smith trail in Des Moines. It starts in Des Moines and winds north along the Des Moines river. I tend to pick it up just north...
09-06-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By big john

I wish I was 50. Of course, then I would have to...

I wish I was 50. Of course, then I would have to go to work, and that would suck.
09-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By MinnMan

However fast your previous years seem to have...

However fast your previous years seem to have passed, the ones coming up are going to go even faster.
09-05-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,583
Posted By rsbob

Interesting strategy. Dogs do feed off emotion...

Interesting strategy. Dogs do feed off emotion so keeping yourself cool and staring it down makes sense. Will have to try that next time, if I have the nerve.

My dog story: Was heading through...
09-05-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Iride01

Not a failure if you can recognize and correct...

Not a failure if you can recognize and correct the issues. We didn't get to the moon without several failures that we learned from. So too you can just set yourself up to do another attempt and...
09-04-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By PeteHski

You might want to look at Endura bibs. Their high...

You might want to look at Endura bibs. Their high end bibs come in 3 different pad widths. They get good reviews but I havenít used them personally.
09-04-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By canklecat

The appropriate saddle, shorts/bibs padding,...

The appropriate saddle, shorts/bibs padding, etc., all depend on your body, bike design and bike fit. There's no one setup that's right for every bike.

I have very narrow sit bones so I usually...
09-02-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By DiabloScott

I've done a lot of charity rides too, and they're...

I've done a lot of charity rides too, and they're generally fun and rewarding; but I think they market them all wrong. They put on a ride for me to do and in exchange I ask a bunch of friends and...
08-31-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By tigat

Frank: I think your post resonated right away...

Frank: I think your post resonated right away with some and for others it will always be a mystery. I lost an arm at 17. In an almost linear fashion, it led me to coaching adaptive athletics in the...
08-29-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Daniel4

I'm glad you had fun. If you're worried...

I'm glad you had fun.

If you're worried about all the food you ate, just turn off the motor and do some pedalling until you can't.
08-27-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By Dudelsack

Gee whiz. Every day is a gift. ...

Gee whiz.

Every day is a gift.

Everything is a gift.

Iíve had an easy life.

But I want more. Much more.
08-26-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By dmanthree

I've raised tens of thousands for cancer...

I've raised tens of thousands for cancer treatment and research riding hard in the PMC. Could be the reference; charity rides.
08-26-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,214
Posted By Ferguron

First 75 Mile Ride

I am 52 years old.

Just as I was approaching 50 I went to a mandatory health screening for my jobÖand got a number of bad pieces of information - high blood pressure, most notably. I was scared...
08-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By gobicycling

I also do a tremendous amount of weight lifting,...

I also do a tremendous amount of weight lifting, stretching and other resistance exercises. The other day I did 85 push-ups in 3 minutes, including a couple of rest stops. Stretching and resistance...
08-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Whenever I hear somebody talking about 'modest'...

Whenever I hear somebody talking about 'modest' athletic achievements, I like to compare them to the rest of the world population. For instance, you only swam for 45 minutes, walked for 1.5 mi and...
08-25-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By gobicycling

You are most welcome. Please let me know what you...

You are most welcome. Please let me know what you do and how it goes.
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