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06-18-06, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By GrannyGear

There's a happy balance between being stretched...

There's a happy balance between being stretched out so much you hyperextend your lower back and having your bars so low you crook your neck ...and being so upright with your hands pulled in that you...
06-18-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By GrannyGear

Nah.....its for the young at heart.....and stands...

Nah.....its for the young at heart.....and stands to reason that the older the body that does it must indicate the younger the heart-----with all the folly, glory, hope, obsession, skinned knees and...
06-18-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By GrannyGear

A second pair of shorts.....in case the laundry...

A second pair of shorts.....in case the laundry doesn't get done-- you don't want to wear the same shorts twice (although everyone's normal crotch bacteria would be delighted at the prospect). ...
06-17-06, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By GrannyGear

A trip to Mexico might cost more....but would...

A trip to Mexico might cost more....but would make you feel sad for the poverty, might cause you to feel the wrath of Montezuma, perhaps put on a few pounds, and be just one more vacation and a faint...
Forum: Foo
06-16-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,964
Posted By GrannyGear

You trendy wannabe's! Go instead for a...

You trendy wannabe's! Go instead for a percolator. The coffee may taste like battery acid but that cheerful chipper perking sound is a guaranteed waker-upper.
06-16-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By GrannyGear

+1. My tidbit: Eat something fairly soon after...

+1. My tidbit: Eat something fairly soon after finishing your ride...it will help with recovery and any blown out feeling you might get that night or the next day. A formal recovery drink like...
06-15-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By GrannyGear

[QUOTE=sauerwald]One way to think about it is...

[QUOTE=sauerwald]One way to think about it is this:

On US freeways, the maximum allowable grade is 3%, so think about the steepest freeway climb you can, it is probably 3%.

QUOTE]

I'm...
06-15-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By GrannyGear

The mutuality here at BF is special.......I have...

The mutuality here at BF is special.......I have a unique impression of most regular posters....this is my cycling version of the corner bar. P8Rider.....we all contribute to each other....your...
06-14-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By GrannyGear

My college student daughter and I left for Santa...

My college student daughter and I left for Santa Cruz last summer--bikes on the roof rack...what fun it would be! A little more than 2 hours away. We'd pedal on the wharf, cruise out on West Cliff...
06-14-06, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By GrannyGear

Yes....with a thick coating of schmaltz. But...

Yes....with a thick coating of schmaltz.

But there is hope. George Hincapie's lovely wife is a former podium girl. Given that Gary and I (who lead a much cleaner life style the G. Diego)...
06-13-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By GrannyGear

The shop wouldn't give you satisfaction with a...

The shop wouldn't give you satisfaction with a replacement brifter or adjustment? That seems a shame.
06-13-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By GrannyGear

Good Lord, John! Actually, I owned and...

Good Lord, John!

Actually, I owned and rode a Rans Tailwind for a year and enjoyed it-- but only as an in-neighborhood bike and after-dinner cruiser. I realize I had only pricked the surface of...
06-13-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By GrannyGear

LOLOLOLO. Perhaps you should borrow Velonomad's...

LOLOLOLO. Perhaps you should borrow Velonomad's term...."SWMBO". Then again, on nights I have cold feet, you are comfortably nestled in. Think of DG and me as the Hugh Hefner's of BF.... while you...
06-13-06, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 851
Posted By GrannyGear

I don't understand. Nobody has replied to my...

I don't understand. Nobody has replied to my post on video gaming. Don't you people have a life? BTW, how did Too Loose lose the Trek?
06-12-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By GrannyGear

I went back to steel because you can bend 'em to...

I went back to steel because you can bend 'em to make them tighter or looser or whatever. And they're cheaper.
06-12-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By GrannyGear

Arm Chair Bike Racing.......Now, Keep an Open Mind

I know we are a bit old for shooting zombies on the kids' PlayStation, but I ran across this:

http://www.cycling-manager.com/pcm2006/english/

This is a pc video game that purportedly puts us in...
06-12-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By GrannyGear

Huzzah! Velonomad. Either you've read the H....

Huzzah! Velonomad. Either you've read the H. Rider Haggerd novel "She", or better, you are a fan of Rumpole. From that smile in her pic, I doubt you've been thrown to the lions very often when...
06-11-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By GrannyGear

Awesome ride jppe...and it is still June. Where...

Awesome ride jppe...and it is still June. Where will this season take us (you)? Who was that domestique for Discovery (I think) who managed to store 16 water bottles on his person and bike to set...
06-11-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By GrannyGear

Nah.......she's smiling because she's thinking of...

Nah.......she's smiling because she's thinking of your negative tests. Great pics, lovely ride......I crave that hairpin.
06-11-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By GrannyGear

Guys, I think DG is shutting us off because we're...

Guys, I think DG is shutting us off because we're getting redundant and he's getting bored checking back.
Harumphh!
06-11-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By GrannyGear

+1/2 to Insight Driver. Triples have been...

+1/2 to Insight Driver. Triples have been helping alpine tourists schlepp their stuff up steep grades for years. True, they are not as machismo and elegant as doubles, and take a bit more care to...
06-10-06, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By GrannyGear

Mono......you're every bit a roadie. Gorgeous...

Mono......you're every bit a roadie. Gorgeous bike right up to the spring loaded Brooks. John Stamsted some years ago rode across Australia on an upright (moustache) bar. Looks like a high mileage...
06-10-06, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By GrannyGear

Mono......you're every bit a roadie. Gorgeous...

Mono......you're every bit a roadie. Gorgeous bike right up to the spring loaded Brooks. John Stamsted some years ago rode across Australia on an upright (moustache) bar. Onroad, offroad......looks...
06-10-06, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By GrannyGear

One distraction from a urinary infection is to...

One distraction from a urinary infection is to not use a saddle but to simply sit on the seatpost. On longer rides it is guaranteed that you will not notice urinary difficulties.
Getting off the...
06-10-06, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By GrannyGear

While reading above about how we're talking about...

While reading above about how we're talking about how much we just talk buying and realize buying isn't really the goal so much as the talking itself, I just realized something looking down at the...
06-10-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By GrannyGear

I used them (PowerGrips) on a Tailwind recumbent...

I used them (PowerGrips) on a Tailwind recumbent for a while. Worked fine. Ironically, they depend on a minor foot twist........kind of like clipless, but more casual and any shoe will do. Good...
06-10-06, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By GrannyGear

DG.....its like women. You can date a little...

DG.....its like women. You can date a little here, date a little there, read self-help books till you go blind, but eventually, you just have to pick one and settle down to being happy realizing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By GrannyGear

Always a compromise between performance and...

Always a compromise between performance and protection. GatorSkins are right in the middle. Few flats but they roll much nicer than Armadillos. Gators are my choice...I ride them frequently.
06-09-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By GrannyGear

Are you confusing the ferrule (a metal cap with...

Are you confusing the ferrule (a metal cap with hole to exit the metal cable and which slips on the end of the plastic cable housing) with the smaller cap called a "cable end" which you put on the...
06-09-06, 10:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By GrannyGear

+1 Baggsy....except that initial ride (although...

+1 Baggsy....except that initial ride (although what else have you got?!) may not always indicate your future with the bike. Amazing how a longer/shorter stem, change in bar width, fool around with...
06-09-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By GrannyGear

Gary, There comes a time when you may go on...

Gary,
There comes a time when you may go on less predictable rides, try new & more challenging terrain...or just go out loooonnnnnnnnggggg. Its late in the day, lactic acid is constipating your...
06-08-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By GrannyGear

Phooie on those purists....besides, jppe, you've...

Phooie on those purists....besides, jppe, you've already beaten most of them! ;)

I admire your resourcefulness in making over Ms. Lite for the long, hard haul. Your knees etc will still be...
06-07-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By GrannyGear

Mozilla Firefox......Kneel and Humble Yourselves Ye Server Afflicted

Whoa.......it's been getting old (apologies to all BF'ers) trying to get on to BF, open some threads, submit a post, etc.

So.......I've been using Mozilla Firefox as my browser lately and I am...
06-07-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By GrannyGear

Thanks DG for asking. I've read, reread, and...

Thanks DG for asking. I've read, reread, and gone to all the links everyone has generously offered up. Given my budget and needs, it looks like (yes, I'm with you abqhudson!) the Canon A530 seems...
06-07-06, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By GrannyGear

LOL....I suspect we'll never quite run out.......

LOL....I suspect we'll never quite run out.... more likely we'll be first replaced by a younger generation of BF'ers who can re-fight clipless vs. platform, steel vs. whatever, etc. We can move on...
06-07-06, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By GrannyGear

Not to leap on tvme, but having spent months with...

Not to leap on tvme, but having spent months with someone dying of smoking-induced lung cancer that metastisized everywhere.............there are few places more grim than an oncology ward, and...
06-07-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By GrannyGear

Congrats DeeGee..........isn't it gratifying how...

Congrats DeeGee..........isn't it gratifying how cycling sends its roots out entwining other parts of your life, your awareness...and your pocketbook. Satisfaction glows in your post. You've earned...
06-04-06, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By GrannyGear

I stand here redfaced and, having take a cold...

I stand here redfaced and, having take a cold shower, cooled down.....I fear for Blackberry however-- unlike me, he's married and shouldn't be noticing his bike's ample enticements.

Wildwood...
06-04-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By GrannyGear

Same for skiing, its that last run of the day...

Same for skiing, its that last run of the day where ligaments get ripped. In cycling, skiing, etc......alertness is down, reflexes are fried, motor control is toast. Crash.
06-04-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By GrannyGear

Ahh, Blackberry, now I know how you threw out...

Ahh, Blackberry, now I know how you threw out your back!
06-04-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By GrannyGear

Echoes of Elegant Cycling....an old "troll".

John E., you'll appreciate this.

The road this morning suddenly changed elevation. My fingers deftly darted to the downtube and with not much more than a caress, sent the chain flying across 3...
06-04-06, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By GrannyGear

Sorry...my lengthy, highly technical, witty and...

Sorry...my lengthy, highly technical, witty and entertaining post somehow didn't make it through the Strait of Hormuz server at BF....and now I forgot what it was. Gotta remember to copy anything I...
06-04-06, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By GrannyGear

When I really need to enforce a recovery ride on...

When I really need to enforce a recovery ride on myself, I head for the trainer in the garage and a netflix on the dvd while I ride.........no winds to buck, no dogs to escape, no lights to beat, no...
06-03-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By GrannyGear

I suspect, Stapfam, that if you begin to really...

I suspect, Stapfam, that if you begin to really road ride regularly, you may well be changing out parts to suit your tastes and use.........see if there are any significant differences in frame...
06-01-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,319
Posted By GrannyGear

[QUOTE=cyclintom] As for Max Heart Rate -...

[QUOTE=cyclintom]

As for Max Heart Rate - don't use those numbers. You absolutely MUST use a heart rate monitor in order to find your max heart rate and you can only do that when you're completely...
06-01-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,319
Posted By GrannyGear

Paulie, you may be whatever you wish, although I...

Paulie, you may be whatever you wish, although I suspect you are far more than you'll admit right here.

My point is that if one wants to seriously improve one's speed, endurance, climbing, etc.,...
06-01-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,319
Posted By GrannyGear

Steve, have you considered using your HRM to...

Steve, have you considered using your HRM to control your training? Checking your morning wake-up pulse to monitor over-training, setting the alarm for a heart rate that meets your goal for those...
05-31-06, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By GrannyGear

It is important for aging people I think to still...

It is important for aging people I think to still feel they are in control of aspects of their life. Nothing makes you feel still vital like cresting a hill, finishing that long ride, pedaling at...
05-30-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By GrannyGear

The couch idea as superiour for fitness seems...

The couch idea as superiour for fitness seems counterintuitive. Plug into a heart rate monitor and it doesn't really matter what you are riding...lightweight roadbike or M-1Abrams mountain...
05-30-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By GrannyGear

Some riders inflate to the highest pressure they...

Some riders inflate to the highest pressure they think their tires will take with the idea in mind that rock hard rolls faster. Maybe on very smooth pavement. I ride on a variety of surfaces...the...
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