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07-06-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,029
Posted By Catweazle

Interesting topic, and I'd suggest that AF is too...

Interesting topic, and I'd suggest that AF is too potentially variable condition for any 'one size fits all' solution. Some folk can be in AF for years and years on end and still function normally,...
07-05-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Hi all, long time no visit. I've at long...

Hi all, long time no visit.

I've at long last edited this to include the section about "What to carry":

Cycling gear and stuff you need to carry (https://www.bikeforums.net/7013352-post7.html)...
08-10-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 987
Posted By Catweazle

Methinks Mikey might be out riding with Mrs....

Methinks Mikey might be out riding with Mrs. Mikey by now. Nevermind. I suspect the ideas posted will help others as well, maybe.
07-24-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Catweazle

Yep! Congrats on the metric! :D ...

Yep! Congrats on the metric!

:D




That too. When I first started using one of these newfangled bike 'pooters I had the thing set to the scheduled settings for my bike and soon found out...
07-24-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Catweazle

cranky old dude I reckon that bike is AWESOME! ...

cranky old dude I reckon that bike is AWESOME!

But hey? That's one helluva lot of security provisions for a bike people are gonna be too embarrassed to try to steal!

:D
07-24-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Catweazle

I'm a 4,376 internet e-year old internet e-wizard...

I'm a 4,376 internet e-year old internet e-wizard who is (according to gamer kiddies anyway) immortal, so that's not gonna happen!



Edit: Thanks, maddmaxx. I did miss that, on the way past :)
07-24-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Catweazle

I'm still waiting for somebody to explain to me...

I'm still waiting for somebody to explain to me what FLAPs are.......
07-24-08, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By Catweazle

Sounds to me like the angle of approach to those...

Sounds to me like the angle of approach to those obstacles was more of a factor, and speed only insofar as it reduced your ability to swing a bit wider and cross the obstacles at a safer angle.

I...
07-24-08, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Catweazle

Makes me wonder why it's in place, then,...

Makes me wonder why it's in place, then, considering the search feature already in VBulletin works just fine!
07-23-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Catweazle

http://pcpowerplay.com.au/forums/images/smilies/ic...

http://pcpowerplay.com.au/forums/images/smilies/icon_surrender.gif


Could somebody please tell me what "FLAPs" means, in this context?



(I'm pretty confident, by the way, that if a bike...
07-23-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Catweazle

Voted "No, nuff said" because all this...

Voted "No, nuff said" because all this categorisation is too complex. Unnecessarily complex. There's only one kinda categorisation I use:


Catweazle
not-Catweazle


I'm a Catweazle (of...
07-22-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,015
Posted By Catweazle

That, and the fact that (for me anyway) 65 marks...

That, and the fact that (for me anyway) 65 marks the crossing of the pension-eligibility line.

We're all only as old as we want to be, and as young as our bodies allow us to be. There was nothing...
07-22-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,065
Posted By Catweazle

:roflmao2: I'm not seeing the...

:roflmao2:






I'm not seeing the same thing Cleave is seeing in the comments made, by the way. I'm simply seeing what could be described as a form of 'snobbery' of sorts, which emanates...
07-22-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,065
Posted By Catweazle

Don't need to. I have plenty enough experience...

Don't need to. I have plenty enough experience in competitive sports to know the difference between formal competition and informal competitiveness.
07-22-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,065
Posted By Catweazle

Of course there's a difference. They're...

Of course there's a difference. They're different *kinds* of racing. Accepting that competitive riding is racing doesn't mean that you're equating it with formal competitive events. You're merely...
07-22-08, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,889
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 365,133
Posted By Catweazle

Yeah, you're right. Thread kinda looks like a...

Yeah, you're right. Thread kinda looks like a wall filled with graffiti tags sprayed on by wobbly old geezers propped up on walking sticks, doesn't it? So no worries. I'll see if I can help! :D
...
07-22-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,065
Posted By Catweazle

Just wanted to emphasize that bit of the previous...

Just wanted to emphasize that bit of the previous post, in case it was missed.
A race is a race. Doesn't have to have formal rules, conditions and arrangements. It's one person trying to beat...
07-20-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,441
Posted By Catweazle

Only because you're trying to understand it all...

Only because you're trying to understand it all in terms of simplistic mathematical formulae, and the human body simply doesn't work that way.

For starters, everybody's weight fluctuates by...
07-20-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Catweazle

The rain is coming in through the door horizontal...

The rain is coming in through the door horizontal on a really cold wind here. I'ma go jump in the truck sometime soon and go visit the Video shop!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 04:30 PM
07-17-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,082
Posted By Catweazle

I'm actually struggling to comprehend some of the...

I'm actually struggling to comprehend some of the figures being thrown about in this thread. If the figures used here are accurate indications of the roads which are prevalent in your country then...
07-17-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Hiya bbbullie, and welcome. It'd be best to...

Hiya bbbullie, and welcome.

It'd be best to pursue your quest for purchasing advice in a new forum thread. You'll attract more and better assistance that way.
07-17-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,082
Posted By Catweazle

^ Agree with that, wholeheartedly. But I...

^

Agree with that, wholeheartedly. But I don't agree that labouring up a hill at 5mph is such a circumstance. Matter of fact, I find very few occasions where I actually have need to 'take the...
07-17-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,082
Posted By Catweazle

mandovoodoo I'm gonna graciously, humbly and...

mandovoodoo I'm gonna graciously, humbly and apologetically concede you that bit about walking in cleats. Describing that as "a breather" was remiss of me, I admit.

:)
07-17-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,082
Posted By Catweazle

Not mine either, maddmaxx, but when I was down...

Not mine either, maddmaxx, but when I was down the city for a period of time recently I took a good look around for bike travel. I was close in to the inner city area, in a section of Melbourne...
07-17-08, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Catweazle

Damn straight! And any 'oldies' hiding...

Damn straight!

And any 'oldies' hiding behind the "young people have the advantage" nonsense perhaps need a swift kick up the posterior. Young people don't have the advantage. People who take...
07-17-08, 01:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,082
Posted By Catweazle

Nope. Sorry. It's the attitude expressed there...

Nope. Sorry. It's the attitude expressed there which is the bigger problem, not the comment made by Tom Bombadil. As maddmaxx indicated, 'better' slower vehicle drivers pull over every now and...
07-15-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,791
Posted By Catweazle

A perhaps interesting aside here. Do women reach...

A perhaps interesting aside here. Do women reach their 'prime' at a different age to men?

We reach our 'peak' for things like sheer speed, agility etc when we're fairly young. But for men, so...
07-14-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,791
Posted By Catweazle

+1 I was wondering what you were upset...

+1

I was wondering what you were upset about, reading through that topic post!

There IS a difference which comes with aging, though, for most of us at least. We more and more come to...
07-11-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By Catweazle

Wrong, chephy. The reason really IS that...

Wrong, chephy.

The reason really IS that people are trying to save outlaying the limited amount of bucks they have to outlay. And those people with a limited amount of bucks and trying to cope...
07-11-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By Catweazle

Thass DEFINITELY what he said, yes! Bizarre,...

Thass DEFINITELY what he said, yes!

Bizarre, isn't it? Of course it's their fault. They sold the s.h.i.t. bike, not you!

Of course, that doesn't really help your wife's pocket any, on account...
07-10-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,680
Posted By Catweazle

Harsh, inaccurate and unnecessary, I'd have...

Harsh, inaccurate and unnecessary, I'd have thought.

Given, of course, that the OP said from the outset that his wife purchased the bike against his advice!
07-09-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 987
Posted By Catweazle

Also lacks advice on HOW to fall: New bike:...

Also lacks advice on HOW to fall:

New bike: Do your best to twist in mid-air so that you land on your back with bike held up in the air and free of scratches and dings.
Old bike: Try your...
07-09-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 987
Posted By Catweazle

There's some basic stuff included in the 'Newbie...

There's some basic stuff included in the 'Newbie Rider' sticky atop the page, particularly in posts #4 and #5

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=438160

You'll also find more discussion...
07-09-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By Catweazle

"Variety is the spice of life." The...

"Variety is the spice of life." The distractions, diversions and annoyances make the ride enjoyable because they make it memorable. Perverse creatures, aren't we?

:lol:
07-09-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Bar height info altered, to correct a shortcoming...

Bar height info altered, to correct a shortcoming pointed out by DnvrFox. Thanks, mate :thumb:
07-08-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,216
Posted By Catweazle

I missed that'n when you posted it. Thanks for...

I missed that'n when you posted it. Thanks for mentioning the thing, because I just read it and I'm glad that I did. I particularly liked this comment, which you made in that thread:



...
07-08-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By Catweazle

I use a long, keyed and reasonably strong cable...

I use a long, keyed and reasonably strong cable lock. It's part of my kit and goes everywhere with me. Slight bit of extra weight and bulk to cart around, but I can have peace of mind wherever I...
07-08-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By Catweazle

Most service station compressors nowadays have...

Most service station compressors nowadays have digital presets which only allow tyres to be inflated to about 60 psi. They won't inflate to a higher pressure than that. That's hardly adequate for...
07-08-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By Catweazle

At that pressure a blowout would make an AWESOME...

At that pressure a blowout would make an AWESOME noise!

:twitchy:

:)
07-08-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By Catweazle

Nic pics, and that looks like an enjoyable event....

Nic pics, and that looks like an enjoyable event. Some genuinely beautiful countryside to be riding through in those images, for sure!

I personally prefer riding solo or with smaller and more...
07-08-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Thoroughly agree. Sure, a good deal of the...

Thoroughly agree. Sure, a good deal of the content has wider relevence, but the posting of it in 50+ gives meaning to its purpose. There's an undercurrent of "What's changed since the 60s/70s?" in...
07-07-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Done and done. Topics are included in the links...

Done and done. Topics are included in the links list.

I'd like to mention that, in writing the above, I've tried my best to stick to the 'factual' info and to what emerged to me as the 'concensus...
07-07-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Catweazle

Hi MrPhil. I wasn't trying or seeking to force...

Hi MrPhil. I wasn't trying or seeking to force an opinion on anyone with that comment above. I was only reflecting upon the scenario in relation to those people for whom 'drugstore reading glasses'...
07-07-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Hi again folks. Quite a few thread views but no...

Hi again folks. Quite a few thread views but no comments? Did I upset you by posting this? I hope not.

Have people perhaps got suggestions about favourite 'informative' threads they think would...
07-07-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Catweazle

1. I have to wonder how many bifocal wearers...

1. I have to wonder how many bifocal wearers could get along fine without them. Since losing her (expensive) bifocals on an outing recently, Mrs. CW has been getting along just fine by using, as I...
07-07-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,113
Posted By Catweazle

Must've been a heated pool :)

Must've been a heated pool :)
07-07-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

I mentioned, the other day in the topic about...

I mentioned, the other day in the topic about stickies, that I'd been thinking about doing this and a few people at least thought it was a good idea.

Over to all of you now. It needs a few...
07-07-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Useful forum links Handlebar choices...

Useful forum links

Handlebar choices (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377981)

Check what other 50+ cyclists use to help alleviate hand and wrist soreness or numbness.

Special...
07-07-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 144,363
Posted By Catweazle

Cycling gear and stuff you need to carry The...

Cycling gear and stuff you need to carry

The more you carry the harder you'll have to work at riding, so 'keep it light' is the best principle. The following are what I'd consider the bare minimum...
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