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05-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,615
Posted By JohnDThompson

Do what you've got to do. Riding a goofy looking...

Do what you've got to do. Riding a goofy looking bike is still infinitely better than not riding.
05-28-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,615
Posted By terrymorse

That's silly. High-end road bikes are made for...

That's silly. High-end road bikes are made for people of any age who ride athletically. The bikes are optimized for going fast and handling well.
05-28-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,615
Posted By shelbyfv

You think?:foo:

You think?:foo:
05-28-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,898
Posted By PeteHski

IME with tyre manufacturers they usually...

IME with tyre manufacturers they usually recommend pressures on the high side (sometimes hugely so) simply because they are less likely to have failures that way. Anyway I bet your current setup...
05-26-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,615
Posted By Lazyass

Sitting upright like that actually hurts me more,...

Sitting upright like that actually hurts me more, it puts more weight on your lower back and sitbones.
05-25-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,898
Posted By bfaIllini

Love the Steadyrack! I own a few and love them. ...

Love the Steadyrack! I own a few and love them.

I apologize if I came off as a know it all. Whatever works for you is the best for sure.
There is a definite acceptance now, even amongst pros,...
05-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By tigat

Bite Off More Than I Can Chew Update

About a year ago, I started a thread on my decision to sign up for a brand new event, the CO2UT Desert Gravel ride that started in Colorado, ventured into Utah and came back again, all on winding...
05-22-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,374
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Posted By OldTryGuy

Didn't have my first cup of coffee until I was...

Didn't have my first cup of coffee until I was 65.5yo and it was a double espresso. Did nothing for me but tasted fine so I had more and haven't stopped.



7 weeks from today, if I live that...
05-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,388
Posted By Trsnrtr

Near the end of todayís metric century. Iím going...

Near the end of todayís metric century. Iím going to need a 70+ jersey in a couple weeks!

...
05-19-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,898
Posted By terrymorse

125 psi in a 25 mm tire? Gee, that sounds...

125 psi in a 25 mm tire?

Gee, that sounds quite high.

Michelin recommends for a 25 mm tire a pressure range of 73-102 psi, dependent on the cyclist's weight:

...
05-18-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By McBTC

Saving for anterior anthroplasty before I'm 73......

Saving for anterior anthroplasty before I'm 73...

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Found some...
05-18-21, 09:21 AM
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Posted By 10 Wheels

79 y/o ...

79 y/o
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05-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,885
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76 and alternate resistance work (free...

I'm 76 and alternate resistance work (free weights and resistance bands) with cycling. Weather in Wyoming often limits riding so I focus on resistance on days too windy/cold/wet for a comfortable...
05-01-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,224
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Just got my MRI (separate hip and back MRI's). I...

Just got my MRI (separate hip and back MRI's). I see the orthopedic doc in 5 days but I was able to see the radiologist's comments. In a nutshell there was not much apparent (soft tissues or bone) on...
04-30-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By yrrej

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Hey, i am 82 and used my age as an excuse to buy a...
04-25-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By jleeg

I did it. I didnít go far from my Merlin, though...

I did it. I didnít go far from my Merlin, though Iím back to steel.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,002
Posted By caloso

I like it in a big group ride or a race when I...

I like it in a big group ride or a race when I might not be able to see people stop pedaling further up the line.
04-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By zandoval

Spinal stenosis is a bugger for sure! You...

Spinal stenosis is a bugger for sure!

You have changes evident on MRI/CT. That is significant. Be sure to learn as much about your diagnosis as possible. You need to be able to tell...
04-22-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,388
Posted By ultrarider7

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I'm the one not working.
04-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,388
Posted By donheff

I have been fooling around with drawing on my new...

I have been fooling around with drawing on my new iPad mini. Here is a self portrait using a recent photo as a guide.
...
04-12-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,938
Posted By Cheez

Overtaking Other Bike Riders and Scooter Riders

Guys,
I ride both my old Raleigh M80 mountain bike and Trek 1400 road bike. I mostly ride on the road on the shoulder lane or bike lane. Once a while I run into other bike riders. I virtually always...
04-07-21, 08:51 AM
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Posted By dr1445

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hi; had bad knees for years, reduced my riding in 2018 to 5 miles, right knee...
04-06-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Kubotafan

The bike I am getting is a step through frame and...

The bike I am getting is a step through frame and a flat foot design so I should be able to get proper seat height and have proper leg extension and still good balance when stopping. It has seven...
04-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By dmanthree

Thanks! The shot is on the 15th, and my fingers...

Thanks! The shot is on the 15th, and my fingers are crossed. Got to just trust the docs at this point, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By Seattle Forrest

[/list] The guy in the gcn video was going a...

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The guy in the gcn video was going a lot faster than that, and leaning into corners. Probably the numeric limits are the work of lawyers?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By chaadster

It was never flat-proof. With Airliner,...

It was never flat-proof.

With Airliner, though, you could ditch the emergency flat repair kit altogether. No plugs, no CO2. Rely on the sealant for most puncture repair, and then the Airliner for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,629
Posted By colnago62

If you had a power meter on your outdoor rides...

If you had a power meter on your outdoor rides you would notice your variability numbers would be higher than indoor.
03-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By jleeg

Frame is purchased. Awaiting wheels and gruppo....

Frame is purchased. Awaiting wheels and gruppo. No giveaways so stay tuned!
03-25-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,634
Posted By rsbob

I always give a wave to drivers that cross the...

I always give a wave to drivers that cross the line to give me room. Call it reinforcement
03-25-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,634
Posted By takenreasy

Thanking car drivers for stopping at stop signs...

Thanking car drivers for stopping at stop signs and red lights.
03-21-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By afm199

I'm 75 and just got my first full carbon 17 pound...

I'm 75 and just got my first full carbon 17 pound bike. It is in addition to my old (2014) aluminum frame road bike. I'm looking at a sub 17 pound ride to replace that, but honestly love the upgraded...
03-11-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,425
Posted By scottfsmith

I think anyone would prefer a new $10K road bike...

I think anyone would prefer a new $10K road bike over an old endurance bike ;)

In the end I think it comes down to how stiff and inflamed your joints are. Like the OP I can't touch my toes and...
02-26-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,388
Posted By trekmogul

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02-26-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,388
Posted By GlennR

Heading out for my 65th birthday ride.... 24*F. ...

Heading out for my 65th birthday ride.... 24*F.
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02-21-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By Inusuit

At 75, I bought a NOS 2013 Specialized Tarmac...

At 75, I bought a NOS 2013 Specialized Tarmac Elite. Had been riding a 1985 Diamondback Ascent. Of course the difference was amazing.

Some of the best advice I received was "How old would you be...
02-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By Iride01

For many years there is one particular much older...

For many years there is one particular much older guy I see quite often while riding. Sometimes he is on a regular bicycle, sometimes a tandem bike with another, sometimes he is on a recumbent trike...
02-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I...

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I think, based on my experience. I have ridden a recumbent once, briefly. I'm 68 (though age is not a critical factor, in my opinion) and I ride pavement...
02-12-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,318
Posted By Iride01

I use SPD on a road bike too. My advice is to...

I use SPD on a road bike too. My advice is to always clip out anytime you are coming to an intersection where you might have to stop. Even if you have the right-of-way. You don't want to find...
02-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By yrrej

Well I am over eighty years old and bought a Vado...

Well I am over eighty years old and bought a Vado SL 5.0 last September and already have over thousand miles on the rascal, go for it....
02-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By Outback Cayucan

Do it! Six years ago in May was my first ride on...

Do it! Six years ago in May was my first ride on my Carl Strong Custom Blend steel road bike (Di2 Ultegra). After years of fantasizing and research I remain entirely pleased and expect you will be....
02-08-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By bfaIllini

69 1/2 yrs old. Bought a 2020 Specialized Roubaix...

69 1/2 yrs old. Bought a 2020 Specialized Roubaix when moved to Boulder 2 yrs ago and realized I needed hydraulic disc brakes for all the hill/mountain descents. Went over the handlebars at 35 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,033
Posted By tenniscyclist

Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned a lot...

Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned a lot from your posts.

I have enjoyed pushing myself hard to attempt to stay with the group, but I guess I never really had a chance to keep up given...
02-06-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By JanMM

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was...

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was still 70! Rode it today in the upper 20's, a day after I got my 2nd covid-19 vaccination. A sore arm? No problem!
...
02-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By decotriumph

I'm 70 and I picked up one of these today - 2021...

I'm 70 and I picked up one of these today - 2021 Kona Lava Dome - from Trailhead Bicycles in Huntsville, AL....
02-05-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By big john

If you have enough , why not have it all?

If you have enough , why not have it all?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By topflightpro

You're probably more of the target market for an...

You're probably more of the target market for an S-Works Roubaix than anyone else. Generally, young racers don't have the money for fancy frames like Masters riders/racers.

An S-Works frame will...
01-31-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,148
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys...

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys in my bike club that are 80 - this year I guess they'd be 81. They call themselves the "40 club" since they were all born in 1940. The slowest rides...
01-23-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,463
Posted By reverborama

Haters gonna hate. I can think of a couple of...

Haters gonna hate. I can think of a couple of good uses I would have for a bike like this. For instance, my commute, back when we all went into the office, is 26 miles each way by bike. It's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,310
Posted By pcunite

Welcome to the forum. You have an exciting ride...

Welcome to the forum. You have an exciting ride lined up! A friend of mine is getting into cycling too and its exciting to help others out. Things you need to buy before an extended solo ride:

*...
01-23-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,463
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, the cockpit is a work in progress, the OEM...

Yes, the cockpit is a work in progress, the OEM flat bar is insufficient. However, the add-on grips and aero bars I'm now trying might not stay. What would be ideal is e-bike brifters with the 12...
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