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05-30-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,973
Posted By BCAC

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride...

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride 4 days a week. The key is conditioning. And napping. Never forget napping.
05-25-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,909
Posted By BCAC

Thanks for your reply. In the case of Vittoria,...

Thanks for your reply. In the case of Vittoria, on their website, they specifically recommend staying within the range printed on the side of the tire. And of course, a range of 100 - 130 by its...
05-21-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,374
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Views: 503,685
Posted By BCAC

67 years old. 4,000 miles this year, so far.

67 years old. 4,000 miles this year, so far.
05-20-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,909
Posted By BCAC

I was following the tire manufacturer and lbs...

I was following the tire manufacturer and lbs recommendation. Iím 6í3Ē 200lbs so was towards the top of the range......
05-19-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,909
Posted By BCAC

I went tubeless a month ago. Got a flat that...

I went tubeless a month ago. Got a flat that didn’t seal first day at around mile 35. To be fair, there was a lot of debris on the road from a bad storm the night before. Tire wouldn’t seal, wouldn’t...
05-07-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By BCAC

No I don’t. I ride 180-230 miles a week. I...

No I don’t.

I ride 180-230 miles a week. I pull hard 2 miles at a time and never miss a turn. After group rides, 3 of us sprint 2 miles part of the way home. Later in the day I nap. I’m 68.
04-25-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By BCAC

Thatís beautiful. And from what Iíve read,...

Thatís beautiful. And from what Iíve read, exceptional to ride. Congrats!
04-20-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,374
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Views: 503,685
Posted By BCAC

My experience is just the opposite. I do many,...

My experience is just the opposite. I do many, many, more group rides, now that Iím retired. Since Iím totally in control of my own schedule, itís easy to do any ride I want. And I want to do 4...
04-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,820
Posted By BCAC

Iíve used the Garmin Varia radar/light for around...

Iíve used the Garmin Varia radar/light for around the last 4,000 miles. Iíve found it to be 100% accurate identifying vehicles coming up behind me, whether at moderate or high speed and it also...
04-11-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By BCAC

I have a Yakima Dr Tray hitch mounted rack. It...

I have a Yakima Dr Tray hitch mounted rack. It stays on my Jeep more than it is off. It has a knob that causes the insert in the hitch to expand, holding it secure and when you lock it, the knob...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,803
Posted By BCAC

I have a 830 that works extremely well. I agree...

I have a 830 that works extremely well. I agree the menus are less than intuitive. Still, I’ve turned into a Garmin boy and use their headlight, radar and recently added the Rally power meters. It...
04-07-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By BCAC

Cycling Competitive shooting Motorcycling ...

Cycling
Competitive shooting
Motorcycling
Scuba
Camping
Sitting on the Lanai smoking a cigar

Cycling is number one by far, year round. The others shift position.

It’s good to be retired.
04-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By BCAC

I mainly ride with 2 groups on 7 different...

I mainly ride with 2 groups on 7 different routes. I’m typically solo for the last 4 miles or so. I usually look at my average speed when I get to the solo bit and try to make the number go up by the...
04-06-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,776
Posted By BCAC

Compared to other hobbies and interests Iíve had...

Compared to other hobbies and interests Iíve had over the years from sailing, to Airstreams, scuba, competitive shooting, etc well, bicycling isnít that bad.

You can do all those things I...
04-06-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By BCAC

I live in a 55+ and is great to see so many folks...

I live in a 55+ and is great to see so many folks who haven’t exercised much in years, take up bicycling. The two main things most folks do incorrectly when getting started, are having the seat way...
04-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By BCAC

I agree with most of your post. Definitely a...

I agree with most of your post. Definitely a believer in trying the most conservative treatments first and progressing from there, as necessary.

And I agree with getting a second opinion before...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By BCAC

My wheels are tubeless ready, but I wasn’t going...

My wheels are tubeless ready, but I wasn’t going to make the switch, since there is the small hassle of topping up sealant, and carrying tubes & levers anyway. My rides typically are 56 miles or less...
04-04-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By BCAC

Hope that does the trick! In my case, the...

Hope that does the trick!

In my case, the epidural offered limited and diminishing benefit as did other more conservative treatments (which one should always try first) and I ended up having...
04-04-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,204
Posted By BCAC

On a 60 mile ride taking 3 hours I’d typically...

On a 60 mile ride taking 3 hours I’d typically eat a bar and drink 18 fl oz of water/Gatorade in the cooler months and double the liquid in hotter months. If the folks you rode with had to stop for a...
04-03-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,686
Posted By BCAC

I have the new Garmin Rally Power meters.spd-sl....

I have the new Garmin Rally Power meters.spd-sl. So far, probably 250 miles with them. Zero issues, easy connectivity.

My initial interest is in looking at the balance or imbalance between my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,557
Posted By BCAC

I too suggest Swiftwick. American made. Feel...

I too suggest Swiftwick. American made. Feel great, I use Aspire 4 & 7. Love the thinness and moderate compression. Highly recommend. Tempted to throw out all my casual socks and just go Swiftwick
03-28-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,337
Posted By BCAC

In which way does your post say something I...

In which way does your post say something I didnít?
03-28-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,337
Posted By BCAC

Chuckle away. Iím primarily a very avid road...

Chuckle away.

Iím primarily a very avid road cyclist and occasionally a blue and easy black single track rider, on a mtb. At my mediocre trail riding skill levels, clipless offers me no advantages...
03-23-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,337
Posted By BCAC

I use flat pedals on my mtb. I ride single track...

I use flat pedals on my mtb. I ride single track trails and don’t need the advantages clipless brings, at the speeds i ride. I like to be able to react instantly, if needed.

I use clipless pedals...
03-15-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,425
Posted By BCAC

Thatís why I started my post off with the words...

Thatís why I started my post off with the words ďIn my viewĒ.

The Dude abides....
03-13-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,425
Posted By BCAC

in my view ‘road bike’ refers to bicycles...

in my view ‘road bike’ refers to bicycles primarily oriented to going fast, with little consideration for comfort, if it’s in conflict with speed. Relative comfort is a matter of fit.

An...
03-12-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,224
Posted By BCAC

After exhausting all the more conservative...

After exhausting all the more conservative treatments, I had surgery to correct a disc problem that was causing severe sciatic pain in my thigh and knee. Over time, the surgery did a good job of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By BCAC

I’d suggest getting blood work and a full...

I’d suggest getting blood work and a full physical, just to rule out anything more serious.

Living in Florida, it’s really easy to get dehydrated. And I go at it pretty hard. If I don’t drink...
03-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,425
Posted By BCAC

Mine didnít cost THAT much.... I agree with...

Mine didnít cost THAT much....

I agree with you completely. If there are infirmities or other conditions or heck, if a person just has a preference, ride whatcha like, as often as ya like. Itís...
03-11-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,425
Posted By BCAC

I bought an endurance bike after a back operation...

I bought an endurance bike after a back operation 4 years ago, as part of my efforts to get fit after a few years of pain-enforced sedentary living. In November, I bought a Road Bike and so far in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By BCAC

I donít keep any tires in stock. I have a spare...

I donít keep any tires in stock. I have a spare older bike, ready to go. I buy tires when I need them. So far, so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By BCAC

When I buy a new pair of shoes, the older ones...

When I buy a new pair of shoes, the older ones become ‘rain day’ shoes and my feet get wet. Of course, where I live, I don’t often have to deal with cold and rain.
02-26-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,390
Posted By BCAC

From this morning’s ride, at around 7:45. ...

From this morning’s ride, at around 7:45.

I’m 67.
...
02-21-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,885
Posted By BCAC

I am 67 and used to be a runner. I stopped 5...

I am 67 and used to be a runner. I stopped 5 years ago because of an unrelated back injury and surgery. To rehab and get back in shape, I bought a Peloton and really pushed it. And got into riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,389
Posted By BCAC

I buy the brands of bikes my local lbs sells, get...

I buy the brands of bikes my local lbs sells, get clothing and electronics from them, and bring my bikes in for all service other than flats. They have spent lots of time helping my get the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,033
Posted By BCAC

I started road bicycling with a group in October....

I started road bicycling with a group in October. I was 66 at the time and fairly fit. I would give it everything I had and get dropped regularly after around 20 miles. The pace was 18-21 mph. Folks...
02-05-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By BCAC

Us older guys with the necessary bucks to spare,...

Us older guys with the necessary bucks to spare, should buy the bike we want. What else are you going to spend it on, hookers and blow?
02-05-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,643
Posted By BCAC

2 years younger than you. I upgraded 3 months...

2 years younger than you. I upgraded 3 months ago. Couldn’t be happier. Hope to want to do it again, in a few years.

Money buys security and joy. Once needs are met, have fun!
02-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By BCAC

Yep. September should have everyone vaccinated...

Yep. September should have everyone vaccinated that wants it. Mass vaccination is also the best way to prevent virus mutation, as well.

Iíve slowly grown to dislike the phrase Ďout of an abundance...
02-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,444
Posted By BCAC

67 and all OEM. Which is a bit surprising, given...

67 and all OEM. Which is a bit surprising, given the years spent dirt biking, skiing, running, etc.
01-25-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,463
Posted By BCAC

That seems like a great plan. Donít mind the...

That seems like a great plan.

Donít mind the DHís that canít see beyond their own preferences.
01-24-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,463
Posted By BCAC

My own view, ride what you like, when you like,...

My own view, ride what you like, when you like, so I like the idea of your new e bike and riding plan. Have fun!

Iím a big, older rider, too. No Sagan, either. While genetics plays a roll for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,310
Posted By BCAC

I think there has been some great advice here....

I think there has been some great advice here. I’d suggest you use a blinking rear red light on rides. Since it’s a casual ride, I’d probably take along a small battery pack to charge phone, gps,...
01-19-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,364
Posted By BCAC

Last alcohol drink was around 20 years ago. I’ll...

Last alcohol drink was around 20 years ago. I’ll very occasionally have a NA beer, but more likely a decent cigar.
01-16-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,072
Posted By BCAC

Well, Iím up to 5 rides a week. 4 road and one...

Well, Iím up to 5 rides a week. 4 road and one single track trail. Around 240 miles. Feels good. I was worried about endurance, but doesnít seem to be an issue.
01-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,949
Posted By BCAC

If the camera is far enough away, I still look...

If the camera is far enough away, I still look pretty good.





:lol:
01-14-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,060
Posted By BCAC

Both blinking.

Both blinking.
01-14-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,075
Posted By BCAC

I took up single track dirt bike riding in my...

I took up single track dirt bike riding in my fifties and crashed lots, trying to keep up with my son.:lol: Skills learned included staying on the bike until hitting the ground and then letting go....
01-12-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,238
Posted By BCAC

We moved from Canada to NJ to NC to Fl. Problem...

We moved from Canada to NJ to NC to Fl. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,371
Posted By BCAC

I was in a bicycle lane in the city doing 25 mph...

I was in a bicycle lane in the city doing 25 mph and my tubeless tire blew off the rim. I didn’t crash, but I was out of control trying to keep the bike upright. Destroyed the rim. The good news is a...
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