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11-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Fredo76

What motivates me now is simply feeling much...

What motivates me now is simply feeling much better when I go for a ride than when I don't. I used to race as a teenager in the '70s, and spent a lot of time in the outdoors in the '80s, but injuries...
11-20-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Ghost dismount

I’m 69 years old and have been dealing with age as we all must. I had a Biria low entry bike for about 6 years and loved that thing. But then one day the frame broke in half coming home from a ride,...
11-20-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By SpedFast

Yesterday I crashed on a wet road with loose...

Yesterday I crashed on a wet road with loose gravel over asphalt. Slid out and got serious road rash on my left shoulder and banged up my right knee pretty good. Helmet is history. Bike is...
11-20-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Funkywheels63

My doctor said I needed more exercise, even...

My doctor said I needed more exercise, even though I told him I work part time at home depot. there have been days where I average 3-4 miles walking depending on my shift hours.
11-20-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Inusuit

I don't know if it's motivation or addiction but...

I don't know if it's motivation or addiction but I miss it if I don't ride.
11-19-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By obrentharris

I live in a beautiful place to ride, both road...

I live in a beautiful place to ride, both road and MTB: That certainly helps.

But mainly I think it's Inertia: I went on my first 50 mile ride at the age of 13 in 1965. I've been riding...
11-19-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By OldTryGuy

AWESOME REPLIES I'm a simple guy who finds...

AWESOME REPLIES

I'm a simple guy who finds motivation in strange places. Was out this morning at 4:03AM for the peak of the longest Lunar Eclipse in 580 years? About ready to head out tonight to...
11-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Wildwood

I want to dance at her wedding. ...

I want to dance at her wedding.

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11-18-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By cyclezen

Opportunity for some Chateau Thames Embankment...

Opportunity for some Chateau Thames Embankment after the ride.... LOL!
11-18-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Riveting

Started commuting as an adult in 2013 to lose...

Started commuting as an adult in 2013 to lose weight, and then after getting somewhat fit and losing 60 lbs, from 2014-2018 I too used to ride almost exclusively for the purpose of chasing PR's (both...
11-17-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By jaxgtr

This is why I ride my bike.... ...

This is why I ride my bike....

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11-17-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Kabuki12

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Days like this!!!
11-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By big john

I started riding dirt bikes (motorcycles) around...

I started riding dirt bikes (motorcycles) around 1980. After a while was riding with guys who were in shape from running and training and I would find myself winded and off the back. I started riding...
11-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By bjjoondo

For us it's "two parts", part one, "WE HAVE NO...

For us it's "two parts", part one, "WE HAVE NO CHOICE" as surviving barely on our meager SS retirement income we can't even dream of affording a car payment, Ins. and maintenance for a AUTO!! Part...
11-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By OldRailfan

For me it's the perfect way to keep fit for half...

For me it's the perfect way to keep fit for half the year when there is no snow and for the other half I XC ski. and XC ski some more. This Winter my bike computer will be doing double duty and...
11-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Helderberg

I started back on a bike about four years ago...

I started back on a bike about four years ago after being off one for decades. I was told not to ride after back surgery to reverse a paralysis of my left leg and herniated disc on my right. Once I...
11-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Gravel Rider

Beer.

Beer.
11-16-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sheer terror of what would happen to my ability...

Sheer terror of what would happen to my ability to keep on keeping on.

I totally monitor everything like I was training for the Tour or something. That way I can catch little drop-offs in all the...
11-16-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By 10 Wheels

Type Two Diabetic. Riding helps control my Blood...

Type Two Diabetic. Riding helps control my Blood Sugar.
11-16-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By delbiker1

I plain just love riding bikes. I no longer pay...

I plain just love riding bikes. I no longer pay as much attention to avg. speed, time and distance. I have been keeping track of my miles for the past few years, but not as a metric. I do...
11-16-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,082
Posted By John E

I am with you. Being devoid of athletic talent, I...

I am with you. Being devoid of athletic talent, I never rode competitively. I continue to ride for the same reasons as when I was a teenager in the 1960s: exercise, pleasure, transportation,...
11-07-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Artmo

And I thought you were perfect, jppe! My hero!

And I thought you were perfect, jppe! My hero!
11-02-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By big john

If you like the more upright geometry of the...

If you like the more upright geometry of the Domane you might consider a BMC Roadmachine. It seems to have the most upright geo of road bikes I have looked at. Also the Giant Defy is a contender and...
10-23-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By qcpmsame

Been here since back in ‘08, remember all the...

Been here since back in ‘08, remember all the folks Joe mentioned. Know the alter-egos that still mean a lot to me as friends. Some are gone on to a better place, a few are dealing with serious...
10-22-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb: ...

:thumb:


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10-22-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By Biker395

Gotta love riding this time of year. :love: ...

Gotta love riding this time of year. :love:

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10-18-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By cyclezen

sad to hear about those 3... BF seems to perform...

sad to hear about those 3... BF seems to perform it's function reasonably well... and it's very specific...
I very much dislike FB, because of all the ancillary BS stuck into the things you might...
10-18-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,943
Posted By big john

I'm 67, been riding drop bars for 35ish years. I...

I'm 67, been riding drop bars for 35ish years. I used to have the tops 4 inches below the saddle but now less than 2 inches below. I've had a couple back injuries and I'm not super flexible but I...
10-18-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,470
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Views: 537,269
Posted By Miami Biker

Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all...

Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all good. jppe doing 3 100 milers in a row is unfathomable!!!! Doing 50 takes stuff out.

Update: Our group of COVID road bike warriors have...
10-18-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By Biker395

Working on it. Most likely, I'll make the jump...

Working on it. Most likely, I'll make the jump at the end of our fiscal year. :thumb:

You know where this is ... Refrigerator curve.
...
10-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,943
Posted By rsbob

Met an 82 YO gent doing a 65 miler around Lake...

Met an 82 YO gent doing a 65 miler around Lake Washington in Seattle still riding drops. While chatting with him at a bakery (where else?!) he told me he had ridden across the US 4 times and...
10-12-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,943
Posted By gobicycling

82 next month. Love and ride my 1999 Lemond...

82 next month. Love and ride my 1999 Lemond Buenos Aires. But I no longer use the drops. I will not be buying another bike. I also have the 2006 Specialized mountain bike. I ride this casually and...
10-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,779
Posted By Bald Paul

"That stuff" is precisely the reason we moved out...

"That stuff" is precisely the reason we moved out of New England when I retired. After shoveling "that stuff" off of the garage roof to prevent a collapse (there was over 4' of it on the garage at...
10-09-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By dmanders

Writing with an update. I saw the surgeon for my...

Writing with an update. I saw the surgeon for my twelve week post-op check in. He told me the hamstring had fully reattached and the residual numbness and sit bone pain would go away with time as I...
10-08-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By indyfabz

Colchester Causeway in VT. ...

Colchester Causeway in VT.


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10-07-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By BTinNYC

Great photos. Inspiring me to hit our local...

Great photos.
Inspiring me to hit our local rails-to-trails in the Hudson Valley.
10-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By Biker395

Joy. ...

Joy.

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10-06-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Iride01

No, you are posting about the right amount of...

No, you are posting about the right amount of pictures. Don't want to make this like showing off pictures of our grand kids and boring every one! <grin>
10-05-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By gobicycling

Golden ride today

Started this morning about 8:15 and it was 52 Fahrenheit. Some of our leaves are turning gold, and I got some pictures. And, as always a picture of yours truly so I can reassure myself that I am...
10-04-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By BlazingPedals

"What is this?" is a Veloquad. It is a 4-wheeled...

"What is this?" is a Veloquad. It is a 4-wheeled velomobile. The advantage of 4 wheels is stability - a rear blowout won't cause a crash. Not quite as fast as a 3-wheeler but still quite fast enough!...
10-02-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By big john

Rode through Hidden Valley today. It was...

Rode through Hidden Valley today. It was spectacular.
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09-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By Biker395

A view of Bryce from Inspiration point. ...

A view of Bryce from Inspiration point.
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And a view of us tourists from the...
09-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26,122
Views: 2,745,990
Posted By Deal4Fuji

It was a beautiful day in Wayne, Greene & Lenoir...

It was a beautiful day in Wayne, Greene & Lenoir counties in NC too. 33 miles this AM & not on steel for a change, and enjoying my new 53 big ring. It makes so much difference vs the 48 compact that...
09-21-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26,122
Views: 2,745,990
Posted By Skullo

20 miles on a trail today. Temps in the 60s and...

20 miles on a trail today. Temps in the 60s and smoke free sky in Utah . It was heavenly.

...
09-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 650,120
Posted By Biker395

Riding Capitol Reef ...

Riding Capitol Reef

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09-20-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26,122
Views: 2,745,990
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

About 35mi today. Road as well as paved & some gravel trail.
great weather - 55* at the start. Knickers and knee socks.
...
09-18-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
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...
09-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,470
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 537,269
Posted By Wildwood

jppe - even with your 'reduced' mileage = you...

jppe - even with your 'reduced' mileage = you are still da man.

Ride on.
09-14-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Mark Stone

Pancreatitis -- Ugh

Well, I had my third bout against Acute Pancreatitis during the last week of August. I had Pancreatitis twice in the past, both events in 2017, both caused by a blocked Bile Duct and resolved by gall...
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