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01-11-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,097
Posted By RayM

It's a double edged sword for me Romans. When I...

It's a double edged sword for me Romans. When I don't exercise, I get bored and engage in recreational eating. I bet you've seen others do that as well. Of course I'll have to make better choices...
01-09-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,097
Posted By RayM

Thanks DT. I'll have a look at that title and...

Thanks DT. I'll have a look at that title and will be in touch. It sounds like there may be a good starting point for me in the book.

I failed to mention, and those of you who've reached out...
01-08-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,097
Posted By RayM

I appreciate both responses. I've seen a few...

I appreciate both responses. I've seen a few friends use MyFitnessPal with great results and while my diet can definitely stand some tweaking, I have pretty healthy habits in that respect.
...
01-07-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,097
Posted By RayM

Beginner tips for KICKR training

A little about myself to begin and then a couple questions/requests. I'm knocking on the door of 63 years old and 2 years removed from a lifestyle that allowed me to log 3-5K road miles each year. ...
02-19-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24,353
Views: 2,266,763
Posted By RayM

I got laid off last Thursday so I might have a...

I got laid off last Thursday so I might have a lot of time to reach my goal of 5K miles for 2013. SE Texas isn't too scenic, but if you don't mind wind and flat asphalt there are many good days to...
06-10-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By RayM

I keep my older bike (a Motobecane Sprint)...

I keep my older bike (a Motobecane Sprint) reasonably clean but thorough cleanings come only before an organized ride or after getting caught in the rain. It's not a real attractive bike anyway and...
06-10-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By RayM

Veloshine Bike Wipes

Does anyone use these or have an opinion of them? I'm looking for something for quick clean-up of a new carbon frame road bike. I shopped the two LBS yesterday but neither carry them so this will...
Forum: Texas
02-29-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By RayM

Later in the year (October), The Pineywoods...

Later in the year (October), The Pineywoods Purgatory starting in Lufkin is a great ride.
Forum: Texas
06-04-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By RayM

Of course you can. Go at your own pace, enjoy...

Of course you can. Go at your own pace, enjoy the rest stops, and come back and tell us about your ride.
01-03-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,766
Posted By RayM

It was my first year to ride since the early 80's...

It was my first year to ride since the early 80's and I logged most of my 4285 miles between March 1 when I started keeping track and mid October when short daylight hours, a lot of rainy days, and...
Forum: Texas
10-04-09, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By RayM

The photographer's website is...

The photographer's website is www.dsdigitalphoto.net Dahoss. Go to "order your pictures" then click on the event name. Make sure you have some free time because there were nearly 1000 posted last...
Forum: Texas
10-03-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By RayM

I thought this was an outstanding ride. Great...

I thought this was an outstanding ride. Great organization with weather to match. I don't get many opportunities to ride hills and it showed today. My moment of indecision at the point where the...
Forum: Texas
09-17-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By RayM

Likewise on the food....there was still plenty...

Likewise on the food....there was still plenty between 1:30 - 2 when I staggered over there. Alas, no pie or ice cream though! Do any of you know if any photos have been posted on the net? I saw a...
Forum: Texas
09-13-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By RayM

It was a really good ride....glad we got a break...

It was a really good ride....glad we got a break with the weather. It was my first century since 1983 so I was pleased with my 17.8 average speed and that I was still upright at the finish. I'll...
Forum: Texas
09-12-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By RayM

I know this event is "rain or shine" and I'll be...

I know this event is "rain or shine" and I'll be there whatever the weather, but will the planned routes and distances be modified for a really wet day?
09-07-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By RayM

Well I did buy a trainer on the same trip to the...

Well I did buy a trainer on the same trip to the bike shop to get my cadence computer so will try the ideas for their combined use. I ride alone a lot, but have a couple of friends along on...
09-06-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By RayM

Oldbobcat I hyperextended one of my knees wet...

Oldbobcat I hyperextended one of my knees wet exiting a kayak at an inopportune time. On top of a lot of abuse from Texas HS football (glad my son chose baseball & golf for his activities) and years...
09-06-09, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By RayM

Yes Gaylons....my knees are the oldest part of my...

Yes Gaylons....my knees are the oldest part of my body. I appreciate your response and the link:)
09-06-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By RayM

Purpose of cadence?

I started riding in earnest 6 months ago to lose weight, improve my fitness, and get away from the stress of the office. In that time I've logged 3400+ miles, lost 23 pounds and feel incredibly...
Forum: Texas
08-30-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By RayM

I'll be riding it for the first time. I know the...

I'll be riding it for the first time. I know the general area fairly well, but not any details about the routes themselves. I registered for the 70 miler but may try the longer course after seeing...
08-28-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RayM

I was 228 on March 1. Now, 3200 miles and a lot...

I was 228 on March 1. Now, 3200 miles and a lot less ice cream later, I'm at 205 with a goal of 190.
08-28-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By RayM

Wow! Incredible Tom.

Wow! Incredible Tom.
08-20-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,142
Posted By RayM

An even 35.0 mph on the downhill side of an...

An even 35.0 mph on the downhill side of an overpass (the only kind of hill within 50 miles of my house). I had a brisk tailwind and probably could've gone a little faster, but the stop light at the...
08-20-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,002
Posted By RayM

I went the other way. I bought a 29'er to return...

I went the other way. I bought a 29'er to return to riding but soon realized I missed my old road bikes so I got one of them also. My 29'er wasn't seeing much use so its been on long term loan to a...
08-16-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By RayM

Yes I'm very close to the edge and not too...

Yes I'm very close to the edge and not too surprised this eventually happened. Unfortunately this road is in such a state of disrepair that you either ride the edge, or the crown in the center, or...
08-15-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By RayM

Agreed Retro. The first time I steered straight...

Agreed Retro. The first time I steered straight and remained upright. Today it happened really fast and I felt my wheel twist and was going down at the same time.
08-15-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By RayM

2 weeks 2 crashes

I've been riding 4-5 days a week since I started bicycling again at the beginning of March. In that time I've covered just less than 3000 miles over mostly the same roads near my home. Until 2...
Forum: Texas
08-05-09, 04:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By RayM

I'll be there and am planning for the 100 miler. ...

I'll be there and am planning for the 100 miler. When will course maps be posted? I train in the flattest part of the state and don't know too much about Prairie View. I suspect there will be...
07-09-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By RayM

Tom, Thanks for your suggestions. I was...

Tom,

Thanks for your suggestions. I was able to restore the font size by going to View on the Firefox toolbar and then choosing "zoom". I did this 3 times and now the Bike Forums pages look like...
07-08-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By RayM

Issues with FireFox

I usually surf with Mozilla Firefox but have had problems for a few days now with extremely small fonts which I can't read. This only occurs for Bike Forums, all other websites appear as usual. ...
06-29-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,043
Posted By RayM

They've reached southeast Texas! Found mine in...

They've reached southeast Texas! Found mine in the mailbox this evening. Thanks Curtis for your work on this.
06-07-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,142
Posted By RayM

I rode the 70 mile course in the Spindletop Spin...

I rode the 70 mile course in the Spindletop Spin in Beaumont. Its very flat here on the Texas coast but a light wind, clear blue skies and cooler than usual temperatures made this a really good...
06-04-09, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By RayM

So sorry for this. I know the feeling all too...

So sorry for this. I know the feeling all too well having recently lost my number one Chesapeake. I've lost others over the years too and although the pain subsides, it doesn't ever vanish...
04-25-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,087
Posted By RayM

I'm definitely interested if another order is...

I'm definitely interested if another order is placed.
04-15-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,605
Posted By RayM

101273 My son and I taking a break during...

101273

My son and I taking a break during our 32 miler last Saturday on my 57th bd.
03-15-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By RayM

One of the platform pedals on my hybrid started...

One of the platform pedals on my hybrid started to come apart on my Saturday ride a week ago so I finally went to the LBS and got some dual sided Shimano SPD pedals and shoes to go with them. I've...
12-24-08, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By RayM

I try to remember where they are and am quiet as...

I try to remember where they are and am quiet as I enter those areas. When they spot me and come running I just try to outrun them. This happens frequently with a large rotweiler on part of my...
12-20-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By RayM

loose wheel magnet

I'm trying to install a computer on my son's roadbike and the wheel magnet won't tighten snuggly on the spoke. The screw bottoms out and the magnet is still really loose. I'm planning to try...
12-16-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By RayM

Thanks all for your responses. Anogar, what type...

Thanks all for your responses. Anogar, what type of shoe/cleat fits the pictured pedals?
12-14-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By RayM

Pedal upgrade & cycling shoes

I bought a hybrid from my LBS a few months ago when I decided to start riding again after 25 years off. Essentially its a mountain bike with front suspension and without the knobby tires. At 230#,...
Forum: Introductions
10-13-08, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By RayM

East Hill, I do have a helmet and my lights blink...

East Hill, I do have a helmet and my lights blink but I will be looking into some reflective clothing.

Thanks,
Ray
Forum: Introductions
10-12-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By RayM

Greetings from SE Texas

Hello All,

I'm 56 yo and recently went to the LBS and purchased a hybrid to begin an activity I once enjoyed over 25 years ago. I was never a racer but did log quite a few miles on weekday...
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