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03-25-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,456
Posted By Artfahie

Maine is beautiful... but seasonal. You can bike...

Maine is beautiful... but seasonal. You can bike from the ocean to the mountains, or sometimes the mountainous terrain along the seacoast. If you like riding in less-than-perfect weather you'll...
03-25-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Artfahie

Just an observation....

When I hit the bike forum I generally see how many folks are logged in to "General Discussion".... and jump ahead to see how many of us are doing the 50+ thing.... generally about 1/3 as many...
03-18-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 503,420
Posted By Artfahie

Great photo.... frame it !

Great photo.... frame it !
03-16-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By Artfahie

I ALWAYS use a headlight... just got in a new...

I ALWAYS use a headlight... just got in a new CatsEye "Rapid 5" today.... very easy to both install and dis-mount as well, as well as a new Garmin 820 Head / Varia Rear Radar Sensor Combo.... not...
03-10-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 43,361
Posted By Artfahie

I love Italy.... what a great ride !.... Nice...

I love Italy.... what a great ride !.... Nice boke too (although I'm not familiar with it !)
03-06-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By Artfahie

Yes, With Shimano Ultegra wheels.

Yes, With Shimano Ultegra wheels.
03-06-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By Artfahie

Wheels/Tires For A Felt Z85

Guys,
I have a z85 / 105 bike that I'm looking to upgrade the tire/wheel combination. I've made costly mistakes before so I thought I'd ask BEFORE buying this time around.

I am concerned about...
10-24-16, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By Artfahie

The Bikes Are Put Away For The Season.... Any suggestions on storage preparation ?

It gets cold here in Maine during the winter months.... and my bikes are stored in a clean, dry shed on the property. Does anyone have any suggestions (no, there is no room in the house for them)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,972
Posted By Artfahie

It can happen with anything... In my case playing...

It can happen with anything... In my case playing music... My greatest passion. There came a time that it overwhelmed me, so I walked away from it for a few months... Recently locked into lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,263
Posted By Artfahie

Take some hints from motorcyclists... What you...

Take some hints from motorcyclists... What you don't want to mess with is hardware... Just paint... And while I like the clean look of streamlines graphics the old school pin striped look has defined...
08-18-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By Artfahie

My best friend, fellow musician, fishing buddy...

My best friend, fellow musician, fishing buddy ... And eventually my brother in law dropped dead suddenly after 47 years of friendship. 4 years later it's still very much with me. As cycling is...
08-18-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Artfahie

It's been damned hot up here in Maine.......

It's been damned hot up here in Maine.... 87-degress with a "feel like" of 92-degrees ! 5 miles was enough for me today.... but I'm only 70. I do average about 14-15 mph... this isn't Florida... we...
07-25-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,204
Posted By Artfahie

All of this which leads me to the question.... if...

All of this which leads me to the question.... if not for service/parts DO YOU purchase your rides from a LBS.... through the internet... or craigslist ? ... Keeping in mind that many of the "used"...
07-25-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,261
Posted By Artfahie

Well, standing is definitely in my future... I...

Well, standing is definitely in my future... I tried it this morning for a couple of pedal strokes... not so good.... but at least I didn't fall over. Thanks guys.
07-24-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,261
Posted By Artfahie

Cycling While Standing On The Pedals ?

I know... basic... dumb question. I've been getting into the sport over the past two months AND as much as I remember standing on my pedals (as a kid) in my younger days (one-speed back then) I...
07-18-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,894
Posted By Artfahie

When Ir Comes To Lighting Shade Is A Good Enough Reason...

By the way, around where I live I have yet to see anyone riding with a rear light on in the daytime, yeeeettttt sometimes I do!!! Which means I'm probably the only one who does where I...
06-07-16, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By Artfahie

Are there any really good reasons to avoid puncture resistant tires ?

I am not a competitive cycler and after getting a flat today (one that put me in some jeopardy in a traffic situation) I'm thinking of going with puncture resistant tires.... feedback please ?.......
06-05-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,657
Posted By Artfahie

Thanks guys... I know a lot of this is academic...

Thanks guys... I know a lot of this is academic but I feel getting to know more about the cycling community , even at my current novice level, can only be a positive thing. BTW. my Shimano's are...
06-05-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,657
Posted By Artfahie

My wheels are quite attractive....

....round... Made by Shimano.... And visually cool.... Yet it was suggested that one if the best upgrades you can do for a bike us to upgrade your wheel sets. Can someone give me some insight on...
06-02-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Artfahie

You're lucky, Gig Harbor is a great place to ride...

You're lucky, Gig Harbor is a great place to ride with a fairly temperate climate. I love it there .
06-02-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Artfahie

What would you guess how far the AVERAGE cyclist rides in a day ?

Given "bluebird" weather I always ride to breakfast (5 miles)... but I don't even count that as a ride because it's just part of my day. After work... in good weather... I try to make time for an...
05-30-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Artfahie

Me too, but the ads and new release news is nice...

Me too, but the ads and new release news is nice to have around when you're tire if looking at internet.
05-30-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Artfahie

Is there a consensus regarding the premiere biking magazine.... Is There One ?

I get way too much stuff in the mail as it is, but I'm looking to bring some arm-chair cycling into my home and wonder if there is a preferred magazine among enthusiasts like you folks. I know these...
05-29-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Artfahie

What I had in mind were two riders / two cell...

What I had in mind were two riders / two cell phones / two voice activated wireless Bluetooth devices, does this help clarify this question ?
05-29-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Artfahie

Has anyone used wireless Bluetooth technology to communicate during a ride ?

My grandson and I have gotten into this thing together, and as we both use iPhones I was wondering about a real possibility of pairing them with a voice activated device to speak with each other...
05-25-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By Artfahie

Bike Computers... How Many Features Do We Need... & Which Ones Offer Great Value ?

I picked up a road bike yesterday,,, it came with a "Catseye" computer.... "wired", and kind of difficult to read. Aside from it's altogether different programming approach that I have on my Trek...
05-19-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By Artfahie

You'll sleep tonight !

You'll sleep tonight !
05-18-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,037
Posted By Artfahie

At this point I'm focusing on a daily 8-10 mile...

At this point I'm focusing on a daily 8-10 mile daily jaunt... my goal ?... not too hefty, but at least one good 20-25 mile weekly run thrown into the mix.
05-18-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,037
Posted By Artfahie

Cycling shoes... how many of us wear them ?... If not... what DO you wear ?

I'm just getting into this activity, and, of course, am discovering all of the money-absorbing... sometimes important peripheral items that so many of us "can't live without"... Well, cycling shoes...
Forum: Introductions
05-15-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Artfahie

Other than second guessing my choice of rides...

Other than second guessing my choice of rides this has been a fun experience.... So far ! Thanks.
Forum: Introductions
05-15-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Artfahie

I'm already there when it comes to using strobes...

I'm already there when it comes to using strobes during the day... We don't have many bike lanes here so I'm being cautious. So far so good... But I'm a blue bird biker... I've got a treadmill for...
05-13-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,291
Posted By Artfahie

After reading this post I took a ride into our...

After reading this post I took a ride into our local Dick's.... they only had one brand marked at $9.97, but I was able to get two different colors (red & orange) in my size (large)... nice shirts......
05-13-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,291
Posted By Artfahie

I'm in the same position... 6'1", 193 lbs... but...

I'm in the same position... 6'1", 193 lbs... but 69 years old... I live in rural Maine and we have plenty of long hills. Last week (exactly a week ago today) I purchased a Trek FX7.2 .... yes... a...
Forum: Introductions
05-08-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Artfahie

Good morning from Maine !

At 69 years old I've decided to give an old favorite past time another go-around. Although bike trails/lanes are rare here the area is so quiet and beautiful a little extra caution while riding is a...
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