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10-27-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Yeah, guess I might be learning about the OP's...

Yeah, guess I might be learning about the OP's postulate myself. They say "The Boy Child" is coming and it's gonna get real this time
Picked a great time to start getting back on the road. Hello...
10-26-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Thank you sir. Oh, there was all kinds of...

Thank you sir. Oh, there was all kinds of darkness flying around but, yes, I'm moving on.
One little bit is set to repeat but I'm prepping for it (ha). 9 years ago, after we put our 16+ year old...
10-26-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By SaiKaiTai

And that's what got me started in the first...

And that's what got me started in the first place.

For all the new comers here, I was the 50+ poster boy. Once an avid cyclist (old steel Gitane) I embarked on a new career as a 20+ year couch...
10-25-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I do, yes. All the things I used to love about...

I do, yes. All the things I used to love about cycling, I still love. Maybe more so, I no longer use my Garmin (have no idea where it is) and sometimes I set a goal for the day, sometimes I just...
10-24-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By SaiKaiTai

"The way" is not a big surprise, though it took a...

"The way" is not a big surprise, though it took a while for me to figure it out... I have too many distraction, too many reasons to put it off another day. So, I wake up, have a cup of coffee, maybe...
10-24-15, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Drive By (old timers' version)

Well, it all started with discovering I needed knee surgery around about Oct-Nov 2013. Took care of that Jan 2014.
Along about March 2014 I was allowed back on the road. By July 2014, I was nearly...
05-02-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By SaiKaiTai

See y'all on the road

Can't believe how many years ago it was that I started back on this journey
I am sure glad this place was here when I needed it.

Y'all keep on riding.
Forum: Foo
02-20-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Ya never know

Ya never know
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02-04-14, 11:52 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

One of my favorite quotes, evah. What's a...

One of my favorite quotes, evah.

What's a CD? I've seen pictures, you're no kid. I like tangible music.
Besides, where would I put the liner notes?

If anyone wants the link, send me a PM
Forum: Foo
02-04-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

You sound a little defensive. No one is bitting...

You sound a little defensive. No one is bitting anybody. Actually, I think we agree on the sentiment, though not on the specifics. Shoot, man, why do you thinkk there are so many brands out there? ...
Forum: Foo
02-03-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

BTW, I appreciate the kind offer but I think...

BTW, I appreciate the kind offer but I think I'll take a pass. I've done OK.

'34 Gibson L-10, '55 Martin 00-28G, '67 Martin D-18, '96 OMI DW90DLX, '02 Martin 000-28EC, '02 Gibson L-00 Blues King,...
Forum: Foo
02-03-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Yep... subjective, as I said. Madagascar...

Yep... subjective, as I said.

Madagascar Ebony? Strikingly beautiful and sounds great, indeed.
Forum: Foo
02-03-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

No, I won't try to tell you anything. Why would...

No, I won't try to tell you anything. Why would I bother?

I actually think PRS guitars, when not overdone, can be quite attractive (I'm a sucker for wood grain) and playable. They're also the...
Forum: Foo
02-03-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 15,819
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Taylors and PRS. Feh

Taylors and PRS. Feh
09-13-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,810
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Great news. Seems to me, though, that 44 lbs in...

Great news. Seems to me, though, that 44 lbs in 2 1/2 months is a lot of weight lost in a short amount of time.
But, hey, you made it work for you and that's great.
08-21-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By SaiKaiTai

SportRX.com is a good choice but, depending on...

SportRX.com is a good choice but, depending on your prescription, their choices can be limited. I bought a pair of Rudy Horus there-that's the only one they could do for me- and I'm pretty happy...
08-19-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,889
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I was 16 here on the Left Coast and had just...

I was 16 here on the Left Coast and had just gotten my DL just 5 months earlier.
I was well aware of the whole event and would have loved to have gone but in no way would my parents let me drive...
08-17-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Yeah, I looked at it just before posted and...

Yeah, I looked at it just before posted and thought the same thing.

I checked out the meds on the Mayo Clinic site and, coupled with the timing of these symptoms, I'm pretty sure I have the...
08-17-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By SaiKaiTai

83/55

That's my standing BP at the moment.

Set out to do 20-25 on the new Felt and it turned into the ride from hell
I ended up surviving -no joke, and barely at that- a 15 mile ride.
No zap in the...
08-16-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Whoa! A declaration of individuality. And a...

Whoa! A declaration of individuality. And a dare to boot!

Well, heck, I used to have a Declaration of Conformity on my cube wall (true) and I don't ride my bike to make a statement.
But, in...
08-16-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,673
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Man, trumped at the wire :lol: I was thinking...

Man, trumped at the wire :lol: I was thinking "Nobody has said wave or no wave?
08-13-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By SaiKaiTai

D'Oh! What an idiot! Right... big-to-big......

D'Oh! What an idiot! Right... big-to-big... 50x30. Sorry

But! Since it loses a ring in width and it has a smaller Q BB-30, wouldn't the angle be reduced?
08-13-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I'm 60 now and I forget stuff

Is it OK to cross-chain a compact?

As I make the transition from a triple, I've been comparing the gearing of my former 11-28 to my current 12-30.
I've been making some interesting -to me-...
08-07-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Seriously? Turns out I've had asthma pretty much...

Seriously? Turns out I've had asthma pretty much my entire life though I didn't know it until about 20 years ago.
On top of that, it also turns out I'm working with less than 70% of normal lung...
08-06-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,210
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I agree to a point -everything has its place- but...

I agree to a point -everything has its place- but I'm more concerned that it sounds like you're married to MY wife!
08-06-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,210
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I believe the word you're (maybe I should say...

I believe the word you're (maybe I should say "your") after is "nuances", eh? There's not an earbud alive that sounds as good as my home system but, to me, comparing MP3s to, well, anything else, is...
08-05-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,210
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I use to and had no problems with it. I find...

I use to and had no problems with it. I find music to be highly motivating and I kept it low.
I also kept my head on a swivel. Then, I live a fairly bike-savvy town.
But, after a lifetime of...
08-03-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,736
Posted By SaiKaiTai

This. I do recall, too, that level of fitness...

This. I do recall, too, that level of fitness has an effect on how low it goes. I can definitely say that, when I first came back to riding and was able to put out some kind of sustained effort, ...
08-03-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Congrats! Nothing like the New Bike Looooove :) ...

Congrats! Nothing like the New Bike Looooove :)

I'd love to see a photo of the Gitane if you have one handy (after you get the photo thing figured out, of course)
08-02-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Close, actually... Do not remove this wheel until...

Close, actually... Do not remove this wheel until you know how to operate a quick release skewer. Gee... thanks :lol:
One think I will say, while Felt might show restraint in plastering their name...
08-02-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Digging the new Z-3

OK, after a month (and about 200 miles) I can say that I love my new Felt.

Still coming to terms with its obviously much quicker response than my Giant or my Jamis (or anything I've ridden to...
08-02-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,492
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I think I've read that a 20% drop in the first...

I think I've read that a 20% drop in the first minute (or is it two minutes?) is a good sign of cardiac fitness.
I've never thrown a stop watch on it (or measured in "seconds") but as I've often...
07-30-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,213
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Holey Moley! If my wife sees this (she won't),...

Holey Moley! If my wife sees this (she won't), she will never let me ride again.
Scary story... but, in the end, just that, a great story to tell. Get well soon!
07-17-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,827
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Yeahhhhh... I don't think so

Yeahhhhh... I don't think so
07-16-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,695
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Why? Especially since wheels are usually where...

Why? Especially since wheels are usually where bike mfrs "go cheap"? Honestly, I'm still in a small amount of sticker shock from the new bike, I'm not ready to sprint another $600-700 until the...
07-16-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,625
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Hand of Kindness - Richard Thompson

Hand of Kindness - Richard Thompson
07-16-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,827
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I'd love to get down to 195

I'd love to get down to 195
07-16-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,827
Posted By SaiKaiTai

60 (still kind of weird to say that), 5'10", ~204...

60 (still kind of weird to say that), 5'10", ~204 lbs (14.5 stone for those in the mother country).
Hardly 204 lbs of rippling muscle but I started out 8 years ago at 225 lbs of fat, came down...
07-15-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,695
Posted By SaiKaiTai

New Bike... new wheels?

I guess the only complaint I have about my new Felt Z3 is Felt's choice of wheels, the Shimano RS10.
Not very light (because a Clyde worries about weight ;)) at ~1900g which is pretty close to the...
07-12-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,955
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Yikes! Too much for me... though, I'm thinking...

Yikes! Too much for me... though, I'm thinking of dropping my 30T to a 28T up front matched to a 12-20 or 12-32 in back, on my Jamis.
28X32? I'll be able to ride on the ceiling!
07-11-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,698
Posted By SaiKaiTai

I've never had a great, manly, Grizzly Adams type...

I've never had a great, manly, Grizzly Adams type beard and my cheeks to this day are fairly barren.
Still, I can -with patience and care- put together an acceptable beard. I've seen worse. Much...
07-11-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By SaiKaiTai

OK, I *would* have gone with Al's jersey but, no,...

OK, I *would* have gone with Al's jersey but, no, this is it. This is just horrific!
07-11-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,955
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Good point, Doug... however, the Giant will be...

Good point, Doug... however, the Giant will be going. Don't really need two carbon roadies.
However, I have thought about setting up my Jamis Triple ("steel is real") with a 12-30 (or lower)...
07-11-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Thanks, all... and every word is true. It's...

Thanks, all... and every word is true. It's fast, comfortable, and stealthy. And I am *very* happy!
And, I have to be honest, aesthetics -looks- have a lot to do with purchasing decisions.
The...
07-10-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By SaiKaiTai

You wanted a picture?

328517

'13 Felt Z3... N+1 in its glory.

And, look; it's flipped ;)
07-10-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,955
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Thank you! Had a very nice ride this...

Thank you!

Had a very nice ride this evening, too. Came home taking my local "wall" - a 500 foot long climb up a 16% grade. Using my 39x24 was slow & no without effort... but doable. And I...
07-10-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,955
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Not sure what "Road Cranks" are but I went with...

Not sure what "Road Cranks" are but I went with the stock 50/34 with 172.5mm cranks.
07-10-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,955
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Pics are coming soon. So far, I'm going with the...

Pics are coming soon. So far, I'm going with the 12-30 cassette that came with the bike. Certainly *way* more than adequate for the test ride and, so far, working well with my home roads. Still...
07-09-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,955
Posted By SaiKaiTai

Howdy... been off enjoying week one of the Tour...

Howdy... been off enjoying week one of the Tour on the telly. How about you? Been quite a first week, eh?
Did want to say I took a little time out this past weekend to buy the Z3. Took it out for...
06-28-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,868
Posted By SaiKaiTai

And, I laughed. Great joke.

And, I laughed. Great joke.
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