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02-27-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,618
Posted By h2oxtc

I concur ... once bitten, twice shy. Or more...

I concur ... once bitten, twice shy. Or more like forever shy.
02-07-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,280
Posted By h2oxtc

I have something similar to the setup posted by...

I have something similar to the setup posted by Snotrub. Bike storage is in the guest bedroom, so I created a base to look like a slat wall, but isn't. Used door hinges to allow the bikes to swing,...
01-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,854
Posted By h2oxtc

I too am of the opinion "whatever it takes to...

I too am of the opinion "whatever it takes to allow someone to enjoy cycling". That said, I'm seeing way to many e-assist bikes ridden by what appear to be inexperienced cyclists at much too fast a...
10-30-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,232
Posted By h2oxtc

I've been contemplating a Mipps helmet for a...

I've been contemplating a Mipps helmet for a while now. No better reminder / advertisement / motivation / kick in the butt than this thread. Glad to hear the crash recovery (bike and body) is...
10-29-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,522
Posted By h2oxtc

Had a good laugh ... I only wish the 30 or so...

Had a good laugh ... I only wish the 30 or so "extra" pounds that I carry would be at the level of a low rider rack. Unfortunately it's mostly around my waist, and I know all about carrying the...
10-28-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,712
Posted By h2oxtc

That's the same as my wife's reply when I suggest...

That's the same as my wife's reply when I suggest going for a walk - but then she knows that my walks have the tendency to become longer than "just a short walk".

Speaking of cycling taking a back...
01-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,940
Posted By h2oxtc

We have several shops close by, offering a broad...

We have several shops close by, offering a broad selection of brands The shop I personally have appreciated the most over the years in terms of great service is also the shop that tried to sell my...
01-17-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,157
Posted By h2oxtc

Touché. :) ​

Touché. :)

01-17-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,157
Posted By h2oxtc

Imagine that, I learned something new today. ...

Imagine that, I learned something new today. Thank you!

As for a leather saddle, I haven't ridden one in 40 years, but it was great for the long rides. Currently riding "Saddle" Italia SLR's and...
01-17-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,619
Posted By h2oxtc

I've been off the forum for a bit and the first...

I've been off the forum for a bit and the first thing I read is THIS?

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Paul
10-20-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By h2oxtc

Reviving my thread from last winter. The...

Reviving my thread from last winter. The suggestions of all were duly noted. I rejigged travel plans to allow 3 days riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but as life goes or in this case the weather,...
09-03-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,623
Posted By h2oxtc

My best rides are when I leave the bike computer...

My best rides are when I leave the bike computer at home. If there were a metric for my rides it would be the number of times I stopped to take a photo.
08-19-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,247
Posted By h2oxtc

Not sure if I should feel more sorry for the 95...

Not sure if I should feel more sorry for the 95 GMC or the crush of an ex wife ... no bikes for me in the 90's, also too busy with family and career. However I did buy a 1995 Rocky Mountain Equipe...
07-11-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26,277
Views: 2,818,396
Posted By h2oxtc

A windy 25 miles, rode with my wife and a friend....

A windy 25 miles, rode with my wife and a friend. The first half with the wind at the back was a breeze (pun intended). The ride back, not so much. A benefit of your spouse riding an e-assist is that...
07-02-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,277
Views: 2,818,396
Posted By h2oxtc

Short ride up the hill today. Perfect weather for...

Short ride up the hill today. Perfect weather for it, and the views seldom disappoint.

https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/48185511566_25f74448f5_z.jpg
06-29-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 45,578
Posted By h2oxtc

This could entertain me for hours :) Figuring...

This could entertain me for hours :)
Figuring out an anagram for my surname. Cool.

Edit:
It didn't take as long as I thought ...

I_CHERISH_N+1 where all but the +1 are the letters of my...
06-29-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26,277
Views: 2,818,396
Posted By h2oxtc

31 miles out and back over Richter Pass. For me...

31 miles out and back over Richter Pass. For me the fun starts where the hills begin. First time riding this route this year. Temperatures were perfect with only light winds. Couldn't ask for a...
05-21-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By h2oxtc

We have so few gravel roads in these parts,...

We have so few gravel roads in these parts, however in anticipation of riding elsewhere we got gravel bikes this year. This weekend was the first opportunity to ride them off pavement. It was a...
05-20-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,430
Posted By h2oxtc

Very cool photo!

Very cool photo!
05-20-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By h2oxtc

I have a 2008 Aurora Elite and if I recall it's a...

I have a 2008 Aurora Elite and if I recall it's a 53cm. Jamis, at least back in 2008, sized their bikes by the height of the seat tube rather than the more common method of measuring the effective...
05-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,430
Posted By h2oxtc

https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/46975097795_...

https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/46975097795_461496e4f1_z.jpg

A photo from yesterdays ride thru the Okanagan wine region.
04-29-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By h2oxtc

Welcome back to BF! Glad to hear that your on...

Welcome back to BF! Glad to hear that your on the bike again - a ride can be cathartic. Unless it's like mine today ... I washed and polished my bike yesterday and ran into road construction today...
04-27-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 48,848
Posted By h2oxtc

Passing along my wife's comment to the notion...

Passing along my wife's comment to the notion that with e-assist you aren't working as hard - she claims to still work hard in achieving a level of fitness, however in doing so she is now able to...
04-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By h2oxtc

roybatythighs Reading your post was a kick in...

roybatythighs Reading your post was a kick in the rear for me ... no excuse not to ride today. Best wishes in your recovery.
04-26-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 45,578
Posted By h2oxtc

h2o-xtc makes inference to my first love,...

h2o-xtc makes inference to my first love, waterskiing. Although in the last few years the bikes are seeing more time than the waterskis, I hope to stay active on the water as long as I stay riding -...
04-26-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 48,848
Posted By h2oxtc

I'm with DougG on this. My wife has an...

I'm with DougG on this. My wife has an pedal-assist road bike. It's allowed us to ride together, and where previously her ride "experience" was a struggle from beginning to end, now she is enjoying...
03-27-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,002
Posted By h2oxtc

Praying for his recovery, and comfort for the...

Praying for his recovery, and comfort for the family during this difficult time.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,374
Posted By h2oxtc

Just finished reading this book. Great story ......

Just finished reading this book. Great story ... or should I say "ride report" ?
02-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By h2oxtc

Thank you jppe and others who have provided info....

Thank you jppe and others who have provided info. My take away is to skip Skyline and spend the extra day on the BRP. No shortage of options - in the mean time I'll continue to mull them over. ...
02-15-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By h2oxtc

I've had a long term relationship with lower back...

I've had a long term relationship with lower back pain. Stretching and cycling are both helpful, although the latter without the former is asking for trouble.

But as to heat, we purchased a hot...
02-15-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By h2oxtc

Thank you all for the posts. The take away for me...

Thank you all for the posts. The take away for me is to enjoy the views of Skyline Drive as we drive thru or past, and take the extra day to ride the BRP. The route options are noted as is the...
02-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By h2oxtc

hockey It's a Bafang BBS-02, 350W, with brake and...

hockey It's a Bafang BBS-02, 350W, with brake and gear sensors, and a 52V battery. We can easily ride 50 miles with a mix of large and rolling hills with battery to spare. As I said, it's...
02-14-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By h2oxtc

pdlamb Thank you - awesome information from the...

pdlamb Thank you - awesome information from the perspective of someone who from the sounds of it has ridden it once or twice.

As for my wife ... funny you should assume that she'll be driving. ...
02-14-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 815,299
Posted By h2oxtc

I agree, nice looking bike. BUT, what's up with...

I agree, nice looking bike. BUT, what's up with the mismatch bottles? :foo: (hope you know I'm just giving you a hard time - don't look too close at my photos)
02-14-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By h2oxtc

If I had to pick Skyline or Blue Ridge ...

How better to spend a cold winter day than dreaming of a beautiful place to ride. My wife and I are at the beginning stages of planning a trip out east in the fall of this year. Cycling of course is...
02-12-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,686
Posted By h2oxtc

OldsCOOL I'm surprised you've waited this long to...

OldsCOOL I'm surprised you've waited this long to consider switching to compact cranks. We similarly live in a hilly / mountainous area and I began the process of switching out my bikes to 50/34 a...
01-13-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,430
Posted By h2oxtc

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/46003023414_81...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/46003023414_81608dd619_c.jpg
Jamis Reborn

I decided to put some life back into this bike with a new Shimano 105 11spd drivetrain and Fulcrum wheels. Yesterday...
12-22-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,814
Posted By h2oxtc

Motto or no motto, I always feel better after a...

Motto or no motto, I always feel better after a ride. That said, for me a ride isn't a great ride unless I've stopped to take a photo.
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12-17-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 815,299
Posted By h2oxtc

Interesting transition from the Seven to the CF...

Interesting transition from the Seven to the CF Specialized. Would be interested to hear your thoughts / reasons for the choice of new bike. Is this one of the models with the shock absorber in the...
12-16-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 98,591
Posted By h2oxtc

I hope this thread is one of those that sticks...

I hope this thread is one of those that sticks around for years. It's encouraging to hear about the victories, as small as they might be some days, and look forward to re-reading this post again in...
12-12-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,709
Posted By h2oxtc

I was wondering how this old post got revived ......

I was wondering how this old post got revived ... and now I know the end of the story, or maybe it's NOT the end of the story? Only time will tell.
12-12-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By h2oxtc

Took me a minute to realize that the curly ribbon...

Took me a minute to realize that the curly ribbon is most likely an LED light string. Cool idea.
12-11-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By h2oxtc

Go Team Cannondale!

Go Team Cannondale!
10-31-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,430
Posted By h2oxtc

Love that shot! Well done.

Love that shot! Well done.
05-15-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 98,591
Posted By h2oxtc

Ditto here too from north of the 49. Wishing...

Ditto here too from north of the 49. Wishing continued recovery.
04-13-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 98,591
Posted By h2oxtc

A virtual hug and to let you know that there are...

A virtual hug and to let you know that there are others praying for you and Rowan.

Paul
03-30-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,957
Posted By h2oxtc

There are a few rides I've done that will remain...

There are a few rides I've done that will remain in my memory, the Valley of Fire in Nevada is one of them.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/885/41084474512_0b8b8bd2ed_z.jpg
Valley of Fire_1
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07-16-17, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,157
Posted By h2oxtc

As the OP described the bike, I thought "man,...

As the OP described the bike, I thought "man, that's a pretty nice bike for climbing", minus the short crankarm length. Tough climbing is relative term. On one of our local "hill climbs" there are...
07-13-17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By h2oxtc

Hope the shoulder heals quickly! Crashing...

Hope the shoulder heals quickly! Crashing usually comes to mind when I'm coasting down a steel hill at 30+mph - and usually results in application of the brakes. Wet pavement? My bikes (and me)...
05-24-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By h2oxtc

Time has a funny way of helping one forget. ...

Time has a funny way of helping one forget. Although it may be age and not time ... I digress ... it was nearly 10 years ago that I picked up the bike again after 20+ years off. I can still...
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