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12-08-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,430
Posted By yrrej

Is it time to hang it up?

Hi,

Here is the story...

I am 73 years old and my wife is afflicted with dementia and several
other infirmities and is no longer able to care for herself in any way.

I have a great helper...
11-04-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,579
Posted By yrrej

Just finished 'So Cold The River'. It will...

Just finished 'So Cold The River'.

It will make you think twice before drinking a bottle of spring water.
10-31-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By yrrej

Ouch! That smarted...

This last week I did not feel much like riding...

My left kidney felt achy, I woke up in the middle of the night with sweats
(even though the thermostat was set to 65 degrees).

Friday things...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,208
Posted By yrrej

There is another point that has not been made... ...

There is another point that has not been made...

Our 'other' obligations should also be taken into account.

ie My wife is an invalid and cannot function/survive by herself...

If I have a...
10-22-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,353
Posted By yrrej

What is the diffference between Shimano RS10 and RS20 Wheels?

Due to a misadventure with a pot hole I had to replace my
RS10 wheels.

I found a new (takeoffs) pair of RS20's on ebay for about 100.00 off the
new list price so I bought 'em.

The only thing...
10-18-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,648
Posted By yrrej

Earlier this year I got a torn tire on a fast...

Earlier this year I got a torn tire on a fast downhill run...

Unfortunately there was no cell service down in the valley so I started pushing.

Got about 25 feet when a (empty) school bus...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,527
Posted By yrrej

I live in western madison county in kentucky and...

I live in western madison county in kentucky and I whenever I throw
a rock I can hit the side of a hill....

The hills are not especially steep 12% max for several hundred feet covers
95% of the...
10-05-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By yrrej

Trying to find silver shimano rs10 rear wheel...

Last week I hit a pretty good pothole hiding in the shade...

It put a good sized dent in the rear wheel up near the tire. My LBS
said that he thought that the wheel looked safe to ride.
...
07-06-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,727
Posted By yrrej

Bento Box for the win :) Jerry

Bento Box for the win :)

Jerry
07-02-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By yrrej

Pictures or it didn't happen :)

Pictures or it didn't happen :)
06-04-10, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By yrrej

There show be a 'play' label/button towards the...

There show be a 'play' label/button towards the upper right side of the display, click it.

I have a sensor attached to left rear chain stay. The sensor is used for cadence and
speed...
06-03-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By yrrej

Ok, you can replay the ride yourself... ...

Ok, you can replay the ride yourself...

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/34742443

The hill is the little 'v' near the end of the ride
06-03-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By yrrej

Well, it is a rush... It is about the only...

Well, it is a rush...

It is about the only time that my 212 pounds has any use with respect to biking.
Going down that hill is like being shot out of a rocket, no pedaling required.

My...
05-27-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By yrrej

I think I would have happily rode in the back of...

I think I would have happily rode in the back of a garbage truck to escape a 10 mile
walk to get home... ( and two ladies don't count as a bus full :D

Jerry
05-27-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By yrrej

It was the rear tire...I was fearful that the...

It was the rear tire...I was fearful that the tire would come off of the rim and bring the bike ( but not
me to an instant stop).

I travel the back roads of the county and the fact that I only...
05-27-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By yrrej

Flat at 50 mph! Scary....

Well I used at least one of my get out of jail cards today...

I was going down what is reputed to be the steepest hill in Madison County Ky
this morning when suddenly the bike started...
05-26-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By yrrej

I guess I got a little more practice today...I...

I guess I got a little more practice today...I went to the dermatologist today and he went batsh*t crazy with
the liquid nitrogen on my arms, ouch....

Jerry
05-25-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By yrrej

Renewed my Club Tombay membership...

Grrr,

Yesterday as I rolled up to a stoplight I unclipped my left shoe and for reasons
I still don't understand I fell over on the right side...

The scary thing is that I did not realize what...
Forum: Touring
05-22-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By yrrej

I learned today that if I go more than a week off...

I learned today that if I go more than a week off of the bike it is just like starting
from scratch again...

Jerry
Forum: Great Lakes
04-26-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By yrrej

Hi, Do you think your UI will be on a par...

Hi,

Do you think your UI will be on a par with 'Ascent' for the Mac? I think Ascent is the current winner
for usability and speed of display :)

The recent changes over at Garmin Connect have...
04-25-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By yrrej

yes i did...but in any case that should not...

yes i did...but in any case that should not affect my cadence...

jerry
04-25-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By yrrej

Is it me or the tires ( or both)...

I did not get any riding done this winter until march. Over the winter I
gained 12 pounds.

In late feb I took the bike ( Spec Sequoia Comp) in for a tune up and
replaced the Specialized Pro...
04-12-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By yrrej

Sigh, I have been riding for about 1.5 years...

Sigh,

I have been riding for about 1.5 years and I doubt I could survive a milage greater than my 'creep limit' of 42.
( creep limit = age/2 +7 = don't date persons below the creep limit )
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,738
Posted By yrrej

I have recently started having problems with a...

I have recently started having problems with a Chihuahua! It lives at a house *just* beyond the end of a fairly steep hill.

The rascal sees/hears me coming and runs out into *my* lane and starts...
04-11-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By yrrej

Bahh, two hours of advertising versus one hour of racing.

Watched Paris-Roubaix this evening of Versus.

While I did not do a precise measurement it certainly felt like
advertising time was at least twice the race time.

I guess I will have to restrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,778
Posted By yrrej

Here is the same ride except I forgot to turn on...

Here is the same ride except I forgot to turn on the timer after I took a break down at the river... I lost about 4 miles
worth of data. This one has the heart rate data.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,778
Posted By yrrej

Here is my "it sucks to be over 70 ride..." ...

Here is my "it sucks to be over 70 ride..."

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/28455174

Jerry
11-19-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By yrrej

Toe Covers for MBT shoes?

Hi,

I am looking for a bit more wind/warmth protection for my MTB Specialized Taho shoes.

Yesterday I bought the Pearl Izumi Cyclone Toe Covers size L/XL and found that they
did not fit ( the...
11-15-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,921
Posted By yrrej

My 71 year old 205 pound body appreciates the...

My 71 year old 205 pound body appreciates the 30x28 and 30x25 gearing on some
of the local hills...

Jerry
Forum: Commuting
11-15-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,317
Posted By yrrej

I use the Shimano a520 SPD. It offers a larger...

I use the Shimano a520 SPD. It offers a larger platform for your shoes than
the m series.

I unclip my left foot at stops and keep the right foot clipped in. When I start
I can use the arch area...
11-09-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By yrrej

What did she say?

Hey,

I was out riding today ( See the "Wheels Up" thread down below).

One leg of the trip was from the Kentucky river back to Richmond. There
is a very small community at the river and a ferry...
11-09-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By yrrej

Can a 71 year old 204 pound guy on a ~24 pound...

Can a 71 year old 204 pound guy on a ~24 pound bike do a 'Bunny Hop'?

It is a skill I would like to have but I don't have any idea ( or nerve ) to
figure out how to do it ( and I really hate to...
11-09-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By yrrej

Well the blood from the elbow made a mess on the...

Well the blood from the elbow made a mess on the windbreaker I was wearing. I am
a 'bleeder' ( ITP).

Fortunately a cold water wash after spraying the stains with 'Shout' seems to have
worked.
...
11-09-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By yrrej

Went "Wheels Up" today...

Well,

I was almost home...I had to take a left hand turn across a lane under construction.

A grader had just passed through the lane and had left two rows of loose 'stuff' on
either side of...
11-07-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,073
Posted By yrrej

Sigh, I started riding a year ago shortly...

Sigh,

I started riding a year ago shortly after I turned 70. I had hoped to lose a bit
of weight.

Since June I have ridden about 1000 miles and climbed about 30000 feet.

Total weight loss,...
11-06-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By yrrej

Is it safe?

Hi,

I have Shimano A520 SPD pedals and Specialized Taho MTB SPD shoes.

So far this fall I have been able to pedal with no cold toes in temps down
to 45 degrees but I want to 'be prepared' for...
11-04-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,745
Posted By yrrej

Not especially on point: A while back I was...

Not especially on point:

A while back I was on an expressway and I saw a motorcyclist on the other side of the road who
was standing straight up with his front wheel up in the air doing 45~50 mph...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By yrrej

Just a small hijack... If I ride a 30 mile...

Just a small hijack...

If I ride a 30 mile loop and stop and have lunch and perhaps change shorts and then do the
loop again, have I done a sixty mile ride or two 30 mile rides?

Jerry
Forum: Commuting
11-03-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,560
Posted By yrrej

I am betting the OP worked for an olive oil...

I am betting the OP worked for an olive oil importing company :)
11-03-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Ot
Views: 366
Posted By yrrej

I wear hearing aids while I bike. The wind noise...

I wear hearing aids while I bike. The wind noise is sorta aggravating. I have found that
a light weight head band with ear 'flaps' cuts down on the wind noise.

I also have found that if I turn my...
11-01-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By yrrej

Black Wool Socks?

None of the local stores seem to carry any nice black wool medium weight crew
length socks suitable for wearing while biking in cool to cold weather.

Any suggestions?

Jerry
10-31-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By yrrej

Lower Tire Pressure equals lower speed?

My stats over the last month have started trending down. ie lower cadence, lower avg speed.

I have a specialized sequoia comp with 700x25 tires which I had been running at 120~125 psi.
My weight...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,553
Posted By yrrej

Any chance you could have hit a pothole and...

Any chance you could have hit a pothole and became too befuddled by the wreck to
see the pothole after the fact?

Jerry
10-28-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By yrrej

Fine Adjustment of Saddle level...

I have a Sequoia Comp. The saddle is attached with a bolt in the
front and a bolt in the back.

The last time I took the bike in I had the shop replace the Sonoma 155
seat with the Avatar 143 (...
10-26-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,856
Posted By yrrej

Today I had to yell at a very large buzzard...

Today I had to yell at a very large buzzard feasting on a mangled possum in the
middle of the road.

I did not want to startle the rascal as I passed the carcass, fortunately the rascal
decided...
Forum: Foo
10-26-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By yrrej

Back around 1990 I worked for several summers at...

Back around 1990 I worked for several summers at NASA Dryden. They just commissioned
a SR-71 and treated us to a low flyby.

The earth shook...

A truly magnificent machine.

Jerry
10-24-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By yrrej

I can look at food and gain weight :) Jerry

I can look at food and gain weight :)

Jerry
10-17-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,841
Posted By yrrej

Once upon a time I rolled onto I75 just before...

Once upon a time I rolled onto I75 just before the KY river crossing. I pegged the
the throttle open on my Kawasaki Z1a and I was about half way across the bridge in fourth gear ( still
had one to...
10-08-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By yrrej

Heh,heh...I think in KY the Highway Patrol would...

Heh,heh...I think in KY the Highway Patrol would simply blow you to pieces if they found you
on the interstate....

It must be nice not to have to start up a hill every couple of hundred yards :(...
10-06-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By yrrej

I have a super light thin Hind Headband that...

I have a super light thin Hind Headband that covers my ears.

It makes a tremendous difference in the noise level. ( But I have to wear
hearing aids which really kicks up the noise level at...
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