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02-20-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Polaris OBark

It's the internet. One part Monty Python and one...

It's the internet. One part Monty Python and one part Vlad the Impaler.
12-28-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By Rolla

Proving that not every Kant is a philosopher.

Proving that not every Kant is a philosopher.
12-28-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By jaxgtr

I would definitely go with the CC route as well,...

I would definitely go with the CC route as well, I would also file a complaint with the California Department of Consumer Affairs. I had to do that once for service my wife was suppose to be...
10-24-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,368
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This forum may attract older segments because one...

This forum may attract older segments because one doesn't really start feeling it until one is over 60. Then one might feel the need for a little company. and discussion of what's going on.
10-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,389
Posted By msu2001la

A gravel bike with road tires makes for a really...

A gravel bike with road tires makes for a really good all-purpose road bike. The downsides are:

Slightly less aero due to larger gaps around road tires and more upright seating position...
10-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,389
Posted By chas58

I use a Canyon Inflite as my all around bike. ...

I use a Canyon Inflite as my all around bike. In the past week I've done crit style race training, Gravel race training and a CX race. I just change the wheels, and I'm good to go.

The...
10-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,389
Posted By tangerineowl

I have just the one allround bike that I built up...

I have just the one allround bike that I built up from the frame. Wanted it to be fairly light and cover a wide range of riding conditions.

Many times on just road rides I stick with the 27.5...
10-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,389
Posted By NumbersGuy

I've made my gravel bike (Niner RLT 9 RDO) into...

I've made my gravel bike (Niner RLT 9 RDO) into my all around bike and have left my road bike mostly parked as I'm enjoying the comfort of bigger tires, lower pressures and more upright riding...
06-25-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,795
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've pretty much decided that exercise is...

I've pretty much decided that exercise is mandatory for aging gracefully. Whether it's about brain health, gut biome health or immune system health, these are not things I want to lose. I see 93...
04-23-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By sshakari

I also have a Canyon Endurace in red since last...

I also have a Canyon Endurace in red since last summer and love the bike. Canyon has an approach that is simple and they communicate value in direct to consumer sales. Just wanted to say that.
04-23-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By alloo

I think with the Corvid-19 the trend is...

I think with the Corvid-19 the trend is accelerating to Internet bike purchases. Bicycle Shops are becoming service centers instead. Trek is selling bikes on the Internet and direct shipping them to...
04-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By joesch

Good post that shows if your willing to do some...

Good post that shows if your willing to do some research comparisons and polling then buying an online bike may not be "good luck does happen".
04-19-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,600
Posted By dagray

Joined your ranks on 04/14/2020

I turned 50 on the 14th...

I have either been pedaling on the trainer or going for short rides as of late.

Can't wait to have a saddle sore (ingrown hairs) removed so I can ride again longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,639
Posted By smashndash

Surely you mean Domane?

Surely you mean Domane?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,639
Posted By MattTheHat

I owned a 2019 Endurace CF SL 8.0 which I rode...

I owned a 2019 Endurace CF SL 8.0 which I rode for about 3,000 miles. I Rehomed it and purchased a 2020 Roubaix Expert. I find the Roubaix considerably more comfortable, resulting in a higher average...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,639
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I have a brand new Endurace CF SL 8.0 and I love...

I have a brand new Endurace CF SL 8.0 and I love it. Fit/finish of the build is spot on, it was the right size for me to get a proper fit on the bike, and it rides like a dream. Once the dirt roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,639
Posted By texbiker

I own the Kerosene Red Endurace CF SLX. I bought...

I own the Kerosene Red Endurace CF SLX. I bought it February 2018 and have ridden over 15,000 miles. It is a great ride. I run about 95 psi in the 28 mm tires which makes my ride comfortable. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,077
Posted By Theypeedonmyrug

This is an impressively cogent observation, and I...

This is an impressively cogent observation, and I think it fully explains why this thread exists in the first place.

But I just want to add a word in defense of my neighbors here in Connecticut...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,077
Posted By WhyFi

Nope. No complaints from me. It seems...

Nope. No complaints from me.



It seems like most cyclist have their own target of confirmation bias - they can shrug off dozens of trespasses, except when one reinforces a preconceived belief....
02-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By indyfabz

Having spent nearly 4 months on the road cycling...

Having spent nearly 4 months on the road cycling unsupported from Seattle, WA, to Nar Harbor, ME, to Philadelphia, PA, to Ocean City, NJ, and then back to Philadelphia, my epic standard is pretty...
02-25-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By Rollfast

First ride on a bike I've been working to finish....

First ride on a bike I've been working to finish. First ride after repairs. Just getting out and coming home. Recovering from an illness and getting out of this house, beating stir craziness. When...
02-24-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By davester

That's it right there. However, it doesn't need...

That's it right there. However, it doesn't need to have all three of those ingredients to be epic, especially if there is a surplus of one or two of them. For example, my most epic ride has been the...
02-24-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,426
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I'm not a doctor and I didn't play one on TV so ...

I'm not a doctor and I didn't play one on TV so I have no real qualifications to give an answer.
I am old and I am in great shape, and many of my tennis, running, and golf pals are...
02-22-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By TakingMyTime

When I bought my wife the first bike she had ever...

When I bought my wife the first bike she had ever owned. We went to the park and road on the bike trail that was lined on the sides with soft grass so in case she felt she was going to crash she...
02-21-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have bicycle toured close to 25,000...

My wife and I have bicycle toured close to 25,000 22,000 miles ( my wife corrected my arithmetic), a total of 2 years, in 11 countries during the last 12 years. Our longest ride was 3700 miles across...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,480
Posted By mstateglfr

Is all this just due to an industry looking to...

Is all this just due to an industry looking to make money, or is it an industry responding to consumer demand? Chicken or egg in the end- because whichever was the catalyst, the result is the same-...
02-20-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,141
Posted By _ForceD_

I think all the things you mentioned in your OP...

I think all the things you mentioned in your OP are what contribute to an epic ride. Sometimes just one. Sometime multiple. Sometimes one can make it epic when the ride might otherwise be a complete...
02-18-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 842,011
Posted By wltr w8

just for fun ...

just for fun
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27,220
Views: 17,794,135
Posted By Rides4Beer

New road bike, 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 1 in Wine...

New road bike, 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 1 in Wine Purple. My first di2 bike, absolutely love it!! Soooo smooth and easy, now I need it on my gravel bike! :lol:
...
02-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,606
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 577,628
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm 67, no aches or pains. I don't want to brag,...

I'm 67, no aches or pains. I don't want to brag, but with my fiancee, 61, I ride 200+ miles on a good week if weather allows us to get out 5 of 7 days. We don't ride fast, average 13 mph, plus or...
02-09-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By delbiker1

My New Mantra

New Mantra. I am 67 years old and the past year and a half I have really been feeling the effects of aging. I am experiencing a lot more aches and pains, lower/shorter levels of energy, reduced...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,670
Posted By Noahma

I am fairly confident that it is the second one. ...

I am fairly confident that it is the second one. My local dealer says the second one, his Orbea Rep says it that way as well. And if you listen carefully in the following Orbea video, I hear several...
02-05-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,886
Posted By badger1

:bday: Eatonkd and yes, "it goes fast"! 60...

:bday: Eatonkd and yes, "it goes fast"!

60 seems a moment ago; then, I was thinking the 65-85 thread was ages away. Now 68 ... blink of an eye.
02-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,606
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 577,628
Posted By delbiker1

New Mantra

I am 67 years old and the past year and a half I have really been feeling the effects of aging. I am experiencing a lot more aches and pains, lower/shorter levels of energy, reduced mental acuity and...
02-03-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3,606
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 577,628
Posted By Ballenxj

In the words of Toby Keith....

In the words of Toby Keith. https://youtu.be/ldQrapQ4d0Y
01-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,543
Posted By BigAura

I purchased my ParisSport bicycle new in June...

I purchased my ParisSport bicycle new in June 1970. So it's about to turn 50. It started life as 10-speed and has gone through many incarnations. It's been a fixed-gear since 2006, with it's...
01-29-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By SekiTimewalker

Very heavy rider

I'm a heavier person, 500 pounds, and am getting a bike with my tax return to get back into shape. I was told a Worksman is good, and have been in contact with them. They said they will give me the...
01-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,700
Posted By Speedway2

For years, I've used mountain bike shoes on my...

For years, I've used mountain bike shoes on my SPD pedalled bikes...including the Road bikes. The dedicated Roadies look at me strange but they make walking so much easier.
I've recently switched...
01-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,700
Posted By Crambie

I remember doing that the first time I used spd's...

I remember doing that the first time I used spd's but it was my fault as one cleat wasn't quite done up tight enough and it twisted as I tried to unclip. It didn't hurt me at all but I felt like a...
01-17-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,019
Posted By Cyclist0108

None, currently, but I keep finding little pills...

None, currently, but I keep finding little pills when I vacuum the carpet, which has me worried.
01-17-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,019
Posted By caloso

None. My kids are 15 so I hope it's a long while.

None. My kids are 15 so I hope it's a long while.
01-17-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,019
Posted By spinconn

3. 12, 13 & 14, and I seem to have become less...

3. 12, 13 & 14, and I seem to have become less amusing to them since they became teenagers.
01-15-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Joe F

Another Grandpa Checking In....

Just wanted to check in. First post. Really cool to stumble across this sub-forum. 62 here. Discovered mountain biking about 7 years ago and it has been life changing. I herniated L4/L5 and L5/S1...
01-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By tim24k

Hello FloridaDave, I didn’t move to, I more...

Hello FloridaDave,
I didn’t move to, I more like added to my stable/collection of bikes. I have over 40 bicycles, many different kinds/designs. I have diamond frames, cargo bikes, folding bikes,...
01-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,629
Posted By fastcarbon

When are you too old to ride?

At 77 I rode just under 5000 mi. last year. Trying to stay competitive involved buying a power meter and doing intervals along with doing group rides with competitive 50 - 60 year olds. Probably the...
01-07-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 842,011
Posted By washed up

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12-28-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,629
Posted By Moishe

Alternative reply: The only thing you can do...

Alternative reply: The only thing you can do that I can't is die young.
12-27-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,999
Posted By Moishe

“I agree with the folks posting above about...

“I agree with the folks posting above about working hard helping to keep the performance losses at bay. They are, eventually, inevitable, but if you want to keep up strength, speed, and endurance,...
11-25-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,489
Posted By roadsnakes

After I retired I started a series of Photographs...

After I retired I started a series of Photographs called "My Life Behind Bars" . Meaning, my life enjoying retirement behind the handle bars of Both my Bicycle and Motorcycle. So most of the pics of...
11-17-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,773
Posted By Smogsteve

2nd ride in 2 1/2 years

Went out this morning for a quick 14 mile ride. This is my second ride on the road bike since Oct. 2017. I have been recovering from taking two rounds at the Vegas mass shooting. I just was getting...
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