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08-13-18, 03:17 PM
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Posted By dennis336

I hear you ... I appreciate compliments when I...

I hear you ... I appreciate compliments when I can get them but I, too, acknowledge I might feel differently if I was a woman who heard those kinds of things all too frequently.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 187
Posted By dennis336

Took Friday off and road around 61 miles in NW...

Took Friday off and road around 61 miles in NW Connecticut and SW Massachusetts ... Good mix of gravel and paved roads. Saturday was rainy so no riding for me. Took an easy 23 mile ride on Sunday.
08-11-18, 03:18 AM
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Views: 1,253
Posted By dennis336

What Machka said ... when I have my "long ride"...

What Machka said ... when I have my "long ride" day, I usually have my coffee first thing when I wake up so I empty out most of the liquid (I also have a mug of water when I wake up) by the time I...
08-10-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,977
Posted By dennis336

Argghhh ... this confirms my worst fears ... that...

Argghhh ... this confirms my worst fears ... that our lives are just being manipulated as part of some grand social experiment. No free will, no true reality ... oh well, could be worse :giver:
08-09-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,977
Posted By dennis336

Lot of interesting responses and perspectives on...

Lot of interesting responses and perspectives on a very important topic.

Having said that, is no one curious as to how this situation played out? Methinks the OP had no idea what he (OP, you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,849
Posted By dennis336

Interesting, I hadn't noticed any changes in the...

Interesting, I hadn't noticed any changes in the taste (although, I'm not very discerning!). btw, I'm also experimenting with chocolate milk for post ride recovery (or in yesterday's case, late ride)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By dennis336

Got in 58 solo miles on Sunday - around/near...

Got in 58 solo miles on Sunday - around/near Connecticut River in South/Central Connecticut. Had been considering a group ride (Tour of the Litchfield Hills) that I've done a couple times. They've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,849
Posted By dennis336

For short work-day rides, just water, if anything...

For short work-day rides, just water, if anything at all. For longer weekend rides, especially if it's hot, I'll start with two bottles with electrolyte mix (Cytomax), then refill with water during...
08-05-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By dennis336

Not that, but a related crash happened to me....

Not that, but a related crash happened to me. Several years back I decided to grab a ride at lunch time (I work at home) and, while riding, a very light rain started. Wasn't really concerned, but as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 453
Posted By dennis336

I actually did their 84 mile ride a year or two...

I actually did their 84 mile ride a year or two ago (Thread City Century). I've not yet joined a club but it looks like a friendly group (I met a few members from the club at a lunch stop in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 453
Posted By dennis336

Sorry, missed your post. I live in Central CT so...

Sorry, missed your post. I live in Central CT so for my long rides I have different areas I ride for variety. Got rides along the CT River Valley area (Chester, Essex, East Haddam, Lyme), others...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,103
Posted By dennis336

That's a great idea ... so, you just wrap it...

That's a great idea ... so, you just wrap it around the ring? No need to fasten or clip it (sorry, probably dumb question)?


I had a situation once where my cable snapped, the chain hopped off...
08-02-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,816
Posted By dennis336

For short rides, I don't worry too much about the...

For short rides, I don't worry too much about the temp although, if schedule and motivation allow, I will gear even the short rides (15ish miles) to early morning or later in the day. I have gotten...
08-01-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,426
Posted By dennis336

Good idea, although sadly, that involves far more...

Good idea, although sadly, that involves far more common sense than I have :)
08-01-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,426
Posted By dennis336

Yeah, I live in Central CT so to get to a nicer,...

Yeah, I live in Central CT so to get to a nicer, not to mention more varied, ride, takes a while, so I like to position myself in a more scenic area right out of the gate. I actually take my key off...
08-01-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,426
Posted By dennis336

For my long rides, I typically drive my bike...

For my long rides, I typically drive my bike somewhere - often around an hour or hour and a half from my home. So, while I don't carry my wallet with me, I pull 4 cards that I consider important - my...
08-01-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,660
Posted By dennis336

Well, on my last weekend solo ride, I had the...

Well, on my last weekend solo ride, I had the most delicious, extra-large, cold and crunchy dill pickle. I don't know why, but I still keep thinking about that and how I can tailor my future long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 453
Posted By dennis336

Very cool to hit bests at 72! I'm turning 65 in...

Very cool to hit bests at 72! I'm turning 65 in a few weeks and am in a place where my long weekend ride is part exercise but also a "clear my head"/mental/spiritual escape so I still try to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 453
Posted By dennis336

Nice ride ... great pace too, especially with...

Nice ride ... great pace too, especially with those hills and headwind!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 453
Posted By dennis336

Yeah, I moved my long ride to today (Sunday) for...

Yeah, I moved my long ride to today (Sunday) for just that reason. As you said, the humidity this past week was through the roof.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By dennis336

Yeah, I don't know enough about the mechanics to...

Yeah, I don't know enough about the mechanics to know if it matters ... now, it's just become a habit to leave the gears in small/small.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By dennis336

Interesting ... when I got my first serious road...

Interesting ... when I got my first serious road bike, I had heard it was good practice to leave your gears in the small/small gear to reduce tension so I've always done that (not the very smallest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,195
Posted By dennis336

I prefer, and it works for where I do my long...

I prefer, and it works for where I do my long rides, to buy water or energy drink during the ride. If I carried a third or fourth bottle, especially on really hot days, the water/drink would get too...
07-29-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By dennis336

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT CRAZY TO GET YOUR FIRST...

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT CRAZY TO GET YOUR FIRST SERIOUS ROAD BIKE AT FIFTY YEARS OLD!

ok, I got the caps out of my system. While I did some riding much of my life, I consider myself having gotten...
07-29-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By dennis336

Yes, that is definitely a very good rule :) ......

Yes, that is definitely a very good rule :) ... having said that, getting over that crack in the road was only her first hurdle. Hard to see it ending well no matter what!!
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