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01-24-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,021
Posted By rsbob

Have watched TdF for decades. The scenery,...

Have watched TdF for decades. The scenery, villages and mountains are gorgeous and remind us of our trips. Really enjoy the breakaways which succeed and the mtn stages.
01-16-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,395
Posted By rsbob

They better not die. They are paying my SSI!

They better not die. They are paying my SSI!
01-11-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By rsbob

My bad, take 101 through Washington, Oregon and...

My bad, take 101 through Washington, Oregon and Northern Ca until it intersects Hwy 1. Then follow 1 down the coast. And yes 101 is highly rideable through Wa and Or and N. Ca but you will want to...
01-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By rsbob

Ride from the most NW point of Washington state...

Ride from the most NW point of Washington state down the coast to Sandy LEGO (San Diego) CA.
01-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,723
Posted By rsbob

I call my bike my time machine. It transports me...

I call my bike my time machine. It transports me back 20-30 years and my true age (66) disappears.

As other posters have said, people typically think I am 10 years younger. My health is far better...
01-05-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,438
Posted By rsbob

Ok, I lied. Ten years later my starter wife...

Ok, I lied.

Ten years later my starter wife and I thought it would be fun to tour wineries by bicycle. We mapped out six wineries over a 20 mile route. Unfortunately the temps that day were in...
01-05-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,438
Posted By rsbob

True Confessions Time.. Ever Ride Blotto?

First let me say I do not condone or encourage riding while intoxicated. It’s not just a bad idea but potentially life threatening.

Back in grad school, in my early 20s, two of us completed a...
01-05-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By rsbob

I would bribe mine to slow down so I can ketchup....

I would bribe mine to slow down so I can ketchup. A fit 38 YO vs a kinda fit 66 YO is no contesto
01-05-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,133
Posted By rsbob

I believe “got serious” means you started “going...

I believe “got serious” means you started “going steady”.




Or riding steadily.... unlike me when in college drinking a pitcher of beer an trying to ride my Schwinn Varsity steadily was...
01-03-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,134
Posted By rsbob

That is impressive speed even pace-lining. In...

That is impressive speed even pace-lining. In my late 40s I was working pretty darned hard to work with a group doing 23-25 and really didnít enjoy it because I was on the ragged edge and just...
01-03-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,134
Posted By rsbob

Different strokes for different folks. Some...

Different strokes for different folks. Some people get a kick jumping out of planes or jumping off cliffs on skis, and thatís just fine for them but I donít belittle them because they donít abide by...
01-03-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 999
Posted By rsbob

Rather than messing with the bag, why not attach...

Rather than messing with the bag, why not attach it to the left seat stay? Must be a way to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By rsbob

Ok it was a totally crackpot question made by...

Ok it was a totally crackpot question made by someone who can’t justify the price of a power meter and the computer to read it. As a former runner, I used a HRM consistently to improve my time,...
01-03-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 999
Posted By rsbob

Would zip ties or wire ties be more secure?

Would zip ties or wire ties be more secure?
01-03-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By rsbob

Stopped at the last State of Calif rest area...

Stopped at the last State of Calif rest area before entering Orygun (I lived there so I can spell it that way) and took a stroll along the river off the concrete walkways to get away from the...
01-03-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,870
Posted By rsbob

But why go half way?

What a concept!


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01-03-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,087
Posted By rsbob

I was mountain biking which involves a high...

I was mountain biking which involves a high degree of risk (broken bones, concussion, etc) so I stopped that for road riding this year and found this forum.

Spent a week in the Sacramento area...
01-03-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,298
Posted By rsbob

Seriously? Itís not just in the U.S.? Could...

Seriously? Itís not just in the U.S.? Could that be why our fearless leader calls it the China virus? I never put that together. I wonder if other people know this too? Super appreciate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19,821
Views: 4,281,196
Posted By rsbob

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01-01-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By rsbob

:roflmao2:A fitting but funny end. Thanks for...

:roflmao2:A fitting but funny end. Thanks for sharing. I would just throw out those clothes, don’t burn!
01-01-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By rsbob

Definitely NO. We are now seeing the Thanksgiving...

Definitely NO. We are now seeing the Thanksgiving surge which in one more week will be followed by the Xmas surge which in another two weeks will be followed by the New Years surge. With all these...
01-01-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,298
Posted By rsbob

I miss travel with my wife, eating out,...

I miss travel with my wife, eating out, gatherings with friends and relatives and holding my grand baby. What’s better now? Ask me again after Inauguration Day because everything now pretty much...
12-31-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By rsbob

Helped out a stranded roadie who had three flats...

Helped out a stranded roadie who had three flats and was out of patches. Gave him a new patch kit and wished him a better trip home (about 20 miles).
12-30-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 149,665
Posted By rsbob

1 hour on the trainer in Northern Italy...

1 hour on the trainer in Northern Italy Dolomites. Breathtaking in more ways than one. Beautiful sunny day at 89* there while outside my window, 44* F.
12-29-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By rsbob

Yet another documented Ďbenefití is not only...

Yet another documented Ďbenefití is not only living longer but also dying faster. Since there is less incidence of diabetes, heart disease and other long term illnesses associated with a sedentary...
12-29-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,283
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Views: 479,367
Posted By rsbob

Wildwood, since you can’t divorce them, friends...

Wildwood, since you can’t divorce them, friends and family apparently need to be kindly reminded that age is only a state of mind. Keeping mentally and physically active easily removes years if not...
12-29-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,991
Posted By rsbob

Since we all seem to be of the same era, here is...

Since we all seem to be of the same era, here is a car of that time. It’s a ‘71 conversion to a 6 cylinder.

How fast can I go? About 130 on the track.

...
12-28-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,420
Posted By rsbob

Yikes. What a terrible accident. I admire your...

Yikes. What a terrible accident. I admire your great attitude and applaud your rescuers. Heal quickly.
12-27-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By rsbob

Glad you are still on the road. Good solution

Glad you are still on the road. Good solution
12-26-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,463
Posted By rsbob

Why don’t you post your first sentence on the...

Why don’t you post your first sentence on the mountain bike forum. Bet you will get some feedback.
12-26-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By rsbob

Congratulations on feeling fast while secure. ...

Congratulations on feeling fast while secure. Quite a breakthrough indeed.

I have had some personal bests on downhills with 28s at 80/85lbs which stick like glue (Conti 5000s TLs).

Keep up...
12-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,355
Posted By rsbob

Method used: Napa brake cleaner and upholstery...

Method used: Napa brake cleaner and upholstery attachment on carpet cleaner machine with carpet cleaning solution. After cleaning the area, it came out so well I used the machine to do the rest of...
12-26-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25,681
Views: 2,575,117
Posted By rsbob

Did I ride today? Should have, it was 50*....

Did I ride today? Should have, it was 50*. Instead spent 5 hours pruning back perennials in one garden area and still have a couple more hours to finish it. Then I have about 40 hours pruning back...
12-25-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By rsbob

Since I have a few degrees in this discipline and...

Since I have a few degrees in this discipline and ride a bike, this is totally appropriate

...
12-25-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By rsbob

Love it. Where did they/you find that? Will have...

Love it. Where did they/you find that? Will have to use The Google ;)
12-25-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,134
Posted By rsbob

True confessions. My dad always drove fast and I...

True confessions. My dad always drove fast and I loved it. When I learned to downhill ski at 10, speed was my drug, as well as jumping off every bump and ledge. In high school I started ski racing...
12-25-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,182
Posted By rsbob

Ingenious adaptation. Would I broadcast my...

Ingenious adaptation. Would I broadcast my tunes? no. I wear one earbud on the non-traffic side, which works for me.

I only become a grumpy old man when hearing music when hiking that some...
12-25-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,862
Posted By rsbob

TMI on toe nails, but glad you like your light. ...

TMI on toe nails, but glad you like your light. Have a Harbor Freight LED spot light I can shine from upstairs which looks like the sun.

My issue with anything that that requires a USB port is...
12-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By rsbob

welcome to 2020.

welcome to 2020.
12-20-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By rsbob

Very much appreciated. It really devastated...

Very much appreciated. It really devastated her.She also had to give up downhill skiing which she was quite accomplished. She had many complications and lots of scare tissue which limits her...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By rsbob

Funny you said that. I got in a nice 4 mile walk...

Funny you said that. I got in a nice 4 mile walk through a nearby state park. Loved it. Great minds.....
12-20-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By rsbob

Add me to the list. Was constantly nursing...

Add me to the list. Was constantly nursing running injuries and switched over about 80% to cycling and 20% running. After getting plantar fasciitis a year ago after a run I completely gave up...
12-19-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,397
Posted By rsbob

Maybe it’s, “Hey dude, you’re riding with a...

Maybe it’s, “Hey dude, you’re riding with a broken stem!” :eek:
12-19-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By rsbob

My wife and I walk 21 miles a week, every week,...

My wife and I walk 21 miles a week, every week, walking our dog. For the year just about 1000 miles. Amazing how it adds up. Pre-COVID was an avid hiker and would do 8 mile 3000í climbs every weekend...
12-19-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,397
Posted By rsbob

Probably yelling, ďnice bumĒ. Or, you look...

Probably yelling, ďnice bumĒ.

Or, you look like a bum, fix that hole in your shorts.
12-19-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By rsbob

Could be worse than all that. It could have been...

Could be worse than all that. It could have been the hipster man-bun.
12-18-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,486
Posted By rsbob

Sounds like either nerve or blood supply deficit...

Sounds like either nerve or blood supply deficit due to compression. Put on your cycling gloves indoors and see if that makes a difference.

Free pseudoquqckery advice served daily.

Heck Yeah...
12-18-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 149,665
Posted By rsbob

Boy did you ever nail it! But mine was...

Boy did you ever nail it!

But mine was shorter than probably everyone elseís today. Iím not proud ;).

15 miles with 1495í climbing in 50* temp with sunshine. How I love my visits to CA.
12-18-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,566
Posted By rsbob

When someone starts drafting, I automatically use...

When someone starts drafting, I automatically use hand signals to slow, hazards, etc. so the probability of them hitting me is low. like I said before, if they touch my back tire, they are the one...
12-18-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,250
Posted By rsbob

Since you live in the Bay Area, a hill is usually...

Since you live in the Bay Area, a hill is usually not too far away. You might want to head for a long climb straight away, or drive your bike to a hill, and start climbing to quickly warm up. Or do...
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