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01-25-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By rsbob

Are your tires aired up to the maximum, or near,...

Are your tires aired up to the maximum, or near, pressure? Check them before every ride.

if none of the suggestions above work, you may want to see your doctor
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.
01-24-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,398
Posted By rsbob

Father is 88 and mother is 87 and neither are...

Father is 88 and mother is 87 and neither are cyclists. Hey boomer, hope to make it to be an octogenarian too, but with cycling, may squeak it to 90.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By rsbob

At just about mile 100 of a double century, I...

At just about mile 100 of a double century, I started feeling weak and light headed. The feeding station was less than 5 miles away. All of a sudden, I started getting tunnel vision. It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,545
Posted By rsbob

Got caught in a thunderstorm with no place to...

Got caught in a thunderstorm with no place to hide. Had just did three miles and had another three to shelter. I was so scared I thought that if I am going to die, I am going to do it going hard. ...
01-19-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By rsbob

How to fall off a bike and not get hurt: ...

How to fall off a bike and not get hurt: https://blog.mapmyrun.com/fall-off-bike-not-get-hurt/
01-16-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,398
Posted By rsbob

They better not die. They are paying my SSI!

They better not die. They are paying my SSI!
01-16-21, 10:36 AM
01-11-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
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...
01-09-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,660
Posted By rsbob

One leg of panty hose. If it gets icy, just trade...

One leg of panty hose. If it gets icy, just trade legs. Bonus, you have a pony tail!
01-09-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By rsbob

Highway 1 along the coast all the way. I have...

Highway 1 along the coast all the way. I have driven it dozens of times and it is stunningly beautiful. You definitely want to go North to South so you have the prevailing winds behind you. Have...
01-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
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...
01-07-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,438
Posted By rsbob

After the news yesterday, I drank half a bottle...

After the news yesterday, I drank half a bottle of Scotch and then jumped on my trusty steed and rode 25 miles and just about lost it when I down shifted too many cogs on my trainer. It could have...
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...
01-05-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,231
Posted By rsbob

Personally I would never get caught dead, or...

Personally I would never get caught dead, or alive, on one. But would be on two.

...
01-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,231
Posted By rsbob

Nothing wrong with your eyes. They all look...

Nothing wrong with your eyes. They all look similar to me too.

...
01-05-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,133
Posted By rsbob

This thread is just begging for a pole (no, not...

This thread is just begging for a pole (no, not that type gutter heads.)
01-04-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By rsbob

Hate for you to be disappointed because I care...

Hate for you to be disappointed because I care and also want to be the first to say.... Your wrong!

What was the subject again?
01-04-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By rsbob

In the TMI Dept, in my late 30s developed an...

In the TMI Dept, in my late 30s developed an issue directly attributable to my bike saddle with urinary urgency (like right now!) and frequency. A buddy of mine has the exact same issue. Saw a...
01-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,301
Posted By rsbob

Letís See Your Best Bike ďArtĒ Shot

For you creative, and not so creative, types, thought it would be fun to have an artsy thread of bike shots. Can be of whatever you want; components, you bike in a great setting, or something...
01-03-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By rsbob

Help on removing rounded off Hex head

Was a dumb-@$$ and rounded off the seat post bolt. Suggestions on removing?

And yes, I will buy some proper Ritchey hex tools heads so this doesn’t happen again.

TIA
01-03-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,137
Posted By rsbob

So close on your century! What a heartbreaker. ...

So close on your century! What a heartbreaker.

I got close once once but missed by 10 mins which really pissed me off since that was my goal. I did grab a couple of pacelines along the way but...
01-03-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,137
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: 4,137
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By rsbob

About four or five days a week because I enjoy...

About four or five days a week because I enjoy hiking too. On the days I really push hard and exhaust my legs (going anaerobic several times) I have to take a recovery day. Age 66, but only back...
01-03-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
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.
01-03-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By rsbob

Darn it Glenn. Never seen an officially...

Darn it Glenn. Never seen an officially manufactured tire boot. Thought it was a wet wipe for hands. Always carried currency or a piece of Tyvek cut from a postal bag. Now I need to invent a product...
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: 1,000
Posted By rsbob

Would zip ties or wire ties be more secure?

Would zip ties or wire ties be more secure?
01-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By rsbob

Only thing missing from Glen’s excellent kit is a...

Only thing missing from Glen’s excellent kit is a folded one dollar bill for a boot in case of a severe tube cut. Otherwise, good visual.
01-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By rsbob

Uh, maybe 6? Dunno, donít track that but...

Uh, maybe 6?

Dunno, donít track that but have no problem with those than do.

sorry, it was a wasted post but was feeling snarky. Thanks for helping me work through it. :D
01-03-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By rsbob

A seat with a hole in the middle so you will...

A seat with a hole in the middle so you will never have to stop for bathroom breaks. At least that’s what the guy at the LBS said.
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By rsbob

My DIL got one and who has been working with...

My DIL got one and who has been working with patients. Now she will switch to administering the vaccine. We get no preferential treatment nor do we expect it. Am so disappointed we are not...
01-03-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By rsbob

I find it highly ironic that the leaders of one...

I find it highly ironic that the leaders of one political party is actively trying to reduce its own numbers by panning masks. Worse yet, those supporters don’t even know it as evidenced above. ...
01-03-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By rsbob

If youíve been married for any period of time the...

If youíve been married for any period of time the question answers itself.
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
01-02-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By rsbob

What is your heart rate training zone?

What zones range do you find optimal for your training?

At 66 I find my sweet spot in the 150s on the flats. Find I am efficient there without over taxing.
Forum: Introductions
01-02-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By rsbob

:welcome

:welcome
Forum: Introductions
01-02-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By rsbob

My old home town with great riding of all types...

My old home town with great riding of all types in a super climate. Welcome to the forum. Really need to get a bike down there and ride the Soquel and Felton areas. The road from Felton along the...
01-02-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,298
Posted By rsbob

Very well said, Couldnít agree more.

Very well said, Couldnít agree more.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19,821
Views: 4,281,217
Posted By rsbob

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/806x834/dd0cf93d_7ecb_4e19_8f17_790df91d1b65_ac1b02bdfad7fe3d3080b016224f4b49fc06aa81.jpeg
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: 689
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...
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