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11-12-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By Melo

40th Div. Korea, 1951-2

40th Div. Korea, 1951-2
11-10-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Melo

I am often asked how old I am, and how many miles...

I am often asked how old I am, and how many miles I ride. I just say 80 and counting, and that I have riden 11,300 + miles this year. (daily posted on BikeJournal) I am not fast anymore, but...
11-06-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,450
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Views: 523,904
Posted By Melo

Yeah DnvrFox. I have not checked in here for a...

Yeah DnvrFox. I have not checked in here for a long time, and the format has changed alot, I am trying to find my way around this site again. Been on BikeJournal, and it is down for a few day,( I...
11-06-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,450
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 523,904
Posted By Melo

I haven't checked this forum for 4 years, been on...

I haven't checked this forum for 4 years, been on BikeJournal, I am now 80, and wonder how many 80 year old guys are still riding. BTW I have riden 11,300 miles so far this year. and Just gotta...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 23,408
Posted By Melo

Garmin GPS for the bike, haven't got lost in...

Garmin GPS for the bike, haven't got lost in town, yet! can't wait to try in in the Mts.
speed and distance is very accurate too.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-05, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,936
Posted By Melo

I have used the "power aid' bottles for years. ...

I have used the "power aid' bottles for years. They make a cap with a flip cover and they don't leak. You don't have to pull up on the cap to take a drink, just swig and the water comes out. I use...
12-24-04, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Melo

25 is about as low as I go. That is when my nose...

25 is about as low as I go. That is when my nose starts running faster than I am peddlin, Today I am visiting daughters family in Helper Utah (El. about 5500ft.) 15 degrees, started to ride and...
12-07-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By Melo

We live near Mt. Saint Helens,,, it is the...

We live near Mt. Saint Helens,,, it is the biggest polluter in the state, can't do much about it can we!!
12-02-04, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Melo

Get the waterrepellent fronts with angulated...

Get the waterrepellent fronts with angulated knees, and vented light material in the back, I almost never use long Johns unless it gets super cold. Oh yes I also wear my snow ski helmet and goggles...
12-01-04, 10:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,102
Posted By Melo

Probably my last year of subscribing. I think...

Probably my last year of subscribing. I think the Maz. has turned into a rag
11-24-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By Melo

I use the hand pump to get in enough air to check...

I use the hand pump to get in enough air to check for possible pinched tube under the bead, then I switch to the CO2. If you get enough air in with the hand pump, before it starts to feel forced, a...
11-22-04, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Melo

There are no bad weather days to ride, just bad...

There are no bad weather days to ride, just bad clothing. Have the proper gear, and ride, but go a little slower on the ice. Keep peddlin
11-15-04, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,860
Posted By Melo

[QUOTE=jgwilliams]It really depends what sort of...

[QUOTE=jgwilliams]It really depends what sort of riding you're doing. Having suffered a lot of punctures last year I bought myself some Specialized Aramadillos this year for the winter bike and...
11-10-04, 02:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,241
Posted By Melo

Ranger Thanks - Ya I average 300 miles a week...

Ranger Thanks - Ya I average 300 miles a week in spring summer and early fall, 7000mi so far this year, and try to ride every day. I still teach at local college 4 months a year, (Japanese...
11-10-04, 10:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,241
Posted By Melo

Ranger, those are great, I am going to copy...

Ranger, those are great, I am going to copy them. I usually ride about 40-50 miles a day. and sometime stop at Macdonalds for a fudge sundae, Often people will say, You ride a bike and are...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-04, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Melo

coins that have been run over many times by cars,...

coins that have been run over many times by cars, therefore almost worn out
11-01-04, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,745
Posted By Melo

Ranger. I think Antidote just wanted a bolt all...

Ranger. I think Antidote just wanted a bolt all the way through on the Thule rack. My saris cycle-on rack has the short bolt with the threads at the head to secure the hitch without a wobble, no...
10-31-04, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,745
Posted By Melo

antidote, I got this pin from a dealer out of...

antidote, I got this pin from a dealer out of california, at a home show. I have never seen them anywhere else. It is a bolt with the threads up near the head, so the nut on the inside (held by a...
10-30-04, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,745
Posted By Melo

I don't know about the Thule, but the Saris racks...

I don't know about the Thule, but the Saris racks come with a short bolt that screws into a nut inside the rack reciever bar to make it tight. The short bolt on the saris also doesn't go through to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-04, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By Melo

And don't forget to open the brakes, which I...

And don't forget to open the brakes, which I have a few times
10-11-04, 11:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,881
Posted By Melo

New bike in April. just turned over 6000mi on the...

New bike in April. just turned over 6000mi on the meter, 3rd set of tires, I averaged between 350mi a week, down to 200+ since weather cooled, and will drop to 100 during the cold winter here in...
10-08-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,122
Posted By Melo

At 76 I am between "oldreliable67 and "Robert...

At 76 I am between "oldreliable67 and "Robert Gardner' An like you guys I peddle every day if possible, Still teach 4 months a year at local Com. college, (Japanese exchange students) Broadcast local...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-04, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 660,744
Posted By Melo

2 NWTs in our stable, My wife is only 5' tall,...

2 NWTs in our stable, My wife is only 5' tall, and has always had a problem with getting off a regular size bike, even 24"wheel. Her first try on the BF. and being able to stradle the main tube....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-04, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,467
Posted By Melo

I haven't toured on my NWT Bikefriday, but on the...

I haven't toured on my NWT Bikefriday, but on the Bike friday web page "Yak" letters you will find many that have.. Glad to see some of the bike friday people on here, but your names are all coded...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-04, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Posted By Melo

We have 2 BFs the NWT will fold in about 10...

We have 2 BFs the NWT will fold in about 10 seconds and go in the back of our car, To go in the suitcase (becomes a trailer) it takes longer and some disassembly, depends on how carefull you are. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-04, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Melo

I too find more than I lose, Lots of money too,...

I too find more than I lose, Lots of money too, even pick up the road kill coins. when I get a jar full I will take them to the bank and see if they will replace them.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-04, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Melo

Company in Eugene Oregon, Making folding bikes...

Company in Eugene Oregon, Making folding bikes that Pack into a suitcase (trailer) for flying. Check them out on Bikefriday.com.
09-24-04, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,264
Posted By Melo

Ever think of getting a folder bike, like a Bike...

Ever think of getting a folder bike, like a Bike friday. I ride big wheels usually, but for long trips we pack a couple of BFs in the back, don't need to lay down the seats and have a lot of room...
09-21-04, 11:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,722
Posted By Melo

Am I the only one on here over 75, would like...

Am I the only one on here over 75, would like some commets from others, I still ride 200-300 miles a week, and would like to hear from others in this age group. Just keep peddlin
09-20-04, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By Melo

Mike You should check the specialized Sirrus...

Mike You should check the specialized Sirrus models. there are 4 of them, They come with 28c tires, but I put on 23 c and they work great. I am 76, and can't use drops anymore, but I ride 200-300...
09-20-04, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,471
Posted By Melo

I had a big problem with my 1st sirrus, and had a...

I had a big problem with my 1st sirrus, and had a bad fall from the toeclip catching. On my new sirrus I put on a smaller clip, and have no problem.
09-20-04, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,471
Posted By Melo

I have ridden the Sirrus for 4 years, I am...

I have ridden the Sirrus for 4 years, I am actually on my 2nd one. The black sirrus comp; These are not hybrids, as some think, I put 700-23c on mine, and it rides very good. I ride between200-300...
Forum: Introductions
09-17-04, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Melo

Flat bar road bikes

I don't find anything on flat bar road bikes, Would like to hear of other who ride them. I have ridden the Spec. Sirrus for about 4 years (now on my second one) and for an older person (I,m 76), it...
Forum: Introductions
09-16-04, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Melo

hooked on biking

Hi, I'm Mel from Moses Lake Washington. Ride every day, about 200-300 miles a week. Road and MtB. Do lots of railtrails, and single track. I'm 76, Still teach part time at local Com. college,...
09-16-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Melo

I had similiar problem once, so I use my hand...

I had similiar problem once, so I use my hand pump enough only to check for possible rim pinch, Then I use the CO2 inflator, Its the only way to go. I carry 2 or 3 spares cylinders.
09-15-04, 10:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,135
Posted By Melo

my first post, did I get through?

my first post, did I get through?
09-15-04, 10:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,135
Posted By Melo

I find that in the evening with the blinkers on,...

I find that in the evening with the blinkers on, the cars seem to give me more room too. Will try it in the daylight.
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