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03-03-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,465
Posted By stoplight

normally a good pace for me is 15 give or take .5...

normally a good pace for me is 15 give or take .5 up or down..
03-03-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By stoplight

completed two centuries on a Giant FCR 1, A Fred...

completed two centuries on a Giant FCR 1, A Fred will have no problem banging it out. :)
02-25-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By stoplight

perhaps you will one day grow tired of your...

perhaps you will one day grow tired of your battle with food and seek another way of coping with life stressors. :bang:
02-20-17, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By stoplight

Nicely done sir!!!

Nicely done sir!!!
02-20-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By stoplight

you would be correct. Got to spend some time...

you would be correct.
Got to spend some time with it today and gave it a good going over. I got the serial number and has bike registry tag on it so might be able to pin point the date. On closer...
02-19-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By stoplight

Unsure as well....hoops and crank from what I see...

Unsure as well....hoops and crank from what I see are in the 150.00-200 range..those to alone total the value of the entire bike....


just wondering if I run into issues if its worth repairing......
02-19-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By stoplight

Diamondback Sand Streaker 6

Was thinking of making a vintage steel bike a project long story short a neighbor gave me his Diamondback Sand Streak 6. I did some research on the bike and found the basic stuff but a few questions...
02-13-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,700
Posted By stoplight

Yep, this Sounds like you are just mentally...

Yep, this

Sounds like you are just mentally beat down or bored with the riding thing. You are doing plenty of other exercise, riding is not the end all be all. Exercise ought to be something you...
02-13-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By stoplight

Three times I took it gave same or close to same...

Three times I took it gave same or close to same results.

First one, mountain biking. Was warmed up and in the normal course of riding attempted a steep climb. I went as far as I could and...
02-12-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 40,515
Posted By stoplight

He did and bought his wife the "pass through"...

He did and bought his wife the "pass through" model. I rode with him on Friday about 13 miles. Sharp bike!!! I rode it around the parking lot and its very relaxed fit bike but not so relaxed you...
02-12-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By stoplight

Standard formula max HR for me was 170. After a...

Standard formula max HR for me was 170. After a particularly difficult climb I took it myself and got 186..few months later I took again with a HR monitor and was 184. My resting HR was 60. While...
02-01-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By stoplight

Last year right at the start of an Intermediate...

Last year right at the start of an Intermediate trail I crashed. Spread eagle on my right side, shoulder, hip and ankle. After catching my breath I realized I probably also broke a rib. I had two...
02-01-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By stoplight

250 push ups but no pull ups? make sure you...

250 push ups but no pull ups?
make sure you don't look down while doing the push ups, your eyes could pop out before you hit 200


Sounds like you want a core workout plus cycling. Try the p90x...
02-01-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 40,515
Posted By stoplight

buddy of mine is riding an old Giant Rincon and...

buddy of mine is riding an old Giant Rincon and is in the market for a new bike, stats age 65, 300 pounder, down 102 pounds since changing his diet and riding. He test drove the Spec Roll on Sunday....
01-31-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By stoplight

Few months back same issue..every ride a flat....

Few months back same issue..every ride a flat. Marked the tire and tube with a red marker so once I found the puncture I could match them up and investigate the tire. I ran my finger on the inside,...
01-29-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By stoplight

his budget is all bloodied up face down in the...

his budget is all bloodied up face down in the gutter.
01-29-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,779
Posted By stoplight

risk divided by reward = nope

risk divided by reward = nope
01-29-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,660
Posted By stoplight

Recently and depending on weather, 59% hybrid...

Recently and depending on weather, 59% hybrid Giant FCR 1, paved path and 39% mountain biking, Yeti sb95. Recent injuries while on MTB will most likely have me bumping up the hybrid ride. And 2% for...
01-28-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,520
Posted By stoplight

Did two centuries on mine with countless miles of...

Did two centuries on mine with countless miles of training in between, 2008 Giant FCR 1
Important to get the fit right though, the hot spots you have at 20 miles will be different then the ones you...
01-28-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,499
Posted By stoplight

Only my experience... I ride a flat bar road...

Only my experience...
I ride a flat bar road bike and not on the road but on local paved paths. If in training mode I have found the best conditioning workout is finding a pace on the flat bar and...
01-27-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,238
Posted By stoplight

Lighthouse Century, Old Creek Rd option, Morro...

Lighthouse Century, Old Creek Rd option, Morro Bay, age 56. The best part of the ride was the 10 mile downhill section. The absolute worst part of the ride, north of Cambria toward the Lighthouse...
01-27-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,317
Posted By stoplight

Great thread. Just turned 61. The year of being...

Great thread. Just turned 61. The year of being 60 was met with a grade II acromian sprain, healed from it. Then a rib fracture, man did that ever hurt. And now just recovering from Haglund's...
01-27-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,290
Posted By stoplight

First two bikes I did own long enough, kept...

First two bikes I did own long enough, kept trading up. Third bike was damn near perfect without tweaking much. That bike got me through two centuries and I dialed it in based on hot spots. Then it...
01-24-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,687
Posted By stoplight

The energy attached to the bike is problematic....

The energy attached to the bike is problematic. Its not always about a good deal. If you believe in that sort of thing..
01-22-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By stoplight

We forget how quickly a bike can be stolen I...

We forget how quickly a bike can be stolen I guess. When I pull into a parking lot after a ride I look for other bikes unsecured and under secured and park next to or near them and then lock up my...
01-22-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,499
Posted By stoplight

hard to cast wide net as you suggest but,...

hard to cast wide net as you suggest but, mountain bikers tend be all for one, one for all, path riders similar but not quite at the same level of mountain bikers where road users tend to be specific...
01-21-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By stoplight

Buddy and his friend go riding and stop by the...

Buddy and his friend go riding and stop by the local eatery for some grub after. Thule double bike rack with the standard cable locks. When they return, cables cut and the friends 6k Pivot is gone....
01-21-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By stoplight

Indeed!!!!! nice ride

Indeed!!!!! nice ride
01-19-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By stoplight

I've seen 29ers on the same trails & started to...

I've seen 29ers on the same trails & started to wonder if I should sell the hybrids & look for a used 29er. & if so, why. a wider tire would be one reason, especially now that a little snow has...
01-18-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By stoplight

was confused by the question but from the...

was confused by the question but from the responses I think I get it.


Assuming the OP refers to MTB as having 26" wheels. I sold two of those to move to a 29 full suspension rig, love it.
My...
01-18-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,155
Posted By stoplight

My giant FCR 1 was stolen last year..that bike...

My giant FCR 1 was stolen last year..that bike fit me perfectly. Took me over a year but just recently found another one, I will ride it till it falls apart.


On the mountain its a Yeti sb95,...
01-18-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By stoplight

dunno where you live but if close to enough the...

dunno where you live but if close to enough the five ten outlet store then you have access to some great deals on fantastic shoes. If not search around...usually can find a pair for about 100. Got a...
01-17-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By stoplight

what he said

what he said
01-16-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By stoplight

depends on terrain and size of tire... ...

depends on terrain and size of tire...


Riding all mountain stuff like Mammoth I run Maxxis Ardent 2.4 front and 2.25 rear, Tire pressure in the 30lb range, loose over hard pack kitty litter...
01-16-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By stoplight

20 years ago I was working out 2x a day and on a...

20 years ago I was working out 2x a day and on a restricted diet. I could not get below 200lb..I said screw it...I am going to eat well and exercise and let my body figure out what weight it wants to...
01-15-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By stoplight

awesome pics..!!!!! my thoughts and...

awesome pics..!!!!!


my thoughts and condolences to you and those in your circle.
01-15-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,499
Posted By stoplight

many moons ago I did 315 one time..was a long...

many moons ago I did 315 one time..was a long time goal to pop up three plates. Mission accomplished but my goodness that was heavy!!!! Because of the wear and tear of heavy weights I switched to...
01-14-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

perhaps another question, who is obsessed with...

perhaps another question, who is obsessed with what other riders look like.


Fred, despite how some have defined him, could careless what others think. And where I live, Fred is rarely on the...
01-14-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,499
Posted By stoplight

Last several years manufactures have developed a...

Last several years manufactures have developed a bike for about every purpose. Mountain bikes have become increasing specific for certain terrain. Hybrids enter the market to cover the gap between...
01-13-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By stoplight

It's about the weight until its not about the...

It's about the weight until its not about the weight. It's about a life style change and that can happen at any moment.
01-13-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

Nailed it...the genesis of the first Fred...

Nailed it...the genesis of the first Fred archetype, baby boomer Fred
01-12-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

limited load of unpretentious Freds solves that...

limited load of unpretentious Freds solves that problem, good times!!!
01-12-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

guilty!!! Poser has the gear Fred...

guilty!!!

Poser has the gear


Fred has perfected the fundamentals
01-12-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

The fishing comparison does it for me.... ...

The fishing comparison does it for me....


A poser has all the latest and greatest reels and rods with his name on the rods. His tackle box is full of the latest gear and he has a ton of it. His...
01-10-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,740
Posted By stoplight

No but I cannot say it hasn't crossed my mind. I...

No but I cannot say it hasn't crossed my mind. I stopped riding one particular path because of the unsavory types loitering in a particular stretch. Never know!!
01-09-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

seriously? Freds don't wear generic jerseys or...

seriously? Freds don't wear generic jerseys or bibs..haven't you learned anything? I insist..a trophy for striking back so decisively. I give up...lol


still a good thread...my apologies for...
01-09-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

And here you are.....go figure... I get...

And here you are.....go figure...


I get crossed up when two similar types begin waving their high and mighty flags, you all sound the same to me after a fashion. You're not upset because I did...
01-09-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,216
Posted By stoplight

you're right, I have no proof, I apologize for...

you're right, I have no proof, I apologize for hurting your feelings,, where can I mail you a trophy for being such a good sport?
01-09-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,666
Posted By stoplight

five ten shoes, fortunate to be within driving...

five ten shoes, fortunate to be within driving distance of their store where some great deals can be had. And once you get used to
catalyst pedals
http://pedalinginnovations.com/
01-09-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By stoplight

started riding seriously 2008, up to that time 12...

started riding seriously 2008, up to that time 12 knee surgeries, 6 each knee, age 53. Completed first century 2010 and last 2012. The last, the Lighthouse Century Old Creek rd version was tough...
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