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06-17-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By outwest5

:lol: Yep. He was so busy trying to make his...

:lol:
Yep. He was so busy trying to make his movie that he forgot a road bike doesn't do well in the dirt and took a little dump. :rolleyes:
06-17-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By outwest5

That might be the problem then. He just posted...

That might be the problem then. He just posted them a day or two ago, so they were with the latest flash. Many computers are set to automatically update. Maybe yours is not?
06-17-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By outwest5

You can set the resolution and how wide a field...

You can set the resolution and how wide a field of view they have. They do not have a zoom that you can zoom in on automatically, but you can make the field of vision smaller. They also come with a...
06-17-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By outwest5

It is a you tube video and I imbedded it right in...

It is a you tube video and I imbedded it right in the post. You should be able to see it? It was the upper part of the Santa Ana River Trail from Norco to Riverside California (Riverside County). The...
06-16-11, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By outwest5

Go Pro video camera on bike

My husband got a Go Pro mini video camera a few weeks ago and the house hasn't been the same since. He make a minimovie of a ride a few weeks ago complete with effects and music. oy. I thought you...
04-06-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

Yes, the ride is very nice with the 25's, but the...

Yes, the ride is very nice with the 25's, but the hassle of getting them on and off all the time wasn't worth the extra comfort to me. Perhaps other wheel/brake/fork set ups will allow the 25 to slip...
04-04-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By outwest5

Those look nice! So glad you found some you...

Those look nice! So glad you found some you liked. :)
04-04-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

I am not sure about that. They have a little...

I am not sure about that. They have a little design on the sides that is directional. I read over the instructions after I put them on (of course) and it says to pay attention to the arrow.
04-03-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By outwest5

You guys make jokes about it, but it sounds...

You guys make jokes about it, but it sounds disconcerting and a little creepy. I haven't been yelled at and I hope I never am. Do they think it is fun or something? Weird.
04-02-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,713
Posted By outwest5

Allegheny, you have an owey on your knee. :( ...

Allegheny, you have an owey on your knee. :(
What the heck are you doing there, anyway? Bike hurdles?!
04-02-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

A trunk rack is next. We did our ride...

A trunk rack is next.

We did our ride today, about 25 miles up and down. I like the tires a lot! I was surprised how stuck to the ground they felt around corners; I felt very confident on them....
04-02-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 919
Posted By outwest5

Just breezes most of the year, but the Santa Ana...

Just breezes most of the year, but the Santa Ana winds come once a year. I haven't tried riding in them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_winds
04-02-11, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By outwest5

The best way to lose weight is to count calories...

The best way to lose weight is to count calories and change portion sizes.
04-02-11, 12:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,781
Posted By outwest5

I live near foothills to large mountains. Nothing...

I live near foothills to large mountains. Nothing is flat going north to south, but I can go east to west flat.

36 is a lot, but I have many accessories. One must have accessories on a hybrid....
04-01-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,781
Posted By outwest5

Jimm, my hybrid is 36 pounds without the basket -...

Jimm, my hybrid is 36 pounds without the basket - disk brakes, triple, nice strong frame, a real workhorse and a great bike. The roadbike is 17 with the seat bag. That is practically 20 pounds...
04-01-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By outwest5

I'm not sure I would go as far as to say fun, but...

I'm not sure I would go as far as to say fun, but it certainly is a whole lot easier. The road bike excels on hills and is the place the difference is most noticeable. I remember the first real hill...
04-01-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By outwest5

That looks cold. Glad you got to ride. It's...

That looks cold. Glad you got to ride. It's around 80 here today, sunny and nice. Tomorrow is supposed to be about the same andI am off for a ride then.
04-01-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

Okay- done. :) I put a little piece of black...

Okay- done. :) I put a little piece of black electrical tape at the valve hole on the rim as recommended. I have new name brand tubes (Michelin Butyl) without threads and new Continental Grand Prix...
04-01-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By outwest5

Velo, I bought a hybrid when i wanted to start...

Velo, I bought a hybrid when i wanted to start riding again. It only took a few months of lugging that thing around to start to pine away for a real road bike. When I bought the hybrid, I had not...
04-01-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By outwest5

This old lady isn't going to be racing. I went to...

This old lady isn't going to be racing. I went to a local race a couple weeks ago. They had all age categories and both professional and amateur. I love all the colors:...
04-01-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By outwest5

For your new life plan you need a TV remote, a...

For your new life plan you need a TV remote, a bag of chips, a beer and a lazy boy. Then all will be right with the world.
04-01-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,781
Posted By outwest5

50 yrs, 5'7", 138# 50/34 and 11/28, but only...

50 yrs, 5'7", 138#
50/34 and 11/28, but only because that's what came on the Felt. My hybrid has a triple, which I need because of it's weight. The road bike is more than sufficient in comparison....
04-01-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,355
Posted By outwest5

I was visiting family in Berlin, Germany. It's...

I was visiting family in Berlin, Germany. It's pretty darned good there. All the streets have both bike paths and sidewalks separated by color demarcations or different bricks. There are a lot of...
03-29-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

LOL Front tire - front wheel. Seem almost the...

LOL Front tire - front wheel. Seem almost the same to me. ;)

:) Sorry. I had posted about the problem before and had been asked about the quick release before. If someone didn't know about the...
03-29-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

Exactly, AzTallRider. I am using the quick...

Exactly, AzTallRider. I am using the quick release and it still isn't enough (I'm not dumb, sheesh). The 25 tires I have are a tad bulbous. They look good and ride well, but I am tired of messing...
03-29-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

I checked out all the different tires...

I checked out all the different tires recommended. I just ordered Continental Grand Prix 4000S with black chili from Amazon. They have won awards and the reviews on Amazon were almost all 5 stars...
03-29-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

The flats were one on the front and one on the...

The flats were one on the front and one on the back. Both the same failure. I think it may be just bad tubes. They were the cheapest looking things I have ever seen. I looked on the Michelin website...
03-29-11, 03:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,055
Posted By outwest5

alcanoe, i like your data table, but what is...

alcanoe, i like your data table, but what is 'rambling'? -must be a UK pastime. LOL
03-29-11, 01:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,117
Posted By outwest5

Annoyed with the 25's. Want to change to 23's.

When I bought my road bike in February I asked them to put 25's on the bike. A little over 200 miles later, I am really annoyed with them.

I have had two flats- both at the valve where the...
03-28-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By outwest5

She has nice long legs. That is about how I have...

She has nice long legs. That is about how I have my seat, too. Women don't have the thigh strength that men have. I rely on my lower legs more, so want the seat higher. With a higher seat there is...
03-24-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By outwest5

Just buy her one, too.

Just buy her one, too.
03-24-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 127,452
Posted By outwest5

yah, yah, I took the picture from the wrong side,...

yah, yah, I took the picture from the wrong side, but I like this picture. :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/outwest5/mybike2.jpg
03-24-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By outwest5

Jamoca (without the almonds) from 31 flavors.

Jamoca (without the almonds) from 31 flavors.
03-24-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By outwest5

120 is above the sidewall max on my tires. They...

120 is above the sidewall max on my tires. They say minimum of 73, maximum of 109. According to these formulas, I should be inflating to 89 in the rear and 80 in the front of 25's. Wouldn't that be...
03-23-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By outwest5

Ah, bubble gum pink -rech- (sorry pink lovers). I...

Ah, bubble gum pink -rech- (sorry pink lovers). I also liked my Felt womens bike because it was not a female specific color. :)

120 psi is really high, isn't it? I bet you can feel a sesame seed.
03-23-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By outwest5

I got a flat in the first 15 miles on my new...

I got a flat in the first 15 miles on my new bike, too. It was right at the valve. I chocked it up to not having one of those screw thingies against the rim because it was a super cheap tube. I threw...
03-23-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,480
Posted By outwest5

...I bought a cheap helmet because it looked...

...I bought a cheap helmet because it looked nice...
03-23-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By outwest5

alanknm is obviously a lot more knowledgeable...

alanknm is obviously a lot more knowledgeable about this than I am. All I know is that I slapped some light weight 25 tires on my Felt Z series and it sure is smooth without losing road feel (and it...
03-23-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By outwest5

Pamestique, My husband is always washing my...

Pamestique, My husband is always washing my chain. :lol: I just figure the dirt and gunk is there showing that I ride it. He loves getting his new bike dirty and then all sparkly again. He loves...
03-23-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By outwest5

I say just let her have it where she wants. The...

I say just let her have it where she wants. The guy at the lbs told me to raise my seat almost 2 inches. He didn't measure my inseam to determine seat height. He put my bike on the trainer and...
03-23-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By outwest5

I bought a Felt Z series bike and my husband...

I bought a Felt Z series bike and my husband bought a Giant Defy Advanced series bike. Both of them are considered 'comfort road bikes'. They say 'compact geometry' or 'endurance geometry'. Both look...
03-23-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By outwest5

If you are an active person in very good shape I...

If you are an active person in very good shape I would get a second opinion. There are 55 year olds and 55 year olds. My brother is 49 and an avid mountain biker and looks much younger. When he broke...
03-23-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,319
Posted By outwest5

My Felt is 17 pounds with Ultegra and Mavic Elite...

My Felt is 17 pounds with Ultegra and Mavic Elite wheels. It is a female frame which may make it lighter - ? - although I have the tall one (equivalent to about a 53.5 mens frame). I don't see how it...
03-23-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,480
Posted By outwest5

This is the first public forum I have joined in...

This is the first public forum I have joined in on in years. I went searching for a bike one and was thrilled to find one for 50+ers. Bikes are very cool and nobody else around my immediate vicinity...
03-23-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By outwest5

That sounds really, really fun. I wish I was up...

That sounds really, really fun. I wish I was up to the task. Maybe next year. Climbing is not my forte'. I like going fast on a flat.
03-23-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,909
Posted By outwest5

I recognize that stereotypes of gay people do...

I recognize that stereotypes of gay people do prevail and in rereading what I wrote I seemed to condone those stereotypes. I should not have done that. By making that mistake, I was easily seen as...
03-20-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By outwest5

Congratulations for even giving it a whirl and...

Congratulations for even giving it a whirl and then doing so well.
03-20-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By outwest5

Why is a professional fit better than one that...

Why is a professional fit better than one that feels right? Isn't a professional fit a bunch of measurements to some sort of industry standard for what is right? A person may not fit the industry...
03-20-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,909
Posted By outwest5

:twitchy: Oh, my goodness. I give up. :crash:

:twitchy: Oh, my goodness. I give up. :crash:
03-19-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,909
Posted By outwest5

No, it doesn't matter, I agree. If you have...

No, it doesn't matter, I agree.
If you have seen a lot of male nurses between the 1960's-1980's that is 'just BS' unless you are talking in the military, called 'Corpsmen'.
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