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02-16-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By mwalsh5757

Mark my mom as a victim of this years flu...

Mark my mom as a victim of this years flu pandemic. She died of Pneumonia and Sepsis 2 days after starting to feel better from the actual flu.

Be careful with this one, particularly if you're...
01-19-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 46,395
Posted By mwalsh5757

They cleared them out north of Ball Rd. about six...

They cleared them out north of Ball Rd. about six months ago and have had a County-funded security patrol to keep them from coming back. I'm not sure the guy is the friendliest of people (though...
01-16-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 46,395
Posted By mwalsh5757

Signs modified today to read "Trail closed Taft...

Signs modified today to read "Trail closed Taft to Memory Lane 1/22-4/30".
01-15-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 46,395
Posted By mwalsh5757

CalTrans-type digital signs out as I rode today -...

CalTrans-type digital signs out as I rode today - trail closed on Monday the 22nd. Now I don't know if that means the whole trail or just the affected areas. I saw this one SB just before the...
01-15-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,701
Posted By mwalsh5757

I went with this type from an eBay seller...

I went with this type from an eBay seller (slightly cheaper than Amazon):
...
12-06-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,363
Posted By mwalsh5757

Hard to say if I would go faster. I too...

Hard to say if I would go faster. I too self-regulate to set points along my route that I need to hit at a certain elapsed time. Now, I guess I could probably recalculate those set points to match...
12-05-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,363
Posted By mwalsh5757

I ride an old, heavy bike with nubby trail tires...

I ride an old, heavy bike with nubby trail tires because my number one goal is burning calories. When I get to goal weight I'll worry about anything else. YMMV.
10-26-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By mwalsh5757

Here is a picture. I realize now that I maybe...

Here is a picture. I realize now that I maybe should have used the phrase old school alloy cage rather than saying standard, being as many of the modern cages appear to be nothing like the older...
10-25-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By mwalsh5757

No, not at all. Just wanted to pass the info...

No, not at all. Just wanted to pass the info along for those who might be interested.
10-25-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By mwalsh5757

Guzzy water bottle perfect for standard cage

Have been fretting over purchasing the right water bottle for a standard alloy cage a while now, and while a cheap and cheerful bike water bottle is obviously the easiest way to go I decided to take...
10-20-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By mwalsh5757

My wife is already on medicare and has our Disney...

My wife is already on medicare and has our Disney PPO for her secondary, while for me the Disney PPO is my primary. We have always been able to find the best doctors and neither of us has ever had...
09-21-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,900
Posted By mwalsh5757

Me too, and I'm only 56. :lol:

Me too, and I'm only 56. :lol:
09-18-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,188
Posted By mwalsh5757

The very worst of the public pool users other...

The very worst of the public pool users other than children (don't get me started on children!) are the "bouncers" - the ones who walk/bounce randomly around the swimming pool instead of swimming....
09-14-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By mwalsh5757

Swimming yesterday kicked my butt!

Had to roll into work at 5am yesterday morning so I didn't have time to hit the treadmill (my usual AM exercise) between waking up and needing to leave the house. But I got out of work at 2pm...
09-07-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By mwalsh5757

Hoping that OC is done with the heat for the rest...

Hoping that OC is done with the heat for the rest of summer now. Fall officially begins in 2 weeks and next week (or at least the first part of it) looks OK from what I've seen. And, yes, I know it...
09-07-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By mwalsh5757

I average 17mph over a 9 mile MUT circuit that's...

I average 17mph over a 9 mile MUT circuit that's relatively flat. This is on 1990s steel frame hard-tail with 2.1" nubby tires.
08-30-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By mwalsh5757

Sir Chris Hoy did indeed apologize: Sir...

Sir Chris Hoy did indeed apologize:

Sir Chris Hoy apologises for Lycra criticism - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-41092831)
08-29-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By mwalsh5757

I say do what you want. I'm personally not a...

I say do what you want. I'm personally not a lycra person and probably wouldn't be even if I were skinny, though I do wear compression shorts under my regular shorts to stop chaffing.
08-29-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By mwalsh5757

Lycra gear on Clydes - yes or no?

Some, including British legend Sir Chris Hoy, say "NO!"

Do cyclists have to be slim to wear Lycra? - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41081756)
08-25-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By mwalsh5757

Good for you. The very best thing about my 2...

Good for you. The very best thing about my 2 years of unemployment/underemployment was having extra time to do what I wanted rather than being (for the most part) on somebody else's schedule. I would...
08-24-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,539
Posted By mwalsh5757

Nice story, except that bit about the devastating...

Nice story, except that bit about the devastating fire.

We're at 15 years towards the end of next April and we'll be celebrating in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. It's a little late for the Sakura...
08-24-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By mwalsh5757

16 weeks - all size 38" pants are back in the rotation

So at 16 weeks all my size 38" pants are back in the daily wear rotation, even the ones cut smaller that were definitely a no-go 7 weeks ago (though they're still a bit more snug than I'd like).
...
08-24-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By mwalsh5757

I was looking at some pics and articles on the...

I was looking at some pics and articles on the Internet yesterday. While I laud the chap in the article you posted a link to, I personally can't picture a middle-aged Clyde on a Chopper - smells to...
08-23-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By mwalsh5757

I received a Raleigh Chopper Mk1 from my folks in...

I received a Raleigh Chopper Mk1 from my folks in 1971 as a gift for doing well in the British 11+ exam (for high school admission). My younger sister got a Raleigh Tomahawk at the same time for...
08-17-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By mwalsh5757

Oh, I did not want to hear that. Sorry. Glad for...

Oh, I did not want to hear that. Sorry. Glad for you that it was only a mild one.

My wife just got word on Tuesday that one of her colleagues died of a massive stroke at the wheel of his car...
08-15-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By mwalsh5757

I also consider myself fat but fit. Been...

I also consider myself fat but fit. Been physically active my whole life but have ranged from slightly to quite fat since I hit my 20s. Am currently quite fat and pretty much hating it. Was a pro-am...
08-15-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By mwalsh5757

"Fit but fat" a myth

'Fat but fit' have higher risk of heart disease, study says - CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/health/fat-but-fit-myth-heart-disease-study/index.html)

However, I don't see any mention of those...
08-14-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By mwalsh5757

Yaay! :thumb:

Yaay! :thumb:
08-14-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By mwalsh5757

This discussion made me take a long hard look at...

This discussion made me take a long hard look at the next 15 years of my life and I now have retirement scenarios that see me being able to quit working completely at either 62, 64, or 65+. I have...
08-11-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By mwalsh5757

My resting heart rate was only 50 on this go...

My resting heart rate was only 50 on this go round. It has traditionally been around 60 and was the only thing the Doctor has concerns over - she didn't want to see it get much lower. I tried to...
08-11-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By mwalsh5757

No medications, no. I feel quite blessed for that...

No medications, no. I feel quite blessed for that actually, because I went in to my medical fully expecting to need a low dose blood pressure medication and maybe something for blood sugar control.
...
08-09-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,523
Posted By mwalsh5757

You mean that old Quaker dude? Pathetic example. ...

You mean that old Quaker dude? Pathetic example.

This is how a real oatmeal box man should look:

https://histheoriculture.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/scotts-porage-oats.jpg
08-09-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By mwalsh5757

Loving my numbers!

You may know from another thread that I recently went to the Doctor for a good checkup. I had minor concerns going in over slightly elevated blood pressure in recent years and the possibility of...
08-08-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By mwalsh5757

Solo bee attack.

Almost managed to swallow a bee today. Saw him just in time to close my mouth, but because I was riding at 19-20mph he sort of got stuck on my lower lip until I had the wherewithal to "patooee" him...
08-07-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,213
Posted By mwalsh5757

Did the boat come in while you were there?

Did the boat come in while you were there?
08-04-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,691
Posted By mwalsh5757

I personally think your 8 minute mile 5k might be...

I personally think your 8 minute mile 5k might be ambitious. I used to do a mile in 6:30 when I was in my 20s now I'm more like 12:00 over a 5k. Of course everyone is different, but I couldn't do an...
08-04-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By mwalsh5757

I think all who sweat profusely feel the same...

I think all who sweat profusely feel the same way. I'm OK with it while exercising vigorously, but not so much while I'm simply doing busy work (particularly in a public setting).
08-04-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By mwalsh5757

I literally sweat like a horse when I'm on the...

I literally sweat like a horse when I'm on the treadmill, even with the AC going. I'm talking absolutely wringing wet, like someone has doused me with a bucket of water. It's gross, but I kinda like...
08-01-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,483
Posted By mwalsh5757

Don't knock it - the kids are all over that stuff...

Don't knock it - the kids are all over that stuff these days. You got a mid-century modern that your parents or grandparents lived in and never changed a thing in 50-60 years...GOLD MINE!
08-01-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,376
Posted By mwalsh5757

LOL! I resemble some of those remarks, but in the...

LOL! I resemble some of those remarks, but in the main I do agree you should do what you like in life so long as you're not hurting anyone. :thumb:

I do think, though maybe I'm not qualified to...
07-28-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By mwalsh5757

Your Trek sounds like a sweet ride. You distance...

Your Trek sounds like a sweet ride. You distance mirrors sort of what I do - 4.5 miles for a 9 mile r/t to be exact, and mostly on a MUT though I have to ride about a mile each way of that on fairly...
07-26-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By mwalsh5757

+1. Probably got another 10 years to go myself,...

+1. Probably got another 10 years to go myself, so long as I can stay gainfully employed that is. If not, will probably have to come up with an escape plan that involves selling-up here and heading...
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07-20-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,309
Posted By mwalsh5757

My Photobucket hosted pics all appear to be back...

My Photobucket hosted pics all appear to be back as of today. Photobucket relented?
07-19-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 46,395
Posted By mwalsh5757

The migration further north is well under way -...

The migration further north is well under way - many more tents on "my" stretch of the trail now between Ball/Taft and Lincoln. What a pisser.
07-19-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,213
Posted By mwalsh5757

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/1ADF/p...

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/1ADF/production/_96997860_41ebe64d-6208-4fb5-8156-bf9f9c4c1d2c.jpg

Tour de France legs: Pawel Poljanski sends internet into meltdown

Tour de France...
07-18-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,483
Posted By mwalsh5757

No, sock monkey. Completely different.

No, sock monkey. Completely different.
07-17-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By mwalsh5757

You, sir, are what is called an outlier. It's an...

You, sir, are what is called an outlier. It's an entirely different story for most of the rest of us.
07-16-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,639
Posted By mwalsh5757

I only ride on weekdays, so yes I get a 72 hour...

I only ride on weekdays, so yes I get a 72 hour period (Friday lunchtime to Monday lunchtime) where I don't. But I still use my treadmill on weekends - I don't take any rest days from that unless I'm...
07-13-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By mwalsh5757

I must admit that I don't ride the way some of...

I must admit that I don't ride the way some of you ride - only 30 minutes a day and I change back into my work clothes right after.

My latest batch of t-shirts were Hanes X-Temp, which are...
07-13-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,029
Posted By mwalsh5757

9 miles day/5 days week (so 45 miles total) at...

9 miles day/5 days week (so 45 miles total) at ~16mph on average.
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