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12-09-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rumrunn6

oh great idea!

oh great idea!
12-07-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By 3speedslow

No snow but dem warm sunny days are gone till...

No snow but dem warm sunny days are gone till Spring time. So glad I got out an enjoyed it with a relaxed cruise!
12-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles...

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles on the cruiser, snow is in the forecast....
12-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By 3speedslow

Hardcore, both of ya!

Hardcore, both of ya!
12-01-21, 11:55 AM
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Views: 1,443
Posted By badrad

Love your Schwinns!! You guys are so lucky! ...

Love your Schwinns!! You guys are so lucky!
This is me and my dog last week cruising thru a local park @ 1C......
11-30-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By 3speedslow

Canít match those temps but we did do mid 60ís...

Canít match those temps but we did do mid 60ís today. I can match with my swell Schwinn!
...
10-13-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By ZIPP2001

Taking the single speed out.

Today was a nice cool 77 degrees and I had the single speed bike at work, so it was off for a fun 25 miles after work. I wanted to check out how the local rail trail build was coming, and then visit...
09-28-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,307
Posted By Rolla

Anodized bolts to match or complement the frame...

Anodized bolts to match or complement the frame color.

...
09-25-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,965
Posted By Wildwood

No, don't give your money to offshore builders. ...

No, don't give your money to offshore builders.
Buy USA made frames.
There are scores of USA frame builders.

Components are Asian made mostly, but Campagnolo still makes most of their products...
09-25-21, 08:09 AM
09-17-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By sknhgy

Good luck with that. I had it back in the 80's. ...

Good luck with that. I had it back in the 80's. Mine was caused by drinking. Quit drinking and the pancreatitis went away and hasn't come back.
09-03-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By livedarklions

The one time I was injured enough in a crash with...

The one time I was injured enough in a crash with a car to be taken to the hospital, I was so shaken up that I actually don't remember what happened right before and after the crash. I was...
08-31-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,989
Posted By caloso

New riders tend to use too big of a gear and mash...

New riders tend to use too big of a gear and mash a slow cadence, which can be uncomfortable and put stress on the knees, so you'll see a lot of advice to increase cadence. Don't think that applies...
08-19-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By GhostRider62

My BP is highest in the morning and lowest after...

My BP is highest in the morning and lowest after a ride in the afternoon. It is higher if my pain levels are elevated. BP definitely varies.
08-19-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By pdlamb

My BP was like that while I was doing cardiac...

My BP was like that while I was doing cardiac rehab. Come in the door, 105/80; do the first set of exercises, 90/70.

The rehab nurses thought I was weird.
08-19-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By caloso

I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds way beyond a...

I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds way beyond a lack of training or general fitness drop-off. I think the only one who can tell you the cause is your doctor so I'm glad you've made the appointment. ...
08-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,628
Posted By Leisesturm

Oft repeated and completely false rhetoric. The...

Oft repeated and completely false rhetoric. The drivers around you have driven in everything you have at least 20 times or more. The exceptions wouldn't fill the visitors bleachers at Providence Park...
07-30-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By John E

When I lived in west Los Angeles, with its...

When I lived in west Los Angeles, with its well-connected grid of side streets, I always mapped out my rides in advance to minimize time on the fastest, busiest boulevards. Here in north coastal San...
07-26-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,245
Posted By tomato coupe

Advice: no one will ever read a post this long.

Advice: no one will ever read a post this long.
07-26-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,245
Posted By terrymorse

Blah, blah, highest paved road in North America...

Blah, blah, highest paved road in North America (https://www.bicyclerace.com). Whatever.
07-25-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By selinz

Back on the steel horse after a ruptured AC joint

I took a bit of a tumble last October, riding my Suzuki 500 through some thick, granite gravel. The front wheel essentially stuck in the gravel and I fell on my shoulder. The speed was probably 15mph...
07-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By ZIPP2001

Craziest ride of the year !

This was by far the craziest ride of the year for me. First my old riding partner Chris comes out for our first ride together in 10 or 11 years. He buys a bike the day before our ride and then gets a...
07-24-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,245
Posted By Bikerbloke

Best bike for uphill

Hey!
Just wondering if someone has a recommendation for a uphill bike? What's the best? I've been using my Scott 16 gears hybrid bike for 3 years now.im planing to up my uphill game and invest in...
07-19-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By cyclist2000

I'm motivated because it is good for my health....

I'm motivated because it is good for my health. As for "Clyde", according to the designation of Clydesdale, being over 200 lbs or 6 feet tall. I will always be a "Clyde", I'm over 6 feet tall, I've...
07-14-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Serendipity

Hello everyone, just a cool little story from the other night:

I don't ride much once it's dark. We live in a community with lots of critters which like to appear out of the darkness and try to...
07-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By OldTryGuy

Son was stationed at Ft. Bliss until retirement...

Son was stationed at Ft. Bliss until retirement last year after 24yrs ARMY. I would fly in from SW FL to watch the 2 grandsons when ARMY sent son "wherever." Biking was wonderful from off of Fred...
07-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,606
Posted By 63rickert

There is no difficulty at all finding parts for a...

There is no difficulty at all finding parts for a Ď78 Trek. Biggest problem would be bike people who intentionally walk away from knowing or even seeing anything about bikes not born yesterday.

If...
07-10-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,606
Posted By dedhed

The beauty of the old steel bikes is the ability...

The beauty of the old steel bikes is the ability to upgrade/update to newer components, rather than try to replace existing ones if you choose
...
07-08-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,832
Posted By Barry2

Your point being the OP's budget may have...

Your point being the OP's budget may have increased !!! ? !!!

LOL

I certainly missed the 2017 "aspect"

oops

Barry
07-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
Posted By StanSeven

Before anyone posts further, Bike Forums has a...

Before anyone posts further, Bike Forums has a rule of no gun talk. If people want this thread to continue, leave guns out of the discussions. Let’s focus on Paul’s point that police supported the...
07-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,768
Posted By Hiro11

Came here to say this. Also, maybe I've had...

Came here to say this.

Also, maybe I've had good luck but I've purchased stuff (not much bike stuff, but lots of other stuff) from all kinds of sketchy vendors on Aliexpress over the years and...
07-05-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By downtube42

Just a few weeks ago i was climbing a long ramp...

Just a few weeks ago i was climbing a long ramp in a chilly drizzle, somewhere outside Seattle, thinking how much it sucked. But then the heat came, and i stayed inside wishing for a chilly rain.
07-01-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,675
Posted By Raleigh71

Yes, I'm pretty tall and have been riding alot...

Yes, I'm pretty tall and have been riding alot since I did the switch-over and really love the ergonomics.

A previous commenter addressed the frame size and why I didn't just get a larger frame:...
06-28-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,558
Posted By livedarklions

Too dumb, didn't read.

Too dumb, didn't read.
06-28-21, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Iím curious about where you ride in El Pas. My...

Iím curious about where you ride in El Pas. My parents lived there for many years, so I know the city fairly well.
06-27-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,414
Posted By fooferdoggie

this was pretty unusual. we thought we would...

this was pretty unusual. we thought we would handle it but it was too bad. at 7 when the sun was down a bit it would have been better. even having assist at the max my heart rate was high for that...
06-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,558
Posted By TMonk

I can chime in here as a competitive cyclist in...

I can chime in here as a competitive cyclist in this modern era: I train by power and time. This normalizes the effect of the bicycle that I'm choosing for a specific workout. When I warmup and find...
06-27-21, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

I donít think enjoying a ride and documenting...

I donít think enjoying a ride and documenting mileage, etc. have to be mutually exclusive.
06-27-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,558
Posted By unterhausen

I think power meters have changed the way we...

I think power meters have changed the way we think about workouts. If I set out to go ride 5 hours at a given power level, I'm not going to go ride at 10% more power because I'm on a heavier bike. ...
06-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,558
Posted By Trakhak

This topic was worked over in a lengthy thread a...

This topic was worked over in a lengthy thread a month or so ago. The more experienced cyclists contributing to that thread pointed out that, because cycling is an aerobic rather than an anaerobic...
06-26-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,978
Posted By rydabent

"Dress code" can be attributed to those that...

"Dress code" can be attributed to those that think they have the right to dictate to others what they should wear while cycling. Wear what you like!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-26-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,637
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Posted By freeranger

Silver Sneakers exercise classes--do you...

Silver Sneakers exercise classes--do you participate in these? My wife and I do, free through our Medicare Advantage plan. Now, I'm only 70 and she's a bit younger, but surprised how much fitter we...
06-25-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,637
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Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I am 74 and also am not ashamed to say that I...

I am 74 and also am not ashamed to say that I ride for enjoyment and always have (hence my moniker), without a desire/need to record or document my rides or compare/compete, formerly or informally,...
06-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,978
Posted By rydabent

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts...

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts and rugby shorts. Tons cheaper too.
06-20-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,272
Posted By Koyote

This is in the wrong subforum; needs to go in...

This is in the wrong subforum; needs to go in Advocacy and Safety, where it will quickly devolve into a heated argument and go on for six pages.

And no, I'm not kidding.
06-18-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,109
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I'm in the UK and know very little about this...

I'm in the UK and know very little about this store but have made good use of the Sheldon Brown site. Even though I didn't know him I felt I did from his writing and wished he could have stayed with...
06-12-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 2,865,994
Posted By PaulH

I mile or two round trip for pancakes at the...

I mile or two round trip for pancakes at the local diner. Much of the convenience of living in Arlington is the result of having a bike, In any case, temperatures were in the 60s and I vividly...
06-12-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,136
Posted By livedarklions

Or, y'know, maybe he's a person with a disability...

Or, y'know, maybe he's a person with a disability who has learned how to ride safely. I think he's in a lot better position to judge that than a rando on the internets.

Comparing a disability to...
06-12-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,136
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues...

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues that he has been accommodating successfully. He has obviously given his chosen strategies a lot of thought in regards to his own safety as well as...
06-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,855
Posted By groth

Tandem Trike

Most of my miles are on an upright two wheeler, but I have had a Greenspeed Tandem Trike since 2005. It's named "Big Red." I got it in hopes of getting my wife some exercise. She had severe...
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