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05-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,369
Posted By wvridgerider

Retired

I did it, today is my retirement date and Friday was my last day. Got in a 40 mile ride this morning so it is time to start piling the miles on. Greenbriar River trail next week, going to a frame...
05-19-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By RH Clark

I have a LHT with a 3X10 set up. It has 26"...

I have a LHT with a 3X10 set up. It has 26" wheels, which I think are great, and cantilever breaks. I shift with microshift bar end shifters in friction mode. I wouldn't change a thing on that bike....
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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05-09-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By irwin7638

Septuagenarian cycling

That was a mouthful just writing it down, but since I'm officially qualified to talk about it, I thought I'd try. Having seven decades behind me I really don't know what to say. Things don't...
04-21-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tony Marley

From when I was in the Army, I remember our...

From when I was in the Army, I remember our battalion sergeant major saying, "You don't have to practice being miserable. It comes naturally." Unless you are training for a competition, there is no...
04-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ray9

75 and still cycling.

It is cold here in New England and cycling after winter is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful. Why do I keep doing it? I made the decision to buy three very expensive bicycles over the years...
03-20-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By sdmc530

Kids NBD!

Been working a build for my 11 year old and got it done and test rode tonight! He was pretty happy. He chose everything on it. Most of the parts I had on hand so it wasn't too bad. I need to a...
03-15-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,783
Posted By Kapusta

I'd ask for a discount due to the messed up rear...

I'd ask for a discount due to the messed up rear wheel.
03-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Koyote

The shop is doing exactly what they should be...

The shop is doing exactly what they should be doing, and they went above and beyond by giving you a loaner bike. Sit tight. Seems you can be confident that the shop is handling this nicely.
02-10-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,936
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve heard that eating pickles right after a long...

Iíve heard that eating pickles right after a long ride is believed to prevent muscle cramps, so I do.

Not sure if it actually helps, but I like pickles anyway, so why not? In the excellent movie...
02-07-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,940
Posted By dmanthree

How to know when to stop

I always wondered, after 50 years of riding, if at some point I'd decide to stop riding. Well, this last seems to have helped that decision along. Last Tuesday I crashed and was banged up pretty bad....
01-16-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,893
Posted By DorkDisk

I'm pretty sure nobody likes us cyclists.

I'm pretty sure nobody likes us cyclists.
01-05-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,940
Posted By alexTREKal3

Intro to Road Cycling - Am I fast?

Hello everybody,

This is my first time on here. I have my first road bike coming, the Trek Domane AL 3 Disc towards the end of this month. I have started road biking with my hybrid bike (2018...
12-02-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,009
Views: 318,676
Posted By Troul

55 Miles Spun I.D.

55 Miles Spun I.D.
11-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By classic carl

Finally surpassed 5,000 miles for 2021

November has been a tough month to ride for me between a chest cold and the weather not cooperating. I finally got out on the day before Thansgiving for 28 miles and I reached 5,000 for the year. ...
11-15-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,389
Posted By jlmonte

Shingles had me sidelined

Suffered Shingles back in February (after retiring in January) resulted in bad left eye nerve damage. On top of this, cataracts was creeping before the Shingles and already hindering my vision....
10-29-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By prj71

Never understood this. Cycling season is...

Never understood this.

Cycling season is never over. When it gets colder you just wear warmer gear. When it snows, you buy a fat bike.

No such thing as bad weather. Just bad gear.
10-29-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By a77impala

I’m 77, I retired in October of 2002, got cash...

I’m 77, I retired in October of 2002, got cash incentive to get me to SS age. Got back on a bike after riding to work several years in 2005. Started
with a mountain bike because of a spinal...
10-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By ironwood

The best thing about the NFL

I just finished a nice ride this afternoon while the Patriots were playing. Very little traffic, and what there was was well behaved. I do hope the home team does well for the simple reason that I've...
09-18-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By Maelochs

Take the wheel off and install it with the...

Take the wheel off and install it with the current left side, on the right.
09-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,043
Posted By indyfabz

Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you one tip for...

Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you one tip for the future sunscreen would be it.
09-09-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been told by drivers that those of use who...

I have been told by drivers that those of use who have a taillight zip tied to our helmet are much more visible when they are coming up to us in the dark trying to figure out what we are. The more...
09-07-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,093
Posted By Troul

I cant stand sitting for the entire time of a...

I cant stand sitting for the entire time of a long ride without a short change in position.
08-31-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,828
Posted By livedarklions

After about a zillion of the stretch vs. don't...

After about a zillion of the stretch vs. don't arguments, I've come to the conclusion that some of us, including myself, are just not stretchy, so none of that stretch/yoga stuff does anything but...
08-26-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ferguron

First 75 Mile Ride

I am 52 years old.

Just as I was approaching 50 I went to a mandatory health screening for my jobÖand got a number of bad pieces of information - high blood pressure, most notably. I was scared...
08-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,656
Posted By gringomojado

No drops? Won't look cool! You need drops, need...

No drops? Won't look cool! You need drops, need to clip in, and lose the kick stand too and dork disk, ya gotta conform!

gm
08-18-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,458
Posted By tomato coupe

Based on the sketch, the testicles seems like the...

Based on the sketch, the testicles seems like the obvious place.
08-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,874
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Injury prevention is better than treatment. ...

Injury prevention is better than treatment.

76 y.o. I don't know what it is, but luckily I almost never fall. I had a solo crash maybe 20 years ago, but no biggie, just road rash, fixed itself....
07-28-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,898
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

At 76, I'm still like, "F all that stuff." Denial...

At 76, I'm still like, "F all that stuff." Denial is not just a river in Africa, it's the ability to change one's reality. It doesn't have to be like that. If there's something I want to change, I...
07-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,898
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for...

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for men, our life expectancy is much longer if we have a spouse or friends with whom we have frequent interaction. I've always chalked that up to...
06-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,737
Posted By Bald Paul

The area around here has exploded with new...

The area around here has exploded with new housing developments and very large apartment complexes. A huge increase in the number of cars on the road, but very little (if any) improvement / widening...
06-29-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,911
Posted By Bigbus

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it...

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it jumped a puny 3 foot fence while the owner looked on and simply stood there. I knew immediately by the speed it was approaching and the set of its...
06-25-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By indyfabz

More quality content from the OP. Next up: Tire...

More quality content from the OP. Next up: Tire vs. Tyre.
05-30-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,085
Posted By BCAC

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride...

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride 4 days a week. The key is conditioning. And napping. Never forget napping.
05-27-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,965
Posted By spelger

since we are throwing out free advice here's...

since we are throwing out free advice here's mine... do not take any medical advice from anyone on any forum (this one included). most mean well but most are not doctors. if you don't like the advice...
05-20-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,915
Posted By livedarklions

I've found that stretching does absolutely...

I've found that stretching does absolutely nothing for me, and I regularly ride centuries without cramps. I'm 60 y.o. I think you're missing the point of the comments--there's no scientific answer to...
05-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,522
Posted By SCTinkering

Self-Supported Century with Garmin Smart Drink/Eat

Background: I'm a 53 year old technically obese man that just happens to put anywhere from 125-180 miles in on a given week.

Equipment:
Bike- T-Lab X3
Computer- Garmin Edge 1030
Power Meter -...
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,965
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
05-10-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,903
Posted By 10 Wheels

Me at 72 just home from Brain Surgery caused by a...

Me at 72 just home from Brain Surgery caused by a 16 MPH Crash.
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05-04-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,647
Posted By Rolla

I take a hit before most rides, and sometimes...

I take a hit before most rides, and sometimes another after an hour or so. I've been doing this for 40 years, and it feels great.
04-23-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,954
Posted By GlennR

I would avoid riding on public roads. Try to find...

I would avoid riding on public roads. Try to find a wide, flat and uncrowded bike path and build up your confidence.
04-08-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,647
Posted By base2

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24...

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24 ounces of "hobo beer" Steel Reserve 211, & is currently waiting for 20 milligrams of THC in chocolate form to kick in, I disagree.

In an hour, I'll...
03-01-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,766
Posted By EVFreewheeler

You can be dead right or dead wrong... either way...

You can be dead right or dead wrong... either way you are dead!
02-27-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 85,080
Posted By crowbike

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02-27-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 85,080
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Taking a couple of the grand nieces for a ride in...

Taking a couple of the grand nieces for a ride in the park.

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02-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,613
Posted By Wildwood

For some of us it seems to be 'in the blood'. I...

For some of us it seems to be 'in the blood'.
I have spent many days in the Wilderness, rangering and for fun.
Tho' I only day hike now - closer to home....
02-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,766
Posted By Ogsarg

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride...

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride accordingly. Never do anything based on what you expect someone to do.

Being in the right after getting hit does no good.

Obstruct traffic as little...
02-24-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,749
Posted By phughes

And right after that, I would give up riding...

And right after that, I would give up riding recumbent trikes for $10.
02-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,766
Posted By delbiker1

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers...

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers all important areas: "My safety is primarily up to me." I certainly have other "rules" that are bendable.
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