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03-12-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,036
Posted By Buglady

I have the Bosch Performance Line CX drive unit...

I have the Bosch Performance Line CX drive unit on my commuter bike, and I tried out the EMTB mode to see what it was like. It was interesting and I can definitely see how it would be great for...
03-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,971
Posted By canklecat

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something...

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something friends have it tougher than I did in my 30s. Everything costs more but they get paid less, relative to the cost of living. There are fewer opportunities...
12-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By Doc_Wui

Manufactured ebikes will generally have the right...

Manufactured ebikes will generally have the right kind of forks for a fronnt wheel mount, Home built ebikes should avoid them unless the builder understands where you go wrong. This picture was taken...
12-04-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,531
Posted By OldFart23

Old Fart but newbie here

Howdy all from the frigid, snowy mountains of Western.NM, USA,



I am a newbie, as one can tell.



And tells I have. (Tales of course)
11-28-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,279
Posted By obrentharris

3 years shy of 70 myself. This was my first...

3 years shy of 70 myself.
This was my first mountain bike, built for me by a friend when I was in my mid thirties:
...
11-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By bruce19

Met a guy at the gym....

.....he asked me how old I was. I told him 73 and he said he is 93. We started talking about exercise and how we stay active. I told him that I cycle in the warm weather. He told me he has a bike...
11-23-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By big john

I used to ride off road motorcycles and one time...

I used to ride off road motorcycles and one time we were riding in a motorcycle park in sub-freezing temps. I got a rear flat, made it back to the truck and started to remove the tire to patch the...
11-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,926
Posted By Buglady

I'm recovering from abdominal surgery and a...

I'm recovering from abdominal surgery and a chronic illness that took me off the bike in 2016. I was well enough to get back on my road bike six months after surgery in 2017, but I had lost so much...
11-22-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,926
Posted By 2old

I should have stated that better; meant BH, not...

I should have stated that better; meant BH, not Lenny's.
11-21-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,697
Posted By metalheart44

After my second heart attack, a positive stress...

After my second heart attack, a positive stress test does not give me any comfort. My doc is describing the next one as a necessary step for whatever might come next, most likely an angiogram. I am...
11-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,697
Posted By metalheart44

Do I worry about my heart? Sometimes I have...

Do I worry about my heart? Sometimes I have concerns, like recently. Here is the history.

My first heart attack was in 2005 and the way I remember it the doc said I lost about 15% of heart...
11-14-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,983
Posted By IBanna

You can disable infinite scrolling through your...

You can disable infinite scrolling through your usercp -> edit options https://www.bikeforums.net/profile.php?do=editoptions -> Disable Infinite Scroll....
11-12-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,746
Posted By MarcusT

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2,164 meters
Took my e-bike here, never would have made it with a regular...
11-09-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,404
Posted By 2old

Mostly, the frame seems to be an MTB-look alike,...

Mostly, the frame seems to be an MTB-look alike, that is a big, heavy chunk of aluminum that should be used off road, but really can't cut it (for me). Possibly it's partially that the BBS02 seems...
11-01-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,928
Posted By ridingfool

Get her a ebike

Get her a ebike
11-01-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,697
Posted By big john

Your max hr is just that, the highest rate you...

Your max hr is just that, the highest rate you can achieve when at full effort. Sprint up a steep hill as hard as you can should give you your max. It doesn't matter what some chart says. We can all...
10-31-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,697
Posted By Koyote

I believe this was more of an issue in the early...

I believe this was more of an issue in the early days of EPO doping. EPO produces more red blood cells, which essentially thickens the blood; if that happens to a cyclist who already has a...
10-30-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,697
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The usual way is by going all out up a long hill...

The usual way is by going all out up a long hill to find your max HR. Some say they see Jesus right as they hit max. Me, I see Moses. ;)
10-28-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By MikeyMK

You need brake cut-off with PAS.

You need brake cut-off with PAS.
10-27-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

" ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA, THE OLDER YOU GET,...

" ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA, THE OLDER YOU GET, THE MORE IMPORTANT IT IS TO NOT ACT YOUR AGE!"
-original quote by Phil Ossinger, of Canada , many years ago on the MGB Experience ...
10-26-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By berner

Well done Frank. Many of us card carrying...

Well done Frank. Many of us card carrying oldsters have health issues of some sort. I have found that remaining as active as possible helps with those issues. In my case, a near life long back...
10-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By Helderberg

Not much to most here but huge for me.

As a child I rode a bike as a means of transportation, fun and an escape from a lousy family life. I rode until I was in my 30's and blew out a disc on my right side that caused enough nerve damage...
10-26-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By ZIPP2001

You're never too old to have fun!

I went for another visit to the local mtb hot spot for some rocky and wet fun. I visited the Leominster State Forrest for the first time a week ago and had so much fun I just had to come back. I...
10-25-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,697
Posted By MoAlpha

A pretty definitive summing up is here...

A pretty definitive summing up is here (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.181485).

The best thing you can do is stay in shape.

Oh, and to answer the question, no....
10-23-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,031
Posted By pierce

oh, I thought I posted a few more pics :D from...

oh, I thought I posted a few more pics :D from today's 13 mile test ride...

bike with temporary wiring......
10-21-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Doc_Wui

No intergrated shifters, On bikes which had combo...

No intergrated shifters, On bikes which had combo shifter/brakes, I get rid of them and used the mechanical brake levers with brake switches that came with the motor kit. Then I add a Shimano...
10-21-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,885
Posted By Schwinnhund

I feel your pain. Hang in there. I'm sort of in...

I feel your pain. Hang in there. I'm sort of in the same boat. I am 60 years old and have just been diagnosed with MS. I've been unable to walk for the last few months, much less ride. Next week, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,128
Posted By plittle2005

I'm a geezer...78, overweight, but feelin' great!...

I'm a geezer...78, overweight, but feelin' great! I will ride my Montague Fit for as long as I can, averaging about 10 mph on our New Jersey MUP's. But....when I can no longer make it from the Hudson...
10-17-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,031
Posted By pierce

Prepping for a eBike build

My brother talked me into doing a convert on his '99 Trek 6000 hard tail, I talked him into a mid drive.

I've stripped his bike and am waiting for the TSDZ2 48V kit I ordered, ETA is Monday.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,128
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Ebikes aren't Harleys. The riders still work,...

Ebikes aren't Harleys. The riders still work, just (usually) less hard. Until the battery dies and they're stuck on a 50 pound bike still needing to get home.

Not that people need physical...
10-15-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,885
Posted By canklecat

Let's just say I was extremely lucky. ...

Let's just say I was extremely lucky.

Besides the injury (my compact car was t-boned at 50+ mph by a full size SUV that ran a red light), everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong --...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,128
Posted By Cypress

I tried a front-hub-drive bike once. Asking the...

I tried a front-hub-drive bike once. Asking the front wheel to accelerated the bike AND handle cornering made for some sketchy, albeit hilarious, riding characteristics. Granted, this was on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,128
Posted By DukeO

Clearly the person in the story has ego issues or...

Clearly the person in the story has ego issues or he would of been happy when he saw they were ebikes. I have owned an ebike for two years now and have gone on many group rides. Not with the A group....
10-05-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Pouhana

They are in Trek's home town. Wisconsin...

They are in Trek's home town. Wisconsin University. That town sells an incredible number of bikes.
10-04-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,732
Posted By rumrunn6

sketchiest thing(s) I did last year was ride over...

sketchiest thing(s) I did last year was ride over raised walkways. I guess the MTB ppl call them "features" but I'm sure these are wicked tame for the youngins :D

https://youtu.be/4iXH8sIU2TM
...
10-03-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By Radish_legs

I posted a video about my take on road biking with guys on E-bikes

I was on vacation in Arizona, and had my first real exposure to e-bikes. It was an eye-opener for me, given that I live in Dallas, which is flat and has very little e-bike penetration.
...
10-03-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm 62 and feel that I'm in great shape compared...

I'm 62 and feel that I'm in great shape compared to years gone by. Biking, swimming, hiking and yoga does all add up to better health. My motto is "if you stop, you're dead"... Gotta keep moving...
10-03-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,615
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive install

Finished up installing a TSDZ2 kit, purchased from EcoCycles in Nashville, on my wife's bile. Installation was straight forward with only 2 issues requiring thought and a bit of extra work. First,...
09-30-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1saxman

First Ride In Years and First Trail Ride

A pal suggested we take a little ride in the State Park since we're both retired - nothing too strenuous, you know. LOL. Fortunately I had my 1992 Trek 930 Singletrack overhauled in '16 but its just...
09-29-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Bigbadjohn

Thanks, I knew it was not good to charge that way...

Thanks, I knew it was not good to charge that way I let it go to 40.5 V then disconnected
I think I know the problem everything works except the XLR I think its called microphone charging plug all...
09-18-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,130
Posted By restlessswind

I updated my OP. My wife took possession! It's...

I updated my OP. My wife took possession! It's light enough to travel on a trunk carrier.
1 year same as cash, 30 day return policy. Trek support. Not apologetic for not getting something more...
09-04-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,394
Posted By berner

I would be skeptical of cutting carbs too much. I...

I would be skeptical of cutting carbs too much. I would look closely at the sugar content of packaged foods as there is a surprisingly high amount of added sugar to many foods, often upwards of 15%...
09-03-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,394
Posted By zjrog

Lack of endurance energy on low carb plan...

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Picture to show how far I've come. Gastric sleeve weight loss...
07-12-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,304
Posted By linnefaulk

Blended fruit is fine because you have the fiber....

Blended fruit is fine because you have the fiber. Fruit juice without the fiber is a problem.
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