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03-28-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,933
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I am willing to go with cyclops.

I am willing to go with cyclops.
03-04-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

It is similar to chip seal; certainly much...

It is similar to chip seal; certainly much rougher (protruding rocks/aggregate) than what has been previously used. I found an article saying they put it on existing surfaces that were in good...
02-28-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,683
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Thanks for info; I will keep an eye out for it.

Thanks for info; I will keep an eye out for it.
02-14-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I concur the BRP north out of Asheville toward...

I concur the BRP north out of Asheville toward and up Mt. Mitchell is good riding. You can make nice loop using BRP out of Blowing Rock up over the viaduct at Grandfather Mountain and back down on...
Forum: Foo
02-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,485
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I was assimilated into Windows 10 when I...

I was assimilated into Windows 10 when I purchased a new laptop. I just found out yesterday that Media player in Windows 10 will not play DVD's. Microsoft now will sell you a $15 app to play DVD's...
02-09-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,153
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

On Wednesday during the warm spell I was...

On Wednesday during the warm spell I was speculating on how riding seemed so much easier when I was doing some steep ascents in the warmth. Did another nice more mellow ride on Thursday before the...
02-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Well, the trainer is better than going to the...

Well, the trainer is better than going to the dentist:thumb:
01-28-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,153
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Did 24 miles on the still closed Blue Ridge...

Did 24 miles on the still closed Blue Ridge Parkway with about 2,000 feet up. Beautiful, peaceful ride with the sun shining brightly; back into the deep freeze for a few days after today. Tree crew...
01-24-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Hope you are enjoying your birthday ride and a...

Hope you are enjoying your birthday ride and a belated Happy Birthday!
01-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,510
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Well, as I know you would agree, I would say...

Well, as I know you would agree, I would say after what Rowan has been through every last digit is significant and perhaps none more than the first 0.01 KM. Now if you want to determine the sig...
01-15-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,153
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway today; been...

Took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway today; been closed awhile due to the shut down. Temps ranged from near 40 F down to near 32 F depending on elevation and riding on the north face. A bit chilly...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

In (intoxicated) memory of the ever elusive...

In (intoxicated) memory of the ever elusive Swedish Bikini team.
01-02-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,893
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

If life allows me; I hope to have more miles on...

If life allows me; I hope to have more miles on the bike and more miles on the feet with my wife. Got in a nice walk with the wife yesterday and nice ride today so I'll call it a good year as of...
12-31-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,395
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

That does sound like a great day on the bike. ...

That does sound like a great day on the bike. The type of intervals I could get into, beer-coffee-beer. I might also be able to keep up on the bike at the aforementioned pace.
Forum: Southeast
12-14-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

The VA Creeper is beautiful and worth doing; I...

The VA Creeper is beautiful and worth doing; I have only done it on a mountain bike but did it once from Abingdon up to the VA/NC line and back. I was wiped out by the end of that day. There was...
12-14-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Hard to believe you can enjoy chores so much; I...

Hard to believe you can enjoy chores so much; I understand completely. Getting out and working hard after not being able to is something that truly feels invigorating.

A buddy of mine that does...
12-13-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,323
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I am in NC; still have a fondness for the...

I am in NC; still have a fondness for the mountains in VA from my time at VT, of course a bit SW of you. Being a cyclist, winter isn't my favorite time of year but getting up on the Parkway (or...
12-11-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,323
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Here's a few more from the Parkway yesterday;...

Here's a few more from the Parkway yesterday; however, I will confess non-cycling content; wife and I hiked up there; we did see fat tire tracks: (PS that picture of you daughter is great)...
12-04-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,323
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Decided to get in a ride yesterday before the...

Decided to get in a ride yesterday before the cold and snow return:
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11-30-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Glad it was not worse for you and your family.

Glad it was not worse for you and your family.
11-26-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on getting back out there! Only 25...

Congrats on getting back out there! Only 25 miles on your first ride after hip replacement:innocent:
11-24-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the new ride; have fun!

Congrats on the new ride; have fun!
11-21-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,323
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

In this case it had been closed due to rock...

In this case it had been closed due to rock coming loose on the ceiling of the Tanbark Ridge tunnel just north of Asheville. I was expecting it to be closed to hikers and cyclists but they had...
11-21-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,323
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Enjoyed a relaxing ride on a closed section of...

Enjoyed a relaxing ride on a closed section of the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of days...
11-16-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,395
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I started to think about how to define and...

I started to think about how to define and document my slowness. Much of the riding I do is up long grades in the mountains. I was always slow but in recent years slowed down even more due to some...
11-12-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,395
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

This thread sure has gotten bent. The only time...

This thread sure has gotten bent. The only time I ride fast is downhill and I would not feel comfortable on a high speed mountain decent riding a bent. Coincidentally no one else seems to either,...
10-23-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Enjoyed the photos:thumb:; we may get a little...

Enjoyed the photos:thumb:; we may get a little snow on the peaks down south this weekend and I mean deep south compared to the OP.
10-19-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,616
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I did cut back on carbs to a degree but have no...

I did cut back on carbs to a degree but have no desire keep track of everything I eat to count grams of carbs. I found periodic fasting to work for me and managed to drop about 20 pounds in about a...
08-31-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the speedy recovery. No doubt...

Congrats on the speedy recovery. No doubt fitness is a huge help; irony that the bike caused the issue but the fitness from riding is helping with the recovery. Certainly we all agree the fitness...
08-31-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I had lobar pneumonia when I was in my 20's (ah,...

I had lobar pneumonia when I was in my 20's (ah, to be young and otherwise healthy). My only symptom was a fever; this threw the doc for a loop; said my symptoms should be much more severe. Started...
08-21-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,395
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

My M.O. is to ride very slow up the mountain and...

My M.O. is to ride very slow up the mountain and fast down the mountain. I don't pay much attention to speed and adjust my ride difficulty with length and incline of the route. I do like to stop...
08-19-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I enjoy the long climbs which is good since that...

I enjoy the long climbs which is good since that is a requirement for riding most of the terrain in these parts. I am trying to get back into shape for some of the steeper climbs; what I term as...
08-18-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

My wife and I were picnicking with our...

My wife and I were picnicking with our granddaughter there on the same day you were up on Mt. Mitchell. I do recall seeing some cyclists but don't think it was you guys. Sounds like a great ride!
08-17-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,670
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Wow! that is rough one; wishing you a speedy...

Wow! that is rough one; wishing you a speedy recovery.

Well, the Vuelta is coming up for entertainment during your convalescence; you can watch others crash their bikes (hopefully none seriously)....
08-02-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Enjoy the fresh pavement; a bad road surface I...

Enjoy the fresh pavement; a bad road surface I used to ride routinely which includes high speed downhill (the only way I go high speed) inspired me to switch to carbon from my teeth rattling all...
07-19-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,550
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

One photo of some Wisconsin rollers I had the...

One photo of some Wisconsin rollers I had the pleasure of riding; 2nd photo of the home turf.
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07-19-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,550
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

The first thing I thought of when the OP from the...

The first thing I thought of when the OP from the Chicago area mentioned hills was to go to Wisconsin to learn to ride them. I live in the mountains but have spent a week riding about 600 miles in...
Forum: Southeast
07-18-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Thanks for the info. The closest we have come is...

Thanks for the info. The closest we have come is having my wife on the back of a motorcycle. That went well as far as balance goes; I have had riders on the back that did not do as well as my wife....
Forum: Southeast
07-17-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I have been thinking about renting a tandem since...

I have been thinking about renting a tandem since my wife is also not confident on the bicycle. We road it a number of years ago; the wife had an accident followed by a thunderstorm. She called the...
07-06-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,393
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-06-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,393
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on your last day in the grind; I am...

Congrats on your last day in the grind; I am enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee on the deck and then plan to take a bike ride instead of going to work; retirement does not suck
07-03-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Regarding Asheville, riding north toward Craggy...

Regarding Asheville, riding north toward Craggy Garden's starting where Hwy 70/Folk Art Center is makes for a great ride (I think someone already mentioned this). If you want to avoid the long...
07-02-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I think perhaps the best way to get a taste of...

I think perhaps the best way to get a taste of hell would be to ride in Florida under a mid-day July sun.

Awesome photo; that had to almost be surreal to see that during a quiet early morning...
06-30-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,393
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

My story is not unlike deacon mark’s. I took...

My story is not unlike deacon mark’s. I took early retirement and have been retired for a month. I am certainly no expert but so far have found no shortage of things to do. I was ready for a change...
05-25-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,033
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I find this a touch ironic since the standard...

I find this a touch ironic since the standard american diet is easy to follow and unquestionably dangerous. I suppose anything in extremes can have issues but any "expert" claiming putting your body...
05-19-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,219
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Having done a little cycling in the Chicago burbs...

Having done a little cycling in the Chicago burbs it seemed they had a pretty good trail/MUT system. Considerably better than where I live which ironically is a bit of a cycling destination. There is...
05-18-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Looks like a great ride thanks for sharing the...

Looks like a great ride thanks for sharing the photos. I will be joining the retired cycling community in a few weeks, so an extra helping of appreciation for your comment on the folks you met on...
05-10-18, 04:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,163
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the retirement! I am 3 weeks behind...

Congrats on the retirement! I am 3 weeks behind you:thumb: Looking forward to a summer of hiking and biking with of course plenty of honey do's in the mix.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-17, 04:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I use a Camelbak all the time; I certainly stay...

I use a Camelbak all the time; I certainly stay better hydrated using one and it provides 100% sun block for at least some of my back.
06-30-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I was about a mile north of the Folk Art Center...

I was about a mile north of the Folk Art Center in Asheville.
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