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05-07-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By ButchA

A few years ago, I changed the tape on my C&V '85...

A few years ago, I changed the tape on my C&V '85 Fuji Del Rey. REI sold some imitation cork handlebar tape that looked awesome....
01-02-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

I bought mine back in 2015 off Craigslist for a...

I bought mine back in 2015 off Craigslist for a steal. Mine was a "garage queen" for probably 20 years or so. I got it off a college kid here in town who graduated from VCU (Virginia Commonwealth...
12-30-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Can you believe the weather here in Richmond, VA?...

Can you believe the weather here in Richmond, VA? Here it is, Dec 30th, and it is 72° outside!! I decided to take advantage of this opportunity (while we're in a lull from the rain) and got out my...
12-30-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Can you believe the weather here in Richmond, VA?...

Can you believe the weather here in Richmond, VA? Here it is, Dec 30th, and it is 72° outside!! I decided to take advantage of this opportunity (while we're in a lull from the rain) and got out my...
11-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

*FINALLY*... I was able to get out my beloved...

*FINALLY*... I was able to get out my beloved 1985 Fuji Del Rey and go for a nice ride, while I had free time! :D

As a member of the Shriners Band here in town, we always play the Oktoberfest,...
11-05-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

*FINALLY*... I was able to get out my beloved...

*FINALLY*... I was able to get out my beloved 1985 Fuji Del Rey and go for a nice ride, while I had free time! :D

As a member of the Shriners Band here in town, we always play the Oktoberfest, and...
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09-28-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 10,336
Posted By ButchA

How about the classic "The Nearness of You" by Jo...

How about the classic "The Nearness of You" by Jo Stafford from way back in the day.... Wow, what a voice! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-HJvrZQPYA
09-28-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By ButchA

I have MKS Sylvans on my '85 Fuji and love them. ...

I have MKS Sylvans on my '85 Fuji and love them. Relatively cheap, and yet bullet-proof! :)
09-28-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

This morning, I went for a quick 13.65 mile ride...

This morning, I went for a quick 13.65 mile ride down to the James River here in Richmond, Virginia and back home. My God, is the river low! Exposed rocks all over the place as the river is about 5'...
09-28-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

This morning, I went for a quick 13.65 mile ride...

This morning, I went for a quick 13.65 mile ride down to the James River here in Richmond, Virginia and back home. My God, is the river low! Exposed rocks all over the place as the river is about 5'...
08-10-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

I finally got out and went for a nice bicycle...

I finally got out and went for a nice bicycle ride around 9:00 - 9:15am this morning... I was always too busy driving my school bus for summer school, and would get home all exhausted, sweaty, and...
08-10-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

I finally got out and went for a nice bicycle...

I finally got out and went for a nice bicycle ride around 9:00 - 9:15am this morning... I was always too busy driving my school bus for summer school, and would get home all exhausted, sweaty, and...
07-13-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Just a real quick 7½ mile spin around the...

Just a real quick 7½ mile spin around the neighborhood side streets. Dummy me didn't get out early enough this morning when everyone else was out riding. Oops... :o

So, I had to contend with...
07-13-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Just a real quick 7½ mile spin around the...

Just a real quick 7½ mile spin around the neighborhood side streets. Dummy me didn't get out early enough this morning when everyone else was out riding. Oops... :o

So, I had to contend with...
07-02-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Just got home about a 1/2 hour ago... I am...

Just got home about a 1/2 hour ago... I am totally soaked in sweat so bad, I look like I jumped in a lake!! :eek:

Virginia has "infamous" weather where it appears to be relatively nice and around...
07-02-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Just got home about a 1/2 hour ago... I am...

Just got home about a 1/2 hour ago... I am totally soaked in sweat so bad, I look like I jumped in a lake!! :eek:

Virginia has "infamous" weather where it appears to be relatively nice and around...
06-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

I finally was able to go for a nice ride on my...

I finally was able to go for a nice ride on my beloved C&V '85 Fuji Del Rey road bike... You all know how the weather has been! Nice during the week, rain on the weekends, over and over and over....
06-21-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

I finally was able to go for a nice ride on my...

I finally was able to go for a nice ride on my beloved C&V '85 Fuji Del Rey road bike... You all know how the weather has been! Nice during the week, rain on the weekends, over and over and over....
06-03-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,593
Posted By ButchA

I do... I do... :D I have MKS Sylvan pedals...

I do... I do... :D

I have MKS Sylvan pedals and generic steel toe clips w/black nylon straps on my old C&V 1985 Fuji Del Rey. Never a problem. I wear a pair of Adidas running shoes and can easily...
06-02-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Too much to do today, so at least I got in a real...

Too much to do today, so at least I got in a real quick 7.60mi spin around the neighborhood. 28:33 for an (avg) of 16.0 mph, which was a real nice cruising speed too.
...
06-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Too much to do today, so at least I got in a real...

Too much to do today, so at least I got in a real quick 7.60mi spin around the neighborhood. 28:33 for an (avg) of 16.0 mph, which was a real nice cruising speed too.

...
05-27-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Went for a real quick spin to the local park and...

Went for a real quick spin to the local park and back, before the temps soar to 94° in the shade....

7.50 miles in 30:13 including some short, but nasty hills, but like the "little engine that...
05-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Went for a real quick spin to the local park and...

Went for a real quick spin to the local park and back, before the temps soar to 94° in the shade....

7.50 miles in 30:13 including some short, but nasty hills, but like the "little engine that...
05-18-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Got home a little after lunchtime, and...

Got home a little after lunchtime, and immediately hopped in the shower, as the temp soared up to 84° already, here in Richmond, VA!

I enabled "Strava" on my phone, and rode 32 miles in a big loop...
05-18-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Got home a little after lunchtime, and...

Got home a little after lunchtime, and immediately hopped in the shower, as the temp soared up to 84° already, here in Richmond, VA!

I enabled "Strava" on my phone, and rode 32 miles in a big loop...
05-02-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

I got back about a half hour ago and took a...

I got back about a half hour ago and took a shower... Nice 14.83 mile ride down along Riverside Dr along the James River here in Richmond, VA. I clipped on a smartphone holder onto the steering...
05-02-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

I got back about a half hour ago and took a...

I got back about a half hour ago and took a shower... Nice 14.83 mile ride down along Riverside Dr along the James River here in Richmond, VA. I clipped on a smartphone holder onto the steering...
04-18-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,646
Posted By ButchA

Sounds great! My sister & bro-in-law and I all...

Sounds great! My sister & bro-in-law and I all ride (my wife will ride - occasionally - but just a teeny little spin around the side streets +/- 5 miles at max. :( )

I laid out a map (from...
04-13-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,646
Posted By ButchA

No padded shorts either for me. I just can't get...

No padded shorts either for me. I just can't get into the whole "bicycle kit" type of outfit. I wear what I wear and have a nice Forte Softail seat (sort of dual purpose - road/touring) that is...
04-13-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 28,276
Posted By ButchA

Um... I was trying to be funny and make a joke...

Um... I was trying to be funny and make a joke out of it... :rolleyes:
04-13-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 28,276
Posted By ButchA

Speaking of LBS... You all remember that guy on...

Speaking of LBS... You all remember that guy on You Tube based out of Long Island, NY called BikeManForU ---- or something like that. He had quite a following on You Tube. They were a family run LBS...
04-11-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 28,276
Posted By ButchA

Wow... what a thread! :popcorn Allow me to...

Wow... what a thread! :popcorn

Allow me to add my input (if possible, since I'm rather "old school", C&V, and perhaps a retrogrouch, etc..) Some LBS's are closing due to cost/pricing. People...
04-09-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,782
Posted By ButchA

Very true... The best thing I quickly learned...

Very true... The best thing I quickly learned about Strava is it is NOT a memory hog on a smartphone, nor will it kill your battery power as badly as MapMyRide. Then again, the good feature about...
04-09-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,782
Posted By ButchA

Thanks... I was wondering about that. I...

Thanks... I was wondering about that.

I should check out RideWithGPS. Hmmm.... Another app to download! :thumb:
04-08-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,382
Posted By ButchA

Tube Tire levers (two) Co2 inflator &...

Tube
Tire levers (two)
Co2 inflator & cartridge (w/ schrader valve attachment)
An old Schwinn 9-in-1 multitool (allen wrenches, screwdrivers)
A small pack of bandaids

...and (don't laugh) but...
04-08-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,782
Posted By ButchA

Strava versus Map My Ride (anyone else notice serious differences?)

Call me a little late to the game, but, I over this past week, I downloaded Strava both on my smartphone and on my laptop, linked it to Facebook, etc... and created an account/profile for myself.
...
04-08-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,319
Posted By ButchA

Everything nowadays at LBS's are Brifters. I've...

Everything nowadays at LBS's are Brifters. I've joked with the people at my LBS (they're really cool and love my '85 Fuji) about staying "old school" as long as I can. I just can't bring myself to...
04-07-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Got home a while ago from a beautiful 18.45 mile...

Got home a while ago from a beautiful 18.45 mile ride (with Strava enabled on my phone) to try it out. Excellent smartphone app!!! :D


Here's the proof from Strava:...
04-07-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Got home a while ago from a beautiful 18.45 mile...

Got home a while ago from a beautiful 18.45 mile ride (with Strava enabled on my phone) to try it out. Excellent smartphone app!!! :D


Here's the proof from Strava:...
04-04-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By ButchA

Hmmm... I don't have any issues with the 50+...

Hmmm... I don't have any issues with the 50+ crowd or the forum or anything like that. I fit right in as I'll be 58 next week (Apr 10th) and am still a bit of a Clydesdale at 6'0" and 210 lbs. I'm...
03-30-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Did a really cool 16 mile ride (8 miles out 'n...

Did a really cool 16 mile ride (8 miles out 'n back) out to my LBS here in town. I had to extremely careful along Gayton Rd, Lauderdale, and especially Broad St. as traffic is whipping by at 45-50...
03-30-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Did a really cool 16 mile ride (8 miles out 'n...

Did a really cool 16 mile ride (8 miles out 'n back) out to my LBS here in town. I had to extremely careful along Gayton Rd, Lauderdale, and especially Broad St. as traffic is whipping by at 45-50...
03-30-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By ButchA

You guys left out Wine... I am one of those...

You guys left out Wine...

I am one of those guys who can toss down beer after beer after beer, like everybody else. But then I soon realized "Hey, where did this beer belly come from?" So, I...
03-28-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,640
Posted By ButchA

Same here... Similar to this one: ...

Same here... Similar to this one:

https://images.amain.com/images/large/bikes/transit/tr-ewpxl_1.jpg?width=475
03-24-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 356,446
Posted By ButchA

Hmmm.... Let me chime in here: Please tell...

Hmmm.... Let me chime in here:

Please tell us your age. 57 (I'll be 58 in a few weeks).

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? Whatever they want to ride! But for me, I stay classic with a...
03-24-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,301
Posted By ButchA

So sad! This happened yesterday here in the metro Richmond, VA area (Glen Allen)....

For anyone in the metro Richmond, VA area.... This happened late yesterday afternoon up by Nuckols Rd & Wyndham Park Dr. :(

I drive all around that area on my school bus, loaded with middle school...
03-24-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,250
Posted By ButchA

I agree with so many other posts on here about...

I agree with so many other posts on here about the topic. I am an enthusiast and totally NOT hardcore at all. I embrace the rather amusing label of "Fred". I don't wear a kit. I don't have clipless...
03-23-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25,339
Views: 2,462,059
Posted By ButchA

Just a quick 6.90 mile spin around the...

Just a quick 6.90 mile spin around the neighborhood to do sort of a "test ride" after my LBS repaired the broken spoke on my C&V '85 Fuji road bike. Everything is absolutely perfect, and I was...
03-23-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By ButchA

SurferRosa... Thank you! You're awesome!...

SurferRosa...

Thank you! You're awesome! :thumb:

Edit: I just got back from a "test ride" with the '85 Fuji and did a quick 6.90 mile ride around the neighborhood. Everything is absolutely...
03-23-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,489
Posted By ButchA

Just a quick 6.90 mile spin around the...

Just a quick 6.90 mile spin around the neighborhood to do sort of a "test ride" after my LBS repaired the broken spoke on my C&V '85 Fuji road bike. Everything is absolutely perfect, and I was...
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