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08-27-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By rainycamp

Hybrid or touring?

Iím 67. My road bike isnít comfortable anymore, and I no longer mountain bike. Iím thinking about getting a bike that will serve me well around town, on rail trails, and the occasional long ride (for...
08-16-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By rainycamp

Mtn. biking is much more strenuous, at least for...

Mtn. biking is much more strenuous, at least for me. A 10-mile ride on gnarly singletrack wears me out, and I can feel my abs are tighter. I don't get that feeling on my road bike, even after 25 or...
08-16-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By rainycamp

I'm 63, been road biking 8 yrs., but my excess...

I'm 63, been road biking 8 yrs., but my excess weigh didn't budge until I got on my unused mountain bike this year. I hit some singletrack trails two or three times a week, and in the last two weeks,...
05-19-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,338
Posted By rainycamp

Started riding a mountain bike that had sat...

Started riding a mountain bike that had sat neglected in the garage for years. It's a lot of fun, and a nice change of pace from road biking, but I'm having trouble negotating the rock gardens on our...
Forum: Touring
04-24-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,786
Posted By rainycamp

Touring bike for all around use?

As I get older (I'm 63), my current road bike stretches me out more than I like. I'm thinking about a touring bike to take its place, because they generally have a more upright riding position (so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,784
Posted By rainycamp

Ahh. So would your advice be to accept the GPS...

Ahh. So would your advice be to accept the GPS distance measures, but not the speed measures?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,784
Posted By rainycamp

Strava max speed vs. bike computer max speed

I just started using Strava about three weeks ago, and I enjoy it. But one of the things I've noticed is that the maximum speeds Strava gives are different than the speeds my cheap bike computer...
03-25-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,571
Posted By rainycamp

It looks like I'll be joining you Ibuprofen guys....

It looks like I'll be joining you Ibuprofen guys. It appears I have arthritis setting into my left hip. No problem when I ride, but after sitting still for a little while, it hurts like crazy when I...
03-19-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By rainycamp

I have no such picture, but I'll see about...

I have no such picture, but I'll see about getting one. I do a few pushups and planks -- stopped doing crunches a few years ago.
03-18-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By rainycamp

Sore lower back

Had a bike fitting several years ago. Now have developed a sore lower back after riding. It's worse the day after a ride. Does it mean I need to tweak my fit? Is a sore lower back indicative of one...
08-19-13, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By rainycamp

Thanks, guys. Got it.

Thanks, guys. Got it.
08-16-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By rainycamp

Shift cable housing won't fit back into the cable stop

I repaired a flat on my wife's hybrid (the only mechanical thing I'm good at), but when I put the wheel back on the bike, I noticed the shifter cable had come out of the cable stop on the frame. Now,...
09-02-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By rainycamp

Is there a "B" level ride in your area? I was...

Is there a "B" level ride in your area? I was discouraged that I couldn't keep up with my club ride, and it turned out we had a lot of other people in the same situation. We started a B ride as an...
Forum: Texas
08-18-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,893
Posted By rainycamp

I will be there for my first time. Probably doing...

I will be there for my first time. Probably doing the 100K, but still considering the full ride.
Forum: Texas
02-12-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By rainycamp

Instead of Rosedale, I'll do the LBJ 100 (k)...

Instead of Rosedale, I'll do the LBJ 100 (k) again this year. Probably Outlaw, but undecided about the rest.
01-08-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,259
Posted By rainycamp

I use a $12 Schwinn computer I bought at Target....

I use a $12 Schwinn computer I bought at Target. Works fine, accurate, legible.
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By rainycamp

Is this crazy?

I have an old steel 10-speed I think could make a good rando bike. I also have an old hardtail mountain bike that I never use. So suppose I take the mountain bike crankset and put it on the road...
07-17-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,968
Posted By rainycamp

I had a similar problem, and now put a small was...

I had a similar problem, and now put a small was of cotton between the two toes that were giving me trouble. It has done the trick. No numbness, hot spot trouble flares up much later than before, and...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By rainycamp

I was thinking of a pedal like the Shimano A520...

I was thinking of a pedal like the Shimano A520 sport/touring pedal. It takes an SPD cleat, but offers a wide platform for the shoe. Thoughts?
Forum: Texas
02-05-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By rainycamp

I haven't ridden Pedal Thru the Pines, but I have...

I haven't ridden Pedal Thru the Pines, but I have ridden the MS 150 which travels much of that route - it goes through the state parks with their hills. The hills are fairly steep, but not too long....
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By rainycamp

Shoe/pedal recommendations?

I will be getting into longer distances this year, and I'm thinking of replacing my road shoes and Look-style pedals with mountain bike shoes and SPD touring pedals. Does anyone use this...
08-19-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,719
Posted By rainycamp

As of this morning, 2,675. I just topped 3,000...

As of this morning, 2,675. I just topped 3,000 last year, so maybe 4,000 miles this time around.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By rainycamp

Congratulations for finishing your first century!...

Congratulations for finishing your first century! I don't think I would have started in those weather conditions.
04-28-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,424
Posted By rainycamp

I did the Outlaw Trail 100 in Round Rock Texas,...

I did the Outlaw Trail 100 in Round Rock Texas, October, 2008. I had been riding a little over a year, and had never done anything longer than a metric century. It was an organized ride, which kept...
Forum: Texas
04-24-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,729
Posted By rainycamp

I made a major mistake on day 2: I was concerned...

I made a major mistake on day 2: I was concerned that the morning cloudburst had left the hills in the parks slick, so I and my riding buddy opted to take the lunch express route on Hwy. 71. Never...
Forum: Texas
04-12-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By rainycamp

I'm with alohaboy. I've ridden 850+ miles this...

I'm with alohaboy. I've ridden 850+ miles this year, but no ride longer than 55 miles. Butt hurts during most rides. But I think I'm ready for it. If nothing else, I can ride from rest stop to rest...
04-11-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By rainycamp

The picture of the "century virgins" is a hoot!...

The picture of the "century virgins" is a hoot! Just shows that cycling is something people of any age can do -- and do for long distances.
Forum: Texas
02-12-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By rainycamp

I also have a compact double, with a 34 x 28 for...

I also have a compact double, with a 34 x 28 for my low gear. Because I'm old and slow, I have always had trouble on that Barton Creek Blvd. hill, and had to walk it again two weeks ago...but once...
Forum: Texas
02-07-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By rainycamp

When we do a Southwest Parkway group ride, we...

When we do a Southwest Parkway group ride, we take Escarpment to Wm. Cannon to SW Pkway. You'll be riding in the right traffic lane on Wm. Cannon for a little bit, but it's downhill, and you can keep...
Forum: Texas
01-29-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By rainycamp

Go to Map My Ride (mapmyride.com) and do a search...

Go to Map My Ride (mapmyride.com) and do a search for rides in Austin. You'll get more hits than you can ride in a year.
Forum: Texas
01-22-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,033
Posted By rainycamp

In Austin, Austin Cycle Camp is putting on...

In Austin, Austin Cycle Camp is putting on training rides each Saturday morning. They'll boost the time on bike a bit each week (they don't count miles). Tomorrow's ride is only an hour. The training...
Forum: Texas
01-22-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,723
Posted By rainycamp

Still 150 slots left as of Jan. 21.

Still 150 slots left as of Jan. 21.
Forum: Texas
01-17-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By rainycamp

I took the course in Austin in 2008, and...

I took the course in Austin in 2008, and recommend it, especially for newer riders.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By rainycamp

Are cross bikes good for distance events?

Many are steel, they've got slightly wider tires...is this a good route to go, or should a randonneur stick with a bike designed for the purpose?
01-02-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,762
Posted By rainycamp

Managed to top 3,000, with a final total of...

Managed to top 3,000, with a final total of 3,053. Avg. ride distance 21.6 miles. No centuries.
12-13-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By rainycamp

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
12-09-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,784
Posted By rainycamp

Ride both days of the MS 150 (this year, day one...

Ride both days of the MS 150 (this year, day one was rained out). Ride the Hotter 'n Hell Hundred. Really learn how to maintain and repair my bikes. Ride a greater variety of routes. Ride the whole...
12-06-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,542
Posted By rainycamp

Did the MS 150, which was only the MS 77 this...

Did the MS 150, which was only the MS 77 this year because the first day was rained out. Increased my mileage over last year, will probably just hit 3,000. Started leading my club's B rides. Have big...
12-06-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,282
Posted By rainycamp

Congratulations on your first century! Amazing...

Congratulations on your first century! Amazing avg. speed. You would have waited a long time for me if I was on that ride with you.
09-27-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,669
Posted By rainycamp

You betcha. It might take longer than C02, but at...

You betcha. It might take longer than C02, but at least it's dependable.
09-27-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,669
Posted By rainycamp

All right -- an actual pic of me in biking get...

All right -- an actual pic of me in biking get up. I'm the guy on the left.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/3960258352_45d5a64555_o.jpg
07-29-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By rainycamp

Do your new well-ventilated helmets make you...

Do your new well-ventilated helmets make you sweat less while riding? I bought a new one in January, but I sweat as much as ever. It may not have the efficient or large vents that some of the newer...
07-29-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,765
Posted By rainycamp

Three falls in last nine months, two with minor...

Three falls in last nine months, two with minor injuries, no medical attention needed. All three were my fault, mostly inattention.
07-29-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By rainycamp

My wife began riding (as an older adult) before...

My wife began riding (as an older adult) before me. She was on clipless pedals before I had ever heard of them, and when she finished a 50-mile charity ride that inspired me to take up biking. She...
07-27-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,129
Posted By rainycamp

Hutchinson Top Speed ProTech Kevlar (whew!). Mail...

Hutchinson Top Speed ProTech Kevlar (whew!). Mail order from Nashbar for $14.99 each.
07-24-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,129
Posted By rainycamp

I switched from 23s to Kevlar-belted 25s in...

I switched from 23s to Kevlar-belted 25s in February. They've been great. No dropoff in performance. However, they might not be true 25s, because when I manually measure their circumference, they're...
07-24-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By rainycamp

Looks like fun. My wife's mother and sister live...

Looks like fun. My wife's mother and sister live in Bella Vista, so it's nice to know that the next time I come up there, I'll find some people to ride with!
07-17-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By rainycamp

Cool. I get to 32 mph from time to time -- but...

Cool. I get to 32 mph from time to time -- but only going downhill.
07-17-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,559
Posted By rainycamp

The "why would you leave?" question got me...

The "why would you leave?" question got me thinking: I've noticed that there are times when I'll go more than a week without even visiting the forum, or the Bike Forums site in general. That's not...
07-07-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By rainycamp

Years ago, I was seriously interested in bike...

Years ago, I was seriously interested in bike touring, but never actually did it. After reading your engrossing account, I'm interested again. Great pictures, interesting commentary.
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