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07-10-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Anyone here both a cyclist and a motorcyclist?

Yes, Me!

I moved to Santa Cruz Ca, bought an old lugged steel Specialized Sirrus and a VFR 800 Honda. And I love them both. I have been deeply impressed by the skills and the consideration shown...
07-07-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way

Hello again. Enjoying moving into Santa Cruz CA, and remodelling a little house that spouse and I had rented out for 40 years! In need of a LOT of work.
I had, in UK, a 1990 Specialized Sirrus...
03-24-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

I just moved to Santa Cruz CA. Nothing but...

I just moved to Santa Cruz CA. Nothing but torrential rain. I'm going back to somewhere with a liveable climate. Saudi, maybe
12-16-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

. Me too

62 years, insulin user since 1974, 17 running marathons, and 2014 Tour De France opening stage a week after the race, as a charity fundraiser for diabetes research. Good Lord, that wasn't Flat!
...
11-07-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Late on this, but just a couple! My...

Late on this, but just a couple!

My motorcycling brother hit a pheasant on his BMW. He says he likes it all the more because it smells of Sunday lunch

And I catered a French Alps Ski Chalet a...
11-07-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Congratulations on your cataract surgery. I hope...

Congratulations on your cataract surgery. I hope it's working fantastically.
Me too, Left eye in June and Right eye in August. A fantastic improvement. I'm using my old Oakley sunshades for riding,...
11-02-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Oh good lord. You've been been skimming my...

Oh good lord. You've been been skimming my previous posts about a Santana tandem and dangling a dragonfly. You naughty chap
11-02-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Tehran, Oman, Jordan,...

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Tehran, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, Baghdad, Jeddah and others!
11-01-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Hi all, and thanks for the warm messages Jan...

Hi all, and thanks for the warm messages

Jan and Fiets - yup, my sense of timing has always been poor. Since the June British vote and consequent currency change, we can now replace 60% of the...
10-30-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

New contact from a lapsed contact

Hi all

I used to post fairly frequently when spouse and I lived in the Middle East.

Anyhow, we're moving to Santa Cruz Calif on 17th November. At the very least, I'll be daily on West Cliff...
06-16-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,089
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

I'm still here. So's my RockyMountain Solo and my...

I'm still here. So's my RockyMountain Solo and my Xootr Swift. Still wobbling about moving to Calif or staying in UK. The Specialized and the Santana have gone the upcycle way, though, so change has...
10-01-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Nice to hear from you too. Goodness yes, quite a...

Nice to hear from you too. Goodness yes, quite a change - but maybe not as much as M.E. changed in the last 2 years I was there. Unrecognisable since I first started working there in 1978 - but...
10-01-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Thanks. Yes, Brighton, Sussex, 50 miles due south...

Thanks. Yes, Brighton, Sussex, 50 miles due south of London on the Channel Coast - where it's a lovely 20 degrees C and bright sunlight over the turning orange leaves today. A delight!
09-30-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

New bike related job

Hello all again, it's been about a year since I participated in this forum - as I was in the middle of so many changes that I felt a bit out of place. I'm sure you've all been doing excellently...
03-08-15, 04:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,218
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Yes, surprisingly, as I'm spending the season Dec...

Yes, surprisingly, as I'm spending the season Dec to April as a ski chalet host and chef in the French Alps. 6 ft, 142 lbs at present, down from about 156. I spend about 6 hrs a day making cooked...
08-08-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Hello and Bye all

I have very much enjoyed the contacts here on the forum. In particular, I value the kindness of you who contacted and offered support when I had a bad accident and when the political upsets where I...
07-15-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,159
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Been a while since I saw a 'Rode my Age' thread here

So, 'Rode my Age' plus a lot on Saturday.

You might have seen some or all of the Tour De France stage 1 in Yorkshire, Northern England on July 5th. Well, that was the route on Saturday 12th.
...
07-03-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

A bit sick of cycling this evening. I hope it passes

Traffic, eh!

I'm getting a bit more trained to do this in 9 days time, a week after the Tour De France starts in northern UK.

Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | Richard Atkinson's fundraising...
05-18-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Arrived back, a little sore, last night....

Arrived back, a little sore, last night. Delightful ride. Bright sum all the time. 380 kms total - not all the way to Paris but a good chunk of the route.

I'll potter around with camera cables and...
05-13-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Off for a long ride - 4 days to do it in

Good morning

It's 6.30 on a sunny morning in Brighton. I'm about to cycle to Newhaven ferry harbour to cross to Dieppe and follow this route.

http://www.donaldhirsch.com/dieppeparis.pdf

And...
04-28-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

No, I'm afraid it was a wash-out. Rainstormy...

No, I'm afraid it was a wash-out. Rainstormy morning, windy and pouring down. Only 3 turned up at the start point, and it wasn't even a decision to quit, it was obvious.

Next time!
04-26-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

This one tomorrow - a bit ambitious?

I'm enjoying the Brighton cycling rides from the velo cafe outside our new apartment.

Tomorrows is a bit keener than the ones I've done before - stated as level 4 out of 5 - not long, but pacey
...
04-22-14, 03:17 PM
04-15-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Thanks to you and all who have given good wishes....

Thanks to you and all who have given good wishes.

I realise (thanks, friend NOS) that's it's a privilege to have the choice. And a tandem stoker spouse who welcomes change and travel.

I'm a...
04-14-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Enjoyed a year's retirement, but....Back to work?

Hello again

I posted more frequently when I was last working in the Middle East. For the few months I've been in UK, settling into a new apartment. Life is good - the Velo Cafe is in the park...
04-07-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Hope you're fully recovered soon. Toast,...

Hope you're fully recovered soon.

Toast, though .... wholemeal, butter and marmite. Cures all ills. Taylors Yorkshire tea helps wash it down.
03-14-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Oh, very oops! Digital dyslexia or...

Oh, very oops!

Digital dyslexia or something. 34:21 or somesuch.
03-12-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Getting fitter, and gears

Spouse and I just moved to Brighton, England.

The weather has been really bad - strong winds, torrential rain. Then about 10 days ago, spring sprung, and it's lovely.

I have a cycling challenge...
02-06-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Windy here. Flattened!

Hello again. Just moved into a new apartment in Brighton, South coast of England.

The weather is severe for UK. Not like many parts of the globe, but 70 mph winds and more intense rain than for...
12-02-13, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Charity fundraising rides - what's the etiquette

about posting here with details?

(I'm doing the first stage of next year's Tour de France to raise Diabetic Research funds)
10-22-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Not sure. We both like it a lot here. We're also...

Not sure. We both like it a lot here. We're also completing purchase of an apartment in Brighton Sussex, south coast of UK, and in discussion about a further Middle East assignment!

For the...
10-20-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Riding in York, England

I read the 'Riding in Oxford and Moscow' thread with great interest.

Thought I'd offer another rather than interfere with that one.

I've been in York, England since July, and loving it. It's...
10-16-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,534
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Don't take this as snarky, because I know you're...

Don't take this as snarky, because I know you're a kind person -

But this 40 years since diagnosis diabetic runs marathons and weighs 145 pounds

Diabetes does not mean greed
10-16-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,511
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

I strongly suspect that the price stated on entry...

I strongly suspect that the price stated on entry differs from the price on exit
10-16-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Jolly good. I hope to exchange many cheeky points...

Jolly good. I hope to exchange many cheeky points of view with you - I and many others have enjoyed your viewpoints!

Particularly as I think we're likely to be neighbours soon - despite enjoying a...
10-16-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,159
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Good position to be in - happy with the present...

Good position to be in - happy with the present bike, wanting something similar but the next step up, If I read the original post correctly?

In a fit of generosity I bought the spouse a Trek 7.5...
10-04-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Me too. Like yourself, I have a 89 Specialized...

Me too. Like yourself, I have a 89 Specialized Sirrus, newly oldened with Brooks seat and tape. I liken it to my 24 year old Mercedes wagon, not nippy but the vehicle of choice for a long day or...
09-14-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Good for you. Well done - looks like a nice one!

Good for you. Well done - looks like a nice one!
09-14-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,546
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Me too. Accept with appreciation. Show him the...

Me too. Accept with appreciation. Show him the gift in use.
He didn't offer it to just anyone.

Best t you both
09-06-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

An old thread, but an upgrade. Seems to be a...

An old thread, but an upgrade.

Seems to be a case of Bursitis. Increase of repetitive exercise - yes. Over 40 years old - yes. Located close to the site of a previous trauma - yes.

Good to put...
08-13-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

[QUOTE=Velo Dog;15954061]? A physician friend of...

[QUOTE=Velo Dog;15954061]? A physician friend of mine broke his femur in a very low-speed crash 10 years ago, just toppled over and happened to hit a curb, and he said if he pushes too hard even now,...
08-12-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Nice ride, but some pain after. Advice?

Hello all again.

Just moved in to a short term rental in York UK. Beautiful city, I love it so much. Just a short term though, while spouse and I decide what's next.

Anyway, I got all the bikes...
07-22-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,525
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

Welcome back. Good luck in Nevada. I'll look...

Welcome back. Good luck in Nevada.

I'll look into your evaluation about overanalysing. Should be able to give you a reasoned view in a couple of months.

Ride safe, and lots
07-22-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,671
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

59.5 yrs 6ft 1 in 149 lbs 220/70 40 years...

59.5 yrs
6ft 1 in
149 lbs
220/70
40 years using insulin
Last running marathon 3.35
Last century on a bike 6 hrs 15
06-14-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

All the best to you a d yours too, pal Rocky...

All the best to you a d yours too, pal

Rocky Mountain Mountain Solo 50 ST, Steel in the Middle and carbon at the ends, Ultegra and Ksyrium, build on a Cinelli spirit frame and painted/branded by...
06-14-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,030
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

I'm sending all my best wishes to you and for...

I'm sending all my best wishes to you and for reassuring reports
06-14-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

look but dont touch

Been travelling for 6 months, after 8 years away from UK home. Packed and shipped 7 bikes and the rest of possessions (minus a big yard sale) from middle east to UK, the 2005 starting point.

Now...
05-20-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,160
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

me too

Here's one

Nice off-road ride the other day in Northern Argentina. Autumn leaves and glittery sunshine. Lovely rural ride. Rental bike, neither clips nor cleats nor spds nor nothing except some...
04-22-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

And from me too. Outstanding. Richard (40...

And from me too. Outstanding.

Richard (40 years T1 now)
04-13-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By wobblyoldgeezer

[QUOTE=NOS88;15501777]and down I go, hard on the...

[QUOTE=NOS88;15501777]and down I go, hard on the right hip. /QUOTE]

Please get well soon, and take some comfort that nothing was broken. My own little slippy road incident caused breaks . Very...
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