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06-06-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 791
Posted By mpath

I'm 56 as well, and still play Xbox with my 21 yo...

I'm 56 as well, and still play Xbox with my 21 yo son, listen to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, to Lady Gaga and Eminem. Forget comfy "geriatric" shoes my peers are starting to wear - my...
03-09-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By mpath

Great story! I'm not surprised that companies...

Great story! I'm not surprised that companies plan for obsolescence much quicker today and no longer support them, with the hope that you'd simply buy a replacement.

Speaking of T6 screws, years...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By mpath

Yes you do, and extra tubes.

Yes you do, and extra tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,102
Posted By mpath

The luxury of first world problems. Once a hobby...

The luxury of first world problems. Once a hobby becomes an obsession, cost becomes an inconvenience.
12-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 45,693
Posted By mpath

Some of the posts sounded like high school...

Some of the posts sounded like high school sophomores and not the maturity and wisdom that 50+ year olds would have/should have learned.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,568
Views: 379,514
Posted By mpath

First ever flat on tubulars. Mid ride, had to...

First ever flat on tubulars. Mid ride, had to call wife for pick up - yes, that's the problem with tubs. But otherwise trouble-free miles.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,755
Posted By mpath

Cinelli Pressure sizing

I'm looking at the new Cinelli Pressure. Fit-wise I'm dialed in to current Look 695 size XS, but the geometry falls in between the Cinelli's XS and S in stack, reach, top tube, head tube, etc by ~5...
09-02-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,170
Posted By mpath

Ditto. The main reason I successfully...

Ditto.

The main reason I successfully climbed Haleakala in 90+ degree heat was my wife driving SAG with extra bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,636
Posted By mpath

I ride Super Record. Every time someone asks him...

I ride Super Record. Every time someone asks him how they are, it reminds me of this old pic from Road & Track magazine:
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 453,804
Posted By mpath

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/904x1205/empty_road_f9d08dcc1b8b759d44f15a8f4ed38d9a6cc0d587.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,610
Posted By mpath

Life's too short to argue with these attitudes....

Life's too short to argue with these attitudes. Like you, I mostly ride solo with a pretty nice bike that I enjoy immensely, with rarely the post-ride coffee shop to "show off my money."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By mpath

You can try and PM TrekMogul here. He spends...

You can try and PM TrekMogul here. He spends months at a time cycling South Asia.
07-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By mpath

"Hitting the wall" is a real thing. Barring any...

"Hitting the wall" is a real thing. Barring any other medical conditions, it typically means you've used up your available glycogen for energy, and your body starts to convert its fat stores into...
06-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,370
Posted By mpath

Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report...

Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report that my 2010 Look 695 is still my go-to bike, at sub-14lbs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By mpath

"Worth it" is ultimately totally up to you. But...

"Worth it" is ultimately totally up to you. But if there's really nothing wrong with your current ride, then IMHO, no, not worth it. That being said, it's no surprise there's been a lot of...
04-30-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By mpath

"MAMIL" - middle-aged men in lycra. No matter how...

"MAMIL" - middle-aged men in lycra. No matter how we may think we look cool in them, they rest of the population does not share that view. :D IOW, wear what's comfortable, and when you're ready for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,961
Posted By mpath

Some people don't have opinions, just facts.

Some people don't have opinions, just facts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By mpath

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/img_5181_7de4328fa3251cc28834bd174484cf24601b9a66_1__3dff669b4a438aca58b2ab13f478fa9e78a8a20c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 453,804
Posted By mpath

Not quite the empty road ahead, but that's...

Not quite the empty road ahead, but that's Haleakala in the background viewed from Makena beach side.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By mpath

I like mine a little bit. The fit is dialed in,...

I like mine a little bit. The fit is dialed in, and <14lbs with pedals.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,002
Posted By mpath

No kidding, eh? Geez...my Mad Fibers,...

No kidding, eh?

Geez...my Mad Fibers, +10,000 km's later, no issues - rolls true, zero tension loss. No appreciable wear on the brake track. From the wet Pacific Northwest. Lots of descents. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,154
Posted By mpath

LOL. True! I just got back from Bologna to...

LOL. True!

I just got back from Bologna to watch the start of the Giro and picked up a maglia bianca (white) jersey. It's the young rider jersey and I'm an old geezer, but it looks cool...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,386
Posted By mpath

In Hawaii. 581310

In Hawaii.

581310
09-19-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,523
Posted By mpath

Some idiotic comments here, which I would expect...

Some idiotic comments here, which I would expect more from the younger crowd. To broadbrush someone to a stereotype based on something they own is quite ignorant. I guess wisdom doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,671
Posted By mpath

Luddites.

Luddites.
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