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07-20-12, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Mazama

Please take a look at the (Couch to 5K) program...

Please take a look at the (Couch to 5K) program linked below. I am heavier than you, 45 years old and I completed two 5K runs this past spring. Prior to this I had not run in 20 years:
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05-30-11, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mazama

My God that is awesome! My wife, a...

My God that is awesome!

My wife, a marathoner herself, wants me to train for a marathon. I cannot even entertain that idea. Great job!!!
05-29-11, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mazama

Couch To 5K

Some of you may remember me, but I haven't been around here in awhile...Still riding my bike though.

About 6 weeks ago my wife encouraged me to start jogging. This weekend I completed my first 5K...
05-29-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mazama

Awesome find! Take care of it.

Awesome find! Take care of it.
04-11-11, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By Mazama

Good to hear from you. Nice to see you are still...

Good to hear from you. Nice to see you are still at it.
03-17-11, 04:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,258
Posted By Mazama

Currently on a Custom Co-Motion Mazama...

Currently on a Custom Co-Motion Mazama (discontinued).
http://co-motion.com/index.php/singles/touring_singles
03-17-11, 04:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,258
Posted By Mazama

My 7200 served me for over 7,500 miles before I...

My 7200 served me for over 7,500 miles before I upgraded. My only issue was the seatpost, it snapped off! Do yourself a favor and get a Thomson seatpost!
02-02-11, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By Mazama

Well, I just got back from my 5AM ride in shorts...

Well, I just got back from my 5AM ride in shorts and a T-shirt; 69 degrees. Just rubbing it in. Hi Punxsutawney Phil!
01-25-11, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Mazama

That is a nice resource. I wish I had that a...

That is a nice resource. I wish I had that a couple of months ago. Thanks for sharing.
01-25-11, 05:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mazama

Me Too! However, this week I have substituted...

Me Too! However, this week I have substituted them for some honey-wheat pretzel sticks. We'll see how that pans out.

Beer is another factor.

I mean come on, beer and deluxe mixed nuts? A...
11-16-10, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Mazama

I have a tandem set (40 spoke) of Velocity Dyads....

I have a tandem set (40 spoke) of Velocity Dyads. Trouble free for over 6,000 miles now, and I'm right around his weight.

http://www.bikeparts.com/search_results.asp?id=BPC305805

It all boils...
11-08-10, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mazama

Trek had a hybrid (7200) with a 25" frame back in...

Trek had a hybrid (7200) with a 25" frame back in 2007. I'm not sure if it, or something similar, is still in production.
10-31-10, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Mazama

What does the "Imperial" offer?

What does the "Imperial" offer?
10-28-10, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Mazama

I got a Columbia weatherproof jacket and pants...

I got a Columbia weatherproof jacket and pants from here:

http://www.bigcamo.com/Columbia-Sportswear-Thunderstorm-Big-Tall-Rain-Jacket.php

Exclusively Endorsed By King Size NFL Legend William...
10-23-10, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Mazama

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/cycling-helmets.htm

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/cycling-helmets.htm
10-21-10, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Mazama

I'm "Uber" and I had one of those saddles for...

I'm "Uber" and I had one of those saddles for about a year. It was great, no discomfort issues. One of the rails broke because I had improperly installed it (It requires a special mounting clamp)...
10-05-10, 02:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mazama

8 hours, but I wasn't trying to break any speed...

8 hours, but I wasn't trying to break any speed records, I wanted to enjoy the ride. I stopped to refill water bottles a few times, restroom breaks, take pictures and had two snack breaks. I had to...
10-05-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Mazama

I started on a Trek 7200 at around 340 pounds. ...

I started on a Trek 7200 at around 340 pounds. It gave me 2,000 miles before a spoke popped. After I had the wheels rebuilt I got another 2,000 out of it before I retired the bike. I never had an...
10-05-10, 02:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,153
Posted By Mazama

I'm uber and roll on 40 spoke (14G DT Swiss)...

I'm uber and roll on 40 spoke (14G DT Swiss) tandem wheels (Velocity Dyads). No issues thus far (6,000 miles). You have to get yourself a good wheel builder.
10-05-10, 02:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mazama

Man that has got to hurt. Did riding a bike...

Man that has got to hurt. Did riding a bike cause that, or straining?

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
10-05-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By Mazama

Get well soon Mr. Stormcrowe! Try to get up and...

Get well soon Mr. Stormcrowe! Try to get up and walk around, I don't think lying down all the time is good for pneumonia. I really hope it is not Thyroid Cancer :(
10-01-10, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By Mazama

I started out with a Trek (7200) Hybrid. Very...

I started out with a Trek (7200) Hybrid. Very affordable. That bike gave me 7,500 miles of service before the BB started to get noisy.
09-17-10, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Mazama

Bigger than my bike!

Bigger than my bike!
09-17-10, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By Mazama

How rough are the roads? I weigh a bit more than...

How rough are the roads? I weigh a bit more than you and I have owned the B67, B33 and currently the B17 (unsprung) model. The B67 failed on me when the front bolt sheared off within a year. The...
09-09-10, 02:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mazama

I was looking back at my order form. It says:...

I was looking back at my order form. It says: 72.

I have a Thomson Elite, but it is not a setback model.
09-08-10, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mazama

I've had good luck with Thopson Elite:...

I've had good luck with Thopson Elite: http://www.lhthomson.com/elite_sizes.asp

Super Strong!
09-08-10, 02:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,734
Posted By Mazama

I ride at night, so yes... I've ran over an...

I ride at night, so yes...

I've ran over an opossum, dodged many fleeting cats and raccoons, been hit it the face by a bat, had dogs chase me and drunks yell obscenities at me. This is why I...
09-07-10, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Mazama

Big Camo. Even approved by Refrigerator Perry! ...

Big Camo. Even approved by Refrigerator Perry!

http://www.bigcamo.com/big-tall-water-wind-proof.php

I got a Columbia pair (non-camo) there at a good price:...
09-01-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mazama

I just got a wicking athletic shirt from one of...

I just got a wicking athletic shirt from one of the big and tall shops. It's not a jersey, but it is fluorescent green.
09-01-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By Mazama

How are those working for you? The bearings on...

How are those working for you? The bearings on mine locked up after only 3 months of use. and I didn't travel that far or mash them at all.
06-07-10, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By Mazama

My exact thought today. "Man, I wish I didn't...

My exact thought today. "Man, I wish I didn't have to go to work today."
05-01-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Mazama

I rode a Trek 7200 for 2+ years/7500 miles at...

I rode a Trek 7200 for 2+ years/7500 miles at 340#. I never had an issue (other than a popped spoke). I still have the bike, but my wife bought me a custom build a few years ago.
03-07-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By Mazama

Custom Co-Motion ...

Custom Co-Motion

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2519575362_6af62d922f_o.jpg
02-16-10, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Mazama

Florida is experiencing one of the coldest...

Florida is experiencing one of the coldest winters ever. After several days below freezing, I have at least 6 dead bushes and 2 dead palm trees that disagree with your global warming phenomenon.
01-06-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Mazama

Super! I looked into Zinn when I was searching...

Super! I looked into Zinn when I was searching for a custom, but they were a bit pricey. I went with a Co-Motion (http://www.co-motion.com/) and I have no regrets. Happy riding fellow tall dude!...
01-06-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,317
Posted By Mazama

I'm like 6' 12" w/ 38" inseam and I crammed...

I'm like 6' 12" w/ 38" inseam and I crammed myself into a stock 25" Trek hybrid for a 2.5 years/7,500 miles. I bit the bullet a couple of years ago and got a custom bike from Co-Motion cycles...
12-06-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mazama

Hi, Bdinger. Welcome back.

Hi, Bdinger. Welcome back.
11-08-09, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Mazama

The automobile and beer.

The automobile and beer.
11-08-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Mazama

A part of Washington I did not know about. ...

A part of Washington I did not know about. Thanks!
10-16-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Mazama

I expect at LEAST 2,000 on my rear, 4,000 on the...

I expect at LEAST 2,000 on my rear, 4,000 on the front.
10-01-09, 02:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,409
Posted By Mazama

I ride in the dark, but not necessarily at night....

I ride in the dark, but not necessarily at night. 5AM. Very peaceful.

I get by with the Cateye HL-EL500 LED. Not real bright, as I have run into a few potholes, but some other options are just...
09-11-09, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Mazama

Welcome! Have fun on your new ride.

Welcome! Have fun on your new ride.
09-11-09, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mazama

Pushing about 5,000 on my current chain. ...

Pushing about 5,000 on my current chain. Probably needs replacement, but meh, no slippage or anything yet.
09-08-09, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Mazama

When I completed my first Imperial, my previous...

When I completed my first Imperial, my previous best was 40 miles. I went out to ride a Metric and ended up continuing on for the Imperial. You can do it, just plan ahead with food and water.
08-31-09, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By Mazama

It's Santa Ana's time. California burns every...

It's Santa Ana's time. California burns every year in the Fall. I believe the arsonists know this too. As soon as the winds pick up, fires start.
08-31-09, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,826
Posted By Mazama

I'm bringing my bike by for a tune-up!

I'm bringing my bike by for a tune-up!
08-27-09, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Mazama

I bought them for Trekking in the rainforests of...

I bought them for Trekking in the rainforests of Uganda. Ran into a couple of downpours and they worked great. These are "breathable as well. The pants have vents in the side.

The material is...
08-27-09, 02:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,504
Posted By Mazama

Sorry I am late to this party. I ride a...

Sorry I am late to this party.

I ride a Co-Motion Mazama. Although this model is discontinued, Dwan @ Co-Motion will work with you personally to custom design any of their bikes. I've had this...
08-24-09, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Mazama

Look at Columbia "Thunderstorm" jacket and pants...

Look at Columbia "Thunderstorm" jacket and pants near the bottom. I'm taller than both of you and their 3XT was almost too big!

http://www.bigcamo.com/big-tall-water-wind-proof.php

Besides,...
08-10-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Mazama

Welcome. I had the same worries when I started...

Welcome. I had the same worries when I started over 3 years ago, but the people here helped me gain enough confidence to buy a bike. Well, it has folded up underneath me yet.
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