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08-30-14, 06:43 PM
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Posted By SFCRetired

Revisiting this thread with some lessons learned....

Revisiting this thread with some lessons learned. 1. Water with lemon is not enough. I now use an envelope of electrolyte powder(ProPel) per water bottle with 1/8 tsp of sea salt added. Any ride...
11-18-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By SFCRetired

Goals for the immediate future are: a) get a more...

Goals for the immediate future are: a) get a more thorough check from my doctor. I feel good and have no pains, but want to be safe and b) continue the training.

Goals for spring and summer of...
11-16-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,175
Posted By SFCRetired

Back when I was Active Duty, we were cautioned to...

Back when I was Active Duty, we were cautioned to be well aware of the need for hydration even in below-zero temps. I don't remember all that was said, but I do remember them saying that...
11-16-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,607
Posted By SFCRetired

Thanks for all the information. What I am now...

Thanks for all the information. What I am now doing is using an indoor trainer for a minimum of one hour per day. I would really rather be out on the road, but the pain in my joints just isn't...
11-14-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By SFCRetired

That's a question I'd like to see answered. I...

That's a question I'd like to see answered. I just bought a trainer and a Garmin 500. I'm tracking my heart rate as well as my speed and virtual distance. So far, I'm averaging about 62% of my max...
11-07-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,607
Posted By SFCRetired

Cool/cold weather riding

Does anyone else find that cooler temperatures tend to discourage you from riding?

I have arthritis in my hands and shoulders and it only takes a very few minutes (below 65 degrees) before I...
11-07-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By SFCRetired

I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. I...

I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. I smoked for forty-six years, have fairly mild COPD, but there are times I have to dismount and walk slowly long enough to catch my breath. Tain't no...
10-28-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,731
Posted By SFCRetired

I'll add a small bit to this: I've had no...

I'll add a small bit to this: I've had no trouble with the tearing, but my right eye apparently does not like the cold air and became inflamed. Doctor gave me a prescription for some drops, but...
10-20-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,048
Posted By SFCRetired

My only caution is to be fully aware of your...

My only caution is to be fully aware of your state's laws concerning audio/video recording of others. On that point, it would be prudent to consult a lawyer concerning the legality of recording in...
10-17-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,328
Posted By SFCRetired

This reminds me of one of my young soldiers many...

This reminds me of one of my young soldiers many years ago. He picked up his wife's "Nair" instead of the shampoo and washed, not only the gray, but also all the hair right off of his head!! ...
10-17-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,328
Posted By SFCRetired

From what I found on the Coast Guard's site, yes....

From what I found on the Coast Guard's site, yes. They require a DD214 denoting service of an honorable nature and that is all. Transfer of cremains from place of death to appropriate CG station is...
10-17-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By SFCRetired

To repeat what I wrote on the "New Bike" thread: ...

To repeat what I wrote on the "New Bike" thread: Now that the soreness is pretty well gone and the nose is mostly healed up, I have been replaying this incident in my mind. I am most reluctant to...
10-17-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

You win the prize. Yes, they were both middle...

You win the prize. Yes, they were both middle school aged. As I said, I will be watching them very closely. Should a similar incident occur, I will be calling the police. I am much more concerned...
10-17-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

Latest update on the new bike: I was riding in...

Latest update on the new bike: I was riding in my small neighborhood, just trying to get a little better accustomed, when two of our little "angels" decided that, while playing in the street, it...
10-13-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By SFCRetired

This incident brought to mind the dear lady who...

This incident brought to mind the dear lady who exclaimed, "You must hate children!" when I asked her to corral her little monsters.

I looked at her with one of my patented evil smiles and said,...
10-13-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By SFCRetired

First accident with the new bike

Well, Hell!! The Old Man just had his first arse over teakettle moment on the new bike. Kids were playing in the street and, as kids will do, weren't paying attention and stepped right into me. No...
10-12-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,625
Posted By SFCRetired

Why does all this business of "driverless" cars...

Why does all this business of "driverless" cars bring to mind the "fully-automated, computer-flown" aircraft that one of the major manufacturers tried some years back? If I remember correctly, it...
10-12-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

Thanks for the advice. I checked and the prices...

Thanks for the advice. I checked and the prices and conditions they quoted very quickly blew that idea out of the water. Maybe I can get lucky and rent something to do a few rides on.
10-11-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

Good ride this morning; a little over 24 miles. ...

Good ride this morning; a little over 24 miles. Then the Old Man got home and promptly erased the ride from the bike computer. I'm glad the neighbors and my wife were not able to hear what I was...
10-10-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By SFCRetired

Might I offer a little advice from one of my...

Might I offer a little advice from one of my other communities? 1. If an officer asks if you know why he/she stopped you, do not answer. Remember that nothing you say can, or will, be used in your...
10-09-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,684
Posted By SFCRetired

Just replaced the Diamondback Edgewood in post...

Just replaced the Diamondback Edgewood in post #360 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=360) with this:

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I'm still in the process of getting used to a much...
10-09-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

Another short, thirty minute, ride this evening. ...

Another short, thirty minute, ride this evening. I've finally got the mount/dismount thing down and don't come close to either killing myself or looking like the idiot that I probably am.

Two of...
10-09-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By SFCRetired

Not quite sure I understand how that makes them...

Not quite sure I understand how that makes them "a bunch of idiots", but then, British humor is quite a bit different from what we Yanks call humor. And, yes, I do know. I was married to a...
10-09-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

I considered both clip and clipless. I just do...

I considered both clip and clipless. I just do not like the idea of being "tied" to the bike if something (as it frequently does with me) goes wrong. With the platform pedals, which are not bad...
10-09-13, 05:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By SFCRetired

Tried for thirty miles this morning. Wind was...

Tried for thirty miles this morning. Wind was blowing me all over the road and traffic was picking up. I cut it short at a little less than thirty minutes because I just did not feel safe. After I...
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