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02-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jppe

I can still remember various times when after...

I can still remember various times when after pulling some younger riders for a ways theyíve asked me ďjust how old are you anywayĒ (always cracks me up) .........or ďI hope I can ride like you when...
02-24-20, 06:35 AM
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Views: 465,059
Posted By jppe

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The Southern Uwharrie Bike Route in NC...
02-23-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By jppe

Ronno6- I’m seeing some of the same things as...

Ronno6- I’m seeing some of the same things as you. I’m justifying it as age related. I’m even seeing it in other activities like golf. I play 5 days a week and even with the all the new technologies...
02-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,038
Posted By jppe

There are a lot of variables that affect overall...

There are a lot of variables that affect overall performance. Rest, stress, dehydration, recovery etc. While I don’t use a power meter, I’ve ridden enough to know what my metrics should be over a...
02-22-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

66 miles with 3300í of hills. Rode from the house...

66 miles with 3300í of hills. Rode from the house a good ways towards the coast. My wife picked me up in our van and we drove the rest of the way to the beach.

Todayís ride included about 35...
02-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By jppe

Keep us posted on how you like it. I forgot, what...

Keep us posted on how you like it. I forgot, what brand were you using before?

I think fit means an awful lot. The Giro models seem to fit my head shape the best. I’ve tried some others but they...
02-19-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 937
Posted By jppe

Most of what others have already...

Most of what others have already described......distance, and/or climbing. Certainly amazing scenery itself can make it epic.

I’d also add “weather” as another variable. When the weather goes in...
02-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,294
Posted By jppe

When is the Crater Lake Century? I rode around...

When is the Crater Lake Century? I rode around Crater Lake twice last September. Perfect weather both days.
02-19-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,467
Views: 465,059
Posted By jppe

My other hobby....walking 18 holes with other...

My other hobby....walking 18 holes with other retirees M-F. Made a hole in one on a par 3 today. Actually hit a really good shot straight at the hole. Took one bounce and hopped into the hole. My...
02-17-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,467
Views: 465,059
Posted By jppe

My brother took this photo the summer of 1985....

My brother took this photo the summer of 1985. Colors Classic. Boulder, CO. Chris Carmichael pulling Greg LeMond up the ďwallĒ.

...
02-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By jppe

Knee pain can be troublesome to figure out...

Knee pain can be troublesome to figure out sometimes so here are some random thoughts from my experience.

I think that as a general rule, patella pain comes from saddle height. From personal...
02-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

77 miles with 4000í of climbing. A real slog...

77 miles with 4000í of climbing. A real slog fest. It was 28 degrees at the start but eventually mellowed into the 40s. I basically rode in a northerly direction the entire way and there was a...
02-13-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By jppe

Okay.....Had a revelation today. I took my wheels...

Okay.....Had a revelation today. I took my wheels over to a bike buddy who is a master at building wheels along with getting tires on and off. Darn if he wasn't able to free up the tire bead from the...
02-11-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By jppe

Any Advice for Road Riding around Sedona, AZ?

We've just had an opportunity come up for a week long visit to Sedona, AZ in early May that we can't pass up. Very low trip expense using airline credits for air and rental car plus almost free...
02-10-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

These are the 4 50+ fellas that rode the 40 mile...

These are the 4 50+ fellas that rode the 40 mile gravel ride with me on Saturday. We were celebrating the fella in the middle 50th Birthday.

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02-10-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Only second hand. A local cyclist was riding on...

Only second hand. A local cyclist was riding on the road when he was hit by a 24 year old female driving a pick up truck, and she did not stop. He was injured and unconscious. His wife was alerted...
02-09-20, 04:55 PM
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Posted By jppe

Recovery ride.....64 miles with 3000í of hills....

Recovery ride.....64 miles with 3000í of hills. Still have 4 gates open trying to bring water levels in High Rock Lake back down.

...
02-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24,969
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Posted By jppe

40 mile 3000í of climbing gravel ride with 4...

40 mile 3000í of climbing gravel ride with 4 others celebrating one of the riders turning 50!! It was my third time doing the same loop in 3 weeks. My time improved by 20 minutes riding with others....
02-07-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 170,278
Posted By jppe

I was finally able to do several rides using my...

I was finally able to do several rides using my new GRX 46/30 crank and compatible FD. I wasn’t happy with how I’d setup the FD. The trim was working so there was a lot of chain rub on the big ring...
Forum: Southeast
02-06-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By jppe

Iím not sure youíd want to leave your vehicle...

Iím not sure youíd want to leave your vehicle parked overnight at the Smyrna Trailhead for security reasons. Iíve ridden from Smyrna to Anniston and back with overnight stays in Jacksonville. Iíve...
Forum: Southeast
02-06-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By jppe

You might search or check with the Gaston County...

You might search or check with the Gaston County Cyclists club. Iíve havenít ridden with them in a while but they had routes and groups that rode out that way. You might even see some of their arrows...
02-03-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By jppe

Oh my!! I hope you heal quickly and don’t have...

Oh my!! I hope you heal quickly and don’t have much pain. You certainly made the right move to avoid a collision with the vehicle. It sure would have been nice if someone could have gotten...
02-03-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

Impromptu 72 solo miles with 3600í of...

Impromptu 72 solo miles with 3600í of hills.......after walking 18 holes of golf this morning. Unseasonably warm at low 70ís. I rode 36 miles into the wind (5-10mph) turned around and joyfully rode...
02-03-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Good question and Iím not 100% sure......but the...

Good question and Iím not 100% sure......but the applications Iíve seen donít automatically contact emergency services. You have the ability to enter the information for the people youíd like...
02-02-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,294
Posted By jppe

Bike Virginia???

Bike Virginia???
02-02-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By jppe

Youíre probably right. I think Earl mentioned he...

Youíre probably right. I think Earl mentioned he showed Jr some roads to ride once. We rode around Jrís property and the backside of DEI and Srís resting ace. Earl grew up in Kannapolis which was...
02-02-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,614
Posted By jppe

Walks are great!!! Looking good.

Walks are great!!! Looking good.
02-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

I have told folks that donít feel comfortable to...

I have told folks that donít feel comfortable to be out riding on the road with vehicles to not ride. Itís tough enough of an activity that if your not comfortable and completely enjoying doing it,...
02-01-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

My wife enjoyed following my ride today via the...

My wife enjoyed following my ride today via the Life360 app. Riding dirt and asphalt roads on a 40+mile loop about an hour from our house.
02-01-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

40 miles of gravel and asphalt with 3100í of...

40 miles of gravel and asphalt with 3100í of climbing. Love the really rural route with fairly smooth dirt roads......ad an Amish store on the route.

Whatís behind that high dollar gate out here...
01-31-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Thanks. We've lived here for 25+ years and growth...

Thanks. We've lived here for 25+ years and growth is continuing at an accelerated pace. I'm still able to get out to lower traffic roads from the house but have to ride in traffic for 3-4 miles. But...
01-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Life360 is also the APP I just added for tracking...

Life360 is also the APP I just added for tracking purposes.

It took a little digging (finding the settings in Garmin Connect--it was under Safety of course.....) but I also just activated incident...
01-30-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Well, it looks like from what I’m reading my...

Well, it looks like from what I’m reading my Garmin 1000 might just have Incident Detection after all. Looks like an easy setup.

Btw, I’ve just added a free phone app where my wife can track where...
01-29-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Looks pretty good! I wish it were text vs emails...

Looks pretty good! I wish it were text vs emails as my wife doesn't check emails too often....but maybe she would if the app were running. It looks like it's about $10 a year. Sound about right? I'm...
01-29-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Thanks! That feature sounds exactly like what a...

Thanks! That feature sounds exactly like what a local was using when he was hit by a car. His wife was immediately sent a text and the text might even have included a location.
01-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

if you were to have an accident someone would be...

if you were to have an accident someone would be immediately alerted. Iíd also be interested in gps tracking too.

maybe I could use the find my phone app??
01-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,258
Posted By jppe

Anyone 50+ Using Incident Detection?

We had yet another rider hit by a car this week. Young Pro Rider with badly damaged leg and brain surgery required. Itís our 4th in about a month.

Apparently Garmin and others might have gadgets...
01-29-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,614
Posted By jppe

Hate to hear about the cornea but glad they are...

Hate to hear about the cornea but glad they are better and no other lingering symptoms for now.

I scratched my cornea last year and every time I blinked there was shooting pain... ..which was...
01-29-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

32 miles with 1900’ of hills after walking 18...

32 miles with 1900’ of hills after walking 18 holes in the morning. Worked a little on power. Big chain ring only for the hills.
01-28-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By jppe

I used that technique on my tubeless gravel...

I used that technique on my tubeless gravel wheels and it works super. Before I got the tires centered I think I busted 2 tubes trying to mount the tires. These road wheels are even worse with the...
01-27-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By jppe

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/55b2fd51_d968_4e85_bdb5_f11c31c6ae7f_0bdb3f60af12c04b6b50c5f8131fd193cdb17b96.jpeg

I agree with the gravel bike approach as well....
01-27-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By jppe

After I got the tire off I took a good look at...

After I got the tire off I took a good look at the inside of the rim. The ridge that forms the bead well is pretty tall. I’m. Not sure a different model tire is going to make enough of a difference...
01-26-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By jppe

I was hoping a tire jack might help, too. I...

I was hoping a tire jack might help, too. I actually have one and it is helpful getting the tire seated once a tube is installed. However once the tire is on the rim, until the tire bead can be...
01-26-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By jppe

Can you help me with tires?

Have you had experience with a road tire thatís easier to install and remove than a Continental? Iím needing 700x25s......or even possibly 28s.

Hereís the situation. Iíve been using Continental...
01-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By jppe

RideForEarl

There was a ďsemi-organizedĒ ride today in honor of Earl Gillon who was hit and killed while riding two weeks ago. The organizer was one of the folks that worked in the local Trek bike shop where...
01-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

85 miles with 4000’ of hills.

85 miles with 4000’ of hills.
01-22-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By jppe

Good stuff! Iíve shortened my stems a hair as...

Good stuff! Iíve shortened my stems a hair as well. Iíve also raised my bars a few mmís. While the former positions were fine Itís just more comfortable for the longer rides Iím doing. I tried the...
01-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24,969
Views: 2,395,197
Posted By jppe

Too much frost for golf so rode the gravel bike...

Too much frost for golf so rode the gravel bike for a few hours. REALLY great route for dirt roads. It might become my go to route for gravel riding. Just enough length and climbing and the gravel...
01-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By jppe

I really like the looks of your Time bike and...

I really like the looks of your Time bike and setup. It’s just a really nice traditional very sharp look and ride. It sounds like your saddle is still working for you as well. Obviously the bike was...
01-20-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By jppe

Yet Another Hit and Run in NC.....

Man......I hate to keep posting stuff like this but itís important stuff. Iím not sure whatís going on here locally in NC but it needs to stop right now. A cyclist in his 30s whom lived not too far...
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