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Forum: Introductions
07-24-13, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Quillback424

I'm 6'4" + and weighed 262 when I started...

I'm 6'4" + and weighed 262 when I started cycling. I ride 15 miles daily and used MyFitnessPal on my phone to watch calories. I'm now 222 lbs but was down under 210 for a while. I need to get back on...
03-19-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25,417
Views: 2,507,538
Posted By Quillback424

Did my daily 14 yesterday but had to cut it down...

Did my daily 14 yesterday but had to cut it down to 7 today. Saw an armadillo on the way home. It looked like it was sitting there thinking about life (and the potential loss of life if it tried to...
01-28-13, 03:35 AM
Replies: 25,417
Views: 2,507,538
Posted By Quillback424

Indian River in Melbourne FL

Got to ride 23 miles with my daughter along the Indian River in Melbourne FL. on Friday. Great day, beautiful weather.
Forum: Introductions
01-18-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Quillback424

I have a 2012 Specialized Secteur Comp Apex that...

I have a 2012 Specialized Secteur Comp Apex that I bought in Oct 2011 and love it. I have 4500 miles on it so far.
Forum: Introductions
01-18-13, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Quillback424

Nice bike. Welcome. SRAM?

Nice bike. Welcome. SRAM?
Forum: Introductions
01-15-13, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Quillback424

I found this on a big US online bike store:...

I found this on a big US online bike store: http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-138728.html. Hope this helps. I didn't find a full thread on "on line" bikes. I almost bought an online bike...
Forum: Introductions
01-06-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Quillback424

I saw your post and looked up "the Bike Show" on...

I saw your post and looked up "the Bike Show" on the internet and listened to several of the programs. What a neat radio program. I download it to my phone and listen while I'm driving. That fellow...
12-31-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25,417
Views: 2,507,538
Posted By Quillback424

Over the week.

Over the week.
12-30-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By Quillback424

My goal for this year is 200 pounds. I'm 6'4" and...

My goal for this year is 200 pounds. I'm 6'4" and 216 as of this morning. I came down from 262 over the past few years and got as low as 206 in October, but then the holidays showed up along with a...
12-30-12, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25,417
Views: 2,507,538
Posted By Quillback424

Finished my 200 for the week. Did 201. That's at...

Finished my 200 for the week. Did 201. That's at least 50 more for a week than ever before. Did 41 today (yesterday now). Burned 7500 calories according to my HRM and still gained weight. Those...
12-27-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25,417
Views: 2,507,538
Posted By Quillback424

Trying for 200 miles for the week. I have it off...

Trying for 200 miles for the week. I have it off for Christmas and can spare the time. I'm at 111 for the first four days. Live in Central Florida and the weather has been cooperating.
Forum: Introductions
12-27-12, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Quillback424

Which Lower Alabama?

When in worked at the Navy base in Pensacola, they called the Florida panhandle LA (Lower Alabama). Are you in the panhandle or the real LA?
Forum: Introductions
12-22-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Quillback424

Wow. what a great life. Do you ride now? I'm 68...

Wow. what a great life. Do you ride now? I'm 68 and ride daily but know nothing about the bike parts (other than they work really good on my bikes).
Forum: Introductions
12-15-12, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Quillback424

My daughter and I started at her house in Baytree...

My daughter and I started at her house in Baytree yesterday, worked our way down to the road that goes along the Indian River and then turned around near the bridge in Rockville. Ate breakfast at a...
Forum: Introductions
12-13-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Quillback424

Where do you live in FL? My daughter and I both...

Where do you live in FL? My daughter and I both go to Revolutions Cyclery in Melbourne. They take a lot of time to measure you before you buy and then an hour or so at least to fit you when your...
Forum: Introductions
12-02-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Quillback424

I worked in Pico in 1984 doing a proposal for...

I worked in Pico in 1984 doing a proposal for stealth trainer. I was there when they did the loud speaker announcement that all of the major networks were outside wanting to interview people about...
Forum: Introductions
11-03-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Quillback424

Welcome to the newbies section. I used to do...

Welcome to the newbies section. I used to do computer programs back in the 1980's in Inyokern (sp?) for a Navy project at China Lake. I love your area. Can't imagine riding a bike there, however. I...
Forum: Introductions
09-20-12, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Quillback424

Hello RayMar. I'm from Oviedo (outside of...

Hello RayMar. I'm from Oviedo (outside of Orlando) and just got back from Colorado Springs and Denver last week. I was helping to move a data center for my work. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions
09-19-12, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Quillback424

www.myfitnesspal.com ...

www.myfitnesspal.com (http://www.myfitnesspal.com)is the web link. I started out slowly two years ago and gradually built up to 20 miles a day average. You can load myfittnespal on your iPhone or...
Forum: Introductions
09-18-12, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Quillback424

I started at 262 pounds and am now down to 208....

I started at 262 pounds and am now down to 208. Cycling has been the major part of that. My wife and I use MyFitnessPal to track our calories. I get 300 to 1000 extra each day for riding my bike....
Forum: Introductions
09-14-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Quillback424

Welcome to the forum. I started riding again at...

Welcome to the forum. I started riding again at 65 and now that I'm 68 I have 6860 miles on three different bikes (my Polar watch keeps track of that for me). Watch out, it can become addicting.
Forum: Introductions
09-13-12, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Quillback424

Welcome to the forum. That is a very good idea.

Welcome to the forum. That is a very good idea.
Forum: Introductions
09-13-12, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Quillback424

Loudwaters: Welcome to the forum. I agree with 10...

Loudwaters: Welcome to the forum. I agree with 10 Wheels. I had lower back problems three years ago. Needed a special chair for my desk and couldn't sit in a standard office chair for more than an...
Forum: Introductions
09-12-12, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Quillback424

Make sure that you ask for a fitting before...

Make sure that you ask for a fitting before buying your bike. Not just the salesperson guessing at the right size or even the salesperson fitting you. Ask if the bike shop has someone trained in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-12, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,393
Posted By Quillback424

Trek and Specialized both make 62cm and 64cm bike...

Trek and Specialized both make 62cm and 64cm bike frames. I have a Specialized Secteur (aluminum) 64 and a Trek hybrid FX7.5 that is 63.5cm. Trek Madone and Domane both come in 62cm as well.
Forum: Introductions
09-05-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Quillback424

Yes please tell us about the local rides. My wife...

Yes please tell us about the local rides. My wife and I are traveling to Charleston for a submarine reunion in late October and we are bringing our bikes and staying at an RV Park. What about a few...
Forum: Introductions
09-05-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Quillback424

I started riding again when I was 65. Didn't...

I started riding again when I was 65. Didn't retire yet (68 now) but still fit at least an hour in every morning. I've lost 55 pounds since I started. I do about 130 miles a week and love it.
Forum: Introductions
09-05-12, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Quillback424

I'm getting ready to place and order with...

I'm getting ready to place and order with Rodriguez Bikes in Seattle. I'm in Orlando Florida. They have many sizes and models and they all have the option of folding. http://www.rodbikes.com/....
Forum: Introductions
09-04-12, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Quillback424

I agree with 10 Wheels. I have a Trek 7.5 FX that...

I agree with 10 Wheels. I have a Trek 7.5 FX that I put almost 2000 miles on before I tried a road bike. I then concluded that a road bike would be much faster, more fun and easier to ride. The drop...
Forum: Introductions
09-04-12, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Quillback424

I just joined the forum a few days ago. I was 262...

I just joined the forum a few days ago. I was 262 pounds and 65 years old when I decided to get into shape and start riding three years ago. I'm now 206 pounds and do a Saturday group ride of 37...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Quillback424

Thanks 10 Wheels, That was very helpful. I keep...

Thanks 10 Wheels,
That was very helpful. I keep coming back to the idea that my Secteur is a really good bike for me. My wife and take our Social Security checks for October every year and combine...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Quillback424

New to the forum. Been riding for 4 years. 64cm Specialized Secteur

Started riding to lose weight after a significant weight gain from prostate cancer treatment. I'm a 68 year old Clydesdale that ended up at 262 in 2008. I am now down to 206. I'm 6'4" with a 37"...
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