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11-18-18, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Timtruro

First ride today since breaking my shoulder in...

First ride today since breaking my shoulder in late July. 17 easy miles with no pain, loved being back in the saddle. Hoping it won't stiffen up overnight, at least not too much.
07-20-18, 05:01 PM
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Views: 2,261,223
Posted By Timtruro

An Old Friend

Haven't ridden my Sirrus Comp for about a year. Today I rode her along the Cape Cod Canal and around the Mass Maritime Academy campus and the bike performed like it has for the last 10 years. Like...
11-21-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Timtruro

nice job!

nice job!
11-21-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,016
Posted By Timtruro

Shingles!!

I was looking forward to a lot of rides this fall but early in September I contracted a severe case of shingles. Its been painful, irritating and debilitating. Consequently no riding since about...
08-06-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,075
Posted By Timtruro

In my 9th year, left at 60, it doesn't suck!!

In my 9th year, left at 60, it doesn't suck!!
04-01-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,228
Posted By Timtruro

I use cages, have considered cleats over the...

I use cages, have considered cleats over the years but no need as far as I can see unless you are competitive in terms of speed etc I don't see the advantage.
04-09-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Timtruro

Now you must grow a white beard !:)

Now you must grow a white beard !:)
04-09-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Timtruro

very nice build and the red cable housing really...

very nice build and the red cable housing really sets it off against the white, very pretty. Love the wheels too.
12-15-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By Timtruro

Congratulations, I hope you are accepted and are...

Congratulations, I hope you are accepted and are able to retire. I lost my sister (3 yrs my junior) during the time when I was trying to decide whether or not to retire. That figure heavily into my...
12-15-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Timtruro

I have ultra doubles on a touring bike and...

I have ultra doubles on a touring bike and another road bike, the shifting is smoother with the ultegras but I'm not dis-satisfied with the 105's either. My thought process is a nicer shift and...
12-14-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Timtruro

I do like the 'granny gear' when I hit a good...

I do like the 'granny gear' when I hit a good size hill.
12-14-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Timtruro

Gearing Upgrade

I have a Roubaix elite triple with 105 gearing. Thinking of upgrading to Ultra 6800 with a double. I've noticed that companies are getting away from triples, and the new bikes with doubles but a...
11-23-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,470
Posted By Timtruro

I'd say "where do I sign?". I went out at 60, in...

I'd say "where do I sign?". I went out at 60, in my 7th yr. of retirement now, and have never regretted it. But you have to be comfortable with it and people are different. Myself, I wish I could...
11-23-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,179
Posted By Timtruro

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
11-23-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Timtruro

Need studded tires? Be careful out there, glad...

Need studded tires? Be careful out there, glad you were ok.
11-23-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Timtruro

Brooks Leather tape.....$$$$

Brooks Leather tape.....$$$$
10-29-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Timtruro

Yeah, have to see if there is anyway to improve...

Yeah, have to see if there is anyway to improve that, but aftermarket merchandise does not always fit the way you think it will.
10-29-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Timtruro

trying it through a URL from FLCKR ...

trying it through a URL from FLCKR

https://www.flickr.com/photos/114332853@N07/21956943924/in/dateposted-public/

seems to work...but cumbersome to do.
10-29-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Timtruro

I get an exclamation point message like maybe...

I get an exclamation point message like maybe the pic is too big??
10-29-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Timtruro

going to try it a different way, here goes.... ...

going to try it a different way, here goes....

IMG_0241.jpg
10-28-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Timtruro

New Fenders

Bought new hammered aluminum fenders for the touring bike, I think they dress it up nicely don't you?


/Users/Tim/Pictures/Photos...
10-28-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Timtruro

Looks like you'll make that goal,...

Looks like you'll make that goal, congratulations. Can't imagine doing that much. My wife used to ride but has gotten away from it, hope to get her back into it soon. We will be headed to the west...
Forum: Introductions
10-28-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Timtruro

Welcome, you are in a great biking area despite...

Welcome, you are in a great biking area despite the wind issue. I have same issue here on cape cod. I visit the Jersey shore for about a week each summer. Have friends in Brick town.
10-24-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Timtruro

That's great news, because that section of the...

That's great news, because that section of the road really needed it. The only down side might be that the cars will be driving faster. However i found most of the drivers there to be cautious and...
10-23-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Timtruro

I am planning on being in Fl. beginning on...

I am planning on being in Fl. beginning on January 2, 2016 and will be there until March 12. Same area as last year, Manasota Key in Englewood, beautiful area. Not sure yet what the goal will be...
10-22-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Timtruro

2015 Goal Reached Today

My goal for 2015 was to bike 2500 miles. Fortunately I reached the goal on today's ride! Started biking this yr. in Florida in January, did some biking in New Orleans in both March and May. Also...
08-10-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,820
Posted By Timtruro

Fast, Slow, none of that matters as long as you...

Fast, Slow, none of that matters as long as you are riding. Whatever you prefer is fine. Some days I feel like pushing it a bit, other days not so much. I love it either way.
08-10-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,250
Posted By Timtruro

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
07-20-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,231
Posted By Timtruro

When I was running I got the best results from...

When I was running I got the best results from drs. who ran or were at least active. Most think what works for them will work for you. Very difficult to find someone you would consistently put your...
07-20-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By Timtruro

I ride about 4, and ride them interchangeably...

I ride about 4, and ride them interchangeably depending on mood and the type of riding. Each is a little different but each does exactly what it is designed to do. That's what I like about the...
07-20-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Timtruro

Close to being worn out, about 3k miles on them,...

Close to being worn out, about 3k miles on them, had been thinking about replacing them anyway, but this certainly was not from one incident. These are a durable tire, but can be a bit pricey.
07-20-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Timtruro

thanks Bill Somewhere around 3000 miles on the...

thanks Bill
Somewhere around 3000 miles on the tires, funny, I had just been inspecting them last week and thought it is about time to replace them. Now I have no decision to make, replacing them...
07-20-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,339
Posted By Timtruro

Got a jump on this year's mileage by starting in...

Got a jump on this year's mileage by starting in Florida and New Orleans during the first 3 months of the year. At about 1400 right now, goal is 2000 plus. Would like to hit 2500 but we shall see. ...
07-18-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Timtruro

Beautiful looking ride, and a nice price too. ...

Beautiful looking ride, and a nice price too. Will give you plenty of years of enjoyment for sure. Enjoy and be safe out there.
07-18-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Timtruro

Tough Tires

My Rant: Iím zipping along the canal rd this morning at maybe 18mph when a guy traveling about 5mph coming in the opposite direction (with fishing poles all over the place) decides this would be a...
05-10-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Timtruro

Tomorrow I Ride

Recently put my name in a community newsletter as someone who would tune up or repair bikes for a small fee. Now I've spent the last few days working on other people's bikes for wages that would...
05-08-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By Timtruro

Just a quick word of advice, don't worry about...

Just a quick word of advice, don't worry about avg. mph. Enjoy your rides, the slower parts are much more enjoyable sometimes, depending on the surroundings, the weather, your mood etc. Some days...
12-31-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Timtruro

Will do if we use that route. Appreciate the...

Will do if we use that route. Appreciate the offer Bill.
12-31-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Timtruro

Figured it Out

I was planning to bring 2 bikes with me to Florida, with the plan being to leave one in New Orleans at a friend's house, so it will be there when I visit a couple of times a year. However a friend...
12-31-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By Timtruro

A fine looking ride. How do you like the disc...

A fine looking ride. How do you like the disc brakes?
12-31-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By Timtruro

Got a pair of socks with bicycles on them. Bought...

Got a pair of socks with bicycles on them. Bought myself a Selle Anatomica saddle that was on sale for Christmas. Also got a 2 month rental in Florida where I can actually ride my bike this...
12-08-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,058
Posted By Timtruro

Man, that's a lot of mileage, did you do it all...

Man, that's a lot of mileage, did you do it all on the Giant Cypress? Mine was a paltry 2000 miles, hit it last month. Hope to do a little more in 2015 but New England winters keep me indoors.
12-08-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Timtruro

Bike for Grandson-Good Craigslist Experience

My 13 yr. old grandson asked me for a bike for Christmas. I wasn't expecting this since I had just bought him a new computer he wanted for schoolwork. He explained that he likes to bike to a...
12-07-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Timtruro

Please find a white garage door to take pictures...

Please find a white garage door to take pictures of your bike in front of.......sort of a requirement here. Just kidding, welcome back to BF and enjoy the rides.
12-03-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,699
Posted By Timtruro

Good to know they are standing behind their...

Good to know they are standing behind their product even after several years!
12-01-14, 06:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,699
Posted By Timtruro

Since my birthday is this week I thought I needed...

Since my birthday is this week I thought I needed to celebrate by buying myself something. I resisted the N+1 urge and opted for another Selle Anatomica saddle. Ordered a black X watershed with...
11-24-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By Timtruro

I agree, spent 6 weeks in Bradenton Beach on Anna...

I agree, spent 6 weeks in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria, a beautiful area. You can bike roads from Anna Maria to Longboat Key and beyond, bike lanes on most roads and several great bike paths...
11-11-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By Timtruro

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
11-08-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,699
Posted By Timtruro

I agree, the break in period is almost...

I agree, the break in period is almost non-existent on the selle anatomical (i have the titanico), the B 17 does take longer to break in for sure. I have both and like them both. The Brooks is on a...
11-06-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By Timtruro

Thanks for the kind words, not sure how many...

Thanks for the kind words, not sure how many rides are left for the year with the holidays apporching and of course that dreaded 'white stuff' always a possibility.
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