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04-23-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,194
Posted By gthomson

I did not and road my road bike all over the...

I did not and road my road bike all over the place. To concerned about my flow back then to wear a helmet. No need to worry about that now! :)
04-22-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By gthomson

When I did TOW stage 4 I chose a gravel bike...

When I did TOW stage 4 I chose a gravel bike which I thought would have been a good choice for the jungle route but apparently the mtn. bike was the better choice. I made the switch before the race...
04-21-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By gthomson

I just finished TOW stage 5 last night and it...

I just finished TOW stage 5 last night and it ends with a bang, up the Radio Tower hill and back. Riding for 29.5 KMs (18+ miles) of climbing and descent. I wasn't planning on going hard because...
04-18-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

I know, but I couldn't figure it out and...

I know, but I couldn't figure it out and surpassed my skills and knowledge. I was trying to get together with another group member but not feasible in this lock down. The technician didn't really...
04-17-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By gthomson

Wow that is a great colour and love the stripes....

Wow that is a great colour and love the stripes. Looking forward to seeing the progress and the final project.
04-12-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By gthomson

Gotta love those half day Fridays! What a great...

Gotta love those half day Fridays! What a great excuse to go for a bike ride. The quiet part of your commute sure looks nice through the small little town but going along that 2 lane highway with...
04-10-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

LOL and here is the post I was referring to which...

LOL and here is the post I was referring to which suddenly appeared at the top of the forums. Thanks, all

Anyone 50+ Using Incident Detection? - Bike Forums...
04-08-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By gthomson

LOL have you? Thanks Siu Blue Wind

LOL have you?

Thanks Siu Blue Wind
04-01-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 25,436
Posted By gthomson

Wow amazing how quickly a monthly thread fills...

Wow amazing how quickly a monthly thread fills up! Sorry for the, not so green backdrop, but it's still too chilly to be spring here yet. 1999 Peugeot Dune Mtn. bike with no changes made except the...
03-28-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 850,364
Posted By gthomson

I have made a few updates to my bike since I...

I have made a few updates to my bike since I originally posted in the group last fall so wanted to post it again. Overall this bike is not a great bike but it shows well. I just have to work on a few...
03-28-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,267
Posted By gthomson

Those look gorgeous, great work. Interesting, in...

Those look gorgeous, great work. Interesting, in my other hobby a pantograph is the device connecting a trolley to the live wire so you had me confused :)
03-28-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,420
Posted By gthomson

Chalk it off to a bad morning and nothing more...

Chalk it off to a bad morning and nothing more and know that the next one will be better. Injuries or not, we all have those days and for me, this pandemic is just creating more of them lately. I...
03-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,182
Posted By gthomson

That is a good example of abuse of a bike....

That is a good example of abuse of a bike. Someone should report that! :) But seriously, why do people let bikes get in that kind of state?
03-26-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,371
Posted By gthomson

LOL, no thanks! I'll save my meat for BBQing! ...

LOL, no thanks! I'll save my meat for BBQing!

I'm in the Great White North so we've had some nice spring teaser days but where not out of the woods yet, i'm sure.
03-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By gthomson

Reminds me of the one video that Manon did about...

Reminds me of the one video that Manon did about how to change your tire at roadside when you get a flat or something. She casually pops the tire off and removes the rim without any effort. The...
03-15-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By gthomson

Not answering for the OP but Strava marks the...

Not answering for the OP but Strava marks the grade % of an incline if there is a segment. I use it to see what kind of pain I've endured. That being said, I don't use Strava to plan out my rides to...
03-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By gthomson

I wish I could say I lost weight over the winter...

I wish I could say I lost weight over the winter but at least I've stayed in the saddle the entire time so getting out for long rides in the spring will not be painful, thanks to Zwift and the odd...
03-09-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By gthomson

Not related to the topic of the video above, I do...

Not related to the topic of the video above, I do enjoy watching their videos for entertainment value at least. The weekly GCN show is light hearted and funny to watch and I like the dynamics between...
03-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By gthomson

I hear ya about getting the itch to get out and...

I hear ya about getting the itch to get out and ride but still early days up here in southern Ontario. I've been using a Mtn. bike or an older touring bike for a few short rides just to get fresh air...
03-07-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,371
Posted By gthomson

I'm currently reading this book to try and wrap...

I'm currently reading this book to try and wrap my head around winter cycling for recreation, not commuting. Dare I say it, hoping the worst of the winter is over for now so I won't have to worry...
03-02-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By gthomson

Yes, FTP is 265 which I thought might go up this...

Yes, FTP is 265 which I thought might go up this ride as I rode 266 average for entire ride and was higher than that for 20 minutes.
03-02-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By gthomson

First Time Trial

Not sure why I've waited so long to try one but never really saw the point of it but as we're nearing (he says hopefully) the end of the indoor season I needed to change things up so tried a time...
02-27-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By gthomson

I went out for a quick 30 minute ride after work...

I went out for a quick 30 minute ride after work the other day as the temperature rose above zero and just loved it. Now I have that same itch i did last year when I sat at my home office desk...
02-23-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,282
Posted By gthomson

Never mind the machine, look at all those wheels!...

Never mind the machine, look at all those wheels! :) I hear ya about the gym etiquette thing and have the same thoughts. Maybe it's just me, but I remember when we used to go the gym to work out but...
02-21-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,177
Posted By gthomson

LOL you're asking the wrong people! But...

LOL you're asking the wrong people! But seriously, I ran for years because I agree it was simpler. Throw on a pair of shorts, shoes and out you go and my argument for it against cycling was i could...
02-19-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,293
Posted By gthomson

Keep the kitties away from the trainer!

Keep the kitties away from the trainer!
02-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,597
Posted By gthomson

I can imagine that happening at bike stores,...

I can imagine that happening at bike stores, though I've never witnessed it myself. Last spring at the peak of the bike boom, I was working on one of my old road bikes and heading to the shop a fair...
02-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By gthomson

Nice find, inspires me to head over to CL to see...

Nice find, inspires me to head over to CL to see what I might find! Don't think I'll get as lucky ha ha

Did you use that Kaboom Oxidizer to get the stem so shiny? Was it chrome or steel? I've been...
02-01-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,206
Posted By gthomson

You can find science and studies to back up...

You can find science and studies to back up anything you want to believe in or justify. Bottom line is moderation and be smart. Indulging in anything (including exercise) can be harmful to your...
01-29-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,128
Posted By gthomson

wow, probably didn't look so good bran new!

wow, probably didn't look so good bran new!
01-27-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By gthomson

Great looking bike and glad to hear you can do...

Great looking bike and glad to hear you can do what you want to do without limitations. Biking should be for everyone!
01-24-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,226
Posted By gthomson

I like how the e-bikes are designed to hide the...

I like how the e-bikes are designed to hide the battery and make them look more like a regular bike. Hey, I'm not ready for pedal assist yet but never say never, and I'll ride one of those adult...
01-16-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,090
Posted By gthomson

genejockey LOL that's hilarious, did you get a...

genejockey LOL that's hilarious, did you get a chance to see what your avatar looked like? I'm picturing this Tyrion Lannister figure riding this high end road bike zooming down the hill. I might try...
01-15-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,090
Posted By gthomson

Naw, it's as complicated as you want it to be. If...

Naw, it's as complicated as you want it to be. If you're really into the numbers your generating then yeah, you can go all out on trying to do the calculation on how to get your trainer to match out...
01-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,090
Posted By gthomson

I did the Italian Challenge and the reward was...

I did the Italian Challenge and the reward was the Pinarello Dogma F8 which I was super excited about. It's my go to bike now of all the bikes in my collection, mostly because i wish I was riding one...
01-09-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,768
Views: 2,149,409
Posted By gthomson

Just went out for a ride today and took this pic...

Just went out for a ride today and took this pic today. 1999 Peugeot Dune
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01-09-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,851
Posted By gthomson

I agree with Papa Tom, long dark days, lack of...

I agree with Papa Tom, long dark days, lack of sunshine, lock down from COVID 19, all make life a bit weary these days. Can't deny I have worse days then others. I don't miss getting up early and...
01-09-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By gthomson

Is she right for me?

I've never been into Mtn. biking but I needed to replace my early 90's Trek 800 which I ashamedly, haven't been maintaining it since purchased new. I also started a thread a while back about using a...
01-08-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 246,575
Posted By gthomson

Here you go, a whole bunch of celebrities on...

Here you go, a whole bunch of celebrities on bikes all in the same film. This movie has me peeing my pants every time I watch it and kudos to LA for seeing the humour in himself.
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01-07-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,527
Posted By gthomson

First the Peugeot, now the Trek 800 - i guess you...

First the Peugeot, now the Trek 800 - i guess you and I have similar tastes in bikes! :) Love the view from your front porch. I see this picture and just, I'm going to have fun today. Here's my...
01-04-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,804
Posted By gthomson

Just picked up this Gitane Apache Standard frame...

Just picked up this Gitane Apache Standard frame with components yesterday (my wheels just added for show) and think I can make something from this. Overall in decent shape, just needs some love and...
01-02-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,804
Posted By gthomson

Yeah, I think mine is an 85, CDN model from Velo...

Yeah, I think mine is an 85, CDN model from Velo Sport in Montreal I believe.
12-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,270
Posted By gthomson

At my age my wife and I don't make a big deal...

At my age my wife and I don't make a big deal about gifting but she really surprised me this year with an item I had mentioned I need to get and another she came up with on her own. I was thrilled to...
12-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By gthomson

Interesting topic as I've been thinking about...

Interesting topic as I've been thinking about this lately. On my road bikes I strip these off right away for esthetics but keep them because I hate throwing things away I might need in the future....
12-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,293
Posted By gthomson

Great shots and thanks for sharing. Just those...

Great shots and thanks for sharing. Just those little changes you made really make a difference to how the bike looks. Thumbs up for carrying the bike in a box home on another bike! that must have...
12-18-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By gthomson

I'll have to give that plan a try. In past plans...

I'll have to give that plan a try. In past plans or when I tried the other group workout rides they were a bit aggressive for me. Holding like 400 watts for 2 minutes is just not happening. I like a...
12-17-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By gthomson

It was just under the Ride Type and I thought I...

It was just under the Ride Type and I thought I would change things up a little because I didn't see any group rides or races I wanted to do and I chose Lactate Shuffle. I haven't chosen a scheduled...
12-17-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By gthomson

Zwift Training?

Sorry Zwift Haters, but this is another Zwift post because I was impressed with my experience tonight and feel I'm getting good value for the $18/month subscription fee. What's a gym membership,...
12-08-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By gthomson

Holy crap, add beer keg and tap and a large...

Holy crap, add beer keg and tap and a large screen TV and I would never leave the place! Do you provide tours?
12-04-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,202
Posted By gthomson

Many times I've been Zwifting in the thick of...

Many times I've been Zwifting in the thick of winter and looking out the window to a wicked snow storm and thinking, yeah this is where i want to be!
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