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04-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,838
Posted By Ray9

The last bike shop that closed here had a great...

The last bike shop that closed here had a great mechanic with decades of experience and on more than one occasion he figured out issues that I could not and I have been working on my own bikes since...
04-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,838
Posted By Ray9

I paid big bucks for it and it just decorates my...

I paid big bucks for it and it just decorates my spare bedroom.
04-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,838
Posted By Ray9

I'm thinking there is a sliver lining here. I...

I'm thinking there is a sliver lining here. I have some stuff that may be worth more because of the shortage of inventory. I bought a Cycle ops pro 400 and never used it. It is virtually new even...
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Ray9

Is my old Cannondale worth anything?

I have a 1994 Cannondale R800 with clipless peddles. It still rides fine. What is it worth?
04-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,838
Posted By Ray9

Changing times not for the better.

One of the bike shops in my city has closed and the other was sold to new owners that are selling bikes not much better than Walmart now. I got four tires for my bike that were the last four road...
03-29-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Ray9

My Garmin 510 stopped working.

I love my Garmin 510 bike computer and paid big bucks for it. When I went out the other day it would not go to the ride page. I went on the Garmin web page and discovered that it needed to be...
08-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

I waited till my wife got home and she told some...

I waited till my wife got home and she told some sites won't let you copy by just right-clicking your mouse. You have to Control C and then Control V.
08-22-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

There are some changes I have made in light of...

There are some changes I have made in light of the national emergency. I ride circuits now and never get more than about ten miles from home. I do not like repeating parts of the 50-mile course, but...
08-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

I am fortunate enough to live about eight miles...

I am fortunate enough to live about eight miles outside the city. I ride in a bucolic setting where shadows play on country roads that reach out to me like old friends. I am retired since 2015 and...
08-06-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

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I took it once. I played in rock a band for 15 years. This is my wife and I center...
07-28-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

I dragged my feet yesterday, so I never got out...

I dragged my feet yesterday, so I never got out until 11:00 am. It was already 91 degrees F. While I was riding the temperature topped out at 96 F. I took an extra water bottle and let my mind get me...
07-28-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

Paste?

Why can't I paste from my word program?
07-24-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,578
Posted By Ray9

If you are riding down steep hills on rural roads...

If you are riding down steep hills on rural roads for the first time you need to use extra care. On occasion these roads offer not only potholes but craters. I don't ride in groups much anymore but...
07-24-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

The bicycle is as much a work of art as it is an...

The bicycle is as much a work of art as it is an engineered machine. It is pleasing to the eye in a beautifully symmetrical way. It could not have been fashioned as a tool by a rhinoceros or a...
07-23-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

I grew up in a family of alcoholics. They all...

I grew up in a family of alcoholics. They all lived way longer than they deserved. When I watched Frank Shorter win the 1972 Olympic Marathon a lightbulb went off in my head just as it did in the...
07-23-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

I was going to Planet Fitness seven days a week...

I was going to Planet Fitness seven days a week but now I am not. I was reconnecting with people I hadn't seen since high school. It was a good thing but now I am searching for ways to stay home for...
07-23-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,150
Posted By Ray9

A bicycle is a beautiful thing.

I have a fleet of expensive bicycles and I ride one of them 50 miles a day; I am 73. I saved a lot of money over the years from not purchasing thousands of cartons of cigarettes, a warehouse full of...
07-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

My indoor exercise bike is essentially a...

My indoor exercise bike is essentially a recumbent. I would love a recumbent but they are just not visible on the road. Most are low and are not where drivers are expecting a cyclist. I thought about...
07-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

This is true and many of us have leg-length...

This is true and many of us have leg-length differences. Even worn cleats can have an effect. It's never easy is it?
07-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

For the past three weeks I have had to take my #2...

For the past three weeks I have had to take my #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) bike because it's always threatening rain and I do not want to get my #1...
07-19-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Me.
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ray9

Me.

In the winter months my bicycles are hung on a wall in a spare bedroom. I have a TV and a computer in there and I ride an exercise bike with a bucket seat on it to give my crotch a rest from a...
06-05-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Ray9

Where are the wheels?

I was going to get my hernia operated on this spring but because Iím 73 and it doesnít prevent me from doing anything, it is considered elective surgery. I started riding outside in March in cold New...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By Ray9

I'm 73 and have doing this for a long time. I'd...

I'm 73 and have doing this for a long time. I'd go with the 30 minute rest (idle interruption) as the culprit. You legs are full of electricity on a long ride especially in the heat. That juice fires...
04-28-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,440
Posted By Ray9

One of my bikes has a derailleur issue I can’t...

One of my bikes has a derailleur issue I can’t fix. If I want to take it to the shop I have to call first and meet the guy at the door like a speakeasy. He can’t sell any bikes, but he can do...
04-08-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,163
Posted By Ray9

Problem or solution?

I naively expected deserted roads during this shelter-in-place advisory but itís just the opposite. There is heavy traffic everywhere. I am certain that the extra traffic is not seeking food or...
03-22-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,377
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Posted By Ray9

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My wife and I just bought equipment to check blood pressure, oxygen levels and body...
03-20-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Ray9

Glad to be back.

Well, my gym is closed, my bowling alley is closed and I have been told to avoid other people. I was going to wait until it got warm this year to ride outside but now I am getting my rain bike is...
08-10-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,588
Posted By Ray9

I ride 50 miles a day, bike paths are out. I'm...

I ride 50 miles a day, bike paths are out. I'm not dodging dogs and fixing flats from broken glass. I live about eight miles from the city and ride in the opposite direction on rural roads. I do have...
08-07-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,588
Posted By Ray9

I've had this dream a few times; not enough to...

I've had this dream a few times; not enough to call it a recurring dream but more than a few times. A huge truck comes form behind and I have no place to go. I always wake up just before I die form...
07-31-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

It's more complex than that: ...

It's more complex than that:

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07-31-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

Saddle sores are a fact of life if you ride high...

Saddle sores are a fact of life if you ride high mileage. I keep them clean and mix a triple antibiotic with cortisone cream rubbed into them. I also use a product that I get at Dick’s Sporting Goods...
07-31-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

This is what I should have said the first time: ...

This is what I should have said the first time:


I’m taking today off to give my saddle sores a break. 350 miles a week takes its toll but it is manageable. At 72 I am 5’5 and weigh 125 pounds....
07-24-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

I'm sick of going to the intensive care unit to...

I'm sick of going to the intensive care unit to visit friends I grew up with. I can't say anything there but I can here.
07-24-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

!994 Cannondale R800-still worth money with...

!994 Cannondale R800-still worth money with wheels I have on it.
2008 Cannondale Six-13-good rain bike.
2015 Cannondale Super Six-She's a beauty.
07-24-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

IĎve proposed this before but here it is again:...

IĎve proposed this before but here it is again: Double the price of a six-pack of beer, double the price of a pack of cigarettes and double whatever the going price of legalized marijuana will be....
07-24-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

Donít confuse bitterness with outright anger. I...

Donít confuse bitterness with outright anger. I worked with a woman for years who was told to stop smoking or she would lose her leg. She told them to take the leg. She was a Boomer who benefited...
07-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

It's hard for me to hear you as I leave you in...

It's hard for me to hear you as I leave you in the dust.
07-23-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

Life can hand anyone a bag of ****. My wife...

Life can hand anyone a bag of ****. My wife retired and I am glad she goes to the gym with me. She sat at my bedside every time I came within an inch of my life from a crash in a bicycle race. Many...
07-23-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

Meh, it's the old "there but for the grace of God...

Meh, it's the old "there but for the grace of God go I" If you break your leg dancing you still have to pay the fiddler's bill. I agree with your last paragraph; anything can happen at any time. I'm...
07-23-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,804
Posted By Ray9

Why I ride.

A lot of people wonder why I do something every day that would kill most people if they tried it once. Because I read the warnings on cigarette packages I abstained from the habit in 1976 when the...
07-16-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

As a committed lifelong libertarian I support...

As a committed lifelong libertarian I support your right to enjoy the liberties we have here in the United States. You certainly have every right to eat bad food like a pig, smoke tobacco like a...
11-10-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

My brother-in-law dropped dead yesterday. I saw...

My brother-in-law dropped dead yesterday. I saw him about a month ago with a 30-pack in is hand. He was 59. I've been taking Nexium for two weeks and all my Gerd symptoms have disappeared. I usually...
10-06-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

There is also a genetic component contributing to...

There is also a genetic component contributing to the issue particularly with respect to Barrett's esophagus. Anyone with GERD can certainly be tested although there may be evidence already obvious...
10-05-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

I understand your concern but there are many...

I understand your concern but there are many factors involved in the rise in this cancer not the least of which is chronic intake of alcohol coupled with decades of smoking. In fact alcohol is a...
10-05-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

I only have the bleeding in one arm. The other...

I only have the bleeding in one arm. The other arm had a fungus infection that I probably picked up in the gym. I used an OTC antifungal cream and it was gone in 3 days. Gerd is no fun. I discussed...
10-04-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

We get old. Our organs are wear items. If there...

We get old. Our organs are wear items. If there is a way to reverse aging they are not sharing it with us. I'm still toying with HGH. I'll have to get some doctor to inject me with it because the...
10-04-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

I went out last night and felt great. My legs...

I went out last night and felt great. My legs were like stallions! My lungs expanded fully and easily delivered oxygen through blood conduits to my muscles. My mind was clear and focused and I seemed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,970
Posted By Ray9

A few months ago I topped a split hill and...

A few months ago I topped a split hill and another rider topped the same hill from the other side. We both got to the top at the same time and I passed him. He had a headlight and wide tires like a...
10-03-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ray9

I had an endoscopy with my colonoscopy in 2007...

I had an endoscopy with my colonoscopy in 2007 and no evidence of damage or deterioration was found in my esophagus. I take medication for reflux for three weeks just twice a year and use Pepcid. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,258
Posted By Ray9

I ride 52 miles a day on country roads that are...

I ride 52 miles a day on country roads that are arbored archways shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind. But some drivers think isolated roads give them license to sideswipe bicycles from...
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