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06-17-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By DiabloScott

It's better to actually do the analysis. Figure...

It's better to actually do the analysis. Figure out the date at which the total payout from the early/smaller choice equals the later/bigger choice, and then decide if it's worth waiting.

eg: ...
05-11-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,994
Posted By canklecat

As an old dude (63) who only recently resumed...

As an old dude (63) who only recently resumed jogging after a 40 year hiatus, I can confirm the conventional wisdom from qualified doctors, trainers and experts that -- presuming we had no previous...
04-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,994
Posted By MRT2

I used to run in high school, intermittently in...

I used to run in high school, intermittently in college, and as a young adult. I gave it up around the early 2000s as I just couldn't take the stress on my knees. I have don't a lot more cycling in...
04-04-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,994
Posted By canklecat

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my...

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my neck a rest from pain caused by old injuries. I couldn't ride longer than an hour or so before the pain spoiled any fun.

Aerobic conditioning...
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,738
Posted By masonv45

Never ride close to the line on the side of the...

Never ride close to the line on the side of the road. It "encourages" vehicles behind you to attempt to squeeze by without going into the opposing lane to pass.

Ride far enough away that a car...
01-31-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62,400
Views: 9,457,899
Posted By SurferRosa

I think that's an aluminum bike introduced in...

I think that's an aluminum bike introduced in 2006. So, to answer your question, I'd say "no."
11-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,300
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I see that stuff too. Some days (when...

Yea, I see that stuff too.

Some days (when I think that supplying facts will make a difference), I point them out to people. Others, I know better and just let it go.

Those conversations...
10-09-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,718
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

You know you're old when you find the time to...

You know you're old when you find the time to read six pages of a disc vs. rim brakes thread.
10-03-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,718
Posted By BlazingPedals

When I pass people, they always look down at...

When I pass people, they always look down at their speedometer.
10-02-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,745
Posted By Cycletography

Where I live cars don't give bikes much...

Where I live cars don't give bikes much consideration on the road. Granted, it's much better than it used to be, but still not "good".

I've found through experience (and through the advice of a...
10-01-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,398
Posted By Batstar

Jasper National Park

70k return from the town of Jasper, AB to Athabasca Falls via Hwy 93A. Elevation gain 739 meters.
...
09-07-20, 12:23 PM
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Posted By ButchA

Just met up with my sister and went for a real...

Just met up with my sister and went for a real quick, 6 mile out 'n back ride, out in West Creek Pkwy business complex, west of Richmond, VA. My sister has one of those ladies "townie" bikes as she...
08-15-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,237
Posted By Univega

Geezzz, I must be behind the times. I just have...

Geezzz, I must be behind the times. I just have a CAT EYE Strada Digital Cadence Wireless Computer on one bike and a Cat Eye astrale on the other. The Strada Digital Cadence Wireless Computer is...
08-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One is supposed to point superbright taillights...

One is supposed to point superbright taillights toward the ground. We need regulation of headlamps like they have in Europe: only sharp cutoff lamps allowed. The lamps which drive me nuts are...
07-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,398
Posted By jppe

100.5 miles with 5800’ of climbing along the base...

100.5 miles with 5800’ of climbing along the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A little toasty the last 25 miles but the humidity was a touch improved.

...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By CliffordK

I'd test the waters somewhere around $1200. If...

I'd test the waters somewhere around $1200. If you get a nibble, good. Otherwise, you can adjust.

I've read the bike market is doing reasonably well now.
06-25-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By DiabloScott

Attitude. Riding around the neighborhood might...

Attitude.
Riding around the neighborhood might be better than sitting on the couch, but you need extended miles, long term commitment, and real efforts to see real results.
05-22-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,398
Posted By jppe

Check out these two fellas on roller blades that...

Check out these two fellas on roller blades that came up behind us on Saturday’s ride for some free drafting. We were going down a gradual hill and probably going 21-22 mph. They were standing in a...
05-04-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By zacster

Congrats. A solo century is even harder than a...

Congrats. A solo century is even harder than a group ride. You have nobody but yourself to tell you to keep going, and I never listen to myself.
04-27-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,363
Posted By Duragrouch

Video cams on bikes and every car is going to...

Video cams on bikes and every car is going to solve this. Many years back in rural MI, a passing car threw a bottle at me. I called the police with the car description and plates, I think I only had...
04-23-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,363
Posted By ramzilla

Back in 1996 I was working at Tyndall Air Force...

Back in 1996 I was working at Tyndall Air Force Base & living in Panama City Beach. One morning I was riding my small motorcycle on the beachfront road. I stopped at an intersection with a crosswalk...
04-23-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,363
Posted By A1A Rider

I have lived here and ridden here for the last 17...

I have lived here and ridden here for the last 17 years. My route is between Lauderdale by the Sea and as far north as Palm Beach. Been “coal rolled” once and has a 2 liter Mountain Dew thrown at me...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By T-Mar

Hold-off until after the Covid-19 crisis is over....

Hold-off until after the Covid-19 crisis is over. In my experience, the markets are down. People are not spending on high grade bicycles unless they can get a very good deal. You'll get a lot more,...
04-05-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,398
Posted By Sertsa

Took a ride around isolated trails this morning,...

Took a ride around isolated trails this morning, glanced through my Strava history, and saw I've hidden a little over 100kms (60 mi) since taking my first ride in about 30 years on March 22nd. I...
03-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,927
Posted By Kabuki12

I have encountered many inconsiderate or idiotic...

I have encountered many inconsiderate or idiotic folks whether cyclists, motorists , or pedestrians and have , at times been vocal and let my feelings be known. I interestingly I find that when I do...
03-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,091
Posted By Mountain Mitch

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on...

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on the speedy race type bike. But It seems you may be more into a versatile exercise oriented bike. Although it’s a bit unusual, I like this steel...
02-22-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 708,214
Posted By Johnk3

I guess I am Old enough at 72 to count. Here is...

I guess I am Old enough at 72 to count. Here is my current main ride.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/cinelli_sc_c48a7cd23886aa425f10ad13cb61fd401b7a76e2.jpg
08-24-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,922
Posted By Hermes

IMHO, the one year of walking was nice but did...

IMHO, the one year of walking was nice but did not count. You have 1 year of cycling. Generally, it takes 2 years of cycling to gain fitness and a lot depends...spin efficiency, posture, bike fit,...
08-24-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,922
Posted By The Smokester

Here's a couple of threes to think about. ...

Here's a couple of threes to think about.

Intervals, hills and cross training. If you can't train longer then you need to optimize the time you do spend on the bike.

Heart, lungs or muscles....
08-24-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,922
Posted By gcottay

For me, the key is to ride, ride, ride and enjoy...

For me, the key is to ride, ride, ride and enjoy it.

I find simple and informal interval training useful. When I feel like it, I gradually apply full power until I begin to deeply regret it...
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