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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, 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...
07-28-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
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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...
07-24-20, 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, 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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
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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
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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...
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...
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, 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...
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