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07-01-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 800
Posted By Skullo

Yup ! I see it all the time. I ride a Rivendell...

Yup ! I see it all the time. I ride a Rivendell Sam Hillborne I built up myself from the bare frame. I still ride in a bent forward position, but not like I did on drop bar road bikes.I see people...
05-13-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Skullo

Your Clem looks geared to handle it!

Your Clem looks geared to handle it!
Forum: Foo
02-19-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 936
Posted By Skullo

Yup saw Nugent many times.Hibernation was a...

Yup saw Nugent many times.Hibernation was a favorite.
First time I saw him was still leading The Amboy Dukes at a small college in Monmouth Illinois.Check out Call of the Wild album and Tooth, Fang...
Forum: Foo
02-18-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 936
Posted By Skullo

I am from Illinois originally. First saw Stix in...

I am from Illinois originally. First saw Stix in a high school gym I think in 73. REO the first time in a small bar in Iowa about that time
Check out REOs second album if you can.Their original lead...
12-19-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,234
Posted By Skullo

Yes I am from the Quad Cities and still belong to...

Yes I am from the Quad Cities and still belong to the bike club . I used to do the TOMRV when I lived there.The second day was killer after the first wore me down , but still a good time.
12-16-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,234
Posted By Skullo

I have a friend back in the Midwest who rides a...

I have a friend back in the Midwest who rides a bike with no saddle for over twenty years now. I met him on my first century back in 04.
He now has a custom carbon bike.
It has a 60 tooth big...
12-13-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,668
Posted By Skullo

Thanks for the link very interesting stuff. I had...

Thanks for the link very interesting stuff. I had been to that kidney site last week but did not see this.
A question, do you have a recent blood calcium test? I just reviewed mine from two months...
12-12-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,668
Posted By Skullo

ďThe urologist who removed the stone mentioned...

ďThe urologist who removed the stone mentioned that is was most likely from uric acid.Ē

Yes a high protein diet can significantly raise uric acid levels. Gout sufferers are to refrain from foods...
12-09-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,668
Posted By Skullo

Not enough data to give a real report yet.I have...

Not enough data to give a real report yet.I have only used three days , two grams twice and one gram today.
I felt a little tired today and my numbers were a little lower.I think this was because I...
12-07-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,668
Posted By Skullo

Ok , I read most of the papers and decided to...

Ok , I read most of the papers and decided to give it a try.
I will be 71 in a couple of weeks. I experienced a drop off when I was 65 and have slowly been declining
in performance.
I have...
11-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,709
Posted By Skullo

Fasting worked for me this year.In April I was...

Fasting worked for me this year.In April I was 165 . Today I am at 148. No food after dinner , then a morning ride of 20 to 30 miles on empty stomach, just coffee and water.
Just had first doctor...
10-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By Skullo

Long time member who has been mostly a lurker....

Long time member who has been mostly a lurker. Sixteen plus years and my post count is in The 160s. I have spent a heck of lot of time reading here.
I built fitness on the bike and rode long...
10-11-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,977
Posted By Skullo

I ordered one on Amazon Saturday. Should be here...

I ordered one on Amazon Saturday. Should be here Wednesday.
10-10-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,093
Posted By Skullo

Iím slipping a bit. Did a twenty miler this...

Iím slipping a bit. Did a twenty miler this morning at 50 degree f. Was about sixty when I got home.I was overdressed and got hot.I hate winter cycling and detest the trainer.
10-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Skullo

Glad there is nothing serious. Keep doing what...

Glad there is nothing serious. Keep doing what you are doing.
Live long and prosper.
10-10-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,977
Posted By Skullo

I donít think he saw me until he was on the...

I donít think he saw me until he was on the bridge.There is a 90 degree blind corner leading to it. He barely missed me at high speed.
Yesterday was wet and cold so I drove to the area and walked...
10-10-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,292
Posted By Skullo

Snow on the peaks down here also.

Snow on the peaks down here also.
10-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Skullo

Looks like a blast. I was at Camp LeJuene way...

Looks like a blast. I was at Camp LeJuene way back on 1970 . Familiar with most of those towns on the map.
10-08-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,977
Posted By Skullo

In my younger days I probably would have.I ran in...

In my younger days I probably would have.I ran in circles where I did get in a few fights.
I would only have engaged if forced into self defense. Most bullies are cowards looking for a soft target....
10-08-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,977
Posted By Skullo

Very Aggressive Rider On MUP

I was out for a pleasant twenty miler on a local river trail yesterday. The trail crosses the river many times going through multiple communities. Most of the bridges are wide and I bet four bikes...
10-01-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Skullo

I use 42 on one bike , 45 on the other. I ride...

I use 42 on one bike , 45 on the other.
I ride mostly road and paved trail with some gravel thrown in .I can go up to 55 tires with fenders on the touring bike.Itís nice to be able to go from one...
10-01-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,349
Posted By Skullo

I never use them. I had two herniated discs in my...

I never use them. I had two herniated discs in my neck and had them fused years ago. If I ride in the drops very long , looking up the he road, itís not pleasant, as stiffness can last for days.
I...
09-26-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Skullo

My doctor released me to ride when my stitches...

My doctor released me to ride when my stitches were removed after a week I think. I had other issues in my wrist though, cartilage damage that required
more surgery. This was not discovered until I...
09-21-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 2,833,466
Posted By Skullo

20 miles on a trail today. Temps in the 60s and...

20 miles on a trail today. Temps in the 60s and smoke free sky in Utah . It was heavenly.

...
09-04-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Skullo

My guess overuse injury. Sounds like you strained...

My guess overuse injury. Sounds like you strained your neck and shoulders by pulling way to hard on the bars. You need to back off and recover before it gets even worse. Stay seated on climbs and...
08-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 2,833,466
Posted By Skullo

Still in middle of ride and stopped here

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/11408100_5f74_41c2_8035_d8c09a47da5d_95ff802e83b1f5ab442209b16c3a085619f18bd9.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,973
Posted By Skullo

I think something locked up the front wheel....

I think something locked up the front wheel. Either a crack or the front brake.
When I did my over bars face plant , it was my fault. I had gotten my water bottle with my right hand and taken a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,785
Posted By Skullo

I donít do group rides at all but can still...

I donít do group rides at all but can still answer your original question.
I have other interests that involve groups. In May I went back to these activities. I thought I had some of my life back....
08-06-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By Skullo

Good on you. That ride is on my list.

Good on you. That ride is on my list.
08-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,053
Posted By Skullo

I recommend full retirement while you are still...

I recommend full retirement while you are still alive. I retired at age 53 in 2004. I donít get bored very often.
I know I was very fortunate to do this. Partly hard work and partly the right set...
08-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 2,833,466
Posted By Skullo

California wildfire smoke in Utah

I thought I could get a ride in this morning before the smoke got real bad.Plan was to ride twelve miles into the north wind and turn around for a nice tailwind ride home.About 4.5 miles in,the wind...
07-28-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Skullo

I ride earlier in the day , try to finish well...

I ride earlier in the day , try to finish well before noon. On the bad days I wear a mask. Get a better mask rated to help stop allergens.On the really bad days I just stay inside.If you have...
07-26-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By Skullo

This sounds like a great time. I lived most of my...

This sounds like a great time. I lived most of my life in Illinois due east of you in quad city area.
I have done six RAGBRAI rides. So I am very familiar with Iowa .
I miss the rolling hills and...
07-21-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,949
Posted By Skullo

[QUOTEOnce you go clipless, you never go...

[QUOTEOnce you go clipless, you never go back.[/QUOTE]
Not true. I rode clipless for 15 years. Now I am in my fifth season of riding flat pedals. Never did ride clipless on mountain bikes.Yes I did...
07-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,435
Posted By Skullo

No , but if he keeps winning , a lot of the...

No , but if he keeps winning , a lot of the lesser gifted riders will have to start doping to compete with him.
07-19-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By Skullo

I seldom go over 30 any more. Have only used the...

I seldom go over 30 any more. Have only used the black bibs for a couple months. Would like to do a metric this year. Might get up to Bear Lake for at least 50 this fall.My long and fast days may be...
07-18-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,965
Posted By Skullo

Cavendish followed the wrong wheel and got boxed...

Cavendish followed the wrong wheel and got boxed in.He should have stuck with his lead out man.
His boss will probably have him back next year and if he has good results and proper form he will get...
07-18-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By Skullo

The Black Bibs They also make shorts Order...

The Black Bibs
They also make shorts
Order and you will have them in a few days.

40.00$

https://theblackbibs.com/
07-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,820
Posted By Skullo

Myself , I would totally forget about the...

Myself , I would totally forget about the numbers. Get rid of the computer Strava, etc. Just spin the crank.
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,256
Posted By Skullo

Underwear

Do you fold your underwear, or just dump them in ?
06-22-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By Skullo

My opinion, do not wait until fall. Find...

My opinion, do not wait until fall. Find something to ride even if is not the perfect bike.
06-18-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,897
Posted By Skullo

Since I went back to platform pedals four years...

Since I went back to platform pedals four years ago, I wear Keene sandals. First three years sockless .The Keene sandals are waterproof and the inner soles are treated with something to resist sweat...
06-17-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,451
Posted By Skullo

I suggest you review the fine print in your...

I suggest you review the fine print in your pension plan. I was able to retire early but when I turned 62 my pension was reduced forcing me on SS.I knew this going in so it was no surprise. Hope...
06-14-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Skullo

Not much biking experience in Omaha but have been...

Not much biking experience in Omaha but have been traveling through there several time during baseball tournaments. Lodging can be very hard to obtain. Book rooms ahead of time.We had to drive a lot...
06-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,432
Posted By Skullo

That sucks. I live in Utah but my daughter lives...

That sucks. I live in Utah but my daughter lives near there. I stopped in a couple years ago just to see where Sheldon worked. Nice old shop. It is a multi generational business. Rent is probably...
Forum: Foo
06-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 195,217
Posted By Skullo

https://youtu.be/IaAGb1-TXgQ

https://youtu.be/IaAGb1-TXgQ
06-07-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 2,833,466
Posted By Skullo

Left early to beat the heat. 30 miles out and...

Left early to beat the heat. 30 miles out and back.I can always find a shady spot behind an LDS church. Most have a picnic pavilion out back. This one happens to be at 15 miles from the house. Also...
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
Posted By Skullo

Saw The Who in 82 in a domed stadium general...

Saw The Who in 82 in a domed stadium general admission. You could get as close as you could fight your way up to. My head rang for days.
Saw Judas Priest and Scorpions with at least three other...
05-31-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 2,833,466
Posted By Skullo

Rode my bike to cruise in at local veterans...

Rode my bike to cruise in at local veterans Memorial Park then went on long way home and ended up with about 18 miles.
...
Forum: Foo
05-31-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,383
Posted By Skullo

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Drumsticks on the grill, homemade baked beans and...
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