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10-22-21, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Yep ... a decent cellphone. I need to pull down...

Yep ... a decent cellphone. I need to pull down the original and clean it up a bit. We get some awesome sunsets this time of year.
...
10-22-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Gotta love riding this time of year. :love: ...

Gotta love riding this time of year. :love:

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10-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,601
Posted By Biker395

FWIW, there is a thought that in cycling: 1....

FWIW, there is a thought that in cycling:

1. Spinning taxes the heart and lungs; and
2. Grinding taxes the legs.

When you're running out of breath, try upshifting and going with a higher...
10-19-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,369
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Too many variables to really care about...

Yep. Too many variables to really care about speed. Grades, wind, road surface, and just how you are feeling that day. The only time it is relevant to me is if I am in some kind of race, and even...
10-18-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Working on it. Most likely, I'll make the jump...

Working on it. Most likely, I'll make the jump at the end of our fiscal year. :thumb:

You know where this is ... Refrigerator curve.
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10-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Sunset ride. Oh, it's going to suck when the...

Sunset ride. Oh, it's going to suck when the time changes again. :(

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10-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Latigo Canyon Road ... I love this descent. ...

Latigo Canyon Road ... I love this descent.

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10-08-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Went leaf-peeping last weekend. I brought my...

Went leaf-peeping last weekend. I brought my bike, but the smoke from the fires rolled in and ended that idea pretty quickly. We did get to see some pretty nice fall colors before that, though.
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10-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Joy. ...

Joy.

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09-30-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Another crappy sunset ... ...

Another crappy sunset ...
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09-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

A view of Bryce from Inspiration point. ...

A view of Bryce from Inspiration point.
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And a view of us tourists from the...
09-24-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

You should! The riding and scenery out there is...

You should! The riding and scenery out there is amazing. I'm still coming down to earth after my first tour in years. Gawd, I love touring. Here is one from our climb up Cedar Breaks. The...
09-23-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Riding through Zion. ...

Riding through Zion.

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09-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

This is how you get into the "hole" ... a twisty...

This is how you get into the "hole" ... a twisty descent carved into the sandstone.
...
09-22-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Another one from the Tour ... this is climbing...

Another one from the Tour ... this is climbing out of the "hole" past Escalante.
...
09-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Riding Capitol Reef ...

Riding Capitol Reef

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08-30-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By Biker395

^ Lol ... honestly no ... not for me. The most...

^ Lol ... honestly no ... not for me. The most attractive women I knew in high school didn't age well. The skinny wallflowers are the ones that look hot now.
08-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,084
Posted By Biker395

I have had many lovers. I rode all over...

I have had many lovers. I rode all over creation more out of necessity than love until I got a driver's license. I then explored all the far away places I could not get to on a bike, exploring...
08-25-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

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08-18-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,377
Posted By Biker395

Funny story. My daughter (recently married)...

Funny story. My daughter (recently married) derisively called me "Grandpa" when I balked at giving Venmo my banking information to transfer a payment. My response:

"Speaking of "grandpa" ......
08-18-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By Biker395

Not really good but better than the alternative...

Not really good but better than the alternative ... at least if you need the money or the activity.
08-10-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

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08-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By Biker395

Uh. Yes.

Uh. Yes.
08-05-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By Biker395

Oh trust me. I am a serial hobbist. Cycling,...

Oh trust me. I am a serial hobbist. Cycling, surfing, skiing, photography, writing, audio ... there has always been some thing that got me going. And I haven't given any of them up. I just do...
08-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,431
Posted By Biker395

I'm looking at semi-retirement too. In my case,...

I'm looking at semi-retirement too. In my case, it would be leaving a partnership and doing work on a piece-part basis. That way, I can work as much or as little as I like.

I'm still trying to get...
07-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for...

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for men, our life expectancy is much longer if we have a spouse or friends with whom we have frequent interaction. I've always chalked that up to...
07-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By Biker395

Wait a minute ... you have hair?

Wait a minute ... you have hair?
07-22-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,317
Posted By Biker395

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in...

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in 2018 had a skiing accident that caused a tibial platform compression fracture. I needed surgery for that too, but recovered quickly ... 3 months or so...
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By Biker395

I don't think they are currently the standard of...

I don't think they are currently the standard of care. But I think they should be ... enough so, that I (like you) are willing to pay for it out of pocket. IMHO, highly recommended for people our...
07-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By Biker395

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a...

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a Groupon. A heart scan is only about $150:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-1

The place where they do it is also a cardiac...
07-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

OMG. I saw this and thought those were...

OMG. I saw this and thought those were mosquitoes. Aieeeee.
06-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop ...

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop

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06-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

More riding on the coast ... ...

More riding on the coast ...

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06-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

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View from this morning's ride
06-03-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,599
Posted By Biker395

I remember when I turned 50. I had people in...

I remember when I turned 50. I had people in this group calling me "youngster" and I thought they were joking. As 50 is a loooong time in my rear view mirror, I know now that they were not joking....
06-01-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Biker395

Now you have me wondering if that is the right...

Now you have me wondering if that is the right picture or not. Initially, all they had was the low wall of boulders you see there, but cars easily punched through that. Later, they installed those...
05-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,675
Posted By Biker395

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends...

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends not only on the cut, but the manufacturer, and even the country where it is likely going to be sold.

I bought a size L jersey in Slovenia and it...
05-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Biker395

Yea, there was no one in the car or in the...

Yea, there was no one in the car or in the vicinity, so they were assumed to have self-rescued and are OK. The LEOs were just checking to see if the car was reported stolen.

If you don't have a...
05-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Biker395

A Day in the Mountains

Health related issues have kept my cycling to a minimum as of late, but I managed to get out there yesterday. Besides being a generally beautiful day, it was also noteworthy for something else ......
05-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Biker395

Dealing with aging parents can be really sucky. ...

Dealing with aging parents can be really sucky. We just moved my Mom into an assisted facility, and although she didn't want to go, it was necessary. It just wasn't safe for her living by herself,...
04-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,329
Posted By Biker395

Years ago, a buddy opined that I would really...

Years ago, a buddy opined that I would really enjoy surfing a lot more if I was a little high while doing it. It seemed harmless enough, so I gave it a try.

The place was "C Street" ... a point...
03-19-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,221
Posted By Biker395

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize...

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize unnecessary risks and live it to the fullest while you can.
03-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

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02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,904
Posted By Biker395

Stay off arterials. Use a mirror and have an...

Stay off arterials.
Use a mirror and have an escape route.
Do not pass anyone or anything on the right (left for you Brits et al)
Don't run stop signs.
Give pedestrians a wide birth and expect...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre...

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre stuff Iíve never seen before. Turns out it was Muskís Starlight satellite constellation.

...
02-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ... ...

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ...

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02-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,877
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed...

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed system, and am completely happy with it. I am not feeling the siren call of disc brakes or eshifting.

But it sounds as if both are attractive and...
02-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

View from the trail ... ...

View from the trail ...
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02-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,252
Posted By Biker395

Riding near Santa Barbara ...

Riding near Santa Barbara

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01-29-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By Biker395

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to...

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to go down to 3 days a week. We share overhead expenses equally, so if I'm working 3 days a week, we have to come to another arrangement. Maybe pay 3/5...
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