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Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,619
Posted By vjbknife

I don't need the fastest bike because I will...

I don't need the fastest bike because I will never be the fastest rider. I used to be a bike tech at a large volume dealer and I worked on and rode hundreds of different bikes. I don't care what...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,252
Posted By Koyote

I'm just curious: how do you even find a...

I'm just curious: how do you even find a thirteen-year old thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 195,528
Posted By datlas

Recall my father at 87 is a hoarder and...

Recall my father at 87 is a hoarder and depression baby. The following story will give some insight into his mind-set.

Let me say that I love my father and this is in no way a complaint, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,619
Posted By kraftwerk

".....but the study went on to determine that...

".....but the study went on to determine that 100% of these riders crashed into a tree, a curb or a parked car.."
03-21-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By rydabent

Why not go for a new bike. Most really old...

Why not go for a new bike. Most really old people almost always say they are not sorry so much for the things they did do, but what they didnt do. Cycling may keep you healthy for at least another...
03-17-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
Posted By rdnzl

Hello from new old guy

66 years old and today I picked up the first bike I've ridden in probably 30 years. A nice shape used Giant Sedona. I chose it for the comfortable position it gives me. I am in OK shape, but gone are...
03-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,291
Posted By DaveLeeNC

From what I have read, the formula has proven to...

From what I have read, the formula has proven to be 100% accurate at age 220. dave
03-11-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,291
Posted By Iride01

This isn't just directed specifically at you. ...

This isn't just directed specifically at you. You just gave some concise statements for me to go off on tangents. <grin>

I'm not hitting 180 as much as I used to, but I think I still can surge...
03-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,291
Posted By pdlamb

I'm afraid you're missing the point. Atrial...

I'm afraid you're missing the point.

Atrial fibrillation, a disruption of the heart's rhythm, can lead to blood clotting in the heart, stroke, and death. AFib, as it's colloquially known, can be...
03-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,291
Posted By pdlamb

I suspect the lesson here is not that the pulse...

I suspect the lesson here is not that the pulse exceeded a specific number, but that the pattern shifted; sudden (measured) change from around 140 maximum to nearly 200 bpm, concurrent with a shift...
03-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By HotLap

Saying Hey to my fellow "seasoned" riders

Hello all, hit 62 last July and still going strong on my various bicycles. Recently retired/relocated and had gotten out of riding, (left all my riding buddies behind), and my new area is not a very...
02-21-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,410
Posted By y0x8

Riding a Fixed Gear is akin to running in...

Riding a Fixed Gear is akin to running in sneakers. There are moments of riding when the bike disappears under you....
02-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,399
Posted By TiHabanero

Thank you for riding Campagnolo

Had the pleasure of working on two bikes today running Campagnolo equipment. One was an older 10 speed, the other a 5 year old 11 speed. Very refreshing after working on bike after bike with Ultegra,...
02-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By yrrej

Well I am over eighty years old and bought a Vado...

Well I am over eighty years old and bought a Vado SL 5.0 last September and already have over thousand miles on the rascal, go for it....
02-08-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By Johnk3

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a...

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a custom Cinelli Supercorsa. That process ended up being a nightmare. As a result, I ordered a custom Cicli Barco using Columbus XCr stainless steel...
02-07-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By downhillmaster

Do you debate just about everything else you buy...

Do you debate just about everything else you buy because of your age?
Don’t do it man.
If you want it and can reasonably afford it, run out and buy it tomorrow :thumb:
02-06-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By JanMM

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was...

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was still 70! Rode it today in the upper 20's, a day after I got my 2nd covid-19 vaccination. A sore arm? No problem!
...
02-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By bykemike

My Domane Disc with Di2 shifting and 32 tires is...

My Domane Disc with Di2 shifting and 32 tires is like riding a multi surface starship compared to most road bikes I have owned. It takes a while to get used to the Di shifting but now I don't even...
02-06-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By bblair

As I see it, the question is thus: "Will the...

As I see it, the question is thus: "Will the enjoyment I get out of a new bike out weigh the aggravation I get from my spouse for spending?"

I think you know the answer, otherwise you would not be...
02-06-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By Greenhil

You’re going to get a lot of encouragement here...

You’re going to get a lot of encouragement here to buy. It’s gives the rest of us justification for making our own purchases! Seriously, though, there’s a good chance it will increase your riding...
02-05-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By bykemike

Just got this at 71 (72 in a few weeks), what a...

Just got this at 71 (72 in a few weeks), what a rush, just got in from a 20 miler in 1:17:41, 15.5 average. Ok , the wind was with me on the return leg, but still a rush :)...
02-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By rydabent

If you can convince yourself of a logical reason...

If you can convince yourself of a logical reason why you would like a new bike, why not?

There are a lot of us over 80, im 82, that ride a lot of miles, and you might be able to do so yourself.
...
02-05-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By pdlamb

I'm in a similar situation, except for being a...

I'm in a similar situation, except for being a few years younger than you. I've almost decided half a dozen times in the last couple months to buy a new bike, gravel with discs in my case, newer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,757
Posted By Fox Farm

I ride a Merlin (before Litespeed bought them)...

I ride a Merlin (before Litespeed bought them) from 2001. 20 years later and a few group updates I still ride it regularly. Super bike and I would be very sad if something happened to it. Probably...
12-16-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By delbiker1

Much more seasonal yesterday and today in south...

Much more seasonal yesterday and today in south coastal Delaware, mid 30s to start and low 40s at end with 12 to 15 mph wind both days. I now have 400 miles in December and 280 to reach 8000 for...
12-14-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By Greenhil

Have done a record 4 December rides this year...

Have done a record 4 December rides this year here in Vermont (previous record: 0). Being more confident about how to dress for the cold, plus a lack of snow have made that possible.
12-07-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By illjustride

Best Winter Cycling Gear

Hey everyone! I created a video on Best Winter Cycling Gear. I hope it keeps you can use my tips & suggestions to your advantage. Check it out, give a thumbs up, share and subscribe if you dig it.
...
12-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By reconnaissance

ˇViva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day...

ˇViva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day I figured out I could balance on a bike. Wow, what a revelation! I rode up and down the street infatuated with the wind and speed and couldn’t get...
12-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Paul Barnard

I love posts like this. They tap into the spirit...

I love posts like this. They tap into the spirit and substance of a cyclist. To me the bicycle is a vehicle that delivers me to my spiritual center, a place of peace and of harmony. In this...
12-01-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Thomas15

It is true that we as members of this forum we...

It is true that we as members of this forum we have squabbles and personal disagreements but the one thing we can all agree on is we cannot get enough bicycle riding. We all wish we did, were or...
12-01-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Wildwood

I believe life exists, in part, for our...

I believe life exists, in part, for our enjoyment.
Worth getting fit (a bit)
While enjoying.

...
12-01-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Pop N Wood

Yes, very grateful for all I have. Cycling is my...

Yes, very grateful for all I have. Cycling is my looming retirement plan.

Wish I could have ridden 5000 miles this year but an arthritic hip took me out of the game for most of this year. Bad...
11-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Slightspeed

So good to hear. I used to race a little, rode a...

So good to hear. I used to race a little, rode a lot thru high school and college, then for some reason, hung the bike, a 1964 Legnano Roma, on the garage wall. After 30ish years, I got it down in...
11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,027
Posted By friday1970

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was...

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I...
11-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,027
Posted By bikemig

1960 Olmo Gran Sport

This bike is almost entirely original. I did swap out the original steel stem and ambrosio bar and for a cinelli bar and stem that fit me better. The saddle is a repop but it does say Olmo. The...
11-28-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,027
Posted By dedhed

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/sprite_5203b3c1c2a34f5b1b6e5eec889289f648c2c6b1.jpg
1968 Raleigh Sprite
11-28-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,027
Posted By JohnDThompson

1972 Raleigh Superbe. I commuted to work on this...

1972 Raleigh Superbe. I commuted to work on this for years, still use it for running errands now that I'm retired:
11-28-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,027
Posted By cb400bill

1961 Legnano ...

1961 Legnano

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7786258068_ed2ede94ae_b.jpg
11-26-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By BobbyG

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For...

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For the last month I have been helping dismantle the business and equipment, my office, my home away from home and my commuting destination for nearly 30...
11-23-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,621
Posted By BCAC

Yep. A lot of folks think the same, for...

Yep.

A lot of folks think the same, for sure.

These are all within 20 miles of me.

A random video of each. I’m sure there are better, but kind of give you a view of what is around. These are...
11-23-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,621
Posted By rsbob

Good for you going for it at your tender young...

Good for you going for it at your tender young age. Anyone taking on a new sport at 69 deserves a bow. As you have already experienced, mtn biking single track is a completely different discipline....
11-20-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,881
Posted By hubcyclist

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

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Took a pic of my setup, description above. Also...
11-15-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,881
Posted By billnuke1

...ummmm...bottles on the table...no...

...ummmm...bottles on the table...no coasters...adding to the situation by adding a desk and a fan to the middle of the living room...you are soooo single...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,367
Posted By delbiker1

2020 ytd

I got in a 40 mile ride today. That put me over the 7000 mark YTD (7020). The most I had done before was 6000 in 2017. This is also the 6th year, maybe 7, in a row of surpassing 4000 miles, after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,280
Posted By GlennR

It's a 1190 Sram Red. ...

It's a 1190 Sram Red.
https://i.imgur.com/m2S6Cvz.jpg
11-12-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,827
Posted By DiabloScott

Yesterday at 11C it was just barely enough. ...

Yesterday at 11C it was just barely enough.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/989x768/j_a9c1569d73b7128e4cf8467ec654b7a9dfdd0dbb.jpg
11-06-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By marguette

First ride success

Hey everyone. I just want to thank everyone for usefull information, suggestion and encouragement. After a week of research, buying msc tools and equipment, learning how to adjust my seat, inflate...
10-29-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,186
Posted By SalsaShark

......Tubes for the Win!!!!!!

......Tubes for the Win!!!!!!
10-28-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,186
Posted By GlennR

A AAA card, they will drive you home. Have...

A AAA card, they will drive you home.

Have the Uber app on your smart phone.
10-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,536
Posted By spelger

Reached my goal for the year

And its not even November. On yesterday's ride i reached my goal for the year. last year i rode 2013 miles. i set a goal of an average of 100 mi/week for 2020. yesterday i reached 5216 miles. very...
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