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03-16-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Bob S

Mountain & Road bikes

Specialized makes a number of nice electric assist bikes. I have the Specialized Creo SL that has three levels of assist that you can adjust to your needs. It is under 30 lbs which is light and...
03-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bob S

I ride the same basic route, 30 to 40 miles at 16...

I ride the same basic route, 30 to 40 miles at 16 mph, with a number of variations and I really did not notice anything. My max, avg and time for the various routes never varied significantly for...
03-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bob S

Hope yours will if you have a concern...

Hope yours will if you have a concern...
03-07-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bob S

Used standard calc: 220 - age = 145. I started...

Used standard calc: 220 - age = 145. I started serious riding again about 8 years ago after turning around from more than ten years so seriously declining health. Had a hard time doing 4 miles on...
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bob S

Heart Rate Monitor Better Believe it

Several months ago my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, HRM, started reporting Max and Avg heart rates over 150. I am in my mid 70s and ride 30 40 miles several times a week, previously my resting heart...
02-27-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,189
Posted By Bob S

within 3 feet or so of bike Turn1030 and then on...

within 3 feet or so of bike Turn1030 and then on bottom of screen tap 3 bars. tap Sensors, tap Add Sensors, select sensor to add.

Love my CREO
12-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,500
Posted By Bob S

"the chart on the Specialized site says that a...

"the chart on the Specialized site says that a Large is for 5'10" and up and I should be on a Medium."
The Specialized chart was way off the mark for me, 5' 11" and it said a medium. It does not...
11-20-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By Bob S

Per Specialized re the Creo Sl Comp Carbon: "The...

Per Specialized re the Creo Sl Comp Carbon: "The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to amplify your ride." ...
11-16-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By Bob S

Milage

You have put a lot of miles on your bike in a short period of time. What kind of riding do you do, commuting, hills, or ... What level of assistance have you primarily used and do you switch often...
09-24-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,272
Posted By Bob S

I rode a Specialized Creo SL Comp Carbon...

I rode a Specialized Creo SL Comp Carbon yesterday. My legs were sore all day as I was riding after 2 days off rather than my usual 3 days off. I warmed up for a short time with out any electric...
08-28-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,272
Posted By Bob S

As serious "roadie" it sounds like you know where...

As serious "roadie" it sounds like you know where I am coming from, Your input is very helpful. Fortunately my health issues are behind me and I have read that adding an e-bike will allow me to ride...
08-27-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,272
Posted By Bob S

Talking Road bike rider considering e-bike, what's your experience

I am in my mid 70s riding 2 times a week for 60 80 miles a with some hills including 1k or more of climbing. Slowing down and thinking it might be fun and extend my riding if I add an e-bike. Have...
07-23-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Bob S

Replacement

Trying to get a replacement for my dead radar. No response since yesterday late afternoon
07-18-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Bob S

Dario Fredrick is the founder and director of the...

Dario Fredrick is the founder and director of the Whole Athlete Performance Center (https://wholeathlete.com/about/the-center/). An exercise physiologist and expert bike fitter, he has worked with...
07-04-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bob S

the front stem can also be changed to raise or...

the front stem can also be changed to raise or lower the bars or bring them closer to you or farther away. A good bicycle fitter can help with these issues
03-21-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,522
Posted By Bob S

Sonoma - Napa via Carneros

Rode mid morning Thursday from Sonoma over into Napa county primarily on Ramal Rd. Only a few other bikes out there and very few vehicles, several times went over 15 minutes without seeing any...
11-03-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bob S

Dropped Strava on the last hill

Dropped Strava several years ago, could we sue them for age discrimination?
Now I just use Garmin Express / Connect.
04-23-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By Bob S

regarded as one of the best bike fitters / sports...

regarded as one of the best bike fitters / sports physiologists in the bay area, Dario Fredrick - Whole Athlete in San Anselmo
02-19-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Bob S

I had a similar problem once and Garmin tech...

I had a similar problem once and Garmin tech support told me to take the battery out for a while. I did and then it worked.
02-18-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bob S

T injections

When I started on T my endocrinologist discussed the options with me and did not recommend injections because they cause spikes and valleys in T levels, things may have changed as that was nearly 6...
02-18-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bob S

Going on 5 years

my long term health condition was finally diagnosed when my T was tested with a reading of 10, not sure that is any different than a reading of 0. I have been on gels, Axiron and now Androgel since...
01-30-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bob S

Try mapmyride.com There are some nice routes...

Try mapmyride.com There are some nice routes around the town of Sonoma. Many include the Carneros area, Ramal Rd and cross into Napa county. Most of the roads in the Carneros area are lightly...
08-07-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By Bob S

I just quit Strava premium. They won't do...

I just quit Strava premium. They won't do anything to help the over 65 group i.e. they refuse to add an over 70, over 75 groups...
Garmin Connection gives me everything I want, being #1...
02-01-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bob S

I live in Sonoma and see the VBT tours all the...

I live in Sonoma and see the VBT tours all the time. I see mostly casual riders, including lots of women with or without spouses, and they all seem to be enjoying themselves. I believe they start...
08-29-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,869
Posted By Bob S

The statistics show that RoundAbouts / Roateries...

The statistics show that RoundAbouts / Roateries etc. are much safer than our traditional stop signs by a large margin. Also they help reduce pollution and increase gas milage. What is not to like....
08-04-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,296
Posted By Bob S

I have been riding GP4000s on my titanium road...

I have been riding GP4000s on my titanium road bike for 6 or 8 years with only a few, less than one flat per year. I have never had a sidewall issue other than the last flat where a piece of wood...
05-20-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,017
Posted By Bob S

Clipping in will improve your speed. While I...

Clipping in will improve your speed. While I have been using them for years it only took a day or two to forget what was on my feet. Before you use them make sure you know what is required to...
03-17-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Bob S

Strava Age Groups

For Strava users interested in having additional age groups beyond age 65+ there is an opportunity to vote/express your opinion on adding groups i.e. 65-70 70-75 75-80... ...
02-26-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Bob S

I have tried several different brands and styles...

I have tried several different brands and styles over the years. My current behind the ear aids are Phonaks that I got thru www.hearingplanet.com the referred me to a local audiologists who is the...
02-26-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,695
Posted By Bob S

"I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in Oct....

"I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in Oct. 2013 and have since had it surgically removed and have gone through radiation treatments to prevent its re-occurrence. My endocrinologist has put me on...
01-23-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,790
Posted By Bob S

"I would say the only way is through Petaluma to...

"I would say the only way is through Petaluma to Napa."

Leaving Petaluma on Hwy 116 / Lakeville Hwy take a left on Casa Grande Rd. Right on Ely Blvd South, left on Frates Rd. curves right and...
08-11-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Bob S

Thanks for the links. I recently moved to Sonoma...

Thanks for the links. I recently moved to Sonoma and will definitely ride at least one of these....
07-24-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,927
Posted By Bob S

I was on EPO, Procrit and later Aranesp, for over...

I was on EPO, Procrit and later Aranesp, for over 10 years. While my blood counts may have been higher than average for a few days or a week most of the time (My injections were 4 - 8 weeks apart.)...
07-23-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Bob S

they said it is a combination of Eucalyptus and...

they said it is a combination of Eucalyptus and Mint oils and that it opened the sinuses to help breathing and that it helped clear stuffy noses.
07-10-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,419
Posted By Bob S

Not american but my wife's 2004 Prius swallows my...

Not american but my wife's 2004 Prius swallows my bike with room to spare.
06-14-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,224
Posted By Bob S

I switched back to the blade a number of years...

I switched back to the blade a number of years ago, then and now I feel I get a closer shave and do not have to deal with the occasional nast pull from the electric razor. Still using the double...
06-13-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Bob S

Across the bridge - Dario Fredericks -...

Across the bridge - Dario Fredericks - http://www.wholeathlete.com/ he is fantastic....
06-11-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Bob S

There is someone from Sonoma who visits this...

There is someone from Sonoma who visits this fourm, I am hoping to catch his attention. I also posted this on the NORCAL forum at the same time.
06-10-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Bob S

Sonoma bike shop?

Anyone have recommendations for a good mechanic in the town of Sonoma or Sonoma county. Napa would also be a consideration as the town of Napa is probably 20 minutes away.

I am moving there in a...
06-10-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Bob S

Bike shop recommendation - Sonoma

Anyone have bike mechanic/shop recommendations in the town of Sonoma? Sonoma county? I am moving in a few days and looking for a new mechanic. Thanks in advance.
06-03-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,406
Posted By Bob S

N +1 Couple of years ago I bought 1 pair and...

N +1

Couple of years ago I bought 1 pair and went back for another. I really like them and they are holding up well.
06-03-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bob S

http://www.probikekit.com...

http://www.probikekit.com (http://www.probikekit.com/us/) Great prices and lost of sales. It may surprise you to know that they are in the UK and their shipping to me on the west coast of the US...
05-30-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,181
Posted By Bob S

I fainted three times followed by trips to the...

I fainted three times followed by trips to the ER. None of the ER docs, hospital docs or my internist ever figured it out. Lucky for me someone else sent me on the right track. It was not my...
05-20-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By Bob S

Suntan stripes

"Last night my wife looked at me and said I had sun tan stripes on my forehead and the top of my head, yup my hair has thinned some over the years. I have a Giro helmet with large vents on the top...
05-08-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Bob S

Green Bike Lanes

http://www.mercurynews.com/traffic/ci_20567909/green-bike-lanes-spreading-across-bay-area?source=email
05-05-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Bob S

Thanks for asking the question. I have been...

Thanks for asking the question. I have been pondering the same question and thinking about posting, but knew my post would not have been as clear as yours. I try to ride every other day, of course...
04-12-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,242
Posted By Bob S

I just passed 9 months on Hormone therapy;...

I just passed 9 months on Hormone therapy; Thyroid, Steroid & Testosterone, I notice a big difference over where I was after 6 and 7 months of therapy. What a difference in my energy levels and my...
04-11-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bob S

I tried contacts a few years ago, early 60s or...

I tried contacts a few years ago, early 60s or late 50s. Lasted a couple of days, I had a hell of a time getting them in and the I could not see as well. I went back to my progressive lenses that I...
04-11-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,108
Posted By Bob S

Fit

A few years ago my lower back and neck were hurting so much it limited my rides. My LBS recommended an independent fitter before buying a new bike. During the fitting we determined no one makes a...
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