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07-14-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By peterws

That sounds like me after a trip down the gym . ....

That sounds like me after a trip down the gym . . .
07-06-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By peterws

I nearly hit a mobility scooter rider on a local...

I nearly hit a mobility scooter rider on a local cyclepath, blind bend. He never saw me; he had two little 'uns in front on each knee, obscuring his view. I got called a dikkhead. A few yards...
06-25-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By peterws

One eyed cyclists . . .

Anyone there? Just wondered what difference it makes if this is forced on you, or if you've had it long term.
The reason I asked is this. My eyes include a little known medical condition. I don't...
06-23-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,359
Posted By peterws

The sooner it's done, the smaller the cut and the...

The sooner it's done, the smaller the cut and the sooner you get back to normal. Cannot understand why your doc said 5 years. Mine was large enough (I'd lifted my wife's mobility scooter regularly...
06-22-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By peterws

I was told by my doc that surgery isn't often...

I was told by my doc that surgery isn't often done with the elderly, ie 70+. Me being 69 at that time didn't help either. I was sent to physio, although I've never usually benefit from their input;...
06-18-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,015
Posted By peterws

The mistake is to think you can't push yourself...

The mistake is to think you can't push yourself when you're older. I have arthritis in most joints except knees/hips. Weights and gym machines helped my elbows, piano keeps the fingers going. I...
06-17-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By peterws

Hmmm . . . .I've rode with much lower bars which...

Hmmm . . . .I've rode with much lower bars which are great for steep uphill work, 1 in 6 and worse. But terrible for coming back down those hills. You can imagine!
Now, looking out the top o' my...
06-13-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,334
Posted By peterws

He looks kinda comfy on it, but what can he see? ...

He looks kinda comfy on it, but what can he see? If I rode like that, I'd see only the road a few feet ahead. So I'd crane my neck up on many if not most occasions . . .I used to ride with much...
06-13-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,334
Posted By peterws

OHHH, Man! That looks so painful. You hit a...

OHHH, Man! That looks so painful. You hit a pothole, your neck'll never forgive you!
06-13-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By peterws

Fake grass! Ready for mowing; it's been very wet...

Fake grass! Ready for mowing; it's been very wet lately . . .
06-10-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,334
Posted By peterws

Interesting stuff. I imagine when you start...

Interesting stuff. I imagine when you start riding in your 40s or 50s, after a lifetime of relative inactivity, you'll gain a lot of ground and will continue to do so into your 60s (all things being...
06-09-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By peterws

I can see my talents and ideas have that...

I can see my talents and ideas have that "posthumous" quality to them . . .or maybe "post humorous" . . . way past idiotic.
But they do work so well for older and perhaps, more leisurely riders who...
06-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By peterws

They work well. I never tried the lower bar...

They work well. I never tried the lower bar position before, for the reason you stated. But the bar ends have a twist up, giving ample space for everything when I'm on the pedals, and also when...
06-07-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By peterws

Cringe-worthy Handlebars. . .

Purists, avert your beadies.

Long have I desired the Perfect Handlebars. Two decent positions, one up, one down. You know something's wrong, 'cos with the "up" bars, iIride downhill, and wi the...
06-01-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,359
Posted By peterws

I had an umbilical one done about 11years ago. A...

I had an umbilical one done about 11years ago. A student surgeon did it; I couldn't resist the smile on her face. No problems since, but I go easy on the lifting. I also had a LH side hernia which...
05-20-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,623
Posted By peterws

I reckon the best reason for using short cranks...

I reckon the best reason for using short cranks is the increased revs achievable, With the right gearing, that could be useful. You'd need to rev faster all the time to achieve the same work rate...
05-14-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,944
Posted By peterws

Absolutely! Usually at traffic lights when the...

Absolutely! Usually at traffic lights when the bike rider is expecting them to change, and they don't. Until he topples!

Funny thing, I was considering getting some of these, but baulked at the...
05-14-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,495
Posted By peterws

I bought a bike with a small frame; tried out one...

I bought a bike with a small frame; tried out one and found out it was for a female. It was tight, light, felt like a little motorbike with a big engine. I think I must have got a unisex one . . . I...
04-06-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,655
Posted By peterws

I had that some years ago now; I probably...

I had that some years ago now; I probably mentioned it here. Thought it'd never get better. Stopped me running but not cycling or standing up on the pedals.
I'm running again now. Still a little...
02-02-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By peterws

Y'know, I wondered about some o' the hills and...

Y'know, I wondered about some o' the hills and places I cycled. Some o' the daft things I did and still do. Sprinting across the road as the traffic light change sort of thing.
From the age 38 it...
01-13-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By peterws

I find the part about getting used to the drops...

I find the part about getting used to the drops very useful. Thx for that; I shall do it!
12-22-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,437
Posted By peterws

I had one some years ago; I was offered a choice...

I had one some years ago; I was offered a choice of "operatives" but bot knowing who was who, I asked for a "nice gentle female". A foolish choice. I got he local Registrar-ess who was embarking on...
12-12-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By peterws

Understandable. But they may be flattering...

Understandable. But they may be flattering themselves. There is a clique of folk (mixed, which doesn't include me fortunately) in our gym who do classes together. If they change classes suddenly,...
12-12-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By peterws

My gym's a short mile down the cycle track behind...

My gym's a short mile down the cycle track behind my house. I've crashed my bike badly twice recently going and returning from said gym. No road crashes for over 20 years, or problems with cars etc....
11-26-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,840
Posted By peterws

I used to love the cold weather, flogging myself...

I used to love the cold weather, flogging myself over the snow covered hills. The cold is now like an allergy. I keep out of it. This is what Gyms are made for . . .
11-22-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By peterws

Sometimes these things just need to be rested . ....

Sometimes these things just need to be rested . . . I got pains in my right shoulder when I used to do a fair bit of running forty years ago. The dog had similar effects, and the vet said it was...
11-12-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By peterws

Glaucoma, guys?

Reckon one or two o' ya might have experience of this. I been told to take drops to reduce eye pressure in order to forestall further damage to the optic nerve, which can result in peripheral vision...
11-08-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,531
Posted By peterws

Jf rim brakes aren't working right, it's because...

Jf rim brakes aren't working right, it's because the levers aren't compatible. Mine are, but I tried some straight h'bar levers and they were hopeless.
Interesting to note many kids bikes have...
11-02-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

Some of the Les Mills stuff is difficult to pedal...

Some of the Les Mills stuff is difficult to pedal to; the beat is so ill defined. I think they're trying to appeal to a younger clientele and force us oldies out. . . .their earlier Trips had very...
11-02-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By peterws

My hands have always given trouble with gloves. ...

My hands have always given trouble with gloves. They just shut off the circulation; I use ski gloves which give the best results. And they're comfy!
10-25-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,438
Posted By peterws

You'll need to maintain fitness to a certain...

You'll need to maintain fitness to a certain level. I hated gym bikes (spinning and otherwise, but instructor led classes are fun for all ages. It's been good for me last 10 years. Since I did...
10-20-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

I told my spin instructor a few weeks ago that...

I told my spin instructor a few weeks ago that I'd been on a real bike the day before, over Kirkstone pass. Turned out she was a bike addict like myself. Just not too fussed as to what form that...
10-16-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,682
Posted By peterws

Can't tolerate fat, addicted to chocolate. I...

Can't tolerate fat, addicted to chocolate. I dream about food and can't put on weight . . . .sigh! What am I doin' cycling?
10-12-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By peterws

My fall was a tad different. Having (nearly)...

My fall was a tad different.
Having (nearly) got over a Gym Bug (Her term, not mine) I headed for the outdoor race track alongside the gym, down the one way lane, wrong way of course, and into a...
10-10-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

One might conceivably adapt that to the open road...

One might conceivably adapt that to the open road . . . .
10-06-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By peterws

I had both mine done last year, because my vision...

I had both mine done last year, because my vision was minus 23, and the spectacle option was no longer effective, paerticularly with the onset of cataracts. I'm 70; took a few week off gym HIIT...
09-30-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,524
Posted By peterws

I got meself a road bike, smaller frame size,...

I got meself a road bike, smaller frame size, swapped the drops for straightish ones, fitted decent sized bar ends which would comfortably accept my drop bar brake/gear levers.
I now have a bike...
09-28-18, 02:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

Our bikes are magnetic but i suspect, have seen...

Our bikes are magnetic but i suspect, have seen better days. The saddles point downwards, the maintenance is non existent and the wheel sure gets hot! I dunno how anybody could pedal on the hoof...
09-25-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,695
Posted By peterws

I spend a lot of my bike time on a gym bike. but...

I spend a lot of my bike time on a gym bike. but I'm always late setting out . . .I use a bike to get there and back along a bike track. When I get on the open road it's a treat; riding over railway...
09-24-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

The over 60s at my Council run gym (had s...

The over 60s at my Council run gym (had s spent on it, to flatten the local opposition) get a great rate, works out at 22/month. All such courses are free. So many older people are here; they,...
09-24-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

That (60rpm) would be a slow heavy slog, either...

That (60rpm) would be a slow heavy slog, either sat or standing, which I'm happy with. But out of the saddle, I'd prefer to push with one foot and pull with the other, to a degree, to share the...
09-24-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

I'm doing the RPM tonight. I thought it was half...

I'm doing the RPM tonight. I thought it was half an hour, like the Sprint, but is 45 mins.
The last 15 kills ya! It helps enormously if you turn up 10 minutes late.
Don't mind the music so much,...
09-22-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

Thank you. Awesome Ann is the one to ask; she's...

Thank you. Awesome Ann is the one to ask; she's an instructor par excellence, and a physio too. Goes like a train . . .damn, me and my big mouth . . .
09-22-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By peterws

Spinning (gym) bikes

OK. I do this Las Mills stuff, regularly; it seems to suit my old legs quite well at the moment. But; particularly during a "sprint" class, one has to propel those pedals at a great rate of knots. ...
09-20-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By peterws

Certainly do. But I also have a sloping crossbar...

Certainly do. But I also have a sloping crossbar (meaning I need a very long seat post) so I can lean the bike towards me and step over it, but not too easily.
09-20-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By peterws

Oh, well. My literary skills obviously don't...

Oh, well. My literary skills obviously don't past muster . . . . . (English shrug)
09-19-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By peterws

She neither screamed nor called the police . . ....

She neither screamed nor called the police . . . . .
09-18-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By peterws

Bike Apparel - OT/OTT

Been looking for an additional parcel for my birthday, for the wife to give me. So I went to the local branch of Halfords, to get a new rain/wind/hi-vis jacket. Looked online, but needed to feel...
09-18-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,695
Posted By peterws

Since the roads are full of potholes, I do my...

Since the roads are full of potholes, I do my riding to the gym, or to the shops on my shopper bike with man-basket. Both are excellent warm ups for well, in the second case, nothing really. Since...
03-29-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,398
Posted By peterws

i been out on my bike loads of times and nearly...

i been out on my bike loads of times and nearly fell asleep . . . . time for a three wheeler, or something more drastic . . . . I'm feeling sleepy just reading this stuff. I can't blame the dog...
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