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Where can I get a Jure Robic T-shirt?

I was (and still am) a big Jure Robic fan. His recent death was a heartbreaking tragedy for all who followed his spectacular distance racing exploits. I went to the RAAM website store, looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By trmcgeehan

Anyone know where I can buy a Robic shirt? I...

Anyone know where I can buy a Robic shirt? I checked the RAAM site,but didn't see one. Robic was my hero. I've been following him ever since the NY Times article back in 2006. I just bought the...
07-04-09, 05:35 AM
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Posted By trmcgeehan

What Happened To Jure Robic?

I didn't see what happened to Jure Robic in the 2009 RAAM. It looked like he was leading with only a few miles to go, but then dropped out. Wahoppen? Tom McGeehan, Somerset, KY
07-04-09, 05:23 AM
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Posted By trmcgeehan

What Happened to Jure Robic?

What happened to Jure Robic in the Race Across America? It looks like he dropped out while leading with only 50 miles to go. I tried to find out on the RAAM website, but didn't see anything. Tom...
05-25-09, 06:09 AM
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Views: 850
Posted By trmcgeehan

When You're 70, Don't Think You're King Kong!

I am 70, and I ride a rather heavy Fuji Tourer, which weighs around 37 pounds ready to roll. I was attempting to climb a steep road leading up to some railroad tracks when I ran out of steam. I...
05-25-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,642,827
Posted By trmcgeehan

No trouble with sidewalk riding

I live in a small Kentucky town, and often ride 2-3 blocks to the bank or post office using the sidewalk. Early in the morning, the sidewalks aren't in heavy use, but the car traffic on the narrow...
05-25-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,483
Posted By trmcgeehan

Never without a mirror!

I never ride without a bar-end mirror. I like to see who's coming up behind me and be able to take evasive action if necessary. This has saved me more than once over the past 20 years. When I go...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,193
Posted By trmcgeehan

Saddle bags are the answer!

I have a Fuji Tourer with a stout back rack. I bought two saddle bags from my LBS. They hook over the top of the rack and have an elastic cord on the bottom to keep the bag from flapping. You can...
02-20-08, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By trmcgeehan

Watch out for skin cancer! It can kill you!

Last summer, I noticed an unusual small, red mark on my left forearm. It was smaller than a dime in size, and appeared to be getting smaller. Then I noticed it was changing color, from red to...
04-27-07, 04:28 PM
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Views: 3,223
Posted By trmcgeehan

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, at the Aerobics Center in...

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, at the Aerobics Center in Texas, says you should aim for a heart rate of 75% of your maximum, which is 220 minus your age. He said if you do this 3-4 times a week, for at least...
Forum: Recumbent
04-27-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By trmcgeehan

Arm powered bent

I saw a great thing while on a rails to trails path in Jacksonville, FL recently. I was moving along at about 15 mph, and here this guy in an arm powered bent blows right past me. I finally caught...
04-27-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,955
Posted By trmcgeehan

Eat a banana every day. It reduces your chances...

Eat a banana every day. It reduces your chances of cramping in extreme heat. A construction guy told me this. If he doesn't eat a banana every morning, he cramps up by mid-afternoon on a hot day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By trmcgeehan

I have a Fuji Tourer. Best bike I have ever...

I have a Fuji Tourer. Best bike I have ever owned. Handles great. Fuji has been making bikes for over 100 years, and very well.
04-27-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,453
Posted By trmcgeehan

I attend a charismatic church. I do ride to...

I attend a charismatic church. I do ride to church occasionally, and wheel the bike into the lobby and park it in the office section. It's about 10 miles round trip. My wife, a non-biker, usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-07, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26,589
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Posted By trmcgeehan

A Fuji Tourer. Best bike I ever owned. Weighs...

A Fuji Tourer. Best bike I ever owned. Weighs 36 pounds ready to roll. It goes like hell downhill!
03-01-07, 09:24 PM
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Views: 1,646
Posted By trmcgeehan

Ten miles

Ten miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By trmcgeehan

1980 Univega

I still have and ride a 1980 Univega I bought new in Pacific Beach, CA. Paid $200 for it. A fortune at the time. It still rides great!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 29,654
Posted By trmcgeehan

Wadda you do when a front tire blows at 51.9 mph?

Wadda you do when a front tire blows at 51.9 mph?
03-01-07, 08:51 PM
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Posted By trmcgeehan

Nicotine delivery through your toes?

I am a sub teacher at a high school where a large percentage (boys and girls) dip snuff. The school administration is trying to crack down on this bad habit, but they have run into a problem. Now...
Forum: Foo
02-16-07, 04:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,683
Posted By trmcgeehan

You can say what you want against smoking. I...

You can say what you want against smoking. I LOVE smoking, but I don't want to die from it. I quit in 1975. But if I ever find myself in prison with a death sentence ahead of me, guess what my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-07, 04:13 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,810
Posted By trmcgeehan

Speaking about NASCAR cheating, the late, great...

Speaking about NASCAR cheating, the late, great NASCAR mechanic Smokey Yunick was very adept at finding loopholes in the rule book. One time after he won a major race, inspectors pulled his fuel...
01-08-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,623
Posted By trmcgeehan

Take a look at Fuji

Take a look at the Fuji line. Fuji has been building bikes for 110 years, and they are quality. I recently bought a Fuji Tourer, and it's the best bike I've ever had. I paid $950 for it, but I'm...
01-08-07, 05:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By trmcgeehan

A milestone!

Congrats! This is definitely a milestone in your cycling career. How was your butt? ;-0
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-07, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,147
Posted By trmcgeehan

You need a new bike!

Most of the touring company brochures recommend a new bike for a long haul, such as across the country. I recently bought a Fuji Tourer for around $950. It has everything you need -- braze-ons, rear...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-07, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By trmcgeehan

Zip ties

What did we do before zip ties and bungie cords?
01-07-07, 06:35 AM
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Views: 677
Posted By trmcgeehan

I cashed in my IRA for a new Fuji!

Financial counselors would advise against it, but I recently cashed in my SEP-IRA to buy a new Fuji touring bike. I had the IRA for many years, and only had $2,000 in it, but it never seemed to grow...
01-07-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,394
Posted By trmcgeehan

I made my mileage goal in '06!

Proud to report I made my mileage goal in '06. I rode 1,802.3 miles. In '05, I went 1800.4. For '07, I am shooting for 2200 miles, the equivalent of across the USA. Making the '06 goal wasn't a...
01-07-07, 06:19 AM
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Views: 3,417
Posted By trmcgeehan

Destroyed Madone

This summer, I was admiring a guy's Trek Madone in a parking lot before a Bowling Green, KY club ride. He told me this was the second Madone he owned in one week! Seems the first Madone was...
01-07-07, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By trmcgeehan

I drove Daytona in a Dodge Dart

Back in the 60's, I got to drive a little Dodge Dart rental car around the Daytona Speedway. I went into the 31 degree first turn flat-out (about 90 mph), but I couldn't stay up on the banking at...
12-24-06, 06:08 AM
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Views: 6,523
Posted By trmcgeehan

Always watch their front wheels!

When you're at a red light along side a car, I don't pay any attention to which way the driver is looking to determine if he is going to turn left or right or go straight ahead. I look at the...
12-23-06, 04:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,730
Posted By trmcgeehan

At a red light, stay behind the waiting cars

I used to love passing a whole bunch of cars waiting at a red light and move to the front of the line. I was making a statement about how my bike can show up the gas hogs. But then I realized all...
12-23-06, 03:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,394
Posted By trmcgeehan

Don't knock 2200 miles!

Digital: You done real good! Remember, 2200 miles is across the U.S., from San Diego to Charleston, SC, the shortest distance across the continent. My goal for this year was 2200, but I am only at...
12-23-06, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By trmcgeehan

Any such thang as a blood pressure monitor?

I know there are heart monitors, but is there any such thing as a bike blood pressure monitor? At 68, I have recently been having trouble with my blood pressure spiking. Normally, it is around...
12-23-06, 03:49 AM
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Views: 696
Posted By trmcgeehan

Thanques, Retro. Good tip!

Thanques, Retro. Good tip!
12-22-06, 05:24 AM
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Posted By trmcgeehan

New brake pads squeak

I just bought some new front and rear brake pads for my Fuji Tourer from my local Trek dealer, and installed them correctly (I think). The rear pads don't squeak, but the front ones do. I checked...
12-02-06, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,672
Posted By trmcgeehan

I know your purists will take exception, but when...

I know your purists will take exception, but when I have a slow leak or even a total flat, I put a pressurized can of tire sealer in my road tire. It does the trick, and doesn't foul the valve. ...
Forum: Foo
12-02-06, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By trmcgeehan

Wine affects my sleep

As I understand it, many wines have preservatives, and I believe they keep me awake. I can get to sleep okay, but I wake up around 3 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. But when I don't drink wine,...
12-02-06, 06:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,772
Posted By trmcgeehan

10 mph is my average

I am 68, and my usual road ride on my Fuji Tourer is 15 miles over rolling hill terrain. If I can average 10 mph, I am satisfied. Ten years ago, I was averaging12-13 mph over the same course. I...
12-02-06, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,747
Posted By trmcgeehan

Death

Death is nature's way of telling us to slow down. ;-)
12-02-06, 05:57 AM
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Views: 1,893
Posted By trmcgeehan

Spleen removed. Cost: $40,000

Be careful out there. A 27 year old friend of mine was going about 10 mph in the rain on his mountain bike. He was pushing heavily on the pedals when he missed a shift and went over the handlebars,...
12-02-06, 05:47 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 81,445
Posted By trmcgeehan

I have a 2006 Fuji Touring, best bike I have ever...

I have a 2006 Fuji Touring, best bike I have ever owned. The wheelbase is 3" longer than a standard road bike, and this sure does help absorb the bumps. I also have a 1980 Ross which I take out...
10-08-06, 03:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By trmcgeehan

26 year old wheels

I bought a new Univega road bike in California in 1980, and I still ride it. I've never had even a broken spoke.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-06, 03:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,784
Posted By trmcgeehan

Running vs Cycling

I ran for about 30 years before I developed arthritis in my knees. I switched to cycling, and this has been good for my knee flexibility. I like running better than cycling because you can run just...
09-23-06, 03:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,005
Posted By trmcgeehan

Max heart rate 125

I'm 68, and my max heart rate is supposed to be 152. I can't seem to get my heart rate over 125, even on the steepest hills. My resting heart rate, before arising in the morning, is in the low 50's.
09-16-06, 04:17 AM
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Views: 679
Posted By trmcgeehan

A cycling mayor is good news

My wife and I visit DC once or twice a year, and we always bring our bikes. We ride the Potomac River trail from Mt. Vernon to DC. It's about 15 miles one way. A bike is the best way to see the DC...
09-16-06, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By trmcgeehan

Still miss SD!

I left San Diego in 1989, and I still miss it. Here in Kentucky, there are very few cyclists, and all people talk about is golf, cattle, hogs and Jesus!
Forum: Touring
09-16-06, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By trmcgeehan

Sorry for your loss

Wells: Sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure it was almost as bad as losing a beloved pet. I am interested in knowing how the garage fire started? I have a 100 year old garage with more stuff...
08-27-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,308
Posted By trmcgeehan

Genuine parts

I bought genuine Volvo parts from a Volvo dealer. I live in a small town, and no one knows how to work on Volvos. So I have to use the dealer. They always do the job right, but they are expensive.
08-27-06, 03:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,308
Posted By trmcgeehan

$900 Volvo Fuel Pump!

I have a '93 Volvo wagon with 223,000 miles on it. The original fuel pump finally went out, and I soon learrned Volvos have TWO fuel pumps, one in the tank and one under the car. So I replaced both...
08-19-06, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By trmcgeehan

Inflate, Inflate, Inflate!

Sounds like you may be running your "tars" (as we say in Kentucky) under-inflated. Are you getting pinch flats (two holes in the tube like a snake bite)? Since I have been running my tires 10%...
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