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06-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Terex

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out...

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out in about 2009. Great historical account. I liked Balf's book "The Last River" better.
06-12-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,182
Posted By Terex

My nom de net started years ago when I signed...

My nom de net started years ago when I signed into a mountain bike forum. Terex was the earthmoving equipment division of General Motors and their headquarters was originally located in a town where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,995
Posted By Terex

Didn't everyone have this discussion 20 years ago...

Didn't everyone have this discussion 20 years ago re mountain bikes? I still have my Titus Racer X with mech discs and they still work great. Hydros have always worked a little better, but with a...
04-09-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,417
Posted By Terex

Left pinky, maybe 20% angle. Started about 15...

Left pinky, maybe 20% angle. Started about 15 years ago and stabilized. Recently noted development in right palm. Will try to see a specialist at some point this year. Other than my pinky folding...
04-09-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,446
Posted By Terex

Hey Bill! I stopped to poke around and saw this...

Hey Bill! I stopped to poke around and saw this thread. Hope you are doing well. All going pretty well for me. My wife retired over the summer and we've been traveling in the west and plan to do...
11-25-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,396
Posted By Terex

"Old Timers" - people posting here never...

"Old Timers" - people posting here never change.
10-05-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,969
Posted By Terex

Absent other complicating factors, there is no...

Absent other complicating factors, there is no reason not to get your problem fixed. Great improvements have been made over that last 10 years and risks of not getting ablation surgery are far...
10-05-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By Terex

Our bikes. Next stop - north rim of the Grand...

Our bikes. Next stop - north rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,334
Posted By Terex

Similar here. My wife and I are life long Browns...

Similar here. My wife and I are life long Browns fans. Sorry for your loss. ;)
09-23-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Terex

Sorry about your crash. Sometimes you just can't...

Sorry about your crash. Sometimes you just can't avoid stuff. Hope your recovery goes well.
Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By Terex

Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly...

Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly irritating if I'm not.
09-08-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By Terex

My wife had a Quick (I forget which model) and it...

My wife had a Quick (I forget which model) and it constantly needed the brakes and derailleur adjusted. If your bike stays solid on the adjustments, it will probably be fine.
09-08-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By Terex

My wife and I have carbon fiber Specialized...

My wife and I have carbon fiber Specialized StumpJumper 6Fatties. 3" tires, quality drop seat post, and reasonably light for how robust the bikes are. You can ride over most anything on these...
08-28-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,261
Posted By Terex

As bnewberry said, it's not too slow, but it will...

As bnewberry said, it's not too slow, but it will take you a while. As part of my caution on preparation, in addition to just the extra miles, at 14 mph you will be seated on your bike, out in the...
08-13-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,131
Posted By Terex

If I continue to get back in shape, I may come...

If I continue to get back in shape, I may come down from Taos sometime (realistically next year) and join the ride. I'd drive down with my trailer and camp overnight in the area.
08-13-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,279
Posted By Terex

Yep, it really depends on the group. I've lead...

Yep, it really depends on the group. I've lead groups of 20 strong, considerate, riders averaging 25+ MPH and it's been like a beautiful current in the ocean. My usual choice - about 5 friends...
08-13-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,456
Posted By Terex

"carbon wonder bike" "privileged" - another...

"carbon wonder bike" "privileged" - another totally neutral response.
08-12-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,261
Posted By Terex

You need to be able to ride at least 70 miles in...

You need to be able to ride at least 70 miles in one gulp without serious discomfort. There's something about the 65-70 mi. threshold that triggers a change in energy transfer systems within your...
08-12-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,456
Posted By Terex

I've been yelled at by old guys (younger than me)...

I've been yelled at by old guys (younger than me) when I passed them at three times their speed on the road and gave them 10' of lateral space. Some people just like to yell. Don't get me started...
08-12-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,793
Posted By Terex

People who worry about things like this are...

People who worry about things like this are elderly.
08-12-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,279
Posted By Terex

Meh, I've fired whole groups of people mid-ride,...

Meh, I've fired whole groups of people mid-ride, telling them off, making it extremely clear exactly why they are dangerous idiots. No biggie. Find another group and move on. In my experience, the...
07-17-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,550
Posted By Terex

Maybe for most running without a lot of elevation...

Maybe for most running without a lot of elevation gain, but not for cycling. Just google "bicycle hill climb intervals" without the parens. Think in terms of high watts, not high speed. And if I...
07-10-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Terex

Looks like you don't even need to go custom. ...

Looks like you don't even need to go custom.

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07-10-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Terex

I've learned that it's best to drop my seat every...

I've learned that it's best to drop my seat every time I have a planned dismount on my mtn bike. Really makes it easier to get back on and get going. Like unclipping, it becomes habit pretty...
07-09-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Terex

My wife has similar mobility issues (new knee,...

My wife has similar mobility issues (new knee, achy hip), and we bought her a really nice mtn. bike for riding forest roads. Fat tires (3"), pretty light weight (for a mtn. bike), step through frame...
07-05-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,076
Posted By Terex

Half clips sound like a good starting point in...

Half clips sound like a good starting point in your situation. Easier to get in/out if you have mobility issues. If you like them, you can always get full clips. Full clips aren't efficient unless...
07-05-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By Terex

Good, hope it was just a glitch. I've done a...

Good, hope it was just a glitch. I've done a short ride in NJ in that kind of weather and had to call my wife pick me up and I've also done 100 mi. ride with a heat index of 107 and was fine,...
07-04-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By Terex

If its happened before it could be...

If its happened before it could be exercise/dehydration induced arrhythmia. Any arrhythmia is potentially deadly. You should bring this up with your physician. Have you had a stress test recently?...
06-28-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Terex

Not crazy at all, but not everyone has lovely,...

Not crazy at all, but not everyone has lovely, smooth, flat wooded trails to ride on. Your are lucky! Just park your bike in a different area of the garage - road bikes are arrogant and probably...
06-28-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,682
Posted By Terex

Like Caloso said, mobility issues are one area. ...

Like Caloso said, mobility issues are one area. Being able to turn your head quickly/fully is an issue with normal aging. Maybe the biggest limitation, fitness aside, is the ability to focus...
06-28-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Terex

I was looking forward to turning 60 for the same...

I was looking forward to turning 60 for the same reason. I was going to start TT'ing too, but life changed and my cycling dropped off. It may be better where you are, but when I was still fast and...
06-28-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By Terex

Sorry you're having problems. I agree with the...

Sorry you're having problems. I agree with the advice of others re saddles. If you're near Princeton, go see Jason at Halter Cycles in Montgomery, north of Princeton. Intersection of 206 and 518.
06-28-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Terex

Depends on the clamping mechanism. You don't...

Depends on the clamping mechanism. You don't want any metal in contact with the carbon and you don't want to exceed compression tolerance. I wouldn't clamp anything to one of my CF bikes.
06-28-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Terex

Keep up the good work! My wife and I bought our...

Keep up the good work! My wife and I bought our first real road bikes when she was going to Ohio Northern in Ada in the early '70's. The worst thing about riding out there was the wind.
06-23-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By Terex

Lots of good advice re seeing medical...

Lots of good advice re seeing medical professionals. I just posted this reference on another thread. I personally think its a great resource for building core strength that contributes to overall...
06-23-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Terex

The exercises detailed in the following book are...

The exercises detailed in the following book are pretty wonderful for back issues. It addresses core strength and how to develop your core to prevent back problems. Helps relieve them too if...
06-23-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,635
Posted By Terex

Yep - you totally fit the profile. But what a...

Yep - you totally fit the profile. But what a great life! Just don't move to high altitude (I'm at 7600'). That's another real stressor for heart issues. With any luck, you'll drop dead on your...
06-18-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,635
Posted By Terex

Our situations may or may not be the same. I'm 67...

Our situations may or may not be the same. I'm 67 and had afib for the last 2-3 years. I was on Metoprolol and Flecainide with Xeralto for a blood thinner. I had heart ablation surgery in February...
05-15-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By Terex

If you're riding A rides and hanging with the big...

If you're riding A rides and hanging with the big boys, it depends on the roads you're riding. Lots of flat'ish roads or lots of climbing? When I was riding in NJ, I had two bikes. One bike with...
05-15-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,575
Posted By Terex

As I've said for years - you need to ride more. ;)

As I've said for years - you need to ride more. ;)
05-13-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,575
Posted By Terex

Totally agree with all. In addition to yoga and...

Totally agree with all. In addition to yoga and pilates courses to build my core strength and breathing technique, I spent many hours on a Keiser spin bike in front of a mirror, churning out massive...
05-13-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,042
Posted By Terex

I agree. I used one at Princeton Fitness in NJ...

I agree. I used one at Princeton Fitness in NJ and bought one when we moved to New Mexico. People who say that spin bikes are to be avoided have never used them effectively. When I was riding a...
05-02-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,527
Posted By Terex

Best wishes to both of you. In addition to music...

Best wishes to both of you. In addition to music and visual cues, try various familiar smells. Smells can be one of the strongest memory links there are. Although professional testing equipment is...
04-18-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,233
Posted By Terex

Our kids live on the west coast (CA), east coast...

Our kids live on the west coast (CA), east coast (NC) and Russia. Some families are very location centric, others not. Our kids were thrilled when we moved to New Mexico because it's way more fun...
04-17-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By Terex

Good stuff! When we lived in NJ north of...

Good stuff! When we lived in NJ north of Princeton, there were lots of gravel options. I rode in the Hell of Hunterdon a couple of times. They've moved the start location to the VFW hall right...
04-17-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Terex

That's great! Our attempt started and ended in...

That's great! Our attempt started and ended in the summer of '74.
04-17-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,697
Posted By Terex

If you would enjoy the process, you really should...

If you would enjoy the process, you really should get one. I went to a power meter seminar a few years ago and realized that a big part of my bike riding enjoyment was self awareness,...
04-17-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Terex

Hope you have better luck with the tandem than my...

Hope you have better luck with the tandem than my wife and I did. We sold our 10-speeds and bought a Gitane tandem the first year we were married. The tandem didn't last the summer, but we'll be...
04-13-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,118
Posted By Terex

I'm pretty good at managing risk. Here's the...

I'm pretty good at managing risk. Here's the evening I met folks for a group ride a couple miles west from home, evaluated the risk, said "Goodbye", rode home as fast as I could, and got into the...
02-11-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,400
Posted By Terex

As others have hinted....tubeless. I ride my...

As others have hinted....tubeless. I ride my mtn. bike in northern NM and haven't had a flat with tubeless tires. I have things like cactus and industrial strength goat head stickers to contend...
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