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10-29-14, 06:34 AM
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Views: 25,522
Posted By airbrake

Red 2013 Townie

Red 2013 Townie
10-29-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 25,522
Posted By airbrake

414677

414677
01-26-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,208
Posted By airbrake

I recently had a colonoscopy and yes the prep was...

I recently had a colonoscopy and yes the prep was the worst. I did enjoy the pineapple jello! In fact I left the hospital about 10 am and walked five miles after lunch. They found internal roids...
09-10-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,660
Posted By airbrake

I have a 2006 Townie 21d that I have ridden over...

I have a 2006 Townie 21d that I have ridden over 6000 miles. I have made quite a few changes over the years. The best thing was changing the cassette to a 11-34. if I change it again it will be...
01-22-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,625
Posted By airbrake

I have a Townie 21 I got 7/06, have about 5500...

I have a Townie 21 I got 7/06, have about 5500 miles on it. It is a heavy beast, 40 some pounds with accessories. More than twice the weight of my Cannondale. I changed the cassette to a 11-34 and...
12-29-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,851
Posted By airbrake

There is a side benefit to using a cpap, at least...

There is a side benefit to using a cpap, at least for me there is. I have had mine about 4 yrs and I dream like crazy. Every night is like going to the movies! I guess it's the result of spending...
12-22-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,904
Posted By airbrake

When I joined the forum I was riding an Electra...

When I joined the forum I was riding an Electra Townie, A bike that is ridden in the "sit up and beg" position. That combined with my widebody build made me an airbrake.
08-15-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,698
Posted By airbrake

Before I had a stand I got some 1/8" steel rod...

Before I had a stand I got some 1/8" steel rod and slid some rubber hose onto it. Then I bent it into S hooks about 18" long. I used them to suspend the bike from my garage door rails.
06-21-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By airbrake

I'm not convinced that us middle aged clydes...

I'm not convinced that us middle aged clydes getting fitted by a shop that specializes in racerboys is a good fit. We ride in the real world. Keep the brooks if you liked it before. Old school baby!
05-15-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,192
Posted By airbrake

Our local nursing home gives each guy a Viagra...

Our local nursing home gives each guy a Viagra before bed. It keeps them from rolling out and hurting themselves.
04-20-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By airbrake

I left my bike in the driveway one day. That...

I left my bike in the driveway one day. That evening I went out to put it in the garage and it was 13 miles.
And no I don't live on a Texas ranch!
04-20-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By airbrake

My LBS was a Trek Dealer for 14 yrs till they...

My LBS was a Trek Dealer for 14 yrs till they started telling him how to run his
business. What to stock, where to put it, what to stop selling etc. He sent em packing.
Another shop in town had...
03-04-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By airbrake

It seems it would be like recording off radio,...

It seems it would be like recording off radio, since unlike the good old days of Napster you can't go after a specific song. you get whatever comes. All I know is you get music you like without...
03-04-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By airbrake

For you pandora fans. Don't ask me how this all...

For you pandora fans. Don't ask me how this all works as my computer geek son set it up for me. Google pandoras jar. This program allows you to save any or all of what you hear on pandora as mp3's....
02-03-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By airbrake

I have a stationary recumbent and that should be...

I have a stationary recumbent and that should be no problem. Not much chance of falling off unless you doze off.
02-03-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By airbrake

staehpi1, how did your surgery go? I go in the...

staehpi1, how did your surgery go? I go in the 11th for the cuttin n grindin. I had a mri and arthrogram last week. It was funny, you know how your mind starts working, believing maybe it's not that...
01-26-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,483
Posted By airbrake

Those of us who are retired and no longer work...

Those of us who are retired and no longer work for a living get zip, zero, nada. Of course, I hardly pay any taxes so I guess that's fair.
01-24-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,856
Posted By airbrake

There is a club here called the romeo club....

There is a club here called the romeo club. (retired old men eating out) They are ages about 70-91. Once a week (in summer) they take about a 15 mile ride and then eat lunch. It's cool to see them,...
01-19-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

Never race a fat man downhill.

Never race a fat man downhill.
01-19-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By airbrake

Heres one that his home ...

Heres one that his home http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=12574475
01-18-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

I am USPS retired. One day I was emptying the...

I am USPS retired. One day I was emptying the mailbox at the court house. My neighbor, a county comissioner came by and as we were saying hi a big bang coming from the direction of the post office....
01-18-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

A little background on that idiot line. We have a...

A little background on that idiot line. We have a guy here who is kind of an activist gadfly type. A friend of mine was at one of the casinos up north and was talking to a bartender who asked where...
01-18-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

Thanks, it was that or "never race a fat man...

Thanks, it was that or "never race a fat man downhill" :)
01-18-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

Big Paulie, I swear you have a picture for every...

Big Paulie, I swear you have a picture for every occasion. Do you have a collection or do you look for something appropriate when you need it?
01-18-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By airbrake

At 59 I am in the middle of the choices, does...

At 59 I am in the middle of the choices, does that mean I'm middle aged?...Only halfway there:eek:
01-18-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By airbrake

I thought I would like a tri cross so I rode one...

I thought I would like a tri cross so I rode one right after I road a couple of roubaixs. I thought it was gonna beat me to death.
01-15-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,295
Posted By airbrake

Looks like we will soon have to go to the living...

Looks like we will soon have to go to the living car free forum to read the exploits of DG.
01-14-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By airbrake

I'm slushed in :(

I'm slushed in :(
01-13-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By airbrake

It's only on the hd discovery channel...for now

It's only on the hd discovery channel...for now
01-13-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By airbrake

Bump...tonight's the night.

Bump...tonight's the night.
01-11-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By airbrake

Thanks, it could be a while as these guys are...

Thanks, it could be a while as these guys are pretty busy. I hope to get both sides wrapped up asap.
01-11-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By airbrake

I'm interested in this subject as well. I have an...

I'm interested in this subject as well. I have an appointment 1/24 to probably get the ball rolling toward a surgery for persistent bursitis. The surgery is called subacromial decompression. the...
01-08-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By airbrake

I have those tights, they feel good, are warm...

I have those tights, they feel good, are warm down into the twenties so far. They do run a tad bit small. I wear 38 pants and the tights are xl's They are snug but that's the nature of the beast.
01-08-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

I took a short cut home from the car dealer...

I took a short cut home from the car dealer yesterday. I live within 3 miles of where I grew up. I was within 5 miles of my house. I found a large lake I had never, ever heard of with a charming...
01-07-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By airbrake

Bicycles on TV alert

Sunday the 13th on discovery HD there is a show about two "regular Joe" cyclists who train with the Discovery team, then ride one of the stages of the TDF. (not during the race) The previews looked...
01-07-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

Geez how did I forget motorcycles! 7 of em over...

Geez how did I forget motorcycles! 7 of em over 35yrs. Sold my last one in 06. In 2005, my first year retired I only rode my goldwing 1500 miles. I ride the bicycles more than that. When you crash...
01-07-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,630
Posted By airbrake

So what hobbies/passions have you given up?

Since we are here we are obviously into bikes. What have you been into in the past that have went by the wayside. I have several. Running, at one point I ran 366 straight days. Took a day off and...
12-30-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,173
Posted By airbrake

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan and it hauls bikes...

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan and it hauls bikes easily. It's not exciting, but it's practical. I find this thread interesting in that almost none of these vehicles are available locally. I don't even...
12-24-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,669
Posted By airbrake

Heres my problem...short legs. I tried on some...

Heres my problem...short legs. I tried on some PI's and they were literally around my kneecaps.
12-23-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,208
Posted By airbrake

I've had a townie 21 for a year and a half and...

I've had a townie 21 for a year and a half and about 4000 mi. It has fenders and a rack. I changed the cassette from 14-34 to 11-34, and changed to 26x1.5 100# tires, big improvement. so far I had to...
12-19-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By airbrake

Brian, when I was shopping I rode this and a...

Brian, when I was shopping I rode this and a couple cf specialized bikes. Then I rode an aluminum bike and it about beat me to death. I got back on my electra townie with fat tires and a suspension...
12-17-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,278
Posted By airbrake

Been there-done that. I graduated in 66. The...

Been there-done that. I graduated in 66. The girls had swimsuits, but us guys were buck nekkid. In the lower high school grades there is a big difference in developement and some guys were pretty...
12-17-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By airbrake

Here it is (I hope) 2008 Synapse 3 carbon full...

Here it is (I hope) 2008 Synapse 3 carbon full ultegra. yes I know the stem is weird, yes I know the dork disc is almost as big as a zipp wheel, and no, I didn't know the piping on the seat bag was...
11-18-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,236
Posted By airbrake

I got bike shorts and tights in the last 6 weeks...

I got bike shorts and tights in the last 6 weeks or so. This week I am at my sons and brought the bike along but not the bike clothes. I can't believe how uncomfortable it is riding in jeans now.
11-13-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,733
Posted By airbrake

I'm in northeastern lower Michigan on Lake Huron...

I'm in northeastern lower Michigan on Lake Huron right by the first knuckle of the index finger.
10-29-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By airbrake

I have been clipless about two weeks. I had my...

I have been clipless about two weeks. I had my first fall a couple days ago. I was lucky, there were no witnesses! I cruised into the garage with my right side uncliped and somehow tipped over to my...
10-20-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By airbrake

I rescued two young swans that got into a chain...

I rescued two young swans that got into a chain link fence along the bikepath. Someone had cut the fence and folded it back against itsself and the little ones got between and couldn't get back with...
10-14-07, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By airbrake

I have a bar end type on a comfort bike that...

I have a bar end type on a comfort bike that works great. I rode a borrowed rode bike for a couple weeks that didn't have one and that was bad. I have bad shoulders and don't look behind me so well....
10-07-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By airbrake

Our first granddaughter had a little Schwinn 2...

Our first granddaughter had a little Schwinn 2 wheeler waiting when she come home from the hospital. That was from her uncle. We got her a pink Schwinn trike for her second birthday in Feb. She was...
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