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06-11-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By bbeasley

Mountain Bike Fitness

Hi, I'm 61 y/o and have been off my road bike for 5 years. I used to ride ~120 miles / week. A friend got killed and that's the end of riding on the street for me. I recently got a mountain bike and...
09-09-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By bbeasley

I'm new to mountain biking. Never been on a real...

I'm new to mountain biking. Never been on a real trail, hope to go on one this weekend. The section I made through the woods is too narrow and tight. I'm going to widen up the second half and make...
09-09-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By bbeasley

Backyard Trail

Started working on a trail around my old cottage.

https://youtu.be/3285cy3IKGM
09-04-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By bbeasley

"riding light", I know what it means and I'm not...

"riding light", I know what it means and I'm not there yet.
09-03-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By bbeasley

Thanks for the kind words and advice! That's my...

Thanks for the kind words and advice! That's my dream house for sure, 3 miles to downtown restaurants, city water, and most importantly cable high speed internet.

Old Girl's a movie star too,...
09-03-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By bbeasley

Introduction and a tire psi question

Hi folks,

I come from a road background, trying to learn the language of mountain bikes. The back story:

I live in this old cottage:
http://bobbeasley.com/oakhaven/frontnow.png It's on 6...
11-03-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By bbeasley

I started bike commuting in May and bought a...

I started bike commuting in May and bought a bright head light and a couple of blinkies for the rear. I've ridden several times at night but today was my first official commute in darkness. It wasn't...
11-03-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,760
Posted By bbeasley

Good luck! Please keep us updated on how you're...

Good luck! Please keep us updated on how you're doing.
11-03-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By bbeasley

Geez fellows, not a lot of good cycling news...

Geez fellows, not a lot of good cycling news here. We got to get back with the program! I didn't touch a bike this weekend, however I did commute today via bike. I'm committed to continuing my bike...
10-21-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By bbeasley

Ha, good stuff. I'm taking notes.

Ha, good stuff. I'm taking notes.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,229
Posted By bbeasley

Once I started commuting I realized I like my...

Once I started commuting I realized I like my commuting stuff way better than my weekend roadie stuff. On my weekend bike, I ditched my speed plays in favor of spds and shoes I can walk in.
10-16-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By bbeasley

It took me 4 years to lose 60 lbs. It's like...

It took me 4 years to lose 60 lbs. It's like pulling nails out of concrete. We each have to find the formula that works for us. My biggest issue is lack of weight loss motivation. I feel like...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,551
Posted By bbeasley

^ Ditto. Can't get 6 months out of it.

^ Ditto. Can't get 6 months out of it.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,575
Posted By bbeasley

I bet you're going to love that Wabi. I got a...

I bet you're going to love that Wabi. I got a Classic and after a few months I couldn't wait for the Lightning RE to come out. I enjoy them both very much. Richard builds a very smart bike.
10-15-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,498
Posted By bbeasley

Interesting thread. I love my Saturday group...

Interesting thread. I love my Saturday group rides, I've got an awesome group as they are very friendly and supportive despite my appearance and ability. I show up on my steel bike with spd's and a T...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,575
Posted By bbeasley

68.1 on the FG/SS. That gives me 19.2 MPH at a...

68.1 on the FG/SS. That gives me 19.2 MPH at a cadence of 95. That's how I roll.


Ok, that's not really how I roll, that's how I want to roll.
10-13-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By bbeasley

Wow, nice build! Great job piecing this together.

Wow, nice build! Great job piecing this together.
10-09-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,230
Posted By bbeasley

I got introduced to rollers last winter and they...

I got introduced to rollers last winter and they really helped me. For me rollers are a skill drill not a fitness or endurance building exercise. If your fit on the bike has your weight well balanced...
10-07-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By bbeasley

My favorite saddle is from Wabi at $35.00. I'll...

My favorite saddle is from Wabi at $35.00. I'll hit 5K miles this year including multiple centuries. Won't help OP as his requirement is for a width wider than Wabi makes. I've found zero correlation...
10-04-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By bbeasley

I'm using these sunglasses...

I'm using these sunglasses (http://www.dualeyewear.com/index.php/sunglasses.html) with small reading lenses in just the right place. They're specifically designed for the problem you and I have....
10-04-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By bbeasley

Li-ion Battery care

The manufacturer of my light doesn't go into details on charging. Reading on the web it appears these batteries have no memory and therefore it's better to have multiple short charges rather than one...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,764
Posted By bbeasley

I live in the flats so I commute on a SS/FG,...

I live in the flats so I commute on a SS/FG, fairly basic bike. I don't wear padded/cycling specific clothes on my 8 mile one way commute, however I did at first to toughen up. I ride 50 to 100 miles...
10-01-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,907
Posted By bbeasley

Do you take at least one day off per week? I'm 57...

Do you take at least one day off per week? I'm 57 and doing the same thing you are. If I try to ride 7 days/week I burn out in about 3 weeks and have to take several days off.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By bbeasley

I live in the tropics of South Louisiana and as...

I live in the tropics of South Louisiana and as such can relate to OPs post. I've found that wearing a Nike dri fit featherlite ball cap under my helmet solves the problem. I wear mine backwards but...
10-01-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,405
Posted By bbeasley

What a great bike! What were you riding? I'm...

What a great bike! What were you riding? I'm looking forward to your ride reports. Can I go ahead and mention "Steel is real" :)
10-01-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By bbeasley

Wow, great job! I get so motivated when folks...

Wow, great job! I get so motivated when folks take action to make their lives better. Thanks for sharing!
10-01-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By bbeasley

Great job!

Great job!
10-01-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By bbeasley

Sounds good to me. I live 1 block from the...

Sounds good to me. I live 1 block from the alligator farm filmed by Swamp People.

I'm also surprised at my low heart rate. Cardio was fine, legs okay, just ran out of energy and wanted to quit.
09-29-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By bbeasley

I guess bikes are no different than race cars....

I guess bikes are no different than race cars. Rotating mass is more crucial than static mass? Good job!
09-29-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,772
Posted By bbeasley

~ 8 y/o Schwinn Sting Ray with 2 speed kick back...

~ 8 y/o Schwinn Sting Ray with 2 speed kick back hub. Reason: a bit too old for the tricycle
~ 13 y/0 Schwinn Varsity 10 speed. Reason: Parents bought it for me.
53 y/o Schwinn BSO cruiser....
09-29-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By bbeasley

Congratulations! I want to be like you when I...

Congratulations! I want to be like you when I grow up :)
09-28-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By bbeasley

HaHa! What a great title.

HaHa! What a great title.
09-28-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By bbeasley

Yes

Yes
09-28-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By bbeasley

Sub 5 1/2 hour century ride report

This is my favorite century I do every year. (http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/600209280) 4 friends and I decided to take a shot at doing it in less than 5.5 hours. We just made it by a few...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,776
Posted By bbeasley

I've got a set of Conti GP 4000s' that have 4,200...

I've got a set of Conti GP 4000s' that have 4,200 miles and counting. Wear indicators are still visible. Rider weight matters, I'm ~190.
09-23-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 37,076
Posted By bbeasley

Wow, I went to the Strava BF Clyde club and the...

Wow, I went to the Strava BF Clyde club and the price of poker has gone way up. Click on Average Speed, there's some nice numbers up there.

Here's to you fast guys, great job!
09-23-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,838
Posted By bbeasley

Welcome to BF! I've got a 6'6" friend who...

Welcome to BF!

I've got a 6'6" friend who bought the KHS 747. He got the longer cranks and loves them, not sure if they're appropriate at 6'3". I guess it depends on inseam? The bike seems like a...
09-23-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By bbeasley

^hahahahahahaha

^hahahahahahaha
09-22-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,418
Posted By bbeasley

Down 180 to sub Clyde...... fantastic! ...

Down 180 to sub Clyde...... fantastic!

Thanks for sharing, these success stories are so inspirational.
09-22-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,515
Posted By bbeasley

Ha, great job! Way to finish strong.

Ha, great job! Way to finish strong.
09-22-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By bbeasley

Whew, have I got work to do....

Whew, have I got work to do. (http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/572073545)
09-22-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Posted By bbeasley

First take on Flo Cycling's 30mm wheels

My low spoke count Bontrager's finally got tired after 11K miles of hauling my fat ass around. I just got a set of Flo 30s. They come in standard and clyde spoke counts. I'm below their clyde cutoff,...
09-22-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By bbeasley

Uh Oh, wait till our buddy IBOHUNT reads this.......

Uh Oh, wait till our buddy IBOHUNT reads this.... you're in trouble for sure. He accepts no excuses for not climbing hills. He's on me like white on rice. :)
09-22-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By bbeasley

^ Words of wisdom!

^ Words of wisdom!
09-22-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By bbeasley

That sucks, for me clothes never lie. If I can...

That sucks, for me clothes never lie. If I can wear Nike Large, I'm under 195. If the Large doesn't fit it's all bad.
09-21-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By bbeasley

Congratulations! Way to hang in there, got to be...

Congratulations! Way to hang in there, got to be a huge confidence boost
Forum: Commuting
09-18-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By bbeasley

Another vote for JoeyBike, I live close and...

Another vote for JoeyBike, I live close and recognize many of the streets he lights up. I tried today to do a 20 MPH JoeyBike commute. I didn't quite make it, when I do, JoeyBike's getting a PM :)
09-18-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By bbeasley

It's a Columbus steel Wabi designed for..... you...

It's a Columbus steel Wabi designed for..... you guessed it 23s.
09-18-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,673
Posted By bbeasley

Yeah, I'm a dufus. The way I caught it was by...

Yeah, I'm a dufus. The way I caught it was by jumping on the rollers with the resistance set at zero. If there's something wrong you'll know it quick, sometimes after a quick trip to the garage floor.
09-18-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By bbeasley

Brakes with more clearance for tire height

I bought a frame set and swapped my 105 components over from a previous bike. Works great with 23mm tires. When I went to 25mm tires, the rear tire just rubs the center of the brake arch.

I don't...
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