bike advise

Originally Posted by Chameli:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
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All I know is at 146, any bike is not worth it. Better spend the money on a a pair of sneakers. Your daughter seem to have inherited her daddy's  smarts and not your pound foolish!!

  I am thankful that they all seem to have his smarts and his good looks too

 

bie i am not going to the Tour de France...jes around the block and maybe the 5KM to work eventually....

and hey, the bike was 250...i got it at 150 with another 10% off due to my link up at the store

it is not about professional vs non professional biking. It is not even a Mercedes vs an Urkelmobile. It is about usability. A professional bike costs 25 top 30 thousand. My bikes 7K each if I were to pay for them ( comp per Trek)

 

Usability means the components you use to shift gear the crank and chainrings and the weight. You will get crappy shifters that drive you crazy if you buy below 500. You Will get chainrings and gear systems that will wear out in a few months and will begin to trip. Fixing will cost at minimum as much as you paid for the bike. Additionally, your bike will be close to 50 lbs. A 500k bike will be around 17 lbs.

 

Again, you needed to have shopped smart. You threw away your money. Shopping smart means you buy a 500 dollar bike and it will come with known, durable gears and chainrings et al ( termed components which are what makes a bike worth riding) that will make biking secondary and where the bike takes you the primary thing you think about when you say your are going riding.

Cham, 28 years ago I purchased a road racing bike (Gitane), I still have it and it rides almost like new, they don't even make these bikes anymore. At that time I paid just under $800 for it.

 

Now, had I picked up a cheaper one, I wouldn't have it, or it would not be in riding condition, perhaps various parts would have been thrown on to keep it running....like poop.

 

If you will ride often it makes sense to get something good but again it's all about priorities.

Originally Posted by Chameli:

Stormborn, you know...u could make a pig fly with your argument

 

have a great day

p.s. i will try out my daughter's bike...if i like i will consider a refund

just saying....after 3 decades of loving bikes because of the great places they can take you to see where by car you would miss or simply can't go. Bikes can change your life.....good bikes that is.

cool. ok so u work..hehe. Is the seat at a good height?

 

Last Friday for the first time I rode for approx 4 1/2 hrs on trails around the city. I went down to the Brickworks (Bayview South) never went there before. Trail riding is different, I prefer cars whizzing by and missing me by 4" than riding around walkers/joggers/crazies...speed bumps (yeh on a dam trail)

 

I actually had to get off my bike for the first time ever to get up one steep taranted hill at Flemingdon park/Overlea area, I was done by the time I got to the foot of the hill.

 

Why drass I see a squigly red line under "taranted" what happen this stupidy comp doan know that's a word?

@ taranted

 

i dont think the seat is at the right height for me since it was adjusted for the youngest who rides almost every eve while i fork and shovel in the garden...

stay safe on dem speed bumps

i gone to bed

ayu pray for peace in GY

Originally Posted by Chameli:

@ taranted

 

i dont think the seat is at the right height for me since it was adjusted for the youngest who rides almost every eve while i fork and shovel in the garden...

stay safe on dem speed bumps

i gone to bed

ayu pray for peace in GY

Wait a minute, you saying dis bicycle is a family bicycle?

Originally Posted by cain:

cool. ok so u work..hehe. Is the seat at a good height?

 

Last Friday for the first time I rode for approx 4 1/2 hrs on trails around the city. I went down to the Brickworks (Bayview South) never went there before. Trail riding is different, I prefer cars whizzing by and missing me by 4" than riding around walkers/joggers/crazies...speed bumps (yeh on a dam trail)

 

I actually had to get off my bike for the first time ever to get up one steep taranted hill at Flemingdon park/Overlea area, I was done by the time I got to the foot of the hill.

 

Why drass I see a squigly red line under "taranted" what happen this stupidy comp doan know that's a word?

You have to yell loudly " To the left" The walkers get it. Joggers have their headphones turned up so they never even hear you coming.

 

On long rides, wear a pack that has a water reservoir, your patch kit with an extra tube and a pump. Leave home without it and you may be in trouble. Bikers are usually nice but you may just happen on a lonely trail. I had to walk from Valley Forge to Philly one day because I had a 29er mountain bike when they were still new and no one could help me since a rock ripped the inner tube up. Also walk with some energy bars. A 4 hour ride can leave you completely spent and you will need the sugar to get home.

 

I use mapmyride app on my cell with some add-ons to the bike for telemetry. We do off road biking so we also carry an medical emergency kits and radios.

 

 

 

 

I do carry extra tube, patching items, pump, water, trailmix (nuts,raisins),knife, I'm even thinking of carryin a condom jus in case, is nuff nuff girls/women ride these trails, one positive seen so far...another positive in some instances is reaching a destination in half the time it takes to drive.

Originally Posted by cain:

I do carry extra tube, patching items, pump, water, trailmix (nuts,raisins),knife, I'm even thinking of carryin a condom jus in case, is nuff nuff girls/women ride these trails, one positive seen so far...another positive in some instances is reaching a destination in half the time it takes to drive.

Biker girls are friendly and hot!!! Most people do not believe me that a bike beats a car in intercity travel more often than not.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

Biker girls are friendly and hot!!! Most people do not believe me that a bike beats a car in intercity travel more often than not.

 

* This thread is surely getting interesting.

 

* Does Mrs Stormborn know the real reason you're into biking ?hahaha

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

Biker girls are friendly and hot!!! Most people do not believe me that a bike beats a car in intercity travel more often than not.

 

* This thread is surely getting interesting.

 

* Does Mrs Stormborn know the real reason you're into biking ?hahaha

 

Rev

PAGING STORMBORN:

 

* Raaaaaasssss bai! It's only a day since the APNU+AFC coalition won the Guyana election and already the Rev is seeing a more genial and peachy side of you.hahahaha

 

* I must say I like the new stormborn.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING STORMBORN:

 

* Raaaaaasssss bai! It's only a day since the APNU+AFC coalition won the Guyana election and already the Rev is seeing a more genial and peachy side of you.hahahaha

 

* I must say I like the new stormborn.

 

Rev

biker girls are just a bit fitter girls.   Those are De Freak links. There are five hundred pages  of them. Lots of them are professional bikers on  European pro tour teams.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
Originally Posted by Chameli:

i got bike shorts but i lost me bamsy

Not expected to have one being of the FBI club.

really...not sure where u get your info or if you judge others by those you affiliate with but you are wrong about indian women...take a second look dude!!!

when i said i lost mine i mean i lost the big fat one with the weight loss cainstah knows what i mean...kinda lol

Originally Posted by Stormborn:

In reality....If I am looking at another woman's behind than my wife it better be on a woman under 40. I have standards you know.

 

ha ha ha ha ha

 

* I am laughing because I want to know what kind of standards an old 56 year old man like you have ?

 

* Oh well, us men will be boys all of our lives---whether we are 18 or 118---we will always be boys; women, on the other hand, a lot of them allow themselves to think OLD or be OLD even while they are still young---BIG, BIG, HUGE, MISTAKE!!!

 

Rev

 

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:

In reality....If I am looking at another woman's behind than my wife it better be on a woman under 40. I have standards you know.

 

ha ha ha ha ha

 

* I am laughing because I want to know what kind of standards an old 56 year old man like you have ?

 

* Oh well, us men will be boys all of our lives---whether we are 18 or 118---we will always be boys; women, on the other hand, a lot of them allow themselves to think OLD or be OLD even while they are still young---BIG, BIG, HUGE, MISTAKE!!!

 

Rev

 

I give you my standards....my regrets if you see merit a need to hedge your bet. I am a bit more discriminating.

Originally Posted by ball:

I doan discriminate, I look at all women butt's young, old, fat, fine    

 

QUESTION:

 

* Mr. ball---so you like looking at women's butt--all sizes, shape and ageQuestion time: Do you have any idea what Ms Ball looks at in men other than her beloved, loyal and faithful husband  ?

 

* Same question for Mr. stormborn.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by ball:

I doan discriminate, I look at all women butt's young, old, fat, fine    

 

QUESTION:

 

* Mr. ball---so you like looking at women's butt--all sizes, shape and ageQuestion time: Do you have any idea what Ms Ball looks at in men other than her beloved, loyal and faithful husband  ?

 

* Same question for Mr. stormborn.

 

Rev

I have as the saying goes, two baby mamas so you have my answer. I try mightily but I am no saint!  I am with my wife so I guess I do have remarkable qualities worth keeping.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

I have as the saying goes, two baby mamas so you have my answer. I try mightily but I am no saint!  I am with my wife so I guess I do have remarkable qualities worth keeping.

 

Stormy:

 

* I am sure you have some endearing and captivating qualities, and hence the wife has chosen not to trade you in.

 

* But you didn't answer my question. Lemme try again:

 

* OK stormy! So you look and drool at tight, firm butt in women under the age of 40. The question I asked was: Do you have any idea what Ms Stormborn looks at when she checks out men other than her loving, loyal and faithful husband Stormborn ?

 

* Be blunt and give me an straight answer.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

I have as the saying goes, two baby mamas so you have my answer. I try mightily but I am no saint!  I am with my wife so I guess I do have remarkable qualities worth keeping.

 

Stormy:

 

* I am sure you have some endearing and captivating qualities, and hence the wife has chosen not to trade you in.

 

* But you didn't answer my question. Lemme try again:

 

* OK stormy! So you look and drool at tight, firm butt in women under the age of 40. The question I asked was: Do you have any idea what Ms Stormborn looks at when she checks out men other than her loving, loyal and faithful husband Stormborn ?

 

* Be blunt and give me an straight answer.

 

Rev

I said I look. I leave drooling for you. I do not care to ask my wife what she looks at. Her business. All I know is I try to be the best man possible for her.

 

I have been a studio musician and still play clubs a couple at least a couple of times a month.  I do not do it regularly anymore as I have developed an affinity for the quiet.  I have played clubs since I was sixteen so these days if a college co ed wants me to drink beer poured off her titties...I can laugh it off.

 

I was born easy on the eye; raised a  privileged free ranged kid by my 24 year old hippie aunt. My father died young and I was left in her care. She never saw fit to scold or correct me and nothing I did was ever wrong. I therefore lived recklessly, made many poor decisions, and was lucky that on my 25th birthday, I wife decided to take me back after living away with another woman for a year. I have stumbled and stuttered fallen on my face a few times since yet  she persevered and dragged me to my feet.

 

These days if In look at a good looking behind, can actually envision the feel of its curves but my appreciation for it is as good art. And I would even paint it. I am quite experienced with being bad but I am done with wayward living. It never did me good.

 

These days I look into the eyes of my daughters and know I do not live a lie. I watch my son grow, work hard and at 23 years old is wise beyond his years and I know for sure he will be a good man. His mom had more to do with that, I am ashamed to say. It has to be her genes.  I am ashamed to remember who I was at his age.

 

I am not that person now. I just know that I am lucky....so very lucky because I stumbled into my life. If planning was left to me I would not be. You can speculate on the the various hypothetical of life as you see fit. All I know is  I like me these days. I also have a nagging feeling my wife has a crush on me. She has to. I am the best version of me now and women loved the bad me.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

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All I know is  I like me these days. I also have a nagging feeling my wife has a crush on me. She has to. I am the best version of me now and women loved the bad me.

 

Storm:

 

* That was your absolute best post on GNI ever. It revealed the warm, tender, good-hearted, and appreciative side of you. I was quite impressed reading your very thoughtful rumination.

 

* Nice to know the Rev brought out the almost reverential side of you Mr. Stormborn. Once again, that was a helluva post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

 

Rev

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