Brian, I suggest you attempt to grow a sense of humor. Even at your age it can be done.
If you actually posted anything funny, I'd recognize it. So far, it's been nothing but stupidity and insults.
Performance Bicycle is in bankruptcy if you think about it.
What does that have to do with anything in this thread?
No 65 year old man is doing hard climbing on a bike with fenders.
There you go making stupid, uninformed assumptions again. I know some riders who commute that would kick your ass up one side of a climb and down the other.
What goes up must come down and the easiest way to kill yourself is a rapid descent on a bike with fenders on it. If you try to moderate your speed you can lose your brakes and if you go fast in order to coast down to a lower speed on the flats you can have a fender bending under and locking a wheel.
Are you from another planet or something?
What in the world do fenders have to do with losing your brakes while descending? As a point of reference, my girlfriend and I did a dirt road ride in Vermont last year with long descents in the 10-17% range with fenders on our bikes so we didn't get covered in mud. We were regularly well over 30mph and we didn't lose our brakes or die, obviously.
BTW, my girlfriend will be 70 on Saturday and she could probably kick your ass, too. With fenders!
So this isn't making an unfounded assumption to say that he is riding on the flats since he did state that he was a life-long rider. That would mean that he has learned the inherent dangers of riding.
It is absolutely
another mindless, unfounded assumption. I would hope that he's learned about the real
risks or riding, rather than the made up ******** you posted above.
<mindless rant about aging deleted>
Yes, Tom, I'm not a young guy and I'm feeling the physical
effects of aging. At least I still have a sound mind
, something that you apparently no longer do. You've demonstrated that repeatedly with these insane, wandering rants that are so full of misinformation that they're dangerous. For a while, you seemed to calm down, but now you're back to your old **** again. If you're on medication, you need to get it adjusted, because what people here see in you is a crazy person spouting off nonsense.
Buck up man and get that chip off of your shoulder because you're likely to need friends at any minute.
Says the man who has gone out of his way to alienate everyone else here. That's too funny! What a hypocrite!
I guess I'll just have to go back to posting this warning to others here:
"For anyone reading the above post from "cyclintom” , do not take his word for anything, as he frequently posts inaccurate or misleading information that could be potentially dangerous. Make sure that you double-check everything using reliable sources of information before making any decisions that could result in physical or financial harm to you or anyone else.
We don't think he does this maliciously, he simply doesn't know what he's talking about and refuses to listen to anyone who attempts to correct him, so don't waste your time. Unfortunately, he seems to be a lost cause."