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02-27-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,304
Posted By BengalCat

In general and more specifically on long or hard...

In general and more specifically on long or hard climbs or any decent of duration, easier is faster and, not to be redundant, easier both in the ride and recovering. Rather than going into detail I...
02-25-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By BengalCat

Your data seems contradictory or am I...

Your data seems contradictory or am I misunderstanding? What his "high" and "normal" for you? What's your AM resting HR before exercise? What is you resting HR one hour after you finish your hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,346
Posted By BengalCat

Discs are becoming increasingly stock on new...

Discs are becoming increasingly stock on new bikes without any optional choice for rim brakes. For better or worse the argument for or against disc becomes day by day increasingly moot. Just an...
02-20-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By BengalCat

Garmin 1000 here with screen use of: Speed ...

Garmin 1000 here with screen use of:

Speed
Cadence
HR
Grade
Time

If I had a power meter I would add a sixth field.
02-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By BengalCat

You probably are aware, but just in case, if you...

You probably are aware, but just in case, if you have or get Strava you can connect it to Garmin Connect. Consequently, all the data will be recorded automatically on upload to both and Strava has...
02-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By BengalCat

That's certainly a good price. Are they liquid in...

That's certainly a good price. Are they liquid in gel caps with an enahanced absorption ingredient?
02-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By BengalCat

There many good or quality brands of enhanced...

There many good or quality brands of enhanced absorption forms of Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. The brand I use, Qunol, is about the same price for either form. They are roughly $32 for 120 tabs of...
02-17-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,328
Posted By BengalCat

I just got measured last week to check height...

I just got measured last week to check height loss and I have lost one inch/2.54cm from my previously 76.5 inch/194.31cm tall frame.
02-17-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

1. That's exactly what I pointed out in my last...

1. That's exactly what I pointed out in my last post, that he was charged with both a misdemeanor and a felony and I quoted from the linked OP article.

2. The hearing I was referring to is if you...
02-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

In the OP linked article it stated: [/color]...

In the OP linked article it stated:

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Of course, it ultimately will be the prosecutors that decide what exact charges if any to formerly file and prosecute Lopez on. Plus in most...
02-16-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

Someone should, if possible change the thread...

Someone should, if possible change the thread title to "Ride Ends with a Misdemeanor." He wasn't charged with any felony. There is more than a little difference between the two. Also, the person...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,450
Posted By BengalCat

It is highly likely that if you otherwise fit and...

It is highly likely that if you otherwise fit and healthy and continue both an active lifestyle including continuing cycling that along with rehab exercises your body will totally adapt. Eventually,...
02-15-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

My sincere apologies to you. You are...

My sincere apologies to you.

You are correct, I did not read the article, but only, literally, glanced at it and then for reasons I don't recall clicked on the youtube video that was further down...
02-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

Pay attention. You are claiming "facts that are...

Pay attention. You are claiming "facts that are not in evidence" and or you have no knowledge are true. (Spending time in jail, needing to get bail money is just wild speculation by you that given...
02-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

Lighten up, folks! :) The cop was arresting...

Lighten up, folks! :)

The cop was arresting him for failure to obey or respond to his communication to stop. He was not arrested or charged with resisting arrest. He was simply warned not to...
02-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

OK, now I've heard the audio. The arrested...

OK, now I've heard the audio. The arrested cyclist and the other cyclists did a poor job of communicating their "defense" to the cop. Very poor. Cop's behavior was reasonable in real-time under the...
02-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,308
Posted By BengalCat

If the cop truly yelled stop and thought the...

If the cop truly yelled stop and thought the riders ignored him what follows is not only not surprising but expected as something likely to happen.
He won't be convicted of the charge. It will...
02-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By BengalCat

We need a little more info to respond fully to...

We need a little more info to respond fully to your question, (which is a great one.) As you know swimming, running, and cycling are not equal in the load they put on your heart and muscles.

In...
02-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By BengalCat

Geez. The guy is 100 percent legally correct or...

Geez. The guy is 100 percent legally correct or in the right as illustrated or explained. He is also obsessed, lacking common sense, mentally irregular and is more of a danger to himself than MOST...
02-14-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By BengalCat

I'm exactly the same height and my main bike is a...

I'm exactly the same height and my main bike is a five-year-old Domane, 62cm frame. My torso is a bit longer than average for my height and my legs a bit shorter. The stock stem on the bike was 110mm...
02-13-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By BengalCat

Statins are by far the most important drug in...

Statins are by far the most important drug in controlling dangerously high lipid levels associated with coronary heart disease. Heart disease of all types is the number one killer of men, women, and...
02-12-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 21,623
Posted By BengalCat

For an overall healthy person with a healthy...

For an overall healthy person with a healthy heart, there is almost nil risk to the heart from exercise. There is, however, substantial benefits to the heart and other parts of the body obtained...
02-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By BengalCat

In the vast majority of people, statins have no...

In the vast majority of people, statins have no major or harmful side effects. I have been on the highest and strongest statins for 21 years. Plavix is a strong anti-clotting, (simplified functional...
02-12-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,430
Posted By BengalCat

In most elite world-class highly physical sports...

In most elite world-class highly physical sports doping has and is common. In cycling is has been so since the early nineties. In other sports such as track and field decade(s) earlier. People...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By BengalCat

Go to the www.trekbikes.com website. (Trek and...

Go to the www.trekbikes.com website. (Trek and Bontrager or synonymous.) Click on the equipment link at the top and choose wheels. They offer a wide selection of quality wheels, both alloy, and...
02-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,527
Posted By BengalCat

This thread is new to me having just seen it. So,...

This thread is new to me having just seen it. So, my apologies if the following has already been posted. Trek on all their road bikes, (three lines), and the one line of mountain bikes I checked...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,915
Posted By BengalCat

I don't know if road cycling is waning in...

I don't know if road cycling is waning in popularity. Mountain biking or bikes that can go "off-road" are certainly growing popularity, (and price.) So there is likely some folks moving from the...
02-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,492
Posted By BengalCat

I am 74 so what I speak of that follows I say...

I am 74 so what I speak of that follows I say with some authority. ;)

If you are fit and healthy and continue working out on the bike aging at the stage you are at means little. The worst-case...
02-08-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,135
Posted By BengalCat

I never leave my bike unattended. If I need to go...

I never leave my bike unattended. If I need to go into a store I take the bike unless management says no.

When it comes to my bike on rides, I can't be bargained with. I can't be reasoned with....
02-04-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,052
Posted By BengalCat

Simply for your consideration, the SL6 has a...

Simply for your consideration, the SL6 has a better drivetrain and better wheels. I see the retail price difference is about $900 but I bet a good LBS could whittle that down to the out the door...
02-04-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By BengalCat

It all really depends upon your age, fitness,...

It all really depends upon your age, fitness, competition experience, individual strengths and weakness and how well you "know" your body and its exercise tolerance or limits.
02-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By BengalCat

Startup drink and end drink is the same. One pint...

Startup drink and end drink is the same. One pint of low-fat chocolate milk. It has hydration, (I drink water too before and after), it contains in each serving 300 calories that includes 42 grams of...
02-01-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By BengalCat

I have a "rolling pin style" hand roller designed...

I have a "rolling pin style" hand roller designed specifically for use on the muscles. Its benefit has far exceeded my expectations. It works really great on all areas of the legs but especially the...
02-01-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,833
Posted By BengalCat

Around where I am the cops are more often than...

Around where I am the cops are more often than not very lenient or forgiving. You can go through red lights on T intersections if you on the path crossing the T and no pedestrians are on your side...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By BengalCat

Dumbed down Part A Medicare just covers what...

Dumbed down Part A Medicare just covers what happens in the hospital less deductible.
01-27-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,766
Posted By BengalCat

Regarding whether or not Giant makes some models...

Regarding whether or not Giant makes some models or all models of Trek carbon frames: Anyone here have an authoritative up to date, (current/recent date) source that confirms that as well as also...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,566
Posted By BengalCat

On average if the ride doesn't involve any...

On average if the ride doesn't involve any significant climbing I stop very briefly about once every hour to hydrate and to suck down an energy gel. If there is a lot of climbing involved I will...
01-27-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By BengalCat

Had a Trek 800 from 1989 or so until it was...

Had a Trek 800 from 1989 or so until it was stolen in 2019. For me, 2-inch tires were definitely the best for road and light trails and or gravel. Boy could that sucker descend down Chantry Flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,358
Posted By BengalCat

1. 105 miles 2. 35 3. 20

1. 105 miles
2. 35
3. 20
01-24-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,480
Posted By BengalCat

Weight is important. But it is way, way,...

Weight is important. But it is way, way, overrated in terms of its proportional effect.
01-23-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,480
Posted By BengalCat

I'm not that knowledgeable about gravel bikes but...

I'm not that knowledgeable about gravel bikes but I don't know where the weight issue is coming from regarding the Domane SL 5. It is my understanding that in general, a gravel bike is heavier than...
01-23-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,463
Posted By BengalCat

For me, I've never gotten sore sit bones. If I...

For me, I've never gotten sore sit bones. If I have a proper bike fit and am wearing a quality brand well-fitted bib I've never had any problems. Rides have been up to 7 1/2 hours and 105 miles in...
01-22-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,766
Posted By BengalCat

I've always heard but never positively confirmed...

I've always heard but never positively confirmed that Giant makes all of its own carbon frames and that they make the frames for a variety of other manufacturers. If true that would cut some cost.
...
01-19-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By BengalCat

Forget about any times for the fastest descent...

Forget about any times for the fastest descent anywhere.
01-19-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,769
Posted By BengalCat

I only ride during the day and the lowest...

I only ride during the day and the lowest temperature I will ride at is the high forties. Past 9 AM here in West LA/Santa Monica and along the coast or in the mountains it never gets below fifty...
01-18-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By BengalCat

For what you need they are a tandem. The Garmin...

For what you need they are a tandem. The Garmin is a computer/recorder and with its paired sensors it records and logs all the info. THEN the info is uploaded by you to Garmin Connect/Strava. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,897
Posted By BengalCat

To some of the confrontational bikers that get...

To some of the confrontational bikers that get aggressive when done wrong by a car. Don't ever, and I mean ever, get in a fight or escalate a situation with a driver and their car. Never. You can...
01-17-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By BengalCat

The treatment is often determined by "what kind...

The treatment is often determined by "what kind or what is causing the plantar fasciitis. For instance, the cause can lie in your plantar fascia or your plantar fasciitis can be caused by tight and...
01-17-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By BengalCat

I can do a lot of hard riding, especially...

I can do a lot of hard riding, especially climbing, or very long rides. I will feel fatigued and experience a power loss. However, I also can do some decent climbs and short rides of 25 miles for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,387
Posted By BengalCat

I never do it. I either slow down a bit and stay...

I never do it. I either slow down a bit and stay 10 or 15 feet behind them or I speed up and pass them. It doesn't bother me if someone hops on my wheel. (Though at my pedestrian pace that seldom...
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