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06-13-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By GetUpnGo

Thanks very much for this! I'm going to try it....

Thanks very much for this! I'm going to try it. Looks good for $30.
06-12-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By GetUpnGo

Yes, this is exactly what I noticed on Amazon. I...

Yes, this is exactly what I noticed on Amazon. I came up with nothing good for foot pumps. Can anyone suggest a specific compressor?
Replies: 28
Views: 5,247
Posted By GetUpnGo

I guess I didn't explain my experience...

I guess I didn't explain my experience accurately. When I used this light the first time, I realized immediately that 1200 lumens is too bright for oncoming cars and I turned it down to low, angled...
06-12-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By GetUpnGo

I knew a guy once who skied like that. He would...

I knew a guy once who skied like that. He would go down the mountain backwards carving big S turns, on one ski. It looked like a ballet. Former Olympic cross-country skier who decided that skiing...
Replies: 28
Views: 5,247
Posted By GetUpnGo

I have a 1200 lumen light by Brighteyes ...

I have a 1200 lumen light by Brighteyes
https://www.amazon.com/Bright-Eyes-WATERPROOF-Rechargeable-Silver-gray/dp/B00GJZ015Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1528331945&sr=8-4&keywords=brighteyes

The high...
06-06-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By GetUpnGo

Need high-pressure foot pump

I've had my shoulder replaced and can't safely put enough pressure on my pump to get it to 80 lbs. Is there a foot pump that can easily handle 80 lbs?
06-04-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Alright, it's time to put an end to your absurd...

Alright, it's time to put an end to your absurd claim that it's safe to bike 2 days after a full shoulder replacement. You've provided no proof whatsoever, even though there's a ton of information on...
06-03-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Look, this isn't about rules, it's about SCIENCE....

Look, this isn't about rules, it's about SCIENCE. I think your insistence that what you did, or what your surgeon told you to do was OK is dangerous for people who might actually believe this is OK...
05-27-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,279
Posted By GetUpnGo

Two years after hip replacement I can get on my...

Two years after hip replacement I can get on my bike safely by leaning it over a bit. I have to be really carefully dismounting, making sure to stop on a surface that is either level or rises on the...
05-27-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Getting back to full regular (not reverse)...

Getting back to full regular (not reverse) shoulder replacement, there are two facts that we don't have control over: the time it takes the prosthesis to fuse to the bone, and the time it takes any...
05-13-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By GetUpnGo

ForceD, I believe you should put a 1/4" insert in...

ForceD, I believe you should put a 1/4" insert in your shoe. I had the same issue---the operated leg (unintentionally in my case) came out 1/4" shorter. As a result, within a couple of months I...
05-02-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By GetUpnGo

My surgeon's order was 8 weeks. I think the...

My surgeon's order was 8 weeks. I think the statement that "everyone is different" only partially applies here. The question is not only, when do you feel strong enough? The more important questions,...
04-15-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Can you describe your surgery procedure? ...

Can you describe your surgery procedure?

What did you learn about how to fall?

Do you also kayak by any chance? If so, what were you told about paddling and loading a kayak on a vehicle?
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03-25-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

I totally identify with this counting of years,...

I totally identify with this counting of years, in my case not for peak performance (I know that's over) but simply enjoyment. When you pass 65 you know you might only have 10 more good years, and...
03-23-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

OR: Every day off the bike spent in sensible...

OR: Every day off the bike spent in sensible recovery is one more day to ride. I'm willing to give up a few weeks of biking to have a strong and safe recovery. I wrecked three major joints (so far)...
03-22-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Honestly there's something terribly wrong with...

Honestly there's something terribly wrong with this picture. What is this magical approach that allows an immediate return to biking?

Reasons why this is impossible to imagine: anesthetic still...
03-19-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,662
Posted By GetUpnGo

My doctor said yes, the PF was caused by my hip...

My doctor said yes, the PF was caused by my hip replacement. My PT had a great explanation for how it happened, but I forget what it was. In my case the operated hip came out 1/4" longer, which...
03-17-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Philbob, I'm guessing the main concern besides...

Philbob, I'm guessing the main concern besides falling is the added pressure on the shoulder with mounting and dismounting? I use an upright handlebar so there's less stretching and pressure once...
03-17-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Umm . . . This defies the imagination. You had...

Umm . . . This defies the imagination. You had permission to bike 3 days after surgery? You wore a sling for one day? Where did you get your surgery?
03-16-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,662
Posted By GetUpnGo

I think what you're already doing to treat it...

I think what you're already doing to treat it will work eventually. I had PF last year following hip surgery. I was instructed to do what you're doing now and it only lasted two or three weeks.
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03-16-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,144
Posted By GetUpnGo

I've sold a great many bikes, kayaks, skis &...

I've sold a great many bikes, kayaks, skis & boots, acoustic guitars, etc. on Craigslist. In each case I used the proceeds of several sales to buy new items of much higher quality, trading up each...
03-16-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

The lowest rotator cuff tendon and the biceps...

The lowest rotator cuff tendon and the biceps tendon were cut and reattached to access the joint. Surgeon said the rotator cuff was in good condition. I'm thinking that biking is less demanding than...
03-16-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,609
Posted By GetUpnGo

Shoulder replacement

I had a total shoulder replacement 25 days ago. Surgeon say 3 months recovery before kayaking and 4 months to load the kayak on the car. I forgot to ask him when I can bike. I bike only on paved...
01-05-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,554
Posted By GetUpnGo

I sold my trainer this year after realizing that...

I sold my trainer this year after realizing that it was bending my frame and derailleur. It was the Ascent trainer sold by Nashbar. Every spring when I got back on the road I would find I was unable...
10-15-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By GetUpnGo

I was was thinking about the zip ties myself. I...

I was was thinking about the zip ties myself. I should try that. The last mechanic set the brake pads within a hair of the rims so moving the cables might change the tension, but it's worth a try.
...
10-14-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By GetUpnGo

Thanks! Those look like they could help. For some...

Thanks! Those look like they could help. For some reason when my bike was first set up the mechanic left the cables extra long in the front. Maybe to accommodate a front bag. The shadows are pretty...
10-14-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By GetUpnGo

My light is the Bright Eyes 1200-lumen. I'd like...

My light is the Bright Eyes 1200-lumen. I'd like to leave it on the handlebar to be able to adjust the brightness, especially for oncoming cars. I have a sense that 1200 lumens is too bright for them...
10-14-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By GetUpnGo

Front cables cast shadows with light

Handlebar type: Northroad upright. The brake and derailleur cables are in the path of my light and cast distracting shadows on the pavement. Anyone else have this problem? Any solution?
07-17-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,509
Posted By GetUpnGo

From Wikipedia: "Diclofenac [Voltaren]...

From Wikipedia:

"Diclofenac [Voltaren] consumption has been associated with significantly increased vascular and coronary risk. . . . Upper gastrointestinal complications were also reported.[13]...
07-16-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,509
Posted By GetUpnGo

Since I first posted in 2012 there have been two...

Since I first posted in 2012 there have been two major changes. I got my hip replaced in 2016. Now a year and a half post surgery the hip is 95% good. One leg came out 1/4" shorter than the other,...
10-10-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,298
Posted By GetUpnGo

I think that joint replacement is something you...

I think that joint replacement is something you need to do maximum research on to understand the differences between materials and methods. I concluded that the anterior approach does have benefits...
08-11-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By GetUpnGo

I used to think 10 miles was nothing. In fact I...

I used to think 10 miles was nothing. In fact I used to think 50 miles was nothing. Then through my late 50s and early 60s I had to walk with a cane. I never stopped biking then, even though every...
08-11-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By GetUpnGo

I'd just like to mention that one of my personal...

I'd just like to mention that one of my personal values is doing a VARIETY of activities, not just for health but to enjoy life in different ways. This is one reason why I don't bike more---it would...
08-11-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By GetUpnGo

Naw, I can't swim worth a darn. I used to be a...

Naw, I can't swim worth a darn. I used to be a strong and enthusiastic swimmer, but I have very little range of motion in my shoulders now. Apparently nothing can be done about that.
08-11-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By GetUpnGo

I think you're right about this! It was heavy...

I think you're right about this! It was heavy yard work that greatly worsened my shoulders and back. Shoveling snow from an 80' driveway is a killer. And I agree that biking helps the back.
08-10-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By GetUpnGo

I guess I deserved that comment. I used to bike...

I guess I deserved that comment. I used to bike 2000 miles a year in addition to intensive skiing, racquetball, weightlifting, kayaking, backpacking, and hiking. I was hit by early arthritis at age...
08-09-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By GetUpnGo

Total weekly exercise regimen for over 60 (osteoarthritis)

For those of you who are over 60, what is your total weekly exercise regimen? I'd especially like to hear from folks who have osteoarthritis. I'm trying to set reasonable goals that build muscle and...
08-07-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,279
Posted By GetUpnGo

I forgot to mention the other half of my...

I forgot to mention the other half of my philosophy. Plan A is to modify your activities until you just can't do them anymore. I gave up my roadbike, had a hybrid specially built with mountain gears,...
07-31-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,279
Posted By GetUpnGo

Since this thread from 2011 has been resurrected,...

Since this thread from 2011 has been resurrected, I'd like to post an update. I had my hip replaced in January 2016. The method used was anterior surgery, which is less invasive than posterior with a...
Forum: Touring
03-19-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By GetUpnGo

This is exactly the reasoning I used to set up my...

This is exactly the reasoning I used to set up my gears. It corresponds to a typical mountain bike set up:
Front: 22-32-44
Rear: 11-34

22 front and 34 rear will give you 17". I use that gear...
Forum: Touring
03-17-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By GetUpnGo

I have mountain gears on my hybrid bike, which I...

I have mountain gears on my hybrid bike, which I will use for touring this year. I love this setup:
Front: 22-32-44
Rear: 11-34

That gives a low gear of 17", which I use very often on steep...
Forum: Touring
03-17-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,205
Posted By GetUpnGo

Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 2. The best cheap tent...

Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 2. The best cheap tent you can buy. Can often be found for $100. I like it for the very easy entry and great ventilation.

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03-17-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,298
Posted By GetUpnGo

Yup, that's what I'm doing. Leaning waaaay over....

Yup, that's what I'm doing. Leaning waaaay over. That get's harder as the bike gets loaded up for long day trips. I'm hoping to do a tour this year and wondering if I should consider a trailer.
03-16-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,298
Posted By GetUpnGo

Update: Biked over 11 miles today 8 weeks after...

Update: Biked over 11 miles today 8 weeks after surgery. Nothing to brag about; I just want to record this for others who are thinking of having the surgery. No pain whatsoever in the hip.
03-15-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By GetUpnGo

Important fact about the Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe...

Important fact about the Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe Formula for calculating the nth digit of pi: It was not discovered by the three mathematicians it was named after. It was discovered only by Canadian...
03-14-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,298
Posted By GetUpnGo

Old Coach, that's a great story. Thanks for your...

Old Coach, that's a great story. Thanks for your encouragement. How do you get on your bike at this point? What did your surgeon say about swinging your leg back over the seat? I haven't been able to...
03-13-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,466
Posted By GetUpnGo

This is a helpful thread, thanks for bringing up...

This is a helpful thread, thanks for bringing up the topic.

I have a -8.5 prescription and have four pairs of glasses: reading, computer, middle distance, and driving. It is very difficult and...
03-13-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By GetUpnGo

This used to happen to me constantly in the "old...

This used to happen to me constantly in the "old days" before there were bike lanes. A bus and a bike travel at about the same speed given the frequency of traffic lights, so I think you have to put...
03-13-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,701
Posted By GetUpnGo

I had CTS for 25 years. Caused by long-distance...

I had CTS for 25 years. Caused by long-distance riding without gloves in the 1970s, back when we'd never heard of CTS. Two and a half decades of misery. I had the surgery five years ago. Complete...
03-12-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,298
Posted By GetUpnGo

Naw. Prior to the surgery I was able to ride 25...

Naw. Prior to the surgery I was able to ride 25 miles on a normal bike. I had to stop every 5 miles to rest the hip. The pain is completely gone now, so I expect to be biking better than before, so...
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