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03-02-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I have my bike on the trainer right for the same...

I have my bike on the trainer right for the same reason. Arkansas had a state record for rainfall in February, and the temp has been so irregular that I haven't bothered to take it off the trainer...
03-01-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By theHomelessJedi

That's what I've heard. It does come back...

That's what I've heard. It does come back quicker than strength training for sure. Something to do with retraining your central nervous system to fire muscle fibers for certain lifts.
02-28-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I guess I should have mentioned that Iíve been...

I guess I should have mentioned that Iíve been back to slow rides for two weeks now, been staying in zone 2.
Wanting to start slowly ramping up. I guess I just need to throw on Netflix and enjoy...
02-28-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Rebuilding Cardio

I'm coming back from a case of Mono, and I'm trying to rebuild my cardio. I've been off of any type of exercise for close to a month, and just got clear by my doctor. Any suggestions for the most...
02-28-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By theHomelessJedi

That's about how I would want to do things. ...

That's about how I would want to do things. Although I get into zone 3 fairly easily since I have been sick for a while. Trying to get back to that cardio state I was at during the summer, while...
02-27-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Morning Trainer Workouts

Who does them?

I'm wondering how many people in the forums ride their trainers before starting their day/going to work. I used to go to the gym some mornings to lift, until my Starting Strength...
02-21-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By theHomelessJedi

You're correct. I am 29, and am recovering very...

You're correct. I am 29, and am recovering very quickly according to my Doctor. So far, I've only done a couple shorter Zwift freerides. Keeping my heartrate in zone 2 or low zone 3.

Next...
02-19-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,767
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I will say this, I have only gone on a ride once...

I will say this, I have only gone on a ride once after a night of drinking. I will NEVER do it again. I was so miserable the entire time, even though it was a gorgeous day out and the weather was...
02-19-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Returning to training after Mononucleosis

I was diagnosed with Mononucleosis on 1/19, Doc said that I had most likely had it for a few weeks prior, which would explain the fatigue. I've been off of any training, weights, riding, or running,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Nvm found it. Thanks for the input everyone.

Nvm found it. Thanks for the input everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I searched for that on eBay, is that the sellers...

I searched for that on eBay, is that the sellers name??
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By theHomelessJedi

May I inquire where you ordered them from? I...

May I inquire where you ordered them from? I live in Arkansas, so there is a good mix of all sorts of terrain within a short distance of my home. Steep hills, rolling hills, long flats, river...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Thanks for that! I'm wanting to keep it under $1k...

Thanks for that! I'm wanting to keep it under $1k because I'm planning on buying a MTB sometime soon. That and I would rather look at a new road bike than put $1k wheels on a bike I only paid $600...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I donít know anything about carbon wheels. What...

I donít know anything about carbon wheels. What do I need to look for as far as weight?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Chinese Carbon Wheels (Amazon/eBay)

I've been shopping around on Amazon and eBay. Found several carbon wheelsets for around the $400-500 range, most with 11 speed hubs. I currently ride a 2015 Specialized Allez Sport. It has the...
Forum: Southeast
01-15-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 69,824
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Didn't ride on the trainer today or outside...

Didn't ride on the trainer today or outside today. Feeling crappy from a long weekend, plus a job interview tomorrow has me nervous. That is if Snowmageddon 2018 stays away.
Forum: Southeast
11-27-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I grew up here in state, so I am definitely...

I grew up here in state, so I am definitely biased, but I love it honestly.
Pretty new to the cycling community, been riding seriously for about a year.
There is a pretty large roadie community...
Forum: Southeast
09-20-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 372,275
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Rode yesterday for my last ride before a the 68...

Rode yesterday for my last ride before a the 68 Mile route of the Big Dam Bridge 100 in Little Rock, this weekend. Tried some neighborhoods near my apartment that are on a golf course. Man... there...
Forum: Southeast
08-03-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Thanks guys. Lots of good info here. I have...

Thanks guys. Lots of good info here. I have definitely considered looking at a more well ventilated helmet. My cheap Spesh helmet doesn't cut it.

I also use Camelbak Podium Big Chill Bottles,...
08-03-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Foot Pain

I've been experiencing some sharp foot pains the morning after rides. Particularly after rides where I do a lot of sprinting. The pain is around the outside arch of the right foot, behind the...
08-02-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 149,636
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Finished book one (Heir to the Empire) of the...

Finished book one (Heir to the Empire) of the Thrawn Trilogy of Stars Wars Novels not long ago. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I've not really been super into sci-fi since I...
08-02-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,804
Posted By theHomelessJedi

The AMC show Turn: Washington's Spies is pretty...

The AMC show Turn: Washington's Spies is pretty good if you like historically based dramas. It's not perfectly accurate, but it'd be way boring if that were the case.
House of Cards is a good one...
07-28-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

It has to be processed as black and white pretty...

It has to be processed as black and white pretty much. Not the same as Kodachrome, I should've specified. My bad. The last place to do the actual Kodachrome processing was Rocky Mountain Film Lab,...
07-27-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

It helps a little bit when you can't really...

It helps a little bit when you can't really afford to buy the latest and greatest stuff. Ha. Being broke is what kept me from acquiring too much camera gear.
07-27-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Some photo specialty shops with full photo labs...

Some photo specialty shops with full photo labs can still process them, but it's expensive and somewhat messy...
because chemicals with silver compounds have to be disposed of a certain way, and the...
07-27-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Comparing Electronics and something Mechanical in...

Comparing Electronics and something Mechanical in nature is like comparing Apples and Oranges too though. All the workings inside a modern camera, like that of computers, are pretty much designed...
07-27-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Eh, depends on why he is riding. If he aspires...

Eh, depends on why he is riding. If he aspires to race or get in better shape, then the 'Pain Is Gain' saying is true in some form. Your body adapts and grows stronger when you introduce...
07-27-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Also something to note is that not all new tech...

Also something to note is that not all new tech stands the test of time. Specifically speaking of camera equipment, There are companies out there (looking at you Sony) who completely change up their...
07-27-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

That's actually the same acronym that...

That's actually the same acronym that Photographers use as well, haha. I've heard it many times.
07-27-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,822
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I agree completely. I used to work at a...

I agree completely. I used to work at a Photography Retail store for about 3 years. I learned a ton in that time. I got to where I could produce close to Pro Quality images with just about any...
Forum: Southeast
07-17-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Summer Road Gear

I'm interested to hear if anyone has found gear such as bibs and shoes which are more breathable in high temperatures. I live in Arkansas, and right now it's fast approaching the hottest part of...
06-10-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Comfort is not that big an issue for me. I'm...

Comfort is not that big an issue for me. I'm more or less seeking opinions. I've done some reading about 28's having less rolling resistance due to having a wider contact surface with the ground. ...
06-10-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Referring to adjusting the rim breaks. I know...

Referring to adjusting the rim breaks. I know how to change a tire and tube
06-09-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Tire size

I know this has probably been asked on here before. I am thinking about buying new tires before my first century ride in september. My bike, Specialized Allez Sport, came with 25c tires. I asked...
05-19-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Hmm I completely misused it then. I was out to...

Hmm I completely misused it then. I was out to stay at around 60% MaxHR.
05-19-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,595
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I can second this. I felt pretty similar to OP...

I can second this. I felt pretty similar to OP on my road bike. I'm new to road bikes so I just thought it wasn't supposed to be comfortable. Then I went in for a fitting, they put on a shorter...
05-19-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By theHomelessJedi

If I see him again I may just have to buy him...

If I see him again I may just have to buy him one. He didn't look THAT old. Late forties, just older than me(28).
05-19-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I meant for it to stand for Long Slow Distance,...

I meant for it to stand for Long Slow Distance, as in Slow base mileage. I got a little overzealous with the abbreviations
05-19-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I have to say I was pretty happy when I heard...

I have to say I was pretty happy when I heard someone use Hammer Time during my first group ride.
05-19-17, 12:56 PM
05-18-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Stayed safely back until we were past the groups...

Stayed safely back until we were past the groups of people. Should've mentioned that when I chased him down the road ahead was clear. My bad.

The Arkansas River trail is a combination of closed,...
Forum: Southeast
05-18-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Any native Arkansans active on this forum?

Just curious as to how many Arkansans are active on the forums.
05-18-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Raced a random middle aged dude on a LSD ride this week

So, I just thought this was kind of funny and wanted to share.
Monday I was out on a ride. Trying to build my base miles so I was going to ride around 20 miles and a slow(ish) pace. About HR zone...
05-18-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,123
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Oh, I'm extremely happy about that!! The soreness...

Oh, I'm extremely happy about that!! The soreness used to aid me in determining effort though in a sort of sick way I guess. I get general muscle soreness now, but not like running. I used to be...
05-16-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,123
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Anyone care to explain FTP and how to calculate...

Anyone care to explain FTP and how to calculate it? Maybe better suited for a different section of the forum.
05-16-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 2,361,314
Posted By theHomelessJedi

I think I am just shy of 200lbs. Around...

I think I am just shy of 200lbs. Around 198(ish)... it's been a while since I was on the scale. So I'm not sure if I'm in this category exactly.
Started Strength training in the winter, don't...
Forum: Introductions
05-16-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Welcome BFA. Thank you for your service and all...

Welcome BFA. Thank you for your service and all you do for our country.
05-16-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,123
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Agreed, I had to train for a while to get to an...

Agreed, I had to train for a while to get to an 8:00 mile pace. And even then, for longer efforts and base training my pace was between 9:30 and 10:00 per mile.
05-16-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,123
Posted By theHomelessJedi

That's great! It really changes the way that your...

That's great! It really changes the way that your body moves. Your entire leg, and posterior chain of muscles work to absorb shock and propel you forward. One thing it did make me do was pay more...
05-16-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,123
Posted By theHomelessJedi

Well, sometimes. I've been out on a long run...

Well, sometimes. I've been out on a long run before and gotten my second wind + a little bit of a runners high, then from there on been smiling ear-to-ear.
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