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12-05-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I actually have 3 different sets of small and...

I actually have 3 different sets of small and supposedly precision screwdrivers (flathead and phillips). But nothing that works on a Garmin, AFAIK.

dav
12-05-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,699
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I just got out of the car after a quick errands...

I just got out of the car after a quick errands trip. The Michael Smerconish (have no idea how to spell it but that is how he says it) XM Radio show was on the radio where he and his female...
12-05-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 711
Posted By DaveLeeNC

And to the OP (just in case) ... Don't...

And to the OP (just in case) ...

Don't directly contact a orthopedic surgeon without a referral unless you know that this is not required by your insurance. It varies.

dave
12-05-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I just ordered a Wahoo from Amazon - had no idea...

I just ordered a Wahoo from Amazon - had no idea that non-screw Garmin's existed. We'll see how the Tickr works. Should be here tomorrow.

dave
12-04-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 711
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I have always been a regular ankle...

FWIW, I have always been a regular ankle sprainer. When it happens you just limp around (or crutch around - I ended up owning a cheap pair of crutches) until it heals. This was back when I was young....
12-04-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks - and I notice that it does not use...

Thanks - and I notice that it does not use itty-bitty screws. So I just ordered one.

dave
12-04-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have read that, but the 2mm Philips that I own...

I have read that, but the 2mm Philips that I own doesn't even 'bite' when you try to use it. Have no idea why that is ("Husky 6 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set"). The 1.4mm flathead is the only thing...
12-04-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Garmin Ant+ HRM Strap Alternative?

I now own my 3rd Garmin HRM strap where I cannot get the screws out of the back of the module. I have 3 different 'Precision Screwdriver Sets" (down to 2mm and/or PH0 Phillips heads). They are too...
12-04-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 711
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Read what he posted. He did NOT ask for medical...

Read what he posted. He did NOT ask for medical advice. He asked for advice on how to get help from the medical system where, to date, it would seem that he had not received much help. He asked here...
12-04-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 711
Posted By DaveLeeNC

If it were me I would be asking my GP for a...

If it were me I would be asking my GP for a referral to an orthopedic specialist.

BTW, I don't see anything wrong with asking questions like this on forums like this. What matters is what you...
12-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,699
Posted By DaveLeeNC

IMHO, you see the back story that you are looking...

IMHO, you see the back story that you are looking for.

I saw a formerly 2 income (high income) family suddenly forced to deal with the issues of a disabled child requiring 24 hour care. The Mom...
12-03-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,699
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The ad seems a bit dull and stupid to me. But...

The ad seems a bit dull and stupid to me. But offensive seems a stretch beyond all reason.

Or maybe the Peloton marketing team is absolute genius - WAY more people have seen this ad due to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,283
Views: 336,421
Posted By DaveLeeNC

First there was the UCI weight limit, and now...

First there was the UCI weight limit, and now THIS! Note that I was not carrying water bottles just to stay on the safe side. This is Woodland Circle in Foxfire Village, NC (Pinehurst area - south...
11-15-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,170
Posted By DaveLeeNC

There was a time (late 70's and probably earlier)...

There was a time (late 70's and probably earlier) where the 'depletion phase' of carbohydrate loading before a marathon was 'the thing to do'. This involved cutting carbs for a few days and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I remember back in the early 80's when I was a...

I remember back in the early 80's when I was a 'serious' runner (2500 miles per year). There would be days when I 'just felt puny'. When I felt like that I used to do a couple of hard quarter to half...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was in a pretty minor (low speed accident) once...

I was in a pretty minor (low speed accident) once where the driver was clearly at fault. There was a no stitches required (but close) cut on the forehead and about $600 of bike damage and that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I suppose that a "bit" of study might 'suggest'...

I suppose that a "bit" of study might 'suggest' that 'perhaps' about anything you might want to say. FWIW, their regulators require them to hold a lot of very liquid assets (like cash). I am not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By DaveLeeNC

If you don't like the answer - don't use it. ...

If you don't like the answer - don't use it.

But this is a lot closer to the path that insurance companies are used to.

dave

ps. It is just wrong to think that you are going to get the $...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By DaveLeeNC

www.bicyclebluebook.com would seem to me to be a...

www.bicyclebluebook.com would seem to me to be a rational place to look for a value basis WRT insurance claims. The value change due to differing timeframes and the value of whatever upgrades you had...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Bike Ride "Quality" - You Never Know

Wednesday I was pretty tired so I took a day off. On Thursday I expected to feel relatively fresh and expected to see ride data that was 'good' by my standards (which drop pretty much every year now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,564
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I just completed the Six Gap Century (over...

FWIW, I just completed the Six Gap Century (over 10K' of climbing) at age 70 wearing a knee brace like this one.
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10-23-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,948
Posted By DaveLeeNC

2020 Trek Emonda SL6 and 1996 EL/OS Bianchi steel...

2020 Trek Emonda SL6 and 1996 EL/OS Bianchi steel with 2014 Campy Chorus groupset upgrade (plus Bontrager RXL Lite Wheels). Guess that makes me a conforming non-conformist.

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,220
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Somewhere around 11K' of climbing. I was...

Somewhere around 11K' of climbing. I was certainly on the brakes at times, but the descents were mostly manageable, IMHO. I did not ever feel the need to 'ride the brakes' for any extended period of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,220
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The primary consideration here was the...

The primary consideration here was the possibility that the tubular design would come with an inherently lower (used) cost simply due to reduced demand. This is just speculation at this point.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,220
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Tubulars - A Different Slant

I am rapidly 'aging out' (maybe already have) of generating satisfying (to me) road cycling results (DOB is 1949). In my case this would be times in a organized or maybe solo century, possibly the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A quick follow up on this recently resurrected...

A quick follow up on this recently resurrected thread (as I am the OP here).

Since post #21 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21) I got onto a regular regime of...
10-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Just to give recognition where recognition is...

Just to give recognition where recognition is due, Kimberly Nelson (age 62) completed this in 6:09. Like I said, there were some strong female riders out there. Kimberly has a reasonably rich racing...
10-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have updated this to show both starters and...

I have updated this to show both starters and finishers where (for example) 12/9 means 12 started and 9 finished. Overall the finish rate was 82%.

dave

ps. Sorry ladies - this was just the "Men...
10-08-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Age Profile - Tough Century Ride

I was looking at the Six Gap Century (www.6gap.com) results today and counted the 'adult' participants

Format is Age - # of participants (total was 1969)

74 - 1
73 - 0
72 - 0
71 - 0
70 - 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,949
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I realize that this was mostly in jest, but just...

I realize that this was mostly in jest, but just because this is an internet discussion board ...

The reason for dimples on a golf ball is to disturb laminar flow where that combined with the spin...
10-07-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Not that long ago I rode pretty much every day...

Not that long ago I rode pretty much every day where it fit into my schedule. 'My Schedule' would create a rest day every 5 to 10 days, and that was enough.

Somewhere between ages 68 and 70 that...
10-04-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, that is an interesting question and...

Well, that is an interesting question and certainly easy to ferret out. The Six Gap ride to the top of Hogpen was 10.7% coasting. The TdM section was 9.5% coasting (and neither of these times include...
10-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly...

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly because I am a numbers guy. My primary comparison was against the 'Tour de Moore' century ride that I did as a training ride here in NC on Labor Day....
10-03-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the useful link. . FWIW, I did...

Thanks for the useful link. .

FWIW, I did very little standing on this ride. For the record it was the Six Gap Century and the results are documented in post #49...
10-02-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Muscular Function (Thigh Area) in Cycling and Cramping

I am trying to work through an unexpected and tough to handle bunch of leg cramps in a long difficult century.

I THINK that it was in the 'Adductor Magnus', but I am not a physiologist and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By DaveLeeNC

When I was a regular Zwifter (laptop, Garmin...

When I was a regular Zwifter (laptop, Garmin Vector Pedals, Lemond Revmaster Spin Bike), I would use my pretty heavy duty music stand which worked quite well. Price in the $50 to $75 range at most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By DaveLeeNC

No doubt that bikes can descend those kinds of...

No doubt that bikes can descend those kinds of steeply downhill and sharply curving roads faster than a car. But the idea of one 'vehicle' passing another in that specific area just seemed ludicrous...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By DaveLeeNC

"Interesting" Meeting of the Cars and the Racers

I rode the Six Gap Century for the first time this past Sunday (www.6gap.com). As I was coming down the back side of Hogpen Gap (toughest of the 6 climbs) I saw something 'interesting' in front of...
09-29-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,942
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, that was ugly. I finished the ride and...

Well, that was ugly. I finished the ride and survived the ride. Somehow I don't feel like 'I rode the ride'.

By almost October standards this day was pretty hot - 70 at the start and the forecast...
09-27-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By DaveLeeNC

zacster, how much time per session and time per...

zacster, how much time per session and time per week can you 'stand' just training indoors?


And thanks for the info.

dave
09-27-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I turn 70 later this year. This post is truly...

I turn 70 later this year. This post is truly inspirational ::)

dave

ps. This is intended as humor as it really is useful information..
09-26-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was not aware of this being an option, although...

I was not aware of this being an option, although it makes sense. The "Calibration" offered by my Garmin Vector Pedals are, from what I can tell, really just a system checkout and zero'ing step.
...
09-26-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

See...

See https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/1141946-detraining-experience-question.html for some interesting context.

dave
09-26-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I thought that I would update this old thread...

I thought that I would update this old thread that I started where, after the previously described reduction in training, 50+% less training, resulted in a quite sudden 25+% drop in power measured...
09-26-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

OK - now I understand. Equating force with energy...

OK - now I understand. Equating force with energy just isn't something that my mind accepts. But I got it now.

dave
09-25-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was not sure what the phrase "the ratio of the...

I was not sure what the phrase "the ratio of the amount of mechanical force being generated to the total amount of work being done" means. Well, to me it means 'force/(force x distance) which is...
09-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yes - I meant KJ (and I fixed that) - thanks. ...

Yes - I meant KJ (and I fixed that) - thanks.

It was December so I took 2 water bottles and drank none of it. 2 Cliff's Bars was it for nutrition. IIRC I didn't eat all of the 2nd, but not...
09-25-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to...

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to KCal is roughly equal to the metabolic efficiency of a typical person, so they tend to cancel out and KJ expended tends to be roughly calories burned. ...
09-25-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I suspect that you are correct - my guess at fat...

I suspect that you are correct - my guess at fat burning percent is probably way off (and probably varies greatly depending).

Regarding my FTP a few years ago when I measured it (20 min test) it...
09-25-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By DaveLeeNC

It might well be useful to just start riding...

It might well be useful to just start riding (water only) and ride until you bonk. This would be both illuminating and without a doubt more fun than an FTP test :-)

dave
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