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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By zjrog

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I did an easy 18 with a disable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By zjrog

I was on a heavy bike, compared to the racing...

I was on a heavy bike, compared to the racing specific bikes arouind me during my one season attempt at racing. At 6'3" and 230, I was big. Yes, I was strong. But I wasn't fast. And I wasn't willing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By zjrog

Anecdotal, I was on a bike 3 months post knee...

Anecdotal, I was on a bike 3 months post knee total replacement. But I was on an exercise bike in about 4 weeks. Now, 3 years ago I had a torn meniscus in my other knee. And used the bike on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,274
Posted By zjrog

Ah, fear. I hate it... Background. I climbed to...

Ah, fear. I hate it... Background. I climbed to descend. I once got a ticket for speeding. 60 in a 35, downhill. Judge took my copy of the ticket, no trophy, he said...

8 years ago, after knee...
10-16-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,614
Posted By zjrog

Congrats on surviving, from one survivor to...

Congrats on surviving, from one survivor to another!!! When I broke my back, I cracked C1, 2 and 3. And spent a month in a hardshell with my head supported, and 3 months in a hard C collar after...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By zjrog

Stupid me, I missed that. But seeing that...

Stupid me, I missed that.

But seeing that trainer, that locks in the fork, makes me wonder...
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By zjrog

What trainer is the second one?

What trainer is the second one?
10-14-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By zjrog

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I don't have pics of me on a bike in my teens. But grew up.in...
10-12-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By zjrog

Shimano 105 on my original 92 Trek 1400 was...

Shimano 105 on my original 92 Trek 1400 was indexed for 7 speed, but in friction mode covered a 9 speed cassette well...
10-12-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By zjrog

I ride a steel vintage KHS roadbike, and a...

I ride a steel vintage KHS roadbike, and a Cannondale CAAD8 aluminum bike. I'm 6'1" and 245 pounds. Both bikes roll 2 spoke wheels and 700x25 tires. I might push the old steel bike to 28s, but there...
10-09-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By zjrog

For those of us that have had weight loss...

For those of us that have had weight loss surgery, a full diet isn't always possible, especially in the first year to three. I'm almost a year out, and down over 110 pounds since surgery. I struggle...
10-08-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By zjrog

nkfrench I get it. I chose VSG gastric sleeve...

nkfrench I get it. I chose VSG gastric sleeve surgery. Almost a year ago had that surgery. I've lost 113 pounds since then. 135 from my heaviest. No more BP meds. A year ago my BP was 152/85 at 93...
10-08-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,958
Posted By zjrog

These orange bikes are driving me nuts!!! I'm...

These orange bikes are driving me nuts!!! I'm considering refinishing my 33 year old KHS, and I may consider a darker orange...
10-08-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By zjrog

Ridgecrest wasn't single friendly, no doubt. I...

Ridgecrest wasn't single friendly, no doubt. I retired from the Navy there and stayed after...
10-08-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By zjrog

I'm on a high protein low carb regiment due to...

I'm on a high protein low carb regiment due to weight loss surgery. I start every day with a 30g protein shake from Premier Protein, I get from Sam's Club, 12 packs. About $1.40 each depending on the...
10-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By zjrog

Simple really, I had taken a job in Nevada for a...

Simple really, I had taken a job in Nevada for a short time, and the company offered me a position in Utah. After a quick visit, we moved. Other factors, our son was graduating high school, and was...
10-07-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By zjrog

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By zjrog

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Hincapie 3X jersey on the left. Canaries 2X jersey on the...
10-07-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By zjrog

After a bout of shingles over the summer, got my...

After a bout of shingles over the summer, got my first shot of Shingrex 3 weeks ago. Made my arm sore for a few days, pushups helped a little.. About 4 weeks from geting my second shot. Looking...
10-07-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By zjrog

I still carry excess fluid from before my weight...

I still carry excess fluid from before my weight loss surgery, still on water pills, but a much lower daily dose. I get more swelling post ride, as opposed to during the ride. But so far, no need for...
10-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By zjrog

I used to live in Ridgecrest, and only rode on...

I used to live in Ridgecrest, and only rode on 395 around to Inyokern and back. I remember thinking that the section between Adelanto and Kramer Junction would SUCK bad, due to "flatlander" traffic...
10-02-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By zjrog

You have given me reason to look for a suspension...

You have given me reason to look for a suspension corrected fork for my 29er. I picked up a second set of wheels for gravel riding, the 700x54s on the current wheels are just too "squirmy" on...
10-02-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

I may well get a PM sooner or later. As for...

I may well get a PM sooner or later. As for mounting the magnet, both my trainers already have holes to the right edge of the drums, so that was why I even considered that path, after watching the...
10-02-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

shelgame, thanks for the insight. There are a...

shelgame, thanks for the insight. There are a good number of KK fluid trainers in the local classifieds. I believe it in my better interest to just go that route, add the green inside sensor if it...
10-02-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By zjrog

Hey Clydes! An decent Amazon cold weather gear?

Title says it all. I see offbrand jackets and such, I need one. But so unsure if the sizing. I'm down from 378 to 243. I need an inexpensive cycling jacket for the fall. And maybe nicer winter days....
10-02-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

Thanks for the input! Fairly well is good enough...

Thanks for the input! Fairly well is good enough for me at this time. To my Engineering Tech mind, the sensor is only reading the frequency the magnet passes the sensor. The magic is in the sensor...
10-01-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

I love that channel. I've never noticed their...

I love that channel. I've never noticed their workouts...

In a different vein, if I were to use the Kurt Kinetic iNride sensor they sell to update their dumb trainers, any reason I couldn't do...
09-30-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

Beginning to lean towards Rouvy, but waiting for...

Beginning to lean towards Rouvy, but waiting for word from a local guy I know that uses it. I'm already on Strava...



Truth is, I've lost 135 pounds in the last 18 months... It's been a wild...
09-30-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,082
Posted By zjrog

Yes, winter here can be mild to brutal. So,...

Yes, winter here can be mild to brutal. So, hoping for some riding days outdoors, but setting up for indoor training with a regimen instead of just riding to ride...

I found a support group was of...
09-30-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By zjrog

I found the frame a month later, and then took a...

I found the frame a month later, and then took a couple months to gather stuff to make it a ridable bike. But having a good bike at the time, and my son in law fell in love with the Redhead after I...
09-30-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By zjrog

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I picked up a 92 Trek 1400 last spring......
09-30-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

Training with a DUMB trainer...

I have 2 older mag trainers available. A Giant Cyclotron Mag, and an older Performance mag trainer that also clamps the fork as well. Both have remote controls for changing resistance.

I presently...
09-29-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,082
Posted By zjrog

Observation. I ate poorly this week. Allowed an...

Observation. I ate poorly this week. Allowed an indulgence on the occasion of my son and family adopted their 4th child Thursday. And had a few things I shouldn't have had. All while only riding...
09-29-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,848
Posted By zjrog

Love that pic, Brother! Congrats!

Love that pic, Brother! Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,419
Posted By zjrog

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If you are referring to my affair with the Redhead, night and day.
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09-28-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,164
Posted By zjrog

After a series of 15, 19 and 23 mile rides, I was...

After a series of 15, 19 and 23 mile rides, I was invited to ride with a faster group. Sadly, I knew my Old Friend was not geared for that crowd. The CAAD8 was called on for that ride. It was 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,419
Posted By zjrog

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35+mph... Bumpy chip seal road, and cheap action cam do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By zjrog

After a little research, it is a 370 series hub...

After a little research, it is a 370 series hub set. the rims seem to be of some question, Some say DT Swiss 585 rims, but then the 30mm or 27mm aero rims are of question. If I were to keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By zjrog

Who makes DT Swiss hubs?

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And to the point, I have reason not to trust the rear rim. Are these a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,301
Posted By zjrog

This was going to be my question as well. I can...

This was going to be my question as well. I can fit a 30, but 32 is too big. Really, 30 is too big, but tolerable with the "B" screw in all the way... I have a 11-36 that works if I use a "Road link"...
09-27-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By zjrog

Oh yeah, whole other story. These will show...

Oh yeah, whole other story. These will show reflectors and signs 10 miles down a straight road. So definitely not street legal. They are tight enough to be useful in fog, surprisingly not blinding...
09-26-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By zjrog

Yeah, um, first thing she said was that I have...

Yeah, um, first thing she said was that I have too many bikes to get a new one!!!


They do, but not in a meanigful way for bike transport, especially not a big 29er..


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09-26-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By zjrog

Make sure to secure your wheel straps!

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I got distracted last night. In a rush to meet a friend for a quick dirt...
09-25-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By zjrog

Look at some of the cartoons we grew up with....

Look at some of the cartoons we grew up with. Wolves that whistled at women. Hellooooo Nurse, many like that... In the 70s, commercials were showing men whistling at, oggling women in their short...
09-25-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By zjrog

I have noticed the Kenda tires are "squirmy" on...

I have noticed the Kenda tires are "squirmy" on pavement. I understood these were heavy. I was given some Panaracer tires, that seem a bit lighter. But haven't tried them on the bike. Funny thing,...
09-25-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,506
Views: 504,767
Posted By zjrog

I agree the 7000 is stiffer than my other bikes...

I agree the 7000 is stiffer than my other bikes as well. I had an Iron Horse years ago (stolen), and a Fisher HooKooEKoo with front suspension (my son has currently). And the 7000 is stiffer than the...
09-25-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By zjrog

Cool! Thanks... I like this sort of experience. I...

Cool! Thanks... I like this sort of experience. I need to talk with some local folks about what works for them, tire and sizes....
09-25-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,082
Posted By zjrog

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09-25-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,082
Posted By zjrog

tallbikeman, I work in the West Desert. West of...

tallbikeman, I work in the West Desert. West of Hwy 36 south to Hwy 6 and to the Nevada border. Most of the year, I could drive my Neon on the trail. Buuuuttttt. Carry more than 1 spare. Don't snoop...
09-24-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,082
Posted By zjrog

Congrats tallbikeman on the weight loss! I love...

Congrats tallbikeman on the weight loss! I love those older Schwinn bikes. I see some taller bikes pop up locally, but not as tall as your bikes! Very nice machines.

So my weigh in Sunday was...
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