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03-01-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By zjrog

WooHoo! Good luck. Daring and bold to publicly...

WooHoo! Good luck. Daring and bold to publicly pledge such! Hmm, maybe I should...
01-27-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Are you getting a full knee replacement? ...

Are you getting a full knee replacement?

Plan on a full year for full recovery. I was ready to go back to work after 5 weeks both times. That first full rotation of the pedals is a breakthrough...
01-27-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

I know a few people that have had knees replaced....

I know a few people that have had knees replaced. They all agree, it was the best thing they did for themselves. I'm amazed at the things people say, that have no direct experience but "know soneone"...
01-25-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By zjrog

Yes, for now. It has been sufficient for shorter...

Yes, for now. It has been sufficient for shorter rides indoors when its warm. It has a remote, sonI can change speeds as well. I will look at additional fans, something I keep putting off.

Nice...
01-24-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By zjrog

Doing ok. I'm in a winter's doldrums right now....

Doing ok. I'm in a winter's doldrums right now. Not excited about much. But feel pretty good. New knee is doing well, still some weakness. Great Range of Motion though.. still arguing with insurance...
01-24-21, 11:07 AM
01-24-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By zjrog

Even on moderate speed rides, we have our local...

Even on moderate speed rides, we have our local KOM sections that we all like to attack. I don't ride in certain groups, as I know I can't hold their pace. I've tried. And those 5 guys are FAST. I...
01-24-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By zjrog

I have more Zwift miles than real miles. I am...

I have more Zwift miles than real miles. I am currently using my old 98 Cannondale R200 with 3x7 gearing, on an older Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer. To that I added their iNride sensor (Bluetooth and...
01-24-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

I have MTB versions. I grabbed a road bike...

I have MTB versions. I grabbed a road bike version for the rear with the drop bars. So will put the MTB one back on.

THANKS!
01-24-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By zjrog

Using older Deore XT brake levers with mech. disc brakes

Since my last question proved so much fun, I have a new question.

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01-24-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

I have ridden new machinery. Which is why I'm...

I have ridden new machinery. Which is why I'm looking at a fat bike. Nice and squishy, and easier on my back. The dropper post question was indeed, a simple question. And may be on my short list to...
01-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By zjrog

Just turned 58 the other day. Seems like just...

Just turned 58 the other day. Seems like just yesterday I was looking at the 50+ group and couldn't believe I was almost there... Also a Clyde, just not as big a Clyde as I was a couple years ago...
01-21-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Still fighting my insurance to get to the ankle...

Still fighting my insurance to get to the ankle surgeon I want. I keep an eye on a Facebook Group for ankle replacements and seeing what people are doing post replacement gives me hope that that is a...
01-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

A top 10 guy and a sports specialist should be on...

A top 10 guy and a sports specialist should be on equal footing... Just make sure he knows what you expect after surgery...
01-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By zjrog

I certainly second this advice, find the best...

I certainly second this advice, find the best surgeon you and your insurance can afford. I'm lucky that my knee guy is local to me, as opposed to my ankle and hand guys, which are 45 minutes away....
01-21-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,702
Posted By zjrog

I don't shovel anymore. Not more than my steps...

I don't shovel anymore. Not more than my steps out front or back. I too use a riding mower mounted blade. It's certainly more fun than shoveling. But on heavy snow years, it's hard to find new places...
01-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

I used that for a little while last year while...

I used that for a little while last year while fighting off a sacroiliac joint issue. This getting older stuff is no fun, worse when older injuries and mental head games take over... :) Thanks. If...
01-19-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By zjrog

For cost and expediency, I went with a Microshift...

For cost and expediency, I went with a Microshift 3x9 set, I had some older Deore XT brake levers and sourced a Bontrager 750mm bar set from my local collective. I will get the swap done soon.
01-19-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

That will likely be what I do for now, the QR...

That will likely be what I do for now, the QR clamp is cheap and pretty easy to do. After my crash, I cringe on downhills, grabbing lots of brake before I'm even doing 20 MPH nowadays. (crashed at 45...
01-19-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

Funny, how my Sears Free Spirit ten speed in the...

Funny, how my Sears Free Spirit ten speed in the 70s worked ok on cow paths because the balloon tire bikes were too heavy. Or riding the gravel roads in rural Kansas where I grew up on that same...
01-19-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

The wider bars would be good, but I've never been...

The wider bars would be good, but I've never been happy with the pull the brifters have with the disc brakes.. Sora 3500 with Avid BB5 brakes.. I even snagged the road bike calipers, and just...
01-18-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

PNW and TranzX are in my price range. I'm not...

PNW and TranzX are in my price range. I'm not going to do any super technical stuff. I broke my back 9 years ago so no big air or high speeds on down hills. I also have a hard brace fr my left ankle...
01-17-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By zjrog

School me on dropper posts

I have a 2010ish Performance Access XCL 9r that was a gift a few years ago. I've ridden it as is ever since...
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12-21-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By zjrog

I was hoping the Advent shifter would work with...

I was hoping the Advent shifter would work with the SLX, as I will probably move to the Advent system later. I'm limited with the RD at 36t, which I'm running a 12-36 cassette currently. I spend MOST...
12-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By zjrog

9 speed shifter for Shimano SLX RD-M682?

I got this Performance Access XCL 9r 6 years ago as a gift, had the Salsa Woodchipper bars and Sora 3500 brifters, SLX RD and a SRAM X5 FD......
12-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

My main advice when seeking knee replacement is...

My main advice when seeking knee replacement is to find a reputable sports surgeon that does LOTS of knees yearly. And find a Physical Therapist up to date on knee replacements and has an active...
11-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,405,642
Posted By zjrog

Digging that DRILLIUM!

Digging that DRILLIUM!
11-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Great news Brother!!! I will agree that as...

Great news Brother!!!

I will agree that as the selling goes down, there is a loose feeling of sorts, and the knee can be a bit noisy if you wiggle your foot back and forth. No worries, as my...
11-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Well. Work sent me to their Occupational Health...

Well. Work sent me to their Occupational Health people Wednesday. In their experience, Most people aren't ready to go back to work this soon, but after reading my left knee history, the doc had me...
11-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

That sure makes for an easy commute!!! 118 at 4...

That sure makes for an easy commute!!! 118 at 4 weeks is great! Well on your way to your 135 goal. You'll get there.

I do fully understand the not being able to just sit for long periods. Even...
11-14-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

Pics to share. ...

Pics to share.
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11-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

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11-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Brother, I'm doing good. Glad to hear you...

Brother, I'm doing good.

Glad to hear you can get on your bike on the trainer! Awesome! Sounds like you're on your way! I'm probably going to do free rides on Zwift this weekend. So good luck when...
11-13-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

Had my 6 week follow up, a few days early....

Had my 6 week follow up, a few days early. Surgeon's PA was very pleased with my healing. But also with my 0 to 135 Range of Motion. Cleared me to return to work next week.

So at PT, got worked...
11-11-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,785
Posted By zjrog

I tried using Zwift with a magnetic trainer, and...

I tried using Zwift with a magnetic trainer, and wheel speed and cadence sensors only. But that wasn't enough to enjoy Zwift, for me at least... So last year I bought a used Kurt Kinetic fluid...
11-02-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

I can't say 30 years worried me even 10 years ago...

I can't say 30 years worried me even 10 years ago at 47. My 84 year old uncle has 30 year old knees, and good luck keeping up with him. If his have made it from the 80s, I think these will.last a lot...
11-02-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Being in good shape before is a huge help. And I...

Being in good shape before is a huge help. And I have no doubt my cycling since weight loss surgery 2 years ago has been a huge help. My muscle weakness across the front of my knee, for going up and...
10-30-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

My primary care doc has sent a referral. Now...

My primary care doc has sent a referral. Now waiting for my insurance to make they cover this other provider, and alternate opinion.
10-30-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Randy, that is a really great start. Not to get...

Randy, that is a really great start. Not to get into any competition, work at your own pace. But today, I was measured at 132. I pushed into it a bit at PT today.

If you have your bike on a...
10-30-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

my first one is 10 years old, they said 30 then....

my first one is 10 years old, they said 30 then. My new knee is the same basic model, but has improvements that might go beyond that..

I will say, compared to this point 10 years ago, I'm off...
10-29-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

I had raised the seat specifically so I could get...

I had raised the seat specifically so I could get a full rotation. I have since lowered it back to my normal spot.. I use a midfoot position over the pedal axle due to that AFO brace. But in PT, my...
10-28-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By zjrog

New knee. 10 years after my first.

I did start a thread in the Fifty Plus crowd. 5 Oct, a month shy of 10 years since my left knee replacement, I had my right knee replaced. I feel I was in better shape for this one, thanks to my...
10-26-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

In my second outpatient PT session today, we...

In my second outpatient PT session today, we worked more on quad sets. And I am SORE!!! But we moved forward with his recumbent bike. His goal is stretching the knee not rotations. He had to move me...
10-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Thanks! And that makes for a great laugh too! ...

Thanks! And that makes for a great laugh too!



I had NO tension on the trainer, and my PT was happy to hear this, but he also says I need about two ore weeks before I begin riding. I'm way down...
10-26-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By zjrog

Something had to change, so my right knee and I divorced...

Wit and humor aside, I've been in too much pain to ride. Even indoors. My right knee was tolerable, but my left ankle, in an AFO brace since last December, "changed". He only wants to talk fusion for...
09-15-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,873
Posted By zjrog

dave73, I was 378 at my heaviest (recorded...

dave73, I was 378 at my heaviest (recorded weight, perhaps was heavier than that at some point) I am 6'1", I used to be a bit closer to 6'3", but age and a back injury, well...

I received as a...
09-15-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,356
Posted By zjrog

I'm torn between carbon fiber and titanium...

I'm torn between carbon fiber and titanium chopsticks, but the handmade bamboo is simple, elegant, and sustainable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,004
Posted By zjrog

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40+MPH over the bars crash, roadbike, downhill canyon twisty road. Concussion,...
07-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By zjrog

If I may second this thought. My wife has poor...

If I may second this thought. My wife has poor flexibility, and only rides a "womens" bike indoors. But that also proves difficult to get on and off for her some days. 3 years ago she fell getting...
07-27-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,163
Posted By zjrog

Brother, this pic makes me happy for you!!! ...

Brother, this pic makes me happy for you!!!

Happy belated Birthday!

Damn, I need to ride...
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