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08-05-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By CyclingBK

Iím similar. For the past few years, I have been...

Iím similar. For the past few years, I have been mixing strength training and cardio within the main goals being:

Better cardio fitness, Build muscle mass while in a deficit (tricky), lose weight....
08-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Im the OP and I mentioned rhr. But I...

Im the OP and I mentioned rhr.

But I mentioned it in the context of a measure of fitness improvement over time as mine has steadily lowered from 65+ to under 50.

I never said that, stand alone,...
08-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

You should consider that if you go as hard as you...

You should consider that if you go as hard as you can one day, then feel totally recovered the next day, and are able to go as hard as you can the next day and every day....

Then you arenít going...
08-03-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks for sharing this, looks very cool, Ill try...

Thanks for sharing this, looks very cool, Ill try it as best I can measure and can hold out at that effort level.

As far as my 1min efforts. Itís pretty easy to gauge the progression in effort by...
08-03-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

This is exactly what I was looking for, thank...

This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you. My thanks to the other knowledgeable members as well, but honestly, I couldnít grasp the terminology and you laid it out in more laymanís language....
08-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Iím the OP. I appreciate your insight and, while...

Iím the OP. I appreciate your insight and, while I have a long way to go to understand it all, Iíd like to ask what you think of this type of workout (summary below) in the context of someone who has...
08-01-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Thank you, I tried to make the distinction in the...

Thank you, I tried to make the distinction in the subject by saying, ďfor basics fitnessĒ since relative to the training that more serious cyclists engage in, Iím clearly not in that arena.

Even...
08-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Yes, and it makes sense they wouldnít expend time...

Yes, and it makes sense they wouldnít expend time and much energy on anything that wouldnít yield results for their sport.

There was this cool documentary on Amazon Prime called Moon Rider that...
07-30-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Thats amazing you take that on after so much...

Thats amazing you take that on after so much work.

For me, I do 30 minutes progressive warm up.

Then, per the quote/article I posted,

Flat out/*alls to the wall for 1 minute so Iím blasted...
07-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Very happy to see that what Iím doing is...

Very happy to see that what Iím doing is recommended....

ďWant your intervals to be simple and easy to remember, but still brutally effective? Try these, recommended by David Henderson on his blog...
07-27-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By CyclingBK

Nice but thats far to ďdirtyĒ for my taste. Iíd...

Nice but thats far to ďdirtyĒ for my taste. Iíd go with 4 parts vodka, up, one olive.

And, after a ride, about 30 parts water on the side ; )
07-27-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Nice! Exercise releases dopamine as well, right? ...

Nice! Exercise releases dopamine as well, right?

Now, wonder if youd get a double dopamine ďhitĒ if you ate chocolate....

while cycling! 😊
07-27-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

I know this will sound crazy but I realized that...

I know this will sound crazy but I realized that about 10 Dark Chocolate M&Ms, or even just 5, really takes away my hunger. They are like 3 calories each.

Obviously not the healthiest snack in the...
07-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Wow, thanks for all this. One day, who knows, I...

Wow, thanks for all this. One day, who knows, I just may get this advanced.

But for now, the hour and fifteen minutes is getting solid results. There are 4 periods of about 1-minute each where Iím...
07-26-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks, cfb! I did meet up with a forum member...

Thanks, cfb!
I did meet up with a forum member for a few laps in the park. Was fun. We agreed to ride again.
Before Covid, I did see at least one good cycling group on meetup, but now, there are...
07-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Yes, would love to do exactly this, Iím just...

Yes, would love to do exactly this, Iím just missing the ďweĒ

As in I just picked up cycling last year at 52 years old and have no cycling buddies yet ; )
07-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Nice! Iím pretty grateful that right in the...

Nice! Iím pretty grateful that right in the middle of the urban jungle Brooklyn, I have this beautiful loop, good variety of hills/flats. Hereís a pic.

But, yes, Be very cool to just jump on my...
07-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Great stuff, thanks gents, and I always...

Great stuff, thanks gents, and I always appreciate the knowledge and encouragement.

Maybe part of it is this heat this summer as far as limiting my time. Iím not a very early riser so banging it...
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By CyclingBK

Congrats on the cycling training and weight loss!...

Congrats on the cycling training and weight loss! Thatís great mileage, I only do 20 miles every other day but I do try to do some intervals in there.

The gym closing did not stop my strength...
07-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By CyclingBK

I donít understand, you went from doing 50...

I donít understand, you went from doing 50 pushups to 6? When was the last time you could do 50?

I alternate days riding and strength training. And my strength training continues to improve right...
07-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Wow, now these are really *top secret, exactly...

Wow, now these are really *top secret, exactly what I had in mind ; ) My challenge will be that these require planning and patience, lol

I will try cause those sound excellent.
07-16-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By CyclingBK

Hour and 15 minute training rides for basic fitness

52 years old, just picked up cycling last August, hooked and making nice progress.
My primary initial reason for taking up cycling was to replace ďboring gym cardioĒ as part of a fitness plan that...
07-15-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By CyclingBK

I have had occasions to be completely shocked and...

I have had occasions to be completely shocked and dismayed at the disparate and varying opinions of doctors looking at the very same patient and data.
It often boils down to specialty and...
07-14-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By CyclingBK

Hereís a thought from a newbie himself (52) total...

Hereís a thought from a newbie himself (52) total uninformed, non medical professional perspective and if you have any concerns, you should absolutely see your doc.

But....

Maybe youíre just...
07-12-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By CyclingBK

I think chest pain would be cause to get checked...

I think chest pain would be cause to get checked out to be safe.

When I have hit a wall a couple of times, itís been my legs that have given out. I call it, ďare my brakes on?Ē syndrome. As in,...
07-11-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Id say go for it. If you have some baking skills...

Id say go for it. If you have some baking skills you can find lots of recipes. And make your own version with lower calories if you want.

My father in law took up baking and makes a killer batch....
07-11-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By CyclingBK

Iíll chime in on the CTY 1.1 as I bought one last...

Iíll chime in on the CTY 1.1 as I bought one last August after reading several good reviews. Itís my first bike in 30 years and I bought it primarily as part of my fitness regime to replace ďboring...
07-10-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Ok, so when all is said and done, incredibly, I...

Ok, so when all is said and done, incredibly, I have decided my go to ďget me from mid afternoon to dinnerĒ snack, is a couple of these.

Taralli!

For those not familiar, they are an exquisite...
07-06-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By CyclingBK

I went ahead and pushed the piece back against...

I went ahead and pushed the piece back against the rim. It felt pretty smooth afterwards . Then put a couple of small strips of scotch tape over it.

Lets see what happens....

Appreciate the...
07-06-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By CyclingBK

New rim, just 10 months old. I never touched it...

New rim, just 10 months old. I never touched it except to use the plastic lever to get the tire off.
Its just the stock rim that came with the REI CTY 1.1 I bought. No damage at all on the outside....
07-06-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By CyclingBK

Help please with flat tire caused by metal protruding on inside of wheel

I went for a ride on Saturday, all fine. Checked today and rear tire is flat. No obvious tire damage.

Took out the tube, inflated it, hear the leak, small pinhole on side of tube.

Check the...
07-05-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Interesting one, I like it. Maybe some turkey...

Interesting one, I like it. Maybe some turkey slices. Iím up to my ears in chicken ; )

I eat 2 servings of meat a day, 6-8 oz for dinner, 6 oz at lunch, sometimes with cheese. Iím pretty much at...
07-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Its not a matter of such urgency that requires...

Its not a matter of such urgency that requires talking to myself ; ) Does that work for ya?

I have a nice core diet. 3 meals, one mid day snack. Iíve been tweaking them and generally adding...
07-04-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,727
Posted By CyclingBK

Man, you take some serious rides. I agree, been...

Man, you take some serious rides. I agree, been sticking to the mornings before it gets too hot but with the humidity, still feels like youíre boiling.
07-04-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By CyclingBK

I also wonder if too much forearm tension/tight...

I also wonder if too much forearm tension/tight grip pressure on the grips can be an issue. I have flat bar and noticed elbow pain when I started but definitely worked on bent elbows, less weight on...
07-03-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,727
Posted By CyclingBK

Im with ya. There is way too much going on down...

Im with ya. There is way too much going on down there and kids, on bikes or not, and adults unfortunately, can be totally unpredictable. I was down the hill once and this Little kid literally ran...
07-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,727
Posted By CyclingBK

Saw the aftermath of a terrible bike accident...

Saw the aftermath of a terrible bike accident today. I was riding the 3 mile loop in the park, itís open only to bikes, walking/running.

I was coming down Ēthe hillĒ, it drops a bit over 100ft in...
07-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,469
Posted By CyclingBK

Now that you mention it... yeah. Like, if it...

Now that you mention it... yeah.

Like, if it was a troll, 11mph was a good speed to pick. But riding for 8 years should be a potential giveaway. If they said, 6mph, it would be too obvious.
06-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,727
Posted By CyclingBK

Sounds great, happy to provide a positive...

Sounds great, happy to provide a positive outlook.

The cty 1.1 has been fantastic. Was a great value for the price and perfect for my needs. Once I got the fit right, I could just pound away. I...
06-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,483
Posted By CyclingBK

Yes, padded shorts or underwear is an absolute...

Yes, padded shorts or underwear is an absolute must. Pretty much right after helmet and possibly as important as water bottle ; )
06-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

I donít mind a little hunger, used to it, but Ive...

I donít mind a little hunger, used to it, but Ive been very disciplined while in a pretty good calorie deficit so I want to at least keep energy up and not get too distracted.

Plus, Iím strength...
06-25-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Pickles! Too funny, we were indulging in a burger...

Pickles! Too funny, we were indulging in a burger the other night and the thought occurred they could be a great snack. Thank you for reminding me.

And I appreciate all of the great, healthy...
06-25-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

No worries and thanks. I have a Fage 2% for...

No worries and thanks. I have a Fage 2% for breakfast with fruit everyday and love the stuff.

Maybe Iíll replace the peanut butter with a Fage 0 or 2%. It would actually be less calories, more...
06-25-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks, all is fine with the fitness, diet, and...

Thanks, all is fine with the fitness, diet, and consistent body fat loss. In fact, I can probably eat a little more so....

Im just looking for some snack ideas ; )
06-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By CyclingBK

Please share your *Top Secret, most filling, lowest calorie snacks

I have been into my fitness and diet for a few years and have steadily lost about 30 pounds slowly, while still building a little muscle mass.

My goal has been to reduce body fat, nothing crazy,...
06-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By CyclingBK

Wow! Thatís fantastic. Hey, Cal Ripkenís...

Wow! Thatís fantastic.

Hey, Cal Ripkenís consecutive MLB game streak was 2,632. You could break it in cycling ; )
06-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By CyclingBK

You guys rock! Thank you for sharing.

You guys rock!

Thank you for sharing.
06-17-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By CyclingBK

Iíve definitely not rode if I donít feel rested...

Iíve definitely not rode if I donít feel rested at least decently or feel run down. Itís easier to make that excuse when itís cold out ; )

But If itís just Iím not in a great mood and think about...
06-16-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,727
Posted By CyclingBK

Absolutely, very cool ride, Iím feelin it. Hope I...

Absolutely, very cool ride, Iím feelin it. Hope I didnít slow you down too much ; )
06-13-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,952
Posted By CyclingBK

Oh, also on this loop, they have these motorized...

Oh, also on this loop, they have these motorized scooters and skateboards. Some of them go fast and these guys go like 30 or faster weaving all over the place.
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