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09-25-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,452
Posted By Richard Cranium

How frequently a person "successfully" exercises...

How frequently a person "successfully" exercises is dependent on more than just time. Bear in mind that the intensity you exercise at will factor into the period you need to rest.

The original...
08-25-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Richard Cranium

Chest belt HR monitors - do they exist?

Is anybody using an "old school" HR monitor that requires the matching chest belt radio synced to a wristwatch based or handlebar mount device? I tried a couple of wrist based devices and am not...
08-12-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,982
Posted By Richard Cranium

I think that this post is unintentionally...

I think that this post is unintentionally provocative because the "between the lines" message seems to be that the OP thinks competitive cyclists are too dense or immature to realize the diverse...
07-31-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,545
Posted By Richard Cranium

Must have been Excel 3.0 - I was using the a free...

Must have been Excel 3.0 - I was using the a free "bicycle log" calendar that came with a subscription to Bicycling Magazine. - 1981

Kept using free bank give-a-way calendars - jotting daily...
07-11-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,610
Posted By Richard Cranium

A "good ride" is anytime you finish the ride...

A "good ride" is anytime you finish the ride feeling as well or better that when you started. If you feel crappy after your rides - then slow down or shorten them. Miles measure distance - but they...
07-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,337
Posted By Richard Cranium

You know - this was the original posted question?...

You know - this was the original posted question? And then the OP answered that he had an "iron clad" mix of supplements that worked for him.

My original answer tried to advise that most exercise...
07-04-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,545
Posted By Richard Cranium

Clearly - cycling in childhood produces more...

Clearly - cycling in childhood produces more healthy, more active adults - and not without fond, almost spiritual memories of freedom and carefree existence along the way.
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06-30-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,545
Posted By Richard Cranium

What great stories - I really appreciate all the...

What great stories - I really appreciate all the comments. Although bicycling is considered child's-play in the US - I would imagine most of you can also remember a certain ride experience where you...
06-26-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,545
Posted By Richard Cranium

Fifty years of cycling - how about you?

Obviously, many people start to ride bicycles at a very young age. I learned how to ride of 20" wheel middle-weight bicycle in the summer of 1958. (BMX bikes didn't exist?)

By 1965-66 I had...
Replies: 56
Views: 8,890
Posted By Richard Cranium

Ouch - "your carb math" works for what its worth...

Ouch - "your carb math" works for what its worth - but I was assuming the gels or powder were supplemental to the ride - you know like for "on the bike."

Not sure how far athletes are going on...
Replies: 56
Views: 8,890
Posted By Richard Cranium

I assume you are just being silly. Two pounds of...

I assume you are just being silly. Two pounds of carbohydrate could fuel a person for several days. And that's assuming there a mix of simple/complex carbohydrates.

Anyway - your post makes you...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,822
Posted By Richard Cranium

No doubt - paying attention to your heart rate...

No doubt - paying attention to your heart rate during exercise can certainly help you pace yourself or determine how much exercise recovery you need.

Whenever I hear another "heart attack story" -...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Richard Cranium

I suggest you rethink your bicycling lighting...

I suggest you rethink your bicycling lighting needs. Using cheap equipment is always a bad idea - and using cheap lights can be dangerous.

There are excellent lights under $50. These are lights...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,672
Posted By Richard Cranium

You don't say enough about yourself for me to...

You don't say enough about yourself for me to form much of an opinion about your chances for success. Many cyclists can ride great distances - but to do 360 miles "solo" - and without support or...
06-15-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,337
Posted By Richard Cranium

That's too bad. Your post makes you sounds...

That's too bad.

Your post makes you sounds like someone that feels very tired - so much so - that they they think taking certain pills will make you feel better. Worse yet, you seem to have other...
Replies: 14
Views: 5,039
Posted By Richard Cranium

Pretty funny - you discovered how to make...

Pretty funny - you discovered how to make yourself sick from working out. Take another twenty years off and see if you get better.

Or maybe back off from your "heat therapy training" -- and if you...
06-05-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,614
Posted By Richard Cranium

In general, a cyclist's average speed for a mix...

In general, a cyclist's average speed for a mix of terrain will benefit if the most of his/her effort is applied during climbing. And again, in general, overcoming the steepest uphill parts of the...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,825
Posted By Richard Cranium

Assuming you have a rim that can handle the...

Assuming you have a rim that can handle the stress - go get a 1.5 inch tire with a continuous center-tread pattern, a heavy duty tube, some beefy new rim tape and pump the sucker up to 100psi. (for...
05-15-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,124
Posted By Richard Cranium

I've had all kinds of goofy lighting systems -...

I've had all kinds of goofy lighting systems - and I was also hit by a car in the afternoon in brilliant sunshine. (no lights)

My experience would suggest that bright blinking lights should be...
05-15-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,003
Posted By Richard Cranium

You don't. If you know enough about the Internet...

You don't. If you know enough about the Internet to post a question here - you certainly can search out dozens of articles on exercise and training.

The reason I answered your question with "you...
05-13-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Richard Cranium

Like so many topics that are discussed online -...

Like so many topics that are discussed online - bicycling equipment selections should be considered in the context of actual usage. My post was meant to identify the inherent limitations and benefits...
05-10-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Richard Cranium

Thanks, I corrected the "brain-fart" in my...

Thanks, I corrected the "brain-fart" in my original post - so now everything is confused.


Exactly! For any given cyclist, there is an optimal "average jump" or "step" that works best with their...
05-10-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Richard Cranium

Yes there is. There IS SOMETHING very different...

Yes there is. There IS SOMETHING very different about gearing ratio results - depending very much on the size of the front sprockets. Size matters!

Let's start by examining what happens to gear...
05-08-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,803
Posted By Richard Cranium

What's the deal here? You say you want to...

What's the deal here?

You say you want to "reduce the risk of my Bradycardia" - and in the next phrase you say you have no problems. (nor Afib) -- OK - I'll bite - what's the meaning of your post?...
Replies: 48
Views: 6,797
Posted By Richard Cranium

Some of your comments demonstrate that you a have...

Some of your comments demonstrate that you a have a good understanding of your cycling needs. Since you are a larger rider, selecting a bicycle with a wider gear range and fitting the wheels with at...
Replies: 55
Views: 6,890
Posted By Richard Cranium

My forum posts really are aimed at cutting...

My forum posts really are aimed at cutting through the BS and honestly answering questions - even if my answers are unflattering. In this case, my experience suggests Vinatgerando's new brevet...
Replies: 55
Views: 6,890
Posted By Richard Cranium

If you think that selecting the right bicycle is...

If you think that selecting the right bicycle is the big challenge to a successful Brevet - you're already priming yourself for failure.

You most likely need to focus your talents at discovering...
04-19-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Richard Cranium

Yeah - usually the most successful Century advice...

Yeah - usually the most successful Century advice is to "start slow and taper." - But seriously, your post does reveal something about your current approach to a Century ride.

All the focus on...
04-08-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Richard Cranium

Well, the good news is - your'e not dying! ...

Well, the good news is - your'e not dying!

You've got so much going on in this thread - not much use in commenting. So I guess I better comment.

Quit using a HR monitor, listen to your body and...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By Richard Cranium

Unfortunately, most of the time there is no...

Unfortunately, most of the time there is no consensus - at least not among the entire peloton. And trying to discover what other cyclist's goals are - - while riding with a "fast group" is usually a...
02-13-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,434
Posted By Richard Cranium

The purpose of this statement was to demonstrate...

The purpose of this statement was to demonstrate my opinion of trying to use lighting equipment incorrectly.

My experience suggests that typical flashlights are not good at providing a large...
02-12-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,434
Posted By Richard Cranium

Having a flashlight on your bicycle as part of an...

Having a flashlight on your bicycle as part of an optimal night riding safety system is a great idea. Using a flashlight as the primary head light or "only" light is patently ridiculous.

When I...
10-01-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,396
Posted By Richard Cranium

My previous post, which I admit was snarky and...

My previous post, which I admit was snarky and unhelpful was to remind readers that "really useful" advice needs to account for the diversity of cyclists and situations they encounter when riding.
...
09-03-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,396
Posted By Richard Cranium

I'm glad the thread cleared everything up. Now...

I'm glad the thread cleared everything up. Now everyone knows exactly how much, how often and most of all - just exactly WHAT mix everyone will drink for optimal performance.

And to think " the...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By Richard Cranium

You ride where ever other great riders train or...

You ride where ever other great riders train or live. Or you ride where ever your life and obligations allow.

For some reason this seems like a stupid question for someone already so accomplished....
08-23-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By Richard Cranium

I find this statement meaningless. Mostly because...

I find this statement meaningless. Mostly because - "too little training will increase your risk of injury."

No one can improve your cycling as much as yourselves. You have - and your wife has - a...
08-23-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Posted By Richard Cranium

Yes, and yes and or maybe no........ As most...

Yes, and yes and or maybe no........

As most previous posts have mentioned - you are NOT getting a 2400 lumen light. And if a sales transaction starts with an obviously untrue description of a...
08-21-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,396
Posted By Richard Cranium

You can listen for other cyclists favorite drinks...

You can listen for other cyclists favorite drinks - but the truth of the matter is what works for someone else in some other's situations has little to with your best drinking habits.

Mixing...
08-10-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Richard Cranium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpOx_V4CIZs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpOx_V4CIZs
08-08-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 766
Posted By Richard Cranium

Just because the Garmin reported a number does...

Just because the Garmin reported a number does not mean your actually maintained meaningful heart rhythm or cardiac efficiency at that reported number - the answer is no way to tell.

In an...
07-29-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,925
Posted By Richard Cranium

There is some truth in your statement. However,...

There is some truth in your statement. However, just because you "perceive" something hardly makes two differing efforts an accurate measure of CV efficiency. (way too many other unmentioned...
Replies: 52
Views: 6,872
Posted By Richard Cranium

The Masi marketing clip apparently tries to sell...

The Masi marketing clip apparently tries to sell "adventure" cycling as Randoneuring. I don't know - maybe rando riding is just an adventure - but "brevet riding" does include time checks and some...
Replies: 52
Views: 6,872
Posted By Richard Cranium

Has anyone discerned what specific bicycle...

Has anyone discerned what specific bicycle specifications are important for a brevet-style cycling event? I just wanted someone to describe what the differences are between a "touring bike and a...
07-04-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Richard Cranium

Rims have something to do with how any given tire...

Rims have something to do with how any given tire performs. Unfortunately, so do inner tubes. And in conjunction with these variables - inflation pressure affects performance.

Unfortunately,...
06-25-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,917
Posted By Richard Cranium

My experience suggests that your comments display...

My experience suggests that your comments display a fundamental lack of human exercise physiology and the related understanding of basic nutrition. Or at least that's what I think your comments sound...
05-08-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By Richard Cranium

Riding 20,000 miles a year takes a lot out of...

Riding 20,000 miles a year takes a lot out of person's life. I've never done it - but I have cycled more than 2000 miles per month - several months in a row.

Several factors that contribute to...
Replies: 86
Views: 9,445
Posted By Richard Cranium

Very true. There is no such thing as the "right...

Very true. There is no such thing as the "right nutrition" or "wrong food." For any given cyclist in any given situation - every ride, and every rider presents a unique challenge.

Why not revisit...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,912
Posted By Richard Cranium

I offer my condolences. My forum comments often...

I offer my condolences. My forum comments often assume questions are referring to healthy cyclists.


My perspective suggests that no matter how often cyclists discuss technology as a solution to...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,912
Posted By Richard Cranium

Transmissions can be designed to for efficiency...

Transmissions can be designed to for efficiency across a wide-range of a given speeds - OR - for efficiency of a given load under a narrower range of speeds.

You all know that - why get caught up...
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