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07-06-20, 08:35 PM
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Posted By big john

Good ride!

Good ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Their wireless dropper seatpost got rave reviews.

Their wireless dropper seatpost got rave reviews.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:56 PM
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Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

As a 66 year old lifetime slacker I also worry...

As a 66 year old lifetime slacker I also worry about motorists but I also worry about having to quit doing hard rides due to some heart problem.
I had some a-fib issue while I was still working but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:46 PM
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Posted By big john

I'm not sure but I think the overtraining heart...

I'm not sure but I think the overtraining heart issues are more cyclists than any other sports. I don't think others put in the hours for years on end like cyclists do, although I knew a guy who ran...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

You could read this....

You could read this. https://www.velopress.com/books/the-haywire-heart/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-06-20, 07:36 AM
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Posted By big john

Very cool.

Very cool.
07-05-20, 05:19 PM
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Views: 846,510
Posted By big john

Does your son do that stuff with you?

Does your son do that stuff with you?
07-05-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

My friend in East Texas tells me she is afraid if...

My friend in East Texas tells me she is afraid if she falls off the bike the pigs will have her for lunch.
07-05-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

My fellow club member David became the first...

My fellow club member David became the first rider over 60 to finish the RAAM. He failed on his first attempt due to hyponatremia. He gained about 15 pounds of water weight and he's a little guy. He...
07-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

I was descending a fire road on my mountain bike...

I was descending a fire road on my mountain bike and there was a couple on bikes climbing and they were arguing about something. I noticed they only had 1 bottle between them. I got to the bottom and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:34 PM
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Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

I think the water referred to in that song was...

I think the water referred to in that song was Lake Geneva?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:33 PM
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Posted By big john

A few years ago I had Shingles in my right eye....

A few years ago I had Shingles in my right eye. Now I have lots of floaters in that eye and sweat, sunscreen, or even soapy water just burns like hell in that eye only.
When it gets bad on a ride it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By big john

It's almost as bad as hearing that from a woman.

It's almost as bad as hearing that from a woman.
07-05-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

That is why I specified eating or taking...

That is why I specified eating or taking electrolytes. Of course if you flush yourself out you are at risk but the things I have read say if you eat or take electrolytes you should be fine. I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By big john

That's very interesting. I wonder if any studies...

That's very interesting. I wonder if any studies have broken it down that way. I had a bit of A-fib a couple years ago but it seems to have resolved itself. Doctors kept telling me I looked good "for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By big john

Have you read Zinn's book?...

Have you read Zinn's book? https://www.velopress.com/books/the-haywire-heart/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By big john

When I get rapid heartbeat at night it's because...

When I get rapid heartbeat at night it's because of a hard effort with dehydration. It's annoying trying to sleep when your heart is thumping fast and loud.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By big john

You need to figure out what size bike you need...

You need to figure out what size bike you need first. You might be able to find a decent bike for $500 but you'll probably need someone to help. At that price, brand shouldn't be an issue.
07-04-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

I agree with most of your post with a couple of...

I agree with most of your post with a couple of exceptions. First, I think hyponatremia is extremely rare with cyclists. I've heard of it, once with a friend who was part way through RAAM and had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Not if you can't feel it. You bake because you...

Not if you can't feel it. You bake because you don't get any airflow across your skin. A light headwind would be preferable. Today we had nice breeze on most of the climbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

While I was working I generally did about 300,000...

While I was working I generally did about 300,000 feet per year in roughly 6000 miles. Not that much compared to some of my friends.

The worst is a hot climb with a slight tailwind. You just bake.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

We had a nice ride, just 2 of us. My friend got a...

We had a nice ride, just 2 of us. My friend got a new used bike, a Domane, and she's happy with it but had a little trouble on the (many) climbs. She blamed the heat but it didn't seem too bad to me....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Here or hear?

Here or hear?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

True it up and if the noise is still there then...

True it up and if the noise is still there then lube it. Wheels flex a bit when riding, especially when you drope the hamer. I've had creaks and squeaks, clicks, pings, you name it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:26 PM
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Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Breaks or brakes?

Breaks or brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:56 AM
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Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Time to go climbing. Only supposed to be 94...

Time to go climbing. Only supposed to be 94 today. We may be finished before the highest temp.
07-03-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

I'd need at least 100oz for that and then drink...

I'd need at least 100oz for that and then drink water all evening.
07-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

Might be safer in the early morning. They could...

Might be safer in the early morning. They could be still drunk from last night, though. You have some good dirt roads, don't you? I wonder if they would be safe at night.
07-03-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,092
Posted By big john

I can ride when it's hot but we don't have the...

I can ride when it's hot but we don't have the humidity like you guys do. Still, I need tons of water when climbing in the heat. Above 95 degrees is hot to me but I have ridden over 110. I agree...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

A short climbing ride in the morning with one...

A short climbing ride in the morning with one friend, the same woman I went mountain biking with last week. We'll probably do 50 miles but with options to add to it. I'm the limiter, she can climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

You might also point out that he could kill a...

You might also point out that he could kill a cyclist coming the other way.
07-03-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By big john

One cold day we went climbing on some remote...

One cold day we went climbing on some remote mountain roads and some brought Camelbaks to carry extra food and water. Up around 7000 feet one guy whips out some big slices of leftover pizza. Man, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Goes without saying.:)

Goes without saying.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

My favorite saddle is making awful noise as I...

My favorite saddle is making awful noise as I pedal. Some sort of sleeve/bushing where the rail enters the shell has disintegrated. I hammered a metal shim in there so I can ride it tomorrow but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Qr...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=QrSzLsWrrxI&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

He's a big guy, about 19 pounds at last check.

He's a big guy, about 19 pounds at last check.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Cavendish (he's a Manx)
07-02-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,542
Posted By big john

Sounds like you had a blast.

Sounds like you had a blast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

I started the reading glasses in my 40s, I didn't...

I started the reading glasses in my 40s, I didn't use them on the bike until 65. (partly because of being stupid and stubborn)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Go to a store or pharmacy where they have those...

Go to a store or pharmacy where they have those racks of cheap reading glasses and try some different ones. I started with 1.25 and eventually went up to 1.75 just to have around before I got my...
07-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By big john

Time and intensity are better metrics than miles....

Time and intensity are better metrics than miles. 60 easy miles a bar or maybe 2 would be plenty. 60 miles with 6000 feet of climbing and stiff headwinds would take a little more, maybe bring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

I started having issues in my 40s after having...

I started having issues in my 40s after having great vision before that. It started with the TV looking a little weird but I wasn't sure if it was my eyes. Then it got harder to read in low light....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

Don't pilots have mandatory eye checks?

Don't pilots have mandatory eye checks?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,860
Posted By big john

If Gaimon does it in 16 minutes, it probably...

If Gaimon does it in 16 minutes, it probably takes me 32. I don't remember being worn down by it, but it's not very long and the ride there isn't hard coming from where I live. That's why Baldy is so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,860
Posted By big john

This thing says 20%....

This thing says 20%. https://gtinla.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/las-flores-canyon-ride/

I had heard 23% but it could be 20. Another site says 16+% whatever that means.

I've never climbed Black...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

I think the little bump just before the 90 mile...

I think the little bump just before the 90 mile mark is pretty cruel.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

I wish the people who own him would step up but...

I wish the people who own him would step up but they're pretty flaky. Their dogs often run free and one day one of them got hit by a car and the woman of the house came out and blamed the driver. The...
07-01-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By big john

Wanders told me you were fast.

Wanders told me you were fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12,445
Views: 219,538
Posted By big john

I have not tried to hold him but he will let me...

I have not tried to hold him but he will let me pet him for a few seconds. I don't mind feeding him but they should take him to the doc and get him neutered, too.

My cat tolerates him in the yard...
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