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07-08-20, 09:17 PM
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Posted By big john

https://www.livestrong.com/article/473308-is-it-he...

https://www.livestrong.com/article/473308-is-it-healthy-to-drink-cold-water/ Cold is better if you can get it.

When I was working (mechanic) they had a fridge in the work area and they stocked it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

If it's standard spokes you could get someone to...

If it's standard spokes you could get someone to put a tension meter on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:49 PM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

I also tried different handle bars on both bikes,...

I also tried different handle bars on both bikes, 3 on one bike and 2 on the other. There are a lot of different shapes and dimensions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

Do you hear or feel a clunk? If not maybe it just...

Do you hear or feel a clunk? If not maybe it just flexing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:38 PM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

The little kitty I feed sometimes came over today...

The little kitty I feed sometimes came over today to eat. His eye looks pretty good, about all the way open now from being stuck closed last week.
He still looks way too skinny but Mrs John says...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:31 PM
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Posted By big john

One thing is to be sure they aren't too tight. I...

One thing is to be sure they aren't too tight. I like Garneau gloves but not too thick or too much padding. When I ride my Chorus equipped bike I rarely get hand pain but on the Ultegra bike my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By big john

Story of my life.

Story of my life.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By big john

I'm about your size. I've been riding with clubs...

I'm about your size. I've been riding with clubs for decades. I have never been near the front on any climbs when good climbers are there. I have seen men around 200 pounds who become good climbers...
07-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By big john

I think about the bumps a lot myself. I've been...

I think about the bumps a lot myself. I've been thinking about endurance frames, too.
https://www.canyon.com/en-us/road-bikes-us/endurance-bikes/endurace/endurace-cf-sl-disc-8.0/2185.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:10 AM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

If I'm going to ride I'd better get up and go....

If I'm going to ride I'd better get up and go. Only supposed to be 89 today, have to enjoy it while it lasts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

I think it says people be crazy.

I think it says people be crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:35 PM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

Yep. It's bigger and has more suspension than my...

Yep. It's bigger and has more suspension than my first motorcycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:46 PM
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Posted By big john

I have 2.8 x 27.5 on my mtb but it has 150mm out...

I have 2.8 x 27.5 on my mtb but it has 150mm out back and 160mm in the fork. I have not had it in snow yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

I don't remember that but one of my teachers was...

I don't remember that but one of my teachers was not happy that girls would be allowed to wear pants and he fought against it. He was pretty young, too.
07-07-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By big john

One of the women I ride mountain bikes with...

One of the women I ride mountain bikes with brings pickles on rides. Helps fight cramps and I sometimes drink a little pickle juice when I get home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:17 PM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

The worst buildings were the portable bungalows...

The worst buildings were the portable bungalows which contained 2 classrooms. Those things had poor insulation and they were the suck on a hot day.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:14 PM
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Posted By big john

I'm sure it's a blast in the snow. I used to ride...

I'm sure it's a blast in the snow. I used to ride an old Trek hardtail in the snow and I loved it. Had to be the right kind of snow, though. If it got too slushy forget it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:01 PM
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

I don't think any decision has been made by the...

I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one...

Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

I wish, just getting started here. Lots of 100s...

I wish, just getting started here. Lots of 100s in my future, at least 4 small brush fires today.
07-07-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,602
Posted By big john

Vic said there were scorpions blowing across the...

Vic said there were scorpions blowing across the road.
07-07-20, 04:09 PM
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Views: 1,602
Posted By big john

I think that was the year Biker395 did the race....

I think that was the year Biker395 did the race. I think less than half the riders finished. He got blown off the road once into the sand. He put his bike down once and the wind picked it up and it...
07-07-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,602
Posted By big john

I remember climbing back into the valley I live...

I remember climbing back into the valley I live in on my white Trek. It was about 115 out and my sweat was dripping on the top tube and I noticed it was red. Turns out I had a nosebleed and it stood...
07-06-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By big john

Good ride!

Good ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:05 PM
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Views: 226,066
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
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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
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Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/256x192/homer_1e80c15a65fed85467e254e46964ed8ac29e8688.jpg
07-06-20, 07:36 AM
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Views: 847,341
Posted By big john

Very cool.

Very cool.
07-05-20, 05:19 PM
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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: 75
Views: 1,602
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: 75
Views: 1,602
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: 75
Views: 1,602
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
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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: 56
Views: 3,205
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: 75
Views: 1,602
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: 56
Views: 3,205
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: 56
Views: 3,205
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: 56
Views: 3,205
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: 12
Views: 582
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: 75
Views: 1,602
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: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

Here or hear?

Here or hear?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
Posted By big john

Breaks or brakes?

Breaks or brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12,731
Views: 226,066
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.
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