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04-14-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,001
Posted By BengalCat

Knowing when to go and when to whoa actually is a...

Knowing when to go and when to whoa actually is a very insightful accurate informative relevant summation of optimal performance ability.
04-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By BengalCat

If you have a proper fit already, no.

If you have a proper fit already, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,743
Posted By BengalCat

I live in West Los Angeles. Amazon vans don't...

I live in West Los Angeles. Amazon vans don't pass me any closer or drive any differently than any other van or delivery service.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By BengalCat

I did a nice 41-mile ride today. Saw lots of...

I did a nice 41-mile ride today. Saw lots of other road bike cyclists and runners too. With the rain interference the last two weeks, it was GREAT getting out and I pushed the pace most of the way. I...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,812
Posted By BengalCat

If I have a long ride, especially one that I push...

If I have a long ride, especially one that I push the pace, I need to take a certain medication to sleep. If I don't I am just like you.
03-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,193
Posted By BengalCat

I agree with your analysis. It succinctly...

I agree with your analysis. It succinctly captures all that happened.

However, the $8000 you mention was bail money and that was either fully refunded directly or indirectly if a bail bondsman...
03-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,193
Posted By BengalCat

As I predicted: [/color] ...

As I predicted:

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02-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,969
Posted By BengalCat

We need a little more info to respond fully to...

We need a little more info to respond fully to your question, (which is a great one.) As you know swimming, running, and cycling are not equal in the load they put on your heart and muscles.

In...
02-13-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By BengalCat

Statins are by far the most important drug in...

Statins are by far the most important drug in controlling dangerously high lipid levels associated with coronary heart disease. Heart disease of all types is the number one killer of men, women, and...
02-12-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,697
Posted By BengalCat

For an overall healthy person with a healthy...

For an overall healthy person with a healthy heart, there is almost nil risk to the heart from exercise. There is, however, substantial benefits to the heart and other parts of the body obtained...
02-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By BengalCat

In the vast majority of people, statins have no...

In the vast majority of people, statins have no major or harmful side effects. I have been on the highest and strongest statins for 21 years. Plavix is a strong anti-clotting, (simplified functional...
02-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,216
Posted By BengalCat

This thread is new to me having just seen it. So,...

This thread is new to me having just seen it. So, my apologies if the following has already been posted. Trek on all their road bikes, (three lines), and the one line of mountain bikes I checked...
02-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,652
Posted By BengalCat

I am 74 so what I speak of that follows I say...

I am 74 so what I speak of that follows I say with some authority. ;)

If you are fit and healthy and continue working out on the bike aging at the stage you are at means little. The worst-case...
02-04-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By BengalCat

Simply for your consideration, the SL6 has a...

Simply for your consideration, the SL6 has a better drivetrain and better wheels. I see the retail price difference is about $900 but I bet a good LBS could whittle that down to the out the door...
02-01-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By BengalCat

I have a "rolling pin style" hand roller designed...

I have a "rolling pin style" hand roller designed specifically for use on the muscles. Its benefit has far exceeded my expectations. It works really great on all areas of the legs but especially the...
01-24-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,801
Posted By BengalCat

Weight is important. But it is way, way,...

Weight is important. But it is way, way, overrated in terms of its proportional effect.
01-23-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,801
Posted By BengalCat

I'm not that knowledgeable about gravel bikes but...

I'm not that knowledgeable about gravel bikes but I don't know where the weight issue is coming from regarding the Domane SL 5. It is my understanding that in general, a gravel bike is heavier than...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,442
Posted By BengalCat

To some of the confrontational bikers that get...

To some of the confrontational bikers that get aggressive when done wrong by a car. Don't ever, and I mean ever, get in a fight or escalate a situation with a driver and their car. Never. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,067
Posted By BengalCat

Yes, get a front light too. I have a front light...

Yes, get a front light too. I have a front light set to a strobe mode. It stops cross-traffic from cutting you off, opposing traffic making a left turn in front of you, and people going in your...
01-12-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By BengalCat

I am a late sleeper and don't eat breakfast. Most...

I am a late sleeper and don't eat breakfast. Most of my rides start two hours after I get up. I usually drink 16 oz of low-fat chocolate milk about 30 minutes before heading out. It's a good single...
01-02-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,650
Posted By BengalCat

I go through stop signs anywhere if I can see it...

I go through stop signs anywhere if I can see it is clear. I also go through traffic lights when it is a T intersection and I am riding along the top of the T. On four-way lights I stop.
12-28-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,255
Posted By BengalCat

Synack42, I hope the variety of input from...

Synack42, I hope the variety of input from various members and their posts has been helpful for you.

IMO bottom line is an average cadence of 56 on the flats or the flats with moderate climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,244
Posted By BengalCat

Note that the OP is asking about a very specific...

Note that the OP is asking about a very specific model of tire. That specific model Bontrager tire as compared to a "standard or average" road bike tires is specifically designed for very low...
12-26-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By BengalCat

The fact that it doesn't bother you while you...

The fact that it doesn't bother you while you ride, only after you finish and cool down, (plus inferred that it "heals" before the next ride) tells you it is fixable. I'm sure you will find the cause...
12-24-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,829
Posted By BengalCat

I've already whined in other threads about the...

I've already whined in other threads about the loss of power and performance at age 74 with the decline starting almost four years ago. (I'm down nearly 25 percent in power since then.) In the...
12-22-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By BengalCat

If the RD can't handle it properly just buy the...

If the RD can't handle it properly just buy the Wolf Tooth Roadlink. It's a $20 SIMPLE single add on that will definitely give you what you posted about.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,620
Posted By BengalCat

Other than an injury or bike damage while riding...

Other than an injury or bike damage while riding your bike the worst experience in cycling is to "run out" of gears. I'm fit, old, and heavy with impaired calve function and about a year and a half...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,620
Posted By BengalCat

I'm 74 and 230 pounds. My power has declined...

I'm 74 and 230 pounds. My power has declined almost 25 percent the past four years due to aging and neurological condition in my calves. My maximum HR is 165-168. Here's my cadence personally...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By BengalCat

I don't know about all pads for carbon wheels but...

I don't know about all pads for carbon wheels but the specific brake pads that I use, (Bontrager Prince Brake Pads), have slotted spaces between the pads so stuff can really get in there. Obviously...
12-07-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By BengalCat

You have Garmin Connect connected/synced with...

You have Garmin Connect connected/synced with Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,644
Posted By BengalCat

Overall or as a whole Los Angeles is not the...

Overall or as a whole Los Angeles is not the best. But I live in West LA, (Brentwood), and in that context, it doesn't get any better. I am three miles from the ocean. I can choose to ride between...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,640
Posted By BengalCat

Here's a good demo of how to ride on streets with...

Here's a good demo of how to ride on streets with lots of traffic, pedestrians, and traffic lights plus, of course, cross-traffic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-d66WBIo9I
11-22-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,451
Posted By BengalCat

Bike helmets are way overrated in terms of...

Bike helmets are way overrated in terms of protecting your brain from impact. What the helmet does do fairly well is protect the skin, soft tissue structures, and bone or skull that the helmet...
11-07-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,240
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Views: 464,518
Posted By BengalCat

In terms of working out and good physical health...

In terms of working out and good physical health through exercise is wrapped up in three areas, aerobic/cardio, flexibility, and muscle tone and balance. The one thing that you can do daily is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19,701
Views: 4,206,743
Posted By BengalCat

Got a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road...

Got a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road sunglasses. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well they lived up to the hype of optimal vision and protection. Their optical performance over the...
10-16-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,189
Posted By BengalCat

Paddington will challenge anyone to a cat teaser...

Paddington will challenge anyone to a cat teaser tug of war!https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/509x382/paddingtonplaysm_cfffa66c3d913423b384741f0f76fb3007d2d8ae.jpg
10-06-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,998
Posted By BengalCat

On the plus side when you are old as you or...

On the plus side when you are old as you or worse, like me at 73, if you fall over everybody comes out of the woodwork to help the poor old codger. Cars stop, multiple people standing nearby offer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,096
Posted By BengalCat

Checking the derailleur is always a good idea...

Checking the derailleur is always a good idea when the bike falls over or the rear bumps up against something.

I was struggling up a 14 percent grade near the end of a climb on a narrow road...
08-24-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By BengalCat

Anything in the fit that doesn't properly set you...

Anything in the fit that doesn't properly set you on the saddle will cause problems. One sign of a good all-around fit besides comfort is that you will naturally and comfortably be balanced on the...
08-15-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,126
Posted By BengalCat

The story within a story of the article from the...

The story within a story of the article from the OP is the importance and impact one's metabolic function has on an individual's health and weight.
07-29-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,452
Posted By BengalCat

It probably will never happen but the best future...

It probably will never happen but the best future outcome would incorporate a lot, not all, functions into a Heads-Up-Display.
07-29-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,248
Posted By BengalCat

Used it for years in sunny Southern California...

Used it for years in sunny Southern California and I have a totally bald head and have never gotten any burn or noticeable tan. In fact, since my face gets so tan from riding while my head stays...
07-27-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,044
Posted By BengalCat

Armstrong at 165 pounds was among the heaviest of...

Armstrong at 165 pounds was among the heaviest of the great climbers. Weight is very important, of course. But more accurately it is mostly about the power to weight ratio and sustainable power...
07-13-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,816
Posted By BengalCat

For road biking weight, (total weight bike and...

For road biking weight, (total weight bike and rider), is certainly important. Much more or less so depending upon the ride circumstance. That said, as important as weight is, it is nevertheless IMO...
07-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,850
Posted By BengalCat

For sustained climbing, most of your time should...

For sustained climbing, most of your time should usually be seated and using the best gear cadence combo. Standing is good for short periods on longer climbs to change up muscle group work or can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,704
Posted By BengalCat

My bike came from the factory with 25mm tires. I...

My bike came from the factory with 25mm tires. I switched to 28mm. Definite improvement in comfort, handling, and speed. I really would like 32mm but the rear wheel tire doesn't have enough...
06-26-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,438
Posted By BengalCat

The numbers above speak for themselves. However,...

The numbers above speak for themselves. However, I wonder how many "serious recreational bicycle riders" there are? You know, (as one subjective example), folks that do at least three rides a week...
06-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,189
Posted By BengalCat

Rocky AKA...

Rocky AKA...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,699
Posted By BengalCat

Like a previous poster said I use it as a...

Like a previous poster said I use it as a tachometer. In long challenging climbs where I am trying to either push hard all the way or try to achieve the best time, or ditto for a seated max effort...
06-21-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,024
Posted By BengalCat

Why don't you submit a support request to Strava?...

Why don't you submit a support request to Strava? They fix such problems all of the time and give direct answers to any direct questions you may have.
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