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04-06-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 85
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Posted By Sorg67

I had been running less and less in recent years...

I had been running less and less in recent years due to wear and tear on the body. But bicycle riding and new shoes that fit better have gotten me running more. Still, I could see myself going out...
04-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

That would certainly be a good goal. Planning a...

That would certainly be a good goal. Planning a more than 65 mile ride for Saturday to set a new personal longest ride before my surgery. A goal for 2021 was a 100 mile ride. That was set back by...
04-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Yes, I like it!

Yes, I like it!
04-04-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

I will have to work up to that. My longest ride...

I will have to work up to that. My longest ride to date is 65 miles. 160 miles would be a bit of a stretch. But I think I can get there in time.
03-31-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Decided on surgery - 4/19. I believe I will be...

Decided on surgery - 4/19. I believe I will be able to get back on the bike about 8 weeks after surgery. Plus or minus depending on how recovery goes.
03-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,919
Posted By Sorg67

I have a 56 Diverge. I am 5' 10", 33" inseam. A...

I have a 56 Diverge. I am 5' 10", 33" inseam. A little longer arms than average for my height. I am happy with choice of 56. I test rode the 54 and prefer the 56. I ride mostly on road. I chose...
03-25-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

About to get real for me. Four appointments next...

About to get real for me. Four appointments next week. Urologist, Radiation Oncologist and two surgeons. Leaning toward surgery at the moment, but keeping an open mind.
03-17-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Good luck to you as well scozim "at peace about...

Good luck to you as well scozim "at peace about it" is my objective as well. I will do my best to stay healthy, educated and make good decisions but ultimately the outcome is out of my hands. ...
03-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Bone scan - no evidence of metastasis. Now wait...

Bone scan - no evidence of metastasis. Now wait to hear from doctor for next step. More tests? Consultation with specialists? Not sure what is next.
03-06-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Thanks - appreciate the support.

Thanks - appreciate the support.
03-06-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Right now, just focused on good attitude, fitness...

Right now, just focused on good attitude, fitness and education. Found out on Thursday. Went hiking yesterday. Bicycle ride today. Disc golf and bike ride tomorrow. Probably bone scan next week....
03-04-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Not good news. Six cores G6, one G7 (3+4), one...

Not good news. Six cores G6, one G7 (3+4), one G7 (4+3) and one G8. Sending to Epstein for second opinion. Doctor says it will require treatment. More tests to determine if spread outside of...
03-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sorg67

I still feel insecure putting my phone in a...

I still feel insecure putting my phone in a jersey pocket. It does not seem secure enough. I guess it must be since it seems very common. I wonder if there are jerseys where one of the three...
03-01-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,972
Posted By Sorg67

I also agree with those who say it is not that e...

I also agree with those who say it is not that e bikes are inherently dangerous, it is the nature of the riders they attract. That is true of everything.

I consider myself to be safer on my...
02-28-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sorg67

What is "road ID"?

What is "road ID"?
02-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Good luck with your MRI. I was also...

Good luck with your MRI.

I was also surprised that they sent the biopsy to Texas. They claim it is to have a specialist look at it. Perhaps. Or perhaps the hospital has a financial interest...
02-27-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,178
Posted By Sorg67

This is pretty much my opinion exactly. I both...

This is pretty much my opinion exactly. I both run and ride since I believe that varied training is beneficial. I am working on bumping up the strength training. And I would like to add swimming.
02-27-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Still no biopsy results. Samples are stuck in...

Still no biopsy results. Samples are stuck in transit to Texas Path Lab due to weather and power disruptions. Very annoying to have to wait so long for results. Apparently the samples are put in a...
02-26-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sorg67

I guess that makes updates a literal pain in the...

I guess that makes updates a literal pain in the ass.
02-26-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,972
Posted By Sorg67

As I motorcyclist and cyclist, I have often...

As I motorcyclist and cyclist, I have often considered the relative risk of the two. I have never considered the risk of an e bike. This was a useful discussion since I have been considering...
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Sorg67

tigat Russ Roth Thanks for the comments. I...

tigat Russ Roth

Thanks for the comments. I will pass them on to Chris's dad.

Chris lives just down the street from me. I ride with him regularly. He has added a lot to my life. Motivated...
02-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sorg67

I like the points about keeping things on your...

I like the points about keeping things on your person. I think I will adopt those practices. I also like the point about theft. I think I will just keep the copy of the health insurance card and...
02-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sorg67

That is a good suggestion. However, I think I am...

That is a good suggestion. However, I think I am going to apply it to my actual health insurance card, ID and credit card that I usually carry. The idea of the copies that live on the bike is to...
02-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Sorg67

I agree with those who suggest test rides. A...

I agree with those who suggest test rides. A friend of mine and I both have a 56 cm frame Specialized Diverge. He is 6' 2", I am 5' 10". I believe manufacture recommended size is a good starting...
02-24-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sorg67

The Little Packet That Lives on My Bike

I have a small zip lock bag with a copy of my health insurance card, drivers license and credit card and $40. My wife's cell number is on the copy of the health insurance card. Usually I bring all...
02-24-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Sorg67

This is an old thread that came to life again...

This is an old thread that came to life again when I reported my new bike experience. I bought a Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon in October of last year. Many of the comments were helpful in my...
02-23-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Sorg67

Gotcha. Yes, definitely I look much faster. ...

Gotcha. Yes, definitely I look much faster.

With my new shirt, I look even faster!
02-23-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Sorg67

What is; "rest stop FTP"?

What is; "rest stop FTP"?
02-23-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Sorg67

Nice!! I will say that when I am out for a...

Nice!!

I will say that when I am out for a ride and say hello to attractive young ladies, I generally get a better response than in other settings. I guess with a helmet and sunglasses, they...
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Sorg67

Tri Bike for Down Syndrome

I have a friend who became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete a full Ironman. He did it on a hybrid. He is not super stable on the bike. Needs help getting on the bike. Seat is lower...
02-22-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Going to do a 50 mile loop next weekend. Then...

Going to do a 50 mile loop next weekend. Then gradually work up to longer. Longest ever is 65 miles. Goal for this year is 100 miles. Maybe horrible 100 in November. Maybe a triathlon. Have...
02-21-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Deacon Mark. Good to hear things worked out well...

Deacon Mark. Good to hear things worked out well for you.

Rode 30 miles today. No issues. Probably could have gone back to riding sooner.

Really hoping to get results Monday. Whatever...
02-20-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Sorg67

I like that but I want bolt-on.

I like that but I want bolt-on.
02-20-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

I do not think I will freak out. It does not do...

I do not think I will freak out. It does not do any good to do so.

Life deals you good cards and bad cards. I could get the worst possible news on Monday and life would have dealt me many more...
02-20-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Rode today. Short ride. No problems. Probably...

Rode today. Short ride. No problems. Probably longer ride tomorrow. Maybe this afternoon.

Adjusted saddle a little. Been meaning to do that anyway.

Thanks for input. No results yet. ...
02-20-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Sorg67

That looks perfect. Thanks!

That looks perfect. Thanks!
02-20-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Sorg67

Small top tube bag

I am looking for a small top tube bag that attaches to the screws on the top tube of my Specialized Diverge. The screws are spaced like water bottle holder screws. I have done several searches and...
02-19-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Sorry about positive result. Good that they...

Sorry about positive result. Good that they found early. Will be curious to hear what they say.

I expect to hear my results today or Monday.



Mine was a MRI / Sonogram fusion targeted and...
02-17-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Good luck with your recovery. Thanks for tip on...

Good luck with your recovery. Thanks for tip on risk of sepsis. No blood in urine or stool so far. No residual pain, maybe a faint achiness. Biopsy was on Monday, thinking I will give riding a...
02-16-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

Good luck. I went to school in Albion, MI just a...

Good luck. I went to school in Albion, MI just a bit east of you.



I live in Florida. We are in prime riding season.



Me too. Thanks!
02-16-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By Sorg67

When To Get Back on Bike after Prostate Biopsy

I had a prostate biopsy yesterday. Doctor says go back to normal activities after 48 hours. I did not ask him about bicycles. I have read some say stay off bicycle for a week or two. Anybody know...
02-16-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Sorg67

I bit more enjoyable is doing a lot. And that is...

I bit more enjoyable is doing a lot. And that is what it has done. It is fun to ride. I cannot really tell whether it makes me any faster or not. Maybe faster acceleration and faster up hills. ...
11-13-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,490
Posted By Sorg67

Bought my wife a regular bike for now. We have...

Bought my wife a regular bike for now. We have gone on a few short rides. If we have fun and she gets comfortable riding we will look at an ebike
11-13-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Sorg67

I bought a Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon. It...

I bought a Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon. It makes me smile.

I ride on the drops more than I thought I would. Helps into a head wind. And I like it for a different position.
09-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,054
Posted By Sorg67

I have found "good morning" to be effective and...

I have found "good morning" to be effective and well received also.
09-28-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,461
Posted By Sorg67

It does not have to be a form of anything in...

It does not have to be a form of anything in particular. But it can be a form of whatever the rider wants it to be. For you apparently it is a form of fun. It is a form of fun for me too.

I also...
09-28-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,461
Posted By Sorg67

When I take a body type quiz, I come out...

When I take a body type quiz, I come out Mesomorph, but I am a little on the thinner side and do not gain muscle mass as easily as a true Mesomorph so I classify myself as between Mesomorph and...
09-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,461
Posted By Sorg67

I agree that fitness and weight control are two...

I agree that fitness and weight control are two different things. I have never had serious weight issues. Topped out at about 180. I weighed 145 when I got married and was 180 five years later. ...
09-28-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Sorg67

I also added Gatorade rather than just water. I...

I also added Gatorade rather than just water. I suspect that helped. I drank about 20 oz of fluid an hour. I also did a good job of pre-hydrating the day before and the morning of. I believe that...
09-28-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,461
Posted By Sorg67

I agree that advice based only on someone’s...

I agree that advice based only on someone’s opinion is useless as there are many conflicting opinions about almost everything.

I find advice useful when accompanied by supporting rationale and...
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