Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXV

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXV

Old 07-25-19, 07:33 AM
  #1126  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 3,144

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1875 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 155 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Was it Abe Lincoln who said "A doctor who gives himself a physical has a fool for a patient."?
And does (s)he glove up?
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 07:46 AM
  #1127  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,524
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9246 Post(s)
Liked 819 Times in 508 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Love me some bluefish.
There was only one left. It looked a little worse for wear so I "settled" for a pompano.

indyfabz is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 08:10 AM
  #1128  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 16,313

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 209 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4629 Post(s)
Liked 103 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
76/72 psi this a.m. and starting to feel a bit of that “Cadillac ride.” Will keep going down gradually.
That's around crit pressure for 23's. You'll get there.
__________________
Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
It's never about getting comfortable. It's about getting capable.
LAJ is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 08:12 AM
  #1129  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 16,313

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 209 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4629 Post(s)
Liked 103 Times in 79 Posts
Does cooking fish twith the head still attached make it taste better? Curious on the reasoning behind that.
__________________
Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
It's never about getting comfortable. It's about getting capable.
LAJ is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 09:04 AM
  #1130  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,524
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9246 Post(s)
Liked 819 Times in 508 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Does cooking fish twith the head still attached make it taste better? Curious on the reasoning behind that.
Some fish have tasty cheek and/or head meat. I also think it looks better. One downside is that you have to watch out for the eyeballs. I nearly ate one earlier this year.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 09:18 AM
  #1131  
LAJ
So it is
 
LAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 16,313

Bikes: Luzerne, 684, Boreas, Wheelhouse, Alize©®, Bayamo, Cayo

Mentioned: 209 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4629 Post(s)
Liked 103 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Some fish have tasty cheek and/or head meat. I also think it looks better. One downside is that you have to watch out for the eyeballs. I nearly ate one earlier this year.
Gotcha. Some people like eyeballs, and I'm definitely not in that group.
__________________
Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
It's never about getting comfortable. It's about getting capable.
LAJ is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 09:23 AM
  #1132  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 3,144

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1875 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 155 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That's around crit pressure for 23's. You'll get there.
Yeah, well what do I know? I'm sure last time I clung to a Cat III-IV field by my toenails (in the days before Cat V) it was on 18 or 20 mm silks with 105 psi in them.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 09:26 AM
  #1133  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
I survived my doctor's visit. He was pleased with my outstanding lipid profile. I asked for the new Shingrix vaccine but it's backordered. Sad.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 09:38 AM
  #1134  
seedsbelize 
necessary illusions
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,632
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4886 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
76/72 psi this a.m. and starting to feel a bit of that “Cadillac ride.” Will keep going down gradually.
What tires are you riding? The know-it-all retrogrouch is having difficulty with these figures.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 09:57 AM
  #1135  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 3,144

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1875 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 155 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
What tires are you riding? The know-it-all retrogrouch is having difficulty with these figures.
25mm Conti something something. They're on a 21mm ID rim and have ballooned to a real dia. of considerably more than advertised.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 11:47 AM
  #1136  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
So here is some data/info from doctor's visit:

Weight (with shoes/clothes/full pockets) 145 pounds (nekked I think I am 141 these days)
BP 120/74
HR 52
HCT 39.2 (clearly NOT taking epo)
HDL 84
LDL 75
Glucose 113

So my "good cholesterol" is higher than my "bad" one. It's not commonly seen but it's healthy.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 01:33 PM
  #1137  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 3,144

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1875 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 155 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
So here is some data/info from doctor's visit:

Weight (with shoes/clothes/full pockets) 145 pounds (nekked I think I am 141 these days)
BP 120/74
HR 52
HCT 39.2 (clearly NOT taking epo)
HDL 84
LDL 75
Glucose 113

So my "good cholesterol" is higher than my "bad" one. It's not commonly seen but it's healthy.
Nice numbers with the exception of that funky glucose. WTH is going on there, you think?
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 01:42 PM
  #1138  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Nice numbers with the exception of that funky glucose. WTH is going on there, you think?
I am certain I have one (or more) genes that put me at higher risk for Type 2 DM. My dad has it. It tends to run in families. Typically if you are not too fat you will only have a borderline sugar level. If you get fat the sugar goes above 125 and you have diabetes.

I expect it will stay borderline but if it gets worse I will have to go on a low carb diet. Sad!
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 02:37 PM
  #1139  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,700

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 277 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6300 Post(s)
Liked 118 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am certain I have one (or more) genes that put me at higher risk for Type 2 DM. My dad has it. It tends to run in families. Typically if you are not too fat you will only have a borderline sugar level. If you get fat the sugar goes above 125 and you have diabetes.

I expect it will stay borderline but if it gets worse I will have to go on a low carb diet. Sad!
If so you can say goodbye to Chipotles. As it is, 125 is a good chunk outside the standard range. Makes me feel more comfortable about my recent 99 reading, even though I know everyone is different.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 02:41 PM
  #1140  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
If so you can say goodbye to Chipotles. As it is, 125 is a good chunk outside the standard range. Makes me feel more comfortable about my recent 99 reading, even though I know everyone is different.
They have changed the cutoff for "normal" or ideal fasting glucose.

BITD the cutoff for "normal" was 115. So my 113 would have been normal 20+ years ago.

Since there is an epidemic of diabetes they want to catch people "at risk" for diabetes (like me) and we know people with a fasting glucose of 100-125 are at much higher risk of getting diabetes compared to those under 100.

So they dropped the cutoff from 115 to 100.

They may be coming for you next.

p.s. "They" means the public health people, their intentions are generally good but sometimes they mess up, like the whole BMI fiasco.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 02:54 PM
  #1141  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,700

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 277 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6300 Post(s)
Liked 118 Times in 86 Posts
The diabetes and obesity are so out of control in this country it’s obscene.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 03:01 PM
  #1142  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
The diabetes and obesity are so out of control in this country it’s obscene.
Agree. But plenty of people are super heavy and do not have diabetes. You have to have the genes for it and the obesity. I have the gene but not the obesity. So there's hope.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 03:08 PM
  #1143  
Dan333SP
Serious Cyclist
 
Dan333SP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: RVA
Posts: 9,081

Bikes: 2013 Madone 3.1

Mentioned: 95 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5516 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 25 Posts
Hey folks. Just about 3 weeks to go until the first baby (a girl) arrives, which explains my absence round these parts. I've been riding every day per usual, but am fully expecting that to dwindle into a very occasional half hour on the trainer during the first 6 months (or 6 years, tbd). Will report back once she's made the US women's olympic team for road racing.

Oh, and in bike related news... I finally got myself some higher end shoes (Giro Factor Techlace), and boy howdy do they feel amazing. I've been using various lower-end Giro shoes for years, but having a super light, stiff, and molded shoe definitely feels good, even if there's probably 0 measurable performance difference.
Dan333SP is offline  
Likes For Dan333SP:
Old 07-25-19, 03:13 PM
  #1144  
Dan333SP
Serious Cyclist
 
Dan333SP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: RVA
Posts: 9,081

Bikes: 2013 Madone 3.1

Mentioned: 95 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5516 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 25 Posts
Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
Hey folks. Just about 3 weeks to go until the first baby (a girl) arrives, which explains my absence round these parts. I've been riding every day per usual, but am fully expecting that to dwindle into a very occasional half hour on the trainer during the first 6 months (or 6 years, tbd). Will report back once she's made the US women's olympic team for road racing.

Oh, and in bike related news... I finally got myself some higher end shoes (Giro Factor Techlace), and boy howdy do they feel amazing. I've been using various lower-end Giro shoes for years, but having a super light, stiff, and molded shoe definitely feels good, even if there's probably 0 measurable performance difference.
We may also put an offer on a house in the near future, because why not make the two most expensive choices you can realistically make as an adult at basically the same time?
Dan333SP is offline  
Likes For Dan333SP:
Old 07-25-19, 03:25 PM
  #1145  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 3,144

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1875 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 155 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am certain I have one (or more) genes that put me at higher risk for Type 2 DM. My dad has it. It tends to run in families. Typically if you are not too fat you will only have a borderline sugar level. If you get fat the sugar goes above 125 and you have diabetes.

I expect it will stay borderline but if it gets worse I will have to go on a low carb diet. Sad!
Hey, I know where you can get some great free diet advice!

I’ve been limiting carbs since my father got sick and died slow and ugly from multiple complications of DM.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 03:27 PM
  #1146  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 17,179

Bikes: Giant Propel, Gianni Motta, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX

Mentioned: 96 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6460 Post(s)
Liked 152 Times in 98 Posts
Since I've lost 30# and cut out as much sugar as I care to like potatoes, processed foods, etc., I'm running between 95 and 100 on my once a week stick that I do every Monday. My next A1C isn't until October but I anticipate a pretty decent one as my A1C is usually better than my fasting tests. My last fasting test at the doc's in April was 128 so I've come down a lot. My A1C was 6.4 at the same time.

For the record, everybody in my immediate family has/had Type 2 diabetes. I'm the only one who has managed to avoid medications and probably due to my cycling.

BTW, my test strips just expired. What happens when they go bad? Time for new ones, I guess.
__________________
Dennis T

Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 03:27 PM
  #1147  
MoAlpha
• —
 
MoAlpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 3,144

Bikes: Occasionally

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1875 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 155 Posts
Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
We may also put an offer on a house in the near future, because why not make the two most expensive choices you can realistically make as an adult at basically the same time?
Man, shoes must have gone up!

Congrats, my boy.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 03:29 PM
  #1148  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,700

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 277 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6300 Post(s)
Liked 118 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
We may also put an offer on a house in the near future, because why not make the two most expensive choices you can realistically make as an adult at basically the same time?
What, you mean the house and the shoes?


Edit: Mo beat me to it.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Likes For BillyD:
Old 07-25-19, 03:31 PM
  #1149  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
Hey folks. Just about 3 weeks to go until the first baby (a girl) arrives, which explains my absence round these parts. I've been riding every day per usual, but am fully expecting that to dwindle into a very occasional half hour on the trainer during the first 6 months (or 6 years, tbd). Will report back once she's made the US women's olympic team for road racing.

Oh, and in bike related news... I finally got myself some higher end shoes (Giro Factor Techlace), and boy howdy do they feel amazing. I've been using various lower-end Giro shoes for years, but having a super light, stiff, and molded shoe definitely feels good, even if there's probably 0 measurable performance difference.
Pics??
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 07-25-19, 03:32 PM
  #1150  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 29,063

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9148 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Hey, I know where you can get some great free diet advice!

I’ve been limiting carbs since my father got sick and died slow and ugly from multiple complications of DM.
I am aware of the incredible benefits of a low-carb diet for elevated sugar. I typically tell all my DM patients to try to limit carbs to 100g/day.

I am not quite ready to go there, but if the sugar creeps up (which is quite possible) I may have to take my own medicine, so to speak.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.