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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-06-20, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Rarely, you can get scar tissue in the heart but I believe this is really for ultra-distance activities. I see nothing wrong with 4 hours on the bike. Or even more. One of my former cycling friends was a commercial pilot and rode/rides lots and was not told to limit his riding.
Yeah you would know more than me on it, but the cases I've heard about that are people doing the truly stupid events like Leadville or Western States. It's not something I've heard of hitting any marathoners or Ironman sorts, even those who do a couple per year for years on end.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Looks to my inexpert eye like a case of too much sun.
I'm a ginger that's lived in the SW for 25 years. It's hard to avoid.

I'm guessing it was tire sealant, but I couldn't find a puncture.

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Old 07-06-20, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
2 other guys I ride with tested positive this week, but I haven't seen either one in a few months( and they haven't been in contact either). Both have symptoms, and feel sick, but nothing terrible at this point.
The one guy I've been in contact with is feeling the effects, but his girlfriend(who he was visiting) has tested negative, and will be retested tomorrow.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I'm a ginger that's lived in the SW for 25 years. It's hard to avoid.

I'm guessing it was tire sealant, but I couldn't find a puncture.
Ah, just so.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
He is obviously not a cyclist.

very much the opposite. I think if he was he would require a full suspension.....
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Old 07-06-20, 06:34 PM
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To me the best part is the stalking.
We know.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Yeah you would know more than me on it, but the cases I've heard about that are people doing the truly stupid events like Leadville or Western States. It's not something I've heard of hitting any marathoners or Ironman sorts, even those who do a couple per year for years on end.

This is good to know. Figured I would ask here, it didn’t seem right to me, but I wasn’t going to argue with him. He must not be a fan of marathoners either.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I rode through the Tabernas Desert in Andalucia, where a lot of that was filmed. I kept yelling “Bolndie!” The cemetery is actually in Northern Spain.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:49 PM
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Oh, and another question for the experts: Do you sleeve your cables with liner tubing where they pass through the cable guide under the BB? My bike started out with them sleeved, but the one on the rear cable migrated back into the chain stay. There was no visible damage to the guide.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand big bicycle should be able to design a cable system that attaches one part of a bicycle to another.

SMH.
Velo Vol . Living in the past.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
But then we wouldn't have reason to buy fancy electronic shifting systems.
Indeed.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Remember when 2016 started off bad and we thought that it couldn't get much worse?
Good times
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Old 07-06-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
This is good to know. Figured I would ask here, it didn’t seem right to me, but I wasn’t going to argue with him. He must not be a fan of marathoners either.
Or hikers.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Went to the doctor today for a quick blood pressure check. Blood pressure is fine, faa requires it. Anyways, while I was there I mentioned my hand (it has gotten better), and he was shocked that I was on the bike for four hours. He actually showed concern, and said the max cardio activity I should be doing is 60 mins max three times a week. He said that hours of cardio has been proven to cause heart problems in Endurance athletes. I don’t plan on stopping what I am doing anytime soon, Thoughts anyone?
He’s right about the risk of cardiac problems in elderly athletes with lifetime involvement in endurance sports, but he or someone else pulled those weekly numbers out of their ass. You hear a lot about cardiac arrhythmias from the old farts here, but they are common in sedentary old people too.

As a 64 year-old physician who fits the profile, I worry a hell of a lot more about being mooshed by a negligent driver.

BTW, you will need to protect that ulnar nerve or find a position on the bike which doesn’t traumatize it. You are likely hitting it on the pinky side of the base of your palm. Nerves recover, but don’t like repeated damage.
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Old 07-06-20, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
This is good to know. Figured I would ask here, it didn’t seem right to me, but I wasn’t going to argue with him. He must not be a fan of marathoners either.
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 (fast) 135 miles per week. Still, he got shin splints and switched to cycling where he had that huge engine but no skills.
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Old 07-06-20, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand big bicycle should be able to design a cable system that attaches one part of a bicycle to another.

SMH.
They did, its called axs, 12 speed, and phenomenal!
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Old 07-06-20, 07:56 PM
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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 it resolved itself in between doctor visits and fighting with insurance.
Before corona I was up to 13 or more hours per week on the bike with a good part of that at high intensity.
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Old 07-06-20, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
But then we wouldn't have reason to buy fancy electronic shifting systems.
I have no reason to buy said systems.
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The choir part too?
Nope.

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Hasn't 2020 sucked enough already?
Nope.

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The days of 200+ mile one day rides and double metrics are gone
Same.
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Velo Vol . Living in the past.
Not as far back as some of the other posters here are.
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Old 07-06-20, 08:03 PM
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I think we are more likely to develop heart problems from not training than over training. No one here rides that much, not even LAJ.
Don't ever forget, we are all to fat for this stupid sport.
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They did, its called axs, 12 speed, and phenomenal!
Their wireless dropper seatpost got rave reviews.
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To summarize:

Exercise is bad for your heart and so is not exercising.

conclusion:
We're f**ked
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Same.
Such days never began.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
dang. Who was it that said “can’t the year be over already?” I second the motion. Can we please move it to discussion and vote on it?
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
They did, its called axs, 12 speed, and phenomenal!
We shall see....

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
This is good to know. Figured I would ask here, it didn’t seem right to me, but I wasn’t going to argue with him. He must not be a fan of marathoners either.
This actually almost stopped me from running my first marathon. My PCP at the time told me how otherwise healthy people could drop dead and recommended I reconsider.
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