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abshipp 06-12-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21530016)
I rarely ever even use the front brake. But still.....

Do you have any bikes with non-aero levers? It's pretty simple to switch cables around on those, you could move the front brake to the right side temporarily. Who knows, you might end up liking it.

My bikes are split 50/50 on right vs left hand front brake.

WhyFi 06-12-20 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21529998)
Ask him how many chef's knives he has. Many of them are also rendered "antiques" as soon as the next fad in grind or profile or steel comes along. BTDT.

Hey now - shush.

MoAlpha 06-12-20 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21529993)
I know we get less sympathy than the heavier people. One of my friends said I should start weightlifting. That's even dumber than running. Not gonna do it.

I do it. I get stronger, but not heavier. Or less ugly. Actually, I find it a big help for riding.

Trsnrtr 06-12-20 10:44 AM

Got my second eyeball injection today and am now sitting in the dark in excruciating pain. No way the first one hurt this bad. Doc said not to ride today. No crap, I can hardly see to find the bathroom.

datlas 06-12-20 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21530063)
I do it. I get stronger, but not heavier. Or less ugly. Actually, I find it a big help for riding.

Interesting.

About 10 years ago, the kids were doing synchronized swimming with practices 3-4 times/week, so I did have a time period of several months of boredom at the Y, where I did non-serious weight/resistance training 3x/week.

I got a little stronger. I did not gain an ounce. And I did not see any obvious improvement in my cycling. I expect my sprint would have been marginally faster but I don't need to sprint except for the rare dog attack.

#SlowTwitchForLife

abshipp 06-12-20 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21530063)
I do it. I get stronger, but not heavier. Or less ugly. Actually, I find it a big help for riding.

I've recently started doing bodyweight exercises to help out my riding.

Found that I'm so weak that I have to do pushups with my knees on the ground if I'm going to get any significant reps in. :o

MoAlpha 06-12-20 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21530077)
Interesting.

About 10 years ago, the kids were doing synchronized swimming with practices 3-4 times/week, so I did have a time period of several months of boredom at the Y, where I did non-serious weight/resistance training 3x/week.

I got a little stronger. I did not gain an ounce. And I did not see any obvious improvement in my cycling. I expect my sprint would have been marginally faster but I don't need to sprint except for the rare dog attack.

#SlowTwitchForLife

I had to start fairly seriously after I had my C-spine rebuilt at three levels back in 2008 and in deadly earnest after I broke off an L3 disc fragment and got into bad trouble a few year later. Initially, I left the legs alone, except for the glutei, concentrating on the core, because I was riding a little, but I started doing a lot of lower extremity stuff last year when I began riding with a group again and noticed an immediate increase in power and the ability to shed stem spacers and feel comfortable in the drops for long periods (posterior chain strength). Now, since the gym closed, I'm doing one-leg rises from a low chair, various bridges for the glutei, and squats and deadlifts with great big elastic bands, and still getting some benefit. My arms, however, are, and always will be, toothpicks with veins.

Oh, and I have found whey protein, taken after workouts, to be helpful in adding what muscle I can with my puny, senescent, testosterone levels.

Velo Vol 06-12-20 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21530068)
Got my second eyeball injection today and am now sitting in the dark in excruciating pain. No way the first one hurt this bad. Doc said not to ride today. No crap, I can hardly see to find the bathroom.

Yikes.

MoAlpha 06-12-20 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21530100)
I've recently started doing bodyweight exercises to help out my riding.

Found that I'm so weak that I have to do pushups with my knees on the ground if I'm going to get any significant reps in. :o

I'm not even going to discuss how few pushups I can do. See above.

abshipp 06-12-20 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21530109)
I'm not even going to discuss how few pushups I can do. See above.

Posterior chain and core is the main focus right now, as is the problem with lots of other desk jockeys like myself.

I didn't even think about using resistance bands for deadlifts - I'll have to dig those out of the closet and give them a shot. I recall from the brief season when I went to a gym regularly that I particularly enjoyed deadlifts more than most other exercises.

Velo Vol 06-12-20 11:36 AM

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LAJ 06-12-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21530131)
Posterior chain and core is the main focus right now, as is the problem with lots of other desk jockeys like myself.

I didn't even think about using resistance bands for deadlifts - I'll have to dig those out of the closet and give them a shot. I recall from the brief season when I went to a gym regularly that I particularly enjoyed deadlifts more than most other exercises.

Deadlifts can hurt you. and form is important. Actually, form is always important, which is why acclimation is always done slowly, and deliberately. Use your phone and record yourself.

LAJ 06-12-20 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21530166)

A nice day for a swim, I see.

BillyD 06-12-20 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21529009)
I never knew people here were such land owners. The BikeForums Gentry.

I mowed one lawn today and it took seven hours.

Yankee Stadium?

BillyD 06-12-20 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21529256)
That only adds up to 6 hours. SMFH

:lol:

seedsbelize 06-12-20 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21530042)
Do you have any bikes with non-aero levers? It's pretty simple to switch cables around on those, you could move the front brake to the right side temporarily. Who knows, you might end up liking it.

My bikes are split 50/50 on right vs left hand front brake.

I am right/rear all the way. I would get confused if I changed. But yes, I have one that is non-aero and another set of levers in the bin. I seem to be in the minority, who always reaches for the rear first.
And I ride so slowly these days, and on the dead flat, that I mostly use the brakes only when going(slowly) through villages

abshipp 06-12-20 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21530179)
Deadlifts can hurt you. and form is important. Actually, form is always important, which is why acclimation is always done slowly, and deliberately. Use your phone and record yourself.

Roger :thumb:

BillyD 06-12-20 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21529631)
Clouds of them here, after all the rain last week. Clouds. Thankfully we are all screened in.

:eek: :eek:

Hate em.

abshipp 06-12-20 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21530239)
I am right/rear all the way. I would get confused if I changed. But yes, I have one that is non-aero and another set of levers in the bin. I seem to be in the minority, who always reaches for the rear first.
And I ride so slowly these days, and on the dead flat, that I mostly use the brakes only when going(slowly) through villages

I tend to grab the right hand lever for light braking, regardless of what brake it actuates. It's similarly flat here, I could probably go an entire ride without touching the brakes if I wanted to, depending on if there are any busy streets to cross.

datlas 06-12-20 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21530105)
I had to start fairly seriously after I had my C-spine rebuilt at three levels back in 2008 and in deadly earnest after I broke off an L3 disc fragment and got into bad trouble a few year later. Initially, I left the legs alone, except for the glutei, concentrating on the core, because I was riding a little, but I started doing a lot of lower extremity stuff last year when I began riding with a group again and noticed an immediate increase in power and the ability to shed stem spacers and feel comfortable in the drops for long periods (posterior chain strength). Now, since the gym closed, I'm doing one-leg rises from a low chair, various bridges for the glutei, and squats and deadlifts with great big elastic bands, and still getting some benefit. My arms, however, are, and always will be, toothpicks with veins.

Oh, and I have found whey protein, taken after workouts, to be helpful in adding what muscle I can with my puny, senescent, testosterone levels.

I expect we are members of the same tribe, with similar DNA, so I will take your experience under advisement.

bampilot06 06-12-20 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21530131)
Posterior chain and core is the main focus right now, as is the problem with lots of other desk jockeys like myself.

I didn't even think about using resistance bands for deadlifts - I'll have to dig those out of the closet and give them a shot. I recall from the brief season when I went to a gym regularly that I particularly enjoyed deadlifts more than most other exercises.


dead lifts were always my favorite, bent over close grip barbell rows were second. With the rows it was one of the only excessive I could feel the particular muscles I wanted to engage actually engage if that makes any sense.

MoAlpha 06-12-20 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21530275)
I expect we are members of the same tribe, with similar DNA, so I will take your experience under advisement.

We also seem to be stone cold exercise junkies.

MoAlpha 06-12-20 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21530280)
dead lifts were always my favorite, bent over close grip barbell rows were second. With the rows it was one of the only excessive I could feel the particular muscles I wanted to engage actually engage if that makes any sense.

Makes perfect sense. I know exactly what you mean.

Deadlifts + something for the front of the core would be my "desert island" exercise. When I was rehabbing from my little L3 disaster it took a while to work up to deadlifts, but I credit them with saving me from further serious lower back problems and now being able to ride a > 4" drop in comfort at age 64. Of course the bikes were all different, but I think that's more than I could do in my 20s when I was "racing."

I haven't done standing rows for a long time, but I have done endless seated ones pre-COVID to to train for trimming mainsail on racing boats. Maybe now's the time to try again the bands and tubes, if I can find a pace to anchoring them.

BillyD 06-12-20 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21530068)
Got my second eyeball injection today and am now sitting in the dark in excruciating pain. No way the first one hurt this bad. Doc said not to ride today. No crap, I can hardly see to find the bathroom.

Sorry to hear. Heal up quick.

Velo Vol 06-12-20 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21530275)
I expect we are members of the same tribe

Delaware?


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