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09-14-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,231
Posted By GhostRider62

On my 600k this year, I had my typical pain...

On my 600k this year, I had my typical pain associated with a problematic cervical spine but having done the 400k in around 14 hours, it occurred to me I could go home to sleep in a real bed and come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

I tried to follow the last series of posts, it...

I tried to follow the last series of posts, it seems I confused things. Sorry.

I just did my interval day. 110 feet of climbing per mile. IF was 1.04 for the whole ride. What is weird? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By GhostRider62

Have you considered a Dutch bike? Upright...

Have you considered a Dutch bike? Upright position and they all have very short stems. Or, you could change from dropped handlebars to a moustache style to reduce the effective reach
09-14-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,739
Posted By GhostRider62

It is Trek's fault. I hear referrals are...

It is Trek's fault.

I hear referrals are needed starting in late 2023

There are not enough technicians because they don't pay well. Raise the price for service. Isn't it that simple.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,011
Posted By GhostRider62

Of course you are wrong, now, go beat your drum

Of course you are wrong, now, go beat your drum
09-14-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,859
Posted By GhostRider62

My strongest cage is also my heaviest, it is made...

My strongest cage is also my heaviest, it is made from carbon. I use in behind the seat position. IIRC, they were $75 each. Few things irritate me more than someone losing bottles. Back in the...
09-14-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,231
Posted By GhostRider62

The Solvang Double Century is 192 miles, so, a...

The Solvang Double Century is 192 miles, so, a Century must be 96 miles or greater chopped up however you want during one day. That's Cali rules. Your 85 miles is 7 miles short. Sorry. (Math is bad...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 918
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm on the excuse windmill myself. My...

I'm on the excuse windmill myself.

My inability to deal seems, at least to me, a symptom of age.

When I was young, gear never matter much. I could not have imagined placement of my radar...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 918
Posted By GhostRider62

Bald Paul is full of excuses, typical for old...

Bald Paul is full of excuses, typical for old farts

You can have a handlebar bag, clip ons, Garmin, and a light. You can have a Varia and a massive saddlebag.

Sorry, Paul. Like most old...
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By GhostRider62

What struck me always cycling in France whether...

What struck me always cycling in France whether slithering up Cols in the Alps as a tourist or trying my best in Paris Brest Paris, is the ubiquitous "Courage" which means to have Coeur or heart.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

Different gurus have different percentages and...

Different gurus have different percentages and forgive me if my memory is incorrect but zone 4 is around 92-95%. Two hours at that pace takes good fitness and I was genuinely complimenting you. I...
09-13-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,378
Posted By GhostRider62

Before they gang up on you and you get banned, I...

Before they gang up on you and you get banned, I generally agree with your post.

Hell, everyone I know who has been run over, killed, or seriously injured has had all manner of lights and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

Easy or hard is not quantitative. Hard is not...

Easy or hard is not quantitative. Hard is not an endurance ride. That is where you fail to understand.

Very, very few can do a ZOne 2 ride with an average wattage in Zone 2 over the entire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,011
Posted By GhostRider62

I've gotten 10,000 miles out of waxed 11 speed...

I've gotten 10,000 miles out of waxed 11 speed shimano dura ace chain but typically I toss then at 4-5,000 miles. Not enough 12 speed data on KMC, Campy, and YNB. I did not like the Campy and took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

An endurance ride is probably at least 2 hours...

An endurance ride is probably at least 2 hours exclusively in zone 2.

A long distance ride is more than 100 miles.

Anyone disagree?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,011
Posted By GhostRider62

You anti-waxxers don't know what you are talking...

You anti-waxxers don't know what you are talking about. In the last 1200 miles, I have been lazy after putting a newly waxed chain on. I have applies liquid wax (Silca or Squirt) three times. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

She also mentions sleep. It does seem to get...

She also mentions sleep.

It does seem to get down to how many kJoules per week are we talking. I have done 1,000 mile weeks many, many times. You cannot eat or process enough food for that. ...
09-13-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 677
Posted By GhostRider62

Thanks, I had a Retul fit in July. They did not...

Thanks, I had a Retul fit in July. They did not make any measurements of my body. I suspect I have some sort of imbalance in my torso because I sit a little cockeyed on the saddle and my left...
09-13-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By GhostRider62

I've watched TdF, Paris Roubaix, and the World...

I've watched TdF, Paris Roubaix, and the World Champs in person.

Strangely, my favorite memory was Lemond's off the front win in 1983 for the World Champ. Afterwards, he was asked in an...
09-13-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 677
Posted By GhostRider62

Glenn, how would I find out if one leg is longer...

Glenn, how would I find out if one leg is longer than the other? Is there a test for that? My L/R is something like 45-48 on the left and as high as 55 on the right.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

It is crucial to not replace glycogen immediately...

It is crucial to not replace glycogen immediately after a training ride, especially in the Base period where aerobic foundation is being set and the ability to oxidze fats

You read that here.
...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 918
Posted By GhostRider62

The sink sort of works but the pad on mine...

The sink sort of works but the pad on mine doesn't dry overnight. Sometimes, I just go into the shower with kit on and do it all at once. I strap the spare bibs to the rear rack or bag, pad facing...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 918
Posted By GhostRider62

Review of the Tailfin aeropack. The low cost...

Review of the Tailfin aeropack. The low cost optional seatpost extender is essential in my opinion. The setup is super stable and can hold a lot of volume. I much prefer it to my bikepacking...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 918
Posted By GhostRider62

When I was lugging 100 pounds up the Col du...

When I was lugging 100 pounds up the Col du Aravis back in the day, an older gentlemen of around your age would pass me and I would pass him. We got to the top and he waited for me. He bought me a...
09-13-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,859
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting, I did not recognize the style based...

Interesting, I did not recognize the style based on nationality, it seemed more gender focused. I learn something every day.
09-13-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,378
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, let's not have debate. Let's just listen...

Yes, let's not have debate. Let's just listen to brilliant people like you with their own alternative facts. I just want to say, I did not read your stupid post.
09-12-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,378
Posted By GhostRider62

All those front, bright flashing headlights...

All those front, bright flashing headlights blinding me? They suck. And, should be illegal.
09-12-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 882
Posted By GhostRider62

I do cycling laundry once per week, cold water...

I do cycling laundry once per week, cold water and woolite with air dry on a clothesline. If I did it daily, the Green Police would arrest me for wasting energy and water.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By GhostRider62

When my wife and I go on vacation, we never do...

When my wife and I go on vacation, we never do more than one thing in a day. For instance, we might have a leisurely breakfast and then spend a couple hours at the Musee d'Orsay and then sit a few...
09-12-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 882
Posted By GhostRider62

Some people stink and the others just smell.

Some people stink and the others just smell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By GhostRider62

Recovery is a 1-3 day process, not a drink. ...

Recovery is a 1-3 day process, not a drink.

I'll have water and my regular food after a hard ride.

And maybe a short nap (GH release)
09-12-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 882
Posted By GhostRider62

Never I don't wear gloves unless it is...

Never

I don't wear gloves unless it is winter and those don't get sweaty.
09-10-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By GhostRider62

RUSA has done a lot of really good things for...

RUSA has done a lot of really good things for randonneuring.

Porting old results into a new system (migration of legacy data) is an expensive PITA that companies try to avoid. I would say it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,540
Posted By GhostRider62

I thought Trek outsourced areolas wheel...

I thought Trek outsourced areolas wheel production to China recently. Am I wrong?

Bontrager label on the hub and Bontrager R3 tires.....neither are made in house. Where are they laced? Where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,540
Posted By GhostRider62

I guess Trek made the labels?

I guess Trek made the labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By GhostRider62

I think there is a lot of cheaters at the front. ...

I think there is a lot of cheaters at the front. You don't pull into a hotel in the mountains on a weekend night at 11 and just get a room, especially when rooms are booked months in advance. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,540
Posted By GhostRider62

$13,199 with 58cm max size and generic wheels and...

$13,199 with 58cm max size and generic wheels and tires. For a Trek, no thanks.

Greg Lemond's 8 is only $12,500 and isn't just for shortish people.

A Pinarello F Disc with Firecrest wheels is...
09-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,048
Posted By GhostRider62

Not yet. Kneewarmers 55-65F Knickers or...

Not yet.

Kneewarmers 55-65F

Knickers or legwarmers 48-55F

Tights 35-48F

Tights and legwarmers below 35F
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By GhostRider62

AirBnB has quite a few listings in Rambouillet...

AirBnB has quite a few listings in Rambouillet when I checked a couple of days ago. I did not book because they were small
09-08-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26,403
Views: 2,851,213
Posted By GhostRider62

I did not ride today, unfortunately. I had RF...

I did not ride today, unfortunately. I had RF ablation to the occipital nerves for pain and due to anesthesia, Doc said to take it easy. If my wife wasn't home, I'd sneak out for sure, it is a...
09-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,859
Posted By GhostRider62

Who cares how others spend their money. Just...

Who cares how others spend their money.

Just don't tell me there is no difference in my shirt to yours. Very annoying.

And in return, I won't tell you bragging $5000 for hunting and fishing...
09-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By GhostRider62

My guess is the 13th to arrive in VA, assuming it...

My guess is the 13th to arrive in VA, assuming it is on the train heading East already.
09-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,446
Posted By GhostRider62

I cannot remember the last time I have had to...

I cannot remember the last time I have had to true a wheel and I ride a lot. Probably back in the aluminum rim stone age period of time was the last truing I needed. Crashing has never caused a...
09-08-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By GhostRider62

Two decades ago, my family doctor had me on a...

Two decades ago, my family doctor had me on a baby aspirin but stopped it maybe a decade ago, saying the facts changed.

Chronic NSAID raises my blood pressure rather significantly. Several...
09-08-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By GhostRider62

DHL Express takes a couple of days. If USPS...

DHL Express takes a couple of days.

If USPS is part of the delivery, it can take 2 months but 3 weeks has been typical. It has nothing to do with politics as the previous lovely person said.
09-07-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By GhostRider62

Breath thru your nose, you'll make more power at...

Breath thru your nose, you'll make more power at least until the first ventilatory threshold, it has to do with vasodilation and not blowing off your CO2, you'll deliver more oxygen. I get nose...
09-07-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,859
Posted By GhostRider62

These guys make great vegetable tanned leather. ...

These guys make great vegetable tanned leather. I like both the cordovan and chromexcel leathers, they last forever and you rarely need to pay $1000 for a pair.

https://www.horween.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By GhostRider62

What are you a cannibal or is that a lousy joke

What are you a cannibal or is that a lousy joke
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By GhostRider62

I worry much, much more about wild animals than...

I worry much, much more about wild animals than cars although a donkey charged me the other day at the top of a climb. Scared me. I try not to ride when the deer are moving. One of the nice...
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