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01-27-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By GhostRider62

You do not need quality work, you need to work on...

You do not need quality work, you need to work on your aerobic engine if your objective is 200-210 watts steady on long rides.

https://twitter.com/alan_couzens/status/1133407149332213761?lang=en
01-27-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By GhostRider62

With your insulin insensitivity and difficult...

With your insulin insensitivity and difficult assimilating glucose, why are over stressing your glycolytic system with FTP an VO2 max work???

Very clearly overreaching with the program as others...
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By GhostRider62

No problem, just an idea for you. A typical...

No problem, just an idea for you.

A typical century or two might be a tad shy to handle 312 km with 16,000-20,000 feet of climbing but you could be much stronger than me.

I would take whatever...
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By GhostRider62

Doing something like Mallorca 312 or the Marmotte...

Doing something like Mallorca 312 or the Marmotte is a big commitment and bucket list type of ride. You can do it now. But I feel you think you are not fit enough to do it with the speed and level...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,276
Posted By GhostRider62

I feel like just saying it without being PC. ...

I feel like just saying it without being PC. Riding along on PBP rubs me the wrong way personally. There are riders who made enormous sacrifices to qualify, overcoming all manner of things. Over...
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By GhostRider62

200k 122-131 bpm ave 300k 131 bpm 400k...

200k 122-131 bpm ave

300k 131 bpm

400k 118 bpm

600k 122 bpm on 400k and 93 bpm on 200k the next day. I did another one with an average of 98 bpm.

1200K: PBP was about 103 bpm average IIRC...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,527
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a rig like of which you speak and used to...

I have a rig like of which you speak and used to participate on forums dedicated to such activities. There were NOT many poseurs in those communities in my view. Very hands on people. The tent...
12-10-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,170
Posted By GhostRider62

FIFY. I have not had a freewheel in over 30...

FIFY. I have not had a freewheel in over 30 years or used my crank puller in 35 years or cup wrenches in 35 years.

She is a Triathlon racer. I doubt she had an old bike. Her wheels won't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By GhostRider62

Zwift's algo is bogus. If you want to cheat,...

Zwift's algo is bogus.

If you want to cheat, realize Zwift thinks a 70kg sphere has better aerodynamics than a long cylinder of the same mass.

SO, just put in the shortest height possible or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By GhostRider62

I hear it is $8/month now.

I hear it is $8/month now.
12-10-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,170
Posted By GhostRider62

Anybody actually have a cheap chainwhip break? ...

Anybody actually have a cheap chainwhip break? Doubtful. If so, just put another section of chain on it. The risk to the lockring is lousy technique, mine are generally aluminum and it is not...
12-10-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,170
Posted By GhostRider62

I have had a cheap chain whip for decades and it...

I have had a cheap chain whip for decades and it still functions fine as does the cheapo Park cassette lockring removal tool.

IIRC, Jen is a college student. She probably does not have the money...
12-10-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,170
Posted By GhostRider62

There is no way those tools would mucky up your...

There is no way those tools would mucky up your cassette. I suspect they would meet your needs.

If I may recommend your next investment? Get the tools to remove and clean your chain or replace it....
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By GhostRider62

Rt 27? In Winter? With a Bivvy? And quilt? ...

Rt 27? In Winter? With a Bivvy? And quilt? You don't own them? You need a 4 season tent, a winter rated air mattress, and at least a 0F bag. Now, the weather forecast isn't bad for the next 10...
12-07-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By GhostRider62

I wish I had a good info for you, Paul. Here is...

I wish I had a good info for you, Paul. Here is my take. I am a little younger and had a bad accident on the bike about a year ago. It seems to me that consistency is the most important training...
12-07-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,029
Posted By GhostRider62

The key takeaway in the summary, "The risk for...

The key takeaway in the summary, "The risk for least fit individuals (20th percentile) was 4-fold higher (HR: 4.09; 95% CI: 3.90-4.20) compared with extremely fit individuals." Or the conclusion...
12-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,025
Posted By GhostRider62

It depends on the state and the state of the...

It depends on the state and the state of the roads. OP rides on Southern NJ where the road surface is good but so are the shoulders, very good. When I am down there, I never ever ride on the road,...
12-04-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By GhostRider62

Butt and feet are fine. My hands are painful all...

Butt and feet are fine. My hands are painful all of the time due to compressed nerves upstream
12-03-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By GhostRider62

SealSkinz waterproof merino socks inside and rain...

SealSkinz waterproof merino socks inside and rain covers on the outside or neoprene over my road shoes but most important is to keep the rest of the body very warm. if your core is not warm, your...
12-03-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,370
Posted By GhostRider62

I can sort of relate but spine pain just wears me...

I can sort of relate but spine pain just wears me out.

AND I hate being asked my pain level. I had a Neuro Surgeon tell me is usually only sees patients if their pain is at least an 11 and my pain...
12-02-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,370
Posted By GhostRider62

Good luck and best wishes on your ACDF surgery. ...

Good luck and best wishes on your ACDF surgery.

C3-7 are hosed in my neck and I have some central cord impingement.

Sometimes the pain is unreal.

As perhaps a funny story that only another...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,356
Posted By GhostRider62

I put a 5 pound bag of ice under my jersey once,...

I put a 5 pound bag of ice under my jersey once, it was 122F. Getting the crotch wet was the only problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By GhostRider62

I ended up buying the updated version of the ugly...

I ended up buying the updated version of the ugly bike I rode on PBP in 2015. It can take 32mm tires and has disc brakes.

On my first ride, a couple verses of Thunder Road popped into my head...
11-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By GhostRider62

Just don't click on any of the new threads and...

Just don't click on any of the new threads and your trousers should be fine.
11-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By GhostRider62

As a fellow chronic pain endurer, I feel for you....

As a fellow chronic pain endurer, I feel for you. One thing.....you don't need a referral to see a Pain Doctor when you are on Medicare. I was able to find an amazing pain mgt doctor (Neuro) who...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,527
Posted By GhostRider62

The new Madone junction looks like a Litigator's...

The new Madone junction looks like a Litigator's wet......you know what.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,527
Posted By GhostRider62

I think the magnesium is mixed with some other...

I think the magnesium is mixed with some other crap. The mg welding takes expensive craftsmen vs carbon frames. So, not really a commercially viable material for a bike frame. Pinarello AK61 is...
11-02-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,079
Posted By GhostRider62

So, all dogs should have had the foresight to...

So, all dogs should have had the foresight to marry and mouch off of a young, beautiful, high earning wife?

I do think some people are into gear for reasons I do not understand. It is like a...
11-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,973
Posted By GhostRider62

I started paying more attention several years ago...

I started paying more attention several years ago because it seemed so many older riders were getting aFib and although the MDs say my 8 second pauses in HR while sleeping are not a big deal, it is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By GhostRider62

I have mounted them 4 times on both wheelsets. ...

I have mounted them 4 times on both wheelsets. I know how to mount tires.

Like I said, the Michelins and clincher GP5000 could go on by hand or just a little help at the very end using a lever...
11-01-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By GhostRider62

My wife and I used to ride a tandem together. ...

My wife and I used to ride a tandem together.

I have enjoyed riding with a husband and wife team on some brevets, they are very fast and climb well. I think they always finish first at PBP for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,541
Posted By GhostRider62

I miss that show. Thanks to the woke morons, it...

I miss that show. Thanks to the woke morons, it is gone.

I've only had one serious failure, it was aluminum. I was hurt. Bad. Very bad. I've ridden carbon frames since December of 1985. I...
10-31-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,745
Posted By GhostRider62

I think it is mean to Larry, there are a handful...

I think it is mean to Larry, there are a handful of mean posters who have nothing better than to attack a kid trying to get his life in order.

Now to the topic at hand.

I hate riding a trainer,...
10-31-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,162
Posted By GhostRider62

I walked 5 hills on one 300k brevet and that was...

I walked 5 hills on one 300k brevet and that was in a PBP year. IIRC, I finished first. It was 100F with high humidity. Life is not always simple and sometimes a little compromise helps.

When...
10-31-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By GhostRider62

Two points Hermes made, don't lose them. Get...

Two points Hermes made, don't lose them. Get shelter going in and do zero work. The point about lower cadence is probably a good one for a muscular guy like you. At higher cadence and lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,541
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting. Having spend almost 40 years...

Interesting.

Having spend almost 40 years working in Quality Control, Assurance, Engineering, and Management and as an engineer, I don't know much about this stuff anymore, my brain is mush.
10-31-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By GhostRider62

Not getting dropped is a good motivator. If...

Not getting dropped is a good motivator.

If you go on a group ride and do not know the route, some advance reconnaisance looking at the profile and gradient can be very helpful. If there is a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,541
Posted By GhostRider62

I did not read the references. If carbon fibre...

I did not read the references. If carbon fibre lasts on fighter jets, F1 cars, and commercial aircraft over my lifespan, in effect it does not fatigue. The resin? That is a more nuanced...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By GhostRider62

Two things solved that problem for me. 1. I...

Two things solved that problem for me.

1. I use 100 or 150m notice and better brake pads
2. I use a field on my main screen, "Distance to Next". This was the key in me not missing turns. If...
10-31-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By GhostRider62

Ronnestad found that one HIIT session every 7-10...

Ronnestad found that one HIIT session every 7-10 days combined with lower intensity work during the transition phase had a rather large impact on the next season. There is another such study that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,541
Posted By GhostRider62

Carbon fibre does not have a fatigue limit I...

Carbon fibre does not have a fatigue limit

I have two carbon forks with over 50,000 miles each on them. YMMV
10-31-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By GhostRider62

Patience It takes years and years to develop...

Patience

It takes years and years to develop an aerobic engine.

If it is a long climb, try to be the one setting the pace at the start. Eventually the stronger climbers will go harder and you...
10-29-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,566
Posted By GhostRider62

I know someone who was blown up several times in...

I know someone who was blown up several times in Iraq, all his fellow Marines died in the last one. He has had more surgeries than I can could count. He is addicted to really, really strong opioids....
10-28-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,095
Posted By GhostRider62

Shaving saves around 70 seconds per 40km, more...

Shaving saves around 70 seconds per 40km, more than going from antiquated round, steel tubes to a modern bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
10-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By GhostRider62

For a variety of reasons, I sometimes use a 110mm...

For a variety of reasons, I sometimes use a 110mm stem on a particular bike but usually 150 mm. I notice the difference in handling.

Also, the closer the center of gravity is to the wheel axis,...
10-28-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,279
Posted By GhostRider62

In my limited experience, Connecticutians hate...

In my limited experience, Connecticutians hate thruhikers a little more than they hate cyclists.

WRT to traffic lights, none of mine will trigger for a cyclist. Somehow they are also timed by...
10-28-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By GhostRider62

Losing weight at 60 is ten times harder than at...

Losing weight at 60 is ten times harder than at 50.

I'd recommend looking at a low carb diet with higher amounts of protein and fat but with an overall lower caloric content than your basel...
10-28-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By GhostRider62

One of the mistakes new riders make is trying to...

One of the mistakes new riders make is trying to emulate the onride and post ride fueling of professionals or maybe just falling for the marketing of companies selling.

Professionals might only be...
10-27-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,319
Posted By GhostRider62

M first carbon bike was in 1985 and it was much...

M first carbon bike was in 1985 and it was much faster than my 1972 Masi GC. Each carbon bike that I have owned is faster and faster than the last due to aerodynamics, not weight.
10-26-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,524
Posted By GhostRider62

Sleep is definitely the issue with shoulder...

Sleep is definitely the issue with shoulder problems, I used to wake up when rolling over but after surgery, I was good. Fast forward 4 years to a broken clavicle, broken scapula, humerus, 5 ribs,...
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