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06-25-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 314,993
Posted By VegasJen

That is the one thing we have going for us. ...

That is the one thing we have going for us. Local news says current humidity is 10%. I'm surprised it's that high! :lol:
06-25-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 314,993
Posted By VegasJen

I did 28.5 today in just a tick over 90 minutes. ...

I did 28.5 today in just a tick over 90 minutes. Definitely one of my fastest paces. And that includes my routine incline route. That's a six mile stretch (10km) that climes about 760 feet (210m),...
06-25-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By VegasJen

You snapped a tendon and your doctor said it...

You snapped a tendon and your doctor said it shouldn't be dangerous? I think you need to see another doctor. Tendons can take a very long time to heal. Tendons and ligaments are not particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By VegasJen

That's some pretty awesome luck to have...

That's some pretty awesome luck to have everything line up like it did. Of course, would have been better to not have broken the axle in the first place, but if you're going to break an axle, what...
06-22-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By VegasJen

What he said. :foo:

What he said. :foo:
06-21-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 899
Posted By VegasJen

So what *else* do you do for exercise?

Since I've started doing the triathlon thing, I've expanded my exercise regime to include multiple different disciplines. One reason I don't put a ton of miles on my bike(s) is because I only ride...
06-20-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 314,993
Posted By VegasJen

I've been wanting to do this ride for a while. I...

I've been wanting to do this ride for a while. I thought today would be my last shot before summer got into full swing. I call it "The (metric) Half Century from Hell". It's actually 60km, not 50,...
06-13-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,111
Posted By VegasJen

San Fransisco. Lucky he didn't drop trow right...

San Fransisco. Lucky he didn't drop trow right there on the sidewalk. :lol:
06-11-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By VegasJen

Normally I wouldn't as this happens often enough....

Normally I wouldn't as this happens often enough. I just happened to be in a mood at the time. I'm getting tired of people being dicks and nobody saying anything about it. Even at 52, I'm still a...
06-11-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By VegasJen

I yelled at a motorist today

One of the few disadvantages for me of living in a rural community is a lack of road shoulders. I'm my town, there are precious few bike lanes and even to get to a road with a bike lane I have to...
06-07-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,162
Posted By VegasJen

Well, I will give you a hint....

Well, I will give you a hint....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By VegasJen

In what way would you expect it to ride like...

In what way would you expect it to ride like "garbage"? I rode it very briefly the other day and I was surprised at how compliant it was. Granted, it was just around a very smooth parking lot, but...
05-16-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,597
Posted By VegasJen

I would agree with you. Like I said, I think...

I would agree with you. Like I said, I think it's probably "great" for toning what you have. But I would hardly consider it a strength exercise. And I think even the toning part would require some...
05-15-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By VegasJen

Dude, do you live to pick nits? I'm using round...

Dude, do you live to pick nits? I'm using round numbers here. Shall I give you coordinates so you can do the math yourself? Would that make you feel better?
05-14-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By VegasJen

Several people have asked me about triathlons and...

Several people have asked me about triathlons and how I do them. My standard reply is it's 50% physical, but 100% psychological. Your mind will quit long before your body will.
05-14-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,597
Posted By VegasJen

Indeed. The one thing I will say with regard to...

Indeed. The one thing I will say with regard to cardiovascular health is you can actually get so well conditioned that you have to inform your healthcare provider of your training (if you don't...
05-14-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By VegasJen

I always worry about this on my rides. I try to...

I always worry about this on my rides. I try to stick to roads that have a decent shoulder, but living in a rural community that sometimes is just not an option. It seems most people try to give me...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By VegasJen

Well, I checked out that bike yesterday. And as...

Well, I checked out that bike yesterday. And as feared, it was definitely too tall. Shame too, because it really was a nice bike. Oh well. The search goes on for a tri bike.

BTW, just finished...
04-16-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By VegasJen

Please keep us posted on your results. I am...

Please keep us posted on your results. I am especially interested so I at least have second hand experience to reference when I deal with patients that are considering this option.
04-16-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,048
Posted By VegasJen

I have no idea if it's accurate for the general...

I have no idea if it's accurate for the general population, but not even remotely for me. I'm 15-18mph, depending on wind and elevation changes. But then again, I don't ride for leisure activity. ...
04-13-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By VegasJen

I'm just curious if you've been on any...

I'm just curious if you've been on any medications to reduce the size of the prostate? While as far as surgeries go, this is pretty minor, but we always like surgery to be a last resort. There are...
Forum: Southwest
04-08-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By VegasJen

Do you road bike? I just got back from a ride...

Do you road bike? I just got back from a ride this afternoon. I live in Pahrump but I travel into Vegas/Henderson once every week or two. I like riding around the lake. I just designed a metric...
04-06-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,071
Posted By VegasJen

Personally, I wouldn't mind it as long as the...

Personally, I wouldn't mind it as long as the guy(s) let me know they're there. I'm at a pretty decent level so if a guy is keeping up with me I know he's not just some creeper that jumped on a bike...
04-04-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,765
Posted By VegasJen

I guess the dogs here are different. They're...

I guess the dogs here are different. They're almost all inside fenced property, but they always run with me whenever I ride by. I've had a few chase me. Last week I had a GS chase me, didn't make...
04-04-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,667
Posted By VegasJen

And part of that is the willingness of government...

And part of that is the willingness of government to fund people who won't work for a certain wage. I get nobody here is going to work for $5/hr. But there's no excuse for someone who is unemployed...
04-03-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,667
Posted By VegasJen

No doubt. Not by my choice. They've literally...

No doubt. Not by my choice. They've literally cornered the market on manufacturing. And American businesses are as much at fault, chasing after every last dollar. But so are consumers who will...
04-03-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,667
Posted By VegasJen

I'm with the OP on this one. I actively look to...

I'm with the OP on this one. I actively look to spend my money with companies that aren't affiliated with a hostile nation. Slim pickings.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By VegasJen

I've always joked that the funny thing about the...

I've always joked that the funny thing about the South is we can turn something as simple as "and" into a three syllable word. ae-un-duh :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By VegasJen

Spelling is not my forte. I generally look for...

Spelling is not my forte. I generally look for the little red squiggly line. Saw it when I typed that but forgot to go back and correct it. Spell check has made us lazy.

English is a bear. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,966
Posted By VegasJen

Boot camp was a bear for me. Even today, I'll...

Boot camp was a bear for me. Even today, I'll hold up my left hand and say, "left. No, right! No, left. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By VegasJen

As a non-native English speaker, I get that you...

As a non-native English speaker, I get that you missed the point of my comment. My comment was self-depricating (making fun of my ignorance) because the guys are using terms beyond what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,966
Posted By VegasJen

Not as an excuse, because I know a lot of people...

Not as an excuse, because I know a lot of people will frown on it regardless, but I use mine as much for suppressing wind noise as actually listening to music. It's odd, but I have had tinnitus for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,966
Posted By VegasJen

Actually, I have three. But honestly, I really...

Actually, I have three. But honestly, I really couldn't afford two of them. Which is saying something given they're all about 15 years old. And I know I'm going to get shamed for this, but no, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By VegasJen

It's just what I want to do. No other reason...

It's just what I want to do. No other reason than that. Well, maybe a little denying my age. I'm on the wrong side of 50 and fighting it with everything I have. I enjoy riding, but it's just one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By VegasJen

Do you track your speed?

Just as a personal goal, I've been trying to break a 20mph pace for a 20 mile ride. Haven't done it yet. In fact, I haven't quite been able to break 18mph yet, although I've been really, really...
03-10-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By VegasJen

I have been using a Scandisc Clip Jam for years...

I have been using a Scandisc Clip Jam for years now. Use it at work (when I worked) and my workouts. I've had four of them over the last sever or eight years. Holds more songs than I have in my...
02-27-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By VegasJen

I don't have a lot of experience with a variety...

I don't have a lot of experience with a variety of shoes, but I bought a pair of Puma athletic shoes I wear all the time. I don't ever clip in, all my pedals are flat, and I've found these shoes to...
02-19-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,454
Posted By VegasJen

In the military, it's called a "meat tag",...

In the military, it's called a "meat tag", typically on the rib cage. I've considered one but haven't done it. Main reason I haven't is just that you have to make sure you get a good tattoo artist...
02-19-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,454
Posted By VegasJen

As a couple others suggested, last night I...

As a couple others suggested, last night I photocopied my DL. I obscured some of the information I wouldn't want out in the general public and then on the back typed out my medical conditions, ICE...
02-18-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,454
Posted By VegasJen

ICNLT Blonde hair, blue eyes. I'm as white...

ICNLT

Blonde hair, blue eyes. I'm as white bread as we come. No bus ride for me.

Ironically, I hated wearing my dog tags when I was in. Now I want a custom pair just for this instance.
02-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,454
Posted By VegasJen

I'm not really thinking about the need for me to...

I'm not really thinking about the need for me to call 1st responders. If I can walk or talk, I'll get myself to help.

I've been considering that very same option.
02-17-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,637
Posted By VegasJen

Icnlt

Icnlt
02-04-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,945
Posted By VegasJen

Very interested to see if this comes to the...

Very interested to see if this comes to the States. I have a pair of Gatorskins but I find them so hard to mount and dismount, I absolutely hate them. I noticed the guy in the video was mounting a...
01-22-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By VegasJen

I needed a bike rack...

I needed a bike rack and I had some scrap steel. I also have some welding ability and cheap Harbor Freight welder....
12-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,225
Posted By VegasJen

Awww! I was hoping for a "married happily ever...

Awww! I was hoping for a "married happily ever after" ending. :(
12-22-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,265
Posted By VegasJen

I'm getting back into riding now in a big way. I...

I'm getting back into riding now in a big way. I used to ride just for fun as a kid, but that was just a kid doing kid stuff. I was stationed in Okinawa for a year and got into riding a lot there...
12-22-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,273
Posted By VegasJen

I'm 51 and I thought for sure I would be a...

I'm 51 and I thought for sure I would be a "grandma" on this forum. Looks like I'm on the right side of this bell curve! :D
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