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08-08-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 870
Posted By GhostRider62

There are few roads with shoulders where I live,...

There are few roads with shoulders where I live, somewhat out in the county. So, I pick roads with few to no cars and monitor every single car that might kill me.

I was on an organized ride...
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By GhostRider62

If I lived in the Coastal Pacific NorthWest,...

If I lived in the Coastal Pacific NorthWest, fenders year round on might make sense. Obviously, some of my bikes have fenders.

In the last 8 years or so, I can recall a two brevets where I...
08-08-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By GhostRider62

He was doing intervals. Nothing to do with...

He was doing intervals.

Nothing to do with your candy cane outfit.

What other reason would someone going to Nationals be doing 10 mph?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By GhostRider62

Oh sorry, I thought I was posting in...

Oh sorry, I thought I was posting in weightweiners, they all sleep with their bikes. Apologies.
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By GhostRider62

Garmin In-Reach or Spot satellite tracker PLUS...

Garmin In-Reach or Spot satellite tracker PLUS evacuation insurance. Heli rides aren't cheap.
08-07-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,094
Posted By GhostRider62

Enjoy your garbage mirror, you will love it.

Enjoy your garbage mirror, you will love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By GhostRider62

I would not ride that fork or frame, period. ...

I would not ride that fork or frame, period.

The costs to strip it down, pack it, ship it, ultrasound and/or dye penetration inspect, repair, ship, and reassembly would be quite expensive. The...
08-07-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By GhostRider62

So, I have just a little over 500 miles on the...

So, I have just a little over 500 miles on the new fit with a little improvement in left hamstring pain and less derriere discomfort. I am going to see my Chiro for him to have a poke around.

The...
08-07-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,094
Posted By GhostRider62

Here are two reasons 1. degenerative disc...

Here are two reasons

1. degenerative disc disease
2. riding a bent
3. Bonus response.....some helmet mirrors have a miserible FOV
08-07-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,094
Posted By GhostRider62

I've owned and tested most mirrors. In...

I've owned and tested most mirrors. In combination with a Varia, I use one or two of the following.....always. A car does not approach from the rear without me verifying that they have moved...
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By GhostRider62

Go read all the complaints of pain on the new...

Go read all the complaints of pain on the new Alpha 9 seat.

Myself, as long as I keep the seat reclined to 20 degrees or lower, I have zero butt pain but as I think I said, water can accumulate on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,479
Posted By GhostRider62

Thank Gawd Larry's picture of road rash is gone,...

Thank Gawd Larry's picture of road rash is gone, I had crushed two sets of pearl necklaces and used up all my wife's bleach.
08-05-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By GhostRider62

I just figure they are all out to kill me. Plan...

I just figure they are all out to kill me. Plan for the worst and hope for the best. I know one of them will get me eventually. Nobody around here uses turn signals because it impedes their...
08-05-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,068
Posted By GhostRider62

It is called sarcasm

It is called sarcasm
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,479
Posted By GhostRider62

You are fat, about 120 kg IIRC. I am fat and...

You are fat, about 120 kg IIRC. I am fat and old, almost 100 Kg. Let's say my FTP for arguments sake is 350 watts. All is fine and dandy on the flats or rolling terrain, but when the road tilts...
08-05-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

An example today. I did a 40 minute ride at...

An example today.

I did a 40 minute ride at 323 watts with a 10 minute stretch at 401 watts. At the end, Garmin congratulates me on my new FTP......269 watts. Seriously!!

Then tells me I...
08-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, I find your comments funny and useless.

Yes, I find your comments funny and useless.
08-05-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,068
Posted By GhostRider62

It annoys me to see cycling eyewear under the...

It annoys me to see cycling eyewear under the helmet straps. Oh, the lost watts. Or when the bar tape does not match the saddle. And what is it with Boomers in ankle socks. Don't get me...
08-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

For 4 days, Garmin tells me my training is...

For 4 days, Garmin tells me my training is unproductive. Then, in the next two days, I smash all of my PRs and it says I am Peaking. Sort of like economists looking in the rear view mirror.

I...
Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,047
Posted By GhostRider62

Most recent wine as a Gosset - Petite Douceur...

Most recent wine as a Gosset - Petite Douceur Rosé champagne. It is an extra dry finish. I prefer a more bosomy fuller champagne to the extra super duper brut wines. Round with raspberry nose...
08-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By GhostRider62

I've contacted Coggan in the past asking about...

I've contacted Coggan in the past asking about endurance and power levels for longer distances, he did not know.

The bottom line? Both energy systems need to be trained to increase endurance and...
08-05-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By GhostRider62

I generally wait my turn and do not sneak up or...

I generally wait my turn and do not sneak up or pass vehicles waiting for the light and I especially do not go into their blind spot.

Lesson learned?
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By GhostRider62

Neither does my Rando bike That video looks...

Neither does my Rando bike

That video looks familiar.......you're welcome.
Forum: Touring
08-05-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By GhostRider62

Not sure what a Rando bag is despite done my...

Not sure what a Rando bag is despite done my first brevet in the 80's

I like the tailfin aeropack a lot. I also like the Swift Paloma a lot....check it out. Ortlieb makes a pretty big seat...
08-04-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By GhostRider62

Bicycling Clown writes...... How about...

Bicycling Clown writes......



How about you read the article?
08-04-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By GhostRider62

No. I would not mess around flipping someone off...

No. I would not mess around flipping someone off in Florida, for instance.
08-04-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 981
Posted By GhostRider62

When you finish picking all the low hanging...

When you finish picking all the low hanging fruit, you'll be doing 24 mph on a Tri
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 656
Posted By GhostRider62

I buy Sidi Mega width shoes. The problem? Bike...

I buy Sidi Mega width shoes. The problem? Bike shops do not stock shoes and certainly not 48 wide. There are online shops that will pay return shipping if the shoe does not fit. You have to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By GhostRider62

No pressure on hands or neck are easily...

No pressure on hands or neck are easily underrated compared to those stupid upwrong bikes says me after suffering 200+ miles on one the other day
08-04-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By GhostRider62

Sometimes it is hard not to react to an obviously...

Sometimes it is hard not to react to an obviously malicious attempt of a motorist to scare or a stupid antic that could kill you. It only happens once a week or so. In states where guns are not...
08-04-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By GhostRider62

Bicycling Magazine has been worthless for...

Bicycling Magazine has been worthless for .......easily 25 years now.....unless you are a Fred.
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By GhostRider62

Just ride your 2011 Richard Sachs. Do you...

Just ride your 2011 Richard Sachs.

Do you mean CampyGuy? Personally, I don't agree with much of what he says but he is like a superstar. I must have had 100 Asian randos come up to me on PBP...
08-04-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By GhostRider62

You obviously missed my post and did not read...

You obviously missed my post and did not read Iñigo San Millán's article because if you had, you would be laughing at the dumb ass professors in this thread debating the definition of "is"
08-03-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By GhostRider62

The proton is the problem Ability to burn...

The proton is the problem

Ability to burn lactate is a solution (for some)
08-03-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

Why would the motorist be on the hook for damage...

Why would the motorist be on the hook for damage to the bike when the bicyclist is the one who plowed into her SUV when he ran the red light?

Weird thinking here. I am out.
08-03-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

Talk about twisting something around. Who...

Talk about twisting something around.

Who said any of that.
08-03-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

Who ran the light? The cyclist was wrong 100%....

Who ran the light? The cyclist was wrong 100%. You do not go thru lights, period. None of this mess would have happened if he stopped.

Who got the damaged vehicle? The victim. Who will pay for the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By GhostRider62

My Vastis lateralis (Spelling?) got much larger...

My Vastis lateralis (Spelling?) got much larger riding my M5 chr.

I think I might pull the bent out and ride it more. Just DNF'd a 1200k, the upwrong POS destructed......well, it was mostly my...
08-03-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,881
Posted By GhostRider62

Developing MCT1 and MCT4 significantly elevates...

Developing MCT1 and MCT4 significantly elevates the fractional utilization of VO2 max. Highly and properly trained endurance athletes can have an FTP that is 90% or even 95% (older athletes) of VO2...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By GhostRider62

I thought they just didn't like me or my server ...

I thought they just didn't like me or my server

Often have problems getting on. I could not access earlier. Just logged on, seems problem is gone for the moment
08-03-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 557
Posted By GhostRider62

Not sure if this might help. I run SRAM Rex AXS...

Not sure if this might help. I run SRAM Rex AXS RD with either a Rotor or Shimano Ultegra 12 speed cassette. Hanger alignment and adjustment of the RD is critical. I get weird skipping on both...
08-03-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By GhostRider62

A 54 x 18 is more macho, a 33 x 11 is a bit...

A 54 x 18 is more macho, a 33 x 11 is a bit weenie aside from wearing out faster and adding more friction
08-03-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

He bounced right up. He wasn't hurt. The...

He bounced right up. He wasn't hurt.

The victim 100% absolutely should have stopped and called 911.

So shouldn't the cyclist who blew the light.
08-03-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

No question there. Look at the husband of a...

No question there. Look at the husband of a famous politician who ran a stop sign in Napa. Drunk as a skunk with drugs in him. Both cars totaled. The victim seriously injured. Paul had an 1199...
08-03-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,830
Posted By GhostRider62

Chains, bearings, tires, cables, grease, lube and...

Chains, bearings, tires, cables, grease, lube and bar tape need replaced a number of times each year. If an item wears out in a year or less, I keep the item in stock

Steel cassettes (SRAM Red) ...
08-03-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

We do not know why she ran. She was wrong. ...

We do not know why she ran. She was wrong. Politicians get special treatment, that is also wrong.

Have you been to lousy cities? I think it is plausible she was scared to stop. We'll never...
08-03-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By GhostRider62

He'll get better and better. Probably still...

He'll get better and better. Probably still have residual pain, I do. Age does not help the recovery. I fractured the trochanter at the hip, 5 ribs, clavicle, scapula, humerus, and elbow. The...
08-03-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,678
Posted By GhostRider62

If a cyclist ran a light and broadsided me in one...

If a cyclist ran a light and broadsided me in one of those lousy north jersey cities and it was clear the scofflaw was ok, I'd move up a few blocks to render assistance by calling 911 and await the...
Forum: Touring
08-03-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By GhostRider62

I had a cheap set start to do that on a tour, I...

I had a cheap set start to do that on a tour, I got out my Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, superglue, and duck tape.

Alternatively, one could buy recumbent specific bags
...
08-03-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By GhostRider62

I take the batteries off my SRAM etap...

I take the batteries off my SRAM etap derailleurs. Actually take the RD off the hanger, too. Battery lights, Varia, 1030, and power bank all come on the plane with me. The 18650 or 21700...
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