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09-30-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,714
Posted By rwmct

I tend to wear sweat pants unless it is hot out.

I tend to wear sweat pants unless it is hot out.
09-20-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,545
Posted By rwmct

This Osprey fanny pack is designed for riding and...

This Osprey fanny pack is designed for riding and hiking. I use it for both. Little pricey but am sure there are similar things for less dough:

Osprey Savu 5 Lumbar Pack | REI Co-op...
09-15-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,524
Posted By rwmct

Some Doms is part of weight training. Odd to get...

Some Doms is part of weight training. Odd to get it doing body weight work, though. With me, doms usually diminishes quite a bit when I do leg work consistently two, three times a week for a couple...
09-11-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By rwmct

Tremendous job! I admire people who are able...

Tremendous job!

I admire people who are able to look at this kind of thing and see the possibilities. Recognizing that the frame was worth working with, for example. Very cool.
09-11-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,148
Posted By rwmct

The "deck" gets reshuffled. That is probably a...

The "deck" gets reshuffled. That is probably a continual process, but I did not notice it until about fifteen years after high school. By the time you hit your 60s, how you take care of yourself is...
09-11-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,347
Posted By rwmct

I do sometimes for short climbs, as I usually...

I do sometimes for short climbs, as I usually ride on the bigger ring on the front. I have the 30-46 front and the 8 speed 11-34 on the back. A little cross chain does not seem to put that much...
09-09-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 60,870
Posted By rwmct

Because it was the first major purchase I ever...

Because it was the first major purchase I ever made
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(about $80 brand new in 1975)...
09-09-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,598
Posted By rwmct

I wear cargo shorts in the summer and sweat pants...

I wear cargo shorts in the summer and sweat pants the rest of the time. But I am only riding for two to three hours or so at a time.

In summer I wear T shirts, usually all cotton, and the rest...
09-03-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By rwmct

Good lord! I hope people who are new to lifting...

Good lord! I hope people who are new to lifting don't see this kind of thing and think that is what a workout should look like.

You can do very effective full body workouts with five or six...
09-03-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By rwmct

Amen!

Amen!
09-03-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,754
Posted By rwmct

A sidewalk seems far safer to me than a road with...

A sidewalk seems far safer to me than a road with two lanes in each direction, lots of businesses and side roads, no shoulder and people doing at least 45 between lights. I have seen cars barely...
08-30-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,019
Posted By rwmct

I would bet that anyone who is now on this forum...

I would bet that anyone who is now on this forum and is still on this forum in fifty years, will be just fine. If they keep up their exercise habits for that long, they will in pretty good shape.
08-30-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,019
Posted By rwmct

Nonsense. I don't doubt there are some people...

Nonsense. I don't doubt there are some people who benefit from restricting carbs but it is so over blown its ridiculous. Moderation in quantity and focusing on quality foods is all most people need...
08-23-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,019
Posted By rwmct

I am not a believer in fasted cardio. Don't see...

I am not a believer in fasted cardio. Don't see the point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By rwmct

If they are selling it for the current list...

If they are selling it for the current list price, I doubt you can do better. With the supply of new bikes being well below the demand, there is no reason for bike shops to deal on new bikes. I am...
08-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By rwmct

I have used them several times riding a new bike...

I have used them several times riding a new bike and tweaking the seat placement. Its perfect. Ride thirty minutes, come across a repair station, adjust, repeat.
08-15-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By rwmct

That is great. But its no reason to knock...

That is great. But its no reason to knock dumbells and barbells, which are proven tools used for decades.
08-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By rwmct

Pro Athletes all over the word train with...

Pro Athletes all over the word train with barbells and dumbells. You think they are ignorant of the wonders of kettlebells? Or maybe they are secretly focused on looks instead of improving in their...
08-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,838
Posted By rwmct

For me, the limits have more to do with how long...

For me, the limits have more to do with how long I can stand staying on the seat than how many miles the ride is. My butt gives out before my legs do.
08-12-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,178
Posted By rwmct

Yep. Most programs, especially beginner programs,...

Yep. Most programs, especially beginner programs, instruct you to quit the set when you can't do another rep with good form. This does not present an unacceptable risk of injury, as you are always...
08-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,178
Posted By rwmct

I never said that. Joint mobility is an issue...

I never said that. Joint mobility is an issue for me, no ATG.
I have become more conservative too. I do shorter workouts with fewer exercises. But focusing on maintaining strength is important,...
08-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By rwmct

That is tremendous! Lifting really is the...

That is tremendous!
Lifting really is the actual fountain of youth. There are so few things that are "guaranteed to work." Lifting pretty much is one of them.
08-12-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,122
Posted By rwmct

I know this thread has been quiet for a few...

I know this thread has been quiet for a few months, but it is such an important topic to me, for all around health as well as for biking, hiking, kayaking, whatever. Especially for those of us over...
08-12-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,178
Posted By rwmct

Again, the most popular beginner program out...

Again, the most popular beginner program out there uses 5x5. There is nothing unsafe about it.
08-12-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,178
Posted By rwmct

I disagree with you somewhat there on the gradual...

I disagree with you somewhat there on the gradual introduction of low rep work. There is no reason for beginners not doing lower rep-higher weight work. One of the most popular beginner weight...
08-12-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,178
Posted By rwmct

I get the "train to ride by riding" sentiment. ...

I get the "train to ride by riding" sentiment. But my impression is that athletes in just about every sport do some kind of weight training, at least some of the time.
08-09-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By rwmct

I find it odd that they start this category at...

I find it odd that they start this category at 200 lbs. I am 5'11". My ideal weight is 192-195 lbs. 200 lbs. is a couple pounds over but not exactly Clydesdale territory.
08-09-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,405
Posted By rwmct

There is also the Concept 2 bikerg, and similar...

There is also the Concept 2 bikerg, and similar clones. I don't know if people in the cycling community use them, but people in the fitness community often do, often as a second machine to the rower.
08-09-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By rwmct

It is always a good idea to do some weight...

It is always a good idea to do some weight training when trying to lose fat. It helps ensure, to the extent your personal genetics allow, that you are losing as much fat and as little muscle as...
08-09-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,178
Posted By rwmct

Its better to have some weights, such as...

Its better to have some weights, such as dumbells. But there are a lot of good body weight exercises. You can do push ups with you feet up on a chair or a stability ball. Split squats and lunges....
07-24-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By rwmct

Actually, per Ian Anderson, "Old Charlie stole...

Actually, per Ian Anderson, "Old Charlie stole the handle".
07-24-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By rwmct

FWIW, I went to the local bike shop about four...

FWIW, I went to the local bike shop about four weeks back. No hybrids in stock. They said they had some on order they expected in the next few weeks. I put a deposit down on a Giant Escape 2 Disc...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,706
Posted By rwmct

Saw a bear (looked like a medium size juvenile)...

Saw a bear (looked like a medium size juvenile) cross the trail a couple days ago in Farmington where it goes in back of New Britain Ave. It was about 40 feet ahead of me.
Forum: Northeast
07-06-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,706
Posted By rwmct

Thanks, Chris. I always planned on doing the loop...

Thanks, Chris. I always planned on doing the loop clockwise. And I will definitely ride to Mass. As I said, my son in Scouts has already done that ride and back with his troop (though they started at...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,706
Posted By rwmct

Nice review. However, the Whole Foods near the...

Nice review. However, the Whole Foods near the Avon PD is not yet open. Looks likely to open soon, however. Just rode through there today.

I do much of my riding on that trail (between...
07-03-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 997,365
Posted By rwmct

Not good posting pics (and just joined so don't...

Not good posting pics (and just joined so don't have the posts) but I have a Jeunet Franche Comte 10 speed I bought new when I was in high school in 1974 or 1975 at the LBS. I think it was about $70...
07-03-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 44,892
Posted By rwmct

Just picked up an Escape 2 disc. Will be...

Just picked up an Escape 2 disc. Will be interested to see how I like it. I have been riding a 1974 or 75 Jenet ten speed I bought new in high school. I don't love the bent over the bars position...
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