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06-17-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 581
Posted By bruce19

All bikes and rides are better when I have...

All bikes and rides are better when I have fitness. If you get to the point when you feel like you're riding without the chain you've made it.
06-15-24, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By bruce19

That has been done.

That has been done.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By bruce19

My Photon is a 2016, made in Montreal. At the...

My Photon is a 2016, made in Montreal. At the time it was the lightest production frame made according to some sources. It has Dura Ace 10 sp mechanical and I put Mavic tubeless on it. As ridden it...
06-14-24, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By bruce19

I take 10 mg Eloquis. I think my episode was...

I take 10 mg Eloquis. I think my episode was caused by my poor habits. Things like 10 cups of coffee a day, smoking mini cigars and drinking whiskey. All on a daily basis. All of that has changed. No...
06-13-24, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By bruce19

Back on the bike after AFIB

Had an AFIB on Saturday afternoon. Went to the ER and went through the process. They got me stabilized but wanted me overnight for observation. The next day they were being super cautious and ordered...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-24, 03:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By bruce19

The Ultimate is such a nice bike. My wife has an...

The Ultimate is such a nice bike. My wife has an SLX.
06-12-24, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By bruce19

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20170513_110854_1__592ae74e393d757b6ed41eef4d152c1d7954cd62.jpg

Me on far left with my bike. Hackensack, NJ circa 1956.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-24, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By bruce19

I'd be looking at Canyon to see if there is...

I'd be looking at Canyon to see if there is something you'd like.
06-06-24, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By bruce19

This is the bike. For those that care about such...

This is the bike. For those that care about such things, it is Ultegra 11 sp mechanical w/ Speedplay Zeros..I outfitted it with an Italian Road Bike mirror, Garmin 830, Garmin Varia, frame mounted...
06-06-24, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By bruce19

Yesterday hit 601 watts for at least 5 seconds on...

Yesterday hit 601 watts for at least 5 seconds on a short 15% climb. The tyranny of the power meter has begun.
06-05-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By bruce19

No. Dear God, no.

No. Dear God, no.
06-05-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,202
Posted By bruce19

FWIW my BP is usually borderline. This morning it...

FWIW my BP is usually borderline. This morning it was 131/86 at 6 AM. Went out for a 12 mi. ... 14 mph ride at 10 AM. After an hour I re-took my BP and it was 115//75.
06-04-24, 03:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bruce19

I've now had three rides with my power meter....

I've now had three rides with my power meter. While my average watts has remained in the 120-150 range, my max went from 300 to 400 to 546. The 546 was on a climb where I decided to make a serious...
06-03-24, 02:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,773
Posted By bruce19

That's not my experience.,

That's not my experience.,
06-02-24, 04:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,202
Posted By bruce19

Normal. Happens tome all the time. ...

Normal. Happens tome all the time.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2936915/
06-01-24, 04:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By bruce19

I just want to give you kudos for embarking on...

I just want to give you kudos for embarking on the journey you've undertaken. Really a good choice IMO. But, one bit of advice ... be patient with yourself. Go forward in small steps until the big...
05-30-24, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bruce19

I'm well down the intensity path too. In my case...

I'm well down the intensity path too. In my case that was always my game in other sports. Explosive but was useless past 100 yds or a couple of minutes. So, it all fits for me in my 8th decade (78 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-24, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By bruce19

Haven't looked for your specific tires but these...

Haven't looked for your specific tires but these sites have treated me well.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/schwalbe-road-bike-tires
https://www.theproscloset.com/collections/schwalbe
05-28-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bruce19

I have no problem with closing the former.

I have no problem with closing the former.
05-28-24, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bruce19

How to use my power meter?

I posted a similar thread in Road Cycling. It was a bit different in terms of the info I am seeking. But, apologies if this seems redundant. Having said that, a bit of background. I will be 78 on...
05-24-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,132
Posted By bruce19

40 yrs ago I started out with real chamois. I...

40 yrs ago I started out with real chamois. I would never go back. These days it's Castelli after years with Assos. Whatever works for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-24, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By bruce19

Completed my comparo with a CAAD 12 ride. Before...

Completed my comparo with a CAAD 12 ride. Before the ride I was pretty sure this would be the bike I might sell. And, this was an aberrant ride unlike the other three rides. On the ride, an older...
05-23-24, 06:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,226
Posted By bruce19

People need to listen to people who have...

People need to listen to people who have expertise. I was a college QB and I say to my friend Ron (the bike guy) "If we talk football and you don't listen to me, you are an idiot. If we talk cycling...
05-23-24, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By bruce19

I don't know what your wife needs but a "cushy"...

I don't know what your wife needs but a "cushy" seat is not a good or comfortable thing IMO. Good luck.
05-23-24, 05:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,226
Posted By bruce19

My wife is not averse to advice. But, when she is...

My wife is not averse to advice. But, when she is stuck in a bad habit and isn't listening to me I call a friend. He was a bike mechanic, LBS owner, industry rep (Bianchi, Louis
Garneau, etc) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-24, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By bruce19

Doing a Comparo of my road bikes

Background: I am 78 yrs old and we are trying to house break two Berrnadoodle puppies so I don't have a lot of time to ride. It's also the start of my season and I don't have fitness. I kept going...
05-22-24, 06:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,857
Posted By bruce19

I remember Dnvrfox. Thank you for your efforts. I...

I remember Dnvrfox. Thank you for your efforts. I hope all goes well for you. Again thank you.
05-21-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By bruce19

I have The Cyclist's Food Guide by Nancy Clark,...

I have The Cyclist's Food Guide by Nancy Clark, MS, RD and Jenny Hegmann, MS, RD. It might be of interest.to you.

https://www.amazon.com/Cyclists-Food-Guide-2nd-Distance/dp/0971891125
05-19-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By bruce19

FWIW back in 2013 I had a cycling crash and broke...

FWIW back in 2013 I had a cycling crash and broke my neck. My spinal cord was intact but C1&C2 had to be fused. Back on my bike after 3 months. I have nothing but love and respect for the...
05-19-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By bruce19

I've been riding motorcycles since 1975 and...

I've been riding motorcycles since 1975 and cycling since around 1982. I was also an MSF Instructor. There are a lot of factors that influence safety in both activities. For instance, on a moto being...
05-16-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By bruce19

I don't think I've ever day dreamed on the...

I don't think I've ever day dreamed on the bike.I'm too involved with the bike and the ride.
05-13-24, 06:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,831
Posted By bruce19

My PIL (Partner in Life) had never been on a...

My PIL (Partner in Life) had never been on a motorcycle until she met me. Then I started taking her for short rides on my Ducati. It went so well that she and I threw some money together and bought a...
05-13-24, 05:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,872
Posted By bruce19

I was an EXTREME skeptic about tubeless. Then for...

I was an EXTREME skeptic about tubeless. Then for some reason unknown to me I bought a rear Mavic UST. Five years later on five road bikes and zero flats. So my opinion was untested theory and once...
05-08-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,714
Posted By bruce19

Just got off the phone with him. He and another...

Just got off the phone with him. He and another cycling buddy are coming over this weekend for one of our bourbon nights.
05-07-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By bruce19

I've been cycling for about 45 yrs. So, when I...

I've been cycling for about 45 yrs. So, when I started it was before sloping TTs. I used the LeMond-Guimard method which is to measure your inseam in CM and multiply it by .665. This puts me in the...
05-06-24, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,841
Posted By bruce19

These days my 4 bikes are a steel GURU Sidero,...

These days my 4 bikes are a steel GURU Sidero, GURU Photon, CAAD 12, and Canyon Aeroad. The actual cost of them was $8600.
05-04-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,147
Posted By bruce19

Improving with age is awesome.

Improving with age is awesome.
05-03-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By bruce19

I have been a paid subscriber for a couple years....

I have been a paid subscriber for a couple years. My info is still all there but none of the folks I was following show up. I went to one of them and it says I'm following her but no data anywhere.
05-03-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,714
Posted By bruce19

I've never raced. One of my childhood friends,...

I've never raced. One of my childhood friends, Alan Grieco, was a sprint cyclist on the '64 Olympic team but that's the closest I ever got to cycling. I was a football/baseball guy. Went to college...
05-02-24, 11:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,714
Posted By bruce19

What's your cyclist identity?

The other day I was talking to a friend who has been involved in cycling his whole life..He raced locally, was a mechanic, owned an LBS, and worked as a rep for for various cycling entities. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 04:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,751
Posted By bruce19

I have a CAAD 12 w/105. I swapped out the Aksium...

I have a CAAD 12 w/105. I swapped out the Aksium clinchers for Mavice Ksyrium Elite USTs. I've done nothing else and my bike is sub 18 lbs. I think 17 lb 14 oz to be exact. I have 5 road bikes with a...
05-02-24, 04:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,147
Posted By bruce19

I check my stats by age a lot. I'm usually first...

I check my stats by age a lot. I'm usually first or second in every segment. Then again, I'm in the 75+ category and there are very few of us. So, not all that impressive.
04-14-24, 07:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By bruce19

I switched to a Garmin light/radar about 2 yrs...

I switched to a Garmin light/radar about 2 yrs ago. I'd rather ride without a helmet than without my Garmin radar.
04-14-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By bruce19

Without a doubt being a motorcyclist and MSF...

Without a doubt being a motorcyclist and MSF Instructor has made me a better driver and cyclist.
04-14-24, 07:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,740
Posted By bruce19

I've been riding since around 1983 and I've...

I've been riding since around 1983 and I've probably averaged 3-4 flats a season. A wild ass guess of course. About 5 yrs ago I converted a rear wheel on a road bike to tubeless. I was skeptical but...
04-12-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By bruce19

According to the indigenous people the problem is...

According to the indigenous people the problem is immigrants.
04-12-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By bruce19

And, this is what's wrong with America. It didn't...

And, this is what's wrong with America. It didn't happen directly to me so I guess I won't hold corporate America responsible for their bad acts towards others. I'll just go along supporting them and...
04-11-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By bruce19

Why I will never buy a TREK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMpOC2fiJ8E
01-22-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,952
Posted By bruce19

I wear what I want to wear. If someone wants to...

I wear what I want to wear. If someone wants to judge me, I don't care. How I live my life is not based on others' judgements.
01-22-24, 12:01 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,109
Posted By bruce19

I'm one of those who did not like what Trek did...

I'm one of those who did not like what Trek did to Greg LeMond over the Lance Armstrong scandal. They put corporate profits over the sport and did it by throwing LeMond under the bus. So, screw 'em.
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