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Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 13,762
Posted By GhostRider62

The metal flakes seen in the solvent from new...

The metal flakes seen in the solvent from new chain are a concern to me, which is why I ride a new chain with the factory junk on it for around 100 miles. Then, it goes into solvent and then a second...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 335
Posted By GhostRider62

I select RPM based on power output. Higher power...

I select RPM based on power output. Higher power = higher RPM. Lower power = lower RPM. It gets into efficiency and which muscle fibers you wish to emphasize.

Lower = 67-73 rpm

Higher =...
12-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,378
Posted By GhostRider62

Why can I person on my Ignore List respond to my...

Why can I person on my Ignore List respond to my post.

Fit athletes suffer unexplained and unanticipated cardiac arrest all of the time.

Cold adaptation reduces vascular constriction (as does...
12-07-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,378
Posted By GhostRider62

Yup. 100% Another risk is most people do...

Yup. 100%

Another risk is most people do not dress properly for outdoor exercise in the cold. They get cold and blood vessels constrict. All the complaints about cold hands and feet are...
12-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 271
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,...
12-06-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 271
Posted By GhostRider62

If the shoulder is good, I ride there but a NJ...

If the shoulder is good, I ride there but a NJ supreme court case basically gave us a Hobson's choice on the matter. Shoulders are not maintained.



...
12-06-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,378
Posted By GhostRider62

I always look forward to cycling in cold weather,...

I always look forward to cycling in cold weather, it activates BAT. I tend to lose weight and increase my aerobic capacity. I developed asthma later in life, so, I have to be a little careful...
12-04-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,037
Posted By GhostRider62

Urban. Fast. Potholes. Lots of light closes up...

Urban. Fast. Potholes. Lots of light closes up your eyeballs. You need a lot of light. A puny 0.5 amp dynamo LED won't cut it

Look into the Lupine SL series battery powered lights, they have a...
12-03-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
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: 27
Views: 658
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,106
Posted By GhostRider62

Isn't that the same as being hit from behind? ...

Isn't that the same as being hit from behind?

Risk is a mathematical combination of the likelihood of an event occurring and it's severity. Hit from behind is very severe and worth avoiding.

I...
12-02-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,106
Posted By GhostRider62

Hardly a person who shrinks away from conflict...

Hardly a person who shrinks away from conflict but I use as much care as possible to avoid a confrontation with a motorist. I knew plenty of cyclists mowed down from behind and even on rider who...
12-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 985
Posted By GhostRider62

A little scratch would not bother me. A filthy...

A little scratch would not bother me. A filthy chain? Total nightmare city.
12-02-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
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...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm not yet sure if it is fast. It is much easier...

I'm not yet sure if it is fast. It is much easier to handle than my current ride, which I would attribute to better balance between the front and rear of the bike, wider tires, and better brakes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,088
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,088
Posted By GhostRider62

The pony keg on the bag goes 30 pounds.

The pony keg on the bag goes 30 pounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,088
Posted By GhostRider62

Lil Debbie mini donuts are $0.003 per calorie and...

Lil Debbie mini donuts are $0.003 per calorie and provide lots of sodium, fat, and carbs. Fats are really not so important for short rides but are helpful to some athletes on longer rides. Just...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes. The Felt has needs although I am not sure...

Yes. The Felt has needs although I am not sure to met her match, there might be magic in the night. Or, it could just be NBD.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,384
Posted By GhostRider62

I guess you failed Trig? Clearly, you have...

I guess you failed Trig?

Clearly, you have no clue.
11-04-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By GhostRider62

Wouldn't your Solicitor be able to recover...

Wouldn't your Solicitor be able to recover sufficiently on pain and suffering medical damage to offset the insurance company's cheapskate offer on the bike? Unfortunately, they depreciate it more...
11-04-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By GhostRider62

Have fun getting hypothermia. Hating to stop to...

Have fun getting hypothermia. Hating to stop to put rain pants on or the challenge of peeing tells me you ain't never did much riding in such adverse conditions like when it is raining and cold,...
11-04-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By GhostRider62

Having been a long distance tourer, randonneur,...

Having been a long distance tourer, randonneur, and ultra endurance racer, I have had to ride in that miserable 33F hard rain many times for an entire day or week.

Showers Pass helmet cover with...
11-04-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,241
Posted By GhostRider62

I would suggest going to REI and have a look at...

I would suggest going to REI and have a look at their offerings. I have a pair of their regular looking shorts that are "ok" for cycling. I balked at their pants offering but they seemed like they...
11-04-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,241
Posted By GhostRider62

Not wearing proper clothing could be lack of...

Not wearing proper clothing could be lack of funds, cheapness, ignorance, or masochistic tendencies.
11-04-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By GhostRider62

Managing moisture in adverse conditions is not so...

Managing moisture in adverse conditions is not so simple. Vapor barriers have their use. They work and are cheap. Sealskinz are so-so but for shortish rides up to a couple of hours, your feet...
11-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,241
Posted By GhostRider62

I do see cyclists wearing pants. One is an old...

I do see cyclists wearing pants. One is an old farmer who gave up tobacco and drinking, he was been losing weight and recently saw him upgrade to what looks like Mtb shorts. The other is an old lady...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,384
Posted By GhostRider62

Smart that you rode both to see how they felt. ...

Smart that you rode both to see how they felt. Being able to test ride a bike is quite a luxury these days. I don't recall a shop every saying, oh ya, we have both the 58 and 61 for you to try. ...
11-04-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,409
Posted By GhostRider62

Isn't everything free in Oz? Why would...

Isn't everything free in Oz?


Why would you need to be out of work for 3-6 months? (My recovery was much faster than that)
11-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,241
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: 978
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: 132
Views: 3,913
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.
11-04-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By GhostRider62

Merino Seal Skinz socks are decent for up to a...

Merino Seal Skinz socks are decent for up to a couple hours if temps are at least 40F......forgot to mention that. Bread bags too. Plastic bags from the grocery store work but only in states that...
11-04-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,282
Posted By GhostRider62

I prefer not to be tracked, period. So, I would...

I prefer not to be tracked, period. So, I would not be a user of such a device on that principle alone. Functionally, I rarely see cars on my routes. My Varia and Mirror are more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,384
Posted By GhostRider62

It depends on what you wish to achieve. I...

It depends on what you wish to achieve.

I had a custom bike made for long distance events on lousy roads. The frame is especially long in wheelbase, Reach and has a lot of trail. I would not...
11-04-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By GhostRider62

Thicker wool socks with "clean room" booties...

Thicker wool socks with "clean room" booties slipped inside waterproof hiking shoes work pretty well.

Or, just move.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,384
Posted By GhostRider62

Bike fit isn't as simple as M or L or 6 foot vs...

Bike fit isn't as simple as M or L or 6 foot vs 6'1''. In case, Reach and STA are much more important than Stack. For instance, the horizontal distance from my BB to the hoods is 622 mm and from the...
11-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes and you are also wrong WRT stems on these...

Yes and you are also wrong WRT stems on these bikes, they are not integrated with the handlebars. That fact is one reason the Caledonia appeals to me.
11-03-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By GhostRider62

It is this bathube or U shaped pattern. You...

It is this bathube or U shaped pattern. You sleep too little, you die early. You sleep too much, you die early.

All thru college, I rarely slept more than 2-3 hours. Commuted an hour each...
11-03-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By GhostRider62

The geometry between the two are not that...

The geometry between the two are not that different in terms of rider position. Comparing the SOloist to the Caledonia in my size (61 cm), I can get the correct stack and reach figures on both. ...
11-02-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By GhostRider62

Could be sleep apnea or a heart problem or...

Could be sleep apnea or a heart problem or chronic pain or just old age or medication side effects or a combination of those and others.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,913
Posted By GhostRider62

Aren't steel tubes round? They all look the same...

Aren't steel tubes round? They all look the same to my eye

Aren't carbon "tubes" shaping differently? They are to my eye. A decade ago the shapes were narrow and NACA-like whereas they much wider...
11-02-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By GhostRider62

I developed sleeping problems in my late 50's. ...

I developed sleeping problems in my late 50's. It was so bad that I have had to stop and sleep on the side of the road on training rides or falling asleep talking to my wife in the middle of the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By GhostRider62

Thanks for the input. I decided against the...

Thanks for the input. I decided against the Domane due to the stack and insufficient reach. My upper body and especially arms are disproportionally long for my height (75 inches), my so-called...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By GhostRider62

In my search for a new bike, I have found the...

In my search for a new bike, I have found the following websites to be very help in assessing whether the bike would fit me. If anyone else is looking to find a new bike, these have been helpful to...
11-02-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't run but always wanted to run a marathon. ...

I don't run but always wanted to run a marathon. How many weeks of training would it take? I am not looking to go real fast, maybe just under 4 hours. I'm old. Would 12 weeks be enough?
11-02-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,597
Posted By GhostRider62

I doubt you have 20 bikes and the ones you own...

I doubt you have 20 bikes and the ones you own are ridden hard although they are probably not put back wet like mine.

I enjoy reading actual test results, like the kind from the German magazines. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,913
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...
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