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03-22-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By fastcarbon

The Fight is On

I am suffering through another So Cal winter but grit my teeth and persevere on those 40 degree days.
03-22-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,135
Posted By fastcarbon

How to know when to Stop

My plan is to convert to an e bike when I reach 100+; I will stop
when they pull my road bike from my cold dead hands.
03-22-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By fastcarbon

Experiences with A Fib

I developed A Fib as a result of time trialing around max heart rate. All at once my HR would jump to 220 bpm and stay until I backed off; I found a great Electrophysiologist with lots of talent and...
02-22-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,628
Posted By fastcarbon

Heart Rate Zone based Training

Before Power Meters became commonplace I did train by HR, But I TT'd by HR and ended up with A Fib that developed near max HR. After a couple cardiac ablations A Fib was mainly eliminated. I...
02-22-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By fastcarbon

Come to the Dark Side

At 80+ I still refuse to ride an e bike as I know I would like it; I seriously doubt I could maintain my level of fitness if I received help from an e motor. My current plan is to try one when I...
01-19-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,542
Posted By fastcarbon

Mileage and Sweet Spot

My sweet spot revolved around 150 - 200 miles per week for almost 40 years; at 79 and retired my training has become more serious and I have a coach and do intervals 3 days a week, usually for 1hr...
11-08-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By fastcarbon

Anyone Coming Back from Covid Pneumonia

I traveled from Masters Nationals in Albuquerque to Texas to visit my grandchildren; I ended up with a mild Covid ( I had the two Moderna shots in Jan. and Feb.) but ended up with Covid Pneumonia...
11-08-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,911
Posted By fastcarbon

Buying expensive bikes and parts

I have always purchased the best bike I could afford (for 40 years). I currently at 79 ride with riders in their 50's and early 60's who will try to hammer you to death. I have a coach and do lots of...
01-12-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,327
Posted By fastcarbon

Yes but isn't it great for the ego?

Yes but isn't it great for the ego?
01-11-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,401
Posted By fastcarbon

How fast do you ride?

I did things like you did: raced high performance sports cars, motorcycles, snow skis, ,ice speed skating, running, MTB and road bikes. My fastest was 62 mph on the Markleville Death ride on Monitor...
01-11-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By fastcarbon

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I am 78 and don't worry about birthday ride distances; I do a 103 mi ride with 7,000 feet of climbing mostly above 7000 feet every year; I shoot for mid pack finishes and have been the oldest rider...
01-11-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,624
Posted By fastcarbon

How many days a week do you ride?

I'm 78 and ride 6 days a week and run one day; I have a road cycling coach and train inside on a smart trainer/Training Peaks/Zwift for 4 days and do group rides on weekends.
01-11-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,585
Posted By fastcarbon

High Blood Pressure meds and Bike Riding

I have taken an ARB for years and add a Calcium Channel Blocker if my systolic is above 130. Neither has affected my cycling; but I used to take a diuretic which worked pretty well except when I did...
01-11-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,327
Posted By fastcarbon

Do you really feel younger as a result of cycling

I am 78 and have ridden seriously for 40 years. I have a coach and train 6 days a week and do an 8 mile trail run with 600 feet of climbing on the 7th day. Garmin says my fitness is age 20 and my...
07-31-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By fastcarbon

Proximal hamstring pain?

I had a tear back in January while running up a 18% trail; I thought after giving up on running for awhile I would just keep riding the bike; fast group rides with lots of climbing aggravate it so I...
07-25-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By fastcarbon

Anyone still ride with a parent?

I ride with my 45 year old son and my 15 year old grandson; I'm trying to get my grandson addicted as I am but it will take time. My son wasn't that interested until he was on a college racing team...
07-20-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,290
Posted By fastcarbon

Best anti-friction creams for synthetic chamois?

About two years ago I started having chaffing problems (78 now). I tried about 5 different creams and found Chamoix Buttr worked the best. At the same time I tried a bike fitting which was already...
06-07-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,495
Posted By fastcarbon

Strava Crushed My soul

I use Strava and am in the 75+ group; there are several Strava sections I try to be KOM on. There are about 40 of us in Orange county so things can get very competitive. My latest soul crushing...
06-07-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By fastcarbon

Riding Changes,Aging and Days Off

AT 77 (one week from 78) I recently changed my training from 13 hours a week to around 10. I do ride 6 days a week with Mondays off the bike. Rather than ride up to 200 mi weeks I am now around 130...
06-07-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,911
Posted By fastcarbon

A-Fib and HR monitors

I had A-Fib from about 12 years ago. It started when I passed out twice on the bike when running close to max heart rate. Both times I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and the ER Docs didn't...
05-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By fastcarbon

I started with free Strava in 2013 but have gone...

I started with free Strava in 2013 but have gone to premium where I can compare my times on segments with up to about 45 other 75+ seniors in my county. Within your age group you can improve.
05-04-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By fastcarbon

I ride in the Eastern Sierra whenever I can but...

I ride in the Eastern Sierra whenever I can but usually ride in Orange County in Santiago, Live Oak and Silverado Canyons.
05-04-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,188
Posted By fastcarbon

We definitely need to keep on riding; I have...

We definitely need to keep on riding; I have about 6 conditions controlled by meds but supplemented with lots of riding. At 77 I have several non athletic doctors who wonder why I am still above...
04-28-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,269
Posted By fastcarbon

Max and Avg heartrates

I used to get my max heart rate on a treadmill with a cardiologist present. I TT'd at 96 -97% of my max. Running up to max during a ride is no problem if your heart is structurally sound. But running...
04-01-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By fastcarbon

I use Endurolytes for any ride over 50 mi if the...

I use Endurolytes for any ride over 50 mi if the temperature is over 70 deg.
04-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,257
Posted By fastcarbon

What Constitutes an Epic Ride

Any ride in the Eastern Sierra with multi mile climbs.
03-20-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,436
Posted By fastcarbon

With the recent corona virus regulations I am now...

With the recent corona virus regulations I am now a solo rider; I will miss the group rides as they gave me interval training; now I have to do power meter intervals which seem to hurt a lot more.
01-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By fastcarbon

According to many of the running authors if you...

According to many of the running authors if you are doing 10K races you should do one 16 - 20 mi run per week. I won't do that but expect my current 150 mi weeks on the bike can substitute. I'll try...
01-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,962
Posted By fastcarbon

When are you too old to ride?

At 77 I rode just under 5000 mi. last year. Trying to stay competitive involved buying a power meter and doing intervals along with doing group rides with competitive 50 - 60 year olds. Probably the...
11-08-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By fastcarbon

Awoke to 20 deg. air temp

I did a ride in Texas at 29 deg. and windy. I learned about double arm warmers and heavy gloves. I lost the ability to shift or use the brakes; I guess being from CA makes me a wimp when it comes to...
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