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09-08-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By GhostRider62

If you boot a tread hole using the Park boot,...

If you boot a tread hole using the Park boot, don't expect it to last more than 10 miles on rough terrain. Use a piece of old tire and duct tape it to the inside. Trust me, I learned that lesson...
09-07-23, 04:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,256
Posted By GhostRider62

Just wanted to say your posts and guidance has...

Just wanted to say your posts and guidance has always given me inspiration and hope.

There is no way to know why we degrade the way we do as we age. You have aged unbelievably well and that you...
09-06-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,072
Posted By GhostRider62

One nice thing aside from lower wear on...

One nice thing aside from lower wear on drivetrain is the ability to throw the bike into the back of my fancy station wagon and not worry about grease. And Fred marks? A thing of the past, consider...
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,132
Posted By GhostRider62

A water filter and tablets. Multifuel stove. ...

A water filter and tablets. Multifuel stove. Rifle for game. What else does a good sockpuppet need.
09-05-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,677
Posted By GhostRider62

How many grams of carbs should I eat if I do a 7...

How many grams of carbs should I eat if I do a 7 hour ride at 220 watts? Let's call it 6,000 kcals total expended. It is 10-15 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. How does one fuel if it is not...
Forum: Touring
09-04-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,521
Posted By GhostRider62

I would not estimate that you will be capable of...

I would not estimate that you will be capable of doing it at 68 and would do it now.
09-04-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,045
Posted By GhostRider62

I use the power washer with 45 degree nozzle when...

I use the power washer with 45 degree nozzle when there are a lot of dried worms on the downtube. I never apply water pressure to a bearing. You just have to not be stupid.
09-04-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,496
Posted By GhostRider62

Roads around here are severely crowned with no...

Roads around here are severely crowned with no shoulder. Putting the right foot down would be putting it into a ditch, unless you want to stop out in traffic.
09-04-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,496
Posted By GhostRider62

Left in USA and right where they drive on the...

Left in USA and right where they drive on the wrong side of the road
Forum: Touring
09-04-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By GhostRider62

I ride a C13 on most used long distance bike at...

I ride a C13 on most used long distance bike at the moment. I also use a B17 and Berthoud Aravis on other long distance bikes. The C13 is not quite as comfortable as either of the leather saddles...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By GhostRider62

I was dreaming about doing an off road endurance...

I was dreaming about doing an off road endurance race and the Specialized S-works Diverge STR was on my radar. It is about $750/lb but has suspension front and rear

Bikes like these generally will...
09-02-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By GhostRider62

I love CF bikes but steel, Alu, or Mg is probably...

I love CF bikes but steel, Alu, or Mg is probably better with airlines. I bubble wrapped my whole frame and then put cardboard over the bubble wrap on a recent trip (PBP).

I've only flown about...
09-02-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By GhostRider62

United broke the seat stay on my 2015 PBP bike...

United broke the seat stay on my 2015 PBP bike and refused responsibility. Travel with a bike is not without risk
09-02-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,066
Posted By GhostRider62

In the trauma center with the bone from my...

In the trauma center with the bone from my shoulder down to my elbow not right (I did my best to get it straight laying on the road), two young Docs come in and they strap up friction gloves. A nurse...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,505
Posted By GhostRider62

With the current gearing OP's cadence would have...

With the current gearing OP's cadence would have been around 30 rpm. Increasing from 23T to a 28T won't make matters much better.

Studying the course profile in advance and pacing a bit slower...
09-01-23, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By GhostRider62

I do not have the study to reference, so take...

I do not have the study to reference, so take with a grain of minerals. Basically, once glycogen drops below 50%, power outputs beyond about 45-50% of VO2 max are really restricted.

I was doing a...
08-30-23, 04:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,834
Posted By GhostRider62

Once everything is color coordinated?

Once everything is color coordinated?
08-30-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,172
Posted By GhostRider62

Build them right the first time and you will...

Build them right the first time and you will never ever need to true them
08-30-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By GhostRider62

They say Max HR divided by Resting HR times 15.2...

They say Max HR divided by Resting HR times 15.2 approximates your VO2 max in mL/Kg.

I'm a few years older than OP. Prior to Long Covid, my Max HR was 183 and resting HR mid 40's. When Covid got...
08-29-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By GhostRider62

You are wrong. Multil-level has been performed...

You are wrong. Multil-level has been performed successful in Europe for decades. I know all about the **** heads at the FDA and our medical insurances. I have had over 10 opinions including the ones...
Forum: Touring
08-29-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,329
Posted By GhostRider62

NIDO is full fat powdered milk. I've used...

NIDO is full fat powdered milk. I've used powdered milk as a protein and fat source. It works well in coffee. I usually drink espresso but will use instant coffee sometimes
08-29-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By GhostRider62

You are 100% wrong. I have C3-7 impinged at...

You are 100% wrong.

I have C3-7 impinged at the foramen and some central canal impingement. I just had another MRI today, probably going to get 4 level ADR.

I have never had numbness and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,505
Posted By GhostRider62

If we assume the steep portion is 500 feet at 15%...

If we assume the steep portion is 500 feet at 15% and the rider is moving at 4.2 mph, that would be 3.3 W/Kg. It would be an 83 second effort. For most riders, this effort would be above threshold....
08-28-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,248
Posted By GhostRider62

The beauty of SRAM etap batteries are how quickly...

The beauty of SRAM etap batteries are how quickly they can be changed, how light they are, and really how long they last although I would not tempt fate trying a 1200K without a spare battery. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,505
Posted By GhostRider62

The important part of my recommendation was to...

The important part of my recommendation was to have a mile marker for when the steep part starts. Those three climbs are trivial. There are two short, steep stretches. Most of my climbs are also...
08-28-23, 02:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,452
Posted By GhostRider62

I've owned them in two different diameters and...

I've owned them in two different diameters and was astounded how slow they were. No, they are awful.
Forum: Touring
08-27-23, 03:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By GhostRider62

I have the Katabatic Palisades quilt, no drafts. ...

I have the Katabatic Palisades quilt, no drafts. They offer many sizing options but it is around $400. It is rated to 30F. I have 2 oz overstuffed down in it and it is comfortable down into the...
08-26-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,603
Posted By GhostRider62

Thoughts? Why? Diesel stinks and stains...

Thoughts?

Why?

Diesel stinks and stains clothing. There are much better alternatives.
08-26-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,539
Posted By GhostRider62

I think there was a concession earlier in this...

I think there was a concession earlier in this thread that it takes a modest amount of exercise per week to obtain much of the benefits. I would look up the studies but you are not interested. I do...
08-26-23, 04:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,539
Posted By GhostRider62

I would second Pete's suggestion to read...

I would second Pete's suggestion to read Sinclair's book and maybe his twitter. They give hope.......

I feel very fortunate to have had a family doctor who was way ahead of the curve on aging and...
08-25-23, 02:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,452
Posted By GhostRider62

Continental GP5000 700x32 or 30mm with light...

Continental GP5000 700x32 or 30mm with light tubes can be had for about $115. These will be your fastest and worth the money. Paselas are dogs for rolling resistance.
08-23-23, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By GhostRider62

I have two Mg bikes. Carbon is easier and...

I have two Mg bikes. Carbon is easier and cheaper to make. No other frame that I have ridden deadens road buzz like Mg
Replies: 74
Views: 5,886
Posted By GhostRider62

Low 80's and high 50's or low 60's at night. ...

Low 80's and high 50's or low 60's at night. Fabulous weather.

Chronic health issues got the best of me, was doing fine to Fougeres conservatively keeping my average power to 40-45% of FTP but...
08-18-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,000
Posted By GhostRider62

There are always exceptions but I could be wrong

There are always exceptions but I could be wrong
08-18-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,000
Posted By GhostRider62

Speed on a bike on the flat is less related to...

Speed on a bike on the flat is less related to weight and more to W/m^3 and the way mass scales, TT specialists will tend to be larger riders (large not fat, Larry)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,477
Posted By GhostRider62

Most have a saddle too high. They rock and their...

Most have a saddle too high. They rock and their butts get chafed. Sometimes, pointed down toes is a tip off but not always. Behind and to the side of their knees get sore.

Plenty of great...
08-18-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,000
Posted By GhostRider62

Cycling does not translate well to running, but...

Cycling does not translate well to running, but runners move to cycling fairly quickly.

Just look at Negative 7. He worked at his marathoning after finally getting caught doping, and he barely...
Forum: Touring
08-17-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,935
Posted By GhostRider62

Used? ...

Used?

https://backpackinglight.com/gear-swaps/?_gear_swap_status=open&_gear_type=shelter-systems
08-17-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,202
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, it is nice to only be 65 yo.....I am doing...

Yes, it is nice to only be 65 yo.....I am doing 1218 km Paris Brest Paris over a few days next week.
08-17-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,202
Posted By GhostRider62

It was 90F in France today with low humidity, I...

It was 90F in France today with low humidity, I drank 2.5L on a 3 hour ride and did not overheat one bit. I probably could have used another litre. The oddest thing? I got sunburn. I ride in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By GhostRider62

Get a recumbent, problem solved. You will have...

Get a recumbent, problem solved. You will have no shoulder pain riding

I suffer from all the things OP has, plus I've broken the elbows, scapula and have had shoulder surgery to remove some of...
08-14-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,501
Posted By GhostRider62

You've motivated me to look into a nutritionist. ...

You've motivated me to look into a nutritionist. That is awesome, you climb. I was probably a special snowflake with a longer lasting sprint, too. I guess it was from ice hockey, the coaches would...
08-14-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By GhostRider62

The appropriate training plan for an individual...

The appropriate training plan for an individual athlete is probably more complicated than picking the right medicine for an illness. OP should start slow and build up, maybe see his MD for clearance...
08-13-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,238
Posted By GhostRider62

Playing ice hockey on a rest day is not rest. ...

Playing ice hockey on a rest day is not rest.

Once your training gets serious, you need to account for the stress of a hockey game.

I play ice hockey, too. We're often short players and I take...
08-13-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By GhostRider62

At your age and with your riding objectives, zone...

At your age and with your riding objectives, zone 2 should probably be better for you (at this time) than a time crunched HIIT plan, especially since you have not ridden in 10 years and you are...
08-11-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,536
Posted By GhostRider62

I keep all of my old bikes so that I can compare...

I keep all of my old bikes so that I can compare and realize the vast superiority of new carbon to old steel
08-10-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,161
Posted By GhostRider62

A very fit person who detrains will regain...

A very fit person who detrains will regain fitness quicker. They will also heal injuries quicker than an unfit person.

In the past 2 years, I had to deal with a major crash, a trip to the trauma...
08-10-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,161
Posted By GhostRider62

In 2-3 days, plasma volume drops and aerobic...

In 2-3 days, plasma volume drops and aerobic capacity by 3-5%

In 2 weeks, cardiac output is down bringing loses to 15% or more.

Going beyond 2 weeks, mitochondria function drops and at around...
08-10-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By GhostRider62

Mount Washington? At 82. Wow. Great going,...

Mount Washington? At 82. Wow. Great going, congrats
08-08-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,806
Posted By GhostRider62

I did a 2 year development project where we...

I did a 2 year development project where we worked 6-7 days per week 10-14 hours per day, we had catered food for lunch and dinner with every imaginable snack at our finger tips all day long. ...
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