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09-03-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,815
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I can appreciate this in a small way. When I...

I can appreciate this in a small way.
When I get to the top of my 14% grade that takes about 2 minutes,
I feel a sense of relief when I finally click up from lowest gear
09-03-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheGiantForLife

In fact, I did the 3.5 mile loop yesterday, and I...

In fact, I did the 3.5 mile loop yesterday, and I noticed I was stronger. I bet my time has dropped.
At one point, there is a 14% hill, and now I do not switch back, and am able to power through.
09-03-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

No, I queued up at the red light. When it...

No, I queued up at the red light.
When it turned green, I rode through the intersection, as a car would.
09-02-22, 06:36 PM
09-02-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How will you carry a fishing pole?

How will you carry a fishing pole?
09-02-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,013
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Why? You prefer getting run over by cars?

Why? You prefer getting run over by cars?
09-02-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Can biking injure your thumb base?

The base of my thumb has been hurting.
Where it says MP.
Can it possibly be related to biking??
I have flat mtnbike handle bars
...
09-02-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

This time, I stayed with traffic, lined up at the...

This time, I stayed with traffic, lined up at the red light, and rode through the intersection.
Then rode in traffic until a shoulder appeared shortly. The key is the road was not busy.
09-02-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheGiantForLife

You're right, 20 seconds max effort / 10 seconds...

You're right, 20 seconds max effort / 10 seconds rest has been proven to increase VO2Max,
but 19 or 21 seconds will be totally ineffective with zero benefit. LOL, ok.
09-01-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,815
Posted By CheGiantForLife

That's because mods understand things like "IP...

That's because mods understand things like "IP address" and can easily verify duplicate accounts, of which, I am not.
I've been posting here for 2 years.

No, I am not riding a radio flyer. ...
08-31-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,815
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What is the most gratifying triumphant euphoric "money shot" of your ride?

Please describe the best part of your ride? A triumphant downhill ending to a ride,
a spectacular view, what part of your ride is borderline euphoric ?

For me, there is a steep downhill that...
08-31-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheGiantForLife

A typical HIIT session should last anywhere...

A typical HIIT session should last anywhere between 4 minutes (like Tabata (https://www.muscleandfitness.com/training/cardio/fast-fat-burn-full-body-tabata)) and 15 minutes. Overuse injuries can...
08-31-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The route is a steep U-shape.

The route is a steep U-shape.
08-31-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,609
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What's the point of s biking shirt? Why not...

What's the point of s biking shirt?
Why not just wear a $10 DriFit shirt generic?
08-31-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Facing which direction?

Facing which direction?
08-30-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Where is the best place to install these two...

Where is the best place to install these two flashing lights?
I put one on my seat post, facing rear.
The other I arbitrarily put on my top cross bar facing left?
08-30-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I started this thread to discuss how others have...

I started this thread to discuss how others have experienced a new route is JUST beyond comfort zone. Did they keep attacking it, did they avoid it, etc. What was the nature of this route? etc...
08-30-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Got the $4 lights. They work, but they are very...

Got the $4 lights.
They work, but they are very cheaply made, as expected.
I will try an evening ride soon and see if they last the ride!

Where is the best place to install these two flashing...
08-29-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,609
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Great examples. Keep 'em coming

Great examples.
Keep 'em coming
08-29-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,609
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Talk about missing the point ...

Talk about missing the point
https://www.amazon.com/Speedfil-Speedflask-Insulated-Stainless-Cycling/dp/B09N6D8GBC/ref=pd_lpo_2?pd_rd_i=B09N6D8GBC&psc=1
08-29-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,609
Posted By CheGiantForLife

HydroFlask Yeti ...

HydroFlask
Yeti

https://www.amazon.com/YETI-Rambler-Bottle-Insulated-Stainless/dp/B0B3SH8Q77/
08-29-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,671
Posted By CheGiantForLife

When a new route is JUST beyond comfort zone

Rode my bike to the grocery store today.
I'm getting much more comfortable at red lights being in traffic. Feels normal already.
Even found a dead end route where I bypass a blocker guard rail to...
08-29-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I think the key is to avoid roads that have no...

I think the key is to avoid roads that have
no shoulder
fast cars
single lane
or crowded double lane.

With 2 lanes, and not mu traffic, no shoulder, its an easy pass.

But, with a steep...
08-27-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,609
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Drinking and riding seems dangerous

Drinking and riding seems dangerous
08-27-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,060
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What time of day do you prefer to bike?

I did a 1 hour ride at 11am.
Now, I will get lunch and have a lazy afternoon.

What are the pros/cons of riding super early, mid day, or later in eve?
08-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Did a 10 mile loop today. Rode on some...

Did a 10 mile loop today.

Rode on some single lane double yellows (SLDY)
The roads were not too busy, thankfully, since I can't keep up with 30 mph and creating a hazard for cars.

When there...
08-27-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,609
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What are the biggest wastes of money in biking?

I Set off for a random ride today. I decided I may opt for a longer ride and keep going out.
So, I grabbed an empty plastic soda bottle and filled it with electrolyte water.
I then thought how...
08-25-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By CheGiantForLife

FYI, $4 flashing light for night riding

Plan to add night riding to my mix.
I just ordered 2 for $8

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154628562214?

Where is the best place to install these two flashing lights?
I put one on my seat post,...
08-25-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Group of bikes with a scooter escort at the end?

I saw about 10 bikes riding as a group. The last person was on a motorcycle or scooter, like an escort.
Is this a thing for group bike rides? Do groups hire an escort rider for safety?
It...
08-24-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Just did another ride. At one particular...

Just did another ride.

At one particular intersection, I still can't resist going salmon in the shoulder instead of waiting at the red light to take a left at the intersection (only to ride in no...
08-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,691
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Only partially blocked. I can see under my...

Only partially blocked.
I can see under my armpit area if any cars are behind me.
I feel putting them at the end of the handlebars is awkward.
08-21-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Rode different route today, and stayed in traffic...

Rode different route today, and stayed in traffic instead of hiding on the sidewalks.
$8 mirrors also came in handy. Gaining more confidence to stay in traffic, especially at intersections.
08-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,691
Posted By CheGiantForLife

This is what I got. Here is how I mounted them ...

This is what I got.
Here is how I mounted them
https://i.imgur.com/0E04s7K.jpg



I love the mirror I got.
They are larger than your link.
08-20-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I rode my bike downtown today, to meet friends...

I rode my bike downtown today, to meet friends for dinner
Part of the ride required me to ride in city traffic alongside cars, since no shoulder.
At the red light, my instinct was to run off the...
08-19-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,125
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Buy Spiderman Speedos are kosher ?

Buy Spiderman Speedos are kosher ?
08-18-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,103
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Heart rate is maxed on hills Flats barely any...

Heart rate is maxed on hills
Flats barely any effect.
20 mins of hills is a lot harder than 15 miles of flats.
I'm in it for the fitness HIIT, not the pretty scenery or groceries
08-16-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,093
Posted By CheGiantForLife

HIIT is typically 4 minutes. Look up Tabata...

HIIT is typically 4 minutes.
Look up Tabata protocol.
20 mins. is too long to be a real HIIT workout.
08-16-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,093
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What are tri-shorts?

What are tri-shorts?
08-16-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,093
Posted By CheGiantForLife

My chosen 20 min. loop is all hills, up to 10%. ...

My chosen 20 min. loop is all hills, up to 10%. No flats.
08-16-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I once woke up with a searing pain the felt like...

I once woke up with a searing pain the felt like a pimple on my butthole.
I was scared to poo and when I did, I shed tears.
I was debilitated for a few hours until I sat in the tub.
By evening...
08-16-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By CheGiantForLife

He said not painted on. No spiderman speedos, I...

He said not painted on. No spiderman speedos, I think he means.
I might invest in a pair of under briefs and some kind of outer shorts that can be worn in public
Like these from another thread ...
08-16-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,125
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What is the bib for? I didn't realize you guys...

What is the bib for? I didn't realize you guys eat while riding!
I thought carrying a golf club was dangerous.
08-16-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,093
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The 15 mile ride was done in a bike lane city...

The 15 mile ride was done in a bike lane city while on vacation.
That ride was barely even a workout compared to my 20 min / 3.5 mile loop with hills.
I prefer HIIT riding, and will stick to short...
08-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,103
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Let me know when you actually ride a bike for the...

Let me know when you actually ride a bike for the first time.
08-13-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,093
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.

Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.
08-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,103
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Today, I rode 15 miles of flats. It was a joke...

Today, I rode 15 miles of flats. It was a joke compared to 3 minutes of hills.
It is easier to ride 50 miles of flat than 20 mins of constant hills.
Anyone who thinks these are remotely...
08-13-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Rode my cheap $300 Giant in Montreal. Loved the...

Rode my cheap $300 Giant in Montreal. Loved the bike lanes. It's legit transport, not spiderman speedo time.
Rode in jeans and boxers. No problem. Also rode directly in traffic, when needed. City...
08-12-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,878
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Those shoulders photo are too thin for me to...

Those shoulders photo are too thin for me to comfortably ride.
I would not ride those roads personally
08-12-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,875
Posted By CheGiantForLife

That Pittsburgh video is insanely top notch...

That Pittsburgh video is insanely top notch production for 2010. Mind blown. Total pro.
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