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Posted By GhostRider62

I don't know about BAM ever being considered a...

I don't know about BAM ever being considered a replacement for PBP although my rando exposure only goes back to the late 80's when I had wanted to do PBP in 1991 but I had an injury get in the way. ...
08-17-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By GhostRider62

Just wanted to say that is damned impressive...

Just wanted to say that is damned impressive power at those low heart rates and your average speed with that much climbing is also impressive for someone on heart meds

Total respect!
Forum: Northeast
08-17-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By GhostRider62

If Bulls Island parking is full, there is more...

If Bulls Island parking is full, there is more parking about 2 miles south at the Mill, which also has a public rest room. There is quite a bit of gravel road in the area if that is of interest,...
08-17-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 178
Posted By GhostRider62

I would run from any framebuilder who does not...

I would run from any framebuilder who does not understand a very steep STA puts more weight into your torso and onto hands

Think of the opposite of a steep STA, say around 20 degrees. There is...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By GhostRider62

I'd make sure I had the RIDEWITHGPS trans am file...

I'd make sure I had the RIDEWITHGPS trans am file with services listed on it. The stretch from Dubois down to Rawlins, Wy is a little sparse in services as is from Pueblo somewhere into Kansas. I...
08-17-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,301
Posted By GhostRider62

There are studies out there showing tremendous...

There are studies out there showing tremendous strength improvements for Seniors supplementing with HMB

It seems to help me. No way to know for sure unless one believes the studies out there.
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08-16-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By GhostRider62

OP mentioned medicines which can have an effect. ...

OP mentioned medicines which can have an effect.

My pain mgt doctor recently put me on a medicine for neuro pain and it killed my power in an eye opening way. So, if the rest and retest isn't...
08-16-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By GhostRider62

A 20-30 mile ride in a cool area barely needs any...

A 20-30 mile ride in a cool area barely needs any hydration and certainly no fuel. Eating right before a 30 minute climb can actually hurt performance because blood that should be going to working...
08-15-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By GhostRider62

That is noise in a lousy trending software. ...

That is noise in a lousy trending software.

In your last 6 efforts, two are right at your average, two are quicker, and two are slower.

Take a couple days off, ride easy for two days and then...
08-15-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By GhostRider62

Lucky you. I lack the strength to do the heavy...

Lucky you. I lack the strength to do the heavy lifting or dragging. I'd love to go elk hunting once again
Forum: Northeast
08-15-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By GhostRider62

You could drive to the southern part of Bucks and...

You could drive to the southern part of Bucks and then venture into lots of hills in Bucks or Hunterdon.

This is a ride from Philly that I did, it is nice and has some decent climbing.
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08-15-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By GhostRider62

Your segment times decreased by 2 minutes while...

Your segment times decreased by 2 minutes while your average power also decreased by 3.5% by my eyeballs.

Sounds like you got a new power meter.

And you got faster.

Congrats
08-15-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By GhostRider62

Chicken is cheating but a muffin is ok? No...

Chicken is cheating but a muffin is ok?

No wonder you can't put muscle on.

Eat some meat.
08-15-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 860
Posted By GhostRider62

The nature of the hills greatly affects average...

The nature of the hills greatly affects average speed. IIRC Iowa has constant rolling hills which can be ridden at a faster average speed than one massive climb up and then a descent
08-15-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 592
Posted By GhostRider62

Some are endowed with physiques but get shorted...

Some are endowed with physiques but get shorted in the brain department.
08-15-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 592
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a rich buddy who similarly complains about...

I have a rich buddy who similarly complains about sitting on his wallet.
08-15-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By GhostRider62

Although on the fence with tubeless, the daily...

Although on the fence with tubeless, the daily pressure addition and topping up the sealant is a PITA but probably worth not getting a flat every 3-4,000 miles with clincher and latex combo.

The...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,319
Posted By GhostRider62

It takes some special care to tour on a B17. If...

It takes some special care to tour on a B17. If you do not have fenders and do not cover it in the rain when unattended, you're asking to trouble.

So, I would caution OP.

Nonetheless, I have...
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By GhostRider62

Imagine how big the 1040 would be with Inreach...

Imagine how big the 1040 would be with Inreach electronics inside and the sat antenna.....would be nice but won't happen IMO.

The weight of electronics really adds up. Phone, 1030 Garmin,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By GhostRider62

I am similar size as OP. It is a pain. Straps...

I am similar size as OP. It is a pain. Straps are always too short but at least they are angled properly on my preferred Assos bibs. I like a pair of le Col bibs for the pad and the straps are a...
08-14-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 860
Posted By GhostRider62

A good ride for me is when I get into a rhythm...

A good ride for me is when I get into a rhythm leaving the world and bad memories behind. Breath in thru the nose, expand the belly, breath out in zone 2.

My goal is to make more and more power...
08-14-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

You never know. My front wheel pretzeled in...

You never know.

My front wheel pretzeled in a crack coming down off Big Bear in LA. I was leaning into a sweeper around 45 mph. Just some ruined kit and a bit of road rash as I slide for...
08-13-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By GhostRider62

What you report is absolutely impossible. At...

What you report is absolutely impossible.

At around 0.8-0.9g, you will go over the bars.

I am not disputing that SA drums are good brakes. The are. I am not even disputing your data because it...
08-13-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By GhostRider62

That is about 1.25 g. How did you not endo? ...

That is about 1.25 g.

How did you not endo?

Are you sure it wasn't 29.99 mph?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By GhostRider62

1. Yes 2. No Hookless and tubeless vs...

1. Yes

2. No

Hookless and tubeless vs hooked with latex tubes on hooked clincher rims? I'll take latex and have used them forever in hilly and mountainous terrain. Lots of safety margin for a...
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By GhostRider62

WRT battery life, I barely get a day out of my...

WRT battery life, I barely get a day out of my iPhone using it for guidance when hiking. Based on that, I suspect it would just make a 200k. Battery life on a nav device is important to me, the new...
08-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

Let me know when you plan to widen them. I'd...

Let me know when you plan to widen them.

I'd love it if the washed out bridges from a year ago could be replaced. Or potholes fixed.

I'm not calling for anything, I am merely saying in this...
08-12-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

How would farmers get to the fields? Residents...

How would farmers get to the fields? Residents have to go to work in the morning and come home, too.

I doubt 1 in a 100 parents or children would be able to ride the average 5 miles and 300-400...
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By GhostRider62

Who knows what you have or your priorities. ...

Who knows what you have or your priorities.

On my main Garmin screen, I have configured what is important to me.
1. Speed
2. 3S Power
3. Distance to next turn
4. Time
5. Cadence
6. Gradient...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By GhostRider62

Nice looking bike, that BMC. Sweet. Looks like...

Nice looking bike, that BMC. Sweet. Looks like a very steep seat tube, my hands would divorce me if a STA like that.
08-12-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

It was 34 minutes into yesterday's ride before I...

It was 34 minutes into yesterday's ride before I saw a car.

Usually only weekends or when kids getting picked up from school might a car from rear and front happen at the same time. I will take...
08-12-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

95% of my roads are like this or narrower and...

95% of my roads are like this or narrower and bumpier. The edges are broken because if two vehicles pass, both need to put the right wheel onto the edge of the road or over it. But, volume is very...
08-12-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By GhostRider62

I knew a free climber who climbed w/o a rope...

I knew a free climber who climbed w/o a rope until he didn't.

You might not die. You might not hit a pothole and do an endo breaking a lot of bones.

Those who play stupid games should be...
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Views: 6,724
Posted By GhostRider62

A wise person told me that long brevets always...

A wise person told me that long brevets always get very personal.

I DNF'd a 1200K recently. I broke the seatpost changing the saddle in the morning. Even the best wrench in NJ couldn't fix the...
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By GhostRider62

Derriere pain is not necessarily caused by an...

Derriere pain is not necessarily caused by an improper saddle per the linked video.

I can say from personal experience that I honestly never had any really major saddle pain issues until I had an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 772
Posted By GhostRider62

OP has 150-155 degree bend in leg with toe down,...

OP has 150-155 degree bend in leg with toe down, it should be more like 140 degrees with foot level at the bottom. She is reaching to the bars.

It is not fine. Both of those two fit faults are...
08-11-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

I just did 209 mile ride in New York on very...

I just did 209 mile ride in New York on very popular cycling roads

Nothing but broken pavement patched over a million times with terribly inconsistent shoulders with huge potholes everywhere and...
08-11-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

Almost none of my roads look like that. Mine...

Almost none of my roads look like that.

Mine have 3 foot drainage ditches on either side. Broken and irregular chip seal everywhere. No lines. But also very low traffic volumen

If it is a...
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By GhostRider62

Has anyone tried topical pain cream for derriere...

Has anyone tried topical pain cream for derriere pain?

Like Voltaren (older cox 1 inhibitor, diclofenac IIRC)

Or, lidocaine oinment?

Recovering with 5 busted ribs, trochanter, scapula,...
08-11-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By GhostRider62

definitely more reasonable overall loads in...

definitely more reasonable overall loads in trainingpeaks. Your ramp rate (increase in load per week) is about at the limit. Looks like 15-20% per week. A lot but not crazy. If you feel worn...
08-11-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,924
Posted By GhostRider62

I use a varia and like it on my upright but the...

I use a varia and like it on my upright but the beep isn't loud enough on my recumbent due to much higher speed and further distance to my ear. The Varia battery life is also too short but overall,...
08-11-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By GhostRider62

If my work was driving in a regional area? 100%...

If my work was driving in a regional area? 100% would bring a bike and some good wine with me back in the day. On a plane, it is a more nuanced decision.
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By GhostRider62

I put stuff in 2 day overnight Priority Mail...

I put stuff in 2 day overnight Priority Mail boxes but more often hiking. Like spare hiking trail shoes, they only last 400-500 miles for me. If particular about tires nd chains, you can have them...
08-11-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,659
Posted By GhostRider62

THAT is the helmet mirror to have. It does not...

THAT is the helmet mirror to have. It does not vibrate and the optics are crystal clear with a huge field of view. Many of the other helmet mirrors have flexible mounts and are very small and/or...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By GhostRider62

When I was young, touring, stoves, and tents were...

When I was young, touring, stoves, and tents were synonymous. 100% in the tent. Eventually, I found myself using my stove less and less. I also found myself mixing hotels with camping. Of...
08-11-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By GhostRider62

Earlier in my career, sometimes a bikefriday...

Earlier in my career, sometimes a bikefriday folding bike would go with me depending on the duration of the trip and location. Later in my career, trips were shorter and there was not sufficient...
08-10-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,321
Posted By GhostRider62

regardless, learn to read or know what you are...

regardless, learn to read or know what you are talking about.

It is impossible to ship for 50 bucks w/o insurance as you just wrote.

Do me a favor, don't respond. A thread is a discussion. As...
08-10-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By GhostRider62

Garmin is useless for monitoring fatigue. It...

Garmin is useless for monitoring fatigue.

It has my FTP off by at least 40 watts and has had my VO2 max off by 20 ml/kg in the past.

Bottomline. If you are feeling good with your training and...
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By GhostRider62

WRT saddle sores, CFB is correct as usual. ...

WRT saddle sores, CFB is correct as usual.

I am experimenting with 100% Lanolin. It is $1.5/oz. It is pretty darn good but there is a slight odor that only off puts upon application. Many...
08-10-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,321
Posted By GhostRider62

no bad typing bad response

no bad typing

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