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03-30-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,080
Posted By Terex

No need to justify what you enjoy doing or...

No need to justify what you enjoy doing or criticize what others enjoy. Like I-Like-To-Bike said above, just ride in a manner that provides the most enjoyment to you. I've never seen a post by...
03-22-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,886
Posted By Terex

One dog is plenty for us. I have a ski-joring...

One dog is plenty for us. I have a ski-joring harness for her. And yes, plenty of snow in northern NM. Our house is at 7,500 ft. and the local mountains go to over 13k.
03-19-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,886
Posted By Terex

I agree. Plenty of other things to do for even...

I agree. Plenty of other things to do for even the most avid of (former) cyclists (me). About a year ago I started Zwifting and have found it to be very enjoyable although I just use it to stay fit...
01-14-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Terex

I ordered a new gasket for my SKS Airbase Pro...

I ordered a new gasket for my SKS Airbase Pro pump and it still doesn't work. German part, shipped from England and it arrived pretty quick. Will disassemble further and see if I can figure out...
01-05-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,921
Posted By Terex

Great job! I got heavily into road riding 15-20...

Great job! I got heavily into road riding 15-20 years ago to control/lower BP. After working my butt off, super fit and <5% body fat, there was absolutely no effect on my BP. Taking BP meds works...
01-05-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,817
Posted By Terex

Pumps like this have both for the belt and...

Pumps like this have both for the belt and suspender crowd.
https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Bike-Pump-Inflator-Auto-Switching/dp/B07Q6Q7B5Z
01-05-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By Terex

My 2011 Cannondale Super X cyclocross bike is...

My 2011 Cannondale Super X cyclocross bike is going to have to do for my gravel riding. The original wheels are limited in the size tires you can mount, but the frame is far better than most gravel...
12-23-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,382
Posted By Terex

It promotes bone and skin health, possibly...

It promotes bone and skin health, possibly maintains connective tissue in general. No downsides identified other than cost.
...
12-23-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,382
Posted By Terex

Thanks for posting CFB. I'm still young at 70....

Thanks for posting CFB. I'm still young at 70. ;) I'll look into this and ask my pharmacist wife too. The only supplement I've ever found to be pretty much universally supported by the medical...
12-23-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,181
Posted By Terex

I rarely stand on my mtn or gravel bikes but need...

I rarely stand on my mtn or gravel bikes but need to stand as much a possible on my fixed trainer (Wahoo Kickr) when Zwifting or my butt gets too uncomfortable. Standing and pedaling is just a...
12-09-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,399
Posted By Terex

For New Jersey, New Jersey Bike Map, now...

For New Jersey, New Jersey Bike Map, now exclusively on FaceBook, is a great resource for building your own rides. Suggestions from others on general resources are the best way to find routes on a...
11-09-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Terex

I think more people over 50 are getting more...

I think more people over 50 are getting more active and people who ride a lot look for information in the regular forums. Since I joined in 2005, I've seen many knowledgeable, serious riders stop...
10-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,231
Posted By Terex

As you go up in altitude, it gets colder. ;). Our...

As you go up in altitude, it gets colder. ;). Our house is at 7,600' and we typically get first snow on the ground in September (last year) or October (this year). XC and downhill skiing is done...
10-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,231
Posted By Terex

Looks like a great area in many ways other than...

Looks like a great area in many ways other than sunshine. Lots of snow also expected in Colorado in the next couple of days, but it could be a big problem for the snowpack this winter. Early snow...
10-03-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,221
Posted By Terex

On a road bike, no. I generally wear a cycling...

On a road bike, no. I generally wear a cycling cap and can turn down the brim as needed on evening rides where I'm headed into the sun.
09-17-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By Terex

Great job! I did kind of the same thing but all...

Great job! I did kind of the same thing but all the riding in the world didn't affect my BP. We used to live just north of Princeton and I rode everything north of there up to the Water Gap and into...
09-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By Terex

What most inexperienced riders don't realize is...

What most inexperienced riders don't realize is that there is a huge metabolic wall at around 70 miles. Unless you've trained yourself to ride through this barrier, you're getting into dangerous...
09-01-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,938
Posted By Terex

Pretty much the same conclusion as this study of...

Pretty much the same conclusion as this study of XC skiers. This is a fairly new report but I've seen this data in the past. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.039461
08-04-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,803
Posted By Terex

I had a couple of low speed crashes and severe...

I had a couple of low speed crashes and severe concussions about 10 years ago and I really backed off cycling. I'm 70 now. I've got a nice gym setup and among other things have been riding using a...
07-30-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By Terex

Sonos speakers with Zwift sounds muted and a big...

Sonos speakers with Zwift sounds muted and a big TV. For simple training rides I've finally settled on Reggae covers on Sonos/Apple/Pandora feeds. Pretty much every other genre I eventually tune...
07-30-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,198
Posted By Terex

Yeah, I get to an hour and I'm shot. I've got a...

Yeah, I get to an hour and I'm shot. I've got a Wahoo Kickr Core with the flexible feet sitting on a spongy training mat, sitting on cork flooring. When I lift up off the set after 30-40 min. I can...
07-30-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,550
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Views: 565,079
Posted By Terex

The Pecock feed didn't have commercials but the...

The Pecock feed didn't have commercials but the announcers and the production values were poor quality. Great tidbits of info on the NBC main feed, and with Phil announcing it feels like a Grand...
07-06-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,315
Posted By Terex

Thanks Hermes! I saw my cardiologist yesterday...

Thanks Hermes! I saw my cardiologist yesterday and she said HRV probably goes up a bit during exercise and down a bit other times. She's brilliant and didn't think it was very interesting unless it...
07-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,044
Posted By Terex

I've ridden roads and trails in a lot of areas...

I've ridden roads and trails in a lot of areas mentioned. One of the biggest trail networks is in the Boulder, CO area, heading towards Denver. One of my kids lives just outside Boulder and I keep...
07-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,315
Posted By Terex

Have you been using the heart rate variability...

Have you been using the heart rate variability function? The numbers I generate are weird, and I'm going to ask my cardiologist about utility/accuracy. Going to ask her about use of the EKG too. ...
07-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,315
Posted By Terex

I love mine too. I'm getting more familiar with...

I love mine too. I'm getting more familiar with the various features. When I'm Zwifting, I use the Zwift Tickr HRM but record the effort in the Apple Watch fitness app. Seeing my cardiologist next...
05-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By Terex

It's pretty amazing what some humans can...

It's pretty amazing what some humans can accomplish. Sounds like this guy is way out in Killian Jornet territory, and even Killian failed in his attempt to set a world record for a 24 hr. run last...
05-14-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,875
Posted By Terex

I don't have a motion platform and I find the...

I don't have a motion platform and I find the fixed position of the bike on my Wahoo Kickr extremely limiting. Riding outdoors its much easier to move around, stand etc. There's a lot of people who...
05-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,615
Posted By Terex

I've got a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel here in...

I've got a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel here in northern NM. I use a hitch rack unless we're going camping and pulling one of our trailers, then I've got two 1UP racks on top of the bed rack.
...
05-09-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,001
Posted By Terex

Trust all advice from Hermes. At your age I was...

Trust all advice from Hermes. At your age I was riding up to 250 miles a week, my legs were never sore and I never took any pain relievers. My life (work, family) would occasionally cause me to...
04-25-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,875
Posted By Terex

I don't know how people can become good climbers...

I don't know how people can become good climbers on a trainer. I became reasonably good climbing IRL with a VAM well over a thousand because I liked the challenge and had access to a lot of...
03-18-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,527
Posted By Terex

Sure, get a new bike. I'll be 70 in a few weeks...

Sure, get a new bike. I'll be 70 in a few weeks with too many bikes now, but if I get back into shape and start riding a lot of gravel routes on road trips here in the west, I'll be looking at a...
03-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,843
Posted By Terex

Congrats! Sounds like a good setup. I started...

Congrats! Sounds like a good setup. I started the same way in my 50's, ended riding at a very high level, bought several bikes and then didn't ride much in my 60's. Getting back into it a bit now...
03-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,630
Posted By Terex

I have a Keiser spin bike (that I don't use much)...

I have a Keiser spin bike (that I don't use much) that has SPD clips on one side, and I use mtn bike shoes with SPD clips when I ride it. A few weeks ago I bought a Wahoo KICKR smart trainer and...
03-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,801
Posted By Terex

I ended up getting a Wahoo Kicker Core and really...

I ended up getting a Wahoo Kicker Core and really enjoy getting back into riding on Zwift. I also bought an electric hair trimmer so I only scare the grandkids now. I hope. ;)
03-04-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,589
Posted By Terex

Ha! It really is an ancient thread that I...

Ha! It really is an ancient thread that I contributed to over 10 years ago. I liked the Keiser so much that I ended up buying one. Super smooth and a great piece of equipment. Newer ones have...
07-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 63,438
Posted By Terex

People who complain about other people buying...

People who complain about other people buying expensive bikes have never pushed a bike to the limit and realized that they may enjoy the benefits of a more expensive bike. I started playing the...
07-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By Terex

Depends on a lot. Vertical gain, temps,...

Depends on a lot. Vertical gain, temps, altitude, etc. I've done 100 mi. with a heat index well over 100F in about 6 hrs. with probably 4k ft. vertical gain. I've done sub 5 hr. centuries, with...
06-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,753
Posted By Terex

We've got Sonos wireless speakers around the...

We've got Sonos wireless speakers around the house and they go out on the deck with us, like last night. My wife has subscriptions to Apple music and some others and we pretty much have an infinite...
06-18-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,972
Posted By Terex

After working through a closet full of other...

After working through a closet full of other brands, I stick with Assos. They are cut to fit very fit cyclists in the riding position. I'm about your height and weight currently (6', 185 lbs.) and...
06-10-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,318
Posted By Terex

Any vehicle driven by a self absorbed jerk. ...

Any vehicle driven by a self absorbed jerk. First, it was Hummers. And then, other end of the spectrum, Priuses. Priuses were much deadlier as the engines were silent and the tires were virtually...
05-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,801
Posted By Terex

I'll check it out. The back wheel on my favorite...

I'll check it out. The back wheel on my favorite road bike is shot, so hooking that one up to a dedicated trainer makes sense for me. One of our kids moved north of Denver, so I may get on the road...
05-29-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 36,801
Posted By Terex

Hermes! Great to see you posting. For everyone...

Hermes! Great to see you posting. For everyone else - as in evidence here, Hermes may be the most knowledgeable, and considerate, person to ever post on the 50+ Forum. And the second best climber....
05-29-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,327
Posted By Terex

The climbing results on Strava are usually pretty...

The climbing results on Strava are usually pretty accurate/fair, but if you're trying for a top time on a flatter time trial segment a lot of the times are set by people drafting others. I've set...
05-04-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,201
Posted By Terex

I just don't like compacts. I've got something...

I just don't like compacts. I've got something like your gearing on my CX bike that I bought to ride on crappy northern NM roads and I really dislike the gearing. We're all different, and just need...
05-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,014
Posted By Terex

This. And the brim is very handy for blocking...

This. And the brim is very handy for blocking sun, especially in the evenings.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,230
Posted By Terex

And you're about 10 years too late. ;) In my...

And you're about 10 years too late. ;) In my late 50's when I was riding with Cat I's and some women pros it would have been great fun. However fast your are currently, you'd be faster on a modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,230
Posted By Terex

My first couple of bikes in the '70's. Friction...

My first couple of bikes in the '70's. Friction shifters, hubs that needed repacking all the time, heavy wheels and tires unless you used sew-ups, and then you had to deal with flats. Don't let old...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,561
Posted By Terex

Lots of good options in outdoors/hiking pants. ...

Lots of good options in outdoors/hiking pants. Mfgs. like Prana and Kuhl make pants with give and look good. I have a pair of Kuhl pants that look like black denim and move with me. I only wear...
06-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,179
Posted By Terex

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out...

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out in about 2009. Great historical account. I liked Balf's book "The Last River" better.
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