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08-17-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,076
Posted By njkayaker

??? The choice for some is either the...

???

The choice for some is either the highway or nothing.

Anyway, the highways (where this is allowed) often have wide shoulders (but they are full of debris).
08-06-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,802
Posted By Jughed

Genetics genetics genetics… Ive been...

Genetics genetics genetics…

Ive been training fairly hard for 2 years now and may have a 20 watt improvement in FTP. I can ride at a higher % of threshold for longer periods, but my 20 min test...
07-07-23, 09:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By jon c.

I retired a few months ago. Still don't have...

I retired a few months ago. Still don't have enough time. Don't know how I ever found the time to work. But very glad I no longer have to worry about it.
06-01-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By RChung

All my squats are Asian.

All my squats are Asian.
05-24-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,415
Posted By Iride01

Last time I had something similar, I replaced my...

Last time I had something similar, I replaced my HR strap that was probably about 5 years old and the issue went away. I expect it'll come back when this strap gets old.
12-22-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By rydabent

These days golfing has very little exercise. It...

These days golfing has very little exercise. It seems a high percentage use golf carts.

I worked with a small group of guys, and we golfed a lot. All of them retired before I did, and they thot...
12-14-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bald Paul

I had to give up golf. After 348 strokes trying...

I had to give up golf. After 348 strokes trying to get past that stupid little windmill, the mini golf operator told me it was time to close and I should just leave.
11-07-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,259
Posted By gobicycling

Aging as we go

Well, I made it to 83yo today. 22 years more than my dad. Many changes past 3+ years in our lives, but we keep plodding on. Too many of my friends are no longer with us. I still bike, swim, walk,...
10-16-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By RH Clark

If you want to lose weight, the best way is to...

If you want to lose weight, the best way is to consume as much information about proper diet as possible. That new info will cause you to find a way that works best for you.
For me, intermittent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By terrymorse

I think Andy Coggan knows quite well how the...

I think Andy Coggan knows quite well how the heart responds to exercise:

"However, while theoretically sound the use of HR [heart rate] to quantify training intensity does have certain practical...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By mschwett

i feel like the DS is key to understand what your...

i feel like the DS is key to understand what your true output is, since you have no way of really knowing how balanced you are otherwise. and then once you know, it doesnít seem to matter, or at...
09-11-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,563
Posted By terrymorse

You're an inspiration, DaveLeeNC ! It's...

You're an inspiration, DaveLeeNC !

It's injury that takes most of us out of the game, eventually. If you can make accommodations and keep exercising, you'll stay healthy longer.

A common topic...
08-19-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,673
Posted By big john

20 minutes of easy hills with a low gear is a lot...

20 minutes of easy hills with a low gear is a lot easier than chasing faster riders on the flats for 15 miles. A lot easier.
08-17-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,673
Posted By livedarklions

I think you're right that psychologically, a...

I think you're right that psychologically, a person may drive themselves to max out their effort on a hill, I find that happens to me especially on a long ride when I'm itching to get the damn thing...
08-13-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,221
Posted By terrymorse

Why don't "the rest of us" need narrow tires like...

Why don't "the rest of us" need narrow tires like the pros race on? Some of the rest of us like to ride fast, and a 25mm tire is fast. If they weren't fast, pros would use something else.
08-05-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By terrymorse

My recent experience with riding every day for...

My recent experience with riding every day for long stretches could be interesting, but it comes with a don't try this at home warning.

My 84-year-old buddy signed up for the Huntsman World Senior...
06-17-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You guys need to try blindfolded crits, it'll...

You guys need to try blindfolded crits, it'll make you feel alive!!
04-08-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,045
Posted By Reynolds

You can carry the tube, levers and mini pump in...

You can carry the tube, levers and mini pump in your jersey pocket.
04-05-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,276
Posted By downtube42

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When...

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When things become affordable and are proven by time, I'll jump on.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3,219
Views: 607,320
Posted By jfh

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Thankfully not much road left to climb. Taken by my wife from the summit...
02-16-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By sweeks

The bristles of a toothbrush are really too short...

The bristles of a toothbrush are really too short to work well. There are brushes like THIS...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,421
Posted By HTupolev

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they...

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they last a really long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Camilo

I've ridden quite a few times in Naples a few...

I've ridden quite a few times in Naples a few years back. I don't have any specific routes that I can describe but my memory is that I just rode south (coast on right) from where my dad lived (near...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By shelbyfv

My friend who winters there won't ride on the...

My friend who winters there won't ride on the road. Too many old folks who haven't a clue behind the wheel. He stays on the bike paths. Hopefully someone with first hand info will chime in. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,681
Posted By rubiksoval

After about 5 seconds you completely don't notice...

After about 5 seconds you completely don't notice it.
01-03-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,603
Posted By Tomm Willians

No I have type 2 and I already talk to my Dr...

No I have type 2 and I already talk to my Dr about this, Iím seeking additional input that may prove useful. As previously mentioned, Iím already doing centuries so clearly Iím not clueless how this...
01-02-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,603
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I almost never, ever eat before a ride (or indoor...

I almost never, ever eat before a ride (or indoor trainer session,) and rarely during a ride unless it's over 50 miles or 3 hours. Drinking, though, is key, and too much or too little are both...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,219
Views: 607,320
Posted By billnuke1

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Iím not afraid of the boogie man or believe in Sasquatch, but thatís where theyíd hang out!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 33,629
Posted By redcon1

To add to the confusion, for 2022 Trek has just...

To add to the confusion, for 2022 Trek has just announced the last in the series-- Amdone.

Please tip your waitress, I'll be here all week. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,569
Posted By MoAlpha

Not after Labor Day.

Not after Labor Day.
10-13-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,549
Posted By Maelochs

Mine don't last either .... in fact I generally...

Mine don't last either .... in fact I generally only get one use out of them.
10-13-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,549
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have similar less than perfect experience with...

I have similar less than perfect experience with CO2 inflators, but have never attributed it to the age of the devices - I just don't think they're 100% reliable, so I stopped using them. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By GhostRider62

It is early for popcorn.....

It is early for popcorn.....
09-16-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,198
Posted By downhillmaster

So dramatic and so off base. Im curious though....

So dramatic and so off base.
Im curious though. Do you also vigorously advocate against yard work and/or shoveling snow?
08-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By Gunther20

If you can do 75 miles at 17.2 then you can...

If you can do 75 miles at 17.2 then you can easily do a century at 15-16. Always gotta have another goal ahead.
08-14-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bald Paul

I only like FB because it's the best place to...

I only like FB because it's the best place to order a Trek Madone SLR9 eTap, normally retailing for $12,500, for the unbelievable price of $49.99! And FREE SHIPPING! :lol:
08-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,909
Posted By terrymorse

New article on heart health in endurance athletes

On a subject near and dear to our hearts (literally), Sweat Science author Alex Hutchinson has just written a new article in Outside...
07-27-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,529
Posted By HTupolev

I think you two are talking around each other. In...

I think you two are talking around each other. In most cycling conversation, the "elevation" or "elevation gain" of a ride usually refers to the cumulative elevation gained while traveling on...
07-24-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,843
Posted By MattTheHat

Using bike calculator a 20 watt (10 per tire)...

Using bike calculator a 20 watt (10 per tire) difference with a 170 pound rider putting out 200 watts on the flat looks more like a .7 MPH difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By MinnMan

A power meter, without structured training? Musings after a couple of years.

First off, unless you do structured training, I do not think that anybody actually needs a power meter. I have had a PM for a couple of years, without aspirations for structured training Ė itís a...
07-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,846
Posted By kingston

Use an epilator. It hurts more.

Use an epilator. It hurts more.
07-06-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,041
Posted By genejockey

Geez, dude, relax! Who peed in your Cheerios? ...

Geez, dude, relax! Who peed in your Cheerios?

The point is that the old formula of 220 - age is pretty much useless, and that what most people call 'HRmax' really isn't HRmax, so if you base your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,342
Posted By Bob Ross

Y'know how I know you don't have any long >12%...

Y'know how I know you don't have any long >12% grades where you ride?
04-28-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,264
Posted By livedarklions

If I do nothing other than stand on the cramping...

If I do nothing other than stand on the cramping leg, the cramp will last about 75 seconds. If I drink pickle juice, eat mustard or whatever, it miraculously goes away after about a minute and a...
04-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,264
Posted By Wildwood

V8 juice Heat Theraworx (as a last resort) ...

V8 juice
Heat
Theraworx (as a last resort)

Cramps don't mean you rode too many miles today, they probably mean you rode too few miles in the last 3 months.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,703
Posted By MattTheHat

Would that be a metric smidgeon or an imperial...

Would that be a metric smidgeon or an imperial smidgeon? Thereís a substantial difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,703
Posted By asgelle

You don't need N, R, or T. P_1V_1=P_2V_2. So...

You don't need N, R, or T. P_1V_1=P_2V_2. So pressure in pump+tire equals pressure originally in tire times the ratio of the volume of the tire to the volume of pump plus tire. That assumes things go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,942
Posted By tomato coupe

You must be joking. My bikes are all so timid...

You must be joking. My bikes are all so timid they won't even leave the house without me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,475
Posted By Leinster

Shame on me. One of the first lessons I was...

Shame on me.

One of the first lessons I was given as a young cyclist was Ēnever use your tire levers to put the tire back on.Ē

I can probably count on the fingers on one foot the amount of...
04-01-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,432
Posted By asgelle

A change in weight has the same effect on rolling...

A change in weight has the same effect on rolling resistance as it does on the gravity term.
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