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Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-25-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,769
Posted By Chaco
I have blood sugar problems, and I'm trying to...

I have blood sugar problems, and I'm trying to avoid meds. Instead I limit my carb intake to < 40 grams per day, and often it's around 20. Since I'm insulin resistant, eating foods that cause blood...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-18-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Chaco
I'm a prediabetic, and I'm trying to keep off...

I'm a prediabetic, and I'm trying to keep off meds, so I'm on a very low carb diet. Maybe not keto, i.e., <20 carbs/day, but certainly less than 40 grams per day. 100% of my carbs come from...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-18-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By Chaco
I had a 4mm stone that took me 3 days to pass....

I had a 4mm stone that took me 3 days to pass. Morphine didn't do any good, so they put me on dilaudid. I haven't had one since then. Every day, almost without fail, I have a big glass of soda...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-08-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,781
Posted By Chaco
I generally detest the idea that any cyclist is a...

I generally detest the idea that any cyclist is a proxy for all of us, any more than a coal-runner spewing toxic smoke on a cyclist is a proxy for all drivers. This is just a ridiculous idea. And the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-07-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,798
Posted By Chaco
What do you mean, "exceedingly unsafe"? In fact,...

What do you mean, "exceedingly unsafe"? In fact, in the US at least, cycling is about as dangerous as driving a car. It's far less dangerous than giving up exercise all together. Actually, the more...
Forum: Southern California 12-22-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Chaco
From everything I've read, this was just a normal...

From everything I've read, this was just a normal group ride. At least a dozen times I've been riding along and noticed that my wheel was about 1 inch away from the wheel in front of me. Just a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-09-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,674
Posted By Chaco
It appears they have an excellent media ally with...

It appears they have an excellent media ally with the Ventura County Star. (http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/dec/08/bicyclist-dies-after-crashing-into-patrol-in/)
Forum: Southern California 12-09-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,762
Posted By Chaco
And here's another part of the problem -- the way...

And here's another part of the problem -- the way some of the media report incidents like this: Ventura County Star: Bicyclist Dies After Crashing Into Patrol Car ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-04-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Chaco
I think some people...

I think some people (http://www.elliptigo.com/2013-World-Championships) would beg to differ with you.
Forum: Southern California 11-14-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Chaco
I saw the photos from the video system on the...

I saw the photos from the video system on the bus. It sure looked like there was no attempt whatsoever to avoid the cyclists. He just plowed right into them. Tragically, there are only 4 or 5 places...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-14-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 15,932
Posted By Chaco
Read this...

Read this (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/opinion/dont-give-more-patients-statins.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0) before you take the statin coolaid.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-12-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,128
Posted By Chaco
Strava's Estimated 25W Power Distribution Graph

I was just looking at mine from my ride today. I've never really looked at it before, so I had some questions.
1) It shows an average of 173 watts. How accurate do you think this is without a power...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-12-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 15,932
Posted By Chaco
I was on statins for 15 years, and 5 years ago...

I was on statins for 15 years, and 5 years ago quit cold turkey. In the last year of statins, my cramping was so severe that I couldn't sleep at night. My muscles were constantly sore. I was losing...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 11-09-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Chaco
I used these wedges to eliminate severe foot pain...

I used these wedges to eliminate severe foot pain on rides longer than 70 miles or so. The way it was explained to me was like this. I have wider hips, the way my feet were placed on the pedals...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-09-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,217
Posted By Chaco
I have to admit, I'm conflicted over the right...

I have to admit, I'm conflicted over the right answer to this. I do believe that the kind of motorist who honks and yells at you to "get on the sidewalk" is the sort of person who is oblivious to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-09-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,217
Posted By Chaco
This question has been addressed multiple times....

This question has been addressed multiple times. Have you tried searching the forums?
Bottom line: with few exceptions, stay OFF the sidewalks!
Forum: Road Cycling 11-04-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,292
Posted By Chaco
I started the year with a serious case of liver...

I started the year with a serious case of liver poisoning (very rare - toxic reaction to the antibiotic, Augmentin) that left me so weak I couldn't climb a flight of stairs without assistance. On...
Forum: Southern California 11-02-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,942
Posted By Chaco
And if I were a business along 101, I would be...

And if I were a business along 101, I would be tremendously pissed off. Bicyclists bring in a lot of business, and many studies have shown that bike friendly infrastructure actually improves business...
Forum: Southern California 11-02-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Chaco
I'm reluctant to respond, because there appears...

I'm reluctant to respond, because there appears to be two camps about this question, with little liklihood of one side convincing the other of anything. I am of the opinion that while there are rude...
Forum: Southern California 11-02-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Chaco
How you can watch that video and write something...

How you can watch that video and write something like this kind of boggles my mind.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-31-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,325
Posted By Chaco
I would like every member of this forum who has...

I would like every member of this forum who has the position that we never should blow a stop sign or a light to go to some motorist forum and start proselytizing there. A similar argument would be...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-29-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,325
Posted By Chaco
Exactly. This whole issue is a red herring...

Exactly.
This whole issue is a red herring thrown out there by a small but vocal minority of motorists who don't want any attention given to their deficient driving skills.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-28-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,325
Posted By Chaco
This is what it really boils down to, isn't it?

This is what it really boils down to, isn't it?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-28-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Chaco
Have you joined the group? We need some more...

Have you joined the group? We need some more peers !
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-28-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,325
Posted By Chaco
Absolutely. And since motorists are in the huge...

Absolutely. And since motorists are in the huge majority, these outrageous acts are viewed as individual aberrations. Since bicyclists are in the tiny minority, every misstep is viewed (by many...
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