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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-19-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,791
Posted By Yen
I registered for the PS century but will be doing...

I registered for the PS century but will be doing the 25-mile ride if I am lucky. I cannot ride my road bike without numbness in my fingers and pain in my hand, and I think it is not worth taking a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-17-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,791
Posted By Yen
That's exactly what I did. I figured it out on...

That's exactly what I did. I figured it out on my own (Google, YouTube videos), and it is responding to conservative CTS treatments (splint at night, the exercises, and heat). I'm following the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-13-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,791
Posted By Yen
Rick, I can ride my Surly LHT with mustache bars...

Rick, I can ride my Surly LHT with mustache bars (and brake levers underneath near the bar ends) while wearing my rigid brace. The brace keeps my hand in a neutral position, so I just need to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-10-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,791
Posted By Yen
I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right...

I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right (dominant) hand and came here looking for advice. It began early last month (December 2015), so still in the early stage.

There's lots of excellent...
Forum: Southern California 01-08-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Yen
Well, Hubby gave me a pair of gloves for...

Well, Hubby gave me a pair of gloves for Christmas but I've been unable to ride due to carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not related to bike fit (I've had a fitting, and it fits very well) nor the way I...
Forum: Southern California 12-04-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Yen
I haven't, yet -- but I have hope thanks to...

I haven't, yet -- but I have hope thanks to everyone's suggestions. :):thumb:
Forum: Southern California 12-03-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Yen
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I'm...

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I'm looking forward to toasty fingers on the upcoming ride to the Rose Parade. :)
Forum: Southern California 11-28-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Yen
Need full-finger gloves for 30-ish temps

I am looking for a good pair of women's full-finger gloves for cold-morning rides, with temps around 30-ish.

I plan to ride to the Rose Parade leaving home around 7am. Last time (Jan 1, 2015), I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-01-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Yen
Hi Denver, nice to see you too. After I...

Hi Denver, nice to see you too.

After I wrote my post I Googled about this (why didn't I think of that before?) and found quite a few posts in the Garmin forums and elsewhere from people...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-01-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Yen
Heart rate spikes showing on Garmin Edge

For the past few weeks I've seen sudden and high spikes in my HR of 200+ while riding, even on the flats. (I ride with the Garmin Edge 800 which includes a HR monitor and chest strap.) I have a...
Forum: Southern California 09-16-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By Yen
Cyclists injured in accident in La Verne, Labor Day weekend

Does anyone know about the collision between car and cyclists at the intersection of Wheeler and Baseline in La Verne, on Labor Day morning (I believe)? Some members of our bike group saw the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-23-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,140
Posted By Yen
Thank you. We have a hitch and rack we like on...

Thank you. We have a hitch and rack we like on our sedan, and always use a U-lock --- we'll keep those and the sedan. But for a long road trip, we want to carry the bikes inside to hide them during...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-23-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,140
Posted By Yen
Looking for vehicle to carry 2 bikes on long road trip

Hey 50+ gang! It's been a while since I stopped in here.

We are planning to take our bikes on a long road trip around the US. We are planning to replace our old small pick-up with a new vehicle...
Forum: Triathlon 02-02-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,156
Posted By Yen
Compression swim shorts

I'm a cyclist recovering from old and new (minor) hamstring and other pelvic muscle/tendon injuries. I occasionally swim in the Olympic-size pool at the gym. A friend urged me to wear compression...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-29-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Yen
Thank you all so much. Of course he is under...

Thank you all so much.

Of course he is under the care of a physician (his surgeon) who has referred him to a GI specialist and we will also see a Registered Dietitian for further guidance. I...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-25-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Yen
Thank you all so much. It seems that...

Thank you all so much.

It seems that smoothies and liquid drinks are the way to go, but I believe we need to be careful with ingredients. After the first hospitalization he suggested I pick up...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-24-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Yen
Eating, riding, and preventing a small-bowel obstruction

My husband is prone to small-bowel obstructions due to undigested (mostly, fiberous) food blocked by an adhesion (scar tissue) in his small intestine following hernia-repair surgery a few years ago. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-25-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yen
Yes! My doctor said he did a double-take to...

Yes! My doctor said he did a double-take to verify he was looking at my x-rays and not those of someone much younger. I am very thankful.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-23-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yen
Yes it sure does! I'm sorry to hear you're...

Yes it sure does! I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with a similar problem. My MRI and hip x-ray show no arthritis -- hip joints are clean as a whistle. This appears to be a bad case of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-23-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yen
Bill, thank you very much!

Bill, thank you very much!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-23-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yen
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-22-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yen
Thank you for your replies. ...

Thank you for your replies.



Specifically, what things did you do to recover? I am not good at lying around the house so, fortunately, I am able to do my full core and arm exercise routine...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-21-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yen
MRI: Partial hamstring tear

I've been waiting for weeks to get an MRI to learn why I have various types bi-lateral hip pain. This began in November after a long (90-minute) vigorous walk. At that same time, I also began...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-24-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,393
Posted By Yen
Update: I started seeing a doctor who is a...

Update:

I started seeing a doctor who is a DC/PT and member of our bike group. He has years of experience treating sports injuries. He gave me some gentle stretches and exercises to strengthen...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-23-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,393
Posted By Yen
I thought for sure this injury would be familiar...

I thought for sure this injury would be familiar to more members of this forum. I now have an appointment with my GP to ask for a referral to a sports orthopedic hip specialist.

Today I am...
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