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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-23-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,954
Posted By FrenchFit
As I recall they tried full CF on the 777 and the...

As I recall they tried full CF on the 777 and the wing failed (deformed) in stress tests. So, they ran a titanium spar down the middle, left CF panels to reduce weight.
Forum: Electric Bikes 08-23-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By FrenchFit
I have that system, with quick released on the...

I have that system, with quick released on the front hub & sprinter battery. You pay extra for the QR nuts, they're heavy duty and work OK. As I posted before, I shattered the front fork drop-outs...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-23-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By FrenchFit
My friend crashed into me and he ended up with a...

My friend crashed into me and he ended up with a broken hip/hip replacement. I was at his side in recovery, and have been encouraging him ever since. Nothing you can do about the past, there is a...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 08-22-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By FrenchFit
I am a regular runner, just got home from running...

I am a regular runner, just got home from running intervals on asphalt..I'm in my sixties & a big guy. If I was nursing an injury or pre-injury and still wanted to maintain run fitness I'd do...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 464
Posted By FrenchFit
I use both the Axiom Streamliner & Jandd...

I use both the Axiom Streamliner & Jandd Expedition on different bikes, both work great & don't create any particular handling issues. Both provide a lot of setback for your bags. The Jandd is ultra...
Forum: Northern California 08-22-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By FrenchFit
We did it a year ago as an all day family ride....

We did it a year ago as an all day family ride. Klinker Brick was our home base, probably hit 5 or 6 stops before we were somewhat comfortably wasted. I suggest passing on Michael David by the...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 08-19-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By FrenchFit
Agreed. Wearing some dri-fit shorts is fine, but...

Agreed. Wearing some dri-fit shorts is fine, but wearing some quality bibs is a whole nother thing - especially if you have some long uphill spins.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-14-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,120
Posted By FrenchFit
I feel sorry for the old guy; so much anger, so...

I feel sorry for the old guy; so much anger, so much fear, so much frustration. USA!, USA!....
Forum: Northern California 08-11-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By FrenchFit
It's been discussed, but the whole point of going...

It's been discussed, but the whole point of going to a destination together is to be at the destination together. We've ridden through some sketchy areas, (Richmond comes to mind), and in-person...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 08-10-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By FrenchFit
Work great. I think the Zefals come in XL if you...

Work great. I think the Zefals come in XL if you have larger shoes
Forum: Training & Nutrition 08-09-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,059
Posted By FrenchFit
This is an accurate prediction in my experience....

This is an accurate prediction in my experience. You lose that burst energy & hi revs, but you'll run cooler, longer. For a competitive athlete, avoiding sugar/carbs is a problem. For the rest of...
Forum: Northern California 08-08-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By FrenchFit
Bike Seat Theft - Out of Saddle Riding

I think someone warned me about parking a bike at Target, Walnut Creek - I obviously wasn't listening.

Ride, then Farmer's Market, then picking up a few odds and ends at Target I locked my...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 08-08-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,958
Posted By FrenchFit
Give it some time. Especially after a life time...

Give it some time. Especially after a life time of ingesting lots of carbs daily it may take months/years to re-regulate. Switching to fat burning vs. carb/sugar burning takes time and I suspect your...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 08-06-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,958
Posted By FrenchFit
Give some thought to what you are eating, more...

Give some thought to what you are eating, more than calories. Pull out the carbs and sugars, replace with fats and proteins. I think you"ll see the trend reverse.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By FrenchFit
Mountain biking, yeah. I've had my butt kicked...

Mountain biking, yeah. I've had my butt kicked on the hills more times than I'd like to admit. On the road, seems like it's spin up to 20+ and then slow down in 20 secs for traffic, stop lights, bad...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By FrenchFit
I entirely agreed, but add that I don't think...

I entirely agreed, but add that I don't think bike riding will provide all the health benefits you (OP) hope to achieve anyway. I appreciate I might be a minority opinion, but sitting on you butt for...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-17-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,220
Posted By FrenchFit
But it's not a fact, it's simply your obsession. ...

But it's not a fact, it's simply your obsession. Do the research, you will come to a different conclusion.:)
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-15-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,220
Posted By FrenchFit
This is pure crazy talk. So, "morbidly obese"...

This is pure crazy talk. So, "morbidly obese" man goes on a diet where he consumes probably half the carbs he normally eats, lots of fats, and becomes just an "obese" wheat-eater as a result, and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-15-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By FrenchFit
Think in terms of months and years, not days....

Think in terms of months and years, not days. Your mantra while riding should be "all day long" and if you are scooting around at 8 mph that's completely fine - the fitness will come. Pushing too...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-14-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By FrenchFit
Don't fret with sports drinks, they will train...

Don't fret with sports drinks, they will train you to burn sugar for fuel... and that will dehydrate you faster.

The hills are great,- interval training But you should get base miles under your...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By FrenchFit
Velocity Wheels - Hand Made in USA...

Velocity Wheels - Hand Made in USA (http://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/synergy-630)...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-11-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By FrenchFit
Amen. I intermittent fasted for two years, all...

Amen. I intermittent fasted for two years, all my runs and rides were on an empty stomach..and my stomach stayed empty until 5-6pm. I am not recommending this approach generally, but it does teach...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-10-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By FrenchFit
Hydration: You train into to some extent. My wife...

Hydration: You train into to some extent. My wife and I (oldsters) will ride 30m/rt in the sun and just take a few sips. But that comes with years of riding. One trick, hydrate really well before...
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By FrenchFit
Light' modern bikes are fun, no doubt. But...

Light' modern bikes are fun, no doubt.

But so are old, heavy bikes. I'll often pick the heaviest bike in the stable, ride it like I stole it. Especially if I'm riding with a group that's slower...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By FrenchFit
Besides function: Have to say, I like...

Besides function:

Have to say, I like vintage chromed dork disks...artful. Especially when they are designed to complement the bike's crankset. The modern plastic ones, well not so much. Though,...
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