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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-18-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By HIPCHIP
If the saddle height isn't exactly the same as...

If the saddle height isn't exactly the same as your old saddle, and/or it's a different length, you may need to have your fit checked. You may be sitting higher/lower, more forward/backward, than on...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-18-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By HIPCHIP
I knew a doctor who raced desert motorcycles. He...

I knew a doctor who raced desert motorcycles. He sat and waited until everyone left the start, then he went. Said he wanted to ride and have the comfort of knowing someone was out there looking for...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-08-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By HIPCHIP
If you haven't yet, go see a podiatrist (or...

If you haven't yet, go see a podiatrist (or possibly an orthopedist) and get some orthotic inserts for your cycling shoes designed to put your feet in the proper position. If the cost is too high,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-05-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By HIPCHIP
I normally do as many stretches as I can, but...

I normally do as many stretches as I can, but mainly work on my legs and back. Don't bounce, just hold a static stretch. I normally hold for 30 seconds, relax, then 45 seconds, relax, then hold for...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-13-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By HIPCHIP
Thanks, I'll check that out.

Thanks, I'll check that out.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-12-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By HIPCHIP
VR training equipment

Hope this is the right section for this info. Was reading about doing training on a stationary trainer and using a computer, etc. for virtual reality (VR) training, I.E. riding along with someone...
Forum: Northern California 07-17-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By HIPCHIP
It's been a long cool winter. It takes...

It's been a long cool winter. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the body to acclimate to new temps, etc. so make sure you stay well hydrated and ease into it gradually. Don't forget to dress...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-15-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,593
Posted By HIPCHIP
2-2.5 lbs a week is what is recommended. Any...

2-2.5 lbs a week is what is recommended. Any more than that can be too hard on your system.
Forum: Northern California 07-15-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By HIPCHIP
Currently it's fairly warm down here, so going...

Currently it's fairly warm down here, so going into the back country that you don't know might not be a good idea. Pacific Coast Highway in just about all those areas, so I'd stick with the road...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-16-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By HIPCHIP
Go see a good sports orthopedist, hopefully one...

Go see a good sports orthopedist, hopefully one who is also knowledgeable about cycling. There are so many structures involved with the knee it's really hard to determine what's wrong in a forum. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,903
Posted By HIPCHIP
I don't have any experience with either, but from...

I don't have any experience with either, but from what I have read, electronic shifting is quiet and immediate, so for a pro who is trying to get a jump on the pack it is a good thing, otherwise,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-08-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By HIPCHIP
The lady is about 9 mentally and spoiled rotten. ...

The lady is about 9 mentally and spoiled rotten. I used to have to deal with these idiots all the time, and it was always nice when I got to smile and say "Sign here please" when I gave them a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-08-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By HIPCHIP
An accident investigation must list the primary...

An accident investigation must list the primary collision factor (I.E. what caused the accident) and any associated factors (what may have contributed to the accident). It's just the sign of a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-02-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By HIPCHIP
To a certain extent, all citations are for...

To a certain extent, all citations are for educational efforts since they educate the person and all those who see the cite being issued. ;)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-02-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By HIPCHIP
Bicyclists have to obey the same traffic laws as...

Bicyclists have to obey the same traffic laws as automobiles, so if you rolled through a stop, then he had the right to stop you and issue a citation. Maybe unnecessary, but legal. Once you've...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-02-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By HIPCHIP
I use those tires and have had no problems...

I use those tires and have had no problems getting them back on. It may help to have the tires warm/hot so the rubber is softer. Make sure the bead is in the rim properly and just work the edges...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 09-21-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By HIPCHIP
As you get older you lose muscle, plus with extra...

As you get older you lose muscle, plus with extra weight comes a diminished metabolism (age will decrease that too). Everything starts to not work like it did when you are younger. First and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-28-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,713
Posted By HIPCHIP
As you get older, your metabolism slows. As you...

As you get older, your metabolism slows. As you put on more weight, your metabolism slows. It's a lose-lose situation. You should keep a food diary, logging everything you eat and the amount of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-20-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By HIPCHIP
It's all downhill from here! (LOL) Next...

It's all downhill from here! (LOL)

Next year you get to ride 51 miles!
Forum: Introductions 08-20-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By HIPCHIP
Welcome. Time to get back into riding and seeing...

Welcome. Time to get back into riding and seeing what has changed. Seems like everything is new these days, so have fun and join a club.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-20-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By HIPCHIP
Unless you want to hang a bunch of stuff on your...

Unless you want to hang a bunch of stuff on your bike, try a nice backpack for your clothing. Easy to put on and take off and won't wrinkle your clothes anymore than a bike bag.

For clipless...
Forum: Introductions 08-16-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By HIPCHIP
Road bars may help, but your gearing is probably...

Road bars may help, but your gearing is probably the biggest. I don't know what your bike runs, but check with a local bike shop and see if you may want to try a different ring up front or on the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By HIPCHIP
You need to check the teeth on the chairing and...

You need to check the teeth on the chairing and the freewheel. If they look curved and more like a sharks tooth, then you need to replace the chain and the gears. If you don't, a brand new chain...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-07-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,001
Posted By HIPCHIP
Got to try a B17 on my buddies bike the other...

Got to try a B17 on my buddies bike the other day. He's taller than I am, so a little stretched out. Felt good when I was just coasting, but not too different from my plastic seat. Oh well.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-05-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By HIPCHIP
From what I can see, they look like standard...

From what I can see, they look like standard Shimano pedals. Shoes and pedals are like anything else, you have to experiment and find what you like. Most road shoes are all three hole and accept...
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