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Forum: Road Cycling 12-28-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ray9
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I tried everything to get them to work. The shop guys tried everything as well. If I got them tight enough to clip they...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-28-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ray9
I only weigh 128 pounds and the Speedplays didn't...

I only weigh 128 pounds and the Speedplays didn't work for me because I couldn't clip and unclip consistantly no matter how I adjusted them. I went back to Looks because they are reliable and tested...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Ray9
Such wonderful advice. In 2014 I approached some...

Such wonderful advice. In 2014 I approached some scarified pavement and I followed the advice given here. I increased my speed thinking I could bridge the bumps. As soon as I hit the rough stretch...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-12-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Ray9
Extended riding season has unforeseen difficulties.

I've been wishing for a long time that I could ride outside in New Hampshire longer before it got too cold or snowy. It's nearly half way through December and I have been riding outside due to the El...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-04-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ray9
By the time I gather all the clothing and...

By the time I gather all the clothing and accessories necessary to ride in cold weather, pump up my tires, clean my mirror and computer with glass cleaner and then get dressed, it's a minimum of 30...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-03-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ray9
I wore a tee shirt with a turtleneck over it, a...

I wore a tee shirt with a turtleneck over it, a windbreaker vest over that and a Nike hooded sweatshirt that I found in Dick's Sporting goods that is bright safety green. On the bottom I wore bib...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-19-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Ray9
Quick fixes.

I've been at this for many years and have learned a lot of tricks to keep myself on the road. I'd like others to share what they have learned also for the benefit of those who are just starting out....
Forum: Road Cycling 11-12-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,394
Posted By Ray9
I realize that bone density is important so I now...

I realize that bone density is important so I now walk very slowly on a treadmill for 3 miles 3 days a week. I use nautilus machines 7 days a week for upper body. Running is out. I've run more miles...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-10-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,394
Posted By Ray9
I started running in 1973. I ran in department...

I started running in 1973. I ran in department store shoes until 1975 when I got my first pair of running shoes. I ran my first race in 1979 on the fourth of July, a five miler. My time was 29:14 and...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-07-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
I am happy to report that this injury is not...

I am happy to report that this injury is not going to affect my cycling. I just finished a solid week of riding and today I rode 41 miles with an average speed of 19.8 mph. My orthopedist told me to...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-04-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
Update: The weather here has been nice for...

Update: The weather here has been nice for November so I went on a 20 mile ride today and the injury gave me no problems. My average speed was only 15 mph and I did not push any hills. This was my...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-24-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ray9
Doing upper body reps (not with huge weights)...

Doing upper body reps (not with huge weights) definitely reduces fatigue (hands, forearms, shoulders, lower back) on the bike. This benefit comes into play on lumpy roads and hilly terrain. It also...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ray9
I stopped going to a gym 10 years ago because the...

I stopped going to a gym 10 years ago because the equipment was always broken and it was not repaired in a timely manner. Well, this huge Planet Fitness facility just opened up here so I joined a...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,362
Posted By Ray9
I can honestly say that this is the first time in...

I can honestly say that this is the first time in my life that I would consider having sex on a bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-14-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Ray9
I feel your pain. Last year I needed a new...

I feel your pain. Last year I needed a new fitness watch so I traded a spleen and one testicle for it.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-14-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ray9
Last year we rode right up until the third week...

Last year we rode right up until the third week of November. One night after it got dark (we all had good lights) It had been raining and it turned to snow. This driver got irate and came fishtailing...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-14-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,358
Posted By Ray9
Flat tires are square. Does that add...

Flat tires are square.


Does that add anything? I did so want to add something to this honorable and memorable thread. Please don't tell me to get back on the bus. I want to stay and be part of...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,830
Posted By Ray9
Hey, the roads...

Hey, the roads (http://www.ssqq.com/archive/vinlin27b.htm) where this guy lives need improvement so cut him a break.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
After two weeks of not riding the pain is gone...

After two weeks of not riding the pain is gone except for a very faint twinge when I lean forward when sitting. I've been back in the gym on a regular basis and I am getting ripped. I have not gained...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-02-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
This is likely the injury I have as the symptoms...

This is likely the injury I have as the symptoms are identical. It is also likely that the treadmill in the gym contributed to the problem as the symptoms appeared about the same time I started going...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-01-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
It's an odd injury. It doesn't hurt at all to...

It's an odd injury. It doesn't hurt at all to push down on the leg only when I lift the leg and bend forward. I haven't ridden for four days and it feels better. I used some leg machines in the gym...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-01-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
Well, you may be correct because I recently...

Well, you may be correct because I recently joined a gym and began walking on a treadmill. I used to be an accomplished runner that could run sub five-minute miles for the first few miles of a 10K. I...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-01-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ray9
cycling overuse injury.

After a summer of riding three to four hundred miles a week at significantly high average speeds I have developed what appears to be a tendon injury in the pelvic/groin area. It never bothered me...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ray9
I'm not getting this at all. Why are they even...

I'm not getting this at all. Why are they even riding there? At night no less. I lay out my courses to avoid urban sections and follow all traffic laws even on back roads. Who are these idiots?
Forum: Road Cycling 08-21-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,576
Posted By Ray9
My uncle had only one lung from complications of...

My uncle had only one lung from complications of Rheumatic Fever which was common in the US before the widespread use of antibiotics. He couldn't smoke but he was quite active and lived a long life....
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