Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXIV

Old 05-29-19, 03:09 PM
  #2801  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,395

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 268 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6121 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by Makel View Post
Vodka

Oh wait wrong thread.

Well, maybe not.
Nope, you're in the right place.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:11 PM
  #2802  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,395

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 268 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6121 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Vodka is good. Whiskey is better.
This. Bourbon to be specific.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:13 PM
  #2803  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,395

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 268 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6121 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Starting weight (10/21/18) - 295 lbs
Current weight (5/29/19) - 217 lbs
Goal weight - 195 lbs
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:16 PM
  #2804  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,395

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 268 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6121 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Excuse my French, but my effin' alternator is not charging the battery, which explains why my battery was dead. Damn thing needs to be towed to NJ. At least it's still under warranty (barely). This is the third major problem I have had with my Forester in less than 3 years and 7,500 miles. Yes. 7,500 miles.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:23 PM
  #2805  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,395

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 268 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6121 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
OK I am back from Xray and good news is NO fracture. They say likely a mild shoulder separation.

Story is 20 miles into our ride, I was on the front and getting ready to make a left turn. Was sticking left arm out and looking ahead for possible oncoming cars....and obviously not looking closely at the road. There was a divot or small hole in the pavement (I don't know how big but big enough) and apparently I went over it, and since I had weight on the right hood only, it caused the front wheel to turn suddenly and I went down. I don't know for sure my speed but it was likely 15-20 MPH, medium but not high. I landed on my right hip and right shoulder, rolled over and then minor bang to my head/helmet, I think I only rolled over once, and came to rest on the side of the road in some grass. The initial impact was on the pavement and was pretty hard. I was dazed for a minute or two, but all my friends reminded me to stay down and rest. I took about 5 minutes to gather myself. Other soft tissue injuries include skinning my left thumb tip and left palm (small area thanks to my gloves) and road rash on my right forearm and right hip.

The crash also hurt my bike, both hoods got banged up/twisted and the hood covers torn at the front. Saddle and bars twisted, but otherwise bike was ok. So after a few minutes I felt well enough to continue to ride. The only problem was that every time I tried to move my right arm (like going from drops to hoods) I got really bad pain at the tip of my shoulder. We went about 5 miles to the rest stop and I used the restroom to wash off my hands, and we finished the ride.

I got home and took 4 advil and 2 tylenol, put some nice frozen veggies on my shoulder, and went to get an Xray. Coincidentally I had agreed to drive my neighbor to get a CT scan so I drove him and got my Xray there, as above good news is nothing broken. Taking my jersey off was a challenge, I only had a half zipper and every time I tried to raise my right arm the pain was/is pretty bad.

I will have to look for some vodka to take tonight.
One word: Ice.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:46 PM
  #2806  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 28,250

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 385 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8490 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
One word: Ice.
On the shoulder? Or in the vodka??
__________________
Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
never underestimate the idiocy of BF.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:52 PM
  #2807  
2manybikes
Dog is my co-pilot
 
2manybikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 17,559

Bikes: 2 many

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 999 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Copying my Facebook post.

It’s been a while, time for another update. I haven’t really been losing much weight since I started riding but I have been getting stronger and I think I’ve been losing some fat and gaining muscle. For the time being I’m okay with that. Once the temps start falling I will concentrate more on the weight loss. Right now I’m making sure I eat enough to ride bikes and I’m just enjoying myself.

Starting weight (10/21/18) - 295 lbs
Current weight (5/29/19) - 217 lbs
Goal weight - 195 lbs

My biggest goal was to get back on a bicycle which I have done. My first ride was on 3/23/19. On 4/13/19 I celebrated three weeks on the bike by riding 60 miles. Then on 5/25/19 I celebrated two months on the bike by riding 100 miles. So far I have ridden 1,102 miles since I started back.




Congratulations! Not an easy thing to do.
2manybikes is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 04:04 PM
  #2808  
Pirkaus
Coffin Dodger
 
Pirkaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,692

Bikes: Motobecane Vent Noir, Lynskey R345, Serotta Nova Special X

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 477 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
@datlas stop trying to compete with Rowan and trainsnorter, you're clearly a rookie at this stuff
Heal quickly!
New helmet hand wringing should ensue immediately.
Pirkaus is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 04:16 PM
  #2809  
gnome
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Posts: 4,456

Bikes: I've lost count.

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 853 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
On the shoulder? Or in the vodka??
both.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 04:17 PM
  #2810  
gnome
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Posts: 4,456

Bikes: I've lost count.

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 853 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My helmet is not obviously crushed but given what happened I think I will look for a new one to be safe. It's a 4 year old Prevail which I really like. Unsure what I should get to replace it. Should I ask in the 41??
do eet.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 04:17 PM
  #2811  
gnome
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Posts: 4,456

Bikes: I've lost count.

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 853 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
@datlas stop trying to compete with Rowan and trainsnorter, you're clearly a rookie at this stuff
Heal quickly!
New helmet hand wringing should ensue immediately.
this.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 04:18 PM
  #2812  
gnome
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Posts: 4,456

Bikes: I've lost count.

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 853 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Tomorrow will be New Bike Day, but not for me -



The funny thing is that I wasn't the driving force on this. I was all for letting him save his money and pay for at least half of the bike, but the wife came to me yesterday and said that she thought that we should get him one for his bday tomorrow. Not too many geared 20-inchers out there, but this one seemed to be one of the better values available locally. He's going to love being able to shift.
very cool.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 05:06 PM
  #2813  
Rowan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,759
Mentioned: 120 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1427 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My helmet is not obviously crushed but given what happened I think I will look for a new one to be safe. It's a 4 year old Prevail which I really like. Unsure what I should get to replace it. Should I ask in the 41??
I know you are a doctor, but trust me on this -- head protection is worth more than anything else, including the bike.
Rowan is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 05:08 PM
  #2814  
seedsbelize 
Refugee
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,250
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4708 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 22 Posts

To all of the above.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 05:11 PM
  #2815  
seedsbelize 
Refugee
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 11,250
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4708 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 22 Posts
I am at home and in my hammock.
But still on mobile.
Three dogs in the room with me, two of them beneath the hammock. And one cat. There is a fourth, foster dog around here someplace
Tsa was in my bike box. I'm kinda afraid to open it. Tomorrow perhaps
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 05:19 PM
  #2816  
Makel
Senior Member
 
Makel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,844

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD 9, Specialized Transition, Specialized Fate, Specialized Crux

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My shoulder sure hurts. Should I drink some vodka? Am at X-ray registration. One of the few perks of my job is I can order my own films.
Yes, and get a medical marijuana card while you're at it.
Makel is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 06:30 PM
  #2817  
rpenmanparker 
Senior Member
 
rpenmanparker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 28,408

Bikes: 1990 Romic Reynolds 531 custom build, Merlin Works CR Ti custom build, super light Workswell 066 custom build

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6343 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
OK I am back from Xray and good news is NO fracture. They say likely a mild shoulder separation.

Story is 20 miles into our ride, I was on the front and getting ready to make a left turn. Was sticking left arm out and looking ahead for possible oncoming cars....and obviously not looking closely at the road. There was a divot or small hole in the pavement (I don't know how big but big enough) and apparently I went over it, and since I had weight on the right hood only, it caused the front wheel to turn suddenly and I went down. I don't know for sure my speed but it was likely 15-20 MPH, medium but not high. I landed on my right hip and right shoulder, rolled over and then minor bang to my head/helmet, I think I only rolled over once, and came to rest on the side of the road in some grass. The initial impact was on the pavement and was pretty hard. I was dazed for a minute or two, but all my friends reminded me to stay down and rest. I took about 5 minutes to gather myself. Other soft tissue injuries include skinning my left thumb tip and left palm (small area thanks to my gloves) and road rash on my right forearm and right hip.

The crash also hurt my bike, both hoods got banged up/twisted and the hood covers torn at the front. Saddle and bars twisted, but otherwise bike was ok. So after a few minutes I felt well enough to continue to ride. The only problem was that every time I tried to move my right arm (like going from drops to hoods) I got really bad pain at the tip of my shoulder. We went about 5 miles to the rest stop and I used the restroom to wash off my hands, and we finished the ride.

I got home and took 4 advil and 2 tylenol, put some nice frozen veggies on my shoulder, and went to get an Xray. Coincidentally I had agreed to drive my neighbor to get a CT scan so I drove him and got my Xray there, as above good news is nothing broken. Taking my jersey off was a challenge, I only had a half zipper and every time I tried to raise my right arm the pain was/is pretty bad.

I will have to look for some vodka to take tonight.
Sorry to hear it. Good thing opioids are now so hard to come by in your area. Otherwise you might be tempted to take 1/2 of one. Seriously, feel better soon. At least the Saturn isn’t stick...or is it?
__________________
Robert

Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
No matter where I go, here I am...
rpenmanparker is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:07 PM
  #2818  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 44,909

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6058 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
OK I am back from Xray and good news is NO fracture. They say likely a mild shoulder separation.

Story is 20 miles into our ride, I was on the front and getting ready to make a left turn. Was sticking left arm out and looking ahead for possible oncoming cars....and obviously not looking closely at the road. There was a divot or small hole in the pavement (I don't know how big but big enough) and apparently I went over it, and since I had weight on the right hood only, it caused the front wheel to turn suddenly and I went down. I don't know for sure my speed but it was likely 15-20 MPH, medium but not high. I landed on my right hip and right shoulder, rolled over and then minor bang to my head/helmet, I think I only rolled over once, and came to rest on the side of the road in some grass. The initial impact was on the pavement and was pretty hard. I was dazed for a minute or two, but all my friends reminded me to stay down and rest. I took about 5 minutes to gather myself. Other soft tissue injuries include skinning my left thumb tip and left palm (small area thanks to my gloves) and road rash on my right forearm and right hip.

The crash also hurt my bike, both hoods got banged up/twisted and the hood covers torn at the front. Saddle and bars twisted, but otherwise bike was ok. So after a few minutes I felt well enough to continue to ride. The only problem was that every time I tried to move my right arm (like going from drops to hoods) I got really bad pain at the tip of my shoulder. We went about 5 miles to the rest stop and I used the restroom to wash off my hands, and we finished the ride.

I got home and took 4 advil and 2 tylenol, put some nice frozen veggies on my shoulder, and went to get an Xray. Coincidentally I had agreed to drive my neighbor to get a CT scan so I drove him and got my Xray there, as above good news is nothing broken. Taking my jersey off was a challenge, I only had a half zipper and every time I tried to raise my right arm the pain was/is pretty bad.

I will have to look for some vodka to take tonight.
Ouch. Feel better soon.
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:08 PM
  #2819  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 44,909

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6058 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Tomorrow will be New Bike Day, but not for me -



The funny thing is that I wasn't the driving force on this. I was all for letting him save his money and pay for at least half of the bike, but the wife came to me yesterday and said that she thought that we should get him one for his bday tomorrow. Not too many geared 20-inchers out there, but this one seemed to be one of the better values available locally. He's going to love being able to shift.
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:14 PM
  #2820  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 44,909

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6058 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Nobody comes near my BIG $ jersey with scissors.
A medic cut the helmet straps off the helmet of one of our junior racers, after a crash. A brand new Evade. She was pissed. Claims she didn't even hit her head (maybe...).
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:17 PM
  #2821  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,395

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 268 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6121 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
both.
Ditto.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:18 PM
  #2822  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 44,909

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6058 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My helmet is not obviously crushed but given what happened I think I will look for a new one to be safe. It's a 4 year old Prevail which I really like. Unsure what I should get to replace it. Should I ask in the 41??
They still make the Prevail. Now with ANGi and MIPS!

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...=250934-162027
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:19 PM
  #2823  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 28,250

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 385 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8490 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Sorry to hear it. Good thing opioids are now so hard to come by in your area. Otherwise you might be tempted to take 1/2 of one. Seriously, feel better soon. At least the Saturn isn’t stick...or is it?
Saturn is stick and no power steering either. It did hurt a bit driving it, but I managed.
__________________
Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
never underestimate the idiocy of BF.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:19 PM
  #2824  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 44,909

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6058 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
On the shoulder? Or in the vodka??
Yes
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 07:22 PM
  #2825  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 28,250

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 385 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8490 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
They still make the Prevail. Now with ANGi and MIPS!

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...=250934-162027
That’s a Big $ helmet but I may still get it. Especially if I qualify for the 20% crash replacement discount.
__________________
Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
never underestimate the idiocy of BF.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.