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03-07-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,149
Posted By Champlaincycler

"My Max rates jumped to as high as 197 with the...

"My Max rates jumped to as high as 197 with the average of these in the mid 180s. I did not notice any shortness of breath or fatigue or other indicators of heart issues so without the HRM I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,178
Posted By Champlaincycler

Diverge with 38's will be fine. I ride an easy...

Diverge with 38's will be fine. I ride an easy solo century each summer as a birthday ride. I'm old (68) with a creaky neck , wide tires and future shock sure do make for a comfy ride. I bought 32's...
02-05-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,149
Posted By Champlaincycler

I have a Kurt Kinetic that I use every other day...

I have a Kurt Kinetic that I use every other day for 45 minutes or so. I watch HIIT training sessions on youtube. I do alternate days with a rowing machine that I much prefer, also do youtube...
01-02-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By Champlaincycler

I believe the trail is mostly roads and the trail...

I believe the trail is mostly roads and the trail is simply signage and some markings to alert motorists that bikes may be on the road. JPPE, you rode some of the northern section on the FANY ride . ...
01-01-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By Champlaincycler

Got my first 20 miles of 2021 in today. 30...

Got my first 20 miles of 2021 in today. 30 degrees with some hints of sunshine and very little wind. I'll ride down to mid 20's or so but the sun has to be shining and wind needs to be minimal. I'm...
12-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Champlaincycler

Hope you gave him a wave of thanks. I ride with...

Hope you gave him a wave of thanks. I ride with mirrors and whenever I see someone move far left to pass me or hang back to let an oncoming car go by before passing they get a big wave of thanks....
10-16-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,624
Posted By Champlaincycler

I don't stand very often, but I do have 3...

I don't stand very often, but I do have 3 sections of my loops where I commit to standing and busting it. They are each about 3/4 of a mile and slightly uphill. Just do it to use different muscles...
10-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,354
Posted By Champlaincycler

I love those things, first saw one about 5 years...

I love those things, first saw one about 5 years back in a campground. Just can't justify the dollars given I've 2 bikes, a kayak, sailboat, skis etc. But, I've a lot of neck and back issues and its...
09-08-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By Champlaincycler

Wife and I have a small travel trailer , a...

Wife and I have a small travel trailer , a Casita, and have some experience. I'd not recommend a rack that grabs the rear bumper of an RV. Those bumpers are usually not meant to hold racks although...
08-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By Champlaincycler

Can't chime in on the 1x vs 2x discussion except...

Can't chime in on the 1x vs 2x discussion except to say that the Diverge 2x is 48/32. I've a Diverge 2x and I like that I can stay in my big chainring longer without shifting . 1x sounds interesting...
08-11-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By Champlaincycler

My Diverge came with 38's. Don't think you could...

My Diverge came with 38's. Don't think you could go much bigger though, rear wheel is close to the seatpost.
08-11-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,271
Posted By Champlaincycler

Buy it. I got back into cycling some 15 years...

Buy it. I got back into cycling some 15 years ago, riding a early 80's Trek. When I knew that I was going to stick with riding, I bought a $2k Trek and rode it for 5 years . It was not sized well...
08-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,758
Posted By Champlaincycler

Don't have one, but I am a fan of e-bikes. See...

Don't have one, but I am a fan of e-bikes. See lots of people having fun. Some of them are ,in essence, scooters. Lots of older people that have not ridden bikes, mopeds or motorcycles out on the...
08-09-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm now 68 and have noticed my upper body...

I'm now 68 and have noticed my upper body strength is not what it was. I've never lifted weights even during my football and wrestling days, but I was pretty strong. I bought a rower on Craigslist...
08-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,448
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm not worried as long as I'm on a real road....

I'm not worried as long as I'm on a real road. Somebody's going to come by and i know I can walk for a few hours if I have to. BTW, I always carry a spare tube, patches, 2 CO2 cartridges' a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,274
Posted By Champlaincycler

My understanding of the Whiteface Toll Road is...

My understanding of the Whiteface Toll Road is that it is for cars only until 6 pm. when it closes and bicyclists can then sneak around the gate for a ride up. Maybe the Lake Placid guys could...
06-26-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,566
Posted By Champlaincycler

Similar to Oakman, my story involves a red tailed...

Similar to Oakman, my story involves a red tailed hawk.
Slight downhill, going 22-24 mph, must have spooked the hawk that rose up from a roadside ditch. Never saw him until it began to rise and beat...
06-08-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm in awe of those that ride 5-10 thousand a...

I'm in awe of those that ride 5-10 thousand a year into their 70's and 80's. It has to end though and it should not mean that you're not among the most fit for your age group. If you rode 2K per...
06-01-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By Champlaincycler

Too funny, but true. Civil war, WW2, old sailing...

Too funny, but true. Civil war, WW2, old sailing novels etc. I think it's about investigating how we got to where we are and giving understanding to injustices that remain, at least for me. Hard to...
06-01-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Champlaincycler

" I also changed the saddle height from 84.5" to...

" I also changed the saddle height from 84.5" to 82" from center-of-crank to top of saddle, measured along the axis of the seat tube"

Wow, are you saying that you dropped your seat 2.5 inches? I...
05-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,190
Posted By Champlaincycler

So here's some of my experience with bike shops....

So here's some of my experience with bike shops. If I call and ask for some service and say that it's not urgent, or if there's some sort of recall, they will sometimes promise a return call when...
11-19-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,908
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm 67, rode 2300 miles this year Many here, my...

I'm 67, rode 2300 miles this year Many here, my age and older have done lots more. Cycling will be one of the last things I give up. Sold my sailboat last year, just too old and stiff to be...
09-22-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,801
Posted By Champlaincycler

Not many MUP's around me and I try to avoid them...

Not many MUP's around me and I try to avoid them when away, but I accept that a Mup usually means riding a lot slower.

That being said, all the gripes about MUP's reminds me of the old Yogi Berra...
07-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks for all the great pics and ride reports. ...

Thanks for all the great pics and ride reports. You are an exceptional rider, and I'm taken by your wife's willingness to support and find some things to do on her own while you're riding. I think...
06-17-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Champlaincycler

Cassette stutter

Beginning mechanic but trying hard to learn more, read the bike mechanics forum all the time.

A friend had his bike worked on by a LBS, new rear wheel, tire, tube, cassette and chain all to the...
06-01-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By Champlaincycler

Wow, thanks for the video link. Didn't know...

Wow, thanks for the video link. Didn't know there was footage available and , not knowing the story, did not know about Major Taylor's biography. Its now on my reading list.

Thanks
05-31-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By Champlaincycler

The World's Fastest Man

https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Fastest-Man-Extraordinary-Americas/dp/1501192590/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=the+worlds+fastest+man&qid=1558656015&s=books&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1

Anyone else read this book?...
04-28-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 40,333
Posted By Champlaincycler

Very, I live in Essex about 10 miles north of...

Very, I live in Essex about 10 miles north of Westport and you'll likely ride past my home. Didn't realize the FANY ride was coming through eastern NY. Fair Haven is in Vermont, how does that fit...
04-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 40,333
Posted By Champlaincycler

I look out my window at Lake Champlain, all rides...

I look out my window at Lake Champlain, all rides begin and end with a brief ride along the lake.
01-26-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By Champlaincycler

Heloooo.........said loudly but not yelling. ...

Heloooo.........said loudly but not yelling. Followed by "hope I didn't scare you " as I go by.

Works for me, I gave up on bells. No MUPS around here and any pedestrians are walking on country...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,398
Posted By Champlaincycler

This is not a future shock issue, its about the...

This is not a future shock issue, its about the collar on the steering tube on bikes that have future shock. I get it that some of the bike sophisticates just hate FS, but that's really not the...
01-17-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,869
Posted By Champlaincycler

It is on models with the future schock. Does not...

It is on models with the future schock. Does not have to do with future shock per se. As I understand, its a replacement of the steerer tube collar, seems it degrades after being sweated on for a...
12-06-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,211
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've looked for those and just can't find them. ...

I've looked for those and just can't find them. Early 70's riding home from bartending at 3 a.m they were great. Something about a rotating light really draws attention. I'm retired now, but I used...
12-06-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,849
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've always stepped over the rear wheel and...

I've always stepped over the rear wheel and saddle. Now that I've lost some flex, I need to lay the bike a bit to the side but still mount the same. Toughest for me is mounting my bike on the...
08-28-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,137
Posted By Champlaincycler

I taught High School and when the kids referred...

I taught High School and when the kids referred to me as old, reply was " If you're lucky , it will happen to you ". I spend my days now doing things that remind me how lucky I am.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By Champlaincycler

And get back with a report for us.

And get back with a report for us.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,730
Posted By Champlaincycler

I had a mid eighties Trek with an oval crank, a...

I had a mid eighties Trek with an oval crank, a triple upfront. I liked it, but as I aged the frame became too long for me. It always had shifting issues. Best part was that it was a great crank...
05-30-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By Champlaincycler

I do the easy stuff, change out a chain and...

I do the easy stuff, change out a chain and sprocket, adjust derailleurs and cable tension. Cables, bottom brackets, hydraulic discs, truing, etc are just beyond what I want to learn. I could, but...
05-13-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By Champlaincycler

This is great stuff. Thanks for the suggestions.

This is great stuff. Thanks for the suggestions.
01-31-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By Champlaincycler

Are you sure you can fit tires more then 38 or...

Are you sure you can fit tires more then 38 or so? I bought a carbon diverge this past summer and it comes with 38's, although they're probably closer to 36's. Doesn't look like their's much space...
01-27-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,929
Posted By Champlaincycler

Used to be 6'1, now closer to 5'11. What kills...

Used to be 6'1, now closer to 5'11. What kills me is that my new Dr. just told me that my BMI is on the high side, yet my weight (190) has been the same for 20 years. Same person, just a bit...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,684
Posted By Champlaincycler

Whiteface is open for a fee, but it is full of...

Whiteface is open for a fee, but it is full of cars. Sorry, I misspoke.

Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway | Whiteface Mountain...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,684
Posted By Champlaincycler

Whiteface is closed to cyclists, although you can...

Whiteface is closed to cyclists, although you can sneak on after they close at 6 or 7 p.m. Its a toll road for cars, like Mt. Washington. Oddly, the Adirondacks don't have a lot of serious climbs...
01-22-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Champlaincycler

Chainring clocking?

I bought a Diverge Comp last spring, really like it. Sometime late October, I was 10 miles down a dirt road and the chain slid off on the inside of front chainrings and became real stuck. Had my...
01-13-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,527
Posted By Champlaincycler

Check this out . A poster here turned me on to...

Check this out . A poster here turned me on to this and in my experience he's right. At 150 lbs., you can go a lot lower if you choose to. Worth a try before you sell the tires. Read it and do...
01-13-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,527
Posted By Champlaincycler

I have the opposite problem, 28's slightly too...

I have the opposite problem, 28's slightly too large in the front but fine in the rear. I love the ride that 28's give so I lower the air pressure enough so they work. What pressure are you riding,...
12-22-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,597
Posted By Champlaincycler

blue is the fastest https://nyti.ms/2kX6nrW

blue is the fastest

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12-10-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,030
Posted By Champlaincycler

I agree that Phys Ed Classes would be a good...

I agree that Phys Ed Classes would be a good start. They tend to introduce more activities now than just traditional sports. Another thought is Drivers Education classes in HS. Even students that...
12-04-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,272
Posted By Champlaincycler

I had some years with periodic swelling of joints...

I had some years with periodic swelling of joints for no good reason, chaulked it up to age. Never in my toe. Finally had a knee swell to the point that I needed to use a cane, had it drained and...
10-17-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,604
Posted By Champlaincycler

I had dings and scratches, some rust on a steel...

I had dings and scratches, some rust on a steel bike that I recently sold. Went to a decent auto shop that had infinite colors of spray cans. They matched the color well and I bought a can of...
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