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03-23-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,527
Posted By rob214

I try and plan my vacations with cycling in mind....

I try and plan my vacations with cycling in mind. it has worked out really well for me I just started cycling 3 years ago I can't believe what I was missing. this years vacation will be with the Mtb.
03-05-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,610
Posted By rob214

I can't run anymore and I have grown to hate...

I can't run anymore and I have grown to hate lifting weights. cycling provides physical and mental outlet like I haven't had in years
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By rob214

lots of good riding here, lots of clubs....

lots of good riding here, lots of clubs. depending on your speed / fitness there are casual to full on race groups. check out facebook pages for. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SugarRushCycling/...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By rob214

[QUOTE=Campag4life;20768846]You're a goner. I...

[QUOTE=Campag4life;20768846]You're a goner.
I don't even notice a change to my breathing on the bike until my HR hits about 165 bpm or so.

at 165 HR I would be dead, my max HR is 145 my resting...
12-23-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,449
Posted By rob214

my group of friends and I did a slow ride...

my group of friends and I did a slow ride Saturday, 42 miles at a 13mph av. we rode casually stopped at a local brewery then a coffee stop and then a beer garden before heading home. took about 6...
12-22-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,549
Posted By rob214

3 years ago I had a stroke, 56 now. also I...

3 years ago I had a stroke, 56 now. also I started riding road bikes since my stroke and it's helped a bunch. also a brain trauma such as a stroke is never mild and always affects you. I never had an...
11-26-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,884
Posted By rob214

I'm 56 slightly overweight and have an average...

I'm 56 slightly overweight and have an average resting HR of 42. my max HR is 145. my dad is the same, my brother is not and his resting HR is about 60. I think it's hereditary and doesn't amount to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By rob214

life360 is my favorite.

life360 is my favorite.
09-26-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,252
Posted By rob214

I know the route and some of the riders you...

I know the route and some of the riders you pointed out on the levee, as with all things you might consider this..... perhaps they are jerks? perhaps they are shy and not able to work conversations...
09-17-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,449
Posted By rob214

I think slow is a relative term, I feel I ride...

I think slow is a relative term, I feel I ride slow. I'm an 18 mph average rider. I'm the slow guy in my friend group and always getting hassled. I love it. my friends push me to workout harder. when...
09-12-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By rob214

last set I got almost 4000 miles, this set I'm...

last set I got almost 4000 miles, this set I'm only on 2000 + or -. so I'm hopeful for the same mileage
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-18, 04:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,080
Posted By rob214

I never ride alone, I'm always the slowest, I try...

I never ride alone, I'm always the slowest, I try to keep up and I'm getting faster but the guys I ride with just get faster still. but I always get a workout and always have fun. I love group rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By rob214

I've been using the Vivoactive 3 for 2 months now...

I've been using the Vivoactive 3 for 2 months now and love it.
09-01-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,348
Posted By rob214

ok, yes but I was just pointing out if you DO...

ok, yes but I was just pointing out if you DO take your BP right after it's not your normal bp reading, that's all
rob
09-01-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,348
Posted By rob214

not sure if this has been suggested but when...

not sure if this has been suggested but when taking your BP after exercise you are supposed to wait about 45 minutes to an hour.
09-01-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,849
Posted By rob214

my mtn bike is in the garage with the dirt bikes...

my mtn bike is in the garage with the dirt bikes and the road bike is in the house. but like others have said if this is a problem there maybe other core problems in this relationship. sorry
I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,633
Posted By rob214

I have EEEE feet and am using giro, they're ok...

I have EEEE feet and am using giro, they're ok but would really love wider shoes. I wish shoe manufacturers would make athletic shoes instead of formal dress shoes. I might try sidi mega next. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,286
Posted By rob214

just the opposite the cool weather makes me want...

just the opposite the cool weather makes me want to ride, my bike has lights on that I never take off. I'm ready to ride anytime anywhere I can. I hate the heat and ride way more in fall, winter,...
08-19-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By rob214

I suck at hills or mountains but I love hills and...

I suck at hills or mountains but I love hills and mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,325
Posted By rob214

I have always been an athlete and 3 years ago I...

I have always been an athlete and 3 years ago I had a stroke, I'm now on meds and my BP is 130 / 77 most days. problem is most young folks only go to the doctors visit when we're sick so I had no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By rob214

I spent a lot of time reading the blog of...

I spent a lot of time reading the blog of November bicycle, it takes time yes but I got lots of insight for my Wheelset selection, I have ordered a set and don’t have them yet but for some really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By rob214

thanks smashndash

thanks smashndash
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By rob214

thanks guys for the info on November wheels, I've...

thanks guys for the info on November wheels, I've spent the last few days reading their website, I'm really getting hooked on the idea of the HED wheels with DT Swiss hubs. more reading and once I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By rob214

the questions I suppose would be would you...

the questions I suppose would be
would you buy them again
are they worth the price
durable, stay true, what you expected
light enough, handle well

rob
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By rob214

[SPOILER] again thank for this info. why...

[SPOILER]

again thank for this info.
why would I ask these questions? because while searching these forums I've found tons of info on all different brands and was curious about Shimano, I've seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By rob214

thanks for the link

thanks for the link
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By rob214

Shimano wheel advice

I ride a giant tcr advance 2, the majority of my riding is flat to rolling hills here in southern Louisiana. about 500 miles per month, my average pace is 18mph. I really need to get a new wheel set...
07-27-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By rob214

hello I just spent weeks reading almost...

hello I just spent weeks reading almost everything dc rainmaker wrote on wearables and smart watches, long story short. I settled on the Garmin Vivoactive 3. it had what I needed and plays nicely...
07-25-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By rob214

ride my age, since I started riding 2 years ago...

ride my age, since I started riding 2 years ago my goals is/was 500 miles per month. I love when I get over 500 I'm happy and I try not to beat myself up when I don't.
06-26-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By rob214

you might just want to ride more and get...

you might just want to ride more and get stronger, my riding buddy is 76 and he's faster than I am on the hills and I'm 20 years younger. it's about fitness and saddle time.
06-01-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,720
Posted By rob214

I'll be 56 tomorrow and I love my TCR, had a defy...

I'll be 56 tomorrow and I love my TCR, had a defy before and I really love the tcr.
05-12-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,764
Posted By rob214

I hate looking at myself in the mirror, 5'10" 182...

I hate looking at myself in the mirror, 5'10" 182 lbs and I've got the old man belly no matter how hard I try it won't go away. last year at this time I was 200 lbs and while I feel better and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,870
Posted By rob214

did that last year won't do it again, no fun, to...

did that last year won't do it again, no fun, to much work to freaking hot. I live in the New Orleans area so hot is HOT.
04-21-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,822
Posted By rob214

1 weighed 200 lbs 1.5 years ago when I started...

1 weighed 200 lbs 1.5 years ago when I started cycling , now I'm at 185 consistently. during the summer I got down to 175 but then the holidays and a lot of bad weather meant I went from 500 miles...
04-21-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 70,619
Posted By rob214

my longest ride, 103miles

my longest ride, 103miles
04-09-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By rob214

lol :thumb:

lol :thumb:
04-08-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By rob214

my birthday was in the middle of the week and my...

my birthday was in the middle of the week and my friends was in the middle of the next week so we combined our ages and got all our friends tougher for Saturday group ride of 95 miles. lots of fun
03-21-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By rob214

thanks for sharing your story, my prayers for...

thanks for sharing your story, my prayers for you.
rob
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By rob214

I've only been cycling for 2 years and this is...

I've only been cycling for 2 years and this is just a noob's opinion, get a bag you like and that holds what you want to cart around but whatever bag you do get make sure it has a strap or 2 that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-18, 04:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
Posted By rob214

I ride 500 miles per month, so 125 miles per week...

I ride 500 miles per month, so 125 miles per week at least 5 days per week
02-28-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,009
Posted By rob214

I very rarely ride alone. I love riding with my...

I very rarely ride alone. I love riding with my friends, who all happen to be way faster than me. they train and I try and keep up. I do lots of supported rides and at least 2 centuries a year. so I...
02-18-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,239
Posted By rob214

in the last 6 months I've gotten 6 flats and...

in the last 6 months I've gotten 6 flats and handed out at least 4 tubes on rides. I buy them by the dozen and always bring one on rides. I've never had to worry about how long I've had a tube in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,401
Posted By rob214

after reading this thread I weighted my bike,...

after reading this thread I weighted my bike, after my morning ride, still had some water in the water bottles and dirt and grit from the rainy ride on it. giant TCR, advanced 2 on my scale 22.3 lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,807
Posted By rob214

ditto rob

ditto

rob
01-20-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By rob214

God is good! It's been a long road, glad I'm...

God is good!

It's been a long road, glad I'm able to pedal down it!

yes he is!
2 1/2 years post stroke and better than I've been in years. I'm averaging 500 miles per month now and loving life...
01-20-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By rob214

heart rates are genetic, my max HR is 145, I was...

heart rates are genetic, my max HR is 145, I was born that way, my dad is that way but my brother is not. I've been to 2 stress test and both times could not get the medical staff to understand that...
01-19-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,623
Posted By rob214

no one has ever thought of me as being hot, so...

no one has ever thought of me as being hot, so you got me there.
my life motto has always been "if the woman don't find me handsome at least they can find me handy"
rob
01-18-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,418
Posted By rob214

I live in southern Louisiana so I'm usually done...

I live in southern Louisiana so I'm usually done by 11am or ride at night. high temp is not the issue it's usually how I feel that day after work. I'm a welder so I spend a lot of days being hot. now...
01-15-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,623
Posted By rob214

funny stuff guys, oh I really don't care what she...

funny stuff guys, oh I really don't care what she thinks of me because I feel I look better than most 55 year olds anyway. she doesn't intend it to be mean or offend me but thinks it's funny that I...
01-14-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,623
Posted By rob214

Does your significant other laugh.......

at you when you dress for your ride? as an over 50 I guess I've lost my boyish body and when I put on my cycling gear my wife chuckles at me, I can hear her lol'ing. a friend of mine gave me a one...
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