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Forum: Great Lakes
01-28-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Speedskater

The Velodrome needs to do a real web page. The...

The Velodrome needs to do a real web page. The present one gets an 'F' grade.
11-10-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,664
Posted By Speedskater

More on the subject: Is having a high top...

More on the subject:

Is having a high top number (systolic) blood pressure, but a normal bottom number (diastolic) cause for concern?

Answers from Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D....
10-27-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,258
Posted By Speedskater

Ah, beepers and blood pressure. I saw the sports...

Ah, beepers and blood pressure. I saw the sports cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. The waiting room is huge and you get a beeper. So my blood pressure was way up as it always is in...
10-26-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,437
Posted By Speedskater

In electronics, aluminum is used to dissipate...

In electronics, aluminum is used to dissipate heat.
10-26-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,258
Posted By Speedskater

I agree with the paper 100 %. The nurse is...

I agree with the paper 100 %. The nurse is seldom interested in slowing down and doing a proper reading. Asking questions and taking other measurements almost at the same time. Add in perched on the...
10-26-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By Speedskater

Training and the Olympic Sports TV channel.

The new US Olympic Sports TV channel has many short feature programs. While it's sometimes had to tell from the program title, some of these programs are from high tech sports laboratories
08-25-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Speedskater

When I was doing audio/video at Cleveland Clinic...

When I was doing audio/video at Cleveland Clinic seminars, a doctor showed a photo of a patient out bear hunting a week after back surgery.
08-25-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,487
Posted By Speedskater

Common knowledge and viewpoints have changed a...

Common knowledge and viewpoints have changed a lot since this thread started some 13 years ago.
08-07-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Speedskater

To the east is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park:...

To the east is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park:
https://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm
Once in the park the road is level. There are long hills into the park.

To the west is flat farmland.
08-03-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,791
Posted By Speedskater

Those formulas like 220-age only come close when...

Those formulas like 220-age only come close when you look at the average of a very large number of people, tested under similar medical lab conditions.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
I'm age 75 and my...
07-31-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,521
Posted By Speedskater

Does anyone know how long it takes for a high...

Does anyone know how long it takes for a high fiber diet to have an impact on cholesterol?
A week, a month, a quarter, a year?
Conversely, what about ending a high fiber diet?
Forum: Great Lakes
06-30-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By Speedskater

Exactly. For the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics,...

Exactly. For the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, they just had test events at most if not all the venues. The down-hill ski venue is weird, it's not at a existing ski resort. It's purpose built race...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-26-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By Speedskater

It seems strange that any national organization...

It seems strange that any national organization would schedule a major event at an untested venue.
05-25-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By Speedskater

I have been using Zinc Oxide on my face, but...

I have been using Zinc Oxide on my face, but somehow it seems to get on my eyeglasses and it's hard to wash off.
Asked my Dermatologist and he suggested:

Doc Martin's of Maui Sunblock

Just...
05-21-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,782
Posted By Speedskater

Add me to the list. At age 75, I can bike,...

Add me to the list.
At age 75, I can bike, speedskate and go up stairs, but downstairs is another thing.
05-07-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By Speedskater

Last month I took my two grand-kids (10 & 13) on...

Last month I took my two grand-kids (10 & 13) on a bike ride. The 10 year old can speedskate almost as fast as me, the 13 year old can go real fast. But it took an hour to ride 8 miles. They had to...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-06-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By Speedskater

How long will it take the track to dry? It...

How long will it take the track to dry?
It could rain until 1AM Sunday. But all day Sunday it will be sunny and cold (below 50).
Forum: Great Lakes
05-06-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By Speedskater

A couple of weeks ago, some N. Ohio roller...

A couple of weeks ago, some N. Ohio roller skaters (inlines & quads) skated a marathon or 1/2 marathon at a small roller rink. I don't think the rink's track has ever been accurately measured so it...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-04-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By Speedskater

Now that it's May and time to go track cycling,...

Now that it's May and time to go track cycling, the wonderful April weather has disappeared. It looks like at least 10 days day in a row with temperatures in the low fifties and rain most days.
I'm...
05-02-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,593
Posted By Speedskater

I have a red LED on my seat bag, but the LED...

I have a red LED on my seat bag, but the LED doesn't have a vertical adjustment so it's not aimed at the horizon.
05-01-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Speedskater

Well I use: Spectra 360 electrode gel or ...

Well I use:
Spectra 360 electrode gel
or
buh-bump electrode cream

It's mostly a problem speedskating. Much more anaerobic with 1 to 3 minute accelerations. Don't think the wind flutter is much...
05-01-17, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By Speedskater

For a weekly group ride, my enthusiasm fades at...

For a weekly group ride, my enthusiasm fades at 45 minutes.
But for an annual long charity ride, then about 3 hours.
04-29-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Speedskater

I too have a problem with chest strap HRM's. I...

I too have a problem with chest strap HRM's. I have only tried a few, but as I approach 170 they jump to about 215.
04-28-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Speedskater

Gee, my pulse pressure is all over the place,...

Gee, my pulse pressure is all over the place, ranging from the mid thirties to the high sixties.
Last winter the sports cardiologist didn't mention it. Just said, come back in two years.
04-25-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,931
Posted By Speedskater

So we found a Curad sleeve at the drug store that...

So we found a Curad sleeve at the drug store that fits 13 to 14 inch knees and it was under $12.
04-15-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,015
Posted By Speedskater

What's a kickstand? It's an invitation to have...

What's a kickstand?
It's an invitation to have the bike knocked over.
It's a floor-space waster.
It's an added weight.
It's a rattle generator.
04-12-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Speedskater

One of our new adult speedskaters (age 47 & a...

One of our new adult speedskaters (age 47 & a sprinter) went in for his annual physical and came home with a pacemaker.
Three weeks later, he was back speedskating.
04-10-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,024
Posted By Speedskater

When I rode with my grand kids I used an...

When I rode with my grand kids I used an expendable bike. Riding with 4 to 9 year old's is a challenge. First I switched back to old fashioned toe clips, then I removed the toe clips and used...
04-09-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,386
Posted By Speedskater

I never say 'left' or 'right', way too many...

I never say 'left' or 'right', way too many people move the wrong way. I just say 'passing please' and let them figure it out.

Another topic is bells.
With younger people listening to their...
04-06-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Speedskater

Different heart rate monitors may measure brief...

Different heart rate monitors may measure brief periods differently. That is one may average over a few seconds and another over several seconds. Also your max heart rate will be different with...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By Speedskater

While I have never ridden there, I have friends...

While I have never ridden there, I have friends that have. The web-page lists May 1, as the start date.
I would like to get some of the speedskating kids to the velodrome classes. But most of them...
04-03-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,931
Posted By Speedskater

Copper-Fit lists 5 sizes and measures 5 inches...

Copper-Fit lists 5 sizes and measures 5 inches above the knee.

Zensah only lists 2 sizes and measures around the knee.

The problem with Copper-Fit is, they don't stock the small sixe.

The...
04-01-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Speedskater

One of my old buddies is speedskating on his new...

One of my old buddies is speedskating on his new 'triathlon' knee.
04-01-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,931
Posted By Speedskater

I don't think that Copper-Fit stocks small sized...

I don't think that Copper-Fit stocks small sized knee sleeves for my wife.
03-16-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Speedskater

NBC is now show a lot of minor sport's shows on...

NBC is now show a lot of minor sport's shows on the Universal HD channel. However it's often unclear what part of a multi-event competition they are showing. It's also unclear whether it's a new...
03-15-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Speedskater

It's not late June - July yet. ...

It's not late June - July yet.

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Also NBCSN is covering a lot more soccer/world football, so don't expect to see as much other sports coverage as in the past.
03-05-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Speedskater

"gsa" Yes, I really like your explanation better....

"gsa" Yes, I really like your explanation better. I didn't think it thru.
03-05-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Speedskater

The light probably has a Switch Mode Power Supply...

The light probably has a Switch Mode Power Supply to convert the DC battery voltage to a different DC voltage or maybe AC voltage. It does that by rapidly switching the battery voltage on & off, then...
03-02-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Speedskater

I have a Polar FT4 watch along with some old...

I have a Polar FT4 watch along with some old CatEye bike computers. I hate the FT4, it keeps losing connection with the chest strap. I'm sure that my max heart rate isn't 217. Electrode cream and/or...
03-02-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,906
Posted By Speedskater

I think that a bigger concern is correct...

I think that a bigger concern is correct adjustment. At the skating rinks, many of the kids helmets are way out of adjustment. It's not easy to correctly adjust a helmet. And then there is strap...
03-01-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Speedskater

I wrote: He reports that the speedskating max...

I wrote:
He reports that the speedskating max is crazy high compared to anything he see's in a bike race.

Later I watched the track cycling race from Los Angles. Some of the events probably have...
02-27-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Speedskater

Depending on what activity and how long you are...

Depending on what activity and how long you are doing it, your max heart rate will be all over the place.
A friend of mine was a serious short track ice speedskater. Now he is a serious master's...
02-25-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,610
Posted By Speedskater

a]Speedskating: This time of year, mostly at...

a]Speedskating:
This time of year, mostly at ice rinks and one roller rink.
In a couple of months (or maybe sooner) I'll move to the paths in the parks.

b] Downhill snow skiing.

c] Sailboat...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-25-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By Speedskater

Location?

Location?
02-12-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,303
Posted By Speedskater

Because more people can spell 'steel' correctly...

Because more people can spell 'steel' correctly than aluminum (or aluminium).
And I'm sometimes on that list.
01-30-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By Speedskater

Some (most?) pf the Polar units have coded chest...

Some (most?) pf the Polar units have coded chest straps. Which means that while other brands will read the Polar chest strap, the Polar unit won't read other chest straps.

My FT4 has been giving...
01-28-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,884
Posted By Speedskater

I like the small step size of close ratio rear...

I like the small step size of close ratio rear gears. The only way to to that is with a triple. Once I made the switch, I never looked back.
01-26-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By Speedskater

The younger grandson could ride without training...

The younger grandson could ride without training wheels before he was three. But he couldn't control the bike when he got off. So the training wheels remained on for 6 months and he still had some...
Replies: 32
Views: 7,086
Posted By Speedskater

The new PCA3 is much more accurate, but for most...

The new PCA3 is much more accurate, but for most men it's very expensive.
01-09-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,955
Posted By Speedskater

A quick follow-up on my Umbilical hernia surgery...

A quick follow-up on my Umbilical hernia surgery three weeks ago. It went extremely well, 2 hours after they wheeled me into surgery I was home eating a cheeseburger. Zero pain near the incision. At...
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