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04-14-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Don in Austin

Well...hit a little snag here after the boasting...

Well...hit a little snag here after the boasting in the original post! :mad:The 29th of March I went to PT and the PT tech FREAKED OUT! My incision had sprung a leak. :wtf: I went to the orthopedic...
03-25-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Don in Austin

I am not done yet! The challenge ahead will be...

I am not done yet! The challenge ahead will be walking up and down stairs with proper full steps. I insisted on being provided a continuous passive motion machine at the hospital and one to use at...
03-24-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Don in Austin

Total knee replacement 2-26-19, Rode 10 miles today.

Maybe I am extraordinarily lucky, but my recovery from knee replacement is much easier than everything I had heard and read. I guess it helps that I had a really good surgeon and he must have been...
07-08-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,876
Posted By Don in Austin

Right of way laws are fine. There is something...

Right of way laws are fine. There is something to be said for being aware of the what are very real risks and choosing to avoid them. This is not having a death wish, not making up rules.

Don
07-08-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,876
Posted By Don in Austin

Regardless of legal right-of-way, this was a...

Regardless of legal right-of-way, this was a really dumb move on the cyclist's part. Is assertion of theoretical right-of-way worth a death penalty?

Don in Austin
04-27-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Don in Austin

A friend of mine rides in a rural area where...

A friend of mine rides in a rural area where there unrestrained dogs that can be territorial and aggressive He got on the internet and found some "Law and order" vigilante supply website. He bought...
02-04-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,456
Posted By Don in Austin

But you should NOT use 220-age. That formula has...

But you should NOT use 220-age. That formula has been totally discredited for decades.

Don in Austin
01-25-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,456
Posted By Don in Austin

You need a mean pit bull at your heels for true...

You need a mean pit bull at your heels for true maximum! :lol::lol:
01-25-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,456
Posted By Don in Austin

Sad tp say, all too many cardiologists will say ...

Sad tp say, all too many cardiologists will say 220- your age!

Don
01-25-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,456
Posted By Don in Austin

It is terrible how much this bogus formula is...

It is terrible how much this bogus formula is referred to still! The cardiologist who came up with it disowned it decades ago.

Don in Austin
07-02-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,271
Posted By Don in Austin

amen to that!!

amen to that!!
07-02-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,271
Posted By Don in Austin

A really good orthopedic doc saved my left knee...

A really good orthopedic doc saved my left knee 15 years ago. So I thought I would have him fix my torn rotator cuff and mis-healed collar bone in my left shoulder. These were from ancient injuries...
06-11-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Don in Austin

I once bought a fork at swap meet and wanted to...

I once bought a fork at swap meet and wanted to put it on my bike to ride home. (threadless) I didn't have enough spacer thickness for the length of the fork so I recruited somebody to put all...
06-11-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By Don in Austin

You say you are on a lot of meds including hear...

You say you are on a lot of meds including hear meds. In this situation it is never a bad idea to do a strict review of this ac***ulation of meds and make sure you are only taking the ones that are...
06-11-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,840
Posted By Don in Austin

I know that is usually true, but it is usually...

I know that is usually true, but it is usually not true for me. In a group, when they are going fast and it is a little too much for me I get winded and fall behind. If I am on my own I can dial in...
06-03-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Don in Austin

I have a bike with butterfly/trekking bars and my...

I have a bike with butterfly/trekking bars and my hands LOVE them. I use MTB shifters and brake handles with no problem.

Don in Austin
05-21-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,724
Posted By Don in Austin

I know what is going on with the knee. It got...

I know what is going on with the knee. It got messed up 57 years ago. It was arthroscopically repaired about 15 years ago and is much better, but not perfect.

Bike riding is not my sole form of...
05-21-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,724
Posted By Don in Austin

Actually yes! There was a young guy at my gym...

Actually yes! There was a young guy at my gym who would get on the treadmill, turn it up to a high speed, and it seemed like his feet just glided and hardly impacted the belt. The owner of the gym...
05-21-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,724
Posted By Don in Austin

Hey Don, I just came back from your area! I went...

Hey Don, I just came back from your area! I went on one Potomac Pedalers group ride and rode a bunch on my own. You have nice trails all over the place!

I spent one day riding the subways to...
05-20-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,986
Posted By Don in Austin

I am pretty good at hills. I do it all with...

I am pretty good at hills. I do it all with gearing, 50:34frt/11:36 rear. I never even learned to stand up!

And I don't clip in, so if I do stall out is not so disastrous -- both in terms of...
05-20-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,724
Posted By Don in Austin

Anybody else ride pretty well but can't walk let alone go down stairs worth crap?

71 year old ****-athlete here. Sudden cardiac arrest slowed me down two and half years ago, but I have come back pretty well. No centuries lately, but I can ride 40 miles with "B" youngsters. And...
05-18-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By Don in Austin

Review: MKS Lambda / Grip King Pedals...

Review: MKS Lambda / Grip King Pedals (http://bicycletimesmag.com/review-mks-lambda-grip-king-pedals/)

I have three sets of these on three bikes and have used them exclusively for a few years. ...
04-22-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Don in Austin

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/587116-fou...

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/587116-found-nice-trail.html#post19530857

Here is the original post you made in 2009. And I said talked about coming to check it out.

Well, I plant to...
04-22-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Don in Austin

OK!!! Almost EIGHT YEARS later, we are making...

OK!!! Almost EIGHT YEARS later, we are making this trip. Will be flying out May 9th, returning May 16th. I will send my bike on bikeflights.com. I am happy to have checked up on you and find you...
02-22-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By Don in Austin

I organized a couple of weekly rides on Austin...

I organized a couple of weekly rides on Austin Cyclist Meetup. I had to get somebody who was already an organizer give me organizer status. Do you have any cycling Meetup groups where you live?
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02-05-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,013
Posted By Don in Austin

Years ago i bought one of these Mountain Bike |...

Years ago i bought one of these Mountain Bike | Bike Activity | Bike Review: Schwinn S-15 26-Inch Aluminum Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike...
02-05-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,143
Posted By Don in Austin

It is not illegal in Austin (except for two...

It is not illegal in Austin (except for two specific areas) but as far as I am concerned when you ride on the sidewalk you waive all right-of-way privilege. I do ring my bell as a courtesy and then...
02-04-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,203
Posted By Don in Austin

Several years ago when I was just getting back...

Several years ago when I was just getting back into cycling this old fart in his 60s and my friend David in his 50s were SO proud of ourselves for riding up the Mt. Bonnell hill earlier on our ride. ...
02-04-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By Don in Austin

It can be a tiny piece of wire or thorn, etc. and...

It can be a tiny piece of wire or thorn, etc. and be very hard to see. If all else fails just by a new tire. You can mark the tire with White-Out at the valve core to let you know where to inspect...
02-04-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,203
Posted By Don in Austin

Most embarrasing/humiliating thing you have ever done on your bike?

I am 70 years old so I have done a few. When I was in grade school I was an avid reader. Riding home on the bike reading a book I had just got out of the library. The only reason the front wheel...
01-27-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Don in Austin

Teach me about electronic shifting.

I am getting interested in putting this on a bike. While I am pretty good at doing my own mechanic work, I don't know a thing about electronic shifting. So I have two real basic questions that...
04-06-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,203
Posted By Don in Austin

Yes! I just put Gatorskin 700x25 folding on one...

Yes! I just put Gatorskin 700x25 folding on one of my bikes and it took a little bit. But it is never that hard afterwards. Since they don't get many flats hopefully you won't have to test that!
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12-13-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Don in Austin

You need a new doc if he believes that formula. ...

You need a new doc if he believes that formula. It has been thoroughly discredited.

Don in Austin
11-19-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,937
Posted By Don in Austin

But you forgot about the snarling Pit Bull...

But you forgot about the snarling Pit Bull chasing you! Now THAT is max!

Don in Austin
Forum: Texas
03-20-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Don in Austin

http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Cycling-Meetup/ ...

http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Cycling-Meetup/

https://www.austincycling.org/rides/hostedRides

Don in Austin
02-22-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,712
Posted By Don in Austin

Starbucks has a corporate policy no bikes in the...

Starbucks has a corporate policy no bikes in the drive-through. One good reason I don't patronize them. In Austin we have lots of locally owned coffee shops, many with drive-throughs. They are...
02-05-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Don in Austin

I have been following him for some time and am a...

I have been following him for some time and am a big fan.

Don in Austin
01-07-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By Don in Austin

That standard calculation has been established to...

That standard calculation has been established to be worthless.

Don in Austin
01-05-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Don in Austin

I take lisinopril also. It is a relatively...

I take lisinopril also. It is a relatively benign blood pressure med. It does not impose a rev limiter on your heart like beta blockers do, and by relaxing and opening up blood vessels can help you...
01-03-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Don in Austin

Sounds like the home health rehab care that my...

Sounds like the home health rehab care that my insurance was going to pay for. About all they did was have you move your feet around and maybe lift one leg and then another. At one point we walked...
01-03-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Don in Austin

I agree with you. You know, I have been all over...

I agree with you. You know, I have been all over the internet googling for post cardiac arrest rehab and similar. I can find NOTHING that I feels applies to the program I need to get back into...
01-03-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Don in Austin

Let's hear from heart attack survivors!

The evening of Oct. 22nd I was on a group ride and they tell me I just fell over at an intersection where we regroup. 68 years old with no warning, not overweight, good blood chemistry as far as...
12-13-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,276
Posted By Don in Austin

Someone "keenly aware" of their surroundings has...

Someone "keenly aware" of their surroundings has to be pretty foolhardy to roll through a stop sign in front of a cop.

Don in Austin
11-27-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By Don in Austin

Work shoes and platform pedals. ...

Work shoes and platform pedals.



Thanks, Don
11-27-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By Don in Austin

Back on the bike after heart attack? Tell me your story.

Age 67. On the beginning of a group ride I keeled over at an intersection about the third week of October. A fellow rider jumped on my chest and beat the hell out of it, someone else called EMS who...
10-17-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By Don in Austin

More that the guy was riding like an idiot. Now...

More that the guy was riding like an idiot. Now the clothing I don't consider relevant, headphones don't do much for his safety.

Don in Austin
10-05-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,682
Posted By Don in Austin

My favorite LBS does not seem to hold it against...

My favorite LBS does not seem to hold it against me that I do my own work. The manager entered my information in the computer for 20% off on parts, tires and tubes, nutrition, and the rare instance...
08-22-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,410
Posted By Don in Austin

You will burn more fat above this so-called fat...

You will burn more fat above this so-called fat burning zone, just not as high a percentage. If you search "fat burning zone" you will find many links where the "fat burning zone" is discredited.
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08-22-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,410
Posted By Don in Austin

I hit 176 at age 64. Formula is worthless. ...

I hit 176 at age 64. Formula is worthless. Maximum, means ABSOLUTE maximum, no amount of exertion can make it go faster.

Don in Austin
08-19-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By Don in Austin

Refreshing sensible! Don in Austin

Refreshing sensible!

Don in Austin
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