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05-20-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By racethenation

That's awesome!!

That's awesome!!
05-20-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,051
Posted By racethenation

I get the feeling that we are talking about...

I get the feeling that we are talking about varying degrees of cadence versus powering through a ride. The reality is the some are better suited for cadence, and some are better suited for mashing. ...
05-17-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,251
Posted By racethenation

I had the same problem in 2008 after dropping 60...

I had the same problem in 2008 after dropping 60 pounds in 9 months. I had a very successful gallbladder removal, but I am not the person you should listen to. I was doing moderate walking after a...
05-16-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By racethenation

Hello Again

I spent a good bit of time on here a few years ago. Then I got busy and my riding slowed down, and then stopped altogether. Unfortunately, I regained most of the weight that I had lost. I am in...
Forum: Touring
07-21-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By racethenation

I started with mapmyride when it was totally...

I started with mapmyride when it was totally free. They have been through a few versions of their mapping tool, and each one has gotten more buggy. I typically now use bikely.com for most route...
07-12-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,873
Posted By racethenation

Don't worry. We will help you with this...

Don't worry. We will help you with this sickness.:D
07-10-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By racethenation

I had lake canoed several times growing up. I had...

I had lake canoed several times growing up. I had even fished out of a canoe with another guy a few times on the lake. It took me about 15 seconds the first time I went river canoeing to figure out...
07-07-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,042
Posted By racethenation

Thanks for the report Neil. If touring is half...

Thanks for the report Neil. If touring is half as interesting as you make it sound, I am sure that I will have a great time when I finally get around to doing it.
07-07-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,873
Posted By racethenation

This is where I had to learn the hard way as...

This is where I had to learn the hard way as well. In the same way that you can save a few dollars buying a bike online that may or may not fit, shoes are the same way. If you have a Fleet Feet (or...
07-06-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,873
Posted By racethenation

I started running a year ago (after I had lost...

I started running a year ago (after I had lost about 50 pounds) I started pretty close to where you are. I had been walking a descent amount so I thought that I could run some. The first day, I...
07-06-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By racethenation

+1 I did not start adding any type of snack to...

+1
I did not start adding any type of snack to the middle of a ride until I started getting longer than 30 miles (about 2 hours). Even then, it is a fine line between keeping energized and undoing...
07-04-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By racethenation

It's ok, I broke my spoke and yours too last...

It's ok, I broke my spoke and yours too last year. You should be covered.:thumb:
07-04-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By racethenation

As you and I spoke about on the phone, I have...

As you and I spoke about on the phone, I have begun looking at my first tour. It is still a ways off, but I am amazed at the level of preparation that is going to be needed to pull off a tour like...
07-01-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By racethenation

It is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, but yeah the stuff...

It is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, but yeah the stuff works pretty well. I saw how well it worked for diaper rash, and came to the conclusion that it was essentially the same problem.
06-29-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By racethenation

That sounds like a blast! I keep entertaining...

That sounds like a blast! I keep entertaining the idea, but I know that right now it would just be an expensive day of me riding around by myself after I got dropped.
06-29-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By racethenation

Great job! When I was building mileage last...

Great job! When I was building mileage last year, it seems like I had to add just a mile or two at a time until I got up to 20, and then after that, I could add 5 or more miles at a time without...
06-29-09, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By racethenation

I have played many sports throughout my life, but...

I have played many sports throughout my life, but now I run about twice a week. Usually 3 miles at a time. I also chase an 8 year old, a 4 year old, and a 1 year old around constantly.
06-23-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By racethenation

I know that some people will shudder, but I don't...

I know that some people will shudder, but I don't patch tubes. To me life is too short, and riding time is too hard to work into the family schedule to fool with patched up tubes. One of the LBS...
06-23-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By racethenation

I have this discussion a lot with the friend that...

I have this discussion a lot with the friend that I ride with the most. I have about 100 pounds and 6 inches on him. He is a stand while climbing type of rider, and I am a sit there and spin kind...
06-23-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,247
Posted By racethenation

Only the occasional gnat for me, but I have...

Only the occasional gnat for me, but I have almost wrecked once when I got hit by a dragon fly.
06-23-09, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By racethenation

The aero bars will help a ton, but be prepared to...

The aero bars will help a ton, but be prepared to retrain the way that you ride. It is a whole different set of muscles that is used. I started off just using mine during the down hills, and I have...
06-23-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By racethenation

That is a long swim for that distance run. I...

That is a long swim for that distance run. I thought the sprint tri here was bad with it's 400m swim with it's 3 mile run. What's worse is that the bike is only 6 miles. I think my wife is going...
06-22-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By racethenation

Side gusts are my big concern. I don't like any...

Side gusts are my big concern. I don't like any strong wind, but when it is gusting from the side, I am always afraid an ill timed gust will put me into traffic. Otherwise, I don't have a specific...
06-22-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By racethenation

Great job man! I take it there were no flat tire...

Great job man! I take it there were no flat tire issues?
06-21-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By racethenation

All I can say is wow! That would be a tough...

All I can say is wow! That would be a tough challenge, but you are off to great start, so keep up the great work.
06-15-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,852
Posted By racethenation

The problem is that ped traffic and bike traffic...

The problem is that ped traffic and bike traffic don't mix any better than bikes and cars do. The local MUP's here are divided with bikes and one side and peds on the other. The problem is that...
06-06-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,167
Posted By racethenation

+1

+1
06-06-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By racethenation

Great article! Keep up the great work. I know...

Great article! Keep up the great work. I know that it is easy to let life get in the way of goals, but keep pushing through it.
06-01-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By racethenation

I am not disagreeing with your vote for a heart...

I am not disagreeing with your vote for a heart monitor, but my Cateye Strada with Cadence was $30.
05-27-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By racethenation

The cheapest solution to this in my opinion would...

The cheapest solution to this in my opinion would be to take your rear wheel to a good wheel builder and have them use your existing hub and build a new wheel with a Velocity Deep V rim and new...
05-26-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,312
Posted By racethenation

I just haven't heard anything out of you lately. ...

I just haven't heard anything out of you lately. Wondering how you are doing?
05-25-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,381
Posted By racethenation

Turns out my cold was actually tonsillitis. I...

Turns out my cold was actually tonsillitis. I got two goods days of antibiotics in me from Saturday morning to this morning and decided to run anyway.:innocent: I had originally been aiming for a...
05-22-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,823
Posted By racethenation

This would be me. 6'0" (formerly 6'1") and 258...

This would be me. 6'0" (formerly 6'1") and 258 pounds. 34 years old for a few more weeks.
05-22-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,381
Posted By racethenation

I and about 2000 other people will be running the...

I and about 2000 other people will be running the Cotton Row 10k road race in Huntsville Monday morning. Right now, I am trying desperately to get over this cold that I have so that I will be able...
05-18-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By racethenation

Great job man! That had to be tough.

Great job man! That had to be tough.
05-12-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,891
Posted By racethenation

How could you limit yourself to just one? I am...

How could you limit yourself to just one? I am thinking I need a new garage for all the bikes that I would have if money were no object. N+1 you know.
05-12-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,232
Posted By racethenation

I am really thinking about our local road race in...

I am really thinking about our local road race in July for that reason. However, I can't decide if it is just waste of good money to pay to ride around by myself for an hour and a half.
05-12-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,505
Posted By racethenation

You might also look at Triathlon shorts.

You might also look at Triathlon shorts.
05-11-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By racethenation

Chip Timing is great when the option is there,...

Chip Timing is great when the option is there, but is not a requirement by any means. I would suggest though that you make results tabulation and posting a priority. Most people that I know, time...
05-09-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By racethenation

I am not sure that I understand your logic. My...

I am not sure that I understand your logic. My bike jersey was only $30. A cheap wicking t-shirt is going to be at least $12. A good one is going to be much more than that. You are talking about...
05-09-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By racethenation

A higher cadence is definitely better for your...

A higher cadence is definitely better for your body. It reduces strain on the knees and will increase your endurance over time. Cadence takes time to build if you ride a slower cadence. My...
05-09-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,232
Posted By racethenation

It takes hours upon hours in the saddle to get...

It takes hours upon hours in the saddle to get there. Last August My average speed for all rides was 14.5 mph, in April my average for all rides was 16.7. So it took 8 months to improve my average...
05-08-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By racethenation

That is why my cycling jersey has pockets.:D

That is why my cycling jersey has pockets.:D
05-07-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By racethenation

For most of last year, when I was losing weight...

For most of last year, when I was losing weight regularly, I wore a pair of Champion running shorts that I picked up at Target. They worked very well. They have an inner liner like a swimsuit, so...
05-04-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By racethenation

+1

+1
05-03-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By racethenation

That is great. That bike time is over 18.5 miles...

That is great. That bike time is over 18.5 miles per hour. :thumb: There is no way to know how difficult those transitions are until you have done them. Great Job!!!!
05-03-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By racethenation

I am sure that I am going to jinx myself by...

I am sure that I am going to jinx myself by saying this, but in 6 months of riding clipless, I have yet to fall because of the clipless pedals. I actually laid the bike down in traffic one day,...
05-02-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By racethenation

I carry mine for a few reasons. I am almost on...

I carry mine for a few reasons. I am almost on call at least to some extent. I have individual ring tones setup for the office and for my wife, so I will know if it is a call that I need to pay...
04-28-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,025
Posted By racethenation

The OP asked for sight seeing speed, which for me...

The OP asked for sight seeing speed, which for me is around 15-16mph on the road bike. If I am pushing it for 20-30 miles through rolling hills I will do around 18. My fastest open flat speed is in...
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