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11-24-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,510
Posted By Rich Gibson

Not here. On Dec 31st I will have been retired...

Not here. On Dec 31st I will have been retired for ten years. I'm 73. I was beating my head against the wall trying for the next rung. After leaving work I realized it was an exercise in...
11-24-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,324
Posted By Rich Gibson

Sheesh that's depressing! At 73 I ride for an...

Sheesh that's depressing! At 73 I ride for an hour and a half, reach 24 miles and average 1.0 w/g.

I tried Zwift but I use a smartphone for my s/c, power and hrm sensor and it doesn't work. I'll...
11-17-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,225
Posted By Rich Gibson

I just checked my cable listing and sure enough...

I just checked my cable listing and sure enough USN is gone (sigh!). Along that line I haven't had much luck finding indoor track and cyclocross races. I do subscribe to Eurosport Player (UK...
11-12-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By Rich Gibson

Good deal for FitBit buyers

For those of you interested in buying a FitBit monitor for now or getting one for a special person for Christmas Bed Bath and Beyond has them in stock (at least in the northern VA area) and they are...
11-10-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,933
Posted By Rich Gibson

I encountered problems with the same item and...

I encountered problems with the same item and found that I had to wash it thoroughly every three or four rides. I assume the salt from sweat causes the electrical conductivity to fail. You might...
11-09-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,750
Posted By Rich Gibson

I bought a roller trainer to go with my Kurt...

I bought a roller trainer to go with my Kurt Kinetic. I plan to alternate using them. The roller is a beast to ride; it's taking a lot of time to learn to do it safely. I have a power meter on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By Rich Gibson

I've been using this combination on my Samsung...

I've been using this combination on my Samsung Galaxy S5 for over two years and the Note 4 daily since March, no screen burn in on either. An hour and a half once a day is not excessive. You can use...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,055
Posted By Rich Gibson

I'm 73 and ran all my adult life. Arthroscopic...

I'm 73 and ran all my adult life. Arthroscopic surger on both knees at the turn of the century. I tried elliptic from 2006-2013 mind numbingly boring. Switched to cycling two years three months this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By Rich Gibson

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and IpBike app. 486603...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and IpBike app.

486603

Rich
10-31-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rich Gibson

Nope! 12 oz. COSTCO Mexican Coke (sugar, not High...

Nope! 12 oz. COSTCO Mexican Coke (sugar, not High fructose corn syrup)

Rich
10-29-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rich Gibson

My late father-in-law used a similar argument...

My late father-in-law used a similar argument against automobile seat belts. If you had an accident they would keep you from exiting the car. Uh-huh! Around the same time a neighbor was involved...
10-29-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,771
Posted By Rich Gibson

We're just east of King's Park shopping center. ...

We're just east of King's Park shopping center. We've lived there for 36 years now.

Rich
10-26-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,771
Posted By Rich Gibson

518 through 10/31 which brings me up to 5055 for...

518 through 10/31 which brings me up to 5055 for the year. Target 500 miles per month.

Rich
10-19-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rich Gibson

HI. I just came across this thread. I will keep...

HI. I just came across this thread. I will keep you in my daily prayers. I am so fortunate to have found this site. Who would have thought there would be this forum for geezers? A great place...
10-15-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rich Gibson

I'm 73 and have run most of my life then had a...

I'm 73 and have run most of my life then had a torn meniscus in both knees and surgery for them. Stop running indefinitely (guess you don't want to hear that) If your knee joint is worn past a...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Rich Gibson

I use these...

I use these http://m.duluthtrading.com/store/product/mens-buck-naked-performance-briefs-76014.aspx?kw=Briefs&processor=content From Duluth trading Co. They are comfortable and breathe.

Rich
10-10-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,771
Posted By Rich Gibson

Another month with a 500 mile target. Sadly I...

Another month with a 500 mile target. Sadly I lost four days due to asthma. Doctor prescribed symbicort and it's worked like a charm. I'm up to 104 miles so far. Monthly average to date 501; YRD...
10-10-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Rich Gibson

It's entirely possible. I've had asthma problems...

It's entirely possible. I've had asthma problems this year and have been outside riding only five times..all dismal failures resulting in coughing and chest pains the next day. I have a Kurt Kinetic...
10-08-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Rich Gibson

Thanks Bill! :thumb: As for the values on the...

Thanks Bill! :thumb: As for the values on the chart. TSS (in my words) is sort of a 'how much did I do?' indicator over a calculation using HR; the formula TSS = (S x NP x IF) / (FTP x 3,600) x 100...
10-07-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Rich Gibson

It's a site called training peaks. I use an app...

It's a site called training peaks. I use an app IpBike which records HR, cadence, speed and power which I upload to Training Peaks, That graph is available if you use their premium membership. I...
10-07-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Rich Gibson

And some spend a thousand on wheels to save a few...

And some spend a thousand on wheels to save a few tens of grams which is negated if they don't take a dump before riding.

Just say in...

Rich
10-06-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Rich Gibson

Power meter goes a long way with training

I recently purchased and installed a Power2Max poser meter for my Fuji Roubaix. As has been mentioned in this forum it is difficult to get a real idea of how one's training is going. This spring I...
10-06-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,864
Posted By Rich Gibson

+1 on both topics. One day Ecclestone will be...

+1 on both topics. One day Ecclestone will be out of the picture and maybe F1 will return to a more enjoyable form. I confess checking Google news to see who won the latest race and whether it was...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,914
Posted By Rich Gibson

Oh yes I do. P.C. > Insisting that others go to...

Oh yes I do. P.C. > Insisting that others go to great lengths so as not to offend...in this case others' ears while riding.

Rich
Forum: Commuting
10-05-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,914
Posted By Rich Gibson

Good grief so many politically correct riders! I...

Good grief so many politically correct riders! I use aa Bose® - SoundLink® Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker connected to my Galaxy Note 4. I found a bag which fits to exactly and attaches to the bar...
09-30-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,487
Posted By Rich Gibson

I don't mind most of them. Phil Liggett should...

I don't mind most of them. Phil Liggett should consider retiring, he misses too many riders' names. In the Tour he identified Tor Hushovd. I like Rob Hatch(sp?) the best although he makes an...
09-29-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,197
Posted By Rich Gibson

Thanks for the clarification. I got part of it...

Thanks for the clarification. I got part of it right...partial credit. Did Tinkoff pay his way to Richmond; or Slovakia?

Rich
09-29-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,197
Posted By Rich Gibson

Normally they're white with the three stripes...

Normally they're white with the three stripes across the chest; wanna bet Tinkoff tries to put a big Tinkoff label on that jersey? Hopefully UCI will keep him in line. He certainly doesn't deserve...
09-29-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,738
Posted By Rich Gibson

He seems to be burning his bridges. I wish him...

He seems to be burning his bridges. I wish him luck, but he needs some humble pie, and to stop running into things. This could be his last chance.

Rich
09-28-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Rich Gibson

No I haven't. Rich

No I haven't.

Rich
09-27-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Rich Gibson

Recommendations sought for specific type cycling shorts

I ride four days on, one day off twenty-two miles each ride averaging around 500 miles a month. I've been using Bontrager shorts for two years now but apparently the frequency of riding is causing...
09-25-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,287
Posted By Rich Gibson

Perhaps a Director Sportif might covet a world...

Perhaps a Director Sportif might covet a world champion but the sponsor who pays their salaries and especially the contracted bicycle manufacturer might not care to risk being double crossed again. ...
09-25-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,287
Posted By Rich Gibson

Dude, you are also missing the point. Those...

Dude, you are also missing the point. Those defending her are also using speculation and making assumptions unquestioningly accepting her side's position. Healthy skepticism is what's called for....
09-15-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,891
Posted By Rich Gibson

I'm 73 and have been riding for two years after...

I'm 73 and have been riding for two years after an over 43 year hiatus. Since then I've ridden 11,000 miles. Coincidentally I also started with a Trek FX, but the 7.6 model. I started clipless...
09-14-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rich Gibson

Okay, I give up, just where is this ignore...

Okay, I give up, just where is this ignore function?

Thanks, Rich
09-11-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 13,411
Posted By Rich Gibson

Worse I suspect. They think it will illuminate...

Worse I suspect. They think it will illuminate the stadium.

Rich
09-11-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 13,411
Posted By Rich Gibson

It's so pervasive its depressing. Watch a night...

It's so pervasive its depressing. Watch a night sporting or entertainment event at a stadium and see how many people use their flashes on their precious 'smart'phones. Doh!

Rich
09-11-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 13,411
Posted By Rich Gibson

Don't be misled. Being familiar with jargon and...

Don't be misled. Being familiar with jargon and knowing how to operate 'apps' is not being technologically advanced. So many are helpless when they are disconnected from their 'smart' phones. ...
08-31-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Rich Gibson

I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 but the Galaxy 5...

I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 but the Galaxy 5 will work fine. The app I use is IpBike. It has a screen you can configure to just about any parameter you wish. It uploads to between 7-10 on line...
08-29-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,521
Posted By Rich Gibson

I ride 4 on 1 off, 24 miles each ride. My monthly...

I ride 4 on 1 off, 24 miles each ride. My monthly goal is 500 miles. Something always happens to slip me backwards a bit each month. I'm retired so I can pick my times.

Rich
08-28-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,239
Posted By Rich Gibson

I do dislike the number of commercials USN has,...

I do dislike the number of commercials USN has, but they are doing a lion share of cycling racing lately. At the end of yesterday's Vuelts time slot they threw in a Women's UCI event. Plus they are...
08-28-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Rich Gibson

You get what you pay for. $100 won't get you...

You get what you pay for. $100 won't get you very much. I bought a Kurt Kinetic when I bought my original Trek bike two years ago. I've put over five thousands of miles on it since then. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,083
Posted By Rich Gibson

I regularly use a Galaxy Note 4 running IpBike...

I regularly use a Galaxy Note 4 running IpBike which displays cadence, speed, heart rate and power on a screen I customized to meet my needs. I've ridden over 10,000 miles this way with several...
08-25-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,239
Posted By Rich Gibson

Universal sports network. You can probably see...

Universal sports network. You can probably see it a few hours later (or maybe a day later) on cyclinghub.tv.

As for Bouhani as I recall they told him to stop and he did. Nibali's action was...
08-11-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,600
Posted By Rich Gibson

I bought a Kurt Kinetic when I got my Trek FX-7.6...

I bought a Kurt Kinetic when I got my Trek FX-7.6 two years ago. Winters in the Washington DC area can be miserable. I'm 73 and prior to buying the bike I hadn't been on one in over 43 years. I'm...
08-07-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 651,004
Posted By Rich Gibson

I've searched back a bit and hope I'm not...

I've searched back a bit and hope I'm not duplicating a post but I wanted to add my experience. I own a 2013 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 LE. LE apparently stands for 'limited edition' as it's a special build...
08-07-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 651,004
Posted By Rich Gibson

I've done the same. Looking at it bounce up and...

I've done the same. Looking at it bounce up and down is distracting and tends to demotivate me out of concern for overdoing it. Instead I have AHR showing which is a more stable gauge of my current...
08-07-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Rich Gibson

I use ipBike on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It...

I use ipBike on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It works with both ANT+ and BTLE. You can reconfigure the screen to display any of approximately 100 different parameters. It uploads ride data to any of...
08-07-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,103
Posted By Rich Gibson

Amen for W&OD. That's specifically prohibited...

Amen for W&OD. That's specifically prohibited and these UCI 'posers' (can't miss them with their wannabe event jerseys) must go well over 25 mph in three and four bike speed caravans. I've...
08-07-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,203
Posted By Rich Gibson

Could be lots of things, but a good professional...

Could be lots of things, but a good professional fit couldn't hurt. I wouldn't automatically get a fit from the LBS 'because they do it.' Make sure you're comfortable they're good at it; check...
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