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07-30-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Terex

Sonos speakers with Zwift sounds muted and a big...

Sonos speakers with Zwift sounds muted and a big TV. For simple training rides I've finally settled on Reggae covers on Sonos/Apple/Pandora feeds. Pretty much every other genre I eventually tune...
07-30-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,796
Posted By Terex

Yeah, I get to an hour and I'm shot. I've got a...

Yeah, I get to an hour and I'm shot. I've got a Wahoo Kickr Core with the flexible feet sitting on a spongy training mat, sitting on cork flooring. When I lift up off the set after 30-40 min. I can...
07-30-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,422
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Views: 512,432
Posted By Terex

The Pecock feed didn't have commercials but the...

The Pecock feed didn't have commercials but the announcers and the production values were poor quality. Great tidbits of info on the NBC main feed, and with Phil announcing it feels like a Grand...
07-06-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,663
Posted By Terex

Thanks Hermes! I saw my cardiologist yesterday...

Thanks Hermes! I saw my cardiologist yesterday and she said HRV probably goes up a bit during exercise and down a bit other times. She's brilliant and didn't think it was very interesting unless it...
07-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,523
Posted By Terex

I've ridden roads and trails in a lot of areas...

I've ridden roads and trails in a lot of areas mentioned. One of the biggest trail networks is in the Boulder, CO area, heading towards Denver. One of my kids lives just outside Boulder and I keep...
07-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,663
Posted By Terex

Have you been using the heart rate variability...

Have you been using the heart rate variability function? The numbers I generate are weird, and I'm going to ask my cardiologist about utility/accuracy. Going to ask her about use of the EKG too. ...
07-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,663
Posted By Terex

I love mine too. I'm getting more familiar with...

I love mine too. I'm getting more familiar with the various features. When I'm Zwifting, I use the Zwift Tickr HRM but record the effort in the Apple Watch fitness app. Seeing my cardiologist next...
05-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By Terex

It's pretty amazing what some humans can...

It's pretty amazing what some humans can accomplish. Sounds like this guy is way out in Killian Jornet territory, and even Killian failed in his attempt to set a world record for a 24 hr. run last...
05-14-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,745
Posted By Terex

I don't have a motion platform and I find the...

I don't have a motion platform and I find the fixed position of the bike on my Wahoo Kickr extremely limiting. Riding outdoors its much easier to move around, stand etc. There's a lot of people who...
05-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,311
Posted By Terex

I've got a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel here in...

I've got a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel here in northern NM. I use a hitch rack unless we're going camping and pulling one of our trailers, then I've got two 1UP racks on top of the bed rack.
...
05-09-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,192
Posted By Terex

Trust all advice from Hermes. At your age I was...

Trust all advice from Hermes. At your age I was riding up to 250 miles a week, my legs were never sore and I never took any pain relievers. My life (work, family) would occasionally cause me to...
04-25-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,745
Posted By Terex

I don't know how people can become good climbers...

I don't know how people can become good climbers on a trainer. I became reasonably good climbing IRL with a VAM well over a thousand because I liked the challenge and had access to a lot of...
03-18-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,912
Posted By Terex

Sure, get a new bike. I'll be 70 in a few weeks...

Sure, get a new bike. I'll be 70 in a few weeks with too many bikes now, but if I get back into shape and start riding a lot of gravel routes on road trips here in the west, I'll be looking at a...
03-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,633
Posted By Terex

Congrats! Sounds like a good setup. I started...

Congrats! Sounds like a good setup. I started the same way in my 50's, ended riding at a very high level, bought several bikes and then didn't ride much in my 60's. Getting back into it a bit now...
03-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By Terex

I have a Keiser spin bike (that I don't use much)...

I have a Keiser spin bike (that I don't use much) that has SPD clips on one side, and I use mtn bike shoes with SPD clips when I ride it. A few weeks ago I bought a Wahoo KICKR smart trainer and...
03-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,424
Posted By Terex

I ended up getting a Wahoo Kicker Core and really...

I ended up getting a Wahoo Kicker Core and really enjoy getting back into riding on Zwift. I also bought an electric hair trimmer so I only scare the grandkids now. I hope. ;)
03-04-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,059
Posted By Terex

Ha! It really is an ancient thread that I...

Ha! It really is an ancient thread that I contributed to over 10 years ago. I liked the Keiser so much that I ended up buying one. Super smooth and a great piece of equipment. Newer ones have...
07-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,639
Posted By Terex

People who complain about other people buying...

People who complain about other people buying expensive bikes have never pushed a bike to the limit and realized that they may enjoy the benefits of a more expensive bike. I started playing the...
07-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,712
Posted By Terex

Depends on a lot. Vertical gain, temps,...

Depends on a lot. Vertical gain, temps, altitude, etc. I've done 100 mi. with a heat index well over 100F in about 6 hrs. with probably 4k ft. vertical gain. I've done sub 5 hr. centuries, with...
06-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,948
Posted By Terex

We've got Sonos wireless speakers around the...

We've got Sonos wireless speakers around the house and they go out on the deck with us, like last night. My wife has subscriptions to Apple music and some others and we pretty much have an infinite...
06-18-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,279
Posted By Terex

After working through a closet full of other...

After working through a closet full of other brands, I stick with Assos. They are cut to fit very fit cyclists in the riding position. I'm about your height and weight currently (6', 185 lbs.) and...
06-10-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,452
Posted By Terex

Any vehicle driven by a self absorbed jerk. ...

Any vehicle driven by a self absorbed jerk. First, it was Hummers. And then, other end of the spectrum, Priuses. Priuses were much deadlier as the engines were silent and the tires were virtually...
05-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,424
Posted By Terex

I'll check it out. The back wheel on my favorite...

I'll check it out. The back wheel on my favorite road bike is shot, so hooking that one up to a dedicated trainer makes sense for me. One of our kids moved north of Denver, so I may get on the road...
05-29-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,424
Posted By Terex

Hermes! Great to see you posting. For everyone...

Hermes! Great to see you posting. For everyone else - as in evidence here, Hermes may be the most knowledgeable, and considerate, person to ever post on the 50+ Forum. And the second best climber....
05-29-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,962
Posted By Terex

The climbing results on Strava are usually pretty...

The climbing results on Strava are usually pretty accurate/fair, but if you're trying for a top time on a flatter time trial segment a lot of the times are set by people drafting others. I've set...
05-04-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,833
Posted By Terex

I just don't like compacts. I've got something...

I just don't like compacts. I've got something like your gearing on my CX bike that I bought to ride on crappy northern NM roads and I really dislike the gearing. We're all different, and just need...
05-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,129
Posted By Terex

This. And the brim is very handy for blocking...

This. And the brim is very handy for blocking sun, especially in the evenings.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,919
Posted By Terex

And you're about 10 years too late. ;) In my...

And you're about 10 years too late. ;) In my late 50's when I was riding with Cat I's and some women pros it would have been great fun. However fast your are currently, you'd be faster on a modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,919
Posted By Terex

My first couple of bikes in the '70's. Friction...

My first couple of bikes in the '70's. Friction shifters, hubs that needed repacking all the time, heavy wheels and tires unless you used sew-ups, and then you had to deal with flats. Don't let old...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,221
Posted By Terex

Lots of good options in outdoors/hiking pants. ...

Lots of good options in outdoors/hiking pants. Mfgs. like Prana and Kuhl make pants with give and look good. I have a pair of Kuhl pants that look like black denim and move with me. I only wear...
06-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,103
Posted By Terex

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out...

I read Todd Balf's book "Major" when it came out in about 2009. Great historical account. I liked Balf's book "The Last River" better.
06-12-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 41,518
Posted By Terex

My nom de net started years ago when I signed...

My nom de net started years ago when I signed into a mountain bike forum. Terex was the earthmoving equipment division of General Motors and their headquarters was originally located in a town where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,783
Posted By Terex

Didn't everyone have this discussion 20 years ago...

Didn't everyone have this discussion 20 years ago re mountain bikes? I still have my Titus Racer X with mech discs and they still work great. Hydros have always worked a little better, but with a...
04-09-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,171
Posted By Terex

Left pinky, maybe 20% angle. Started about 15...

Left pinky, maybe 20% angle. Started about 15 years ago and stabilized. Recently noted development in right palm. Will try to see a specialist at some point this year. Other than my pinky folding...
04-09-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,633
Posted By Terex

Hey Bill! I stopped to poke around and saw this...

Hey Bill! I stopped to poke around and saw this thread. Hope you are doing well. All going pretty well for me. My wife retired over the summer and we've been traveling in the west and plan to do...
11-25-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,484
Posted By Terex

"Old Timers" - people posting here never...

"Old Timers" - people posting here never change.
10-05-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,999
Posted By Terex

Absent other complicating factors, there is no...

Absent other complicating factors, there is no reason not to get your problem fixed. Great improvements have been made over that last 10 years and risks of not getting ablation surgery are far...
10-05-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By Terex

Our bikes. Next stop - north rim of the Grand...

Our bikes. Next stop - north rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By Terex

Similar here. My wife and I are life long Browns...

Similar here. My wife and I are life long Browns fans. Sorry for your loss. ;)
09-23-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By Terex

Sorry about your crash. Sometimes you just can't...

Sorry about your crash. Sometimes you just can't avoid stuff. Hope your recovery goes well.
Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,582
Posted By Terex

Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly...

Mozart. If I'm lucky. Something incredibly irritating if I'm not.
09-08-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,967
Posted By Terex

My wife had a Quick (I forget which model) and it...

My wife had a Quick (I forget which model) and it constantly needed the brakes and derailleur adjusted. If your bike stays solid on the adjustments, it will probably be fine.
09-08-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By Terex

My wife and I have carbon fiber Specialized...

My wife and I have carbon fiber Specialized StumpJumper 6Fatties. 3" tires, quality drop seat post, and reasonably light for how robust the bikes are. You can ride over most anything on these...
08-28-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,189
Posted By Terex

As bnewberry said, it's not too slow, but it will...

As bnewberry said, it's not too slow, but it will take you a while. As part of my caution on preparation, in addition to just the extra miles, at 14 mph you will be seated on your bike, out in the...
08-13-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,742
Posted By Terex

If I continue to get back in shape, I may come...

If I continue to get back in shape, I may come down from Taos sometime (realistically next year) and join the ride. I'd drive down with my trailer and camp overnight in the area.
08-13-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,592
Posted By Terex

Yep, it really depends on the group. I've lead...

Yep, it really depends on the group. I've lead groups of 20 strong, considerate, riders averaging 25+ MPH and it's been like a beautiful current in the ocean. My usual choice - about 5 friends...
08-13-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,829
Posted By Terex

"carbon wonder bike" "privileged" - another...

"carbon wonder bike" "privileged" - another totally neutral response.
08-12-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,189
Posted By Terex

You need to be able to ride at least 70 miles in...

You need to be able to ride at least 70 miles in one gulp without serious discomfort. There's something about the 65-70 mi. threshold that triggers a change in energy transfer systems within your...
08-12-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,829
Posted By Terex

I've been yelled at by old guys (younger than me)...

I've been yelled at by old guys (younger than me) when I passed them at three times their speed on the road and gave them 10' of lateral space. Some people just like to yell. Don't get me started...
08-12-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,320
Posted By Terex

People who worry about things like this are...

People who worry about things like this are elderly.
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