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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By Lonewolf48

I learned from the master- Lon Haldeman of RAAM...

I learned from the master- Lon Haldeman of RAAM Tour/PAC Tour fame. Dove dish detergent in warm water. Wash the bike, chain and cassette with a large bristled brush. You don't have to rinse the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,004
Posted By Lonewolf48

I'm 64 in September and ride 5-6K miles/year. I...

I'm 64 in September and ride 5-6K miles/year. I once rode with a guy in his mid 70s that could FLY up big hills on a Bike Friday and on a bike tour in WI helped a 78 yo women find the final stop...
11-04-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,737
Posted By Lonewolf48

Lake winter boots with insulating footbeds keep...

Lake winter boots with insulating footbeds keep my toes warm down to 15-20 degrees F. Below that it is insulated winter boots with thick wool socks or the trainer in the basement with the 42" TV and...
11-04-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,589
Posted By Lonewolf48

I think it depends on where and how fast you...

I think it depends on where and how fast you ride. At the 15-18 MPH speeds I ride on the flats I find that the 40 or 42 tooth middle ring keeps me in the closer spaced low end of the cassette. With...
09-14-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Lonewolf48

I did a 200k last year w. my 30 yo son on the...

I did a 200k last year w. my 30 yo son on the hottest summer day we had in Wisconsin-95 degrees w/ greater than 90 % humidity. Because of the heat and frequent stops to refuel it took us about 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have a Gunnar Sport w/ 28 mm tires and fenders...

I have a Gunnar Sport w/ 28 mm tires and fenders that I use as a rain and winter bike. I have taken in on a one week bike tour of northern Wisconsin. It's made in Wisconsin AND comes with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,570
Posted By Lonewolf48

:DI am 62, soon to be 63. I train to maintain my...

:DI am 62, soon to be 63. I train to maintain my conditioning for one more season. There will be a day when I won't be able to ride as fast or as long. So far I keep getting a little better each...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Lonewolf48

Showers Pass is water-proof, breathes and has...

Showers Pass is water-proof, breathes and has pitzips. Rapha is OK in a light rain, is expsensive but very breathable. Gore rain gear is great in milder weather but doen't breath as well as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have the Aliante Versus saddle and have put...

I have the Aliante Versus saddle and have put many miles on it. I liked it so much that I got two more for my other bikes. The grove down the center really does decrease pressure on the perineum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By Lonewolf48

Out the door in the morning before the sun has...

Out the door in the morning before the sun has risen for my daily 21 mile ride and enjoying the sunrise over Lake Michigan, listening to the birds sing, seeing the occasional deer standing in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By Lonewolf48

Most significant others-male or female-have...

Most significant others-male or female-have hobbies of their own, some more and some less expensive than cycling. My wife's passion, interior design and decorating, is much more expensive than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,804
Posted By Lonewolf48

127 miles on the hottest day in WI last year, 95...

127 miles on the hottest day in WI last year, 95 degrees and 90% humidity, on a Look 566. The dried sweat on my bibs made the black change to grey. The up side is that I did the ride w/ my 30 yo ...
03-21-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,925
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have a gunnar sport w/ 28mm tires that I have...

I have a gunnar sport w/ 28mm tires that I have taken on 100+ mile rides and on a week long tour. It is a great bike made in Waterford, WI. Call Richard Schwinn at the Waterford factory and ask him...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,403
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have the Ardennes and have mounted 25 mm tires....

I have the Ardennes and have mounted 25 mm tires. They work great and because they are wider can be run at lower tire pressures, thus making for a smoother ride. I also have used the standard tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Lonewolf48

Sugoi makes bibs that have an inseam that is 1"...

Sugoi makes bibs that have an inseam that is 1" shorter than my other bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,065
Posted By Lonewolf48

Green tea.

Green tea.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By Lonewolf48

After you get out of the shower stand naked in...

After you get out of the shower stand naked in front of your bathroom mirror and jump up and down a few times. This sight is enough to motivate me to get on the trainer (I live in WI) for at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have conti gatorskins on mine. They work great...

I have conti gatorskins on mine. They work great and are reasonably priced. Knock on wood I have also never had a flat in over 1000 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Lonewolf48

As a 62 yo cyclist in the mid-west w/o many...

As a 62 yo cyclist in the mid-west w/o many mountains but some steep hills I would have to agree with Daytrip. I average between 15-18 miles per hour and with a triple I spend most rides in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,362
Posted By Lonewolf48

As bicycle clothing size varies between...

As bicycle clothing size varies between manufacturers and continents, club versus pro fits etc. it may be better to find a good bike store and try these items on before spending your money on line. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,462
Posted By Lonewolf48

Try the Sele An-atomica, a leather saddle w/ a...

Try the Sele An-atomica, a leather saddle w/ a cut- out. I have tried boxes of saddles and of the leather saddles I like the Brooks B17 and Brooks Team Pro, but neither is as comfortable as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By Lonewolf48

After riding many different bikes. aluminum,...

After riding many different bikes. aluminum, steel, ti and carbon fiber made by many different manufacturers (including a 2007 Orbea Orca), I am absolutely convinced that the most important thing in...
09-30-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Lonewolf48

I usually ride early in the morning when there is...

I usually ride early in the morning when there is little traffic. Sometimes it is dark- I have lights, wet- I have rain gear and fenders, cold- I have lots of layers and Lake Winter biking boots,...
09-30-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have an RS and some other good CF bikes- Madone...

I have an RS and some other good CF bikes- Madone 5.5, Look 566 and Scott CR-1 as well as a steel Gunnar and Serotta CDA. I believe the most import thing is the fit, followed by a good wheel set...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,568
Posted By Lonewolf48

Psimet +1! I have a bunch of nice wheel sets,...

Psimet +1!
I have a bunch of nice wheel sets, Easton EA90s, Easton EA90SLXs, HED Ardennes- all great wheels. I also have a set of Psimet-built wheels w/ Kinlin rims,
White Industry hubs and DT...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,644,962
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have a newish white w/ red lettering CAAD-9...

I have a newish white w/ red lettering CAAD-9 frame set, 52 cm with both the slice and the premium forks that I am about to put on e-Bay. Excellent condition. If interested. PM me and I'll send...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,456
Posted By Lonewolf48

OOOOOH, that's harsh. Why compare yourself or...

OOOOOH, that's harsh. Why compare yourself or your achievements with someone else's? There will always be someone younger/faster/
better looking/richer/of higher status/with more money/better...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,344
Posted By Lonewolf48

Gunnar Sport w/ studded tires till about 0-10...

Gunnar Sport w/ studded tires till about 0-10 degrees F. Below that, bike trainer in the man cave.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,178
Posted By Lonewolf48

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,781
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have a 2010 look 566. As an older and less...

I have a 2010 look 566. As an older and less flexible rider I enjoy the more upright position. I built it up w/ SRAM Force with a XX rear derailleur, an 11-32 cassette and 25mm tires on HED Ardenne...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,273
Posted By Lonewolf48

I had tried LOTS of saddles over the years. The...

I had tried LOTS of saddles over the years. The most comfortable long distance (>65 miles) saddles I have tried is the Selle Anatomica that is made in WI but weighs a ton and Brooks Ti Swift which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By Lonewolf48

As an older cyclist (62) that has ridden compacts...

As an older cyclist (62) that has ridden compacts with 12-27, 11-28 and even 11-32 cassettes AND a triple with a 12-25, I think the advantage of a triple is that you can stay in the middle ring on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By Lonewolf48

A few others: Cannondale Synapse Felt Z...

A few others:
Cannondale Synapse
Felt Z series
Cervelo RS
Giant Defy or Defy Advanced
Scott CRl
Best option is a custom bike after a good bike fitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lonewolf48

Sugoi Evolution SHORTY shorts have a shorter...

Sugoi Evolution SHORTY shorts have a shorter inseam.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have the Psimet wheels you mention above. They...

I have the Psimet wheels you mention above. They are as good or better than the Easton EC90 SLs, Easton EC90 SLXs and Zipp CSC training wheels I have also used on my bikes. I have put a lot of...
06-06-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,703
Posted By Lonewolf48

IMHO, in order of importance, ride comfort...

IMHO, in order of importance, ride comfort depends on:
1. Fit- if it doesn't fit it doesn't make a difference what the frame material is.
2. Tires- fatter tires with lower inflation pressures...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By Lonewolf48

Sorry to hear of your injury. I broke my wrist...

Sorry to hear of your injury. I broke my wrist and hand last year after being hit by a car. I was in a long arm cast for eight weeks and a short arm cast for another 4 weeks followed by a wrist...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 25,690
Posted By Lonewolf48

I am a M.D.. I ride. I have fallen and gotten...

I am a M.D.. I ride. I have fallen and gotten road-rash. I have tried all the above. Tega-Derm placed after the road-rash has been thoroughly washed w/ soap and water allows the rash to heal the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By Lonewolf48

I also get up at five to ride, but I go to bed at...

I also get up at five to ride, but I go to bed at nine, I agree w/ JaceK- you need more rest/sleep.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By Lonewolf48

Most days I ride at least 21 miles with longer...

Most days I ride at least 21 miles with longer rides on the weekends. I ride in wind and rain but not thunderstorms w/ lightening or on icy roads or when below30 degrees. In Wisconsin that means I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,417
Posted By Lonewolf48

As an avid rider in his 60s, I believe it is the...

As an avid rider in his 60s, I believe it is the engine not the bike. That being said, having a good reliable bike that fits well and is comfortable to ride makes me want to ride more. The more I...
05-05-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By Lonewolf48

Put two scoops of HEED Perpeteum in a 16 oz...

Put two scoops of HEED Perpeteum in a 16 oz water bottle and drink it every 60-90 minutes and/or use the gels and you won't run out of fuel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,578
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have a set of Hed Ardennes, they're great...

I have a set of Hed Ardennes, they're great wheels. I also have some Easton 90SLs, Bontrager Race Lites AND some hand-made wheels by Psimet w/ White Industry hubs at a little more than half the...
04-03-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have tried Dura-Ace, Ultegra, Ultegra SL,...

I have tried Dura-Ace, Ultegra, Ultegra SL, Ultegra 6700, Shimano 105, SRAM Red and Force. They are all terrific! SRAM Red and Dura-Ace weigh a little less and work great. The new Ultegra 6700...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,293
Posted By Lonewolf48

Both the steel bikes have carbon forks. The...

Both the steel bikes have carbon forks. The Gunnar Sport has 28 mm tires and is my 2nd favorite bike for long rides. The Waterford is a slightly better fit but they both are good for long hauls. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,293
Posted By Lonewolf48

I have a custom Waterford R33. I also have a...

I have a custom Waterford R33. I also have a bunch of other bikes including Litespeed Solano and Lynsky Ti bikes, Madone 5.2 and Cervelo RS carbon bikes and a steel Gunnar Sport (also made by...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Lonewolf48

Bibshorts with tights over them and if it is...

Bibshorts with tights over them and if it is really nasty consider neoprene shoe covers. BTW fenders will keep your feet dryer and the riders behind you happier.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,775
Posted By Lonewolf48

Put them in the dishwasher upside down and they...

Put them in the dishwasher upside down and they come out clean as a whistle. I've been doing this for years and the insides of the bottles look like new and still work. After a while they become a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By Lonewolf48

As an older newbie I once went on a ride with my...

As an older newbie I once went on a ride with my local club. I did OK on the flats by sucking the wheels off other riders. We got to the first big hill and despite a max effort was getting dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,407
Posted By Lonewolf48

It took me ten years of improved nutrition and...

It took me ten years of improved nutrition and increased physical activity to go from 216 to 155. Keeping at 155 in the winter is a PITA, the same amount of discipline with much less fun, i.e....
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