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05-21-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By NealH

Check out the forum on Adventure Cyclist. Best...

Check out the forum on Adventure Cyclist. Best place for that type info.
10-28-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By NealH

If it reversed calcification it would be in the...

If it reversed calcification it would be in the news, and there would be credible research published on it. For instance, it would be in Pubmed (Nat Inst. of Health). But like you say, it can't hurt...
10-28-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By NealH

The crux of Dr. Dean's program is a healthy...

The crux of Dr. Dean's program is a healthy lifestyle, and that is good not only for people with heart or cardiovascular issues, but for everyone. Yes, it's good advice for everyone. However, his...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By NealH

I have a high opinion of Specialized bikes, and...

I have a high opinion of Specialized bikes, and ride a Tarmac myself. But as others have already said, if your dealer can not resolve the problem then ask for your money back. You could also ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By NealH

I have the Montrose Elite and Montrose Pro...

I have the Montrose Elite and Montrose Pro saddles. Even with the thinner padding on the Pro, it rides a touch more comfortable to me. I think the slightly better comfort comes from the carbon...
11-01-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By NealH

Why do you need an age group. I ride with my...

Why do you need an age group. I ride with my club and my Garmin uploads to Strava. Why do I need more than that?
11-01-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By NealH

I always thought antibiotic cream (neosporin)...

I always thought antibiotic cream (neosporin) should not be applied if the wound is oozing. It should be applied when it starts healing (oozing stops). But I am not an expert.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,646
Posted By NealH

Yes, get shoes with at least one Boa knob. They...

Yes, get shoes with at least one Boa knob. They are really nice. I like the Shimano RC7 and you can get them for a good price. In fact they are excellent. However, there are lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By NealH

Get the Roubaix. Its not out of place on a...

Get the Roubaix. Its not out of place on a really fast road ride, and it excels on gravel and chip seal. I believe that it's just about the pinnacle in do-it-all type bikes. Stick a Revelator...
10-08-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,504
Posted By NealH

I would not take them either. Maintain a...

I would not take them either. Maintain a healthy weight and get a lot of exercise. Forget about drugs, unless there is a critical need. High cholesterol isn't one of them imho.
06-18-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By NealH

Nice going Joe and good pictures. I need to get...

Nice going Joe and good pictures. I need to get out West one day and ride some of these venues.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-17, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,012
Posted By NealH

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,617
Posted By NealH

Definitely one of the better cheapo's, but there...

Definitely one of the better cheapo's, but there are others too.

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05-01-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,311
Posted By NealH

Nothing wrong with keeping your father at home...

Nothing wrong with keeping your father at home and hire an aid. He will likely be much happier there than in some nursing home. Sometimes you have to put family first over money. But if he...
05-01-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By NealH

The bifocal sport and safety glasses work...

The bifocal sport and safety glasses work superbly. I have tried many brands and like the Crossfire the best (roughly about $10 or so), and Pyramex are decent too. The Pyramex in particular is...
Forum: Triathlon
04-29-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,555
Posted By NealH

I would stick with Garmin, and maybe get the...

I would stick with Garmin, and maybe get the newer Edge 820 or 1000 for your bike. I have the Garmin Swim watch and love it, as well as the Edge 1000 for my bike. Garmin Connect has by far the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By NealH

The "Smart" mode means that when data is not...

The "Smart" mode means that when data is not changing much, it slows down the data record time - maybe every two seconds, maybe three. If you start accelerating for example, it will read...
04-12-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By NealH

Pacemakers are not a big deal, for the most part....

Pacemakers are not a big deal, for the most part. The typical pacemaker that only cuts in when the HR drops to a set value, does not represent any additional risk to a person. They can go wide...
04-11-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,411
Posted By NealH

I turn 66 in a week, and it will mark my 4th...

I turn 66 in a week, and it will mark my 4th anniversary of retirement. Its been great, and I spend most of my time in Florida. I ride about 12-13K miles per year now, and I swim as much as my...
04-10-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By NealH

Because it's typical for a new cyclist to huff...

Because it's typical for a new cyclist to huff and puff and feel stressed during a perceived hard interval, he never takes his HR to it's max. As a general rule, it takes a lab or a seriously...
03-29-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,906
Posted By NealH

You will get to 14.....and even 20mph if you...

You will get to 14.....and even 20mph if you start riding with groups (as mentioned earlier). Nothing will train you faster, or better.
03-13-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,064
Posted By NealH

I don't know, I think it's talked about a lot in...

I don't know, I think it's talked about a lot in the cycling venue because there is a small contingent of cyclists that are extreme endurance athletes. In my opinion, it's the extreme activity of...
03-13-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,064
Posted By NealH

Radio and Cryoablation has about the same...

Radio and Cryoablation has about the same efficacy and success rate, which is pretty high given most everyone that gets them has the problem either solved, or at least mitigated in that it's better...
03-13-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,064
Posted By NealH

A modern ablation today is typically very low...

A modern ablation today is typically very low risk, and carries a high degree of success. It makes no sense to live or deal with a-fib by taking drugs. Some heart issues can carry side effects...
02-23-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By NealH

Nothing will give you a larger dose of vitamins...

Nothing will give you a larger dose of vitamins and minerals than liver. Get over the hangups and eat healthy. Supplements are a waste of money.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,762
Posted By NealH

The 800, or if you want a new unit the 820 as...

The 800, or if you want a new unit the 820 as mentioned above.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,136
Posted By NealH

You are in good hands with either company, as...

You are in good hands with either company, as both make top shelf products and are quality companies. I would probably give the edge to Specialized since they seem to always be on the front of...
10-28-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,414
Posted By NealH

I was born in Reidsville and spent my early years...

I was born in Reidsville and spent my early years there. Later we moved across the border into Virginia. I don't recommend Reidsville unless you are trying to get away from everything and want a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By NealH

I agree with WhyFi and, in addition something to...

I agree with WhyFi and, in addition something to keep in mind is that aluminum bikes often (but not always) provide rack and fender mounts, while carbon models often (but not always) do not. So if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 180,823
Posted By NealH

Good find, and a good first ride review so to...

Good find, and a good first ride review so to speak. I need to try one out.
10-13-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,354
Posted By NealH

The Diverge is a really nice bike. I have been...

The Diverge is a really nice bike. I have been riding a S-Works Tarmac for 6 years now, and have about 65k miles on it. I wouldn't ride anything else except maybe a Diverge. Steel....forget it.
10-09-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,050
Posted By NealH

Agree. At least Jane apologized for her...

Agree. At least Jane apologized for her irresponsible actions but I'm not sure if Kerry ever did. I do think he has worked very hard the past couple years but, his successes have been few and far...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By NealH

You need to be in zone 2 for most of your riding....

You need to be in zone 2 for most of your riding. Zone 1 only for short recovery rides, of which no more than two a week. Get your intervals by riding with fast groups. These things will...
10-02-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By NealH

145 to 160 would be about right for zone 2, for a...

145 to 160 would be about right for zone 2, for a 41 year old. Go to your local college or athletic center and have your Threshold power and max HR tested. It isn't that expensive. The...
10-02-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,454
Posted By NealH

None of the Arundels . If your preference is...

None of the Arundels . If your preference is for a ring/ring, then probably any of the ones mentioned in this thread are Ok. For typical greenway type trail riding, a single bell is plenty...
10-02-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,404
Posted By NealH

The items you indicate are fine for short rest...

The items you indicate are fine for short rest stops, and some may do fine eating while underway, but I am more comfortable drinking calories when underway on group rides. The majority of your...
10-02-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,454
Posted By NealH

A little expensive at $25, but The Arundel...

A little expensive at $25, but The Arundel (http://arundel.si2.com/product/jezebell/) is a quality bell and just the right thing for trails. You don't need high decible horns or 15" PA systems to...
Forum: Southeast
09-09-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By NealH

There are a few clubs in Raleigh, the Gyros being...

There are a few clubs in Raleigh, the Gyros being one of them. I am linking the Gyro club which has a calendar of rides and events (click on the calendar). If you can ride weekdays, you and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By NealH

I am curious as to your sit bone measurement,...

I am curious as to your sit bone measurement, assuming it was measured in the traditional way (eg, Specialized). I tried the Stratos and it was way too narrow. And my bones are about 100mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By NealH

Difficult decision. In the heat of the moment, I...

Difficult decision. In the heat of the moment, I usually look to veer - even if it means going left. But I've also found it unacceptable therefore went on in and crashed. Looking back, I wish I...
09-02-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By NealH

Bayer is just one of several color filter...

Bayer is just one of several color filter schemes, and Fuji uses one of the alternates schemes - mainly to mitigate moire. But its still similar technology in generating an image. This is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By NealH

You can try lowering the saddle 5mm and see what...

You can try lowering the saddle 5mm and see what difference that makes. Often a small adjustment can make a large difference, and its been my experience that lowering the saddle often improves...
07-08-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,095
Posted By NealH

This is true, don't become sedate and just sit or...

This is true, don't become sedate and just sit or lay around following your ride. Do some stretching exercises and keep on the move. You need carbs after hard or hot rides - riding and dieting...
07-08-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By NealH

Probably magnesium type creams or lotions. A...

Probably magnesium type creams or lotions. A message will be far better than any cream though. Post workout stretching also works.
07-02-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,286
Posted By NealH

I ride up from Ormond, meet the PC group at...

I ride up from Ormond, meet the PC group at Publix then to St. A and C/11. Should be there at roughly 9, on Tuesday of next week. Its a Tuesday ritual.
07-01-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,286
Posted By NealH

I changed my Red (Original 10 speed) equipped...

I changed my Red (Original 10 speed) equipped Tarmac to 7900 DA back in 2010, and have never looked back ( 32k miles ago). I had nothing but trouble on the Red but, it was the original and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 32,174
Posted By NealH

Linked is a scathing review of the CAAD 12 by...

Linked is a scathing review of the CAAD 12 by Velonews. While I do think carbon has long superceded aluminum (and steel) in most road bike performance and feel venues, aluminum will likely long...
Forum: Foo
06-04-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By NealH

Get a black snake and put him in your crawl space.

Get a black snake and put him in your crawl space.
06-04-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,193
Posted By NealH

I think the SMP TRK and Phorm S310 saddles are a...

I think the SMP TRK and Phorm S310 saddles are a good place to start - and they are well under three digits.
06-04-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By NealH

But remember, Kerry has had both his hips...

But remember, Kerry has had both his hips replaced and he was still riding up the best of the Alps. It did not appear to slow him down. It shouldn't slow you down either once rehab is over.
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