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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,171
Posted By the engine

There is no argument. That's silly. My point was,...

There is no argument. That's silly. My point was, and still is to the original comment in the post I responded to, about night riding be "foolish". It simply is not foolish. Some people may be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,171
Posted By the engine

Since we create our own luck by putting ourselves...

Since we create our own luck by putting ourselves in position for good things to happen, by doing our due diligence in a given endeavor ... I agree with you.

Cycling Accidents

Around 75% of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,171
Posted By the engine

I ride alone frequently ... no issues. The risks...

I ride alone frequently ... no issues. The risks are the same. In daylight, more cars on the road, odds for accidents increase. Night riding, less cars, less chance for being run over. Decreased...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,171
Posted By the engine

I don't think night riding is foolish at all. As...

I don't think night riding is foolish at all. As a matter of fact I feel can be safer to ride at night.

We do RUSA rides through the dark all the time, all year round. I ride with a group on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,361
Posted By the engine

Nikon Coolpix ... inexpensive, light, easy to...

Nikon Coolpix ... inexpensive, light, easy to use. Fits in jersey pocket.
Replies: 16
Views: 6,250
Posted By the engine

I just did a very comfortable 400k this past...

I just did a very comfortable 400k this past weekend in 19:48. I've done 300k in 15 hours, with rolling hills and a steep climb.
05-04-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By the engine

The best part about a new and better bike ... it...

The best part about a new and better bike ... it motivates you to ride more, which will get your butt back on the bike. Enjoy the new toy!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,137
Posted By the engine

I have not been stung under the helmet ......

I have not been stung under the helmet ... probably because I wear cycling caps under my helmet. I have been stung inside the jersey, and on the hand. I've been hit on the front of the throat by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By the engine

+1.2 When you climb (and are not pushing the...

+1.2 When you climb (and are not pushing the limit), you can coast and recover on the descent. On flat rides you are always working ... the constant effort adds up over time.
12-14-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,283
Posted By the engine

I've been using AndroGel since 2010 ... some...

I've been using AndroGel since 2010 ... some small side effects (thinning hair mostly). It has given me more energy to train, and I train harder than I could before ... when my test count was low. I...
10-04-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,928
Posted By the engine

The 28 cog would help for sure. I use a 39 front...

The 28 cog would help for sure. I use a 39 front chainring with the 25 and 28 for climbing without issue. I have a 32 cog I use occasionally, but not always ... especially early in a ride. I was...
10-01-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,928
Posted By the engine

Pcad, Getting out of the saddle to climb will...

Pcad, Getting out of the saddle to climb will take a while.

I am a little over two years out from surgery and still don't hammer when I'm out of the saddle. It took about a year before I felt...
09-25-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By the engine

Cycling With Knee Replacements

I have been a cyclist since 1970, and a TNR recipient since July 2012. Watching this forum I have seen other cyclist who have received TNR sharing their experience or raise questions about cycling...
09-19-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,928
Posted By the engine

One thing to consider ... When you have knee...

One thing to consider ...

When you have knee replacements, the metal pieces used to cap the femur and tibia are made of tantalum. This is a porous metal. As your bones recover from being cut, and...
09-19-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,928
Posted By the engine

I am 54 ... 52 when I had the replacements. ...

I am 54 ... 52 when I had the replacements.

As a matter of fact, I just got in from a 200k, and did a 100k yesterday ... 240 miles this week. No knee issues whatsoever.

That's my experience,...
09-18-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,928
Posted By the engine

I had both knees replaced in July 2012, and began...

I had both knees replaced in July 2012, and began riding on the road again on Labor Day of that year. I have ridden many many miles since ... 7000 miles and 300,000 feet of climbing per year since...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By the engine

RAW is a qualifying race for RAAM. RAAM is RAAM...

RAW is a qualifying race for RAAM. RAAM is RAAM ... two different races. The entrance fees are vastly different as well. The organizers run them at the same time, so they can use the same resources...
09-09-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By the engine

Excellent job on that century! Now, are you...

Excellent job on that century! Now, are you hooked and ready to register for the next one? That's usually what happens ...:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,964
Posted By the engine

This is the undeniable definitive best answer ......

This is the undeniable definitive best answer ... further debate is hogwash!:bang:
09-02-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,914
Posted By the engine

Pcad, It's all about the rehab ... be...

Pcad,

It's all about the rehab ... be patient!!

This article may help: https://www.tek-kneescycling.com/rehabilitation-and-cycling.html

Best of luck to you. Let me know if I can help in any...
08-27-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By the engine

I ride a 2010 Lynskey R230 customized ... it has...

I ride a 2010 Lynskey R230 customized ... it has straight bars/bar ends with Deore XT brakes and shifters, Ultegra (52- 39 - 30) triple, with SRAM Force (11 -32) cassette and Deore XT...
08-27-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,914
Posted By the engine

July 2, 2012 I received double knee replacements...

July 2, 2012 I received double knee replacements ... August 16, 2014 I became the first person to bicycle up Mt. Washington with knee replacements.

Anyone interested, can go to my website for info...
08-27-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By the engine

Mt. Washington Hill Climb ...

Wanted to share my ride report for the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B591bdQU4B6FNXRBS2VwY3lKbzA/edit?usp=sharing

On August 16, I became the first...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,805
Posted By the engine

I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran...

I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran fondos and training ...

I have a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace with a 50/34 compact and 11-32 cassette. I use it mostly for training, and flatter long...
04-10-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By the engine

This article I posted on my website says it all...

This article I posted on my website says it all ...


Why I Ride
A Story Of Recovery
By Greg Bullock 2007

When I was nine years old my parents were divorced and I began living nearly ten...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,174
Posted By the engine

I use bars like Clif Bars, or oatmeal raisin...

I use bars like Clif Bars, or oatmeal raisin cookies, brownies, peanut butter/banana sandwiches, ect.

But, after about 100k I find it more difficult to eat on the bike, so I took an idea from my...
04-04-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,812
Posted By the engine

I look for hills, always have. Most of my life I...

I look for hills, always have. Most of my life I lived in a hilly area and did climbing every time I was on the bike. About ten years ago I moved to a flater terrain. Now I have to ride to or drive...
03-31-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By the engine

It's great to hear of other success stories. I...

It's great to hear of other success stories. I know a lot of people have knee replacements these days. There are many hip replacement recipients out there also. The medical technology of joint...
03-29-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By the engine

I have heard of people playing basketball and...

I have heard of people playing basketball and doing non-competitive martial arts without any problems. It is about the reward for doing something you love verses risk to damage the prosthesis and...
03-28-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By the engine

Tek-Knees Cycling with knee replacements

I posted in long distance last fall about a project I started, Tek-Knees Cycling Project.

I ride with double knee replacements. I am doing brevets, centuries and gran fondos. But, the intention...
12-05-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,765
Posted By the engine

I recently bought a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace ......

I recently bought a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace ... Ultegra drive train and 105 brakes were stock. I added Weinmann DP wheels, and a Terry Fly saddle. I love the ride ... Reynolds CrMo frame. I am told...
12-03-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,004
Posted By the engine

I ride year round here in Central Jersey ......

I ride year round here in Central Jersey ... except during snow and ice storms. Don't like cold rain either. Will use mountain bike on messy roads, if roads have been plowed.

Layer the wardrobe,...
11-30-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,736
Posted By the engine

I haven't been that cold yet ... it's all about...

I haven't been that cold yet ... it's all about the proper layering of outerwear. I ride into the teens with shorts and jersey too ... on top of that, I add a layer to trap my body heat, a layer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,595
Posted By the engine

I used to use a trainer for winter months, but...

I used to use a trainer for winter months, but sold it after one season. I have a LifeCycle, where I can do mountains, intervals, whatever (except stand). I still ride outside until it gets into the...
11-27-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,765
Posted By the engine

I have been asked that question before ... and my...

I have been asked that question before ... and my answer is "over 40 years". I began riding my uncles Schwinn Continental seriously, in 1970, doing 10 - 20 mile rides. A year or two later my...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,060
Posted By the engine

Anything that will help a driver look away from...

Anything that will help a driver look away from other distractions around them, and notice me, I'm for. Hi-vis clothing might add that small percentage of visibility that makes a difference, when...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,501
Posted By the engine

I am definitely a road cyclist ... I use cycling...

I am definitely a road cyclist ... I use cycling jerseys on any ride over a few hours, where I need to carry extra food, tubes, ect.

Both, my training and event bikes have the following ...

I...
11-23-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,496
Posted By the engine

I ride steel and titanium. I've owned aluminum,...

I ride steel and titanium. I've owned aluminum, test ridden carbon, and would not buy either.

I own a Lynsky, and it is a dream bike.352245

That's just me ... :thumb:
11-23-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,236
Posted By the engine

Seruis balaclava ... made of Polotec, with nose...

Seruis balaclava ... made of Polotec, with nose and mouth vents, so my glasses don't get fogged up.

http://www.seirus.com/snow-sports-detail/1380/?ltag=snow-sports-ByTag/clavas/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,809
Posted By the engine

+1 351326 Lynsky R230. I built mine...

+1

351326
Lynsky R230.

I built mine for hilly century and 200k events ... would make a nice crit bike though. Very quick and responsive.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,016
Posted By the engine

I'm 53 years old. I began cycling in 1970, had my...

I'm 53 years old. I began cycling in 1970, had my first sports related (non-cycling) knee surgery in 1976. My second knee surgery (other knee) to repair a broken patella in 1982. I have always been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,485
Posted By the engine

350779 My 2011 Raleigh Record Ace, relaxing...

350779
My 2011 Raleigh Record Ace, relaxing near the falls at the Red Mill, in Clinton, NJ.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-14-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By the engine

I'm not a frame builder or a metallurgist ......

I'm not a frame builder or a metallurgist ... but, I am an experienced cyclist, who owns aluminum, steel and Ti frames.

My preference for comfort is steel. My Ti frame is second for comfort, but...
11-13-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By the engine

Made a massive difference in my life. I am back...

Made a massive difference in my life. I am back to riding 200k events, training between 100 - 200 miles a week, and climbing well (for a Clyde). Yes, I can honestly say my knees are fine ... I do...
11-12-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By the engine

53 here ... I have arthritis in my neck,...

53 here ... I have arthritis in my neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, back and ankles ... knees have been replaced, so they're fine.

I ride year round ... once I got back on the bike from knee...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,409
Posted By the engine

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,922
Posted By the engine

Shoe covers make a world of difference ... wool...

Shoe covers make a world of difference ... wool socks, plastic bags, ect. help the shoe covers work better. But, shoe covers are the key. IMHO:thumb:
11-12-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By the engine

From the Ops description, it sounds to me like...

From the Ops description, it sounds to me like something else is going on ... not related to bonking.

The rule of thumb for "bonk" prevention; Eat before you are hungry, drink before you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,409
Posted By the engine

I have a Garmin 510, and use Strava, Garmin...

I have a Garmin 510, and use Strava, Garmin Connect, and Map My Ride. They are all accurate as far as distance/duration ... but all vary some when it comes to elevation. Strava is not even close with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By the engine

I ride with double knee replacements. My...

I ride with double knee replacements.

My main bike has 30 crank (triple), 32 cassette for climbing. My training bike has 34/32 for climbing.

I do centuries and 200k rides regularly. I can ride...
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