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Forum: Touring
04-29-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rockrivr1

I wish it was nice silky new paved road. We've...

I wish it was nice silky new paved road. We've been told we'll not be seeing any paved road. Mostly dirt roads and trails. Definitely looking forward to it. Oh and yes, I'm kidding about the...
Forum: Touring
04-28-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rockrivr1

Cycling through Cambodia: The must bring to survive thread. All help accepted

So I need your help! I'm about to embark on a 10 day 500 mile MTB adventure through the jungles and villages of Cambodia with 30 other riders. We'll be provided mountain bikes once we land in Siem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Rockrivr1

Open Slot - Harpoon Brewery's B2B

I was lucky enough to get a slot in this years B2B. I've been riding hard and I was on track to be ready for the ride. Unfortunately though, I strained a tendon in my knee. Stupid!

There's no way...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Rockrivr1

Open Slot - Harpoon Brewery's B2B

I was lucky enough to get a slot in this years B2B. I've been riding hard and I was on track to be ready for the ride. Unfortunately though, I strained a tendon in my knee. Stupid!

There's no way...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Rockrivr1

If there's one thing I've learned being married,...

If there's one thing I've learned being married, divorced and married again, is that you NEVER, EVER comment on your significant others weight. The consequences of them finding said comments can be,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Rockrivr1

Bicycle vs. Car = A bad ride for me!

Had a run in with a car today during my ride today. Was at an intersection and I stopped for a red light. I was next to the first car in line, who was happening to be taking a left. When the light...
03-31-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Rockrivr1

If it's the touring 520 then I would say yes. As...

If it's the touring 520 then I would say yes. As someone else has indicated, make sure it's not Trek's 520 mountain bike. I had one of those and sold it a few years back. Great bike, but not what...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By Rockrivr1

I think it depends on how long you ride for. I'm...

I think it depends on how long you ride for. I'm like you in that I only do upper body workouts and figure the cycling is keeping my lower half in shape. I've noticed that after doing bench press...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Rockrivr1

I have an appointment next week with the physical...

I have an appointment next week with the physical the****** that worked on my knee last year, so hopefully she'll give a good idea of what's going on. It's supposed to be in the upper 70s for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Rockrivr1

Sometimes getting lost can lead to the best rides!

Great day for a ride today in New England. Decided to head out this morning for a 30 mile ride. I started out on a route I've done several times, but for some reason I decided to take a road I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,570
Posted By Rockrivr1

The knee pain that inevitably shows up at the...

The knee pain that inevitably shows up at the beginning of the season. Otherwise then that, I'm good with most everything else. I just have to grin to myself when I see motorist going bonkers...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Rockrivr1

I've only done the ice part. I think I'll need to...

I've only done the ice part. I think I'll need to do the rest going forward. I'm very bad at the stretch part. It's only something I've started doing since the injury and I've been a little lax doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Rockrivr1

After I injured my knee last year I had a...

After I injured my knee last year I had a professional fit done with my bike. (Felt Z25) I also changed out from basic SPDs to Speedplay Zero pedals. It was a vast improvement. I didn't make any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Rockrivr1

I'm 42. If you don't mind me asking, what did...

I'm 42. If you don't mind me asking, what did your "operation" consist of and how long were you off the bike for? I was hoping it was just due to the knee being used hard again, but if it keeps up...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Rockrivr1

Knee Injury Question

My question is this. Once you've had a knee injury while riding, does it ever go back to being strong and pain free like before the injury?

Last year around this time I damaged a tendon on my...
03-21-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Rockrivr1

I hear ya. Made it out yesterday for the third...

I hear ya. Made it out yesterday for the third time this season and pushed through 40 miles. The first two rides were 10 and 15 miles so 40 was really pushing it. I finished, but damn was I...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-18-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 263,961
Posted By Rockrivr1

Made it out for my second ride of the season. ...

Made it out for my second ride of the season. Even with riding the trainer in the basement over the snowy winter, I'm WAY out of shape. Did 40 miles last Saturday and 20 miles tonight. Very slow...
03-18-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,976
Posted By Rockrivr1

I have to agree with you. Cyclist can sometimes...

I have to agree with you. Cyclist can sometimes be their own worst enemy. We complain about the bad treatment we get from motorist, but a few idiots do things that cause some of our own issues. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,980
Posted By Rockrivr1

Another vote for Rival. I've riden with both and...

Another vote for Rival. I've riden with both and I hands down like the SRAM shifting on the single lever then using the brake to down shift. Upgraded to a Felt Z25 with Red and upgraded the crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,732
Posted By Rockrivr1

Not exactly, but close..... Bike ...

Not exactly, but close.....

Bike
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o30/Rockrivr1/Felt1.jpg

Car
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o30/Rockrivr1/100_1264.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rockrivr1

Your an NES member aren't you? ;)

Your an NES member aren't you? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rockrivr1

Actually the Bento Bag and Jando items in the...

Actually the Bento Bag and Jando items in the pics is the type I'm talking about. Looks very convenient to carry a few items. I actually like the one Cyclefreaksix linked to. I think I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rockrivr1

Does anyone use a top tube bag?

I have a wedge bag under my seat to carry misc repair gear, spare tire, etc' and there's a little room left for a couple of GU packets. I was riding last weekend and saw a guy with one of these top...
10-12-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Rockrivr1

I've just about had it with my SRAM Red Drive Train!

As the winter months in New England turned into spring earlier this year I started looking for a new road bike. After a lengthy search that included a lot of test rides I bought a Felt Z25. It just...
09-19-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Rockrivr1

Congrats!!!! Did my first back in August and it...

Congrats!!!! Did my first back in August and it sure is a great feeling. I've done two others since and while they were good, they just weren't as great as the first. Enjoy!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockrivr1

I didn't lose mine while riding. I'd been riding...

I didn't lose mine while riding. I'd been riding a lot and slimmed down but my ring still felt secure on my finger. Til one day in the hot and muggies I was playing golf. Somewhere between the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Rockrivr1

I couldn't wait to get home to ride. Wait, Tornado Watch? What???? Damn~

I haven't been able to ride all week, plus I have to work both days this weekend. So, tonight is my only night to get out and ride for 2-3 hours. I drive home this afternoon looking forward to the...
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Rockrivr1

Is the Selle Italia Prolink worth the money for comfort on long rides?

After finishing up the Pan Mass Challenge a few weeks ago I knew it was time to upgrade my Specialized Body Chemisty saddle. It was great up until 70-80 miles and then it failed pretty quickly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,373
Posted By Rockrivr1

After riding 192 miles over two days on the Pan...

After riding 192 miles over two days on the Pan Mass Challenge, I had one HUGE saddle sore on my right cheek. Right were the bottome crease of your butt ends and the top of your leg starts. That...
Replies: 90
Views: 5,146
Posted By Rockrivr1

Did my first century ever two weeks ago during...

Did my first century ever two weeks ago during the Pan Mass Challenge from Sturbridge down to Provincetown. It felt great! Stats were 111.3 miles on the first day down to Bourne at an average of 16.3...
08-09-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Rockrivr1

I don't race, but I like doing long rides on the...

I don't race, but I like doing long rides on the weekend and push myself to maintain a pretty steady pace. I eat. Eggs, bagel, fruit, nuts or some variation within a hour to hour and a half before...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,754
Posted By Rockrivr1

My weekend rides are always over 90 minutes as I...

My weekend rides are always over 90 minutes as I try to get a lot of miles in during the morning rides. During the weekday though I typically get 50% of my rides over the 90 minute mark. Now that...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rockrivr1

Or you can go with a powder made specifically to...

Or you can go with a powder made specifically to return your electrolites. I prefer Gu Brew in Orange flavor. 3 scoops in a 24oz bottle keeps me hydrated well in fairly hot days. Drink at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Rockrivr1

My first road pedels ended up being a Shimano SPD...

My first road pedels ended up being a Shimano SPD setup. Not knowing any better I thought they were OK, until I started getting some knee pain on longer rides. Talked with the owner of my LBS and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By Rockrivr1

As long as you're not on his tail I don't see any...

As long as you're not on his tail I don't see any issue with it. Sometime it's a good way to meet other riders in your area. If the other person seems fine with it, offer to pull for a bit for them...
Replies: 12
Views: 12,258
Posted By Rockrivr1

Thanks everyone for the advise. Spokenword, it's...

Thanks everyone for the advise. Spokenword, it's not to delicate of a question at all. It doesn't feel like numbness. I feel very comfortable in the saddle right up until I hit the 70-80 mile...
Replies: 12
Views: 12,258
Posted By Rockrivr1

Have you ever doubled up your riding shorts for extra padding for b to b centuries?

Next weekend I'll be doing the Pan Mass Challenge. Basically two days of back to back centuries. I've been doing a lot of riding and for lack of a better description, my sitting bones are starting to...
05-22-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By Rockrivr1

Whoa! Your my new "eating on a bike" hero. ...

Whoa! Your my new "eating on a bike" hero. Geez, I wish I could eat stuff like that when I'm riding. I'd be puking on the side of the road before I hit 50 miles if I did though, I think.
...
05-22-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,781
Posted By Rockrivr1

Finally a thread I can join. I definitely fall...

Finally a thread I can join. I definitely fall into the "average". I think. 6-1 220 down from 255 and 42 years old. Used to be able to hit 17-18 mph average. Hurt my knee and now I'm lucky to...
05-09-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By Rockrivr1

Pan Mass Challenge. Tax deductable donation gets 2 tickets to Dover NASCAR Race 5/31

One of my vendors has donated two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Dover International Speedway on May 31st with the proceeds going towards my Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) Charity Bike Ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Rockrivr1

What have you done for Physical Therepy after you've tweaked your knee?

After posting on another thread a few weeks ago on what I do to reduce my posibility of getting a knee injury, I go and tweak my knee last week while riding. Not sure how I did it or what I did...
Forum: Foo
04-25-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Rockrivr1

If she's sent you a friend request you can check...

If she's sent you a friend request you can check out her profile page and see if you actually do know her. If you do, accept her as a friend. I not, then hit ignore. As long as you have your...
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,295
Posted By Rockrivr1

I'm sorry to hear about your situation DJ. ...

I'm sorry to hear about your situation DJ. Unfortunately I've been in your shoes. Wife was depressed and was on a high does of Zoloft. Didn't seem to work as she secretly racked us up $40K in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,671
Posted By Rockrivr1

I sure hope not. Had the unfortunate experience...

I sure hope not. Had the unfortunate experience of riding in the same group as him with the Crack of Dawn crew. He was bragging about how his bike cost him $20K.

As to the rest. To each their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,671
Posted By Rockrivr1

I have two favorites I swap between the most. ...

I have two favorites I swap between the most.

This because I served and it was one of the best things I've ever done in my life.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By Rockrivr1

Have you ever rode injured even though you knew you shouldn't?

This weekend in New England the weather is going to be dry and in the low 80s for the first time this year. Awesome biking weather. Should be out there both Saturday and Sunday enjoying the ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,145
Posted By Rockrivr1

Typically I like to ride alone. My start time,...

Typically I like to ride alone. My start time, my pace and my direction. Sometimes though it's good to ride in a group. Especially when you need someone to push you because your not as motivated as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rockrivr1

I wouldn't say you are overtraining per say. I'm...

I wouldn't say you are overtraining per say. I'm getting ready for a double century charity ride and I'm riding just about every day. It more then likely something to do with the way you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Rockrivr1

I'm in New England and we can get some long days...

I'm in New England and we can get some long days of rain and thundershowers. The big ride is right at the beginning of August so I doubt it will be too cold. Then again, if wet, you can probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Rockrivr1

What's you favorite summer wet weather riding gear?

Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a wuss when it comes to riding in the rain. If it's raining, I'm not riding. That needs to change this year though. I'm doing a couple of charity rides this summer,...
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