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12-14-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,225
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yep - a tad under 15% in both cases. What is...

Yep - a tad under 15% in both cases. What is interesting is that despite them being driven by very different types of skills (albeit both are physical skills), the decline seems to be similar. It...
12-13-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,225
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Speed in a golf swing (same as distance) is...

Speed in a golf swing (same as distance) is considered a fast twitch thing while ftp is clearly a mostly slow twitch thing. But if you do training to 'get those yards back' that you lost from age 63...
12-11-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,225
Posted By DaveLeeNC

An Interesting Performance/Aging Parallel - Golf vs. Cycling

This crossed my mind today while I was pedaling on my indoor bike. It would seem that the number of ftp watts that I have lost since age 65 (now age 73) is almost exactly the same as the distance...
09-11-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

One thing that my one of my doctors told me when...

One thing that my one of my doctors told me when I was trying to figure out when a 'helpful' stretch or exercise was helpful or hurtful (because it caused some level of pain). His initial response...
09-11-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

terrymorse , thanks for the kind words. But lots...

terrymorse , thanks for the kind words. But lots of folks are fighting problems like mine. What real 'dedication to your sport is' would be my good friend back home in Missouri. He is an avid tennis...
09-11-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

rsbob , mother nature and genetics seem to be...

rsbob , mother nature and genetics seem to be doing their best to fight this. I wear a $1K+ brace on one knee and get periodic hyaluronic acid injections in both knees. The arthritis in my left...
09-10-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I used to have self-improvement 'goals' but...

I used to have self-improvement 'goals' but advancing age kind of nixed the 'improvement' part. Now I find myself (DOB 1949) with spinal stenosis, severe osteo-arthritis in both knees, in both...
08-05-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is an interesting response (thanks, Terry)...

This is an interesting response (thanks, Terry) and gets to the heart of what was on my mind. I could give this training schedule a try. I would end up with most days being quite fatigue limited...
08-03-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,272
Posted By DaveLeeNC

They are not the same thing, but 'inherently...

They are not the same thing, but 'inherently harder' is not an answerable question. If your intent is to go and Time Trial that flat at your absolute best effort, that is one thing (and that is...
07-30-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,272
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am not sure how exact you must be to...

I am not sure how exact you must be to 'replicate', but on truly flat ground a stronger rider can come pretty close to replicating a 13% grade on truly flat ground. 275 watts would take a 155'ish...
07-29-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By DaveLeeNC

While that is quite sensible, it may not be who I...

While that is quite sensible, it may not be who I am (maybe). I will say that the last time I decided "just go out and ride - ignore the power meter, odometer, etc", two months later I was seriously...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,100
Posted By DaveLeeNC

GhostRider62 Here is a relevant fitness story....

GhostRider62 Here is a relevant fitness story. Back in 2018 (turned 69 that year) my riding had dropped off some (25%'ish). While I did no real tests I did not sense having lost anything and I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,100
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Camilo I agree with you that you have to be...

Camilo I agree with you that you have to be careful with info gathered from places like this (WRT medical issues). I still find that getting experiences and opinions from others in this manner has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,100
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy I tried your hanging suggestion...

Carbonfiberboy I tried your hanging suggestion - HOLY COW! At this point I don't have extreme pain doing anything that I have tried - UNTIL THIS. I have my own personal formula for 'when is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,100
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy I am (independent of your input)...

Carbonfiberboy I am (independent of your input) coming to the conclusion that the proper treatment in my case is going to involve personal experimentation. However, it is frustrating that in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,100
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yeah - I think what I will do tomorrow is just go...

Yeah - I think what I will do tomorrow is just go out on my anticipated 30 mile ride and simply do it no hands :-)

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 567,977
Posted By DaveLeeNC

And my first impression was 'wow - that is one...

And my first impression was 'wow - that is one long selfie stick'. Great pic, BTW. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Strava heat map - I should have thought of that....

Strava heat map - I should have thought of that. Thx. dave
01-04-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Bottom Bracket Question and BB related IQ Test

I just (again) replaced the BB on my Lemond Revmaster Sport spin bike. I did this maybe 100 riding hours ago so maybe there is another issue here (I am basically a bike mechanics beginnner with no...
11-12-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,302
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Here is a different twist. I am 72 and have...

Here is a different twist. I am 72 and have spinal and foraminal stenosis (lumbar region) and the associated symptoms (hip and lower leg pain in my case). Riding either of my road bikes with...
10-19-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,672
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, maybe 15 years ago I was visiting back home...

FWIW, maybe 15 years ago I was visiting back home (Missouri) and ran across a childhood friend that I had not seen since high school. He was an exceptional athlete (and a relatively big guy) who...
10-18-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,672
Posted By DaveLeeNC

CFB, in my experience without lots of serious...

CFB, in my experience without lots of serious exercise I will gain weight UNLESS I am periodically hungry. Once I get my daily calorie burn up into the 1000+ calorie range, I can pretty much avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My strategy seems to be to personally do the...

My strategy seems to be to personally do the clean-up with my 25mm tires :-) dave
09-26-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am the OP (DOB 1949) on this thread. I thought...

I am the OP (DOB 1949) on this thread. I thought that I would update things in case someone down the road is doing research and stumbles into this thread.

In summary, I ran into sudden hip...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My guess is that it is shipping weight (which is...

My guess is that it is shipping weight (which is typically pounds - at least on Amazon).

dave
08-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,322
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yes - that is it. In my case the chances of the...

Yes - that is it. In my case the chances of the device seeing anything useful over 2 days is pretty small.

dave
08-09-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,322
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I have maybe once every 3-6 months a short...

FWIW, I have maybe once every 3-6 months a short period of unexplained high heartrate (typically 140 to 150) that lasts for usually 5-15 minutes (although once it went 2 hours). My primary doctor...
08-06-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,083
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have dual sided Garmin Vector pedals on my Trek...

I have dual sided Garmin Vector pedals on my Trek and on my indoor bike (Lemond Revmaster Spinner-type bike). I have noticed that on my road bike a L-R balance of 52%-48% would be typical. On my...
07-28-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,438
Posted By DaveLeeNC

DOB 1949 here. One of my avocations is classical...

DOB 1949 here. One of my avocations is classical guitar and 1/8th (3 out of 24) of my current repertoire is by Francisco Tarrega (died 1909). That old enough? #2 on the list (2 pieces) is J. S. Bach...
07-25-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,471
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, GPS measurement of elevation is VERY poor...

FWIW, GPS measurement of elevation is VERY poor compared to horizontal position. If your GPS device could read satellite data from satellites on the opposite side of the planet, then elevation...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,537
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Sorry - I misunderstood what you were saying. You...

Sorry - I misunderstood what you were saying. You were contrasting dual sided power vs. something that measures total power without separating one pedal from the other (rather than single pedal vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,537
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have (dual) Garmin Vector 3's on my Emonda SL6....

I have (dual) Garmin Vector 3's on my Emonda SL6. I don't know if this is normal or not, but my power balance (L-R) runs anywhere from 51/49 to 54/46. On an absolute basis that means that (on some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 567,977
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yet another 22 foot powerboat sitting beside an...

Yet another 22 foot powerboat sitting beside an oversized igloo. Everywhere you turn, there is another one. You just cannot get away from these here in south-central NC (USA).
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05-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,703
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My cramping experience is that I have cramped a...

My cramping experience is that I have cramped a few times on long/difficult rides (four of them that I can recall). 2 of them were under conditions where dehydration/etc is totally ruled out (temps...
05-01-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Just got my MRI (separate hip and back MRI's). I...

Just got my MRI (separate hip and back MRI's). I see the orthopedic doc in 5 days but I was able to see the radiologist's comments. In a nutshell there was not much apparent (soft tissues or bone) on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 567,977
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A typical stretch of the aptly named Strava...

A typical stretch of the aptly named Strava segment "Jackson Springs Rollers" (between Foxfire Village, NC and Jackson Springs, NC on Jackson Springs Road).

dave...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,693
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I recently sheared the stem off the tube in my...

I recently sheared the stem off the tube in my front tire while removing the pump. So in that case the answer was around 75 pounds. dave
04-14-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,298
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, here is the latest of my hip. The diagnosis...

FWIW, here is the latest of my hip. The diagnosis was gluteus medius syndrome tendonitis. The treatment is physical therapy and 'dry needling' which is mechanically similar to accupuncture but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Rarely are the Biking Gods So Considerate

Nice day today and I went out for a routine 30'ish mile ride in the countryside here in south-central NC. A bit more traffic than normal (but normal is almost no traffic), so still a very pleasant...
03-18-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,649
Posted By DaveLeeNC

MattTheHat And for the safety issue. Can someone...

MattTheHat And for the safety issue. Can someone PLEASE tell me what they do differently when they hear a car coming? For me, the answer is nothing. Do people actually stop riding and pull off the...
03-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,405
Posted By DaveLeeNC

From what I have read, the formula has proven to...

From what I have read, the formula has proven to be 100% accurate at age 220. dave
03-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,091
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have gotten cramps on long rides 3 times that I...

I have gotten cramps on long rides 3 times that I can recall. In those cases it was not dehydration. But in all 3 cases I was pushing myself well past 'my norms in cycling'.

OTOH, I do get cramps...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,929
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Two days left :-) dave

Two days left :-)

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,929
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Currently at 7400 miles. I've got back to back...

Currently at 7400 miles. I've got back to back rides of 300 miles each planned for tomorrow/Friday to get me to my goal of 8000 miles :-) In the spirit of full disclosure this includes bad weather...
09-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,399
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year....

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year. But I will not be doing that kind of travel in these circumstances. I had a training plan that would address the 6gap terrain while training in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By DaveLeeNC

And This is How to Fall Off Your Bike

It is 4 stop signs between my house and the "open road". On any day there is a 90% chance that I will be the only vehicle at any of these stop signs so a rolling stop through them is my norm. If...
07-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Need a Five Second Ride

I am not really training for anything right now (the Pandemic killed those plans). But I am trying to keep my fitness at a reasonable level and 10 hours of weekly saddle time is one loose measure of...
07-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,290
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph...

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph (elapsed time, not just riding time). I probably could have done that again the following year but knee issues nixed that as a trial. I hit age 71 this...
06-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 38,898
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads...

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads where the discussion moved to "you cannot control an uncontrolled weight problem with exercise" because that is not the case for me personally. My...
06-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 38,898
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have no idea why you find my routine...

I have no idea why you find my routine "ludicrous". It is what I do and what I do is not some "who ever heard of that before" kind of thing. Around here it is common, I believe. I do it because I...
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