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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I'm 66 and battling late-stage prostate cancer....

I'm 66 and battling late-stage prostate cancer. That makes me very vulnerable to COVID. I'm happy that it is later so there is a better chance at having a vaccine. I don't think the cancer will get...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

There are a few things that low gear work does...

There are a few things that low gear work does for you in the early season.

As mentioned previously it helps your opposing muscles work more efficiently between relaxing and contracting. If they...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I'm not so sure about that. I've also spent time...

I'm not so sure about that. I've also spent time as a track and field sprinter. Research there showed that leg speed of an elite sprinter and a 90-year old woman did not vary significantly. What did...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

As somebody with a really bad back, I'll add...

As somebody with a really bad back, I'll add perspective.

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : As an older guy (your blog puts you at 51yo) your back has gone...
04-10-20, 10:09 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Got back into cycling and went from 212 to 159 in...

Got back into cycling and went from 212 to 159 in five months.

Feed your training, not your appetite. With race training, it's a waste of hurt to get careless with diet.

Look up Mediterranean...
04-10-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

COVID, Training & Competition expectations. How are you dealing with it?

This is really targeted to the older Master's racers, so I did not put it in the COVID thread. As someone at a vulnerable age how are you handling training and competition, or the lack of it?

I'm...
04-07-20, 11:49 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Specialized Power Expert. It's the middle one in...

Specialized Power Expert. It's the middle one in the line. Popular with all the elites on our team.. The less expensive one has heavier rails. The most expensive one is really stiff and a lot of guys...
04-06-20, 11:51 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Bummer, dude. I heard, back in the day, in...

Bummer, dude.

I heard, back in the day, in places where there were serious numbers of serious cyclists, that the kinds of rider you describe seemed to be very accident prone. Likely because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 01:06 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Yes, it shifts your center of gravity. It helps...

Yes, it shifts your center of gravity. It helps keep the bike upright so you don't run out of tread and have the bike slide out in the turn. Most of my bicycle handling skills I picked up racing...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Thank you, Carlton, and thank you for the advice...

Thank you, Carlton, and thank you for the advice on the log in.

The thinking is that people with bi-polar condition self-medicate on endorphins. Their dopamine systems are out of control, and...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

The Good - Even though I was off the bike for...

The Good
- Even though I was off the bike for most of the year, I cut 3 seconds off my last year's (first year back in 35 years) 500M time
- I'm looking forward to being healthy this year.
- I'm...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

She was bipolar. Fingerprints are all over it.

Everything I've read, screams bipolar. It's often diagnosed as depression, which can lead to suicide.

If you want to know more, I can explain. I tried but this stupid forum logs me out when I...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Road bars for practicing 500M starts?

I live out in the boonies and can't regularly work out at the track. Outdoors, I have flat, empty spaces to practice starts, but I bruise my wrists with my current bars. I know there were road bars...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Things are more expensive than that, and using...

Things are more expensive than that, and using thin concrete for a velodrome can lead to problems and even disaster.

Contractor defends velodrome work | News | kenoshanews.com...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I don't think leg speed numbers mean a lot...

I don't think leg speed numbers mean a lot outside of maybe Goldsprint races. I think being able to hit high rpm on rollers is more of a parlor trick. They are important to me when training to relax....
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I did, thank you. I'm not a newbie, but a...

I did, thank you. I'm not a newbie, but a re-newbie. It's been a challenge returning.

Rick
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

[QUOTE=carleton;20041348] As much as I like...

[QUOTE=carleton;20041348]
As much as I like kicking y'all's collective asses, it's not worth getting rapid cancer
/QUOTE]

Slow cancer isn't all that much better, either.
01-22-18, 11:34 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Mine, too.

Mine, too.
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Thank you, Carleton! I appreciate the help....

Thank you, Carleton!

I appreciate the help. Great day, great people, great vibe.

Rick
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Lexus Indoor Velodrome, Detroit

We traded furniture assembly labor for track time. Thank Dale Hughes for the great work he's done to make this a reality. Open for practice in a couple of weeks, once they have insurance and...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Also known as the alpha state. Some people come...

Also known as the alpha state. Some people come by it naturally. It is at the core of creativity and you'll see it's common in creative people. I've been blessed. It was a key aspect of my success as...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Oh, man, Yes! queerpunk, I was going to...

Oh, man, Yes! queerpunk,

I was going to write about that effect, but I didn't think anybody would understand or believe. I get to that place, stuff slows down, and I feel like I've gone up into my...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Relaxation drills?

I'm posting this because I saw a few threads where I thought relaxation drills might help. Yet I saw no comments regarding relaxation.

I'm a big fan of picking up drills from one sport and...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

This is interesting. I just returned after 35...

This is interesting. I just returned after 35 years on the couch.

I'm thinking that perhaps one's approach to the F200 should complement the individual's power and fatigue profile? I'm one of...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

You sound like a tobacco guy insisting that...

You sound like a tobacco guy insisting that smoking doesn't cause cancer. Your logic is just as faulty. I have to wonder, do you work for Monsanto, or one of those junk science labs at Duke...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Hi spartankid! I just want to point out that...

Hi spartankid!

I just want to point out that my diet works for billions of people. It's a simple variation of Mediterranean and Asian diets. The NIH study I referenced is based on a large body of...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

All this, and if you're eating a well-balanced...

All this, and if you're eating a well-balanced diet you should not really worry about missing nutrients.

The ex has Ph.D. and post-doc in molecular biology, was the head cook at a hippie commune...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

[QUOTE=carleton;19963468]It's cool, man. I'm glad...

[QUOTE=carleton;19963468]It's cool, man. I'm glad that you have it all sorted out now.
Please let us know your experience with it (good or bad). I'm sure lots of people are very curious.

Thank...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I've suspected the same. Their direct-to-consumer...

I've suspected the same. Their direct-to-consumer model may contribute to this since there is no pro mechanic to assemble the bike and call out the unusual torque spec. Looks like the unique design...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

[QUOTE=queerpunk;19963348]Well there's a...

[QUOTE=queerpunk;19963348]Well there's a curiosity. Are they saying that the trackends splay because people use the adjusters and don't actually tighten the wheel's nuts?!

queerpunk,

That is my...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Oh, I screwed up. It's a good thing you...

Oh, I screwed up.

It's a good thing you asked me to find the instructions, carleton!

My bad. I apologize to everyone. I remembered the instructions wrong. I'm doing a bad, bad thing with...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Here is my track end. It seems there is a lot...

Here is my track end. It seems there is a lot more carbon fiber material surrounding this one than others I've seen. I've written to Dolan about the adjuster bolt directions because I've misplaced...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Thanks, Poppit!

I don't remember easily. Now, I need to go find my paperwork for the bike.

Rick
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Yes, I will work on that. Might take a bit. ...

Yes, I will work on that. Might take a bit.



I suspect the same. Particularly after seeing that warranty note on the dropouts. I will try to find the paper, as well as the seat post spec. To...
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Dolan DF4 Dropout Issue

I'd heard about it from another fellow who owned a DF4, wanting to know if I had experienced the problem.

I'd only recently bought the bike and hadn't experienced the issue. I asked the guy if,...
10-27-17, 03:01 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Threw me for a loop there. I thought you'd...

Threw me for a loop there.

I thought you'd write that once he started to work on the car that he made sure it didn't work so they could all ride bicycles.
;)

Rick
10-27-17, 02:30 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

teebox, I'm sorry. I did not make that...

teebox,

I'm sorry. I did not make that comment to hurt your feelings. I simply referred to you frankly the same way I did describe myself when I started this journey to get fit before my cancer...
10-27-17, 01:34 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Simon, you haven't mentioned what kind of...

Simon, you haven't mentioned what kind of treatment. Surgery or you two watching it closely?

I have 6 congenital defects in my lumbar spine, had a double lum-lam and a spinal stenosis cleared out...
10-27-17, 01:14 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I'll bet his spinal surgeon has spent more time...

I'll bet his spinal surgeon has spent more time studying spinal anatomy than a lay person. My surgeon gave me similar advice decades ago. Some of it is done for liability reasons.

A repaired...
10-27-17, 12:47 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

No, I don't think you're hurting your...

No, I don't think you're hurting your performance. There is an issue that you are not duplicating the range of leg movement on the bike, but that issue is best addressed with plyometric exercises as...
10-27-17, 09:41 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I'm 63 and stand up to pedal often. I stand...

I'm 63 and stand up to pedal often. I stand almost exclusively to accelerate. Yes, if you've been off the bike you will need to relearn the skill, even if it involves the finer points of standing.
...
10-26-17, 02:45 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

"Doc, I have a friend of mine with a rash." ;) ...

"Doc, I have a friend of mine with a rash." ;)

Never had the problem and I have over 100,000 miles on my butt. I've also had robotic surgery to remove a cancerous prostate. I lost some function,...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-17, 02:16 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

Before I retired I spent a few years without an...

Before I retired I spent a few years without an auto. Some of that time I was racing.

Thirty miles one way is a lot of miles to ride in civvies. I'd recommend riding in cycling kit at that...
07-30-17, 07:36 PM
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Views: 1,529
Posted By rickbuddy_72

I love my Garmin 520. It works great with my...

I love my Garmin 520. It works great with my PowerTap P1 pedals. I have no use for Polar with all their incompatible upgrades and terrible, terrible, terrible customer service and poor repair.
03-13-17, 08:15 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

I have to admit, there are times that is exactly...

I have to admit, there are times that is exactly the right thing to do. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um2_yqWTAGY
03-13-17, 03:43 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

No, I don't take it personal. It's simply an...

No, I don't take it personal. It's simply an exchange of ideas.

These really are two different workouts aren't they? And, sure, I can get caught tired and not have the tailwind behind me, but that...
03-13-17, 12:29 PM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

My general feeling about riding on windy days is,...

My general feeling about riding on windy days is, "**** you, Bob Seeger!"

I have two approaches to riding on windy days. One is to get on my fixie and ride straight into it for 10-20 miles...
03-13-17, 11:32 AM
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Posted By rickbuddy_72

:thumb:

:thumb:
03-13-17, 11:31 AM
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Views: 5,767
Posted By rickbuddy_72

I love it! Did you refinish your trainer? Mine is...

I love it! Did you refinish your trainer? Mine is a combination of chrome and black paint. I've been thinking about refinishing mine. I haven't been all that good at cleaning up the sweat after the...
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