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11-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By GhostRider62

Just don't click on any of the new threads and...

Just don't click on any of the new threads and your trousers should be fine.
11-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By GhostRider62

As a fellow chronic pain endurer, I feel for you....

As a fellow chronic pain endurer, I feel for you. One thing.....you don't need a referral to see a Pain Doctor when you are on Medicare. I was able to find an amazing pain mgt doctor (Neuro) who...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

The new Madone junction looks like a Litigator's...

The new Madone junction looks like a Litigator's wet......you know what.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

I think the magnesium is mixed with some other...

I think the magnesium is mixed with some other crap. The mg welding takes expensive craftsmen vs carbon frames. So, not really a commercially viable material for a bike frame. Pinarello AK61 is...
11-02-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,884
Posted By GhostRider62

So, all dogs should have had the foresight to...

So, all dogs should have had the foresight to marry and mouch off of a young, beautiful, high earning wife?

I do think some people are into gear for reasons I do not understand. It is like a...
11-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By GhostRider62

I started paying more attention several years ago...

I started paying more attention several years ago because it seemed so many older riders were getting aFib and although the MDs say my 8 second pauses in HR while sleeping are not a big deal, it is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By GhostRider62

I have mounted them 4 times on both wheelsets. ...

I have mounted them 4 times on both wheelsets. I know how to mount tires.

Like I said, the Michelins and clincher GP5000 could go on by hand or just a little help at the very end using a lever...
11-01-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By GhostRider62

My wife and I used to ride a tandem together. ...

My wife and I used to ride a tandem together.

I have enjoyed riding with a husband and wife team on some brevets, they are very fast and climb well. I think they always finish first at PBP for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By GhostRider62

I miss that show. Thanks to the woke morons, it...

I miss that show. Thanks to the woke morons, it is gone.

I've only had one serious failure, it was aluminum. I was hurt. Bad. Very bad. I've ridden carbon frames since December of 1985. I...
10-31-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,357
Posted By GhostRider62

I think it is mean to Larry, there are a handful...

I think it is mean to Larry, there are a handful of mean posters who have nothing better than to attack a kid trying to get his life in order.

Now to the topic at hand.

I hate riding a trainer,...
10-31-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,682
Posted By GhostRider62

I walked 5 hills on one 300k brevet and that was...

I walked 5 hills on one 300k brevet and that was in a PBP year. IIRC, I finished first. It was 100F with high humidity. Life is not always simple and sometimes a little compromise helps.

When...
10-31-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,166
Posted By GhostRider62

Two points Hermes made, don't lose them. Get...

Two points Hermes made, don't lose them. Get shelter going in and do zero work. The point about lower cadence is probably a good one for a muscular guy like you. At higher cadence and lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting. Having spend almost 40 years...

Interesting.

Having spend almost 40 years working in Quality Control, Assurance, Engineering, and Management and as an engineer, I don't know much about this stuff anymore, my brain is mush.
10-31-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,166
Posted By GhostRider62

Not getting dropped is a good motivator. If...

Not getting dropped is a good motivator.

If you go on a group ride and do not know the route, some advance reconnaisance looking at the profile and gradient can be very helpful. If there is a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By GhostRider62

I did not read the references. If carbon fibre...

I did not read the references. If carbon fibre lasts on fighter jets, F1 cars, and commercial aircraft over my lifespan, in effect it does not fatigue. The resin? That is a more nuanced...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

Two things solved that problem for me. 1. I...

Two things solved that problem for me.

1. I use 100 or 150m notice and better brake pads
2. I use a field on my main screen, "Distance to Next". This was the key in me not missing turns. If...
10-31-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By GhostRider62

Ronnestad found that one HIIT session every 7-10...

Ronnestad found that one HIIT session every 7-10 days combined with lower intensity work during the transition phase had a rather large impact on the next season. There is another such study that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By GhostRider62

Carbon fibre does not have a fatigue limit I...

Carbon fibre does not have a fatigue limit

I have two carbon forks with over 50,000 miles each on them. YMMV
10-31-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,166
Posted By GhostRider62

Patience It takes years and years to develop...

Patience

It takes years and years to develop an aerobic engine.

If it is a long climb, try to be the one setting the pace at the start. Eventually the stronger climbers will go harder and you...
10-29-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,609
Posted By GhostRider62

I know someone who was blown up several times in...

I know someone who was blown up several times in Iraq, all his fellow Marines died in the last one. He has had more surgeries than I can could count. He is addicted to really, really strong opioids....
10-28-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,746
Posted By GhostRider62

Shaving saves around 70 seconds per 40km, more...

Shaving saves around 70 seconds per 40km, more than going from antiquated round, steel tubes to a modern bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
10-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By GhostRider62

For a variety of reasons, I sometimes use a 110mm...

For a variety of reasons, I sometimes use a 110mm stem on a particular bike but usually 150 mm. I notice the difference in handling.

Also, the closer the center of gravity is to the wheel axis,...
10-28-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,161
Posted By GhostRider62

In my limited experience, Connecticutians hate...

In my limited experience, Connecticutians hate thruhikers a little more than they hate cyclists.

WRT to traffic lights, none of mine will trigger for a cyclist. Somehow they are also timed by...
10-28-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By GhostRider62

Losing weight at 60 is ten times harder than at...

Losing weight at 60 is ten times harder than at 50.

I'd recommend looking at a low carb diet with higher amounts of protein and fat but with an overall lower caloric content than your basel...
10-28-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By GhostRider62

One of the mistakes new riders make is trying to...

One of the mistakes new riders make is trying to emulate the onride and post ride fueling of professionals or maybe just falling for the marketing of companies selling.

Professionals might only be...
10-27-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,892
Posted By GhostRider62

M first carbon bike was in 1985 and it was much...

M first carbon bike was in 1985 and it was much faster than my 1972 Masi GC. Each carbon bike that I have owned is faster and faster than the last due to aerodynamics, not weight.
10-26-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,318
Posted By GhostRider62

Sleep is definitely the issue with shoulder...

Sleep is definitely the issue with shoulder problems, I used to wake up when rolling over but after surgery, I was good. Fast forward 4 years to a broken clavicle, broken scapula, humerus, 5 ribs,...
10-26-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,892
Posted By GhostRider62

One needs a planing steel bike with super supple...

One needs a planing steel bike with super supple tires. Such bikes climb by themselves and when combined with fenders and a suitcase on the front, they fly.
10-26-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By GhostRider62

Going nuclear in training is counterproductive. ...

Going nuclear in training is counterproductive. Consistent, progressive overload with tons of low intensity volume even for sprinters who win gold

https://alancouzens.com/blog/touretski.html
10-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,318
Posted By GhostRider62

What to do? In the USA, 1) get a lawyer to sue...

What to do? In the USA, 1) get a lawyer to sue the negligent Physio and 2) see a shoulder surgeon to review your MRI and determine if repair is warranted. Down under...????
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 926
Posted By GhostRider62

46T and 13-15 at 80 rpm is 19-22 mph. Bringing...

46T and 13-15 at 80 rpm is 19-22 mph. Bringing the chainring down to 40T reduces those by about 3 mph. Pretty difficult for anyone to answer. You really have no hills, a 10-28 SRAM 12 speed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 926
Posted By GhostRider62

I live in a hilly area and run 1x SRAM red 12...

I live in a hilly area and run 1x SRAM red 12 speed. 48T with either an 11-34, 11-36 or 11-39 in the back 12 speed. I'm thinking of going to 46T and 10-33
10-23-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,136
Posted By GhostRider62

1. Fitness is like the stock market, you take...

1. Fitness is like the stock market, you take the stairs on the way up and the elevator on the way down. Took me a long time to understand that consistency month to month and year to year with...
10-23-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,161
Posted By GhostRider62

I cannot remember the last time someone yelled at...

I cannot remember the last time someone yelled at me while riding my bike here. All the old pickup truck drivers are so nice to me, no problems really. They give me the lane and wave as they...
10-22-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By GhostRider62

Cycling calms my limbic system down, perhaps like...

Cycling calms my limbic system down, perhaps like meditation or medication. I suffer from some bad trauma that happened to me. Cycling is like a safe respite. The change is invisible to the eye...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By GhostRider62

A simple memory. Arriving to Loudeac it was...

A simple memory.

Arriving to Loudeac it was cold and I was shivering and hungry. I get some stuff onto my tray and the lady takes one look at me and opens a cover over a vat of hot chocolate. ...
10-17-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,602
Posted By GhostRider62

Sometimes Balance of mTOR and AMPK pathways ...

Sometimes

Balance of mTOR and AMPK pathways

Can't or shouldn't always eat like a pig and shouldn't also be catabolic all the time.

Skinny old people live a long time but are frail. Fat...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By GhostRider62

Strange things at controls. In 2019, a down...

Strange things at controls. In 2019, a down under randonneur abandoned at Fougeres, he was in line to pay for food ahead of me. He kept badgering the checkout lady about wifi and the password. ...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By GhostRider62

I had a local Tri guy drafting me in 2015 and...

I had a local Tri guy drafting me in 2015 and indeed, I was worried that I would be fined an hour. SO, I stopped and let him go. It was a little annoying but the local fellow on a training ride...
09-14-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,862
Posted By GhostRider62

It is Trek's fault. I hear referrals are...

It is Trek's fault.

I hear referrals are needed starting in late 2023

There are not enough technicians because they don't pay well. Raise the price for service. Isn't it that simple.
09-14-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,193
Posted By GhostRider62

My strongest cage is also my heaviest, it is made...

My strongest cage is also my heaviest, it is made from carbon. I use in behind the seat position. IIRC, they were $75 each. Few things irritate me more than someone losing bottles. Back in the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,179
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm on the excuse windmill myself. My...

I'm on the excuse windmill myself.

My inability to deal seems, at least to me, a symptom of age.

When I was young, gear never matter much. I could not have imagined placement of my radar...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,671
Posted By GhostRider62

I've gotten 10,000 miles out of waxed 11 speed...

I've gotten 10,000 miles out of waxed 11 speed shimano dura ace chain but typically I toss then at 4-5,000 miles. Not enough 12 speed data on KMC, Campy, and YNB. I did not like the Campy and took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,755
Posted By GhostRider62

An endurance ride is probably at least 2 hours...

An endurance ride is probably at least 2 hours exclusively in zone 2.

A long distance ride is more than 100 miles.

Anyone disagree?
09-13-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By GhostRider62

I've watched TdF, Paris Roubaix, and the World...

I've watched TdF, Paris Roubaix, and the World Champs in person.

Strangely, my favorite memory was Lemond's off the front win in 1983 for the World Champ. Afterwards, he was asked in an...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,179
Posted By GhostRider62

Review of the Tailfin aeropack. The low cost...

Review of the Tailfin aeropack. The low cost optional seatpost extender is essential in my opinion. The setup is super stable and can hold a lot of volume. I much prefer it to my bikepacking...
09-12-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,818
Posted By GhostRider62

All those front, bright flashing headlights...

All those front, bright flashing headlights blinding me? They suck. And, should be illegal.
09-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,314
Posted By GhostRider62

Not yet. Kneewarmers 55-65F Knickers or...

Not yet.

Kneewarmers 55-65F

Knickers or legwarmers 48-55F

Tights 35-48F

Tights and legwarmers below 35F
09-08-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26,464
Views: 2,864,392
Posted By GhostRider62

I did not ride today, unfortunately. I had RF...

I did not ride today, unfortunately. I had RF ablation to the occipital nerves for pain and due to anesthesia, Doc said to take it easy. If my wife wasn't home, I'd sneak out for sure, it is a...
09-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,193
Posted By GhostRider62

Who cares how others spend their money. Just...

Who cares how others spend their money.

Just don't tell me there is no difference in my shirt to yours. Very annoying.

And in return, I won't tell you bragging $5000 for hunting and fishing...
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