Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: RH Clark
Showing results 1 to 50 of 115
Search took 0.03 seconds.
05-19-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By RH Clark

I have a LHT with a 3X10 set up. It has 26"...

I have a LHT with a 3X10 set up. It has 26" wheels, which I think are great, and cantilever breaks. I shift with microshift bar end shifters in friction mode. I wouldn't change a thing on that bike....
04-19-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By RH Clark

Just find an older cheap MTB with 32-36 spokes...

Just find an older cheap MTB with 32-36 spokes per wheel. 26" wheels would be great. I've bought half a dozen for around $100 in the last 2 years. Even if you don't like it, you can have $100 worth...
04-12-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By RH Clark

When I was 360lbs, I started cycling on an older...

When I was 360lbs, I started cycling on an older rigid steel MTB with 26" wheels and 2" tires. Look at some online size charts for different bikes to know your size. Then search Facebook marketplace...
04-09-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By RH Clark

That's a fine bike and a great choice for a first...

That's a fine bike and a great choice for a first bike. The step through design should help getting on and off. That's an easy bike to do maintenance on. RJ the bike guy on youtube has lots of how to...
04-08-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By RH Clark

Get on that bike every day. Make it a habit. It...

Get on that bike every day. Make it a habit. It doesn't matter if you can only ride 10 or 15 minuets. If you do it every day, you will see a huge improvement over time. I rode 360 days my second year...
04-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,061
Posted By RH Clark

I don't own a cell phone because I know I can...

I don't own a cell phone because I know I can always borrow one in an emergency. I may be obnoxious or possibly, just cheap.
04-08-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By RH Clark

Congrats. I got on an old beater bike 4 years ago...

Congrats. I got on an old beater bike 4 years ago to teach my son how to ride. I was 50 years old and hadn't been on a bike for nearly 40 years. At age 50, I was 360 lbs. and I didn't ride that first...
04-07-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By RH Clark

I wish I hadn't waited so long to get control...

I wish I hadn't waited so long to get control over my weight. When I turned 50, I weighed 360lbs. Over the next year and a half I lost 190 lbs. through diet and exercise only. Cycling became a game...
04-05-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By RH Clark

I would be looking for a fully rigid aluminum...

I would be looking for a fully rigid aluminum frame with aluminum or carbon fork that would take some nice wide smooth tires. If I wanted an upright cruiser geometry just pick a more upright frame...
04-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By RH Clark

Yoga works for me. Just search beginner yoga on...

Yoga works for me. Just search beginner yoga on Youtube and you will find plenty of examples. I gain a lot of flexibility after a week or 2 but I have to stretch EVERY day. I also prefer stretching...
03-21-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,157
Posted By RH Clark

My suggestion is to start doing some balance...

My suggestion is to start doing some balance improving Yoga postures at home first. You also have to get control of your diet and get rid of the excess weight. I know it's incredibly difficult. I...
03-18-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 826
Posted By RH Clark

You could overlay it with a thin piece of...

You could overlay it with a thin piece of leather. The leather would have to be thin enough not to affect the flex of the saddle. Use Weldwood Original contact cement and you won't be able to remove...
02-11-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,493
Posted By RH Clark

I've been IM fasting for nearly 3 years. It's a...

I've been IM fasting for nearly 3 years. It's a weight loss technique but I think the most important aspect of it is to get into Autophagy. When I started, I had a hard time going any amount of time...
Forum: Touring
02-07-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By RH Clark

How close are you to a national forest? I am only...

How close are you to a national forest? I am only 5 miles of rural back roads from the Bankhead NF in North Alabama. The dirt forest roads here aren't extreme. I've done 40 miles there on 30mm...
Forum: Touring
02-07-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By RH Clark

Yes! I got into cycling for the first time at 50...

Yes! I got into cycling for the first time at 50 years old. In two years, I lost 160 lbs. and changed bikes about as often as pants size. I went cycling wild but never spent more than $550 cash on...
Forum: Touring
02-07-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By RH Clark

I think it should be said that if you aren't...

I think it should be said that if you aren't already a nimble cyclist then no bike will feel nimble. In fact, if you are more on the slow and clumsy side of things, then you will feel more confident...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By RH Clark

What size do you need? There's a nice Miyata 610...

What size do you need? There's a nice Miyata 610 for sale here in the classic classifieds. I mention the Miyata 610 because I have ridden mine on the rails to trails close to me, The Tanglefoot in...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By RH Clark

I have a 60cm rim brake 26" wheeled version. I...

I have a 60cm rim brake 26" wheeled version. I would say that it is a lot of fun loaded or unloaded. How much fun will depend on what you expect and want. If you are a young weight weenie that likes...
02-01-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,117
Posted By RH Clark

I would advise guarding against injury over...

I would advise guarding against injury over trying to increase weight. You seem to be doing very well. An injury could be devastating.
01-30-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 745
Posted By RH Clark

Comparing your unfinished projects to mine would...

Comparing your unfinished projects to mine would be like comparing the Mona Lisa to an Elvis on Velvet. Mine being the Mexico import piece. I watch some my favorite YouTube cyclists whenever I need...
01-28-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By RH Clark

I've studied the food industry too much to trust...

I've studied the food industry too much to trust any supplement powder. The Sardines is a good inexpensive option. Get the packed in water though. Don't go for processed meats either. The WHO lists...
01-27-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,211
Posted By RH Clark

Yea, I agree you can't change anyone else. I get...

Yea, I agree you can't change anyone else. I get asked a lot how I lost all that weight and kept it off. My point is that I could list all the things I did and exactly how I ate but the most integral...
01-26-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,211
Posted By RH Clark

It all depends on concerning rapid weight loss....

It all depends on concerning rapid weight loss. If you are a crash diet type person and you can get weight off fast it's not all bad to some extent. Studies show that a fasting cycle is one of the...
01-22-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,168
Posted By RH Clark

Yea, that's definitely a better way. You have to...

Yea, that's definitely a better way. You have to understand that I did know I was pushing things because of a unique situation. In 2 years at age 50-52 I had gone from 360lbs to 170lbs. I have done...
01-22-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,211
Posted By RH Clark

I totally agree. It took me a while during my...

I totally agree. It took me a while during my eating change,but I noticed that I started to think differently about food. The old me would think "Now, what sounds good to eat." The new me was...
01-21-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,211
Posted By RH Clark

When you start eating low carbs you lose a lot of...

When you start eating low carbs you lose a lot of water weight initially. My rate of weight loss for 170 lbs was 8-12 lbs a month steady. That's on a low carb whole foods diet, basically meat and...
12-26-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,476
Posted By RH Clark

I bought a Lemond Croix de Fer. It is a USA True...

I bought a Lemond Croix de Fer. It is a USA True Temper OX Platinum frame with carbon stem,fork, bars, cranks,and seat post . Dura Ace equipped, King headset, Bontrager Race X Lite wheels and Dura...
11-11-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 41,984
Posted By RH Clark

Not necessarily Keto but the diet that worked for...

Not necessarily Keto but the diet that worked for me was low carb. I lost 160lbs and have kept it off 3 years. I ate no sugar as an added ingredient in anything. No bread or grain in any form, no...
10-13-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,627
Posted By RH Clark

At least we know any of us could get a job at...

At least we know any of us could get a job at Walmart assembling bikes.
10-06-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,268
Posted By RH Clark

My personal beliefs are that continual carbs are...

My personal beliefs are that continual carbs are less necessary to someone who has adapted to burning fat. If anyone is used to eating high carbs they will need a continual supply to keep going. A...
10-06-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,492
Posted By RH Clark

Just keep trying to get good nutrition ,adequate...

Just keep trying to get good nutrition ,adequate rest and exercise and your body will adapt to whatever is optimal for what you want to do with it. Pump iron all day and it will develop large muscles...
10-06-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,098
Posted By RH Clark

Just another way to overcomplicate a simple and...

Just another way to overcomplicate a simple and effective system for profit. In 20 years or less a bicycle will be so complicated and expensive that you will be forced to take it to a dealer for...
09-30-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,374
Posted By RH Clark

It seems oversimplified generalizations may also...

It seems oversimplified generalizations may also overemphasize the importance of cadence.
09-22-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,207
Posted By RH Clark

I just wanted to thank everyone for posting. I...

I just wanted to thank everyone for posting. I now have names I never knew to research and dream about owning. Thanks also for the beautiful bike pictures. I could look at classics all day. They are...
09-19-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By RH Clark

I think though gloves might help, though possibly...

I think though gloves might help, though possibly the solution is different bars and bike fit. I can't ride with flat straight bars for long at all without hand numbness issues later that night. Too...
09-17-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,636
Posted By RH Clark

I have purchased several $100-$200 bikes from...

I have purchased several $100-$200 bikes from Marketplace. They are all fantastic bikes. My best advice however is to have enough cycling experience, before you start buying, to know exactly why you...
09-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,391
Posted By RH Clark

My bike would be indoors if I lived in a 10X10...

My bike would be indoors if I lived in a 10X10 box and had to hoist it into the ceiling or hang it on a wall. You do the best with what you can. I have 3 inside, several on the front porch, several...
09-14-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,449
Posted By RH Clark

I don't begrudge a single person owning or using...

I don't begrudge a single person owning or using anything that they enjoy. My position is more about using what you have or can afford to your best advantage. Guess I should just stay home and not...
09-13-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By RH Clark

Probably right. I have some nice 600 hubs on some...

Probably right. I have some nice 600 hubs on some tubular wheels. They came on a Trek 560 Professional with a Renolds 531 frame, I just bought. Learning wheel building is something I have been...
09-12-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,041
Posted By RH Clark

I don't want Strava to motivate me. I have a...

I don't want Strava to motivate me. I have a competitive nature that will emerge and destroy all fun from any activity. I don't actually even need motivation to ride one of my bikes. What I need is a...
08-30-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,449
Posted By RH Clark

Just whatever I can find that is light and stiff....

Just whatever I can find that is light and stiff. Usually some kind of basketball shoe.
08-27-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By RH Clark

If you ain't having fun, you are doing it wrong....

If you ain't having fun, you are doing it wrong. For me, cycling isn't exercise that I need or have to do, it's exercise that I get to do. That's why I don't get caught up in Strava or recording my...
08-26-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,720
Posted By RH Clark

I don't STRAVA and I don't carry a phone or other...

I don't STRAVA and I don't carry a phone or other mileage measuring device. I have checked the mileage some of my favorite routes. Had 3 rides today. 2 were about 5 miles each and one was around 12...
08-26-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By RH Clark

Glad you are OK. I've had a few too which is why...

Glad you are OK. I've had a few too which is why I prefer big fat tires to skinny race tires the older I get. I just don't bounce as well as I did at 25. I rolled completely over an approx. 30 lb dog...
08-26-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,719
Posted By RH Clark

For me, a glass of wine, a big fat joint, and fun...

For me, a glass of wine, a big fat joint, and fun with the wife if she is recovered enough.

Seriously, I do some yoga and just pay attention to getting enough rest. If I do an extra long ride one...
08-18-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By RH Clark

Me either. Didn't mean to throw anyone off. That...

Me either. Didn't mean to throw anyone off. That was more of an old guy way to describe possible road conditions. I didn't mean that I was looking for sand specific tires. I don't ride anything very...
08-14-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By RH Clark

The last ortho I used wasn't any better in...

The last ortho I used wasn't any better in person. I would have had artificial knees years ago if I had kept being "treated". In that light, I think I would look for a sports specialist or someone...
08-12-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,103
Posted By RH Clark

I would agree to a large extent on the importance...

I would agree to a large extent on the importance of calories, however just like everything else in life it isn't just black and white.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuds0Y-FPcI
08-11-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,375
Posted By RH Clark

Seems like a lot of work to remove all the fun...

Seems like a lot of work to remove all the fun out of cycling to me.
08-09-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By RH Clark

Unlike most other sports, if you get your kids...

Unlike most other sports, if you get your kids into cycling they will have a life long passion for it. If they are into basketball, football, and most other school related sports , they will likely...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 115
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.