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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....
05-15-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By RH Clark

Sounds like low blood sugar but it shouldn't drop...

Sounds like low blood sugar but it shouldn't drop that low after an hour of exercise. It's possible that too much sugar too often is causing the energy swings. Sugar goes up from sugar drink, body...
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...
04-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,585
Posted By RH Clark

You can definitely reduce some dog bad behavior...

You can definitely reduce some dog bad behavior by being more assertive and less fearful. I ride a good bit with my wife. She worries about dogs and gets chased a lot more than I do. I can often...
04-15-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,585
Posted By RH Clark

I carry Halt. 99% of the dogs that run and bark...

I carry Halt. 99% of the dogs that run and bark at me are all bark and no bite. Your worst danger would be from wrecking trying to outrun them. I've had a couple scary encounters though. Once was in...
04-13-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By RH Clark

Raining and cold here. I might not go today, but...

Raining and cold here. I might not go today, but I went yesterday, and the day before. That was fun.
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...
04-10-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,493
Posted By RH Clark

Why would your body consume muscle if it has fat...

Why would your body consume muscle if it has fat to burn? That's the reason you store fat in the first place. If you had extremely low body fat and made more physical demands than the fat could...
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...
Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By RH Clark

I used whatbars to get more upright bars for my...

I used whatbars to get more upright bars for my MTB,basically making it into a hardtail beach cruiser. When you are riding,hold your current bars with one hand and try to determine where your other...
04-08-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By RH Clark

What bike did you get? Do you have a picture?

What bike did you get? Do you have a picture?
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, 07:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,493
Posted By RH Clark

How to prepare depends on your current health....

How to prepare depends on your current health. When I started IMF, I had such blood sugar issues from bad diet and being overweight that, I doubt I would have lived through a 72 hour fast. I started...
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...
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By RH Clark

I'm the same way my friend. I do appreciate...

I'm the same way my friend. I do appreciate indexed at times, but if I had to pick I would go all friction only.
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By RH Clark

Unless you just prefer friction. I prefer...

Unless you just prefer friction. I prefer friction on anything except a sporty racing bike. I like being able to travel the full range of the cassette with one throw and half a full crank turn. With...
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, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,334
Posted By RH Clark

My favorites as well. They won't slip in any...

My favorites as well. They won't slip in any shoes, even wet. They won't eat your legs up like more aggressive peddles, and they are comfortable in even less than desirable cycling footwear.
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...
04-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By RH Clark

Light, durable and inexpensive, small is...

Light, durable and inexpensive, small is unfortunately sold out at the moment.


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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...
04-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By RH Clark

Anyone considering a booster should absolutely...

Anyone considering a booster should absolutely look at the number of adverse events, which is not at all insignificant, and weigh that risk against the risk of infection. You won't learn a single...
03-31-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By RH Clark

You could use it to learn how to rebuild a...

You could use it to learn how to rebuild a saddle, cause you ain't gonna hurt that one any.
03-31-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By RH Clark

I would find storage for a full sized bike...

I would find storage for a full sized bike somehow. I have 2 bikes in my bed room,4 on my fully enclosed back porch and about 6 more in various states on my front porch, so I understand about not...
03-26-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,619
Posted By RH Clark

A YouTube vid of Daviid Goggins is usually my...

A YouTube vid of Daviid Goggins is usually my go-to motivator. Feed your mind with as much inspirational materials as possible in the form of videos, books, and music. Especially look to videos about...
03-25-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,157
Posted By RH Clark

A mountain bike or comfort bike would be a good...

A mountain bike or comfort bike would be a good starting place. Both will be stable with relaxed geometry and larger tires. A step through comfort bike might be easier to get on and off of.
03-21-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,157
Posted By RH Clark

While we are talking falling, my worst one was...

While we are talking falling, my worst one was caused by dogs. I carry two containers of pepper spray now and will stand my ground rather than wreck trying to get away while fighting a dog off.
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...
03-18-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,449
Posted By RH Clark

I prefer less traffic and just wanted to add to...

I prefer less traffic and just wanted to add to try your best to avoid riding directly into a rising or setting sun. I know 2 cyclists that were killed because of no visibility from an early morning...
03-13-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By RH Clark

I can relate to the OP. I have suffered with...

I can relate to the OP. I have suffered with sciatica pain off and on for over 20 years. I've went injections and pain pills route for a long time. Like the OP I get relief from inversion, but from a...
03-09-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By RH Clark

Microshift 10sp flat bar shifters MT VS RD?

Is there any difference in the cable pull length between the road shifter and the mountain shifter when used in friction mode? I have the road version on my wife's Comotion with a 9 sp MT cassette...
02-26-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By RH Clark

I've never done massage, but I always feel 100%...

I've never done massage, but I always feel 100% better when I do yoga regularly
02-17-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,898
Posted By RH Clark

Yea, glad over 99% of us lived through it. World...

Yea, glad over 99% of us lived through it. World is different for sure though no matter how we got here.
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,970
Posted By RH Clark

Why not 10? Will the silver shifter not...

Why not 10? Will the silver shifter not accomplish it properly? I use Microshift friction on my Surly LHT with a 10sp rear. I greatly prefer the friction mode to the click mode. I switched to...
02-15-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,493
Posted By RH Clark

You are correct in that there are some grey...

You are correct in that there are some grey areas. It seems that individuals vary considerably. A lot of factors enter in and not everyone will enter or exit Autophagy as easily. I preach the...
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...
02-09-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By RH Clark

It seems to me that the culture and popular...

It seems to me that the culture and popular opinion pushes toward super lean muscular bodies and supports that vision with a wide array of products. As I said before though when you study the diets...
02-08-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,376
Posted By RH Clark

I would think that the only reason to ask such a...

I would think that the only reason to ask such a question would be because you don't want to have to service a bike. The reality is that a bike, just like a car, will need service at some point. If...
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...
02-05-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By RH Clark

I struggle with knowing for certain how much...

I struggle with knowing for certain how much protein we need. I understand not wanting to lose muscle as we age but I feel that the idea about how much protein we need is driven by marketing and the...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By RH Clark

The learning route I took was with used bikes....

The learning route I took was with used bikes. Don't get in a hurry and be prepared to look at a few but Facebook Marketplace can still turn up some bargains if you check every day. I have bought a...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By RH Clark

I didn't look at the specs on those bikes, too...

I didn't look at the specs on those bikes, too lazy. What I would want might give you some ideas on how to evaluate differences. I like 3X gearing on anything except race bikes. I prefer a 3X10 3X9...
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.
01-31-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By RH Clark

Just in case I run up on one sometime, what is...

Just in case I run up on one sometime, what is the max tire width with the Volpe? Nice score for $100.
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