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08-18-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Diggy18

I don't know about the soreness in particular,...

I don't know about the soreness in particular, but I've had lots of problems with trying to cycle and lift weights while cutting back on calories. One of the problems I had was feeling too mopey to...
08-17-05, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,675
Posted By Diggy18

When I first started riding, after a long ride I...

When I first started riding, after a long ride I seriously couldn't sleep that night. I felt just like you described: couldn't turn the motor off. It almost felt like my legs kept wanting to pedal...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By Diggy18

Recumbent Efficiency

OK, so largely due to lower wind resistance (?) recumbents are more efficient machines, right? Does that mean that when I ride a recumbent, I need to ride loger in order to get the same workout...
08-06-05, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Diggy18

I actually think that diet control is much more...

I actually think that diet control is much more import than exercising for losing weight. Like Santaria said, its easy to have an extremely high calorie intake that would take hours of exercise to...
08-05-05, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Diggy18

Yeah that makes sense, except: Your body is...

Yeah that makes sense, except:
Your body is genetically programmed to avoid weight loss. No matter how much extra fat you have hanging on your bones, you're still going to get hungry. Your body...
07-30-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Diggy18

Sounds like it will be like a liquid diet pill,...

Sounds like it will be like a liquid diet pill, kinda like a low grade speed. Humph.
07-30-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Diggy18

Wow, I've never heard of anyone straining their...

Wow, I've never heard of anyone straining their abs doing something. How are you bending that your abs are getting strained?
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,122
Posted By Diggy18

I got my first bike a year ago. It was a...

I got my first bike a year ago. It was a diamondback outlook, and I've ridden it about 9,000 miles. I loved every minute of it, but now I feel it's time to upgrade, and so I started checking out...
07-14-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Diggy18

Personally, I notice the heat having a huge...

Personally, I notice the heat having a huge impact on both my running and riding. On the bike, I need to make sure I have Gatorade and not just wter, or else it makes me feel sick in the stomach,...
07-10-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Diggy18

Great ride! I tooled around VA just NW of the...

Great ride! I tooled around VA just NW of the capital for about 52 miles. Awesome weather here. Hot but not humid and with a decent breeze, and plenty of sun and blue skies.

And I discovered...
07-09-05, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By Diggy18

ONe thing also to keep in mind. If on that first...

ONe thing also to keep in mind. If on that first long ride you damaged your knee joint somehow because of a bad bike fit, then now even after correctly adjusting the seat position your knees will...
07-04-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Diggy18

Yeah, ain't it the truth? On days when I do...

Yeah, ain't it the truth? On days when I do either a 50 mile ride or 15 mile run, I am starving and then I pig out. Which is actually kind of fun - but it's not conducive to weight loss. There have...
07-03-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Diggy18

No padding in the gloves at all? Maybe you could...

No padding in the gloves at all? Maybe you could try some with padding.

About the bar-ends I mean are thay the kind that look like bull-horns when you put them on, like that curve around at the...
07-03-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By Diggy18

ONe day it was hot and windy, and I hadn't shaved...

ONe day it was hot and windy, and I hadn't shaved that day, and I got that salt residue all on my face too. I also get it on my gloves. Pretty cool.

I just soak all my stuff in a bucket, and...
07-03-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Diggy18

I know I moved my seat more than I should have. ...

I know I moved my seat more than I should have. I'm so darned impatient.

Either my new position or the heat, or maybe a combo, is kicking my ass. For the second time in as many weeks I came home...
07-03-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Diggy18

It's tough to really count all the calories you...

It's tough to really count all the calories you eat in a day, but all the little things can really add up.
07-03-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Diggy18

Hey King Termite, If you just recently had the...

Hey King Termite,
If you just recently had the seat position changed, that could give you cramps just for the reason that you are using your muscles a bit differently.
07-03-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Diggy18

Wow, I get numb hands sometimes, but not as bad...

Wow, I get numb hands sometimes, but not as bad as what you're describing. Do you wear padded cycling gloves?

I make sure I move my hands around on the bar and bar-ends a lot. That helps. ...
07-03-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Diggy18

Once when I was out jogging, some guy on a bike...

Once when I was out jogging, some guy on a bike passed me and said something like, "Ooga bobbity boing!" I guess there were so many people on the trail that day and he had gotten bored of hearing...
07-03-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Diggy18

I can't imagine there's any better for training...

I can't imagine there's any better for training for hills than to, well, just ride the hills!

Although maybe you could take a riding day and just plan to focus riding up the same hill a couple of...
07-03-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Diggy18

Have you ever had to say "Heads up!" or "Look...

Have you ever had to say "Heads up!" or "Look front!" to someone coming toward you? That's the worst. I notice this a lot with other bikes, where the rider is looking down at his drive-train or...
07-03-05, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Diggy18

Dude, a century a week? Yikes. I do a century a...

Dude, a century a week? Yikes. I do a century a week, too, but it spans about four three days of riding!

I also have a cut-off for extra intaking extra nutrition. Usually I don't do anything...
07-01-05, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Diggy18

Eh, well, just FYI. I'm 5'7" with 30" inseam,...

Eh, well, just FYI. I'm 5'7" with 30" inseam, and I have an 18" MTB frame that actually feels too big for me. Especially the top tube seems too long.
07-01-05, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Diggy18

Some people like to angle the seat up a very...

Some people like to angle the seat up a very small amount to relieve some of the weight otherwise supported by their arms. I like my seat a wee little bit angled up in the front, but if I angle it...
06-28-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Diggy18

Oh heck, then it's gotta be that the chain is too...

Oh heck, then it's gotta be that the chain is too long. Probably the original chain was too long, too. It's weird though that the mechanics didn't shorten the chain up enough.

Actually, my bike...
06-28-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Diggy18

Could it be that a spring in the rear der is so...

Could it be that a spring in the rear der is so worn out that it isn't keeping enough tension on the chain?
06-27-05, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Diggy18

Tired Knee Muscles

I just moved my seat up higher and farther forward. I noticed that the muscles around the knee got tired very quickly. Is this different from the knee pain that people talk about when they say...
06-27-05, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By Diggy18

I've always thought that the better your physical...

I've always thought that the better your physical condition, the more you sweat because your entire system gears up immediately and starts to cool the body down.
06-25-05, 08:56 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,475
Posted By Diggy18

Dude if it's a trail through the bad part of...

Dude if it's a trail through the bad part of town, then screw it don't ride that trail anymore. That's the only rational thing to do. What if one of these jokers has a gun?

Is it like public...
06-25-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,448
Posted By Diggy18

I usually just take my dentures out and then chew...

I usually just take my dentures out and then chew on that part of the tire.
06-25-05, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,875
Posted By Diggy18

"To shave or not to shave" First, ask yourself...

"To shave or not to shave"
First, ask yourself this simple question: Do I ever wear pink dresses?

If the answer is no, then you should NOT shave.

If the answer is yes, then you should shave....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,139
Posted By Diggy18

It would have to be some seriously hot weather to...

It would have to be some seriously hot weather to stop me from riding, like 105 ro something. In the high 90s I'll do 40 or 50 miles, but I'll make sure I know a place to refill my 1 liter water...
06-21-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,435
Posted By Diggy18

Oatmeal rocks. And it's awesome fruit added...

Oatmeal rocks. And it's awesome fruit added either before or after cooking, like blueberries or apples or bananas. ANd some nutmeg and cinnamon.

For cereal I almost only eat the Kashi stuff. I...
06-19-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Diggy18

I just saw a few posts here where a couple people...

I just saw a few posts here where a couple people were saying that this link was really just for tool-less installation and wasn't really made to be connected and disconnected repeatedly. I couldn't...
06-19-05, 04:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,776
Posted By Diggy18

It was on the Mt Vernon trail but up just north...

It was on the Mt Vernon trail but up just north of those porta-potties near the airport, the place where people watch the planes come and go.

Yeah, it always bugs when I see the adult riding in...
06-19-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,776
Posted By Diggy18

Dude, yesterday I was cruising along an MUT at...

Dude, yesterday I was cruising along an MUT at about 17mph, and it wasn't extremely crowded or anything, and I'm passing a jogger on the left and holy freaking crap the guy just suddenly did a u-turn...
06-19-05, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Diggy18

KMC and Master Link

I have a KMC chain with a funky link that looks like a removable master link, but from what I read here on Bikeforums it's not really designed to be re-used. So I would like to install a re-usable...
06-17-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,776
Posted By Diggy18

I think these guys actually were blocking the...

I think these guys actually were blocking the trail on purpose. SO they deserved the insults.

Once as I was passing a walker on the left, two wise-ass joggers behind us thought it was funny to...
06-17-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Diggy18

Where's Haines Point?

Where's Haines Point?
06-15-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Diggy18

I can't wait for the 2006s to come in, so I can...

I can't wait for the 2006s to come in, so I can get a deal on a 2005. August would be nice, 'cause there'd still be a couple months of decent riding left.
06-12-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,643
Posted By Diggy18

Can I butt in? What's that little cog on the...

Can I butt in?
What's that little cog on the der where the cable comes in? It looks like the cable wraps around it, is that right? Does that really facilitate smooth operation?
06-12-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Diggy18

I wouldn't even bother trying to bend it back...

I wouldn't even bother trying to bend it back yourself. You're not going to be able to get it right - you might get close, but it won't be perfect. On the other hand, the LBS has that tool that a...
06-11-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Diggy18

Ared disc brakes easier to maintain?

I don't have them, but I am considering getting a new bike with them. I mean, you don't have to worry about centering them, or toe-in, or any other alignment issues between pads and the rim, right? ...
06-11-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By Diggy18

I guess it's nothing to worry about since you...

I guess it's nothing to worry about since you shouldn't be using those gear combos anyways. If the other combos work without rubbing, then just leave it as it is, and use the rubbing as a reminder...
06-06-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,027
Posted By Diggy18

I tried wiping down the rim but it didn't seem to...

I tried wiping down the rim but it didn't seem to make a difference. But I did notice something odd.

I flipped the bike, removed the front tire, and turned the front barrel adjuster to the point...
06-06-05, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Diggy18

Short answer, because I'm an idiot. Ha, no...

Short answer, because I'm an idiot. Ha, no actually the original LBS isn't real convenient to get to, and the other two places I went to are along routes I commonly ride so I just dropped in.
06-06-05, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,027
Posted By Diggy18

Hmm, that's a good idea. I'll have to give that...

Hmm, that's a good idea. I'll have to give that a try. The thing is, the problem seems to have gotten better after truing up the wheel some, so I'm assuming that's the cause.
06-05-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Diggy18

Do you think they'll let me exchange the wheel?

It's reasonable to expect a newly purchased front wheel to already be trued with equal tension on the spokes, right? Or would most LBS's charge an additional adjustment for this? They shouldn't,...
06-04-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,027
Posted By Diggy18

OK, I just flipped the bike over and used the...

OK, I just flipped the bike over and used the brake pads to find the out-of-true spot and adjusted it. I'll see tomorrow morning if that fixes the braking problem. I just didn't realize that a...
06-04-05, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,027
Posted By Diggy18

Untrue Wheel Symptoms

I'm just trying to wrap my head around this. I just plain old suck at mechanics and visualizing things in space.

When braking with the front I get a very distinct feedback through the brake lever...
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