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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By inspclouseau

I bought a cheap adidas duffel from Ross for 10...

I bought a cheap adidas duffel from Ross for 10 bucks. I put everything in there now to minimize trips to the car and eliminate forgetting anything. However, the heart rate strap and helmet get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By inspclouseau

How do you all wash the Assos bibs? I always...

How do you all wash the Assos bibs?

I always throw mine in the washer, light cycle, cold water, 1/4 of a cap full of detergent. Only last about a year before the pad is not what it was.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,282
Posted By inspclouseau

After the cortisone and other anti-inflammatory...

After the cortisone and other anti-inflammatory meds I went with Powerstep ProTech orthotics. The standard Powerstep orthotics don't help, they must be ProTech version which you have to buy through a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By inspclouseau

This makes me love Focus' RAT system all the...

This makes me love Focus' RAT system all the more. Can you fit in the cargo area with seat up? We couldnt in the outback. Bike fits fine in my trunk without taking wheel off in my Passat if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By inspclouseau

We had an outback, the cargo space and back seat...

We had an outback, the cargo space and back seat were not any more spacious than the trunk and back seat of my passat. Great cars though. Almost any car will take a bike with the back wheel off in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 82,980
Posted By inspclouseau

I agree with this. Personally, I only take off...

I agree with this. Personally, I only take off the front wheel, and stick everything in my back seat. I have a large back seat (passat) but there's no reason this wouldnt work in most sedans. Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,680,113
Posted By inspclouseau

What kind of damage did the bike take on and...

What kind of damage did the bike take on and about how much to repair? Also, what was the paint, if any and how did you remove? Just sanded?

My bike and I sustained a bit of damage as well. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,562
Posted By inspclouseau

I have a pair of Lakes, half white, half black. ...

I have a pair of Lakes, half white, half black. Super comfy, goes great w/ my black and white helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,549
Posted By inspclouseau

lezyne micro caddy I had this and loved what a...

lezyne micro caddy
I had this and loved what a small profile it is.

I moved to this after getting a new ride: https://www.ornotbike.com/collections/accessories/products/kom-macgyver

Fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By inspclouseau

If definitely not the saddle, unless an infection...

If definitely not the saddle, unless an infection of some sorts, most likely the shorts. Possibly ill fitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-17, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,385,720
Posted By inspclouseau

2016 Izalco Max Disc, mix dura-ace. Picked up...

2016 Izalco Max Disc, mix dura-ace. Picked up Friday night.

https://i.imgur.com/d8dUX6k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By inspclouseau

Completely agree with this and what...

Completely agree with this and what carbonfiberboy said.

Had miserable upper back issues until I learned to rotate my hips and stretch out. When you rotate your hips properly, your back,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 12:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,922
Posted By inspclouseau

For me is to ride. Been a year and a half with...

For me is to ride. Been a year and a half with very little riding due to injuries and crashing out my bike. Tomorrow night is NBD.

Saturday it's go time.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,697
Posted By inspclouseau

Central, East Coast Florida here. Summers are...

Central, East Coast Florida here. Summers are brutal. As many have said, adaptation has been the biggest help. I am still adapting 10 years later.

Summer rides are in the nineties. Longer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By inspclouseau

I had pretty bad hip pain following a longish...

I had pretty bad hip pain following a longish ride two years ago. A few weeks prior, I got lazy with stretching, and my hip had dull soreness. It felt exactly like muscle pain.

As the weeks went...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By inspclouseau

What was the shoulder injury? Mine was a scapula...

What was the shoulder injury? Mine was a scapula and collarbone. The scapula wasn't too bad but looked the worst, at first. It only hurt depending on position. The collarbone was the worst of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By inspclouseau

I think it took my rib to stop being in pain...

I think it took my rib to stop being in pain about 4-6 weeks - maybe 8? The agony of a sneeze or laugh went away after about 3.

My shoulder after 5 months is still not 100% healed. If I fall, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By inspclouseau

I wish:love:

I wish:love:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By inspclouseau

You just explained my trouble exactly - very...

You just explained my trouble exactly - very eloquently.

4-5k on a frame alone is basically out of budget. 3500 is really the top of my budget. If I absolutely loved it, i'd wait a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By inspclouseau

I am open, haven't given them much thought...

I am open, haven't given them much thought because no reputable dealers near me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,264
Posted By inspclouseau

I gravitated to AG2R when I had my Focus. Now I...

I gravitated to AG2R when I had my Focus. Now I cheer for Roman Bardet and wish I could afford a Factor. If they rode my most hated brand, I'd still be cheering for them anyway. I also like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By inspclouseau

Well yeah, I can go with a new f10 at my LBS -...

Well yeah, I can go with a new f10 at my LBS - but it is out of budget. Also kind of worried about the comfort of an f8/f10.

Not a fan of the 2018 Izalcos either and price goes up again,
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By inspclouseau

New Bike Advice

So long story short, I wrecked my bike this summer and now that the body is mostly healed up it is time for a new one.

The frame I wrecked was an Izalco. I absolutely loved that bike. It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,638
Posted By inspclouseau

The valley you mention may be resolved by...

The valley you mention may be resolved by different insoles/orthotics. I had normal arches, which eventually fell after weight, age, and preferring to be barefoot took their toll. I was fitted with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By inspclouseau

I had the same issues. Then I read this: ...

I had the same issues.

Then I read this:
http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html

& This
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-16, 04:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,796
Posted By inspclouseau

My cycling has caused me sciatica due to a yet be...

My cycling has caused me sciatica due to a yet be investigated fit issue (can't ride, no pt bike fitter near me that I know of)

This has been ongoing for 2 months and counting.

3 PCP visits....
11-07-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Good info, thanks! I haven't heard of this one...

Good info, thanks! I haven't heard of this one yet and will study it a bit.

Met with my Ortho this morning. He thought it rather absurd that the primary thinks it's spondylitis and most like...
11-06-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Good info thanks. And everyone else who has...

Good info thanks. And everyone else who has replied.

My PT sessions ended last week, and over the past three weeks have been going back to my Chiro 3x a week.

I feel very slightly better. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By inspclouseau

My shop highly recommends these. Most of the...

My shop highly recommends these. Most of the employees/owners race and use them too. They fitted my wife with one and it resolved her lady bits issues.

Unfortunately, it exacerbated her hand...
10-16-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Still off the bike. Since my last post the pain...

Still off the bike. Since my last post the pain had done nothing but increase or remain the same even after 9 sessions with a PT.

They believe it's piriformis syndrome. It's clearly sciatica in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By inspclouseau

Someone's getting fired today. :-(

Someone's getting fired today. :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By inspclouseau

Congrats. There's some good riding around here in...

Congrats. There's some good riding around here in the Daytona area, as long as you don't ride in Daytona.

Have fun, my addiction started similarly to yours.
09-22-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Thanks. The whole experience has me with little...

Thanks. The whole experience has me with little faith in healthcare. When I called my PCP to see of the results were in and if I can get a PT referral, what was said is above, and nothing can be...
09-21-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By inspclouseau

CFboy's comment about moving the saddle back was...

CFboy's comment about moving the saddle back was a huge help to me. Suffered from neck pain and in between shoulder pain. Moving the saddle back and dropping the bar slightly was a big help. Albeit,...
09-20-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

XRays came back. Hip neg. Degenerative disc...

XRays came back. Hip neg. Degenerative disc disease in 3 vertebrae in the L-spine. Finally got my referral to a PT, meet with them tomorrow.
09-19-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Thanks. Called a PT and I need a referral....

Thanks.

Called a PT and I need a referral. Went to my PCP and he basically want to give me pills and xrays. So frustrating. Denied the pills, got the radiation dose, guess we'll see tomorrow....
09-18-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Really interesting, I'll give it a try.

Really interesting, I'll give it a try.
09-18-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Thanks. I did buy a foam roller, but I guess I...

Thanks. I did buy a foam roller, but I guess I should try the tennis ball for more targeted relief.

Tomorrow I definitely need to go see someone. I'm on the fence between my Chiro or finding a pt....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By inspclouseau

I don't think so, washing is not submerging in...

I don't think so, washing is not submerging in water. When washing just be careful not to jet spray sand and crap into the bearings. Rinse top down and let the water fall down naturally.
09-18-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Well I missed the ride, it was yesterday, not...

Well I missed the ride, it was yesterday, not today. Oops.

Took a real easy ride to get a feel for what's going on. Pain is pretty minimal on the bike, save some stiffness radiating around the...
09-17-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

Thanks. I read about this one. None is good news....

Thanks. I read about this one. None is good news. Wish I was 19. The pain is low back, left side, pretty pointed. Also pain on the outside of the hip. Feels bruised to the touch. At the bony spot....
09-17-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

I'd be interested in knowing more but there's no...

I'd be interested in knowing more but there's no issue in the back of my leg, only the outside.

Also walking and standing is the most comfortable. Sitting is least.

Symptoms are similar enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,378
Posted By inspclouseau

I have a pair of PI knee warmers. Never had a...

I have a pair of PI knee warmers. Never had a problem with them staying up, I put them on first, then the bibs, the bibs I guess help hold them in place. The length on them combined with the shorts...
09-17-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

No wallet. Definitely IT band. It runs down the...

No wallet. Definitely IT band. It runs down the outside of the leg, not the back. Chiro said cause is weak and gristly low back muscles caused it. He said ride, don't go crazy, but get working on the...
09-17-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By inspclouseau

IT Band issues

So I've had escalating IT band issues in my left leg. It started with mere stiffness in the lower back and hip and has slowly exacerbated all the way down to my ankle. The pain at times is severe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By inspclouseau

I never said there was a lack of shops, nor brand...

I never said there was a lack of shops, nor brand choice. But there's certainly a lack of stock outside the big manufacturers.

I think the above post is spot on. Know your size, it's a bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By inspclouseau

I am in the the Orlando area also. What if you...

I am in the the Orlando area also. What if you don't want a trek nor specialized? I find it impossible to test ride first. And I may be wrong, but it sounds like quite the hassle for a shop to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 04:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,653
Posted By inspclouseau

This. Have and love it. One tube, two CO2,...

This. Have and love it. One tube, two CO2, multi tool, two levers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,679
Posted By inspclouseau

Exactly my experience. I tried the cutout arione...

Exactly my experience. I tried the cutout arione and it was worse than the regular arione for perineum pain. I have an antares and its fine.
08-23-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By inspclouseau

Actually sounds like a good idea. Usually I...

Actually sounds like a good idea.

Usually I commit the day's workout to memory and then go off my programmed zones on my bike computer.
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