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01-27-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,524
Posted By Yen

I did all of the above, and my CTS went away...

I did all of the above, and my CTS went away after a few months. Mine was bad enough that I couldn't hold a pen to write, and now I have no symptoms at all. I did the exercises every day.
01-27-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Yen

Dental-friendly ride snacks

I'm awaiting a dental implant next month (titanium vs. zirconium, still debating that) to replace an old root-canaled tooth that led to infection to the bone. But wait, there's more: I also have...
01-27-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Yen

Oh yes, thank you - I forgot about that forum. I...

Oh yes, thank you - I forgot about that forum. I came straight here, thinking that perhaps the older riders (50-60+) might have similar dental experiences and concerns. I'll post in the T&N forum as...
01-27-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Yen

Dental-friendly ride snacks

Hey there 50-plussers, it's been a long time since I've been here and I'm now 60! How did that happen? We're still riding and enjoying every mile with smiles. :thumb:

I'm awaiting a dental...
01-19-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,689
Posted By Yen

I registered for the PS century but will be doing...

I registered for the PS century but will be doing the 25-mile ride if I am lucky. I cannot ride my road bike without numbness in my fingers and pain in my hand, and I think it is not worth taking a...
01-17-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,689
Posted By Yen

That's exactly what I did. I figured it out on...

That's exactly what I did. I figured it out on my own (Google, YouTube videos), and it is responding to conservative CTS treatments (splint at night, the exercises, and heat). I'm following the...
01-13-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,689
Posted By Yen

Rick, I can ride my Surly LHT with mustache bars...

Rick, I can ride my Surly LHT with mustache bars (and brake levers underneath near the bar ends) while wearing my rigid brace. The brace keeps my hand in a neutral position, so I just need to...
01-10-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,689
Posted By Yen

I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right...

I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right (dominant) hand and came here looking for advice. It began early last month (December 2015), so still in the early stage.

There's lots of excellent...
01-08-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Yen

Well, Hubby gave me a pair of gloves for...

Well, Hubby gave me a pair of gloves for Christmas but I've been unable to ride due to carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not related to bike fit (I've had a fitting, and it fits very well) nor the way I...
12-04-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Yen

I haven't, yet -- but I have hope thanks to...

I haven't, yet -- but I have hope thanks to everyone's suggestions. :):thumb:
12-03-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Yen

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I'm...

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I'm looking forward to toasty fingers on the upcoming ride to the Rose Parade. :)
11-28-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Yen

Need full-finger gloves for 30-ish temps

I am looking for a good pair of women's full-finger gloves for cold-morning rides, with temps around 30-ish.

I plan to ride to the Rose Parade leaving home around 7am. Last time (Jan 1, 2015), I...
12-01-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By Yen

Hi Denver, nice to see you too. After I...

Hi Denver, nice to see you too.

After I wrote my post I Googled about this (why didn't I think of that before?) and found quite a few posts in the Garmin forums and elsewhere from people...
12-01-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By Yen

Heart rate spikes showing on Garmin Edge

For the past few weeks I've seen sudden and high spikes in my HR of 200+ while riding, even on the flats. (I ride with the Garmin Edge 800 which includes a HR monitor and chest strap.) I have a...
09-16-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By Yen

Cyclists injured in accident in La Verne, Labor Day weekend

Does anyone know about the collision between car and cyclists at the intersection of Wheeler and Baseline in La Verne, on Labor Day morning (I believe)? Some members of our bike group saw the...
05-23-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,306
Posted By Yen

Thank you. We have a hitch and rack we like on...

Thank you. We have a hitch and rack we like on our sedan, and always use a U-lock --- we'll keep those and the sedan. But for a long road trip, we want to carry the bikes inside to hide them during...
05-23-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,306
Posted By Yen

Looking for vehicle to carry 2 bikes on long road trip

Hey 50+ gang! It's been a while since I stopped in here.

We are planning to take our bikes on a long road trip around the US. We are planning to replace our old small pick-up with a new vehicle...
Forum: Triathlon
02-02-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By Yen

Compression swim shorts

I'm a cyclist recovering from old and new (minor) hamstring and other pelvic muscle/tendon injuries. I occasionally swim in the Olympic-size pool at the gym. A friend urged me to wear compression...
10-29-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By Yen

Thank you all so much. Of course he is under...

Thank you all so much.

Of course he is under the care of a physician (his surgeon) who has referred him to a GI specialist and we will also see a Registered Dietitian for further guidance. I...
10-25-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By Yen

Thank you all so much. It seems that...

Thank you all so much.

It seems that smoothies and liquid drinks are the way to go, but I believe we need to be careful with ingredients. After the first hospitalization he suggested I pick up...
10-24-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By Yen

Eating, riding, and preventing a small-bowel obstruction

My husband is prone to small-bowel obstructions due to undigested (mostly, fiberous) food blocked by an adhesion (scar tissue) in his small intestine following hernia-repair surgery a few years ago. ...
01-25-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Yen

Yes! My doctor said he did a double-take to...

Yes! My doctor said he did a double-take to verify he was looking at my x-rays and not those of someone much younger. I am very thankful.
01-23-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Yen

Yes it sure does! I'm sorry to hear you're...

Yes it sure does! I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with a similar problem. My MRI and hip x-ray show no arthritis -- hip joints are clean as a whistle. This appears to be a bad case of...
01-23-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Yen

Bill, thank you very much!

Bill, thank you very much!
01-23-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Yen

Thank you.

Thank you.
01-22-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Yen

Thank you for your replies. ...

Thank you for your replies.



Specifically, what things did you do to recover? I am not good at lying around the house so, fortunately, I am able to do my full core and arm exercise routine...
01-21-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Yen

MRI: Partial hamstring tear

I've been waiting for weeks to get an MRI to learn why I have various types bi-lateral hip pain. This began in November after a long (90-minute) vigorous walk. At that same time, I also began...
12-24-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,976
Posted By Yen

Update: I started seeing a doctor who is a...

Update:

I started seeing a doctor who is a DC/PT and member of our bike group. He has years of experience treating sports injuries. He gave me some gentle stretches and exercises to strengthen...
11-23-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,976
Posted By Yen

I thought for sure this injury would be familiar...

I thought for sure this injury would be familiar to more members of this forum. I now have an appointment with my GP to ask for a referral to a sports orthopedic hip specialist.

Today I am...
11-21-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,976
Posted By Yen

Thank you, Bill. And +1 on the Tylenol.

Thank you, Bill. And +1 on the Tylenol.
11-21-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,976
Posted By Yen

No doubt about that. I don't have any extra...

No doubt about that. I don't have any extra pounds to lose but if I did that would be the first place to start.

The locking is new and has happened twice in a handful of rides within the past...
11-20-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,976
Posted By Yen

My symptoms definitely don't feel minor. I'm...

My symptoms definitely don't feel minor. I'm going to resume the exercises I was doing to strengthen my core and hips, as well as ice and heat, and see if that helps. I doubt they'll cure it (if...
11-20-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
Posted By Yen

We live a few blocks north of Route 66 and ride...

We live a few blocks north of Route 66 and ride part of it very often. There are bike lanes and plenty of traffic, both cars and bikes.
11-20-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,890
Posted By Yen

I love hills, and I love my triple almost as...

I love hills, and I love my triple almost as much. :thumb:
11-20-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,976
Posted By Yen

Hip labral tear

I've had hip pain (anterior and groin area) on and off for years but learned to live with it (I have a high tolerance to pain). It's recently worsened to the point that I'm beginning to take it more...
11-08-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By Yen

I think that's the thing at times: the...

I think that's the thing at times: the preparation! And the need to eat/sleep/hydrate just so in order to prepare and recover and be ready for the next challenge. I am a goal-setting person by...
11-08-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By Yen

Hi Denver -- and happy (belated) birthday!!!

Hi Denver -- and happy (belated) birthday!!!
11-07-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,977
Posted By Yen

I love hills and I'm not smiling while climbing...

I love hills and I'm not smiling while climbing them, but I am at the top!

And then there's Chris Horner with that famous smile no matter how hard the effort.
11-07-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By Yen

Thanks everyone - I new I'd find a lot of empathy...

Thanks everyone - I new I'd find a lot of empathy here. :)

I reluctantly joined the group ride this morning and had a great time as usual. No matter how I feel before the ride, I never regret...
11-07-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By Yen

Starting to lose the desire to ride

I'm beginning to dread the next ride rather than looking forward to it. I'm doing an organized metric this weekend and am not excited about it. I used to eagerly anticipate the next ride, but each...
09-30-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Yen

What a great ride! In all, rode 82 miles (the...

What a great ride! In all, rode 82 miles (the metric, and then some) including the ride from/to our hotel and a detour on the way back around the harbor. A perfect combination of spectacular...
09-28-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Yen

I'm taking a ziploc baggie to carry away food I...

I'm taking a ziploc baggie to carry away food I can't eat, just in case I can and want to. :)

Oh Lord, please, not headwinds!!
09-27-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,693
Posted By Yen

We can't force adults to do what they ought to...

We can't force adults to do what they ought to do. Even the best doctor or nurse can give the best advice, but it's up to the patient to choose to follow it. As his wife, I do assume responsibility...
09-27-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Yen

They don't anymore?

They don't anymore?
09-27-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,693
Posted By Yen

Producing written instructions, especially in...

Producing written instructions, especially in every possible foreign language, costs money and someone has to be paid to do it. I had to sign an agreement that I would be with him and take him home. ...
09-27-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By Yen

I see lots of hills in your future. :)

I see lots of hills in your future. :)
09-27-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,693
Posted By Yen

Another Colonoscopy thread

My husband had a routine colonoscopy (the results were normal except for a very few diverticuli in the lower descending colon). A week later, he was in the ER with a small-bowel obstruction several...
09-27-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Yen

:) This is our first time on this ride and I've...

:) This is our first time on this ride and I've heard/read about the food in abundance, Linn's pies, on and on. Even off the bike if I eat too much (a big meal, like a typical Thanksgiving load),...
09-26-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Yen

Thanks Rick -- looking forward to it. The...

Thanks Rick -- looking forward to it. The biggest challenge might be refraining from eating too much. I'll try to remember to get a pie picture. :)
09-26-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Yen

Homeyba: That's ride, I meant Old Creek Rd. ...

Homeyba: That's ride, I meant Old Creek Rd. Thank you.

I've read they provide great food in abundance at all the stops, so I'm planning to carry some Gu gels for when I need them (like in the...
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