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12-15-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,690
Posted By Ursa Minor

Your kidneys get very efficient at excreting salt...

Your kidneys get very efficient at excreting salt when you are in nutritional ketosis. Many of the fatigue symptoms are due to not getting enough salt. You might try dinking a cup of bullion before...
09-28-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Ursa Minor

Thanks all. Getting back below 200 has given me...

Thanks all. Getting back below 200 has given me hope again.

Charlie
09-28-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Ursa Minor

There are some stunning rides in Santa Barbara...

There are some stunning rides in Santa Barbara that are little known. My favorite is to throw the bike on the car and drive to the top
of the mountains and ride along Camino Cielo. No cars there...
09-27-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Ursa Minor

Clyde No Mo (Redux)

I was 352 pounds then started low carb intermittent fasting and got to 186. Then colon cancer
and got hit by a car. Four surgeries later I was 225. Today I weighed 199.8 .... yippeeee!
If you...
09-24-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ursa Minor

I'd say you got a steal but that wouldn't be PC....

I'd say you got a steal but that wouldn't be PC. Grats!

Charlie
08-16-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ursa Minor

https://www.youtube.com/user/lowcarbdownunder

https://www.youtube.com/user/lowcarbdownunder
08-16-16, 05:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ursa Minor

Sorry to hear a your health problem. I cured my...

Sorry to hear a your health problem. I cured my diabetes by going on a low carb diet. Heres a good link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgMizC6sQ6w

Charlie
03-30-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By Ursa Minor

The thing that strikes me about the original post...

The thing that strikes me about the original post is the speed of the onset. Did you do anything new in the days prior like change meds?
I had bad knee reaction to an antibiotic ciprofloxinane...
02-29-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ursa Minor

I was pre-diabetic with blood sugar consistently...

I was pre-diabetic with blood sugar consistently above 160. So I went low carb dropped 150 pounds and started riding my bike.
Blood sugar is now fine with A1c 4.8 (no meds)

Charlie
02-12-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,342
Posted By Ursa Minor

GMR hmm sounds great but I just had collar bone...

GMR hmm sounds great but I just had collar bone surgery so it will be a while before I can do any real rides.

Charlie
02-04-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,562
Posted By Ursa Minor

Sure lets do it! However I'm gonna need some...

Sure lets do it! However I'm gonna need some time to get ready. Its been a hard year for me:

1) colon cancer surgery Aug 3 2015 (didn't spread so no chemo needed :)
2) hit by a car Sept 5 2015...
01-22-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,412
Posted By Ursa Minor

I believe all three are can be ridden. You might...

I believe all three are can be ridden. You might also think about Refugio Road north and red rock -> Gibraltar dam-> camino cielo.

Charlie
01-07-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ursa Minor

Thanks all, it looks like the cancer was stage 1...

Thanks all, it looks like the cancer was stage 1 and no recurrence. I will be getting follow up colonoscopies regularly.

Charlie
10-26-15, 04:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,790
Posted By Ursa Minor

352 to 198 over period of 4 years low carb ...

352 to 198 over period of 4 years low carb

Charlie
10-20-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ursa Minor

It is beautiful to do nothing and then rest...

It is beautiful to do nothing and then rest afterward.

Charlie
10-20-15, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Ursa Minor

Lesper and Ooga-booga u guys are my heros. East...

Lesper and Ooga-booga u guys are my heros. East Camino Cielo end to end is a very scenic ride; also note that there is a public water faucet
in Painted Cave at the intersection of PC road and...
10-17-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Ursa Minor

Refugio from 246 is dirt mostly and would be hard...

Refugio from 246 is dirt mostly and would be hard on road bike. The other side is rough asphalt and very steep
about as steep as painted cave (which is rated as one of the hardest climbs in Socal)....
10-16-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Ursa Minor

Gibraltar plus fig is sweet. The hardest ride...

Gibraltar plus fig is sweet. The hardest ride I've done is gib+fig+refugio pass; 115 miles with 16k climbing. Took me weeks to recover.
But that was 20 years ago in my glory days.

Charlie
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,653
Posted By Ursa Minor

I think Machka has it right. The only thing I...

I think Machka has it right. The only thing I might add is the engineering rule of 3: the breaking load is 3 times the usual maximum load.
For example if your maximum ride has been 30 miles then...
10-05-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Ursa Minor

Congrats on finishing a hard ride JamesRL. ...

Congrats on finishing a hard ride JamesRL. You're right about encouragement - we all need it.

Charlie
09-29-15, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Ursa Minor

Grats reptile! I was 352 when I started and it...

Grats reptile! I was 352 when I started and it took me several months to get up to a 6 mile ride.
Plus I had to give up beer also! sigh

Charlie
09-23-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ursa Minor

He means keep ur keys with u - don't send them up...

He means keep ur keys with u - don't send them up the mountain in a backpack

Charlie
09-22-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,793
Posted By Ursa Minor

I agree with trojanhorse: I prefer selfish...

I agree with trojanhorse: I prefer selfish drivers becuz they are more predictable.

Charlie
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,313
Posted By Ursa Minor

You might want to google 1) heart recovery rate...

You might want to google 1) heart recovery rate and 2) pulse pressure.
To measure heart recovery rate measure your pulse after hard exercise and then measure it again after 1 minute of rest....
09-03-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,796
Posted By Ursa Minor

Bicycle Times is a much better magazine for a...

Bicycle Times is a much better magazine for a casual rider.

Charlie
08-31-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,221
Posted By Ursa Minor

Santa Barbara CA. It has everything including...

Santa Barbara CA. It has everything including year round sunny weather. It is pricey though.

Charlie
08-28-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Ursa Minor

Good advice. The best bike is the one you like...

Good advice. The best bike is the one you like to ride.

Charlie
08-16-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Ursa Minor

Wonderful! Now you are the one inspiring others...

Wonderful! Now you are the one inspiring others (including me).

Charlie
08-13-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,071
Posted By Ursa Minor

I can't make it - Colon cancer surgery Aug 3rd...

I can't make it - Colon cancer surgery Aug 3rd fortunately the biopsy showed that the cancer didn't spread.
Doing baby rides now and wishing I could go with you guys.

Charlie
08-13-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Ursa Minor

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I hope he...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I hope he recovers soon.

Charlie
08-11-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,433
Posted By Ursa Minor

Signed but I'm in Santa Barbara so I don't know...

Signed but I'm in Santa Barbara so I don't know if it counts.

Charlie
08-11-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Ursa Minor

I'm no expert but a friend showed me a trick that...

I'm no expert but a friend showed me a trick that might help: take an old inner tube and cut out a section to use as extra padding.
Good luck.

Charlie
08-10-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By Ursa Minor

For riding on sand please check the thread "Do...

For riding on sand please check the thread "Do any of you guys ever actually ride on the beach" in the Beach cruisers forum.
Sand riding is easy if you ride right at the water line where the sand is...
08-09-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By Ursa Minor

Wow DeadGrandpa what a wonderful post! I've been...

Wow DeadGrandpa what a wonderful post! I've been thinking of training like that and you've inspired me to give it a go.

Charlie
08-09-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,269
Posted By Ursa Minor

There are many paths to joy so I don't like to...

There are many paths to joy so I don't like to tell others how to ride. For myself an slow ramble puts me in a wonderful balanced state
that lets me forget about my cares.

Charlie
08-09-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By Ursa Minor

I was heavy when I started (352) so I focused on...

I was heavy when I started (352) so I focused on walking and bought a reasonably priced stationary recumbent bike ($ 350 or so).
I started very carefully since I knew any injury might derail by...
08-09-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,435
Posted By Ursa Minor

Gotta agree the "you can do it" is super annoying...

Gotta agree the "you can do it" is super annoying especially when I've done it many times.

Charlie
08-08-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By Ursa Minor

I agree fat tire bikes are way fun. I bought one...

I agree fat tire bikes are way fun. I bought one last summer and did some great beach rides like 36 miles round trip Stearns wharf to
Elwood pier. The ocean waves are hypnotic. For fat tire snow...
08-07-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ursa Minor

Great news! The biopsy report said the cancer...

Great news! The biopsy report said the cancer had not spread! Yippee so no chemo needed.
Thanks all of you for your support.

Charlie
08-05-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ursa Minor

I had surgery on Monday August 3 to remove the...

I had surgery on Monday August 3 to remove the colon tumor. It went well and I'm back home now waiting to hear in a day or 2 what the biopsy shows. I am really grateful for the support you all have...
07-26-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ursa Minor

Thanks again all. Your support means a lot. ...

Thanks again all. Your support means a lot.

Charlie
07-25-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ursa Minor

Thanks all for your kind remarks. I will let you...

Thanks all for your kind remarks. I will let you know how it goes.

Charlie
07-25-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ursa Minor

I have colon cancer

Please get a colonoscopy. I waited too long. Surgery is set for Aug 3. I won't know the biopsy results til Aug 10 or so.
I had only minor symptoms; rectal bleeding occasionally. I'm trying to...
07-16-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By Ursa Minor

Ah to be 52 again! Biking has given me so much...

Ah to be 52 again! Biking has given me so much joy and the hope that the remaining years will be the happiest of my life.
Welcome to 50+ and don't sweat the MAMIL thing.


Charlie
07-16-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Ursa Minor

WNCGoater what an inspiring post; congrats on...

WNCGoater what an inspiring post; congrats on finding the joy of biking. Until you get a base of 1000 miles I would say do easy recovery rides after a hard effort.

Charlie
07-16-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Ursa Minor

Wow makes me wanna do it! Well sorta. ...

Wow makes me wanna do it! Well sorta.

Charlie
07-11-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Ursa Minor

Maybe a recumbent? I would take the weight off...

Maybe a recumbent? I would take the weight off your wrist.

Charlie
07-11-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By Ursa Minor

Maybe check Craigs list for a used CAAD? ...

Maybe check Craigs list for a used CAAD?

Charlie
07-11-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ursa Minor

Maybe the Cool Breeze Century (100km) in mid...

Maybe the Cool Breeze Century (100km) in mid August?

Charlie
07-08-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By Ursa Minor

More concentration? Hmm I would have thought...

More concentration? Hmm I would have thought with no shifting it would be simpler even though perhaps harder to pedal.

Charlie
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