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05-02-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By gattm99

This may difficult to comprehend but where I live...

This may difficult to comprehend but where I live in Illinois is farther south then most of Kentucky.
04-12-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By gattm99

Choose your Own Adventure Ride

A fun new ride Deep in the Shawnee Hills of Southern Illinois

https://www.facebook.com/events/747731582863996/
04-12-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By gattm99

Choose your Own Adventure Ride

A completely original new ride, Choose your Own Adventure Deep in the Shawnee hills.
https://www.facebook.com/events/747731582863996/
04-03-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By gattm99

28 spoke wheels for heavy rider

I'm a big guy with a specialized chisel that came with 28 spoke wheels. Having constant issues with broken spokes on the rear wheel. Thinking of buying a 32 hole XT boost hub and building up a new...
03-22-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By gattm99

I know right! I can't figure it out, I'm going...

I know right! I can't figure it out, I'm going to have to start taking it apart and figuring out where the weight is coming from. Since this photo the rear gatorskin has been repalced by a 32...
03-22-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By gattm99

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/_af11705_ab9edc1fef50e03e7dadaa64c490dca3f0e4da3e.jpg

Here's the bike, the weight is without the frame bag and bottles, but does...
03-22-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By gattm99

gravelbike weight

I've been riding gravel for 10 years and never really took it seriously. I started on a nashbar toruing bike, then I switched to an old Jake the Snake that was much lighter and sportier. The Jake...
02-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By gattm99

Wide range gravel gearing options

I screwed up. I asked a buddy if all shimano 11 speed cable pulls were the same for road and mtb. He said yes. I bought a M-5100 derailleur and just discovered that he was very wrong. The 105 11...
02-04-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By gattm99

My shoulders were feeling strained after about 5...

My shoulders were feeling strained after about 5 minutes and the shifters were in the way of my hands.
02-03-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By gattm99

Road bike to TT rig

What do you guys think of this setup. I've got very little experience with aerobars. ...
01-10-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By gattm99

Things get complicated in episode 7 when Killer...

Things get complicated in episode 7 when Killer Instincts Director Sportiff Brohiem Yunial comes back to "assist" Lars in coaching his team.



So you don't want to back the pilot?
01-10-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By gattm99

Cycling Show Pitch (Attn Netflix Execs)

Title: Killer Instinct

Logline: A disgraced cyclist has a chance at redemption.

Synopsis: In 2001 US professional Cyclist Lars Toestrung won the Tour de France for the US based Killer Instinct...
07-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By gattm99

she loves to ride

she loves to ride
07-22-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By gattm99

Advice for my Mom

My Mom (64) rides around 200 miles or around 15 hours per week, often times with my Dad. For many years she has been complaining of abdominal pain after rides. I've always thought this was odd...
04-24-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By gattm99

Thanks! I found Criterium nation podcast, and...

Thanks!
I found Criterium nation podcast, and have since learned a bit more.
02-19-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By gattm99

I'm actually quite ticked at USAC now. I decided...

I'm actually quite ticked at USAC now. I decided to try some crits this season. I've done a few sanctioned races and bought one day licenses and I thought if I buy a USAC license I may be be...
02-09-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By gattm99

How to Follow US Domestic Racing

For years I've followed the major European races, but completely tuned out in 2020. I'm really excited for the 2021 season, but I really want to follow US racing. My sense is that these guys are...
01-19-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,438
Posted By gattm99

Yeah I have two monitors and started watching...

Yeah I have two monitors and started watching videos on the second monitor because I was sticking to Z2 constant power so really Zwift was just recording and uploading the ride data. A few times I...
01-18-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,438
Posted By gattm99

rollers on Zwift

I've been riding a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine for Zwift for the last 4 years, works fine, but I'm kind getting kind of bored of training on this. Last year a friend gave me an old set of rollers, but...
12-23-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,788
Posted By gattm99

My problem as well, but on zwift I feel like such...

My problem as well, but on zwift I feel like such an outlier, like I'll be close to dead last on the first Sprint segment I get too. I'm being passed by everyone while I'm riding at 100 watts just...
12-23-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,273
Posted By gattm99

5 months since my last post. I'm still alive! ...

5 months since my last post. I'm still alive! and I'm still struggling with the same issues.

Shortly after my last post I took a mountain biking trip to Colorado. I had received a call from...
07-24-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,273
Posted By gattm99

Iride01 That's funny you mention that, he asked,...

Iride01 That's funny you mention that, he asked, "WHy are you trying to get your heart rate so high? What exactly are you trying to do on your bike, is this competitive." I told him not exactly...
07-24-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,273
Posted By gattm99

My ongoing Heart Saga

Several years back I posted here looking for answers about a persistent problem. On many days I struggle to get my heart rate up. At about 75% of max or 140/182 I feel destroyed, my left arm starts...
04-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,309
Posted By gattm99

can you please reveal these two medicines?

can you please reveal these two medicines?
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By gattm99

Has COVID-19 changed your plans?

So I was all fired up to do XOBA again this year, it's a small cross Ohio ride that I did last year and one of the most laid back and fun supported tours I've ever done. I think just about every...
03-23-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By gattm99

Carbonfiberboy Thanks again! Tightness in the...

Carbonfiberboy Thanks again! Tightness in the chest is something I've always thought was related to my heart.

Iride01 I'm eating completely normally which means way to many carbs LOL. I can...
03-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By gattm99

It's still really early but I'm happy to say I've...

It's still really early but I'm happy to say I've been feeling really good the last few days. I got on the trainer 5 days ago and tried to really focus on what felt wrong compared to the few days...
03-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By gattm99

I think this gets to the matter of what I'm...

I think this gets to the matter of what I'm trying to figure out. Am I just tired? Why am I tired? I've got 21 hours in the last 20 days. Would being tired account for my chest tightness and slow...
03-19-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By gattm99

I saw a doctor about this about a year ago for...

I saw a doctor about this about a year ago for shortness of breath and chest/shoulder tightness at beginning of my rides. I had a stress test that came back good and I didn't pursue it as the...
03-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By gattm99

Yeah I didn't give lots of info there. Max HR...

Yeah I didn't give lots of info there. Max HR this year so far 176, 41 years old, normal average HR on rides is 140ish. Last month 20 minute ftp test was 237 watts.

For the last few years I'm...
03-18-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By gattm99

Overreaching? and Training Volume

Yesterday I hooked up with an old friend for a road ride, we weren't going out to train hard, just ride and talk a bit, but I was stunned by how difficult it was for me. We did 25 miles and my...
01-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By gattm99

Garmin watch for me!

OK I've got a Edge 510 for road cycling. Usually keep it in my pack during mountain biking for safety. My wife recently signed us up for rec center and I've taken up lap swimming at pool. I don't...
01-03-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By gattm99

I've thought of that alot, I'm not getting enough...

I've thought of that alot, I'm not getting enough sleep for sure.

In other news I think I overdid the gym yesterday, got some massive muscle pain.
01-02-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By gattm99

My wife and I are working together on the healthy...

My wife and I are working together on the healthy lifestyle change, she was the driving force behind my 80 lbs of weight loss in 2010-2011 and she herself lost 100 lbs. As I mentioned several things...
01-02-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By gattm99

Can't decide if I'm out of shape or something is wrong

About a year ago I made a post about an issue I was having. At the beginning of rides I usually feel a tightness in my left arm or chest. I was strongly encouraged to get it checked out. They ordered...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,073
Posted By gattm99

Hey guys, the trip got postponed until July 1st. ...

Hey guys, the trip got postponed until July 1st. Leaving Chicago and riding to Ludington MI, cross on ferry to Wisconsin and back to Michigan. The temps in late May and early June were way cooler...
06-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By gattm99

One year after the plantar fiscitis surgery her...

One year after the plantar fiscitis surgery her foot still hurts some.

She has categorically refused tandems, and I don't think she's got any interest in riding a trike or recumbent. We tried a...
06-10-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By gattm99

thanks for the advice. I used to think a lot of...

thanks for the advice. I used to think a lot of this was in her head, but her spinal MRI confirmed it was not. Her weight loss system is pretty much the ideal model. She keeps a detailed calorie...
06-10-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By gattm99

Need advice for my wife

My wife got serious about her health around 2009-2011 she lost 100 pounds. She exercised all the time, and did lots of rides with me, we even did a couple of cycling vacations. in 2012 A...
06-10-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,117
Posted By gattm99

Just a quick update. The original doctor I saw...

Just a quick update. The original doctor I saw ordered a complete bloodwork. He called back when I was at work and told my wife everything was normal, but I had slightly high triglycerides. He wasn't...
05-24-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,117
Posted By gattm99

Wow, great article, I'm over 40, take motrin...

Wow, great article, I'm over 40, take motrin frequently. Ride about 10 hours a week, don't get enough sleep, don't eat beets of leafy vegetables, and have had stomach acid issues my whole life and...
05-24-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,117
Posted By gattm99

Yeap that's exactly how I would describe it. I'm...

Yeap that's exactly how I would describe it. I'm going to try some sodium nitrate and see what happens. I already have a gram scale.
05-24-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,117
Posted By gattm99

I felt completely normal during the stress test. ...

I felt completely normal during the stress test. It seems to come and go for me, I did take the day off work, slept in, drank extra water and was pretty amped up.

The occurrence of symptoms...
05-23-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,117
Posted By gattm99

Left Arm tightness revisted

I'm 40, riding about 100 miles a week and overweight.

I made post here long ago about left arm tightness I was feeling when I started working out. So I hop on my bike, and 10 minutes in I'm at...
Forum: Foo
04-10-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By gattm99

Thanks for all the tips, especially the tip about...

Thanks for all the tips, especially the tip about rotating the pads in. Had to borrow special tool. Turned out the caliper boot was damaged and cylinder was a bit pitted. Replaced caliper and all...
Forum: Foo
04-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By gattm99

Automotive brake help

Hey need an opinion. I've got a 2010 Dodge Caravan. About 6 months ago it started squeaking when drove for 30 or so minutes on the highway. Wife drives it to work a short distance and around town,...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By gattm99

Got my frame today, Breezer Inversion and he...

Got my frame today, Breezer Inversion and he threw in the hydo brakes.

fietsbob, I like building my own bikes. I've only bought one bike new, and stripped the cheap parts off the frame before I...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By gattm99

thru axle Touring Wheels

I've had a 58cm Nashbar touring bike for years and never really liked it. It just never seemed to fit right, I think it's just too big. I usually ride 56 road bikes that have top tubes around 55cm ...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,073
Posted By gattm99

This is the book my friend is getting. ...

This is the book my friend is getting.

https://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Guide-Lake-Michigan-Trail/dp/0981895220
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,073
Posted By gattm99

Hey guys, I'm not a frequent bike forums user but...

Hey guys, I'm not a frequent bike forums user but this June Tour is taking shape. We just started an email chain to discuss the trip. If anyone is interested my email is mattgholson at gmail.com...
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