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11-26-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I once saw an ad for a couch listed that it had...

I once saw an ad for a couch listed that it had been "maliciously cared for" instead of meticulously.
A different couch labelled it as a "fruiton"
11-26-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RiPHRaPH

No "kinda" about it. You are back in the saddle.....

No "kinda" about it. You are back in the saddle.. great comeback story. Continued success. How is the wife doing now?
11-25-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,192
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Some people are natural risk takers that make...

Some people are natural risk takers that make even daily activities risky. You know these people. They have totaled 2 cars before age 25. They have more broken bones than months in the year.
Others...
11-25-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I give up. CarbonFiberBoy... I am in no way...

I give up. CarbonFiberBoy... I am in no way suggesting that older people not get the nutrients they need. Discourage? no. Constant, every day inundated supplementation is prudent. I'm struggling to...
11-23-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I reference the "fad's" fueled by the medical...

I reference the "fad's" fueled by the medical community that once said that high doses of Vitamin A (also a fat soluble vitamin) and Vitamin E (another fat soluble vitamin) were once in vogue and...
11-22-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Please be careful about sweeping assurances...

Please be careful about sweeping assurances concerning health. I'm not sure anyone is qualified to say for certain what the hormonal form of vitamin D supplementation does. The lipophilic nature of...
11-21-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,414
Posted By RiPHRaPH

...where you'll be a dental floss tycoon... ...

...where you'll be a dental floss tycoon...



>ashville
>central AK
>lake havisu


college campus's
11-20-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By RiPHRaPH

you will lose your will from having your hands or...

you will lose your will from having your hands or toes too cold. Your torso is better heated. Use thin layers, not thick/heavy one to be warm. Get a pair of leggings and some arm warmers. poly-blend...
11-20-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,990
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Also, don't look at that hill as a whole... think...

Also, don't look at that hill as a whole... think in terms of sections. 1/3, 1/3, 1/3.

1/3 --> head of steam, charge up the hill
1/3 ---> gear up, not down and stand and get a rhythm going
1/3...
11-20-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I cannot believe how much dampening a carbon...

I cannot believe how much dampening a carbon fiber handlebar is on gravel roads/trails. An Easton EC70 for example makes a huge huge difference. The damage might be done but you can put a price on...
11-20-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Let's wrap this up now. The Drisdol 50,000 IU of...

Let's wrap this up now. The Drisdol 50,000 IU of D2 is a once weekly Rx given to BEGIN therapy for Vitamin D deficiency. The follow up after 12 weeks of 50,000IU of once weekly D2 is... 2,000IU daily...
11-18-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I think you misunderstood or I didn't make myself...

I think you misunderstood or I didn't make myself clear enough. I never said that higher doses of Vitamin D causes liver problems. I just said that I'm not crazy about you taking higher doses of...
11-18-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,052
Posted By RiPHRaPH

actually I have mistakenly thought that if you...

actually I have mistakenly thought that if you are a cyclist then you must be like minded, but I guess it's like anything else... there are plenty of cyclists that are ******'s.

That said, yes......
11-18-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Vitamin D deficiency has become very fashionable....

Vitamin D deficiency has become very fashionable. It doesn't take a smart clinician as it is simply included in your routine CBC that you would take at the doctors office. Vitamin D is a vitamin that...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-18-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,801
Posted By RiPHRaPH

did 40 miles yesterday and today. 72.3 degrees...

did 40 miles yesterday and today. 72.3 degrees according to Garmin yesterday in the Chicagoland area. I only had to contend with a brisk wind from the south and a controlled burn on my path.
...
11-17-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,686
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I will chime in and say that this has happened to...

I will chime in and say that this has happened to me in a different sport recently. I finally had to stop playing hockey on a regular basis. I was in a league, subbing on other teams, playing at a...
11-17-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By RiPHRaPH

anyone use embrocation?

anyone use embrocation?
11-17-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,708
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Be careful what you wish for. Pushing yourself...

Be careful what you wish for. Pushing yourself for a number is fun and frustrating at the same time. Over time it can lead to mental burnout i.e.: I've got to go around the block to get to 50...
11-15-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 44,553
Posted By RiPHRaPH

use the non-latex glove a size slightly larger...

use the non-latex glove a size slightly larger than snug. That will work much better. Target has a non-latex glove (blue nitrile)... you never know when a proctology exam will break out on a ride.
...
11-15-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I will go one better. In cold cold rides 35...

I will go one better. In cold cold rides 35 degrees or colder, I wear non-latex surgical gloves (get them large so they are snug, but not constricting) under your regular gloves. If you have a...
11-15-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,108
Posted By RiPHRaPH

wear your regular bibs or shorts. Get a pair of...

wear your regular bibs or shorts. Get a pair of cycling leg warmers. There are different thicknesses (mil's) I have several leg armers and knee warmers to choose from.

also, it doesn't get...
11-13-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By RiPHRaPH

sounds like the nerve in/near your left nut is...

sounds like the nerve in/near your left nut is compressed. Slightly high saddle from uneven reach on the pedals?
if it only happens on one bike and not the other why do you think its the saddle? ...
11-13-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By RiPHRaPH

there is no "I" in team, but there are 2 of them...

there is no "I" in team, but there are 2 of them in millennial.
11-13-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By RiPHRaPH

easy. you are young and already at a good point...

easy. you are young and already at a good point watts-wise. the worst thing is to burn yourself out mentally especially with winter coming. All you have to do is ride... learn the nuances of riding....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,813
Posted By RiPHRaPH

people are forgetting the conversion from...

people are forgetting the conversion from Canadian measurements to American measurements. The OP is from Calgary.

I'm kidding of course.
11-13-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,388
Posted By RiPHRaPH

this is an incredible feat. At 52 it gets much...

this is an incredible feat. At 52 it gets much much harder, especially if you take your eye off it and cheat for a while... which becomes a few months... which becomes a season...
11-13-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By RiPHRaPH

are you social are you apt to try and beat your...

are you social
are you apt to try and beat your PR each time out
do you obsess over the numbers instead of listening to your body
do you believe that what you do for the other 20-21 hours off the...
11-13-16, 12:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,172
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Right on Right on Right on My LG V10 has...

Right on Right on Right on

My LG V10 has great speakers. Put it in my Right Jersey pocket and play my spotify to the Rolling Stones or JGB.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,228
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I was always told to fan your fingers on the bar...

I was always told to fan your fingers on the bar so as to not have a death grip. If you tuck as you drop then your head gets protected somewhat...especially if you are wearing your helmet correctly...
11-07-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,716
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I'll chip in here. I've always worn cycling logo...

I'll chip in here. I've always worn cycling logo gear of retired or defunct teams. Most really gear I like have a certain amount of advertising on it. I guess it adds to the "be seen".
Does a car...
11-01-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Middle East like, Pennsylvania or Ohio?

Middle East like, Pennsylvania or Ohio?
11-01-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I just think that the weight lifting tightened...

I just think that the weight lifting tightened everything up and led to the decreases albeit temporary. Of course it is hard to draw a straight line with one point.
10-30-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,651
Posted By RiPHRaPH

They believe it's piriformis syndrome. It's...

They believe it's piriformis syndrome. It's clearly sciatica in some shape or form. The exercises, stretches, and trigger point massages have not really helped. After the painful massages and...
10-30-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By RiPHRaPH

To that end, what kind of end-of-year rest plan...

To that end, what kind of end-of-year rest plan is truly necessary? I've been riding pretty continuously for two years without any breaks longer than a week, however, I scaled back my training this...
10-30-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Shadowjaxs. You can stop taking the b-alanine....

Shadowjaxs. You can stop taking the b-alanine. the studies on this non-essential amino acid are fatally flawed. I've learned to be skeptical of these studies. Many times they take sedentary people...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,873
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Were you wearing long socks at the time? It might...

Were you wearing long socks at the time? It might be the long socks.
10-22-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Are you wanting a higher average speed or a...

Are you wanting a higher average speed or a higher top speed. Either way, you will need a larger effort than you currently have. Intervals are excellent. I would first make sure you are in a good...
10-13-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,275
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I use base layers used for ice hockey. Nothing...

I use base layers used for ice hockey. Nothing but nothing is colder than skating and playing hockey in wet gear.

ANT3 Freeze base layer is awesome stuff.

UA stopped innovating a long time...
10-13-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By RiPHRaPH

measure the wheel base and compare it to your old...

measure the wheel base and compare it to your old bike. measure top tube length by putting your elbow on the saddle nose and reach for the headset. All my bikes measure from my elbow on the saddle...
10-13-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Dr Isotope, etc. Yes. What you describe is...

Dr Isotope, etc.

Yes. What you describe is real. Overexposure to cortisol induces weight gain, sleep problems and anxiety. I like your honest admission. I could have written the same actions and...
10-10-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By RiPHRaPH

yoga, core, weight lifting. Now is the time to...

yoga, core, weight lifting. Now is the time to stretch and strengthen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,339
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I'mcolor blind and on early morning rides with...

I'mcolor blind and on early morning rides with the lights on I'd getup At530am with the worst color matches ever. It became a thing and I'd always wear slightly mismatched socks,a tradition that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Yes yes.castelli and assos are Awesomes.also like...

Yes yes.castelli and assos are Awesomes.also like craft and canari.
At least we are all in agreement that bibs are much comfier for keeping the junk in place than shorts alone.
09-22-16, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Buy one good piece of clothing.don't spare your...

Buy one good piece of clothing.don't spare your comfort. After a few seasons you have a few really good things to wear. Quality over quantity
09-20-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,559
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I have read this thread from its beginnings to...

I have read this thread from its beginnings to its recent incarnation. Even though we are missing some vital information like: what is the end game here. I'm assuming it is to stay at the front of...
09-20-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I'm still solidly behind my Schwalbe Sammy...

I'm still solidly behind my Schwalbe Sammy Slick's --> for road and hardpak. The price is right and perfect for road and hard pack.
I have run psi's of 60 to 80 depending on conditions. I think...
09-20-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I can't say enough good things about my Schwalbe...

I can't say enough good things about my Schwalbe Sammy Slick's. The price is right. Low rolling resistance for road, no buzz or noise. Great on hardpack. Great inflation range. These have lasted me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,749
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Lots of these fast pace line issues can be...

Lots of these fast pace line issues can be settled in the parking lot before the ride. OP never stated what they were training for nor the milage. Not sure why this thread became a thing... OP was...
09-20-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,689
Posted By RiPHRaPH

Doesn't anyone use their jersey pockets anymore

Doesn't anyone use their jersey pockets anymore
09-19-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By RiPHRaPH

I think you didn't get the Felt from a friend...i...

I think you didn't get the Felt from a friend...i think you have been riding it like you stole it..seriously....

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I think you have adapted to the Felt...over some time you Will More than...
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