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05-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,566
Posted By RH Clark

You don't have any idea what kind of person I am....

You don't have any idea what kind of person I am. I care about the 100K that died from this flu just as much as the 100K that died from the last one or that die every day in all kinds of ways. The...
05-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By RH Clark

I would fix my old bike just as little as needed...

I would fix my old bike just as little as needed to get riding a lot. Then when the bike is limiting what you want to do, it will be time for a new bike.
05-06-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By RH Clark

My new Miyata

I guess seller will take down these pictures soon but I'll post some close ups tomorrow with some questions. I am beyond thrilled to get this excellent condition 610. The story goes it was never...
04-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By RH Clark

That would be great if they would actually let...

That would be great if they would actually let anyone in the door. I called my LBS yesterday and if I wait two days to travel the 2 hours one way to stand on the sidewalk and try to shop, I am told I...
04-25-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,679
Posted By RH Clark

You are doing great brother. I think the most...

You are doing great brother. I think the most important thing about any training is to stress well, rest sufficiently, and get nutrition to build. You will advance as long as you do a little more...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By RH Clark

Let me tell you what I did. 2 years ago I weighed...

Let me tell you what I did. 2 years ago I weighed 360lbs and today I weigh 170lbs. Like you I wanted to start riding with my boy when I taught him. All I knew was that I needed a strong bike, and I...
02-28-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,758
Posted By RH Clark

So far it works for me. When I started...

So far it works for me. When I started intermittent fasting ,I would feel like I needed food a lot sooner than I do now. I always carry good quality carbs though and would eat if I felt like I needed...
02-28-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,758
Posted By RH Clark

I do most of my rides in a fasted state. I have...

I do most of my rides in a fasted state. I have only done 20-40 mile rides on gravel however. I intermittent fast every day for about 22 hours and only consume calories for 2 hours every...
02-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,238
Posted By RH Clark

I've been on a 2 year mission to learn what the...

I've been on a 2 year mission to learn what the healthiest diet for humans is. During that time I've lost 160 lbs. I think Keto can initially help people who are obese to drop weight initially but...
02-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,679
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks my friend. I should have mentioned that I...

Thanks my friend. I should have mentioned that I quit the pain meds on day one and the blood pressure meds when I no longer needed them. My BP is perfect now and no knee or back pain to speak of. I...
02-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,679
Posted By RH Clark

Congrats on a new lease on life my friend! I've...

Congrats on a new lease on life my friend! I've got a story very similar to yours. When I turned 50 I had a real awakening to my life and health up till that point. I had to come to terms with how...
02-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,266
Posted By RH Clark

It's a mind set thing. A materialistic mind is...

It's a mind set thing. A materialistic mind is looking for the "thing" to make them happy. A person freed from materialism will find joy in any "thing".

I'm a gun guy too but I'm trading a S&W...
02-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By RH Clark

I'll be 52 in May. I only started cycling a few...

I'll be 52 in May. I only started cycling a few months after I turned 50. I've been through a complete body transformation. I've lost 160lbs, basically half my body weight as a result of trying to...
02-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,900
Posted By RH Clark

I spent $50 in gas. I thought it a better gamble...

I spent $50 in gas. I thought it a better gamble than buying a $2000 drop bar touring bike when I had never spent any time on one. The plan was to learn how I liked that style bike. I've only been on...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By RH Clark

Appreciate it. I'm trying my best to buy it. I...

Appreciate it. I'm trying my best to buy it. I have an appointment and I've committed to buying as long as fit is as it should be and description is as stated. I have found another similar touring...
02-04-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By RH Clark

The bicycle and as perfect a diet as I could eat....

The bicycle and as perfect a diet as I could eat. By as perfect as I could, I just mean that my diet has changed as my knowledge on nutrition has changed.
02-04-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By RH Clark

Transformation.

Some of ya'll know my weight loss story but mostly I want to thank Cycling for helping me transform. I'm still working hard to become a real cyclist but I've come a long way. My first bike ride,I...
02-02-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,900
Posted By RH Clark

Good info that I didn't know yet. As far as...

Good info that I didn't know yet. As far as comparing the LHT and the Schwinn, I just didn't know and was only thinking in terms of drop bar touring style bikes. I've never ridden a drop bar more...
02-02-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,074
Posted By RH Clark

To the OP. I haven't read all the replies. My...

To the OP. I haven't read all the replies. My best advice is you are just going to have to learn ,I have been and continue to do so. My general approach to anything I don't know much about is to test...
02-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,900
Posted By RH Clark

I hear it both way about the FW thing. I guess...

I hear it both way about the FW thing. I guess I'm getting the bike. At least I have made an appointment with the seller. You know how you can't ever know until it's in your hand though. I figure it...
02-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,900
Posted By RH Clark

I'm scheduled to buy the Schwinn. I just needed...

I'm scheduled to buy the Schwinn. I just needed to make sure there weren't any mechanical parts that could be bad enough to make the bike too costly to fix or at least so close to a new bike as to...
02-01-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,900
Posted By RH Clark

I appreciate the well thought and written post....

I appreciate the well thought and written post. The bike has the original wheels 36 spoke front and 40 rear. I was told it has never been wrecked and wheels have been inspected and trued at a local...
02-01-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,900
Posted By RH Clark

I won't have any problem replacing the freewheel,...

I won't have any problem replacing the freewheel, chain, and cables if it hasn't already been done or needs it. I just want to make sure that there isn't a potential very expensive issue because of...
01-31-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RH Clark

I'm already signed up for a Masters class at a...

I'm already signed up for a Masters class at a local bike shop sponsored by Park Tools. Got to be able to do any repair on the road.
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By RH Clark

Appreciate the advice. The Schwinn is my first...

Appreciate the advice. The Schwinn is my first target I talked to the guy and it's a go as long as he doesn't back out on me somehow.

I could "get there" on just about anything but I would enjoy...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By RH Clark

That's exactly the way I look at it. I'll be...

That's exactly the way I look at it. I'll be headed out soon on a 2-3 day short trip. I don't really know how far I could go in a day yet and it isn't a specific goal other than to see if I could...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks,and I do know I have a lot of learning to...

Thanks,and I do know I have a lot of learning to do. I've started hanging out with some cyclists from a local non profit shop. Just getting started but I'm not a young dumb kid either. I am 51 years...
08-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,492
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks everyone. I'm probably more ashamed that I...

Thanks everyone. I'm probably more ashamed that I let myself get in bad shape, than I am proud of losing weight. I tell my story though because I know how easy it is to get heavy and give up getting...
08-13-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,492
Posted By RH Clark

I just wanted to share with you guys because I am...

I just wanted to share with you guys because I am now 51. Both those pictures were taken in August one year apart. I know sometimes when we get older we give up changing radically. I just wanted...
08-13-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,492
Posted By RH Clark

here I am one year ago and 150 lbs heavier! Yes,...

here I am one year ago and 150 lbs heavier! Yes, 150 lbs in just one year with nothing but diet and exercise!
http://i.imgur.com/6Hkkzy6.jpg (https://imgur.com/6Hkkzy6)
08-13-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,492
Posted By RH Clark

Transformation into a rider.

Just wanted to hopefully encourage any of you guys wanting to lose weight by starting biking again. I have been going through an amazing transformation in the last year and the bike has been the...
07-29-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By RH Clark

I did around 7 miles of windy trails around the...

I did around 7 miles of windy trails around the forest hills this evening with my 10 year old son. Didn't notice the warped wheel off the pavement. We both had a blast. He was slap wore out and I was...
07-27-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By RH Clark

Sorry guys,I didn't mean to dump all that on...

Sorry guys,I didn't mean to dump all that on ya'll. I was in an emotional state when I posted and the little warped wheel doesn't seem nearly as bad today as it did then. Thanks a bunch, I 'll get...
07-24-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By RH Clark

Bought a 2017 Trek Marlin 5

I've been bit by the bike bug pretty bad guys. I'm a 51 year old who has lost 145 lbs in a year and has a new life started. I bought a Trek 820 Singletrek a couple months ago and have put a bunch of...
07-11-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,190
Posted By RH Clark

You only need the carbs if you are a carb burner....

You only need the carbs if you are a carb burner. When your body has been burning fat for energy more than 3 months the cell structure actually changes and gets more efficient. When you get off the...
07-11-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,190
Posted By RH Clark

I wouldn't say terrible as much as not properly...

I wouldn't say terrible as much as not properly expressed. A good clean keto type diet is an excellent way to lose weight. I eat low carb and my diet is about as good as a human's can be. When eating...
Forum: Introductions
06-21-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By RH Clark

X fat boy hello.

Hello everyone. I'm a 51 year old married with children who has lost 140 lbs in a year. I am in the best shape of my life and just bought a used Trek 820 Singletrack. Never owned a good bicycle...
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