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06-14-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Just the other day I was reading about collecting...

Just the other day I was reading about collecting (and sometimes drinking) vintage Kool-Aid packets: https://thetakeout.com/inside-black-market-vintage-kool-aid-packet-collectors-1835123510

They...
06-14-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I can't speak to the SIS gels, but I've eaten...

I can't speak to the SIS gels, but I've eaten other various gels that were 4+ years past the best by date. Never had an issue. If it's just a sealed packet of sugar, it's probably fine.

Sometimes...
02-17-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By BloomBikeShop

The CycleOps Fluid 2 and the Kurt Kinetic Road...

The CycleOps Fluid 2 and the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine still seem to be the two standouts in this price range (just under $300). They've proven themselves time and again.

Like rubiksoval, I...
02-15-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By BloomBikeShop

What's your budget?

What's your budget?
02-12-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By BloomBikeShop

The National Dairy Council will do its best to...

The National Dairy Council will do its best to make sure there isn't an English version available.
01-09-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By BloomBikeShop

That is cool. I'm really excited to try dried...

That is cool. I'm really excited to try dried zucchini someday - never thought of that nor heard of it before!
12-08-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I do it for the recovery and relaxation benefits....

I do it for the recovery and relaxation benefits.

I have gravitated away from the heated flow classes, 'power yoga', etc. which are more of a workout themselves (as opposed to recovery or active...
10-13-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I take Play Again Now...

I take Play Again Now (https://coachlevi.com/product-reviews/play-again-now-recovery-drink/) which is a liquid hyaluronic acid and MSM supplement. One bottle (~ one month) and that improves my joints...
10-09-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Larabars are some of my favorites! The ThinkThin...

Larabars are some of my favorites! The ThinkThin bars are tasty but unfortunately they upset my stomach.

Here are some more to consider:

Bonk Breaker
NuGo
RawRev
ProBar
Rise Bar
10-07-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By BloomBikeShop

The great thing about cycling is that you can get...

The great thing about cycling is that you can get fit and have a heck of a lot of fun at the same time!

So the specifics of the bike don't really matter, as long as it's one you want to ride.
09-30-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,575
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I agree with the bunch that for most people,...

I agree with the bunch that for most people, multivitamins are unnecessary, it's better to eat a variety of healthy foods, and I certainly wouldn't count on a multivitamin to "take the sting out of...
09-22-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By BloomBikeShop

You could hit the gym, try rock climbing (indoors...

You could hit the gym, try rock climbing (indoors (https://coachlevi.com/climb/super-fun-full-body-workout-indoor-rock-climbing-gym/)), swim, put your bike on a trainer or rollers, try a workout DVD...
09-22-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,739
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Same here, and that's why I make it a point to...

Same here, and that's why I make it a point to take creatine, even if I'm not necessarily doing any high intensity training at the time. That... and that it's cheap, so why not?
09-14-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Look where you want to go. Your body (and bike)...

Look where you want to go. Your body (and bike) will follow suit.

Start slow and increase speed as you increase confidence. It is also very helpful if you can find someone and watch them do it.
...
07-31-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Crap. I've been there. I have since moved, but...

Crap. I've been there. I have since moved, but the town I used to live in still has unreliable internet, and I see we've reached the point where streaming video is the norm for training vids.

I...
07-05-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I wouldn't expect too much of a boost from an...

I wouldn't expect too much of a boost from an electrolyte drink, but a mild sports drink (Hammer Heed, mentioned earlier, is wonderful) is worth trying to see how it works for you. I like them!

If...
07-05-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Happens to me all the time! I'd be surprised if I...

Happens to me all the time! I'd be surprised if I wasn't covered in salt flakes after a hard ride. But your situation sounds like what canklecat described.
07-03-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Sounds like you're adding in a lot of new...

Sounds like you're adding in a lot of new physical activity right after a period of diet and significant weight loss. You could very well just need some more [complex] carbs in your diet to make sure...
06-14-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By BloomBikeShop

^^ Same here. I haven't researched them all...

^^ Same here.

I haven't researched them all in-depth, but most side effects are related to GI distress. This could be the first I've heard of them making someone sleepy.
06-13-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By BloomBikeShop

This is why it's good to keep not just a training...

This is why it's good to keep not just a training log but also a food log. Over time you'll accumulate lots of data points that will help you determine what to eat during a ride, before a ride, the...
05-16-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By BloomBikeShop

What it boils down to is that the coach should be...

What it boils down to is that the coach should be helping you meet/achieve your goals. That could be anything listed here already - Heathpack wrote a good list. Some people need motivation, moral...
05-01-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Walking backwards feels wonderfully refreshing...

Walking backwards feels wonderfully refreshing for my legs.
04-30-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By BloomBikeShop

If you don't build rest into your training plan,...

If you don't build rest into your training plan, your body will do it for you. Sounds like you hit that point.

You might want to take a week off the bike entirely and do other things like walking...
04-24-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I have an Omron 3-series, model BP710. Been using...

I have an Omron 3-series, model BP710. Been using it exactly four years now. Works great!

The latest version on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Omron-Pressure-Monitor-Reading-Memory/dp/B00KPQB2KG/
04-13-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,241
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Haha, I like that, I'd rather think of myself as...

Haha, I like that, I'd rather think of myself as a pioneer than being old! :thumb:

For sure, the tubeless-ready and UST systems I've used have been great, and other tubeless conversion methods...
04-13-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,241
Posted By BloomBikeShop

When I've had rims with valves like that, I...

When I've had rims with valves like that, I didn't really have this problem. Well, at least not to the same extent where the valve gets glued shut.

I get the issue with the Stan's conversion kit...
04-13-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,241
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Never tried that! Thanks!

Never tried that! Thanks!
04-06-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,498
Posted By BloomBikeShop

One of my coworkers (a marathon runner) has...

One of my coworkers (a marathon runner) has something called a Banana Saver. It's basically a yellow plastic case shaped like a banana, designed to prevent the issue you just described! It's pretty...
03-22-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,630
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Excellent advice! :thumb:

Excellent advice! :thumb:
12-19-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By BloomBikeShop

The best free yoga videos I've ever come across!...

The best free yoga videos I've ever come across! :thumb:
12-19-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Yoga is excellent! With the right teachers, you...

Yoga is excellent! With the right teachers, you should achieve all your goals. And more (https://coachlevi.com/mountain-biking/why-yoga-is-important-for-mountain-bikers/).

I'm a big fan of yin...
12-19-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,262
Posted By BloomBikeShop

MyFitnessPal and Lose It are the category leaders...

MyFitnessPal and Lose It are the category leaders here. And conveniently, MyFitnessPal can be used as either a website or an app!
12-14-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Agreed. In the past I've done 5g/day for the...

Agreed.

In the past I've done 5g/day for the first week and then 3g/day. It's cheap enough I never worried about the waste :thumb:
11-02-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Polar is a very good option. Garmin is good....

Polar is a very good option. Garmin is good. Suunto is good but expensive. Sigma Sport is usually good and lower priced.

I'm sure there are more, too, but those are reliable brands that have been...
11-02-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I've done it before, but just for fun. Years ago...

I've done it before, but just for fun. Years ago when I was first starting to train with heart rate on the bike, I got a kick out of wearing my heart rate monitor for all sorts of different exercises...
10-17-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Considering the potential cost of physical...

Considering the potential cost of physical therapy and other medical expenses, the cost of a left/right capable power meter probably doesn't seem like all that much. If your doctor and therapist and...
10-13-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By BloomBikeShop

The fact that you can get that workout in without...

The fact that you can get that workout in without beating up your legs is a pretty big benefit (along with the fun and distraction). I wouldn't expect many direct benefits in the other sports, though.
10-13-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Yes. This book: Training and Racing with a Power...

Yes. This book: Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed.
...
09-24-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By BloomBikeShop

You also have RPE - Rating of Perceived Exertion....

You also have RPE - Rating of Perceived Exertion.

Combined with heart rate data, and a desire to understand your body, you can get surprisingly good results training based around RPE. You won't...
08-26-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Maybe try bone broth instead?

Maybe try bone broth instead?
08-15-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,515
Posted By BloomBikeShop

People telling you to do partial depth squats...

People telling you to do partial depth squats because it matches the pedal stroke have clearly gone a little overboard on the functional training trend. Judging by your post, I'm inclined to say,...
08-03-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,380
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Look at this thread getting resurrected! ...

Look at this thread getting resurrected!

Anyway, you can use either or a combination, it's about finding what methods of hydration and fueling work best for you...
08-03-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Yay! :thumb:

Yay! :thumb:
07-28-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Excellent! I got a couple boxes of DripDrop to...

Excellent! I got a couple boxes of DripDrop to test out. Looking forward to it.
07-27-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Yes. Build up your base strength - in your entire...

Yes. Build up your base strength - in your entire body. You'll be more comfortable and feel better/stronger. And it will help prevent injury!
07-18-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I'm not about to give up my bib shorts for road...

I'm not about to give up my bib shorts for road cycling, but occasionally I go without bike shorts for quick rides, so I know what you mean. I've worn cycling underwear too - that's inexpensive, but...
06-17-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Maybe a little bit, but I wouldn't use it as a...

Maybe a little bit, but I wouldn't use it as a replacement for actual cycling/pedaling. You might be disappointed.

Stick with thinking in terms of weight loss and general, all-around fitness.
06-16-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,636
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Depends on your physiology and riding type/style....

Depends on your physiology and riding type/style. Opinions are mixed, for good reason!
06-16-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By BloomBikeShop

It seems like most bars (especially the newer,...

It seems like most bars (especially the newer, more natural/organic ones) are close to $3 these days. Picky Bars are a fine choice.
06-04-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I do sometimes, when I'm in a creative mood....

I do sometimes, when I'm in a creative mood. There are soooooo many different ways to do it. It can also be a hassle to get it right though, and thus, I still buy lots of GU gels!

One...
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