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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,307
Posted By HokuLoa

Congrats Merlin! Thanks for the beautiful...

Congrats Merlin! Thanks for the beautiful updates. Was the finish as uncrowded as it seemed? NBC kept showing the stands at the finish and they looked almost totally empty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,307
Posted By HokuLoa

Super fun today from top of Flag. Great...

Super fun today from top of Flag. Great crowds... nuts, happy, enthusiastic, SAFE, and loving every bit of it! What got me were the beaming smiles from the pros when they rounded corners huffing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

[/B]Must be on the short list for cyclists. ...

[/B]Must be on the short list for cyclists. Great riding, laid back, relatively accessible and inexpensive to boot. CO is just a mecca no matter how one rolls ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

So great day watching Pro Challenge in Boulder. ...

So great day watching Pro Challenge in Boulder. Crazy, great crowds on Flagstaff. However.... NBC's sports coverage officially bites big monkey berries. DVR'd the stages as a series and what do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Solid news :thumb:

Solid news :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Wu-wu-wut!?!?! Saw one of those near the top of...

Wu-wu-wut!?!?! Saw one of those near the top of the Flagstaff finish in USA Pro today... odd coincidence...?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,307
Posted By HokuLoa

Super cool Merlin! Hypoxia is a cruel mistress,...

Super cool Merlin! Hypoxia is a cruel mistress, eh? ;)

BTW, thanks for these updates and photos. What a treat!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Funny because I've heard the "VW is a poor man's...

Funny because I've heard the "VW is a poor man's BMW" line quite a few times. I have to laugh at that given my years of experience with one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

That's about the only thing that didn't break on...

That's about the only thing that didn't break on my Passat. Probably because I rarely used it. Everything else began to fall apart after 50K miles and each booboo cost $2-3K to fix. Total drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,307
Posted By HokuLoa

Sounds like a rough day... BTW, that is a...

Sounds like a rough day...

BTW, that is a novel obstacle on the course in the 6th pic. How the pros like the launch ramp finish? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,307
Posted By HokuLoa

Unfortunately I'm not working with anyone in the...

Unfortunately I'm not working with anyone in the race. I'm an independent Ortho/Sports Med specialist and I had planned some work on the Western Slope that was supposed to occur before and around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,307
Posted By HokuLoa

Nice Merlin! I forgot you were signed up for...

Nice Merlin! I forgot you were signed up for this. Enjoy your experience. You may be suffering a bit but to help put it into perspective for you; my "hell": I've been in Durango since Friday and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,746
Posted By HokuLoa

Just think of all the hours razor-blading and...

Just think of all the hours razor-blading and stripping you could enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Yikes!! HTFU indeed!:eek:

Yikes!! HTFU indeed!:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Must assume the drive in the foreground leads to...

Must assume the drive in the foreground leads to an underground garage. Rest is all "living (large)" space. Adequate...?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,414
Posted By HokuLoa

/\This /\ and this. As a...

/\This



/\ and this.

As a beginner try not to pay attention to speed and distance (even though we all do, don't FOCUS on these). Let your focus be time in the saddles and what your body...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By HokuLoa

Just keep in mind that there is no "standard" for...

Just keep in mind that there is no "standard" for categorizing climbs even though there are more common practices. Take them as a rough estimate much like ski runs are labeled green to black but are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By HokuLoa

It certainly can be. The weight bearing part of...

It certainly can be. The weight bearing part of PT/rehab is equally important though so resist the temptation to ONLY bike ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By HokuLoa

+1000 on being diligent with the PT with an...

+1000 on being diligent with the PT with an expressed focus on "getting back to cycling ASAP." The muscle wasting through your process can be amazing. Ultimately you will likely find that cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Couldn't possibly go wrong... 265422 ...

Couldn't possibly go wrong...

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08-03-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By HokuLoa

None of what you have posted thus far indicates...

None of what you have posted thus far indicates any particular need for aerobars and there are a bunch of reasons not to use them if not needed. So, what is your intended use/purpose for them? You...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Fairly impressively!

Fairly impressively!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Hey, its prime time so when ma and pa are...

Hey, its prime time so when ma and pa are watching the O's which one do you figure controls the dial? ;)

Plus almost everyone has SOME frame of reference with gymnastics. Much less so for other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

True. Maybe curling as well (minus the attire of...

True. Maybe curling as well (minus the attire of course)?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 65,489
Posted By HokuLoa

Advertising, dollars. Just like figure skating. ...

Advertising, dollars. Just like figure skating. 'Mericans love to watch their sequined little darlings spin, jump, flip, and maybe fall... Those young ladies sure are impressive athletes though. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By HokuLoa

Solid plan given your stated reasons ;) Go...

Solid plan given your stated reasons ;)

Go ahead and ramp up slowly but don't be afraid of or fixated on distance. Just go out and use the time you have. More time, go easy and longer. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By HokuLoa

Could easily be some tendinopathy (tricep seems...

Could easily be some tendinopathy (tricep seems obvious). Do you lift weights too? Fall or crash on the forearms? I'm with the rest in suggesting another doc round. Ortho reasons are likely but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By HokuLoa

pinky and index finger numbness are almost always...

pinky and index finger numbness are almost always two different nerve compression issues (ulnar versus median nerve). Solutions/causes are generally different for both so look to ulnar nerve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By HokuLoa

Too little info BUT generally speaking no. Think...

Too little info BUT generally speaking no. Think about it...

If you extend the stem length your arms/upper body must stretch out more which distributes more weight away from the saddle and onto...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By HokuLoa

That generally works better when you don't convey...

That generally works better when you don't convey the false impression that others are being nasty when they are not. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By HokuLoa

Spit-balling, purely: I'd look for...

Spit-balling, purely:

I'd look for similarities in how you weight yourself on the bars and what angles you have working in your arm, shoulder, and neck. First thought was perhaps referred pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By HokuLoa

See, this is where your fitter falls short (in...

See, this is where your fitter falls short (in all likelihood). Get a good medical bike fit from a sports med fitter if you can. They can/will actually assess your body statically, in motion, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By HokuLoa

:rolleyes: Oh please give it a rest. There...

:rolleyes:

Oh please give it a rest. There is enough snark in the 41 without you imagining more of it. Projecting?

OP, no one is berating you or intolerant here. They are simply encouraging...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By HokuLoa

Not to nitpick but you may want to rethink and...

Not to nitpick but you may want to rethink and relearn your idea of injury prevention. Stretching cold (prior to activity) is riskier and can inhibit performance as well. Consider doing your 5miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,376
Posted By HokuLoa

Oh, and for the OP: I use an iphone in a...

Oh, and for the OP:

I use an iphone in a heavy duty ziplock sandwich bag in the back pocket (mainly for ride capture and emergency calls) with ID, med card, CC, and a $20. If music then cord in R...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,376
Posted By HokuLoa

I would (as a group) invite him to skip the tunes...

I would (as a group) invite him to skip the tunes or not return. Not a welcome addition on ANY group ride I have ever attended. Heck, lots of the groups I have known do not even allow personal in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,227
Posted By HokuLoa

Sounds fun! I've heard both positive and...

Sounds fun! I've heard both positive and negative results with 12-30 and no long cage change. For the minimal cost of a new RD why not splurge for an optimal Col setup? You will probably spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By HokuLoa

Typically this is an issue of median nerve...

Typically this is an issue of median nerve compression (basically carpal tunnel syndrome). Common for peeps who ride the tops or flat bars a lot. Especially for those who are too forward weighted...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By HokuLoa

Couple short articles on numb hand...

Couple short articles on numb hand causes/prevention for cyclists (2nd has a good graphic):

http://highperformancesports.blogspot.com/2006/03/cyclists-palsy-cyclists-palsy-or.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By HokuLoa

Fine, to satisfy the masses how about shorts with...

Fine, to satisfy the masses how about shorts with snapon suspenders? Perhaps rainbow striped like Mork...?

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 59,438
Posted By HokuLoa

Serious about the AT? Are you still in Taiwan?

Serious about the AT? Are you still in Taiwan?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 59,438
Posted By HokuLoa

I loath insurance.... 2 days of wrangling for...

I loath insurance.... 2 days of wrangling for coverage because of sneaky policy BS and no satisfaction. Aetna can bite me and choke. Dishonest bstrds!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By HokuLoa

Welcome to cycling! Some thoughts in no general...

Welcome to cycling! Some thoughts in no general order:

- Fit on a bike is REALLY important. Make VERY sure your new bike fits you well and that your shop is accommodating with the fit, changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,701
Posted By HokuLoa

Lolz on the last part! Yes, a feel thing. ...

Lolz on the last part!

Yes, a feel thing. Depends on YOUR PERSONAL style, fitness, training, physique etc. If you are slim and can spin a high cadence without blowing up then less shifting to...
Forum: Foo
07-25-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,504
Posted By HokuLoa

Tom's of Maine unscented deodorant works well, is...

Tom's of Maine unscented deodorant works well, is natural, and leaves no stains (for me). They make a good antiperspirant as well but it does contain aluminum chlorohydrate.
07-24-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,881
Posted By HokuLoa

I prefer "velophile." It makes me feel...

I prefer "velophile." It makes me feel naughty... ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By HokuLoa

Light is not that big an issue with pedals IMHO. ...

Light is not that big an issue with pedals IMHO. Quality function IS. Personally I would look to spend $15-40 more and go with Speedplays. I've used lots of different pedals and the Speedplays are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By HokuLoa

Did a relatively unremarkable couple of short...

Did a relatively unremarkable couple of short rides (<35miles each) but BOY did they feel good. They were VERY needed and VERY appreciated even if they did come at the expense of other necessary...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 59,438
Posted By HokuLoa

Thrilling to watch Voeckler (despite the inane BF...

Thrilling to watch Voeckler (despite the inane BF comments that he was somehow lacking, unworthy, and boring to watch). The young riders were definitely a delight to watch and are VERY encouraging...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 59,438
Posted By HokuLoa

<snicker, snicker> :D

<snicker, snicker> :D
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