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Forum: Introductions
02-08-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By ironhorse3

Geez Ken, is that all? I think 6 or 7 hours for...

Geez Ken, is that all? I think 6 or 7 hours for a century is a lot more realistic. Charlie remember to stay off highly traveled roads and I think you might have to drive a bit to get off the main...
10-10-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By ironhorse3

On a recent long ride / personal record 3 day...

On a recent long ride / personal record 3 day event I did I had the opposite experience, i.e. must have overexerted. I was interested to read your post, and I think that you might be able to keep...
10-10-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By ironhorse3

I wear a dog tag when riding solo, in case of...

I wear a dog tag when riding solo, in case of injury. In my case I have provided my address and phone # on the tag, but you might want to consider whether you want to do this or not. In any case,...
10-10-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By ironhorse3

If you are generally healthy and not on potassium...

If you are generally healthy and not on potassium sparing prescription medicines, the following is often useful to make sure you get more potassium, micronutrients, and less sodium in your diet as...
10-09-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By ironhorse3

That's a tube aneurysm. Sorry to hear about your...

That's a tube aneurysm. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Happened to me on a slight incline, at a stopsign, where I lowsided. I had unclipped the wrong foot. This was the first ride on my new...
10-06-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By ironhorse3

To answer you question you would need your age,...

To answer you question you would need your age, then calculate the heart rate zone you are in (controversial, as noted by ericm979). Still it could be a decent estimator. You were probably in high...
10-06-09, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By ironhorse3

Can that be done on the iliacus / iliopsoas? ...

Can that be done on the iliacus / iliopsoas? These are inside the body, near the spine (the pork loin, if you will).

You might be applying a lot of power to the upstroke (pulling on the pedal...
10-05-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,053
Posted By ironhorse3

Thanks for the article reference. I checked my...

Thanks for the article reference. I checked my heart rate recovery rate, that was mentioned in the article above. It was not in the favorable range, but then I agree that I am probably not a...
10-05-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By ironhorse3

No I didn't do any consecutive rides, you have a...

No I didn't do any consecutive rides, you have a good point. That was something I was apprehensive about frankly. day #1 was 75 mi, #2 36 mi, #3 25 mi. The trip was actually cut a bit short from...
10-05-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By ironhorse3

My training was rides of lengths from 25 to 50...

My training was rides of lengths from 25 to 50 miles. My best training ride was about 10 days before the event 45 miles on a loop with 2 good hills (repeated for 20 laps). Therefore the event ride...
10-04-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By ironhorse3

Prolonged recovery question

It is now 2 weeks since my charity event ride that I had trained for, the first 3 day back-to-back long ride that I had done. It was a bit over 120 miles with rolling hills, total. I fared very...
09-27-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By ironhorse3

Always good to see your family doctor for...

Always good to see your family doctor for undiagnosed symptoms. You could have had a low blood sugar episode from prolonged exercise without adequate glycogen stores and /or in-ride replenishment. ...
09-25-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By ironhorse3

I have found strength training to be of value for...

I have found strength training to be of value for my riding because it allows me to focus on the upper body. The cycling develops the legs automatically although I still do squats and other leg...
09-23-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By ironhorse3

Other factors could be at play, like hours of...

Other factors could be at play, like hours of sleep, your diet, external stress causes. One example I could immediately think of is excessive sugar in diet, or alcohol or caffeine. Assuming you're...
09-21-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By ironhorse3

You can get more calorie density from good fats...

You can get more calorie density from good fats like monounsaturated fats and fatty fish. Also you can eat more fruits and vegetables and even "cheat" with some American food that you might have cut...
09-21-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By ironhorse3

If you are coming home not hungry after a...

If you are coming home not hungry after a training ride, I'd bet that more than likely you are overdoing it a bit or not getting enough rest time between rides. Otherwise your appetite would at...
09-21-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By ironhorse3

How far are you commuting one way? Ideally you...

How far are you commuting one way? Ideally you wouldn't arrive and then immediately sit down; give yourself a 10 to 15 minute cool down period with some walking and stretching if possible.

The...
09-17-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,045
Posted By ironhorse3

I have also experienced this, once about 30 yrs...

I have also experienced this, once about 30 yrs ago when I went on a run on a cool day and the other episode also related to running, about a week or 2 ago. In between I have done very little...
09-14-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,391
Posted By ironhorse3

The write up in Wiki on antioxidants had some...

The write up in Wiki on antioxidants had some good insights, regarding fruits and veg vs. vitamin supplements. I take a supplement (centrum 1/2 tab, fish oil tab, calcium, vitamin D, Vit C 500,...
09-13-09, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By ironhorse3

You might have to see a podiatrist if you want...

You might have to see a podiatrist if you want medical help for this problem. They are the ones who prescribe arch supports using a foot impression that are custom made. Swelling and pain suggests...
09-09-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By ironhorse3

I think I need this for my 3:00 pm snack. Thanks.

I think I need this for my 3:00 pm snack. Thanks.
09-08-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By ironhorse3

Probably dehydrated somewhat. Good lesson to...

Probably dehydrated somewhat. Good lesson to remind you to drink a glass or 2 of water before taking off. Also have to drink replacement fluids when riding especially when it's hot. You won't...
09-08-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,423
Posted By ironhorse3

I like to use whey protein because it is...

I like to use whey protein because it is convenient and tastes good in my smoothie. Also it's a concentrated high quality protein. Suppose you eat a lot of beans. They have protein, right? well...
09-08-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By ironhorse3

I think that with your weight so low you most...

I think that with your weight so low you most likely have a very low body fat. Along with that there is a possibility you don't get enough rest or time for your body to recover from the rides you are...
09-04-09, 04:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,681
Posted By ironhorse3

Good luck with all that, looks like you're on the...

Good luck with all that, looks like you're on the road to recovery. I was most amazed about the length of your hospital stay. Is that the usual for this diagnosis, just wondering.
09-04-09, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,816
Posted By ironhorse3

Your point is correct- supplements are useless...

Your point is correct- supplements are useless IMHO. Also check the label, they are probably potassium chloride, and you probably need natural fruit potassium (which is potassium citrate, potassium...
08-31-09, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By ironhorse3

Thanks, I thought of that but I really think it...

Thanks, I thought of that but I really think it was the back stroke and I just am not acclimated to it and maybe something about cold water going in the ear. I'm going to try it again (glutton for...
08-31-09, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By ironhorse3

If you do go to W**dys, McD**alds, etc, just...

If you do go to W**dys, McD**alds, etc, just don't eat any fries, and get the chicken go wrap instead of big mac. Order milk for beverage instead of coke (or get the diet softdrink). Don't order...
08-30-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By ironhorse3

I agree with ModoVincere's comment about just...

I agree with ModoVincere's comment about just doing it on your own. I think that some people would want some close guidance with this process for motivation, and it might help you get it done...
08-30-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By ironhorse3

Dizzy from back stroke

I haven't had dizziness for a LONG TIME but am susceptible to motion sickness on amusement park rides etc. I am cross training with some swimming, and wanted to do the back stroke for variety, which...
08-25-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,954
Posted By ironhorse3

I vote for nutrition and exercise, we all realize...

I vote for nutrition and exercise, we all realize they are both important and they are not instinctive for most of us. But they are not hounded into our brains with constant advertising. It's more...
08-20-09, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By ironhorse3

If I were you I'd keep the salt intake a little...

If I were you I'd keep the salt intake a little lower, unless it is needed for sweating and other losses (from riding etc). That means avoiding most processed foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables...
08-16-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By ironhorse3

It was a rat study but is interesting to...

It was a rat study but is interesting to speculate that it might apply to humans in some way.
08-14-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By ironhorse3

I found a reference to HIIT (high intensity...

I found a reference to HIIT (high intensity interval training) and a quote from that article follows:

"On a final note, I must enforce that this type of training is not for everyone. Since it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By ironhorse3

I think it might be a good idea to have riders...

I think it might be a good idea to have riders sign a waiver. With 125 people involved, there is going to be a lot of variability of the trust between any two people in the group. Also the waiver...
08-13-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By ironhorse3

The toxins you mentioned in beans are mostly...

The toxins you mentioned in beans are mostly neutralized with cooking, but they are often discussed by paleo diet enthusiasts as a way to dissuade people from eating them. Actually I think they have...
08-08-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By ironhorse3

If you are on high blood pressure medication,...

If you are on high blood pressure medication, then you likely cannot follow the instructions below (because you may be on a potassium sparing type of drug of which there are many). Otherwise:

I...
08-07-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By ironhorse3

The heat also adds some to the predicted heart...

The heat also adds some to the predicted heart rate. I would estimate for me it is about 15 BPM, the circulation going into the skin to cool the body. It's like your car's thermostat kicking in at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,782
Posted By ironhorse3

I changed the seat on my original bike to one...

I changed the seat on my original bike to one with center cut out (you know, the hole) and a leather cover, and firm. I think I lucked into one that is just the right width, and I don't get much...
08-03-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By ironhorse3

Definitely go with your doctor's advice. Also,...

Definitely go with your doctor's advice. Also, you are already exercising at about the maximum I would expect you should tackle for your age and number of medical problems. We're all taking some...
08-03-09, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,254
Posted By ironhorse3

Agree it is likely a saddle issue, but could be...

Agree it is likely a saddle issue, but could be that it's too high, causing your pelvis to rock back and forth. Groin pulls have to be treated early with rest and rehab. Have a local bike shop...
08-02-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By ironhorse3

It's more of a proportion, along the lines of...

It's more of a proportion, along the lines of what Ericm979 just said. the absolute number of calories burned from fat is likely to be more with the higher intensity. The heart rate is a rough...
08-02-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By ironhorse3

It could be circulatory, or neurologic, and most...

It could be circulatory, or neurologic, and most doctors could help you sort that out. Could try a walk in clinic. Sometimes the nerve entrapment is near the instep, the so called tarsal tunnel. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,796
Posted By ironhorse3

You need something reflective to catch attention...

You need something reflective to catch attention of drivers and other cyclists. Unfortunately, a drunk driver killed a local biker competing in a triathlon in a local park just yesterday. Sad sad...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By ironhorse3

Just think about how your professional life would...

Just think about how your professional life would suffer if you didn't have cycling to keep you enthused, fit, focused. It is true that you might have to sacrifice time on the bike that you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,612
Posted By ironhorse3

Sorry to hear of the malady, but not knowing...

Sorry to hear of the malady, but not knowing about it is the scariest thing; treatment is so successful that you are really out of danger now. Be careful to watch for bleeding on the anticoagulants!...
07-28-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,030
Posted By ironhorse3

Are those numbers in pounds? They seem really...

Are those numbers in pounds? They seem really advanced for someone who's skinny fat and a weakling. Impressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,387
Posted By ironhorse3

I think your reduced performance could be...

I think your reduced performance could be medication related, but may not be. Discuss this with your doctor. Also, to be an informed statin user, you could determine your 10 year NCEP (National...
07-28-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By ironhorse3

A lot of cycling manuals I have seen do not...

A lot of cycling manuals I have seen do not answer this question well, but I can vouch for "The Heart Rate Monitor Book for Cyclists" as I recently got that (from Amazon.com). Basically the book is...
07-28-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By ironhorse3

I've experienced a similar problem, although I'm...

I've experienced a similar problem, although I'm maintaining the weight not really gaining. Lately I've been trying to eat more in the mornings, less in the evenings so I'm not packing away calories...
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