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03-17-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,061
Posted By HIPCHIP

I had problems with my hands going numb. We put...

I had problems with my hands going numb. We put padded tape wrap and foam under the wrap on my bars, making them nice and thick and soft. Haven't had a problem since. Of course the proper bike and...
04-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By HIPCHIP

It's been a long time since I went to HSU, but...

It's been a long time since I went to HSU, but there were tons of trails, both good maintained ones, and some not so well maintained, behind campus. I took a MTB class while attending HSU and we...
04-05-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By HIPCHIP

I would try and contact the manufacturer and...

I would try and contact the manufacturer and explain to them your circumstances and see what they may recommend. They may have a different model rated for higher weight and may even have a trade-in...
11-26-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,427
Posted By HIPCHIP

Make sure you are doing good pre and post...

Make sure you are doing good pre and post exercise stretches. There are several different ways to do a quad stretch, so research it. Don't pull your lower leg tight into your butt as you'll do...
11-26-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By HIPCHIP

Just as a reference, the heaviest I reached was...

Just as a reference, the heaviest I reached was 241. My bike has carbon seat stays and I had no problems at all. Don't know about forks, but I would imagine they would be able to hold as long as...
11-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By HIPCHIP

Fought with weight for years. Gastroenterologist...

Fought with weight for years. Gastroenterologist finally put me on the Atkins diet and it did wonders for dropping weight. Riding is now a lot easier.
Don't know if your insurance will cover it,...
07-28-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685
Posted By HIPCHIP

You want to breathe as naturally as possible. If...

You want to breathe as naturally as possible. If you try and control your breathing too much then you may hyperventilate or not have enough air. As other have said, just relax and try to breath...
06-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,027
Posted By HIPCHIP

The BEST thing you can do is to go and see a...

The BEST thing you can do is to go and see a podiatrist. I'm lucky as my bike club has a podiatrist that also is the team podiatrist for the local university bike team. My feet were killing me...
03-31-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By HIPCHIP

If I saw correctly, only difference between the...

If I saw correctly, only difference between the Imperial and the Standard is that the Imperial comes with the cutout and different colors. I'd say if you are used to a cutout then that might be the...
03-27-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By HIPCHIP

I haven't ridden with one, but when my saddle...

I haven't ridden with one, but when my saddle breaks I am going to get a Brooks B17 as several in my riding group have them and swear by them. Don'[t know if they are Standard or Imperial, but I...
03-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By HIPCHIP

You must have had a discectomy when you had your...

You must have had a discectomy when you had your fusion. They remove the cartilage disc between the spine bones and insert a piece of bone, usually from a cadaver, and then screw everything together...
03-07-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By HIPCHIP

Don't forget the value of using a stationary...

Don't forget the value of using a stationary trainer with your bike to see where you are at. Better to be at home and be tired than several miles out and unable to ride home. Just tell your...
02-28-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By HIPCHIP

Biggest problem with the meniscus is that there...

Biggest problem with the meniscus is that there is no direct blood supply to it, only the synovial fluid surrounding it in the knee capsule. Meniscus doesn't really heal itself too well anyway, so...
01-24-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,750
Posted By HIPCHIP

My doc put me on the Atkins diet. Buy the book...

My doc put me on the Atkins diet. Buy the book and get it going, you'll lose quickly.
10-19-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,816
Posted By HIPCHIP

Not as big as you, but unless you are going...

Not as big as you, but unless you are going downhill at major speeds I would imagine either brakes would be fine. While a little bit of weight here and there shouldn't matter, I'd say a disc is...
10-03-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By HIPCHIP

I always use cream. Rubs me raw if I don't. I use...

I always use cream. Rubs me raw if I don't. I use Queen Helene Cocoa Butter as you can get a whole tub for a few bucks. You can get at Walmart or I get it on-line. Compared to the top of the line...
05-14-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,187
Posted By HIPCHIP

Just as an idea to look into, see if there is a...

Just as an idea to look into, see if there is a riding club/group near you and ride with them. I am 62 and in the group I ride with I am one of the babies. Most of the group are in their 70's and...
05-14-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,546
Posted By HIPCHIP

I too was in shock at the price of cycling...

I too was in shock at the price of cycling clothing, but found that good quality equipment is expensive for a reason, IT WORKS! It might be better to save your money until you can afford some...
03-31-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By HIPCHIP

I've had gout on and off for several years. All...

I've had gout on and off for several years. All of the anti-gout medicines give me gout. When I get it I try to drink plenty of water and stay away from anything acidic. It seems to help flush the...
07-18-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By HIPCHIP

If the saddle height isn't exactly the same as...

If the saddle height isn't exactly the same as your old saddle, and/or it's a different length, you may need to have your fit checked. You may be sitting higher/lower, more forward/backward, than on...
07-18-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By HIPCHIP

I knew a doctor who raced desert motorcycles. He...

I knew a doctor who raced desert motorcycles. He sat and waited until everyone left the start, then he went. Said he wanted to ride and have the comfort of knowing someone was out there looking for...
07-08-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By HIPCHIP

If you haven't yet, go see a podiatrist (or...

If you haven't yet, go see a podiatrist (or possibly an orthopedist) and get some orthotic inserts for your cycling shoes designed to put your feet in the proper position. If the cost is too high,...
07-05-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By HIPCHIP

I normally do as many stretches as I can, but...

I normally do as many stretches as I can, but mainly work on my legs and back. Don't bounce, just hold a static stretch. I normally hold for 30 seconds, relax, then 45 seconds, relax, then hold for...
01-13-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By HIPCHIP

Thanks, I'll check that out.

Thanks, I'll check that out.
01-12-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By HIPCHIP

VR training equipment

Hope this is the right section for this info. Was reading about doing training on a stationary trainer and using a computer, etc. for virtual reality (VR) training, I.E. riding along with someone...
07-17-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By HIPCHIP

It's been a long cool winter. It takes...

It's been a long cool winter. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the body to acclimate to new temps, etc. so make sure you stay well hydrated and ease into it gradually. Don't forget to dress...
07-15-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,207
Posted By HIPCHIP

2-2.5 lbs a week is what is recommended. Any...

2-2.5 lbs a week is what is recommended. Any more than that can be too hard on your system.
07-15-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By HIPCHIP

Currently it's fairly warm down here, so going...

Currently it's fairly warm down here, so going into the back country that you don't know might not be a good idea. Pacific Coast Highway in just about all those areas, so I'd stick with the road...
10-16-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By HIPCHIP

Go see a good sports orthopedist, hopefully one...

Go see a good sports orthopedist, hopefully one who is also knowledgeable about cycling. There are so many structures involved with the knee it's really hard to determine what's wrong in a forum. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,141
Posted By HIPCHIP

I don't have any experience with either, but from...

I don't have any experience with either, but from what I have read, electronic shifting is quiet and immediate, so for a pro who is trying to get a jump on the pack it is a good thing, otherwise,...
10-08-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,131
Posted By HIPCHIP

The lady is about 9 mentally and spoiled rotten. ...

The lady is about 9 mentally and spoiled rotten. I used to have to deal with these idiots all the time, and it was always nice when I got to smile and say "Sign here please" when I gave them a...
10-08-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By HIPCHIP

An accident investigation must list the primary...

An accident investigation must list the primary collision factor (I.E. what caused the accident) and any associated factors (what may have contributed to the accident). It's just the sign of a...
10-02-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By HIPCHIP

To a certain extent, all citations are for...

To a certain extent, all citations are for educational efforts since they educate the person and all those who see the cite being issued. ;)
10-02-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By HIPCHIP

Bicyclists have to obey the same traffic laws as...

Bicyclists have to obey the same traffic laws as automobiles, so if you rolled through a stop, then he had the right to stop you and issue a citation. Maybe unnecessary, but legal. Once you've...
10-02-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By HIPCHIP

I use those tires and have had no problems...

I use those tires and have had no problems getting them back on. It may help to have the tires warm/hot so the rubber is softer. Make sure the bead is in the rim properly and just work the edges...
09-21-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By HIPCHIP

As you get older you lose muscle, plus with extra...

As you get older you lose muscle, plus with extra weight comes a diminished metabolism (age will decrease that too). Everything starts to not work like it did when you are younger. First and...
08-28-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,274
Posted By HIPCHIP

As you get older, your metabolism slows. As you...

As you get older, your metabolism slows. As you put on more weight, your metabolism slows. It's a lose-lose situation. You should keep a food diary, logging everything you eat and the amount of...
08-20-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By HIPCHIP

It's all downhill from here! (LOL) Next...

It's all downhill from here! (LOL)

Next year you get to ride 51 miles!
Forum: Introductions
08-20-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By HIPCHIP

Welcome. Time to get back into riding and seeing...

Welcome. Time to get back into riding and seeing what has changed. Seems like everything is new these days, so have fun and join a club.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By HIPCHIP

Unless you want to hang a bunch of stuff on your...

Unless you want to hang a bunch of stuff on your bike, try a nice backpack for your clothing. Easy to put on and take off and won't wrinkle your clothes anymore than a bike bag.

For clipless...
Forum: Introductions
08-16-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By HIPCHIP

Road bars may help, but your gearing is probably...

Road bars may help, but your gearing is probably the biggest. I don't know what your bike runs, but check with a local bike shop and see if you may want to try a different ring up front or on the...
08-13-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By HIPCHIP

You need to check the teeth on the chairing and...

You need to check the teeth on the chairing and the freewheel. If they look curved and more like a sharks tooth, then you need to replace the chain and the gears. If you don't, a brand new chain...
08-07-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,719
Posted By HIPCHIP

Got to try a B17 on my buddies bike the other...

Got to try a B17 on my buddies bike the other day. He's taller than I am, so a little stretched out. Felt good when I was just coasting, but not too different from my plastic seat. Oh well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By HIPCHIP

From what I can see, they look like standard...

From what I can see, they look like standard Shimano pedals. Shoes and pedals are like anything else, you have to experiment and find what you like. Most road shoes are all three hole and accept...
08-05-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,719
Posted By HIPCHIP

That's kind of what I was afraid of. Heard they...

That's kind of what I was afraid of. Heard they stretch out and the adjuster nut will only go so far, so don't want to spend $ on something that I have to replace just about the time it's broke in...
08-04-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,719
Posted By HIPCHIP

Butt was broke in. Rode for 9 1/2 months doing...

Butt was broke in. Rode for 9 1/2 months doing 150-200 miles a week. Had a heart attack and bypass surgery in April and am now getting back to riding. Lost a bunch of weight so now my butt hurts...
08-04-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,719
Posted By HIPCHIP

397453 Here's a photo of the Selle I am...

397453

Here's a photo of the Selle I am looking at. Nice shape and cutout, but no rails under the seat for support, just leather and some plastic support inserts. You can adjust a bolt to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,839
Posted By HIPCHIP

I had similar to what you had. Turns out I had...

I had similar to what you had. Turns out I had fractured ribs. The area is full of nerves so you could also have inflammation to the bone area. If you absolutely won't go to the Doc, then take...
08-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,719
Posted By HIPCHIP

Brooks/Leather saddles?

Have a couple of guys I ride with regularly that swear by Brooks saddles. One said that once it's breaks in you'll love it forever. The other guy said he bought a Brooks and it felt better than any...
07-03-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,198
Posted By HIPCHIP

I posted a link on my very first post. Here's...

I posted a link on my very first post. Here's another one: Amazon.com: k-edge garmin mount...
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