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05-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By rnothog

Good for you and your family! Keep it...

Good for you and your family!

Keep it up...they aren’t 11 forever!
05-14-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By rnothog

Both sides...total hip replacements...about a...

Both sides...total hip replacements...about a year and a half apart, the last of which was three years ago. I was back on the bike in about 6 weeks...taking it easy...but cycling.

No adverse...
05-07-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By rnothog

Roubaix. Relaxed geometry, 28mm tires. Looked at...

Roubaix. Relaxed geometry, 28mm tires. Looked at Diverge and lots of road bikes. Test ride sold me on the Roubaix. Didnít hurt that it was a quantum leap from my Giant Roam 1, which is much like your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,717
Posted By rnothog

SH56 cleats, for sure. A caveat: these MIGHT pop...

SH56 cleats, for sure. A caveat: these MIGHT pop loose if/when you come up out of the saddle to stand and power up. However, they will also pop loose when you begin to panic because you are close to...
04-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By rnothog

I bought a Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon...

I bought a Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon Ultegra Di2 when I weighed 265. A year later, 2,500 miles later...and about 20 lbs lighter...no problems!

Frame is doing just fine. Everything is doing...
04-15-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By rnothog

Here in Phoenix, loads of people are hitting the...

Here in Phoenix, loads of people are hitting the road on their bikes. I just wish they would observe just a few traffic laws and use a bit of common sense...like riding on the correct side of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,070
Posted By rnothog

One can learn from these forums and YouTube...

One can learn from these forums and YouTube videos. For example, how to measure your butt (and what to measure) to ensure your seat fits, how to dial in your seat's fore-aft position, reach, etc.,...
03-31-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By rnothog

Roubaix and Diverge. I have the Roubaix Comp Di2,...

Roubaix and Diverge. I have the Roubaix Comp Di2, so I am biased. Picked the Roubaix because I am seldom off pavement...but when I am, it’s on a Giant Roam 1.

Giant has better prices and...
03-28-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,878
Posted By rnothog

Riding local, alone. Keeping my distance. It is...

Riding local, alone. Keeping my distance. It is about the only time I go out except to walk the dogs with my wife.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By rnothog

It is my first carbon fiber bike...initially...

It is my first carbon fiber bike...initially worried that what I was finding was carbon. Gonna just pm it a bit and ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By rnothog

Everything feels fine...you'll recall that this...

Everything feels fine...you'll recall that this has the Future Shock feature...which is a pretty sealed up unit, so I wouldn't think that would have been a problem.

Just surprised me...I'm used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By rnothog

Black residue between fork and stem?

Appears to be a very powdery residue...possibly carbon? Bike is a Specialized Roubaix di2 Ultegra. I've put about 2K mikes on it.

Anyone have anything similar happen?

Thought it could be just...
09-12-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By rnothog

As a former law dog with more than than 26 years...

As a former law dog with more than than 26 years under my belt, and having buried a few buddies who let the unhealthy lifestyle overcome them shortly before or just after retirement, I encourage you...
09-12-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By rnothog

Some of the online calculators take into account...

Some of the online calculators take into account the basal metabolic rate (or a percentage thereof) which they use gender, age, weight, and height to estimate...and then add the calories representing...
08-04-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,117
Posted By rnothog

Don't...look...back! Someone might be...

Don't...look...back!

Someone might be gaining on you!
06-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By rnothog

2019 Roubaix Comp Di2 is a great bicycle....

2019 Roubaix Comp Di2 is a great bicycle. BikeRadar has a video on it. It was their Road Bike of the Year 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK31BWh3a34
05-27-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,553
Posted By rnothog

DrDyno, thanks for this thread. You inspired me...

DrDyno, thanks for this thread. You inspired me to give it a whirl.Had an easy transition (still new to it, but feeling quite comfortable at this point).
05-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By rnothog

Here's an update. About a month ago, I purchased...

Here's an update. About a month ago, I purchased a Specialized Roubaix Comp with Di2 Ultegra. That is a quantum leap from the Giant Roam 1. Whoa!!!

When it came to pedals, I asked the salesman to...
05-18-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,030
Posted By rnothog

Or hips...the real ones I once had...

Or hips...the real ones I once had...
05-08-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By rnothog

Mine’s red, too. Rubber side down!

Mine’s red, too. Rubber side down!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,893
Posted By rnothog

Bought a 2019 in the gray color last weekend....

Bought a 2019 in the gray color last weekend. There is nothing about it that I don’t love.
04-28-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By rnothog

We have some nice bike trails, many paved and...

We have some nice bike trails, many paved and marked, but nothing like that super highway.
04-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By rnothog

Someone from someplace sunny always has to chime...

Someone from someplace sunny always has to chime in. So permit me...

Triple digit day here in Phoenix. One of the first of many. Got in 20 miles before noon. It was about 90 by the time I started,...
04-20-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,632
Posted By rnothog

nesdog, hope you found your bike! Picked up...

nesdog, hope you found your bike!

Picked up a '19 Roubaix Comp - Ultegra Di2 today. A so-so discount sealed the deal now that the 2020 model is out.

Overcame the guilt as soon as I felt the...
04-19-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By rnothog

Buy the CARVED. Cambium is basically as broken in...

Buy the CARVED. Cambium is basically as broken in as it is going to get when you buy it, and bouncy is the last thing I'd call my C-17 CARVED.

I'm 6'0" and was at your weight when I bought mine. ...
04-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By rnothog

I've had to have both hips replaced. First...

I've had to have both hips replaced. First noticed pain in the front of my hips while riding motorcycles in my late 20's. Proceeded to dog me for 30 years. Kept running, until that became too...
04-14-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,632
Posted By rnothog

Thanks! Since it is that time of year,...

Thanks!

Since it is that time of year, wonder if I can deduct this as a ďmedical deviceĒ ;)

Happy 1040!
04-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,632
Posted By rnothog

I retired in June of '18 with a combined 40 plus...

I retired in June of '18 with a combined 40 plus years in the Marines and law enforcement. This January, I almost checked out from blood clots in both lungs...big ones. I was stupid enough to wait to...
03-31-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By rnothog

Non-OEM...thatís me, too! Great way to describe...

Non-OEM...thatís me, too! Great way to describe us!
03-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By rnothog

Thanks for the input, everyone! I think the...

Thanks for the input, everyone!

I think the best course for me is to give the Shimano SPD types a try...on a trainer...in a store.
03-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By rnothog

Thanks for your input, all. Might try the...

Thanks for your input, all.

Might try the spd types out on a trainer to see how instinctive they feel to me.

That’s as far as I’m going, for now.
03-25-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By rnothog

Clipping Clip Clipped

Me: early 60's guy, 6 ft., 240, getting slimmer, 2 (count 'em) artificial hips, done within last 4 years.

Ride a Giant Roam 1, for fitness, 10 or more miles most days. Virtually all pavement (some...
07-18-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By rnothog

You can do it. You overcame something to get...

You can do it. You overcame something to get involved in spinning at the gym (and go right back and get involved with that again).

Take the back wheel off...or get some help to do it and learn...
04-15-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,395
Posted By rnothog

Frames Direct is a good online retailer. I have...

Frames Direct is a good online retailer. I have purchased a few progressives from them...always on the money. They have a branch called Armed Forces Eyewear, offering deeper discounts for military...
04-15-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By rnothog

Both replaced, one at a time, about a year apart....

Both replaced, one at a time, about a year apart. Started riding again at 6 weeks. No issues, except that I lean the bike over towards me to mount.

It definitely assisted in overall rehab.
04-08-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,395
Posted By rnothog

Oakley's are pricey, but you can order...

Oakley's are pricey, but you can order cycling-specific progressive lenses. I'm very happy with them. Agree that CostCo is a good bet, too.
08-06-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,548
Posted By rnothog

Had my left hip replaced in the summer of 2015...

Had my left hip replaced in the summer of 2015 and the right one done this past January. I started riding 6 weeks post-op.

I definitely believe that cycling helped me prepare and rehab.

I ride...
07-25-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,524
Posted By rnothog

I'm going shortly after the first of the...

I'm going shortly after the first of the year...at 61. Looking forward to it, although I will miss the clowns, as they say...but not the circus!!

In the meantime, I have a lot of vacation to use.
07-15-17, 01:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,328
Posted By rnothog

Yes. I've got a Harley Ultra, now (5th Harley). ...

Yes. I've got a Harley Ultra, now (5th Harley). Also owned various Suzuki's, Yamaha's, Kawasaki's, a KTM 990 Adv and a BMW R1200 GSA. Loved the GSA.
07-15-17, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,003
Posted By rnothog

Age 60, too. I've had both done...anterior via...

Age 60, too. I've had both done...anterior via "Superpath". Last one was 6 months ago. Pretty quick recovery. Did the PT. My doc okay'd me for leisurely riding at 6 weeks. I took it low and...
03-17-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,628
Posted By rnothog

Good luck, and may you have many happy rides...

Good luck, and may you have many happy rides ahead!
03-11-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,628
Posted By rnothog

Saw the doc Tuesday. Got cleared for street...

Saw the doc Tuesday. Got cleared for street riding just two days shy of six weeks post-op. He said to leave the higher impact (mashing, mountain biking) alone for the next month or so.
...
03-04-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,628
Posted By rnothog

I think you'll find there are no guarantees, but...

I think you'll find there are no guarantees, but rather general agreement that 10 years would be on the short end of the durability scale.

The prostheses are not suited for running, or taking a...
03-03-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,628
Posted By rnothog

What you end up with is a removal replacement of...

What you end up with is a removal replacement of the femoral head (the ball) and acetabulum (the socket).

So, you wind up with titanium on plastic and/or ceramic...there are variations in...
02-20-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,113
Posted By rnothog

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
12-06-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,110
Posted By rnothog

Here in Phoenix, it cools off pretty quickly...

Here in Phoenix, it cools off pretty quickly after sunset, and that is obscenely early this time of year.

In the truly hot part of the summer here, I mostly ride at night.

Like others, its dark...
11-20-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,491
Posted By rnothog

Brrr. 66 and raining here...well...drizzling.

Brrr. 66 and raining here...well...drizzling.
10-23-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By rnothog

Woohoo! Great post! Best wishes for a...

Woohoo!

Great post!

Best wishes for a long, happy, healthy retirement!!
10-01-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,008
Posted By rnothog

These days, I'm doing a low carb diet. My usual...

These days, I'm doing a low carb diet. My usual rides are short 10 milers in the evening. In the summer, it might not be below 100 degrees when I ride. Today, I did 20 at about 92 degrees and...
10-01-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25,261
Views: 2,442,402
Posted By rnothog

20.2 miles in 90 plus heat. Beautiful day, though.

20.2 miles in 90 plus heat. Beautiful day, though.
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