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03-08-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,662
Posted By Red90

When you are a new rider, you may not have that...

When you are a new rider, you may not have that strength and endurance conditioning. One of the hardest things to learn is to not push so hard. Dialing it down a bit and using a moderate but...
02-28-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,771
Posted By Red90

I wouldn't necessarily say don't buy a department...

I wouldn't necessarily say don't buy a department store bike. If you use it maybe once a month during fair weather riding, it might serve your purpose. As long as it is properly setup, they do have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,599
Posted By Red90

As you've probably come to realize every...

As you've probably come to realize every manufacturers sizing is a bit different for the same so called frame size. You should stop looking at what they consider as the frame size and look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,633
Posted By Red90

I bought the first generation vivoactive for my...

I bought the first generation vivoactive for my wife as she didn't have a bike computer and sometimes likes to run. I found that it didn't really work if you want to know your data as your riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,469
Posted By Red90

Your just delaying the inevitable... but hold on...

Your just delaying the inevitable... but hold on as long as you can. If the kid has more time, testosterone and youth... you will eventually lose.

However... since you haven't done any...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,384
Posted By Red90

Whether or not the C60 is worth it to you is a...

Whether or not the C60 is worth it to you is a very personal question. It has a lot of great things going for it from being a great bike, rich history, name, Italian made and great looks. Whether...
02-16-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

Just an update. I've tried several seat...

Just an update. I've tried several seat adjustments without any luck.

Yesterday I was on a 90 minute training session with 3 -20 minute sub threshold sets. On the second set I started feeling...
02-14-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Red90

I'm not an expert in geometry, so I'm just...

I'm not an expert in geometry, so I'm just logically musing about this topic. If you get a frame that is significantly smaller than what you should ride and compensate it with a very long stem,...
02-09-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,572
Posted By Red90

One other thing is when riding, try avoiding the...

One other thing is when riding, try avoiding the painted lines on the road in the wet, they can get really slippery. Also same for wet leaves. Always try to do all your braking in the straight line...
02-09-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

I guess I'm a fast twitch type of athlete. ...

I guess I'm a fast twitch type of athlete. Throughout my years, I've always tended to be more of the sprinter pace than an endurance. I've always avoided endurance sports, it never appealed to me...
02-08-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I guess...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I guess I'll start with one adjustment at a time to see if it will affect my cramping. I'll try to consult my doctor as well... if he's still around... lol I...
02-08-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

Any recommendation on the quantity of calcium,...

Any recommendation on the quantity of calcium, potassium, and magnesium. I have taken some B complex vitamins before. Although it doesn't seem to have an affect on the cramping, it does seem to...
02-08-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

Sometimes when I feel the cramp coming, I back...

Sometimes when I feel the cramp coming, I back off a bit. Try to engage other muscles to prevent a full on attack of the cramp. However, when the cramp kicks right in a seizes my calf... I have to...
02-08-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

I haven't tried potassium supplements, but I...

I haven't tried potassium supplements, but I usually do eat a banana before I ride. Not sure if taking it just before the training helps or if I need to take some during the entire day. I'll see if...
02-08-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

Ya it's always the same specific muscle that...

Ya it's always the same specific muscle that cramps on both my calves. I've never really injured my legs, although I suspect I may have some muscle imbalance. I do have issues with my IT band which...
02-08-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

I'll try lowering my seat a tad and possibly...

I'll try lowering my seat a tad and possibly moving my cleat a bit back... but I hate pickles... I'll just have to pinch my nose and give it a try.
02-08-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

I'm asian, so we do tend to have mild flat feet,...

I'm asian, so we do tend to have mild flat feet, although it's never really been much of an issue. The fitter did put shims on both my cleats. I believe my knees had a tendency to bend in,...
02-07-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

I've tried drinking lots of water to the point...

I've tried drinking lots of water to the point that I'm peeing clear. I'm not a salty sweater... in actuality, compared to most I don't sweat that much. Maybe it's time for another bike fit.
02-07-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

I have been bike fitted already, where the guy...

I have been bike fitted already, where the guy spent quite a bit of time on my knees and feet making sure I'm tracking correctly. I did mention to him my issues with both the calf cramps and ITB...
02-07-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Red90

Cramping - Higher Intensity

I've been a recreational rider for the last 3 years on a road bike riding 2-3 times a week during the fair weather summer months. I've always had a problem with my calf cramping. If I ride on my...
02-07-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By Red90

Bicycle tires are similar to car tires, with the...

Bicycle tires are similar to car tires, with the exception that treads don't make a difference for road bicycle. The softer the compound, the more grip it has, dry or wet. Softer compound is wears...
02-02-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,591
Posted By Red90

If you can ride 32-35 miles comfortably, 45 miles...

If you can ride 32-35 miles comfortably, 45 miles will not be an issue for you to finish. What will likely happen is you will ride faster than you would normally ride. This is just what happens...
01-31-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 49,584
Posted By Red90

I would never judge other people for whatever...

I would never judge other people for whatever bike they choose to ride. The fact that they are riding already is a positive to me.

That however doesn't mean I don't have my certain biases towards...
01-19-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,946
Posted By Red90

A lot of this depends on the jurisdiction you...

A lot of this depends on the jurisdiction you ride in, what type of riding and where your riding. For myself...

Needed: Pedals - bike cannot function without it, but that's all you need to get...
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