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Posted By Richard Cranium

Congrats - may you have many more.

Congrats - may you have many more.
09-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 867
Posted By Richard Cranium

My lifetime of cycling set me up for back...

My lifetime of cycling set me up for back failures, and no matter what I tried - I could never make up for the deficiency of having a very curved lumbar spine.

However, it was marathon running...
09-12-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By Richard Cranium

Why do you think you are "detrained"? Since you...

Why do you think you are "detrained"? Since you posted in a training forum - what are you supposed to be training for?

I suggest you ride your bicycle several times and make note of how you feel...
09-08-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,376
Posted By Richard Cranium

I guess this thread could have easily taken an...

I guess this thread could have easily taken an even more confusing turn if the OP had added the question - What do people mean when they refer to riding "quality miles?"

Most of you have already...
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Views: 271
Posted By Richard Cranium

Your favorite LDX Competition

What makes a great Long Distance Cycling event? How far or difficult does the route have to be?

Is 50 miles of hilly single-track a "longer" ride than flat Century on new asphalt?

What is your...
09-02-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By Richard Cranium

Off hand - I'd say the new reality is having the...

Off hand - I'd say the new reality is having the right wheel/tire size and pressure for the roads you ride.

Of course weight is a big deal if you want to ride fast or climb well.

When I was in...
08-29-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Richard Cranium

I had a black one - had the nervar carnk but i...

I had a black one - had the nervar carnk but i think I had different brakes.....
08-28-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,332
Posted By Richard Cranium

There's no easy answer. All of these studies are...

There's no easy answer. All of these studies are biased by the necessity of their suppositions and perspectives of their creators.

In other words - can we really ask the right questions to obtain ...
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Richard Cranium

I have no idea what will work for you. But i do...

I have no idea what will work for you. But i do know that a small wheel bike changes the lowers the center of gravity and that is the BIG reason it feels comfortable and stable. However the small...
08-19-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Richard Cranium

Have you considered a Camelback? The best...

Have you considered a Camelback?

The best way to keep from cramping is to avoid getting low - or "over drinking" in the first place.

My personal is a strong mix of sport drink in a bottle -...
08-18-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Richard Cranium

I have a long history of riding the metro-east...

I have a long history of riding the metro-east area. Most traveled route was south-side to Edwardsville. But i also had a lot of great rides by taking the metro from Schrewsbury to Bellville and...
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Views: 996
Posted By Richard Cranium

You don't mention anything about how long you...

You don't mention anything about how long you expect to ride to complete your double-century. Without any real basis for advising you - all I can offer is that you ride enough to complete 200 miles...
08-15-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Richard Cranium

If I were in your shoes I would be worrying about...

If I were in your shoes I would be worrying about trashing my new bike. Most likely while going down.

If you want to know how your gearing will work - find someone who has ridden the event and ask...
08-12-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Richard Cranium

Well, that is extraordinary. One aspect of...

Well, that is extraordinary.

One aspect of athletic performance that usually changes with aging - is the ability to tolerate electrolyte changes - in other words most people usually cramp up more...
07-31-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Richard Cranium

It's OK - until it isn't. It would be...

It's OK - until it isn't.

It would be interesting to know what is going on with your blood pressure after one these exercise sessions. Checking your heart for arrhythmia while "down 10lbs" of...
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Views: 3,699
Posted By Richard Cranium

What is a "custom frame experience?" Since I...

What is a "custom frame experience?"

Since I have ridden Century bicycle events for over fifty years - and never owned a bicycle that was custom built for me - I wonder what I have missed.

I do...
07-10-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Richard Cranium

Thanks for sharing your experience. But in my...

Thanks for sharing your experience. But in my case all the "jumps" in HR activity seem to coincide with real time exertion and subsequent HR response - in other word my HR was supposed to be going up...
06-08-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Richard Cranium

Thanks for comments - I had my first episode of A...

Thanks for comments - I had my first episode of A fib about one year ago - and I am suspecting that warm weather exercise is about to trigger another event. I'm sure most people get pretty rattled by...
06-07-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Richard Cranium

Question about A-Fib and HR monitors -

I'm a fully broken heart aging cyclist. I have several heart conditions that could become life threatening.

I am using a Wahoo fitness app and Tickr HR monitor that appears to display "jumps" in...
06-07-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By Richard Cranium

There's a lot going on in that statement. There...

There's a lot going on in that statement. There are mental constructs that humans endeavor to understand. They are called "dreams."
If you are riding a bicycle at 71 - I would have thought you had...
04-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By Richard Cranium

Not sure if any cheer leading will do much good. ...

Not sure if any cheer leading will do much good. Anyone that's ever gone the distance - whether its 26.2 miles or 29,000 feet - ultimately asks themselves why? And whatever answer they discover in...
04-25-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,482
Posted By Richard Cranium

I'm pretty sure that living too long contributes...

I'm pretty sure that living too long contributes to bone loss as well. I was one of the subjects involved in a research study of Masters athletes that compared outcomes of runners versus cyclists....
04-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,425
Posted By Richard Cranium

Is there any point to what accuracy is...

Is there any point to what accuracy is "acceptable" as opposed to what is "questionable?"

In practice your chances of riding identical "tracks" for 15, 30 or even a 100 miles is impossible. I...
04-11-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Richard Cranium

One difference between running and cycling is the...

One difference between running and cycling is the ability to select the resistance or "cadence/load" . In running, your legs - and your weight - are both static. In cycling the exercise load present...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Richard Cranium

I rode 42 miles yesterday. I got 400 miles...

I rode 42 miles yesterday. I got 400 miles outside for March - and if you include fourteen hours of indoor trainer time during March - I guess that's staying pretty active.

What I really miss is...
03-19-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Richard Cranium

This is another "who knows" thread. You are not a...

This is another "who knows" thread. You are not a machine and your HR metrics and exercise capacity are not static, nor necessarily predictable.

For some reason, for some unknown reason -...
02-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,476
Posted By Richard Cranium

epic adjective...

epic adjective (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjective)
ep·​ic | \ ˈe-pik
\Definition of epic (Entry 2 of 2)1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an epic an epic...
02-29-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,108
Posted By Richard Cranium

I accidentally rode a Century without any...

I accidentally rode a Century without any snacking. I simply forgot my energy snacks as I left the car. It was a beautiful morning and a very easy route.

I had never intended to go out "empty"...
02-12-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,311
Posted By Richard Cranium

One somewhat contradictory aspect of the "brave...

One somewhat contradictory aspect of the "brave new digital-diagnostic medical world" is the volume of information a person is exposed to as each and every one of us nears the end of our lives.
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02-04-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,090
Posted By Richard Cranium

A flashing helmet light in not very useful. ...

A flashing helmet light in not very useful.

The single most important aspect of a head-mounted light is the ability to aim it and see objects or dangerous situations that are not directly in front...
02-04-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By Richard Cranium

Beautiful pic - happy 60th, where and when is the...

Beautiful pic - happy 60th, where and when is the photo from?
01-09-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,952
Posted By Richard Cranium

OK -so now what? I think some things...

OK -so now what?

I think some things contribute to cramps and other things deter cramps. I think people who assume that a single agent must be the cause of a symptom are simple minded in their...
01-01-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By Richard Cranium

The reason "mileage" is used as the primary...

The reason "mileage" is used as the primary experience indicator in cycling is because most people understand that the "act of cycling" involves moving from one point to another.

The unstated...
12-13-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,962
Posted By Richard Cranium

Wow that's a horrible way to think about exercise...

Wow that's a horrible way to think about exercise - but unfortunately its probably true.

I got a kick out of the posts about supplementing diet with anti-oxidants. While it it true there can be...
12-02-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,962
Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't think there is a meaningful way to...

I don't think there is a meaningful way to isolate or trigger the status of "bonking." Since every athlete has differently developed energy pathways, the status of the "bonk" from one individual to...
11-30-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,962
Posted By Richard Cranium

Is bonking a technical term? Like "hammering" or...

Is bonking a technical term? Like "hammering" or "noodling"???

I think "bonking" was supposed to describe exercising to the point of inducing low blood sugar levels.

Anyway - there's quite a...
11-30-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,642
Posted By Richard Cranium

My favorite bike lighting systems always used at...

My favorite bike lighting systems always used at least two headlights. I'd leave one light on low at all times and turn on a higher power =longer=throw light as needed.

In addition - if you dont...
11-26-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,891
Posted By Richard Cranium

I have cycled all my life - and knew my resting...

I have cycled all my life - and knew my resting HR was in the fifties as a child and young man. As a teenager I smoked and rock and rolled quite a bit.

In my mid twenties I developed as an adult...
11-22-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,311
Posted By Richard Cranium

Yes - you have made my point - unless a person...

Yes - you have made my point - unless a person understands their blood vessel status - during both systole and diastole - they have a poor chance of understanding what their heart health/risk status...
10-30-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,311
Posted By Richard Cranium

At some point in time - maybe around October of...

At some point in time - maybe around October of 2034 - some one will come to discover that "heartbeat rate" - commonly known as heart rate - is not synonymous or analogous to heartbeat stress.
...
10-29-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,311
Posted By Richard Cranium

Well Mickey - you can say that again..... and...

Well Mickey - you can say that again..... and again and again ...

The original post asks if you are worrying about your heart. But, to be a little more precise you may need to reword the question...
09-25-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,291
Posted By Richard Cranium

How frequently a person "successfully" exercises...

How frequently a person "successfully" exercises is dependent on more than just time. Bear in mind that the intensity you exercise at will factor into the period you need to rest.

The original...
08-25-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By Richard Cranium

Chest belt HR monitors - do they exist?

Is anybody using an "old school" HR monitor that requires the matching chest belt radio synced to a wristwatch based or handlebar mount device? I tried a couple of wrist based devices and am not...
08-12-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,295
Posted By Richard Cranium

I think that this post is unintentionally...

I think that this post is unintentionally provocative because the "between the lines" message seems to be that the OP thinks competitive cyclists are too dense or immature to realize the diverse...
07-31-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,798
Posted By Richard Cranium

Must have been Excel 3.0 - I was using the a free...

Must have been Excel 3.0 - I was using the a free "bicycle log" calendar that came with a subscription to Bicycling Magazine. - 1981

Kept using free bank give-a-way calendars - jotting daily...
07-11-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,493
Posted By Richard Cranium

A "good ride" is anytime you finish the ride...

A "good ride" is anytime you finish the ride feeling as well or better that when you started. If you feel crappy after your rides - then slow down or shorten them. Miles measure distance - but they...
07-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,979
Posted By Richard Cranium

You know - this was the original posted question?...

You know - this was the original posted question? And then the OP answered that he had an "iron clad" mix of supplements that worked for him.

My original answer tried to advise that most exercise...
07-04-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,798
Posted By Richard Cranium

Clearly - cycling in childhood produces more...

Clearly - cycling in childhood produces more healthy, more active adults - and not without fond, almost spiritual memories of freedom and carefree existence along the way.
...
06-30-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,798
Posted By Richard Cranium

What great stories - I really appreciate all the...

What great stories - I really appreciate all the comments. Although bicycling is considered child's-play in the US - I would imagine most of you can also remember a certain ride experience where you...
06-26-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,798
Posted By Richard Cranium

Fifty years of cycling - how about you?

Obviously, many people start to ride bicycles at a very young age. I learned how to ride of 20" wheel middle-weight bicycle in the summer of 1958. (BMX bikes didn't exist?)

By 1965-66 I had...
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