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12-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,739
Posted By RISKDR1

Ademdum to my previous post re Lemond Ebikes

Most experienced riders will not be satisfied with 20 mph power cut off and 250 watts.
11-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,617
Posted By RISKDR1

So put your big boy pants on

Get a bag that goes under your seat. Get a C02 kit. Carry at a minimum one tube and better two. With the C02 kit you don't need a frame pump but it is a good idea. The alternative is to put other...
10-27-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,524
Posted By RISKDR1

I was rolling along about 21-22 mph and I hear a...

I was rolling along about 21-22 mph and I hear a siren. I look over and a cop pulls along side with a big grin. Young guy. He says, "wow you are going pretty good. I'm a rider too. Have a great day"....
10-19-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,089
Posted By RISKDR1

I raced on track till I was 46. Fixed gear. I...

I raced on track till I was 46. Fixed gear. I also trained on road with it. They are more dangerous than single speed. My choice now is single speed with at least a front brake. I have seen and been...
10-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,599
Posted By RISKDR1

nOT FOREVER

Yes you will improve for a while until you get closer to your potential. There is a natural aging process that reduces your potential over time. Your question has a pretty complex answer though. In...
10-12-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,776
Posted By RISKDR1

Three months ago I was hit by a car. I flew 15...

Three months ago I was hit by a car. I flew 15 feet. I was conscious for the whole flight and was thinking about what it was going to do to me when I landed. thankfully I landed in grass. I missed a...
10-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,029
Posted By RISKDR1

Laid back larry

I have been cycling for 40 years. I love the exhilarating nature of covering ground fast under my own power. I would say though that without the wonderful social aspects of cycling with my club and...
09-28-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,527
Posted By RISKDR1

My strategy is three to four days of cycling and...

My strategy is three to four days of cycling and three days of Nordic walking (using poles as in XC skiing) a week. about 10-12 hours. I also do resistance band training for muscular strength. I am...
10-14-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,890
Posted By RISKDR1

I have fallen in love with Nordic Walking, or as...

I have fallen in love with Nordic Walking, or as some call it Ski Walking as a cross training activity. I can achieve about the same heart rates as cycling and it works my entire body. Cycling alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,692
Posted By RISKDR1

I am a pretty strong rider for my age and I work...

I am a pretty strong rider for my age and I work hard to stay fit. I am 74. I ride a conventional bike. A mid 80's Medici. I tell folks it is a retro bike for a retro rider. There will however come a...
07-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,541
Posted By RISKDR1

Cycling IS effective for fat loss but not...

Cycling IS effective for fat loss but not targeted fat loss. When you lose fat through diet and or exercise it comes off all over your body. There is no such thing as "spot reducing". That said,...
11-02-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By RISKDR1

Maybe he just has a really really tiny butt.

Maybe he just has a really really tiny butt.
10-01-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,741
Posted By RISKDR1

my personal experience as a 71 year old its that...

my personal experience as a 71 year old its that weight training the legs (leg press, leg curls and leg extensions) can help with submaximal power. I have added considerable strength without added...
08-28-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,367
Posted By RISKDR1

it appears to me to be a case of

overriding ones abilities and experience. Most experienced riders know how to unweight over a speed bump and let your legs be suspension. I imagine he was sitting hard on the saddle when he hit that...
08-28-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By RISKDR1

every ones adaptive ability is different. At 71 I...

every ones adaptive ability is different. At 71 I can't get away with training methods I used at 30. I was in that "train till sick and then rest" mode for a long time. Age and genetics is a big...
08-27-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By RISKDR1

the experience of one person cannot be applied to all

your experience is anecdotal. The conventional wisdom is base building first. Lots of miles at an aerobic pace. The OP is riding at an anaerobic pace or so it seems. I think he would be better off...
08-27-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By RISKDR1

slow down to a pace where you are not "feeling...

slow down to a pace where you are not "feeling the burn". If you are feeling the burn you are overwhelming your muscles with lactate. If you want to build endurance ride longer at a slower pace for...
08-27-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,390
Posted By RISKDR1

Those times exclude me so it seems a non issue. I...

Those times exclude me so it seems a non issue. I ride with a large club with a large female membership. I have been on rides where I am the only guy. I am 71 and all of these women are younger than...
08-16-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,548
Posted By RISKDR1

Wow. They even let texas fly fishermen on this forum

How is the reel collection? If you start collecting bikes the way you collect those magnificent vintage reels you are going to need a warehouse.

Cheers, Risk Dr from the fiberglass fly rod forum.
07-20-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,163
Posted By RISKDR1

Just a thought

you say you are doing leg work at the gym on your off days. I would say you are not getting enough recovery. You should also get checked up by your doc. This may be edema caused by some health...
06-27-16, 06:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,043
Posted By RISKDR1

I have done it many times

always works. They immediately stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,167
Posted By RISKDR1

I had experience similar to yours

25 years ago on a fixed gear. I was taken down by a flock of geese that crossed the road right in front of me. I woke up with parameds around me and had no idea where I was or how I had gotten there....
Forum: Touring
04-24-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,272
Posted By RISKDR1

I use the butterfly's on my VO Passhunter with a twist

I have reversed them with the open part to the front along with the controls. I found that the controls were too close the other way (as illustrated above) and seemed to make me ride too upright....
Forum: Foo
12-11-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,458
Posted By RISKDR1

Well, I am just the messenger. I saw non compete...

Well, I am just the messenger. I saw non compete clauses as far back as 1973. They are discussed in "business law 100". They call them "negative covenant" causes. Think about it from an employers...
Forum: Foo
12-11-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,458
Posted By RISKDR1

"made a craigslist ad for repair services,...

"made a craigslist ad for repair services, advertising himself to have extensive experience with the bikes that we're selling (i found the ad, he doesn't know)"

For many employers this would be...
12-07-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,689
Posted By RISKDR1

at 70 years old I tend never to get caught up in...

at 70 years old I tend never to get caught up in whats cool or the hottest thing. I still ride my mid 80's Medici (owned since 1986) and a bike I built for comfort on a Velo Orange Pass Hunter frame....
11-26-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By RISKDR1

Amen, brother. That is really a stupid move....

Amen, brother. That is really a stupid move. sounds to me like some inexperienced riders. I see similar antics on PCH in So Cal. Lots of people taking up the sport and not getting well oriented to...
11-19-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By RISKDR1

What is interesting is that the advise varies...

What is interesting is that the advise varies somewhat for every post which tells me that what is better is very goal specific. In my opinion ( and my cardiologist's) if you are just seeking overall...
11-19-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By RISKDR1

It is not as simple as that. Personally I favor...

It is not as simple as that. Personally I favor longer distance at lower intensity for overall conditioning. It allows you to ride more often without burnout and burns fat better than a max state...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,673
Posted By RISKDR1

winter rains often keep me off the bike....

winter rains often keep me off the bike. Snowshoeing and XC skiing and winter hiking can fill in. Keeps the heart and vascular system working well even though not cycling specific.
11-08-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By RISKDR1

I would not spend a lot of time on this.

I would not spend a lot of time on this.
11-06-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 98,440
Posted By RISKDR1

87 Medici Pro Strada (since new, now restored) 85...

87 Medici Pro Strada (since new, now restored) 85 Specialized Stump Jumper (since new, not restored).
Forum: Foo
11-06-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By RISKDR1

I fell in love with her in Out of Africa.

I fell in love with her in Out of Africa.
11-03-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,456
Posted By RISKDR1

Absolutely. I am 70. I have broken laws that are...

Absolutely. I am 70. I have broken laws that are no longer on the books.
11-02-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By RISKDR1

I saw a sign down in Hunting Beach near LE Bard...

I saw a sign down in Hunting Beach near LE Bard park on a guys lawn. "DRIVE LIKE YOUR KID'S LIVE HERE". Said it all.
11-02-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,456
Posted By RISKDR1

If you read my post your question has already...

If you read my post your question has already been answered. The OP shows an attitude of entitlement that I usually see in teenagers.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,827
Posted By RISKDR1

a large left ventricle with a big stroke volume.

a large left ventricle with a big stroke volume.
11-02-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,456
Posted By RISKDR1

I get it now. Traffic laws only apply to others....

I get it now. Traffic laws only apply to others. Certainly not you.
11-02-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By RISKDR1

it really depends on what you want to do. I would...

it really depends on what you want to do. I would probably have a longer rest interval at lower wattage and increase the wattage of your power segment. Or keep the power segment as is and extend its...
11-02-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,289
Posted By RISKDR1

I am 70 and just built a bike with my first...

I am 70 and just built a bike with my first triple. I can handle the hills I ride with a double but I find the triple to be a nice feature. I can start a climb in "too low" a gear and gradually find...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,157
Posted By RISKDR1

my wife doesn't understand me.

my wife doesn't understand me.
11-02-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By RISKDR1

I do compete against myself. On one of my regular...

I do compete against myself. On one of my regular rides there is a segment that I go all out on. I have improved significantly in the last several months and in fact beat my previous best by a full...
11-02-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,456
Posted By RISKDR1

It is a bad practice and a bad example of cycling...

It is a bad practice and a bad example of cycling behavior. If there are cars at the light with you the light will change soon enough. If not there is the button to change the light. If in the left...
10-31-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By RISKDR1

yep. great for hiking too.

yep. great for hiking too.
10-29-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By RISKDR1

I am not sure it is necessary to have a sprung...

I am not sure it is necessary to have a sprung saddle. I have two imperials and like them very much. I have a sprung brooks that I put on an old 85 Stumpjumper mountain bike and it does absorb some...
10-28-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,748
Posted By RISKDR1

you might spend more time in the hospital.

you might spend more time in the hospital.
10-27-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,577
Posted By RISKDR1

No, but I have 26 meaningless fly rods and three...

No, but I have 26 meaningless fly rods and three meaningful ones. And I have not fished in two years. Guess that means I have 29 meaningless fly rods!
10-27-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,088
Posted By RISKDR1

I used to be bothered by it and give a challenge....

I used to be bothered by it and give a challenge. Now I am a zone trainer and ignore those folks. I just don't respond. I have a plan for my rides am not going to let another rider impose a pace on...
10-27-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By RISKDR1

"I want brakes on the bike not a fixie''. ...

"I want brakes on the bike not a fixie''.

what differentiates a single speed from a fixie is not the brakes. It is the presence or absence of a freewheel. You can have a fixie with one or even...
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