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Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By fastcarbon

Pearl Izumi v Louis Garneau v Castelli v Other?

The rest was: a shower after the ride using antibacterial soap and applying ASSOS after ride Skin Repair Gel (available from Amazon - expensive but use only a little dab on each affected area). That...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By fastcarbon

The rest was: a shower after the ride using...

The rest was: a shower after the ride using antibacterial soap and applying ASSOS after ride Skin Repair Gel (available from Amazon - expensive but use only a little dab on each affected area). That...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,385
Posted By fastcarbon

I did the ride 4 times. I had two climbing double...

I did the ride 4 times. I had two climbing double centuries under my belt before I did it. I recall 6 -7% grades most of the ride. If you like to go fast on the downhill twisties you will love it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By fastcarbon

It is very close to the S-works version and the...

It is very close to the S-works version and the Ultegra Di2 is fabulous.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By fastcarbon

I'm 76 and 180 lb and have climbed short 20% ...

I'm 76 and 180 lb and have climbed short 20%
stretches in a 36x30. My FTP is only 220W. I do see over 500W and am standing. I would walk if I couldn't turn the cranks anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,652
Posted By fastcarbon

I used Bontrager carbon wheels for years and more...

I used Bontrager carbon wheels for years and more recently Zipp 404's and CLX 50's and do a lot of mountain rides. The only time I do not prefer carbon is downhill and stopping in the rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,526
Posted By fastcarbon

HEED during the ride with a powerbar every 30 -40...

HEED during the ride with a powerbar every 30 -40 mi.; then chocolate milk after the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By fastcarbon

After developing saddle sore issues I now use...

After developing saddle sore issues I now use only Assos and Giordana bibs. I used to use only Castelli ;the change in bibs though were only part of the answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By fastcarbon

I am 76 and until two years ago could use any...

I am 76 and until two years ago could use any shorts with chamois and no chamois butter. But I sarted to get raw areas after anything over 30 mi. I researched all the forums and got a bike fit (the...
06-04-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By fastcarbon

Hernia Mesh Hurts

I just had a large abdominal hernia repaired a week ago; the recovery pain was bad the first 4 days but is now tapering off enough to get off the narcotics. I have been told I can't ride for 6 weeks...
03-20-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By fastcarbon

Yes Mmama, you raised a fool

I had sciatica for years . Exercise helped but I finally couldn't get rid of it. I had a bulging disc at L5-s1. I found an orthopedic surgeon through references from my PCP. They found I had a...
03-20-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By fastcarbon

Yes Mmama, you raised a fool

I had sciatica for years . Exercise helped but I finally couldn't get rid of it. I had a bulging disc at L5-s1. I found an orthopedic surgeon through references from my PCP. They found I had a...
03-11-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By fastcarbon

Hit a wall hard

I haven't had that exact experience in about 10 years but my primary care physician at a University Medical Center had me start taking Vitamin B 12 and Folic Acid tablets. I don't get as tired and...
03-11-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,417
Posted By fastcarbon

Dupuytrens contracture and Cycling

I had surgery on both hands about 10 years ago. Seems they scrape it off the tendons. I had gotten to a point where I could no longer open my hands. It worked. I had to do my right hand again last...
02-21-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,478
Posted By fastcarbon

Stay with racing frame or move to touring

I moved to an endurance frame and didn't like it; it didn't have the snap and handling I like for group rides. But what I did do was go to 700x25 tires and am now experimenting with 700x28's. The...
02-15-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By fastcarbon

New Cardiac Ablation and Replacement ICD

Looks like I am off the bike another three weeks. I developed Atrial flutter 3 weeks ago and my heart wouldn't go over 105 BPM. Hills above 6% were impossible as my legs would ache and I was short on...
01-02-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,515
Posted By fastcarbon

I had one several years ago with no symptoms that...

I had one several years ago with no symptoms that was found when I had a brain MRI due to some headaches. The Docs say I have permanent tissue damage. I was riding bikes then and have not stopped....
12-09-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By fastcarbon

Back on Bike After Greenlight

At 76 I reached a point where I had to address the BPH..The Greenlight (laser) procedure was done last Tuesday and I get the catheter out tomorrow. My Urologist/Surgeon says 2 - 3 weeks off the bike...
12-09-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,590
Posted By fastcarbon

I put carbon bars on my road bikes. I have a bad...

I put carbon bars on my road bikes. I have a bad neck and the bars absorb more shock than alloy.I also get elbow tendinitis and find carbon helps on long rides. I have had the bars break in a bad...
11-10-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,451
Posted By fastcarbon

I recently bought a new bike and purposely got...

I recently bought a new bike and purposely got rim brakes. I do a lot of mountain riding on carbon wheels and have not had a braking problem, even at 60 mph plus. I didn't want the extra weight. My...
10-30-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By fastcarbon

I thought pizza and Doritos were staples of...

I thought pizza and Doritos were staples of healthy living. At 76 I still enjoy them and they keep me going for my 200 mi weeks. I just think you need veggies, protein and healthy carbs to supplement.
09-24-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By fastcarbon

Symptoms of low blood pressure while climbing

I have used Benicar 40mg for years with no problems but if BP gets above 140 systolic I add HCTZ. I do a lot of riding in the mountains and a few years ago while on HCTZ I just ran out of gas after a...
08-27-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,676
Posted By fastcarbon

Strava free app

I used to use the free app but we have about 20 75+ folks out here that are really competitive. Keeping track of these "geezers" is critical as too many of them can beat me. It is an incentive to use...
08-27-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,793
Posted By fastcarbon

Elderly

Call me anything you want, just give me the senior discount!
08-21-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,790
Posted By fastcarbon

I expect 200 mi at 200 years.

I expect 200 mi at 200 years.
07-10-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By fastcarbon

After I reached about 72 I found I have to ride...

After I reached about 72 I found I have to ride pretty easy for 20 to 30 minutes. Until that time my heart rate will not go over 110 bpm. After that I can hammer with the young guys.
07-09-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,393
Posted By fastcarbon

I retired at age 70 as the job wasn't bad and...

I retired at age 70 as the job wasn't bad and paid ok. It allowed more time to save and accumulate years on a pension. The major difference is 100 more miles per week. I used to fight to get in 100...
07-09-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,453
Posted By fastcarbon

If the ride is less than 40 mi I use only Hammer...

If the ride is less than 40 mi I use only Hammer Heed. If more there is usually a turnaround stop where I add a 16oz Coca Cola and a Power Bar. For a mountain century I add protein bars and carry...
03-11-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,606
Posted By fastcarbon

I ride a Cyclepro Hammer smart trainer when it...

I ride a Cyclepro Hammer smart trainer when it rains. Yesterday I rode the first stage of the 2017 Tour de France on Rouvy. I can ride most of the best European stages.
03-11-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,248
Posted By fastcarbon

After a training ride over 40 miles I usually...

After a training ride over 40 miles I usually have my glass of chocolate milk and fall asleep in my recliner. If I sleep more than an hour I have trouble falling asleep at night.
03-11-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,586
Posted By fastcarbon

After doing spin classes once a week for many...

After doing spin classes once a week for many years I found because there is a lot of standing that I now stand on most short/ sprinters hills. At 75 and 185lb I am comfortable with standing. I also...
02-18-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By fastcarbon

75 PLUS Competitors-Riders

Now Strava has established 5 year age groups I see there are 15 to 20 75+ cyclists on Strava riding in Orange County, CA. I hope most areas have these groups as it pushes you to train smarter-harder....
02-18-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By fastcarbon

I get pain if I don't stretch my hip flexors...

I get pain if I don't stretch my hip flexors after a hard ride on the bike or trainer.
02-18-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,862
Posted By fastcarbon

I was 6'2" for many years. Due to a serious MTB...

I was 6'2" for many years. Due to a serious MTB crash about 6 years ago with a fractured disc, a microdiskectomy and a multi level fusion 3 years ago, I am now at 6'1".
02-18-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,295
Posted By fastcarbon

I was riding in Texas about 6 weeks ago and the...

I was riding in Texas about 6 weeks ago and the temp was 30 deg. and wind 12-15 mph. My face burned and my hands were numb, even though I was wearing Gortex -5 deg. C gloves. I couldn't shift the STI...
02-18-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,249
Posted By fastcarbon

I can't imagine riding without a chamois. Even...

I can't imagine riding without a chamois. Even with one I used to get so chaffed that I had a bloody crotch once I got over 60 mi with a lot of climbing. I saw a cycling coach to see if my bike fit...
02-18-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By fastcarbon

You are not alone. I purchased a Cycle Ops...

You are not alone. I purchased a Cycle Ops "Hammer" trainer to use with Zwift and Trainer Road. I set it up per instructions and had the rear QR on tight. the next morning I jumped on the bike...
01-26-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,862
Posted By fastcarbon

I was 6'2" until a MTB crash crushed a vertebrae...

I was 6'2" until a MTB crash crushed a vertebrae about 7 years ago. Now at 75 I am 6'1" and still riding 58cm road frames.
01-26-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,295
Posted By fastcarbon

I always thought 40 deg F was cold as I usually...

I always thought 40 deg F was cold as I usually ride in SoCal. But I just spent a month in Texas and did one ride at 30 deg F and 12 - 15 mph wind. My hands were so numb I could barely shift. I had...
01-08-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By fastcarbon

Mine were done about 5 years ago on Medicare. My...

Mine were done about 5 years ago on Medicare. My vision is about the same as in my twenties except for reading which still requires glasses. I had reached a point where I wouldn't drive at night due...
01-08-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,606
Posted By fastcarbon

I have a nice Cycleops fluid trainer that I have...

I have a nice Cycleops fluid trainer that I have probably used five times in 5 years. It is just boring. After speaking with Zwifters and people using trainer road I picked up a Cycleops Magnus which...
11-19-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By fastcarbon

diastolic pressure is always between 45 and 55. ...

diastolic pressure is always between 45 and 55. Systolic varies from 95 to 134. At age 75+ I try to ride 150 to 250 mi per week. My Cardiologist is impressed with my heart and has taken up cycling...
11-09-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,634
Posted By fastcarbon

As a 75+ rider who attempts to remain competitive...

As a 75+ rider who attempts to remain competitive by riding with like minded groups (generally younger) it would seem we must make choices. I had AFib burned out by cardiac ablation, Ventricle ...
11-02-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By fastcarbon

Strava and Age Discrimination

Although I see the benefit in adding more age ranges, I can no longer compare my times on segments as easily. At 75 I have been in the 65+ group and compete with all of them. My first places in 65+...
07-27-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,079
Posted By fastcarbon

% of grade

I am not clear why one needs a measurement of grade or elevation with a high degree of precision. I just look at my Garmin readout whenever I care. I would guess the readings are less than + or - 10%...
06-30-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By fastcarbon

Thanks for the advice. I read both and am in a...

Thanks for the advice. I read both and am in a trial period with TrainingPeaks WKO+ software. I am training 6 days a week with active recovery. Trying to find a stretch of road where I can ride 20...
06-25-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By fastcarbon

Power Meters for Old Folks

I am curious if any of us are using power meters to train. I thought about an eBike to keep up with the fast guys on group training rides where I used to ride on the front in my 40's and fifties and...
01-14-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By fastcarbon

What type of bike should a 50+ rider buy

I am not willing to surrender to a recumbent. At 74 my latest bike is a Trek 7 series Madone. The Zipp Firecrest 404's are on the way. I am not good for 30 mph for long on the flats but this type of...
01-14-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,949
Posted By fastcarbon

I finally gave up on AL wheels as I would get 2...

I finally gave up on AL wheels as I would get 2 years before fatigue cracks at the spokes and then only one more after rebuilds. I was 220 lb+. In the 1980's I used 36 spokes in the back wheels but...
01-12-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,417
Posted By fastcarbon

I have had surgery for it 3 times. It needs to be...

I have had surgery for it 3 times. It needs to be surgically removed or your hand will eventually turn into a claw. Once it gets bad padded cycling gloves are mandatory. The bad news is it takes...
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