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08-26-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,702
Posted By tobey

Everyone is different so it's very difficult to...

Everyone is different so it's very difficult to compare. I'm 67 and a strong rider for my age group. Resting heart rate in the low to mid 50's. My max is around 155s and on many rides I never go...
08-21-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,653
Posted By tobey

As others have said there are many different...

As others have said there are many different options and you just have to find what works best for you.
Just riding more miles is not necessarily going to help. After a while they just become junk...
08-19-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,732
Posted By tobey

To the OP give this a try if you have access to...

To the OP give this a try if you have access to the machine. Over the years I've included a wide variety of training methods and have seen gradual improvement in my riding. Recently, I added an...
05-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By tobey

Spin Class- Great way to improve fitness

I thought I would alter my training over the winter an spring months so I started taking spin classes 1-2 per week. For an hour you never stop pedaling and my cadence was higher then when I ride...
05-05-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,018
Posted By tobey

I'm in the same situation, changed this year to...

I'm in the same situation, changed this year to Mavic's and so far so good. Installing is simple unlike most other tubeless tires. Only time will tell if it was a good decision.
04-21-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 501,320
Posted By tobey

Upgraded my Cannondale Synapse Ultegra this...

Upgraded my Cannondale Synapse Ultegra this winter to include Mavic Cosmic Pro carbon wheels. Very noticeable improvement in ride comfort and definitely faster.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By tobey

I upgraded my wheels to Mavic Cosmic Pro...

I upgraded my wheels to Mavic Cosmic Pro (Cannondale Synapse Ultegra) and was surprised at the difference it made. I intentionally bought them late last year rather then waiting for spring so I could...
02-21-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,300
Posted By tobey

This year I will ride in my 5th New England...

This year I will ride in my 5th New England Classic (Tour de Cure) to support the American Diabetes Association. Fabulous support and the ride includes both a 2 day and a 7 day thru Mass, Maine, NH...
02-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,695
Posted By tobey

Although I don't stretch before or after rides I...

Although I don't stretch before or after rides I don't believe it is accurate to state "science" shows it not be effective.
Here is a fairly balanced article with references to several scientific...
02-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,451
Posted By tobey

At 60 I hadn't even started riding yet so nothing...

At 60 I hadn't even started riding yet so nothing for you to worry about. Not until I ran 1 too many marathons and needed a hip replacement did I turn to cycling.
Now I ride about 3k miles a year...
11-17-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By tobey

Besides the good suggestions from others I've...

Besides the good suggestions from others I've found the seated leg press works best for improving hill climbing. At least for me. Since I seriously started this exercise early this year at the gym...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,498
Posted By tobey

Running Specialized Armadillo tubed tires and...

Running Specialized Armadillo tubed tires and haven't had a flat in over 12k miles so while I like change in general not sure it makes sense for me to switch.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,604
Posted By tobey

With our 3rd NorEaster (12"-16") in the last 10...

With our 3rd NorEaster (12"-16") in the last 10 days predicted for this week not looking to get out for any serious riding anytime soon. (Mass.)
02-25-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,853
Posted By tobey

This question also gets asked for runners who...

This question also gets asked for runners who cannot understand why they cannot run outdoors like they can on the treadmill. Air resistance! When I trained for marathons I would start out with the...
02-25-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By tobey

I've found like many others have mentioned that...

I've found like many others have mentioned that you just have to practice climbing hills. Last year I had a 7 day ride with about 30k feet of climbing. Wasn't sure I would make it but gradually...
03-19-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,518
Posted By tobey

Glad your doing well and wish you the best in...

Glad your doing well and wish you the best in getting back to touring. I'm 64 and had a hip replacement two years ago using the anterior method.
Did my first 20 mile ride after 5 weeks and rode...
04-03-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By tobey

Well it is 6 weeks since I had surgery and...

Well it is 6 weeks since I had surgery and recovery is going well. I had the newer anterior method which sure makes for a quicker recovery. I had surgery on a Wednesday and was home Friday morning....
03-03-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By tobey

I was told exactly the same thing by my surgeon. ...

I was told exactly the same thing by my surgeon. He said my level of fitness and additional exercising I did before the operation was really helpful. He does a lot of sports medicine and said...
02-25-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By tobey

Thanks for looking out for me. I am having home...

Thanks for looking out for me. I am having home therapy now and will begin outpatient therapy ordered by my surgeon starting in a couple of weeks. I only asked about pre-op exercises to help...
02-23-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By tobey

Well had my total hip replacement surgery last...

Well had my total hip replacement surgery last Wednesday and was home by Friday on crutches.
I was fortunate enough to have the newer and less invasive "anterior" procedure which is making a...
02-09-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,592
Posted By tobey

I've used both a Garmin 205 and 800. While the...

I've used both a Garmin 205 and 800. While the 800 is way too expensive I find the heart monitor strap is a piece of junk. Unfortunately the 205 strap won't work with the 800 so I'm stuck with it....
01-28-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By tobey

Thanks for all the input. I have surgery in 3...

Thanks for all the input. I have surgery in 3 weeks and looking forward to getting back on my bike with my docs ok of course. In the meantime, exercising and building up as much strength as...
01-21-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By tobey

Hip replacement update

Hi everyone, my first post. Found some great information on the forum and hope to become a regular.
Did some searching and found several threads on hip replacements but most dealt with post surgery...
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