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06-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,420
Posted By FrenchFit

I ride in two different 65+ groups, a few of the...

I ride in two different 65+ groups, a few of the riders are very impressive, ride 5-6 times a week and seek out hill challenges.

The thing I've noticed is the overall lack of general fitness; yeah...
06-07-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By FrenchFit

This. If you find an older bike that fits...

This.

If you find an older bike that fits and you think will be a keeper the possibilities are fairly endless, and you will learn alot doing your periodic upgrades as time and money allows. I...
06-02-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By FrenchFit

My opinion comes without scientific reference or...

My opinion comes without scientific reference or bike fit training. That said: Your bike is set up the way i might ride it, and I'm 182 cm tall. For that classic geometry I think you need to go up...
05-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By FrenchFit

Sufferfest, Spinervals and GNC. Meah, not that...

Sufferfest, Spinervals and GNC. Meah, not that impressed.

I have POV long run .movs I use on a big tablet for long duration treadmills runs. Those are actually pretty good, I've run London,...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By FrenchFit

They don't like luggage and they don't like...

They don't like luggage and they don't like bikes. But, if you order Lyft XL you should be fine.

I've used Lyft on long urban runs if I suffer achy legs around half way. Better than walking...
05-28-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,797
Posted By FrenchFit

Now They Are Shooting At Us - Oakland

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/philmatier/article/Oakland-bicyclist-waits-a-long-time-for-police-13895799.php?psid=7eEIf

She seems to have a healthy attitude about it. Watch out for a white...
05-23-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By FrenchFit

I used to stand for big minutes during the class,...

I used to stand for big minutes during the class, like 5 minute repeats. It very much improved by ability to do long pulls up hills and dance on the pedals, just like....

If the spin instructor...
05-23-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,023
Posted By FrenchFit

Shrooms

https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a27240960/medicinal-mushrooms/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ0b213YWxrZXJAc2VudC5jb20iLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJhNmliQ00ifQ%3D%3D

Was surprised to see this...
05-20-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By FrenchFit

Well, I doubt this is what you wanted to hear,...

Well, I doubt this is what you wanted to hear, but -

You need to discover your likes and dislikes. Get a cheap bike off of CL for a few hundred, and/or borrow another, some bike shops are big on...
05-20-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,780
Posted By FrenchFit

Wow, what an opportunity to be Gandhi-esque - ...

Wow, what an opportunity to be Gandhi-esque -

"Be the change you wish to see in the world", and [sig. follows]
05-20-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,249
Posted By FrenchFit

Funny, but -- All of you muscle cells are...

Funny, but -- All of you muscle cells are replaced within a 15 year period, so at most...you are 15 years old.
05-20-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,643
Posted By FrenchFit

let's rev this up a bit: I want to see a 3 foot...

let's rev this up a bit: I want to see a 3 foot rule applied to CYCLISTS passing anyone, anywhere.
05-19-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By FrenchFit

It seems like my various comments to the City are...

It seems like my various comments to the City are discounted because I am in the "strong and fearless" category. LOL. I was offered a link to the following page:...
05-19-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,889
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 364,881
Posted By FrenchFit

We have two e-riders in each of my group rides...

We have two e-riders in each of my group rides now, and the number of users appears to be growing, lots of shopping talk. But these are more seniors groups. e-Bike users tend to happy sweepers, not...
05-17-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,532
Posted By FrenchFit

Works for me: ...

Works for me: https://www.amazon.com/Zahler-Enriched-FlaxSeed-Supplement-Certified/dp/B00ARY1AQC/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=flaxseed+oil&qid=1558104168&s=hpc&sr=1-2-spons&psc=1
05-17-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,478
Posted By FrenchFit

This. Knee surgery ended my tennis playing in my...

This. Knee surgery ended my tennis playing in my 20s... now a 6ft, 190lb, 66 yo runner...I've had zero joint and inflammation issues avg. 5-8 mile runs 3 times a week for years. My advice would...
05-17-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,478
Posted By FrenchFit

Be real careful with zero drop, our old achilles...

Be real careful with zero drop, our old achilles and calfs are not used to that degree of extension, and those lower leg injuries take a very long time to heal. I backed up to 4mm, and seems as low...
05-10-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,064
Posted By FrenchFit

https://www.themanual.com/culture/ultra-runner-zac...

https://www.themanual.com/culture/ultra-runner-zack-bitter-100-mile-low-carb/
05-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,597
Posted By FrenchFit

A couple years of yoga and general fitness regime...

A couple years of yoga and general fitness regime and I went the other way, from 56 to 59/60cm. I sold off a number of bikes. Results may vary.
05-08-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,311
Posted By FrenchFit

This. You can find them on Amazon too. I run...

This. You can find them on Amazon too. I run distance with lightweight liners, silk feels great.
05-06-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By FrenchFit

Grrr. There is no promenade as is, its a two way...

Grrr. There is no promenade as is, its a two way traffic street connecting with Main. You are encouraged to cross traffic in the intersection and run counter to traffic.

It looks like a set...
05-06-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By FrenchFit

Library, fine. It's the intersection at Broadway...

Library, fine. It's the intersection at Broadway that's the real problem, (besides limiting cyclists to a <3 foot lane generally). Look at it from the point of view of leaving downtown (east bound)...
05-04-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By FrenchFit

Lincoln Ave to WC Downtown "Improvement"

Behold ... what I'm thinking is the dumbest bike infrastructure improvement I've witnessed. So, a protected bike lane down Lincoln where none is necessary, forcing you to make a dangerous right to...
04-26-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,308
Posted By FrenchFit

As you might expect. The charts put me on 56cm...

As you might expect. The charts put me on 56cm frames, I ride 58-60cm.
04-24-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,057
Posted By FrenchFit

I don't think they are all that popular. I...

I don't think they are all that popular. I suspect their US distribution ranks way, way behind Continental.
04-23-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 199,195
Posted By FrenchFit

A flat out classic. It will be required watching...

A flat out classic. It will be required watching in college cinema classes. And, having taken college cinema classes decades ago I can attest to watching films a whole lot worse than Cloverfield.
04-23-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By FrenchFit

I have been using Vittoria Randonneur 26"s on the...

I have been using Vittoria Randonneur 26"s on the MTB tourer conversation for a few years. I was previously using SM Supremes. I could not be happier with the quality and rolling resistance of my V...
04-22-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By FrenchFit

Jeez - 8 weeks training for a century? Are you...

Jeez - 8 weeks training for a century? Are you shooting for under 4 hours?

Seriously, I trained 8 weeks for a competitive 10K event, and after 3 weeks my times started declining. Scary. ...
04-19-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,929
Posted By FrenchFit

So, my wife did both knees at 64, got in the...

So, my wife did both knees at 64, got in the stationary bike as quickly as possible, went for her normal bike as soon as the Dr. allowed. What he Dr.s are worried about with outdoor bike is...
04-19-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,292
Posted By FrenchFit

Listening to Jurek talk about it, biggest risk...

Listening to Jurek talk about it, biggest risk for ultra athletes seems to be suicide.

They are an odd group of athletes, I suspect there are many who are trying to outrun depression.
04-14-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By FrenchFit

I have no problem with Lance building his podcast...

I have no problem with Lance building his podcast audience.

I am frightened by his long-term plans, which I strongly suspect involves politics, running for office.

I suspect his win at all...
04-07-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,946
Posted By FrenchFit

Ultegra 11 speed brifters are the most modern I...

Ultegra 11 speed brifters are the most modern I have, and they are crap. Of all my bikes, the old indexed shimano RX downtube shifters are the best

However, on a hilly, curvey route I am loving...
04-07-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,503
Posted By FrenchFit

15 mph on all MUPs here. It's a good rule, no...

15 mph on all MUPs here. It's a good rule, no walker or runner wants to get buzzed by cyclists racing down MUPs.

I've ridden a pedal assist Class 1 on hills and flats. It's like riding any bike,...
04-06-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 16,685
Posted By FrenchFit

LOL. Seems to me that's standing up for being...

LOL. Seems to me that's standing up for being adolescent and whiny. The guy in the truck, the guys on the bike...pees in a pod. Perhaps they deserve each other.
04-04-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,808
Posted By FrenchFit

To clarify, by "little difference" I mean her...

To clarify, by "little difference" I mean her power output and endurance was pretty much the same before and after, but carrying a heck of lot less weight. So, she's posted a win in the cycling -...
04-04-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,808
Posted By FrenchFit

My wife had the surgery, I guess it's about 4 or...

My wife had the surgery, I guess it's about 4 or 5 years ago now. We ride every weekend, essentially it made little difference except for the weight loss of course. However -- bonking is a problem. ...
04-04-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 16,685
Posted By FrenchFit

Fascinating video. I wonder if it could possibly...

Fascinating video. I wonder if it could possibly occur to the cyclists, maybe in retrospect, to simply pull off the road. I guess not, that would be ...losing....something..

So, yelling into...
03-22-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,022
Posted By FrenchFit

Mine, though this is the catalogue picture mine...

Mine, though this is the catalogue picture mine still had the original bar tape and tires on it - and it was missing the aero bottle at the time.
...
03-19-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,892
Posted By FrenchFit

This. Become fat adapted, cut out the carbs...

This.

Become fat adapted, cut out the carbs & sugars, choose endurance exercises. The pounds will fall off.
Forum: Foo
03-19-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,310
Posted By FrenchFit

It's Hillsborough, 92 percent white/Asian and...

It's Hillsborough, 92 percent white/Asian and median household income of $216K.
Cavepersons are simply not welcome.
03-19-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,022
Posted By FrenchFit

Might be the frame I sold last year. Is it a...

Might be the frame I sold last year. Is it a 56cm? I decided it was a bit crowded for me, put the components on a 58cm Koga-Miyata Gentsracer.

It was a great ride. Accelerated like a bat, could...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,312
Posted By FrenchFit

Plavix after a stent to correct a bad artery on...

Plavix after a stent to correct a bad artery on the back of my heart. No negatives, in fact I ran a 5K 48 hours post-surgery, have maintained my running and riding schedule over the last year 6...
03-16-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By FrenchFit

At 62 I would hit 220 running hill sprints, but I...

At 62 I would hit 220 running hill sprints, but I was in vomit territory. (Chest strap) Five years later it seems 175-80 is about my max. I never found those charts had much meaning for me.

But,...
03-16-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,633
Posted By FrenchFit

Yes, the law of thermodynamics makes sense, but...

Yes, the law of thermodynamics makes sense, but it's 75% of the weight loss equation. Those who are insulin resistant or suffer from chronic inflammation find that the other 25% is where big changes...
03-13-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By FrenchFit

This is a very individual thing, and certainly...

This is a very individual thing, and certainly age and general level of fitness has a great influence on modes of recovery. For me, a large protein supplement drink after a hard workout, (Vega...
03-13-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By FrenchFit

I suppose I am an outlier, but I prefer 27"...

I suppose I am an outlier, but I prefer 27" wheelsets. I like the ride of the bigger wheelset, (a la 29er MTBs vs 26,27.5).. Between Conti, Panracer and Vittoria there are some decent tire choices....
03-07-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By FrenchFit

Move postponed, indefinitely. :D Thanks...

Move postponed, indefinitely. :D

Thanks for playing.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By FrenchFit

Is it Celeste? Natch ! Though I have a blueberry...

Is it Celeste? Natch ! Though I have a blueberry & raspberry Eros and spotted purple Campione that, imho, are its equals in awesomeness.

Seriously, my Brava is '07, a different animal then the...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By FrenchFit

Hey now, I have a Brava and like it very much....

Hey now, I have a Brava and like it very much. 'Course, I bought it NOS for $425. ... Did I overpay? Do I have celestitis? Yikes...
03-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,612
Posted By FrenchFit

Momentum, mostly.

Momentum, mostly.
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