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07-26-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,312
Posted By ShootingCoach

For a long time, I rode at about 190. Cancer...

For a long time, I rode at about 190. Cancer treatment took me down to 140, and everything was put on hold. I still rode and worked out during treatment, actually was able to climb better. A positive...
03-10-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,312
Posted By ShootingCoach

I always recommend the Mediterranean Food...

I always recommend the Mediterranean Food Pyramid. Also, the body absorbs less calories from raw veggies and such compared to cooked.

Don't forget, the body is made in the kitchen, neither in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,884
Posted By ShootingCoach

I weigh between 145 and 150 during the cycling...

I weigh between 145 and 150 during the cycling season, have ridden 25's for years on the Cannondale. Tennessee roads go from great to terrible, lots of hills and curves.

Would not go back to 23's....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,990
Posted By ShootingCoach

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08-06-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,898
Posted By ShootingCoach

I would first ask what the OP weighs. Due to an...

I would first ask what the OP weighs. Due to an ongoing illness, I went from a fit 185 lbs to 140 something last year. I was very fortunate at being healthy enough to ride during the illness and...
05-30-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,298
Posted By ShootingCoach

Another vote for Fig Newtons and bananas. On a 6+...

Another vote for Fig Newtons and bananas. On a 6+ hour ride, I may eat 30 of them and three bananas. Gets me back to the car with energy to spare.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,328
Posted By ShootingCoach

RoadTire got it right. Beats ANY drug or therapy.

RoadTire got it right. Beats ANY drug or therapy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,584
Posted By ShootingCoach

The delusion continues to be that an animal's...

The delusion continues to be that an animal's well being supersedes a human's. A dog bite is a serious bodily injury that can cause death. Period. If there are folks living in fantasy land that think...
03-02-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By ShootingCoach

A lot of milk, but little meat in that link.

A lot of milk, but little meat in that link.
02-25-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By ShootingCoach

What works for me is a BMI of around 20. Work on...

What works for me is a BMI of around 20. Work on the body with the bike in mind. Endurance and wind.

The Mediterranean Food Pyramid is the ticket for me. I am 62, 5' 10", and weigh 143 during...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By ShootingCoach

Since it got cold and I am a fair weather rider,...

Since it got cold and I am a fair weather rider, I bought a Spin bike from my gym. Two hours out of the saddle, every three days (two days at the gym, one day spin bike at the house, one day off in...
11-26-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By ShootingCoach

Day one, "chest and back", next day, "everything...

Day one, "chest and back", next day, "everything else" at the gym. Third day, two hours out of the saddle on my Spinner Spin bike while watching something informative on You Tube. Rinse, and repeat....
10-19-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By ShootingCoach

What Kimmo said. Loosen crank bolt a couple of...

What Kimmo said. Loosen crank bolt a couple of turns, ride it around the block up a hill. It will loosen right up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By ShootingCoach

Been riding Road Bikes for 25+ years, and the...

Been riding Road Bikes for 25+ years, and the only way I know to train for hills is to attack hills. I like hills, they make you strong. Living in Tennessee, if you ride, you will do hills. LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,444
Posted By ShootingCoach

I did it the hard way, went from a fit 185 to a...

I did it the hard way, went from a fit 185 to a fast 145 this summer. Ride as fast at 62 as I did at 42 and 190, back in the day. LOL

I will say I am looking at lighter or more aero stuff.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,058
Posted By ShootingCoach

Wheelbuilder set me up with a great deal on Zipp...

Wheelbuilder set me up with a great deal on Zipp 101's. Turnkey, with DT Swiss 240 hubs, 16 front, 20 rear bladed spokes.

I have nearly 2K miles on them, one minor tune on the truing stand. I...
08-05-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By ShootingCoach

I have a Lifecycle 500R recumbent trainer. It...

I have a Lifecycle 500R recumbent trainer. It really helps in the off season, and will give me all I want. Yours will work well. Crank it up, load it up, and spin it up. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By ShootingCoach

Sounds like the deal. Another vote for the...

Sounds like the deal. Another vote for the Rocketdale Synapse.:thumb:
08-05-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By ShootingCoach

I recently checked the Rocketdale's RD alignment...

I recently checked the Rocketdale's RD alignment with a tool made for the purpose. The RD was toed in about 1/2". After proper adjustments were made, I was surprised at how much crisper the shifts...
07-29-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,265
Posted By ShootingCoach

I am blessed to live near the hilly part of the...

I am blessed to live near the hilly part of the Natchez Trace. Today I had my best Metric Century ride time yet. I try to ride my age twice a week, when work allows.

Also, got on the scale and...
07-04-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By ShootingCoach

If I had not checked out my Cannondale I got from...

If I had not checked out my Cannondale I got from the local REI before riding, I would have crashed it. The brake pads were into the tire. One good tug on a brake lever and I would have hit the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By ShootingCoach

Zipp 101 Wheelset.

Zipp 101 Wheelset.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By ShootingCoach

Very little LBS loyalty here. Lack of customer...

Very little LBS loyalty here. Lack of customer support, shoddy repair and set up, double or more prices have forced me to by online.

A $60 BB from LBS cost less than $20 from Amazon. Another $60...
06-26-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,611
Posted By ShootingCoach

Went to the gym the first of the year with a...

Went to the gym the first of the year with a mission. Get weight down and fitness to the next level. As an old gym rat, I am 62, 5' 11", weighed a fit 185 the first week of Jan. Am now down to a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By ShootingCoach

I went from 185 to 153 for this cycling season....

I went from 185 to 153 for this cycling season. Had to change saddles, the one that fit me at 185 killed me at 153. The saddle that did not work at 185 fits like a glove now. I moved the seatpost up...
06-09-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By ShootingCoach

At 62, I have ridden for almost 30 years. My...

At 62, I have ridden for almost 30 years. My suggestion is, if you want to ride back-to-back days, cut down intensity and distance. For example, if you rode 53 hard miles, and the next day 27 miles...
06-04-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By ShootingCoach

I dug out a like new Cloud Nine saddle that did...

I dug out a like new Cloud Nine saddle that did not fit well at 185. Today I rode a Metric, and at 154, the Nine felt great.

I have an urge to try a Brooks, but have heard from skinny old guys...
05-31-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By ShootingCoach

Went from a fit 185 to a very fit if thin 154 for...

Went from a fit 185 to a very fit if thin 154 for the cycling season. At 62, less than 9% BF, butt is gone. LOL

My old saddle hurt on a 128 mile ride last week. Swapped out one I had stashed. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By ShootingCoach

Wheelbuilder.com hooked me up with a set of Zipp...

Wheelbuilder.com hooked me up with a set of Zipp 101's on DT Swiss 240 hubs for less than $1200, with Zipp skewers. I am extremely pleased with them, they were worth every penny.
05-26-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By ShootingCoach

I loosen the bolt on stubborn cranksets and pedal...

I loosen the bolt on stubborn cranksets and pedal around the block. This has never failed to loosen a tight crank from the BB spindle.
05-04-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By ShootingCoach

I also rarely, if ever, do a recovery ride. I...

I also rarely, if ever, do a recovery ride. I will hit the gym instead. I am 62, fit, have been a gym rat since High School football, and a Road cyclist for 25+ years.

Make sure your nutrition is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,879
Posted By ShootingCoach

Having been in the fitness and cycling culture...

Having been in the fitness and cycling culture for a long time, regular time in the gym AND on the bike works for me. You have a lot more time off the bike than on, and there is life away from the...
05-03-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,382
Posted By ShootingCoach

I have a Kona Dewdrop, a drop handle bar machine...

I have a Kona Dewdrop, a drop handle bar machine with disc brakes. It is heavier than my Cannondale (most bikes are), but rides like a cloud. I prefer the feel of the discs over the 'Dale's rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,516
Posted By ShootingCoach

I was going to suggest Zipp 101's. Wheelbuilder...

I was going to suggest Zipp 101's. Wheelbuilder built me a set, and I am tickled to death with them. Worth every penny I paid for them.
03-29-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By ShootingCoach

Been a Gym Rat since High School Football, a Road...

Been a Gym Rat since High School Football, a Road bike rider about 30 years. I hit the gym for chest, next day, aerobics (legs), next day what I didn't hit on chest (everything else), next day...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By ShootingCoach

Another Question on a Wheelset (Zipp 101)

Okay, I got talked out of Aerospokes by folks who owned them or rode them. I don't weigh 250 lbs, not building a burley, don't have a Tandem, etc.

The Zipp 101 has caught my eye. Wheelbuilder has...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By ShootingCoach

Dear Bird. Thanks for your observations. I found...

Dear Bird. Thanks for your observations. I found out from owners that pretty much said what you did.

I am looking for a good looking, but great performing wheelset. I don't weigh enough to need...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By ShootingCoach

The Aerospoke is heavier than some wheels,...

The Aerospoke is heavier than some wheels, bombproof, great at speed on level road. I ride the Natchez Trace. Just say good, mostly level road.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By ShootingCoach

I FINALLY had a chat with one who owns them, got...

I FINALLY had a chat with one who owns them, got what I need. Thanks, all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By ShootingCoach

Dear Bob I answered a question that another...

Dear Bob

I answered a question that another rider asked about tires. Lotsa opinions, few observations.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By ShootingCoach

Faster and more durable (no flats ever with these...

Faster and more durable (no flats ever with these tires in about 15 years) than 23's, very stable on winding roads and sharp curves. Wheels stay true, tune them twice a year. Lotsa hills, sharp...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By ShootingCoach

Comments on Aerospoke?

Am looking real hard at Aerospokes for my Road Bike. Any owners out there with comments?

I weigh 165-170, ride fast for an old guy. Good roads, run 700X25 tires at 120/125. Will stay with tires,...
04-06-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By ShootingCoach

Having ridden for over 20 years, I also have...

Having ridden for over 20 years, I also have never had anything thrown at me, never even seen an "Interstate Waving Finger" waved at me. I've had several close calls from inattentive drivers, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By ShootingCoach

As a matter of fact, I have shopped around. Some...

As a matter of fact, I have shopped around. Some places have sales, which makes products cheaper for a time, and some places have lower prices on some brands. If you use those brands, good deal. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By ShootingCoach

Thumbs Up for Bike Tires Direct

I recently bought a set of Schwalbe Durano Plus tires for the Road Rocket. After properly installing them, by hand without tools, within 20 miles, both tires developed a bulge in the tread. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By ShootingCoach

I am very happy with my Synapse, and would...

I am very happy with my Synapse, and would recommend it to anyone. It lurks in my den, with new tires, tubes, freshly serviced, as I wait for another day fit to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By ShootingCoach

For this season, I have swapped over to Schwalbe....

For this season, I have swapped over to Schwalbe. I got good results from Vittoria tires the last two seasons, but they did not seem to last long, the rear good for about 1200 miles on good road....
02-26-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,695
Posted By ShootingCoach

191480

191480
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,430
Posted By ShootingCoach

A race tire that is tough and not prone to flats...

A race tire that is tough and not prone to flats is a tall order on your budget. Spend a few more bucks and get good tires. Flats are not fun, and kill your ride time.

I am going to try the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,399
Posted By ShootingCoach

I test rode these bikes and picked the Synapse....

I test rode these bikes and picked the Synapse. VERY comfortable, but still runs like a Rocket Dale. I added a suspension seatpost, 700X25 tires, and have to say this is the best riding and handling,...
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