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Posted By Richard Cranium

With your experience level (according to your...

With your experience level (according to your post details) you'll have no problem. If you use the same good judgement that allowed for finishing centuries - all will be fine.

The more probable...
01-24-23, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I think we all keep our own private...

I think we all keep our own private "diet/exercise" balance sheets.

For many years I maintained a training volume in excess of professional Ironman triathletes. A considerable amount of my diet...
10-13-22, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

You're in the "wishful tinkling" stage of aging....

You're in the "wishful tinkling" stage of aging. The bottom line - your heart has become older and is signaling its stress by failing to keep rhythm during efforts.
My heart lost rhythm several...
10-12-22, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I'll see what I can do .......

I'll see what I can do .......
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Yeah I know some old guy was in way someone...

Yeah I know some old guy was in way someone getting on with a quality brevet club. The old guy apparently wasn't being a good enough brevet administrator.
I didn't know much about it, I was just...
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Well - I misspoke - the original Bicycle Across...

Well - I misspoke - the original Bicycle Across Missouri was created by several Randoneurrs that - at the time belonged to the International Randoneurss. (A USA based - Audax sanctioned brevet...
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Posted By Richard Cranium

The Ride that was supposed to replace PBP

I recently spoke with some of the "old timers" that had qualified for PBP back in the 70s and 80s. Among them were cyclists that put together a bicycle ride they hoped would become a sort of PBP for...
08-15-22, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Yes - you did indeed answer my question. I...

Yes - you did indeed answer my question.

I guess what I am now "getting" - is that I can't understand how and why and when the AV node start firing or why at some time it stays relatively quiet.
...
07-28-22, 12:38 PM
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Views: 617
Posted By Richard Cranium

Why are you bringing up women's underwear?

Why are you bringing up women's underwear?
06-23-22, 04:56 AM
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Views: 585
Posted By Richard Cranium

It means what goes around - comes around. ...

It means what goes around - comes around.

It means the appreciation of using levers and circles to overcome time and distance.
04-19-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I'm still logging info - but my only real concern...

I'm still logging info - but my only real concern is going slow enough to avoid triggering Afib......
04-19-22, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

That a pretty vague description of any exercise...

That a pretty vague description of any exercise history. Typically, anyone serious about improving exercise tolerance and or training for a specific goal will have definitive athletic milestones they...
04-11-22, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Why doesn't everyone think like me? >>> meaning...

Why doesn't everyone think like me? >>> meaning Why doesn't everyone ride like me?

If this "cycling/auto interaction situation" resulted in a death or serious injury - and went to a trial - the...
03-21-22, 08:06 AM
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Views: 1,555
Posted By Richard Cranium

Afib - as used in this thread seems to mean any...

Afib - as used in this thread seems to mean any heart rhythm disturbance. I have a pretty "classic" form of Afib - where my right atria beats at a multiple of each ventricular beat.

However, my...
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I'm not sure what advantage there is to be...

I'm not sure what advantage there is to be realized on a long distance bicycle ride in assuming a particular product or nutrient type is so critically important.

It is true that a sound...
11-10-21, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Funny thing about a lot of drugs these days -...

Funny thing about a lot of drugs these days - they may work well and change various diagnostic markers - but still not prevent the disease or malady they were prescribed for. My experience is that...
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Posted By Richard Cranium

No doubt - lubricating your chain is a good idea...

No doubt - lubricating your chain is a good idea after riding through a rain shower. Seems like you could carry some lube and use it when you need it.

I don't know what the kids are doing these...
09-09-21, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I did ride my 3spd 52 miles in 4hrs 30 mins - and...

I did ride my 3spd 52 miles in 4hrs 30 mins - and that was probably the "greatest ride" I had until at least a year later.

I did notice the Ashtabula crank on your bike - and yes cotter pinned...
09-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Richard Cranium

Great ride report! I love the pics and the...

Great ride report! I love the pics and the clearly stated measures of effort and distance. The fact that you can "smell the roses" while you ride - but keep attentive to the physical measures of...
09-03-21, 08:34 AM
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Views: 3,272
Posted By Richard Cranium

I say "don't tell" - however - if the rider is...

I say "don't tell" - however - if the rider is someone you know - and you know enough about them - and that they have other "better" shorts - than maybe a critique is is order..........
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Seeing the description of your effort and...

Seeing the description of your effort and equipment selection leads me to believe you are sucker for punishment. I like the part about the 40psi tire pressure and unlocked suspension the best.
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08-19-21, 02:19 PM
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Views: 5,007
Posted By Richard Cranium

Hard to put a finger on "extreme fatigue"...

Hard to put a finger on "extreme fatigue" ........ I get that you always "listen to your body" and now you think you have a problem because your "tiredness level" doesn't match expectations.

A...
08-16-21, 06:07 PM
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Views: 11,553
Posted By Richard Cranium

Technically exercise does nothing to alleviate...

Technically exercise does nothing to alleviate A-fib, but systemically - exercise helps maintain healthy blood vessels and other vascular factors that play in to overall health and longevity....
08-12-21, 07:50 AM
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Views: 11,553
Posted By Richard Cranium

Atrial fibrillation results from a variety of...

Atrial fibrillation results from a variety of factors.

However there are two constants that contribute to all cases.

Age and usage. The longer you live, and the more active your life has been...
08-12-21, 07:32 AM
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Views: 1,797
Posted By Richard Cranium

Leg Muscle Distribution Load on Flats v Climbs -...

Leg Muscle Distribution Load on Flats v Climbs - if your butt hurts you stand - if your knees hurt you sit and or spin



Bingo - why would anyone figure there is some sort of quantifiable...
07-28-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By Richard Cranium

Boy - wouldn't THAT be a tragedy? max sarcasm...

Boy - wouldn't THAT be a tragedy? max sarcasm intended

Your question lacks sufficient supporting contextual information. In general people recreate and exercise as a response to a complicated...
07-09-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,878
Posted By Richard Cranium

Of course - the stages and routes selected for...

Of course - the stages and routes selected for racing will always favor one kind of rider over another.

And yes racing is the epitome of a public-relations stunt. So what is your point?

Are...
06-19-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Richard Cranium

Well - congrats on the finish - but too bad that...

Well - congrats on the finish - but too bad that you feel disappointed about your performance. Since you seem to be fairly interested in exercise performance - what other metrics or experience do you...
05-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,186
Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't know if there is a word for it - but I...

I don't know if there is a word for it - but I think there is particular characteristic all bicyclists share. All cyclists love the "elegant" or ingenious mechanical simplicity and efficiency of...
05-17-21, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Clearly - your current attention and focus is on...

Clearly - your current attention and focus is on your relationship to food. The details included in your post represent an over simplification of exercise nutrition and hydration.

In practice,...
05-17-21, 01:33 PM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By Richard Cranium

I usually chime in with patented Richard "headed"...

I usually chime in with patented Richard "headed" comments when ever anyone starts talkin' "more power" ........

I've done a lot of night riding and I've owned a lot of lights. And it seems to me...
05-14-21, 09:29 PM
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Views: 10,545
Posted By Richard Cranium

Your statement is so silly - it really needs no...

Your statement is so silly - it really needs no rebuttal. FWIW - each individual determines their own exercise intensity. Pickle ball or Cycling do not control exercise intensity - the person using...
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Views: 10,167
Posted By Richard Cranium

I always thought tire-size selection, much like...

I always thought tire-size selection, much like all sorts of sporting equipment - should be based on the size of the athlete. Typically, bigger riders need bigger tires.
Of course, tires do not...
03-28-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,073
Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't see any problem. Everyone knows bicycles...

I don't see any problem. Everyone knows bicycles belong on sidewalks. There is no reason for an adult to be clogging traffic by riding on any street in the US

Clearly, the public has a right to...
03-25-21, 04:52 PM
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Views: 638
Posted By Richard Cranium

I road from Buffalo down to Kaycee and back one...

I road from Buffalo down to Kaycee and back one time - and the afternoon heat and winds came up so fast i found myself begging for water before i could make it back to Buffalo....

Being from the...
03-13-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,272
Posted By Richard Cranium

I just want to "wisely point out" that your...

I just want to "wisely point out" that your glycogen usage is dependent on your status through out the ride. If anything is "soaring" on the final third of your ride it is because your effort and...
03-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,420
Posted By Richard Cranium

Back to the original post - that creates as much...

Back to the original post - that creates as much confusion as enlightenment -



No your doctor put you on a portable EKG. The portable EKG is sensitive enough to detect Atrial and Ventricle...
03-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,420
Posted By Richard Cranium

Just to make sure everyone gets a little more...

Just to make sure everyone gets a little more confused - I wanted to make a point about "heart rate" and "heart beat" .....

Normal heart rates are recorded as a completion of a double pulsing of...
03-09-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,420
Posted By Richard Cranium

No doubt HR monitors take on additional...

No doubt HR monitors take on additional importance in older adults My first "known"Afib event was discovered after jogging on a warmer than usual Spring day.

I experienced the classic triple...
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't actually think enabling an 8-year-old to...

I don't actually think enabling an 8-year-old to try an 100 mile ride is a good idea. only one good thing can happen - but dozens of bad outcomes are possible......

However this may be the best...
02-19-21, 06:51 AM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Worth repeating - Iride01 says Keep...

Worth repeating - Iride01 says


Keep investigating, but try to balance your current focus with the understanding that there multiple competing factors in the aging process. Myocardial and...
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Posted By Richard Cranium

I've run 15 marathons and two races longer than...

I've run 15 marathons and two races longer than 26 miles. I've ridden so many centuries - I've lost count. Curious thing, I have no memory of ever comparing much of anything between them.
It is true...
01-27-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Richard Cranium

Wow - I just realized I haven't done a double...

Wow - I just realized I haven't done a double century since I was 59.
I feel some what confident I could have done one more recently - I did a century when I was 66. (6:20 with hills and winds)
...
01-27-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By Richard Cranium

Sorry to hear about the problems. I wish I...

Sorry to hear about the problems.

I wish I could help - I have been on metoprolol for years and I am currently taking 100mg per day. I know the drug really "knocked me down" for the first year I...
01-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,562
Posted By Richard Cranium

Obviously, the answers to your questions are...

Obviously, the answers to your questions are dependent on a wide range of factors too numerous to delineate.

The riding details you supplied demonstrate a "driven" personality type - this goes...
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Views: 6,424
Posted By Richard Cranium

In modern times - with all the high tech...

In modern times - with all the high tech equipment available - the Century Ride has become more of a mental exercise than a physical accomplishment.

Get a real good bike, a real good route and an...
01-04-21, 08:05 AM
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Views: 26,419
Posted By Richard Cranium

I've done the "breaking away" UPS truck draft ...

I've done the "breaking away" UPS truck draft roll out. I was surprised how easy it was - stayed with the semi until well over 50mph - but started getting scared not being able to see pavement more...
01-02-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,117
Posted By Richard Cranium

I was already pretty "warped" by the time I got...

I was already pretty "warped" by the time I got to high school. I had already purchased an AMF Sturmey-Archer 3speed for $25.76 from a JC Penny catalog store. (24.99 plus tax) That was 1965.

I...
12-17-20, 11:33 AM
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Views: 4,067
Posted By Richard Cranium

Neither of those log you into your own user...

Neither of those log you into your own user data.. The first one is for Wahoo reps and vendors.

On Strava you can log into your data from a PC but i guess not on Wahoo.....
12-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,706
Posted By Richard Cranium

There seems to be evidence that in the mental...

There seems to be evidence that in the mental health community that "type-A" personalities exist. Often exhibiting a nearly non-stop attention to status. Maybe this trait is reflected in constant...
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