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11-13-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,305
Posted By Wreader

Very cool! I had a total hip on the right two...

Very cool! I had a total hip on the right two years ago. My rehab has been well, but slow. The pain was gone within a few days (huge relief), but I had a lot of weakness. I started riding this...
11-03-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By Wreader

I have several of these:...

I have several of these: http://www.landsend.com/pp/ThermaCheck100FleeceWatchCap~151319_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::QZ8&CM_MERCH=IDX_Outerwear-_-HatsGlovesScarves&origin=index they are...
11-03-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Wreader

These are "frog" pedals:...

These are "frog" pedals: http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.frog I was able to adjust the cleat by 1/2" or more, and it made it much more comfortable. Thanks folks.
10-29-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Wreader

O.K. Thanks. I will look at the shoes and see if...

O.K. Thanks. I will look at the shoes and see if I can see an obvious adjustment. If not, I'll take them to the bike shop and ask the guys there.
10-29-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Wreader

Foot cramps, new pedals and Halloween - Oh my!

Actually I have nothing to say about Halloween, but needed a third noun to make my title rhyme.
I got new shoes and pedals a month ago. The first day trying them out, I fell and hurt my shoulder...
10-27-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,242
Posted By Wreader

I have a bicycle and a spin bike. I use both, but...

I have a bicycle and a spin bike. I use both, but I have discovered that spinning and biking are not the same thing. My main problem with spinning was that it took several sessions spinning to get...
10-18-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,030
Posted By Wreader

Thanks Goldfinch. My shoulder still hurts,...

Thanks Goldfinch. My shoulder still hurts, although it is slowly getting better. 16 days since my wreck. I landed very hard on my shoulder trying to get the hang of my new "clip less" pedals. Those...
10-16-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,030
Posted By Wreader

I am not doing well on the challenges now. I did...

I am not doing well on the challenges now. I did great in August. In Sept I had some little surgeries and was not allowed to exert myself for a week here and a week there.. Then October started out...
10-04-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wreader

setting goals

I have been signing up for monthly mileage goals and so far am doing pretty well.. Not perfect, but better than I expected. I notice that some people set high goals in the "hopes" of reaching them,...
10-04-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,030
Posted By Wreader

four days in and 16 miles down. That is pretty...

four days in and 16 miles down. That is pretty good for me. I wonder if I should set lower goals that I can easily meet or not. I will try to get in more miles while the weather is good. I don't know...
10-04-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,575
Posted By Wreader

Thanks guys. I read what you had to offer, and...

Thanks guys. I read what you had to offer, and did what I could to test it. It rolled fine, and when I disengaged the chain, the crank was still very hard to turn. At that point I was out of my...
10-03-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,575
Posted By Wreader

that burning smell is probably not good..... right?

I went out for a little ride this evening. This was in the immediate neighborhood which is very hilly. I had to stop and walk a couple of hills, but did pretty well. At the end of the ride, about 1/2...
10-01-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Wreader

That's exciting! I want to commute, but there's...

That's exciting! I want to commute, but there's this hill you see..<g> I drove in to near my work and did the ride in reverse today to see how hard it really was. Yes, there is a hill, actually...
10-01-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,030
Posted By Wreader

I'm in for 100. I did not do well last month...

I'm in for 100. I did not do well last month because I had some surgical procedures done and was not allowed to "exert" myself for most of a week, twice in the month. I think we are done with...
09-27-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Wreader

Pedals and shoes question....

a friend gave me a set of pedals and shoes. They are Speedplay, frog pedals. The shoes are too small, so I need to get shoes that will go with these. How do I find shoes that have the right thingies...
09-26-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,355
Posted By Wreader

I notice that a lot of people did long rides, or...

I notice that a lot of people did long rides, or even over did it for their first rides, but were not injured or discouraged too much to get back at it again. That is one of the things I am liking...
09-26-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Wreader

Thanks guys. Well, duh! I was picturing trying to...

Thanks guys. Well, duh! I was picturing trying to watch my watch and ride at my "normal" rate, when I have a computer on the handlebars already. I just need to set it to "clock" and watch it for 15...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Wreader

thanks guys, this is very encouraging. I know how...

thanks guys, this is very encouraging. I know how to dress for the cold - I have to be outside at least twice a day to take care of animals, and I snow-shoe (or used to) and at one time I ran sled...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Wreader

cool video clip. Thanks. :-)

cool video clip. Thanks. :-)
Forum: Commuting
09-25-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Wreader

I think I need fenders, which I don't have. I...

I think I need fenders, which I don't have. I will have to look into that. I don't have to take much back and forth as I change into scrubs once I get to work. Basically, it would be a phone and a...
09-25-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Wreader

bike computer question

I have a simple bike computer that tells me distance, time, split times, etc. Is there a computer that will tell me RPMs or do you just count them and use a watch? I think I am going too slowly with...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Wreader

Old people commuting in bad weather....

Is there anyone here that is over 50, and lives in the Northern climes who can give me some idea about what a reasonable goal would be for commuting? I have a decent bike. I have put a couple hundred...
09-25-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 257,308
Posted By Wreader

Someone said earlier that they noticed when a...

Someone said earlier that they noticed when a large sized person was on a bike, and it made me think, "better look quick because if they stay on that bike, they won't be that big for long...."
09-24-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By Wreader

I put myself down for 100 miles this month, but I...

I put myself down for 100 miles this month, but I am probably not going to make it. I had a minor surgery on one leg, and it is still sort of black and blue, so I am taking it easy. I did add 10.6...
09-22-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 257,308
Posted By Wreader

You guys are very inspiring. I started off with a...

You guys are very inspiring. I started off with a bang in July, after not riding for 15-20 years and having a hip replaced two years ago. After two years, I was still not able to walk miles like I...
09-19-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,952
Posted By Wreader

Yes. Just like there is no crying in baseball....

Yes. Just like there is no crying in baseball. There is no coasting in spinning.... It is a nasty surprise for everyone; once.
09-18-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,657
Posted By Wreader

I sent a payment with ordering information. I...

I sent a payment with ordering information. I hope it was right.
09-17-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,355
Posted By Wreader

My first ride as an over-50 was to the end of the...

My first ride as an over-50 was to the end of the driveway (maybe 50 feet?), and I was too off-balance, it scared me and put the bike up for a few weeks. Then I tried getting on the bike in the...
09-16-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

I really don't need a lock that will keep the...

I really don't need a lock that will keep the bike safe from multiple well-armed, determined thieves. My bike is not worth that much, and I live in a very safe area. I just need something to lock it...
09-16-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

Well, maybe that was an overstatement,...

Well, maybe that was an overstatement, Cyclomania.... I have seen some pretty radical sig lines on the forums, but now that you mention it, not on this thread, so I apologize.
I really wanted to...
09-16-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

Well, I tried Myo's suggestion. Since the lock is...

Well, I tried Myo's suggestion. Since the lock is sort of upside down and at a bad position to see. I have to sort of squat a little and pull the cable away from the rack in order to see the...
09-16-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

c'mon... all you greenies advocating trashing...

c'mon... all you greenies advocating trashing something without trying to fix it! For shame! :-)
09-16-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

Thank you Myo. That makes sense, now. That is...

Thank you Myo. That makes sense, now. That is exactly what I was looking for. I will give this a try.
ecnewell.. I do not, but if I don't get it open quickly, I will look at it and let you know.
...
09-15-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

Maybe I did not explain this very well. The...

Maybe I did not explain this very well. The locking mechanism has worked well. I have used it for a long time. It locks and unlocks easily. What happened was, I did not push the pin all the way into...
09-15-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 74,070
Posted By Wreader

Help! My bike lock is stuck!!

This is not exactly "bike mechanics", but it is mechanical, and I thought you guys would know what to do. I have a cable lock with a four number combination. It is locked to my bike and my backrack...
09-07-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,952
Posted By Wreader

voided warranty on what? I have a spin...

voided warranty on what?

I have a spin bike. It is a very good quality one. Spin bikes are very durable and heavy. They are made to stand up to several hours a day of health club use, so they are...
09-05-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By Wreader

Please put me down for 100 miles this month. I...

Please put me down for 100 miles this month. I made my first 100 last month. (actually it was a little more than a month), and I think I can do 100 this month. If I can do more, all the better, but I...
09-05-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Wreader

Yes. that is an advertisement for a doctor who...

Yes. that is an advertisement for a doctor who specializes in varicose vein surgery. I think having information about your business on your business website is considered an acceptable practice. The...
09-01-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Wreader

You guys are funny. Thanks for the smiles. I have...

You guys are funny. Thanks for the smiles. I have been riding now for a little over a month. I finished up my first "century" yesterday. Not a traditional century - like done in a few hours; mine...
08-31-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,080
Posted By Wreader

That's great! You sure kicked it on your goal!...

That's great! You sure kicked it on your goal! Considering how hot it was the first of the month, this is very impressive.

I ride a Specialized Crossroads. I have spent the past couple of weeks...
08-31-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,080
Posted By Wreader

I did it. Finished my 100 miles. I have some...

I did it. Finished my 100 miles. I have some serious tailbone pain and chafing. I think I have the seat adjusted (finally) and feel that I am on my sit-bones pretty well, I don't feel pressure on my...
08-30-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wreader

Thanks guys. What are the numbers you write down?...

Thanks guys. What are the numbers you write down? what does "the documentation from the fitting" mean? I moved the seat forward a bit, and will give that a try. I can adjust the seat, but there are...
08-30-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Wreader

Here is some good info on varicose veins...

Here is some good info on varicose veins http://www.familysurgicalveins.com/flv01_semi_large.php
08-28-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wreader

rules of thumb for adjusting a saddle?

I have a problem getting my saddle adjusted. First it was too high, then too low, then tilted too far nose-up. I finally have it where I am sitting on my sit bones, my legs are not over or under...
08-27-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By Wreader

bought a jersey from Scudopro? Like it? Hate it?

http://scudopro.com/
I am looking for an interesting jersey that does not cost an arm and a leg. I found these. There are dozens of very cool, interesting graphics, but I am wondering if the quality...
08-25-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,080
Posted By Wreader

I have 75 miles down. 25 to go, but only 5 days...

I have 75 miles down. 25 to go, but only 5 days to do it in. If the weather stays cool, I might be able to do it. If it is HHH I won't, but as of today, I think it will happen. fingers crossed for...
08-24-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26,281
Views: 2,819,455
Posted By Wreader

6.7 miles on a bike path. >90*F with high...

6.7 miles on a bike path. >90*F with high humidity. Pushed a little harder than I intended. I have a lot of IT band pain. Anybody have some good stretches/strengthening for this? I am rolling on a...
08-24-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,653
Posted By Wreader

How hot is too hot? Whatever it was today. We...

How hot is too hot? Whatever it was today.
We had a big storm last night and got several inches of rain, so the ground is very wet, and it is humid. I knew it was going to be warm today, but it has...
08-24-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By Wreader

I am impressed with you guys and your rides. I...

I am impressed with you guys and your rides. I have no advice for anything except one: Rain Ex. You can put it on your glasses just like you do on a windshield to help them not fog, and to keep the...
08-21-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By Wreader

I think some of the variability in rehab has to...

I think some of the variability in rehab has to do with how much joint destruction there was before surgery, how invasive the surgery was, what your pain tolerance is, and what your baseline level of...
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