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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By shyonelung

Riding near Chico, CA

Hi Guys. I know long time. What can I say? been riding and working and riding ... you get the idea. Anyway I live in Sonoma Wine Country and am meeting a friend in Chico - we are about 3 hours away...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By shyonelung

Me too. I usually stand a little on rollers or at...

Me too. I usually stand a little on rollers or at the top of hills. Seems smart to rise up out of the saddle every so often for the variation of body position. But also it's probably good to do what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By shyonelung

Cycling in Montana?

I just found out I have to go to Helena for work for 2 weeks (leaving June 20) and know nothing about the cycling there. I'd be grateful if someone here could give me the 411 about good routes, local...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By shyonelung

I've done all those but Geyers. Maybe this year....

I've done all those but Geyers. Maybe this year. I have ridden up to the Lake Sonoma overlook though. 1700 feet in 2.9 miles. Whew.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By shyonelung

Portland people

Rapha is having a sale on discontinued and past collections this weekend into next week in Portland (1915 NW Kearney Street Sun-Tues noon-7). Minimum 50% discount. I'm crazy for Rapha and wish I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,371
Posted By shyonelung

Sorry about your pug. Lost my first and best pug...

Sorry about your pug. Lost my first and best pug in 2011. Have two currently. One, sadly, is with the ex husband. Not to hijack this thread but my pug cracks me up when I'm getting ready to go for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,371
Posted By shyonelung

I just want to know if you own a pug.

I just want to know if you own a pug.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Thanks. I was completely wiped out today. Not...

Thanks. I was completely wiped out today. Not necessarily sore, although my knees were a little painful when I got up but only the very first few minutes when I first got out of bed. Haven't felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Awesome. This makes me happy.

Awesome. This makes me happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-15, 01:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Riders who saw him said he was going way too fast...

Riders who saw him said he was going way too fast for the descent. I don't know if this is true, only what witnesses told the accident investigators. If so, it's a cautionary tale to take it easy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-15, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

wow great ride. You probably hammered by me on...

wow great ride. You probably hammered by me on the way to the finish. It's a tough, tough ride. I did do the Medio. I have actually ridden as far as Camp Meeker on Bohemian Hwy before but I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Well, I finished. Though I walked up the two...

Well, I finished. Though I walked up the two steepest parts. But, I easily climbed the first big hill. In fact I got up with so much ease, I may have gotten overconfident. :-( The weather was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-15, 05:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Good luck to you!

Good luck to you!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Tomorrow's the day. I'll check in at the end. ...

Tomorrow's the day. I'll check in at the end. The only thing that really worries me at this point is that the last few months I haven't felt like myself. that my riding and my workouts have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By shyonelung

Cold-like symptoms after a long ride?

I did 65 miles today on a local charity ride. Didn't feel great out there - sluggish, slower-than-normal and even rollers I've done dozens of times seemed hard. Then, after getting home, I felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

My my buddy is a girl. :-) She's been a big...

My my buddy is a girl. :-) She's been a big influence in getting me over the big stuff as she was where I am now a few years ago. I'm in NorCal except for about every 6 weeks or so and the bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,090
Posted By shyonelung

Actually this is the road behind, after the...

Actually this is the road behind, after the steepest climb I've ever done. I walked up part of it. :-( Took this just before descending, which was crazy fast. I thought I was gonna burn out my rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

A lot of good advice and guidance here. Thank...

A lot of good advice and guidance here. Thank you. I've been challenging myself on a few more and bigger climbs since I posted this and finding a mixed bag so far. I watch other people go up hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

Thanks for sharing this story. You're braver than...

Thanks for sharing this story. You're braver than me. I'm just going to try the 100K for now. I'm not sure this post will inspire me or make me run but I loved reading it. Thank you. :-D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By shyonelung

So, there's this big hill

My friends got me to sign up for Levi's GranFondo (https://www.levisgranfondo.com/) in Sonoma County here, it's our big local ride. We're doing the metric century part, which includes this climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,163
Posted By shyonelung

I used to be on the Internets long before most of...

I used to be on the Internets long before most of the noobs here were even a twinkle in the eye of virtual reality. If you're incapable of discerning how to write your posts, you are dead to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-15, 12:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By shyonelung

Tragic and terrible. A woman here lost a good...

Tragic and terrible. A woman here lost a good friend in a cycling accident in Arizona (I think) recently (drunk driver hit a university professor). It does make you take inventory for sure. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

Rapha (my favorite place as some of you know) is...

Rapha (my favorite place as some of you know) is having a sale and I bought a merino pro team jersey in sky colors for $70 - it's white, with blue and black stripes and is comfy and very lightweight ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,552
Posted By shyonelung

I had a lot of back and knee pain in my 40s and...

I had a lot of back and knee pain in my 40s and then took up an intense cross training regimen (not cross fit FYI). That and losing 70 pounds or so has been the best thing I've ever done for my body....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,552
Posted By shyonelung

Boxing and cross training which means a whole lot...

Boxing and cross training which means a whole lot of sit-ups, push-ups, TRX workouts, squats, lunges, free weights, swimming, balance stuff and a tiny bit of running.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

Question for you then: do you use the included...

Question for you then: do you use the included arch supports? How did you decide which was the best fit? I think the out-of-the-box fit is excellent except for slightly too much pressure on the ball...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

Thanks. No hurries at the moment (as in I'm not...

Thanks. No hurries at the moment (as in I'm not really looking to couple up right now) and just for the record, I'm mostly living in Northern California. A tiny town in Sonoma County with plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,942
Posted By shyonelung

Thanks. I'm the last person to criticize...

Thanks. I'm the last person to criticize anybody's outfits. There's lots of stuff I don't like or won't wear. But I can't begrudge anyone else from wearing it. My motto is: ride like nobody's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

Ha. It does speak highly of finding like-minded...

Ha. It does speak highly of finding like-minded people. I never understood his derision actually. He spent a lot of money on his hobbies. I figured it was fair game. (And just for the record, we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

They are having a sale on their website right now...

They are having a sale on their website right now but I have discovered if you can find a store that carries Rapha, chances are you'll get a better deal there. Sadly, the shoes are not on sale online...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 01:48 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,942
Posted By shyonelung

Billboard. Proud of it. I like the look and I...

Billboard. Proud of it. I like the look and I love the fit and I don't care about anything except that I'm visible to drivers. Not for nothing but even when you wear stuff without ad logos, most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

I was in LA this weekend and stopped into a store...

I was in LA this weekend and stopped into a store there that sells Rapha. They had the same climbers shoes I bought two weeks ago for $300 ($100 off retail) for 40 percent off. The ones I bought were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 01:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,923
Posted By shyonelung

If I owned a fancy washing machine, I wouldn't be...

If I owned a fancy washing machine, I wouldn't be able to afford Rapha. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,923
Posted By shyonelung

Yeah diet is the key to weight loss for sure. I...

Yeah diet is the key to weight loss for sure. I was warned about hernia issues too but so far, no problems. My doc said I have a small inguinal hernia near my stomach scar, but it hasn't caused any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 04:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,923
Posted By shyonelung

Hey there BoSoxYacht, how you feeling these days?

Hey there BoSoxYacht, how you feeling these days?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 04:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,923
Posted By shyonelung

I pretty much only wear Rapha. I like the fit,...

I pretty much only wear Rapha. I like the fit, style and quality. It's pricey yes, but I wait for sales and only buy a couple of pieces a year. I have two pairs of bibs and about 6 jerseys and a ton...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 04:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,923
Posted By shyonelung

This presupposes that you actually have a...

This presupposes that you actually have a dishwasher. My apartment, alas, is not so equipped.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 01:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,923
Posted By shyonelung

Favorite water bottle and why

I've been using polar bottles mostly. I like the size, that it keeps my water/sport drink cold and that the company will replace the lids if you've any trouble with them. But, I find they're not that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By shyonelung

Thanks Frank. The diet that worked for me is...

Thanks Frank. The diet that worked for me is called the Ultra Simple Diet. It's real food but there's a draconian aspect of it that some people find hard -- that is eliminating dairy, gluten, sugar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By shyonelung

My answer is longer but basically, this is the...

My answer is longer but basically, this is the gospel. Diet rules weight loss. It just does.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By shyonelung

I finished in the middle of the pack and in the...

I finished in the middle of the pack and in the top 20 percent of my age group (I'm 51).

I actually started by changing the way I eat. I went back to basics -- an elimination diet and just added...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By shyonelung

Five years ago, I was 200 pounds....

And Saturday I looked pretty fly in my Rapha gear at my first bike race. I mean, to me anyway. :lol::eek:
Trying to finish my ride strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By shyonelung

I'm sorry. I have a good friend who is going...

I'm sorry. I have a good friend who is going through chemo now. Stomach cancer 12 years after she fought off breast cancer. She's only 53. :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By shyonelung

Congrats. Cancer sucks.

Congrats. Cancer sucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,080
Posted By shyonelung

I lost my right lung to cancer in 1990. It's an...

I lost my right lung to cancer in 1990. It's an old, old joke one of my friends came up with after I got out of my first of four surgeries. It's also not exactly politically correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By shyonelung

First race today

I rode my first road race today. It was a relay triathlon -- 1.2-mile swim, 56 miles on the bike and 13-mile run. I was the cyclist. My goal was to do the ride, which included about 2250 in climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

Super nice. I rode with the new Rapha shoes...

Super nice. I rode with the new Rapha shoes today. Unbelievable how good they feel. I had a lot of trouble getting my cleats in the right place on my old shoes. These feel so much better already. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20,048
Views: 4,403,514
Posted By shyonelung

Had a credit and a discount, so pulled the...

Had a credit and a discount, so pulled the trigger and bought these Rapha Giro shoes. Been riding with Sidis for years, but liked the weightlessness and fit of these when I tried them on in one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,498
Posted By shyonelung

Yes but I bailed after 20. It was windy as hell...

Yes but I bailed after 20. It was windy as hell -- that kind of a cross wind that blows you sideways -- and my legs felt like jello. I've decided on a career change that requires me to be physically...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,498
Posted By shyonelung

Going out with a group tomorrow (Saturday). ...

Going out with a group tomorrow (Saturday). Relatively flat ride after two weekends of big climbs though we're shooting for 40. We ride a lot together, almost every weekend but often at our own...
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