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05-21-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,161
Posted By metalheart44

Amazon has both food grade and reagent grant...

Amazon has both food grade and reagent grant sodium nitrate, so I wondered why you chose reagent grade, then I read this: Reagent grade is generally equal to ACS grade (≥95%) and is acceptable for...
05-21-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,161
Posted By metalheart44

Any recommendations for a sodium nitrate...

Any recommendations for a sodium nitrate supplement?
04-20-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By metalheart44

6770 Shifters with 8050 FD/RD Compatibility?

I have ben using Shimano 6770 Di2 Shifters with 8050 derailleurs since the 8050 group was introduced. I took my bike into the shop for some work today and I explained the drive train configuration....
10-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By metalheart44

This is a memorable tour, then Cooking and...

This is a memorable tour, then Cooking and Cycling one specifically. Wife and I did this. She is a casual rider and was focused on the cooking classes. Andy and Elaine are superb hosts and the...
06-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By metalheart44

I realize this is a Wahoo problem. Talked to them...

I realize this is a Wahoo problem. Talked to them over a year ago about the notification tones/volume and they basically said "it is what it is."
06-04-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By metalheart44

I use the Varia with a Wahoo Bolt and I never...

I use the Varia with a Wahoo Bolt and I never hear the beep. I do rely on the lights but it would be more useful if the tone and or volume could be adjusted
05-02-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By metalheart44

I've been taking carvedilol (Coreg) since my...

I've been taking carvedilol (Coreg) since my first heart attack in 2005. I began cycling seriously again in 2010 after my second heart attack. At first it was not clear to me why I was more tired...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-07-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,086
Posted By metalheart44

The lack of snow seems to offer lots of...

The lack of snow seems to offer lots of opportunities right now for the Fat Bike and gravel riders. I live in Woodboro Township, near Perch Lake. If those names mean something, then we are neighbors!
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,086
Posted By metalheart44

I'm an aging road biker that has recently moved...

I'm an aging road biker that has recently moved from Northern California to Northern Wisconsin. In California I could ride year round on the roads and I never had any interest in mountain biking. In...
10-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,441
Posted By metalheart44

Replacement Wahoo Kickr Power Supply?

In a recent move the power block for my Wahoo Kickr was lost. Wahoo will sell me a replacement for about $50. Is there a less expensive replacement?
08-19-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,037
Posted By metalheart44

I had the appointment today with a sports doc and...

I had the appointment today with a sports doc and she is also a cyclist. She quickly confirmed my suspicion that the subcutaneous lump I have on the right side of the perineum is a PNI. She also...
08-08-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,037
Posted By metalheart44

I have an appointment with a Sports medicine /...

I have an appointment with a Sports medicine / Family doc in a week or so to check what I believe is a PNI. I have had some discomfort/pain during and after rides for multiple months, most an aching...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-20-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By metalheart44

New resident, juist signed

New resident, juist signed
07-16-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,712
Posted By metalheart44

I use Speedplay Light Action pedals, easy in and...

I use Speedplay Light Action pedals, easy in and out, plenty of float if you need that. Used these before surgery and see no reason to change yet.
06-30-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,117
Posted By metalheart44

looks as if the in reach is worth a try, thanks1

looks as if the in reach is worth a try, thanks1
06-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,117
Posted By metalheart44

I'm looking for some updated information about...

I'm looking for some updated information about this topic. I have moved to a rural area where cell coverage is poor: more than 50-70 percent of my rides are with no or 1 bar cell service. Also, the...
12-27-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,870
Posted By metalheart44

I am used to riding year round, but I'm...

I am used to riding year round, but I'm contemplating a move from northern California to Wisconsin;s northwoods. On a house scouting trip last October I did some great rides in comfortable...
12-05-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,710
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks, those are very helpful suggestions, I...

Thanks, those are very helpful suggestions, I plan to add those to my spreadsheet.
12-05-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,710
Posted By metalheart44

Maybe it is just aging, I'm not sure. At today's...

Maybe it is just aging, I'm not sure. At today's nuclear stress exam I did fine. The tech taking the images and I had a good conversation so I asked him about my ejection fraction numbers and gave...
12-04-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,710
Posted By metalheart44

Concerns I have about my heart are noted in a...

Concerns I have about my heart are noted in a post above, the short version is decreased performance this past year, some chest pains, tiredness, and a mismatch between perceived effort and heart...
11-21-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,710
Posted By metalheart44

After my second heart attack, a positive stress...

After my second heart attack, a positive stress test does not give me any comfort. My doc is describing the next one as a necessary step for whatever might come next, most likely an angiogram. I am...
11-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,710
Posted By metalheart44

Do I worry about my heart? Sometimes I have...

Do I worry about my heart? Sometimes I have concerns, like recently. Here is the history.

My first heart attack was in 2005 and the way I remember it the doc said I lost about 15% of heart...
11-10-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,404
Posted By metalheart44

Your young age explains the difference in hearing...

Your young age explains the difference in hearing :) :). I also have chronic tinnitus, since about the age of 35, but the issue for me is hearing high pitched beeps. I don't hear the beeps on the...
11-06-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,404
Posted By metalheart44

I have had the Varia about a month and I have...

I have had the Varia about a month and I have maybe 15-16 rides with it. I use it with a Wahoo Bolt. I ride with a friend once a week who has a 520 and I also pair it to that when we ride. I use...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-18-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,639
Posted By metalheart44

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My Wisconsin trip was fun, but the planned riding was modified because of changes...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-28-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,639
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks kg1, very helpful response. I am used to...

Thanks kg1, very helpful response. I am used to hills living in the Sierra foothills so a ride without some climbing seems unusual for me. I am looking forward to my trip that starts next week. We...
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,410
Posted By metalheart44

My Bijeflights pickup was scheduled for...

My Bijeflights pickup was scheduled for yesterday. It was about 1/2 hour post the usual time our UPS driver comes by our place so I decided to check with UPS to see if there was a problem. I gave...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,410
Posted By metalheart44

Umm.. maybe I should have read this before I...

Umm.. maybe I should have read this before I decided to use Bikeflights to ship a bike to Minneapolis. I thought the economics worked out better than either renting or trying to fly with my bike....
08-21-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By metalheart44

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I'm just about packed and ready to ship via BikeFlights to Minneapolis where we...
08-16-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By metalheart44

If the spacers were not built in is there any...

If the spacers were not built in is there any reason not to use the skewers as spacers?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By metalheart44

Resurrecting this thread, are there any updated...

Resurrecting this thread, are there any updated options for a travel pump, not something to carry on the bike, but something to inflate tires while doing multi day touring away from home? Ease of...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-03-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,639
Posted By metalheart44

We currently live in northern California, but my...

We currently live in northern California, but my wife os Wisconsin born and her brother lives near Wausau and her sister up north near Hawshaw. We are taking a trip in early September to visit and...
07-16-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered the Park CT...

Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered the Park CT 3.3 should be more than good enough for my needs.
07-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By metalheart44

Good Enough Him Chain Breaker/Tool

I prefer to take my bike to a shop for most maintenance issues, but for the 2-4 times a year I change chains on my bike, I have decided to change chains myself. I only uses Shimano 11 speed chains...
07-14-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By metalheart44

My guess is that your heart rate and performance...

My guess is that your heart rate and performance issues are from the Propranolo, a beta blocker, a class of drugs that restricts heart rate and can give you a feeling of being tired. I take...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,711,495
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks! That is helpful.

Thanks! That is helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,711,495
Posted By metalheart44

SO, how would you describe the fit of the Eliel...

SO, how would you describe the fit of the Eliel jerseys? I visited the web site and by their charts I am an XL, which I am in most all jerseys (185, 44 chest, 35-36 waist). I am not fond of the...
05-02-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,053
Posted By metalheart44

A couple more that when things get tough on a...

A couple more that when things get tough on a climb, I listen to these as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8i5NLyXZdc&frags=pl%2Cwn

this one too:
...
04-29-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,053
Posted By metalheart44

I have a few but the most used is the Stones,...

I have a few but the most used is the Stones, "Don't Stop."
04-29-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 45,628
Posted By metalheart44

Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew...

Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew of cardiac stents that I believe are some type of titanium alloy. Searching for a screen name I decided on metal heart, but that was taken here so I...
04-25-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By metalheart44

That will work, I attached mine using double...

That will work, I attached mine using double sided tape and that has held without problems.
04-23-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By metalheart44

This is what I did too, works like a charm.

This is what I did too, works like a charm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,711,495
Posted By metalheart44

NICE! Does the base swivel? I might have to get...

NICE! Does the base swivel? I might have to get one of those to replace the barely funcitonal vise I have now....
04-09-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,220
Posted By metalheart44

The one we saw did not exactly like the image,...

The one we saw did not exactly like the image, but it did not have pedals. Since it is a class 2 it is legal on the MUP, but as others have noted, the mass of that type of vehicle is something that...
04-08-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,220
Posted By metalheart44

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Our local MUP has a 15 MPH limit for everyone. There are plenty of cyclists who...
04-03-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By metalheart44

The bottom line Re viagra and similar substances:...

The bottom line Re viagra and similar substances: "There was no effect of sildenafil on mean power output during the time-trial. During high intensity cycle exercise in acute, moderate hypoxia...
04-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By metalheart44

Clarification, the fellow elaborated a bit and...

Clarification, the fellow elaborated a bit and said that he found that using nitroglycerin helped him on climbs and hard club rides and it was not something he was taking for actual angina.... I...
04-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By metalheart44

Nitrostat and 50+ Cycling Performance

I pulled up alongside this fellow at a stop light just before an 8% or so hill and we chatted while waiting for the light to change. In the course of our talk he pulls out a pill FOB containing a...
04-01-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,135
Posted By metalheart44

Since I first posted the nodules have not...

Since I first posted the nodules have not increased in size and I have had no symptoms or contracture. I did wear gloves for a short period of time, but as in my previous experiences with gloves, I...
03-29-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,269
Posted By metalheart44

I had the same thing happen, exact same break,...

I had the same thing happen, exact same break, but it took several years after installation for the break to happen and I just use stock chain-rings.
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