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01-19-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Bigmark

I need to get back in the saddle

I've been out of riding for about three years now, ballooned up to over 350. It's time to get back out and ride, but I need some advice.

My shoes don't fit, and I think that is the big reason I...
01-08-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

I think the HRM honed my workouts, and I am sure...

I think the HRM honed my workouts, and I am sure it will make a difference with yours.

Keep pushing it down the road
01-05-07, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,966
Posted By Bigmark

And tomorrow they will be a little easer, and the...

And tomorrow they will be a little easer, and the next day a little easer than the last, and so on, and so on, until you get over them before you realize you started the climb.

I wish I could...
01-03-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,966
Posted By Bigmark

Brian is 100%, I watch my front end dive when I...

Brian is 100%, I watch my front end dive when I am pulling hills. LOTS of wasted energy.
01-03-07, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

I have a Timex Digital HRM. ...

I have a Timex Digital HRM.
http://www.timex.com/gp/product/B00020J1LC/sr=1-6/qid=1167827908/ref=sr_1_6/103-8121601-9599864?ie=UTF8&m=A1S5XB33AHYRMX&n=238503011&timexBrand=core

What I do is set...
01-03-07, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,966
Posted By Bigmark

Don't listen to any of us, go to a LBS and ride...

Don't listen to any of us, go to a LBS and ride everything they have. Take notes, and if you don't want the LBS cost you can always find it used.

I think you are on the right track going with...
01-02-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

I use my workout to keep track of what zone I am...

I use my workout to keep track of what zone I am in. If I am working for zone 2 for 5 minutes, then jump to zone 3 for 3 minutes, and so on.
01-02-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bigmark

Good point

Good point
01-02-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bigmark

I am looking to loose 50 lbs, ride a metric...

I am looking to loose 50 lbs, ride a metric century, put 1000 miles on the bike, and not take a dirt nap in the process.
01-02-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Bigmark

That is OUTSTANDING!!

That is OUTSTANDING!!
01-02-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

One goal at a time. I am shooting for 20...

One goal at a time. I am shooting for 20 continuous minutes on the trainer first.

I got a DVD for Christmas, but I have to get a player to watch it. Oh well.
12-28-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

Thanks guys, I am very excited about this...

Thanks guys, I am very excited about this winter's workouts. We had some down time this week, so I hate to say that I did most of it on the clock. Better than banging my head against the desk.
...
12-28-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

OK, I posted my log book on my web page. ...

OK, I posted my log book on my web page.

http://users.zoominternet.net/~meisenbraun/new_page_1.htm

Let me know what you think.
12-28-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bigmark

Log Book

I got a new heart rate monitor for Christmas, and I am working on a new Excel Spreadsheet. I am going to combine my bicycle logs with my HRM logs, and make a big log book for the year.

I also...
12-19-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Bigmark

New bars

has anyone tried them?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=92&subcategory=1049&brand=&sku=9756&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20ATB%20Handlebars
12-14-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Bigmark

LOL. Yea, and I get “do these tires make my...

LOL.
Yea, and I get “do these tires make my butt look big?” all the time. LOL

Oh I will pay for that one.
12-14-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Bigmark

Ok we can say it was a loose bolt, or a little...

Ok we can say it was a loose bolt, or a little rust, but you have to admit that is WAY COOL! If that was me I would be bragging about that one for years to come.

Very cool, and if I were you I...
12-14-06, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Bigmark

OK, here we go, confession time. I am 350+, I...

OK, here we go, confession time. I am 350+, I had Bontrager 700/35s on my GF for over 1000 miles. I was talking to the LBS guru, and we decided to go with Continental 700/28 100lbs tires. I have...
12-10-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Bigmark

Training Videos?

Ok, I am all setup, and road for 20 minutes, and now I am wondering if there are any videos out there where you follow someone riding? I donít know how to describe what I want except it would be...
12-08-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Bigmark

I think I am starting to understand. I will...

I think I am starting to understand. I will change the cassatte first, and see how that does.
12-08-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Bigmark

That sure makes a lot of scence, but is there a...

That sure makes a lot of scence, but is there a 12-27, or 12-24 in a 7speed? I only looked at Nashbar, and the best they had was the 13-24. Plus what is involved in doing something like this?
...
12-08-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Bigmark

Lets talk gears!

I have a GF Tiburon, with a stock gear set Crank 48/38/28, and a cassette with the 13-34 7 speed. Now that I have road my sonís road bike I was thinking that this may not be the best gear...
12-08-06, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Bigmark

That is what I was talking about.

That is what I was talking about.
12-07-06, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Bigmark

Yep I know the feeling, Western PA is not that...

Yep I know the feeling, Western PA is not that far from Eastern Ohio. LOL
12-06-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Bigmark

I have the front riser, and I am hoping Santa...

I have the front riser, and I am hoping Santa brings me an Iron Man HRM. But the way I felt after just 10 minutes, I know my heart rate was up.
12-06-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Bigmark

Training on a trainer.

OK, my basement is almost mine again. I removed a bunch of old furniture (actually got a 10yard dumpster to clean house), now I am going to arrange what is left so I can have a TV room and still...
12-05-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Bigmark

OK, I went to the LBS, and we decided that the...

OK, I went to the LBS, and we decided that the Astrale8 was the best choice for me. I am going to put it on tonight. along with some work with the trunk bag. Then I am going to ride for at least...
12-04-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Bigmark

Help with Cyclometer

OK, I have gone through 3 cyclometers in as many years. The one I have now I like. It has 4lines, and gives me everything at a glance. Now I have my trainer, I need to get one that runs on the...
12-03-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Bigmark

I got it from Performance Bike. It seems quiet,...

I got it from Performance Bike. It seems quiet, but I have Continental slicks. I also got a trunk bag, and rack, and a 50oz Camelback.

Today I am going to look for a speedometer that I can...
12-02-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Bigmark

Got My Trainer Yesterday!

Well it came! Yesterday I got my new Minoura 850R. I was so excited I set it up in my living room. I put about 10 minutes on it just to try it out. I am going to temporarily set it up in my...
12-01-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Bigmark

That is just one motivator, my main goal is to...

That is just one motivator, my main goal is to not take a dirt nap.
12-01-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Bigmark

What I am tired of is being the standard. I know...

What I am tired of is being the standard. I know last year I wrote this, but for everyone that does not know me. I am getting tired of people telling me “He is bigger than you”, or “He is smaller...
11-30-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Bigmark

Thanks. I kind of fell off last year after our...

Thanks. I kind of fell off last year after our union decided to go on strike. It has taken me a while to get myself twisted on tight again, but I am OK now.

I lost a lot of ground over the...
11-30-06, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Bigmark

You have to have goals

OK, yesterday I got on the scale, and was not surprised. I was at a whopping 375lbs. Now that is with shoes, and clothing on, but never the less, it read 375.

So here are some goals that I...
11-28-06, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bigmark

:beer:

:beer:
11-28-06, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Bigmark

Trainer for a 330lb clydesdale?

OK, I am what I would call an oversized out of shape Clydesdale, and I am looking for a trainer that will be able to hold my 330lb behind. I would like to keep it under $200.00 if all possible. I...
03-07-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Bigmark

What would you do?

A few years ago my son, friend and I watched this kid through a bicycle in the weeds near a baseball stadium. We laughed about his hiding place, but afterwards I started thinking about it, and let...
03-02-06, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Bigmark

bike shorts for BIG Mark

Where can I find a pair of baggy bike shorts size 50???
02-28-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Bigmark

Yesterday he brought his bike out to the living...

Yesterday he brought his bike out to the living room, and went all over it. After a couple of hours I had to ask him if he could put it back into his room. He asked me if I could make a pulley...
02-27-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Bigmark

One of the best days of my life.

One of the best days of my life.
02-27-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Bigmark

Got my son a new Trek

For quite a while my son and I would wander into the LBS here, and he would always drool over the Trek 1500. He was ridding a 1986 Schwinn 10 speed road bike that has seen a lot of pavement pass...
02-13-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Bigmark

trek 1500 for 16th

I am thinking of getting a Trek 1500 for my sonís 16th birthday. Anyone have one, and what do you think.
01-03-06, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Bigmark

My son has a Mity 8, I was just looking at...

My son has a Mity 8, I was just looking at something with all the information on the screen all the time. I hate fumbling with buttons.

Thanks
01-03-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Bigmark

I want to ride 1000 miles Ride a metric...

I want to ride 1000 miles
Ride a metric century
Spend more time with my family
Loose more weight than I gain
Inhale at least one more times than I exhale.


That is about it.
01-03-06, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Bigmark

Yea, but that does not bother me, I like having...

Yea, but that does not bother me, I like having everything up front, as my Trek only shows 2 lines, and I hate pushing buttons while riding. I am mostly worried about how easy it is to program, and...
01-03-06, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Bigmark

Bicycle Computers?

I have been looking for an easy to set up, and read cyclometer that wonít break the bank. I was wondering if anyone has used a Planet Bike Protege 9.0 Computer. I like how it has a four line...
12-16-05, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Bigmark

Outstanding. I defiantly am not afraid of the...

Outstanding. I defiantly am not afraid of the higher pressure. Forever ago my Ross had 120 lbs tires on it, and I never had a problem with them.

Thanks
12-16-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Bigmark

Time for tires

Well I was looking at my bicycle, and decided I am going to put some new rubber on it. I talked in passing to a guy in the LBS about narrowing the tire. He told me I can go from a 35mm down to a...
12-16-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bigmark

You are in the same boat that I was in last year....

You are in the same boat that I was in last year. Here is what I did and what I would do again.

1st I purchased a Gary Fisher Tiburon. It has suspension forks and seat post
2nd I found a...
12-16-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Bigmark

I have never had a problem with USPS. It is to...

I have never had a problem with USPS. It is to the point that if I canít get it USPS I get it from somewhere else.
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