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08-18-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By ol geezer

Late follow-up ... Rode again last night...

Late follow-up ...

Rode again last night with someone (my LBS manager) who has previously observed this issue. We both realized that when I'm in the drops, my shoulders are level. I just naturally...
08-16-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By ol geezer

corrado33 ... love the suggestion! I would never...

corrado33 ... love the suggestion! I would never have thought of it and I just happen to have some athletic tape lying around ... somewhere ... from my past days as a runner.

ThermionicScott ......
08-16-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By ol geezer

Weird riding posture

I've been told a few times - by fellow cyclists riding behind me - that I frequently ride with my right shoulder dropped a couple of inches lower than my left shoulder.

I had surgery on my right...
08-16-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By ol geezer

This link takes you to the SRAM website and shows...

This link takes you to the SRAM website and shows you all the compatible components for road bikes:
...
08-15-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By ol geezer

I assume the clicking sound is rhythmic, it...

I assume the clicking sound is rhythmic, it occurs at exactly the same point with every rotation of the crank?

The first time that happened to me, it turned out to be the cleats on my SPD-SL...
08-14-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 22,112
Posted By ol geezer

northernlights and rydabent ... Your points...

northernlights and rydabent ...

Your points are well taken! I was just trying to tweak northernlights for making such a broad statement that he didn't think CF was meant to be a load-bearing...
08-14-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 22,112
Posted By ol geezer

[QUOTE=northernlights;18983932] ... I don't think...

[QUOTE=northernlights;18983932] ... I don't think CF is meant to be a load-bearing material, ...

Boeing and Airbus use CF in the wings (and more) of their passenger planes. I'd call that...
03-29-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,799
Posted By ol geezer

I have a 1-2 year old Cygolite Hotshot SL that I...

I have a 1-2 year old Cygolite Hotshot SL that I like a lot. I've always thought it was pretty bright but not so much that it annoyed riders behind me. On a group ride yesterday, I noticed that three...
03-04-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,550
Posted By ol geezer

Cracking sound is heard in straight line and...

Cracking sound is heard in straight line and while turning ... essentially anytime the bike is moving over less-than-perfect pavement. Also loud when standing (as when going up a hill) and headset is...
03-03-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,550
Posted By ol geezer

Pinarello with headset cracking sound

I bought a 2013 Pinarello ROKH almost two years ago. I love the bike but after maybe one year/4,000 miles I started hearing a cracking or snapping sound coming from the headset. If I was on a...
02-17-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By ol geezer

I assumed - without actually knowing - that the...

I assumed - without actually knowing - that the hoods were there for weather/dirt protection as well as for comfort. That's why I figured I shouldn't ride without them very often.

But the question...
02-17-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By ol geezer

Riding naked ... no hoods, that is!

I decided to replace my cables and bar tape the other day and as I was peeling one of the hoods back it ripped. No big deal, really, and I have a replacement set on order but they won't arrive until...
02-17-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By ol geezer

Cotton takes forever to dry and I don't think I'd...

Cotton takes forever to dry and I don't think I'd want a cotton jersey sticking to me during a ride. Wool would be nice except for the price tag!
02-17-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By ol geezer

Dave Cutter - good point about the fragrance...

Dave Cutter - good point about the fragrance simply covering up the smell rather than actually eliminating it. I also tried, several years ago, a "new and improved" brand-name detergent (again - I...
02-17-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By ol geezer

Stinky gear

Maybe it's just my nose but I don't think my kit smells bad after a hard, sweaty day on the bike. My wife thinks otherwise and she normally does the laundry but won't do my cycling stuff so I usually...
03-10-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By ol geezer

I'm 63. I only have this insomnia after a long,...

I'm 63. I only have this insomnia after a long, hard bike ride but I usually get my hardest rides done in the morning or early afternoon and I still have this occasional insomnia. To be clear, I...
03-10-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By ol geezer

I suppose that could be a possibility but, having...

I suppose that could be a possibility but, having nearly done myself in on a few endurance events by not hydrating properly, I've learned my lesson and am pretty diligent about staying well-hydrated....
03-10-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By ol geezer

I did neglect to mention that on a few occasions...

I did neglect to mention that on a few occasions when I felt I HAD to take Tylenol PM, I woke up a few times in the middle of the night and had a groggy, drugged sensation.

As for the recent time...
03-10-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By ol geezer

Difficulty sleeping after a hard ride

Sadly, for a number of reasons I haven't been able to ride very often this winter. Over the past four months I've gotten out maybe 20 times. :( Now that we have an extra hour of daylight in the...
02-24-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
Posted By ol geezer

Amen to that! Wow! Thanks for all the...

Amen to that!

Wow! Thanks for all the positive responses and encouragement - EXACTLY what I was secretly hoping for! Lots of good info and advice and I will look at those training videos. It's...
02-23-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
Posted By ol geezer

Mountain biking at my age?

I'm 63. Yes, I'm a bona fide geezer.

I road bike a lot and love it but have been intrigued by mountain biking. I don't think you'll ever find me bounding up and down steep, narrow mountain trails...
02-23-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By ol geezer

Late to the thread ... A few years ago I had...

Late to the thread ...

A few years ago I had a Trek 7.5 (I think) FX and hated the stock pads. I almost immediately switched over to Kool Stop Tectonics. LOVED THEM and have put Kool Stops on the...
01-15-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,273
Posted By ol geezer

What do you take to work for lunch? I want something easy ...

We actually have a pretty good cafeteria at work. The food is generally pretty tasty. They have healthy options. To me, anyway, the food seems expensive. Today I had a cup of soup and the following...
01-05-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,830
Posted By ol geezer

Totally agree. I'm 63 so my "theoretical" MHR...

Totally agree. I'm 63 so my "theoretical" MHR should be 157. I regularly hit the high 170s and low 180s. I'm not sure it's even valid as a ballpark guesstimate. Everyone is different - there is no...
01-01-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,131
Posted By ol geezer

I'm really glad this episode turned out well for...

I'm really glad this episode turned out well for you. Here in Northern Virginia, it just doesn't get that cold so I have no experience riding in (what we would call) extreme conditions.

As a...
12-31-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By ol geezer

Can you cycle away a cold?

My wife gets slammed every winter with a bad cold - like she has right now. It takes maybe a week or longer for her to get over it. Invariably, I catch it from her but I get over it in a couple of...
12-31-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By ol geezer

I have a Gore Wear jacket ( GORE BIKE WEAR...

I have a Gore Wear jacket ( GORE BIKE WEAR Phantom WINDSTOPPER Soft-Shell Convertible Bike Jacket - Men's...
12-31-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By ol geezer

I turned 63 a couple months ago. I, too, seem to...

I turned 63 a couple months ago. I, too, seem to be losing my tolerance to the cold. I look outside and see the clear blue skies ... and the thermometer. And then I tell myself that if I don't go out...
12-31-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,879
Posted By ol geezer

It didn't take me long to figure out exactly what...

It didn't take me long to figure out exactly what auldgeunquers is saying. I started keeping a log of reach winter ride with what I wore, the weather conditions (temp when leaving, temp when...
11-01-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,220
Posted By ol geezer

Not sure this is applicable to your situation but...

Not sure this is applicable to your situation but my LBS also rents mountain and road bikes. At the end of each season (think: now) they sell off their used MTBs and they'll buy new ones next spring...
08-18-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By ol geezer

Everyone's different. I eat a piece of toast with...

Everyone's different. I eat a piece of toast with a little all-fruit preserves on it shortly before riding (peanut butter is tougher to digest). I'll drink a big glass of water right before I start....
08-18-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By ol geezer

I ride some local county roads after work a...

I ride some local county roads after work a couple of days a week and, as you say, the regular old routes can start getting a little old. One "trick" I've used is to do them in reverse (these are all...
08-07-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By ol geezer

I've bought the kid-size chocolate milk cartons...

I've bought the kid-size chocolate milk cartons that have nearly the same amount of carbs and protein as Recoverite. I've also made my own chocolate milk at home from a squeeze bottle of Hershey's...
08-07-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By ol geezer

Recovery drink

I use some Hammer Nutrition products and was wondering if their Recoverite drink mix is as good as, worse than, or better than drinking plain old chocolate milk.

I live in a semi-rural county ......
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,680
Posted By ol geezer

I just bought a 2013 ROKH about six weeks ago....

I just bought a 2013 ROKH about six weeks ago. It's a $3600 bike that the LBS let me have for $2650 so they could get it out of the store! I took it on a 35+ mile test ride before buying it and my...
07-24-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By ol geezer

I only ride 3-4 days a week as it is. On the days...

I only ride 3-4 days a week as it is. On the days I ride in the morning (once or twice a week) I seem to sleep okay. It seems to be those late afternoon/early evening rides that are causing the...
07-24-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By ol geezer

Nope. No alcohol before bed. In fact, rarely any...

Nope. No alcohol before bed. In fact, rarely any alcohol mid-week anyway.
07-24-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By ol geezer

Trouble sleeping sometimes

On the weekends, I can do a long, hard ride in the morning, take a nap mid-afternoon, and sleep well that night. My weekend rides are typically in the 35-45 mile range.

I work from home three days...
06-29-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,252
Posted By ol geezer

I'm 62 and I'M NOT OLD! :) No photo yet but...

I'm 62 and I'M NOT OLD! :)

No photo yet but just bought a Pinarello ROKH in black/red.

ROKH ? CICLI PINARELLO S.p.A. (http://www.pinarello.com/en/bike-2015/road/rokh)
06-29-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,839
Posted By ol geezer

I have this and love it. No more sweat running...

I have this and love it. No more sweat running into my eyes and stinging:

Halo II Headband: Athletic Sweatbands for Men & Women (http://store.haloheadband.com/elastic-sport-headband-p/hp.htm)

A...
06-29-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By ol geezer

I like my sunglass-mounted mirror (CycleAware...

I like my sunglass-mounted mirror (CycleAware Heads Up). Once you get it "aimed" so that you can look over your shoulder with it, it only takes a quick heads-up to glance at what's behind you. Never...
12-30-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,797
Posted By ol geezer

This is exactly how I am getting my n+1 bike!...

This is exactly how I am getting my n+1 bike! Sort of ...

My wife has been wanting a new kitchen and appliances for years so in early 2014 we're going to take the plunge. I was planning on using...
12-27-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By ol geezer

+1 I was off my bike for 2 weeks mostly due...

+1

I was off my bike for 2 weeks mostly due to work and weather. When I finally had the opportunity to take a long ride, I didn't have any real difficulty finishing the ride but I was slower than...
11-20-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By ol geezer

For gloves, I've used REI's Novara brand...

For gloves, I've used REI's Novara brand windproof gloves with a fleecy lining. They do me well down to ambient temperatures in the low 40s or upper 30s. If it's colder than that, I have some nicely...
11-12-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,638
Posted By ol geezer

:) Yeah ... problem is, where I live...

:)

Yeah ... problem is, where I live (Virginia Piedmont) when it starts getting above 80 degrees it's almost always accompanied by high humidity. You know the saying: "it's not the heat, it's the...
11-09-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,638
Posted By ol geezer

Love it! I live in the Virginia Piedmont and ride...

Love it! I live in the Virginia Piedmont and ride year-around, as long as there's no snow or ice on the roads!

My ride yesterday started at 41 degrees and it was only 49 when I got back. Not THAT...
10-07-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By ol geezer

Garmin Connect doesn't work with this unit but...

Garmin Connect doesn't work with this unit but Garmin Base Camp does. I've uploaded the track to Base Camp and can't find any reference to different times - only the detailed info for each track...
10-07-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By ol geezer

Garmin Trip Computer vs. uploaded track

I backpack, hike, kayak, canoe, and cross-country ski. Oh ... and I cycle. My budget can't afford separate GPS units for cycling and all those other things so I bought a Garmin Oregon 450t handheld...
09-29-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,340
Posted By ol geezer

I've had some of the same issues and have read a...

I've had some of the same issues and have read a lot on these forums about nutrition and hydration before and during a ride. What I think I've learned is that what works for some won't work for...
09-25-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,201
Posted By ol geezer

And more life in his days!

And more life in his days!
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