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12-27-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,749
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: 205
Views: 20,990
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: 205
Views: 20,990
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: 205
Views: 20,990
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: 205
Views: 20,990
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: 205
Views: 20,990
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: 926
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: 926
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: 3,976
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: 3,976
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: 5,087
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: 5,087
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: 1,082
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: 1,082
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: 1,788
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: 3,976
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: 894
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: 894
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: 1,373
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: 19,184
Views: 3,956,397
Posted By metalheart44

Thanks! That is helpful.

Thanks! That is helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,956,397
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: 3,651
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: 3,651
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: 228
Views: 34,896
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: 1,352
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: 1,352
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: 19,184
Views: 3,956,397
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: 4,617
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: 4,617
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: 550
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: 550
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: 550
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: 7,035
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: 3,741
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.
03-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By metalheart44

It took me a few years to find the bike, but...

It took me a few years to find the bike, but before that I was a regular in the gym using a treadmill, stationary bike, and swimming. Then, I started cycling and I have done so without any issue. I...
03-10-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By metalheart44

Yep, It can give you a headache, not all the...

Yep, It can give you a headache, not all the time, but it happens......

Nitro and headache story: I am in the ambulance going to the hospital after my first heart attack. My chest and back are...
03-07-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By metalheart44

I started cycling after meniscus surgery...

I started cycling after meniscus surgery eliminated running as an option for me. The ortho doc at the time advised me to never ride out of the saddle and I cycled in a reasonably hilly area like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,345
Posted By metalheart44

I have several different base layers, Rapha...

I have several different base layers, Rapha Merino, Ibex light and mid-weight, and some generic Costco that is a Merino blend. The Rapha is ok for me, a bit light when it is below 50 degrees. I most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,956,397
Posted By metalheart44

I'm looking for some new clincher/tubeless wheels...

I'm looking for some new clincher/tubeless wheels and my default is the HED Belgium + rim with DT Swiss hubs, but folks seem to really like the Fulcrum wheels. I'm curious about how you decided to...
01-30-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By metalheart44

I wonder how a pair of Zip 303's would look on...

I wonder how a pair of Zip 303's would look on that bike .........
01-26-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,547
Posted By metalheart44

Six weeks out and did my first outside ride...

Six weeks out and did my first outside ride yesterday, an easy flat 25 miles. It was clear that it will take some time to regain pre-surgery conditioning. I did minimal trainer riding, about once...
01-13-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By metalheart44

The Hampsten Tour (Cycling and Cooking) is a...

The Hampsten Tour (Cycling and Cooking) is a first rate experience. My wife enjoyed herself, although she only did a couple days of very easy cycling. There are numerous less expensive options,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By metalheart44

I've posted this before .... straw hat bike...

I've posted this before .... straw hat bike helmet (https://bikepretty.com/products/straw-hat-bike-helmet)
...
12-20-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By metalheart44

can u share where u go for those workouts

can u share where u go for those workouts
12-17-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,547
Posted By metalheart44

I am five days post-op from my second bicep...

I am five days post-op from my second bicep tendonesis surgery. The fist surgery was in 2010, painful recovery process and I think it was 8-10 weeks before I was back to cycling. So far,...
12-08-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By metalheart44

Both my wife and I have supplemental plans rather...

Both my wife and I have supplemental plans rather than the Advantage Option. Both of us have medical histories and conditions where we prefer to have options for choosing physicians that are the...
11-15-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By metalheart44

At 1400 or so Euros (~$1500) that is quite a...

At 1400 or so Euros (~$1500) that is quite a deal. Airfare can be reasonable too, from LAX 900-1200 and from SFO 1700 or so. Another option is Kefalonia in Greece, nice Island with what looks to be...
10-27-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By metalheart44

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ummm... so you get that the different clamps are for different size seat posts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,054
Posted By metalheart44

I use one of these velcro straps...

I use one of these velcro straps (http://backcountryresearch.com/camrat-road-bike-saddle-mount.html) on the bottom of my saddle to hold a tube, Co2, and tire lever. I carry another tube, Co2, multi...
10-01-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,467
Views: 464,764
Posted By metalheart44

Having a quick "lunch" during a ride .... ...

Having a quick "lunch" during a ride ....

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