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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By DaveLeeNC

5' 10" with a 34 inch inseam - sounds like you...

5' 10" with a 34 inch inseam - sounds like you have long legs and a short torso (vs. norms). You are probably going to have a tough time ferreting out correct fit just from a frame size number....
09-12-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The past couple of years I have been so focused...

The past couple of years I have been so focused on 'keeping something going' WRT exercise and various arthritic issues, that I over-looked what my overwhelming goal has been since returning to...
09-11-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By DaveLeeNC

One thing that my one of my doctors told me when...

One thing that my one of my doctors told me when I was trying to figure out when a 'helpful' stretch or exercise was helpful or hurtful (because it caused some level of pain). His initial response...
09-11-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By DaveLeeNC

terrymorse , thanks for the kind words. But lots...

terrymorse , thanks for the kind words. But lots of folks are fighting problems like mine. What real 'dedication to your sport is' would be my good friend back home in Missouri. He is an avid tennis...
09-11-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By DaveLeeNC

rsbob , mother nature and genetics seem to be...

rsbob , mother nature and genetics seem to be doing their best to fight this. I wear a $1K+ brace on one knee and get periodic hyaluronic acid injections in both knees. The arthritis in my left...
09-10-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I used to have self-improvement 'goals' but...

I used to have self-improvement 'goals' but advancing age kind of nixed the 'improvement' part. Now I find myself (DOB 1949) with spinal stenosis, severe osteo-arthritis in both knees, in both...
08-19-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Re: The Bold Stuff Then why are you loafing...

Re: The Bold Stuff

Then why are you loafing through the flats?

dave
08-13-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaveLeeNC

It depends on how you ride both and the...

It depends on how you ride both and the combination of your fitness and your gearing in some cases will matter a great deal.

Several years ago I rode a very hilly century (11K' of climbing) and my...
08-05-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is an interesting response (thanks, Terry)...

This is an interesting response (thanks, Terry) and gets to the heart of what was on my mind. I could give this training schedule a try. I would end up with most days being quite fatigue limited...
08-03-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Today really brought home the observation that...

Today really brought home the observation that "this getting old stuff is really getting old". Riding today would have been my 5th straight day without a rest day (DOB 1949). Yesterday was an...
08-03-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,601
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I do that all the time but I also (for training...

I do that all the time but I also (for training purposes) put gravel in my shoes, wear wool sweaters if it is hot (bare-chested if below 60 degrees), and if I am feeling strong will simply ride...
08-03-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaveLeeNC

They are not the same thing, but 'inherently...

They are not the same thing, but 'inherently harder' is not an answerable question. If your intent is to go and Time Trial that flat at your absolute best effort, that is one thing (and that is...
08-01-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaveLeeNC

In terms of trying to roughly duplicate the...

In terms of trying to roughly duplicate the effort of a 13% climb, but doing it on the flats, there is another issue. Assume that a 'mere mortal' biker intends to do that 13% climb at 175 watts. He...
07-30-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am not sure how exact you must be to...

I am not sure how exact you must be to 'replicate', but on truly flat ground a stronger rider can come pretty close to replicating a 13% grade on truly flat ground. 275 watts would take a 155'ish...
07-29-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By DaveLeeNC

While that is quite sensible, it may not be who I...

While that is quite sensible, it may not be who I am (maybe). I will say that the last time I decided "just go out and ride - ignore the power meter, odometer, etc", two months later I was seriously...
07-29-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My general thinking here is less interval...

My general thinking here is less interval oriented and more along the lines of a derivative from back in my working days as a runner. I would put in 5 miles early morning (or maybe lunch depending on...
07-28-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,098
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Back to the original question, if you take a 160...

Back to the original question, if you take a 160 pound biker riding 22 pounds of bike and gear at 225 Watts, he/she will cover around 10.25 miles in 30 minutes (per an online bike speed/power...
07-27-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Age, Rest, Workout Spacing, Etc.

I am going to type this and see if I have a question - if not then I won't post. I am old (soon to hit 73) and have both slowed down (ftp off 10 to 20% from 5 years ago - I was never a slave to that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am the OP here, BTW. While I have one more...

I am the OP here, BTW. While I have one more follow-up with the 'surgical team' (which could bring on a MRI), the diagnosis in my case is little to no soft tissue issues (like rotator cuff), but a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

flan48 what a horrifying story! I just hope that...

flan48 what a horrifying story! I just hope that my situation never gets anywhere close to that.

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

GhostRider62 Here is a relevant fitness story....

GhostRider62 Here is a relevant fitness story. Back in 2018 (turned 69 that year) my riding had dropped off some (25%'ish). While I did no real tests I did not sense having lost anything and I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am 'ahead' of your situation in the sense that...

I am 'ahead' of your situation in the sense that my current problem is not as bad as yours. I am mostly anticipating (assuming a surgical solution) the inevitable outcome of a significant loss of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Camilo I don't think that signaling is causal in...

Camilo I don't think that signaling is causal in my case. My sense of things is that it is vibration. I just finished adding a bunch of extra padding on the hoods and bar on the left side - we'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, this should be interesting. I did finally...

Well, this should be interesting. I did finally have my shoulder specialist appointment (note that at this point it is with his PA). No MRI (yet) but the best judgment here is that my primary issue...
05-24-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,588
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I guess it depends on your expectations. I am...

I guess it depends on your expectations. I am quite happy with how this works but I am not expecting this to be an 'immersive experience'. I am mostly curious as to 'just what is out there' and I...
05-22-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,588
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Here is a video of the screen on my NordicTrak...

Here is a video of the screen on my NordicTrak S22i doing a ride defined by Google Streetview. This is kind of a peloton type indoor bike more oriented towards outdoor rides (most typically high...
05-09-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,258
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Another update for no particular reason other...

Another update for no particular reason other than it is quite unexpected (and a positive - not many of those on the health front lately). In summary I have spinal stenosis and 3 different doctors...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Camilo I agree with you that you have to be...

Camilo I agree with you that you have to be careful with info gathered from places like this (WRT medical issues). I still find that getting experiences and opinions from others in this manner has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am a bit worried about my prognosis here, as my...

I am a bit worried about my prognosis here, as my anecdotal data is all over the map. My wife had a shoulder issue (ultimately a tendon issue) that took surgery and literally 2 years off the tennis...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Unfortunately it is (in my case) more likely to...

Unfortunately it is (in my case) more likely to be a don't ride for a couple of months. If the shoulder feels fine going into a round of golf, it will feel fine at the end of the round. OTOH, at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy I tried your hanging suggestion...

Carbonfiberboy I tried your hanging suggestion - HOLY COW! At this point I don't have extreme pain doing anything that I have tried - UNTIL THIS. I have my own personal formula for 'when is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Calsun...

Calsun (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/calsun-536488.html) I have a set of abandoned elastic bands (intended for core strength work - ended up aggravating the back problem at the time). Maybe a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy I am (independent of your input)...

Carbonfiberboy I am (independent of your input) coming to the conclusion that the proper treatment in my case is going to involve personal experimentation. However, it is frustrating that in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Calsun Thanks for the comments. Interesting and...

Calsun Thanks for the comments. Interesting and useful. dave
04-04-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By DaveLeeNC

If it were me I would be doing whatever I could...

If it were me I would be doing whatever I could to maintain general fitness over those 12 days. I don't know your accommodations but hotel or maybe local gym workouts on a stationary bike would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Now there is a golf experience that I have never...

Now there is a golf experience that I have never had nor will I ever have. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am the OP in this thread, BTW. Here is an...

I am the OP in this thread, BTW. Here is an interesting and semi-related anecdote. The symptoms of my spinal stenosis (hip and occasionally lower leg discomfort) showed up basically overnight. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My spinal stenosis is (AFAIK) totally separate...

My spinal stenosis is (AFAIK) totally separate from my rotator cuff problem EXCEPT that the exercise recommended to me to help the stenosis made the shoulder worse.

And yes, letting the left arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yeah - I think what I will do tomorrow is just go...

Yeah - I think what I will do tomorrow is just go out on my anticipated 30 mile ride and simply do it no hands :-)

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks to all for the helpful input. I think that...

Thanks to all for the helpful input. I think that the message to me is to avoid making this thing hurt while I wait for the medical assessment to play out. E.G., the shoulder was not happy with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Riding with a Rotator Cuff Problem

I am old (DOB 1949) and have had a slightly problematic left shoulder that was not a big deal ... UNTIL (on advice from the surgical staff helping me deal with my spinal stenosis issues) I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 564,237
Posted By DaveLeeNC

And my first impression was 'wow - that is one...

And my first impression was 'wow - that is one long selfie stick'. Great pic, BTW. dave
03-03-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,176
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I ride on rolling terrain so pretty much have no...

I ride on rolling terrain so pretty much have no idea what it is like to ride for a mile or two without a couple of very noticeable inclines thrown in there several times. But I honestly believe that...
02-15-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am kind of late to the game, but (slightly)...

I am kind of late to the game, but (slightly) better late than never. I owned and rode a Lemond Revmaster Sport for about 11 years. My experience was mostly positive with two exceptions.

First,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,226
Posted By DaveLeeNC

burnthesheep Got it - makes sense now. dave

burnthesheep Got it - makes sense now. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,226
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I assume when you say "KJ's overcount usually...

I assume when you say "KJ's overcount usually because you get credit during recovery ..." you are referring to KJ's derived from a power meter. If so the statement makes no sense. So what kind of KJ...
02-05-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,729
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Re: The Bold Part I just gotta see the...

Re: The Bold Part

I just gotta see the before and after pics on that one. 40 inch waist to 20 inch maybe? :)

Oops - looks like an edit was made (I'll swear it said half at one point)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Camilo Thanks! Very helpful. dave

Camilo Thanks! Very helpful. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Strava heat map - I should have thought of that....

Strava heat map - I should have thought of that. Thx. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Biking in Naples, Fl. Area

Looks like I will be spending a week in Naples. Suggestions for areas to ride (road only - 25 to 35 miles would be ideal) while I am there? Thanks.

dave
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