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01-12-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,984
Posted By fastcarbon

Yes but isn't it great for the ego?

Yes but isn't it great for the ego?
01-11-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,091
Posted By fastcarbon

How fast do you ride?

I did things like you did: raced high performance sports cars, motorcycles, snow skis, ,ice speed skating, running, MTB and road bikes. My fastest was 62 mph on the Markleville Death ride on Monitor...
01-11-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,877
Posted By fastcarbon

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I am 78 and don't worry about birthday ride distances; I do a 103 mi ride with 7,000 feet of climbing mostly above 7000 feet every year; I shoot for mid pack finishes and have been the oldest rider...
01-11-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,122
Posted By fastcarbon

How many days a week do you ride?

I'm 78 and ride 6 days a week and run one day; I have a road cycling coach and train inside on a smart trainer/Training Peaks/Zwift for 4 days and do group rides on weekends.
01-11-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By fastcarbon

What Garmin to get?

I use a Garmin Edge 1030 on my road bike because it is very readable and can have 8 different readings per screen. At 78 I need that; for running I use a Garmin Fenix 5x with a Stryd power meter on...
01-11-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,984
Posted By fastcarbon

At my age I need a 14 lb. bike an LS6 S Works...

At my age I need a 14 lb. bike an LS6 S Works Tarmac. It doesn't hurt to have a light bike when you are hammering with 50 year olds.
01-11-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,452
Posted By fastcarbon

High Blood Pressure meds and Bike Riding

I have taken an ARB for years and add a Calcium Channel Blocker if my systolic is above 130. Neither has affected my cycling; but I used to take a diuretic which worked pretty well except when I did...
01-11-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,984
Posted By fastcarbon

Do you really feel younger as a result of cycling

I am 78 and have ridden seriously for 40 years. I have a coach and train 6 days a week and do an 8 mile trail run with 600 feet of climbing on the 7th day. Garmin says my fitness is age 20 and my...
08-21-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,419
Posted By fastcarbon

Over 50 with modern road bikes?

Every time I get a new road bike I marvel at how much better than the last bike it is. I started with a PX10-E and moved up to Ciocc, Eddie Merckx, DeRosa and then Trek carbon; each bike was better...
08-21-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,547
Posted By fastcarbon

Overindulgence in biking is wearing me out

Resting pulse measured when you first wake up is useful to see if you are pushing it too much. I use WK05 software and follow my Training Stress Balance to see if I am overtraining; this allows me to...
07-31-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By fastcarbon

My Grandsonís New Bike

At 15 it was time to get him seriously interested in road biking. I found a Venge frame on e-Bay and built it with previously crashed bike components. He now rides with my son and me on group rides....
07-31-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,444
Posted By fastcarbon

Brakes - where do you stand?

I always favored rim brakes;my S works Tarmac came with the direct contact rim brakes which I found to be almost as good as discs even on wet carbon rims; but unfortunately a truck wiped that bike...
07-31-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By fastcarbon

Proximal hamstring pain?

I had a tear back in January while running up a 18% trail; I thought after giving up on running for awhile I would just keep riding the bike; fast group rides with lots of climbing aggravate it so I...
07-25-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,889
Posted By fastcarbon

100+ temperatures

So Cal is usually dry even if at 100 so more liquid is all I need; however my son just moved back to Texas (3rd time-he is a Texan) so I will start spending 6 -8 week periods there; he tells me it...
07-25-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By fastcarbon

Anyone still ride with a parent?

I ride with my 45 year old son and my 15 year old grandson; I'm trying to get my grandson addicted as I am but it will take time. My son wasn't that interested until he was on a college racing team...
07-25-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,584
Posted By fastcarbon

Post ride Fatigue

At 78 I train 6 days a week with intervals on a smart trainer for 4 days and hammer sessions of 60 and 31 mi. Sat. and Sunday with a bunch of 50 year olds. I take a nap every day I ride from 20 min...
07-20-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By fastcarbon

Best anti-friction creams for synthetic chamois?

About two years ago I started having chaffing problems (78 now). I tried about 5 different creams and found Chamoix Buttr worked the best. At the same time I tried a bike fitting which was already...
07-20-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By fastcarbon

PSA test, cycling.

I just had a PSA at 4.3; I had a discussion with a Urologist this AM and was told once you are 70 they usually no longer do the test. I am 78 but they will do another in 6 mo. as mine was 2.0 two...
07-02-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By fastcarbon

Recovering from pacemakerinsertion?

I had an ICD placed to prevent arrhythmias; I was off 3 weeks.
07-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By fastcarbon

Feeling 40-45 years younger on my new bike.

That is exactly why I will neither ride nor buy an e bike. I won't work as hard.
07-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,794
Posted By fastcarbon

Say it ain't so, please!

After age 70 it is no longer "cheating" but "trickery" fair and square!
06-28-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By fastcarbon

Living with A-Fib

I had A Fib for several years. Mine was a little more rare type. It would happen when I was riding close to my max heart rate of 162 bpm. My heart rate would jump to 220 bpm and would stay there...
06-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,612
Posted By fastcarbon

Porsche or Bicycle?

I had to make a choice. I used to race Corvettes at Laguna Seca and the old Riverside International Raceway and get consumed by high performance cars. I get a Corvette and start spending my whole...
06-21-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By fastcarbon

Riding Changes, Aging, and Days Off

At 78 I take one day off in a week. I have brought down my mileage and time but do a recovery ride, an endurance level ride and two interval sessions a week on Zwift. Weekends remain my group...
06-21-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,039
Posted By fastcarbon

Do you ride when you don't feel like it?

Unless I am sick I ride. If I don't during the week I get a call from the coach. If I don't show for a weekend ride my buddies start ragging on me.
06-21-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By fastcarbon

Which bibs for longer rides?

At 76 I started having chaffing problems, not saddle sores but raw areas I guess due to thinning skin as we age. I was using Castelli bibs which were always great but not anymore. I bought Assos...
06-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By fastcarbon

N+1 but do you have a favorite?

I now have 10 "last bikes". Each new bike is my favorite. My current favorite is a Trek 7 series Madone with Zipp 404's due to the fact my S Works Tarmac was destroyed a couple weeks ago by a truck...
06-21-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By fastcarbon

Losartan and Riding

I have taken a different ARB for years with no side effects unless I take too much. Do you take your BP every day? You can get good BP measuring devices on amazon cheap. Your lightheadedness is what...
06-21-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By fastcarbon

Downside to physical Healthy Aging

At 78 I take about 12 pills per day for various medical conditions. I find riding hard on group rides where most riders are 20 years younger covers up all those conditions from which some doctors...
06-07-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,952
Posted By fastcarbon

Strava Crushed My soul

I use Strava and am in the 75+ group; there are several Strava sections I try to be KOM on. There are about 40 of us in Orange county so things can get very competitive. My latest soul crushing...
06-07-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,973
Posted By fastcarbon

I generally only get out of the saddle on...

I generally only get out of the saddle on sprinters hills but do it to rest a little (change muscle groups) on long climbs e.g.5 -20 miles. Also, to get up to speed after a stop so I don't get...
06-07-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By fastcarbon

Riding Changes,Aging and Days Off

AT 77 (one week from 78) I recently changed my training from 13 hours a week to around 10. I do ride 6 days a week with Mondays off the bike. Rather than ride up to 200 mi weeks I am now around 130...
06-07-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By fastcarbon

A-Fib and HR monitors

I had A-Fib from about 12 years ago. It started when I passed out twice on the bike when running close to max heart rate. Both times I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and the ER Docs didn't...
05-14-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,595
Posted By fastcarbon

Doctor's Advice on Training and Getting Old

I am fortunate to have several doctors (I have many potential life threatening conditions) who all either support or do not object to high level cycling and running; I am aware that I can no longer...
05-11-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,079
Posted By fastcarbon

I am up to 2500 out of 12000

I am up to 2500 out of 12000
05-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,458
Posted By fastcarbon

I usually have to start again most every year; I...

I usually have to start again most every year; I am usually off due to surgeries (lumbar fusion, microdiscectomy, Arrhythmias, ICD placement, kidney cyst removal, diverticulitis surgery, a few...
05-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,079
Posted By fastcarbon

I started with free Strava in 2013 but have gone...

I started with free Strava in 2013 but have gone to premium where I can compare my times on segments with up to about 45 other 75+ seniors in my county. Within your age group you can improve.
05-04-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,042
Posted By fastcarbon

I am 77 and ride with a full kit including bib...

I am 77 and ride with a full kit including bib shorts and a jersey I get from a club I joined; once you get over a few miles you will get a raw crotch without a pair of shorts with a chamois. If you...
05-04-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,930
Posted By fastcarbon

I have been using a cycling skull cap for several...

I have been using a cycling skull cap for several years now. I still have quite a bit of hair but was still getting the precancerous lesions that the Dermatologist burns off with liquid Nitrogen...
05-04-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,577
Posted By fastcarbon

I rode from Lakeview to the beach and back two...

I rode from Lakeview to the beach and back two Sundays ago; I won't do it again as it is too dangerous at least on weekends with walkers spread across the trail, what appeared to be new cyclists who...
05-04-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By fastcarbon

I ride in the Eastern Sierra whenever I can but...

I ride in the Eastern Sierra whenever I can but usually ride in Orange County in Santiago, Live Oak and Silverado Canyons.
05-04-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,881
Posted By fastcarbon

Cataract Surgery

My eyes were done about 8 and 10 years ago; I guess the lenses are better now but my ophthalmologist/ surgeon talked me into paying extra and getting short in one eye and long in the other. I started...
05-04-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By fastcarbon

We definitely need to keep on riding; I have...

We definitely need to keep on riding; I have about 6 conditions controlled by meds but supplemented with lots of riding. At 77 I have several non athletic doctors who wonder why I am still above...
05-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,704
Posted By fastcarbon

Nasal Congestion

I have had this problem for years and keep it in check with Nasonex sprays up the nose and a humidifier when I sleep. I believe a weaker solution is available OTC.
04-28-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,428
Posted By fastcarbon

Max and Avg heartrates

I used to get my max heart rate on a treadmill with a cardiologist present. I TT'd at 96 -97% of my max. Running up to max during a ride is no problem if your heart is structurally sound. But running...
04-28-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,207
Posted By fastcarbon

Getting Soft

At 77 I suffer with needing a lot more recovery; being too competitive has served me well for 40 years. I make myself ride with guys in their late 50's on Sat. and Sunday. I do have trouble staying...
04-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,766
Posted By fastcarbon

Departure from a compact crankset

I went the other direction. I originally had a 50x34 with an 11-28 cassette but went to 52x36 when I started losing KOM's in the 75+ group on downhill Strava sections. I couldn't crank it up to 40+...
04-03-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By fastcarbon

Inguinal Hernia Truss

I was able to have surgery but had to wait many months to get it done. I bought an elastic fabric girdle that attached with velcro; I didn't stop riding and wore it under my bibs and jersey.
04-01-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,469
Posted By fastcarbon

I use Endurolytes for any ride over 50 mi if the...

I use Endurolytes for any ride over 50 mi if the temperature is over 70 deg.
04-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,981
Posted By fastcarbon

What Constitutes an Epic Ride

Any ride in the Eastern Sierra with multi mile climbs.
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