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09-09-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By Richard Cranium

I did ride my 3spd 52 miles in 4hrs 30 mins - and...

I did ride my 3spd 52 miles in 4hrs 30 mins - and that was probably the "greatest ride" I had until at least a year later.

I did notice the Ashtabula crank on your bike - and yes cotter pinned...
09-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By Richard Cranium

Great ride report! I love the pics and the...

Great ride report! I love the pics and the clearly stated measures of effort and distance. The fact that you can "smell the roses" while you ride - but keep attentive to the physical measures of...
09-03-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,468
Posted By Richard Cranium

I say "don't tell" - however - if the rider is...

I say "don't tell" - however - if the rider is someone you know - and you know enough about them - and that they have other "better" shorts - than maybe a critique is is order..........
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Richard Cranium

Seeing the description of your effort and...

Seeing the description of your effort and equipment selection leads me to believe you are sucker for punishment. I like the part about the 40psi tire pressure and unlocked suspension the best.
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08-19-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,147
Posted By Richard Cranium

Hard to put a finger on "extreme fatigue"...

Hard to put a finger on "extreme fatigue" ........ I get that you always "listen to your body" and now you think you have a problem because your "tiredness level" doesn't match expectations.

A...
08-16-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,264
Posted By Richard Cranium

Technically exercise does nothing to alleviate...

Technically exercise does nothing to alleviate A-fib, but systemically - exercise helps maintain healthy blood vessels and other vascular factors that play in to overall health and longevity....
08-12-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,264
Posted By Richard Cranium

Atrial fibrillation results from a variety of...

Atrial fibrillation results from a variety of factors.

However there are two constants that contribute to all cases.

Age and usage. The longer you live, and the more active your life has been...
08-12-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By Richard Cranium

Leg Muscle Distribution Load on Flats v Climbs -...

Leg Muscle Distribution Load on Flats v Climbs - if your butt hurts you stand - if your knees hurt you sit and or spin



Bingo - why would anyone figure there is some sort of quantifiable...
07-28-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By Richard Cranium

Boy - wouldn't THAT be a tragedy? max sarcasm...

Boy - wouldn't THAT be a tragedy? max sarcasm intended

Your question lacks sufficient supporting contextual information. In general people recreate and exercise as a response to a complicated...
07-09-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard Cranium

Of course - the stages and routes selected for...

Of course - the stages and routes selected for racing will always favor one kind of rider over another.

And yes racing is the epitome of a public-relations stunt. So what is your point?

Are...
06-19-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Richard Cranium

Well - congrats on the finish - but too bad that...

Well - congrats on the finish - but too bad that you feel disappointed about your performance. Since you seem to be fairly interested in exercise performance - what other metrics or experience do you...
05-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,691
Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't know if there is a word for it - but I...

I don't know if there is a word for it - but I think there is particular characteristic all bicyclists share. All cyclists love the "elegant" or ingenious mechanical simplicity and efficiency of...
05-17-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By Richard Cranium

Clearly - your current attention and focus is on...

Clearly - your current attention and focus is on your relationship to food. The details included in your post represent an over simplification of exercise nutrition and hydration.

In practice,...
05-17-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By Richard Cranium

I usually chime in with patented Richard "headed"...

I usually chime in with patented Richard "headed" comments when ever anyone starts talkin' "more power" ........

I've done a lot of night riding and I've owned a lot of lights. And it seems to me...
05-14-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,109
Posted By Richard Cranium

Your statement is so silly - it really needs no...

Your statement is so silly - it really needs no rebuttal. FWIW - each individual determines their own exercise intensity. Pickle ball or Cycling do not control exercise intensity - the person using...
Replies: 38
Views: 5,578
Posted By Richard Cranium

I always thought tire-size selection, much like...

I always thought tire-size selection, much like all sorts of sporting equipment - should be based on the size of the athlete. Typically, bigger riders need bigger tires.
Of course, tires do not...
03-28-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,207
Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't see any problem. Everyone knows bicycles...

I don't see any problem. Everyone knows bicycles belong on sidewalks. There is no reason for an adult to be clogging traffic by riding on any street in the US

Clearly, the public has a right to...
03-25-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Richard Cranium

I road from Buffalo down to Kaycee and back one...

I road from Buffalo down to Kaycee and back one time - and the afternoon heat and winds came up so fast i found myself begging for water before i could make it back to Buffalo....

Being from the...
03-13-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,087
Posted By Richard Cranium

I just want to "wisely point out" that your...

I just want to "wisely point out" that your glycogen usage is dependent on your status through out the ride. If anything is "soaring" on the final third of your ride it is because your effort and...
03-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,838
Posted By Richard Cranium

Back to the original post - that creates as much...

Back to the original post - that creates as much confusion as enlightenment -



No your doctor put you on a portable EKG. The portable EKG is sensitive enough to detect Atrial and Ventricle...
03-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,838
Posted By Richard Cranium

Just to make sure everyone gets a little more...

Just to make sure everyone gets a little more confused - I wanted to make a point about "heart rate" and "heart beat" .....

Normal heart rates are recorded as a completion of a double pulsing of...
03-09-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,838
Posted By Richard Cranium

No doubt HR monitors take on additional...

No doubt HR monitors take on additional importance in older adults My first "known"Afib event was discovered after jogging on a warmer than usual Spring day.

I experienced the classic triple...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,102
Posted By Richard Cranium

I don't actually think enabling an 8-year-old to...

I don't actually think enabling an 8-year-old to try an 100 mile ride is a good idea. only one good thing can happen - but dozens of bad outcomes are possible......

However this may be the best...
02-19-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,883
Posted By Richard Cranium

Worth repeating - Iride01 says Keep...

Worth repeating - Iride01 says


Keep investigating, but try to balance your current focus with the understanding that there multiple competing factors in the aging process. Myocardial and...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Richard Cranium

I've run 15 marathons and two races longer than...

I've run 15 marathons and two races longer than 26 miles. I've ridden so many centuries - I've lost count. Curious thing, I have no memory of ever comparing much of anything between them.
It is true...
01-27-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,635
Posted By Richard Cranium

Wow - I just realized I haven't done a double...

Wow - I just realized I haven't done a double century since I was 59.
I feel some what confident I could have done one more recently - I did a century when I was 66. (6:20 with hills and winds)
...
01-27-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Richard Cranium

Sorry to hear about the problems. I wish I...

Sorry to hear about the problems.

I wish I could help - I have been on metoprolol for years and I am currently taking 100mg per day. I know the drug really "knocked me down" for the first year I...
01-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,651
Posted By Richard Cranium

Obviously, the answers to your questions are...

Obviously, the answers to your questions are dependent on a wide range of factors too numerous to delineate.

The riding details you supplied demonstrate a "driven" personality type - this goes...
Replies: 25
Views: 4,723
Posted By Richard Cranium

In modern times - with all the high tech...

In modern times - with all the high tech equipment available - the Century Ride has become more of a mental exercise than a physical accomplishment.

Get a real good bike, a real good route and an...
01-04-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,631
Posted By Richard Cranium

I've done the "breaking away" UPS truck draft ...

I've done the "breaking away" UPS truck draft roll out. I was surprised how easy it was - stayed with the semi until well over 50mph - but started getting scared not being able to see pavement more...
01-02-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,422
Posted By Richard Cranium

I was already pretty "warped" by the time I got...

I was already pretty "warped" by the time I got to high school. I had already purchased an AMF Sturmey-Archer 3speed for $25.76 from a JC Penny catalog store. (24.99 plus tax) That was 1965.

I...
12-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Richard Cranium

Neither of those log you into your own user...

Neither of those log you into your own user data.. The first one is for Wahoo reps and vendors.

On Strava you can log into your data from a PC but i guess not on Wahoo.....
12-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,813
Posted By Richard Cranium

There seems to be evidence that in the mental...

There seems to be evidence that in the mental health community that "type-A" personalities exist. Often exhibiting a nearly non-stop attention to status. Maybe this trait is reflected in constant...
12-15-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Richard Cranium

Wahoo Cloud Login for PC ????

Sometimes I use a Wahoo android app with wahoo sensors for workouts. When finishing a workout I upload and save workouts to Strava as well.

Sometimes I review the workouts on Strava while on my PC...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,631
Posted By Richard Cranium

You may have a "tilted pelvis." Take some...

You may have a "tilted pelvis."

Take some time to inspect the soles of your shoes. See if have uneven wear patterns. Set up camera to take a full body selfie while nude and study the location of...
12-12-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,601
Posted By Richard Cranium

The post demonstrates a limited understanding of...

The post demonstrates a limited understanding of exercise as well as metabolism.

The best exercise strategy for annacaptur is the exercise he/she will continue to practice. Hopefully that could...
12-12-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,093
Posted By Richard Cranium

Worth repeating, your mileage {and nutrition} may...

Worth repeating, your mileage {and nutrition} may vary. In fact - it will always vary.

One of the shortcomings of the Internet is the abundance of so much information. And the difficulty in...
12-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By Richard Cranium

I've ridden around Indy - never remember seeing...

I've ridden around Indy - never remember seeing the sewage plant. i was down by the government buildings and such - had a fine time taking Monon all the way to Carmel - loved the Broadripple area...
11-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By Richard Cranium

Well you can ride onto the Metro Greenway Trails...

Well you can ride onto the Metro Greenway Trails from its parking lot. The casino is right next to a sewage plant so sometimes its really rank.
Replies: 28
Views: 5,552
Posted By Richard Cranium

Oh - boy another "what gears are good" thread. ...

Oh - boy another "what gears are good" thread.

Well, the actual answer is " they ALL are." There is no secret, no grand scheme that makes some gearing setup the perfect answer to your cycling...
11-13-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,824
Posted By Richard Cranium

No, I would wonder why no heath professionals...

No, I would wonder why no heath professionals have warned you of ischemia resulting during hard exercise efforts. You may doing more harm than good.

My experience would suggest you should consider...
10-27-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,034
Posted By Richard Cranium

I've never really tried to stand for longer than...

I've never really tried to stand for longer than necessary. And I would argue that simply saying "standing" while riding doesn't really describe a single aspect rider posture.

In other words -...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,130
Posted By Richard Cranium

Me. Hey grasshopper - hold your...

Me.


Hey grasshopper - hold your horses...... Me thinks you need to spend some time in the saddle before jumping to 24-hour events.

There is some risk to mindlessly trying to push for 24 hours...
10-08-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,868
Posted By Richard Cranium

Congrats on the great ride. Loved the pics and...

Congrats on the great ride. Loved the pics and the all the comments pre-ride.

Great looking bike - very comfy - no doubt.

No doubt you'll be riding many more Centuries. But remember your good...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,928
Posted By Richard Cranium

Congrats - may you have many more.

Congrats - may you have many more.
09-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard Cranium

My lifetime of cycling set me up for back...

My lifetime of cycling set me up for back failures, and no matter what I tried - I could never make up for the deficiency of having a very curved lumbar spine.

However, it was marathon running...
09-12-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By Richard Cranium

Why do you think you are "detrained"? Since you...

Why do you think you are "detrained"? Since you posted in a training forum - what are you supposed to be training for?

I suggest you ride your bicycle several times and make note of how you feel...
09-08-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,818
Posted By Richard Cranium

I guess this thread could have easily taken an...

I guess this thread could have easily taken an even more confusing turn if the OP had added the question - What do people mean when they refer to riding "quality miles?"

Most of you have already...
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Richard Cranium

Your favorite LDX Competition

What makes a great Long Distance Cycling event? How far or difficult does the route have to be?

Is 50 miles of hilly single-track a "longer" ride than flat Century on new asphalt?

What is your...
09-02-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,612
Posted By Richard Cranium

Off hand - I'd say the new reality is having the...

Off hand - I'd say the new reality is having the right wheel/tire size and pressure for the roads you ride.

Of course weight is a big deal if you want to ride fast or climb well.

When I was in...
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