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03-05-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By WonderMonkey

I can't add anything to what has been said other...

I can't add anything to what has been said other than to make sure you start recovering from your rides soon after you get off the bike. Properly eating before your ride is great, but that should be...
03-04-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By WonderMonkey

I'm on the low end here. 1,600 mi on my...

I'm on the low end here. 1,600 mi on my Cannondale Quick 5.
03-04-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6,940
Views: 644,562
Posted By WonderMonkey

Three things at once, all in the same order. ...

Three things at once, all in the same order.

Kuat Racks NV Base 2.0 Bike Rack (also got a hitch extender)
Park Tool PolyLube 1000 Bicycle Grease
Generic Bike Repair Stand
03-04-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,165
Posted By WonderMonkey

I've only watched people use the safety squat bar...

I've only watched people use the safety squat bar in the gym, but I do see people adjusting their stance to make it not quite so quad dominant. I don't know how it actually felt to them or if it was...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By WonderMonkey

I give a head nod and a two-finger thing on the...

I give a head nod and a two-finger thing on the handlebars unless I know they are a waver, then I wave. I want to be friendly but not intrusive.
03-03-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 308
Posted By WonderMonkey

My goal is 200 mi. So far: 22.04

My goal is 200 mi.

So far: 22.04
03-03-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks! I was, and continue to be, excited! I...

Thanks! I was, and continue to be, excited! I have a Quick 5, which do you have?
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 693
Posted By WonderMonkey

I think it's been said, but what I may do is...

I think it's been said, but what I may do is drive to work with my bike and ride home, then ride back to work the next morning. I may do that until I'm sure I can do it without wanting to take a nap...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 693
Posted By WonderMonkey

I think there is no question that this is doable,...

I think there is no question that this is doable, especially once a week. If you feel you need to work up to it, park along the path to lessen the distance. I doubt you will need to do that, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,254
Posted By WonderMonkey

There you go. Obviously, it's not the same (as...

There you go. Obviously, it's not the same (as you know) but if you want to get on the bike it's a way to do it. I usually start my season (now) off with the hybrid and when I switch to the road...
03-02-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

I will make sure to do that, so I can count those...

I will make sure to do that, so I can count those rides.
03-02-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks!

Thanks!
03-01-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

Yay! I'll have to wait until tomorrow to break...

Yay! I'll have to wait until tomorrow to break in March.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,254
Posted By WonderMonkey

To the OP, I have a hybrid and a road bike. I...

To the OP, I have a hybrid and a road bike. I replaced the tires on my hybrid with the same tires that I have on my road bike so I can take it the same places.
03-01-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By WonderMonkey

I do find it relaxing to sit and tinker on things...

I do find it relaxing to sit and tinker on things like that. I have an ATV and a youtube channel that I'm growing and like to tinker on it, process video, etc.
03-01-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By WonderMonkey

The stud area is what temporarily fixed mine. ...

The stud area is what temporarily fixed mine.

Since I have the time, I'll take the brake assembly, do a wiping and greasing, and put it back on.

I'll also check those cables, I appreciate the...
03-01-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks! I had forgot about Sheldon's site, I...

Thanks! I had forgot about Sheldon's site, I will go there immediately.

My issue was at least temporarily fixed with a bit of lithium grease (it's what I had) on a pivot point. I may not take my...
03-01-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks for your response. I'll touch on a few...

Thanks for your response. I'll touch on a few things.

I am for certain overweight and CERTAINLY overweight considering I have a knee issue. I let Covid, that knee issue and another surgery give...
02-28-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 207,612
Posted By WonderMonkey

Children of Dune.

Children of Dune.
02-28-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,233
Posted By WonderMonkey

Exactly. It's one reason I don't go do actual...

Exactly. It's one reason I don't go do actual group rides. I don't have those skills. I'd end up causing chaos, most likely, and get beaten with tire pumps.
02-28-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,910
Posted By WonderMonkey

Yes. Quickly. I have many other things that I...

Yes. Quickly. I have many other things that I also enjoy and I could do so much more with that amount of money.
02-28-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

Our gym is open and one part of it is CrossFit. ...

Our gym is open and one part of it is CrossFit. Funny you mention the assault bike as while I was on it, like you suggested, I was thinking "I'd love to combine my outdoors bike with this ....". I...
02-28-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,233
Posted By WonderMonkey

75/25 solo versus group. Like others, my group...

75/25 solo versus group. Like others, my group rides are social rides, with the wife and another couple on our way to get a cold beverage. On my solo rides I don't slow anybody down, nor do I have...
02-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25,724
Views: 2,591,539
Posted By WonderMonkey

Did 11.49 miles for my second outing of the year....

Did 11.49 miles for my second outing of the year. I picked up the pace a bit but didn't push too hard. I'll probably do one more at this pace, see how my lower part likes it, then go from there.
02-28-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 157,246
Posted By WonderMonkey

11.49 mi today. Second ride of the year. Wind...

11.49 mi today. Second ride of the year. Wind at my back on the way out, face on the way in. Not terribly, though.
02-28-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,165
Posted By WonderMonkey

I'll say that like a flat bench, they REVEAL...

I'll say that like a flat bench, they REVEAL issues that you have rather than cause them. Agreed on most of your points. There is some debate on small things, such as the depth of squat and such,...
02-28-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks! My ortho is very well respected and he...

Thanks! My ortho is very well respected and he listens, which is key to me. He gives me options, repercussions, etc., and is aware of what I have coming up for events and goes off that.
02-28-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

I have a limitation and I'm trying to replicate...

I have a limitation and I'm trying to replicate that the best I can.
02-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

Just for fun, here is my last match. This was...

Just for fun, here is my last match. This was after my FIRST knee surgery and I'd gone up in weight (my fault). Obviously too heavy. I won't be that heavy again and fight. I'm 260 lbs in this...
02-28-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

I may have to work up to this. Start easy, add...

I may have to work up to this. Start easy, add in things.
02-28-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

I appreciate the input, and will go read that...

I appreciate the input, and will go read that link. I won't do skipping rope as I know that causes me pain. I've worked on form, used a padded mat, etc. it's still painful. So I have to eliminate...
02-28-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks. Yes, intervals. The terrain around here...

Thanks. Yes, intervals. The terrain around here is basically flat as we use a rails-to-trails thing to make our bike paths. The hill repeats I was speaking of is a nice hill that goes over a road....
02-28-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

Thanks. I do weight training but no plyometrics...

Thanks. I do weight training but no plyometrics due to my knee/calf. I do "boxing movements", of course, but nothing outside of that.
02-27-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,165
Posted By WonderMonkey

Agreed on minimizing the risks. When I do...

Agreed on minimizing the risks. When I do traditional deadlifts and squats, it's with a weight I can reasonably handle. I like the magic of the trap bar and it's my primary weapon, and obviously,...
02-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By WonderMonkey

Yes, I can ride just fine. I've had two...

Yes, I can ride just fine. I've had two cleanouts on this knee and each has gotten me a few years more. Not sure how many more cleanings I'll get before the countdown to replacement.

Though I...
02-27-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 63,422
Posted By WonderMonkey

It probably looks like pain.

It probably looks like pain.
02-27-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

I was pretty excited about today's ride, and...

I was pretty excited about today's ride, and enjoy both of these communities.

I was going to do a solo ride today but the couple we hang out with said "Hey, come ride and we will end up at the...
02-27-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

I agree with that. It just has to be a priority...

I agree with that. It just has to be a priority enough.
02-27-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By WonderMonkey

I, WonderMonkey, Do Hereby Pledge ...

I'm on a decent path for my nutrition. So I would say that is "in progress". Since I have my knees currently cleaned out, kids are off in their lives, and on and on, I have time to ride the bike in...
02-27-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By WonderMonkey

You kicked my tail, nice job! My biggest...

You kicked my tail, nice job!

My biggest year was right at 1600, and I vow to do better this year. It's great to hear your accomplishments as it helps motivate mine.
02-27-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25,724
Views: 2,591,539
Posted By WonderMonkey

I did, first outdoor one of 2021. Felt great. ...

I did, first outdoor one of 2021. Felt great. 7.3 miles.
02-27-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By WonderMonkey

HA! I didn't even check the date. It was at the...

HA! I didn't even check the date. It was at the top so I jumped in.
02-27-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

I'm thinking that I can ride the bike to the gym...

I'm thinking that I can ride the bike to the gym and that time is a tremendous warmup. At first I do want the saddle time to get the rump in shape.

Today's ride with the wife was great. Got me...
02-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

Generally, as soon as I do that first pedal...

Generally, as soon as I do that first pedal stroke, I feel REALLY good, at least mentally. I do take some time to spin it out to warm it up, though.
02-27-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

I think you are right. I like the Winter...

I think you are right. I like the Winter activities that I did, and felt a tremendous benefit from it during today's ride, but I do REALLY like to ride, but just not in the Winter. I WANT to do it,...
02-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By WonderMonkey

Well there you go! I AM happy with the work I...

Well there you go! I AM happy with the work I put in off the bike over the Winter, but I sure found a reason to not get on the bike during that time. I'm going to have to figure that out.

Thanks...
02-27-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By WonderMonkey

I'd say Nebraska is a bit worse! We do have...

I'd say Nebraska is a bit worse! We do have ping-pong weather for a while but I don't think we get it, when we get it, like Nebraska.
02-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 157,246
Posted By WonderMonkey

7.3 miles. First ride of 2021 and it was with the...

7.3 miles. First ride of 2021 and it was with the wife so I'm ok with the distance.
02-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By WonderMonkey

I think most people in this thread have lost and...

I think most people in this thread have lost and then gained and lost and gained, etc. We have not conquered the lifestyle changes needed to keep it off and is the reason some of us are Clydes in...
02-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By WonderMonkey

I Box As An Amateur - Using The Bike

I'm 53, overweight due to some surgeries (well really MY fault), and I box. My last boxing event was before Covid. I want to use the bike to keep some abuse off my knees. Please see what you think...
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