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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 453,830
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yet another 22 foot powerboat sitting beside an...

Yet another 22 foot powerboat sitting beside an oversized igloo. Everywhere you turn, there is another one. You just cannot get away from these here in south-central NC (USA).
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05-15-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,547
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have not needed to fill up, but as of yesterday...

I have not needed to fill up, but as of yesterday (5/14) most (not all) stations in south central NC did not have gas. The price for gas that you could not buy was in the $2.80 to $3.00 range.
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05-10-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Here you go - all the climbing training you want...

Here you go - all the climbing training you want right from the couch in front of the television. dave


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05-10-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By DaveLeeNC

That is the plan (but maybe not with that...

That is the plan (but maybe not with that particular video). I will just be using a (dumb but with power measuring) spinner bike. You can actually get out of the saddle on my Lemond Revmaster, but in...
05-10-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was looking for a way to do 'real climbing...

I was looking for a way to do 'real climbing training' in my rolling terrain with no long climbs. The constant (short) downhills are a killer WRT trying to simulate a real climb (IMHO). I don't have...
05-06-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, here is the next chapter of the story....

Well, here is the next chapter of the story. Sporadic hip pain led to the diagnosis of tendonitis in the gluteus medius. 3 weeks of physical therapy caused a significant degradation of my condition...
05-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,207
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My cramping experience is that I have cramped a...

My cramping experience is that I have cramped a few times on long/difficult rides (four of them that I can recall). 2 of them were under conditions where dehydration/etc is totally ruled out (temps...
05-02-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Regarding pain and 'more upright' I have two...

Regarding pain and 'more upright' I have two independent data points here.

1) I have significant osteoarthritis in both knees, get hyaluronic acid injections in both knees roughly 2x per year,...
05-01-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Just got my MRI (separate hip and back MRI's). I...

Just got my MRI (separate hip and back MRI's). I see the orthopedic doc in 5 days but I was able to see the radiologist's comments. In a nutshell there was not much apparent (soft tissues or bone) on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 453,830
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A typical stretch of the aptly named Strava...

A typical stretch of the aptly named Strava segment "Jackson Springs Rollers" (between Foxfire Village, NC and Jackson Springs, NC on Jackson Springs Road).

dave...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,294
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I recently sheared the stem off the tube in my...

I recently sheared the stem off the tube in my front tire while removing the pump. So in that case the answer was around 75 pounds. dave
04-21-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Your comments on position and your back is...

Your comments on position and your back is interesting. 4-5 years ago I ran into a serious issue WRT osteoarthritis and my right knee. It was ultimately 'contained' with a very expensive brace and...
04-17-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is disturbing. My hip is better. It is...

This is disturbing. My hip is better. It is disturbing because I am traveling and it is better after 3 days off the bike. I do not want the solution to this issue to be less biking.

I am visiting...
04-16-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Been there once and will be back on 4/28. dave

Been there once and will be back on 4/28. dave
04-15-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I. Have not even attempted a practice...

FWIW, I. Have not even attempted a practice session (or round of golf), since this showed up. dave
04-15-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Re: Can I walk. Anything that stays...

Re: Can I walk.

Anything that stays "centered without rotation" is fine. Anything else is maybe (or maybe not) a serious issue.

dave

Ps. I have been taking 15mg of meloxicam daily for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I did this by personal request from the Bike Gods...

I did this by personal request from the Bike Gods :)

dave
04-14-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, here is the latest of my hip. The diagnosis...

FWIW, here is the latest of my hip. The diagnosis was gluteus medius syndrome tendonitis. The treatment is physical therapy and 'dry needling' which is mechanically similar to accupuncture but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveLeeNC

SUCCESS!!! I finally had a flat on the front. I...

SUCCESS!!! I finally had a flat on the front. I was topping up the air pressure (floor pump) in my front tire before a ride and somehow in the process of removing the pump nozzle (presta valve) I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveLeeNC

big john What I meant was flat both tires at the...

big john What I meant was flat both tires at the same time.

Now I understand and I have never encountered that. I haven't even heard of it, but in the right conditions I see how it can happen. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am curious - how does that padding work? Is the...

I am curious - how does that padding work? Is the last half mile to your house uphill or something?

In this case about a half mile from the end of the ride (pretty much at my home) my very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I did once and it was twice on the rear. But...

I did once and it was twice on the rear. But there is a backstory here as the rim tape on this (rear) wheel had been installed improperly and that was the culprit. Had it been in that same manner on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Rarely are the Biking Gods So Considerate

Nice day today and I went out for a routine 30'ish mile ride in the countryside here in south-central NC. A bit more traffic than normal (but normal is almost no traffic), so still a very pleasant...
03-20-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By DaveLeeNC

oik01 FWIW, DC Rainmaker (www.dcrainmaker.com)...

oik01 FWIW, DC Rainmaker (www.dcrainmaker.com) has done a good bit of work WRT various power meter accuracy levels. It will take a bit of digging within his really extensive body of work to find it,...
03-19-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I sometimes see "--" during calibration, but do...

I sometimes see "--" during calibration, but do not ever recall seeing one after calibration was complete. But once I got 'Calibration Successful' I moved on, so maybe there have been times. I...
03-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have Vector 3's that had dropout problems that...

I have Vector 3's that had dropout problems that were fixed with new doors from Garmin. When paired with my Bontrager 1030 (basically a Garmin 1030), after a successful calibration I see something...
03-19-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,982
Posted By DaveLeeNC

You have also been passed by more PO'ed drivers...

You have also been passed by more PO'ed drivers than you would have otherwise. I don't know which one is safer but at least in my area, avoiding PE'ed drivers is a high priority for me.

dave
03-18-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,982
Posted By DaveLeeNC

MattTheHat And for the safety issue. Can someone...

MattTheHat And for the safety issue. Can someone PLEASE tell me what they do differently when they hear a car coming? For me, the answer is nothing. Do people actually stop riding and pull off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,402
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yep - 25mm are really iffy (clearance) on my mid...

Yep - 25mm are really iffy (clearance) on my mid 90's EL/OS steel Bianchi. dave
03-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By DaveLeeNC

From what I have read, the formula has proven to...

From what I have read, the formula has proven to be 100% accurate at age 220. dave
03-16-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Hoist Fitness ( www.hoistfitness.com) sells and...

Hoist Fitness ( www.hoistfitness.com) sells and services Lemond Revmaster bikes and parts. They should be able to help you out. I found them to be very helpful when I needed to replace the bottom...
03-14-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy It's probably "piriformis...

Carbonfiberboy It's probably "piriformis syndrome."

Based on the research that I have done, that is my best guess as well. I hope to have an answer on 3/24 when I see my orthopedic guy.

dave
03-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have gotten cramps on long rides 3 times that I...

I have gotten cramps on long rides 3 times that I can recall. In those cases it was not dehydration. But in all 3 cases I was pushing myself well past 'my norms in cycling'.

OTOH, I do get cramps...
03-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

canklecat So last autumn I cut way back on...

canklecat So last autumn I cut way back on cycling and switched to long walks, then jogging, and eventually running. At first a mile or two was all I could manage. Now I'm up to 5-7 mile runs and...
03-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

McBTC Do you ride a road bike? If so, hopefully a...

McBTC Do you ride a road bike? If so, hopefully a less aggressive position may ease and perhaps eliminate the lower back pain. And if so, perhaps a stem extension would help solve the back issue...
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03-12-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

McBTC I am not a doctor, but I would be...

McBTC I am not a doctor, but I would be surprised if this were arthritis. The location (to my uninformed mind) is not in the right place. The pain is next to iliotibial band (slightly to the rear of...
03-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Russ Roth The doc thought it should make it worse...

Russ Roth The doc thought it should make it worse but after a 2 hour ride I would be pain free for another couple hours till I sat again. So I know it can help.

That sounds so much like my...
03-12-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Biking for Hip Pain (that is probably a back problem)

I have recently encountered some unpredictable muscle pain (not deep in the groin) in my left hip. It is inconvenient but more seriously is keeping me off the golf course. And the intensity of the...
03-11-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By DaveLeeNC

On VERY rare occasions my HR will bump up to the...

On VERY rare occasions my HR will bump up to the 180-200 range (my exercise max is around 170-age 71) for a few minutes at random times (maybe once every 3-6 months for a couple of minutes). I don't...
03-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,681
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My #1 rule (particularly when riding out in rural...

My #1 rule (particularly when riding out in rural areas) is "Do not make the drivers mad. That is when they do stupid stuff and they are bigger than you:".

dave
01-28-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,495
Posted By DaveLeeNC

For me it was simple. Too many sprained ankles...

For me it was simple. Too many sprained ankles running. Tough to sprain an ankle while clipped in. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,899
Posted By DaveLeeNC

a1penguin In my mind you more than met your 2020...

a1penguin In my mind you more than met your 2020 goal. Best of luck in your recovery. dave
01-05-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,162
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have a decent spinner bike (Lemond Revmaster...

I have a decent spinner bike (Lemond Revmaster Sport) that is paired with Garmin Vector pedals. I have done some Zwifting with this combo and it works just fine as far as it goes. It takes power...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,899
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Oops - duplicate post . dave

Oops - duplicate post .

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,899
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Two days left :-) dave

Two days left :-)

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,899
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Here is an interesting twist (simply because it...

Here is an interesting twist (simply because it works to my personal favor :) ). How about the oldest guy/gal to hit 100 x Age (in miles). I am 71 at 7400 miles. We might have to put Carbonfiberboy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,899
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Currently at 7400 miles. I've got back to back...

Currently at 7400 miles. I've got back to back rides of 300 miles each planned for tomorrow/Friday to get me to my goal of 8000 miles :-) In the spirit of full disclosure this includes bad weather...
12-21-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,868
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have a somewhat different perspective where I...

I have a somewhat different perspective where I feel like I literally 'need' an indoor trainer to supplement my IRL riding. In the last serious ride that I did (10K+ feet of climbing in a century) I...
12-21-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I agree. This is the first time that I have found...

I agree. This is the first time that I have found them to be useful, but I don't think that diagnostics related to imbalanced osteoarthritis is what Garmin had in mind :love:

dave
12-20-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,028
Posted By DaveLeeNC

[QUOTE=asgelle;21841418]Really? FTP was...

[QUOTE=asgelle;21841418]Really?

FTP was never lab-based.[/QUOTE

I did not say that. It referred to whatever threshold (lab based or field based) you were using as a fundamental parameter of...
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