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05-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
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...
05-01-21, 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: 453,836
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
04-14-21, 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
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...
03-18-21, 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...
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
03-14-21, 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...
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, 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...
09-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,897
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year....

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year. But I will not be doing that kind of travel in these circumstances. I had a training plan that would address the 6gap terrain while training in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By DaveLeeNC

And This is How to Fall Off Your Bike

It is 4 stop signs between my house and the "open road". On any day there is a 90% chance that I will be the only vehicle at any of these stop signs so a rolling stop through them is my norm. If...
07-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Need a Five Second Ride

I am not really training for anything right now (the Pandemic killed those plans). But I am trying to keep my fitness at a reasonable level and 10 hours of weekly saddle time is one loose measure of...
07-11-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 4,002,257
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Does this count as listening to Bach?...

Does this count as listening to Bach? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0XXpVGUwk

dave
07-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph...

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph (elapsed time, not just riding time). I probably could have done that again the following year but knee issues nixed that as a trial. I hit age 71 this...
06-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 32,508
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads...

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads where the discussion moved to "you cannot control an uncontrolled weight problem with exercise" because that is not the case for me personally. My...
06-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 32,508
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have no idea why you find my routine...

I have no idea why you find my routine "ludicrous". It is what I do and what I do is not some "who ever heard of that before" kind of thing. Around here it is common, I believe. I do it because I...
06-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 32,508
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My experience in gaining or losing weight is...

My experience in gaining or losing weight is extensive. The only permanent solution for me ('permanent' meaning something that lasts more than a year) is serious exercise. 10+ hours per week on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,358
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is going to sound odd but the best...

This is going to sound odd but the best device/aid that I have found to help me deal with sweat is a Garmin Varia rear-facing radar. Keep in mind here that I 'generate sweat from my eye sockets' so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,358
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't think anything on my body gets wet faster...

I don't think anything on my body gets wet faster in hot weather than my gloves where sweat runs down my arms and into my gloves (and brifters). Irritating. BTW, I am a 4 pounds of sweat an hour kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,358
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I continue to struggle with this problem. I...

FWIW, I continue to struggle with this problem. I fought it for a long time thinking there was a solution along the lines of a Halo, bandana, or something like that.

Finally I came to realize...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,549
Posted By DaveLeeNC

You asked for numbers so, The population of...

You asked for numbers so,

The population of the US is around 328M. If 99.99% of the population will be unaffected - that means that 32,800 will be affected. SInce around 3 times that many have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,549
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A group ride is kind of like being 6' (or...

A group ride is kind of like being 6' (or whatever your spacing is) from a rider where both are still, but are probably breathing heavily, and you are downwind in a 20-some mph wind. There are a lot...
05-02-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,589
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Along similar lines to the above (I am the OP in...

Along similar lines to the above (I am the OP in this thread, BTW) I also regularly see an orthopedic surgeon. I have osteoarthritis in both knees and need periodic hyaluronic acid injections to keep...
05-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,589
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Doctor's Advice on 'Training' and Getting Old

I got brave and actually had my previously cancelled (Covid-19 concerns) annual physical exam today (my DOB is 1949). I am now facing (or more accurately admitting) that my kind of 'performance...
04-05-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I Want One of These ...

... but agreement from my spouse is unlikely. :troll:

dave

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/761x1014/mbox_9131107e8978b20233ec7498d6235d3963fd48c6.jpg.
03-15-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,561
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I agree other than when I ride with my good...

I agree other than when I ride with my good friends Jimmy Beam, Buddy Wiser, Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker (his brothers Black and Red don't ride)

dave

ps. I wonder how many "not George...
03-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I also ride in rolling terrain where there is...

I also ride in rolling terrain where there is almost nothing that is flat and nothing goes up (or down) for very long. I got back into century riding last year where I rode a local century (total of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,321
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Hi, Mark. I really am not a viable replacement...

Hi, Mark. I really am not a viable replacement candidate at this point as the situation is currently manageable. For example I really did not have any significant during or after the ride knee pain...
01-21-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,367
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This year I am going to actually ride, rather...

This year I am going to actually ride, rather than just survive the Six Gap Century. dave
01-18-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By DaveLeeNC

canklecat Thank you for taking the time to post...

canklecat Thank you for taking the time to post this. It was very interesting.

dave
01-12-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Humorous 'Old Knees' Observation

I was playing golf with a also over age 70 golfer the other day and we were sharing aging joints issues. Mine are wrists and knees where his are shoulders and lower back. I was saying that with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Shoe Fitting

I got a new pair of everyday Sidi shoes for Christmas. I have worn Sidi's before so had the size right. But they felt very uncomfortable. After considerable analysis, I decided to remove the...
12-22-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,204
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The Inevitable (Performance) Decline

For context my DOB is 1949...

I did a moderate (but regular) amount of (indoor) cycling from 2011 until 2015. Starting in 2014 I restarted my Binachi road bike and started riding seriously (and...
12-04-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks - and I notice that it does not use...

Thanks - and I notice that it does not use itty-bitty screws. So I just ordered one.

dave
12-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,297
Posted By DaveLeeNC

IMHO, you see the back story that you are looking...

IMHO, you see the back story that you are looking for.

I saw a formerly 2 income (high income) family suddenly forced to deal with the issues of a disabled child requiring 24 hour care. The Mom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 453,836
Posted By DaveLeeNC

First there was the UCI weight limit, and now...

First there was the UCI weight limit, and now THIS! Note that I was not carrying water bottles just to stay on the safe side. This is Woodland Circle in Foxfire Village, NC (Pinehurst area - south...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I remember back in the early 80's when I was a...

I remember back in the early 80's when I was a 'serious' runner (2500 miles per year). There would be days when I 'just felt puny'. When I felt like that I used to do a couple of hard quarter to half...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Bike Ride "Quality" - You Never Know

Wednesday I was pretty tired so I took a day off. On Thursday I expected to feel relatively fresh and expected to see ride data that was 'good' by my standards (which drop pretty much every year now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A quick follow up on this recently resurrected...

A quick follow up on this recently resurrected thread (as I am the OP here).

Since post #21 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21) I got onto a regular regime of...
10-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly...

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly because I am a numbers guy. My primary comparison was against the 'Tour de Moore' century ride that I did as a training ride here in NC on Labor Day....
09-29-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,897
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, that was ugly. I finished the ride and...

Well, that was ugly. I finished the ride and survived the ride. Somehow I don't feel like 'I rode the ride'.

By almost October standards this day was pretty hot - 70 at the start and the forecast...
09-25-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to...

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to KCal is roughly equal to the metabolic efficiency of a typical person, so they tend to cancel out and KJ expended tends to be roughly calories burned. ...
09-14-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 32,508
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Dear Mr. Wolfchild, my report regarding your...

Dear Mr. Wolfchild, my report regarding your suggested experiment will have to be delayed until after I am discharged from orthopedic rehab :)

dave
09-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 32,508
Posted By DaveLeeNC

OTOH, back in June I roughly doubled my mileage...

OTOH, back in June I roughly doubled my mileage and other than dropping my once per week indulgence of two donuts, I made no conscious diet changes. I dropped 13 of the 15 lbs that was my goal....
09-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,164
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Using a definition of 'repair' as being about...

Using a definition of 'repair' as being about anything that requires the use of some kind of tool ...

In order of how often I have encountered them (roughly)

1) Flat tires partially mitigated...
08-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,046
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I honestly do not see how you starting out...

I honestly do not see how you starting out hydrated could be good for me.

dave
08-18-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,046
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't know how much you need, but I need a lot...

I don't know how much you need, but I need a lot more than one bottle every 40 miles.

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,647
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Heck - a 56/21 at 90 RPM is about 19 mph. Seems...

Heck - a 56/21 at 90 RPM is about 19 mph. Seems to me that even the worst time trialists can pedal 90 in a 56 chain ring.

dave
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