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09-17-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By Champlaincycler

Forgot to mention. Whenever I can anticipate...

Forgot to mention. Whenever I can anticipate stopping, I make sure to shift to the smaller front chainring and at least to a middle gear in the rear. Makes starting up and clipping in a bit easier,...
09-16-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By Champlaincycler

When your off foot misses the clip in , the...

When your off foot misses the clip in , the stress begins . Practice is the real answer. While learning though, adding a sticky piece of sandpaper to the bottom of your shoe can help. Shoe bottoms...
08-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By Champlaincycler

It's likely that your Drs. have considered this,...

It's likely that your Drs. have considered this, but thought I'd ask. Has the drained fluid been tested for uric acid. That baloon at your elbow looks very similar to some people I know that have...
08-01-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Champlaincycler

To be clear, I did not do a full frame paint job....

To be clear, I did not do a full frame paint job. Top tube and fork were the worst with minor touchups on a chainstay. Lucky in that no decals had to be removed, just a few pieces of impact tape. I...
07-07-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm 69 and have a concept 2. Most of my rowing...

I'm 69 and have a concept 2. Most of my rowing is done during cold winter days, supplemented by the trainer. I'll use it in warm weather if its rainy. Concept 2 has some good workouts, but I tend to...
04-14-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By Champlaincycler

We all talk from experience so can only report on...

We all talk from experience so can only report on tires we've ridden. I've had pathfinder pro's on my Diverge since new (5 years now). Only one flat, find them to roll real well on the roads. In...
01-07-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,039
Posted By Champlaincycler

I learned a while back that taking a survey, any...

I learned a while back that taking a survey, any survey, puts you on a list for more surveys, more junk in the inbox and further loss of privacy. Unless you're interested in an ongoing dialogue with...
12-08-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Champlaincycler

That's too funny as I was there. I'm from the...

That's too funny as I was there. I'm from the northeast coast and surfed a lot. Was on some surf trip to Mexico and , with my last $75, flew into Fla to mooch of of an old HS buddy that was living in...
11-13-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Champlaincycler

So cool, thanks for posting. Is your camera on a...

So cool, thanks for posting. Is your camera on a chest strap? Seems footage is lower than a helmet camera would shoot, just wondering. You're lucky to have paths like that.
11-06-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Champlaincycler

Right handed, strong left eye. Left of center...

Right handed, strong left eye. Left of center politically so maybe just hanging on to that for too long. Lots of friends that only see right but they're not cyclists, if only.
11-06-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Champlaincycler

A little off center

So, I've had a decent cycling season. Upped my mileage and overall speed. We're into November now and ,for me, I know I'm just hanging on until I transition to indoors. Any outdoor ride now is just...
08-31-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,971
Posted By Champlaincycler

I don't recall my SL4 Comps year, want to say...

I don't recall my SL4 Comps year, want to say it's a 2015, maybe a 2016 bought in June 2015. All Ultegra with Fulcrum 3 wheels, rim brakes. For me, an older guy, its been a light, responsive road...
08-21-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Champlaincycler

I love stories about people regaining their...

I love stories about people regaining their health. Congratulations. A lot goes into managing diabetes, I've nothing but admiration for those that live with it on a daily basis and remain healthy...
08-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,237
Posted By Champlaincycler

I began to have irregular heart beats a few...

I began to have irregular heart beats a few months back, I really believe that too many HIIT sessions over the winter (4-5/week) brought it on, but who knows. Freaked me out for a while, but I'm now...
08-01-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,867
Posted By Champlaincycler

My take is that if you've been riding at a high...

My take is that if you've been riding at a high level then it's doubtful that you will get better in your late 60's or beyond. I've really improved this year at 68. I'm in a rural area and mostly...
06-13-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,302
Posted By Champlaincycler

Except that it does not always go back to normal...

Except that it does not always go back to normal contractions. Sometimes your heartbeat stays irregular. I've been reading this thread for a bit and was/am hesitant to chime in. Guess it's time. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,305
Posted By Champlaincycler

It's the jersey's that bother me. I've a 44-45...

It's the jersey's that bother me. I've a 44-45 inch chest (genetics) so need to get at least xxl's. Fit like a parachute around the waist and long enough to catch on the seat. I've given up.
12-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By Champlaincycler

Hope you gave him a wave of thanks. I ride with...

Hope you gave him a wave of thanks. I ride with mirrors and whenever I see someone move far left to pass me or hang back to let an oncoming car go by before passing they get a big wave of thanks....
08-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,025
Posted By Champlaincycler

Can't chime in on the 1x vs 2x discussion except...

Can't chime in on the 1x vs 2x discussion except to say that the Diverge 2x is 48/32. I've a Diverge 2x and I like that I can stay in my big chainring longer without shifting . 1x sounds interesting...
08-09-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,750
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm now 68 and have noticed my upper body...

I'm now 68 and have noticed my upper body strength is not what it was. I've never lifted weights even during my football and wrestling days, but I was pretty strong. I bought a rower on Craigslist...
08-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,080
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm not worried as long as I'm on a real road....

I'm not worried as long as I'm on a real road. Somebody's going to come by and i know I can walk for a few hours if I have to. BTW, I always carry a spare tube, patches, 2 CO2 cartridges' a chain...
06-26-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,938
Posted By Champlaincycler

Similar to Oakman, my story involves a red tailed...

Similar to Oakman, my story involves a red tailed hawk.
Slight downhill, going 22-24 mph, must have spooked the hawk that rose up from a roadside ditch. Never saw him until it began to rise and beat...
06-08-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,459
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm in awe of those that ride 5-10 thousand a...

I'm in awe of those that ride 5-10 thousand a year into their 70's and 80's. It has to end though and it should not mean that you're not among the most fit for your age group. If you rode 2K per...
05-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,959
Posted By Champlaincycler

So here's some of my experience with bike shops....

So here's some of my experience with bike shops. If I call and ask for some service and say that it's not urgent, or if there's some sort of recall, they will sometimes promise a return call when...
11-19-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,620
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm 67, rode 2300 miles this year Many here, my...

I'm 67, rode 2300 miles this year Many here, my age and older have done lots more. Cycling will be one of the last things I give up. Sold my sailboat last year, just too old and stiff to be...
07-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks for all the great pics and ride reports. ...

Thanks for all the great pics and ride reports. You are an exceptional rider, and I'm taken by your wife's willingness to support and find some things to do on her own while you're riding. I think...
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