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09-21-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 543
Posted By Champlaincycler

Got flu and moderna booster 2 days back, one in...

Got flu and moderna booster 2 days back, one in each arm. I've never had a reaction to a flu shot (yearly) or a covid vaccine. This time around though, a fever for a day and muscle soreness. Almost...
09-17-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
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: 752
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...
08-29-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By Champlaincycler

I did have it in my elbow. Before my gout...

I did have it in my elbow. Before my gout diagnosis , caused by a very swollen knee, I'd had a swollen, reddened, and warm right elbow off and on for a bit. Figured it was from ageing and use but...
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...
07-29-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By Champlaincycler

You could drill new holes in the center of your...

You could drill new holes in the center of your mounting plate in a vertical line say 2" from top and bottom, use 3" screws into just one stud and call it good. I'm certain that would hold 100 lbs or...
07-25-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Champlaincycler

As it happens, I've a carbon Diverge that had...

As it happens, I've a carbon Diverge that had some real scratches after spending the winter on a bike rack while we were rv'ing around the US. Went to a recommended auto parts store for paint. They...
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...
05-23-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,264
Posted By Champlaincycler

[QUOTE=A350driver;22516059]When I transitioned...

[QUOTE=A350driver;22516059]When I transitioned from running to riding 40 years ago, I once said to a coach, “I just don’t feel like I’m working as hard on the bike as when I’m running….”

He said,...
04-27-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,109
Posted By Champlaincycler

Rolla, I don't think we're disagreeing. But,...

Rolla,
I don't think we're disagreeing. But, the last comment about dino's was missing the point entirely. Isn't this about having a choice about how to run your business or to where you want to...
04-27-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,109
Posted By Champlaincycler

Curious as to how some of you know that...

Curious as to how some of you know that fraudulent checks are a bigger risk than bad CC's. Could be true, just don't see it in the rural areas I frequent. I'm a retired cabinetmaker that builds...
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...
01-08-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks for the reply, Spent some time this...

Thanks for the reply,
Spent some time this afternoon trying to decipher info from Wahoo Systm. You're right about doing a fitness test, will do one tomorrow. Also read that the ride I did was just...
01-08-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Champlaincycler

Wahoo system, first ride

Bought a kickr a month back. At first just loaded the Wahoo app on my phone and watched you tube. I'm now signed up for a free trial of the Wahoo System, btw they now give you 2 months, Anyway, did...
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...
12-11-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm so in awe of those of you that ride that...

I'm so in awe of those of you that ride that much. Requires much more discipline than I have. I avg around 2500, not counting inside. I do 2-3 hard months, get bored so do 2 easier during the...
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...
11-29-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Champlaincycler

As Daywood has, we've traveled Florida a few...

As Daywood has, we've traveled Florida a few times with travel trailer in tow. For me, used to roads with little traffic , road riding was hit or miss, but for those used to riding with some traffic...
11-15-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Champlaincycler

Went for a ride the day after the first post....

Went for a ride the day after the first post. Seemed to be looking straight down for the most part, a bit left but not as bad. Slid to the right on the saddle so my left cheek took more weight. I...
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.
11-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Champlaincycler

I guess I've a ways to go for enlightenment....

I guess I've a ways to go for enlightenment. Thanks.
11-07-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Champlaincycler

Thanks, I could stand to work on flexibility as...

Thanks,
I could stand to work on flexibility as I'm thinking this is a spine issue or a neck out of alignment. I have to do too much to correct for it on the bike, not real concerned but it does...
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...
10-21-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,035
Posted By Champlaincycler

I've had neck issues for almost 30 years, am 68...

I've had neck issues for almost 30 years, am 68 now. Used to be a lot more painful but has evolved to where it mostly limits my mobility. Still, can't imagine riding anything but drop bars, mine are...
10-21-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,388
Posted By Champlaincycler

I have a Diverge and am also old (68). I ride it...

I have a Diverge and am also old (68). I ride it 75% of the time. It's weird but I didn't like it a lot at first but grew to love it, made some adjustments, stem, seat position etc. In trying to make...
10-12-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Champlaincycler

Back when I golfed, a sport I gave up long ago,...

Back when I golfed, a sport I gave up long ago, I'd find Sunday afternoons to be the perfect time for solo rounds. Could take my time, drop a couple of balls to hit and practice with.
09-19-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm with Surac, love my knee warmers. I also have...

I'm with Surac, love my knee warmers. I also have a very thin/light windbreaker that I can squeeze into one of those cases that fit into an extra water bottle holder,...
09-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,548
Posted By Champlaincycler

After your first flat with through axles, you'll...

After your first flat with through axles, you'll remember to bring the appropriate allen wrench. Especially if you're deep in the Adirondacks with no cell service. Just sayin.
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...
08-26-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By Champlaincycler

Fast is not a word I associate with, if I can do...

Fast is not a word I associate with, if I can do 15 mph over 30 miles then I'm killing it. I have a Diverge and a road bike and for me there is no difference in speed. Road bike is 4-5 lbs. lighter...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,946
Posted By Champlaincycler

I bought a 1989 Cannondale race bike for $50 to...

I bought a 1989 Cannondale race bike for $50 to use on my trainer. Had to add a riser stem as it had a ridiculous saddle to bar drop for this old man. I like it so much that I take it out on the road...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By Champlaincycler

The saying "You can't get there from Here",...

The saying "You can't get there from Here", likely had to do with going east/west in New England. That being said, there are some decent roads. Rt 2 goes from Bangor, Me through NH and VT and ends...
06-29-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,674
Posted By Champlaincycler

Have avoided this thread until now, just a lot of...

Have avoided this thread until now, just a lot of posts and a fair amount of reading. Just read all the way through. Lots of thoughtful reasons to stick with tubes or go tubeless, most having to do...
06-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,795
Posted By Champlaincycler

Find something different to do as it seems you're...

Find something different to do as it seems you're a bit burnt on cycling. Rowing, hiking, kayaking, walking ,running, swimming in the lake, playing ball with the kids, on and on. Just start doing...
06-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,244
Posted By Champlaincycler

I can still remember my sophomore year of...

I can still remember my sophomore year of HS,68-69 school year. A Biology teacher started to rag on the wrong kid for wearing loafers without socks. After some not so friendly exchanges, they had a...
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
06-08-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By Champlaincycler

You don't have to be fat, or young (68 here). I...

You don't have to be fat, or young (68 here). I lost 20 + lbs. this winter and my new skinny rear end wants to slide further back without all that natural padding. Adjusted seat forward, played with...
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.
05-05-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Champlaincycler

I'm the opposite. No gym for me, but all winter...

I'm the opposite. No gym for me, but all winter at home riding on a dumb trainer one day, rowing machine the next for 45-60 minutes, watching you tube training videos. Its not like outdoor cycling,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,428
Posted By Champlaincycler

Got bit by a dog on the hand as I was...

Got bit by a dog on the hand as I was dismounting. Two decent punctures on the outside of hand, top and bottom. Gloves would have helped, I make sure to wear them now.
03-07-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,241
Posted By Champlaincycler

"My Max rates jumped to as high as 197 with the...

"My Max rates jumped to as high as 197 with the average of these in the mid 180s. I did not notice any shortness of breath or fatigue or other indicators of heart issues so without the HRM I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,632
Posted By Champlaincycler

Diverge with 38's will be fine. I ride an easy...

Diverge with 38's will be fine. I ride an easy solo century each summer as a birthday ride. I'm old (68) with a creaky neck , wide tires and future shock sure do make for a comfy ride. I bought 32's...
02-05-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By Champlaincycler

I have a Kurt Kinetic that I use every other day...

I have a Kurt Kinetic that I use every other day for 45 minutes or so. I watch HIIT training sessions on youtube. I do alternate days with a rowing machine that I much prefer, also do youtube...
01-02-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By Champlaincycler

I believe the trail is mostly roads and the trail...

I believe the trail is mostly roads and the trail is simply signage and some markings to alert motorists that bikes may be on the road. JPPE, you rode some of the northern section on the FANY ride . ...
01-01-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,856
Posted By Champlaincycler

Got my first 20 miles of 2021 in today. 30...

Got my first 20 miles of 2021 in today. 30 degrees with some hints of sunshine and very little wind. I'll ride down to mid 20's or so but the sun has to be shining and wind needs to be minimal. I'm...
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