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04-21-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,346
Posted By aclass

Bikerex, not that it matters but how is your...

Bikerex, not that it matters but how is your breathing whenever your ticker reaches the 180 mark?
I'm 54 and can reach 180 on a tough climb but my cardio is not pretty when it happens. I'm...
03-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By aclass

Okay! I take it back. But with all due respect,...

Okay! I take it back. But with all due respect, getting under 300lbs with a free bar and performing a legite squat is quite the big deal to me. 4 plates is epic, 3 plates is still out of touch for...
03-09-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,693
Posted By aclass

A little off the "cycling" topic but during my...

A little off the "cycling" topic but during my college years I worked for the Highway Dept during the Summer months. Each Friday and again on Monday I was the lucky one who got to do the "dead run"...
03-09-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By aclass

As someone who once had ambitions of body ...

As someone who once had ambitions of body building but now a much lighter cyclists, I doubt very seriously there is a cyclists alive who can legitimately squat 300lbs. Quite frankly, there arent...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19,380
Views: 4,062,284
Posted By aclass

My first ever set of carbon wheels. What a nice...

My first ever set of carbon wheels. What a nice difference and especially in the ride quality.
03-05-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By aclass

I truly enjoy my Garmin cycling computer and all...

I truly enjoy my Garmin cycling computer and all that it has to offer. I bought my first power meter this year and it opened up an entirely new set of enlightening metrics. Makes the cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,587
Posted By aclass

^^ this ^^

^^ this ^^
02-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By aclass

It's bad enough that the general public see me in...

It's bad enough that the general public see me in a pair of tight bike shorts. So that would be a NO
02-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By aclass

I have a 520 plus and love it but it's my first...

I have a 520 plus and love it but it's my first smart computer so nothing to compare it against.
Everything works fine and I've had no communication issues.
02-20-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,165
Posted By aclass

Not sure the order for me but I know my ass and...

Not sure the order for me but I know my ass and legs are dead f'in last!
Look like a death camp survivor in a pair of jeans.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By aclass

I've put about 7500 miles on my Lakes and they've...

I've put about 7500 miles on my Lakes and they've been really good. Recently bought a pair of Sidi genius and like them better than the Lakes as far as comfort and fit.
Probably not apples to...
Forum: Foo
02-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,225
Posted By aclass

NASCAR driving experience at Charlotte Motor...

NASCAR driving experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Averaged 151mph. Ridiculous fun!
12-18-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,044
Posted By aclass

Got honked at this past weekend. On a back road...

Got honked at this past weekend.
On a back road and was in the middle of my lane when a toyota pickup came around a curve straddling the yellow line and clearly breaking the posted speed limit. ...
11-16-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,288
Posted By aclass

REI has the Saris H3 with 25% off so I picked one...

REI has the Saris H3 with 25% off so I picked one up yesterday. Hoping to make the indoor riding a little more interesting and save my back tire by graduating from a Kinetic semi dumb trainer.
04-15-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By aclass

Very true. Gaining muscle (or even keeping) and...

Very true. Gaining muscle (or even keeping) and losing fat is extremely hard to accomplish. At least it is for my genetically unfortunate physique.
Bottom line is, never give up! it's a constant...
04-13-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By aclass

Nice!! NBD for me as well. Specialized Tarmac,...

Nice!! NBD for me as well. Specialized Tarmac, love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By aclass

How do you like your rear radar light??

How do you like your rear radar light??
04-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 587,793
Posted By aclass

New Bike Day. Specialized Tarmac Comp...

New Bike Day. Specialized Tarmac Comp https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2391_041c8b5000f98da50516470cf6d2db00a38561af.jpg...
04-04-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By aclass

My heart rate always runs higher than my riding...

My heart rate always runs higher than my riding friends but that's probably due to being a Clydesdale. I can often get my HR to 179 on a 2.4 mile climb at a nearby ski slope and it is a near death...
03-13-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,678
Posted By aclass

Santa Claus brought me a 520+ this year and I had...

Santa Claus brought me a 520+ this year and I had a lot of trouble initially. As of late, I just open the Garmin connect on my phone, power up the 520 and take off. Zero issues the past 20 rides.
03-12-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,592
Posted By aclass

I'm 52 and wear a HRM religiously during running...

I'm 52 and wear a HRM religiously during running and cycling. If I were physically able to ignore the respiratory fatigue and physical misery to force my heart past 180 I think I would literally die...
03-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,171
Posted By aclass

Reddish is very close and we do it several times...

Reddish is very close and we do it several times a year. ANY time you conquer reddish knob then it is time to celebrate. Nicely done.
02-19-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,272
Posted By aclass

Wow! I would have to believe you are an...

Wow! I would have to believe you are an outlier. This is not possible for me.
02-14-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By aclass

Quite frankly you cant go wrong with either. The...

Quite frankly you cant go wrong with either. The BRP in NC offers awesome views of peak after peak while the SNP will provide views of valleys and peaks in the distance. One thing about the SNP,...
02-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By aclass

Thanks for the link! Disappointed to see that...

Thanks for the link! Disappointed to see that 2XL is the smallest they offer. I'm on the lower end of the Clydesdale scale so a 2XL will be too big for me.
02-09-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By aclass

If I knew where to buy one of these, I'd totally...

If I knew where to buy one of these, I'd totally wear it.
02-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,473
Posted By aclass

Keep it in my Transit saddle bag. Got caught in a...

Keep it in my Transit saddle bag. Got caught in a couple of frog stranglers last year and the phone was bone dry.
01-31-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By aclass

Hard indeed. A willing mind and uncooperative...

Hard indeed. A willing mind and uncooperative body is a tough pill to swallow.

53 here and still lifting weights often(4 days/week) but the heavy days are over. I'd like to be faster on the bike...
01-31-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By aclass

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
01-17-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,632
Posted By aclass

If the 220-age is a conjecture, then how does one...

If the 220-age is a conjecture, then how does one go about determining their individual Max HR?
01-12-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,663
Posted By aclass

I am genetically programmed to be fat so I've...

I am genetically programmed to be fat so I've taken up cycling to battle the bulge. I did not realize how addicting the sport would become. I enjoy/hate a long challenging ride as well as a short...
01-12-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,632
Posted By aclass

Interesting information in some of the responses....

Interesting information in some of the responses.
I've often wondered why my cycling buddies can climb beside me with a much less heart rate than I experience. I consider myself rather fit but I can...
01-03-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,259
Posted By aclass

I had to laugh when I read the topic. Santa Claus...

I had to laugh when I read the topic. Santa Claus brought me the same computer and I've spent more time studying the manual and pushing buttons than I have riding. Finally getting things somewhat...
12-12-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 491,675
Posted By aclass

DeceptivelySlow, are you in VA? I'm very...

DeceptivelySlow, are you in VA? I'm very close to the Skyline Drive and spend a lot of time up there.
10-26-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By aclass

I have a pair of Sidi mega and also a pair of...

I have a pair of Sidi mega and also a pair of Lake wide road shoe. The sidi has more room.
I've actually taken the Lake to a shoe repair store and had them stretched. The sidi seems to have more...
06-05-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,501
Posted By aclass

6'2" and my bike is 58. I could probably go 60...

6'2" and my bike is 58. I could probably go 60 but definitely not smaller.
04-17-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,640
Posted By aclass

Compressionsale.com is another source for a...

Compressionsale.com is another source for a plethora of information regarding the issue. Online ordering also.

10-20mmhg of compression is like a tight pair of socks
30-40mmhg compressions is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By aclass

That is a nice bike indeed.

That is a nice bike indeed.
04-01-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By aclass

Size is Large

Size is Large
03-31-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By aclass

I have a seemewear long sleeve windbreaker that...

I have a seemewear long sleeve windbreaker that doesnt fit me right so I'm looking to sell. I'm 6'3" 212 and it's too large around my waist and too small at my arms. Sounds like it may be perfect for...
03-28-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By aclass

I'm also a newbie on this topic with a big ass. ...

I'm also a newbie on this topic with a big ass. But dealing with the issue long enough that I've learned cheap shorts are cheap. I've purchased a couple of quality shorts at and above the $100 mark...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,095
Posted By aclass

I've been looking at upgrading my wheels also....

I've been looking at upgrading my wheels also. The information is overwhelming. I'm now understanding that I've once again taken up another expensive habit.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,170
Posted By aclass

This is probably a stupid question and I hope...

This is probably a stupid question and I hope it's okay to be a rookie but when looking to upgrade wheels, what do you look for to ensure they'll fit your existing bike other than the size?
01-11-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By aclass

I should have been more clear. I always wear...

I should have been more clear. I always wear glasses but my normal cycling glasses arent cutting it in the cold.
01-10-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By aclass

What do you guys do about your eyes in cold...

What do you guys do about your eyes in cold weather?
When I ride in the 20s 30s it really hurts my eyes and I need to fix this.
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