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10-20-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 395
Posted By wolfchild

Game Changers is a vegetarian propaganda .A bunch...

Game Changers is a vegetarian propaganda .A bunch of famous celebrities getting paid big $$$ to use their influence and popularity to spread some ideological nonsense....China Study is a bunch of...
10-20-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 395
Posted By scottfsmith

Humans are engineered to last 55 years, that is...

Humans are engineered to last 55 years, that is through reproduction and child-rearing. After that point we are pretty much junk as far as evolution is concerned, our evolutionary purpose has been...
10-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

Even I have forgotten about steroids and their...

Even I have forgotten about steroids and their use by some body builders. Yes, that was also one of my suspicions about my co-worker. To see the before and after image of him was quite a difference...
10-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 395
Posted By scottfsmith

A few months ago I removed red meat (and some...

A few months ago I removed red meat (and some other heart-unhealthy things) from my diet. I'm a believer in real foods as opposed to supplements, so I replaced it with canned sardines and (more)...
10-20-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 395
Posted By GhostRider62

Low protein intake is associated with poor bone...

Low protein intake is associated with poor bone strength. Break a hip in the golden years and the chance of death over the next 12 months is 1 in 3. It took me 2 years to reverse osteoporosis and...
10-19-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 395
Posted By cyclezen

back to the OP's topic...I've been very on both...

back to the OP's topic...I've been very on both sides of the fence for this. In many ways most of us 'seem' to have adequate protein, not only to sustain health, but allow for high energy work and...
10-18-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By DaveLeeNC

CFB, in my experience without lots of serious...

CFB, in my experience without lots of serious exercise I will gain weight UNLESS I am periodically hungry. Once I get my daily calorie burn up into the 1000+ calorie range, I can pretty much avoid...
10-18-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,078
Posted By cyclezen

.... .... so a question to answer a...

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so a question to answer a question... Are you being Rhetorical or are you really asking these Questions ???
Are you planning about things you MAY NOT or WON'T be able to do OR are you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,650
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am using Orange Seal Sub-Zero, which they give...

I am using Orange Seal Sub-Zero, which they give the lowest puncture sealing rating and it has sealed all the tire punctures I have had. One of them (a front tire puncture) I was aware of sealant...
10-12-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That sounds like a hard no to me.

That sounds like a hard no to me.
10-12-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,078
Posted By blacknbluebikes

great bike. you'll probably never change it.

great bike. you'll probably never change it.
10-12-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By rumrunn6

I think the other thing that triggers metabolism...

I think the other thing that triggers metabolism is eating. not necessarily a "meal" (or junk) but like a small mid-day snack of a hard boiled egg & apple, for example. whereas fasting slows the...
10-10-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By gobicycling

Summary at 82yo

Next month I will be 82yo. About 40-50% of high school friends are no longer with us. I put together a listing of all the "ailments" I have accumulated and are pretty much still with me, one way or...
10-06-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,178
Posted By rumrunn6

regarding how you "look" I remember cross...

regarding how you "look" I remember cross training for a body transformation culminating back in 2009-2010. I was lucky for several years to have the time & freedom to pursue learning to swim laps on...
10-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Clem von Jones

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can...

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can keep sitting and reach the ground with your foot. You have to get off the saddle and stand when you come to a stop. That's how cycling is. Maybe toy...
10-01-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By zjrog

Cardiologist discharged me!

Cardiologist discharged me today. After she scared the devil out of me 3 years ago... And, cleared me for whatever heart rate in exercise I can tolerate... I'm 58, and 140 pounds lighter than 3 years...
09-30-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,007
Posted By Rolla

Hate 'em. I'd much rather wear a cap with a short...

Hate 'em. I'd much rather wear a cap with a short brim under my helmet if I need the sunshade.
09-27-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
Posted By cyccommute

Sounding a bit like a broken record here, but I...

Sounding a bit like a broken record here, but I suspect the woman put down her left foot for the same reason my wife does. Itís due to riding bikes that are far too tall for them. I put down my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,555
Posted By rsbob

Don’t mind or care if someone drafts me. However...

Don’t mind or care if someone drafts me. However i do feel responsible for pointing out hazards. If they are there long enough, I will swing behind them so they can take a pull. Grass, gas or @$$,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By base2

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although...

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although spoke loading is 100% the problem.

The thing is, is that rim manufacturers build their rims with a target tension in mind. 110 to 130 kg/f is one...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,829
Posted By unterhausen

Ever since the advent of tubeless tires and...

Ever since the advent of tubeless tires and tubeless ready rims, I have been putting the last bit of bead in place at the valve. Yes, you have to push the valve in so that the tube isn't stuck, but...
09-15-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,910
Posted By jonathanf2

I posted this back in June and I've been hill...

I posted this back in June and I've been hill climbing every week since then, plus going on group rides with other hill climbers. My climbing and endurance has drastically improved. I still go to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,708
Posted By tomato coupe

Half-wheelers are no different than cyclists who...

Half-wheelers are no different than cyclists who accelerate when they reach the front of a rotating pace line. Just let them go -- they'll figure it out after they find themselves alone a few times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,708
Posted By big john

A key to enjoying group rides is finding the...

A key to enjoying group rides is finding the right group. When you do, it's waaayy better than always riding alone. Riding alone is ok but riding with friends adds so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,708
Posted By genejockey

It's a dick move. You're pretending you want to...

It's a dick move. You're pretending you want to ride WITH somebody, but then you actually ride AGAINST them. Not every ride is a race.
08-25-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,982
Posted By gobicycling

Individuals with disabilities have a particularly...

Individuals with disabilities have a particularly hard time on the medical hospital issue. Some MDS think that someone else's life is not of a high enough quality to work hard to save them. My son is...
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By gobicycling

Teeny, Teeny, Tiny Tris

In my low 80's, one of my challenging activities is teeny, teeny, tiny tris. This is a 45 minute swim, about a 1.5 mile walk (can't run much any more), and a 10 mile ride, all in the same morning....
08-16-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Iride01

Might be that your saddle is too high and you are...

Might be that your saddle is too high and you are correcting that on the bike by favoring one side or leg. And of course if you aren't attentive to what your body is telling you, then maybe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By guachi

I get lower back pain when I ride on the aerobars...

I get lower back pain when I ride on the aerobars for extended periods (30+ minutes). Finding an excuse to get on the hoods and arch my back usually does the trick after being hunched over.

I have...
08-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,655
Posted By GhostRider62

As a youngster, I met an "elderly" American...

As a youngster, I met an "elderly" American couple touring France on a tandem. They lamented only being able to ride 40-60 miles per day and having to take rest days and enjoy the museums, etc. ...
08-11-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,109
Posted By terrymorse

I don't know for sure if it makes me stronger,...

I don't know for sure if it makes me stronger, but when I intentionally push a big gear up hills, my muscles are sore the next day.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,723
Posted By rsbob

It’s good to know you were never young and dumb. ...

It’s good to know you were never young and dumb.

OP, I used to ride with similar groups but left after I determined their actions to be reckless and unsafe. The amount of testosterone fueled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,723
Posted By kcjc

Sorry, not feeling sorry for her if she was...

Sorry, not feeling sorry for her if she was wearing earphones. I feel sorry for the rest that went down because of her and hope they get her to pay for the damages. If the ride is so dangerous, why...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,723
Posted By burnthesheep

The #1 issue I have with the weekend group rides...

The #1 issue I have with the weekend group rides I see around town is a lack of discipline WRT holding a paceline or rotation. These 50+ person groups overlap wheels, ride 3 and 4 wide when pulling...
08-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,655
Posted By MinnMan

Regarding the point of the OP. Hell yeah, I'm...

Regarding the point of the OP. Hell yeah, I'm going to ride. Maybe there's a small added risk to my heart, but there's surely an even bigger risk of serious injury in a crash. Not that I'm reckless-...
08-09-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,161
Posted By pdlamb

You probably know this, but finding a shady spot...

You probably know this, but finding a shady spot to fix a flat makes a huge difference. One of my "best" flats was just over a mile from work on a day that was already pushing 90F (and it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,986
Posted By datlas

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,986
Posted By mattcalifornia

I agree with much of your post, but want to...

I agree with much of your post, but want to address the quoted paragraph above. Spin class (including Peloton) is not really intended to be a substitute for a road bike. It is a different kind of...
08-02-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Iride01

Slight differences in bar and stem reach, crank...

Slight differences in bar and stem reach, crank length and lots of other things will change how even the same exact frame feel too you.

There really is no standards document that says a 50cm frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,738
Posted By Gunther20

I was 10 or 11 when I found the March 1985...

I was 10 or 11 when I found the March 1985 Penthouse magazine in a ditch while riding my bike. Simultaneously, I became both more and less interested in cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,738
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is the content I come here for. :love:

This is the content I come here for. :love:
07-29-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,982
Posted By GhostRider62

I am closer to 60 than 70, so, I have that going...

I am closer to 60 than 70, so, I have that going for me. From age 35 onwards, aerobic capacity declines. Less if we exercise vigorously, more if we lay on the couch. Some of the best estimates...
07-28-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By downtube42

Old school thinking is to start with KOPS to...

Old school thinking is to start with KOPS to dictate saddle setback and height, and use stem length and height. Deviating from KOPS is taboo.

New school thinking is KOPS is meaningless except as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,944
Posted By Broctoon

Fair enough. I don't disagree with anything...

Fair enough. I don't disagree with anything you're saying here.

My "False" claim was in response to the overstatement that "Nobody really pulls on their pedals unless they want to injure...
Replies: 82
Views: 3,402
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The people doing the efficiency studies usually...

The people doing the efficiency studies usually bought new equipment. And most Rohloff owners will tell you that their hubs got smoother over time. And I think there was some change in the seals that...
07-22-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,782
Posted By merlinextraligh

Philly, IMHO, you don’t need to stress this. I...

Philly,
IMHO, you don’t need to stress this. I appreciate the analysis here, and I think I even kind of follow it. My takeaway based on reading the thread, and now close to a decade of using gates...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,379
Posted By MinnMan

A power meter, without structured training? Musings after a couple of years.

First off, unless you do structured training, I do not think that anybody actually needs a power meter. I have had a PM for a couple of years, without aspirations for structured training Ė itís a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,727
Posted By terrymorse

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear...

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear wheel begins to lift off the pavement. At that point, the rear brake is useless.
07-20-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Iride01

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never...

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never really correct rules of thumb and stuff from the 70's and 80's being touted as absolutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,789
Posted By big john

I've done that, just yell out because there is no...

I've done that, just yell out because there is no time to point.
It also sucks when a rider ahead hits a rock and it is rolling around when I get there.
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