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Forum: Touring
04-02-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,684
Posted By JoeMan

Lots of very sweet trips on this post. For me: a...

Lots of very sweet trips on this post. For me: a bunch of overnighters here in Oregon and the Florida Keys. Hope to retire (again) January 2018.
05-24-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 45,388
Posted By JoeMan

I do seated and standing calve raises at the gym....

I do seated and standing calve raises at the gym. I also do leg sleds and leg extensions. Plus hamstring curls. I have increased the poundage incrementally and have seen significant results in size,...
05-24-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By JoeMan

Yep the Rippetoe book gl98115 recommended is a...

Yep the Rippetoe book gl98115 recommended is a solid text on increasing overall strength.
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,258
Posted By JoeMan

492764 I have not done any long tours but I...

492764
I have not done any long tours but I often take my Olympus OM 2n film camera along loaded with B/W film on 4 - 5 day weekend tours.
10-20-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By JoeMan

Why Every Athlete Should Do Farmer's Walks |...

Why Every Athlete Should Do Farmer's Walks | STACK (http://www.stack.com/2015/06/12/farmers-walks/)

This an excellent exercise for overall strength and endurance.
08-06-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,097
Posted By JoeMan

For me staying lean allows me to feel great, be...

For me staying lean allows me to feel great, be strong and reduce my risk for chronic diseases.
08-06-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,675
Posted By JoeMan

I still ride regularly on my MTB and road bike. I...

I still ride regularly on my MTB and road bike. I will do a 48 miler tomorrow. Cycling helps me keep my body weight low and edurance high. I am also an avid swimmer. I regularly do weight training. I...
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,592
Posted By JoeMan

458755 My 2007 REI Safari is a great touring...

458755
My 2007 REI Safari is a great touring bike in the classic design. 26", disc brake, aluminum frame. I have upgraded a few components over the years. This a dependable and sturdy touring bike...
06-15-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By JoeMan

I have done several self routed gravel/dirt...

I have done several self routed gravel/dirt centuries in Nevada and Oregon. I try to keep my body weight low. Pro Peloton riders, for example, are 2.0 to 2.2 lbs per inch of height. For my back...
06-09-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
Posted By JoeMan

https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/comp...

https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/

I have used these to good effect on my hard tail MTB on both loose and compacted gravel. Pricey but a great ride.
06-09-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,997
Posted By JoeMan

For me it is a lot of no's to keep my weight low....

For me it is a lot of no's to keep my weight low. No booze, no bread, no ice cream etc. Yes to fruit, plain yogurt, burgers with the bun etc. Pro riders try to stay at 2.0 to 2.2 lbs per inch of...
06-09-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By JoeMan

Yep I do toe raises at the gym both seated and...

Yep I do toe raises at the gym both seated and standing since they work different muscles and have increased my endurance, strength and size of my calves.
Forum: Touring
11-13-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,925
Posted By JoeMan

417583 If you can find a used Safari you will...

417583
If you can find a used Safari you will not go wrong.
11-11-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 86,427
Posted By JoeMan

I use the 1Up trainer in the winter ...

I use the 1Up trainer in the winter http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html (http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html)

In order to maintain upper body strength I do a variety of lifts...
07-15-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 27,068
Posted By JoeMan

Yep riding and lifting go together. Leg sleds...

Yep riding and lifting go together. Leg sleds have really helped me improve my MTB skills and endurance.
07-15-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,596
Posted By JoeMan

Age 67. Work part time at an interesting and...

Age 67. Work part time at an interesting and complex job. I ride often both MTB and road.
My strength and endurance remain good. I can still do 10 strict tactical pull ups.
06-06-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By JoeMan

I have found that leg sleds and squats at the gym...

I have found that leg sleds and squats at the gym this winter have helped increase my endurance and speed.
06-06-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By JoeMan

Good choice. I feel working out at the club makes...

Good choice. I feel working out at the club makes me a stronger cyclist and in general fitter.
Two of my favorite exercises are pull ups to work my upper back and leg sleds to build strength in my...
Forum: Touring
05-23-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By JoeMan

This outfit has scads of tires to choose from at...

This outfit has scads of tires to choose from at decent prices
BikeTiresDirect.com - Discount bicycle tires, components and accessories (http://www.biketiresdirect.com)
Forum: Touring
05-23-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,507
Posted By JoeMan

I have the good fortune to live in Oregon. I...

I have the good fortune to live in Oregon. I often ride sections of the Pacific Coast Bike Route. Oregon has many state parks along the way that have hiker/biker areas. I always ride N to S.
Forum: Touring
10-12-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By JoeMan

Yep agreed disc brakes are great. I have them...

Yep agreed disc brakes are great. I have them (BB7)on my 2007 REI Safari. With front panniers and a BoB trailer attached stopping is not a problem going downhill.
10-11-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By JoeMan

Well for me when I am not riding it is what I...

Well for me when I am not riding it is what I don't eat and drink: no beer, no cheese and no desserts.
10-10-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By JoeMan

With all that climbing losing a bit more weight...

With all that climbing losing a bit more weight might help your endurance and speed. The pros ride at 2 lbs per inch of height during the racing season. Also some leg work in the gym - squats and...
10-10-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,602
Posted By JoeMan

Yep "never ever give up up" is so utterly true. I...

Yep "never ever give up up" is so utterly true. I love cycling. It keeps me fit for life.
Forum: Touring
10-06-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By JoeMan

My strategies for prepping for hill climbs with a...

My strategies for prepping for hill climbs with a loaded bike besides intervals and long rides is to keep my weight as low as I can and hit the gym for squats, leg sleds, hamstring curls and calf...
Forum: Touring
10-05-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By JoeMan

Some excellent advise here. Yep I learned about...

Some excellent advise here. Yep I learned about butt muscle prep the hard way!
Two things, besides riding of course, have made my hill climbing abilities better; keeping my weight low and squats.
10-05-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By JoeMan

I have been using this trainer: ...

I have been using this trainer:

http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html

I bought it used off of Craigslist.
Forum: Touring
10-05-13, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By JoeMan

I got rid of my TV in 1983. This has helped me be...

I got rid of my TV in 1983. This has helped me be more active.
Forum: Touring
09-29-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By JoeMan

I would like to ride the Kokopelli Trail in the ...

I would like to ride the Kokopelli Trail in the spring of 2104.
This is a MTB tour that runs from CO into UT.
It is a little over 140 miles long. It is a perfect trail to try out ultra light...
09-04-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By JoeMan

I like to do both for overall strength and...

I like to do both for overall strength and fitness. I tend to do shorter workouts in the summer at the gym. I focus on strength building exercises like squats, calf exercises, pull ups, chin ups, and...
07-25-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By JoeMan

Lift weights, use bike trainer in basement,...

Lift weights, use bike trainer in basement, indoor archery, swim twice a week and go winter steelhead fishing!
07-25-13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By JoeMan

I really like both road and MTB for different...

I really like both road and MTB for different reasons. MTB to me is much less formal than road cycling.
I love the solitude and the varied bike skills involved on a long MTB ride. For example, slow...
07-25-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,635
Posted By JoeMan

The question is who didn't cheat?

The question is who didn't cheat?
07-21-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,828
Posted By JoeMan

66 yrs. 5 - 8. I try to keep my weight @ 2 to 2.1...

66 yrs. 5 - 8. I try to keep my weight @ 2 to 2.1 lbs per inch of height.
I weigh 141 today.
My 50 milers are at an average of 14 mph. Modest but long hills.
07-21-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,365
Posted By JoeMan

I would echo others comments about getting into...

I would echo others comments about getting into the gym for front and back squats as well as dead lifts to increase your hill climbing prowess.
07-21-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By JoeMan

They could divide up the grand tours between them...

They could divide up the grand tours between them next year.
07-21-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By JoeMan

Very nicely done!

Very nicely done!
07-19-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By JoeMan

Michał Kwiatkowski

This young Polish cyclist is impressive. Still in the top 10 (#10).
There are quite a few young guns in this Tour.
This bodes well for professional cycling.
07-08-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By JoeMan

I don't make it complicated. I do squats, dead...

I don't make it complicated. I do squats, dead lifts, pull ups and bench presses. These are compound exercises that work multiple muscles. For strength I lift heavier weights lower reps. I keep my...
07-03-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By JoeMan

Since cycling is not the only activity many...

Since cycling is not the only activity many cyclists participate in I would suggest that weight training is essential to all around strength and fitness. Just doing the basic strength exercises like...
06-29-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,047
Posted By JoeMan

I am a member of a Nautilus Gym and like that...

I am a member of a Nautilus Gym and like that they have free weights. I can work out using barbells and dumbbells to increase my strength. Having a squat rack is especially useful. In addition, they...
06-29-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,785
Posted By JoeMan

195 races in a year? Today's peloton hasn't got a...

195 races in a year? Today's peloton hasn't got a clue!
06-24-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,909
Posted By JoeMan

5 ft 8 inches. I try to keep my weight what the...

5 ft 8 inches. I try to keep my weight what the pro peloton does - 2.1 pounds per inch of height.
My Cannondale F1 is no lightweight so I want to keep my own weight low to be a better climber.
I...
06-14-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,353
Posted By JoeMan

Amen brother!

Amen brother!
06-04-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,749
Posted By JoeMan

Yep - eat less - exercise more is the answer to...

Yep - eat less - exercise more is the answer to weight loss.
No booze helps me stay leaner.
I try to keep my weight at 2.1 pounds per inch of height.
My best overall core exercise is the pull up....
Forum: Touring
06-04-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By JoeMan

I do a lot of gravel road riding with 32 spoke...

I do a lot of gravel road riding with 32 spoke wheels. I keep my pannier weight modest and I keep my body weight low. 2.1 pounds per inch of height. I am riding on 26 rims with Tioga Psycho Genius...
Forum: Touring
06-02-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By JoeMan

If you have an Iphone you may not need to buy a...

If you have an Iphone you may not need to buy a dedicated GPS.
You can buy an app such as Gaia GPS or GPS Kit.
These apps have many many great features for cycle tourers.
Forum: Touring
06-02-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,148
Posted By JoeMan

For MTB type touring you will not be disappointed...

For MTB type touring you will not be disappointed in the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Canada to Mexico.
05-24-13, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By JoeMan

The vest might come in handy for doing weighted...

The vest might come in handy for doing weighted pull ups or chin ups.
Target those lats which are part of the core.
Forum: Touring
05-24-13, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By JoeMan

Go for it dude! The details will work themselves...

Go for it dude! The details will work themselves out on the road. Anymore there is a scad of riders on your route to keep you company. Enjoy Oregon's grand state parks!
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