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07-24-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By gattm99

Iride01 That's funny you mention that, he asked,...

Iride01 That's funny you mention that, he asked, "WHy are you trying to get your heart rate so high? What exactly are you trying to do on your bike, is this competitive." I told him not exactly...
07-24-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By gattm99

My ongoing Heart Saga

Several years back I posted here looking for answers about a persistent problem. On many days I struggle to get my heart rate up. At about 75% of max or 140/182 I feel destroyed, my left arm starts...
04-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,545
Posted By gattm99

can you please reveal these two medicines?

can you please reveal these two medicines?
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By gattm99

Has COVID-19 changed your plans?

So I was all fired up to do XOBA again this year, it's a small cross Ohio ride that I did last year and one of the most laid back and fun supported tours I've ever done. I think just about every...
03-23-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gattm99

Carbonfiberboy Thanks again! Tightness in the...

Carbonfiberboy Thanks again! Tightness in the chest is something I've always thought was related to my heart.

Iride01 I'm eating completely normally which means way to many carbs LOL. I can...
03-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gattm99

It's still really early but I'm happy to say I've...

It's still really early but I'm happy to say I've been feeling really good the last few days. I got on the trainer 5 days ago and tried to really focus on what felt wrong compared to the few days...
03-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gattm99

I think this gets to the matter of what I'm...

I think this gets to the matter of what I'm trying to figure out. Am I just tired? Why am I tired? I've got 21 hours in the last 20 days. Would being tired account for my chest tightness and slow...
03-19-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gattm99

I saw a doctor about this about a year ago for...

I saw a doctor about this about a year ago for shortness of breath and chest/shoulder tightness at beginning of my rides. I had a stress test that came back good and I didn't pursue it as the...
03-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gattm99

Yeah I didn't give lots of info there. Max HR...

Yeah I didn't give lots of info there. Max HR this year so far 176, 41 years old, normal average HR on rides is 140ish. Last month 20 minute ftp test was 237 watts.

For the last few years I'm...
03-18-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By gattm99

Overreaching? and Training Volume

Yesterday I hooked up with an old friend for a road ride, we weren't going out to train hard, just ride and talk a bit, but I was stunned by how difficult it was for me. We did 25 miles and my...
01-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By gattm99

Garmin watch for me!

OK I've got a Edge 510 for road cycling. Usually keep it in my pack during mountain biking for safety. My wife recently signed us up for rec center and I've taken up lap swimming at pool. I don't...
01-03-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By gattm99

I've thought of that alot, I'm not getting enough...

I've thought of that alot, I'm not getting enough sleep for sure.

In other news I think I overdid the gym yesterday, got some massive muscle pain.
01-02-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By gattm99

My wife and I are working together on the healthy...

My wife and I are working together on the healthy lifestyle change, she was the driving force behind my 80 lbs of weight loss in 2010-2011 and she herself lost 100 lbs. As I mentioned several things...
01-02-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By gattm99

Can't decide if I'm out of shape or something is wrong

About a year ago I made a post about an issue I was having. At the beginning of rides I usually feel a tightness in my left arm or chest. I was strongly encouraged to get it checked out. They ordered...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,523
Posted By gattm99

Hey guys, the trip got postponed until July 1st. ...

Hey guys, the trip got postponed until July 1st. Leaving Chicago and riding to Ludington MI, cross on ferry to Wisconsin and back to Michigan. The temps in late May and early June were way cooler...
06-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By gattm99

One year after the plantar fiscitis surgery her...

One year after the plantar fiscitis surgery her foot still hurts some.

She has categorically refused tandems, and I don't think she's got any interest in riding a trike or recumbent. We tried a...
06-10-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By gattm99

thanks for the advice. I used to think a lot of...

thanks for the advice. I used to think a lot of this was in her head, but her spinal MRI confirmed it was not. Her weight loss system is pretty much the ideal model. She keeps a detailed calorie...
06-10-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By gattm99

Need advice for my wife

My wife got serious about her health around 2009-2011 she lost 100 pounds. She exercised all the time, and did lots of rides with me, we even did a couple of cycling vacations. in 2012 A...
06-10-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By gattm99

Just a quick update. The original doctor I saw...

Just a quick update. The original doctor I saw ordered a complete bloodwork. He called back when I was at work and told my wife everything was normal, but I had slightly high triglycerides. He wasn't...
05-24-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By gattm99

Wow, great article, I'm over 40, take motrin...

Wow, great article, I'm over 40, take motrin frequently. Ride about 10 hours a week, don't get enough sleep, don't eat beets of leafy vegetables, and have had stomach acid issues my whole life and...
05-24-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By gattm99

Yeap that's exactly how I would describe it. I'm...

Yeap that's exactly how I would describe it. I'm going to try some sodium nitrate and see what happens. I already have a gram scale.
05-24-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By gattm99

I felt completely normal during the stress test. ...

I felt completely normal during the stress test. It seems to come and go for me, I did take the day off work, slept in, drank extra water and was pretty amped up.

The occurrence of symptoms...
05-23-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,640
Posted By gattm99

Left Arm tightness revisted

I'm 40, riding about 100 miles a week and overweight.

I made post here long ago about left arm tightness I was feeling when I started working out. So I hop on my bike, and 10 minutes in I'm at...
Forum: Foo
04-10-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By gattm99

Thanks for all the tips, especially the tip about...

Thanks for all the tips, especially the tip about rotating the pads in. Had to borrow special tool. Turned out the caliper boot was damaged and cylinder was a bit pitted. Replaced caliper and all...
Forum: Foo
04-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By gattm99

Automotive brake help

Hey need an opinion. I've got a 2010 Dodge Caravan. About 6 months ago it started squeaking when drove for 30 or so minutes on the highway. Wife drives it to work a short distance and around town,...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By gattm99

Got my frame today, Breezer Inversion and he...

Got my frame today, Breezer Inversion and he threw in the hydo brakes.

fietsbob, I like building my own bikes. I've only bought one bike new, and stripped the cheap parts off the frame before I...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By gattm99

thru axle Touring Wheels

I've had a 58cm Nashbar touring bike for years and never really liked it. It just never seemed to fit right, I think it's just too big. I usually ride 56 road bikes that have top tubes around 55cm ...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,523
Posted By gattm99

This is the book my friend is getting. ...

This is the book my friend is getting.

https://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Guide-Lake-Michigan-Trail/dp/0981895220
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,523
Posted By gattm99

Hey guys, I'm not a frequent bike forums user but...

Hey guys, I'm not a frequent bike forums user but this June Tour is taking shape. We just started an email chain to discuss the trip. If anyone is interested my email is mattgholson at gmail.com...
Forum: Touring
02-13-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,523
Posted By gattm99

Thanks for all the feedback. My friend wants to...

Thanks for all the feedback. My friend wants to do some kind loop where we cross the lake on a ferry, like North on the East shore and south on the west shore, but I don't think I'm for the distance...
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,523
Posted By gattm99

Michigan Early June

Me and a buddy are going to do a self supported tour in Michigan. We haven't looked too specifically at a route yet and would like to incorporate a ferry maybe. I'd like to find people to go with...
03-07-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By gattm99

THere's a thread below where I converted it.

THere's a thread below where I converted it.
03-05-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By gattm99

Riding the e-bike with my wife

So we've got a few nice rides in with her on the e-bike and me on my road bike.


On the flats I'm fine, I can draft if I have too and keep up.

On the downhills I'm dropping her bad. She's...
Forum: Southeast
03-05-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By gattm99

Spring Break

Coming from Southern Illinois and looking for a nice place for some road riding the last week March. A few years ago we did Chief Ladiga trail and stayed at Mt. Cheeha in Alabama. Ideally looking...
01-16-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By gattm99

Got it all done https://youtu.be/iMFCRnOqFIU

Got it all done

https://youtu.be/iMFCRnOqFIU
12-10-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By gattm99

Yes, very pretty, lots of short steep hills in...

Yes, very pretty, lots of short steep hills in the Shawnee. Miles and miles of beautiful empty roads. You should come down here and ride in April around Garden of the Gods. I'll give you a tour! ...
12-06-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By gattm99

That looks good, now 36v 15Ah or 48v 12.5 My...

That looks good, now 36v 15Ah or 48v 12.5

My guess is to ride with me around 16-18 mph she'll need the motor to produce around 100 watts and 250-300 on hills.
12-05-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By gattm99

Decided to buy the 400 dollar BBs02 from luna,...

Decided to buy the 400 dollar BBs02 from luna, but didn't get a battery. Not sure on battery yet. I'd like to have at least 20 mile of range with her pedaling.

I generally average around 15-18...
12-02-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By gattm99

Advice for converting this bike

Hey guys,

I recently acquired this bike for my wife. It fits her well enough, and she's been riding it a bit on the trainer. She wants to ride roads with me but has a knee issue that gives her...
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,994
Posted By gattm99

msquared, here are my thoughts. I rode a B017...

msquared, here are my thoughts. I rode a B017 for a several years and it started good but the second year I had it I began getting saddle sores and pain in the same area. My sit bones were fine, in...
Forum: Touring
06-22-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By gattm99

The first day on the B17 was awesome, the second...

The first day on the B17 was awesome, the second as well. I had some very minor discomfort on the 3rd day but not bad. On the 4th day it felt as if my left sitbone was bruised. The saddle has some...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By gattm99

Finished my Tour

I was asking questions here last month or so in preparation for my tour on my Nashbar Touring Bike. Well I'm back and I've learned alot.

The B-17 held out great for the first 4 days but was...
Forum: Touring
05-31-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By gattm99

Thanks but I think you misunderstand. I'm riding...

Thanks but I think you misunderstand. I'm riding a bike, not hiking.
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By gattm99

route advice

Here's what I've got so far.

I live in Southern Illinois very close to TransAM. A friend who wants to try loaded touring and I are going to drive over to Farmington MO and ride a loop to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By gattm99

Well good news the saddle has been ridden about...

Well good news the saddle has been ridden about 150 miles and is OK. I tightened it about one turn and added a bit of oil to the dry cracking areas. Just to review I coated this saddle well in...
Forum: Touring
05-24-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By gattm99

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7435/26513015454_dbc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7435/26513015454_dbcd380fe7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GoS8N7)P5150111 (https://flic.kr/p/GoS8N7) by Matt Gholson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13483971@N00/), on Flickr...
Forum: Touring
05-23-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By gattm99

rhm, I have a B17 frame, how much for new leather?

rhm, I have a B17 frame, how much for new leather?
Forum: Touring
05-22-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By gattm99

The pictures! ...

The pictures!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4192/34701104061_b618788d64_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/USqegB)IMG_9926 (https://flic.kr/p/USqegB) by Matt Gholson...
Forum: Touring
05-22-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By gattm99

Brooks Saddle Advice

I've got my touring bike rideable and have this B17 currently on it. It was a given to me by a friend who has long since quit riding. The saddle is about 25 years old and sit in his garage unused...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By gattm99

Slight problem, the travel agent is right in...

Slight problem, the travel agent is right in front of the rack mount. The pads have the wide spacers for narrow rims in, if I switch them around that may bring it in enough, but I doubt it.
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