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09-27-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,902
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

One of the coolest things to happen with wind is...

One of the coolest things to happen with wind is when you have a strong (20 - 25 mph) wind directly at your back and you're able to exactly match the speed. All the wind noise in your ears fades...
08-20-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

This is great news. Twenty is a wonderful...

This is great news. Twenty is a wonderful milestone. Just don't stop.
07-24-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I vote for taking the rest of the day off.

I vote for taking the rest of the day off.
07-24-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Riding your age on your birthday is a wonderful...

Riding your age on your birthday is a wonderful goal. I know very few of your friends, or my friends, can do it.
07-22-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,875
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Mountain bikers are crazy. I simply do not...

Mountain bikers are crazy. I simply do not understand the allure of falling down. Pavement is where a bike belongs.
07-22-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I joined when I fell in the middle of the street...

I joined when I fell in the middle of the street during a long ride. I was lazy, and thought traffic was going to clear, so I didn't clip out until it was too late. That one was witnessed - about two...
07-21-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Strava is a social media app for athletes. It's...

Strava is a social media app for athletes. It's very good for analyzing your own rides, but it also lets you follow other people to see what they're doing. I like it a lot.
07-21-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

There's not much traffic when I'm out there...

There's not much traffic when I'm out there before dawn, so I'm not sure. But I don't think so - no one has ever flashed their lights at me.
07-19-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Her's what I've done. I got a 400 lumen...

Her's what I've done. I got a 400 lumen rechargeable front light for around $30 (I think that's what it cost, it was a while ago). I then got two small high intensity flashlights which I've duct...
07-19-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I've become a bit more serious about skin care...

I've become a bit more serious about skin care recently. I apparently have a bald spot - at least that's what I'm told - so I wear a hat when I'm outside for more than a few minutes. In the summer I...
07-15-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Here's my ostomy joke. I got this from my mother,...

Here's my ostomy joke. I got this from my mother, who got it from a friend who'd had a colostomy for many years. She said she had named her ostomy bag after her ex-husband, because they're both full...
07-14-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I had an ileostomy for six months after losing a...

I had an ileostomy for six months after losing a chunk of my colon to cancer. I started riding after it was reversed, so I can't help with your question about how to address it while trying to ride....
07-14-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I had an ileostomy following a bout of colon...

I had an ileostomy following a bout of colon cancer 14 years ago. One of the worst experiences of my life. After it was reversed, I started cycling, which my well have saved my life when the cancer...
07-08-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I have a friend who swears by his flag jersey. He...

I have a friend who swears by his flag jersey. He says he never has problem with close passes when he's wearing it.
07-02-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Glad you're back. I had colon cancer in 2003 and...

Glad you're back. I had colon cancer in 2003 and I started riding in 2004. The cancer came back in my liver in 2005, and cycling probably saved my life. I got away from it in about 2012 and recently...
07-02-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I get up about 5:15, get out on the road about...

I get up about 5:15, get out on the road about 5:45, back home about 6:45 and leave for work about 7:30. There are many advantages, mainly to avoid the heat. During the spring I avoid the wind, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Friday morning. 15.29...

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Friday morning. 15.29 miles.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2888_de36f6889655b26f26860fa2561f92a55788486f.jpg
07-01-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

OK, I'm an idiot. Of course they head east, not...

OK, I'm an idiot. Of course they head east, not west. Sorry.
07-01-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Things you see on a ride

I know there's already a thread for this, and I've posted this photo there, but I'd like to highlight this. Friday morning SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 to the space station. The launch was about 45...
07-01-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 383,368
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5a6e7fff_ed17_41b3_a98a_8eff0dca1111_11cca2fdda6c610e89b67828af4e8f4b48a669e5.jpeg
Yesterday’s Falcon 9 launch to the ISS.
07-01-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,616
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

2600 is the goal (50 per week), 1297.35 miles as...

2600 is the goal (50 per week), 1297.35 miles as of today. January, February, and April were bad because it was cold and I'm really wimpy in that regard. Hitting the goal should be easy - I might up...
06-14-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,899
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Exactly correct. I've been starting out about...

Exactly correct. I've been starting out about 5:45 or so recently. Not only is the temp far more pleasant, there's also no wind and far less traffic. Early morning rides are a great way to start the...
06-06-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

If it hurts too much, and changing things doesn't...

If it hurts too much, and changing things doesn't help, it's not worth it, especially if you're active in other ways. The point of this is to stay healthy and have fun, not to race, push to new PRs,...
05-19-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

It seems to me that if anyone's been cycling long...

It seems to me that if anyone's been cycling long enough you've got a pretty good idea of how much recovery you need. Any algorithm-based recovery figure seems like a gimmick.
05-18-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,219
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I've taken to cycling early in the morning before...

I've taken to cycling early in the morning before dawn. Even on busy roads the traffic is light, and I've found that cars give you a whole lot more space when they see a bike with flashing lights....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

You're completely correct, OTG. But that's the...

You're completely correct, OTG. But that's the thing - while advancing age certainly has a way of getting in the way of getting better, we nonetheless CAN get better. And it's frustrating when we...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

This is superb, Bruce. Think of the tiny...

This is superb, Bruce. Think of the tiny percentage of the population, at any age, that could ride a bike at 18 mph for six and a half miles. One of the most frustrating things about cycling, or...
05-12-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,490
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

My goal in life is to own a Lynskey or Litespeed....

My goal in life is to own a Lynskey or Litespeed. The plan is to buy the frame and build it up. I have to hide it from the wife, who thinks my 12-year old carbon Trek is just fine. She's right, of...
05-12-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

When I started cycling again last year, I started...

When I started cycling again last year, I started with MapMyRide. Then I dug up my old Garmin 500 and I've been using that with Garmin Connect. I didn't want to use a phone app on my bar because it...
05-12-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

SPF 15 on my arms every daytime ride. Probably...

SPF 15 on my arms every daytime ride. Probably should do more. Maybe I will now. WG - that is one top-notch sweat cap.
05-11-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I am envious.

I am envious.
05-11-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Not heard of it. Tell us about it, please.

Not heard of it. Tell us about it, please.
05-06-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Down 44 from last July. First time in a size 34...

Down 44 from last July. First time in a size 34 pant since the 80s. You're right, Corben, it's great.
05-06-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I think bike gear calculators are very cool. All...

I think bike gear calculators are very cool. All of my rides are very flat, so I don't get a huge variation in speed (wind in Florida substitutes for hills). How the different gear combinations...
05-03-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I suggest all of you come to Florida for a ride....

I suggest all of you come to Florida for a ride. With no hills, 25 mph feels like it's screaming fast. I've hit 30 going down a bridge and was terrified.
05-02-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Thanks, jppe. I feel about 1,000% better...

Thanks, jppe. I feel about 1,000% better physically after losing 44 pounds. I've gotten about 1700 miles since I started cycling again last August - that plus eating right will really make the pounds...
05-02-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I don't do off-road stuff, so I'm not much help...

I don't do off-road stuff, so I'm not much help on which to buy. However, I do know that one purpose of your first bike is to figure out what you need for your second. Also, the primary purpose of...
04-30-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Wouldnt it be nice if we knew just how good we...

Wouldnt it be nice if we knew just how good we could get? That way, we’d know there’s no reason to try to get better - we should just accept that we are slow, weak and pathetic, and no reason to...
04-30-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,775
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I was 219 on July 19. Today I am 176. There are...

I was 219 on July 19. Today I am 176. There are four rules to lose weight. The whole multi-billion dollar weight loss industry is based on these rules. They are : (1) Eat leads junk; (2) Eat more...
04-30-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Digital Gee, DnverFox, RetroGrouch of course I...

Digital Gee, DnverFox, RetroGrouch of course I remember them all. What about Allegheny Jet?
04-29-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I saw your post just after I did mine. What's old...

I saw your post just after I did mine. What's old is new again.
04-29-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Hello, boys. I'm baaaAAAack . . .

Hello, folks. Haven't posted since 2013, when I sort of drifted away from cycling. I got fat, diabetic, hypertensive, and lazy, and then last summer decided it was time to do something about it....
02-19-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,956
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Plea accepted, sentencing May 2, no plea or...

Plea accepted, sentencing May 2, no plea or sentencing bargain - 11.5 to 35 years is the possible sentence.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/19/3241984/key-biscayne-man-to-plead-guilty.html
10-23-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,739
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I also just came back from the show. First, Levi...

I also just came back from the show. First, Levi is not particularly interesting. Second, the movie spends more time telling us about his somewhat ditsy wife's love of animals than it does about...
10-21-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 16,950
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Thanks, ChasH, I appreciate that. As I understand...

Thanks, ChasH, I appreciate that. As I understand it, the connection between physical activity and colon cancer incidence is pretty well established, in that the life-long level of physical activity...
10-21-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 16,950
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I was diagnosed at age 47 in 2003 at stage 3, and...

I was diagnosed at age 47 in 2003 at stage 3, and had chemo, radiation, surgery, more chemo, and more surgery. By mid 2004 I was finished with treatment. I started reading the American Society of...
10-20-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 16,950
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I have a little different perspective on this. I...

I have a little different perspective on this. I started riding to recover from colon cancer. Riding probably saved my life when my cancer spread into my liver. Someone gave me "It's not about the...
10-20-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,739
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

I got EPO (Aranesp) while doing chemo. That stuff...

I got EPO (Aranesp) while doing chemo. That stuff is magic juice. It makes a bad day into a good day, and I can imagine that it makes a good day into a great day. I fully understand why endurance...
10-10-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 10,079
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

You know, George, there are people on death row...

You know, George, there are people on death row based on less "hard evidence" than USADA presents. Sworn testimony from witnesses is evidence, and courts and juries every day use it to convict people...
10-10-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 10,079
Posted By Kurt Erlenbach

Dan - I also heard that interview, and I then...

Dan - I also heard that interview, and I then bought Hamilton's book. It contains extensive discussions of just how the EPO, steroid, and blood doping was accomplished, Lance's role in it, and the...
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