Recent content by DeadLights



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    Bought a new chain. HULK SMASH!!!

    No, it was a missing link, and I realize you shouldn't have to push in the pin. What I'm saying, is the link that came in the box wasn't pushed in all the way. It's like quality control took a nap when they boxed up my set. So I improvised. I'm just going to get another one and fix it.
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    Bought a new chain. HULK SMASH!!!

    So I bought a new chain for my road bike. The other one broke while cranking up a hill. I have a bad habit of gearing low and smashing my way up the big hills. I have huge legs and can get away with it. That's beside the point... Anyway, so I get a new chain. I didn't want the bike shop to...
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    Weight training and cycling.

    As an update. My back has been fine for several weeks. One day it just stopped hurting.
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    Do you think I'm eating enough?

    I bumped myself up to 2200-2400 a day and I'm losing 1lb a week. I feel MUCH better. 2lb a week was easy when I was extremely over weight, but not easy to do at all now that I'm getting closer to my ideal weight.
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    Do you think I'm eating enough?

    I know these kinds of threads suck. I have been working on my nutrition for several months, as I have lost around 70lb since last October. I had myself "dialed in" while I was doing nothing but lifting weights and light cardio. By light cardio I mean 2 days of elliptical for 40 minutes at a...
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    Weight training and cycling.

    I like how this thread has turned into a cycling training for newbies thread. I talked to some local cyclists in my area. I'm new to this area and didn't realize there is a large expanse of flat farmland literally 2 miles south of where I have been riding! So I have been riding it 12-20...
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    Weight training and cycling.

    140? No way. I don't think I could pull that off. I'm very broad shouldered and big boned. I can't wrap my fingers around my wrists. I was 160 in high school and looked like I walked out of a concentration camp.
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    Weight training and cycling.

    Yeah, makes sense. I just have a hard time not going balls to the wall at all times. I have literally pushed myself to puking while doing wind sprints. My wife says that I'm insane. She may be right!
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    Weight training and cycling.

    Why can't we all just be 20 forever? My back was even better yesterday, but my legs are still barking at me. How often should I be riding? I have been going ever day, but perhaps I need to let my legs have day or two off? I know in weight training rest is required. In this type of...
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    Toe Clips to Clipless pedals

    I just learned this yesterday. A car ran me off the road. They didn't even bother to stop. I spilled and flew right out of the pedals. Luckily I wasn't going very fast and I popped right up flipping the bird.
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    Weight training and cycling.

    Thanks. I have been eating advil like candy all week. It's helping. For now I'm going to push myself as hard as I can. I'll listen to my body and adjust accordingly. Yesterday it didn't hurt near as bad as it has been. My doctor said I can push as hard as my back will allow. Perhaps in...
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    How accurate are the calories burned estimates?

    That's way too much trouble to go through. I'm shedding pounds. Good enough for me.
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    Weight training and cycling.

    That's a good question. 2 minutes of a hill that's so steep I have to punch it in my car to not lose speed is a big hill to me.
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    How accurate are the calories burned estimates?

    Then the question is, can you accurately calculate it at all? Mine said that at 11mph adv on a 54min ride total miles of 11.5. That I burned around 270 calories. My ride is full of hills and I'm darn near dead after it. I'm 5'10 and 192lb. I would think I burned a hell of a lot more than 270c.