Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Thanks Ridge! :slurp
  2. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Learned a new word today: angiogram. I was having a little dizziness when my HR goes above 177 (at my age, go figure) and since my father died of congested heart failure, I decided to go see a cardiologist.

    The stress test showed some parts of my heart may not be getting good blood flow so the angiogram, scheduled for Thursday, will show if it was a false-positive, if I need a stent or two or if it's more serious. FWIW, the echocardiogram was normal so structurally, all is good there.

    All that time and effort to get into shape only to have hereditary factors kick my butt. :deal

    If you don't hear from me after Friday, you'll know it didn't end well. :lol3. (I keed...I keed....I expect no issues!)
  3. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Best of luck! Maybe you'll get bored out, .030 over with new rings, and be good as new!!:deal:lol3
  4. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    :clap

    Thanks man!

    I'll get through this....I have another 1200 in early May. :wink:
  5. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    they powerslide pretty well too :evil
  6. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I miss mine. :cry

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  7. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Luddite

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    My cousins and I invented Big Wheel Jumping in the mid-seventies. You're welcome.:rofl

    (We did pad our landings with the cushions from my aunt's kitchen chairs. We ended up with sore backsides but it wasn't from the landings. :lol3)
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  9. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Just need a hill. :thumb

    I wish you the best.

    I don't have problems until I go above 190bpm. At that point, I feel like I can't get enough air. I guess that's my "red zone". :lol3

    No chain tool!
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Don't need one on a road bike and I already have 2 separate 'travel-size' chain tools for mtn biking. One of my chain tools is older than some of the people I ride with!

    M
  11. Eugene

    Eugene -

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    I looked into those tools...then went down to the LBS. They're expensive! :lol3

    I was charged $35 and I think that's a decent price. I get good deals on service there. I read up on whether or not I should have it done and like usual, some said yes and others said it wasn't necessary. My reasoning for having it done was that it wouldn't hurt and since I was dealing with a bare frame, now would be the time to do it. This is a middle of the road build too. Nothing fancy.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Just got in from ~3hrs on the bike. 50-ish degrees out. :ricky

    Dec 19th? I'll take it!

    M
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Bugger. So wanted to go out myself but here I am sat waiting for a bloody phone call :baldy
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Sorry to hear that. Missing out on a day like today in Dec is almost criminal.

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  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Agreed. Feckers never called so they can go fuck themselves, I'm riding tomorrow (if the weather cooperates that is).
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I can't say I went for a run 'cause there was lots of stopping and :scratch going on 'cause my co-hare and I were 'planning' Sun's trail, but I did jog a bit today.

    Not the same as riding. Not at all!

    M
  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Winter might be here soon. It's pissing down rain for the second day this week since Monday. Arrgh. At least I got out yesterday for 11.4 miles of single track... in shorts. It was 63 degrees.:ricky
  19. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Rain/snow mix, here. Dropping to 19deg F, by nightfall, with 1"-3" overnight. :huh
  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    That was easy.

    They rolled me into the cardiac cath lab at 0825 and I was back in the recovery room at 0905. They found no blockage which is a great relief.

    I need to watch my cholesterol and we need to determine why I get dizzy when my HR goes over 175 or so but, with a family history of heart issues and atherosclerosis, it's great to have confirmation of no blockage and no structural issues.