I Love My Custom Bike!

I Love My Custom Bike!

We always love our kids, whether we like their behavior or not. I'll never forget my number two son saying, "I love my bike!" when he was but just a kid. It wasn't a custom bike, I hasten to add. That stuck with me, and now I love my bike. It is really important to appreciate your gear and never take it for granted, which is surely true of a custom bike. What amazing technology! You can travel a 100 miles with ... Read more

FitOldDog Recommends That You Fit A Brake Lever To Your Triathlon Bike Aero Bars For Safety’s Sake

Hi folks, welcome! Obstacles, such as deer, can turn up in front of your bike at any time, which is why I asked Victor to fit a brake lever on my aero bars. When you're resting your weight on your aeros, it takes a finite amount of time to unweight one arm and grab that brake lever. You might not have that time, so why take the chance? I wouldn't ride without it - have bike questions? - go to Victor I ... Read more

Paleo Diet Has Improved My Aging Associated Arthritis

Our results for the Mountains of Misery Century Bike Ride, 2013 Morgan, Duncan (42) 10:27:48 Conolly, Rory (65) 10:30:34 Morgan, Kevin [and Rupert] 10:32:03 Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! Arthritis of the finger joints appears to be a symptom of the wear and tear of aging, but a Paleo diet has apparently reversed the condition in my left hand considerably. Several years ago, I developed a ... Read more

Enterprise Will Keep America Vibrant Thanks To Operations Like SagMonkey

Enterprise: en·ter·prise/ˈentərˌprīz/ (From: Chez Ollie) Noun: A project or undertaking, typically one that is difficult or requires effort. Initiative and resourcefulness. SAG Wagon: (From: wiseGeek) "The origins of the term “sag wagon” are a topic for debate. Some cyclists believe that it is an acronym for “Support and Gear” or “Support Aid Group.” Others suggest that it may be related to distressed ... Read more

The Link Between Pedal Cadence And Heart Rate On The Bike

Why Care About The Link Between Pedal Cadence And Heart Rate? It's About Being Aware Of What's Going On You Can Assess Load Based On Heart Rate, Perception, And Wattage. They Are All Linked To Get FitOldDog's 10 Favorite Ironman Tips Sign Up Via The First Ironman Over 50 Mentor Site Is 90-95 the most efficient pedal cadence on the bike? Most coaches say so! Question the obvious. It is becoming ... Read more

Bike Shoe Versus CompuTrainer For Spin Analysis

  Hi folks, Today my coach-scheduled workout was a four hours and thirty minute Z2 (heart rate around 112) bike ride, but the weather was too cold for this 'old fart,' so I decided to do it on my trainer. This is a long time to be on a trainer bike, and as I don't think that listening to music is a good idea because you generally aren't listening to your body when you do that, I had plenty of time to ... Read more

Eleven Cycling Tips From FitOldDog

  Hi folks, Just came off of a great ride with a friend, who pushes ALL the time, even though he says he doesn't! This turns out to be very good for me, as it is so easy to become lazy, which surely will not get me to Kona. Whilst we were riding, Rory mentioned that he had learned a useful trick from me (which I learned from Victor, my bike guy). This was a simple issue of rear wheel removal and ... Read more

Setting Up Your Trainer Bike For The Winter And An Aversion To Big Egos

  "He who tries to shine dims his own light." by Lao-tzu (from a lovely translation by Steven Mitchell) Hi folks, I much prefer to ride the roads than a trainer, though for certain types of workout the trainer is better if it is set up appropriately. Number one rule with your trainer is to have the same bike fit as your racing bike (which is the same bike as your road bike, just ask Victor, my bike ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.