I tried Glucosamine Chondroitin several years ago and it did nothing for me. I too gave up running about 10 years ago after doing 15 marathons and just keep on biking. My orthopedist is optimistic about my biking but he has warned that everyone is different and further that my other knee will likely need to be replaced maybe a year from now.…[Read more]
Only problem I have seen the smaller collapsible chairs have is if the ground is wet/soggy and the feet sink into the ground. You can solve that by putting four small pieces of cardboard under the foot pads – so cut up eight or so and take them in a baggy in your luggage.
I have a Helinox cot and I really like it. Great inside the tent but only…[Read more]
Michrider. Hope I’m not being too personal but what was the problem post-TKR? I am hoping to recover FULLY and resume week long rides. Is that too ambitious? Frankly, I have no choice on first TKR (bone on bone, osteoarthritis) and other knee may be a year away. So, as the cliche goes, “it is what it is.” Still, I’d be interested in knowing…[Read more]
I did 6 RAGBRAI’s and have not done one since 2013 simply because my riding group wanted to ride other rides around the country (I highly recommend Bon Ton Roulet in New York and the GRABWR Wisconsin River ride). I highly doubt, however, that the powers that be at the Register will do anything much out of the ordinary for fear of screwing up a…[Read more]
I remember – maybe 8 or 10 years ago – when Fair Trade Coffee (sometimes referred to as the Coffee Hippies) and Mama Raphaels either refused to come back to Ragbrai (my belief) or were “fee’ed” out by the counties in order to drive business to Iowa vendors and discourage non-Iowa vendors (that’s my opinion; the DMR would have you believe otherwise…[Read more]
I started drinking pickle juice long ago and got it for free until it became popular. Started long ago because a well known medical journal had come to the conclusion that it is not the salt in the pickle brine that so quickly stopped the cramps (although eventually it will help). There is some reaction of the lining in the stomach to the…[Read more]
I have a Kelty Gunnison 4 tent. It’s big enough for my wife and me but it’s so easy to put up that I recommend it even if you are the only occupant of the tent. And the quality of Kelty tents is second to none. The only tent I like better is a tent that PBV puts up for me so I don’t have to drag one around at the end of a hot, long ride.