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12-10-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have good enough uncorrected vision in both...

I have good enough uncorrected vision in both eyes, using my birth lenses, that I can drive without glasses, though I can't see the numbers on the dash nor can I read my Garmin or a cue sheet. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,455
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I run 28mm tires on our steel tandem, 31mm...

I run 28mm tires on our steel tandem, 31mm inflated to 95 lbs. on 23mm outside rims, all up weight 325 lbs., love the ride. On my '99 carbon single, I run 23mm tires at 80/100 lbs, on the same rims...
12-10-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I go by knees and elbows. With my hands in drops...

I go by knees and elbows. With my hands in drops or on hoods, your preference, and forearms horizontal, I level my pedals and see the relationship between knees and elbows. Hopefully I have one bike...
12-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 216
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My first couple years of actual bike training I...

My first couple years of actual bike training I did a lot of hard steady-state on spin bikes before I got my resistance rollers. I remember a little boy coming over once and asking if I was all...
12-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OP: please let us know how this goes now. So...

OP: please let us know how this goes now. So sorry to hear about your problem. Joint pain was my first indication when I had PMR. When finally diagnosed, that was a fairly easy medical fix, TG.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Did our every-Sunday group ride with the usual...

Did our every-Sunday group ride with the usual suspects. We were on our tandem. The other two tandems were much younger and some stronger than we. Oh well. There were also 7 singles to play with and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,199
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That middle ring will need to be for a triple,...

That middle ring will need to be for a triple, not a double.
12-05-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,577
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't see a difference from food or fluid...

I don't see a difference from food or fluid intake. OTOH my habits are very regular. I always eat and drink about the same amounts at the same time from evening on. On the bike, I'll see increased HR...
12-05-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,577
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I did my test, the doc said I had the...

When I did my test, the doc said I had the physiology of a fit 43 y.o. And I should stop worrying.

The simplest monitor for training stress is to take your orthostatic HR every morning, without...
12-05-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh, OK. In the PNW where I live (and I think not...

Oh, OK. In the PNW where I live (and I think not everyone lives in CA or the deep south), using my resistance rollers in winter, and in summer when it's raining, is much more productive if one counts...
12-05-19, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'll try. Everyone is different and there are...

I'll try. Everyone is different and there are many different training programs which will produce good results. The main thing I do to get results is to walk the knife edge between useful training...
12-04-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Exactly my experience, even though my "racing"...

Exactly my experience, even though my "racing" was being the ride leader for the fast group ride. I was hollering at them from the end of the line on the hills. Like I said, I switched to the Dark...
12-04-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,539
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

None of this is simple. An estimated 170 LGBTI...

None of this is simple. An estimated 170 LGBTI athletes have competed in the Olympics. Gender is often not obvious even without modifications. See:...
12-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Why would you want to quit training? You want to...

Why would you want to quit training? You want to be on the ashheap of history ASAP? Feel your body disintegrate? Stop being able to do the things you want to do? Fall down in the bathroom and break a...
12-04-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,577
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hope you do fine on your test. Possible...

Hope you do fine on your test.

Possible causes for your issues:
1) Chest pain can often be muscular discomfort, cramping, associated with breathing hard. My cardiologist told my that my chest...
12-04-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

^+ A simple test of saddle suitability is to ride...

^+ A simple test of saddle suitability is to ride for ~1/2 hour every day for a couple weeks. If the saddle will work for you, by the end of that time your sit bone pain should be gone or mostly...
12-04-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,157
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, well, OTOH . . . I got the floors I wanted...

Yeah, well, OTOH . . . I got the floors I wanted in our remodel on the promise that I would care for said beautiful floors. I do floors, usually after working out or riding in the morning.....
12-03-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3,036
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Views: 403,841
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, not fond of wasting away. Training "a bit...

No, not fond of wasting away. Training "a bit more" is obviously impossible. However it is possible to train perhaps harder, but less frequently. I call it training smarter, not harder. I use HRV,...
12-03-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The Specialized Cobl Goblr definitely makes a...

The Specialized Cobl Goblr definitely makes a difference. Spendy, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,199
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Exactly the reason I run as tight a cassette as...

Exactly the reason I run as tight a cassette as the terrain allows along with a 26T granny in my 53-39-26 triple. It's lovely to have tight spacing in the back. Mourn the death of the triple -...
12-03-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: OTOH, the Comp. Cyclist system specifically...

:lol: OTOH, the Comp. Cyclist system specifically says to do it in cycling shorts and apparently, in socks, feet 8" apart. It's like I said: do what the calculation requires. Garbage in, garbage out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A couple of things IME: the drawings showing very...

A couple of things IME: the drawings showing very low positions don't allow for real roads. I always have 2" between my stem and my chin. Any lower is really risky unless you've been down that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,834
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The best test experience I had in a bike shop was...

The best test experience I had in a bike shop was having the sales person put me on a candidate bike on the shop's trainer, sitting there for that purpose. He set the saddle height for me, then had...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,783
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've done a couple hub-and-spoke bike tours in...

I've done a couple hub-and-spoke bike tours in Bend, OR. Nice there. Town is a bit odd, mostly populated by young well-to-do athletic types. Good biking roads, lots of bikes on them. People there...
12-01-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,577
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The no processed snacks, no soda, very little...

The no processed snacks, no soda, very little sugar approach seems to work well. Fat needs to be ~20% or so of calories, and yes, some fats are better, olive oil and wild caught fish being the best....
12-01-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,266
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try McKenzie method back stretches. Google. It...

Try McKenzie method back stretches. Google. It works. The other thing that works is the Core Advantage book, My method has been to exercise however, gym, bike, etc. until it hurts pretty good, rest...
12-01-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,266
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Managed to heat the shop up to 50. I'd invited a...

Managed to heat the shop up to 50. I'd invited a few friends over for an indoor ride day because it was just above freezing outside and expected to snow and rain. The snow and rain didn't...
12-01-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One measures inseam to get a number to put into a...

One measures inseam to get a number to put into a calculation for something. Therefore use the method specified for the calculation. If no method is specified for the calculation, do some more...
12-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's a good question. We'll have to interrogate...

That's a good question. We'll have to interrogate our DNA. Why would the current system be selected for?

My guess is that carbs have always been the preferred fuel source. Fruit and shoots, right?...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

FYI on Friction Facts

Some years ago, Jason Smith started a business to test bike equipment like chains, pulleys, bottom brackets, lubes, wear, etc., for friction, in other words, lost watts. You may remember mention of...
11-28-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, there is! Start here:...

Well, there is!

Start here: https://www.bikeradar.com/news/friction-facts-measuring-drivetrain-efficiency/

Jason Smith started friction-facts.com as described above. However my guess is that...
11-28-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Smooth pedaling can be trained. My stoker will...

Smooth pedaling can be trained. My stoker will actually do these trainer drills with me. It's made a big difference on the tandem. That said, there aren't many riders period who are that interested...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Dopers

Dopers
11-27-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, the issue here is the familiar, "define your...

Yes, the issue here is the familiar, "define your terms."

The true bonk, as described in the literature is not a transient drop in blood sugar which can be remedied by eating on the bike. The true...
11-27-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Out on the saddle, full power on short steep...

Out on the saddle, full power on short steep hills, I sometimes used to lift the bike completely off the ground every pedal stroke That's not good, no traction, no steering. I gradually modified my...
11-27-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,723
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

DMAA is basically a form of amphetamine and...

DMAA is basically a form of amphetamine and stronger than ephedrine, so no mystery about the effects. Here's a good article:
https://examine.com/supplements/1-3-dimethylamylamine/

The issue with...
11-27-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is actually more common than one might...

This is actually more common than one might think:
https://autismawarenesscentre.com/a-bicycle-built-for-two-cycling-with-children-with-autism/...
11-27-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IMO, NO on the independent pedaling. A critical...

IMO, NO on the independent pedaling. A critical thing for this sort of mixed team is what is called "forced exercise," meaning that the stoker's pedals go around whether they're pushing or not. This...
11-26-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm a 74 y.o. graybeard. There's a difficult...

I'm a 74 y.o. graybeard. There's a difficult event ride I do every year. I sometimes get a question at a rest stop: "How do you do it?" My answer: "Never quit."
11-26-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's not quite winter cycling here in Pugetopolis...

It's not quite winter cycling here in Pugetopolis yet. No forecast of lowland snow, yet. No forecast of skiing yet either, at least not that I've heard of.

My practice if it has frozen in my...
11-26-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I haven't ridden a crank forward bike, but I...

I haven't ridden a crank forward bike, but I suspect that the heel-on-pedal method should work for setting saddle height. With your butt planted on the saddle where it normally is, put one heel on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yep. Plus I usually find my most used chainring...

Yep. Plus I usually find my most used chainring will start jumping after about every 3rd cassette change, usually only on out of the saddle efforts.
11-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,426
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Isolate:...

Isolate: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2X4KM2 $14/lb. Tastes good in water. More likely to use it if it tastes good.

I thought he video was lame. I think there's good advice from CTS here:...
11-25-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Aw, forget it. Just use CX-Ray spokes. They're...

Aw, forget it. Just use CX-Ray spokes. They're wonderful, been using them on our tandem for years, no breakage. 36H hubs of course. OTOH, it's not that easy to find 36H fast rims anymore. Kinlin...
11-25-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The galvanic table: Graphite...

The galvanic table:

Graphite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphite)
Palladium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palladium)
Platinum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platinum)
Gold...
11-25-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,426
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use it as a recovery drink and to generally...

I use it as a recovery drink and to generally retain muscle mass while cycle training. For many years I've maintained 21" thighs, about the size of Arnold's arms. I combine weight and cycle training,...
11-25-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,426
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As college freshman probably still say, "we can't...

As college freshman probably still say, "we can't discuss this unless you define your terms."
11-24-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Most any change can cause pain. I don't think a...

Most any change can cause pain. I don't think a simple thing like that should be a big issue - look at recumbent riders for example. More likely it's either poor fit or poor technique.
11-24-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If your legs hurt on the bike, like most of the...

If your legs hurt on the bike, like most of the time and not just from heavy loading, you need more protein in your diet. That's diagnostic. If they hurt off the bike, like the next day or in bed,...
11-24-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I ride with other teams who've gone to a solid...

I ride with other teams who've gone to a solid stoker post, too. In fact of the 8 mixed tandems I ride with, no one has a suspension post anymore. And these are bikes that do 40-60 mile rides all...
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