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10-27-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By jadocs

Bluetooth can be a slight PITA when you have...

Bluetooth can be a slight PITA when you have connected your sensors to multiple devices in the past. Based off that I recommend the following sequence:

1. Reboot your phone and computer before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By 10 Wheels

I tried larger tubes thinking they may be better....

I tried larger tubes thinking they may be better.
Go with the 18-25's
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have the same bike, well a 1999 but it is the...

I have the same bike, well a 1999 but it is the same. I have no braking issues at all. I would not change the brakes out, but do follow Litespud's advice above and you should find they do work well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,694
Posted By Lemond1985

There is a lot of natural deterioration of muscle...

There is a lot of natural deterioration of muscle tone and strength beginning around the 50's. It can be overcome with simple exercises (like the excellent suggestion of hanging from your arms every...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,694
Posted By rubiksoval

If you combine the hand position of top right...

If you combine the hand position of top right with the head/back position of bottom right, there's the winner.
10-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,157
Posted By wphamilton

It wouldn't follow that you'll have reduced...

It wouldn't follow that you'll have reduced oxygen levels from a lower maximum heart rate, because of other factors involved. Also, if you did, it would only be while at maximum effort and running...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,694
Posted By svvv

I find it more comfortable over longer periods to...

I find it more comfortable over longer periods to be fully slammed than compensating by bending too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,694
Posted By Iride01

I don't know which riders you were looking at,...

I don't know which riders you were looking at, but straight doesn't necessarily mean locked. I ride pretty comfortably with my arms straight. As my elbows go from just straight to locked, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,694
Posted By smashndash

LOL. The straight arms position keeps your...

LOL.

The straight arms position keeps your torso low without fatiguing your arms. The bent elbow position is faster but will blow out your triceps/elbows pretty quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By Sy Reene

Also maybe not a bad idea to make 1 of your 2...

Also maybe not a bad idea to make 1 of your 2 bottles with an energy drink.. my recipe:
1/2 tab Nuun
1/2 strength gatorade powder (about 1/4 scoop per bottle)
1.5 scoops maltodextrin powder
10-17-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,429
Posted By cubewheels

I just took the gravel bike for a test ride in...

I just took the gravel bike for a test ride in the hills after I got everything fixed up. It's presently configured as a road bike with the 28mm wide hybrid road tires. I kept doing 80 to 90 rpm OOS...
10-16-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,534
Posted By veganbikes

Screw you...everyone here is wrong and the mods...

Screw you...everyone here is wrong and the mods are idiots and should be fired from their multi million dollar positions :p:roflmao2:

I don't see a need to patch tubes, every time I do even the...
10-15-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,429
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks for the links! I've been better in the...

Thanks for the links! I've been better in the last couple of days. As you said - to avoid weighing down the bars too much if I pedaled out of the saddle. I practiced that a lot and eventually...
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By kingston

Me too. I like running new or at least pretty new...

Me too. I like running new or at least pretty new tires on a 400k and up, and I always start a GR with a new set of tires. So I'm constantly changing tires before they are worn out and trying to "use...
10-12-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By berner

I would think a flat back more likely to promote...

I would think a flat back more likely to promote good breathing. Being hunched over looks as if the chest cavity would be compressed to some extent preventing a full breadth. Maybe those guys all...
10-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By big john

I was too until I hit about 62 or 63.

I was too until I hit about 62 or 63.
10-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By DiabloScott

One thing that's worked well for me is to not eat...

One thing that's worked well for me is to not eat anything but my own bars, gels, and powders until the 100 miles is done. These organized centuries usually have way too much food at the rest stops...
10-08-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By rubiksoval

Consistent riding would generate significant...

Consistent riding would generate significant benefits at this point. Anything you do will be be a new stimulus and cause adaptations. You don't have to subscribe to any particular protocols or...
10-07-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I haven't used them on my tandem I've...

Although I haven't used them on my tandem I've built 4 sets of Ailerons and can't recommend them enough, I've only built up with 28 and 32 holes but I'd have no trouble believing that the Aileron...
10-07-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By asgelle

I use WKO5. It works best if you do it over...

I use WKO5. It works best if you do it over several rides as long as they're not over such a long period that performance might have changed. Honestly though, I don't use that method much anymore....
10-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By asgelle

For me, one of the most effective ways to find...

For me, one of the most effective ways to find thresholds is to look at a histogram of time at power or heart rate in 5W or 5 bpm increments from several hard rides. It's pretty easy to see where...
09-30-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,305
Posted By MinnMan

This isn't the place for a political discussion,...

This isn't the place for a political discussion, but if the situation here were not so f'ed up, we would be doing more comprehensive contact tracing, where all of a case's points of contact are...
09-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,056
Posted By Kabuki12

Since COVID I have been doing only roadside or...

Since COVID I have been doing only roadside or bike “lanes” instead of the nice bike paths that are in our area. I found the bike paths and MUP’s are congested with very little room for cyclists . I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By znomit

Stretchy velcro works well too. Very handy on a...

Stretchy velcro works well too. Very handy on a heavily loaded touring bike.
09-26-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,992
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default...

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default assumption is pretty much the opposite!
09-24-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,992
Posted By rubiksoval

This is both an absurd and ridiculous statement...

This is both an absurd and ridiculous statement and completely false by every conceivable definition of the word.
09-24-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,662
Posted By John_V

I'm 73 years old (74 in 3 weeks) and more of a...

I'm 73 years old (74 in 3 weeks) and more of a distance rider than a speedster. No stretching before or after riding. I do a mile or so warm up and then a mile or so cool down period at end of the...
09-23-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,992
Posted By MinnMan

I've only recently begun to understand the...

I've only recently begun to understand the dangers of refine sugars and high glycemc carbohydrates. I use to consume them with abandon. I figured that I get tons of exercise and my BMI is usually...
09-18-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Rolla

Chin Tucks: Begin by lying flat on your back with...

Chin Tucks: Begin by lying flat on your back with a soft pillow under your head. First gently press the back of your head into the pillow as you tuck your chin in, as if you’re making a double chin,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,921
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

They work with that bag. You might need longer...

They work with that bag. You might need longer housing/cables to go around the bag however.

Edited to add pic. I ran pretty long housing when I built this bike, just in case I ever need a larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,921
Posted By nomadmax

I can't understand why someone would get their...

I can't understand why someone would get their panties in a bunch about what someone else has on their bicycle? Life doesn't bring them regular/real problems and this is all they have to work on? ...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,183
Posted By cyccommute

Most of the pumps that do both don’t have much...

Most of the pumps that do both don’t have much capacity for pumping. They are a pretty poor minipump. I would say the same about just about any micropump. The Topeak Morphs aren’t a micropumps but...
09-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,704
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year....

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year. But I will not be doing that kind of travel in these circumstances. I had a training plan that would address the 6gap terrain while training in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,213
Posted By 79pmooney

Aerodynamic drag and power, yes. So the bike at...

Aerodynamic drag and power, yes. So the bike at 30 MPH, where aerodynamic drag is say 85% of the total, power is to very close to the cube of the (air) speed, But a car is so much heavier and has...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,213
Posted By noodle soup

GCN is much like Fox News. Once someone quotes...

GCN is much like Fox News. Once someone quotes them as a source of facts, I ignore everything they say..
09-01-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,926
Posted By Sorg67

This pretty well describes my current approach. I...

This pretty well describes my current approach. I am enjoying riding and like to get out as much as I can. I have been considering a tempo ride on Wednesdays and have been doing a long ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,213
Posted By rubiksoval

Horrendously slow. Riding decent tires in a 100...

Horrendously slow. Riding decent tires in a 100 mile ride, you could get a flat and change it and still be finished before someone riding at the same effort on gatorskins.

Also, horrendous...
08-30-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,705
Posted By JW in AK

Nah, the great thing about winter in Fairbanks is...

Nah, the great thing about winter in Fairbanks is June. ;) I've tried the frostbite thing once. Highly overrated and not nearly as fun as it sounds. I've actually been told that frostbite scars are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm a little embarrassed to report this, but I...

I'm a little embarrassed to report this, but I think I found at least one of the reasons for my saddle issues (other than rough and poorly paved roads all over the state I live in that cause my...
08-21-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,992
Posted By rubiksoval

All carbohydrates are primarily sugar. You...

All carbohydrates are primarily sugar.

You could cut down on the more-processed stuff if you feel compelled, but you will be getting sugar from vegetables and fruits as well, though with more...
08-20-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,429
Posted By burnthesheep

If you need to exceed the restriction on saddle...

If you need to exceed the restriction on saddle tilt (even though you likely aren't in need of abiding by it) then you likely have another fit coordinate that doesn't work for your body.

You might...
08-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By kingston

I started using aerobars at the end of last...

I started using aerobars at the end of last season, and it took a bit of experimentation to find something that worked.
Just finished the Iron Porcupine 1200k on Sunday and really liked having them....
08-18-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By rubiksoval

More aggressive positions take more getting used...

More aggressive positions take more getting used to.

It's likely that if you keep riding in the position, it'll get better. You're simply not used to it.
08-16-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By wolfchild

A couple of 8 - 10 second efforts and stopping...

A couple of 8 - 10 second efforts and stopping just before going into glycolytic zone can be very useful during an aerobic lower intensity ride. It allows you to train your ATP Phosphocreatine energy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By berner

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance,...

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance, like I do sailing. In the middle of the ocean, you had better be able to fix a problem on your own because it is unlikely anyone will come by to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,899
Posted By rubiksoval

Never. Totally pointless and it slows you down.

Never. Totally pointless and it slows you down.
08-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By rubiksoval

Your body is essentially always making lactate...

Your body is essentially always making lactate (anytime it's breaking down carbs), even at rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,522
Posted By burnthesheep

It takes leadership from the organizer. I've seen...

It takes leadership from the organizer. I've seen it plenty of times. The organizer either doesn't control the situation mid-ride or say a single word about how the ride will go that day before...
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,149
Posted By CyclingBK

All great lifts and I agree, especially if new,...

All great lifts and I agree, especially if new, to start with higher reps. Unless you are in your 20s, just going out and starting with a rep range of under 10 is not recommended.

The key is...
08-11-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,149
Posted By CyclingBK

This is a great body weight move. I do them with...

This is a great body weight move. I do them with a weighted vest but you can do without.

Single leg deadlift. Hit your core and lower back, also hamstrings and glutes. It’s great for athlete as it...
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