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08-18-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh c'mon Greg. That study shows you don't get...

Oh c'mon Greg. That study shows you don't get better at riding your bike if you don't ride your bike. The gentle reader might want to search for Forstemann on youtube and see how an Olympic gold...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. Electrolytes move the water out of the...

Yes. Electrolytes move the water out of the stomach much faster. I take 1 Endurolyte/hour, but some take up to 6. Now Hammer makes an extra-strength version for those folks. I take just enough so I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I do out-of-envelope stuff on my rollers. I mean,...

I do out-of-envelope stuff on my rollers. I mean, why not? So if I want big gear work, I like a 50-55 cadence in zone 3. Actually my rollers don't have that much resistance, so I have to spin maybe...
08-17-19, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've always been one of the slower climbers among...

I've always been one of the slower climbers among those who ride a lot. Took me a long time to stop being off the back on every hill. But as I've gotten older, I've simply kept at it: riding, skiing,...
08-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No staring at the ground or neck pain, even on 18...

No staring at the ground or neck pain, even on 18 hour rides with a drop bar bike. It's all in one's position, which should incorporate a straight back from the top of the shorts to the top of...
08-16-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,439
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Are you tracking your CTL, ATL, TSB now? For me,...

Are you tracking your CTL, ATL, TSB now? For me, the TrainingPeaks PMC has been very accurate at predicting my results on any given future day within the next week or so. I take morning resting and...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,594
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I built up my rain bike, I used an old set...

When I built up my rain bike, I used an old set of bar-ends I had in a box somewhere. For one thing, they were free. For another, they were much lighter than brifters, and my $120 (new) frame was not...
08-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks, I try. OK, so the other thing she can do...

Thanks, I try. OK, so the other thing she can do is learn to apply force more continuously around the pedal circle.

Concentrate on relaxing the ankle. Let the heel drop as it will. The ideal of...
08-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Should be the same. Downside of phone is battery...

Should be the same. Downside of phone is battery life. There might be small differences in that different devices use different averaging algorithms. 3 second average is common.

It takes a while...
08-15-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Speaking of which, here's a primer on what bars...

Speaking of which, here's a primer on what bars and brifters should look like: Drop Bar Hand Positions: an Introduction...
08-15-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's normal for everyone. Cycling uses fewer...

That's normal for everyone. Cycling uses fewer muscles, or should I say, less muscle volume, thus one's LTHR will always be lower on the bike than when running. I assume that HRmax would follow the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pushups. 1 set to exhaustion every 3rd day.

Pushups. 1 set to exhaustion every 3rd day.
08-15-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've done it myself all my life. Though I...

I've done it myself all my life. Though I recently had a pro fit by a big name local fitter. He moved my hands back 3cm, no other change. I'm still not sure if his move made a difference or not. As...
08-15-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We've been tandeming with HRMs since 2007. We...

We've been tandeming with HRMs since 2007. We both use HRMs. She has a Garmin with my HR and a Polar with hers. I have a Garmin with mine. I don't see hers. Our theoretical threshold HRs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There's a Finnish sauna study, IIRC centered...

There's a Finnish sauna study, IIRC centered around CVD, which found that one had to sauna 5 days a week to get the benefit. Those who only sauna 1-2 times/week didn't get the benefit. Might be the...
08-15-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Did you see the arm positions in the photos? And...

Did you see the arm positions in the photos? And read where it says greater reach = less pressure on the hands?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's good that there are so many water stops. I...

It's good that there are so many water stops. I use a Camelbak for stuff like that because it's so much easier to drink from it, thus I do so more frequently. I fill mine, then stop less frequently....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

LOL. It was fine in Preview mode . . .

LOL. It was fine in Preview mode . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, speed really has nothing to do with it....

No, speed really has nothing to do with it. Effort is the key. Speed is a function of weather, gradient, position, desire, and most important, effort. Never watch your speed. It's useless, a needless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'd have to disagree. I've done long pass climbs...

I'd have to disagree. I've done long pass climbs in 104, low RH. No, you can't keep up with the water losses. One has to rest and hydrate tactically. I've gone through 70 oz. in 20 miles. It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It works because of the taste. Mustard and the...

It works because of the taste. Mustard and the original mint-flavored 500mg Tums work the same way. Other Tums don't have the exact right taste and don't work. But that's why it works immediately,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Heat training. Go out in the hottest part of the...

Heat training. Go out in the hottest part of the day, every time. There's a silly thread on BF somewhere about ride early, beat the heat. Heat training is the best training you can do, even for when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,702
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I once had a tire go flat due to valve leakage....

I once had a tire go flat due to valve leakage. Caps keep the dirt out. I also like colored ones. Easier to find when changing a flat.

I'd like to see Lance with a modern rim, one of those "ready...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,702
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I know a cyclist who isn't a perfect human being,...

I know a cyclist who isn't a perfect human being, ground his lawyer tabs, bunny hopped, and was off the bike for almost a year. Forgot his QR. Very experienced rider, tour leader, etc.
08-14-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Go to the doctor already. Report back.

Go to the doctor already. Report back.
08-14-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Doctor will remove them for you.

Doctor will remove them for you.
08-14-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hand Pain...

Hand Pain (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/752905-numb-hands.html#post12953035)

Something's wrong somewhere. You shouldn't have hand pain after 150 miles. I doubt a different bar would...
08-14-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The first 3 hours of a long ride are the most...

The first 3 hours of a long ride are the most important. That's when you establish your rhythm of hydration and fueling. You want to start fueling 15' after the start and, for a ride like yours, try...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You need a metric other than speed. PM is the...

You need a metric other than speed. PM is the best, HRM works once you learn what it does. Both is even better. Without a metric, it's hard to tell exactly what you're doing. OTOH if you use a device...
08-10-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We don't exceed max pressure. As the OP pointed...

We don't exceed max pressure. As the OP pointed out, it's possible to find tires which will work below max pressure. We run Conti 4KIIs in 28mm (31mm inflated on a 23mm rim) at 95 lbs. Max is 116.
08-09-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For a cyclist, growth stimulus is not really the...

For a cyclist, growth stimulus is not really the point. Fiber recruitment, also known as strength, is the point. Those new to lifting and doing strength work near or at their limit, meaning the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,310
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There's the above testimony that your practice,...

There's the above testimony that your practice, while seemingly sensible, results in increased chain wear. I don't know of an RCT. I do know fellow riders who are amazed that I get over 500 miles out...
08-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How many years have you been lifting, and what...

How many years have you been lifting, and what sort of program?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:) The only thing I know about drive train losses...

:) The only thing I know about drive train losses is that running the largest ring up front that gives you the cadence you want reduces chain wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Butting in again . . . Actually, my legs do hurt...

Butting in again . . . Actually, my legs do hurt sitting at my desk, but that's a good thing. At my age, if my legs don't hurt, I'm doing it wrong. :)

Higher cadence in the same gear increases...
08-07-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good schedule. You might try: Monday - Off...

Good schedule.

You might try:
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Indoor 1hr w/1 long Fast Pedal interval, Z2, until your legs are shot (up to 40 minutes), then cool down....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:58 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,310
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The whole deal with chain lube is what happens...

The whole deal with chain lube is what happens with the pins in the rollers. That's where wear occurs. Thus, the first requirement of long chain life is to never disturb the lube inside the rollers....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,310
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use Finish Line Ceramic, have done for so long...

I use Finish Line Ceramic, have done for so long I finally bought the pint bottle. Winter, summer, same lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You and HT are of course correct. I would add...

You and HT are of course correct. I would add that we don't get younger. It might amaze you how soon you'll want that lower gear. Over the years, gradually moving to lower and lower gears, I have so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

78 is my "no lower, boss" climbing cadence. I can...

78 is my "no lower, boss" climbing cadence. I can go down to about 74 before it becomes a bummer. Down around 68 I can feel my legs tiring and my power actually goes down a bit. 82-84 is nice. Folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,086
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I lost my front light of many years, a Serfas 250...

I lost my front light of many years, a Serfas 250 lumen on an extremely rough bit of road. It came off my fork knob, bummer. I replaced it with a Cateye Volt400, which comes with a spare battery...
08-06-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,115
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Now that I have a PM for my single, I'll use...

Now that I have a PM for my single, I'll use power for TSS on singles, still using HR for the tandem and everything else. I would think that TSS should approximately equal hrTSS, except be a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,853
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OTOH, when I take off my Pactimo jersey, I can...

OTOH, when I take off my Pactimo jersey, I can feel it's dry all over. Skin is dry, too. That's on a hot day, immediately after getting off the bike. Your jersey is wet because your UA is wet, too....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,853
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I certainly can't. I've tried them and they don't...

I certainly can't. I've tried them and they don't work for me, not at all. The whole idea of cooling on the bike is that one moves sweat to the surface of one's outer garment as quickly as possible...
08-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

They replaced the chainrings. Maybe they messed...

They replaced the chainrings. Maybe they messed with the BB also. Check chainring bolts, stoker's BB.
08-05-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,115
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Strava and TrainingPeaks state that their...

Strava and TrainingPeaks state that their algorithms ignore stopped time when AutoPause is in use. IOW it's like you didn't stop for the purposes of TSS calculation. However if you turn AutoPause...
08-05-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,115
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Get Out Of Seattle Eastward and Bicycle Under...

Get Out Of Seattle Eastward and Bicycle Under March's Partly-cloudy Skies. PM me.
08-05-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Extending your reach doesn't put too much weight...

Extending your reach doesn't put too much weight on your hands. Moving forward on the saddle or having the saddle too far forward or perhaps tilted down slightly does that.

For neck pain, see:...
08-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The whole idea here is that one is allowed to get...

The whole idea here is that one is allowed to get older, but not to age. We can really, really slow aging through exercise, stretching, and diet. When something starts to hurt, it's not because...
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