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08-08-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Is that used gear? I looked around and new stuff...

Is that used gear? I looked around and new stuff is crazy expensive. I wound up getting some cheap dumbbells off Amazon, but they're a PITA. Whatever we get, look like we might have a couple years to...
08-08-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 297
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not a bug, it's a feature. It's how you know to...

Not a bug, it's a feature. It's how you know to rest a bit. My guess is that your return to good performance isn't random, rather is the result of taking it easier for a few days. That's what you're...
08-07-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I had a fitting with our local high-end physical...

I had a fitting with our local high-end physical therapist/bike trainer. One of the things I wanted him to explore was that I thought I had one leg longer than the other. We talked about various ways...
08-07-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm almost healed now, things are looking better....

I'm almost healed now, things are looking better. Skin there now seems like it might be OK after all. Maybe another 2 weeks until I can test it. Of course there's the chance that it might happen all...
08-07-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Tee-hee . ....

Tee-hee . . .https://www.painscience.com/articles/iliotibial-band-syndrome-stretch.php


I have learned a few things over the past 6 decades. I was a fool before that. Specifically, I've learned a...
08-07-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

https://www.physio-pedia.com/images/7/70/Knee_burs...

https://www.physio-pedia.com/images/7/70/Knee_bursas.png
Which is a bit weird in that the pes anserine (subsartorial) bursa on the inside of the knee is not shown. You could be right about the...
08-07-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 72,538
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Have a wonderful birthday ride! Hope you can get...

Have a wonderful birthday ride! Hope you can get out for it.
08-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:) On long rides, I try to keep it just below the...

:) On long rides, I try to keep it just below the pain threshold. That's a familiar mental state. You won't be able to increase drag enough. I agree with burnthesheep - you need some sort of indoor...
08-06-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's bro science. It's been around for so long...

That's bro science. It's been around for so long that people take it for fact. The ITB is a long chunk of hard fibrous tissue and you better hope it doesn't stretch because its main function is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Swisstop BXP are even better.

Swisstop BXP are even better.
08-06-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Perhaps, though it sounds to me like the OP is...

Perhaps, though it sounds to me like the OP is very motivated.

IME my post is correct. "Over-reaching" and "over-training" are technical terms with two very different definitions. I was trying to...
08-05-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Smaller portions works for me. Same thing I...

Smaller portions works for me. Same thing I always eat, just less of it. Natural foods diet, nothing processed, no snacks in the house except fruit. I try to be a little hungry that last hour before...
08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

97 isn't that great. My asthmatic wife is at 99,...

97 isn't that great. My asthmatic wife is at 99, as am I. Pulmonologist appointment. My wife uses a peak flow meter. A toot on that thing keeps you knowledgeable about your current ability to move...
08-04-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Could be a sign of coming into good form. Still,...

Could be a sign of coming into good form. Still, quite worrisome. A dear friend once passed out and hit her head on a doorknob, like instant Alzheimer's.
08-04-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Whatever. Another option might have been to get...

Whatever. Another option might have been to get yourself fit rather than change your bike. My bike is the best doctor I ever had, helping and encouraging me to stay fit - or I am grateful for the...
08-04-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Remove and lube the seatpost.

Remove and lube the seatpost.
08-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The OP again doesn't mention having checked chain...

The OP again doesn't mention having checked chain routing through the RD. I once made that error in a mad rush to get the bike reassembled after flying. But it was quite noticeable just rotating the...
08-04-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think you might find it a little big, but not...

I think you might find it a little big, but not too big. As above, set your saddle height off your current bike, measuring pedal to saddle top. Then see how much exposed seat post there is. I have...
08-04-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Every scientist's greatest wish is to prove...

Every scientist's greatest wish is to prove themselves wrong. That's what we're supposed to do. Experimenting on oneself is good. There's lots to learn. Go at it.
08-04-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We used to drink straight honey before a Nordic...

We used to drink straight honey before a Nordic race - both sucrose and fructose pathways.

On the bike, I couldn't begin to swallow peanut butter and it'd destroy my stomach if I could get it...
08-03-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's one of the reasons that we strongly...

That's one of the reasons that we strongly discourage, and when possible outlaw flashing lights at night on bicycles. Steady lights only. Flashing lights in daytime are not a problem.

The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To measure tire circumference, first check your...

To measure tire circumference, first check your tire pressure. Then stretch a tape measure out on a suitably long bit of floor, street, or driveway. Put the valve stem at the end of the tape, a...
08-03-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've never used a hard saddle that didn't at...

I've never used a hard saddle that didn't at first give me great pain though later on a long ride, my whole butt would get numb. OTOH, soft saddles don't suit me either. I like a saddle that's padded...
08-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One is supposed to point superbright taillights...

One is supposed to point superbright taillights toward the ground. We need regulation of headlamps like they have in Europe: only sharp cutoff lamps allowed. The lamps which drive me nuts are...
08-02-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been a member of a group for ~20 years. When...

I've been a member of a group for ~20 years. When I started with them, I was by far the weakest rider. No, they never waited for me. Why would they do that? Some misplaced sense of guilt? I was off...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nothing on that list. I stop when I'm done. I...

Nothing on that list. I stop when I'm done. I never ride randomly. Every ride has a goal.

I remember one ride I had to bail from a couple years ago. I had come down with PMR, though it hadn't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's a really interesting question. I know that...

That's a really interesting question. I know that in the fairly recent past, a large proportion of fast riders are doing the zip-up, even the hook-up and zip right before the finish, Many were...
08-01-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nor have I. AFAIK, it's all about stretching,...

Nor have I. AFAIK, it's all about stretching, even though one cannot stretch an IT band. IMO IT band issues mostly aren't. I use these stretches to keep my knees healthy:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

See post 123.

See post 123.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I found this to be a good primer on the subject:...

I found this to be a good primer on the subject: HEAT TRANSFER AND CUTANEOUS SENSIBILITY (https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1113/jphysiol.1954.sp005204) Full PDF.

Your original...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't think you are correct in this first...

I don't think you are correct in this first assertion. We cannot feel temperature. We only feel heat transfer. For instance in a hot oven everything is the same temperature. One puts one's hand in...
07-31-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,126
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I rode toe clips for several years, long before...

I rode toe clips for several years, long before there was an option. IME they are vastly more dangerous than clipless if you strap them down. If you don't, they're pretty useless, keep you foot...
07-31-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My upper limit is 70%, though I try to ride just...

My upper limit is 70%, though I try to ride just below that when I do AeT rides. But I suppose everyone's different. I notice the change when I definitely feel that I need to breathe faster. A common...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I stretch every morning, starting with these...

I stretch every morning, starting with these stretches: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/877253-band-pain-during-ride.html#post15372967
and also maybe every 50 miles if they seem to need it....
07-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's also worth noting that MTB elite racers...

It's also worth noting that MTB elite racers spend up to 90% of their training time on their road bikes. Could be the 2-bike effect.
07-30-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agreed, but it's more interesting to the...

Agreed, but it's more interesting to the beginning rider to keep at it until they reach that point. In fact, it's more effective to go at it until one noticeably slows down, then rest and recover and...
07-30-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,126
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sure, fine! I have not and would not have a...

Sure, fine! I have not and would not have a negative word about the OP, his post, or any of that. I have had perhaps the only helpful words on that in this whole thread.

My objections are only to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Which means, absolutely, that it is less bad. IME...

Which means, absolutely, that it is less bad. IME anything that keeps one's jersey off one's skin is bad, which would include air, i.e. loose fitting jersey. That said, I do open my jersey a few...
07-30-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

MTB is a different discipline. One should be able...

MTB is a different discipline. One should be able to push one's crotch entirely behind the saddle when fully extending arms and torso. That's the correct fit there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife an I do a lot of hiking and backpacking...

My wife an I do a lot of hiking and backpacking too. We never wear a base layer when it's above about 55°. We are usually the lightest dressed people we see on the trail. Maybe we work harder, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've ridden the same passes in the same...

I've ridden the same passes in the same temperature range with and without a base layer, and NO, a base layer does NOT keep me cooler. What it does, is dehydrate me at a much higher rate. Base layer...
07-30-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Technically, this is known as "speed work." I've...

Technically, this is known as "speed work." I've done these in final prep for a little extra strength on the flat, after doing a lot of FTP and climbing work I can make no sense of the T-Max interval...
07-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This study...

This study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23121348/
relates what is now well-accepted gospel - some dehydration is beneficial to performance, but that limit is somewhere around 3%. IMO the OP...
07-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Answer to question: Not a question of better or...

Answer to question: Not a question of better or as good or . . .It's different, that's all that can be said. It's still training. You were able to go hard for an hour because of the hours per week...
07-30-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Weight distribution doesn't matter. That'll be...

Weight distribution doesn't matter. That'll be baked into your personal physiology, i.e. limb lengths, and the frame design. Here is my primer on how to fit your bike:...
07-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agree with headwind. Bike is, if anything, too...

Agree with headwind. Bike is, if anything, too small. If it were me, I'd flip the stem and move the spacers to on top. Someone should be able to put a straight edge on your back and have it touch all...
07-29-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,126
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"Bailing" is not a problem. Just use the same...

"Bailing" is not a problem. Just use the same method you always use: stop pedaling with your favorite pedal down, unclip the other foot and it down. it's easy. The hard part is getting going again....
07-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,377
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not really. Zone boundaries as commonly defined...

Not really. Zone boundaries as commonly defined by various authorities intentionally don't fall on AeT or AnT (VT1 and VT2). That's a reason that coach advice is, when trying to ride in a a...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,055
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: Actually, just chuckling but there's not...

:lol: Actually, just chuckling but there's not emoji for that, too bad. Anyway, that's why one always plots their routes on RWGPS. That is, if one is really interested in where one will be riding,...
07-29-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,126
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My browser says that's a dangerous link and won't...

My browser says that's a dangerous link and won't open it.

However your quote shows that the "study" is biased and BS. The first thing I'd say is that it's long been recognized in the cycling...
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