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02-27-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As said above, photos in your normal cycling...

As said above, photos in your normal cycling position would be better. However, please have a look at my bike fitting primer, here: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html

Your goal is to...
02-27-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't box, but that sounds good, or at least a...

I don't box, but that sounds good, or at least a good start for aerobic activity. Seems like you'd also do weight work and plyometrics, but that's up to your coach.
02-27-21, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, do it the other way around. A happy wife is...

Yeah, do it the other way around. A happy wife is worth the world. Myself, I'm not sure that one affects the other IF one's saddle is the right one and in the correct position. My only issue with...
02-26-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I see. It's simply having a strong ride, for...

I see. It's simply having a strong ride, for which the forecast is having normal numbers on the scale in the morning. Learned correlation. A long time ago, I tried to do a 40 mile moderate pace...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,851
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I know a woman who rode PBP on a Brooks, got...

I know a woman who rode PBP on a Brooks, got bloody, took 6 months before she could do anything interesting again. So there's that. There's a reason that in the world of slotted saddles, the women's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When that happens, if you're using RWGPS, you...

When that happens, if you're using RWGPS, you simply switch to "Draw Lines," then once over the difficulty, switch back to Driving or Cycling. I do that a lot. So it's really simple - don't draw your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's critical how you set up the tracking page...

It's critical how you set up the tracking page (how to follow a course). You have to have an experienced user show you the exact settings which you have to use. I can't help - I'm still using an 800,...
02-26-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, one can tell one's low on glycogen if one...

Well, one can tell one's low on glycogen if one just can't move the bike normally - assuming there's no other good reason, like lack of recent exercise or really sore muscles on the bike. Glycogen...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 06:10 PM
02-26-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

https://tanita.eu/body-composition-scales/ ...

https://tanita.eu/body-composition-scales/

Water content changes muscle conductivity. My muscle percent between when I get up and later in the day goes up 1 or 2 percent. Similarly after exercise...
02-26-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,341
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Is that Russian slang from the Soviet days? Have...

Is that Russian slang from the Soviet days? Have you read Secondhand Time: the last of the Soviets, by Svetlana Aleksievich?

I liked the photo very much.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Still, metal is an isotropic material and so will...

Still, metal is an isotropic material and so will always be at a disadvantage w/r to anisotropic materials when trying to create an object with very specific properties.
02-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try it first thing in the morning, then after a...

Try it first thing in the morning, then after a workout. Mine goes up .2 - .3 and for no conceivable reason other than that my scale gets bone and muscle a bit confused.
02-25-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you want to know how to pedal seated, look at...

If you want to know how to pedal seated, look at the video in post 25. At least one can aspire to that even if it's at half the watts. For pedaling standing, look at Pantani's form. That's where...
02-25-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My bedtime snack is 15g whey protein in water....

My bedtime snack is 15g whey protein in water. That's worked surprisingly well. This morning's weigh-in found my weight unchanged, water up, muscle and fat both down from yesterday morning. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've seen folks ride single speed balloon tired...

I've seen folks ride single speed balloon tired bikes on doubles, and a woman rode one of those, complete with flowers in the basket, on PBP. She was not your average rider, however. If it were me,...
02-24-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I did the workout, though I got interrupted in...

I did the workout, though I got interrupted in the morning and had to quit halfway through. I did the other half, which was identical to the first half, in the afternoon. Both were about 45'. Results...
02-24-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a similar scale. I notice that the day...

I have a similar scale. I notice that the day after maybe a 2 hour workout, if I did not adequately replace carbs, my weight the next morning is down by a pound or so. If I do have an after-workout...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's what I noticed. The place to learn how to...

That's what I noticed. The place to learn how to sprint is on the road. Accelerating mass on the road and increasing power demands at the cube of the speed is a whole different thing. Moving the bike...
02-23-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Our tandem team weighs 285. I build my own wheels...

Our tandem team weighs 285. I build my own wheels for it, but always 36H because of having 36H CK hubs. I've used both double-butted and CX-Ray and never a broken spoke. The bigger deal than spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The reason I brought that up is that the Thunk is...

The reason I brought that up is that the Thunk is what makes carbon special - vibration damping. You can get the same stiffness in metal, but without the vibration damping. That's a product of the...
02-22-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We have Avid Single Digit 7 V-brakes. Funny that...

We have Avid Single Digit 7 V-brakes. Funny that you should ask about the pads. I bought a pile of SwissStop GHP2 green pads back in 2015, still have a few pair. Sure enough, they don't make them...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The nice thing then about carbon is that when you...

The nice thing then about carbon is that when you tap it, it doesn't ring, it just goes Thunk. Doesn't matter what you tap it with, just Thunk.
02-22-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The simplest thing to do is to confirm that you...

The simplest thing to do is to confirm that you have fitted your current bike correctly for you. My fit primer is here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html

While going through...
02-22-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If it's pee and it's cold, just go in your bibs....

If it's pee and it's cold, just go in your bibs. No harm done. I once loaned a bib-wearng rider a pair of warmer socks. He had to take them home and launder them before returning.
02-22-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't think so. This journalist was more about...

I don't think so. This journalist was more about seeing what doping could do and telling his readers about it, so folks could better understand the effects it had on those who participated in it....
02-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We also have the Wound-Up fork with the aluminum...

We also have the Wound-Up fork with the aluminum crown. We have Travel Agents both front and back and Shimano hoods and levers. I don't notice any movement in our fork under heavy braking. "Heavy"...
02-22-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Many people move onto the saddle nose during hard...

Many people move onto the saddle nose during hard efforts. That would naturally move weight onto the bars. That's not a problem because one can't keep that up for long enough to tire the arms anyway....
02-22-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you're liking the fit on your current bike,...

If you're liking the fit on your current bike, are you already using a -17° slammed stem? If not, that would certainly be the first thing to try. If that's not low enough, flip a stem with a larger...
02-21-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, some experiments show favorable results,...

Yeah, some experiments show favorable results, others not so much.

I was really interested that they pedaled identically, coming from completely different traditions. They lift that toe to start...
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For rural routes without many services, I always...

For rural routes without many services, I always use a 2-liter Camelbak, just the bare thing, no storage, plus a food bottle. I don't usually need 2 bottles with the Camelbak. That gives me a 50 mile...
02-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

First step: google "tandem riding the proper...

First step: google "tandem riding the proper method" Read several of the articles.

The most important thing is for the stoker to stay quiet, not lean one way or the other, but rather just sit...
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I did my fastest double in my early 60s, on a...

I did my fastest double in my early 60s, on a nice carbon bike with fast tires though.
02-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You're probably right. I can feel my heelcups and...

You're probably right. I can feel my heelcups and shoe uppers on the upstroke, but that's not lifting the weight of a powercrank, just my leg. I don't think I'd do better if I lifted any harder - or...
02-20-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I always thought of that as the sensation of...

I always thought of that as the sensation of peeing strength out of the bottoms of my shoes.
02-20-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I remember those days when we were forbidden to...

I remember those days when we were forbidden to drink during a game. Gave you cramps, dontcha know?

The students learning Mandarin were heading for one of the intelligence paths. I can still speak...
02-20-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm trying to remember that far back . ..:) I do...

I'm trying to remember that far back . ..:) I do distinctly remember in my teens and early 20s going on ski vacations and only being sore the first three days, then not again the rest of the season....
02-20-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's certainly true. However, I think it's...

That's certainly true. However, I think it's interesting to ride hard, see what's sore the next day, and maybe train those sore muscles on not-hard days. Then on hard days maybe I'll have more...
02-20-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Training for any sport will encompass a wide...

Training for any sport will encompass a wide variety of exercise modes. It's not a simple subject. Whole forums have operated for years and never come to a conclusion about anything being the "way to...
02-18-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Fitting theory says that with hands on the hoods...

Fitting theory says that with hands on the hoods or deep in the drops, the upper arms should make an approximate 90° angle with a straight torso. For me, that works out to my elbows being just in...
02-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a riding buddy who can only ride...

I have a riding buddy who can only ride Bisaddles. He rode PBP, no problem, has a wall of kilometer-hound medals. So far I've made do with the usual 20 saddles in the cardboard box.
02-18-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a score of about 700. I looked into it,...

I have a score of about 700. I looked into it, and research says that many long-term endurance athletes have high calcium scores, but that these high scores don't correlate with myocardial...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Different grades of CF have different yield...

Different grades of CF have different yield strengths and other properties. Better costs more. Stronger CF of course means you can use less of it, and more importantly, less resin, thus a part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have one carbon, 2 alu, 1 steel. I'm glad I did...

I have one carbon, 2 alu, 1 steel. I'm glad I did no harm. I worry I come on too strong sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The problem is that you didn't go to engineering...

The problem is that you didn't go to engineering school and take materials science and statics. Think about the concepts of tension and compression while holding a toilet paper or paper towel tube in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Which has zip to do with anything. It's the...

Which has zip to do with anything. It's the tensile strength and elongation coefficient which are its valuable materials properties.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,253
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There is very fancy math involved: finite element...

There is very fancy math involved: finite element analysis. One can use that on any frame material, but carbon gives the designer/engineer the ability to adjust the layup in real time as it were, and...
02-15-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,564
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This all depends on how hard, long, and...

This all depends on how hard, long, and frequently one rides. Many people never ride hard, long, and often enough to burn enough carbs to notice when they're low. OTOH, some people never get enough...
02-15-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,931
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That works. What you want to notice is your...

That works. What you want to notice is your comfort level during those intervals. If they're comfortable, even vaguely so, make them longer, recovery half the work time, and a long Z1 cool down,...
02-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Get a set of resistance rollers and ride your...

Get a set of resistance rollers and ride your road bike on them. Solved, less expensive, and ride with your road fit.
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