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03-30-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Leg strength: Depending on what I'm doing the...

Leg strength: Depending on what I'm doing the next day, I've been doing either 6 X 1' X 5' or 6 X 30" X 5' max effort intervals. The 1 minute is at the max you can hold for that minute. Takes a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,340
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good point. Having a PM for the last 9 months has...

Good point. Having a PM for the last 9 months has really helped me to develop a finer sense of RPE. Our tandem doesn't have power, just HR, but now I can do a decent job of estimating my power output...
03-29-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 845
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe a little less, but doing more indoor...

Maybe a little less, but doing more indoor intensity, which has been fun. I normally do long outdoor rides, and thus have to keep the midweek intensity down. Outdoor rides are more limited now, due...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,340
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I ride in the PNW where your 61 is a nice warm...

I ride in the PNW where your 61 is a nice warm day. Try 36 and raining hard for 75 miles. In any case, I've been riding with HR since uh, '96. I don't notice any change at all with lower...
03-28-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,254
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm training like this never happened except for...

I'm training like this never happened except for the little details like no coffee stops, few restrooms, more bushes, and more indoor rather than outdoor. I'm expecting to be able to ride events in...
03-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,254
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The latest research I've read said that the...

The latest research I've read said that the immune system degradation hypothesis was founded on misinterpreted data. The idea is that fewer T cells or whatever are seen in the blood following...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think that's a question for each person to ask...

I think that's a question for each person to ask their surgeon.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,440
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah! it's like having a license to fly. Only...

Yeah! it's like having a license to fly. Only thing is, if you don't keep making the installment payments, your license is taken away.
03-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Cadence increases oxygen demand. Try increasing...

Cadence increases oxygen demand. Try increasing your gear and dropping cadence to say 78.
03-28-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Proper endurance breathing is called...

Proper endurance breathing is called "diaphragmatic breathing," because it's done with the diaphragm. It takes some practice. First of all, never try to breathe through the nose if you're going hard....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The folks I know who've had hip replacement all...

The folks I know who've had hip replacement all say the same thing: "Why did I wait so long?"
03-28-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, that's a big gear. You might consider going...

Well, that's a big gear. You might consider going down to ~50 g.i. Then you can practice high rpm work at low resistance and dial up the trainer for hard work. As it is, you're stuck with a gear...
03-28-20, 10:53 AM
03-27-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For whatever reason which I don't yet understand,...

For whatever reason which I don't yet understand, doing more inside riding with a wide variety of hard intervals has increased the volume of my legs. WTF. I'm an inch bigger than maybe 6 weeks ago,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

1 cm is a lot!

1 cm is a lot!
03-27-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, you just have to put in the hours. I...

Yeah, you just have to put in the hours. I wouldn't recommend any intervals now, just time in zone. Can you adjust the effort on your trainer since you can't change gear on your bike? That would...
03-27-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

But that doesn't help you keep track of your...

But that doesn't help you keep track of your training effort over time. It's a lot easier to train efficiently if you have data. You might look at getting something like a Garmin Edge 25 and a Garmin...
03-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nothing to do with glycogen, everything to do...

Nothing to do with glycogen, everything to do with training, which does include lactate clearing. It's really simple. Uphill 3 minutes, coast back down, wait 1 more minute, back up 3 minutes. Repeat...
03-27-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You don't say what your previous ride quantity...

You don't say what your previous ride quantity was like, before the 2 months of structure. How many average hours/week of what sort of riding for how long? Can't guess without knowing total quantity.
03-27-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good idea. I'm a geezer, 74, so I'm really slow...

Good idea. I'm a geezer, 74, so I'm really slow to recover. I've been running a weekly TSS of 350-500 this winter, that's like 6-10 hrs. IME the extra benefit over 10 hours is small, a few percent....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I would guess that your vertical jump would...

I would guess that your vertical jump would suffer from the usual cycling training. Cycling is an endurance sport, emphasis on slow twitch muscles, vs. jumping, emphasis on fast twitch. The two types...
03-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thought of some links to look at concerning the...

Thought of some links to look at concerning the sore hand heels. I had those decades ago before I figured out how to adjust everything. I don't think I ever rest the heels of my hands on anything...
03-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The butt issue could be saddle shape. Look for...

The butt issue could be saddle shape. Look for saddles with less saddle right where you feel the pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If I ever had any pride or vanity about that kind...

If I ever had any pride or vanity about that kind of thing, it's long gone, long gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,340
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As an example of the use of both, I just did a...

As an example of the use of both, I just did a 30' sweet spot interval on my resistance rollers. I rode it at what is supposed to be 97% of my FTP (functional threshold power), the level set by a...
03-25-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You're absolutely correct, training from a plan...

You're absolutely correct, training from a plan is complicated, not so much the plan really, but how to get good results from one and to figure out how much is too little or too much. Especially that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,340
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use them both for all the reasons given above....

I use them both for all the reasons given above. Plus, I go much more by HR on competitive group rides because any current power reading really doesn't determine when I'm about to blow up, it's kj...
03-25-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That happens for a variety of reasons, sometimes...

That happens for a variety of reasons, sometimes from using Cycling instead of Driving or vice versa under Follow Roads or from clicking on an intersection or just to one side of one. An easier fix...
03-24-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite so. One must copy the published route into...

Quite so. One must copy the published route into one's own account, usually renaming and saving it as Private, before editing.
03-24-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Why?

Why?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,756
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We took the tandem out on Sunday for another...

We took the tandem out on Sunday for another spirited solo ride. I noticed that on the tandem, I do have to apply countersteer all the way around the corner, whereas on my single bike I don't. I...
03-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Put chafe tape under the P-clamps. You should...

Put chafe tape under the P-clamps. You should have it under that zip tie, too. Under all zip ties. For sure a fender isn't going to fit between tire and fork. On tight fits like that, I end the...
03-24-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,254
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I put a bottle of sanitizer in my jersey pocket...

I put a bottle of sanitizer in my jersey pocket along with a sanitary wipe in a small plastic bag.
03-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,254
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, it's not the flu and no, it's not like the...

No, it's not the flu and no, it's not like the flu either.:
https://www.propublica.org/article/a-medical-worker-describes--terrifying-lung-failure-from-covid19-even-in-his-young-patients

And that...
03-23-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 989
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Redmond Cycling Club is still planning on RAMROD...

Redmond Cycling Club is still planning on RAMROD being held on it's usual date. We aren't asking for donations :). The club will be fine either way. The main thing we're telling people is to limit...
Forum: Touring
03-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,004
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Me too. Back before I got lazy, I never carried a...

Me too. Back before I got lazy, I never carried a stove. Just camp somewhere that there are some small rocks. Look around on the ground for pencil size sticks. Build a little hollow tower, maybe 6"...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,914
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I haven't noticed them driving differently except...

I haven't noticed them driving differently except that there's at least one around here which runs stop signs, not even a slow-down. Maybe just one driver, which makes more sense.
03-23-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME one fit for everything. I use the same...

IME one fit for everything. I use the same standard road fit for all my bikes, all my rides from spirited group rides to touring. That said, if one had a short commute, I think a slightly more...
03-22-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

See a pulmonologist if you can get an appointment...

See a pulmonologist if you can get an appointment now. If ephedrine has that effect, then probably what you are experiencing is asthma. Ephedrine is not a replacement for prescription asthma meds....
03-22-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To make my post maybe a little clearer, doctors...

To make my post maybe a little clearer, doctors have long since stopped prescribing "painkillers" for back pain. Instead, they diagnose the source of the pain and look to PT, lifestyle changes, and...
03-22-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Take for what? Read the thread. "Painkillers"...

Take for what? Read the thread. "Painkillers" aren't what you want. What painkillers do is allow you to do more damage. Pain is good, it's information. It's telling you to stop doing whatever it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 959
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So ask your coach what he'd recommend that's in...

So ask your coach what he'd recommend that's in your price range and go test it. You just might be astonished at the difference. Or not notice any. Why are you asking us before already having done...
03-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The answer is yes. If one looks closely enough at...

The answer is yes. If one looks closely enough at the right data, one can see patterns in it. The hardest part of training is figuring out how much of what is enough and the reverse. All the rest is...
03-20-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,245
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's actually not surprising. We're a 144 y.o....

It's actually not surprising. We're a 144 y.o. tandem team and my stoker has an FTP of 75w. We've zoomed by every recumbent we've seen on our side of the road. Not saying that there aren't fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,756
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

People keep saying this, but it doesn't get...

People keep saying this, but it doesn't get through: motos are not the same as bicycles. If you weighed 10 times what your moto weighed, your supposition would be true. But you don't. I rode my BMW...
03-19-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Me too, always going harder than they are. OTOH,...

Me too, always going harder than they are. OTOH, one gets into exceptionally good condition for who one is. I actually aged out of even that ability a few years ago and started riding tandem with my...
03-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

From your information I can tell that you have no...

From your information I can tell that you have no idea what your MHR is, which is normal. Don't worry or even think about it. Instead, find your lactate threshold HR. Here's the easiest protocol for...
03-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've often had the same feelings to start with on...

I've often had the same feelings to start with on rides. It takes a while for my chest to "open up." I think what's happening is that olders take a little longer, maybe our blood vessels are a little...
03-19-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's really not at hard as it sounds. I fit my...

It's really not at hard as it sounds. I fit my toe into a bottle cage in the triangle - I only have the forward cage in winter. I admit to cheating: I have a post 6" away from my rollers, next to my...
03-18-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think Dave has a good idea. I have resistance...

I think Dave has a good idea. I have resistance rollers instead of a trainer, but I find that holding steady state at any power level will hurt like the very devil if you do it long enough. Around...
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