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09-21-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,986
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's because of the short length of said tests....

That's because of the short length of said tests. Same with that GCN video about flats/clipless. Same with asgelle's post about 20k TT riders. If that's all one wants to do, it really doesn't make...
09-21-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We're lucky: short stoker = gates belt plus same...

We're lucky: short stoker = gates belt plus same cockpit as her single. Just shortened her cranks to 151mm which allowed us to move her bars out from under captain's saddle.
09-21-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I had a doctor who told me that "We'll be...

I had a doctor who told me that "We'll be studying you and those like you for 20 years. You're the tip of the spear and we know nothing about how this'll turn out."

My message of the day: A missed...
09-21-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Because or maybe not because I eat smallish meal...

Because or maybe not because I eat smallish meal portions, I need to snack mid-morning and afternoon. I've started eating an apple for those snacks and wow, I'm impressed at how well that works! Low...
09-21-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,986
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:D Here we are again. I was pedaling with my shoe...

:D Here we are again. I was pedaling with my shoe uppers for much of my VT1 workout on my rollers today. Going to do it again tomorrow. Pedaled at ~130w, no HR drift over the hour. Maybe I'm not in...
09-20-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's really more interesting that that. It shows...

It's really more interesting that that. It shows that those who had the highest VO2max values at 48 lived longer. No followup except for death dates. I was running with the ball after the buzzer...
09-19-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah. So my wife and I returned from our annual...

Yeah. So my wife and I returned from our annual 10-day unsupported backpack a week ago. I went in with 55 lbs., she with 45. We had a great time even though it rained a lot. My CTL went up 14 pts. in...
09-19-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes! Study shows that for those over 50, the more you ride, the longer you'll live

Of course we all knew that already, but still . . .
https://trainright.com/middle-aged-athletes-add-5-years-to-life/
09-19-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Please link to a study (not an opinion) showing...

Please link to a study (not an opinion) showing that consumption of carbs by endurance athletes has negative health effects. As you perhaps intimate, pro cyclists and ultrarunners have somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,951
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As rubiksoval says. I've done intervals for years...

As rubiksoval says. I've done intervals for years with only a HRM. What you do is do intervals on hills with a steady gradient. Then just hold the cadence = hold the power, and basically ignore your...
09-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Obviously there are vector issues under hard...

Obviously there are vector issues under hard braking which are much more extreme than with the usual safety bicycle.
09-18-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This type of soreness is because your butt...

This type of soreness is because your butt tissues are compressed and thus oxygen deprived. They'll get used to it. The usual prescription is to ride only 1/2 hour and try to do that every day. If...
09-18-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There are prescription meds for BHP including the...

There are prescription meds for BHP including the peeing. Ask your doctor. There are side effects. Ask about that too, and their effects on athletes.

Riding for sure encourages BHP. It's a known...
09-18-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There was a guy on here some years ago who had...

There was a guy on here some years ago who had some sort of butt procedure so he couldn't sit on a saddle. So he removed it and rode anyway. Said it took him quite a while to get used to it, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You can buy a set of used Syntace clip-ons on...

You can buy a set of used Syntace clip-ons on ebay for less than the cost of a tire.
09-17-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So you've gone from a BMI of 20.4 all the way up...

So you've gone from a BMI of 20.4 all the way up to 21.7. Light riders climb and ride much more easily OOS. Lance was around 23 or so at his lightest.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,578
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I once had an aluminum stem break on me. I'd just...

I once had an aluminum stem break on me. I'd just finished a somewhat technical descent up to 40 mph, was on the flat and crossing RR tracks when I felt the stem get wobbly. I sat up, took all the...
09-17-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,986
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Loving it. For the price, it's totally been worth...

Loving it. For the price, it's totally been worth while. I particularly like it on my fluid resistance rollers. As the fluid heats, resistance goes down, so now I can finally get a better fix on HR...
09-17-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, there ya go, how to do it. What's your BMI?

Well, there ya go, how to do it. What's your BMI?
09-16-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,002
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It turns out that folks who have been endurance...

It turns out that folks who have been endurance athletes for a long time usually have high calcium scores, meaning that an exam will find maybe 50% blockage of coronary arteries, which isn't enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using clip-ons for over 20 years. I...

I've been using clip-ons for over 20 years. I love them. Comfort and fun for me, but one has to get used to them, which takes a while. I try to schedule some flat riding where I can stay on them for...
09-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm a goal guy. It is said that the reason...

I'm a goal guy. It is said that the reason amateur racers race is so they have to train so as not to embarrass themselves too greatly. I have a weekly group ride which serves the same purpose. Once a...
09-16-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The higher your VO2max/body weight, the better...

The higher your VO2max/body weight, the better one can take advantage of climbing standing. See Armstrong, Lance when he was on the good stuff. Light runner types often do well standing. For most of...
09-15-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,703
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

After this last one, I'd sure be interested in...

After this last one, I'd sure be interested in getting a good fecal sample and having it replanted after the procedure. The prep or whatever totally knocked out my intestinal flora. I'll be a long...
09-15-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh wow. Totally do not do that. I'm 5'6", heels...

Oh wow. Totally do not do that. I'm 5'6", heels maybe 15" apart, toes pointed out ~30, knees tracking directly over toes, knees never extending past toes, weight on heels, back straight except for a...
09-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I had a go at it. Don't remember exactly when...

I had a go at it. Don't remember exactly when that was, maybe at 68 y.o? Quickly saw that 80/20 wasn't possible for me, not nearly enough recovery. The other thing was that it just wasn't fun. Too...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,585
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use maltodextrin and chocolate flavored whey...

I use maltodextrin and chocolate flavored whey protein, mixed 7:1 by weight for rides of over 3 hours. I mix 250-750 calorie bottles. I buy the malto in 50# bags from homebrew supply houses. I also...
09-04-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I do endurance Z2 rides, I always gun it on...

When I do endurance Z2 rides, I always gun it on a short hill or two. During a taper, the last week, I'll do Z1 with one or more 90" intervals. Yes, one has to maintain intensity, and the best way...
09-04-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, that's normal. There's no good reason to...

Yes, that's normal. There's no good reason to associate weight loss with low carb. Some people have success with that, just like with any calorie reduction diet. Here's what I know about your diet:...
09-03-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, quite. Raise it anyway. See if that makes a...

Yes, quite. Raise it anyway. See if that makes a difference. Try one cm, if that feels stupid high, try just 1/2 cm. You don't notice any discomfort when you do heavy full squats?

You're...
09-03-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, that's not really a C&V bike, is it? Not at...

Well, that's not really a C&V bike, is it? Not at all. It's not classic, just old. At this point it's just a tool. You want to really ride C&V, get a bike like I posted, set up exactly like that....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That all went exactly like it's supposed to. Glad...

That all went exactly like it's supposed to. Glad you had a fun ride and a good workout.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't really care if she was 3rd or not. OTOH,...

I don't really care if she was 3rd or not. OTOH, I care a great deal that this feat is featured in the media. I also care about the denigration of her feat which I observe here. I don't suppose...
09-03-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's probably tendinitis. The usual fix is to...

That's probably tendinitis. The usual fix is to raise the saddle. See: https://roadcyclinguk.com/how-to/technique/beginners-guide-how-to-set-your-saddle-height-on-a-road-bike.html#yckkXxPscv15IHbY.97...
09-03-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, correct. From competitivecyclist? ...

Yes, correct. From competitivecyclist?

Because of the small frame, I don't think you'll be able to exactly duplicate your current bar height using a threadless adapter and modern stem. But that's...
09-02-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yup. And maybe sometimes too long. But coming...

Yup. And maybe sometimes too long. But coming back from way overreaching, when nothing you did could drive your HR up out of Z1, probably best to get completely recovered. One doesn't have to get...
09-02-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think one of the reasons you're getting...

I think one of the reasons you're getting unsatisfactory comments is that your bike photo isn't perfect. We like everything to be perfect, you know. :) The photo isn't level and the bike slants a bit...
09-02-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As asgelle intimates, it's overreaching, not...

As asgelle intimates, it's overreaching, not overtraining, not by a long shot. Overreaching is actually good. It's a data point for you. Without knowing where that is and how it happened, you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,955
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No pride at all. I run a low gear of 26 X 30 on...

No pride at all. I run a low gear of 26 X 30 on my single and 26 X 40 on our tandem. The time we walked the tandem, we had a 26 X 34. We were in MTB shoes but stiff soles, still not that great for...
09-01-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,593
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tried padded tights but I'm very particular...

I tried padded tights but I'm very particular about my pad and use different grades of pads for different types of rides. So I quit doing that and now only use unpadded tights over padded shorts....
09-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So you have a short torso. What's the issue? Run...

So you have a short torso. What's the issue? Run a short stem. A very wide range of reach has been found to be comfortable. I had a fitter shorten my reach by 3 cm recently and can't say I notice any...
09-01-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've lost 17% of body weight over almost 30...

I've lost 17% of body weight over almost 30 years, down from 175 at 45 to 145 at 74. For sure my metabolic rate has slowed, but my leptin and ghrelin seem to be just fine. It takes very little food...
09-01-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,563
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, exactly. I can run a CTL of 60 or so forever...

Yes, exactly. I can run a CTL of 60 or so forever and peak at maybe 80, which isn't too bad in my view. Better than being dead. Next job after we finish training for and completing our annual 10-day...
09-01-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,563
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If I understand you correctly, you're saying at...

If I understand you correctly, you're saying at least at first train hard by following your perceptions, i.e. pain, heart rate, power production, those signs of both recovery and overreaching, and...
09-01-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If it's a dedicated ride, why not change out the...

If it's a dedicated ride, why not change out the cassette? I know friction shifters work with 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes, especially if they're not indexed.
09-01-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks, I've changed all those. Very helpful.

Thanks, I've changed all those. Very helpful.
09-01-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I get it. Beats me. Haven't seen anything like...

I get it. Beats me. Haven't seen anything like that since. As everyone says, something's messed up. Sorry 'bout that.
09-01-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You really might try reading the studies or...

You really might try reading the studies or articles on which you are commenting. Or perhaps you mean that you ignore all studies and articles and simply eat what you want. Which is fine, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,955
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I believe the calculators are correct. I can't...

I believe the calculators are correct. I can't climb very long seated below 50 cadence. Maybe 15'. I've done all the way down to 35, but that was years ago. I can climb a lot longer seated at a low...
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