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09-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , you're going way too hard. Gear down until you find a pace at which you can continue at the same breathing rate for at least...
09-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't track calories. If I want to lose weight,...

I don't track calories. If I want to lose weight, I just eat the same thing, but smaller amounts. Smaller portions works.
09-27-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, always hold your line. Be predictable. The...

Yes, always hold your line. Be predictable. The lights will make sure that the cars see where you are. You then need to be where they expect you to be as they pass. I never "take the lane" except on...
09-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've ridden all winter for many years in the PNW,...

I've ridden all winter for many years in the PNW, usually one long rain ride/week on Sunday. I ride rural roads mostly north and east of Seattle. None of them have bike lanes, many have no shoulder...
09-27-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 521
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Jumping into a barrel of ice water after a stage...

Jumping into a barrel of ice water after a stage was the thing for a while. I think riders finally figured out it didn't help with recovery after all. AFAIK there's no downside, though. Neither heat...
09-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,752
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You realize that it's noticeable. As my...

You realize that it's noticeable. As my father-in-law the Army officer always said, you can't influence and antagonize at the same time. OTOH, some folks really aren't worth it. That's rare though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,904
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Did not raise his butt off the saddle, leveling...

Did not raise his butt off the saddle, leveling his pedals, did not put a death grip on his TT with his knees. He could have gotten lower in the drops, moved his butt forward a bit and weighted his...
09-26-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,752
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I always go with the assumption that most people...

I always go with the assumption that most people are not idiots. That's worked well for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 629
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I run tubes. Carry a Topeak Road Morph G, 2...

I run tubes. Carry a Topeak Road Morph G, 2 tubes, patch kit, boot kit, and also tire levers for other people's bikes. And a spare tire. I've used all of it.
09-25-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 93,862
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When you say cardiac drift of <5%, how are you...

When you say cardiac drift of <5%, how are you figuring that? If that's for 120', what point do you use for your base HR which then drifts? I've been using my HR at 30' as my base in zone 1 (3 zone...
09-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OOS, pedal like Pantani:...

OOS, pedal like Pantani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hf3KOgFhwU

Notice how he pulls his relaxed foot over the top with his knee, how is butt hardly goes up and down at all, how his knee bend...
09-24-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,752
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ya know . . . It's a bit problematic to give...

Ya know . . . It's a bit problematic to give advice about stuff you've never done yourself. Rather detracts from the impact, don't you think? Another good thing is to arm oneself with some facts. For...
09-24-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,752
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hard to imagine a worse thing to eat on the bike....

Hard to imagine a worse thing to eat on the bike. For over 20 years, I've been fueling with maltodextrin and whey protein on the bike on long rides and sports drinks on short rides. Works like a...
09-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 959
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

75 y.o. Have clip-ons on my road bike and tandem...

75 y.o. Have clip-ons on my road bike and tandem - which has aero bars for stoker as well. I stretch, though it's not necessary for "the position." I mostly stretch to keep my knees out of trouble. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I thought it was a safety issue - easier for your...

I thought it was a safety issue - easier for your glasses to fly away in event of a crash instead of messing up your face. i always put on the glasses first, then the helmet or the glasses don't stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 842
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't think that the choice of bike limits the...

I don't think that the choice of bike limits the rider's power output as long as position and gearing is the same. If you have a different opinion on that, love to hear it. I also think that the...
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,752
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Absolutely true. That's the reason than the early...

Absolutely true. That's the reason than the early polar explorers took pemmican with them. In their time, pemmican was bear fat mixed with berries. I'm sure we'd all eat it if we were out on the ice...
09-22-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well then, try these stretches:...

Well then, try these stretches: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/877253-band-pain-during-ride.html#post15372967
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Because it's late September. And Covid. Might get...

Because it's late September. And Covid. Might get worse as the winter wears on.
09-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,752
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A good way to think about this sort of thing is...

A good way to think about this sort of thing is to think of food as fuel. I know a few riders who had pretty severe food hangups. They cured themselves by learning to think about eating as "fueling."...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,070
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Cor! Sometimes people get so serious, all this...

Cor! Sometimes people get so serious, all this defensiveness about a silly post of mine. Just thought I'd see whose bell got rung. "Pretty easy to see, which hand's got the chocolate . . ."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,070
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Like a lot of male BS, no gloves is about...

Like a lot of male BS, no gloves is about bravado. I was once in a minor paceline crash behind a proud no-gloves riding buddy. He went hands-first into the pavement. Still rides w/o gloves. Beats...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,665
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'll do a reductio. In 2016 my wife and I rode a...

I'll do a reductio. In 2016 my wife and I rode a 154 mile 9500' course in 11:30. on our tandem. The next year, I rode the same course on my single in 9:47. My wife's watts/kilo is a little more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,453
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As it is said, "God may have created the world in...

As it is said, "God may have created the world in 7 days, but he didn't have to worry about backward compatibility." 23s will be around. I run them on all my single bikes. There a lot of 23mm outside...
09-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few...

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few of the results, then apply.
09-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My bike fit primer:...

My bike fit primer: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html
09-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few...

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few of the results, then apply.

No, it should not be possible to reach the ground with your feet while sitting on the saddle.
09-19-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,459
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You have a vehicle? Go climb Mt. Greylock, nice...

You have a vehicle? Go climb Mt. Greylock, nice paved road all the way, top at the level of many of our trailheads out here.
09-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,459
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have much more respect for the landscape than...

I have much more respect for the landscape than that. I have never been defeated by a hill, though I have occasionally been defeated by myself.
09-18-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I should mention that the photo at the top of the...

I should mention that the photo at the top of the linked page is exactly what NOT to do, with the horribly rounded upper back and upward craned neck. Neck pain in a photo, right there.
09-18-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, but when he sits down, his rollers are just...

Yeah, but when he sits down, his rollers are just as still as are mine. And sprinting on rollers or a trainer is a complete waste of time, since nothing is being accelerated except the wheels and...
09-18-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, weird. It worked when I first posted it as...

Yeah, weird. It worked when I first posted it as I'm sure it did for your post, but not now. As you say, typing it in works. Some issue with their server setup.
09-18-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your link didn't work for me - not complete. Try...

Your link didn't work for me - not complete. Try Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance - Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance (http://rauschpt.net/)

Another thing to try is using a...
09-18-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's what I don't get. Outdoors my bike stays...

That's what I don't get. Outdoors my bike stays stationary under me, though it does move side to side a bit, Hard to ride the white line for very long. It certainly doesn't go forward and backward....
09-18-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Resistance rollers are the Only Thing. I've had...

Resistance rollers are the Only Thing. I've had my set of over 20 years. Look at SportsCrafters. IMO the floating thing is no big deal. I don't think I'd like it. The idea of rollers is steady on....
09-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Go through those bike fit instructions. Your...

Go through those bike fit instructions. Your torso-upper arm angle is too small. I'd suggest a slammed -17 stem, maybe 100-120mm, see what that looks like. You might or might not like it, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks! Then I believe that Apidura would work on...

Thanks! Then I believe that Apidura would work on our tandem for touring even with the aero bars. Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,665
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm good with anything 18 lbs. or lighter. ...

I'm good with anything 18 lbs. or lighter.

If you want to get stronger by riding a heavier bike, you need to ride a tandem with your wife.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a serious problem with bags like this:...

I have a serious problem with bags like this: they don't work with Shimano 9-speed cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

BQ did a wind tunnel test which found that aero...

BQ did a wind tunnel test which found that aero drag was not increased by a bar bag because frontal area is not changed. https://www.renehersecycles.com/aerodynamics-of-real-world-bicycles/

Bar...
09-17-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I can't imaging why there would be a problem. I...

I can't imaging why there would be a problem. I mean, people with TKR still ski hard in the bumps after if they did so before.
09-17-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I can stand for a couple miles at a time. I use a...

I can stand for a couple miles at a time. I use a low cadence, like 60, not a racer's cadence by any means! The way to get better at it is of course to practice. That said, I don't really ride out of...
09-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nope, don't think it's a bike fit issue. However,...

Nope, don't think it's a bike fit issue. However, it wouldn't hurt for you to do a self-check on it, those photos not being all that perfect. Here's a bike fit primer:...
09-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IIRC, you got me interested in this in the first...

IIRC, you got me interested in this in the first place. A while back, when I was having trouble establishing a credible FTP, I believe you opined that my issue was that too much of my power...
09-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Efficient w/r to time, certainly not. There's a...

Efficient w/r to time, certainly not. There's a reason CTS' time-crunched routines are what they are. Results in the long term might be another matter. I hope to find out by next July. Pity that one...
09-16-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well yes of course. That's a totally proven...

Well yes of course. That's a totally proven training method and exactly what I've done for the past 20 years, and got decently fast doing it, for my age that is. But this year, I'm going to...
09-16-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You didn't notice the advice in the link to look...

You didn't notice the advice in the link to look at your back in the mirror, making sure it is absolutely straight from the top of your shorts to your neck?
09-16-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite correct, Sir. Perhaps my memory of the...

Quite correct, Sir. Perhaps my memory of the original Seiler video of a decade ago or so has faded or perhaps he's changed the emphasis, but yes, 80/20 for sessions. Seiler estimates that this will...
09-16-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,459
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You can't defeat a hill, only survive it. Depends...

You can't defeat a hill, only survive it. Depends on your objective in the ride. If it's a training ride, and you want to ride it hard, it doesn't matter how you get up it, just don't blow up and...
09-16-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try this:...

Try this: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
Plus just ride more.
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