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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I bought my Edge 800 about 10 years ago. It'll...

I bought my Edge 800 about 10 years ago. It'll still go almost 10 hours while doing turn-by-turn on a course and the 820 is supposed to have longer life. I don't use Bluetooth or have a PM, just an...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ride lots. I'm over 70 and still tour and ride...

Ride lots. I'm over 70 and still tour and ride hard - well hard as I can, which is as hard as ever, just slower :) . It's the same for any age. You have to get in shape by riding a lot, get...
06-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife had a similar experience after a cycling...

My wife had a similar experience after a cycling accident. The ER doc sent her home with a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and 6 broken ribs, not even any pain meds. He later apologized. ERs do have...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We have a Gates CDX on our tandem. Never had a...

We have a Gates CDX on our tandem. Never had a problem with it in many thousands of miles. The rings will get worn before the belt. I expect at least 20,000 miles out of the setup, judging by ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm liking my this spring's purchases: Castelli...

I'm liking my this spring's purchases: Castelli Endurance and Voler Black Label.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,233
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Why not . . . We use clipless for touring on our...

Why not . . . We use clipless for touring on our tandem. I don't tour on anything else. I can't imagine not riding clipless. I started with toe clips 55 years ago, but they were a make-do thing....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Chiming in . . . my stoker has a Specialized...

Chiming in . . . my stoker has a Specialized CoblGoblr carbon post which she likes. It takes the buzz out, not a real suspension post but really light and comfortable, zero bouncing. Like all Spesh,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've run latex on my carbon single and our steel...

I've run latex on my carbon single and our steel tandem for several years. Never had a problem. I weigh 147 and run my 23mm 4000iis at 80 front and 100 rear on my single, 95 front and rear with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,646
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Every frigging Sunday for the past 20 years to so...

Every frigging Sunday for the past 20 years to so I drive ~30 miles to the group ride start. Many times the ride takes us within a few blocks of my house, too.

I never ride on a MUP or bike trail...
06-12-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To make it easier on your neck, straighten your...

To make it easier on your neck, straighten your back from shorts top to shoulders, or as much as you can. Stretching helps a lot....
06-12-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Also about a foot out from the white line, unless...

Also about a foot out from the white line, unless there's well over 2' of rideable on the other side. When they start to pass, I move over to the line. Also a very bight taillight, 300 lumens,...
06-12-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The local revered fitter in Seattle, WA is Eric...

The local revered fitter in Seattle, WA is Eric Moen of Corpore Sano. He's internationally licensed to assess and class para-Olympic riders.

To reduce shoulder loading, always bend your elbows 15°...
06-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ride lots. See hill, ride up it. Keep increasing...

Ride lots. See hill, ride up it. Keep increasing the distance on one ride a week. Make that one hard, the others more moderate. When you can ride 60 miles, look for a group of riders who are a little...
06-12-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

8 hours to replace muscle glycogen. However...

8 hours to replace muscle glycogen. However during the night your brain is actually very active and burning calories. It gets those calories from liver glycogen. Normally in the morning your liver is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,725
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No. How much would you pay a dietitian to help...

No. How much would you pay a dietitian to help you lose 1/2 lb? Think of it that way. You can spend $6,000 to get a bike that's 3 lbs. lighter, or you can lose 3 lbs. OTOH if your fat % is below say...
06-11-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

See where your butt is on the saddle. Make that...

See where your butt is on the saddle. Make that part level.
06-11-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,006
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Just do what your link says, look like the photos...

Just do what your link says, look like the photos in that link. Do what you have to do to the bike to get there, or get a bigger bike if that doesn't work. Bikes are very much less expensive than...
06-10-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

36 spokes, 14-15 g double butted. Deep rim, at...

36 spokes, 14-15 g double butted. Deep rim, at least 28mm, and on the wide side, say 23mm outside width. We run Kinlin XC 279 rims. Fork as above.
06-08-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If that post isn't infinitely adjustable, i.e. a...

If that post isn't infinitely adjustable, i.e. a 2-bolt adjustment, getting a post which is might be a good start. Very small saddle tilt adjustments make a big difference. Looks like a post with...
06-08-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You could be a guinea pig for us - afternoon...

You could be a guinea pig for us - afternoon moderate rides for 3 weeks, see what happens: https://trainright.com/older-athletes-heat-stress-hot-weather/

Then click on the 3 how-to links at the...
06-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,499
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. The rim braked bikes stopped to let their...

Yes. The rim braked bikes stopped to let their brakes cool. The others setups did not. I can understand Santana not wanting to be responsible for teams who may not know how to descend with their...
06-07-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Depends entirely on what one does with the bike....

Depends entirely on what one does with the bike. One has to let off pedal pressure to shift a FD, while a RD shifts OK under pressure. So if your use requires you to not let off pedal pressure...
06-07-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nicely done. Good position, good back. That...

Nicely done. Good position, good back. That Canyon has a short head tube for an XS. You could get lower if you wanted to by messing with stem angle and spacers. Depends on where your power is best...
06-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There was a fun and very, very long thread on a...

There was a fun and very, very long thread on a CrossFit forum a few years ago. A guy started eating a bowl of ice cream before bed every night and lost weight. A lot of theorizing and...
06-06-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

25g of chocolate flavored whey protein right...

25g of chocolate flavored whey protein right before bed has worked perfectly for us. There's some probably BS theory that it stimulates HGH in your sleep but who knows. Works though. We don't get...
06-06-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,499
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We also have a spare wheel with an Arai mounted....

We also have a spare wheel with an Arai mounted. We never use it except for loaded touring in unknown terrain. V-brakes work fine for us riding in the mountains. Big downside for us with rim brakes...
06-06-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Best is 2 photos, taken from the side: 1) You...

Best is 2 photos, taken from the side:
1) You on bike, hands on hoods in your usual riding position, cranks aligned with seat tube
2) You on bike, hands on hoods, forearms horizontal, cranks level,...
06-05-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The cadence sensor is $35. The Edge series will...

The cadence sensor is $35. The Edge series will pick up speed and cadence sensors as well as display power. "Cadence bundle" sounds silly. Of course you should have both speed and cadence sensors....
06-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Also 5'6", riding a 90mm stem in the 52 size. No...

Also 5'6", riding a 90mm stem in the 52 size. No way to really know except to do a fit at the bike shop, trading stems and getting that upper arm/torso angle to 90°. That's what I did.
06-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,499
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On a tandem, one does "stab braking," alternating...

On a tandem, one does "stab braking," alternating front and rear brakes, but mostly using wind checking, sitting up, knees out, etc. One can tell if a rim brake is getting too hot without feeling for...
06-05-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Curious about your therapist's reasoning, because...

Curious about your therapist's reasoning, because there's only one therapist who's also a bike fitter whom I aware of, and he's nowhere near you. The relationship of a person to a particular bike fit...
06-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Can't tell anything without photos. I ride a 52cm...

Can't tell anything without photos. I ride a 52cm and have the same leg inseam. That would be a small in their sizing.

Wind can be a factor.

I like my fit so that, on the hoods with my forearms...
06-05-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Definitely move the saddle back. You should be...

Definitely move the saddle back. You should be able to briefly lift your hands off the hoods while pedaling, without sliding forward on the saddle. Your hands should feel light on the bars. If the...
06-05-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Since you don't know what the fit issue is, but...

Since you don't know what the fit issue is, but there obviously is one, go to a real bike fitter. Ask for recommendations.

Since the knee is inflamed now, and simply fitting the bike correctly...
06-05-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,006
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

1) Set your saddle height using the heel-on-pedal...

1) Set your saddle height using the heel-on-pedal method. (google) That'll get you within 1/2 cm of perfect for you. Fine tune so that the pull-back at the bottom feels powerful and natural. Measure...
06-05-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,958
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

BP of 106/60 at 73. High carb, moderate protein,...

BP of 106/60 at 73. High carb, moderate protein, lacto-ovo-pisco diet. Other than not eating meat, no particular reason, I just eat what makes me feel good. I don't count anything except TSS. Main...
05-29-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife rode a 170 just fine until I got her a...

My wife rode a 170 just fine until I got her a custom crank. I don't think it's a big deal.
05-29-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,499
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Our 2003 Speedster came with V-brakes, Avid 7,...

Our 2003 Speedster came with V-brakes, Avid 7, set up with Travel Agents, drop bars of course, Shimano brifters. This has all worked like a charm. Stops the bike. No rim brake is going to stop the...
05-29-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My doc says that if he could write one...

My doc says that if he could write one prescription for every one of his patients it would be exercise!
05-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm not getting rid of my triples as long as I...

I'm not getting rid of my triples as long as I can get parts for them. My lowest gear this year is 26 X 30. I run 53-39-26 up front. Kept up with the fast boys and girls on the 4000' Sunday ride. As...
05-29-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My practice has been to do what I can comfortably...

My practice has been to do what I can comfortably do. Discomfort is fine, but I stop at pain. Pain is not good, but it does take discomfort to move the tissues around enough to cause them to heal up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When you get dehydrated it can last for days. CTS...

When you get dehydrated it can last for days. CTS has a post about multi-day fueling and hydration: https://trainright.com/how-to-eat-and-drink-for-multi-day-cycling-events/

IME you should need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,886
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks for the kind encouragement. Thing is, I...

Thanks for the kind encouragement. Thing is, I mostly ride tandem with my wife now. The only useful thing to do would be to have 2 sets of pedal-based PMs. That's not so good, because on a tandem,...
05-28-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've probably mentioned this before somewhere,...

I've probably mentioned this before somewhere, but the reason other than my age that the cardio put my on a statin was that I have a high calcium score. Except it turns out that endurance athletes...
05-28-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,958
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A set of resistance rollers is a big help. Mine...

A set of resistance rollers is a big help. Mine are probably the best investment in my future I ever made. Makes it reasonable to get the cycling days/week up to 6 in all seasons.

I lift weights,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,886
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I might point out that it's not up to you to...

I might point out that it's not up to you to question the tester's decisions and results. See below:

Better yet, those who wish to advocate against training with Powercranks please indicate how...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,886
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This old dog is still learning new tricks and...

This old dog is still learning new tricks and getting better at the old ones. Too bad they've taken the PDF of this behind a paywall but here's the abstract....
05-27-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Seen from the angle in the photo, can't see...

Seen from the angle in the photo, can't see what's going on with the bars/hoods in terms of angle. My fitter recommended FSA Omega Compact bars to move my hands back. Don't see any great advantage to...
05-27-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Tee-hee. Besides gearing down, another concession...

Tee-hee. Besides gearing down, another concession I've made to aging is getting used to spinning faster. I used to have to climb at 78 rpm. It finally occurred to me that I could fix that simply by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,886
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Latency deosn't happen/certainly isn't an issue...

Latency deosn't happen/certainly isn't an issue with any trained athlete. Otherwise players could miss the basket and hit their golf ball into the woods. Which happens, but can be trained out....
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