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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
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: 7
Views: 133
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: 8
Views: 134
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: 1,598
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: 9
Views: 358
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: 270
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: 159
Views: 9,984
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: 6,238
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: 23
Views: 955
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: 556
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: 4,129
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: 1,075
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: 1,084
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: 556
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: 4,129
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: 6,238
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: 4,129
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: 6,238
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: 3,927
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: 2,379
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: 297
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: 988
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: 1,415
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: 1,415
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: 534
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: 6,238
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: 6,238
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: 527
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: 3,927
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's usually spoke crossings. PITA but no harm.

That's usually spoke crossings. PITA but no harm.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How much you eat depends on how much you burn,...

How much you eat depends on how much you burn, i.e. how heavy you are and how high an effort you can sustain for that time. That said, anywhere between 125 and 250 cal/hour is the usual rando diet....
08-31-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is gonna get moved to the Pill and Ills...

This is gonna get moved to the Pill and Ills subforum anyway. Here are links to threads in that forum:
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1136695-how-many-people-here-have-fib.html...
08-31-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We've always used Shimano Ultegra chains on all...

We've always used Shimano Ultegra chains on all our bikes, including the tandem. The rear chain is called a "drive chain." I've never broken a chain on any bike and I shift the rear out of the saddle...
08-31-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'd say that saddle comfort can't be overthought....

I'd say that saddle comfort can't be overthought. It's probably the most asked question: "How can I keep my butt (balls, dick, scrotum), upper thighs, seat bones, etc., etc., from hurting or getting...
08-31-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: It's drugs. Yay drugs! Many of us are...

:lol: It's drugs. Yay drugs! Many of us are addicted. It's just endorphins, naturally produced by the body during hard efforts. Nice work, DNA. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319157.php
08-31-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,129
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I confess to not have read much of this thread....

I confess to not have read much of this thread. My opinion is that the frame size is fine. That much exposed seat post is very common. Not an issue. I rode my first double in the mid-90s on a bike...
08-31-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. Protein has, IMO, a weird history as one of...

Yes. Protein has, IMO, a weird history as one of the three macros. One sees no numbers apparently defining a maximum for either fat or carbs. Yet there are many human communities which subsist almost...
08-31-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,379
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Leg warmers 50-55. Ordinary PI or similar tights...

Leg warmers 50-55. Ordinary PI or similar tights down to 40 in the dry. In the wet, go to PI Amfib or similar at ~50. I no longer ride in the wet below 40.
08-31-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Association Between Dietary Factors and Mortality From Heart Disease, Stroke, etc.

New study published in JAMA yesterday: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2608221?
We started with the low sodium thing a few decades ago. We kept lowering it until we started getting...
08-31-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The isolate product to which I linked directly...

The isolate product to which I linked directly above your post contains: Isolate, cocoa, sunflower lecithin, and stevia. As Krane noted, it does contain 1mg cholesterol in 24g of product. I use whey...
08-30-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's good. It's a little harder to mix lump-free...

It's good. It's a little harder to mix lump-free than Optimum Nutrition Gold Label (not isolate), but a shaker flask fixes that. Or just shake the bottle more vigorously. Stirring doesn't work.
08-30-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You're doing it right. That's all BS. Eat during...

You're doing it right. That's all BS. Eat during your rides. Try not to eat so much after. Eating during decreases post-ride appetite, which is good. As you get better, say another 10,000 miles down...
08-30-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using this chocolate flavored, grass...

I've been using this chocolate flavored, grass fed, hormone free whey isolate (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2X4KM2/?th=1) - 35 lbs. of it so far. A nice thing about isolate is no cholesterol.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I captain a mixed tandem. The all-up weight is...

I captain a mixed tandem. The all-up weight is about 315 lbs. Works great for increasing both strength and endurance. Best thing evah. The problem with this 30 lb. bike business is that it's too...
08-30-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Besides too high, another thing I see is rocking...

Besides too high, another thing I see is rocking on the saddle during pedaling even with the saddle at correct height. Some people just lean from side to side as they push down on the pedals....
08-30-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Perfect. Ride the heck out of it! Ride it as a...

Perfect. Ride the heck out of it! Ride it as a TT, short stops, steady, strong pressure. If you have anything left at about 80, leave it all on the road. The last 3 miles, pick it up, simulate a...
08-30-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is a specific question, not a general one....

This is a specific question, not a general one. This is what still works for me at 74. At 4 weeks out, this is not general cycling training anymore. You're done with that. During this time, I...
08-29-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,320
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 74, been training consistently for 20 years....

I'm 74, been training consistently for 20 years. It's normal for beginning (or restarting) cyclist to exhibit very high HRs for the effort. The heart muscle is thin and weak, blood volume is low, and...
08-29-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

74 y.o., never much of an athlete, but I've...

74 y.o., never much of an athlete, but I've trained somewhat consistently since I was 50 when I returned to cycling after a 30 year hiatus.

Let's see - this year, notable efforts: 153 miles,...
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