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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I always bet on the come. Dave'll probably see...

I always bet on the come. Dave'll probably see 100.
02-18-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,078
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Aw, we've had keto obsessives on here for years....

Aw, we've had keto obsessives on here for years. It's a religion. Most of them have either backed off it or simply gone away. If it were a money thing, there'd be a link or a reference to the money...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's a timing issue. They last about 20 years. So...

It's a timing issue. They last about 20 years. So you do 47-67-87 on that one - except they won't usually do one if you're over 80, though it's a possibility. The OP is over 70, so probably should...
02-18-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I didn't remember it exactly right, but close:...

I didn't remember it exactly right, but close: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R61NCW/
02-18-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been paying $18 for 250 ubiquinone 100mg...

I've been paying $18 for 250 ubiquinone 100mg soft gels.
02-18-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There's the Lance method: go out for 6 hour rides...

There's the Lance method: go out for 6 hour rides with nothing but water. I don't know how often he did that, but it worked. Maybe couple times a week? Moderate pace of course, but do the math. The...
02-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks for bringing this up. I've been buying...

Thanks for bringing this up. I've been buying Q-SORB branded material, which it turns out is ubiquinone, not particularly effective. I'll switch to ubiquinol, which of course is considerably more...
02-16-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

And since you have pain on the outside of the...

And since you have pain on the outside of the patella, it's not only tendinitis, but also mal-tracking of the patella, and in your case it's the VMO which needs strengthening, the most common thing.....
02-16-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OK, that's exactly what I thought. It probably...

OK, that's exactly what I thought. It probably has nothing to do with saddle position, height, etc. The ortho is wrong. Back at the beginning of time, docs recommended rest for injuries. That has...
02-13-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Very true that one day IME. It's not acclimation...

Very true that one day IME. It's not acclimation as you say, I think it's an automatic adjustment that your brain makes to your breathing or something like that. It's very noticeable though I never...
02-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tried both hydrophillic and lipophillic statins...

I tried both hydrophillic and lipophillic statins at various doses while taking 200mg of CoQ10/day. They all seems about the same, muscle pain and loss of power. Thing is, the heart is a muscle, too....
02-12-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The Lake is only at a little over 6000'. High...

The Lake is only at a little over 6000'. High point is 7800'. Not that high. You'll notice it, but it shouldn't be a gasper. I wouldn't worry too much. Main thing is to have the legs for it. Getting...
02-12-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Main thing in a trainer bike is that the fit,...

Main thing in a trainer bike is that the fit, position, and saddle are the same as on your outdoor bike. Not absolutely necessary, but then trainer adaptations translate better to the outdoors. Your...
02-12-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's a bit weird. Just below the knee is the...

That's a bit weird. Just below the knee is the tendon attachment. Not a usual cycling issue. Usually a tendon has gotten tight for some reason. So I'd guess the pain happens on a saddle which is too...
02-12-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME saddle setback and small variations in crank...

IME saddle setback and small variations in crank length have nothing to do with it. Saddle height, however can have a lot to do with it. Saddle height BTW cannot be measured accurately with a tape,...
02-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, "killer' is a very confusing word in modern...

Yes, "killer' is a very confusing word in modern slang. What are your numbers for total, HDL, and LDL? High coronary calcium in long-time very fit endurance athletes is usually not a concern. It's...
02-12-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think the range is at max, ~4mm. I'm talking...

I think the range is at max, ~4mm. I'm talking about the range of most efficient pedaling. That said, I see a lot of folks riding with saddles that must be 1.5" too low. People get used to weird...
02-12-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No way to tell anything without a photo of you on...

No way to tell anything without a photo of you on the bike.
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,205
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. I also have a high calcium score but good...

Yes. I also have a high calcium score but good cholesterol scores and low BP, usually ~115/70. Morning resting HR ~48, standing ~55. I don't worry about it. One of those things where more testing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Heavy half squats do serious adductor damage if...

Heavy half squats do serious adductor damage if one hasn't been doing them regularly. Talk to a strength coach as well as the orthopod. A common thread with doctors is "good outcomes." IOW, you tell...
02-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Have you read his books?...

Have you read his books? https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/fitness/arnold-schwarzenegger-diet-workout-plan

And much more detailed info at that link.
02-11-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm saying that the limit to training is...

I'm saying that the limit to training is recovery. The more one can train, the stronger one can get, "stronger" for a cyclist meaning that the "strongest rider" wins the GT, not the one who can squat...
02-11-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,436
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hey Koffee! Yes, that has happened, actually long...

Hey Koffee! Yes, that has happened, actually long ago, though I always try to outdo myself. Happy 2020 to you! Hope you are doing well. I'm still at it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME that sort of equipment doesn't make more than...

IME that sort of equipment doesn't make more than piddly difference on a ride like this compared to what you're using now.

What does make a huge difference in ET is training, and in your case,...
02-11-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've always ridden a road bike, and never could...

I've always ridden a road bike, and never could ride a Brooks for more than about an hour. I'm not overweight. OTOH, you could ignore the pain and numbness and just keep on riding, Sooner or later,...
02-11-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Of course protein powder, from any source, is not...

Of course protein powder, from any source, is not a meal replacement. It's a supplement. As I've said again and again, training is the hammer, supplements are a feather. OTOH, I need every advantage...
02-06-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We were in the same situation when we bought our...

We were in the same situation when we bought our tandem 12 years ago. Best thing we ever did since we got married.
02-06-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: Beats me. No I've not had a Retul fit, only...

:lol: Beats me. No I've not had a Retul fit, only read articles about it. "Bike size" is not one thing. Bikes of the same "size" do have a good bit of variation in various dimensions. Even the...
02-06-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hip angle depends on belly fat and breathing. Big...

Hip angle depends on belly fat and breathing. Big Mig used less hip angle than most because he could breathe better and so his speed on the flat was higher that way. That's pretty common and doesn't...
02-06-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The OP is basically talking about a Retul bike...

The OP is basically talking about a Retul bike fit: https://www.retul.com/
Go to the website, click Book a fit near you, then filter by country and state. The generated fit data will automatically...
02-06-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,468
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife and I took spin classes for years. Yes,...

My wife and I took spin classes for years. Yes, most spin bikes are fixies, no big deal but Caloso is right, same issue on the road with a fixed bike. With the right instructor, they're fun. We quit...
02-05-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The trickle thing sounds really bad. I have a...

The trickle thing sounds really bad. I have a little of that, especially at night. Have you tried a neti pot? I don't put any chemicals up my nose if I can help it. They seem to do the opposite of...
02-05-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your findings agree with the usual bro science....

Your findings agree with the usual bro science. Lower is faster, up to a point, which is different for everyone. Try going even lower, climbing at a 75-80 cadence and 90 on the flat. Takes some...
02-05-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Looking at those photos makes my eyes water and...

Looking at those photos makes my eyes water and nose swell. But opening the throat and mouth breathing should still work same as everyone's? We just do a lot more of that than most. I have to laugh...
02-05-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It is pretty damp out even for here. Ridiculous,...

It is pretty damp out even for here. Ridiculous, though this evening it's way warm, I have 44 and pouring. My lower limit is 40 and raining. I don't go out if it's frozen the night before and the...
02-05-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, I'm about the same. Do you use a neti pot?...

Yeah, I'm about the same. Do you use a neti pot? That's my savior. Your asthma must be pretty bad if you wheeze on a flight of stairs. Good on you for getting it fixed!
02-05-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Seatpost clamped to the forward end of the rails...

Seatpost clamped to the forward end of the rails is not good. Need more setback on that seatpost. You can measure on the saddle rails to see how much setback you need to be somewhere in the middle of...
02-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's a trueism that the more you pay for a bike,...

It's a trueism that the more you pay for a bike, the taller the gearing. Meaning you have to spend still more on it just getting it rideable. When I was 65 and in very good shape, I rode a 30 X 27 on...
02-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,436
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Zombie thread. Unfortunately, we haven't seen...

Zombie thread. Unfortunately, we haven't seen good buddy koffee here in many years.
02-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I seldom breathe through my nose on the bike....

I seldom breathe through my nose on the bike. Much too limiting and I have a big, relatively healthy nose. OTOH my parents had my adenoids and tonsils removed back in early childhood, quite popular...
02-04-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

First one has to see what proper posture looks...

First one has to see what proper posture looks like. Then:
1) one compares one's present position and posture to that ideal and
3) makes modifications to one's posture based on known principles....
02-03-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME lateral knee pain will go away if one...

IME lateral knee pain will go away if one stretches. I do these stretches every day: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/877253-band-pain-during-ride.html#post15372967
02-01-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

AFAIK, and as studies show, 3-5g/day is all one...

AFAIK, and as studies show, 3-5g/day is all one needs to max out muscle creatine levels. If one is just starting, one can "load" for a week, but that's not even necessary, it just takes a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Are those lines raised or depressed? My guess is...

Are those lines raised or depressed? My guess is that they're raised and are a screw-up in the paint shop. Beard hairs? Fibers of something anyway. Doesn't look like a crack to me.
02-01-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ah yes, antibiotics. Your microbiota were...

Ah yes, antibiotics. Your microbiota were probably killed. The fix would be a prebiotic combined with a probiotic. The probiotic is a pill, which you take with a rounded teaspoon of inulin dissolved...
02-01-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Depends on a lot more than just your height. Go...

Depends on a lot more than just your height. Go to your LBS and take a test ride.
02-01-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good question. Things have changed a bit,...

Good question. Things have changed a bit, knowledge-wise. Plant-based diets have broken out of the fad category and gone mainstream. So there's been some new examination of research results such as:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't know what trainer you're riding, but they...

I don't know what trainer you're riding, but they are different. My wild guess is that on the road, you have a tendency to push down on the pedals and then let the momentum carry you along until the...
01-31-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use the Halo 2. It does a decent job of keeping...

I use the Halo 2. It does a decent job of keeping it out of my eyes, not perfect though. One of its problems is that if one squeezes the water out of it into a towel when it does start dripping on...
01-30-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As Hermes says, we really can't make...

As Hermes says, we really can't make well-reasoned suggestions until you can post photos, so visit other Bike Forums subforums and ask questions or whatever and get your posts up to 10. Then post 2...
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