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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My Polar GPS watch sometimes will give an...

My Polar GPS watch sometimes will give an erroneous GPS reading, especially on timber-lined roads, but my Garmin Edge units, never.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As a kid, I was terrified on the 3rd rung of a...

As a kid, I was terrified on the 3rd rung of a ladder. I took up rock climbing. Fixed me right up. I admit to serious terror, a few tears, a lot of trembling, but . . . I still wasn't that happy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME blood volume and tissue H2O storage...

IME blood volume and tissue H2O storage increases, and then you pee it out over the next day or two if there's been enough riding and effort time to accumulate a serious amount of H2O. And of course...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I had my meniscus surgery about 12 years ago. I...

I had my meniscus surgery about 12 years ago. I took me a month to be able to do group rides again and maybe a year before I was back to full strength, mostly due to having to go easy-ish until I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The subject of my post is that "real roads" RR...

The subject of my post is that "real roads" RR will vary with road surface characteristics and equipment. There's not one number for one tire at one pressure on any rim on every road, nor can your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Answer to first question is simply Yes, with the...

Answer to first question is simply Yes, with the proviso that the verb would be "can" rather than "has." See asgelle's post above. Answer to question 2 is more complicated because of the interaction...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,157
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In a cool temp LS jersey, what I like is one...

In a cool temp LS jersey, what I like is one which I can easily blow air through because that's how to get rid of heat quickly. One wears a LS base layer (I use Craft) under such a jersey. If that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm in the marine industry and have used a lot of...

I'm in the marine industry and have used a lot of epoxies and coatings. The issue with epoxy resin out in the sunlight is that UV degrades its surface, usually turning it a milky gray. This is ugly,...
10-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, the issue is that steroids have serious...

Well, the issue is that steroids have serious side effects and are used by physicians pretty much as a last resort, though there are a few conditions for which it's the only known treatment. I've had...
10-12-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good for you for writing down and saving your...

Good for you for writing down and saving your measurements. I need to do that! What if my bikes were all stolen? Well, I think I could recreate it all by feel, but still.

I doubt that saddle...
10-10-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For the whey protein I mentioned in post 6, I use...

For the whey protein I mentioned in post 6, I use a shaker flask.
10-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use whey protein isolate (grass fed) dissolved...

I use whey protein isolate (grass fed) dissolved in plain water for the most part. I buy it by the 5 lb. container at a cost of 27g/$1 for the pure protein. Tastes pretty good - I like the chocolate...
10-07-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Then don't do them. But don't shout down people...

Then don't do them. But don't shout down people who have had success doing them. I do what the Eds told me to do and found their workouts to have made me much more successful than I have any right to...
10-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I was off riding, missed some hours on BF.

I was off riding, missed some hours on BF.
10-07-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pretty funny, anyway. Palmares might not be what...

Pretty funny, anyway. Palmares might not be what you want to compare.

Well, let's see. Pavelka and his 3 buddies won the over-50 team division in the '96 RAAM, averaging 22.2 mph. Their RAAM...
10-07-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Just as I thought. Ego the size of a truck.

Just as I thought. Ego the size of a truck.
10-06-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's analogous. When I train on my rollers, I...

It's analogous. When I train on my rollers, I usually train outside the envelope, whatever I'm doing.

I got the FastPedal interval schedule from Ed Burke. My exact OLP interval schedule from Ed...
10-06-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Another aspect is aerobic training. Pro MTBers...

Another aspect is aerobic training. Pro MTBers spend a great deal of their training time on their road bike, but that's because they have their skills down. It's a balance between skills and...
10-06-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Virtually zero tire wear. The large diameter of...

Virtually zero tire wear. The large diameter of the rollers is the difference. Very little tire noise either, assuming smooth tires. I have Continental 4000 IIs tires, but any smooth tire will be the...
10-05-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Indeed. Why should one do any intervals?

Indeed. Why should one do any intervals?
10-05-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not a properly fitted saddle. I can sit on my...

Not a properly fitted saddle. I can sit on my rollers for at least an hour, no breaks, no numbness. Out on the road, I stand about every 10 minutes, partly to stretch and use different muscles,...
10-05-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How about a set of resistance rollers?...

How about a set of resistance rollers? https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/bike-rollers/overdrive-pro-rollers

They're not cheap, but are a lifetime investment. Figure on at least a 30 year...
10-05-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The water bottles we all use are the way they are...

The water bottles we all use are the way they are because they have developed according to rider demand for the perfect bottle over most of a century. 24 oz. standard bottles are less than 10" tall,...
10-05-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's just different now. We are expected to be...

It's just different now. We are expected to be mature and take our pleasure in that maturity of outlook and self-examination.
10-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I disagree with the saddle nose-down thing....

I disagree with the saddle nose-down thing. That's always going to put weight on your hands because you're always pushing back. That's not good for riding any distance. Instead of tilting the nose...
10-05-19, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Gym spin classes are all about the instructor....

Gym spin classes are all about the instructor. The best I've seen are current road bike or track competitors. They need to work out and they make you work, too. I've always found doing hard efforts...
10-04-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here in the PNW when it's below freezing, that...

Here in the PNW when it's below freezing, that always means ice patches. One of my mottoes is "one injury can spoil your whole season." So I don't ride when I might go down, meaning if it froze...
10-04-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You got it exactly. My prep for RAMROD is to do...

You got it exactly. My prep for RAMROD is to do equivalent climbs but on shorter routes. There are 2 major climbs each prep route which total 65%-75% of goal event gain and distance. We have long...
10-03-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got my second dose 2 days ago. I've been a...

I got my second dose 2 days ago. I've been a complete mess. I didn't check to see if I had a fever but it felt like I had the flu - no energy, ringing ears, dizzy. Felt like I had really low blood...
10-03-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Off the bike, evening and night cramps are for...

Off the bike, evening and night cramps are for sure idiopathic. For me, an on-bike cramp has always been from doing something unusual compared to my recent riding. More frequently, my cramps happen...
10-03-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ambition maybe. Desire, I call it. You have to...

Ambition maybe. Desire, I call it. You have to want to. Natural ability not. The progression is 100k, then 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k, 1000k, 1200k. I never did more than 400k. There are randondonneuring...
10-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On a big event ride or any ride that I expect to...

On a big event ride or any ride that I expect to be way outside my normal range, I carry a 6oz. Hammer flask of pickle juice in a jersey pocket, and another one in my saddle bag. Yes, I've had...
10-02-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you're riding say 150 miles a week on similar...

If you're riding say 150 miles a week on similar terrain and similar effort every week, have been doing that for a couple of months, and are still cramping, let us know because there is something...
10-02-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife has cramping trouble with these, located...

My wife has cramping trouble with these, located as you describe, not so much on the bike as a couple hours after. Have a look at Extensions, here: https://exrx.net/Articulations/Hip
I don't think...
10-02-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I finally got a PM for my bike and now I can see...

I finally got a PM for my bike and now I can see exactly how much drop-off there is in my resistance rollers' fluid unit. The resistance drops off for at least an hour and gets too hot to touch....
10-01-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My success stories have all been about quantity,...

My success stories have all been about quantity, sorry. Before I did my first one-day STP I went to a lecture given by one of the record holders for that event. She said, "Distance equals strength."...
09-30-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been training on a set of resistance rollers...

I've been training on a set of resistance rollers with a HRM for over 20 years. I just acquired a hub power meter, which is a nice addition. Canned training plans are not all that useful IME having...
09-30-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, I'd put the bars back where they were when...

Yeah, I'd put the bars back where they were when you didn't have this pain.
Forum: Touring
09-28-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Waterproof. Plus we put everything made of cloth...

Waterproof. Plus we put everything made of cloth in a waterproof compression sack, so several extra-small compression sacks and one medium which holds tent and sleeping bag on the rack top. That's...
09-28-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Also the motto, "See hill, ride up it." Seek them...

Also the motto, "See hill, ride up it." Seek them out. When I was first trying to build some endurance, I didn't think I was up to serious hill climbing, so my long ride training was to ride away...
09-28-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, a lot of people confuse overreaching with...

Yeah, a lot of people confuse overreaching with overtraining and get all freaked out. I don't think I know anyone who's ever overtrained, and I know a number of people who ride PBP and LD races. Most...
09-28-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So you could ride 1:00 or so, 5 days/week, then a...

So you could ride 1:00 or so, 5 days/week, then a hard as possible 4 hour ride on one weekend day, that's 9-10 hours. That's my program on most weeks. On the five 1-hour rides, I'll do different...
09-27-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't understand how this is an upgrade. You...

I don't understand how this is an upgrade. You went from what seems to be a perfect saddle for you to one that hurts. Maybe you can sell it and go back to your Oval. Saddle weight really doesn't...
09-27-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you have hills, climb them with an effort that...

If you have hills, climb them with an effort that allows you to get to the top, but just barely. You should be panting uncontrollably after your HR comes up on the climb - otherwise ignore your HR...
09-26-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Looks more stretched out, but it's a smaller...

Looks more stretched out, but it's a smaller frame. Less seatpost = longer seat tube = longer top tube = longer head tube = shorter stem. Many long distance riders prefer bars level with saddle and a...
09-26-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The bike is sized and set-up appropriately for a...

The bike is sized and set-up appropriately for a vintage/trad bike. I believe this is now known as "French Fit". They all looked like this up until maybe 30 years ago. However the hoods should be...
09-26-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The way brake levers and their hoods were...

The way brake levers and their hoods were designed and placed on bars is very different from what's done today. There's only 1 rule that's common: the brake levers must be easy and comfortable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So get a woman's saddle. Nothing wrong with them....

So get a woman's saddle. Nothing wrong with them. I've ridden one, OK, just not quite my fit. Very nice women's equipment is being made now.
09-24-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,965
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My aunt's case argues for a synthesis of...

My aunt's case argues for a synthesis of viewpoints. She was in terrible health and getting worse fast. Her gains started slow, but gathered impetus as her health improved. It took her maybe 3 years...
09-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,588
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A little while before you fly to Hawaii. And take...

A little while before you fly to Hawaii. And take a pulse oximeter (they're cheap) with you. You want to get your oxygen saturation down below 93% and keep it there for a few minutes, several...
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