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04-04-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's sorta like the road contact patch. The...

It's sorta like the road contact patch. The contact patch against the trainer roller is small, therefore needs more PSI to transfer the force. Large patch, less force. The usual roller set has two 4"...
04-04-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To the contrary, I've been riding resistance...

To the contrary, I've been riding resistance rollers for over 20 years and really don't see any tire wear on my nice road tires. Thousands of miles, no wear. It's the large drum size and the lack of...
04-02-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 25,399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Doubt it's your heart. I never heard of that pain...

Doubt it's your heart. I never heard of that pain just going away to quickly. WAG is that it's a pinched nerve in your neck or upper spine from all the bicycling. While you're stuck at home, try...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The OP is just a kid. I rode a lot in my teens,...

The OP is just a kid. I rode a lot in my teens, but then only did career until I picked riding up again at 50 and started really training. I can tell you from experience that at your age, or at any...
04-01-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had better experiences with road tires than...

I've had better experiences with road tires than "trainer tires" or maybe I'm better at selecting road tires than trainer tires. I'd say, just use what you got and see what happens. Don't like it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,984
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah! it's like having a license to fly. Only...

Yeah! it's like having a license to fly. Only thing is, if you don't keep making the installment payments, your license is taken away.
03-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,312
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Cadence increases oxygen demand. Try increasing...

Cadence increases oxygen demand. Try increasing your gear and dropping cadence to say 78.
03-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,312
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nothing to do with glycogen, everything to do...

Nothing to do with glycogen, everything to do with training, which does include lactate clearing. It's really simple. Uphill 3 minutes, coast back down, wait 1 more minute, back up 3 minutes. Repeat...
03-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thought of some links to look at concerning the...

Thought of some links to look at concerning the sore hand heels. I had those decades ago before I figured out how to adjust everything. I don't think I ever rest the heels of my hands on anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,278
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If I ever had any pride or vanity about that kind...

If I ever had any pride or vanity about that kind of thing, it's long gone, long gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,550
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use them both for all the reasons given above....

I use them both for all the reasons given above. Plus, I go much more by HR on competitive group rides because any current power reading really doesn't determine when I'm about to blow up, it's kj...
03-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, it's not the flu and no, it's not like the...

No, it's not the flu and no, it's not like the flu either.:
https://www.propublica.org/article/a-medical-worker-describes--terrifying-lung-failure-from-covid19-even-in-his-young-patients

And that...
03-23-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME one fit for everything. I use the same...

IME one fit for everything. I use the same standard road fit for all my bikes, all my rides from spirited group rides to touring. That said, if one had a short commute, I think a slightly more...
03-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

From your information I can tell that you have no...

From your information I can tell that you have no idea what your MHR is, which is normal. Don't worry or even think about it. Instead, find your lactate threshold HR. Here's the easiest protocol for...
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

After my first double, I also woke up hungry in...

After my first double, I also woke up hungry in the middle of the night. There was left-over pasta from my after-ride dinner. I ate it with my hands, standing in front of the sink, naked. Worked...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,595
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's how to think about reducing infection...

Here's how to think about reducing infection risk, IMO . . .

What's the path for the virus to get into your body? Basically, through your facial orifices. That's what you need to protect. As they...
03-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Just read this:...

Just read this: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/pro-publica-coronavirus-stop-comparing-flu
03-16-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My rando club has cancelled all rides. Good idea....

My rando club has cancelled all rides. Good idea. Another club of mine which puts on recreational rides has also cancelled all rides. I'm a private group ride leader and I have also cancelled all...
03-16-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I certainly hope so, by an order of magnitude of...

I certainly hope so, by an order of magnitude of at least 4. In this case, extreme caution and paranoia are warranted. As we used to say, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to...
03-14-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:rolleyes: Remember that the most important thing...

:rolleyes: Remember that the most important thing is to keep the numbers low.
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, but "overtraining" is not the right word in...

Yes, but "overtraining" is not the right word in this case. "Overreaching" would be better. But it absolutely is a sign. Overreaching is actually a good thing, but you have to be sure to recover from...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, but this depends on the length of the...

Yeah, but this depends on the length of the event. Even 24 hour events like the Furnace Creek 508 require almost total carbs dribbled in, the intensity is still so high at that distance. Ultrarunners...
03-11-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: Oh my. You haven't been keeping up with the...

:lol: Oh my. You haven't been keeping up with the weird US news. Probably better not to know. Pretend I never said anything. This'll get locked it it gets political. And good on your local gov't.
03-10-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Really? OK. So you have an infected pastor...

Really? OK. So you have an infected pastor preaching in a church and he greets everyone at the door and shakes hands. This happened. So what the government, supposing that we had one, needed to do is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,979
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Motorcyclists flare the knee, as has already been...

Motorcyclists flare the knee, as has already been revealed, to gauge the angle of lean. Pros do it for a variety of reasons, maybe in this order:

It's a windbrake. Obviously this is only done...
03-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Different viruses do different things in our...

Different viruses do different things in our bodies. The symptoms of corona and the flu are very different. The effect on the lungs of the coronavirus is very different from what we see with...
03-09-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A very serious issue for the US is that most of...

A very serious issue for the US is that most of our medical supplies and many medications come from China. And for financial reasons (they're for-profit and competitive), US hospitals do not stock...
03-07-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That statement from the SG is one of the...

That statement from the SG is one of the stupidest things I've seen but what do we expect? The "information" I have seen coming from our Federal government is very much at odds with what I'm seeing...
03-07-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,734
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Going to the gym is more a public health issue...

Going to the gym is more a public health issue than a personal concern. Your chance of getting the virus at the gym is vary low if you wipe everything off before and after like you're supposed to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you have enough riders, what you do is run a...

If you have enough riders, what you do is run a rotating single paceline, like you say, except the last rider hangs one bike length back as a guard and the rotating rider slides in front of the guard...
03-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A similar stretching routine which I've been...

A similar stretching routine which I've been using for a long time is the McKenzie Method: https://www.spineone.com/mckenzie-method-back-pain/
I do this stretch series, holding each pose for a count...
03-04-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25,057
Views: 2,415,118
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I went out in the shop for my day's intervals on...

I went out in the shop for my day's intervals on my resistance rollers, only to be totally shocked. I went out to check the mail first, and it was sunny! Back inside, changed into my outdoor togs and...
03-04-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

What you're doing sounds good. There are also...

What you're doing sounds good. There are also other exercises: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-best-strength-exercises-for-cyclists/
The kettleball workout would be good for your back. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your bottles comment is right on. Not only that,...

Your bottles comment is right on. Not only that, but you'll be riding with some of the least prepared and stupidest riders you've ever seen. Take much greater care than usual. Try to sort of stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've ridden the 1-day a number of times. My list...

I've ridden the 1-day a number of times. My list for a 2-day would be:
Complete change of basic bike clothes and spare gloves.
Check the weather the evening before. There have been STPs when it...
03-02-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If the bottom of your foot is level at the bottom...

If the bottom of your foot is level at the bottom of the stroke, then because of the angle of your lower leg there, you have dorsiflexion, so essentially heel down.

Bouncing is the result of...
03-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is what I do: Sat/Sun-ride or cardio if...

This is what I do:
Sat/Sun-ride or cardio if itís too cold -This is long hard ride day, lots of hills.
Monday-30-45 minute recovery ride, at a slow and even but not deep breathing effort, 90...
02-29-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I ride with a female vegan, ~60 or so. Looks 35....

I ride with a female vegan, ~60 or so. Looks 35. She goes on 70,000' bike tours in the French Alps, and similar. A little story on her though, which I think makes a good point. A group of us were...
02-28-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Almost being the operative word, there being many...

Almost being the operative word, there being many commonalities among desirable diets:
Can we say what diet is best for health? (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24641555)
Game Changers: 5 Diet...
02-27-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is so strange to me. I've been on maybe 1000...

This is so strange to me. I've been on maybe 1000 group rides and many, many event rides, and I've never experienced this sort of hostility. Cyclists are friendly and helpful, the boy scouts of...
02-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That is humorous. Ever hear of organic food? The...

That is humorous. Ever hear of organic food? The reason I make as much of my diet organic as is available in that form is that I also think those things are not good for you. OTOH, no one can prove...
02-27-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

BF is not a fact-free zone. Everyone can have...

BF is not a fact-free zone. Everyone can have their own opinions, but not their own facts here. To BMX or not is opinion. Vegetables are not poison. That's a fact. We don't want the unwary reader to...
02-24-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,884
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's simple. Dehydration means a decrease in...

It's simple. Dehydration means a decrease in blood volume. Nevertheless, the same amount of blood has to reach all your tissues, so your heart has to pump harder to move the smaller amount. Imagine a...
02-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,369
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Find another doctor. That's over the line. You'll...

Find another doctor. That's over the line. You'll be able to climb well at 200. Get on it. Smaller portions, more miles/week.
02-24-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is pretty simple. As everyone has said,...

This is pretty simple. As everyone has said, don't compare your schedule or results to anyone else's. Of course. Also, don't assume you can use any canned training plan. The issue is totally one of...
02-24-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,884
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The problem with responding to Tony's post is...

The problem with responding to Tony's post is that we don't know what his conditioning was before the layoff, how long that was, what his morning resting and standing HRs were and are, how long a...
02-22-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,898
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you're eating a "diet", you're doing it wrong....

If you're eating a "diet", you're doing it wrong. "Eat food, mostly plants."
02-21-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,369
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is actually really simple. As we age, we...

This is actually really simple. As we age, we detrain faster. You're seeing the normal numbers of an untrained person your age with your HR range. So what to do? Well, train. At first, it's only...
02-21-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,898
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To the contrary, they did consider keto, in fact...

To the contrary, they did consider keto, in fact it made the list for short term weight loss, but didn't make any of the "good diet" lists simply because it's a very unhealthy diet with poor results...
02-20-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,898
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you post links to peer-reviewed studies, you...

If you post links to peer-reviewed studies, you will never be accused of shilling. Quacks who make money off one's clicks are another story. I've read a host of studies on this subject. Every study...
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