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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

250 miles Outdoors 45 miles, indoors 15 miles ...

250 miles
Outdoors 45 miles, indoors 15 miles
18.3 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, well I have a fairly recent Craft 2.5 oz....

Yeah, well I have a fairly recent Craft 2.5 oz. vs. 6.6 oz. for the Gore. Craft no longer uses Gore fabric. Mine'll probably last for a couple more decades. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, better without pockets. My fave is made by...

Yes, better without pockets. My fave is made by Craft. It has a mesh back, which I like. it has a built-in stuff pocket, but way too much trouble to do that. I can fit it and my Voler wind jacket...
01-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The downside of icing is that it restricts blood...

The downside of icing is that it restricts blood flow to the problem area, which of course slows healing. OTOH if swelling is causing a problem, rather than fixing one, it's the other way 'round....
01-23-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I would assume the OP already has a bike and is...

I would assume the OP already has a bike and is inquiring about improving his fit by himself. There are essentially 4 elements to bike fit:

1) Saddle height
2) Saddle fore-and-aft position
3)...
01-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nasacort. It's a glucocoriticoid, very low dose,...

Nasacort. It's a glucocoriticoid, very low dose, not an antihistamine. Been using it for years. Over the counter.
01-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The usual advice is to lower your saddle. Try...

The usual advice is to lower your saddle. Try 1cm. Back of the knee pain resulting from cycling is usually over-extension. I do these stretches every morning:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using clip-ons on my good road bike for...

I've been using clip-ons on my good road bike for over 20 years. I think it's harder to ride no hands with them, even though they're very light. Could just be the geometry of my bike. Otherwise I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 737
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I doubt that a whole lot of "average" cyclists...

I doubt that a whole lot of "average" cyclists post on this forum. On long rides, about every 50 miles is about right for me. My shorter, more social rides are usually 40-70 miles, one coffee stop...
01-21-20, 07:47 PM
01-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hogg doesn't mention the involvement of our basal...

Hogg doesn't mention the involvement of our basal ganglia. They can learn exactly what and when to file when we give them a general signal to act, that is, they are programmable by us rather than...
01-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sounds right. Pushups, too. There's also a book:...

Sounds right. Pushups, too. There's also a book: https://www.velopress.com/books/tom-danielsons-core-advantage/
01-20-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Looking at all the factors involved in bike fit...

Looking at all the factors involved in bike fit is a major discussion. However it's a very simple matter to see of one's reach is correct. This is a static test. Get into your normal or most used...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When it has gone below freezing the night before,...

When it has gone below freezing the night before, I don't ride until/unless the temperature has gone over 40į. This is more complicated in hilly terrain because one wants the hill tops to also be...
01-20-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think 4cm change would imply really big feet....

I think 4cm change would imply really big feet. You say "get away with." Why do you want to change your saddle height? Which comes first, chicken or egg, heel-down or saddle height? What's the...
01-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't know, but I do know that some fitters do...

I don't know, but I do know that some fitters do that. They change position elements and monitor HR and power, looking for changes in power with position.

I was doing intervals again on my...
01-18-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tried to count the teeth on the cog in question...

I tried to count the teeth on the cog in question in your photo. I think I got 34. Is it 34T? The RD you have should work perfectly with a 34T cog. Everyone else's does. If that's a 34, my assumption...
01-18-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,240
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Actually, no there's not. Your personal...

Actually, no there's not. Your personal experience is not law, it's just what you've experienced. 400k is not an issue. I was happy to stop on one of those, but that's partly because of the 15,000'...
01-16-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm a real nut for monitoring my TSB. I know...

I'm a real nut for monitoring my TSB. I know exactly what I can do when. It's quite accurate, at least for me. I don't worry about what I used to do, only about what I'm going to do. However I've...
01-16-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess is that a shorter arc will tire one's...

My guess is that a shorter arc will tire one's legs more quickly at the same power. There might be a simple test: in erg mode, set the power on your trainer to say 110% FTP, then change the length of...
01-16-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've used some 10mg CBD/1mg THC under the tongue,...

I've used some 10mg CBD/1mg THC under the tongue, no discernible effects at all from either substance. Of course this stuff in not assayed. None of it.

Those of us who came of age in the 60s have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,593
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Two: Sidi Dominator and Lake winter boots.

Two: Sidi Dominator and Lake winter boots.
01-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,452
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I see. I was curious about what you did with the...

I see. I was curious about what you did with the CBD. Studies say that very little CBD reaches the blood stream from oral ingestion, though under the tongue is slightly better. I know many people...
01-15-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ahaa. Well, that's simple then: your cassette is...

Ahaa. Well, that's simple then: your cassette is outside the limits of your RD. You either need a different RD or a Wolftooth or similar extender. B screw has nothing to do with it. You're outside...
01-14-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Didn't work on my 34T, either. Position of B...

Didn't work on my 34T, either. Position of B screw seemed to have no effect at all. Bike shifted perfectly, though I was frustrated that it didn't look like the pictures said it was supposed to look....
01-14-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Why is that? My 26 X 34 worked perfectly with the...

Why is that? My 26 X 34 worked perfectly with the jockey wheel directly under the center of the cog. I'm using a 40T now with an extender, so I can't send a photo. But my B-screw didn't do anything...
01-14-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think it's completely normal for the jockey...

I think it's completely normal for the jockey wheel to be directly under a 34T cog, using a normal MTB RD. The B screw won't do anything about that. It's fine. I don't see the issue. The spring in...
01-14-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Going by your inseam, you could profitably spin...

Going by your inseam, you could profitably spin 190 cranks. I have a 30" inseam and run 170 on most of my bike and 175 on our tandem. Can't even tell the difference, which makes total sense, since...
01-13-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I surmise that the issue is that he injured...

I surmise that the issue is that he injured himself weight lifting somehow, probably by, well, overdoing it. There's no warning for that one. When you've done it, you've done it. Don't ask me how I...
01-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The OP hasn't answered my question about the...

The OP hasn't answered my question about the location of the knee pain. Thus all this discussion is academic. Without knowing that, it's impossible to give sensible advice.
01-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As I said, "with other pedals."

As I said, "with other pedals."
01-13-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

[/QUOTE]This is what I do, starting in November...

[/QUOTE]This is what I do, starting in November or December. Exactly this progression. Works very well indeed, which is more important to me than the theory. I also salt in some VO2max intervals,...
01-12-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When we bought our used tandem, we had the owner...

When we bought our used tandem, we had the owner take it to a LBS and have them inspect and verify its condition, components, etc., then pack it and ship it from Texas to Washington. The owner paid...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,386
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wish I'd read this thread before I bought my...

Wish I'd read this thread before I bought my 5000s. I've been running 4K2S in 28mm, which of course are really 31mm. So I bought the same in 5K. Bummer. Now I have 2 tires a bit undersized for my...
01-12-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Even if one eats breakfast, whatever the time of...

Even if one eats breakfast, whatever the time of day, this is a good idea. Carbs and protein, yes please. And it's "real food."
01-12-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think it depends on the intensity and what else...

I think it depends on the intensity and what else one does during the 2 weeks surrounding the experiment. I don't think there's a simple answer. And "soon after" is too vague. But we'd all love to...
01-11-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, bookmark and come back a reread this thread...

Yeah, bookmark and come back a reread this thread in a couple months. It'll make sense then. Maybe. Hopefully more folks will chime in.
01-11-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I find your phrasing a bit obscure. I think...

I find your phrasing a bit obscure. I think you're saying that for example: Some particular series of intervals will increase FTP or speed on the flat or at least the potential for that. That's the...
01-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, you could profitably go all the way down to...

Yes, you could profitably go all the way down to 160mm. That's a whole cm. Would make a difference. Where's the knee pain?

They may not be that easy to find, but they do exist. Ask at a very good...
01-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME it's beneficial to rest when you feel tired...

IME it's beneficial to rest when you feel tired from riding. That said, not always. Sometimes it's beneficial to ride when you feel tired from riding. It's not too difficult to figure out which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I post rides, besides the route link, I...

When I post rides, besides the route link, I attach the TCX file for it. With RWGPS I find the TCX works better than the FIT. The TCX download is only in the Classic mode. With all routes, mine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

And subscribe! The RWGPS folks do a great job and...

And subscribe! The RWGPS folks do a great job and deserve our support. Plus it's in all of our best interests. Free stuff on the web tends to degrade and then vanish.
01-10-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

With double-sided SPDs I clip when the pedal...

With double-sided SPDs I clip when the pedal comes up every time, no looking. With single-sided sometimes the pedal doesn't come to rest just right and I have to look. I sure see a lot of experienced...
01-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's certainly inconsistent. The group I've been...

It's certainly inconsistent. The group I've been riding with are drinkers with a riding problem (our in-joke). No cramps except from overdoing it. That one study, as I tried to point out, doesn't...
01-08-20, 12:52 PM
01-07-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Eeeek!. Don't take Benadryl. It's an...

Eeeek!. Don't take Benadryl. It's an anticholinergic medication. Ask your doctor for an alternative to anticholinergics. ...
01-07-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I see. Neither my wife, who is subject to...

I see. Neither my wife, who is subject to nocturnal leg cramps (NLC) and I, nor any of our cycling buddies have noticed any association between alcohol and NLC. Those of us who drink alcohol...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everyone I know who's serious has separate road...

Everyone I know who's serious has separate road and Tri/TT bikes. The LD road folks run clip-ons on their road bikes, never Tri/TT bikes, because you have to climb and have many positions. I've been...
01-07-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,971
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I only keep track of totals for our tandem. This...

I only keep track of totals for our tandem. This year we only got 71,000'. Our best year was 2014 with 138,000'. Our tandem rides average between 40' and 50' of gain per mile. We plan our rides with...
01-07-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to wonder why there weren't more geezers...

I used to wonder why there weren't more geezers on the trail and on the bike. Watching folks I know leave those sports gave me the answer: People break. Stuff happens. People get sick. It's attrition...
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