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04-11-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not only not harmful, but darn near perfect. Way...

Not only not harmful, but darn near perfect. Way to go. Sounds like a sensible regimen. You'll gradually get stronger and be able to do more on the group ride, not harder, just more. Just got back...
04-11-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,821
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think the claim that high deuterium levels in...

I think the claim that high deuterium levels in your body's water are constantly damaging your mitochondria is supposed to be scary, and would be if one didn't know anything about it other than that...
04-10-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,821
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess is that this latest food fad/scare was...

My guess is that this latest food fad/scare was injected into our social media by the FSB for its chaos value. :)

What never ceases to amaze me is how long 4 billion years is, and how much can...
04-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,821
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not. Multicellular organisms on earth has evolved...

Not. Multicellular organisms on earth has evolved to thrive on the specific amount of deuterium in natural water. Variations both up and down from the historic normal proportion of deuterium in water...
04-10-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For weight on hands, stem length, etc., my bike...

For weight on hands, stem length, etc., my bike fitting primer is here: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html

What you probably need to do most is pushups every morning. You do a set of...
04-10-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A blood draw at the doctor's and a request to...

A blood draw at the doctor's and a request to check B and D levels is not a bad idea. Might was well get the lipid panel, too, and whatever else the doc recommends. I always ask for a PSA, being an...
04-10-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A knee brace won't be helpful. You...

A knee brace won't be helpful. You irritated/injured a tendon or tendon sheath. What you want to do now is take ibuprofen, 600mg every 6 hours, and keep it up for 3 days or so. If the pain goes away,...
04-10-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How about some encouragement? My performance...

How about some encouragement? My performance didn't really start dropping off until I was 63. At your age, I was doing 400k rides in the mountains, and I'm not any kind of a talented athlete. In the...
04-09-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got one for my single bike at 73, had it for 2...

I got one for my single bike at 73, had it for 2 years now, and really like it. Wish I'd gotten it sooner. I've been using HR for 25 years. I thought that was fine and still do. The PM however...
04-09-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,212
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess is "it depends," particularly it depends...

My guess is "it depends," particularly it depends on what the injury is. I just had the dangdest thing happen to me a couple weeks ago. I got all this crazy pain throughout the rear half of my chest,...
04-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,236
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think the no-meter accuracy depends on the...

I think the no-meter accuracy depends on the terrain, wind, and the user's inputs. There's an event ride I do every year, same equipment, ~9000', ~154 miles. Looking at two rides with identical...
04-09-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't have any problem sitting my rollers for 2...

I don't have any problem sitting my rollers for 2 hours. I can stand by putting it into a big gear before coming up, not like climbing where one holds the power and changes positions, just a...
04-06-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,236
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IMO once you've tried Fig Newmans, Fig Newtons...

IMO once you've tried Fig Newmans, Fig Newtons don't seem that great anymore. We always a a stack of Fig Newmans somewhere on the tandem.
03-31-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ah, generalizations. I ride with a guy who's 6'7"...

Ah, generalizations. I ride with a guy who's 6'7" and rides with bars just like you say. He has a large section of wall for his long distance achievement medals, has ridden PBP twice, etc., though of...
03-31-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,236
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a...

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a power meter, upload your rides to a training diary and then examine your power output. Even if you don't have a power meter, if you use an uploadable GPS...
03-31-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,527
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My point is that I and everyone I know who has...

My point is that I and everyone I know who has crashed, and everyone on this thread who's crashed, got the help they needed with loved ones notified appropriately and etc. These are well-marketed...
03-31-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

160/170 = .94 You lost 6% of your crank torque at...

160/170 = .94 You lost 6% of your crank torque at the same pedal pressure. To keep pedal pressure the same as it was with the 170 cranks, you'd reduce your gearing by 6% and pedal a 6% higher cadence...
03-31-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,527
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, but connects to your phone?? If I were in...

Yes, but connects to your phone?? If I were in cell range, I wouldn't need anything like that. I don't ride or hike anywhere interesting that's within cell range. And I sure as heck don't want anyone...
03-31-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,821
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This thread is still alive? My wife and I were...

This thread is still alive? My wife and I were starting a backpack trip last year. A little ways up the trail, we met 2 women who'd started at the other end, 75 miles and over 15,000' away, but...
03-31-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,527
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Since noticing this thread, I've looked into it....

Since noticing this thread, I've looked into it. My wife and I carry a PLB when we're backpacking. The rule with that device is that "If you push the button, a helicopter will come. If it's not a...
03-31-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's what I've been using for the past couple...

That's what I've been using for the past couple years, though with separate rather than conjoined bars.

Using bars w/o pads is going to be pretty short-term and is also not as secure, which is a...
03-31-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Welcome to the club. Sucks, OTOH, you're still...

Welcome to the club. Sucks, OTOH, you're still here, which is a good thing.
03-31-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

^ Yeah, OMG. New riders think that heavily padded...

^ Yeah, OMG. New riders think that heavily padded saddles are more comfortable, when the opposite is true. Although . . .for rides of 5-10 miles, a heavily padded saddle is fine. But once rides get...
03-30-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

What, there are other countries? :)

What, there are other countries? :)
03-29-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,236
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think it tastes something like rice water, not...

I think it tastes something like rice water, not disgusting, just not a "nice" flavor. OTOH because it has so little flavor, it's easy to flavor it with small amounts of other stuff, like flavored...
03-29-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't know of any randonneuring clubs in the US...

I don't know of any randonneuring clubs in the US which practice audax riding. I've never heard of one anyway. I know some folks call it that because it's French and thus Exotic. In the US,...
03-28-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The top tube length is what I go by. Saddles can...

The top tube length is what I go by. Saddles can go up and down quite some distance, but stem lengths are not so variable.
03-28-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Have you used this calculator?...

Have you used this calculator? https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp
IIRC, it gives tube lengths.
03-26-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good grief! Don't go by me. I'm 75 effing years...

Good grief! Don't go by me. I'm 75 effing years old. I have a new geezer bruise in my left arm, no idea where it came from.

I did a set of eight 3 minute 105% intervals yesterday and was going to...
03-26-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,357
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use a level to transfer saddle angle from one...

I use a level to transfer saddle angle from one bike to another which is using the same saddle. I try to remember exactly how the level was sitting on the saddle when I had the saddle adjusted...
03-25-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess on the fixed riders on flats is that...

My guess on the fixed riders on flats is that they were inexperienced, otherwise they wouldn't have been there at all. Too much online time, not enough road time.
03-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

What a funny thread. We all know there's no right...

What a funny thread. We all know there's no right and wrong concerning most bike equipment, there are only differences in application. All those above photos of crashing riders have one thing in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,200
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:eek::cry:

:eek::cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,200
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

More than interesting, I would say. In my county,...

More than interesting, I would say. In my county, our "CASE RATE PER 100,000 FOR 2-WEEK ROLLING PERIOD" is 72. Our county death rate per week is currently 4. Seattle went from having one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,200
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In my group of cyclists, all of us have become...

In my group of cyclists, all of us have become 50+. Funny how that happens. Vaccinated riders are popping up like daffodils. Washington's governor has just moved our state into Phase 3, which means...
03-23-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The first thing I'd try would be clipless pedals...

The first thing I'd try would be clipless pedals and stiff cycling shoes, don't have to be expensive. Clipless allows you to put force on the pedals almost all the way around the circle: push forward...
03-23-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had a saddle sore on the right side for...

I've had a saddle sore on the right side for years and never a problem on the left. My doctor thinks it's because I have a mild case of scoliosis. My legs measure the same length, but if I hang from...
03-23-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I was a child, I rode flats. When I got my...

When I was a child, I rode flats. When I got my first real road bike in '62, it had toe clips. I was so jazzed! I was turbine-powered! It seemed to me that if I could catch a bump just right, I could...
03-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here are earlier sciatica threads for your...

Here are earlier sciatica threads for your reading pleasure:
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1166160-sciatica.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1139737-any-tips-dealing-sciatica.html...
03-23-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,529
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yep. Some things only need to be said once as...

Yep. Some things only need to be said once as long as there's institutional memory. The Torah's pretty old. Yeah, we got religious truth right here folks, in the Church of the 700(mm).

Numb Hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,974
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think TT and Tri riders opening the hip angle...

I think TT and Tri riders opening the hip angle is much more about breathing effort than it is joint mobility. Otherwise I totally agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,974
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

All my road singles have 170s, though my formula...

All my road singles have 170s, though my formula length would be 165. 175 is less than 1/4" longer than 170. Frankly, going from bike to bike, I can't tell the difference. The funny thing to me is we...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,974
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That ratio came from measuring crank lengths of...

That ratio came from measuring crank lengths of TdF riders many years ago, using inseam lengths. Here's a little viddy that says you have it backwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjrNuPjACnU
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,974
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to do a good bit of randonneuring. I've...

I used to do a good bit of randonneuring. I've observed that randonneurs, in general only, prefer to ride a lower gear, higher cadence for the reasons you give. They don't ride at high effort, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,974
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: Uh, yup. My 71 y.o. wife has trouble...

:lol: Uh, yup. My 71 y.o. wife has trouble spinning over 95. You're an exceptionally fit person, though you could try this: On your trainer, pick some moderate power, like 70% FTP and spin 80. Note...
03-23-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, basically don't use that combo, but that...

Yeah, basically don't use that combo, but that advice doesn't explain why it skips now and didn't before. The reason it only skips in the small ring is that the chain is under much higher tension in...
03-22-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I was setting up my wife's bike on her trainer...

I was setting up my wife's bike on her trainer for her today. Her legs are much shorter than mine, so her saddle is lower, plus her cranks are shorter. I was fiddling with her gears and power meter,...
03-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The Elite app is free, runs on Andriod for sure...

The Elite app is free, runs on Andriod for sure and I think on iPhone. My wife and I each have accounts on the one app. The app prefers to connect with Bluetooth and likes our Polar H10 transmitter...
03-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tell prospective tandem couples that it's as...

I tell prospective tandem couples that it's as close to sex as you're going to get with your clothes on.
03-22-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I take my HRV both resting for 2 minutes and...

I take my HRV both resting for 2 minutes and standing for 5 minutes with the Elite HRV app on my phone, then do the orthostatic test on my Polar V800, which more or less duplicates the Elite test, as...
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