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08-24-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'll come back, maybe it'll help some other...

I'll come back, maybe it'll help some other captain.

I had a research physiologist I ride with comment on my consistent seeming acidosis after our group rides, IOW fast breathing long after the...
08-23-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,563
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

They spread out really quickly, just like on any...

They spread out really quickly, just like on any event ride. I recently did an event ride with 800 people. We always start single file, then pass as the opportunity presents. Most drivers around here...
08-23-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hoping not to derail the thread too much, I have...

Hoping not to derail the thread too much, I have a question. On really hard rides, where I'm going hard but not to my knowledge anaerobic, I get acidotic. Even after the ride, for several minutes,...
08-22-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME you can't. Too many variables in physiology....

IME you can't. Too many variables in physiology. However one can simply ride to breathing, ignoring HR and power, and do quite well. That's what everyone used to do . . .

There's a progression....
08-22-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Actually a moderate sodium diet has been shown to...

Actually a moderate sodium diet has been shown to be best for endurance athletes. Most Americans get far too much sodium in their daily diet. I eat a natural foods diet and have to work at it to get...
08-22-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Med-tent studies have shown no difference between...

Med-tent studies have shown no difference between the hydration or electrolyte status of those who bailed from foot races due to cramping. That's not the usual problem, which is performing at a level...
08-22-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,097
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8bdd/29d538460ccd...

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8bdd/29d538460ccd3c6b3069ee7488a7e789cf78.pdf
http://sportsandscience.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Ausdauer-und-Kraft.pdf
08-22-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I agree with going to 145mm. It's not just axle...

I agree with going to 145mm. It's not just axle length, it's flange spacing. My 2003 145mm Chris King rear hub has almost symmetrical flange spacing, very nice. That hub is still going strong. That...
08-22-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This interests me. My wife can hit 165 doing...

This interests me. My wife can hit 165 doing dressage (horse ballet), but gets exhausted stoking at 130. Rather than going by what should be her HR zones, I have her go by her breathing on the bike....
08-22-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,097
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Twice a week works for me. I periodize my...

Twice a week works for me. I periodize my lifting. This is Fall for me - my hard riding is over and I'm taking some time away from the bike, doing other things. I'm lifting twice a week but only...
08-22-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,160
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: That's my tag line. So true.

:lol: That's my tag line. So true.
08-22-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, I wasted a couple years thinking that...

Yeah, I wasted a couple years thinking that Friel's Training Bible would enable me to create a good training plan. Well, not really wasted. I learned a lot from doing it wrong. As the song goes,...
08-22-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,160
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

#1 rule: Everybody's different. For me, a OHR of...

#1 rule: Everybody's different. For me, a OHR of 14 is normal for being stressed, but not too much. 20 is bad news for me. 8 is in good condition, responding well. But that's just for me. One has to...
08-21-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe because folks don't think it should be...

Maybe because folks don't think it should be considered in isolation? Hip angle affects it, but many ways to alter that. There's a complex interplay among all the factors which make up position...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

With a 4 person team, we spend 3' on the front,...

With a 4 person team, we spend 3' on the front, by the clock, but go over or under a bit if terrain or traffic dictates. That's enough time so that one can choose one's moment for rotating back,...
08-21-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I hang my bikes upside down from the rims, using...

I hang my bikes upside down from the rims, using nails or hooks. If they're nice bikes and kept clean, they make good wall art in an apartment or house.
08-21-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't bike fit that matters much, other than...

I don't bike fit that matters much, other than saddle height. It's more about the pedaling motion, what you do where as your feet go around the circle. Try this: Put your bike in a very low gear and...
08-21-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Looking back on some of my recent rides, I did a...

Looking back on some of my recent rides, I did a metric century with 4300', 15.5 average, 2.6 w/kg, a 90 mile 5500' ride at a 15.4 average, 2.5 w/kg, 153 mile 9400' ride at 14.9, 1.7 w/kg. Got tired...
08-20-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I know this is not the purpose of this thread but...

I know this is not the purpose of this thread but . . . I've ridden quite a bit of singlespeed. I just don't shift my geared bike. Free singlespeed bike right there. Further advantage is that I never...
08-20-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not DVT. If it were, you'd be in the hospital...

Not DVT. If it were, you'd be in the hospital with tubes in you by now. Nor is the greatest possibility on your list: weak vein valves. We have check valves in our veins, just ordinary plumbing....
08-20-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Speed and power sessions: The usual is "speed...

Speed and power sessions: The usual is "speed work" which is 30" all out, 5' rest. Power sessions are usually a type of sprint. A familiar one is "stomps" where one puts it in a huge gear, slows to...
08-20-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,160
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Took your rec - just Kindled it. Lord knows I've...

Took your rec - just Kindled it. Lord knows I've spent money on less useful stuff.
08-20-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So go here:...

So go here: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp
take your measurements and enter them into the calculator. That'll get you close.

See my post in DIY Bike Fit,...
08-20-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,160
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As it was once said by early computer users, hit...

As it was once said by early computer users, hit CTRL-A, CTRL-C every time a child is born in China. Yes, very frustrating.

Yes, TrainingPeaks Premium. It's worth the money. For HRV, I use a smart...
08-19-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Why do you want a pro fit? There's nothing...

Why do you want a pro fit? There's nothing automatic about a bike fit helping your cycling.
08-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

^ Also see...

^ Also see https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/road-training-for-mountain-bike-athletes/

So I'd say road bike.
08-18-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,097
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh c'mon Greg. That study shows you don't get...

Oh c'mon Greg. That study shows you don't get better at riding your bike if you don't ride your bike. The gentle reader might want to search for Forstemann on youtube and see how an Olympic gold...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,710
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. Electrolytes move the water out of the...

Yes. Electrolytes move the water out of the stomach much faster. I take 1 Endurolyte/hour, but some take up to 6. Now Hammer makes an extra-strength version for those folks. I take just enough so I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,710
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I do out-of-envelope stuff on my rollers. I mean,...

I do out-of-envelope stuff on my rollers. I mean, why not? So if I want big gear work, I like a 50-55 cadence in zone 3. Actually my rollers don't have that much resistance, so I have to spin maybe...
08-17-19, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've always been one of the slower climbers among...

I've always been one of the slower climbers among those who ride a lot. Took me a long time to stop being off the back on every hill. But as I've gotten older, I've simply kept at it: riding, skiing,...
08-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No staring at the ground or neck pain, even on 18...

No staring at the ground or neck pain, even on 18 hour rides with a drop bar bike. It's all in one's position, which should incorporate a straight back from the top of the shorts to the top of...
08-16-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,160
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Are you tracking your CTL, ATL, TSB now? For me,...

Are you tracking your CTL, ATL, TSB now? For me, the TrainingPeaks PMC has been very accurate at predicting my results on any given future day within the next week or so. I take morning resting and...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,152
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I built up my rain bike, I used an old set...

When I built up my rain bike, I used an old set of bar-ends I had in a box somewhere. For one thing, they were free. For another, they were much lighter than brifters, and my $120 (new) frame was not...
08-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks, I try. OK, so the other thing she can do...

Thanks, I try. OK, so the other thing she can do is learn to apply force more continuously around the pedal circle.

Concentrate on relaxing the ankle. Let the heel drop as it will. The ideal of...
08-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Should be the same. Downside of phone is battery...

Should be the same. Downside of phone is battery life. There might be small differences in that different devices use different averaging algorithms. 3 second average is common.

It takes a while...
08-15-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Speaking of which, here's a primer on what bars...

Speaking of which, here's a primer on what bars and brifters should look like: Drop Bar Hand Positions: an Introduction...
08-15-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's normal for everyone. Cycling uses fewer...

That's normal for everyone. Cycling uses fewer muscles, or should I say, less muscle volume, thus one's LTHR will always be lower on the bike than when running. I assume that HRmax would follow the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pushups. 1 set to exhaustion every 3rd day.

Pushups. 1 set to exhaustion every 3rd day.
08-15-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've done it myself all my life. Though I...

I've done it myself all my life. Though I recently had a pro fit by a big name local fitter. He moved my hands back 3cm, no other change. I'm still not sure if his move made a difference or not. As...
08-15-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We've been tandeming with HRMs since 2007. We...

We've been tandeming with HRMs since 2007. We both use HRMs. She has a Garmin with my HR and a Polar with hers. I have a Garmin with mine. I don't see hers. Our theoretical threshold HRs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There's a Finnish sauna study, IIRC centered...

There's a Finnish sauna study, IIRC centered around CVD, which found that one had to sauna 5 days a week to get the benefit. Those who only sauna 1-2 times/week didn't get the benefit. Might be the...
08-15-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Did you see the arm positions in the photos? And...

Did you see the arm positions in the photos? And read where it says greater reach = less pressure on the hands?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's good that there are so many water stops. I...

It's good that there are so many water stops. I use a Camelbak for stuff like that because it's so much easier to drink from it, thus I do so more frequently. I fill mine, then stop less frequently....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

LOL. It was fine in Preview mode . . .

LOL. It was fine in Preview mode . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,710
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, speed really has nothing to do with it....

No, speed really has nothing to do with it. Effort is the key. Speed is a function of weather, gradient, position, desire, and most important, effort. Never watch your speed. It's useless, a needless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'd have to disagree. I've done long pass climbs...

I'd have to disagree. I've done long pass climbs in 104, low RH. No, you can't keep up with the water losses. One has to rest and hydrate tactically. I've gone through 70 oz. in 20 miles. It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It works because of the taste. Mustard and the...

It works because of the taste. Mustard and the original mint-flavored 500mg Tums work the same way. Other Tums don't have the exact right taste and don't work. But that's why it works immediately,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Heat training. Go out in the hottest part of the...

Heat training. Go out in the hottest part of the day, every time. There's a silly thread on BF somewhere about ride early, beat the heat. Heat training is the best training you can do, even for when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,239
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I once had a tire go flat due to valve leakage....

I once had a tire go flat due to valve leakage. Caps keep the dirt out. I also like colored ones. Easier to find when changing a flat.

I'd like to see Lance with a modern rim, one of those "ready...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,239
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I know a cyclist who isn't a perfect human being,...

I know a cyclist who isn't a perfect human being, ground his lawyer tabs, bunny hopped, and was off the bike for almost a year. Forgot his QR. Very experienced rider, tour leader, etc.
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