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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As it is said, "God may have created the world in...

As it is said, "God may have created the world in 7 days, but he didn't have to worry about backward compatibility." 23s will be around. I run them on all my single bikes. There a lot of 23mm outside...
09-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few...

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few of the results, then apply.
09-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My bike fit primer:...

My bike fit primer: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html
09-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few...

Google "heel on pedal saddle height.". Read a few of the results, then apply.

No, it should not be possible to reach the ground with your feet while sitting on the saddle.
09-19-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You have a vehicle? Go climb Mt. Greylock, nice...

You have a vehicle? Go climb Mt. Greylock, nice paved road all the way, top at the level of many of our trailheads out here.
09-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have much more respect for the landscape than...

I have much more respect for the landscape than that. I have never been defeated by a hill, though I have occasionally been defeated by myself.
09-18-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I should mention that the photo at the top of the...

I should mention that the photo at the top of the linked page is exactly what NOT to do, with the horribly rounded upper back and upward craned neck. Neck pain in a photo, right there.
09-18-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, but when he sits down, his rollers are just...

Yeah, but when he sits down, his rollers are just as still as are mine. And sprinting on rollers or a trainer is a complete waste of time, since nothing is being accelerated except the wheels and...
09-18-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, weird. It worked when I first posted it as...

Yeah, weird. It worked when I first posted it as I'm sure it did for your post, but not now. As you say, typing it in works. Some issue with their server setup.
09-18-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your link didn't work for me - not complete. Try...

Your link didn't work for me - not complete. Try Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance - Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance (http://rauschpt.net/)

Another thing to try is using a...
09-18-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's what I don't get. Outdoors my bike stays...

That's what I don't get. Outdoors my bike stays stationary under me, though it does move side to side a bit, Hard to ride the white line for very long. It certainly doesn't go forward and backward....
09-18-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Resistance rollers are the Only Thing. I've had...

Resistance rollers are the Only Thing. I've had my set of over 20 years. Look at SportsCrafters. IMO the floating thing is no big deal. I don't think I'd like it. The idea of rollers is steady on....
09-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Go through those bike fit instructions. Your...

Go through those bike fit instructions. Your torso-upper arm angle is too small. I'd suggest a slammed -17 stem, maybe 100-120mm, see what that looks like. You might or might not like it, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,779
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks! Then I believe that Apidura would work on...

Thanks! Then I believe that Apidura would work on our tandem for touring even with the aero bars. Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,841
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm good with anything 18 lbs. or lighter. ...

I'm good with anything 18 lbs. or lighter.

If you want to get stronger by riding a heavier bike, you need to ride a tandem with your wife.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,779
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a serious problem with bags like this:...

I have a serious problem with bags like this: they don't work with Shimano 9-speed cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,779
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

BQ did a wind tunnel test which found that aero...

BQ did a wind tunnel test which found that aero drag was not increased by a bar bag because frontal area is not changed. https://www.renehersecycles.com/aerodynamics-of-real-world-bicycles/

Bar...
09-17-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I can't imaging why there would be a problem. I...

I can't imaging why there would be a problem. I mean, people with TKR still ski hard in the bumps after if they did so before.
09-17-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I can stand for a couple miles at a time. I use a...

I can stand for a couple miles at a time. I use a low cadence, like 60, not a racer's cadence by any means! The way to get better at it is of course to practice. That said, I don't really ride out of...
09-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nope, don't think it's a bike fit issue. However,...

Nope, don't think it's a bike fit issue. However, it wouldn't hurt for you to do a self-check on it, those photos not being all that perfect. Here's a bike fit primer:...
09-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IIRC, you got me interested in this in the first...

IIRC, you got me interested in this in the first place. A while back, when I was having trouble establishing a credible FTP, I believe you opined that my issue was that too much of my power...
09-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Efficient w/r to time, certainly not. There's a...

Efficient w/r to time, certainly not. There's a reason CTS' time-crunched routines are what they are. Results in the long term might be another matter. I hope to find out by next July. Pity that one...
09-16-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well yes of course. That's a totally proven...

Well yes of course. That's a totally proven training method and exactly what I've done for the past 20 years, and got decently fast doing it, for my age that is. But this year, I'm going to...
09-16-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You didn't notice the advice in the link to look...

You didn't notice the advice in the link to look at your back in the mirror, making sure it is absolutely straight from the top of your shorts to your neck?
09-16-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite correct, Sir. Perhaps my memory of the...

Quite correct, Sir. Perhaps my memory of the original Seiler video of a decade ago or so has faded or perhaps he's changed the emphasis, but yes, 80/20 for sessions. Seiler estimates that this will...
09-16-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You can't defeat a hill, only survive it. Depends...

You can't defeat a hill, only survive it. Depends on your objective in the ride. If it's a training ride, and you want to ride it hard, it doesn't matter how you get up it, just don't blow up and...
09-16-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try this:...

Try this: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
Plus just ride more.
09-16-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Fit issue. Can't say anything without photos of...

Fit issue. Can't say anything without photos of you on the bike:
one with pedals horizontal, hands on the hoods, forearms level,
one with pedals vertical (aliined with seat tube), hands on hoods,...
09-16-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I started riding again at 50, after not riding at...

I started riding again at 50, after not riding at all for 30 years. I too was astonished at how weak I'd become. At first, I simply tried to ride up a 500' climb to our local mall, not to buy...
09-14-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ahem....

Ahem. https://www.velonews.com/training/fast-talk-podcast-ep-51-polarizing-your-training-with-dr-stephen-seiler/

This is not theory. This is from Seiler's analysis of what the elite athletes he...
09-14-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Main thing I notice riders in your situation...

Main thing I notice riders in your situation complaining of is butt pain. Easily remedied - daily short rides seem to work best for that. Other than that just build your weekly mileage, a little at a...
09-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't think the hill climb is any different...

I don't think the hill climb is any different from any other hard training day, totally appropriate to do maybe once a month in a 6 Gap training schedule. It's the same TSS as a 4 X 8 X 4 105% FTP...
09-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, good article. However, it's nothing more...

Yes, good article. However, it's nothing more than a rehash of the theory of Polarized Training, the 80/20 system.

1) The article uses the 3 zone system and says do little in zone 2, though lots...
09-13-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That is odd. Sitting here, I can put the inside...

That is odd. Sitting here, I can put the inside of my heel against a chair leg, then trap the outside of the ball of my heel with the other heel and twist my lower leg as though I were clipping in,...
09-13-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

About 20 years ago, I switched to doing Hammer...

About 20 years ago, I switched to doing Hammer Nutrition style liquid fueling. At first, I experimented with their fuels. I have a low tolerance for unnecessary expenditures so I started making my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The key to no-injury leg sledding is never...

The key to no-injury leg sledding is never letting your back round or your shorts' waistband come off the back rest. I see people all the time bringing their thighs right down to their chest and thus...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,019
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes.

Yes.
09-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,537
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife gets those adductor cramps. So far, not...

My wife gets those adductor cramps. So far, not on the bike or hike, but after, at night. They're BAD. I never cramp if I've trained as well as you have, unless I do a long hard anaerobic effort near...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,667
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've never had a speed wobble, ever, and I've...

I've never had a speed wobble, ever, and I've descended at 65 mph, lots and lots at 40+. Thing is, I ALWAYS descend pedals level, butt off the saddle, knees with death grip on top tube - and old...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,667
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah and then the guy goes right back to doing...

Yeah and then the guy goes right back to doing wrong again. Just asking for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,019
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME depends on the type and quantity of road...

IME depends on the type and quantity of road debris. But yes, true. When we ride the tandem in the wet in winter, I do get more flats from flints which accumulate if they sand the roads after freezes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,019
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Which I believe means that power goes up by the...

Which I believe means that power goes up by the cube of velocity. Correct?
09-02-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, you may want to take a nap halfway through....

Yeah, you may want to take a nap halfway through. An Imperial century doesn't really qualify as a long distance ride, but it is sort of at the lower edge of them. I can usually do one of those on any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,019
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When we bought our used tandem, it came with 25mm...

When we bought our used tandem, it came with 25mm Gatorskins. On our first ride, I couldn't figure out why we had trouble simply maintaining 16 mph on the flat. My stoker puts out about 1/2 my watts,...
09-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I went through 3 used bikes before I bought my...

I went through 3 used bikes before I bought my first new one, rode a double on one of them. So I had a good idea of what felt right. I bought the new bike after testing it on the bike shop's trainer,...
09-01-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pretty much perfect fit, IMO. You have a proper...

Pretty much perfect fit, IMO. You have a proper set up. You could maybe move your saddle back 1 cm.
09-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,030
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The problem with heavy steel bikes is not so much...

The problem with heavy steel bikes is not so much the weight. It's that they are designed for heavy loads and thus way too stiff and uncomfortable to ride any distance unloaded. IMO, any distance...
09-01-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Castelli, the Endurance 2 short. Voler Black...

Castelli, the Endurance 2 short. Voler Black Label are good, too.
09-01-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I had an emergency appendectomy, thus a nice...

I had an emergency appendectomy, thus a nice old-style scar. I was doing pushups on the floor beside the bed when the duty nurse came in the next morning. It helped that I was 18. She was a little...
09-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Junk Miles only exist in a training context....

Junk Miles only exist in a training context. "Training" means cycling or working out with the intent of becoming faster and "stronger" as TdF commenters put it, i.e. also more resilient and with more...
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