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10-11-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 75 and had to be off the bike from early June...

I'm 75 and had to be off the bike from early June to September 12 due to a saddle sore and sciatica. I have a set of resistance rollers I bought in '97. I've been riding them almost every day since...
10-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By MinnMan

Best of luck. Consider getting a trainer for...

Best of luck. Consider getting a trainer for indoor riding over the winter. And something like Zwift.
08-15-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,025
Posted By Hondo Gravel

My energy is zapped from too much fun in the 106...

My energy is zapped from too much fun in the 106 degree sun and pushing against river current all day. I guess a low impact workout by default. I like keeping things flexible so I can enjoy other...
08-12-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By CoyDawg

My Story

So here is my story. I have been following (stalking) you 50+ for some time now. I'm 63.

In 2013 my son had a bike built for him from the frame up. It was his! In the spring of 2014 he said,...
08-08-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not a bug, it's a feature. It's how you know to...

Not a bug, it's a feature. It's how you know to rest a bit. My guess is that your return to good performance isn't random, rather is the result of taking it easier for a few days. That's what you're...
08-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Clyde1820

Back when I was running hard, years ago, I often...

Back when I was running hard, years ago, I often trained with a guy like that. He was darned good, at the collegiate level. I could never touch him in a race, but could with much of the training. ...
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08-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By zacster

At first the park was packed during the first...

At first the park was packed during the first weeks of the pandemic but that has settled down. It is still more crowded than it was during the week in the fall, but not so crowded that it should...
08-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Hermes

Back to 1:15 training for fitness...I did a VO2 /...

Back to 1:15 training for fitness...I did a VO2 / ANO2 workout this AM on the TT bike that included a 1’ interval.

Warmup and then...3x(2’ VO2 effort, 3’ z2, 1’ ANO2, 2’ z2, 2’ VO2) 5-8 minutes...
08-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Hermes

I will let Rubik comment on your question to him....

I will let Rubik comment on your question to him. My observation is that you have way too much warmup.

Let me explain. Old school conventional wisdom coupled with dogma had sprinters warming up...
07-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Clyde1820

Varying intensity throughout a ride can yield...

Varying intensity throughout a ride can yield some great benefits, generally speaking. As others have suggested, you can also vary the rides and routes.

Back in the day, my distance running...
07-26-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You don't want to do that. Your "easy"...

You don't want to do that.

Your "easy" efforts are too hard, recruiting fast twitch fibers so you don't train your slow twitch fibers.

Your "hard" efforts are too easy so you don't train your...
07-26-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

All right! Everybody, see this? The man (I...

All right! Everybody, see this? The man (I assume) needs some help. Hit the interwebs - you got clubs, bike shops, and meetup. That's how I got started with groups. Then pretty soon you got friends,...
07-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By NewATBikeComute

First ever half century!

Well, have not done a lot of cycling this year. Working from home, so no commuting mileage, and my attitude towards making an effort to do, well, anything beyond what I have to do, has been 'I...
07-26-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I looked at your area in RWGPS and I sympathize....

I looked at your area in RWGPS and I sympathize. I realize that I live in paradise. In a mile, I'm on a low traffic country road and half of that mile is bike path and the rest is low traffic city...
07-25-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By jpescatore

A great book is "The Time Crunched Cyclis...

A great book is "The Time Crunched Cyclis (https://trainright.com/time-crunched-cyclist-3rd-edition/)t" - explains lots of the science behind training, has workout suggestions for different types of...
07-24-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By caloso

I don't laugh at these. I work something very...

I don't laugh at these. I work something very similar into my springtime workouts preparing for crit season. These aren't intended as sprint workouts, but to get comfortable (hah) with the ramp up on...
07-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Iride01

The more often you ride, then less your need for...

The more often you ride, then less your need for so much structure in your workouts. But if planning them and doing them motivate you then go right ahead. Mostly just putting in the mileage on...
07-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By velojym

You are on to something with the varying riding...

You are on to something with the varying riding types (easy/interval/etc.), but you can do them on different rides.
Hard ride, Long ride, Recovery ride, and so on.
07-24-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
Posted By Garfield Cat

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The...

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The stronger comes with the riding. If riding is not fun, then it won't last. Keep it fun.
07-19-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By Clyde1820

A couple of things I often do: One...

A couple of things I often do:

One puffed-rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter slathered over one side, with a strawberry (sliced) or blueberries. A bit over 50cal, but very tasty. Fats,...
07-18-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By holytrousers

Congratulations CyclingBK for the lost weight....

Congratulations CyclingBK for the lost weight. Once i tried Puffed Rice Cakes after a low battery warning, they filled my stomach but didn't help with the energy. Try them :thumb:
07-12-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By Froomewannabe

Most have been mentioned above, but mine include...

Most have been mentioned above, but mine include raw baby carrots, Oikos greek yogurt with strawberries(150 cal), apple, & orange.

Some others I didn't see.... pickled beets, Kroger orange...
07-06-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would just smooth the sharp burr down with a...

I would just smooth the sharp burr down with a rifler file, machinist's scraper, small Dremel stone, or some sandpaper.
06-28-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By MrPeabody

CyclingBK, Just found this thread. I'm about the...

CyclingBK, Just found this thread. I'm about the same age and trying to get back into this after 30+ years away, so your posts are inspiring. Once I can find the right bike that is. How do you like...
06-25-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By wolfchild

Avoid snacking between meals. You need some...

Avoid snacking between meals. You need some self-discipline and you need to train your mind and body to resist the urge to snack between meals..There is nothing wrong with feeling a little hungry...
06-25-20, 02:03 PM
06-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By Iride01

Romaine lettuce. Low Calorie, lots of nutrition...

Romaine lettuce. Low Calorie, lots of nutrition density per Calorie eaten. I grew up liking lettuce though. I'll eat it without any salad dressing. Otherwise carrots and celery already washed and...
06-25-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Apples. I eat one or two every day for snacks. If...

Apples. I eat one or two every day for snacks. If I feel really hungry, I'll back that up with an oz. of walnuts and a glass of milk. I also like pickles, good snack.
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By Riveting

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more...

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more calories to digest them, than they have in them, so they actually have negative calories. And the salt will replenish your lost electrolytes due to...
06-25-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Probably not, but you get extra credit for...

​​​​​​Probably not, but you get extra credit for variety.
06-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By pdlamb

Nonfat, unsweetened yogurt with blueberries or...

Nonfat, unsweetened yogurt with blueberries or strawberries.

Or a quarter pound of baby carrots. By the time you finish chewing them, it'll be time for supper. :)
06-25-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By ZHVelo

Ah, I misunderstood, apologies. I echo above - if...

Ah, I misunderstood, apologies. I echo above - if I am hungry I add a little protein powder to Greek plain yogurt. Yummy and healthy.
06-25-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By CAT7RDR

Plain Greek non-fat yogurt.

Plain Greek non-fat yogurt.
06-25-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,549
Posted By jpescatore

Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder...

Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder like PBfit or PB2. 85% less fat than real peanut butter for same portion.

My wife (who does not need to lose weight) hates the taste and won't go near...
06-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By shed

There's been a couple of times in my life, when...

There's been a couple of times in my life, when I've not cycled for a few years, and then when I get on a bike, I'm like a kid, and just delighting in how much I love it.
06-02-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the warmup. And cooldown. I always take my...

Ditto, the warmup. And cooldown. I always take my time warming up before getting serious about a workout ride. I piddle pedal for 15-30 minutes, keeping my heart rate around zone 2 (or just...
05-23-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By sweeks

This protocol has worked well for me for many...

This protocol has worked well for me for many years. I use a one-pint plastic ice cream container ("Talenti" jars are perfect). I don't see the need to re-attach the quick-link, but YMMV... I *do*...
05-12-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By FatRap64

I'm 56 and just starting again after a 25-year...

I'm 56 and just starting again after a 25-year hiatus. One of the first things I think of when I wake up in the morning is how much joy I'm going to experience when I get to jump on the bike!
05-07-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,923
Posted By tyrion

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch...

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch shaved, but since the coronavirus lockdown I've been having my Mom do it.
04-30-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tony P.

Varying your training is a must but do it in a...

Varying your training is a must but do it in a planned manner to allow your body to build on each segment. Given the 45-60 minute time restriction, I suggest you look at cadence rather than just...
04-30-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh absolutely, anything you can do on the bike...

Oh absolutely, anything you can do on the bike will produce results. The main thing is that, whatever it is, you enjoy it. If you enjoy it, you'll do it. The 20-bananas-a-day guy is fun, in a sort of...
04-29-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good luck. Do you know your FTP? If not and no...

Good luck. Do you know your FTP? If not and no power meter, how do you know how hard to go? Good for you for being able to pedal 120.

I'm more in the Eddy Merckx camp: "Ride lots." If one rides...
04-29-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By SethAZ

I had a stark reminder of this recently. I'd done...

I had a stark reminder of this recently. I'd done far more running during Dec., Jan., and February of this year than I usually do (almost none) in anticipation of a military course I had to attend...
04-25-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By RH Clark

You are doing great brother. I think the most...

You are doing great brother. I think the most important thing about any training is to stress well, rest sufficiently, and get nutrition to build. You will advance as long as you do a little more...
04-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,584
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It turns out that bone loss in cyclists is because of sweating

Back in November I did some sweat loss calculations and concluded that bone loss during cycling wasn't because of losing calcium in sweat. Turns out I was wrong about that in this post:...
04-17-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By Iride01

Your body takes a lot of time to adjust. And the...

Your body takes a lot of time to adjust. And the more you ride the more it will adjust. If I could ride more, even at 62 I think my body will adjust even more.

Make certain you do your intervals...
04-17-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By Iride01

Essentially by going hard on that one spot of the...

Essentially by going hard on that one spot of the ride, you are partially doing interval training. You might look into it if you are wanting to really get faster.

Gearing is dynamic and depending...
04-16-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By surak

Your body gets stronger through the process of...

Your body gets stronger through the process of overloading and recovering. If you can go faster for the same perceived effort, then you're getting stronger. However, you may not be doing so...
04-08-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By zacster

Interval training. Push, let up, push again.

Interval training. Push, let up, push again.
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,769
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
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