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09-26-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I always go with the assumption that most people...

I always go with the assumption that most people are not idiots. That's worked well for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 149
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I run tubes. Carry a Topeak Road Morph G, 2...

I run tubes. Carry a Topeak Road Morph G, 2 tubes, patch kit, boot kit, and also tire levers for other people's bikes. And a spare tire. I've used all of it.
09-25-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 93,776
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When you say cardiac drift of <5%, how are you...

When you say cardiac drift of <5%, how are you figuring that? If that's for 120', what point do you use for your base HR which then drifts? I've been using my HR at 30' as my base in zone 1 (3 zone...
09-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OOS, pedal like Pantani:...

OOS, pedal like Pantani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hf3KOgFhwU

Notice how he pulls his relaxed foot over the top with his knee, how is butt hardly goes up and down at all, how his knee bend...
09-24-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ya know . . . It's a bit problematic to give...

Ya know . . . It's a bit problematic to give advice about stuff you've never done yourself. Rather detracts from the impact, don't you think? Another good thing is to arm oneself with some facts. For...
09-24-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hard to imagine a worse thing to eat on the bike....

Hard to imagine a worse thing to eat on the bike. For over 20 years, I've been fueling with maltodextrin and whey protein on the bike on long rides and sports drinks on short rides. Works like a...
09-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

75 y.o. Have clip-ons on my road bike and tandem...

75 y.o. Have clip-ons on my road bike and tandem - which has aero bars for stoker as well. I stretch, though it's not necessary for "the position." I mostly stretch to keep my knees out of trouble. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I thought it was a safety issue - easier for your...

I thought it was a safety issue - easier for your glasses to fly away in event of a crash instead of messing up your face. i always put on the glasses first, then the helmet or the glasses don't stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't think that the choice of bike limits the...

I don't think that the choice of bike limits the rider's power output as long as position and gearing is the same. If you have a different opinion on that, love to hear it. I also think that the...
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Absolutely true. That's the reason than the early...

Absolutely true. That's the reason than the early polar explorers took pemmican with them. In their time, pemmican was bear fat mixed with berries. I'm sure we'd all eat it if we were out on the ice...
09-22-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well then, try these stretches:...

Well then, try these stretches: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/877253-band-pain-during-ride.html#post15372967
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Because it's late September. And Covid. Might get...

Because it's late September. And Covid. Might get worse as the winter wears on.
09-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A good way to think about this sort of thing is...

A good way to think about this sort of thing is to think of food as fuel. I know a few riders who had pretty severe food hangups. They cured themselves by learning to think about eating as "fueling."...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,789
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Cor! Sometimes people get so serious, all this...

Cor! Sometimes people get so serious, all this defensiveness about a silly post of mine. Just thought I'd see whose bell got rung. "Pretty easy to see, which hand's got the chocolate . . ."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,789
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Like a lot of male BS, no gloves is about...

Like a lot of male BS, no gloves is about bravado. I was once in a minor paceline crash behind a proud no-gloves riding buddy. He went hands-first into the pavement. Still rides w/o gloves. Beats...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,472
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'll do a reductio. In 2016 my wife and I rode a...

I'll do a reductio. In 2016 my wife and I rode a 154 mile 9500' course in 11:30. on our tandem. The next year, I rode the same course on my single in 9:47. My wife's watts/kilo is a little more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
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: 16
Views: 530
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: 2
Views: 193
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: 162
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: 4,395
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: 4,395
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: 358
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: 705
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: 358
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: 358
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: 705
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: 705
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: 705
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: 199
Views: 6,836
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: 133
Views: 3,472
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: 199
Views: 6,836
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: 199
Views: 6,836
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: 1,237
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: 26
Views: 753
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: 705
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: 3,135
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: 3,135
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: 3,135
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: 334
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: 3,135
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: 4,395
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: 334
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: 705
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: 462
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: 3,135
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: 559
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: 9
Views: 369
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: 3,135
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: 243
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,...
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