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01-26-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,238
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh wow, terribly sorry. I got confused - my...

Oh wow, terribly sorry. I got confused - my review was of the first link which had an unequivocal finding that LC was better. Here's the money quote: That's what I'm calling BS on. What made me look...
01-25-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I often average 90% of my LTHR on a 40-50 mile...

I often average 90% of my LTHR on a 40-50 mile ride. I don't like what it feels like when I get over 95% of MHR. Saw Moses at the top of one hill, chasing another rider. Reading the book has made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,837
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've noticed around here that Strava subscribers...

I've noticed around here that Strava subscribers flag segments they don't like, particularly descents where there are side roads. Good for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Back when I led the largest recreational fast...

Back when I led the largest recreational fast group in the area, our rides did not match any of those descriptions. That was before Strava even existed. We had a good-sized club for a rider pool,...
01-25-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,238
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That last link - you find what you're looking...

That last link - you find what you're looking for. Pretty sure both groups were protein-starved with the HC worse off.

Let's say the the average athlete in the study weighed 150 lbs. We're told...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You could always try them for a year and then...

You could always try them for a year and then form your own opinions. I don't have much patience.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'd just let you go. Go kill yourself. I'll hold...

I'd just let you go. Go kill yourself. I'll hold a steady pace and gradually bring you back. If a group takes off, I'd accelerate and sit on the back. The more attackers wear themselves out on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Look in a mirror. With your hands on the hoods,...

Look in a mirror. With your hands on the hoods, elbows slightly bent,, your upper arms should be at about a right angle to your straight torso. If that's the case, you have the correct length stem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On the flat, clip-ons equals about 1 cog.

On the flat, clip-ons equals about 1 cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I was once on a 70 mile group ride in the local...

I was once on a 70 mile group ride in the local mountains. A woman showed up on a TT bike with TT chainrings. She did just fine on the 3000' climb. She was young, though. Of course rim bakes,...
01-25-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We took the group out on Sunday. Forecast was 36...

We took the group out on Sunday. Forecast was 36 and foggy, warming to 41 and sunny by noon. We left the parking lot at 11:20. At the end of our 4 hour ride, my Garmin said 75% of the time it was 32,...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Selle Italia: MAN, SLR Boost Endurance Superflow,...

Selle Italia: MAN, SLR Boost Endurance Superflow, Flite Boost Superflow
For me, the Flite was too hard, the SLR was just a tiny bit wrong shape in the middle, now I'm on the MAN on which I've done...
01-24-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We tried that, but lawyers . . . It was evident...

We tried that, but lawyers . . . It was evident that my wife would have no permanent damage from the accident other than one lung being a little smaller than the other, not too impressive in court....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,837
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been messing around with the Kreuzotter...

I've been messing around with the Kreuzotter calcuator: Bicycle Speed (Velocity) And Power Calculator (http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm)
Pretty hard to beat a tandem on a good descent,...
01-24-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, quite. Never watch your wife's helmet get...

Yes, quite. Never watch your wife's helmet get squirted out from under a truck tire like a watermelon seed as the tire passes over her back.
01-24-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

1200k this summer? What, is next year a PBP year...

1200k this summer? What, is next year a PBP year or something? I was looking at my local clubs summer schedule, pretty obvious something's going on.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The only problem with a rear rack is if you get...

The only problem with a rear rack is if you get rear-ended. Try to strap it down so that it can't wiggle much. I also think it looks stupid to see the wheels turning, so I bungee those too.
01-24-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, docs don't always get it right. My wife got...

Yeah, docs don't always get it right. My wife got run over by the rear duals on a 1-ton flatbed, thankfully w/o cargo. The ER doc X-rayed her arm which was not damaged or involved in any way and...
01-23-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Flatten your back:...

Flatten your back: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html

Then try strengthening your neck of course.
01-22-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 554
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's right. I know people with various eating...

That's right. I know people with various eating disorders, all solved by changing their attitude toward food, regarding it as fuel. That gets rid of the emotional context.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,837
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm a good descender, don't really know why, but...

I'm a good descender, don't really know why, but I've only ridden with 2 people on DF bikes who could descend side-by-side with me. There are KOMs on some local descents which I can't begin to match....
01-21-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 554
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Exactly. My guess is that is exaggerated, and...

Exactly. My guess is that is exaggerated, and that the weight loss is almost all water, some from eating less salt and some from glycogen breakdown. By weight, stored glycogen is about 3/4 water....
01-21-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,068
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Google "whey protein bedtime studies".

Google "whey protein bedtime studies".
01-21-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 554
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

All of the above responses being true, still...

All of the above responses being true, still there have been long term studies done which have established that rapid weight loss is not good simply because it isn't healthy. Restricted diets aren't...
01-21-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't remember - that was 20 years ago. I...

I don't remember - that was 20 years ago. I googled. Or Amazon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I agree that the best way to get lower gears is...

I agree that the best way to get lower gears is to decrease the size of your chainrings. Then your cogs will be closer together than if you increased the size of the cassette.

Of course the way to...
01-20-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The silicone oil I put in mine is about the...

The silicone oil I put in mine is about the consistency of cooking oil. It's individual to the particular resistance unit and its gearing, but I get about 19mph at 200 watts. The original spec on the...
01-20-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use TrainingPeaks Premium to track my training...

I use TrainingPeaks Premium to track my training and training plans to give me direction. TrainingPeaks has many training plans available which plug right into it. I've heard good things about...
01-19-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,363
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good for you! I hope to do the same. I started...

Good for you! I hope to do the same. I started off with a Nutricost 250g container, which I'll refill with bulk from BulkSupplements. It's not a drug, won't affect anything other than protein...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,501
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If the OP really wants to do something, which I...

If the OP really wants to do something, which I take it is in question, then one competitive group ride per week is the usual dose. That's your fitness test, see what you got. The rest of the week is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

25° and you need winter boots. Booties may not do...

25° and you need winter boots. Booties may not do it. My favorite wool cycling socks are Wooly Boolies. Some people think that tall wool socks help in cold dry weather. Hot Hands toe warmers are the...
01-18-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For hard training rides, 4 hours is the sweet...

For hard training rides, 4 hours is the sweet spot for most folks, 6 hours being the upper limit for a training ride. If you're not doing hilly 4 hour rides, gradually work up to it! I try to get in...
01-17-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to ride with a local LD champ who rode a...

I used to ride with a local LD champ who rode a 90" gear fixed in the mountains. I rode a 67" gear on our local 10% grades. I was the slowest climber in the bunch but I could do it. We all used about...
01-15-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pulsation is more likely to come from the rear...

Pulsation is more likely to come from the rear tire/wheel, though it should be easy to tell from the pulsation's frequency. In fact, frequency should be a dead give-away.
01-15-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,238
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, not missing anything. Of course going keto...

No, not missing anything. Of course going keto improves fat burning. No one would argue otherwise, nor is that argument made above. The big However is that focusing on fat burning decreases one's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm a 42 and my new yellow! booties are marked...

I'm a 42 and my new yellow! booties are marked 41/42 and fit fine. I ride a tandem a lot and have a habit of footing as I come to a stop. I had to put duct tape under the toe on one pair after a...
01-15-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Knees are complicated. There are many causes for...

Knees are complicated. There are many causes for this sort of thing. I encourage you to not pedal so pronated. Our knees aren't designed for that. Try to pedal with your toes pointed almost straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, as some above have commented, toe covers...

Yeah, as some above have commented, toe covers aren't worth bothering with, also tape, etc. Silly IMO. What you want is something like these:...
01-13-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Correct. The rest of the story is that they...

Correct. The rest of the story is that they looked neither to the left nor to the right, but passed through the clearing nose to tail and completely ignored my brother and I, who held completely...
01-13-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Odd that it hasn't occurred to anyone to go...

Odd that it hasn't occurred to anyone to go tubeless. Yes, you might need different rims. Even when I was a kid, car tires were tubeless.

Which is another story. I drove to a party on a...
01-12-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a riding buddy who's done hard climbs in...

I have a riding buddy who's done hard climbs in the Andes, big stuff with snow and ice. I asked him how he managed to stay warm. Sometimes you're moving, sometimes not so much or belaying. He said...
01-12-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Among male Alaskan natives, frostbite scars on...

Among male Alaskan natives, frostbite scars on the face are regarded as a sign of toughness, and thus the ability to care for others. At least it was that way when I was a kid up there. Maybe village...
01-12-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,702
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't have much leg hair, so I've never shaved...

I don't have much leg hair, so I've never shaved and thus don't know much about it. That said, I've been told that women like it and that it makes your legs more sensitive, so it's all good bed-wise....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,941
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I dunno. My leg got pulled so hard on his last...

I dunno. My leg got pulled so hard on his last thread it fell off.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Helmet mirror for 25 years, the Blackburn Bike...

Helmet mirror for 25 years, the Blackburn Bike Helmet Mirror. It enables you to scan the area behind you while keeping track of the road ahead.
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Aw, I have to disagree. A 300 taught me to...

Aw, I have to disagree. A 300 taught me to suffer. I've never been the same since.
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This subject gets more interest over in the...

This subject gets more interest over in the geezer forum (Fifty Plus) than is usual in this LD forum. I started this thread over there a while back:...
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's my practice to never believe anything...

It's my practice to never believe anything speculative said by a person who makes money off said speech. Period. That said, there are books with information which is generally known in the medical...
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Overtraining is medically known as Overtraining...

Overtraining is medically known as Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)(google). It's rare and more common among younger racers. I'm a member of a rando club and am not aware of any member who has had OTS.
...
01-05-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There's always lot of, I would hope, silliness...

There's always lot of, I would hope, silliness about these discussions. What is carefully never mentioned is that the object of the "smooth pedaling" game is not to apply some even force on each...
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