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07-29-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 450
Posted By GhostRider62

I am closer to 60 than 70, so, I have that going...

I am closer to 60 than 70, so, I have that going for me. From age 35 onwards, aerobic capacity declines. Less if we exercise vigorously, more if we lay on the couch. Some of the best estimates...
07-28-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By downtube42

Old school thinking is to start with KOPS to...

Old school thinking is to start with KOPS to dictate saddle setback and height, and use stem length and height. Deviating from KOPS is taboo.

New school thinking is KOPS is meaningless except as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Broctoon

Fair enough. I don't disagree with anything...

Fair enough. I don't disagree with anything you're saying here.

My "False" claim was in response to the overstatement that "Nobody really pulls on their pedals unless they want to injure...
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The people doing the efficiency studies usually...

The people doing the efficiency studies usually bought new equipment. And most Rohloff owners will tell you that their hubs got smoother over time. And I think there was some change in the seals that...
07-22-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By merlinextraligh

Philly, IMHO, you don’t need to stress this. I...

Philly,
IMHO, you don’t need to stress this. I appreciate the analysis here, and I think I even kind of follow it. My takeaway based on reading the thread, and now close to a decade of using gates...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,706
Posted By MinnMan

A power meter, without structured training? Musings after a couple of years.

First off, unless you do structured training, I do not think that anybody actually needs a power meter. I have had a PM for a couple of years, without aspirations for structured training Ė itís a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,396
Posted By terrymorse

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear...

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear wheel begins to lift off the pavement. At that point, the rear brake is useless.
07-20-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never...

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never really correct rules of thumb and stuff from the 70's and 80's being touted as absolutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By big john

I've done that, just yell out because there is no...

I've done that, just yell out because there is no time to point.
It also sucks when a rider ahead hits a rock and it is rolling around when I get there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By Maelochs

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking...

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking ..... well, no need to be mean.

I don't care if it was clear for you, or you thought it was clear for me. I care about not getting run over.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't want to take responsibility for...

I wouldn't want to take responsibility for anyone's safety by what essentially is telling them it's safe for them to cross and they don't need to look themselves.

On the other hand, I don't mind...
07-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By Biker395

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a...

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a Groupon. A heart scan is only about $150:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-1

The place where they do it is also a cardiac...
07-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,589
Posted By terrymorse

The answer to that question is rather obvious: ...

The answer to that question is rather obvious:

Running is considerably harder on the body than cycling.

Running is clearly harder on:

joints
bones
muscles
heart (probably)
07-13-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't eat much of anything within two to...

I wouldn't eat much of anything within two to three hours of the ride. It's just a couple hours of riding. Save the thanksgiving feast for afterward.

I'll put all my carb's in my bottles, even...
07-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By trainchaser

Wow, I need heart surgery, wasn't expecting that!

Oh the joys of getting old and then, older. I've been experiencing a bit of chest pain when riding faster or uphill, didn't think much of it at the time. On July 3rd I was on my way to get my 2nd...
07-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By pbass

Torque---yes indeed. I never really put it...

Torque---yes indeed. I never really put it together, but for sure, when I "unweight" my hands, I'm applying more pressure to the pedals to create that torque in my bent-over body (along with engaging...
07-07-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Iride01

If you have night sweats, you should probably see...

If you have night sweats, you should probably see your doctor to rule out several very serious conditions that they can be an indicator of.

My legs don't loosen up for the for up to an hour of...
07-06-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By CliffordK

I personally like a little longer cranks. And...

I personally like a little longer cranks. And believe that I'm happier with my legs going through a full and open movement rather than spinning in tiny circles.

The more riding I do, the better...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,713
Posted By GhostRider62

I had a set of Gators, they lasted about 90 miles...

I had a set of Gators, they lasted about 90 miles before finding the bottom of a dumpster.
06-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By work4bike

Exercise and Mental Health

Just another article on the effects of exercise on one's health, specifically mental health. What I like about this article is that it puts a little more emphasis on intensity of exercise. I've long...
06-06-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By scottfsmith

Hey I just happened on a recent Youtube by Neill...

Hey I just happened on a recent Youtube by Neill Stanbury, one of the best bike fitters out there. He explains the different causes and solutions for neck pain.

Youtube by Neill Stanbury,
06-05-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rubiksoval

Caffeine is proven. There's also substantial...

Caffeine is proven.

There's also substantial evidence for nitric oxide (beets) and beta-alanine and creatine and a couple of other things.

Nothing will have the same impact as something...
05-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,657
Posted By gregf83

It's not perfect but the W' component of the...

It's not perfect but the W' component of the critical power model of Monod Scherrer provides a reasonably close estimation of Anaerobic Work Capacity (AWC) measured in kJ. To measure requires a...
05-26-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,657
Posted By asgelle

Up to a point. The most efficient cadence falls...

Up to a point. The most efficient cadence falls around 60 rpm and decreases above and below that point.
05-26-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,657
Posted By asgelle

I have no hard data at hand, but I think I have a...

I have no hard data at hand, but I think I have a response to the question. What it comes down to is the conversion from work done as measured by a powermeter to calories consumed is based on some...
05-19-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By caloso

= .999976 So essentially 1:1?

= .999976

So essentially 1:1?
05-18-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling...

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling computer that receives info from your power meter.

That's it. Tells you right on your screen.
05-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By Barry2

Some Bike Computers are able to display Cals in...

Some Bike Computers are able to display Cals in real-time during the ride.
Wahoo Bolt & Roam for example.

Barry
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,951
Posted By asgelle

If itís not worth it to you to figure out why...

If itís not worth it to you to figure out why would it be worth it to me? Nevertheless, the short answer is your question is ill posed. However, for any reasonable choice of rider and equipment and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,951
Posted By PeteHski

Interesting thread. I'm also an ex-F1 tech...

Interesting thread.
I'm also an ex-F1 tech guy and this question often comes up with regard to rotating components used in racing cars e.g. wheels, engine crankshafts etc. Despite having a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By keithdunlop

I've worked with both CX Ray and Laser spokes. I...

I've worked with both CX Ray and Laser spokes. I prefer CX Ray spokes because I can control the amount of twist-up better while building a wheel. I had a very hard time keeping Laser spokes untwisted...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By Rowan

Single-speed or fixed gear? There is a difference...

Single-speed or fixed gear? There is a difference is setting up the rear axle and comfort/challenge factors. My randonneuring experience includes fixed gear.
05-09-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By caloso

I trained for the Mt Diablo Challenge with a...

I trained for the Mt Diablo Challenge with a heavy rotation of 2x20’s into the wind. I would try to sit up on the tops of the bars, to practice the climbing position and to catch more wind.

edit: ...
05-09-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By sw20

Quick update, I bought a 10mm shorter stem and...

Quick update, I bought a 10mm shorter stem and it has fixed my back! Done a 53 mile ride today with no back pain whatsoever! Best £10 I've spent!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,373
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,373
Posted By Snotrub

So, are you riding with others that are on...

So, are you riding with others that are on dedicated road bikes? If so, your hybrid doesn't stand a chance. A fixie won't help either. If you want to go on group rides with fast riders, you'll...
05-04-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By tomato coupe

Easier to put the bike in a corner, with the back...

Easier to put the bike in a corner, with the back wheel against one wall. Measure from the wall to the saddle nose, and then from the wall to the bottom bracket, and subtract. Use the floor as...
05-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,189
Posted By timtak

Aha. For my sore knees, I have found that...

Aha. For my sore knees, I have found that changing my pedalling technique to use my glutes (butt muscles) at the bottom of the pedal cycle to pull my pedals backwards from about 5pm in the cycle,...
Replies: 53
Views: 3,281
Posted By GhostRider62

Shaded rider with and without light on rear ...

Shaded rider with and without light on rear
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1067/daytime_running_lights_comparison_2_8772d039c4fd03949c14d0a84148bd7eb5e691d0.jpg
...
Replies: 53
Views: 3,281
Posted By GhostRider62

According Edewaard's study, "The Conspicuity...

According Edewaard's study, "The Conspicuity Benefits of Dynamic and Static Bicycle Taillights at Night" blinking tail lights on the seatpost provide 3.1 greater distances in recognition (response...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,036
Posted By dorkypants

Your self-signed security certificate has...

Your self-signed security certificate has expired. Many browsers will not connect to your site because of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,951
Posted By smashndash

I will also say that this effect is much more...

I will also say that this effect is much more apparent on fixed gear bikes. I started riding on a fixie with 3000+g 50mm deep alloy wheels. When I switched to a road bike, my legs would literally...
04-25-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By Daniel4

Gyms are still closed in Toronto so all my...

Gyms are still closed in Toronto so all my exercises are with dumbbells. I skip dumbbell front squats and deadlifts when I go cycling instead.

For the past few months, I have been using light...
04-24-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By unterhausen

I posted this link above, but I didn't comment on...

I posted this link above, but I didn't comment on it. It makes sense to me that riding in a fasted state and intentionally "bonking" is a bad idea. It might not even have the desired effect, which...
04-21-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By jppe

Trek Bike Parody

You might enjoy this one. Way to go Trek!

I guess theyíre targeting folks our age???

https://fb.watch/50zCy9m0EQ/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,531
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a...

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a hard time understanding how your front tire is coming off the ground. With my sh***y technique, I'm often fighting the back tire skipping around.
04-19-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,124
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't recall if it was here or on Slowtwitch...

I don't recall if it was here or on Slowtwitch somebody recommended that CTS book early in my riding days when it was still a journey to go 15 miles.

I did the intro roadie plan which was the...
04-14-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,222
Posted By mstateglfr

You really werent aware that food and nutrition...

You really werent aware that food and nutrition education are struggles for a large percentage of the population? This thread finally made you aware?
Thats insane- where have you been? Nutrition...
04-13-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,088
Posted By noglider

These are the exercises...

These are the exercises (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sm6rz3Y09nX7807FI8ifBqKdYBDTM5br/view?usp=sharing) my PT gave me.
04-10-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,833
Posted By RChung

I'm slower than I used to be, I have no illusions...

I'm slower than I used to be, I have no illusions about that. That's why I need a power meter: to keep me from being even slower.

As for price, I usually recommend that new users buy a used power...
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