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10-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My experience is that hunger is a driver which...

My experience is that hunger is a driver which can cause excess calorie intake. The less one eats at each meal, the more easily one's hunger is satisfied. My experience is that otherwise it's...
10-26-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,247
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yup, ride your bike as far as you want. There's a...

Yup, ride your bike as far as you want. There's a group of folks who ride their balloon-tired, coaster brake bikes on a local double century. Admittedly it's pretty flat, only about 4200' of gain,...
10-25-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,845
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OTOH, on really long rides, even though I have a...

OTOH, on really long rides, even though I have a PM, I pace by HR. I find the guys who pace by power don't realize how tired they are getting until it all goes Plunk. HR keeps me better informed of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Like Maelocks is saying, size and the the...

Like Maelocks is saying, size and the the resulting comfort and adaptability resulting from getting the correct size is what's important. I think you are right to be looking at these used bikes. They...
10-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Knee pain is the commonest complaint we hear from...

Knee pain is the commonest complaint we hear from cyclists, especially high mileage cyclists like yourself. The commonest thing is muscle imbalance. Attaching to your kneecap, you have your vastus...
10-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good points about shoulder exercises. I do go to...

Good points about shoulder exercises. I do go to the gym. Once a week, I do similar shoulder work to that video, but using dumbbells, sets of 12, all sets same weight: 1 set full range of motion side...
10-24-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There are many good outdoor days in winter here....

There are many good outdoor days in winter here. Next weekend looks nice, for instance. And as it is said, the main thing about any training program is not so much its contents, but your consistency...
10-24-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Prehab and rehab, well put, and exactly what my...

Prehab and rehab, well put, and exactly what my wife and I have been doing every since I met her, almost 50 years ago. Start early, and as it is said, "never quit."

Well, that's the trick of this...
10-24-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This forum may attract older segments because one...

This forum may attract older segments because one doesn't really start feeling it until one is over 60. Then one might feel the need for a little company. and discussion of what's going on.
10-24-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For all-round training, my fave is hiking in the...

For all-round training, my fave is hiking in the mountains on rocky trails, using poles for upper body work. I wear trail runners which encourage ankle flexibility. When I was young, I loved trail...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got a PowerTap hub a couple years ago. Since...

I got a PowerTap hub a couple years ago. Since then, I've been messing around more seriously, because now I can, with holding relatively high FTP percentages for long periods, say 80%+. While doing...
10-23-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I find it's really hard on my rollers. In spite...

I find it's really hard on my rollers. In spite of the natural motion of the bike . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I ride with a k-hound randonneur who uses risers,...

I ride with a k-hound randonneur who uses risers, except on PBP years he has to train with the aero bars off.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Updating my post No. 8 from a year ago . . ....

Updating my post No. 8 from a year ago . . . Sciatica went and never came back. We did that 10-day backpack. Had some stiff back, but no sciatica. Back in the gym now, no problem. Back on the bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,208
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not that I know of. I do retire them after 6...

Not that I know of. I do retire them after 6 patches or if a hole is right next to a previous patch, so that does impose some sort of a time limit. Sometimes the valve or the patch around the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, with the aero bars below the handlebars like...

Yes, with the aero bars below the handlebars like that, except that mine are two separate bars rather than conjoined. You could try putting little pieces of 1/8" thick foam tape where the plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,208
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OK, simple. You overheated your rim and blew the...

OK, simple. You overheated your rim and blew the tire off. Not the tire's fault. Same thing probably would have happened to a clincher. You should descend steep grades by letting the bike run,...
10-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,077
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've measured my own deep breathing at 60/min....

I've measured my own deep breathing at 60/min. when going hard. The idea is to hold back from panting as long as your brain will let you. One needs well developed chest muscles to breath like that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been riding with clip-ons on my road bike...

I've been riding with clip-ons on my road bike for over 20 years. Must have started in '98. Didn't see a reason not to. I did not alter my standard road position to use them. I think folks who do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Practice. Practice concentrating on every little...

Practice. Practice concentrating on every little thing. Zen. When you descend, let the bike run, brake for corners, dangerous looking driveways, and extreme speed, say over 50 Practice holding your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,208
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Rim brakes or discs?

Rim brakes or discs?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,208
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, you don't "burst" anything. You blow the tire...

No, you don't "burst" anything. You blow the tire off the rim. The tube comes out through the rim/tire gap and goes BOOM. We did that on our tandem a couple times before we got it sorted: different...
10-22-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Appropriate vitamin levels have always been...

Appropriate vitamin levels have always been controversial, particularly vitamin D. It was fairly easy to determine the lowest healthy level, that's the RDA, but much harder to determine the optimal...
10-21-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,077
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Many people warm up with the usual moderate...

Many people warm up with the usual moderate effort for say 20', then with a couple of all-out 90" intervals a few minutes apart, then a few more moderate minutes. Opens up the blood vessels....
10-21-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good to know how that works. About 5 years ago,...

Good to know how that works. About 5 years ago, my annual showed below normal D levels. My doc put me on 6000 IU daily of D3 for a couple months, tested again - high normal - and dropped it to 2000...
10-21-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: (actually just chuckling). First link:...

:lol: (actually just chuckling).
First link: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/extra-protein-does-not-build-more-muscle
Quite. More protein won't do anything unless you work out. One...
10-20-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The gentle reader should please remember that the...

The gentle reader should please remember that the content in this thread is only for the definitely over-50 and may not become personally applicable until maybe 60 or so.

#1 your wrong about...
10-20-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OTOH, methane and crop acreage loss to animal...

OTOH, methane and crop acreage loss to animal grazing are all huge problems as the earth's population keeps increasing and starvation is on the rise. The loss of humans isn't that big a deal, but the...
10-20-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,603
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a 9-speed one on our tandem, really like...

I have a 9-speed one on our tandem, really like it. Lots better than asking Stoker what gear I'm in. Irrelevant on a single, I think. Rear gear choice is not as big a deal with half the weight to...
10-20-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your comment about getting your bone mineral...

Your comment about getting your bone mineral density back keep nagging at me. So what else did you do besides increasing protein intake?
10-20-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I started this high-protein diet, it rather...

When I started this high-protein diet, it rather didn't occur to me that 120 grams of protein is like 500 calories, which is a lot more calories every day. That has to be balanced with less of other...
10-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is an entirely different subject. In a...

This is an entirely different subject. In a low-nutrient survival situation, a short, low-BMI person will have a much better chance of survival, simply because they require less food intake. See...
10-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I am osteoporotic as diagnosed from a DEXA scan....

I am osteoporotic as diagnosed from a DEXA scan. My worst area is my femoral neck of all things. I've never broken a bone in my life. I'm also thinking that riding hard with a too-low protein intake...
10-19-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Absolutely right about the dose/meal. For sure...

Absolutely right about the dose/meal. For sure 40g is the limit, a little less is probably better. I want to see the studies that MedicalNewsToday based their recs on. There about only about a...
10-19-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow is that wrong. Every see a top track...

Wow is that wrong. Every see a top track sprinter? They're weight lifters who occasionally ride bikes. I worked around big guys and they're pretty amazing. There was a Samoan at our last gym (since...
10-19-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nothing factual, really. Top bodybuilders are...

Nothing factual, really. Top bodybuilders are insanely strong. There are however 2 types of strength determinants: muscle cross section area and fiber recruitment. What you had when you got strong...
10-19-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In some ways, it gets easier after you retire....

In some ways, it gets easier after you retire. That said, my mother warned me, "Do whatever projects you want to do while you're still working. You won't have time after you retire." She was correct....
10-19-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife and I joined a gym in 1979, the first...

My wife and I joined a gym in 1979, the first year we went fishing in Bristol Bay, and have been working out in one gym or another twice a week fairly regularly. I used to quit the gym during the...
10-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Another "How much protein?" thread

OK, so I'm 76 and still trying to do what I like to do and having some success. I also have one of those bathroom scales which uses impedance to give you numbers for percentages of fat, water,...
10-18-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

76. I'm a member of what was a very active real...

76. I'm a member of what was a very active real life road cycling group. We'd get 50 riders sometimes, had to split it into subgroups by climbing speed. We had a sorting hill. Now I'm one of the few...
10-18-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:) Uh-huh! I much prefer experimental evidence to...

:) Uh-huh! I much prefer experimental evidence to conjecture. Now we need another experimenter to replicate your results. . . I don't count: though I think I'm the same my results are not as...
10-18-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Dave - your experience re hunger when losing...

Dave - your experience re hunger when losing weight. Good thing? Bad thing? I've had periods where it seemed like hunger was necessary, but maybe it's not? No hunger is certainly emotionally easier.
10-17-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's a progression, warm to cold, say 65° and...

It's a progression, warm to cold, say 65° and cloudy down to 40° and raining: Start with thin poly SS T, SS jersey, sunsleeves. Add vest. Add arm warmers. Exchange vest for jacket. Start with LS...
10-17-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"Fast" is less interesting than far or stops...

"Fast" is less interesting than far or stops because it's so greatly influenced by ride goals, elevation gain, traffic, and associated lights and delays. The fastest ride you ever did? Your usual...
10-17-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite so. First thing, google "strava heat map."...

Quite so. First thing, google "strava heat map." Zillions of riders upload their rides to a service called Strava. The Heat Map shows the sum of those rides and routes over the past year. The...
10-16-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,402
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think that might be the biggest thing. In the...

I think that might be the biggest thing. In the PNW it's not that much fun to ride every day in the rain and clean-up to too time-consuming, so in winter I do one outdoor ride/week and the rest on my...
10-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,933
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME you are absolutely correct. Future: I didn't...

IME you are absolutely correct. Future: I didn't hit a steep drop-off until 63, another at ~70. But one just has to never quit, never give up. I haven't done a 400k since my mid-60s, but my wife and...
10-16-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,933
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think there are so many opinions on best crank...

I think there are so many opinions on best crank length because . . . everyone's different, sorta like saddles. IOW experiment, realizing that changing any aspect of fit requires a period of...
10-16-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,933
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 5'6" and ride 170 on my road bike, 175 on our...

I'm 5'6" and ride 170 on my road bike, 175 on our tandem. Pantani rode 180 in the mountains. He liked to climb OOS so the long cranks gave him more power. It's hard to argue with yellow. I ride 175...
10-15-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,180
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On long rides, about every 50 miles. Riding with...

On long rides, about every 50 miles. Riding with friends there's always a mid-ride social stop, whatever the ride length, usually just coffee for me because I eat on the bike. Riding with my wife, I...
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