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12-02-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

July and August is summer. September and October...

July and August is summer. September and October is Fall. November, December, January, and February is Winter. April, May, and June is Disappointment.
12-02-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everett, WA here. Since it's gotten cold, I've...

Everett, WA here. Since it's gotten cold, I've just been riding my rollers. Been here since '75. I used to ride just as long as roads weren't icy. The last few years I haven't ridden outside when it...
12-02-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As you see from the above members also quoting...

As you see from the above members also quoting you, you were definitely a participant in that about which you now complain.

But beyond that, IMO you are incorrect in that bolded assertion. If you...
12-02-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well no, energy is not lost, it's just turned...

Well no, energy is not lost, it's just turned into heat. :) But we were talking about rims (I thought). There's a little bit of energy lost due to atmospheric resistance on the surface of a rotating...
12-02-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No. You still get that energy back. The only way...

No. You still get that energy back. The only way to destroy energy is to turn it into heat (brakes). The heat death of the universe . . . is something we'll never see and good on us. That pendulum...
12-01-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Weight of neither the rim nor the tire will make...

Weight of neither the rim nor the tire will make a bicycle slower, other than the increased weight will slow it on climb, but no more than the weight anywhere else on the bike. This is really very...
12-01-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So here I am, about 3 years later (thanks,...

So here I am, about 3 years later (thanks, MoAlpha) and having had another Dexa scan. The places where my bones were worst, qualifying as osteoporotic, are now about 4% better. Doesn't seem like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,709
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I rode flat pedals from 7 to 17, lots. At 17, I...

I rode flat pedals from 7 to 17, lots. At 17, I got my first real road bike, a full Campy Legnano with rat trap pedals, clips and straps. My first ride on that bike, I was turbine powered. Yeah, the...
11-28-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IMO a tri bike would suffer the least loss of...

IMO a tri bike would suffer the least loss of performance from being ridden with flat pedals. The flats are a good place to just stomp on the pedals. That's what the fast TT folks do. Hardly a thing...
11-27-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Recent studies all used the same protocol:...

Recent studies all used the same protocol: 3g/day, 1g 30' before exercise, 1g 30' after exercise, 1g 3 hours after exercise. That does seem to work best IME. Which raises another question: if one is...
11-27-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you're a cyclist, you don't really want to...

If you're a cyclist, you don't really want to "build muscles," at least not much. You want to get stronger, but not heavier, if anything, lighter. Your 8-week program will mostly improve your nerves'...
11-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The more likely explanations of vitamin B...

The more likely explanations of vitamin B deficiency:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19892133/
or
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0072975208021301

Simply due to...
11-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Absolutely. Our group has been riding 3 different...

Absolutely. Our group has been riding 3 different routes, same start and finish point, for I don't remember how long . . . We have names for the groups: Rabbits, Goldilocks, and Laughers. This is a...
11-26-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In summer, when these things are around, I often...

In summer, when these things are around, I often ride with my jersey half unzipped. A few times I've gotten a stinging insect caught inside the jersey. That is not good. A female rider with the same...
11-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

More hearsay . . . I saw a recent article...

More hearsay . . . I saw a recent article discussing exhuming wealthy English folks from some time in the Middle Ages. The article explaining the findings said that while most folks now assume that...
11-26-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Issue with mTor? Studies? I see that HMB is a...

Issue with mTor? Studies? I see that HMB is a common therapy for some cancer patients.

I have found that weight training increased my endurance on climbs, pre-HMB. So it improved my Time To...
11-26-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess is that it's all the same thing:...

My guess is that it's all the same thing: Improved recovery. With these young people, it could be that their muscles become better at turning training into progress with the supplement, even though...
11-26-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try it again. I changed the link and added...

Try it again. I changed the link and added another link to the same study.
11-25-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I posted some new HMB info in the geezer forum: ...

I posted some new HMB info in the geezer forum:
https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1243041-discovered-hmb-about-10-days-ago-6.html#post22720932
11-25-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Another HMB study showed up on my computer...

Another HMB study showed up on my computer today:...
11-25-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When you get your annual, your doc will check the...

When you get your annual, your doc will check the results of your blood test. If you're low on something, supplements will have an effect. I used to be low on D. I think lots of folks in the PNW see...
11-24-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME the only maybe on the OP's list is the multi....

IME the only maybe on the OP's list is the multi. The other stuff definitely works, maybe not exactly by performance? IOW if you take the supps for a couple days and then don't for a couple days, is...
11-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

AFAIK, the hour record for cycling ascent is by...

AFAIK, the hour record for cycling ascent is by Pantani on a Giro climb, about 6000'/hour. The record for running a vertical kilometer is 28'. so that's pretty close. I don't know of a record for...
11-22-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I can climb at about the same rate on the bike on...

I can climb at about the same rate on the bike on 6%-7% grades as on foot on a 15% mountain trail, with a pack about the same weight as the bike, which is about 20 lbs. That's for climbs of over...
11-21-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I measure with my legs, getting my knee bend...

I measure with my legs, getting my knee bend right. I use the heel-on-pedal method to start with and then fine tune by feel. I get one bike right, then use the same method of measurement to transfer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,010
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Re Branko D's observations above: "Even...

Re Branko D's observations above:

"Even dwarfs started small" (Werner Herzog of course). As Branko says, good on ya. I think all of us who came to riding late go through this thing of "have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,010
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Eat a high carb meal no less than 2 hours before...

Eat a high carb meal no less than 2 hours before you ride. If you don't do that, don't eat anything before the ride except a Clif Bar or the like 15' before you ride.

And don't eat before you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,010
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nutrition on a ride depends on both how long and...

Nutrition on a ride depends on both how long and how hard the ride is, and mostly on the "how hard" thing. 3.5 hours of hard riding can be a considerable dose. At this time, we don't know the...
11-19-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME more many more people have issues with...

IME more many more people have issues with caffeine than have issues with other supplements. But try the strap and other device option first. You need a reliable read on what's going on. Wrist...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,170
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, a new-to-you bike. After you did all the...

Yes, a new-to-you bike. After you did all the work to change over to a flat bar, leave it alone. It's still a good bike. Everyone needs at least 2 bikes. You go out in the garage and the bike has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,138
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Online long plans sources, please?

Online long plans sources, please?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,138
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had similar "twinges." I talked to my doctor...

I've had similar "twinges." I talked to my doctor about it. He said if it were your heart acting up, you'd know it. If the ECG didn't show damage, there wasn't any. The most likely explanation, said...
11-17-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That does sound like aFib. Too bad it didn't do...

That does sound like aFib. Too bad it didn't do that for the Zio. Try cutting out caffeine. That worked for some of my aFib friends. Do check your pulse.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,138
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OK. Just saw this. I've thought a lot about it....

OK. Just saw this. I've thought a lot about it. As it is said, "when the going gets tough the tough get going." Or the corollary, "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Which latter refers...
11-17-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

What does the watch show? When I've ridden with...

What does the watch show? When I've ridden with people who'd aFib, they see a sudden rise in HR, like from a normal 130 on a climb to 175, which rate their heart will not normally beat, so it's just...
11-17-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How do you know it was aFib? I've had Premature...

How do you know it was aFib? I've had Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs), which one might mistake for aFib. In my case, they were due to dehydration from trying to cut down on night trips. I...
11-17-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,780
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Great! You're committed and probably should be,...

Great! You're committed and probably should be, too. Which blocks from where, beginning to now? And now what?
11-17-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I should mention that I do use ibuprofen for pain...

I should mention that I do use ibuprofen for pain which I've guessed is from inflammation of a tendon sheath. That use works well and prevents tendon damage. If it doesn't relieve the pain, it's a...
11-17-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,542
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Liked for vocabulary - and good memory.

Liked for vocabulary - and good memory.
11-17-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use regular wire frame glasses with...

I use regular wire frame glasses with progressive, photochromic lenses. I bought 2 pair, one that's clear indoors and another that starts out dark for driving. I usually wear the latter on the bike....
11-17-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,542
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been running cheapo Chinese cassettes on our...

I've been running cheapo Chinese cassettes on our tandem for a long time, not ebay but Amazon, probably no difference. They've worked out fine, haven't worn faster than anything else, shift fine,...
11-16-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's not the hurting so much, though that...

It's not the hurting so much, though that happens. It's that the prostaglandins, which cause inflammation, are what heals the area. You make them go away and healing slows way down. Modern trainers...
11-16-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Barbell stiff legged deadlifts: ...

Barbell stiff legged deadlifts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uDiW5--rAE

Been doing them for years. Note that the knees are NOT locked. They keep a slight angle throughout the exercise. I use...
11-16-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As I've said before, on the flat one's crank...

As I've said before, on the flat one's crank inertial load is high and one might be able to pedal more efficiently hammering the downstroke. Long climbs are another story, and average speeds on long...
11-15-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Old man on rollers: ...

Old man on rollers:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x640/old_man_on_rollers_81404f133b25ee7fb488f6941002b694327e61d7.jpg

Smoother helps a lot on seated climbs. Those...
11-14-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I never put anything in my water bottles except...

I never put anything in my water bottles except water. I carry a food bottle with highly concentrated stuff, like 750 calories/bottle, a separate water bottle or hydration bladder, and a squeeze...
11-14-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh yeah. I see a lot of that. I know guys who...

Oh yeah. I see a lot of that. I know guys who take vitamin I before and after.
11-14-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

^Yeah, you do some 2000' or so climbs and you...

^Yeah, you do some 2000' or so climbs and you develop a very steady pace. You also have a steady pace on the flat, or you can't do the big climbs. I'd say maybe only 8 beats lower on the flats than...
11-14-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One thing I learned is that Snickers bars are...

One thing I learned is that Snickers bars are available almost everywhere, including foreign. Chocolate coated peanuts are wonderful. We did eat a lot less often when touring that we do when sport...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,138
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You got that right. I'm 77 and that seems to be...

You got that right. I'm 77 and that seems to be the maximum hard riding age for those who, for many years, did what you're talking about. You break the equipment is what happens. Bummer. Now I'm...
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