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11-27-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,279
Posted By MoAlpha

I don’t see why gains in lean mass would...

I don’t see why gains in lean mass would disappear as long as training was maintained. I think the risks are theoretical, but something to consider since there are no large long-term studies.


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11-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By zandoval

Texas A&M's Veterinary branch did a study on B...

Texas A&M's Veterinary branch did a study on B vitamins. I remember hearing of the study in the 90's and it must not have been nationally published, or failed to get into the Human Medical Journals...
11-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Too funny... I also supplement with D3, K2, and...

Too funny... I also supplement with D3, K2, and glucosamine for a nagging knee issue. Those three, in addition to magnesium are on my "short list" of supplements that I've taken that actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,568
Posted By Branko D

For the OP, reading the description of his rides?...

For the OP, reading the description of his rides? Being unfit, their fat utilization is low and drops off a cliff even at light intensity. I've read a study on people with metabolic syndrome in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,568
Posted By WhyFi

While this is all well and good, the "event" that...

While this is all well and good, the "event" that we're talking about is not a marathon, but a 45 mile ride at a level that Strava pegs as a ~1000 calorie effort (flat and ~15mph, so the estimate is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By PeteHski

Pillar is designed for long term use. ...

Pillar is designed for long term use.
TrainerRoad have a long term plan builder
Training Peaks has loads of annual plans
Wahoo SYSTM plans are short (12 week) but you can build a long term plan...
11-18-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 710
Posted By cyclezen

AFIB becomes apparent in others way as well as...

AFIB becomes apparent in others way as well as what appears on your device.
In my case, I've had exercise induced AFIB for decades (4+?) . Besides an increased heart rate, when I have an episode I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By rsbob

Pillar does have a provision to select...

Pillar does have a provision to select Short,Medium or long duration plans. They are not defined, but for free, you could give it a look see. Use the link above to get the full name of Pillar since...
11-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By BTinNYC

FTP test this AM and it's up to 212 from 191 in...

FTP test this AM and it's up to 212 from 191 in the late summer. Zwift FTP Test (shorter).
It's all in for the next 6 months, I signed up for the GFNY on May 21.
Not going gentle into that good...
11-17-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 710
Posted By MoAlpha

Appropriate.

Appropriate.
11-17-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By pdlamb

The only downside to Snickers is that they'll...

The only downside to Snickers is that they'll melt in the summer and make a gooey mess. Of course, if I stop at a convenience store every couple hours for more fluids, there are Snickers available...
11-17-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,167
Posted By ascherer

daniell I usually refrain from offering medical...

daniell I usually refrain from offering medical advise here, but in this case I'll share my experiences and thoughts.

I'm 66, have had meniscus repair and arthritic deposits removed from both...
11-17-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By CAT7RDR

Defeet Woolie Boolie are my only pair when riding...

Defeet Woolie Boolie are my only pair when riding in the mountains in winter.
They are thick wool so you might try one pair before ordering a bunch for shoe fitment.
11-16-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 874
Posted By Homebrew01

I wear the same standard glasses for everything

I wear the same standard glasses for everything
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By seypat

This is the reality. The sport/game abruptly...

This is the reality. The sport/game abruptly shows you it's time to move on. Then you turn to endurance sports and get new life as an athlete.
11-14-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,189
Posted By PeteHski

I think it's just a question of focusing on your...

I think it's just a question of focusing on your sustained power i.e. plenty of threshold intervals e.g. 2x20, 4x10 mins etc. ideally on climbs with a realistic climbing cadence. I would think the...
11-13-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By wolfchild

Arthur Jones and Nautilus has been controversial...

Arthur Jones and Nautilus has been controversial right from the start. They did gain some popularity in the 70s and 80s but then it just went out of style. We still have a few Aurthur Jones and...
11-13-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,189
Posted By jonathanf2

I did some more hill climbing this weekend. I've...

I did some more hill climbing this weekend. I've been riding with some very strong and young riders lately. Some who race and compete as well, so it's been good training. In fact I don't really like...
11-13-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 710
Posted By Hermes

Here is an interesting book on the subject of...

Here is an interesting book on the subject of recovery. I enjoyed it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By genejockey

Things I've done: 1. Ride a lot more - the...

Things I've done:
1. Ride a lot more - the last two years I've done > 6000 miles, vs 1000-3000 the previous decade. I not only ride more days but also ride longer on the days I ride.
2. Lose...
11-11-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By Biker395

I've noticed that too. A lot more kids riding...

I've noticed that too. A lot more kids riding around ... and on ebikes. In fact, the pre-teen demographic is the primary ebike demographic in my hood.

I find that really odd, and a pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,063
Posted By cyclezen

done all of the above... some works,...

done all of the above...
some works, sometimes... and sometimes not...
what works , every time... ride more often in a group with young riders, and wheelsuck like your life depends on it... ...
11-10-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By rsbob

Going a bit further/farther/a bit more….in hilly...

Going a bit further/farther/a bit more….in hilly Seattle, what keeps many from bike commuting are the hills and a lack of employer shower facilities. E-bikes are a great way to get over the hills and...
11-10-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By MoAlpha

It's been known "forever" that eccentric...

It's been known "forever" that eccentric (lengthening) contraction is more effective for increasing strength. That's why you're supposed to spend more time in the eccentric phase when you lift.
11-10-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Ross

I would suggest that human beings are a dying...

I would suggest that human beings are a dying breed...but before they become completely extinct, there will be a (brief? or long?) dystopian post-disaster nightmare during which much of our previous...
11-10-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By PeteHski

I think it's a given that e-bikes will become...

I think it's a given that e-bikes will become increasingly popular for low cost transportation (personal and commercial) and commuting. I think these new e-bikers will be largely people/companies...
11-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By GhostRider62

I started paying more attention several years ago...

I started paying more attention several years ago because it seemed so many older riders were getting aFib and although the MDs say my 8 second pauses in HR while sleeping are not a big deal, it is a...
11-01-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By peterws

Bet your bike shed's got loads of old stuff in it...

Bet your bike shed's got loads of old stuff in it . . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,727
Posted By GhostRider62

Carbon fibre does not have a fatigue limit I...

Carbon fibre does not have a fatigue limit

I have two carbon forks with over 50,000 miles each on them. YMMV
10-31-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By BobbyG

Back In The Saddle, Again...Again!

I was off the bike for 3 weeks this summer with my first bout of Covid which was rougher than I expected, plus a longer recovery than I would have thought. All of which made me feel much older than...
10-30-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,189
Posted By Iride01

Take a screen shot of the .pdf and then post is...

Take a screen shot of the .pdf and then post is as a .jpg or .png. Or just provide the link to it if it's hosted publicly.

On a PC, <ctrl> <alt> <print screen> will get you a copy of the currently...
10-29-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,786
Posted By indyfabz

My SO and I shave a couple of the same areas.

My SO and I shave a couple of the same areas.
10-29-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By Leisesturm

You aren't going to teach a 60y.o. body much, if...

You aren't going to teach a 60y.o. body much, if anything, new. I weighed 203 (but liked it) several years ago. Then I got the Flu (no Covid then) and wound up 185(!) after it was all over. Worked...
10-28-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,786
Posted By alcjphil

You know what? There are as many reasons as there...

You know what? There are as many reasons as there are cyclists who shave their legs. Me? I am 72 years old and have very little leg hair. I stopped racing years ago. As an older person my skin is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,459
Posted By big john

I don't think people were complaining, we were...

I don't think people were complaining, we were just relating in our experience with fast group rides we take shorter pulls. Obviously it depends on how hard you are going. All rides are not the same....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,459
Posted By tomato coupe

If everyone is putting in only 3 minutes on the...

If everyone is putting in only 3 minutes on the front in a century, you'll need a lot of guys in your pace line.
10-26-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,447
Posted By rsbob

Switched from Gatorskins to Conti 5000s

To say the difference between the two was amazing is an understatement. Had run Gators on my old steel bike for decades due to their puncture resistance. When commuting to work, the last thing I...
10-25-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I'm already in for RAMROD 2023. Will probably be...

I'm already in for RAMROD 2023. Will probably be the same course as 2022 due to announced road construction plans by MRNP.
I really don't want to go electric either.
10-24-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By rsbob

You just reminded me of when my wife of 20+ years...

You just reminded me of when my wife of 20+ years and I first got together. She loved the same sports as me: cycling, hiking, downhill skiing, running, travel, politics and religon and so we hit it...
10-23-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By big john

I started riding as an adult to get in better...

I started riding as an adult to get in better shape for dirt bikes. Eventually discovered the adventure of long rides in the mountains. Gave up dirt bikes a couple years after I joined a road club....
10-23-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By indyfabz

In all seriousness ness…This die hard roadie...

In all seriousness ness…This die hard roadie dipped his toe into the loaded touring world in ‘99-‘00, ended up doing about 10,000 miles then went back to road riding. Picked up loaded touring again...
10-20-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By MoAlpha

One major problem is that NIH funding is focused...

One major problem is that NIH funding is focused on diseases, rather than sub-clinical health effects of diet in the general population. As a result, a lot diet research, including some of the best,...
10-20-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By jackb

Many people believe that disease and serious...

Many people believe that disease and serious medical conditions are caused by the the things people do. While this is true to a certain degree--for example, excessive drinking can lead to liver and...
10-20-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,848
Posted By MoAlpha

Humans have survived in large part because of...

Humans have survived in large part because of genetic changes which allowed them to thrive on a huge range of foods, provided the macronutrient mix was within certain boundaries. Blaming the origin...
10-20-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By Biker395

I followed the links too, and had the same...

I followed the links too, and had the same reaction. I have no training in microbiology whatsoever, and struggled to pass basic chemistry, but most of what I saw appear to discuss events on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Seattle Forrest

North Cascades Highway - current

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x901/20221016_140536_626a5c73d04e71973a190d9af5d52771e20a0eed.jpg

I've posted a number of ride reports from this road over the years, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,043
Posted By unterhausen

The site redesign dredged up every bad thread...

The site redesign dredged up every bad thread from 2018 and decided it was trending. Don't ask me. But I'm closing them all until we know what's going on.
10-19-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By wolfchild

It is biologically impossible to reverse an aging...

It is biologically impossible to reverse an aging process....My deepest sympathies for all the people who listen and believe and follow all the BS that these longevity charlatans preach on youtube.
10-18-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By rsbob

From what I have read, and I won’t provide...

From what I have read, and I won’t provide documentation, is that if you stay fit, and eat a relatively healthy diet, you may improve your longevity, as well as mental abilities, and when you die...
10-17-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By MoAlpha

No. Calorie restriction makes the worms and the...

No. Calorie restriction makes the worms and the mousies live longer in the lab, but in humans living in the wild, the beneficial effects are impossible to separate from weight loss, and incidental...
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