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09-28-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 303
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When discussing average speed, it would be nice...

When discussing average speed, it would be nice to mention whether it's moving time or elapsed. My best time for an Imperial double was a hair under 12 hrs., moving time a hair over 10 hrs. That was...
Forum: Touring
09-28-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,267
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Going long, one packs for the eventualities, so...

Going long, one packs for the eventualities, so more gear rather than less. We see the same thing in long distance bike touring. The base gear can still be ultralight, but one takes more extras.
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Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I ride my single with the slammed stem and proper...

I ride my single with the slammed stem and proper reach no matter how long or short the ride is. On long rides, one thing I really don't want is to make them any harder, so I ride my fast bike. I do...
09-27-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I take my HR and HRV every morning. I use my...

I take my HR and HRV every morning. I use my phone, which has a visual display of my heart's activity. A few months ago, I was doing that, lying on the couch, feeling normal, and was shocked to see...
09-25-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I only do a recovery ride when my legs tell me...

I only do a recovery ride when my legs tell me that I shouldn't do a normal ride that day - my legs are dead. I get on the rollers and do zone 1 at about 80 cadence and do that until my legs tell me...
09-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Righto. When I started out with HR, Polar had...

Righto. When I started out with HR, Polar had inexpensive watches which simply showed that one big number and that was it. Not any more! Now everything is fancy, elaborate, expensive, and the HR...
09-25-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Exactly the same here, except I got the Pfizer,...

Exactly the same here, except I got the Pfizer, the Moderna being in short supply here. Felt like going back to bed, except that I couldn't sleep most of the night anyway. Today is the next day and I...
09-24-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Where in or on the knee does it hurt? Front or...

Where in or on the knee does it hurt? Front or back, inside or outside, or maybe inside right in the middle?
09-24-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME, the only reliable heart rate monitors are...

IME, the only reliable heart rate monitors are those with a chest strap. I've always been happy with Polar products. On the bike, one affixes the watch to the bars using pipe insulation or the...
09-24-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

For doing long event rides, I found it very...

For doing long event rides, I found it very helpful to ride a Super Randonneur (SR) series with a randoneuring club. Preceding the SR series, many clubs also put on a Populaire of 100k, just to get...
09-24-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

And here's the statin thread from the geezer...

And here's the statin thread from the geezer forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1240837-stopped-statin-feel-ten-years-younger.html
09-24-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There are zillions of different protocols for...

There are zillions of different protocols for HIIT. I think the most common are full gas for 30"-45", recovery between intervals 2X-3X the length of the interval. Ignore your HR, just do them. A...
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tried several statins several years ago, both...

I tried several statins several years ago, both lipid and water-based in several dosages (they're so cheap!). They all had a bad effect on my power, plus they made my muscles sore after even moderate...
09-22-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Exactly. I've ridden a lot in the rain. Expanding...

Exactly. I've ridden a lot in the rain. Expanding on what you've said, water's going to get in, so I wear enough very breathable layers underneath, that when they get wet, I'm still warm because I'm...
09-22-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME one doesn't have to formal intervals unless...

IME one doesn't have to formal intervals unless racing. You're doing informal intervals, probably better for what you're doing. I sometimes do formal intervals if it's raining and I ride indoors....
09-22-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,080
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, not excruciating, just discomfort. Damage is...

No, not excruciating, just discomfort. Damage is unhelpful. You do get it, of course. A fellow on BF a number of years ago related how he had developed some sort of butt problem, probably 'roids, but...
09-22-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,080
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On the other side of that coin, there's a...

On the other side of that coin, there's a wonderful pass in Washington State, Cayuse Pass. From the south, it's about 12 miles of mostly 6%-7%. I once crested it coming from the north, an easier...
09-21-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been doing a particular event ride in the...

I've been doing a particular event ride in the Cascades since 2000, not every year, but many times. Lately, I've been riding it every year, just to see how it goes, i.e. how old am I really? The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,929
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, I didn't notice. (massive embarrassment)

No, I didn't notice. (massive embarrassment)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,929
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a FD on my 2003 tandem, works perfectly,...

I have a FD on my 2003 tandem, works perfectly, even after a zillion rain rides. It's not much use on a single, but on a tandem it can be hard to remember which ring I'm in, plus shifting the back...
09-21-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'd think a winter down parka from REI or some...

I'd think a winter down parka from REI or some such, with only a thinnish synthetic layer under. Down is amazingly breathable. One adjusts effort to prevent getting either sweaty or cold. Expensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Homeless people building a bike out of dumpster...

Homeless people building a bike out of dumpster divings is a common sight around town. I think if you need it done, you learn how to do it. It's only human.

When you get the new spoke in, plink on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The harder you ride, the faster your tires wear,...

The harder you ride, the faster your tires wear, especially braking and climbing if you put out a lot of power. The contact patch on 25s will be narrower than on wider tires, so yes, the rear will...
09-21-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm usually in the kitchen because that's where...

I'm usually in the kitchen because that's where the women are. Their conversations are always more interesting than sports and such nonsense.

Of course you are correct about the paucity of...
09-20-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 571
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got my chip subcutaneous at the vet's. When I...

I got my chip subcutaneous at the vet's. When I wander away from home the cops can scan and find my address.

Have the Omicron booster appt, need to make one for the flu shot too, if they can't...
09-20-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The answer of course is "stand off the saddle."...

The answer of course is "stand off the saddle." It's possible that not everyone understood what you meant by that.
09-20-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The reason is that too high pressure makes the...

The reason is that too high pressure makes the ride bumpier. There's also a theory that some exact pressure minimizes rolling resistance, but that varies with the roughness of the surface, so is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess would also be that it's the cable rather...

My guess would also be that it's the cable rather than the RD, especially since from what's been posted that hasn't been tested. The fact that lube helped some means that the bike hasn't been well...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I wanted a good set of wheels with a...

When I wanted a good set of wheels with a combination of components that I couldn't find in a built wheel, I learned to build my own. Turned out to be cheaper and I got better wheels.
09-19-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,149
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

More detail! How hard were you breathing? Did you...

More detail! How hard were you breathing? Did you run out of breath completely? Or did your legs lose strength? Can you do a deep squat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o2LX-quNZk

If so, can you...
09-18-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,080
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is an interesting thread, to me at least....

This is an interesting thread, to me at least. Society is currently heading toward all electric vehicles. Except that they're really expensive and people already have fossil fuel cars, so there's...
09-18-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Years ago, we had a rider on here who did ultras,...

Years ago, we had a rider on here who did ultras, Homeyba, maybe some remember him. He posted the following once:

"No, you don't just ride a lot. Actually you don't need to ride a ton of miles....
09-17-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

WTF? But they'd do a TKR? Money, money, money....

WTF? But they'd do a TKR? Money, money, money. After my snip, I was back doing group rides (in the back) in about a month. That was maybe 20 years ago. Maybe a surgeon who deals with athletes? We've...
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,429
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife and I camp-toured on our tandem. The...

My wife and I camp-toured on our tandem. The total weight we added to the bike was 44 lbs. without food or water. That's everything for the two of us, starting with a naked bike with bottle cages...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use FSA Omega Compact bars, like 'em. ...

I use FSA Omega Compact bars, like 'em.
https://fullspeedahead-shop.kleecks-cdn.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/700x700/602f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/o/m/omega_compact_1.jpg
09-17-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

With 25mm tires, it's fine to use tubes labeled...

With 25mm tires, it's fine to use tubes labeled for 19-23mm tires. Have done so. They also pack well for spares. I usually use Conti tubes just because they've consistently worked well for me and...
09-17-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I know a rider with bone on bone in both knees....

I know a rider with bone on bone in both knees. He takes a lot of ibuprofen when he wants to ride, and rides in a low gear at a high cadence. So is the severe pain from the meniscus or the arthritis?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,623
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Of course Coggan is correct. However, his use of...

Of course Coggan is correct. However, his use of the word "response" is sloppy. I see a response in seconds. However say one is doing a 3 X 3' X 1.5' Z5 interval set and has a PM and HRM. Going by...
09-16-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This seems to me to be a rehab issue. For every...

This seems to me to be a rehab issue. For every injury, there's a way to rehab it. The trick is to figure out what that is. My first instinct would be to try walking, just plain walking. We are built...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,623
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Before I had the PM, I did those hills by HR and...

Before I had the PM, I did those hills by HR and of course my pace got slower near the top. Strava had good info from me, so with the PM I just used the average Strava power on those same long...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,984
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, wow. I've seen a guy do that..

Yeah, wow. I've seen a guy do that..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,623
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's sorta true. One can watch the rate of HR...

That's sorta true. One can watch the rate of HR rise, which is also good information. The HRM will tell you about your more or less average effort, which is still good information. HR will also tell...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,984
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My wife and I returned from a 10-day backpack in...

My wife and I returned from a 10-day backpack in the Cascades on 9/10. A big fire started the day before near our exit route. We were very lucky that the winds stayed favorable to our exit and we...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,984
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite right. I once filled my Svea with water and...

Quite right. I once filled my Svea with water and they still took it away. Kept if for me until I returned to the same airport, so I did get it back.

I used pump gas in my Svea for a couple years...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,984
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've always used gas or multifuel stoves since I...

I've always used gas or multifuel stoves since I started backpacking in 1963. For trips from home, I use Coleman fuel. For distant trips especially involving air travel, I use pump gas. Usually one...
09-15-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I create my workouts in TrainingPeaks. Click a...

I create my workouts in TrainingPeaks. Click a button in the workout and it will download a FIT, ZWO, ERG, or MRC file for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,518
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oy. This thread went off the rails per BF...

Oy. This thread went off the rails per BF traditions.

However, recovery feeding is a very interesting subject and one which has not been studied thoroughly. It seems that there's quite a gap...
09-14-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You gotta do whatcha gotta do. Good for you!

You gotta do whatcha gotta do. Good for you!
09-14-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ah. Never adjust reach by moving the saddle....

Ah. Never adjust reach by moving the saddle. Change the stem length for that. You want the saddle where it should be to give you good balance on the bike, little weight on the hands, no feeling of...
09-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's only a big deal if you think it is. I have a...

It's only a big deal if you think it is. I have a bike which has a standover height exactly the same as the height of my pelvic arch. It is a pain (literally) once in a while, wish it weren't that...
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