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08-18-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Have a look at the HMB thread. You're just...

Have a look at the HMB thread. You're just getting older. Sucks. This is just the beginning. The sleigh ride down starts about now. As we get older, our recovery time goes nuts. That becomes the...
08-18-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A good machine shop has a some sense of proper...

A good machine shop has a some sense of proper engineering. TIG welds are very strong.
08-18-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everyone's different. I don't have any of those...

Everyone's different. I don't have any of those issues. I drink it regularly, but don't "need" a cup. I fee fine as long as my nutrition is OK. Coffee does tend to hide nutrition errors because of...
08-17-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ah, the usual reportage from the media. ...

Ah, the usual reportage from the media.


Too bad, because actually scientists who bother to study coffee's effects have a pretty good idea.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6811484/...
08-17-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sort of cool. That says that you aren't just...

Sort of cool. That says that you aren't just pushing down. I've also pulled a hammy when working it too hard, too much extended.

Do you have cadence on whatever you use for a bike computer? If so,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,302
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Cor blimey but I love that "can not be argued."...

Cor blimey but I love that "can not be argued." :rolleyes: Tell you a little story. Decades ago, I rode light 23s at 140, both ends. Side wall pressure was 160. I could out-coast everyone. I had a...
08-17-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not the first custom bike disaster I've heard of....

Not the first custom bike disaster I've heard of. Something went wrong. If you have long tibia for your pubic bone to floor distance, you must have short femurs and would need a more forward saddle....
08-17-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Note the timing in the link in post 112 - 1g 30'...

Note the timing in the link in post 112 - 1g 30' before exercise, 1g apparently immediately after exercise, 1g 3 hrs. after. For simplicity and because life can be complicated, I've been taking 1.5g...
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 481
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Having blown a few tires off a tandem, I think...

Having blown a few tires off a tandem, I think you oversimplify the issues and therefore the method. What you're trying to do primarily is not blow the tires off. That's not good. IME if you work...
08-16-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Found another study, this one on cycling...

Found another study, this one on cycling performance with and without HMB:...
08-16-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Bump

Bump
08-16-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 975
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We have smooth roads around here. Very little...

We have smooth roads around here. Very little chip seal. I still ride 23s on 23 outside rims. Works fine. I out-coast everyone and have a BMI ~24, comfortable on 400k rides. Why would I change? I'm...
08-16-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I spent 2 years looking for the just-right used...

I spent 2 years looking for the just-right used tandem, found it. I find our tandem to require more muscular endurance than my single. I think this is due to crank inertial load. (look it up). Even...
08-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

^ Yeah. "Pain in front of knee, raise saddle....

^ Yeah. "Pain in front of knee, raise saddle. Pain in back of knee, lower saddle." That's quoted from the gospel.
08-16-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One bottle of water and trail mix is fine, no...

One bottle of water and trail mix is fine, no electrolytes needed. My guess is that one could go through a couple liters of water in 3 hours and not need any electrolytes. Our bodies are finely tuned...
08-16-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 389
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Any changes in weight or apparent muscularity?...

Any changes in weight or apparent muscularity? Just to eliminate that . . . If it were me, I'd do some sort of a training reset, say 4 weeks of only riding east to moderate, no hard efforts. Might be...
08-16-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,791
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

^Yeah, it's called rhabdomyolysis and it's not...

^Yeah, it's called rhabdomyolysis and it's not good.
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, unfortunately I do know a lot about it. In...

Yeah, unfortunately I do know a lot about it. In the future, if you want to hear back from someone, the surest way is to quote their post when you respond.

Treatment depends on what you see in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's not an issue. The standard for crank...

That's not an issue. The standard for crank length is 5.5 X distance floor to pubic bone in socks, measured in feet. Gives result in mm. In any case, you just spin slightly faster in a slightly lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Depends on which alu rims. Deep alu rims, say...

Depends on which alu rims. Deep alu rims, say 28mm at least, lose heat quickly to the atmosphere. Box rims not so much, but either will lose heat more quickly than carbon which is not a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I disagree. Good bike position, whether road,...

I disagree. Good bike position, whether road, MTB, or TT is that way because it works. The OP's position is fine, but she wants to ride further and get faster. To do that, she simply needs to do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, everyone's different. Here's some various...

Well, everyone's different. Here's some various Filippo Ganna footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuxnpCbDLNw

Everyone wants to get their back as flat as they can, just that their ability to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Too many people think "core" means abs. I never...

Too many people think "core" means abs. I never heard of a cyclist with sore abs, but back pain is almost universal at some point. Stiff legged deadlifts are also wonderful for back and hams. Look up...
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Unfortunately, most chamois creams are relatively...

Unfortunately, most chamois creams are relatively water-soluble. This one is not: https://qmsportsusa.com/products/antifriction-cream/
It works. Use plenty.

Between rides apply Nivea Q10 cream...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

And this is what a TT rider looks like these...

And this is what a TT rider looks like these days. Note the upper arm angle and how stretched out he is in terms of elbow to knee distance, even though his butt is quite far forward. Also notice his...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME position is relatively unimportant w/r to...

IME position is relatively unimportant w/r to back pain. What matters is back conditioning. Cycling does work the back, a lot. Your posterior chain goes up all the way to your shoulder blades. What...
08-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Trying to get back to the original idea of...

Trying to get back to the original idea of replying to the OP . . . first try using my fitting primer, here: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html

Also read:...
08-10-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I know a woman who got so bad on a Brooks riding...

I know a woman who got so bad on a Brooks riding PBP that she took 6 months to heal. Yeah, it's a real thing. Gotta have the cutout. I also rode a Superflow and also got sore sit bones which didn't...
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, that's an issue which many of us have had....

Yes, that's an issue which many of us have had. It's mostly a saddle and shorts issue in my experience. Exact saddle shape, both in profile and plan view are important, as is exact amount of padding...
08-10-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I agree with the above - it varies. Varies with...

I agree with the above - it varies. Varies with who you are, how old you are, what you're trying to do, where you are in your training cycle. I've found that failure is the best teacher, success not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,473
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The Conti 5K seems more flat resistance than the...

The Conti 5K seems more flat resistance than the 4K. Seems to me they're more cut resistant and little stones or bits of glass in cuts cause the most flats for me in my area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, Thursday July 28 I rode RAMROD on my...

Well, Thursday July 28 I rode RAMROD on my single, only 151 miles and ~8,000' this year due to a road washout. It was really hot and I had a hard time on the 3500' pass climb in the sun. Today, we...
08-07-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Never had that sort of a problem. Hopefully hard...

Never had that sort of a problem. Hopefully hard braking will prevent the whatever it is, and you'll be rolling slowly long enough to reach down. As mentioned above, when one goes down with clipless,...
08-06-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,290
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I buy the glucosamine as caps. The MSM I cap...

I buy the glucosamine as caps. The MSM I cap myself.

With a modern bike set-up, on the hoods with horizontal forearms, the back is as flat as it's going to get. With normal elbow bend, the hoods...
08-06-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When i stop, I always put my right foot down,...

When i stop, I always put my right foot down, never the left. When I rode with rat traps, clips, and straps, I'd put my left foot in the clip, tighten the strap, and thread it through the buckle....
08-05-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,290
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a little time right now and that's rather...

I have a little time right now and that's rather a fun question, so I'll tell you a story . . .

When my wife and I were first together, 50 years ago, she'd been living with a smoker and had...
08-04-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,290
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I am totally down with this. Picasso fathered a...

I am totally down with this. Picasso fathered a child at 91 and had 2 lovers, each with a house on his street. Until I saw a Picasso exhibit, I didn't realize that a lot of his art was simply too hot...
08-04-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 562
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you really want to keep track of your training...

If you really want to keep track of your training condition and readiness to whatever, use a training website like TrainingPeaks, Golden Cheetah, or similar. Strava not so useful IMO. Also take your...
08-03-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 562
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, my guess is that it's the opposite. Pure...

No, my guess is that it's the opposite. Pure aerobic effort takes place in the region below where your breathing rate increases. My suggestion is try that and then see what it says. If you care . . .
08-03-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 562
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My Garmins are the 800 version so I'm not a great...

My Garmins are the 800 version so I'm not a great source of wisdom on this subject. However, as is traditional on BF, I'll reply anyway. My guess is that the device thinks you're spending too much...
08-03-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I just ran across an interesting study in JAMA -...

I just ran across an interesting study in JAMA - journal of the American medical association -
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2794765

That article didn't tell me much, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's really just one sentence. Well, four as it...

It's really just one sentence. Well, four as it turns out. Or 5 and now it's 8? First: light riders, IME especially female light riders, have trouble in crosswinds. In headwinds, not so much. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On your 1-day through the Enchantments? Such nice...

On your 1-day through the Enchantments? Such nice goats, sweet photos.
08-03-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, in times like these, it's good we can fall...

Well, in times like these, it's good we can fall back on the famous Numb Hands post: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/752905-numb-hands.html#post12953035
08-03-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

And which sex?

And which sex?
08-03-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Moving your saddle forward will open your hip...

Moving your saddle forward will open your hip angle, which should allow you to get a little lower. You have to move your elbows forward the same amount as you move your saddle, i.e. longer stem and...
08-02-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had varieties of back pain over the years,...

I've had varieties of back pain over the years, including diagnosed sciatica. The only thing I've ever found which produced real results was walking. Yeah, walking. I think the thing about walking is...
07-31-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,613
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sorry to pop your bubble, but you haven't read...

Sorry to pop your bubble, but you haven't read anything like enough studies. Go read every study you can find about Afib. Compare that to my "longitudinal study" :). You'll see they all contain...
07-30-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I am, as you probably know, 77. My experience is...

I am, as you probably know, 77. My experience is that when the going gets weird, the weird get going. The others are history. The older I get, the more important it has become to train to a schedule,...
07-29-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,613
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Personally, I ignore the medical studies because...

Personally, I ignore the medical studies because all them which I've read contain either implicit or explicit bias in the direction of "more is better." I just look around and have a lot of serious...
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