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09-15-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, one has to breathe deep and fast to hold...

Yes, one has to breathe deep and fast to hold panting at bay when climbing near one's aerobic limit. 60/minute is not abnormal, totally trainable. I've cramped chest muscles when getting into good...
09-15-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You could try a rather fun experiment. Try taking...

You could try a rather fun experiment. Try taking daily whey protein in the amount: grams = 2 X bodyweight in kilograms. Take it in ~40g doses spread throughout the day. Do that for 2-3 weeks, see...
09-15-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I also build my own wheels and am on my last...

I also build my own wheels and am on my last Kinlin XC279 rim So thanks for posting your listing of candidate rims. Looks to me like the Kinlin XR31T would be perfect for us, since we have the...
09-15-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We went down to a 24T granny and then put on an...

We went down to a 24T granny and then put on an 11-40 cassette off Amazon. That's an easy fix for you. Had to use a Wolf Tooth (has to be the real Wolf Tooth) with an MTB RD as mentioned above,...
09-14-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This all depends on how far and fast you want to...

This all depends on how far and fast you want to ride! There are street bikes called "pedal forward" bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se9Cp_f4FdM&t=3s

These are not as fast nor as...
09-14-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, it's very common to find relief from back...

Yes, it's very common to find relief from back pain by adopting a more aggressive position. Which is exactly the opposite of the "conventional wisdom", but has a good basis in physiology. Our backs...
09-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Normal. Your blood vessels become more flexible...

Normal. Your blood vessels become more flexible as you warm up and can then carry more blood. You can speed the process some by doing a couple lowish gear spinups to high rpm and then a couple of...
09-13-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, that was real important in HS gym. Turned...

Yeah, that was real important in HS gym. Turned out that the skinnier one was, the more pushups one could do. Some skinny kids could do 70. 25 was good for me. I was terrible at ball sports, so no...
09-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There are studies out there which show that...

There are studies out there which show that surgery and PT come out about equal after 15 years. I had a meniscus tear maybe 15 years ago. I tore it doing a quick bounce at the bottom of a heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Only thing I would change is that tune-up. I...

Only thing I would change is that tune-up. I never mess with my bike between my last long ride and the event. I don't even change the tires, though I do pump them up. I've seen bike shops screw a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thing is, you're not as old as you're going to...

Thing is, you're not as old as you're going to be! IME at maybe 63 is when the curve of lost power starts its major inflection point and that curve tightens as we get older, At 76, it's getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I dunno. I'd like to see more users corroborating...

I dunno. I'd like to see more users corroborating the wear rate. One thing for sure, wear rate depends on the average power one puts down. It's not going to be the same from rider to rider.
08-31-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I should mention that it's entirely feasible to...

I should mention that it's entirely feasible to do polarized training outdoors. Once one can ride the trainer is a steady Z1 for say 1.5 hours and also do Z3 intervals, one can go on long outdoor...
08-31-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

He's not intending to ride any threshold...

He's not intending to ride any threshold intervals. He's using Seiler's and the European zone system of 3 zones. His week will consist of Z1 rides and 1 or 2 days of warmup and then Z3 intervals.
08-31-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Correct. I think we can treat LT as the lower end...

Correct. I think we can treat LT as the lower end of Z3. Seiler began his investigations by looking at Nordic skiers, who have to go by HR, though Seiler himself as a cyclist uses power as well as HR...
08-30-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had a similar problem with right arm pain....

I've had a similar problem with right arm pain. My issue was that I didn't hold the right bar and bend my right elbow exactly like I did my left. I worried about that for a couple of years, finally...
08-28-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I did something like that last winter, Oct.-Jan,...

I did something like that last winter, Oct.-Jan, coming off about 6 months of doing nothing more interesting than walking. Worked, IMO. I worked up to 2 hrs. at steady Seiler max Z1 pace, going by...
08-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Even if the ride does have a lot of climbing,...

Even if the ride does have a lot of climbing, just get a larger cassette. We have a low gear of 24 X 40 on our tandem. That works just fine, we get up the hills, no need for auxiliary power. So one...
08-27-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There's a Track Cycling forum down the page in...

There's a Track Cycling forum down the page in The Racers Forum. You might find that more satisfactory than this general cycling area which is mostly non-racing roadies.

Track cyclists need an...
08-27-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We about 10 lbs. heavier than you. We ride Conti...

We about 10 lbs. heavier than you. We ride Conti 5000 32mm tires at 90 lbs. They have been very satisfactory, good ride, fast, minimal flatting, no pinch flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pump (Road Morph G), 2 tubes, patch kit (Rema),...

Pump (Road Morph G), 2 tubes, patch kit (Rema), and a spare tire. The real point of the spare tire is that I don't have to look for the object in the tire which caused the flat, which is the major...
08-27-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Do you stretch every morning? Any chance that...

Do you stretch every morning? Any chance that it's not DOMS as we usually understand it, but rather torn fibers from unfamiliar ranges of motion? I've had that happen to me. You actually aren't...
08-26-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No thanks. This forum exists to assist and give...

No thanks. This forum exists to assist and give advice to folks who are interested in same, not to provide amusement for trolls. Note the title of this sub-forum. This whole thread has been a waste...
08-26-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME simply riding one's bike introduces...

IME simply riding one's bike introduces intensity. OTOH, I don't live in Florida. So maybe in Florida you have a very good point. However most places have hills, and my advice "See hill, ride up it"...
08-25-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not at all. I'm a little slow, but I'm...

Not at all.

I'm a little slow, but I'm finally starting to get the drift here. Firstly, cycling fitness has nothing to do with the three things about which you show a great deal of curiosity. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20,176
Views: 4,490,299
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My first pair of Assos bibs, T-Equipe RS S9, plus...

My first pair of Assos bibs, T-Equipe RS S9, plus both kinds of Assos butt goo. Yes, I expect miracles. Sometimes they happen . . . I also lowered my saddle 4mm, probably a more important change.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, 15 CFM, maybe a little overkill for bike...

Yeah, 15 CFM, maybe a little overkill for bike tires.
08-25-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,582
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You got it.

You got it.
08-25-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My answer to issues like this is first exercise....

My answer to issues like this is first exercise. Try to figure out what's wrong and how to extend the strength and range of motion of the problem joint or area. A gym has a great variety of options...
08-25-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, I don't cheat on form with any exercise....

No, I don't cheat on form with any exercise. That's how one gets injured. I do pushups regularly if I'm not going to the gym regularly, like during the Covid time. I mostly ride outside on our...
08-25-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not whom you were quoting, but an interesting...

Not whom you were quoting, but an interesting post. Work in my shop was very physical, even aerobic once one got good at it. I was always on my employees to go to the gym so they'd get strong enough...
08-24-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,835
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 76 for a little context. 1) 30 2) When I...

I'm 76 for a little context.
1) 30
2) When I was 18, I did 200 1-legged squats off each leg. Now, I dunno. I just got back from backpacking up and down 2400', up one day, down the next. I did get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:roflmao2:Now you're just being silly....

:roflmao2:Now you're just being silly. Credibility all gone, too bad.

How that went down is somewhat interesting. It was summer. I was commuting to work in work clothes, jeans and shirt, in the...
08-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe could be higher. I go by whether I can feel...

Maybe could be higher. I go by whether I can feel a strong pull-back at the bottom and the start of the upstroke. Too low and my leg feels cramped, too high an it feels like I have less power at the...
08-22-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It all depends on where your height is. Once you...

It all depends on where your height is. Once you get your saddle in the right spot, you'll have a better feel for it and your hands won't get sore anymore.

You're pointing your toes at the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't think you are entirely correct. One piece...

I don't think you are entirely correct. One piece of evidence is that when I was 18 and helmetless, I went headfirst into a wood telephone pole, bike still attached by my toe clips and straps. I was...
08-21-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nice straight back! That looks good. IMO the bike...

Nice straight back! That looks good. IMO the bike is too small, not so much the seat tube length as the top tube length. The bars should be further away and your saddle should be further back. Or...
08-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, doesn't that feel good! We geezers do have...

Yes, doesn't that feel good! We geezers do have our good days.
08-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You could try this:...

You could try this: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
That helps a lot of folks.

Next on the list would be a bike which allowed a more upright...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

May no one else every have to experience anything...

May no one else every have to experience anything like this. The truck tires went diagonally across her back, When they got to her head, they hit her slick helmet at an angle and the helmet popped...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,545
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm with the animal theory, an animal which was...

I'm with the animal theory, an animal which was moving very fast and caused her to panic brake and endo. So she puts full force on the brake levers. Question is, on the hoods or in the drops? If...
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sounds exactly like what I've been fighting for...

Sounds exactly like what I've been fighting for several years, through several saddle changes. I don't have an answer. Try really good chamois cream, like Assos, and plenty of it, a little on the...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Personally, I'm in awe at the excellence of...

Personally, I'm in awe at the excellence of RWGPS. I planned an entire 2 week tour in the Czech Republic with it, and the data was flawless, though it's always possible to be confused or taken aback...
08-18-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This little gadget is under your budget and is...

This little gadget is under your budget and is still made: https://www.amazon.com/CAT-EYE-Padrone-Wireless-Computer/dp/B0192JHV0Q/
I think it needs an extra sensor for cadence.
08-18-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe roll your pelvis forward and straighten...

Maybe roll your pelvis forward and straighten your upper back, see: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In our group, the first guy to the top has a...

In our group, the first guy to the top has a 7-speed steel bike, gravel tires, full fenders, and a 20 liter canvas saddle bag. It would have been cheating for him to bring his carbon bike. To climb...
08-18-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use and ordinary bike-shop water bottle. I like...

I use and ordinary bike-shop water bottle. I like Fox brand bottles because of the sealing ring. Ordinary valve, doesn't clog. I put the bottle and cap in the dishwasher after use.I use a dishwasher...
08-18-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You go, kid! I'm 76 which is getting toward the...

You go, kid! I'm 76 which is getting toward the upper limit for endurance cycling. I ride fine, but recovery is becoming a problem, making it hard to get in good enough shape to do hard rides. I'm in...
08-18-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On long rides, I try to take a swig about every...

On long rides, I try to take a swig about every 15' on my bottle of maltodextrin and whey protein. The big advantage is that I don't need to stop, open packages, etc. There is no slower speed than...
08-18-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As burnthesheep says, ride your bike. In the...

As burnthesheep says, ride your bike. In the things-which-can-go-wrong category . . .

1) Over or under hydration during rides
2) Fueling (food) during rides, either too much or too little
3)...
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