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08-14-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 510
Posted By Iride01

Don't wish yourself less muscle. IMO, Muscle...

Don't wish yourself less muscle. IMO, Muscle will help you keep from having to later write threads asking about new pains you are experiencing in your arms, shoulders, elbows and hands.

It's...
08-14-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 510
Posted By wolfchild

WTF would you want to loose lean muscle when you...

WTF would you want to loose lean muscle when you are already small and skinny at 125 pounds ??..Trying to preserve as much muscle as possible should be a priority especially as you're getting older.
08-13-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By biker128pedal

Got a pair of 32 mm TlCs and marked on the...

Got a pair of 32 mm TlCs and marked on the sidewall is a maximum pressure for tubed and one for tubeless. I went tubeless.
08-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Rolla

Got a pair on my clincher-rim Monster Cross right...

Got a pair on my clincher-rim Monster Cross right now. Works fine.
08-13-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, absolutely. The sidewalls on the TLC version...

Yes, absolutely. The sidewalls on the TLC version will be slightly stiffer due to the TLC construction. However, the installation won't be affected.
08-09-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,256
Posted By timtak

Thank you for mentioning scything, beng1 and ...

Thank you for mentioning scything, beng1 and koala logs.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51156945781_f47fd271b8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kWyHGz)
90 Minutes of Scything...
08-09-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,256
Posted By livedarklions

Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation,...

Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation, actually kind of on-topic:

https://lawnmowerwizard.com/featuredarticles/pedal-power/
...
08-08-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,966
Posted By ZHVelo

Yea, so I just sit up a little bit when I am...

Yea, so I just sit up a little bit when I am doing high intensity. Get a good grip on the hoods or palm on bar and some fingers below some above the part where the levers connect to bar. Very...
08-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,966
Posted By terrymorse

No thanks, a different bike position is not going...

No thanks, a different bike position is not going to make z4/z5 easier.

I do all my z4 efforts uphill, sitting mostly upright, with my hands on the tops. Occasionally getting out of the saddle to...
08-07-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,494
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the...

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the simple reason that I wear expensive prescriptions. Ir the mirror hits something. I do not want my glasses damaged (and I have learned the hard way that...
08-04-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,256
Posted By ofajen

That has not been my experience. Insoles help...

That has not been my experience. Insoles help better distribute the forces and avoid pressure points and the energy dissipated in compression of shoe insoles will almost surely be minuscule and...
08-04-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,256
Posted By genejockey

And they've been doing it so long that the...

And they've been doing it so long that the colloquial term for it refers back to when stretched leather saddles were all the rage - "On The Rivet", referring to the big rivet on the nose of the...
08-04-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,256
Posted By livedarklions

I stand a lot, have bad feet which require...

I stand a lot, have bad feet which require orthotics, and I don't find much of anything you wrote to be true for me. I suspect there's a lot of variables in feet and body size, etc., that are going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,919
Posted By AlgarveCycling

That's the thing, it isn't nearly as unusual as...

That's the thing, it isn't nearly as unusual as you might think, I see smaller riders performing to the opposite of what is trying to be taken as granted in this thread and vice versa. It's more down...
07-28-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By phughes

They'll need it with that advice.

They'll need it with that advice.
07-27-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 882
Posted By VegasTriker

Depends upon where you live and how you keep...

Depends upon where you live and how you keep cool. Before I retired and when I had to ride in the afternoon in summer, the only way I could ride any distance safely was to ride wet. Fortunately water...
07-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By phughes

Quit screwing around guessing. Do it right. If...

Quit screwing around guessing. Do it right. If your move your seat forward, you will put more weight on your hands. If by moving your seat forward, your numbness went away, you may have been...
07-25-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By RH Clark

I'm 54 and I have only been striving for health...

I'm 54 and I have only been striving for health for 4 years. I watch my diet and get as much cycling and yoga as I can. I do think there is great benefit in a lot of these therapies, but you have to...
07-25-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By GhostRider62

Acclimation to heat is essential if competing or...

Acclimation to heat is essential if competing or doing some important grand fondue type ride but whether one increases FTP or other measure of aerobic fitness riding in really hot weather is...
07-22-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,740
Posted By livedarklions

My theory is that since I'm not racing or...

My theory is that since I'm not racing or shooting for some platonic ideal of my best speed, I just do whatever works without making myself miserable, the high number of miles is enough to satisfy...
07-21-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,023
Posted By Road Fan

The idea as I first read it in one of Zinn's...

The idea as I first read it in one of Zinn's books, is to find a position like that of a downhill ski racer in a tuck. The body CG needs to be centered over the feet, otherwise the body will tend to...
07-18-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,740
Posted By genejockey

I calculated the watts you'd need for 12 mph....

I calculated the watts you'd need for 12 mph. It's 250w. If you have a 10 mph tailwind, that power will get you 14.3 mph, so aerodynamics are not unimportant even at that speed.
07-18-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,740
Posted By terrymorse

I'll be a good little fishy and bite. Lazy:...

I'll be a good little fishy and bite.

Lazy: 6 mph up a 5% grade -- roughly 1.7 Watts/kg

Training (1-hour) page: 14 mph up a 5% grade -- roughly 4.5 Watts/kg

"Lazy" is a pretty lazy pace.
...
07-18-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,740
Posted By himespau

Pushing harder on the climb and less hard on the...

Pushing harder on the climb and less hard on the flats causes you to expend less energy for a given average speed than pushing the same consistent effort throughout.
07-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,740
Posted By Daniel4

If you ignore all types of friction and...

If you ignore all types of friction and resistance, in ideal conditions, they both use the same amount of energy. It's simply the change in mgh.
07-18-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,740
Posted By scottfsmith

If you read your original question the...

If you read your original question the temperature is a major issue, and there is a constant energy spent just to stay cool. Also going faster will in fact make it easier to stay cool, a couple mph...
07-17-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,841
Posted By mschwett

gravel bike = comes with permission from god to...

gravel bike = comes with permission from god to ride on all gravel surfaces
road bike = comes with permission from god to ride on all roads?
mountain bike = comes with permission from god to ride...
07-14-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,008
Posted By livedarklions

Why not do a 30 mile ride outdoors, then do the...

Why not do a 30 mile ride outdoors, then do the equivalent of 50 miles or so on the stationary?
Forum: Foo
07-13-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Now I know what happened to some of my classmates...

Now I know what happened to some of my classmates I have never seen in 36 years :roflmao: The anchorwoman’s reaction made it more funny.
07-11-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,002
Posted By terrymorse

About Carbo-loading: There is some evidence...

About Carbo-loading:

There is some evidence that carbo-loading does increase muscle glycogen storage, and therefore endurance ability.



Effects of Carbohydrate Loading on High Performance...
07-11-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Iride01

Sort of hard to equate comfort to 10 percent...

Sort of hard to equate comfort to 10 percent gains of some performance number. If I'm more comfortable and willing to pay for the change it won't matter if I don't get more performance out of it. ...
07-11-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By phughes

Why? Bicycle tourists have been doing that for...

Why? Bicycle tourists have been doing that for decades, putting in serious miles without issue. Use a good platform pedal, and it is a nonissue. I use a nice pair of DMR V12s, they give plenty of...
07-08-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,002
Posted By wolfchild

Start off easy and pace yourself through your...

Start off easy and pace yourself through your ride, avoid going too hard., especially in the heat..., You're goal isn't to win a race, your goal is to complete 100 miles. Be sure to have enough drink...
07-08-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,739
Posted By indyfabz

And NEVER ride a tractor while wearing a bathing...

And NEVER ride a tractor while wearing a bathing suit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ73NKS3B1c
07-07-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,993
Posted By ThermionicScott

Air can hurt you, too: ...

Air can hurt you, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig38LXSaerE
07-07-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,828
Posted By Jeff Neese

This. I have a black belt in Aikido and have...

This.

I have a black belt in Aikido and have also practiced a lot of Judo. I have performed thousands and thousands of rolls, and also what are called breakfalls. If I crash, I tend to believe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By noimagination

Yup. Many newbies don't believe it, but IME...

Yup. Many newbies don't believe it, but IME you're absolutely right, too much cushioning is worse, sometimes much worse, than too little. That goes for saddles, bibs/shorts, gloves, as well as...
07-05-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,661
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for the clarification. I get what you're...

Thanks for the clarification. I get what you're doing with the twine now.

As for patches, I've had garbage luck with any patches I try on the side of the road. However, I do have very good luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By GhostRider62

What I found works best when temps are over 100F...

What I found works best when temps are over 100F and humidity is high? Slow way down.

When I did the TransAm Bike Race, it was 100-120F but dry in the West and low 100F with super high humidity...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,464
Posted By genejockey

All that notwithstanding, whenever I've been...

All that notwithstanding, whenever I've been doing structured workouts on a trainer in Erg Mode, I generally find it easier to put out higher power at higher cadence - >100 - rather than a lower...
06-29-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,821
Posted By VegasJen

I think certain people are deserving of it. That...

I think certain people are deserving of it. That guy has literally made a career leaching off people, contributing absolutely zero value to society. He's a cancer.

I don't care either way for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyclezen

Ah! here ya go! This is were improvement can be...

Ah! here ya go! This is were improvement can be realized (not hyperbolizing...). Efficiency is improved and achieved by a balance of 'power'/stroke and cardio efficiency. Truly, efficiency can be...
06-27-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,828
Posted By livedarklions

Don't wash your hands after cutting the peppers...

Don't wash your hands after cutting the peppers up and later you can simulate having a STD. OP seems to think that's a rite of passage.
06-27-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By nomadmax

For me that's situation normal. When I put in...

For me that's situation normal. When I put in big/hard days on the bike I don't have much volume the follow day. When I ran marathons and ultra marathons, that would last for up to three days. I...
06-27-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By ZHVelo

That is probably the only reasonable explanation...

That is probably the only reasonable explanation of how you can tell.

Did you change your diet? I poop the same amount as I did before cycling as much as I do now.
06-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,468
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe it's a big truck lurking in a giant...

Maybe it's a big truck lurking in a giant pothole, just waiting to leap out at the cassette-gazing cyclist.
06-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,306
Posted By Moisture

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your...

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your calves during cycling - to keep your spin smooth during the lumpy part of your spin - pulling up and out of the dead spot.
06-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,733
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, that's why I ride Giant and Canyon bikes. ...

Yep, that's why I ride Giant and Canyon bikes. Just better value for money. I wouldn't pay the premium for S-works over regular Specialized builds and even those are pricey compared to Giant and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,329
Posted By sfrider

I have a friend who experiences this, in his case...

I have a friend who experiences this, in his case it's ocular migraines. But it could in rare cases be a tumor, blood flow problems, or something else - so the medical center put my friend through...
06-13-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, get out and ride in the hottest part of the...

Well, get out and ride in the hottest part of the day for an hour or two whenever you can. Riding in the heat helps more than anything else. Be sure you take electrolytes with your water, I use...
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