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08-17-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

I do those and stretching but not yoga. Things...

I do those and stretching but not yoga. Things are going well. Don't really care how other riders are doing since I ride solo most of the time. Most of my pedaling time is spent indoors on the...
08-17-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

Sorry about your dad. Lucky to have to lived to...

Sorry about your dad. Lucky to have to lived to 95!
08-17-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By koala logs

76 degrees with 30 cm setback seatpost and saddle...

76 degrees with 30 cm setback seatpost and saddle all the way back should be enough already.

If you still feel like falling over, tilt the seat/saddle to level or slightly upward.

If you're...
08-17-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By koala logs

I have 160 spokes on each of my BMX wheel. No...

I have 160 spokes on each of my BMX wheel. No way that wheel is gonna creak! But it's heavy! I picked that bike on a dumpster anyway so can't complain really.
08-17-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

You're right! I am just weight weenie when it...

You're right! I am just weight weenie when it comes to my body. At this point, I don't wish to lose any more weight except in the arms but might turn out to be a bad thing.
08-17-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By koala logs

I'm assuming you're riding your BMX around...

I'm assuming you're riding your BMX around pedaling out of the saddle (standing)? I'm also assuming you're using a traditional BMX handlebar?

One thing you can do to reduce the pressure on your...
08-16-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 269
Posted By koala logs

"Carbo loading" is basically taking big meals...

"Carbo loading" is basically taking big meals with lots of carbs the night before you ride (up to a few days prior if going for a big ride) and also at least few hours before the ride itself.

It's...
08-16-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

I don't look quite like 19.6 BMI ...

I don't look quite like 19.6 BMI

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

I agree with unweighing the pedal. On a flat...

I agree with unweighing the pedal. On a flat pedal without using any retention, my upstroke foot would briefly leave the pedal probably 5mm as I pull the leg up. I have developed auto-reflexes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

I had scary moments hitting big bumps I didn't...

I had scary moments hitting big bumps I didn't see on a climb while pedaling out of the saddle and felt like my feet has been lifted off the pedal by the bump. Those moments I wish I had clipless...
08-16-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 269
Posted By koala logs

Don't sell yourself short on hydration and...

Don't sell yourself short on hydration and fueling. They make a huge difference on riding experience and comfort.

If somehow, you don't like bringing lots of fluids and fuel on rides, take a look...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

You're right. I don't see any disadvantage to...

You're right. I don't see any disadvantage to flat pedals in your use.

The reason why Simon in the GCN video was slightly less efficient with clipless was not due to the clipless fault. But the...
08-16-22, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By koala logs

YUP! Very special cases - riders who drop heel...

YUP! Very special cases - riders who drop heel quite a bit. I'm one of them.

If you drop heel by a large degree, you have a tendency be pushed back by the pedaling action. Tilting the saddle...
08-16-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

No problems there at all. Sometimes, the bike is...

No problems there at all. Sometimes, the bike is loaded 45 lbs with fruits I bought during a century ride. I have no problem carrying it around as long as it doesn't involve steep flight of stairs!
08-16-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

Not until my first ever cycling kit on dirt cheap...

Not until my first ever cycling kit on dirt cheap clearance sale arrives. Perhaps, my arms might actually looks smaller in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

I'd like to do a short summary of that vid...

I'd like to do a short summary of that vid because I happened to know a little bit more details about Simon in the video.

The results show lower perceived effort for Simon using clipless pedals.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

I pull up a little which makes me a bit more...

I pull up a little which makes me a bit more efficient with clipless. But I only pull up to unload the pedals. It only takes very little effort to do it.

You can also do it with flat pedals with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

The charts below on the left is crank force data...

The charts below on the left is crank force data from competitive and recreational road cyclists. If these cyclists are recruiting their muscles in similar manner to your charts, then they're wasting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

At present, I prefer flat pedals as well. ...

At present, I prefer flat pedals as well.

But under more ideal situation (more cows around than cars), I would have gone clipless as well even though I don't pull up. They do make a difference at...
08-15-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By koala logs

What would take the pressure away from the knees...

What would take the pressure away from the knees and somewhere else is learning to engage the glutes (butt muscles) in pedaling. That will allocate some of the pressure to the pelvic region and the...
08-15-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 269
Posted By koala logs

Not sure that is normal but with the heart rate...

Not sure that is normal but with the heart rate you're doing, the nice and cold climate, and you've been doing this for couple years now, your legs should no longer be getting sore during and after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

Some think they have gathered enough experience...

Some think they have gathered enough experience to go full speed on descents, then they crash, break some bones, rushed to ER and telling everyone that's normal and part of the hobby.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 683
Posted By koala logs

Even if you get clipless pedals eventually, it is...

Even if you get clipless pedals eventually, it is still advisable not to pull up the pedal based on many studies showing you're actually less efficient when doing it and some develop issues from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 520
Posted By koala logs

Puncture resistant tires will also protect from...

Puncture resistant tires will also protect from pinch flat better BUT still won't give you 100% guarantee you'll never pinch flat. You will only pinch flat less.

A better guarantee for improving...
08-15-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

I don't mean to be insensitive. I just happen to...

I don't mean to be insensitive. I just happen to be huge fan of the many TdF legends where they generally have thin arms. For me, it looks good. Totally unaware many have the opposite goal in mind.
08-15-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

I know! The guy is a walking skeleton! He...

I know! The guy is a walking skeleton! He probably never did any workouts to his arm.

Out of all the muscles in my body, my arms, chest, and butt responds the most to workout in terms of getting...
08-15-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

Which explains being broke part. Having good...

Which explains being broke part. Having good physique remains to be seen if it translates to good performance at all after a year of training.
08-15-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

No idea on that one, I never bring a wallet on...

No idea on that one, I never bring a wallet on rides! If anyone asks me to buy stuff for them on the road during a century ride, I put their money on my jacket pocket with the zipper on it. No way...
08-15-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,508
Posted By koala logs

In US, left hand up is right turn. The left...

In US, left hand up is right turn.

The left turn is more critical and more often the time where the mirror will be employed. If you put the mirror on the left glove (usually in right side traffic...
08-15-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

Nope, not for me. I have no friends, no family of...

Nope, not for me. I have no friends, no family of my own. My mom is the only person in the world who'd go looking for me if I go missing! And I'm broke on top of it so even if I wanted to do...
08-14-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By koala logs

The midfoot cleat position may not solve your...

The midfoot cleat position may not solve your problem. I went mid foot for a year but eventually returned to the ball of the foot.

Midfoot resulted to less smooth pedaling and lower cadence and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 520
Posted By koala logs

Yup, gatorkskin, gravelking, scwhalbe marathon,...

Yup, gatorkskin, gravelking, scwhalbe marathon, armadillo.

Even these tough tires are still not 100% puncture proof so it would be smart to keep bringing spare tube. Granted, they do puncture a...
08-14-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

Trying to lose weight on my body without...

Trying to lose weight on my body without compromising my leg power. I look like a triathlete in my current form but I very rarely swim.
08-14-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

If I flex my biceps, it gets fairly large and...

If I flex my biceps, it gets fairly large and hard. It feels like pure muscle.

But I hope you're right about marbling. At least fat is lighter than muscle and something I can use in long rides. ...
08-14-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By koala logs

How do you get thin arms?

I'm already light with BMI of 19.6. However, I have relatively muscular arms from doing upper body gym work when I was much younger.

It seems no matter how little work I do with my arms, the...
08-14-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,966
Posted By koala logs

Why nonsense? It's easier to do z4 / z5's in...

Why nonsense? It's easier to do z4 / z5's in forward position. If z4 / z5 is already hard, won't you want to make it feel easier or less painful? If you're in less pain, you can do the effort...
08-14-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,727
Posted By koala logs

I agree recumbents can be safer because they're...

I agree recumbents can be safer because they're low, you can brake more aggressively with less risk of losing stability or endo. And a fall from a recumbent being lower is less likely to break a...
08-13-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By koala logs

It looks like a jellyfish. I bet it stings too.

It looks like a jellyfish. I bet it stings too.
08-13-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By koala logs

Due to the growing popularity of wide tubeless...

Due to the growing popularity of wide tubeless rims, the tires are wider on these. I read somewhere Panaracer relabeled the 35 or 38 into 40 if memory serves me correctly. Try finding the article...
08-13-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By koala logs

Thanks everyone! Will get TLC!

Thanks everyone! Will get TLC!
08-13-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,727
Posted By koala logs

Dangerous in the wet. Also dangerous if you see...

Dangerous in the wet. Also dangerous if you see such bad roads on steep mountain descents wet or dry, unless you have wide tires.

I have once caught my front wheel between a small gap in the badly...
08-13-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,727
Posted By koala logs

The only cyclist I ever collided with was riding...

The only cyclist I ever collided with was riding salmon. I had near miss with another salmon rider. It both happened in a blind corner.

Makes me fear blind corners due to these morons.
08-13-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By koala logs

50/34 front and 32/11 rear is the most common...

50/34 front and 32/11 rear is the most common gearing sold in late model road bikes for good reason. They seem to work well for both beginners and competitive cyclists alike

Though I find the top...
08-13-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By koala logs

Will Gravelking TLC install on a clincher rim and tubed??

My current Gravelking tires (non-TLC) will soon need replacing and all the narrower non-TLC models seem out of stock atm so I might end up buying TLC models instead.

Would TLC work with tubed...
08-12-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By koala logs

My car is an old 2002 Toyota Corolla I inherited...

My car is an old 2002 Toyota Corolla I inherited from my dad. You can definitely feel the road on that car with some of the shock absorbers leaking and gone bad and the isolating components from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 760
Posted By koala logs

Yup, 170 mm is the common crank fitting. But...

Yup, 170 mm is the common crank fitting. But better make sure, measure it from BB to pedal bolt. In case the crank ends up being 155 mm already, then you may need even smaller.

I have 150mm crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By koala logs

If you're worried about big punctures that cause...

If you're worried about big punctures that cause sudden loss of pressure during descents, just use protected "puncture resistant" tires with bead-to-bead puncture protection. They can come in both...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,194
Posted By koala logs

Or a bike with hidden motor and hidden battery,...

Or a bike with hidden motor and hidden battery, AKA, "motor doping"!:D
08-11-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By koala logs

Because drivers are a lot less likely to get...

Because drivers are a lot less likely to get injured in a crash / collision even with other vehicles. And insurance usually takes care of everything. Medical expenses will be a lot lower too due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 760
Posted By koala logs

15 to 20mm shorter crank to make any real...

15 to 20mm shorter crank to make any real difference.

Actually, the shorter crank will increase your comfortable / preferred cadence. That will allow you to use lower gear to cruise at the same...
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