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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-03-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,477
Posted By Richard Cranium
Wow - sounds like many cyclists think their...

Wow - sounds like many cyclists think their sports nutrition drinks suck. I've been using Cytomax successfully for a long time.

I think there are better and worse ways - and better or worse...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-09-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By Richard Cranium
What is the "smart cycling" approach to...

What is the "smart cycling" approach to successfully navigating longer distances?

Well, one thing to remember, distance is hardly the only factor making one ride harder than another. In other...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-06-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,020
Posted By Richard Cranium
These types of technical pronouncements are...

These types of technical pronouncements are beyond my capacity to respond.

It is sad to of hear of so many people suffering GI problems. I have recently experienced life threatening medical...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-31-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,020
Posted By Richard Cranium
It is likely that you overreacting. Dextrose is...

It is likely that you overreacting. Dextrose is in quite a few products.

My "off-hand" answer is that your symptoms are induced from the pace of your exercise - try the same products at an easy...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-31-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard Cranium
Your questions are easily misinterpreted, I think...

Your questions are easily misinterpreted, I think I might know what you meant to ask in spite of your phrasing.

The amount of energy you are able to "burn" is a function of the combination of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-21-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By Richard Cranium
Cycling with vigor, or for personal performance...

Cycling with vigor, or for personal performance is tremendously selfish. Managing work and family can be simply impossible.

If you just want to recreate - then you can try to include the whole...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-08-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,589
Posted By Richard Cranium
For the most part - your post continues to be...

For the most part - your post continues to be ignorant of actual scientific facts. I would assume that's why you do not want sensible advice.

Of course, any food, when not consumed in moderation...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-06-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Richard Cranium
In general, the "good endurance" riders know to...

In general, the "good endurance" riders know to to do more with less. The two most obvious areas for engineering improvements are rolling resistance concerns, aerodynamic drag.

Find out what...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-24-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,592
Posted By Richard Cranium
Well, keep measuring, and keep trying to make...

Well, keep measuring, and keep trying to make sense of the numbers.

A couple of things come to mind.

1. Big assumption number one - figuring cardiovascular efficiency reflects mechanical...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-24-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,768
Posted By Richard Cranium
First of all, the question in itself is based...

First of all, the question in itself is based upon an ignorance of what types of sugar, or carbohydrate support or hinder exercise. That being said, there is no advice to support any answer but "NO"...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-22-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,768
Posted By Richard Cranium
Why? What the heck is wrong with you? Why...

Why?

What the heck is wrong with you? Why hasn't every post told you are a misguided soul? You can't possibly be interested in your health if you cant even find basic nutrition information and...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-22-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By Richard Cranium
Gee zo peezo - you are confused beyond help.

Gee zo peezo - you are confused beyond help.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-22-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By Richard Cranium
This comment reflects an intelligent...

This comment reflects an intelligent understanding of how an HR monitor could help a cyclist in a given circumstance.

The point of my original post was disparage the idea that a generalization of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-15-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By Richard Cranium
One person's "zone" is another person's disaster....

One person's "zone" is another person's disaster.

What zone? Does it matter? Is there anything more individual than a specific brevet, on specific equipment at a specific time and date?

This...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-02-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By Richard Cranium
The "internet" can't answer this question. You...

The "internet" can't answer this question. You have particular life stresses as well as dietary problems that are beyond casual advice.

However, in most cases, bicycling is an outstanding weight...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-02-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,768
Posted By Richard Cranium
Most bike shop sales people will know what you...

Most bike shop sales people will know what you need. I don't believe that "long distance" bicycles exist. However, the right bicycle for a particular section of road or event DOES exist.

Do what...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-02-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By Richard Cranium
I think it is a good thing to realize where, when...

I think it is a good thing to realize where, when and how cultures, and recreations evolve. I rode my first brevets in 1983 - and the routes and lighting in those days did in deed challenge a rider's...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-26-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,599
Posted By Richard Cranium
If you say so. Maybe some one on the forum...

If you say so.

Maybe some one on the forum knows how to identify what a "typical" power-to-weight ratio is. The we could determine if in deed - you have under-average climbing ability.

At this...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-26-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Richard Cranium
I think your attention to a schedule is good...

I think your attention to a schedule is good factor in any development program. However, your schedule can only work when you account for the "life stress" you sustain from work, family and other...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-26-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By Richard Cranium
How has the "science" of brevet riding changed in the last 20 years?

Has GPS technology diminished the excitement of brevet riding? Has carbon fiber /aerodynamic technology made cycling theses distance too easy? Have 1000 lumen lighting systems destroyed the ambiance...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-21-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By Richard Cranium
I'm glad you experienced "satisfaction" from a...

I'm glad you experienced "satisfaction" from a 200k bicycle ride. Your questions can be answered more accurately by people that actually ride with you.

As you already know, you need to discover a...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-18-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Richard Cranium
My comments reflect my perspective of a lifetime...

My comments reflect my perspective of a lifetime of successful endurance exercise and competitions. And the idea of giving really helpful advice about a specific person or ride is based upon this...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-06-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Richard Cranium
I think eating and riding have little to do with...

I think eating and riding have little to do with each other.

Is you question supposed to be about trying to "perform" better while riding?

Generally, each cyclist will learn over a period time...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-06-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By Richard Cranium
Answering theoretical questions is usually...

Answering theoretical questions is usually nonsense. Perfect subject matters for a know-it-all like me.

Riding up hill on a bicycle is harder than hiking because the mass of the rider/bicycle is...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-12-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Richard Cranium
My own suspicion is that many animals have an...

My own suspicion is that many animals have an "emergency go back" response. Is this case - I know the raccoon have see his own shadow in the ditch before him. (it was facing away from me and my...
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