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Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-29-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 820
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
What happened to that thing of admiring pros and...

What happened to that thing of admiring pros and other expert riders who pedal with no upper body motion? Is that an outmoded canard?

It's pretty easy to see where your crank torque is: get on...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-29-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 820
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
"unweighting" is part of pedaling circles. The...

"unweighting" is part of pedaling circles. The phrase does not mean pulling up on the backstroke. It means keeping a constant torque on the BB. You have two pedals to use to do that, not just one.
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Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-27-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,705
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Thanks! Last year it was 104 at the bottom of...

Thanks! Last year it was 104 at the bottom of Cayuse. This year they're saying only 95. That is better. The RCC is recommending that riders bring socks to load ice into. I've usually done OK in the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 700
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Actually, the taste theory is well established...

Actually, the taste theory is well established and the mechanism known. I don't have time to look it up for you right now. The effect is immediate. Getting stuff into the blood and then into the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 700
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Research and experience tells us that usually...

Research and experience tells us that usually neither hydration nor electrolytes are the major issues for cramping during exercise. Tums, pickle juice, etc., work because of the taste, nothing to do...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-27-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
I use what might be described as "modern fit...

I use what might be described as "modern fit theory" which says that the proper position for a level saddle should be determined by how much weight is on one's hands. Usually that's done as the rider...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 700
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
After a hard ride I take a cal/mag 500/250 cap....

After a hard ride I take a cal/mag 500/250 cap. Really helps. I don't think aspirin is effective. During, Tums is very effective, as is pickle juice, lime juice, and mustard. Tums is easiest to...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-27-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Leg length difference can be fixed by putting a...

Leg length difference can be fixed by putting a shim under your cleat. Google "bike cleat shims."

Saddle looks low to me. Hip rocking probably a function of not pedaling smooth circles. Try to...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-27-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Yup. Perineal numbness is easily prevented by...

Yup. Perineal numbness is easily prevented by using a level saddle which has a cutout. There are easily 100 models on the market. Sliding forward is usually a symptom of having the saddle too far...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-27-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Ignore the fit calculator and use the "can you...

Ignore the fit calculator and use the "can you take your hands off the bars while pedaling without sliding forward" method to establish saddle position. See:...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-27-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Your upper arms still not making 90 to your...

Your upper arms still not making 90 to your torso. Another "try moving the saddle back." I run my saddles near the rear limit adjustment on the rails, plus have a setback seatpost.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-27-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
None other than damage from sliding around....

None other than damage from sliding around. You'll want to pad under it and tie it in place securely. Another option is to fasten a QR carrier (Yakima Blockhead or similar) to a 2X4 that's wedged or...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-27-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Anecdotally, low carbers have found that they can...

Anecdotally, low carbers have found that they can combine low carb eating with bike performance very simply: Start eating or drinking carbs about 15 minutes before your ride. Then eat or drink high...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-27-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 820
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Tendons, tendon sheaths, and attachment points...

Tendons, tendon sheaths, and attachment points all adapt. Conditioning is not only about muscles. Thus most weights programs include a starting period where one lifts relatively light and higher...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-27-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 820
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Only a dead spot if you don't pedal circles. I...

Only a dead spot if you don't pedal circles. I push hard at the top. Hard to do really steep stuff seated unless one pedals circles.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-27-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 820
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
There is a range of opinions on this issue. I...

There is a range of opinions on this issue. I think this article presents a good overview of the issues: http://www.lookgreatnaked.com/articles/are_deep_squats_a_safe_and_viable_exercise.pdf
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Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-26-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,705
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Really? I'm having a great time weighing 8 lbs....

Really? I'm having a great time weighing 8 lbs. more than in 1962. I'm riding frigging RAMROD day after tomorrow. And I didn't have to drive to McD's, count calories, get sleep deprived, or try to...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,317
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Woo-hoo! Thanks so much. Assuming you are...

Woo-hoo! Thanks so much. Assuming you are correct, I just ordered one. It looks like Performance now has other models of their saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Not eating enough carbs. Increase your fuel...

Not eating enough carbs. Increase your fuel intake. Very common. Although it may be impossible to eat enough on really difficult rides, so there's that. I move the most food on a liquid diet of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,317
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Yep. OP's is also my favorite saddle. I have 3....

Yep. OP's is also my favorite saddle. I have 3. Wish I'd bought a couple more. Great quality and design. Unfortunately, as usual the idiots in the Performance marketing department decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 611
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
First thing to do is to find the maximum average...

First thing to do is to find the maximum average HR you can sustain for 20 minutes. That's somewhere near your lactate threshold heart rate (LTHR), at least close enough to work with. Then you can...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-26-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Uh, no. That's the hardest thing for the...

Uh, no. That's the hardest thing for the self-coached to learn. Screw that up and you get overtrained. All that hard work for nothing.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-25-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
You don't need a plan at all. You just need to...

You don't need a plan at all. You just need to ride your bike a lot and especially ride it hard up hills a lot. The only thing you have to be careful of is not to overdo it. A plan doesn't even help...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-25-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
Sure there's value in them but not a heckuva lot...

Sure there's value in them but not a heckuva lot unless you're trying to get really good at going up that one hill.
No, Z4 intervals get you better at holding that power for long periods and also...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-24-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Carbonfiberboy
1. Ideally, you want to do the whole set, with...

1. Ideally, you want to do the whole set, with each interval at the same power, finishing while feeling like maybe you could do one more, maybe not. That takes practice with each interval protocol,...
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