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05-13-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,607
Posted By couldwheels

I have actually become a lot better indoor...

I have actually become a lot better indoor training with too low saddle. You're right about the "training effect". I won't recommend this training style ofc. I only did it because the crank on the...
05-13-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By couldwheels

I found short repeats ineffective training for...

I found short repeats ineffective training for one long continuous climb. You won't learn how to pace yourself in short repeats.

If you need to train for 1 hr climb and you don't have 1 hr...
05-12-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,607
Posted By couldwheels

I actually keep just before I get soreness....

I actually keep just before I get soreness. Lactic threshold, is it? I throw in short intervals where my legs feel the burn and then back off a little bit to recover but keeping above z3 effort.
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05-12-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

Actually your advice on electrolytes proved to be...

Actually your advice on electrolytes proved to be useful. I may have come a bit short yesterday on electrolytes. I am losing a lot of salt in my sweat. I licked my lips and it was incredibly...
05-12-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

Of the bread slice, I only consumed 3/4 of it. I...

Of the bread slice, I only consumed 3/4 of it. I did find myself craving for bowl of soup after the session and I did made a bowl of soup so you're right about the electrolytes. Perhaps, I needed a...
05-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

I actually mixed the salt I used with citric acid...

I actually mixed the salt I used with citric acid powder (60/40 ratio of salt/citric acid! It's as good as adding lemon juice!:thumb: True, I can't taste the salt at all.
05-12-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By couldwheels

Modern physio studies is actually proving we are...

Modern physio studies is actually proving we are riding with oversized cranks. Shorter cranks have shown performance improvements across the board.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi96XtZ1M00
05-12-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By couldwheels

When I'm going downhill, coming up to a right...

When I'm going downhill, coming up to a right turn, blind corner. I move to the center of the lane, not the centerline and certainly not in the opposite lane because visibility is better than...
05-12-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By couldwheels

January would be perfect indeed. I remember...

January would be perfect indeed. I remember November to March where you actually feel cold when you get outside during daytime. It even snowed one time but very rare. 5 months when it's great to do...
05-12-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By couldwheels

I guess I'll just have to see for myself. I...

I guess I'll just have to see for myself. I rarely venture into sparse traffic roads in the mountains. The mountains I go to have enough traffic volume that nobody would dare ride the opposite...
05-12-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By couldwheels

I was there last 2016 just before things got...

I was there last 2016 just before things got crazy. I can't believe I've been missing A LOT of the excitement going on in there! Now I feel bad about leaving!

Your route goes very near where I...
05-12-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

I'm finally doing it for one hour in 95 F heat. ...

I'm finally doing it for one hour in 95 F heat. I used 1 slice of wheat bread with salted butter and brown sugar sprinkled on top as fuel. And then ice cold water with a pinch of salt for hydration...
05-12-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,607
Posted By couldwheels

I'm still slower than local athletes going the...

I'm still slower than local athletes going the same route so maybe the draft we're getting is that good.

Otherwise, the 150mm does make difference to me. With 170mm crank, I feel the "burn" in...
05-12-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By couldwheels

Assuming, you can see around the blind corner in...

Assuming, you can see around the blind corner in that position, would it be possibly safer? It does seem you have better visibility around the blind corner in that position. The only problem if...
05-12-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,607
Posted By couldwheels

Are you sure it's 6 w/kg? I don't think I...

Are you sure it's 6 w/kg? I don't think I actually make that power to weight ratio. Maybe there's some headwind involved or the many vehicles give some draft even though they're traveling at lot...
05-12-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By couldwheels

Do you actually ride around in the Kingdom of...

Do you actually ride around in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah??

I worked there for a while, it gets really hot esp this time of the year and bound to get hotter in July, as high as 120F!!...
05-12-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By couldwheels

Water in the frame can get to the BB. Although...

Water in the frame can get to the BB. Although BB's are supposed to be sealed and waterproof, the metal parts of BB probably won't tolerate water exposure for long periods and water may eventually...
05-12-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By couldwheels

Not the tire exploding but more like the rim...

Not the tire exploding but more like the rim getting torn at the seams. People typically experience this failure at the rear wheel due to higher PSI. Most of the time does not result in an...
05-12-22, 02:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By couldwheels

Downhill cornering at the opposite lane???

It happens at 3:58 of this video. Rider wearing blue jersey comes out at the right, and then crosses the opposite lane into the turn in a blind corner I might add.

It seems he went back to the...
05-11-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By couldwheels

I think the Koyote meant the tire exploding the...

I think the Koyote meant the tire exploding the rim to shreds. Resulting to this type of accident:...
05-11-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By couldwheels

That's totally fine with me. But never really...

That's totally fine with me. But never really had issues with QR and disc. Maybe it has something to do with the drop out design. Some keeps the QR from moving around.
05-11-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By couldwheels

I actually get the water out by simply raising...

I actually get the water out by simply raising the front wheel and out it comes from the holes. It works, ofc, some water remains inside. The holes are fairly big in mine, a medium sized nail can...
05-11-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By couldwheels

Ahhh, got it!

Ahhh, got it!
05-11-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,607
Posted By couldwheels

That doesn't look right. I only weighed 120 lbs...

That doesn't look right. I only weighed 120 lbs around that time. I'm currently 130 lbs. Small build, low handlebar (gets me as low as TT position), low drag so my watts should be a lot lower.

The...
05-10-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By couldwheels

Are you saying it's impossible for water or mud...

Are you saying it's impossible for water or mud to get inside a CF frame, dispensing the need for weep holes? I doubt retaining water is good, even for CF frames.

You can ofc, remove the seatpost...
05-10-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By couldwheels

I also have them on my aluminum frame. They are...

I also have them on my aluminum frame. They are useful when it rains. I tilt my bike one side and off the water goes.

On the alu frame, there's big holes inside where the chain and seat stays and...
05-10-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By couldwheels

I only do quad and glute stretches off the bike...

I only do quad and glute stretches off the bike (20 second each pose). NEVER use the backrest of your chair when sitting in front of your computer or working.

For back stretches, I do it entirely...
05-10-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By couldwheels

If you have tires of different width, better to...

If you have tires of different width, better to put the skinnier tire at the back. The tire that is more likely to get caught in road imperfections (the skinnier one) if put in the back is safer.
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05-10-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By couldwheels

Haha, it's a no-go for me if I'm starting past...

Haha, it's a no-go for me if I'm starting past 9pm for the sake of quality sleep. My "long session" are still under 1 hour but it's a difficult zone 4 continuous effort (time trial) on the trainer or...
05-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By couldwheels

For some reason, I never had those problems on...

For some reason, I never had those problems on disc + QR. I brake aggressively. I ride on city and constantly hit 30 mph on the streets and often had to make full stop in the shortest distance...
05-10-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By couldwheels

Are there any disadvantages to training at night?

Excluding safety concerns of course. My only concern is receiving quality training in terms of developing endurance and strength on the bike.

I've heard something about the "biological clock"...
05-10-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By couldwheels

Aren't those holes for draining water and bugs...

Aren't those holes for draining water and bugs that gets inside the frame?
05-09-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,607
Posted By couldwheels

I have normally proportioned legs with 83cm...

I have normally proportioned legs with 83cm inseam. Calculators are unanimous at telling me to use 170 mm cranks.

However, while 170mm cranks makes the effort feel easier due to improved leverage,...
05-09-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By couldwheels

OP experienced a dangerous "piston reversal". It...

OP experienced a dangerous "piston reversal". It does confirm the caliper is getting pulled all the way to the limit and a little bit beyond by the brake lever. In this case, it is matched correctly....
05-09-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,694
Posted By couldwheels

You'll need a chain breaker tool and a priest.

You'll need a chain breaker tool and a priest.
05-09-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

Today, I went for 30 minute z4 effort on the...

Today, I went for 30 minute z4 effort on the trainer. The longest z4 I had to date and temperature is 90F

I had the typical orange juice but with significantly longer z4 interval, I'm craving for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By couldwheels

Apparently, it's a huge problem according to that...

Apparently, it's a huge problem according to that video!

Coincidentally, my previous saddle adjustment was 25 mm higher. It was also 25 mm lower before that. I raised it because I felt like I'm...
05-08-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,419
Posted By couldwheels

Better to wear light-colored clothes throughout,...

Better to wear light-colored clothes throughout, no dark stripes, writings, etc.

If a nuclear weapon detonates nearby, any dark coloring on the clothing will permanently bake on the skin like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By couldwheels

It tends to happen more during alpine stages. ...

It tends to happen more during alpine stages.

And pro fitter Steve Hogg explains why and it's because the riders are subconsciously dropping their heels in difficult climbs. He even goes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By couldwheels

What the eff

What the eff
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By couldwheels

It is true before we even talk about replacing...

It is true before we even talk about replacing your saddle or getting new shorts, there's plenty of reasons that cause saddle discomfort than the saddle or shorts itself.

For instance, causes of...
05-08-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

Agreed and cutting back on sugar too.

Agreed and cutting back on sugar too.
05-08-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

Today, it was 95 F indoors. Did z4 interval...

Today, it was 95 F indoors. Did z4 interval (85-90% MHR) for 20 minutes on the trainer. Even with strong wind from fan, and shirtless, I had to drink the ice cold orange juice with electrolyte every...
05-07-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By couldwheels

I've more often heard of riders getting killed in...

I've more often heard of riders getting killed in accidents with >$1000 bikes than riders with ~$200 cheap walmart stuff.

The main reason is speed and exposure. Walmart riders don't ride at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By couldwheels

Quite uncanny and nice change! He'd be faster...

Quite uncanny and nice change! He'd be faster than the modern racers in that more comfy bike fit if you gave him the same gear and same good team draft the modern racers are getting.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By couldwheels

Ooh, I actually meant "traditional" being...

Ooh, I actually meant "traditional" being "orthodox" or standard bike fit practices but also the most recent and most modern standards in bike fit . Wrong choice of word on my part!:D

Sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By couldwheels

No prob! Getting into the "C" is not...

No prob!

Getting into the "C" is not comfortable with traditional bike fitting.

You'll have to reduce reach and angle the dropbar a little bit downward to be comfortable into the "C". It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,385
Posted By couldwheels

It depends on a few factors, the foot angle is at...

It depends on a few factors, the foot angle is at the limit of ankle ROM in the most acute angle possible against the tibia. There is significant amount pressure exerted on the ankle in a large...
05-06-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

My water bottle is in fact 750 ml so yes, I did...

My water bottle is in fact 750 ml so yes, I did drink that amount of water before started doing it with sugar and electrolytes.

In addition, the water is kept ice cold on an insulated bag and I...
05-06-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By couldwheels

I get weak and sleepy a few hours afterwards if I...

I get weak and sleepy a few hours afterwards if I didn't add sugar and some electrolytes in my drink even despite re-fueling immediately upon returning home.

Maybe it's the heat and humidity. ...
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