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02-04-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By PeteHski

I agree that is not an easy pace to maintain. In...

I agree that is not an easy pace to maintain. In the Couzens case study, I presume that is the "Aerobic" category on the chart, where his volume was just over 6 hours per week. I would imagine the...
02-02-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By MoAlpha

The list above pretty much covers the clinical...

The list above pretty much covers the clinical possibilities. Wheezing and coughing and use of an inhaler suggest decompensating asthma or a new airway issue, so it's good you're seeing your doc.
...
02-02-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By MoAlpha

I can and generally do put in 10-14 hrs a week on...

I can and generally do put in 10-14 hrs a week on the bike and after a year of trying to adhere to an 80/20 schedule and getting my blood lactate curve measured to anchor my zones, it hasn't worked...
02-01-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By GhostRider62

That Wahoo post is absolute garbage and lies. ...

That Wahoo post is absolute garbage and lies. You do not need 20-25 hours, who rides those kind of hours. Almost nobody.

To switch from cycling, Ed Whitlock ran a sub 3 hour marathon at age 73. ...
02-01-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 797
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, you need HR (and ideally power) recorded...

Yeah, you need HR (and ideally power) recorded consistently for the algorithms to make any sense. I've used platforms like Training Peaks in the past and they are pretty useful for tracking training...
01-25-23, 03:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,984
Posted By PeteHski

I was talking in general out of choice. When you...

I was talking in general out of choice. When you are gear limited on a long steep climb then you have no choice. As I happen to do lots of very steep climbing, I do train low cadence, high torque...
01-24-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,984
Posted By RChung

Here's a plot of a rider doing a hillclimb on a...

Here's a plot of a rider doing a hillclimb on a multi-geared bike. The top left panel shows the relationship between cadence and power, the top right shows the relationship between crank torque and...
01-22-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 797
Posted By asgelle

Another reason Andy has given has to do with with...

Another reason Andy has given has to do with with a riders glycogen budget. From Andy, although riders have vastly different aerobic capacities, glycogen stores and the ability to replace glycogen...
01-21-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By davester

<br /><br /><br />That's also what I've heard...

<br /><br /><br />That's also what I've heard from my orthopedic doc and chiropractor. I would say that your "make decisions based on X-rays" statement is the exact opposite of what I've heard should...
01-21-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By gobicycling

One of my better docs told me "I don't treat...

One of my better docs told me "I don't treat xrays. I treat symptoms.".
And you need good strong back muscles to hold the spine together.
01-21-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By MoAlpha

Spine imaging does not correlate very well with...

Spine imaging does not correlate very well with symptomatology, except when there is specific nerve root or spinal cord involvement. I would venture a guess that virtually everyone reading this has...
01-19-23, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By rsbob

I assume you own a bicycle. You can buy a bike...

I assume you own a bicycle. You can buy a bike trainer on Amazon for $100, place your bike on it, stay home and be completely comfortable.
01-18-23, 12:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,508
Posted By rsbob

Altair 4, are you still among the living? I hope...

Altair 4, are you still among the living? I hope you survived your class.

I always considered the ones I took equivalent to a cardiac stress test.
01-17-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,145
Posted By big john

I would sometimes drink 6 beers before leaving...

I would sometimes drink 6 beers before leaving work. 6 beers was a warm up for many things. When I started riding dirt bikes in the desert it was just another excuse to drink and get butt-faced....
01-16-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,145
Posted By rsbob

Read an article a month ago in a leading...

Read an article a month ago in a leading publication that stated the distance runners, marathon and ultramarathoners, tend to drink more than the general population. Endurance cyclists as well as...
01-16-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,145
Posted By Trakhak

News to me, too. Among other points, I was...

News to me, too. Among other points, I was unaware of the state of current research on the deleterious effects of (any amount or type of) alcohol on health. From the article:

"To put it plainly,...
01-13-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,827
Posted By merlinextraligh

^ IMHO those pressures are way higher than...

^ IMHO those pressures are way higher than necessary. With 28mm tires I’d bet you’d have no issues at 100 psi.

you can obsess about this way too much, particularly if you slavishly follow on line...
01-10-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By Polaris OBark

Usually, people with this kind of persecution...

Usually, people with this kind of persecution complex have been born twice.
01-10-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 623
Posted By MoAlpha

PSA: Vertigo is a symptom, not a diagnosis and...

PSA: Vertigo is a symptom, not a diagnosis and the causes range from benign to deadly, with a lot of not of not-so-great in between. Exercises and maneuvers are effective only for one cause and are...
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Steamer

Back when I used heart rate for pacing /...

Back when I used heart rate for pacing / informational purposes on some brevets, I did like you did and mostly used it as a way to limit my effort on harder climbs. My rule of thumb was to stay at...
01-08-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,166
Posted By Sorcerer

This is a good discussion. I really like...

This is a good discussion.

I really like the idea of calling the rider in the front as a co-pilot and the one in the rear as a co-pilot as well. Or maybe pilot and bombardier, LOL.

It looks as...
01-07-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bag balm! ...

Bag balm!
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01-07-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By MoAlpha

Whoa! I hope that fixes it.

Whoa! I hope that fixes it.
01-07-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By Machka

Don't know about the old guys, but this old lady...

Don't know about the old guys, but this old lady does some strength training.

Hauled about 400 kg of rock today. Does that count?
01-06-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By wolfchild

I have two bikes with disc brakes and one with...

I have two bikes with disc brakes and one with rim brakes. I enjoy riding my rim brakes bike as much as my disc brakes bikes. I see nothing wromg with properly adjusted rim brakes. The only...
01-05-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By Hermes

terrymorse It is a great question to ask…how to...

terrymorse It is a great question to ask…how to do strength training for endurance. Or ask, once I have a goal in mind for cycling, how can I add strength training to optimize my performance.

I...
01-04-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By markynels

I started creatine to optimize strength gains...

I started creatine to optimize strength gains during the off season with the intent of cycling off before my A race. I continued its use throughout the following season after witnessing negligible...
01-03-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By PeteHski

Out of curiosity I just measured saddle setback...

Out of curiosity I just measured saddle setback on 3 different hard floors around the house using a plumb bob. They are all within +/- 1 mm measuring with a steel rule. I checked the floor level...
01-01-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By terrymorse

Jim Fixx: family history of heart attack...

Jim Fixx:

family history of heart attack and premature death
was morbidly obese and a sedentary smoker at age 35
was probably an out-of-control diabetic
did not have a healthful diet
...
01-01-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Machka

Skin Cancer

A few of you may remember me from days gone by ... the long distance cyclist. :) Thousands upon thousands of kilometres outside on the road riding metric centuries, centuries, and brevets of all...
12-31-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes. Fainting or lightheadedness DURING, as...

Yes. Fainting or lightheadedness DURING, as opposed to after, exercise is a malignant sign and should always be investigated.
12-31-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By terrymorse

Take that fainting seriously. It might be...

Take that fainting seriously. It might be nothing, but what it could be is a big deal.

My employee and very strong rider fainted on a trainer, but he brushed it off. A few weeks later, he had a...
12-31-22, 12:16 PM
12-29-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,532
Posted By jesnow

I'm not on Bikeforums often, so it took me a...

I'm not on Bikeforums often, so it took me a while to find this thread.

I woke up on the bathroom floor unexpectedly one morning last year, having been out for two hours. By the time my wife got...
12-26-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By Koyote

You're saying that one should expend max energy...

You're saying that one should expend max energy where aero drag is at it's lowest. That makes sense as long as it doesn't mean getting dropped on the flats.
12-25-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,485
Posted By Polaris OBark

Here is a direct link to the review in Cell,...

Here is a direct link to the review in Cell, which is a lot easier on my eyes at least (and has an update at the end):

https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2817%2930182-4
12-24-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By Chuck M

This is pretty much how I have done it since some...

This is pretty much how I have done it since some time in the early 80s except I don't try to replicate it on other bikes. This, that and the other thing I think are enough of a difference that I...
12-22-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By rsbob

Every other day I do squats, lunges, core...

Every other day I do squats, lunges, core exercises, pushups, planks, and others as well as upper body free weights. Before starting, I had chronic back and stabbing shoulder pain, made even worse...
12-22-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By MoAlpha

I started here: ...

I started here:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=resistance+exercise+AND+bone+density

The focus in postmenopausal women and sarcopenic old guys doesn't bother me, since they are, if...
12-20-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,252
Posted By MoAlpha

Squats, deads, split squats, pull-ups, dips,...

Squats, deads, split squats, pull-ups, dips, overhead presses, inverted rows, and various ab things, in some combination, twice a week during the off season. I do as much standing work as possible...
12-19-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,303
Posted By unterhausen

There are theories on why pickle juice works. ...

There are theories on why pickle juice works. They mentioned it on one of the TrainerRoad podcasts, and everyone agreed what it was but it was unintelligible.

Since I can just put an electrolyte...
12-19-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,303
Posted By terrymorse

Given that the medical consensus on muscle cramps...

Given that the medical consensus on muscle cramps is "it's a mystery", I'm going to throw out a personal anecdote.

Several years ago, I was getting cramps in my calf muscles on long and steep...
12-19-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,303
Posted By MoAlpha

Doctor, in fact neurologist and one-time clinical...

Doctor, in fact neurologist and one-time clinical neurophysiologist, here too.

The etiology of exercise related cramps is unknown, but studies of cramping and non-cramping athletes show that any...
12-17-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By phughes

I believe your seat is too high. The back of your...

I believe your seat is too high. The back of your knee seems to accelerate at the bottom of the stroke, which means you basically lose control of the motion instead of being able to pedal smoothly...
12-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By gobicycling

There is a 60 plus Facebook group, a 65 - 100 +...

There is a 60 plus Facebook group, a 65 - 100 + Facebook group, a 70 and an 80 all on Facebook. There is also a huge 50 plus forum on Facebook, with about 30,000 participants. I moderate the 65 to...
12-15-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm quoting to credit the original poster: ...

I'm quoting to credit the original poster:




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12-15-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder...

I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder why 50 year old kids need a forum due to advancing age.
12-14-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Classtime

This was on my mind recently with sequential...

This was on my mind recently with sequential injuries to my back and neck. At 50+ (just 3 weeks ago) I was invincible.:lol: Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and saw an old man:foo: 64 1/2 y.o.
12-13-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,537
Posted By late

Europe is going through a historic bike boom....

Europe is going through a historic bike boom. It's not just bikes, either. Cities are turning their cities into bike friendly places. Ebikes are outselling regular bikes, and that is making for...
12-12-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By rbrides

great input. I particularly like checking that...

great input. I particularly like checking that the sole of my foot is level at the bottom. Makes great sense but Iíve not thought of that. Ankling and naturally pedaling toes-down are likely, and to...
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