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12-11-18, 07:59 PM
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Posted By cyclintom

Though this is some time later. I have put over...

Though this is some time later. I have put over 500 miles on my CLX 3.0 and have 50 mm deep clinchers on it. It is an absolute dream to ride. After all the bikes I've ever owned this is the one. I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Uh, not really - Researchers found that trainees...

Uh, not really - Researchers found that trainees experienced a “shift” in their muscle fiber types, from type IIx (anaerobic fast-twitch, or explosive) to type IIa (aerobic fast-twitch), during...
10-30-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By cyclintom

I have a whole garage full of bikes of high...

I have a whole garage full of bikes of high quality so I'm not in the market. And I haven't been able to sell but one bike in a year so I won't be looking anytime soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

The problem with this is that the bodily...

The problem with this is that the bodily composition of skeletal muscles (from memory) is something like 80% slow twitch muscles and the rest a mix. I have a lot of fast twitch in the remainder which...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Huh? The Aorta is essentially the left ventricle...

Huh? The Aorta is essentially the left ventricle of the heart. So what gives you the idea that an enlarge heart and an aortic aneurism are in two different parts of the body?

As the heart pumps...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

I would agree with you save for the fact that...

I would agree with you save for the fact that normal screening would reveal an enlarged heart. And you cannot say that they have an undiagnosed aneurism simply because of a aortic tear from physical...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

I agree with you completely on that point. These...

I agree with you completely on that point. These are supposed undiagnosed aneurisms for a reason - if indeed they were there to begin with, they weren't detectable under normal screening methods.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By cyclintom

Having an argument about that very thing...

Having an argument about that very thing elsewhere. I did a ride into a 20 mph pretty constant headwind for 10 miles in 22 minutes which included a warm up and cool off that was about a mile and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By cyclintom

It is unlikely that you can get more than $100...

It is unlikely that you can get more than $100 for a repaired carbon fiber frame and less without repairs. I an led to understand that they can be repaired to be as strong as new. But why would you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By cyclintom

This is always a good idea. But before you do...

This is always a good idea. But before you do that you might look to see if your gloves are either pinching your fingers between each finger or are cutting off circulation another way.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By cyclintom

Around the San Francisco bay area we get...

Around the San Francisco bay area we get goatshead seasons every couple of years. This has led to the majority of sports riders using Continental Gatorskins. The trouble with these tires is that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

I understand what you're saying but question...

I understand what you're saying but question whether it's relevant in this study. You think that being able to do 50 repetitions means that it isn't "heavy". By their definition it is. Remember that...
10-29-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By cyclintom

There are very few bike of any higher quality...

There are very few bike of any higher quality than Bob Jackson. Maybe Mercian but that could be a matter of taste.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

My serious question is why are you stating that...

My serious question is why are you stating that people can actually improve their joints by lifting heavy weights? This causes a lost of fluids from the disks, this in turn allows the bones to rub...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Can you explain what the difference is in lifting...

Can you explain what the difference is in lifting half or more of your body weight in a pushup or with deadweights? The muscles being actuated with virtually all of the weight are the biceps and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Firstly it gets a little tiresome to hear people...

Firstly it gets a little tiresome to hear people make false comments such as "I lied". What part of "Although all fiber types have a similar single fiber force" did you not understand?

As...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

redlude - I have full access to the information....

redlude - I have full access to the information. I completely agree with you that this appears to be too small of a study to strike any real conclusions. Remember that this wasn't concerning physical...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

"Muscle fiber type can be measured in 3 ways:...

"Muscle fiber type can be measured in 3 ways: myosin ATPase histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, or (much less commonly) metabolic enzymes.

Changes in muscle fiber type can be2 presented as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

"Scientists are calling for widespread heart...

"Scientists are calling for widespread heart screening of people before they begin weight training. That's based on new evidence that lifting more than half your body weight could put you at risk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

I don't know him personally so I can't say. But...

I don't know him personally so I can't say. But don't you think that training ideas for any endurance sports are pretty much the same? Find your weakest links and manage your training to improve...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Excuse me but what "training advice" have I...

Excuse me but what "training advice" have I dispensed? Do you consider it improper to refer people to Joe Freil's "The Cyclists Training Bible"?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Would you prefer if I said that muscle fibers...

Would you prefer if I said that muscle fibers come in cardiac, smooth and skeletal? But since you have no control over cardiac and smooth what point would there be in talking about them? You do all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Lifting half or more of your bodyweight is...

Lifting half or more of your bodyweight is considered heavy lifting and this alone can result in torn aortas. I'm 185 lbs and never had any trouble lifting half of that and would when I was in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Can you think of any way I could prevent you from...

Can you think of any way I could prevent you from doing whatever you want or even desire to? You are free to follow your dream. Arnold Schwartzenegger can be your dream. Oh, wait, someone else said...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

There are fast twitch and slow twitch. Fast...

There are fast twitch and slow twitch. Fast twitch have more strength but for shorter duration. Slow twitch less strength but for longer duration. The mixture of these muscles in any group varies...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

As I said, initially you can increase your...

As I said, initially you can increase your fitness with weight training, But muscle fibers are all the same and all have the same strength. So after a point the only way of increasing your strength...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

The experts I'm referring to are the scientists...

The experts I'm referring to are the scientists who study this stuff.
https://www.businessinsider.com/best-exercises-slow-aging-2018-4...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

I've passed your posting on to the old farts I...

I've passed your posting on to the old farts I ride with. Of course they are all at least 5 years younger than me and think that they are still young, but if another one of them has a heart attack...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By cyclintom

I thought I was clear about this - there was...

I thought I was clear about this - there was nothing on the road in front of me. I do not know what happened. A passing motorists who stopped to help me apparently was a cyclist himself since he put...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

In general I think that Friel's training bible is...

In general I think that Friel's training bible is a very good source for people. But though I haven't looked into it, from his training regimens I would think that he is a crit racer andsprinter. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

Neither of your references came through. Though I...

Neither of your references came through. Though I agree with your point #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) there is definitely a limit to #2...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

By all means ride as hard as you like. Was there...

By all means ride as hard as you like. Was there anything in my statement that somehow prevents you from doing so?

What "experts" are these that give you your advice? The overwhelming medical...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,982
Posted By cyclintom

I just finished Friel's Cycling Over 50 or...

I just finished Friel's Cycling Over 50 or whatever the title is. I've always had a little disagreement with his training methods because to me he seems to be a crit racer and so the most important...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,873
Posted By cyclintom

First let me apologize for being harsher in my...

First let me apologize for being harsher in my comments than necessary. I've been finding nothing but arguments on a lot of cycling sites about things and I was tired.

One of the advantages of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By cyclintom

Pine Cone???

Yesterday was certainly a new one on me. I thought I'd seen it all after 40 years of cycling.

I was riding along approaching an overpass that they just finished a couple of months ago. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,873
Posted By cyclintom

Most cheap sunglasses have very small lenses....

Most cheap sunglasses have very small lenses. They also use the cheapest sort of tint available and if you are riding into the morning sun as I often do you cannot use them without a hat to shade the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,873
Posted By cyclintom

Firstly, I don't know where you're getting your...

Firstly, I don't know where you're getting your information but polycarbonates have ALL SORTS of band passes depending upon make-up and thickness. Saying "polycarbonate" is like saying "plastic"....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,873
Posted By cyclintom

With explanations like yours who could possibly...

With explanations like yours who could possibly argue with you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmULS__CEiE

Some moron tested Oakley's by shooting them with a .22 long rifle bullet which has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By cyclintom

Not to kill your joy, but there is maybe 10 lbs...

Not to kill your joy, but there is maybe 10 lbs difference between an old Basso Loto made from their own steel and a top end carbon fiber bike. Your 220 lbs plus the weight of a light bike for you -...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,873
Posted By cyclintom

You can say that until a passing truck kicks up a...

You can say that until a passing truck kicks up a stone that goes right through a cheap set of sunglasses. Suddenly Oakley's don't seem all that expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,873
Posted By cyclintom

Oakley's are state of the art. There isn't a hell...

Oakley's are state of the art. There isn't a hell of a lot to sunglasses so you can get away with some Nashbar specials. But if you want something that will filter out the worst of the Sun's rays for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By cyclintom

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Well according to so many people here 42 mm tires and full fenders make a...
10-13-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclintom

I do this when you have a stop light directly at...

I do this when you have a stop light directly at the bottom of an overpass and you have to accelerate fast to clear traffic for the freeway on-ramps.

I just did a 50 miler and forgot to bring my...
10-13-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclintom

Remember that I've had a concussion so details...

Remember that I've had a concussion so details come and go. This was after the half-way point rest stop on the Grizzly Peak Century. There were a lot of people pushing their bikes up that hill. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By cyclintom

Not after you've been hooked.

Not after you've been hooked.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By cyclintom

New American Bike Company

There's a new bike company that has sprung up in Chicago. They are making some really nice looking CX bikes that can be used as Gravel Bikes as well. Lots of clearance and the geometry from the...
10-12-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclintom

At that time I had a triple so I went up in a...

At that time I had a triple so I went up in a 30/28 and when I say spinning I mean pedaling circles. This engages all of the muscles in your legs. When you are standing you only use two major muscle...
10-11-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclintom

In one of the local centuries a couple of years...

In one of the local centuries a couple of years ago they had this 20% climb that was a half mile long. Sitting I could turn circles and ended up passing a lot of the fast guys up that. Then later I...
10-11-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclintom

It was pretty distinct today. I dropped the...

It was pretty distinct today. I dropped the handlebar about 2" by reversing the stem from high to low. I was actually faster going up hills and I was going to slow for there to be any aero advantage....
10-11-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclintom

This is a technique that is generally used on...

This is a technique that is generally used on steep hills so you don't need riser stems since the front of the bike is pretty far up already.
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