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08-15-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, different saddle, probably with a cutout,...

Yes, different saddle, probably with a cutout, And yes, it takes practice to change position and have it become the default. It's like anything. Good for you for figuring that out. Besides position,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,607
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Great post! Going to the local mall, I've always...

Great post! Going to the local mall, I've always marveled that the men all dress like slobs and the women quite the opposite. I have to say, I don't get that at all. But then I graduated HS in '62...
08-15-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 900
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"Strength training" as opposed to bodybuilding,...

"Strength training" as opposed to bodybuilding, is all about the neurological ability to recruit muscle fibers. Muscles are lazy (DNA) and want to do as little work as possible consistent with...
08-14-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been riding inside in the PNW for over 20...

I've been riding inside in the PNW for over 20 years with the same set of Nashbar resistance rollers. That keeps it kind of interesting right there. The other thing I'd suggest is that if you are...
08-14-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 317
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The bars are uncomfortable because that's the way...

The bars are uncomfortable because that's the way our cycling heroes of the 50s set them up. These days, bars and brakes look about like this:
https://www.bikeforums.net/19145009-post3.html
Drop...
08-13-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The article is years-old news. We are all...

The article is years-old news. We are all supposed to know this by now. It's not that we're confused, we just don't know why we cramp. The official medical term for night cramps is "idiopathic,"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 529
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agree about the Craft baselayers. I don't care...

Agree about the Craft baselayers. I don't care what they cost, they're the best and last for many years. I have both SS and LS in the channel knit fabric. In the winter, it's one or the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME tubes don't really matter. Thick ones flat...

IME tubes don't really matter. Thick ones flat about the same as thin ones. Quality in a tube for me means the valve stem stays attached for the life of the tube and the seams don't split. Cost isn't...
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Dinotte also has seatstay mounting. Comes with a...

Dinotte also has seatstay mounting. Comes with a whole bag of mounts.
08-12-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, level drops were in a bygone age when the...

Yeah, level drops were in a bygone age when the drops were parallel to the ramps. In modern bars, that's not the case. Pointing to the rear hub is very common, but again that doesn't matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,805
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

True style has to LOOK effortless, no matter how...

True style has to LOOK effortless, no matter how painful it is to accomplish. That's the whole point. C'mon.
08-12-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. The ramps on your bars (the section of bar...

Yes. The ramps on your bars (the section of bar just aft of the hoods) should be at an angle which allows you to rest your wrists on them when your elbows are well bent in your standard go-fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,805
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The hard part of being stylish in hi-viz is...

The hard part of being stylish in hi-viz is keeping your kit and gear clean. My belief is that this is a major reason so many riders wear black.

Another way to look at it is through the eyes of...
08-12-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm sorry if my post was perhaps too subtle for...

I'm sorry if my post was perhaps too subtle for BF.

For the rest of it, I doubt it occurred to the hit-and-run driver that they might lose a mirror in the process of taking out a hated "Get off...
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Our team is 142, 285 lbs. I've been doing long...

Our team is 142, 285 lbs. I've been doing long distance rides for 20 years, first on my single, then starting ~10 years ago on the tandem. We both use my same system which I developed doing really...
08-11-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We just had a friend get struck from behind, on...

We just had a friend get struck from behind, on purpose, hit and run. It was very early morning, almost dark, no other traffic on the road, bike or car. Our friend was well-lit. He heard a vehicle...
08-11-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Our division of labor is Captain looks forward,...

Our division of labor is Captain looks forward, Stoker looks back. Stoker navigates, alerts for traffic back and to the right and relays Garmin information if requested. Captain looks forward and to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 529
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agreed. I got the next level down. Sunscreen...

Agreed. I got the next level down. Sunscreen doesn't bother it. No mesh on back for me. Mine has mesh on the sides, which works very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 529
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There have been threads on here recently about...

There have been threads on here recently about summer jersey choices. Search this forum for "summer jersey." I have one Pactimo jersey and it's the best summer jersey I've ever worn. Mine is...
08-10-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,283
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A very experienced riding buddy of mine was...

A very experienced riding buddy of mine was seriously injured when an ear-budded runner suddenly U-turned in front of him without looking around at all. He was not going fast, was wearing a helmet,...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,537
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's how it really goes in the PNW on the open...

Here's how it really goes in the PNW on the open road. I'm riding along through the mist and gradually a yellow jacket appears in the distance. I gradually close the gap over a period of several...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,537
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Really? I'm the only one I know who says...

Really? I'm the only one I know who says anything. Here I thought I was being nice. Better keep silent, I guess.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,537
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You're welcome to disagree. I agree that there...

You're welcome to disagree. I agree that there are idiots out there but then I don't draft them. My experience is quite different. I've been on over 1000 group rides, sometimes with people I ride...
08-09-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,138
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME that just means you're well rested. Really...

IME that just means you're well rested. Really well rested. Fibrillation is really noticeable as a completely different thing. HR goes way up, usually on a climb, doesn't come back down when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,852
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On a ~50 mile hilly ride, averaging 88% of LTHR...

On a ~50 mile hilly ride, averaging 88% of LTHR pretty much did me in. That's always been my limit though LTHR has declined over the years.
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