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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I now use CX-Rays on all my wheel builds - for...

I now use CX-Rays on all my wheel builds - for myself. Costs more, but the build is so much easier and the wheels do seem a bit faster. I use them on my single, 20 X 24 and our tandem 36 X 36. These...
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, two 8 oz. cups. Fluffed up by mixing with...

Yes, two 8 oz. cups. Fluffed up by mixing with the whey, I think that's about 750 calories. I don't bother to weigh it every time. A bottle lasts me 3-4 hours on long rides. The longer the ride, the...
05-13-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Historically, we do strength building twice a...

Historically, we do strength building twice a week ending in December. In January, we reduce the number of exercises to ~7, reduce reps and increase weights. Starting in April, we only lift 1 day a...
05-12-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nice bike! Yeah, so what is your measured pubic...

Nice bike! Yeah, so what is your measured pubic bone to floor measurement? That looks like a fairly small bike. The saddle and bar setup looks fine to me.
05-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is me many years ago in my winter fat trim,...

This is me many years ago in my winter fat trim, on our tandem. Note that my back is neither one way nor the other. The bend is distributed between hip and lumbar spine and the upper back is fairly...
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You are might be a little late to the party,...

You are might be a little late to the party, depending on your current fitness.
See the SIR website: https://www.seattlerando.org/
You'll need to be both an RUSA and SIR member to ride brevets....
05-11-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm also with phughes. What caught my eye is that...

I'm also with phughes. What caught my eye is that you set saddle height using heel-on-pedal and then pedal toes down, which means you're reaching for the pedals. You're probably reaching when you do...
05-11-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, it is a thing to have your knees almost...

Yes, it is a thing to have your knees almost touch the top tube. It's more aero. That used to be the desired practice, but now coaches feel that the knee should be directly over the pedal to produce...
05-11-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,432
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Even calcium score is not a good guide. Endurance...

Even calcium score is not a good guide. Endurance athletes frequently have high calcium scores, yet don't have heart attacks. Their calcium deposits are more solid and less likely to come loose. I...
05-07-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow, that's a beautiful piece of equipment. Some...

Wow, that's a beautiful piece of equipment. Some college couple should have it. I know my gf and I would have ridding the heck out of it, except it would be born for another 17 years. I'd put it up...
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Most folks say do them at the cadence which...

Most folks say do them at the cadence which produces the most power, which is usually quite high, but it's individual to some extent and also depends on gradient IME. Most randonneurs with whom I've...
05-05-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I doubt that weight distribution makes much...

I doubt that weight distribution makes much difference, although a heavier stoker might slow the rear wear down a little. Tandem rears wear much faster than single rears ridden by the same riders....
05-04-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Standard zones apply to standard people??...

Standard zones apply to standard people?? Everyone's a little different. An easier way to think about it is oxygen consumption. IOW, how fast are you breathing? Here are a couple of my recent posts...
05-03-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Do not change the relationship of the BB and the...

Do not change the relationship of the BB and the saddle. Crank length doesn't matter to that relationship. I just went through that with my wife when she went from 165 to 151mm cranks.
05-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Do it this way: Start by using a long level (or a...

Do it this way: Start by using a long level (or a short one taped to a straight edge) to measure the horizontal distance between the saddle nose and the center of the bottom bracket on the old bike....
05-02-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

HR is slow to come up. For many years, I was able...

HR is slow to come up. For many years, I was able to see my highest HR for the year while sprinting at the end of a hard 2 hour climb. Your running max will be higher than your cycling max. The...
05-01-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's link to a previous post on the subject:...

Here's link to a previous post on the subject: https://www.bikeforums.net/22027364-post22.html
You can set your zones off your LTHR, using the common percentage formulas on the web. The top of zone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,432
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You have to want it badly enough. I'm an addict.

You have to want it badly enough. I'm an addict.
04-30-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,283
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Back in the early days of 10-speeds, chainrings...

Back in the early days of 10-speeds, chainrings didn't have ramps or pins, so shifting wasn't quite as reliable as it is now. On my Legnano, the chainrings were 48 and 52 IIRC. The 5-speed freewheel...
04-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got the Moderna. No noticeable effects from the...

I got the Moderna. No noticeable effects from the 1st shot. I didn't ride my rollers the day after the second shot. I felt tired, like I'd ridden hard the day before. After that, no effect on...
04-24-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's been fairly well established that not eating...

It's been fairly well established that not eating during a ride of over an hour will backfire, causing one to eat more after the ride, more total calories that if one had eaten during the ride and...
04-23-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You're headed into a technological whirlwind....

You're headed into a technological whirlwind. It's a fun ride if you want to take it. This is Method 1. You need instrumentation to collect uploadable information, accounts/subscriptions with web...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,246
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The simplest and quickest thing to do is to find...

The simplest and quickest thing to do is to find your ventilation thresholds, VT1 and VT2. Figure your lactate threshold heart rate (LTHR) is just below VT2 and the top of Zone 2 is just above VT1. ...
04-22-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess is that your saddle is too low. The...

My guess is that your saddle is too low. The "rule" is: knee pain in front, raise saddle. Knee pain in back, lower saddle. Besides that, try going back and forth from sitting to standing every few...
04-22-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My first instinct is that this isn't an issue...

My first instinct is that this isn't an issue about calories, it's an issue about fitness. I do have a caveat though: if the OP is just starting this diet and has suddenly dropped from say 3000...
04-17-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,584
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I dunno. Seems like 3 X 6 X 3 Z5 within a 60' Z2...

I dunno. Seems like 3 X 6 X 3 Z5 within a 60' Z2 ride twice a week would do a lot of good. Give your current training twenty or thirty years and see how it goes. I know that's a complaint about the...
04-15-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The exact issue is important. You said "jumper's...

The exact issue is important. You said "jumper's knee," which involves only the patellar tendon, with pain noticed particularly below the patella. If the pain is not below, but is to the inside or...
04-14-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Last question first: Z2 rides can be any length,...

Last question first: Z2 rides can be any length, what matters is hours/week. Last September through December, I rode mostly indoors on my resistance rollers with a power meter. I rode mostly 5...
04-13-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks for getting back to us, good news. Too...

Thanks for getting back to us, good news. Too many people don't! What does the PT have you doing?

I got a nasty case of sciatica last summer. One of the things I did was to get a new 12" foam...
04-10-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

How about some encouragement? My performance...

How about some encouragement? My performance didn't really start dropping off until I was 63. At your age, I was doing 400k rides in the mountains, and I'm not any kind of a talented athlete. In the...
04-09-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I got one for my single bike at 73, had it for 2...

I got one for my single bike at 73, had it for 2 years now, and really like it. Wish I'd gotten it sooner. I've been using HR for 25 years. I thought that was fine and still do. The PM however...
03-31-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,693
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a...

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a power meter, upload your rides to a training diary and then examine your power output. Even if you don't have a power meter, if you use an uploadable GPS...
03-28-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The top tube length is what I go by. Saddles can...

The top tube length is what I go by. Saddles can go up and down quite some distance, but stem lengths are not so variable.
03-26-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good grief! Don't go by me. I'm 75 effing years...

Good grief! Don't go by me. I'm 75 effing years old. I have a new geezer bruise in my left arm, no idea where it came from.

I did a set of eight 3 minute 105% intervals yesterday and was going to...
03-26-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use a level to transfer saddle angle from one...

I use a level to transfer saddle angle from one bike to another which is using the same saddle. I try to remember exactly how the level was sitting on the saddle when I had the saddle adjusted...
03-25-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,403
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess on the fixed riders on flats is that...

My guess on the fixed riders on flats is that they were inexperienced, otherwise they wouldn't have been there at all. Too much online time, not enough road time.
03-23-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,403
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I was a child, I rode flats. When I got my...

When I was a child, I rode flats. When I got my first real road bike in '62, it had toe clips. I was so jazzed! I was turbine-powered! It seemed to me that if I could catch a bump just right, I could...
03-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here are earlier sciatica threads for your...

Here are earlier sciatica threads for your reading pleasure:
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1166160-sciatica.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1139737-any-tips-dealing-sciatica.html...
03-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The Elite app is free, runs on Andriod for sure...

The Elite app is free, runs on Andriod for sure and I think on iPhone. My wife and I each have accounts on the one app. The app prefers to connect with Bluetooth and likes our Polar H10 transmitter...
03-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tell prospective tandem couples that it's as...

I tell prospective tandem couples that it's as close to sex as you're going to get with your clothes on.
03-22-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Start with post 3, ride it that way for a few...

Start with post 3, ride it that way for a few days, then adjust as seems good to you. If you are well balanced on the saddle so that your hands feel light on the bars, you shouldn't be sliding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is the perfect setup. Once you've used the...

This is the perfect setup. Once you've used the Road Morph, you'll never use anything else.
03-20-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try doing some trainer drills which I've been...

Try doing some trainer drills which I've been doing for years, though on my rollers, so it's not the same yet sorta is. The thing about rollers is that you really notice the tiniest things that you...
03-19-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If one really wants to do it by FTP, not trusting...

If one really wants to do it by FTP, not trusting oneself to do it right otherwise, the trick is to up your FTP until you have trouble finishing the last interval or find your HR going too high...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you think the people you ride with would lie...

If you think the people you ride with would lie to you, you need a better class of friends. If one is going to ride with a group for a long time, there has to be absolute trust between the riders. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,600
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This weekend I'm restarting my 25 y.o. group ride...

This weekend I'm restarting my 25 y.o. group ride series, which was suspended last February. It'll be 40 miles in the rain (sucks, but it's March), for vaccinated riders only. I have "Vaccinated"...
03-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's an interesting question. I use both HR and...

That's an interesting question. I use both HR and power on the bike though I haven't paid too much attention to differences, mostly because my HR is right about where I thought it should be when I do...
03-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

None of this makes any sense at all. Elbow bend,...

None of this makes any sense at all. Elbow bend, as long as there's some, is quite uninteresting. And that said, while you are completely wrong about all this, the one fact which stands out is that...
03-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

First, I plot the route in RWGPS. I notice the...

First, I plot the route in RWGPS. I notice the estimated riding time. I then look back at previous rides in TrainingPeaks, looking for a similar ride in terms of feet per mile and then notice its...
03-16-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,868
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here ya go:...

Here ya go: https://www.strava.com/heatmap#7.00/-120.90000/38.36000/hot/all

I always like to know where I'm going when I head out. I never just "go for a ride." Every ride of mine has a purpose...
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