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12-06-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,525
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I see from GhostRider62's post above that I...

I see from GhostRider62's post above that I really haven't addressed my basic motivation in stubbornly refusing to give in. It's that, however uncomfortable or painful, however inconvenient and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 93,550
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is OT, but I'll reply anyway. When I was...

This is OT, but I'll reply anyway. When I was working, I kept my road bike on my trainer (actually resistance rollers). As soon as I could after work, I was on the bike. Half hour, hour, whatever,...
12-06-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'll add a caveat to that - I've looked at a lot...

I'll add a caveat to that - I've looked at a lot of studies. The ones which found no benefit all used glucosamine hydrochloride. The ones which found at least some benefit all used glucosamine...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 93,550
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agreed. It's one of my most-linked-to threads on...

Agreed. It's one of my most-linked-to threads on BF.
12-06-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You ain't seen nuthin' yet. And the less you do,...

You ain't seen nuthin' yet. And the less you do, the less fitness you have and the weaker your legs get of course. My wife and I rode the one-day STP and RAMROD on our tandem when I was 69.
12-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you'd care to start a thread over there, that...

If you'd care to start a thread over there, that would be fine with me..
12-04-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, that's correct. Increased muscle mass is a...

Yes, that's correct. Increased muscle mass is a function of nutrient intake more than it is a function of exercise. One can squat their ass off, but it they don't eat enough, that's what'll happen:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I seems to me that the OP's question is a simple...

I seems to me that the OP's question is a simple one, and that is: What makes a tire roll more easily?

There are basic qualities. The idea is that a tire with low rolling resistance on a smooth...
12-01-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Usually I have done only one really long ride a...

Usually I have done only one really long ride a week - on Sunday! Big difference in traffic on a Sunday. During the week I have some shorter rides which don't go anywhere particular, but for one...
12-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you'd read the whole OP, you would have...

If you'd read the whole OP, you would have noticed that, as is my usual practice in posts of this nature, I included a study which seemed to me a thorough investigation of the effectiveness,...
12-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When I started riding again, I made a mental note...

When I started riding again, I made a mental note of the most important things I learned, in order:

What to wear in all weather likely to be encountered. Your choices will be influenced by your...
12-01-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm cheap. I paid $17 for 250g.bulk powder. Plus...

I'm cheap. I paid $17 for 250g.bulk powder. Plus I'd rather put everything into one bottle or glass and drink it. Same cost in caps gets you about 60g. I have a capsule machine which I use for some...
12-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I should mention that HMB tastes like something...

I should mention that HMB tastes like something died in your water glass yesterday. However it's easy to mask. I don't really taste it in water with 30g chocolate whey protein. You could put it in a...
12-01-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good questions. The studies I've read had the...

Good questions. The studies I've read had the subjects use it every day. These studies also featured exercise every day or almost every day. You could experiment. OTOH, it's cheap. I'm using it every...
12-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I remember very well the experience of going 70....

I remember very well the experience of going 70. That was the largest single drop-off I'd had since turning 63. Now at 76, there was another of those. I have no idea why these singularities occur,...
11-30-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Strava heatmap - google it. Then plan your routes...

Strava heatmap - google it. Then plan your routes with RideWithGPS. You can use the Satellite view to see what the road looks like. You could drive your route first if you wanted to, or just ride it....
11-30-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Discovered HMB about 10 days ago

This probably really belongs on the 65-85 thread, but that's turned into another Addiction thread, blather, no info, so I'm posting it here. I'm 76.

I've been really frustrated for the past year...
11-30-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Are they actually bumps below the skin, about...

Are they actually bumps below the skin, about where your upper leg crosses the edge of the saddle? Or are they back under the sit bones with no bump, just normal calluses?
11-29-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No. One of the changes we should make as our...

No. One of the changes we should make as our metabolism slows down is to add higher bulk items to our diet. More fiber, please! Doing that satisfies both the stomach and the bowel.
11-28-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, I don't know. Seems like it's not a doctor...

Well, I don't know. Seems like it's not a doctor thing. Best thing I can think of is go see the kneesovertoesguy and sign up. It'd be coaching by someone who seems to know how to coach knee pain....
11-28-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Apparently not. The little info available says...

Apparently not. The little info available says that later knee pain in adolescent OSD sufferers is connected to the tibial tubercles not ossifying correctly. Osteo arthritis, is not mentioned. The...
11-27-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,301
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Read Thirst....

Read Thirst. https://www.amazon.com/Thirst-2600-Miles-Heather-Anderson-ebook/dp/B07MXNHSLY/
My wife and I read it to each other during our 10-day backpack this past September.

There's also this:...
11-27-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I tore mine at about 60. This is science not...

I tore mine at about 60. This is science not poetry. Doctors are scientists. Get thee to a doctor. You'll probably need an MRI and then a referral to see an orthopedist. Of course if you don't "visit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've read and tried and it seems to me that if...

I've read and tried and it seems to me that if your toe is below your heel at the bottom of the stroke, saddle is to high. Conversely if your heel is below the ball of your foot, saddle is too low....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Only if it's a dry roads day. I built up an...

Only if it's a dry roads day. I built up an inexpensive rain bike, alu frame, cheap carbon fork, cheap wheels, other spare parts, but new drivetrain with the same cassette and similar crankset to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Amazing, isn't it? You could have the same back...

Amazing, isn't it? You could have the same back angle in the hoods or drops positions, but the bars are faster, just getting your arms out of the air. A cylinder is the highest resistance form AFAIK....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In that last photo, angles all look good. hips...

In that last photo, angles all look good. hips and back really good. Pads would be more comfortable further back I think. They may not be moveable with those bars. I like the pads back close to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:) Agreed. I was also a non-stretcher for a...

:) Agreed. I was also a non-stretcher for a couple decades of aerobar riding. Not everyone is like that, and you won't be like that forever, either. I think if you check it out, you'll find you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Stretch every morning. That helps. How many...

Stretch every morning. That helps. How many knuckles can you get under the toes of your shoes, knees locked? Can you do a comfortable resting squat, hams on calves?

Cycling in general is the best...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,939
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, early synthetic gear did get stinky. I've...

Yes, early synthetic gear did get stinky. I've long since sent all that to Goodwill. I don't notice that with any quality synthetic gear now. I don't buy cheap stuff, it's not worth it. Any new brand...
11-22-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm not sure a video is quite the thing, since it...

I'm not sure a video is quite the thing, since it shows someone else on a bike, not you. What a fitter sees is you on a bike, which is different. I have a little DIY primer here:...
11-22-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's right. Since you had pain on the medial...

That's right. Since you had pain on the medial side, you need to use your vastus lateralis to pull the kneecap laterally, to the outside. Turning your toe in while pedaling would do that. Perhaps...
11-22-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IPassGas makes good points. All up, we weighed...

IPassGas makes good points. All up, we weighed 365. Our Speedster has a diagonal tube.
11-20-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We bought our one and only tandem when I was 62...

We bought our one and only tandem when I was 62 We went on our first tandem tour when I was 65 and my wife was 61. We aren't a strong team, but we get down the road OK. We bought a used Speedster...
11-20-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The two teams I mentioned above rode with...

The two teams I mentioned above rode with panniers until they decided to try trailers. They liked the trailers better, including Hwy 1 down the coast.

BOB trailers weigh 19 lbs. Our all up weight...
11-19-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well . . . Let's see . . .I was born in '45, grew...

Well . . . Let's see . . .I was born in '45, grew up of Fbx, graduated HS in '62 and left. Went back for my 50th reunion in '12. Things may have changed since then, but probably not. Not much changes...
11-19-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We also tour on our Speedster. Works great. As...

We also tour on our Speedster. Works great. As above, only thing is that we choose to use fast road tires because we ride 99% on pavement. Our adventures onto farm roads with potato sized rocks and...
11-18-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,549
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

About 2014 there was a big surge of "Fear This!"...

About 2014 there was a big surge of "Fear This!" about animal protein. Those longitudinal studies lumped all animal sourced protein together, so the reported animal protein was mostly beef, chicken,...
11-18-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My friends' tandem which went off into the...

My friends' tandem which went off into the blackberries got exactly that addition after their scare. Only problem is that stoker has a tendency to use it without telling the captain, not good.
11-18-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's a good primer on...

Here's a good primer on recovery.:https://blog.mapmyrun.com/truth-ice-muscle-recovery/
I've also found that taking anti-inflammatories can interfere with recovery in the same manner. I'm really...
11-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So like walking down stairs is painful? That...

So like walking down stairs is painful? That would be normal for CP.

This is my standard morning stretch series. Might help, every morning:...
11-18-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Knee injuries/discomfort is probably the most...

Knee injuries/discomfort is probably the most common complaint we hear on BF. It's endemic to cycling because of the repetitive nature of a very particular movement which becomes trained into our...
11-17-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IMO steel beads are worse because of what you say...

IMO steel beads are worse because of what you say and because the steel holds the heat in the bead and could thus soften it.
11-17-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Experience rules here - Arai drums simply don't...

Experience rules here - Arai drums simply don't fail, discs do. There's the famous tandem group descent of Mt. Ventoux where the only bikes to make it down undamaged had rim brakes or rims plus drum....
11-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,549
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I make up my recovery drink the evening before...

I make up my recovery drink the evening before and put it in the fridge. If I drive to the start. I put it in a small cooler along with my bottles, which I also made up the night before and some blue...
11-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's all about entropy and the heat death of the...

It's all about entropy and the heat death of the universe. All energy decays into heat, one way or the other. At the top of a descent you have hard-earned potential energy. As you descend that energy...
11-16-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Look at the stack and reach of your current bike...

Look at the stack and reach of your current bike and then those of the candidate bikes. That should tell you if if the stock cockpit on one or the other will be closer to what you have now and what...
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"general pain" on very long rides can be a tough...

"general pain" on very long rides can be a tough one. IMO a lot depends on butt structure, bone, muscle, fat, skin and the exact shape of bone and the blood perfusion of the rest. For me, neither too...
11-16-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I usually don't buy a used bike I haven't seen or...

I usually don't buy a used bike I haven't seen or ridden. Simple. So it has to be a bike within easy driving distance. That said, I did exactly that with out used tandem. I had it checked out, packed...
11-16-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think 1X is a hip filter from the MTB world,...

I think 1X is a hip filter from the MTB world, where it is quite appropriate. Doing single track, there aren't many long, even climbs where one needs to fine tune the gear. What is needed instead is...
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