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07-30-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agreed, but it's more interesting to the...

Agreed, but it's more interesting to the beginning rider to keep at it until they reach that point. In fact, it's more effective to go at it until one noticeably slows down, then rest and recover and...
07-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This study...

This study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23121348/
relates what is now well-accepted gospel - some dehydration is beneficial to performance, but that limit is somewhere around 3%. IMO the OP...
07-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Answer to question: Not a question of better or...

Answer to question: Not a question of better or as good or . . .It's different, that's all that can be said. It's still training. You were able to go hard for an hour because of the hours per week...
07-30-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Weight distribution doesn't matter. That'll be...

Weight distribution doesn't matter. That'll be baked into your personal physiology, i.e. limb lengths, and the frame design. Here is my primer on how to fit your bike:...
07-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agree with headwind. Bike is, if anything, too...

Agree with headwind. Bike is, if anything, too small. If it were me, I'd flip the stem and move the spacers to on top. Someone should be able to put a straight edge on your back and have it touch all...
07-29-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 919
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My browser says that's a dangerous link and won't...

My browser says that's a dangerous link and won't open it.

However your quote shows that the "study" is biased and BS. The first thing I'd say is that it's long been recognized in the cycling...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,408
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I guess I just don't understand the phone thing....

I guess I just don't understand the phone thing. Don't see the point. Why not one of the newer large screen Garmins and a tablet for planning, phone, and email? Use RideWithGPS to plot your routes,...
07-28-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Re head neck issues:...

Re head neck issues: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
07-28-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh man, just go down to the local hardware store...

Oh man, just go down to the local hardware store and buy two 24" (or larger) box fans. Turn them up high enough that you need to wear glasses, just like outside. Fix you right up. I wouldn't turn up...
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The usual way to strengthen a muscle is to do...

The usual way to strengthen a muscle is to do strength training. Making a muscle stronger also increases its endurance. The most effective strength training is to do reps and sets in the usual...
07-27-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 919
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There is a large advantage to riding clipless....

There is a large advantage to riding clipless. That's the reason every single serious road cyclist uses them. On a 200k brevet I was once stuck at the back of a long line of slow riders who varied in...
07-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You now have the correct reach. The mice thing...

You now have the correct reach. The mice thing about this much reach, is that it allows the front end to go up and down a good bit without it disturbing your torso. You'll get used to it and come to...
07-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Slows you down even more in the sani-can though,...

Slows you down even more in the sani-can though, which is the main reason I don't wear bibs, especially in the PNW with upper body layers. I don't notice a strap at all anymore.
07-26-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The HRM strap goes on your bare skin. Bib straps...

The HRM strap goes on your bare skin. Bib straps go over it. Lick the strap's electrodes before putting it on.
07-26-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

All right! Everybody, see this? The man (I...

All right! Everybody, see this? The man (I assume) needs some help. Hit the interwebs - you got clubs, bike shops, and meetup. That's how I got started with groups. Then pretty soon you got friends,...
07-26-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I looked at your area in RWGPS and I sympathize....

I looked at your area in RWGPS and I sympathize. I realize that I live in paradise. In a mile, I'm on a low traffic country road and half of that mile is bike path and the rest is low traffic city...
07-26-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, numb feet. Lower the saddle. ​​​​​​​

Yeah, numb feet. Lower the saddle.
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07-25-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's a very flat saddle in profile. IME it...

That's a very flat saddle in profile. IME it should be level, not nose up. A little nose up works with saddles with a little rocker to them - all my saddles which have a little dish in profile are...
07-25-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When one does the heel on pedal test, one is...

When one does the heel on pedal test, one is supposed to know not to rock the hips while doing it. I have the best experience with that test if I'm riding slowly down the road at a low cadence on the...
07-24-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

They are capsules one swallows rather than...

They are capsules one swallows rather than something one adds to water. I much prefer to separate my electrolytes, food, and water.
07-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's very interesting, well duh, of course. You...

That's very interesting, well duh, of course. You certainly find it so. I have had something similar for some time. In my case, I feel it as a tightness in my chest, on the left side. It was...
07-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,698
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

What outage? What does one's Garmin have to do...

What outage? What does one's Garmin have to do with whatever that is? Mine works just fine. The demons from hell don't seem to have descended on it. I don't use any Garmin software other than what's...
07-23-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, you gotta just play with it. It may or may...

Yeah, you gotta just play with it. It may or may not change with time, too. And you're right, the most force is generated at low knee angles. We can squat a heckuva lot more doing 1/2 squats than...
07-23-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, ask. I used to take baby aspirin, but...

Yeah, ask. I used to take baby aspirin, but dropped it when the new studies came out last year.
07-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I do it by starting with the heel-on-pedal...

I do it by starting with the heel-on-pedal method, then riding hills with a wrench in my pocket. I'm looking for the saddle height where it feels like I'm generating the most force at the bottom of...
07-23-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:lol: The .883 method is to center of BB, thus it...

:lol: The .883 method is to center of BB, thus it only works with 170mm cranks. The correct formula for all other crank lengths is 1.09 to the center of the pedal spindle. The second thing is that...
07-23-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Proper fit is all about comfort over long...

Proper fit is all about comfort over long distances. Some think that aero is a big factor, but it's really only a small factor. Mostly comfort for butt, back, shoulders, and hands. It all works...
07-21-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

See a urologist right away. Testicular pain is...

See a urologist right away. Testicular pain is not a normal issue with saddles, no matter how ill-suited to the rider. Testicular torsion?
07-20-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Pearl Izumi is good, especially their Elite...

Pearl Izumi is good, especially their Elite bottoms from the past few years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,698
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

And then there are the fools who pass a tandem...

And then there are the fools who pass a tandem near the top of a hill. For those folks I do drope the hammer as we go over, and hope to never see them again. I don't mind draftees, but I dislike...
07-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

First thing is that I hate gel chamois. They...

First thing is that I hate gel chamois. They don't breathe. Lambswood sounds horrible. Yeah, I used to use real leather, too. These days, you want smooth foam chamois. I don't think I've ever seen a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,921
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My answer to the OP is one foot for every 10 mph....

My answer to the OP is one foot for every 10 mph. That works. Descending, I tell people to space themselves 20'-40' apart. There's no reason to get close when your doing 40-50 mph.

These drafting...
07-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try it a few times and let us know how that went....

Try it a few times and let us know how that went. There are more good resources here: https://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledge/essential-knowledge

As I've said before, one doesn't need to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You should be able to take the lane so that no...

You should be able to take the lane so that no vehicle can come around you. Do that. The vehicles that stop even though you are stopped are idiots. Wave them through then bang on your helmet. Signal...
07-11-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you're an elderly smoker who doesn't exercise,...

If you're an elderly smoker who doesn't exercise, then yes, breathing exercises will help. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4932035/

Otherwise, ride your bike. The best lung exercise...
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Firstly, wear a HRM. It's hard to tell what's...

Firstly, wear a HRM. It's hard to tell what's going on inside without knowing HR while you're riding. After you've used one for a while, you'll know about where your HR should be for various efforts....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The 4000 and 5000 have similar sidewalls and I...

The 4000 and 5000 have similar sidewalls and I expect about the same vulnerability. I really try not to hit the sides of sharp rocks about the size of golf balls. I'll use both until my 4000's run...
07-08-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Something carbon, but the main thing in...

Something carbon, but the main thing in emphasizing speed and comfort (don't we all!) is fit. Which may not be the fit you're used to, making it more interesting. It's not so much the particular...
07-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Then nothing. Sweat rate doesn't really matter...

Then nothing. Sweat rate doesn't really matter and looking at sweat rate calculations will have you using too much electrolyte and making yourself sick to your stomach. What matters is what you put...
07-07-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Homeyba, who used to post here, rode it that...

Homeyba, who used to post here, rode it that year, too. He posted a photo of a bike maybe 40' away, almost invisible in the blowing sand. The sand must have been just hell.
07-07-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's how the pros train for the heat:...

Here's how the pros train for the heat: https://trainright.com/badwater-lessons-preparation/
07-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I see you posted to the fitting forum, and you're...

I see you posted to the fitting forum, and you're probably right, it's a bike fit issue. You should be able to ride all day with no hand pain, CTS or not. Post photos of you on your bike from the...
07-06-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,698
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My guess about the shoulders is that you're right...

My guess about the shoulders is that you're right and they're wrong. Unless you had a hard fall or a weight lifting injury, impingement is the more usual cause of shoulder pain....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,673
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, I just love the "for your age" remark....

Yeah, I just love the "for your age" remark. Not.
07-04-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The first sign of serious trouble in the heat is...

The first sign of serious trouble in the heat is that those nice little beads of sweat on your forearms aren't there anymore. Dry forearms and you need to be somewhere shady where there's water...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Happens all the time. Cars pass on blind corners....

Happens all the time. Cars pass on blind corners. If you're worried about that, it's a good thing because it means that cars aren't staying in their own lane and just barely missing you. You need to...
07-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,135
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've done several pass climbs in 100°+ heat on...

I've done several pass climbs in 100°+ heat on rides from 8-10 hours, mostly in my 60s. One needs to train in the heat, wear an HRM, know where your water sources will be, wear a Camelbak, and use...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I thought for sure someone would have brought...

I thought for sure someone would have brought this up by now. You may have "patellofemoral pain syndrome." (PFS). Google that. Add the word "exercises" and google again. That's the easy part. You...
07-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,611
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

HR helps with that "which" question. HR goes...

HR helps with that "which" question. HR goes down, it's fuel. HR goes up, it's hydration.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have about 10 pair of shorts. Every year I try...

I have about 10 pair of shorts. Every year I try to buy one new pair and throw away the worst pair. My shorts have a hierarchy for ride length comfort. Generally the least expensive are better for...
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