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01-27-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 493
Posted By cubewheels

Your upright seating isn't causing you saddle...

Your upright seating isn't causing you saddle soreness. Your seat just looks too high.

You'll read or hear among the best fitters in the field, too high a seat causes way more problems including...
01-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 493
Posted By cubewheels

Saddle soreness is one of the symptoms of having...

Saddle soreness is one of the symptoms of having too high saddle and/or insufficient saddle support (you may need wider saddle for your very upright posture). In your picture, it does seem your...
01-27-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 493
Posted By cubewheels

You dismiss or ignore the things I say and tell...

You dismiss or ignore the things I say and tell me I have problems when I have none.

Don't you think you're the one who is immovable in opinion?
01-27-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By cubewheels

It looks like your sister broke the front brake...

It looks like your sister broke the front brake of that poor bike in the picture and also turned the mirror the wrong way:twitchy:
01-27-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cubewheels

Yup, that is what I do. Strava estimates my power...

Yup, that is what I do. Strava estimates my power output at a relatively flat 800 to 850 watts in the 200 meter sprint with downhill leadout. NOT impressive at all. I'm only 125 lbs so I don't make a...
01-26-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By cubewheels

Have something with at least travel limiter +...

Have something with at least travel limiter + preload adjustment or damper or you will bounce a lot.
01-26-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 221
Posted By cubewheels

Inseam calculation did not factor at all with my...

Inseam calculation did not factor at all with my preference of crank length.

Calculator gave me 170mm which is pretty standard but my most comfortable crank length is 150mm.

Longer crank only...
01-26-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By cubewheels

Good info. I can add tiny bit of salt to the...

Good info. I can add tiny bit of salt to the mixture. Just a teeny tiny amount to see if it improves performance a bit.
01-26-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By cubewheels

I don't do those things by choice but due to...

I don't do those things by choice but due to extremely limited budget (I am financially strapped overall) and sometimes weather and also "dressing down" to the occassion when my route takes me to...
01-26-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By cubewheels

I only use milk powder and that hasn't happened...

I only use milk powder and that hasn't happened yet. My last 6 hour ride, I had the "return leg" bottles in an insulated bag. They were no longer fridge cold at the 5th hour, still tiny bit cold...
01-26-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By cubewheels

I don't have digestion issues with milk. I use...

I don't have digestion issues with milk. I use considerably more part water than milk as my cycling drink than a regular milk drink, the mixture is good as hydration, fuel, and electrolyte in the...
01-26-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By cubewheels

Water-diluted milk for me during workout. The...

Water-diluted milk for me during workout. The mixture hydrates, refuels, and replenishes electrolytes lost during intense aerobic exercises.

I don't trust any sports-specific liquid drinks or...
01-26-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By cubewheels

Your picture looks like Laguna de Bay in the...

Your picture looks like Laguna de Bay in the background! I often ride along the lake shore (Manila part) during weekends when heading to the mountains in the Rizal Province. I see the same view...
01-26-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By cubewheels

Definitely a wrong assumption when setting fore...

Definitely a wrong assumption when setting fore and aft seat position (setback).

There's KOPS, COGS, laidback/cruiser, and TT. Those are purely a matter of choice and the nature the rider will use...
01-26-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By cubewheels

The only time this problem ever happened to me...

The only time this problem ever happened to me when I incorrectly setup RD indexing (noob mistake) so the "L" limiter screw + wrong index setting is pushing the the RD from the lowest gear to the...
01-25-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By cubewheels

Same here, crazy vehicular traffic, contaminated...

Same here, crazy vehicular traffic, contaminated water on the road (no joke in our city), and air pollution (mostly from vehicle exhausts due to heavy traffic).

I can only enjoy cycling on Sundays...
01-25-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 629
Posted By cubewheels

I'd hate to put anything on my shorts or shirt. ...

I'd hate to put anything on my shorts or shirt. And I deliberately bought a jersey without any pockets. Temps here range between 80 to 100 F and you'll want your shirt and shorts to be as cool as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,784
Posted By cubewheels

Shout at it at the top of your lungs ...

Shout at it at the top of your lungs

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01-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By cubewheels

How about duct tape? More futuristic looking,...

How about duct tape? More futuristic looking, more aerodynamic too.
...
01-24-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks for the detailed info! It seems I must...

Thanks for the detailed info! It seems I must start doing recovery rides at higher cadence. I usually do 80 to 90. Should start using smaller gears.
01-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By cubewheels

Or the chainring of adjacent bike

Or the chainring of adjacent bike
01-24-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cubewheels

I've only tried the article advice I mendioned in...

I've only tried the article advice I mendioned in my OP once and it was harder than a pure zone 1 recovery ride. I was sweating way more but not as bad as a regular training day.
01-24-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cubewheels

Here's the link, item #4. ...

Here's the link, item #4.

https://www.cyclist.co.uk/tutorials/1637/get-the-most-out-of-your-recovery-rides

It mentions "light sprint" but didn't tell if light means low power output or because...
01-24-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By cubewheels

It will also depend whether you will race it,...

It will also depend whether you will race it, race with a lot, or just use it for recreation like group rides with your buddies.
01-24-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By cubewheels

I agree, something I learned in my hard tail MTB...

I agree, something I learned in my hard tail MTB with the very short seat tube and large seatpost exposed. There's enough seatpost flex you don't even need to stand when running over potholes and I'm...
01-24-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By cubewheels

Looks fine to me. You said the reach is already...

Looks fine to me. You said the reach is already maxed out, then a bigger frame (size S) might be worse.

If you're not having toe strike issue when pedaling while going slow and turning very...
01-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks everyone! I'll ignore that article telling...

Thanks everyone! I'll ignore that article telling to do very short sprints!
01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,611
Posted By cubewheels

Pros have a "leadout train" which is the major...

Pros have a "leadout train" which is the major advantage of group sprint compared to sprinting solo. That will definitely get you to higher speeds at the same power output.

The only way you can...
01-24-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cubewheels

Interval during Recovery ride?

I've read some articles saying to throw in some very short (like 5 second) sprint intervals during a recovery ride.

How good is such advice or just ignore and do the entire ride in zone 1?
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By cubewheels

I'll see about getting a video this week out in...

I'll see about getting a video this week out in the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks! The helmet used to get too hot in climbs....

Thanks! The helmet used to get too hot in climbs. I thought of getting a proper road cycling helmet but that would make me stand out in our poor neighborhood. So I drilled additional holes in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By cubewheels

Straps are loose, wasn't riding that day...

Straps are loose, wasn't riding that day (recovery day). If the straps are tightened correctly, I move the helmet back a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By cubewheels

Most of the fitting advice you wrote doesn't...

Most of the fitting advice you wrote doesn't really apply. My bike fit is now perfectly dialed to me and my riding technique and handling is terrific even in downhills. Perhaps a picture of me on...
01-22-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,280
Posted By cubewheels

That is strange. I'm using the much cheaper...

That is strange. I'm using the much cheaper Sensah Ignite shifters (9-speed) and derailleurs and never had problems with the barrel adjuster. They were last adjusted a few months or 800 miles ago...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By cubewheels

Not sure if I call it "mock commute" but I do...

Not sure if I call it "mock commute" but I do heat out before sunrise to train before work. Training takes between 1 to 1.5 hrs.

However, if I'm expecting a very busy day at work, I will not head...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

Try very early mornings like heading out between...

Try very early mornings like heading out between 5 to 6am and you'll find even more and bigger groups!

It's usually better to head out very early morning as the weather and traffic conditions are...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By cubewheels

edit: off-topic to thread. Let's discuss it in a...

edit: off-topic to thread. Let's discuss it in a more appropriate thread, not here
01-21-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,930
Posted By cubewheels

Since I started this thread, I have made it a...

Since I started this thread, I have made it a habit to bring a bottle of milk on every ride that is expected to be at least 1 hr long, usually involving lots of climbs. At 80F and 80% humidity it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

It may not be a problem if the group is big...

It may not be a problem if the group is big enough. Just fit the widest puncture resistant tires your frame can take. Far away from the big cities and into rural places close to forests and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

If you're going to get robbed in your face, you...

If you're going to get robbed in your face, you can expect to meet a gang.

I get out of the city every weekend and still don't trust small towns.

I think you mentioned earlier that you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

Dressing down gives me more routing options and I...

Dressing down gives me more routing options and I can even repeat the same routes many times a week without catching attention.

Try to look like the locals. I dress myself down and my bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

I usually slow down when dogs are present so I...

I usually slow down when dogs are present so I can stop or swerve in time to avoid hitting them in they decide to cross my path. From around 35 kph, I slow down to 25 kph.



5'8" skinny, 125...
01-21-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By cubewheels

Like this? ...

Like this?
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01-21-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,957
Posted By cubewheels

- I can ride at a higher intensity? - I can...

- I can ride at a higher intensity?
- I can juggle 10 bowling pins?
01-20-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By cubewheels

I usually remove the insoles from my shoes. If...

I usually remove the insoles from my shoes. If I'm ever going to use insole for some reason, I'll go with a hard one. Feels more efficient with hard footing.
01-20-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,957
Posted By cubewheels

Milk powder added to water works quite well for...

Milk powder added to water works quite well for me. It got carbs, protein, calcium, and electrolytes. Hydration and fuel in just one sip.

Unless having adverse reactions to milk, milk is all you...
01-20-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By cubewheels

It's probably the tire contact patch when the...

It's probably the tire contact patch when the bike is leaned.

Next experiment: use bike with solid steel tires over steel surfaced road!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

I avoid routes that can have sparse population /...

I avoid routes that can have sparse population / traffic when riding solo. It's not just street crime I'm worried about but motorists who have bloodlust for cyclists. They are much more likely to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

I never got chased by a dog for some strange...

I never got chased by a dog for some strange reason and my route often takes me to neighborhoods where dogs are roaming the streets freely.

That said, dogs are still a big hit risk. I noticed they...
01-20-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By cubewheels

Pedaling while standing in big gears when...

Pedaling while standing in big gears when climbing will workout your abs and generally your core strength.

The key is that you need to be pushing down on the pedals hard enough while standing ...
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