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11-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By cubewheels

No problems with squats while carrying the heavy...

No problems with squats while carrying the heavy bike. I can do steep climbs seated but it's slower that's why I prefer standing (going sitted for brief periods to recover and then standing again).
...
11-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By Iride01

As I get older and since I'm pretty much retired,...

As I get older and since I'm pretty much retired, I don't move my joints near as much to their limits as I previously did. I do find that they get stiff and pop or feel more like gravel is in them.
...
11-27-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By ARider2

I would suggest you find a cardiologist who has a...

I would suggest you find a cardiologist who has a practice that specializes in treating elite athletes. Then have a stress test performed which includes an echocardiogram before and after the stress...
11-26-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By rubiksoval

Not true in the least. Training is essentially...

Not true in the least. Training is essentially testing. You don't have to do an FTP test to do structured power training at all. You can either do a workout or hit a particular power for a particular...
11-25-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

Is this a constant thing while riding or is there...

Is this a constant thing while riding or is there a particular amount of time you have to ride before this shows up? Off and on through the years I've had an annoying numbness in one or both feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,603
Posted By guadzilla

JHFC. Now i remember why i stopped reading...

JHFC.

Now i remember why i stopped reading Bikeforums all these years. People can just make their points and stop, but no, it always devolves into a ******g pissing contest where everyone has...
11-23-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By margoC

Walk on crutches

I had a foot operation when I was 35, walking on crutches gave me freaky abs.

Back when I rode a road bike all clipped in I developed pretty good abs from pulling up when I pedaled.

Im 63 and...
11-22-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,581
Posted By genejockey

See also ...

See also
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By WhyFi

After relocating, it took me a few years worth of...

After relocating, it took me a few years worth of riding before it finally occurred to me that I could/should take some of my cycling routes when driving. It's nice - they're generally pretty quick...
11-21-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,581
Posted By genejockey

Yes, and there were no claims in it that they've...

Yes, and there were no claims in it that they've 'evolved an immunity to beestings'. Beekeepers often DEVELOP (not evolve) tolerance to beestings, by being stung multiple times, and I'd note that the...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By Trakhak

By the way, relying on the smallest chainring...

By the way, relying on the smallest chainring doesn't wear only the small chainring, it also wears the smallest sprockets in back. The fewer the teeth engaged, the faster the wear. You'll get far...
11-20-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By aceSSone

IMHO, Unless you have back or neck problems most...

IMHO, Unless you have back or neck problems most ppl can ride a road bike. Looking through your eyebrows instead of the natural full face forward helps the neck. It's more about your position on the...
11-20-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,581
Posted By genejockey

Regarding whether humans only had 2000 years...

Regarding whether humans only had 2000 years experience with sucrose, that's a little hard to square with the presence of an enzyme in your saliva that cleaves it into glucose and fructose before...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By aplcr0331

Register for the TrainerRoad Forum...

Register for the TrainerRoad Forum (https://www.trainerroad.com/forum/)

Go to this thread; TrainerRoad Referral Code Requests & Sharing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By ridethecliche

Ahh, I see. Missed that earlier for some reason...

Ahh, I see. Missed that earlier for some reason when everyone was talking about weight distribution and balance. I've tried going up and back to try to keep the knee position the same at 3oclock....
11-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By cubewheels

Clipless is out of my budget for now so won't be...

Clipless is out of my budget for now so won't be having it for the next couple of months. I'm definitely going for clipless as it's safer than toe clips as you said (nobody uses toe clips here due to...
11-18-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By ScottRiqui

I was surprised by low hemoglobin levels about a...

I was surprised by low hemoglobin levels about a month ago when for the first time in my life, I was turned away from donating blood (my level was 11.5, and "normal" is 13.5-17.5. No changes in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By rubiksoval

Funny potential with professional fits. Certainly...

Funny potential with professional fits. Certainly possible to do one and get one fit. Go to another fitter and get a completely different fit. A third results in still another.

In essence, bike...
11-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By pdlamb

At the risk of sounding like Cassandra, are you...

At the risk of sounding like Cassandra, are you sure you've got cause and effect straight? Could you have something causing anemia which is draining the folate from your system?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By jadocs

I had to draw it out. ...

I had to draw it out.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,901
Posted By rsbob

Wow, I am impressed you are still doing it....

Wow, I am impressed you are still doing it. Memorable is not quite the word I had in mind for your flat. We had a front flat on the Alder cutoff Rd decent before the flats heading to Elbe. A front...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,603
Posted By rubiksoval

Training smarter can often allow for harder hard...

Training smarter can often allow for harder hard training, which can be quite the boon.

In any case, it has its limitations like everything. You simply can't train smart enough on 4-8 hours a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,603
Posted By asgelle

D) Train smarter.

D) Train smarter.
11-14-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By PaulGrun

This is exactly what it's like for us. When I...

This is exactly what it's like for us. When I pedal, she pedals; when I stop, she stops. I don't know how it works, but it does. It's almost like magic. (no, it's not due to the magic of the timing...
11-13-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,225
Posted By Leisesturm

OMG. What a mess of good information,...

OMG. What a mess of good information, misinformation, myths, lies, talking over each other ... here, I'll add some more of my own, why not. I skipped a lot of posts after #19, but #26 stood out for...
11-12-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,225
Posted By Iride01

IMO, The only thing that proportional sizing...

IMO, The only thing that proportional sizing tells you is what the max length of crank is you should consider. Nothing about it shows that you must use that length.

And since your upper leg and...
11-11-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By daneh

[QUOTE=Carbonfiberboy;21784546]Oh wow. Good for...

[QUOTE=Carbonfiberboy;21784546]Oh wow. Good for you! You're embarking on a long and interesting journey. First thing. Being self-coached (that's what you're doing) is very difficult because one...
11-11-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Cycletography

daneh : Major kudos to you for your drive and...

daneh : Major kudos to you for your drive and committment to a plan! :thumb:





So much good advice in this post from Carbonfiberboy!!! However, the comment that stood out most to me was "you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By cubewheels

Before I got into cycling, I had occassional...

Before I got into cycling, I had occassional bouts of hypertension due to stress. Hypertension runs in the family. Fortunately, in just 4 months since getting back into cycling, the problem seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By Trakhak

You ride out of the saddle for either of two very...

You ride out of the saddle for either of two very different purposes: short, intense efforts or longer, steady-state efforts. The mistake many riders make is to unthinkingly and substantially...
11-04-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,123
Posted By Rolla

Any time someone posts about bike lanes on...

Any time someone posts about bike lanes on Nextdoor or my neighborhood listserve, all the ranters pile on and describe every sin committed by every cyclist they've ever seen. It's just impotent rage....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By Iride01

Not sure why the position is difficult for us...

Not sure why the position is difficult for us mere mortals. Since I went from a low cadence masher to a high cadence spinner 10 years ago, I pretty much sit all the time. The times I did try to...
11-02-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,331
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, and all your posts. Like I said,...

Yeah, and all your posts.

Like I said, daily high intensity, regardless of how it's obtained, is a very poor training methodology.
11-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By Senior Vagabond

Sorry about the misleading comment. My pedal...

Sorry about the misleading comment. My pedal tension is set to max "release" so it is at the easiest tension level. The index indicator is all the way to the top and the tension screw is turned...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,734
Posted By cubewheels

Being a utility driver for a while is the reason...

Being a utility driver for a while is the reason that kept me away from returning to cycling. So many close calls with cyclists despite being totally focused on driving and never using phone.
...
11-01-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By genejockey

The last sentence there tells you what you need. ...

The last sentence there tells you what you need. Not more power. Less air.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,734
Posted By Maelochs

I respect you greatly, Mr. Carbonfiberboy, and...

I respect you greatly, Mr. Carbonfiberboy, and have about a decade less road-riding experience but sorry ... you don't know how to take a lane.

I take a lane soon enough, and far left enough,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By popeye

I wear one under my chin. I put it on in close...

I wear one under my chin. I put it on in close contact stopped. I will not pace line except with the old woman. You need more than 50' separation at best, cycling is just nasty in a paceline. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By mattscq

You are correct. I just did 2 hours on the turbo...

You are correct. I just did 2 hours on the turbo in total today at a low power output and my legs actually feel better than before. Oddly some tiredness in my neck and hands though which I haven't...
10-29-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By kingston

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers...

I just use a bike with a power meter on rollers with golden cheetah. It's fine for me. Honestly just the rollers were fine for years before I got the power meter. My main goal over the winter is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,361
Posted By Dan333SP

Just to update this thread for anyone who ends up...

Just to update this thread for anyone who ends up searching for covid-related information and didn't see my posts in Addiction, it turns out I developed DVT in one of my legs that is almost certainly...
10-29-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By EPOisDope

My heart rate has remained quite similar to what...

My heart rate has remained quite similar to what is was before. My hematocrit / hemoglobin levels are also about the same as they have always been - middle of the normal range, although I've never...
10-28-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By LV2TNDM

Another reason to achieve high spoke tensions is...

Another reason to achieve high spoke tensions is to improve rim life. Cracked rims are an eventuality for anyone using a wheel long enough. Bill Mould presents a very good explanation on YouTube on...
10-28-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By jpescatore

I've been doing a mix of hiking and biking for...

I've been doing a mix of hiking and biking for many years, really never had to force one to take a back seat to the other - just keep it mixed.

I've found biking hills does keep me in pretty...
10-27-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By jadocs

Bluetooth can be a slight PITA when you have...

Bluetooth can be a slight PITA when you have connected your sensors to multiple devices in the past. Based off that I recommend the following sequence:

1. Reboot your phone and computer before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By 10 Wheels

I tried larger tubes thinking they may be better....

I tried larger tubes thinking they may be better.
Go with the 18-25's
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have the same bike, well a 1999 but it is the...

I have the same bike, well a 1999 but it is the same. I have no braking issues at all. I would not change the brakes out, but do follow Litespud's advice above and you should find they do work well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

There is a lot of natural deterioration of muscle...

There is a lot of natural deterioration of muscle tone and strength beginning around the 50's. It can be overcome with simple exercises (like the excellent suggestion of hanging from your arms every...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,081
Posted By rubiksoval

If you combine the hand position of top right...

If you combine the hand position of top right with the head/back position of bottom right, there's the winner.
10-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By wphamilton

It wouldn't follow that you'll have reduced...

It wouldn't follow that you'll have reduced oxygen levels from a lower maximum heart rate, because of other factors involved. Also, if you did, it would only be while at maximum effort and running...
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