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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By Cycletography

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose...

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose slightly down (and I mean ever so slightly) fixed the problem. If you're already slightly nose down then the source of your discomfort could be saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Cycletography

Reviving this thread, as I've recently been made...

Reviving this thread, as I've recently been made aware of No. 22. The Aurora in particular has really peaked my interest. Not cheap... in fact quite expensive. The frameset alone is about $6k USD!...
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Cycletography

You might want to look at bikes with "endurance"...

You might want to look at bikes with "endurance" geometry. These frames strike a good balance between road use and light off-road / gravel use. With two wheelsets (one for road, the other for...
02-20-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By Cycletography

Lots of good info in this ^ post. Also, don't...

Lots of good info in this ^ post. Also, don't forget about the angle of the steerer tube. It will also impact your reach number.

It really pains me to see folks turning to a bike forum for advise...
02-05-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,707
Posted By Cycletography

You left out a few options. :D But that...

You left out a few options. :D But that hefeweizen sounds good.
02-02-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By Cycletography

+1. My only "bionic" hardware is in my lower...

+1. My only "bionic" hardware is in my lower back from a spinal fusion. All other parts are (currently) OEM.
02-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,426
Posted By Cycletography

Fair enough. I know Zwift is quite popular and...

Fair enough. I know Zwift is quite popular and some people really enjoy it. I can also undertstand wanting to add a live, interactive element to what is otherwise a pretty boring activity. At this...
02-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,426
Posted By Cycletography

I had no interest in signing up for Zwift before...

I had no interest in signing up for Zwift before reading this thread, but I was curious. After reading this thread my curiosity has vanished... poof! Zwift sounds like a hot mess. :twitchy:
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Cycletography

FYI regarding the Gravel King line... expect them...

FYI regarding the Gravel King line... expect them to all measure about 3mm more than stated width. I'm running a 700x35 GK+ on my front wheel and a 700X35 SS+ on the rear. Both tires measure 38mm...
01-29-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Cycletography

My advice is this: NEVER take frame fit...

My advice is this: NEVER take frame fit recommendations from anyone on a forum!!! Find a professional, independent fitter in your area and be prepared to pay $100-$200. It's money well spent to make...
01-28-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Cycletography

+1 for Electra. My first bike after two back...

+1 for Electra. My first bike after two back surgeries was an Electra Townie 7D. I ran Maxxis Overdrive Elite tires (26x1.75") on the Townie, which are really good for road use. The bike was/is...
01-28-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By Cycletography

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is...

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is totally doable, especially if your route is flat. If you are comfortable doing century rides there is no reason you can't do a double.

IMO, the...
01-22-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

No, and not a 'job" I wish to have. You're the...

No, and not a 'job" I wish to have. You're the one trying to squash open dialog about facts and science, not me. I'm trying to encourage it.

You seem to employ the "trust me, just do what I say"...
01-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

I think I've made much more than a half-hearted...

I think I've made much more than a half-hearted attempt to clarify... I don't see much discussion about hydration & nutrition needs for rides of varying intensities <<<--- This is the purpose of the...
01-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

I couldn't have said it better myself. So why are...

I couldn't have said it better myself. So why are people so quick to throw stones? I'm just trying to share information. However, if someone throws a stone in my direction I'm perfectly capable of...
01-22-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

Thanks for the info and the references. Very...

Thanks for the info and the references. Very helpful! :thumb: Most of it looks to be about carb-loading, which is of least interest to me (right now). However, it may be a topic that generates...
01-22-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

At this point I'm not trying to do myself any...

At this point I'm not trying to do myself any favors. Some of the responses in the thread are just stupid, uninformed, counter-productive and obtuse! I've never claimed that any single article...
01-22-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

Such willingness to engage in negativity and to...

Such willingness to engage in negativity and to attack the study without a single bit of effort spent commenting on the content of the actual study.

And people wonder why America (and the...
01-22-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

Last time I checked the human body and its need...

Last time I checked the human body and its need for nutrition hasn't changed since 1967. If you find any info in the research paper that is no longer "proven science" please let us know!

Sir Isaac...
01-22-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

For those who missed the intent of the OP I've...

For those who missed the intent of the OP I've placed the key topic in bold, underlined italics. The "for example" statement that follows is just that, an example. I'm not asking anyone how many...
01-22-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

You are ignoring the fact that the blog post is...

You are ignoring the fact that the blog post is based (at least in part) on this source: Bergstrom, J., Hermansen, L., Hultman, E., and Saltin, B. Diet, muscle glycogen and physical performance. Acta...
01-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

This ^ is one of the reasons I posted the info. ...

This ^ is one of the reasons I posted the info. Not necessarily for newer cyclists, but for anyone who wishes to better understand what's behind those generic recommendations so they can make...
01-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

If your blog post was linked to some actual...

If your blog post was linked to some actual research, yes. You seem to consistently ignore that little piece of info when commenting on the link I provided.

I'm happy to engage in a...
01-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

I'm not confused. I just like to advance my...

I'm not confused. I just like to advance my knowledge and understanding so I can systematically work towards established goals. If I was just casually riding around the block at 10-12 mph for 10-20...
01-22-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

You're painting yourself as a "know-it-all" who...

You're painting yourself as a "know-it-all" who thinks everyone should just ignore data and "feel their way" through the process. Can that be done? Yes. Is it efficient? No! For folks who want...
01-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

I agree! However, self learning starts with some...

I agree! However, self learning starts with some assumptions and a plan. The goal is to develop a baseline of working knowledge to more efficiently figure out what works best for our our specific...
01-22-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

I've copied rubiksoval 's "common sense guidance"...

I've copied rubiksoval 's "common sense guidance" above. Can you tell me how that "advice" can tangibly assist someone who is trying to figure out what amount of calories/carbs they might need for a...
01-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

This ^ is totally fair. Admittedly, I made the...

This ^ is totally fair. Admittedly, I made the topic pretty broad. However, the topic was/is "How Many Calories/Carbs Do I Really Need"? The links posted (IMO) answer that question very well. In...
01-22-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

It's responses like this ^ that make me hate...

It's responses like this ^ that make me hate forums. rubiksoval is off on some weird tangent complaining about his belief that I'm trying to plug somebody's business. WTF???!!! Do you actually...
01-21-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

I'm not chastising anyone for being less than...

I'm not chastising anyone for being less than enthusiastic. If "less than enthusiastic" were indeed the reaction, that would be fine. In such a case, the thread simply dies a slow death and we all...
01-20-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

Oh, it's gone where I expected it would......

Oh, it's gone where I expected it would... unfortunately. No worries. There's a lot of good info in those links for anyone who wishes to look at the information for what it is... information. ...
01-20-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

Good for you. One less thing to worry about.

Good for you. One less thing to worry about.
01-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

It's interesting what people focus on and how...

It's interesting what people focus on and how they interpret the same information very differently. My takeaways from the referenced sources don't line up with yours at all.
01-20-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

You're partly correct. The author of the article...

You're partly correct. The author of the article is not the "source" of the info. He's commenting on and breaking down the findings from a research study (referenced in the article). There's a lot of...
01-20-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

Yes, you are absolutely correct. :thumb: ...

Yes, you are absolutely correct. :thumb:

Same goes for most other folks, but most don't seem to realize it. That's one of the reasons I posted the links. However, based on the responses so far,...
01-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Cycletography

How Many Calories/Carbs Do I Really Need?

I've been following some of the nutrition & hydration threads and have found them informative. However, I don't see much discussion about hydration & nutrition needs for rides of varying intensities....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Cycletography

Ongoing shortages and continued interruptions to...

Ongoing shortages and continued interruptions to the global supply chain in 2021 woud not surprise me. I've been accumulating spare parts and maintenance supplies when items are available so I have...
01-09-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Cycletography

For recovery I usually have yogurt with oats,...

For recovery I usually have yogurt with oats, pecans or walnuts, cinnamon and a banana.
01-09-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,455
Posted By Cycletography

I too put in a lot of miles and ride nearly every...

I too put in a lot of miles and ride nearly every day. As a result, my sleep patterns have been disrupted. Most days I'm up between 3:30 and 4:30 am (not by choice). It hasn't been a big problem...
01-07-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cycletography

The new recipes are working out very well. Since...

The new recipes are working out very well. Since I ran out of honey I substituted agave syrup in the gel recipe and I think I prefer it. It's a little less sweet than the honey. The nutritional value...
01-07-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,756
Posted By Cycletography

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still...

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I'll probably go for a ride and think about it. :ride:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cycletography

Sweet bike! Enjoy :beer:

Sweet bike! Enjoy :beer:
01-06-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cycletography

New and (much) improved maltodextrin recipes for...

New and (much) improved maltodextrin recipes for today...

Yesterday's gel was pretty aweful, so I went in a totally different direction. My new malto-honey-peanut butter gel is really tasty if you...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By Cycletography

My 1st Century of 2021 ...

My 1st Century of 2021


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01-05-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cycletography

Right you are! My recipes need some work. The...

Right you are! My recipes need some work. The maltodextrin with electrolytes and a little Gatorade powder was not a good mix. A little too salty and the Gatorade did little to add "flavor". The...
01-05-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cycletography

I received my 50lb bag of maltodextrin along with...

I received my 50lb bag of maltodextrin along with the pink himalayan salt, magnesium citrate, and potassium chloride. This morning I made a couple bottles of the following: ~700ml water, 50g...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,633
Posted By Cycletography

Not sure what tire width you're looking for, but...

Not sure what tire width you're looking for, but the Panaracer Gravel King tires would work well with that bike in general and would also work well for a touring application. They make a few...
01-04-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Cycletography

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3...

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3 sizes too small. Seems like a lot of time, energy and expense for what will be a sub-optimal fit (at best).
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,633
Posted By Cycletography

+1 for changing the tires. Other than that I'm...

+1 for changing the tires. Other than that I'm not sure you'll get more overall benefit from the other weight-saving ideas you mention in the original post.

I'd keep the front rack if you're...
01-03-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Cycletography

The best option for me is a comfortable camera...

The best option for me is a comfortable camera strap that allows me to slide the camera front and back. This allows me to keep the camera on my back while riding, and I can qhickly slide the camera...
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