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comment Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
@Kibbee - Most carbon seat post failures are due to people not paying attention and over tightening seat post clamps. There are specific torque values for each bike, and if you over tighten you can cause damage and eventually failure.
Sep
5
comment Best type of headphones while riding
You have it summarised well, if I wear them I generally wear an "ear bud" (In ear), at a moderate volume. I only wear it in the ear that is away from the road, and I don't let it play in urban traffic, only in the more rural areas.
Aug
22
comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
@CristiBăluță - You are right, you don't know. Try reading and understanding rather than listening to a video by a guy selling supplements. Not sure where in my second link you got that fat is bad for performance - Actually it states "The more fit an individual, the more they utilize fats over carbohydrates."
Aug
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Aug
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comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
Can't edit - Here's the fixed links: brianmac.co.uk/esource.htm exrx.net/Nutrition/Substrates.html btc.montana.edu/olympics/nutrition/fuel06.html
Aug
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comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
brianmac.co.uk/esource.htm exrx.net/Nutrition/Substrates.html btc.montana.edu/olympics/nutrition/fuel06.html . I can go on, but that is the gist of it. Muscular glycogen (Not consumed carbohydrates) and fats are the primary sources, with fat being preferred at lower exercise intensities. Even after that, the body takes from muscle and liver stores before digestion for glucose/glycogen. This is basic exercise physiology established fact.
Aug
20
answered What is an 'Open Tubular' tire?
Aug
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comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
-1 for poorly understood information. The body is burning a mixture of fat and glucose. At submaximal intensities (less than 70% max effort) the body is burning approximately 50% fat for energy. The proportion shifts as the intensity goes up, but you are always burning fat in the process, it never gets "cut over" so to speak.
Aug
19
comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
What altitude are you coming from? Durango is 6500ish feet, and if you are coming from a low altitude for sure you want to concentrate on lots of hydration in addition to food. As far as food, Clif bars, gorp, trail mix, dried fruits, anything that you would normally eat on the trail at home. You don't want to find out 15 miles into the ride that your new super-duper high altitude food makes you sick. :)
Aug
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answered Knee Pain and Injury
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answered Time Gaps and Race Strategy
Aug
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comment How does one become an official for bicycle races?
@mattnz He lives in the United States according to his profile. I addressed it as such, rather than trying to guess. You and GeorgeSkoptsov are probably right, it is localized and shows not much research effort.
Aug
16
comment How does one become an official for bicycle races?
@PeteH - Well, then I should expect a long stream of people from various countries linking their NGB regulations for officials, because that should be helpful to someone someday. :)
Aug
16
comment How does one become an official for bicycle races?
@PeteH - So, I should throw out random related information in case someone in the future might read it? Why not add every country in Europe or other continents then?
Aug
16
comment How does one become an official for bicycle races?
I believe the poster is located in the US, so British Cycling would not be of any relevance.
Aug
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answered How does one become an official for bicycle races?
Aug
8
comment What Supporting Muscle Groups Should Be Strengthened?
As @amcnabb stated, this is probably a better fit on the fitness site. Also, we could give more detailed answsers if we knew your specific goals, other than rec fitness/touring. The general answer would be just more biking, but are you looking for long term overall health, being able to lift the couch to get the remote, etc? What do you really want to get out of the program in the end?