Cristi Băluță

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Aug
22
comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
John is right that energy comes from glycogen, but glycogen is a stored sugar which is still a carbohydrate. Then if you watched the video like you stated, next source of energy is the fresh carbohydrate that you eat during the ride, they are readily available into the blood, no need to store it. As for the fat, is not even mentioned in the first video, in the second video says how bad it is for performance, like also in the second link of John. Maybe the fat thing is true for really fat people, i don't know, but i think you know what i mean that cyclists are not fat.
Aug
21
comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
I suppose you can find contradicting info no matter the subject, but why don't you recommend the guy to eat fat if it's so important? Normal riders don't have any fat anyway. Here is a short video youtube.com/watch?v=9zvmMUGbpvw and one from a guy that actually rode for 24hrs continuously, minute 4:50 for nutrition youtube.com/watch?v=8NCn7qUJKDE
Aug
20
comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
Your information is misleading, i'll not report it even if i feel offended, maybe mine is incomplete but not wrong, i recommend you to document yourself first. The order is carbs, fat, proteins. virtualmedstudent.com/links/healthy_living/…
Aug
20
answered What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
Aug
19
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Aug
19
comment How to ride to work without sweating?
I'm perplexed by the other answers, the only answer is wearing sports clothes. I wear in the summer one that has long sleeve just because i don't have a sport t-shirt, i feel muuuch better than wearing a normal t-shirt, i really don't feel any sweat and i also carry a backpack. Wearing a t-shirt makes it wet in the back in minutes, with the other one i pedal for hours. Also, if you eat healthy the sweat will not smell bad, it's a good thing to do anyway.
Aug
18
comment Why are roadies concerned about weight?
From a recent experience i can tell you that it matters a lot. I had previously a normal steel racing bike and on the street around my house i was getting 30km/h at my best on some 1km segments. I changed with another steel bike with a reynolds lighter frame and i got 34km/h one one segment and i think i can do more but is windy nowadays. Also, the crankset is bigger and the cassette smaller but i still start easier from the rest position. The guy who sold it said it has 10Kg, maybe 9.5 without the packaging. The older one i don't know.
Aug
18
answered A bike smaller than is recommended
Jul
19
comment A bike smaller than is recommended
Thank you for your input. I agree that 4cm is a lot, you can feel even 1cm, i tried to put the saddle higher and i was almost loosing the pedal, while comparing with the previous position i was feeling that is too low and not use enough power. The level of the saddle and handlebars is almost the same on my bike but there are plenty of people out there that have the saddle way higher than the handlebars, and this is how will look the 54 for me. Btw, the problem right now is not the size but the weight and options to buy a light one, the modern ones are crap and the design matters for me.
Jul
18
comment A bike smaller than is recommended
Yeah i think i'll go for it and in the worst case sell it. I can also travel to that city and lose only money instead money and time. If this guy right at the beginning of the video can ride that small bike i think i'll be ok as well youtube.com/watch?v=C3UpXkPanW8
Jul
17
comment A bike smaller than is recommended
@PeteH it comes in many sizes but this is second hand. Here is a link but probably not very helpful dirtbike.ro/bazar/biciclete/cursiere/… One thing that i heard from a guy that i don't trust is that i'll have problems with the pedals hitting the ground sooner than with the current bike, but i just can't see how this can happen or why will be this a problem for me but not for a shorter man.
Jul
16
asked A bike smaller than is recommended