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04-05-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,118
Posted By gregf83

I often get a high HR over 200 at the start of a...

I often get a high HR over 200 at the start of a ride if my jersey is dry and flapping at all. Once I start to sweat it settles down. If you don't feel anything different when it's up it's likely...
04-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By gregf83

I'm aware, but it has nothing to do with the...

I'm aware, but it has nothing to do with the bike. You can rollup your shorts on any bike if needed.
04-05-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,426
Posted By gregf83

I think/hope there will be some permanent changes...

I think/hope there will be some permanent changes in our society. I've been at home for 3 wks but had to drive into town once for a medical appointment during the week. It was like driving at 7AM on...
04-05-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By gregf83

I thought a TT bike was meant to go faster. Do...

I thought a TT bike was meant to go faster. Do they have some special characteristics that I'm not aware of? Do they make it easier to rollup your shorts?
04-02-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By gregf83

KK trainers have a larger roller diameter than...

KK trainers have a larger roller diameter than many trainers and are easier on tires. I just use older tires (GP4000) and have never noticed any significant wear.
03-31-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By gregf83

The HR on my Fenix 5 provides a general indicator...

The HR on my Fenix 5 provides a general indicator of HR but it's far from accurate when HR is changing. For example I sometimes do some repeats on a set of stairs to the beach (50m elevation). The...
03-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,037
Posted By gregf83

There's also a good chance the offensive cyclist...

There's also a good chance the offensive cyclist was mentally challenged in some way. Better to let these things slide than go around punching everyone in the nose.
03-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,037
Posted By gregf83

It's not worth getting worked up over badly...

It's not worth getting worked up over badly behaving motorists or cyclists. There are plenty of both and you'll just raise your stress levels if you get upset every time a motorist or cyclist does...
03-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By gregf83

Beautiful! That's awfully nice wood to find at a...

Beautiful! That's awfully nice wood to find at a dump. Looks like either a very wide piece in the center or book matched. Well done!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By gregf83

Increasing the slow twitch ratio is much easier...

Increasing the slow twitch ratio is much easier than the other way around - “sprinters are born, not made”.
03-27-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,341
Posted By gregf83

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good” - It’s...

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good” - It’s still necessary to test, even if coverage is not 100%, to determine the efficacy of containment measures.
03-24-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,867
Posted By gregf83

Really? Braking to walking speed and then...

Really? Braking to walking speed and then accelerating back up to cruising speed is a 'challenge'? Presumably you're doing this for exercise. I slow down for little kids and dogs as they are...
03-24-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By gregf83

South Korea used this technology to effectively...

South Korea used this technology to effectively control the spread of COVID-19 with less draconian lockdown measures than other countries. It does require you to give the government similar...
03-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,703
Posted By gregf83

Still riding solo. Italy & Spain banned all...

Still riding solo. Italy & Spain banned all riding, presumably to eliminate the possibility of an injury wasting valuable medical resources.

While I can't be certain it will never happen, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By gregf83

Love that city and area. Happy to fill out the...

Love that city and area. Happy to fill out the survey once the link is fixed.
03-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,990
Posted By gregf83

I agree. It's better to leave the decision for...

I agree. It's better to leave the decision for lockdown to the individual cities and wait until the situation becomes critical before taking action. Follow the Italian model :)
03-20-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,990
Posted By gregf83

You're getting bogged down in minutia. Once the...

You're getting bogged down in minutia. Once the virus gets hold in a region there isn't a lot of difference in the growth rates. The slope of all the lines regardless of whether it's a city or...
03-20-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,990
Posted By gregf83

The important take away from the graphs is not...

The important take away from the graphs is not the absolute numbers but the slopes of the line which represent the growth rates. California is currently about 3 wks behind Italy. If they don't react...
03-20-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,990
Posted By gregf83

You don't appear to understand what 'exponential'...

You don't appear to understand what 'exponential' growth is. California, along with the rest of the world, is experiencing exponential growth. Attempts are being made with measures like lockdown to...
03-15-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,451
Posted By gregf83

Not illegal...also not necessary to ride with...

Not illegal...also not necessary to ride with knives and pepper spray around here. I think I’d find another hobby if I had to carry protection.
02-02-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By gregf83

I put my 520 on the bike in the garage and it’s...

I put my 520 on the bike in the garage and it’s usually locked by the time I get my shoes and jacket. It’s very fast if you ride every day. If you don’t use it for a while it will take longer as it...
11-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,914
Posted By gregf83

I don’t know about your setup but for most people...

I don’t know about your setup but for most people it’s impossible to replicate the cooling effects provided by riding outdoors. Even with fans and a cold room I’m much hotter indoors than outdoors....
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By gregf83

I have a 60km commute on pavement which I do up...

I have a 60km commute on pavement which I do up to a few times per year with 35mm studs. It’s significantly more work to do with studs, I wouldn’t want to do it everyday.

For myself, I try and...
11-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,778
Posted By gregf83

I just use regular wax. Once every 6 months or so...

I just use regular wax. Once every 6 months or so I pour a few cups of water into the crock pot, heat up the wax and let it cool. Most of the gunk in the wax settles down into the water and the cool...
11-05-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,599
Posted By gregf83

No disrespect, but I read that comment from your...

No disrespect, but I read that comment from your first post and discount pretty much anything else you have to say. I've never been on a non-electric bike that had 'amazing' hill climbing ability....
11-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,599
Posted By gregf83

I think the difference is mostly marketing...

I think the difference is mostly marketing horse**** intended to sell more bikes. Most people would do fine on either.

When you actually compare the geometry of gravel and cross bikes the...
11-04-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By gregf83

61km RT and I use a Powertap or SRM for power....

61km RT and I use a Powertap or SRM for power. Around 2 hrs give or take depending on the wind. I have very few stops so my ride is fairly steady apart from a couple of hills and a bunch of...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By gregf83

+1. I've been deferring my ride into work later...

+1. I've been deferring my ride into work later and later to be able to ride in the sun. These days we're getting fog in the morning and I'd just as soon wait a little longer for some of it to burn...
11-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By gregf83

I just ride how I feel without worrying about...

I just ride how I feel without worrying about zones. Going up hills I'm at threshold or above, on the flats I would mostly be in an endurance zone. I'd rather drive than ride slow enough not to...
11-03-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By gregf83

What's wrong with showering twice a day? Pretty...

What's wrong with showering twice a day? Pretty tough to ride 20mi to work without needing a shower. You don't need to be a Cat 1 to avg 200W for a couple hours/day.
11-03-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By gregf83

Don't worry about it. As your fitness and power...

Don't worry about it. As your fitness and power improves your natural comfortable cadence will increase. Pros who can ride for an hour at 5-6W/kg will typically have a cadence above 90 RPM at those...
11-02-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,401
Posted By gregf83

Tell her to bend her arms more. The bike/wheels...

Tell her to bend her arms more. The bike/wheels have a relatively small effect on overall drag. The dominant factor is your body. The only two reasons for going slower are less power and/or more...
11-02-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,176
Posted By gregf83

If your fear is related to slipping on ice get...

If your fear is related to slipping on ice get some studded tires. If you just don't like cold I don't know what to suggest other than wearing appropriate clothes. If, at the end of your ride, you're...
11-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,685
Posted By gregf83

Tough luck with you bike. A little ironic that...

Tough luck with you bike. A little ironic that one of the few bikes that says it's not a problem riding on the trainer breaks and all the other bikes that have disclaimers are fine. I think this is...
11-01-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By gregf83

Every day this week I've burned an extra 1400+...

Every day this week I've burned an extra 1400+ Cals/day from commuting. Using your approach I'd be running a deficit of 1900 Cals/day. I don't think I could manage that.

For me, adding an extra...
10-31-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By gregf83

There are some small differences in how one...

There are some small differences in how one metabolizes different types of food but these are 2nd and 3rd order effects that don't really explain why people gain or lose weight. The majority of...
10-31-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,257
Posted By gregf83

All these apps seem pretty well connected....

All these apps seem pretty well connected. MyFitnessPal takes Calories from Garmin Connect. If you have a powermeter Garmin uses kJ for Calories. Once you connect Garmin to Myfitness the transfer is...
10-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,351
Posted By gregf83

Plenty of ways to measure power without a power...

Plenty of ways to measure power without a power meter. Timing yourself up a hill of known height is the traditional way. I don't know what riders did before the invention of watches. Tougher to...
10-28-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,815
Posted By gregf83

Hence, the need for aerobic not strength,...

Hence, the need for aerobic not strength, training. The point is that when climbing with decent power you're pushing about 1/2 as hard as you do climbing stairs. Strength is seldom the limiter when...
10-28-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,815
Posted By gregf83

This. Cycling, and climbing hills in particular,...

This. Cycling, and climbing hills in particular, is an aerobic sport. If your legs have enough strength to climb stairs they have enough for climbing.

For reference the peak pedal force while...
10-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,854
Posted By gregf83

We have Limited Speed Motorcycles (LSM) defined...

We have Limited Speed Motorcycles (LSM) defined in our area. It applies to bikes with a motor less than 49cc or 1.5kW, max speed of 79kph and max weight of 95kg. They can travel on the roads but the...
10-23-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By gregf83

Best value for measuring power is an older wired...

Best value for measuring power is an older wired SRM or Powertap. They work well but generally require a non-Garmin head unit to record. Plenty of old wired powermeters sitting around in riders...
10-19-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By gregf83

I don't have a lot of experience riding in the...

I don't have a lot of experience riding in the snow but bought some Marathon Winter (700x35) tires a couple of years ago. They work well on ice or packed snow but not really feasible for fresh snow....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,895
Posted By gregf83

I often create routes in the default free mode...

I often create routes in the default free mode and get turn by tun navigation on my Garmin 520. It beeps 100 or so meters before each turn. I pay when I want to import rides from Strava and make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 28,282
Posted By gregf83

Now you understand how motorists feel about...

Now you understand how motorists feel about cyclists.
10-17-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,466
Posted By gregf83

My guess is they don't have anyone to work on the...

My guess is they don't have anyone to work on the problem. Their recommended solution is to use the Wahoo fitness app for recording. Presumably Wahoo doesn't crash for millions of users.
10-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,466
Posted By gregf83

Well if you signed up for Summit based on...

Well if you signed up for Summit based on recording HR I would ask for a refund. I suspect they wouldn't hesitate to provide a refund. If they don't you could force a chargeback from your CC company.
10-17-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,466
Posted By gregf83

Where did you read this? I don't use the phone...

Where did you read this? I don't use the phone app but just tried it and it didn't have any problem pairing with a BT HR monitor. It's not going to work with ANT+ sensors unless your phone happens to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,878
Posted By gregf83

I have both. For MTB and winter road bike riding...

I have both. For MTB and winter road bike riding I prefer disc. For summer and dry riding I prefer the simplicity of rim brakes.

Disc brakes require more attention and often squeal which may or...
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