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08-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By guachi

A backpack or saddlebag might also work for your...

A backpack or saddlebag might also work for your commute. That my open up more bike options.

Though if you are riding on gravel a gravel bike (duh) would be appropriate. So might an endurance...
08-15-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By guachi

GCN actually did a video on commuting and...

GCN actually did a video on commuting and aerodynamics. They looked at what way carrying your clothes, etc. was the most aerodynamic. They tested backpack, rear panniers, and a top tube bar. Sadly, I...
08-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,036
Posted By guachi

And there are some leaders of countries who are...

And there are some leaders of countries who are so unfit they couldn't bike to the end of the driveway.

My sister lives in NZ and thinks this is cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,246
Posted By guachi

There's no indication this ride is some kind of...

There's no indication this ride is some kind of race or even pretends to be a race. There are no timed segments or any indication there are pace lines of any kind.

In one picture from the event...
08-09-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 938
Posted By guachi

My resting heart rate is somewhere in the 80s....

My resting heart rate is somewhere in the 80s. Maximum heart rate is about 190 and I can sustain in the low 170s at 90-95% of my FTP for an hour (at least according to last nights ride). I'm 45.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,246
Posted By guachi

Thanks for the recommendations and tips. I'm not...

Thanks for the recommendations and tips. I'm not sure if the event allows aero bars but with the course so flat it seemed like the best scenario to use them, if allowed.

I have enough choices...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,816
Posted By guachi

Question about the Fizik shoes - did you find the...

Question about the Fizik shoes - did you find the sizing was accurate? And how would you describe the width? None of the three bike shops in town carry Fizik shoes so I was unable to try them on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,059
Posted By guachi

Thanks. Makes sense considering the Elites...

Thanks.

Makes sense considering the Elites are 1850g and one would assume the stock wheels are heavier.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,246
Posted By guachi

Aero Bar Recommendations

I own a 2019 Trek Domane SL5 Disc. I will be doing my first century at the beginning of September in Delaware, the Amish Country Bike Tour. The course is ridiculously flat; the 100-mile course has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,059
Posted By guachi

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 disc. Do you (or does...

I have a 2019 Domane SL5 disc. Do you (or does anyone) have information on how heavy the stock wheels and tires are? I failed in my attempts to find out.
08-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,950
Posted By guachi

Neither of those are about reduction in...

Neither of those are about reduction in inflammation from exercise. So neither is relevant to taking CBD for recovery after exercising.

At least the cherry juice studies I mentioned actually...
08-02-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,262
Posted By guachi

Carbohydrates provide a great source of ready...

Carbohydrates provide a great source of ready energy. However, you aren't riding for hours and hours at a high intensity so a low carbohydrate diet to deal with your diabetes likely won't affect your...
08-01-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,950
Posted By guachi

You could eat cherries/drink cherry juice to do...

You could eat cherries/drink cherry juice to do what CBD oil claims to do. There are actual scientific articles demonstrating effectiveness of the stuff. There are no scientific studies of CBD oil...
08-01-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,950
Posted By guachi

He's not a fool.

He's not a fool.
08-01-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By guachi

Yes, that one. Every exercise is awesome. There's...

Yes, that one. Every exercise is awesome. There's also a GCN video from when it was new with some of the other exercises I mentioned.

I do all of those exercises that don't require equipment with...
08-01-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By guachi

The tires on the 7.2 look like 32c tires so they...

The tires on the 7.2 look like 32c tires so they aren't knobbly mountain bike tires but they also probably don't have the lowest rolling resistance. Combine that with a typical upright riding posture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By guachi

If you are going to be there for most of August...

If you are going to be there for most of August there is an organized bike ride out to Three Forks and back on August 24th. I wanted to go but I can't get out of work in time. Unfortunately, I don't...
07-31-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,701
Posted By guachi

Yesterday I read a scientific study done two...

Yesterday I read a scientific study done two years ago that tested wrist vs. a Polar chest vs. an ECG machine.

The ECG was what the other devices were tested against. Each device was tested on...
07-31-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By guachi

I'm in the Navy and we have a semiannual fitness...

I'm in the Navy and we have a semiannual fitness test. We can ride an exercise bike for the cardio portion (so I do). It's twelve minutes and the scoring is basically a W/kg test.

We also do two...
07-31-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By guachi

GCN had a video with Emma Pooley - one of her...

GCN had a video with Emma Pooley - one of her first videos - where she does a number of core exercises that include the stuff mention here. She did planks, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By guachi

Zwift makes my smart trainer (Wahoo Kickr Core)...

Zwift makes my smart trainer (Wahoo Kickr Core) actually enjoyable. That and it's just too damn hot here in Georgia in the afternoon in the summer so a trainer is a better alternative.
07-31-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

What surprised me most about weight loss studies...

What surprised me most about weight loss studies and the follow-up keeping weight off studies is how beneficial resistance training is to effective weight management. I read an article yesterday by a...
07-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By guachi

My wife as a Trek Verve 2 with an 8-speed...

My wife as a Trek Verve 2 with an 8-speed cassette. I have a Trek Domane SL5 with an 11-speed cassette. I bought a Wahoo Kickr Core as it's much less expensive than the Kickr. It doesn't come with a...
07-30-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

I wish the diatribe against carbohydrates would...

I wish the diatribe against carbohydrates would just stop. You don't need to, and probably shouldn't, cut carbs and only eat protein and fat. Carbohydrates are a great source of ready energy, foods...
07-30-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By guachi

Same components (IIRC) and the only difference is...

Same components (IIRC) and the only difference is the carbon frame. It didn't seem worth it to spend $700 more for a carbon frame on a second bike. So the only reason really is price Even as a first...
07-30-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By guachi

It might be you. You can change up your biking to...

It might be you. You can change up your biking to best take advantage of your time on the bike as far as training goes. For me, the best thing I did was get a power meter, though mine is part of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By guachi

My problem with my one set of Assos bibs is that...

My problem with my one set of Assos bibs is that they are a touch too small. Or maybe they aren't small and they're just designed to fit more snugly.
07-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,023
Posted By guachi

Matching *is* important! It makes you go faster. ...

Matching *is* important! It makes you go faster.

I have a Domane SL5 in black/red. I also like GCN, on YouTube. Their standard kit colors are black/red/white. Perfect! So I bought some from their...
07-29-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By guachi

My wife has back issues and we got the Trek...

My wife has back issues and we got the Trek equivalent of the Cypress - the Verve.

She tried the FX and it was far too aggressive for her. So for you, you might find it a good compromise between...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By guachi

They Synapse with the older 105, is that 10-speed...

They Synapse with the older 105, is that 10-speed or 11-speed?

Also, I always like 32c tires to soak up road bumps. Even then, the ride can be harsher than I'd like.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By guachi

I don't think I've ever seen a study that...

I don't think I've ever seen a study that actually shows if or how much more power you can transfer to the pedals using clipless pedals versus anything else.
07-27-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

How, in the age of Google, do you not know of a...

How, in the age of Google, do you not know of a form of exercise that burns more than 600 kcal/hour? I mean, just look at the name of this forum for starters.

But I'll add: rowing, jogging (even...
07-26-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,023
Posted By guachi

That's a very pretty color. My favorite bike...

That's a very pretty color.

My favorite bike of all time was a Bianchi Boardwalk hybrid in blue and white.
07-26-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,023
Posted By guachi

I did a ride two days ago on a flat,...

I did a ride two days ago on a flat, wind-sheltered packed dirt path (Augusta, GA Canal). There's a Strava segment that encompasses most of the up and back on the trail. It's about 16 km total...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,059
Posted By guachi

The black/orange are my high school colors. I...

The black/orange are my high school colors. I like that.

It's also probably really expensive. I like that as it means I won't have any incentive to buy it!
07-23-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By guachi

I have a Domane SL5 and I really like it. It's...

I have a Domane SL5 and I really like it. It's comfortable (aside from the seat), compliant, and the isospeed really works.
07-23-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

And here I was feeling good I did 865kJ in one...

And here I was feeling good I did 865kJ in one hour yesterday going really hard (89% of 269W FTP. Was shooting for an even 90%). But I'm 45 and I've only been going hard on the bike for 2.5 months...
07-19-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,733
Posted By guachi

Like others have said, a higher cadence means...

Like others have said, a higher cadence means less stress on my knees and less chance of hitting neuromuscular failure. The flatter it is the higher I can comfortably get my cadence and I'll settle...
07-19-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,141
Posted By guachi

Now that I've started cycling more the only thing...

Now that I've started cycling more the only thing I've consciously changed is hydration. 16-24 ounces of water for the first hour. If there is a second hour I'll use some kind of energy drink....
07-18-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

If they burned more calories than they consumed...

If they burned more calories than they consumed then (barring water retention) they would lose weight. It's not scientifically possible for any other outcome to occur. If they neither gained nor lost...
07-18-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,767
Posted By guachi

It's been mid to upper 90s here in Georgia....

It's been mid to upper 90s here in Georgia. That's too hot so all of my riding in the last month had been on my turbo trainer.
07-17-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

It's not the exercise, it's the eating. The...

It's not the exercise, it's the eating. The people in the study ate all of their exercise calories back.

The only weight loss I've had in the last 25 years has come from exercise. I just didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By guachi

I'll third (fourth, fifth) the suggestion of a...

I'll third (fourth, fifth) the suggestion of a $500-600 hybrid.

The 3x8 drivetrain is nice. My wife has a Trek (not an FX. She needed something more upright) and it has a 3x8 setup like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By guachi

I ride stronger in the mid afternoon to evening...

I ride stronger in the mid afternoon to evening on a day I've had some calories but not a big meal recently. Hydration hours before is important which is probably a reason I hate riding first thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By guachi

My first cycling shorts were Canir shorts, not...

My first cycling shorts were Canir shorts, not bibs. Did their job in eliminating chafing, though my rides weren't long enough to need any padding.

I got a second pair (this time Garneau) from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,571
Posted By guachi

First thought when I saw the topic was...

First thought when I saw the topic was "cameras!!!!"

I was not disappointed.

I think cycling appeals to the GAS type as there is a lot of tech and product involved to obsess about. It's similar...
07-11-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,900
Posted By guachi

This is the primary reason I would watch these...

This is the primary reason I would watch these types of food - it's easy to overeat them. The easiest way I've found to lose weight are by reducing "empty" calories where the nutritive value is...
07-05-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,510
Posted By guachi

I will never shave the hair on my legs for...

I will never shave the hair on my legs for cycling.
07-01-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By guachi

Bring on the microbe enemas!

Bring on the microbe enemas!
06-28-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By guachi

Without more information I'd say a 52 would be...

Without more information I'd say a 52 would be too small. Your can always test ride it.

My wife is 5' 6" and has a 52 cm bike. I'm 5' 10" and I can ride her bike no problem when it's hooked to the...
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