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08-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By Hermes

I have found that FTP for me varies quite a bit...

I have found that FTP for me varies quite a bit based upon the terrain or technology chosen. Flat and slight downhill is harder for me to generate power than 6-8% grade uphill climbing. I generate...
08-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,177
Posted By Hermes

They do not have any. The fastest under 23 male...

They do not have any. The fastest under 23 male for the hour record is 3rd behind Wiggans which is quite good just not WR.

If the under 23 male racers were the fastest, they would dominate the UCI...
08-08-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By Hermes

The z2 or endurance level of effort is easier...

The z2 or endurance level of effort is easier part. There is no rest per se in the 10 minute interval only rest between each 10 minutes. You may alter the level of effort for each effort in the 10...
08-08-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Gyms are closed and we are working out at home. ...

Gyms are closed and we are working out at home. I purchased a specialty piece of equipment that we use almost daily at the gym, when open. My thinking is...Hey if it shows up in two weeks and the...
08-07-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta is a cruel mistress. Stay safe out there...

Fiesta is a cruel mistress. Stay safe out there and good luck!
08-06-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By Hermes

Sorry about the shorthand. ANO2 is anaerobic so...

Sorry about the shorthand. ANO2 is anaerobic so that is your 1 minute interval that can be has hard as you can push for 1 minute but may be less. VO2 is the level of effort between the maximum one...
08-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By Hermes

Back to 1:15 training for fitness...I did a VO2 /...

Back to 1:15 training for fitness...I did a VO2 / ANO2 workout this AM on the TT bike that included a 1’ interval.

Warmup and then...3x(2’ VO2 effort, 3’ z2, 1’ ANO2, 2’ z2, 2’ VO2) 5-8 minutes...
08-06-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: The thread is getting off topic....

Moderation note: The thread is getting off topic. cubewheels you have your own thread in Training and Nutrition about your training. Please take further discussions concerning your training to that...
08-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,177
Posted By Hermes

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that...

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that he ever had a pro license since he raced for British Cycling. Although the queen did knight him. He is famous for World Cup, Olympics, Pan Am Games,...
08-05-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,177
Posted By Hermes

I speak a dialect of Doge...maybe I can...

I speak a dialect of Doge...maybe I can interpret.:D

Our US kids are talented, fast and have done well in Euro races. They are equal to and competitive with anything Europe has. In crits they...
08-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesdays on Fiesta. Unlike some racers on...

TTT Tuesdays on Fiesta. Unlike some racers on this forum who burn sub 8 minute laps on Fiesta, we had trouble getting under 11 minutes. We finally broke 11 on lap six when we finally got a clear lap...
08-03-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 215,723
Posted By Hermes

Piano lesson today and finished an played another...

Piano lesson today and finished an played another Bach Invention and assigned another one.

Here is a young girl performing it. I like her rendition a lot.
...
08-03-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By Hermes

Glad you and the bike are okay. Good work but...

Glad you and the bike are okay. Good work but for the crash.
08-03-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By Hermes

You are welcome. Here is a link to the bike...

You are welcome. Here is a link to the bike forum racing forum workout recipe stickie. https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/635841-bikeforums-net-workout-recipe-book.html. You may get...
08-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,387
Posted By Hermes

I will let Rubik comment on your question to him....

I will let Rubik comment on your question to him. My observation is that you have way too much warmup.

Let me explain. Old school conventional wisdom coupled with dogma had sprinters warming up...
08-03-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,177
Posted By Hermes

Depends.

Depends.
07-31-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 147,493
Posted By Hermes

With respect to more versus less seat to bar drop...

With respect to more versus less seat to bar drop and hip angle, it is important to accurately test different positions. In practice, there may not be much, if any, difference in CdA between the two...
07-31-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 147,493
Posted By Hermes

If I suspect your seat could go a little higher...

If I suspect your seat could go a little higher but it looks okay in the video. When I did my fit with ERO in conjunction with aero testing, Manton raised my seat a lot. Time trial specialists do...
07-30-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 770
Posted By Hermes

I traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia...

I traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia although I did not get to the Philippines. I get the traffic and road conditions not being great for sustained cycling. I remember golfing in...
07-30-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 147,493
Posted By Hermes

Run the calculation on increased friction due to...

Run the calculation on increased friction due to chain bending around different cassettes. It is significant. Hour record set up with big big. At least a 15t rear cassette
07-29-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 881
Posted By Hermes

Specialized built and operates its own wind...

Specialized built and operates its own wind tunnel. IMO, they do a great job discussing and quantifying what an aero upgrade is worth by running tests in the tunnel. They have a number videos...
07-28-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 215,723
Posted By Hermes

In other music news, we watched Hamilton on...

In other music news, we watched Hamilton on Disney. It was excellent but quite a change from an Andrew Lloyd Weber musical. The digital version was very good but I am sure the live version on...
07-28-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 215,723
Posted By Hermes

I was surfing youtube and found this video of...

I was surfing youtube and found this video of Sara Brightman and Antonio Bandaros performing a song from Phantom of the Opera. I did not know that Banderos was that good of a singer. I always thought...
07-28-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesdays at Fiesta. 6 laps 40K TTT 1’ pulls...

TTT Tuesdays at Fiesta. 6 laps 40K TTT 1’ pulls with a 10” acceleration every lap - 1:06, 22.1 mph. Normal Fiesta winds. Tempo / SST power. Great morning and ideal temperature for a long effort.
07-27-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Coast ride and Camp Pendleton endurance rides. ...

Coast ride and Camp Pendleton endurance rides. The coast ride featured the most cyclists we have seen on the road in NorCal or SoCal. It seemed like one big charity ride with 10,000 starters. We...
07-27-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,054
Posted By Hermes

I thought the turbomolecular pump was referring...

I thought the turbomolecular pump was referring to a new smart trainer design that enables enhanced Zwifting capability.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,473
Posted By Hermes

We are reopening the thread and please return to...

We are reopening the thread and please return to the original topic of drafting. We removed some of the more egregious references to touching women.

Also, we suggest members read through the USAC...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,473
Posted By Hermes

We are going to clean up the references to...

We are going to clean up the references to touching of women and others.

At Bifeforums, we support our female members and their right not to be harassed by men. Even though, women may smile when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,473
Posted By Hermes

Closed for moderation review and cleanup.

Closed for moderation review and cleanup.
07-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta time trial bike solo. Partner in all day...

Fiesta time trial bike solo. Partner in all day meeting. Boo. What to do. I reached back several years and did a workout from the S&A period. Sprinters warmup with accelerations, seated and...
07-22-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Trackies do not know anything but high cadence. I...

Trackies do not know anything but high cadence. I have been doing high cadence work for the last 12 years. I think the podcasts are great. I do not think it is so simple as increasing cadence is a...
07-22-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Chris routinely did over 4500 FPH in the Low Key...

Chris routinely did over 4500 FPH in the Low Key Hill Climb races series during the time that I raced the series in NorCal. In fact, most of the better male climbers are above 1000 VAM or 3000 FPH.
...
07-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays. I was a very nice morning...

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays. I was a very nice morning with light winds for the first two laps and then the wind came. Averaged 21 mph for the 4 laps. Nothing exciting just some solid z2/z3 TT bike work.
07-17-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,054
Posted By Hermes

Careful. He could actually get us committed....

Careful. He could actually get us committed. :eek:
07-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By Hermes

FWIW, I have observed racers who have attempted...

FWIW, I have observed racers who have attempted and succeeded at setting an hour world record. My coach has a protocol and it is a volume play that starts with strength and adaptation moving to 5...
07-17-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,054
Posted By Hermes

My wife co-authored a recent journal article...

My wife co-authored a recent journal article titled the Evolution of Data Ethics in Clinical Research and Drug Development published in Elsevier. ...
07-16-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta hour of power.

Fiesta hour of power.
07-16-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By Hermes

Every coach that I have used seems to have their...

Every coach that I have used seems to have their own protocol for adding endurance in a periodized training program to support a goal. Currently, I am not on any program other than stay fit and...
07-15-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,054
Posted By Hermes

The IRS and State of CA sucked the money I owed...

The IRS and State of CA sucked the money I owed them out of my account today.:cry:
07-15-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Old guys are scared to detrain for fear that what...

Old guys are scared to detrain for fear that what is lost will not return. This theory is perpetuated in social media and by some coaches. Yes, age does seem to reek havoc on performance but I see...
07-14-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By Hermes

I am all in for tan and skinny.:D

I am all in for tan and skinny.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,866
Posted By Hermes

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can...

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can pry them from my cold dead hands.
07-13-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,667
Posted By Hermes

What I have found for me is that climbing cadence...

What I have found for me is that climbing cadence is a bit of a red herring. For beginners, learning to spin is a great idea but once one can hold various cadences, I have not found that higher...
07-13-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Hermes

I have found that it does not take much...

I have found that it does not take much difference to generate some tingling in my hands. A very slight rotation in the bars can cause it or different gloves. It seems like too much padding in my...
07-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

Typical endurance training this weekend along the...

Typical endurance training this weekend along the coast and Camp Pendleton.

On Saturday, my wife and I approached the light at Del Mar Heights road going south on PCH. Typically, this is a long...
07-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills.

Moved to Pills and Ills.
07-12-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,054
Posted By Hermes

There are two rules for deductions without...

There are two rules for deductions without penalty. One must pay in 90% each quarter of what is due IRS and there is a safe harbor if one pays in more than one owed in the previous year. Hence, one...
07-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 861,925
Posted By Hermes

You are correct about the floating part....

You are correct about the floating part. Sometimes I think all the spinning is a mental distraction. At the Hermes, we are into biohacks (legal). Here is a book that is published by the guys who own...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,815
Posted By Hermes

Yes to the cloth mask. Also, I carry a small...

Yes to the cloth mask. Also, I carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer.
07-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,145
Posted By Hermes

Welcome back RChung Many of the posters in this...

Welcome back RChung Many of the posters in this thread are no longer active. It may be fun to start a new aero thread or continue this one as we have new TT riders such as burnthesheep, TMonk , and...
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