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12-04-19, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk We stayed in Kaanapali and went to just...

TMonk We stayed in Kaanapali and went to just hang out for TG. We thought about renting electric bikes but all they had were clunky stuff. According to the bike shop there are three rides on Maui -...
12-04-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 864
Posted By Hermes

On my 60th birthday, 10 years ago, I raced a...

On my 60th birthday, 10 years ago, I raced a match sprint tournament at the velodrome all ages and was at the top of the B flying 200 meters. The entire gang sang Happy Birthday to me. It was pretty...
12-04-19, 10:46 AM
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Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Back from Maui. We drove the fondo course to...

Back from Maui.

We drove the fondo course to see the terrain. It reminded us of a combination of New Zealand and Tahiti where parts of the road was steep and very punchy climbing to long stretches...
12-02-19, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Wife and I are in Maui over Thanksgiving. We...

Wife and I are in Maui over Thanksgiving. We rented Specialized Roubaix and did a 32 mile out and back ride this AM.

There was a Grand Fondo yesterday that was a 60 mile loop around the north...
11-27-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 187,873
Posted By Hermes

Doge. Sounds interesting. As you know, it is...

Doge. Sounds interesting. As you know, it is all about traffic on the 5. I can easily make San Clemente from LJ in an hour and change as along as the traffic is reasonable. My current audio set...
11-27-19, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Besides being bio challenged, how was it riding...

Besides being bio challenged, how was it riding with her?
11-27-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By Hermes

I like ceramic bearings a lot and agree that they...

I like ceramic bearings a lot and agree that they make a difference in the performance of drivetrain and wheels. Letís say for the sake of argument that changing all bearings to ceramic saves 10...
11-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

More of the same training for me. My wife and I...

More of the same training for me. My wife and I did a 40k team time trial segment starting at the South gate of Camp Pendleton going North through San Onofre state beach. For the entire course, we...
11-25-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

Fact. I am late to the party finding out.

Fact. I am late to the party finding out.
11-25-19, 10:36 AM
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Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

Let's see the kids numbers. Why not.

Let's see the kids numbers. Why not.
11-25-19, 10:34 AM
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Views: 8,398
Posted By Hermes

Word. I do not want to challenge the cycling...

Word.

I do not want to challenge the cycling gods so I am quoting these.:D
11-25-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By Hermes

It would seem like a couple of days of rest per...

It would seem like a couple of days of rest per week would be enough...until it isn't. As I got better at cycling, my mental focus increased. I could put in more effort for longer periods of time. ...
11-25-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

I saw in a FB post that the Amgen Tour of...

I saw in a FB post that the Amgen Tour of California, Chico Stage Race, Tucson Bicycle Classic and San Dimas Stage Race were canceled in 2020 with Zwift eSports, gravel events, and high school MTB...
Forum: Introductions
11-24-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Hermes

Welcome Devon. I have been to Mallorca Spain...

Welcome Devon. I have been to Mallorca Spain many times on cycling trips. It is a great venue for cyclists.
Forum: Introductions
11-24-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. You may want to check...

Welcome to Bike Forums. You may want to check out the 50+ forum.
11-22-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 187,873
Posted By Hermes

Invention # 8 is a little harder than it appears....

Invention # 8 is a little harder than it appears. This weeks assignment play each measure until I produce 5 perfect renditions. At least I do not have to do 5 perfect ones in a row. Now I have...
11-20-19, 12:27 PM
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Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

I started at 10AM but I got an hour of piano...

I started at 10AM but I got an hour of piano practice in before. I need my sleep and us CA show ponies will wilt in the rain and too much wind.:D
11-20-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

More big gear work on Fiesta. Low cadence tempo...

More big gear work on Fiesta. Low cadence tempo and then sprint x 4. Then I wanted to ride some higher cadence tempo and got another lap in and the wind picked up and started blowing sand. I made...
11-18-19, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Guilty as charged.

Guilty as charged.
11-18-19, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Endurance ride on Saturday with my wife doing...

Endurance ride on Saturday with my wife doing team time trial through Camp Pendleton. We had some solid work. Sunday was a shorter ride that featured 4x45” gonzo hill climb efforts mixed in the...
11-16-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

Saw Ford versus Ferrari at the Lot Theatre last...

Saw Ford versus Ferrari at the Lot Theatre last night and attended a pre-movie event that displayed the cars used in the movie. Amazing movie and maybe the best pic of the year with excellent acting....
11-15-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Hermes

Here is a reference for interval workouts that...

Here is a reference for interval workouts that include HIIT that may be helpful. These could be included in longer rides. ...
11-15-19, 10:42 AM
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Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

While others are doing exciting Zwift workouts...

While others are doing exciting Zwift workouts and races, I continue my journeyman leg strength training on Wednesday, Fiesta endurance work on Thursday. But it was another gorgeous day riding...
Forum: Introductions
11-13-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to bike forums from SoCal. Years ago, I...

Welcome to bike forums from SoCal. Years ago, I had the opportunity to ride behind Bill Walton on a charity ride. Great cyclist and draft and a pretty good basketball player.
Forum: Introductions
11-13-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. We have an active 50+...

Welcome to Bike Forums. We have an active 50+ forum that you may find interesting.
11-13-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

What is interesting is that there are many...

What is interesting is that there are many "racing" clubs where only a few members actually race. However, the non racers usually have access to the same deals with the exception that some deals may...
11-13-19, 02:11 PM
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Views: 400,374
Posted By Hermes

IMO, the fastest TT setup in the disc / tri spoke...

IMO, the fastest TT setup in the disc / tri spoke assuming reasonable wind conditions and high performance rubber. For general mass start racing, I like the 45 mm rim depth and 22.5 mm rim width -...
11-13-19, 01:14 PM
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Views: 400,374
Posted By Hermes

Burial at sea. Also, read up on forum rules for...

Burial at sea. Also, read up on forum rules for selling stuff. One must have a premium membership and post in marketplace. I think this is ok, but do not turn it into a solicitation.
11-13-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

When I started racing, I belonged to a racing...

When I started racing, I belonged to a racing team that had a pro women's team. Each year, the pro team would sell their equipment. Some of it was not ridden or slightly used. I got very good...
11-13-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 216,482
Posted By Hermes

burnthesheep I looked at Zipp and Fast Forward...

burnthesheep I looked at Zipp and Fast Forward and wheel builder and the carbon wheel pricing between models based on rim depth seemed somewhat rational. Retail pricing is generally a multiple of...
11-12-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Some Vo2 work on Fiesta this AM. When I was...

Some Vo2 work on Fiesta this AM. When I was finished and saved my ride on my Garmin 820, the Garmin noted that my Vo2 Max had increased 10%. I will take anything that increases on the bike EXCEPT...
11-12-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Great milestone.

Great milestone.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By Hermes

Recently, I restarted playing piano after decades...

Recently, I restarted playing piano after decades of hiatus.

Cycling and strength training trash my hands, arms, neck and shoulders and a hard cycling workout also trashes my posture for sitting...
11-09-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 187,873
Posted By Hermes

Going down memory lane somehow trigger this piece...

Going down memory lane somehow trigger this piece in my head. Mountain Dance. Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour....amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=takOVYOOucA
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,216
Posted By Hermes

I use the free version of Strava. My coach likes...

I use the free version of Strava. My coach likes Garmin connect (free) and I like Cycling Analytics (paid subscription). I have a Garmin 820 head unit that connects via Bluetooth and Wifi. After...
11-07-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Leg strength training last night and 1xSoledad...

Leg strength training last night and 1xSoledad Mountain today. It was a very nice day but a steady headwind on the climb. The climb was sort of a half baked over/under where I did the steeper...
11-07-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By Hermes

This is my favorite cadence video. Lance v...

This is my favorite cadence video. Lance v Ulhrich time trial. I think we can assume both were doped so let's take that off the table. Jan is much more muscular than Lance but I am sure that Jan can...
11-06-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. There is a form of...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

There is a form of training, sometimes called bonk training, that may be part of a periodized training program. The goal of bonk training is to develop the ability to burn...
11-04-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Endurance riding over the weekend that included a...

Endurance riding over the weekend that included a ride through Camp Pendleton and San Onofre beach. My wife and I did team time trial on the way back and I got a new Strava 5' PR on one of the...
11-03-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 131,468
Posted By Hermes

Okay. UCI rule is the tip of the aerobars can be...

Okay. UCI rule is the tip of the aerobars can be 10 cm above the pads. BtS, yours looks like a lot more.

So let's assume you never do a UCI rule enforced race. I am not sure that is a very fast...
11-01-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

More S&A. I may never leave this phase of...

More S&A. I may never leave this phase of training. I like it too much. Fiesta 2x(3' VO2, 2'z2, 2' VO2, 2' z3, 1' ANO2) 5' RBI. Back in the gym today.

Definitely a beautiful day in SD. And...
10-31-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hermes

I go to the gym at least 5 days per week. I may...

I go to the gym at least 5 days per week. I may not strength train every session and many times I use the gym for recovery / relaxation as well as stretching and steam / sauna.

With respect to...
10-30-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, Fiesta road bike. I was not sure what...

Yesterday, Fiesta road bike. I was not sure what I was going to do until I got there and checked out the wind. I decided on big gear work and then wished I had brought the TT bike with the 54...
10-29-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,272
Posted By Hermes

IMO, the number one reason to have power on the...

IMO, the number one reason to have power on the bike is to collect metrics that can be exported to remote third parties either instantaneously or post ride. I use 3rd party coaches to generate a...
Forum: Introductions
10-24-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Hermes

Welcome. I ride fixed...on the track.

Welcome. I ride fixed...on the track.
Forum: Introductions
10-24-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Hermes

Welcome from the other coast.

Welcome from the other coast.
10-24-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Hermes

Thread closed. If interested in the above topic...

Thread closed. If interested in the above topic refer to https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1186223-unfair.html
10-24-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Leg strength training last night and Fiesta on...

Leg strength training last night and Fiesta on road bike this AM. Warmup and 2x10' (30on/30off). Nothing big for the 30on segments just solid VO2 max power toward the upper limit. My legs felt really...
10-22-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,264
Posted By Hermes

Last night leg strength training. This AM Fiesta...

Last night leg strength training. This AM Fiesta Island low cadence work on the road bike - alternating tops, hoods, drops, standing. Hot day.
10-22-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 48,765
Posted By Hermes

Moderators note: Okay. This has been an...

Moderators note: Okay. This has been an interesting thread with many view points debated but may be nearing the end of its useful life. We will leave it open as long as posts remains within forum...
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