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04-07-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,325
Posted By gregf83

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest...

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest number of Pro cyclists per capita so they canít be too negative towards road cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By gregf83

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would...

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would use the 50/34 as I see there are some steep climbs (Torr Head) that look interesting. No real advantage to the 52/42.
04-05-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By gregf83

Fixed the link. Below is MvDP's ride data...

Fixed the link.

Below is MvDP's ride data from the last 100km of yesterdays' race. Can't imagine how average speed would be of any use at any time. Most of the time the front groups were in view...
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,880
Posted By gregf83

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now...

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now so I don’t use any additional protection.
04-03-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By gregf83

Announcers might mention average speed...

Announcers might mention average speed occasionally as they struggle to fill 4 hours of airtime with witty banter but it has zero relevance to the riders. The contenders have one goal and thatís to...
04-02-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By gregf83

It worked for Ross Rebagliati in 1998.

It worked for Ross Rebagliati in 1998.
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,828
Posted By gregf83

Insulin won't increase if you ingest carbs while...

Insulin won't increase if you ingest carbs while riding. Eat them before and you'll get a spike but not during exercise. See: Effects of carbohydrate ingestion before and during exercise on glucose...
03-27-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By gregf83

No one builds roads or trails around here with...

No one builds roads or trails around here with natural gravel. It's usually some type of crushed stone in between the two pictures above. Crushed stone packs better.
03-08-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,274
Posted By gregf83

https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414...

https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414 Ridiculous numbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By gregf83

I like the ability to easily use street view with...

I like the ability to easily use street view with RWGPS. I like to look at where I'm planning to ride. Strava gave up on using Google maps a few years ago so not street view.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By gregf83

I always try to ride lomg climbs at FTP. Doesn’t...

I always try to ride lomg climbs at FTP. Doesn’t always happen depending on what precedes the climb but that’s my goal on anything over 30min.
03-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By gregf83

Thereís no way you can know that. Maybe you...

Thereís no way you can know that. Maybe you finish the workout a little fresher and can do more the next day. Itís just not that precise that you need to hit a target within 1%. Even it it was...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By gregf83

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip...

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip for about 7 yrs until Covid and WFH. I mostly sit at work though. I would usually just ride how I felt so Mon-Wed were a little faster than Thur & Fri....
02-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,909
Posted By gregf83

Fond memories of our last trip to Girona. Had to...

Fond memories of our last trip to Girona. Had to cancel last year's planned visit to Sicily.

It wouldn't be the same riding these roads solo...
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02-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,909
Posted By gregf83

I don't mind training on my own but group rides...

I don't mind training on my own but group rides and races are more fun. Best are cycling vacations with 5-10 good friends. Riding 4-5 hrs every day, stops for coffee or lunch along the way in some...
02-19-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Posted By gregf83

I think if I weighed 65kg and had an FTP of 375+W...

I think if I weighed 65kg and had an FTP of 375+W I'd need a stronger core but, sadly, my core has always been strong enough without supplemental exercise. I've had my legs get tired/sore or start...
02-17-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,816
Posted By gregf83

Stans instructions for 'Valve Injection' include...

Stans instructions for 'Valve Injection' include removing the core so I think Stans considers valve and stem (with core removed) interchangeable.
Is it possible the larger crystals they include in...
02-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,771
Posted By gregf83

Yes, a better conclusion would be that strength...

Yes, a better conclusion would be that strength doesn't appear to be significant a significant factor in Anaerobic Work Capacity. In other words these riders were 'strong enough' for their sport....
02-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,771
Posted By gregf83

I just came across an interesting paper,...

I just came across an interesting paper, Comparison of Short-Sprint and Heavy Strength Training on Cycling Performance (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2019.01132/full), which...
02-11-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By gregf83

Precision is not that critical. You just need to...

Precision is not that critical. You just need to be in the ballpark. If the target power you come up with is too easy raise the target next time. Similarly, if you're unable to complete the planned...
02-10-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,771
Posted By gregf83

Thatís the heart of the question for which there...

Thatís the heart of the question for which there isnít a clear answer. If that hour in the gym is for core work to prevent or eliminate back or neck issues then itís probably a good idea. If the...
01-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By gregf83

5.5mph up an 11% climb is about 970VAM which is...

5.5mph up an 11% climb is about 970VAM which is manageable by most of my riding friends and we're all over 55. The steeper the hill the higher the VAM possible, provided you have the right gearing. I...
01-23-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,397
Posted By gregf83

We have a week of Pro races in the summer which...

We have a week of Pro races in the summer which are well attended by cyclists and non-cyclists. All my cycling friends watch on TV/Internet when available. Most are older and have raced at one time...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,551
Posted By gregf83

If you're running 23mm tires it's a tradeoff...

If you're running 23mm tires it's a tradeoff between ride quality and possibility of a pinch flat. For me, pinches are more likely to happen when riding in a group when visibility, and ability to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,601
Posted By gregf83

íUntrainedí in cycling doesnít mean he wasnít...

íUntrainedí in cycling doesnít mean he wasnít fit. 19 yr olds have plenty of time for sports. It wouldnít take long for a fit soccer or rugby player to have decent power on a bike.
01-21-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,523
Posted By gregf83

Absolutely you can bonk riding zone 2. Even in...

Absolutely you can bonk riding zone 2. Even in zone 2 a substantial amount of energy comes from carbs. The higher your FTP the faster you'll bonk.
01-14-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,868
Posted By gregf83

I don't bother tweaking the settings on the...

I don't bother tweaking the settings on the trainer. It's enough that when I see the road tilting up I know to downshift as the resistance is about to go up. I'm not interested in perfect realism...
01-12-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,538
Posted By gregf83

Menu->Training->Strava Live Segments->Segment...

Menu->Training->Strava Live Segments->Segment Options
01-11-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,048
Posted By gregf83

We think nothing of going out and riding for 3-4...

We think nothing of going out and riding for 3-4 hrs but when the snow hits we want to get it cleared in 30 min. If you just relax and take your time it can be more of an aerobic workout, kind of...
01-03-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,856
Posted By gregf83

Shorter riders can get lower so require less...

Shorter riders can get lower so require less power. Cadence has very little to do how much power you can generate and the correlation between height and cadence is very low. Maybe it’s time for some...
12-31-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By gregf83

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,139
Posted By gregf83

I've made bars and rice cakes but mostly just...

I've made bars and rice cakes but mostly just throw a few dates in a baggie. Dates are an almost perfect source of carbs.
12-23-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,514
Posted By gregf83

I think there’s an adjustment period when you...

I think there’s an adjustment period when you start riding a trainer. It definitely feels different and takes your leg muscles a while to adapt but your factor of 3.7 is in comparison to a rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,694
Posted By gregf83

Even better is to learn to ride with your vision...

Even better is to learn to ride with your vision on the horizon and use your peripheral vision for close items. Too many riders stare at the wheel in front of them or the road 6 ft ahead. Good vision...
09-27-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By gregf83

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is...

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is to jump in the pool. I don't usually heat it in the summer so it's cool and drops my core temperature instantly. Dry off in the sun while drinking a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,995
Posted By gregf83

Having a small bag on the bars of an aero bike is...

Having a small bag on the bars of an aero bike is no more incongruous than going for an easy ride on the bike. Not everyone has multiple bikes and not everyone is riding flat out in the drops every...
09-16-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,031
Posted By gregf83

These guys...

These guys https://www.strava.com/activities/3811732887 need a new coach. Typical training ride getting ready for race season. The Strava ride is worth looking at for the scenery but also note that...
09-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,031
Posted By gregf83

The references in the link you provided include...

The references in the link you provided include papers authored by Seiler that refer to the distribution of intensity over sessions not time.

Regardless, time or sessions, I don't see it in the...
09-14-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,031
Posted By gregf83

I haven't seen any 'elite' riders following...

I haven't seen any 'elite' riders following Seiler's polarized model. I believe the 80/20 is supposed to apply to workouts not total duration, i.e. 2 out of 10 workouts include zone 3 work and the...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,259
Posted By gregf83

Don't worry about it. Just a curiosity question...

Don't worry about it. Just a curiosity question and there are plenty of those on this board.
08-03-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,406
Posted By gregf83

It might be tasty but not very useful for...

It might be tasty but not very useful for nutrition on a ride. You need carbs and nuts are a poor source of carbs. Peanuts are mostly fat and you're already carrying an excess amount of fat.
07-30-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By gregf83

Try it both ways and report back.

Try it both ways and report back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,814
Posted By gregf83

The twilight zone?

The twilight zone?
07-09-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By gregf83

That’s consistent with the data shown at...

That’s consistent with the data shown at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries with the US having an IFR of 4.3% and the UK at 15%. Not the most useful metric for comparison as it’s...
07-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,039
Posted By gregf83

The alternative to a defeatist attitude is to...

The alternative to a defeatist attitude is to manage behavior to limit the spread until, hopefully, a vaccine is available. In our province of 5 million, for example, it would take another 500 yrs...
07-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,039
Posted By gregf83

You can even win money for catching it in...

You can even win money for catching it in Alabama....
07-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,039
Posted By gregf83

Would you have used that same argument for Polio,...

Would you have used that same argument for Polio, Measles etc?

Turns out many who survive Covid sustain permanent damage so theyíre not Ďstrongerí as you postulate.
07-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 15,375
Posted By gregf83

Jumping on the pedal is good for half a...

Jumping on the pedal is good for half a revolution. What about all the other revolutions before you're up to speed?

The OP video looked at a number of existing studies showing that at steady...
07-01-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,472
Posted By gregf83

Opening everything and leaving it up to personal...

Opening everything and leaving it up to personal choice is fine for those with the luxury of working from home. Not so great if your choice is to be forced back into work at a meat packing plant or...
06-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,085
Posted By gregf83

Hospital admissions (including ICU) are...

Hospital admissions (including ICU) are increasing so it's possible the overall number of cases is rising but treatment is improving so death rate is holding steady in spite of a rise in cases....
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