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12-18-18, 09:08 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

i have. but on the e-motion ones, which aren't...

i have. but on the e-motion ones, which aren't as penal as other more typical/standard rollers.
12-17-18, 12:16 PM
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Posted By MDcatV

I already had these: Inside Ride E-Motion...

I already had these: Inside Ride E-Motion Rollers (http://www.insideride.com/). I got the smart trainer resistance controller. It replaces the magnetic resistance controller and requires plug in,...
11-19-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,858
Posted By MDcatV

Nice! Good luck, I found that once my kids...

Nice!

Good luck, I found that once my kids were out of diapers, things like soccer, field hockey, piano, model UN, lacrosse, family hikes, etc., etc., etc. made it more difficult to train than it...
11-15-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,900
Posted By MDcatV

you are not a mediocre TT rider Chappy, it's your...

you are not a mediocre TT rider Chappy, it's your natural discipline.



he sure did.

There is the Church Creek Time Trial in Maryland, it's a loop on the eastern shore are and has an...
10-11-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,438
Posted By MDcatV

from the DC area, there are races in Richmond or...

from the DC area, there are races in Richmond or Va Beach VA, Central/Eastern PA, and S. Jersey, that all have very different regulars racing them, and are all within a couple of hours drive so no...
10-11-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,485
Posted By MDcatV

2018 Goals for me were very meager. I hadn't...

2018 Goals for me were very meager. I hadn't ridden much, trained at all, or raced at all since 2015, and knew that we were relocating to a new area mid summer so:

1 - train consistently
2 -...
10-11-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,438
Posted By MDcatV

I'm not really sure what the context of the...

I'm not really sure what the context of the question is, but yes, I believe it's legit.

There's a governing body, USAC; a license system based on experience and accomplishment; local associations,...
10-11-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By MDcatV

I have always raced and trained on the same bike....

I have always raced and trained on the same bike.

I had race day wheels (several sets accumulated), which were either carbon tubulars or a carbon clincher with al brake surface that had a race...
10-04-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By MDcatV

so, like, replacing the venge with a 2013 TCR is...

so, like, replacing the venge with a 2013 TCR is totally out of the question :-)

honestly, I sometimes wonder why I have purchased anything since my CAAD9 from 2010. that was my all time favorite...
10-03-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By MDcatV

use it as guidance and scale the principles to...

use it as guidance and scale the principles to your circumstance.
10-03-18, 11:23 AM
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Views: 1,159
Posted By MDcatV

Hunter Allen Power Blog: The Next Level...

Hunter Allen Power Blog: The Next Level (http://www.hunterallenpowerblog.com/2010/12/next-level.html)
10-03-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By MDcatV

wouldn't you be doing all the same races you're...

wouldn't you be doing all the same races you're doing as a 2?
09-27-18, 09:06 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

i think hard efforts during warmup routines are...

i think hard efforts during warmup routines are more placebo than anything else. same with openers on the day before a race.
09-25-18, 09:20 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

could respond with a lot of words, but if a 20...

could respond with a lot of words, but if a 20 minute interval is a struggle mentally, it can be done a lot of different ways to make it more palatable with short term goals.

If it's physical,...
09-11-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By MDcatV

it was an older gentlemen. he stopped, and I...

it was an older gentlemen. he stopped, and I remember him apologizing and think he felt bad. Despite there being hundreds of cyclists roaming around, he said he didnt see me. He claimed to not...
09-11-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By MDcatV

one time i got hit by a car warming up for a race...

one time i got hit by a car warming up for a race ... I was rolling to a stop sign, put my left arm out to signal I was going left and my hand landed on the windshield as the passenger side mirror...
09-07-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,019
Posted By MDcatV

all the metrics (TSS/CTL/ATL/TSB) are guidance...

all the metrics (TSS/CTL/ATL/TSB) are guidance factors and athletes have a tendency to not apply them correctly to their own individual situation. same with power curves. athletes have a tendency to...
08-30-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,937
Posted By MDcatV

burnthesheep i dont know the powermeter on...

burnthesheep

i dont know the powermeter on cycleops training bikes, but generally speaking power meters are neither very accurate nor precise on stationary bikes, and going from one bike to the...
08-29-18, 12:28 PM
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Views: 878,937
Posted By MDcatV

not that nutrition isnt important, but you should...

not that nutrition isnt important, but you should be able to do 3x10 min over unders on an empty stomach

i'd look at your pacing first
08-28-18, 11:36 AM
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Views: 123,011
Posted By MDcatV

todays Vuelta stage #MABRA...

todays Vuelta stage

#MABRA (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=MABRA) !
08-28-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By MDcatV

this thread confuses me. a $200 race? ...

this thread confuses me.

a $200 race?

you don't use the front shifter? so, how do you know if it works perfectly or not?

fwiw, training for over "500 miles" is like a month of training. ...
08-27-18, 10:33 AM
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Views: 299,294
Posted By MDcatV

more like OHfreD lots of futbol, although...

more like OHfreD

lots of futbol, although most of it is of the u8 variety
08-27-18, 07:43 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

i dont know what an H or a P ride are, but for...

i dont know what an H or a P ride are, but for group rides, I started avoiding those that are inherently unsafe due to rider practices a long time ago in favor of riding with a similarly skilled...
08-27-18, 07:28 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

we just moved. I was able to sell a few...

we just moved.

I was able to sell a few things on the local facebook marketplace page, but it was kind of a hassle - there are a lot of flakes out there and the back and forth, arranging to meet,...
08-27-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By MDcatV

did you tinker with your shifting the night...

did you tinker with your shifting the night before or day of your race, to make it just perfect?
08-24-18, 08:27 AM
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Views: 672,901
Posted By MDcatV

interesting - i'm exact opposite. on both my old...

interesting - i'm exact opposite. on both my old computrainer and on e-motion rollers. although my max's have come outdoors for longer efforts, the differences are within the accuracy tolerances...
08-17-18, 02:21 PM
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Posted By MDcatV

i've done a ton of indoor training and for me...

i've done a ton of indoor training and for me power differences are typically within the range of a given zone/level

the ranges are pretty wide, so if you're below it, then first thing i'd do is...
08-17-18, 09:25 AM
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Views: 672,901
Posted By MDcatV

maybe, try it out and see how you feel and where...

maybe, try it out and see how you feel and where you're wattages are in the 3rd and 4th efforts vs. the 3rd effort of a 3' interval, and whether you're fatigue slope on the interval efforts are...
08-16-18, 08:37 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

I just got this: ...

I just got this: https://www.kindhuman.cc/us/kampionne-disc. Discs, check. Aero, check. Affordable, well, umm, sure. It's a bit of a fred machine, but then again, so am I these days!
...
08-14-18, 06:45 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

that too! also, approx 90 minutes south is...

that too!

also, approx 90 minutes south is Rock Creek Park in Washington DC, if you like big race paced group rides, the 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. (both are on Saturday a.m.) are options. Here's a link...
08-13-18, 01:55 PM
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Posted By MDcatV

fantastic road and off road riding in that area ...

fantastic road and off road riding in that area

Although it starts in MD, you could build a lot of routes from this. Civil War Century (http://www.civilwarcentury.com/). I've ridden most or all...
08-01-18, 11:59 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

haha, that made me laugh is that near...

haha, that made me laugh



is that near Cardiff?
07-30-18, 02:21 PM
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Views: 123,011
Posted By MDcatV

so you're the one :p I don't know...

so you're the one :p



I don't know about TT equipment, but Hermes, Dumoulin and Roglic are gold and silver in the discipline, so they must have something figured out.

I was disappointed...
07-29-18, 10:23 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

that future can begin after the Dumoulin vs....

that future can begin after the Dumoulin vs. Roglic era has ended
07-26-18, 10:51 AM
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Views: 1,542
Posted By MDcatV

nice

nice
07-26-18, 05:55 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

Staying on the bike is part of racing. I'm...

Staying on the bike is part of racing. I'm willing to bet that professionals realize this and have no thoughts of guilt about benefiting from it.

Thomas also won two mountain top finishes and has...
07-16-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,900
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Posted By MDcatV

^+1 Voodoo76, except I thought that the big teams...

^+1 Voodoo76, except I thought that the big teams did control the race (sky, quick step, movistar) while others like ag2r and BMC had to react to a set if different circumstances on the road than a...
07-16-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,733
Posted By MDcatV

i used to have a mountain bike, but never really...

i used to have a mountain bike, but never really rode it because I couldn't figure out how to fit it into my fitness building for road racing. I didn't ride it much and sold it. I'm actually...
07-13-18, 08:03 AM
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Views: 878,937
Posted By MDcatV

having been mostly out of the game for a few...

having been mostly out of the game for a few years now, I totally agree. it's the primary thing that I missed and was the reason I attempted, well partially/half heartedly attempted, a comeback this...
06-26-18, 09:05 AM
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Posted By MDcatV

furiousferret - generally agree historically, but...

furiousferret - generally agree historically, but certainly not for 2018
06-26-18, 07:31 AM
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Views: 299,294
Posted By MDcatV

so true i think that's why italian football,...

so true i think that's why italian football, despite not having a legit goal scorer since I dont even know when remained successful until this go round. The national team's back line has been the...
06-26-18, 06:31 AM
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Views: 299,294
Posted By MDcatV

like!

like!
06-26-18, 06:30 AM
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Views: 299,294
Posted By MDcatV

the MDcatV crew has watched most of the games, we...

the MDcatV crew has watched most of the games, we watch a ton of soccer. it's interesting to watch wc as the quality of play is multiple notches below regular euro club play except for maybe the set...
06-25-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,294
Posted By MDcatV

1- my son did the same thing, he has figured it...

1- my son did the same thing, he has figured it out on his own, no training wheels needed. kick, glide, pedal, pedal, kick, glide, pedal, pedal, pedal, eventually kick, glide pedal, then just kick...
06-11-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,937
Posted By MDcatV

it's not a high score contest! in the past...

it's not a high score contest!

in the past i've had racing seasons that my CTLs ranged 110 - 120 (ish) and others that have been more in the 75 - 85 range. My best form that was sustainable was...
06-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By MDcatV

what's a long period of time? it's not clearly...

what's a long period of time? it's not clearly communicated in the way I wrote it, but I'm talking about like a few pedal strokes (follow) and go around (surge). gray.
06-06-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By MDcatV

i've done that, a few times. -once after a...

i've done that, a few times.

-once after a team mate who was in the podium spots at a stage race had a mechanical issue (skewer came loose), I stopped with him to fix and pace back. there were...
06-06-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 45,390
Posted By MDcatV

thanks mattm. i've had one foot out of the...

thanks mattm.

i've had one foot out of the peleton for a few years due to kids getting older, but I'll keep one foot in :-)
06-05-18, 07:59 PM
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Views: 45,390
Posted By MDcatV

thanks for putting on the race, i live nearby and...

thanks for putting on the race, i live nearby and some of the roads have been my daily training roads for a long time.
06-05-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 45,390
Posted By MDcatV

thanks FF! hey echappist! totally...

thanks FF!



hey echappist! totally understand that thought process, i'm kind of there. at least you're good at ITTs, me on the other hand, I think I still owe you something from a lost ITT...
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