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10-22-20, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Thursdays at Fiesta. 31’ for 20K and a...

TTT Thursdays at Fiesta. 31’ for 20K and a second 20K at 33’.
10-21-20, 11:58 AM
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FWIW, I have large flat feet and developed...

FWIW, I have large flat feet and developed arthritis in my big toes. The fix, other than surgery, is orthotics that create a depression for the toe and stabilize the foot. My podiatrist was also a...
10-20-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By Hermes

Maybe true for you. I speculate that you will...

Maybe true for you. I speculate that you will have a different max HR for cycling, running, swimming, cross country skiing and rowing. And I bet, you would set a new max record if you accidentally...
10-19-20, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Hermes

500 meter time trial with a full power standing...

500 meter time trial with a full power standing start and accelerating a 96 gear inches to 130 rpm, my HR maxes out at 187. In the 2k pursuit with an 80% standing start and finishing at 106 rpm, it...
10-19-20, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday, 2 hour TTT ride from Camp Pendleton...

Saturday, 2 hour TTT ride from Camp Pendleton South Gate to San Clemente with wife.

10 PRs on the ride and 24 accomplishments according to Strava on a route we ride a lot. We had a 5 minute...
10-19-20, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I was going to call out to him but he was too far...

I was going to call out to him but he was too far down the road when I finally decided it was him. Oh well.
10-18-20, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I may have seen jr cycling. A guy in an Air Force...

I may have seen jr cycling. A guy in an Air Force jersey roiled by my car no hands north on El Camino and Christianitos as we were getting ready to go south at 10:06 AM today. We are in Newport...
10-15-20, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Hermes

It depends. In 2014, I raced track nationals in...

It depends. In 2014, I raced track nationals in Seattle. I got a bronze in the 500 and 2k pursuit. The other podium spots were taken by specialists. There was not a separate podium top step for...
10-15-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Hermes

IMO, asking if a time is good or not may not...

IMO, asking if a time is good or not may not yield the right answer. Since my wife races the 4K at the track a lot (she uses it for time trial training), I asked her and she said it was slow for a...
10-12-20, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Another piano lesson today and I have made a lot...

Another piano lesson today and I have made a lot of progress with the Art of the Fugue. She was very happy. And I got my teacher back into the piece. She was all pumped up with some new fingering...
10-09-20, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Hermes

SRM responded that they have not had any problems...

SRM responded that they have not had any problems with dirt.
10-09-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Hermes

It took SRM two months to put in a new battery...

It took SRM two months to put in a new battery and recalibrate the power meter. I got it back yesterday. Also, I had them convert from a battery that had to be replaced to a rechargeable.

The...
10-08-20, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 times up Soledad Mountain at threshold. ...

2 times up Soledad Mountain at threshold. However, you Zwift guys are giving me FOMO.:D
10-07-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesdays at Fiesta. 2x20Km TTT with 10' RBI.

TTT Tuesdays at Fiesta. 2x20Km TTT with 10' RBI.
10-06-20, 05:59 PM
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Views: 545
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills. The med is a calcium...

Moved to Pills and Ills. The med is a calcium blocker not a beta blocker although the effect on the heart may be the same. Talk with doc and ask for a different medication that does not impact...
10-06-20, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Hermes

:eek: It strikes me that the beet powder residue...

:eek: It strikes me that the beet powder residue could hang out in the grinder mechanism for awhile and the grinder mechanism is designed for beans not clumpy beet powder. Just saying.
10-05-20, 12:54 PM
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Views: 2,324
Posted By Hermes

Typically, I do not do group rides except for...

Typically, I do not do group rides except for training sessions at the indoor velodrome with my coach. That facility is shut down. My wife and I have been riding a lot together and we avoid groups...
10-05-20, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Hermes

ridethecliche There are active stretches that one...

ridethecliche There are active stretches that one can do pre-ride that may help prepare the muscles for cycling.

When I lived in NorCal, I would go to the velodrome in the morning and do high...
10-02-20, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT with a twist. We got to the island...

Fiesta TTT with a twist. We got to the island early since we are experiencing high temperatures so it was cool and very little wind.

My wife designed the workout. 2x(15 minutes of 5x(1’@120%...
09-30-20, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I think everyone has seen the videos of the...

I think everyone has seen the videos of the suspension bridge that destroyed itself when a certain wind speed set up an oscillation. Changes to design criteria for bridges alleviated that problem.
...
09-28-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By Hermes

I have traveled to several countries in Southeast...

I have traveled to several countries in Southeast Asia...not the Philippines. I played golf in Singapore and rode in a cart. I showed up in golf clothes. Locals showed up in regular clothes and...
09-28-20, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Hermes

There is a lot of information in crash video that...

There is a lot of information in crash video that needs consideration. Why was the protection of the guard rail limited and not installed further in the turn. Chloe lost control and went right past...
09-28-20, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I would argue that independent of what caused the...

I would argue that independent of what caused the oscillation, flat or other, the result of the fork and frame going out of control is unacceptable. IMO, the failure mode and effect is something we...
09-28-20, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In the slow motion video, it does not look like a...

In the slow motion video, it does not look like a flat but a violent oscillation. I cannot find any news reports on the cause.
09-28-20, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We watched the recaps of the UCI world road...

We watched the recaps of the UCI world road championships last night on YouTube. The summaries are very good. Chloe Dygart’s crash in the time trial was hard to watch. She was ahead in the TT by...
09-26-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I checked my Strava account on the longer...

I checked my Strava account on the longer segment. It is generally downhill but has some slight up uphill sections as well that can increase time. Generally, I lead this entire section. This time...
09-26-20, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Is that the same as the seven year inch only now...

Is that the same as the seven year inch only now raised to the second power?:D

Presentation can be everything. On our 45th, we were driving to LA from NorCal to race at the Carson velodrome. ...
09-26-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By Hermes

I am also confused with the question. Is the...

I am also confused with the question. Is the issue chemicals in wipes or just wiping down after a workout with a wet towel?

IMO, wiping off sweat after a workout aids recovery. I wipe off right...
09-25-20, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Today is 49th wedding anniversary. Yep, years...

Today is 49th wedding anniversary. Yep, years not days although time has flown by. My wife took a vac day and wanted to ride her TT bike through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente on her anniversary...
09-25-20, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Hermes

The hardest ride is flat so I would go flat with...

The hardest ride is flat so I would go flat with rougher road but let some air out of the tires assuming no potholes. For me, I do not like the feel of softer tires even if that is faster but I get...
09-23-20, 01:18 PM
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Views: 892,554
Posted By Hermes

No but I have tried oval rings. Meh. And did...

No but I have tried oval rings. Meh. And did not shift well. And I train and race at the track so in the end, I thought just stick with round. Although, at times oval felt nice.
09-23-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesday at Fiesta. 31:44 @ 23.3 mph for 20K...

TTT Tuesday at Fiesta. 31:44 @ 23.3 mph for 20K with harder than normal wind. New PR for this workout and setup.

An interesting aspect of these workouts is speed. My brain loves speed. If I am not...
09-22-20, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Hermes

When a 360 watt FTP racer asks about training, it...

When a 360 watt FTP racer asks about training, it is sort of like a great white shark asking the sea lions where and what he should eat. They swim away quickly.:D
09-21-20, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk How is your classical piece progressing? ...

TMonk How is your classical piece progressing?

Another lesson today and a much better performance of the Art of the Fugue. Nothing new just more of the same adding on to other pieces and drills. ...
09-21-20, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Try a flying (no standing start) pursuit style...

Try a flying (no standing start) pursuit style efforts on the road with high cadence 110 -120 rpm or 2-3’ @ 140%. That should jack up your breathing. Legs may still crap out but your lungs will...
09-21-20, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Also, I learned this weekend that teams are not...

Also, I learned this weekend that teams are not needed to win UCI world tour stage races and having some baby fat is okay. I want to be on Tadej Pogačar’s diet - I think.:D
09-20-20, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Hermes

6 hours 50 minutes. 121 miles including 3x20 km...

6 hours 50 minutes. 121 miles including 3x20 km TTTs and 264 TSS. And watched the TdF every night.
09-16-20, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Seiler is an academic / university professor that...

Seiler is an academic / university professor that developed a training construct. He is not a coach or successful athlete i.e. Olympic, national and etc. He relies on real coaches applying his...
09-16-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Hermes

His piano music sounds like the jazz equivalent...

His piano music sounds like the jazz equivalent of Arnold Schoenberg’s compositions.
09-15-20, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT and did 2x20K. We knocked 1 minute...

Fiesta TTT and did 2x20K. We knocked 1 minute off our 40K best total and each 20K was within 5 seconds of each and 23 mph. Fiesta had typical crosswind so not really fast conditions.

Riding...
09-14-20, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk Duh. Tempest Fugit in Latin means time...

TMonk Duh. Tempest Fugit in Latin means time flies.
09-14-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,055
Posted By Hermes

I will raise your podcast bet 51 with this...

I will raise your podcast bet 51 with this podcast 72 featuring Coggan / Seiler et al with the coach of Martin and Sagan.:D IMO, the PC could be edited to about 10 minutes and they could still get...
09-14-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15,519
Views: 892,554
Posted By Hermes

Is the Tempus Fugit Course modeled with any...

Is the Tempus Fugit Course modeled with any degree of accuracy? I have done that race a lot when we lived in NorCal.
09-14-20, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Hermes

The only thing missing from the west coast is the...

The only thing missing from the west coast is the appearance of Godzilla.
09-14-20, 03:07 PM
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Views: 5,055
Posted By Hermes

I do not know of anyone that rides around at low...

I do not know of anyone that rides around at low levels for hours hoping for an upside. There is a podcast on polarized training featuring Seiler, Coggan, Pierce and a guy who trains Tony Martin. In...
09-14-20, 01:21 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By Hermes

Well, Dave, you are human and have the same...

Well, Dave, you are human and have the same energy producing systems that respond to training duration and time as we all do.:D

In the planning seminars I have attended, the rule of the thumb is...
09-14-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Puny week. 5.5 hours 200 TSS.

Puny week. 5.5 hours 200 TSS.
09-14-20, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Hermes

One aspect of training and racing we miss is our...

One aspect of training and racing we miss is our first coach and his cycling gym.

We had 3x20 workouts structured scheduled at his gym and two of them were done by ourselves on rollers with the...
09-13-20, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Cypress I am speechless. Try to hang tough but...

Cypress I am speechless. Try to hang tough but that is not much of a helping thought. Let’s hope for some relief from the weather.
09-11-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Hermes

FWIW, at racing age 71, I do not need a month to...

FWIW, at racing age 71, I do not need a month to recover from a race before I do another one. A few years ago, we had a 30k ITT that was one week before the state championship 40K ITT and...
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