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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,876
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A quick follow up on this recently resurrected...

A quick follow up on this recently resurrected thread (as I am the OP here).

Since post #21 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21) I got onto a regular regime of...
10-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Just to give recognition where recognition is...

Just to give recognition where recognition is due, Kimberly Nelson (age 62) completed this in 6:09. Like I said, there were some strong female riders out there. Kimberly has a reasonably rich racing...
10-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have updated this to show both starters and...

I have updated this to show both starters and finishers where (for example) 12/9 means 12 started and 9 finished. Overall the finish rate was 82%.

dave

ps. Sorry ladies - this was just the "Men...
10-08-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Age Profile - Tough Century Ride

I was looking at the Six Gap Century (www.6gap.com) results today and counted the 'adult' participants

Format is Age - # of participants (total was 1969)

74 - 1
73 - 0
72 - 0
71 - 0
70 - 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,214
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I realize that this was mostly in jest, but just...

I realize that this was mostly in jest, but just because this is an internet discussion board ...

The reason for dimples on a golf ball is to disturb laminar flow where that combined with the spin...
10-07-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Not that long ago I rode pretty much every day...

Not that long ago I rode pretty much every day where it fit into my schedule. 'My Schedule' would create a rest day every 5 to 10 days, and that was enough.

Somewhere between ages 68 and 70 that...
10-04-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, that is an interesting question and...

Well, that is an interesting question and certainly easy to ferret out. The Six Gap ride to the top of Hogpen was 10.7% coasting. The TdM section was 9.5% coasting (and neither of these times include...
10-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly...

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly because I am a numbers guy. My primary comparison was against the 'Tour de Moore' century ride that I did as a training ride here in NC on Labor Day....
10-03-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the useful link. . FWIW, I did...

Thanks for the useful link. .

FWIW, I did very little standing on this ride. For the record it was the Six Gap Century and the results are documented in post #49...
10-02-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Muscular Function (Thigh Area) in Cycling and Cramping

I am trying to work through an unexpected and tough to handle bunch of leg cramps in a long difficult century.

I THINK that it was in the 'Adductor Magnus', but I am not a physiologist and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By DaveLeeNC

When I was a regular Zwifter (laptop, Garmin...

When I was a regular Zwifter (laptop, Garmin Vector Pedals, Lemond Revmaster Spin Bike), I would use my pretty heavy duty music stand which worked quite well. Price in the $50 to $75 range at most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By DaveLeeNC

No doubt that bikes can descend those kinds of...

No doubt that bikes can descend those kinds of steeply downhill and sharply curving roads faster than a car. But the idea of one 'vehicle' passing another in that specific area just seemed ludicrous...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By DaveLeeNC

"Interesting" Meeting of the Cars and the Racers

I rode the Six Gap Century for the first time this past Sunday (www.6gap.com). As I was coming down the back side of Hogpen Gap (toughest of the 6 climbs) I saw something 'interesting' in front of...
09-29-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,172
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, that was ugly. I finished the ride and...

Well, that was ugly. I finished the ride and survived the ride. Somehow I don't feel like 'I rode the ride'.

By almost October standards this day was pretty hot - 70 at the start and the forecast...
09-27-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By DaveLeeNC

zacster, how much time per session and time per...

zacster, how much time per session and time per week can you 'stand' just training indoors?


And thanks for the info.

dave
09-27-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I turn 70 later this year. This post is truly...

I turn 70 later this year. This post is truly inspirational ::)

dave

ps. This is intended as humor as it really is useful information..
09-26-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was not aware of this being an option, although...

I was not aware of this being an option, although it makes sense. The "Calibration" offered by my Garmin Vector Pedals are, from what I can tell, really just a system checkout and zero'ing step.
...
09-26-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

See...

See https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/1141946-detraining-experience-question.html for some interesting context.

dave
09-26-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I thought that I would update this old thread...

I thought that I would update this old thread that I started where, after the previously described reduction in training, 50+% less training, resulted in a quite sudden 25+% drop in power measured...
09-26-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

OK - now I understand. Equating force with energy...

OK - now I understand. Equating force with energy just isn't something that my mind accepts. But I got it now.

dave
09-25-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was not sure what the phrase "the ratio of the...

I was not sure what the phrase "the ratio of the amount of mechanical force being generated to the total amount of work being done" means. Well, to me it means 'force/(force x distance) which is...
09-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yes - I meant KJ (and I fixed that) - thanks. ...

Yes - I meant KJ (and I fixed that) - thanks.

It was December so I took 2 water bottles and drank none of it. 2 Cliff's Bars was it for nutrition. IIRC I didn't eat all of the 2nd, but not...
09-25-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to...

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to KCal is roughly equal to the metabolic efficiency of a typical person, so they tend to cancel out and KJ expended tends to be roughly calories burned. ...
09-25-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I suspect that you are correct - my guess at fat...

I suspect that you are correct - my guess at fat burning percent is probably way off (and probably varies greatly depending).

Regarding my FTP a few years ago when I measured it (20 min test) it...
09-25-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

It might well be useful to just start riding...

It might well be useful to just start riding (water only) and ride until you bonk. This would be both illuminating and without a doubt more fun than an FTP test :-)

dave
09-25-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Nutrition Math

This is mostly curiosity, rather than something that I need for my personal cyclling.

As I understand things my body can store about 2000 calories worth of 'readily accessible' glycogen in...
09-22-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,172
Posted By DaveLeeNC

92 degrees is hardly impossible, but 'east coast...

92 degrees is hardly impossible, but 'east coast 92 degrees' does not (in my mind) qualify as 'not all that hot'. Then again I am a very heavy sweating type person and fluid uptake is a problem for...
09-22-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,172
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, it is less than a week and either I am...

Well, it is less than a week and either I am prepared or I am not. Training quantity has been adequate (more on that in a bit) but training for very long climbs has mostly taken the form (mostly) of...
09-17-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,521
Posted By DaveLeeNC

"Limped home" once when the front brake caliper...

"Limped home" once when the front brake caliper bolt came out leaving my front brakes dangling in the wind (or rattling off the spokes if you were not careful). I kind of carried it home in my left...
09-15-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks. FWIW, a time constant of 7 days yields a...

Thanks. FWIW, a time constant of 7 days yields a 'decay' to 21% of the original value after 11 days.

This is from WAY back in my running days and was not a taper thought. But the running coach...
09-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By DaveLeeNC

WOW - I am a numbers guy and calculating some...

WOW - I am a numbers guy and calculating some kind of exponential workout decay seems excessive even to me.

OTOH, I just have to ask anyway. What kind of time constant is recommended by these...
09-15-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My apologies for having opened up such a...

My apologies for having opened up such a controversial topic :)

FWIW, this pretty much boils down to "do I do my last long ride (over 60 miles) 11 days or 8 days before the event". I am inclined...
09-14-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,691
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Dear Mr. Wolfchild, my report regarding your...

Dear Mr. Wolfchild, my report regarding your suggested experiment will have to be delayed until after I am discharged from orthopedic rehab :)

dave
09-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,691
Posted By DaveLeeNC

OTOH, back in June I roughly doubled my mileage...

OTOH, back in June I roughly doubled my mileage and other than dropping my once per week indulgence of two donuts, I made no conscious diet changes. I dropped 13 of the 15 lbs that was my goal....
09-14-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Tapering for a Big Event

I have been training 'hard' for a difficult century ride at the end of the month. At a high level 'hard' means about twice the workload (starting June 1) as I had been doing the previous several...
09-08-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the response. Let me put this in my...

Thanks for the response. Let me put this in my personal context and see if I get it.

I am 'whipped' and can take a rest day or take an "easy ride" that feels like a hard day, but isn't. And in my...
09-08-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Training Effect When Tired

What is the training effect and 'effective intensity' of a workout when you are pretty tired (and probably need a rest day). A typical example would be a day where your data (HR and/or power) says...
09-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,885
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't get it. This to me would seem to be one...

I don't get it. This to me would seem to be one way to investigate this question - kind of the 21st century version of 'calling up some experts and asking them'.

dave
09-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,885
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Using a definition of 'repair' as being about...

Using a definition of 'repair' as being about anything that requires the use of some kind of tool ...

In order of how often I have encountered them (roughly)

1) Flat tires partially mitigated...
09-03-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the prompt input. In case there...

Thanks for the prompt input.

In case there are other responders, I will add some relevant information as answers WRT previous posts and just some other stuff.

1) I am the first owner of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Informal Group Riding Etiquette Question

Early into a small-ish local century ride, I found myself in a group of 7 riders. The guy leading was certainly going as fast as any group that I would choose to be a part of. And 20 minutes later -...
09-03-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Mid Ride Broken Spoke

I was maybe 85 miles into a difficult local Century Ride when I realized that I had a (rear wheel) broken spoke. The wheel was a Bontrager RXL Race Lite (20 spokes in the rear). I am not heavy rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,064
Posted By DaveLeeNC

In a nutshell (OK - a couple of nutshells -some...

In a nutshell (OK - a couple of nutshells -some are kind of long I guess ) ...

Look here

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1179746-seat-post-seized.html

to see how trying to...
08-30-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy, thanks for the details and your...

Carbonfiberboy, thanks for the details and your experience - very helpful.

I do have my data in WK0+ (3.0 - old version). So I will take a closer look at that and see what of your past fits for...
08-30-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Although I have HR data available on most rides,...

Although I have HR data available on most rides, Power is my primary measurement (along with RPE, of course). Your suggestion would be more along the lines of riding every other day. I don't think...
08-29-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Various Questions Regarding 'Rest Days'

I have pretty much come to the conclusion that at age 70 (soon, anyway) I need more than 1 rest day per week. Not that many years ago it seemed to be enough. Now it doesn't seem to matter how easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By DaveLeeNC

That is similar to what I would expect if I went...

That is similar to what I would expect if I went out for around 2.5 hours on a hot and humid day. While I weigh 40 some pounds less than you, around 6 pounds off body weight lost is pretty much my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By DaveLeeNC

As a rough estimate ice takes up around 10% more...

As a rough estimate ice takes up around 10% more volume than the same quantity of water.

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My hydration experiments are going pretty well. I...

My hydration experiments are going pretty well. I am finding that, after the first hour (or first bottle), that I can absorb fluids at a far higher rate than I had anticipated. This is (probably) due...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By DaveLeeNC

It was 61 miles. There are folks on BF that do...

It was 61 miles. There are folks on BF that do that on rest days!

dae
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