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02-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 814
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: 64
Views: 814
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...
02-20-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By gregf83

I think if you're able to ride year round your...

I think if you're able to ride year round your core will adapt to what it needs to. For the past 13 yrs I've been pretty consistent at 500-600 hrs/yr with at most a couple weeks off for various...
02-19-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,700
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't rain much in the summer during racing...

It doesn't rain much in the summer during racing season and the weekly crits are normally cancelled if it's raining. The local crits are non-technical and braking is almost always light. Discs are a...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,766
Posted By gregf83

I've done a few trips where we just rent a house...

I've done a few trips where we just rent a house and ride from one location for 10 days or so. For that type of trip bringing your own bike is convenient. Last trip was to Girona and had no problem...
02-17-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,518
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...
02-17-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,518
Posted By gregf83

Stans specifically says to not inject the racing...

Stans specifically says to not inject the racing sealant through the valve stem. They say this in the video they provide on how to inject the standard sealant. The tools they supply for injecting the...
02-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,337
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....
02-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,337
Posted By gregf83

Both groups in the study did an initial 4 wks of...

Both groups in the study did an initial 4 wks of strength training. The interesting thing for me was that further strength training which increased strength did not improve short term power. The...
02-14-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,973
Posted By gregf83

I think it's call drunk trolling...

I think it's call drunk trolling...
02-14-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By gregf83

Jumping around or the chain slips when you stand...

Jumping around or the chain slips when you stand or push hard on the pedals? Sounds like your big chainring may needsto be replaced.
02-13-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,973
Posted By gregf83

One advantage of SRM over other meters is you can...

One advantage of SRM over other meters is you can adjust the slope. I have an SRM and a couple of Powertaps and adjust the SRM so that it matches the Powertap. Not a big deal but I like to have them...
02-13-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,973
Posted By gregf83

It's difficult to improve what you don't measure....

It's difficult to improve what you don't measure. Runners can use a watch to track progress but cyclists need something other than speed on the flats. You don't need to be a slave to the numbers...
02-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,337
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: 658
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By gregf83

Definitely not Tabatas. I'm assuming there were...

Definitely not Tabatas. I'm assuming there were also some high cadence targets in there but that's not HIIT
02-10-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,337
Posted By gregf83

For those shorter efforts to be meaningful youíve...

For those shorter efforts to be meaningful youíve got to be in the right position at the right time at the end of the race and if the training you did to improve the shorter efforts impacted your...
02-10-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,337
Posted By gregf83

Perhaps, but likely not as much as you think....

Perhaps, but likely not as much as you think. Itís pretty easy for someone who hasnít been lifting to increase their strength by 20%. What do you think that 20% increase in strength would do for your...
02-10-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,337
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...
02-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By gregf83

HIIT intensity levels are often specified as a...

HIIT intensity levels are often specified as a function of Pmax where Pmax is the maximum power in the last 30S to 1min of a ramp test. The intervals can be done at 60% of Tmax where Tmax is the time...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,515
Posted By gregf83

True, but it provides a useful comparison to the...

True, but it provides a useful comparison to the 20 min power on the trainer and is a little less painful than an all-out 1-min effort. It's more important to be steep than long to minimize the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,515
Posted By gregf83

A one minute hill won't give you much of an...

A one minute hill won't give you much of an indication of your FTP. You might be able to compare it to the one minute power on the trainer but a 20 min test is better even if you have to drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,515
Posted By gregf83

To get a better estimate of your FTP find a hill...

To get a better estimate of your FTP find a hill that takes 20-30 min to climb and ride it as hard as you can. The steeper the hill the better. kreuzotter.de has a decent calculator where you plug in...
02-01-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By gregf83

The #1 ingredient in clif bars is brown rice...

The #1 ingredient in clif bars is brown rice syrup so I imagine you get a fairly quick jolt followed by continued energy from the complex carbs.
01-31-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,502
Posted By gregf83

Because their W/kg (including bike) is higher.

Because their W/kg (including bike) is higher.
01-30-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By gregf83

Zwiftalizer (https://zwiftalizer.com/) - Analyze...

Zwiftalizer (https://zwiftalizer.com/) - Analyze zwift log files
01-30-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,502
Posted By gregf83

Some races are 'Full Draft'. I think most normal...

Some races are 'Full Draft'. I think most normal zwift riding has the draft effect roughly 50% of normal.
01-30-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,502
Posted By gregf83

Due to the somewhat unrealistic drafting effects...

Due to the somewhat unrealistic drafting effects in zwift outdoor riding can accommodate a much wider range of riders. In zwift if you're riding with a group of 20 riders averaging 4W/kg you should...
01-30-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By gregf83

Drinking warm milk on a bike sounds disgusting....

Drinking warm milk on a bike sounds disgusting. Why donít you just use sugar and some flavouring (juice, Gatorade, flavour crystals etc). Itís carbs you want and milk is not the best source of carbs....
01-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
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...
01-27-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By gregf83

If you exercise consistently there isnít really...

If you exercise consistently there isnít really any more planning involved than what you do for your baseline 3 meals/day. How did you decide how much to eat for each meal? Like most, you likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,316
Posted By gregf83

It's in line with beginner competition associated...

It's in line with beginner competition associated with Cat 4/5 races. Around here, which isn't bike racing mecca, he'd be unlikely to leave 4/5 with an FTP of 3.2.
01-24-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By gregf83

I’ve only been riding clipless for 20 yrs but no...

I’ve only been riding clipless for 20 yrs but no issues so far. I use Look Keo cleats with some float and I’m not always diligent about replacing worn cleats so I don’t think I’m ‘locked in’.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,984
Posted By gregf83

What do CX racers or MTB racers have to do with...

What do CX racers or MTB racers have to do with riding on smooth roads. Why don't you consider track racers. Do they race at 100psi?
01-23-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,258
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,984
Posted By gregf83

I'm 75kg and have had half a dozen or so pinch...

I'm 75kg and have had half a dozen or so pinch flats in the last 13 yrs. A 1" sharp rock will easily cause a pinch or a shallow chunk of missing pavement.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,316
Posted By gregf83

Someone who buys a bike to ride around on doesn't...

Someone who buys a bike to ride around on doesn't post questions on a bike forum trying to gauge their strength or fitness level. Hard to imagine another reason other than interested in competition...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,984
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, 10:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,984
Posted By gregf83

I'm just curious how you are so confident that...

I'm just curious how you are so confident that the pressures mentioned above are wrong. It takes some fairly careful measurements to detect differences of 5-10 psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,984
Posted By gregf83

How are you determining optimum tire pressure?

How are you determining optimum tire pressure?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,316
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.
01-22-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
Posted By gregf83

Those in glass houses...

Those in glass houses...
01-22-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
Posted By gregf83

You should tell all the people who've been...

You should tell all the people who've been studying physiology and nutrition for the last 50 yrs they've been wasting their time as this guy had it all figured out back then.
01-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
Posted By gregf83

Seriously? Youíre quoting a 54yr old paper as...

Seriously? Youíre quoting a 54yr old paper as your basis for research.
01-22-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
Posted By gregf83

Letís apply the advice for someone going on a 3-4...

Letís apply the advice for someone going on a 3-4 hr zone 2 ride. Take some carbs but donít eat any. If youíre feeling weak or your power is dropping towards the end of the ride, eat something. If...
01-22-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
Posted By gregf83

I donít think anyone understood what your message...

I donít think anyone understood what your message was. It appeared to be that you believe you didnít need to intake cards while riding easy. You talked about reading credible research and instead...
01-21-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
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.
01-21-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,803
Posted By gregf83

If youíre riding at a decent power level you...

If youíre riding at a decent power level you canít ingest as many carbs as youíre burning so youíll always end up with fewer stored carbs than you start with. Why not just get used to eating a...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By gregf83

I used to commute morning and evening in the dark...

I used to commute morning and evening in the dark and rain all winter. Now I'm spoiled and head out to my shop for an indoor trainer ride. In 2021 I've been consistent and ride every day. 2020 was...
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