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10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By OBoile

Wow. That can't be right. Edit: unless you were...

Wow. That can't be right. Edit: unless you were doing alp d'zwift or something.

I checked my most recent Zwift ride along with a solo ride (using TT bars), a hilly ride with just one other person...
10-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By OBoile

Do you have a power meter on your bike (for...

Do you have a power meter on your bike (for outside)? as gregf83 said, it sounds like your trainer's power reading may be off.

I tend to find, that for a given power, I tend to go a few kph faster...
10-08-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 311,925
Posted By OBoile

Probably none. Focus on your diet and then...

Probably none. Focus on your diet and then exercise. Supplements are way, way down the list in terms of importance.
10-02-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By OBoile

Generally that's the idea. But, keep in mind it...

Generally that's the idea. But, keep in mind it varies due to temperature of the fluid (which is why you have to re-calibrate it after 10 minutes or so, even the Kinetic ones change slightly as they...
10-02-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By OBoile

That is definitely a risk you'd have to take. It...

That is definitely a risk you'd have to take. It may not calibrate properly since the algorithm is expecting a nonlinear rate of decrease in your speed. And that's assuming you can even mount the...
10-02-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By OBoile

I used to have a Kurt Kinetic which I upgraded...

I used to have a Kurt Kinetic which I upgraded with the sensor. It worked fairly well. But, I don't think it would work with a different company's trainer if that's what your asking.
If you can...
09-30-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 270,587
Posted By OBoile

When it comes to helmets, I find that people will...

When it comes to helmets, I find that people will ultimately chose the correct level of protection based on the value of their brain.
09-27-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By OBoile

I tend to aim for one structured day per week. I...

I tend to aim for one structured day per week. I do it either on the trainer or somewhere outside where I can do intervals during the summer. The rest of my rides are either commutes or group rides....
09-27-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By OBoile

How long of a rest between intervals do you...

How long of a rest between intervals do you recommend for those?
09-26-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 739
Posted By OBoile

Really? I don't think I've ever seen one ridden...

Really? I don't think I've ever seen one ridden so slowly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,935
Posted By OBoile

For most of us, nothing prevents it, or using an...

For most of us, nothing prevents it, or using an e-bike or any of the other things listed.

The thing is, doing a virtual "race" costs me nothing other than making sure I'm riding at the start...
09-25-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By OBoile

total amount of work = total energy expended ...

total amount of work = total energy expended

mechanical force = amount of energy that actually goes into pushing the pedals.

So yeah, we're saying the same thing.
09-25-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By OBoile

Isn't that what I said?

Isn't that what I said?
09-25-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By OBoile

IIRC the total KJ burned is very close to the...

IIRC the total KJ burned is very close to the total number of Calories burned as well. Basically the ratio of KJ to kcal is very close to the ratio of the amount of mechanical force being generated...
09-25-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,510
Posted By OBoile

A good balanced view of IF IMO. I like that a...

A good balanced view of IF IMO.
I like that a lot.
09-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By OBoile

I would guess a few things are a bit off in your...

I would guess a few things are a bit off in your analysis:
1. You probably burn less than 1/2 the calories from fat.
2. You probably have less than 2000 calories available. I've read that it is...
09-25-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,044
Posted By OBoile

LOL. This post hasn't aged very well has it? The...

LOL. This post hasn't aged very well has it? The comments early on in this thread show just how willing people are to ignore the obvious in order to support their guy. Something to keep in mind as...
09-25-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By OBoile

It was a relay. The three men went, then the 3...

It was a relay. The three men went, then the 3 women as soon as they crossed the line.
09-23-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By OBoile

Seems like a fine idea to me. I like the added...

Seems like a fine idea to me. I like the added dimension that one part of your team may be comparatively strong while the other isn't, so winner won't be as clear early on. I'm not sure why they have...
09-17-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,847
Posted By OBoile

Perhaps it was so shocking because it is wrong?...

Perhaps it was so shocking because it is wrong? Your body is constantly burning fat. You don't need to wait until blood glucose is depleted before fat burning starts. There is no "fat-storage" mode...
09-17-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By OBoile

Agreed. Why? This isn't exactly a site containing...

Agreed. Why? This isn't exactly a site containing highly sensitive information? Why the need to reset our passwords?
09-17-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,083
Posted By OBoile

"Maybe you are even the alpha"? If you're...

"Maybe you are even the alpha"?

If you're not the alpha, then you've done a terrible job training your dog.
09-16-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

Uh, I don't think the OP asked a question but I...

Uh, I don't think the OP asked a question but I will: how is complementing cycling "trolling"?
09-16-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By OBoile

There's nothing inherently wrong with one's knees...

There's nothing inherently wrong with one's knees going past their toes. Pretty much everyone who has ever front-squatted does this (so every Olympic weightlifter ever).

As for the rest of it,...
09-14-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,528
Posted By OBoile

It's a decent weight, but not excessive. If...

It's a decent weight, but not excessive. If you're doing KB swings properly, you're using your glutes and hamstrings to generate most of the force. These are large powerful muscles capable of lifting...
09-13-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,528
Posted By OBoile

Good post. I've had similar thoughts as you about...

Good post. I've had similar thoughts as you about the ride length. A long ride where you're fuelling isn't going to be the most efficient way to create a caloric deficit. You're taking 2 steps...
09-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. I'm 40 and I still play basketball...

Yeah. I'm 40 and I still play basketball regularly. It's definitely the sport where I most feel my age. My days of playing it are definitely numbered.
09-12-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

Perhaps because we appear to be discussing two...

Perhaps because we appear to be discussing two different things. The OP's clarification is not the same as his OP.

I'll just say that my position, which is what I think the OP was intending is: a...
09-12-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

Because it's blatantly obvious. I've ridden with...

Because it's blatantly obvious. I've ridden with guys who have 30 years of experience cycling and fit in just fine. I've played, briefly, with competitive tennis players and it was obvious within...
09-12-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

No, I'm saying you're unwilling to admit you're...

No, I'm saying you're unwilling to admit you're wrong, even when it is obvious. Furthermore, there are plenty of cyclists who, after two years aren't "erratic and can't pull smoothly in a pace line"....
09-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

No I'm not saying that. Not even close. ...

No I'm not saying that. Not even close.


I'm going to go ahead and call BS on this.


I don't get why this is so difficult for some people to grasp. Some sports have a steeper learning curve...
09-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

I'm trying, and failing, to see how this is in...

I'm trying, and failing, to see how this is in anyway relevant or important in the context of this discussion. The OP made it clear what he was referring to. Whether he, or anyone else, precisely...
09-12-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

No you are still misunderstanding. First, there...

No you are still misunderstanding. First, there was no mention of racing by the OP.


Second, his whole point is you don't need to reach an equivalent level of competency in cycling. In cycling...
09-12-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

So, assuming someone wants to learn, how many...

So, assuming someone wants to learn, how many rides do you think it takes for them to be able to ride decently? Not perfectly, not expertly, but good enough that you don't resent the fact that they...
09-12-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

I disagree. Perhaps we have a different...

I disagree. Perhaps we have a different definition of "competent" but I was being conservative when I said 1 year. Usually it's much less than that. It certainly doesn't take a year to learn the...
09-12-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

But, to reiterate, this is not what the OP was...

But, to reiterate, this is not what the OP was talking about.
09-12-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,753
Posted By OBoile

Yep. Decent group riding isn't rocket science....

Yep. Decent group riding isn't rocket science. Anyone who rides regularly with their local cycling club is almost certainly a competent group rider after the first year. You aren't going to be a...
09-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By OBoile

Are your toes pointed out 30 degrees as is...

Are your toes pointed out 30 degrees as is typical? If so, try pointing them more straight forward. This is essentially how they are for a lunge which you say doesn't cause the issue. You could also...
09-11-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By OBoile

No idea why that is happening, but please note...

No idea why that is happening, but please note that squats, while a very good exercise, are not necessary to build leg strength. Lunges, deadlifts, and even the leg press are all decent alternatives....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,501
Posted By OBoile

I get that. I often joke that my only gripe with...

I get that. I often joke that my only gripe with the ECC is that it is in Etobicoke. We have to ride 25km to get out of town and finally get some good riding in. Find a club on the outskirts of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,501
Posted By OBoile

I'm a member of the Etobicoke Cycling Club. If...

I'm a member of the Etobicoke Cycling Club. If you're in that area, it's a great group.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,982
Posted By OBoile

LOL no! 5'9" and 198 would be considered quite...

LOL no! 5'9" and 198 would be considered quite skinny for someone in a strength sport. Some weighing 230 wouldn't be uncommon at that height. You didn't start seeing "fat" people until you get up to...
09-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,034
Posted By OBoile

[has an evil grin knowing the carnage I'm about...

[has an evil grin knowing the carnage I'm about to cause...]
Perhaps you should try disc breaks? I can lock up either wheel quite easily from my hoods.
09-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,034
Posted By OBoile

That's the biggest difference for me too. When I...

That's the biggest difference for me too. When I need to go hard/fast (like when I'm taking a pull), I use the drops. I go a km/h or two faster for the same power output.
09-03-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,528
Posted By OBoile

I was involved in a competitive strength sport...

I was involved in a competitive strength sport for over a decade and this certainly wasn't my experience.
09-01-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,738
Posted By OBoile

No need to apologize. Really, I was piling on a...

No need to apologize. Really, I was piling on a bit... and I didn't mean to. I'm sorry if it felt like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,679
Posted By OBoile

Uh... okay?

Uh... okay?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,679
Posted By OBoile

It's nine pages long (and counting)... that's the...

It's nine pages long (and counting)... that's the work of more than just one poster.
09-01-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,738
Posted By OBoile

What others have said. You should be only be able...

What others have said. You should be only be able to do 190 NP for about an hour if your FTP is 229. Doing 40 watts more for several hours just doesn't make sense. My FTP is somewhere around 250 and...
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