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06-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By OBoile

Nice! I just checked my last ride... and it seems...

Nice! I just checked my last ride... and it seems to be working as intended. 1417 kJ and 1400 calories burned.
A similar ride on May 23rd was 1449 kJ and 1868 calories.
I submitted a request for...
05-12-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By OBoile

I'm quite sure my CdA is bad. Based on my...

I'm quite sure my CdA is bad. Based on my duathlon ride portion 235 watts would put me at ~28 minutes.
But, I'm not really surprised/disappointed by that. It was really just me putting some clip-on...
05-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By OBoile

I think I must be a better runner than a cyclist....

I think I must be a better runner than a cyclist. My 5km time is ~21 minutes but I'd be pretty happy to do a 10mi TT in 26. This despite the majority of my training (particularly the hard stuff)...
05-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By OBoile

Doge needs to step into the 21st century.

Doge needs to step into the 21st century.
04-26-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,870
Posted By OBoile

It's disgusting that people will sink to this...

It's disgusting that people will sink to this level during a pandemic.
04-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

You just get dumber and dumber.

You just get dumber and dumber.
04-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

Get that tin foil hat back on before the...

Get that tin foil hat back on before the government's radiation disrupts your brain any further!!!!!
04-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

Interesting that you consider wanting people to...

Interesting that you consider wanting people to survive to be "not caring".
04-21-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong all...

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong all along.
04-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

Tin foil had alert!

Tin foil had alert!
04-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. Ultimately "herd immunity" is pointless if...

Yeah. Ultimately "herd immunity" is pointless if it is obtained by having everyone get the virus. That's defeating the purpose.

In order to avoid getting the virus, let's build herd immunity by...
04-20-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

Yes, lets believe the one study at odds with all...

Yes, lets believe the one study at odds with all of the others. That's a smart way to do things.
04-20-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

smh.

smh.
04-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

Bacon. Ham. Pork Chops. What's so hard to...

Bacon. Ham. Pork Chops.

What's so hard to comprehend about that?
04-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

The quality of life in many of those countries is...

The quality of life in many of those countries is better than in the USA.
04-20-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,513
Posted By OBoile

The effect of doping is far more significant than...

The effect of doping is far more significant than the few % points (and yes, elite pros are all within a few % points of each other) difference between the top guys. The effects of doping, in cycling...
04-16-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By OBoile

I'm not going to go back and dig up my results...

I'm not going to go back and dig up my results (haven't used my wahoo bolt since the fall), but the difference was similar in magnitude to this. 5% is a pipe dream for me.
04-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,600
Posted By OBoile

Oh I agree, and I don't expect the race to...

Oh I agree, and I don't expect the race to actually happen.
But, in the event that something does change (maybe someone discovers an effective cure for instance) it makes sense to be prepared, just...
04-15-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By OBoile

If you are doing a workout, the grade is does not...

If you are doing a workout, the grade is does not affect resistance. I've done the Zwift FTP test:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2973381560
During the 20 minutes, erg mode is off but the...
04-15-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,600
Posted By OBoile

Yeah that wouldn't surprise me. Plus, you never...

Yeah that wouldn't surprise me.
Plus, you never know. It would suck (relatively speaking of course) for there to be an effective treatment, or a sudden decline in the spread of the virus or...
04-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,600
Posted By OBoile

I don't see the harm in rescheduling... as long...

I don't see the harm in rescheduling... as long as they are willing to cancel it if the conditions in August make it too dangerous to race.
04-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By OBoile

I can confirm, if you're using a structured...

I can confirm, if you're using a structured workout in Zwift (which includes their FTP tests) that the terrain doesn't matter. Erg mode turns off for the actual 20 minute part, but the resistance is...
04-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By OBoile

Yep. And, as someone with a PM and a Wahoo...

Yep. And, as someone with a PM and a Wahoo computer, I find that the Wahoo (which is based on HR) consistently overestimates my calories burned. Of course, Strava uses the supplied (Wahoo) number...
04-13-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

The content of your posts gives it away.

The content of your posts gives it away.
04-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

It's pretty crazy/sad/scary that 3 months into...

It's pretty crazy/sad/scary that 3 months into this being a major story, the comment "this ain't no hoax" is still relevant as there are a not insignificant amount of people who believe it is.
04-09-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,012
Posted By OBoile

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong. You...

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong. You don't have to keep doubling down.
04-01-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By OBoile

What "experience"? This is a new virus. No one...

What "experience"? This is a new virus. No one has anything beyond anecdotal experience at this point. So I can save you some trouble: it's usefulness is between slim and none.
04-01-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By OBoile

I don't think there is any evidence that cycling...

I don't think there is any evidence that cycling helps or hurts. To try and assert that someone knows one way or the other would be irresponsible at this point IMO.
04-01-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,895
Posted By OBoile

Odd then that the USA hasn't done that much...

Odd then that the USA hasn't done that much testing, but has the most affected.
Perhaps you should just go away rather than continue to endanger people's lives by continuing to cause confusion and...
04-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,420
Posted By OBoile

Just because you managed to dodge the first...

Just because you managed to dodge the first bullet doesn't mean you shouldn't try to get behind cover before the 2nd one comes.
And social distancing is supported by science. There' s a reason why...
03-26-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,573
Posted By OBoile

I'm so glad I don't live in the USA. Even your...

I'm so glad I don't live in the USA. Even your attempts at putting a positive spin on this make the situation look terrible to me. $1000 to go to the emergency room? That's insane.
03-17-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,089
Posted By OBoile

The key word is "job". Work vs hobby.

The key word is "job". Work vs hobby.
03-17-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,089
Posted By OBoile

Sure. If you need to ride somewhere (grocery...

Sure. If you need to ride somewhere (grocery store, work etc.) that's one thing. But casual rides (including training) are optional and likely should be avoided.
03-17-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,089
Posted By OBoile

The way I see it, and I'm sure this has been said...

The way I see it, and I'm sure this has been said already, the real issue with riding is the risk of crashing. If/when hospitals are full of covid-19 cases, going in with a broken collarbone exposes...
03-16-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,192
Posted By OBoile

I didn't say "tin foil" I sad "idiocy". Seems I...

I didn't say "tin foil" I sad "idiocy". Seems I made a good choice in my use of words.
03-16-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,192
Posted By OBoile

This kind of idiocy is the last thing we need...

This kind of idiocy is the last thing we need right now.
03-14-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,082
Posted By OBoile

The last thing we need now is anti-vaxx BS like...

The last thing we need now is anti-vaxx BS like this. Go away.
03-14-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,082
Posted By OBoile

Perhaps you should consider the possibility that...

Perhaps you should consider the possibility that it's you, and not all the disease experts who are advising their governments to shut everything down, that is wrong. Generally it's considered "common...
03-14-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,089
Posted By OBoile

This is really bad advice. Yes, young people may...

This is really bad advice. Yes, young people may not die from it, but they can still suffer long term damage, and, more importantly, they can cause the virus to spread further.
03-11-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

If you're so confident, I challenge you...

If you're so confident, I challenge you constantly refer to it as "the flu" and see how your colleagues react.
An appeal to authority doesn't make you less wrong. It's not the flu. End of story.
03-11-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

Translation: I'm right. It's not the flu and you...

Translation: I'm right. It's not the flu and you look like a fool for trying to argue otherwise.
03-10-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

Might want to read a those a little more closely....

Might want to read a those a little more closely.

You can say what you want, but the corona virus isn't the flu. That's a fact. Why do you keep arguing it?

She says "this flu" not once, but...
03-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

Is COVID-19 the flu? It's a simply yes, or no...

Is COVID-19 the flu?
It's a simply yes, or no question with one correct answer. My comment that you replied to was addressing this specifically.

...
03-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

There is no "yes and no". It's a different...

There is no "yes and no". It's a different species of virus than the flu. Directly calling it the flu is wrong.

It does appear to be worse than the typical flu strain. But no, it isn't anywhere...
03-10-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

First, that's why I said it was a minor issue. ...

First, that's why I said it was a minor issue.
But second, yes, this matters. If someone started a thread on how to avoid cougar attacks and another poster gave a bunch of good info, but kept...
03-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

No. Just no. They are a different virus. The WHO...

No. Just no. They are a different virus. The WHO differentiates between them because they are different.
Again, it's like calling a lion a bear.
The effects of them may be similar, but the effect...
03-10-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

Huh? You just posted a link saying what they are....

Huh? You just posted a link saying what they are. They are NOT influenza. That is a different virus. Many of the symptoms are the same but that is like saying a lion is a bear because the result of...
03-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By OBoile

That's true. Very true. But it's also just a case...

That's true. Very true. But it's also just a case of how seriously people take things. Lots of people go out and ride their bikes. A significant amount do >100 km a week on group rides and the like....
03-09-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By OBoile

I will agree with you that it's pretty rare to...

I will agree with you that it's pretty rare to see a 300 lb squat to respectable depth in the gym. It is very good. But it's also a matter of perspective. What's considered very good compared to the...
03-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,873
Posted By OBoile

First, no one believes the 437 number. It's low...

First, no one believes the 437 number. It's low due to the lack of tests. That's the number that have tested positive, not the number that have it.
Second, the epidemic is just starting which is why...
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