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12-01-20, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Hermes

6.5 hours over Thanksgiving weekend including 2x...

6.5 hours over Thanksgiving weekend including 2x San Clemente to Oceanside TTTs. Typical SoCal weather.
12-01-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I avoid mirrors as well. Head selfies are okay.:D

I avoid mirrors as well. Head selfies are okay.:D
11-28-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 156,217
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have Nopinz too. They were popular...

My wife and I have Nopinz too. They were popular choices at record attempts at Aguascalientes
11-26-20, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta Island turkey trot on road bikes - 3 lap...

Fiesta Island turkey trot on road bikes - 3 lap TTT with accelerations. Happy Thanksgiving.
11-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

New cycling and gym routine. We drove to San...

New cycling and gym routine. We drove to San Clemente this morning and did a TTT south to Camp Pendleton’s South Gate and back. Then we drove north about 5 minutes and worked out at an outdoor gym,...
11-18-20, 09:49 AM
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Views: 317,767
Posted By Hermes

When you raise the saddle up to accommodate the...

When you raise the saddle up to accommodate the shorter cranks, the saddle also moves back and the seat to handlebar to seat drop increases. So there is a lot of small changes being made to the fit....
11-16-20, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We had a typical week of riding including TTT...

We had a typical week of riding including TTT work on Fiesta and Camp Pendleton plus some over under hill climbing. What is with the honey bees. My wife was stung on her nose and earlier this year...
11-13-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,025
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note. Please return the discussion to...

Moderation note. Please return the discussion to saddle tilt and stop the off topic discussion. Thank you.
11-11-20, 02:24 PM
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Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

Happy Birthday Tmonk!!

Happy Birthday Tmonk!!
11-10-20, 01:25 PM
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Views: 652
Posted By Hermes

I told my wife your story and asked for her...

I told my wife your story and asked for her opinion. She said...hire a coach who will see you and provide on the spot feedback. She has had a coach for the last 12 years but for this year due to...
11-07-20, 10:16 AM
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Views: 317,767
Posted By Hermes

I had a simple outpatient procedure done at the...

I had a simple outpatient procedure done at the hospital this week and I had to get a Covid test prior. It was pretty simple. I had an appointment, drove up, wound the window down and then done. A...
11-06-20, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We are riding inside both days. Oh well.

We are riding inside both days. Oh well.
11-06-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,718
Posted By Hermes

Old La Honda? One of my favorites in the Bay...

Old La Honda? One of my favorites in the Bay Area. Although, OLH is 3.4 miles average 7.3% so it may be a different climb.

It is interesting that you have not assumed that the change in HR ie...
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’.
10-08-20, 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.
10-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,812
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...
09-30-20, 09:25 PM
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Views: 317,767
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: 1,717
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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Views: 317,767
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...
09-26-20, 03:24 PM
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Views: 906,445
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,717
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...
09-22-20, 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
09-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,833
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.
09-14-20, 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: 6,833
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,833
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
Replies: 8
Views: 914
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...
09-13-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 317,767
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Hermes

I am not quite sure of your question. Let me...

I am not quite sure of your question. Let me frame this another way. Generally, athletes can have one peak per season using a periodized training program. The peak is generated by matching the...
09-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

Terrain versus the prescribed workout. In...

Terrain versus the prescribed workout. In general, Coaches seem to be brain dead when it comes to merging where the athlete will be, the terrain and the prescribed workout. Generally, one can always...
09-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

I iterate to determine FTP. I make a guess and...

I iterate to determine FTP. I make a guess and adjust it up or down as the workout proceeds.
09-10-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 156,217
Posted By Hermes

Amen. Rent a bike at RH. I did not read the...

Amen. Rent a bike at RH. I did not read the rules but I suspect there is a certification process that has to take place much like Carson.

I got on a roll and provided more info than is necessary...
09-10-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 156,217
Posted By Hermes

As I recall, Rock Hill is 250 meter outdoor...

As I recall, Rock Hill is 250 meter outdoor concrete track with 45 degree banking. Your TT bike would be okay for pursuit in the pole lane and probably accommodate a couple of gear changes. ...
09-10-20, 08:29 AM
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Views: 317,767
Posted By Hermes

Doge Great pic and I am sure you are very proud...

Doge Great pic and I am sure you are very proud of him for serving his country.
09-09-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,833
Posted By Hermes

Periodized training plans go through phases....

Periodized training plans go through phases. Phase I is strength and adaptation. During S&A, the goal is to build strength on the bike in different riding positions. However, this is done in concert...
09-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

Cypress Stay safe. We have a fire here although...

Cypress Stay safe. We have a fire here although inland versus the coast with winds due later today.
09-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By Hermes

I danced around the question of male / female but...

I danced around the question of male / female but thought you were probably female by the speed / power. My wife is a gonzo time trialist / pursuitist at 5’4” 48 kilos. She can generate 25 mph out...
09-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,833
Posted By Hermes

Since I have started training and racing, by...

Since I have started training and racing, by definition, I do no have any junk miles. The reason is every ride has a purpose / goal and the goal may be recovery, just ride as I feel, do group ride A,...
09-04-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

The word is out in the bear community and they...

The word is out in the bear community and they avoid him.
09-04-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 156,217
Posted By Hermes

TMonk The other consideration for aerobars is...

TMonk The other consideration for aerobars is having the bullhorns well below the pads. You do not want the bull horns at the same elevation as the pads for pursuit. In pursuit, the start is...
09-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

Our gym is open and I are back at it. This is...

Our gym is open and I are back at it. This is much better than home workouts or that other intensity studio.
09-01-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TT bike 3x10 minute 30 on 30 off. One...

Fiesta TT bike 3x10 minute 30 on 30 off. One aspect of my riding on the TT and road bikes is that over the years, I have improved on generating power on flat terrain - especially downwind.

My...
08-31-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Hermes

There is a big difference in achieving a personal...

There is a big difference in achieving a personal best or world record in a casual training environment versus under the pressure of an event such as the olympics, world championship or special event...
08-30-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

7.5 hours ~ 300 TSS including 4x20k TTTs on...

7.5 hours ~ 300 TSS including 4x20k TTTs on Fiesta Island. Fun week with good weather and fast conditions. Next week will be more high end short duration efforts.
08-25-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,329
Posted By Hermes

It seems like the original post is missing some...

It seems like the original post is missing some key words - racer boys, triple, full kit, clipless and drafting to name a few. These popped into my head. I am sure there are others.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,151
Posted By Hermes

Here is a link about climbing power versus time...

Here is a link about climbing power versus time trial power. https://cyclingtips.com/2013/09/climbing-and-time-trialling-how-power-outputs-are-affected/

I have found via anecdotal evidence that...
08-20-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15,611
Views: 906,445
Posted By Hermes

TMonk Your team is now king of Fiesta. ...

TMonk Your team is now king of Fiesta.

Assuming we are racing next season, podium at Elite Road Nationals TTT and Elite Track Nationals team pursuit seem like good goals. Team pursuit at SD...
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