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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By asgelle

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome false...

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome false dichotomy?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By asgelle

Assuming he wore socks and an undershirt, it's...

Assuming he wore socks and an undershirt, it's odd that you would compare things which have some utility with something which was totally useless during the record attempt.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By asgelle

The logic makes perfect sense if you listened to...

The logic makes perfect sense if you listened to any of the interviews. He did what he thought was best given the equipment available to him. What he had in his garage wasn't purchased specifically...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,299
Posted By asgelle

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fixing-broke...

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fixing-broken-carbon-fiber/id1489098732?i=1000474359104
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By asgelle

Except, of course, the picture is not of the fork...

Except, of course, the picture is not of the fork which Cervelo said had corrosion.
02-18-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

This might help....

This might help....
02-15-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

Good for you, but that's not what polarized...

Good for you, but that's not what polarized training is (at least as it's commonly understood). Of course, you ran redefine terms and then use them however you want.
02-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

In other words, the antithesis of polarized.

In other words, the antithesis of polarized.
02-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

No, the point of training is to overload the...

No, the point of training is to overload the system to produce desired adaptations. Fatigue doesn't necessarily indicate overload. Recovery from fatigue doesn't necessarily produce desired...
02-13-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

Can you really make a living as a goal post...

Can you really make a living as a goal post mover? In case you forgot, you originally said this

Nothing about training TO [sic] power.
02-13-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

I never described how I train or use a PM. Don't...

I never described how I train or use a PM. Don't put words in my mouth.
02-13-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

By allowing me to tailor my training to my own...

By allowing me to tailor my training to my own needs and goals and then execute according to that plan.
02-13-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

I can't think of a more misguided question. There...

I can't think of a more misguided question. There is no one most effective way and to believe so shows a total lack of understanding.
02-13-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

I find time, distance, or the combination of...

I find time, distance, or the combination of both, speed, very poor measures of training volume.
02-13-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

And not even that since you don't know stroke...

And not even that since you don't know stroke volume.
02-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By asgelle

I don't know about that. I'm using a power meter...

I don't know about that. I'm using a power meter to monitor volume of training both post hoc and also during a session. I'm not sure a heart rate monitor could do that.

At any rate, it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,834
Posted By asgelle

I'm pretty sure UCI rules prohibit anything...

I'm pretty sure UCI rules prohibit anything inside the main triangle except water bottles, and the shape of those is tightly controlled, The bottle on the Cervelo P4 is definitely not allowed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,859
Posted By asgelle

Without arguing if what happened was right or...

Without arguing if what happened was right or wrong, as officials we were trained that putting a foot down is not a mishap and doesn't qualify for a free lap. Many times I've seen free laps denied...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,859
Posted By asgelle

As am I currently and formerly as an official....

As am I currently and formerly as an official. I'm not saying that the rule should be rigidly applied in the case of a mass pile-up; rather, that it's important to know and understand what the rules...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,859
Posted By asgelle

The rule is clear. Yes, many officials don't know...

The rule is clear. Yes, many officials don't know or don't correctly apply the rules.

3D5. Free Lap Rule. Riders shall normally cover the distance of the race regardless of mishaps and must make...
02-10-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

https://twitter.com/marcelkittel/status/1359520608...

https://twitter.com/marcelkittel/status/1359520608602750976 higher power in losses probably due to poor positioning
02-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

Just? There's a lot of meaning in that little...

Just? There's a lot of meaning in that little word - times.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,834
Posted By asgelle

Cervelo, 2008 (P4).

Cervelo, 2008 (P4).
02-10-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

You're conflating force (lbs) with power (W). Now...

You're conflating force (lbs) with power (W). Now I don't know if you're doing this to confuse the issue or you don't understand the difference, but as long as bikes have gears, power is what moves...
02-09-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

This is so true. As long as you are using the...

This is so true. As long as you are using the accepted definition of strength - the maximum force or tension a muscle or muscle group can produce - if you can do it once (whether it's turn the pedals...
02-08-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

And then there's Frank Day

And then there's Frank Day
02-08-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

Except we know the maximum force required to ride...

Except we know the maximum force required to ride the steepest paved grades* with readily available gearing is less than what you need to step up on a normal staircase.

*excepting perhaps some...
02-08-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

Deleted - not worth the bother.

Deleted - not worth the bother.
02-08-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

It's a bad analogy, but you've completely...

It's a bad analogy, but you've completely misinterpreted it. In cycling, the rider can reduce the force needed to move forward up a steep grade by choosing an appropriate gear. In skiing, lacking...
02-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

Holding power is the very definition of...

Holding power is the very definition of endurance, and we know endurance doesn't depend on the maximum force muscles can produce.
02-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

O.K. so maybe skiing isn't a good analogy for...

O.K. so maybe skiing isn't a good analogy for cycling after all.
02-08-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

I said there might be skis with gears. I didn't...

I said there might be skis with gears. I didn't know.

But unlike skiing where the the athlete can't control the force required to cover the course, cycling allows one to self select the best force...
02-08-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

As far as I know, there are no cross country skis...

As far as I know, there are no cross country skis with gears that allow the athlete to control amount of force and speed of force applied. I may be wrong though.
02-08-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

I'd state this a little differently. I'd say it...

I'd state this a little differently. I'd say it wasn't an increase in strength rather than strength training. It's possible for a relatively untrained athlete that adaptations associated with...
02-07-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,834
Posted By asgelle

I hear multigear bicycles are the latest rage...

I hear multigear bicycles are the latest rage now. They let the rider choose an appropriate gear ratio as the road gradient changes.
02-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Do you have any source for ProTour riders showing...

Do you have any source for ProTour riders showing greater strength than the general age-matched population? And no, the fact that some weight train is not evidence.
02-07-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

It's been quoted and cited repeatedly on the...

It's been quoted and cited repeatedly on the Wattage list and probably at Slowtwitch as well. So often that I never bothered to archive it. If you're really interested, you could write Andy Coggan or...
02-07-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

And I'm sure Mr. Webster would define sitting at...

And I'm sure Mr. Webster would define sitting at a desk in an office moving papers as doing work, but to use that definition in a discussion of physics or cycling mechanics would be confusing if not...
02-07-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Only if you choose to ignore the accepted...

Only if you choose to ignore the accepted definition of the word.
02-07-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

It's not my definition it's THE definition and...

It's not my definition it's THE definition and it's as I wrote above.

Further, related to what I wrote above, not only is it necessary to distinguish strength from strength training, you also have...
02-07-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

You really need to start reading before you...

You really need to start reading before you write. As I wrote, strength and strength training are not the same.
02-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Then how do you explain ProTour riders show no...

Then how do you explain ProTour riders show no greater strength than an aged-matched group of untrained men? If endurance and strength were linked, wouldn't the top riders show greater strength than...
02-07-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Well, that's certainly enough to change my mind...

Well, that's certainly enough to change my mind over the conclusions of experts in the field who have conducted numerous studies. Well done.
02-07-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

It's not a matter of opinion. The experts who've...

It's not a matter of opinion. The experts who've studied it are unanimous; it doesn't matter. Remember, ProTour riders show no difference in strength from a matched group of UNTRAINED individuals....
02-07-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

It's complicated only if you try to apply...

It's complicated only if you try to apply strength in the generic, undefined sense as the announcers use it. If you use the precise definition accepted by exercise physiologists, the maximum force or...
02-06-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

You realize your earlier posts are still visible...

You realize your earlier posts are still visible so as you wriggle and squirm to change the meaning of what you wrote, the evidence remains in plain sight.
02-06-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Force on the pedals can be resolved into a radial...

Force on the pedals can be resolved into a radial and tangential component. Only the tangential propels the bike. Increasing force on the pedals by pressing radially might increase total force, but...
02-06-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Perhaps, but I was referring to the example of...

Perhaps, but I was referring to the example of 225W @35prm.
02-06-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

And with 172.5mm cranks that works out to 40lb...

And with 172.5mm cranks that works out to 40lb average force per leg or 80lb max since max is about double average. I'm not sure efforts less than 2/3 body weight is doing much to increase strength....
02-06-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,133
Posted By asgelle

Not again. High cadence might be more effective,...

Not again. High cadence might be more effective, but every study, and they are myriad, has shown cadences around 60 rpm are most efficient regardless of power.
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