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08-05-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 283
Posted By adamrice

I've been using a homemade energy gel...

I've been using a homemade energy gel (https://www.backcountry.com/explore/how-to-make-energy-gel) recipe that includes peanut butter. To be honest, it's pretty disgusting. But the idea is that you...
08-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By adamrice

That is the rule of thumb that most people go by,...

That is the rule of thumb that most people go by, although I've read that it's only really applicable for very well-trained athletes. If you're not quite so well-trained, the "hour discount" is more...
08-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By adamrice

Sort of. - VO2max is something we can only...

Sort of.

- VO2max is something we can only measure in a lab, but FTP is something we can measure with a smart trainer or power meter.
- Threshold power is measuring something different: it's the...
08-02-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By adamrice

And I just learned today that Trainer Day now has...

And I just learned today that Trainer Day now has an app that will control a smart trainer for running structured workouts. Looks like a cheaper option than most of the other guys.
07-31-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By adamrice

Training Peaks is for keeping track of your...

Training Peaks is for keeping track of your rides, building training plans, and evaluating your progress toward a goal. It also has a marketplace for buying training plans, and it acts as a way to...
07-31-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,257
Posted By adamrice

You might want to look at Trainer Day...

You might want to look at Trainer Day (https://trainerday.com/) as an alternative to zwofactory for designing interval patterns. Its a little more straightforward, and if you've got a repeating...
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By adamrice

Here's a long article discussing polarized...

Here's a long article discussing polarized training (https://www.instapaper.com/read/1311526106). The author does give recommendations for how to do it, but also seems kind of negative about the...
07-26-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By adamrice

I believe you can set up both Wahoo and Garmin...

I believe you can set up both Wahoo and Garmin head units to give you an alert when your heart rate enters a certain zone. If you're worried about your heart rate going over a certain number, I think...
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By adamrice

Resources for developing ultra-event training plans

Does anyone know of any resources or guidelines for developing training plans for long-distance events? Training Peaks can generate training plans for "normal" events but falls apart when it comes to...
07-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By adamrice

Trainer Day (https://app.trainerday.com/)...

Trainer Day (https://app.trainerday.com/) (formerly ErgDB) lets you design structured workouts and send them to a few other services (https://app.trainerday.com/apps-and-devices). It looks like the...
07-15-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By adamrice

I believe that your iphone does in fact have...

I believe that your iphone does in fact have image stabilization, although it may not be aggressive enough to be useful with bike videos. You can also stabilize video after the fact in iMovie etc.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,705
Posted By adamrice

I've started carrying a bandana (which has come...

I've started carrying a bandana (which has come in handy in other ways) as a just-in-case measure. I plan my rides around not stopping anywhere, and not being close to anyone.
07-13-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By adamrice

Sugru also might work.

Sugru also might work.
07-09-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By adamrice

Hydration hasn't been a problem for me in the...

Hydration hasn't been a problem for me in the sense of "becoming dangerously dehydrated," but I know I'm not drinking as much as I should, and I wonder how much it is impairing my performance. I've...
Forum: Texas
07-08-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By adamrice

If you want to work on hills (or really, just one...

If you want to work on hills (or really, just one hill), take the bike path that runs west from Shoal Creek, above the tracks, over to Far West Blvd, then ride down Far West, and then back up (if you...
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By adamrice

Everyone's does. The phenomenon is called...

Everyone's does. The phenomenon is called cardiovascular drift. Your body is working harder to keep itself cool, and less blood flow is available to oxygenate your muscles.

I can't remember where...
07-06-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By adamrice

How do you suggest dealing with multi-day rides...

How do you suggest dealing with multi-day rides when you don't know your stopping points in advance?
07-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By adamrice

+1 on at least getting a heart-rate monitor....

+1 on at least getting a heart-rate monitor. Those aren't expensive.

Current training regimens are all based on power, and heart rate can be used as a rough approximation for power, but it's far...
Forum: Texas
06-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By adamrice

That's pretty cool. I've ridden very near a few...

That's pretty cool. I've ridden very near a few of these, and I've hit at least one.
Forum: Texas
06-30-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By adamrice

I've read about the company and am generally...

I've read about the company and am generally interested, but I have to admit that none of your bikes really suit the kind of riding I do.
06-25-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that monitoring cadence is that...

I don't think that monitoring cadence is that important if you are already comfortable spinning at relatively high cadences. If you're getting accustomed to higher cadences, a cadence meter will keep...
06-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By adamrice

I'm not recording in GC, just archiving and...

I'm not recording in GC, just archiving and analyzing. This was recorded using Rouvy on an iPad, connected over bluetooth to my smart trainer and HRM. What GC is showing here is consistent with what...
06-23-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By adamrice

Wahoo did have such a product, called the RFLKT....

Wahoo did have such a product, called the RFLKT. Discontinued but apparently still available on Amazon.

It just shows basic stats as relayed from a supporting app on the phone (I use Cyclemeter,...
06-22-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By adamrice

I know you don't want to use a phone, but in the...

I know you don't want to use a phone, but in the interest of completeness, I'll mention that the Ride with GPS smartphone app does give spoken cues. It's different from what you're used to if you've...
06-22-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By adamrice

In case anyone's curious, I'm uploading a...

In case anyone's curious, I'm uploading a screencap from Golden Cheetah, showing power and HR from a recent workout. This was an easy interval session that I've done several times. I've circled the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By adamrice

This does have a clip. But the clip is pretty...

This does have a clip. But the clip is pretty high up, leaving a fair amount of loose-hanging hose, and if I slide it to the bottom of its travel, then bringing the hose up pinches it against the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By adamrice

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I...

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I thought of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By adamrice

Camelbak hack

I've been riding with a Camelbak lately to extend the range I can cover without stopping (partly due to Covid-19, partly just because). I've been unhappy with the hose management--either I can route...
06-18-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By adamrice

I've actually observed this with two HRMs--a...

I've actually observed this with two HRMs--a Wahoo and a Garmin (it turns out you shouldn't send the transmitter pod through the laundry, who knew?).

This would be impossible to count manually....
06-15-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, with all of Canklecat's various provisos in...

Yeah, with all of Canklecat's various provisos in mind, the rule of thumb is that we've got about 2.5 hours worth of readily accessible energy in our body, and after that, we have to rely 100% on...
06-13-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By adamrice

GC bug

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/229x203/gc_bug_10c699b15af4701e397498ac5953d5a7a47748c4.png

Either I've found a bug in Golden Cheetah, or that last ride was really hard.
06-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By adamrice

Intermittent HR dips: cause for concern?

In keeping with the recent questions about heart rate, here's something I've noticed.

I've been riding my stationary rig regularly lately, and I've noticed that over the course of an hour, I'll...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By adamrice

This is an ancient list from an ancient website...

This is an ancient list from an ancient website (http://www.maxmatic.com/ttw_links_mchpttw.htm), but I'll link to it just the same. These are almost all concepts or homebuilds.

There was the...
06-04-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,612
Posted By adamrice

Just another datapoint to muddy the waters: ...

Just another datapoint to muddy the waters:

In the beforetime, I was commuting to work daily, about 50 minutes total (split over 2 rides to/from) at moderate intensity. No stretching. Nightly leg...
06-01-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By adamrice

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who...

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who have bad experiences are 7x as likely to talk about them as those who have positive experiences. I think that online user reviews make that imbalance...
05-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,486
Posted By adamrice

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you...

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you already know.

I think the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) tip for hill-climbing is don't back off. There's...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By adamrice

There's nothing magical about factory-built...

There's nothing magical about factory-built wheels. A good LBS will be able to build up a wheel from whatever rims/spokes/hub you specify.

Premier Tactical and Yoeleo make 650c wheels. Yoeleo will...
05-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,007
Posted By adamrice

There's a lot of good advice in this thread on...

There's a lot of good advice in this thread on specific food items, but in case it's not already clear (and you're not already doing it) the way to save money is to cook your own food, rather than...
05-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,331
Posted By adamrice

Like Spelger, I recently got a smart trainer that...

Like Spelger, I recently got a smart trainer that measures power, but I don't have a power meter on any of my bikes (yet). I've been reading a lot trying to get up to speed, literally and...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By adamrice

I actually just got a new Camelbak. I haven't...

I actually just got a new Camelbak. I haven't been riding any centuries, but I have been riding a weekly ~100K, with enough supplies that I shouldn't need to stop.
05-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that...

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that is compatible with BB30 should also be compatible with BSA.
05-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By adamrice

Another approach is to get a phone case...

Another approach is to get a phone case specifically for use on your bike, stick a Garmin-mount adapter on the back, and use a Garmin mount (on the stem, stem cap, or out front). This is what I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By adamrice

Here's...

Here's (http://www.velonews.com/gear/gear-issue-friction-differences-between-1x-and-2x-drivetrains/) an independent test comparing SRAM's AXS drivetrain with Shimano's. Clearly there is some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,140
Posted By adamrice

This is a derail, but if you've never used...

This is a derail, but if you've never used waterproof paper, I recommend it. There are two kinds: there's printer paper, which is really a sort of printable plastic (different kinds for inkjets and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By adamrice

I've never used SRAM's stuff, but according to...

I've never used SRAM's stuff, but according to them, the drop in efficiency is trivial. FWIW.

How many teeth are on your derailleur pulleys?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,140
Posted By adamrice

I've gone back and forth on backpacks. Currently...

I've gone back and forth on backpacks. Currently I am in the pro-backpack camp. Lately I've been using a small Camelbak plus a bottle for my rides, and just got a bigger Camelbak (particularly so I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By adamrice

I also used to have a Speed, and replaced the big...

I also used to have a Speed, and replaced the big ring on the triple with a 55t. It shifted fine, and I did not feel under-geared.

SRAM has taken an interesting approach with their latest road...
05-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By adamrice

I think the points here are: It's good to...

I think the points here are:

It's good to know that this is possible.
It's good to know what your mobile plan includes.
Even a cheap mobile plan will cover a few gigabytes of data. The route...
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good...

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good option for this. There have been a couple of attempts to build power meters into shoes in the past, but those didn't really go anywhere. If you...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By adamrice

I just ran across this today: Everesting on a...

I just ran across this today: Everesting on a fixie with a hormone headwind (https://cyclingtips.com/2020/05/everesting-on-a-fixie-with-a-hormone-headwind/).
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