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04-13-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,862
Posted By Hermes

Wow, welcome back EventServices . Maybe we can...

Wow, welcome back EventServices . Maybe we can have some amazing racing and announcing in the future.
04-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By Hermes

If I may assist OP for a moment, those (including...

If I may assist OP for a moment, those (including moi) that select one saddle for everything have to realize that a cyclist slides around on the saddle fore and aft depending on the goal. Generally,...
04-12-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By Hermes

I ride the Fizik Aliante on my road, track and...

I ride the Fizik Aliante on my road, track and time trial bikes. Selecting a saddle is more about comfort, position on the saddle and sit bone anatomy than “speed”. I could visualize a cyclist...
04-09-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

We wrapped up another ski week in Utah and the...

We wrapped up another ski week in Utah and the skiing and weather were perfect. This ski season we had 23 days at Park City, Utah of which we did 19 ski days at Deer Valley - 77,000 vertical feet...
04-09-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Hermes

It is an interesting metric but not that useful -...

It is an interesting metric but not that useful - at least I have not found it useful.
04-07-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,232
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. This is an old thread...

Welcome to Bike Forums. This is an old thread and many of the posters may not be active on BF any longer. In addition, I moved it to Pills and Ills.
04-06-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,536
Posted By Hermes

I miss the climbing in NorCal. There were so...

I miss the climbing in NorCal. There were so many great climbs and yesterday, I wore my King of the Mountain tee shirt that I got for racing up Sierra Road (I do not miss Sierra Road). I climbed...
04-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 246,900
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I are rewatching HBO’s The Young...

My wife and I are rewatching HBO’s The Young Pope. The theme during the opening credits is All Along the Watchtower by Jimmy Hendrix. I really liked his music and but yet another superb talent we...
04-05-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Hermes

I have a lot of experience with the metric. For...

I have a lot of experience with the metric. For example, I climbed Mount Venteux in 2:10 minutes with a VAM of ~900. Could I climb Mount Venteux 4 days in a row at 900 VAM? No.

I do not see VAM...
04-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta - 3 sets of 8x(30” on 1’ off). Nothing...

Fiesta - 3 sets of 8x(30” on 1’ off). Nothing massive for the on segment - between 110 and 120%. Tomorrow, we are going to roll out early for 2x20K TTT on Fiesta.
04-02-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 167,303
Posted By Hermes

I think BTS is referring to CdA calculation....

I think BTS is referring to CdA calculation. Accurate speed is required/essential.

With respect to training and racing, power is ones currency to buy speed. Racing is all about speed. Hence more...
04-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 246,900
Posted By Hermes

I really like the idea of simplicity in listening...

I really like the idea of simplicity in listening to music - vinyl record with fancy large jacket, turntable, amplifier and wired speakers. I can install the system myself and troubleshoot problems...
03-31-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By Hermes

Congrats on the 300 to 400 miles per week of...

Congrats on the 300 to 400 miles per week of riding. That is a lot of time on the bike and a lot of Kjoules.

First, I use an Apple platform OSX software such that some client based software will...
03-30-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,931
Views: 357,498
Posted By Hermes

I forgot to like it. Oh well, it is hard to be...

I forgot to like it. Oh well, it is hard to be an influencer.
03-30-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am...

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am actually good at. I have thrown everything, including the kitchen sink, at my 130 HR power and yes it does go up a couple of watts but it remains at best...
03-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,931
Views: 357,498
Posted By Hermes

The RacerEx story is total optimization of weigh,...

The RacerEx story is total optimization of weigh, equipment and aerodynamics including tunnel testing and testing at Velo Sports Center where he and I did a session together. He is all about...
03-28-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Doge We got ours renewed last year around...

Doge We got ours renewed last year around September. They even used our old pic. It took about 20 minutes. Go for it.

I have been on the path past the fence where all the surfers are. Lots of...
03-28-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

100 miles on Zwift aka, the trainer, is badass.

100 miles on Zwift aka, the trainer, is badass.
03-27-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 246,900
Posted By Hermes

Well, I listened to the Road House via my iPad...

Well, I listened to the Road House via my iPad using Apple earbuds (hey, why not) and my B&O H8i headphones. No crickets but I did hear a mouse walk across the floor and a fly buzzing around and one...
03-27-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Back at it on the bike. One hour of easy peasy...

Back at it on the bike. One hour of easy peasy riding cruising the coast. My god are there a lot of cyclists on the road.
03-26-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 246,900
Posted By Hermes

Interesting discussion thanks to Doge and others....

Interesting discussion thanks to Doge and others. The house I purchased in 2016 had speakers installed throughout the house in the ceiling and the family room was set up as a home theatre with 3...
03-26-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Finished ski block. 46,000 vertical feet with...

Finished ski block. 46,000 vertical feet with 17,000 vertical feet Wednesday which, FWIW, was the most vertical in one day since we started skiing in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. We talked about doing...
03-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 167,303
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have about 9 hours of testing at...

My wife and I have about 9 hours of testing at Velo Sports Center using ERO software and electronics to generate instantaneous CdA as we ride around the indoor track. Plus ERO does an in studio Retul...
03-23-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Day 2 skiing and another 12K of vertical with...

Day 2 skiing and another 12K of vertical with great ski legs but this time longer runs. Another day of perfect weather. This AM SpO2 was 97% which was my highest recorded at altitude over the last...
03-22-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Ski week. 12,000 vertical feet leg opener with...

Ski week. 12,000 vertical feet leg opener with great weather. Nap time.
03-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it...

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it was wet outside and did not see my shadow so opted for the trainer.
03-20-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 246,900
Posted By Hermes

Restarted piano lessons and played the entire Art...

Restarted piano lessons and played the entire Art of the Fugue I. She loved it and of course offered some corrections and areas to work on. Considering the Fugue performance, she thinks I should do a...
03-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

I am a negative split guy for everything. The...

I am a negative split guy for everything. The coaching I have had over several years emphasizes that it is the finish of an event that matters the most versus the start. And starting out too hard,...
03-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,931
Views: 357,498
Posted By Hermes

My wife thinks her second Moderna shot made her...

My wife thinks her second Moderna shot made her faster and wants another booster.:p
03-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening...

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening April 1. Can I say stoked. Yes, we can say stoked on BF.
03-16-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Glad you are okay and yes, no details here.

Glad you are okay and yes, no details here.
03-15-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 167,303
Posted By Hermes

I thought it was a great selfie that took the...

I thought it was a great selfie that took the classic garage door pic to the next level. The angle showing BTS and the bike against the sky is very cool.

And I thought of the 50s Superman TV...
03-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,931
Views: 357,498
Posted By Hermes

Another comment of Subaru is that according to...

Another comment of Subaru is that according to the dealer, when I traded in my Subaru Forrester it had a cracked head. For many reasons, I am staying away from under powered cars. Since we haul a...
03-14-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Sunday Fiesta 2x20K TTT. Normally, not our...

Sunday Fiesta 2x20K TTT. Normally, not our Sunday route but decided we did not want to pick our way along the coast with beach traffic and etc. Overcast, cool with the slower cross wind and we saw...
03-14-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5,931
Views: 357,498
Posted By Hermes

I had a similar number. My worst was a hybrid -...

I had a similar number. My worst was a hybrid - the worst of both worlds and too much hardware to carry around. I should have known better as I would never buy a hybrid bicycle. In the future, it...
03-13-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Yes, I thought that was you as well.

Yes, I thought that was you as well.
03-13-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

The coached structured track sessions that I...

The coached structured track sessions that I attend commence with a warmup. Then sprinters and endurance racers do accelerations and two to four 100 meter jumps. The sprinters get their workout and...
03-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

3x(2’ on, 3’ off, 1’ on 2’ off, 2’ on) 8’ RBI.

3x(2’ on, 3’ off, 1’ on 2’ off, 2’ on) 8’ RBI.
03-11-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

I got on the scale this AM. I ate a normal...

I got on the scale this AM. I ate a normal breakfast but when I got hungry / urge to snack, I ate a celery stick. Yep.
03-11-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

I am on the trainer today. In a sick way, I am...

I am on the trainer today. In a sick way, I am looking forward to this workout. My wife is going to prescribe my workout.:eek: God help me.
03-11-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 167,303
Posted By Hermes

Did you buy the fast legs option?:D

Did you buy the fast legs option?:D
03-11-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 153,345
Posted By Hermes

Agree and we do the best we can in this very...

Agree and we do the best we can in this very limited internet communications format. So be it. And I have met a lot of BF members in person and it has been a great experience.
03-09-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Hermes

I was fast and felt fast before I replaced the...

I was fast and felt fast before I replaced the bottom bracket with Ceramic Speed.:D After reviewing the data, I replaced my worn out BB with a new CS BB and took the marginal gain. I suspect that...
03-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,536
Posted By Hermes

Let’s soak up this rare pic of Doge on a bike...

Let’s soak up this rare pic of Doge on a bike racing.:D

My wife and I rode Tecate Ensenada and Rosarito Ensenada on the tandem and on individual road bikes. Pretty fun events.
03-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Soledad tempo HCing. Cardeno, La Jolla Mesa and...

Soledad tempo HCing. Cardeno, La Jolla Mesa and Nautilus. It was nice but very windy.
03-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

TMonk I have two sets of legs - fast and slow. ...

TMonk I have two sets of legs - fast and slow. Sometimes I bring the wrong ones to a workout.:eek: It happens.
03-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Hermes

I have Ceramic Speed in my BB and like it a lot...

I have Ceramic Speed in my BB and like it a lot and it works great.
03-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

4 hours of endurance riding Saturday and Sunday -...

4 hours of endurance riding Saturday and Sunday - Camp Pendleton to San Clemente and Del Mar to Carlsbad for the SoCal gang.

Great weather on Saturday and cloudy on Sunday. We had great legs. We...
03-05-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,536
Posted By Hermes

I think BTS’s original post was pretty good and...

I think BTS’s original post was pretty good and generated an interesting thread. Threads wander around as others discuss point and counter point. All good.

IMO, one has to have the capability,...
03-04-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 963,807
Posted By Hermes

Tempo climbing - Cardeno, Soledad Mountain Road...

Tempo climbing - Cardeno, Soledad Mountain Road and Nautilas.
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