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04-03-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Cypress Great workout / event. I find the...

Cypress Great workout / event. I find the climbing and average speed interesting. At over 100 feet per mile of climbing, an average speed of 21.9 mph seems gonzo. Can you achieve those metrics on...
04-02-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hermes

That is a skinny, old dude. Is the 45 kg him or...

That is a skinny, old dude. Is the 45 kg him or the trainer or both?:D
03-31-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,963
Posted By Hermes

I moved the thread from the Lounge back to the 33...

I moved the thread from the Lounge back to the 33 and changed the name. I should have been on this earlier but I was not following all the changes being proposed pertaining to Covid 19. We felt...
03-31-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 248,356
Posted By Hermes

I saw this AM that it was moved. I did my...

I saw this AM that it was moved. I did my training and just got back on the site.

I agree that the thread was very good and a lot of time was put into it.

Do people want it moved back? If so,...
03-30-20, 02:49 PM
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Views: 248,356
Posted By Hermes

I have found that for tabata style on/off...

I have found that for tabata style on/off efforts, time slows down for the on portion and speeds up for the off portion. Hermes general theory of “on off” efforts predicts this.
03-30-20, 09:27 AM
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Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=If3SXJeZzMQ

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=If3SXJeZzMQ
03-27-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,963
Posted By Hermes

I liked the video and I have read a couple of the...

I liked the video and I have read a couple of the papers on immune response to exercise. I would add the sleep may be the most important aspect of all your points mentioned. In the book, Why We...
03-24-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

7 pounds is a lot and I have never seen that much...

7 pounds is a lot and I have never seen that much in a short period of time. IMO, it could be the scale and a slightly uneven floor. Just a thought.
03-24-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,963
Posted By Hermes

Hair styles during shutdown...I am thinking one...

Hair styles during shutdown...I am thinking one of the Game of Throne men. Either Jamie Lannister or Khul Drago.

I went to check out Fiesta Island. The gate is across the road and there was...
03-23-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 201,474
Posted By Hermes

My wife saw this on FB. Andrew LLoyd Weber...

My wife saw this on FB. Andrew LLoyd Weber playing All I Ask of You in self isolation. So I got the request. I got the music in the correct key.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GfFOM41-uZg

Here...
03-22-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Furiousferret So sorry to hear about uncle in law.

Furiousferret So sorry to hear about uncle in law.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,019
Posted By Hermes

diana101 Welcome to bike forums. Soon you will...

diana101 Welcome to bike forums. Soon you will be at 10 posts and then you can post a pick of you on your bike. Also, you may want to tell us about yourself and your goals.

My question is do you...
03-20-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 201,474
Posted By Hermes

Looks like I have a lot more time to play piano. ...

Looks like I have a lot more time to play piano. I am working on the B minor scale, chords, arpeggios and cadence. What a nasty scale. All minor keys have 3 versions - natural, harmonic and...
03-18-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

I planned to ride outside yesterday as we are...

I planned to ride outside yesterday as we are getting rain the next couple of days. I got a call from the car dealership where I ordered a new car several months ago in Los Angeles requesting that I...
03-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Cypress Part of the problem is the cyclical...

Cypress Part of the problem is the cyclical nature of training and trying to peak for events. I am going out for an endurance ride today to burn some calories and try to stay sane. I try to cycle...
03-17-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,963
Posted By Hermes

furiousferret Best of luck to you and your...

furiousferret Best of luck to you and your colleagues not getting the virus. Take care.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,852
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: We have a lot of interesting...

Moderation note: We have a lot of interesting posts and information for OP on steering. Let's agree to disagree with respect to some of the debated points and let OP, as well as others decide what to...
03-12-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 248,356
Posted By Hermes

Plumbers will inherit the earth. I have the...

Plumbers will inherit the earth.

I have the indoor peloton set up with my wife's TT bike on Krietler, extremely dumb, rollers with the front forth held and my road bike is on the Kurk Kinetic,...
03-12-20, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I am watching it rain.

I am watching it rain.
03-11-20, 03:47 PM
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Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

I took advantage of the weather and did a 3 hour...

I took advantage of the weather and did a 3 hour endurance ride with solid z2/tempo riding.
03-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 201,474
Posted By Hermes

I am going to add 10 TSS to my score for the...

I am going to add 10 TSS to my score for the day.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By Hermes

Word. Plus Older vintage bikes have deeper...

Word. Plus

Older vintage bikes have deeper drop handlebars that puts the top of the handlebar just below the height of the saddle. Adding clip on aerobars on top of the handlebar probably will not...
03-09-20, 10:00 AM
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Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Had a fairly big week cycling 7 days in a row two...

Had a fairly big week cycling 7 days in a row two at the Carson Velodrome. Today is my day off and then we have rain coming in for the next 3 days. Probably, on the trainer or the Stages bike at...
03-09-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 248,356
Posted By Hermes

Shark Tank material for sure. Mark Cuban would...

Shark Tank material for sure. Mark Cuban would be all over that idea.
03-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Another track workout last night at Carson, Velo...

Another track workout last night at Carson, Velo Sports Center. It was similar to Tuesday with 4x750Km accelerations with 5' RBI and gear changes and then 3x6lap motor team pursuit with partner. ...
03-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 139,770
Posted By Hermes

Hydration during a longer ITT is very individual....

Hydration during a longer ITT is very individual. It is difficult to measure the drag effect of carrying water in a bottle due to the impact of the rider although you could try a coast down test. As...
03-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

I know that the right terrain is integral to...

I know that the right terrain is integral to executing a prescribed workout. Notwithstanding that, I have started workouts outdoors and finished them on the trainer and vice versa. Go outside and...
03-04-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Track workout at Velo Sports Center. 2xflying...

Track workout at Velo Sports Center. 2xflying accelerating kilos with training partner. The 3x3k team pursuits with partner and motor. This was an extremely fun workout and sorely needed high end...
03-03-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Hermes

A couple of years ago, I focused on sprint...

A couple of years ago, I focused on sprint training. Old school sprinters took a long time to warm up and generally rode slowly with a gradual buildup of force compared to endurance racers. Some of...
03-03-20, 10:20 AM
02-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

You may want to check out this book Good to Go...

You may want to check out this book Good to Go that is all about recovery and what works and what does not. ...
02-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,432
Posted By Hermes

Since you have power, you may want to try...

Since you have power, you may want to try Training Peaks software and start using the performance manager in the software to monitor fatigue. It is a construct based upon knowing ones FTP but I have...
02-23-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Cypress Excellent ride. That is a really good...

Cypress Excellent ride. That is a really good average solo speed for 124 miles with 9551 feet of climbing.
02-18-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

^^^^ Deal with the Devil.

^^^^
Deal with the Devil.
02-17-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 201,474
Posted By Hermes

I am starting Bach's the Art of the Fugue #1....

I am starting Bach's the Art of the Fugue #1. This should be fun. Here is Glenn Gould playing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkzf-KUNPM

TMonk Here is my new favorite version of Chopin's...
02-17-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

I am now in a skinny down phase which means eat...

I am now in a skinny down phase which means eat less, ride more less gym. Last week was a bigger road week for me with most of the time pretty high quality endurance work.

9:29:15 Hours
142.3mi...
02-14-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Hermes

There is a sauna protocol. 20 to 30 minutes in...

There is a sauna protocol. 20 to 30 minutes in the sauna after exercise. Google altitude, sauna, adaptation protocol. I take saunas almost every day. The dark side is dehydration. I am not so...
02-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Pursuit is a very interesting discipline. It...

Pursuit is a very interesting discipline. It requires a standing start in a gear that you will use for the entire race, CdA is very important metric and the event uses all three human energy systems,...
02-13-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

I hate when the gorilla jumps on my back in the...

I hate when the gorilla jumps on my back in the kilo. The 500 is much more civilized.
02-12-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Only elite racers do 4K IP. Masters 35-49 do 3K...

Only elite racers do 4K IP. Masters 35-49 do 3K and Masters 50+ do 2K. Some masters racers feel that the 2k is harder than the 4K. I suspect it is more about ones physiology and muscle composition...
02-12-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14,532
Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

With respect to the BWR, it looks like an epic...

With respect to the BWR, it looks like an epic event that would be a lot of fun to do but for being a 2k pursuit, 500 meter and 20k time trialist. Is there a just eat Belgium waffles event?:D
02-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,909
Posted By Hermes

One of the problems with tandem riding is finding...

One of the problems with tandem riding is finding an entry point to actually try riding one. There are only a few tandem manufactures that make frames and components that actually work for a tandem...
02-11-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hermes

Considering the grades on dirt, your mountain...

Considering the grades on dirt, your mountain bike skills and experience will pay off with this ride. If the roads get wet, this ride could turn into a highway to hell.
02-08-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,909
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I started riding a tandem in 1980. We...

My wife and I started riding a tandem in 1980. We have done charity rides, self contained touring in Mexico, rode the coast of California from Monterey to Santa Monica and have done tours with...
02-06-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hermes

I always like to negative split my timed events...

I always like to negative split my timed events and apply the most power to the more difficult sections. I am not a gravel / dirt racer. It does strike me that tires will matter. For me, the more...
01-31-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 139,770
Posted By Hermes

A note about the the head and head position. A...

A note about the the head and head position. A sphere has a lousy coefficient of drag - approximately .5. Over the years, to improve the Cd of the human head (and protect it), time trial helmet...
01-31-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Hermes

@ Crr of .003 the power is 426 watts. Also, keep...

@ Crr of .003 the power is 426 watts. Also, keep in mind that there is a centrifugal force in the turns that increases the rider weight. At Velo Sports Center, one would experience 2 g's' in the...
01-30-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Hermes

I think you referred him to track nerds.:D

I think you referred him to track nerds.:D
01-28-20, 09:33 AM
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Views: 807,705
Posted By Hermes

Cypress Excellent on the weight control. IMO,...

Cypress Excellent on the weight control. IMO, weight is the most important factor in cycling performance other than in track sprinting and even in that discipline excess weight is a liability.
...
01-27-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 139,770
Posted By Hermes

Steps to setup - some ideas. 1. UCI...

Steps to setup - some ideas.

1. UCI compliance or not. And you are allowed one morphological exception. I think this has been discussed in previous posts in this thread.

2. Knee tracking. ...
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