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05-26-20, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Wife and I did three days 35 miles/day, 105 miles...

Wife and I did three days 35 miles/day, 105 miles total of team time trial for the Holiday weekend. We did the Carmel Mountain Road Park n Ride to Carlsbad but it was too slow with all the lights...
05-24-20, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Hermes

As an adult, when I get the hots for something,...

As an adult, when I get the hots for something, buy it and then abandon it, I call it a white elephant.
05-23-20, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Yes, I remember the tandem.

Yes, I remember the tandem.
05-23-20, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Hermes

We rolled out of CP at 9:37 and turned around at...

We rolled out of CP at 9:37 and turned around at cutoff after the power plant up the hill at 10:37 and went back, We were in Genentech cycling kits with wife on TT bike.
05-23-20, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 hour Camp Pendleton / San CLemente endurance...

2 hour Camp Pendleton / San CLemente endurance ride with some drills with two more 2 hour rides scheduled for Sunday and Monday.
05-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Hermes

IMO, once one examines the liability of coaching...

IMO, once one examines the liability of coaching someone the business model starts to look difficult. At a minimum, the athlete must sign a waiver and the coach may or should have liability insurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,380
Posted By Hermes

I use Strava to get times on segments of routes...

I use Strava to get times on segments of routes such as lap times on Fiesta Island and will continue to use the free version. I use other software for performance analysis and pay for that service.
05-20-20, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Take 2 HTFU and call me in the morning.:D

Take 2 HTFU and call me in the morning.:D
05-19-20, 02:36 PM
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Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

Interval Tuesday. 2 hour ride with efforts. I...

Interval Tuesday. 2 hour ride with efforts. I thought I saw @TMonk (https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/member.php?u=89773) just south of Swamis - must have been someone else. I also...
05-18-20, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Hermes

My take is that digital advertising is being...

My take is that digital advertising is being directed to Facebook, Amazon and Google. Strava’s ad revenue must be way down. IMO, they will have to generate a lot more subscription revenue to...
05-18-20, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I agree with burnthesheep with respect to...

I agree with burnthesheep with respect to accuracy of power meters. I aggregate power results from different bikes, road, track, time trial and tandem into software as I think most racers do that...
05-17-20, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Hermes

9 hours this week all outdoors.

9 hours this week all outdoors.
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We started watching The Great on Hulu. It is a...

We started watching The Great on Hulu. It is a story about how Catherine the Great rose to power in Russia. They play baroque background music during some of the scenes and I recognized the Bach Two...
05-16-20, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Finished watching Hollywood on Netflix. I was...

Finished watching Hollywood on Netflix. I was pretty solid and very well done. Beware...a lot of smoking.:D

It is definitely for mature audiences but what I found funny is in the rating, they...
05-15-20, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday was a 2 hour endurance ride along the...

Yesterday was a 2 hour endurance ride along the coast from Del Mar to Carlsbad and back.
05-13-20, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk My FTP is crap right now so 140% of crap...

TMonk My FTP is crap right now so 140% of crap is crap. One or two pursuit style efforts is a lot.
05-13-20, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Tuesday - Pacific Beach to Swamis ride. Warmup,...

Tuesday - Pacific Beach to Swamis ride. Warmup, accelerations, 1’, 2x3’ and over under on Torrey Pines climb. My 3 minute efforts are more like pursuit efforts 140% and hence I am gassed after the...
05-10-20, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Hermes

9 hours for the week and Saturday we did the...

9 hours for the week and Saturday we did the Santa Fe to Swamis ride 2 hours of endurance and Sunday, based upon Doge suggestion, we rode through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente and back - 2 hours of...
05-10-20, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Hermes

My Art of the Fugue “Contrapuctus I“ is...

My Art of the Fugue “Contrapuctus I“ is progressing. I am getting used to reading the music and thinking in 4 voice counterpoint versus melody. Contrapuctus I has so many interesting harmonies and...
05-09-20, 07:13 PM
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Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

We have the ID. We rode through CP a couple of...

We have the ID. We rode through CP a couple of weeks ago and stopped at San Onofre Beach South Gate and turned around.
05-09-20, 06:25 PM
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Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

Thanks Doge. We will ride Camp Pendleton to San...

Thanks Doge. We will ride Camp Pendleton to San Clemente tomorrow.
05-08-20, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Cypress My wife got a Garmin 830 as a...

Cypress My wife got a Garmin 830 as a replacement. Yesterday, on her TT bike, the Garmin calculated a new VO2max of 67.
05-07-20, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Hermes

IMO, field testing equipment for small changes in...

IMO, field testing equipment for small changes in CdA is hard to do and subject to inaccuracies. If you test on different days, Rho (air density) will be different. The fastest conditions are low...
05-06-20, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I assume that you know this but many times as one...

I assume that you know this but many times as one narrows the bars and rounds the shoulders, the head pops up. So any gain in narrower bar width is more than offset by the head being in the wind. ...
05-06-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Meat is the new toilette paper. I went to Costco...

Meat is the new toilette paper. I went to Costco this AM as part of a routine to pick up food items. Costco has done an excellent job of controlling the entrance to the store and the number of...
05-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

USAC should return some of the license fees paid....

USAC should return some of the license fees paid. If they offered to return mine, I would give it to them as a donation. I only point this out since we are all donating our license fees to USAC. I...
05-06-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14,901
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday 2 hour ride along the coast with...

Yesterday 2 hour ride along the coast with intervals 3x10” sprints, then 1’ then 2x2:30 and then an extended Torrey Pines climb over/under +15% over and -5% under. Just trying to keep the high...
05-06-20, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Is Wahoo overstating or understating your power?

Is Wahoo overstating or understating your power?
05-04-20, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Which power meter are you using?

Which power meter are you using?
05-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

Here is an interesting video from my wife’s...

Here is an interesting video from my wife’s company that discusses Covid 19 and testing.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fMIy_2Oe9n8
05-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

8 hours last week that included my mini rest....

8 hours last week that included my mini rest. Sunday, we rode through Camp Pendleton where my wife wanted some time on the the TT bike. The camp is a solid TT course that is mostly flat with a couple...
05-04-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14,901
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Posted By Hermes

I use 172.5 on my road and TT bike but 165 on my...

I use 172.5 on my road and TT bike but 165 on my track bike. I plan to change to 165 on my TT bike.

I have done aero testing with ERO at Velo Sports Center indoor track. 165 cranks test faster for...
05-01-20, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Hermes

My hair is now mostly a rats nest. Although, I...

My hair is now mostly a rats nest. Although, I may be faster. I was letting my beard grow for two or three days until my wife told me it made me look older and to get rid of it. No problem. Gone.
05-01-20, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Hermes

It is unfortunate that she did not express her...

It is unfortunate that she did not express her feelings about mustache.:D Ron Jeremy look alike?:P
05-01-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14,901
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, I wanted to do a coffee ride as part...

Yesterday, I wanted to do a coffee ride as part of a mini rest. Wednesday, off, Thursday, coffee ride, Friday, off.

I left my house it was overcast and went up Soledad with the idea of going into...
04-30-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Hermes

Since I train to race, most of my training is...

Since I train to race, most of my training is structured and I choose a route or the trainer such that I can execute the workout. I upload to Strava to get segment times on the chosen route and I...
04-28-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I started racing in 2007. After over...

My wife and I started racing in 2007. After over 10 race days per year until 2020, there was only a few races that we did not both race and that was generally due to one of being sick or injured.
...
04-28-20, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Hermes

HB. Look at it this way. You are varsity and...

HB. Look at it this way. You are varsity and the rest of these guys are junior varsity.:D
04-27-20, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I had a couple of interesting shopping...

I had a couple of interesting shopping experiences last week and today. Last week, I walked into Costco and they were putting out toilette paper on prominent display. We were okay but not great on...
04-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

Another similar week to last week with slightly...

Another similar week to last week with slightly less mileage but similar TSS. My wife and I rode 3 hours on Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday along the coast. We had great weather.
04-26-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Hermes

Racing Highlights...From the Past

Since racing is on hold while the pandemic gets sorted out, I thought it may be interesting to have a thread where we post races from the past that were meaningful to the us. It does not have to be...
04-24-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: If this thread turns political,...

Moderation note: If this thread turns political, I will have to move it back to the Covid 19 area in the lounge or P&R. This thread is about the impact of Covid 19 on racing. If you have made a...
04-24-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,826
Views: 261,824
Posted By Hermes

That was during a 6 day track event - Madison...

That was during a 6 day track event - Madison race. Today, we use the throw where we grab the partners hand and throw them into the race. When I supervised track and taught beginners, I used the...
04-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

2x10’ over/under threshold climbing intervals on...

2x10’ over/under threshold climbing intervals on Mt Soledad.
04-22-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

We canceled all remaining hotel and airline...

We canceled all remaining hotel and airline reservations supporting racing. We may go to Moriarty, New Mexico later this year where my wife would attempt a new 20k national time trial record....
04-22-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

Some of my fav episodes of TNG have a story line...

Some of my fav episodes of TNG have a story line around Q and the Borg.
04-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

Cypress That is a lot of Star Trek TNG.

Cypress That is a lot of Star Trek TNG.
04-22-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

2 hour endurance ride along the coast with four...

2 hour endurance ride along the coast with four efforts. 1 ANO2 2 VO2 and 1 over/under.
04-21-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 827,825
Posted By Hermes

Yikes x 2:eek:

Yikes x 2:eek:
04-21-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,288
Posted By Hermes

It looks like San Diego is going to open the...

It looks like San Diego is going to open the parks. We will see what that includes and maybe it will include Fiesta Island.
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