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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By Hermes

Conventional strain gage power meters measure...

Conventional strain gage power meters measure power by changes in the strain or force applied to the pedals and then calculate power based upon the cadence. However, that assumes that the ring is...
02-18-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

3 hour endurance ride along the coast. So this...

3 hour endurance ride along the coast. So this is the last year I am going to use the protocol of get strong in the gym and then skinny down. Granted, my power is up but so is my weight and...
02-18-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

^^^^ Deal with the Devil.

^^^^
Deal with the Devil.
02-17-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,095
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: 14,306
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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By Hermes

One aspect I did not mention which is the reason...

One aspect I did not mention which is the reason one should try them, is the ability to apply more torque to the crank arm when the leg is in the best position to generate force. One can adjust the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By Hermes

I tried Rotor Q rings. The change reminded me of...

I tried Rotor Q rings. The change reminded me of when I got a new tennis racket or golf clubs. There seemed to be a bump in performance and then the old me emerged. I did some hill climb races and...
02-15-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,334
Posted By Hermes

BTS, I am not sure that I fully understand. Do...

BTS, I am not sure that I fully understand. Do you use the Stages on the TT bike indoor and outdoor or do you use the Stages on the TT bike outdoors but Cycleops power inside?
02-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Hermes

furiousferret Your presence is requested to...

furiousferret Your presence is requested to provide BTS with your sage, weigh loss advice.
02-15-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Hermes

Stay hungry all the time. IMO, you are at the...

Stay hungry all the time. IMO, you are at the stage where it is about how much hunger can you tolerate to achieve your goal. IMO, you are fighting your homeostasis which is why the math does not...
02-14-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
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...
02-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Hermes

Generally, the 3rd day at altitude is the worst...

Generally, the 3rd day at altitude is the worst when going from sea level to altitude. After day three, acclimation begins. Without real altitude training, the best result is to sleep at sea level...
02-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
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: 14,306
Views: 790,646
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: 14,306
Views: 790,646
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: 14,306
Views: 790,646
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
02-12-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, 2.5 hours of endurance / tempo riding...

Yesterday, 2.5 hours of endurance / tempo riding along the coast. It was a beautiful day with temps in the mid 60s.
02-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

I looked at the promotional material for the BWR....

I looked at the promotional material for the BWR. Cyclists were depicted riding on deep section Enve wheels on roughish terrain.

With the mix of road and dirt, it seems more like one would need a...
02-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,343
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: 19
Views: 744
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,673
Posted By Hermes

I think road is declining due to lack of...

I think road is declining due to lack of promotion by large industry stakeholders and lack of star power. It almost seems like the road cycling promotion teams at Specialized, Giant, Trek, Shimano...
02-08-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,343
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,095
Posted By Hermes

Thanks for the encouragement. The reality is...

Thanks for the encouragement. The reality is more that I practice Bach a lot.
02-06-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
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...
02-04-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,095
Posted By Hermes

Each year, we purchase a poinsettia plant from...

Each year, we purchase a poinsettia plant from Costco for the holidays. The plant generally lasts through the end of December with some degradation with leaves falling, losing color and etc. This...
02-03-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,095
Posted By Hermes

TMonk We need a status report on the Schubert...

TMonk We need a status report on the Schubert piece.
02-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

Thanks...a lot of the increase is team execution...

Thanks...a lot of the increase is team execution such as having the perfect line through chicanes and corners (not scrubbing any speed), the right person in the lead on certain sections of the route...
02-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,713
Posted By Hermes

Superbowl...I give Shakira the better Latin half...

Superbowl...I give Shakira the better Latin half time performance - better singing (13 Grammys), dancing (effortless), she plays guitar and drums and she was in great shape. Sorry J-Lo.
02-03-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

3.5 hours of endurance tempo and TTT work over...

3.5 hours of endurance tempo and TTT work over the weekend. My wife and I rode TTT through Camp Pendleton and San Onofre State Beach and improved our best average speed by 0.8 mph over 2 hours with...
02-03-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Hermes

I avoid riding in the city of San Diego -...

I avoid riding in the city of San Diego - traffic, rough roads, debris and lots of traffic lights. From your hotel, you can ride south and then east and get on the east side of Highway 5 and ride...
01-31-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Hermes

For the 4k pursuit, 426 watts at 34.7 mph equates...

For the 4k pursuit, 426 watts at 34.7 mph equates to a 16.1 second lap and with an opening lap of 21 seconds yields 4:22 4k pursuit time on the 250 indoor track at 120 cadence in 97.2 gear inches...
01-31-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday was on the...

Fiesta Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday was on the road bike where I did a "junior" warmup and then some 3'/2' endurance laps riding 2' of SST in the drops. Thursday was TTT.
01-31-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,334
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,334
Posted By Hermes

FWIW, I am 6' tall with long legs and arms. I...

FWIW, I am 6' tall with long legs and arms. I use 172.5 mm cranks on my road bike and 165 mm cranks on my track pursuit bike. Currently, I have 172.5 cranks on my TT bike but plan to change them to...
01-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: We require 10 posts before a...

Moderation note: We require 10 posts before a user can post a pic or a link in order to reduce spam. I suggest going to introductions and introducing yourself and welcome others and or participate...
01-31-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
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, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: We moved your thread to the...

Moderation note: We moved your thread to the Fitting Your Bike subforum.

Welcome to bike forums! After you have 10 posts you will be able to post a pic which will help a lot when providing...
01-30-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Hermes

I think you referred him to track nerds.:D

I think you referred him to track nerds.:D
01-30-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to bike forums. 437.9 watts assuming a...

Welcome to bike forums. 437.9 watts assuming a 1.19 Rho and .004 Crr. How do you know your CdA? It seems low...FWIW.
01-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By Hermes

I have had to show a racing license at all the...

I have had to show a racing license at all the USAC road and track races in which I participated and I have volunteered for registration and if someone showed up that was licensed but did not have...
01-28-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 197,095
Posted By Hermes

At my lesson yesterday, we discussed the Chopin...

At my lesson yesterday, we discussed the Chopin piece versus Czerny. She said the Czerny piece is much harder to perform because there is no rest for the left hand for the entire Etude. In the...
01-28-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

Over the weekend, 3.5 hours of endurance riding...

Over the weekend, 3.5 hours of endurance riding along the coast. Temps around 60 degrees with overcast skies and some light fog.
01-27-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,334
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. ...
01-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 414,784
Posted By Hermes

I had the bottom bracket of my bike rebuilt with...

I had the bottom bracket of my bike rebuilt with Ceramic Speed. The bike is now totally quiet. In retrospect, I should have run a test by putting the bike with the old bottom bracket on the rollers...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,283
Posted By Hermes

100 miles 20 miles 20 minutes of recovery on...

100 miles
20 miles
20 minutes of recovery on the rollers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By Hermes

I have Skins and 2xUs. I find they feel good if...

I have Skins and 2xUs. I find they feel good if I put them on right after a workout. With regard to effectiveness, it is unknown for me. I refer you to the book Good to Go, that discusses all...
01-24-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

Track workout last night with coach. Shorter but...

Track workout last night with coach. Shorter but harder version of Tuesday. 2 sets of (4x(2laps above pursuit pace, 4 laps FTP) 3’ RBI)) 10’ rest between sets. You guys should try these “over /...
01-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,646
Posted By Hermes

I am not a Zwifter so I do not understand how one...

I am not a Zwifter so I do not understand how one gets a faster TT bike in Zwift.

Also, are you sure you are bonking? This is an honest question because, most of us have 2000 calories of glycogen...
01-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,334
Posted By Hermes

Here is what I found to be true for me and wheels...

Here is what I found to be true for me and wheels in the wind. A rear disc stabilizes the bike to a point but a large gust will play havoc with a rear disc.

The front wheel is the key to managing...
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