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07-31-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By DaveLeeNC

I hit age 71 later this year. How late in life do...

I hit age 71 later this year. How late in life do I have to wait here :):)

dave

ps. I am not arguing that you are necessarily wrong. I really don't know. I do however know from my serious...
07-31-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Kind of targeting 3% seems reasonable. And I have...

Kind of targeting 3% seems reasonable. And I have long been aware of the fact that I sweat at about 2x the rate that I can absorb water. But I don't do the regular really long rides that seem your...
07-31-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By DaveLeeNC

jpescatore That is very interesting and useful....

jpescatore That is very interesting and useful. Thanks. dave
07-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By DaveLeeNC

To me that means that you sweat 5 to 6x as much...

To me that means that you sweat 5 to 6x as much at 143 vs. 163. That seems surprising. I have weighed as little as 153 but got pretty tired of trying to convince my friends that I was not seriously...
07-29-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By DaveLeeNC

"Routine Dehydration"

I am a heavy sweater type guy where 4 pounds of water lost per hour is not unusual at all for me. My ride yesterday was typical other than the fact that I carefully weighed myself (no clothing)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 388,524
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I did a little riding through Camp Mackall (Ft....

I did a little riding through Camp Mackall (Ft. Bragg area of NC) today. There are a double handful of miles that are quite flat by local norms, typically very well shaded, pretty much zero traffic,...
07-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Need a Five Second Ride

I am not really training for anything right now (the Pandemic killed those plans). But I am trying to keep my fitness at a reasonable level and 10 hours of weekly saddle time is one loose measure of...
07-19-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the reminder - I see that option every...

Thanks for the reminder - I see that option every time I turn the device off but it is not something that I had ever tried out.

dave
07-19-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Not Quite What I Intended (Garmin 1030 'Experiment')

Went for a walk this morning with my wife and she was curious about the distance of the route. I gave this no second thought and just started my Garmin 1030 and put it in my pocket assuming that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,980
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I had an interesting Strava experience once (a...

I had an interesting Strava experience once (a number of years ago). There was a 3-4 mile segment that I rode regularly but had very few riders in this area of low density Strava-types. I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I always have a cotton washcloth in one hand and...

I always have a cotton washcloth in one hand and a spare in a jersey pocket. Not fancy but I have not found a better solution. I sweat buckets. dave
07-11-20, 05:47 PM
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Views: 3,975,714
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Does this count as listening to Bach?...

Does this count as listening to Bach? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0XXpVGUwk

dave
07-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,034
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph...

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph (elapsed time, not just riding time). I probably could have done that again the following year but knee issues nixed that as a trial. I hit age 71 this...
06-29-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the tip. This sounds exactly (in the...

Thanks for the tip. This sounds exactly (in the context of running) like what I was thinking about. And the rationale is even the same where in my case (knee issues) I have to kind of 'meter out'...
06-28-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Even when I was training for something, those are...

Even when I was training for something, those are not the metrics I used. But WKO5 does have projected CTL, TSB, and ATL capability (that I have never explored).

dave
06-27-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have mis-stated a bit here (above). The paper...

I have mis-stated a bit here (above). The paper that Drew Eckhardt referenced was using a 3 zone system where the top is zone 2 is in the vicinity of ftp (anaerobic threshold). So my referenced...
06-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

wko5 is my primary analysis platform. On occasion...

wko5 is my primary analysis platform. On occasion I find Golden Cheetah a bit more convenient. dave
06-27-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, the article Carbonfiberboy linked talks...

FWIW, the article Carbonfiberboy linked talks indirectly to my question where it clearly states that a single day of 'excess fatigue' is not typically a reason to insert a rest day. Not exactly an...
06-27-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Drew, I really was not trying to describe my...

Drew, I really was not trying to describe my training habits. It was just a description of the effort required to get to the referenced fatigue level. FWIW, in my world (where tempo is 76%-91% of...
06-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy - thanks for the interesting link ...

Carbonfiberboy - thanks for the interesting link

srode1 I clearly remember the days (1970's and 80's) when I was a serious runner (2500 miles per year). Many times I would be having a 'terrible...
06-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Maybe that is the case. But before the Pandemic...

Maybe that is the case. But before the Pandemic when I thought that I would be riding the Six Gap Century again this year, I decided 2 things.

1) I needed to do (as in simulate) more long climbs...
06-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

OK, I think I got it. If the purpose is training...

OK, I think I got it. If the purpose is training to ride a hard century ride where your training will not involve actually riding 100+ miles (maybe not optimum but hardly unusual), then you will be...
06-26-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Then let let me make a slight alteration to my...

Then let let me make a slight alteration to my previously stated question.

Is there any value to PLANNING on having the occasional training ride where you know that you will be tired from the...
06-26-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the comment. Just to be sure that my...

Thanks for the comment. Just to be sure that my question is clear, it is not a question of continuing a workout once you are tired (other than recovery rides, I would think that all workouts involve...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,373
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Here is the link (...

Here is the link ( https://www.velonews.com/training/qa-dr-michael-roshon-chief-medical-officer-for-usa-cycling/ ). Note that it is Roshon (not Roshen - hence my search frustrations).

dave
06-26-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am getting a good feel for what I can and...

I am getting a good feel for what I can and cannot do WRT my training and fatigue. But what I do not have a feel for (and don't know how to assess) is the value (if any) to fitness by occasionally...
06-25-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The Value of "Training While Tired"

I am in the process of altering my prior training habits where I would just let my natural schedule dictate when I took a day off. 4 consecutive training days, 9 days, I would just take a day off...
06-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveLeeNC

You are definitely ahead of me, despite being...

You are definitely ahead of me, despite being 7'ish years older. I had a rest day on Friday and rode around 2 hour slightly aggressive tempo rides Sat/Sunday (went after the risers when I felt like...
06-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 27,206
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads...

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads where the discussion moved to "you cannot control an uncontrolled weight problem with exercise" because that is not the case for me personally. My...
06-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 27,206
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have no idea why you find my routine...

I have no idea why you find my routine "ludicrous". It is what I do and what I do is not some "who ever heard of that before" kind of thing. Around here it is common, I believe. I do it because I...
06-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 27,206
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My experience in gaining or losing weight is...

My experience in gaining or losing weight is extensive. The only permanent solution for me ('permanent' meaning something that lasts more than a year) is serious exercise. 10+ hours per week on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is going to sound odd but the best...

This is going to sound odd but the best device/aid that I have found to help me deal with sweat is a Garmin Varia rear-facing radar. Keep in mind here that I 'generate sweat from my eye sockets' so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Your Eddington Number

I ran into the concept of the 'Eddington Number' yesterday. I am surprised that I have never heard of it. See https://swinny.net/Cycling/-4687-Calculate-your-Eddington-Number . In a nutshell it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't think anything on my body gets wet faster...

I don't think anything on my body gets wet faster in hot weather than my gloves where sweat runs down my arms and into my gloves (and brifters). Irritating. BTW, I am a 4 pounds of sweat an hour kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I continue to struggle with this problem. I...

FWIW, I continue to struggle with this problem. I fought it for a long time thinking there was a solution along the lines of a Halo, bandana, or something like that.

Finally I came to realize...
06-09-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the info, CFB. And I agree 100%...

Thanks for the info, CFB.

And I agree 100% in your perspective that as we age and take more time off than 'just training rest' would dictate, we risk permanently losing a level of fitness that...
06-09-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveLeeNC

CFB, I am curious about your HRV process. The...

CFB, I am curious about your HRV process. The last time I looked into that I discovered that I did not have a HR Strap that could do that measurement adequately. From what I can tell data...
06-07-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My problem is that my limitations are changing...

My problem is that my limitations are changing faster than I can assimilate them. dave
06-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Riding Changes, Aging, and Days Off

It wasn't that long ago that I could just let rest days happen when personal circumstances made riding difficult. 2 or 3 years ago if nothing came up and I ended up riding 9 days in a row - no big...
06-06-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I rode it for the first time last year. I had...

I rode it for the first time last year. I had planned on doing it again this year, but with the Pandemic threat in my case that is just not going to happen. You gotta' wonder if 2500 riders (and then...
06-04-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, the Six Gap Century (late Sept in northern...

FWIW, the Six Gap Century (late Sept in northern Ga.) has not yet cancelled. But they have announced a 'no risk' policy WRT registration fees and the case where they have to cancel the event due to...
06-01-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,009
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This comes from information gained in 1966. A...

This comes from information gained in 1966. A couple of friends in the summer between their junior and senior years in HS went to Florida to bum around on the beaches and they didn't have much money....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 388,524
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Was out riding the other day and I could see some...

Was out riding the other day and I could see some serious storm clouds in the distance. So I needed the fastest path home (I was on my road bike with 25mm tires). There were two options and I was not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,373
Posted By DaveLeeNC

It is far from clear to me that this conclusion...

It is far from clear to me that this conclusion is correct. Being 6'ish feet 'downwind' from an infectious person who is breathing hard (as you are), even if outdoors. I certainly don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,373
Posted By DaveLeeNC

You asked for numbers so, The population of...

You asked for numbers so,

The population of the US is around 328M. If 99.99% of the population will be unaffected - that means that 32,800 will be affected. SInce around 3 times that many have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,373
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A group ride is kind of like being 6' (or...

A group ride is kind of like being 6' (or whatever your spacing is) from a rider where both are still, but are probably breathing heavily, and you are downwind in a 20-some mph wind. There are a lot...
05-02-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,766
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Along similar lines to the above (I am the OP in...

Along similar lines to the above (I am the OP in this thread, BTW) I also regularly see an orthopedic surgeon. I have osteoarthritis in both knees and need periodic hyaluronic acid injections to keep...
05-01-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,766
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I'll assume that question was aimed at me. I rode...

I'll assume that question was aimed at me. I rode the Six Gap Century last year and survived it, but felt more like it conquered me than the other way around. I had hoped to do that 'better' this...
05-01-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,027
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I used a couple kinds of 'mount to your glasses'...

I used a couple kinds of 'mount to your glasses' type mirrors. They were OK. I ended up trying a dropbar mounted mirror and much prefer that. This is the one that I use (it clamps onto the very end...
05-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,766
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Doctor's Advice on 'Training' and Getting Old

I got brave and actually had my previously cancelled (Covid-19 concerns) annual physical exam today (my DOB is 1949). I am now facing (or more accurately admitting) that my kind of 'performance...
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