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06-16-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By gregf83

Heart rate isnít going to tell you much about...

Heart rate isnít going to tell you much about performance during short intervals. The power from your bike will tell you all you need. Nothing wrong with monitoring HR just donít expect to get any...
06-14-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By gregf83

I think that's a fairly common sentiment....

I think that's a fairly common sentiment. Unfortunately, it was voiced at a sensitive time for you. No idea if it impacted your speed of care, one would hope not.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By gregf83

It’s normal. Your quads take most of the load.

It’s normal. Your quads take most of the load.
06-07-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,132
Posted By gregf83

Do you really want to drink that much Gatorade?...

Do you really want to drink that much Gatorade? I'd start with a couple of bottles and then switch to some solid food along the way, dates, rice cakes etc
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,863
Posted By gregf83

Not trying to convince anyone of anything just...

Not trying to convince anyone of anything just laying out some facts. Whether power is meaningless is an individual question.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By gregf83

I don’t know Cycling routes in Montreal but what...

I don’t know Cycling routes in Montreal but what I do to find good local routes is to explore segments on Strava and look at the leaderboards for hilly segments. You can usually find groups of riders...
06-06-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,132
Posted By gregf83

You could always make a batch of Gatorade syrup...

You could always make a batch of Gatorade syrup and then carry it in a little bottle. I make chocolate syrup from sugar and cocoa powder. Don't see why it wouldn't work with gatorade powder.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,863
Posted By gregf83

They suck on the flats but based on the data I...

They suck on the flats but based on the data I have they're accurate for hills 7+%. If you don't have a powermeter you can get a very close estimate of your power for a given duration by riding up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,863
Posted By gregf83

The physics work well on hills and unpredictable...

The physics work well on hills and unpredictable wind is less of an issue. No reason power estimates should be off significantly on steep hills as the math is not complicated provided you know speed...
06-06-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,675
Posted By gregf83

Firebird had it basically correct in the first...

Firebird had it basically correct in the first answer. To maximize speed over a given course it’s beneficial to apply higher than average power on hills and into headwinds. Ideally, the best strategy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,863
Posted By gregf83

They can be quite close on hills. I looked at a...

They can be quite close on hills. I looked at a recent 7%, 8min hill and the Strava estimate was within 2% of my SRM.
06-05-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,681
Posted By gregf83

I commute to work on a 4 lane (2 ea direction)...

I commute to work on a 4 lane (2 ea direction) highway and generally 95+% of vehicles and trucks are considerate and move over to the far lane or move over in their lane. A while back I recalled a...
06-02-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,681
Posted By gregf83

With 36,000 automotive deaths/yr in the US alone...

With 36,000 automotive deaths/yr in the US alone I think the bar is awfully low for autonomous vehicles to clear. On average, they're probably safer now and will only get better, unlike humans who...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By gregf83

I did some steep climbs in Spain with a 34-26 and...

I did some steep climbs in Spain with a 34-26 and more recently spent some time climbing the canyons around Malibu with similar gradients to the Brasstown Bald using 34-29. You will enjoy it much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By gregf83

The L/R data you see is not applicable and won't...

The L/R data you see is not applicable and won't tell you whether the power meter is working properly. Best way to test is to borrow a powertap from someone and an extra head ***t and compare the...
05-30-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By gregf83

It's possible your chainring is shot. I had to...

It's possible your chainring is shot. I had to replace mine recently after letting the chain go too long.
05-30-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,799
Posted By gregf83

Most of my flats lately are due to a very fine...

Most of my flats lately are due to a very fine piece of wire, presumably, shards from the steel in tires. It usually takes a few minutes to find and extract the culprit. Another 5 min to replace the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,462
Posted By gregf83

Plenty of good advice in this thread from...

Plenty of good advice in this thread from experience racers. I always thought the point of Cat 5 was a place to experiment and observe, and less about winning. Learn how to animate the race by...
05-26-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,530
Posted By gregf83

Is it better to spread the load across more...

Is it better to spread the load across more muscle groups or simply improve the endurance of the ones that are naturally inclined to work.

While it's not an unreasonable sounding theory, there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By gregf83

I'm curious what type of trainer you are using...

I'm curious what type of trainer you are using and the diameter of the roller contacting the tire. I've always used GP4000s on a KK trainer and have never observed any tire damage. The reports of...
05-22-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By gregf83

My go to breakfast, I make two servings at night:...

My go to breakfast, I make two servings at night:

- Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats,
- milk,
- yogurt,
- blueberries,
- raisins

Add roasted almonds and maybe strawberries in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,507
Posted By gregf83

Yes, this is fundamentally incorrect. Here is...

Yes, this is fundamentally incorrect. Here is some background reading: No Differences in Cycling Efficiency Between World-Class and Recreational Cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,507
Posted By gregf83

If you're trying for a good time on a 15 mile...

If you're trying for a good time on a 15 mile course your power should be pretty close to your FTP. To achieve the fastest time you shouldn't be putting out much extra on the hills, maybe 10%. What...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,500
Posted By gregf83

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
05-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By gregf83

It's a fairly common characteristic when the...

It's a fairly common characteristic when the contacts are dry and you have a jersey that moves around. Options are to ignore the first 15 min of HR recordings, try some gel on the contacts, wear...
05-16-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,442
Posted By gregf83

We often do our biggest rides when on a cycling...

We often do our biggest rides when on a cycling vacation somewhere. Prep usually entails plenty of eating and drinking before each ride. If it was a race or competitive event I'd cut out the drinking...
05-16-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By gregf83

Your cassette and, possibly, changring are shot....

Your cassette and, possibly, changring are shot. Start by replacing the cassette. I was lazy this winter and left a chain on too long. I knew it was worn and knew I’d have to replace the cassette...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,932
Posted By gregf83

I bought a fancy Lupine bike light from Bike24...

I bought a fancy Lupine bike light from Bike24 and it was a smooth transaction.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,641
Posted By gregf83

Are you implying Iím past middle aged? ...

Are you implying Iím past middle aged?

Youíve got a thin skin for someone who is accustomed to throwing insults...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,932
Posted By gregf83

I’ve bought dozens of items from Wiggle without...

I’ve bought dozens of items from Wiggle without any problems. Had to return a Castelli jacket once which I sent by Fedex. Got there in a day or two and refund was prompt. I had to cover the shipping...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,641
Posted By gregf83

Likewise. óóóó- Narcissitic, self-indulgent,...

Likewise.
óóóó-
Narcissitic, self-indulgent, MAMIL
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,641
Posted By gregf83

I read your comments and I still think youíre...

I read your comments and I still think youíre delusional. I understand you cycle to work and not recreationaly and you have a disdain for those who choose to cycle for fun rather than just getting to...
05-15-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,950
Posted By gregf83

What Questions would the secret service be asking...

What Questions would the secret service be asking that the fire Dept wouldnít?
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,641
Posted By gregf83

Motorists kill cyclists regardless of what...

Motorists kill cyclists regardless of what theyíre wearing. Your delusion that motorists somehow treat cyclists wearing drab loose fitting clothes better is absurd. The rednecks out there donít like...
05-11-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,168
Posted By gregf83

There are many positions to ride a bike in...

There are many positions to ride a bike in depending on the cir***stances. The least comfortable position is in the aerobars on a TT bike so most riders spend relatively little time in this position....
05-10-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By gregf83

Gears are made to shift under full load.

Gears are made to shift under full load.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,404
Posted By gregf83

I bike an hour each way so generally fairly...

I bike an hour each way so generally fairly soaked. We have showers but I occasionally go to a Doctors appt on my way and I'll bring a facecloth. A quick rinse in the washroom, clean t-shirt and I'm...
05-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,960
Posted By gregf83

On stage 19 of the Giro Froome ate 1.3kg of...

On stage 19 of the Giro Froome ate 1.3kg of carbs. Not sure that qualifies for a low carb diet.
05-08-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By gregf83

I would go with whatever gearing lets you climb...

I would go with whatever gearing lets you climb with decent cadence (~90) when going hard.

If you're climbing a steep hill the calories burned will be pretty much the same regardless of speed or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,829
Posted By gregf83

Your improving fitness is most of any change you...

Your improving fitness is most of any change you noticed. Latex tubes might get you a few watts which won't result in anything close to .8mph. Going from 23.6 to 24.4 requires about 10% extra power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,142
Posted By gregf83

Out of curiosity what didn't you like about Wahoo?

Out of curiosity what didn't you like about Wahoo?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,760
Posted By gregf83

I think most of the difference is going to come...

I think most of the difference is going to come down to position. Most cross bikes have a more relaxed position so it may be difficult to optimize your position relative to a road bike.

Fat tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,261
Posted By gregf83

I can't hear my phone in my pocket but I do see...

I can't hear my phone in my pocket but I do see texts and call notifications on my 520. I've used recently when a rider in our group crashed and needed help and when my Mom was in the hospital. Not...
04-27-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By gregf83

Depends why you're getting dropped. Are you...

Depends why you're getting dropped. Are you falling off on hills? Accelerations out of corners? Inability to hold a wheel without a gap forming? Sometimes it just takes a little practice and learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,145
Posted By gregf83

It's particularly accurate on approx 1 hr steep...

It's particularly accurate on approx 1 hr steep climbs where you go all out.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By gregf83

I might consider it if they could get the basics...

I might consider it if they could get the basics right like longer battery life and fix the screen polarization so it works properly with sunglasses. The new software features seem mostly...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,943
Posted By gregf83

Fine. Substitute Base Jumping (9 deaths in 10...

Fine. Substitute Base Jumping (9 deaths in 10 yrs).
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,943
Posted By gregf83

There are less than 100 deaths per year worldwide...

There are less than 100 deaths per year worldwide in free-climbing. Does that mean itís safer than cycling?
04-20-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By gregf83

I've never ridden in Calgary but Vancouver has...

I've never ridden in Calgary but Vancouver has better weather where cyclists can easily ride all year so my guess is more commuting cyclists and better cycling infrastructure.

Vancouver has great...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,455
Posted By gregf83

I love armchair experts. You should publish the...

I love armchair experts. You should publish the equipment setup guaranteed to produce a win with no punctures...
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