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04-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By gregf83

Might be low now but should be good in the...

Might be low now but should be good in the fall/winter after riding in the summer. I had mine done in Dec once and it was still good. Low in Apr though after being bundled up. Vitamin D lasts in the...
04-07-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By gregf83

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest...

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest number of Pro cyclists per capita so they canít be too negative towards road cyclists.
04-06-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By gregf83

Have a look at previous results and look up...

Have a look at previous results and look up riders on Strava. You'll be able to see how they performed on the climbs. I looked up a friend who did the 7-day 2015 Dolmite-Swiss Alp route. On stage 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By gregf83

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would...

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would use the 50/34 as I see there are some steep climbs (Torr Head) that look interesting. No real advantage to the 52/42.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By gregf83

I commuted for 7 yrs on a couple of older S-works...

I commuted for 7 yrs on a couple of older S-works Tri-Cross and Tarmac bikes. Parked outside under a small awning but would often get wet if it was windy. Bikes were carbon with Aluminum components...
04-05-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,532
Posted By gregf83

Fixed the link. Below is MvDP's ride data...

Fixed the link.

Below is MvDP's ride data from the last 100km of yesterdays' race. Can't imagine how average speed would be of any use at any time. Most of the time the front groups were in view...
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,159
Posted By gregf83

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now...

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now so I don’t use any additional protection.
04-03-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,532
Posted By gregf83

Announcers might mention average speed...

Announcers might mention average speed occasionally as they struggle to fill 4 hours of airtime with witty banter but it has zero relevance to the riders. The contenders have one goal and thatís to...
04-02-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,222
Posted By gregf83

It worked for Ross Rebagliati in 1998.

It worked for Ross Rebagliati in 1998.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,132
Posted By gregf83

By getting yelled at from someone for not doing a...

By getting yelled at from someone for not doing a search first. Searching on a question yields an old thread and OP doesnít notice the dates is my guess.

For the record, I fixed an elusive creak...
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,099
Posted By gregf83

Insulin won't increase if you ingest carbs while...

Insulin won't increase if you ingest carbs while riding. Eat them before and you'll get a spike but not during exercise. See: Effects of carbohydrate ingestion before and during exercise on glucose...
04-01-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,099
Posted By gregf83

Fat metabolism happens whether you're exercising...

Fat metabolism happens whether you're exercising in the fasted state or not. Eating a high fat diet and training in the fasted state may increase fat oxidation a little but even in the fasted state...
03-27-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,776
Posted By gregf83

No one builds roads or trails around here with...

No one builds roads or trails around here with natural gravel. It's usually some type of crushed stone in between the two pictures above. Crushed stone packs better.
03-27-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,623
Posted By gregf83

Not sure much has changed but the latest Garmins...

Not sure much has changed but the latest Garmins support that feature. If an incident is detected you have 30 Seconds to cancel, otherwise it will send an SMS message to whoever you setup in the...
03-25-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By gregf83

It appears to be a poorly made wheel with excess...

It appears to be a poorly made wheel with excess resin around the valve stem. It may be fine to ride but with an indication of poor quality control there could be other issues. What brand is the...
03-17-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 876
Posted By gregf83

nah - heís like Cancellara... with a motor in his...

nah - heís like Cancellara... with a motor in his bike :)
03-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 876
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't get much better than this:...

It doesn't get much better than this: https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414
03-17-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By gregf83

TSS = IF^2 * 100 * T where T is the time in hours...

TSS = IF^2 * 100 * T where T is the time in hours and IF = NP/FTP
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,861
Posted By gregf83

The original tests performed by Pfizer looked at...

The original tests performed by Pfizer looked at the efficacy against symptomatic infection but I believe Israel has also found that the Pfizer vaccine was 94% effective at preventing asymptomatic...
03-11-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,514
Posted By gregf83

It sounds like youíre comparing long rides on the...

It sounds like youíre comparing long rides on the Evo to short commutes on the 520. If youíre doing mostly short rides with long rides on the weekend it could be that youíre just not used to the...
03-09-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By gregf83

You don’t need cadence to estimate power, just...

You don’t need cadence to estimate power, just the rear wheel speed.
03-09-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,377
Posted By gregf83

I like to see my arms glistening in sweat. 26C is...

I like to see my arms glistening in sweat. 26C is perfect.
03-08-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,323
Posted By gregf83

https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414...

https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414 Ridiculous numbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By gregf83

I like the ability to easily use street view with...

I like the ability to easily use street view with RWGPS. I like to look at where I'm planning to ride. Strava gave up on using Google maps a few years ago so not street view.
03-06-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By gregf83

The numbers talked about here donít really add...

The numbers talked about here donít really add up. Riding with an NP equal to 80% of your FTP will give you 64TSS/hr so 6 hrs should give you over 300 TSS. To get 160 TSS on 6 hrs of structured...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gregf83

I always try to ride lomg climbs at FTP. Doesn’t...

I always try to ride lomg climbs at FTP. Doesn’t always happen depending on what precedes the climb but that’s my goal on anything over 30min.
03-04-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By gregf83

Sure Woutís a pro but plenty of non-pros have...

Sure Woutís a pro but plenty of non-pros have extra Time they could use for training. Machine learning and 6 hrs/wk isnít going to beat 15hrs/wk.

And 5% might matter a little in a workout which...
03-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By gregf83

Thereís no way you can know that. Maybe you...

Thereís no way you can know that. Maybe you finish the workout a little fresher and can do more the next day. Itís just not that precise that you need to hit a target within 1%. Even it it was...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By gregf83

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip...

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip for about 7 yrs until Covid and WFH. I mostly sit at work though. I would usually just ride how I felt so Mon-Wed were a little faster than Thur & Fri....
02-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,928
Posted By gregf83

Fond memories of our last trip to Girona. Had to...

Fond memories of our last trip to Girona. Had to cancel last year's planned visit to Sicily.

It wouldn't be the same riding these roads solo...
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02-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,928
Posted By gregf83

I don't mind training on my own but group rides...

I don't mind training on my own but group rides and races are more fun. Best are cycling vacations with 5-10 good friends. Riding 4-5 hrs every day, stops for coffee or lunch along the way in some...
02-20-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,549
Posted By gregf83

I think if you're able to ride year round your...

I think if you're able to ride year round your core will adapt to what it needs to. For the past 13 yrs I've been pretty consistent at 500-600 hrs/yr with at most a couple weeks off for various...
02-19-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,549
Posted By gregf83

I think if I weighed 65kg and had an FTP of 375+W...

I think if I weighed 65kg and had an FTP of 375+W I'd need a stronger core but, sadly, my core has always been strong enough without supplemental exercise. I've had my legs get tired/sore or start...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,242
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't rain much in the summer during racing...

It doesn't rain much in the summer during racing season and the weekly crits are normally cancelled if it's raining. The local crits are non-technical and braking is almost always light. Discs are a...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,464
Posted By gregf83

I've done a few trips where we just rent a house...

I've done a few trips where we just rent a house and ride from one location for 10 days or so. For that type of trip bringing your own bike is convenient. Last trip was to Girona and had no problem...
02-17-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,823
Posted By gregf83

Stans instructions for 'Valve Injection' include...

Stans instructions for 'Valve Injection' include removing the core so I think Stans considers valve and stem (with core removed) interchangeable.
Is it possible the larger crystals they include in...
02-17-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,823
Posted By gregf83

Stans specifically says to not inject the racing...

Stans specifically says to not inject the racing sealant through the valve stem. They say this in the video they provide on how to inject the standard sealant. The tools they supply for injecting the...
02-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,986
Posted By gregf83

Yes, a better conclusion would be that strength...

Yes, a better conclusion would be that strength doesn't appear to be significant a significant factor in Anaerobic Work Capacity. In other words these riders were 'strong enough' for their sport....
02-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,986
Posted By gregf83

Both groups in the study did an initial 4 wks of...

Both groups in the study did an initial 4 wks of strength training. The interesting thing for me was that further strength training which increased strength did not improve short term power. The...
02-14-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,267
Posted By gregf83

I think it's call drunk trolling...

I think it's call drunk trolling...
02-14-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By gregf83

Jumping around or the chain slips when you stand...

Jumping around or the chain slips when you stand or push hard on the pedals? Sounds like your big chainring may needsto be replaced.
02-13-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,267
Posted By gregf83

One advantage of SRM over other meters is you can...

One advantage of SRM over other meters is you can adjust the slope. I have an SRM and a couple of Powertaps and adjust the SRM so that it matches the Powertap. Not a big deal but I like to have them...
02-13-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,267
Posted By gregf83

It's difficult to improve what you don't measure....

It's difficult to improve what you don't measure. Runners can use a watch to track progress but cyclists need something other than speed on the flats. You don't need to be a slave to the numbers...
02-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,986
Posted By gregf83

I just came across an interesting paper,...

I just came across an interesting paper, Comparison of Short-Sprint and Heavy Strength Training on Cycling Performance (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2019.01132/full), which...
02-11-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By gregf83

Precision is not that critical. You just need to...

Precision is not that critical. You just need to be in the ballpark. If the target power you come up with is too easy raise the target next time. Similarly, if you're unable to complete the planned...
02-10-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By gregf83

Definitely not Tabatas. I'm assuming there were...

Definitely not Tabatas. I'm assuming there were also some high cadence targets in there but that's not HIIT
02-10-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,986
Posted By gregf83

For those shorter efforts to be meaningful youíve...

For those shorter efforts to be meaningful youíve got to be in the right position at the right time at the end of the race and if the training you did to improve the shorter efforts impacted your...
02-10-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,986
Posted By gregf83

Perhaps, but likely not as much as you think....

Perhaps, but likely not as much as you think. Itís pretty easy for someone who hasnít been lifting to increase their strength by 20%. What do you think that 20% increase in strength would do for your...
02-10-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,986
Posted By gregf83

Thatís the heart of the question for which there...

Thatís the heart of the question for which there isnít a clear answer. If that hour in the gym is for core work to prevent or eliminate back or neck issues then itís probably a good idea. If the...
02-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By gregf83

HIIT intensity levels are often specified as a...

HIIT intensity levels are often specified as a function of Pmax where Pmax is the maximum power in the last 30S to 1min of a ramp test. The intervals can be done at 60% of Tmax where Tmax is the time...
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