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Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By OBoile

I tend to find that riding at a certain power on...

I tend to find that riding at a certain power on Zwift feels pretty similar to riding at that power outside.
However, I also find that I go 2-3 km/h faster on Zwift for a given power than I do...
11-17-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,021
Posted By OBoile

Low to mid 50s for me.

Low to mid 50s for me.
11-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,199
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. Lifting doesn't really burn a lot of...

Yeah. Lifting doesn't really burn a lot of calories and thus doesn't require a large reserve of carbs to do. When I was doing PL, I'd go low carb (but certainly not to the extreme of the Keto diet)...
11-15-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,360
Posted By OBoile

And you still seem to be deliberately (I hope for...

And you still seem to be deliberately (I hope for your sake) misunderstanding a straightforward comment.


Uh no. Smaller environmental effect = smaller variance in times = less need for some...
11-15-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,360
Posted By OBoile

This is too ridiculous to bother composing an...

This is too ridiculous to bother composing an extensive reply to.
11-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,360
Posted By OBoile

Cadence and HR can't tell you how much work...

Cadence and HR can't tell you how much work you've actually done. The only really reliable way for most of us, including pros, to track progress is through a PM. Improving your power is the reason...
11-14-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,360
Posted By OBoile

Well, you seemed to struggle with what I thought...

Well, you seemed to struggle with what I thought was a very straight forward comment: cycling speed varies more than running speed.
You seem to be making an assumption about what I do or do not...
11-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,360
Posted By OBoile

No that isn't what I meant. Aerodynamic drag...

No that isn't what I meant.

Aerodynamic drag is the main source of resistance when cycling (excluding hills***). When running, it is gravity. Yes, there is an aerodynamic component, but it is,...
11-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By OBoile

Why would hill repeats not fall into this...

Why would hill repeats not fall into this category? I frequently ride to a short steep hill that takes ~1 minute to ride and do precisely what you've described here.
11-14-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,199
Posted By OBoile

No. Just skinny. It's pretty rare to see an elite...

No. Just skinny. It's pretty rare to see an elite endurance athlete with a high BF%.
11-14-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,360
Posted By OBoile

Running speed varies far, far less than cycling...

Running speed varies far, far less than cycling speed and thus no real need for something analogous to a PM.
11-14-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,199
Posted By OBoile

Well, essentially everyone has spare fat to burn....

Well, essentially everyone has spare fat to burn. But, if somehow, some person did reduce their fat to a critically low level (like a pro bodybuilder who's got a contest in the very near future) a...
11-14-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,199
Posted By OBoile

As someone who participated in a fringe sport for...

As someone who participated in a fringe sport for several years, you have a good point. To further that, when the talent pool isn't particularly large, it becomes possible for more types of people to...
11-14-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By OBoile

Yes you can do HIIT as part of a 30 mile ride. It...

Yes you can do HIIT as part of a 30 mile ride. It certainly won't be the entire ride, but part if it? Sure. I'm pretty sure the idea of riding 10 miles to a nice hill, doing interval work on that...
11-11-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By OBoile

I don't think that's something which is...

I don't think that's something which is universally true. Free weights, or machines, offer the advantage of being able to easily adjust the level of resistance. Body weight exercises generally do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By OBoile

One reason why people don't set the trainer...

One reason why people don't set the trainer difficulty to 100% is that they want to keep pedalling on the downhills without spinning out.
11-07-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,117
Posted By OBoile

I wish I knew. She can be pretty pessimistic at...

I wish I knew. She can be pretty pessimistic at times, so a couple minor things go wrong for her and she's ready to quit. But, even as recently as a week ago she seemed pretty into it. The interest...
11-07-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,117
Posted By OBoile

My wife has gotten into triathlons, and just...

My wife has gotten into triathlons, and just purchased a TT bike. She's ridden maybe 4 times in the month since she purchased it and is now talking about quitting.
11-07-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By OBoile

As others have said, it sounds to me like you're...

As others have said, it sounds to me like you're trying to do too much too soon. I also wonder if your trainer isn't being flexible enough with their (your) exercise choices.
11-05-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By OBoile

What you have described here is not polarized...

What you have described here is not polarized training.
11-01-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Races are decided by who crosses the finish line...

Races are decided by who crosses the finish line first, not by who has the "larger heart", "larger lung volume", "the most watts", or "the most muscle mass".

Unlike everyone else (with exception...
11-01-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

I competed for roughly a decade in powerlifting...

I competed for roughly a decade in powerlifting at up to the national level. So yes, I put in "years" of work and I saw many people who were way too obsessed with winning. It's still a hobby. And if...
11-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

I have no problem with performance enhancing...

I have no problem with performance enhancing drugs when they are used within the rules of the sport. In cycling they are cheating which I have a problem with.

I don't have a problem with a rich...
11-01-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

I see nothing false about my statement here. ...

I see nothing false about my statement here.


And yet, no one here starts threads freaking out when a 44 year old is forced to compete against a 35 year old. I wonder why? It clearly isn't fair....
11-01-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

But sport isn't being wrecked for "99.9%" of...

But sport isn't being wrecked for "99.9%" of women. No doubt the woman that would have otherwise finished first is likely frustrated, but even for her I doubt very much the sport is wrecked. Her...
11-01-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Again, is this a joke? Girls get cut from teams...

Again, is this a joke? Girls get cut from teams in favour of other girls with inborn genetic advantages all the time.
11-01-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Human rights should always trump your hobby (and...

Human rights should always trump your hobby (and for master's racers, along with the 99.9% of us who aren't good enough to go pro that's all this is). If you care so much about a result that you're...
10-31-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Based on the many comments comparing men to women...

Based on the many comments comparing men to women it would seem that most people here don't get it. That or they insist on stating the obvious.
True. And, as I've said above, how much of an...
10-31-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

As I've been saying: "For all the...

As I've been saying:

"For all the hand-wringing about transgender women ruining women’s sport, so far there’s little evidence of that happening. Although CeCé Telfer and June Eastwood garnered...
10-31-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Again, no one (except possibly this Dr McKinnon)...

Again, no one (except possibly this Dr McKinnon) thinks men don't have an advantage over women.

What people here don't seem to get is that trans women, when following the IOC guidelines, don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,555
Posted By OBoile

I pay for one of the (IIRC) three "Summit"...

I pay for one of the (IIRC) three "Summit" packages on Strava. No need to, but I like looking at my data and it costs like $3 per month so I definitely get my money's worth.
10-29-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,361
Posted By OBoile

Given that literally everything is a chemical,...

Given that literally everything is a chemical, what exactly do you expect us to eat/drink?
https://jameskennedymonash.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/ingredients-of-an-all-natural-banana/
10-29-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By OBoile

Really? You don't think this is going a bit too...

Really? You don't think this is going a bit too far?
10-29-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,484
Posted By OBoile

IIRC, the whole idea of "VMO activation" has...

IIRC, the whole idea of "VMO activation" has generally been discounted, particularly as a cause of patellofemoral pain. IIRC (again) it's been shown that it's pretty much impossible to activate the...
10-28-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,484
Posted By OBoile

It is debatable whether lifting weights makes you...

It is debatable whether lifting weights makes you a better cyclist. Lots of very knowledgeable people have argued in support of it. Lots of very knowledgeable people have argued against it. To get...
10-27-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Some are. Others aren't.

Some are. Others aren't.
10-27-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

So, a hypothetical situation in tennis where men...

So, a hypothetical situation in tennis where men dominate women (with complaints about prize money distribution that has nothing to do with this) is somehow "proof" that trans women will dominate the...
10-26-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

Then, by all means enlighten me.

Then, by all means enlighten me.
10-26-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make...

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here or how this is relevant to this discussion, but okay I guess.
10-25-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

This would, IMO, be the most reasonable choice....

This would, IMO, be the most reasonable choice. But, I doubt it would ever be accepted for political/appearance reasons as it would give the impression of the "women's only" division as being 2nd...
10-25-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

This is a joke post right?

This is a joke post right?
10-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

First, muscle size is largely dependant of...

First, muscle size is largely dependant of hormones and would be affected by hormone suppression, although someone who has built muscle under favourable conditions is still likely at an advantage as...
10-24-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

No, but we would certainly need a study, more...

No, but we would certainly need a study, more likely multiple studies, to determine exactly how much of an advantage men have. And, since we're not talking about a man, but instead a trans woman...
10-24-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

I think you may have created this debate in your...

I think you may have created this debate in your own mind. Dr McKinnon has said she doesn't care about any advantage as (in her opinion) trans rights are more important than a level playing field....
10-24-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By OBoile

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fa...

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1186223-unfair.html
10-23-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,371
Posted By OBoile

I also don't agree with her militant...

I also don't agree with her militant approach/viewpoint. The idea that trans women should be allowed to compete as women *without any restrictions* goes too far IMO. It's a selfish viewpoint for her...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By OBoile

I'm not sure anyone understands why they are...

I'm not sure anyone understands why they are doing this. They say it is causing the app to become unstable (I've never had an issue although I don't often use my phone directly), but rather than fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,521
Posted By OBoile

I'm pretty sure the extra weight is going to...

I'm pretty sure the extra weight is going to affect you far less when cycling than when running. If you can survive the running part or a triathlon, you should be fine IMO.
10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By OBoile

Wow. That can't be right. Edit: unless you were...

Wow. That can't be right. Edit: unless you were doing alp d'zwift or something.

I checked my most recent Zwift ride along with a solo ride (using TT bars), a hilly ride with just one other person...
10-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By OBoile

Do you have a power meter on your bike (for...

Do you have a power meter on your bike (for outside)? as gregf83 said, it sounds like your trainer's power reading may be off.

I tend to find, that for a given power, I tend to go a few kph faster...
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