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Old 05-30-20, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just received a cycling-related shipment from the rjones28 stables.





Jonesey sent you a Brooks?
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Bunch of police cars were destroyed earlier in LA, now the looting has begun. No big fires yet, though.

On the plus side I had a nice ride today which you could call a group ride, my first road ride with others since the lockdown. 50ish miles with 4000ish feet of climbing and I felt pretty good.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Jonesey sent you a Brooks?
I've never owned a Brooks.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've never owned a Brooks.
Ideale?
Selle Anatomica?


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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Bunch of police cars were destroyed earlier in LA, now the looting has begun. No big fires yet, though.

On the plus side I had a nice ride today which you could call a group ride, my first road ride with others since the lockdown. 50ish miles with 4000ish feet of climbing and I felt pretty good.
So far SLC is winning the protest video contest. That guy with the bow and arrow.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ideale?
Selle Anatomica?


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Jonesey sent you a Brooks?
Nope. He sent a fi'zi:k made of unknown synthetic materials. I'm replacing a fi'zi:k that broke in the middle. I'm too fat for this sport.
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I've never owned a Brooks.
Why not?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why not?
It's a mystery.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
So far SLC is winning the protest video contest. That guy with the bow and arrow.
Didn't see that one.
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With out having a power meter or heart rate monitor I am trying to think of a way to improve my over all speed. Most of my rides I would say are don’t in my comfort zone, and I have seen improvement but improvement is pretty slow. Today for the first 30 mins I pushed it. My heart rate was noticeably higher, I could feel it in my legs. My speed usually hovers around 18 but today for the first 30 mins it was hovering around 23. Unfortunately, this pretty much zapped me and my mile 22 I was struggling.

Could interval training work? Normal effort for 10 mins then push it for 2? Slowly lower the amount of time that I am at normal effort?
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Old 05-31-20, 05:25 AM
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Rioters in my hometown are bad-ass, too. They went to one Walmart but the police dispersed them so they went to another Walmart in an adjoining town (mine) and the police dispersed them so they went next door to a Lowes but before the police dispersed them, they started a fire... wait for it... in the garden department.
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Old 05-31-20, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
With out having a power meter or heart rate monitor I am trying to think of a way to improve my over all speed. Most of my rides I would say are don’t in my comfort zone, and I have seen improvement but improvement is pretty slow. Today for the first 30 mins I pushed it. My heart rate was noticeably higher, I could feel it in my legs. My speed usually hovers around 18 but today for the first 30 mins it was hovering around 23. Unfortunately, this pretty much zapped me and my mile 22 I was struggling.

Could interval training work? Normal effort for 10 mins then push it for 2? Slowly lower the amount of time that I am at normal effort?
Way back in the old days, I couldn't even spell HR, let alone had any meters of any kind. All I had was a watch and a Multito (google that). Being mainly a criterium specialist and a natural sprinter, I practiced Fartlek training. Worked well for me because I was still working and could do a lot of training in a short amount of time and it works well without any meters. For example, I went hard coming out of sharp corners, up short hills, sprinted for signs, etc. It's not scientific like today but it works to a point. Riding with a group really works, too - natural competition.

Make sure to get rest; too many hard days can put your body in a hole that's hard to crawl out of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fartlek
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Way back in the old days, I couldn't even spell HR, let alone had any meters of any kind. All I had was a watch and a Multito (google that). Being mainly a criterium specialist and a natural sprinter, I practiced Fartlek training. Worked well for me because I was still working and could do a lot of training in a short amount of time and it works well without any meters. For example, I went hard coming out of sharp corners, up short hills, sprinted for signs, etc. It's not scientific like today but it works to a point. Riding with a group really works, too - natural competition.

Make sure to get rest; too many hard days can put your body in a hole that's hard to crawl out of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fartlek
Awesome! Thanks for the post.
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I regret to inform that seatpost and saddle makers have conspired to make Velo Vol's life difficult.
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Why can't anything be simple?
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Why can't anything be simple?

It doesn’t fit?
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Why can't anything be simple?
I wonder that constantly in my daily life from the time i get up til the time I go to bed.
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I regret to inform that seatpost and saddle makers have conspired to make Velo Vol's life difficult.
Bastids.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
It doesn’t fit?
I'm basically having the issue here

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/ge...st-329361.html
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
With out having a power meter or heart rate monitor I am trying to think of a way to improve my over all speed. Most of my rides I would say are don’t in my comfort zone, and I have seen improvement but improvement is pretty slow. Today for the first 30 mins I pushed it. My heart rate was noticeably higher, I could feel it in my legs. My speed usually hovers around 18 but today for the first 30 mins it was hovering around 23. Unfortunately, this pretty much zapped me and my mile 22 I was struggling.

Could interval training work? Normal effort for 10 mins then push it for 2? Slowly lower the amount of time that I am at normal effort?
Interval training was the standard, before the arrival of all these fancy machines
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm basically having the issue here

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/ge...st-329361.html
You didn't listen to @coasting and get a Thomson seatpost? There's your problem right there
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I wonder that constantly in my daily life from the time i get up til the time I go to bed.
And I never wonder at it anymore. Life treats me well.
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Interval training was the standard, before the arrival of all these fancy machines
It's still the standard.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm basically having the issue here

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/ge...st-329361.html
Certainly the spacing of the rails can be adjusted by squeezing or spreading.

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You didn't listen to @coasting and get a Thomson seatpost? There's your problem right there
Sadly, not.
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