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Old 01-31-20, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Question about recovery. I have started to throw a couple longer rides into the mix and I am noticing that after the longer rides my legs feel weak for days after. More specifically my quads feel weak, and only when I ride my bike. I did 50 miles on wed, took yesterday off and rode again today, and just didnít feel the power that I usually feel. My quads felt fatigued. This is puzzling because when I do shorter rides 20 to 30 Iím usually cranking really hard, trying to go as fast I can vs the longer rides where Iím taking it easy.
Anything I can do to speed up the recovery time? I try to eat a lot of protein, but Iím currently not using any supplements.
Can you get younger?

Recovery takes longer as we age. Which, BTW, is probably one of the reasons why dopers love HGH (human growth hormone) which naturally decreases with age. HGH probably does improve recovery. I don't recommend it, of course. It's dangerous. But it works. Sad!

You may want to try "active recovery" do a zone 1 ride for 30-60 minutes the day AFTER a hard ride. Or accept that you should only do two really hard rides/week.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Question about recovery. I have started to throw a couple longer rides into the mix and I am noticing that after the longer rides my legs feel weak for days after. More specifically my quads feel weak, and only when I ride my bike. I did 50 miles on wed, took yesterday off and rode again today, and just didnít feel the power that I usually feel. My quads felt fatigued. This is puzzling because when I do shorter rides 20 to 30 Iím usually cranking really hard, trying to go as fast I can vs the longer rides where Iím taking it easy.
Anything I can do to speed up the recovery time? I try to eat a lot of protein, but Iím currently not using any supplements.
Supplements that work work because of dope. Stay away in general.

This is just normal, but these longer rides are driving major adaptations in your body. Keep it up, do PT rolling, eat right, get your sleep, cut down on alcohol, do mobility work, and all the other stuff that isn't fun.

I need to practice what I preach tonight 143TSS today between swimming and cycling. Even if those zones aren't correct, it's a bunch more than usual. And I have a 90 minute run tomorrow.
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Big event for the Saturn coming up on my way home today. Will try to post pics later.
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Well, the working title is something along the lines of, "What the hell did I decide to put myself through this for?" But my advisor didn't like that so much.
In the end it will formally be titled, "Polio virus: A Retrospective Study of the Polio Eradication Program in Pakistan."
Dang.... I'm betting that staying inside the lines of that coloUring book would be a bear. Good thoughts on hammering that bad boy out.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Big event for the Saturn coming up on my way home today. Will try to post pics later.
That doesn't sound good.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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So any of you addictionites know the best place to score a 105 R7000 group? Thinking it's time to upgrade.
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Big event for the Saturn coming up on my way home today. Will try to post pics later.
1 million miles?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Question about recovery. I have started to throw a couple longer rides into the mix and I am noticing that after the longer rides my legs feel weak for days after. More specifically my quads feel weak, and only when I ride my bike. I did 50 miles on wed, took yesterday off and rode again today, and just didn’t feel the power that I usually feel. My quads felt fatigued. This is puzzling because when I do shorter rides 20 to 30 I’m usually cranking really hard, trying to go as fast I can vs the longer rides where I’m taking it easy.
Anything I can do to speed up the recovery time? I try to eat a lot of protein, but I’m currently not using any supplements.
I get two recovery days a week, and basically 5 or 6 recovery days every three weeks. Your body needs it, and I relish them like a good meal on a cheat day.

As said, you're going through a huge acclimation point in your cycling, and your desire is going to far outweigh your ability for a little while. I firmly doubt the intensity you're at is going to grind you down, so I wouldn't worry about that yet. Just ride your bike, and realize every day need not be a day you set a personal record.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
So any of you addictionites know the best place to score a 105 R7000 group? Thinking it's time to upgrade.
Merlin is always mentioned. I've never tried them, but prices seem good.

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-118524.html
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Question about recovery. I have started to throw a couple longer rides into the mix and I am noticing that after the longer rides my legs feel weak for days after. More specifically my quads feel weak, and only when I ride my bike. I did 50 miles on wed, took yesterday off and rode again today, and just didnít feel the power that I usually feel. My quads felt fatigued. This is puzzling because when I do shorter rides 20 to 30 Iím usually cranking really hard, trying to go as fast I can vs the longer rides where Iím taking it easy.
Anything I can do to speed up the recovery time? I try to eat a lot of protein, but Iím currently not using any supplements.
Good advice above.

Are you getting a good slug of protein, with some sugar to stimulate insulin, soon after those long workouts?
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Good advice above.

Are you getting a good slug of protein, with some sugar to stimulate insulin, soon after those long workouts?

Appreciate the above advice, Getting old sucks.

Today I drank chocolate milk after my ride, and after the 50 miler I ate a peanut butter honey sandwich. Thatís about the extent of it. I was thinking about getting some more whey.
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Big event for the Saturn coming up on my way home today. Will try to post pics later.
Putting a roof rack on it?
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Getting old sucks.
How old is old?

Want to make sure I avoid it.
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How old is old?

Want to make sure I avoid it.

I should have said older not old, as in aging sucks.
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How old is old?

Want to make sure I avoid it.
It's all downhill after 30.
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Big event for the Saturn coming up on my way home today. Will try to post pics later.
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That doesn't sound good.
Itís good.

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1 million miles?
Working on it. Gimme more time.

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Putting a roof rack on it?
No way. Bike too precious to go on roof, it travels inside with me.


Here it is....


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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
So any of you addictionites know the best place to score a 105 R7000 group? Thinking it's time to upgrade.
Try eurobikeparts.com, they are USA based but offer really good prices. Check them now and thank me later.

edit: site says $500 for full group with caliper brakes, $700 for hydraulic disc. Not bad. Buy me a set while you are at it?
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My car has more miles than that tough. Just sayin'
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My car has more miles than that tough. Just sayin'
But is your car of legal drinking age?? The Saturn is.
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Itís good.



Working on it. Gimme more time.



No way. Bike too precious to go on roof, it travels inside with me.


Here it is....


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My car has more miles than that tough. Just sayin'
My 17 year-old Jeep has about 195k miles on it.
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Y'all drive a lot.
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Y'all drive a lot.
We're on the road back home (finally). When we get home on Sunday, I'll have put ~7k miles on the VW in ~6 weeks. Oy.

Side note: I'm so ready to sleep in my own bed.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Itís good.



Working on it. Gimme more time.



No way. Bike too precious to go on roof, it travels inside with me.


Here it is....


249,000 on the minivan.
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