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LesterOfPuppets 05-30-20 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21506412)
Just received a cycling-related shipment from the rjones28 stables.

:bday:



https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...542e5e414.jpeg

Jonesey sent you a Brooks?

big john 05-30-20 08:18 PM

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.

rjones28 05-30-20 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21506732)
Jonesey sent you a Brooks?

I've never owned a Brooks.

LesterOfPuppets 05-30-20 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21506741)
I've never owned a Brooks.

Ideale?
Selle Anatomica?

:)
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LesterOfPuppets 05-30-20 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21506737)
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.

rjones28 05-30-20 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21506748)
Ideale?
Selle Anatomica?

:)
​​​​​

I don't want to steal Velo Vol 's thunder.

Velo Vol 05-30-20 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21506732)
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.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21506741)
I've never owned a Brooks.

Why not?

rjones28 05-30-20 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21506759)
Why not?

It's a mystery.

big john 05-30-20 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21506751)
So far SLC is winning the protest video contest. That guy with the bow and arrow.

Didn't see that one.

bampilot06 05-31-20 05:23 AM

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 donít 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?

Trsnrtr 05-31-20 05:25 AM

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. :rolleyes:

Trsnrtr 05-31-20 05:38 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21507006)
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 donít 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

bampilot06 05-31-20 05:48 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21507018)
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.

Velo Vol 05-31-20 06:07 AM

I regret to inform that seatpost and saddle makers have conspired to make Velo Vol's life difficult.

Velo Vol 05-31-20 06:07 AM

Why can't anything be simple?

bampilot06 05-31-20 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21507046)
Why can't anything be simple?


It doesnít fit?

Trsnrtr 05-31-20 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21507046)
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.

BillyD 05-31-20 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21507045)
I regret to inform that seatpost and saddle makers have conspired to make Velo Vol's life difficult.

Bastids. :mad:

Velo Vol 05-31-20 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21507069)
It doesnít fit?

I'm basically having the issue here

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/ge...st-329361.html

seedsbelize 05-31-20 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21507006)
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 donít 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

LesterOfPuppets 05-31-20 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21507212)
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 :)

seedsbelize 05-31-20 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21507073)
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.

WhyFi 05-31-20 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21507225)
Interval training was the standard, before the arrival of all these fancy machines

It's still the standard.

seedsbelize 05-31-20 08:39 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21507212)
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.

Velo Vol 05-31-20 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21507234)
You didn't listen to @coasting and get a Thomson seatpost? There's your problem right there :)

Sadly, not.


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