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10-28-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By GhostRider62

OP did not say he was on an Mtb. He listed...

OP did not say he was on an Mtb.

He listed the 1X gears. I was responding to that.

Ever wonder why TdF TT racers mount 58 ring and 13 or 14 cog instead of 43 and 10 cog

There is a thread...
10-27-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By GhostRider62

Collin......I have read at Slowtwitch for many...

Collin......I have read at Slowtwitch for many years but not a poster. It has mostly a Triathlon focus and therefore many runners turned cyclist who could offer you support. There are two forums I...
10-27-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By GhostRider62

34 and 12-51 would absolutely drive me nuts. ...

34 and 12-51 would absolutely drive me nuts.

I like 1 tooth jumps from the middle 80's to just over 120 inches. 1X starting with a 10T is stupid.
10-27-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By GhostRider62

Mine has been as low as 82% and as high as 87.9%,...

Mine has been as low as 82% and as high as 87.9%, depending on training

Alex Simmons has an interesting chart on his blog. Either OP's power meter is wonky as you suggested or he simply needs to...
10-27-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By GhostRider62

It uses 85% of a 5 minute effort power to...

It uses 85% of a 5 minute effort power to estimate FTP, which is close for most. I did not find it to be all that accurate
10-27-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By GhostRider62

Note that I did not say ride as hard as you can 5...

Note that I did not say ride as hard as you can 5 days per week. I took for granted that someone with the running credentials has the basics of training down. He knows about recovery rides/runs,...
10-27-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By GhostRider62

81.6 Kg and VO2 max of 73 should get you into the...

81.6 Kg and VO2 max of 73 should get you into the low 400 watt FTP range or around 5 W/Kg. With training and skill development, you could make Cat 2 with ease and maybe Cat 1.

Once per week and...
10-26-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

Channel 5 has reruns on chain waxing

Channel 5 has reruns on chain waxing
10-26-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting study, thanks for sharing it. ...

Interesting study, thanks for sharing it. Taking capillary blood isn't the easiest to get accurate results. I used to do a lot of blood lactate testing with the main objective of moving my 2 mmol...
10-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

Simply unrelated to the topic. My question...

Simply unrelated to the topic.

My question was also simple. How is it relevant. I explained why it isn't. It seems that you and others are ganging up on the guy.
10-26-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

How is power measurement relevant? The only...

How is power measurement relevant?

The only way I can see it relevant to a given cyclist is if he has been hooked up to a cart or had muscle oxygenation measured at a variety of power and...
10-26-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

Some or most training for time crunched athletes...

Some or most training for time crunched athletes actually lowers the aerobic threshold, but yes.....increasing AT would be helpful
10-26-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

You said there were better ways of delaying...

You said there were better ways of delaying fatigue than improving efficiency. That made no sense to me nor does your statement all training delays fatigue WRT to long rides, say over 200km. In the...
10-26-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Fulltext/2013/0...

https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Fulltext/2013/03000/The_Effect_of_Cadence_on_Cycling_Efficiency_and.12.aspx
10-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

I see it all the time but certainly not amongst...

I see it all the time but certainly not amongst BF riders

I found it very insightful to look at TdF rider's power files. When the pace is easy and they are sitting in, they tend to have a lower...
10-26-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

I would love to learn a few of your tips. I...

I would love to learn a few of your tips.

I ride long distance and there is not a lot of research on that topic, I have learned quite a lot by accident but very curious of any ideas you have
10-26-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

ST = Slow Twitch FT = Fast Twitch Moxy...

ST = Slow Twitch

FT = Fast Twitch

Moxy is device using near infrared to measure muscle oxygenation/deoxygenation.
10-26-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't need a study to know that moving heavy...

I don't need a study to know that moving heavy limbs faster and faster is more efficient. The FT/ST ratio is a factor. The Italian study used fairly ordinary cyclists. I am of the opinion that...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 624
Posted By GhostRider62

i have done a similar setup for long distance...

i have done a similar setup for long distance touring. the handling wasn't the best on my bike but it worked.
10-26-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

Any research to back that up? A study...

Any research to back that up?

A study titled, "The Effect of Pedaling Cadence on Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation During Cycling at Moderate Exercise Intensity" suggest the differential is closer to...
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By GhostRider62

Wow. What an accomplishment It would be...

Wow. What an accomplishment

It would be interesting to see her power file for the distance.
10-25-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By GhostRider62

My preferred cadence depends on power and varies...

My preferred cadence depends on power and varies from 68-72 rpm at randonneuring speed to 92-94 RPM at TT efforts.

I run a 56/39 rings with 11,12,13,14,15,17,19,22,25,28,32 cassette
10-24-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By GhostRider62

I have all three. My preference 1. B17...

I have all three.

My preference

1. B17
2. Berthod Aravis
3. Rivet

The rivet moves too much for me but it is a very nice saddle. Maybe it is great for someone with sore butt. Berthod...
10-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,148
Posted By GhostRider62

totally agree

totally agree
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,195
Posted By GhostRider62

When I considered the inreach, one benefit is the...

When I considered the inreach, one benefit is the monthly subscription can be cancelled or paused, unlike Spot.
10-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,148
Posted By GhostRider62

That was for the snarky, tech curmudgeon. I am...

That was for the snarky, tech curmudgeon. I am sure he will get a kick out of it when he logs on
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,195
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't need to tell a thruhiker, pay attention...

I don't need to tell a thruhiker, pay attention to your supply points. It looks like they are only 60-90 miles apart but on those kinda roads, it could be 2-3 days. I doubt you need to do drops,...
10-24-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By GhostRider62

I see an old midlevel bike that has been ridden...

I see an old midlevel bike that has been ridden hard and put back wet.
10-24-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,055
Posted By GhostRider62

In cold wet rain, I love my Showers Pass helmet...

In cold wet rain, I love my Showers Pass helmet cover.

I have never found a pair of rain trousers that I love. The Showers Pass are pretty ok. The ones I have provide some stretch or give. I'm...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,195
Posted By GhostRider62

Might bring a Garmin Inreach and some spare...

Might bring a Garmin Inreach and some spare fishing hooks.
10-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,148
Posted By GhostRider62

You can download the routes from your laptop to a...

You can download the routes from your laptop to a little itty bitty little memory device about the size of chicklet. Stick the chicklet into the Garmin and you're in business. I forget why but that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By GhostRider62

I would go with strength. Carbon. Sapim spokes. ...

I would go with strength. Carbon. Sapim spokes. Something like a pair of Yoeleo or one of the others like it. $1000 will do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,173
Posted By GhostRider62

You already have a pretty light bike. A SRAM AXS...

You already have a pretty light bike. A SRAM AXS Force with disc brakes might be 1 kg more chubbily.

The weight weenie group is Sram Red 11s mechanical. Add light wheels. You might be down to...
10-24-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By GhostRider62

I was reluctant to comment. I started in Quality...

I was reluctant to comment. I started in Quality Control in the 70's and have worked in development, manufactucturing, quality assurance with increasing levels of responsibility, finishing out as a...
10-24-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By GhostRider62

I find that a fendered bike with high quality...

I find that a fendered bike with high quality sealed bearings, Trek BB90 fiasco excepted, is not hard to keep maintained. The chain is the biggest challenge. if you do not have a front fender with...
10-24-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,055
Posted By GhostRider62

I dunno I think the little holes are so...

I dunno

I think the little holes are so small that water vapor can escape but wind cannot pass from the outside....how's that for a guess?

I have a couple other rain jackets. A strong wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,173
Posted By GhostRider62

7566 grams once you add the chain.

7566 grams once you add the chain.
10-23-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,055
Posted By GhostRider62

Here are some reviews. I have the C7 cycling...

Here are some reviews. I have the C7 cycling and Montbell shakedry for backpacking. I don't follow the sales very closely, sorry about that.
...
10-23-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,055
Posted By GhostRider62

My first goretex jacket was 40 years ago, they...

My first goretex jacket was 40 years ago, they have come a long long way.

With a proper baselayer, I do not get wet inside Gore Shakedry UNLESS I am climbing slowly on a long climb but let's be...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,195
Posted By GhostRider62

I planned to ride from San Diego to Florida when...

I planned to ride from San Diego to Florida when Covid hit. There were parts of the Southern Tier route that I did not want to ride and it is often that way for me. So, one of the resources I look...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,225
Posted By GhostRider62

Hitting sharp granite gravel can rupture a tire...

Hitting sharp granite gravel can rupture a tire and immediately release the pressure. This has only happened to me maybe 10 times over the years and only two crashes as a result. I ride a lot and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,252
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a set of 25 mm GP 5000 S tubeless on their...

I have a set of 25 mm GP 5000 S tubeless on their way, going to try tubeless once again after a miserable 2016 on them. Should have them early next week.
10-23-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 947
Posted By GhostRider62

Where's the bacon? My favorite pre-600Km...

Where's the bacon?

My favorite pre-600Km breakfast is bullet proof coffee at 2 am driving to the start.
10-22-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,055
Posted By GhostRider62

Agreed. I have a cycling shakedry jacket and...

Agreed.

I have a cycling shakedry jacket and also one for backpacking.

Nothing else comes close.
10-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 41,452
Posted By GhostRider62

Why Did America Give Up on Mass Transit? ...

Why Did America Give Up on Mass Transit?
Because Americans prefer their cars.
10-22-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,148
Posted By GhostRider62

I have used a Garmin 810 and 1030 and have never...

I have used a Garmin 810 and 1030 and have never paired my iphone to either device.

I never connected the 810 to the "internet" but did update the firmware on the 1030 to enable use the Garmin...
10-22-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 947
Posted By GhostRider62

I seem to recall the normal reference range to be...

I seem to recall the normal reference range to be 25-80 ng/mL. My old retired Doc wanted me in the 60-80 range but my new younger whipper snapper is good with anything over 50. I was down in the...
10-22-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 947
Posted By GhostRider62

People don't need McDonalds either. Perhaps,...

People don't need McDonalds either.

Perhaps, you could explain an alternative means of stimulating the release of growth hormone midday?

Better yet, give me a plan (no drugs please) to increase...
10-21-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 947
Posted By GhostRider62

Your four references make the same trite point. ...

Your four references make the same trite point. Don't buy garbage protein powders.

If the medical community was so sound, why are seniors so unhealthy?

If I am not mistaken, the fellow you...
10-21-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 947
Posted By GhostRider62

My D3 levels have been tested 1-2 times per year...

My D3 levels have been tested 1-2 times per year for 2 decades. Despite not using sunscreen and D3 supplementation titrated by my MD, my levels were falling. Neither he nor I know why. He upped my...
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