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06-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By cmh

A cyclist friend of mine did a couple run v bike...

A cyclist friend of mine did a couple run v bike tests with a friend of his and found the tipping point to favor a similarly fit runner on a climb is quite high. Maybe 20% grade or more. I have...
06-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By Yep

I'd 2nd what furiousferret said about volume and...

I'd 2nd what furiousferret said about volume and intensity. If your group rides are as intense as intervals would be, use them as your interval days. That'll have the additional benefit of being very...
05-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By burnthesheep

First task is to list the events and assign them...

First task is to list the events and assign them a priority. A, B, C. You get to pick ONE priority A. I would pick more "C" items than "B" items to avoid everything being 'kinda' important.
...
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By furiousferret

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should...

You're overvaluing high end work imo. You should probably at least for the next few weeks only have 2 days over zone 2; if those end up being group rides so be it and if you need more intensity that...
05-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By cmh

That's a lot of info in that post, so I'll just...

That's a lot of info in that post, so I'll just focus on 1 line: "Training Peaks tells me my current fitness is trending up at 43, fatigue is trending up at 93 and form is trending down at -65." ...
03-29-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,539
Posted By freeranger

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was...

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was gaining weight, and couldn't seem to lose it. She was eating "rabbit food", lots of salad, food high in fiber, was exercising, and nothing worked. Turned...
03-29-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,539
Posted By Outrider1

There's a formula for losing weight which is...

There's a formula for losing weight which is actually quite simple...eat less, move more.
03-29-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,539
Posted By downhillmaster

Itís a scientific fact that regular cycling...

Itís a scientific fact that regular cycling causes you to gain a slight amount of weight because you are sitting down most of time.
09-15-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,907
Views: 300,962
Posted By SVTNate

27 Man, I fell in behind this kid (well he...

27

Man, I fell in behind this kid (well he was probably early 20's) on some road bike that wouldn't impress the coffee shop folks, black tee, black jeans, black basketball shoes that were untied a...
09-13-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3,907
Views: 300,962
Posted By 808HIcycler

36.5 miles today. Completed my first 100+ mile...

36.5 miles today. Completed my first 100+ mile week. Pretty pumped about it.
09-12-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,631
Posted By Russ Roth

Kinda like fat bikes to me, really fun to have if...

Kinda like fat bikes to me, really fun to have if you have places that are just meant for that kind of bike. My gravel bike is really set up as a bikepacking bike and much of what I've toured with it...
09-11-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,907
Views: 300,962
Posted By Grouperdawg

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,674
Posted By WhyFi

Hoo boy. I'll be aight, though - ...

Hoo boy.

I'll be aight, though -

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,674
Posted By WhyFi

It's out of the box - it's not going back in. It...

It's out of the box - it's not going back in. It will spread far and wide, so the goal is to slow it so that it doesn't overwhelm the system. Meeting up with the weekly group ride to exercise in open...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,674
Posted By kingston

Healthy people aren't going to die from this...

Healthy people aren't going to die from this virus, so you avoid social contact to slow the outbreak, not to keep yourself safe.

If you care enough to read a pretty long article, this one...
09-02-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As asgelle intimates, it's overreaching, not...

As asgelle intimates, it's overreaching, not overtraining, not by a long shot. Overreaching is actually good. It's a data point for you. Without knowing where that is and how it happened, you can't...
08-19-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,882
Posted By tobey

To the OP give this a try if you have access to...

To the OP give this a try if you have access to the machine. Over the years I've included a wide variety of training methods and have seen gradual improvement in my riding. Recently, I added an...
08-16-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Are you tracking your CTL, ATL, TSB now? For me,...

Are you tracking your CTL, ATL, TSB now? For me, the TrainingPeaks PMC has been very accurate at predicting my results on any given future day within the next week or so. I take morning resting and...
08-16-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,882
Posted By caloso

Isn't this amazing? It feels like riding with...

Isn't this amazing? It feels like riding with someone else's legs. Someone else's much stronger legs. Enjoy that.
07-28-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,201
Posted By patrickgm60

I rode Haleakala when I was 52-1/2, 2-1/2 years...

I rode Haleakala when I was 52-1/2, 2-1/2 years after I had started riding. Had lost 30 pounds and gotten decent at climbing. Rented a Trek with a triple crank, "just in case." The round trip still...
07-01-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By Machka

A Vit B tablet will add some brilliance to the...

A Vit B tablet will add some brilliance to the matter. :)
06-29-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By base2

Enough so you are not thirsty. Enough so that...

Enough so you are not thirsty.
Enough so that your mouth remains wet.
Enough your performance does not suffer.
Enough you are able to maintain proper body temperature regulation.
Not so much that...
06-28-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,521
Posted By tyrion

Try to find a grassy hill with a very gentle...

Try to find a grassy hill with a very gentle slope and coast down it slowly, lightly dragging your feet for balance. Maybe there's a park or something like that nearby.

If you can't get up enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,767
Posted By one4smoke

If that had been me, I would NEVER have lived it...

If that had been me, I would NEVER have lived it down. :o

Didn't they make an insurance commercial about you? :foo:
06-27-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My advice is to just keep at it. Keep practicing...

My advice is to just keep at it. Keep practicing with this group. Yes, these folks are racing and yes, they are trying to drop you off the back. Not just you but anyone they can. This is called a...
06-27-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,882
Posted By firebird854

I want to be clear, I'm not a coach, I only race...

I want to be clear, I'm not a coach, I only race occasionally at the cat 4 level, and have only been biking for about 2 and a half-ish years. I have however, absolutely gone through the trials and...
06-25-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,968
Posted By UniChris

I'm not in good shape, I'm not that much short of...

I'm not in good shape, I'm not that much short of twice your age, and this past weekend I rode a century... on only half a bike.

As others have said, this is more of a tolerance challenge than an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,767
Posted By BenBoozer

On a recent commute to work, I ran over a piece...

On a recent commute to work, I ran over a piece of coil spring about an inch long. No problem, I’ll get off the bike and replace the tube only to find I left my saddle bag at home with spare tube,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,767
Posted By Greatestalltime

The best time to forget to open the valve is when...

The best time to forget to open the valve is when youíre using your only c02 cartridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,767
Posted By GuitarBob

You're on the steep part of the learning curve --...

You're on the steep part of the learning curve -- you'll be a pro in no time! Good on ya.
09-24-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,907
Views: 300,962
Posted By canklecat

Arrggghhhh... my self deception trick didn't work...

Arrggghhhh... my self deception trick didn't work today. I set out to ride 30 miles, figuring I'd accidentally keep going and ride 100. Nope. After 30 miles of hills and wind I was ready for a beer...
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