Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: OBoile
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.22 seconds.
09-21-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By OBoile

Take your 20 minute score and multiply by 95%. ...

Take your 20 minute score and multiply by 95%.
It's not perfect, but then, no FTP test is. Even the 1 hour test isn't 100% accurate since your FTP at any moment changes based on a number of factors....
09-14-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,296
Posted By OBoile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias
09-07-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,410
Posted By OBoile

That really sucks about Roglic. He seems like a...

That really sucks about Roglic. He seems like a really nice guy (seriously, is there anyone who isn't a fan of him?) who, all to often, has bad luck with crashes. I feel like his window may is now...
09-04-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,410
Posted By OBoile

Looking like the last week should be pretty...

Looking like the last week should be pretty competitive of the GC. IMO, if Remco's issues are due to his crash, he's probably going to be fine as he was better today than yesterday and he gets...
09-03-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,410
Posted By OBoile

Well... things just got interesting.

Well... things just got interesting.
09-02-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,410
Posted By OBoile

I remember watching that video (and the race)....

I remember watching that video (and the race). While it certainly indicated potential, it was just one stage. It's quite another thing to be able to do that consistently for three weeks (to be fair,...
08-31-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,410
Posted By OBoile

I really don't think anyone should be surprised...

I really don't think anyone should be surprised by what happened yesterday. Remco has always had a monster TT and he was generally predicted, from day 1, to win that stage.
What should be surprising...
08-28-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,410
Posted By OBoile

I've got to say, I'm surprised to hear someone...

I've got to say, I'm surprised to hear someone say they think that Remco will *lose* time on this TT. He's a better time trialist and he's currently on better form
08-01-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,672
Posted By OBoile

This. If you click on thread in a forum...

This. If you click on thread in a forum specifically intended to discuss professional cycling, don't be upset when it discusses what happens in professional cycling.
06-13-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By OBoile

I feel like he knows he's done (and probably has...

I feel like he knows he's done (and probably has known that for quite a while) but has to keep saying this stuff to save face based on how much he is being paid.
It will be interesting to see if he...
06-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,672
Posted By OBoile

I see no reason why Remco can't be a great 3-week...

I see no reason why Remco can't be a great 3-week stage racer. He's 22 and has tried 1 IIRC, where he was still recovering from a severe injury. People are ruling him out based on an awfully small...
05-27-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By OBoile

I watched the stage 3 climb. Had no idea at the...

I watched the stage 3 climb. Had no idea at the time just how ridiculous his performance was. The next generation of cyclists is really exciting.
05-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By OBoile

People often worry about stuff that, in the grand...

People often worry about stuff that, in the grand scheme of things, is insignificant.
The best time to train is when you have time available. The best activity is the one that fits your life and...
05-05-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,486
Posted By OBoile

This. The "Tour of France" should include one of...

This. The "Tour of France" should include one of the iconic parts of French cycling.
03-31-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. There are several components to "health"...

Yeah. There are several components to "health" with strength and cardiovascular fitness being arguably the two most important ones. You really should exercise them all if your main goal is to stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,131
Posted By OBoile

5 pairs, all MTB style SPD. 1. New pair of nice...

5 pairs, all MTB style SPD.
1. New pair of nice MTB shoes which are my standard riding shoe
2. Old pair that was replaced which will likely be thrown out soon
3. Triathlon specific shoe
4....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,026
Posted By OBoile

Okay, I was commenting with respect to your OP....

Okay, I was commenting with respect to your OP. As I said above, when there is no power meter, Wahoo uses HR which, for me at least, wildly overestimates calories burned. Strava uses this for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,026
Posted By OBoile

I think it's just lower. Strava pauses counting...

I think it's just lower. Strava pauses counting for things like time and average speed, so I don't see why estimated power would be different. Strava's estimates can't know about things like wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,026
Posted By OBoile

In the absence of power, Wahoo uses HR to...

In the absence of power, Wahoo uses HR to calculate calories. Previously, they used HR no matter what, but changed that (I submitted a ticket, but likely so did a bunch of other people). Their HR...
02-03-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

Thanks for the kind words.

Thanks for the kind words.
02-03-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

Your probably fine with what I recommended then....

Your probably fine with what I recommended then. But don't be afraid to change things up if there is a problem. You know yourself far better than any of us will.
My general advice would be to:
1....
02-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

If I were you, I'd swap lunges for the leg...

If I were you, I'd swap lunges for the leg extensions (but leg press is okay too), and swap back extensions for the leg curls (or do both) plus do some "core" work (abs, obliques etc.). Basically,...
02-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

Quoting myself here as I thought of a good...

Quoting myself here as I thought of a good analogy.
The weight listed on the machine is likely accurate. But, the effort it takes to move that weight depends entirely on the set-up of that machine....
02-02-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

This is a very good point. I've spent a lot of...

This is a very good point. I've spent a lot of time on strength message boards as well as cycling boards. I would not go to a strength board for advice on a bike fit, or sweet spot vs pyramid...
02-02-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

You'll note that 15-20 reps is only prescribed...

You'll note that 15-20 reps is only prescribed for a small subset of actual sessions. Most use a lower rep range. Also, there's no evidence that doing 30 reps is safer.
This is strength training....
02-01-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

First of all, I wouldn't get lifting advice from...

First of all, I wouldn't get lifting advice from Friel. Why listen to a cyclist when you can learn from actual strength athletes. Do you go to Rippetoe or Defranco for advice on your cycling...
02-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

Literally no one, other than Carbonfiberboy, is...

Literally no one, other than Carbonfiberboy, is recommending doing sets of 30. 3x10 is completely fine.
02-01-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

This is good advice. At your age, you're not...

This is good advice. At your age, you're not going out trying to win some strength competition. Health, function and longevity are all things that would be affected by an injury. If in doubt, go...
01-31-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

What he said was generally true, but it likely is...

What he said was generally true, but it likely is a marginal gain at best for most people. Free weights would be my default suggestion, but if a person doesn't know what they are doing (and is...
01-31-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By OBoile

Is machine weight roughly equal to free weights?...

Is machine weight roughly equal to free weights? No. Based on pullies/lever length etc. machine weight can mean pretty much anything. One example: assuming leg raises mean leg extensions, it would be...
01-18-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,579
Posted By OBoile

There are some 3rd party phone apps that will do...

There are some 3rd party phone apps that will do this too. But, IMO, a dedicated bike computer is much better than one's phone.
ETA: I guess I should have read the whole thread before replying. It's...
01-18-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,750
Posted By OBoile

This isn't really true. Big weights + Big eating...

This isn't really true. Big weights + Big eating = big muscles is more accurate. Training for strength is generally considered a good idea for endurance athletes. You'll build plenty of endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,119
Posted By OBoile

Don't worry, if/when a "real cyclist" makes a...

Don't worry, if/when a "real cyclist" makes a huge deal about one of those other metrics I'll mock them too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,119
Posted By OBoile

We should probably get those purists (and Garmin)...

We should probably get those purists (and Garmin) to exclude any "drafting time" as well. Wouldn't want to artificially bump up an average speed that a cyclist didn't truly earn themselves.
01-05-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,127
Posted By OBoile

I have nothing substantive to add, but if it were...

I have nothing substantive to add, but if it were me, I'd go with the Canyon. A Trek just doesn't seem like a "cool" bike to own. I'm sure they (along with every major manufacturer) are just fine,...
12-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,906
Posted By OBoile

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,692
Posted By OBoile

I use a pump. My reasoning is as follows: 90%...

I use a pump.
My reasoning is as follows:
90% because I'm dumb, and I'd mess up CO2 and then be stuck.
5% because I don't want to carry both.
5% because it reduces waste.
08-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,151
Posted By OBoile

Agreed. IMO moderate reps (say 5-12) is...

Agreed.
IMO moderate reps (say 5-12) is probably the best range for most people to be in. I suspect that is also safer than doing significantly higher rep sets. Yes, the weight is heavier, but by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,573
Posted By OBoile

I have a bolt, my wife has a 530. If we had to go...

I have a bolt, my wife has a 530. If we had to go out and get new computers tomorrow, we'd both get Wahoo.
08-12-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,369
Posted By OBoile

The title of the video is misleading. The person...

The title of the video is misleading. The person in the video is arguing in support of calories in vs calories out. He's refuting someone who says hormones are what matter.
08-09-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,975
Posted By OBoile

I'm not American, and I think pretty much...

I'm not American, and I think pretty much everyone can be just as hypocritical about things like this.
08-05-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By OBoile

One nice thing with a direct drive trainer is...

One nice thing with a direct drive trainer is that you don't even need an old bike. Putting your current bike on the trainer is as quick as changing your rear wheel.
07-30-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By OBoile

I went from the InRide to a direct drive smart...

I went from the InRide to a direct drive smart trainer. I'm happy I did, and I'd probably say that's the best way to do it. Doing the intermediate step of having a smart trainer that is wheel on...
07-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By OBoile

The control unit adjusts the resistance right?...

The control unit adjusts the resistance right? IMO, that's a big plus for Zwift.
Whether it's worth the money or not likely depends on how much you use Zwift and the trainer in general. However, if...
07-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,551
Posted By OBoile

Seems like the TT really favoured the guys who...

Seems like the TT really favoured the guys who lean towards being climbers over the pure TT crowd. Roglic and AVV with amazing rides.
07-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,820
Posted By OBoile

The point that the field is weak is a good one. 2...

The point that the field is weak is a good one. 2 of the top 3 rivals to Pogacar are not even the initial leaders on their team. The other, Uran, is good, but not a serious contender to win. No...
07-10-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,701
Posted By OBoile

Agreed. Merckx doesn't need to remind us about...

Agreed. Merckx doesn't need to remind us about how much better of an overall cyclist he was. We know. The classy thing would be to celebrate Cav's achievement along with everyone else.
07-07-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,526
Posted By OBoile

Nice to see team JV have something good happen...

Nice to see team JV have something good happen for them. They've had a rough tour.
07-07-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,820
Posted By OBoile

I don't believe every professional athlete is...

I don't believe every professional athlete is willing to cheat in order to win. I'm sure there are clean athletes in the peloton.
But I do believe enough of them are willing to cheat that winning...
07-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,065
Posted By OBoile

Stopped watching at the part where he starts...

Stopped watching at the part where he starts selling the gum, but from what I know, pretty much everything he said before that was true. A very high % of athletes are doping. Caffeine is definitely...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.