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07-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,974
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: 34
Views: 856
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: 4,409
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.
06-30-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By OBoile

I must be weird, but I really like watching the...

I must be weird, but I really like watching the TTs.
06-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By OBoile

I don't see how someone can say this is, in any...

I don't see how someone can say this is, in any way, on Merlier.
06-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,158
Posted By OBoile

I've heard that some countries are apparently...

I've heard that some countries are apparently doing the same thing with weightlifting. They keep their top junior prospects out of competition so that they can juice freely. Much of the extra muscle...
06-23-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,158
Posted By OBoile

I disagree completely. She got caught cheating...

I disagree completely. She got caught cheating and is rightfully banned IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,801
Posted By OBoile

This was my thoughts exactly. 60 riders just...

This was my thoughts exactly. 60 riders just seems completely unreasonable to me. Way too big.
06-17-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,974
Posted By OBoile

And when they do, the conditions are often very...

And when they do, the conditions are often very different, as are the tactics employed on that particular day.

But, no one seriously thinks cycling is clean do they?
06-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,100
Posted By OBoile

Speed uphill is a function of your power to...

Speed uphill is a function of your power to weight ratio. You need to either increase your power over the time it takes to climb the hill or decrease your weight or both.
As burnthesheep says,...
05-28-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By OBoile

He has looked really good these last few days. It...

He has looked really good these last few days. It is too bad he blew up that one day, he may have been able to win it all otherwise.

The future of cycling sure is bright.
05-27-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By OBoile

Interesting... I hadn't noticed this. Good...

Interesting... I hadn't noticed this. Good observation.
Anyway, I'm excited for the final three days. Work productivity may be quite low in the mornings.
05-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By OBoile

The fact that Almeida was 5 minutes down may have...

The fact that Almeida was 5 minutes down may have had something to do with it.
Maybe.
05-17-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By OBoile

A lot of people say TTs are boring, but I...

A lot of people say TTs are boring, but I disagree. At the very least, this forces Bernal to try to attack and take more time rather than ride conservative. He does look really good. I'm excited to...
04-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,917
Posted By OBoile

Also great, and likely far more healthy than the...

Also great, and likely far more healthy than the extreme diet proposed in the OP.
04-14-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,917
Posted By OBoile

Don't get me wrong. 33 lbs in a year is great....

Don't get me wrong. 33 lbs in a year is great. But not if you're eating one meal every other day to do it. That's like going to "Biggest Loser" extremes but without the extreme weight loss.
04-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,917
Posted By OBoile

Losing weight is a great idea for many people....

Losing weight is a great idea for many people. So... good for you for that!
But, if you only lost 33 lbs in a year doing a diet as extreme as this, you're doing something wrong. One meal a day of...
04-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,848
Posted By OBoile

The only ones I see are yours.

The only ones I see are yours.
04-06-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,820
Posted By OBoile

Yep. In a car, drafting is called "following to...

Yep. In a car, drafting is called "following to closely" and is generally against the law... because it's dangerous. Hit the brakes hard and the person behind is almost certainly going to crash into...
04-05-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,820
Posted By OBoile

I said this in another thread, but it bears...

I said this in another thread, but it bears repeating: drafting someone is essentially an exercise of following too closely. It's potentially dangerous for both you and the person in front. You...
04-05-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,848
Posted By OBoile

I keep it in my jersey pocket. That seems to work...

I keep it in my jersey pocket. That seems to work just fine. I don't think you have to overthink this too much.
02-14-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,485
Posted By OBoile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfkBRZllk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfkBRZllk

Just released today. Apparently Alex Dowsett thinks there's value to strength training too (but he did stop during training camp).
02-10-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,485
Posted By OBoile

A higher maximum strength allows one to do...

A higher maximum strength allows one to do sub-maximal efforts more often. A person who squats 405 can do more reps with 300 than someone who squats 315. A person who's 5 second power is 2000 watts...
02-08-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,485
Posted By OBoile

I agree with this 100%. But, this isn't what...

I agree with this 100%.

But, this isn't what that cube guy was saying. He's talking about climbing a 20% gradient while seated and implying that the limiting factor was his maximum strength rather...
02-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,485
Posted By OBoile

Your core musculature wasn't taxed beyond it's...

Your core musculature wasn't taxed beyond it's ability previously. Cycling, while seated in particular, isn't exactly strenuous on ones core.
02-08-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,485
Posted By OBoile

My understanding is that most pros strength...

My understanding is that most pros strength train, and do so year round. There are certainly many prominent coaches who support the idea. But there are also those who don't.

While what Rubick says...
02-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,683
Posted By OBoile

Here's another good one:...

Here's another good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweE8wFI0G0&fbclid=IwAR0gQoASWjeBS618QSJemrdqE45RkFJC6cme36NcBa1iBtATUn6tU9xW5M0
Jasper is a strong guy.

Here's Stephen Seiler talking...
02-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,683
Posted By OBoile

There's been a lot of silly stuff posted in this...

There's been a lot of silly stuff posted in this thread, but this is by far the worst.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,562
Posted By OBoile

It's amazing the lengths that some people will go...

It's amazing the lengths that some people will go to in order to justify their aversion to new technology.
10-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,384
Posted By OBoile

Remco has proven he can TT with the best. ...

Remco has proven he can TT with the best.
https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/world-championship-itt/2019/result/result
10-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,384
Posted By OBoile

How many races has Kuss won this year? Are you...

How many races has Kuss won this year? Are you seriously trying to say he's been better than Pogacar? Or Evenepoel or MVDP who both have multiple wins one of which was a monument? Kuss has been a...
08-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,111
Posted By OBoile

I hadn't really thought of this before, but...

I hadn't really thought of this before, but totally I experience this too. If I'm with other people, my power will generally stay high as I'm focused on keeping up. But, when I'm by myself, it's very...
08-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,111
Posted By OBoile

That's what I have. FWIW as a point of...

That's what I have.
FWIW as a point of comparison, Strava would estimate ~115 watts on my commute. Riding at roughly the same effort,but on my bike with the PM, I'd average ~185.
08-10-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By OBoile

I kind of think Froome is done. It's far tougher...

I kind of think Froome is done. It's far tougher for someone in the mid 30s to come back after a lengthy time off than it is someone in their 20s. He may get back to being a top-10 GC guy, but he's...
04-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

You just get dumber and dumber.

You just get dumber and dumber.
04-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

Tin foil had alert!

Tin foil had alert!
04-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. Ultimately "herd immunity" is pointless if...

Yeah. Ultimately "herd immunity" is pointless if it is obtained by having everyone get the virus. That's defeating the purpose.

In order to avoid getting the virus, let's build herd immunity by...
04-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

Bacon. Ham. Pork Chops. What's so hard to...

Bacon. Ham. Pork Chops.

What's so hard to comprehend about that?
04-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

The quality of life in many of those countries is...

The quality of life in many of those countries is better than in the USA.
04-15-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,868
Posted By OBoile

Yeah that wouldn't surprise me. Plus, you never...

Yeah that wouldn't surprise me.
Plus, you never know. It would suck (relatively speaking of course) for there to be an effective treatment, or a sudden decline in the spread of the virus or...
04-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,868
Posted By OBoile

I don't see the harm in rescheduling... as long...

I don't see the harm in rescheduling... as long as they are willing to cancel it if the conditions in August make it too dangerous to race.
04-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By OBoile

I can confirm, if you're using a structured...

I can confirm, if you're using a structured workout in Zwift (which includes their FTP tests) that the terrain doesn't matter. Erg mode turns off for the actual 20 minute part, but the resistance is...
04-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,751
Posted By OBoile

Yep. And, as someone with a PM and a Wahoo...

Yep. And, as someone with a PM and a Wahoo computer, I find that the Wahoo (which is based on HR) consistently overestimates my calories burned. Of course, Strava uses the supplied (Wahoo) number...
04-13-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

The content of your posts gives it away.

The content of your posts gives it away.
04-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

It's pretty crazy/sad/scary that 3 months into...

It's pretty crazy/sad/scary that 3 months into this being a major story, the comment "this ain't no hoax" is still relevant as there are a not insignificant amount of people who believe it is.
04-09-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 32,369
Posted By OBoile

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong. You...

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong. You don't have to keep doubling down.
04-01-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,033
Posted By OBoile

Odd then that the USA hasn't done that much...

Odd then that the USA hasn't done that much testing, but has the most affected.
Perhaps you should just go away rather than continue to endanger people's lives by continuing to cause confusion and...
04-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,678
Posted By OBoile

Just because you managed to dodge the first...

Just because you managed to dodge the first bullet doesn't mean you shouldn't try to get behind cover before the 2nd one comes.
And social distancing is supported by science. There' s a reason why...
03-16-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,081
Posted By OBoile

I didn't say "tin foil" I sad "idiocy". Seems I...

I didn't say "tin foil" I sad "idiocy". Seems I made a good choice in my use of words.
03-16-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,081
Posted By OBoile

This kind of idiocy is the last thing we need...

This kind of idiocy is the last thing we need right now.
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