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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,988
Posted By gregf83

I’d recommend Josh’s method too if I was selling...

I’d recommend Josh’s method too if I was selling wax :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,988
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't stay cold for long when it goes in the...

It doesn't stay cold for long when it goes in the crock pot. After 10 seconds the chain is up to a high enough temperature that the wax remains liquid on the chain when it's removed. I think that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,905
Posted By gregf83

Drop or no-drop the riders in front have a degree...

Drop or no-drop the riders in front have a degree of responsibility for the group behind. That includes avoiding potholes or road hazards and stopping when it's clear the group wouldn't be safe...
05-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,768
Posted By gregf83

It's not perfect but the W' component of the...

It's not perfect but the W' component of the critical power model of Monod Scherrer provides a reasonably close estimation of Anaerobic Work Capacity (AWC) measured in kJ. To measure requires a...
05-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,852
Posted By gregf83

If you're cornering close to the limits of...

If you're cornering close to the limits of traction the lean angle defined by your center of gravity will be the same in both cases you've mentioned. The only difference is the speed is different....
05-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,852
Posted By gregf83

I got there when I was 4 yrs old without a course.

I got there when I was 4 yrs old without a course.
05-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,077
Posted By gregf83

You'd get about the same response if you told...

You'd get about the same response if you told someone they didn't need the nice car they just bought and could travel just as well with a 5 yr old Corolla. Most people are smart enough to buy what...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By gregf83

I did this commute for 7 yrs before Covid. You've...

I did this commute for 7 yrs before Covid. You've got less rain so should be doable. I would usually average about 4 times a week during the year as I would need to drive for one reason or another. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,020
Posted By gregf83

You could be right if you're sprinting from a...

You could be right if you're sprinting from a standing start in a parking lot. In a more realistic sprint under race conditions you would be starting your sprint at 55+kph and the actual...
05-01-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,645
Posted By gregf83

Focus on improving your power and forget about...

Focus on improving your power and forget about your HR. There’s no value in having a high HR. I hit my highest HR a couple times a year, usually when it’s hot and I’m dehydrated during a hard effort....
04-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,043
Posted By gregf83

My comment was in the context of a video posted...

My comment was in the context of a video posted earlier that had a cyclist riding on a crowded Mup ringing his bell every 5 seconds expecting everyone to clear a path for him. I found it annoying. I...
04-19-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By gregf83

Age has a Minimal Effect on the Impact...

Age has a Minimal Effect on the Impact Performance of Field-Used Bicycle Helmets (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28462479/)
04-07-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,409
Posted By gregf83

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest...

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest number of Pro cyclists per capita so they can’t be too negative towards road cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By gregf83

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would...

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would use the 50/34 as I see there are some steep climbs (Torr Head) that look interesting. No real advantage to the 52/42.
04-05-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,096
Posted By gregf83

Fixed the link. Below is MvDP's ride data...

Fixed the link.

Below is MvDP's ride data from the last 100km of yesterdays' race. Can't imagine how average speed would be of any use at any time. Most of the time the front groups were in view...
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,899
Posted By gregf83

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now...

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now so I don’t use any additional protection.
04-03-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,096
Posted By gregf83

Announcers might mention average speed...

Announcers might mention average speed occasionally as they struggle to fill 4 hours of airtime with witty banter but it has zero relevance to the riders. The contenders have one goal and that’s to...
04-02-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,278
Posted By gregf83

It worked for Ross Rebagliati in 1998.

It worked for Ross Rebagliati in 1998.
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 22,339
Posted By gregf83

Insulin won't increase if you ingest carbs while...

Insulin won't increase if you ingest carbs while riding. Eat them before and you'll get a spike but not during exercise. See: Effects of carbohydrate ingestion before and during exercise on glucose...
03-27-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,311
Posted By gregf83

No one builds roads or trails around here with...

No one builds roads or trails around here with natural gravel. It's usually some type of crushed stone in between the two pictures above. Crushed stone packs better.
03-08-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,181
Posted By gregf83

https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414...

https://www.strava.com/activities/4901472414 Ridiculous numbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By gregf83

I like the ability to easily use street view with...

I like the ability to easily use street view with RWGPS. I like to look at where I'm planning to ride. Strava gave up on using Google maps a few years ago so not street view.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By gregf83

I always try to ride lomg climbs at FTP. Doesn’t...

I always try to ride lomg climbs at FTP. Doesn’t always happen depending on what precedes the climb but that’s my goal on anything over 30min.
03-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,503
Posted By gregf83

There’s no way you can know that. Maybe you...

There’s no way you can know that. Maybe you finish the workout a little fresher and can do more the next day. It’s just not that precise that you need to hit a target within 1%. Even it it was...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,816
Posted By gregf83

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip...

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip for about 7 yrs until Covid and WFH. I mostly sit at work though. I would usually just ride how I felt so Mon-Wed were a little faster than Thur & Fri....
02-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,975
Posted By gregf83

Fond memories of our last trip to Girona. Had to...

Fond memories of our last trip to Girona. Had to cancel last year's planned visit to Sicily.

It wouldn't be the same riding these roads solo...
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02-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,975
Posted By gregf83

I don't mind training on my own but group rides...

I don't mind training on my own but group rides and races are more fun. Best are cycling vacations with 5-10 good friends. Riding 4-5 hrs every day, stops for coffee or lunch along the way in some...
02-19-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,418
Posted By gregf83

I think if I weighed 65kg and had an FTP of 375+W...

I think if I weighed 65kg and had an FTP of 375+W I'd need a stronger core but, sadly, my core has always been strong enough without supplemental exercise. I've had my legs get tired/sore or start...
02-17-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,232
Posted By gregf83

Stans instructions for 'Valve Injection' include...

Stans instructions for 'Valve Injection' include removing the core so I think Stans considers valve and stem (with core removed) interchangeable.
Is it possible the larger crystals they include in...
02-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,985
Posted By gregf83

Yes, a better conclusion would be that strength...

Yes, a better conclusion would be that strength doesn't appear to be significant a significant factor in Anaerobic Work Capacity. In other words these riders were 'strong enough' for their sport....
02-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,985
Posted By gregf83

I just came across an interesting paper,...

I just came across an interesting paper, Comparison of Short-Sprint and Heavy Strength Training on Cycling Performance (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2019.01132/full), which...
02-11-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By gregf83

Precision is not that critical. You just need to...

Precision is not that critical. You just need to be in the ballpark. If the target power you come up with is too easy raise the target next time. Similarly, if you're unable to complete the planned...
02-10-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,985
Posted By gregf83

That’s the heart of the question for which there...

That’s the heart of the question for which there isn’t a clear answer. If that hour in the gym is for core work to prevent or eliminate back or neck issues then it’s probably a good idea. If the...
01-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By gregf83

5.5mph up an 11% climb is about 970VAM which is...

5.5mph up an 11% climb is about 970VAM which is manageable by most of my riding friends and we're all over 55. The steeper the hill the higher the VAM possible, provided you have the right gearing. I...
01-23-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,980
Posted By gregf83

We have a week of Pro races in the summer which...

We have a week of Pro races in the summer which are well attended by cyclists and non-cyclists. All my cycling friends watch on TV/Internet when available. Most are older and have raced at one time...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,257
Posted By gregf83

If you're running 23mm tires it's a tradeoff...

If you're running 23mm tires it's a tradeoff between ride quality and possibility of a pinch flat. For me, pinches are more likely to happen when riding in a group when visibility, and ability to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,268
Posted By gregf83

’Untrained’ in cycling doesn’t mean he wasn’t...

’Untrained’ in cycling doesn’t mean he wasn’t fit. 19 yr olds have plenty of time for sports. It wouldn’t take long for a fit soccer or rugby player to have decent power on a bike.
01-21-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,578
Posted By gregf83

Absolutely you can bonk riding zone 2. Even in...

Absolutely you can bonk riding zone 2. Even in zone 2 a substantial amount of energy comes from carbs. The higher your FTP the faster you'll bonk.
01-14-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,023
Posted By gregf83

I don't bother tweaking the settings on the...

I don't bother tweaking the settings on the trainer. It's enough that when I see the road tilting up I know to downshift as the resistance is about to go up. I'm not interested in perfect realism...
01-12-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,722
Posted By gregf83

Menu->Training->Strava Live Segments->Segment...

Menu->Training->Strava Live Segments->Segment Options
01-11-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,370
Posted By gregf83

We think nothing of going out and riding for 3-4...

We think nothing of going out and riding for 3-4 hrs but when the snow hits we want to get it cleared in 30 min. If you just relax and take your time it can be more of an aerobic workout, kind of...
01-03-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,288
Posted By gregf83

Shorter riders can get lower so require less...

Shorter riders can get lower so require less power. Cadence has very little to do how much power you can generate and the correlation between height and cadence is very low. Maybe it’s time for some...
12-31-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By gregf83

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By gregf83

I've made bars and rice cakes but mostly just...

I've made bars and rice cakes but mostly just throw a few dates in a baggie. Dates are an almost perfect source of carbs.
12-23-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,677
Posted By gregf83

I think there’s an adjustment period when you...

I think there’s an adjustment period when you start riding a trainer. It definitely feels different and takes your leg muscles a while to adapt but your factor of 3.7 is in comparison to a rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,960
Posted By gregf83

Even better is to learn to ride with your vision...

Even better is to learn to ride with your vision on the horizon and use your peripheral vision for close items. Too many riders stare at the wheel in front of them or the road 6 ft ahead. Good vision...
09-27-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,807
Posted By gregf83

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is...

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is to jump in the pool. I don't usually heat it in the summer so it's cool and drops my core temperature instantly. Dry off in the sun while drinking a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,201
Posted By gregf83

Having a small bag on the bars of an aero bike is...

Having a small bag on the bars of an aero bike is no more incongruous than going for an easy ride on the bike. Not everyone has multiple bikes and not everyone is riding flat out in the drops every...
09-16-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,073
Posted By gregf83

These guys...

These guys https://www.strava.com/activities/3811732887 need a new coach. Typical training ride getting ready for race season. The Strava ride is worth looking at for the scenery but also note that...
09-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,073
Posted By gregf83

The references in the link you provided include...

The references in the link you provided include papers authored by Seiler that refer to the distribution of intensity over sessions not time.

Regardless, time or sessions, I don't see it in the...
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