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07-19-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,179
Posted By OBoile

I think Remco likely needs to be within a minute...

I think Remco likely needs to be within a minute or so to be a real threat for 2nd. I kind of hope he attacks and gets some time tomorrow if only to make the final stage interesting.
07-10-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,179
Posted By OBoile

That would be the smart move. But, then, I think...

That would be the smart move. But, then, I think that would have been the smart move today too. A "bunch" sprint of ~8 guys at the end of today's stage where everyone was pretty fresh would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,346
Posted By OBoile

I think a key difference is that EPO was far more...

I think a key difference is that EPO was far more decisive than what else was used prior to that. Steroids, amphetamines and cocaine could all help, but the effect on endurance sport is much smaller....
09-18-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By OBoile

This is essentially me. Got into...

This is essentially me. Got into duathlons/triathlons because my wife got into them and it was an excuse to get a new bike. The one real bike race I've done is a TT on that bike. Would love to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,346
Posted By OBoile

I have to chime in about this. Lemond (or any...

I have to chime in about this. Lemond (or any other cyclist) is no where near 2-3% body fat. And if they were, their performance would tank big time. At 2-3% bodyfat, pretty much the only fat you...
08-17-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By OBoile

You did ask if you were missing something. ...

You did ask if you were missing something.



How likely is it that both Remco and WVA would blatantly cheat in a way that is visible to everyone and hope to somehow get away with it for a gain...
08-16-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,782
Posted By OBoile

I feel like the Vuelta really benefits from being...

I feel like the Vuelta really benefits from being after the Tour in this regard. In addition to guys trying to salvage their season, the top pros can ride it without having to consider what kind of...
05-17-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,951
Posted By OBoile

What a silly thing to be bitter about.

What a silly thing to be bitter about.
05-16-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,421
Posted By OBoile

Agree with everything here except I don't think...

Agree with everything here except I don't think we'll see Remco at the Tour. My guess is he'll do the Vuelta again. I don't think there's time for him to be 100% for the TdF, and there's not much...
05-15-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,069
Posted By OBoile

Racing with COVID is really not smart.

Racing with COVID is really not smart.
05-06-23, 09:15 AM
04-06-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,598
Posted By OBoile

I've never head about this diet, but this part is...

I've never head about this diet, but this part is complete BS.

As others have posted here, you burn fat at low intensities regardless of whether you're glycogen depleted or not.
Take this into...
03-31-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,553
Posted By OBoile

Yep. A relatively young science that is...

Yep. A relatively young science that is notoriously difficult to study and experiment on. The people who are genuinely trying to advance the field, and not just grift off of people looking for a...
03-23-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 60,290
Posted By OBoile

This is the bike I ride: ...

This is the bike I ride:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/defy-advanced-2-2017

By far, the worst component on it is the engine.

That being said, I'll probably buy a new bike with electronic...
03-22-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By OBoile

Remco and Roglic seem pretty evenly matched in...

Remco and Roglic seem pretty evenly matched in the mountains at this point, which is probably ultimately a good thing for Remco given how many TT kms there are at the Giro this year.
03-20-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By OBoile

The last 1/2 hour of that race is always great....

The last 1/2 hour of that race is always great. MVDP had some great tactics along with incredible power to win that.
03-16-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By OBoile

This is probably a bit of a controversial take,...

This is probably a bit of a controversial take, but I kind of feel like Roglic is done as a truly top tier competitor. What I mean by that is that I think peak Roglic would be a notch below peak TP...
03-08-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By OBoile

Pogacar took it to JV big time today. 43 seconds...

Pogacar took it to JV big time today. 43 seconds over the final few kms.
09-21-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
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....
09-03-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,932
Posted By OBoile

Well... things just got interesting.

Well... things just got interesting.
05-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
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...
02-03-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,566
Posted By OBoile

Thanks for the kind words.

Thanks for the kind words.
02-03-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,566
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: 4,566
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: 4,566
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: 4,566
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: 4,566
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: 4,566
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...
01-31-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,566
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: 4,566
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,182
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: 13,182
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.
12-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,531
Posted By OBoile

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.
08-12-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 20,813
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: 20,246
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: 2,189
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: 2,189
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...
07-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,156
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: 72
Views: 9,471
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: 4,298
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: 16,432
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: 16,432
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: 16,432
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: 72
Views: 16,986
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: 72
Views: 16,986
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: 6,572
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: 72
Views: 9,471
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: 47
Views: 10,311
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: 13,719
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: 13,719
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.
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