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01-12-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By caloso

A break in the weather so the pool was open again...

A break in the weather so the pool was open again today. 2500 yds, mostly steady state, really focused on reaching and breathing.
01-11-23, 07:01 PM
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Views: 1,235,414
Posted By caloso

Pretty solid VO2max workout on the trainer today....

Pretty solid VO2max workout on the trainer today. It was hard, but not so hard that I couldn't complete it, so good job TrainerRoad AI.
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01-08-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By caloso

Gap in the line of storms, so was able to get out...

Gap in the line of storms, so was able to get out and do an actual workout. Been so long, I forgot what it was like.
12-13-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,792
Posted By caloso

We've read your takes on addiction in another...

We've read your takes on addiction in another thread. Maybe sit this one out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By caloso

Indexed shifters work by moving the chain via the...

Indexed shifters work by moving the chain via the derailleur by pulling in or letting out a certain amount cable for each click. The number of cogs on the rear cassette needs to match the number of...
12-01-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,065
Posted By caloso

I’m primarily on TrainerRoad during the winter,...

I’m primarily on TrainerRoad during the winter, but I keep Zwift because I like being able to ride with my friends virtually. And I can run it concurrently with TR when I need a mental distraction...
11-30-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By caloso

My winter plan is to do a TRX workout plus...

My winter plan is to do a TRX workout plus burpees twice a week. So far so good. Today I put up the Xmas lights so my upper body workout was setting the ladder. Went for an unstructured ride...
11-28-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By caloso

I did the 6 week Build Me Up plan when I first...

I did the 6 week Build Me Up plan when I first got Zwift. Works great if you have your FTP properly set and if you do all the workouts. I had a dumb Kinetic wheel-on trainer, so I didn't have the...
11-26-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By caloso

Missed the start of the local ride but managed to...

Missed the start of the local ride but managed to get out for a 2x20’ sweet spot workout before settling in for an afternoon of football.

edit: Heh. Looks like I managed to get a KOM. Yay me!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,052
Posted By caloso

Fun fact: Caley Fretz used to post here...

Fun fact: Caley Fretz used to post here (primarily in the 33) before he got paid to write (deservedly).
11-17-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,990
Posted By caloso

11% improvement in 3 months is outstanding. Good...

11% improvement in 3 months is outstanding. Good work!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,393
Posted By caloso

Here’s a time-tested way to get faster that...

Here’s a time-tested way to get faster that doesn’t require a power meter, HRM, computer, or new bike:

Ride with faster riders.
11-05-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By caloso

Perhaps parking a kitchen stepladder within...

Perhaps parking a kitchen stepladder within reach? They’re light enough that you could grab it from the saddle and maneuver it close to the bike.
11-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,566
Posted By caloso

This whole thread reminds me of something I heard...

This whole thread reminds me of something I heard in a meeting once: "Addiction is a disease but being an ---hole is a character defect."
11-02-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,365
Posted By caloso

I’m going to try something a little different...

I’m going to try something a little different this winter. I’m following an Olympic distance triathlon training program, so I’m running and swimming several times a week, in addition to riding. And...
10-28-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,095
Posted By caloso

I have shaved for years. It’s easier to apply...

I have shaved for years. It’s easier to apply sunscreen or embrocation, there’s no pulling from the elastic on your shorts, and it looks better.
10-19-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By caloso

Same. I love it, but I have to laugh when some...

Same. I love it, but I have to laugh when some MTBers say that they won't ride on the road because cars are too dangerous. But I've never had to worry about smashing my knee on a granite boulder or...
10-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By caloso

First double day: 40 minutes swim and 45 minutes...

First double day: 40 minutes swim and 45 minutes run, both at endurance pace. Swim was fine, but I was really running out of gas on the run and had to walk a few times. I am going to have figure...
10-14-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,414
Posted By caloso

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel...

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel and other life. But I’m going to try something new this fall. I’m doing a modified triathlon plan because I discovered there’s an off road tri in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By caloso

Hold your line.

Hold your line.
09-28-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,678
Posted By caloso

Agreed. Average speed is highly affected by...

Agreed. Average speed is highly affected by extraneous variables. I don't pay any attention to it.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By caloso

My commute is fairly short (4 miles, one way) so...

My commute is fairly short (4 miles, one way) so if I just ride to work directly, there really isn't a huge fitness benefit. However, many (most?) of the days I ride to work, I'll use one of the...
09-14-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By caloso

I’m 55 and the same weight I was the day I...

I’m 55 and the same weight I was the day I graduated from high school, so in some ways, my body hasn’t changed at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,074
Posted By caloso

Yes, we rode south on the TRT, around Marlette...

Yes, we rode south on the TRT, around Marlette Lake, and then down the Flume Trail. To keep this on topic, notice Lucas’ Shimano M540 pedals. Reliable, bombproof, an excellent value in my opinion....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,074
Posted By caloso

My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada...

My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada side of the lake last week. Absolutely amazing.

...
09-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By caloso

Congratulations! Coincidentally, today is my...

Congratulations! Coincidentally, today is my last commute as well after 26.5 years serving the State of California.
08-31-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By caloso

I go with the smaller frame and a longer stem. It...

I go with the smaller frame and a longer stem. It works for me.
08-31-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By caloso

Mine: 2016 Specialized Tarmac (road bike) ...

Mine:
2016 Specialized Tarmac (road bike)
2015 Specialized Transition (TT bike)
2012 Ellsworth Roots CX
2005 (?) On-One Pompino SSCX
2021 Canyon Exceed hardtail MTB

My wife:
2005 (?) Marin...
08-30-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,828
Posted By caloso

I can relate. My dad and his older brother both...

I can relate. My dad and his older brother both had heart attacks around 54-55. They had the family history, but they also had terrible lifestyles: ate too much, drank too much, smoked too much,...
08-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,828
Posted By caloso

I'd like to make the season podium in the B55+...

I'd like to make the season podium in the B55+ category of my local CX series.
08-25-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,711
Posted By caloso

About $250 new. ...

About $250 new. https://www.theproscloset.com/products/4iiii-precision-power-meter-shimano-ultegra-r6800-left-crank-arm-172-5mm-1
08-25-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,711
Posted By caloso

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the...

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the wind, just the power you're putting into the bike. This is actually a benefit in a way. If you're doing power-based training, it doesn't matter how...
08-24-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 173,274
Posted By caloso

Same. I have way too many rim brake wheels.

Same. I have way too many rim brake wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,993
Posted By caloso

The main group ride that I do has no formal...

The main group ride that I do has no formal leaders or rules, but there is one unwritten rule that is strictly enforced by the elder statesmen: Don't be a dumbass. Especially don't be a dangerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,746
Posted By caloso

Many riders, self included, will do workouts of...

Many riders, self included, will do workouts of repeated intervals at a certain effort, whether that’s measured by power or heart rate or just feel. So don’t be surprised if you see a rider go hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,993
Posted By caloso

I try to approach each group ride with a plan....

I try to approach each group ride with a plan. Sometimes I’ll go out and focus on being smooth and comfortable with moving around the group, and stay in the rotation. Sometimes I’ll focus on using as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,746
Posted By caloso

What kind of workout is this? Do you just head...

What kind of workout is this? Do you just head out to do laps and then look for a rabbit to chase?
08-21-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By caloso

Years ago I found some 28 mm Kendas in order to...

Years ago I found some 28 mm Kendas in order to do a similar project, but I just looked on Kenda’s website and it looks like 33 is the smallest they make now.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By caloso

I rode directly to work this morning but I'll...

I rode directly to work this morning but I'll take a 20 mile detour home this evening.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,282
Posted By caloso

My son rode his bike most days to middle and high...

My son rode his bike most days to middle and high school, and his take was that the last 1/4 mile and the entrance to the school parking lot was always the sketchiest part of the trip due to the...
08-16-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By caloso

The longest running rides around here leave from...

The longest running rides around here leave from the same place every week, at the same time (depending on daylight saving time), and take the same route. No leaders, no sweepers, no sponsors, no...
08-09-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 858
Posted By caloso

This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my...

This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my parents gave me as a HS graduation present, and I rode it all through college and law school, commuted to my first job on it, and even did a handful...
08-04-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,342
Posted By caloso

Oh boy, this thread is giving me Chem 8A...

Oh boy, this thread is giving me Chem 8A flashbacks. OChem PTSD.
08-01-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,201
Posted By caloso

It used to be a thing. ...

It used to be a thing.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By caloso

[I just threw that in because inevitably someone...

[I just threw that in because inevitably someone will chime in with "what's the point of riding faster? I just want to enjoy the scenery!"]
08-01-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,342
Posted By caloso

You must drink 8 glasses of water a day.

You must drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By caloso

Also, the faster you go, the more scenery you...

Also, the faster you go, the more scenery you pass in a given time.
07-30-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,652
Posted By caloso

There is no requirement that you have to be a...

There is no requirement that you have to be a racer to engage in structured training. It’s available to any rider who would like to get fitter and faster, benefits from structure, enjoys the data...
07-29-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,976
Posted By caloso

Awesome. I turned 55 this year and have 26...

Awesome. I turned 55 this year and have 26 years, so I am going to pull the plug myself. Part of me thinks I'm too young to retire, and the other part of me thinks screw it, I kept my end of the...
07-28-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,652
Posted By caloso

Some of us race, and some of us enjoy training....

Some of us race, and some of us enjoy training. It’s not an either/or for every rider.
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