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01-20-23, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Thread closed.

Thread closed.
01-20-23, 09:38 AM
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Views: 14,045
Posted By Hermes

Not at all, I think this thread has run its...

Not at all, I think this thread has run its course - long ago. Quite frankly, I was waiting for someone to complain. I find it pretty boring at this point.
01-20-23, 08:36 AM
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Views: 14,045
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: The thread topic is about the...

Moderation note: The thread topic is about the high cost of bikes and not knees. Please return to topic. Thank you.
01-19-23, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 climbs up Mount Soledad via Soledad Mountain...

2 climbs up Mount Soledad via Soledad Mountain Road. It was cool but a great day.
01-19-23, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Hermes

There are some very interesting posts in this...

There are some very interesting posts in this thread that members put a lot of thought into. Thanks for that.

Like many here, I ride a lot and on different bikes. I have a lot of bikes but ride...
01-18-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 673
Posted By Hermes

Faster by Michael Hutchinson : The obsession,...

Faster by Michael Hutchinson : The obsession, Science and Luck behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists
01-17-23, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Trainer warmup and the 3 sets of 15’ of (30”on 1’...

Trainer warmup and the 3 sets of 15’ of (30”on 1’ off) cadence > 90 rpm. Low set point z2 upper set point low z3. I will equate the workout to getting 3 cavities filled using laughing gas versus...
01-17-23, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Hermes

3hours on the trainer is total Beast Mode.

3hours on the trainer is total Beast Mode.
01-16-23, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Another z2 trainer ride - 2x20’. Meh

Another z2 trainer ride - 2x20’. Meh
01-14-23, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Who cares? Boring.

Who cares? Boring.
01-14-23, 10:15 AM
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Views: 14,045
Posted By Hermes

big john You beat me by a few minutes posting...

big john You beat me by a few minutes posting the pic. I found it interesting that in over page after page of discussion, no one talks about the bike very much or posts a pic.
01-09-23, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Start of ski week. At 7000’, slept okay but have...

Start of ski week. At 7000’, slept okay but have an altitude headache. SpO1 95%.
01-06-23, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk The hour record is just awful and riding...

TMonk The hour record is just awful and riding fixed gear for an hour at ANY reasonable constant power is dreadful. Like most things, it is all about practice and adaptation.
01-06-23, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday was a track workout. Well, we all got...

Yesterday was a track workout. Well, we all got to ride 60 minutes non stop in the pursuit position. I have not ridden for 60 minutes, fixed gear in the aerobars. It was pretty awful. My left hip...
01-05-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,879
Posted By Hermes

terrymorse It is a great question to ask…how to...

terrymorse It is a great question to ask…how to do strength training for endurance. Or ask, once I have a goal in mind for cycling, how can I add strength training to optimize my performance.

I...
01-05-23, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Hermes

The CA weather is lousy this week so we are in OC...

The CA weather is lousy this week so we are in OC training at the indoor velodrome. Tuesday was a track session that was about riding at z2 and we were videoed while we rode by coach as he rode with...
01-04-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

It does not surprise me that your legs are not...

It does not surprise me that your legs are not used to constant power at higher output. I have to practice something before I can execute. When I lived in NorCal, we had our benchmark climb OLH...
01-01-23, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Happy New Year. Looking forward to a great year...

Happy New Year. Looking forward to a great year of training and racing.
12-30-22, 10:55 PM
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Views: 1,518
Posted By Hermes

6’ 0” 170 pounds. I have hovered around this...

6’ 0” 170 pounds. I have hovered around this weight for the last 15 years. caloso this is my high school weight.
12-28-22, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Hermes

One question I ask myself is what can I do to...

One question I ask myself is what can I do to make a gain in cycling. The challenge is that I am pretty maxed out. Blood is hard to legally manipulate. Lung capacity is set although, it is possible...
12-27-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hermes

My experience with hill climbing is the lower the...

My experience with hill climbing is the lower the body weight and higher the threshold power the faster I can climb. Also, I tend to spin slower and there is more torque in my legs for the same...
12-27-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hermes

Moderation Note: For those bickering back and...

Moderation Note: For those bickering back and forth, please stop. You have made your points and some of the posts are borderline infractions. Thank you in advance for your compliance. We will do...
12-25-22, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 hour endurance Christmas ride along the coast.

2 hour endurance Christmas ride along the coast.
12-24-22, 10:09 AM
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Views: 4,879
Posted By Hermes

Tell me what you really think,:D The perils...

Tell me what you really think,:D

The perils of reading and referencing papers from the NHI.
12-20-22, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday we did a 2 hour endurance ride through...

Saturday we did a 2 hour endurance ride through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente and back. Sunday, we went to the track and did 3x (z2/z3 TTT on pursuit bikes). It was a perfect day at San Diego...
12-13-22, 03:04 PM
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Views: 525,930
Posted By Hermes

Yerba Mate is powering World Cup Soccer players. ...

Yerba Mate is powering World Cup Soccer players. Argentina, according to the NYT, brought 1100 pounds with them to Qatar.
12-12-22, 04:31 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk Are you playing a violin or piano?:D The...

TMonk Are you playing a violin or piano?:D The violin part looks pretty easy - one hand and no odd syncopation. Even I could count 1and 2 and 3 and 4 and be on time.
12-09-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday Fiesta 20k TTT. We got the sweet spot...

Yesterday Fiesta 20k TTT. We got the sweet spot of the weather. It was warming up and light winds.
12-07-22, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Since I had to move my piano for the termite...

Since I had to move my piano for the termite work, when I moved it back, I rotated it 90 degrees so that the lid when open faced the room. What a difference in acoustics. I can hear the tiniest...
12-07-22, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Termite intervals day three. We put the place...

Termite intervals day three. We put the place back together.

Gym work today and tomorrow more TT work on Fiesta. Since I am a baby, I will go after it warms up a bit.:D
12-06-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk Back in the day of team structured workouts...

TMonk Back in the day of team structured workouts and coach sponsored training camps, there was always a discussion of what position and on what course does one test for FTP. And I do not remember...
12-02-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17,302
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Posted By Hermes

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to...

I am such a baby. I thought it was too cold to go outside so I set up the Smart Trainer and did a z2 workout. And it still feels like I am putting in 25 watts more than the trainer power meter is...
11-30-22, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta 2x20km TTT in z2 with 10 mph headwind on...

Fiesta 2x20km TTT in z2 with 10 mph headwind on the back stretch. I guess we let the old people in because we planned 3x20km TTT and only did two. The wind just sucked the life out of us. So it...
11-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Hermes

Do I use Swift aka Zwift training plans….??? My...

Do I use Swift aka Zwift training plans….??? My training is targeted to road and track.

Trainer versus track (velodrome fixed gear) versus the the road.

I used to use a Kurt Kinetic dumb...
11-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Saturday Fiesta 5 laps TTT. We were planning 6...

Saturday Fiesta 5 laps TTT. We were planning 6 but the wind was difficult and at the edge of blowing debris. Sunday was a track workout warmup and 4x 3km flying team pursuits. The problem with a...
11-24-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Beast mode.

Beast mode.
11-20-22, 08:45 PM
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Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Renewed my Camp Pendleton visitors pass for bike...

Renewed my Camp Pendleton visitors pass for bike riding through the camp and rode to San Clemente and back on Thursday. Friday was upper body strength training.

Saturday was 2x20k TTT with wife...
11-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, I did 30” on 1’ off on Fiesta time...

Yesterday, I did 30” on 1’ off on Fiesta time trial bike. It was a beautiful morning at Mission Bay with cool temps and absolutely no wind. The bay was like glass. In the afternoon, I did upper...
11-13-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,122
Posted By Hermes

Here is an interesting book on the subject of...

Here is an interesting book on the subject of recovery. I enjoyed it....
11-11-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Hermes

That is a great question about which I often...

That is a great question about which I often wondered. I think the short answer is that Nautilas was an equipment manufacturer that ran out of money and was acquired by Bowflex. Nautilas designs...
11-10-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Hermes

In 1979, I started doing Nautilus workouts using...

In 1979, I started doing Nautilus workouts using machines. Key to these workouts was a timing ratio of 1 to 4 of the positive to negative part of the repetition. And there was a trainer who was...
11-04-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By Hermes

Specific examples??? So what. No value...

Specific examples???



So what. No value added for OP.



Once again no value added and borders on trolling.
11-03-22, 09:51 AM
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Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, leg strength session and added jumping...

Yesterday, leg strength session and added jumping - 2 sets of 10 reps each leg. I use a 12 inch step and put my right leg on the bench with my left on the floor. I jump by pushing off with the right...
11-01-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By Hermes

Good thread Merlin - interesting. We have a lot...

Good thread Merlin - interesting. We have a lot of data riding and racing the tandem. And we each have power on the tandem. If climbing were only a matter of metrics then I think that power to...
10-31-22, 04:34 PM
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Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Welcome back Chuck.

Welcome back Chuck.
10-31-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By Hermes

On the depicted climb, I would be in the drops...

On the depicted climb, I would be in the drops with my head down and relatively flat back on a someones wheel about 6 inches away. If I stood, it would be from the drops. I would still get dropped...
10-31-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By Hermes

Good thread. First, in NorCal and SoCal,...

Good thread.

First, in NorCal and SoCal, some of the fastest TT times and hardest road races and criteriums come from the 40-45 age group. Of course, there are very fast juniors and 20/30s who...
10-30-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,095
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note. Please no bloody crash pics. ...

Moderation note. Please no bloody crash pics. We cleaned up a couple of posts. Thanks in advance for your compliance.
10-28-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, SD Velo sprint workout - jumps and 4...

Yesterday, SD Velo sprint workout - jumps and 4 sets of 2 flying 100 and 1 flying 200.

Today, Leg strength training - activation, back squat, dead lift, seated press and Bulgarian split squat.
10-21-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Hermes

We are in the preparation phase of training or as...

We are in the preparation phase of training or as a former coach called it strength and adaption. The first coach I used had me in the gym doing a pedal stroke specific circuit consisting of leg...
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