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01-26-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,742
Posted By RChung

Been there, done that. It used to be common for...

Been there, done that. It used to be common for pro riders to post their power data both from races and from training but it's less so today. Fortunately, I have some data files from some pro riders...
01-19-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Lombard

Bingo! Not to mention that nowadays, just about...

Bingo! Not to mention that nowadays, just about every smartphone takes excellent quality photos.

Back in the early 1990's, I knew a guy who took excellent photos with a cheap Vivitar point and...
01-19-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing...

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing you're so concerned about how everyone else spends their money.
01-17-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

Well, that 40' threshold ride made it to 23...

Well, that 40' threshold ride made it to 23 minutes. I kept pushing on the pedals and watching the numbers go down for a couple more minutes, then took a five-minute break and tried again, and got...
01-17-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,107
Posted By rydabent

But did you notice we have clean air and clean...

But did you notice we have clean air and clean water???

And I bet since it was cold, you were not aware that we have 130 miles of hard surface trails in Lincoln.
01-17-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

Easier than starting outside (~5:45 AM) in the...

Easier than starting outside (~5:45 AM) in the dark and wet!

Have good power again today, feeling great. 30 min left. Resting tomorrow, I should be poised to finish off the week strong before...
01-17-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

I also rode the trainer yesterday, 2x20' on the...

I also rode the trainer yesterday, 2x20' on the TT bike, in position. I actually had decent power on my second one, aimed for low z4 and felt good and hit 13 w over target.

Today, more trainer,...
01-14-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By mschwett

i have one of the bikes being bandied about here...

i have one of the bikes being bandied about here - an s-works aethos with 12 speed DA. i ride it to and from work a couple days a week, three or four rides for riding’s sake every week, around 500...
01-13-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Polaris OBark

$14K is chump change for the intended audience. ...

$14K is chump change for the intended audience. If people buy them, then they are priced according to perceived value. If they don't sell, then they are over-priced.
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.
01-12-23, 03:58 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Took the morning off so I could get in some...

Took the morning off so I could get in some volume, ended up with about 4.75 hours. Trying to manage my fatigue so I put a cap on average power (low z2), and rode right up to it towards the end of...
01-11-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
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.
...
01-10-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! ...

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din!

Things have been going well, though not perfectly. Sunday I had zero motivation, barely made it to the gym, and only did 2/3 of the workout. All I...
01-08-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
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.
01-06-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

I've come to watch/cheer on riders for a couple...

I've come to watch/cheer on riders for a couple local hour-record attempts at SDVA. The riders basically need to get peeled off their bikes afterwards. The Master's 35+ one at SDVA is ripe for the...
01-05-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 599
Posted By Kontact

Why not try to fix it before declaring it...

Why not try to fix it before declaring it unfixable?
01-05-23, 11:02 AM
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Posted By revchuck

2:15 Z2 ride today. About halfway through my...

2:15 Z2 ride today. About halfway through my legs successfully lobbied for backing off a bit because they were feeling yesterday's intervals. :rolleyes: I still ended up with an IF of .72. I've...
01-04-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

I haven't noticed any tingling from beta alanine....

I haven't noticed any tingling from beta alanine. I do from niacin. I suspect the main reason niacin is included in some energy drinks is specifically for the tingling, slight burning sensation on...
01-04-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

I did 2x20' at threshold today, with the first...

I did 2x20' at threshold today, with the first one at lower-than-normal cadence (74 rpm). It was one of those "I'm not sure if I can do this" workouts that ended up being eminently doable. Things...
01-04-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,879
Posted By MoAlpha

I guess I have a physiologist's view of failure,...

I guess I have a physiologist's view of failure, i.e., inability of a single muscle to generate a given force. As you know, that's a central nervous system thing, because at that point the muscle...
01-04-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By markynels

I started creatine to optimize strength gains...

I started creatine to optimize strength gains during the off season with the intent of cycling off before my A race. I continued its use throughout the following season after witnessing negligible...
01-04-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By markynels

Creatine, 5mg daily, even on recovery days. Many...

Creatine, 5mg daily, even on recovery days. Many recent studies suggest there are extended benefits well beyond physical strength, such as for eg., mental clarity. Continued use is important to...
01-03-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

Despite some good feelings yesterday, I felt like...

Despite some good feelings yesterday, I felt like garbage today during my FTP test and bailed a bit over half-way in when I was struggling to hold the power from last time. HR was OK too, I just...
01-03-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,930
Posted By TMonk

Here at the San Diego Bicycle Club, we still...

Here at the San Diego Bicycle Club, we still promote racing in our community with bottom-up/grassroots advocacy and mentorship. I'm on our club (of ~1,000) BoD for the Men's 1/2/3 team director, and...
01-02-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

New block, 1.75 hour opener ride today on Zwift,...

New block, 1.75 hour opener ride today on Zwift, which includes a ~24 minute effort (SST), ~9.5 minute effort (z4/5) and 2 minute effort (z5/6), all in Watopia. I didn't feel super motivated but...
01-02-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,122
Posted By MoAlpha

It’s always remarkable to me that people have...

It’s always remarkable to me that people have such strong and unequivocal opinions on questions where the real experts are uncertain and there is no scientific consensus.
01-01-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

Any day staying off the trainer is a good day! :)...

Any day staying off the trainer is a good day! :)

Just had some good days. Friday was supposed to be a 30-minute sweet spot interval. I was a bit concerned about it because it's literally been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,078
Posted By PeteHski

I would ask them both to explain their reasoning...

I would ask them both to explain their reasoning in detail and see if one makes more sense to you than the other.
12-31-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,879
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes. Fainting or lightheadedness DURING, as...

Yes. Fainting or lightheadedness DURING, as opposed to after, exercise is a malignant sign and should always be investigated.
12-27-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

I hit the gym Sunday and today. My body didn't...

I hit the gym Sunday and today. My body didn't like it due to the virus-induced layoff. Sunday was just...ugh. Today was better, my body started to remember how it goes and the exercises felt like...
12-25-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,399
Posted By Polaris OBark

Here is a direct link to the review in Cell,...

Here is a direct link to the review in Cell, which is a lot easier on my eyes at least (and has an update at the end):

https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2817%2930182-4
12-25-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,879
Posted By MoAlpha

You guys will like this...

You guys will like this (https://doi.org/10.1113/JP271212). Authors review evidence that loss of motoneurons and skeletal muscle with aging is due to mitochondrial degeneration and that lifelong...
12-25-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By revchuck

I was pretty much over the respiratory virus I...

I was pretty much over the respiratory virus I had, so nose was reacquainted with grindstone. Monday was a rest day, Tuesday was gym, Wednesday and Thursday were ~ two-hour endurance pace rides...
12-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 525,930
Posted By TMonk

looks like I picked a good week to be resting! ...

looks like I picked a good week to be resting! might be all on the trainer.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/743x363/rain_a34360abb45ccaa114bd51f269f0fd1b977b9a9f.png
12-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

All good. thanks for asking. Have been on a bit...

All good. thanks for asking. Have been on a bit of a tear since the 2019 pre-season, and a bit tired TBH. Planning a two-season peak in 2022 with a mid season break, and working with a coaching...
12-23-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off, and I am happy to report that I...

Took the day off, and I am happy to report that I am not feeling like an emaciated shell of a human being with depleted blood nutrients. I should be in good shape to do something about that over the...
12-23-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It is a cool metric, but I would caution against...

It is a cool metric, but I would caution against leaning on the data too heavily. I easily break the W* algo when I give enough of a **** to go all out. You may be holding yourself back unnecessarily...
12-22-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By veganbikes

I don't know we really need that we can always...

I don't know we really need that we can always ask these questions in the more appropriate sub-forum. Plenty of sub-forums to talk about all sorts of clothing.
12-21-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By burnthesheep

It's been a shyte show at the house. Doing my...

It's been a shyte show at the house. Doing my best on all fronts. But it's been distracting and tiring.

Somehow, managed a 20min PR on Zwift up the climb. 305w. 30min at 302w. Based on...
12-20-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By himespau

Basically, as I understand it, it's a rough (at...

Basically, as I understand it, it's a rough (at least when determined by algorithms), measure of your capacity (in kJ) above your lactate clearance threshold. Or how much energy stores you've got at...
12-20-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By BTinNYC

Finished the first 4 weeks of base training (4 of...

Finished the first 4 weeks of base training (4 of 8) and feeling optimistic about riding the Gran Fondo NY in May. I'm no racer - just over a year back on the bike - but I like it here because you...
12-16-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By Doge

I have these Altec 604B Hollywood speakers in CO....

I have these Altec 604B Hollywood speakers in CO. I run them from a Pilot 232 amp which sounds just great. Recently a Facebook audio guy mentions he just found some new, not tested new, but NEW...
12-16-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By Doge

Believe it, or not (I do), Christmas is about an...

Believe it, or not (I do), Christmas is about an event in history and while the weather is always a nice topic, I like the classic Christmas songs the best.

That said - we will be in cold and...
12-15-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Tomm Willians

My longest climbing day (so far)

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Finally exceeded 5000’ in a single ride!
62’s...
12-15-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By TMonk

I've been practicing more Xmas tunes than usual...

I've been practicing more Xmas tunes than usual with my jazz group. Our drummer was busy last night, but I polished things up with my guitar player for a holiday party that we will perform at this...
12-15-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

Took the day off to go big, ended up with 6...

Took the day off to go big, ended up with 6 hours. It was cold AF for San Diego at the start (41 F), so I did a smaller 2.5 hour loop first through my old uptown neighborhoods, then looped through...
12-12-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By TMonk

Hermes I'll be playing the violin part, but on...

Hermes I'll be playing the violin part, but on the piano haha. And yes - it is very easy! Not a reach for me fortunately :)
12-12-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 313,743
Posted By TMonk

My mom asked me to practice the Violin line for...

My mom asked me to practice the Violin line for this so we can play it during Christmas with the extended family. Fortunately for me, this one will take about 20-30 minutes of practicing, versus that...
12-12-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By TMonk

Kicked off a big week (18 hr target) today with 2...

Kicked off a big week (18 hr target) today with 2 hrs on Zwift, split between road and TT bike. Yes, I'm actually stopping half way through and switching bikes on the trainer/IRL. I'll be doing the...
12-12-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17,302
Views: 1,235,419
Posted By Yep

I'm just starting to try our Trainerroad, and so...

I'm just starting to try our Trainerroad, and so far I think AI FTP detection is amazing. Not so much for it's accuracy, although that seems to be good, but just as much for the promise of having a...
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