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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 282
Posted By terrymorse

I read about the possible link between...

I read about the possible link between inflammation and AF in Zinn: The Haywire Heart (https://www.amazon.com/Haywire-Heart-exercise-protect-heart/dp/1937715671), which led me to this review article:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

UPDATE: It's below freezing at the summit, and my...

UPDATE: It's below freezing at the summit, and my limit for long descents is about 40F. Playing the discretion card today.

Tomorrow is another day -- hopefully a warmer day.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

No, Western Wheelers. Iím still tempted, can...

No, Western Wheelers.

Iím still tempted, can always turn around if it gets nasty. I descended the other day when it was 42F, and that was fine. Except for the poor visibility and wet road.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Local club is having a social Mt Hamilton ride...

Local club is having a social Mt Hamilton ride tomorrow, to see the snow.

You normally donít have to ask me twice to do Mt Hamilton, but brrrrrrr. Itís currently 31.6F at the summit.

What do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Yeah, weight makes a huge difference. When I see...

Yeah, weight makes a huge difference. When I see normal-weight people's watts, I feel crushed.

253w is 4.2w/kg for me. Supposed to be about my estimated FTP (per HRV4Training), but I think it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Mount Hamilton ride this weekend looks like a...

Mount Hamilton ride this weekend looks like a bust. 82% chance of snow.

Just after I took the "at least one Hamilton ride per week" pledge. Curse you, imaginary weather gods!
...
03-01-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,317
Posted By terrymorse

Yeah, what really causes Afib in older endurance...

Yeah, what really causes Afib in older endurance athletes? It sure would be nice to know, medical science folks.

The general term thrown around is "it's inflammation". Yeah, thanks, that's...
03-01-24, 12:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,905
Posted By terrymorse

Whether you accept it or not, it appears to be...

Whether you accept it or not, it appears to be pretty common.[/QUOTE]

I don't accept that range of motion loss is inevitable, because for the majority of people it is not inevitable.

The most...
03-01-24, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By terrymorse

I don't understand this statement. When pedaling...

I don't understand this statement. When pedaling hard, the tendency is for your butt to slide off the back of the saddle. This effect is more pronounced when pedaling up a steep grade. Pulling...
02-29-24, 11:46 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,332
Posted By terrymorse

The only cyclists that give me pause are the ones...

The only cyclists that give me pause are the ones in very dark, ďinvisible cyclistĒ kits.

Are they trying to get run over?
02-29-24, 11:57 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,332
Posted By terrymorse

This thread reminds me of a story one of my "more...

This thread reminds me of a story one of my "more mature" riding buddies told me.

There's The Morning Ride every Tuesday and Thursday that starts early in Palo Alto. Fairly short ride, pretty fast...
02-27-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By terrymorse

Same for me, minus the core workout and free...

Same for me, minus the core workout and free weights.

In fact, I have lowered my bars in the last few years. I can ride in the "aero" position for as long as I want, with no discomfort.

The...
02-27-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,375
Posted By terrymorse

Beautiful. Mammoth Mountain and the Minarets,...

Beautiful. Mammoth Mountain and the Minarets, from where did you take that shot?

I recognize the Minarets from an October hike I did on the Minarets Vista Trail:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Succumbing to the peer pressure: ...

Succumbing to the peer pressure:

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Friends' backyard 1997
02-26-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,332
Posted By terrymorse

Gosh, that sounds like such a good time. Uphill...

Gosh, that sounds like such a good time. Uphill both directions?
02-26-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,239
Posted By terrymorse

That's the Hamilton Road Race course that starts...

That's the Hamilton Road Race course that starts in San Jose and ends in Livermore.

The summit-and-return is a shorter route, and about half of it is downhill.

For nutrition, I seem to do fine...
02-25-24, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By terrymorse

Knowing your zones is useful to the non-racer,...

Knowing your zones is useful to the non-racer, also. Staying within a zone can help you pace a ride, so you can get to the finish.
02-25-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,905
Posted By terrymorse

There's something else that the longer lever...

There's something else that the longer lever crank arm produces all the time: a greater range of motion (ROM).

I don't know if that is or isn't a benefit to the cyclist, but strength training...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

February in Northern California, I never want to...

February in Northern California, I never want to move anywhere else:


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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Best weather of the year, so far. So many riders...

Best weather of the year, so far. So many riders out today, I had trouble finding a parking space for my Mt. Hamilton ride.

Flippin' gorgeous (the weather, not me).

...
02-24-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By terrymorse

FYI, Rouvy has a route up Pike's Peak: ...

FYI, Rouvy has a route up Pike's Peak:

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Hypoxia...
02-24-24, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,375
Posted By terrymorse

Another Mt Hamilton in the books, that makes...

Another Mt Hamilton in the books, that makes twice this week.

That seems about the right number. Gorgeous day.
...
02-24-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,332
Posted By terrymorse

Nonsensical...and churlish! ...

Nonsensical...and churlish!

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02-23-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,621
Posted By terrymorse

It seems I'm spending lots more time recently in...

It seems I'm spending lots more time recently in zones 2-3 (Coggan zones), too, but just a little in zone 4+. My Z2-3 JRA (just riding along) feels pretty easy, with some "happy hard" at high Z3. The...
02-23-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By terrymorse

Here's one of those roads where you can't tell...

Here's one of those roads where you can't tell the grade by looking at it. Highway 168 out of Bishop. It's a tilted plane, about 6%.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Thatís my buddy Joe. He had arm warmers, rolled...

Thatís my buddy Joe. He had arm warmers, rolled down, but his knee warmers were in the laundry. I donít think he can get cold.

I wore thermal undershirt, arm warmers, leg warmers, shoe covers,...
02-21-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,375
Posted By terrymorse

Heading up Mt. Hamilton Road today during a break...

Heading up Mt. Hamilton Road today during a break in the rain and wind:

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

3 weeks to daylight saving time, "weekday after...

3 weeks to daylight saving time, "weekday after work rides", SF Peninsula. Hmm.

Consider the Egan Ride (https://www.altovelo.org/egan), Tuesdays at 6:00 PM during Daylight Saving Time, starting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

I bring the pics, Mt Hamilton Road today...

I bring the pics, Mt Hamilton Road today (2024-02-21):

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First segment

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02-21-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,239
Posted By terrymorse

I'm heading up Mt Hamilton in about 90 minutes...

I'm heading up Mt Hamilton in about 90 minutes from now, my first full-Hamilton of 2024.

My pre-ride breakfast was decidedly anti-carnivore. Muesli, soy milk beverage, yogurt, some walnuts. And...
02-20-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,621
Posted By terrymorse

I don't think that you can destroy aerobic...

I don't think that you can destroy aerobic fitness by exercising hard. If anything, harder rides with sprints ought to improve aerobic fitness.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Yeah, the Bike Hut is always a good place to top...

Yeah, the Bike Hut is always a good place to top off water and take a natural break before heading back up Tunitas Creek. There's a 3-mile section on Tunitas that doesn't drop below 10%, so that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Yeah, just "some watts". Glad I wasn't in...

Yeah, just "some watts".

Glad I wasn't in that race.
02-18-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,332
Posted By terrymorse

Looks can be deceiving. I know a few riders with...

Looks can be deceiving. I know a few riders with large bellies who can rip my legs off and beat me over the head with them.
02-18-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,239
Posted By terrymorse

Politics and Religion. Topics you don't mention...

Politics and Religion. Topics you don't mention at a dinner party, for good reason.
02-18-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,695
Posted By terrymorse

I used to sprinkle sugar over my Sugar Frosted...

I used to sprinkle sugar over my Sugar Frosted Flakes.

And Frosted Flakes wasn't "part of my nutritious breakfast". It was breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Follow up (Winspace Lun HYPER 23 SE R33 Rim Brake...

Follow up (Winspace Lun HYPER 23 SE R33 Rim Brake Wheelset (https://www.winspace.cc/product/lun-hyper-23-se-r33-rim-brake-wheelset/?attribute_pa_freehub_type=shimano-11-12s-sram-11s-compatible))
...
02-17-24, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By terrymorse

3M clear protective tape...

3M clear protective tape (https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/c/films-sheeting/surface-protection-materials/films/).

Use it anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By terrymorse

Doubtful. 120 psi on a hookless Schwinn Varsity...

Doubtful. 120 psi on a hookless Schwinn Varsity rim was a blow off waiting to happen.

BITD, I repaired more Varsity bikes than I care to remember. Horrible, heavy things.
02-14-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By terrymorse

Older brother was a multi-sport star athlete. He...

Older brother was a multi-sport star athlete. He got recruited by the Pittsburg Pirates, but he turned them down. "The game's too boring."

He instead went to college on a football scholarship,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

OK, but they're pretty boring looking....

OK, but they're pretty boring looking. Interesting braking surface tho:

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I...
02-13-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,286
Posted By terrymorse

There's a weight penalty for disc brakes. ...

There's a weight penalty for disc brakes.

You need to pick hubs and spoke lacing patterns to handle additional stresses.

There's not the same "one pad fits most" feature that rim brakes enjoy....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

My HYPER wheels arrived, and the box had a...

My HYPER wheels arrived, and the box had a surprise message:

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Who knew that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,579
Posted By terrymorse

I'm saying that compression plugs were not...

I'm saying that compression plugs were not intended to solve this "problem".

The whole "compression plugs protect fragile carbon steering tubes from being crushed by mean old stem clamps" story...
02-12-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,091
Posted By terrymorse

I can't speak for others, but I mentioned that...

I can't speak for others, but I mentioned that the airline industry chooses carbon fiber where it makes sense, mainly for its superior fatigue resistance over aluminum alloy. Fatigue resistance of...
02-12-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,695
Posted By terrymorse

Tofu's not that healthy. It's certainly a high...

Tofu's not that healthy. It's certainly a high source of protein, but relative to its unprocessed state, it's less healthy.

By processing chickpeas into tofu, one loses all the fiber and much of...
02-12-24, 11:31 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By terrymorse

The reported first college game was in 1869. I...

The reported first college game was in 1869. I don't think there was a US war then.
02-12-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By terrymorse

Let’s remember the origins of American football....

Let’s remember the origins of American football. It was invented as a way to toughen up college boys who weren’t lucky enough to come of age (edit: "fighting age") while the US was fighting in a war....
02-11-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By terrymorse

I have no idea why, but my heart rate is...

I have no idea why, but my heart rate is consistently at least 10 beats higher on the trainer, and my perceived effort is higher.

I doubt it's about heat removal, as I keep the room cold and use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9,120
Views: 149,085
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, I'm nursing some skin irritation, even...

Yes, I'm nursing some skin irritation, even though I stand often and use chamois cream.

I now have some feet for the trainer that holds tennis balls. That helps a little.



We're not...
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