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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

I would have had a measurably more successful...

I would have had a measurably more successful academic career if I’d been willing to fly more. LSS has bum joints and decided a few years ago that she was done with economy travel for anything over 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Hold tension with one hand and shift with the...

Hold tension with one hand and shift with the other. If it moves in both directions it's good.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Amazing what a little fill and grind will do. I...

Amazing what a little fill and grind will do. I also admire your rattle can skills!
12-03-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,606
Posted By MoAlpha

"Immunocompromise," per se, is not a risk factor...

"Immunocompromise," per se, is not a risk factor for long Covid. The biggies seem to be female sex, minority racial/ethnic group membership, low socioeconomic status, and a bunch of chronic...
12-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,805
Posted By MoAlpha

Nah, it was the toxins in his colon or the...

Nah, it was the toxins in his colon or the government shooting directed energy at him.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Just like real life, I'm afraid. As an elderly...

Just like real life, I'm afraid. As an elderly weakling, I find the only way to get a proper endurance workout is to ride alone or with people who are significantly less fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Shows up on Zwift events just like a regular...

Shows up on Zwift events just like a regular ride. Might join the slow group. Look for "I. Hurt."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Which ride? I need a two hr session, but most of...

Which ride? I need a two hr session, but most of the group rides are too fast for my base intensity.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

All good Anglo-Saxon words there. Could be wrong,...

All good Anglo-Saxon words there. Could be wrong, but I think the Ks dropped in English usage.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

I am obviously the keeper around here and believe...

I am obviously the keeper around here and believe me, I’ve tested the system!
12-01-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By MoAlpha

Great summary, CFB! I am worried too, being...

Great summary, CFB!

I am worried too, being old and skinny and generally unwilling to decelerate my skeleton due to degenerative spine disease, which has already caused me spinal cord damage and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Lots of time in the weight room and fake base...

Lots of time in the weight room and fake base miles for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Real athletes detrain just for the challenge of...

Real athletes detrain just for the challenge of coming back. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Running HR is known to be higher across the range...

Running HR is known to be higher across the range of effort. More muscle mass recruited or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, power is more closely tied to effort and...

Well, power is more closely tied to effort and has no delay, but HR is gives a read on how you're responding, so they're both useful. I guess which one you use to pace steady state workouts depends...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Whole different kettle of fish.

Whole different kettle of fish.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't know if it matters, but FTP is based on a...

Don't know if it matters, but FTP is based on a the highest effort level where lactate production and clearance are in equilibrium (LT2). At the dawn of the power era, Andrew Coggan coined the term...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

That's a good question, but I feel comfortable...

That's a good question, but I feel comfortable inferring a match burn from the objectively evident fatigue it caused and, since, this is happening in a fit and healthy individual, I am comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes, if that 20-30 second burst felt like a match...

Yes, if that 20-30 second burst felt like a match burn. As Andrew Coggan says, "If it feels hard, it is hard."

...aaand cue the TWSS jokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,546
Posted By MoAlpha

Got a Zaffiro Pro trainer tire there for, like,...

Got a Zaffiro Pro trainer tire there for, like, 20 bucks.
11-27-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By MoAlpha

Two comments: 1. Make sure you’re being...

Two comments:

1. Make sure you’re being realistic about your FTP on that particular trainer.

2. Age, per se, is irrelevant to the safety of high-intensity exertion, but relevant to its prudent...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

My technique: housing liner. Slide one piece over...

My technique: housing liner. Slide one piece over the cable from the hole on the chain stay out of the BB; pull the cable out of that; thread another piece over the cable from the BB to the frame...
11-27-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,462
Posted By MoAlpha

I don’t see why gains in lean mass would...

I don’t see why gains in lean mass would disappear as long as training was maintained. I think the risks are theoretical, but something to consider since there are no large long-term studies.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Correct on all points.

Correct on all points.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, that’s a whole world of suck. I hope it all...

Yeah, that’s a whole world of suck. I hope it all works out okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

I hope all goes well!

I hope all goes well!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes, but the weather is way better here and this...

Yes, but the weather is way better here and this is the view from my baby brother’s living room.

Hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving, Doug.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

HTG from Seattle! ...

HTG from Seattle!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dcae34b5_e32b_4ce7_a601_676c6ab3cac9_eb728baf5c76b8425c3f68ff979e934bc2cde8b8.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,014
Posted By MoAlpha

The coaches say you can train that too. I have...

The coaches say you can train that too. I have trouble with full strength sports drinks.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Fun

Fun
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

These are real. ...

These are real.

https://movatik.com/products/shimano-bicycle-chain-cn-hg701-11-ql-11-spdrd-mtb-e-bikequick-lnk-1?_pos=5&_sid=8199cd708&_ss=r

31 bucks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, oh, oh, I had visions of a loaded bar and a...

Oh, oh, oh, I had visions of a loaded bar and a lot of grunting! Still sounds terrible, but you’re young.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Definite trainer day. Mmmmm, 5 x 5s!

Definite trainer day. Mmmmm, 5 x 5s!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

1st pic shows a nut on outside, doesn’t it?

1st pic shows a nut on outside, doesn’t it?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Memorial ride and rally organized by the widower...

Memorial ride and rally organized by the widower of a woman who was crushed in a ridiculous “bike lane” by a truck, a few blocks from where I live, this summer. He raised $300,000 and got a bunch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,014
Posted By MoAlpha

Let’s try to connect! Will send contact info...

Let’s try to connect! Will send contact info offline.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e2a529a5_9fbe_41e5_9fc2_9d9e30f13ff5_fdd519d24a9aa14d56679eca16a90f427fcd5e92.jpeg
Said to be 1000 riders at the Capitol today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,014
Posted By MoAlpha

I can honestly say I’ve never even seen you eat.

I can honestly say I’ve never even seen you eat.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,014
Posted By MoAlpha

There are very fit people who lack the “metabolic...

There are very fit people who lack the “metabolic flexibility” to switch efficiently to fat burning during exercise or fasting. Metabolic inflexibility is also associated with obesity, type 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

30° and going on a memorial ride for the poor...

30° and going on a memorial ride for the poor woman who got smooshed by a truck here back in September. There will be an hour of standing around for speeches, which I may not be able to do. I’m too...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

When I was detailed to the HHS secretary’s...

When I was detailed to the HHS secretary’s office, there was a blind cashier in the cafeteria. I found myself longing to cheat the guy by telling him a 1 was a 20, not out of avarice but on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

****!

****!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Exactly the situation in our house.

Exactly the situation in our house.
11-17-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 836
Posted By MoAlpha

Appropriate.

Appropriate.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

The Fit has drums???

The Fit has drums???
11-17-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 836
Posted By MoAlpha

The muscle response to resistance training has a...

The muscle response to resistance training has a critical inflammatory step. Block that; block strength gains.

More importantly, NSAIDs carry significant risks of accelerating atherosclerosis,...
11-17-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By MoAlpha

Deadlifts, and definitely starting with knees...

Deadlifts, and definitely starting with knees bent. I hate the hamstring curl machine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

Very cute. If I ever have to buy another car, it...

Very cute. If I ever have to buy another car, it will be something electric and small.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 41,516
Posted By MoAlpha

The opioid crisis had two main causes, in my...

The opioid crisis had two main causes, in my opinion:

On the supply side, the pharmas developed a bunch of very potent synthetic opiates and, in order to sell them, promoted two bogus but...
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