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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Na+ loss is slow. She’s just fast.

Na+ loss is slow. She’s just fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s a lot of salt, especially for a woman! ...

That’s a lot of salt, especially for a woman! She heat acclimated this season?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s the difference between you and me.

That’s the difference between you and me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Congrats! I am doing most of my weekday...

Congrats!

I am doing most of my weekday workouts on the flats now, as part of trying to get a tiny bit serious about metabolic fitness and instituting an 80:20 schedule.

#old
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

I could be a good chicane.

I could be a good chicane.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Bad behavior on the friends’ part, bad judgment...

Bad behavior on the friends’ part, bad judgment on the birthday boy’s, but taking it personally would only lead to unhappiness.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

I would engage him in a respectful conversation...

I would engage him in a respectful conversation on Joseph Smith and his revelations. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, nothing optical gives accurate HRV data...

Yeah, nothing optical gives accurate HRV data while moving yet. For anyone who can tolerate a chest strap, Marco Altini's companion app for HRV4T, HRV Logger, can do some interesting stuff,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By MoAlpha

The cancer thing is known as the “Warburg...

The cancer thing is known as the “Warburg Hypothesis” and it’s been part of the canon for close to 100 years. It’s a fascinating read at a minimum. Good luck and enjoy whatever you decide to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By MoAlpha

FWIW, Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel prize for...

FWIW, Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel prize for discovering a critical chunk of the biochemical pathway for aerobic respiration, also showed that tumor cells rely primarily on glycolysis and tend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, wearable HRV has not been perfected and...

Yeah, wearable HRV has not been perfected and Whoop may the worst of the bunch. Oura is supposedly better, if you don’t mind the aesthetically questionable and potentially dangerous ring. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, right.

Oh, right.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

If she’s ready to buy a fancy new bike she’s...

If she’s ready to buy a fancy new bike she’s doing great. Balance is highly trainable and should not be a big problem for active people.

Yeah, the bones. I’m doing one solid day a week of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

That’s great! I remember when she was feeling all...

That’s great! I remember when she was feeling all snake-bit and shaky after that fall. Really happy to hear!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

I’m overpaid by by most standards.

I’m overpaid by by most standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Frustrating! Can you see which side is rubbing...

Frustrating! Can you see which side is rubbing when you stand? You could insert a shim on that side when you set the caliper, inducing a bias which should correct when you load it. If you can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

This. There should be enough clearance in the...

This. There should be enough clearance in the caliper and enough range in the positioning to fix anything but bad rotor runout.

Have you taken a plastic tire lever and pressed your pistons in and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Exactly, but Bike24 quoted me about 33 € and 19+...

Exactly, but Bike24 quoted me about 33 € and 19+ € shipping for a total of some 87 € or $92 and change.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

33 ea is certainly awesome, but I couldn't get...

33 ea is certainly awesome, but I couldn't get the site to quote me $ and the price in Euros was a couple of bucks over Backcountry's price with free shipping on a pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Nice! Thank you!

Nice! Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

This is a long and interesting read about a fake...

This is a long and interesting read about a fake Strava KOM, which leads to a fake former pro cyclist and from there to layer after layer of strangeness.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, I need to order some tires for the road bike...

Hey, I need to order some tires for the road bike in the next few weeks. What should I get if I can’t find GP5Ks at a good price?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,178
Posted By MoAlpha

Very hooah!

Very hooah!
05-02-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,464
Posted By MoAlpha

Hope it passes completely and uneventfully!

Hope it passes completely and uneventfully!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

This why I never graduated beyond the weekday...

This why I never graduated beyond the weekday night club scene.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Sorry. Still... I think I had at least come...

Sorry. Still... I think I had at least come close to crashing and got yelled at a lot by my second club crit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

That's a very positive first race report. ...

That's a very positive first race report. Congratulations!
05-01-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,442
Posted By MoAlpha

So long ago, but I’m pretty sure I’ve broken...

So long ago, but I’m pretty sure I’ve broken cables on downtube shifters after years of gross neglect. I certainly remember replacing them. Wire hates tight radii.
05-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,442
Posted By MoAlpha

Once a season on my 6800 and 5800 shifters. ...

Once a season on my 6800 and 5800 shifters. Never-ish on my old 7800 ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Totally badass. When you rent a car in...

Totally badass.

When you rent a car in Iceland, they warn you not to open the doors with the wind astern.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

So, how bad is a single steel chainring bolt on a...

So, how bad is a single steel chainring bolt on a fancy black crankset on an all-black bike? I had cracked one of the $20/set Praxis nuts and a good mech traced a subtle click to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

My brother did that to the brand new Subaru my...

My brother did that to the brand new Subaru my parents bought him when he graduated from college. It went something over 50k before seizing up. No claims made.

His immature avoidance, rooted in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

"It's in," as the young man said to his...

"It's in," as the young man said to his sweetheart, and we've actually been sailing. We have all new transducers and are waiting for the no-good electrician, who says we're his last project before...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

"Is that egg or sputum on your tie?"

"Is that egg or sputum on your tie?"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm pretty sure that well over half of the...

I'm pretty sure that well over half of the communications I receive—phone, mail, email, text, and people knocking on the door—are in some degree of bad faith. Add to that the lies we subject...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Jamaican coach at the Sunsail dinghy resort on...

Jamaican coach at the Sunsail dinghy resort on Antigua (highly recommend): “Where the wind coming from?”
Junior coach (also a superb sailor) standing in audience of sailboard novices: “It coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Ah. We chartered a boat in Belize where the...

Ah. We chartered a boat in Belize where the valves were wired to the overboard position. However, we never anchored within sight of another boat.

I have a family story about the first time we...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

No holding tank? Must have made for hygienic...

No holding tank? Must have made for hygienic swimming in those anchorages!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Words to live by.

Words to live by.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,313
Posted By MoAlpha

One of the more memorable cycling injuries I've...

One of the more memorable cycling injuries I've seen was what a chainring did to someone's calf in a Wednesday night crit crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,313
Posted By MoAlpha

If the discs are good and hot, they’ll...

If the discs are good and hot, they’ll self-cauterize the wound, making extensive debridement necessary, but preventing potential exsanguination.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

The crummy rear QR which came with my Ksyriums...

The crummy rear QR which came with my Ksyriums always slipped, no matter how hard I groinked it. Never experienced that with the many old Campag and Japanese sets I had.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Our boat? True wind angle and speed ...

Our boat?

True wind angle and speed
apparent wind angle and speed
boat speed
speed over ground
GPS course
velocity made good
GPS position
trip distance
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, it'll do all that beautifully and I do use...

Yeah, it'll do all that beautifully and I do use mine to record HR on my somewhat athletic commutes because I don't feel like using extra stuff on those rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

I think the Fenix is better if it's going to be...

I think the Fenix is better if it's going to be your main fitness tracker, because it's got more specifically fitness-related software features. I got the Instinct for sleep and all-day HR. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Instinct Solar. Good for my purposes, but...

Instinct Solar. Good for my purposes, but definitely has limits. What do you want?

Will not be dropping 6 bills on the one that talks to our new Garmin boat system.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes, but according to the real geeks, that's just...

Yes, but according to the real geeks, that's just a more precise measure of a poor surrogate for a metabolic thing.

And I lack the experience and self discipline to do it well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1590x1094/screen_shot_2022_04_12_at_9_28_02_am_96a144449217e63f6e88c9a47c36fdd26980a8a2.png

Pathetic that a 65 year-old never-was is getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

We got a set of adjustable dumbbells. The bands...

We got a set of adjustable dumbbells. The bands weren’t doing it for me. I do dips on a cooler.

The gym at work is reopening this month too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 63,784
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, me too, pretty much. This season I am going...

Yeah, me too, pretty much. This season I am going to get some discipline about participating in a little less group insanity, keeping the intensity down, and starting to build some more “cellular”...
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