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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Okay, hot and heavy.

Okay, hot and heavy.
07-30-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,562
Posted By MoAlpha

The answer to substance dependence is simple:...

The answer to substance dependence is simple: Just stop using the stuff and live normally for the rest of your life.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Id rather read the paper than watch synchronized...

Id rather read the paper than watch synchronized anything. Both road races were pretty good.
07-28-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 667
Posted By MoAlpha

What makes you think your inability to develop...

What makes you think your inability to develop short-interval power in the morning is a metabolic issue related to food intake? Seems like a leap to me. All kinds of performance parameters vary...
07-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,498
Posted By MoAlpha

If you have to run conduit and are worried about...

If you have to run conduit and are worried about weight, use this stuff instead of actual housing. It's also great for reducing friction, e.g., at under-BB guides.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

I have a more or less top of the line Apple...

I have a more or less top of the line Apple laptop from work. Ill try it on that and if it makes a big difference Ill look for something legal.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Being easy on tires is apparently a Jewish thing.

Being easy on tires is apparently a Jewish thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Youre easy on tires, in addition to being light...

Youre easy on tires, in addition to being light and weak? What are the chances?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Remember the Jose Feliciano version (gag)?

Remember the Jose Feliciano version (gag)?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

The urgency is inversely proportional to distance...

The urgency is inversely proportional to distance from your crack.

Don't nobody want to see no crack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

I associate both poison oak and The Doors with...

I associate both poison oak and The Doors with early sexual milestones. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

I always figured those names for groups of...

I always figured those names for groups of animals were some cutesy Edward Gorey-type stuff that someone made up in the not too distant past. I find it suspicious that they are more often recited...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By MoAlpha

There's good info above, but I have also found...

There's good info above, but I have also found that concentrating on moving forward and pedaling through those hairy spots helps me keep from stiffening up on the bike and making things much worse.
07-21-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By MoAlpha

...stated in completely categorical terms for...

...stated in completely categorical terms for additional comedic value.
07-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,562
Posted By MoAlpha

The power meter gives you a very good estimate of...

The power meter gives you a very good estimate of the number of calories (energy) required to do the work of a ride. What it doesn't tell you is your efficiency at producing that energy from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Heres what you want if you can’t just replace the...

Heres what you want if you can’t just replace the bearings.

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The one you found looks...
07-17-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,489
Posted By MoAlpha

Brake’s, you mean.

Brake’s, you mean.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Went out this a.m. with the intention of doing a...

Went out this a.m. with the intention of doing a 50-60 mile ride with the group. The heat and humidity were overwhelming and I ended up splitting off and doing 30-ish with two fast guys with...
Forum: Foo
07-17-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5,008
Views: 446,067
Posted By MoAlpha

Sorry about the flood of random “likes.” The...

Sorry about the flood of random “likes.” The site software put me in the middle of the thread when I thought I was at the end. Such wonderful photos, though!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Hard to rule out and I am hanging longer on the...

Hard to rule out and I am hanging longer on the fast rides, but I think my solo work (ahem) has also improved and I'm also feeling subjectively stronger. I don't know what it is about those 3 min...
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,008
Views: 446,067
Posted By MoAlpha

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Set a new 5 s power number this morning,...

Set a new 5 s power number this morning, sprinting from a traffic signal. It’s pitifully puny, but it’s nice to know some things can still improve in the senium.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

You'd wear one too if you had legs like mine.

You'd wear one too if you had legs like mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Thats what I wear to the White House, but with...

Thats what I wear to the White House, but with more interesting socks.
07-13-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, I know exactly how you feel!

Oh, I know exactly how you feel!
07-13-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By MoAlpha

I took a bike to a shop for the first time I can...

I took a bike to a shop for the first time I can remember in at least 40 years for a steel pad retaining bolt which I thought might have to be drilled out of an aluminum brake caliper, to wit, 12...
07-13-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,140
Posted By MoAlpha

So true and its a bad idea to invite a physician,...

So true and its a bad idea to invite a physician, especially a cardiologist, to find something wrong with you.

Most of them are very good at what they do, but they are biased as a group by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Pulled the crank, wiped stuff off, squirted...

Pulled the crank, wiped stuff off, squirted grease at random, reassembled it. Noise is gone, at least for up the street and back, it damned if I know what it was.
Forum: Foo
07-12-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By MoAlpha

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Goddamn duck flew out of the back of the sail...

Goddamn duck flew out of the back of the sail cover six inches from my head and nearly gave me V-fib. I felt bad about the eggs.
...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5,008
Views: 446,067
Posted By MoAlpha

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, what happened to the 59 Olds convertible...

Hey, what happened to the 59 Olds convertible coup pic I posted an hour ago? Here it is again: My dad’s first new car except his had all red upholstery. I remember the day he brought it home.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Congrats.

Congrats.
07-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,706
Posted By MoAlpha

A LOT of vomiting and diarrhea or...

A LOT of vomiting and diarrhea or hyperaldosteronism or certain kidney diseases or are eating industrial quantities of licorice...
07-08-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,706
Posted By MoAlpha

Dr. MoAlpha agrees with Dr. Mirkin, and adds that...

Dr. MoAlpha agrees with Dr. Mirkin, and adds that the body has stores of potassium which anyone with a halfway decent diet can replete without supplementation. This goes double for magnesium, another...
Forum: Foo
07-08-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5,008
Views: 446,067
Posted By MoAlpha

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Irish Coasties pay a practice visit to daughter's vessel
07-08-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,706
Posted By MoAlpha

This is good information and reminds me to...

This is good information and reminds me to clarify what I wrote above: While there is no doubt and lots of literature support for the idea that sodium replacement enhances performance in long events...
07-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,706
Posted By MoAlpha

Heh. Orthopod? Doesn't take much. :)

Heh. Orthopod? Doesn't take much. :)
07-08-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,706
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't try this again without replacing sodium....

Don't try this again without replacing sodium. Seriously. You can't hold onto intravascular fluid volume without it and it could explain much of what you experienced. Drink enough water without Na+...
07-07-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,140
Posted By MoAlpha

Max HR is just a physiological anchor for some...

Max HR is just a physiological anchor for some training zone systems, not something one would normally track. As PeteHski points out above, it’s also obsolete. If you compete or repeated maximal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

How about 17 F? I love them.

How about 17 F? I love them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

We have video phones here and I once started a...

We have video phones here and I once started a morning call with a mid-level admin person while shirtless. Fortunately, she took it in stride.
07-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,140
Posted By MoAlpha

It is and it isn't. It is probably a somewhat...

It is and it isn't. It is probably a somewhat fixed quantity, but you need to have the trained muscular and neuromuscular capacity to put that much demand on your heart. The other thing is that it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

Glad youre okay! I rode hard with a group,...

Glad youre okay!

I rode hard with a group, popped a cable, rode home in too high a gear, went sailing in a lot of wind, fixed my bike, and now have to make dinner.
07-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,920
Posted By MoAlpha

Something tells me your pizza metabolism is...

Something tells me your pizza metabolism is already in tip top tune, boychik. All I can suggest is dousing with good whiskey during digestion for faster and more complete oxidation.
07-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By MoAlpha

That there's a spug.

That there's a spug.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

You can pay 50 bucks or something to unlock a...

You can pay 50 bucks or something to unlock a sort of poor man's version of dual meters on the P2Max spider I've got, but no. My vastus medialis on the left is visibly atrophic from an old L3 root...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 32,819
Posted By MoAlpha

When I get hot I just lick a glacier. ...

When I get hot I just lick a glacier.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,838
Posted By MoAlpha

Agree!

Agree!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,838
Posted By MoAlpha

Good people are good to ride with. The last hill...

Good people are good to ride with. The last hill or two on a long ride is usually the only time I can deliver a little punishment to the guys whove been rotisserieing my skinny old ass all day.
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