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06-26-22, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TMonk No worries. We planned what to do if your...

TMonk No worries. We planned what to do if your team was approaching at the turns.
06-24-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,620
Posted By Hermes

SCNCA District Team Time Trial State...

SCNCA District Team Time Trial State Championship:
Two Rider Mixed Open Division: 1/1
Course: 23.5 mile rectangular course with 50% smooth pavement and the other rough with some ruts. The final...
06-15-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,055
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Posted By Hermes

Veganbikes - 3 active Reds, automatic 7 day ban...

Veganbikes - 3 active Reds, automatic 7 day ban for trolling.
06-15-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

We did a fun workout at VSC on Sunday during...

We did a fun workout at VSC on Sunday during Madison training with our coach. Every Sunday, there is Madison training/practice instruction with our coach. Since we are training for the state TTT...
06-15-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: Please get back on topic.

Moderation note: Please get back on topic.
06-11-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hermes

Larry, the more I think about it, the more I want...

Larry, the more I think about it, the more I want to move this thread to Single Speed and Fixed Gear forum. It is running out of gas here and you will get more info on setup/frames and etc as well...
06-11-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hermes

I have not ridden 92 to the coast nor would I and...

I have not ridden 92 to the coast nor would I and I would not recommend it. I have ridden 92 from Canada to Skyline in the early morning and then left on 35 - light traffic. In the morning the ride...
06-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hermes

Larry, when you set up the track bike, For your...

Larry, when you set up the track bike, For your size, I suggest 1/8 chain, cogs and chain rings. Avoid the 3/16 road setup. And use a rear lock ring. IMO/experience you can get excellent rear wheel...
06-10-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hermes

I am good riding with an experienced !!! fixed...

I am good riding with an experienced !!! fixed gear rider (with a front brake) in a group or riding with him / her. I am fine with experienced riders riding TT bikes in group. To me it is...
06-07-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Hermes

I would have no idea other than to guess. I have...

I would have no idea other than to guess. I have a lot of experience competing in your age group sprinting at the track. The way your framed your post, you do not want advice and you can figure it...
06-07-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I are doing the two person, mixed,...

My wife and I are doing the two person, mixed, open TTT next weekend. The weather forecast looks better/more normal.
06-07-22, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I was planning on doing the state TT this weekend...

I was planning on doing the state TT this weekend but the temps and wind on the course look excessive - 102 degree (projected record heat and not on the course per se) and 25-35 mph winds. 3 hour...
05-28-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,600
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: Below is the sub forum for...

Moderation note: Below is the sub forum for suggestions. Please return to topic.

https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/
05-27-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday track workout. Interesting Italian...

Tuesday track workout. Interesting Italian pursuit format with 3 other racers max flying one lap effort with an exchange.

Thursday, 30 on/30 off, Fiesta on time trial bike.
05-26-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Hermes

Great idea for a thread. I do not run anymore. ...

Great idea for a thread. I do not run anymore. My best 10K as I remember was 44 minutes in the early 80s. I think my wife was 43 minutes and her best marathon 3:30.
05-25-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Hermes

Well done report and pics. Glad you had a great...

Well done report and pics. Glad you had a great ride. My only question is did you use the HR on your watch? Or even wear it?:D
05-24-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

I have a 70+ age group at GMR so please do not...

I have a 70+ age group at GMR so please do not eliminate that. At Fiesta,our 70 group was the largest with 7 racers.
05-24-22, 10:01 AM
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Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

furiousferret are u racing GMR hill climb?

furiousferret are u racing GMR hill climb?
05-23-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,620
Posted By Hermes

Congrats on the win. How big was the field,...

Congrats on the win. How big was the field, category and length of the race? Why was the 1/2 slower? I assume the regional is the state championship?
05-23-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,600
Posted By Hermes

For cyclists, one kjoule measured by a power...

For cyclists, one kjoule measured by a power meter on the bike approximately equals one calorie (food calorie).

Here is a write up from Trainerroad....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Hermes

I would definitely pack your fast legs for...

I would definitely pack your fast legs for Mallorca and Algarve.:D I really like the idea of riding with AlgarveCycling coach as a tour guide. That would be amazing.

Here are a couple of pics from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Hermes

I had the Rotor Q rings 50/34. SRAM red manual. ...

I had the Rotor Q rings 50/34. SRAM red manual. Generally, okay but the mechanics hate them and if there is any problem with shifting it is the Q rings. And that may be true.

I thought they...
05-20-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday: Fiesta TT bike. 3 x (12 minutes of...

Tuesday: Fiesta TT bike. 3 x (12 minutes of 30”on/1’off). Very solid power (150%) on 3rd set. Maybe an all time record (total peak energy produced) for the last set for this workout.

Last...
05-19-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,313
Views: 3,772,831
Posted By Hermes

20Km Fiesta ITT 3 of 7 Masters 70+ Great day...

20Km Fiesta ITT 3 of 7 Masters 70+

Great day to race. 14 second spread on the podium. I guess I did not suffer enough.

Pic courtesy of Fiesta Time Trials

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Hermes

AlgarveCycling This thread needs your assistance....

AlgarveCycling This thread needs your assistance. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have been to Mallorca 4 times. ...

My wife and I have been to Mallorca 4 times. Once with Santana Adventures in 2008 where we rode our tandem and the other three on our own staying at Club Son Antem that is a Marriott Vacation Club. ...
05-18-22, 11:18 AM
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Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Welcome back and props on the racing.

Welcome back and props on the racing.
05-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,378
Posted By Hermes

Here is a workout I did yesterday. I am not...

Here is a workout I did yesterday. I am not suggesting anyone else do this workout but it is designed to increase strength, threshold power and anaerobic power. It also shows the disconnect between...
05-17-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. To limit spam on the...

Welcome to Bike Forums. To limit spam on the site, we require 10 substantive posts prior to allowing a new member to post pictures. The best way generate acceptable posts is to go to introductions...
05-16-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,378
Posted By Hermes

For her age group, it is approximately, 38.xx Km...

For her age group, it is approximately, 38.xx Km but I think she will do above 40Km.
05-16-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,378
Posted By Hermes

Yes, She raced the women’s open 40Km and won. She...

Yes, She raced the women’s open 40Km and won. She is training for the hour record and plans an attempt at Aguascalientes, Mexico velodrome in August.
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,378
Posted By Hermes

For the results matter people, today I turn 73...

For the results matter people, today I turn 73 today, yay, and yesterday competed in a 20Km time trial. 3rd of 7 participants in the 70+ age group. The podium had a 14 second spread so I wondered...
05-12-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 306,404
Posted By Hermes

Piano lessons progressing. Teacher wants me to...

Piano lessons progressing. Teacher wants me to start a new piece. Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata. I asked her why that piece out of the countless choices and she said, it has some techniques that she...
05-12-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Saturday and Sunday 1.5 hour endurance rides...

Saturday and Sunday 1.5 hour endurance rides along the coast.
Monday, strength training
Tuesday, Velo Sports Center structured track workout with coach. Warmup, flying kilo accelerations, 20’ (53...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,480
Posted By Hermes

A couple of years ago, my coach had a 3 hour...

A couple of years ago, my coach had a 3 hour session at the track on pedaling technique on when and how to use it. We practiced different techniques doing efforts on the track. I use different foot...
Forum: Triathlon
05-06-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By Hermes

An obvious point in the name of the event is Tri...

An obvious point in the name of the event is Tri meaning three different events combined into one. Swimming is the most technical of the three and typically, the bike portion is non decisive. So...
Forum: Triathlon
05-06-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By Hermes

We have a triathlon forum. I could move this...

We have a triathlon forum. I could move this thread to that forum for you and you may get some additional information.

My comment about your PM question is, find a triathlon coach who specializes...
05-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,328
Posted By Hermes

Biker395 You are one of the most gonzo, long...

Biker395 You are one of the most gonzo, long distance riders/climbers I know of on BF. Furnace Creek 508???, centuries, and etc. You should be instructing on training for cycling.

I separate HR...
05-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By Hermes

I would be suspicious of peak power readings...

I would be suspicious of peak power readings during sprinting due to the IMO, poor transient response of power meters with accelerometers measuring cadence. At best the sampling rate is once per...
05-02-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,378
Posted By Hermes

Age 73, racing and training 6 to 7 times per week...

Age 73, racing and training 6 to 7 times per week road and track with strength training in the gym. I use a cycling coach and for a couple of weeks used a personal trainer at the gym to tune up my...
04-30-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By Hermes

My question…Does your left leg get tired when...

My question…Does your left leg get tired when targeted? I find that holding 50/50 is all mental focus. IMO, it is the neurology of firing more left leg fibers and relaxing right leg fibers that...
04-28-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

3 hour track workout on Tuesday at the indoor...

3 hour track workout on Tuesday at the indoor track. 80 lap warmup and then flying kilo acceleration. 2x56 lap pace line effort at 25 mph with a 4xflying 500 meter team sprints between the 56 lap...
04-27-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By Hermes

I have Garmin power pedals and noticed that my...

I have Garmin power pedals and noticed that my left leg had a lower contribution than it used to have - post ride analysis.

I put left/right balance on my Garmin 830 screen and kept an eye on the...
04-25-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,620
Posted By Hermes

burnthesheep Here is a book you may find...

burnthesheep Here is a book you may find interesting. https://www.amazon.com/Iron-War-Scott-Allen-Greatest/dp/1934030937 I liked it.
04-24-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,620
Posted By Hermes

BTS, well done. You definitely won the sock and...

BTS, well done. You definitely won the sock and shoe podium as well.:D
04-22-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Wow. 30 seconds per mile is huge. I would have...

Wow. 30 seconds per mile is huge. I would have loved to have the super shoes when I was racing 10K. How does one not wear those shoes and be competitive?
04-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Pretty quiet here…training is repetitive without...

Pretty quiet here…training is repetitive without much new and interesting variations.

It is always rewarding to see other racers in person. TMonk looks like he is in great shape and has the...
04-19-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,620
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta Island Time Trial Men 70+ 1of2 33:18 ...

Fiesta Island Time Trial
Men 70+ 1of2 33:18
20Km on a 4.1 mile loop (no turn around) flat terrain.
Windy with 8 mph headwind on the front section. The back section which is usually windy and...
04-18-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,272
Posted By Hermes

MinnMan EE? My degree is electrical...

MinnMan EE? My degree is electrical engineering and I agree with your assessment.

My gym has a fancy machine that we stand on and hold handles with our thumbs on a spot on the grips with our...
04-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17,033
Views: 1,181,122
Posted By Hermes

Fun track workout at VSC on Thursday. I did some...

Fun track workout at VSC on Thursday. I did some motor work on the pursuit bike and then reconfigured the bike for sprints and did two flying team sprint efforts with two other racers. I rode the...
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