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02-22-24, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Tuesday - 2 sets of 30"on 1' off 8 reps per set...

Tuesday - 2 sets of 30"on 1' off 8 reps per set on Zwift.
Wednesday - shoulder PT
Thursday - strength training and 2 sets of 30"on 1' off 8 reps per set on Zwift.
02-22-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,191
Posted By Hermes

I think that is pretty common especially for...

I think that is pretty common especially for lighter weight riders. I am more of a z3 / Z4 climber of Mount Hamilton primarily because I rode it on Thanksgiving morning as part of the Low Key Hill...
02-22-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By Hermes

What is the goal? If there is no goal, event or...

What is the goal? If there is no goal, event or other metric, IMO, riding and strength training mixed together may be done as one sees fit and has available time and energy.

If you are going for...
02-21-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,909
Posted By Hermes

You do not seem to understand that this is a...

You do not seem to understand that this is a bicycling forum. The topic of this thread is riding a bicycle longer distances on the carnivore diet. If you have experience doing this, post it up. You...
02-19-24, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

Congrats TMonk #zwiftking

Congrats TMonk #zwiftking
02-18-24, 10:28 AM
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Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

Furthermore, at VSC and other tracks that have 45...

Furthermore, at VSC and other tracks that have 45 degree banking, when a rider is in the pole lane going around a turn, he is perpendicular to the track. A rider on the blue band is more vertical. ...
02-17-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

Two Zwift pacer rides - 35' and then a harder one...

Two Zwift pacer rides - 35' and then a harder one for 40'. I rode at the front most of the time. Then I went to the gym for an active stretching session and shoulder workout.
02-15-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

Velo Sports Center is Siberian pine wood and...

Velo Sports Center is Siberian pine wood and slippery. Normally, the pole lane is for fast efforts and the relief line for slower riding. In my case, I timed the effort and speed such that the blue...
02-15-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday, I did a leg strength session at the gym...

Tuesday, I did a leg strength session at the gym and then rode the track for the first time since September of last year. Well, I rode on the blue band at Velo Sports Center and threw in some laps...
02-14-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By Hermes

Running road v running treadmill. My wife and I...

Running road v running treadmill. My wife and I feel the treadmill is harder but like indoor trainers there is a strength and adaption period. The question is if one does an indoor activity versus...
02-13-24, 09:51 PM
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Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

#badass

#badass
02-11-24, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2 hours of Zwift over the weekend. I did my...

2 hours of Zwift over the weekend. I did my first Zwift pacer ride today and did 30 minutes. Then I switched pacer rides / courses and did another 30 minutes.
02-08-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17,694
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Posted By Hermes

Zwift volcano (flat) for warmup and then 30" on...

Zwift volcano (flat) for warmup and then 30" on 1' off intervals on London (flat) and finish the route with endurance. All body parts and systems seem to be functioning correctly. Now it is time in...
02-06-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,348
Posted By Hermes

I think the acid test is to check with 20 year...

I think the acid test is to check with 20 year old women and see if they agree.:D
02-05-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17,694
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Posted By Hermes

I have been off the radar for awhile - actually...

I have been off the radar for awhile - actually grounded. I crashed in September last year.

I am back in the gym and riding on Zwift. I did a one hour meet up ride with some friends this AM from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,273
Views: 132,137
Posted By Hermes

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Drag off? :D You probably win since I am taller. Setup (disc /trispoke...
02-03-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,348
Posted By Hermes

My tale of VO2max. Track 500 meter time...

My tale of VO2max.

Track 500 meter time trial from a standing start. 53.3

Road sprints sub maximal effort and track 2k pursuit. 49.6

My Garmin thinks my VO2 max is 46.
02-02-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,909
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: We have a zero tolerance for P&R...

Moderation note: We have a zero tolerance for P&R content in the open forum. And we have issued enough warnings in threads as well as infractions such that bans are now being issued. Do not post...
01-31-24, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,424
Posted By Hermes

Great...posting pics. Here I am in my mid 60s...

Great...posting pics. Here I am in my mid 60s doing a low key hill climb race - Montebello 6 miles long on the finishing 8% grade. It was really hot on the climb. I wanted to post a climbing NorCal...
01-30-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,424
Posted By Hermes

Prior to my current diet, I might have been...

Prior to my current diet, I might have been inclined to go for an Inn N Out burger double meat double cheese and fries with a coke. Horner would join me.:D
01-16-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hermes

My racing team designed compression socks that...

My racing team designed compression socks that are slightly longer and thicker. They feel great on but are hot in warmer weather. I have the racing, thin higher socks. I have to glue the top of...
01-13-24, 09:09 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 17,524
Posted By Hermes

He has been reinstated but on a very short leash.

He has been reinstated but on a very short leash.
01-05-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By Hermes

We moved the thread to P&I and deleted the...

We moved the thread to P&I and deleted the surgery pic - no gore.
01-03-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hermes

In cycling, instantaneous metrics such as power...

In cycling, instantaneous metrics such as power open the door for participation in online platforms and sharing of information to social media. I have an iWatch and I like it but its performance /...
01-02-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note. I would suggest that everyone...

Moderation note. I would suggest that everyone read the caption under training and nutrition. The main theme of this website is cycling. What does one intake while on the bike? What does one eat...
12-31-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,247
Posted By Hermes

Married 52 years and riding tandems since 1980....

Married 52 years and riding tandems since 1980. We train and race together including team time trial, team pursuit at the track. My wife has raced team pursuit with me and two other men. In 2022, she...
12-31-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,965
Posted By Hermes

Thread closed. We think this thread has run...

Thread closed.

We think this thread has run out of chocolate. It is about chocolate and very little, if any, bicycling content. One would think it belongs in Foo.
12-24-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,191
Posted By Hermes

Coggan is an excellent cyclist and physiology...

Coggan is an excellent cyclist and physiology geek that created a model - not a coach. San Millan is a coach, with athletes, and researcher who is trying to optimally build mitochondria with the...
12-19-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,191
Posted By Hermes

Interesting article but long...not a criticism....

Interesting article but long...not a criticism. With respect to mitochondria biogenesis, it seems murky. What I know is that 4 billion years ago, mitochondria merged with simple life to set the stage...
12-16-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,733
Posted By Hermes

IMO, does xyz strength training protocol improve...

IMO, does xyz strength training protocol improve endurance is looking at strength training the wrong way. And equally, relegating it to better health underserves its potential benefit.

I speculate...
12-16-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By Hermes

74 and prefer shorter efforts / rides even though...

74 and prefer shorter efforts / rides even though I could devote as much time as I want to cycling. Riding is fun but too much is not that interesting. I also workout in the gym and do other...
12-14-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,733
Posted By Hermes

For the last 15 years of training and racing, I...

For the last 15 years of training and racing, I have used 3rd party coaches 90% of the time. The latest coach has the best credentials, most experience and track record. He is also the most...
12-13-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Hermes

Calibration is important. I do zero offset...

Calibration is important. I do zero offset before the ride and then again after warmup is complete. Calibration, with respect to is the power meter accurate after zero offset calibration is also...
12-13-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,733
Posted By Hermes

I have been strength training consistently since...

I have been strength training consistently since 1975. Jack La Lane European health spa. My wife and I had to go on separate days. Men and women could not work out together. Ha.

I find the 1RM...
12-11-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,191
Posted By Hermes

Congrats on the PRs and Santa Barbara 100. ...

Congrats on the PRs and Santa Barbara 100.

What I do is match my event goal duration / distance to my endurance training (zone 2). Generally, my events are short with the most being 40 km ITT or...
12-07-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,592
Posted By Hermes

Temporarily closed for moderator review.

Temporarily closed for moderator review.
11-30-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,051
Posted By Hermes

A few years ago, I took the USAC altitude...

A few years ago, I took the USAC altitude training course. First, adaptation is highly biased by genetics. Some people improve with altitude training and some do not. The max gain after 21 days...
11-28-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,051
Posted By Hermes

Life at a pro training camp at Tenerife....

Life at a pro training camp at Tenerife. (https://velo.outsideonline.com/cannondale-on-teide-a-day-in-the-life-at-high-altitude-training-camp/) Could be fun...or not. Also, altitude tents can offer...
11-28-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Hermes

You have me beat. I have a 6 digit number. ...

You have me beat. I have a 6 digit number.

It is wonderful that you are back in game and training again for racing. Kudos.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,621
Posted By Hermes

Wente Road Race, 55 mph on a medium down hill...

Wente Road Race, 55 mph on a medium down hill with a strong tail wind.
11-25-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,733
Posted By Hermes

I am trying to find something positive to say...

I am trying to find something positive to say about this post but I am speechless. My advice is to stay on topic. If you do strength training in the gym for endurance on the bike, what is your...
11-23-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,733
Posted By Hermes

I train for speed and race road and track. I had...

I train for speed and race road and track. I had a coach that thought putting a water bottle full of lead pellet and then doing 3 mile 7.2% grade climbs increased strength. Prior to power meters,...
11-23-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,051
Posted By Hermes

Yes and no. Living and training for a long period...

Yes and no. Living and training for a long period of time at altitude adapts one to lower pressure and less oxygen. However, oxygen consumption is overall lower. Gong to sea level may result in...
11-21-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,334
Posted By Hermes

We decided to move the thread to Pills and Ills -...

We decided to move the thread to Pills and Ills - very little cycling content. Another choice could have been Foo. Members have requested that the 50+ open forum be dedicated to cycling content. ...
11-20-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 1,412,566
Posted By Hermes

I am recovering from a crash so nothing to...

I am recovering from a crash so nothing to report. I think max power and multiple high power VO2/ANO2 intervals make a difference.
11-20-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,371
Posted By Hermes

At that price point, if Wattbike is targeting...

At that price point, if Wattbike is targeting more serious riders they should offer more crank length options. I think they are targeting Peloton customers that may or may not care about perfect fit...
11-19-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,782
Posted By Hermes

Leftclique Welcome to bike forums. We are sorry...

Leftclique Welcome to bike forums. We are sorry for having to disrupt your thread with edits. Please carry on.
11-19-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,782
Posted By Hermes

We have done some cleanup. I-Like-To-Bike please...

We have done some cleanup. I-Like-To-Bike please leave the thread. We have a new member looking for advice and we do not need your trolling / disruption without adding any value. Thank you.
11-18-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,371
Posted By Hermes

Yeah, it is the pro version. Here is a former...

Yeah, it is the pro version. Here is a former Team USA and 6 day race sprinter on the Wattbike. Note the guy that has to HOLD the bike. I think Terry can probably forgo the holder.:D
...
11-18-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,371
Posted By Hermes

The Team USA sprint team has numerous Watt Bikes...

The Team USA sprint team has numerous Watt Bikes at the indoor track at Velo Sports Center in Carson. Every time I have seen them use them, it is for puke intervals. One can push oneself harder on...
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