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05-17-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Fantastic finish.

Fantastic finish.
05-16-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

I wasn't meaning to challenge you on your riding...

I wasn't meaning to challenge you on your riding accomplishments. I appreciate that you do solid rides like that. Because you said that all your rides were done fasted, I was wondering what you...
05-16-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

What are your maximum riding distances, and at...

What are your maximum riding distances, and at what intensity?
05-16-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

I was wrong ...

I was wrong

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/alpecin-fenix-to-apply-for-worldtour-license-and-become-alpecin-deceuninck
05-16-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

Oh yes, my original step into IF was about acid...

Oh yes, my original step into IF was about acid reflux. That has improved noticeably, also.
05-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

Some more notes on my experience with IF. I've...

Some more notes on my experience with IF. I've been doing it for about 6 months now.

I initially was doing something close to 14/10, and then I found it easy to transition to closer to 16/8....
05-16-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Is Lopez for real? He wasn't on my radar at all,...

Is Lopez for real? He wasn't on my radar at all, but he's been in pink for a good long time and really earned it by keeping the gap small on Blockhaus. A great effort.
05-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By MinnMan

I like my Wahoo Element Bolt, but it's the...

I like my Wahoo Element Bolt, but it's the slightly older version without the color screen. It makes a difference for reading maps. The maps were better on my yet older Garmin Edge 510. OTOH, the...
05-13-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By MinnMan

There's lots of literature and there are lots of...

There's lots of literature and there are lots of products that will help you replenish electrolytes. It's easy to figure out with a little googling.

Endurolytes are one way to go.

As to...
05-13-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By MinnMan

I can hang with Bowie for an hour on routes like...

I can hang with Bowie for an hour on routes like Sand and Sequoias, but it takes effort for sure. OTOH, I like riding with Coco a lot. If I ride with the group, it's not "hard", but just a good...
05-13-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

Old guys can still bring it. Solo ride ...

Old guys can still bring it.

Solo ride

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At 61,...
05-12-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By MinnMan

3 new Zwift pacebots in Watopia

https://www.velonews.com/gear/tech-wearables/zwift-adds-three-new-pace-partners-to-watopia/

Looks like they will be C-, D+, and.....F (?) powered.

I am a little surprised that one of them...
05-12-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By MinnMan

That explains nothing. . Your legs don't bonk...

That explains nothing. . Your legs don't bonk for lack of a slice of bread.

Have fun with your exercise program - I hope it works for you. Any further advice from me would clearly be as useless...
05-12-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By MinnMan

1. We totally don't understand your focus on...

1. We totally don't understand your focus on food and nutrition for such short rides.
2. For an hour's ride at very hot conditions, sodium chloride might be the most important electrolyte, but...
05-12-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not a good guesser either.

I'm not a good guesser either.
05-11-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By MinnMan

More blanket generalizations. Not worth much.

More blanket generalizations. Not worth much.
05-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By MinnMan

That may not be the bike's fault (looking at the...

That may not be the bike's fault (looking at the UAE mechanics here).
05-11-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

To drop the sprinters. And it worked., They...

To drop the sprinters. And it worked., They dropped Cav, Ewan, and Demare in the process. Only Demare clawed back on and stuck it to them.
05-11-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Tell me that it's too early to judge, but I'm...

Tell me that it's too early to judge, but I'm thinking that Girmay is riding for the wrong team. He is up there i the bunch at every sprint stage, but would do much better in them.if he had a team...
05-11-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Astana is hurting for sure. Here's a...

Astana is hurting for sure.

Here's a question that sort of answers itself. On stage 4, Kamna and Lopez clearly made a deal to work together. Good for them. But the calculation that they did...
05-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

Totally agree. I don't mind going without...

Totally agree. I don't mind going without breakfast at all, but going without my morning coffee would be MUCH harder.
05-10-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

i know that feeling, and though I am not certain,...

i know that feeling, and though I am not certain, I doubt that it is acid reflux, which presents higher up - in the esophagus or throat. That raw stomach feeling of coffee or anything else on an...
05-09-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Eyes on Almeida

Eyes on Almeida
05-09-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Morkov must be a remarkable person. to be that...

Morkov must be a remarkable person. to be that great a racer and to stay in the background, with only reflected glory. The aficionados all know he's great, but his palmares don't show it.

I am...
05-09-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By MinnMan

posted by Blazas Orban "Political Director of PM...

posted by Blazas Orban "Political Director of PM Viktor Orbán; Minister of State at the Prime Minister’s Office; "

It does raise the question as to why the Giro was in Hungary, where many feel...
05-09-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Regarding stage 3, I would say that Cav was the...

Regarding stage 3, I would say that Cav was the beneficiary of a perfect classic Quickstep leadout.

But! He started his sprint from so far out and it's kind of amazing that Demare couldn't come...
05-09-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Tuesday is Etna- it will be the opening salvo for...

Tuesday is Etna- it will be the opening salvo for the GC favorites - Yates, Carapaz, etc.
Wednesday is a sprinter's day, probably.
05-08-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By MinnMan

I am very particular about saddles. Very few...

I am very particular about saddles. Very few models are comfortable for me. You are not alone.
05-08-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Stage # 3-skipping the marquee result, I was...

Stage # 3-skipping the marquee result, I was impressed to see Girmay in the top 5. Added to the podium in stage 1. He's making his presence known.

22 years old....
05-08-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,567
Posted By MinnMan

I have a long history hunting down saddles that...

I have a long history hunting down saddles that work for me and discarding saddles that cause me pain. I don't find the Arvada to be too bad, and in fact I have one on my trainer-dedicated bike.
...
05-08-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By MinnMan

Let's just start with the point that the fan and...

Let's just start with the point that the fan and shirtless don't keep you from sweating, they just aid evaporation of the sweat. And it is the evaporation of the sweat, rather than simply the hot...
05-08-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By MinnMan

Riding in 100 °F heat is a serious challenge, and...

Riding in 100 °F heat is a serious challenge, and hydration is key. Probably when you are sweating that much, electrolytes too. Yet, I'm unconvinced that consuming sugar or any other caloric...
05-06-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

And it was indeed nice to see Girmay on the...

And it was indeed nice to see Girmay on the podium. How old is he again?
05-06-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

I don't know if AF wants to be a world tour team...

I don't know if AF wants to be a world tour team or not. They are hella strong at the top (the three biggies you mentioned), but I don't think they have the deep and wide squad they'd need to...
05-06-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By MinnMan

I've had four stolen in my life. At about...

I've had four stolen in my life.

At about age 7, living in Brooklyn, I was allowed to ride to the local playground alone. It was about 5 blocks from my house-. amazing to think of that now. ...
05-06-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

So what happened with that strange intervention...

So what happened with that strange intervention with the mods the other day. Are we supposed to keep all the substance out of this thread b/c the OP didn't mark the title with "spoiler alert"?

If...
05-06-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

That hope didn't last long. Anybody know his...

That hope didn't last long. Anybody know his situation for the coming stages?
05-06-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Not sure. There is this thing that the top 2 Pro...

Not sure. There is this thing that the top 2 Pro teams (currently Alpecin-Fenix and Arkea Samsic) get automatic invitations anyway, so if that remains in 2023, it will be 18 +2, I think? Also,...
05-05-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By MinnMan

Rides under an hour? Why do you need sugar of...

Rides under an hour? Why do you need sugar of any kind in your drink? For such short rides, water should be sufficient.
05-05-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,956
Posted By MinnMan

1. This has not been my experience. Perhaps you...

1. This has not been my experience. Perhaps you should rephrase, as in "for some, depending on how the fasting period is timed during their day and depending on their personal experience, it may not...
05-05-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By MinnMan

I love my Canyon Ultimate, but it took a while to...

I love my Canyon Ultimate, but it took a while to get the fit right, including a professional bike fit. At first, I just couldn't get it right, but now it fits like a glove.

All other aspects of...
05-05-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By MinnMan

Thanks for the informative reply. (Whereas some...

Thanks for the informative reply. (Whereas some others seem intent on answering questions I did not ask.)
05-05-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By MinnMan

No more inner tube recycling?

It seems that I can no longer recycle my inner tubes, at least in the Twin Cities. Have recycling programs gone away?

I collect spent inner tubes in a bin in my basement and then every year or...
05-05-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe Ewan can give Lotto a little glory. He has...

Maybe Ewan can give Lotto a little glory. He has overwhelming power when he's on form, but it's kinda been a while since he has really shined.
05-03-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

Looking forward to see whether Cav has any juice....

Looking forward to see whether Cav has any juice. He's got Morkov working for him, so no excuses.
05-01-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,127
Posted By MinnMan

I have tuned out for a little while. After the...

I have tuned out for a little while. After the end of the classics and until the beginning of the Giro (soon!), I haven't watched a race clip, a podcast, or done much more than scan a few headlines...
05-01-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,832
Posted By MinnMan

Do NOT do the same or similar intensity on all of...

Do NOT do the same or similar intensity on all of your rides. As others have said, mix it up. Easy days, hard days, longer rides, shorter rides. You need the short harder rides to see gains, but...
04-27-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By MinnMan

btw, I have foam rollers but for some muscles,...

btw, I have foam rollers but for some muscles, including the upper portions of the hamstrings.I find that getting the pressure to just the right spot is easiest with gentle application of a wooden...
04-27-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By MinnMan

Could be hamstring tendinopathy or it could be...

Could be hamstring tendinopathy or it could be other things. You might try foam rolling before and after riding. Also, look up various eccentric stretching exercises, illustrated on youtube (i.e.,...
04-27-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By MinnMan

Bike racing is too risky. We should all follow...

Bike racing is too risky. We should all follow track and field instead.
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