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09-24-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By terrymorse

That sounds very familiar. My 'recovery' ride is...

That sounds very familiar. My 'recovery' ride is also mostly flat and lasts 1.5-2 hours (with a mid-ride coffee stop), but I don't stay in zone 1 as is commonly recommended. I'll spend most of the...
09-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,003
Posted By terrymorse

I mean you exit the bike lane just before the...

I mean you exit the bike lane just before the intersection and merge into vehicle lane. Then you ride in the center of the vehicle lane, so no idiot driver tries to squeeze past you from behind.
...
09-23-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 887
Posted By terrymorse

High of 85º today, 88º tomorrow. Knickers,...

High of 85º today, 88º tomorrow.

Knickers, knee warmers, arm warmers, gilets are staying in their drawer indefinitely.

This is the hottest time of the year in the SF Bay Area.
09-22-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 964
Posted By terrymorse

Electric scooter, the kind you stand on. It had...

Electric scooter, the kind you stand on. It had fat tires, like this one, and it sounded like an e-car when it overtook me:

...
09-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 753
Posted By terrymorse

Reminds me of the Cross Country coach who rode a...

Reminds me of the Cross Country coach who rode a bike alongside the runners, yelling at us to pick up the pace.
09-21-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 7,343
Posted By terrymorse

Why indeed, that sure would make driving simpler....

Why indeed, that sure would make driving simpler.

I think the problem is that the federal government doesn't have the power to enforce driving rules on the states.
09-20-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,628
Views: 717,812
Posted By terrymorse

Just a beautiful day in the mountains above the...

Just a beautiful day in the mountains above the SF Bay Area, after one day of rain. And the tarantulas are on the move!
...
09-20-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,605
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Views: 577,365
Posted By terrymorse

No other pics, sorry. That's the only photo Roger...

No other pics, sorry. That's the only photo Roger posted.

I'll be using my every day ride for the hill climb:

...
09-19-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,162
Posted By terrymorse

Whatever bars you end up using, just make sure...

Whatever bars you end up using, just make sure that it's very comfortable to ride with a nearly straight wrist and bent elbows.

That advice is valid for everyone.

I see far too many people...
09-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,104
Posted By terrymorse

Remember when you fell behind the group running...

Remember when you fell behind the group running laps in high school? You’d come over the line last, exhausted, just as the coach told everyone to hit the showers — except you?

I do. Coach told me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,582
Views: 82,233
Posted By terrymorse

Beta blockers are a poor choice for aerobic...

Beta blockers are a poor choice for aerobic athletes, as they substantially reduce aerobic fitness and exercise tolerance.

There are alternative drugs that are more appropriate for athletes. If my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,333
Posted By terrymorse

I remember receiving the PDF when Andy was asking...

I remember receiving the PDF when Andy was asking for comments.

The amusing meta info from that March 2003 document (Distiller 4, Word 9):...
09-17-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,605
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Views: 577,365
Posted By terrymorse

Here's Roger, my good friend and cycling mentor,...

Here's Roger, my good friend and cycling mentor, dialing in his Pinarello setup for a time trial at the upcomimg Huntsman World Senior Games (https://seniorgames.net).
...
09-17-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 705
Posted By terrymorse

If you can avoid knee replacement, and you're...

If you can avoid knee replacement, and you're athletic, avoid it!

Knee replacement (TKA) is very good at reducing pain from osteoarthritis, but it does very poorly at improving knee function. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,333
Posted By terrymorse

I think Andy Coggan knows quite well how the...

I think Andy Coggan knows quite well how the heart responds to exercise:

"However, while theoretically sound the use of HR [heart rate] to quantify training intensity does have certain practical...
09-17-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 810
Posted By terrymorse

I haven’t seen anyone mention here the climb...

I haven’t seen anyone mention here the climb categories as calculated in Strava:

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917057-Climb-Categorization
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,333
Posted By terrymorse

I'm on my second season using Favero Assioma...

I'm on my second season using Favero Assioma (single-sided).

No complaints, they just work, and the app is easy to use.

But use the cleats that come with the pedals. I tried using Look Keo...
09-15-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By terrymorse

Maybe this question would get more response in...

Maybe this question would get more response in the Training & Nutrition section.
09-15-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,003
Posted By terrymorse

I'll pull to the right after a blind curve, but I...

I'll pull to the right after a blind curve, but I never wave the motorist to pass. It's up to the overtaking vehicle to decide if it's safe to pass or not.

If it's an uphill curve, I'll get over...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,502
Posted By terrymorse

Not all of us. I climbed 230 miles in 2004.

Not all of us. I climbed 230 miles in 2004.
09-14-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By terrymorse

How do you measure your FTP? I read that one...

How do you measure your FTP?

I read that one way is to do a 20-minute time trial and take 95% of that power number as your FTP.

I haven't done that. I just do rides, and every once in a while...
09-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,521
Posted By terrymorse

The conventional “wisdom” is a myth. Old bike...

The conventional “wisdom” is a myth. Old bike helmets don’t lose their protection capability.
09-13-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By terrymorse

Update: 19 days to go. There’s no way I’ll get...

Update: 19 days to go. There’s no way I’ll get close to the winning hill climb times, but I’ve improved quite a bit since July.

Today, I did a tempo/threshold climb up Mt. Hamilton. I was only 3%...
09-13-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,278
Posted By terrymorse

The ingredients in one bottle's worth of sports...

The ingredients in one bottle's worth of sports drink mix are readily available and cost less than 10 cents.

The commercially available sports drink mixes run about $1.50 per bottle.

I make my...
09-12-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By terrymorse

No need for disinfectant, you only need to wash...

No need for disinfectant, you only need to wash shorts effectively to make them bug free.

How to ensure shorts are free of nasty buggies on a multi-day tour:

1. Remove shorts as soon as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,448
Posted By terrymorse

This is an excerpt from Zero Friction Cycling -...

This is an excerpt from Zero Friction Cycling - Lubricant Testing (https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/):

...
09-12-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 7,343
Posted By terrymorse

If they end up riding an e-bike more often than...

If they end up riding an e-bike more often than they would a regular bike, they will get a higher exercise benefit.

The exercise benefit of a bike that doesn't get ridden is zero.
...
09-11-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By terrymorse

I wash gloves out after every ride. Just a little...

I wash gloves out after every ride. Just a little liquid hand soap in the sink, rinse them out, hang them up.

If I don’t wash them, they get that nasty “stank” smell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,502
Posted By terrymorse

I like chocolate milk after a long ride, if I can...

I like chocolate milk after a long ride, if I can find a store with it.

A Starbucks venti mocha hits the spot, also. I will get it as a "frappe" if it's a hot day.

What's optimal for recovery...
09-11-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse

Yep, that's The Rule. But there's very little...

Yep, that's The Rule. But there's very little science to support it.
09-11-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,845
Posted By terrymorse

Okay, short grocery trips aren't long enough to...

Okay, short grocery trips aren't long enough to cause irritation.

Just be careful when plopping down on the saddle--especially if you're used to wearing bibs. I hopped on the bike for a short ride...
09-11-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,477
Posted By terrymorse

You're an inspiration, DaveLeeNC ! It's...

You're an inspiration, DaveLeeNC !

It's injury that takes most of us out of the game, eventually. If you can make accommodations and keep exercising, you'll stay healthy longer.

A common topic...
09-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 7,343
Posted By terrymorse

Speak for yourself. I can spot an e-road bike...

Speak for yourself. I can spot an e-road bike quickly, whether it's standing still or passing by. One or more of the following is a "tell":

massive down tube
beefy bottom bracket
fat rear hub
09-11-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 7,343
Posted By terrymorse

Pedaling a heavier bike on a flat road requires...

Pedaling a heavier bike on a flat road requires very little additional power.

Kreuzotter (http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm) power calculator, default settings, road bike, 28 mph:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,251
Posted By terrymorse

There's also the fun of walking on those...

There's also the fun of walking on those Speedplay cleats. Less walking, actually, more mincing. Or carrying cleat clovers, having them fall off while walking about, and retracing your steps to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,251
Posted By terrymorse

Everybody falls when they first start using...

Everybody falls when they first start using clipless.

SPD are good clipless pedals for anyone coming from platform pedals, as SPDs are very easy to get into and out of. I always recommend them for...
09-09-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 707
Posted By terrymorse

This tilting trike...

This tilting trike (https://www.trisbike.com/bike/light/) with two wheels up front looks pretty fun. And it appears to be quite stable. The riders come to a stop without putting a foot down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By terrymorse

No, I wasn't thinking of a pedal extender....

No, I wasn't thinking of a pedal extender. Something attached to the inside edge of the pedal, that extends to the rear to block the heel from striking the chain stay.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,829
Posted By terrymorse

Aha! Thanks, I thought it looked familiar. I rode...

Aha! Thanks, I thought it looked familiar. I rode that back in 2003, during the TdF.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,448
Posted By terrymorse

If the basis for "best" is minimizing power...

If the basis for "best" is minimizing power losses and maximizing chain life, wax has been shown to be the best chain lubricant.

At least in dry conditions.

If the basis is ease of use and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By terrymorse

I'd say Dremel away the bit of the shoe that's...

I'd say Dremel away the bit of the shoe that's interfering. I've done that on shoes before.

Cleats are designed to work as-is, there's no telling what could go wrong if you start reshaping them.
...
09-08-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By terrymorse

Those numbers seem high, at least when comparing...

Those numbers seem high, at least when comparing tubeless + sealant with latex.

Tests at bicyclerollingresistance.com, at 80 psi:
...
09-07-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse

Hyponatremia happened to me at Climb to Kaiser...

Hyponatremia happened to me at Climb to Kaiser (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40131035) (155 miles, 16,000 feet), on the hottest day of the year (114F at the finish in Clovis).

About half way...
09-06-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse

Please tell my wife that.

Please tell my wife that.
09-06-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse

You wrote that dehydration impairs performance. I...

You wrote that dehydration impairs performance. I replied that the “science” making that claim is from Big Sports Drink, and it is mostly junk science. Moderate dehydration is not a performance...
09-06-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse

Those hydration performance “studies” are...

Those hydration performance “studies” are sponsored — or performed by — the sports drink manufacturers. And they’re mostly BS.

“The marketing around sports drinks rests on a fundamental,...
09-05-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By terrymorse

On the cooler side of the Bay, my ride today got...

On the cooler side of the Bay, my ride today got up to just 108F (https://www.strava.com/activities/7760690009).

All things considered, it wasn't that bad. As long as I kept moving.

...
09-04-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,070
Posted By terrymorse

It was almost certainly caused by the cyclic...

It was almost certainly caused by the cyclic stress of riding over rough roads. Textbook fatigue cracking.
09-02-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,658
Posted By terrymorse

What's euphoric? When I get to the top of a long...

What's euphoric? When I get to the top of a long climb, and I still have some gas left in the tank.

I had that rare moment today, after around 2 hours of climbing. The legs felt fresh, the heart...
09-01-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 136,054
Posted By terrymorse

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