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06-30-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,534
Posted By MinnMan

Then again, there are 9 Australians riding, and...

Then again, there are 9 Australians riding, and they have <1/10 the US population.
06-29-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,534
Posted By MinnMan

Seven yanks in the TdF this year ...

Seven yanks in the TdF this year

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/racing/young-and-talented-meet-the-seven-americans-racing-le-tour

A few others (e.g., Magnus Sheffield) waiting in the wings.
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06-27-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By MinnMan

No, that's not it. But whatever. Have fun with...

No, that's not it. But whatever. Have fun with your search for meaning.
06-27-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By MinnMan

Perhaps you might think of the point I was...

Perhaps you might think of the point I was implying, rather than specifying.
06-26-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By MinnMan

If you are eating correctly AND IF you do not...

If you are eating correctly AND IF you do not have major problems with absorption, as is common for people with celiac disease and or other intestinal disorders (Crohn's, colitis, etc.)
06-26-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By MinnMan

The actual medical term for it is "pernicious...

The actual medical term for it is "pernicious anemia" and the most obvious symptoms were fatigue and brain fog.
06-26-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By MinnMan

Doing the same number of miles each day, whether...

Doing the same number of miles each day, whether it be 15 or 50, is a terrible training strategy.
06-26-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

to each their own, but,,,,,YUCK

to each their own, but,,,,,YUCK
06-22-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By MinnMan

Because you will absorb only a tiny fraction of...

Because you will absorb only a tiny fraction of it. VItamin pills can be a highly inefficient way to get nutrients. Better to get it in your food, if you can.
06-15-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By MinnMan

Actually looking at the options in the poll...

Actually looking at the options in the poll now.....

OK, so he won a stage. That's great and it some of us didn't expect it. But competing for the green jersey? no way. He's just not ever...
06-15-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By MinnMan

In this sub-forum, we mostly make fund of team...

In this sub-forum, we mostly make fund of team management and a few riders. Oh, and we make fun of ourselves and our predictions.

Speaking of predictions, the OP really stepped in it posting this...
06-15-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By MinnMan

I'll bet race organizers of lesser-known races...

I'll bet race organizers of lesser-known races like the rule, as it will bring stronger riders to their events
06-15-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By MinnMan

I have hearing loss, though I attribute it to my...

I have hearing loss, though I attribute it to my younger loud-music days. I broke down and got hearing aids this year. But somehow, I still can't hear my wife at times.

More seriously, I had...
06-14-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By MinnMan

UCI team relegation - a new dimension

I know that it's controversial in certain circles and that Unzue hates it (so what?), but I've been enjoying this new dimension. It adds one more of road cycling's many races within a race. Also,...
06-14-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By MinnMan

I didn't see that coming. Chapeau.

I didn't see that coming. Chapeau.
06-13-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By MinnMan

I have a friend who swears by these ...

I have a friend who swears by these

https://www.cat-ears.com/

Never tried them, myself.
06-13-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By MinnMan

That's about a dozen 24 ounce bottles (at 8...

That's about a dozen 24 ounce bottles (at 8 lbs/gallon). That's about a bottle every 8 miles, which is a lot for even a hot century. Also, most people would carry far less and stop to obtain more...
06-12-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By MinnMan

As GhostRider62 said, we don't have enough info. ...

As GhostRider62 said, we don't have enough info.

But coasting for 30% of the time on gravel sounds extreme. Except for descents, you can't coast for extended periods of time on gravel b/c the...
06-12-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By MinnMan

J-V looks so strong. When the put the...

J-V looks so strong.

When the put the pressure on in the climbs, they dropped McNulty. Maybe Pogacar doesn't need domestiques, but in the contest between J-V, Ineos, and UAE, you gotta say that...
06-11-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By MinnMan

Oh, cool. No, I don't watch them while on the...

Oh, cool. No, I don't watch them while on the trainer - I do Zwift. But I'm glad you've been enjoying watching cyclocross. It's true that the shorter duration format would make for a good training...
06-10-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By MinnMan

Froome got dropped. So much for that shot-lived...

Froome got dropped. So much for that shot-lived fairy-tale comeback. At this point, I almost feel sorry for the guy, and then I remember what he is being paid.
06-10-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By MinnMan

Sure, give it a go. But those old things can be...

Sure, give it a go. But those old things can be pretty clunky and difficult to enjoy. If it doesn't work for you, then your next least expensive option is probably to find a used trainer, rather...
06-09-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By MinnMan

One can measure the value of a currency against...

One can measure the value of a currency against other currencies, or against its ability to purchase goods and services. The latter is synonymous with inflation. The relatively recent spike in...
06-09-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By MinnMan

Correct. In response to the post by beng1 , who...

Correct. In response to the post by beng1 , who wrote
06-09-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By MinnMan

During this period, the dollar has strengthened...

During this period, the dollar has strengthened against other currencies, not weakened. But don't let facts get in the way of your ideology.
...
06-07-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By MinnMan

This is excellent advice. The short errands...

This is excellent advice. The short errands won't do much for you.
06-07-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By MinnMan

Good on Gaudu. I like Van Aert as a...

Good on Gaudu.

I like Van Aert as a rider, but it won't do his soul harm for him to be taken down a notch.
06-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,775
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, it sounds similar. But whatever it is, it...

Yes, it sounds similar. But whatever it is, it seemingly is not known to cardiologists.
06-06-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,272
Posted By MinnMan

Do that brisk 25 mile ride more often, it won't...

Do that brisk 25 mile ride more often, it won't wear you out as much.
06-06-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By MinnMan

I think Seattle Forrest is on the right track. ...

I think Seattle Forrest is on the right track.

As for improvements from sprint intervals, I'd like to hear the results that tempocyclist gets. Personally, were I to try to make a difference for...
06-05-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,695
Posted By MinnMan

1. The only specs I could find on the Norco...

1. The only specs I could find on the Norco Bigfoot 6.1 say that it weighs 33 pounds, not 43. Did you do something extra to add weight?
...
06-05-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By MinnMan

Jorgenson is racing in the Dauphine, so maybe...

Jorgenson is racing in the Dauphine, so maybe we'll get a chance to see.
06-05-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,695
Posted By MinnMan

IIMHO, Hard and long days require a good store of...

IIMHO, Hard and long days require a good store of glycogen in advance. Trying to catch up on the bike is a losing proposition.

There are others here who seem to believe in the magic of "fat...
06-05-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By MinnMan

Jorgenson.

Jorgenson.
06-03-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

The way kids use slang today, I can't keep track.

The way kids use slang today, I can't keep track.
06-02-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

I know what a nanomole is, and I surely know what...

I know what a nanomole is, and I surely know what coffee is, but no clue as to what nanomolar coffee might be. It doesn't seem like I should be eager to learn.
06-02-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

The horror.

The horror.
06-02-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By MinnMan

Oh, one other version of a fitting I had WAS...

Oh, one other version of a fitting I had WAS useless.

I was going to a big PT organization to deal with an injury, and the PT said, "we have a guy who does bike fittings" and it would be covered...
06-02-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By MinnMan

I should add that I don't count fittings at point...

I should add that I don't count fittings at point of sale as the same thing. The fittings that have mattered to me have been with people who did bike fitting only (no sales) on existing bikes.
...
06-02-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By MinnMan

1. At different times, the motivation for a...

1. At different times, the motivation for a fitting has been different, but usually it's because some bike has been causing me discomfort. Or biking in general was.
2. Measurements of the bike...
06-02-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe. A friend works in a bike shop that is...

Maybe.

A friend works in a bike shop that is one of the flagship Trek dealers in the area. He tells me that the inventory of new bikes is back to close to normal. Right now there is pent-up...
06-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
Posted By MinnMan

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment. I...

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment.

I have not heard much about berberine. Is anybody else here taking it? Experience? Side effects? Supposedly it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort?
06-02-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, it's a bit weird. I have no withdrawal or...

Yeah, it's a bit weird. I have no withdrawal or rebound effects at all. If for whatever reason I suddenly go 3-4 days without coffee, I have no headaches or other obvious poor effects, apart from...
06-02-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

As far as I can tell, the cohort included...

As far as I can tell, the cohort included drinkers of black coffee or those who added modest amounts of sugar. The article says that the results do not necessarily apply to those who get their coffee...
06-01-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,452
Posted By MinnMan

Coffee: Stay alive AND feel more alive

Sorry, it's behind the NYT Paywall, but here's the gist



https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/01/well/eat/coffee-study-lower-dying-risk.html
05-31-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By MinnMan

20 hours/week? When was the last time you took...

20 hours/week? When was the last time you took a rest or dialed it down to a much easier week?
05-31-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By MinnMan

That's a significant gain. Good for you. And...

That's a significant gain. Good for you. And your numbers (though not normalized for weight perhaps) highlight how low mine are.
05-30-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,452
Posted By MinnMan

Not entirely crazy. I certainly prefer riding...

Not entirely crazy. I certainly prefer riding in fair weather, but I do love certain winter rides. For me, the ideal winter ride is riding on hard-packed relatively recent snow without significant...
05-30-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By MinnMan

No top end - how much could I improve it - if I really tried

Please note:

(A) I am not saying I want to do this - I'm just curious.
(B) I am not asking for advice about how to do this - I can figure that part out (intervals, weight lifting, etc.) if I want...
05-29-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,695
Posted By MinnMan

I did indeed. Public high school, but from a very...

I did indeed. Public high school, but from a very high achieving NY suburb. In my year there were 12 who went to Harvard, though in more typical years it was "merely" 5 or 6. And I couldn't count...
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