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08-11-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,082
Posted By terrymorse

I don't know for sure if it makes me stronger,...

I don't know for sure if it makes me stronger, but when I intentionally push a big gear up hills, my muscles are sore the next day.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By terrymorse

You have the pedal, measure it. The min. width...

You have the pedal, measure it. The min. width and depth are right there in the Campy spec drawing:

...
08-11-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By terrymorse

The reason why Campagnolo doesn't want you to...

The reason why Campagnolo doesn't want you to install a washer is because it would reduce the number of threads that are engaged, causing additional stress on the engaged threads, possibly leading to...
08-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,684
Posted By terrymorse

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at...

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at dawn and dusk. They can be quite the hazard.

Iíve had several close calls with deer.
08-10-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,592
Posted By terrymorse

The Revelate Mag-Tank 2000...

The Revelate Mag-Tank 2000 (https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/cockpit/magtank2000) is slightly larger, at 9.5x4.5x4.5 (85 cu. in.). Price is $65.

The space above the top tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

Not true. The case rate among the vaccinated is...

Not true. The case rate among the vaccinated is considerably less than among the non-vaccinated. It's currently about one fourth as much in our county.



The healthiest thing you can do is get...
08-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,326
Posted By terrymorse

That seems to make sense, but so far, science...

That seems to make sense, but so far, science hasn't been able to find an upper limit to that range, where the risks outweigh the benefits:

________Master Endurance Athletes and Cardiovascular...
08-09-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,592
Posted By terrymorse

Check out the frame bags from Revelate Design...

Check out the frame bags from Revelate Design (https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Frame-Bags). Quite a selection, and their products are quite durable.
08-09-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By terrymorse

^^^ This is nonsense. ...

^^^ This is nonsense.


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08-09-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By terrymorse

Somehow, this article seems pertinent here: ...

Somehow, this article seems pertinent here:
__________Why Some People Always Need to Be Right (https://www.menshealth.com/trending-news/a19548571/why-some-people-need-to-be-right/)“People who always...
08-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,326
Posted By terrymorse

New article on heart health in endurance athletes

On a subject near and dear to our hearts (literally), Sweat Science author Alex Hutchinson has just written a new article in Outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,501
Posted By terrymorse

10-20%? For 40-120 minutes?! Where are such...

10-20%? For 40-120 minutes?!

Where are such R.O.U.G.s (Roads of Unusual Grade)? I don't think they exist.
08-07-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,265
Posted By terrymorse

Working that toe down pedaling style.

Working that toe down pedaling style.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, honestly. It doesn't take a PhD in...

Yes, honestly. It doesn't take a PhD in epidemiology to conclude that the unvaccinated are more likely to transmit the virus.

Is the risk of contracting the virus much less when vaccinated? Data...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

Data pulled from hospitalizations don't tell you...

Data pulled from hospitalizations don't tell you much about effectiveness.

Better estimates of effectiveness can be found in journal articles, like this very recent one, Bernal et al, July 21,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

I disagree. If the people in close proximity are...

I disagree. If the people in close proximity are not vaccinated, the chances of my acquiring and transmitting the disease are far greater.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

Question asked. In case you're looking for an...

Question asked. In case you're looking for an answer, here are my personal reasons:

Because this virus is highly contagious and causes serious illness.

Being vaccinated, I almost certainly...
08-06-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,956
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, I can relate. I used to ride as long and as...

Yes, I can relate. I used to ride as long and as hard as I wanted. Now figuring out how much recovery time I need, and when, is something I'm still trying to determine.

My quads were sore...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

Polio and measles are caused by viruses, also. ...

Polio and measles are caused by viruses, also.

Measles is still active, over 100,000 die yearly from it. A single measles vaccine is 93% effective.

There is no need to put scare quotes around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

That is not my conclusion. My conclusion is that...

That is not my conclusion. My conclusion is that the Delta variant is readily transmitted to--and among--the vaccinated, and that a vaccinated but infected person probably transmits the virus as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

And here we have some of the mental gymnastics I...

And here we have some of the mental gymnastics I was referring to.

I assumed that the 69% vaccination rate was the reported number for Massachusetts. I was right.

I also assumed that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

It still takes some rather sophisticated mental...

It still takes some rather sophisticated mental gymnastics to rationalize away this:

~69% of the population was fully vaccinated
75% of the positive cases were fully vaccinated

It also...
08-06-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,388
Posted By terrymorse

Bikes are meant to be ridden, not gawked at. ...

Bikes are meant to be ridden, not gawked at.

Adjust the fit to make it comfortable, and ride that thing!

If you can't make if comfortable, find it a new home.
08-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By terrymorse

You'll get the same benefit out of an upgrade,...

You'll get the same benefit out of an upgrade, big or small. Regardless of whether or not you already have done the "big" changes.

But yes, it does make sense to first go after the "low hanging...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

I'm not convinced that the data support the...

I'm not convinced that the data support the "vaccinated people are far less likely to become infected" conclusion.

In the July COVID-19 outbreak after large gatherings in Barnstable County, Mass.,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,861
Posted By terrymorse

COVID-19 definitely is not a flu (influenza)...

COVID-19 definitely is not a flu (influenza) strain. It is a coronavirus.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,064
Posted By terrymorse

Boo to the rider on the front who didn't point...

Boo to the rider on the front who didn't point out the road hazard.
08-06-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By terrymorse

This is the equivalent to "until you get down to...

This is the equivalent to "until you get down to your ideal body weight, a lighter bike won't do much for you".

Both arguments are nonsensical.

Will aero wheels change anyone from pack filler...
08-06-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,663
Posted By terrymorse

Flop sweat happens on opening night, when you...

Flop sweat happens on opening night, when you discover that the show you've poured your heart and soul into is a flop, and you'll have to go back to your job waiting tables.

Flop sweat doesn't...
08-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,817
Posted By terrymorse

Smoke forecast for today (2021-08-06). Not...

Smoke forecast for today (2021-08-06). Not pretty:


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,573
Posted By terrymorse

Skeletal muscles are an important part of the...

Skeletal muscles are an important part of the system. It's where oxygen combines with fuel to produce power. It's where the hard working mitochondria live. It's where the capillaries live that carry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,573
Posted By terrymorse

The power is the same. But the effort is...

The power is the same. But the effort is different.
08-04-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By terrymorse

How is the new hip working out for you? The...

How is the new hip working out for you? The surgeon said I may eventually need a replacement. But so far, so good. Not much discomfort, some reduced range of motion.
08-04-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By terrymorse

Looks like there is considerable cracking, thatís...

Looks like there is considerable cracking, thatís usually caused by UV or ozone. Or heat.
08-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By terrymorse

My hip joint broke into four pieces. The initial...

My hip joint broke into four pieces. The initial plan was to do a total replacement, but the surgeon said he could save the joint. I now have a compression screw with a 4-hole plate, installed from...
08-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By terrymorse

I wouldn't say that stamina is the only thing...

I wouldn't say that stamina is the only thing medium intensity training is good for.

Level 2 (Endurance) produces these adaptations, from Coggan:

Plasma volume: fair
Muscle mitochondrial...
08-02-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By terrymorse

I don't know what qualifies as "strength...

I don't know what qualifies as "strength endurance", but I've found that intentionally pushing a big gear up short climbs has given me the ability to get up grades of 14% or more.

Several weeks...
08-01-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By terrymorse

As long as you know what the risks are, okay.

As long as you know what the risks are, okay.
08-01-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,956
Posted By terrymorse

What do you use to track/analyze heart rate...

What do you use to track/analyze heart rate variability? And how do you interpret it? I assume a high variability is good, low means you need a rest.

I see HRV in my iPhone's Heath app, but the...
08-01-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By terrymorse

I was thinking of this article in The Lancet: ...

I was thinking of this article in The Lancet:

No level of alcohol consumption improves health (https://www.thelancet.com/article/S0140-6736(18)31571-X/fulltext)

Excerpt:

The level of...
08-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,956
Posted By terrymorse

Yes. I have noticed that I need more rest days...

Yes. I have noticed that I need more rest days now than 20 years ago, when I used to ride as long and as hard as I wanted to--and rarely had to take time off the bike.

So maybe recovery simply...
08-01-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By terrymorse

This is not true. There is only one healthy level...

This is not true. There is only one healthy level of alcohol consumption: zero.
08-01-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By terrymorse

Another thing that can cause a chain to slip...

Another thing that can cause a chain to slip between the cassette and the hub: a bent derailleur hanger.
08-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,956
Posted By terrymorse

Older not Slower?

Is the gradual slowing and power loss as we age inevitable?

Can we still ride at a high level into our 60s and beyond? Can we get faster?

My tentative answer, with a data set of size one, is...
08-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,894
Posted By terrymorse

I find that very hard to believe. 90F with...

I find that very hard to believe.

90F with 90% relative humidity is a dew point of 87F. Almost the highest dew point ever recorded in the US.

So definitely not "not unusual".
08-01-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By terrymorse

Granted, it looks striking. But I wonder what...

Granted, it looks striking. But I wonder what performance issue this strange design is supposed to address.
07-31-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 9,902
Posted By terrymorse

^ This. Who wants to bike on a MUP, any way?...

^ This. Who wants to bike on a MUP, any way? Leave them to the walkers, joggers, dog walkers, roller skaters, baby carriage pushers, etc.
07-31-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By terrymorse

At 6 weeks, I could pedal okay on the road, but I...

At 6 weeks, I could pedal okay on the road, but I couldnít walk without a cane. I carried a folding cane in my jersey pocket, and I needed help getting my leg over the top tube. Other than that, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By terrymorse

The only sand I worry about is the stuff on the...

The only sand I worry about is the stuff on the curves that makes descending more exciting than it needs to be.

Drivetrain? Feh. Maybe some sand would make it wear slightly more quickly. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,398
Posted By terrymorse

Sorry, some editor weirdness mucked up the URL. ...

Sorry, some editor weirdness mucked up the URL.

I corrected my posting, please try it again.
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