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05-24-22, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I have a 70+ age group at GMR so please do not...

I have a 70+ age group at GMR so please do not eliminate that. At Fiesta,our 70 group was the largest with 7 racers.
05-24-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

furiousferret are u racing GMR hill climb?

furiousferret are u racing GMR hill climb?
05-23-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,849
Posted By Hermes

Congrats on the win. How big was the field,...

Congrats on the win. How big was the field, category and length of the race? Why was the 1/2 slower? I assume the regional is the state championship?
05-23-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,416
Posted By Hermes

For cyclists, one kjoule measured by a power...

For cyclists, one kjoule measured by a power meter on the bike approximately equals one calorie (food calorie).

Here is a write up from Trainerroad....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Hermes

I would definitely pack your fast legs for...

I would definitely pack your fast legs for Mallorca and Algarve.:D I really like the idea of riding with AlgarveCycling coach as a tour guide. That would be amazing.

Here are a couple of pics from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Hermes

I had the Rotor Q rings 50/34. SRAM red manual. ...

I had the Rotor Q rings 50/34. SRAM red manual. Generally, okay but the mechanics hate them and if there is any problem with shifting it is the Q rings. And that may be true.

I thought they...
05-20-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday: Fiesta TT bike. 3 x (12 minutes of...

Tuesday: Fiesta TT bike. 3 x (12 minutes of 30”on/1’off). Very solid power (150%) on 3rd set. Maybe an all time record (total peak energy produced) for the last set for this workout.

Last...
05-19-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,311
Views: 3,765,758
Posted By Hermes

20Km Fiesta ITT 3 of 7 Masters 70+ Great day...

20Km Fiesta ITT 3 of 7 Masters 70+

Great day to race. 14 second spread on the podium. I guess I did not suffer enough.

Pic courtesy of Fiesta Time Trials

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Hermes

AlgarveCycling This thread needs your assistance....

AlgarveCycling This thread needs your assistance. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have been to Mallorca 4 times. ...

My wife and I have been to Mallorca 4 times. Once with Santana Adventures in 2008 where we rode our tandem and the other three on our own staying at Club Son Antem that is a Marriott Vacation Club. ...
05-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16,987
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Posted By Hermes

Welcome back and props on the racing.

Welcome back and props on the racing.
05-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By Hermes

Here is a workout I did yesterday. I am not...

Here is a workout I did yesterday. I am not suggesting anyone else do this workout but it is designed to increase strength, threshold power and anaerobic power. It also shows the disconnect between...
05-17-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. To limit spam on the...

Welcome to Bike Forums. To limit spam on the site, we require 10 substantive posts prior to allowing a new member to post pictures. The best way generate acceptable posts is to go to introductions...
05-16-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By Hermes

For her age group, it is approximately, 38.xx Km...

For her age group, it is approximately, 38.xx Km but I think she will do above 40Km.
05-16-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By Hermes

Yes, She raced the women’s open 40Km and won. She...

Yes, She raced the women’s open 40Km and won. She is training for the hour record and plans an attempt at Aguascalientes, Mexico velodrome in August.
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By Hermes

For the results matter people, today I turn 73...

For the results matter people, today I turn 73 today, yay, and yesterday competed in a 20Km time trial. 3rd of 7 participants in the 70+ age group. The podium had a 14 second spread so I wondered...
05-12-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 304,437
Posted By Hermes

Piano lessons progressing. Teacher wants me to...

Piano lessons progressing. Teacher wants me to start a new piece. Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata. I asked her why that piece out of the countless choices and she said, it has some techniques that she...
05-12-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Saturday and Sunday 1.5 hour endurance rides...

Saturday and Sunday 1.5 hour endurance rides along the coast.
Monday, strength training
Tuesday, Velo Sports Center structured track workout with coach. Warmup, flying kilo accelerations, 20’ (53...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,081
Posted By Hermes

A couple of years ago, my coach had a 3 hour...

A couple of years ago, my coach had a 3 hour session at the track on pedaling technique on when and how to use it. We practiced different techniques doing efforts on the track. I use different foot...
Forum: Triathlon
05-06-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By Hermes

An obvious point in the name of the event is Tri...

An obvious point in the name of the event is Tri meaning three different events combined into one. Swimming is the most technical of the three and typically, the bike portion is non decisive. So...
Forum: Triathlon
05-06-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By Hermes

We have a triathlon forum. I could move this...

We have a triathlon forum. I could move this thread to that forum for you and you may get some additional information.

My comment about your PM question is, find a triathlon coach who specializes...
05-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,048
Posted By Hermes

Biker395 You are one of the most gonzo, long...

Biker395 You are one of the most gonzo, long distance riders/climbers I know of on BF. Furnace Creek 508???, centuries, and etc. You should be instructing on training for cycling.

I separate HR...
05-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Hermes

I would be suspicious of peak power readings...

I would be suspicious of peak power readings during sprinting due to the IMO, poor transient response of power meters with accelerometers measuring cadence. At best the sampling rate is once per...
05-02-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,009
Posted By Hermes

Age 73, racing and training 6 to 7 times per week...

Age 73, racing and training 6 to 7 times per week road and track with strength training in the gym. I use a cycling coach and for a couple of weeks used a personal trainer at the gym to tune up my...
04-30-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Hermes

My question…Does your left leg get tired when...

My question…Does your left leg get tired when targeted? I find that holding 50/50 is all mental focus. IMO, it is the neurology of firing more left leg fibers and relaxing right leg fibers that...
04-28-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

3 hour track workout on Tuesday at the indoor...

3 hour track workout on Tuesday at the indoor track. 80 lap warmup and then flying kilo acceleration. 2x56 lap pace line effort at 25 mph with a 4xflying 500 meter team sprints between the 56 lap...
04-27-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By Hermes

I have Garmin power pedals and noticed that my...

I have Garmin power pedals and noticed that my left leg had a lower contribution than it used to have - post ride analysis.

I put left/right balance on my Garmin 830 screen and kept an eye on the...
04-25-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,849
Posted By Hermes

burnthesheep Here is a book you may find...

burnthesheep Here is a book you may find interesting. https://www.amazon.com/Iron-War-Scott-Allen-Greatest/dp/1934030937 I liked it.
04-24-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,849
Posted By Hermes

BTS, well done. You definitely won the sock and...

BTS, well done. You definitely won the sock and shoe podium as well.:D
04-22-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Wow. 30 seconds per mile is huge. I would have...

Wow. 30 seconds per mile is huge. I would have loved to have the super shoes when I was racing 10K. How does one not wear those shoes and be competitive?
04-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Pretty quiet here…training is repetitive without...

Pretty quiet here…training is repetitive without much new and interesting variations.

It is always rewarding to see other racers in person. TMonk looks like he is in great shape and has the...
04-19-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,849
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta Island Time Trial Men 70+ 1of2 33:18 ...

Fiesta Island Time Trial
Men 70+ 1of2 33:18
20Km on a 4.1 mile loop (no turn around) flat terrain.
Windy with 8 mph headwind on the front section. The back section which is usually windy and...
04-18-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,042
Posted By Hermes

MinnMan EE? My degree is electrical...

MinnMan EE? My degree is electrical engineering and I agree with your assessment.

My gym has a fancy machine that we stand on and hold handles with our thumbs on a spot on the grips with our...
04-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Fun track workout at VSC on Thursday. I did some...

Fun track workout at VSC on Thursday. I did some motor work on the pursuit bike and then reconfigured the bike for sprints and did two flying team sprint efforts with two other racers. I rode the...
04-14-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By Hermes

Moved from 50+ to Pills and Ills.

Moved from 50+ to Pills and Ills.
04-14-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Carson track workout today and Fiesta TT on...

Carson track workout today and Fiesta TT on Sunday. First race since the pandemic.

TMonk wktmeow Are you racing?
04-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Jumps and 3x flying 100 meters at SDV 96 gear...

Jumps and 3x flying 100 meters at SDV 96 gear inches 20’ RBI. Average temperature at the track - 102 degrees.
04-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Track week with coach at Velo Sports Center in...

Track week with coach at Velo Sports Center in the bag. 60k of motor paced efforts in pace line on pursuit bike in the aerobars. It is great to be back training with focus.
03-31-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By Hermes

I have found what I do on rest days to be all...

I have found what I do on rest days to be all about context. This week, I am doing hard structured workouts with my coach at the LA Velodrome. I am staying off my legs and stretching and foam...
03-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

ATP/PC and anaerobic threshold work at San Diego...

ATP/PC and anaerobic threshold work at San Diego Velodrome 4 x 100 meter jumps (2 seated and 2 standing) and 4x flying 500 meter efforts in 92,94,96,96 gear inches. Great day and we had the track to...
03-23-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,570
Posted By Hermes

166 this AM.

166 this AM.
03-22-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills.

Moved to Pills and Ills.
03-16-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Ski week. Two days in the bag. My biggest...

Ski week. Two days in the bag. My biggest improvement is altitude adaptation. I no longer have significant altitude symptoms such as headache. I climbed 4 flights of stairs to avoid a crowded...
03-11-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 304,437
Posted By Hermes

TMonk I found this versus of Art of the Fugue...

TMonk I found this versus of Art of the Fugue Contrapunctus (counterpoint) I - IV played by a chamber orchestra and these guys are really good. Bach offers no hint of tempo, volume or any markings on...
03-10-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 304,437
Posted By Hermes

Here is the Art of the Fugue played by a brass...

Here is the Art of the Fugue played by a brass ensemble. The notes and structure are the same as the piano piece. The different voices are very pronounced due to being played by different instruments...
03-10-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 304,437
Posted By Hermes

Piano lesson yesterday. I have been working on...

Piano lesson yesterday. I have been working on Bach’s Art of the Fugue for months. Today, she says, you play that very well. So now we have to work more on the voicing and interpretation. And you...
03-10-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Rode the Tacx Neo 2 on Saturday and Sunday in erg...

Rode the Tacx Neo 2 on Saturday and Sunday in erg mode and used one of my coaches routines for an endurance workout. I punched in the power changes required on my iPhone over time - not that...
03-07-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,418
Posted By Hermes

Here is an article about why some cyclists are...

Here is an article about why some cyclists are better at climbing verus time trialing and vice versa. https://cyclingtips.com/2013/09/climbing-and-time-trialling-how-power-outputs-are-affected/
...
03-02-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Monday strength training with new personal...

Monday strength training with new personal trainer at gym. Yikes, as I am writing this I have DOMS galore. Most of the workout was using my body weight versus free weights or machines with a focus...
02-28-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16,987
Views: 1,167,025
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, a two hour endurance ride from Camp...

Yesterday, a two hour endurance ride from Camp Pendleton South Gate to San Clemente and returning. We set a Strava PR on the way back 6.6 miles @ 22.6 mph through the majority of the camp flat to...
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