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09-23-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,654
Posted By terrymorse

Well, I'm in week 13 of my old guy gets off the...

Well, I'm in week 13 of my old guy gets off the couch, picks up a bike and tries to get fit enough to try Huntsman Senior World Games adventure.

So far, the aging body hasn't broken. It looks like...
09-23-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By terrymorse

Riding After a Rest Day

What is the ride after a rest day supposed to feel like?

For me, it's very consistent. I feel like garbage. Legs feel heavy, and my heart rate spikes up well over where it should be, given the...
09-23-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By terrymorse

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

High of 85ļ today, 88ļ 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.
09-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By terrymorse

That's not a bug, that's a feature. If your...

That's not a bug, that's a feature.

If your "boys" tend to hang low, it's a very important feature.
09-23-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
Posted By terrymorse

For the rest of us, aero gloves are just gloves. ...

For the rest of us, aero gloves are just gloves.

I do like a minimal glove, though. If an aero glove had a thumb wipe, and it was reasonably priced, I might give it a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 81,102
Posted By terrymorse

Junk mail advertising inserts work just as well. ...

Junk mail advertising inserts work just as well.

At the top of Mt. Hamilton is a little post office. People pick up their mail there and toss the inserts in the trash bin. Inserts are just the...
09-22-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
Posted By terrymorse

If you're doing a time trial, maybe not a waste....

If you're doing a time trial, maybe not a waste. They cost about as much as regular gloves, and they can reduce drag when in a time trial position. Especially if you have hairy hands.
09-22-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By terrymorse

There is also this TyreKey...

There is also this TyreKey (https://www.amazon.com/TyreKey-No-pinch-tyre-lever-tool/dp/B08YNCWXSK).
09-22-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By terrymorse

The Tarmac. Itís a superior bike in every respect.

The Tarmac. Itís a superior bike in every respect.
09-22-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 698
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:

...
09-22-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 698
Posted By terrymorse

Interaction with Scooter Guy

So I had a brief discussion with a scooter guy today, after he buzzed by me when I was going about 20mph. He was going 30, easy.

I caught up with him at the light.

Me: So did you hack the...
09-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
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, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 794
Posted By terrymorse

I think it's available without a subscription,...

I think it's available without a subscription, but it only works on segments. Any segment that's cat 4 or higher will be marked with its category.

Check out the "Segment Explore" feature, in a...
09-21-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
Posted By terrymorse

Are overtaking bikes/vehicles required to pass on...

Are overtaking bikes/vehicles required to pass on the left? Here in California, they can pass wherever there is room.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 575
Posted By terrymorse

FYI, almost all the air you hear rushing out when...

FYI, almost all the air you hear rushing out when you remove the chuck is the air in the pump hose, so your tire pressure really doesn't drop when you remove the chuck.
09-20-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 717,502
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: 577,282
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:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 575
Posted By terrymorse

Presumably, one ought to already know the tire...

Presumably, one ought to already know the tire pressure during a ride, as a person normally inflates the tires before rolling out.

Now if you could adjust the tire pressure during a ride without...
09-19-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,114
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 81,102
Posted By terrymorse

Same for me, my hill climb is October 4th. Final...

Same for me, my hill climb is October 4th. Final two weeks of training -- I don't want a vaccination funk to interfere with that.

I'll get booster #4 when I get back home.
09-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,078
Posted By terrymorse

Remember when you fell behind the group running...

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

I do. Coach told me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 575
Posted By terrymorse

It's quite easy to detect when a tire is losing...

It's quite easy to detect when a tire is losing pressure. Especially when descending or cornering.

I don't need an expensive doodad to tell me something obvious.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 575
Posted By terrymorse

Quarq TyreWiz...

Quarq TyreWiz (https://www.sram.com/en/quarq/series/tyrewiz)? Never heard of it, but based on the website description, it's a bluetooth device that transmits tire pressure data to your computer in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 81,102
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...
09-18-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
Posted By terrymorse

Let it go.

Let it go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
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: 577,282
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: 31
Views: 639
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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, I think this is the case. Iíve noticed my HR...

Yes, I think this is the case. Iíve noticed my HR starts to rise about 10 seconds after increasing the power, but HR doesnít level off to a new level until at least 30 seconds later.

In the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
Posted By terrymorse

The heart rate response delay is much longer than...

The heart rate response delay is much longer than 1-2 seconds. Coggan says itís on the order of 1 minute.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By terrymorse

As soon as you add sealant to a tubeless tire,...

As soon as you add sealant to a tubeless tire, the rolling resistance advantage changes. A clincher with latex or TPU tube has lower rolling resistance than a similar tubeless with sealant. At the...
09-17-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 794
Posted By terrymorse

I havenít seen anyone mention here the climb...

I havenít seen anyone mention here the climb categories as calculated in Strava:

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917057-Climb-Categorization
09-16-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,732
Posted By terrymorse

The problem is not that you can tell when it is...

The problem is not that you can tell when it is safe to pass.

The problem is that you cannot tell if the driver behind you will think it is safe to pass.

Nobody can read minds.
09-15-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By terrymorse

Where does a soap molecule fall in this oil...

Where does a soap molecule fall in this oil mixing capability? As far as I understand it, one end of a soap molecule is polar, the other end is non-polar.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
Posted By terrymorse

Yeah, those were the cleats I had trouble with....

Yeah, those were the cleats I had trouble with. Maybe I got Assioma pedals that were just a slightly bit tighter than normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
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: 23
Views: 561
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: 103
Views: 1,732
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...
09-14-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By terrymorse

My waist gets smaller. My quads, hamstrings, and...

My waist gets smaller. My quads, hamstrings, and glutes get bigger. I lose about 5 pounds. My body fat drops a few percentage points. I get a farmer tan. My resting heart rate drops from the mid-50s...
09-14-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 697
Posted By terrymorse

No worries, I have zero desire to ride a...

No worries, I have zero desire to ride a tricycle, and I don't anticipate I will change my mind.

Strange that I've never seen one of these trikes on our local mountain roads. How does your...
09-14-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,506
Posted By terrymorse

This study is pretty good: Age Does Not...

This study is pretty good:

Age Does Not Affect the Material Properties of Expanded Polystyrene Liners in Field-Used Bicycle Helmets (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26902784/)

Based on these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,486
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By terrymorse

As far as climbing fitness goes, 57 is young.

As far as climbing fitness goes, 57 is young.
09-14-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,113
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: 397,506
Posted By terrymorse

The conventional ďwisdomĒ is a myth. Old bike...

The conventional ďwisdomĒ is a myth. Old bike helmets donít lose their protection capability.
09-13-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,113
Posted By terrymorse

Update: 19 days to go. Thereís no way Iíll get...

Update: 19 days to go. Thereís no way Iíll get close to the winning hill climb times, but Iíve improved quite a bit since July.

Today, I did a tempo/threshold climb up Mt. Hamilton. I was only 3%...
09-13-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
Posted By terrymorse

You don't have to spend crazy money for a bottle...

You don't have to spend crazy money for a bottle cage, but please avoid the cheap and flimsy ones that lose bottles if you go over a bump. A bottle cage is safety equipment.

I lost a good friend...
09-13-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
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...
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