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    TDF Factoid.

    Whilst watching the TDF; I keep hearing these little factoids come out. Interesting one came up yesterday and that was with regard to Fluid loss.

    Whatever weight you have lost in the day- If you do not replace half that weight in fluid within 1 1/2 hours of finishing the ride- You will not be finishing the TDF.
    In other words- lose 4 lbs weight on the day and you have to replace 2 lbs of that with fluid quickly- otherwise it will affect your riding in the following days.

    Worked in my favour today- Lost two lbs weight- despite drinking 2 litres of water and a large coffee on the ride- and eating a large Brie and Bacon baguette- so had to open up another bottle of Chilled white bordeaux to recover.
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    Good reminder, stapfam. Lots of folks let themselves get at least somewhat dehydrated.
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    Never know what you're going to pick up watching the pros. (Certainly not their riding position.) Watched a rider (Dessel?) unclip a few days ago and pull his lower leg up vertically to stretch his quads after a climb. Son of a ***, I tried it and it felt good. I've done on-bike stretches but not that one. Cool.

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    I am giving test data relative to this subject:
    We had two very hot and humid days in the greater Chicago area.
    Saturday it was mid 90's very high humidity. I did a training ride of 50 miles at my PB time with two one liter bottles of Gatorade while riding. More fluids before starting and at mid point with a Subway sandwich.
    Today, Sunday, upper 90's. Slowed down to 15 MPH average on a limestone trail with 700 x 38 tires. Fluid consumption same as above. No ill effects.

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    I've read that to compete in the TDF and the other two 3 week races that riders have to hydrate via IV. My geriatric mind is thoroughly boggled by the idea. It seemed credible, but I'd like to know if it is really true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by head_wind
    I've read that to compete in the TDF and the other two 3 week races that riders have to hydrate via IV. My geriatric mind is thoroughly boggled by the idea. It seemed credible, but I'd like to know if it is really true.
    In Lance Armstrong's first book he talks about the IV after stages of the TdF. I don't recall the specifics but he says it is the only way to recuperate properly and then be competitive in the next stage.
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    You realize, of course, that by definitions, a "factoid" is untrue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep
    You realize, of course, that by definitions, a "factoid" is untrue.
    From dictionary.com:

    ac·toid Audio pronunciation of "factoid" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fktoid)
    n.

    1. A piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual, often as part of a publicity effort, and that is then accepted as true because of frequent repetition: “What one misses finally is what might have emerged beyond both facts and factoidsa profound definition of the Marilyn Monroe phenomenon” (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
    2. Usage Problem. A brief, somewhat interesting fact.

    fac·toidal adj.

    Usage Note: The -oid suffix normally imparts the meaning “resembling, having the appearance of” to the words it attaches to. Thus the anthropoid apes are the apes that are most like humans (from Greek anthrpos, “human being”). In some words -oid has a slightly extended meaning“having characteristics of, but not the same as,” as in humanoid, a being that has human characteristics but is not really human. Similarly, factoid originally referred to a piece of information that appears to be reliable or accurate, as from being repeated so often that people assume it is true. The word still has this meaning in standard usage. Seventy-three percent of the Usage Panel accepts it in the sentence It would be easy to condemn the book as a concession to the television age, as a McLuhanish melange of pictures and factoids which give the illusion of learning without the substance. ·Factoid has since developed a second meaning, that of a brief, somewhat interesting fact, that might better have been called a factette. The Panelists have less enthusiasm for this usage, however, perhaps because they believe it to be confusing. Only 43 percent of the panel accepts it in Each issue of the magazine begins with a list of factoids, like how many pounds of hamburger were consumed in Texas last month. Many Panelists prefer terms such as statistics, trivia, useless facts, and just plain facts in this sentence.


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    factoid

    n 1: something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print

    2: a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    From dictionary.com:



    Usage Note: The -oid suffix normally imparts the meaning “resembling, having the appearance of” to the words it attaches to. Thus the anthropoid apes are the apes that are most like humans (from Greek anthrpos, “human being”).

    Then what is a Astroid?

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    Or a hemorrhoid?

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