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    They break at the brifter. I've also had a cable...

    They break at the brifter. I've also had a cable kink or fray and need replacement due to overbending during shipping. Since most of the cable is usually still there, you just tie it off to the frame...
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    And only an idiot would try to run from a wolf....

    And only an idiot would try to run from a wolf. Or a bear. Or a cougar. Then you're prey. Spray is meant to be discharged when stopped, in a huge cloud.

    The comments are interesting. I'd add a...
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    I've broken RD cables, never a FD or brake. So I...

    I've broken RD cables, never a FD or brake. So I always carry a RD cable. Quite small, quite light, really. I'd hate to try loaded touring on a 2 or 3 speed bike, though that's fine on a sport bike.
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    I use Strava to keep track of my results....

    I use Strava to keep track of my results. Increases in VAM are the thing to look for.
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    So true. For many years I did the complicated...

    So true. For many years I did the complicated training programs and rode with groups faster than I and I made improvements. Eventually did a 12 hour double in my early 60s. However, there's also...
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    That's good to hear. Ride safe.

    That's good to hear. Ride safe.
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    Depends on the temperature. I try to keep my...

    Depends on the temperature. I try to keep my training room at 50-55 and absolutely need a big box fan. I still leave a puddle on the floor. Dissipating heat greatly improves power delivery.
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    But is it scientific? A lot of training stuff one...

    But is it scientific? A lot of training stuff one sees and hears sounds scientific and is really complicated, but has it been proven to be better than some alternative in double-blind crossover...
  9. Yup. Practice. Wind it up to ~120 rpm or to where...

    Yup. Practice. Wind it up to ~120 rpm or to where you start to bounce on the saddle and just hold it there as long as you can. Repeat once a week. When you can hold it for 1/2 hour without breathing...
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    We'll see, eh? I hope that those who try this...

    We'll see, eh? I hope that those who try this will come back to tell their stories next fall.
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    I think an issue is that OK, you measure it in...

    I think an issue is that OK, you measure it in one environment and set your zones. But then how applicable are these zones to the riding or training you do in the other environment?

    My guess is...
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    One thing to keep in mind in the discussion of...

    One thing to keep in mind in the discussion of the benefits of weight training for endurance cycling is this:

    If you look at the performance increases obtained through the studied strength...
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    Question on training the iliopsoas: A set of...

    Question on training the iliopsoas:
    A set of Norwegian researchers published several of the studies which I found through the links in this thread. One of the exercises performed by their subjects...
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    I suppose one could say so. I don't know how much...

    I suppose one could say so. I don't know how much science is in it. My observation is that up to about a 200k if you have been riding that far total per week for a few weeks, you can finish OK. If...
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    Yes. I like it. It doesn't do everything, but...

    Yes. I like it. It doesn't do everything, but it's a good option: warm, fairly windproof, and can take a little water without getting uncomfortable. It's possible to wear it in heavy rain at say 45,...
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    If you fail a set, you're not doing "nothing."...

    If you fail a set, you're not doing "nothing." Pete Penseyres could sled 50 reps at 450 when he was over 50. That isn't nothing. Please, have a go at it. I usually try to fail my last set no matter...
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    I ride before the gym. Simple. In the winter...

    I ride before the gym. Simple. In the winter that's usually a roller ride. I try not to reduce my bike volume to accommodate gym work. Instead I'll ride at recovery or endurance intensity if my legs...
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    Latex gloves. I ride tandem with my wife. Our...

    Latex gloves. I ride tandem with my wife. Our team weight is 288, plus the 36 lb. bike, plus gear and water for both of us. We run PRO4 Endurance in 25mm which will measure almost 28mm after being...
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    One thing I don't recall seeing discussed vis a...

    One thing I don't recall seeing discussed vis a vis gym work is energy production rate. My experience is that this is the slowest thing to train. Strength comes much quicker.

    On the bike, one of...
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    I don't quite get what you are saying here. Your...

    I don't quite get what you are saying here. Your link recommends 3-5 minute rests between sets for maximum strength and/or power gains. However your prescribed workout is rather the opposite. IME to...
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    I also like fast tires. I do think they make a...

    I also like fast tires. I do think they make a difference. I've completed many brevets on fast tires without flats. The flats I've had were sidewall cuts from large sharp stones which could happen...
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    Thank you for that link! Training methodologies...

    Thank you for that link! Training methodologies seem to have become more targeted with experience. These studies are relatively new and new to me. That link provides links to the abstracts for other,...
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    Peeing once on a 40 mile ride is normal. Even on a 60 I usually only pee once. About every 3 hours is good. It's not a good idea to hyperhydrate the day before a ride. If you want to drink a little...
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    There is more than one technical definition of...

    There is more than one technical definition of LT. However, it's usual to specify lactate accumulation of 4 mmol/liter.
    What is Lactate and Lactate Threshold | TrainingPeaks
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    You have the book and say it has reputable...

    You have the book and say it has reputable scientific studies of cyclists. Hey, post the links!

    BTW, when they say the "strongest rider" will win the Tour, they don't mean the guy who squats the...
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