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Old 08-14-18, 06:05 AM
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I drove through there last month on my way to T-Town. It looked like a great place to go riding.
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Old 08-14-18, 06:45 AM
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2 hours northeast is Trexlertown velodrome and some of the best riding anywhere. Also where bicycling magazine is.
that too!

also, approx 90 minutes south is Rock Creek Park in Washington DC, if you like big race paced group rides, the 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. (both are on Saturday a.m.) are options. Here's a link to ride description, but note that they are both on saturdays. https://dcpaceline.weebly.com/dc.html
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fantastic road and off road riding in that area

Although it starts in MD, you could build a lot of routes from this. Civil War Century. I've ridden most or all of these roads at some point, generally speaking, they are very rural and have a significant degree of variability of terrain. No super long climbs or high altitude, but many that are steep and approx 1.5 to 2.5 miles in length.
Thanks, I'll have to check out some of those climbs if I make it. Unfortunately I can't go too far out of the way as my wife will be at work and then on the weekend we'll hit up Philly for some cheesesteak .
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Pork with broccoli rabe > cheesesteak
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Signed up to be a lab rat at my alma mater. "Real-time detection of muscle fatigue while cycling"
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Signed up to be a lab rat at my alma mater. "Real-time detection of muscle fatigue while cycling"
hopefully your experience goes better than mine did!
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Awesome paint jobs, and they've finally done something they should have done years ago. Discs on an afforadble, aero frameset. Will consider for this for next year if I feel like making the jump to discs.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/al...=237208-154239
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Anyone know anything about Orange and Rockland Utility or Spring Valley, NY?

Seems like the kind of utility I've been looking for, in a part of NY we might like. Job opening I'm pretty well qualified for. I'll apply regardless, just curious.
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Old 08-15-18, 10:24 PM
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Anyone know anything about Orange and Rockland Utility or Spring Valley, NY?

Seems like the kind of utility I've been looking for, in a part of NY we might like. Job opening I'm pretty well qualified for. I'll apply regardless, just curious.
Didn't you move recently, like in the last couple years?
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
Anyone know anything about Orange and Rockland Utility or Spring Valley, NY?

Seems like the kind of utility I've been looking for, in a part of NY we might like. Job opening I'm pretty well qualified for. I'll apply regardless, just curious.

I grew up in Rockland, and my HS girlfriend lived in Spring Valley. I still live on the Rockland border. Spring Valley proper isn't a great town, but Rockland in general is rural suburbia. And there are loads of lovely towns surrounding SV. It's right on the the NJ border or Montvale (when I was a kid Chestnut Ridge was simply a neighborhood in Spring Valley). You could easily live some place with great riding and schools and be a very very short distance from O&R HQ. I'm maybe 20 minutes from there.
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Didn't you move recently, like in the last couple years?
Twice, yeah. 2 years ago from NC to PA to my in laws, one year ago about 30 minutes from there to here. Saying it that way does sound a little crazy looking so soon, and staying is an option. One problem is I'm currently underpaid some and the only thing that makes it close to okay is a retirement plan that doesn't fully vest for 6 years, and we don't see any way we stick out this job for another 4.5 years, so it's better to leave earlier than later.
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Awesome paint jobs, and they've finally done something they should have done years ago. Discs on an afforadble, aero frameset. Will consider for this for next year if I feel like making the jump to discs.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/al...=237208-154239
I like the iridescent main color and the way the two colors go together, but I look at that seafoam for the decals and fork and my brain says, "what the hell is celeste doing on a bike that's not a bianchi?"
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Originally Posted by Ttoc6 View Post
Awesome paint jobs, and they've finally done something they should have done years ago. Discs on an afforadble, aero frameset. Will consider for this for next year if I feel like making the jump to discs.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/al...=237208-154239
I just got this: https://www.kindhuman.cc/us/kampionne-disc. Discs, check. Aero, check. Affordable, well, umm, sure. It's a bit of a fred machine, but then again, so am I these days!

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Old 08-17-18, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
hopefully your experience goes better than mine did!
I got the protocol today. It's just a VO2max test with some sensors/electrodes on my chest and legs (EMG, ECG, NIRS, temperature, blood pressure).
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
I got the protocol today. It's just a VO2max test with some sensors/electrodes on my chest and legs (EMG, ECG, NIRS, temperature, blood pressure).
Ugh, my v02max test was on a treadmill just running. It tilted and got faster as time went on.

I wonder if I would have done "better" with a bike test but oh well. Not something I'd want to do too often!
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I go off first for the TT tomorrow for my cat. Would've liked to have people to chase, but there is only three of us. One is the RR junior national champ who also got second at TT's. Wooo
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looks like you have your work cut out for you haha. Good luck!
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Old 08-20-18, 12:02 AM
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Ugh, my v02max test was on a treadmill just running. It tilted and got faster as time went on.

I wonder if I would have done "better" with a bike test but oh well. Not something I'd want to do too often!
assuming you are (like most people) not a great runner and not going out on a limb to guess that at a minimum your run training is much less than your cycling...

yeah, you would see different results on a treadmill vs bike.
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assuming you are (like most people) not a great runner and not going out on a limb to guess that at a minimum your run training is much less than your cycling...

yeah, you would see different results on a treadmill vs bike.
He is certainly more adapted to cycling but running VO2 tests generally yield higher numbers than cycling tests. I'd wager the numbers would come out pretty close.
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He is certainly more adapted to cycling but running VO2 tests generally yield higher numbers than cycling tests. I'd wager the numbers would come out pretty close.
yes, VO2max, lab-tested, on a bike is generally less than when done by running HOWEVER... as cyclists *most* of us have really poor running form and our legs will give out before our lungs.

my gut tells me he won't make it as far, will wind up with a lower number, and the difference will not be more than the difference between a cycling v running test for someone who is fit/adapted at both.
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Ugh, my v02max test was on a treadmill just running. It tilted and got faster as time went on.

I wonder if I would have done "better" with a bike test but oh well. Not something I'd want to do too often!
What HR did you hit on the running test and what is the highest HR you have ever hit cycling?

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yes, VO2max, lab-tested, on a bike is generally less than when done by running HOWEVER... as cyclists *most* of us have really poor running form and our legs will give out before our lungs.

my gut tells me he won't make it as far, will wind up with a lower number, and the difference will not be more than the difference between a cycling v running test for someone who is fit/adapted at both.
mattm, tetenrider and I need you to do at least 4 more VO2max tests in crossover design
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My research participation was pretty easy:

- Put 3 little Bluetooth EMG sensors on each thigh
- Rested for a min for baseline data
- Did some maximum voluntary contractions (6 each leg)
- Put on a HR strap
- NIRS oxygen sensor was attached to one leg
- Put on the VO2 mouthpiece and nose clip.
- 5 min easy
- 30W/min steady ramp (not steps) to volitional fatigue
- 1min easy, remove mask and NIRS sensor
- Repeat maximum voluntary contractions test (6 each leg)

They should have had a bigger fan and perhaps a better PM than powertap pedals (the erg was high quality). They obviously didn't care too much about my VO2max - just the EMG data.

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What HR did you hit on the running test and what is the highest HR you have ever hit cycling?
I don't recall the exact number, but it was definitely up there - close to max bike HR I think.. I'll have to check.

Lasted like 18 minutes on the damn thing, it sucked. No fan either..
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