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09-07-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 177
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Posted By tommyrod74

Similarly, let's assume you own a multi-million...

Similarly, let's assume you own a multi-million dollar home and need to sell.

You could sell your own home, even though you aren't a realtor. You can use Zillow, do market research and pull comps...
07-30-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,436
Posted By tommyrod74

Why not? Once acclimated to the handling it...

Why not? Once acclimated to the handling it should be perfectly capable. The high BB might actually be nice on certain courses.
07-24-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,833
Posted By tommyrod74

In 25+ years of XC racing and 12+ years of...

In 25+ years of XC racing and 12+ years of crit/road racing, I've seen such worse crashes on-road than off, and far more catastrophic equipment damage.

Yeah, if you go into XC riding with a Cat 1...
07-16-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,833
Posted By tommyrod74

I started on BMX, then MTB, then added road -...

I started on BMX, then MTB, then added road - though I never stopped riding and racing XC. It's great to have both available to avoid mental burnout and keep things fun.

It's usually way easier to...
07-16-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,833
Posted By tommyrod74

You were doing it wrong, if you crashed all the...

You were doing it wrong, if you crashed all the time and got no fitness benefits. Just saying.
07-14-18, 06:32 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I agree that the goal is to upgrade, and that's...

I agree that the goal is to upgrade, and that's OK. I just meant that once one reaches one's terminal category, as many of us have, there can be a sense of "what now?" after a few seasons.

The...
07-13-18, 05:42 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I'll add this - as a coach, I know this, but had...

I'll add this - as a coach, I know this, but had it reaffirmed this season in my own life. Progress isn't linear; we have years of stagnation (or even regression) that can be followed by years of...
07-13-18, 05:39 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

This is the only sport I know of where the goal...

This is the only sport I know of where the goal is to upgrade to a category in which you are mediocre ;)

Yep, we all plateau, and I totally agree that a great team is a great way to stay engaged...
07-13-18, 05:35 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I hit the wall earlier this year. 12 years of...

I hit the wall earlier this year. 12 years of steady, constant racing. I've sort-of hit my ceiling in both XC and road, and won more than my share of races, but no real big physiological improvements...
06-18-18, 05:15 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

Where are you located in NC? Tuesday night crit...

Where are you located in NC? Tuesday night crit racing all summer here in the Triad area (Winston-Salem/Greensboro).
04-07-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,436
Posted By tommyrod74

Speaking from MTB (XC and DH) experience, as well...

Speaking from MTB (XC and DH) experience, as well as BMX, but it generalizes to road as well...

Higher BB actually helps with successive rapid turns - the bike is easier to swap from side to side....
03-15-18, 07:48 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

What's he doing, weight training-wise,...

What's he doing, weight training-wise, specifically? Just curious, as I'd be interested to hear exercises and rep schemes for my use.
02-18-18, 06:53 PM
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Posted By tommyrod74

As a RD and a coach, I've experimented with...

As a RD and a coach, I've experimented with fasted training at pretty much all intensity levels. I no longer bother with it except for the occasional (maybe every 2 weeks or so) of < 2 hrs Z2. Just...
12-18-17, 03:46 PM
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Posted By tommyrod74

That's a fascinating link. Thanks for the read.

That's a fascinating link. Thanks for the read.
12-18-17, 03:43 PM
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Posted By tommyrod74

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/...

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/crime-imprisonment-rates/486014/

We have an incarceration rate 10x that of, for example, Germany. Ours is the highest in the world.

The...
12-08-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,716
Posted By tommyrod74

I think what you should be asking is "does anyone...

I think what you should be asking is "does anyone race on vintage equipment?"

I race on a modern steel bike (Gunnar Roadie) with modern components, it's 16.7 lbs with race wheels and Ultegra (and...
11-11-17, 09:06 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I lifted for many years (and was approx. 50 lbs....

I lifted for many years (and was approx. 50 lbs. heavier) but have really pared it down to what I feel (from research and experience) complements cycling by addressing potential imbalances and...
11-05-17, 09:25 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

Start running 8 weeks ago, so that when you go...

Start running 8 weeks ago, so that when you go out for a run (out of boredom/OCD/panic) on your trip you won't be unable to descend stairs for the following 4 days ;)
10-21-17, 08:11 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

All this. My experience is that, as with most...

All this. My experience is that, as with most athletes whose primary sport isn't competitive weightlifting, the lower back is the limiting factor. Most problems there can be attributed to going up in...
10-18-17, 11:13 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

What is that in parsecs? Asking for a friend...

What is that in parsecs? Asking for a friend (Chewbacca).
10-18-17, 09:00 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

Yep, those are hard. Unilateral work translates...

Yep, those are hard. Unilateral work translates well to sports and has the added benefit of less required weight and therefore lower injury risk.
10-18-17, 07:33 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I'd take the time to learn correct squat form...

I'd take the time to learn correct squat form with free weights, even though it will take a bit to get it down. It will pay big dividends long-term.

A good place to start is goblet squats - easier...
10-15-17, 09:29 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

The "brain" is an automated lockout (keep...

The "brain" is an automated lockout (keep suspension from compressing). It's designed to differentiate between rider weight shifts from pedaling etc. and bumps on the trail. It's "lockout for...
10-14-17, 07:56 PM
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Posted By tommyrod74

What you’ve just typed is one of the most...

What you’ve just typed is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a...
10-14-17, 06:20 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I remember the stuff that passed for "suspension"...

I remember the stuff that passed for "suspension" in 1991 when Bob Roll was on a Softride parallelogram stem and a Allsop beam bike with a Ritchey frame. My first race bike had a Manitou 1. I...
10-13-17, 06:31 PM
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Posted By tommyrod74

Or, you could just set sag, rebound (as most XC...

Or, you could just set sag, rebound (as most XC bikes have only low-speed rebound adjustment and high-speed is factory set), low-speed compression, and ride your bike.

If any of what you typed...
10-11-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16,069
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Posted By tommyrod74

It's more that I don't really see what you are...

It's more that I don't really see what you are trying to say at all. Do you mean running higher air pressure to limit travel, using spacers to limit air volume and increase progressiveness,...
10-10-17, 10:47 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

What discipline/category is this referring to?

What discipline/category is this referring to?
10-05-17, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,227
Posted By tommyrod74

Yeah - I like to have the data for TSS purposes,...

Yeah - I like to have the data for TSS purposes, of course, but only use it during a race for a long fire road or other sustained climb (Pisgah Stage Race was a good example). NP and AP are usually...
10-02-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,227
Posted By tommyrod74

As a fellow coach who races road and XC, and...

As a fellow coach who races road and XC, and coaches plenty of both, and has power meters on all bikes...

I really only look at NP from XC rides. There is SO much "noise" in the power data from...
09-14-17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,368
Posted By tommyrod74

Are non-USAC weeknight crits (formal, just...

Are non-USAC weeknight crits (formal, just unsanctioned, but bu a promoter and with insurance, etc) a common thing? Asking because a promoter and I are thinking of starting a series next spring and...
08-16-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,435
Posted By tommyrod74

Food is a bit different from other drugs, in that...

Food is a bit different from other drugs, in that you will eventually die without it, whether or not you are "addicted".

No, food isn't bad. Eating for pleasure isn't bad. Eating solely for...
08-16-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,435
Posted By tommyrod74

Regarding food as a drug - By definition,...

Regarding food as a drug -

By definition, anything put in the body that elicits a physiologic change or response is a drug. Certainly food falls under this definition, carbohydrate in particular...
08-16-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,435
Posted By tommyrod74

The second (conditioning) is real. The "my body...

The second (conditioning) is real. The "my body craves it, therefore I need it" is usually patently false.

There are lots of great coping mechanisms to avoid the temptation (and eventual "decision...
08-16-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,435
Posted By tommyrod74

Just for clarification, personal trainers and...

Just for clarification, personal trainers and coaches can give generalized nutrition advice. They can't analyze someone's diet nor prescribe a diet (unless they live in one of the few states with...
08-13-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

You're likely right, especially when factoring in...

You're likely right, especially when factoring in disposable income.

Just saying that bigger arms on masters guys may or may not be correlated with doping.
08-12-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

I've seen it too, but I also see it among...

I've seen it too, but I also see it among noncyclists who lift weights recreationally.

It's often hard (when trying) to add mass in your teens and 20's, add a few years, then boom! It is hard to...
01-10-17, 02:50 PM
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Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

Agree to disagree, then. While I'm...

Agree to disagree, then.

While I'm certainly not calling your experience a fluke, I'm also not going to agree it's necessarily generalizable to all similar situations, across all sports.
01-10-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

I don't think most people here are saying that...

I don't think most people here are saying that males will pretend to be transgendered to have a competitive advantage. That's not the same as saying that a trans woman with unintentional unfair...
01-10-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

I can't 100% say anything. Neither can you....

I can't 100% say anything. Neither can you. That's kind of the point.

I'm not calling it cheating, I'm wondering aloud if it's an unfair advantage. And, if so, what the right way to handle it...
01-10-17, 12:47 PM
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Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

You see no physiological advantage for the two...

You see no physiological advantage for the two trans women you have personal experience racing against, that's as far as you can generalize your experience.

However, the question isn't...
01-09-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

Are height and weight not physiological...

Are height and weight not physiological characteristics?
10-31-16, 08:51 AM
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Views: 14,503
Posted By tommyrod74

If so, it's mostly fluid shift. You didn't likely...

If so, it's mostly fluid shift. You didn't likely consume 3500-7000 more calories than you burned over a weekend.
10-25-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 459,158
Posted By tommyrod74

I like the Fi'zi:k superlight classic tape -...

I like the Fi'zi:k superlight classic tape - lasts forever, and tacky when wet. Good stuff.
10-24-16, 10:28 AM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I only plan to use the 1x in flat crits and the...

I only plan to use the 1x in flat crits and the occasional flat, fast group ride. The 28t gives a bailout (it's a 10 speed 11-25 other than the 28 stuck on the end) and the ratios are close enough. I...
10-23-16, 05:20 PM
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Views: 459,158
Posted By tommyrod74

Thankfully, you don't have to ride it :)

Thankfully, you don't have to ride it :)
10-23-16, 04:17 PM
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Posted By tommyrod74

I've been riding the 1x bike all around here...

I've been riding the 1x bike all around here (central NC) as a training bike with no issues for the past month or so, with 11 speed 11-28. I've never seen a need for 1 tooth cog changes on any crit...
10-18-16, 05:43 AM
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Views: 459,158
Posted By tommyrod74

So... on a slightly different topic... I'm...

So... on a slightly different topic...

I'm looking at used SRMs for my crit bike. I run a 52-54t single narrow-wide ring on that bike; all the used SRM units I'm considering are 53/39 standard...
10-14-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 186,832
Posted By tommyrod74

I disagree. Like anything, a singular focus on...

I disagree. Like anything, a singular focus on performance can be taken to an extreme, but if attention is paid to not just performance but also general health, there is plenty about it that is...
10-13-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,503
Posted By tommyrod74

This is the key question. Above a certain...

This is the key question.

Above a certain exertion level, high carbohydrate utilization is inevitable. At what intensity this occurs (and it's a continuum; you are never utilizing only fat or only...
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