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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,805
Posted By goose70

This news is alarming. If this catches on, other...

This news is alarming. If this catches on, other large companies might hire ad agencies to make their uber-capitalist corporate operation look like a lovable mom and pop roadside stand.
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08-02-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,656
Posted By goose70

I think this tour actually highlighted some...

I think this tour actually highlighted some problems with the men's tour: stages are often too long (and dull) and there are too many of them. I realize the men's TdF will never change, because the...
06-29-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,691
Posted By goose70

Over and over, pro cycling shows how indifferent...

Over and over, pro cycling shows how indifferent it is about the wishes of its fans and, by extension, sponsors. Cav is riding very well and would be extra motivated for The Tour. He had a chance...
06-28-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By goose70

Amen to that. I work in downtown Washington, DC,...

Amen to that. I work in downtown Washington, DC, but live in the 'burbs. In DC, most people walk, whether from their apartment to the office, from their office to the Metro, etc. It's very unusual...
06-28-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By goose70

I defer to the training and poop experts, but...

I defer to the training and poop experts, but I've learned that one can train hard but not feel overtrained from a legs standpoint, yet still have the body react in various adverse ways. The type of...
06-27-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By goose70

Cycling after Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery

I realize this is a pretty specific question that (hopefully) few of you have had to deal with. Six weeks ago I had two disks in my neck replaced with artificial disks. My arm had started to ache,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,175
Posted By goose70

I glare back to anyone who waves, but then again,...

I glare back to anyone who waves, but then again, I'm of German heritage so that's considered a friendly gesture (i.e. - more friendly than invading you).
07-22-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,838
Posted By goose70

When I first began watching the tour ten years...

When I first began watching the tour ten years ago, I was disappointed that the last stage was treated as "ceremonial." I had just begun amateur road racing and *knew* darn well that a time gap of...
07-19-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,339
Posted By goose70

Funny, my son got me into F1 this year, too. ...

Funny, my son got me into F1 this year, too. What really made it interesting for me was when he also had me watch the documentary series that follows the various F1 teams and explains a lot more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,113
Posted By goose70

Shouldn't this thread be merged with the "We're...

Shouldn't this thread be merged with the "We're going to yell at you" thread? It's basically a subsidiary of the former.
07-19-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,339
Posted By goose70

Yes, I do read those. But if the point is to...

Yes, I do read those. But if the point is to engage the type of viewers who do not read cycling magazines, then I'd suggest adding a bit more stories about the bikes and other aspects of racing would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,113
Posted By goose70

Oh dear Lord. I bike to escape stuff like this.

Oh dear Lord. I bike to escape stuff like this.
07-19-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,753
Posted By goose70

Welp, I guess Wout heard my concern and addressed...

Welp, I guess Wout heard my concern and addressed it. Any early word from Cav on whether he intends to return to the Tour next year? I'd assume so.
07-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,339
Posted By goose70

I agree with the OP. Most folks I know who don't...

I agree with the OP. Most folks I know who don't bike regularly but have some interest in the sport of cycling always focus their questions on the bikes and related gear. These are pretty amazing...
07-08-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,753
Posted By goose70

Yes, but to go back to a comment above, I do hope...

Yes, but to go back to a comment above, I do hope that this fact, combined with some anachronistic French notion of bike racing etiquette, doesn't cause other teams and other sprinters to half-arse...
07-07-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By goose70

Yes, going in for a routine physical this month...

Yes, going in for a routine physical this month and will raise that issue with my doctor.
07-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,407
Posted By goose70

You've been watching too many legal eagle TV...

You've been watching too many legal eagle TV shows. Your client won't thank you for being an aggressive SOB when doing so lands them deeper in hot water, and people will stop retaining you. Most of...
07-07-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By goose70

This is definitely me. On nearly all rides and...

This is definitely me. On nearly all rides and races, the warm-up and first part are hell. I need to will myself through those, but then I often feel like superman (if I can avoid being dropped the...
07-07-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By goose70

"When one is trying to recover from OTS, one does...

"When one is trying to recover from OTS, one does not increase intensity! Good grief. What one does is stop riding for a few months. If it's just normal overreaching, do zone 1 rides of 30'-60' every...
07-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By goose70

I thought about that, but my teammates have...

I thought about that, but my teammates have mostly bee vaxed and most seem to be doing fine in training/racing. Of course, I do understand that YRMV when it comes to these shots. I did not have the...
07-06-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By goose70

Signs of Overtraining

To an increasing degree over the past month, my legs feel sore/heavy at the beginning of rides. I sometimes also get a cold sweat; again, more so at the beginning of rides. Also getting lots of night...
07-04-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,820
Posted By goose70

Do you base your allegation on the time...

Do you base your allegation on the time difference between Pogacar and the rest of the field or the total time on the climb compared to the other riders you cite?
06-30-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,820
Posted By goose70

This foils my plans in every race.

This foils my plans in every race.
06-30-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,407
Posted By goose70

It won't add up because she's likely judgment...

It won't add up because she's likely judgment proof, from a financial standpoint. But it will, hopefully, send a message to other careless fans. I hope it also sends a message to the Tour. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,640
Posted By goose70

Fair point. Just trying to think of something to...

Fair point. Just trying to think of something to keep this thread going. I feel it has more potential than just 4 pages.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By goose70

After I posted, I spoke with a Cannondale rep at...

After I posted, I spoke with a Cannondale rep at their 800 number. He insisted these are tubeless ready. I dropped off both wheels at my LBS, which is having a Cannondale rep come in to look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,640
Posted By goose70

You're spoiling your kids. And your wife.

You're spoiling your kids. And your wife.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By goose70

Cannondale HollowGram Si Carbon Clincher Wheel Not Tubeless Ready?

Nearly two years ago I purchased a Supersix Evo that came stock with Cannondale's new Hollogram wheels. The Cannondale rep told me they were tubeless ready and several ads online (from bike stores,...
03-15-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,569
Posted By goose70

Yep, you nailed it. That was my concern. This...

Yep, you nailed it. That was my concern. This thread has helped me better understand what CTL really means and how to use it (and how not to use it) in my training. BTW, this also explains why...
03-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,303
Posted By goose70

I've done the short tests (two 8-minute efforts...

I've done the short tests (two 8-minute efforts with a brief rest in between), and the Sufferfest 4DP test (20-minutes as part of an hour-long group of tests). My FTP score in the short tests has...
03-15-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,569
Posted By goose70

Ok, thanks for the replies. I was (improperly,...

Ok, thanks for the replies. I was (improperly, it appears) thinking of CTL as some sort of overarching, objective fitness score....sort of like FTP but more comprehensive. I guess I was using it...
03-15-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,569
Posted By goose70

TSS, CTL and Measuring Fitness Progression

For the past year I've been using Training Peaks' CTL (Chronic Training Load) and TSB (fatigue measurement) to help me gauge my fitness level and plan my training, and using predicted TSS (training...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,652
Posted By goose70

Waiting for the start at every mass start road...

Waiting for the start at every mass start road race, horrible possible outcomes running through my head, wondering why I still do this. Of course, the best part of cycling is finishing said races...
10-20-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,808
Posted By goose70

Unfortunately, it's not that. I tried again...

Unfortunately, it's not that. I tried again today after putting contact gel on it and since it was indoor workout, I also sweated a lot. Two thirds of the way in, it started reading 180-197 even...
10-18-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,808
Posted By goose70

Thanks. I forgot about that. The cool air snuck...

Thanks. I forgot about that. The cool air snuck up on me. I'll give it a try and see if that works.
10-18-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,808
Posted By goose70

Wahoo Tickr HR accuracy problems

I generally have been happy with Wahoo products, but I've had bad luck with their HR monitors. My first Wahoo Tickr died after about six months. Wahoo sent me a new one -- good service. Now, after...
09-21-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,875
Posted By goose70

The thing about sprinters -- or positions in...

The thing about sprinters -- or positions in other sports that rely heavily on fast twitch fibers and high NM force -- is that the prime years seem to be shorter lived and fall off earlier (and more...
02-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By goose70

I tried the new SF app today and was thoroughly...

I tried the new SF app today and was thoroughly disappointed. My smart trainer (Wahoo) paired, but then wouldn't adjust power to match the SF video. I put in a compliant/series of questions to SF,...
01-29-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By goose70

Sufferfest Reboot with Wahoo

Most of you have probably received the same ads I just got about Wahoo now offering Sufferfest workouts. This new offering is supposed to suggest customized workout plans based on the results of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,828
Posted By goose70

Yep, good points. That expirement is about to...

Yep, good points. That expirement is about to play out as I swap out the Hollograms it came with, with narrow RS-11 clinchers using 23mm, 115 PSI tires -- my winter setup. I've yet to switch to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,828
Posted By goose70

I nearly forgot I started this thread! Good...

I nearly forgot I started this thread! Good stuff.


Thinking it through a bit more, a couple of points raised here strike me as key. First, "lively" could just be a a result of a frame/wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,828
Posted By goose70

SuperSix Evo Regrets

This January I purchased a new Supersix Evo Ultegra "race" version (2019 model, non-aero). It was a replacement for a my old Guru Flite, which was wrecked when a car hit me. As I progressed through...
10-18-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By goose70

Thanks, Hermes. I think this forum is getting a...

Thanks, Hermes. I think this forum is getting a better discussion going, so please close the Training forum thread.

And yes, this training Q pertains to road racing.
10-18-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By goose70

Advice on Smart Trainer Compatable Base Program?

I posted this in the training forum, but think it might be suited here, too. Do any of you have recommendations for a base training program that is compatible with a smart trainer (Wahoo) and...
10-17-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By goose70

Thanks. Interesting concept. I may just try...

Thanks. Interesting concept. I may just try that. I've been weight training for a long time, but my real knowledge remains limited. As it relates to cycling, my rough understanding is that...
10-17-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By goose70

Best Training Peaks/Smart Trainer Base Program

It's that time of year... Do any of you have recommendations for a base training program that is compatible with a smart trainer (Wahoo) and requires no more than 8-10 hours/week on the bike? A...
09-04-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,528
Posted By goose70

I'm just getting back into lifting after 9-months...

I'm just getting back into lifting after 9-months off (unrelated injury). Where lifting (squats, primarily) helped me the most is with medium hills/rollers. After lifting a few months, I could do...
09-04-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,904
Posted By goose70

Your Favorite Tubless Racing and Winter Tires

Since both my training and racing wheels are now tubeless ready, and since I find tubeless ready wheels to be extremely difficult to change when fitted with clinchers, I figure I might as well go...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,537
Posted By goose70

To be clear, I'm looking at the Ultegra "race"...

To be clear, I'm looking at the Ultegra "race" version in the link you provided. My LBS believes that they can get that exact set-up without the power meter, at a slight discount as I mentioned. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,537
Posted By goose70

I look at it this way: The same bike without the...

I look at it this way: The same bike without the power meter looks like it will be about $250 less. The stages power meter is $435, or about $125 less than the activation fee for the pre-installed NG...
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