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08-11-22, 04:24 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I've got spinal stenosis and unfortunately none...

I've got spinal stenosis and unfortunately none of the exercises I tried worked to alleviate it. The fact that I've mostly transitioned to running probably didn't help with that. A steroid shot in...
08-02-22, 08:01 AM
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Kudos! I got a single-speed flat bar bike a...

Kudos! I got a single-speed flat bar bike a couple of years ago and set it up originally as a fixie. That lasted until the time I tried to bunny hop over some bad pavement. :eek: I flipped the rear...
06-16-22, 09:28 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I've had four shots (Moderna) and had what was...

I've had four shots (Moderna) and had what was probably Delta last August, and still got Covid again a couple of weeks ago. The first time was like a really bad flu and I was in bed for a week and a...
03-24-22, 02:57 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Congrats on the proposal outcome! :) Unless...

Congrats on the proposal outcome! :)

Unless you're riding on carbon wheels in the rain, rim brakes will be fine. I've got a single-speed Specialized Sirrus (flat bar bike) with rim brakes and I...
03-22-22, 03:42 PM
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Posted By revchuck

^^^^At the shop where I work, we’ve had at least...

^^^^At the shop where I work, we’ve had at least two bikes come in where the bars corroded clear through. They were trainer slaves belonging to triathletes, and just kept riding and sweating on...
03-18-22, 08:11 AM
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Posted By revchuck

That's probably because you can't maintain the...

That's probably because you can't maintain the same volume running as you can cycling. For a fit cyclist, a 4-5 hour ride is no big deal. For a fit runner, a 4-5 hour run is damned hard, we're...
02-10-22, 07:47 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running...

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running about three years ago, FTP went from 260+ to 225. About two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) and started chemo, power went down...
12-25-21, 05:29 PM
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Posted By revchuck

My coach has switched from the "kinder, gentler"...

My coach has switched from the "kinder, gentler" style she used while I was doing chemo back to her "beat the geezer like a rented mule" mode. This build has included two days with uphill anaerobic...
12-01-21, 11:13 AM
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Posted By revchuck

You do have to pair each power meter with the...

You do have to pair each power meter with the Garmin. After you pair them the first time, the Garmin recognizes them automatically when they start broadcasting; for the G3, that's when it starts...
12-01-21, 10:04 AM
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Posted By revchuck

One of mine is Ant+ and I calibrate it via the...

One of mine is Ant+ and I calibrate it via the Garmin 530. Ditto with the first-generation wireless SRM I have on another bike.
11-29-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I got my Moderna booster and the flu shot at the...

I got my Moderna booster and the flu shot at the same time a couple of weeks ago and felt fewer side effects than from the first two shots, just felt kinda tired for a day.
11-29-21, 06:13 AM
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Posted By revchuck

CTL is currently 40, up from a low of 9 in...

CTL is currently 40, up from a low of 9 in September. TSB is -18 and hasn't been positive since September. Running CTL takes longer to build than cycling, and I've been mostly running. I'm down to...
11-25-21, 11:14 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I'm grateful today for having been able to get on...

I'm grateful today for having been able to get on the bike this morning and push myself hard enough to feel some self-inflicted pain. Nothing world-shaking, but it was good.
11-10-21, 10:10 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Don't read too much into this. I'm on a...

Don't read too much into this. I'm on a "medication holiday" from chemo, but I've been running and riding all the way through it. Chemo's effect on me was to incrementally decrease my running speed...
11-01-21, 07:00 AM
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Posted By revchuck

rivers - Your experience mirrors mine and that of...

rivers - Your experience mirrors mine and that of others I've heard of. Just let your body come back as it wants to.
10-31-21, 01:08 PM
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Posted By revchuck

burnthesheep - FWIW, my measured bike VO2 max was...

burnthesheep - FWIW, my measured bike VO2 max was only one point off from my Garmin-generated one. I'm guessing my run one was fairly close too. Sometimes the Garmin gets it right. ;)
10-15-21, 01:30 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Just a drive-by progress report... My doctor...

Just a drive-by progress report...

My doctor approved a three-month "medication holiday" from all chemo meds. Fitness-wise, I'm (re-)starting from ground zero. According to WKO, my mFTP is 169;...
09-21-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Hermès and Flatballer - thanks! I’m...

Hermès and Flatballer - thanks!

I’m actually on a downward glide path to finishing treatment. Today was the last dose of one of the treatments. Next week I talk with my doctor to discuss taking...
09-21-21, 03:54 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Thanks, John!

Thanks, John!
09-20-21, 08:01 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I’ve started checking back recently. Until about...

I’ve started checking back recently. Until about three years ago I basically lived here, then I switched mostly to ultrarunning for a change in pace. About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed...
08-13-20, 06:18 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Sheesh, if it got that dry here my skin would...

Sheesh, if it got that dry here my skin would crack. :)
09-09-19, 03:35 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Nope, it wasn't in the budget this year. ...

Nope, it wasn't in the budget this year. Thinking about doing it next year, though.
07-31-19, 04:31 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Fixed quickly and professionally, thanks!

Fixed quickly and professionally, thanks!
07-31-19, 03:38 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Charged Twice for Subscription

Admin, please email or PM me about this. Thanks!
07-06-19, 07:23 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Specialized S-Works Turbo Tubeless-Ready Tires and 2Bliss Rim Strips

This is just to present a couple of data points about these products, Specialized S-Works Turbo Tubeless-Ready 700x28c road tires and Specialized 29"x23mm 2Bliss rim tape.

My retirement job is...
07-03-19, 06:54 PM
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Posted By revchuck

mzeffex - Ouch!

mzeffex - Ouch!
07-01-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

ridethecliche - IIRC, I was running 25s on my...

ridethecliche - IIRC, I was running 25s on my CAAD9 until I sold it, and I ran Conti Gran Prix 28s too. That was with Open Pro rims, with wide rims you might run into issues with wide tires.
06-26-19, 11:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Sheesh. :)

Sheesh. :)
06-23-19, 06:38 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I went out this morning planning on ~2:40 on the...

I went out this morning planning on ~2:40 on the bike. Coach had wanted to end the week with my TSB between -12 and -20. It was -24 at the beginning of the ride. As I rode, my legs started really...
06-22-19, 07:53 PM
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Posted By revchuck

This was a strange week. For one thing, it was...

This was a strange week. For one thing, it was stupid hot, even for south Louisiana.

Wednesday was supposed to be my big climbing day. I got up at three and ate and got ready, did the two-hour...
06-17-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday...

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was about 2:15 at endurance pace and felt pretty good. Sunday was about 2:45 with more than two hours at L3 on the hottest day so...
06-16-19, 05:38 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Heathpack and Racer Ex - HELL YEAH!!!!!!

Heathpack and Racer Ex - HELL YEAH!!!!!!
06-11-19, 08:05 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I'd go with a more recent Powertap hub, used. ...

I'd go with a more recent Powertap hub, used. IMHO, the single-sided pedal power meters depend too much on the assumption that your power is evenly divided between legs. Dual-sided pedals and...
06-11-19, 06:08 PM
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Posted By revchuck

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've...

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've done a "real" test. My coach adjusts my FTP based on how hard I feel my workouts are. I've recently been blowing right through the interval ranges...
06-11-19, 09:10 AM
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Posted By revchuck

A big +1 from me on this!

A big +1 from me on this!
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. ...

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. I got through them no problem, had more left in me. I got home and was writing up my ride report in Training Peaks and noticed that my coach had just...
06-09-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By revchuck

It's been a big week. Last Wednesday I wrote...

It's been a big week.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I'd probably end up doing CR intervals rather than make it to my climbing route, and that's what happened. Coach wanted 40 minutes total, so I...
06-05-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics! ...

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics!

Monday was off the bike, Tuesday was 2:16 at high endurance pace. Today's scheduled ride is 3-4 hours at my climbing route with ~40' total at...
06-02-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus...

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus working almost full time covering for our mechanic who was off.

Memorial Day was a long ride, 82 miles/4:22 at endurance pace. Tuesday was off the...
05-27-19, 05:37 PM
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Posted By revchuck

^^^^^Air Force hair. Sheesh. :)

^^^^^Air Force hair. Sheesh.



:)
05-26-19, 07:31 AM
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Posted By revchuck

burnthesheep - Your power sounds about right for...

burnthesheep - Your power sounds about right for that speed.

I long ago developed the habit of at least drinking on a schedule. That's partly, maybe mostly, due to living in the Deep South and...
05-25-19, 05:10 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool,...

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool, clear, windless; it would've been perfect were it not for the 95% humidity. It was still pretty nice.

Kind of a group ride today. I went out with...
05-23-19, 10:07 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went...

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went okay; the second was going okay until I convinced myself that I needed a break halfway, backed off and realized I didn't need that break and...
05-21-19, 10:40 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I found my super power - I can make headwinds...

I found my super power - I can make headwinds double in strength merely by upshifting! :p

Coach decided my TSB was positive enough to cut the last day of recovery, so today's ride was 2:41 at the...
05-20-19, 07:18 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Easy ride yesterday, even easier ride this...

Easy ride yesterday, even easier ride this morning. I might take tomorrow off or do another recovery ride. Nose returns to grindstone on Wednesday. CTL is 87, ATL is 71.

I'm usually okay with...
05-18-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Heathpack, that's a long-ass VO2 max interval! ...

Heathpack, that's a long-ass VO2 max interval!

Rest day off the bike yesterday. Today was the for-real last VO2 max workout of the build. Did 9x2' at 118-122%, 2' RBI. I'm getting more...
05-16-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I did my last scheduled set of VO2 max intervals...

I did my last scheduled set of VO2 max intervals this morning, 5x3'. They went well, all of them 118-120%, and rather than limping home, I was back up to my normal endurance pace in a couple of...
05-15-19, 10:55 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The...

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The VO2 max intervals are affecting me more than expected; this morning's ride felt a good bit harder than it should have. I guess that means I needed...
05-14-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By revchuck

gsteinb - It might've been short, but it looked...

gsteinb - It might've been short, but it looked painful! Good job!
05-14-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was planned to be off the bike, but the...

Yesterday was planned to be off the bike, but the weather was so awesome that I had to ride, did just under an hour at recovery pace.

Today was supposed to be 7x3' at VO2 max. It turned out to be...
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