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09-29-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,425
Posted By terrymorse

Does the wind blow where you ride?

Does the wind blow where you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,557
Posted By terrymorse

Just looking at the position of those levers...

Just looking at the position of those levers gives me a pain.
09-28-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,648
Posted By terrymorse

I had planned to head down to Reds Meadow, but I...

I had planned to head down to Reds Meadow, but I was wiped by the time I got to the summit. The altitude on day 1 hit me pretty hard.

There are some colors starting to show in the scrub on Mary...
09-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,425
Posted By terrymorse

The route can have a big influence on average...

The route can have a big influence on average speed.

Are there traffic lights? Is it windy? Is the road smooth or rough? And most significantly: How much vertical gain/loss on the route?

My...
09-28-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By terrymorse

And altitude raises it, apparently. I’m at 8100...

And altitude raises it, apparently. I’m at 8100 feet since yesterday, and my RHR is up about 7 beats. But down 2 beats from yesterday, is that acclimation? I hope so, my power is down and perceived...
09-27-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,648
Posted By terrymorse

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2341e81c_a19d_4e2f_8f12_b6741630ebff_a44cab697754bb59b2280c15b5a414de6eb2277f.jpeg
The Minarets, from above Mammoth Lakes
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,491
Posted By terrymorse

No highway taxes on off-road fuel.

No highway taxes on off-road fuel.
09-26-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By terrymorse

Hey, thanks! I'm about to leave in a few minutes,...

Hey, thanks! I'm about to leave in a few minutes, staying in Mammoth for a few days, then it's on to the Huntsman Games.

I'm not even close to the fitness needed to win (national and world class...
09-25-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,397
Posted By terrymorse

You won’t find a decent HR-only watch. Get...

You won’t find a decent HR-only watch.

Get an older model Apple Watch. Or the current SE model. They are not just for nerds.
09-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By terrymorse

I solved the “no room under the seat bag” problem...

I solved the “no room under the seat bag” problem by replacing the seat bag with a seat roll.

Lots of room now.

...
09-24-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By terrymorse

That sounds very familiar. My 'recovery' ride is...

That sounds very familiar. My 'recovery' ride is also mostly flat and lasts 1.5-2 hours (with a mid-ride coffee stop), but I don't stay in zone 1 as is commonly recommended. I'll spend most of the...
09-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By terrymorse

I mean you exit the bike lane just before the...

I mean you exit the bike lane just before the intersection and merge into vehicle lane. Then you ride in the center of the vehicle lane, so no idiot driver tries to squeeze past you from behind.
...
09-24-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By terrymorse

This is why you take the lane at intersections....

This is why you take the lane at intersections. To be seen.
09-23-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,346
Posted By terrymorse

High of 85º today, 88º tomorrow. Knickers,...

High of 85º today, 88º tomorrow.

Knickers, knee warmers, arm warmers, gilets are staying in their drawer indefinitely.

This is the hottest time of the year in the SF Bay Area.
09-22-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,426
Posted By terrymorse

Electric scooter, the kind you stand on. It had...

Electric scooter, the kind you stand on. It had fat tires, like this one, and it sounded like an e-car when it overtook me:

...
09-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By terrymorse

Reminds me of the Cross Country coach who rode a...

Reminds me of the Cross Country coach who rode a bike alongside the runners, yelling at us to pick up the pace.
09-21-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Why indeed, that sure would make driving simpler....

Why indeed, that sure would make driving simpler.

I think the problem is that the federal government doesn't have the power to enforce driving rules on the states.
09-20-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,648
Posted By terrymorse

Just a beautiful day in the mountains above the...

Just a beautiful day in the mountains above the SF Bay Area, after one day of rain. And the tarantulas are on the move!
...
09-20-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,636
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Posted By terrymorse

No other pics, sorry. That's the only photo Roger...

No other pics, sorry. That's the only photo Roger posted.

I'll be using my every day ride for the hill climb:

...
09-19-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,429
Posted By terrymorse

Whatever bars you end up using, just make sure...

Whatever bars you end up using, just make sure that it's very comfortable to ride with a nearly straight wrist and bent elbows.

That advice is valid for everyone.

I see far too many people...
09-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,387
Posted By terrymorse

Remember when you fell behind the group running...

Remember when you fell behind the group running laps in high school? You’d come over the line last, exhausted, just as the coach told everyone to hit the showers — except you?

I do. Coach told me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,491
Posted By terrymorse

Beta blockers are a poor choice for aerobic...

Beta blockers are a poor choice for aerobic athletes, as they substantially reduce aerobic fitness and exercise tolerance.

There are alternative drugs that are more appropriate for athletes. If my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,203
Posted By terrymorse

I remember receiving the PDF when Andy was asking...

I remember receiving the PDF when Andy was asking for comments.

The amusing meta info from that March 2003 document (Distiller 4, Word 9):...
09-17-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,636
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Views: 583,133
Posted By terrymorse

Here's Roger, my good friend and cycling mentor,...

Here's Roger, my good friend and cycling mentor, dialing in his Pinarello setup for a time trial at the upcomimg Huntsman World Senior Games (https://seniorgames.net).
...
09-17-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,178
Posted By terrymorse

If you can avoid knee replacement, and you're...

If you can avoid knee replacement, and you're athletic, avoid it!

Knee replacement (TKA) is very good at reducing pain from osteoarthritis, but it does very poorly at improving knee function. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,203
Posted By terrymorse

I think Andy Coggan knows quite well how the...

I think Andy Coggan knows quite well how the heart responds to exercise:

"However, while theoretically sound the use of HR [heart rate] to quantify training intensity does have certain practical...
09-17-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By terrymorse

I haven’t seen anyone mention here the climb...

I haven’t seen anyone mention here the climb categories as calculated in Strava:

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917057-Climb-Categorization
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,203
Posted By terrymorse

I'm on my second season using Favero Assioma...

I'm on my second season using Favero Assioma (single-sided).

No complaints, they just work, and the app is easy to use.

But use the cleats that come with the pedals. I tried using Look Keo...
09-15-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By terrymorse

Maybe this question would get more response in...

Maybe this question would get more response in the Training & Nutrition section.
09-15-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By terrymorse

I'll pull to the right after a blind curve, but I...

I'll pull to the right after a blind curve, but I never wave the motorist to pass. It's up to the overtaking vehicle to decide if it's safe to pass or not.

If it's an uphill curve, I'll get over...
09-14-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By terrymorse

My waist gets smaller. My quads, hamstrings, and...

My waist gets smaller. My quads, hamstrings, and glutes get bigger. I lose about 5 pounds. My body fat drops a few percentage points. I get a farmer tan. My resting heart rate drops from the mid-50s...
09-14-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 400,292
Posted By terrymorse

This study is pretty good: Age Does Not...

This study is pretty good:

Age Does Not Affect the Material Properties of Expanded Polystyrene Liners in Field-Used Bicycle Helmets (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26902784/)

Based on these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,777
Posted By terrymorse

Not all of us. I climbed 230 miles in 2004.

Not all of us. I climbed 230 miles in 2004.
09-14-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By terrymorse

How do you measure your FTP? I read that one...

How do you measure your FTP?

I read that one way is to do a 20-minute time trial and take 95% of that power number as your FTP.

I haven't done that. I just do rides, and every once in a while...
09-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 400,292
Posted By terrymorse

The conventional “wisdom” is a myth. Old bike...

The conventional “wisdom” is a myth. Old bike helmets don’t lose their protection capability.
09-13-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By terrymorse

Update: 19 days to go. There’s no way I’ll get...

Update: 19 days to go. There’s no way I’ll get close to the winning hill climb times, but I’ve improved quite a bit since July.

Today, I did a tempo/threshold climb up Mt. Hamilton. I was only 3%...
09-13-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,298
Posted By terrymorse

The ingredients in one bottle's worth of sports...

The ingredients in one bottle's worth of sports drink mix are readily available and cost less than 10 cents.

The commercially available sports drink mixes run about $1.50 per bottle.

I make my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 7,060
Posted By terrymorse

A little longer than that, it's when you last...

A little longer than that, it's when you last child leaves home and doesn't return.
09-12-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By terrymorse

No need for disinfectant, you only need to wash...

No need for disinfectant, you only need to wash shorts effectively to make them bug free.

How to ensure shorts are free of nasty buggies on a multi-day tour:

1. Remove shorts as soon as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 12,062
Posted By terrymorse

This is an excerpt from Zero Friction Cycling -...

This is an excerpt from Zero Friction Cycling - Lubricant Testing (https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/):

...
09-12-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

If they end up riding an e-bike more often than...

If they end up riding an e-bike more often than they would a regular bike, they will get a higher exercise benefit.

The exercise benefit of a bike that doesn't get ridden is zero.
...
09-11-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 984
Posted By terrymorse

I wash gloves out after every ride. Just a little...

I wash gloves out after every ride. Just a little liquid hand soap in the sink, rinse them out, hang them up.

If I don’t wash them, they get that nasty “stank” smell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,777
Posted By terrymorse

I like chocolate milk after a long ride, if I can...

I like chocolate milk after a long ride, if I can find a store with it.

A Starbucks venti mocha hits the spot, also. I will get it as a "frappe" if it's a hot day.

What's optimal for recovery...
09-11-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By terrymorse

Yep, that's The Rule. But there's very little...

Yep, that's The Rule. But there's very little science to support it.
09-11-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,085
Posted By terrymorse

Okay, short grocery trips aren't long enough to...

Okay, short grocery trips aren't long enough to cause irritation.

Just be careful when plopping down on the saddle--especially if you're used to wearing bibs. I hopped on the bike for a short ride...
09-11-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,631
Posted By terrymorse

You're an inspiration, DaveLeeNC ! It's...

You're an inspiration, DaveLeeNC !

It's injury that takes most of us out of the game, eventually. If you can make accommodations and keep exercising, you'll stay healthy longer.

A common topic...
09-11-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

A pro bike is comparable to a high-end e-road...

A pro bike is comparable to a high-end e-road bike, minus the motor. These e-bikes are not motorized beach cruisers. Here is an example e-road bike, ridden by a few people in my club:
...
09-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Speak for yourself. I can spot an e-road bike...

Speak for yourself. I can spot an e-road bike quickly, whether it's standing still or passing by. One or more of the following is a "tell":

massive down tube
beefy bottom bracket
fat rear hub
09-11-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Pedaling a heavier bike on a flat road requires...

Pedaling a heavier bike on a flat road requires very little additional power.

Kreuzotter (http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm) power calculator, default settings, road bike, 28 mph:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 7,060
Posted By terrymorse

There's also the fun of walking on those...

There's also the fun of walking on those Speedplay cleats. Less walking, actually, more mincing. Or carrying cleat clovers, having them fall off while walking about, and retracing your steps to find...
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