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01-19-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By caloso

It seems pretty clear to me that we sweat, but...

It seems pretty clear to me that we sweat, but don't experience sweating, when it's hot and low humidity because it evaporates instantly. Especially when we're riding. spegler knows what I'm...
01-17-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 25,677
Views: 2,572,499
Posted By caloso

Short sleeves and gravel kind of day. ...

Short sleeves and gravel kind of day.
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01-17-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,982
Posted By caloso

“Learn how to track stand, Al.” — Niels Bohr

“Learn how to track stand, Al.” — Niels Bohr
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,106
Posted By caloso

Before I got my Fly12, I did exactly like that: ...

Before I got my Fly12, I did exactly like that:


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01-16-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,372
Posted By caloso

How old do you think Gen X is?

How old do you think Gen X is?
01-16-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,372
Posted By caloso

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around...

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around longer.
01-16-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,005
Posted By caloso

53/38 x 12/27 on my road bike. 53/39 x 11/23 on...

53/38 x 12/27 on my road bike. 53/39 x 11/23 on my TT bike. 46/36 x 12/28 on my CX bike. I guess I am usually in the big ring.
01-14-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By caloso

I have a bike that's setup on the trainer...

I have a bike that's setup on the trainer full-time. It's my old road bike that I'd handed down to my son, but during the winter he is usually riding his FG or CX bike, so I lowered the saddle and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By caloso

A big reason I have been a loyal S-Works wearer...

A big reason I have been a loyal S-Works wearer for years is that they're so solidly locked to my heel.
01-12-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By caloso

I think you'd get 90% of the benefit of the gym...

I think you'd get 90% of the benefit of the gym from 6-count burpees plus pullups.
01-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

3 sets of 14x30s on/off VO2max intervals this...

3 sets of 14x30s on/off VO2max intervals this morning. Thought I was going to die during the first set and then weirdly after that it wasn't too bad. Shrug.
01-12-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,982
Posted By caloso

My Garmin says the same thing ("fitness age is...

My Garmin says the same thing ("fitness age is 20"). I really have no idea what that's supposed to mean. That we're as fit as the average 20 year old? Honestly, looking at the average American 20...
01-10-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

5x12’ @ 88-94% today. Did them outside doing laps...

5x12’ @ 88-94% today. Did them outside doing laps of the local municipal golf course listening to podcasts. Now doing the sunday crossword and watching the football game. Later on I think I’ll yell...
01-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,441
Posted By caloso

Thanks to the ToC rolling through here every...

Thanks to the ToC rolling through here every year, we’ve got quite a few KOMs held by world tour riders. Including a road I like to use for intervals. The only way I’m going to be able to get the KOM...
01-09-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

5x10’ @ 95-ish%. I usually do 2x20’s for...

5x10’ @ 95-ish%. I usually do 2x20’s for sweetspot, so this was an interesting change. That last one was tough. But it was a beautiful day and it was nice to actually ride my bike outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,868
Posted By caloso

My 2016 Tarmac (Ultegra 6800) has 24K on it...

My 2016 Tarmac (Ultegra 6800) has 24K on it according to Strava. The only thing that needs upgrading is the engine.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By caloso

My suggestion too. Put a new Marathon Plus on the...

My suggestion too. Put a new Marathon Plus on the front. Note that to maximize grip, you want to maximize tire contact, which means that slicks (despite the name) are the best choice for wet tarmac....
01-07-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By caloso

Here's what I was thinking of: ...

Here's what I was thinking of:



https://support.zwift.com/en_us/cycling-training-plan-faq-Sys_LJpGH#:~:text=A%3A%20To%20skip%20a%20workout,credit%20for%20the%20overall%20plan.
01-07-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,357
Posted By caloso

Not since December 28, 1998.

Not since December 28, 1998.
01-07-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By caloso

Somewhere on Zwift's website they explain that...

Somewhere on Zwift's website they explain that you have to have a certain level of "compliance" to get credit for the workout, and have to do a certain number of the total workouts to get credit for...
01-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,982
Posted By caloso

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old...

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"
01-06-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

Ramp test. Blergh. Just felt a lot harder than I...

Ramp test. Blergh. Just felt a lot harder than I expected and I don't think there's any way I lost 20 watts in 4 weeks. I think I'm going to keep my current FTP for the time being. If the weather's...
01-05-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,323
Posted By caloso

I can vouch for this approach. I had coach who...

I can vouch for this approach. I had coach who put me on a diet of 2 (and later 3) sessions of 2x20's at sweet spot per week. I thought that there was no way it was going to do much good (mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,753
Posted By caloso

There’s no single best training zone. Some days...

There’s no single best training zone. Some days are threshold, some days are VO2max, some days are recovery. There might be 90bpm difference between what’s optimal for what I’m trying to do that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By caloso

You asked how to structure your rides. I agree...

You asked how to structure your rides. I agree with the coach: don’t. Just go ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,708
Posted By caloso

They certainly take an intentional and definite...

They certainly take an intentional and definite heel rotation. Much more so than SPD in my experience.
01-01-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By caloso

I ride 6 or 7 days a week. I am actually on a...

I ride 6 or 7 days a week. I am actually on a structured training program, with recovery days built in, but recovery doesn’t necessarily mean off the bike entirely. Pre-CV19, I would bike commute...
01-01-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By caloso

On an indoor trainer your speed and distance will...

On an indoor trainer your speed and distance will always be zero.
01-01-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By caloso

If you’ve got a second set of wheels I would just...

If you’ve got a second set of wheels I would just put the B wheels on the B bike and the A wheels on the A bike.
12-31-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By caloso

I read somewhere that Manila has the worst...

I read somewhere that Manila has the worst traffic in the world. Is there any way to ride out of the city center and more into the country?
12-30-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

I wonder if this is where having a dumb trainer...

I wonder if this is where having a dumb trainer is an advantage. Since mine doesn’t react to the game, I just make the watts and it doesn’t feel any different going flat or downhill, my guy just goes...
12-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

Along those lines, I’m becoming more impressed...

Along those lines, I’m becoming more impressed with Trainerroad’s workouts and plan builder. Most days I also run Zwift as a distraction, but I’m following the plan in TR. And you can push the...
12-30-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,441
Posted By caloso

Heh. Half the reason that I built up a TT bike in...

Heh. Half the reason that I built up a TT bike in the first place was to snag some longer out-and-back segments.
12-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Posted By caloso

Fig bars, oreos, trail mix, bananas.

Fig bars, oreos, trail mix, bananas.
12-26-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

I skied on Monday and Tuesday and just randomly...

I skied on Monday and Tuesday and just randomly gave myself 100tss each day, but given the fatigue I felt today, I think I underestimated.
12-26-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,517
Posted By caloso

We have a few hills around here where you can...

We have a few hills around here where you can easily break the speed limit. Here’s one from this summer:

...
12-24-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By caloso

Depending on what you get, it’ll tell you how...

Depending on what you get, it’ll tell you how fast you’re going, how long you’ve bee riding, how far you’ve gone. If you have a heart rate monitor or power meter, it’ll show that data too. Most GPS...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By caloso

Sacramento is said to have the densest urban...

Sacramento is said to have the densest urban forest in the country. People are seriously injured or killed every by falling trees every year. It’s no joke.
12-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By caloso

I’ve had it myself. Foam roller and massage help,...

I’ve had it myself. Foam roller and massage help, but the only thing that really worked was to strengthen the muscles surrounding it. The PT exercises (stretching bands, etc), but also cross training...
12-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

This morning my CTL is 40 pts higher than my low...

This morning my CTL is 40 pts higher than my low in mid-March. This will probably be my peak for the year. Going up to the lake for a few days to ski and then Xmas.
12-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By caloso

I don’t recall any of the workouts in the Build...

I don’t recall any of the workouts in the Build Me Up plan having any specific preparation, other than doing the FTP test if you don’t already know it. It will say something like “Do ABC workout by...
12-19-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By caloso

Unless they physically don’t fit your bike, a 2mm...

Unless they physically don’t fit your bike, a 2mm difference isn’t going to make any noticeable difference, to even the trained eye. I agree with trailangel: mount them up and see if they fit. If...
12-19-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By caloso

Tell him that you are. You’re building a better...

Tell him that you are. You’re building a better engine.
12-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By caloso

Also one of the under appreciated benefits of a...

Also one of the under appreciated benefits of a power meter is keeping you honest on recovery rides.
12-17-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By caloso

Gotcha. I am doing a workout just about anytime...

Gotcha. I am doing a workout just about anytime I’m on Zwift. Earlier this fall I did the Build Me Up plan. Some of the workouts were overly complicated I thought, but it was helpful for me to have...
12-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15,821
Views: 930,628
Posted By caloso

3x12’ @ threshold. Outside in the glorious fresh...

3x12’ @ threshold. Outside in the glorious fresh air and sunshine (first day of my Xmas break). Wife and I are going skiing tomorrow— lots of restrictions due to CV, but looking forward to it. I...
12-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By caloso

I have a Quarq PM and a Garmin computer. When I’m...

I have a Quarq PM and a Garmin computer. When I’m doing intervals, I have a display that shows 3 second power, avg power for that interval, lap (interval) time. Sometimes I will add a 4th field for...
12-16-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,930
Posted By caloso

I get the feeling you've told at least one woman...

I get the feeling you've told at least one woman that she'd be a lot prettier if she smiled more.
12-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By caloso

Also this. I built up my perfect race bike...

Also this.

I built up my perfect race bike when I got to Cat 3. And now I've been a Cat 3 long enough to have built up several perfect race bikes. I finally figured out that it's not about the...
12-16-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,930
Posted By caloso

That was my main motivator to cat-up, was not...

That was my main motivator to cat-up, was not having to race crits at zero-dark-thirty.
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