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12-10-18, 02:37 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Props on the W...many more to come.

Props on the W...many more to come.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Hermes

I use an Kurt Kinetic traditional trainer for...

I use an Kurt Kinetic traditional trainer for indoor work and sometimes put a roller warmup on the front end of a trainer workout. I use rollers at the track for warmup and warm down.

I do indoor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By Hermes

I cannot comment on legs burning with lungs but...

I cannot comment on legs burning with lungs but cardiopulmonary response is key to an aerobic sport. One thing you can do to improve lung function is to exhale forcibly and inhale using the lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Hermes

Part of my professional business career was...

Part of my professional business career was software simulations of electric power plant control rooms. We made simulator / trainers for the operators to use to practice upset / failure modes and...
12-03-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 128,407
Posted By Hermes

I had the opportunity to have dinner with Phil...

I had the opportunity to have dinner with Phil and Paul after one of the Tour of California races. They were a fantastic team. When doing commentary, they see what we see on a TV in real time with...
12-03-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

Climbed the GMR 8 mile climb on Saturday and 2...

Climbed the GMR 8 mile climb on Saturday and 2 hours of tempo on Sunday. Who would have known that a paparazzi videographer would be lurking new the finish. I would have put in a couple more watts.:D...
12-01-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Hermes

About once per week I ride the Stages exercise...

About once per week I ride the Stages exercise bike at the gym for warmup that has a Stages power meter on the left pedal. I can bump the power 20 watts by focusing a little more effort on the left...
11-30-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

Good post and welcome. One of my former coaches,...

Good post and welcome. One of my former coaches, coached the Belarus National team. He divides racers into groups pros (P/1s) and tourists (everyone else) and strong guys and weak guys. Weak guys...
11-30-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

Check this...

Check this out...http://www.ridethetrack.com/pdf/train_paulrogers.pdf Maybe we have a track sprinter in the making. Note all the one leg work including throwing the sled at different speeds to...
11-29-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Hermes

In general, it takes me about 190 watts (SRM...

In general, it takes me about 190 watts (SRM power meter) to ride 20 mph on flat terrain - 6' tall 172 pounds but I am very optimized on position, helmet, clothes, tires, wheels, shaved legs and etc...
11-28-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Hermes

The only test I know of for crank based power...

The only test I know of for crank based power meters is hanging a known weight on the pedal and using a software application provided by the power meter manufacturer. The only other alternative is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hermes

Campag4life Thanks for the review. I have a...

Campag4life Thanks for the review. I have a Cervelo 2014 R5 with the squoval downtime. I have found what you said to be true about stiffness with my bikes. I will have to check out the new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By Hermes

I did the Solvang Century several years ago on...

I did the Solvang Century several years ago on the tandem with my wife. It is a solid, fun course. I looked at the map and it is the same as when we did it. The course has one longish climb and...
11-27-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

Sunday 4x10' FTP climbing efforts with the last...

Sunday 4x10' FTP climbing efforts with the last climb 108% FTP. Today, Fiesta Island 3x10' (30on/30off) and then 25 minutes of tempo.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 7,036
Posted By Hermes

http://www.ridethetrack.com/pdf/train_paulrogers.p...

http://www.ridethetrack.com/pdf/train_paulrogers.pdf This article is written by an Aussie strength coach from the national track team and 95% of the article pertains to track sprinters where efforts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 7,036
Posted By Hermes

IMO, starting to lift is a minefield for a...

IMO, starting to lift is a minefield for a cyclist. I am not saying it is not beneficial. Cyclists have strong legs used for concentric muscle contraction and contained lateral force I.e. we sit on...
11-24-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

theKillerPenguin Sorry that your knee is still a...

theKillerPenguin Sorry that your knee is still a problem. Good luck with the doc.

I had a solid 2 hour tempo ride yesterday and a one hour ride as I feel today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hermes

OP, which head unit are you going to use? 1...

OP, which head unit are you going to use? 1 second recording time, IMHO, will not be fast enough since peak pedal force is produced over a relatively small portion of the pedal stroke. IMO, only...
11-23-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

What a difference in the air quality in the pics....

What a difference in the air quality in the pics. Let's hope it stays that way.
11-23-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 128,407
Posted By Hermes

I noticed a Tesla support truck parked in front...

I noticed a Tesla support truck parked in front of one of my neighbors. He has a model S and just got a model 3. I talked with him later and asked about his Tesla. It turns out that the model 3...
11-23-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday was Fiesta with a sprinters warmup and 20...

Tuesday was Fiesta with a sprinters warmup and 20 minutes of high tempo with 3x2.5' of 115% FTP VO2 efforts in the drops salted in. That was hard. Wednesday was 3x10' climbing FTP intervals...
11-23-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12,665
Views: 608,658
Posted By Hermes

Are you training outside again? It looked like...

Are you training outside again? It looked like the air quality improved albeit due to rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,155
Posted By Hermes

Below is a video of a presentation by a professor...

Below is a video of a presentation by a professor as part of a training event put on by a coach that I know and have used on occasion. The presentation is about track sprinting and how to go faster....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By Hermes

:lol: Mine work okay with the headwind fan and I...

:lol: Mine work okay with the headwind fan and I use my PM so MPH is not relevant. I could dream about a CdA of .063. What might that be - a large rabbit.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By Hermes

Krietler has a chart for their rollers showing...

Krietler has a chart for their rollers showing power required at various MPH. I also have the 4.5 inch rollers and find them too easy for a workout but with their headwind fan unit attached more than...
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