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01-16-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By caloso

To take a break in the middle of a tough interval.

To take a break in the middle of a tough interval.
01-16-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
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: 8
Views: 121
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By caloso

I have this same setup with my Fly12. Very clean...

I have this same setup with my Fly12. Very clean and unobtrusive.
01-14-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,081
Posted By caloso

Fixed gear is simpler than a coaster brake.

Fixed gear is simpler than a coaster brake.
01-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,081
Posted By caloso

These "smart" trainers sure seem to need a lot of...

These "smart" trainers sure seem to need a lot of tweaking. I'm not sure I'm smart enough to ride a smart trainer, so maybe I'll just keep my PM+fluid trainer and turn the pedals over harder when I...
01-14-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By caloso

It depends on whether you have low enough gears...

It depends on whether you have low enough gears for the steepest part of the climb. I've done Haleakala on a 39x27 low gear. Sure it's 10K feet, but it's only 6%, same as your typical freeway...
01-14-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
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...
01-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15,794
Views: 928,467
Posted By caloso

Scheduled to do 3x12' at 96-100% but that just...

Scheduled to do 3x12' at 96-100% but that just wasn't happening. Dialed it down and completed them around 90-92%. Ugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
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.
01-14-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By caloso

I agree. As a kid I played a lot of sports that...

I agree. As a kid I played a lot of sports that involved going to the ground (baseball, football, rugby), and that muscle memory has served me well. Stay compact, don’t extend your hand, keep your...
01-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15,794
Views: 928,467
Posted By caloso

60 min of z2 on the trainer this morning. I've...

60 min of z2 on the trainer this morning. I've decided to stick with TR but for boring workouts like this morning (Pettit), I just started creating custom workouts in Zwift to match.
01-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By caloso

Shimano 520s work great for me. Most of my races...

Shimano 520s work great for me. Most of my races are mud-free, though.
01-12-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By caloso

Thank you. I was doing intervals on Sunday...

Thank you. I was doing intervals on Sunday afternoon and it keeps telling me I'm riding on segments I created myself.
01-12-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By caloso

I just got a new Garmin that has some pop-up that...

I just got a new Garmin that has some pop-up that says whether I'm on a Strava segment. Super annoying. I need to figure out how to turn it off.
01-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15,794
Views: 928,467
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: 66
Views: 2,369
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,941
Posted By caloso

Same. Once I stopped worrying that it looked...

Same. Once I stopped worrying that it looked weird, I just noticed how much more comfortable it felt.
01-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By caloso

I have this one and it's been excellent. Built up...

I have this one and it's been excellent. Built up several bikes from the frame and lots of maintenance and repairs. Stores out of the way easily when not in use.
01-10-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15,794
Views: 928,467
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: 1,239
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: 15,794
Views: 928,467
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.
01-08-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By caloso

I'm in the low 70s now, planning to be 90s around...

I'm in the low 70s now, planning to be 90s around May, depending if races actually happen. I can't imagine 110 without sacrificing my job, my marriage, or both.
01-08-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 229,636
Posted By caloso

Was this in Sacramento?

Was this in Sacramento?
01-08-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By caloso

My garage is typically in the low 50s lately and...

My garage is typically in the low 50s lately and I run a 24" pedestal fan. If I'm doing anything over sweetspot, I am down to bibs within 10 or 15 minutes and I will still leave a puddle next to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,571
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By caloso

My experience in traffic is that speed is mostly...

My experience in traffic is that speed is mostly dictated by traffic lights and congestion, not how fast your bike can go. But having to stop and fix a flat will impact your average speed even more,...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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, 06:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,369
Posted By caloso

I'm coming up on a significant year. I'll be 54...

I'm coming up on a significant year. I'll be 54 in May. 54 was the age my dad's brother died of heart attack. A few years later, when he was 54, my dad also had a heart attack and would have died...
01-07-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
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: 81
Views: 2,146
Posted By caloso

Not since December 28, 1998.

Not since December 28, 1998.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,563
Posted By caloso

Even in the US, there are plenty of one-way,...

Even in the US, there are plenty of one-way, multi-lane streets where it's legal and safe to ride on the left. Many downtown/midtown streets in Sacramento even have bikelanes on both sides.
01-07-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
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: 66
Views: 2,369
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: 15,794
Views: 928,467
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...
01-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By caloso

In my experience, my fan is louder than my...

In my experience, my fan is louder than my wheel-on trainer.
01-05-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By caloso

I have a “dumb” trainer (Kinetic Road Machine)...

I have a “dumb” trainer (Kinetic Road Machine) that estimates power and transmits via BT. It needs to be calibrated, but when it is, it’s very close to my power meter. Good and inexpensive...
01-05-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By caloso

Those are SPD-SL pedals. Yeah, it’s confusing but...

Those are SPD-SL pedals. Yeah, it’s confusing but they’re totally different than the SPD pedals used by MTB, CX, and tourers. In my opinion there’s no better pedal than the Ultegra pedals you have,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,260
Posted By caloso

Total miles were down a little from 2019, but...

Total miles were down a little from 2019, but that wasn’t the major effect. One, I usually get most of my rides (but not miles) from commuting. And I get most of my focus from racing. So neither of...
01-05-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By caloso

I agree with just getting a set of Shimano M520...

I agree with just getting a set of Shimano M520 pedals. They’re inexpensive and bombproof. They’ll outlast the bike.
01-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15,794
Views: 928,467
Posted By caloso

This sounds a lot like me and my kid (although...

This sounds a lot like me and my kid (although your FTP is a bit higher than mine). We did a TT series this summer, and I could usually beat his times on the flats, but on any of the uphill ones,...
01-05-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
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: Commuting
01-05-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By caloso

We’ll be on WFH until the end of January at the...

We’ll be on WFH until the end of January at the earliest, possibly through February. Although I may be on the skeleton crew rotation, so I may have a day in the office each week if that happens.
01-05-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By caloso

Based on what’s available on new bikes, I would...

Based on what’s available on new bikes, I would say the trend is towards smaller gears. *Bucking* the trend would be to keep a “standard” double 53/39 in front with a 12/25 in back.
01-04-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,015
Posted By caloso

Probably. When I was shopping for a trainer last...

Probably. When I was shopping for a trainer last winter, I really wanted a smart trainer but I expected that most of the time I'd be using it to warm up for race. Didn't really expect to spend so...
01-04-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By caloso

I've always wondered how people could watch...

I've always wondered how people could watch videos or TV while doing structured intervals and now I realize that they're doing it on smart trainers with erg mode. On my dumb trainer, half the battle...
01-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,015
Posted By caloso

I think the confusion is over what people mean...

I think the confusion is over what people mean when they say a trainer is "dumb" or "smart." I have a Kinetic Road Machine, which Kinetic calls "smart" in that it has a little pod that transmits BT...
01-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By caloso

It depends. Most of my trainer rides are an hour...

It depends. Most of my trainer rides are an hour or less. Although I did a 90 minute one on Saturday. It was a Trainerroad endurance ride where I ran Zwift concurrently to do the Alpe du Zwift...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,624
Posted By caloso

I do, but not to train on. I monitor it mostly...

I do, but not to train on. I monitor it mostly to see how closely it tracks with power, how quickly it recovers after a hard effort. I don’t train by it because it lags behind power and because on...
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