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07-10-20, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Hermes

You are correct about the floating part....

You are correct about the floating part. Sometimes I think all the spinning is a mental distraction. At the Hermes, we are into biohacks (legal). Here is a book that is published by the guys who own...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,729
Posted By Hermes

Yes to the cloth mask. Also, I carry a small...

Yes to the cloth mask. Also, I carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer.
07-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,749
Posted By Hermes

Welcome back RChung Many of the posters in this...

Welcome back RChung Many of the posters in this thread are no longer active. It may be fun to start a new aero thread or continue this one as we have new TT riders such as burnthesheep, TMonk , and...
07-09-20, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Filed federal and state tax returns today.

Filed federal and state tax returns today.
07-09-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15,090
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesdays on Fiesta on TT bike. On the way...

TTT Tuesdays on Fiesta on TT bike. On the way over, wife says, what do you want to do. That is code for me to make suggestions that she can shoot down until I mention one she likes. Since we have...
07-07-20, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Hermes

We had a solid weekend of riding doing two coast...

We had a solid weekend of riding doing two coast rides from Del Mar to Carlsbad and back. 70 miles and 4 hours of riding. I took my R5 on Sunday and the SRM battery is dead so I did not have any...
07-07-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 145,181
Posted By Hermes

Gluing is more about it being tedious and time...

Gluing is more about it being tedious and time consuming than having a high skill component. Layers of glue and stretching tires on rims work better than one fat layer of glue on an un-stretched...
07-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Hermes

Go to globaldro.com which is the global website...

Go to globaldro.com which is the global website that allows one to look up countries, athlete type, sport and then the drug. It incorporates WADA. Caffeine is not a banned substance and is allowed...
07-06-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Hermes

Caffeine works for me but too much makes me...

Caffeine works for me but too much makes me jittery and any after let’s say 2pm can impact my sleep. Genetics plays a role in caffeine metabolism. Genetically, I am a fast caffeine metabolized.

My...
07-01-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills.

Moved to Pills and Ills.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,050
Posted By Hermes

Longer rides for me are 2.5 hours with 3 hours...

Longer rides for me are 2.5 hours with 3 hours being the maximum. I rather go to Fiesta Island and ride a fast 20k time trial or do structured training than grind for hours.

I like to ride high...
06-30-20, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesday at Fiesta. I have been riding my...

TTT Tuesday at Fiesta. I have been riding my road bike and today, I took out the TT bike. I expected pain and suffering and instead it was a chainless day and everything felt easy including...
06-28-20, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Hermes

It is hard to keep track of other cyclists on the...

It is hard to keep track of other cyclists on the road. Oh well. Next time. We had a great ride. We like that route for road bike tempo riding.
06-28-20, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Hermes

We started our ride today from the Carmel...

We started our ride today from the Carmel Mountain Road park and ride at 8:45 and rode to Carlsbad and back. It was probably not us.
06-28-20, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Hermes

No, not on Saturday, we started at the South Gate...

No, not on Saturday, we started at the South Gate of the camp and rode north, We rode Torrey on Thursday.
06-27-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2.5 hour endurance ride via Camp Pendleton and...

2.5 hour endurance ride via Camp Pendleton and San Clemente. Today, was not my day. It started with me accidentally putting my Garmin into the screen / battery save mode such that the screen would...
06-26-20, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Wednesday was a high intensity strength session...

Wednesday was a high intensity strength session and Thursday was a 2 hour coastal ride with VO2 intervals.
06-25-20, 01:28 PM
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Views: 276,151
Posted By Hermes

Shocking and chilling at the same time. RIP ...

Shocking and chilling at the same time. RIP Pcad.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,154
Posted By Hermes

The hardest climb was Mount Ventoux, France.

The hardest climb was Mount Ventoux, France.
06-24-20, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I do not remember the sign on the front straight...

I do not remember the sign on the front straight specifically allowing loose dogs. In the past, dog owners would let their dogs run in the sand but kept them under close observation for fear of...
06-24-20, 08:01 AM
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Views: 276,151
Posted By Hermes

There are three stop signs. One on the front...

There are three stop signs. One on the front stretch and the back stretch where there is the road to make a short lap. The third one is located at the finish where one exists the island or continues...
06-23-20, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Hermes

There are three stop signs. And dogs can run...

There are three stop signs. And dogs can run without a leash.
06-23-20, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesday on Fiesta.

TTT Tuesday on Fiesta.
06-23-20, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Continued work on the Art of the Fugue 30%...

Continued work on the Art of the Fugue 30% complete.
06-22-20, 09:52 AM
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Views: 276,151
Posted By Hermes

Group rides...We all want our lives back....

Group rides...We all want our lives back. Personally, I want my life back and I want to be smart about reducing the chances of getting Covid 19. Here is an article from the WSJ, that IMO, does an...
06-22-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Same old same old for me. This weekend there...

Same old same old for me. This weekend there were a lot more cyclists and groups on the road. We road the coast on Saturday and Camp Pendleton to San Clemente on Sunday.
06-21-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,293
Posted By Hermes

I think you are doing great. IMO, the mash /...

I think you are doing great.

IMO, the mash / spin discussion is a fools errand to an extent. I think it is more about muscle composition, genetics, goals and health versus which is better.

I...
06-19-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Hermes

Here is the link to the complete no go zone...

Here is the link to the complete no go zone article by Hunter Allen. Heading were not included in the chart.

https://www.saris.com/post/blog-training-with-power-principles-no-go-zones
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,608
Posted By Hermes

I recently got a new bike that came with Roval 50...

I recently got a new bike that came with Roval 50 and 28mm tires. The tires match the Roval 50 rims perfectly. I would speculate that the aero drag coefficient is pretty good but the frontal area...
06-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,799
Posted By Hermes

It doesn’t get much older than Bach and who...

It doesn’t get much older than Bach and who better to play it than Gould. Art of the Fugue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkzf-KUNPM


My other love is Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory.
...
06-18-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Hermes

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1390x1729/img_0032_9505a13f8e13b764858f02b987dbed793ae480ee.png

Seems to be working now. Here is the no go zones for duration as well as % of...
06-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Hermes

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart?...

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart? It may provide another way to think about FTP training and duration. I cannot post pics from this computer.

I have listened to podcasts where...
06-16-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays. Warmup and then 20K.

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays. Warmup and then 20K.
06-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Hermes

Welcome. Check out Addiction in the road forum. ...

Welcome. Check out Addiction in the road forum. They post about most everything in there. Introduce yourself and tell them what you had for dinner or what pets you have.
06-13-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Cypress Yikes. I would need a rest week from the...

Cypress Yikes. I would need a rest week from the rest week plus a trip to the ortho doc for my back.
06-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

First gym workout in 3 months. It was great to...

First gym workout in 3 months. It was great to be back in the gym with others and the associated energy.

Interestingly, the high intensity isometrics seem to be working, since the weights I was...
06-11-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Hopefully ours will stay open.

Hopefully ours will stay open.
06-11-20, 08:03 AM
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Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

High intensity isometrics yesterday. I hit the...

High intensity isometrics yesterday. I hit the targets for max bone growth but not as much force as last week. The trainer said it is typical for force generation to vary. It may have been the TTT...
06-10-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Hermes

I would suggest a rest interval off the bike. ...

I would suggest a rest interval off the bike. Let everything including hormones, enzymes and etc normalize. Also, try some deep breathing / meditation focusing on your breath. Let everything calm...
06-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta team time trial 20K. The wind was very...

Fiesta team time trial 20K. The wind was very light and temps okay. It was fabulous to be riding Fiesta again.
06-08-20, 10:48 PM
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Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta and parking are open and the road is...

Fiesta and parking are open and the road is pristine.
06-08-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills

Moved to Pills and Ills
06-08-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By Hermes

4 times a week (Including one interval session)...

4 times a week (Including one interval session) for me plus one high intensity strength workout and recovery stuff thrown in for good measure. There is absolutely no events happening due to the...
06-07-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

My Kurt Kinetic has as much road feel as a sledge...

My Kurt Kinetic has as much road feel as a sledge hammer.
06-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

2x24’ structured workout on the trainer...

2x24’ structured workout on the trainer yesterday. Heading out to ride Camp Pendleton to San Clemente.

I was listening to my trainer playlist and on the last interval, this song started. I needed...
06-07-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,241
Posted By Hermes

71 In 1980, I started throwing my right leg over...

71 In 1980, I started throwing my right leg over the handlebars. Why? We started riding tandems and by throwing ones leg over the handlebars, one never kicks the stoker in the face. While I hold...
06-06-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmq4WIjQxp0 ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmq4WIjQxp0

Not true. We are into our June gloom due to ocean water being cooler than the land mass generating night and morning low clouds with drizzle.

It is...
06-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

No. You have to understand the mechanics of the...

No. You have to understand the mechanics of the exercise and the protocol. There is no way that I could lift 4.5 off the floor even with a trap bar. And the chance of injury is significant.

The...
06-05-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,385
Posted By Hermes

Wednesday strength training. 4.5 times body...

Wednesday strength training. 4.5 times body weight 5 second deadlift isometric that was a 12% improvement over last week. Thursday, 2 hour endurance ride along the coast. Legs felt great.
06-05-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,563
Posted By Hermes

I have found that the more concrete and specific...

I have found that the more concrete and specific the goal the easier it is to continuously improve. For me that means belief, focus and commitment. General, goals such as improving overall fitness...
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