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05-10-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,395
Posted By mr_pedro

If I was in this situation, I would place my bike...

If I was in this situation, I would place my bike on the left third of the lane and then while turning left I would move back to the right part of the lane. Because this lane is also for going...
05-10-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,602
Posted By mr_pedro

And also 275W avg for 5-6 hours is elite pro...

And also 275W avg for 5-6 hours is elite pro cycling territory.
03-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By mr_pedro

The most low tech solution is if you can attach a...

The most low tech solution is if you can attach a Bluetooth / Ant+ speed sensor to your indoor bike. This means that Rouvy or Zwift won’t be able to control the resistance, but it will move you along...
03-02-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 341,536
Posted By mr_pedro

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Well, it is exactly that argument that the Dutch cycling federation makes for not promoting helmet wear for regular daily cycling. The claim is even that the health benefits for the entire population...
03-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 341,536
Posted By mr_pedro

Regarding your point D, the downside to focusing...

Regarding your point D, the downside to focusing on helmet usage is that the underlying premise is always that cycling is a dangerous activity. That discourages people from using their bikes for...
02-23-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,998
Posted By mr_pedro

Indeed, all depends how intense the ride. For...

Indeed, all depends how intense the ride. For most rides up to 2 hours it is not strictly needed to take carbs, but it makes it so much easier to go hard.

On the harder workouts, that for me can...
02-23-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,316
Posted By mr_pedro

The pain cave currently looks like this: ...

The pain cave currently looks like this:
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02-12-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,518
Posted By mr_pedro

Yes, just the taste of carbs in your mouth tells...

Yes, just the taste of carbs in your mouth tells your body carbs are on the way and it releases some of the glycogen reserves that it is hanging on to to prevent total depletion.
02-12-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,518
Posted By mr_pedro

I have been researching and experimenting lately...

I have been researching and experimenting lately with fueling during work out. Regarding your calculations on how much glycogen you have stored and how much you are burning, the glycogen supply in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,468
Posted By mr_pedro

https://www.strava.com/activities/4502120904 ->...

https://www.strava.com/activities/4502120904 -> Strava Power 195W avg
https://www.strava.com/activities/4401705368 -> Power meter 236W avg

Also if you look at the power over individual segments...
12-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,135
Posted By mr_pedro

I think the point that was being made is that the...

I think the point that was being made is that the 1 hour point is not in the definition and some genetic freak might be able to do it. But I agree it is very unlikely because if FTP>1hr, then the...
12-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,135
Posted By mr_pedro

The fact that the vertical axis is labeled Cal...

The fact that the vertical axis is labeled Cal per hour does not mean you have to ride for 1 hour. Just like you can ride at 20 mph during 30 minutes.
12-19-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By mr_pedro

I think with a new road bike in the price range...

I think with a new road bike in the price range $1000-$1500 it is already preferable to invest in a power meter before upgrading the bike, if you can put it to good use. Especially if you pick a...
12-18-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,016
Posted By mr_pedro

One thing is for sure, your emotional response is...

One thing is for sure, your emotional response is not letting you think clearly.
My comment did not contain a value judgement.
12-18-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,016
Posted By mr_pedro

This sounds a lot like silly commuting racing:...

This sounds a lot like silly commuting racing: https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/bikeradars-guide-to-silly-commuting-racing/
Below are the rules, but in short, you get 1 point...
12-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,016
Posted By mr_pedro

The entire personal zone thing just sounds very...

The entire personal zone thing just sounds very snowflaky. It is however a valid argument that someone drafting you requires you to behave differently and increases the risk of collision, so if you...
12-16-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,016
Posted By mr_pedro

I just don't see unannounced drafting as that bad...

I just don't see unannounced drafting as that bad an offence as you do. And your comparisons are out of proportion.
12-16-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,016
Posted By mr_pedro

No it is not stalking. It is cycling, people...

No it is not stalking. It is cycling, people draft. If a stranger starts drafting you and you don't want it, tell him or her to stop. You said it yourself: "Being on a bicycle is not a magical...
12-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,621
Posted By mr_pedro

You can do your FTP tests outside just fine, as...

You can do your FTP tests outside just fine, as long as you can find a stretch of road where you can ride for 20 minutes without having to stop for traffic all the time. It can also be a loop. An...
12-14-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,621
Posted By mr_pedro

Most important is to stick to the same test and...

Most important is to stick to the same test and keep the testing workflow as consistent as possible between tests. Also, realize that every person is different in terms of how the average power in...
12-14-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,016
Posted By mr_pedro

When I notice drafters, I just go about what I...

When I notice drafters, I just go about what I was out to do and behave more like in a group, will start to signal to the back any obstacles that are ahead and looking far ahead being careful with...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,928
Posted By mr_pedro

On my bike I use for in the city I use dual sided...

On my bike I use for in the city I use dual sided SPD pedals, where one side is flat. This gives me the choice to use shoes with SPD cleats or just regular shoes.
12-12-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,135
Posted By mr_pedro

The OP posted 10 questions in 10 different sub...

The OP posted 10 questions in 10 different sub forums, just to reach the target of 10 posts before he could post a link to whatever he was advertising. He also never came back after his original...
12-11-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,621
Posted By mr_pedro

Regarding ramp test being limited to inside, this...

Regarding ramp test being limited to inside, this is always going to be the case regardless of the tools you choose. You can technically do it outside, but the problem is that for it to be accurate...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,547
Posted By mr_pedro

Di2 has a couple of options that take care of...

Di2 has a couple of options that take care of this issue:

You can choose to automatically shift the back up or down when you switch the front up or down.
Or, my favorite mode is to let the front...
12-10-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,621
Posted By mr_pedro

Do you know what analytics you are looking for?...

Do you know what analytics you are looking for? There is also freeware called Golden Cheetah that provides tools to analyze your ride data. A lot of these tools are interesting for people training to...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-10-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By mr_pedro

What's next, cycling behind a minivan while going...

What's next, cycling behind a minivan while going downhill?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By mr_pedro

A power meter directly measures every second the...

A power meter directly measures every second the energie that was transferred by you to drive the bike forward. So no estimate using heart rate but by measuring the force and speed e.g. with which...
12-08-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By mr_pedro

All is fine, you are thinking too much.

All is fine, you are thinking too much.
12-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,621
Posted By mr_pedro

From what I know of TP, it provides tools to...

From what I know of TP, it provides tools to analyse your data and lets others, like your coach, also access your data. Next to getting the membership you also need to buy training programs.

Have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By mr_pedro

It sounds to me like you have more than enough...

It sounds to me like you have more than enough bike for now. This bike is not holding you back at the moment.
The only thing that would make you need to get a different bike right now is if this one...
12-08-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,621
Posted By mr_pedro

I assume you don’t have a power meter? That makes...

I assume you don’t have a power meter? That makes Trainingpeaks less useful as you will not be capturing the data to use with all the analytics.

For structured training you will need at least a...
12-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By mr_pedro

I ride about 7-10 hours per week on a road bike...

I ride about 7-10 hours per week on a road bike where I can maintain a 20 mph average on 2 hour rides. But I also have an e-bike for commuting or just transportation in general. That allows me to...
12-04-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,695
Posted By mr_pedro

I used to have a Kinetic Road Machine and now use...

I used to have a Kinetic Road Machine and now use a Wahoo Kickr Core and for me it is fully worth it.
First of all you can get any trainer to work and as long as it provides resistance you will get...
12-03-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 341,536
Posted By mr_pedro

With that logic you would say cycling is less...

With that logic you would say cycling is less risky even in a country of 400 million people with only 100 cyclist that went out on the bike for only 1 day in a year of which 50 died on the bike that...
12-03-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,135
Posted By mr_pedro

In part, making the food less enjoyable is...

In part, making the food less enjoyable is exactly what you are doing when switching from junk food to tasty whole foods.
That will then give your natural appetite a chance to actually work and stop...
12-02-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 341,536
Posted By mr_pedro

Ok, how did you get to 4000? That is how...

Ok, how did you get to 4000?


That is how it works, you scale the numbers by distance travelled and any differences left can be attributed to the cycle environment/behavior in both countries

...
12-01-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,898
Posted By mr_pedro

Why do people keep explaining how Zwift is not...

Why do people keep explaining how Zwift is not comparable to real life and if you want to learn to be a better climber you should climb in real life???

This is obvious, but it is also not the...
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