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01-16-21, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Probably. We left Southgate Camp Pendleton...

Probably. We left Southgate Camp Pendleton around 10:40 and it takes an hour to get to the San Clemente.
01-16-21, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday was a strength and mobility workout and...

Yesterday was a strength and mobility workout and San Diego set a high temperature record for the day of 88 degrees.

In SD, several of the tennis / golf facilities are offering outdoor gyms. My...
01-14-21, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta 3 laps of 30” on 1’ off workout and then 2...

Fiesta 3 laps of 30” on 1’ off workout and then 2 laps of tempo. 72 degrees, sunny, light winds. I continue to rip the pedals off the bike.
01-12-21, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesday. What a great day for a time...

Fiesta TTT Tuesday. What a great day for a time trial - mid 60s, water was like glass and 8 person rowing teams on the water. 20K into Strava. Another chainless day.
01-11-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Hermes

4 hours of endurance riding over the weekend. ...

4 hours of endurance riding over the weekend. Great weather.
01-08-21, 01:11 PM
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Views: 1,041
Posted By Hermes

I am training about 8 hours per week on a 4...

I am training about 8 hours per week on a 4 session schedule. Included in the 8 hours is warmup and to an extent warm down. I still get a lot of z1 whether I want it or not but my focus is more about...
01-08-21, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesday on Fiesta on TT bikes 2x20K TTT. I...

TTT Tuesday on Fiesta on TT bikes 2x20K TTT. I felt great during the second effort. I like these TTTs a lot. They are over 30 minutes each and the effort structure is in a over under format with a...
01-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By Hermes

Here is an older article 2001 from Australian...

Here is an older article 2001 from Australian Track that discusses characteristic requirements of track racing and human morphology. https://hellyervelodrome.com/pdf/character_of_track.pdf
01-03-21, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Hermes

8 hours 49 minutes, 135.5 miles and 267 TSS...

8 hours 49 minutes, 135.5 miles and 267 TSS (bumped FTP). Included Fiesta TT session on TT bike that consisted of 2x10’ Z4 individual intervals and then a 20K TTT.
01-02-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Hermes

I cannot help with doing repeated 500 meter...

I cannot help with doing repeated 500 meter efforts between traffic lights. You are on your own.

By definition, sprints are approximately 200 meter maximum efforts and generally around 20 pedal...
01-01-21, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Saw it. Yep pretty much.

Saw it. Yep pretty much.
01-01-21, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Hermes

CW, I think you need to state a goal. Work on...

CW, I think you need to state a goal. Work on sprinting is too vague. How will you use the sprint power? Will it be in a criterium to win a bunch sprint or from a break away? Or do you want to...
01-01-21, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Hermes

We will definitely not try a rescue mission...

We will definitely not try a rescue mission unless we sedate you.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hermes

From time to time, I am at the track in Carson,...

From time to time, I am at the track in Carson, CA and Team USA Paralympic is training. I walk into the track and see a racer on the track going really fast and then realize he only had one leg. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hermes

I have several different power meters on...

I have several different power meters on different bikes - road, time trial, track (pursuit and sprint) and tandem. May preferred PM is SRM which I have on my road bike and I have Garmin Vector 3...
12-28-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills.

Moved to Pills and Ills.
12-27-20, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Hermes

4 sessions, 7 hours 43 min., 127 miles and 379...

4 sessions, 7 hours 43 min., 127 miles and 379 TSS. That included one 20K TTT and a HIIT session on Fiesta on TT bike: 3 sets of 8x(30”on 1’off). Generally, I do 3 to 6 sets of 10x30/30 but I wanted...
12-24-20, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I ski and find it fatiguing due to its...

I ski and find it fatiguing due to its neuromuscular demand. I think 30 or more TSS per hour is fine but I am not sure about equivalence to cycling.
12-24-20, 11:02 AM
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Views: 1,961
Posted By Hermes

From Strava: Rides: 223 Time: 343 hours ...

From Strava:

Rides: 223
Time: 343 hours
Distance: 5.654 miles which does not include the velodrome or the trainer so maybe another 500 miles.
Elevation Gain:187,802 feet of climbing.

My wife...
12-23-20, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Maybe similar to the Invasion of the Body...

Maybe similar to the Invasion of the Body Snatchers??? I know you remember that flick!
12-22-20, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Hermes

You are correct. Who knows what algorithm they...

You are correct. Who knows what algorithm they use. Garmin partners with a company and uses their formulation. We have over 10 years of training plans, workouts and various routines for road and...
12-21-20, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Hermes

4 sessions, 7.5 hours, 122 miles 347 TSS. Two of...

4 sessions, 7.5 hours, 122 miles 347 TSS. Two of the sessions were Fiesta 20K TTTs.

My wife and I have the Garmin 830 and at the end of the session, the Garmin goes through past metrics and...
12-21-20, 12:09 AM
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Views: 236,281
Posted By Hermes

I posted this previously but here is Gould...

I posted this previously but here is Gould playing it. Gould was a Canadian and his first recording in 1955 was the Goldberg Variations that was one of Columbia’s largest selling albums. He focused...
12-18-20, 02:53 PM
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Views: 929,215
Posted By Hermes

I deleted your duplicate post for you. That...

I deleted your duplicate post for you.

That is too early and cold for pretty boys and star boys like me.:D However, I want to see you new TT cockpit. My setup is getting long in the tooth and I am...
12-18-20, 10:34 AM
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Views: 1,556
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Pills and Ills.

Moved to Pills and Ills.
12-18-20, 09:55 AM
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Views: 929,215
Posted By Hermes

And another thing...Where are all the fast guys...

And another thing...Where are all the fast guys who used to ride Fiesta. We cannot be the fastest racers out there. That is stupid. Previously, we always saw at least a couple of fast men. Are...
12-18-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta 20k TTT followed by 20 minutes of low...

Fiesta 20k TTT followed by 20 minutes of low tempo.

Interesting data: My wife wore her Giro aero head TT helmet versus her Specialized Evade.

Using Strava times, compared to last week where we...
12-16-20, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Hermes

New Apple MacBook Pro computers did away with the...

New Apple MacBook Pro computers did away with the magnetic power connectors. Although, I think my old computer was saved a couple of times from being pulled off the table by me tripping over the...
12-16-20, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Hermes

2 hours of piano practice today so my hands and...

2 hours of piano practice today so my hands and legs are pretty tired. I can play the Bach Art of the Fugue and some parts sound very Glenn Gould like while others languish.
12-15-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Hermes

My wife picked out the TTT workout for Fiesta...

My wife picked out the TTT workout for Fiesta from our coach’s playbook. 3 sets of 5x(1’ z5/z6, 2’ z2) 8’ rest between sets. We did these together but not drafting and I let her set the pace that...
12-14-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,407
Posted By Hermes

How far is a few feet? If someone is 1 to 2 feet...

How far is a few feet? If someone is 1 to 2 feet behind me that is a lot different from 5 to 10 feet or to say it another way, 1 to 2 bike lengths. Generally, I am not concerned with riders a bike...
12-14-20, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Hermes

7 hours, 120 miles and 320 TSS. Nice weather and...

7 hours, 120 miles and 320 TSS. Nice weather and great outdoor riding.

We ride the same routes week after week but change up the structure of the workout. We have a 34 mile route and my...
12-10-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By Hermes

Word. I like this post a lot. What I have...

Word. I like this post a lot.

What I have found is that warmup is programmatic versus time based with pedals turning. If I am on the rollers, I can start at 75 rpm and ramp up cadence for 12...
12-09-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By Hermes

IMO, the course dictates how to apply power...

IMO, the course dictates how to apply power effectively. One of my favorite time trial courses is Santiago Canyon in Orange County, CA. It is 12.4 miles starting with a climb of about 3 miles and...
12-08-20, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Hermes

FWIW, when we lived in NorCal, there was a time...

FWIW, when we lived in NorCal, there was a time trial practice series consisting of 4 to 5 races per season on a Saturday morning. The TT course was an out and back 400 feet of total climbing 9.7...
12-03-20, 09:27 AM
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Views: 331,636
Posted By Hermes

Around here, steak knives meant second place.:D

Around here, steak knives meant second place.:D
12-01-20, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Hermes

6.5 hours over Thanksgiving weekend including 2x...

6.5 hours over Thanksgiving weekend including 2x San Clemente to Oceanside TTTs. Typical SoCal weather.
12-01-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I avoid mirrors as well. Head selfies are okay.:D

I avoid mirrors as well. Head selfies are okay.:D
11-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By Hermes

I think it is more of an incremental gains...

I think it is more of an incremental gains discussion. I have seen many TTs where the spread on the podium is a couple of seconds. The 1 km/hr for increased efficiency due to less chain friction...
11-28-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 159,718
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have Nopinz too. They were popular...

My wife and I have Nopinz too. They were popular choices at record attempts at Aguascalientes
11-26-20, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta Island turkey trot on road bikes - 3 lap...

Fiesta Island turkey trot on road bikes - 3 lap TTT with accelerations. Happy Thanksgiving.
11-22-20, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Hermes

New cycling and gym routine. We drove to San...

New cycling and gym routine. We drove to San Clemente this morning and did a TTT south to Camp Pendleton’s South Gate and back. Then we drove north about 5 minutes and worked out at an outdoor gym,...
11-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,636
Posted By Hermes

I use ERO at the Carson Velodrome. Cyclists...

I use ERO at the Carson Velodrome. Cyclists slide on the saddle a lot. We slide forward when in the drops which used to be called riding on the rivet. And we slide back when climbing. We change...
11-18-20, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Hermes

When you raise the saddle up to accommodate the...

When you raise the saddle up to accommodate the shorter cranks, the saddle also moves back and the seat to handlebar to seat drop increases. So there is a lot of small changes being made to the fit....
11-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15,805
Views: 929,215
Posted By Hermes

We had a typical week of riding including TTT...

We had a typical week of riding including TTT work on Fiesta and Camp Pendleton plus some over under hill climbing. What is with the honey bees. My wife was stung on her nose and earlier this year...
11-13-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note. Please return the discussion to...

Moderation note. Please return the discussion to saddle tilt and stop the off topic discussion. Thank you.
11-11-20, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Happy Birthday Tmonk!!

Happy Birthday Tmonk!!
11-10-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By Hermes

I told my wife your story and asked for her...

I told my wife your story and asked for her opinion. She said...hire a coach who will see you and provide on the spot feedback. She has had a coach for the last 12 years but for this year due to...
11-07-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,636
Posted By Hermes

I had a simple outpatient procedure done at the...

I had a simple outpatient procedure done at the hospital this week and I had to get a Covid test prior. It was pretty simple. I had an appointment, drove up, wound the window down and then done. A...
11-06-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15,805
Views: 929,215
Posted By Hermes

We are riding inside both days. Oh well.

We are riding inside both days. Oh well.
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