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09-27-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By gregf83

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is...

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is to jump in the pool. I don't usually heat it in the summer so it's cool and drops my core temperature instantly. Dry off in the sun while drinking a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,926
Posted By gregf83

Having a small bag on the bars of an aero bike is...

Having a small bag on the bars of an aero bike is no more incongruous than going for an easy ride on the bike. Not everyone has multiple bikes and not everyone is riding flat out in the drops every...
09-16-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,021
Posted By gregf83

These guys...

These guys https://www.strava.com/activities/3811732887 need a new coach. Typical training ride getting ready for race season. The Strava ride is worth looking at for the scenery but also note that...
09-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,021
Posted By gregf83

The references in the link you provided include...

The references in the link you provided include papers authored by Seiler that refer to the distribution of intensity over sessions not time.

Regardless, time or sessions, I don't see it in the...
09-14-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,021
Posted By gregf83

I haven't seen any 'elite' riders following...

I haven't seen any 'elite' riders following Seiler's polarized model. I believe the 80/20 is supposed to apply to workouts not total duration, i.e. 2 out of 10 workouts include zone 3 work and the...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,570
Posted By gregf83

Don't worry about it. Just a curiosity question...

Don't worry about it. Just a curiosity question and there are plenty of those on this board.
07-30-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By gregf83

Try it both ways and report back.

Try it both ways and report back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,597
Posted By gregf83

The twilight zone?

The twilight zone?
07-09-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By gregf83

That’s consistent with the data shown at...

That’s consistent with the data shown at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries with the US having an IFR of 4.3% and the UK at 15%. Not the most useful metric for comparison as it’s...
07-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,003
Posted By gregf83

The alternative to a defeatist attitude is to...

The alternative to a defeatist attitude is to manage behavior to limit the spread until, hopefully, a vaccine is available. In our province of 5 million, for example, it would take another 500 yrs...
07-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,003
Posted By gregf83

You can even win money for catching it in...

You can even win money for catching it in Alabama....
07-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,003
Posted By gregf83

Would you have used that same argument for Polio,...

Would you have used that same argument for Polio, Measles etc?

Turns out many who survive Covid sustain permanent damage so they’re not ‘stronger’ as you postulate.
07-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By gregf83

Jumping on the pedal is good for half a...

Jumping on the pedal is good for half a revolution. What about all the other revolutions before you're up to speed?

The OP video looked at a number of existing studies showing that at steady...
07-01-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,686
Posted By gregf83

Opening everything and leaving it up to personal...

Opening everything and leaving it up to personal choice is fine for those with the luxury of working from home. Not so great if your choice is to be forced back into work at a meat packing plant or...
06-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,376
Posted By gregf83

Hospital admissions (including ICU) are...

Hospital admissions (including ICU) are increasing so it's possible the overall number of cases is rising but treatment is improving so death rate is holding steady in spite of a rise in cases....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,138
Posted By gregf83

I'd remove the hanger. The paint will chip off...

I'd remove the hanger. The paint will chip off but it will allow you to see what's underneath. If it looks OK you can touch up the paint after.
05-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By gregf83

What could possibly go wrong? ...

What could possibly go wrong?
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05-18-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By gregf83

I'm getting a little skeptical of these early...

I'm getting a little skeptical of these early press releases which I suspect are aimed primarily at investors. We saw similarly encouraging press releases from Oxford's Jenner institute. Subsequent...
05-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By gregf83

That's an even older announcement (May 9th) for a...

That's an even older announcement (May 9th) for a rapid test for detecting active Coronavirus not antibodies.
05-17-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By gregf83

You need to insert the slang term for native...

You need to insert the slang term for native Australians into the link. It's week old news granting Abott emergency use authorization for an anti-body test.
Time to get a more intelligent censor...
05-06-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,042
Posted By gregf83

The purpose of the mask is to minimize viral...

The purpose of the mask is to minimize viral shedding if you’re infected and asymptomatic. It doesn’t really matter if you touch the mask; it will still limit the spread of virus droplets. It’s a...
05-05-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,888
Posted By gregf83

I just rinse the chain in mineral spirits let it...

I just rinse the chain in mineral spirits let it dry, or not, and drop in the wax. The hot wax will get rid of any remaining oil residue on the chain. It always comes out of the hot wax shiny clean.
04-30-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,885
Posted By gregf83

If I was young I would consider volunteering....

If I was young I would consider volunteering. Years ago Dr Barry Marshall deliberately gave himself an ulcer to test his hypothesis:
...
04-26-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,487
Posted By gregf83

You'd have received much less push back if you'd...

You'd have received much less push back if you'd titled the OP 'I beat the coronavirus while fasting'
04-26-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,487
Posted By gregf83

I know some have managed to recover with limited...

I know some have managed to recover with limited symptoms simply by wearing red wool sweaters.
04-24-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 29,222
Posted By gregf83

You're confused. Having a right to an opinion is...

You're confused. Having a right to an opinion is not the same as requiring private media sources to broadcast your opinion.
04-24-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 29,222
Posted By gregf83

I'm assuming this is sarcasm?

I'm assuming this is sarcasm?
04-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 29,222
Posted By gregf83

Not going to defend the intelligence of your...

Not going to defend the intelligence of your leader but I do recall reading the diary of my wife's deceased grandmother a few years ago and she recounted douching with lysol as a form of birth...
04-15-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By gregf83

It's shocking that people can't grasp that the...

It's shocking that people can't grasp that the Global Elites have used 5G to spread Coronavirus to consolidate their worldwide dominance.
Ooops, I though this was the tinfoil had forum...
04-11-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,068
Posted By gregf83

I think wearing a mask on a bike is overkill....

I think wearing a mask on a bike is overkill. Around here there's plenty of free space to ride. Riding close to walkers or other cyclists occasionally is very low risk as the total time in close...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,971
Posted By gregf83

Not all laws are aligned with safety of the...

Not all laws are aligned with safety of the cyclists. We have the same law but usually ignore it as it's safer to ride two-up on roads without a shoulder. Riding single file encourages vehicles to...
04-09-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,275
Posted By gregf83

What have you seen about how easy it spreads...

What have you seen about how easy it spreads outside? I just finished a 2 1/2 hr ride, saw lots of people out walking or exercising but the amount of time I spent in anyone's vicinity was negligible....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,971
Posted By gregf83

The two or three feet beside the fog line are...

The two or three feet beside the fog line are effectively cleaned by drivers who are texting and drifting out of their lane. I often see semis drifting over the line after they pass me - no idea why.
04-08-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 29,222
Posted By gregf83

I think the confusion is that the 3% fatality...

I think the confusion is that the 3% fatality rate that has been reported for Coronavirus is relative to the number of confirmed infected persons not the total population. Given the restrictions on...
04-07-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By gregf83

Just measure with a 12" steel rule. 7000 is a lot...

Just measure with a 12" steel rule. 7000 is a lot of miles so it's quite possible it's worn out or doesn't have much life left.
04-05-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,861
Posted By gregf83

I think/hope there will be some permanent changes...

I think/hope there will be some permanent changes in our society. I've been at home for 3 wks but had to drive into town once for a medical appointment during the week. It was like driving at 7AM on...
04-02-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
Posted By gregf83

KK trainers have a larger roller diameter than...

KK trainers have a larger roller diameter than many trainers and are easier on tires. I just use older tires (GP4000) and have never noticed any significant wear.
03-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,808
Posted By gregf83

There's also a good chance the offensive cyclist...

There's also a good chance the offensive cyclist was mentally challenged in some way. Better to let these things slide than go around punching everyone in the nose.
03-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,808
Posted By gregf83

It's not worth getting worked up over badly...

It's not worth getting worked up over badly behaving motorists or cyclists. There are plenty of both and you'll just raise your stress levels if you get upset every time a motorist or cyclist does...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By gregf83

Increasing the slow twitch ratio is much easier...

Increasing the slow twitch ratio is much easier than the other way around - “sprinters are born, not made”.
03-27-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,303
Posted By gregf83

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good” - It’s...

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good” - It’s still necessary to test, even if coverage is not 100%, to determine the efficacy of containment measures.
03-15-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,027
Posted By gregf83

Not illegal...also not necessary to ride with...

Not illegal...also not necessary to ride with knives and pepper spray around here. I think I’d find another hobby if I had to carry protection.
11-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,713
Posted By gregf83

I just ride how I feel without worrying about...

I just ride how I feel without worrying about zones. Going up hills I'm at threshold or above, on the flats I would mostly be in an endurance zone. I'd rather drive than ride slow enough not to...
11-03-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,713
Posted By gregf83

What's wrong with showering twice a day? Pretty...

What's wrong with showering twice a day? Pretty tough to ride 20mi to work without needing a shower. You don't need to be a Cat 1 to avg 200W for a couple hours/day.
11-02-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,381
Posted By gregf83

If your fear is related to slipping on ice get...

If your fear is related to slipping on ice get some studded tires. If you just don't like cold I don't know what to suggest other than wearing appropriate clothes. If, at the end of your ride, you're...
10-31-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,713
Posted By gregf83

There are some small differences in how one...

There are some small differences in how one metabolizes different types of food but these are 2nd and 3rd order effects that don't really explain why people gain or lose weight. The majority of...
10-31-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,713
Posted By gregf83

All these apps seem pretty well connected....

All these apps seem pretty well connected. MyFitnessPal takes Calories from Garmin Connect. If you have a powermeter Garmin uses kJ for Calories. Once you connect Garmin to Myfitness the transfer is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,151
Posted By gregf83

I often create routes in the default free mode...

I often create routes in the default free mode and get turn by tun navigation on my Garmin 520. It beeps 100 or so meters before each turn. I pay when I want to import rides from Strava and make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,950
Posted By gregf83

I think the latter part of your statement is the...

I think the latter part of your statement is the root of confusion with many in this thread. Most people using an ebike don't consider riding to be a sport. It's just a means of transportation. All...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,950
Posted By gregf83

We have a number of riders in our group who have...

We have a number of riders in our group who have 'aged out' over the years. They tend to ride slower amongst themselves or solo and meet back at the coffee shop after a ride. While I can see the...
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