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10-18-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,194
Posted By gregf83

If you're not riding on gravel 40mm Schwalbe...

If you're not riding on gravel 40mm Schwalbe G-One All arounds are much slower. If you're riding solo for exercise it doesn't make a difference how fast you go but if you're commuting or trying to...
10-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,229
Posted By gregf83

It's on hold in the US but I believe they only...

It's on hold in the US but I believe they only paused for a week in the UK.
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...
09-27-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,144
Posted By gregf83

There's much less variability in metabolism of...

There's much less variability in metabolism of food than some are suggesting. There is definitely a difference in how food intake satiates hunger and some people have a much easier time controlling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,926
Posted By gregf83

Agreed. As are most things recreational cyclists...

Agreed. As are most things recreational cyclists do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,926
Posted By gregf83

I think the point is that aero doesn't matter...

I think the point is that aero doesn't matter when you're training solo. That doesn't mean you can't use aero gear when training if one doesn't have an option. It does mean the aero penalty from 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...
09-12-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,366
Posted By gregf83

As you've pointed out there are other reasons for...

As you've pointed out there are other reasons for sitting when climbing besides efficiency. Most riders sit and spin climbing for the same reasons they ride on the flats at a higher cadence which has...
09-12-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,366
Posted By gregf83

An older study but Level ground and uphill...

An older study but Level ground and uphill cycling efficiency in seated and standing positions...
09-09-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By gregf83

Get a different wheel. DT Swiss hubs are fairly...

Get a different wheel. DT Swiss hubs are fairly loud. As good as a bell when riding on a path.
08-31-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By gregf83

Not good to hear. I was planning to pick one up...

Not good to hear. I was planning to pick one up this winter. Suspect it's just a problem with your unit as I haven't heard of any connection issues from others (plenty of users on Slowtwitch)
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.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,570
Posted By gregf83

Age 53 to 60: 60km round-trip Since Mar: 18...

Age 53 to 60: 60km round-trip
Since Mar: 18 steps and 20ft
08-18-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By gregf83

I’ve commuted for the past 7 winters in similar...

I’ve commuted for the past 7 winters in similar weather about 32km each way. I would give up on the notion of staying dry and be satisfied with keeping warm. I’ve tried numerous jackets with the...
08-09-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By gregf83

Who's working on vaccines for SARS? Why would any...

Who's working on vaccines for SARS? Why would any corporation spend a dime working on a vaccine for something that isn't an issue? On the other hand there is an enormous application of resources...
08-03-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,433
Posted By gregf83

It might be tasty but not very useful for...

It might be tasty but not very useful for nutrition on a ride. You need carbs and nuts are a poor source of carbs. Peanuts are mostly fat and you're already carrying an excess amount of fat.
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?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,597
Posted By gregf83

200+ posts in two days is a successful troll...

200+ posts in two days is a successful troll...
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...
07-07-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By gregf83

Given the symptoms can be identical to Flu or...

Given the symptoms can be identical to Flu or nothing it's not surprising many people think they may have had it.
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,909
Posted By gregf83

The most effective position is a function of the...

The most effective position is a function of the apparent wind angle. Directly behind in a straight headwind to on the hip in a strong crosswind. In between there is often overlap.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,909
Posted By gregf83

Unless there's a strong crosswind in which case...

Unless there's a strong crosswind in which case you want to be heavily overlapped. Earlier this year while on a solo ride a team came by and invited me into their rotation. It was a fast paced ride...
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.
07-02-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,375
Posted By gregf83

Broke my fork in a head-on collision with an...

Broke my fork in a head-on collision with an e-bike. One side of the fork completely cracked through. Still managed to ride it 500 yds to a coffee shop before I realized it was cracked through. Also...
07-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,764
Posted By gregf83

Were you riding or spinning the wheel? Seems like...

Were you riding or spinning the wheel? Seems like you just may need to get some sealant on whatever's leaking and it should seal. How is the fit between the hold and the tapered rubber on the valve?...
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By gregf83

I agree the safety argument is thin. I and many...

I agree the safety argument is thin. I and many others just find clipless more comfortable. The difference between the two pedals when starting out or sprinting (flat or uphill) is that you can apply...
07-01-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By gregf83

Most people riding bikes grew up riding flats and...

Most people riding bikes grew up riding flats and switched at some point to clipless. I don't think there's much to learn about riding with either other than remembering to clip out when stopping. If...
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....
06-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By gregf83

I recall drops in HR on the trainer when I took a...

I recall drops in HR on the trainer when I took a drink of water. Don't know if it was because the lack of Oxygen coming in when drinking or something related to the cold water. Probably didn't see...
06-18-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,466
Posted By gregf83

If I got doored I would accept 100% of the blame.

If I got doored I would accept 100% of the blame.
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.
06-08-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,884
Posted By gregf83

Old chains on old cassettes don't usually skip....

Old chains on old cassettes don't usually skip. It's when you replace an old chain which has stretched more than about 3/32" in 12". The stretched chain will wear the cogs. If you spend more time in...
05-25-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By gregf83

Rented a 10 BR house in Sicily and was supposed...

Rented a 10 BR house in Sicily and was supposed to be cycling with 9 other buds in May for a couple of weeks. Sadly Mt Etna will have to wait for another time...
05-21-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,456
Posted By gregf83

I see a lot of obnoxious drivers. Maybe there's...

I see a lot of obnoxious drivers. Maybe there's just a lot of obnoxious people in the world :)
05-18-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,957
Posted By gregf83

I'm too old to be as polite as they suggest....

I'm too old to be as polite as they suggest. Fortunately, I don't have any friends promoting nonsense.
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...
05-13-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,894
Posted By gregf83

Very few of these tests have been verified with...

Very few of these tests have been verified with the normal rigor and the pressure to increase testing capacity may contribute to 'user error' or sample contamination. It sounds like either:1. Your...
05-13-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,894
Posted By gregf83

It's pretty close though. It correctly detected...

It's pretty close though. It correctly detected 88 out of 88 positive samples.
05-13-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,894
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't sound like there's an issue with the...

It doesn't sound like there's an issue with the test, rather they were premature in claiming the presence of antibodies ensures immunity. It likely does but that has yet to be proven.
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