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02-21-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 625
Posted By OBoile

Warmest: likely around 30 degrees Coldest: -14...

Warmest: likely around 30 degrees
Coldest: -14 degrees.
02-21-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By OBoile

Someone with more racing expertise can tell me if...

Someone with more racing expertise can tell me if I'm wrong, but I feel like Van Der Poel will be more of a classics type rider while Evenepoel will be more of a GT rider. VDP isn't likely to ever be...
02-21-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By OBoile

IIRC his power to weight ratio is very good. I'm...

IIRC his power to weight ratio is very good. I'm not sure he'll be distanced by the pure climbers, but I agree if he's going to be beaten, that seems to be the way to do it.
02-21-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By OBoile

It's pretty amazing what he's doing... and yeah,...

It's pretty amazing what he's doing... and yeah, he seems like a nice guy. There's a lot of talk about how this new generation is going to be great, but I'm starting to wonder if anyone will be able...
02-20-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,749
Posted By OBoile

And yet virtually every elite endurance athlete...

And yet virtually every elite endurance athlete has very little belly fat and follows a diet that is at least moderately high in carbs. Those that have tried Keto have generally abandoned it and the...
02-20-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,749
Posted By OBoile

They why do you do this? You're posting: on...

They why do you do this? You're posting:

on a bicycling forum. The sport of professional cycling is full of people who have virtually no belly fat and yet follow a diet that is virtually the...
02-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,749
Posted By OBoile

Caloric balance (i.e. calories in vs calories...

Caloric balance (i.e. calories in vs calories out) is the bedrock of nutrition science. There isn't anyone reputable who disputes this.
02-18-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,749
Posted By OBoile

Definitely false. But I'm curious as to why this...

Definitely false. But I'm curious as to why this guy only seems to show up when there's some way he can preach that Keto is some sort of miracle diet. Do you think he makes money off of it somehow?...
02-18-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,801
Posted By OBoile

This sums it up for me too. During the winter,...

This sums it up for me too. During the winter, there's about a 150 meter stretch I have to take on the sidewalk as the entrance to the MUP is on the "wrong" side of a divided street. On the way home,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

And once again, I said I wear sunscreen when...

And once again, I said I wear sunscreen when going out for an extended time.
30 minutes is certainly more reasonable than:

I'm glad to see you've learned something. Enjoy your improved mental...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

Fair enough, but I'd still take nonmelanoma skin...

Fair enough, but I'd still take nonmelanoma skin cancers over just about any other type of cancer. Sunlight exposure is associated with a reduction in risk of several other, far more serious, types...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

And you'll note in that very same post I said I...

And you'll note in that very same post I said I wear sunscreen when going outside for an extended period of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

That's still not exactly life altering. I'd take...

That's still not exactly life altering. I'd take a scar over being incontinent and not being able to get it up ever again for instance.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

If you're too lazy to read something, that's not...

If you're too lazy to read something, that's not my problem.
That's a straw man argument. No one implied that death rate is the only thing to look at. Furthermore, the treatment for basal-cell...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

You should really go back and read the article I...

You should really go back and read the article I posted above. Sunlight affects far more than just vitamin D.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

Odd. The general consensus is that sunlight =...

Odd. The general consensus is that sunlight = more vitamin D. Who exactly are "they" who are telling you this?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

Is it? If that is the case, then it is certainly...

Is it? If that is the case, then it is certainly odd that vitamin D supplementation doesn't appear to work. Perhaps vitamin D's relationship to health is more on of correlation than causation?

One...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

Overexposure is certainly bad. The question is:...

Overexposure is certainly bad. The question is: what constitutes overexposure? Putting on sunscreen when you're going to be outside for 20 minutes seems pretty extreme, particularly if you aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,810
Posted By OBoile

Sun exposure seems to be something that something...

Sun exposure seems to be something that something that a lot of people overreact to. Often, when we learn that too much of something is bad, we think the best solution is to cut it out entirely. But,...
02-12-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By OBoile

I don't think it's 90%... at least not anymore....

I don't think it's 90%... at least not anymore. My guess would be something like 50%. But, that pretty much includes all the top riders by definition.
02-10-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By OBoile

I also have a kickr core. I've never used another...

I also have a kickr core. I've never used another direct drive trainer so I can't compare to those, but I'm glad I made the upgrade from a wheel on trainer.
02-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,749
Posted By OBoile

Yes, everyone breaks the law. But only some...

Yes, everyone breaks the law.
But only some people seem to think it's unfair that they get a ticket for breaking the law when they get caught breaking the law.
02-05-20, 08:57 AM
02-03-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,749
Posted By OBoile

Keep in mind that paying tickets is completely...

Keep in mind that paying tickets is completely optional. To avoid it, all you have to do is obey the law.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,372
Posted By OBoile

I have the 4iiii. Seems fine to me. I've since...

I have the 4iiii. Seems fine to me. I've since bought two for my wife for her bikes, so I guess that's a pretty good indication that I'm satisfied with it.
01-31-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,909
Posted By OBoile

Thanks! Based on this, I don't see how one can...

Thanks!
Based on this, I don't see how one can compare Simpson with Lance. One cheated, the other just did something that was very risky.
01-29-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,909
Posted By OBoile

Honest question: was doping against the rules...

Honest question: was doping against the rules when Tom Simpson did it?

Aside from that, I agree that if credible evidence is available, people caught cheating should have to vacate their...
01-27-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By OBoile

https://www.amazon.ca/Sports-Gene-Extraordinary-At...

https://www.amazon.ca/Sports-Gene-Extraordinary-Athletic-Performance-ebook/dp/B00AEDDQKE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3V0X1QD3XUH3V&keywords=the+sports+gene&qid=1580149227&sprefix=the+sports+%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1
...
01-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,909
Posted By OBoile

We'll never really know about the first one, but...

We'll never really know about the first one, but the second is almost certainly true.
On paper at least, Lance shouldn't have been able to win a grand tour. He had the makings of a very good...
01-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By OBoile

Just to add to your strategy here: when in doubt,...

Just to add to your strategy here: when in doubt, be conservative. Taking a day off here or there isn't a big deal. Adding miles a bit more slowly isn't a big deal. Getting an overuse related health...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,546
Posted By OBoile

He (Vegan Cyclist) did do 330 a couple of weeks...

He (Vegan Cyclist) did do 330 a couple of weeks ago on a Zwift FTP test, so 350 isn't that far off.
https://youtu.be/5AMsYJfRPUU?t=3203
I'm about 15 or so watts under I'd guess. My best 20 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,546
Posted By OBoile

Yeah, I'm about 3-4 km/h faster on Zwift than...

Yeah, I'm about 3-4 km/h faster on Zwift than real life... something's not optimal for me. Having said that, I haven't exactly put much time into my position. I've done one duathlon and I pretty much...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,546
Posted By OBoile

The other option that would be viable is the P5...

The other option that would be viable is the P5 that is available at level 15. It's a bit better on the flat but not on climbs.
https://zwiftinsider.com/charts-tt/...
01-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By OBoile

I'm not sure what the point of this post is, nor...

I'm not sure what the point of this post is, nor why you linked to a video that isn't in English.


Uh... no.
01-07-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 971
Posted By OBoile

I was going to say exactly this (except for the...

I was going to say exactly this (except for the part about living in Africa). The majority of humankind's genetic diversity is in Africa. Black people from one part of Africa can be very different...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,610
Posted By OBoile

Yes. This is what I do.

Yes. This is what I do.
01-02-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By OBoile

Agree with everything here except that, IMO,...

Agree with everything here except that, IMO, Italy is more mountainous than France. There's lots of areas in France that are quite flat, but very few in Italy.
01-02-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By OBoile

First, I would say go see a doctor. It may well...

First, I would say go see a doctor. It may well be nothing, but you don't want to mess with your heart... it's kind of important.

Second, losing weight is almost certainly going to help. Being 250...
01-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By OBoile

To speak to this point, I did an FTP test today...

To speak to this point, I did an FTP test today and recorded power on both my trainer and my crank based PM. The crank based PM sent it to my computer which, being wahoo, computes the calories burned...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,957
Posted By OBoile

7,616 km, many of which are on the trainer.

7,616 km, many of which are on the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,921
Posted By OBoile

This is a useful thread.

This is a useful thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By OBoile

As a fellow Canadian (or really any non-American)...

As a fellow Canadian (or really any non-American) you shouldn't be assuming mph. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By OBoile

This. Drafting someone is essentially following...

This. Drafting someone is essentially following too closely, which if done in a car is illegal because it is dangerous. In a group ride, there's an implicit understanding that you are going to be...
12-31-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By OBoile

This. Aero bars are less stable and you don't...

This. Aero bars are less stable and you don't have easy access to your brakes. Not good for group rides where you'll hit some bumps unexpectedly, particularly fondos and the like where not everyone...
12-31-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,064
Posted By OBoile

Well, I missed a bunch of these. 1. While I got...

Well, I missed a bunch of these.
1. While I got faster, I learned a valuable lesson, most of the regular A riders also get dropped by a couple of guys who are head and shoulders above the rest. I'm...
12-30-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By OBoile

Post workout nutrition is generally overrated. As...

Post workout nutrition is generally overrated. As long as you are getting adequate nutrition day to day, it doesn't matter much. The only exception would be if you were doing some sort of high volume...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,546
Posted By OBoile

True. Especially if you have your trainer...

True. Especially if you have your trainer difficulty set to 100%.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By OBoile

I would be very surprised if the decision whether...

I would be very surprised if the decision whether to use erg mode or not had any significant effect on one's fitness.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,546
Posted By OBoile

Drafting matters. But, because cyclist avatars...

Drafting matters. But, because cyclist avatars don't really take up space, you don't see fights for position and you can just drift directly backwards in the pack so there's no real set rotation or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,546
Posted By OBoile

Congratulations! It sounds like you've got a good...

Congratulations! It sounds like you've got a good strategy going there. We could do something similar (but back then it was lifting weights) up until about 18 months. Then our son started getting...
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