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08-24-19, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Grotug

Maybe the reason I知 not improving much on the...

Maybe the reason I知 not improving much on the Friday endurance rides is because I haven稚 been doing them in a structured way; only spending a little time in zone 2, otherwise lots of zone 3 and 4...
08-24-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

So what I知 wondering is do my legs just not have...

So what I知 wondering is do my legs just not have the fitness to go more than an hour steady non stop at 170 watts? They seem to manage on the Tuesday night group rides where I値l sometimes still...
08-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

This forum is hellbent on destroying my posts...

This forum is hellbent on destroying my posts (just lost another post and had to post this remade, half formulated one before it was done because it started self destructing, too! [luckily 爽ndo...
08-24-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

Thanks for your reply. I look at the 125BPM...

Thanks for your reply.

I look at the 125BPM at 170 watts as a good thing. First off, what is normal for me is becoming unknown, because, I feel (I hope) I知 getting fitter and thus my watts are...
08-24-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

Well that was interesting; first 25+ miles of my...

Well that was interesting; first 25+ miles of my ride yesterday I was feeling fantastic; was struggling to keep it into zone 2 and not go harder. Was averaging about 170 watts and about 125BPM; then,...
08-24-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Grotug

I read your first post as saying that you are "in...

I read your first post as saying that you are "in the 8th grade" and I'm like ... he has a wife?? :eek:

You definitely don't want to drink the whole bottle at once. Sipping a little at a time...
08-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Grotug

Since my greatest fear on a long ride is going...

Since my greatest fear on a long ride is going hungry I will eat pretty close to the start of the ride (like an hour); but if it's a shorter ride I'll try not to eat less than 2.5 hours before so...
08-23-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Grotug

I'm a skinny guy and never had issues before this...

I'm a skinny guy and never had issues before this season when I decided I was going to ride 5 to 6 days a week religiously. Now I use this before every ride:...
08-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

This post is more for my own record keeping;...

This post is more for my own record keeping; basically I try to rationalize how fatigued I am based on how my ride went last night:

Resting HR this morning was about 44 avg and last 30s standing...
08-22-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Grotug

I haven't bothered to read all the replies, but I...

I haven't bothered to read all the replies, but I personally don't like my water flavored so if I'm going to be doing a hard effort in the heat I will add ten to twenty drops of electrolyte solution...
08-22-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

My lying down HR average over 3 minutes this...

My lying down HR average over 3 minutes this morning was about 46. Last 30 second average while standing up was about 60 or 61. I did not ride yesterday (but I did go for a 5 mile walk with a few...
08-21-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Grotug

I'm 39 and riding a lot and also cannot eat...

I'm 39 and riding a lot and also cannot eat enough. Why don't you snack? You should be eating every two hours.
08-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

Morning heart rate report: I woke up, went pee...

Morning heart rate report: I woke up, went pee (very yellow) but weight good for being dehydrate: 140lb! Put on my heart rate strap; lay back down and my heart rate was 79. So I figured it might take...
08-20-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

Just lost my detailed reply. On other forums the...

Just lost my detailed reply. On other forums the text gets saved but I cannot retrieve it on this forum for some reason using history or the back button, so this rewritten reply will likely be super...
08-16-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

caloso Haha, yeah, except I get to 'borrow some...

caloso Haha, yeah, except I get to 'borrow some other faster rider's legs' all the time, now!

So I guess I answered my question tonight about the 40/20 workout yesterday, because my body struggled...
08-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

UPDATE! My summer has been going really well....

UPDATE! My summer has been going really well. Been doing 6 rides a week, with about 3 of those hard or hardish. The program has remained the same: On Monday is 15" leg openers (or proper 15" sprints,...
07-30-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,292
Posted By Grotug

I'm very pleased with this raw grass fed whey...

I'm very pleased with this raw grass fed whey...
07-14-19, 11:18 AM
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Views: 81,652
Posted By Grotug

Hi, I'm Jason and I rode 60 miles yesterday and...

Hi, I'm Jason and I rode 60 miles yesterday and spent half the ride struggling to maintain zone 2 or higher (probably a combination of going somewhat hard at beginning of ride and then digesting the...
07-09-19, 11:04 PM
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Views: 6,857
Posted By Grotug

Thumbs up!! How many miles did you ride that day?

Thumbs up!! How many miles did you ride that day?
07-09-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,342
Posted By Grotug

I bought the coverage and I'm happy with it,...

I bought the coverage and I'm happy with it, although I haven't figured out how to cast it to my 55" smart TV, so I've been watching it on my 16" laptop. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out how to...
07-09-19, 10:49 PM
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Views: 81,652
Posted By Grotug

53 miles on the spicey club ride. Was hard fun....

53 miles on the spicey club ride. Was hard fun. Got dropped multiple times but always had someone else with me who dropped as well. 'Multiple times', because the main front group stopped a couple...
07-09-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Grotug

I have no idea what you should buy. I'd suggest...

I have no idea what you should buy. I'd suggest test riding some bikes at the Trek store and explain to the Trek folks your newbieness, intentions and budget and see where they direct you as far as...
07-09-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,683
Posted By Grotug

The hair on your legs would catch all that filth...

The hair on your legs would catch all that filth and suspend it in the hairs rather than allow it all to absorb into your glistening skin through your open pores.
07-08-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

An update on my progress: I got a bike fit...

An update on my progress:

I got a bike fit right before last Tuesday's group ride and I think it helped. And I think my FTP is going up. I had a very good ride last Tuesday. Held onto the A group...
06-28-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

These replies have been a pure pleasure to read;...

These replies have been a pure pleasure to read; very encouraging! Thanks everyone! One thing I've started to realize about myself which some of you have wisely picked up on is that I'd rather train...
06-26-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

​​​​​CCNS Aerobic Assessment Fact Sheet ...

​​​​​CCNS Aerobic Assessment Fact Sheet

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06-26-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

Hiro11 I appreciate your post. I do temper my...

Hiro11 I appreciate your post. I do temper my pulls now (though I used to be over-eager and pull too long).

As the efforts to hold the wheel become unbearable I have the ungainly habit of grunting...
06-26-19, 03:42 PM
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Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

I'm actually about to head out for another ride...

I'm actually about to head out for another ride so this post will be short. Last night's ride (it's actually our group's A ride--age range is 28 to 58 but they are strong guys). We average 19.5 miles...
06-26-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,246
Posted By Grotug

Training to power -- suggestions?

Greetings all,
I am back at it full bore, but regret I took so many months off over the winter (and spring). Now I can't keep up with the rest of the group ride! since it seems most everyone rode a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Grotug

I'm 38 and the highest heartrate I've seen is...

I'm 38 and the highest heartrate I've seen is 169bpm, and that was on race day hyped up on way too much caffeine. But I've only recently gotten a HRM. I probbaly could get it higher than that on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Grotug

I'll take roads with 'hill' in their name for $200 Alex.

Hahaha. I had a great summer riding. Everything went really well. I figured out my fueling; always had tons of energy on all my rides. Never bonked. I'm a huge fan of the ShotBlocks. And, yes, pasta...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Grotug

Indoor training made more fun?

I have long been a fan of the Electronic Arts Need for Speed series of racing games. It seems to me in this technological age, the time has come to merge my passion for cycling and car racing games...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Grotug

So there is the "backside" of the hill I've been...

So there is the "backside" of the hill I've been doing a lot; that I've done nearly as much. It's a fair bit harder; and there is a nasty (though not very long) hill leading to it. I did that series...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Grotug

Thanks for the reply Matty! I will check out that...

Thanks for the reply Matty! I will check out that podcast. So what do 3-minute VO2 Max intervals feel like? How do those intervals feel different than before you got the power meter and started...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Grotug

I do this too. :) I find it very satisfying to do...

I do this too. :) I find it very satisfying to do this when it allows me to maintain the cadence sweet spot when powering over rollers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Grotug

Embracing hills

tl;dr; I'm finally getting fit again and want advice on hill intervals to maximize my power (and endurance). I love hills! And I'm trying to emulate Froome's high cadence riding style, as I find it...
09-25-12, 01:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,072
Posted By Grotug

http://lostbuddha.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-olympic...

http://lostbuddha.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-olympic-sport-somersaulting-over.html

This was written the day after I smacked squarely into a deer on my road bike on August 8, 2012:

[...] A car...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Grotug

Nope. The last i saw the deer was right before I...

Nope. The last i saw the deer was right before I collided with it. He was probably fine. But it certainly seems possible the deer could have suffered a cracked rib, but my feeling is he was okay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Grotug

Well, I'm in Montreal. Foot is swollen, but...

Well, I'm in Montreal. Foot is swollen, but doesn't hurt much.

If you're interested, here are details leading up to my accident from my blog.

8/9/2012
New Olympic Sport: Somersaulting Over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Grotug

Thanks for the replies. Everyone must ask how...

Thanks for the replies. Everyone must ask how the deer was. I do not know. The last time I saw him was when I realized that I was going to hit him. He was probably okay.

@dtrain: yes, I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Grotug

Thanks for the reply. There's a sizable black...

Thanks for the reply. There's a sizable black and blue bruise on the bottom of my foot that's grown since I landed on it a week ago. I realize my injury is relatively minor compared to multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Grotug

Hit a deer; sprained foot.

I sprained my foot badly on the evening of August 8, 2012 after hitting a deer at 35mph coming down a hill. I'm writing this post in the evening of August 30:

I still spend most/all of my time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Grotug

If I warm up for 15 minutes before going for the...

If I warm up for 15 minutes before going for the gusto I seem to have better performance and stamina during that ride than if I go hard as soon as I get on my bike. But, yeah, I feel right as soon...
09-18-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,535
Posted By Grotug

Reducing the risk of head injury isn't as black...

Reducing the risk of head injury isn't as black and white as whether you will die or not. And who can say that the reason the fatalities are low isn't because people are wearing helmets? If I crash...
09-17-07, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,465
Posted By Grotug

I imagine they don't necessarily want to reach...

I imagine they don't necessarily want to reach ridiculous speeds down hill anyway. Seems it would not be the most efficient use of their energy as the amount of aerodynamic drag you are overcoming...
Forum: Introductions
09-17-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Grotug

Hi. I'm fairly new to biking myself. When I...

Hi. I'm fairly new to biking myself. When I learned that people go for 40 mile bike rides on a regular basis I thought "wow, 40 miles on a bike!?!?" Well, this summer I started commuting to work...
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