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07-31-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 146,981
Posted By Hermes

With respect to more versus less seat to bar drop...

With respect to more versus less seat to bar drop and hip angle, it is important to accurately test different positions. In practice, there may not be much, if any, difference in CdA between the two...
07-31-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 146,981
Posted By Hermes

If I suspect your seat could go a little higher...

If I suspect your seat could go a little higher but it looks okay in the video. When I did my fit with ERO in conjunction with aero testing, Manton raised my seat a lot. Time trial specialists do...
07-30-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By Hermes

I traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia...

I traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia although I did not get to the Philippines. I get the traffic and road conditions not being great for sustained cycling. I remember golfing in...
07-28-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 214,487
Posted By Hermes

In other music news, we watched Hamilton on...

In other music news, we watched Hamilton on Disney. It was excellent but quite a change from an Andrew Lloyd Weber musical. The digital version was very good but I am sure the live version on...
07-27-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,261
Posted By Hermes

I thought the turbomolecular pump was referring...

I thought the turbomolecular pump was referring to a new smart trainer design that enables enhanced Zwifting capability.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,921
Posted By Hermes

We are reopening the thread and please return to...

We are reopening the thread and please return to the original topic of drafting. We removed some of the more egregious references to touching women.

Also, we suggest members read through the USAC...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,921
Posted By Hermes

We are going to clean up the references to...

We are going to clean up the references to touching of women and others.

At Bifeforums, we support our female members and their right not to be harassed by men. Even though, women may smile when...
07-22-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Trackies do not know anything but high cadence. I...

Trackies do not know anything but high cadence. I have been doing high cadence work for the last 12 years. I think the podcasts are great. I do not think it is so simple as increasing cadence is a...
07-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays. I was a very nice morning...

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays. I was a very nice morning with light winds for the first two laps and then the wind came. Averaged 21 mph for the 4 laps. Nothing exciting just some solid z2/z3 TT bike work.
07-16-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta hour of power.

Fiesta hour of power.
07-15-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Old guys are scared to detrain for fear that what...

Old guys are scared to detrain for fear that what is lost will not return. This theory is perpetuated in social media and by some coaches. Yes, age does seem to reek havoc on performance but I see...
07-14-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Hermes

I am all in for tan and skinny.:D

I am all in for tan and skinny.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,557
Posted By Hermes

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can...

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can pry them from my cold dead hands.
07-13-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,365
Posted By Hermes

What I have found for me is that climbing cadence...

What I have found for me is that climbing cadence is a bit of a red herring. For beginners, learning to spin is a great idea but once one can hold various cadences, I have not found that higher...
07-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Typical endurance training this weekend along the...

Typical endurance training this weekend along the coast and Camp Pendleton.

On Saturday, my wife and I approached the light at Del Mar Heights road going south on PCH. Typically, this is a long...
07-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,713
Posted By Hermes

Welcome back RChung Many of the posters in this...

Welcome back RChung Many of the posters in this thread are no longer active. It may be fun to start a new aero thread or continue this one as we have new TT riders such as burnthesheep, TMonk , and...
07-09-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesdays on Fiesta on TT bike. On the way...

TTT Tuesdays on Fiesta on TT bike. On the way over, wife says, what do you want to do. That is code for me to make suggestions that she can shoot down until I mention one she likes. Since we have...
07-07-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

We had a solid weekend of riding doing two coast...

We had a solid weekend of riding doing two coast rides from Del Mar to Carlsbad and back. 70 miles and 4 hours of riding. I took my R5 on Sunday and the SRM battery is dead so I did not have any...
06-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesday at Fiesta. I have been riding my...

TTT Tuesday at Fiesta. I have been riding my road bike and today, I took out the TT bike. I expected pain and suffering and instead it was a chainless day and everything felt easy including...
06-27-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

2.5 hour endurance ride via Camp Pendleton and...

2.5 hour endurance ride via Camp Pendleton and San Clemente. Today, was not my day. It started with me accidentally putting my Garmin into the screen / battery save mode such that the screen would...
06-26-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Wednesday was a high intensity strength session...

Wednesday was a high intensity strength session and Thursday was a 2 hour coastal ride with VO2 intervals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,784
Posted By Hermes

The hardest climb was Mount Ventoux, France.

The hardest climb was Mount Ventoux, France.
06-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

TTT Tuesday on Fiesta.

TTT Tuesday on Fiesta.
06-23-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 214,487
Posted By Hermes

Continued work on the Art of the Fugue 30%...

Continued work on the Art of the Fugue 30% complete.
06-22-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,261
Posted By Hermes

Group rides...We all want our lives back....

Group rides...We all want our lives back. Personally, I want my life back and I want to be smart about reducing the chances of getting Covid 19. Here is an article from the WSJ, that IMO, does an...
06-18-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Hermes

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Seems to be working now. Here is the no go zones for duration as well as % of...
06-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Hermes

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart?...

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart? It may provide another way to think about FTP training and duration. I cannot post pics from this computer.

I have listened to podcasts where...
06-13-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Cypress Yikes. I would need a rest week from the...

Cypress Yikes. I would need a rest week from the rest week plus a trip to the ortho doc for my back.
06-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

First gym workout in 3 months. It was great to...

First gym workout in 3 months. It was great to be back in the gym with others and the associated energy.

Interestingly, the high intensity isometrics seem to be working, since the weights I was...
06-10-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Hermes

I would suggest a rest interval off the bike. ...

I would suggest a rest interval off the bike. Let everything including hormones, enzymes and etc normalize. Also, try some deep breathing / meditation focusing on your breath. Let everything calm...
06-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta team time trial 20K. The wind was very...

Fiesta team time trial 20K. The wind was very light and temps okay. It was fabulous to be riding Fiesta again.
06-08-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta and parking are open and the road is...

Fiesta and parking are open and the road is pristine.
06-08-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By Hermes

4 times a week (Including one interval session)...

4 times a week (Including one interval session) for me plus one high intensity strength workout and recovery stuff thrown in for good measure. There is absolutely no events happening due to the...
06-07-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

My Kurt Kinetic has as much road feel as a sledge...

My Kurt Kinetic has as much road feel as a sledge hammer.
06-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Solid work. I hope you are feeling better and...

Solid work. I hope you are feeling better and your power and heart rate returning to normal.
05-29-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,195
Posted By Hermes

Thanks for the props. Take the plunge. You may...

Thanks for the props. Take the plunge. You may want to cruise the 33 racing forum training section. There are several posts about Zwift and the setup guys are using. I do not have a smart trainer...
05-29-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Never ask for permission when forgiveness may be...

Never ask for permission when forgiveness may be possible.:D
05-28-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

I will let you know tomorrow. It is whole body...

I will let you know tomorrow. It is whole body on “special” machines. We will see.
05-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,261
Posted By Hermes

It is great to see someone excited about the...

It is great to see someone excited about the sport. Do not lose that.

What I have found is that specificity and training for an event trumps absolute power at any time interval. I am a generalist,...
05-27-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Threshold climbing intervals on Mount Soledad....

Threshold climbing intervals on Mount Soledad. 2x10’.

In other news, we are starting a new high intensity strength training program. A boutique fitness center opened today and has an exemption...
05-26-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Wife and I did three days 35 miles/day, 105 miles...

Wife and I did three days 35 miles/day, 105 miles total of team time trial for the Holiday weekend. We did the Carmel Mountain Road Park n Ride to Carlsbad but it was too slow with all the lights...
05-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By Hermes

IMO, once one examines the liability of coaching...

IMO, once one examines the liability of coaching someone the business model starts to look difficult. At a minimum, the athlete must sign a waiver and the coach may or should have liability insurance...
05-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Take 2 HTFU and call me in the morning.:D

Take 2 HTFU and call me in the morning.:D
05-19-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Interval Tuesday. 2 hour ride with efforts. I...

Interval Tuesday. 2 hour ride with efforts. I thought I saw @TMonk (https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/member.php?u=89773) just south of Swamis - must have been someone else. I also...
05-18-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,261
Posted By Hermes

I agree with burnthesheep with respect to...

I agree with burnthesheep with respect to accuracy of power meters. I aggregate power results from different bikes, road, track, time trial and tandem into software as I think most racers do that...
05-17-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

9 hours this week all outdoors.

9 hours this week all outdoors.
05-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday was a 2 hour endurance ride along the...

Yesterday was a 2 hour endurance ride along the coast from Del Mar to Carlsbad and back.
05-13-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

TMonk My FTP is crap right now so 140% of crap...

TMonk My FTP is crap right now so 140% of crap is crap. One or two pursuit style efforts is a lot.
05-13-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday - Pacific Beach to Swamis ride. Warmup,...

Tuesday - Pacific Beach to Swamis ride. Warmup, accelerations, 1’, 2x3’ and over under on Torrey Pines climb. My 3 minute efforts are more like pursuit efforts 140% and hence I am gassed after the...
05-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15,157
Views: 858,342
Posted By Hermes

9 hours for the week and Saturday we did the...

9 hours for the week and Saturday we did the Santa Fe to Swamis ride 2 hours of endurance and Sunday, based upon Doge suggestion, we rode through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente and back - 2 hours of...
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