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04-20-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,406
Posted By LaFlore

While BMI can be bogus for individuals, it is...

While BMI can be bogus for individuals, it is good for statistical averaging. Heavily muscled people are well outside the norm.

My doctor has told me that BMI doesn't apply in my case. I'm...
09-02-03, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,941
Posted By LaFlore

I hear that. This summer has been a real...

I hear that. This summer has been a real scorcher in my area.

I went on a few rides where the temperature was approaching 45 degrees C.. very hot. Better believe I was paying close attention to...
09-02-03, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,941
Posted By LaFlore

This is an interesting discussion.. I've always...

This is an interesting discussion.. I've always known that a HR monitor is a useful tool for helping one get 'in a zone' to maximize training, as well as for possibly detecting the onset of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-03, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By LaFlore

You'd be surprised.. my little mirror is so...

You'd be surprised.. my little mirror is so convenient to use (few degrees turn of head) that I'd estimate that I see 90%+ of traffic coming up behind me - thanks to very frequent mirror checks. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-03, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By LaFlore

It is the Third Eye model. It certainly takes...

It is the Third Eye model. It certainly takes getting used to, as it relies highly on peripheral vision (for my facial dimensions, anyway). I use smallish Smith Toaster sunglasses, and even with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-03, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By LaFlore

Just curious.. would you make the same argument...

Just curious.. would you make the same argument about using a mirror versus not using one? I don't think it can be argued that using one does not raise one's awareness of environment.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-03, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By LaFlore

Well.. this year I've taken to riding with...

Well.. this year I've taken to riding with headphones occasionally on my solo rides. I keep the volume fairly low and I can still hear traffic coming up behind me. Does it distract me? A bit, but...
08-29-03, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By LaFlore

During the race season, I still try to get in and...

During the race season, I still try to get in and lift 1 or 2 times a week. I limit it striclty to upper body (sometimes calves), and stay in a higher rep range (15-20 reps) with little rest between...
08-29-03, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,699
Posted By LaFlore

Yup, those last few % of bf can be quite...

Yup, those last few % of bf can be quite stubborn. I'm in my mid-30s and my stomach is ripped. Basically, what worked for me was to spend as much of my time being active as possible, and not just...
08-29-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By LaFlore

There be downhills in Indiana?! :p ...

There be downhills in Indiana?! :p

Depending on the ride, breaks can be fairly frequent in group rides.. I.e. nature or for regrouping. Solo, I always have a desire to keep moving for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-03, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By LaFlore

I use a Specialized tri-spoke (equivalent to HED)...

I use a Specialized tri-spoke (equivalent to HED) on the front for 80+% of my road riding. I'm a bigger rider at 195 lbs and I have a knack for breaking spokes on regularly spoked (32 hole) front...
06-18-03, 09:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,342
Posted By LaFlore

Hardware Design Engineer, working on imaging...

Hardware Design Engineer, working on imaging algorithms for MFP products. When I'm not out riding, that is.. :D
06-16-03, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By LaFlore

I shave the legs 2 to 3 times a week. I'll admit...

I shave the legs 2 to 3 times a week. I'll admit that it is partly because I race and I caved to peer pressure. :p That said, it is also because I get massages every week :D, and it is MUCH more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-03, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By LaFlore

I didn't realize it was a "snob" issue, but I've...

I didn't realize it was a "snob" issue, but I've always tended to wear my sunglasses over the helmet straps. Simply because I like how having the straps snug around my face feels, which the...
06-16-03, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By LaFlore

FWIW, some tips from me to maybe consider: ...

FWIW, some tips from me to maybe consider:

1) Assuming you use one, try losing the bike computer (for now) if it's causing you to push too hard, too soon. Heck, after many years training/racing I...
06-16-03, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By LaFlore

Yep, having a training induced low resting HR can...

Yep, having a training induced low resting HR can be wierd at first. My first couple of years of racing, my resting HR got down to about 42. It's *not* low due to genetics, so that was a new thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-03, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,778
Posted By LaFlore

Guess I'm in the minority.. I actually prefer a...

Guess I'm in the minority.. I actually prefer a *good* set of shorts over bibs.

Bibs just aren't as comfortable to me, and make me feel hotter on the warm days. Also, the bib straps keep wanting...
06-15-03, 11:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,912
Posted By LaFlore

Average speed doesn't mean all that much to me. ...

Average speed doesn't mean all that much to me.

On my solo training rides, I rarely average faster than 18 mph or so when its all said and done. However I'm always mixing up the pace.. during a...
06-14-03, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By LaFlore

Training response can be highly individual. That...

Training response can be highly individual. That said, I've found the perfect intervals *for me*.

I've seen them termed "30/30 intervals" and a set is as follows:

30 seconds of near maximal,...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-03, 01:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,163
Posted By LaFlore

I made the mud flaps for my fixed-gear out of...

I made the mud flaps for my fixed-gear out of those clear vinyl floor mats (not the hard chair ones). Cut out triangular shapes and taped them onto the bottom of my fenders. They seem to be very...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-03, 12:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By LaFlore

Varies on the day, really, since I road race and...

Varies on the day, really, since I road race and incorporate commuting into my training schedule as best I can.

Since my commute is relatively short (5 mi.) I usually just spin easily otw to work,...
06-13-03, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By LaFlore

The Mormon Crickets are certainly bad this year...

The Mormon Crickets are certainly bad this year in SW Idaho. These are pretty large bugs (2-3 inches long as adults), technically katydids and not crickets. As the days get warmer, they are...
06-11-03, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By LaFlore

I guess my experience differs on the road slime...

I guess my experience differs on the road slime tubes, as I routinely run 120+ psi in them. I do agree that you must exercise caution with the valve stems, as the rubber can be cut very easily on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-03, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By LaFlore

Ahhh, the palouse. I sure miss the undulating...

Ahhh, the palouse. I sure miss the undulating roads in the Pullman/Spokane area. That hilliness, along with the wide shoulders, sparse traffic and velvety asphalt add up to a beautiful cycling...
06-10-03, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By LaFlore

Not tires, but worth consideration.. Slime...

Not tires, but worth consideration.. Slime Tubes.

I know that road slime tubes get a bad rap from some folks, but I'm quickly becoming a huge fan. Since I've put them in my tires (specialized...
03-12-03, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By LaFlore

Signs of spring, hmmm lets see.. -- daylight...

Signs of spring, hmmm lets see..

-- daylight
-- green grass
-- bugs
-- t-storms
-- walkers, joggers, etc

oh yeah..
-- bike races!
03-12-03, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,393
Posted By LaFlore

Haha. Yuk it up.. After living in both...

Haha. Yuk it up..

After living in both perpetually mild and more seasonal climes, I can say with certainty that Spring is just that much sweeter after "suffering" through a real winter. :)

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-03, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By LaFlore

I'm in the bigboy club as well. My racing weight...

I'm in the bigboy club as well. My racing weight usually runs 185-190 at 5'11". Since my bodyfat is in the single digits, I've come to the realization that it will be very hard to get my weight...
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