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10-12-14, 11:55 AM
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Posted By HMF

Sounds like a job.

Sounds like a job.
04-11-14, 08:42 AM
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Views: 169,700
Posted By HMF

Hey waterrockets, are you in an Austin Bombers...

Hey waterrockets, are you in an Austin Bombers kit this year? I was in the ridiculous bright yellow Nelo's kit last night. I passed you a little too close on the left in the tailwind section, right?
04-06-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,591
Posted By HMF

I don't mind not having it available on TV in the...

I don't mind not having it available on TV in the USA. Watching grainy feeds from overseas at the crack of dawn is one of the things that make cycling fans a tight nit bunch.
03-30-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By HMF

Feed zone etiquette

Ok, so twice this week I've seen a cyclist from one team taking a bottle from another team's soigneur. How does that work? Both times, the soigneur had a rider from his team in the same group as the...
03-26-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,534
Posted By HMF

I would also like to know what category you're...

I would also like to know what category you're in, but I disagree that you should not sacrifice your race for a teammate if you're "just" in the 3's. That's what makes racing fun. It also shouldn't...
03-24-14, 10:52 AM
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Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

I once went for a post-up, thinking I had won (...

I once went for a post-up, thinking I had won ( 30 seconds in front of the field). Turns out there was one other dude 17 seconds ahead of me who had been out there for forever. Luckily it was a mild...
03-23-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 261,682
Posted By HMF

Here's the race footage I referenced in the Race...

Here's the race footage I referenced in the Race Results thread.

http://youtu.be/bHVg96LOy6w
03-21-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

Nice. I'll put that 70% rule into play tonight....

Nice. I'll put that 70% rule into play tonight. In the break I was diligently taking my pulls, because I really wanted it to succeed, but I think being amped up about the breakaway kept me from...
03-21-14, 02:25 PM
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Views: 169,700
Posted By HMF

3/4 Crit at the Driveway last night. 15 minutes...

3/4 Crit at the Driveway last night. 15 minutes in I see a break up the road that looks promising, so I get to the front and get ready to go. I jumped hard at the bottom of an incline and was able to...
03-21-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

Whatever happened to the Race Report thread? ...

Whatever happened to the Race Report thread?

3/4 Crit at the Driveway last night. 15 minutes in I see a break up the road that looks promising, so I get to the front and get ready to go. I jumped...
08-11-13, 02:56 PM
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Posted By HMF

I just did some aero testing and played around...

I just did some aero testing and played around with aerolab the other day for this first time. It's really neat. And I'm a parachute.
08-07-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,535
Posted By HMF

Yep, just ride lots and do your 10 races. Fast...

Yep, just ride lots and do your 10 races. Fast group rides as much as you can. Check back with us in a year with your observations questions. At this point you'll be able to teach yourself more than...
07-21-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,404
Posted By HMF

Is wired SRM still the way to go for people with...

Is wired SRM still the way to go for people with small budgets? Or have they stopped making stuff (i.e. batteries) for them? Also, it looks like some of the Quarq are on Ebay for around $700 too...
07-21-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,404
Posted By HMF

It started out as the Wired Comp from 2-3 years...

It started out as the Wired Comp from 2-3 years ago. They stopped making wired components so the last warranty issue I had to send it in for netted me some wireless internals, but the hub shell...
07-21-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,404
Posted By HMF

So you guys know how the old Powertap hubs had...

So you guys know how the old Powertap hubs had carbon windows? So, it's basically a hub-shell with CNC'ed cutouts? Well, basically, every one of the the metal "bridges" going from one side of the hub...
07-02-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By HMF

Workout went very well. HR was very responsive to...

Workout went very well. HR was very responsive to power, but seemed to topout at a lower level for a given steady state effort (fitness gains, maybe, or perhaps just being rested). Legs felt good....
07-02-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By HMF

Being able to complete the intervals at the right...

Being able to complete the intervals at the right intensity is what matters most for training purposes. If you go out with the intention of doing 5 v02max intervals but fatigue stops you at 2.5, you...
07-02-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By HMF

well, after 8.5 hours of sleep and 2 days of rest...

well, after 8.5 hours of sleep and 2 days of rest and easy riding, RHR was back to the normal range this morning, and I felt pretty good. Watts on the commute were about where RPE was telling me the...
07-01-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By HMF

I'm really interested in HRV. Sounds pretty neat....

I'm really interested in HRV. Sounds pretty neat.



Race anyway? Entry fee's been paid bro. I get what you're saying - it's just one metric in the bigger picture.
07-01-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By HMF

How do you guys use resting heart rate on a day to day?

I've been taking my resting heart rate every morning that I have a training day planned because Joe Friel told me to. Normal resting heart rate for me is around 41-42, and that's during a training...
06-30-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,672
Posted By HMF

You have good stuff. If you need something...

You have good stuff. If you need something stiffer then that's understandable. Buy some used Ksyriums (probably a million pairs on ebay) and race the heck out of them.

IMO the bike is only there...
06-30-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,404
Posted By HMF

Thanks, I'll give it a try later.

Thanks, I'll give it a try later.
06-29-13, 07:04 PM
06-29-13, 04:59 PM
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Views: 652,404
Posted By HMF

My Joule 2.0 didn't create a ride file today,...

My Joule 2.0 didn't create a ride file today, even though I could still see all the data on screen. I had to manually enter metrics into GC. Anyone ever had that happen before?

I saved the ride,...
06-28-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,203
Posted By HMF

Okay, now everyone just needs to calm down. This...

Okay, now everyone just needs to calm down. This thread unfolded rather predictably given the original question, and there was good info in this thread.

Glad you're getting a new bike now. Post...
06-28-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,203
Posted By HMF

This excites me.

This excites me.
06-28-13, 05:21 AM
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Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

On a mac it's Preferences > Appearance > Line...

On a mac it's Preferences > Appearance > Line width
06-27-13, 09:51 PM
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Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

I noticed that too. That's actually an adjustable...

I noticed that too. That's actually an adjustable setting. I'm finding that the new version might have too much customization. Maybe.
06-27-13, 06:26 PM
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Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

Well I'm still looking around. The layout is much...

Well I'm still looking around. The layout is much more like WKO, which is great. Also, they sort of did away with the Metrics page, and incorporated it into the PMC. There are a lot of buttons that...
06-27-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

Jesus, I just now got GoldenCheetah 3.0 ...

Jesus, I just now got GoldenCheetah 3.0

Looks like I've got a lot of new stuff to get used to! I'm already liking the percentages in Quadrant Analysis.
06-22-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,219
Posted By HMF

There are only 3 things you need to start a race....

There are only 3 things you need to start a race.

1 Bike
2 Helmet
3 Shoes

Even #3 is optional, just ask RacerEx.

To get credit, you should probably have a Race Number. To not look like a...
06-18-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By HMF

Will a shifter upgrade fix this issue?

Hey guys, long-time roadie here, newbie MTBer.

I just got a DiamondBack Overdrive Comp 29er this past weekend. I've been eyeballing mountainbikes for a long time after spending an average of 10...
06-13-13, 03:45 PM
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Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

I would agree with that. Stretch you out a bit.

I would agree with that. Stretch you out a bit.
06-13-13, 03:42 PM
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Views: 3,289,303
Posted By HMF

Lotta *****bikes on this page.

Lotta *****bikes on this page.
06-12-13, 09:10 PM
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Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

Been out of pocket for a while due to work, and I...

Been out of pocket for a while due to work, and I come back to the racer forum and things are... weird. Is this the mid-summer lull?
06-02-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

http://explore-mag.com/3602/fitness-and-nutrition/...

http://explore-mag.com/3602/fitness-and-nutrition/how-to-know-when-to-take-a-cycling-break

"Bad tiredYou wake up the day after a hard ride feeling like you didn’t get enough sleep. You lash out at...
06-02-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

Went out and wrecked it with one of the fast...

Went out and wrecked it with one of the fast teams around here. Set a new 2' and 5' PR, which are both pretty good to have during crit season.

I'm feeling pretty wasted today though. I've been...
06-02-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

Pro.

Pro.
06-02-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

when you break your right shifter cable, it...

when you break your right shifter cable, it always goes to the highest gear :)
05-30-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,136
Posted By HMF

Daaaang, nice work! You must be proud. ...

Daaaang, nice work! You must be proud.

(That guy in the background seems pretty excited too)
05-29-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

hehe, with my gearing there were some pitches...

hehe, with my gearing there were some pitches where I was in the low 40 rpm range @ 320w
05-29-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

A lot, actually. For me, anyway. About 1.5g per...

A lot, actually. For me, anyway. About 1.5g per kg body weight.
05-29-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

I have a question about training adaptation. This...

I have a question about training adaptation. This morning I went out for some hill climbing. The route is a big ole V. Going up one side, I did 110% of FTP for 4'20", then rest for 4 minutes, then up...
05-29-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,037,141
Posted By HMF

These threads have gotten really funny lately! I...

These threads have gotten really funny lately! I especially like the "How much beer can I drink and still make it to cat 3" thread
05-26-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By HMF

Fatigue n'stuff. I think a better question...

Fatigue n'stuff.

I think a better question is what causes good legs? "No-chain" days are bizarre. It must be what it feels like to be on EPO. Endless energy, no pain, big watts. It's really weird.
05-25-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,314
Posted By HMF

55 miles in the rain, 200 TSS. It was...

55 miles in the rain, 200 TSS.

It was supposed to be an EPIC group ride put on by Thunderbird Energetica (energy bars), but they cancelled 30 minutes before the ride with a Facebook post (From...
05-24-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By HMF

Keeping the distance between you and the rider in...

Keeping the distance between you and the rider in front of you locked at, say, 12" isn't really the goal. The goal is to minimize how much surging you have to do (i.e. be smooth). So if the pace...
05-22-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 69,152
Posted By HMF

"Prevention: Always wear a base layer" lol,...

"Prevention: Always wear a base layer"

lol, remember that guy who used to say that on these forums?
05-22-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,672
Posted By HMF

thanks. But it's moot by this point, as I...

thanks.

But it's moot by this point, as I failed to notice the thread spans 5 pages.
05-22-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,672
Posted By HMF

Your math doesn't work out. If you're new to...

Your math doesn't work out. If you're new to racing, you started as a 5. You must complete 10 races to upgrade to Cat 4. You need 25 points to upgrade to Cat 3, wich could be done in 4 races if you...
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