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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,512
Posted By prj71

Can't say I disagree. :lol: That was my...

Can't say I disagree. :lol:

That was my average. It went up and down during the (MTB) race. ~2.5 miles of climbing each lap was a contributing factor.
09-14-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,180
Posted By 10 Wheels

One must have a Certificate to Qualify for a 100...

One must have a Certificate to Qualify for a 100 miles.
Where is yours?
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Local...
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By unterhausen

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km...

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km brevet, having proved it myself one year when I had a persistent sinus infection and didn't train. Just did brevets.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 867
Posted By fishboat

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't...

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't agree with the "typical" stereotype, however I'd have to agree. Paul may be staying home unless he's willing to use his (or others) imagination and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,430
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months...

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months ago. And that was because I was able to visit their Carlsbad showroom and take one for a test ride. There is no way I'm walking into my local Trek...
09-07-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,039
Posted By terrymorse

Hyponatremia happened to me at Climb to Kaiser...

Hyponatremia happened to me at Climb to Kaiser (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40131035) (155 miles, 16,000 feet), on the hottest day of the year (114F at the finish in Clovis).

About half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By OldTryGuy

6 weeks ago TODAY July 26, at 3:04AM at mile 30.4...

6 weeks ago TODAY July 26, at 3:04AM at mile 30.4 of planned 100 miles WILD HOG #2 T-boned me in left leg fracturing Tibia. X-rays last Monday showing no bridging yet. Police officer drove by then...
09-06-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,536
Posted By WhyFi

Suuuuper awesome tailoring! ...

Suuuuper awesome tailoring!

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09-06-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 7,914
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn This thread is part of a conspiracy...

:popcorn

This thread is part of a conspiracy by Big Dental Floss.
09-06-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,039
Posted By terrymorse

You wrote that dehydration impairs performance. I...

You wrote that dehydration impairs performance. I replied that the “science” making that claim is from Big Sports Drink, and it is mostly junk science. Moderate dehydration is not a performance...
09-06-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,078
Posted By indyfabz

That is why I have him on ignore.

That is why I have him on ignore.
09-06-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,039
Posted By terrymorse

Those hydration performance “studies” are...

Those hydration performance “studies” are sponsored — or performed by — the sports drink manufacturers. And they’re mostly BS.

“The marketing around sports drinks rests on a fundamental,...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,358
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm one of the confirmed UL gram weenies, so I...

I'm one of the confirmed UL gram weenies, so I won't bore you with details. My first bike tours were 100+ pounds with bike. The camping was fun, but the cycling was not. Eventually I decided I wanted...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By unterhausen

I have never heard you rant about IR/RUSA, I'm...

I have never heard you rant about IR/RUSA, I'm talking about someone else. Tbh, I wasn't under the impression he's that old, he must have started randonneuring pretty young. He's not happy about...
09-03-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,452
Posted By RH Clark

Several recent studies associate heart disease...

Several recent studies associate heart disease with insulin. People develop insulin resistance from too much and too frequent consumption of high sugar and highly glycemic processed foods. The body...
09-03-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,546
Posted By wolfchild

The intensity of Tabata is higher than other...

The intensity of Tabata is higher than other forms of HIIT...Just because you're doing 20 seconds effort and 10 seconds rest doesn't necessarily mean it's Tabata....My personal opinion is that...
09-02-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,452
Posted By RH Clark

Wrong. There's quite a lot of disagreement about...

Wrong. There's quite a lot of disagreement about how healthy red meat is. Anyone looking into more recent studies can see that. It's really hard to change ingrained ideas held for long periods no...
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By BrazAd

Expanding the limits...

I began cycling in June 2017. I was 57 and weighed 265 (now 225). Rode my first century in Sept. 2018 - almost didn't finish. Rode my 2nd in March 2019 and with almost 7k feet of climbing, it was...
08-27-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By terrymorse

Based on a bunch of articles and book I’ve read,...

Based on a bunch of articles and book I’ve read, it seems that it’s not the intensity that is risky to the aging heart, it’s insufficient recovery time that leads to prolonged inflammation, which...
08-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By Hermes

73 and I train and race at the track and race...

73 and I train and race at the track and race time trials.

And I was cycling in Greece last year. I like the cycling and it was interesting and challenging.

Last night, I returned from...
08-23-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By rsbob

I really like Skratch Labs electrolyte powder to...

I really like Skratch Labs electrolyte powder to add to the water bottles. No artificial colors or overly sweet sugars.

Their site...
08-23-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,522
Posted By rsbob

Holy guacamole! You are one incredibly strong...

Holy guacamole! You are one incredibly strong man.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,780
Posted By burnthesheep

The only larger group ride I do is weeknight...

The only larger group ride I do is weeknight worlds a couple times a summer. In that, definitely in front 1/3 or in the rotation or in the break. The back 2/3 always is dropped by the break of 3 to...
08-23-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By mschwett

thank you again to Iride01 GhostRider62 koala...

thank you again to Iride01 GhostRider62 koala logs Hermes and others who had helpful input and perspective!

no definitive conclusion yet but leaning towards a combination of environmental factors...
08-23-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's Tuesday..... It's probably Ice Cream Day...

It's Tuesday..... It's probably Ice Cream Day back at the "home" and they wouldn't want you to miss it!
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By gif4445

Like I said, I also have a Garmin Touring plus...

Like I said, I also have a Garmin Touring plus that I use for speed, time, grade, temp and distance. The ability to see rear approaching traffic is appealing.
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By gif4445

My RWGPS on the iPhone shows distance to next...

My RWGPS on the iPhone shows distance to next turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By terrymorse

I have been using rim-braking carbon wheels with...

I have been using rim-braking carbon wheels with latex tubes for at least 8 years now, and it is quite mountainous here in the SF Bay Area. I've never had a tube fail due to overheating.

The...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,422
Posted By staehpj1

I have found that to be the case. Some folks go...

I have found that to be the case. Some folks go on about spending large amounts ($$$) trimming weight, but most of the load cam be trimmed by choosing to take less stuff and lighter items without...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By unterhausen

Too many controls is my pet peeve, but what can...

Too many controls is my pet peeve, but what can be done about it? If someone puts on a brevet I can look and see how many controls it has and decide if I want to do it or not. There is one 200k...
08-18-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By mschwett

the overtraining question was sort of a shot in...

the overtraining question was sort of a shot in the dark - a "good" explanation for slowing down a bit. another way to state it would be 1) why am i getting slightly slower? if it's because power is...
Replies: 99
Views: 7,436
Posted By atwl77

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring...

Anyways, while a bunch of my randonneuring buddies were suffering in the UK, I did another 400k over the weekend. This was more of a big experiment/testing phase to try new things and hoping to...
08-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By mschwett

that's my plan currently. two days off then an...

that's my plan currently. two days off then an easy ride and then see where i am with a full-effort effort.
08-15-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By Hermes

First, solid post narrative with good data. And,...

First, solid post narrative with good data. And, IMO, 16 mph with 75 ft of climbing per mile is very solid riding. I cannot address the heart / HR limitations.

Over the years at BF, I have seen...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By clasher

I scored an airbnb in Loudéac, it's a km past the...

I scored an airbnb in Loudéac, it's a km past the control on the outbound leg and only 100m off the 2019 route, so hopefully there's not massive changes in the route, but it should work out well for...
Replies: 99
Views: 7,436
Posted By downtube42

Not surprising. Front what I understand, a...

Not surprising.

Front what I understand, a late reroute due to construction increased the difficulty substantially. I had planned for Yad Moss, and didn't pay sufficient attention to the reroute....
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By unterhausen

Fore-aft placement is very important. I roughly...

Fore-aft placement is very important. I roughly follow Peter J. White's instructions. I know other people do this same thing, but they didn't publish in a place that's easy to link to....
Replies: 99
Views: 7,436
Posted By downtube42

Brief LEL 2022 ride report. I DNFd at...

Brief LEL 2022 ride report.

I DNFd at Innerleithen, about 50 miles southbound after the turnaround. After some thought, I've identified three contributing factors leading to this, my first ever...
08-11-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By terrymorse

I don't even see a fatigue report in Garmin...

I don't even see a fatigue report in Garmin Connect.

But here's what Training Peaks shows at the moment:

Fatigue (ATL) 92
Fitness (CTL) 53
Form -38

Fatigue and fitness has been rising...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, I am way more likely to use the stove in...

FWIW, I am way more likely to use the stove in the evening since I too like to hit the road at the crack of dawn and have coffee and maybe a diner breakfast later. Often that winds up meaning...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 885
Posted By wheelreason

"Yes, cyclist for whom a 20 mile ride is long,...

"Yes, cyclist for whom a 20 mile ride is long, just assume the position of a professional time trialist and you will be fine" Are you guys for real?
Clearly, the fit is way off, and the aero bars...
08-10-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By terrymorse

I've signed up for an uphill time trial in...

I've signed up for an uphill time trial in October. About 3 miles long, average 5.6%.
08-10-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By burnthesheep

I tend to agree with this. I'm actually...

I tend to agree with this. I'm actually surprised someone that assuming their ftp is set correctly and is busting a 1000 TSS/week has to ask this question. If I were spending that amount of...
08-10-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,522
Posted By Bald Paul

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet...

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet mounted mirror. I prefer the helmet mount because I can just move my head a bit to see what is behind in various riding positions (hoods, drops.)...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Trsnrtr

You’ve never heard of “recumbent butt?” Might...

You’ve never heard of “recumbent butt?” Might want to search BROL.
08-05-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but that's not a right hook - you passed...

Sorry, but that's not a right hook - you passed on the right, he didn't pass you and then turn into your path. That was on you, the driver did nothing wrong.
08-03-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,028
Posted By work4bike

True we don't know why she kept going. I'm from a...

True we don't know why she kept going. I'm from a lousy city (Washington DC), so I get that and it's possible. However, what I find fishy is that she, according to new reports, didn't report the...
07-31-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,028
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The FACTS in this video, shows the car was at the...

The FACTS in this video, shows the car was at the crosswalk line when the dolt on a bicycle appeared. So 22 feet or so. 30 mph = 44 fps, half a second reaction time. Criminal behavior is increasing,...
07-28-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,897
Posted By terrymorse

Well, nutrition--on and off the bike--is an...

Well, nutrition--on and off the bike--is an essential part of any training plan.

If a specific diet negatively (or positively) affects fitness gains, that seems worthy of discussion.
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,361
Posted By waddo

Ultralight and just normal light camping gear is...

Ultralight and just normal light camping gear is not living like a hobo. Nor does it involve uncooked food etc. Also, nothing to do with distance rode in a day. Those who have experience hiking and...
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