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07-15-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By Roarau

Yeah, do that!

Yeah, do that!
03-09-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By Roarau

HWY 1 --> Pantoll --> Rev Alpine --> Marshall -->...

HWY 1 --> Pantoll --> Rev Alpine --> Marshall --> Mt. Vision
02-05-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roarau

Yeah, sorry should have been more clear. Stick to...

Yeah, sorry should have been more clear. Stick to a power zone / cadence for X period of time. During X, stick to it no matter the conditions, this is key. Obviously deciding to do this on a ride...
02-04-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roarau

Why not? Would saying something like it...

Why not?

Would saying something like it depends on your goals be better? That seems a bit high level. My advice is high level, but at least gives a metric and method to follow that many top...
02-03-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Roarau

Dave you are doing great. In my experience...

Dave you are doing great.

In my experience with running vs. cycling, running endurance translates well to FTP/holding endurance watts. Sprinting (5secs) power does not translate well.

I ride...
02-03-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roarau

Sounds interesting Paul. Excited to see your...

Sounds interesting Paul. Excited to see your product. What type of computer are you making exactly? The competition is fierce, good luck!
02-03-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,440
Posted By Roarau

Power, power vs. cadence is the key. Your power...

Power, power vs. cadence is the key. Your power and cadence should remain stable regardless of the gearing you are in. Eventually you should get to a point where you can feel the numbers on a...
02-03-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By Roarau

If you like it, keep it inside at night. Not...

If you like it, keep it inside at night. Not worth the risk.
02-03-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By Roarau

Pretty sure the OPs picture is a coyote as others...

Pretty sure the OPs picture is a coyote as others have said.
07-29-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,287
Posted By Roarau

This post is over 9 years old..

This post is over 9 years old..
07-29-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By Roarau

The Wolfpack Hustle guys did this on 7/8. Not...

The Wolfpack Hustle guys did this on 7/8. Not sure if this was in place of the usual, or their own thing.
05-22-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,830
Posted By Roarau

Where are you getting this info WolfChild? I eat...

Where are you getting this info WolfChild? I eat a ton of naturally fermented soy (natto) and agree wthat it should never be a main source of protein. But the idea of it not being consumed as a...
05-22-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,830
Posted By Roarau

+1 to this. Just watch out for soy protein...

+1 to this.

Just watch out for soy protein isolate or any processed soy, raw/unprocessed soy is all good :)
05-20-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,830
Posted By Roarau

Clif bars have a lot of ingredients, a few of...

Clif bars have a lot of ingredients, a few of them processed (although all organic). Personally, I try to stay away from soy protein isolate.

I'd take a Larabar, ProBar or Organic Food Bar over...
05-15-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,381
Posted By Roarau

I just want to reiterate that I wouldn't trust...

I just want to reiterate that I wouldn't trust Strava power data.

For example:
- Day one, ride segment A, tailwind = 15mph, watts = 500w
- Day two, ride segment A, headwind = 15mph, watts = 200w...
05-15-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,381
Posted By Roarau

IronHorseRiderX, Great riding so far, trust...

IronHorseRiderX,

Great riding so far, trust your HR over any power data Strava gives you (it is widely known to be inaccurate). Not sure what climb(s) Cabonfiberboy is referencing, but 3.5watt/kg...
05-15-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Roarau

Hey Dave, If you are training for a...

Hey Dave,

If you are training for a relatively hilly century, I would recommend simply working on your base and long distance endurance (unless relatively hilly means >10,000ft of climbing).
...
05-15-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,861
Posted By Roarau

First, toss out BMI. That isn't an accurate...

First, toss out BMI. That isn't an accurate statistic whatsoever.

Second, don't eat on short rides. Anything under 2hrs and you simply don't need food. Read up on fat burning and glycemic store...
04-02-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,643
Posted By Roarau

Another +1, this is really all it takes. Only...

Another +1, this is really all it takes. Only addition I would make is when protein/fat intake should happen and scaling that SLIGHTLY dependent on exercise. Focus on everything natural and...
04-02-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 16,133
Posted By Roarau

Eating healthy and finding the right diet for you...

Eating healthy and finding the right diet for you is not something one or a handful of sites is going to be able to answer. Just try to always be learning about different foods, try new things and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,913
Posted By Roarau

No and no, just not a good look. Doesn't actually...

No and no, just not a good look. Doesn't actually help with visibility (if you are concerned with that, there are other solutions).

In my opinion it never looks good and almost never adds wattage.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,960
Posted By Roarau

Wow.. That is amazing! You should be very proud...

Wow.. That is amazing! You should be very proud of that 10K mark.

Huge congrats, keep up the excellent work.
03-28-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By Roarau

Second this, so amazing feeling! If you...

Second this, so amazing feeling!

If you can't do this pose there are some really great basic IT band stretches out there. The important thing is just to be stretching.
03-28-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Roarau

Bit overpriced, I am from the Bay Area, spend a...

Bit overpriced, I am from the Bay Area, spend a ton of time on Craiglist. You should be able to pull a similar bike (80s/Shimano 600) for $300-350 easily.
10-22-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By Roarau

If you still eat fish (pescatarian), you can go...

If you still eat fish (pescatarian), you can go with dried shrimp or dried squid... Pretty much the closest thing you are going to get.

You need to like seafood and not be afraid of seafood smells...
10-04-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Roarau

You sound similar to me in size and resting HR. I...

You sound similar to me in size and resting HR. I am also trying to drastically increase my power and LT/FTP right now. I say if you utilize your powermeter the right way and keep your training often...
09-20-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By Roarau

As others have said: #1 Climb more and...

As others have said:

#1 Climb more and often.
#2 Lose any extra fat/weight you can.

#3 If you can't climb often, do high intensity short interval training (high wattage). Try to mimic your...
09-20-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By Roarau

The keeps well is the hard part of this. Are you...

The keeps well is the hard part of this. Are you looking for something that is dense and nutritional, or something that is specifically high in protein and has lots of sodium :)?

Also, why are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Roarau

Strokes seem a bit short, but nothing you can't...

Strokes seem a bit short, but nothing you can't work to fix.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Roarau

Show us the site :)

Show us the site :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,186
Posted By Roarau

Two Goals: - Mt. Tam double century, sub 12...

Two Goals:

- Mt. Tam double century, sub 12 hours by next summer
- Do some Cat 5 racing
08-17-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By Roarau

Water, all the time, all day on my bike and off. ...

Water, all the time, all day on my bike and off.

Depends on my mood/how much food I carry for the day:

< 50 miles - Water only
50+ miles - More water, maybe a 50/50 mix of electrolyte...
08-17-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Roarau

Like you and others have said, looking into...

Like you and others have said, looking into getting the right pair of shoes is super important. It will help relieve pain on your joins and help with your form. If you plan on running a lot and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,491
Posted By Roarau

In my humble opinion, you should ride more than...

In my humble opinion, you should ride more than 3,500 before getting a brand new bike. I set goals for myself, like ride 2,000 miles for a new seat, or ride 4,000 more for a new jersey. 3,500 for a...
08-02-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Roarau

Honestly, they aren't even that healthy for you...

Honestly, they aren't even that healthy for you from a nutrient point of view. Many other better raw, gluten-free, vegan bars out there that are WAY better for you than these.
07-16-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Roarau

Shot you an email, feel free to edit out your...

Shot you an email, feel free to edit out your email address if needed :).
07-13-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Roarau

No problem! If you do get one at anytime down the...

No problem! If you do get one at anytime down the road, please shoot me a PM and we can make it happen! Some great rides up in the North bay.
07-13-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Roarau

I live up in SF, but would be down to ride...

I live up in SF, but would be down to ride together if you ever travel up to Marin/North bay on the weekends.
07-13-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Roarau

I am still relatively new to cycling, but getting...

I am still relatively new to cycling, but getting into it pretty quickly! I've done Paradise Loop a handful of times and try to do it at least once a week. Generally I've been tacking on a few more...
07-06-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By Roarau

Yeah, I think we are on the same page Koob :)....

Yeah, I think we are on the same page Koob :). Affording to eat the foods you want is the best way to go about it.

If you like non-fat Greek yogurt, I'd recommend giving Siggi's...
07-06-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By Roarau

Totally understand where your head is at and I...

Totally understand where your head is at and I have no confusion about the definition of dessert :).

The breakfast example is a good one, you can't go wrong with honey and/or organic all natural...
07-06-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Roarau

What is the purpose of this post other than to...

What is the purpose of this post other than to promote their Kickstarter fund raising?

Do you have any additional information on these bars? Or any information on how/why they are good for...
07-06-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By Roarau

Desert =/= Dessert, as Chasm54 said, you got...

Desert =/= Dessert, as Chasm54 said, you got these two mixed up :).

That said, dessert has a lot of unnecessary, unhealthy calories just for some additional energy. I would focus on changing up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,814
Posted By Roarau

Wow! Glad you had minimal injuries. Thanks for...

Wow! Glad you had minimal injuries. Thanks for posting, makes me more conscious of drivers on the road each time I see something like this.
07-03-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,060
Posted By Roarau

I am also curious to hear how she did! Also, it...

I am also curious to hear how she did! Also, it would be cool to hear her MPH per week to see how she improved :).
07-03-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,658
Posted By Roarau

I drink a beer one day a week after my rest rides...

I drink a beer one day a week after my rest rides :), and sometimes when I do nice long rides in the sun.

Also, why not do drugs in moderation? But moderately doing drugs would be more along the...
07-02-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,658
Posted By Roarau

In the end, it is all about everything in...

In the end, it is all about everything in moderation (as always). Do what makes you feel great and happy :).
07-02-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Roarau

Hi Tycho, Thanks for the feedback,...

Hi Tycho,

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something I am aware of. But keep in mind some athletic companies (Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour, etc.) sell relatively cheap shirts that are...
07-02-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Roarau

After wearing all three of the shirts my feedback...

After wearing all three of the shirts my feedback is:

- The shirts run slightly large, not made for 'athletic' builds, I wish I had purchased a size down (after a hot wash/dry).
- The heather...
06-27-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Roarau

Grabbed three of these due to having a JCPenny...

Grabbed three of these due to having a JCPenny giftcard for over 2+ years, finally put it to good use. Liked the colors, just hope they aren't too loose fitting, might have to go through a few shrink...
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