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12-07-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By Hermes

Thanks for a great post. The large chain / large...

Thanks for a great post. The large chain / large cog is a known benefit in TTs and pursuit.

My anecdotal study N=2 involves my wife and me. We ride together all the time for about the same miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By Hermes

IMO, the OP was about can a gearing change be...

IMO, the OP was about can a gearing change be made versus should it be.

dirtydozen I can move this thread to the Mechanics Forum for you and you may get more discussion on whether you can change...
12-04-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By Hermes

Moved to Bicycle Mechanics

Moved to Bicycle Mechanics
12-02-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

TMonk It was wet at my house in the AM and from...

TMonk It was wet at my house in the AM and from the top of Soledad, I could see the thick marine layer even at noon. Oh well, our “White Christmas”.

Today, track so hopefully, the velodrome will...
11-30-21, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT on TT bikes this AM 2x20K. Dead calm...

Fiesta TTT on TT bikes this AM 2x20K. Dead calm at the start and perfect temperature. Not exactly a chainless day for me. Interestingly, I switched to low cadence and rode in my 54/11 and my legs...
11-29-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

I got my Moderna booster awhile back and the 65+...

I got my Moderna booster awhile back and the 65+ flu shot when we returned from Europe. The booster and flu shots were non events. I have the shingles vaccine teed up for later in December. ...
11-29-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

Heal up fast CDR. Back issues suck.

Heal up fast CDR. Back issues suck.
11-25-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,244
Posted By Hermes

Race to the bottom. 162 this AM on Turkey Day....

Race to the bottom. 162 this AM on Turkey Day. Yikes.

This AM we are climbing, Nautilas, Cardeno, Soledad Mountain Road and La Jolla Messa. We are not doing Via Capri - too dangerous and too much...
11-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By Hermes

My fasted rides are going well also. It is...

My fasted rides are going well also. It is pretty easy to do.
11-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16,683
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, San Diego Velodrome. Warmup, 2x4k...

Yesterday, San Diego Velodrome. Warmup, 2x4k team pursuits. The pursuits did not seem harder than normal even after weeks of mountain climbing. My sprint is down but that is to be expected. ...
11-10-21, 01:28 PM
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Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Not all cycling on trip…some hiking in Santorini....

Not all cycling on trip…some hiking in Santorini. It was not possible to see the sights and takes pics cycling in Santorini.

Pic from our ship of the Santorini cliff and note the walking /mule...
11-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16,683
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Posted By Hermes

Our trip to the Middleast - Croatia, Montenegro,...

Our trip to the Middleast - Croatia, Montenegro, Italy and Greece resulted in 37 days of travel and 670 miles of cycling with 30,000 feet of climbing and several 3000 foot days. We had many hard...
11-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,244
Posted By Hermes

Back from trip to the Middleast 163.4. This is...

Back from trip to the Middleast 163.4. This is the lightest weight for me.

...
10-21-21, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We are riding road bikes and most nights are on a...

We are riding road bikes and most nights are on a cruise ship and the rest at hotels.
10-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Checking in from cycling in Europe - Croatia was...

Checking in from cycling in Europe - Croatia was 230 miles with 12,658 of climbing and Italy was 254 miles with 9,271 of climbing all over 14 days of cycling. I am writing this from my Athens,...
09-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

I will be on a 5 week cycling vacation in the...

I will be on a 5 week cycling vacation in the Adriatic area - Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy and Greece. Plans made prior to Covid. No racing just riding a lot and taking in the country side. ...
09-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,345
Posted By Hermes

JohnMicheal Welcome to Bike Forums. This is an...

JohnMicheal Welcome to Bike Forums. This is an old thread 2007 and many posters may be no longer active. We do not recommend bumping old threads. And this thread is about jumping rope for...
09-23-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

TMonk I agree and think glutes are key. I was...

TMonk I agree and think glutes are key. I was going to post something when you first talked about knee pain. As cyclists, we are quad centric. The quad gets stronger and shorter and pulls the...
09-23-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

IMO, social media and the internet are the worst...

IMO, social media and the internet are the worst places to get medical advice. I have made it a practice not to recommend anything to friends. It is like no good deed goes unpunished. What I think is...
09-21-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

revchuck :eek:. Wishing you the best outcome for...

revchuck :eek:. Wishing you the best outcome for recovery.
09-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Saturday and Sunday were the same as last week. ...

Saturday and Sunday were the same as last week. Four hours total of endurance with 2xTorrey Pines hill VO2 and Threshold work. I rode both rides fasted having nothing but black coffee and not...
09-18-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Hermes

I moved the thread from General to Tandem. It...

I moved the thread from General to Tandem. It may get more responses here. Also, DanRH if you decide to sell the tandem, since you are a paid member, you may used the tandem marketplace located...
09-18-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,244
Posted By Hermes

165 lb/ 75 kg this AM. -7 HS weight.:p

165 lb/ 75 kg this AM. -7 HS weight.:p
09-16-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Tuesday Fiesta, TT bike, TTT 2x20K and Thursday...

Tuesday Fiesta, TT bike, TTT 2x20K and Thursday San Diego Velodrome team pursuit 3x4k with final flying 4K @ 6:15, 24 mph - very windy but nice day at SVD. I had great legs both days.
09-15-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,880
Posted By Hermes

I run latex and butyl tubes in clinchers and...

I run latex and butyl tubes in clinchers and latex in tubulars. I pump all tires every time I ride. It is sort of a pre-check inspection before riding. And I check electronic shifting battery...
09-12-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Saturday endurance ride along the coast via Camp...

Saturday endurance ride along the coast via Camp Pendleton and San Onefre State park. Sunday was 2xTorrey Pines Hill plus endurance. Beautiful days and great legs.
09-10-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,801
Posted By Hermes

Wednesday night I did an hour of power at the...

Wednesday night I did an hour of power at the Carson Velodrome 250 meter indoor track 45 degree banking 2x60 laps with sprints every 10 laps.

Older not slower? I did not do this in my younger days...
09-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,699
Posted By Hermes

Gear inches are different for the same gear due...

Gear inches are different for the same gear due to different wheel size. A larger wheel diameter has to travel farther for the same pedal rotation.
09-09-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Hour of power at Velo Sports Center, Carson 2x60...

Hour of power at Velo Sports Center, Carson 2x60 laps with 3 laps sprints every ten laps. Here is the second set with motor.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmWeoYNBHk0
09-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 442,873
Posted By Hermes

If I think of something to say, I immediately...

If I think of something to say, I immediately remind myself I have probably already said it. The question is…Is this a new audience.:D
09-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,865
Posted By Hermes

My favorite contemporary artist is Lady Gaga. And...

My favorite contemporary artist is Lady Gaga. And for classic rock it is hard to beat The Rolling Stones or The Who.

I play classical piano and currently taking lessons. I am working on Bach’s...
09-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TT bikes 3 laps with 2(40”- 60”) 130%...

Fiesta TT bikes 3 laps with 2(40”- 60”) 130% intervals each lap. Tomorrow is a Carson Velodrome workout hour of power and then motor pacing. Today was a sort of a leg opener.
09-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 43,666
Posted By Hermes

BTS, I read the thread in ST, obviously, the data...

BTS, I read the thread in ST, obviously, the data is bogus. One of the many things I like about sanctioned racing is the officiating and rules. Generally, they are pretty good so when you win or...
09-06-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Saturday and Sunday 2 hours each of endurance...

Saturday and Sunday 2 hours each of endurance riding along the coast. There were a lot of cyclists on the road and many interesting characters. Great weather.
09-04-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Hermes

The above comment indicates you need more pack...

The above comment indicates you need more pack riding practice prior to racing or you have the requisite practice and question your skill. Try to be confident, controlled and relaxed.

My add is...
09-02-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Track workout at SDV - 3x4k team pursuit. Had...

Track workout at SDV - 3x4k team pursuit. Had the track to ourselves. Great day.
08-31-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays with partner 2x20k TTT on TT...

Fiesta TTT Tuesdays with partner 2x20k TTT on TT bikes 1/2 Lap exchanges. Legs felt great. Left the chain home. It was a slightly overcast day with low wind and low 70s temp. The fast guys were...
08-30-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,190
Posted By Hermes

Welcome back Dudelsack formerly The Weak Link. I...

Welcome back Dudelsack formerly The Weak Link. I always enjoyed your posts and threads that I would put in the dark humor meets tongue in cheek nouveau chic genre. I am 72 and getting to 70 was like...
08-29-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

4 hours of endurance riding over the weekend with...

4 hours of endurance riding over the weekend with wife along the coast and through Camp Pendleton. I may have seen Doge on the tandem. It was a robust guy up front with a smaller stoker going...
08-29-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 18,140
Posted By Hermes

ntnyln Props on the series and race. From 1995...

ntnyln Props on the series and race. From 1995 to 2001, we lived in NW DC. The heat and humidity were difficult at times and we would cycle and run very early in the morning.

At least you were...
08-27-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,674
Posted By Hermes

First, welcome Scalage to Bike Forums. I race...

First, welcome Scalage to Bike Forums. I race road and track as many of my racing friends do as well. I have no credentials per se and just ride these things but I have been at it for some time...
08-27-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

There is a lot of repetition required to perfect...

There is a lot of repetition required to perfect the body. My training is pretty boring to write about but I keep at it. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."...
08-25-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, Fiesta. I planned on accelerations...

Yesterday, Fiesta. I planned on accelerations and jumps and then z2 for a couple of laps. When I finished my jumps, a group ride (one of many) swarmed me and I decided to tail gun. Also, I weighed...
08-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,329
Posted By Hermes

Here is an interesting book on recovery - Good to...

Here is an interesting book on recovery - Good to Go....
08-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 188,695
Posted By Hermes

burnthesheep You may need this to monitor...

burnthesheep You may need this to monitor changing Rho and weather conditions....
08-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 188,695
Posted By Hermes

I am somewhat sensitive to cadence when racing...

I am somewhat sensitive to cadence when racing (especially when fatigued at the end of the race) and find that even a 54/44 11/23 10 speed setup is not close spaced enough for a flat course. We used...
08-23-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,244
Posted By Hermes

New low mark of 166.2.

New low mark of 166.2.
08-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,171
Posted By Hermes

Hmmm. My power intervals are dishonest. I get a...

Hmmm. My power intervals are dishonest. I get a little bit more speed that way.:D
08-11-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,079,440
Posted By Hermes

Yesterday drove to Carson for another track...

Yesterday drove to Carson for another track workout. I took a couple of days off so this was my first day back. Legs felt great.

I will log 17 hours of piano practice going into today’s 1.5...
08-09-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Hermes

My counter to your question is why do you want to...

My counter to your question is why do you want to know?

To answer your question based upon my anecdotal study of me N=1, my quads can get tired and sore racing up hills, racing on the track and...
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