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  • I find this thread interesting. I been exercising 10 plus hours a week for decades. I intentionally go to 90% of max heart weekly and complete regular 4+ hour bike rides. My VO2 max is near 70 at 51 years old (tested in a lab). I think too much is hard to hit if you build slow. One summer I rode 20-25 hours a week and…
  • I’m a pretty hard core cyclist. Feel free to add me.
  • I completed a 780 mile ride in the upper peninsula of Michigan over the course of 4 days. 265 miles, 211 miles, 180ish, and 124. It was supported but my rides were all solo. An amazing experience. Completed over 25...100 mile rides (again mostly solo) to prepare. Ended the year with 33 outdoor centuries+ and 788 hours of…
  • The banter is usually typing but I have used discord and a few other apps. The key is joining a cool “team”. I am in the BMTR group. Super chill people of all levels. They have huge rides of all levels (A-D) and are really supportive. If you show up enough you become apart of the group. I am now friends with many in the…
  • Did another 5 hours with a great group of people. I did the B group, but C and D took people 100 “miles” all are casual riders.
  • Zwift is awesome, but you got to race or group ride. I have done 30000 miles in that world and I’m a solid A rider. Riding Zwift to ride is not so great. I did 5 straight hours on Zwift today in a group ride. Great banter, good people, and staying in the group requires skill and attention. It was not that hard mentally.…
  • Garmin told me 70-74... I just got tested in a university lab....73 If you are training continuously then it’s not going down unless you are radically changing how you work out. I would disregard the jumps, they are based on HR which is influence by a lot of variables. I have seen numbers as low as 65 and as high as 74 on…
  • This is very interesting. Do you have the link? I am a serious cyclist and average around 2 hours a day of exercise all year. I’m 49 years old and I am in the best shape of my life, both cognitively and physically. It’s can be a challenge to balance it all but with some weekly planning and no TV, a 10 minute walk to work,…
  • Yes, it’s a stress hormone, but stress also leds to adaptation
  • I got to second rock climbing, again see cool people and the world, great shape. I got tendinitis so switch to cycling...I get to eat more now...
  • Cycling...like majorly long distances. Healthy, see tons of cool stuff and eat pretty much whatever you want. Takes a while to get there but it has sustained me for a long time....
  • I eat 300 grams of carbs in a day quite often. I am very healthy. Once again people are stating opinion like fact. Carbs are not bad, neither is sugar....moderation based on life style is key. Eating sugar all day and not moving, yes that will get you unwell... If I did not eat carbs I would get less fit...but that is only…
  • OMG another unbelievably misinformed thread has begun. It’s almost like common sense gets throw away and no one does any research anymore. Sugar is ok and for most a great thing but like everything else in life to much is probably bad. If you sit and do nothing all day you need less (less calories from all sources). If you…
  • I have ridden my bike 48 hours (actual time pedaling, stops not included) in a week...850+ miles and gained weight...I think my total calories burn for the week (just biking) was well over 30000...this was above maintenance. Over eating is easy and water weight as well as Inflammation (which can be a good thing) is also…
  • I’m pure road, I want a gravel bike but I am so small I get bounced around and my wife would kill me if I got another bike...
  • Actually as an extreme endurance athlete inflammation is one of the signs that my body needs to adapt to the stress I just put it through. Yes, there is bad inflammation (too much) but in some cases it’s a very good thing. I also do crazy bike rides where I know I am one big ball of inflammation, I’m fact I’m always some…
  • I do know for example a disk wheel helps a slower rider more than a faster one because they are on the course more. For me, I love to stand and ride, I have done whole mountains standing but I don’t stand till around 14mph as I create more drag than the additional power. Another example, my threshold is 4.8 watts per kilo…
  • I have racing jersey/long ride jerseys. I also have tool around doing nothing or riding easy with friends jerseys. The racing ones cost 85+. The other ones are 15 years old, ugly and not really tight, they were either cheap or had cool piictures...
  • If your not losing weight you have set you burned calories to high somewhere...or you log/estimate your food to low. Ton of factors to weight loss but the calories in/out trumps them all.
  • Basically until your under 12mph...or a 5% grade aero is king. While that is not perfectly accurate it’s my guideline. Then your tires matter...tires is a whole another subject.
  • Amazing photo...where was that?
  • Don’t get me wrong I like my aero goodies 😀
  • Oh and it was not a placebo. My wind breaker costs me 50 watts at 22 mph. I have tested it a number of times.
  • Skin tight jersey as the best upgrade you can purchase. Aero helmets are number 2. Good tires matter...please don’t ride gatorskins....frames and wheels are actually really far down the list.
  • Sijomial is spot on with this... I have lost over a hundred pounds of the over the years using Strava’s numbers. I typically gain 10 or so pounds every winter and then lose it all for race/big mile season using MyFitnessPal logs and Strava exercise calories. Been do this for over a decade. John
  • Only if they are clean, after a ride never! Get one bad saddle sore and you will thing twice about a lot of things...
  • To honest in all my research I have never seen anything that stated weight gain per day. Muscle and fat is gained through eating, I really wonder how much per day can really be made part of our body (not water). People always talk over a few weeks they notice a gain, what would that equate to per day? I would assume a good…
  • Great thread, really great So here is a question I thought yesterday after eating 2000+ over maintenance calories yesterday. How much CAN you gain in one day? It know all about water and glycogen storage but I am wondering how many grams or muscle or fat can be gained in one day. We all know 1 pound = 3500 calories...so…
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