ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Sports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 508 votes, 4.94 average. Display Modes
Old 07-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #29971
Mr Head
PowerPoint ADV
 
Mr Head's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 7,829
I took a rest day tis evening.
Washed my motorcycle.

Now watching the TDF. Very cool.
__________________
...Dick
"You don't go to Mongolia for the food." - Sebastian & Kim
2010 KTM 990 Adventure R
My Life With The 990R
Smugmug
Mr Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #29972
TheYeti
Hard to be Humble
 
TheYeti's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: North Carolina, a little left of center
Oddometer: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurelius View Post
Yes, but both Gummee and Mr. Head say they CAN'T maintain a heart rate higher than mine. That's not an indicator of better conditioning; quite the opposite. There's a local racer I know who has a resting heart rate in the high 30's, but his max heart rate exceeds 200 BPM, and he maintains a HR in the 180's on his training rides. Those things are all indicators of a person who is extremely fit.
Every bodys different,some will have a higher or lower HR at the same power level. a persons HR will be higher or lower with the same power output with different hot/cold/humid conditions.The reason training with a power meter is more consisant (sic) 250 watts is 250 watts no matter if it's 20 or 90 degrees or 50 other things that can affect HR.
__________________
"It sucks, It's always gonna suck.
You've got to learn to enjoy it."
Enjoy the Suck
Unknown Marine Recon Instructor
TheYeti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:50 AM   #29973
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurelius View Post
That much is clear, but that's not what Gummee said. He said he couldn't maintain a heart rate above 145, not that he didn't need to.
Never have been able to get higher than the #s I'm telling you. Hit 158 last nite on the Thurs ride and my legs were so full of lactic acid I had to slow down some. Got dropped right there too! Thank doG for stop lights! Only way I caught back up 'cause I sure as shootin didn't know WhereTF I was!

I don't pay attention to HRs other than with my riding buddy who is consistently 10-15 BPM higher than I am on any ride we do. I'm trying to get into his mind, so I keep telling him of the low HRs I get on downhills and flats. He's at 12X and I drop down to low 100s...

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:54 AM   #29974
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbrsddn View Post
I got the Garmin 500 bundle, with the HR monitor, and cadence/speed pickup. I don't use the HR monitor very much. I've learned to pace myself when I am over exerting. The only reason I would use one regularly is if I were trying to lose a bunch of weight, and trying to stay in the fat burning zone.
yes and no

The reason you wear a HR monitor or use a power meter is to ensure that your easy days are easy and your hard days are hard enough.

*Most* people go too hard on their easy days and not hard enough on their hard days. If you've got on your electronical gizmo you can see immediately if you're pushing too hard 'cause RPE can be notoriously inaccurate.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:54 AM   #29975
Ridge
Sinister Kid
 
Ridge's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Searching...
Oddometer: 1,958
Gummee!, you doing Devil's Backbone mountain cross next month? I'll be up there again this year.
Ridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:55 AM   #29976
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridge View Post
Gummee!, you doing Devil's Backbone mountain cross next month? I'll be up there again this year.
Si. I'm helping with scoring/timing so am doing the short route.

I'll be the yahoo asking you what your # is or writing the time down on a clipboard. Come say howdy.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #29977
Chisenhallw
Avowed Pussbag
 
Chisenhallw's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
Oddometer: 6,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridge View Post
Last Friday was our state criterium championships.



Go ridge go!
__________________
2001 Kawasaki Concours 2001 Suzuki SV650
MD ABC TOR...I review motorcycles for 2wheelsandamotor.com
Chisenhallw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #29978
Ridge
Sinister Kid
 
Ridge's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Searching...
Oddometer: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post
Si. I'm helping with scoring/timing so am doing the short route.

I'll be the yahoo asking you what your # is or writing the time down on a clipboard. Come say howdy.

M
cool, see you there! I'll be camping with the better half again this year and I'm REALLY hoping for better weather than last year.
Ridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #29979
Mr Head
PowerPoint ADV
 
Mr Head's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 7,829
Tried to take it easy. the wind was not a big help in that on the way out.
Very slow to keep my hr down. I think the max speed is a bit off.
I'm not sure the wind was quite that strong at my back on the hill.



Tomorrow I hope to get out for a longer ride. I'm going to try and take it fairly easy and see how things go.
__________________
...Dick
"You don't go to Mongolia for the food." - Sebastian & Kim
2010 KTM 990 Adventure R
My Life With The 990R
Smugmug
Mr Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #29980
TheYeti
Hard to be Humble
 
TheYeti's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: North Carolina, a little left of center
Oddometer: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridge View Post
cool, see you there! I'll be camping with the better half again this year and I'm REALLY hoping for better weather than last year.
Hey Ridge, You gonna race the High Point Crit next weekend?
__________________
"It sucks, It's always gonna suck.
You've got to learn to enjoy it."
Enjoy the Suck
Unknown Marine Recon Instructor
TheYeti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #29981
Aurelius
Beastly Adventurer
 
Aurelius's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: Altamonte Springs, Florida
Oddometer: 22,780
I've given up trying for Personal Records on individual Strava segments for the time being, in favor of improving my endurance by maintaining a high speed over the entire course. That usually tires me out too much to hope for any PR's, but yesterday was different. Yesterday I not only achieved my best overall time yet, but beat my previous records on two of the hardest segments. These are segments I usually save my strength for by going slow everywhere else, so I'm very surprised to see these results. I'm not certain it has anything to do with the racing class I'm taking, but after 3 classes my Functional Power Threshold has increased by about 40 Watts, so that has to be worth something.
__________________
Dizave opined: Why do you care where the premises come from? They are above reproach. For all intents and purposes, you can just make up all your premises, since they can't be proven anyway. That's why we need premises.
Aurelius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 08:56 AM   #29982
Ridge
Sinister Kid
 
Ridge's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Searching...
Oddometer: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheYeti View Post
Hey Ridge, You gonna race the High Point Crit next weekend?
Not this year. I'll be racing in PA that weekend. I will be racing the crossroads series the following weekend though and should be good for Reidsville crit, Old Salem and Carolina Cup.
Ridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #29983
overlandr
Dystopist
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney
Oddometer: 5,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Guero View Post
Could be worse I figure. I hear those Brooks saddles take ages to break in. And how do you know if you like it until it breaks in?
I recall buying a new big headed rivet Professionals back in the 70s but it was just rock hard - very thick, unyielding leather. I gave up after only a short mileage and moved onto a plastic jobby which was fine.
overlandr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #29984
fullmonte
Reformed Kneedragger
 
fullmonte's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oddometer: 5,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericm View Post
I like the 500 as well.

The 500's maps and course direction features are useless. If you need working maps or directions you need a different Garmin.
Thank you for the info. That takes the 500 off the wish list. I'll just continue to bolt the Zumo to the bars for those rare rides when I go off into unknown territory.

Does anybody know if the Garmin 800 mapping works worth a shit?
__________________
"If you are looking for the typical ride to a restaurant, eat tacos, hold the middle finger over the food, stop and take a picture of a gravel road type ride, you probably won't be interested." - dlrides

"A guy I know was the lead researcher for the University of Utah federally funded study of cellphone and texting use while driving. He found that your twice as dangerous as a drunk while using your cell phone and I think it was up to six times worse if the driver was texting."-dakardad
fullmonte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #29985
Tallbastid
Let's get tropical
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Northern VT
Oddometer: 1,488
New to Vermont, new to the yogi bears hanging out near the trail. Needs me a bear bell..
__________________
2013 Tay-Nay-Ray
Tallbastid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015