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    I used a whoop for ~ 2 years. My wife still uses...

    I used a whoop for ~ 2 years. My wife still uses hers.
    It works well, for the most part. Races and Big Workouts would definitely trigger reduced recovery. It typically responded as expected.
    ...
  2. Cheesus Christ. 1. Crockpots are slow- use an...

    Cheesus Christ.

    1. Crockpots are slow- use an Instant Pot on the "Keep Warm +" Setting
    2. Pure Paraffin gets you 98% of the way. It's cheap. Lasts a long time.
    3. Silca's Super Secret Wax or...
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    If you're gonna go, might as well go big.

    If you're gonna go, might as well go big.
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    I ran one this winter. It's fine. Slow...

    I ran one this winter.
    It's fine.
    Slow rolling, but great traction.
    If anything, my knock against it was that it didn't break free when I expected it to.
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    Solid I decided not to wait, bought a Comp in...

    Solid

    I decided not to wait, bought a Comp in the fall and replaced everything on it.

    It's a fast bike that's also fun.
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    Bump- Dropping to $100 shipped.

    Bump-

    Dropping to $100 shipped.
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    WTB: 186 Enforcer 104 & 181 Line Sakana

    Open to new or used. I'm sure I missed Tim's sale, but I'll reach out to him.

    If mounted, preferred for 315mm BSL.

    What does everyone have?
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    PSA: Kastle BMX 105 189cm $200

    https://rockies.craigslist.org/spo/d/carbondale-kastle-bmx-skis/7295456522.html
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    Still available

    Still available
  10. Has anyone used a Stans Dart without the gray...

    Has anyone used a Stans Dart without the gray handle?

    It seems a bit vestigial
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    But it only feels like 15 minutes...

    But it only feels like 15 minutes...
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    You can now buy mine, with bindings for $300. ...

    You can now buy mine, with bindings for $300.
    Holding out might have been a good strategy...
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    FS: Mammut Barryvox

    I bought this in the fall and never found the time to tour this year.

    Used for ~1 hour of beacon practice and otherwise has been sitting in the gear bin.

    $215 local
    $225 shipped...
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    FS: 185 Rossignol Scimitar

    The narrow Sickle.
    I can’t believe these are 10 years old. Like the Sickle, they never got the respect they were due.

    Blister Review


    They are in great shape because they were mostly used...
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    I get it. As the trail gets steeper and turns...

    I get it. As the trail gets steeper and turns tighter, they get better. IMO.

    However, we have lots of trails that arenít aggressive enough and the DHF is vague unless youíre running a soft...
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    Hot wax your tires and youíll be faster

    Hot wax your tires and youíll be faster
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    That's because you got vagasil on it

    That's because you got vagasil on it
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    Do you plan on this being a thread where people...

    Do you plan on this being a thread where people go for advice...




    ... or do you not care?
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    Threshold HR is in the neighborhood of 10-15...

    Threshold HR is in the neighborhood of 10-15 beats below Max HR. Base HR is another 20-30 beats below threshold.
    For Example:
    a. Max HR ~ 185, Threshold HR ~175, Base Range~ 145-155
    b. Max HR ~...
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    Sold.

    Sold.
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    Looking at this plan, they do the same thing that...

    Looking at this plan, they do the same thing that TrainerRoad seems to do with their plans: There is just too much intensity. I think this is because Intensity plays well on the trainer; shorter...
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    Compare it to pure paraffin. Then sprinkle some...

    Compare it to pure paraffin.
    Then sprinkle some dust on both and see which one it sticks to.

    I'm not saying squirt is bad, I'm just saying it doesn't do as well in dust as a pure hot melt wax.
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    I certainly see both sides. There's nothing...

    I certainly see both sides.

    There's nothing faster than dripping on lube and wiping it off. Often this is especially beneficial when you're lubing as you walk out the door, which is when most...
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    This is your body... This is your body on PEDs...

    This is your body...
    This is your body on PEDs...
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    The only thing I can say is to seriously ask...

    The only thing I can say is to seriously ask yourself how much "performance" means to you. Once you have that answer, I can solve the rest:
    1. If performance doesn't mean anything, then have fun...
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    I'm not going to lie. I, personally, am terrible...

    I'm not going to lie. I, personally, am terrible at this. These are the things that I know I should do, but with a job, kids, and more riding hours than the average person I just don't get around to...
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    Squirt Does pretty well for a general lube. ...

    Squirt Does pretty well for a general lube.
    Definitely want to apply it on a completely clean chain. (Like clean-clean. Soaked in solvent, rinsed in alcohol, chain).
    Kinda tough to get the...
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    Throw out an offer. I'd prefer they go...

    Throw out an offer.
    I'd prefer they go together, but could bite on that if they don't in the next few days.
    Certainly makes shipping easier.
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    FS: 187 Moment Meridian with Pivots $300

    In the second owner on these Meridians and theyíve been a lot of fun. I enjoyed how you can lay these over from the middle and carve strong turns or steer and starve with ease.

    These are super...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Iíd like to hear how it is
    You can only trust magazines and MTBR so far...
  31. Update on above: My calendar is getting crazy. ...

    Update on above:
    My calendar is getting crazy.

    Is there anywhere that someone recommends for a ride like White-rim: relatively fast, non technical desert riding with moderate climbing for about...
  32. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Heard about a local shop with bike sales up 400%...

    Heard about a local shop with bike sales up 400% YOY for Jan-March.

    I'm in full on hoarding mode at the moment, but I'm also selling off old parts as fast as I can.
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    FWIW, I added some Links to researchers, Youtube...

    FWIW, I added some Links to researchers, Youtube Channels and Podcasts into the First post.
    I'll continue to update over time.

    Feel free to share anything you have found helpful. I'm very...
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    You'll be happy in the long run, despite being a...

    You'll be happy in the long run, despite being a bit beaten down now!
    #DirctDryve4lyfe
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    What were you doing for watts? I averaged 410 up...

    What were you doing for watts?
    I averaged 410 up the hill and then 340 from the top of the hill to the finish, including another jab at 400 to try to get away from you. But nothing stuck.

    The...
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    Only 260th in the world for 10,000 meters...

    Only 260th in the world for 10,000 meters...
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    If you follow more of a pyramidal plan in which...

    If you follow more of a pyramidal plan in which you incorporate some Zone 4 (just below threshold) then you can add a modest amount of Z4 work per week.
    However, If you follow a true polarized...
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    I know Frank from Fascat fairly well and he's had...

    I know Frank from Fascat fairly well and he's had great success with his athletes.
    However, I am just not a fan of SweetSpot training.

    Sweetspot is based off the work of Andrew Coggan and...
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    1. Seiler is definitely based on sessions. He...

    1. Seiler is definitely based on sessions. He looked at a lot of historical training data and this was the best they could do. When we move to time in zone, I think the total time of the days devoted...
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    In my opinion, it's yes and no on this one. ...

    In my opinion, it's yes and no on this one.

    Repeats of 8 minutes done at 100-110% of threshold with shorter recoveries would fall into the Threshold workout territory. If these were done on short...
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    PM me some more info (training now, distances,...

    PM me some more info (training now, distances, terrain, finish time, strengths and weaknesses, etc.) and I'll put together a quasi-plan in this thread.
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    48 tss/hr is fine, Unless it was 50% threshold...

    48 tss/hr is fine, Unless it was 50% threshold climbing and 50% no-pedaling descents.

    Which brings me to a good point:

    For Zone Training, it's not the average of where you were, it's the time...
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    Anything left out there? I have reservations...

    Anything left out there?
    I have reservations Tuesday / Wednesday
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    For both, I really mean base. I need to stop...

    For both, I really mean base. I need to stop calling it "easy" and I edited a lot of instances where I said it, but obviously missed some.
    I see no reason to ride lower than base unless you're...
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    Movies are hard during workouts. But, a...

    Movies are hard during workouts.
    But, a soundbar and subwoofer immediately in front of you are great...

    For base rides, I put a TV series up on the TV. I've watched all of Breaking Bad, Etc....
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    I think I need to grab a different case: The...

    I think I need to grab a different case: The silicone one is proving to be a bit "non-stick"
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    1. HR monitor is helpful, Power meter is likely...

    1. HR monitor is helpful, Power meter is likely not worth it.
    2. I need to put together a "find your zones" guide.
    3. No trainer = no worries.

    If you like your big climbing weeks, I'd build...
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    FWIW, you were either carb-depleted or their...

    FWIW, you were either carb-depleted or their equipment was not accurate / mis-calibrated.
    Send me your results and I'll tell you which :)

    The vast majority of people oxidize primarily...
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    It all depends... I'd rock a 4-week cycle if I...

    It all depends...

    I'd rock a 4-week cycle if I could. But, with the 3-w's (work, wife, wkids), its hard for me to get training that dialed up.
    If I did the same volume / intensity as I do now,...
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    You're spot on. I don't think you're an outlier;...

    You're spot on. I don't think you're an outlier; but people whom are performance oriented tend to be more outspoken in these situations.
    I completely agree that it's a balancing act with...
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