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Concussion / Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) AKA concussion, a personal experience report..

Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race 2012 / 2013

The most challenging cycling road race in the USA?.

Double Centuries, Centuries and Similar

Some great and not so great miles..

Bike Fit

Proper fits means higher power, greater endurance and comfort, and lower risk of injury..

Nutrition and Food

Tips on how to eat and recover when training and racing..

Guest Professor Dr. Clyde Wilson

Nutrition and training tips (used with permission)..

Fast Ascents/Climbs With Lower Total Weight

Focusing on bike weight alone is often not the most cost effective way to cut weight..

DEXA Body Scan for Fat, Muscle, Bone Measurement

Learn how much muscle, fat and bone density you have to as to target training..

Training and Recovery and Illness

Tips on avoiding problems..

Workouts

Analysis of various workouts..

Training With a Power Meter

Tips on using a power meter for training and racing and events..

SRM Power/Watt Meter and SRM Power Control 7

The watt meter used by the pros..

Various Gear

Biking related items for fun or safety or performance..


Blog posts

2019

2019-02-12 Resting Heart Rate — Bradycardia

2019-02-01 Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

2019-01-24 Choose a Good Oil for Mercedes Sprinter

2019-01-21 Followup Early Season 3+ Hour Workout

2019-01-19 Promising Early Season ~3 Hour Workout

2018

2018-07-06 Counting Up My Double Centuries and Double Centuries in 2018

2018-07-05 RAAM Team Bemer Sets Two World Records using Bemer Vascular Therapy

2018-07-04 Recovering in 40 Hours After Finishing Alta Alpina = Unprecedented — Using Bemer® Vascular Therapy Intensively

2018-06-14 Recovering from Extreme Efforts

2018-03-12 Counting Up My Double Centuries

2018-03-12 2018 Double Century #2: Joshua Tree Double Century in Twenty Nine Palms, CA

2018-02-28 Thoughts on Recent Training, What I’ve Learned and What Remains to Learn

2018-02-24 2018 Double Century #1: Camino Real Double Century in Irvine, CA

2018-02-12 Last Hard and Long Workout Before Camino Real Double Coming Saturday

2018-02-11 54 Mile Recovery Ride following 49-mile Recovery Ride following 82 Mile Hard Workout

2018-02-09 Progress on Shedding Body Fat, Thoughts on Winning

2018-02-09 Glycogen Storage in the Human Body: 1g Glycogen Requires 3g Water

2018-02-09 49 Mile Recovery Ride Following 82 Mile Hard Workout

2018-02-08 My Most Incredible Ride In Years

2018-02-08 Brain fires nerves fire muscles: my Peripheral Neuropathy Damage Finally Healed After 3 Years?

2018-02-05 Stanford Medicine: Weight flux alters molecular profile

2018-02-04 Double Century Schedule for 2018

2018-02-02 Is it Possible to Lose 4 Pounds of Body Fat in 7 Days?

2018-01-27 A Recovery Ride After a Hard Workout or 'How to Burn Off a Pound of Fat in One Day'

2018-01-26 Awesome Workout, So Early in the Season

2018-01-25 How is Drafting in a Paceline Different from an Electric Motor?

2018-01-20 Body says “GO”, so Aggressively Pushing up Fitness and Body Fat Down for 2018

2018-01-01 Double Century Schedule for 2018

2017

2017-01-05 Wearables for Cycling: Something Good Will Surely Evolve, but as for Now...

2016

2016-12-23 Preparing for Cycling 2017 — Squats and Lat Pulldowns

2016-11-07 Winter Weight

2016-09-24 Heart Damage from Excessive Endurance Training?

2016-07-25 How is Drafting in a Paceline Different from an Electric Motor?

2016-07-02 Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge: Severe Muscle Cramps Immobilize and Debilitate—Finished 7 of 8 Passes

2016-06-18 Next Up, the Toughest Double Century of all: Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge

2016-06-17 Dropping Body Fat After Fall/Winter Gains: Success!

2016-06-17 2016 Eastern Sierra Double Century: a Win in Spite of Extreme Conditions and No Aid at the Worst Section

2016-05-28 How is Drafting in a Paceline Different from an Electric Motor?

2016-05-05 2012 In Perspective: My Strongest Year, Will I Ever Get 'There' Again?

2016-01-26 Dropping Body Fat After Fall/Winter Gains

2016-01-03 Ibex Woolies 2 Earflap Beanie: Keep Ears Warm and Perspiration Contained in the Cold, Including Under a Cycling Helmet

2016-01-01 Ibex Woolies 3 Hoody: Outstanding for Cold Weather Cycling

2015

2015-12-19 Science News: “Upending daily rhythm triggers fat cell growth”

2015-12-17 Keeping the Pounds Off + Fat Loss, Muscle Mass, Bone Density, Training, BMI, DEXA

2015-11-08 Why Every GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled

2015-11-08 Sleep Affects Many Aspects of Physiology

2015-11-08 Blood exerts a powerful influence on the brain

2015-08-03 Everest Challenge 2015: Not Happening as far as I can tell

2015-05-25 Lactate Threshold Training: 10X Repeats on upper Pave Alpine Rd

2015-05-20 Shimano Di2 DuraAce and Ultegra — Weights and Why and Which to Use

2015-05-12 2015 Devil Mountain Double: Fuel Right or Be Slow and Cold

2015-05-12 2015 Central Coast Double

2015-05-03 Severe Safety Hazard at the Hwy 92 Bike Overpass

2015-04-11 Training Overload and Impaired Power Output

2015-04-10 Training: Repeats with Consistent Power, Heart Rate, Time

2015-04-05 Small Details: a First Class Bike Fit Pays Dividends in Comfort and Power and Reduced Chances for Injury

2015-04-05 Another Peripheral Neuropathy Victim from Flagyl (Metronidazole)

2015-04-05 4+ Years of Road Cycling

2015-04-04 Anaerobic Climbing Training: 3 Ascents of Old La Honda (negative intervals), a Week Later

2015-04-03 External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis and Leg Pain in Cyclists

2015-03-29 Starting the Anaerobic Climbing Training: 3 Ascents of Old La Honda (negative intervals)

2015-03-29 Calibrating for Distance and Speed Accuracy (Tire Circumference), 700 X 22C vs 700 X 25C

2015-03-29 Analyzing Power Meter Accuracy: Time vs Weight and Watts

2015-03-22 Three Double Centuries, a Week Apart

2015-02-22 Aggressive Start to 2015: Two March Double Centuries Planned, Maybe 3

2015-02-21 How to lose ~1 Pound of Body Fat in a Single Day

2015-02-21 Fitness Pre-test for a Double Century

2015-02-19 Extensive Endurance Workouts: Three Examples

2015-02-18 Training and Fitness: Why and How to Track Morning Resting Heart Rate (MRHR)

2015-02-18 Custom Orthotic Foot bed for Cyclists at 3DBikeFit: Fixing the Power Transfer Kinetic Chain

2015-02-10 To Clot or Not to Clot: Aging Athletes and Blood Clot Prevention vs Injury/Crash

2015-02-10 Science News: “Signs of sleep debt found in the blood”

2015-02-10 Recovering from Donating Blood? Mitigating, and perhaps a Really Bad Idea for Competing Athletes

2015-01-20 NYT: “A Prescription for Youth”

2015-01-18 The Joy of 50 Years: Neuropathy, Gut Ache, Gallbladder Polyps

2014

2014-12-29 Metronidazole / Flagyl antibiotic: Beware Neurological Damage (autonomic neuropathy)

2014-12-04 Dientamoeba Redux

2014-11-25 On Flagyl (Metronidazole), Dientamoeba Killed (not)

2014-11-22 A Chance Meeting While Riding Leads to Major Improvement on Bike Fit for One Rider

2014-11-05 Bloating/Fatigue Issue from Last Spring: Apparently Infection After All (Dientamoeba)

2014-10-19 Riding Strong

2014-10-03 Everest Challenge 2014: Ugly Weather, Minor Illness Leads to DNF

2014-09-17 Off to Everest Challenge 2014: September 26/27

2014-09-13 Nine Ascents of Old La Honda

2014-09-13 A Lunatic Narrowly Misses a Large Group of Cyclists on Old La Honda (Unprompted Road Rage)

2014-09-06 Eight Ascents of Old La Honda (again, a week later)

2014-08-30 Eight Ascents of Old La Honda

2014-08-03 Glycogen Releases Water, Delaying Dehydration

2014-08-03 Analysis of Six Ascents of Old La Honda

2014-07-25 Truck Runs Me Off the Road on Old La Honda, Autobahn VR Damage

2014-07-25 Strong Again

2014-07-12 Back Training Again, Recovered From Illness — well, not so fast: Contaminated Turkish Apricots?

2014-05-20 The Fatigue Clears, At Least for a Day

2014-05-18 Power Meter Shows Weakness Clearly

2014-05-16 Right Maxillary Sinusitus the Cause of Fatigue?

2014-05-03 Bloating/Fatigue: Diet or Infection?

2014-04-17 Younger Skin Through Exercise?

2014-04-13 Training with a Power Meter

2014-04-13 Spring Training: 4X Ascents over Distance

2014-04-06 Analyzing 2014 Training Weight Loss Efforts: Calories, Weight, Body Fat

2014-04-05 Spring Training the Lactate Threshold (repeats on Old La Honda Road)

2014-03-24 Solvang Spring Double Century — Results

2014-03-20 Death Ride or Everest Challenge Not Hard Enough? Try the ’Four Horsemen of the Solstice’

2014-03-16 To Draft or Not to Draft: What Does it Accomplish?

2014-03-10 SRM DuraAce 9000 Power Meter (11 speed)

2014-03-09 Saddle Position and Tilt for Power and Comfort

2014-03-09 First Long/Hard Ride in Preparation for Double Century

2014-03-09 Accepted into ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ Double++ Century

2014-02-23 How Fat Loss Actually Goes in Practice

2014-02-21 The 'Breakout Day'

2014-02-19 Discipline of Getting the Fat Down for Optimal Power-to-Weight

2014-02-14 Lightweight Autobahn VR 8-Spoke Carbon Fiber Front Wheel

2014-02-14 FOR SALE: ZIPP 404 with DuraAce Cassette

2014-02-08 Rides in 2014 to Prepare for the 2014 Everest Challenge

2014-01-25 Summer Day in January

2014-01-21 Recovery and Sleep Patterns

2014-01-19 Three Strong Days on Little Sleep and Champagne Fueling

2014-01-17 Winter Drought Makes for July Riding in January

2014-01-07 Eating Nuts May Extend Lifespan

2014-01-01 Base Training and Getting the Fat Down

2013

2013-12-30 Everest Challenge 2014: September 26/27

2013-12-27 Winter Training

2013-11-24 Base Training Time, Updates To This Site

2013-08-07 Training Back to Normal

2013-08-07 Eat More, Lose More Weight?

2013-08-04 Minor training Setbacks

2013-07-26 New Personal Best on Tunitas Creek — How Can That Be?!

2013-07-21 Training Progress

2013-07-15 Tracking the Caloric Deficit — First Week

2013-07-12 Tracking the Caloric Deficit

2013-07-11 The Body Fat Game

2013-06-04 The Left Knee Remains a “Project”: Little Progress, but some Insights and Advice

2013-05-09 A Brief Update: Shoulder, Training, etc

2013-03-31 Sometimes Good Surprises Happen

2013-03-28 Training Restarts as the Virus Retreats

2013-03-18 Back on the Bike — And Back Off

2013-01-21 My Plans for Training (Cycling) in 2013

2012

2012-07-22 Fitness Gains — Fat Down, Power Up, Personal Best Times Beaten

2012-07-15 Tracking Body Weight for Training Insights

2012-05-07 Aggressive Weight (fat) Loss: Getting Down to Race Weight

2012-02-14 Training Based on Functional Threshold Power (FTP), Using a Power Meter

2012-02-08 Training for 2012 Everest Challenge — Double Centuries

2012-01-31 Recovery and Training Nutrition Products I Use Every Day

2012-01-31 After Such Big Gains, How to Train in 2012?

2012-01-06 Cross-Training for Road Cyclists

2011

2011-12-31 Riding Statistics for 2011: 1.04 Million Vertical Feet and 10,434 Miles

2011-12-18 2011: Over a Million Vertical Feet

2011-12-10 Hard Pack Dry Trails Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cross Training

2011-12-09 Closing in on 1 Million Vertical For 2011

2011-11-28 Cycling Tips: How I Train (in brief)

2011-11-17 On Track for 1 Million Vertical Feet

2011-10-07 Recovery and Late Season Strength

2011-09-12 Backing Off Training Can Bump Up Performance by Allowing Recovery

2011-09-05 Cross-training For Improved Strength and Fitness, and to Avoid Boredom: Road and MTB

2011-09-02 Ruminations on Weight (Fat) Loss, Muscle Gain, Fitness, Recovery

2011-08-28 Reader Suggests Cross Training for Breaking Through Weight Loss Resistance

2011-08-22 Power, Heart Rate, Fueling, Recovery For a 5-Hour Training Ride

2011-08-17 A Whisker Away from a Personal All-Time Best on Old La Honda Road

2011-06-27 Training Using Repeated Climbs In One Workout Session

2011-06-19 Stats This Year

2011-06-04 The Body Weight “Set Point”

2011-05-29 Just About Over an Unpleasant Respiratory Infection— Thoughts on Training

2011-05-21 Maximize Climbing Speed by Lowering Body Fat — Body Weight Set Point Breakthrough

2011-05-13 Training Weight Loss Tips

2011-05-12 How Much Fat/Muscle Change Can Occur in 42 Days of Intensive Training?

2011-05-11 The Body Weight “Set Point”

2011-04-29 Mt Hamilton Challenge — Personal Test of 4 Months of Training

2011-04-26 Thoughts on Power to Weight, and Cycling Comfort, Perceived Effort

2011-04-23 Stats This Year

2011-04-14 How I’m Shedding the Body Fat: 202 => 185 Pounds in 103 days

2011-04-01 Using a DEXA Scan To Form Realistic Training Goals

2011-04-01 Training Progress For Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race

2011-03-25 Gauging Training Levels Years Later from Prior Year Training Records

2011-03-14 Training In Hot Conditions, Heart Rate Monitors and Max Heart Rate

2011-03-07 New Articles on Stretching, Hard Workouts

2011-02-27 Training and Recovery and Illness

2011-02-26 Computing Calories with SRM Power Meter

2011-02-10 Training progress for the Everest Challenge

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