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bio website erraticdev.blogspot.com
location Slovenia
age 39
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seen Oct 22 '12 at 8:52

I'm an analyst web developer and development consultant on Microsoft technologies. My main focus is in Asp.net MVC, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, C#, and T-SQL. I'm a contractor by nature working around EU.


Oct
22
comment Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when cycling?
In low effort situation it's always the healthiest way to breath in through nose and breath out through mouth but it needs some time to get used to it. Those that do pilates will already be used to this technique. Likely joga guys as well.
Oct
21
comment Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when cycling?
@DanielRHicks: Although I've never gotten bugs in my nose while windpipe yes a few times.
Oct
21
comment Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when cycling?
I think that breathing through your nose is hardly enough because when you start grasping for air on some climb that raises your HR, you're trying to get as much air in your lungs as possible. Mouth usually gets that done quicker. :)
Sep
12
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
That's a great estimation which roughly sums up to between 1800km and 3500km per season in my country. Most amateurs cyclists push pedals for 4-5 months. Beginning and ending is not that intensive so I calculated as if 4 months with the same amount. And you're right about those enthusiasts that buy a bike and do the 50. In the second year that 20 ride is most likely some very steep hill that kills their legs and ambition for the next 2 months... :D I had a friend like that. :D
Sep
10
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
I know of others that have about 30k at the moment, but that doesn't mean that everyone else is doing that much. I think (and I suppose many would agree) that vast majority of cyclists do about 2k km per season. Maybe going to some competition. In my country that would mostly be one. The major one where about 6000 people turn up.
Sep
8
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
@Daniel: I'm loading data after the ride. I have my monitor tones turned off during a ride and don't look at it most of the time. I always try to ride on my feeling really. But as I analyse my data afterwards I can see there's room for improvement.
Sep
7
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
@Daniel: Yes for a normal aerobic regular training. But races are a different activity where participants tend to pus themselves. This particular climb is known to be first 10% on 80%HRmax, then 80% on 90%HRmax and the last 10% on 100%HRmax.
Sep
6
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
Well... :) I like being competitive even though I rank in the first third of participants. Usually. I'm glad I'm as fit as I am (compared to other comrades) but I strive to improve my times every year if I can. Keeping indoor winter training hard enough usually gives me good spring foundation so I don't start anew.
Sep
6
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
Th3 first 5 minutes were not climb yet. So climb was 50 min 55 sec and 7.11 mi long. And my weight is 67 kg and I'm 173 cm high. May I ask you how did you estimate (calculate?) power output? I'm curious...
Sep
6
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
I also edited my question a bit...
Sep
6
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
So your answer is what? Train harder and HR[avg] at the same level of performance/power will drop? Is that what you're saying? Because I've done a bit less than 2500km in the last 5 months or so. How much training will get me there? And can I expect my HR[avg] to drop from 180 to 160 on the same slope with same timing? or would that be just +-5 bpms or so?
Sep
6
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
Are you taking about HR[max] or HR[rest]? As much as I know resting heart rate falls with regular intensive exercise, doesn't it? Maximum still stays although your body output increases. So you can do more but heart rate stays the same. My HR[rest] is already quite low as it's 48bpm.
Sep
5
comment Where can I find local bike routes?
There are two major parameters: avg speed and climbing speed. Based on these two it calculates your route. You're fast on flats and it slows down on climbs based to steepness. That's why I love it.
Sep
5
comment is this derailleur short cage or long cage?
It's pretty obvious it's strictly short cage.
Jul
25
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
@e100: I agree. Sometimes they keep a few things (not rotating ones) aluminium or even CrMo to keep the bike over weight margin. Handlebars and stems are quite common. And yes. Most of the riders use SRM integrated powermeters. I wich I'd have 3k€ to spare on one. :)
Jul
8
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
"either Campagnolo Super Record, Shimano Dura Ace, or SRAM Red component set, depending on who's the sponsor": Not entirely true. Some riders may choose their own set based on their preference and what they're used to. It's rare but exists.
Jul
8
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
A typical racing bike these days will be made of carbon. Full stop. Aluminium hasn't been used in top bikes for years. And carbon is used for most parts: frame, forks, handlebars, components, seatpost (usually always integrated as in Wilier Cento 1 for instance), seats...
May
20
comment How much to eat and drink during a 50km ride?
@ChrisW: 50k is not that problematic with your total ODO. I wouldn't worry too much about distance. But your pace is obviously rather low. If you'll participate on that event, be prepared that speeds may be higher than your average. This means that you won't need 4 hours for the ride. You'll see. You'll feel quite some adrenaline at start. Which is good. First 1/4 of the way will just slip away in a short time. Make sure you drink every 15 minutes.
Mar
24
comment Where can I find local bike routes?
virtual partner is a function on Garmin units that shows you how you're doing compared to your partner (how much are you ahead/behind in terms of distance/time). You can compete against previous activities you've done (compete against yourself) or you can upload others and compete against those. bikerouteoaster.com is especially great at creating your own virtual partner activities to compete against. No signup required.
Mar
23
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Garmin Edge 500 + HR + CAD user here as well. Can't recommend it more. It actually is one of the best investments I've made related to cycling. Although thinking of the new Edge 800 but I'm not so sure about maps.