Nerd Alert Podcast
Nerd Alert Podcast
Jan 15, 2021
Outlandish safety claims, a better way to Zwift, and the merits of chain waxing
Play • 1 hr 31 min

The Nerds gather for the first podcast of the new year and it does not take long for things to get spicy! We discuss the lawsuit filed against Trek and Bontrager for their allegedly outlandish claims regarding WaveCel helmet technology efficacy, the way ZwiftHub is out-Zwifting Zwift in a few key ways, and the pros and cons of Sea Otter’s recent announcement that they’re moving the show (at least for 2021) all the way back to October instead of April.

Finally, in our Ask a Mechanic segment, Caley and Zach reaffirm their disapproval of chain waxing (Dave and James are still fans), we provide some ideas on how to keep your bike from corroding into nothingness in harsh winter conditions, and debate the wisdom of drilling holes in your frame and fork (spoiler: it’s a bad idea).

Cyclocross Radio
Cyclocross Radio
CXHAIRS LLC
Episode 221 | Eeklo and Brussels Universities
It's episode 221 of the Cyclocross Radio Media Pit and we are recapping everything that went down at the Ethias Cross Eeklo and X2O Brussels Universities races. So let's stomp on the pedals until the ice clears and get to it. Follow Micheal on Twitter at @landsoftly Instagram at @yeahyouride Follow Zach on Twitter at @theshoestar and instagram at @zacharyschuster Check out The CXHAIRS Bulletin from Zach and Bill at https://cxhairs.substack.com/. Give a CXHAIRS Bulletin gift subscription by going here: https://cxhairs.substack.com/subscribe?gift=true This episode is sponsored by Willa's Oat Milk! Find out more at www.willaskitchen.com. Enter the code CROSSHAIRS20 for 20 percent off your first order. Cyclocross Radio is part of the Wide Angle Podium network. Please consider becoming a member. Go to www.wideanglepodium.com/donate to learn more and contribute. Check out the latest CXs and Os and subscribe to the Wide Angle Podium YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wideanglepodium Please subscribe to Cyclocross Radio and all of the Wide Angle Podium shows on Apple Podcasts, if that’s how you consume podcasts. Also, rate and review on Apple Podcasts, even if it’s not the way you consume podcasts. To keep up to date, follow @cxhairs on Twitter and the CXHAIRS Bulletin on Instagram at @cxhairsbulletin. Have a question, comment, complaint or general inquiry? Hit us up at feedback@cxhairs.com And don’t hesitate to call the helpline: 405-CXHAIRS (405-294-2477). Need coffee? (Trick question, you do). Check out our partnership with Grimpeur Bros and the amazingly tasty Hello Cyclocross Friends! Espresso blend. You can get these flavorful and possibly magical beans here: https://www.grimpeurbros.com/products/hello-cyclocross-friends-wap-espresso
1 hr 4 min
Science of Getting Faster Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Science of Getting Faster Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
Ketones and Bicarbonate with Dr. Chiel Poffé - Science of Getting Faster Podcast Episode 3
Exogenous ketones are lauded by many for their endurance performance enhancing properties, but their impact on blood acidity is detrimental to performance and can even counteract their otherwise positive effects. Dr. Chiel Poffe and his partners conducted a study to learn if Bicarbonate Unlocks the Ergogenic Action of Ketone Monoester Intake in Endurance Exercise, and what they learned was surprising. Tune into this episode to learn the science behind ketones and bicarbonate, and how to introduce them into your training regimen to get faster. * Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum * Submit a study, researcher or topic to be covered on the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/SOGF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals * Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/2LtGP3k * Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3jxlqTI * Get Started: https://bit.ly/39W26MC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCIENCE OF GETTING FASTER PODCAST The Science of getting Faster Podcast cuts through the noise and talks directly to the scientists doing the latest research into how to become a faster cyclist, stronger athlete, and healthier person. Join Coach Chad Timmerman and CEO Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad as they interview a new researcher every month about their latest studies, what question they were hoping to answer, how they structured the study, what they observed and what they are still hoping to learn. . • Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast on iTunes: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/SOGF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: 00:00:41 - Dr. Poffe’s background and the story of his research on Ketones 00:01:35 - His research with Dr. Peter Hespel of Deceuninck Quick Step 00:01:53 - What are ketones and ketone esters? 00:03:27 - Why would someone want ketones in their blood while exercising? 00:04:26 - The difference between ketone salts and ketone esters 00:05:35 - Dr. Poffe’s study and why he decided to combine ketone and bicarbonate 00:07:38 - Performance of Ketone vs. placebo in the studies 00:08:37 - What does he think happened in the first study? 00:09:21 - The new study: introducing bicarbonate and what the purpose is. 00:09:55 - Why Chad finds the study methodology to be valuable 00:10:19 - Why his research always seeks to mimic real-world conditions 00:11:15 - What is Bicarbonate? 00:11:59 - Buffering systems in skeletal muscle 00:12:38 - How do you get/ ingest bicarbonate? 00:13:22 - The study method: How big was it? 00:14:10 - The study methodology and controls 00:16:07 - Nate summarizes the study’s efforts, cost of dosage, and amount of dose 00:18:11 - Timeframe of the test: dinner, morning, and timing of exercise 00:18:36 - Why was it important to control the amount of carbs ingested? 00:20:15- What was the dinner given to the subjects? 00:20:58 - What were the study’s results? 00:22:02 - Conclusions about how this might apply to a race (and timing limitations) 00:23:35 - Avoiding gastrointestinal issues with sodium bicarbonate 00:24:38 - Perception of hunger and appetite in the study groups 00:26:50 - Asking the subjects to identify what they’d taken (placebo vs. esters, etc) 00:27:53 - The purpose of blinding power and HR data 00:29:18 - What the study does and doesn’t suggest about ingesting ketones 00:30:19 - Blood ketone levels and perception of fatigue 00:30:46 - Should you always supplement ketones with bicarbonate? 00:31:34 - Thank you, and teasing the next episode ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW TRAINERROAD * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
32 min
Zwiftcast
Zwiftcast
Simon Schofield
Ep 94: Let's talk, say Zwift. Strava shake it up (again) and all the Zwifty news and chat
Simon, Shane and Nathan reconvene to consider the state of the Zwift nation. Once the pressing matter of “leg posts” is dealt with,  the podcasters move on to discuss the content of Simon’s interview with Zwift’s new hire Mark Cote, the company’s director of programming and content. One of the many strands of Mark’s expansive new role, which he explains in some detail, is to improve the communications between community and company, a move that the Zwiftcasters believe will be welcome. There’s been yet another Strava shake-up on Watopia and the other Zwift worlds with a whole load of segments vanishing from the public view. Simon chats with Zwift Insider’s head of everything, Eric Schlange, on what it all means, how it came about and why it might be time for a re-think of how segments are made and managed. The podcasters range across a cornucopia of Zwift business including signs of Zwift restricting some hardware on some platforms for some users and the reasons why more women seem to be getting public sanctions for cheating in racing than men. Zwift has recently launched another of its social impact campaigns, this time celebrating the contribution Black athletes have made to the sport. Simon chats to one of the inspirational voices of the initiative, ex-racer and Zwift staffer Rahsaan Bhati. And in and amongst all that there’s lots of other Zwift-related chat. We hope you enjoy listening.
1 hr 24 min
From The Top
From The Top
CyclingTips
Building 7mesh
In this episode we speak to the three co-founders of apparel brand, 7mesh. Getting into the cycling apparel business could now be one of the lowest barrier to entry segments in the industry. Anyone with an Instagram account and some design ability can directly access factories in Italy or China and create a clothing ‘brand’ these days, and it’s incredibly tough to cut through in this crowded market. That’s not to say some don’t break through and create legitimate and worthy businesses this way – I know firsthand a few who have. And this low barrier to entry has enabled some wonderful brands to get started and flourish. But because of this it is a crowded market now, and it’s tough to discern who are doing great work and innovating, and who are just pumping out disposable fashion. Every once in a while however a new brand comes along with people from a track record of success, expertise and you just know they’ll be around for the long haul. From the moment I first discovered 7mesh a few years ago I knew this was one of those brands in its infancy. For those who don’t know, 7mesh are a apparel brand based in Squamish, Canada who make some top quality clothing made for the demands of mountain biking, gravel and road. The three founders, Tyler Jordan, Ian Martin and Calum Davidson aren’t three random people who got together to do a passion project however. They were three early staff members and integral to the success of outdoor clothing juggernaut, Arc'teryx. Tyler was the CEO, Ian was Design Director, and Calum was Director of Supply Chain – and all were (and still are) nuts for cycling. They were also great friends in their days at Arcteryx and were having fun, pushing boundaries, and getting shit done. But as the saying goes, all good things come to and end and as the three oversaw tremendous growth in the business they all gave everything up to go off on their own and create something from scratch. To tell the story of 7mesh, we need to get to know Tyler, Calum and Ian in their early days at Arctaryx …
1 hr 27 min
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
4.0w/kg Through Consistent Training with Casper Green – Successful Athletes Podcast 38
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad while training for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. Tune in to find out the small changes he made to lose 35 pounds and how he used consistent, low-volume training to reach 4.0 W/kg in episode 38 of the Successful Athletes Podcast. • Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum • Be a guest on the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://bit.ly/2Mg8up6 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals. • Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/2LtGP3k • Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3jxlqTI • Get Started: https://bit.ly/39W26MC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATHLETE INTERVIEWS THAT MAKE YOU FASTER The Successful Athletes Podcast dissects the preparation and execution of outstanding performances by TrainerRoad athletes. From world record performances to personal records and life changing health improvements, get an inside look at what it takes to get faster. • Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast on iTunes: https://apple.co/2X0KEj2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • How Casper raised his FTP from 214w to 284w • What made Casper start using structured training • What plans Casper followed to have such a big FTP improvement • What Casper struggled with in the training process and how he overcame it • Why and when Casper chooses evening training over morning training • What habits helped Casper be a successful athlete • What nutritional changes did Casper make to lose 35lbs • How cycling has change for Casper now that he is faster • Casper’s goals moving forward ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW TRAINERROAD • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
25 min
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