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My friend and top tier cycling phisologist, Dr. Inigo San Millan sent me an "organic" cycling video I thought to post here. 

 

Outside of Inigo's job as Director of Human Performance Testing at the University of Colorado, he also directs physiology for UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team.  In this video Inigo is doing periodic lactate testing of Pro Rider Lachlan Morton during his training ride.  Now while I've had this testing (earlobe blood pricking) in a lab on a trainer, I can imagine it is a bit more difficult on a roadway in 20 F cold and wet conditions. 

 

What I thought was cool about this video was it was done by Lachlan's proud father David...simple and real production.  As I've talked with other pros, this mundane type of training is typical...pretty much what we all do (except for the fact in my case I avoid such cold and wet days as cycling is not my day job : ) 

 

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I forgot to mention that Lachlan rides for Pro Team Garmin Barracuda and enlisted Inigo for his special skills in science testing...which is not unusual for pros sourcing some of the best phsiologists supporting cycling. 

 

Many of the Boulder/Denver area cyclists will perhaps recognize some of the "look" and roadways shot in this video.

 

Now...get on the bike and get some quality miles in  biggrin.gif

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So you friend has grown mamories and is producing milk?

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I know it's hard for you to do but try and resist your childish impulse to post such stupid comments around here. "Lactate, L-Lactate, Lactic test" not the "act of lactation" which you probably have always giggled about since grade school. Brilliant contribution...now get out of here and go soil yourself somewhere else.
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So you friend has grown mamories and is producing milk?

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No sense of humour? You could have used a less obtuse title.  And other than a another lame GoPro video of someone riding their bike with a muzak soundtrack, where is it obviously about lactic acid testing?

 

I've left the soft wipes for you; you seem to need them more than I do.

 

 

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So you friend has grown mamories and is producing milk?


Hmmm, not a knee-slapper, but it did elicit a solid smirk.

 

Instead of being way so seriously uptight, methinks the OP should lighten up.  It's biking, not brain surgery.

 

Besides, any 'ol reply bumps the thread for ya, thereby helping to ensure that the rest of us may peruse your info, OP......

 

Oops, gotta go....Lindsey Lohan interview is on!!!! 

 

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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post

My friend and top tier cycling phisologist, Dr. Inigo San Millan sent me an "organic" cycling video I thought to post here. 

 

Outside of Inigo's job as Director of Human Performance Testing at the University of Colorado, he also directs physiology for UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team.  In this video Inigo is doing periodic lactate testing of Pro Rider Lachlan Morton during his training ride.  Now while I've had this testing (earlobe blood pricking) in a lab on a trainer, I can imagine it is a bit more difficult on a roadway in 20 F cold and wet conditions. 

 

What I thought was cool about this video was it was done by Lachlan's proud father David...simple and real production.  As I've talked with other pros, this mundane type of training is typical...pretty much what we all do (except for the fact in my case I avoid such cold and wet days as cycling is not my day job : )



I submit that what we see here is actually a lot *more* difficult that what we all do - because on 'organic' days we simply "go out and ride" instead of actively trying to keep our HR in that delicate zone between the AT and the actual onset of oxygen debt.

 

I think there are approximately 5 people on this forum (maybe 10, just maybe) who have enough focus  while riding outdoors to manage their energy burn that delicately 'in the wild' as it were, to give useful results.   Much easier in the lab.     I certainly don't count myself amongst those.

 

IMO, the video does not do a terribly good job of showing what is going on, though.

post #8 of 8

Nice video, Don.  Note that some of the video is of Lee Hill Road, which will be part of the Boulder stage of the US Pro Cycling Challenge!

 

Mike

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