I did the first of vo2 tests. They have 3 participants, they need 15 more. They have a pretty open schedule but prefer the mornings between 6 and 9am.
They are comparing the effects of static stretching to cycling. I don't really like the vo2 max test in the first place, there is no recovery. You start out in a easy gear and every 2 minutes it gets harder. Just a steady pain increase until you can't go any more. The first test I did was with 15 minutes of required stretching. After the 15 minutes, I was pretty sore and felt heavy. I knew I wouldn't do to well but for some reason I was telling myself that I should do better stretching than not. This friday I do the test without stretching, they claim I should do better. We'll see.
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If you want to do the test, its pretty cool. I would recommend doing it. It takes just an hour. From the time you walk in to the time you walk out. Its at rockhurst unniversity, 50th/troost.
I built up a set of wheels to sell. They are hed 50mm deep rims made for radioshack racing. 24 holes front and rear. They are super wide, 23-24mm. Rims were used a few times, brand new cx-ray spokes and alloy nipples. Brand new c-4 made in usa hubs, 210 rear, fh-80 front. $600.
I got little stubby aero bars. I don't think I'll have a tt bike for herman or joe martin, I'm going to try these this week and maybe try something bigger if I don't feel fast enough. These are light, super easy to install, and $40.