BlogComp: Blog Tool Feature Comparison Table. Wow, there are an amazing number of Blog tools out there. Here is a short comparison courtesy of a google search. I use blogger.com, but it looks like I’ll have to give b2/cafelog a try
How to use server-side includes with Blogger
Took a while to find this, but this page gives details about using server side includes to make blogs look nice on my site. It’s pretty deep, but kind of fun to figure out. The hard thing is getting archives to work correctly.
The term ‘includes’ covers a simple web server technology that allows you to include, or insert, a second file into an existing file and is popular for many reasons. It allows you to make consistent header, footer, or entire web page templates that run from a single location, making updates and changes to that template very easy. Taking most of your HTML out of your Blogger template also allows you to separate your content (in Blogger) from your presentation (in your template file). Includes are easy to implement, but do present minor challenges for blogs, including archiving and permanent links.
Once you’ve got basic includes working, you’ll probably want to get archives running off the same template file. You might also want to add permanent links as well as a second or third Blogger-powered page to your site that uses the same template. This can be done by adding a few more lines of code around the includes code you added earlier. Basically, you’ll be passing along the name of the includes through the URL query string, so instead going to your blog’s main page at http://yourserver.com/index.html your archives might be at http://yourserver.com/index.html?p=archive.html.
HeadAngle : Cinelli RAM Review Saw the just beautiful Cinelli Carbon Ram Bar/Stem today. It’s an all carbon, one piece monocoque bar/stem combo. It’s swoopy, has a great shape, and well, is just sweeeeeet looking! It’s also probably about the lightest you can get, at least without using some super-sketch, twitchy ultra-light aluminum bar that I wouldn’t be caught dead with. But, of course it’ll also set you back at least $100 more in the process. e.g. The Cinelli Ram is 350g. An Easton EC-90 (195g) and a Deda Newton stem (145g) would be 340g costing about $270, compared to the wallet loving $470 for the Cinelli. But, come on, the Cinelli is just so nice. (Note, you can remove the little computer mount thing I believe, and it looks better without it.)
Torque Conversion. Having destroyed one set of handlebars with bad torque information. Here is a site that tells you how Newton meters converts to inch and foot pounds.
The other way is a client-side includes.
Bicycle Training .Co.Uk – Free Training Plans On-Line. Here is a good explanation of heart rate zones plus references to figure outmore about determining what they are. I’m going to try using this for my own training program
Mavic Technical Information. This Mavic site normally requires a password, but google.com found me this backdoor. If you access just this set of HTML pages, you can see all the technical information that is normally for bike shop professionals only. Useful to me as I’ve got two Mavic wheelsets and want to make them both Campy compatible.
Bicycle Training .Co.Uk – Free Training Plans On-Line A pretty cool website that I need to try. Has in depth training plans. Will give it a whack. Here are Sean Williams, the site’s owner’s notes…
As a coach I have wondered how to do this site without the need to update pages frequently as the previous site so obviously needed. So, I have come up with this preset training plan format for a connotation of cycling disciplines covering Mountain Biking, Road Racing, Cyclo-Cross and TimeTrialling. There are even options to train for two different disciplines in the same year. So all those road/cross riders out there and not to mention the pure off roaders who want to race all year round – you will find something in these pages.
Get Training Program RecommendationA good explanation of how to do it follows. I think I’m probably in that zone of riding not hard enough to gain.
To really get the most out of your cycling workout, you need to be sure that
you’re riding in the right “zone.” If you ride too easily, you won’t get stronger or fitter, and if
you ride too hard, you’ll wear yourself out too soon. There are appropriate times to ride very
easily or intensely, to either encourage recovery or to increase fitness and strength,
respectively, and you can use your heart rate monitor to know that you are doing just that.
First, you need to know your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR). Be sure to
get an okay from your doctor before attempting to find your MHR, as it requires an all out effort.
An easy way to do this is with an indoor trainer while wearing your heart rate monitor. First, warm
up by pedaling easily for 15-30 minutes. Now, increase resisitance to a level that you can still
pedal without jumping on the pedals. At 60 second intervals, increase either the gear or the resistance a notch. Continue until exhaustion. Record the highest heart rate you attain. This is your MHR. Another way to find out your MHR is to note the highest heart rate on your monitor when
climbing hard for several miles (Use your best judgment here. You’re aiming for an all out effort) or riding an all out time-trial for 10 miles.
Okay. Now that you know what your MHR is, what good is this info? The advantage of knowing your max is that you will know at what intensity level you are riding. At below 65% of your max, you are riding easily and are riding at a pace that is best for recovery. For a typical 30 year old, using MHR = 220 – age = 190 as an approximation, this is below 123 bpm (beats per minute). At 65-80%, you’ll be riding easily at an aerobic pace, which is good for burning calories on a long, relaxing ride, and will build endurance. For a typical 30
year old, this is 123-152 bpm. At 80-85% effort (typically 152-161 bpm for a 30 year old), you’re riding pretty hard, but still aerobically. This is the pace that isn’t the best for training – too hard to build endurance and too easy to build strength. However, if you don’t have a lot of time to ride everyday, 80-85% is a good pace to ride for an hour three or times a week- you’ll being doing more than you would at 65-85%. At 85-92% (162-174 pm for a 30 year old) you are riding at your anaerobic threshold. This is the pace of a time-trial, and it is
the pace that will really help you build speed and strength.
A typical training week of 9-14 hours (or 171-266 miles at 19 miles/hour) might be something like this:
|Edurance ride. Two to four hour ride at 65-85% MHR with a 3-5 moderate climbs (or with 3-5 intervals of 5 minutes at 85-92%)||Recovery. Ride very easily at 60-65% HMR for an hour. You’ll recover better riding this way than simply resting.||One to two hour ride at 65-85% MHR with 3-5 two minute climbs or intervals at 85-92% MHR.||Two to three hour ride at 65-85% MHR. You’re just trying to build endurance and aren’t ready for more intervals.|
|One to two hour ride at 65-85% MHR with five 30 second all out sprints, spinning easily for 30-60 seconds in between each sprint to recover.||Rest.||Two hour ride at 65-85% MHR. Leave something for Sunday’s endurance ride.|
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