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Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By gregf83
No one is averaging 50kph for 30min. That...

No one is averaging 50kph for 30min. That screenshot I showed was for a little over a minute. Average speeds for the race would be more in the 40-44kph range. How much power you need to hang in...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By gregf83
Not the whole race but there will be bursts of...

Not the whole race but there will be bursts of higher speeds. Below is from a weekly local training crit. Average speed through a few corners was 50kph. There would be a mix of 3's and 4's racing...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By gregf83
Depends obviously on the corner but there will be...

Depends obviously on the corner but there will be speeds of over 50kph and the guys on the front won't be braking for corners.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By gregf83
Provided you're comfortable going through a...

Provided you're comfortable going through a corner 4 wide at 40-50kph I think you'll find the composition of your bike will have negligible impact on your results. Once you're consistently finishing...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-28-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By gregf83
A decent LBS should be able to determine the size...

A decent LBS should be able to determine the size of bike you require prior to ordering. Fit can be adjusted with different stems and spacers. There should be zero risk of getting the wrong size.
Forum: Commuting 06-28-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By gregf83
My son bought one of these:...

My son bought one of these: https://www.thebikedr.com/collections/clearout-bikes-up-to-600-off/products/raleigh-clubman-disc-16-bike?variant=39558078022 recently. It's not a light bike but the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-28-17, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By gregf83
You're a lot more patient than me. I would have...

You're a lot more patient than me. I would have got my deposit back after the first screwup.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-27-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,511
Posted By gregf83
Tasty though! Also not unhealthy if eaten in...

Tasty though! Also not unhealthy if eaten in moderation.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 926
Posted By gregf83
It will be harder but if you maintain your...

It will be harder but if you maintain your cadence it will also be over sooner. I often find for short hills it doesn't really matter whether I go hard or easy they hurt about the same.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By gregf83
Up to about 70,000 miles on a set of Carnac...

Up to about 70,000 miles on a set of Carnac shoes. I use them in the winter now as the tops have a tear in them but they're still very comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,000
Posted By gregf83
Agreed. The KOMs the pros have are generally...

Agreed. The KOMs the pros have are generally taken in the middle or end of a stage in the middle of a tour so not exactly fresh.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-26-17, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By gregf83
I commute to work so have two rides every day....

I commute to work so have two rides every day. Not a problem for GC as long as they don't have the same start time.

You can also use the lap button to separate the efforts.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-26-17, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By gregf83
At the end of the day climbing well is purely a...

At the end of the day climbing well is purely a function of power to weight. There's no benefit to struggling up a hill in a higher gear than necessary. Better to shift down and spin at a comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,000
Posted By gregf83
I used Segment Search and searched for segments...

I used Segment Search and searched for segments with Ventoux or Alpe d'Huez and category 1 or HC. I then picked the first ones in the list. I don't know how the list is sorted but the first entries...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,000
Posted By gregf83
You picked a couple of obscure segments that no...

You picked a couple of obscure segments that no one rides. The popular Ventoux (https://www.strava.com/segments/626164) and Alpe d'Huez (https://www.strava.com/segments/652851) segments have over...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-25-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 432
Posted By gregf83
It looks like damage to the outer layer only with...

It looks like damage to the outer layer only with no opening for the tube to protrude. I would continue to ride it unless the inner layers were damaged. I had a staple (don't ask me how) penetrate...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-25-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 862
Posted By gregf83
There are over 30,000/yr fatalities in the US...

There are over 30,000/yr fatalities in the US alone. The bar for driverless cars is very low and I'm confident the accident rate will be lower once we get rid of all the idiots who insist on driving...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,000
Posted By gregf83
Yes, the hill I mentioned starts at 200m. It's a...

Yes, the hill I mentioned starts at 200m. It's a little tougher if you start higher. Definitely world class if you go up the Stelvio at 1400VAM in the middle of a 6 1/2 hr stage with three monster...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-25-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 862
Posted By gregf83
You seem pretty hung up on the name. The vast...

You seem pretty hung up on the name. The vast majority of Tesla owner (although perhaps not 100%) are intelligent enough to read the manual provided which explains the technology of the car and how...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By gregf83
I don't think you ride very often in the winter....

I don't think you ride very often in the winter. I ride through the winter and my aluminum rims last two seasons before wearing out so it definitely has an effect. My summer wheels last forever.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-25-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 862
Posted By gregf83
It's not a defect because the Tesla is not a...

It's not a defect because the Tesla is not a self-driving car. They don't sell it or promote it as a self driving car. It requires an alert driver to be available in the driver's seat at all times....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,000
Posted By gregf83
On a reasonable hill it is an excellent measure...

On a reasonable hill it is an excellent measure of power/weight ratio. On one of most popular local climbs the front page are pretty well all Pro/1/2 riders. Anyone who can maintain a VAM of 1400+...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By gregf83
I decided to upgrade as well and tested it on a...

I decided to upgrade as well and tested it on a 125km course yesterday and it worked flawlessly. It has trouble if there are turns in rapid succession but it was never an issue for me. An excellent...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-24-17, 03:56 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,000
Posted By gregf83
And timing. I hold an 18 min KOM on a flat...

And timing. I hold an 18 min KOM on a flat section of highway at 48kph that I commute on regularly. I've done the segment over 600 times so I know when conditions are favourable. I happened to be on...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-17, 04:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By gregf83
Thanks! Good to know. Edit: Just read the...

Thanks! Good to know.
Edit: Just read the forums and it seems there have been quite a few new problems introduced so I'll probably wait until they stabilize it.
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