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    Doing a one hour time trial on a trainer every...

    Doing a one hour time trial on a trainer every week seems like a lot of unnecessary suffering, and a recipe for burnout.

    First, you don't need to test your FTP every week.

    Second, you can test...
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    Antelope Island was really striking scenery....

    Antelope Island was really striking scenery. Would have preferred a flatter time trial course, but definitely an interesting place.
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    Highs: Florida State Champions, tandem time...

    Highs: Florida State Champions, tandem time trial; 5th (on the podium) Masters Nationals tandem time trial

    Lows: DNF Leadville 100 MTB race; DNF Masters Nationals Tandem Road Race.
  4. Powermeter Winter Training Plan - Recommendations?

    That said, read one of Friels or Carmichaels books, and or buy a canned plan off Training
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  5. Powermeter Winter Training Plan - Recommendations?

    A training plan based on gear ratios is going to be worthless indoors, unless it was specifically designed for the power curve of your trainer and took into account your FTP.

    You have a power...
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    The US Pro Challenge doesn't use Colorado in the...

    The US Pro Challenge doesn't use Colorado in the name because their plan is to expand beyond Colorado.

    One major problem is getting on the UCI calendar for more than one week. There can only be so...
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    This. When the Concorde was relatively new, there...

    This. When the Concorde was relatively new, there was somewhat serious talk of using the Concorde to shuttle the riders for a US stage. Even with supersonic transportation, the logisitcs would be a...
  8. Help me prepare for my Ohau vacation

    Turtle Bay is great.

    +1 on skip the road bike. There are better things to do.


    If you had time Maui is much nicer for cycling
  9. I saw one guy at Leadville this year on a cross...

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    I saw one guy at Leadville this year on a cross bike. He was a menace to himself and others. You could do most of Leadville on a cross bike, but a few places like Pipeline descent it...
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    My teammates that are Cat 1, don't train that...

    My teammates that are Cat 1, don't train that much more than I do. Depending on the events you do, and how talented you are, you can race Cat 1 on 10-15 hours of training a week.
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    Good cycling climbs in the US?

    East coast, south of Nee England.

    Brass town bald and Hogpen in North Georgia.

    Mt Michell in NC.

    Snowshoe Mountain and the Highland Scenic Highway in WV.

    All sorts of climbs up to the...
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    Sounds like my typical Monday, absent the drinking

    Sounds like my typical Monday, absent the drinking
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    Round here we talk just like lions But sacrifice...

    Round here we talk just like lions
    But sacrifice like lambs
  14. removable hood makes the jacket useful on and off...

    removable hood makes the jacket useful on and off the bike.
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    Based on the curve posted above, and the online...

    Based on the curve posted above, and the online reviews, I question where they're getting that 600 watts.

    According to at least one review, you can spin the thing out at 45mph CycleOps Wind...
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    The Kurt Kinetci numbers, IIRC are based on a 1%...

    The Kurt Kinetci numbers, IIRC are based on a 1% grade.

    In fact, Kreuzotter an online power calculator, gives you 248 watts at 20mph, for their default rider, in the drops, and on a 1% grade....
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    That's suprisingly low compared to a fluid...

    That's suprisingly low compared to a fluid trainer.

    https://kurtkinetic.com/files/kurtkinetic/ckfinder/images/Kinetic_FluidPCurve.jpg

    53x11 at 90rpm on the Wind trainer is only 300 watts,...
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    If the goal is to be able to race on 5-6 hours a...

    If the goal is to be able to race on 5-6 hours a week training, I'd read Carmichael's Time Crunched Cyclist, which sets out a program specifically tailored to that.
  19. I've got an earlier version of this jacket. It's...

    I've got an earlier version of this jacket. It's light, packable in a jersey pocket, has a zip off hood, comfortable, breathable, but expensive.

    Men's ALP-X 2.0 GORE-TEX® Active Jacket | GORE BIKE...
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    Other than looks, I don't think it offers major...

    Other than looks, I don't think it offers major advantages to Ti, and it appears to be more expensive, likely, at least in part, for the reasons you mention.

    That said, I want a Waterford built...
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    Reynolds 953 has the highest strength to weight...

    Reynolds 953 has the highest strength to weight ratio of all the tubesets they make, approaching that of titanium.

    And it looks really cool.
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    Suppliers face hike in freight costs due to labor...

    Suppliers face hike in freight costs due to labor dispute at Southern California ports | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

    You guys will be glad to know, that we reached a settlement today ending...
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    Only seems like it.

    Only seems like it.
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    Lightest Tandem?

    To put this in context, my Zero7 with a 700 gram frame, about the lightest group set made, and light cf wheels weighs just under 14 pounds.

    Start with a frame 4 pounds heavier and you're up to 18...
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    Bono's bike accident

    It was drug and weapons dealers.

    Just see dcdave.com
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