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    TvG 1:29 behind the GC group. Live - Tour de...

    TvG 1:29 behind the GC group. Live - Tour de France 2015 : "BMC directeur sportif Yvon Ledanois has informed France Televisions that Tejay van Garderen is sick. He's 3.52 behind the front group."
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    Where can I see Froome's data file that Sky...

    Where can I see Froome's data file that Sky released yesterday? I "follow" some other TdF riders like Gesink and Kwiatkowski on Strava and TrainingPeaks. Does anyone have the similar link to Froome's...
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    Exactly. Heart rate changes lag power changes....

    Exactly. Heart rate changes lag power changes. For a long, steady effort, heart rate reflects effort about as well as power does. For immediate readings, changes in effort show up in power long...
  4. Shuffle, by a "couple" I just meant "two," as in:...

    Shuffle, by a "couple" I just meant "two," as in:





    now a couple more times:
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    Yeah, in 2004 people were amazed that the yellow...

    Yeah, in 2004 people were amazed that the yellow jersey would invest energy in ensuring that the 114th placed rider would not succeed in the break, as reported here in the Guardian:
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    GC positions 2-10+ are far more concerned about...

    GC positions 2-10+ are far more concerned about not letting a #16 GC rider overtake them and will work to rein in a break with a real GC threat in it. Sky can sit back and let the other teams do all...
  7. Keep applying that logic. Yes, very few people...

    Keep applying that logic. Yes, very few people would pay a premium to buy a tire they know is defective. Also, many knowledgeable cyclists buy Continental tires. So logic suggests this isn't the big...
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    It's about a 100 rooms for the riders, isn't it?...

    It's about a 100 rooms for the riders, isn't it? The standard seems to be two riders per room.
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    Couldn't speed be about turning a bigger gear at...

    Couldn't speed be about turning a bigger gear at the same rate? Obviously it is, so then it's a matter of defining whether leg strength equals being able to turn a bigger gear at the same cadence...
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    After 37 years the memories are not recalled so...

    After 37 years the memories are not recalled so easily.
  11. Does someone inspect the bike periodically to...

    Does someone inspect the bike periodically to verify that everything's in order, like bolts still in place?
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    So my first instinct was right. There's no "u" in...

    So my first instinct was right. There's no "u" in "Pearl Harbor."
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    YouTube July 13, 2105 [sic] Zwift Spring 21.67

    carpediemracing I enjoyed your Zwift Green Jersey sprint video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8X9ThJJdQs

    I see you've done a lot of indoor training this year. Any comments on what you get...
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    Yeah, I saw it as well. There's no "u" in Pearl...

    Yeah, I saw it as well. There's no "u" in Pearl Harbor!!!

    Or were you thinking of the whole "that's way out in the Pacific not close to German-controlled airfields or carriers" thing!
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    Here: First look at Polar V650 GPS bike computer...

    Here: First look at Polar V650 GPS bike computer | DC Rainmaker

    and here: Polar V650 | DC Rainmaker
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    Nice post. That might be worth a sticky!:thumb:

    Nice post. That might be worth a sticky!:thumb:
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    The variations of 220-Age to calculate your...

    The variations of 220-Age to calculate your maximum heart rate are not reliable for individuals. Though there are correlations for the median maximum heart rates of the entire population.
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    makeitso5005 , what do you recommend: gear oil or...

    makeitso5005 , what do you recommend: gear oil or something else? I'm sensing that motor oil is not your first choice.
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    Hey, I pasted a picture!

    Hey, I pasted a picture!
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    Garmin 500 @ $160

    The Garmin 500 is $159.99 at Western Bikeworks now with free shipping. Any other good Garmin deals?
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    Golden Cheetah FTP / Critical Power Chart

    * disclaimer: I'm not fluent in Golden Cheetah, but I've learned a few phrases *

    To view your historic personal bests, in Golden Cheetah select "Rides" then "CP / Critical Power."
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    If you wait and watch for a good sale you could...

    If you wait and watch for a good sale you could buy a Garmin 500 and a heart rate strap for $200 or less.

    On the other hand, perhaps you could upgrade your aging smart phone for $200?
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    Wouldn't the critical power (CP) curve in Golden...

    Wouldn't the critical power (CP) curve in Golden Cheetah give the OP a starting estimate for their 60 minute power, just using the historic data already entered into it?
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    ^racing / riding tempo on a MUP with pedestrians...

    ^racing / riding tempo on a MUP with pedestrians and limited line of sight is a recipe for injury. The faster moving person bears the greater responsibility for safety.
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    Because I use the middle ring most of the time....

    Because I use the middle ring most of the time. Big ring for downhill and the rare extended level road. Small ring for steeper ~7-12% uphill grades, even just half a mile.
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