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Old 11-03-15, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
A power meter is the best piece of cycling equipment I've EVER bought. I love my powertaps, others have their preferences.
+1. I have a power tap on one of my bikes and its awesome. "it just works". my vector OTOH...
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Originally Posted by Hermes
Nice wheels and shoes.

I have the new Fast Forward F4R 45 mm carbon clinchers with carbon braking. I ride them all the time and use them in LKHC. I think the 45 mm rim depth is sort of a sweet spot for wheel performance except for TTs and indoor track. Also, I think the new shapes are better in cross winds. I have been in some very difficult wind situations with the 45 mm wheels and not a problem although, I do feel the wind more than narrower profile wheels.
Yeah, it seems to be the consensus that ~45-60mm is the sweet spot for rims. It was windy again on my ride last night and I think you're right that its a little worse than box sections in general. However, I only really get worried when cornering in the wind. Is the cornering force strong enough to make my fear of the wind illogical, or is it something I should continue to be super cautious of? I'm also a bit anxious of how it will be in a pack on a windy day, but I guess the solution there is to just stay super sheltered so the wind can't touch me!
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Originally Posted by scheibo
Yeah, it seems to be the consensus that ~45-60mm is the sweet spot for rims. It was windy again on my ride last night and I think you're right that its a little worse than box sections in general. However, I only really get worried when cornering in the wind. Is the cornering force strong enough to make my fear of the wind illogical, or is it something I should continue to be super cautious of? I'm also a bit anxious of how it will be in a pack on a windy day, but I guess the solution there is to just stay super sheltered so the wind can't touch me!
on high-speed high-wind situations I prefer cornering to straight. going through the corner holds the wheel better, imo. It's the straights where I notice wind. Utah drop in on the RR was 50+ mph, straight, and windy. I didn't enjoy that few minutes.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
I did 60 minutes and 1000kj on the trainer yesterday on the TT bike. Glutes are a little sore today, so that's something.

The sweat struggle is real. After first 20min interval I had to pee. The bibs were 100% soaked, as if I'd been swimming. It was ~55 outdoors and I had 1 fan on me from the side.
You need a better fan. Maybe two. Seriously.
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Old 11-03-15, 01:21 PM
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I did a group ride through Patterson Pass when it was windy. The wheels were not a problem in the peloton.
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relevant to the pwoermeter discussion: Stages Cycling Dura-Ace 7900 New Gen2 low profile design - Peddler's Shop Pscycles.com 1907 Deptford Center Road Deptford, NJ 08096 856.228.7800 bicycle sales and service

this would work on a 6800 crankset, right?
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Old 11-03-15, 02:06 PM
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It's so nice out I decided to throw some intervals this afternoon. Rode over the high school and I'm running up and down the bleachers carrying my bike and wearing a superman cape.
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Originally Posted by mike868y
Yep. I'd have one already but 170mm is sold out (unless a dealer ordered one early and has one on hand). Only 175, 172.5, and 167.5 left...
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click that link - says 170 is available
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love my powertap, been riding with it for a year. I should have got one much earlier, had been riding with a stopwatch and HRM for years.
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click that link - says 170 is available
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Alternatively, CycleOps PowerTap G3 Alloy Shimano Wheelset with Joule 1.0 Computer

New set of training hoops with g3 hub + head unit for $560. Caveat: wheels are heavy and unaero for racing. I will vouch that they are bombproof.
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Kicked down 2x30' on Fiesta this morning, felt great. Second interval I ended up 10w higher than my target, and extending for 3'.

Crazy out there, very windy, choppy surf, with a smorgasboard of on again/off again rain, even 2min of hail. Couple rainbows here and there. The wind kicking up sand and sideways rain made visibility very low on certain parts of the island, which felt epic. 255w netted me 16mph on one side of the island, 26+ on the other.
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Cast off tomorrow. Riding the road bike, and not on my porch.
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Rode this morning - dunno when 50f became cold for me, but it did. I was cold. #caliweak
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back on after a couple of days of fighting a cold passed on by my little guy. 2hrs @ 200w 120tss

love having the powertap, only annoying thing is having to change tires when going in vs out (not so bad putting the trainer tire on, it's a folding bead, but I still have a wire bead outdoor tire, never again). also, the ocd 41ish part of me hates that the wheel doesn't match anything I have, but i'd rather be good than look good lol
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Originally Posted by shovelhd
You need a better fan. Maybe two. Seriously.
This works pretty well - if I have to train indoors I use that at my back and a less crazy fan in front.

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Rode this morning - dunno when 50f became cold for me, but it did. I was cold. #caliweak
my garmin reported 40f, and even though its a random number generator the fact that my fingers still have no feeling several hours later speaks to it being cold. I'm going to have to rework my schedule to ride at lunch during the winter i think.

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Kicked down 2x30' on Fiesta this morning, felt great. Second interval I ended up 10w higher than my target, and extending for 3'.
nice! did you have the tailwind on the second repeat?
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Well the laps take a rider like myself a little over 10' at z4, so I get the full spectrum of wind/rider orientation each interval.

I just felt good, and that I could do a little more on the second interval without it being too big a detriment to my riding for the rest of the week. I'm on week3 of base1 currently, so fatigue management is important.
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scheibo, I have a similar fan.
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Old 11-03-15, 06:57 PM
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60 minute lunch break:
4' change and hop on bike
3' warm up
43' trying to keep steady over undulating terrain; averaged 92% of FTP
3' cool down
7' shower, dress and get to my next meeting with lunch in hand.
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Cripes it was cold out tonight. Must have hit like 50 degrees! Quite a change from the 80 plus a couple days ago.
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I flatted 3 miles into my ride and decided to pack it in and ride home after changing the tube in the dark. Damn early season rains are the worst for flats with all of the debris on the roads. My Garmin said 50 degrees at one point which I wasn't dressed for.
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I tried a Zwift workout yesterday. They've got some work to do, but the interface to my trainer worked well. I finished up right before the TNW races started. I'm going to try one of those soon.
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Day 4, no riding (the final insult?)

Colors no longer exist. Sounds have taste. I have built a reallllly large keyboard so I can type with mittens on.
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30 mins Z4 - 60 mins strength work - 30 mins Z4
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