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When The Tour Comes To Town

Old 05-16-17, 10:52 AM
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When The Tour Comes To Town

This is what your local strava segments look like:

https://www.strava.com/segments/12605046?filter=overall
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Sucks for #38 who put out 360 watts to get the KOM
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Who's going Thursday to Mt. Baldy to catch a glimpse? Taking a day off work to ride with a big local group to Mt. Baldy and up to ski lift. It'll be epic.
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And that's the difference between a Cat 1 on the Tuesday Night River Ride vs. pros on the ATOC
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Old 05-16-17, 12:22 PM
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#3 on the leaderboard with 129BPM heart rate.

Must be nice.
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Amgen was in town in Sacramento, and the teams go out for a leasurely ride on the American River Bike trail.

They are pretty friendly, and even invite local riders (like myself!) to ride with them and go in the rotation, even chatting with us.

Getting to ride with Astana was epic, even if they were probably not breaking low zone 2 and I was up in high zone 3.
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Number 18: 31.5 mph, 170 watts. I could do those watts!
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There are two pros over 200lbs? Damn.
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Old 05-16-17, 01:57 PM
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What's a point of a segment <5 minutes
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Old 05-16-17, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
What's a point of a segment <5 minutes
It's a stretch of parkway between stop signs. It is literally a segment of road.
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I know 38 pretty well. I trued his wheels and loaned him a bike. He's a British kid.

My son did a pretty quick ride up Independence pass this year and I was surprised to find him in a similar position.
Turned out to be Tour of Colorado climb.
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Old 05-16-17, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
#3 on the leaderboard with 129BPM heart rate.

Must be nice.
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Number 18: 31.5 mph, 170 watts. I could do those watts!
I noticed a bunch of them were posting power under 200W, and almost all of them < 300W.

Of course, I assume they're hitting those watts pretty continuous for the whole race.

Maybe it should be fair game to draft to bump yourself back up on the charts.

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Flat stage, no wind, not in the break: fairly easy ride.
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Oh, to be young and have that level of efficiency! Pretty impressive.
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
Oh, to be young and have that level of efficiency! Pretty impressive.
Efficient... some, but 37 riders bunched together in the peloton. That is a making a lot of wind.

I'd hate to be the rider that gets a flat tire, and has to make up even a half a minute to catch the group.
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@caloso I can relate. I once had the KOM on this segment-

https://www.strava.com/segments/9352515

I lived a few blocks away back then and did it regularly. Then Worlds came and the TTT route crossed that stretch just after their start. With a tailwind. No mortal will ever be able to retake that.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Maybe it should be fair game ...
There are no rules in Strava - except don't lie about it.
Many KOMs are wind blocked - inc the ToC ones.
I would never flag a KOM segment that said "motor paced".
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
@caloso I can relate. I once had the KOM on this segment-

https://www.strava.com/segments/9352515

I lived a few blocks away back then and did it regularly. Then Worlds came and the TTT route crossed that stretch just after their start. With a tailwind. No mortal will ever be able to retake that.
My kid has the KOM on the final worlds RR course hill for three reasons:
1 Being a race, going fast was not as important as winning.
2 They were all on steel heavier bikes.
3 It was used for the UCI Worlds in 1986 - pre-Strava
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As we are on Strava, can anyone figure this one out?
https://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/...CjvVNAs7WD4KOw
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Originally Posted by asiantrick View Post
Who's going Thursday to Mt. Baldy to catch a glimpse? Taking a day off work to ride with a big local group to Mt. Baldy and up to ski lift. It'll be epic.
I'll probably ride up early and try to get off the switchbacks before the race approaches.
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
As we are on Strava, can anyone figure this one out?
https://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/...CjvVNAs7WD4KOw
Global Warming, Sea Level Rise?

https://www.strava.com/segments/14036742
https://www.strava.com/segments/14036637

Ahhh, here is the answer, or at least part of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watopia
Watopia Course Map | ZwiftBlog

https://zwift.com/

So, you sit on an exercise machine, in an air conditioned room, riding over fake islands in the Pacific, getting fake KOMs.
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Well while I said there are no rules in Strava - I would like there to be a real road involved. Just me I guess.
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Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
What's a point of a segment <5 minutes
Maybe I need to look, but <5 min segments is what tends to win worlds.
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Originally Posted by asiantrick View Post
Who's going Thursday to Mt. Baldy to catch a glimpse? Taking a day off work to ride with a big local group to Mt. Baldy and up to ski lift. It'll be epic.
I live less than one mile from the route and regularly ride Baldy, but I'm not sure I want to go up and sit for hours waiting. I may go over to Euclid Ave and watch them go by. Would love to go to GMR and watch though.
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Boy, can I ever relate to this.

Base Line Hill

Nothing like going up a 10% grade at 25mph. Which is just a part of this...

RBC Highland Stage 1 Circuit

Where they go up that grade 20 times. As a mortal (on open public roads,) I'm still trying to get a lap in under 9 minutes.
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