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06-03-18, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13,574
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Posted By baribari

Funnily enough, I actually downloaded TR today...

Funnily enough, I actually downloaded TR today just to try the ramp test, and it put my FTP something like 40 watts higher than the last time I did a 20-minute test (probably over a month ago), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By baribari

I just figured it was too many hard bumps to the...

I just figured it was too many hard bumps to the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By baribari

This. I hated having to replace perfectly good...

This. I hated having to replace perfectly good Shimano wheels my bike came with because the races couldn't be replaced and it didn't make sense to buy new hubs. I want hubs to be bulletproof and 100%...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By baribari

No. Don't be a tool.

No. Don't be a tool.
05-29-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By baribari

That's really silly. All you're doing it burning...

That's really silly. All you're doing it burning off glycogen (and dumping the water that goes with it)...

This might actually make sense before doing an ultra-marathon, since it's very low...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By baribari

You should prepare for a century so that it's...

You should prepare for a century so that it's enjoyable, rather than being a grueling experience that you are barely able to finish.

You seem to be overly fixated on my wording, but all I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By baribari

Staying fed is not a method of making up for...

Staying fed is not a method of making up for training. It's the equivalent of remembering to stop to fill your gas tank up on a cross-country drive.

You avoid being hungry and thirsty by eating...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By baribari

Again, that's not how this works. All you...

Again, that's not how this works.

All you were doing was staying fueled to avoid bonking.

Could you have finished the ride on less carbs if you were better trained? Sure.

The only way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By baribari

That's not how training works. You were...

That's not how training works.

You were simply fueling properly so as to perform at 100% instead of bonking.

How do you think people finish TdF stages?
05-28-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By baribari

I have been using whatever was the cheapest...

I have been using whatever was the cheapest Shimano SPD-SL at the time for about 9-10 years. It still performs flawlessly. Actually, I've been using the same shoes for the whole time, too...

The...
05-23-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

I feel I should also point out that the whole...

I feel I should also point out that the whole idea of intervals was basically meaningless to me until I got a smart trainer....

now I need a power meter for riding outside. lol.
05-23-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By baribari

I've been Zwifting so much I've almost stopped...

I've been Zwifting so much I've almost stopped riding outside..... someone help me....
05-22-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

The phrase is true as long as you're not the...

The phrase is true as long as you're not the fastest person in the race.... if you're faster than everyone, it gets easier.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By baribari

If she gets addicted she's going to want a proper...

If she gets addicted she's going to want a proper road bike pretty quickly, so I wouldn't spend too much money on a hybrid.
05-21-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

Will do.... still need to lose 40 pounds though. ...

Will do.... still need to lose 40 pounds though.



What I mean is going from couch potato (2.0 watts/kg) to 3.5+ watts\kg as quickly as possible, not going from 4.0 to 5.0 LOL
05-21-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

Well, I did one crit which I thought was a flat...

Well, I did one crit which I thought was a flat course but it ended up having a pretty steep climb, and I blew up so fast I gave up after one lap.

OTOH, there were no ability level groups, and...
05-18-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

I have a copy of the 4th edition but I have found...

I have a copy of the 4th edition but I have found it kind of hard to read.... plus it's really thick.

It seems to me that most of the book is about peaking and periodiziation, which isn't relevant...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

Well, washing twice a week is within reason.

Well, washing twice a week is within reason.
05-09-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

If Iím going to do 3+ on the bike itís going to...

If Iím going to do 3+ on the bike itís going to be for fun.

I could have sworn that cranking up the difficulty of my Zwift workouts, which put me at higher percentages of FTP, had almost overnight...
05-09-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

Is the FTP of a trained athlete a relatively high...

Is the FTP of a trained athlete a relatively high percentage of VO2 max, or a relatively low percentage? Or am I thinking of something else entirely? Like VO2 max being a relatively high percentage...
05-09-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

I was thinking maybe the idea was that burning...

I was thinking maybe the idea was that burning fat took less O2 per watt generated. I might be totally off, though.
05-09-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

Hmm. I would have thought sweet spot training...

Hmm. I would have thought sweet spot training would have a bigger affect, hour per hour, if only because maintaining Z2 for a long time is relatively easy, but maintaining ~95% of FTP is relatively...
05-09-18, 01:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By baribari

Increased ability to burn fat instead of carbs = increased FTP?

I could have sworn I read something like this in an article or a book, but I can't remember where it is from.

Does anyone have a citation for this factoid?

I think it means that if you increase...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

This trick helped me get a bib JUST dry enough to...

This trick helped me get a bib JUST dry enough to not feel horrible after a few minutes in front of a heater yesterday when my bibs hadn't dried properly. Still felt like I was wearing a swimsuit 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

I don't have a chaffing issue, probably a...

I don't have a chaffing issue, probably a sanitation issue when I wasn't cleaning my shorts properly.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

Sounds like you're just drying the sores out.

Sounds like you're just drying the sores out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By baribari

yeah, you really need to look at the elevation...

yeah, you really need to look at the elevation gain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

I went and got some antibiotics yesterday. I...

I went and got some antibiotics yesterday. I haven't taken enough time off the bike for the ones I have to go away on their own.

The guy didn't seem to think it was an ingrown hair. Probably just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

I have three pair of summer bibs, although only...

I have three pair of summer bibs, although only one of them doesn't have some messed up stitching around the middle...

I seem to go through chamois pads and stiching way before the lyrca goes bad....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By baribari

Do 50 miles solo before you do a 100 mile group...

Do 50 miles solo before you do a 100 mile group ride.

Yes, you should probably practice.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By baribari

Cleaning bibs when you ride every day

I don't have a washing machine at home so I can't machine wash my gear regularly. I also don't like hand-washing it with detergent since it takes so much time and water. That said, not cleaning...
01-10-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By baribari

Has anyone actually broken a road bike?

I'm something like 50 pounds over the rated rider weight for my bike, whereas before I was 20-30 pounds over it. Now I'm starting to worry if I will eventually crack the frame...

Should I be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By baribari

Is that Garmin compatible? I already have a...

Is that Garmin compatible? I already have a garmin out-front (originally got it as a camera holder), I want an iphone holder that will work with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By baribari

iPhone holder/case for Garmin out-front?

Does anyone know if someone makes one of these?
02-10-17, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,468
Posted By baribari

I just upgraded to short-reach 105 5800 calipers...

I just upgraded to short-reach 105 5800 calipers and there's *plenty* of reach.
02-07-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,468
Posted By baribari

Both wheels are 700c. They're both the same...

Both wheels are 700c. They're both the same brand.

For some reason the fronts fit just fine.
02-05-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,468
Posted By baribari

....yes. I have considered filing it. If all else...

....yes. I have considered filing it. If all else fails I will upgrade to better brakes.
02-05-17, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,468
Posted By baribari

The wheels are almost exactly the same, except...

The wheels are almost exactly the same, except these are a newer model that is tubeless compatible.
02-05-17, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,468
Posted By baribari

Help! Rear brake caliper reach is a few mm too short!

So, I replaced my wheels and now one of my rear pads is a few mm too high.

Is there any way to get them lower without changing to brakes with more reach?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,202
Posted By baribari

On another note, Lebron might make a decent track...

On another note, Lebron might make a decent track cyclist, but he's simply too heavy to be a TdF-level road racer. That said, he's clearly a superior physical specimen to pretty much every person on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,202
Posted By baribari

This just proves my point! A kid who hits 6' in...

This just proves my point! A kid who hits 6' in grade school gets the attention of coaches BECAUSE EXTREME HEIGHT IS THE PRIMARY FACTOR IN PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL.

When you go from a statistical...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,202
Posted By baribari

Dude, if 1 in 7 American men under 140 pounds...

Dude, if 1 in 7 American men under 140 pounds were pro cyclists, then YES, being really light would CLEARLY be the primary factor involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,202
Posted By baribari

The fact that 1 in 7 American males over 7' tall...

The fact that 1 in 7 American males over 7' tall is in the NBA pretty much proves that all you need is height. I laugh my ass off when I hear about teenagers over 7' being so "talented" when talent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By baribari

Where I live, drivers are automatically at-fault...

Where I live, drivers are automatically at-fault if they hit a bicyclist, so the vast majority of drivers give us plenty of room. And I always have the volume low so I can still hear. So it's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,323
Posted By baribari

Yeah, but the primary reason for is to prevent...

Yeah, but the primary reason for is to prevent injuries, no? And leveling the playing field for CHILDREN is entirely different from handicapping people simply for being in shape. You don't want a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,323
Posted By baribari

I have heard of hillclimb races with different...

I have heard of hillclimb races with different weight classes.... not to mention age categories.

But handicapped road racing would be punishing faster riders for staying in shape.... which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,202
Posted By baribari

Mostly it's because the peleton moves WAAAAY...

Mostly it's because the peleton moves WAAAAY faster than any single rider could for those sort of distances. But the ability to put out 400+ watts for an hour basically comes down to genetics and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-15, 03:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By baribari

Wireless waterproof bluetooth headphones?

Does anyone know of any good wireless waterproof headphones?

Waterproof isn't an absolute...

I would also like something that comes with earbuds that let in ambient noise.

And battery life...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,606
Posted By baribari

23 MPH is not a sprint. lol. That said, drops...

23 MPH is not a sprint. lol. That said, drops aren't going to make that much of a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,890
Posted By baribari

I tried riding my old Schwinn hybrid for the...

I tried riding my old Schwinn hybrid for the first time in about five years... It was just horrible. The new tubes I bought kept popping (bad rim tape?), the crank bearings were so lose that the...
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