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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By oldernwiser

Choices are part of your growth process that only...

Choices are part of your growth process that only you will be responsible for and to. Aside from that I made huge jump changes with a lot of research I went with a brand new Fezzarri bike carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By RiceAWay

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding...

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding weight is about 182 lbs. It takes months of hard riding to get that weight off and when I hit the right weight my riding improves dramatically. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,610
Posted By WhyFi

Except grow a following of people that like to...

Except grow a following of people that like to froth at the mouth while wagging their fingers at bikes that they weren't going to buy, anyway.
08-31-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By tomato coupe

Twice as many teams are on disc brakes this year,...

Twice as many teams are on disc brakes this year, as there were last year. So, sure ... rim brakes are making a resurgence.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,610
Posted By guadzilla

The only legitimate problems he points out are...

The only legitimate problems he points out are specific, extreme cases of BB being out of tolerance - from which he extrapolates into the QC of an entire company.

Then he makes up stories about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By upthywazzoo

Probably thought you were trying to "assert...

Probably thought you were trying to "assert dominance". It's whatever, you do you.
08-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,917
Posted By rydabent

People are really buying bikes

The other day on the local news the biggest bike shop in town was on the evening news saying that bikes were in short supply. Yesterday I went to Walmart to get oil for an oil change. I walked by...
08-22-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,684
Posted By holytrousers

Me too ! Dogs are cool, they always wave back to...

Me too ! Dogs are cool, they always wave back to me :love:
08-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By rebayona

Episode 4, 21:50 after Tourmalet, Quintana heads...

Episode 4, 21:50 after Tourmalet, Quintana heads to a car and a fan says it loud: "Nairo, we're proud of you, as always"
that's my wife 🙈. I'm on her side struggling to set the camera in selfie mode...
08-18-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By pdlamb

I think Lon Haldeman was the one who said, "Hot...

I think Lon Haldeman was the one who said, "Hot is 10 degrees warmer than what you're used to." (That would be about 5.5 of your Celsius degrees.) Add on to that "hot weather" that you're pushing...
08-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,198
Posted By bmcer

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't...

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't regard my bikes as investments. You can buy light bulbs with more life expectancy than I have, so resale value is meaningless to me. Furthermore, I'm...
08-18-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

This just might be his Annual Post. We'll...

This just might be his Annual Post.

We'll all have to check back in a year to see if he posted again.
08-16-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Maelochs

"If everyone else crashes, we might make the...

"If everyone else crashes, we might make the podium." Pretty sure that is not the best strategy. Like a few others, I don't buy it. Teams like Jumbo Visma aren't deciding on their strategies...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By burnthesheep

I am not worthy.......here, for the uninitiated: ...

I am not worthy.......here, for the uninitiated:

https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/let-it-be-or-the-legend-of-shirtless-keith/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UCf4BZ8MA
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,892
Posted By genejockey

Total from Jenson is $74 and $75 for der and...

Total from Jenson is $74 and $75 for der and cassette, so I'm assuming the $180-190 includes $35 for the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,951
Posted By genejockey

One of the best deals I ever got on a car was the...

One of the best deals I ever got on a car was the time my wife and I took our 3-month old baby to the dealer. Feeding and changing the baby unsettled the salesman, and then when he said, "Sorry, but...
07-16-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,035
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It stands to reason that the stronger and fitter...

It stands to reason that the stronger and fitter you are, the better/faster you will be - this applies to pretty much anything. The discussion is about the bikes themselves, not human engine...
07-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,463
Posted By wgscott

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once...

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once social distancing?
07-09-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,463
Posted By genejockey

Next thing you know, your Strava dashboard has an...

Next thing you know, your Strava dashboard has an ad - "Beautiful Russian Women Cyclists seek friendship, marriage."
07-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,463
Posted By eyemkeith

Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why,...

Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why, oh why, aren't there more men around me while I'm running, or at the grocery store, or walking down the street, or at the gym. It's a real problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,588
Posted By merlinextraligh

The mounting issue is a matter of technique. Once...

The mounting issue is a matter of technique. Once you know how to do it, they aren’t difficult. Key is the side of the tire that’s on first has to be pressed to the center, which is lower than where...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,601
Posted By HTupolev

Heavy doesn't necessarily imply aero, but... ...

Heavy doesn't necessarily imply aero, but...


...emphasizing aerodynamic performance generally does increase weight. The simple reason for this is that the shape that is structurally optimal for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,588
Posted By guadzilla

To be clear, I am not *arguing* with you. You do...

To be clear, I am not *arguing* with you. You do you, I have no issues with that. Think of this as more of a discussion than anything even remotely adverserial.

That said, re your 2 points, here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 398,787
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,106
Posted By roadCruiser76

I tend to agree. I think if you use Strava a lot...

I tend to agree. I think if you use Strava a lot and like it, then you should be more than willing to pay $6 a month. That is equivalent to one fast food meal a month for one person. A lot of people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,860
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using my resistance rollers for a very...

I've been using my resistance rollers for a very long time. It's easy to hold power steady on rollers. One of my regular winter workouts is to ride at a steady pace, power Z2 or 3, for a while. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By atwl77

I wasn't really feeling too good to ride on...

I wasn't really feeling too good to ride on Sunday (completely my fault, slept very late) but I forced myself up anyways. Thought I'd just do a short, easy ride.

Out the door, thought to myself,...
06-18-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rubiksoval

Not sure about a "no zone" chart. Is that the...

Not sure about a "no zone" chart. Is that the power continuum/training effect chart? This has overlaid zones but shows the continuum well.
...
06-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By Hermes

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart?...

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart? It may provide another way to think about FTP training and duration. I cannot post pics from this computer.

I have listened to podcasts where...
06-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Most people use their FTP mostly to set targets...

Most people use their FTP mostly to set targets for their intervals. In general the advice there is if the intervals feel too easy or too hard, adjust. So there's nothing wrong with it in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jleeg

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En route to Pillow PA. Horse and buggy...
06-10-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,606
Posted By canklecat

Strava doesn't necessarily reveal your home or...

Strava doesn't necessarily reveal your home or other starting point. It's up to the user. There are several privacy options, from routes to the Flyby doodad.

The privacy zone setting lets users...
06-06-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,403
Posted By Steve B.

A phrase I read says it all about where we are...

A phrase I read says it all about where we are currently - "If you have 300 cops where 12 are bad, if the other 288 say and do nothing about those 12 bad cops, then you now have 300 bad cops".
06-04-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,460
Posted By Ross520

Hopefully he is charged with a felony. Putting...

Hopefully he is charged with a felony. Putting your hands on little girls is one of the most deployable thing's you can do, especially considering the fact that she had done nothing to the man.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,512
Posted By tomato coupe

As a physicist, I'd say he's out of his depth in...

As a physicist, I'd say he's out of his depth in this discussion.
06-02-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By rubiksoval

Wow. Nice job! I don't do the tempos,...

Wow. Nice job!

I don't do the tempos, either, nor the rest of that plan. I only posted it to show where the vo2 max workouts came from. The vo2 max workouts are the only two things I do from that....
06-02-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By burnthesheep

Here ya go, 3min on off: spot where the wife came...

Here ya go, 3min on off: spot where the wife came in to ruin my workout and I had to sit and wait for the second set
https://www.strava.com/activities/3268581999/analysis

That 325w is right on...
06-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By HD3andMe

Bells - lame and obsolete

This hands-free solution is much more effective.

http://youtu.be/K4N-1x0_-n0
05-28-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,217
Posted By MadKaw

There are many variables... rim width, tire, and...

There are many variables... rim width, tire, and personal preference. But one possible explanation for the experience you mention is imbalance. On a road bike I typically have 5-10psi (.3-.6 bar)...
05-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not a very effective workout. You...

That's not a very effective workout.

You should probably be doing at least 3 minutes repetitions, preferably 4-6 minutes at 110-120% (start lower, finish higher, or build up to higher if needed)....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,801
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Be well hydrated when you start a ride. Use...

Be well hydrated when you start a ride. Use electrolytes on at least one of your bottles. Ride in a place like Seattle.
05-21-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By atwl77

Try doing 60-60 at 130% FTP, no more, no less....

Try doing 60-60 at 130% FTP, no more, no less. 5-6 mins warm up, then 16 sets of 60s at 130% FTP with 60s recovery at 50% FTP, ending with 5-6mins warm down. That's about 42mins workout, see if that...
05-20-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,930
Posted By Rider_1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXHhQZgUMAEJVG5.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXHhQZgUMAEJVG5.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,571
Posted By esarhaddon

If you want to make a segment type thing in...

If you want to make a segment type thing in Golden Cheetah. Right click on the Interval you want to make a segment of in the Interval Pane of the Sidebar and select 'Create a Route Segment'. Then you...
05-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,930
Posted By skookum

It would be helpful to know who the expert on CNN...

It would be helpful to know who the expert on CNN was, and what are their qualifications, as well as exactly what they said.

I agree there are lots of fake experts, many with MDs or other higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,571
Posted By justonwo

I enjoy the app/site and like its features for...

I enjoy the app/site and like its features for the most part. I’ve been a paying member for quite a while. I think a subscription is worth the price of admission, but I can see why it would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By Clipped_in

Saturday morning was pretty sweet around here. ...

Saturday morning was pretty sweet around here.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,639
Posted By Steve B.

Cheaper than golf or tennis. Healthy for you as...

Cheaper than golf or tennis. Healthy for you as well.
05-12-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By JustinOldPhart

About once a year I take one of my old tubes and...

About once a year I take one of my old tubes and a 1/2" arch punch and reduce the tube to a bunch of 1/2" circles. That makes about three lifetimes worth of patches, but as long as I'm whacking the...
05-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I only use one number. It does matter how you...

I only use one number.
It does matter how you train/use your muscles. That's a major part of training.

I don't think it's useful to worry much about one's exact LTHR. Your HR is going to vary and...
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