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06-23-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 271
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Posted By ancker

It was a fondo, but it was timed....with medals....

It was a fondo, but it was timed....with medals. So it's a race....

100km flat fondo. Out with the wind, back with a 10-15mph headwind.
Mass start 100km and 200km fast guys starting together. Sat...
06-21-19, 01:06 PM
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Posted By ancker

It's sad what we do to ourselves as cyclists...

It's sad what we do to ourselves as cyclists...
06-19-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By ancker

What we don't have in elevation, we make up for...

What we don't have in elevation, we make up for in headwinds.

Lots of solo out and back rides where I'm doing 250w into the wind at 14mph, then turn around and cruising at 28 and 100w.
06-18-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By ancker

Here in Illinois everything is on a grid. So it's...

Here in Illinois everything is on a grid. So it's pretty easy to just turn back whenever you feel like it. Our rides are never lollipop or out/back, always a big loop to keep it interesting.
Also,...
06-18-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By ancker

I have similar problems with my Wednesday group...

I have similar problems with my Wednesday group rides.

We have 1-2 _very_ strong riders. 2-5 riders that can hold their wheels but have no chance of attacking (I'm in this group). Another 3-5...
06-13-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

The main benefit of a modern computers is the...

The main benefit of a modern computers is the 'activity profiles' that let you store and use different settings/sensors for different bikes. You might want autopause set to 2mph on your road bike,...
06-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

You can do it easily with the 510 as well....

You can do it easily with the 510 as well. Multiple pages with metrics, a side button lets you cycle through them. Auto-pause under X-mph, etc.
But either way. It's not helpful if you can't figure...
06-12-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

IMO that wasn't the case at all. The interface...

IMO that wasn't the case at all.
The interface itself was fine and relatively easy to use.

My issues were underlying.
I had a 500 that largely worked just fine. I would sometimes randomly just...
06-12-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

You can do all of those things with a Garmin. ...

You can do all of those things with a Garmin.
Garmin has auto-pause based on a minimum speed.
I believe you have to confirm before discarding a stopped ride.
The 520 is touch screen with multiple...
05-14-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By ancker

Girls U12 should get paid the same as Boys U12,...

Girls U12 should get paid the same as Boys U12, Women P12 should get paid the same as Men P12.

How "same" is calculated is up for debate though, I guess. Same percentage? What if Men P12 is 50...
05-14-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By ancker

First let me say I 100% support paying women...

First let me say I 100% support paying women equally to men in every shape and form.

For the Pros:
But I'm really curious how this is going to shake out. If a women's race is 1/3 the length of...
05-14-19, 03:25 PM
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Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

I use 165 on all of my bikes due to fit...

I use 165 on all of my bikes due to fit constraints. I'm not tall though. (5'7")
They are somewhat difficult to come by without spending a fortune.
05-07-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

I've seen that several times and questioned the...

I've seen that several times and questioned the accuracy. Likely someone scoured Google Images and pasted in the ones that looked right.
The only thing I think it gets right is that once you get to...
05-07-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

Agreed. But less BF combined with maintaining...

Agreed. But less BF combined with maintaining power equals higher w/kg which equals MORE SPEED!
The metric itself doesn't mean you are fast, but it's a metric where a lower number can make you...
05-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

Definitions of life altering probably vary...

Definitions of life altering probably vary greatly.

I've tried a bunch to drop body fat. (Garmin Scale plus math says I have 25 lbs of body fat (16%)). It's extremely difficult for me to lose...
05-06-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

I turned 36 in January, I would have loved for my...

I turned 36 in January, I would have loved for my body fat to jump to 12.7% as that would have been a few percent decrease...

Without life altering adjustments to my diet and training routines I'm...
05-06-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

Interesting. I always assumed that given my...

Interesting. I always assumed that given my current amount of consistent training, that my limiter is that I don't have enough base to support a high top end.
I do intervals pretty much all year,...
05-03-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

So takeaway is that me, who probably doesn't have...

So takeaway is that me, who probably doesn't have a VO2max in the 60s let alone mid-upper, still has a lot to gain from HIIT?

I'm still a bit confused, to me, a rather nerdy when it comes to...
05-03-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By ancker

What does "well trained" mean in this context. I...

What does "well trained" mean in this context. I typically consider myself "well trained" but that doesn't necessarily mean what a coach might mean.

Personal context: Riding seriously for about 10...
05-02-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ancker

FWIW, Podcasts are sort of back. There's a ton...

FWIW, Podcasts are sort of back. There's a ton coming out all the time...

I haven't listened to your podcast yet, so maybe you've covered this stuff already:
1) Event Organizing and Promotion...
04-09-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

You all have me wanting to try waxing my chain. I...

You all have me wanting to try waxing my chain. I hate how messy lube gets.
04-01-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,301
Posted By ancker

My FTP is probably set a little low, but not a...

My FTP is probably set a little low, but not a ton. (Maybe just 15W low)
04-01-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,301
Posted By ancker

Did nearly 700 TSS over two days about 9 days...

Did nearly 700 TSS over two days about 9 days ago. Barely ridden since due to life circumstances.
Hoping the bump in fitness isn't completely gone...
03-25-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By ancker

I'm at roughly 70kg, I run 80 front, 85 rear. ...

I'm at roughly 70kg, I run 80 front, 85 rear.
Hutchinson FUSION5 Performance - 25c.
02-26-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By ancker

Yup. I have a 14.5lb Cannondale SuperSix Evo...

Yup.
I have a 14.5lb Cannondale SuperSix Evo built up for comfort. It gets the vast majority of my miles.
I also have an Allez Sprint, set up way more aggressive, super stiff, around 16lbs. I...
01-28-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,736
Posted By ancker

It's a valid point because I'm not just talking...

It's a valid point because I'm not just talking about the FTP of the Pros. There's going to be riders with drastically different FTPs in the Pros. But they have different abilities that make them...
01-28-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,736
Posted By ancker

You're still missing the point. When we're...

You're still missing the point.

When we're talking about the elite WT Pros, they're _ALL_ in the top 1% (maybe less, top 0.5%). All of them.
So while the jump from 96% to 97% may be large, you're...
01-28-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,736
Posted By ancker

Power =/= ability. I think that's where...

Power =/= ability.

I think that's where we're differing. At the lower levels of the sport, simply adding power can drastically increase your success. At the upper levels, power is just part of the...
01-28-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,736
Posted By ancker

I've read a few places that the Coggan chart...

I've read a few places that the Coggan chart above is gross misrepresentatively skewed high for the average peloton. It might be perfect for Europe or SOCAL where there's either riding all year round...
12-20-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,163
Posted By ancker

Because I can't always ride the bike. Or even...

Because I can't always ride the bike. Or even when I have 30 minutes after the kid goes to bed, I can get on the treadmill immediately and jog.
If I had the capacity to just ride more, I would....
12-18-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

OMG yes. I almost broke the rim...yes, the rim,...

OMG yes. I almost broke the rim...yes, the rim, of a wheel trying to get Schwalbe Pro Ones on once...it was terrible. It was equally hard getting them off. I almost just cut them off with tin snips....
12-05-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,163
Posted By ancker

Sure it does. Not by any increase in power, but...

Sure it does. Not by any increase in power, but by keeping you from:
1) gaining weight because you're burning calories rather than drinking at the hotel bar
2) losing aerobic fitness (assuming your...
12-05-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,163
Posted By ancker

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. The...

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.

The problem I've found with almost any 'beginner' running program is that they either assume you have no aerobic base or your goal is to be a runner.
I'm...
12-05-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,163
Posted By ancker

I plan to do this three times a week. 2m walk ...

I plan to do this three times a week.
2m walk
5m jog
(repeat 5 times)
5m walk

Then increase the jog portion by a minute every week or so until I get to 10 minutes.
Pace will gradually...
12-04-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,163
Posted By ancker

I have a treadmill in my Amazon cart. 70% because...

I have a treadmill in my Amazon cart. 70% because my wife wants it. 30% because I secretly want to get okay enough running that I can do a 20 minute 5K.
Also because it's hella efficient at burning...
11-03-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

Hopefully I don't see that with mine. I don't see...

Hopefully I don't see that with mine. I don't see how the battery compartment could affect readings. It's not exactly near the strain gauges.
I'll report back if I have similar issues. A the Zero...
11-02-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

Update for those interested. This turned out to...

Update for those interested. This turned out to be much less eventful than I thought it would be.

1) I had to dremel the battery cap off. No idea why it was so fused.
2) The battery compartment...
10-30-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

So got a nifty email from my Stages Dash/Link...

So got a nifty email from my Stages Dash/Link account saying my (second hand, pretty old) Quarq Riken battery is low. Neat.
Went to replace battery but could not get battery cap off. So I used a...
10-23-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,733
Posted By ancker

1) 4W/kg (currently 3.57w/kg) 2) Get Lean...

1) 4W/kg (currently 3.57w/kg)
2) Get Lean (70ish kg, scale says 16% body fat)
- I'd like to get to 12% and whatever weight comes with that. Weight loss not the goal.
3) 1 hour 40k (standard road...
10-04-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

CTL is exactly that. Chronic training load. It is...

CTL is exactly that. Chronic training load. It is _not_ a measure of fitness. You can be super fit and fast with low CTL (2-3 intense, but short workouts a week) and super slow with very high CTL...
10-04-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

1) If you're using a plan that is uses...

1) If you're using a plan that is uses constructed workouts based on an FTP that was assumed to be derived via a specific FTP test, you really should be doing the prescribed test so that your targets...
10-04-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

Your FTP is not your best 20m AP. Most/all of...

Your FTP is not your best 20m AP.
Most/all of the 20m FTP tests are designed to pre-fatigue you in a way such that the 20m power times a multiplier closely resembles your max 60m power.

Edit:...
09-26-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

I mostly do Sufferfest workouts on the trainer...

I mostly do Sufferfest workouts on the trainer these days. They always include a 5-10 minute warm up section, which is really good.
However, I've found that the earlier in the day, the more warm up...
09-11-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13,606
Views: 693,301
Posted By ancker

There were once where you are. It probably wasn't...

There were once where you are. It probably wasn't that long ago that 400 was your best 20s or 30s power. Now you're doing 1m repeats. Go you.
Focusing on other's power numbers is foolish without...
08-21-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 374,293
Posted By ancker

As a follow-up from a previous discussion. ...

As a follow-up from a previous discussion.

Built a new gravel/CX bike with Rival CX1. Lasted about a month before I re-built a buddy's busted eTap rear and bought some used eTap shifters.
The...
08-20-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,923
Posted By ancker

There's two types of indoor vs outdoor power...

There's two types of indoor vs outdoor power discrepancy:
1) PM wattage discrepancy (indoor PM higher/lower than outdoor PM)
2) RPE wattage discrepancy

For #1...
08-01-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 17,896
Posted By ancker

This latest crop of disc aero bikes has me really...

This latest crop of disc aero bikes has me really considering one for my next purchase in 2-3 years.
I can't justify the 'new' cost, but once the used market matures there should be some mega deals...
08-01-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By ancker

As others have already said, much of this info is...

As others have already said, much of this info is either already available, dangerous, or not that useful while racing in a pack.

As far as ITTs, I wish they would ban radios. I wanna see every...
07-20-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 108,361
Posted By ancker

They spent a lot of time looking at each other...

They spent a lot of time looking at each other before the attack. I suspect that added a couple minutes to their time.
Landa was a long ways back and managed to climb back up to them while they were...
07-20-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 108,361
Posted By ancker

Sarcasm? Sky are very reminiscent of US...

Sarcasm?

Sky are very reminiscent of US Postal. But USP never had 5 guys on the front....all day long....
I'm not necessarily saying they're all doping, but damn, it's pretty impressive that...
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