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11-20-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,878
Posted By colombo357

Electronic should not be better than mechanical...

Electronic should not be better than mechanical out of the box. Shimano and SRAM would have failed in their engineering if that were the case.

It's a year or two down the road, where Di2/eTap...
09-05-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By colombo357

You did a 6 hour ride on a trainer? :eek: I...

You did a 6 hour ride on a trainer? :eek:

I enjoy training indoors but 2 hours is my max.
08-25-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By colombo357

Wouldn't surprise me if Cavendish retired in the...

Wouldn't surprise me if Cavendish retired in the next 2 years.

Make way for young blood like Caleb Ewan.
08-25-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By colombo357

:50:

:50:
08-25-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By colombo357

Goes to show how much strain gauges cost...

Goes to show how much strain gauges cost (nothing).

It's only a matter of time before all cranksets 105 level or above come standard with strain gauges on both arms.
08-20-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By colombo357

Says the guy who posts his KOM count in his sig. ...

Says the guy who posts his KOM count in his sig.

Salty, much?
08-19-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By colombo357

I like TrainerRoad because the plans take out the...

I like TrainerRoad because the plans take out the guesswork.

It'll require some commitment on your end. Even though the trial is free, if you don't have experience in structured training, I think...
08-19-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By colombo357

Quality of the workout, first and foremost. ...

Quality of the workout, first and foremost.

Indoor training is plenty entertaining if you're a good cyclist and know the power numbers you need to hit.

Weight training at the gym is not that...
08-04-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,868
Posted By colombo357

Step one is to find a mom and tell her to look. ...

Step one is to find a mom and tell her to look.

Step two is to win a bike race.

The rest falls into place.
08-04-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By colombo357

Use brute force.

Use brute force.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By colombo357

dood wtf, f**k sh** bi*** a** Swearing is...

dood wtf, f**k sh** bi*** a**

Swearing is fun.
08-03-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,762
Posted By colombo357

pr0n

pr0n
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By colombo357

'the heck is that?

'the heck is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By colombo357

Hmm. The bedroom roles may have to be...

Hmm.

The bedroom roles may have to be reversed if this continues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,976
Posted By colombo357

Thinking about setting up my crit bike as a 1X. ...

Thinking about setting up my crit bike as a 1X. 53T up front, 11-23 in the rear.
07-31-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,941
Posted By colombo357

Describes most sports.

Describes most sports.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,327
Posted By colombo357

Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By colombo357

Turns out it did not, but I had my fingers...

Turns out it did not, but I had my fingers crossed at the time.
07-28-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,858
Posted By colombo357

Let's be real here. Bikes are stupid, everyone...

Let's be real here. Bikes are stupid, everyone agrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By colombo357

I just had a mango smoothie last week.

I just had a mango smoothie last week.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,582
Posted By colombo357

Since the majority of the folks on this forum are...

Since the majority of the folks on this forum are criminals and/or adulterers, I'm suprised y'all don't use Strava Safety Beacon for alibi creation.
07-25-18, 02:04 PM
07-25-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,815
Posted By colombo357

If Froome makes a visible effort to work for...

If Froome makes a visible effort to work for Thomas in the final mountain stage, I think it'll actually make him a more popular rider.
07-25-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By colombo357

Yes, riders can use the computers to download...

Yes, riders can use the computers to download porn and watch it while riding a stage.
07-25-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,626
Posted By colombo357

I might go for the win tomorrow and maybe the...

I might go for the win tomorrow and maybe the overall lemon-snowcone jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By colombo357

What's your time worth? I hate effing...

What's your time worth?

I hate effing around with different ingredients to save a few pennies in bulk quantities. I'd rather just buy less in order to pay less, i.e. smaller quantities of the...
07-23-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By colombo357

The first step to getting better at MTB is laying...

The first step to getting better at MTB is laying off the brakes, especially the front brake. Braking and traction are mutually exclusive. Brake before a corner, then coast through it. The...
07-23-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By colombo357

Depends how fast you're going.

Depends how fast you're going.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,228
Posted By colombo357

Very disappointing indeed.

Very disappointing indeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,856
Posted By colombo357

Well said. The folks buying $14K bikes can...

Well said.

The folks buying $14K bikes can afford to do so year after year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By colombo357

Doesn't sound like a particularly popular segment...

Doesn't sound like a particularly popular segment to begin with, so why sweat it?
07-21-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By colombo357

Meh, the gap is constantly updated to take speed...

Meh, the gap is constantly updated to take speed differences into a count. That's why you often see breakaway gaps plummet.
07-21-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By colombo357

I have an idea. Surgically implanted elbow...

I have an idea.

Surgically implanted elbow plates.

You can screw on Shimano SPD cleats to your elbows and "clip in" to the handlebar tops.

Then with the Di3 electronic shifting and...
07-21-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By colombo357

It's just elapsed time using virtual...

It's just elapsed time using virtual "checkpoints" based on GPS coordinates from the transponders mounted to the bikes.

Rider A passes coordinates X latitude and Y longitude at 10:30:00
Rider B...
07-21-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By colombo357

Any fan setting off smoke bombs / road flares...

Any fan setting off smoke bombs / road flares should be shot.
07-21-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,837
Posted By colombo357

It's impossible to compare riders from different...

It's impossible to compare riders from different eras, but I think he's definitely the most universally liked road racer in history. Armstrong wasn't universally liked even back in '99, despite his...
07-21-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,815
Posted By colombo357

Froome is in a low pressure situation. He can...

Froome is in a low pressure situation. He can basically noodle his way to the podium at this point (relatively speaking).

Or, when Dumoulin attacks, Froome can chase down Dumoulin and...
07-21-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By colombo357

Getting DQ'd along with Cavendish for not making...

Getting DQ'd along with Cavendish for not making the time cutoff on one of the mountain stages for the first time suggests that the pace is being driven really hard this year, and that seems to have...
07-21-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,626
Posted By colombo357

Sometimes people forget what happened in recent...

Sometimes people forget what happened in recent history. In this case, that recent history happened only several weeks ago.

Review what happened at the Giro. Everyone thought Yates was unbeatable,...
07-20-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 690,083
Posted By colombo357

How you prefer 9x2s compared to say, 6x3s at the...

How you prefer 9x2s compared to say, 6x3s at the same power?

I ask because I did 6x3s this morning and was hurting by the 5th interval. Was able to gut it out, but I think I might try 9x2s next.
07-20-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By colombo357

Great performance from Sagan today. But how...

Great performance from Sagan today.

But how about Gilbert? He would not have been caught if it weren't for FDJ's two leadout men who matched Gilbert's effort.

Gilbert needs a leadout man for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,421
Posted By colombo357

Correct. I made plenty of dumb mistakes in...

Correct.

I made plenty of dumb mistakes in my first crit. Went out too hard and got dropped after several laps. I had sufficient fitness to hang in the pack, but I followed the wrong wheels and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By colombo357

New Powertap P1 pedals look slightly used

I bought a brand new pair of Powertap P1 pedals.

They look ever so slightly used, like someone clipped in a handful of times in a clean environment.

Is this normal? Does Powertap calibrate...
07-19-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By colombo357

Stretching is best done off the bike anyway, but...

Stretching is best done off the bike anyway, but should be done daily. Even weekly would be a massive improvement to most cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,089
Posted By colombo357

Good point! It definitely makes a...

Good point!

It definitely makes a difference on the lowest gear, about 5% in your case, which is equivalent to two teeth on the chainring.
07-18-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By colombo357

I'm just curious as to where Sagan would be if he...

I'm just curious as to where Sagan would be if he didn't chase green jersey points and sat out on some of the sprint finishes that didn't suit him (to conserve energy). His 30-60 second power has got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,089
Posted By colombo357

What's your cadence when you're spinning out? The...

What's your cadence when you're spinning out? The 52 gains you a 4% increase. Can you alternatively increase your cadence by 4-5 rpm?

On the other hand, going from a 34 to 36 is a 6% increase....
07-18-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,531
Posted By colombo357

Everyone always talks about single day efforts...

Everyone always talks about single day efforts from LA being "miraculous".

The reality is that multiple top GC riders could pull those off on a really good day. What made Lance different was that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,503
Posted By colombo357

When riding solo, I rarely come across another...

When riding solo, I rarely come across another solo rider with similar FTP/kg and the same goals for a given ride.

It makes total sense - if you're evenly matched, riding roughly the same route,...
07-18-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By colombo357

Yup, I love cycling, but I really love eating. ...

Yup, I love cycling, but I really love eating.

I really love the fact that they can go hand-in-hand. I often joke that I ride to support my eating habits, not the other way around.
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