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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If the OP really wants to do something, which I...

If the OP really wants to do something, which I take it is in question, then one competitive group ride per week is the usual dose. That's your fitness test, see what you got. The rest of the week is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By Koyote

Oh, sure...I droped the hamer and dialed it up to...

Oh, sure...I droped the hamer and dialed it up to 400w.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,118
Posted By Dean V

I have damaged a carbon tubular rim on a...

I have damaged a carbon tubular rim on a relatively small bump. That was with normal tyre pressure as well.
Many of the points you made have some truth to them but certainly not as much as you make...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By Koyote

Larry, a group ride is not a race, no matter how...

Larry, a group ride is not a race, no matter how fast they're going. And you can't seriously be talking about Cat 6 racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By LarrySellerz

been sober this week. One day at a time

been sober this week. One day at a time
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By WhyFi

Before heading out for a group ride, consider...

Before heading out for a group ride, consider your TSB and how it'll be affected by the additional TSS from the ride. Recovery is essential, and you wouldn't want your ATL to shoot too far beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,641
Posted By indyfabz

I am still scratching my head over his comment.

I am still scratching my head over his comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,641
Posted By woodcraft

Is this a post from a fake asgelle?

Is this a post from a fake asgelle?
11-17-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,240
Posted By TMonk

dont do group rides if what you want is a...

dont do group rides if what you want is a controlled workout. they offer other advantages that are skills based and/or social, but you should be riding by yourself if you want to prioritize your...
08-31-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,490
Posted By mattm

Been a great season so far; the outline of my...

Been a great season so far; the outline of my 2021 story

did Elite Nationals in FL back in June - goal was to survive and learn a thing or two; got top 20 in both races (RR & crit)

RR was 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,537
Posted By canklecat

I hardly ever notice what other riders are...

I hardly ever notice what other riders are wearing, unless it's something really spiffy like a subdued wool jersey that isn't actually calling attention to itself.

Mostly I pay attention to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,314
Posted By dscohen

Just yanked it off the wall. ...

Just yanked it off the wall.


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06-17-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 202,969
Posted By ntnyln

It finally came. My tailor made nopinz flow suit....

It finally came. My tailor made nopinz flow suit. Being shorter the sleeves and legs are always too long for me, so I figured if I was going to spend all that money for the suit, another $80 to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By Eric F

Pic assist... ...

Pic assist... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,560
Posted By surak

I have no experience with latex inner tubes, but...

I have no experience with latex inner tubes, but keep in mind that there's more rolling resistance on a rear tire and therefore more speed gained by going with a latex inner tube on the rear....
04-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,490
Posted By TMonk

2021 race stories

Figured I'd start this thread again, only this time three months later than last year (for obvious reasons). I know that waterrockets and some others (?) have already posted race results elsewhere.
...
04-23-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By burnthesheep

A Stages Dash is like $75 and would be enough for...

A Stages Dash is like $75 and would be enough for what you're after.

Way way back I avoided the "bike gps" for a long time going with the phone and mounts. Long term, get the bike gps. You...
04-03-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By cmh

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for...

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for several years. First time ever at 4.2W/kg for 20 minutes*. I'm stoked! Now its time to turn my focus to shorter durations.

*my real goal is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By RChung

I once told my then-gf I was interested in buying...

I once told my then-gf I was interested in buying a sextant and she said 1) she didn't know they made tents specific to that purpose and 2) we didn't need one anyway.
04-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By wktmeow

Have you tried 110+ RPM hard starts/positive...

Have you tried 110+ RPM hard starts/positive split for 3-6 min efforts? Those seem to do something for me, but I hate actually doing them.

The tricky thing is that supra-threshold power...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,601
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. Hope he enjoyed reading all the additional...

Yep. Hope he enjoyed reading all the additional bloviage....
03-31-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,054
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a...

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a power meter, upload your rides to a training diary and then examine your power output. Even if you don't have a power meter, if you use an uploadable GPS...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,836
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA
03-31-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,054
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm a bit confused by the above, so I'll clarify...

I'm a bit confused by the above, so I'll clarify the best way I can. I won't speak for rubik, but when I referred to my 60min endurance ride being 650kj, that was meant to be the work I put in to...
03-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 68,237
Posted By burnthesheep

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/ronan-mc-laughlin-...

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/ronan-mc-laughlin-has-smashed-the-everesting-record-in-6-hours-40-minutes/
03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,800
Posted By base2

No. No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't...

No.
No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't take this wrong, or rude, or whatever...
The answer is: "No" to anyone, any where, any time.
Especially if you have a carbon wonderbike or a TT...
03-30-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By Hermes

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am...

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am actually good at. I have thrown everything, including the kitchen sink, at my 130 HR power and yes it does go up a couple of watts but it remains at best...
03-30-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I am enjoying vo2. I mean I hate it while I'm...

I am enjoying vo2. I mean I hate it while I'm doing it, but I am happy I did it after completing a workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,451
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I make sure to wave at people so they know I'm...

I make sure to wave at people so they know I'm fast enough to take on that 10w of air resistance and still crush their souls.
03-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By TMonk

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride...

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride (nearly 6 hrs) on Zwift. 11 laps completed for the longest route badge on Zwift. I had a few other riders in my private meetup and we chatted on discord...
03-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By carpediemracing

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy...

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy was riding in brown shorts. I rode near him and realized they were brown corduroys. I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't wear corduroys in warm weather...
03-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 202,969
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have about 9 hours of testing at...

My wife and I have about 9 hours of testing at Velo Sports Center using ERO software and electronics to generate instantaneous CdA as we ride around the indoor track. Plus ERO does an in studio Retul...
03-24-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 202,969
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll go ahead and say it.......the wheel speed...

I'll go ahead and say it.......the wheel speed sensor vs GPS thing really bothers me. I get that folks don't want an extra sensor, but in all of this bike CdA stuff......having an accurate...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,601
Posted By AnthonyG

Here's the thing Moisture. You don't actually...

Here's the thing Moisture. You don't actually have a clue, so stop talking like you do.
At the elite, elite end of cycle racing, athletes train for hours in wind tunnels to make tiny improvements...
03-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By Hermes

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it...

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it was wet outside and did not see my shadow so opted for the trainer.
03-20-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By wktmeow

Long ftp test on Alpe du Zwift today. Time was...

Long ftp test on Alpe du Zwift today. Time was 20 seconds slower than my PR from the summer,at 49:50, as my weight is a little higher than last summer. Up 15w in about 6 weeks and more watts than...
03-20-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By TMonk

I haven't heard many anecdotes from other...

I haven't heard many anecdotes from other competitive cyclists. That sounds like a drag, and I hope that you're feeling well again soon.

I rode for 1.5 hrs today on the coast with some non-racer...
03-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By furiousferret

I did the Zwift Fondo today which is really...

I did the Zwift Fondo today which is really serious stuff. Over 3 hours of riding and 2400 kjs (or close). I hit my best hour (250) and my best 2 hour (230) despite having descents in about a quarter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,601
Posted By AnthonyG

Moisture, your input into this thread is nothing...

Moisture, your input into this thread is nothing short of weird. In all seriousness, do you have a reading disorder?
We have told you from the start what makes a crank too long. Your knees rise...
03-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By Hermes

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening...

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening April 1. Can I say stoked. Yes, we can say stoked on BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,180
Posted By jabbajabba

They were replaced because I emailed Continental...

They were replaced because I emailed Continental who agreed this was not normal and said they should be replaced by the retailer. I sent that email to Wiggle and I agree, Wiggle treated me very well...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,180
Posted By shelbyfv

Astonishing they would replace the tires after a...

Astonishing they would replace the tires after a year! I'd say you got lucky.:thumb: You'll need to post pics, use the "Gallery" and someone will move them to this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By downhillmaster

No need for context after your nonsensical...

No need for context after your nonsensical statement that you wouldn’t buy a 6 year old carbon bike :rolleyes::rolleyes:
03-15-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 202,969
Posted By wktmeow

What about "Trinity," like from The Matrix...

What about "Trinity," like from The Matrix ;)
03-12-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By furiousferret

Down two more pounds, almost at race weight with...

Down two more pounds, almost at race weight with some 30s/30s at lunch and more volume yesterday.

I also have no more excuses not to go out and eat, so that's something I'm going to have to...
03-12-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 202,969
Posted By burnthesheep

Thanks all. Having Di2 on the brakes is...

Thanks all.

Having Di2 on the brakes is amazing. Also, when I set it back up in 2x and enable synchro shift that'll be nice on all these hills here.

I ordered the front aero hydration thingie...
03-12-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By topflightpro

Despite the weather yesterday, I was on the...

Despite the weather yesterday, I was on the trainer. Work was a bit slow, so I got my workout in mid-day, but since I was expecting something to come in that needed to be dealt with ASAP (I expect it...
03-12-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 202,969
Posted By burnthesheep

Daylight pics later.... My carbon repaired...

Daylight pics later....

My carbon repaired 2008 Felt DA has her bones now hanging on a rack in the shed. I shed a tear, but it was time. She developed a crack in the seat tube and seat tube...
03-12-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By hubcyclist

it was so nice out yesterday that even I, captain...

it was so nice out yesterday that even I, captain indoor training, went for a short ride after my indoor workout. Then it promptly reminded me why I don't like getting the bike out for short rides lol
03-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,420
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

3 days in a row outdoors!

3 days in a row outdoors!
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