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07-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,749
Posted By burnthesheep

I have been less than impressed at the sensor...

I have been less than impressed at the sensor offerings and prices.

I did bite on a $20 bluetooth anemometer I can then toss the data on top of my VE data to work with a more “real” airspeed.
07-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,213
Posted By burnthesheep

Give it time. I borrowed my BIL's Trek 1100...

Give it time.

I borrowed my BIL's Trek 1100 to start out riding. Like only 10mi a time in the neighborhood. I thought I'd take it with me for work a few times that I had a week at a time down in...
07-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 145,187
Posted By burnthesheep

Ha, yeah. I did do layers and take my time. But,...

Ha, yeah. I did do layers and take my time. But, I eat up enough time around the house with DIY projects to save the house money. I also eat up enough time with waxing chains. So, gluing was one...
07-02-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,088
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW though, there's a logical limit to size and...

FWIW though, there's a logical limit to size and power. The curve on "more weight more power" doesn't keep going linearly forever.

Go look at the pack at almost any race. Especially the podium. ...
07-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 145,187
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, the Jet 9+ front came in as not a 9+. It...

Well, the Jet 9+ front came in as not a 9+. It came as the 76mm deep and 23mm wide HED "express" wheel.

Still silly fast front wheel for me, but not a 90mm Jet 9+. I may keep it. I may sell it...
06-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift, I find the draft is measly unless it is an...

Zwift, I find the draft is measly unless it is an event does the "full draft" option. I wish Zwift would enable draft for TT bikes for only TTT races. That'd be freaking cool. You have to TTT...
06-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like...

Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like upper 90's. Team road ride then cyclocross practice from about 5:00 to 7:30. Rode road for 1:10 or so Z2 then cross for 1:00 in z3 with one hot lap....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 972
Posted By burnthesheep

I've addressed it already above, what they stated...

I've addressed it already above, what they stated isn't true.

My explanation isn't the best, RChung could probably pop in and do a superior job, but if on a budget buy a nice front wheel first.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 972
Posted By burnthesheep

Oddly enough, when some shoe covers and socks...

Oddly enough, when some shoe covers and socks with "aero trip" seams in the fabric were banned..........elite time triallists experimented with leaving a little strip of hair not shaved on their legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 972
Posted By burnthesheep

Categorically false. The front sees...

Categorically false.

The front sees undisturbed airflow. AKA, the "clean" air. After the front of the bike and your moving legs, the rear of the bike sees turbulent airflow or "dirty" air. And no...
06-19-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By burnthesheep

This is a tangent, so hold on, but it is related...

This is a tangent, so hold on, but it is related to the post by Doge

I wish bike GPS's would move away from climate based elevation estimation and use instead a slope based measure. If you have...
06-19-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 145,187
Posted By burnthesheep

​​​​TMonk Check it out: It took a good...

​​​​TMonk
Check it out:

It took a good bit of work last night to finish, but ask and ye shall receive...........

It dropped the stack probably a good 3/4 to inch, but I have plenty of risers...
06-18-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By burnthesheep

Rubi is right. A test isn't super necessary...

Rubi is right. A test isn't super necessary depending on the intervals you do and how often you do them to know what you can do. Extend duration or up/down the power a touch. Take notes.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,573
Posted By burnthesheep

Not to start stuff, but I've seen bikes not setup...

Not to start stuff, but I've seen bikes not setup properly from the shop drop chains and have drivetrain issues like this happen early. Some sucking the RD into the wheels and ruining the bike. So,...
06-16-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,075
Posted By burnthesheep

OP is misleading, there's a difference between...

OP is misleading, there's a difference between "any bike computer is worthless" and "anything over $50 is worthless vs my phone".

I'll take on #2...
06-16-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 145,187
Posted By burnthesheep

Will do. I will take good pics. Stock and...

Will do. I will take good pics.

Stock and stem arrived. I think the Aeria Ultimate they were selling at deep discount were all missing the $5 steerer tube shim. Had to buy one on Amazon for $7...
06-11-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 276,177
Posted By burnthesheep

Pretty much what I'm going to do, but going to...

Pretty much what I'm going to do, but going to use an Aeria Ultimate stem. It is a plate using the three original stem mount holes then a cylinder off of the plate to mount the stem on as usual. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,306
Posted By burnthesheep

Personal goals. Always somebody faster. ...

Personal goals. Always somebody faster.

As a point of courtesy, I know it is tough to acknowledge folks when training hard.......but I just kind of nod. I don't do anything to make anyone feel...
06-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Richmond hilly loop is a perfect little VO...

Richmond hilly loop is a perfect little VO workout. Warmup, hammer hill, short recover, hill sprint, short recover, threshold to the line. Cooloff, repeat.

275w NP for the hour. I soft pedaled...
06-09-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,569
Posted By burnthesheep

A few observations here: -I think we might...

A few observations here:

-I think we might be discussing ftp a few times in regards to some 20min PR's instead of the 60min definition, if so........let's talk in CP5, CP8, CP20, CP60 instead of...
06-08-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Three sisters route. I usually cut the ride...

Three sisters route. I usually cut the ride short after epic KOM and radio tower climb if short on time. Usually if doing that whole route will treat the short KOM as a vo2 effort, then the epic,...
06-06-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Messing around Zwift yesterday evening due to...

Messing around Zwift yesterday evening due to heat and local storms.

Decided to give it the beans up Epic KOM. New 20min PR despite losing a few watts during those weird rollers.

305w for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,560
Posted By burnthesheep

1. Fix the route builder bugs involving weird...

1. Fix the route builder bugs involving weird issues defaulting to sidewalks and trails versus roads. For some reason with ridewithgps I don't have nearly the issues as with Strava route builder.
...
06-04-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By burnthesheep

Found it! VP components "perfect placement" in...

Found it! VP components "perfect placement" in spd-sl.
...
06-04-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By burnthesheep

So, I got curious after your reply. I couldn't...

So, I got curious after your reply. I couldn't find the packaging for them, but turned my shoes over and sure enough...............it's a full exact SPD-SL shape with the wider yellow grippers on...
06-02-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 276,177
Posted By burnthesheep

Been using the regular bottle. I upped the...

Been using the regular bottle.

I upped the ante to the new "extreme" formula today.

I've also got some prednisone now if necessary. Didn't want a script, but if I can't sleep I can't be...
05-30-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,679
Posted By burnthesheep

I shouldn’t compare myself to the real strongmen....

I shouldn’t compare myself to the real strongmen. It’s depressing.

I did a hilly 10mi free ride for a KOM at about 26mph in road kit on the TT bike. Blistering for me.

Local former pro on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,496
Posted By burnthesheep

Really depends on the kind of route the 100 feet...

Really depends on the kind of route the 100 feet per mile is on also. Steady regular uninterrupted climbs with descents you can actually bomb is a LOT faster route than an in-town ride with 100 feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,969
Posted By burnthesheep

We recognize the value in the incremental changes...

We recognize the value in the incremental changes as deeply involved bicycle users.

Only deeply involved iPhone fanboi users probably recognize anything different in use in the last 5+ years. I'm...
05-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,679
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm going to toss out another type of "Fred" that...

I'm going to toss out another type of "Fred" that I'll admit to being. You've got your hobbyist racers, but lots don't seem to go full race-day kit hog wild in training. I do. TT is my hobby so...
05-27-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 276,177
Posted By burnthesheep

Here's the new baby, I love this disc wheel...

Here's the new baby, I love this disc wheel already after just one ride......I know that 23mph at 60 feet per mile isn't fast for folks with 400w ftp's, but it's plenty fast for me on my pauper...
05-27-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,549
Posted By burnthesheep

This one falls under the "you don't get it if you...

This one falls under the "you don't get it if you don't ride bikes".

Motorized traffic is SO fast and able to accelerate so quickly, stops are a nothingburger. On a bicycle, it matters a lot for...
05-26-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

28mi last night, TT bike. Out and back until I...

28mi last night, TT bike. Out and back until I hit 40k. Upper z2 and into z3. Almost 23mph at almost 60 feet per mile. Doggone curve at the bottom of the one hill is a "sit up and coast" deal. ...
05-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,155
Posted By burnthesheep

I think the end idea for me would be that if we...

I think the end idea for me would be that if we require new cars be built with backup cams and such, why not require them all have a "cyclist/pedestrian" monitor that would pickup on the signal a...
05-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By burnthesheep

In the cash register scenario they could have not...

In the cash register scenario they could have not thought twice about popping you with a cap as a witness. Stay safe!

Observe and report.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,952
Posted By burnthesheep

Our greater Raleigh area race team is following...

Our greater Raleigh area race team is following the USAC guidelines. If no racing, no team group rides.

I don't care to suck somebody else's spittle at this point. I love Umstead, but with...
05-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,554
Posted By burnthesheep

I've had more trouble with ****** entry level BMW...

I've had more trouble with ****** entry level BMW drivers than trucks personally. I bought a Garmin Varia.

I will say, the faster you ride the nicer folks seem to be. I average around 20...
05-22-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 276,177
Posted By burnthesheep

So, ditching tubular on the TT bike. The old...

So, ditching tubular on the TT bike. The old school thin HED 3c is up for sale and the old thin Renn disc also.

The "new to me" HED disc came in mail yesterday. Wow, dude never even looked like...
05-20-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By burnthesheep

Then I guess we'll stop donating all our money to...

Then I guess we'll stop donating all our money to causes that benefit the mouth breathing complainers that we've collected as a cycling community. And we'll stop advocating for things that make...
05-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

150 TSS in a day, run plus bike. Did AdZ last...

150 TSS in a day, run plus bike. Did AdZ last night on the 53/39 at 100% difficulty. LOL. I definitely see a bunch of folks on there utilize both their gearing and having their trainer difficulty...
05-11-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I have done 24min on like 230w once. Super ideal...

I have done 24min on like 230w once. Super ideal day.

Pretty sure my CdA is 0.200 or better the power some of my rides are versus speed.
05-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Kept it Z2 out and back mostly. A couple of 8 to...

Kept it Z2 out and back mostly. A couple of 8 to 10min efforts on the TT bike. I negative split the efforts since they ended on a hill to go for the leaderboard. Got on leaderboard, but they're...
05-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By burnthesheep

Running ahhhh. Different mentality. Think...

Running ahhhh. Different mentality.

Think about it almost starting from zero on the bike. You don't want to hurt yourself.

Start at maybe 15min per run every other day. Over a couple weeks...
05-06-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By burnthesheep

Perhaps, just fishing. It wouldn't have...

Perhaps, just fishing.

It wouldn't have caught my eye at all if the ride was shorter. Like, under an hour. The longer a ride is, the more difficult it will be to maintain a high enough...
05-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By burnthesheep

1. That ridden on gravel or on knobbies? If on...

1. That ridden on gravel or on knobbies? If on the road, the avg power seems high given the speed/elevation for the ride.

2. One thing sticking out to me like a sore thumb here is that your TSS...
05-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

Word of the day right there! I learned something.

Word of the day right there! I learned something.
05-01-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

You mean outside of maybe P/1/2 or hillclimb all...

You mean outside of maybe P/1/2 or hillclimb all racing people also hate hills.

Around here, all the group hammer rides are on routes definitely under or up to 50ft per mile elevation. I...
05-01-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By burnthesheep

Cool. What about the part though where I...

Cool.

What about the part though where I said a minuscule detail involving your aero is significantly more important than a watt in the wheel hubs?

Is the concern that they don't spin nice in a...
04-30-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15,090
Views: 848,400
Posted By burnthesheep

70kg at 70 inches tall. Not much I can do there....

70kg at 70 inches tall. Not much I can do there.

It's totally a thing about not enough time for more volume and not enough volume to toss in a ton of intensity for the run. I reserve that extra...
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