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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,620
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done 1.15 for over an hour, and that was...

I've done 1.15 for over an hour, and that was with nearly 30 minutes of z1. The NP bust is real.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,620
Posted By rubiksoval

However, when examining the potential for going...

However, when examining the potential for going super -TSB post-ride, it's useful to consider FTP and the advertised w/kg of the ride and how terrain may play into your PD curve. Manipulating CRR and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,225
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes! I love crits. It's pretty much all my racing...

Yes! I love crits. It's pretty much all my racing is centered around. The more technical the course, the more my enjoyment (and benefit compared to those with significantly more watts to spare).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,225
Posted By rubiksoval

After about 5 seconds you completely don't notice...

After about 5 seconds you completely don't notice it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,859
Posted By rubiksoval

I use 165mm cranks and I have no toe overlap ever...

I use 165mm cranks and I have no toe overlap ever with size 45 shoes.
09-03-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,337
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't. You leave it to the racers. They put...

You don't. You leave it to the racers. They put their wheels in and they're responsible for knowing where the wheels are to get them out.

It's simply impossible for you to keep track of a truck...
08-19-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,980
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep. All the time. Not much success with anything...

Yep. All the time. Not much success with anything over 90 minutes/a lot of intensity (I don't even try anymore, and make sure I either eat the night before or morning of and have food on the bike),...
08-15-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,609
Posted By rubiksoval

But I'd question why CTL would matter during your...

But I'd question why CTL would matter during your periods of higher performance, anyway.

CTL doesn't win bike races or take KOMs. What happens to CTL during performance phases simply shouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w...

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w difference in rolling resistance compared to latex, but only weigh 42-43 grams (700x23) AND don't lose much air... only have to pump the tires once a week...
06-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,533
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to. ...

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to.

In training, pedal as much as possible and put out as many kJ as possible (including group rides, which may necessitate riding at the front or off...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By rubiksoval

Just ride more. Doesn't sound like you're used to...

Just ride more. Doesn't sound like you're used to sitting and pedaling.
06-05-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By rubiksoval

Caffeine is proven. There's also substantial...

Caffeine is proven.

There's also substantial evidence for nitric oxide (beets) and beta-alanine and creatine and a couple of other things.

Nothing will have the same impact as something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,689
Posted By rubiksoval

That's without rings. Add another ~150 + grams on...

That's without rings. Add another ~150 + grams on top of that.
05-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,447
Posted By rubiksoval

8-12 would be ideal for me. I can't imagine doing...

8-12 would be ideal for me. I can't imagine doing 14+hours a week for a 60 minute effort. That's what I'd do for 100+ mile road races.

Just doesn't make much sense from a practical standpoint...
05-18-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,460
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling...

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling computer that receives info from your power meter.

That's it. Tells you right on your screen.
05-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,460
Posted By rubiksoval

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least. Power...

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least.

Power meter measures actual kJ. As good as you're going to get on the open road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,315
Posted By rubiksoval

The peloton is what makes or breaks most break...

The peloton is what makes or breaks most break away attempts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,964
Posted By rubiksoval

I just got a pair last month! So far, pretty...

I just got a pair last month! So far, pretty impressive. They hold air like a butyl, but mine came in at 43 and 44 grams, so shed almost 70 grams total off the Vittoria latex I usually roll.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,964
Posted By rubiksoval

Rolling resistance affects you all the time....

Rolling resistance affects you all the time. Always. Uphill, downhill, solo, in the pack.

It's why there's so much focus on it, because it's a consistent constant unlike wind resistance.
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04-26-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,077
Posted By rubiksoval

You might convince yourself of something you made...

You might convince yourself of something you made up, but expecting other people to go long with it is folly.
04-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,077
Posted By rubiksoval

That's obviously completely wrong.

That's obviously completely wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,432
Posted By rubiksoval

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from...

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from sweat. I will never ride without gloves in the summer because there's such a risk of my hands slipping off the bars. And that's a disaster at speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By rubiksoval

Not common at all.

Not common at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,925
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure,...

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure, you're just guessing. It's a pointless exercise.

Use a powermeter or don't worry about it is my advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By rubiksoval

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a...

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a headwind or tailwind, if you're in an aero tuck, or sitting bolt upright, if you're wearing a skinsuit or a parachute, if you're in a group or solo, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,221
Posted By rubiksoval

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a...

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a commute just sounds pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,221
Posted By rubiksoval

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in...

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in sprints, so nothing in the 30s really makes me take notice unless it's wet and/or a dangerous road.

I've hit 62 in a race, and over 50 many times...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By rubiksoval

Me, neither! I built my 14.5 lb bike with...

Me, neither!

I built my 14.5 lb bike with powermeter for less than 3k!
04-02-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 1,204,221
Posted By rubiksoval

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It...

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It frequently seems to be within a couple of watts (or exactly the same) as 5 minute wattage when my PD curve is robust enough. Could be I just rarely do max...
04-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 1,204,221
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried...

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried the long aerobic 8-12 minute intervals route, I've tried the Hunter Allen vo2 route (3 and 5 mins at 118% and 115% ftp). I've tried the 95% of actual...
04-02-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 70,222
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries...

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries to build up to that, though (mainly figuring out the nutrition), and I was wrecked for a few days afterwards.
03-31-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,176
Posted By rubiksoval

Your point is wrong. 2500 kcal is roughly 2500 kJ.

Your point is wrong. 2500 kcal is roughly 2500 kJ.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,396
Posted By rubiksoval

Please research who you're responding to before...

Please research who you're responding to before making such posts in the future. You'll be doing yourself and everyone else a very big favor.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By rubiksoval

People who have the bike. As safe to race...

People who have the bike.

As safe to race it in a crit as a road race. All of the worst bike and bone-breaking crashes I've seen and/or been involved in have been in road races.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd buy that before even giving a second's...

I'd buy that before even giving a second's thought to buying a comparably priced Specialized or Trek or some other $12,000 bike with little to no customization.
03-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By rubiksoval

This is just going to be too individual and fully...

This is just going to be too individual and fully dependent on your training history and fitness levels.

I've routinely done back to back vo2 max workouts one day after the next. And I frequently...
03-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 1,204,221
Posted By rubiksoval

I didn't think I had any side effects from my...

I didn't think I had any side effects from my second one 10 days ago. I rode easy the next day and then easy again the day after that in the morning, but the second day's afternoon I tried a harder...
03-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,534
Posted By rubiksoval

To toss in my anecdote: Deep 58mm carbon...

To toss in my anecdote:

Deep 58mm carbon wheels were the last of my aero upgrades. And I specifically got them because I had a season in which I had 7-8 different races that I missed out on either...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,834
Posted By rubiksoval

With longer crank arms, you lower your seat. You...

With longer crank arms, you lower your seat. You raise your seat with shorter crank arms.

Nearly every post you've made about this topic has been 100% backwards and wrong. At this point it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,275
Posted By rubiksoval

Why on Earth is this a covid-related thing only? ...

Why on Earth is this a covid-related thing only?

That's absolutely disgusting.
03-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,563
Posted By rubiksoval

Unless you're after performance. Sure,...

Unless you're after performance.

Sure, doing exercise is great if you simply want to do exercise for the sake of doing exercise. But then you've moved the discussion away from structured training...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,275
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done group rides off and on since last...

I've done group rides off and on since last summer, though nothing over 12 riders. Winter is just about done so our group rides are picking back up again. Hasn't really been much concern, and we ride...
03-18-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,270
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes, it can be indicative to a whole host of...

Yes, it can be indicative to a whole host of factors, some that may or may not be controllable.

If it's a hot and humid day, hrTSS can be significantly higher than TSS than on a cooler day. I can...
03-18-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,563
Posted By rubiksoval

But are you training to hit a particular TSS, or...

But are you training to hit a particular TSS, or are you training for improved performance?

That's the thing I'm kind of getting at...If your goal is improved performance relative to other people,...
03-18-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,563
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. I understand how TR and Sufferfest and all...

Yeah. I understand how TR and Sufferfest and all work.

My question is why you'd follow that to the T? If you have the tools that give you instant and accurate feedback, why limit yourself to a...
03-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,563
Posted By rubiksoval

I think that's the problem with FTP tests and...

I think that's the problem with FTP tests and training to FTP tests, in general. You have a bad day on the test, then what? You keep doing what you're doing? You have a chainless day on the test,...
03-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,563
Posted By rubiksoval

Why do you not just ride it harder? Or extend the...

Why do you not just ride it harder? Or extend the time of the interval? Or do another one?

I'm not sure anyone should ever be doing the exact same workout. It's a bit redundant from a stress point...
03-17-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,563
Posted By rubiksoval

In the last 12 weeks, I've one 6x 10 MJ weeks...

In the last 12 weeks, I've one 6x 10 MJ weeks interspersed with 5-7 MJ weeks. I just posted 10-17 minute lifetime PRs, and I've been riding for 15 plus years, with 14 years of structured training,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,605
Posted By rubiksoval

All my tires are 700x23. Good mix of CRR, aero,...

All my tires are 700x23. Good mix of CRR, aero, and weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By rubiksoval

The in between stuff didn't add context. You...

The in between stuff didn't add context.

You imply nonsense about carbon frames and then decry others for lighthearted banter.

Perhaps you should hold off on making completely arbitrary time...
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