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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 953
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I mean, you can't track w/kg without tracking raw...

I mean, you can't track w/kg without tracking raw watts, so I'm in no way advocating ignoring that side of the equation. My workout targets are actual wattage targets and don't change depending on if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 953
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'm with you there. Power numbers alone in a...

I'm with you there. Power numbers alone in a vacuum are meaningless. I can keep up with guys that dwarf my raw power numbers but also dwarf me in size. That's not to say I'd neglect watching the raw...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 953
Posted By Andy Somnifac

For comparing power curves from various...

For comparing power curves from various timeframes, assuming the data is on Strava or Garmin Connect, I'd look at https://intervals.icu.It's a great tool.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 10,040
Posted By Andy Somnifac

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Guess it's time to go put my Ti bike on my roof rack and get out to the ride. I want to be one of those dozens.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If you don't protect the paint you can use the...

If you don't protect the paint you can use the nicks and scratches as justification for a new bike sooner.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Yeah, but us little climber guys will end up...

Yeah, but us little climber guys will end up looking for the big guys when we need to open a pickle jar. It evens out in the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,457
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Pissing off drivers during a descent really isn't...

Pissing off drivers during a descent really isn't a concern for me. My safety is worth more than the minor slowdown they may experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I've run into this after a really hard ride where...

I've run into this after a really hard ride where I probably dehydrated myself pretty badly. I was busy holding on for dear life and seriously neglected proper hydration. I was down for a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,931
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I grab another bike off the wall. I have 2 road...

I grab another bike off the wall. I have 2 road bikes, a cx bike, a mountain bike, 2 single speeds, and if it really comes down to it I have a TT bike. I'll always have something to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Solution: A new skinsuit, made by the Tron...

Solution:

A new skinsuit, made by the Tron Guy. It'd be far more visible:

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Andy Somnifac

No, it runs on wires.

No, it runs on wires.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,526
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Sure, rim brakes are definitely as good for the...

Sure, rim brakes are definitely as good for the standard schmoe like us. Except for in the wet. And mud. Oh, and descents.

If someone is concerned about the weight difference between disc and rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Expensive:...

Expensive: https://www.amazon.com/Speedplay-13040-X-Serie-Pedal-Cleats/dp/B004V33HMA
Less expensive: https://www.velopro.com/product/speedplay-x-series-cleats-390059-1.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,936
Posted By Andy Somnifac

It'd better for the price. Looks great, feels...

It'd better for the price. Looks great, feels great, not priced great.

But I don't replace my tape every month, so it's worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Because we all know that faceless strangers on...

Because we all know that faceless strangers on the internet are FAR more reliable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,936
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'm a fan of the Supacaz Super Sticky Kush bar...

I'm a fan of the Supacaz Super Sticky Kush bar tape. Comfortable and grippy.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Personally, I'd welcome well designed and...

Personally, I'd welcome well designed and integrated storage built into the frame. Storage that handles a standard pair of tire levers, a tube, etc. The normal things you'd always want with you on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,526
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Exactly. I will never be in the TdF. My bike, and...

Exactly. I will never be in the TdF. My bike, and the gear on it, is not what is holding me back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,526
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'd love to hear his thoughts on running shoes...

I'd love to hear his thoughts on running shoes too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,886
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Yes, it's an old thread, and I had the first...

Yes, it's an old thread, and I had the first reply all those many years ago. I still feel it holds as true today as it did in 2012.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,679
Posted By Andy Somnifac

There was a Lynskey R210 Custom built up with...

There was a Lynskey R210 Custom built up with Ultegra 6600 in a local shop many years (2010? 2011? something like that) ago. I have no idea who'd ordered it and why a custom-ordered frame was on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,125
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I hadn't ridden much for the previous 2-3 years....

I hadn't ridden much for the previous 2-3 years. I picked up a smart trainer and have been riding regularly on it since late June. So, I went from 0 in 2019 to ~3600 in 2020. I rode outside 3 times,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,622
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Run them through intervals.icu...

Run them through intervals.icu (http://intervals.icu) and see if they calculate the load any differently. Or download the files and upload them to Training Peaks. Checking Strava's calculation...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,856
Posted By Andy Somnifac

High-end audio is the perfect comparison. Both...

High-end audio is the perfect comparison. Both can be phenomenally expensive (audio more so), are full of snake oil, and the realm of marginal gains is a discussion in and of itself.

But, cool, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,856
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I've never understood why people seem to think...

I've never understood why people seem to think that all products should appeal to them. There are plenty of insanely priced cars, watches, houses, wines, electronics, etc. that don't deliver much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,730
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Agree. If I crashed and damaged my Lynskey I'd...

Agree. If I crashed and damaged my Lynskey I'd cry. First, because it probably hurt, and then again for the damage.

Then it would get packaged up and sent in for an inspection.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,439
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I have a $65 single speed (fixed/freewheel...

I have a $65 single speed (fixed/freewheel flip-flop hub) I bought from Target years ago. It's ugly and it's a boat anchor and it's the worst bike I've ever owned. And I still love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,659
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Not much, within reason. I'm not chasing every...

Not much, within reason. I'm not chasing every gram savings possible. Losing it off my body is cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Let's see... I... Yep, rode on the trainer again....

Let's see... I... Yep, rode on the trainer again.

It was Purple Unicorn on Zwift time, for those who are familiar with those workouts. The last set of intervals was unpleasant.HR didn't want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,838
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Ohh, I love zombie threads almost as much as I...

Ohh, I love zombie threads almost as much as I love a good new bar wrap.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Are you sure your seat isn't on upside down?

Are you sure your seat isn't on upside down?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,454
Posted By Andy Somnifac

This is why I do my structured training inside....

This is why I do my structured training inside. No leapfrogging back and forth, no worry about someone running into my back end when my interval is over.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,452
Posted By Andy Somnifac

A bike is a bike, up to a point. There have been...

A bike is a bike, up to a point. There have been huge QoL improvements over the years. Integrated shifting is a huge improvement over downtube shifters. Braking technology has improved, which makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,839
Posted By Andy Somnifac

That right there is where it should end. If a...

That right there is where it should end. If a segment goes through a stop sign, it should be flagged.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,893
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If it's software that's standalone, running on...

If it's software that's standalone, running on your own resources, and consuming no external resources, sure. I'm looking at you Adobe.

But this is far closer to an ongoing service. It provides...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Andy Somnifac

The bike shop I used to ride out if was next to a...

The bike shop I used to ride out if was next to a Starbucks. I had some rattling issues during a ride,. So when we got back in, I went into Starbucks and grabbed a straw, cut it down, and stuck it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I took 40 lbs off already, so we're only 40 up...

I took 40 lbs off already, so we're only 40 up from my low, which has probably lower than strictly necessary. I had gotten down to 137kbs @ 5'9". I'm now a shade under 180. So, while I'm heavy, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'm not sure that calluses are in order, but...

I'm not sure that calluses are in order, but there's definitely a period of acclimation that you go through.

After being off the bike for an extended period of time (think years and 80 lbs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,446
Posted By Andy Somnifac

A combination of: Getting back the bike...

A combination of:

Getting back the bike after several years off.
Waiting until summer to actually get back on said bike.
Growing a quarantine beard before getting back on bike.
Not shaving...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,886
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You're not the only one. There are certainly...

You're not the only one. There are certainly pros that have talked about cycling helping various things. LeMond with ADHD, I believe Tyler Hamilton talks about the bike helping his depression.
...
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