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12-07-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,257
Posted By burnthesheep

Just a SWAG........but it feels like the amateurs...

Just a SWAG........but it feels like the amateurs and freds see this and wind up focusing on the left hand 1/3 of that chart. The super low intensity side. Trying to ride at some useless low power...
12-03-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Moderate Z2 metric century on the road bike. ...

Moderate Z2 metric century on the road bike. Given the slower speed and more elevation, more time. So more KJ's and more TSS. Did fine on two bottles and a decent lunch before. Almost shed a tear...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 977
Posted By burnthesheep

The race bike.........yup, 30t capacity RD cage. ...

The race bike.........yup, 30t capacity RD cage. But they fit the fancy larger tooth count jockey wheels if you believe such things reduce friction. Without changing the RD cage. I just liked the...
12-02-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW, I was headed out for a lunch ride on this...

FWIW, I was headed out for a lunch ride on this great warm day just now. Someone stopped me and said "donut?". I thought about it, and they said "you'll burn it in 10min anyway".

I ate it and...
12-02-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Downed a single Krispy Kreme glazed original and...

Downed a single Krispy Kreme glazed original and then hit a 40k lunch spin. 65 deg. Niiice. Donned the short sleeve San Remo and did sweetspot. Almost hit an hour 40k, just too many stops along...
12-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By burnthesheep

The social media influencer Gaimon eats tons of...

The social media influencer Gaimon eats tons of cookies and can steal KOM's from pros. I think you're good.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 977
Posted By burnthesheep

Not to mention the training benefits of being...

Not to mention the training benefits of being able to ride more varied terrain more comfortably by being able to run a larger rear cluster with the GS.

FWIW, the older stuff like 6800 only really...
12-01-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Almost 3 hours at 210w on the TT bike. Geez. ...

Almost 3 hours at 210w on the TT bike. Geez. Enough! Good Z2 heart rate the whole time. Only a hair of drift late into session as I didn't choose to eat/drink the last extra and kept at it the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,142
Posted By burnthesheep

Two schools of thought on this one. One is to...

Two schools of thought on this one. One is to keep the fit aero and train into the fit over time. The other is to relax the fit to less aero and then work your way tighter and tighter over time.
...
11-25-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 188,481
Posted By burnthesheep

Found a lap loop for Notio laps with almost zero...

Found a lap loop for Notio laps with almost zero lap to lap CdA variation even with wind.

So ordered some UCI custom extensions with adjustable tilt, toe angle, extend distance. Also ordered the...
11-21-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

That time of year. Weight is up. Womp womp. ...

That time of year. Weight is up. Womp womp. But, power is as well. Run pace is PR's also. Been doing a combined 500 TSS a week for 5 weeks of run/bike. With a ratio of a bit more bike.

I...
11-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By burnthesheep

Tires. If you own a cyclocross bike, ride that...

Tires. If you own a cyclocross bike, ride that instead. You're down 30w or more immediately over some 25mm GP5000's and modestly aero wheels. Add then the aero loss of riding in a more upright...
11-15-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

I made someone laugh out loud while I was riding...

I made someone laugh out loud while I was riding the TT bike Sunday. Been hunting if an out/back suitable for testing exists by the house (looking like a solid NO). On one out/back I see a guy on...
Forum: Triathlon
11-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By burnthesheep

It is by no means an excuse to not be equally as...

It is by no means an excuse to not be equally as careful as I was before, but once I got my Garmin Varia radar this changed for me. Years back before owning it, on the TT bike that was me. It had...
11-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Lovely day to hooky lunch for a little ride. ...

Lovely day to hooky lunch for a little ride. Tried to learn to use the Garmin with the Notio, forgot speed sensor. Should have worked but somehow didn't default to gps for speed, so no CdA. Womp...
11-10-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

I hear ya. This is why even though running is a...

I hear ya. This is why even though running is a far #2 to riding, I am going to make it out to the run meetup versus the TT with daylight savings darkness. It's a great group and it's good to see...
11-09-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

4x400 run at lunch yesterday at 5:45/mi and rest...

4x400 run at lunch yesterday at 5:45/mi and rest at 10:30/mi. Club run tonight. The TT club runs in the off season instead of ride together once it is dark. I'll do that every other week. Then...
11-07-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,413
Posted By burnthesheep

Lots of “compensation” happening in this topic,...

Lots of “compensation” happening in this topic, wow.

Anyway, I doubt they are rubbing elbows in turns. A flat bar in a really aggressive ride could hook a drop bar. But in this instance...
11-07-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

Had to swap one 12 year old tv stored in shed for...

Had to swap one 12 year old tv stored in shed for other. One that had fallen died. Other one up now.

I over heated the room yesterday. I got it to 65 before workout and forgot total heating is...
11-05-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Tuesday night was last club run TT of the year...

Tuesday night was last club run TT of the year due to the time changing.

I had a good amount of fatigue from picking up running and gathering back some volume after the end of local cross racing...
11-05-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By burnthesheep

I hope we have Christmas Cross this year again. ...

I hope we have Christmas Cross this year again. Always a blast. Beer, cocoa, hot dog handouts mid lap......costumes.......etc....

I have a time trial skinsuit I got super cheap from Nopinz that...
11-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

Had to fix a few leaks on my install. Freaking...

Had to fix a few leaks on my install. Freaking rain decides to blow at 20mph wind right on the wall of patio windows I put in and found some weaknesses. Just going to maybe accept it since all is...
10-27-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,455
Posted By burnthesheep

I sent you a private message. My #1 advice is...

I sent you a private message. My #1 advice is to move over to Slowtwitch for this conversation and ignore the Bikeforums troll factory. Despite the few good posts here and there. The signal/noise...
10-26-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

I get that opinions are like a-holes, everyone...

I get that opinions are like a-holes, everyone has one and it often stinks. And that I'm also often wrong. But dang, the rest of BF can be a troll fred-fest dumpster fire sometimes. It's one thing...
10-24-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

Last lexan up. Windows caulked. Expandable foam...

Last lexan up. Windows caulked. Expandable foam in all big gaps. Last flooring in. Disassembled patio couches to rearrange. Lamp and heater in. Spiders evicted. However small cute they were.
...
10-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

They fixed it apparently around 10pm last night. ...

They fixed it apparently around 10pm last night. I tried to hop on at 7pm.

I'll try it tonight even if I don't ride, just to make sure.
10-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Screwed by the Zwift update last night like a lot...

Screwed by the Zwift update last night like a lot of other Mac computer owners. So had to go run. They acknowledge their screwup and claim to be working on it.

Ughhh. I don't like riding alone...
10-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,766
Posted By burnthesheep

Lots of folks look at it only from scaling body...

Lots of folks look at it only from scaling body dimensions and not consequences like hip angle.

Hip angle can affect power output.
10-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,766
Posted By burnthesheep

Last night was repeats on our group hill loop. ...

Last night was repeats on our group hill loop. Gentle 2% grade up/back for a mile. The 56/42 combo was key to maximum smiles on the TT bike. So, 56/42 and 11-30 for the TT bike is 'just' right...
10-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By burnthesheep

Silca valve extenders are the answer. I got...

Silca valve extenders are the answer. I got tired of being crippled to specific tubes with permanent length valves on them. I played that game a while and got bitten when I double flatted and had...
10-19-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

Door went up. That storm door looks good and...

Door went up. That storm door looks good and seals room up nice but man was it a royal PIA to install. Drill this, try that, attach that.

I bought some of that vinyl interlock flooring. That'll...
10-16-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

Only door left of phase 1. Windows up in 2...

Only door left of phase 1. Windows up in 2 hours. Patio windows are easy!

Will buy flooring this week and install. With the patio couches still in there it will fit trainer behind couch and the...
10-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Probably last "full kit" TT roll for 2021. I...

Probably last "full kit" TT roll for 2021. I went at lunch, under fueled, to try a 10mi lunge for a PR for the year. I got it by a good bit, great watts per speed, but bad watts. Not fueled. Just...
10-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

Dude, you just inspired me. We have a...

Dude, you just inspired me.

We have a screened in patio where they extended the roof of the actual house. But the door to it is from outdoors. So outside, down the steps, over, up, in.

I...
10-11-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By burnthesheep

I think I'll spend a training night to go scope...

I think I'll spend a training night to go scope it out.

I'll try to grab a video if I do. Going to be some sticks and things to cleanup for sure.
10-09-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

2 hours till pig stye time. It has rained 4...

2 hours till pig stye time. It has rained 4 inches in 12 hours.

Packing a gallon jug of water and two towels.

Just plan to plod along and enjoy the sounds of cowbell. Lol. And probably jog a...
10-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Mental break from cross practice to enjoy good TT...

Mental break from cross practice to enjoy good TT bike weather. Did some Notio testing during workouts to learn the data to start really chipping away at gains.

Did a 10mi effort, not the...
09-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,636
Posted By burnthesheep

The amazon compressor bike tire inflator worked. ...

The amazon compressor bike tire inflator worked. To do what you need you still need to remove the valve core on your tubeless valve stem as that's the real limiter to rapid tire inflation. Just...
09-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,078,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get...

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get "that feeling". What I mean is sometimes your HR is in the floor "this is too easy" but your RPE in the legs is there though.

Was doing 1min/2min...
09-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By burnthesheep

Then don’t ever do your local fundraiser fun 5k...

Then don’t ever do your local fundraiser fun 5k run. There will be a dozen or more folks breaking 16min for it. That is if you think bike segment times are rough.

Thus is life in all sports...
09-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Topped off 3 hours riding last night with dinner...

Topped off 3 hours riding last night with dinner and a cider. Rewarded by a cramp so bad I about fell out of bed. At work we always have fruit. Every.......single.....banana.........so green you...
09-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,445
Posted By burnthesheep

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make...

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make "local legends" more adversarial and gamify it a bit. Feed KOM's and QOM's into "kingdoms" instead of "local legends".

My idea:
-each segment gets...
09-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,865
Posted By burnthesheep

I run latex tubes and tubeless, so I must pump...

I run latex tubes and tubeless, so I must pump most rides. As tubeless I am resetting the pressure for the day's duty of gravel or cyclocross. And latex loses air a lot faster.

Butyl? Butyl...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,147
Posted By burnthesheep

What is this? The dozen'th time this has come...

What is this? The dozen'th time this has come up? This is the bike world equivalent of the "does a plane on a treadmill takeoff?"
09-13-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By burnthesheep

Both kids went in the 30min. Younger did 2 laps....

Both kids went in the 30min. Younger did 2 laps. Older quit after one.

They chose to start both the youngest age group and the doggone 12 to 14 year olds on course at the same time. They let...
09-12-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 18,046
Posted By burnthesheep

Cross, but whatever. Callup, 5 or 6 on...

Cross, but whatever.

Callup, 5 or 6 on holeshot. Lap one the guys who will be 18 year ol P1/2 in a month leave us. Lap 2 I have a look to move third my fabe turn. Lots of wear from early rums...
09-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By burnthesheep

I think I may just do the warmup thing with them....

I think I may just do the warmup thing with them. Get there early enough to catch the break between more than one race and follow them around for one of them, then warmup myself the other open...
09-10-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By burnthesheep

Thanks both! I think what I'll do is with...

Thanks both!

I think what I'll do is with there being routine weeknight meetups is see if I can rally some other folks I know perhaps in a similar situation to do a "kids lap" at weeknight cross...
09-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,966
Posted By burnthesheep

Others have covered it above already. With...

Others have covered it above already. With links. But basically it's a transition from throwaway level, to durability for daily usage and mileage level, to an increase in shift/brake/weight/aero...
09-07-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 43,609
Posted By burnthesheep

That's fair, but the air doesn't care what you...

That's fair, but the air doesn't care what you weigh. It cares how much of that weight presents itself as frontal area. The topic on Slowtwitch is for a triathlon/TT fit. On a pan flat route.
...
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