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07-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,276
Posted By burnthesheep

Rotor chainrings do. They sell them oval and...

Rotor chainrings do. They sell them oval and round. It may be rare, but Shimano 9100 or Dura Ace would be the ones most likely to have the larger rings past 53T. A quick search showed places...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 782
Posted By rubiksoval

Or you could just learn how to properly ride and...

Or you could just learn how to properly ride and brake. It's not like we haven't been using carbon rims and rim brakes for the last two decades...
07-12-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

That's a real bummer, heal quick! Also since...

That's a real bummer, heal quick!

Also since fudgy doesn't hang around here anymore I'll go ahead and reset your days since last crash counter.
07-12-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

14.75 hrs this past week, which is the most since...

14.75 hrs this past week, which is the most since before pneumonia. Got in 4x20 @ what is supposedly 94-96% on Saturday and rolled around for 4 hrs nice and easy today. Overall feel pretty much back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 782
Posted By rubiksoval

"Unless you're accelerating." So...yeah,...

"Unless you're accelerating."

So...yeah, I'll go with the light weight wheelsets. Thanks.
07-11-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By hubcyclist

Another easy day, 45ish miles for 2.5ish hrs with...

Another easy day, 45ish miles for 2.5ish hrs with NP around 200. Humidity at start was 95% but I haven’t felt affected by the high humidity. Last ride tomorrow morning before heading back to our...
07-09-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By wktmeow

Hah, I'm flattered :lol: I also find them fun on...

Hah, I'm flattered :lol: I also find them fun on flat roads, it feels like floating down the road somehow.

Got a pair of trail running shoes in today and went for a run through Tecalote, about 5...
07-09-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By gsteinb

Just pounding away at my hiking agenda. 18 miles...

Just pounding away at my hiking agenda. 18 miles on Tuesday, 12 today. 6 or so with the wife tomorrow.
...
07-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By TMonk

3 hrs on Z this morning, Watopia "Pretzel" route...

3 hrs on Z this morning, Watopia "Pretzel" route plus a little extra warmup before logging on and then some extra sweet spot in Fuego Flats after. Good for 3 hrs of mid z2.

I like to ride the...
07-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,276
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...
07-07-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By caloso

Things are improving. Getting a little...

Things are improving. Getting a little consistency. Based on the last couple sets of 2x20s, I think I'm ready to retest.
07-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,865
Posted By JLTD

We raced again here in UT a couple weeks ago. ...

We raced again here in UT a couple weeks ago. USAC sanctioned this time, and with no racing pretty much anywhere a handful of pro's showed up who'd been in the area training. Quinn Simmons and...
07-06-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,985
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Posted By Flatballer

Well, we bought a car. To be technically correct...

Well, we bought a car. To be technically correct I suppose we have a written offer and a deposit down while they try and find us the color combo we want. Car sales are way down but we've been putting...
07-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By wktmeow

Longest ride in a while for me yesterday, 60...

Longest ride in a while for me yesterday, 60 miler partially with friends. No power meter on the Venge yet but pace was laid back. No breakfast other than coffee, and a muffin 30 miles in with coffee...
07-04-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By hubcyclist

My road bike left the trainer for the first time...

My road bike left the trainer for the first time since August. Did 100miles today, not bad considering all my training is a max of 2hrs. It was 267tss, almost 3500kj and np of 200w. I only consumed...
07-04-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By rubiksoval

They were in the 1990s and 2000s. Now the...

They were in the 1990s and 2000s.

Now the most effective training is done with power. Some people try to use hr in conjunction with that, but it's not necessary.
07-04-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By elcruxio

Infrared doesn't penetrate the skin. Microwaves...

Infrared doesn't penetrate the skin. Microwaves do penetrate the skin and heat up a body of water internally. If one were to go into a microwave sauna one would promptly die.

As to recovery...
07-03-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,794
Posted By Enthalpic

The fact I have been visiting this corner of the...

The fact I have been visiting this corner of the internet for well over a decade makes me feel old...

Be well bikeforums peeps.
07-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By Cypress

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel...

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel race then tapered-ish for it only to have the promoter cancel the race 4 days before it was supposed to happen (covid protocols would be followed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,062
Posted By rubiksoval

You should be shooting for 21-22 mph, then!

You should be shooting for 21-22 mph, then!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,062
Posted By rubiksoval

Anything over 25 is good. Over 28 looks better....

Anything over 25 is good. Over 28 looks better. But a great speed? Then you're looking at 30 plus.

Hammer group rides/races have little to do with average speed and everything to do with being...
07-02-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By hubcyclist

nailed my 3x30 @ 90% today, again HR stayed under...

nailed my 3x30 @ 90% today, again HR stayed under 160 for the most part, feeling especially good because I suffered through this one on Saturday (likely due to not eating that much in the day prior),...
07-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,276
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...
07-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,362
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph...

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph (elapsed time, not just riding time). I probably could have done that again the following year but knee issues nixed that as a trial. I hit age 71 this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,539
Posted By gsteinb

Pete's ghost bike ...

Pete's ghost bike

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06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,560
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
06-29-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By aaronmcd

First real big ride in a year at least. Rode 8...

First real big ride in a year at least. Rode 8 hours today. "Only" 90 miles in that time cuz I was on my gravel bike exploring some cool trails. Rocks, roots, ruts, mud, fun. Got a sausage and beer...
06-28-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By TMonk

5.5 hrs yesterday w NP right at the edge of z3....

5.5 hrs yesterday w NP right at the edge of z3. Pretty cooked after and did a 2' at ~6.1 w/kg (130%) towards the end to catch up to a buddy I saw ahead of me up Presidio. I expected my legs to just...
06-28-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

5min test yesterday. Broke a boa and top half of...

5min test yesterday. Broke a boa and top half of climb was muddy and slick. New PR despite that. Golden Cheetah thinks my vo2 is 74 (lol)
06-27-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,318
Posted By wthensler

Good to hear. I admit to a cycling addiction. ...

Good to hear. I admit to a cycling addiction. Unfortunately, cars too. Had the much maligned 996 C2 for 20 years. Sold it and bought this. My addictionís not gone...........
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,106
Posted By rubiksoval

The calculations are only as good as your...

The calculations are only as good as your inputted FTP.

I feel like that's been said multiple times already.

An IF of 1.01 for 3+ hours is like an illuminated billboard sign that says your...
06-26-20, 04:07 PM
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Views: 849,155
Posted By procrit

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance...

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance tomorrow... easy day lol.
06-26-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15,099
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Posted By aaronmcd

Did a few jumps at the track, followed by 10...

Did a few jumps at the track, followed by 10 minutes at 106,102, and 98% with 5' rbi. Suprathreshold gives a really lousy TSS/difficulty ratio.
06-26-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By TMonk

Ya. I took my (actual/real world) TT bike out...

Ya. I took my (actual/real world) TT bike out this morning to do a quick 1x25' on Fiesta Island at tempo, and felt a lot better than I expected to with a solid SST off feel. Was a bit haggard last...
06-26-20, 01:38 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Did a Zwift TTT with some buddies from the San...

Did a Zwift TTT with some buddies from the San Diego Velodrome yesterday. It was interesting. Ended up with about 40' at about 4.3 w/kg. Hurt pretty bad towards the end.

It's so much harder to...
06-25-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,318
Posted By bruce19

What kind of guy do you want to be?

What kind of guy do you want to be?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,539
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

06-24-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By big john

A 70 pound difference is huge when climbing and...

A 70 pound difference is huge when climbing and cannot be overstated. A man over 200 can be a decent climber but the higher over 200 you get, the bigger disadvantage is built in.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,219
Posted By caloso

Haleakala. It's not that steep, but man it's a...

Haleakala. It's not that steep, but man it's a long grind. That, and I was really affected by the altitude the first time I did it.
06-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,794
Posted By TMonk

Darn, Fiesta is such a perfect place to do TT...

Darn, Fiesta is such a perfect place to do TT work... Gonna miss it!
06-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm in the middle of week 4 of trainerroad SSB2...

I'm in the middle of week 4 of trainerroad SSB2 HV and it's becoming a bit of a slog lol I like the sweet spot work but it has been a lot and my basement temp/humidity are making the RPE higher, but...
06-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
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....
06-23-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,794
Posted By TMonk

On a separate note... We got married!!! Last...

On a separate note... We got married!!! Last Wednesday. Took the rest of the week off to visit Napa valley and do some (socially distant) tasting and fine dining. Our original wedding date was...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,152
Posted By genec

You DO understand that this is a BIKE FORUM,...

You DO understand that this is a BIKE FORUM, meant for discussion about bicycles and bike related stuff.

Foo, P&R and some other places are just here for entertainment, and the mods can do any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,106
Posted By rubiksoval

This was one of the most significant things I...

This was one of the most significant things I learned and changed in my training after getting a powermeter. I'm not sure I ever pedaled for more than a couple of minutes at a time prior to that. All...
06-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By procrit

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to...

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to sea level feels great. FTP / VO2 power numbers feels about 10-15w higher than a month ago, but even so, still a long way to go. I also hired a...
06-23-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By TMonk

Did my 2hr 2x Epic KOM SST Zwift ride today. ...

Did my 2hr 2x Epic KOM SST Zwift ride today. First one at 85% then was feeling more peppy for the second and hit 91% which clocked in at 23' and a 30 day PR. I also got to wear the KOM jersey on...
06-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,155
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.
06-22-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,837
Posted By berner

I'm mostly a fan of classical, some flamenco and...

I'm mostly a fan of classical, some flamenco and here ant there more popular music. The first link is to something by Handel I just recently learned of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKo_EmfEPWs...
06-20-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This has been an informative thread. Thanks,...

This has been an informative thread. Thanks, folks. Questions which had occurred to me were answered without my having to ask. Nice.
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