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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By JetBadger

I crushed my long ride this weekend, so I will...

I crushed my long ride this weekend, so I will post about it...

Distance: 120 Miles
Climbing: ~7400 ft according to garmin
Avg Speed: 20.6 (not bad for me on a training ride)
Average Power:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,227
Posted By JetBadger

Alberto Contador thinks PMs are so valuable...

Alberto Contador thinks PMs are so valuable during races they should be banned. Not the WT level coach you are looking for, and not exactly for the reasons you seem to be objecting to power meters,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,375
Posted By JetBadger

Yea, the $500 won't cover the full cost of a new...

Yea, the $500 won't cover the full cost of a new wheel-set, but if it were me, I would do Ultegra and a power meter before Dura-ace with no power meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,138
Posted By JetBadger

This thread makes me think of the scene from...

This thread makes me think of the scene from Spinal Tap where they demonstrate their amp's volume goes "Up to 11" instead of 10.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By JetBadger

My argument is not that run intervals make you...

My argument is not that run intervals make you less economical. My argument is that running with the goal of producing the most power is not necessarily the most economical, and if your end goal is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By JetBadger

Do you use a running powermeter? Curious how you...

Do you use a running powermeter? Curious how you like it.

There is really no information to be gleaned by comparing run power to cycling power based on my understanding, and comparing the two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 17,055
Posted By JetBadger

I don't understand why anyone would care if...

I don't understand why anyone would care if someone is drafting you. If the weather is nice and I am out on a long ride, I will without a doubt encounter multiple different people that draft me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,688
Posted By JetBadger

My suspicion is that the difference in climbing...

My suspicion is that the difference in climbing and riding flats or descending has to do with the consistent force you are working against (gravity) and where in the pedal stroke you are generating...
Forum: Triathlon
07-12-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By JetBadger

How did it go? I am guessing you needed a break...

How did it go? I am guessing you needed a break after 25 yards. If you did, don't sweat it. Your cardiovascular fitness accumulated from cycling will indeed help swimming (eventually), BUT your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,090
Posted By JetBadger

If you really want training zones and/or reliable...

If you really want training zones and/or reliable training data, yes get a power meter. Otherwise, just use RPE. Too many things effect HR data in my opinion to use it to prescribe intervals or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By JetBadger

Any Bike Computers with Bluetooth Connectivity to Accessories?

Are there any bike computers that connect to a power-meter via Bluetooth? I have a stages that drops out the ANT connection a ton on my Garmin 500, but is very reliable on my phone with trainerroad...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,273
Posted By JetBadger

I heard the flo guys on the trainer road podcast,...

I heard the flo guys on the trainer road podcast, and they were not talking about measuring power, but simply talking about determining the number of spokes to use and spoke tension. The were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,273
Posted By JetBadger

Interesting idea and good on you for thinking...

Interesting idea and good on you for thinking outside the box. I am not a physicist, but I heard the flo wheels guys talking about how rim deflection occurs during acceleration. I wonder if this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By JetBadger

Yes, rTSS uses Normalized Grade of Pace (NGP) to...

Yes, rTSS uses Normalized Grade of Pace (NGP) to account for the terrain. While it is not perfect, they use rTSS rather than hrTSS because the TrainingPeaks/WKO guys think it is a more accurate...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,731
Posted By JetBadger

This is good advice. I would add latex tubes to...

This is good advice. I would add latex tubes to the top of that list. As long as you don't mind pumping up your tires before every ride, in terms of upgrading equipment they are probably the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By JetBadger

Trying to find a saddle is awful. The only way...

Trying to find a saddle is awful. The only way to know if a saddle is going to work is to ride on it for a few rides. The problem is you cannot just throw it on there and hope for the best. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,196
Posted By JetBadger

1x is growing in popularity for tri right now. ...

1x is growing in popularity for tri right now. The weight is a factor, but I think the drive to go 1x is more for the aero benefits. I think that you will see a lot more 1x in tri in the coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,196
Posted By JetBadger

Are you doing this on a roadbike or a tt/tribike?...

Are you doing this on a roadbike or a tt/tribike? There are a lot of threads on this over at <:: Welcome to Slowtwitch.com ::> (http://www.slowtwitch.com) if you do a search.

To do it right, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By JetBadger

Interesting, I would think that electrical tape...

Interesting, I would think that electrical tape would do the trick, although it may break down over time and need to be replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,055
Posted By JetBadger

I am sorry, I could not help but joke about the...

I am sorry, I could not help but joke about the irony in your statement. I have no interest in getting into a detailed discussion with you about your generalization of of atheists.

I will however...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,055
Posted By JetBadger

Don't you just hate it when those darn atheists...

Don't you just hate it when those darn atheists hold themselves up on a pedestal and think they are better then you, simply because of their belief system? It is almost like they automatically judge...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,055
Posted By JetBadger

I always offer help because it is the kind thing...

I always offer help because it is the kind thing to do. This reminds me of a situation I encountered last summer...

I stopped in the middle of a solo ride to pee in the forest (I know, not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

Frankly, the conversation means little to me on a...

Frankly, the conversation means little to me on a practical level, I do not train with power or aero test. I have not had this conversation with my coach because we do not talk about power or FTP. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

Thank you for the discussion around this topic, I...

Thank you for the discussion around this topic, I find it interesting. Please do not take my comments as an accusation that you are running your mouth or anything like that. I am just interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

Using Garmin Connect, set your zones using garmin...

Using Garmin Connect, set your zones using garmin connect and manually enter each zone. You need to do the math, but it should be pretty easy to enter in.

It is under the menu bar on the left...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

It looks like Training Peaks supports multiple...

It looks like Training Peaks supports multiple bike's powerzones, but I have not dove into that much. Anyway, there is no syncing of zones (at least HR) between Garmin and Training Peaks, at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

It would certainly be ideal, I just wonder if it...

It would certainly be ideal, I just wonder if it is possible, assuming you have an aggressive hip angle on your tt bike. I wonder if increasing your power on your TT bike would translate to a higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

The newer garmin's don't allow you to select your...

The newer garmin's don't allow you to select your bike? At the very least, I like that I can track my miles on different bikes with my 500. Either way, it seems like there is a valid use case for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

I feel like it is quite common to have lower...

I feel like it is quite common to have lower power on a tt bike and people understand that. The aero benefits outweigh the power and you go faster. Are you faster on your TT bike even though your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,083
Posted By JetBadger

To me this sounds like static interference from...

To me this sounds like static interference from your jersey. I get this in the winter a lot up here in Wisconsin, but your jersey may be more prone to it, even in higher temperatures.

The Wahoo...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By JetBadger

I suppose, although I was clearly not talking...

I suppose, although I was clearly not talking about outside factors that prevent you from riding. Still, if you compared power files from a ride you sat in traffic the whole time you compared to one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By JetBadger

Yea, you may really like having a HRM... I guess...

Yea, you may really like having a HRM... I guess my response was in relation to quantifying performance rather then effort. A HRM will allow you to better quantify effort, although it is not perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By JetBadger

I do not think a heart rate monitor will allow...

I do not think a heart rate monitor will allow you to measure performance during a ride. To many things effect heart rate other then effort and it is certainly not a measure of performance. Heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,320
Posted By JetBadger

I wouldn't rule out bmx hubs based on your...

I wouldn't rule out bmx hubs based on your premise. If road cyclists care about coasting speed, then I imagine bmx racers do as well. Profile Racing makes high quality hubs that use cassettes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,389
Posted By JetBadger

Not sure what speeds tires are rated at, but I...

Not sure what speeds tires are rated at, but I imagine most can handle 50mph fine. I have gone over 50mph before and it is really scary. Anything pushing about 40mph freaks me out, but man I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,575
Posted By JetBadger

My goal is to not fail any anti-doping tests! :)...

My goal is to not fail any anti-doping tests! :) just kidding...

My actual goals are:

1. Complete 95% of the rides scheduled in Training Peaks
2. Complete Ironman Wisconsin bike leg in under 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,198
Posted By JetBadger

+1. The reason you do not see aero bars in...

+1.

The reason you do not see aero bars in mass start/draft legal road races is because they are not allowed. They are not allowed because they are more dangerous. They are more dangerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,294
Posted By JetBadger

Lots of new research on Beets and that seems to...

Lots of new research on Beets and that seems to be the trend in endurance sports. It is definitely worth trying, I just have not gotten around to trying them specifically before workouts, but I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,750
Posted By JetBadger

Ok thank you, I am glad I was not the only one...

Ok thank you, I am glad I was not the only one that thought the fool comment was rude...

I completely agree with your sentiment. Sometimes you buy nice things because you want them not because...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,750
Posted By JetBadger

I feel like that is what the original poster is...

I feel like that is what the original poster is asking though, is if it would be foolish to get the wheels considering his weight.

In response to the OP, I am not sure your weight is all that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By JetBadger

I recommend trying to buy used. Bike trainers...

I recommend trying to buy used. Bike trainers are like gym memberships, they seem like a great idea at first but are seldom followed through on which makes the used market pretty appealing.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JetBadger

Yes, sorry, I think you are misinterpreting. I...

Yes, sorry, I think you are misinterpreting. I consider HR/speed/cadence to be essential. I do not want to rely on needing to have my phone on me and charged for these features. I want these...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JetBadger

Thank you everyone for your replies. I...

Thank you everyone for your replies. I appreciate the input as I look for the right computer.

The garmin 500 is very intriguing, and for the features, within my budget. Do any speed/cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JetBadger

Yes, I plan to ride without my phone. My...

Yes, I plan to ride without my phone. My apologies, I tried to express that in my post, but I could have been more clear.

I am interested in learning about options with and without GPS to compare...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JetBadger

This is intriguing, thank you... With...

This is intriguing, thank you...



With regards to the RFKLT, will the computer track and store speed, time, distance, HR, and cadence for upload when not paired with a phone?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JetBadger

Seeking Advice on a Bike Computer

I am seeking advice on purchasing a bike computer and I would greatly appreciate some suggestions and input.

The following features are a must:

Speed
Cadence
HR
Ability to upload data...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,517
Posted By JetBadger

Haha, yes I understand that max heart rate is...

Haha, yes I understand that max heart rate is different from person to person, and that perceived effort at different percentages of max heart rate is different from person to person.

That said, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,517
Posted By JetBadger

If you are averaging 160 bpm, at age 60, you are...

If you are averaging 160 bpm, at age 60, you are likely working very hard to get up that hill. You may benefit from having an easier gear, but that is hard to say.

While I agree with other people...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By JetBadger

A couple months ago I signed up for my first...

A couple months ago I signed up for my first Ironman and I am really excited about it!!! At that time, I started my 12 month training plan with no break after my 2015 event schedule ended, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By JetBadger

I would venture to guess that most of those bikes...

I would venture to guess that most of those bikes are not ridden by sponsored riders. Kona is the Ironman world championships. For the pros, some 50 pro men and 50 pro women qualify and race in...
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