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01-26-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Hermes

CW, you throw around the word sprint a lot. That...

CW, you throw around the word sprint a lot. That is okay but context and definition is also important. A sprint as a sprinter sees it is a 10 -12 second, 200 meter, 20 pedal stroke all our effort. ...
01-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By MoAlpha

Milk has some carbs, fat, and protein, but only a...

Milk has some carbs, fat, and protein, but only a very small amount of sodium, which is the only electrolyte that needs to be replenished during exercise of non-extreme duration. Not an optimal...
01-26-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By djdelarosa25

Thanks for all your comments! Finally I feel...

Thanks for all your comments! Finally I feel validated lol. I measured my dad's old road bike that I used and it has the exact same top tube length (51 cm) as my new bike, so hooray! The only...
01-24-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Way too big a gear. You shouldn't feel any pedal...

Way too big a gear. You shouldn't feel any pedal pressure.
01-24-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OK. There are many versions of recovery rides...

OK. There are many versions of recovery rides with different designed outcomes. If your legs are just whipped to death that day, yes, easy maybe 80 cadence pedaling for 30' in a low gear. They say...
01-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By burnthesheep

What you actually sound like you're describing...

What you actually sound like you're describing isn't a recovery ride, but a ride where an athlete does "openers". Right before crit races, all the crit race dudes I follow post almost the same exact...
01-24-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By icemilkcoffee

pic assist: ...

pic assist:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ok4xj6x_f175e6887e72afecf269f03f8afe2ad0aab6dda5.jpg
Looks fine to me. If it works for you it works for you. Don't let...
01-24-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I’ve never heard of doing that, but if...

Yeah, I’ve never heard of doing that, but if you’re riding road, your power is going spike periodically as a consequence of environmental conditions, but targeting sprint efforts is definitely not...
01-24-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By ZHVelo

The point of recovery is to do work so that no...

The point of recovery is to do work so that no strain is exerted but more blood gets to the muscles (for more oxygen and nutrients). You don't need micro bursts to achieve that, so what's the point?
01-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By 10 Wheels

I like to walk for recovery. Then take 15...

I like to walk for recovery.
Then take 15 minute soak in the tub with HOT Soapy Water,
01-24-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Het Volk

if a true recovery ride (I.e not for any...

if a true recovery ride (I.e not for any adaptation but as a way to flush the legs out) I would think it would not be in the plan.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Keep on keeping on. You're doing great. Fit looks...

Keep on keeping on. You're doing great. Fit looks very good. Gotta get a better helmet with better visibility though. Good thing it's white - must get quite warm in there climbing on a hot day. Even...
01-23-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I also think your saddle could be a little bit...

I also think your saddle could be a little bit too high. You're right at the upper limit, which could be fine. When mine is just right I feel powerful at the bottom of the pedal stroke, during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By Tycho Brahe

I did some amazing solo rides in parts of South...

I did some amazing solo rides in parts of South Africa where I should probably not have gone. Closed roads, which meant that no one should be there but also that there would be no one there to help....
01-20-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,957
Posted By Iride01

Assuming you only want to know what you need...

Assuming you only want to know what you need while actually doing your ride:

How long do you ride at a time? Do you ever have to make a hard effort for any segments of your rides?

For zone 2...
01-20-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,957
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

you need less than you think you do

you need less than you think you do
01-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By GlennR

I don't see "LUBRICANT" on the label. ...

I don't see "LUBRICANT" on the label.
https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/07d51757-7a6a-4254-b106-93634e7ed592/svn/wd-40-lubricants-10010-64_1000.jpg

But does on this.......
01-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By philbob57

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life...

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life expectancy ... opioid deaths and suicides among people whose incomes don't sustain their lives, deaths due to pollution in less affluent parts of the...
01-15-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I never measure saddle fore-and-aft position to...

I never measure saddle fore-and-aft position to transfer to a different saddle on a different bike. Or even the same saddle on a different bike. Positions will be different if the bikes are different...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Darth Lefty

Backpack and BMX!

Backpack and BMX!
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By 79pmooney

When you say "inner city" do you mean the...

When you say "inner city" do you mean the financial district or the ghetto? Many American cities have both. If the latter, consider that others may want an attractive bike and harming you to get...
01-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By work4bike

I also get the same reaction, but not too bad,...

I also get the same reaction, but not too bad, not too many people lay on their horns when I do it, but I do get a lot of strange looks. However, after a while of the motorist being behind me, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By BillyD

Let me see if I got this right. You went to some...

Let me see if I got this right. You went to some other thread and copied a picture of the OP's bike to include in the current thread? Did he ask you to be so helpful, I don't see that post? And then...
01-12-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By surak

Did you enter your bike in as an MTB on Strava?...

Did you enter your bike in as an MTB on Strava? Despite higher RR and potentially higher drag with your flappy clothes, I just don't believe that Strava power is anything but a significant...
01-12-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By veganbikes

I hope you won't be like the last person who...

I hope you won't be like the last person who tread down these waters but don't put money towards the bike unless absolutely needed. The bike would have needed a proper assembly/tune up but you may...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By njkayaker

Most of it is the tires (guessing about 95%). ...

Most of it is the tires (guessing about 95%).

Things aren't going to change much with a different (more expensive) frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By smashndash

OK I promised to make a video so here it is: ...

OK I promised to make a video so here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAndXiqsf_8

I'm fully prepared to be mercilessly roasted over this. But the point is that 150ish RPM out of the saddle...
01-12-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By canklecat

When using that bike calculator, be sure to...

When using that bike calculator, be sure to adjust for time appropriately. The calculator oddly uses hundredths of a minute, rather than 60 seconds per minute. So if our time on a particular segment...
01-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yup to that last sentence. Strava power estimates...

Yup to that last sentence. Strava power estimates are almost useless except for climbing long steady gradients, steep enough that aero is not a consideration, and then only if one has a wheel sensor....
01-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,308
Posted By sabele

No, don't put a kick stand on it! Use the curb...

No, don't put a kick stand on it! Use the curb by rotating the pedal facing the curb to rest on the curb behind bottom dead center. The bike will tend to move forward but cannot so the pedal will...
01-11-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By shoota

That, and because the tread wears away and gets...

That, and because the tread wears away and gets thinner and therefore less protective.
01-10-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By unterhausen

I think the big hazard on gravel is glass shards....

I think the big hazard on gravel is glass shards. Wire would be somewhat less common, although one of the closed roads in the nearby forest had tire tracks last summer, so who knows?
01-10-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By rosefarts

Definitely from a car tire. Nearly...

Definitely from a car tire.

Nearly everything on the road is from cars. On pavement this includes bungee cords, broken glasses, random shoes, diapers, broken kitchen appliances, bottles, cans,...
01-10-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By DrIsotope

Ninety nine times out of a hundred, the piece of...

Ninety nine times out of a hundred, the piece of wire you find stuck in your bike tire one resided inside an automobile tire's steel belting. Unless you're fond of riding through construction sites,...
01-09-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,250
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's not just the slickness of the thread that...

It's not just the slickness of the thread that makes a performance difference, but the entire design of the tire including the sidewalls. If you really want to notice a difference pony up and go all...
01-08-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By bluehills3149

If you're talking budget groupsets, check out...

If you're talking budget groupsets, check out LTWOO R9. You can get an 11 spd shifter with front and rear derailleurs (Shimano 11spd compatible they claim) for under a $100.
...
01-08-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Hermes

I am training about 8 hours per week on a 4...

I am training about 8 hours per week on a 4 session schedule. Included in the 8 hours is warmup and to an extent warm down. I still get a lot of z1 whether I want it or not but my focus is more about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By smashndash

Covid makes this a bit complicated, but I would...

Covid makes this a bit complicated, but I would recommend trying out a close friend's bike if possible. Ideally a high end one that you know is stiff.

My biggest reason for using SPD-SL pedals is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By smashndash

I'm gonna be a contrarian in this thread. This...

I'm gonna be a contrarian in this thread. This should be fun.

I weigh more than you. 145ish lbs. I run narrower tires than you (25mm). I run similar pressure to you (55ish psi, but I've run 45...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! I don't ride paved routes often with...

Thanks!

I don't ride paved routes often with this bike, but looking back at riding a paved rail-trail (straight trail, limited stops), I was averaging over 19 mph over a 6 mile stretch (might have...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By Hypno Toad

Short answer: yes! I was 4th place for...

Short answer: yes!

I was 4th place for fatbikes at the 2017 Filthy 50 (https://thefilthy50.com/2017results) with an average speed of 17.6 mph. The fastest fatbike finished with an average speed...
01-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Thatís a painting I did several years ago of a...
01-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,920
Posted By Trevtassie

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a...

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a "tough on crime" justice system to reduce crime rates. It's much cheaper and nicer to have a decent social security system and social medicine system so...
01-03-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,930
Posted By cruiserhead

drink before you're thirsty, eat before you're...

drink before you're thirsty, eat before you're hungry
doesn't take much, maybe 100 calories per hour. allow your body to properly recover and build.
01-03-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By shoota

You can leave it, probably nothing will happen.

You can leave it, probably nothing will happen.
01-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By shoota

Just super glue the cuts shut and ride on.

Just super glue the cuts shut and ride on.
01-02-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Hermes

I cannot help with doing repeated 500 meter...

I cannot help with doing repeated 500 meter efforts between traffic lights. You are on your own.

By definition, sprints are approximately 200 meter maximum efforts and generally around 20 pedal...
01-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By spelger

Try a different time of day maybe?

Try a different time of day maybe?
01-01-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,930
Posted By Het Volk

first of all - what are you trying to win? ...

first of all - what are you trying to win? Because worrying about weight on a solo ride seems to be misguided.

secondly - I used to do three hour on an empty stomach rides as part of my training...
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