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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By DaveLeeNC

When the 23 that I have on the rear wears out, I...

When the 23 that I have on the rear wears out, I plan to replace it with a 25. But 23 is the biggest that fits on the front, so I will be riding 25R and 23F.

dave
07-18-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Tim's comment 'you better get to work' is...

Tim's comment 'you better get to work' is interesting to me.

Most of my endurance performance experience is as a marathon runner back in the late 70's and early 80's (I have run 10 marathons)....
07-16-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Tim, thanks for the very helpful input. ...

Tim, thanks for the very helpful input.

Regarding your trainer suggestion, my version of that is item #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) in the original post.
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07-16-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Hmm, that is very interesting (re: route data)....

Hmm, that is very interesting (re: route data). That does change my perspective somewhat. Do you have any idea what the interval is on a RideWithGPS 'route'? Thanks.

I do most of my riding in...
07-16-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Hopefully, this was clear. I thought your...

Hopefully, this was clear. I thought your comments were pretty much 'spot on' (re: pointing out the 'muscular nature' of this effort).

dave
07-15-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am not sure where Carbonfiberboy got his info...

I am not sure where Carbonfiberboy got his info regarding this climb. Just go to RideWithGPS ( https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15981808 ) and you will find short segments of 14+% all over the place.
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07-15-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Just some general comments. I had started a...

Just some general comments.

I had started a somewhat similar thread not long ago in the context of Brasstown Bald. It has a similar issue with Six Gaps but a more extreme max slope (and overall...
07-14-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Very interesting - thanks again. dave

Very interesting - thanks again.

dave
07-14-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

rm - thanks for the comments. I have 2014 Campy...

rm - thanks for the comments. I have 2014 Campy Chorus (11 sp). I was under the impression that my RD just couldn't handle anything bigger than a 29 (regardless of what you might put on the...
07-14-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Hmm, I thought that I just posted this. Going...

Hmm, I thought that I just posted this. Going lower would require an RD change (or at least some kind of RD extender thingey). I don't really want to do this just for one ride. Heck, my 34/27 is...
07-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Six Gap Century Training

I have decided that riding the Six Gap Century ( https://www.6gap.com/ ) within 6 weeks of my 70th birthday would be a worth goal. I have ridden two other centuries so I am not completely out of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By DaveLeeNC

If you believe that 'standard' recommended psi...

If you believe that 'standard' recommended psi vs. wheel load chart generated long ago, (e.g., https://i.stack.imgur.com/9RFfR.png ) and you assume that my spec'ed 23 mm tires are about 2 mm less...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Well, I found the problem. First I watched the...

Well, I found the problem. First I watched the TdF that we had recorded. Fortunately for me my wife has become something of a pro cycling fan - she has more opinions about this than the typical BF...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The 2nd cut did not show up in the pic. I drew it...

The 2nd cut did not show up in the pic. I drew it in as the small red line. Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By DaveLeeNC

There have been times that I have had to use tire...

There have been times that I have had to use tire levers to install a tire. I don't think that this is the case with the particular tire/tube, but I cannot be certain of that. I am pretty cautious...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the response. That makes sense but (to...

Thanks for the response. That makes sense but (to me) is inconsistent with both the angles of the slashes and the fact that there are two of them 5 mm apart. Then again - it isn't like I have an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Is This a SnakeBite Puncture (w/Pic)

I was out on a normal ride today and had a flat. I weigh 160 lbs and am riding Conti GP 5000 (23mm) clincher tires that measure 25mm. I am pushing limits on tire pressure and riding at 80 pounds in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,046
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The problem with that is if you have been out of...

The problem with that is if you have been out of cell coverage for a half hour, crash, and you are unconscious on the side of the road (unseen), your tracking has very little value.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,046
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I know little about them, but the 'SPOT services...

I know little about them, but the 'SPOT services and devices' ( https://www.findmespot.com/en/ ) might offer a solution here. I guess if you have crappy cell service, then you probably don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Cycling Shoes 'Lacing Options'

I need a new pair of cycling shoes because the 'lacing' on both pairs that I own have failed.

1) Pair #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) has those plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,128
Posted By DaveLeeNC

When it comes to running "the world's fastest...

When it comes to running "the world's fastest human" is pretty much accepted to be the person who can cover 100 meters in the shortest time from a standing (zero speed) start. In cycling there is no...
07-07-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,755
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I always carry mine in a ziplock when I am riding...

I always carry mine in a ziplock when I am riding (I generate a ton of sweat). One day I just dropped my phone into a ziplock bag and somehow (have no idea how) this particular ziplock bag had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I 'violated' my own rule and turned on my...

FWIW, I 'violated' my own rule and turned on my Garmin 800 on a ride yesterday. No big surprises, the world didn't stop turning, but I probably will not be doing that on a regular basis. Mostly I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Wow - you must have really hairy arms :roflmao: ...

Wow - you must have really hairy arms :roflmao:

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Coolibar makes a number of products designed for...

Coolibar makes a number of products designed for folks who want sun protection while doing various outdoor things. My wife likes them for her summer tennis matches.

dave
06-30-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Garmin single sided vector pedals are sold as a...

Garmin single sided vector pedals are sold as a pair of pedals, but power is measured on one side only.

dave
06-30-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,915
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, angular momentum is not the source of...

FWIW, angular momentum is not the source of balance in a bicycle. dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I recently changed from 23 mm Gatorskin tires and...

I recently changed from 23 mm Gatorskin tires and 'normal tire pressures (Velocity A23 rims and 95'ish pounds tire pressure front/back), to Conti GP 5000 tires (23mm) and 75 lbs front, 80 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

What specific numbers are you referring to with...

What specific numbers are you referring to with 'the number gives quantifiable objectives of what WAS done." Some numbers give history (kjoules, average speed, distance, etc). And some #'s give what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Your heart rate is (from what I know) unusually...

Your heart rate is (from what I know) unusually low for the work you are doing. HR based estimates are not going to be very useful for you, I believe.

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A major congratulations to you on obviously...

A major congratulations to you on obviously making a huge change in your over-all health trajectory.

dave
06-26-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,422
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I vacationed on Sanibel Island, Fl earlier this...

I vacationed on Sanibel Island, Fl earlier this year. Not really good road biking country but on about any ride the high to low elevation change was maybe 10 feet. Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I would make one VERY important change to the...

I would make one VERY important change to the above. A PM is a great way to TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW (as well as being a historical record).

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't think this is the answer you are looking...

I don't think this is the answer you are looking for, but up requires that you increase your energy output per unit of time (for a fixed time interval) while right requires that you maintain your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am not sure that I understand the question, but...

I am not sure that I understand the question, but 5000 watts of output for 1 second is 5000 joules put into the system. And 1 watt of output for 5000 seconds is also 5000 joules put into the system....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Then this sounds like progress and (I assume) you...

Then this sounds like progress and (I assume) you would agree that for an endurance workout with specific exertion targets, that a power meter would be a excellent way to monitor said workout.

dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

For the cases of X being small (say under 5...

For the cases of X being small (say under 5 seconds), vs being kind of intermediate (say 20 seconds), vs long (say 20 minutes), these are all very different physiological processes....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

How exactly does this 'only training to the point...

How exactly does this 'only training to the point of fatigue work'. If I were to seriously take up training for something like maybe a competitive hundred mile bike ride of some form (just to pick...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

You really do need a sense of what can and cannot...

You really do need a sense of what can and cannot be done. What I did was not elite performance, even on an age adjusted basis. I am not (or was not) even the fastest guy around my age in the area...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

True story here. I ran the Boston Marathon the...

True story here. I ran the Boston Marathon the year that Rosie Ruiz "won" the event. I ran with a friend who was a tad faster than me. The pace felt really fast but somehow I did not see a mileage...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Regarding your statement "The old guys here and...

Regarding your statement "The old guys here and their tall tales...I tell you...sigh."

I guess that I should add that the kids here have no idea what can and cannot be done, and should be paying...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,306
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This was a long time ago. I played regularly in a...

This was a long time ago. I played regularly in a golf group of about 16 guys. We were getting started when 'Tom' drove up and my cart partner says "looks like Tom's son is in town". I asked how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I was 66 when I did it. Do you also want the...

I was 66 when I did it. Do you also want the power file?

https://www.strava.com/activities/444924309

dave

ps. The really strange route was picked to (mostly) avoid chipseal surfaces.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is an argument? How about "show me somebody...

This is an argument? How about "show me somebody with n inches of extra fatroll around their belly and I will show you someone with n+1 inches of fatroll around their belly who is faster, proving...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Training without power and competing without...

Training without power and competing without power are very different things. What percentage of the starting TdF field do you think never uses power in training?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Speed matters. But on any given day it may or may...

Speed matters. But on any given day it may or may not be a meaningful comparison with other rides. Surfaces vary. Elevation varies. Wind varies (and this can be a huge deal even with a constant wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Power (avg or normalized) is the parameter that...

Power (avg or normalized) is the parameter that defines "degradation". So it is the one parameter that I don't want to see right now. I suspect there will be a point down the road where that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A quick update on where this all stands. In...

A quick update on where this all stands.

In a nutshell I have mostly 'fixed' my chipseal issues on my existing bike without having to spend much $ (and I do like my current bike, BTW)

1) I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,306
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I will often combine a bike ride with local...

FWIW, I will often combine a bike ride with local errands. And when I run an errand I do NOT like to clomp around in cleats or cleats with some kind of thing on them. I have found a running shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,005
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Riding "Measurement Free"

For context I have been riding around 150 to 200 miles per week pretty regularly since 2015, although that dropped off a bit the past 12 to 18 months. Other than a timed solo 50 miler just to see...
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