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01-21-21, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Ursula

Thanks very much for your thoughtful advice!

Thanks very much for your thoughtful advice!
01-21-21, 01:23 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Isn't tracking (or planning) TSS more objective...

Isn't tracking (or planning) TSS more objective than Joules? Like, that's gonna be easier for a bigger rider.
01-21-21, 01:21 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

The U.S.A. never really dealt properly with bikes...

The U.S.A. never really dealt properly with bikes as transportation, and thus we get stupid stuff like "must be able to skid on level pavement" as a benchmark. The U.K. began mandating a separate...
01-21-21, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Trakhak

Not a "mindset"; the use of brakes is prohibited...

Not a "mindset"; the use of brakes is prohibited in track racing.
01-21-21, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Mikefule

In most jurisdictions, at least one brake is a...

In most jurisdictions, at least one brake is a legal requirement.

Brakes give more stopping power than just applying back pressure to the pedals, and more control than doing a "fixie skid".

In...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Koyote

To me, aesthetically, a shallower stem angle...

To me, aesthetically, a shallower stem angle combined with more spacers is more attractive.

As far as your position on the bike, either will work.
01-20-21, 11:30 AM
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Views: 782
Posted By hubcyclist

yeah, why bother with cardiovascular improvement...

yeah, why bother with cardiovascular improvement when you can just go slow and stagnate
01-19-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,213
Posted By IronM

Awesome! A few years ago I had some heart...

Awesome!
A few years ago I had some heart issues & had to do a stress test. They hooked me up, put me on the treadmill and told me to go until I couldn't. So I did. The kept ramping up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By dsmyth12

Starting Point for FTP

New cyclist here. 19 years old. I got my first road bike about three weeks ago and have clocked up around 800km so far. I did an FTP test yesterday. It has my current FTP at 257 watts or 3.21 w/kg...
01-19-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By spelger

if sweat is evaporated at the same rate as it is...

if sweat is evaporated at the same rate as it is produced does that mean you do not sweat? just because you cannot see it does not mean you don't sweat. you sweat the same amount (give or take). on...
01-19-21, 03:24 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And speaking of wind, I always check the airport...

And speaking of wind, I always check the airport readings because, well, they actually care. The TV weather people are more focused on temperature but I think wind is important too. And on a couple...
01-19-21, 02:25 PM
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Views: 297
Posted By mack_turtle

keep pumping. do it outside. consider wearing...

keep pumping. do it outside. consider wearing hearing protection as it might be loud. warn anyone who lives with you that your tire is about to make a few loud pops. the tire should seat evenly with...
01-19-21, 10:00 AM
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Posted By TMonk

rest week randomness, finishing up 30 min on the...

rest week randomness, finishing up 30 min on the trainer right now (Z1) and am heading out for a 15 min jog in a few minutes. you know, to get some impact. will spin out the legs for another 5-10...
01-19-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By Phil_gretz

I believe that the OP was unable to frame the...

I believe that the OP was unable to frame the question that he really had in mind.

And the answer is no, they will not - populations live pretty much exactly as predicted. That's why actuaries...
01-18-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,213
Posted By gkeep

I'll be 63 in a few weeks and get inspired by a...

I'll be 63 in a few weeks and get inspired by a couple of neighbors all the time. My neighbor Rod is 75, his wife, well I don't ask... They regularly ride 15-30 miles 4 or 5 times a week. Sometimes...
01-18-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By genejockey

Even in a 55 degree garage, with two box fans on...

Even in a 55 degree garage, with two box fans on high blowing on me, I STILL sweat profusely. I ended up using one of those Halo sweatbands with a little gutter that deflects it to the sides so it...
01-15-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,124
Posted By Speedway2

The older I get the less I care about shifting...

The older I get the less I care about shifting gears and hammering it. My best rides are solo and at my pace.
My Riding Style? I prefer to take my Single Speeds. One is 42/17 the other is 42/16....
01-15-21, 10:15 PM
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Views: 1,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

It's about gear inches not necessarily which...

It's about gear inches not necessarily which crank ring you prefer.
I went with a 46-30 crankset so I would make full use of the 12-27 cassette 10 speed. Works great for my riding style and climbing...
01-15-21, 05:31 PM
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Posted By sean.hwy

For the hills around me I need a 1 to 1 ratio....

For the hills around me I need a 1 to 1 ratio. front 30 rear 30. My bike came with 52/36 spider chainring. I special ordered a 46/30 spider chainring from England.
I am not any faster up the hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By mstateglfr

If you dont want to not spoil your bike's look,...

If you dont want to not spoil your bike's look, then get one of those magicshine things with an external battery pack that can apparently be seen from orbit. All the wires and whatnot will really...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By WhyFi

I think that the best way to go about it is to go...

I think that the best way to go about it is to go with a good out-front combo mount (assuming that you're also using a computer) that's stem mounted. They tuck the light under the computer, which...
01-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By Thomas15

I used for over a year a Zwift supported dumb...

I used for over a year a Zwift supported dumb trainer, mine is a Kinetic Road Machine with InRide3. During that year I did a lot of climbing, a lot.


My understanding is that Zwift came up with a...
01-15-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By msu2001la

I do all my training on a unicycle. Simplest of...

I do all my training on a unicycle. Simplest of all.
01-14-21, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta 3 laps of 30” on 1’ off workout and then 2...

Fiesta 3 laps of 30” on 1’ off workout and then 2 laps of tempo. 72 degrees, sunny, light winds. I continue to rip the pedals off the bike.
01-14-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By genejockey

I did that earlier this year, using a video...

I did that earlier this year, using a video someone recorded of climbing Old La Honda Rd in Woodside, and using my memory of it to adjust the gearing to how it feels at certain points - like the 20%...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,319
Posted By RoadKill

No real specific cut off time for me but my...

No real specific cut off time for me but my cutoff is related to sunrise/sunset. Most of the Phoenix area is a nearly perfect N/S/E/W grid and there is a good amount of time where the sun can be...
01-14-21, 10:05 AM
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Views: 841
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Slow falls are the worst. See post 4. They give...

Slow falls are the worst. See post 4. They give you too much time to react wrongly. Blam! is better. OTOH overcooking a turn and going off into the trees or into a stone wall or barrier is not good....
01-14-21, 07:27 AM
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Views: 2,871
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking...

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking down will take a few rides to get used to. I hook my thumb on the top tube so I'm not just stabbing at the air reaching for them.
01-13-21, 02:51 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Perfect. Great progress for him! I remember in...

Perfect. Great progress for him! I remember in April WR Jr was struggling to hold 15mph. It moves fast. Enjoy!
01-13-21, 09:44 AM
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Views: 607
Posted By topflightpro

Ziplock bags are going to be your best bet. They...

Ziplock bags are going to be your best bet. They are cheaper and easier to use than pretty much anything else.

I tend to go with quart size freezer bags. Even when the seal stops working, just...
01-13-21, 09:17 AM
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Views: 2,378
Posted By chaadster

Ah. Carville, perhaps?

Ah. Carville, perhaps?
01-13-21, 08:40 AM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By burnthesheep

Time in position matters a good bit on the TT...

Time in position matters a good bit on the TT bike for the longer segments. Shorter ones in the 5min and less range, sure, it won't matter at all. Just set it up safely and hunker down.

Just to...
01-13-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Hmmm

What are you using now? I purchased the basic...

What are you using now? I purchased the basic Shimano PD-M520 and have loved them. Iíve ridden a few very muddy CX races (As well as muddy gravel rides) and have never had a problem. I actually...
01-13-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,404
Posted By geeteeiii

I am from Estonia.

I am from Estonia.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-21, 08:40 PM
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Posted By steeljunkie

Another high school teacher - but not for long. Retiring in June 2021!

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Not everyone likes them, but my LHT with a basket is the best commuting/touring...
01-12-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By hubcyclist

I keep my basement window open and I get the temp...

I keep my basement window open and I get the temp down to the upper 40's/low 50's, I have 3 fans (2 lasko pro performance fans, 1 lasko cyclone). Just bibs, no jersey. I need all the cooling I can...
01-12-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,487
Posted By rubiksoval

I've gotten my time trial bike set up after...

I've gotten my time trial bike set up after having it hang on the wall for the last four years. I'm seriously contemplating taking every KOM within a 10 mile radius of my house now. Every single one....
01-12-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,487
Posted By gregf83

Menu->Training->Strava Live Segments->Segment...

Menu->Training->Strava Live Segments->Segment Options
01-12-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15,836
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Posted By Hermes

Fiesta TTT Tuesday. What a great day for a time...

Fiesta TTT Tuesday. What a great day for a time trial - mid 60s, water was like glass and 8 person rowing teams on the water. 20K into Strava. Another chainless day.
01-12-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,213
Posted By fastcarbon

Yes but isn't it great for the ego?

Yes but isn't it great for the ego?
01-12-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

My 9 y/o started riding (like we got him to ride...

My 9 y/o started riding (like we got him to ride without training wheels) in March and in April I got him a used road bike, which he begged me for (and of course the novelty wore off and he didn't...
01-12-21, 02:22 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Ramp test last night. ~328W FTP again, for the...

Ramp test last night. ~328W FTP again, for the third month. I think I may be able to kick the plateau by March when the warmer temps allow full effort intervals more easily. The cold weather clothing...
01-12-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bikerider007

Great fresh post and info. Cool story on the...

Great fresh post and info. Cool story on the factory.

I have a couple USSR/Russian related things. A XB3 track frame I built up with some cool spare parts. Also, one of those controversial...
01-11-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,213
Posted By fastcarbon

Do you really feel younger as a result of cycling

I am 78 and have ridden seriously for 40 years. I have a coach and train 6 days a week and do an 8 mile trail run with 600 feet of climbing on the 7th day. Garmin says my fitness is age 20 and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,965
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I don't know. I've never gotten rid of a road...

I don't know. I've never gotten rid of a road bike.
01-11-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By fifty150

I just bought this stand. Feedback sports. They...

I just bought this stand. Feedback sports. They sell a Pro Version but its a lot more. Good price for a quality stand. Easily portable but solidity built. $139.99 free shipping.
...
01-10-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By LadyMuMu

I ended up just buying a great pair of winter...

I ended up just buying a great pair of winter biking pants and gloves instead. When it's not too icy, I ride outside now. After seeing all the responses, I realized that I already spend a LOT of time...
01-10-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15,836
Views: 931,291
Posted By hubcyclist

Had 7x10 sweet spot between 88-94%, supposedly...

Had 7x10 sweet spot between 88-94%, supposedly easier than yesterday of 3x30 at 90% but today was tougher with the residual fatigue or something. Ctl is at 89 and tsb -17, one more work week in this...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Koulou

After my last response, I was leaning towards the...

After my last response, I was leaning towards the Marathon Supreme, which appears to be a significantly faster tyre than the Marathon Plus, while being decently puncture-resistant (a bit less than...
01-10-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
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,...
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