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02-01-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By colombo357

Dehydration is pretty normal, but it's also a...

Dehydration is pretty normal, but it's also a sign that you've burned a lot of glycogen.

The body holds about 2400 kCals or 600g of glycogen between the muscles and the liver. The body also...
06-12-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,889
Posted By colombo357

Carbon's already giving aluminum a run for its...

Carbon's already giving aluminum a run for its money cost-wise (what it costs to the manufacturer).

Of course, that doesn't mean that manufacturers will make any adjustments price-wise (what it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By colombo357

Chains care about watts, not weight. Well,...

Chains care about watts, not weight.

Well, more specifically, torque on the crank arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By colombo357

He's going to be running both the old and the new...

He's going to be running both the old and the new cassette. One on the Tacx, one on the rear wheel.
04-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By colombo357

Nice choice. You won't be disappointed. I...

Nice choice. You won't be disappointed.

I know you said "no interest in downhill" in your original post, but with a capable trail bike like the StumpJumper, your opinion may change in time.
04-08-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By colombo357

With your road background, I might suggest an XC...

With your road background, I might suggest an XC hardtail with fast rolling tires and 29" wheels.
...
04-05-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By colombo357

The price of MTBs have gone way up in the last 10...

The price of MTBs have gone way up in the last 10 or so years, significantly outpacing inflation, so you might be in for some sticker shock.

How firm is your budget?

What kind of road bike(s)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,120
Posted By colombo357

The guys who previously replied to this thread,...

The guys who previously replied to this thread, talking about Strava QOMs, have probably never pinned a race number.

There are some very fast women out there who can hang with the men in the...
03-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,453
Posted By colombo357

I just hope the usual road traffic doesn't get...

I just hope the usual road traffic doesn't get replaced with homicidal maniacs.

Staying at home with nothing to do for certain groups of people means lots and lots of drinking.
03-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By colombo357

Do you have COVID 19?

Do you have COVID 19?
03-14-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By colombo357

Yes, and that strategy should be so ingrained...

Yes, and that strategy should be so ingrained that it's practically like muscle memory.

Hanging onto a guy's wheel within 6-12" in a fast 22-24mph club ride is just not the same as doing the same...
03-13-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,155
Posted By colombo357

I have an MP1. It won't magically make indoor...

I have an MP1. It won't magically make indoor riding comfortable, but the difference is noticeable. Aside from the rocking, which slightly relieves pressure, it's the ability to resist shock from...
03-13-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By colombo357

You have the numbers. Clearly your training has...

You have the numbers. Clearly your training has paid off.

Now it's time to learn how to race, which you'll only get by racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,954
Posted By colombo357

I have dedicated race shoes that I broke in over...

I have dedicated race shoes that I broke in over a few weeks on the indoor trainer.

Nothing wrong with having pristine gear for race day. Every mental bump, even if not performance related,...
01-04-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,493
Posted By colombo357

Crappy situation indeed, but not too surprising. ...

Crappy situation indeed, but not too surprising.

It's been what, 7 months since his crash where he basically broke everything?

I think they should've planned on a 2 year recovery runway...
01-04-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By colombo357

What are you talking about? I said "thank...

What are you talking about?

I said "thank you", you ingrate. Why are you so rude?
01-03-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By colombo357

Thanks for answering the 9 year old question.

Thanks for answering the 9 year old question.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,471
Posted By colombo357

Every time I buy a new bike, I buy two. One for...

Every time I buy a new bike, I buy two. One for the road, one for the trainer.

It costs more that way, but hey, money ain't a thang.
01-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

No, you just don't have the mental capacity to...

No, you just don't have the mental capacity to connect the dots yourself.

Robert Gesink did not contend for Stage 7 like most other riders in the tour that day. Anyone who doesn't contend for a...
01-02-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

I'm talking to a brick wall here. Do you...

I'm talking to a brick wall here.

Do you even ride?
01-02-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

Your words, not mine. Reread Post #3...

Your words, not mine.

Reread Post #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) and Post #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .

...
01-02-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

Maybe. 10+ years ago. These days we have...

Maybe. 10+ years ago.

These days we have things like Youtube and Strava to deduce actual power numbers, even when riders try to downplay them.
12-31-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By colombo357

Yeah, damn Ineos for buying the best athletes to...

Yeah, damn Ineos for buying the best athletes to join their team.

And damn the riders for accepting high salaries and the promise of access to the best equipment, training facilities/programs, and...
12-31-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

When he enters a stage race, he has one goal in...

When he enters a stage race, he has one goal in mind, to win sprint stages.

In any climbing or TT stage, his singular objective is to conserve energy. The difference in effort and fatigue between...
12-31-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

Well, he's 30 years old. He wins Pro/1/2...

Well, he's 30 years old.

He wins Pro/1/2 crits. Lots of them. All of his training centers around winning crits, through constant accelerations and aggressive positioning tactics.

Very...
12-31-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

I'm sure he would not be competitive at the...

I'm sure he would not be competitive at the WorldTour level.

But there's a big difference between that and getting dropped 70 miles into a 100 mile flat stage.
12-31-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,779
Posted By colombo357

Ridiculous. Top US crit racers all have...

Ridiculous.

Top US crit racers all have 400w+ FTPs and will easily hang with the WorldTour peloton on the flats. To suggest that Justin Williams will get dropped doing 250 watts (typical power...
12-31-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,199
Posted By colombo357

They should make an example out of those rangers...

They should make an example out of those rangers and execute them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,026
Posted By colombo357

The war is over. Disc brakes won. While...

The war is over. Disc brakes won.

While plenty of people will still be buying rim brake bikes over the next few years, just about all of the the R&D from the big brands in wheels and frames is now...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,421
Posted By colombo357

What is this, Pawn Stars? Sell the broken...

What is this, Pawn Stars?

Sell the broken frame as-is and absolve yourself of any liability for a repair.
12-05-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,181
Posted By colombo357

For climbing, you're primarily looking at the leg...

For climbing, you're primarily looking at the leg group.

As for technique, the key is to pin it.
12-04-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,762
Posted By colombo357

Yea MTB was real popular in the 80s. Everyone,...

Yea MTB was real popular in the 80s. Everyone, all 5 of those people, loved their rigid forks.

What happened to your "bike store"?
12-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By colombo357

It really isn't.

It really isn't.
12-04-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,181
Posted By colombo357

Strength training helps with your durability and...

Strength training helps with your durability and is absolutely recommended.

However, by itself, it won't do anything for your speed in any sort of sustained effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,511
Posted By colombo357

Carbon fiber, like titanium, is inert. It...

Carbon fiber, like titanium, is inert.

It does not care about the elements.

Metal directly in contact with carbon is a different story, where the metal (not the carbon) is susceptible to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,880
Posted By colombo357

Good lord that is ugly AF. JMHO.

Good lord that is ugly AF.

JMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,511
Posted By colombo357

Nice paint job, but what did they actually do...

Nice paint job, but what did they actually do besides sand and epoxy fill?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,511
Posted By colombo357

Your bike is fine. A "repair" for something...

Your bike is fine.

A "repair" for something like that is a joke. You can't repair carbon fiber without layering on new cloth, which isn't going to happen on such minor damage.

What you're...
11-30-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,136
Posted By colombo357

Hee haw.

Hee haw.
11-27-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,136
Posted By colombo357

He said he wanted to ride the Giro before...

He said he wanted to ride the Giro before retiring.

He didn't say that the Giro would be his last race.

Reporters are f'in morons.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,620
Posted By colombo357

I tend to agree with you. Walmart is just a...

I tend to agree with you.

Walmart is just a POS retailer. They don't provide any value to the consumer. They simply offer low prices by abusing their suppliers.

Their MO is simple. Ask for rock...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,062
Posted By colombo357

1. All else equal, 2x20s are harder and more...

1. All else equal, 2x20s are harder and more effective. That said, 4x10s will sometimes be at a higher % of FTP, in some cases 100%. Just depends on your objectives for the day. Good to mix it up.
...
11-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By colombo357

Yes and no.

Yes and no.
Replies: 73
Views: 30,895
Posted By colombo357

Thumbs down Well maybe try harder then. And yea, all...

Well maybe try harder then.

And yea, all products are the same. There are no differences in quality on any product, ever. Walmart bikes are as good as the best of them.
Replies: 73
Views: 30,895
Posted By colombo357

Wow looks great. Can't even tell it's there. ...

Wow looks great. Can't even tell it's there.

:twitchy:
11-01-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,671
Posted By colombo357

For me, maintaining weight is important but not...

For me, maintaining weight is important but not as important as power output. Given the choice, I'll take watts over weight loss any day of the week, even if watts/kg dips a little, within reason. ...
10-28-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,593
Posted By colombo357

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!...

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction! Probably saved me days of scouring!
10-28-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By colombo357

Also, to directly answer the question in your...

Also, to directly answer the question in your thread title, the answer is quite simply to raise your FTP, which includes all sorts of workouts below, at, and above threshold.
10-28-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,338
Posted By colombo357

Is synthetic estrogen a banned substance by WADA?

Is synthetic estrogen a banned substance by WADA?
10-28-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By colombo357

I removed the E-thirteen chain guide off my Nomad...

I removed the E-thirteen chain guide off my Nomad 4 because it was robbing serious power.

What's the condition of your chainring and your chain? I'd swap the ring first. Adding a guide is like...
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