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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 197
Posted By WhyFi

I thought that that's all that RideSense was -...

I thought that that's all that RideSense was - speed and cadence - and that they offered power via the Power Pro cranksets?
10-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,108
Posted By restlessswind

It's called personal space. No different than...

It's called personal space. No different than tailgating in a car. If he wanted to draft, then ask me. I don't understand rudeness!
10-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,108
Posted By Ross520

It's a safety issue...

It's a safety issue...
10-08-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By gregf83

Sounds like your trainer power reading may be...

Sounds like your trainer power reading may be off. Forget about distance and elevation and just get the time in. Also, agree with Marcus about getting as big a fan as possible. In the winter I have...
10-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,789
Posted By Syscrush

I finally got out for a dedicated training ride -...

I finally got out for a dedicated training ride - I consider this a "pre-baseline", where my real baseline ride will be once I'm set up with a power meter & computer (hopefully before the snow...
10-07-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By sumgy

Well that was 40 seconds of my life I will never...

Well that was 40 seconds of my life I will never get back.
10-05-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,100
Posted By jrhoneOC

I was up to one of the heaviest i had ever been. ...

I was up to one of the heaviest i had ever been. 230. Im 5’ 10” tall and while thats not huge it was still uncomfortable. Just turned 50 and the weight wasnt healthy. Was having a hard time doing...
10-03-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By MinnMan

I don't want to turn this thread into my personal...

I don't want to turn this thread into my personal training log, with the very helpful Hermes as my (very underpaid) coach. So I'll just add one report and let the thread die unless others want to...
10-02-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I finally got a PM for my bike and now I can see...

I finally got a PM for my bike and now I can see exactly how much drop-off there is in my resistance rollers' fluid unit. The resistance drops off for at least an hour and gets too hot to touch....
10-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By caloso

Yes, my understanding is that there's a known and...

Yes, my understanding is that there's a known and reliable resistance curve plotted against RPM. If you know the RPM (from the magnet), you can write an algorithm that tracks the curve, and the...
10-02-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By livedarklions

I'd be a lot more sympathetic to this argument if...

I'd be a lot more sympathetic to this argument if the guy's actions and arguing hadn't prolonged the encounter wayyyy beyond the point where the officer tried to end it.

He's told he's free to go...
10-01-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By Milton Keynes

The cop erroneously stopped him due to his...

The cop erroneously stopped him due to his misunderstanding of the law. If the guy had a warrant he'd have gone to jail regardless. They wouldn't kick him loose just because the cop misunderstood...
09-30-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,830
Posted By livedarklions

LOL! Talk about deflection! Maybe your screen...

LOL! Talk about deflection! Maybe your screen name should be Deflecto because I don't think you've ever ridden on a hill..
09-30-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,830
Posted By livedarklions

So let me get this straight, you think that...

So let me get this straight, you think that speeding up to go up a hill, rounding a corner slow enough to perceive and avoid a leash across the road (a circumstance I've never encountered anywhere)...
09-29-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By SactoDoug

What you are saying makes no sense. Infractions,...

What you are saying makes no sense. Infractions, such as speeding and not having correct lights on your bike, are the lowest level of crime and are below misdemeanor. If an officer cannot detain a...
09-27-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,679
Posted By alloo

I'm going to try and be a four season commuter.

I'm going to try and be a four season commuter.
09-27-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By burnthesheep

3 minutes for reps, they're a 1:1 work ratio. 6...

3 minutes for reps, they're a 1:1 work ratio. 6 minutes between sets. They suck. Spin maybe 100w to 150w max between reps.

Adjust the % from 120 to be able to finish or do them all. If you do...
09-27-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By subgrade

I don't think any of my bikes throughout...

I don't think any of my bikes throughout childhood and adolescence ever had a completely true wheel. Never had a problem with that.
09-26-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know of ANY jurisdictions in either...

I don't know of ANY jurisdictions in either Canada or the United States where a pedestrian is required by LAW to have either a red reflector or a red light (visible from a certain distance) on them....
09-25-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Lemond1985

Fignon must've known the rules inside and out,...

Fignon must've known the rules inside and out, when he famously tossed that water bottle at the CBS camera crew in the '88 Tour (he was hanging onto the team car).
...
09-25-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By redlude97

What is your FTP? That is ~200-300w avg for 5...

What is your FTP? That is ~200-300w avg for 5 hours. At Z2 you might be close to 50% fat oxidation, but at close to 100% FTP(~90% V02max) you are almost 0% fat. The distribution of the ride will...
09-25-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW, make sure those are power meter KJ and not...

FWIW, make sure those are power meter KJ and not calories.

If those are KJ per hour, time to sign up for some stuff. As 900 KJ an hour outdoors is around 250w average power per hour. I say...
09-25-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,789
Posted By Syscrush

Because this is a training & nutrition forum, I...

Because this is a training & nutrition forum, I wanna share a bit about my experience so far with doing intermittent fasting for weight loss plus cycling for fitness.

First, like anything related...
09-25-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Nothing is likely to change your belief in the...

Nothing is likely to change your belief in the character of cops who have any interaction with bicyclists. Your search for specific type of YouTube videos on this topic to post on BF are only meant...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,782
Posted By rubiksoval

As much as I dislike resorting to a cut and...

As much as I dislike resorting to a cut and paste, I'm not going to pretend I'm a scientist, so I will defer to my elementary understanding of the matter based on articles like the one below.

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09-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By Daniel4

Just get a bloody light.

Just get a bloody light.
09-24-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,195
Posted By nomadmax

I fully support that rider's right to ride at...

I fully support that rider's right to ride at night without a tail light. Clearly, it will sort itself out in due time.
09-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By Kapusta

20 pages of replies and maybe 10 posts that...

20 pages of replies and maybe 10 posts that actually address the OPs point.

That’s actually pretty good by BF standards.
09-19-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,699
Posted By radroad

Amazingly, world champion level chess players...

Amazingly, world champion level chess players burn three THOUSAND calories a day just sitting and playing chess!
...
09-19-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,030
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's not like you're either underweight or...

It's not like you're either underweight or diabetic.
09-19-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By elcruxio

Just out of curiosity, how do you measure your...

Just out of curiosity, how do you measure your braking and cornering forces and how do you relate those to brake lever pressure?

Also it'd be wise to refrain from yelling fallacy if you can't...
09-19-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By Happy Feet

This is true and a good example of why the whole...

This is true and a good example of why the whole discussion about which position is better for braking is just personal perspective.

However, and not to disagree with what you said... to...
09-18-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By spelger

i would hate to ride with myselfs, we would...

i would hate to ride with myselfs, we would probably crash! :roflmao:
09-18-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By redlude97

Because I'm just a schmuck who races bikes on the...

Because I'm just a schmuck who races bikes on the weekends, why should anyone take my advice? Whereas pros who hone their craft and get paid probably have a good idea of what works and wouldn't use a...
09-18-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By redlude97

Its like...two people can be both be wrong while...

Its like...two people can be both be wrong while arguing with each other
09-18-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,049
Posted By mr_bill

Let's back up a moment. Ringing your bell at...

Let's back up a moment. Ringing your bell at parked cars is INNEFECTIVE.

For two reasons.

One, most parked cars are EMPTY.
Two, parked cars with occupants usually have closed windows, and...
09-17-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By randyjawa

Simply put - why?

Simply put - why?
09-17-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,789
Posted By Syscrush

It's the overarching unifying principle of my...

It's the overarching unifying principle of my life for the next 16 months. I think of it every time I want a snack or a beer, or consider taking the streetcar to work instead of the bike.


This...
09-16-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,049
Posted By Leisesturm

On another forum, or maybe it was this one, some...

On another forum, or maybe it was this one, some guy was riding with his dog on a leash and the two of them got tangled up and he ran over his dog. But God is good. His dog is fine, but in his fall...
09-16-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,801
Posted By rubiksoval

Nice job! Sounds like you unfortunately...

Nice job!

Sounds like you unfortunately found yourself running afoul of one of the biggest rules of racing/events: nothing new before the race. Sometimes it's unavoidable if something breaks, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,991
Posted By jbbr

The whole issue of hacking/cheating in Zwift or...

The whole issue of hacking/cheating in Zwift or any other unregulated game or “competition” is bogus. Yes, the platform is attempting to attain legitimacy for true competition. There will always be...
09-14-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By Kapusta

Guess it depends on what you mean by “good at...

Guess it depends on what you mean by “good at it”, but if you mean proficient enough to not keep screwing up and actually enjoy the sport with others, I tend to agree with the OP.

I know many...
09-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,699
Posted By HarborBandS

The people who keep repeating "calorie deficit"...

The people who keep repeating "calorie deficit" have this 100% correct.

A few years ago (before I got back in to cycling) I lost 30 lbs using a very simple diet, and no cardio exercise whatsoever...
09-13-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By Spoonrobot

The point is, he can ride with much more...

The point is, he can ride with much more experienced riders without being proficient at those skills.
09-13-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By Spoonrobot

There's no money to be made trying to teach...

There's no money to be made trying to teach skills that anyone can master in a few hours, if it even takes that long. Cycling skills as the OP wished to discuss, are not as complex as some are making...
09-13-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By CoogansBluff

Not that I relish fanning the flames, but I had...

Not that I relish fanning the flames, but I had this thought/question as I was riding yesterday.

There are thousands and thousands of people who make a living teaching tennis in the U.S. Same...
09-12-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By aclinjury

if you're 50 and you're thinking about trying out...

if you're 50 and you're thinking about trying out basketball at the local YMCA, don't! You'll get your ass thrown around like a rag, and then only to get knee pain down the road. Stick to cycling.
09-12-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By jackb

Are you kidding me? These things are skills? ...

Are you kidding me? These things are skills? Perhaps in the pro peloton, but for the rest of us? How many years does it take to master looking over your shoulder without wobbling. Do you practice...
09-12-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By Reynolds

I don't know about tennis (I'm terrible at most...

I don't know about tennis (I'm terrible at most sports) but I've seen many beginner cyclists being able to ride at a good pace with a group in 1 year or less, providing they weren't too overweight to...
09-12-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By gregf83

I haven't played tennis for 40 yrs but started...

I haven't played tennis for 40 yrs but started cycling seriously at the age of 48. I was competitive in my age group within one year and had no problem doing crits with Cat 3s. I think my fitness...
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