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09-28-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,697
Posted By MinnMan

Not a great showing for McNulty or the Americans...

Not a great showing for McNulty or the Americans overall at the UCI worlds

https://usacycling.org/article/kuss-is-team-usa-top-finisher-in-last-day-of-the-2020-uci-road-world-championships
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09-27-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By MinnMan

Seems like you did it right. Personally, if...

Seems like you did it right.

Personally, if I'm going to do a century (for example, yesterday), I make sure to have a good breakfast and that i eat some (not a lot) during the ride. A typical...
09-27-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By MinnMan

This strikes me as the "carb loading" strategy...

This strikes me as the "carb loading" strategy from the 1970s. Doesn't work for me. ymmv.
09-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 409
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not sure if I follow the logic or concern,...

I'm not sure if I follow the logic or concern, but if I come back from a ride very hot and sweaty, I don't jump into the shower too soon simply because I'm not done sweating. Even if it's a cold...
09-27-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By MinnMan

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

If you take your hands off the bars during a...

If you take your hands off the bars during a speed wobble, you might be a ninja. Can't imagine many people would dare.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

I'm regretting not starting a new thread about...

I'm regretting not starting a new thread about the Dygert crash. We kind of have two different threads overlapping one another.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

Not clear what the result of this was, but it's...

Not clear what the result of this was, but it's possible she had a last minute bike swap?
...
09-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By MinnMan

For better or for worse, I'm with rubiksoval...

For better or for worse, I'm with rubiksoval here. At times (not always), I try to temper it. I remind myself of a person from my past (who is long gone) whom I considered not particularly smart. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

Very interesting and educational - particularly...

Very interesting and educational - particularly as I ride a Felt (though a 2011 model, maybe not the same design, and also I assume she was riding a TT bike?)

Can you clarify the three statements...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

"As she approached a turn, she flipped over a...

"As she approached a turn, she flipped over a guardrail. Jim Miller, USA Cycling's chief of sports performance, said she had a "speed wobble" going into the turn and lost control. "
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

I agree - it looks like the initial "jerk" came...

I agree - it looks like the initial "jerk" came from a small corrugation in the road - one almost too small to see.
09-25-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By MinnMan

pemmican (jk)

pemmican

(jk)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, hard to watch. I feel badly for her - 23...

Yes, hard to watch. I feel badly for her - 23 y.o, American world champion time trialist, and now this.

The thought of taking a fast downhill curve and then losing control like that.....

There...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By MinnMan

This is Chloe Dygert's horrific crash today in...

This is Chloe Dygert's horrific crash today in the UCI world time trial

https://twitter.com/sporza_koers/status/1309136302474956804

Is that a speed wobble as she goes into the turn and loses...
09-24-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By MinnMan

I am not sure I follow you. The trainer (or in...

I am not sure I follow you. The trainer (or in this case, the inRide device), is sending info to the app about power. If the inRide is calibrated correctly, the data that is sent is (approximately)...
09-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By MinnMan

Go ride a hilly century fueling only on pemmican....

Go ride a hilly century fueling only on pemmican. Let us know how it goes.

Having spent some time living in the elements in the Arctic (for a month, in East Greenland, in my youth), I know very...
09-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. Fiddling with new mounts to get my...

Yup. Fiddling with new mounts to get my Magicshine mountable on different bikes with GoPro mounts. Not there yet.

I like riding at night. Something weird that happens is that once I get into...
09-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By MinnMan

Actually eating on the bike, there are times when...

Actually eating on the bike, there are times when I can barely get myself to swallow energy chews. No way I could eat pemmican. At rest stops, I can eat more solid food, but power bars or...
09-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By MinnMan

Everybody hates intervals, but they are the path...

Everybody hates intervals, but they are the path to real gains. I can't muster emotionally more than 1 session/week, but that's enough to make a difference for me. I think the key is that in your...
09-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By MinnMan

When I've done regular indoor intervals, I've...

When I've done regular indoor intervals, I've seen improvement, but I've never had large short-term gains. I think the reason you had a 7% increase in your first month was that you were starting...
09-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By MinnMan

Until I got a power meter, I used the Kurt...

Until I got a power meter, I used the Kurt Kinetic Inride for my Zwift power. did the spindown calibration with the Kinetic app, then switched over to Zwift. Later, when I got the powermeter, I...
09-24-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By MinnMan

You have a point. That's what's kept pro...

You have a point. That's what's kept pro cycling so clean all these years.
09-23-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By MinnMan

Don't know what will come of it, but the noise is...

Don't know what will come of it, but the noise is not done.

https://www.velonews.com/events/tour-de-france/french-lead-chorus-of-doubt-in-wake-of-tour-de-france/
09-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 917
Posted By MinnMan

I had a rim that did that. Something (a rock?),...

I had a rim that did that. Something (a rock?), had put a little divot in the rim, and left a small crater and surrounding that, a little bit of deformed metal sticking up. I removed it with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By MinnMan

Take them both out for real test rides - not just...

Take them both out for real test rides - not just around the block, but something approaching your normal ride.

If you can tell the difference, you're done. If you can't, then we can't help you...
09-23-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By MinnMan

There is also already some general suspicion...

There is also already some general suspicion around the UAE team because of the role of Mauro Gianetti

...
09-23-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By MinnMan

I've only recently begun to understand the...

I've only recently begun to understand the dangers of refine sugars and high glycemc carbohydrates. I use to consume them with abandon. I figured that I get tons of exercise and my BMI is usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By MinnMan

It's all about you, isn't it? If you don't care,...

It's all about you, isn't it? If you don't care, why are you even in this thread?

Is your mission here to proclaim that nobody else is allowed to care because you don't?
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By MinnMan

But the photograph of his bike in the article...

But the photograph of his bike in the article linked in the OP shows that he didn't have a head unit?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,012
Posted By MinnMan

Definitely not everyone. I personally watched...

Definitely not everyone. I personally watched about a half a dozen videos from GCN and similar sources before I knew to whom I should and should not wave.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By MinnMan

That proves it was a dentist

That proves it was a dentist
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By MinnMan

Is your position equally aggressive on all the...

Is your position equally aggressive on all the bikes?

Also curious about the effect of swapping to a different wheel set, such as a more traditional alloy clincher.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MinnMan

It's an interesting point, and people here who...

It's an interesting point, and people here who know about marketing have more informed opinions, but what message are you suggesting and who should be sending it out?

1. To people who don't own...
09-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By MinnMan

Note that the RX570s are alloy and the RS770s are...

Note that the RX570s are alloy and the RS770s are Shimano's proprietery "carbon laminate" - thin alloy wheels strengthened by lamination of carbon. This is the same construction method that they...
09-22-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By MinnMan

It's confusing. For the GRX wheelset (WH-RX570...

It's confusing. For the GRX wheelset (WH-RX570 700C) that sells for $419, Shimano has the front wheel at 769 grams...
09-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By MinnMan

Spec'ing those WTB wheels is not easy because I...

Spec'ing those WTB wheels is not easy because I think they are only OEM and not sold retail as prebuilt wheels. I'm sure that the spacing and the hub type makes a difference in the weight, but of...
09-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By MinnMan

I think they are heavier. Something between 2000...

I think they are heavier. Something between 2000 and 2100. I posted so on this thread
...
09-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By MinnMan

Here we go - doping investigation involving Quintana

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/report-two-people-held-after-french-prosecutor-opens-investigation-of-doping-at-tour-de-france-469420
09-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By MinnMan

Having started this thread, I find all of your...

Having started this thread, I find all of your opinions interesting (really). I don't know what the truth is, but I see both sides of the argument.

We all hope Pogacar is clean, but some of us...
09-21-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By MinnMan

I don't know that you're wrong, but if you are...

I don't know that you're wrong, but if you are right, then Pogacar had better stuff on Saturday than everybody else on the Tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,641
Posted By MinnMan

wow. I was already kind of amazed at the...

wow.

I was already kind of amazed at the misunderstanding and misuse of physics in sced's arguments, but now we're on a whole different level. Much lower.
09-20-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By MinnMan

Pogacar - the anti-Froome or something to hide?

So Pogacar rode that time trial without a computer, power meter, or HRM, choosing instead to ride by "feel".
...
09-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By MinnMan

Iride01 , I think Paul Barnard simply meant that...

Iride01 , I think Paul Barnard simply meant that in the end, the colombians didn't dominate at all.

Two in the top 10, 6th and 8th. But the slovenians were 1-2 and there are two Spaniards placing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,641
Posted By MinnMan

Guessing that the lighter one is an Endurace?

Guessing that the lighter one is an Endurace?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,641
Posted By MinnMan

Neither, actually, but nobody is going to force...

Neither, actually, but nobody is going to force you to buy a lighter bike.
09-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,799
Posted By MinnMan

Yes. Blown away. Time trials are usually so...

Yes. Blown away. Time trials are usually so dull. This one rocked.

the drama was doubled because both remarkable things happened. Roglic, the time trial expert ,hit a performance wall and...
09-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,146
Posted By MinnMan

I just gotta say my mea culpas here. at the...

I just gotta say my mea culpas here. at the outset, I thought this conclusion was premature, but you were right and I was wrong.
09-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,146
Posted By MinnMan

Bernal is 23. Don't count him out yet. ...

Bernal is 23. Don't count him out yet.



Carapaz
09-17-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,146
Posted By MinnMan

Today, Team Ineos in the feel-good mountain stage...

Today, Team Ineos in the feel-good mountain stage win of this year's tour. With Carapaz in the polka dots.

A small consolation prize
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