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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,528
Posted By rubiksoval

A 5% improvement for a 60 min 40k time trial is 3...

A 5% improvement for a 60 min 40k time trial is 3 mins, for a 50 min 40k time trial is 2.5 mins.

3 mins is more than 2.5 mins.

Simple math.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,528
Posted By rubiksoval

No, it wouldn't. I wouldn't ride harder...

No, it wouldn't.

I wouldn't ride harder because I was on a crappier bike. I'd ride the same and just be slower.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't walk in my cycling shoes.

I don't walk in my cycling shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,179
Posted By rubiksoval

My rule of thumb: if it's raining, don't ride.

My rule of thumb: if it's raining, don't ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,533
Posted By rubiksoval

Don't worry. People advocating for a specific FTP...

Don't worry. People advocating for a specific FTP for a particular aspect of technical performance probably don't know what FTP is, period.
06-15-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By rubiksoval

You're inside. You're massively overheating. Very...

You're inside. You're massively overheating. Very common.

Get more fans and/or stronger AC.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,672
Posted By rubiksoval

You realize there are a lot of people that race...

You realize there are a lot of people that race in amateur races, right?

And then there are a lot of people that don't do USAC races, but a whole bunch of very competitive group rides?

Speed is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By rubiksoval

I've seen enough hub failures to not ever buy...

I've seen enough hub failures to not ever buy another set of Zipps, used or new.

I'd go the Light Bicycle wheels route 10x over.
06-06-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,865
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. Pretty much always. Easier to shift before...

Yes. Pretty much always. Easier to shift before sprinting than it is while sprinting (though you get used to that, too).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,295
Posted By rubiksoval

Even a broken clock...

Even a broken clock...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,295
Posted By rubiksoval

There's a larger variation from that in a solo...

There's a larger variation from that in a solo ride versus sitting in the middle of a large pack.

How does Strava know?

That's just one of a multitude of significant factors that Strava can't...
06-05-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By rubiksoval

TT bikes usually result in lower front ends which...

TT bikes usually result in lower front ends which result in more acute hip angles. If you're having trouble sustaining the position, or producing typical power, then shorter cranks can open up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By rubiksoval

If by compensate you mean double the measured...

If by compensate you mean double the measured output, yes.

No idea why it's attributing power to the wrong side, though. Interesting!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By rubiksoval

Burgers and beer. Or cookies and donuts. Or...

Burgers and beer. Or cookies and donuts. Or whatever is leftover in the fridge from the night before.

Build muscle strength by riding more. Eat on rides in order to ride more.
05-28-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By rubiksoval

I always say race up. But, it doesn't matter. Do...

I always say race up. But, it doesn't matter. Do what you enjoy and have fun with it. It's not like you're riding off the front of a B race every time you line up. That's the type of thing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,510
Posted By rubiksoval

Sure. I don't know about your particular...

Sure. I don't know about your particular situation, but I find that talk of tactics is almost always simply that; talk. Cat 5s, cat 3s, cat 1s/2, doesn't matter most of the time. And for racing, it...
05-21-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,144
Posted By rubiksoval

It's a position that recognizes that people do...

It's a position that recognizes that people do what they want to do and it really doesn't matter in the grand scheme.

Lifting weights is not only unhelpful for me, but it's actually detrimental....
05-01-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By rubiksoval

Do what's fun. Long and slow was never an actual...

Do what's fun. Long and slow was never an actual training methodology. Long and steady, okay. But slow riding just makes you slow. There's no reason you can't go out at a good clip at mid to high z2...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,193
Posted By rubiksoval

Toes pointed down while pushing down? To me...

Toes pointed down while pushing down? To me that'd suggest the seat is too high. I don't think I've ever seen a good rider pedaling with their toes down. That's not a common thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,743
Posted By rubiksoval

Rolling resistance is one of the most important...

Rolling resistance is one of the most important attributes of a tire if you're worried about speed. And the more important speed, the more important rolling resistance.



It might be important...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,499
Posted By rubiksoval

No. I'm not one for fads and solutions to...

No. I'm not one for fads and solutions to problems I don't have.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,445
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. Yep. If my garmin battery dies or my...

Ha. Yep. If my garmin battery dies or my powermeter dies, I go home. If it's dead at the start, I'll just skip the ride until it's charged. I hate the thought of riding for no reason.
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