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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. What's science, right?

Yeah.

What's science, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Except you're not. Because that's how slow they...

Except you're not. Because that's how slow they are. Comparing good tires to gatorskins, and all else the same, in 100 accumulated miles or so, I will go fast enough to get a flat, change the tire,...
09-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't think so. That doesn't sound like a...

I don't think so. That doesn't sound like a comment I'd make.

There's pretty much nothing about that methodology that I think is useful or practical.
09-17-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

CTS is ****. Next July isn't really long...

CTS is ****.

Next July isn't really long term.

It seems the epitome of silliness to forgo something you enjoy to try a methodology that has little to no real-world application. That'd be quite...
09-16-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not serious training, that's a methodology...

That's not serious training, that's a methodology of training. One that's simply not useful for the majority of people, nor followed by hardly anyone, period.

As I've said numerous, numerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

No. HR is so individual and so susceptible to...

No. HR is so individual and so susceptible to outside factors.

I can think about the finish of a race and raise my hr 10 bpm. I do it all the time on the trainer.

It's utterly useless....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

You could guess. Of course, you'd have a 30-40...

You could guess. Of course, you'd have a 30-40 bpm range to guess from....

Wouldn't be a good guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

No, not really.

No, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

How could you possibly know if theyr'e suffering,...

How could you possibly know if theyr'e suffering, though? So you see their wattage. Big deal. Do you have an indepth knowledge of their CPs? Of their recent training, fitness, fatigue, motivation,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 714
Posted By rubiksoval

Dewpoint makes a massive difference. 73 versus 68...

Dewpoint makes a massive difference. 73 versus 68 is huge.

Being topped up with carbs also makes a massive difference.

Two single biggest factors I've ever noticed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

In a 100+ person field, you can do 30+ mph barely...

In a 100+ person field, you can do 30+ mph barely pedaling at times. I've done a race(s) and averaged 31 mph and my average wattage was around 230 watts (power that on my own would normally get met...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Probably ~15ish-20ish seconds, give or take a...

Probably ~15ish-20ish seconds, give or take a bit. Much more than 200 meters out and they're likely to get overtaken.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Hardly any pro sprinters are anywhere close to...

Hardly any pro sprinters are anywhere close to 2,000 watts at the end of the race. Griepel is probably the hugest and most powerful and is one of the only guys close to that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Is that right? The strongest guy I ride with...

Is that right? The strongest guy I ride with regularly hits 1200 or 1300 watts on his sprints, but that's 5-10 seconds. He's a cat 3 on his way to cat 2, but that's a LONG way off from 1000+ watts...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Same as good amateur sprinters. Just at the...

Same as good amateur sprinters.

Just at the end of absolutely mind-boggling hard races and lead-outs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,056
Posted By rubiksoval

Knock-offs and in-house Chinese frames are not...

Knock-offs and in-house Chinese frames are not the same.

No one has said a thing about buying some random knock-off frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,056
Posted By rubiksoval

True, but it can certainly impact motivation to...

True, but it can certainly impact motivation to perform!
09-15-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

So, he tapered? Okay...

So, he tapered?

Okay...
09-15-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

And polarized training, aka the 80/20 training,...

And polarized training, aka the 80/20 training, is training sessions, not time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,056
Posted By rubiksoval

The welds on the Allez Sprint are absolutely...

The welds on the Allez Sprint are absolutely hideous.

It's the singular reason why I decided not to get one.

So there's value in no fugliness! :D
09-14-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

So that'd put his Z2/endurance zone around...

So that'd put his Z2/endurance zone around 235-320ish. At ~276w you're burning around 1 mJ an hour.

That's utterly mindboggling thinking of dong 3-4 hours of that as a pretty easy ride day in and...
09-14-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

80/20 relates to training sessions. 4 out of...

80/20 relates to training sessions.

4 out of 5 training sessions are Z1 (of the 3 zones).
09-14-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By rubiksoval

I like Belvita Chocolate bites, poptarts, and the...

I like Belvita Chocolate bites, poptarts, and the occasional Clif Bar when they're on sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,056
Posted By rubiksoval

Handling is affected by geometry, not frame...

Handling is affected by geometry, not frame material.

Stiffness could be a factor, though your choice of tire size and pressure can mitigate a substantial part of that (if approaching from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

There should be unlike button for stuff like the...

There should be unlike button for stuff like the above.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By rubiksoval

Never buy an ugly bike.

Never buy an ugly bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

Most importantly, pros get paid to ride certain...

Most importantly, pros get paid to ride certain gear.

And they get paid what they get paid because of their ability to ride anything faster than everyone else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

Do you think if you got a Tour de France rider's...

Do you think if you got a Tour de France rider's bike, and they got a bike from Walmart, that they still wouldn't drop you out of the parking lot?
09-12-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,846
Posted By rubiksoval

Kudos for finding some random study, but trying...

Kudos for finding some random study, but trying to draw that conclusion from the above results is just silliness.

Hr was significantly higher, as expected. Because you're working harder. And this...
09-12-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,846
Posted By rubiksoval

Which studies?

Which studies?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By rubiksoval

Facebook, slowtwitch, ebay, craigslist

Facebook, slowtwitch, ebay, craigslist
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,854
Posted By rubiksoval

8 year old thread, man.

8 year old thread, man.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

Uhhh. No.

Uhhh.

No.
09-09-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

I approach periodized training as general ->...

I approach periodized training as general -> specific.

So for me, that involves more z2-z3 based volume (if time/weather permitting) or "strength" volume (SS/z4). Cuts out all the supposed...
09-09-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

:foo:

:foo:
09-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

After you've adapted to an aero position,...

After you've adapted to an aero position, continuing to roll around in it doesn't provide more adaptations...
09-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd just go ride. I took off 7 months last summer...

I'd just go ride. I took off 7 months last summer and started again this spring. Took a few weeks to get back into the swing of things, and I jumped into workouts within a week or so. It was tough....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,985
Posted By rubiksoval

Jersey pockets for anything extra. Jackets,...

Jersey pockets for anything extra. Jackets, especially, are smaller and softer than a water bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,118
Posted By rubiksoval

That was an excellent conclusion to this thread. ...

That was an excellent conclusion to this thread.

Glad you got it sorted out.
09-07-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

It doesn't mean anything. Estimated power is best...

It doesn't mean anything. Estimated power is best ignored.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By rubiksoval

My bike carbon aero bike weighs just under 20...

My bike carbon aero bike weighs just under 20 lbs. I win p/1/2 races on it.

Weight really isn't a deal breaker when compared to other factors, especially when it comes to dollars to speed.

Get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

A tiny bit, but nothing like that. When I'm...

A tiny bit, but nothing like that.

When I'm aero I like to hook my pinkies around the hood with my forearms on the bars. Angling them too far in would make that nearly impossible.

And I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Lol, wut? Is this your forum meltdown for the day?

Lol, wut? Is this your forum meltdown for the day?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

It's definitely an answer and a huge reason...

It's definitely an answer and a huge reason (along with the terrible feel and grip) that contributes to its overall awfulness.

Except it's not hyperbole, nor is it nebulous. It's quite concise and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Or people don't want to give up half a mile an...

Or people don't want to give up half a mile an hour on their average speed...
09-06-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By rubiksoval

This is a very eye-opening thread in regards to...

This is a very eye-opening thread in regards to the power necessary to obtain specific speeds.

It gives a good indication of what may be possible when your bike and position are optimized.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd go with installation error, too, but would...

I'd go with installation error, too, but would also check the tire just in case the bead is exposed or something on the inside. And I'd check rim tape/strip. If you're using a strip (harder/plasticy...
09-06-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Sure. That's a typical thing to do. Lots of...

Sure. That's a typical thing to do. Lots of people do a mid-week group ride and a Saturday group ride. Or even a mid-week group ride and a Saturday/Sunday group ride with easier rides in between. ...
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Are you confused about the point of a forum?

Are you confused about the point of a forum?
09-05-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By rubiksoval

If your FTP is continuing to increase, I'd keep...

If your FTP is continuing to increase, I'd keep doing that until it doesn't.

Since you have a coach, I'd utilize that person as much as possible.

Other than that, continually refining position...
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