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Posted By GhostRider62

part of it is math. 27 hours for 400K but only...

part of it is math. 27 hours for 400K but only another 13 hours for the next 200k on a 600K. Have to bank a lot time in the first 400k of a 600k to be able to sleep on a 600k. Then on a 1200K, you...
06-07-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 979
Posted By GhostRider62

What is your question? What is too vague. ...

What is your question? What is too vague.

Any effort over 330-340 watts for you will have some contribution of that power coming from anaerobic substrates.

There is a limit to the duration of...
06-05-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By GhostRider62

I apologize. I did not see your response. ...

I apologize. I did not see your response.


My personal concern is people like me will ride transam and not realize there is a lot of riding on very high speed 2 lane highways where the shoulder...
06-05-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By GhostRider62

OP did not ask for the original files "as...

OP did not ask for the original files "as provided by ACA" or "not ride files easily available on RideWithGPS or other ride tracking sites but the originals." That is not what the OP asked for.
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06-04-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,349
Posted By GhostRider62

It could be a coincidence the calls when the...

It could be a coincidence the calls when the warrant was expiring of the only car with a factory warranty that I had since Gore invented the Internet.

I like the mass scammers calling from Africa...
06-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By GhostRider62

Ok, as usual you are the smartest guy. ...

Ok, as usual you are the smartest guy.

Anyone who thinks there is a single track road crossing the USA is pretty stupid. Anyone who misconstrued what I wrote is merely trolling.

I realize many...
06-04-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,349
Posted By GhostRider62

Just change your settings and don't make your...

Just change your settings and don't make your rides public.
06-03-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By GhostRider62

There are probably a thousand copies of that file...

There are probably a thousand copies of that file on ridewithgps.
06-02-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By GhostRider62

I just put bacon on my arugula

I just put bacon on my arugula
05-31-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By GhostRider62

I have one or two. Back in the day, it was...

I have one or two.

Back in the day, it was macho to have a 13-18 straight block or a 13-21 in hills. You would get looks if you put a 13-24 on. You would have to be very unsocial to own and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,723
Posted By GhostRider62

Thanks, I wanted to ride 100 miles well under 4...

Thanks, I wanted to ride 100 miles well under 4 hours but this old fart developed some health issues. It was all fun anyway. You have to have a good measure of speed, the Powertap G3 hub works...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,828
Posted By GhostRider62

SRAM XG1190 is machined from steel and is...

SRAM XG1190 is machined from steel and is virtually unbreakable unlike Dura Ace. It shifts fine and lasts a long time. I run 11 speed 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 32 OR 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,723
Posted By GhostRider62

It is not hard to measure a difference of 5-10...

It is not hard to measure a difference of 5-10 watts.

An average recreational cyclist moving at 17 mph could see an increase to 17.5 with small changes in tires with same power input. Large...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By GhostRider62

I'd send it back. I did a 1218 km Grand...

I'd send it back.

I did a 1218 km Grand Randonnee with this weird, new creaking noise. I thought it was my BB. Afterwards, I discovered that half of the carbon left seat stay was crushed by the...
05-28-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,153
Posted By GhostRider62

You mentioned cuts and bruises. Take good...

You mentioned cuts and bruises. Take good pictures. Being left hooked by a motorcycle is not a trivial collision.

Sprains can take days to show up in full force. I thought I just bruised my...
05-27-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,153
Posted By GhostRider62

Get an attorney

Get an attorney
05-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 979
Posted By GhostRider62

OP raises a good question that might only be...

OP raises a good question that might only be relevant to ultra distance cyclists. There is another benefit, less reactive byproducts when using fat. This helps will delaying fatigue. You'd really...
05-25-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 6,627
Posted By GhostRider62

Gyroscopic effect and trail have been shown...

Gyroscopic effect and trail have been shown experimentally not to be required to turn.

I think the central question is whether a rider can lean without a counter steering action from the bars or...
05-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By GhostRider62

Cantilever brakes have been affixed to the frame...

Cantilever brakes have been affixed to the frame since the 1920's. The method of attachment varied. Jan Heine is probably the only person who knows for sure.
05-25-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 25,576
Posted By GhostRider62

Actually, no it was helpful. There is no...

Actually, no it was helpful.

There is no need to put the cap on. There is also no need for the nut but more importantly, why are you removing it.

There is no problem to solve, half of your...
05-22-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,487
Posted By GhostRider62

I did Transam bike race on carbon rims as a...

I did Transam bike race on carbon rims as a clydsdale.

latex tubes,

No boom

You read too much

You have no idea what you are talking about
05-21-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 6,627
Posted By GhostRider62

Also good skill to "Faire le pee pee"

Also good skill to "Faire le pee pee"
05-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 6,627
Posted By GhostRider62

I can turn a bike riding no hands never touching...

I can turn a bike riding no hands never touching the bars, so can this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SWdCutqSWQ
05-21-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By GhostRider62

5 km/hr on a 40% grade takes around 450 watts for...

5 km/hr on a 40% grade takes around 450 watts for a 170 pound rider on a 20 pound bike.

Two more practical limitations than mere gearing is your power output and the stall speed. How slow can you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,200
Posted By GhostRider62

I guess you guys don't ride in the rain? Flushes...

I guess you guys don't ride in the rain? Flushes all the stink out.
05-19-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,834
Posted By GhostRider62

So, you hit a small nail. Twenty revolutions of...

So, you hit a small nail. Twenty revolutions of your wheel later, it stops pissing glue all over the place. Instead of 80-100 psi, you now have 20-40 psi. So, you get out the pump and try to add...
05-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,831
Posted By GhostRider62

Some years ago, I asked my family doctor to order...

Some years ago, I asked my family doctor to order a stress test because I was going to do a 250 mile ride. He asked what was my longest ride so far. I said I did 186 miles the other day. He asked...
05-16-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By GhostRider62

31 days. Not a calendar month. Like June 4th,...

31 days. Not a calendar month. Like June 4th, 31 days later just before Independance Day. I know. Sick. Around 4700-4750. Not exactly sure but in that range. It was not important enough to...
05-16-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By GhostRider62

Just under 5,000. It include cross country ride.

Just under 5,000. It include cross country ride.
05-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By GhostRider62

Without a power meter, they are all guesses and...

Without a power meter, they are all guesses and bad ones at that.

I typically average 25 cals/mile
05-14-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 906
Posted By GhostRider62

Apply white gas. Soak for 1 hour. ...

Apply white gas.

Soak for 1 hour.

Ignite

Acquire new rags
05-13-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,378
Posted By GhostRider62

Because your statement is offensive and racist,...

Because your statement is offensive and racist, that is why.
05-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes. Sprints, Tabita, 5 minute VO2 max, and 20...

Yes. Sprints, Tabita, 5 minute VO2 max, and 20 minute ones depending on what I am trying to improve
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,762
Posted By GhostRider62

Lay your stuff out on the carpet. Ask yourself...

Lay your stuff out on the carpet. Ask yourself if you will use an item every day. If not, is it a safety or repair/maintenance item? If no to both, ditch it.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By GhostRider62

In terms of self sufficiency, make sure your bike...

In terms of self sufficiency, make sure your bike is in tip top condition. You will be surprised how far from "home" that a brevet will take you. In the NE, you might touch 3 or 4 different states...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,170
Posted By GhostRider62

The luxurious look on the face of riders neatly...

The luxurious look on the face of riders neatly in a paceline when I ding my Spurcycle Bell and give them, "Top of the morning, Lads" and power off. The B & M mirror is a close second, seeing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By GhostRider62

With the Lezyne, make sure you push the little...

With the Lezyne, make sure you push the little button when finished pumping and before unscrewing; otherwise, you might unscrew the presta valve stem.

I carry both pump and O2. If it is raining ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By GhostRider62

Sarah brings good point. I thnik racey roadies...

Sarah brings good point. I thnik racey roadies can be pretty snooty about equipment, I am not sure why. Just my opinion. You will see all manner of bikes or trikes or velos or tandems or...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By GhostRider62

Seattle? Get fenders, a dynamo, good rain...

Seattle?

Get fenders, a dynamo, good rain gear, and learn to drink beer.

I had typed out a really long and not snarky response but somehow it did not post.

Basically, the main different is...
05-11-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,831
Posted By GhostRider62

Miles are a horrible way of measuring training...

Miles are a horrible way of measuring training load. I have found it extremely rare that any Doctor, unless they are dedicated athletes themselves, to have any understanding of exercise load. 25...
05-10-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,831
Posted By GhostRider62

That Doctor says some weird stuff. I raised...

That Doctor says some weird stuff.

I raised similar questions with four different Cardiologists in the past 2 years. I'll take their advice. Personally, I do a lot of aerobic exercise. I have...
05-09-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, many younger people are not fit. My...

Yes, many younger people are not fit.

My sports cardiologist's words, "I am astounded, absolutely astounded with 18.4 METS"

Covid got me some weight. I was quoting figures before then. Those...
05-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 13,691
Posted By GhostRider62

I remember doing a 400k brevet and the four of us...

I remember doing a 400k brevet and the four of us were approaching a rider kitted out in the finest team skinsuit,everything all matching and clean, best TT bike, best wheels, just top of the line. ...
05-06-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 13,691
Posted By GhostRider62

They make bikes under $1000? My custom skinsuit...

They make bikes under $1000? My custom skinsuit cost that much.

Learn something new every day.
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By GhostRider62

Shaded rider with and without light on rear ...

Shaded rider with and without light on rear
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1067/daytime_running_lights_comparison_2_8772d039c4fd03949c14d0a84148bd7eb5e691d0.jpg
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Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By GhostRider62

According Edewaard's study, "The Conspicuity...

According Edewaard's study, "The Conspicuity Benefits of Dynamic and Static Bicycle Taillights at Night" blinking tail lights on the seatpost provide 3.1 greater distances in recognition (response...
05-01-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,721
Posted By GhostRider62

I have spent thousands on his tires and have...

I have spent thousands on his tires and have tested tires in many ways. I currently use a coast down somewhat similar to Jan's method and I also use Rchung application to tease out the real world...
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By GhostRider62

I was thinking of Downtube42 coming from...

I was thinking of Downtube42 coming from recumbents, where scraping and pulling back are often recommended pedaling techniques. I did not mean to be pedantic, merely completing the original post...
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