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10-13-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By MinnMan

So we have the answer at the Giro. What's it...

So we have the answer at the Giro. What's it going to take?

1. A depleted field with some major teams dropping out or depleted by the temporal proximity to the Tour.

2. Attacking the...
10-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
Posted By MinnMan

The wind in the Twin Cities area today was strong...

The wind in the Twin Cities area today was strong (18 mph) but variable in direction (at least in the late afternoon), fluctuating from more southerly to more easterly. There were some sections that...
10-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By MinnMan

Best of luck. Consider getting a trainer for...

Best of luck. Consider getting a trainer for indoor riding over the winter. And something like Zwift.
10-11-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 611
Posted By MinnMan

Once a week on the rest days unless requested ...

Once a week on the rest days unless requested
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vegni-rest-day-covid-19-controls-will-be-an-important-test-for-giro-ditalia-bubble/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By MinnMan

When they start causing problems. Usual first...

When they start causing problems. Usual first problem is either not smooth clipping in or unintentional clipping out.
10-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By MinnMan

I am also in Minnesota (not relevant really), use...

I am also in Minnesota (not relevant really), use a Kurt Kinetic trainer, and use gatorskins for my trainer tires. They last a long time on the trainer and I've never had one burst. The tires last...
10-06-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By MinnMan

Thomas has a fractured hip. Lord, these guys are...

Thomas has a fractured hip. Lord, these guys are tough. Yeah, he lost 12 minutes on the leaders, but in normal human terms, that still means he climbed like a maniac, on a renowned mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 670
Posted By MinnMan

I have bars like that- Easton EC90. But I pretty...

I have bars like that- Easton EC90. But I pretty much never put my hands the aero part (or their equivalent on regular bars). When it's safe, I do lean my forearms on them in something approaching...
10-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,080
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, they haven't had much of a presence in the...

Yeah, they haven't had much of a presence in the US. I don't know, really. I suspect that to work, they'd need a big PR push from public/private partnerships to get enough adoption to be effective....
10-01-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,080
Posted By MinnMan

contact tracing works best in an environment...

contact tracing works best in an environment where the infection rate is low and the resources are high. Arizona in July 2020? Forget about it. South Korea in July, 2020? - it could be done...
09-30-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,080
Posted By MinnMan

This isn't the place for a political discussion,...

This isn't the place for a political discussion, but if the situation here were not so f'ed up, we would be doing more comprehensive contact tracing, where all of a case's points of contact are...
09-30-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,080
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, I've wondered hard about that. Would like...

Yeah, I've wondered hard about that. Would like some good info.
09-30-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,080
Posted By MinnMan

The discussions about different levels of...

The discussions about different levels of exposure risk - out in the air, riding, standing around, inside the convenience store, etc. are worthwhile, but some additional thoughts:

Once you begin...
09-29-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By MinnMan

Well, they've shed Froome. I'll be they're done...

Well, they've shed Froome. I'll be they're done with Thomas soon enough?

Obviously Porte is signing on to play a super-domestique role, but where does Adam Yates fit in? Yates and Bernal as a...
09-28-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By MinnMan

This belongs in the "Indoor and Stationary"...

This belongs in the "Indoor and Stationary" subforum that resides at the top of the "Road" forum. You can ask the mods to move it there, you'll get more responses.

I assume by "Kurt" sensor you...
09-27-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
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: 11
Views: 527
Posted By MinnMan

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

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....
09-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,594
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: 992
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?
09-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,453
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,432
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: 1,453
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: 756
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...
09-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 7,845
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,687
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
09-16-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By MinnMan

Second the motion for a "dumb" KK with the inRide...

Second the motion for a "dumb" KK with the inRide sensor added. The resulting power numbers are really no different from what I get with a power meter (Favero Assioma). People who have smart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,770
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me...

Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me that you're not grokking how peloton and team dynamics neutralize GC-type prowess on a flat stage. Assuming that the peloton doesn't allow any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By MinnMan

Nothing in the OP suggests to me that you need...

Nothing in the OP suggests to me that you need "Endurance" geometry. You can get everything you say you desire on a more conventional "race" frame and keep your current riding position.

You're...
09-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By MinnMan

If you do take refuge on the trainer when the...

If you do take refuge on the trainer when the snow falls, look into Zwift or one of its competitors as a way to keep motivated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,770
Posted By MinnMan

wrong forum. Belongs here:...

wrong forum. Belongs here: https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/

short answer: explosive short bursts of power are physiologically different from long efforts at high power/weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By MinnMan

Fair enough. I didn't mean to boost any...

Fair enough. I didn't mean to boost any particular brand. I was just highlighting the concept.
09-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By MinnMan

Welcome back. Just a thought - keeping up...

Welcome back.

Just a thought - keeping up the motivation inside on the trainer is very hard. Without necessarily going full bore into winter riding (you may get their eventually), try to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,699
Posted By MinnMan

In one way or another, I've loved every bike I've...

In one way or another, I've loved every bike I've ever owned, from my first (Schwinn Sting Ray, circa 1968) to the high end carbon I ride now.
Some of them would not be properly described as...
09-14-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,687
Posted By MinnMan

I was surprised when Carapaz fell out of GC...

I was surprised when Carapaz fell out of GC contention so fast. That was plan "b", and it failed before plan "a" went south.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,150
Posted By MinnMan

I started with a friendly, "I'm sure the OP means...

I started with a friendly, "I'm sure the OP means well", and you clap back with "It makes me wonder whether you know yourself"
This reveals your real purpose, which is not actually to learn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,150
Posted By MinnMan

I know that the OP means well, but really, we...

I know that the OP means well, but really, we can't answer the questions he's asking. Not really. As others here have said, if you can't tell the difference, then save your money and don't buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By MinnMan

I rent bikes from McGhie's when I visit. They...

I rent bikes from McGhie's when I visit. They have always been super-helpful. And when I got one too many flats on their rental out on Blue Diamond Rd. . (didn't really understand about goatheads...
09-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By MinnMan

fify

fify
09-13-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,687
Posted By MinnMan

Well, now Ineos is finished.

Well, now Ineos is finished.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,534
Posted By MinnMan

How much do you ride? Do you already have a...

How much do you ride? Do you already have a spare bike for when your main bike can't be ridden? Or a rain bike?

If you ride a lot, buy another bike. You'll love them both and you'll find...
09-09-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,425
Posted By MinnMan

They can be recycled, just like any scrap metal. ...

They can be recycled, just like any scrap metal.

You might not want to add that much more to your carbon footprint, though. Just like all of us avoid carbonated drinks these days. (oh, wait....)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,852
Posted By MinnMan

If your back is OK, then why do you think you...

If your back is OK, then why do you think you want an endurance frame? I'm not saying you shouldn't, but if you are young enough and flexible enough, you might find the race geometry more exciting....
09-07-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,425
Posted By MinnMan

BTW, though I carry CO2 mostly, the aggravation...

BTW, though I carry CO2 mostly, the aggravation you had with your pump might have been the fault of your pump. Some are much better than others. I tend to like the Topeak pumps, like this one...
09-07-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,425
Posted By MinnMan

Probably goes without saying, but make sure you...

Probably goes without saying, but make sure you are wearing gloves before you open the valve. The cartridge gets super-cold.
09-06-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,486
Posted By MinnMan

Oh really? And when you build them with disc...

Oh really? And when you build them with disc brakes, you "bulk up" the rims and spokes? So for example, when I buy two sets of wheels, one rim brake, one disc brake, and they have identical rims...
09-06-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,486
Posted By MinnMan

(muffled laughter) Maybe you should talk to...

(muffled laughter)

Maybe you should talk to someone who builds wheels or something.
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