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08-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 202
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Posted By Doge

Opinions vary, and "pro" mean different things in...

Opinions vary, and "pro" mean different things in each discipline.
If you define pro as a category and stamp on your license - those are not all that hard to get - esp. in MTB where it seems about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,784
Posted By Doge

You are correct, you need to be clipped in and...

You are correct, you need to be clipped in and the shoes should be roughly the same mass. Now re-reading the OP I see " flat pedals and running shoes. " and I had assumed we were talking cheap...
08-04-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

I bring it up as I do not think that the WT races...

I bring it up as I do not think that the WT races can go faster than many of the short distance racers on a short course. Could a HS track miler beat an Olympic marathoner in a marathon - no. Could...
08-04-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

I specifically said "Top Juniors" which would...

I specifically said "Top Juniors" which would include those you mention I've been involved with. I've spent a lot of time at the side of the road in Europe and and a lot of the time in the car next...
08-03-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

Or, they don't want to, or the age is off. I...

Or, they don't want to, or the age is off. I learned this watching WT pros ride here and mention it. They are not all that fast, and as they get more pro - they slow down.
You can look at Sagan...
08-03-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

They are very likely faster than WT pros. Top...

They are very likely faster than WT pros. Top juniors often race faster.
Pros just do it longer.
08-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Doge

I often wonder if pro sports are about winning,...

I often wonder if pro sports are about winning, or getting more viewers. I think the latter. As such, if I were a manager, winning would be second to being entertaining. "The rules" of that game...
08-01-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,142
Posted By Doge

He will not be allowed the same help.

He will not be allowed the same help.
08-01-20, 03:54 PM
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Views: 285,366
Posted By Doge

TMonk San Diego Miata Club - Home...

TMonk San Diego Miata Club - Home (http://sandiegomiataclub.org/) They do a lot of runs on Highland Valley Road, Old Julian Road etc. And the SoCal weather. I don't have one, but buddy does and...
08-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

You are right. For being at the top - talent...

You are right.
For being at the top - talent / both. But I think the OP (or later) which we have veered from a bit, was about cycling being a job - paying the bills. My gut is there are...
07-31-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

I think it is more nurture than nature too. Both...

I think it is more nurture than nature too. Both my kids were trained. Mom's genes were great, mine, OK. It was more focus and family value of excellence. I met other dads of 10 year olds that it was...
07-27-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

Making a living at cycling is something more...

Making a living at cycling is something more could do if they wanted to. This is something that you decide before you are old enough to legally drink, not a mid-20s. I knew a few of kids that...
07-23-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

It is semi-easy to get a USA pro license. It is...

It is semi-easy to get a USA pro license. It is essentially the old Cat 1. You (low 20 somethings) can do it making $1,000 from cycling and having the right person ask for you.
In MTB many have a...
07-22-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

95% are not making a living from it.

95% are not making a living from it.
07-19-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,105
Posted By Doge

USA Pro is the new Cat 1. You pay money, you get...

USA Pro is the new Cat 1. You pay money, you get pro (if you are good enough). Was Lance more than a Cat 2?
I'm rather harsh, but if the income from cycling is not the sole means of supporting...
07-14-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,798
Posted By Doge

The Como Street ride has always been fast, and...

The Como Street ride has always been fast, and brought out many pros from USA to World Tour riders. Right now there is money on winning this KOM and my kid just lost his 8 places in one day after...
07-12-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,424
Posted By Doge

I just did this. These are not crits, rather the...

I just did this. These are not crits, rather the World Championships. I used them as they were the easiest to get data for. Speeds have not changed much at all in 6 hour races. I'm still looking for...
07-12-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,424
Posted By Doge

There have been significant improvements in most...

There have been significant improvements in most athletic speeds, running, rowing etc. since the mid-70s. And racing styles have changed. Men and Women's fields often race entirely differently, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doge

Get a different kind of wheel/different tires. ...

Get a different kind of wheel/different tires. Depends where they are made, and quality carbon can vary in price 4X easy. Alloy varies less in price and I think more consistent. Most carbon rims...
07-11-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,424
Posted By Doge

The 70's tubular silks were about as good as what...

The 70's tubular silks were about as good as what we have now. Clement Criterium Seta. 250g, $45 won the TDF on Bernard Thévenet's bike 1975. Those were used in USA crits by a lot of riders as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doge

I think wheels are near as important as the...

I think wheels are near as important as the frame. They are not, but frames are all so close you can make up a lot in the wheels. I have my wife on a set that with tires, cassette, skewers is under...
07-11-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,424
Posted By Doge

The winning riders did 24.5mph (taking it as...

The winning riders did 24.5mph (taking it as fact) on pretty much dead flat (10' per lap) course in 1974. Today we'd see ~30. Some flat as fast as 32mph, and hilly can be 28 for U23 and juniors (USA...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,333
Posted By Doge

Yes, kinda. Water vapor 18g/mol. Air 28.96. ...

Yes, kinda. Water vapor 18g/mol. Air 28.96. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doge

And... Brake type Average riding speed ...

And...
Brake type
Average riding speed
Solo? Meaning getting "dropped" is not a factor.
How far from civilization/support? Does a serious mechanical mean you call for a ride/Uber/Lyft home, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Doge

I missed the brake type. There are so many...

I missed the brake type.
There are so many options. For rim brake, lower profile clincher/tubeless alloy is best value. If you are riding > 20mph much you may want higher profile and carbon...
07-11-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,798
Posted By Doge

Junior about ready to stop riding. He is very...

Junior about ready to stop riding. He is very fast right now, but can't leave the state (AZ), so despite FrontierAirline offering $11 one way tickets to COS, no point. And it is HOT. Maybe...
07-10-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,071
Posted By Doge

What do you want to know. The fastest kids are...

What do you want to know.
The fastest kids are here, but Hot Tubes has also got some.
LUX Cycling | U19 Development Team (http://luxcycling.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,784
Posted By Doge

As speed gets higher - aero matters more...

As speed gets higher - aero matters more (position, clothing). As cadence gets higher, the shoes matter less.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,784
Posted By Doge

I got my threads confused. There is another...

I got my threads confused. There is another similar, the speed was a bit higher. My points are the same for both threads. Optimize riding position and style first, then change equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,784
Posted By Doge

Do you have an on-bike power meter and display? ...

Do you have an on-bike power meter and display?
Those of us into science and data...want to know how fast for how much power for how long. Like most of our rides, I'm sure you are interrupted by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,784
Posted By Doge

Kinda a fun "game" if you have a PM, is to see...

Kinda a fun "game" if you have a PM, is to see what you can do/change in speed for the same course and same power.
This is not the same course, and is wind aided, but it is the only pic I have. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

I'd suggest the most significant part of that is...

I'd suggest the most significant part of that is your torso. You were doing 198W, OP said he was doing 265W (not clear if on trainer or on road and not clear how accurate that is). My point to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

I am not the OP. I expect 5-10W for meter. But...

I am not the OP. I expect 5-10W for meter. But I think the OP was on a trainer, so watt for watt, they may not be 100%. And his power was 265 W, It is very hard to tell our difference drag. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

I have always liked hub power because we can...

I have always liked hub power because we can cross compare. Power measured at the pedals or cranks can measure the person well, but that is off what the hub sees. Of course there are hub bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

I don't think so. The RD pulleys are not that...

I don't think so. The RD pulleys are not that significant, the rest is pretty close on a modern aero bike. Obviously the surface and tires can be lighter. I don't know how aero your wheels were,...
07-06-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Doge

1st - find a race.

1st - find a race.
07-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,673
Posted By Doge

Cam Wurf didn't get that message. Guess he like...

Cam Wurf didn't get that message. Guess he like breaking the Kona bike section record more than winning.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

The is very high peak power, esp at 63 190 lb. ...

The is very high peak power, esp at 63 190 lb.
This morning I changed the Garmin to show power (I normally do not even look). I was curious what speed I'd hold on a flat (no noticeable wind help)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

Depends on the goal. Is it speed (what the OP...

Depends on the goal. Is it speed (what the OP asked about), or is it power, or is it seeing the landscape. As my kid was always about speed, we didn't use the PM much, as his goal was to get faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

I don't know you size, or missed that post. I...

I don't know you size, or missed that post. I did 265 @ the hub (pedal/crank PM may measure 5-10W more) today to see what speed it would get me. 21-22mph. I know you had lights. I'm 200+ # and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,219
Posted By Doge

So simple, yet so hard to ignore all those...

So simple, yet so hard to ignore all those electronics.
We have all those electronics and when it comes time to prepare - it is all the watch on a known course.

On topic - junior (21 year old...
06-30-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 147,337
Posted By Doge

What is the fastest wheelset these days?

What is the fastest wheelset these days?
06-28-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Doge

The first column should be expected to at least...

The first column should be expected to at least increase by the monthly USA deaths (233K) X rate of infection. That rate being 9%-20%. There is no indication as to what degree COVID-19 was a...
06-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Doge

At that rate - 20% in the USA that would mean we...

At that rate - 20% in the USA that would mean we have 46,000/month die with COVID-19 which is how the numbers are quoted.

But those who die FROM COVID-19 remain much lower. The significance of...
06-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By Doge

I see nothing wrong with your setup other than...

I see nothing wrong with your setup other than the bars turned up a bit much. Turn bars down and brakes higher. TT is short. But depends on power and speed. You say you are looking for comfort, so...
06-23-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 285,366
Posted By Doge

Wife and I did a nice hilly ride around COS (slow...

Wife and I did a nice hilly ride around COS (slow - I'll blame it on altitude rather than weight).
Those deer though are a hazard. We must have passed 5-6 mini heard of 3-4 eating the locals yards....
06-23-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,825
Posted By Doge

Sony MDR-Z1R's are not. And they have cables. ...

Sony MDR-Z1R's are not. And they have cables. But I hear things and the ear pads are real soft.
Likewise on a $500 bike, if I added my Brooks leather saddle the ride might not be too bad....
06-23-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,825
Posted By Doge

I have Vandy 2ci and drove them separately from...

I have Vandy 2ci and drove them separately from a variety of those amps and an HH Scott not pictured. In the end, I like driving speakers with a single amp. I sometimes drive different speakers...
06-22-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,825
Posted By Doge

I think NEW ~$500 is not really made to be...

I think NEW
~$500 is not really made to be ridden and maintained. Parts are not easily replaced.
~$2,500 is a great value point if you ride it.
~$5,000 similar to $2,500 but lighter. You will...
06-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,798
Posted By Doge

Prime time for having fun. They have funding and...

Prime time for having fun. They have funding and are not so worried about how to pay the bills. And...cycling is not a job.

My son spoke to them about other options besides being a pro and he said...
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