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11-24-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IMO there are two ways to look at optimal weight:...

IMO there are two ways to look at optimal weight:

1) Performance. GT winners most frequently have BMIs of 21-22. There's a wider variation in the total rider population, more like 19-24, but the...
11-24-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By rubiksoval

You've made some extremely bizarre claims after...

You've made some extremely bizarre claims after you 5-6 months of cycling.

1) Losing or gaining a few lbs from water weight is 100% normal. 2) Said loss of a few lbs has zero to do with losing...
11-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By burnthesheep

Not just pro bike riders. It's most everyone...

Not just pro bike riders. It's most everyone where their persona or brand is in the public domain. People might disagree with cancel culture, but the first amendment doesn't mean you can express...
11-08-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,111
Posted By mstateglfr

I cant imagine participating in a hobby I dont...

I cant imagine participating in a hobby I dont enjoy.

Nobody here knows when you will start to enjoy your hobby.
11-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,111
Posted By 10 Wheels

Sell the bike and watch TV

Sell the bike and watch TV
11-05-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,766
Posted By Trakhak

If OBoile is still around (we're replying to a...

If OBoile is still around (we're replying to a thread whose original last post was in 2019), thanks for saving me the effort of typing the same message. I've never doped, and I've had two such bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By Dan333SP

Glad you recovered fully and quickly. I can tell...

Glad you recovered fully and quickly. I can tell you I have no comorbidities, not even close to overweight, no history of asthma or any respiratory issues, I'm in my mid 30s, and was in pretty decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By yarbrough462

Not always true...You were a lucky one.

Not always true...You were a lucky one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,342
Posted By WhyFi

It obviously hits different people differently;...

It obviously hits different people differently; I've ridden with the OP and he's certainly fit.
10-20-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By himespau

This is a guy who, when his son got flu-like...

This is a guy who, when his son got flu-like symptoms said that he hoped that his son had Covid rather than the flu because the symptoms were less likely to be severe and he'd recover from it faster....
10-19-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By USAZorro

Rather un-thought-through statement, imo. ...

Rather un-thought-through statement, imo. First-off he's a lot closer to 30 than 20. Second, whatever the measured transmission rate it, the virus has the capacity to adversely affect pulminary and...
10-14-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By one4smoke

It all comes down to... if you like someone or...

It all comes down to... if you like someone or not. If so, they are "speaking their mind." If not, they are a "crybaby." :thumb:
10-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By ridethecliche

Cardiomyopathy, question of permanent lung...

Cardiomyopathy, question of permanent lung scarring, recent developments of so called 'long haul syndrome', etc. I don't know why people want to express such e-expertise on something we know so...
10-11-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
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/
10-11-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By himespau

The cdc data isn't wrong, it's just a major error...

The cdc data isn't wrong, it's just a major error in logic to assume that, if covid isn't the only thing on the death certificate (and politics may play a role in what gets put there), that it isn't...
10-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By hubcyclist

What's with the focus on death as the sole...

What's with the focus on death as the sole outcome of interest? I see trolls on the local newspaper board using that (mainly to say that the teachers' union is using the pandemic as an excuse to not...
10-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By ridethecliche

Yes, except this is my profession. ​​No...

Yes, except this is my profession.

​​No further comment necessary.

Kthxbai.

Ps: math is hard and you suck at it.
10-10-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By himespau

You're going to have to drastically cut down the...

You're going to have to drastically cut down the death rate for flu if deaths while there is a comorbidity (even if that comorbidity didn't result in death) don't count.

If you get attacked by a...
10-10-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By himespau

Those of us who study infectious diseases (you...

Those of us who study infectious diseases (you from practical first-hand experience, me from the lab) have had a rough time keeping our mouths shut lately. This spring I was sort of excited because...
10-10-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 45,272
Posted By ridethecliche

Please continue to educate me about how...

Please continue to educate me about how epidemiological stats work.

TMonk sorry dude, there's zero part of me that's not going to call out someone wishing their kid had covid as a beacon of good...
10-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,946
Posted By Iride01

You main take a way should be that if your scale...

You main take a way should be that if your scale shows you getting too light or too heavy, then somethings got to change. Either the amount of Calories in, or the amount of Calories out.

I don't...
10-01-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By mercator

Maybe he can ride for the proud boys. Trek...

Maybe he can ride for the proud boys. Trek probably prefers their riders to keep their politics to themselves.
10-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,946
Posted By Iride01

I don't know that any of us that respond in here...

I don't know that any of us that respond in here are medically qualified dieticians. I'd recommend you consult one or two if you haven't already. Don't chose one that is advertising for a diet weight...
10-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,516
Posted By rubiksoval

Strava doesn't account for drafting in a group. ...

Strava doesn't account for drafting in a group.

Or wind. Or position. Or road surface. Or rolling resistance. Etc.

Best to just ignore it.
09-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By Caretaker

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland,...

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland, Rugby (Union), it's riddled with PEDs but no one gives a ****.
Cycling is doping click bait.
09-22-20, 10:04 AM
09-22-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,041
Posted By ZHVelo

Irrelevant. You do realize one can, and...

Irrelevant.

You do realize one can, and plenty of people already have, estimated his watts/kg. Nothing else a bike computer provides would be relevant.

Also irrelevant, bikes will always be...
09-21-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,683
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

Pogacar turns 22 today. Could be good for a while

Pogacar turns 22 today. Could be good for a while
09-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By Trakhak

Highly unusually, that individual time trial took...

Highly unusually, that individual time trial took place on the last day of the race and finished in Paris.

About the OP's "tt bikes make no sense," wind tunnel tests combined with power data have...
09-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 10,378
Posted By USAZorro

Then let's go back 9 years and disqualify Wiggins...

Then let's go back 9 years and disqualify Wiggins and give Froome that 5th victory that has now has no shot at ever claiming. :innocent:

Sorry you didn't get to watch the most entertaining TdF in...
09-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By GlennR

Yes... the wind tunnel data the teams use.

Yes... the wind tunnel data the teams use.
09-06-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By tomato coupe

6 stages were won on rim brakes, not 8. ...

6 stages were won on rim brakes, not 8.



The teams in the Tour de France are not evenly matched. B&B Hotels - Vital Concepts clearly does not have the same chance of winning a stage as Jumbo...
09-06-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
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: 3,266
Posted By MinnMan

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

(muffled laughter)

Maybe you should talk to someone who builds wheels or something.
09-06-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By MinnMan

In this argument about rim vs disc brakes...

In this argument about rim vs disc brakes pertaining to race performance, and therefore speed, there is repeated reference to the weight difference. Of course, with the UCI weight minimum of 6.8 kg...
09-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By MinnMan

Correct. And with such a small sample, not...

Correct. And with such a small sample, not adjusting for whether teams with and without disc brakes are equally distributed in number and strength, it's also not so great for persuasion.
09-06-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By MinnMan

The "rotating weight penalty" is fictional and...

The "rotating weight penalty" is fictional and was debunked with great effectiveness by tomato coupe in the Team Ineos-Rim Brake thread. I recommend it to anybody still retaining that non-physical...
09-02-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By Maelochs

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc...

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc brakes ... this proves discs are bad. BF Logic.

Discs are supposed to be easier to modulate. Therefore, if a rider crashes with discs .... what...
09-01-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Your objective was to exploit a perceived...

Your objective was to exploit a perceived loophole to watch the Tour and when it did not work out even though the info was clearly available now your goal is to publicly shame the company with...
08-19-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,220
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so let's say Dorel contracts with...

Ok, so let's say Dorel contracts with AsiaBikeCompany(ABC for short) to build the mid and upper level road bike options for Cannondale and GT since both are Dorel brands.

Your assertion is that...
08-18-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,220
Posted By OldTryGuy

Giant also has the ability to weave the cf thread...

Giant also has the ability to weave the cf thread into sheets of whatever design/strength they need for the frame's purpose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSUKM3bvcyk
08-18-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,849
Posted By DrIsotope

All of my lenses are prescription, so they are...

All of my lenses are prescription, so they are not optional. The fact that they stop bees from striking me in the cornea at 25mph is just a nice bonus.
08-16-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,516
Posted By rubiksoval

The Strava-verse would be significantly better if...

The Strava-verse would be significantly better if they just got rid of estimated power. It does absolutely nothing but cause confusion and problems. Zero useful info from it.
08-16-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By ZHVelo

Sorry but that is absolute nonsense. There...

Sorry but that is absolute nonsense.

There is zero, zero reason to pretend to get dropped as early as they do. TJV are doing their thing and it doesn't matter if they get played by Ineos right...
08-12-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,516
Posted By Hermes

Let me offer another aspect of cycling to obsess...

Let me offer another aspect of cycling to obsess about...making every pedal stroke count.

When I go to the gym (when they are open), I make every rep count. What happens then is I rest. I may chat...
08-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,516
Posted By showlow

4iiii single sided power meter on the way. I...

4iiii single sided power meter on the way. I can't turn back from this data obsession. Too deep into it. Excited to have my real effort illuminated.
08-09-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,278
Posted By one4smoke

Another GC win on his resumé with the Tour of...

Another GC win on his resumé with the Tour of Poland. Just absolutely obliterating the field with a well planned attack on stage 4 to take a commanding lead.

I think everyone put their money on...
08-09-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By ZHVelo

Calling it - Roglic will win it. He was...

Calling it - Roglic will win it.

He was playing with Bernal and he has such a strong team. He has 3 super domestiques. He is a far superior TT guy that Bernal and he he has higher kick at the end...
08-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 311,203
Posted By dkatz1

None of those seem like very good reasons to me. ...

None of those seem like very good reasons to me.
1. I of course don't know, but many of the people I see aren't anywhere near someplace they're likely to be going to work. And if you've been...
07-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 33,683
Posted By rubiksoval

B.S. Talent is almost all that matters. ...

B.S.

Talent is almost all that matters.

Hell, see Remco Evenepoel. After one year of riding, he won two world championships. After two years of riding, won a damn monument (at 19!). After three...
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