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04-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By burnthesheep

Ahemmmm........... ...

Ahemmmm...........
https://www.zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=415124

Check the profile, if you have a smart trainer and need something "similar".
03-31-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 806,034
Posted By burnthesheep

Today felt great. Light switch great. Did the...

Today felt great. Light switch great. Did the KOM forward in Watopia then the tower. 230w AP for the hour, including descending. On the climb did some under over stuff for the 20ish minutes going...
03-31-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

We couldn't have our fun, but God forbid that the...

We couldn't have our fun, but God forbid that the disease of e-bike discussions spreads beyond their subforum. Then it has to live on. Or some recumbent material spilling out of their subforum. ...
03-31-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

How stiff are skateboard truck bushings? Like, I...

How stiff are skateboard truck bushings? Like, I know they let you lean side to side to steer a skateboard and return to "center". But, could you use pairs of them for a trainer "rocker"? They...
03-30-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

REI had the Tifosi sunglasses on sale pretty...

REI had the Tifosi sunglasses on sale pretty good. Wow, nicer optics than my POS Target shades. They claim impact resistant polycarbonate, which is a big sell for me after eating it on the face. ...
Forum: Triathlon
03-30-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By burnthesheep

Most TT's are either club run or under the USAC...

Most TT's are either club run or under the USAC umbrella. Both usually go by category and age category. Usually though, they're not done by age group only. That's pretty common and the only way...
03-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

Whew, yeah, anything in that range sucks. But,...

Whew, yeah, anything in that range sucks. But, you're right. That's the kind of stuff that brings it up.

Gotta do the power at and above 2min power if you wanna bring up 2min power.
03-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

Cool, good to know. A couple are close enough...

Cool, good to know. A couple are close enough that if I can hold that for 2min, my speed (uphill) would be fast enough to justify using the TT bike. I've narrowed the watts on TT bike to road bike...
03-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

For, "experimental" KOM purposes........for...

For, "experimental" KOM purposes........for someone like myself, are there gains to be made in the 2min power range?

There's a few local hills I'm after. Trying to decipher my power/duration curve...
03-30-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By burnthesheep

Same overall training volume, but I've sub'd in...

Same overall training volume, but I've sub'd in about 40% run volume now. No racing, no need to over do it, no reason I can't be more balanced and flexible.
03-30-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By burnthesheep

My first ever set of road shoes were some basic...

My first ever set of road shoes were some basic velcro with one single ratchet strap thingy that were the "nylon" plastic/rubber sole. Seemed stiff enough yada yada yada.

I now use lace up Giro...
03-30-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 806,034
Posted By burnthesheep

The return from the crash: -Recovery week: 125...

The return from the crash:
-Recovery week: 125 TSS
-Week 2: 325 TSS
-Week 3: 380 TSS
-Week 4: 456 TSS

Weeks 2 thru 4 been mixing in about 40% run TSS to just make the overall engine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,903
Posted By burnthesheep

-The TT bike must be ridden in a manner to never...

-The TT bike must be ridden in a manner to never get passed by a drop bar bike, even if there is a group.

-When the bike is stopped and leaned up, big ring and a middle cog. Put it back in the...
03-26-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't think it's a swag thing, it's just...

I don't think it's a swag thing, it's just exposure for them and making sure the sponsors get something. If the team is out there interacting with fans somehow, there's likely some sponsor exposure...
03-26-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I figured out the searching for "ride with" for...

I figured out the searching for "ride with" for Zwift activities.

I want to laud the pro teams and riders and triathletes going out of their way to participate virtually right now when possible. ...
03-26-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By burnthesheep

https://www.zwiftpower.com/profile.php?z=1346255 ...

https://www.zwiftpower.com/profile.php?z=1346255

Zwift Name: Stan Lemon (TT1 Pricks)
Zwift team: Team Type 1, family and friend's supporters
Race class: Technically B, but I often bump my...
03-25-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By burnthesheep

I got good advice that Zpower you can "ctrl-f"...

I got good advice that Zpower you can "ctrl-f" like any other website or document and search for "ride with" or something like that. Then, a lot of stuff comes up.

Durrrr. At least I've got it...
03-25-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By burnthesheep

List anywhere of current Zwift group rides with pros or teams during lockdowns?

To break up the madness, some teams and pros are going onto Zwift. Is there a list anywhere of current activities going on?

I heard some are doing it, but finding it tough to find specific info.
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03-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 806,034
Posted By burnthesheep

I agree. I peed a little more than usual. I had...

I agree. I peed a little more than usual. I had started running more again, so wondered if it was training stress build up coming out on the rest day.

I want to track this some to make sure...
03-24-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 806,034
Posted By burnthesheep

Question first: how much weight have you seen as...

Question first: how much weight have you seen as a max difference between your max/min for a day or two? Not after an epic of some kind, just day to day or day to two days later?

I saw a 7lb...
03-24-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

Seeing your and the other's posts on here,...

Seeing your and the other's posts on here, definitely would have to have the "stay together function" turned on for me. Ya'll in a different league (well, certainly categories). :p
03-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

Live streamed my Zwift on the team FB last night....

Live streamed my Zwift on the team FB last night. Finally, a couple folks say they'd like to group up next time. Since Zwift meetups allow "stay together" there's no reason to fear getting dropped....
03-23-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

We don't have climbs here, just cute little 1min...

We don't have climbs here, just cute little 1min to 3min hill sprint KOM's. And some 8min to 10mi long KOMs usually owned by a race team OR local Kona Ironman. So, I don't think a couple tries on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,803
Posted By burnthesheep

About 3w a pair for going latex over butyl. Not...

About 3w a pair for going latex over butyl. Not ground breaking outside of Ironman or long TT.

I'd assume patches would be even less by far since the patch is only compressed or dealt with for a...
03-23-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I just made the Strava updates minus the one for...

I just made the Strava updates minus the one for activities. If NC goes "shelter" then that'll go too. That would eliminate any leaderboard worthy efforts if it goes private. So, remember, no...
03-23-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I think for now, the account is going private and...

I think for now, the account is going private and the "home ring" privacy diameter is going bigger.

I don't need some SJW (yes, I just said that as a big liberal) jumping on my Strava pretending...
03-23-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,210
Posted By burnthesheep

Riding alone, away from populous spots, local to...

Riding alone, away from populous spots, local to my neighborhood, and slowing it down going downhill. I ate it bad in a race 3 weeks back, so no need to superman over the bars again with this mess...
03-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm with Cypress. To keep it short, I feel...

I'm with Cypress. To keep it short, I feel there's lots of other things that should also be banned if outdoor exercise is banned. Especially given those other things are possibly equal or more...
03-23-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

I think I may FB live stream my Zwift workout...

I think I may FB live stream my Zwift workout tonight on our team page. Guest world is Innsbruck. Still just grabbing volume with a mix of zones coming off the crash and off weeks. I kind of want...
03-20-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

Went on my first "road" ride yesterday since the...

Went on my first "road" ride yesterday since the crash. Still waiting on new tubes/tape for the HED's on the roadie. I bought strips too narrow and they didn't work.

So, rode the cross bike...
03-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By burnthesheep

For your shoes, I would probably go with a...

For your shoes, I would probably go with a tri-specific road shoe for 3-bolt assuming that's what your Specialized Transition is for. They're faster to get on/off than a true road shoe, and you...
03-17-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By burnthesheep

I've always used Camelbak Podium bottles. Work...

I've always used Camelbak Podium bottles. Work well for me. A few oz short on your size requirement, but otherwise they have a pretty ergonomic design and wide mouth opening, etc..........
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03-16-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By burnthesheep

The Spain and Italy thing is probably a foolish...

The Spain and Italy thing is probably a foolish “visibility” measure response. If alone, no real effect other than to placate those looking out of windows.

IMO. and opinions are like a holes,...
03-16-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

Base build efficient fat burn time! Some...

Base build efficient fat burn time!

Some fatty foods are super calorie dense.
03-16-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,694
Posted By burnthesheep

Team cancelled our group rides "per USAC...

Team cancelled our group rides "per USAC guidance".

I posted on the FB page we can Zwift together and get on Discord. We'll see if anyone bites. If not, I'll join up with my Zwift team for some...
03-13-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

I wish Zwift would put more "kit" in the drop...

I wish Zwift would put more "kit" in the drop shop instead of only through levels. Keep some really sweet level up stuff to promote your business model of keeping folks online. But, c'mon. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By burnthesheep

Garmin Varias do give beeps on people's in-car...

Garmin Varias do give beeps on people's in-car radar detectors. Not the common "cop car" band that someone would tap the brakes for, but, they'd probably pay attention for a few seconds.

I'd...
03-13-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,348
Posted By burnthesheep

A pan flat beach town? Why not just go back...

A pan flat beach town? Why not just go back old-school and cruise in the golf cart instead?

Even in a wind, takes like all of 50w to leisurely explore a flat beach town.
03-13-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By burnthesheep

I've done it a few times. It's not super steep,...

I've done it a few times. It's not super steep, but super long. Issue is, there is actually a very small descent mid-way in the climb. So, the average gradient is NOT 4% in reality. It's a little...
03-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By burnthesheep

So.....about this. This was posted a while back...

So.....about this. This was posted a while back on another forum by one of their "promoters". There was some dubious claims in one video and a link they provided in terms of the power the person...
03-12-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

I noticed in Strava and on TP after my first ride...

I noticed in Strava and on TP after my first ride with it, it seemed like it cut some power blips out. Going up the subway exit in London, I know I saw my Zwift power hit 700ish and hold it for...
03-11-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

Must think alike. I got a Kickr Core last night....

Must think alike. I got a Kickr Core last night. REI. 10% cash back at end of year.

I turned the resistace to 100% and did the greater London route with one of the "hills". Yeah, 12% at actual...
03-10-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

Hoping to head home with a direct drive trainer...

Hoping to head home with a direct drive trainer tonight, assuming the serial # matches up as a build date after the updates were made.

Been tired of pretending by gearing up/down.

I think...
03-09-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

That's my thing, if I'm going to do some 3 hr...

That's my thing, if I'm going to do some 3 hr rides on the thing. I need something to challenge my lizard brain just enough to convince me to keep going. Some fake KOM jersey, some fake hill...
03-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,604
Views: 247,010
Posted By burnthesheep

Can't decide between a Flux 2 or Core through REI...

Can't decide between a Flux 2 or Core through REI (easy returns in first year) versus a Neo 2 bought online.

Or, a Cycleops Hammer online or local but not from REI.

Advantages and disadvantages...
03-06-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 139,272
Posted By burnthesheep

The mustache is 10w faster. I should try that. ...

The mustache is 10w faster. I should try that. :)
03-06-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By burnthesheep

Help me understand smart trainer "% grade" ratings

Alright. The deal is at the end of the day it's how much torque the assembly can apply to oppose your force at a given RPM and gear ratio. The "% grade" rating to me should be directly correlative...
03-05-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 806,034
Posted By burnthesheep

What kind of volume were you coming off of before...

What kind of volume were you coming off of before the week not riding? I don't think 20w in a week sounds right. Imagine if you did a solid taper for an event for a week with really low TSS. Your...
03-05-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By burnthesheep

It's in "the 33" forum under the USAC points...

It's in "the 33" forum under the USAC points topic. Most of it.
03-05-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 806,034
Posted By burnthesheep

First workout last night with the wife watching...

First workout last night with the wife watching and following the USAC concussion protocol for HR/power output. Tough to go that slow when you can still feel the fitness. Went great.
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