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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,780
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're a cat 4, why did you start this thread?

If you're a cat 4, why did you start this thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By rubiksoval

Viathon R.1 Road Performance, Shimano 105...

Viathon R.1 Road Performance, Shimano 105 Components, Hydraulic Disc Brakes

-870-gram size 54 frame, with derailleur and water bottle mounting hardware

-Oversize tapered head tube and bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 562
Posted By rubiksoval

Why do you think it's gone to crap and why do you...

Why do you think it's gone to crap and why do you think it's inefficient?

Are you bouncing out of the saddle ?
Are you hurting yourself when pedaling?
Are you putting out less power at a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,343
Posted By rubiksoval

In the 13 years that have transpired since this...

In the 13 years that have transpired since this thread began, the OP has become a World Tour rider, obtained a Ph.D., started a Fortune 500 company, and retired to a Caribbean isle.

You totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By rubiksoval

It's a fact that it's the consensus...

It's a fact that it's the consensus...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,780
Posted By rubiksoval

Because the chart really doesn't mean anything....

Because the chart really doesn't mean anything. The original didn't have race categories attributed to it, that was just added on later as marketing gibberish.

It has nothing to do with actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,400
Posted By rubiksoval

Group rides have been going on here for the last...

Group rides have been going on here for the last month.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,099
Posted By rubiksoval

Exactly, this. It's extremely...

Exactly, this.


It's extremely narcissistic and self-absorbed to think you get to dictate someone's level of enjoyment of an activity by whether or not they do something you think they should...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,780
Posted By rubiksoval

Are you at elite level? No, no, you're not.

Are you at elite level?

No, no, you're not.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,432
Posted By rubiksoval

I stopped carrying a saddle bag for a long time...

I stopped carrying a saddle bag for a long time because the velcro that went around the seatpost would invariably catch my shorts and mess them up. But it was always a pain on long summer rides where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,460
Posted By rubiksoval

My cautionary tale of HR: When I was a...

My cautionary tale of HR:

When I was a massively over-eager junior I trained solely with hr (right before the first powertap came out, when the only other option was $2000 SRMs). It's hilarious...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 975
Posted By rubiksoval

Don't lay the bike down on that side! You risk...

Don't lay the bike down on that side! You risk bending the rear derailleur hanger and getting chain grease/dirt all over everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By rubiksoval

I've used the orange stuff and Stan's. 3-4 times...

I've used the orange stuff and Stan's. 3-4 times in latex-tubed tubulars, 2x in latex clincher tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By rubiksoval

Put some sealant in it. Good as new.

Put some sealant in it. Good as new.
04-21-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By rubiksoval

Position. Especially in crits. If you're...

Position.

Especially in crits. If you're not in the right position before a crucial turn then speed doesn't even matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,113
Posted By rubiksoval

Shorter cranks.

Shorter cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

I know quite a bit about what pros do. And I...

I know quite a bit about what pros do.

And I know the differences between "pros" and pros.

I'm not sure you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,305
Posted By rubiksoval

Ride with faster people. Be social in the coffee...

Ride with faster people. Be social in the coffee shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By rubiksoval

I ride 165s at 5"11. The biggest benefit is...

I ride 165s at 5"11. The biggest benefit is improved positioning (lower front end) that allows for a more open hip angle and pedaling without your knees crushing your ribcage. There's also a slight...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

Is this a win or something for you? Did...

Is this a win or something for you?

Did anyone here care in any way which bike you got?

That's a big resounding "no". This is such a weird thread topic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

Again, there is no undue stress. The speed...

Again, there is no undue stress.

The speed is no different, the distance is far less (like I said, these are race bikes only).

This entire premise is wrong and false. Amateurs ride their bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

Let's get real. There is no frame upgrade over...

Let's get real. There is no frame upgrade over that bike that is even remotely justifiable from a performance standpoint. Zero.

You can justify it all you want, but at least be a bit self-aware.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

Pros don't train on the bikes they race (at least...

Pros don't train on the bikes they race (at least the ones you're watching in WT races). Those race bikes are probably the least stressed bikes of any bike racer ever seeing as how the parts are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

I, and many, many others I know, have been riding...

I, and many, many others I know, have been riding and racing carbon wheels for nearly two decades. I started racing carbon wheels in 2002, in fact. And those wheels were significantly lighter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,752
Posted By rubiksoval

I find this implausible. Just put new...

I find this implausible.

Just put new components on it. The frame/fork is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,917
Posted By rubiksoval

Where are you coming up with this notion that you...

Where are you coming up with this notion that you can't maintain a given power output with different cadences? I do it on every single climb I want to do it on. Doesn't matter if it's 5% or 15%, 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,902
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. So much this. Have a 420 watt FTP and...

Ha. So much this.

Have a 420 watt FTP and you can write the book on tactics at nearly every race you go to.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,902
Posted By rubiksoval

I'll be a dissenting voice and say that speed...

I'll be a dissenting voice and say that speed does matter. Even though I was already a cat 1 by that point, when I started focusing on speed, really focusing, it helped. I started podiuming way more....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,433
Posted By rubiksoval

The notion that it's "all in the motor" is flat...

The notion that it's "all in the motor" is flat out ridiculous. There are numerous threads with numerous riders' data showing people going extremely quick on extremely low watts. Just perusing Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,999
Posted By rubiksoval

Bikes you're taking out for a test ride won't be...

Bikes you're taking out for a test ride won't be properly fit to you in the first place.

Air pressure alone can make a bigger difference than anything else when it comes to "feel".

Working...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,999
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't need to test ride a bike. Riding it...

You don't need to test ride a bike. Riding it around a parking lot isn't going to tell you a single thing about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,127
Posted By rubiksoval

I take it you never ride much over 12 mph, and...

I take it you never ride much over 12 mph, and certainly never in windy conditions.

Otherwise, that wind noise... DANGER!
11-28-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By rubiksoval

No it's not. Bonking is completely depleting all...

No it's not. Bonking is completely depleting all glycogen stores. You can eat something and feel like you're not about to die again, but you won't be able to produce much power for a long time...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,186
Posted By rubiksoval

Perhaps you should consult a timeline...

Perhaps you should consult a timeline...
11-04-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By rubiksoval

F*** no you don't want to intentionally bonk. Not...

F*** no you don't want to intentionally bonk. Not only does that ruin your day, but it can compromise recovery enough to ruin ensuing days as well.

What an awful idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,775
Posted By rubiksoval

As computed by the race clock, yes, a fact. ...

As computed by the race clock, yes, a fact.

As computed by a rider's clock who takes a free lap or a wheel or whatever, then...eh.

Only the former actually matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 28,924
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not correct. Speaking from...

That's not correct.

Speaking from experience:

The first time a ride is flagged an email is sent to the person asking them if they need to edit their ride to take out the section. If not, just...
10-08-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,994
Posted By rubiksoval

Do you coast/soft pedal a lot more outside versus...

Do you coast/soft pedal a lot more outside versus inside?

Many people severely overestimate the work they do outside. Without a poweremeter and an intent to maximize time applying power to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,806
Posted By rubiksoval

You derided them during the race? I'd have...

You derided them during the race? I'd have encouraged them to keep eating! One less person to worry about in the finale. :D
10-06-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,324
Posted By rubiksoval

OP, you need more power. Which means you need to...

OP, you need more power. Which means you need to ride and train more. No shortcuts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By rubiksoval

Bikes can descend technical roads faster than...

Bikes can descend technical roads faster than cars.

Not really an uncommon thing.

Had it happen to my group in Chattanooga. Some people went around a car, some didn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By rubiksoval

DT Swiss makes DT Swiss hubs.

DT Swiss makes DT Swiss hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,748
Posted By rubiksoval

As much as I dislike resorting to a cut and...

As much as I dislike resorting to a cut and paste, I'm not going to pretend I'm a scientist, so I will defer to my elementary understanding of the matter based on articles like the one below.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,748
Posted By rubiksoval

I, too, am a pre-ride/race oatmeal person. One of...

I, too, am a pre-ride/race oatmeal person. One of the best bang-for-the-buck meals I've found.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,748
Posted By rubiksoval

Having a clean/healthy diet (whatever that is for...

Having a clean/healthy diet (whatever that is for the day) is a nonsequitor and has nothing to do with the op or this thread.

You just went off on a tangent espousing your rather extreme (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,748
Posted By rubiksoval

You didn't bonk; you're just not in shape for...

You didn't bonk; you're just not in shape for that type of activity. The cramping was also likely due to that rather than hydration. Keep plugging away and you'll be able to handle it better in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,948
Posted By rubiksoval

With heart rate, you're going to have to approach...

With heart rate, you're going to have to approach these intervals differently, especially at 3 mins duration.

For the first interval, if it's appropriately paced, you probably won't get to 158....
09-16-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,557
Posted By rubiksoval

Nice job! Sounds like you unfortunately...

Nice job!

Sounds like you unfortunately found yourself running afoul of one of the biggest rules of racing/events: nothing new before the race. Sometimes it's unavoidable if something breaks, but...
09-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By rubiksoval

RPE doesn't really increase effective intensity...

RPE doesn't really increase effective intensity (though it can certainly take away from it when you don't hit targets). Just because it sucks doesn't mean it's making you better.

Doing consecutive...
09-07-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,929
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you won't. Your body has no idea whether or...

No, you won't. Your body has no idea whether or not you're doing an interval at 270 watts or 280 watts. That's probably pretty close to your powermeters margin of error, so it probably doesn't...
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