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05-27-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,842
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Posted By burnthesheep

Here's the new baby, I love this disc wheel...

Here's the new baby, I love this disc wheel already after just one ride......I know that 23mph at 60 feet per mile isn't fast for folks with 400w ftp's, but it's plenty fast for me on my pauper...
05-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By burnthesheep

Ahhh, you're right! Optical illusion. I also...

Ahhh, you're right! Optical illusion. I also was sitting funny on the couch and had the screen tilted some. Good show.

Dude, I did the same cellphone thing for a LONG time on a really nice road...
05-27-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 642
Posted By burnthesheep

This one falls under the "you don't get it if you...

This one falls under the "you don't get it if you don't ride bikes".

Motorized traffic is SO fast and able to accelerate so quickly, stops are a nothingburger. On a bicycle, it matters a lot for...
05-27-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By burnthesheep

Point of order: IMO order a different drop...

Point of order:

IMO order a different drop bar, don't try to gain a hand position by altering the mounting rotation of the bar in the stem. The reason bars come with tick marks where the stem...
05-27-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

Sold the old HED 3c tubular. Going to a great...

Sold the old HED 3c tubular. Going to a great home. A trackie!!! Hope it flies for him. Roads just too rough here for using it with a 19mm track tubular.

He got a good deal, and I got money...
05-26-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

28mi last night, TT bike. Out and back until I...

28mi last night, TT bike. Out and back until I hit 40k. Upper z2 and into z3. Almost 23mph at almost 60 feet per mile. Doggone curve at the bottom of the one hill is a "sit up and coast" deal. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,888
Posted By burnthesheep

That's a great point and I think the origin of...

That's a great point and I think the origin of the move of training platforms to what you say, identifying strengths and weaknesses as they relate to target events.

So yes, it could be used that...
Forum: Triathlon
05-26-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By burnthesheep

You won't regret it. Just be sure to be fit well...

You won't regret it. Just be sure to be fit well on it and comfortable.

My TT setup is for aero only, not comfort at all. Max aero position. Even then, I'll ride metric centuries on it and only...
05-26-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By burnthesheep

I think the end idea for me would be that if we...

I think the end idea for me would be that if we require new cars be built with backup cams and such, why not require them all have a "cyclist/pedestrian" monitor that would pickup on the signal a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,888
Posted By burnthesheep

I did the 2018 AOMM for 103mi and 11300 feet...

I did the 2018 AOMM for 103mi and 11300 feet climbing in only 20min longer than you took to do those 7000 feet. On less power too.

I'd say no. You and I are both average. Welcome to the club...
05-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By burnthesheep

In the cash register scenario they could have not...

In the cash register scenario they could have not thought twice about popping you with a cap as a witness. Stay safe!

Observe and report.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,447
Posted By burnthesheep

Our greater Raleigh area race team is following...

Our greater Raleigh area race team is following the USAC guidelines. If no racing, no team group rides.

I don't care to suck somebody else's spittle at this point. I love Umstead, but with...
Forum: Triathlon
05-22-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By burnthesheep

Honestly, still get the tri bike. I'm a...

Honestly, still get the tri bike.

I'm a roadie at heart. But I ride my TT bike a LOT. After you get over the fact you're not riding a road bike for the first month or so, it's like second nature...
05-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,935
Posted By burnthesheep

I've had more trouble with ****** entry level BMW...

I've had more trouble with ****** entry level BMW drivers than trucks personally. I bought a Garmin Varia.

I will say, the faster you ride the nicer folks seem to be. I average around 20...
05-22-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

So, ditching tubular on the TT bike. The old...

So, ditching tubular on the TT bike. The old school thin HED 3c is up for sale and the old thin Renn disc also.

The "new to me" HED disc came in mail yesterday. Wow, dude never even looked like...
05-21-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By burnthesheep

Don't do workouts like that in ERG. Do threshold...

Don't do workouts like that in ERG. Do threshold or pursuit power or less. It's just too wild a swing too quick. Just set it into the mode where you would change gears on the bike to vary the...
05-20-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,488
Posted By burnthesheep

Then I guess we'll stop donating all our money to...

Then I guess we'll stop donating all our money to causes that benefit the mouth breathing complainers that we've collected as a cycling community. And we'll stop advocating for things that make...
05-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

150 TSS in a day, run plus bike. Did AdZ last...

150 TSS in a day, run plus bike. Did AdZ last night on the 53/39 at 100% difficulty. LOL. I definitely see a bunch of folks on there utilize both their gearing and having their trainer difficulty...
05-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

When I pull up the Stages app on the iphone you...

When I pull up the Stages app on the iphone you can use to zero offset it, it gives the correct length. No idea if the head unit sees the correct length, don't think it even cars. I thought the meter...
05-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

It basically goes, let's say for 250w: ...

It basically goes, let's say for 250w:

Stages gen 2 175mm for gravel bike: 250w
Stages gen 2 165mm for TT/road: 220w
Kickr: 248w

I got both Stages left meters used. I probably need to get...
05-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

Both are gen2 Stages meters. It shouldn't be...

Both are gen2 Stages meters. It shouldn't be this far off. Oh well. Live and learn. Maybe something nicer next time instead.
05-18-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

I might not have mentioned earlier, I own TWO...

I might not have mentioned earlier, I own TWO different meters and the Kickr. I first verified this against the other meter by doing a constant speed test on the old school fluid. Get them to 20mph...
05-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

Uhhhhm, bigger news: ...

Uhhhhm, bigger news:
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/05/strava-cuts-off-leaderboard-for-free-users-reduces-3rd-party-apps-for-all-and-more.html

I still see routes on mine. I don't pay, slowly...
05-18-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

When doing workouts and looking at your TSS and...

When doing workouts and looking at your TSS and CTL numbers, it matters. If it reads this low, and you do a 3x threshold workout........instead of 75 TSS you may only get 50 because the training...
05-18-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

I think it is time to replace the on-road power...

I think it is time to replace the on-road power meter. It's the shorter crank I use for TT and road bike. It reads from 15 to 30w less than my Kickr and another meter on another bike (longer...
05-16-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By burnthesheep

Cooling best practices

Looking for optimizations people have to stay cool riding indoors.

I have a blower fan. I have tried both normal race jerseys for wicking sweat for evaporative cooling and no jersey.

I want to...
05-11-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By burnthesheep

I have done 24min on like 230w once. Super ideal...

I have done 24min on like 230w once. Super ideal day.

Pretty sure my CdA is 0.200 or better the power some of my rides are versus speed.
05-09-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By burnthesheep

Opinions on tubs for racing

My TT bike race wheels are tubulars. The disc and trispoke. My HED Jet 6+ from my road bike is a clincher and goes on if more windy or slower conditions.

I'm thinking of getting out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,202
Posted By burnthesheep

Oddly enough, one of my favorite mods to my Felt...

Oddly enough, one of my favorite mods to my Felt DA was that Tririg front brake. It clamps the business and is really really aero for a non-integrated brake setup.

Also, I love my HED Jet+ front...
05-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Kept it Z2 out and back mostly. A couple of 8 to...

Kept it Z2 out and back mostly. A couple of 8 to 10min efforts on the TT bike. I negative split the efforts since they ended on a hill to go for the leaderboard. Got on leaderboard, but they're...
05-07-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Tonight will do some TT bike work. Can't decide...

Tonight will do some TT bike work. Can't decide to go for a segment or not though versus doing a 10-er for practice.

The 10-er I scoped out misses one nice long segment by about 200 yards. I...
05-07-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By burnthesheep

First post, one post, hasn't returned. I...

First post, one post, hasn't returned.

I still love websites that moderate this to require 10 posts before being allowed to start new topics, with one of those posts as an introduction in the...
05-07-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By burnthesheep

Trimmer, no ingrown hairs. I ride a TT bike...

Trimmer, no ingrown hairs.

I ride a TT bike with a tri specific saddle. Meaning it keeps the pressure off but still will bunch that area more. So, it's more comfy to take care of business down...
05-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By burnthesheep

Running ahhhh. Different mentality. Think...

Running ahhhh. Different mentality.

Think about it almost starting from zero on the bike. You don't want to hurt yourself.

Start at maybe 15min per run every other day. Over a couple weeks...
05-06-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By burnthesheep

Fwiw, with roller hills at 60 feet per mile I...

Fwiw, with roller hills at 60 feet per mile I average right at 20mph solo on 190 to 205 watts. 157 pounds. Pretty aero roadie setup on good tires.

175w AP is usually around 19mph on that kind of...
05-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By burnthesheep

Great news!!

Great news!!
05-06-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By burnthesheep

Perhaps, just fishing. It wouldn't have...

Perhaps, just fishing.

It wouldn't have caught my eye at all if the ride was shorter. Like, under an hour. The longer a ride is, the more difficult it will be to maintain a high enough...
05-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By burnthesheep

1. That ridden on gravel or on knobbies? If on...

1. That ridden on gravel or on knobbies? If on the road, the avg power seems high given the speed/elevation for the ride.

2. One thing sticking out to me like a sore thumb here is that your TSS...
05-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 262,475
Posted By burnthesheep

I've decided to run a bento on the TT bike given...

I've decided to run a bento on the TT bike given all these longer rides. That way can store junk that would go in a jersey and can instead wear my old skinsuit.......hello kom tries!

I can also...
05-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Word of the day right there! I learned something.

Word of the day right there! I learned something.
05-06-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Kickr? Slope mode? It should act like a fluid...

Kickr? Slope mode? It should act like a fluid trainer. You could change gears like you would wind up a real sprint.

I've never tried it, I've only done sprint stuff on the sprint banners in...
05-06-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

I was a bit bummed last night doing some 1:1 and...

I was a bit bummed last night doing some 1:1 and 30:30's up the hill out the door of my house. Didn't feel strong, numbers on the display didn't look stellar.

Looking in Strava this morning, it's...
05-06-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Did I read that right? 15mi 4000 foot elevation...

Did I read that right? 15mi 4000 foot elevation RUN?

Wheeewwwww!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By burnthesheep

Power meters put it into perspective. People...

Power meters put it into perspective. People grossly over estimate their calorie burn when using estimates without one and without HR.

HR isn't super bad the flatter the terrain. The hillier,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By burnthesheep

Gators for commuting, GP5000 for fun...

Gators for commuting, GP5000 for fun riding/training/racing.

I flat maybe once per year. 5min and on my way is well well well worth the improvement in performance over tires meant for another...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By burnthesheep

Echoing the above, fit first. While getting the...

Echoing the above, fit first. While getting the fit just right, you can upgrade in the process to a better item:

-stem/bar combo for fit to a carbon/aero setup, custom new bar tape
...
05-04-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By burnthesheep

https://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence ...

https://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence

Here you go. Put in your info, take a look. I like it better than the Sheldon page linked.
Forum: Triathlon
05-02-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By burnthesheep

Probably not for triathlon and most USAC. Only...

Probably not for triathlon and most USAC. Only the UCI buggers care that much and some British cycling TT groups. But 15deg is max pad tilt. Then there is also a max rise from pad center to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,012
Posted By burnthesheep

Learn to ride routes in such a way you're not...

Learn to ride routes in such a way you're not headed home up the last steep hills or into an hour long headwind. I see and hear the complaints, just a matter of a little super basic meteorology,...
05-01-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14,916
Views: 828,637
Posted By burnthesheep

You mean outside of maybe P/1/2 or hillclimb all...

You mean outside of maybe P/1/2 or hillclimb all racing people also hate hills.

Around here, all the group hammer rides are on routes definitely under or up to 50ft per mile elevation. I...
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