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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By burnthesheep

Gasp, my cross/gravel bike is a canti Trek...

Gasp, my cross/gravel bike is a canti Trek Crockett in alum.

I think some people confuse cheap greenway aluminum bikes with a real nice one and assume they must have carbon.
07-23-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,351
Posted By burnthesheep

Too many people "dabble" in things for fitness. ...

Too many people "dabble" in things for fitness. You have to get consistent enough at something so you can get strong enough at it that you can burn more in a given time period.

At lunch today, in...
07-23-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By burnthesheep

As others said, full length housing. It's...

As others said, full length housing. It's already external cable anyway. Instead of zip ties around the top tube, lookup the adhesive cable tie mounts. They make them in black. Then zip tie the...
07-23-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By burnthesheep

May as well have been. That's that super...

May as well have been. That's that super complicated fusion experiment thing?

Our work was some overly complicated pharmaceutical machinery. Maybe not theoretically as complicated as fusion or...
07-23-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 380,405
Posted By burnthesheep

I used the shoe and saddle weight loss...

I used the shoe and saddle weight loss justification for the increase in stem weight I incurred to run the aero bars I bought.

I did finish that work. Next outdoor ride with a decent backdrop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,464
Posted By burnthesheep

It's not technically a road bike, but I'm 1x on...

It's not technically a road bike, but I'm 1x on my TT bike with a 54t. If I'm needing something slower than the 54t/25 combo.......then I'm either on the wrong bike for the event or I need to get...
07-23-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

Advice for our upcoming vacation? 10 days. ...

Advice for our upcoming vacation? 10 days.

I can take my running shoes. I can still run pretty well. Maybe core exercises, a few runs, and some body weight squatting and calf raises and other...
07-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,179
Posted By burnthesheep

Man, two pages and zero mention yet of the most...

Man, two pages and zero mention yet of the most famous cyclist hero ever? Gino Bartali?

Italian multiple winner of the TdF and Giro Italia?

In his spare time training would cross enemy lines...
07-22-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,600
Posted By burnthesheep

You "might" be able to buy 10% tempo or cruising...

You "might" be able to buy 10% tempo or cruising power for about $120 if you currently have mediocre tires.

GP5000's and latex are probably 20w faster for a pair than generic road tires with...
07-22-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 380,405
Posted By burnthesheep

I drank the Koolaid and got a pair of Fiziks on...

I drank the Koolaid and got a pair of Fiziks on sale two years back. My first pair of road shoes was taking a bath at $125 on some crappy Giant branded nylon soled shoes.

They were OK. They were...
07-22-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By burnthesheep

Folks can do nuun and real food. A lot of riders...

Folks can do nuun and real food. A lot of riders underestimate how much poor hydration strategies (the electrolytes/salts and the water par) can affect their riding.

For hot weather, a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,270
Posted By burnthesheep

No it won't. No self respecting hammer group...

No it won't. No self respecting hammer group would allow an e-bike. That's not a hammer ride, that's go karting. The group would simply disband or tell the person/people not to come back.

There...
07-22-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

You're doing well by all I've seen in here. ...

You're doing well by all I've seen in here. Kudos. Just might be part of your personal power curve.

That rest power might be too high if I had to spitball it. Just my internet formed opinion. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,270
Posted By burnthesheep

I had my piss and moan in the other forum topic...

I had my piss and moan in the other forum topic already.

I'm down with some more! Bring on the hate.

Just like the sellers of hoverboards and electric scooters, they're responding to the...
07-22-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

What was your rest period power and how many reps...

What was your rest period power and how many reps per set?

When I think of 30/30, I usually do them without hardly looking at the meter and rest at like 100w. I just pour in what I can. I only...
07-20-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,280
Posted By burnthesheep

Cycling caps arenít old school or new hipster. ...

Cycling caps arenít old school or new hipster. They work to prevent sunburn amd prevent sweat running onto your eyes or needing a sweat gutter for your helmet.

It wonít appreciably warm you...
07-19-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol, I still remember seeing a tall guy driving...

Lol, I still remember seeing a tall guy driving either a Fox or Jetta to a meet years and years ago. His arms were so long and the door to window ratio so short, he was "hugging" the car door with...
07-19-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,865
Posted By burnthesheep

Cycling is different than running stuff in that...

Cycling is different than running stuff in that you're moving a solid volume of air over your body to exchange your body heat despite it being really hot.

Running, even a fast runner is only going...
07-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By burnthesheep

In this scenario the giver should never stipulate...

In this scenario the giver should never stipulate that to receive anything you have to take all their trash for them.

If that were the case, I'd tell them to throw it all in the trash also.
...
07-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By burnthesheep

Someone mentioned the pillars of vehicles...

Someone mentioned the pillars of vehicles obstructing views.

The very rules for vehicle design and improvements for passenger safety in cars has made pedestrians and cyclist more vulnerable.
...
07-19-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By burnthesheep

I finished up last night. It was a couple hours...

I finished up last night. It was a couple hours spent fabbing the piece of alum to hold the clamp and making sure I got things right.

It works. I sat on the trainer and went through the gears...
07-18-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By burnthesheep

I just tried it, it didn't pull up any at 90. It...

I just tried it, it didn't pull up any at 90. It did have some "workout power music" random stuff at like 120 bpm.

There's a running website that gives the bpm by song, could lookup what you like...
07-18-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By burnthesheep

Mcmastercarr, Grainger, etc.... Worth a shot...

Mcmastercarr, Grainger, etc....

Worth a shot I suppose. Measure width/length of belt and stuff and look it up on those sites.
07-18-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,351
Posted By burnthesheep

Less whataboutisms and more adherence to the...

Less whataboutisms and more adherence to the law/rules.

I can sympathize with a commuter if the speed limit is 10 and you got a ticket for 15. I cannot if the limit is 15 and you got a ticket for...
07-18-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By burnthesheep

I found and bought the cable clamp/holder. It's...

I found and bought the cable clamp/holder. It's basically a two cable clamp for the exact diameter that shift housing happens to be. From the wire/cable/rope section of hardware store.

It has a...
07-17-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By burnthesheep

The bikes are part of rolling billboards (bike...

The bikes are part of rolling billboards (bike plus rider) at the biggest cycling event on the planet. Therefore, the rolling billboard must be perfect.

They even have their clothing sponsors...
07-17-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

Had to focus on the 3x8's at lunch mentally. I...

Had to focus on the 3x8's at lunch mentally. I upped the power again to hit 300w now on those. Early this spring was at 270 to 280 on those.

I really want to fix the cables on the road bike to...
07-17-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh yes I'm a spinner. Today's lunch hour torture...

Oh yes I'm a spinner. Today's lunch hour torture was 3x8min sets. Average cadence for the entire 40 min of warmup, sets, and a minute or so spindown was 102rpm. Average. If I'm doing 3x3min sets...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't know if pros drop bikes more than joes,...

I don't know if pros drop bikes more than joes, but consider how many times it's been disassembled and reassembled to fit into a travel carrier. That means messing with screws on the stem, possibly...
07-17-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By burnthesheep

I went to the LBS and bought some extra shift...

I went to the LBS and bought some extra shift housing, knowing I'll mess something up and need to try again.

I took the black flange and drilled it just big enough to pass a shift housing through...
07-17-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

The road bike is still down for the count getting...

The road bike is still down for the count getting cables at the house. So, I took the Crockett for the first time ever for some full-speed work on the local cyclocross course.

I thought the...
07-17-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,882
Posted By burnthesheep

You know what % of any amateur in any sport goes...

You know what % of any amateur in any sport goes pro at even the most marginal level? It's small. So it will likely never be a career either for anyone that's in their teens or 20's also.

To...
07-16-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By burnthesheep

Ideas to improve internal cable entry on a Propel

Cliffs Notes: do they sell a BB cable stop for two cables?
The bike: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/propel-advanced-1-2015
Photo of the moronic OEM bendy cable guide that slips out of the...
07-16-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 380,405
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a Profile Design stem, the Aeria Ultimate. ...

It's a Profile Design stem, the Aeria Ultimate. It's a TT or tri stem, but the closest stem I could find to match the handlebars since the company doesn't sell the stem any longer.

The bars are...
07-16-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,453
Posted By burnthesheep

The consequences of a "doped" car engine could be...

The consequences of a "doped" car engine could be confetti in the oil pan or a new viewing window in the side of your engine block. Sad and horrible things, but ultimately just costly in time and to...
07-15-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,825
Posted By burnthesheep

I think lude's point is that it literally doesn't...

I think lude's point is that it literally doesn't work that way, ignoring whatever someone thinks they're accomplishing in their head.

It doesn't matter what's in your head if you ignore how the...
07-15-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,711
Posted By burnthesheep

Different things, some common to others here: ...

Different things, some common to others here:

1-The route needs to be well marked and have attendants at intersections and/or major route turns to allow riders to freely pass. If I wanted to stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By burnthesheep

Exactly. They exist. I see no glue involved in...

Exactly. They exist. I see no glue involved in these directions, for example.

https://praxiscycles.com/wp-content/uploads/M30.BB-PF30.REVB_.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,763
Posted By burnthesheep

The free Training Peaks is awesome. If you know...

The free Training Peaks is awesome. If you know the math, you can past your basic TSS given into a spreadsheet and get your CTL/ATL out. I just pull out my phone once in a while and transfer a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By burnthesheep

Closest you'll get is a cyclocross superbike. ...

Closest you'll get is a cyclocross superbike. Like Superx, Crux s-works, etc.....For your seat requirement, 2015 is probably how far back you'd have to get that.

However, all those seem to not...
07-15-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,453
Posted By burnthesheep

That's true. Why invoke the hurt if it isn't...

That's true. Why invoke the hurt if it isn't really necessary.

Well, at this point I'm more poser than racer. Doing maybe 2 to 3 events a year, of which only maybe 1 is a USAC race versus gravel...
07-12-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,825
Posted By burnthesheep

He asked for advice, and learning how CTL, ATL,...

He asked for advice, and learning how CTL, ATL, TSB and specificity work would behoove someone if it drives them crazy to not ride every single day.

Cross is a shorter more intense event. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By burnthesheep

I thought I had you on my feed, otherwise I'd...

I thought I had you on my feed, otherwise I'd have taken a look since you're local to me.

Either way, you just discovered how all those fancy training acronyms work like Topflight posted about.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By burnthesheep

Read this: Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible...

Read this: Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

https://www.amazon.com/Gironimo-Riding-Very-Terrible-Italy/dp/1681771284
07-12-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By burnthesheep

Not at the TdF, but there was a funny video of...

Not at the TdF, but there was a funny video of either a courier or hobbyist that held even/ahead of the peloton while using the adjacent cycle path for about a mile or two. The announcers loved it....
07-12-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

No, no crit bike necessary. It's just that I've...

No, no crit bike necessary. It's just that I've already carbon repaired this one once in a slip-up.

It's mostly a kids and work thing. The local scene is awesome. Just that my availability to...
07-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Tell that to Eliud. Have you seen "Breaking 2" ?...

Tell that to Eliud. Have you seen "Breaking 2" ? He's not exactly running on pristine blacktop back in Kenya when he does the training runs with his big group that leaves his house.

The runners...
07-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By burnthesheep

A tip on the HIIT I didn't know about until...

A tip on the HIIT I didn't know about until recently. If you want to supercharge the session, toss in a reasonable length SS effort after your HIIT sets. 5min minimum. 10min preferable. It'll...
07-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,595
Posted By burnthesheep

Still trying to manage some weekly intensity and...

Still trying to manage some weekly intensity and overall volume before my vacation week and a 1/2 in August.

New record CTL for me at 62. I've always carried one in the upper 40's to maybe a week...
07-11-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol. How could it ever be meaningful?! I'm some...

Lol. How could it ever be meaningful?! I'm some local group ride schmuck, and they're a pro racer. Even in an ITT the comparison would be worthless as the wind changes from S to SW and it may be...
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