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Posted By topflightpro

Just got an Izumi V Super Toughness. It is so...

Just got an Izumi V Super Toughness. It is so much nicer than the KMC 710SL chains I'd been using. I think I prefer the KMC quicklink (and I believe Izumi offers one) but I'm quite happy with the new...
03-02-21, 10:24 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. Wahoo is out of Atlanta. But SRM is...

Nope. Wahoo is out of Atlanta.

But SRM is German.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:22 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Years ago, before I had a PM, I noticed at that...

Years ago, before I had a PM, I noticed at that my HR always jumped to 250 at the same spot on every ride, regardless of effort. I figured it was a powerline or something.
03-01-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

From my experience, the Giant system is pretty...

From my experience, the Giant system is pretty accurate. So is Treks.

(The exception is the price at the shop may not be MSRP - I've seen some for more.)
03-01-21, 02:30 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Don't forget the most German brand of all: FES.

Don't forget the most German brand of all: FES.
02-26-21, 11:37 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Regarding Canyon, I really don't know. Like some...

Regarding Canyon, I really don't know. Like some of there other bikes, I suspect the highest end options will go full internal routing.

Honestly, find the bike that fits best and meets your...
02-26-21, 10:55 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Hidden hydraulic hoses may look good, but it...

Hidden hydraulic hoses may look good, but it makes changing bars/stems/hoses much more challenging - and an absolute PIA depending on the setup. Just something to consider.
02-26-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My old Garmin just recorded time until I stopped...

My old Garmin just recorded time until I stopped it. So, if I got on the trainer for 90 min, it recorded 90 min. My PC8 auto starts/stops and only records time when it is receiving data - power,...
02-26-21, 07:24 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I can see how that would be annoying. Have you...

I can see how that would be annoying. Have you discussed it with her? And if you discussed it, did you explain how it makes you feel when she does that?

I recently found myself snapping at my...
02-26-21, 06:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've done a 90-min climb. I don't recall what my...

I've done a 90-min climb. I don't recall what my power was on that day. Regardless, I've never found climbing to be a great test for power though, largely because I rarely have the proper gearing so...
02-25-21, 12:15 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

My doctor said they didn't need to anymore.

My doctor said they didn't need to anymore.
02-25-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've had the manual prostate exam - I'm glad they...

I've had the manual prostate exam - I'm glad they don't do that any more - but not the colonoscopy... yet.
02-25-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

But doing the test correctly will make my e-wang...

But doing the test correctly will make my e-wang smaller.
02-24-21, 02:49 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I think the intro clinic at Rock Hill is similar...

I think the intro clinic at Rock Hill is similar to what Hermes said. They start by getting people comfortable riding the fixed gear bikes on the warm up circle and then move to the apron. I think it...
02-24-21, 10:56 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Typically, indoor power numbers are 10-15% lower...

Typically, indoor power numbers are 10-15% lower than outdoor numbers.
02-24-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Years ago, Rock Hill used to do mass start and...

Years ago, Rock Hill used to do mass start and sprints on Friday Nights. So we would do a Scratch race, then a round of sprints, then points, round of sprints....

And yes, there would be 3...
02-24-21, 09:27 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, track riding/racing can seem very...

Yeah, track riding/racing can seem very challenging at first.

In my opinion, the shorter and steeper the track is, the bigger the learning curve. Riding the 333 at T-Town is quite different from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:08 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, I don't Zwift, so hardwiring the trainer...

Yeah, I don't Zwift, so hardwiring the trainer vs. running of WiFi isn't an issue for me.

But we do have a V1, V2 and V5, and it really is amazing how much quieter the V5 is than V2, which is so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, there's a common misperception that you're...

Yeah, there's a common misperception that you're most powerful sprint will be in your biggest gear. But you need to be able to turn the gear fast enough.

I've seen studies on cadence and max...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Yes. V1 or V2 will be fine. V5 is much, much...

Yes. V1 or V2 will be fine. V5 is much, much quieter than V1 or V2 though. I think you can also hardwire your internet connection with V5, which is important for some.
02-23-21, 12:03 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Behind or in front? Riding behind is easy...

Behind or in front?

Riding behind is easy and fun. But it's an entirely different experience when you're in front and the moto driver has his hand on your back and is pushing you up to speed.

...
02-23-21, 09:53 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Two bolt is the way to go. If you don't need...

Two bolt is the way to go. If you don't need carbon, Thomson posts are some of the best around.
02-23-21, 09:37 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My Spanish is not good, and I'm very out of...

My Spanish is not good, and I'm very out of practice. I'm not sure I could keep up while riding the trainer and trying to manage understanding the Spanish.

At the same time, I'm partially deaf and...
02-23-21, 09:34 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Track is awesome. It's worth the drive.

Track is awesome. It's worth the drive.
02-23-21, 09:33 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I tried watching the Zwift World Championship a...

I tried watching the Zwift World Championship a few weeks (months?) ago. I did not find it engaging at all. It was very anticlimactic. The race was just over. I didn't even realize they were on the...
02-22-21, 02:01 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm waiting for the next season to come out. It...

I'm waiting for the next season to come out. It was entertaining trainer material.

(I watched the dubbed version on Netflix.)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:47 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Can you take a file to your shifters to thin them...

Can you take a file to your shifters to thin them out some?
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Posted By topflightpro

Mixed-Doubles Madisons?

It's winter. Things are slow, but a thought occurred to me recently, has there ever been a coed Madison race?

I googled it, but best I could find was coed dorms at the University of Wisconsin-...
02-21-21, 07:35 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Track racing is so much fun, even at the masters...

Track racing is so much fun, even at the masters level. And the track racing community is fantastic. Also, learning to move around on the track will give you exceptional pack handling skills - even...
02-19-21, 11:20 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Another good exercise is a plank to push up. You...

Another good exercise is a plank to push up. You start in a plank position with elbows on the ground and hands flat, then push up from there to a push up. It really works the core and tricep.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 08:33 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

It almost sounds like you might have pulled a...

It almost sounds like you might have pulled a groin muscle. I did it bad once. Every time I stepped on my right foot, felt like I got kicked in the balls. I was on crutches for two weeks, and it took...
02-19-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

East Coast Watts.

East Coast Watts.
02-19-21, 08:27 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I think I remember you saying you did that in the...

I think I remember you saying you did that in the parking deck of your hotel when you came down here for a meeting.

But even when it's super cold, I still like having a light breeze to blow the...
02-18-21, 03:27 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

There have been times in the winter where I've...

There have been times in the winter where I've run a space heater and humidifier for a couple hours in the garage before doing my ride.

And regardless of how cold it is in the garage, I usually...
02-18-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

And if it's not, what are you going to do about...

And if it's not, what are you going to do about it?
02-18-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Aren't you in an air-conditioned room? I'm...

Aren't you in an air-conditioned room?

I'm in my uninsulated garage. It can be quite hot (or cold) in there. It's not uncommon in the winter for me to wear toe covers and knee warmers when riding,...
02-18-21, 01:09 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Yeah. It should be.

Yeah. It should be.
02-18-21, 01:04 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had PT SL 2.4, later updated to 2.4+. So, much...

I had PT SL 2.4, later updated to 2.4+. So, much older than the G3. My Quarq was also a second generation model, again, much older than the dFour. So, it's possible the technology has improved since...
02-18-21, 08:50 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Ordered one of those fans. I already have two...

Ordered one of those fans. I already have two fans by the bike - a box fan on a shelf and a smaller fan on the floor angled up. But since my new car doesn't really fit in the garage, I've ordered a...
02-18-21, 08:48 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Get the green. They look good, and they will...

Get the green. They look good, and they will provide a good safety benefit on the road - studies have shown that shoes are often the most visible item to drivers because the motion makes them...
02-18-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've had PT, Quarq and SRM pms. In my...

I've had PT, Quarq and SRM pms.

In my experience, each gave me different numbers. 300w on a PT was much easier to hit and hold than 300w on the SRM. Quarq was in the middle. I also know it was...
02-18-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

This was my experience as well. I keep going back...

This was my experience as well. I keep going back to Fizik Ariones.
02-17-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Both of these statements are true.

Both of these statements are true.
02-17-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Would a dehumidifier not be a good option? You...

Would a dehumidifier not be a good option? You can run it during the rainy season to prevent a build up of water. It will make the basement warmer though.
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Posted By topflightpro

T-Town was only timed events. But I believe...

T-Town was only timed events.

But I believe Rock Hill had some mass start events, and Florida announced its winter racing season for this year.
02-16-21, 10:38 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've looked at refinancing, but it's not worth it...

I've looked at refinancing, but it's not worth it for us. We refinanced from a 30-yr at 4.25 to a 15-yr at 3.125 about 8 years ago, and since I've been paying a little extra every month, we only have...
02-15-21, 12:59 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

My new home gym is slowly coming together. So...

My new home gym is slowly coming together. So far, my 45s, 25s, olympic bar, bench, and safety pins have arrived. Still waiting on the squat rack, hex bar and 10s.
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Posted By topflightpro

There were several outdoor velodromes who put on...

There were several outdoor velodromes who put on events in 2020. T-Town, for example, had a great series.
02-12-21, 10:59 AM
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Views: 7,138
Posted By topflightpro

I don't disagree with either of you, and I have...

I don't disagree with either of you, and I have heard coaches say that they don't follow the original protocol because the 5 min effort takes too much out of people, hurting their FTP. But there is a...
02-12-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,138
Posted By topflightpro

I think the bigger problem is that the 20-min...

I think the bigger problem is that the 20-min test is not administered correctly. Too often, people do just 20 min, and take 95% of that. But the original 20-min. test is much more complex:

1....
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