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Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 990
Posted By burnthesheep

Seconded on tires. Difference in gators and...

Seconded on tires. Difference in gators and gp5000s is more than most amateurs can gain from training in a year. Or two.

Next, flexibility and core to stay aero. No need for aero wheels if you...
11-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

I own a pipe cutter and debur tool. I've got all...

I own a pipe cutter and debur tool. I've got all sorts of stuff accumulated over the years. I've got pex crimpers and gauges etc.... the inflatable drain plugs... I've got automotive...
11-18-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

If I lower it by 2" the vanity has a big opening...

If I lower it by 2" the vanity has a big opening that's like 8" long in it. I'll take pics later.

Any opinion on those new copper quick connect fittings they sell at Lowes? They seem expensive...
11-18-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

Copper, in good shape.

Copper, in good shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By burnthesheep

C in Z racing is 2.5 to 3.1 w/kg. Not C on...

C in Z racing is 2.5 to 3.1 w/kg.

Not C on the local critical mass group slog.

Donít rush the move up. If anything, choose races that wonít have those 20min efforts that may jump you to B...
11-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

I thought that, but it's about 2" too tall for...

I thought that, but it's about 2" too tall for the vanity I'm putting in there. I'd rather not hack the vanity up to fit height of the supply. They had a pedestal sink in before that the taller...
11-17-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol, understood. Iíve had to get creative. Now,...

Lol, understood. Iíve had to get creative. Now, my foreman being the wife I can let schedule and cost slip a bit more than normal to meet quality.

My shed is 2 story and 360sqft. I built it to...
11-17-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

It's gotta be a lie, but TP and the Wahoo app...

It's gotta be a lie, but TP and the Wahoo app said 240w NP for 3 hours today. We put together a hill sprint ride, dirty dozen, around Raleigh. I gave it the beans on 8 of the 13 hills. When I say...
11-16-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By burnthesheep

You all realize runners use stride sensors and...

You all realize runners use stride sensors and some have in-sole power meters now? Also, they track TSS and intensities and zones on Trainingpeaks just like cyclists do.
11-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

You know what? Screw jack legged lazy...

You know what? Screw jack legged lazy contractors and constructors. The junk I find when fixing or remodelling our home is ludicrous.

We have a simple ranch. 3 bed 2 bath. There wasn't a tub...
11-15-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Interesting. Perhaps trying out his race kit for...

Interesting. Perhaps trying out his race kit for something soon?

I donít ride the crazy wheels and helmet unless I feel like redlining it.
11-15-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By burnthesheep

The best indicator of performance is performance...

The best indicator of performance is performance itself. This applied to competition means the meter goes way down in importance. It goes up importance racing/simulated racing more.

In training,...
11-15-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,038
Posted By burnthesheep

I have zero delusions of grandeur about "I coulda...

I have zero delusions of grandeur about "I coulda been xyz". Lol. But, if on 4.5 to 5 hrs of training time on average per week per year, I can rip the legs off some guys on our local hammer ride...
11-15-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,498
Posted By burnthesheep

Free 2008 Felt DA time trial frameset. A...

Free 2008 Felt DA time trial frameset. A superbike at its time. It came with some other free stuff that I wound up using short term, then swapping out as I accumulated money.

I repaired the...
11-15-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,038
Posted By burnthesheep

40's. Depends on when. I don't really ever...

40's. Depends on when. I don't really ever notice unless I'm sitting on the trainer waiting for things to pair up and get caught up looking at news articles for a few minutes and then decide to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By burnthesheep

1. I'm hooked now. 2. You can still have...

1. I'm hooked now.

2. You can still have fun even with a dumb trainer and meter/HRM, and race.

3. The draft is pretty accurate on the power cost/save for groups, but the bunching and...
11-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Another Zwift race last night. TTT. Over 27 to...

Another Zwift race last night. TTT. Over 27 to about 28mph avg speed. Within 10w of ftp for 45min.

I feel like the team surged off the line too much (more than I would in a TT) and my...
11-14-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By burnthesheep

20's I wouldn't say are hiit. That's a different...

20's I wouldn't say are hiit. That's a different energy system, or at least contribution of energy systems from what hiit is.

I would say hiit's duration of each "rep" would be about 3min...
11-14-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

Ok, figured out a possible problem with what I...

Ok, figured out a possible problem with what I was doing with the phone/Zwift.

The OEM iphone charger is too low a wattage to both keep it going and have an HDMI adapter plugged in.

I would...
11-14-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

There's two around me I'd consider, mostly it's a...

There's two around me I'd consider, mostly it's a proximity kind of thing and I see their riders on our weeknight workout rides already. XII State.

There's plenty of others, but they meet a bit...
11-13-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,894
Views: 397,721
Posted By burnthesheep

That's a good point on the disc brake part. ...

That's a good point on the disc brake part. People seem to love their disc brake bikes for good reason.

I forgot that. Good point.

The reason I mentioned the 60mm stuff was if it was windy...
11-13-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,894
Views: 397,721
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm interested in the options of what I could...

I'm interested in the options of what I could replace them with, not selling them here.

People ask advice about n+1 and n-1 on the types of bikes they own, so why not wheels?

FWIW, the FS...
11-13-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5,894
Views: 397,721
Posted By burnthesheep

I want to upgrade/consolidate my wheelsets. I'll...

I want to upgrade/consolidate my wheelsets. I'll start by posting the "inventory":

-Renn disc, 11spd conversion, tubular, 23mm Corsa Speed tire
-HED trispoke all carbon, front tubular, 19mm track...
11-13-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't race enough to make it worth it for a...

I don't race enough to make it worth it for a team to hand me out a jersey. I don't feel like a couple cross races, one TT, and a couple road races per year is enough.

We have local "club" teams...
11-13-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

Kinda what I thought. It just caught me off...

Kinda what I thought. It just caught me off guard because I'm always a used buyer. I kept seeing ads and clicked on a few. That prompted the question. I'll still be a used buyer it seems. Lol.
11-13-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

Thought experiment, or a lesson in economics for...

Thought experiment, or a lesson in economics for me.........wheel prices and depths....

Alright. You've got the "tech" into a profile that you're going to go with in the 45 to 88mm range. Let's...
11-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh, it's not a big deal at all. It's purely...

Oh, it's not a big deal at all. It's purely entertainment icing on the cake for working out. Winning in Zwift isn't really winning, I see it as just some video game kudos. Just trying to optimize...
11-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,704
Posted By burnthesheep

How would you all handle your power and race...

How would you all handle your power and race category for Zwift racing between road and TT? I'm guessing I'll just be totally outclassed in TT if choosing to ride my TT bike.

I make enough power...
11-11-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,566
Posted By burnthesheep

Are you an obsessive compulsive that executes to...

Are you an obsessive compulsive that executes to the ďtĒ. Then sure.

Otherwise youíre like the rest of is thatíll forget theyíre tossed on the drivers seat and crunch them. Or pull the rookie...
11-11-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift TT race. I got 5 miles in forgetting I...

Zwift TT race. I got 5 miles in forgetting I didn't make it in time to do the 10mi race, it was the 18mi race. Doh! Needless to say, that hurt.

Managed 245w AP for the race. Mixed TT position...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By burnthesheep

Thank you! Kinda what I thought. There's...

Thank you!

Kinda what I thought. There's also zero infraction for not riding a real TT bike at home. I notice some TT's do and some don't eliminate the draft for the road bikes. One I did today...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By burnthesheep

How does the CdA workout for TT stuff for riding...

How does the CdA workout for TT stuff for riding and races? Did a race today on the TT bike. Just the intro bike and wheels. The mph was pretty freaking slow AF for 350ft in 18 miles.

My real...
11-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By burnthesheep

Just to emphasize the cool factor...

Just to emphasize the cool factor here.......despite the helicopter noise and announcer talk.........listen to that disc/trispoke combo. Mmmmmmm. Around the 5:40 mark.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By burnthesheep

Aero drop bar. Not just to race or speed. The...

Aero drop bar. Not just to race or speed. The extra flat parts are sublime for hands.

Also, gel vibe resistant gloves. Perhaps hone the tire size and pressure. Also gel under the bar tape.
...
11-10-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Another 10k run for the week. Legs felt real...

Another 10k run for the week. Legs felt real good. Tempo and then 1/2mi kickers for the 5k and 10k finishes. 10k PR, let's call it 49:59 since the kiddos slowed me up on their bikes once or twice....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By burnthesheep

Not trying to open a can of worms on that one,...

Not trying to open a can of worms on that one, but notice there's a huge swath of faker/cheater accounts with Asian alphabet characters for the usernames. Could be anyone, but, I suspect Chinese...
11-08-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By burnthesheep

That's some throwback right there. Usually...

That's some throwback right there.

Usually for "all out" stuff I'm in the 100+ range for sure. I'll often average around 100 for a tough hour workout. Sometimes 105 to 110 for 2 to 5 minute...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By burnthesheep

Do an actual 20min or hour test. Apply 90 to 92%...

Do an actual 20min or hour test. Apply 90 to 92% to the 20min test. Nobody outside of some of the faster 33 forum racers will be able to replicate 95% of a 20min test. Pick a flat route and just...
11-08-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Man, Zwift zones are a bit easy for their...

Man, Zwift zones are a bit easy for their workouts. I had to bump my ftp on the workout slider by 5w then add from 10 to 20w in the sets to make it worthwhile.

Mind you, despite doing this, I...
11-06-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14,021
Views: 753,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Knowing where you're starting is a big part of...

Knowing where you're starting is a big part of it, then the other is already having your experience on what to do about it. You'll grab it back.


So............the new TT position is a...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,284
Posted By burnthesheep

Dumb question about that Argon. WTF is up with...

Dumb question about that Argon. WTF is up with the choice of steerer tube? The steerer tube diameter in that style is usually just a little metal spindle.

I can see it on a TT bike, but a sprint...
11-06-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm going to try to break this down in the order...

I'm going to try to break this down in the order I highlighted some important points above.

1. We choose workouts that are specific to the type of fitness that an event will require. ...
11-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,040
Posted By burnthesheep

Nobody ever heard of a dollar bill or a sticker...

Nobody ever heard of a dollar bill or a sticker patch? They work. Used one this weekend (sticker patch).

I accept fully that this is borne out of too much time on one's hands, so cannot really...
11-05-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,871
Posted By burnthesheep

I liked the insurance commercial with the guy...

I liked the insurance commercial with the guy with the huge calves better. It summed it up in about 30 seconds.
11-05-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By burnthesheep

Recently started riding the TT bike in Zwift...

Recently started riding the TT bike in Zwift instead of just the roadie. Man, that beginner setup in Zwift for the TT bike is a freaking dog turd!

It's slow as hair growing on an old man's balls...
11-05-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a side effect of either poor planning or...

It's a side effect of either poor planning or execution. It is not an indicator of training or learning anything useful.

Also, don't confuse a bonk with just digging too hard too long in a power...
11-05-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By burnthesheep

The best indicator of performance is performance...

The best indicator of performance is performance itself.

Was your goal to be able to spin in Z2 while reading documents on a laptop, or being faster on a bicycle?

If the former, then you...
11-05-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,366
Posted By burnthesheep

Have I lived under a rock? Thanks for that link.

Have I lived under a rock? Thanks for that link.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,416
Posted By burnthesheep

Could you describe in your opinion what the...

Could you describe in your opinion what the "profile" of the wheel is? Is it more of the older classic rounded "vee" shape, or is more of the modern bulged out "U" shape?

I see a lot of the open...
11-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 130,756
Posted By burnthesheep

Ask and you shall receive. Especially since...

Ask and you shall receive. Especially since adjustments are easy now.
Come to find out, I hadn't purchased the middle two of the four available Felt Bayonet stems. The one I had on there was the...
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