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01-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 206
Posted By burnthesheep

What you actually sound like you're describing...

What you actually sound like you're describing isn't a recovery ride, but a ride where an athlete does "openers". Right before crit races, all the crit race dudes I follow post almost the same exact...
Forum: Triathlon
01-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By burnthesheep

1. That's almost the worst advice. The advice...

1. That's almost the worst advice. The advice is to "try before you buy" so somebody doesn't over commit to expensive equipment they won't use.

2. That's the weakest brag ever. You just...
01-24-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

165 TSS Zwift ride, 5700ft. I crushed my...

165 TSS Zwift ride, 5700ft.

I crushed my old 90min and 120min power on Zwift today. 240w for 90min and 235w for 120min. Rode Quatch Quest. Good route to warmup, do a solid 20ish min effort. ...
01-24-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By burnthesheep

In seriousness..............It's one of those...

In seriousness..............It's one of those things that falls right in between the sizes and uses you really need them for. Either you're a super underpacked randonneur or a super overpacked Fred....
01-24-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By burnthesheep

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_...

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_switzerland_saint_bernard_d_5798.jpg
01-22-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Yup. Today was just time spent outdoors in the...

Yup. Today was just time spent outdoors in the warmth with no aim or reason other than to ride for a while and enjoy it. 80TSS and 725KJ/hr at right at 200w AP. I'm 72kg. So, nowhere near 200lbs....
01-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Right now, and until my kids are out of HS, I...

Right now, and until my kids are out of HS, I won't be able to ever with any frequency put in 10+ hour weeks. So, my matches might burn bright, but I don't have many.
01-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Also, the whole concept of people trying to...

Also, the whole concept of people trying to erroneously link CTL to their "possible" ftp. CTL doesn't mean your ftp is going to go up or down. It just means how much capacity you have to do work,...
01-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Today was an old favorite workout I roll out once...

Today was an old favorite workout I roll out once in a while. There's a 7% hill of about 1:15 right out my front door almost. This time instead of cheating the momentum around the corner at the...
01-21-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I've had a tendency for a year or so to take it a...

I've had a tendency for a year or so to take it a little too easy on "intensity" weeks once the hard intervals are over. You can still spin some easy stuff on the off days, or extend the end of a...
01-21-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

KJ's relate to what I feed my pie hole more than...

KJ's relate to what I feed my pie hole more than TSS. Tossing a little low end Z2 at the end of a workout to hit a KJ target seems to work better than trying to work backwards from TSS.

That's...
01-21-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By burnthesheep

I think there's probably an inflation adjusted...

I think there's probably an inflation adjusted dollar figure of the level of reasonableness for this serial number topic.

I'd say $3000 for a bike or more.

Under that, it's either cheaper...
01-21-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,502
Posted By burnthesheep

There's a big city park in Raleigh named Dorothea...

There's a big city park in Raleigh named Dorothea Dix. Long segment through it on the weeknight hammer ride is "dragging your Dix in the dirt".
01-20-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 160,592
Posted By burnthesheep

Ahhhhh. Sorry. I pictured something else in my...

Ahhhhh. Sorry. I pictured something else in my head. I run the Aerocoach angled UCI extensions and my shims are only for the arm pad. Since it's only for the arm pad, there are slots instead of...
01-20-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I made this kind of idea a primary thing I'm...

I made this kind of idea a primary thing I'm tracking on my Trainingpeaks.

I'm nowhere near a lot of you all's commitment level. I'm targeting 4MJ a week. I'm at about 4.3 the last couple...
01-20-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,272
Posted By burnthesheep

The TT bike can be a great equalizer. You just...

The TT bike can be a great equalizer. You just have to still do all the work associated with it. I love hearing people say "if only I had one of those also!". Bull crap. You'd also need to ride...
01-20-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I understand how fatigue can affect workouts and...

I understand how fatigue can affect workouts and efforts, but damn. A long sst workout in Zwift this week felt horrible at -11 TSB versus a +6 the week before. Holy cow.

I'm wondering if I...
01-20-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 160,592
Posted By burnthesheep

I made my own alloy 15 deg shims recently out of...

I made my own alloy 15 deg shims recently out of aluminum. I know since it isn't store bought that means it isn't world record trackie Doge approved. Whatever. My 3d printed Aerocoach ones...
01-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Maybe keeping up with this in Trainingpeaks with...

Maybe keeping up with this in Trainingpeaks with my work loads will reveal something.
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01-18-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I bought a Withings fancy scale. It told me...

I bought a Withings fancy scale. It told me "womp womp womp, you suck". Or more accurately, the scale says I don't know what the F I'm doing with my nutrition.

There is zero way to claim it's...
01-17-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,227
Posted By burnthesheep

The correction for distance Strava uses if you're...

The correction for distance Strava uses if you're on pretty well known roads and routes is pretty accurate. However, you "instantaneous" speed shown on the GPS is most accurate if using a wheel...
01-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll keep an eye on it. Generally speaking, my...

I'll keep an eye on it. Generally speaking, my daily energy level is good. I find time at work to leave the desk and go walk the tank hall a lap or two. Or do some laps walking it at lunch. ...
01-16-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,565
Posted By burnthesheep

Sorry. I didn't clarify. They appear to be kits...

Sorry. I didn't clarify. They appear to be kits for an existing "nice-ish" bike but the kit is a throttled kit. Or they bought a bicycle, with pedals on it, with a throttle setup from one of those...
01-16-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,565
Posted By burnthesheep

Bicycles with so much electric motor on it being...

Bicycles with so much electric motor on it being used all the time that it defeats the purpose of it being a bicycle to begin with. Just own a scooter at that point. I would advocate anyone who...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,993
Posted By burnthesheep

To bounce off this......the point of opposition...

To bounce off this......the point of opposition is a blend of overall weight, road surface roughness, and anticipated airspeed for the "event".

You can shift the point of opposition one way or...
01-15-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm stupid. I forgot USAC did 20% off...

I'm stupid. I forgot USAC did 20% off Trainingpeaks. So I paid up.

Very interesting to finally see my data. A bit eye opening in areas. I was super worried that with my bad wreck in the race...
01-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,209
Posted By burnthesheep

That's not entirely true. Only track racing...

That's not entirely true. Only track racing tires really have "no flat protective layer". GP5000's have vectran puncture layer.
01-13-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,849
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Posted By burnthesheep

Taking a sweetspot week break from my TT bike...

Taking a sweetspot week break from my TT bike intensity workouts plan.

I swear, something has happened from 2019. In 2020 I did a hair more miles, more hours, and a crap ton more elevation. ...
01-13-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By burnthesheep

Time in position matters a good bit on the TT...

Time in position matters a good bit on the TT bike for the longer segments. Shorter ones in the 5min and less range, sure, it won't matter at all. Just set it up safely and hunker down.

Just to...
Forum: Triathlon
01-12-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

Brooks has a pretty good online fitment guide. ...

Brooks has a pretty good online fitment guide. Which is nice in the Covid times.

If you can go to a store with a treadmill in it, they can watch you walk and run on it and make suggestions. ...
01-07-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 160,592
Posted By burnthesheep

LOL, even came with matching Santa Claus boot...

LOL, even came with matching Santa Claus boot aero shoe/sock covers:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50810634198_51e90034a2_b.jpg
Forum: Triathlon
01-06-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By burnthesheep

That sounds like a route/course and riding issue,...

That sounds like a route/course and riding issue, not an issue necessitating disc brakes.

The deal with disc brakes right now is budget. If you can afford them on a new bike, get them. That's...
01-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Good point. All I have to do is sit up and...

Good point.

All I have to do is sit up and hammer for that really high stuff.

I tried this last workout that had a mix and it worked out. I hammered the VO2 part sat up, then settled into...
01-04-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By burnthesheep

In the past I have dremel'd a slot into them then...

In the past I have dremel'd a slot into them then used a large flathead screwdriver. For the torque range of a seat post clamp, shouldn't need much torque.

Otherwise, yeah.......that tool shown...
01-03-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,783
Posted By burnthesheep

Silca Speedshield is close: ...

Silca Speedshield is close:
...
01-02-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,401
Posted By burnthesheep

Britain, rowing and cycling........c'mon. That'd...

Britain, rowing and cycling........c'mon. That'd be like asking about why so many high school kickers were soccer players.

Regionally, I bet the crossover would be stronger in Nordic countries...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By burnthesheep

Typically it is just more accurate than doubling...

Typically it is just more accurate than doubling a single side. If you aren’t physically in a horrible state, nothing to do. If you have a good bike fit any leg length issues should already be...
12-31-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By burnthesheep

I get that people go on about youth and speed on...

I get that people go on about youth and speed on the bike.

It still seems to me a lot of it has to do with free time.

Young kids who recover well and use their infinite free time will be fast. ...
12-30-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By burnthesheep

Actually exactly what I've been doing. Integrate...

Actually exactly what I've been doing. Integrate it into the workout somehow.

I've got segments I made near work in Clayton. One 10mi, some shorter for intervals. I did the Team Spoke TT route...
12-30-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By burnthesheep

Why am I not a Strava segment person any more?

I just don't feel it any more.

Maybe it was a maturity thing with riding the bike. I am finally realizing that I was just sabotaging possible real gains in fitness by chasing carrots that are at...
12-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I abandoned the Zwift TT tune up plan out of a...

I abandoned the Zwift TT tune up plan out of a lack of faith in the people who wrote it, and lack of flexibility of 100% indoors only workouts to the tune of 6 per week. You simply can't have...
12-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,168
Posted By burnthesheep

I just find it funny people had to post up a...

I just find it funny people had to post up a preemptive excuse for stopping to drink when it doesn’t even matter.

Almost like stating you prefer to sit to pee instead of stand. “Oh, I sit to...
12-26-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By burnthesheep

I've started doing more like Rubik says above and...

I've started doing more like Rubik says above and it works fine for me.

For 2020 I do have a power figure for the TT bike for 60min from a 25mi effort. So, I can use that as an ftp. By...
12-24-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't think censoring what actually happens to...

I don't think censoring what actually happens to people in the real world as fellow riders on their rides is necessarily in the best interest of the forum. It is what it is. Don't like it, work on...
12-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

65 TSS an hour isn't slouching at all. That's...

65 TSS an hour isn't slouching at all. That's pretty much nonstop tempo or low end sweetspot, right? Maybe I'm off.

Usually my true Z2 rides are about 50 TSS per hour. So, 65 per hour for me...
12-21-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15,849
Views: 932,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Doing Zwift TT Tune Up plan. Not much hours a...

Doing Zwift TT Tune Up plan. Not much hours a week, but some intensity. First time in a while on any kind of structure.

I think I chose the ftp too low at first. I did the intro workout and it...
12-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 160,592
Posted By burnthesheep

The one I bought on Black Friday had their chart...

The one I bought on Black Friday had their chart breaking even for about 27mph versus their other suit tailored for slower riders (non pros). Meaning, at avg speed on the flats it made no difference...
12-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,002
Posted By burnthesheep

Whole topic is off the rails. You can do a...

Whole topic is off the rails. You can do a structured workout in Zwift without erg, exactly like outdoors. Just pick a flat route. Orrrr memorize a workout and ride up the mountains. I do 3x8 up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,919
Posted By burnthesheep

I can do my own car work. I get the concept of...

I can do my own car work. I get the concept of efficiency and profit. But one thing that bugs me about shops is pulling the old "book hours" junk.

Wife took car in for inspection and it had a...
12-17-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm more interested in the US release of the CGM...

I'm more interested in the US release of the CGM for athletes. They "claim" you can use it to optimally fuel workouts with carb (or not fuel). It's Supersapiens. Not for US yet, obviously. Thanks...
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