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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 488
Posted By rubiksoval

Spare wheels, spare bike, and all the tools to...

Spare wheels, spare bike, and all the tools to fix everything myself. You can learn anything bike-related on youtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By rubiksoval

Powertaps measure cadence, too.

Powertaps measure cadence, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By rubiksoval

Just go with SPD-SL pedals for both. There's a...

Just go with SPD-SL pedals for both. There's a substantial difference between the two. Plus then you don't need two pairs of shoes!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By rubiksoval

Huh. I genuinely don't have a clue what you're...

Huh. I genuinely don't have a clue what you're talking about. And in 30+ years of living here, I can honestly say I've never heard anyone call it Nashtown.

And my first proper pedal was a Look...
02-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 258
Posted By rubiksoval

You should just go ride. You're overcomplicating...

You should just go ride. You're overcomplicating things to the nth degree. After riding for a while you'll figure out going harder/faster for various durations. It's not exactly complicated unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By rubiksoval

What?

What?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,981
Posted By rubiksoval

Many bike fitters don't seem to have a clue. I...

Many bike fitters don't seem to have a clue. I know people who have gone to 2-3 different bike fitters and been given a pretty different fit from each one. It may be fine for the general population,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By rubiksoval

Favero Assioma SPD-SL Powermeter?!

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/02/leaked-favero-assioma-shimano-compatible-power-meter-pedal/

This would be a huge boon.

I won't touch a Look-style cleat with a stick, which is a real bummer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,981
Posted By rubiksoval

At 5'11 and 165 lbs, I ride 38cm bars and 165mm...

At 5'11 and 165 lbs, I ride 38cm bars and 165mm cranks and have for a few years now.

Aero is vital for speed.
02-25-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

I got my first power meter in 2005 and I have...

I got my first power meter in 2005 and I have never in my life done a steady state max one hour effort. My best 1 hour power was dong a few longer threshold efforts with z3 recovery with the odd...
02-25-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep.

Yep.
02-25-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

No, it doesn't. Age and fitness really have...

No, it doesn't. Age and fitness really have nothing to do with it.

The whole 20 minute test was NEVER about 20 minutes anyway; it was about a 5 minute blow out effort and THEN 20 minutes max and...
02-25-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

Nope. 20 minutes tells you your 20 minute...

Nope.

20 minutes tells you your 20 minute power. Want to get the most accurate FTP estimation, you need to actually do something in the 50-70 minute range
02-22-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 343,719
Posted By rubiksoval

That sounds bizarre. How many people watch...

That sounds bizarre.

How many people watch actual, real-life bike races? In the U.S.? It can't be that many. Isn't the channel that broadcasts bike racing closing this year?

And they think...
02-22-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 343,719
Posted By rubiksoval

And doesn't Strava show it? Mine shows up right...

And doesn't Strava show it? Mine shows up right under ride time. Then the stuff in orange is from Strava Sauce (?) I think.
...
02-22-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 343,719
Posted By rubiksoval

This is precisely why I don't let Zwift upload to...

This is precisely why I don't let Zwift upload to my Strava.

I just upload my Garmin to Strava and then adjust miles accordingly to make the average speed commensurate with the effort as my Garmin...
02-22-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 343,719
Posted By rubiksoval

Nice! I finally got mine this winter, too. Took...

Nice! I finally got mine this winter, too. Took me three entire winters to get it. Felt like forever.
02-21-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

I got to where I could ride them for 30 minutes...

I got to where I could ride them for 30 minutes or so, but to what end, I never figured out. There was zero difference when I got back on my bike.

I guess it's called a spin scan. Scantron are...
02-21-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16,046
Views: 948,372
Posted By rubiksoval

Finally rode outside for the first time in... a...

Finally rode outside for the first time in... a week?

I've done 13 rides this week, 12 inside. I'm sitting at 9,876 kJ. Ahhh. Guess I'll hop on my TT bike tonight for 15 minutes to chase that last...
02-21-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By rubiksoval

That race two years ago at Dubai or wherever...

That race two years ago at Dubai or wherever where they finished on the dam and he just about came to a standstill with 100m to go...Ohhhhh, he needs to do some reckoning for that one. I want to see...
02-21-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

You definitely notice powercranks. Using the...

You definitely notice powercranks. Using the computrainer scantron things, I always had a very good pedal stroke, but I couldn't use them more than 3 minutes consecutively the first couple of rides....
02-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

Next time just try some powercranks. :thumb:

Next time just try some powercranks. :thumb:
02-20-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

That's interesting. I don't really get sore after...

That's interesting. I don't really get sore after rides anymore. I get deep-down fatigue, and I get to the point where my legs feel like blocks of wood, but nothing like the DOMS I get if I were to...
02-20-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By rubiksoval

Exactly. It just isn't an issue unless there's...

Exactly. It just isn't an issue unless there's actual pain or weakness. Not even at 6w/kg type of fitness.

And I'd surmise for the vast majority, doing actual riding that focuses on aerobic gains...
02-19-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't think of a single race in the southeast...

I can't think of a single race in the southeast that has a big downhill that would be worth the trouble and expense of this, so definitely don't think it'll be "common."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By rubiksoval

Not if your reach is set up well.

Not if your reach is set up well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By rubiksoval

Is your saddle level? Try tilting it down. A lot...

Is your saddle level? Try tilting it down. A lot if necessary.

Helps immensely.
02-18-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 163,222
Posted By rubiksoval

I bought a Mistica on Ebay for $60 bucks shipped...

I bought a Mistica on Ebay for $60 bucks shipped this morning, so I'm looking forward to getting that.

I also got TriRig's aero skewers a while back when they had a sale. They're really nice;...
02-18-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. I edited my post about consistency/accuracy...

Ha. I edited my post about consistency/accuracy while you were apparently quoting it.
02-18-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

If both our powermeters are accurate, then you do...

If both our powermeters are accurate, then you do know that your 300 is my 300.

Which is why accuracy is important. That you seemingly don't care about that doesn't change it. I care about it....
02-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

It seems you're saying you don't care about...

It seems you're saying you don't care about accuracy as long as you have consistency because you have 12-13 years worth of data using the same brand of powermeters.

Yet you apparently also...
02-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

My PT hub is on an aluminum rim. It's heavy,...

My PT hub is on an aluminum rim. It's heavy, narrow, and doesn't match any of my front wheels. I don't particularly want to train on it because of that, and I definitely don't want to race on it when...
02-18-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 163,222
Posted By rubiksoval

And along with that: They mentioned the...

And along with that:

They mentioned the saddle



I tried an ISM years ago and didn't like it as it felt far too wide at the end. I moved to a Fizik Tritone and it was a bit better, but then I...
02-18-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 163,222
Posted By rubiksoval

This bike, guys. Ohhhh.... ...

This bike, guys. Ohhhh....

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/02/the-aussie-champs-tt-bike-6000-ti-bar-extensions-waxed-chain-and-a-58t/

There's a lot to unpack and drool over in this article.
02-18-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16,046
Views: 948,372
Posted By rubiksoval

I have that one, too! I have a box fan type...

I have that one, too!

I have a box fan type thing on the floor angled up on my legs and torso, and then I have the Lasko at chest/head level about two feet away and only turn it on during hard...
02-18-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

I keep thinking I won't use my G3 anymore, and I...

I keep thinking I won't use my G3 anymore, and I keep figuring out ways to need it (it's on my TT bike now). I'm going back and forth with rebuilding it in to a carbon aero rim...:)

I have looked...
02-18-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

SRM, Powertap, Quarq. (Also had a P2Max that was...

SRM, Powertap, Quarq. (Also had a P2Max that was good, too).

Yes, well, that's the entire point of accuracy! That's what I'm saying. :thumb:
02-18-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

Tacx Flux. It's rubbish.

Tacx Flux. It's rubbish.
02-17-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

I currently have three different different power...

I currently have three different different power meters. In the past I've had several more. That they're all accurate is important, lest I have to start over with data accumulation and analysis for...
02-17-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

So you don't train by power, and this tangent is...

So you don't train by power, and this tangent is moot.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,933
Posted By rubiksoval

Probably a 90-100m, but it really doesn't matter....

Probably a 90-100m, but it really doesn't matter. You don't choose a stem length based on what it originally came with. You choose a stem length based on what you need to achieve your desired reach...
02-17-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

Sure. That's close enough to 1.5%, which is...

Sure. That's close enough to 1.5%, which is within the accuracy range of the power meter itself anyway.
02-16-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

If it's consistently calibrated against a known...

If it's consistently calibrated against a known weight, then it's also accurate.
02-16-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

So again, you just start over with the data? ...

So again, you just start over with the data?

If you're using a power meter to "track fitness", though, maybe this is all beyond your training requirements, anyway.
02-16-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

The accuracy isn't important? What happens when...

The accuracy isn't important? What happens when you use a powermeter outside? Or get a new trainer? Just resign yourself to starting all over with the data?

Accuracy is vitally important.
02-16-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 343,719
Posted By rubiksoval

I started last month! I was also at 4.1% for 30...

I started last month! I was also at 4.1% for 30 and am now 2.1% for 15. I only have about 85k left, but with the additional I've been paying each month, this new loan will work out to be $10 a month...
02-16-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16,046
Views: 948,372
Posted By rubiksoval

It hasn't been above freezing here in the last 5...

It hasn't been above freezing here in the last 5 days, and isn't expected to until Friday. It snowed/sleeted an inch or two yesterday, too. The high is 18 today! This weather isn't unheard of, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,799
Posted By rubiksoval

It's not a discussion. It's a video. Not...

It's not a discussion. It's a video.

Not watching that.
02-15-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,584
Posted By rubiksoval

At that altitude, was there significant...

At that altitude, was there significant altitude-induced power loss happening over that last hour plus?
02-15-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16,046
Views: 948,372
Posted By rubiksoval

You did 308 for two hours at a tempo pace? ...

You did 308 for two hours at a tempo pace?

That's boss-like. Nice.
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