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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Cypress

Holy hell how long are those cranks?! Is this an...

Holy hell how long are those cranks?! Is this an optical illusion?
03-31-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 246,913
Posted By Cypress

It's a shame that thread was moved. It had...

It's a shame that thread was moved. It had pertinent information specifically for the racing crowd, and only went off the tracks a few times. I couldn't see the thread following the topic in The...
03-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 246,913
Posted By Cypress

Done.

Done.
03-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride) Doing...

Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride)

Doing this one in Watopia starting around 3:45 PST today
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,715
Posted By Cypress

It's threads like this that make me happy to not...

It's threads like this that make me happy to not run Campy.

It seems like people who run Shimano or SRAM just go ride their bikes, and when asked which system they prefer (rare), it's usually a...
03-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 246,913
Posted By Cypress

The ones I do were given to me by O'Donnell back...

The ones I do were given to me by O'Donnell back in the day. I sort of remember the first time I did them... I remember starting them, then about the halfway point it gets all fuzzy, then my memory...
03-30-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 246,913
Posted By Cypress

You could try 4x1 at 400-415W with 1 min between...

You could try 4x1 at 400-415W with 1 min between intervals on Saturdays and full-blown Tabatas on Tuesdays.

Everyone seems to have different ideas of Tabatas, but I see them as a 40+ minute Z2/3...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,489
Posted By Cypress

It's like owning a **********. It's super fun and...

It's like owning a **********. It's super fun and a great way to get in tune with your inner monologue, but it's (probably?) not something you tell your coworkers about.
03-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 805,945
Posted By Cypress

Oh, and I started watching the Movistar...

Oh, and I started watching the Movistar documentary on Netflix. It's a bit choppy and seems to be a Canyon ad, but I appreciate seeing high-def bike stuff. Reading subtitles while on the rollers is...
03-30-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

I'll be hitting 45 mins to an hour of recovery...

I'll be hitting 45 mins to an hour of recovery starting around 3:45 pm today.

Additionally, I would have thought Zwift would use this opportunity to roll out some big new roads/maps. I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,332
Posted By Cypress

Radical idea: Sell your current bike and get...

Radical idea:

Sell your current bike and get a Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc.

What goes up, must come down, and discs are ****** for steep twisty descents. The Endurance comes with a 52/36 x...
03-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 805,945
Posted By Cypress

Volume is increasing, but the weather is on a...

Volume is increasing, but the weather is on a steady downward spiral for the next two weeks. Not sure how my mind is going to cope with 13+ hours/wk on Zwift.
03-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 246,913
Posted By Cypress

I finally caved and got an Instant Pot. Trial run...

I finally caved and got an Instant Pot. Trial run tonight for shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches.
03-28-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

Hitting Watopia right now along with 10,000 other...

Hitting Watopia right now along with 10,000 other peeps. 3 hours, freeride. Name again is Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,715
Posted By Cypress

2000 miles so far this year, not sure about last...

2000 miles so far this year, not sure about last year. HED, Bontrager, and hand-built stuff with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Iím at 151 pounds right now, but Iím not a slow rider. Roads are...normal?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,715
Posted By Cypress

Iíve broken spokes on almost all of my high-end...

Iíve broken spokes on almost all of my high-end wheels. I agree that it shouldnít happen, but it does. Usually once every year or two.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Cypress

Have you tried bending your elbows?

Have you tried bending your elbows?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,715
Posted By Cypress

Same. I've also never seen (or noticed) anyone on...

Same. I've also never seen (or noticed) anyone on Campy in any race I've ever been in.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Cypress

Seat height is so specific to the individual....

Seat height is so specific to the individual. What works for one person is doom for another. I've had bike fitters comment that my seat is too low, but I see a noticeable drop in power and an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,715
Posted By Cypress

Because the paired spoke fad has rightfully...

Because the paired spoke fad has rightfully passed. I've found them to be flexier than normally-laced wheels. Breaking a spoke on a paired-spoke wheel usually makes it unrideable.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Cypress

28's should be fine. I'd only question it if you...

28's should be fine. I'd only question it if you were running wider rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Cypress

The Liv would have better after-purchase support...

The Liv would have better after-purchase support if you ever needed it. From the little blurb I read about the Rose, they tend to ride a bit more harshly than other bikes.

Giant (Liv) makes...
03-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Cypress

I'll race my brains out when things open up. I'll...

I'll race my brains out when things open up. I'll have more volume in my legs, which has always been my weakness.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Cypress

Which wheels?

Which wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Cypress

That'd be a 2012 or older model. They started not...

That'd be a 2012 or older model. They started not raking the fork out so much in 2013. The 2016 models have a different Zertz insert than what you have pictured.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cypress

This post is making me hungry.

This post is making me hungry.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 888
Posted By Cypress

Don't worry, somebody will revisit this thread in...

Don't worry, somebody will revisit this thread in about 9 years to quote/argue one of the posts (initially made by a member who has since died, probably).
03-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,584
Posted By Cypress

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03-26-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

The weatherman lied. Hitting Watopia around...

The weatherman lied.

Hitting Watopia around 3:45 PST for 2 hours of Z2/3.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cypress

There is a biological difference. Testosterone...

There is a biological difference. Testosterone levels during development drive most of it (lean muscle mass, more bone density to support the muscles, less body fat to push up hills, etc).

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cypress

If I had the choice between two bikes that were...

If I had the choice between two bikes that were identical in all ways but the bottom bracket, I'd take threaded every time.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cypress

If I know I'll be riding with people (obviously...

If I know I'll be riding with people (obviously not now) I'll make sure the legs are as freshly-shaved as the schedule will allow.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cypress

When I get KOM's I downplay the title of the...

When I get KOM's I downplay the title of the ride, even though I may have gone out on that ride specifically to get the KOM and died a thousand deaths to make it happen.

That being said, if...
03-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

100000%. I'll hop into NY once every few months...

100000%. I'll hop into NY once every few months to remind myself how much I don't like it. Watopia is so big that I still have to look at the map to figure out how to get places.
03-26-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 805,945
Posted By Cypress

Zwift 4 Horsemen route. Every time you're going...

Zwift 4 Horsemen route. Every time you're going uphill, do tempo wattage in 10-minute chunks with 5 mins of recovery watts in between the chunks. Lower Z2 everywhere else. Depending on your fitness...
03-26-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,584
Posted By Cypress

Several studies suggest regular sexual...

Several studies suggest regular sexual intercourse significantly boosts the immune system.

That does, however, rely on your choice of sexual partner(s).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 888
Posted By Cypress

I don't know if it's the robustness of my hair...

I don't know if it's the robustness of my hair follicles or what, but I need a ratchet strap to yank the wax off of my legs. Then I look like a freshly plucked turkey afterwards.

Shaving, FTW.
03-26-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,584
Posted By Cypress

You'd think at least one team would have a...

You'd think at least one team would have a marketing person smart enough to use this as a springboard to become the most community-involved team. Win team schwag and whatnot.
03-25-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

Wales?

Wales?
03-25-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

Added!

Added!
03-25-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

He's been crackin' backs and advancing through...

He's been crackin' backs and advancing through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belts on the East Coast.
03-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

Name: Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride) ...

Name: Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride)

I'll be hopping on Watopia around 3:40 PST to do this sweet spot workout (SS for me is about 4.4 W/kg):
...
03-25-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Cypress

The 33 Goes Zwifting

Misery loves company. The fastest I ever got was when DWJOdonnell and I would call each other out on riding through the spring. We rode on days that I would have otherwise skipped, just because he...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11,963
Views: 171,722
Posted By Cypress

I'm having flashbacks.

I'm having flashbacks.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11,963
Views: 171,722
Posted By Cypress

My firm renovated a very old elementary school...

My firm renovated a very old elementary school back in the day. When I was pulling old pipe out of the ceiling I found a rusty haggard-looking hammer with a Star of David burned into the bottom of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11,963
Views: 171,722
Posted By Cypress

A coworker of mine came up with a novel idea: ...

A coworker of mine came up with a novel idea:

EVERYONE (minus the absolute barebones crews like doctors) stays home for two weeks, and April 8th now becomes March 25th, then we treat the rest of...
03-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,584
Posted By Cypress

A coworker of mine came up with a novel idea: ...

A coworker of mine came up with a novel idea:

EVERYONE (minus the absolute barebones crews like doctors) stays home for two weeks, and April 8th now becomes March 25th, then we treat the rest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Cypress

Only comes with a 44t chainring? What if you...

Only comes with a 44t chainring? What if you wanted to go...fast?
03-25-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Cypress

Straight from Brown's mouth: ...

Straight from Brown's mouth:

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Ride your bike by yourself. I wouldn't...
03-24-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14,516
Views: 805,945
Posted By Cypress

Currently on Zwift warming up for an FTP test, if...

Currently on Zwift warming up for an FTP test, if anyone wants to watch. Denny Rowe III

Edit: 335W

Less of a drop than I expected for how little I've ridden lately. I also felt like total ass,...
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