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10-30-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15,520
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Posted By burnthesheep

Lotta run TSS this week. 10k Friday today. New...

Lotta run TSS this week. 10k Friday today. New PR, under 50min now. Nothing stellar, but into the 7's per mile for a flat 10k. Had a couple miles in there around 7:20. Nice.
10-29-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By burnthesheep

That's usually only tolerated in 4/5 around here....

That's usually only tolerated in 4/5 around here. I'm in 4/5 and have to say, there's quite a few folks who actually abuse the spirit of that and run setups where they can simply mow over the field...
10-29-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By burnthesheep

On avg about 2 to 3 lbs heavier versus last year....

On avg about 2 to 3 lbs heavier versus last year. Road bike power is maybe up 5 to 10w. But......with a TT bike focus........that is up a full 40w over a 10mi effort. That's a mammoth change in...
10-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 31,075
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll throw this one a bone.........with Covid,...

I'll throw this one a bone.........with Covid, could the younger riders have been more prone to utilizing Zwift to train versus the older riders? Thus, an edge given depending on how the lockdowns...
Forum: Triathlon
10-29-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By burnthesheep

You still need a fit before purchase so that you...

You still need a fit before purchase so that you can determine both the size bike and brand of bike to purchase. Certain bikes cover a larger set of fit coordinates than others can "out of the box"....
10-29-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By burnthesheep

I may try the speed sensor thing. I have an old...

I may try the speed sensor thing. I have an old ANT+ Garmin one. It should work I suppose.

I swear though I've had trouble with it defaulting in the data fields of the export file to the GPS...
10-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By burnthesheep

I tried. I donít see it. I know Garmin has that...

I tried. I donít see it. I know Garmin has that but canít find anything but an on/off for Wahoo.
10-28-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By burnthesheep

Wahoo Elemnt autopause

Before we get into a johnson measuring contest about the merits of bragging about speeds with autopause or not.............this is for my TT bike. I log the rides with the weather to keep track of...
Forum: Triathlon
10-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't judge people who don camouflaged pajamas...

I don't judge people who don camouflaged pajamas and douse themselves with deer piss and trek out to the woods at 3:30 in the morning to go kill animals they may or may not eat afterwards.

Nor do...
10-26-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By burnthesheep

The good mtb guys on our team very often road...

The good mtb guys on our team very often road ride also. They can just go and go for longer time without interruption to build fitness. Of course, the bread and butter is still the skills on the...
10-26-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By burnthesheep

I would expect the max HR to come down as you...

I would expect the max HR to come down as you age. Not as you gain aerobic fitness. Gains in aerobic fitness realized by an increase in overall volume would explain resting and "zone" HR's to be...
10-22-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Went for a 10mi PR before the weather gets slow...

Went for a 10mi PR before the weather gets slow for the season. Not the best prep by doing loads of sweetspot the last 4 days in a row. Whatever.

285w AP. I couldn't hold the 300 I wanted to....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 447,657
Posted By burnthesheep

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10-21-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By burnthesheep

Sometimes early in a workout before sweat. I...

Sometimes early in a workout before sweat. I don't lick or wet it, so that's probably it for mine. Usually it sticks in the 130's for a minute as I'm warming up and getting into Z2 before working....
10-21-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,305
Posted By burnthesheep

For all my engineer and TT bike wizardry for fit...

For all my engineer and TT bike wizardry for fit video and trying to be faster..........sometimes I'm just a lazy idiot.

I had rewaxed the chain recently. Usually I let it hang overnight, then...
10-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 840
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll play. The nickname is "skid lid" because...

I'll play. The nickname is "skid lid" because that's what your head is likely to be doing in the event of a bike crash. The motion vector isn't for a hit/stop collision. It presumes you're coming...
10-19-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,305
Posted By burnthesheep

This is picky junk, but my newer Wahoo Elemnt has...

This is picky junk, but my newer Wahoo Elemnt has a hair trigger autopause that's been eff'ing up my speeds. I zoomed in on the "moving" parts of my rides after getting it and compared it to where...
10-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Tried a new parking spot and lunch route. Not...

Tried a new parking spot and lunch route. Not bad. Need to lower the tire psi a hair I think. Got a KOM. Pretty quiet route, wide enough road.

Still not loving my road helmet for TT practice....
10-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Tired of painting. Break to ride TT bike. Fixed...

Tired of painting. Break to ride TT bike. Fixed rear brake that would rub sometimes. New cable.

Threw some grip tape on the bull horns. Love it.

Saddle up a hair, 1/2Ē stack riser...
10-15-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Went for a run, felt good, so kept going to go...

Went for a run, felt good, so kept going to go 1/2 marathon. I'd never broken 2 hrs before.
10-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, it's not that quick. It was a workout, so...

Yeah, it's not that quick. It was a workout, so I had to mind doing it 4x in an hour at lunch back to back.

I did a stand start and stayed in the same gear. 54/15 uphill into wind and 54/14...
10-13-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, just playing around. There is sooo much...

Yeah, just playing around. There is sooo much different. Probably not in the ballpark. Just a way to track progress with a kinda known distance.
10-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Created a reliable segment out and then one back...

Created a reliable segment out and then one back for some pursuits. Just to mix it up. I guessed at the gear and did standing starts in it. I know as a schmuck I would only be in the 3km class,...
10-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By burnthesheep

Ignoring "as it should be" repairs of broken...

Ignoring "as it should be" repairs of broken things, or non-functional things:

-saddle: it probably came with the bike because it was the most generic and affordable shape for that bike the...
10-12-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Screw it, why not. I was feeling good on my run...

Screw it, why not. I was feeling good on my run Saturday in the rain. Decided to finish a 1/2. I'd never sniffed breaking 2 hours. 1:58. I had a couple stoplight crossings in there for a...
Forum: Triathlon
10-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By burnthesheep

I looked, couldn't find. Might be too new. I...

I looked, couldn't find. Might be too new. I know the Madone factory aero bars offer factory "ITU" clip ons meant just for the bars.

Folks on BF hate this reference, but post up on Slowtwitch...
10-08-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Having to get creative getting my time in on the...

Having to get creative getting my time in on the lunch TT bike rides. When you ride fast enough, the mileage starts piling on quick. 23.5mph at 30ft per mile at sweetspot for 25.5mi at lunch. Had...
10-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By burnthesheep

And........folks had to make it political. ...

And........folks had to make it political. Couldn't resist could ya? You all should get negative like points for that move.

I'll answer the question: I have avoided the greenways at all costs. ...
10-06-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,613
Posted By burnthesheep

Here's the deal with the headphones, it...

Here's the deal with the headphones, it presupposes that you will maintain your line perfectly predictably. The other person should still announce and make a safe pass. Safe meaning with ample...
10-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Hmm, true. Maybe not a good idea. Maybe just a...

Hmm, true. Maybe not a good idea. Maybe just a ziploc bag and a meat tenderizer then. Probably saved me getting chastised by the wife for ruining the coffee grinder!
10-06-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

2x8 and then some SS on the TT bike at lunch. ...

2x8 and then some SS on the TT bike at lunch. The speeds during the 2x8 were pretty good. I need to probably back off the power a hair and go with 3x8. I overcooked those two a bit on the % of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By burnthesheep

The comfort difference is real. I'm actually...

The comfort difference is real. I'm actually thinking of putting the widest aero drop bars I can find on my cross/gravel bike. The hand positions are great. Forget aero. That palm resting and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,489
Posted By burnthesheep

It's just delusions of grandeur. Looking at the...

It's just delusions of grandeur. Looking at the lives some of those folks lead, I do not want to do that whatsoever.

I make great money and have plenty of time to ride my bike the way I want to....
10-02-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 153,201
Posted By burnthesheep

Pedantic observation............that regional TT...

Pedantic observation............that regional TT that I couldn't go to due to the kid's birthday.........they ran it 1/2 mile short of a British 25mi. Like, what the eff? Seriously. All they had...
10-01-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 153,201
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, was to encourage club mates also. I...

Well, was to encourage club mates also.

I got a few amazing responses on UKTT forums. Basically exact specs sheets they use already.

Like: 10mi year end club recognitions sub 25, 23, 22, 21,...
10-01-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 153,201
Posted By burnthesheep

Feel I've asked this before. But, now that I...

Feel I've asked this before. But, now that I broke an hour for a 40k.........what are typical TT distance time milestones? 23min 10mi? Etc.?

I realize the gaps should be closer the faster as it...
09-30-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By burnthesheep

No. I will say, for the cost of a left only...

No.

I will say, for the cost of a left only crank meter...............many cyclists spend that much on a pair of bibs and couple jerseys or a month's worth of cache' microbrew.
09-30-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Missed the TT regional, went out before lunch...

Missed the TT regional, went out before lunch today just to see what I could muster. Windy. Flat. Could not get the HR up to a great hour power. But.......here we are.

I finally did it, sub hour....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,969
Posted By burnthesheep

TT/tri bikes have come a long way in the last 5...

TT/tri bikes have come a long way in the last 5 years in terms of "out of the box" ability to get a really dialed in bike fit. Without buying a bunch of stems, risers, pad tilters,...
09-29-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,057
Posted By burnthesheep

In NC, Sept/Oct/Nov can be amazing. Daylight...

In NC, Sept/Oct/Nov can be amazing. Daylight hours starts stinking for weeknights after work. But otherwise into the 70's and upper 40's in the mornings. Maybe some clothing needs, but no more...
09-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By burnthesheep

Get stronger on the bike. Then the same time...

Get stronger on the bike. Then the same time expenditure at the same zone burns more. That takes time and consistency.

Similar for many sports. The better you get, the more you can burn.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,263
Posted By burnthesheep

This topic inspired me to.......wash and start...

This topic inspired me to.......wash and start wearing the gloves again. I went a while not wearing them while they needed a wash. I'd rather not skin up my hands.

Now........too bad they didn't...
09-29-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,305
Posted By burnthesheep

Finally killed my Wahoo Bolt. I wasn't a good...

Finally killed my Wahoo Bolt. I wasn't a good engineer in thinking it was OK the buttons were flapping off. Problem with that was the buttons were the last defense against water ingress. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,584
Posted By burnthesheep

Here's the deal with this one, it's still your...

Here's the deal with this one, it's still your responsibility pulling out.

If you can't see, you creep up until you can, then you go.

Someday, instead of an electrical box blocking your view it...
09-25-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 153,201
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm going to give 40k another go. I found a...

I'm going to give 40k another go. I found a couple spots to try.

Which would you choose, not having access to a fancier calculator or known CRR values?

-slower CRR road surface but only...
09-24-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, might have just been the bump. I didn't...

Well, might have just been the bump. I didn't notice, but lost my saddle bag also. That was jammed into an open bottle cage and it's gone also. I feel stupid. It has velcro, use it. Seemed tight...
09-23-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Almost an hour at lunch. Sweet spot nonstop. ...

Almost an hour at lunch. Sweet spot nonstop. 240w, 24.2mph. With the worst aero road helmet possible. I'm going to swap and run my Evade for TT bike training rides. That Giant aero road helmet...
09-23-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,286
Posted By burnthesheep

Quoted for emphasis. Hitting up the food truck...

Quoted for emphasis. Hitting up the food truck for 2000 calories plus 500 in micro brew after the group ride doesn't help. You could have a net gain there instead of net loss in KJ's. One pastry...
09-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,936
Posted By burnthesheep

Question.........is it also kind of normal that...

Question.........is it also kind of normal that the less trained an individual is, the more the VO2 contribution to that aerobic power will be? Kind of like how someone like me is closer to 92% for...
09-19-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,103
Posted By burnthesheep

Speaking of yoga, anyone else catch the Bikram...

Speaking of yoga, anyone else catch the Bikram documentary in Netflix? Pretty good. Reminded me of the Rashni documentary on there. Weird. But you canít look away.

Either way, ride comfortable....
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