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12-07-19, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Doge

I'm right about there, looking south. ...

I'm right about there, looking south.
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12-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,362
Posted By Doge

I don't call it a joke, but anything other than...

I don't call it a joke, but anything other than the open division has handicaps for the category. I sometimes smirk that some categories don't want to be compared to para. It is all some...
12-04-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,362
Posted By Doge

My argument is more an economical one. The...

My argument is more an economical one. The promoter needs to make money, or at least not lose money.

But as the cost of a road, and police and schedule and officials is close to the same for 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Doge

I will look closer tomorrow. My initial reaction...

I will look closer tomorrow. My initial reaction is 6W is a lab thing and not close to real outdoor situations with speeds of 40-60mph. I'd guess closer to 50W-100W equivalent. I have strava of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Doge

I'm missing the responses to the OP question. ...

I'm missing the responses to the OP question.

Same position. Pedaling vs coasting with cranks level. I have seen little data on this, although a wind-tunnel would certainly do the trick.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Doge

I do not have a number. But I noticed it did...

I do not have a number. But I noticed it did matter. My kid had to use a pedal and coast technique because he was gear restricted. I think the speed up, coast down speed up repeat worked pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doge

East county. Out Alpine, Julian, Palomar, Mesa...

East county. Out Alpine, Julian, Palomar, Mesa Grande, Boulevard, Kitchen Creek, La Posta, Sunrise Hwy, Hwy 79 between I-8 and Julian, Old Hwy 80 and Hwy 94, are all incredible rides with very...
12-01-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

At one time, I read all the rules, but forgot a...

At one time, I read all the rules, but forgot a bunch. Tidal IX is proportional on total scholarships. So if 150 are given to men (80 football, 70 all other), then 150 are given to women. It does not...
11-30-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

I posted about this when the law was passed and...

I posted about this when the law was passed and over the last few years about the pattern. I even got blocked because of my proven to be correct views.
I believe you posted my views were absurd (in...
11-24-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,148
Posted By Doge

See the -33

See the -33
11-24-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

No posts in this sub forum since? My music post...

No posts in this sub forum since? My music post was the last one. I could post my kid's power numbers, and light it up a bit. But winning should matter more, and not a lot on right now.
11-22-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 188,383
Posted By Doge

If you guys are really into audio we have had...

If you guys are really into audio we have had some (4-5) great get togethers in the last few months. Much science. Much beer, Much testing of DAC, Vinyl, tube and SS amps and some really exotic...
11-22-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,472
Posted By Doge

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) It would be very hard to see anything other than a 1X in MTB or cx Nationals in any category.
#2...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Doge

Cost?

Cost?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Doge

I don't know about the 2016. I had a 2015. ...

I don't know about the 2016. I had a 2015. There were two issues. One was under load the wheel would pull out due to angle, and 2 the hardened steel plates on the dropouts made them very difficult...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,928
Posted By Doge

Get a CVT hub. I have one. They are heavy. ...

Get a CVT hub. I have one. They are heavy. They also seem to rob power, but there are no steps. I though riding one was a good idea, and that helped me determine that I was pretty happy between...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,928
Posted By Doge

In my job job I've designed things I thought...

In my job job I've designed things I thought would be easy for users that users found not so easy. Of course an investment in more user training, or new designs can be a solution, but generally the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,928
Posted By Doge

In cx and MTB a front derailleur is mostly...

In cx and MTB a front derailleur is mostly non-existent. That may be because noone knows how to adjust them, or may be because 11 spds over a wide range is sufficient.

I typically used a triple...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,928
Posted By Doge

Another reason for a 1X because even pros get...

Another reason for a 1X because even pros get chain drop. No FD, no front shifting issues and a narrow/wide ring is much better at holding a chain.

"Inner" chain rings are not symmetrical on...
11-19-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By Doge

Even if they were equal time, so what? Many...

Even if they were equal time, so what?
Many folks that work harder than other folks make less. So yea, coddling.

But aside from the social and philosophical parts of this, bike racing needs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,928
Posted By Doge

Yes, but... Cheap lower quality stuff for...

Yes, but...
Cheap lower quality stuff for tooling around. They are out there, but don't expect any get respect on BF.

With 11 on the rear it is very hard to get the the gears all right and...
11-17-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,924
Posted By Doge

Some backhanded encouragement. There is...

Some backhanded encouragement.

There is always someone faster. There is a point anyone will bonk (did you see the 2019 World Championships).
But bonking is part of it. Better riders do not bonk...
11-17-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,472
Posted By Doge

We have a tandem. That goes fast. On singles...

We have a tandem. That goes fast. On singles there is braking on descents. She did that as a dominant racer. It didn't really matter as up hills made the difference. I am more fearful than I...
11-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

OP is an enthusiast and likely is sitting back...

OP is an enthusiast and likely is sitting back and enjoying. I expect he has, or will have a PM.
Lots of us that see no need for a PM have them. I have 5 or 6. Because I want to. I also don't...
11-17-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,472
Posted By Doge

That 42X11 is a big top gear that would not be...

That 42X11 is a big top gear that would not be used. The low end would be. There still are 11 speeds and mostly flat around here. I'm going to go with big gear around top 90in.

A 40X12-28 is a...
11-17-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,472
Posted By Doge

I am in the process of re-building a Ti classic...

I am in the process of re-building a Ti classic of my wife's. All 9100 Dura-Ace and some boutique stuff in the super light area.
We decided yet another 1X for the house.
I can't decide if a...
11-15-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

Short replies are welcome. To the OP why have a...

Short replies are welcome. To the OP why have a PM when you don't race? Because you want to .
11-15-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

That may be the core of our disagreement. Outside...

That may be the core of our disagreement. Outside of this forum, I don't know folks that train to do anything but be faster and/win more (they can be different). Power helps do both. But, certainly...
11-15-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

No disagreement. And if you do that you need a...

No disagreement. And if you do that you need a PM.

The next Why that falls from that is why a PM training program was chosen over another one.
I assume because folks think the time spend in a...
11-14-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

The Why has not really be defined. I can think...

The Why has not really be defined. I can think of three whys.
-To train
-To perform
-To see numbers.

I think the latter is what most have a PM for. You can train with cadence, HR, Power -...
11-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

I agree a PM is the best way to measure power. ...

I agree a PM is the best way to measure power. And if the why is that you want to measure power, it is the best tool. As I posted, I used it for tuning equipment.

When there used to be bike...
11-14-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,472
Posted By Doge

Most our "dedicated" bikes are 1X. They were...

Most our "dedicated" bikes are 1X. They were built with a purpose or road type in mind and the extra ring is added weight, or not needed or increases risk of the chain coming off.
The bikes with...
11-14-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

I agree with your statements that speed is not...

I agree with your statements that speed is not indicative of effort and it does eliminate variables. That is why I like time better for measuring improvement. Power is just one factor in going...
11-14-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,344
Posted By Doge

How is that any better than speed / time? It does...

How is that any better than speed / time? It does not measure the most important thing - winning. And it does not measure speed. Targeting power may not help either (and I am very serious about...
11-13-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By Doge

I thought this might lead to just the...

I thought this might lead to just the cancellation of the women's events. This is easier I think.
Cancel the whole thing. Tucson too - canceled.

Women's competitions are now T level...
11-05-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By Doge

No - you add equal purse for women's racing and...

No - you add equal purse for women's racing and it quietly goes away. As posted a few times about local races (Boulevard, and a small list), along with urinating on the neighbor's yard.
11-02-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

I had not heard that. I really don't know why...

I had not heard that. I really don't know why they needed their own categories. Made for more paperwork.
11-02-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

Today I'm catching and 81 year old local cyclist,...

Today I'm catching and 81 year old local cyclist, I slow down and say hello and am kinda surprised. John never rides below 20mph @ age 81. If you've been around SoCal, Como, last century you know...
11-01-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,362
Posted By Doge

I liked this one...

I liked this one https://babylonbee.com/news/motorcycle-that-identifies-as-bicycle-sets-world-cycling-record?fbclid=IwAR3R02hginyydbHEj4CisqTvkSj3filZMel1vXu6sPiWbjZ1CqdCl19gAbk
11-01-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Doge

That video didn't seem to care if his handlebar...

That video didn't seem to care if his handlebar width was 36 or 38. I think is GT performance is more a reflection of growing up and some brain adjustments that come from crashes trying to shoot a...
11-01-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,362
Posted By Doge

Because it is often hard to fill a podium with...

Because it is often hard to fill a podium with gender / age classes.

Same thing I've posted many times - no gender or age classes will work best. Every time I see a big race cater to the money...
10-27-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,362
Posted By Doge

This is unfair. Many cyclist do unfair...

This is unfair.
Many cyclist do unfair things.
Cycling is not fair.

I don't know it will destroy women's cycling, because I don't know that wining is all that important in women's cycling.
10-27-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Doge

Good place to start is below. A book. Arnie has...

Good place to start is below. A book. Arnie has extensive trainer workouts.

Smart Cycling: Successful Training and Racing for Riders of All Levels Paperback – March 26, 1997

by Arnie Baker...
10-24-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

Some USA kids my son's age and younger are doing...

Some USA kids my son's age and younger are doing over 6 fig by age 21, but that still leaves a lot of road ahead.
A few others could, but don't want to move to Europe.
As I often point out/remind...
10-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

The eating guy likely was not constantly accused...

The eating guy likely was not constantly accused of doping either. Chris is a guy that is just happy to be on the bike.
As a parent, it was not so much the money, but guys that just love it as a...
10-23-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

I never wished pro cycling on my kid. It is...

I never wished pro cycling on my kid. It is something easy to get infatuated with, but rarely delivers. And if you do do well, a large group will brand you a cheater. The smart folks don't do it. ...
10-22-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

FWIW - I bought 5 of them. I have not seen that...

FWIW - I bought 5 of them. I have not seen that issue. However they do discontinue models and stop support (trainers). I likely won't buy the next stuff from them.
10-22-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

Likely 80s there today. 90s at beach here.

Likely 80s there today. 90s at beach here.
10-22-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

Sounds like the Mike Nosco ride. Is it different?

Sounds like the Mike Nosco ride. Is it different?
10-22-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 216,909
Posted By Doge

I think that is correct - and recent.

I think that is correct - and recent.
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