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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By AlgarveCycling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz52XW6CMM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz52XW6CMM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdscuvZmJ5g

It is an absolute fact that different bikes will make a difference in terms of watts required to propel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By AlgarveCycling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdscuvZmJ5g ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdscuvZmJ5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz52XW6CMM
09-23-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 910
Posted By AlgarveCycling

At just shy of 50 years old, in January 2019, I...

At just shy of 50 years old, in January 2019, I weighed 86kg (189lbs) which is heavy for someone only 5ft 6. I had put on the weight because I didn't adjust my diet when I went from serious Cat 1...
09-23-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 755
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Where I live it is not uncommon for houses to...

Where I live it is not uncommon for houses to have large basement garages - I keep most bikes down there but my two road bikes live upstairs in a room dedicated just to them :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,448
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, Cav isn't known to be the sharpest brain...

Yes, Cav isn't known to be the sharpest brain about the Peloton so he can be somewhat confusing when voicing his thoughts at times :D I'd agree that in cadence he probably refers mainly to his...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,448
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Mark Cavendish, the most successful sprinter in...

Mark Cavendish, the most successful sprinter in the TdF, generates nowhere near as many watts as many good amateurs or his Pro peers...being a great road bike sprinter is not about absolute power. ...
09-22-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3,135
Views: 304,991
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I generally always wear a helmet for road and MTB...

I generally always wear a helmet for road and MTB and I'm a great believer in advocating their use. However, when in Amsterdam visiting my kids who live there, I don't. Hardly anyone does there and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,663
Posted By AlgarveCycling

For XC MTB I wear gloves to protect my hands from...

For XC MTB I wear gloves to protect my hands from falls that occasionally happen because I'm crap at MTB when it gets very technical and to avoid sweaty slippery bars. For road bike training and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,104
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Depends on the route for me. I use my 5.8kg...

Depends on the route for me. I use my 5.8kg (12.8lbs) for hilly routes and my 8.2kg (18lbs) aero bike for flatter routes.

Taking this last weekend as an example, on Saturday I did 88km (55mi) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,525
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The psi I run is based upon my fastest segment...

The psi I run is based upon my fastest segment times - less about comfort, more about speed in my case for racing.

On my MTB, I run tubeless and around 19 psi front, 20 rear, a little more if the...
09-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Cheers! Logo's and bright is a subjective...

Cheers!

Logo's and bright is a subjective taste, obviously, my Project One was always going to be bold. However, I like both loud and stealth...hence my other road bike being unpainted and plain....
09-14-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Love my Trek...with Specialized Roval parts too! ...

Love my Trek...with Specialized Roval parts too!

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,687
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Lighter, stiffer, more aero as you go up the...

Lighter, stiffer, more aero as you go up the tiers. The benefits are real, even if some folks don't get to appreciate them. Small gains you see, not all that important to the casual cyclist or Club...
09-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,176
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Trek Madone SLR road bike - my aero bike, fast on...

Trek Madone SLR road bike - my aero bike, fast on the less lumpy stuff.
Wilier Zero6 road bike - my hill climbing bike, 5.8kg of speed and my bike of choice for the road racing in my part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By AlgarveCycling

https://glorycycles.com/shimano-ultegra-di2-8050-u...

https://glorycycles.com/shimano-ultegra-di2-8050-upgrade-kit/

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/shimano-ultegra-di2-r8050-electric-kit-2-port-internal-gs-variant-688419

Something like this I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'm a big fan of gels. On a Zone 2 ride of around...

I'm a big fan of gels. On a Zone 2 ride of around 2 hours, I don't take anything more than water. For a 2 hour HIIT training I'll take one gel after an hour. On longer rides, I'll take my first gel...
09-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have no idea what my highest elevation or most...

I have no idea what my highest elevation or most climbed is since it was all back in the late 80's and 90's that those personal records were made during race tours. But in the last 8 days I've done...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19,621
Views: 4,177,694
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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New Roval Rapide CLX wheels + GP5000's and a Stages 3 power meter this week.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 26,872
Views: 16,914,828
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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My two. Trek Madone SLR 6 with Roval Rapide CLX wheels, Stages 3 power...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yep, a whole new bike. An expensive upgrade. ...

Yep, a whole new bike. An expensive upgrade.

I have both rim and disc. I have an overwhelming preference for my disc bike on steep descents and wet weather - not that I deliberately set out in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, and apparently the reason is because the...

Yes, and apparently the reason is because the Bianchi Oltre XR4 is one of the heavier bikes in the Peloton so they are loathe to add more weight, hence rim. They have gone so far as adopting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,839
Posted By AlgarveCycling

100% Last week I rode with a chap from...

100%

Last week I rode with a chap from Eindhoven in Holland here on vacation - a friend of a friend visiting him. He doesn't ride hills, he has none! But he is a powerful rider who follows a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I read it as it could be either type of training...

I read it as it could be either type of training - both involves sprints albeit at different intensities. If he is doing full gas plus recovery, then yes, sure, he has more control over how and when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By AlgarveCycling

From my perspective, I don't subscribe to that...

From my perspective, I don't subscribe to that method all the time for some intervals - I do that when doing repeated full gas hill intervals, sprint, try not to puke, recover, sprint etc but when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Ignore him, HIIT training is a mainstay of any...

Ignore him, HIIT training is a mainstay of any good training programme. I am a natural sprinter and fastest in my region and I stay that way due to hard interval training - I pretty much know all the...
08-22-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,689
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I wave to all cyclists, regardless of what type...

I wave to all cyclists, regardless of what type of cycling they are doing. I also say hello to pedestrians I pass who are walking on the road in small rural Portuguese villages; they all say hello...
08-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,831
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I carry one in case I need to go into a cafe or...

I carry one in case I need to go into a cafe or shop or whatever - compulsory here. During the lockdown I had my Buff and wore that when cycling near pedestrians but generally here we only wear masks...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I bought the Rapide CLX's - going to be delivered...

I bought the Rapide CLX's - going to be delivered next week.

I'm not going to run tubeless on my road bikes, really happy to remain with a tube since I have had just one puncture in the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By AlgarveCycling

My Trek is shiny red, needs a quick wipe clean...

My Trek is shiny red, needs a quick wipe clean after every ride and I like its appearance a lot. My Wilier is not matte, is appears that way however because it has no paint at all. It is easy to...
08-19-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,416
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's a real shame about Remco this year, I...

It's a real shame about Remco this year, I watched him on a couple of stages at the Volta ao Algarve that he won earlier this year and met him at the start (just to say hi to at the team bus with my...
08-19-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,488
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I've had the same breakfast nearly every day for...

I've had the same breakfast nearly every day for a year now - yoghurt, banana and a Red Bull Sugar-free (hate coffee). That's enough for a 2 hour HIIT session or Zone 1 or 2 Recovery ride. Longer...
08-18-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,696
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, they are! :thumb: My Danish stepson, now...

Yes, they are! :thumb: My Danish stepson, now living in Copenhagen and stepdaughter living in Uppsalla (University) introduced me to them years ago, wonderful.


On the masks front, here in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The Rapide CLX are currently top of my list after...

The Rapide CLX are currently top of my list after researching. I don't want tubeless on my road bikes anyway and so they really appeal: good aero plus light. It's my Madone I want to upgrade so the...
08-15-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,863
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Not at all. No difference. I've had plenty...

Not at all. No difference.

I've had plenty of flats on my MTB - which has discs - before I went tubeless. The only difference is carrying an allen key to remove the thru-axle if you don't have...
08-14-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Well done! One car is what we're down to...

Well done!

One car is what we're down to now as well - have been for the last 3 years.

Our main residence is in Portugal, the Southern touristic Algarve region, with 300 glorious Sunny days a...
08-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Probably less than an hour a week for the 3 bikes...

Probably less than an hour a week for the 3 bikes use. Ride them around 18-20 hours a week though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Saturday: 90km ride with 848m climbing, average...

Saturday: 90km ride with 848m climbing, average 27km/h steady warm up for the Sunday ride. Just a few friends, one of whom got his first road bike and so it was nice to join him on his first ride. He...
08-07-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,056
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Speed alone means nothing much unless you are...

Speed alone means nothing much unless you are comparing like for like terrain and other conditions such as wind, temperature, altitude, race tactics - you can't really judge by stats unless the...
08-06-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Battaglin for me. They have always been works of...

Battaglin for me. They have always been works of art - the current range are objects of beauty.

While my own bikes are modern and designed for saving watts, they are functional tools compared to...
08-05-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,056
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Absolutely! 100% agree.

Absolutely! 100% agree.
08-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,056
Posted By AlgarveCycling

True. Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas - British...

True. Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas - British Olympic Champion track cyclists who have both won the Tour de France. Not always about max watts either, more watts per kg. Heck, I'm pushing between...
08-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,056
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, Crit races in the UK and South Africa I have...

Yes, Crit races in the UK and South Africa I have watched or raced in can also hit over 30 mph average. Totally different to GT's or one day races that are longer and involve different tactics -...
08-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,306
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I've never subscribed to any particular diet as...

I've never subscribed to any particular diet as such. I was always in great shape due to a very athletic lifestyle right up until my mid-30's. It fell off a cliff when I relocated to the UK and found...
08-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,153
Posted By AlgarveCycling

My Wilier road bike is scratch-free apart from...

My Wilier road bike is scratch-free apart from one end of a Speedplay pedal, that you can't really see easily, bought in July 2019 it has done 7605 km (4726 mi) - a lot in pelotons and fast group...
08-01-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,863
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have rim brakes on my lightweight bike, prefer...

I have rim brakes on my lightweight bike, prefer the aesthetics and weight advantage that they currently have. On my aero bike, it is disc. I find the disc option more fiddly in terms of keeping it...
08-01-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,056
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Natural ability is undoubtedly the major...

Natural ability is undoubtedly the major difference between those who win and those who are also-rans. Yes, natural physical talent and ability can be squandered if the mental aptitude is lacking but...
07-28-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Nothing beats a proper bike fit. While it isn't...

Nothing beats a proper bike fit. While it isn't hard for a casual cyclist to get in the ballpark for less intensive, shorter rides, if you intend to do a lot of riding and especially if already prone...
07-28-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By AlgarveCycling

:lol: Enjoy the ride, my fellow cyclist...

:lol:

Enjoy the ride, my fellow cyclist friend. :)
07-27-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Wow! Someone's over-sensitive! :lol: I'm not...

Wow! Someone's over-sensitive! :lol:

I'm not 'bad-mouthing' anything, I'm sharing in the context of aero and different bikes. Rant? Jeez, you need to grow up, matey, and get that chip removed from...
07-27-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Some recumbents are definitely very aero and...

Some recumbents are definitely very aero and efficient in many respects if that style of riding is your thing - and certainly, on smooth flat terrain you can get away with fewer watts per mile from...
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