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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
Posted By rubiksoval

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from...

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from sweat. I will never ride without gloves in the summer because there's such a risk of my hands slipping off the bars. And that's a disaster at speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By rubiksoval

Not common at all.

Not common at all.
04-15-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By rubiksoval

It's only controversial if you don't understand...

It's only controversial if you don't understand what it is or the point of it.

Which can be said about every training methodology out there.

Now which is most effective in a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. For all of the same reasons unless you ride...

Yes. For all of the same reasons unless you ride with the exact same clothing/equipment on the exact same course in the exact same position every time. And maybe up a long, steady climb. That'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,168
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure,...

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure, you're just guessing. It's a pointless exercise.

Use a powermeter or don't worry about it is my advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By rubiksoval

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a...

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a headwind or tailwind, if you're in an aero tuck, or sitting bolt upright, if you're wearing a skinsuit or a parachute, if you're in a group or solo, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,974
Posted By rubiksoval

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,974
Posted By rubiksoval

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a...

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a commute just sounds pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,974
Posted By rubiksoval

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in...

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in sprints, so nothing in the 30s really makes me take notice unless it's wet and/or a dangerous road.

I've hit 62 in a race, and over 50 many times...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By rubiksoval

Oh, look. Another person without a power meter...

Oh, look. Another person without a power meter talking about how to use a power meter. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By rubiksoval

Significant offset and/or angled spoke holes...

Significant offset and/or angled spoke holes won't work. You either need the drilling to match or vertical, centerline holes as already mentioned.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By rubiksoval

Me, neither! I built my 14.5 lb bike with...

Me, neither!

I built my 14.5 lb bike with powermeter for less than 3k!
04-02-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16,233
Views: 968,309
Posted By rubiksoval

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It...

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It frequently seems to be within a couple of watts (or exactly the same) as 5 minute wattage when my PD curve is robust enough. Could be I just rarely do max...
04-02-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,197
Posted By rubiksoval

Huh? No way. They're called bike shops. Or maybe...

Huh? No way. They're called bike shops. Or maybe LBS for people that frequent them often.

I've never heard the term "cyclery" anywhere, much less the U.S. Actually, never mind, there's Planet...
04-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16,233
Views: 968,309
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried...

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried the long aerobic 8-12 minute intervals route, I've tried the Hunter Allen vo2 route (3 and 5 mins at 118% and 115% ftp). I've tried the 95% of actual...
04-02-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 15,974
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries...

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries to build up to that, though (mainly figuring out the nutrition), and I was wrecked for a few days afterwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By rubiksoval

Bitex makes a triplet hub. You can build your own...

Bitex makes a triplet hub. You can build your own wheels using that.

I'm rebuilding my triplet wheel and am having a carbon rim made with 16:8 angled spoke holes. I haven't had any issues with the...
04-02-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

One could argue that outliers exist in every...

One could argue that outliers exist in every arena, and the presence of one does not support a particular assertion, it merely showcases how far removed it is from the norm.
04-01-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

None of your posts (and ensuing replies) have...

None of your posts (and ensuing replies) have anything to do with safety. Good try, though.
04-01-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

Imagine how fast he'd go with proper nutrition.

Imagine how fast he'd go with proper nutrition.
04-01-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :lol::lol::lol: ...

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :lol::lol::lol:

You need to read more and reply less.
04-01-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

Nah, it's pretty much mandatory for performance...

Nah, it's pretty much mandatory for performance in endurance sport.
04-01-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

Precisely. Which is why this tangent is, once...

Precisely. Which is why this tangent is, once again, completely irrelevant to the topic.

But you're adamant about derailing it repeatedly. Okay.
03-31-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

Has nothing to do with what I can or cannot do,...

Has nothing to do with what I can or cannot do, and everything to do with the fact that you continually ignore that exertion plays a vital role in caloric needs and not solely duration.

You could...
03-31-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

Why? You're the only person that somehow thinks...

Why? You're the only person that somehow thinks this is a special and unique thing to do.

I can do 21 miles in 55 minutes and not drink or eat anything either. But in training, what's the point?
03-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

It's only confusing because he's rambling and...

It's only confusing because he's rambling and doesn't know what he's talking about. Which again, perfectly illustrates my initial comment that people don't understand how few calories they burn. But,...
03-31-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

:lol::lol::lol: That you come on a cycling...

:lol::lol::lol:

That you come on a cycling forum, and specifically a subforum about training and nutrition, and then try to argue about something you clearly don't understand, and THEN blame...
03-31-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By rubiksoval

But you went 21 miles in that time. Quite a...

But you went 21 miles in that time. Quite a number of people can run that distance in that duration without taking on anything either, so... ?
03-31-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

Your point is wrong. 2500 kcal is roughly 2500 kJ.

Your point is wrong. 2500 kcal is roughly 2500 kJ.
03-30-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

Maltodextrin has a higher glycemic index than...

Maltodextrin has a higher glycemic index than glucose syrup.

And yeah, it certainly can matter.

The 4k world record was completed using approximately 150 kJ. Try again. Or don't, since your...
03-30-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

Taste is a total non-issue. The sky-high glycemic...

Taste is a total non-issue. The sky-high glycemic index can be, exercise or not. Judging by many comments I see on here and other groups regarding caloric needs, dumping a few hundred calories of...
03-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

Why would you have it on its own, then? ...

Why would you have it on its own, then?

That's an extremely easy fix...
03-29-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By rubiksoval

I use WKO4. The PD curve, residuals, vo2 max...

I use WKO4. The PD curve, residuals, vo2 max charts (for each ride), and MMPs chart are pretty much all I use it for at this point, but I've played around with it a lot more in the past trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By rubiksoval

There are some specific loctite compounds that...

There are some specific loctite compounds that may help (similar issue with Trek BB90 in which the carbon gets ground out a bit and bearings move).

Might just be time for a new frame. I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,295
Posted By rubiksoval

Please research who you're responding to before...

Please research who you're responding to before making such posts in the future. You'll be doing yourself and everyone else a very big favor.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd get your seat position sorted out first with...

I'd get your seat position sorted out first with the seatpost (or fore/aft placement of the saddle rails). If it's correct, then only the stem/bars would be changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By rubiksoval

People who have the bike. As safe to race...

People who have the bike.

As safe to race it in a crit as a road race. All of the worst bike and bone-breaking crashes I've seen and/or been involved in have been in road races.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd buy that before even giving a second's...

I'd buy that before even giving a second's thought to buying a comparably priced Specialized or Trek or some other $12,000 bike with little to no customization.
03-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By rubiksoval

This is just going to be too individual and fully...

This is just going to be too individual and fully dependent on your training history and fitness levels.

I've routinely done back to back vo2 max workouts one day after the next. And I frequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. I have three, one just like the above that...

Yes. I have three, one just like the above that weighs 149 grams. I also have two superlight, carbon only/no padding saddles that weight 98 and 107 grams respectively.. The one with padding is...
03-23-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,454
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd be slower both in absolute terms and relative...

I'd be slower both in absolute terms and relative to the competition who I feel I'm currently generally faster than on a technical/technological basis, though there are a of couple of local guys that...
03-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16,233
Views: 968,309
Posted By rubiksoval

I didn't think I had any side effects from my...

I didn't think I had any side effects from my second one 10 days ago. I rode easy the next day and then easy again the day after that in the morning, but the second day's afternoon I tried a harder...
03-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,454
Posted By rubiksoval

To toss in my anecdote: Deep 58mm carbon...

To toss in my anecdote:

Deep 58mm carbon wheels were the last of my aero upgrades. And I specifically got them because I had a season in which I had 7-8 different races that I missed out on either...
03-20-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,454
Posted By rubiksoval

Nope. Some bikes are well north of 7 kg. To the...

Nope. Some bikes are well north of 7 kg. To the point that teams spend their own money to ride non-sponsored wheels (Ineos)...

Absolutely the pros would care if you add 5 lbs to their bike....
03-20-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,454
Posted By rubiksoval

It's not a poverty thing.

It's not a poverty thing.
03-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,454
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd still race, but I'd be relatively slower. ...

I'd still race, but I'd be relatively slower.

I find it interesting when people are as strong or stronger than I am yet run garbage tires or gear. Rolling up to a start line and seeing Gatorskins...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,169
Posted By rubiksoval

Having shorter or longer cranks does not increase...

Having shorter or longer cranks does not increase or reduce power production, either. Not sure why multiple people are alluding to that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,169
Posted By rubiksoval

With longer crank arms, you lower your seat. You...

With longer crank arms, you lower your seat. You raise your seat with shorter crank arms.

Nearly every post you've made about this topic has been 100% backwards and wrong. At this point it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,169
Posted By rubiksoval

It 100% applies. Get your head as close to the...

It 100% applies. Get your head as close to the stem as possible and pedal. You'll either find yourself with your knees hitting your midsection, or you'll scoot further and further forward on the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,367
Posted By rubiksoval

Why on Earth is this a covid-related thing only? ...

Why on Earth is this a covid-related thing only?

That's absolutely disgusting.
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