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07-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By wgscott

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once...

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once social distancing?
07-09-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By genejockey

Next thing you know, your Strava dashboard has an...

Next thing you know, your Strava dashboard has an ad - "Beautiful Russian Women Cyclists seek friendship, marriage."
07-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By eyemkeith

Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why,...

Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why, oh why, aren't there more men around me while I'm running, or at the grocery store, or walking down the street, or at the gym. It's a real problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,060
Posted By merlinextraligh

The mounting issue is a matter of technique. Once...

The mounting issue is a matter of technique. Once you know how to do it, they aren’t difficult. Key is the side of the tire that’s on first has to be pressed to the center, which is lower than where...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By HTupolev

Heavy doesn't necessarily imply aero, but... ...

Heavy doesn't necessarily imply aero, but...


...emphasizing aerodynamic performance generally does increase weight. The simple reason for this is that the shape that is structurally optimal for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,060
Posted By guadzilla

To be clear, I am not *arguing* with you. You do...

To be clear, I am not *arguing* with you. You do you, I have no issues with that. Think of this as more of a discussion than anything even remotely adverserial.

That said, re your 2 points, here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,491
Posted By roadCruiser76

I tend to agree. I think if you use Strava a lot...

I tend to agree. I think if you use Strava a lot and like it, then you should be more than willing to pay $6 a month. That is equivalent to one fast food meal a month for one person. A lot of people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using my resistance rollers for a very...

I've been using my resistance rollers for a very long time. It's easy to hold power steady on rollers. One of my regular winter workouts is to ride at a steady pace, power Z2 or 3, for a while. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By atwl77

I wasn't really feeling too good to ride on...

I wasn't really feeling too good to ride on Sunday (completely my fault, slept very late) but I forced myself up anyways. Thought I'd just do a short, easy ride.

Out the door, thought to myself,...
06-18-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By rubiksoval

Not sure about a "no zone" chart. Is that the...

Not sure about a "no zone" chart. Is that the power continuum/training effect chart? This has overlaid zones but shows the continuum well.
...
06-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Hermes

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart?...

rubiksoval Do you still have the “no zone” chart? It may provide another way to think about FTP training and duration. I cannot post pics from this computer.

I have listened to podcasts where...
06-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Most people use their FTP mostly to set targets...

Most people use their FTP mostly to set targets for their intervals. In general the advice there is if the intervals feel too easy or too hard, adjust. So there's nothing wrong with it in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By jleeg

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En route to Pillow PA. Horse and buggy...
06-10-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,178
Posted By canklecat

Strava doesn't necessarily reveal your home or...

Strava doesn't necessarily reveal your home or other starting point. It's up to the user. There are several privacy options, from routes to the Flyby doodad.

The privacy zone setting lets users...
06-06-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,927
Posted By Steve B.

A phrase I read says it all about where we are...

A phrase I read says it all about where we are currently - "If you have 300 cops where 12 are bad, if the other 288 say and do nothing about those 12 bad cops, then you now have 300 bad cops".
06-04-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ross520

Hopefully he is charged with a felony. Putting...

Hopefully he is charged with a felony. Putting your hands on little girls is one of the most deployable thing's you can do, especially considering the fact that she had done nothing to the man.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,995
Posted By tomato coupe

As a physicist, I'd say he's out of his depth in...

As a physicist, I'd say he's out of his depth in this discussion.
06-02-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By rubiksoval

Wow. Nice job! I don't do the tempos,...

Wow. Nice job!

I don't do the tempos, either, nor the rest of that plan. I only posted it to show where the vo2 max workouts came from. The vo2 max workouts are the only two things I do from that....
06-02-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By burnthesheep

Here ya go, 3min on off: spot where the wife came...

Here ya go, 3min on off: spot where the wife came in to ruin my workout and I had to sit and wait for the second set
https://www.strava.com/activities/3268581999/analysis

That 325w is right on...
06-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By HD3andMe

Bells - lame and obsolete

This hands-free solution is much more effective.

http://youtu.be/K4N-1x0_-n0
05-28-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,365
Posted By MadKaw

There are many variables... rim width, tire, and...

There are many variables... rim width, tire, and personal preference. But one possible explanation for the experience you mention is imbalance. On a road bike I typically have 5-10psi (.3-.6 bar)...
05-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not a very effective workout. You...

That's not a very effective workout.

You should probably be doing at least 3 minutes repetitions, preferably 4-6 minutes at 110-120% (start lower, finish higher, or build up to higher if needed)....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,346
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Be well hydrated when you start a ride. Use...

Be well hydrated when you start a ride. Use electrolytes on at least one of your bottles. Ride in a place like Seattle.
05-21-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By atwl77

Try doing 60-60 at 130% FTP, no more, no less....

Try doing 60-60 at 130% FTP, no more, no less. 5-6 mins warm up, then 16 sets of 60s at 130% FTP with 60s recovery at 50% FTP, ending with 5-6mins warm down. That's about 42mins workout, see if that...
05-20-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By Rider_1

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXHhQZgUMAEJVG5.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,935
Posted By esarhaddon

If you want to make a segment type thing in...

If you want to make a segment type thing in Golden Cheetah. Right click on the Interval you want to make a segment of in the Interval Pane of the Sidebar and select 'Create a Route Segment'. Then you...
05-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By skookum

It would be helpful to know who the expert on CNN...

It would be helpful to know who the expert on CNN was, and what are their qualifications, as well as exactly what they said.

I agree there are lots of fake experts, many with MDs or other higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,935
Posted By justonwo

I enjoy the app/site and like its features for...

I enjoy the app/site and like its features for the most part. I’ve been a paying member for quite a while. I think a subscription is worth the price of admission, but I can see why it would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Clipped_in

Saturday morning was pretty sweet around here. ...

Saturday morning was pretty sweet around here.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,722
Posted By Steve B.

Cheaper than golf or tennis. Healthy for you as...

Cheaper than golf or tennis. Healthy for you as well.
05-12-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By JustinOldPhart

About once a year I take one of my old tubes and...

About once a year I take one of my old tubes and a 1/2" arch punch and reduce the tube to a bunch of 1/2" circles. That makes about three lifetimes worth of patches, but as long as I'm whacking the...
05-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I only use one number. It does matter how you...

I only use one number.
It does matter how you train/use your muscles. That's a major part of training.

I don't think it's useful to worry much about one's exact LTHR. Your HR is going to vary and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Don23

With snow forecasted here in Maine this weekend I...

With snow forecasted here in Maine this weekend I got out Friday evening and tackled a route that has been a goal for me since getting back into cycling last September. It was a beautiful loop to...
05-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes. Sportscraters make a very nice magnetic...

Yes. Sportscraters make a very nice magnetic resistance set: https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/bike-rollers/overdrive-pro-rollers
They'll take you up to 800 watts at 40 mph ~200 watts at 20,...
05-04-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By cyccommute

As I tell my mechanics students, the Siren song...

As I tell my mechanics students, the Siren song (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sirens_and_Ulysses) of the limit screws have dashed many a bicycle mechanic upon the rocks of derailer adjustment. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 522
Posted By Ogsarg

101 miles. My first century. Have ridden 80+...

101 miles. My first century. Have ridden 80+ several times but never 100 till today.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By illjustride

How to fix a tire blow out during a 100 mile bike ride

Yesterday I blew my tire out during my ride. The plan was to do a century. When it hit the pot hole and got the flat I was so bummed out. I thought the ride was over. And the I realized I can repair...
05-02-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,036
Posted By Quintessentium

lmao thanks and did you see ' www Share The...

lmao thanks

and did you see ' www Share The Damn Road com' on grey one, even without proper dots on before and after?

*** if anyone want these, just typing 'widewins evolution' in AliExpress...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Noctilux.95

Ended up ordering Fulcrum Racing 4 DB wheelset...

Ended up ordering Fulcrum Racing 4 DB wheelset through Chainreaction for $311. They are 1690 grams, tubeless ready, 35mm deep, and 17mm internally. Should be fine with 25mm tires. Not bad for the...
04-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,671
Posted By mud711

Riding downhill about 1 1/2 feet from the curb. A...

Riding downhill about 1 1/2 feet from the curb. A lady driver rolls down the passenger side window, leans over to the right and yells at me. Get on the sidewalk, the sidewalk was about 50 foot long...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,994
Posted By eaglerulez

I realized that bike shops needed to die when I...

I realized that bike shops needed to die when I went to buy my girlfriend (now wife) a bike about 3 years ago. She's 5'2" so knowing that she was on the shorter side I legitimately wanted help and...
04-22-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,746
Posted By jgwilliams

I, too, was in school when we started switching...

I, too, was in school when we started switching to metric so I'm pretty comfortable with either. I don't what Canadian currency was like but I'll bet you didn't have to cope with a stupid system...
04-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,230
Posted By jgwilliams

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design...

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,994
Posted By Emmerthouse

Every poorly run business LBS or not, is a self...

Every poorly run business LBS or not, is a self remedied problem. Sooner or later they will close their doors. Which is a shame. All that effort and money to start up and it all goes away. Sad...
04-20-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Interesting. A simple test is to only tighten the...

Interesting. A simple test is to only tighten the shoe with the lower power, see if that fixes the balance. Tightening both shoes doesn't tell you much. Foot length shouldn't make any difference if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,994
Posted By guadzilla

Some LBSes need to die out

To start with - I prefer buying local. I have good relationships with my LBS as well as my watch AD, and am happy to pay a modest premium for the support/service i get (and in most cases, the local...
04-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,547
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It turns out that bone loss in cyclists is because of sweating

Back in November I did some sweat loss calculations and concluded that bone loss during cycling wasn't because of losing calcium in sweat. Turns out I was wrong about that in this post:...
04-16-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By atwl77

Riding for an hour introduces pacing issues. You...

Riding for an hour introduces pacing issues. You must be a very experienced rider in order to properly pace yourself to ride at threshold for the whole hour. It's all too easy for an inexperienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks for all the responses here. I've never...

Thanks for all the responses here. I've never expected to see this many.

Geometry wise, I decided to go with the Ultimate because my gravel bike (the Canyon Grail) already has a relaxed geometry....
04-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,671
Posted By jack pot

this has nothing to do with safety ... any person...

this has nothing to do with safety ... any person yelling from an unaffected passing vehicle is a social provocateur ... engagement is likely to escalate because that is what the yeller wants ... the...
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