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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,075
Posted By colnago62

I agree. It does tend to derail things sometimes.

I agree. It does tend to derail things sometimes.
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By colnago62

Has Anybody Had Dealings With Bobby From Dixie Flyer?

When I order the frame, he assured me a two week ETA. That was May 17. I am aware that everything is moving slow everywhere. My big concern is the inability to give any information on ETA. I ask and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,075
Posted By colnago62

Guys, here is the truth; None of us no what...

Guys, here is the truth;
None of us no what level of rider each other are because we have never been on a bike together.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,619
Posted By colnago62

In Washington State it is now required for...

In Washington State it is now required for service in any business. They are required to deny service to anyone not wearing a mask. Businesses can be fined for not complying to the order. Most place...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,361
Posted By colnago62

Davis always had good stories of the Peloton to...

Davis always had good stories of the Peloton to tell. I saw Gibby race at T-Town. He was absolutely lethal in the Kierin. He would not back down. He had darn good Junior program back in the 90ís.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,165
Posted By colnago62

I agree. It isnít just in a particular area. Bike...

I agree. It isnít just in a particular area. Bike components as well as frames are getting heavier. It is the trade off, I guess, for improvement in other areas of bike performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

My track frame is basically a tt frame with drop...

My track frame is basically a tt frame with drop bars. I was riding a 90mm in the rear a 50mm in the front there was probably less than 4mph wind. I ride 39mm bars. Much smoother riding surface than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

The has to be some other reason. The difference...

The has to be some other reason. The difference couldnít be that much from just how the power was measured. My bet is there was less wind at the velodrome then where you were riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

I was doing some laps at the velodrome. One of my...

I was doing some laps at the velodrome. One of my 15 minute intervals was 20mph on the nose. The average watts were 198 measured on an SRM Origin. I weigh 225lbs. I wonder if a fix gear is more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

I try to avoid that position. You are free to do...

I try to avoid that position. You are free to do what you feel is best.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

I am referring to wheel overlap. In a side wind,...

I am referring to wheel overlap. In a side wind, I am riding the hip. In an Echelon, hopefully everybody understands rider position and how the rotation works.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

I donít disagree, which is why I wrote it is a...

I donít disagree, which is why I wrote it is a problem when it becomes the default position. A good time to overlap is when there is a change in the pace Instead of braking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

As I said, sometimes it canít be helped, just...

As I said, sometimes it canít be helped, just like driving too close to the car in front of you. The problem is when it becomes the default position. It really is a less effective place to ride in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

Wheel overlap is a bad habit that so many riders...

Wheel overlap is a bad habit that so many riders have. In a large pack sometimes it canít be helped. I see it however, with groups of 4 and 5 riders. Basic group riding skill to have; learn to ride...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By colnago62

I think there also a bit of, as you mentioned...

I think there also a bit of, as you mentioned before, riding the equipment that is available. There arenít many companies catering to track riders needs and sometimes a person uses what is readily...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

While he is fit, he has never ridden in a pack....

While he is fit, he has never ridden in a pack. He had a lot to learn before he is ready to ride the faster groups. There is much less tolerance for poor riding skill the faster things get.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By colnago62

I agree. To stay in an aggressive group ride, you...

I agree. To stay in an aggressive group ride, you need to be able to go into the red zone and stay there for awhile and then recover while still doing 20 plus mph in the pack. I would find a group...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

Your correct, it does a little more. ...

Your correct, it does a little more.

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=i96M1HykRy4LgvA6bORZC9
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

somebody who is worried about their 20 minute...

somebody who is worried about their 20 minute power numbers already knows it is going to take more than just riding around. However, in a race like a time trial a rider can go deep and not realize it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

Correct, it doesnít work for you. Think, however...

Correct, it doesnít work for you. Think, however about somebody who does a weekly time trail series or does competitive hill climbs. A rider like that is regularly pushing up against the bumpers....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

It picks the best 20 minute block of time you...

It picks the best 20 minute block of time you have done. It doesnít know if that was assisted or not or other factors. It is a good place to start, however. As I said previously, a rider should find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

I believe you are correct. They replaced power...

I believe you are correct. They replaced power instead of heart rate and do the calculations for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

You are an enduro. Good five minute power is...

You are an enduro. Good five minute power is inline with events like the pursuit and Madison. Speedster stuff is like sprints, kilo and keirin. They are events that are finished in the time span of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

I think Coggen in his book talks about using a...

I think Coggen in his book talks about using a riders best 20 minute average during a ride to determine ftp. The most important thing is to use the same system consistently. Eventually a rider will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

All the various ways of testing ftp have a level...

All the various ways of testing ftp have a level of inaccuracy. They are all an approximation, even an hour long test, has variables that effect accuracy, like motivation. I believe everyone needs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

I donít know the calculations because Zwift does...

I donít know the calculations because Zwift does that automatically, but the idea is to measure the amount of time the rider can hold their highest watts. I think it goes in 10-20 watt increases...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

Zwift and possibly TrainerRoad have it setup as...

Zwift and possibly TrainerRoad have it setup as part of their testing options. If you have a velodrome close to you, that could also work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By colnago62

On the track riders are moving toward large...

On the track riders are moving toward large chainrings and cogs. I have seen riders with 60 tooth chainrings and larger on the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

It sounds like you are a speedster. I am a...

It sounds like you are a speedster. I am a speedster. Raced on the track and hated races more than 15 laps. I have done 20 minute and 8 minute ftp tests and find that, for me, the 8 minute...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By colnago62

Do you have Boas on your shoes?

Do you have Boas on your shoes?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By colnago62

I was watching one of those Ask A Coach episodes...

I was watching one of those Ask A Coach episodes from TrainerRoad and their position was that if you are needing to use cream every ride that probably have a fit issue of some sort.
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By colnago62

originally, Marymoor had a grooved surface. The...

originally, Marymoor had a grooved surface. The idea of the engineers was that would allow it to be used when wet. They werenít track riders. The riding community went and got grinders and smoothed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,647
Posted By colnago62

It is probably less of how DC Rainmaker wrote it...

It is probably less of how DC Rainmaker wrote it and more of me not accurately remembering what he wrote.

He didnít say it was comparable to other power meters.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,647
Posted By colnago62

He seems to dig pretty deep into the gadgets he...

He seems to dig pretty deep into the gadgets he tests. I read what he and his friend from Australia had to say about the issues with the Shimano power meter. I dodged a bullet on that one. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,647
Posted By colnago62

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/03/powerpod-depth...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/03/powerpod-depth-review.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,647
Posted By colnago62

That YouTube guy that does all those in-depth...

That YouTube guy that does all those in-depth reviews on bike equipment actually said the power pods were as accurate as other power meters out there under steady pace riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,647
Posted By colnago62

That YouTube guy that does all those in-depth...

That YouTube guy that does all those in-depth reviews on bike equipment actually said the power pods were as accurate as other power meters out there under steady pace riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,843
Posted By colnago62

I have seen crit. specialists ride them on fast...

I have seen crit. specialists ride them on fast open courses. I would hate to have to accelerate them on a tight course.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

You probably needed to do a ramp test. IF of 1.00...

You probably needed to do a ramp test. IF of 1.00 is supposed to equal the effort you can sustain for an hour. If you are riding at that pace for more than that, it is a sign that your numbers might...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,843
Posted By colnago62

I donít really consider 404ís deep carbon wheels....

I donít really consider 404ís deep carbon wheels. I feel like they are a good sweet spot in terms of depth and weight. I have an 808 wheelset and a Boyd 90mm wheelset that I use on the velodrome. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By colnago62

I carry supplies in a hydration pack that I took...

I carry supplies in a hydration pack that I took the bladder out. It is designed to create space between your back and the back of the pack for airflow. I donít mind it. The longest I have ever rode...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By colnago62

Nice setup!

Nice setup!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,843
Posted By colnago62

Not real clear about the definition of ride feel,...

Not real clear about the definition of ride feel, but deeper section carbon wheels can be a little more difficult to handle in side winds. Deeper section wheels also can be slower on steeper climbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:29 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 967
Posted By colnago62

you see this frequently at the velodrome, mainly...

you see this frequently at the velodrome, mainly in the 4&5 categories. A lot of times they pirate their deep carbon front wheel from their road wheels, replace the quick release and off to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,045
Posted By colnago62

One of the problems with riding as hard as you...

One of the problems with riding as hard as you can all the time is that it usually isn’t that hard. It takes a fair amount of stress to get big gains in the ability to perform above z5. Riding hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By colnago62

I would leave it. Gives you some adjustability....

I would leave it. Gives you some adjustability. No one plans on gaining weight, but it happens. Also, it is nice to adjust for winter kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By colnago62

You should go back to where you bought it and...

You should go back to where you bought it and seek help.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,066
Posted By colnago62

when I was going over options and such for my...

when I was going over options and such for my 2016 Madone 9 purchase, the mechanic told me that the bike was designed to function well with mechanical. It makes sense. A manufacturer narrows the...
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