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08-22-19, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It's a hard call to make, but it's the necessary...

It's a hard call to make, but it's the necessary one, and the one that's best for them.
Replies: 31
Views: 6,613
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, but people also rock because their core...

Yeah, but people also rock because their core strength isn't there, or they're pushing harder than usual, or need a shim on one foot, or any number of things. I'm just usually wary of amateur fitters...
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Views: 6,613
Posted By Flatballer

I'm not sure how much fitting advice I'd take...

I'm not sure how much fitting advice I'd take from a marshal after looking at you for 2 seconds on the wall, but glad you found a gear that's working better.
08-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13,804
Views: 719,514
Posted By Flatballer

Been off the bike over a week now, on what...

Been off the bike over a week now, on what shouldn't have been a rest week, but family and life happened and I'm not really training anyway.

Been trying to keep up with the core though because...
08-18-19, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I'd still be pretty darn proud of that. 15 mph on...

I'd still be pretty darn proud of that. 15 mph on gravel for that long with that much climbing still sounds pretty damn fast to me, especially since it's total time not moving average.
Replies: 5,616
Views: 502,340
Posted By Flatballer

I'm not surprised you couldn't find it. That site...

I'm not surprised you couldn't find it. That site is... challenging to navigate, shall we say.
08-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Flatballer

Velo News Fast Talk Podcast

I've tried a few podcasts about cycling training recently, and this is the only one I've continued to consistently listen to.

They're very science based, which I like a lot. There's a ton of...
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Views: 502,340
Posted By Flatballer

Look-Keo ? Up! Up! Up! An introduction to track...

Look-Keo ? Up! Up! Up! An introduction to track sprint cycling (http://upupup.aboc.com.au/the-book/02-sprinters-are-different/equipment/pedals/look-keo)
08-14-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 385,230
Posted By Flatballer

So I think Garmin uses average speed over some...

So I think Garmin uses average speed over some recent duration to give you your turn directions at the appropriate time. However, it's very easy to get situations that break this.

Last ride I came...
08-14-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,802
Posted By Flatballer

Alpenrose isn't really "tiny." It's longer than a...

Alpenrose isn't really "tiny." It's longer than a normal Olympic velodrome (268.43 meters versus normal 250 meters). It does have weird dimensions though, so the turns are slightly steeper than you'd...
08-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,267
Posted By Flatballer

Wow. That's a lot of swelling!

Wow. That's a lot of swelling!
08-13-19, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

That looks pretty sweet. My main issue on the...

That looks pretty sweet. My main issue on the trainer is I get pains and numbness that I don't get outside just because I'm so locked in to one position. Looks like that solves a lot of that.
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08-12-19, 01:43 PM
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Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will...

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will find you.

I'm already feeling guilty about getting back into cycling and how much I've spent.
08-12-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

Finding the right saddle has to be the most...

Finding the right saddle has to be the most frustrating bike part to buy. I need something new, mostly okay on the road, really numb on the trainer when I'm not moving around much. Current saddle...
08-12-19, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I'm not sure I still understand the smart trainer...

I'm not sure I still understand the smart trainer thing. Is there a benefit over a dumb fluid trainer combined with a power meter? I'm assuming I'll try out some zwift this winter, but I just have a...
08-11-19, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Aiming for 2 hours, ended up a few minutes shy....

Aiming for 2 hours, ended up a few minutes shy. Lots of climbing. 1750 feet and 24 miles. It was either up or down, not a lot of flat.

Ended up on a gravel path for a bit, but went with it even on...
08-10-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,267
Posted By Flatballer

I'm surprised you can even ride on the road and...

I'm surprised you can even ride on the road and be that good. The pure sprinters spend more time in the gym and it seems that miles in the legs are actually harmful from what I've read. Do you mix...
08-10-19, 06:44 PM
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Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

Man, that's beautiful. My wife and I talked...

Man, that's beautiful.

My wife and I talked a bit about where we'd like to retire to eventually (in 35 years probably, if we're lucky, I have a lot of work ahead of me still).

I like to sail...
08-10-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,267
Posted By Flatballer

Umm, congrats I guess on the championship? ...

Umm, congrats I guess on the championship?

Didn't know you were a track sprinter. How do you manage to be so good at that and still good on the road?
08-10-19, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere...

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere around 185.

Went 183, 184, 187. So pretty spot on, probably could've gone slightly harder early. Not sure I could've done a 4th like ideally I...
08-09-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

Which one of you told me a Ridley Noah would be a...

Which one of you told me a Ridley Noah would be a good idea?

Trying to work on my fit a bit as I get back to riding, and moving the saddle height on the integrated mast is a 15 minute job with...
08-09-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 385,230
Posted By Flatballer

Perhaps it's a lag that I'm not used to coming...

Perhaps it's a lag that I'm not used to coming from my PT? Maybe that's faster, even at 3s smoothing.

I'm also just getting back into riding, so my legs aren't even close to calibrated yet.
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Views: 212,466
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, they have strange ideas of bad words here...

Yeah, they have strange ideas of bad words here sometimes. For a while you couldn't say my username.

Flatballer. Edit :works now. For a while it was even censoring my name in quotes.
08-08-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Flatballer

Sounds like big liver laceration. Seems the...

Sounds like big liver laceration. Seems the doctors were saying it was just bad luck, he crashed in an awkward way and got unlucky with his injuries. Ran into a concrete bridge over a ditch? I'm not...
08-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 385,230
Posted By Flatballer

Folks with Assioma pedals, which power do you...

Folks with Assioma pedals, which power do you look at on your head unit? The standard 3s average that I've used for 10 years including on powertap seems to be very slow to react now with Assioma Duo...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18,743
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Posted By Flatballer

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting...

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting dust and a bike I ride all the time, so that sounds good to me.
08-07-19, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's awesome. We're considering not using a...

That's awesome. We're considering not using a realtor when we sell our next one. They just take such a huge amount of money, and I can list stuff on all the major places and take pictures myself. I...
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Views: 502,340
Posted By Flatballer

Wow, $200 US.

Wow, $200 US.
08-07-19, 08:45 AM
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Views: 571
Posted By Flatballer

That would be interesting to filter other stuff...

That would be interesting to filter other stuff by standing vs sitting. But yeah, nobody does that. Not even Garmin (I can't even pick, say, my torque effectiveness for the best seated 5 minute power...
08-07-19, 08:41 AM
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Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

That's quite a hot market, or a really cool house...

That's quite a hot market, or a really cool house (hot/cool unintended, but leaving it). Over asking I assume? Congrats.
08-07-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Flatballer

Cycling Dynamics

Anyone have any experiences with this new stuff they'd like to share? Do you use it? Do you look at it? If so, what to do you with it?

I have a pretty consistent 52/48 L/R split, which seems...
08-06-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 385,230
Posted By Flatballer

Got it. I missed the part where they were kind of...

Got it. I missed the part where they were kind of trashed too. Makes sense then. Even at $150 I'm not sure my suggestions would've been worth the time, unless your time is pretty cheap, lol.
08-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5,852
Views: 385,230
Posted By Flatballer

If they were nice crank arms you possibly had...

If they were nice crank arms you possibly had other options. Maybe remove the pedal body from the spindle and then grind some flats onto the spindle, or tack weld a piece of bar to the spindle?
08-05-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,394
Posted By Flatballer

I haven't raced in a while, but as I understand...

I haven't raced in a while, but as I understand it, you're supposed to try not to do that.
08-05-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,267
Posted By Flatballer

Awesome job. You can definitely tell that...

Awesome job.

You can definitely tell that the wind is whipping even on the podium, all the holes in the banner are completely open.
08-04-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

I can get on board with 33 hours. After that it's...

I can get on board with 33 hours. After that it's on you to actively avoid humans and the internet until you can watch it.
08-04-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

If Strava is down and you can't upload your ride,...

If Strava is down and you can't upload your ride, did it really even happen?
08-04-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 185,003
Posted By Flatballer

There was a cop sitting on the MUP in the valley...

There was a cop sitting on the MUP in the valley between two hills today. Mostly off the path, so that's fine I guess, but I have serious questions about how they got there or what they were doing. ...
08-04-19, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Not my most efficient ride, but sometimes that's...

Not my most efficient ride, but sometimes that's okay.

Should've been about 90 minutes just kind of hard, no set wattage. Hit the hills hard, tempo or threshold on the flats.

First issue was...
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Views: 502,340
Posted By Flatballer

I'm not a chemist, so don't try this, but my...

I'm not a chemist, so don't try this, but my first guess would be some sort of thing with a low vapor pressure so once applied it quickly evaporates leaving just the glue.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,149
Posted By Flatballer

You have to keep two very important things in...

You have to keep two very important things in mind whenever you're looking at what the pros are riding.

1) They're sponsored to ride certain brands (not super applicable in this case) whether...
08-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Flatballer

Track racing seems like a great growth...

Track racing seems like a great growth opportunity for cycling, since it's in a dedicated location, no permits, no complaints, very low incremental costs for each additional race once it's built....
08-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Flatballer

Lots of velodromes belong to ATRA instead of USAC...

Lots of velodromes belong to ATRA instead of USAC (or in addition). Many weeknight series is just a waiver and you're on your own I think.

Giordana used to be ATRA mostly I think and had a weekly...
08-01-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Flatballer

Fair. I kind figured a bunch of track guys riding...

Fair. I kind figured a bunch of track guys riding short races would still be flying, even on grass, but I can't really tell from the few videos I've found, and I can't find any speed references.
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Views: 212,466
Posted By Flatballer

Why do Bianchi even come in other colors?

Why do Bianchi even come in other colors?
08-01-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Flatballer

I mean, I think it's logical to be concerned...

I mean, I think it's logical to be concerned about corners when it's a race, it's flat, it's fixed gear, and it's no brakes. Not exactly the same as a cross race.

Nobody is saying it isn't...
08-01-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Flatballer

Nope. Read that article too (and posted it in the...

Nope. Read that article too (and posted it in the track forum).

I'm not sure how the cornering works with no banking and fixed gears. Even with short crank arms and a high bb I can't imagine you...
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Views: 243,905
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, interesting. Looks like the default is 30c...

Yeah, interesting. Looks like the default is 30c tires, and 165mm cranks (even shorter than usual to deal with no banking I assume).

Apparently in UK and Australia and stuff they're super common.
Replies: 2,495
Views: 243,905
Posted By Flatballer

Interesting thing on grass velodromes, which I...

Interesting thing on grass velodromes, which I admit I hadn't heard about until just now.

https://www.velonews.com/2019/07/news/field-of-dreams-the-inside-story-of-kansass-grass-velodrome_497324
07-27-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13,804
Views: 719,514
Posted By Flatballer

Congrats. That's awesome.

Congrats. That's awesome.
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