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03-05-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By rubiksoval

TSS is the last thing you should be worrying...

TSS is the last thing you should be worrying about then. Your skills (or lack thereof) in a group will be significantly more important in determining how (or even if) you finish an actual race. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

More of a context thing to showcase what 50 grams...

More of a context thing to showcase what 50 grams actually is on a bike... it's not much.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

Then remove it from the equation. 50 grams...

Then remove it from the equation.

50 grams still didn't matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

It's odd you're trying to defend the action as...

It's odd you're trying to defend the action as anything short of irrational and pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

Besides the point. And 50 grams didn't matter in...

Besides the point. And 50 grams didn't matter in the first place. Probably lost 2000 grams plus over the course of the ride any way.
03-03-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By rubiksoval

Me, too, except I don't even concern myself with...

Me, too, except I don't even concern myself with the FTP aspect, just the power I'm aiming for in that particular workout. Can I hit it? If not, why not and/or what do I need to adjust for the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

Destroying equipment is not a reasonable and...

Destroying equipment is not a reasonable and logical choice. Especially for 50 grams. He could have eschewed an undershirt or socks for the same amount of weight. Could have lost the computer and...
03-03-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm also in the pre-ride oatmeal camp. Whole...

I'm also in the pre-ride oatmeal camp. Whole grain oats in 1% milk, sometimes with a splash of real maple syrup. It's my go to for any ride or race in which I'm looking to put in a good performance....
03-03-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By rubiksoval

That's the highest glycemic sugar available....

That's the highest glycemic sugar available. Probably not that healthy for someone concerned with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not the point. The point is the...

That's not the point.

The point is the absurd step of cutting and ruining a handlebar when there is, quite literally, 8 TIMES as much weight savings that can easily be obtained in the wheels....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

And they're nearly a pound heavier than...

And they're nearly a pound heavier than lightweight tubulars.
03-02-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep. Unless you're testing 50-70 minutes, it's...

Yep. Unless you're testing 50-70 minutes, it's hardly even an FTP estimation so much as a guess (which often times seems quite optimistic).
03-02-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By rubiksoval

Above five minutes is not anything like FTP.

Above five minutes is not anything like FTP.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By rubiksoval

Cuts the bars in half to save 50 grams... runs...

Cuts the bars in half to save 50 grams... runs dura ace wheels that are 400 grams heavier than lightweight tubulars...

Yeah. That makes a ton of sense. :foo:
03-02-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By rubiksoval

So you're estimating FTP based on a...

So you're estimating FTP based on a short-duration test that may or may not have anything to do with your FTP?

I genuinely don't see the point aside from simply getting in a workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,290
Posted By rubiksoval

Spare wheels, spare bike, and all the tools to...

Spare wheels, spare bike, and all the tools to fix everything myself. You can learn anything bike-related on youtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By rubiksoval

Powertaps measure cadence, too.

Powertaps measure cadence, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By rubiksoval

Just go with SPD-SL pedals for both. There's a...

Just go with SPD-SL pedals for both. There's a substantial difference between the two. Plus then you don't need two pairs of shoes!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By rubiksoval

Huh. I genuinely don't have a clue what you're...

Huh. I genuinely don't have a clue what you're talking about. And in 30+ years of living here, I can honestly say I've never heard anyone call it Nashtown.

And my first proper pedal was a Look...
02-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 377
Posted By rubiksoval

You should just go ride. You're overcomplicating...

You should just go ride. You're overcomplicating things to the nth degree. After riding for a while you'll figure out going harder/faster for various durations. It's not exactly complicated unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By rubiksoval

What?

What?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,739
Posted By rubiksoval

Many bike fitters don't seem to have a clue. I...

Many bike fitters don't seem to have a clue. I know people who have gone to 2-3 different bike fitters and been given a pretty different fit from each one. It may be fine for the general population,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By rubiksoval

Favero Assioma SPD-SL Powermeter?!

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/02/leaked-favero-assioma-shimano-compatible-power-meter-pedal/

This would be a huge boon.

I won't touch a Look-style cleat with a stick, which is a real bummer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,739
Posted By rubiksoval

At 5'11 and 165 lbs, I ride 38cm bars and 165mm...

At 5'11 and 165 lbs, I ride 38cm bars and 165mm cranks and have for a few years now.

Aero is vital for speed.
02-25-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

I got my first power meter in 2005 and I have...

I got my first power meter in 2005 and I have never in my life done a steady state max one hour effort. My best 1 hour power was dong a few longer threshold efforts with z3 recovery with the odd...
02-25-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep.

Yep.
02-25-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

No, it doesn't. Age and fitness really have...

No, it doesn't. Age and fitness really have nothing to do with it.

The whole 20 minute test was NEVER about 20 minutes anyway; it was about a 5 minute blow out effort and THEN 20 minutes max and...
02-25-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

Nope. 20 minutes tells you your 20 minute...

Nope.

20 minutes tells you your 20 minute power. Want to get the most accurate FTP estimation, you need to actually do something in the 50-70 minute range
02-22-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,676
Views: 345,456
Posted By rubiksoval

That sounds bizarre. How many people watch...

That sounds bizarre.

How many people watch actual, real-life bike races? In the U.S.? It can't be that many. Isn't the channel that broadcasts bike racing closing this year?

And they think...
02-22-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,676
Views: 345,456
Posted By rubiksoval

And doesn't Strava show it? Mine shows up right...

And doesn't Strava show it? Mine shows up right under ride time. Then the stuff in orange is from Strava Sauce (?) I think.
...
02-22-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,676
Views: 345,456
Posted By rubiksoval

This is precisely why I don't let Zwift upload to...

This is precisely why I don't let Zwift upload to my Strava.

I just upload my Garmin to Strava and then adjust miles accordingly to make the average speed commensurate with the effort as my Garmin...
02-22-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,676
Views: 345,456
Posted By rubiksoval

Nice! I finally got mine this winter, too. Took...

Nice! I finally got mine this winter, too. Took me three entire winters to get it. Felt like forever.
02-21-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By rubiksoval

I got to where I could ride them for 30 minutes...

I got to where I could ride them for 30 minutes or so, but to what end, I never figured out. There was zero difference when I got back on my bike.

I guess it's called a spin scan. Scantron are...
02-21-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16,065
Views: 950,687
Posted By rubiksoval

Finally rode outside for the first time in... a...

Finally rode outside for the first time in... a week?

I've done 13 rides this week, 12 inside. I'm sitting at 9,876 kJ. Ahhh. Guess I'll hop on my TT bike tonight for 15 minutes to chase that last...
02-21-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By rubiksoval

That race two years ago at Dubai or wherever...

That race two years ago at Dubai or wherever where they finished on the dam and he just about came to a standstill with 100m to go...Ohhhhh, he needs to do some reckoning for that one. I want to see...
02-21-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By rubiksoval

You definitely notice powercranks. Using the...

You definitely notice powercranks. Using the computrainer scantron things, I always had a very good pedal stroke, but I couldn't use them more than 3 minutes consecutively the first couple of rides....
02-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By rubiksoval

Next time just try some powercranks. :thumb:

Next time just try some powercranks. :thumb:
02-20-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By rubiksoval

That's interesting. I don't really get sore after...

That's interesting. I don't really get sore after rides anymore. I get deep-down fatigue, and I get to the point where my legs feel like blocks of wood, but nothing like the DOMS I get if I were to...
02-20-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By rubiksoval

Exactly. It just isn't an issue unless there's...

Exactly. It just isn't an issue unless there's actual pain or weakness. Not even at 6w/kg type of fitness.

And I'd surmise for the vast majority, doing actual riding that focuses on aerobic gains...
02-19-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't think of a single race in the southeast...

I can't think of a single race in the southeast that has a big downhill that would be worth the trouble and expense of this, so definitely don't think it'll be "common."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By rubiksoval

Not if your reach is set up well.

Not if your reach is set up well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By rubiksoval

Is your saddle level? Try tilting it down. A lot...

Is your saddle level? Try tilting it down. A lot if necessary.

Helps immensely.
02-18-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 163,764
Posted By rubiksoval

I bought a Mistica on Ebay for $60 bucks shipped...

I bought a Mistica on Ebay for $60 bucks shipped this morning, so I'm looking forward to getting that.

I also got TriRig's aero skewers a while back when they had a sale. They're really nice;...
02-18-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. I edited my post about consistency/accuracy...

Ha. I edited my post about consistency/accuracy while you were apparently quoting it.
02-18-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

If both our powermeters are accurate, then you do...

If both our powermeters are accurate, then you do know that your 300 is my 300.

Which is why accuracy is important. That you seemingly don't care about that doesn't change it. I care about it....
02-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

It seems you're saying you don't care about...

It seems you're saying you don't care about accuracy as long as you have consistency because you have 12-13 years worth of data using the same brand of powermeters.

Yet you apparently also...
02-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By rubiksoval

My PT hub is on an aluminum rim. It's heavy,...

My PT hub is on an aluminum rim. It's heavy, narrow, and doesn't match any of my front wheels. I don't particularly want to train on it because of that, and I definitely don't want to race on it when...
02-18-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 163,764
Posted By rubiksoval

And along with that: They mentioned the...

And along with that:

They mentioned the saddle



I tried an ISM years ago and didn't like it as it felt far too wide at the end. I moved to a Fizik Tritone and it was a bit better, but then I...
02-18-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 163,764
Posted By rubiksoval

This bike, guys. Ohhhh.... ...

This bike, guys. Ohhhh....

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/02/the-aussie-champs-tt-bike-6000-ti-bar-extensions-waxed-chain-and-a-58t/

There's a lot to unpack and drool over in this article.
02-18-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16,065
Views: 950,687
Posted By rubiksoval

I have that one, too! I have a box fan type...

I have that one, too!

I have a box fan type thing on the floor angled up on my legs and torso, and then I have the Lasko at chest/head level about two feet away and only turn it on during hard...
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