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04-03-16, 10:15 AM
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Posted By wens

"And then it's always better to drop everybody I...

"And then it's always better to drop everybody I think." - Sagan

Cracking race. Too bad it's 32 and snowed last night and I still don't want to go outside.
04-01-16, 11:50 AM
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Views: 644,616
Posted By wens

Where did you see this? I'm looking at the...

Where did you see this? I'm looking at the firmware release notes and it looks like the last version was released in June...
04-01-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,493
Posted By wens

I think everyone has done this. You're out of the...

I think everyone has done this. You're out of the race, nobody cares where you finish, you just want to be done, and you're friggin tired of riding alone. I've never done it in a situation where I...
Replies: 5,580
Views: 494,167
Posted By wens

Not sure it's what you're thinking of, but this...

Not sure it's what you're thinking of, but this has that info (for an indoor wooden track with fast tires):
Alex's Cycle Blog: Individual Pursuit - What Makes us Faster?...
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Posted By wens

I change my chain before the season starts. Since...

I change my chain before the season starts. Since I basically don't train on that bike, and it never sees bad weather, it's probably massive overkill, but track chains are cheap.
03-25-16, 11:10 AM
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Posted By wens

Oh man was that a good race. Edge of my seat the...

Oh man was that a good race. Edge of my seat the entire last 50k
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Posted By wens

Just want to point out that you're probably not...

Just want to point out that you're probably not slower on shorter cranks, but you're also probably only faster if hip angle is a limiter. If you're super flexible, I don't think changing crank length...
03-23-16, 02:20 PM
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Views: 1,878
Posted By wens

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Posted By wens

. Maybe certain tracks , but I wouldn't want to...

. Maybe certain tracks , but I wouldn't want to be the person getting new riders to tap something as step steep as cleveland , because there's just not much main margin for error . I also don't think...
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Views: 7,377
Posted By wens

Or they're good at leaning the bike over away...

Or they're good at leaning the bike over away from the banking...
03-23-16, 10:05 AM
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Views: 9,789
Posted By wens

Then you got a steal, and somebody was...

Then you got a steal, and somebody was subsidizing it. Pool time costs a fortune, although it is a moderately smaller fortune for an outdoor pool. Back when I was swimming typical club costs were in...
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Views: 5,758
Posted By wens

Have you tried closing flushing your sinuses?...

Have you tried closing flushing your sinuses? Neti pot or one of the modern equivalents? I'm not a doctor and didn't stay at a holiday Inn express last night, but some say it helps .
03-21-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By wens

Looking to change your 23rd to 22nd" is more...

Looking to change your 23rd to 22nd" is more accurately what drives promoters nuts. Way out of the money/upgrade points, doesn't matter, and still nit picking about it.
Replies: 61
Views: 3,162
Posted By wens

I swam through college, and hopped in the pool a...

I swam through college, and hopped in the pool a couple times over the winter for a change of pace. Xc skiing is a mental health life saver around here during bad winters, so nice to get outside and...
03-21-16, 04:44 PM
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Views: 379,107
Posted By wens

I hear good things about the specialized tires,...

I hear good things about the specialized tires, without I don't think you can pull the UK strategy with those. Otherwise, seems like vittoria is still the most popular around here.
03-21-16, 04:03 PM
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Posted By wens

Buy from the UK. Pay about that per pair.

Buy from the UK. Pay about that per pair.
03-20-16, 07:50 PM
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Posted By wens

Racing: speed, time, distance. Training has...

Racing: speed, time, distance.

Training has a few screens, but most often time, 3s power, speed, 10s power, and distance. Second most used screen has time, 3s power, distance, cadence, speed, and...
03-19-16, 06:27 PM
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Posted By wens

It depends

It depends
03-19-16, 06:19 AM
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Posted By wens

I hate that crap.

I hate that crap.
03-16-16, 07:55 AM
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Posted By wens

Mechanical engineer. Trying to stay out of...

Mechanical engineer. Trying to stay out of manufacturing, and prefer to work on things that are produced in higher quantities.
03-15-16, 09:24 AM
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Posted By wens

If you want to do much more than 200 watts at 90...

If you want to do much more than 200 watts at 90 rpm you probably need rollers with resistance
03-14-16, 09:42 AM
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Posted By wens

No, technically RIF'd, but...what's in a name. ...

No, technically RIF'd, but...what's in a name.

Called back, shrug. Engineering VP/Director would be glad to have me. Finance guys need to keep their jobs though. The joy of a company with...
03-14-16, 08:35 AM
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Posted By wens

Got laid off today, so funemployed as of this...

Got laid off today, so funemployed as of this morning. I'm getting a bit tired of this. Worst part is they waited until right after the time change, so I didn't even get any extra riding outside out...
03-11-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,865
Posted By wens

Don't we all call our trainers much worse than...

Don't we all call our trainers much worse than dumb on a regular basis?
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Views: 225,681
Posted By wens

Hmm, I need to draw the fbd. Intuition is telling...

Hmm, I need to draw the fbd. Intuition is telling me that, since you have triangles, if you flex a frame something needs to be in bending. Going to need to put pencil to paper and figure out if I'm...
03-10-16, 11:53 AM
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Views: 230,182
Posted By wens

I could make the argument. It's like a points...

I could make the argument. It's like a points race on the track, usually safe because it's usually strung out.
03-10-16, 11:51 AM
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Posted By wens

Nope. A salesperson with not enough to do...

Nope. A salesperson with not enough to do perhaps, and a dogged determination to do this the slowest and most expensive way possible. I'm pretty sure the profit numbers on this are inflated 25+% too,...
03-10-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18,065
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Posted By wens

I'm on the third iteration of a project. First...

I'm on the third iteration of a project. First round: sales: we need something like this product we used to make, but with a different ui. Engineering: ok, here are our questions about the product...
03-10-16, 10:07 AM
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Views: 109,524
Posted By wens

Theuns though. Cancellara looks like he's got his...

Theuns though. Cancellara looks like he's got his best team since 2011
03-10-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13,704
Views: 704,217
Posted By wens

Tmi

Tmi
03-10-16, 07:27 AM
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Posted By wens

I got a great one recently. Made to look like a...

I got a great one recently. Made to look like a check, with just a little extra stuff to fill out in the endorsement block. "only" 31% apr, but they also hit you with a 33% of total borrowing fee.
...
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Views: 225,681
Posted By wens

That lack of cabling makes it a whole lot easier...

That lack of cabling makes it a whole lot easier to swap bars, and we're cheap.
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Views: 106,113
Posted By wens

But the coaches at the pointy end actually know...

But the coaches at the pointy end actually know what they're doing. They also tend to link up with applied scientists who recognize where real contributions can be made by science.

It was...
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Views: 106,113
Posted By wens

Yeah, it's kind of funny actually, science will...

Yeah, it's kind of funny actually, science will come along five or ten years behind a coaching advance and tell people why it worked, and at the same time wonder why coaches don't pay more attention...
03-09-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,218
Posted By wens

I've done iced aeropress or cold brew before.

I've done iced aeropress or cold brew before.
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Posted By wens

The under elbow pad spacers are actually faster...

The under elbow pad spacers are actually faster than pads right on the bar, at least with enough separation in some cases. Besides, I'd rather have base bars low for standing starts so it doesn't...
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Views: 106,113
Posted By wens

I'm too lazy to find the real study, but based on...

I'm too lazy to find the real study, but based on that infographic I think they increased training load for one group and maintained it for the control. That means they proved that increasing...
03-08-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,218
Posted By wens

That's a lot of caffeine, no? At 20ish mg/8 Oz...

That's a lot of caffeine, no? At 20ish mg/8 Oz (top of my head, this may be the mismatch), that's like 16 ounces of coffee first thing in the morning

I solved this problem by refusing to do early...
Replies: 62
Views: 4,556
Posted By wens

The Czech rider had one during the women's...

The Czech rider had one during the women's scratch. Couldn't see if hers was taped over either, but I was surprised regardless.

Also a lot of bars way wider than shoulders in that women's race,...
Replies: 62
Views: 4,556
Posted By wens

I'm catching up on world's, just watched the...

I'm catching up on world's, just watched the second? Round of the women's keirin. Ellis lighter (sp?) looks like she's a foot taller than anyone else and may as well just lead it out, since she's not...
03-07-16, 01:56 PM
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Posted By wens

Is there any way to tuck glasses into that helmet?

Is there any way to tuck glasses into that helmet?
03-07-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,789
Posted By wens

But did the guys riding the s-works venge go 1-2?

But did the guys riding the s-works venge go 1-2?
03-07-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,789
Posted By wens

I'd say that's frivolous, recovery from a torn...

I'd say that's frivolous, recovery from a torn acl is a bit better than a broken collarbone in that you can schedule when you're out a bit less urgently, but is a similar amount of time out of work,...
03-07-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,789
Posted By wens

Amazing that children have been ruining society...

Amazing that children have been ruining society since ancient Greek philosophers!
Replies: 134
Views: 13,033
Posted By wens

No 167.5 cranks :( I'm a bit concerned about...

No 167.5 cranks :(

I'm a bit concerned about the accelerometer on my short home track too
Replies: 134
Views: 13,033
Posted By wens

Worth pointing out that the track brings is own...

Worth pointing out that the track brings is own challenges to pm's, the only discipline where you apply significant back pressure without ever coasting. For some power meters that matters.
Replies: 62
Views: 4,556
Posted By wens

Last year BBC ashamed had it for UK ip addresses

Last year BBC ashamed had it for UK ip addresses
03-04-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,704
Views: 704,217
Posted By wens

Two more weeks. Of course I may just want it to...

Two more weeks. Of course I may just want it to be race season because I've only raced twice since August...
03-04-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13,704
Views: 704,217
Posted By wens

Is it race season yet? Training is hard.

Is it race season yet? Training is hard.
Replies: 62
Views: 4,556
Posted By wens

To be fair that world record is relatively soft,...

To be fair that world record is relatively soft, and will probably get shattered at the Olympics, since 4k for women is so new.
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