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09-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 854
Posted By OBoile

Interestingly, you can screw on the Bolt. I think...

Interestingly, you can screw on the Bolt. I think that is mainly to prevent theft in triathlons when your bike is sitting in transition. But, it also could technically mean that it can't be removed...
09-19-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,730
Posted By OBoile

This. Some people don't seem to understand that...

This. Some people don't seem to understand that cycling is a team sport. These guys were teammates. They're supposed to be cooperating.
09-08-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By OBoile

That's a lot of desperation.

That's a lot of desperation.
09-07-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By OBoile

It's amazing how desperate some people are to...

It's amazing how desperate some people are to avoid accepting the truth: disk brakes work better.
09-06-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By OBoile

The time to change disk brakes is like 1-2...

The time to change disk brakes is like 1-2 seconds longer. It's not really a persuasive argument anymore.
09-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By OBoile

It's amazing how desperate some people are to...

It's amazing how desperate some people are to avoid accepting the truth: disk brakes work better.
09-01-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By OBoile

I've had flobikes (I'm in Canada) for several...

I've had flobikes (I'm in Canada) for several years. It's pretty good year round. You quickly realize that while the tour may be the biggest deal, it often isn't the most exciting race. There are...
08-16-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By OBoile

With how many people are crashing, Froome and...

With how many people are crashing, Froome and Thomas may be the only ones left by the end of the Tour.

In all seriousness, I think you're right. They don't look ready.
08-12-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By OBoile

He did not look good today. Couldn't hang with a...

He did not look good today. Couldn't hang with a fairly large peloton on the last climb.
08-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,909
Posted By OBoile

I hadn't really thought of this before, but...

I hadn't really thought of this before, but totally I experience this too. If I'm with other people, my power will generally stay high as I'm focused on keeping up. But, when I'm by myself, it's very...
08-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,909
Posted By OBoile

That's what I have. FWIW as a point of...

That's what I have.
FWIW as a point of comparison, Strava would estimate ~115 watts on my commute. Riding at roughly the same effort,but on my bike with the PM, I'd average ~185.
08-12-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,909
Posted By OBoile

Strava's power estimates are terrible. It doesn't...

Strava's power estimates are terrible. It doesn't account for wind, road surface, position on the bike, clothes you're wearing etc. I wouldn't take those very seriously.

Having said that, your...
08-10-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,470
Posted By OBoile

"pretty good"? Give yourself a bit more credit...

"pretty good"? Give yourself a bit more credit for your prediction. Remco looks amazing.
08-10-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By OBoile

I kind of think Froome is done. It's far tougher...

I kind of think Froome is done. It's far tougher for someone in the mid 30s to come back after a lengthy time off than it is someone in their 20s. He may get back to being a top-10 GC guy, but he's...
08-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By OBoile

Roglic seems like the guy to beat at this point...

Roglic seems like the guy to beat at this point IMO.
08-07-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By OBoile

If the French gov't bans sporting events again it...

If the French gov't bans sporting events again it will not be possible no matter how much people want it.
I'm not saying I think that will happen, but I wouldn't bet anything significant against it...
08-06-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By OBoile

Europe is in a much better spot than the USA, so...

Europe is in a much better spot than the USA, so things are generally opening up. Pro cycling, in particular, started up again at the start of August.
Having said that, cases in France over the last...
06-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By OBoile

Nice! I just checked my last ride... and it seems...

Nice! I just checked my last ride... and it seems to be working as intended. 1417 kJ and 1400 calories burned.
A similar ride on May 23rd was 1449 kJ and 1868 calories.
I submitted a request for...
05-12-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,180
Posted By OBoile

I'm quite sure my CdA is bad. Based on my...

I'm quite sure my CdA is bad. Based on my duathlon ride portion 235 watts would put me at ~28 minutes.
But, I'm not really surprised/disappointed by that. It was really just me putting some clip-on...
05-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,180
Posted By OBoile

I think I must be a better runner than a cyclist....

I think I must be a better runner than a cyclist. My 5km time is ~21 minutes but I'd be pretty happy to do a 10mi TT in 26. This despite the majority of my training (particularly the hard stuff)...
05-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,398
Posted By OBoile

Doge needs to step into the 21st century.

Doge needs to step into the 21st century.
04-26-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,395
Posted By OBoile

It's disgusting that people will sink to this...

It's disgusting that people will sink to this level during a pandemic.
04-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

You just get dumber and dumber.

You just get dumber and dumber.
04-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

Get that tin foil hat back on before the...

Get that tin foil hat back on before the government's radiation disrupts your brain any further!!!!!
04-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

Interesting that you consider wanting people to...

Interesting that you consider wanting people to survive to be "not caring".
04-21-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong all...

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong all along.
04-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

Tin foil had alert!

Tin foil had alert!
04-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. Ultimately "herd immunity" is pointless if...

Yeah. Ultimately "herd immunity" is pointless if it is obtained by having everyone get the virus. That's defeating the purpose.

In order to avoid getting the virus, let's build herd immunity by...
04-20-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

Yes, lets believe the one study at odds with all...

Yes, lets believe the one study at odds with all of the others. That's a smart way to do things.
04-20-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

smh.

smh.
04-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

Bacon. Ham. Pork Chops. What's so hard to...

Bacon. Ham. Pork Chops.

What's so hard to comprehend about that?
04-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

The quality of life in many of those countries is...

The quality of life in many of those countries is better than in the USA.
04-20-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,697
Posted By OBoile

The effect of doping is far more significant than...

The effect of doping is far more significant than the few % points (and yes, elite pros are all within a few % points of each other) difference between the top guys. The effects of doping, in cycling...
04-16-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By OBoile

I'm not going to go back and dig up my results...

I'm not going to go back and dig up my results (haven't used my wahoo bolt since the fall), but the difference was similar in magnitude to this. 5% is a pipe dream for me.
04-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,788
Posted By OBoile

Oh I agree, and I don't expect the race to...

Oh I agree, and I don't expect the race to actually happen.
But, in the event that something does change (maybe someone discovers an effective cure for instance) it makes sense to be prepared, just...
04-15-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By OBoile

If you are doing a workout, the grade is does not...

If you are doing a workout, the grade is does not affect resistance. I've done the Zwift FTP test:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2973381560
During the 20 minutes, erg mode is off but the...
04-15-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,788
Posted By OBoile

Yeah that wouldn't surprise me. Plus, you never...

Yeah that wouldn't surprise me.
Plus, you never know. It would suck (relatively speaking of course) for there to be an effective treatment, or a sudden decline in the spread of the virus or...
04-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,788
Posted By OBoile

I don't see the harm in rescheduling... as long...

I don't see the harm in rescheduling... as long as they are willing to cancel it if the conditions in August make it too dangerous to race.
04-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By OBoile

I can confirm, if you're using a structured...

I can confirm, if you're using a structured workout in Zwift (which includes their FTP tests) that the terrain doesn't matter. Erg mode turns off for the actual 20 minute part, but the resistance is...
04-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By OBoile

Yep. And, as someone with a PM and a Wahoo...

Yep. And, as someone with a PM and a Wahoo computer, I find that the Wahoo (which is based on HR) consistently overestimates my calories burned. Of course, Strava uses the supplied (Wahoo) number...
04-13-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

The content of your posts gives it away.

The content of your posts gives it away.
04-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

It's pretty crazy/sad/scary that 3 months into...

It's pretty crazy/sad/scary that 3 months into this being a major story, the comment "this ain't no hoax" is still relevant as there are a not insignificant amount of people who believe it is.
04-09-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,698
Posted By OBoile

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong. You...

You know, it's okay to admit you were wrong. You don't have to keep doubling down.
04-01-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By OBoile

What "experience"? This is a new virus. No one...

What "experience"? This is a new virus. No one has anything beyond anecdotal experience at this point. So I can save you some trouble: it's usefulness is between slim and none.
04-01-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By OBoile

I don't think there is any evidence that cycling...

I don't think there is any evidence that cycling helps or hurts. To try and assert that someone knows one way or the other would be irresponsible at this point IMO.
04-01-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,205
Posted By OBoile

Odd then that the USA hasn't done that much...

Odd then that the USA hasn't done that much testing, but has the most affected.
Perhaps you should just go away rather than continue to endanger people's lives by continuing to cause confusion and...
04-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,792
Posted By OBoile

Just because you managed to dodge the first...

Just because you managed to dodge the first bullet doesn't mean you shouldn't try to get behind cover before the 2nd one comes.
And social distancing is supported by science. There' s a reason why...
03-26-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,408
Posted By OBoile

I'm so glad I don't live in the USA. Even your...

I'm so glad I don't live in the USA. Even your attempts at putting a positive spin on this make the situation look terrible to me. $1000 to go to the emergency room? That's insane.
03-17-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,499
Posted By OBoile

The key word is "job". Work vs hobby.

The key word is "job". Work vs hobby.
03-17-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,499
Posted By OBoile

Sure. If you need to ride somewhere (grocery...

Sure. If you need to ride somewhere (grocery store, work etc.) that's one thing. But casual rides (including training) are optional and likely should be avoided.
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