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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,189
Posted By rubiksoval

Shorter cranks.

Shorter cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

I know quite a bit about what pros do. And I...

I know quite a bit about what pros do.

And I know the differences between "pros" and pros.

I'm not sure you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,160
Posted By rubiksoval

Ride with faster people. Be social in the coffee...

Ride with faster people. Be social in the coffee shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By rubiksoval

I ride 165s at 5"11. The biggest benefit is...

I ride 165s at 5"11. The biggest benefit is improved positioning (lower front end) that allows for a more open hip angle and pedaling without your knees crushing your ribcage. There's also a slight...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

Is this a win or something for you? Did...

Is this a win or something for you?

Did anyone here care in any way which bike you got?

That's a big resounding "no". This is such a weird thread topic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

Again, there is no undue stress. The speed...

Again, there is no undue stress.

The speed is no different, the distance is far less (like I said, these are race bikes only).

This entire premise is wrong and false. Amateurs ride their bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

Let's get real. There is no frame upgrade over...

Let's get real. There is no frame upgrade over that bike that is even remotely justifiable from a performance standpoint. Zero.

You can justify it all you want, but at least be a bit self-aware.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

It's a carbon frame, not a "scratch and dent...

It's a carbon frame, not a "scratch and dent magnet".
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

Pros don't train on the bikes they race (at least...

Pros don't train on the bikes they race (at least the ones you're watching in WT races). Those race bikes are probably the least stressed bikes of any bike racer ever seeing as how the parts are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

I, and many, many others I know, have been riding...

I, and many, many others I know, have been riding and racing carbon wheels for nearly two decades. I started racing carbon wheels in 2002, in fact. And those wheels were significantly lighter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,971
Posted By rubiksoval

I find this implausible. Just put new...

I find this implausible.

Just put new components on it. The frame/fork is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,703
Posted By rubiksoval

How does Varia prevent you from being hit? ...

How does Varia prevent you from being hit?

Whether or not you know a car is behind you doesn't seem like a way to prevent you from being hit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

And one in a vaccuum. And one with perfectly...

And one in a vaccuum. And one with perfectly consistent pavement.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

That's just wrong and everyone knows it. ...

That's just wrong and everyone knows it.



Your hr behaves in that it starts at a much lower rate than it finishes, and that later efforts have a higher hr than earlier efforts! A bit of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

No, category has nothing to do with it. And no,...

No, category has nothing to do with it. And no, there's a bigger gulf of talent between a cat 1 and a world tour pro than there is a cat 1 and a cat 5 (i.e., anyone that wants to race).

I'm saying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

Oh, those are giving you on-the-fly speed...

Oh, those are giving you on-the-fly speed readings now? You keep a calculator app pulled up on your phone that you access and provide input to while riding?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

Where are you coming up with this notion that you...

Where are you coming up with this notion that you can't maintain a given power output with different cadences? I do it on every single climb I want to do it on. Doesn't matter if it's 5% or 15%, 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

When I can't hold higher power. The rest of...

When I can't hold higher power.

The rest of your paragraph is fairly nonsensical. The notion that you can just look at speed is a bit bizarre. I've never done a climb that I can simply look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By rubiksoval

I hate erg mode as it "feels" really unnatural,...

I hate erg mode as it "feels" really unnatural, but I like resistance mode or simply climbing up one of the mountains. It feels easier to self-select a good cadence than in erg mode, which always...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

Figuring out the cadence at which you can sustain...

Figuring out the cadence at which you can sustain the highest power is pretty helpful. That's a lot more important than hr which is going to be different depending on a dozen different things.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,302
Posted By rubiksoval

The latter repeats will almost certainly yield a...

The latter repeats will almost certainly yield a higher hr if performed at the same effort level, regardless of cadence. A big limiter of doing anything with hr.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Like I said initially, there's a serious lack of...

Like I said initially, there's a serious lack of logic and continuity in your posts.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Now that's an interesting tangent! ...

Now that's an interesting tangent!

Identifying kindergartners as gifted is a real stretch. In all likelihood, all that's being identified is how much education they've already received at home,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Quite consistent? But then when said...

Quite consistent?



But then when said "public debate" is occurring...


But then when commenting on you decrying said public debate
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm not really saying anything that's the same as...

I'm not really saying anything that's the same as you. They're dissimilar in that one is racing a bicycle and one is pedaling indoors in front of a tv screen.



Then you can scroll right past,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Except you're merely lamenting that that...

Except you're merely lamenting that that particular debate is occurring. That's just whining.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

I assert the fitness requirements aren't the...

I assert the fitness requirements aren't the same.

And again, you're responding to my response to someone else. It wasn't your debate, so why engage in it only to decry it?

Comments made after...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

I've been on zwift each winter since Jarvis...

I've been on zwift each winter since Jarvis Island.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Coming back to this because it's very much...

Coming back to this because it's very much inaccurate.

A zwift race is physiologically nothing like a real race. I've said this a number of times. The power is 100% different in a zwift race and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

So physiological talent. Because for sure,...

So physiological talent. Because for sure, actually riding a bike in a bike race requires a very specific set of skills not used on Zwift.

Bike racing itself is a skill. Pedaling hard...isn't....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Well that's kind of the point, isn't it?

Well that's kind of the point, isn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Zwift feeds the delusion of being a good bike...

Zwift feeds the delusion of being a good bike rider without actually being good!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

If you've never actually raced a bike, then you...

If you've never actually raced a bike, then you don't know what you don't know.

Pedaling =/= racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Eh. Let's just jump straight to Surrogate and...

Eh. Let's just jump straight to Surrogate and really go to town.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm curious how this will work for ball sports.

I'm curious how this will work for ball sports.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,139
Posted By rubiksoval

Because you're not actually racing a bike?

Because you're not actually racing a bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By rubiksoval

Uh. Huh?

Uh. Huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. So much this. Have a 420 watt FTP and...

Ha. So much this.

Have a 420 watt FTP and you can write the book on tactics at nearly every race you go to.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By rubiksoval

I'll be a dissenting voice and say that speed...

I'll be a dissenting voice and say that speed does matter. Even though I was already a cat 1 by that point, when I started focusing on speed, really focusing, it helped. I started podiuming way more....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,871
Posted By rubiksoval

The notion that it's "all in the motor" is flat...

The notion that it's "all in the motor" is flat out ridiculous. There are numerous threads with numerous riders' data showing people going extremely quick on extremely low watts. Just perusing Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,489
Posted By rubiksoval

Bikes you're taking out for a test ride won't be...

Bikes you're taking out for a test ride won't be properly fit to you in the first place.

Air pressure alone can make a bigger difference than anything else when it comes to "feel".

Working...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,489
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't need to test ride a bike. Riding it...

You don't need to test ride a bike. Riding it around a parking lot isn't going to tell you a single thing about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,813
Posted By rubiksoval

I take it you never ride much over 12 mph, and...

I take it you never ride much over 12 mph, and certainly never in windy conditions.

Otherwise, that wind noise... DANGER!
11-28-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By rubiksoval

No it's not. Bonking is completely depleting all...

No it's not. Bonking is completely depleting all glycogen stores. You can eat something and feel like you're not about to die again, but you won't be able to produce much power for a long time...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By rubiksoval

Perhaps you should consult a timeline...

Perhaps you should consult a timeline...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By rubiksoval

No. Definitely not worth it. Wheels are one...

No. Definitely not worth it.

Wheels are one of those places where you can spend a little money to get the low hanging fruit, and then spend a helluva lot more money for extremely minimal...
11-04-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By rubiksoval

I've called home from a ditch. I figured curling...

I've called home from a ditch. I figured curling up in that was warmer than sitting up on the road.

That was a very bad bonk...
11-04-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By rubiksoval

F*** no you don't want to intentionally bonk. Not...

F*** no you don't want to intentionally bonk. Not only does that ruin your day, but it can compromise recovery enough to ruin ensuing days as well.

What an awful idea.
11-04-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By rubiksoval

Whatever works. But what you're doing is...

Whatever works. But what you're doing is essentially just making something up as you go along so you're not doing the same thing the whole time. You could call it a fartlek-style workout if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,589
Posted By rubiksoval

As computed by the race clock, yes, a fact. ...

As computed by the race clock, yes, a fact.

As computed by a rider's clock who takes a free lap or a wheel or whatever, then...eh.

Only the former actually matters.
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