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10-19-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Doge

That is what they just did vs having them live...

That is what they just did vs having them live the mostly isolated racer life.
I know the USA numbers, and CA numbers much more, but for this virus - absolutely. WHO says 10% of the folks have it,...
10-19-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Doge

You made a statement I do not know to be true. I...

You made a statement I do not know to be true. I will typically ask for verification from bike parts to power to health. I consider what you said not true until I see that it is. I have no data.
...
10-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,141
Posted By Doge

Depends. General recreation - you want to be...

Depends.
General recreation - you want to be seen by those that could kill you, but you assume do not want to.
Competition, I think it is better to be unnoticed.

Then there is the heat thing. ...
10-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Doge

Can you show us that evidence - esp. in <30 year...

Can you show us that evidence - esp. in <30 year olds - you know, GT kinda folks.

Let us not forget a year ago the winner was emptying his bowls at the side of the road. No big deal then, right? ...
10-18-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

I expect you did. That would be about the time....

I expect you did. That would be about the time. We live 5 min from there. He was finishing a ride about then.
He's running fury legs now. I've never seen that and it looks so weird.
Edit: Yup -...
10-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

Brandon opened up his power profiles. They were...

Brandon opened up his power profiles. They were not previously available publicly.

Junior is visiting us for 4 days and just got back from ID. He is huge (as in weight lifting) and has made...
10-18-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,592
Posted By Doge

Brandon did not used to post his power. I'm...

Brandon did not used to post his power. I'm wondering if this is now a UAE thing/marketing thing.
But it opened up some old history I had not seen before. ...
10-17-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,592
Posted By Doge

That Peter guy has been coming to SoCal for a...

That Peter guy has been coming to SoCal for a decade. That Peter guy would do group rides with some of those same juniors he's racing against now.
10-13-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

I'd like to see them stay in and see if they can...

I'd like to see them stay in and see if they can win with it.
10-12-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Doge

Any day can be the last day of a racer's career. ...

Any day can be the last day of a racer's career. Maybe it is good the younger racers don't think about that so much.
10-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

For the cycling athlete in their low 20s it is an...

For the cycling athlete in their low 20s it is an assumption that are not carrying those 3.6 average condition. I would think they are carrying about none. It is hard to compete with any condition...
10-10-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

Is the CDC data wrong, or my sixth grade...

Is the CDC data wrong, or my sixth grade arithmetic? As a professional, you can tell us where the error is.

And why should 24 year old racers need to stage 10' apart with masks on?
10-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

The issue is more cities permitting races than...

The issue is more cities permitting races than USACycling. Back in the day bike clubs needed to put on races. I got to help a bit with that. We were all happy when promoters took it over, but that...
10-10-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

I made this picture below for you. 1 in a million...

I made this picture below for you. 1 in a million chance of death for his profile. A very fit healthy 22 year old.
It is true, this is not my profession. It is part of my wife's (50% or so the last...
10-09-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

Calling this a pandemic is a stretch, although it...

Calling this a pandemic is a stretch, although it is in the title. At the peak, COVID represented 20% of what folks died from in the USA (45 year olds and 85+ had the same ratios). Now it is close to...
10-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

For those in the serious racing demographic we...

For those in the serious racing demographic we are looking at 3 digit numbers in the USA who have died with COVID and I'd expect they do not have the respiratory systems those that race do. I have...
10-09-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

My 22 year old found he was sick yesterday. We...

My 22 year old found he was sick yesterday. We were hoping it was COVID as that is the least likely to harm his profile. However a positive case would do nutty things to his squadron, because they...
09-30-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,499
Posted By Doge

Friday my wife and I were awakened ~5:00 AM by a...

Friday my wife and I were awakened ~5:00 AM by a bunch of cars outside the window lined up. We went back to sleep. Around 6:30 we heard someone like Dave Towle over a PA - it was Dave Towle. We...
09-23-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,704
Posted By Doge

He has yet to have his name is pronounced the...

He has yet to have his name is pronounced the same by all announcers. That should be a requirement of being the next big thing.
09-17-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 132,494
Posted By Doge

Do you manage Exchange?

Do you manage Exchange?
09-15-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 132,494
Posted By Doge

Can you make anything out of this? It is an...

Can you make anything out of this? It is an agenda. It is designed to have the reader wonder, not understand and not think it is too wacked out.
I started coding in '84 to support magnetic...
09-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

This is from memory, but the limit is 33 and it...

This is from memory, but the limit is 33 and it is in there some place. That is brought up in cyclo-cross where a "standard" mass start bicycle is setup for cx. You could ride a cx bike in a RR or a...
09-13-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

Yes, buying a road bike for road bike racing,...

Yes, buying a road bike for road bike racing, even a lower cost one will likely perform better than a MTB conversion. The 32mm tyres will be a compromise. They typically ride 27/28mm in...
09-12-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,557
Posted By Doge

Cypress showed it, but the change came a lot...

Cypress showed it, but the change came a lot faster than I expected - re Fondos. I'm wondering why we need Category racing anymore. Fondos and just race/rides are doing well.

I'm seeing more...
09-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

The UCI rule link I posted earlier defines a road...

The UCI rule link I posted earlier defines a road racing bike. It should be the most strict definition. If you meet that, you should meet any country definition.
Your country's racing rules are...
09-11-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,346
Posted By Doge

I guess you can also look at the TdF and see how...

I guess you can also look at the TdF and see how the U23s are doing.
09-11-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

Then it is not a MTB. You will increase winning...

Then it is not a MTB. You will increase winning chances with lighter wheels and narrower tyres.
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

You most likely just passed me on a fancy bike I...

You most likely just passed me on a fancy bike I borrowed from my kid. A racing roadie is just as fit in competitive regions.
The more competitive, the closer ability. In many regions the road...
09-10-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

Thank you for your service! I tried. That was...

Thank you for your service!
I tried. That was that trip to the Naval Academy - using rowing. He liked the bike too much, so that didn't happen. Spending 3-4 days a week on the Marine base (Camp...
09-09-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

That is a 2 seater F16. USAF does not use them...

That is a 2 seater F16. USAF does not use them for battle, but other countries do. It is used more for the dog fighter training stuff. He will likely never fly that plane.
The old F16s have quite a...
09-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
Posted By Doge

3 years ago.

3 years ago.
09-09-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

I thought they shot missiles on training...

I thought they shot missiles on training exercises.
I don't know the on-base photo rules, but he is well aware there are rules. I do see lots of pre/post flight pictures of his classmates. ...
09-09-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,189
Posted By Doge

This was his first ride as a passenger in the...

This was his first ride as a passenger in the puke test, which he passed. It was dog-fighting as long as the fuel lasted. It will be 2 years before he gets to drive, if he gets to drive his own. ...
09-08-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 887,999
Posted By Doge

Do it now. Kinda use Keto for a couple weeks to...

Do it now. Kinda use Keto for a couple weeks to get weight down I.F. to maintain. I like beer too much to do Keto and I don't race. I eat noon/1:00. Lost about 15 and maintaining. With I.F. I...
09-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

They may be. I don't think the rim brakes stop...

They may be. I don't think the rim brakes stop better, although they may prefer the feel, I do, and I have both.
So they may prefer the lighter wheels and moving mass to where they want. I assume it...
09-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

1 A standard SRAM Red/eTap/Dura-Ace rim brake...

1 A standard SRAM Red/eTap/Dura-Ace rim brake build with 23-25mm tires on a painted team frame will be below UCI weight limit.
They will be adding weight if they choose that build.
2 They had a...
09-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

The bike has a different feel based on where the...

The bike has a different feel based on where the weight is. If the UCI weights we 3# lighter, I expect we would not see as many discs.
Where do you think the brilliant JumboV is adding that weight?...
09-07-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

Because you can't do with the disc bikes what you...

Because you can't do with the disc bikes what you can do with the rim braked bikes. There are lots of ways to play with weight other than brakes. But the disc brakes and supporting materials will...
09-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

It depends on what you buy. For what I buy, yes....

It depends on what you buy. For what I buy, yes. The disc stuff weighs more and is heavier.
I bought a 20 hole rear hub ax-lightness tubular race set. 16 hole rear hubs are also options in...
09-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

Better go to the country where you want to race...

Better go to the country where you want to race website for cycling and read their rules, Most are some sort of derivative of the UCI rules, and almost every country (or region) has officials apply...
09-06-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

I see the point of being pro athlete is total...

I see the point of being pro athlete is total compensation / how much you get paid. It may be doing a wheelie off the back, a long break away in front of cameras etc. Their job is to get the most...
09-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

I do not agree. You have more than rotating...

I do not agree. You have more than rotating weight. The lever arm is a factor in feel in side to side movement that TC just ignored and went right over. He also used the disc weight and didn't...
09-06-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

It is certainly not conclusive, but it should be...

It is certainly not conclusive, but it should be watched. We can look at other races too. I am in agreement discs stop better, but there is more to winning than stopping and some things may be...
09-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,411
Posted By Doge

They provide more stopping force. Stages 1- 9...

They provide more stopping force.
Stages 1- 9 of the TdF - Rim braked bikes win 8 (check my counts).
Only green jersey is disc braked, PDot, yellow, white using rim.

Correlation is not...
09-05-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Doge

If you are in the USA...A MTB does not meet USA...

If you are in the USA...A MTB does not meet USA Cycling rules - the bars, brake levers protrude forward. That does not mean you wouldn't be allowed to use one because rules and what are enforced are...
09-03-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,346
Posted By Doge

True. It may be me, or it may be obvious, but...

True. It may be me, or it may be obvious, but this forum is mostly about old guys. The idea that kids are faster is quite offensive to some. That does not change anyone's speed. I first noticed...
09-03-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Doge

Wrong forum. This is for non-pro cycling. Even...

Wrong forum. This is for non-pro cycling. Even junior worlds got moved.
09-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By Doge

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! It is the...

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
It is the whole system. The disc, the hub, the steel bolts, the different lacing many builders want. I posted my light climbers above.

Here is a tubular...
09-02-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By Doge

Dura-ace 140mm disc center of mass is about 55mm...

Dura-ace 140mm disc center of mass is about 55mm out from fulcrum. Rim ~350mm out. 55/350 X 100g (disc) = ~16g
Then the hub is different adding mass, and mostly steel bolts are supplied. So the...
09-02-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By Doge

Your questions were not directed to me and...

Your questions were not directed to me and rhetorical - I thought. But in case not.
General statement is rim brakes and disc brakes do function differently, as do brand and pad and rims etc. The...
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