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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 905
Posted By burnthesheep

1. 103mi and 12500 ft 2. Avg is probably 20mi...

1. 103mi and 12500 ft
2. Avg is probably 20mi and 1500 to 2000ft
3. Least, shoot, Iíve ridden a 1/4 mile to test ride kit or bike fixes. But real ride? Mile to park with my kids.
01-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

Yup, totally silly but keeps me more engaged than...

Yup, totally silly but keeps me more engaged than the wall.

I figure if Iím within a few seconds to minute of a top ten Zwift leaderboard I can hammer out an interval.

Plus if weather is ****...
01-23-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

Probably poor word choice. Looking at the...

Probably poor word choice.

Looking at the failed attempts of the workout from earlier December my HR would end of 2nd set enter aerobic capacity and get there early 3rd set. So probably just...
01-23-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

Itís getting real. Did road today as forgot my...

Itís getting real. Did road today as forgot my fit coordinates and tape measure for the trainer.

First ever finishing all 3 10min sets at that power. Usually bonked set three.

Also, HR was...
01-22-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

My stance on that is that a lot of companies...

My stance on that is that a lot of companies these days want to have the world, and eat it too.

They want super educated ready go getters, but don't want to pay for them. Then, when the people...
01-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 134,637
Posted By burnthesheep

Really disappointing ride. Tested out my kit...

Really disappointing ride. Tested out my kit choice for the time of day and temperatures the race may be. Spot on there. So, good on me for doing that at least.

This is an out-back country road...
01-22-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By burnthesheep

Alright, been on track to do 180 days alcohol...

Alright, been on track to do 180 days alcohol free in 2020. I sleep better, but the cramp thing for me has totally been about using muscles a lot I didn't used to (time trial) and not doing some...
01-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By burnthesheep

If you can pull it off, it can mean a bit of a...

If you can pull it off, it can mean a bit of a "gain" in hip angle. You can open hip angle with shorter cranks, more stack, etc.... After all the fit coords are maxed out, your last option is that...
01-22-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

Z2 spin at lunch in the road bike position. I...

Z2 spin at lunch in the road bike position. I also wrote down those exact measures so the gym bike is never a guess again on setup.

Did one max effort just to make sure the roadie versus TT bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 967
Posted By burnthesheep

This, I can agree with. Not sure about the Elon...

This, I can agree with. Not sure about the Elon track schedule, but I used to drag race my car. It was pretty much 2-3 nights a week at Roxboro or down to Rockingham they were open for cars. Then it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 967
Posted By burnthesheep

When the bottles would freeze. Lol. I've...

When the bottles would freeze. Lol.

I've had that happen. Now, Zwift.

My thing is, commuting is one thing. No sweat and you could dress in a predictable manner if that was your thing.
...
01-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By burnthesheep

Yes, true: if and only if your current pressure...

Yes, true: if and only if your current pressure is high enough the tires either cannot roll over the terrain the are designed for.

The optimal pressure and tire size for a perfectly new road is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,466
Posted By burnthesheep

I ran into something unexpected while off work...

I ran into something unexpected while off work for vacation and we had a warm spell of weather. Nobody seemed to be riding an organized ride that week, not enough folks off work.

I posted up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By burnthesheep

Some of these $2k plus wheelsets that are aero...

Some of these $2k plus wheelsets that are aero you can toss in the trash if you bulge out the wrong sized tire on it. Also, if you put one that's "just a touch bigger" on there like a 25mm on a 25mm...
Forum: Triathlon
01-20-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By burnthesheep

Where do you live? Near anywhere that holds a...

Where do you live? Near anywhere that holds a yearly 1/2 or full IM?

If so, wait till right after that even and people dump equipment. It's a bucket list thing for some, not a lifetime hobby. ...
01-20-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By burnthesheep

Not intentional, but road and gravel are...

Not intentional, but road and gravel are different.

Obviously the TT bike is different. Gotta have the open slot for the taint.
01-20-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

Shows how non observant I am! Good eye.

Shows how non observant I am! Good eye.
01-20-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

You know what, **** shipping companies. My...

You know what, **** shipping companies. My delivery has been in California for 7 to 8 days bouncing around, with a final destination of NC. Like, seriously? WTF.

It isn't hard. Origin...
01-17-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By burnthesheep

Somebody here gets it. Until you get grossly...

Somebody here gets it.

Until you get grossly out of fit range for a riding position (hoods, drops, time trial, bar tops), you won't see an appreciable difference in performance.

Next, good luck...
01-17-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

I admit childish humor, but man.........it was...

I admit childish humor, but man.........it was way too easy to pass up. Like hitting a beach ball with a bat.
01-17-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

Noooooobody got my joke in the "hopping on a...

Noooooobody got my joke in the "hopping on a stranger's wheel" topic. I am disappointed.
01-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

Gotcha. I've been trying to do a better job of...

Gotcha. I've been trying to do a better job of stuff like that. Actually hitting the numbers by choosing the right ones and getting productive work instead of "dreaming" I can do something and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 99,644
Posted By burnthesheep

Uh? A hub based speed sensor on the rear wheel...

Uh? A hub based speed sensor on the rear wheel is hidden nicely and costs about the same. I've no idea why people use this fidgety magnet and strap business.

Also, the computer on the bike is...
01-16-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

You mean 90%? All I gotta say at this point...

You mean 90%?

All I gotta say at this point is God bless the foam roller. For real.

Bought the Craft LS windstop base layer for some cold outdoor TT fun. That and the Poc come in the mail,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,875
Posted By burnthesheep

Come again?

Come again?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 99,644
Posted By burnthesheep

I thought this when I got it years back, but the...

I thought this when I got it years back, but the price from the LBS cleanout was just way way too good. It's aged well for a 2015/2016 bike. The headset area isn't modern aero but I semi integrated...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 99,644
Posted By burnthesheep

Updated the Propel to all R8000 and R9100 except...

Updated the Propel to all R8000 and R9100 except pedals/shifters. Loving the HED 6+ wheels on it. Fast and smooth on 23/25 tire combo. Camera is crap to see it but the chain is a KMC gold.

Team...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,593
Posted By burnthesheep

The HED 3's for sale or in use? They the newer...

The HED 3's for sale or in use? They the newer plus versions or the old narrow?

Sorry, I'm a TT geek. Always kicking the tires when I see cool stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,593
Posted By burnthesheep

Two: -Normal road: Giro SLX with...

Two:

-Normal road: Giro SLX with spd-sl.........dang they're light and aero-ish
-TT road/race: Giro ACC with speedplay zero
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,194
Posted By burnthesheep

If your lights are really good and you don't...

If your lights are really good and you don't choose crap weather that makes visibility worse, it can be better. Fewer cars and your lights really grab attention.

I would just say to do a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By burnthesheep

It's the mech cable routing on the aero bike...

It's the mech cable routing on the aero bike that's the pain. I just did housing and cabled it about 6 months ago. No desire to have to re-run the cables just yet.

Perhaps on the next go-round I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By burnthesheep

I know the topic was pedals. But I got a steal...

I know the topic was pedals. But I got a steal on a new-take-off R9100 crank, and the ramping and weight on that thing is stellar compared to my old 105 5800 crank I had. Like light years better. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,488
Posted By burnthesheep

Depends on how you use it. If you're just doing...

Depends on how you use it. If you're just doing really basic workouts like Z2 chugging or some 3x8 and 2x20 or whatever. I would use same.

If you're racing on Zwift, sprinting, doing high power...
01-15-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

TT bike plan is coming along. 2x20 Monday, off...

TT bike plan is coming along. 2x20 Monday, off yesterday, 3x8 today plus 1x8 SS at the end. Power is good. Last year I bested at 243w for 23min on it, but some of that was sat up. So doesn't even...
01-14-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By burnthesheep

Itís grass or mud and maybe a few rocks, but I...

Itís grass or mud and maybe a few rocks, but I crash every other cross practice or race. I ate it in front of the kids after a late dismount for my homemade barrier. Laughed at myself and kept at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,529
Posted By burnthesheep

Good work! Thatís pretty close. Most folks are...

Good work! Thatís pretty close. Most folks are further apart for the two.

In general Iím trying to do a better job doing workouts in realistic riding positions. Not sitting crazy upright.
01-13-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

Strava doesn't matter. But, freaking check...

Strava doesn't matter.

But, freaking check for HRM or power data before flagging "done in car". That's just lazy. If a segment has your lightning bolt for real power AND you peg'd your HR at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,466
Posted By burnthesheep

1. I doth have donned my skinsuit, TT helmet,...

1. I doth have donned my skinsuit, TT helmet, and race wheels and set forth upon my TT steed to play "robin hood" upon the kingdoms of those on Strava.

2. I doth have committed the grave sin of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,529
Posted By burnthesheep

Not everyone is a fan (I'm not, I just watch it...

Not everyone is a fan (I'm not, I just watch it for youtube filler to waste time), but Vegan cyclist has a youtube video where he tried riding a TT bike. He "claims" his road bike climbing position...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,529
Posted By burnthesheep

Haha! I dunno. I think the Zwift TT bike plus...

Haha! I dunno. I think the Zwift TT bike plus the entry level 30mm wheels are just that slow with the "Zwift" road bike helmet. In real life the fancy skinsuit, TT helmet, and wheels make a big...
01-13-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,905
Views: 410,561
Posted By burnthesheep

So, scored a Poc Cerebel TT helmet for $100 with...

So, scored a Poc Cerebel TT helmet for $100 with case. Shows up in time to test it before my TT race. It claims to have a small line in it from taking it on and off. The pics barely showed a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,529
Posted By burnthesheep

Looking online the next best TT bike I can get...

Looking online the next best TT bike I can get will be at level 13 the Specialized S-works Shiv. Would that bike be worth buying and tossing some 808's on it? In TT's I frequently lose to people on...
01-11-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By burnthesheep

Vigilante justice creates a world you wouldnít...

Vigilante justice creates a world you wouldnít want to live in of itís allowed and glorified.

Just think about the wild murderous times of the Old Testament.
01-10-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, I totally take it with a grain of salt and...

Yeah, I totally take it with a grain of salt and just kind of use it as visual stimulation and a way to do something instead of stare at the wall. Or learn to pace TT races or other stuff.

Some...
01-10-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14,220
Views: 780,808
Posted By burnthesheep

If it's somewhere other than the Alpe, it might...

If it's somewhere other than the Alpe, it might be me. I ride the erg in the gym at work all the time on Zwift. All I can do is go up/down on the power by 10w increments and vary cadence to...
01-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By burnthesheep

My 1:1 is that it matters what time of night and...

My 1:1 is that it matters what time of night and the amount and timing of food when drinking. In terms of sleep quality, not cramps.

The closer to bed time the worse it is. The less food consumed...
01-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,386
Views: 230,283
Posted By burnthesheep

The Chung stuff works GREAT for comparing A to B....

The Chung stuff works GREAT for comparing A to B. Not for determining the absolute values of A and B.

So, you can determine that helmet A is better than B by a CdA of .005. But you can't say...
01-09-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,192
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm almost to the point of not correcting...

I'm almost to the point of not correcting misinformation about low pressure and big tires being faster simply for the fact I'll be up 20w over the schmuck who shows up to the race.

Oh, cute, 28's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,734
Posted By burnthesheep

Lights, lights, and reflective stuff. And take a...

Lights, lights, and reflective stuff. And take a route that you deem fits your life's risk mitigation tolerance levels.

We have a guy here that commutes somewhere to work and home daily. He...
01-07-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By burnthesheep

Nothing wrong with it. I'd guess that a lot of...

Nothing wrong with it. I'd guess that a lot of people who train with power eventually get the RPE down pretty accurate to the power number for pacing. I don't stare at the meter on the TT bike,...
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