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10-22-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15,513
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Posted By burnthesheep

Went for a 10mi PR before the weather gets slow...

Went for a 10mi PR before the weather gets slow for the season. Not the best prep by doing loads of sweetspot the last 4 days in a row. Whatever.

285w AP. I couldn't hold the 300 I wanted to. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 445,365
Posted By burnthesheep

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10-21-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By burnthesheep

Sometimes early in a workout before sweat. I...

Sometimes early in a workout before sweat. I don't lick or wet it, so that's probably it for mine. Usually it sticks in the 130's for a minute as I'm warming up and getting into Z2 before working....
10-21-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 305,892
Posted By burnthesheep

For all my engineer and TT bike wizardry for fit...

For all my engineer and TT bike wizardry for fit video and trying to be faster..........sometimes I'm just a lazy idiot.

I had rewaxed the chain recently. Usually I let it hang overnight, then...
10-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 678
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll play. The nickname is "skid lid" because...

I'll play. The nickname is "skid lid" because that's what your head is likely to be doing in the event of a bike crash. The motion vector isn't for a hit/stop collision. It presumes you're coming...
10-19-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 305,892
Posted By burnthesheep

This is picky junk, but my newer Wahoo Elemnt has...

This is picky junk, but my newer Wahoo Elemnt has a hair trigger autopause that's been eff'ing up my speeds. I zoomed in on the "moving" parts of my rides after getting it and compared it to where...
10-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Tried a new parking spot and lunch route. Not...

Tried a new parking spot and lunch route. Not bad. Need to lower the tire psi a hair I think. Got a KOM. Pretty quiet route, wide enough road.

Still not loving my road helmet for TT practice....
10-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Tired of painting. Break to ride TT bike. Fixed...

Tired of painting. Break to ride TT bike. Fixed rear brake that would rub sometimes. New cable.

Threw some grip tape on the bull horns. Love it.

Saddle up a hair, 1/2Ē stack riser...
10-15-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Went for a run, felt good, so kept going to go...

Went for a run, felt good, so kept going to go 1/2 marathon. I'd never broken 2 hrs before.
10-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, it's not that quick. It was a workout, so...

Yeah, it's not that quick. It was a workout, so I had to mind doing it 4x in an hour at lunch back to back.

I did a stand start and stayed in the same gear. 54/15 uphill into wind and 54/14...
10-13-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, just playing around. There is sooo much...

Yeah, just playing around. There is sooo much different. Probably not in the ballpark. Just a way to track progress with a kinda known distance.
10-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Created a reliable segment out and then one back...

Created a reliable segment out and then one back for some pursuits. Just to mix it up. I guessed at the gear and did standing starts in it. I know as a schmuck I would only be in the 3km class,...
10-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By burnthesheep

Ignoring "as it should be" repairs of broken...

Ignoring "as it should be" repairs of broken things, or non-functional things:

-saddle: it probably came with the bike because it was the most generic and affordable shape for that bike the...
10-12-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Screw it, why not. I was feeling good on my run...

Screw it, why not. I was feeling good on my run Saturday in the rain. Decided to finish a 1/2. I'd never sniffed breaking 2 hours. 1:58. I had a couple stoplight crossings in there for a...
Forum: Triathlon
10-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By burnthesheep

I looked, couldn't find. Might be too new. I...

I looked, couldn't find. Might be too new. I know the Madone factory aero bars offer factory "ITU" clip ons meant just for the bars.

Folks on BF hate this reference, but post up on Slowtwitch...
10-08-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Having to get creative getting my time in on the...

Having to get creative getting my time in on the lunch TT bike rides. When you ride fast enough, the mileage starts piling on quick. 23.5mph at 30ft per mile at sweetspot for 25.5mi at lunch. Had...
10-06-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,136
Posted By burnthesheep

And........folks had to make it political. ...

And........folks had to make it political. Couldn't resist could ya? You all should get negative like points for that move.

I'll answer the question: I have avoided the greenways at all costs. ...
10-06-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,483
Posted By burnthesheep

Here's the deal with the headphones, it...

Here's the deal with the headphones, it presupposes that you will maintain your line perfectly predictably. The other person should still announce and make a safe pass. Safe meaning with ample...
10-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Hmm, true. Maybe not a good idea. Maybe just a...

Hmm, true. Maybe not a good idea. Maybe just a ziploc bag and a meat tenderizer then. Probably saved me getting chastised by the wife for ruining the coffee grinder!
10-06-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

2x8 and then some SS on the TT bike at lunch. ...

2x8 and then some SS on the TT bike at lunch. The speeds during the 2x8 were pretty good. I need to probably back off the power a hair and go with 3x8. I overcooked those two a bit on the % of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By burnthesheep

The comfort difference is real. I'm actually...

The comfort difference is real. I'm actually thinking of putting the widest aero drop bars I can find on my cross/gravel bike. The hand positions are great. Forget aero. That palm resting and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,427
Posted By burnthesheep

It's just delusions of grandeur. Looking at the...

It's just delusions of grandeur. Looking at the lives some of those folks lead, I do not want to do that whatsoever.

I make great money and have plenty of time to ride my bike the way I want to....
10-02-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 152,542
Posted By burnthesheep

Pedantic observation............that regional TT...

Pedantic observation............that regional TT that I couldn't go to due to the kid's birthday.........they ran it 1/2 mile short of a British 25mi. Like, what the eff? Seriously. All they had...
10-01-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 152,542
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, was to encourage club mates also. I...

Well, was to encourage club mates also.

I got a few amazing responses on UKTT forums. Basically exact specs sheets they use already.

Like: 10mi year end club recognitions sub 25, 23, 22, 21,...
10-01-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 152,542
Posted By burnthesheep

Feel I've asked this before. But, now that I...

Feel I've asked this before. But, now that I broke an hour for a 40k.........what are typical TT distance time milestones? 23min 10mi? Etc.?

I realize the gaps should be closer the faster as it...
09-30-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By burnthesheep

No. I will say, for the cost of a left only...

No.

I will say, for the cost of a left only crank meter...............many cyclists spend that much on a pair of bibs and couple jerseys or a month's worth of cache' microbrew.
09-30-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Missed the TT regional, went out before lunch...

Missed the TT regional, went out before lunch today just to see what I could muster. Windy. Flat. Could not get the HR up to a great hour power. But.......here we are.

I finally did it, sub hour....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,675
Posted By burnthesheep

TT/tri bikes have come a long way in the last 5...

TT/tri bikes have come a long way in the last 5 years in terms of "out of the box" ability to get a really dialed in bike fit. Without buying a bunch of stems, risers, pad tilters,...
09-29-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,014
Posted By burnthesheep

In NC, Sept/Oct/Nov can be amazing. Daylight...

In NC, Sept/Oct/Nov can be amazing. Daylight hours starts stinking for weeknights after work. But otherwise into the 70's and upper 40's in the mornings. Maybe some clothing needs, but no more...
09-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By burnthesheep

Get stronger on the bike. Then the same time...

Get stronger on the bike. Then the same time expenditure at the same zone burns more. That takes time and consistency.

Similar for many sports. The better you get, the more you can burn.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,003
Posted By burnthesheep

This topic inspired me to.......wash and start...

This topic inspired me to.......wash and start wearing the gloves again. I went a while not wearing them while they needed a wash. I'd rather not skin up my hands.

Now........too bad they didn't...
09-29-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 305,892
Posted By burnthesheep

Finally killed my Wahoo Bolt. I wasn't a good...

Finally killed my Wahoo Bolt. I wasn't a good engineer in thinking it was OK the buttons were flapping off. Problem with that was the buttons were the last defense against water ingress. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By burnthesheep

Here's the deal with this one, it's still your...

Here's the deal with this one, it's still your responsibility pulling out.

If you can't see, you creep up until you can, then you go.

Someday, instead of an electrical box blocking your view it...
09-25-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 152,542
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm going to give 40k another go. I found a...

I'm going to give 40k another go. I found a couple spots to try.

Which would you choose, not having access to a fancier calculator or known CRR values?

-slower CRR road surface but only...
09-24-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, might have just been the bump. I didn't...

Well, might have just been the bump. I didn't notice, but lost my saddle bag also. That was jammed into an open bottle cage and it's gone also. I feel stupid. It has velcro, use it. Seemed tight...
09-23-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Almost an hour at lunch. Sweet spot nonstop. ...

Almost an hour at lunch. Sweet spot nonstop. 240w, 24.2mph. With the worst aero road helmet possible. I'm going to swap and run my Evade for TT bike training rides. That Giant aero road helmet...
09-23-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 10,916
Posted By burnthesheep

Quoted for emphasis. Hitting up the food truck...

Quoted for emphasis. Hitting up the food truck for 2000 calories plus 500 in micro brew after the group ride doesn't help. You could have a net gain there instead of net loss in KJ's. One pastry...
09-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Question.........is it also kind of normal that...

Question.........is it also kind of normal that the less trained an individual is, the more the VO2 contribution to that aerobic power will be? Kind of like how someone like me is closer to 92% for...
09-19-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,899
Posted By burnthesheep

Speaking of yoga, anyone else catch the Bikram...

Speaking of yoga, anyone else catch the Bikram documentary in Netflix? Pretty good. Reminded me of the Rashni documentary on there. Weird. But you canít look away.

Either way, ride comfortable....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,126
Posted By burnthesheep

The CRR of rougher country roads on the TT bike...

The CRR of rougher country roads on the TT bike are easily 1mph slower sometimes. The routes closer to home by the lake are hillier, so should be slower. But the avg speed isn't much lower due to...
09-18-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,244
Posted By burnthesheep

If I had to give a legit answer...........for the...

If I had to give a legit answer...........for the name brands you've got personnel in design, marketing, management, and HR in 1st world countries making 1st world wages for those jobs.

You're...
09-17-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Topped off yesterdays lunch ride with giving the...

Topped off yesterdays lunch ride with giving the road bike some love after dinner. 30mi. Rode tempo the whole time and managed 21mph at about 60ft per mile elevation. I got the green lights where...
09-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By burnthesheep

Caloso is right. It'll pool no matter where you...

Caloso is right. It'll pool no matter where you store it. I do what others say. I ride mostly road and TT right now. Weekly I top up my cross bike tires and give them a little spin by hand.
...
09-16-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Same flattish windy lunch TT bike spin. Tempo...

Same flattish windy lunch TT bike spin. Tempo outbound. At the turnaround I saw my time and was like "screw it, hammertime". Hit it hard the 5mi back and hit my 10mi TT PR with just road kit and...
09-16-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 152,542
Posted By burnthesheep

Anyone have a more affordable bottle cage they...

Anyone have a more affordable bottle cage they like for a BTS mounting setup? I run BTS dual cages for training rides, obviously nothing for racing. I had a pair of Specialized Rib Cage 2 back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,774
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm more interested in how riceaway was able to...

I'm more interested in how riceaway was able to stare at somebody else's power meter to be able see they were doing a 4-digit power for that long. Never in my life riding have I looked over at...
09-16-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By burnthesheep

Sorry, I'm curious now.............why did this...

Sorry, I'm curious now.............why did this question come to mind? What are you working on that knowing this resolves?
09-15-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

My lame team members post up almost every week...

My lame team members post up almost every week about a Tues or Weds ride. Several of them recently bought tri/TT bikes. I post up on Sunday for a Wednesday evening TT bike cruise. 10mi TT,...
09-14-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

Went an hour to see what I'd get at the arena...

Went an hour to see what I'd get at the arena lap. It's a little over a mile per lap, 1.06 or something. There's a sharp corner at the bottom of the hill each lap that ruins the fun a bit, but it...
09-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15,513
Views: 889,094
Posted By burnthesheep

I only enjoy the hilly TT rides because I get...

I only enjoy the hilly TT rides because I get bored on the road bike on the same area. It helps bike handling skills and more complex pacing.

I am heading over to Jordan. I think I can handle...
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