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10-30-18, 05:26 PM
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Posted By tetonrider

I was mostly commenting upon how social media has...

I was mostly commenting upon how social media has given everyone an equal voice, without regard to one's credentials. While this can be a good thing, it seems more often to result in people taking...
10-30-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,031
Posted By tetonrider

I made a couple edits to make this broadly...

I made a couple edits to make this broadly applicable to life and our modern times :)
10-25-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By tetonrider

Without comment on your particular fitter, it is...

Without comment on your particular fitter, it is my experience that there are very few fitters in the world with actual aero experience, but -- further -- the eyeball is not a great predictor.

The...
10-23-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By tetonrider

I would not agree with this, although I can see...

I would not agree with this, although I can see why you feel this way. Narrow is more aero (=why narrow wheels still rule at low yaw); lower is not always more aero because people can't really change...
09-23-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

nice job! there is quite a bit about MTBing...

nice job!

there is quite a bit about MTBing that translates to Thing. In fact, if you've been doing quite a bit of climbing (esp steep or loose) you likely have been getting your chest low, which...
09-11-18, 11:23 PM
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Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

i know... was just teasing. be happy to ride with...

i know... was just teasing. be happy to ride with you here sometime.



yeah--so you were in the first/fastest race group on the road and the first to hit the feed zones. it's annoying that...
09-11-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

you know me for how many years and follow me on...

you know me for how many years and follow me on social media and it takes your buddy posting for you to realize that????!!!! :D

many people have come here "just for a visit" only to find...
09-10-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

I know that's his plan (and is his plan every...

I know that's his plan (and is his plan every year), but I don't understand why he wouldn't shut it down based on who he's with. He's basically giving those guys a turbo boost to the climbs. The idea...
08-26-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By tetonrider

i think I speak for all of us here—typically we...

i think I speak for all of us here—typically we would get handed a new bike either by a teammate if we are the rider expected to win in that day or our team mechanic.

I’d save the yelling st the...
08-20-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

yes, VO2max, lab-tested, on a bike is generally...

yes, VO2max, lab-tested, on a bike is generally less than when done by running HOWEVER... as cyclists *most* of us have really poor running form and our legs will give out before our lungs.

my...
08-20-18, 12:02 AM
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Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

assuming you are (like most people) not a great...

assuming you are (like most people) not a great runner and not going out on a limb to guess that at a minimum your run training is much less than your cycling...

yeah, you would see different...
07-31-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By tetonrider

Bike racers in a spin class?

Any of you racers done a spin class? Curious as to your perceptions. Hard/easy? Different? Fun (vs an indoor workout at home)?

I've never done one but the other day a friend asked me to do one...
06-26-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 85,564
Posted By tetonrider

Broke mine, had the hardware pulled. If it...

Broke mine, had the hardware pulled.

If it is irritating you as you describe and interfering with your profession, it sounds like it is a great idea to remove it. Basically, you will be left with...
06-21-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

thanks for posting that. my general...

thanks for posting that.

my general observation is that most people warm up for far too long (esp in the heat), and this seems to increase with the age of the athlete. i see this in myself and...
06-21-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

yes it can. it can trick you into thinking you...

yes it can. it can trick you into thinking you are a bit cooler than you are, so you don't drink as much until it is too late.

but you also could have been dehydrated from your day.
06-05-18, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

yeah--for SURE go tubeless. makes a notable...

yeah--for SURE go tubeless. makes a notable difference. you will experience far fewer issues, esp if using a good tire/rim combo.



tubular for cross, man. you're good enough at racing to...
06-05-18, 12:53 AM
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Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

damn. super unlucky on the flats for you. :( ...

damn. super unlucky on the flats for you. :(

i tend to flat 0-2x/year--pretty lucky.

def do multiple CO2s but, yeah, a frame pump is good. i get made fun of for having mine...until someone...
05-27-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

OK... looked up THC on GlobalDRO...

OK... looked up THC on GlobalDRO (https://globaldro.com/US/search/ingredient-status/WnFDMCtHWjdEY0pFN2pBemloTC9HRGRrZmVOeDJKbEk1). (Not sure if that will work as they ask a bunch of questions first...
05-27-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

at first i was thinking friday =...

at first i was thinking friday = out-of-competition = someone ratted you out. then was thinking "is THC banned out of competition"?

just realized today is saturday. facepalm.

what race?...
05-23-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

could write a bunch but limited time. i've...

could write a bunch but limited time.

i've been hit by a car in Europe (and was 100% the driver's fault, as they admitted), so Europe is by no means perfect. that said, i'd say it is *generally*...
05-23-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

This is so short-sighted, IMO. Same with...

This is so short-sighted, IMO.

Same with prize money for amateurs.

Yep, a few profit and yep, cheeper races are nice, but in the end it means people doing a bunch of work for less money, who...
05-23-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

interesting you say that. would you actually let...

interesting you say that. would you actually let your kid race on the road (and do what it takes in training)?

my kid is younger than yours, but i feel like given what happens with vehicles these...
05-23-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

word is that for the first time ever, everyone...

word is that for the first time ever, everyone got in -- no one was refused.

i think it's a sign of reduced demand for road events in general.

:(
05-22-18, 12:43 PM
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Posted By tetonrider

i used to race quite a bit (+ lots of travel...

i used to race quite a bit (+ lots of travel required because the closest road races to me were 4+ hours away) but last year raced not at all, and this year might be headed for the same. a growing...
05-13-18, 10:53 PM
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Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

yup. lot of energy to grow bone / new tissue. ...

yup. lot of energy to grow bone / new tissue.

all the cyclists may be jealous: a close buddy of mine got diagnosed with stomach cancer (treatment is removal of the stomach). 20% drop in weight in...
05-13-18, 07:18 PM
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Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

you know that vo2max efforts & above are the...

you know that vo2max efforts & above are the first ting to suffer when you have to back off, and they never feel great.

your body is going through a bunch to heal.

you are injured and worried...
05-07-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By tetonrider

hard to tell from a photo, but based on a whole...

hard to tell from a photo, but based on a whole bunch of experiences of people i know i would have a hard time recommended reynolds wheels, let alone used ones. the reason is that i have seen a much...
05-07-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

you may have had multiple things going on. "holed...

you may have had multiple things going on. "holed up in a car for 2 days straight" = a problem.

oddly, the effects of elevation do not tend to hit people right away (assuming proper diet, rest,...
05-06-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

That's a highly-evolved attitude. I'm afraid...

That's a highly-evolved attitude.

I'm afraid I'm not always there, especially with respect to health issues. Certain injuries and their resultant effects on our bodies (esp brain injuries) do...
05-06-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

:eek: +1 with those memory...

:eek:


+1



with those memory issues, i have to ask: do you remember what you wrote above?

:)
05-06-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

where is home for you? when did you arrive?...

where is home for you?

when did you arrive?

what did you do in the days prior to leaving and in the days after arrival but before the race?
05-06-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

Damn. Bad luck. FWIW I have discovered...

Damn. Bad luck.

FWIW I have discovered misaligned hangers direct from the manufacturer. Do you have an alignment gauge?

I love the Abbey Bike Tools HAG. The Park Tool is OK but huge (I can...
05-02-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

in a wind tunnel (which is where the data for...

in a wind tunnel (which is where the data for those charts are coming from), the don’t use QR (asymmetrical) skewers.
05-01-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

i just posted a link in another thread and it...

i just posted a link in another thread and it worked just fine. i must have f-ed up the copy/paste from before.

and here i was, thinking you were actually interested in what i posted, not just...
05-01-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

modern shimano group sets are pretty darn...

modern shimano group sets are pretty darn maintenance free (in terms of adjustments), that your comment surprised me.



i get that. wireless sounds better.

did any of the eTap failures cause...
05-01-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

not sure. i copied/pasted the link when i...

not sure. i copied/pasted the link when i originally posted (super easy). when you pointed it out, the link only pointed to "m."

i could have screwed up the copy/paste, but i don't think so. could...
05-01-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

should work now. i've done it that way...

should work now.



i've done it that way a bunch -- just either made a copy/paste error or i screwed up something in the new interface.
05-01-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

if only i knew you lived so close to SJC... i was...

if only i knew you lived so close to SJC... i was nearly there last night and bailed on a trip for tomorrow. :D
05-01-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

had a long convo with a buddy the other day. i...

had a long convo with a buddy the other day. i like the GP4000s a bunch and think they strike a good balance between being fast and survive some reasonable wear. that said, i think the turbo cottons...
05-01-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

my point was that brake cables are being routed...

my point was that brake cables are being routed internally, so even if one has eTap there is still some internal work to be done. also, brake cable maintenance is a separate thing.


tweak...
05-01-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

knowing your attention to detail, i find it hard...

knowing your attention to detail, i find it hard to imagine you would have underestimated your power at threshold by 70 watts/30% for many years.
05-01-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 40,579
Posted By tetonrider

sorry to hear. i avoid flying into LAX at all...

sorry to hear. i avoid flying into LAX at all costs. LA traffic one any day fo the week/any hour is a real problem.

amazing you made the 1st race and did so well. that's a lot of stress to build...
05-01-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 742,481
Posted By tetonrider

it's still an SRM, and while there can be...

it's still an SRM, and while there can be failures they tend to throw the most reliable data.

that said -- are the numbers you were comparing apples-to-apples? were you looking at 1s or sub-1s...
05-01-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

nah, better to use cheap tires, a discount...

nah, better to use cheap tires, a discount saddle, and cheap bars/tape/levers while splurging on a 12r carbon frame instead of 10r. ;-)

srsly, i think riding good tires/tubes makes a big...
05-01-18, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

judging by regular participants around here, i've...

judging by regular participants around here, i've probably used electronic groups the most/longest. i've crashed out of races hard enough to break my femur. been hit by a car hard enough to crack my...
05-01-18, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

wheels are basically symmetrical, esp rim brake...

wheels are basically symmetrical, esp rim brake wheels as tom prefers. :)

bikes are not symmetrical. if you remove a FD you can see the effect on drag.
05-01-18, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

no, it should not. the drivetrain has a material...

no, it should not. the drivetrain has a material impact on aerodynamics.

that said, look at the units on the y-axis. these are not enormous differences.

more telling would be rider + bike;...
05-01-18, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5,880
Views: 393,536
Posted By tetonrider

no one will notice the length of your valve stems...

no one will notice the length of your valve stems when you are riding faster due to that extra ~5w. ;-)
05-01-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

anecdotes like this are not data, but you've...

anecdotes like this are not data, but you've gotta respect your experience.



sometimes things that are repeated may turn out not to be true...
04-30-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 202,027
Posted By tetonrider

the old 'visible abs' thing is a good general...

the old 'visible abs' thing is a good general rule, but due to the way individuals store fat it may or may not be telling for a given person.

it's a hard pill to swallow for many of us as we've...
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