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07-11-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By Doge

The 70's tubular silks were about as good as what...

The 70's tubular silks were about as good as what we have now. Clement Criterium Seta. 250g, $45 won the TDF on Bernard Thévenet's bike 1975. Those were used in USA crits by a lot of riders as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Doge

I think wheels are near as important as the...

I think wheels are near as important as the frame. They are not, but frames are all so close you can make up a lot in the wheels. I have my wife on a set that with tires, cassette, skewers is under...
07-11-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,173
Posted By Doge

The winning riders did 24.5mph (taking it as...

The winning riders did 24.5mph (taking it as fact) on pretty much dead flat (10' per lap) course in 1974. Today we'd see ~30. Some flat as fast as 32mph, and hilly can be 28 for U23 and juniors (USA...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,093
Posted By Doge

Yes, kinda. Water vapor 18g/mol. Air 28.96. ...

Yes, kinda. Water vapor 18g/mol. Air 28.96. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Doge

And... Brake type Average riding speed ...

And...
Brake type
Average riding speed
Solo? Meaning getting "dropped" is not a factor.
How far from civilization/support? Does a serious mechanical mean you call for a ride/Uber/Lyft home, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Doge

I missed the brake type. There are so many...

I missed the brake type.
There are so many options. For rim brake, lower profile clincher/tubeless alloy is best value. If you are riding > 20mph much you may want higher profile and carbon...
07-11-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

Junior about ready to stop riding. He is very...

Junior about ready to stop riding. He is very fast right now, but can't leave the state (AZ), so despite FrontierAirline offering $11 one way tickets to COS, no point. And it is HOT. Maybe...
07-10-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By Doge

What do you want to know. The fastest kids are...

What do you want to know.
The fastest kids are here, but Hot Tubes has also got some.
LUX Cycling | U19 Development Team (http://luxcycling.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By Doge

As speed gets higher - aero matters more...

As speed gets higher - aero matters more (position, clothing). As cadence gets higher, the shoes matter less.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By Doge

I got my threads confused. There is another...

I got my threads confused. There is another similar, the speed was a bit higher. My points are the same for both threads. Optimize riding position and style first, then change equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By Doge

Do you have an on-bike power meter and display? ...

Do you have an on-bike power meter and display?
Those of us into science and data...want to know how fast for how much power for how long. Like most of our rides, I'm sure you are interrupted by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By Doge

Kinda a fun "game" if you have a PM, is to see...

Kinda a fun "game" if you have a PM, is to see what you can do/change in speed for the same course and same power.
This is not the same course, and is wind aided, but it is the only pic I have. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

I'd suggest the most significant part of that is...

I'd suggest the most significant part of that is your torso. You were doing 198W, OP said he was doing 265W (not clear if on trainer or on road and not clear how accurate that is). My point to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

I am not the OP. I expect 5-10W for meter. But...

I am not the OP. I expect 5-10W for meter. But I think the OP was on a trainer, so watt for watt, they may not be 100%. And his power was 265 W, It is very hard to tell our difference drag. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

I have always liked hub power because we can...

I have always liked hub power because we can cross compare. Power measured at the pedals or cranks can measure the person well, but that is off what the hub sees. Of course there are hub bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

I don't think so. The RD pulleys are not that...

I don't think so. The RD pulleys are not that significant, the rest is pretty close on a modern aero bike. Obviously the surface and tires can be lighter. I don't know how aero your wheels were,...
07-06-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Doge

1st - find a race.

1st - find a race.
07-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,367
Posted By Doge

Cam Wurf didn't get that message. Guess he like...

Cam Wurf didn't get that message. Guess he like breaking the Kona bike section record more than winning.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

The is very high peak power, esp at 63 190 lb. ...

The is very high peak power, esp at 63 190 lb.
This morning I changed the Garmin to show power (I normally do not even look). I was curious what speed I'd hold on a flat (no noticeable wind help)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

Depends on the goal. Is it speed (what the OP...

Depends on the goal. Is it speed (what the OP asked about), or is it power, or is it seeing the landscape. As my kid was always about speed, we didn't use the PM much, as his goal was to get faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

I don't know you size, or missed that post. I...

I don't know you size, or missed that post. I did 265 @ the hub (pedal/crank PM may measure 5-10W more) today to see what speed it would get me. 21-22mph. I know you had lights. I'm 200+ # and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By Doge

So simple, yet so hard to ignore all those...

So simple, yet so hard to ignore all those electronics.
We have all those electronics and when it comes time to prepare - it is all the watch on a known course.

On topic - junior (21 year old...
06-30-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 145,199
Posted By Doge

What is the fastest wheelset these days?

What is the fastest wheelset these days?
06-28-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Doge

The first column should be expected to at least...

The first column should be expected to at least increase by the monthly USA deaths (233K) X rate of infection. That rate being 9%-20%. There is no indication as to what degree COVID-19 was a...
06-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Doge

At that rate - 20% in the USA that would mean we...

At that rate - 20% in the USA that would mean we have 46,000/month die with COVID-19 which is how the numbers are quoted.

But those who die FROM COVID-19 remain much lower. The significance of...
06-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Doge

I see nothing wrong with your setup other than...

I see nothing wrong with your setup other than the bars turned up a bit much. Turn bars down and brakes higher. TT is short. But depends on power and speed. You say you are looking for comfort, so...
06-23-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 276,270
Posted By Doge

Wife and I did a nice hilly ride around COS (slow...

Wife and I did a nice hilly ride around COS (slow - I'll blame it on altitude rather than weight).
Those deer though are a hazard. We must have passed 5-6 mini heard of 3-4 eating the locals yards....
06-23-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,015
Posted By Doge

Sony MDR-Z1R's are not. And they have cables. ...

Sony MDR-Z1R's are not. And they have cables. But I hear things and the ear pads are real soft.
Likewise on a $500 bike, if I added my Brooks leather saddle the ride might not be too bad....
06-23-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,015
Posted By Doge

I have Vandy 2ci and drove them separately from...

I have Vandy 2ci and drove them separately from a variety of those amps and an HH Scott not pictured. In the end, I like driving speakers with a single amp. I sometimes drive different speakers...
06-22-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,015
Posted By Doge

I think NEW ~$500 is not really made to be...

I think NEW
~$500 is not really made to be ridden and maintained. Parts are not easily replaced.
~$2,500 is a great value point if you ride it.
~$5,000 similar to $2,500 but lighter. You will...
06-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

Prime time for having fun. They have funding and...

Prime time for having fun. They have funding and are not so worried about how to pay the bills. And...cycling is not a job.

My son spoke to them about other options besides being a pro and he said...
06-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 276,270
Posted By Doge

I've been in Surprise, AZ all week enjoying the...

I've been in Surprise, AZ all week enjoying the 100+F heat as junior checks into Luke AFB just east of the VOS TT course.
Junior bought a house in Surprise, AZ (NW of Phoenix) and is a new (guest?)...
06-19-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By Doge

As I posted above, I like the watch as the best...

As I posted above, I like the watch as the best tool for measuring cycling success. The speed and time are believable, but power - not so much. The rider here was 135lbs. Very aero and good wind...
06-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 211,951
Posted By Doge

The Fisher in the middle is a pre-amp driving the...

The Fisher in the middle is a pre-amp driving the top right in the cage.
It sounds good is an understatement.
Unfortunately it caught on fire, but I expect it to be running when I get back from my...
06-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

I realized this belonged in the Strava Power...

I realized this belonged in the Strava Power thread, but here is evidence that Strava algorithms / Garmin GPS reporting are clearly in cahoots with COVID-19 reporting.

The rider did not fall off...
06-18-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By Doge

Kinda on topic/off topic. You can't always trust...

Kinda on topic/off topic. You can't always trust the grade either.
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06-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

The kids have/had a very aggressive schedule this...

The kids have/had a very aggressive schedule this year inc the Colorado Classic (and I thought Redlands and another pro race).
They are now well funded, organized and I think would be one of the...
06-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,819
Posted By Doge

Likely Rob English. Steel ~15lbs ...

Likely Rob English. Steel ~15lbs
https://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/tenth-anniversary-limited-edition-build/
06-17-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,448
Posted By Doge

Most know that. Common speak about bikes is...

Most know that. Common speak about bikes is "alloy" means aluminum.
06-16-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

I believe my son is the only [male] U23 LUX rider...

I believe my son is the only [male] U23 LUX rider and the LUX U23 program will now no longer exist.

Edit ADD
LUX has a camp going in Boulder now. Also a few alum there.
06-16-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,448
Posted By Doge

I'm not hearing folks diss alloy. Maybe the...

I'm not hearing folks diss alloy. Maybe the groups hang around just ride what they want.

My primary bike is an alloy/carbon Six/13 from 2002. Since then I've bought/used/built about 10 or so...
06-16-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Doge

The Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace chins cross...

The Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace chins cross chain much better than in the past. I've gone to mostly 1X for bikes here.
06-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

The kids (pro/s) not having pro races and showing...

The kids (pro/s) not having pro races and showing up to rides has an impact.
Trump warned he was going to close the EU travel and that had everyone scatter. Several to USA - group rides.
Looking...
06-15-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

You got it.

You got it.
06-14-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

This was post "race" group photo. ...

This was post "race" group photo.

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Charon Smith photo -...
06-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

A different place. That picture could have been...

A different place. That picture could have been taken in April or May [around here].
06-14-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

There was some good SoCal talent there today. ...

There was some good SoCal talent there today.
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...
06-14-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

I used to do it - made for a 90 mile day. The...

I used to do it - made for a 90 mile day. The kid does it regularly, but as today is supposed to be fast we are all leaving in about 30 min in the car.
06-13-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,713
Posted By Doge

If you SoCal folks are looking for fast, do Como...

If you SoCal folks are looking for fast, do Como street tomorrow. Tustin Market Place - Starbucks - leave @ 8:00.
Several (4-5) of the LUX alumni showing up and bringing the race wheels.
06-08-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15,091
Views: 848,506
Posted By Doge

Now that we are posting about our pasts... I...

Now that we are posting about our pasts...
I rarely had indoor training needs as I lived in SoCal and I just commuted in any weather, rain did not matter.
I did find it fascinating taking rollers...
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