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10-01-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 514
Posted By MinnMan

contact tracing works best in an environment...

contact tracing works best in an environment where the infection rate is low and the resources are high. Arizona in July 2020? Forget about it. South Korea in July, 2020? - it could be done...
09-30-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 514
Posted By MinnMan

This isn't the place for a political discussion,...

This isn't the place for a political discussion, but if the situation here were not so f'ed up, we would be doing more comprehensive contact tracing, where all of a case's points of contact are...
09-30-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 514
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, I've wondered hard about that. Would like...

Yeah, I've wondered hard about that. Would like some good info.
09-30-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 514
Posted By MinnMan

The discussions about different levels of...

The discussions about different levels of exposure risk - out in the air, riding, standing around, inside the convenience store, etc. are worthwhile, but some additional thoughts:

Once you begin...
09-30-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By MinnMan

I don't have enough time to watch the whole tour....

I don't have enough time to watch the whole tour. If it's a choice between watching a full stage and going out for a bike ride, I'll choose the latter every time. So during the tour, I'll just...
09-29-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 514
Posted By MinnMan

I was tentatively joining a few group rides in...

I was tentatively joining a few group rides in the late summer, but they were small (6-8) and mostly the same people over and over again. But they started getting much bigger and I started thinking...
09-29-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By MinnMan

Well, they've shed Froome. I'll be they're done...

Well, they've shed Froome. I'll be they're done with Thomas soon enough?

Obviously Porte is signing on to play a super-domestique role, but where does Adam Yates fit in? Yates and Bernal as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

Not just Velonews, but Lennard Zinn. He focuses...

Not just Velonews, but Lennard Zinn. He focuses on front end wobble. Interested to hear JohnJ80 's take on this.
09-29-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By MinnMan

+1

+1
09-29-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe a closer eye on calories, but maybe just...

Maybe a closer eye on calories, but maybe just patience. Sometimes you can't see the trend in data from a small interval. Are you recording your weight and graphing it? If not, you may be missing...
09-28-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By MinnMan

This belongs in the "Indoor and Stationary"...

This belongs in the "Indoor and Stationary" subforum that resides at the top of the "Road" forum. You can ask the mods to move it there, you'll get more responses.

I assume by "Kurt" sensor you...
09-28-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,848
Posted By MinnMan

Not a great showing for McNulty or the Americans...

Not a great showing for McNulty or the Americans overall at the UCI worlds

https://usacycling.org/article/kuss-is-team-usa-top-finisher-in-last-day-of-the-2020-uci-road-world-championships
...
09-27-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By MinnMan

Seems like you did it right. Personally, if...

Seems like you did it right.

Personally, if I'm going to do a century (for example, yesterday), I make sure to have a good breakfast and that i eat some (not a lot) during the ride. A typical...
09-27-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By MinnMan

This strikes me as the "carb loading" strategy...

This strikes me as the "carb loading" strategy from the 1970s. Doesn't work for me. ymmv.
09-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not sure if I follow the logic or concern,...

I'm not sure if I follow the logic or concern, but if I come back from a ride very hot and sweaty, I don't jump into the shower too soon simply because I'm not done sweating. Even if it's a cold...
09-27-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By MinnMan

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

If you take your hands off the bars during a...

If you take your hands off the bars during a speed wobble, you might be a ninja. Can't imagine many people would dare.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

I'm regretting not starting a new thread about...

I'm regretting not starting a new thread about the Dygert crash. We kind of have two different threads overlapping one another.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

Not clear what the result of this was, but it's...

Not clear what the result of this was, but it's possible she had a last minute bike swap?
...
09-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,905
Posted By MinnMan

For better or for worse, I'm with rubiksoval...

For better or for worse, I'm with rubiksoval here. At times (not always), I try to temper it. I remind myself of a person from my past (who is long gone) whom I considered not particularly smart. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

Very interesting and educational - particularly...

Very interesting and educational - particularly as I ride a Felt (though a 2011 model, maybe not the same design, and also I assume she was riding a TT bike?)

Can you clarify the three statements...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

"As she approached a turn, she flipped over a...

"As she approached a turn, she flipped over a guardrail. Jim Miller, USA Cycling's chief of sports performance, said she had a "speed wobble" going into the turn and lost control. "
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

I agree - it looks like the initial "jerk" came...

I agree - it looks like the initial "jerk" came from a small corrugation in the road - one almost too small to see.
09-25-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By MinnMan

pemmican (jk)

pemmican

(jk)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, hard to watch. I feel badly for her - 23...

Yes, hard to watch. I feel badly for her - 23 y.o, American world champion time trialist, and now this.

The thought of taking a fast downhill curve and then losing control like that.....

There...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By MinnMan

This is Chloe Dygert's horrific crash today in...

This is Chloe Dygert's horrific crash today in the UCI world time trial

https://twitter.com/sporza_koers/status/1309136302474956804

Is that a speed wobble as she goes into the turn and loses...
09-24-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By MinnMan

I am not sure I follow you. The trainer (or in...

I am not sure I follow you. The trainer (or in this case, the inRide device), is sending info to the app about power. If the inRide is calibrated correctly, the data that is sent is (approximately)...
09-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,905
Posted By MinnMan

Go ride a hilly century fueling only on pemmican....

Go ride a hilly century fueling only on pemmican. Let us know how it goes.

Having spent some time living in the elements in the Arctic (for a month, in East Greenland, in my youth), I know very...
09-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. Fiddling with new mounts to get my...

Yup. Fiddling with new mounts to get my Magicshine mountable on different bikes with GoPro mounts. Not there yet.

I like riding at night. Something weird that happens is that once I get into...
09-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,905
Posted By MinnMan

Actually eating on the bike, there are times when...

Actually eating on the bike, there are times when I can barely get myself to swallow energy chews. No way I could eat pemmican. At rest stops, I can eat more solid food, but power bars or...
09-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By MinnMan

Everybody hates intervals, but they are the path...

Everybody hates intervals, but they are the path to real gains. I can't muster emotionally more than 1 session/week, but that's enough to make a difference for me. I think the key is that in your...
09-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By MinnMan

When I've done regular indoor intervals, I've...

When I've done regular indoor intervals, I've seen improvement, but I've never had large short-term gains. I think the reason you had a 7% increase in your first month was that you were starting...
09-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By MinnMan

Until I got a power meter, I used the Kurt...

Until I got a power meter, I used the Kurt Kinetic Inride for my Zwift power. did the spindown calibration with the Kinetic app, then switched over to Zwift. Later, when I got the powermeter, I...
09-24-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By MinnMan

You have a point. That's what's kept pro...

You have a point. That's what's kept pro cycling so clean all these years.
09-23-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By MinnMan

Don't know what will come of it, but the noise is...

Don't know what will come of it, but the noise is not done.

https://www.velonews.com/events/tour-de-france/french-lead-chorus-of-doubt-in-wake-of-tour-de-france/
09-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 933
Posted By MinnMan

I had a rim that did that. Something (a rock?),...

I had a rim that did that. Something (a rock?), had put a little divot in the rim, and left a small crater and surrounding that, a little bit of deformed metal sticking up. I removed it with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By MinnMan

Take them both out for real test rides - not just...

Take them both out for real test rides - not just around the block, but something approaching your normal ride.

If you can tell the difference, you're done. If you can't, then we can't help you...
09-23-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By MinnMan

There is also already some general suspicion...

There is also already some general suspicion around the UAE team because of the role of Mauro Gianetti

...
09-23-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,905
Posted By MinnMan

I've only recently begun to understand the...

I've only recently begun to understand the dangers of refine sugars and high glycemc carbohydrates. I use to consume them with abandon. I figured that I get tons of exercise and my BMI is usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By MinnMan

It's all about you, isn't it? If you don't care,...

It's all about you, isn't it? If you don't care, why are you even in this thread?

Is your mission here to proclaim that nobody else is allowed to care because you don't?
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By MinnMan

But the photograph of his bike in the article...

But the photograph of his bike in the article linked in the OP shows that he didn't have a head unit?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By MinnMan

Definitely not everyone. I personally watched...

Definitely not everyone. I personally watched about a half a dozen videos from GCN and similar sources before I knew to whom I should and should not wave.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By MinnMan

That proves it was a dentist

That proves it was a dentist
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By MinnMan

Is your position equally aggressive on all the...

Is your position equally aggressive on all the bikes?

Also curious about the effect of swapping to a different wheel set, such as a more traditional alloy clincher.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By MinnMan

It's an interesting point, and people here who...

It's an interesting point, and people here who know about marketing have more informed opinions, but what message are you suggesting and who should be sending it out?

1. To people who don't own...
09-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By MinnMan

Note that the RX570s are alloy and the RS770s are...

Note that the RX570s are alloy and the RS770s are Shimano's proprietery "carbon laminate" - thin alloy wheels strengthened by lamination of carbon. This is the same construction method that they...
09-22-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By MinnMan

It's confusing. For the GRX wheelset (WH-RX570...

It's confusing. For the GRX wheelset (WH-RX570 700C) that sells for $419, Shimano has the front wheel at 769 grams...
09-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By MinnMan

Spec'ing those WTB wheels is not easy because I...

Spec'ing those WTB wheels is not easy because I think they are only OEM and not sold retail as prebuilt wheels. I'm sure that the spacing and the hub type makes a difference in the weight, but of...
09-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By MinnMan

I think they are heavier. Something between 2000...

I think they are heavier. Something between 2000 and 2100. I posted so on this thread
...
09-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By MinnMan

Here we go - doping investigation involving Quintana

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/report-two-people-held-after-french-prosecutor-opens-investigation-of-doping-at-tour-de-france-469420
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