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04-07-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14,557
Views: 808,575
Posted By Cypress

Decided to freestyle my ride instead of 4x12....

Decided to freestyle my ride instead of 4x12. Overshot the planned TSS by 75, but what can you do.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 240
Posted By Cypress

Bigger gears in the back will definitely help...

Bigger gears in the back will definitely help climbing. Where are you located and what kind of grades do you normally see?

Something to ponder:

I raced mountain bikes professionally, but could...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Cypress

My FTP is half of what the BLM considers a small...

My FTP is half of what the BLM considers a small amount of power :(
04-07-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14,557
Views: 808,575
Posted By Cypress

4x12 sweet spot tonight. The weather is pretty...

4x12 sweet spot tonight. The weather is pretty sweet this week, and I might actually get a ride in without leg warmers.

Bonus: The state park about 15 miles from my house is closed, so the fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Cypress

I definitely get toe overlap on my TCR. I got it...

I definitely get toe overlap on my TCR. I got it on my MadOne as well, but it wasn't as bad. Once I got used to where my foot needed to be during trackstands it was smooth sailing. Steep learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By Cypress

Picked up another heart rate strap. Been without...

Picked up another heart rate strap. Been without one for a few years, as my powermeter is my main training tool. Need a HR strap in order to race Zwift A races.

Saturday: Rolling around Watopia...
04-03-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

Yikes! Sending good smoke that way.

Yikes! Sending good smoke that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Cypress

My 2020 TCR Advanced SL Disc has TA's...

My 2020 TCR Advanced SL Disc has TA's...
04-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14,557
Views: 808,575
Posted By Cypress

I think it's overestimating somewhat. There were...

I think it's overestimating somewhat. There were quite a few people riding those "roads" so the draft effect was probably a big player in the high avg speed. It'd be tough to (legally) do something...
04-03-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14,557
Views: 808,575
Posted By Cypress

I was slotted to do 1.5 hours of Z2 last night,...

I was slotted to do 1.5 hours of Z2 last night, but I skipped a tempo ride on Wednesday, so I felt like an agro ride was in order. This is the file (including cool down) from last night's Zwift...
04-03-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

Some people don't trust the good of man.

Some people don't trust the good of man.
04-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

Does anyone know how Zwiftpower works? I see the...

Does anyone know how Zwiftpower works? I see the results for the event I did, and it shows me getting 4th, even though I was about 3 miles in front of the "winner"
04-02-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

I crashed the Slowtwitch 60-min Hilly Vanilli...

I crashed the Slowtwitch 60-min Hilly Vanilli Chase event and made BF proud. I "won" by...lots.
04-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

1.5-2 hours of Z2 tonight in Watopia starting...

1.5-2 hours of Z2 tonight in Watopia starting around 3:50 PST
04-02-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cypress

If it was in the desert or Titans Grove, it may...

If it was in the desert or Titans Grove, it may have been me. I was doing sweet spot intervals there on Tuesday night (3x15 mins @ 310W). Averaged 24.3 mph for 2 hours, which isn't relatable to real...
04-02-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cypress

I posted this in the racing forum, but the...

I posted this in the racing forum, but the cheaters aren't all that subtle. Dude is 5'9" and 99 pounds? Suuuuure.
...
04-02-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cypress

I'm that guy. The weather and political climate...

I'm that guy. The weather and political climate has forced me indoors, but I still need to get training done. Zwift also overestimates speeds on flat ground and downhills, so the miles rack up pretty...
04-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Cypress

That's spot on! And also, *facepalm* ...

That's spot on!

And also, *facepalm*

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04-02-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Cypress

Canceled due to lack of entrants due to weather...

Canceled due to lack of entrants due to weather and point-to-point format :(
04-02-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cypress

If you're not doing a programmed workout, just...

If you're not doing a programmed workout, just click on their name in the rider list. If you're in a workout, use the mobile app and click on their profile. It should give you the option to switch to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Cypress

Holy hell how long are those cranks?! Is this an...

Holy hell how long are those cranks?! Is this an optical illusion?
03-31-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

It's a shame that thread was moved. It had...

It's a shame that thread was moved. It had pertinent information specifically for the racing crowd, and only went off the tracks a few times. I couldn't see the thread following the topic in The...
03-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

Done.

Done.
03-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride) Doing...

Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride)

Doing this one in Watopia starting around 3:45 PST today
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,314
Posted By Cypress

It's threads like this that make me happy to not...

It's threads like this that make me happy to not run Campy.

It seems like people who run Shimano or SRAM just go ride their bikes, and when asked which system they prefer (rare), it's usually a...
03-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

The ones I do were given to me by O'Donnell back...

The ones I do were given to me by O'Donnell back in the day. I sort of remember the first time I did them... I remember starting them, then about the halfway point it gets all fuzzy, then my memory...
03-30-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

You could try 4x1 at 400-415W with 1 min between...

You could try 4x1 at 400-415W with 1 min between intervals on Saturdays and full-blown Tabatas on Tuesdays.

Everyone seems to have different ideas of Tabatas, but I see them as a 40+ minute Z2/3...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,996
Posted By Cypress

It's like owning a **********. It's super fun and...

It's like owning a **********. It's super fun and a great way to get in tune with your inner monologue, but it's (probably?) not something you tell your coworkers about.
03-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14,557
Views: 808,575
Posted By Cypress

Oh, and I started watching the Movistar...

Oh, and I started watching the Movistar documentary on Netflix. It's a bit choppy and seems to be a Canyon ad, but I appreciate seeing high-def bike stuff. Reading subtitles while on the rollers is...
03-30-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

I'll be hitting 45 mins to an hour of recovery...

I'll be hitting 45 mins to an hour of recovery starting around 3:45 pm today.

Additionally, I would have thought Zwift would use this opportunity to roll out some big new roads/maps. I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,057
Posted By Cypress

Radical idea: Sell your current bike and get...

Radical idea:

Sell your current bike and get a Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc.

What goes up, must come down, and discs are ****** for steep twisty descents. The Endurance comes with a 52/36 x...
03-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14,557
Views: 808,575
Posted By Cypress

Volume is increasing, but the weather is on a...

Volume is increasing, but the weather is on a steady downward spiral for the next two weeks. Not sure how my mind is going to cope with 13+ hours/wk on Zwift.
03-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 248,876
Posted By Cypress

I finally caved and got an Instant Pot. Trial run...

I finally caved and got an Instant Pot. Trial run tonight for shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches.
03-28-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

Hitting Watopia right now along with 10,000 other...

Hitting Watopia right now along with 10,000 other peeps. 3 hours, freeride. Name again is Denny Rowe III (Belgian Waffle Ride)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,314
Posted By Cypress

2000 miles so far this year, not sure about last...

2000 miles so far this year, not sure about last year. HED, Bontrager, and hand-built stuff with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Iím at 151 pounds right now, but Iím not a slow rider. Roads are...normal?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,314
Posted By Cypress

Iíve broken spokes on almost all of my high-end...

Iíve broken spokes on almost all of my high-end wheels. I agree that it shouldnít happen, but it does. Usually once every year or two.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By Cypress

Have you tried bending your elbows?

Have you tried bending your elbows?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,314
Posted By Cypress

Same. I've also never seen (or noticed) anyone on...

Same. I've also never seen (or noticed) anyone on Campy in any race I've ever been in.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Cypress

Seat height is so specific to the individual....

Seat height is so specific to the individual. What works for one person is doom for another. I've had bike fitters comment that my seat is too low, but I see a noticeable drop in power and an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,314
Posted By Cypress

Because the paired spoke fad has rightfully...

Because the paired spoke fad has rightfully passed. I've found them to be flexier than normally-laced wheels. Breaking a spoke on a paired-spoke wheel usually makes it unrideable.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Cypress

28's should be fine. I'd only question it if you...

28's should be fine. I'd only question it if you were running wider rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By Cypress

The Liv would have better after-purchase support...

The Liv would have better after-purchase support if you ever needed it. From the little blurb I read about the Rose, they tend to ride a bit more harshly than other bikes.

Giant (Liv) makes...
03-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Cypress

I'll race my brains out when things open up. I'll...

I'll race my brains out when things open up. I'll have more volume in my legs, which has always been my weakness.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Cypress

Which wheels?

Which wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Cypress

That'd be a 2012 or older model. They started not...

That'd be a 2012 or older model. They started not raking the fork out so much in 2013. The 2016 models have a different Zertz insert than what you have pictured.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,631
Posted By Cypress

This post is making me hungry.

This post is making me hungry.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cypress

Don't worry, somebody will revisit this thread in...

Don't worry, somebody will revisit this thread in about 9 years to quote/argue one of the posts (initially made by a member who has since died, probably).
03-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,378
Posted By Cypress

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03-26-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Cypress

The weatherman lied. Hitting Watopia around...

The weatherman lied.

Hitting Watopia around 3:45 PST for 2 hours of Z2/3.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,012
Posted By Cypress

There is a biological difference. Testosterone...

There is a biological difference. Testosterone levels during development drive most of it (lean muscle mass, more bone density to support the muscles, less body fat to push up hills, etc).

I...
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