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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By rubiksoval

Hands in the drops is typically slower...

Hands in the drops is typically slower aerodynamically than hands on the hoods with your forearms parallel to the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,258
Posted By rubiksoval

I doubt that aspect of physics and drag has...

I doubt that aspect of physics and drag has changed that much in the last 25 years, but eh.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,258
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, yeah, he is. And so are you. Twice.

Well, yeah, he is. And so are you. Twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,258
Posted By rubiksoval

What's special about 18 mph? Do you feel any...

What's special about 18 mph? Do you feel any difference in a 10 mph headwind versus a 10 mph tailwind?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By rubiksoval

I keep my hoods lower, too, so my drops are just...

I keep my hoods lower, too, so my drops are just that little bit lower when I sprint.

I only go to drops in attacks or the last 1k, though. I rarely stay in the drops. Hoods are more aero when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,258
Posted By rubiksoval

There are aero, light bikes. You don't have to...

There are aero, light bikes. You don't have to choose between one or the other.

The bike you listed as a "light" bike isn't really that light. That's a half lb heavier than my "light" Chinese...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,258
Posted By rubiksoval

Completely false. The slower you go, the more...

Completely false. The slower you go, the more overall time savings you get from aero equipment.
07-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,934
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. Like I said above. Gateway Cup in St....

Yeah. Like I said above. Gateway Cup in St. Louis.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1165326278
https://www.strava.com/activities/1163700860
07-29-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. Strava doesn't ignore zeros. It does use a...

Yeah. Strava doesn't ignore zeros. It does use a different algorithm for NP (they call it weighted average power) and TSS, though, not weighing higher power numbers as much as WKO/Garmin NP.
07-28-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By rubiksoval

Because it's a flat stage, and riding at 32+ mph...

Because it's a flat stage, and riding at 32+ mph on your own or in a small group is hard to do.

If the leader collapses? Like crashes? Early on, everyone will probably go neutral (as they're...
07-28-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

Accumulated minutes in an 11 watt range would...

Accumulated minutes in an 11 watt range would certainly be smaller than the amount of time spent at 200+.

11 watts is a really small window, even more so when you consider you're only seeing 3 sec...
07-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,934
Posted By rubiksoval

Did two different Gateway Cup crits at 30.5 mph...

Did two different Gateway Cup crits at 30.5 mph average for 60 and 75 mins. Last 20 mins of both races averaged 31.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,933
Posted By rubiksoval

The day I figured out how to watch Eurosport was...

The day I figured out how to watch Eurosport was the day I finally enjoyed watching the TdF on TV.

Having to listen to any of the guys on American broadcasts is torture.

I prefer to listen to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,924
Posted By rubiksoval

And your legs never are. And they never will be. ...

And your legs never are. And they never will be.

So you and your bike shop are emphatically wrong that that would make a bottom bracket creak.

That's fine. You clearly don't know what you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,998
Posted By rubiksoval

The OP definitely, definitely needs Gatorskins.

The OP definitely, definitely needs Gatorskins.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,344
Posted By rubiksoval

It's why I will forever by used or Chinese. I...

It's why I will forever by used or Chinese. I have too many very specific build and fit specs to ever buy a complete bike. And yes, pricing is absurd.
07-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

TSS genuinely means nothing to you at this point...

TSS genuinely means nothing to you at this point (and I'd argue if doesn't mean nearly what some people think it means, but that's another story).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,924
Posted By rubiksoval

That's completely and emphatically made up. I...

That's completely and emphatically made up. I would genuinely never go to that lbs again. They clearly know little to nothing about bikes or pedaling.

You've always pedaled in circles. You've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By rubiksoval

I definitely wouldn't. If you're planning on...

I definitely wouldn't. If you're planning on riding that much, I'd certainly get the 105. Plus, 10 speed is old. Pit wheels/neutral service will likely be 11. Probably won't come up, but if it does...
07-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

Haha. Nice! I should say 8 years of riding....

Haha. Nice!

I should say 8 years of riding. My first was the wired PT back in 2005. That thing was such a hassle. Had to send it off two times in less than 1.5 years to get the bearings...
07-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

8 years after my first powermeter and I still...

8 years after my first powermeter and I still stare at watts on my screen all ride long... ;)
07-19-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

YAY!!! I suspect you will really enjoy the data...

YAY!!! I suspect you will really enjoy the data and metrics over the next few years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,317
Posted By rubiksoval

Try to absolutely minimize the amount of time...

Try to absolutely minimize the amount of time you're coasting or soft-pedaling (especially downhill) That was like an overnight +.5-1 mph for me way back when I was just figuring out that type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By rubiksoval

A 100 sounds fair enough, especially if you have...

A 100 sounds fair enough, especially if you have to replace pedals and tubes (which will likely be close to 40-50 bucks if you have to have them installed).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By rubiksoval

That was extremely irritating. Had a hollow crown...

That was extremely irritating. Had a hollow crown instead of a solid crown.

So glad they did away with that awful idea. As winter progressed to spring and people started riding harder every single...
07-17-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By rubiksoval

Legal, but banned if OP were inclined to do any...

Legal, but banned if OP were inclined to do any gran fondos, sanctioned races, triathlons, etc.

Something to keep in mind.
07-16-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,494
Posted By rubiksoval

Yuck.

Yuck.
07-16-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,494
Posted By rubiksoval

So you're not interested at all in the context of...

So you're not interested at all in the context of the post. You're just vying to go off on an unrelated tangent.

Gotcha.
07-16-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By rubiksoval

What is there to deal with? I've never gone...

What is there to deal with? I've never gone through my entire cassette range on the trainer (nor do I hardly ever do that outdoors, either).

Makes no difference if I'm on 8 or 11 speed inside. ...
07-16-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't need that stuff. I drink only water and...

You don't need that stuff. I drink only water and ride significantly more than you do.

Your cramping issues are very likely due to you being unfit and out of shape relative to the activity you're...
07-16-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By rubiksoval

There's zero reason to not do both. 7 days in a...

There's zero reason to not do both. 7 days in a week. You don't (and likely shouldn't) do the same thing each day.
07-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,494
Posted By rubiksoval

Strava KOMs are a form of racing.

Strava KOMs are a form of racing.
07-16-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,494
Posted By rubiksoval

You quoted me as if you were offering a different...

You quoted me as if you were offering a different opinion, but then simply restated what you had already quoted me saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,998
Posted By rubiksoval

Ahhhh. Beat me to it so badly.

Ahhhh. Beat me to it so badly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,998
Posted By rubiksoval

But why? You're not a pro so it really doesn't...

But why? You're not a pro so it really doesn't matter, right? Haven't you said that a few times already?
07-15-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By rubiksoval

Ride more often. 3-4x 10-15 miles. 30 miles will...

Ride more often. 3-4x 10-15 miles. 30 miles will come very quickly after that.

When I first started I rode 5-6 days a week, starting at 10 miles and then getting up to 60-70 mile rides once or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By rubiksoval

Why are you replacing tubes? They don't hold air?...

Why are you replacing tubes? They don't hold air?

If you're really worried about replacing that many things, then I'd question why you'd buy it in the first place. Doesn't sound like a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,954
Posted By rubiksoval

They're all wondering why you felt compelled to...

They're all wondering why you felt compelled to post on a decade-old thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By rubiksoval

Apparently there's a CAAD 13... ...

Apparently there's a CAAD 13...

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Possibly_the_Worst_Kept_Bike_Secret_at_the_Moment%3A_Cannondale_Caad_13_P6977663/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By rubiksoval

Way too much for a 7 year old bike with a...

Way too much for a 7 year old bike with a lackluster groupset. Get a used CAAD 12 for the components alone.
07-12-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,494
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're not trying to race or max out your...

If you're not trying to race or max out your fitness, what's the point of doing intervals? It's not particularly fun.

I sure wouldn't do intervals if I didn't need to. As mentioned, different...
07-12-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By rubiksoval

It works by not spending an hour or two eating.

It works by not spending an hour or two eating.
07-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By rubiksoval

If you ride slow enough. But if speed/power is...

If you ride slow enough. But if speed/power is your aim, then you need to have some carbs.

At 276 average watts you're burning approximately 1000 calories an hour.

Unless you're fasted. Then...
07-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By rubiksoval

I dunno. You said "real life comparison". I...

I dunno. You said "real life comparison". I thought you wanted it to be meaningful. Even if you were a solo pro and they were doing a group ride it wouldn't be a real life comparison.
07-10-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't understand how any comparison could ever...

I don't understand how any comparison could ever be made between a solo ride and a 176 person peloton in the middle of a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By rubiksoval

You have increased rolling resistance with that...

You have increased rolling resistance with that setup, not reduced.
07-09-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,490
Posted By rubiksoval

I emailed USAC about some seriously messed up...

I emailed USAC about some seriously messed up results and they said to tell the promoter to correct them. So, I'd go to the promoter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd think it should have a BSA BB.

I'd think it should have a BSA BB.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By rubiksoval

Bigger tires + less PSI = more comfort

Bigger tires + less PSI = more comfort
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By rubiksoval

Go with the one that looks better. The rest...

Go with the one that looks better.

The rest is just marketing.
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