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07-14-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By burnthesheep

As others have said the straps provide lots of...

As others have said the straps provide lots of improvement in comfort.

Often, shorts without straps require a pretty tight waist to "stay up" or to not move around when riding. Instead of the...
07-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,583
Posted By burnthesheep

I guess whataboutisms, straw men, and red...

I guess whataboutisms, straw men, and red herrings have been around forever. Can't argue with that.

The other forum anomaly I haven't liked in BF, which is NOT a problem over on Slowtwitch, is...
07-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

Rotor chainrings do. They sell them oval and...

Rotor chainrings do. They sell them oval and round. It may be rare, but Shimano 9100 or Dura Ace would be the ones most likely to have the larger rings past 53T. A quick search showed places...
07-12-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By burnthesheep

In terms of “enjoyment” I would say somebody who...

In terms of “enjoyment” I would say somebody who prefers longer duration power zones possibly over shorter duration power zones.

Like z3/4/5 versus z5/6/7.

In terms of success relative to...
07-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,583
Posted By burnthesheep

Folks on BF can’t seem to stay on topic. IIRC the...

Folks on BF can’t seem to stay on topic. IIRC the topic was about Amazon trucks in bike lanes. Of which while I have been in bike lanes and almost been hit head on by them trying to park the wrong...
07-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,583
Posted By burnthesheep

Answer this then. WTF is up with the full...

Answer this then.

WTF is up with the full speed wrong direction driving against traffic to then park the wrong direction to save 20 feet walking for a delivery?

I cussed a guy for this for...
07-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,796
Posted By burnthesheep

I have been less than impressed at the sensor...

I have been less than impressed at the sensor offerings and prices.

I did bite on a $20 bluetooth anemometer I can then toss the data on top of my VE data to work with a more “real” airspeed.
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By burnthesheep

You can do tri on anything that the rules allow. ...

You can do tri on anything that the rules allow. Doesn't have to be a fancy bike. Just depends on what you want out of doing it. Some people do shorter triathlons on greenway bikes or mountain...
07-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By burnthesheep

Give it time. I borrowed my BIL's Trek 1100...

Give it time.

I borrowed my BIL's Trek 1100 to start out riding. Like only 10mi a time in the neighborhood. I thought I'd take it with me for work a few times that I had a week at a time down in...
07-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

Ha, yeah. I did do layers and take my time. But,...

Ha, yeah. I did do layers and take my time. But, I eat up enough time around the house with DIY projects to save the house money. I also eat up enough time with waxing chains. So, gluing was one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,188
Posted By burnthesheep

Is your power estimate from the Peloton or an...

Is your power estimate from the Peloton or an outdoor meter?

Impressive if outdoor to start your first outdoor ride with a meter on the bike. Peloton? Mixed bag. We’ve had folks post 400w rides...
07-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By burnthesheep

I jumped in here simply because I saw the letters...

I jumped in here simply because I saw the letters "TT".

I hope it works out for you either way. But, around here most folks I know that own something like this bought a super basic alloy TT-bike...
07-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By burnthesheep

Bone conducting models............end topic...

Bone conducting models............end topic there. If you're outdoors running or cycling and need to hear your surroundings, it keeps the ears open. Then you can pop in the included ear plugs for...
07-06-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,967
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm growing impatient with Aerocoach. They...

I'm growing impatient with Aerocoach. They quoted long lead and the time is up. I had to send them a message. If something is long lead a "hey, you're in line and will ship this week" would be...
07-04-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,302
Posted By burnthesheep

Still archived here before they moved platforms: ...

Still archived here before they moved platforms:
https://www.velonews.com/tag/fast-talk-podcast/

And:
https://www.trainerroad.com/blog/tag/podcast/

Folks should try a lot of those out. Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By burnthesheep

First things first. How much money do you have...

First things first. How much money do you have now, and how much willing to spend overall?
07-02-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

Thanks. I have a rear HED Jet disc now. 11...

Thanks. I have a rear HED Jet disc now. 11 speed. As for front, I doubt I would train much on something 9 deep but given my glue skills are crap and nobody around me is known for their glue...
07-02-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,334
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW though, there's a logical limit to size and...

FWIW though, there's a logical limit to size and power. The curve on "more weight more power" doesn't keep going linearly forever.

Go look at the pack at almost any race. Especially the podium. ...
07-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By burnthesheep

I was just trying to be a turd for the sake of...

I was just trying to be a turd for the sake of the funny. I wasn't really serious. I've ridden an e-bike before at Fallbrook Tech out in Austin and some solid size platform pedals were welcomed on...
07-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, the Jet 9+ front came in as not a 9+. It...

Well, the Jet 9+ front came in as not a 9+. It came as the 76mm deep and 23mm wide HED "express" wheel.

Still silly fast front wheel for me, but not a 90mm Jet 9+. I may keep it. I may sell it...
07-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By burnthesheep

Makes sense for the bigger feet, but how much...

Makes sense for the bigger feet, but how much pressure is there really going to be on an e-bike anyway?..... :lol:...bazzzzinggaaa!
07-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,829
Posted By burnthesheep

I've actually gotten counterfeit KMC missing...

I've actually gotten counterfeit KMC missing links from the LBS before. Got it home, didn't work. Sure enough, looked up the true retail packaging and something was off. Wouldn't pull tight, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By burnthesheep

My thing with this is that the contact points on...

My thing with this is that the contact points on the bike be respected. Shoes, gloves, glasses, helmet safety, clothes including bib. They should be perfectly comfortable and functional. If a bib...
06-30-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By burnthesheep

These studies aren't too good on the...

These studies aren't too good on the flat/clipless thing.

The true way to measure this is to measure the delta from a shoe-insert running style power meter in the shoe worn combined with the hub...
06-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

HED Jet 9+ on the way. So I can go full crazy...

HED Jet 9+ on the way. So I can go full crazy when it isn't too too windy.

A bit annoyed at Aerocoach though. I know backorders and such, but you can at least send an update email to customers...
06-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,361
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift, I find the draft is measly unless it is an...

Zwift, I find the draft is measly unless it is an event does the "full draft" option. I wish Zwift would enable draft for TT bikes for only TTT races. That'd be freaking cool. You have to TTT...
06-26-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,361
Posted By burnthesheep

Something is wrong. Went from 305w on Epic KOM...

Something is wrong. Went from 305w on Epic KOM two weeks back to today only like 225 on the TT bike on a 10'er try this morning outdoors. It's a restrictive fit on that bike, but I can't imagine it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By burnthesheep

I think for more "all together" rides, hills...

I think for more "all together" rides, hills aren't the best to have a good time together. It could be, if you're similar skill and weight and choose to stay together to chat and have a good time....
06-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,967
Posted By burnthesheep

Our family own a dog, but we are not "those...

Our family own a dog, but we are not "those people" trying to take over the planet with our furry friend. Dogs have their places, but I feel like off leash near a road of any kind is asking for...
06-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15,099
Views: 849,361
Posted By burnthesheep

Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like...

Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like upper 90's. Team road ride then cyclocross practice from about 5:00 to 7:30. Rode road for 1:10 or so Z2 then cross for 1:00 in z3 with one hot lap....
06-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,581
Posted By burnthesheep

Local law here gives exception for when road...

Local law here gives exception for when road conditions make road use unsafe. Like a commuter using a sidewalk next to a 45mph 4-lane with center turn boulevard at rush hour. But in a slow speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By burnthesheep

I've addressed it already above, what they stated...

I've addressed it already above, what they stated isn't true.

My explanation isn't the best, RChung could probably pop in and do a superior job, but if on a budget buy a nice front wheel first.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By burnthesheep

Oddly enough, when some shoe covers and socks...

Oddly enough, when some shoe covers and socks with "aero trip" seams in the fabric were banned..........elite time triallists experimented with leaving a little strip of hair not shaved on their legs...
06-23-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,967
Posted By burnthesheep

Depending on storms, combo road and cross team...

Depending on storms, combo road and cross team meetup tonight. Farting around warmup on road, so we can keep out distance. Then back to the cyclocross track in town to practice.

I'm brining my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By burnthesheep

Categorically false. The front sees...

Categorically false.

The front sees undisturbed airflow. AKA, the "clean" air. After the front of the bike and your moving legs, the rear of the bike sees turbulent airflow or "dirty" air. And no...
06-22-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,967
Posted By burnthesheep

I need to order a couple chains. I keep a...

I need to order a couple chains. I keep a rotation ready waxed so I can batch clean/wax when time.

At same time, I thought about ordering some cable housing for the TT bike since I did that...
06-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,204
Posted By burnthesheep

I posted this in another topic, we've had LBS...

I posted this in another topic, we've had LBS bikes have tons of mechanicals up to and including dropped chains ruining chainstays on the first group ride. So, it happens.

REI is a co-op box...
06-22-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,324
Posted By burnthesheep

I probably posted some pithy junk earlier in the...

I probably posted some pithy junk earlier in the topic, but, have ridden some more so thought about it some more.

I think all have their places. I feel like if you know what you're doing between...
06-22-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,967
Posted By burnthesheep

Pretty much. My recent metric centuries...

Pretty much.

My recent metric centuries have all been solo. I generally can get away with one every other weekend, sometimes one per weekend if I am allowed to sneak out earlier and not wake...
06-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,985
Views: 276,967
Posted By burnthesheep

Not sure when I'll do a team ride. Things are...

Not sure when I'll do a team ride. Things are opening up everywhere and folks are out and about like nothing is going on with the numbers. Still no official racing but team up north of town seems...
06-22-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,933
Posted By burnthesheep

I thought about this one more and looked up our...

I thought about this one more and looked up our local 1/2 IM. So not even a full. I think it's a 1.3mi swim, 56mi bike, 13.1mi run.

The bell curve on finishers (not the pretty solid amount of...
06-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,933
Posted By burnthesheep

The Ironman crowd is an interesting bunch. If...

The Ironman crowd is an interesting bunch. If you have the money, I can see a brand using the math to bolster purchases.

I'm still a fan on starting with the cheap stuff at low speeds. Tires and...
06-19-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,933
Posted By burnthesheep

The one link in my post above has a link buried...

The one link in my post above has a link buried at the bottom of that website that takes you to their math. Their wheelsets data has a table broken down my your expected mph for like an Ironman or...
06-19-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By burnthesheep

This is a tangent, so hold on, but it is related...

This is a tangent, so hold on, but it is related to the post by Doge

I wish bike GPS's would move away from climate based elevation estimation and use instead a slope based measure. If you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
Posted By burnthesheep

I have a 2016-ish Propel. Around the time the...

I have a 2016-ish Propel. Around the time the cheaper model like I have still had OEM round handlebars and exposed cables before disappearing to the top of the top tube. I put in a modern aero...
06-19-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

​​​​TMonk Check it out: It took a good...

​​​​TMonk
Check it out:

It took a good bit of work last night to finish, but ask and ye shall receive...........

It dropped the stack probably a good 3/4 to inch, but I have plenty of risers...
06-18-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 145,304
Posted By burnthesheep

First attempt at making the bracket was a...

First attempt at making the bracket was a failure. I transferred the hole locations poorly. I wanted to save as much material as possible in strength so chose to start again instead of increasing...
06-18-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By burnthesheep

Rubi is right. A test isn't super necessary...

Rubi is right. A test isn't super necessary depending on the intervals you do and how often you do them to know what you can do. Extend duration or up/down the power a touch. Take notes.

I...
06-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,933
Posted By burnthesheep

Math is a funny thing sometimes. The drag on...

Math is a funny thing sometimes. The drag on slower riders is less than faster riders. So when you apply savings, the watts difference is less. But, that pesky math. Slower riders save more time...
06-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,726
Posted By burnthesheep

Ahem.

Ahem.
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