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08-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

No, for the third time, I think you, for whatever...

No, for the third time, I think you, for whatever reason, are unable to see past your own limited experiences, and I think you are posting 100% irrelevant things that have nothing to do with anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By rubiksoval

I think Specialized already beat you to that...

I think Specialized already beat you to that punch by discontinuing the Venge altogether for the time being. Buy what THEY want... :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By rubiksoval

You'd be missing out on a few choice gears and...

You'd be missing out on a few choice gears and good performance and reliability.

Silver lining would be that there's no SRAM front derailleur to deal with...
08-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By rubiksoval

A lb of spriulina powder is like 15 bucks if you...

A lb of spriulina powder is like 15 bucks if you want it from China, 25 bucks from more famous brands, and 35-40 bucks from Hawaii.

A lb of spirulina lasts a very long time (usually 3-4 months...
08-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By rubiksoval

Won't work for you, either. You just don't...

Won't work for you, either. You just don't understand that, yet.
08-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere....

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere. It's not representative of amateur or junior cycling in any way, shape, or form.

Your last paragraph is so wildly irrelevant I don't even know if...
08-04-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and...

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and even juniors is skewed by involvement with a very, very specific elite subgroup of riders.

And when I say skewed, I mean skewed liked the Grand...
08-03-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.
08-03-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By rubiksoval

Clarifying questions are much more effective at...

Clarifying questions are much more effective at alleviating confusion or uncertainty than poo jokes.
08-03-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm no Tom Dumoulin, bro.

I'm no Tom Dumoulin, bro.
08-03-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By rubiksoval

Sounds like your fitness is good! Sorry to hear...

Sounds like your fitness is good! Sorry to hear about the crash. It's an unfortunate part of the learning curve, sometimes.

We used to have a big regional omnium with a crit. First year I did it,...
08-03-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By rubiksoval

Everyone eventually figures out what works for...

Everyone eventually figures out what works for them, but I prescribe to the simple but effective maxim.

My 45 minute ride today consisted of 7 mins of gradually increasing power, 36 minutes of...
08-03-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By rubiksoval

That still has absolutely nothing to do with my...

That still has absolutely nothing to do with my post which was about training in between AeT and AnT.

And say what you want now, but you can't go as hard as you can every day for very long.
08-03-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By rubiksoval

That has nothing to do with cramping.

That has nothing to do with cramping.
08-03-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By rubiksoval

That's pretty much the opposite of what I said. ...

That's pretty much the opposite of what I said.

What you're doing is not sustainable training in any way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By rubiksoval

Everything.

Everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By rubiksoval

That's the cleanest, most organized bike space...

That's the cleanest, most organized bike space I've ever seen...
08-02-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By rubiksoval

It's really not that relevant. Hardly any...

It's really not that relevant. Hardly any cyclists actually train like that, and trying to train like that, especially with limited time, means eschewing that time in between AeT and AnT that...
08-01-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

Sorry, that simply makes zero sense. Nurture...

Sorry, that simply makes zero sense. Nurture doesn't account for a 90 VO2 max, or a photographic memory, or being 7 feet tall, or being primarily fast twitch, or having near-neurotic drive. Or even...
07-31-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

Absolutely. Go to any school's gym/PE class and...

Absolutely. Go to any school's gym/PE class and it's unreal the massive differences in physical abilities.
07-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

B.S. Talent is almost all that matters. ...

B.S.

Talent is almost all that matters.

Hell, see Remco Evenepoel. After one year of riding, he won two world championships. After two years of riding, won a damn monument (at 19!). After three...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By rubiksoval

You can buy used dual sided meters or wheelsets...

You can buy used dual sided meters or wheelsets for the same price as a Stages of 4iii or something.

Hell, you can probably find a wired SRM for 250-300 if you looked.

"Budget" is really not an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By rubiksoval

That's my favorite color scheme, for sure. ...

That's my favorite color scheme, for sure.

Too bad it has SRAM. Yuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,635
Posted By rubiksoval

Local legend is even dumber than when they...

Local legend is even dumber than when they decided to have a "new year KOM" thing a few years back.

I've gotten 4 different local legend titles for riding a segment a grand total of 2 times.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By rubiksoval

Boredom. Riding a bike gets boring as hell...

Boredom.

Riding a bike gets boring as hell after a while. Lots of other better things to do.

I'd rather do a fast hour than a slow 2 hours any day.
07-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By rubiksoval

So, what's the question again? Short...

So, what's the question again?

Short duration rides are different from long duration rides.

That cover it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 10:41 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, you do know. You're missing half of your...

Well, you do know. You're missing half of your power output.

Maybe that matters, maybe it doesn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,455
Posted By rubiksoval

All a base layer would do in the southeast is...

All a base layer would do in the southeast is hold more water. I can wring out my gloves and socks after an hour. Another layer to hold even more sweat is completely pointless. And nasty.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,764
Posted By rubiksoval

This is neither "latest" nor a "fad". It's...

This is neither "latest" nor a "fad".

It's not new in the least.
07-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By rubiksoval

None of that really changes anything. You're not...

None of that really changes anything. You're not training much and that's why it doesn't seem like that big of a difference. 30 mins -> 1 hour is not a significant difference. If you trained a lot...
07-30-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By rubiksoval

We're seeing that 30 minutes and 60 minutes are...

We're seeing that 30 minutes and 60 minutes are not altogether different enough. Go do 3 hours after 1.5 hours, or 4 hours after 2 hours, and you might change your ideas. You're simply not training...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By rubiksoval

You can buy a P2Max assembled already. All you do...

You can buy a P2Max assembled already. All you do is install the crank.

I wouldn't get a one-sided power meter ever, but it's completely pointless at this point with all of the powermeter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,764
Posted By rubiksoval

This is right up there with taking off a bottle...

This is right up there with taking off a bottle cage in a crit for improved aerodynamics and weight savings.

You guys are regular bike racing ninjas.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,764
Posted By rubiksoval

Or you could just... soft pedal. Quite a...

Or you could just... soft pedal.

Quite a thing to go through all the work of pulling apart a freehub so you can coast for a few seconds once or twice a season.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,764
Posted By rubiksoval

The few times I've needed to, I start doing hard...

The few times I've needed to, I start doing hard shifts up and down rapidly for just that reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,764
Posted By rubiksoval

What? I think everyone that races understands...

What? I think everyone that races understands that you can coast in the draft.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By rubiksoval

Is one roll enough for two tires? $20 bucks a...

Is one roll enough for two tires? $20 bucks a roll is a bit pricey.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By rubiksoval

I would go with neither of those two choices. I...

I would go with neither of those two choices. I wouldn't get an AL bike with Sora, and I wouldn't get a 13 year old bike with 10 speed.

For 1000, you can do quite a bit better. For 1500, you can...
07-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By rubiksoval

But that's doing 250 watts. He's not...

But that's doing 250 watts.

He's not dropping anyone doing 250 watts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, that doesn't look like anything more than...

Yeah, that doesn't look like anything more than aesthetic issue from those pics.
I think I'd ride them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By rubiksoval

Right, but "flat spot" had me thinking it was...

Right, but "flat spot" had me thinking it was just one part of the tire.

General wear makes sense, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By rubiksoval

Trainer + second wheel is nearing the expense of...

Trainer + second wheel is nearing the expense of a rear wheel off smart trainer.

I'd get the rear-wheel off smart trainer and not worry any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't know. I don't see how that could happen...

I don't know. I don't see how that could happen to a rotating wheel unless it was untrue and had a significant hop.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By rubiksoval

Why don't you just release the resistance so the...

Why don't you just release the resistance so the trainer isn't pressing against the tire when you're not using it?
07-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By rubiksoval

Effective at improving recovery? I don't think...

Effective at improving recovery? I don't think so, personally.

Effective at improving the pain associated with foam rolling? Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By rubiksoval

Going from SPD-SLs to the Keo format is precisely...

Going from SPD-SLs to the Keo format is precisely why I won't try the Assiomas, though I've looked at them repeatedly for a year or two now.

It's too bad.
07-25-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,728
Posted By rubiksoval

But you feel compelled to try and call them out...

But you feel compelled to try and call them out at every opportunity?

Makes zero sense.

Again, why not buy a license and go race?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep. Lots of aero bikes with aero seatposts have...

Yep. Lots of aero bikes with aero seatposts have that. My Felt has that. Can run the seatpost in either position.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. Just turn your setback seatpost around. ...

Yeah. Just turn your setback seatpost around.

But that looks super, super ugly.

And it might position you so far forward that you fall over the first time you try to take a corner at speed.
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