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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,551
Posted By rubiksoval

58mm front and rear. Good sweet spot. Always has...

58mm front and rear. Good sweet spot. Always has been, since the good ole' days of the very light and skinny 404s.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,311
Posted By rubiksoval

They are? 'Cause I had a Trek Madone with BB90. ...

They are? 'Cause I had a Trek Madone with BB90.

So, okay.

Theoretical. Yeah. Right.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,893
Posted By rubiksoval

With heart rate, you're going to have to approach...

With heart rate, you're going to have to approach these intervals differently, especially at 3 mins duration.

For the first interval, if it's appropriately paced, you probably won't get to 158....
09-16-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,428
Posted By rubiksoval

Nice job! Sounds like you unfortunately...

Nice job!

Sounds like you unfortunately found yourself running afoul of one of the biggest rules of racing/events: nothing new before the race. Sometimes it's unavoidable if something breaks, but...
09-16-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By rubiksoval

But for all practical purposes, that doesn't...

But for all practical purposes, that doesn't matter. Let's say something tells you your threshold is 30% higher than actual (or 10%, or 50%). So you go out to do a 2 x 30 minute workout at that FTP....
09-16-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By rubiksoval

Because it's not practical and not specific.

Because it's not practical and not specific.
09-14-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By rubiksoval

Very few people ever use polarized to begin with.

Very few people ever use polarized to begin with.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,984
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, no, it's not. Parts don't last decades...

Well, no, it's not. Parts don't last decades unless those decades are spent riding 100 miles a year.

I haven't had 105 parts make it past the 15,000 mile mark, myself, whereas I've had multiple...
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm 5'11 and run 165 on road and tt bikes.

I'm 5'11 and run 165 on road and tt bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,984
Posted By rubiksoval

105 doesn't have near the longevity of Ultegra.

105 doesn't have near the longevity of Ultegra.
09-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By rubiksoval

RPE doesn't really increase effective intensity...

RPE doesn't really increase effective intensity (though it can certainly take away from it when you don't hit targets). Just because it sucks doesn't mean it's making you better.

Doing consecutive...
09-08-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By rubiksoval

Oh, and I wouldn't ride 15-20 hours a week....

Oh, and I wouldn't ride 15-20 hours a week. That's way too much for your goals and is likely to be more detrimental than not at this point, unless you just really love long rides and can deal with...
09-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By rubiksoval

I definitely wouldn't waste money on a coach...

I definitely wouldn't waste money on a coach until after you've put in a few months (at least 6) of consistent, structured riding just to see where you're going to get on your own. If you feel stuck...
09-08-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By rubiksoval

Weird. I seem to have my results from when I...

Weird. I seem to have my results from when I first started in 2001, but no results from when I started back again in 2014. And no results from 2015, either.
09-07-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you won't. Your body has no idea whether or...

No, you won't. Your body has no idea whether or not you're doing an interval at 270 watts or 280 watts. That's probably pretty close to your powermeters margin of error, so it probably doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,311
Posted By rubiksoval

I wouldn't buy a BB90 Trek. It's not just the...

I wouldn't buy a BB90 Trek. It's not just the creaking issue, it's the wearing away of the carbon fiber shell that later requires different oversized bearings (Trek was supplying them in the past...
09-05-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By rubiksoval

I didn't race for 7 years. Went online and bought...

I didn't race for 7 years. Went online and bought a license. Not only was I still a Cat 1 seven years later, but I magically became a Cat 1 in cyclocross as well without ever having to do a race....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By rubiksoval

In my opinion, the "elite" peloton was way better...

In my opinion, the "elite" peloton was way better when everyone started together. The first year I did it was a 3:52 or something and I didn't even see the front until 50 miles in or so because there...
09-01-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,428
Posted By rubiksoval

Your numbers are way messed up. Either tons of...

Your numbers are way messed up. Either tons of data spikes or way underestimated FTP or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By rubiksoval

Not on anything that's not a mountain.

Not on anything that's not a mountain.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By rubiksoval

The amount of power you're able to put out has...

The amount of power you're able to put out has nothing to do with how heavy your bike is. So riding a heavier bike doesn't build anything other than contempt at riding heavier equipment than is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,480
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: 7,870
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: 7,870
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: 7,870
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: 857
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: 7,870
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: 7,870
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: 44
Views: 2,932
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: 57
Views: 4,626
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: 2,429
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: 57
Views: 4,626
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: 44
Views: 2,932
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: 2,074
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: 2,058
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: 17,044
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: 3,635
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: 57
Views: 4,626
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: 2,058
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: 1,277
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: 57
Views: 4,626
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: 57
Views: 4,626
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: 57
Views: 4,626
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: 7,597
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: 1,560
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: 1,315
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: 2,435
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: 5,124
Posted By rubiksoval

Yuck.

Yuck.
07-16-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,124
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: 2,148
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. ...
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