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10-12-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,343
Posted By rubiksoval

Do it. I bought a can and emptied it into a...

Do it.

I bought a can and emptied it into a dog's face to no avail. Replaced it with an expandable baton.
10-11-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By rubiksoval

Zwift races are definitely easier than real life...

Zwift races are definitely easier than real life races if you're racing certain categories in real life versus Zwift.

For example: A races in Zwift are really goofy and absolutely nothing like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,987
Posted By rubiksoval

Eh, buckles are heavy. Straps or laces are far...

Eh, buckles are heavy. Straps or laces are far superior.

And lighter.

All of my shoes are Giros. None have buckles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,087
Posted By rubiksoval

Until you need to carry things. 14 trips a week...

Until you need to carry things. 14 trips a week to the grocery store with your backpack kind of sucks.

Not to mention when you need to buy a lamp or a coffee table or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,087
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not correct. Speaking from...

That's not correct.

Speaking from experience:

The first time a ride is flagged an email is sent to the person asking them if they need to edit their ride to take out the section. If not, just...
10-08-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By rubiksoval

Do you coast/soft pedal a lot more outside versus...

Do you coast/soft pedal a lot more outside versus inside?

Many people severely overestimate the work they do outside. Without a poweremeter and an intent to maximize time applying power to the...
10-08-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By rubiksoval

I misread that and thought it said Burke was on...

I misread that and thought it said Burke was on the National Team at the OTC.
10-08-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't mean to "shout down", I just find your...

I don't mean to "shout down", I just find your posts on such matters paradoxical in that you'll claim specificity and results being things that matter, but then assert stuff like pedaling one-legged...
10-07-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By rubiksoval

They did that because they did spinups, big gear...

They did that because they did spinups, big gear work, and one legged work?

Or they did that because they were highly talented athletes with extreme outlier aerobic capabilities (which has nothing...
10-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By rubiksoval

But why? If your goal is to do 40 minutes steady...

But why? If your goal is to do 40 minutes steady at 115-120 in zone two, then sure. Sounds great. Weren't you mentioning specificity and all?

If your goal is not that, then again, what's the point...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,069
Posted By rubiksoval

You derided them during the race? I'd have...

You derided them during the race? I'd have encouraged them to keep eating! One less person to worry about in the finale. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,203
Posted By rubiksoval

No way I'd run 60. That's crazy low. At 165...

No way I'd run 60. That's crazy low.

At 165 lbs, I run a minimum of 90psi for 25s, but I've also pinch flatted numerous times in important situations under 90 psi, so others may have differing...
10-06-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By rubiksoval

OP, you need more power. Which means you need to...

OP, you need more power. Which means you need to ride and train more. No shortcuts.
10-06-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By rubiksoval

They shouldn't unless they derive some pleasure...

They shouldn't unless they derive some pleasure from it that's unrelated to actual performance.

Old school silliness.
10-03-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By rubiksoval

48x11 is like... ugh. Friction alone wouldn't be...

48x11 is like... ugh. Friction alone wouldn't be worth it. Even less so considering the speed. Any extended downhill or tailwind runs and you might just hate your bike..
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rubiksoval

I agree that it's a pretty bad idea in general....

I agree that it's a pretty bad idea in general. I've done it in the past when younger (and more foolish), but it's not something I would typically do anymore unless there was a very pressing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rubiksoval

Bikes can descend technical roads faster than...

Bikes can descend technical roads faster than cars.

Not really an uncommon thing.

Had it happen to my group in Chattanooga. Some people went around a car, some didn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,069
Posted By rubiksoval

I do that. And I have an aero frame. And aero...

I do that. And I have an aero frame. And aero handlebars. It all adds up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By rubiksoval

DT Swiss makes DT Swiss hubs.

DT Swiss makes DT Swiss hubs.
09-28-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By rubiksoval

Nah. Overtraining takes nearly pathological...

Nah. Overtraining takes nearly pathological commitment.

Lots and lots of people putting in 15-20 hours a week of periodized training without overtraining.

It takes months of overreaching to...
09-26-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By rubiksoval

Right. The slower you are (or the less watts you...

Right. The slower you are (or the less watts you put out), the less energy used. Someone averaging 150 watts (still a lot higher than many recreational riders) is not going to be burning through a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

Sure. And that you hit those numbers off of that...

Sure. And that you hit those numbers off of that training is pretty awesome. It's definitely not a common thing.

I wish I could get similar results like that! It'd make cycling a lot more time...
09-25-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By rubiksoval

Periodization has a lot of coherent science...

Periodization has a lot of coherent science behind it.

What does 80/20 mean to you? How do you actually apply it to your training?

Because unless you do over ten workouts a week, the two...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

As much as I dislike resorting to a cut and...

As much as I dislike resorting to a cut and paste, I'm not going to pretend I'm a scientist, so I will defer to my elementary understanding of the matter based on articles like the one below.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

Not sure what the reportedly is. 1000 kJ an...

Not sure what the reportedly is.

1000 kJ an hour is only 276 watts. I did a workout that was 300 watts for three hours and finished up with 3520 kJ in three hours, 18 minutes.

Not really that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

I, too, am a pre-ride/race oatmeal person. One of...

I, too, am a pre-ride/race oatmeal person. One of the best bang-for-the-buck meals I've found.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

Just to add on some relevant...

Just to add on some relevant information...Haven't you only been riding for like...2 years? Without ever having done significant training volume? And you really have no idea what your performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

Having a clean/healthy diet (whatever that is for...

Having a clean/healthy diet (whatever that is for the day) is a nonsequitor and has nothing to do with the op or this thread.

You just went off on a tangent espousing your rather extreme (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

I've bonked in as little as thirty minutes after...

I've bonked in as little as thirty minutes after a huge ride the day before and inadequate nutrition. So sure, it can and does happen early on in rides, but that's due to the day/days of eating prior...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

After a few years I stopped getting muscle...

After a few years I stopped getting muscle soreness at all. 100 mile race, 400 miles a week, whatever.

Massive fatigue, "wooden legs", stiffness, however; that's still always there after...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,311
Posted By rubiksoval

You didn't bonk; you're just not in shape for...

You didn't bonk; you're just not in shape for that type of activity. The cramping was also likely due to that rather than hydration. Keep plugging away and you'll be able to handle it better in the...
09-22-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,460
Posted By rubiksoval

Same. That, to me, was the biggest benefit of a...

Same. That, to me, was the biggest benefit of a power meter: showing the incredible amounts of time I wasn't actually putting out much power when I thought I was "training". A four hour...
09-22-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,460
Posted By rubiksoval

To me, "pedaling well" means delivering the most...

To me, "pedaling well" means delivering the most amount of power to the pedals in the most economical way possible. And I do that pretty well. "Smoothness" has a different connotation as well.
...
09-21-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,460
Posted By rubiksoval

Doesn't make sense. I can put out the same...

Doesn't make sense.

I can put out the same watts in tennis shoes. I'm sure most can, save the comfort and control aspect. How would that be?
09-21-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, it's always better to brake then crash, so...

Well, it's always better to brake then crash, so that's certainly a good reason.

But no. In a race, if you brake in a turn, besides the handling effect, you also get gapped off coming out of that...
09-21-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,460
Posted By rubiksoval

They don't mean much. No one pedals in circles....

They don't mean much. No one pedals in circles. You're simply unweighting one leg while pressing down on the other. I wouldn't give it another thought, personally.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
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: 44
Views: 2,931
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: 3,337
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: 6,755
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: 1,755
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: 6
Views: 555
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: 6
Views: 555
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: 5,652
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: 1,229
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: 5,652
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: 7
Views: 690
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: 508
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: 508
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: 954
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.
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