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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Cypress

I've had my V02 max measured in a lab and my...

I've had my V02 max measured in a lab and my Garmin presents me a value after rides from time to time. Both the lab results and the Garmin results are pretty close to one another (78 in a lab, 75 on...
09-15-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,400
Posted By Cypress

Heís doing great, all things considered. Probably...

Heís doing great, all things considered. Probably one of the most positive dudes I know. So far, everyone that I know thatís lost properties to these fire has a pretty positive outlook. The real...
09-14-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

All Oregon races for the rest of this year are...

All Oregon races for the rest of this year are canceled. I'm betting BWR San Diego will get canceled as well, and even if it somehow happens, I won't be there. Been nursing a week-long forest fire...
09-14-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,400
Posted By Cypress

Figured you guys might find this...

Figured you guys might find this morbid/interesting.

One of my friends was able to get back to his place after it burnt. Here's what a forest fire burning down your house will do to different...
09-13-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,470
Posted By Cypress

Correction: I'll be doing the 4-lap 3R hilly...

Correction: I'll be doing the 4-lap 3R hilly reverse race at 11:15. A category.
09-13-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,400
Posted By Cypress

Six straight days with an AQI over 500....

Six straight days with an AQI over 500. Businesses are closed due to air quality (not that anyone is leaving their houses anyway), the state closed all of the forests, the city closed all of the...
09-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,470
Posted By Cypress

About to hop on Watopia for a few hours.

About to hop on Watopia for a few hours.
09-10-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Race canceled due to forest fire smoke. This year...

Race canceled due to forest fire smoke. This year just keeps getting better and better.
09-08-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Welp. A major "weather event" has caused...

Welp.

A major "weather event" has caused some massive forest fires very nearby. Ride today is 1000% no-go, and tomorrow will probably be the same. It's darker than civil twilight outside and ash...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cypress

I'll echo this. Most protein bars will end up...

I'll echo this. Most protein bars will end up adding ammonia to your blood which is a total mood killer for aerobic exercise.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cypress

For a 4-hour ride: 1.5-2 scoops of Hammer...

For a 4-hour ride:

1.5-2 scoops of Hammer Nutrition HEED per 26 oz bottle. Mandarin orange is my fav
1 Hammer Nutrition gel flask with 4 parts gel, 1 part water (to make it less viscous). If...
09-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,745
Posted By Cypress

Edited. Thanks!

Edited. Thanks!
09-07-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

I capped a hard training week off on Saturday...

I capped a hard training week off on Saturday with a long-ish endurance ride that had one nasty effort in the middle. It's a climb about 40 miles from my place that's the hardest paved climb I've...
09-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,745
Posted By Cypress

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel...

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel race and won. Racing another gravel race this weekend and probably won't win. The promoter is expecting some sort of grand battle between Stafano...
07-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel...

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel race then tapered-ish for it only to have the promoter cancel the race 4 days before it was supposed to happen (covid protocols would be followed,...
06-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Hit a rest week just as work got nasty. We are...

Hit a rest week just as work got nasty. We are revamping an elementary school (our niche) and the massive kitchen needed the concrete slab sawcut to shreds. Unfortunately, the instability of the cut...
06-04-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Example of why heart rate is a dodgy way of...

Example of why heart rate is a dodgy way of training:

I did a 4x10 sweet spot at 320W last night and averaged 146 bpm during the efforts. Iím not sure if the low HR is due to yesterdayís 30:30...
06-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

8x30:30ís last night. Itís amazing what those do...

8x30:30ís last night. Itís amazing what those do to your body. I was riding around at 160W and 118 BPM afterwards while breathing like I was in the middle of a threshold workout.
Forum: For Sale
06-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By Cypress

These wheels are gone!

These wheels are gone!
05-28-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,906
Posted By Cypress

Man, I thought I marked those as sold. They are...

Man, I thought I marked those as sold. They are gone. My bad!
Forum: For Sale
05-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By Cypress

They are definitely still for sale, and you can...

They are definitely still for sale, and you can email me at dennyroweiii@gmail.com
05-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Iím waiting for it to hit 420

Iím waiting for it to hit 420
05-20-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

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Forum: For Sale
05-11-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Cypress

Thatís a fantastic question. It would depend on...

Thatís a fantastic question. It would depend on the geometry of lugged frame. Modern bikes have sloped top tubes so the intersection changes by model.

Hereís a chart for the Madone

...
Forum: For Sale
05-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By Cypress

These are definitely 11sp compatible! ...

These are definitely 11sp compatible!


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05-10-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

That was a day ...

That was a day


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05-08-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Yikes!

Yikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Cypress

Paired spokes are an antiquated design that only...

Paired spokes are an antiquated design that only a few manufacturers are holding on to for aesthetic or trademark reasons. They tend to suffer from wheel flex (not always, but often), and the dreaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Cypress

I live in Oregon now and 7% (7.5 minutes) of my...

I live in Oregon now and 7% (7.5 minutes) of my last ride was spend over 30 mph, most of it not coasting. On rolling terrain, do you have to coast down one side of a roller, then wait until you slow...
05-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

I'm currently on 44's, but looking into 42's or...

I'm currently on 44's, but looking into 42's or even 40's. I really like the extra width for stability, but it's just wind resistance if I'm aero'd out. I rarely use the hoods when I'm tucked and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Cypress

46x11 doesn't get you to 30 mph at 90 rpm. The...

46x11 doesn't get you to 30 mph at 90 rpm. The mountain roads of MT aren't all that steep, so OP might find himself spun out on downhills/windy false flats (depending on his riding style). Running...
05-06-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

I've done well in honing my aero position on the...

I've done well in honing my aero position on the road bike. This one was a "stay small, hit the uphills hard, carry power over the top, try to retain speed into the next one, repeat." Aside from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By Cypress

I saw these guys (Holy Grail) open for Amon...

I saw these guys (Holy Grail) open for Amon Amarth back in the day and had no idea who they were other than they were the remnants of White Wizard (also good). Most metal shows have a "big" headliner...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By Cypress

On topic: This is my go-to pump up song, and...

On topic:

This is my go-to pump up song, and easily in my top-3 songs ever made:

https://youtu.be/V3ADK6gsDGg
05-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Used a segment that I've been hunting to dictate...

Used a segment that I've been hunting to dictate a ~14-min stochastic set, then another segment (that I already held) as a 6-min burner effort after the stochastic set. Ended up taking the first...
05-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Don't start in the B's...you'll demolish them....

Don't start in the B's...you'll demolish them. Get your Zwift Power account setup before you start racing, as your races won't "count" unless you have it already going (if you care). The starts are...
05-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,339
Views: 877,399
Posted By Cypress

Don't wait, just do one. The time will fly by and...

Don't wait, just do one. The time will fly by and you'll suddenly see your outdoor watts appear indoors. It's a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to stay in the "pack" without ending up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

Do you need me for this conversation, or....?

Do you need me for this conversation, or....?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

Who knew you could get under someones skin so bad...

Who knew you could get under someones skin so bad by criticizing their helmet :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

Keep going, man. Always classy with the ad...

Keep going, man. Always classy with the ad hominem attacks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

Props on missing the entire point of my post and...

Props on missing the entire point of my post and only focusing on an incorrectly-interpreted fact.

Enjoy your oversized helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

Yep. There are those of us that wear a helmet on...

Yep. There are those of us that wear a helmet on the small side to gain aero benefits. Look at the difference in overhang between the Williams boys and Sagan. The Williams helmets look absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,380
Posted By Cypress

There's also this, which negates the need for a...

There's also this, which negates the need for a separate air chamber (slow to the punch)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,380
Posted By Cypress

Yikes! I can only remember one tire that was past...

Yikes! I can only remember one tire that was past the point of a CO2. It took removing the core, attaching a compressor to the stem running full-bore, and three dudes manipulating the tire at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,380
Posted By Cypress

If it's a particularly stubborn tire, remove the...

If it's a particularly stubborn tire, remove the valve core of the presta valve and burn a CO2. I get my CO2 cartridges from Amazon for about a dollar a piece.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

Would you assume a 5'6" social-security-aged...

Would you assume a 5'6" social-security-aged Caucasian male to wear a size 13 trainer? ...or would you just notice the inch of empty space between the back of their heel and the shoe? Maybe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Cypress

I've never seen a Specialized helmet that didn't...

I've never seen a Specialized helmet that didn't look way too big on the user's head. I'm not sure if that's because they look huge, or if it's because everyone wearing them wears a size larger than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Cypress

No need to change the entire front end. All you'd...

No need to change the entire front end. All you'd need was a 36t chainring (if you want), a rear derailleur, a cassette, and a chain for the extra length. Everything else remains the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Cypress

Bozeman area? I lived there for 7 years. A 39x28...

Bozeman area? I lived there for 7 years. A 39x28 will clear most things in that area save for the nastier bits like Jackson Creek. If you need more, you'll have to switch to an Ultegra RD with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Cypress

What chainrings are you running, and where in MT?...

What chainrings are you running, and where in MT? Just use an Ultegra cassette if your derailleur can handle it.
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