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07-16-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By burnthesheep

Ideas to improve internal cable entry on a Propel

Cliffs Notes: do they sell a BB cable stop for two cables?
The bike: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/propel-advanced-1-2015
Photo of the moronic OEM bendy cable guide that slips out of the...
07-16-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,050
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a Profile Design stem, the Aeria Ultimate. ...

It's a Profile Design stem, the Aeria Ultimate. It's a TT or tri stem, but the closest stem I could find to match the handlebars since the company doesn't sell the stem any longer.

The bars are...
07-16-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By burnthesheep

The consequences of a "doped" car engine could be...

The consequences of a "doped" car engine could be confetti in the oil pan or a new viewing window in the side of your engine block. Sad and horrible things, but ultimately just costly in time and to...
07-15-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,704
Posted By burnthesheep

I think lude's point is that it literally doesn't...

I think lude's point is that it literally doesn't work that way, ignoring whatever someone thinks they're accomplishing in their head.

It doesn't matter what's in your head if you ignore how the...
07-15-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,492
Posted By burnthesheep

Different things, some common to others here: ...

Different things, some common to others here:

1-The route needs to be well marked and have attendants at intersections and/or major route turns to allow riders to freely pass. If I wanted to stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By burnthesheep

Exactly. They exist. I see no glue involved in...

Exactly. They exist. I see no glue involved in these directions, for example.

https://praxiscycles.com/wp-content/uploads/M30.BB-PF30.REVB_.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,153
Posted By burnthesheep

The free Training Peaks is awesome. If you know...

The free Training Peaks is awesome. If you know the math, you can past your basic TSS given into a spreadsheet and get your CTL/ATL out. I just pull out my phone once in a while and transfer a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By burnthesheep

Closest you'll get is a cyclocross superbike. ...

Closest you'll get is a cyclocross superbike. Like Superx, Crux s-works, etc.....For your seat requirement, 2015 is probably how far back you'd have to get that.

However, all those seem to not...
07-15-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By burnthesheep

That's true. Why invoke the hurt if it isn't...

That's true. Why invoke the hurt if it isn't really necessary.

Well, at this point I'm more poser than racer. Doing maybe 2 to 3 events a year, of which only maybe 1 is a USAC race versus gravel...
07-12-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,704
Posted By burnthesheep

He asked for advice, and learning how CTL, ATL,...

He asked for advice, and learning how CTL, ATL, TSB and specificity work would behoove someone if it drives them crazy to not ride every single day.

Cross is a shorter more intense event. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By burnthesheep

I thought I had you on my feed, otherwise I'd...

I thought I had you on my feed, otherwise I'd have taken a look since you're local to me.

Either way, you just discovered how all those fancy training acronyms work like Topflight posted about.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By burnthesheep

Read this: Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible...

Read this: Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

https://www.amazon.com/Gironimo-Riding-Very-Terrible-Italy/dp/1681771284
07-12-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By burnthesheep

Not at the TdF, but there was a funny video of...

Not at the TdF, but there was a funny video of either a courier or hobbyist that held even/ahead of the peloton while using the adjacent cycle path for about a mile or two. The announcers loved it....
07-12-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

No, no crit bike necessary. It's just that I've...

No, no crit bike necessary. It's just that I've already carbon repaired this one once in a slip-up.

It's mostly a kids and work thing. The local scene is awesome. Just that my availability to...
07-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,759
Posted By burnthesheep

Tell that to Eliud. Have you seen "Breaking 2" ?...

Tell that to Eliud. Have you seen "Breaking 2" ? He's not exactly running on pristine blacktop back in Kenya when he does the training runs with his big group that leaves his house.

The runners...
07-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By burnthesheep

A tip on the HIIT I didn't know about until...

A tip on the HIIT I didn't know about until recently. If you want to supercharge the session, toss in a reasonable length SS effort after your HIIT sets. 5min minimum. 10min preferable. It'll...
07-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

Still trying to manage some weekly intensity and...

Still trying to manage some weekly intensity and overall volume before my vacation week and a 1/2 in August.

New record CTL for me at 62. I've always carried one in the upper 40's to maybe a week...
07-11-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol. How could it ever be meaningful?! I'm some...

Lol. How could it ever be meaningful?! I'm some local group ride schmuck, and they're a pro racer. Even in an ITT the comparison would be worthless as the wind changes from S to SW and it may be...
07-11-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,050
Posted By burnthesheep

I think this aero handlebar and stem project is...

I think this aero handlebar and stem project is becoming a boondoggle. It'll work, but I didn't read the spec sheet on the stem before buying it.

It's from a very very legit company that sells...
07-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 23,080
Posted By burnthesheep

My little tracking spreadsheet for TSS by zone...

My little tracking spreadsheet for TSS by zone also has my max power per ride for 5s through 1 hour. It claims that my max 5 sec power in the last year was 1163. I'll usually crack 1000 for 5sec...
07-10-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,944
Posted By burnthesheep

A good reason to set goals in whatever your sport...

A good reason to set goals in whatever your sport is and get stronger.

A person new to riding may only burn 400 KJ in an hour. A low level racer or fast A-group rider might be able to squeeze 800...
07-10-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By burnthesheep

You versus a TdF segment: real life comparison

Just for a chuckle. I saw they were going over some stuff I rode while I was there for work last year.

First, I'll come out with all the qualifiers in the world I can think of:

-I was well...
07-09-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By burnthesheep

For every job a tool. And for every goal on...

For every job a tool.

And for every goal on the bike, a plan.

Various places have plans based on the goal. Trainerroad, TrainingPeaks, British Cycling's website has plans. Etc... You pick...
07-09-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By burnthesheep

You do. It takes time to learn. I think HR is...

You do. It takes time to learn. I think HR is perfectly fine for stuff around 8min and up. I still tend to disagree for the 3min stuff though. Just my opinion.

If the HR for 3x3's reaches...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,061
Posted By burnthesheep

I see what Doge is digging for..........which is...

I see what Doge is digging for..........which is awesome. Kudos.

Raw finish speed? Using only your teammates and not silly salt flat car drafting.........a downhill sprint finish in the World...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By burnthesheep

Ever heard of an "under-over" workout done at...

Ever heard of an "under-over" workout done at threshold or over? That's your ticket.

"Under" during the easier grades (the flatter part of a switchback) and "over" during the tougher grades (the...
07-08-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By burnthesheep

For Ebay, they do pretty well with pushing...

For Ebay, they do pretty well with pushing results to customers searching for things.........but, a bad description or title can mean lots less money.

I scored an item or two on there because the...
07-08-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By burnthesheep

Easier to get the needle in.....(ducks and runs)

Easier to get the needle in.....(ducks and runs)
07-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,085
Posted By burnthesheep

You spelled chains wrong. Otherwise, in an...

You spelled chains wrong.

Otherwise, in an endurance sport.........the unobstructed view of chiseled muscle and throbbing veins/arteries can be intimidating. Intimidation is part of sport. And...
07-08-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,759
Posted By burnthesheep

So, the asphalt vs. sidewalk...

So, the asphalt vs. sidewalk thing..............it's a dogmatic almost troll level epidemic in the running world.

I post on a triathlon site, and it took me breaking out the mechanical vibrations...
07-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

It was dumb to try, but it worked out. I went...

It was dumb to try, but it worked out. I went after the 3x3 workout again and managed. Still that very last rep getting me. Probably would have gotten it if I had waited a day. I'm not used to...
07-08-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By burnthesheep

This was a good post except for the above bolded...

This was a good post except for the above bolded part. Just IMO people are different with different goals, so prescribing a specific "base" amount of time isn't really helpful.

As it stands, it...
07-08-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By burnthesheep

All I have to add is that I am not a person into...

All I have to add is that I am not a person into Skratch or sweat tests.........but I did experiment with adding some sodium to my Gatorade mix and it REALLY changed the game for longer rides.

I...
07-08-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By burnthesheep

If you were to split workout intervals and sets...

If you were to split workout intervals and sets into two types "long" and "short", HR is pretty much useless for the "short" ones.

I'd say that's anything short of a pursuit (4min) interval. HR...
07-08-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,095
Posted By burnthesheep

This is where data would be helpful. Some...

This is where data would be helpful.

Some folks don't believe in all the jargon, but if I asked someone "what's your TSB been the last two months" and they said "negative 20 for most of...
07-08-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

In my little week of riding with myself, I took a...

In my little week of riding with myself, I took a pretty balanced approach. A good blend of intensity in the gym at work or on the hammer ride, some longer solo gravel work with SS, and a long...
07-07-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By burnthesheep

Some LBS are using non OEM sources for parts. ...

Some LBS are using non OEM sources for parts.

I ran into counterfeit KMC links on Amazon. Went to LBS for them after, LBS had identical card of links I had and none of them worked. All horribly...
07-07-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,766
Posted By burnthesheep

All the feels, Cav rides with junior fan after...

All the feels, Cav rides with junior fan after Tour rejection:

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/mark-cavendish-goes-ride-young-fan-cheer-us-429749
07-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By burnthesheep

Around here (not worlds qualifiers) the GFNS...

Around here (not worlds qualifiers) the GFNS events do timed climb segments. Not overall finish time. For Asheville and the other one. The 100 miler has 4 as the qualifier. So it is NOT a point...
07-05-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,050
Posted By burnthesheep

The handlebar came in. It looks sweet. The...

The handlebar came in. It looks sweet. The quality of it appears really good. I did some forum and other searching first on it to make sure it was something decent. The wing sweep isn't so much to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,774
Posted By burnthesheep

While the finding a different group part might be...

While the finding a different group part might be true, it doesn't make the question invalid. There'll always be someone somewhere doing it, I just wanted to know why before ever saying something in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,774
Posted By burnthesheep

They didn't exactly make the road wider where the...

They didn't exactly make the road wider where the divider was installed. Meaning, it's much narrower than where we do rotate off and are 4-wide. They pretty much at some point appear to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,774
Posted By burnthesheep

I was postulating as to why they might do it. ...

I was postulating as to why they might do it. That's why I was talking about the % grade and how much help the draft is.

It's upsetting to have someone force you make an evasive maneuver...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,774
Posted By burnthesheep

Tim has it closer to what I'm talking about. ...

Tim has it closer to what I'm talking about.

I'm sure we have folks who do it eloquently and we never notice. Slip up a few spots sometime before they arrive where they need to do this totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,774
Posted By burnthesheep

Your opinions on the "run-up and drift back"

Didn't put this in the 33 racer forum, it's not a race ride.

I'm talking about people doing whatever possible to filter through a group to get up front, then drifting back on hills. I'd totally...
07-03-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

Speaking of getting excited with extra time to...

Speaking of getting excited with extra time to ride.......

Did the group ride last night. It was so stinking hot and humid. I was feeling a tad tired for it, but went out before the ride and did...
07-03-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

Assuming a sedentary job. Sure, I get up for...

Assuming a sedentary job. Sure, I get up for coffee, to see colleagues, go to meetings, or to walk something out on the site for 30min once in a while..........but I've got a sedentary job. We also...
07-02-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,934
Posted By burnthesheep

I think it's just the skewing of the whole time...

I think it's just the skewing of the whole time and intensity inverse relationship.

A hobbyist racer like myself has plenty of time to recover and have pretty much all the intensity per week you...
07-02-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,840
Posted By burnthesheep

For enough jaw opening you'll need the kind that...

For enough jaw opening you'll need the kind that has 3 foot long handles and weighs about 25 lbs.

Yes, the cable is THAT big.

Before we get all "lockpickinglawyer" on this topic.......let's...
07-02-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,840
Posted By burnthesheep

As for folks stealing bike racks, I had seen a...

As for folks stealing bike racks, I had seen a forum topic like this when looking for mine. I have the thread in locking hitch mount from Kuat I bought extra. I didn't like that or think that was...
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