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07-20-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 581
Posted By burnthesheep

Cycling caps arenít old school or new hipster. ...

Cycling caps arenít old school or new hipster. They work to prevent sunburn amd prevent sweat running onto your eyes or needing a sweat gutter for your helmet.

It wonít appreciably warm you...
07-19-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,219
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol, I still remember seeing a tall guy driving...

Lol, I still remember seeing a tall guy driving either a Fox or Jetta to a meet years and years ago. His arms were so long and the door to window ratio so short, he was "hugging" the car door with...
07-19-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,137
Posted By burnthesheep

Cycling is different than running stuff in that...

Cycling is different than running stuff in that you're moving a solid volume of air over your body to exchange your body heat despite it being really hot.

Running, even a fast runner is only going...
07-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By burnthesheep

In this scenario the giver should never stipulate...

In this scenario the giver should never stipulate that to receive anything you have to take all their trash for them.

If that were the case, I'd tell them to throw it all in the trash also.
...
07-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,219
Posted By burnthesheep

Someone mentioned the pillars of vehicles...

Someone mentioned the pillars of vehicles obstructing views.

The very rules for vehicle design and improvements for passenger safety in cars has made pedestrians and cyclist more vulnerable.
...
07-19-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By burnthesheep

I finished up last night. It was a couple hours...

I finished up last night. It was a couple hours spent fabbing the piece of alum to hold the clamp and making sure I got things right.

It works. I sat on the trainer and went through the gears...
07-18-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,642
Posted By burnthesheep

I just tried it, it didn't pull up any at 90. It...

I just tried it, it didn't pull up any at 90. It did have some "workout power music" random stuff at like 120 bpm.

There's a running website that gives the bpm by song, could lookup what you like...
07-18-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By burnthesheep

Mcmastercarr, Grainger, etc.... Worth a shot...

Mcmastercarr, Grainger, etc....

Worth a shot I suppose. Measure width/length of belt and stuff and look it up on those sites.
07-18-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,008
Posted By burnthesheep

Less whataboutisms and more adherence to the...

Less whataboutisms and more adherence to the law/rules.

I can sympathize with a commuter if the speed limit is 10 and you got a ticket for 15. I cannot if the limit is 15 and you got a ticket for...
07-18-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By burnthesheep

I found and bought the cable clamp/holder. It's...

I found and bought the cable clamp/holder. It's basically a two cable clamp for the exact diameter that shift housing happens to be. From the wire/cable/rope section of hardware store.

It has a...
07-17-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By burnthesheep

The bikes are part of rolling billboards (bike...

The bikes are part of rolling billboards (bike plus rider) at the biggest cycling event on the planet. Therefore, the rolling billboard must be perfect.

They even have their clothing sponsors...
07-17-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13,717
Views: 706,185
Posted By burnthesheep

Had to focus on the 3x8's at lunch mentally. I...

Had to focus on the 3x8's at lunch mentally. I upped the power again to hit 300w now on those. Early this spring was at 270 to 280 on those.

I really want to fix the cables on the road bike to...
07-17-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,642
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh yes I'm a spinner. Today's lunch hour torture...

Oh yes I'm a spinner. Today's lunch hour torture was 3x8min sets. Average cadence for the entire 40 min of warmup, sets, and a minute or so spindown was 102rpm. Average. If I'm doing 3x3min sets...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't know if pros drop bikes more than joes,...

I don't know if pros drop bikes more than joes, but consider how many times it's been disassembled and reassembled to fit into a travel carrier. That means messing with screws on the stem, possibly...
07-17-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By burnthesheep

I went to the LBS and bought some extra shift...

I went to the LBS and bought some extra shift housing, knowing I'll mess something up and need to try again.

I took the black flange and drilled it just big enough to pass a shift housing through...
07-17-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13,717
Views: 706,185
Posted By burnthesheep

The road bike is still down for the count getting...

The road bike is still down for the count getting cables at the house. So, I took the Crockett for the first time ever for some full-speed work on the local cyclocross course.

I thought the...
07-17-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,583
Posted By burnthesheep

You know what % of any amateur in any sport goes...

You know what % of any amateur in any sport goes pro at even the most marginal level? It's small. So it will likely never be a career either for anyone that's in their teens or 20's also.

To...
07-16-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
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: 5,830
Views: 379,783
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: 3,352
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: 30
Views: 8,797
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: 78
Views: 3,658
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: 17
Views: 575
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: 54
Views: 2,679
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: 17
Views: 575
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: 3,352
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: 30
Views: 8,797
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: 481
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: 682
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: 18
Views: 1,058
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: 13,717
Views: 706,185
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: 3,883
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: 841
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: 13,717
Views: 706,185
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: 18
Views: 1,058
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: 5,830
Views: 379,783
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: 328
Views: 23,844
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: 143
Views: 7,583
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: 18
Views: 1,058
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: 2,188
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: 19
Views: 1,180
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: 2,133
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: 1,273
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: 2,024
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: 688
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: 101
Views: 4,749
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: 3,883
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: 13,717
Views: 706,185
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: 3,352
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: 1,947
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...
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