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Old 02-28-19, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 700wheel View Post
The list does show a Japan channel with broadcast times for the WC. Maybe those stations are like Comcast in the USA - pay for the optional service or forget seeing it. I understand that those UCI
broadcast affiliates pay for blocks of races from the UCI and geoblock anyone else from watching it.

I'm planning on "cable cutting" in a few months because YouTube TV offers the Olympic Channel, NBCSports, and the Tennis Channel. By cable cutting I'm going to save around $1,000 per year. Could you somehow sign up for YouTube TV?
Dang it. Thanks for this, 700wheel. It's the first season we can't watch here in JPN. No way I can justify paying to the boss.
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Old 03-06-19, 10:34 AM
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Looks like SRM has caught on to the short(er) crank lengths.

The Origin is now offered with lengths down 160mm, although if you opt out of the standard trilobe (170/172.5/175) size then you have to settle for non-adjustable aluminum arms.
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Old 03-07-19, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
Thanks, but looks like it's geo blocked in Japan. Why why why?
we get geo blocked in the UK as well for about a month then we can watch the recordings on YouTube.
i just use a VPN to set my location as Hong Kong and watch the uci channel live on YouTube or watch the recordings whenever I want.

the app SetupVPN works very well on google chrome and is free on desktop.
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Old 03-07-19, 01:34 PM
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Interesting CFD study on Sprint position Aerodynamics. Not a lot of info on that kind of stuff.
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Old 03-07-19, 05:03 PM
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Interesting CFD study on Sprint position Aerodynamics. Not a lot of info on that kind of stuff.

Great find. Published just last month!

It examines the road “head below the back, crotch on the stem, and chin on the tire” sprint position that (I believe) Cav made popular but others use now.

I can’t recall ever seeing that position on the track. I believe it to be precarious due to the fixed hub bucking a rider if (s)he gets it wrong.
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Old 03-08-19, 09:56 PM
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Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

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Originally Posted by tobukog View Post
Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

https://youtu.be/eJK_Yoyt7oA
Nice video!
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Old 03-09-19, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tobukog View Post
Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

https://youtu.be/eJK_Yoyt7oA
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Kelly Catlin died a few nights ago: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kell...ies-at-age-23/
Team USA, Olympic medalist, World Champion, etc.
An incredibly gifted young woman on and off the bike. Tragic.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. Someone will always answer - you're not alone.
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Old 03-10-19, 02:16 PM
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sad news, 23 is no age at all
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Old 03-30-19, 07:24 PM
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Upcoming hour record event --- Victor Campenarts --- Track Bike photos:
Victor Campenaerts' Ridley Arena TT Hour Record - Gallery | Cyclingnews.com
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some cool tech, the integrated bars are nice although I'm sure it's considered against the "spirit" of the rules to have rests for your forearms.

I'd say he has a really good shot. That said, Mexico hasn't been the panacea needed for the last few attempts to hit 54.5.
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Old 04-16-19, 08:52 AM
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of Campenaerts hour record attempt (9a.m. PT 4/16/19)
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20 minutes in and he's averaged 55.07km, and is riding at 55.4 km//h.

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Old 04-16-19, 11:42 AM
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55.089km Very impressive. Some of his final laps in the 16.1 range!
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Old 04-16-19, 02:33 PM
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Peak Age and Performance Progression in World-Class Weightlifting and Powerlifting Athletes

Results:

Peak age (mean ± SD) was 35 ± 7 y for powerlifters and 26 ± 3 y for weightlifters, a large most likely substantial difference of 9, ±1 y (mean, ±90% confidence limits). Men showed possibly higher peak age than women in weightlifting (0.8, ±0.7 y; small), and a possibly lower peak age in powerlifting (1.3, ±1.8 y; trivial). Peak age of athletes who ever won a medal was very likely less than that of non-medalists in weightlifting (1.3, ±0.6 y; small), while the difference in powerlifters was trivial but unclear. Five-year improvements prior to peak age were 12 ± 10% for powerlifters and 9 ± 7% for weightlifters, a small possibly substantial difference (2.9, ±2.1%). Women exhibited possibly greater improvements than men in powerlifting (2.7, ±3.8%; small) and very likely greater in weightlifting (3.5, ±1.6%; small). Medalists possibly improved less than non-medalists among powerlifters (-1.7, ±2.3%; small), while the difference was likely trivial for weightlifters (2.3, ±1.8%).
Peak strength and power performance can come in the mid-30s.

This may explain Theo Bos being one of the fastest sprinters in the world at age 35. And there are countless other stories.

Athletic progression doesn't end after 25
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Old 04-16-19, 07:25 PM
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55.089km Very impressive. Some of his final laps in the 16.1 range!
This is power at the track surface. Add a few watts (maybe 5 or so) if you want power at the crank spider.

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Old 04-17-19, 06:37 AM
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thanks for the chart! I had him below .2, but not as far below as most people seem to have him.
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Old 04-17-19, 09:55 AM
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I didn't want to make a guess about his exact CdA. At that air density, he would've needed a watts/CdA ratio of somewhere between 1810 and 1835 (for watts at the track surface).
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Old 04-27-19, 07:43 AM
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My friend and I recently started a podcast focused on cycling training and racing, and we sat down and chatted with Ashton Lambie.

Talking To Ashton Lambie - Empirical Cycling

Give it a listen, and maybe check out some of the other episodes and let me know what you think!

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Old 05-09-19, 08:20 AM
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New LOOK cockpit (pursuit) - has some nice/unique features and "reasonably" priced (for a top end cockpit)



Discussion on Slowtwitch with Q&A with one of the LOOK guys.
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Some more eye candy

https://www.velobike.co.nz/blog/2019...o-track-review
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Not sure if this has been posted before. Apparently, it's been on YouTube since 2015.

CHEETAH: The Nelson Vails Story (Full Version)


1 hr 6 minutes.

For those not familiar with Vails: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Vails
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Didn't see that coming.
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I was surprised he made 4:30 on the first run. Will be interesting to see how far he can go.
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