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MoAlpha 10-20-21 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22276884)
you might be right, but I might throw up before I ever make it. I did hit 175 today and maybe I could have pushed it harder, wasnít the goal or what data Inwas trying to collect plus the group would have been pissed if I increased the speed anymore.

I was told to stop pulling at one pointÖ..

Theres a stretch of road where in the past it seemed like the group always accelerated at this point. I never got to lead at this section until today. I guess I did too much.

If you want to test things, I think you need a structured workout. I never seem to hit big numbers on group rides, no matter how hard.

MoAlpha 10-20-21 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22276892)
For example I've seen 240. Followed by a hospitalization.

Tachyarrhythmias don't count, yo.

big john 10-20-21 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22276655)
Prolly.

And I bet similarly, people complained to Dunlop that itís crazy you ďneedĒ pneumatic tires. With solid ones you never have to worry about a flat.

Trials motorcycles were once rigid frames. When rear suspension was introduced some Englishman was quoted as saying "How can you tell what the rear wheel is doing if it's attached to a bloody spring?"

LAJ 10-20-21 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22276907)
If you want to test things, I think you need a structured workout. I never seem to hit big numbers on group rides, no matter how hard.

A 40k TT will do it.

MoAlpha 10-20-21 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22276939)
A 40k TT will do it.

That's pretty structured.

WhyFi 10-20-21 02:59 PM

Got in a second ride with the previously mentioned, and recently mounted, Pirelli P-Zeros. They're not the most supple tires in the world, even when running them slightly lower than I used to run the Michelin or Schwalbe, but holy schnikes are they grippy as stink. It's the most glued-to-the-road feeling I've ever experienced. I almost feel like I could slam on the rear brake and go over the bars before locking up the tire.

LAJ 10-20-21 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22276944)
That's pretty structured.

About as structured as it gets.

indyfabz 10-20-21 03:19 PM

New Timbuk2 messenger bag is on its way!

gnome 10-20-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22276881)
ATTN: Velo Vol

1984 Buick alert. Plenty of room for bikes in the back. Located in Cheyenne, WY so you could see the country as you drive it home. Asking $5500

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...fb&oe=6174CBBC

Crucial woodgrain dash

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...e2&oe=6175672C

want. of course by the time it was shipped here it would cost triple that. And then there is the inspections and costs to get it road legal here. you only need one kidney right?

BillyD 10-20-21 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22276962)
New Timbuk2 messenger bag is on its way!

Oh cool, thatís where my mother always threatened to knock me. :roflmao2:

Trsnrtr 10-20-21 03:44 PM

At 70, I still see 165-166 about once a week but anything over 155 makes me feel uncomfortable. Now, if we start talking LHR, I have most people beat. :innocent:

indyfabz 10-20-21 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22276981)
Oh cool, thatís where my mother always threatened to knock me. :roflmao2:

Same here. There and into the middle of next week.

Trsnrtr 10-20-21 03:49 PM

My threat was always, "Quit crying or I'll give you something to cry about."

I never understand that. :foo:

Mojo31 10-20-21 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22276972)
want. of course by the time it was shipped here it would cost triple that. And then there is the inspections and costs to get it road legal here. you only need one kidney right?

You can sell part of your liver also. It'll grow back. Repeat over and over for a sustainable income supply.

genejockey 10-20-21 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22276998)
You can sell part of your liver also. It'll grow back. Repeat over and over for a sustainable income supply.

The Promethean approach to wealth acquisition.

BillyD 10-20-21 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22276769)
At your age, 200 should be doable. Do a nice set of 3 min suprathreshold intervals and take the last one up to Z7 until you lose bowel and bladder control.

Yeah, F that noise. Only time Iíve seen guys throw up is on the first or second day of basketball tryouts. Involuntarily. Baseball players wouldnít even dream of it.

BillyD 10-20-21 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22276987)
Same here. There and into the middle of next week.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22276990)
My threat was always, "Quit crying or I'll give you something to cry about."

I never understand that. :foo:

Yes, Iíve heard both of those. :lol:

Eric F 10-20-21 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22276946)
Got in a second ride with the previously mentioned, and recently mounted, Pirelli P-Zeros. They're not the most supple tires in the world, even when running them slightly lower than I used to run the Michelin or Schwalbe, but holy schnikes are they grippy as stink. It's the most glued-to-the-road feeling I've ever experienced. I almost feel like I could slam on the rear brake and go over the bars before locking up the tire.

Hmmm...I'm with you on the lack of suppleness, but I haven't felt the grippy factor. Are they holding air for you? I'm having trouble with mine again, and can't find the source of the leak. 80psi down to nothing overnight, but I can't hear anything leaking. I added another 20ml of Orange juice, and swished/shook/spun it around, but it didn't make a difference. Next step if to submerge it in the bathtub, I guess. I'm getting pretty irritated with it. Zero issues like this with the Contis. Grrr....

datlas 10-20-21 04:52 PM

Re:tires, I have used exclusively conti GP (finishing up hoarded 4000s) for the past decade. I am not adventurous enough to try anything else. Will be premiering 5000s soon.

#GoodEnough

DougRNS 10-20-21 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22276902)
In my prime (early 30s), 207bpm was commonly seen at the end of a race sprint, and I could do extended climbs at 192. Today, I max at 189.

I've learned here that is called cardiac drift.
Heart rate stays high throughout but power decreases.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...32e316b3ac.jpg

DougRNS 10-20-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22276907)
If you want to test things, I think you need a structured workout. I never seem to hit big numbers on group rides, no matter how hard.

that's because the group is slowing you down. Ride with Cat1/pro only.
#NoHyperbole

Velo Vol 10-20-21 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22276881)
Located in Cheyenne, WY so you could see the country as you drive it home.

Go to WY this time of year? Hard pass.

LesterOfPuppets 10-20-21 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277115)
Go to WY this time of year? Hard pass.

Cheyenne is just barely in Wyoming. You can think of it as being Nebraska or Colorado if you prefer.

LesterOfPuppets 10-20-21 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22277031)
Yeah, F that noise. Only time Iíve seen guys throw up is on the first or second day of basketball tryouts. Involuntarily. Baseball players wouldnít even dream of it.

They'll never get to first base of they don't run fast enough to puke! :)

Velo Vol 10-20-21 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22277130)
Cheyenne is just barely in Wyoming. You can think of it as being Nebraska or Colorado if you prefer.

There's only a three month window to safely travel anywhere out there : June - August.

LesterOfPuppets 10-20-21 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22277136)
There's only a three month window to safely travel anywhere out there : June - August.

We got snow in Rock Springs in June and July also. The July snow didn't really stick though.

LesterOfPuppets 10-20-21 06:37 PM

Cheyenne is home to the world's greatest gigantic cowboy boot,

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...075de8022c.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 10-20-21 06:43 PM

Minnetonka report:

It's a beautiful evening out there. Boating season sure is short up thataway!

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...b5&oe=617510EA

LAJ 10-20-21 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22277132)
They'll never get to first base of they don't run fast enough to puke! :)

Baseball players are very good at what they do, but I really don't think they're anywhere near a basketball player in regards to athleticism.

WhyFi 10-20-21 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22277037)
Hmmm...I'm with you on the lack of suppleness, but I haven't felt the grippy factor. Are they holding air for you? I'm having trouble with mine again, and can't find the source of the leak. 80psi down to nothing overnight, but I can't hear anything leaking. I added another 20ml of Orange juice, and swished/shook/spun it around, but it didn't make a difference. Next step if to submerge it in the bathtub, I guess. I'm getting pretty irritated with it. Zero issues like this with the Contis. Grrr....

Huh, weird that you don't find them grippy; I haven't ridden the 5k TLs, but I've ridden various Black Chili Contis and they didn't stand out much in that regard. The tackiness and softness has me wondering if I can expect to get ****** mileage out of them. I guess we'll see.

And yeah, they've held air well. They dropped a little, maybe 10psi, the night after they were installed (I didn't ride/spin them extensively after installing), but I actually had to let air out this morning because they didn't drop as much as I'd wanted them to.


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