Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   Addiction 2022.1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1244501)

WhyFi 01-18-22 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22378626)
The losing part has gotten harder as I've gotten older. I also don't really want to get back down to "race weight". 180-ish is good for me, at this point in my life.

I hear ya. I haven't quite reached the point where it's a chore, but I'm not going to be afraid to call it good when I do, either.

genejockey 01-18-22 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378578)
Yeah, my wife works mostly in R and is... thoughtful and orderly. I have to hear about others, all the time, that are less so and her struggles to make sense of their messes that don't translate or scale well or whatever the hell.

Well, THERE'S my PROBLEM!

genejockey 01-18-22 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22378580)
Only the people who care about going fast.

Only the people who care about going fast UPHILL.

phrantic09 01-18-22 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378418)
I know that you're strong and that you put in time, but that's actually the reason that the big bump might be worth scrutiny - you don't often see something like that outside of someone that's untrained and when you do, it's not the kind of thing that sneaks up on you. I don't know how/if you plan on actively using those numbers, but just keep it in mind.

I wouldnít use it for much, I donít use eftp for training because ERG is merciless. Typically I use what an indoor ramp gives me, which is usually 10-15%ess than intervals.

Iíll validate it with a hill effort in the near future. But think itís possibly an outlier effort.

Eric F 01-18-22 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378673)
Only the people who care about going fast UPHILL.

Accurate.

Velo Vol 01-18-22 02:20 PM

Did seedsbelize get stuck on the bus?

WhyFi 01-18-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22378677)
I wouldnít use it for much, I donít use eftp for training because ERG is merciless.

Just take it out of ERG and do incline mode, or whatever it's called. I haven't touched ERG in ages (I've kind of turned the Alpe in to my interval training, anyway).

BillyD 01-18-22 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378425)
The thing about it is, it's ONE puzzle a day. That means a single distraction of however long it takes you, and then that's it for the next 24 hours. You can't get sucked in to doing it over and over.

So itís a tease, in other words. :notamused:

WhyFi 01-18-22 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378673)
Only the people who care about going fast UPHILL.

Hell, even on my 30'/mile rides, the weight makes a difference. For that matter, it makes a difference even on the 15'/mile rides in bam's neck of the woods! Now maybe if I lived in FL... but who'd want to do that? :o

genejockey 01-18-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378704)
Just take it out of ERG and do incline mode, or whatever it's called. I haven't touched ERG in ages (I've kind of turned the Alpe in to my interval training, anyway).

"Sim"

genejockey 01-18-22 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378710)
Hell, even on my 30'/mile rides, the weight makes a difference. For that matter, it makes a difference even on the 15'/mile rides in bam's neck of the woods! Now maybe if I lived in FL... but who'd want to do that? :o

GCN just did a thing on rider weight at constant W/kg. On a climb, equal W/kg had Ollie(65kg) and Alex (80kg) riding side by side. On the flat, equal W/kg had Alex leaving Ollie for dead.

rjones28 01-18-22 02:47 PM

POTD: clean shop edition

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e9615e1a29.png

BillyD 01-18-22 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378448)
Remembering commands, syntax, arguments, etc. Keeps me young.

At least, that's what I want to believe....

I believe youíre correct.

Iíd love to get back into some programming (thatís what we called it back in my day) but Iíve been away too long. Some days I wake up and donít even remember what day it is.

Velo Vol 01-18-22 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22378720)
POTD: clean shop edition

The cars don't care.

Mojo31 01-18-22 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22378708)
So itís a tease, in other words. :notamused:

Indeed, a tease without a flirt.

WhyFi 01-18-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378718)
GCN just did a thing on rider weight at constant W/kg. On a climb, equal W/kg had Ollie(65kg) and Alex (80kg) riding side by side. On the flat, equal W/kg had Alex leaving Ollie for dead.

I haven't seen that one but, on a related note, I surprised when Alex said he was 80kg on a different, recent video. He must be tall or dense, because he looks pretty lanky and I would have guessed he weighed less.

WhyFi 01-18-22 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378715)
"Sim"

:foo:

rjones28 01-18-22 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22378732)
The cars don't care.

^^^... doesn't get it.

genejockey 01-18-22 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378736)
I haven't seen that one but, on a related note, I surprised when Alex said he was 80kg on a different, recent video. He must be tall or dense, because he looks pretty lanky and I would have guessed he weighed less.

I think he's tallish. Perhaps seeing him anywhere near Conor makes him look small.

MoAlpha 01-18-22 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378718)
GCN just did a thing on rider weight at constant W/kg. On a climb, equal W/kg had Ollie(65kg) and Alex (80kg) riding side by side. On the flat, equal W/kg had Alex leaving Ollie for dead.

This is my experience. I have significant problems hanging with the big men on the flats.

MoAlpha 01-18-22 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22378677)
I wouldnít use it for much, I donít use eftp for training because ERG is merciless. Typically I use what an indoor ramp gives me, which is usually 10-15%ess than intervals.

Iíll validate it with a hill effort in the near future. But think itís possibly an outlier effort.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378704)
Just take it out of ERG and do incline mode, or whatever it's called. I haven't touched ERG in ages (I've kind of turned the Alpe in to my interval training, anyway).

Babies.

LAJ 01-18-22 03:22 PM

POTD: Clean Shop Edition Part II

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...acace4243d.jpg

WhyFi 01-18-22 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22378762)
Babies.

Don't make me dig up your Alpe PR. :notamused:


:p

MoAlpha 01-18-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378766)
Don't make me dig up your Alpe PR. :notamused:


:p

Its slow, but I never made a serious assault on it. :p

Trsnrtr 01-18-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378668)
I'll probably be upgrading my machine and/or grinder soon, but this certainly makes it easier to be a little more patient on both fronts.

If it can help my Rocky prevent channeling, it's a winner.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.