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tobukog 03-08-19 09:56 PM

Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.


carleton 03-09-19 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by tobukog (Post 20829636)
Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

https://youtu.be/eJK_Yoyt7oA

Nice video!

seau grateau 03-09-19 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by tobukog (Post 20829636)
Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

https://youtu.be/eJK_Yoyt7oA

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

queerpunk 03-10-19 01:52 PM

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.

zizou 03-10-19 02:16 PM

sad news, 23 is no age at all

700wheel 03-30-19 07:24 PM

Upcoming hour record event --- Victor Campenarts --- Track Bike photos:
Victor Campenaerts' Ridley Arena TT Hour Record - Gallery | Cyclingnews.com

Morelock 03-31-19 07:52 AM

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.

Morelock 04-16-19 08:52 AM

of Campenaerts hour record attempt (9a.m. PT 4/16/19)

taras0000 04-16-19 10:23 AM

20 minutes in and he's averaged 55.07km, and is riding at 55.4 km//h.

Morelock 04-16-19 11:42 AM

55.089km Very impressive. Some of his final laps in the 16.1 range!

carleton 04-16-19 02:33 PM

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 :D

RChung 04-16-19 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20887294)
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.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...759c240b3e.png

Morelock 04-17-19 06:37 AM

thanks for the chart! I had him below .2, but not as far below as most people seem to have him.

RChung 04-17-19 09:55 AM

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).

ToddTheBod 04-27-19 07:43 AM

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!

Thanks

Morelock 05-09-19 08:20 AM

New LOOK cockpit (pursuit) - has some nice/unique features and "reasonably" priced (for a top end cockpit)

https://www.endurancebusiness.com/wp...-from-LOOK.jpg

Discussion on Slowtwitch with Q&A with one of the LOOK guys.

taras0000 05-19-19 05:52 AM

Some more eye candy

https://www.velobike.co.nz/blog/2019...o-track-review

carleton 05-22-19 09:04 PM

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

Voodoo76 05-27-19 09:59 AM


Didn't see that coming. :)

seau grateau 05-27-19 10:18 AM

I was surprised he made 4:30 on the first run. Will be interesting to see how far he can go.

carleton 05-27-19 06:11 PM

That's amazing.

For those that aren't familiar, it was mentioned in the video that 4:30 would have won silver at US Elite Nationals after Ashton Lambie's 4:27.497. That's 2.503" faster. Gaimon lost that much and more with the wobbly line he had.

Gaimon hasn't ridden a track bike in 11 years...and set a pace for 4:30 and hit it on the nose (what if he paced for faster?). It's safe to say that Gaimon is already on the Long Team and a strong candidate to make the 5-man roster.

Now they have to go score points to qualify for the Olympics. They may be a day late and a dollar short.

I've always said that the best trackies are lost to the road.

I hope he's current on his WADA Biological Passport. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but doesn't he have to declare his eligibility like a year (or more) before any event that he plans to race so he can be on the testing schedule for that year and going forward?

seau grateau 05-27-19 06:18 PM

Well technically he rode a track bike a couple months ago...


topflightpro 05-28-19 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20950024)
I hope he's current on his WADA Biological Passport. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but doesn't he have to declare his eligibility like a year (or more) before any event that he plans to race so he can be on the testing schedule for that year and going forward?

He's mentioned a few times on Twitter that he still gets tested, so I assume he is.

Morelock 05-28-19 08:02 AM

pretty impressive, but sort of makes sense too.

He has had some experience with track in the past. He's mentioned a few times that since "retirement" he's actually gotten quite a bit stronger on shorter / punchier climbs. (Which again, makes sense when you don't need to kill yourself daily) quite a few years of big base to pull from as well.

It's not "that hard" to take a guy with big power and make him ~ .2 cda. Once you nail the w/cda, it's just getting down the technical / going full nerd on the aero gains, and then putting in the specific training. If he's doing 4:30 on a "lark" he's not too far off.

carleton 05-28-19 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20950730)
pretty impressive, but sort of makes sense too.

He has had some experience with track in the past. He's mentioned a few times that since "retirement" he's actually gotten quite a bit stronger on shorter / punchier climbs. (Which again, makes sense when you don't need to kill yourself daily) quite a few years of big base to pull from as well.

It's not "that hard" to take a guy with big power and make him ~ .2 cda. Once you nail the w/cda, it's just getting down the technical / going full nerd on the aero gains, and then putting in the specific training. If he's doing 4:30 on a "lark" he's not too far off.

Yeah, his story isn't unique among pro (and recently retired pro) roadies.

This is why I think it's an untapped resource.

I've told this story a few times before, but, the guy who won the US Elite Nationals Points race back-to-back 2010 and 2011, lapping the field (which included Olympians) both years, was a low-tier former pro roadie. Coincidental/Lucky lightning doesn't strike the same place twice. That was strength and skill.

I think he was team manager of the development squad or something (not sure on how all that works) for Team Type 1 (now Novo Nordisk). Dan Holt.

He was local to DLV and spoke with him. He was 100% gung-ho to represent the US in international competition (World Cups, Pan Ams, etc...), but it's my understanding that they passed on him in favor of other riders.

So, I know it's costly to scour the country for untapped talent like British Cycling did before their rise to prominence by taking ergos to schools and testing kids and whatnot. But, geez, you got thousands of roadies with billions of miles in their legs to pick from. Pick some, pay them, groom them, profit.

I know the top guys won't bite (Phinney was supposed to be the next great track champion for the ages, but passed to race road), but there are guys and ladies slugging it out being domestiques hauling water bottles up hills for minimum wage when they could actually be Olympic caliber trackies. Get them on board.

Morelock 05-29-19 09:12 AM

Sadly it seems since Project 96 that US interest in track (at least at a high level) has fallen off, at least for men. I wonder if Phinney would trade his Polkadot jersey from the tour for an Olympic medal on the track? I doubt it. The dream of something like Roubaix seems to eclipse everything else, no matter how unlikely.

I'm not sure about other countries, but here for a domestique to swap to track, they'd probably be taking a big pay cut (not saying they are getting fat paid as is) and most can't afford to do that.

Voodoo76 05-29-19 11:16 AM

Good analysis Morelock, a lot of past conditioning to live off while building speed. Phil has shown a nerdy side, see some of his climbing bike weight weenie videos. So I'm sure going Aero geek should come naturally.

This may help the Track program in spite of itself. Phil has a pretty broad audience that is anything but Track centered and is totally independent (so USA Cycling can't mismanage it lol). Might be something to build on.

carleton 05-29-19 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20952491)
Sadly it seems since Project 96 that US interest in track (at least at a high level) has fallen off, at least for men. I wonder if Phinney would trade his Polkadot jersey from the tour for an Olympic medal on the track? I doubt it. The dream of something like Roubaix seems to eclipse everything else, no matter how unlikely.

I'm not sure about other countries, but here for a domestique to swap to track, they'd probably be taking a big pay cut (not saying they are getting fat paid as is) and most can't afford to do that.

You make good points.


I wonder if Phinney would trade his Polkadot jersey from the tour for an Olympic medal on the track? I doubt it.

Maybe not for one medal, but recall that Phinney was the Enduro that hung with the Sprinters in the Kilo:



The day after winning the 4k pursuit, Taylor Phinney wins gold in the 1k and sets another new American record.


A day after setting a new American record and winning gold in the individual 4 kilometer pursuit, Taylor Phinney set another American record on his way to winning the 1K time trial. Phinney's time of 1:01.641 was a split second faster than the previous U.S. record of 1:01.825, set by Erin Hartwell, in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1995. The world record of 58.875 was set by Arnaud Tournant in La Paz, Bolivia in 2001.
https://www.velonews.com/2009/02/tra...n-record_87736

2009:
https://i.imgur.com/eC2Ftvk.jpg

2010:
https://i.imgur.com/Gh8Til3.jpg


If Hoy enjoyed 6 Olympic Gold medals and one Silver, how many might Phinney (the prodigious child of 2 Olympians) have won across endurance (mass start, Omnium, IP, TP) and sprint events (kilo, keirin)?

https://i.imgur.com/d1ugyoj.jpg

Morelock 05-30-19 08:16 AM

Good points, but you also have to think spending 4 years at a time trying to peak for one event is a hard thing to do mentally. Also, for Phinney, personal glory definitely wouldn't be near guaranteed with no IP (or Kilo) in 12/16 games. His best bet would have probably been TP, but that's putting a lot of faith in finding 3 other prodigies. Keirin possibly with the right focus, but both it and even more the omnium require a healthy dose of luck as well as skill.

Hoy was obviously brilliant (as well as Kenny) but when we compare the two we really just go right back to the culture surrounding the athlete. Big difference from 2008+(04 really) in GB and the USA. My guess is Phinney likely would have been lucky to medal. Not to say that his road career has been easy either.

*speaking just in terms of Olympic medals. If you count WC / big events, it's almost a sure thing Phinney would have been VERY highly decorated.

Morelock 06-01-19 06:48 AM

https://velobike.squarespace.com/wahoo-adapter

Saw this today browsing the net. I know a few people had discussed it and seen a few in the wild a while back under some nat team riders, seems like it's going into a sort of production.


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