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04-28-21, 01:35 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Cool, that was enough to find some breadcrumbs...

Cool, that was enough to find some breadcrumbs that make it seem so: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK231117/
04-28-21, 10:18 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thing Three is addicted to Rocket League. It's a...

Thing Three is addicted to Rocket League. It's a cool game. I haven't put in the time to learn it.

BTW: I recently moved to a new job, back into the games industry, working on NBA 2K as a director...
04-28-21, 09:25 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Is this a thing? It also seems like it could just...

Is this a thing? It also seems like it could just challenge your hydration around the clock while elevating your HR the whole day. I can see it either way, but wondering if it's more than placebo...
04-27-21, 10:38 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Nice one TMonk ! Looks like you got the rhythm of...

Nice one TMonk ! Looks like you got the rhythm of the field back with you.

Thanks for starting this thread -- after 8 years, I had no idea where race reports went (apologies for polluting...
04-26-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Raced the Driveway on Thursday night. First race...

Raced the Driveway on Thursday night. First race in about 8 years. Team orders were P/1/2/3, so off I went. This was the "Speed Loop" course, clockwise -- not many successful breaks on this course as...
03-26-21, 04:15 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Good stuff. We went to Beaver Creek for spring...

Good stuff. We went to Beaver Creek for spring break last week. Last day my daughter and I got 25,000 feet just ignoring all the other people in our group targeting steeps. Just stayed on black and...
03-16-21, 03:58 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Must be nice. I've never seen an SUV that can...

Must be nice. I've never seen an SUV that can take my bike upright on a fork mount. My current 58 is sitting at max post height, and it's hopeless for SUV fit. I should really be riding a 60, but...
03-11-21, 01:37 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Actually, that seems to have subsided....

Actually, that seems to have subsided. Interesting. High volume start to the week too, and they feel fine
03-11-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Just cleaned out my office. Starting new job in 1...

Just cleaned out my office. Starting new job in 1 wk. Moving from Defense software back to games.

Thing 3 (NICA Racer) outgrew his Med Rockhopper, which was a temporary "is he gonna become a bike...
03-10-21, 02:20 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

~Two hours SST in the morning yesterday, then...

~Two hours SST in the morning yesterday, then coached MTB team for an off-road hour of race pace with 2x 2 minute intervals each ~2 mile lap. Was a tough day, but had fun starting mid-field and...
03-03-21, 04:30 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Same. It's still a thing.

Same. It's still a thing.
03-03-21, 04:26 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Seems like most people see a 10% FTP drop in a TT...

Seems like most people see a 10% FTP drop in a TT position. Some of that is due to training time in position, but the aero benefits dictate that one make some power sacrifices in a TT position. So...
02-24-21, 04:28 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

It's a great position. I learned about it in like...

It's a great position. I learned about it in like three frames of the 2021 Specialized Epic promo ad. Several of the juniors on the HS team do it, but all those who also race road just use IAB/puppy...
02-22-21, 09:37 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Anyone else have chronically sore legs developing...

Anyone else have chronically sore legs developing around their 50th birthday. This is some bull***t. Been a thing for about four or five months. Took a week off the bike completely to enjoy the TX...
02-22-21, 09:23 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

It's really no trouble if you have a round post....

It's really no trouble if you have a round post. It's only about $200 to get started with a good one. Cheaper than a nice aero handlebar. Super reliable.

I have one on my Trek Stache, and was kind...
02-22-21, 09:17 AM
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Views: 3,428
Posted By waterrockets

We're all roadies here, but damn! The purity of...

We're all roadies here, but damn! The purity of your roadieness is epic. Congrats! :P
02-11-21, 03:28 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Wouldn't it be more just "how much to keep it...

Wouldn't it be more just "how much to keep it above freezing at temperature X?" I haven't used one, but it seems like it would have a thermostat and turn it on to make sure it's always at 40F or...
02-10-21, 03:42 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

It's the standard in the UK ...

It's the standard in the UK
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/front-brakes-right-uk-408381#:~:text=Most%20bikes%20that%20come%20in,heading%20out%20for%20a%20ride.

It's also more...
02-10-21, 03:33 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yesterday I did 36 miles of mid-tempo pre-dawn...

Yesterday I did 36 miles of mid-tempo pre-dawn with some friends and Thing 3. Then evening NICA team coaching MTB practice --> one lap Veloway threshold intervals (expected 8' - 10'). Decided to...
02-10-21, 03:17 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

First off -- yeah, I wouldn't race with an...

First off -- yeah, I wouldn't race with an artificial joint. Not built for crashes, and one is in less control of crashy future in a race than solo.

I also want to say that the danger of bad...
02-10-21, 03:07 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

195 lbs. Power chart for all of 2020 shows me at...

195 lbs. Power chart for all of 2020 shows me at 300W avg for 38 minutes at some point last year. That workout was doing ZCIs (6x5x1), which takes 35 minutes ;) Interesting that the average is that...
02-08-21, 12:09 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

It's been weird as mountain biking has forced its...

It's been weird as mountain biking has forced its way into my schedule through Thing 3's NICA team and my coaching role there. I cannot wait for the road schedule to come back to life in TX, but it...
02-03-21, 07:26 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Dang.

Dang.
02-03-21, 11:07 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

35 miles road SST yesterday morning 14 miles of...

35 miles road SST yesterday morning
14 miles of XC race simulation last night with Thing 3's HS MTB team (super fun figure 8 course on a technical set of trails -- 1100 ft climbing total)
25 miles...
02-01-21, 03:06 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

https://www.renehersecycles.com/aerodynamics-of-re...

https://www.renehersecycles.com/aerodynamics-of-real-world-bicycles/
01-28-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,816
Posted By waterrockets

Is there any info that overstuffed pockets are...

Is there any info that overstuffed pockets are more aero than bar bags? Seems negligible. I'll give you the 2oz weight difference. At any rate I am actually to the point that my 29F kit will not...
01-28-21, 03:11 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Coolest would be cheap and good, in my world....

Coolest would be cheap and good, in my world. It's not staying on the bike -- just for occasional temp swings or if I'm riding over 100 miles and not planning to fuel at convenience stores. So.......
01-27-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Talking about the Venge reminds me... I am going...

Talking about the Venge reminds me... I am going to race again next time there's a crit or RR w/in 2 hours...
...
01-27-21, 02:44 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

This brings up the other point... I don't have a...

This brings up the other point... I don't have a seat bag. I have a Venge and I believe there's a religious problem there somehow with the aero gods. Second idiocy on my part, that means I carry my...
01-26-21, 11:51 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Did 3x 10 threshold intervals with Thing 3...

Did 3x 10 threshold intervals with Thing 3 yesterday in the rain/dark at the Veloway. Trying to teach him how to keep power up in spite of turning/slowing (control speed with front brake and power...
01-26-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

This was it for me. I bought a bag two weeks ago....

This was it for me. I bought a bag two weeks ago. Got tired of heading out for 70-100 miles when it's 31F then trying to deal with clothes as it warms into the 60s. The damned new race jerseys are...
01-13-21, 02:51 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Perfect. Great progress for him! I remember in...

Perfect. Great progress for him! I remember in April WR Jr was struggling to hold 15mph. It moves fast. Enjoy!
01-12-21, 02:22 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Ramp test last night. ~328W FTP again, for the...

Ramp test last night. ~328W FTP again, for the third month. I think I may be able to kick the plateau by March when the warmer temps allow full effort intervals more easily. The cold weather clothing...
01-12-21, 02:06 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I may have to quit Strava. WR Jr. went and did...

I may have to quit Strava. WR Jr. went and did the hill behind our house 2s slower than my PR during his 1' test. Ugh.
01-05-21, 12:19 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I took Thing 3 out for a sprint workout today (he...

I took Thing 3 out for a sprint workout today (he started riding in April and has taken it pretty seriously -- he's to the point of needing some specificity for MTB and road racing). Anyway, it's...
01-04-21, 01:15 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I think you should consider abandoning the TT...

I think you should consider abandoning the TT position for VO2 workouts if you can't meet the demands. Or maybe set your FTP on a TT bike test position and work zones from there? Your training...
12-15-20, 09:49 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thanks -- good to see some of the same folks...

Thanks -- good to see some of the same folks around here too.



Interesting - do you think the previous was an off day for some reason, or head wasn't in it?
12-11-20, 01:06 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, he's doing great. This morning was more of...

Yeah, he's doing great. This morning was more of a recovery JRA ride (e.g. we stopped at Donut Taco Palace for breakfast on a 1 hour ride). Funny thing: there's a morning loop I've been doing over...
12-10-20, 12:20 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thanks! Good to see familiar "faces" in here. I...

Thanks! Good to see familiar "faces" in here. I think it will be good to get back in here and see that others are still doing this nonsense too.
12-10-20, 12:08 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Shiny! Good looking frameset.

Shiny! Good looking frameset.
12-10-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

ZCI™s this morning. Averaged 330W (fits 328W FTP...

ZCI™s this morning. Averaged 330W (fits 328W FTP result from MAP test two weeks ago).

Clearly on a threshold plateau. Probably time to move to VO2Max and AWC intervals for a bit. If racing picks...
06-25-20, 09:05 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

RIP pcad. This is terrible.

RIP pcad. This is terrible.
05-05-20, 04:24 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Ultegra R8020 front shifter sticking under tension

Hey, I bought a used ebay bike with Ultegra R8000 disc 11-spd group. When it arrived, I noticed that the front shifter, going from from small ring to big ring was catching before moving far enough to...
02-29-20, 11:22 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, not to bad timewise. I'm riding with a...

Yeah, not to bad timewise. I'm riding with a group at 5am every morning during the week, and an hour later on the weekends. Maintaining a touch of fitness. Only intervals are threshold and Vo2max -...
02-28-20, 06:17 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

'Sup?

'Sup?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 06:15 PM
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Views: 6,970
Posted By waterrockets

Yep

Yep
11-04-15, 04:53 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Lucky Brand jeans are the common body builder...

Lucky Brand jeans are the common body builder solution. I tried them, and they are awesome. I have three pair now, and they all fit just right in the waist, room for the thighs in most motions, and...
11-04-15, 07:58 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, I'm running the Cycolite bright stuff. 850...

Yeah, I'm running the Cycolite bright stuff. 850 Lumens up front, and a 2W taillight. Visibility isn't a problem, but I do have some pretty significant problems with runners in the bike lanes, and...
11-03-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18,065
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Posted By waterrockets

Thanks all. Busy times for sure. For clarity, not...

Thanks all. Busy times for sure. For clarity, not all of my coaching is soccer (that would be crazy). I've got a First Lego League team too (Lego robotics).

The job thing has been great though. I...
11-03-15, 11:49 AM
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Views: 1,323,834
Posted By waterrockets

Sucks to hear of the deaths. Hey all, I...

Sucks to hear of the deaths.


Hey all, I hope all is going well around here. I landed a dream job after a very brief (and anticipated) layoff in late July. Family is doing great -- but I'm...
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