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01-31-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,260
Posted By burnthesheep

Ignoring budget........I'd never go back to...

Ignoring budget........I'd never go back to mechanical. Caveat, I tend to ride bikes with lots of hidden cables. Meaning any re-cabling of mechanical is a nightmare. Furthermore, complicated...
01-19-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By burnthesheep

This x1000. Especially with hobby...

This x1000.

Especially with hobby expenditures. You want to enjoy your hobby. If in a subjective way you buy something you don't wind up liking, it's wasted time-effort-money. You see folks...
01-13-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By burnthesheep

People who care too much about what others buy or...

People who care too much about what others buy or do seem to be projecting their regrets about their own decisions.
12-21-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By burnthesheep

It's been a shyte show at the house. Doing my...

It's been a shyte show at the house. Doing my best on all fronts. But it's been distracting and tiring.

Somehow, managed a 20min PR on Zwift up the climb. 305w. 30min at 302w. Based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,915
Posted By burnthesheep

There's practical reasons to both be able to...

There's practical reasons to both be able to perform at lower and higher cadences with the terrain you encounter or group/race scenario you find yourself in.

I'm going to throw it out there that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, bottom line is your average B-group rider...

Yeah, bottom line is your average B-group rider non-racer shows up to the group ride and slathers on more lube on top of more lube that wasn't cleaned up properly then digs out a tooth brush or Park...
10-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,292
Posted By burnthesheep

No you didn't. That's a lie that inside a...

No you didn't. That's a lie that inside a vehicle at 30+ mph you could see the exact same debris situation in their bike lane across and over the hood of your passenger side of the car, unless...
09-30-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 173,549
Posted By burnthesheep

2/3 of insulation and drywall up downstairs in...

2/3 of insulation and drywall up downstairs in shed. Next up is ac/heat/dehumid unit install.

I'm going to cheat on the mudding by just gluing chair rail over the gap between sheets, glue crown...
09-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 173,549
Posted By burnthesheep

Full disassembly cleanup of the road bike. I...

Full disassembly cleanup of the road bike. I have all but one di2 cable ready to replace the mech. This way I'll fix a nagging issue with the Propel's horrible cable routing and mush shift feel. ...
09-29-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,570
Posted By burnthesheep

That's quite the victim mentality. There's been...

That's quite the victim mentality. There's been a lot of posters in this topic advocating for e-bikes for commuters, exercise, rehabilitation, touring.

You're reading what you want to read.
...
09-29-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,201
Posted By burnthesheep

Folks posting what they think is a low rhr to...

Folks posting what they think is a low rhr to show their fitness..........:D

Folks then realizing that vo2max also includes max hr in the calculation, not just rhr.........:(

Folks further...
09-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By burnthesheep

I guess spats of volume do work. I did 4 weeks...

I guess spats of volume do work. I did 4 weeks of mostly just z2 with a target of some solid weekly KJ's. More than typically in the past. Then just a single intensity workout per week.

Group...
09-22-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,570
Posted By burnthesheep

I used to disagree, but now agree. The...

I used to disagree, but now agree.

The only person that truly knows if they're still doing the 150w on the ebike outside of a controlled study or experiment is the person riding the ebike.
...
09-22-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,477
Posted By burnthesheep

A bit to unpack here. 1. Why do you choose...

A bit to unpack here.

1. Why do you choose to do those workouts? If you cannot explain why, you need to set some desired outcomes (goals) first. Your later statements are the broadest...
09-16-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By burnthesheep

Check your Speedplay cleat/pedals

Basically my time trial aero data went into the toilet. I was on the same equipment and bike fit. So started digging. Brakes not rubbing, tires inflated, hub good, bottom bracket fine, chain fine....
09-15-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,873
Posted By burnthesheep

Had the same experience, not hit, but close...

Had the same experience, not hit, but close enough. Alive and "in the wrong" is better than dead and "in the right". I'd rather not be "in the right" by riding in a bad situation. Not going to get...
09-07-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,730
Posted By burnthesheep

There's a solid market for that in the bike...

There's a solid market for that in the bike world.

Given the moronic clothing opinions on Bikeforums you hear often, it would be hilarious to translate it over to the running world where their...
08-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,727
Posted By burnthesheep

It is not for something like casual riding but...

It is not for something like casual riding but the aero sensors do this and include a Garmin live data field. Like the Notio. They are more for affordably replacing a wind tunnel session(s) with a...
08-24-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,580
Posted By burnthesheep

We already have the first "I'll never use...

We already have the first "I'll never use clipless" response to the topic..........now, let's see if we can get a "I'll only wear cotton t-shirts" and a "cargo shorts no bike shorts" posts also to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,751
Posted By burnthesheep

Exactly. Which is why when I do workouts...

Exactly.

Which is why when I do workouts outdoors with structure, I know my area to avoid the trolls and the Freds. Or Zwift.

Shoot, I even ride my known haunts around town that I tend to know...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,993
Posted By burnthesheep

The only larger group ride I do is weeknight...

The only larger group ride I do is weeknight worlds a couple times a summer. In that, definitely in front 1/3 or in the rotation or in the break. The back 2/3 always is dropped by the break of 3 to...
08-21-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift workout, almost 300w for almost 30min. ...

Zwift workout, almost 300w for almost 30min. Under/overs kind of workout. One long 28min set. This gives me hope that with a bit more time and it being cooler than 84deg in the pain cave, I could...
08-21-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By burnthesheep

The huge issue with ramp rates is folks get into...

The huge issue with ramp rates is folks get into the mentality that if you take some time off during a macro or mesocycle. Thing is, you HAVE to in order for the body to adapt and realize gains.
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08-18-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By burnthesheep

45min of singletrack on the cross bike yesterday,...

45min of singletrack on the cross bike yesterday, then wheelswap and and 75min of tempo.

Man, with the smaller cross tires and the drop bars it's all you can do to mentally handle all the...
08-18-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By burnthesheep

Only thing that came up in my 2 second search...

Only thing that came up in my 2 second search online was places selling bulk "mounting demounting lubricant".
08-16-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By burnthesheep

This x1000. I can understand the cleaner...

This x1000.

I can understand the cleaner cockpit less tech riders wanting the benefit without a GPS. But IMO it's pretty much mandatory to be of true use.

The reason is, the visual provides...
08-16-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By burnthesheep

All time PR for 5min power, outdoors, on variable...

All time PR for 5min power, outdoors, on variable terrain during the Saturday team ride. Surely indoors in a constant power could squeeze some more.

Local hill "Lystra". Our team did a 4 man...
08-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By burnthesheep

If you're as experienced as it sounds and...

If you're as experienced as it sounds and masters, assuming age here, maybe you could consider lightly racing and mentoring a youth rider on your team or another team.

It's something I see some...
08-12-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,990
Posted By burnthesheep

Boring short ones. Just little hills coming out...

Boring short ones. Just little hills coming out of creek beds really. The largest locally being maybe 140 feet vert over 1/4 mile or so. Sometimes they have a super short 15 seconds worth of...
08-10-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By burnthesheep

I tend to agree with this. I'm actually...

I tend to agree with this. I'm actually surprised someone that assuming their ftp is set correctly and is busting a 1000 TSS/week has to ask this question. If I were spending that amount of...
08-09-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By burnthesheep

Doing pre-cross buildup. 3 weeks in a row of...

Doing pre-cross buildup. 3 weeks in a row of solid KJ's. Last week was likely an all time record in a week for KJ's. Yesterday at work I had to make sure I was alive from the Garmin watch resting...
08-09-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By burnthesheep

Possibly the last move away from hardly ever...

Possibly the last move away from hardly ever riding the aero roadie may be complete. The TCX came with fancy 42mm carbon wheels and I bought some budget alloy cross wheels from Hunt to put the cross...
08-08-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,992
Posted By burnthesheep

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as...

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as your place in the lane has to do with the white line anyway. Left of the white line so cars don't "cheat the pass" and hit you. So the shoulder is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,734
Posted By burnthesheep

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their...

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their advantage.

Period.

It takes probably 260+ to do 24 mph pan flat alone on a road bike. If thats their z2 I smell BS. As that puts your hour power...
07-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By burnthesheep

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic...

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic out/back to the logical extremes of head/tail winds to prove the point:

Zero wind:
out: 10min 5mi 30mph
back: 10min 5mi 30mph
Total: 10 + 10 =...
07-21-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,533
Posted By burnthesheep

With 105 moving to di2 only, I say it is a...

With 105 moving to di2 only, I say it is a definitive win for folks NOT pushing a competitive advantage. Why? An enduring royal pain is mech shift cables, replacement, adjustment.

Di2 and AXS...
07-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,258
Posted By burnthesheep

It's very apparent in the US that cost is the #1...

It's very apparent in the US that cost is the #1 driver in decision making with infrastructure, not the value of lives. Be it pedestrians, cyclists, otherwise.

You see all these new suburbs pop...
07-20-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I...

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I guess it's a different development pipeline needed. Total random guess that the US pipeline is both smaller and just different.

I feel like a blind...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,703
Posted By burnthesheep

I disagree that all danger is for the follower. ...

I disagree that all danger is for the follower. I race cross and the #1 a-hole move is when someone dive bombs a corner too hot and you decide whether to let them cream you and your bike or slam on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,722
Posted By burnthesheep

1. Bike shoes with velcro, they make them for...

1. Bike shoes with velcro, they make them for tri. Used set if cost is a factor.
2. Good running shoes can improve your pace a LOT. Go to a local run store and have them watch your gait and...
07-20-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,030
Posted By burnthesheep

Anyone who has owned an older alloy frameset/bar...

Anyone who has owned an older alloy frameset/bar combo and gone to a really modern carbon frameset/bar combo that rides gravel or rough roads knows this is crap.

Same exact tires/pressure going...
07-19-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,030
Posted By burnthesheep

Unequivocally wrong. Carbon bars have long...

Unequivocally wrong.

Carbon bars have long been known to damp some frequencies of vibration, leading to more comfort. Extrapolate the change to an entire frameset and the ride quality can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,703
Posted By burnthesheep

Had a d-bag do this just recently. I...

Had a d-bag do this just recently. I unfortunately have to take a couple miles of greenway to not turn my out/back to the gravel park into a prolonged waste of time. I much prefer quiet...
07-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By burnthesheep

Talk about a backdoor brag topic. :rolleyes:

Talk about a backdoor brag topic. :rolleyes:
06-30-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By burnthesheep

3:47 time mark.....I mean, not sure what you...

3:47 time mark.....I mean, not sure what you expected

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0CGx3N3Mq8
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,766
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't think you know what you're talking about.

I don't think you know what you're talking about.
06-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By burnthesheep

Find a local B group that does a shorter ride...

Find a local B group that does a shorter ride than 2 hours if you still want to cut your teeth a little bit but not so much as to not be able to ride later in the week.

Often places on weeknights...
06-24-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By burnthesheep

More CTL/TSS per week in general lends itself to...

More CTL/TSS per week in general lends itself to more repeatability because you can handle more sets of the same workload. IMO. I base that opinion off of pros doing sooooo much volume and being...
06-23-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By burnthesheep

Let me guess, without even reading it, a Rene...

Let me guess, without even reading it, a Rene Hearse fanboi went nutter because the Bikeforums love child favorite tire brand didn't make the list.
06-23-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By burnthesheep

I have uncut chains at the house. It will fit a...

I have uncut chains at the house. It will fit a 30 inner as when setup 2x with a FD that bike/crankset comes with a 42/30 or something like that. So know a 30 will go on the inner.

Meh, I could...
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