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11-08-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By burnthesheep

The training requirements for a "long sprint" and...

The training requirements for a "long sprint" and a 15min long effort are quite a bit different. Choose one to really care about.

It's not a joke, some folks might have legitimate reasons to make...
11-08-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By burnthesheep

A long sprint and a 15 minute long effort are...

A long sprint and a 15 minute long effort are pretty much diametrically opposed to each other unless you're Wout van Aert. Meaning, you're going to have to pick one. You can improve at both and be...
10-30-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,746
Posted By burnthesheep

Always interesting when the topic arrives for the...

Always interesting when the topic arrives for the 100th time.

Things to ponder:

-why do wrestlers and male gymnasts shave?
-track runners?
-cyclists?
-swimmers?

Generally it seems...
10-28-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,446
Posted By burnthesheep

I mean, there's outright larger size gravel tires...

I mean, there's outright larger size gravel tires with same or less RR than the Gators, errrr I mean garden hoses.

Road tubeless at lower pressure on a 30mm or so tire even in a fast tire will not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,767
Posted By burnthesheep

Let me guess, they started in on the recumbent...

Let me guess, they started in on the recumbent stuff again?

It isnít that big a deal but it just isnít applicable to most riders in the chat. As most folks donít own one. So itís kind of like...
10-17-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
Posted By burnthesheep

Not putting in the general troll forum area, but...

Not putting in the general troll forum area, but people need to stay the freak to the right. Riding in Umstead this weekend and these old men riding together 4 dudes wide across the trail. They...
10-16-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,789
Posted By burnthesheep

Some do lines of blow. Shall we start a hundred...

Some do lines of blow. Shall we start a hundred topics on foolhardy things folks do to feel alive?
10-12-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
Posted By burnthesheep

At the peak of our excitement, like the Christmas...

At the peak of our excitement, like the Christmas Story bee bee gun thing..........could have ripped the pedals off the bike last night and.............the di2 needs charging small ring ride of...
10-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,107
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By burnthesheep

I've never seen kit that bling on an MUP, but...

I've never seen kit that bling on an MUP, but have seen triathletes riding. I cannot think of a worse place for a triathlon bike. I'm usually on a run as I use the MUP on the bike only as a cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By burnthesheep

Man, 5800 sucked donkey on my bike. Anything,...

Man, 5800 sucked donkey on my bike. Anything, di2 or etap has been better on my other bikes. Like, I put 5800 up there as horrible. Chews shift cables. Vague mech feel.

FYI for mech and di2...
10-03-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By burnthesheep

I mean, welcome to the world of cyclocross racing...

I mean, welcome to the world of cyclocross racing tires? Those won't feel so cute on the terrain they were designed to be ridden on in the manner they're intended for.
10-03-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,149
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol, 80kg isn't really "mamil" fatboy cyclist...

Lol, 80kg isn't really "mamil" fatboy cyclist sizing. It's not small either, but 176lb isn't that bad.

The Zwift cheats are usually in the 100kg range, and that' what they're willing to use on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,527
Posted By burnthesheep

Seconded here, frameset is a size too small. If...

Seconded here, frameset is a size too small. If you've got that many stack spacers and riser stem and upturned bars and the tips of the hoods are still just now getting even with the...
09-30-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 171,437
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: 171,437
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. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By burnthesheep

On Slowtwitch they claim in Hawi there's some...

On Slowtwitch they claim in Hawi there's some specific piece of road with a cliff to the side with one trade wind that causes the issue that's unique to the course.

I take their word for it. Also...
09-29-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,614
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: 2,973
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: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
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...
09-23-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 962
Posted By burnthesheep

I think they need to figure out a way for the...

I think they need to figure out a way for the mapping utilities like RWGPS or Strava to integrate incident reporting. So if on a ride you encounter a problem, you can report it and it would appear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 675
Posted By burnthesheep

If I had to choose buying a well reading pump...

If I had to choose buying a well reading pump that's more expensive and not buying these versus owning a cheaper pump and owning this, I would own the nicer pump. I thought about these for time...
09-22-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,614
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: 1,328
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: 364
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: 5,339
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: 19,195
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By burnthesheep

I had heard of such super sprint distance events...

I had heard of such super sprint distance events held usually at a golf course clubhouse where it's a pool swim and super short semi-closed course bike in the neighborhood and the run...........but...
09-01-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
Posted By burnthesheep

It's always cute when the local group ride gets...

It's always cute when the local group ride gets your KOM when it was a ripping tailwind. 90% of days it's a headwind for half of it, they got a tailwind for all of it. So that sucked.

But, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By burnthesheep

Probably also can attribute some of this stuff...

Probably also can attribute some of this stuff you see in photos to the fact he used to a triathlon stud. So bringing over some of that thinking for setting up the mountain time trial.
08-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,599
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: 2,489
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
08-24-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By burnthesheep

Based on your reading your biggest gain will be...

Based on your reading your biggest gain will be the bike's stack/reach and bar width combo given you claim you are eating so much air.

Aero frames may have gains, at high speeds and riding alone,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,626
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: 1,954
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...
08-22-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,031
Posted By burnthesheep

What's more it's presumptuous. I was on a...

What's more it's presumptuous.

I was on a long fondo and got a flat in the first 30mi. Pulled over to fix it, and my saddle bag was gone. Looked up the brand later and folks had issues with the...
08-22-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,031
Posted By burnthesheep

Does mommy plug it in for you after a ride?

Does mommy plug it in for you after a ride?
08-21-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
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: 784
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.
...
08-18-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By burnthesheep

Adidas Velosamba is pretty much a casual fitness...

Adidas Velosamba is pretty much a casual fitness shoe, with SPD cleat. It's a comfy and somewhat fashionable Samba with the cleat option.
08-18-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
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".
08-17-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
Posted By burnthesheep

Almost always without any sealant also.

Almost always without any sealant also.
08-17-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
Posted By burnthesheep

Only early AM on weekends. Either way, after...

Only early AM on weekends.

Either way, after riding it, Lystra is a bit of BS. There's plenty of hills equal, or worse, rising out of creek beds in neighborhoods "in town" where I live in...
08-16-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
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: 17,201
Views: 1,218,356
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,604
Posted By burnthesheep

#2 and #4 could contribute to #1, at least...

#2 and #4 could contribute to #1, at least partially, outside of just more experience handling a bike.
08-15-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,023
Views: 518,041
Posted By burnthesheep

I had been storing those in the shed recently. ...

I had been storing those in the shed recently.

Maybe I'll buy a lot of spare quick links and when the bikes go in the shed remove the chains and bag them and take them indoors.
08-15-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By burnthesheep

Just to be clear, in my post I wasn't talking...

Just to be clear, in my post I wasn't talking your run of the mill 105/Ultegra/DA rim brake calipers. I'm talking the 1st generation canti style aero rim brakes on the 2015/2016 Giant Propel. They...
08-14-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By burnthesheep

Thing is the rim brakes. I am in this scenario...

Thing is the rim brakes. I am in this scenario with a 2015 Propel. The AXS on my cross bike is great, but it has disc brakes. Making it a very nice difference. Brakes on the Propel plain are...
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