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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,465
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't even test drive cars.

I don't even test drive cars.
08-26-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

I suspect you did not read my posts carefully. Do...

I suspect you did not read my posts carefully. Do you think someone who can ascertain the CdA of their recumbent vs upright doesn't understand the basic physics. The link is a 404

Garmin and...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By GhostRider62

240 lbs bike and me touring 20H front and...

240 lbs bike and me touring

20H front and 28H rear carbon

Over 50,000 miles.

No problems. No need to true wheels.

Carbon rims are much better than aluminum
08-26-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

CdA measurement is free. VO2 max and CdA should...

CdA measurement is free. VO2 max and CdA should not be related, they are in this instance because Garmin (FirstBeatoff) are lazy. They assume power and speed are linear. But, they cannot even get...
08-26-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

I am sure we would get along real good on the...

I am sure we would get along real good on the golf course. I was a +2. It isn't ability but adherence to some common decency and importantly knowing those things that determines, in my mind, a...
08-26-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,669
Posted By GhostRider62

No races or events in the nearterm. I ride 6...

No races or events in the nearterm. I ride 6 days per week. I try to do one VO2 max interval session every 6-8 days. One 2 x 20 interval session. One longish ride. The rest are 20-35 miles with...
08-26-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

Table 1 of FirstBeat's white paper lists the METs...

Table 1 of FirstBeat's white paper lists the METs and VO2 in ml/kg/min for 20 and 30 km/hr

7.1 METs 25 mk/kg.min (20 km/hr)

9.8 METS 34 ml/kg (30 km.hr)

There is no mention of...
08-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By GhostRider62

SP had a thickness of 0.7 at the top. 28.6 - (2...

SP had a thickness of 0.7 at the top. 28.6 - (2 x 7) = 27.2 whereas the SL had a thickness of 0.6 for a difference of 27.4. 27.2 was sort of the standard for SL or 531 but us heavier riders had SP...
08-26-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

It has been done in the recumbent world. ...

It has been done in the recumbent world.

Besides me, there was another recumbent rider on this thread. Lateral flex is not a fast climber in our world. The frames are much longer and the effect...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a custom tandem by Rodriguez, it is around...

I have a custom tandem by Rodriguez, it is around 30 years old. Nice workmanship. I have never seen one of their uprights but the tandem we have has very nice frame and back then, the prices were...
08-26-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

It is dorky but I like my Revelate gastank...

It is dorky but I like my Revelate gastank mounted just behind the stem. It fits quite a lot of stuff. On longer rides, a seat bag or handlebar is helpful depending on the weather. The handlebar...
08-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

Ok. I do think stopping an interval or workout...

Ok. I do think stopping an interval or workout is a big deal. Stopping to help another cyclist is a big deal. Insulting someone is not nice. Seriously.

Not having the means to repair or...
08-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,860
Posted By GhostRider62

The proper form is to power over the top, put it...

The proper form is to power over the top, put it into the big ring and get to speed. Then, you can tuck and rest. Just saying because you seemed to be into form with pushups and squats. Dying too...
08-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

Every year I come across at least 3 or more...

Every year I come across at least 3 or more serious looking cyclists on $10K bikes stranded due to a ruptured tire or once in a while they can't fix a flat. I always carried a partially worn 25 mm...
08-26-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

W' decreased. 5 minute power does not increase...

W' decreased. 5 minute power does not increase 40+ watts without concomitant increase in VO2 max, VO2 max would not decline 15% at the same time.

If you read Firstbeats white papers and the...
08-25-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

I prefer my two magnesium framed bikes over all...

I prefer my two magnesium framed bikes over all my steel bikes by a large margin.
08-25-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

Be careful, the Fondue poseurs won't wave to you.

Be careful, the Fondue poseurs won't wave to you.
08-25-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

Fine. You tell someone they are wrong and do...

Fine. You tell someone they are wrong and do not address the points of their posts. Milk toast.

You have not provide any knowledge or analysis or rebuttal of what I have presented other than...
08-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 703
Posted By GhostRider62

I bet you two can wear the same kit.

I bet you two can wear the same kit.
08-25-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

You obviously have no idea what you are talking...

You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

If my 5 minute power went from 350 watts to 396 watts, the only direction my VO2 max went was positive.

Yet. Garmin indicated it went from...
08-25-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,860
Posted By GhostRider62

You have too much upper body mass, those little...

You have too much upper body mass, those little pencil legs can't do it. All athletic pursuits are specific. Keep working at it and your legs or more specifically the mitochondria and associated...
08-25-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

You get Assos at factory discount sales, too?

You get Assos at factory discount sales, too?
08-25-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

Read my posts and make a more reasonable...

Read my posts and make a more reasonable response.

How could the Garmin report a lower VO2 max when my 5 minute power and all of my hill climbing time PB are being smashed. The ONLY change is...
08-25-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

Fair enough, you don't know. Here are some...

Fair enough, you don't know.

Here are some facts, I went from a recumbent with a CdA of around 0.160 m^2 to an upright with CdA of around 0.360 m^2 during which time my VO2 max power increased 46...
08-25-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 703
Posted By GhostRider62

100 vertical feet is equal to 1 mile on the flat...

100 vertical feet is equal to 1 mile on the flat for basic cyclists and 200 feet for very fit rider. Not talking TdF racers. YMMV
08-25-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,211
Posted By GhostRider62

In the bag on my bike next to the spare tire.

In the bag on my bike next to the spare tire.
08-25-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Jam hard out of the saddle over a hill with low...

Jam hard out of the saddle over a hill with low tire pressure in a flexible frame Repeat with proper pressure. Switch to a stiff frame and repeat.

The losses are in the tires, not in the metal...
08-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

How do you know that? My example and the...

How do you know that?

My example and the patent more than suggest otherwise.
08-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By GhostRider62

I had a cycling friend who worked as a mechanic...

I had a cycling friend who worked as a mechanic out there, he lived out of his ford econoline parked behind the shop and cleaned up in the shop's shower.
08-25-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By GhostRider62

I would def see a good Doctor. In my early...

I would def see a good Doctor.

In my early 40's, I could barely ride a few blocks without immediate lactic acid build up. I went to the Doc and said, "my mitochondria are broken" and he tested me...
08-25-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,872
Posted By GhostRider62

63 but there is a lot of mileage on the odometer...

63 but there is a lot of mileage on the odometer and the oil hasn't been changed much. I was able to do them using slowtwitch muscles probably because that is all I have.....LOL
08-25-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,872
Posted By GhostRider62

You new here? CFB is a stud.

You new here? CFB is a stud.
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By GhostRider62

I have done several long tours without concrete...

I have done several long tours without concrete destinations or any planning. Winging it day by day. Here is one example where I had 4 weeks

I flew into Auckland and rode to Rotura to see a...
08-25-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

The patent says they use HR and Speed. So, there...

The patent says they use HR and Speed. So, there is no reason to think it uses power.

Since I switched from riding a very fast recumbent in June to an upright bike, my 5 minute power has...
08-24-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,827
Posted By GhostRider62

I honestly think if a rider can do 65-70% of a...

I honestly think if a rider can do 65-70% of a ride in training, they should not need much recovery. My original post seems trite but it is what has worked for me. If 1-2 days rest is not enough,...
08-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

And, F1 drivers wax their chains.

And, F1 drivers wax their chains.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By GhostRider62

Low trail requires a soft hand. A nervous or...

Low trail requires a soft hand. A nervous or tight hand>>> not good. It isn't like I can't do it but I know my limits and when wet and cold, I don't want to fight my bike. .....I'd rather be behind a...
08-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,827
Posted By GhostRider62

Sounded like you were saying I was talking out of...

Sounded like you were saying I was talking out of my ass and you specifically wanted numbers in response and since I had not provided them, I lowballed mine so that lovely people like you wouldn't...
08-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,872
Posted By GhostRider62

How about.....longest ride. Does that work? The...

How about.....longest ride. Does that work? The continuity of the ride is what I was trying to convey. I have no idea what OP means. Whether someone stops 1 minute or 10 minutes on a 130 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By GhostRider62

I get 30% more wear on GP 5000 vs GP 4000 and...

I get 30% more wear on GP 5000 vs GP 4000 and fewer ruined side casings. Fewer flats. Awesome tire.
08-24-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Like Nascar.

Like Nascar.
08-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

It was at altitude. Some have estimated the...

It was at altitude. Some have estimated the power to have been 365 watts. In any case, your 750-800 watts is crazy wrong. It was not Reynolds tubing and the record has been broken a number of...
08-24-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Who needs logic with obvious errors of fact. ...

Who needs logic with obvious errors of fact.

1. The record has been broken
2. The bike used Columbus tubing
3. The power was not close to 750-800 watts. He might have needed 400 watts at...
08-24-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,827
Posted By GhostRider62

I know what TSS, CTL, CTL, TSB, and can tweak the...

I know what TSS, CTL, CTL, TSB, and can tweak the exponents from the comfort of my couch. I have also done many back to back 700+ days.
08-24-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,827
Posted By GhostRider62

That still does not tell you much. TSS of...

That still does not tell you much.

TSS of 700 in a week could be a recovery week for some. How negative of the TSB is better idea. Once I hit -30 TSB during normal training, I back off. I used...
08-24-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Many riders feel that tires are faster went...

Many riders feel that tires are faster went pumped to the maximum. I don't feel the onus to provide data describing their feelings or other emotions.

All of my fastest climbing bikes have always...
08-24-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By GhostRider62

Good question. Garmin has been lowering my...

Good question.

Garmin has been lowering my VO2 max over the past 6 weeks and my FTP went up.

They have it all wrong if you ask me.

No 64 year old man in the world has a VO2 max of 73 and...
08-24-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting comments about frame and wheel...

Interesting comments about frame and wheel stiffness by Damon Rinard in the attached.

I can only imagine the vertical compliance comfort of a newer bike with seat stays attached halfway down the...
08-24-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By GhostRider62

Just buy her a cappuccino and talk nice.

Just buy her a cappuccino and talk nice.
08-24-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

The question of rigidity or flexibility is...

The question of rigidity or flexibility is complicated. Some bikes have brutally stiff seat stays. This was the reason I bought the cheaper 2016 Cervelo S3 instead of the S5 at the time. The S3...
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