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09-07-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By gerundium

Most of the obvious technical advice on what to...

Most of the obvious technical advice on what to do and how to behave in the race has been given already. I'd just like to add: Enjoy the experience! Of course there will be nerves, i still get them...
01-25-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,715
Posted By gerundium

Don't know where these guys are training, but if...

Don't know where these guys are training, but if i am doing a 5+ hour ride in variable weather conditions and don't want to stop (for training reasons or covid) the jersey pockets end up rather...
01-20-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

have the same Aerobar ^ from planet X, but it's...

have the same Aerobar ^ from planet X, but it's all the same (PDQ etc.)

got it set up with these angled wedges for a high hand position: https://www.aerolabuk.com/product-page/angled-arm-rests
...
12-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

This is a very true remark! Skin suits especially...

This is a very true remark! Skin suits especially are optimized for certain speed ranges. The surface friction of the fabrics changes a lot with air speed over them. So certain skin suits might be...
12-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

25 mph ~ 40 km/h -> 40/3.6 = 11.11 m/s ...

25 mph ~ 40 km/h -> 40/3.6 = 11.11 m/s

assume a rider + TT bike setup system weight of 70 kg.

Crr of 0.004 for some smooth rolling roads
and a CdA of 0.2 (that's a really dialed position...
11-09-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

MET Drone Wide Body as mentioned, similar style...

MET Drone Wide Body as mentioned, similar style is the UVEX Race 8.
04-14-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

With nothing better to do i am ramping up volume...

With nothing better to do i am ramping up volume on the bike. Worked out great until last weekend when i noticed my hamstring is flaring up, looks like i did too much too fast and haven't been doing...
03-30-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,179
Posted By gerundium

When i am really building the fitness the hard...

When i am really building the fitness the hard weekend rides kill me. When i am already in shape and not trying to really up the volume or intensity i can be quite productive after the rides. I don't...
03-30-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,903
Posted By gerundium

couple weeks of focused anaerobic efforts should...

couple weeks of focused anaerobic efforts should see it shoot up. Go KoM hunting 2x a week and don't kill yourself on the other days and those numbers will pick up fast. downside: it's like working...
03-20-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 73,765
Posted By gerundium

followup article which again is pretty good:...

followup article which again is pretty good: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56
03-18-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 73,765
Posted By gerundium

Check out this website for stats per country:...

Check out this website for stats per country: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/)the table view also reports cases / capita.
Check out this...
03-15-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 73,765
Posted By gerundium

I wish you all the best over there! It's blowing...

I wish you all the best over there! It's blowing up now in the Netherlands as well and if italy and such is anything to go by, it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better sadly.
03-03-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,446
Posted By gerundium

Netherlands does the same thing. training races...

Netherlands does the same thing. training races start in february and the real racing starts in march. Consequently, people burnout by the time summer comes around most years. there are races all the...
02-18-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

any special tricks for this kind of trainer...

any special tricks for this kind of trainer volume? This seems like insanity to me to do rides that long on the trainer.
02-04-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

Lots of info guys! thanks for all the responses....

Lots of info guys! thanks for all the responses. working on the position, i did a first ride with the new bars. Right now it is a lot too stretched out, so i am picking up a shorter stem from a...
01-31-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

Thanks the advice Hermes and burnthesheep! i'll...

Thanks the advice Hermes and burnthesheep! i'll start wrenching on it again this weekend. i have some 165 mm cranks i can swap onto the TT bike so i can also play with crank length, thanks for that...
01-27-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,975
Posted By gerundium

Any tips for setting up a TT position again from...

Any tips for setting up a TT position again from scratch? I have owned a TT bike for two years but didn't ride it much due to injury and different priorities. On top of that, it is pretty old and was...
07-31-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,314
Posted By gerundium

110 mile road race at 29.2 mph. if you spent the...

110 mile road race at 29.2 mph. if you spent the time can probably find a 20 minute segment well over 30 mph, but what's the point? it just means it was a flat non-technical race where the right...
07-04-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,125
Posted By gerundium

Raced the Gran Fondo Frank Schleck in luxembourg...

Raced the Gran Fondo Frank Schleck in luxembourg as a UCI Worlds qualifier. The level in these events is generally very high, Winner ended up with a 25+ mph average over a 100 mile reasonably climby...
06-04-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,372
Posted By gerundium

this is where experience and racing lots gets you...

this is where experience and racing lots gets you ahead. Try being concious of these opportunities and taking them, gaining confidence doing this is a huge energy saver. Especially in big bunches...
04-25-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,903
Posted By gerundium

recently, i broke my collar bone again. That...

recently, i broke my collar bone again. That makes three breaks, all on the left collarbone. Once again got it repaired surgically, the difference now is that i have 2 A events around 6 and 7 weeks...
03-27-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

Usually if i am still feeling fatigued for a...

Usually if i am still feeling fatigued for a workout i try to do the following things:
- eat some extra high carb foods pre-workout to make sure i don't go in underfueled.
- increase the warmup...
03-13-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,256
Posted By gerundium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC7EOX0jKk8&t=505s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC7EOX0jKk8&t=505s

^ nice example how big the difference is sitting second wheel or on the bumper. going from 600+ watts to 300-400 Watts at around 8:30 in
03-12-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,256
Posted By gerundium

Coming back through the caravan after a flat is...

Coming back through the caravan after a flat is in part a learned skill but you have to realize that the pro's make it look way easy. It is usually said with us that you need to be above average...
04-02-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,903
Posted By gerundium

Fiddling around with fit on the trainer here. I...

Fiddling around with fit on the trainer here. I switched up the crank length for short ones (165 mm) and dialing in the fit again. I am all around quite comfortable on it but my triceps fatigue when...
01-25-18, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

alright that makes sense. In my case i found this...

alright that makes sense. In my case i found this test to be a decent workout in and of itself and gained some valuable info while not dreading the workout itself so that lends itself to...
01-25-18, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

curiously i am around that weight, why do you...

curiously i am around that weight, why do you think that scaling by w/kg is unfavourable?
01-25-18, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

0.4 w/kg is a pretty big step indeed for your...

0.4 w/kg is a pretty big step indeed for your average rider. I think it's determined because of the elite population they wanted to use it on. Test time would be around 1 hour in total for them.

...
01-24-18, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

What kind of ramp rate does this protocol use? ...

What kind of ramp rate does this protocol use?


i am now testing my fitness also using a ramp test with the protocol taken from the "topcompetitie wattmeister challenge". This is a competition of...
01-23-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,667
Posted By gerundium

on that note: any good cycling related podcasts...

on that note: any good cycling related podcasts people like to share? I currently only actively follow the fast talk podcast from velonews which is some good in-depth training discussion but looking...
11-13-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,100
Posted By gerundium

Even if it doesn't end up helping your level, at...

Even if it doesn't end up helping your level, at least it'll prevent you from burning out by march doing 15 hrs / week of interval training?
10-27-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 90,143
Posted By gerundium

Well might be good to share here as well. I broke...

Well might be good to share here as well. I broke my collarbone back in 2014. It was a break with quite some separation as well as 2 shards that fractured off both ends (so the bone was essentially...
06-30-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 205,692
Posted By gerundium

Comparing a Gran Fondo to a marathon is roughtly...

Comparing a Gran Fondo to a marathon is roughtly accurate. It's a participation event with a race aspect. The front of a gran fondo is crazy strong though. The most famous one La Marmotte has...
06-19-17, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 472,010
Posted By gerundium

Have the same issue and currently searching for a...

Have the same issue and currently searching for a replacement set of shoes after riding S-works for 3 years. (2014 model) Figured out that i compensated for the above by actually riding a shoe one...
06-15-17, 06:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,882
Posted By gerundium

The way they do it here with crits this wouldn't...

The way they do it here with crits this wouldn't work. they don't take a net time but just the finish order of the last lap. During the race it's used to keep track of lapped riders and such.
06-13-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,903
Posted By gerundium

juniors are nuts in races... I would venture...

juniors are nuts in races...

I would venture that crash rates in training are lower here due to higher acceptance and infrastructure geared towards cyclists. I have no comparison for crash rates...
05-25-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 410,903
Posted By gerundium

I know a lot of you guys in here frequently race...

I know a lot of you guys in here frequently race twice in a day. Any recovery tips for a two stage race day with ~ 3 hours in between events? It's a TTT first (10 km) and a crit (~30 km) after if...
05-13-17, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 320,891
Posted By gerundium

talking from experience if you are a lightweight...

talking from experience if you are a lightweight it's always going to be rough in flat windy courses. but as always: "it depends"
03-25-17, 02:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,882
Posted By gerundium

Chip timing is mandatory for all races here in...

Chip timing is mandatory for all races here in NL. everyone has to buy one to be in the results sheet. For close finishes they will use a finish line camera but the rest of the results are all on the...
03-13-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By gerundium

lower pressure in tyres significantly. I race gp...

lower pressure in tyres significantly. I race gp 4000 S II 23 mm clincher tires on wet brick crit courses and it's worked out thus far but i don't have any comparison with tubulars.
03-07-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,323,038
Posted By gerundium

anyone listen to the Velonews Fast talk podcasts?...

anyone listen to the Velonews Fast talk podcasts? They had an episode dedicated about neuromuscular training. Basically advocating cadance drills etc as a possible avenue of improvement. Are there...
03-02-17, 04:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,197
Posted By gerundium

Coming from a completely different cycling...

Coming from a completely different cycling culture where upgrading and a cat system is pretty much non-existant: Would exposing lower cat riders to upper cat riders more often improve the mentorship?...
03-02-17, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9,306
Views: 3,715,056
Posted By gerundium

If this was in may turnout would be terrible with...

If this was in may turnout would be terrible with this kind of weather. It's that early season effect where everyone is antsy to get back out there and race. You guys have already been racing crits...
02-28-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9,306
Views: 3,715,056
Posted By gerundium

https://goo.gl/photos/bBS5jHwLe7xUvYec6http://i.im...

https://goo.gl/photos/bBS5jHwLe7xUvYec6http://i.imgur.com/KQqTLm9.jpg
with my teammates lined up in the second group

http://i.imgur.com/HtNbbRA.jpg
getting overtaken at the line by three guys...
02-28-17, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 78,644
Posted By gerundium

Training circuit race Sleen 11/80 As a...

Training circuit race Sleen 11/80

As a season opener we went with the team to a race a little further away. It's a start of season "training" race on a nice circuit (5x13 km). The weather was...
02-18-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 78,644
Posted By gerundium

first training race of the season. An overcast...

first training race of the season. An overcast day with nearly no wind but not super warm. Big group at the A category as the season is really getting close now. Due to the conditions the race wasn't...
02-18-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9,306
Views: 3,715,056
Posted By gerundium

http://i.imgur.com/4R6T4Qi.jpghttp://imgur.com/a/b...

http://i.imgur.com/4R6T4Qi.jpghttp://imgur.com/a/bQKAy

Credit to: fotokoos.info
02-17-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,026
Posted By gerundium

Sounds eerily similar to me. 174 cm and 62.5 kg...

Sounds eerily similar to me. 174 cm and 62.5 kg right now. Ideally losing 1 more kilo before half of march and keeping steady from then on. It will do me good for exactly 3 events upcoming season,...
02-17-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16,594
Views: 1,035,382
Posted By gerundium

a little 40 minute spin today to test the race...

a little 40 minute spin today to test the race bike. First training race is coming up tomorrow and the anxiety of how you stack up after a winter of training against the competition is starting to...
02-04-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By gerundium

Coming from someone who just lost 10 days of...

Coming from someone who just lost 10 days of training from a stupid cold going down into my chest / lungs i would look long and hard before pushing it with a cold. I usually follow the "neck check"...
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