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09-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,712
Posted By guachi

I've seen people say that you can ride in one day...

I've seen people say that you can ride in one day what you average in a typical week. When I did my first century the longest I'd ridden a bike for was 2h10m. I made it about four hours before I...
09-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By guachi

Rode 40 miles on a Rail Trail in Michigan on...

Rode 40 miles on a Rail Trail in Michigan on finely packed gravel. I probably could have used the stock 28mm tires. But not knowing what the gravel was like beforehand I put 35mm Schwalbe G-one tires...
09-13-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By guachi

You can always get aerobars and pretend you're...

You can always get aerobars and pretend you're back on a TT bike. I like mine, primarily for relieving pressure on my hands, though the aerodynamics are nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By guachi

Mike's Bikes was purchased by a competing bike...

Mike's Bikes was purchased by a competing bike manufacturer. What did they expect would happen? Mike's Bikes really screwed over their customers with this move.
09-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,817
Posted By guachi

Strava Local Legends and KOMs don't motivate me,...

Strava Local Legends and KOMs don't motivate me, though I find them interesting and I look at them occasionally. What I do find motivating on Strava are the local riders I follow. There's a small but...
09-10-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,791
Posted By guachi

Swapped wheels back from the set with the 35mm...

Swapped wheels back from the set with the 35mm gravel tires to the deeper section wheels with the 28mm road tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,593
Posted By guachi

Best thing about the new 12-speed is Shimano...

Best thing about the new 12-speed is Shimano fixed the crappy spacing on the 11-spd 11-34 cassette. It looks like the new 11-34 12-spd is the old 11-30 11-spd with a 34-tooth cassette added to it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By guachi

I have a pair of Shimano XC7 shoes in red and...

I have a pair of Shimano XC7 shoes in red and Shimano RX8 shoes in silver. The XC7 are heavier and have a double BOA and are more of a mountain bike shoe and the RX8 are much lighter and listed as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,536
Posted By guachi

My first century was in Sept. 2019. I was fine...

My first century was in Sept. 2019. I was fine until the rest stop at the 60 mile mark when I ate way more than I expected. I started to fade by the 70-75 mile mark though the big problem was my back...
08-23-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By guachi

If you're interested in the Trek I've found the...

If you're interested in the Trek I've found the online inventory search function to be very helpful. I've found bikes and parts all around my area. Give it a try and you might be able to find a bike...
08-23-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,392
Posted By guachi

1) Probably 40 if I had to. The Navy makes me do...

1) Probably 40 if I had to. The Navy makes me do pushups but on the actual test I pause because I can.

2) Don't care because I hate squats.

3) 2 hours.

Neither 1 nor 2 are really relevant to...
08-22-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By guachi

I can't speak to other manufacturers but Trek's...

I can't speak to other manufacturers but Trek's online locator has been great for finding bikes and parts.
08-22-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,884
Posted By guachi

I own two bikes, both Trek Domanes. One is a 2019...

I own two bikes, both Trek Domanes. One is a 2019 SL 5 and the other is a 2021 SLR 7. The 2019 Domane will eventually be slaved to a Wahoo Kickr Core so my wife and I can each have our own smart...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,820
Posted By guachi

It's really hot in Augusta, GA in the summer (and...

It's really hot in Augusta, GA in the summer (and if it's not hot it's raining). I saw an older guy today on a cheap, loaded down bike. Neither his outfit nor his bike were anything special. To me,...
08-19-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By guachi

I 've done fasted riding but it's not like I set...

I 've done fasted riding but it's not like I set out to do it. It's just that on some weekends I'll get up and ride before I eat and stop halfway for lunch. I'm not doing it for any particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By guachi

If you're good at fixing bikes then swapping a...

If you're good at fixing bikes then swapping a new rear cassette should be fairly easy. It's possible that your gearing and/or hills are are such that you'll see an immediate benefit from that...
08-18-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By guachi

You'll be in uncharted territory on this ride. I...

You'll be in uncharted territory on this ride. I think the bigger issue will be everything but your legs. You don't want to go out too hard, of course, but if you do hopefully you'll be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By guachi

I don't think any Trek bikes come standard with...

I don't think any Trek bikes come standard with the double Blendr mount. I had to buy one for my Trek and my wife's Trek. I felt the purchase was worth it.
08-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By guachi

I had one ride this year where my power meter...

I had one ride this year where my power meter went haywire so you get this nice Excel graph. I've seen it written that 20 min power x 0.92 is often a better estimate of FTP than x0.95. In my case...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By guachi

Thanks for the link in post #10, carbonfiberboy....

Thanks for the link in post #10, carbonfiberboy. That's exactly what I was attempting to describe. Over a period of weeks I advanced from #1 to #3 as things got better
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By guachi

I get lower back pain when I ride on the aerobars...

I get lower back pain when I ride on the aerobars for extended periods (30+ minutes). Finding an excuse to get on the hoods and arch my back usually does the trick after being hunched over.

I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By guachi

The SLR costs more so your wallet is lighter so...

The SLR costs more so your wallet is lighter so you go faster.

Serious answers above are correct. The frame and the wheels (especially the wheels) are the biggest differences. I upgraded from a...
08-10-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

I posted back in post #322 a ride of equal...

I posted back in post #322 a ride of equal distance where the faster ride took 82% more energy. For clarification, the route is an out and back that's mostly flat with low wind.
08-08-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

No. The spirit of your post was wrong. Simple...

No. The spirit of your post was wrong. Simple example from a ride a few days ago. 37.16km at 18.6 kph. Average 60 Watts. Total time 2 hrs riding the hoods. Total energy 430 kJ.

If I bike at 200W...
08-08-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By guachi

In 2019 I went from an FTP of 230W on modest...

In 2019 I went from an FTP of 230W on modest cycling (about 2-3 hours a week) in May to 280 by September 2019 on 6-7 hours a week. After sinking back to about 250 by Fall 2020 I've been working...
08-08-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,583
Posted By guachi

If you're interested in riding outside on a bike...

If you're interested in riding outside on a bike and want to supplement that riding inside I'd recommend a trainer that you can attach that bike to. I'd recommend a smart trainer of some kind (I have...
08-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By guachi

Just leave this thread and don't worry about what...

Just leave this thread and don't worry about what other people find of interest to discuss.
08-07-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,315
Posted By guachi

I was down to 181 last week (182 this morning....

I was down to 181 last week (182 this morning. I'll chalk it up to random fluctuation). That's the lowest I've been since 2004 or 2005.

I went from 175 in 2002 up to, in fits and starts, 215 in...
08-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By guachi

I think the biggest issue at your age will be...

I think the biggest issue at your age will be recovery. If weight loss is your primary goal you can probably get by with only one HIIT session a week or using the short climbs so you don't forget...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By guachi

Yup. I have two Domanes, each with the 11-34 and...

Yup. I have two Domanes, each with the 11-34 and the gearing is off as every jump is at least two. If they were going to make a cassette that was easier for hills or for less fit riders then they...
08-07-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By guachi

Get a more expensive frame and group set and then...

Get a more expensive frame and group set and then you don't have to worry about your wheels costing more. Problem solved!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By guachi

I lived in Montana and I can't think of any...

I lived in Montana and I can't think of any reason I'd ride on one of the main interstate highways when I can ride on some other highway instead. I did a ride up near Cascade, MT and we rode on US...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,683
Posted By guachi

The upper body differences I've noticed from...

The upper body differences I've noticed from cycling basically boils down to my shoulders. I've had decent abdominal strength for years but my shoulders are now stronger from cycling. I'm in the Navy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,480
Posted By guachi

Your sprint numbers are similar to my experience....

Your sprint numbers are similar to my experience. With non-grippy flat pedals the best I can muster for 5 seconds is about 750W and I've topped 1000W exactly once and that was with clipless and...
08-02-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

Looking at the data the variability is quite...

Looking at the data the variability is quite high. An average Watts of 138 for your ride is more like 1600 Calories burned so I can believe one could do this ride without eating anything. The...
07-28-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By guachi

I haven't found strength training for my legs...

I haven't found strength training for my legs adds much value to my bike riding. So the weight lifting I do is all upper body stuff for my arms, chest, and back.
07-28-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By guachi

Run an adblocker for Facebook and never see ads...

Run an adblocker for Facebook and never see ads again. Poof! Gone! Problem solved.
07-28-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,688
Posted By guachi

That's not a six week average. That's your best...

That's not a six week average. That's your best efforts for any given time period within the last six weeks. Being that close to your best effort is actually pretty good.
07-27-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

You really think so? I had an FTP of about 200 on...

You really think so? I had an FTP of about 200 on about 90 minutes of biking a week in my early 40s. FTP hit 230 on about 2.5 hours. And I assume most people in this forum ride this much or more and...
07-26-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

"Part of the one type of formula used"? What...

"Part of the one type of formula used"? What formula? Does that formula use Watts?

And to the above post about "how many watts does it take to ride 15 mph?". That's an unanswerable question if we...
07-26-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

The only way age, gender, or weight would affect...

The only way age, gender, or weight would affect how many Calories are burned for a 200W effort is if those things influenced the rider's efficiency. And I've not seen any evidence they actually do....
07-25-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By guachi

Echo everything Blakcloud said. All of the...

Echo everything Blakcloud said. All of the differences are nice but considering the tight market and the price of the 2017 SL6 I don't think the differences are enough to pass. As long as the 2017 is...
07-24-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

It's similar to "why do I always have no...

It's similar to "why do I always have no savings?" Once you start closely tracking where your money is going you'll find all the little dollars add up. Same with when you look at your food intake....
07-22-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By guachi

He didn't slip up. You just failed to understand...

He didn't slip up. You just failed to understand English. I understood what he meant without issue.
07-20-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By guachi

Thinking of food simply as fuel is the only way I...

Thinking of food simply as fuel is the only way I am able to cut back on eating. Luckily, I've otherwise been able to out exercise my bad diet.

But "food as fuel" is the only way I can be good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,550
Posted By guachi

Most comments people make are about as long as...

Most comments people make are about as long as your comment (except on my gaming forum where it's often multi-paragraphs). Only a few sentences. And if you think it takes 30 seconds on average to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,550
Posted By guachi

Comments don't take 30 seconds to read, that's...

Comments don't take 30 seconds to read, that's why. Your comment took about 3 seconds. My favorite political blog alone had 545 comments today. Another 500 or so trying to catch up on some gaming...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,550
Posted By guachi

I've been on internet discussion forums for...

I've been on internet discussion forums for almost 30 years now. RChung is a troll. Just ignore him or block him.

EDIT: After reading something around 10,000,000+ comments on discussion forums...
07-15-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,569
Posted By guachi

It's not "most unique" (there's no hierarchy of...

It's not "most unique" (there's no hierarchy of unique) nor even unique. It's also not more advanced than many other exercise bikes. Any smart trainer (yes, it's not technically a complete bike but...
07-12-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,039,326
Posted By guachi

May 4th TT. 36 minutes, 294W avg, 172 bpm HR. ...

May 4th TT. 36 minutes, 294W avg, 172 bpm HR.

July 7th TT. 29 minutes, 270W avg, 183 bpm HR.

5 minute splits of W and bpm on the first ride:
281/157
296/170
291/171
292/172
292/175
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