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07-30-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 996
Posted By burnthesheep

10w is meaningful as a % of what the average...

10w is meaningful as a % of what the average Bikeforum user’s ftp likely is. :thumb:

So if the risk reward of flats and cost of the setup is in your budget, have fun. Forget the haters.
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07-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 825
Posted By burnthesheep

I've had it happen also. Idiots gonna idiot. ...

I've had it happen also. Idiots gonna idiot. There's yields here for entering roundabouts. Meaning you don't stop if your path is clear. Same for car or bike. Just because an idiot in the circle...
07-29-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

Personally, the only work a dealer would ever do...

Personally, the only work a dealer would ever do to my vehicle is warrantied work with no out of pocket. Or a recall.

Otherwise I depend solely on word of mouth close connected friends. "So and...
07-29-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

First ebay deal used San Remo came in. Man,...

First ebay deal used San Remo came in. Man, might be new favorite for $50. Solid kit. I can't swing over $200 new for that. But I can try to steal used deals on a couple. Those will be ******...
07-29-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

6x5 vo2 Tues night on Zwift, a GCN show host...

6x5 vo2 Tues night on Zwift, a GCN show host workout. Pretty solid for a Zwift canned workout. The native Zwift stuff is all over the damn place. This one though had logical warmup and sets. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,806
Posted By burnthesheep

For the ultrasonic clean I help out the built in...

For the ultrasonic clean I help out the built in heater by boiling the water in a stove pot then pouring it into the cleaner. This sufficiently is hot enough with simple green to strip the chain. I...
07-27-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

I can't decide what to do for my weeknight ride. ...

I can't decide what to do for my weeknight ride. Solo gravel, group gravel Weds, or worlds Thurs. I like our team worlds but freaking 40+ min out of town drive. And nobody really hangs afterwards....
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 803
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, I didn't intend to depress anyone! Just a...

Yeah, I didn't intend to depress anyone! Just a realignment of reality against perceptions. We see all these social media posts and tv shows of all these people always hanging out with "friends". ...
07-27-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

I got a gift of free time before our family...

I got a gift of free time before our family vacation. I drove TSB down to negative 38. Lol.

Then during the trip just did 105% up the cat 3 and cat 2 climb by the cabin a handful of times...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,591
Posted By burnthesheep

What's the safety impetus for junior bmx riders...

What's the safety impetus for junior bmx riders to not be allowed ages 12-under to use clipless for racing? They claim it's to develop "skills" you'd otherwise not develop.

OK. That's not really...
07-26-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

In other news, tired of wearing worn out flappy...

In other news, tired of wearing worn out flappy kit on the TT bike training rides. Bought a used Castelli san remo suit to try. If I like the cheapo used one, I'll buy a new-to-me one. See if I...
07-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

We rest our head in N Hills, rapidly developing...

We rest our head in N Hills, rapidly developing and rising prices. I work at Novo out in Clayton. Traffic is easy out of town and back in as many more folks drive into town for their daily work. ...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,056
Posted By burnthesheep

I know this isn't the bike part of the forum, but...

I know this isn't the bike part of the forum, but bikes are a good example of an item that if you hold certain values just moving domestically might not work. Or food culture you prefer (markets and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By burnthesheep

Different drop bars have different reach...

Different drop bars have different reach distances for the hoods mounting point also. Sometimes some millimeters hidden there.

I run what I think I remember is a 75mm on my cyclocross bike. Bike...
07-26-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

I think I don't have any right to complain about...

I think I don't have any right to complain about riding variety. In looking at maybe selling to cash out some home value and moving to a cheaper locale near my work I realized I would literally only...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 803
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, with all this it starts coming down to a...

Yeah, with all this it starts coming down to a list of things we routinely do and what would be different if we moved. A literal pro cons and value mapping exercise.

I think the answer short term...
07-26-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,498
Posted By burnthesheep

My 2015 Propel is mech and is junk to replace the...

My 2015 Propel is mech and is junk to replace the FD/RD cables. I had such issues with it I custom made a bottom bracket clamp deal for the cable housing and now run the added weight of cable...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 803
Posted By burnthesheep

Wife and I are considering it. I guess the...

Wife and I are considering it.

I guess the biggest difference would be that as a family unit of the 4 of us, there are some things nearby we do like doing together. We've our routine of local...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 803
Posted By burnthesheep

The reason for asking is it is an expectations...

The reason for asking is it is an expectations vs. reality kind of thing. Don't have grand expectations for things if the reality is a little lower.

I kind of figured this was how it was.
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Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 803
Posted By burnthesheep

Do you have "close" friends?

I had read part of a book a while back and put it down after it got redundant in its points, "Bowling Alone". It was basically a social study with statistics about the loss of social capital. Loss...
07-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By burnthesheep

If it bothers you use the elevation correction...

If it bothers you use the elevation correction button on Strava to default to their map data and it should be consistent (if not on target). Then even if wrong it will be the same.
07-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By burnthesheep

Based on that avg power and intensity factor of...

Based on that avg power and intensity factor of nearly 0.9, I'd say your ftp is set too low in the Wahoo Bolt's settings. So some good news!

Otherwise, that left right balance is unreal close to...
07-22-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,509
Posted By burnthesheep

My opinion has morphed over time from "hell no"...

My opinion has morphed over time from "hell no" to simply that each MUP user should follow the same prescribed rules set.

Meaning, stay right, pay attention, don't speed, etc......... Nothing to...
07-21-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,277
Posted By burnthesheep

Even ignoring the whole skills aspect which is of...

Even ignoring the whole skills aspect which is of primary importance, yup shelled.

I have a guy that's on my Facebook feed that posts up his Peloton workouts once in a while. It's been probably a...
07-20-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

Yesterday in town TT ride. One KOM surge then...

Yesterday in town TT ride. One KOM surge then just whatever. Just wasnt in mood for anything. 100 TSS in like 65min.

490w 1min and 455w 1.5min in aero. One and done. :lol:

I kind of want...
07-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not good with stuff like this. Other than...

I'm not good with stuff like this. Other than moving to the sticks or a really undesirable location, how do you monetize on gains in value of property?

We're up enough in ours we could pay cash...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By burnthesheep

Best option: puller pays the F attention and...

Best option:
puller pays the F attention and takes good lines while each rider behind follows good line the leader takes.

2nd best:
hand on same side as obstacle while you miss it. If you use...
07-19-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

Low volume week, family vacation to Blowing Rock....

Low volume week, family vacation to Blowing Rock. Lots of hiking time.

I did get in two short 1hr-ish climb workouts. Just ride down off the house from the mountain, do a loop and grab a couple...
07-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,709
Posted By burnthesheep

What I can contribute: -some folks need more...

What I can contribute:

-some folks need more salt/electrolyte than others, so the Nuun tablet or table salt in your drink mix can help

-sure, starting really early can help

-I tried this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,692
Posted By burnthesheep

1. How do you get a half of a stage win? 2....

1. How do you get a half of a stage win?

2. Some teams are so hamstrung by shyte tires that they black out the ones they want to use for time trials at least so the sponsor can't see.

3. ...
07-08-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,921
Posted By burnthesheep

Most amateur riders, including when you were a...

Most amateur riders, including when you were a Cat 3, don't have the engine built that they can cruise at a solid power for hours while burning mostly fat.

Most amateur folks with mortal ftp's...
07-08-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,921
Posted By burnthesheep

Bonk = acute Fatigue = chronic Bonk is a...

Bonk = acute
Fatigue = chronic

Bonk is a more immediate metabolic state you get into. Fatigue is a physiological situation driven by your training choices in the days/weeks leading up to it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,725
Posted By burnthesheep

I saw video from the Firecracker ride of past...

I saw video from the Firecracker ride of past years and chose not to participate. I won my class at regional TT's and considered trying it riding along just for the timed segment hunt thing they...
07-05-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

I told Trainingpeaks to shutup. Wife and kids...

I told Trainingpeaks to shutup. Wife and kids out of town I made best effort at most useful volume in a week I could do. So no 10 hour 100 watt days. Kept it Z2 and such. So lots of 90min to...
07-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By burnthesheep

Most TT helmets that use a visor built in account...

Most TT helmets that use a visor built in account for this. Find one that allows you to ser better.

For training rides, try a Giro Vanquish roadie helmet with the visor. Same deal on being able...
07-01-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

I had gotten this Trinity thru Pro's Closet. ...

I had gotten this Trinity thru Pro's Closet. Either the prior owner or them didn't assemble the front end correctly. I took apart the front end to inspect and measure some stuff before buying some...
06-30-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,201
Posted By burnthesheep

It's rationalization. Even when folks are plenty...

It's rationalization. Even when folks are plenty happy doing what they do, they still tend to have little mental snippets about "why" they do something.

Part of that rationalization for a small...
06-29-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,235
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW, last week our crit lover in the team went...

FWIW, last week our crit lover in the team went out and again there was a crash in the 4/5. So, that makes either 3 of 4 or 3 of 5 weeks he's gone out and there's been a crash in his field. It's...
06-28-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,686
Posted By burnthesheep

Exactly. The poster above arguing into the...

Exactly. The poster above arguing into the ground doesn't get this. This is a fundamental concept of physics class that really befuddles a lot of people. Drawing boundaries around systems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,196
Posted By burnthesheep

Fwiw soccer folks use the word kit also. Guess...

Fwiw soccer folks use the word kit also. Guess you shouldn’t play kids or adult rec league soccer either. :lol:
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By burnthesheep

Not really sure why I originally chose that...

Not really sure why I originally chose that username. I wish I could change it as it doesn't really match at all with my likeness. I'm pretty sure it was in a quote somebody put up and it was kind...
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By burnthesheep

In the US when people have issues in life, often...

In the US when people have issues in life, often an "outlet" that is unsafe and inappropriate is the automobile. Go out and hit 100mph and race around. Go get angry at others.

Living an entire...
06-24-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,131
Posted By burnthesheep

Back to 2x on the cross bike. If pros can manage...

Back to 2x on the cross bike. If pros can manage to race cross with a 2x setup, I ought to be able to set it up reliable enough to ride. I just got tired of riding in Umstead up Turkey Steep in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 377,116
Posted By burnthesheep

It got bad enough a couple times earlier in the...

It got bad enough a couple times earlier in the ride with trying to get a faster rotation going that it would end after one rotation with dingleberries content with a chill 200w puller on the front....
06-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,254
Posted By burnthesheep

Nonstop sweetspot in the windswept lovely 80 deg...

Nonstop sweetspot in the windswept lovely 80 deg eastern NC. Felt great. Just motor at 250w or so in TT for an hour. Little under and over with little pimples of rise and fall. The HR per power I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By burnthesheep

There's a lot at play. In TT your effort is so...

There's a lot at play. In TT your effort is so regulated that you can attain a higher AP. How tight are the corners? Are we talking you have to stop pedal for 5 seconds per turn and lose 2mph or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 377,116
Posted By burnthesheep

I love the weeknight worlds guys not yelling per...

I love the weeknight worlds guys not yelling per se but trying to get you to reel in the break guy in the last mile while they have zero intention of pulling through to do the same. Nice try.
06-21-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,317
Posted By burnthesheep

Went to local shop this weekend. I prefer the...

Went to local shop this weekend. I prefer the full length shift/brake cables that shops carry instead of the "snip the end you don't need" kind that come in online kits that always seem to just...
06-21-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,533
Posted By burnthesheep

Most any place that does this kind of lending...

Most any place that does this kind of lending does so on lines of credit with different liens than the item purchased. Usually it's a "credit card" credit line opened and those can garnish your...
06-19-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By burnthesheep

9160 Di2 single button "hold down" function?

I saw a forum user on another forum post the following and I want to know the same thing. If this is true and there is a way to recover the function, I would buy single button 9160 for my extensions...
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