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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By genejockey

You're overgeneralizing about things where...

You're overgeneralizing about things where there's considerable overlap. You shouldn't assume that because someone is smaller and lighter than you that they won't crush you on the flats, or that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Notice the goat catcher in teal in the second...

Notice the goat catcher in teal in the second image. That's me.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48420021742_5e78198034_o_d.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By Hermes

In the past opening a thread BF / reading posts...

In the past opening a thread BF / reading posts could be pretty funny. For some reason, when I opened this one and saw sup guys and chatting with a girl, I broke out laughing. Thanks for that.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By koala logs

He was quoting LarrySellerz. You're LarrySellerz?

He was quoting LarrySellerz. You're LarrySellerz?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By big john

If you're reasonably fit you should be able to...

If you're reasonably fit you should be able to adapt to group rides again. Whatever you can do alone might not have any bearing on what happens with a group, though.
The key to happy group riding is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Mojo31

Thread needs some beng, larry and tim.

Thread needs some beng, larry and tim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,964
Posted By Chuck M

The reason I enjoy your posts more than the other...

The reason I enjoy your posts more than the other crap posters is you post pictures. We deserved to see how the golf club problem was solved and I have yet to see Larry's aero bar system. But here...
07-30-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By indyfabz

Cut off its food supply or it will keep egging...

Cut off its food supply or it will keep egging you on with BS.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,477
Posted By GBK233

Just upgraded last from a 2020 Giant Defy...

Just upgraded last from a 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 2 to a 2020 Tarmac SL6 expert Di2. Saw improvement IMMEDIATELY. Average speed went up 2mph…and shaved 2-3min off my daily 15mile ride
I’m sure...
07-30-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,078
Posted By ooga-booga

wow...helluva performance by remco in the...

wow...helluva performance by remco in the klasikoa today. hopefully, we'll see him in la vuelta.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By Iride01

Regardless of any perceived benefit. I'd rather...

Regardless of any perceived benefit. I'd rather be a light rider with a high watts/kg and just take my chances with any wind if there are indeed chances to take.
07-30-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By genejockey

Imagine using a posed picture as proof of a...

Imagine using a posed picture as proof of a rider's position, when there are multiple pictures of that rider in action, as well as numerous pictures of the bikes he rode, none of which have slammed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By Bah Humbug

Yup. That's why I have more power than Froome.

Yup. That's why I have more power than Froome.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By WhyFi

See, these are the kinds of tough questions that...

See, these are the kinds of tough questions that I'd expect from someone that regularly touts their academic training and scientific work environment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm medium weight, but once or twice a week I eat...

I'm medium weight, but once or twice a week I eat tacos for dinner and I consider it training for blustery days. :)
07-29-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By WhyFi

BMI is a useful diagnostic for *populations* not...

BMI is a useful diagnostic for *populations* not individuals.
07-29-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By livedarklions

Am I now going to have to explain why bmi doesn't...

Am I now going to have to explain why bmi doesn't really tell you anything? News flash--muscle is heavier than fat.
07-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer synthetics because they are better at...

I prefer synthetics because they are better at wicking moisture and dry faster than cotton. Modern synthetic fabrics have come a long way and are way more comfortable than cotton.
07-27-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By terrymorse

The repeated notion that pros don't care about...

The repeated notion that pros don't care about wind drag in a road race, because they're comfortably tucked into the peloton is, of course, ridiculous.

In a road race, every rider spends...
07-27-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By genejockey

The stubborn insistence that his experience and...

The stubborn insistence that his experience and his particular motivations are common to all cyclists is a lot like another poster, but at least that other poster invariably manages to overgeneralize...
07-27-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By livedarklions

OK, I'm as guilty of it as anyone, but isn't it...

OK, I'm as guilty of it as anyone, but isn't it time to quit feeding this flat earther troll?

This had been an interesting thread (I admit that grudgingly because I think that was despite a very...
07-26-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,652
Posted By caloso

It's just semantics to me. Exercise connotes...

It's just semantics to me. Exercise connotes general health, but training connotes a specific goal or event.

I race, so for most of the year I'm on a plan for specific races or a series of races....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By cyclezen

You know... liking and enjoying cycling, however...

You know... liking and enjoying cycling, however you find a way to do it, is a good thing. And some of your thoughts are certainly 'right on'.
But it's the way you present it. You obviously have a...
07-26-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By livedarklions

Thank you! There's a huge problem in the...

Thank you! There's a huge problem in the scientific/medical understanding of what is causation and what is mere correlation between general health and weight. For example, some health problems make...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By big john

[QUOTE=beng1;22587851]So nobody is "impressive"...

[QUOTE=beng1;22587851]So nobody is "impressive" unless they can average 20mph for some distance you decide on? How does that have any meaning to anyone but you? /QUOTE]
You read that wrong. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By beng1

Right, the person who started the thread, and I...

Right, the person who started the thread, and I are both riding a road bike around 19-20mph average, that is slow, so I guess my logic is fine. No bike is going to get us up to the crazy speeds you...
07-25-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,652
Posted By Random11

I'm Not Training; I'm Exercising

Every morning I ride 15-20 miles over rolling hills. I rarely miss a day. I enjoy riding, but one motivator is that I think it's good for my health. I get occasional advice (and see it here) on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By terrymorse

That Marin "mountain bike", with its rigid frame...

That Marin "mountain bike", with its rigid frame and fork, is essentially a road bike, but with fat tires and flat bars, so of course it's going to perform much as that low end yellow "road" bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By Mojo31

If you want to get faster, you just have to get...

If you want to get faster, you just have to get aero. Do a search in "General Cycling" for "timtak." The dude has nailed it. If you emulate him you will get faster. :innocent:

Follow beng1 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,477
Posted By cyclezen

I bow to AlgarveCycling...

I bow to AlgarveCycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/algarvecycling-519343.html) for keeping composure... and saying what needed to be said.
...now i try to resist from being 'judgemental';...
07-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, it is one of SEVERAL faulty premises. It has...

Yes, it is one of SEVERAL faulty premises. It has been pointed out to him numerous times that modern racing bikes can easily be set up to replicate the riding position he advocates (and is shown in...
07-25-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By livedarklions

Don't get me wrong, the connections he's drawing...

Don't get me wrong, the connections he's drawing between posture and effort are total nonsense.
07-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By livedarklions

There's a fallacy in there--the quality of the...

There's a fallacy in there--the quality of the workout is determined by the person, not the machine. One can put the exact same effort into riding the aero bike as one can the non-aero, the rider...
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-24-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By tomato coupe

I thought Japan had very strict laws against...

I thought Japan had very strict laws against recreational drug use ...

Also, why am I suddenly craving a bowl of Fruit Loops?
07-24-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By genejockey

You can buy only large differences in performance...

You can buy only large differences in performance if you start low enough. The jump in performance from a $300 bike to a $3000 bike is enormous. Beyond that, it's all incremental.


Which makes...
07-24-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By tomato coupe

Please stop. You've gone from a quirky guy with...

Please stop. You've gone from a quirky guy with an extreme setup to someone that exposures total nonsense. The idea that people will give up cycling because their bike does not have an aggressive...
07-24-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By terrymorse

I know this has been written before, but it's...

I know this has been written before, but it's good advice:

Buy what you like to ride. If the bike you like costs big bucks, and you have the bucks to spend, go for it.

If the fancy and...
07-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By LarrySellerz

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the...

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the caravan, one of them owns this racing team. She posted these pics on strava yesterday. Their new jerseys are going to look sweet with those bikes, they are...
07-24-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By tempocyclist

A quick Google could have answered all your...

A quick Google could have answered all your questions, but yes, a Women's Tour de France. Eight stages starting after the Men's final stage.

Official website -...
07-23-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By Koyote

I can't believe that some of you are wasting time...

I can't believe that some of you are wasting time on this doofus.
07-23-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By beng1

The Time-trial was now two weeks ago today. It...

The Time-trial was now two weeks ago today. It was the out-and-back course with a slow turnaround at the halfway point and constant grades and hills the entire 12-mile distance but nothing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,477
Posted By Fredo76

Thank you.

I appreciate this acknowledgement. The dogma can be a little off-putting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,477
Posted By merlinextraligh

+1 2 minutes 35 seconds is a pretty big...

+1

2 minutes 35 seconds is a pretty big difference for essentially 3 miles of climbing. Additionally given that the ride ended at about the same elevation as it started, half of it is was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,477
Posted By Branko D

Maths (for a relatively average weight rider of...

Maths (for a relatively average weight rider of say 75kg dressed) and my measurements with a heavy touring bike suggests that 1kg of bike weight slows you down about 1% up a typical climb.

15lbs...
07-21-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,247
Posted By rsbob

What a surprise - we all are in the top 10% and...

What a surprise - we all are in the top 10% and are 20 year olds. Don’t know if I want a do-over as a 20 year old. Don’t have a power meter on the Bianchi but this was taken off of a Zwift session...
07-21-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,268
Posted By MinnMan

Well, maybe they should, but Jakobsen did win one...

Well, maybe they should, but Jakobsen did win one of the true sprint finishes. Maybe blame the organizers too. The route wasn't set up for a lot of sprint finishes. (It was set up to make things...
07-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,268
Posted By Scoondle

It has been fantastic. The yellow jersey being...

It has been fantastic. The yellow jersey being attacked 50kms from the finish. For much of the last 30years a dominant team would control mountain stages until the last kilometre. I have watched...
07-21-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,268
Posted By MinnMan

Van Aert has been amazing. Getting in the break...

Van Aert has been amazing. Getting in the break nearly every day and driving the pace.
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