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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

:lol: You've learnt nothing. :thumb: Stay...

:lol:

You've learnt nothing. :thumb: Stay ignorant if that's what you want.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'm not a diesel, far from it. But I can do...

I'm not a diesel, far from it. But I can do breakaways providing they aren't long, so 10mi out or something at most. It is true also that I can do multiple accelerations.

Here's 3 of my 300+...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Perspective, Larry. When I say I am rubbish at...

Perspective, Larry. When I say I am rubbish at climbing it doesn't mean I get dropped on climbs by everyone. :D It just isn't where my strengths are. I'm a flat road, crit-type rider but pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Again, we aren't a million miles apart, you're...

Again, we aren't a million miles apart, you're just being lazy and not wanting to read. :D ;)

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Mate, check the post, I was replying to Larry! :)...

Mate, check the post, I was replying to Larry! :)

I absolutely respect your achievements - we would get along in person. If you ever pop over to my neck of the woods, we could have a few rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have the Roval Rapide CLX's on my Trek Madone....

I have the Roval Rapide CLX's on my Trek Madone. I like them a lot, but I've been running 25mm on them to date. Only the front rim is wide.

The rear rim is much less so and deeper and suits a 25mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

So you think I'm misinformed about my own...

So you think I'm misinformed about my own experiences? :D

90% of all riders who have ever beaten me on climbs are larger than me - tall guys, great shape, heavier. But I'm faster on the flat and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

You really need to read all my posts here to see...

You really need to read all my posts here to see where I'm coming from since you failed to get the gist - we aren't disagreeing in the general sense but I am saying that it isn't a rule and I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

That's the thing, it isn't nearly as unusual as...

That's the thing, it isn't nearly as unusual as you might think, I see smaller riders performing to the opposite of what is trying to be taken as granted in this thread and vice versa. It's more down...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Same people! I'm one of the smallest guys in my...

Same people! I'm one of the smallest guys in my area so I generally have to compete with larger chaps. Par for the course for me! No choice, being only 5ft 6 and 141lbs. :D

Nearly everyone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yep. I've been using Elite level primarily...

Yep.

I've been using Elite level primarily because at amateur level the variables are vast. A big unit in road cycling at a high level is typically less than 200lbs with only a few exceptions - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Absolutely. Just as we can make assumptions on...

Absolutely. Just as we can make assumptions on the flat, we can make assumptions on the climbs too re heavy vs light, big vs small.

My point is that while we have these assumptions, and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

And yet, no disrespect, I'm 141lbs and would drop...

And yet, no disrespect, I'm 141lbs and would drop you from my wheel relatively easily even on a pancake flat road. I'm not trying to be funny here, it's just that absolute power isn't what you think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If you read what I wrote in my two posts here I...

If you read what I wrote in my two posts here I have written very similar re the impact of CDa and advantages of the larger rider due to being stronger; I am suggesting that larger riders typically...
07-31-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Remco vs Roglic will be a great fight at the...

Remco vs Roglic will be a great fight at the Vuelta! I may even pop over the border and watch it live.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Really? What do think power is then? Taking...

Really? What do think power is then?

Taking a 175lb rider pushing 300W with a W/kg of 3.75 and a 145lb rider pushing 300W with a W/kg of 4.60 as a baseline to start my thought process on this...
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Because, because, because this is the real World...

Because, because, because this is the real World and not hypothetical physics in a perfect environment! Note what I wrote - I did not suggest that there was no difference, I wrote that there would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

You are describing a potential problem that is...

You are describing a potential problem that is very rare - or should be - and not necessarily consequential.

I never experience what you are describing on my road bikes so the closest would be on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,837
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If you are physically stronger in terms of W/kg...

If you are physically stronger in terms of W/kg than someone else, you will be able to punch a hole through wind more easily. Larger riders tend to have greater muscle mass and if they are in good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Clipless does seem daunting at first but it is an...

Clipless does seem daunting at first but it is an easily learned system.

Falling at stop signs is something someone should only be doing once before learning how to unclip quickly - it really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I do enjoy it but...empty wallet? Far from it. I...

I do enjoy it but...empty wallet? Far from it. I have zero debt. I own my home outright - in one of the World's most beautiful and sought-after beach-holiday locations. I'm pretty much retired, I...
07-28-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,855
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, it is just that his finances don't stretch...

Yes, it is just that his finances don't stretch to a new bike at the moment. He's got a new gravel bike but that isn't allowed and there are no gravel races locally yet. He was going to try with an...
07-28-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,855
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I think every component of a bike is a...

I think every component of a bike is a consumable. They just last to differing stress usage. I've seen 'lifetime' guarantee frames worn out and broken from heavy mileage use - well beyond what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I think we all exercise our right to choice. I...

I think we all exercise our right to choice. I still have my first MTB, for example. 22 years old. Do I ride it? Nope. I have a 2019 MTB that is a far nicer ride. That's the choice I have made. I...
07-26-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,078
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The problem for roadies in Europe wanting e-bikes...

The problem for roadies in Europe wanting e-bikes is that the rules limiting assist are mainly aimed at preventing accidents in cities where cycling is the most common form of transport; Amsterdam,...
07-26-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I can't say I find any increased benefit from...

I can't say I find any increased benefit from training in hot weather. I live in one of Europe's most visited tourist beach hotspots. We have Sunny days for over 300 days per year. Temps are pretty...
07-26-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I really like that! :thumb: Yes, that is a...

I really like that! :thumb:

Yes, that is a very nice urban fixie. Not the same as a track bike though for all the reasons I stated above. But lovely for city or town use. In Amsterdam, that would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,792
Posted By AlgarveCycling

That doesn't sound unreasonable. 120km and 349m...

That doesn't sound unreasonable. 120km and 349m is almost flat. 4 riders, all on the strong side of things, yeah, 37.4km/h is very do-able, weather-conditions permitting for a 51yr old relatively fit...
07-26-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,457
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I call most of my cycling training because I have...

I call most of my cycling training because I have racing goals but I don't race nearly as often as I used to. When I stop racing altogether, I'll just call it my daily cycling exercise.

If I...
07-26-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I wasn't going to post in this thread again...

I wasn't going to post in this thread again but...

Urban fixie's are generally comfortable bikes that are reasonably lightweight due to having fewer components. I had a lovely fixie when I lived...
07-26-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The penny hasn't dropped for the good Prof yet....

The penny hasn't dropped for the good Prof yet. ;)

It's 100F here and I'm about to jump in my pool - cycling training done earlier - but I'll write a long response because I'm bored. So please...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I sorta get where you are coming from and I'm not...

I sorta get where you are coming from and I'm not saying go out and spend a wad of cash on something that won't add anything to your fun factor - I actually commend you for racing the bikes you have;...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,792
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Your logic only kinda works if you ride slowly. ...

Your logic only kinda works if you ride slowly.

Anyway, reading this reminded me of a chap who used to join our circuit training back in the 90's. He used an MTB very similar to the one in your...
07-25-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,221
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'm a big Quick-Step fan, I have ridden with them...

I'm a big Quick-Step fan, I have ridden with them the last couple of year's for a couple of days when they were in my region and I was in Belgium. Fabio is an awesome power-house.

This year they...
07-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

:roflmao2:I missed that! So he's an alcoholic...

:roflmao2:I missed that! So he's an alcoholic too?

An alcoholic with no friends who imagines his students want to emulate him...aw, no wonder he is here attention-seeking, poor guy. :D

So the...
07-25-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Don't even try to make sense out of the...

Don't even try to make sense out of the nonsensical. He's just fishing for attention, however bizarre.

If Prof LooneyTunes was serious and not on a wind up, he would be posting his Strava (or...
07-25-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Spelling mistake aside, the good Prof Clueless...

Spelling mistake aside, the good Prof Clueless has admitted the truth in the paragraph you quoted: "my thin students have purchased road bikes (in partial emulation of me their prof) made of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

While some of what you have written makes sense -...

While some of what you have written makes sense - such as your first sentence where you state that equipment doesn't matter so long as you are having fun and that training and position will have by...
07-23-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,357
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Spinning is great for an intense aerobic workout...

Spinning is great for an intense aerobic workout and I prefer it to treadmill work if I need to use a gym when on holiday etc. When I had to go to Amsterdam often and the weather was bad, I'd join in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,563
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I wish Strava would recognise the age groups like...

I wish Strava would recognise the age groups like the UCI does and also award trophies and KOM's by age, not only overall and then age leaderboards.

KOM's by age would be a good incentive. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,563
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have local legends turned off but I get that it...

I have local legends turned off but I get that it is a form of encouragement to ride more - for many who ride purely for health and fitness as opposed to enjoyment etc, it is a little extra...
07-22-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,221
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I don't agree. Everyone knew from the very start...

I don't agree. Everyone knew from the very start that this year's Tour was not for the sprinter's per se and that they would struggle. Some Tour's are like that. Fabio won a stage and he has made an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

This type of test must really be done on the same...

This type of test must really be done on the same day with the same weather conditions on the same road segment back-to-back using a power meter and adopting the exact same riding position wearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Highlighting your question in bold...the answer...

Highlighting your question in bold...the answer in terms of gains will of course vary from one person to another, hence no manufacturer can give a number applicable to all. They rather give wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If someone had zero intention of putting...

If someone had zero intention of putting themselves into the wind at all, then yes, drafting does negate the need for an aero bike to a large extent and so a lighter bike will save climbing watts...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,134
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Aero will trump weight in most cases but for long...

Aero will trump weight in most cases but for long steep climbs, a light bike can pay dividends. Of course, there are just so many variables to take into account but I don't agree that we can...
07-19-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's fairly bizarre. If he isn't a troll, he's a...

It's fairly bizarre. If he isn't a troll, he's a fantasist with zero clue who is deeply entrenched in his incorrect views and won't be swayed - best not to engage directly with him and let the thread...
07-18-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,439
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I don't use Garmin anymore but last year it had...

I don't use Garmin anymore but last year it had me in the top 1% and fitness age of 20. I'm 53! :lol:

...
07-18-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,221
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Ineos are using ice vests - sorta like gilet's...

Ineos are using ice vests - sorta like gilet's but with ice compartments. GCN+ did a short explanation about their use. Looking at the Peloton though, it seems most just stick an ice pack on the back...
07-07-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,738
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Canyon have an Ultimate CF with Ultegra costing...

Canyon have an Ultimate CF with Ultegra costing less than 3000 that weighs in at 7kg with rim brakes. Add aero wheels and it's a bargain Cat 2/3/4 racing bike.
It's more than light enough to really...
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