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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,053
Posted By RGMN

I got a 30 miler in. My buddy missed out.

I got a 30 miler in. My buddy missed out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,053
Posted By WhyFi

****ity ****. I may try and squeeze out for a...

****ity ****. I may try and squeeze out for a ride in the morning, then, too, of the not-too-heavy-breathing variety. I'm going to get a little stir-crazy otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By woodcraft

I completely agree on the benefit of powering...

I completely agree on the benefit of powering over the crest of a hill, the benefit of a PM in showing the issue, & the need to practice to overcome the tendency to to slack off too soon.

IMO this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By himespau

Not saying you should do this, but, if you were...

Not saying you should do this, but, if you were only racing on Zwift, I bet I know a number of people who'd see this and unpair the right pedal and run them as if they were a left-only Uno for races....
07-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,927
Posted By slcbob

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system...

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system where you do your time and you are back on the outside. Yet, in practice, you're arguing for some durable sanction.

I might not be opposed to higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,978
Posted By GlennR

https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/saddlebagtools.j...

https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/saddlebagtools.jpg
07-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be...

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be more generous" thing. It is a bike race.

He absolutely must hold to his word if he ever gets in a position to strike one of those drug deals...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,127
Posted By chaadster

IMO, reviewers like DC Rainmaker and GPLama...

IMO, reviewers like DC Rainmaker and GPLama offer deeper insights and more sophisticated bases for purchase decision making than a crude X/Y plot of precision vs. cost would. I mean, there’s just a...
07-06-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By surak

Everyone has their days, it's not easy to compare...

Everyone has their days, it's not easy to compare riders based on results because a one-day format is so different from Grand Tour overall or even individual stages, and that's just in road racing....
07-05-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,721
Posted By decosse

IMHO, there have been a lot of views voiced, and...

IMHO, there have been a lot of views voiced, and yes, there are many examples of fans who have created issues. The consequences of this incident affected many riders, not just a couple. Some had to...
07-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By slcbob

MinnMan you lasted longer than this thread...

MinnMan you lasted longer than this thread deserved after it went sideways.

Questioning the results with science and analysis is worth the bandwidth.

Grinding an axe with disbelief and...
06-21-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By Darth Lefty

Seven.

Seven.
06-02-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,130
Posted By Rolla

This is the case. I am not a Strava member/user,...

This is the case. I am not a Strava member/user, but a friend of mine regularly sends me links to his route maps and stats. As one would expect, they aren’t very interesting to anyone other than him.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 258,503
Posted By Rides4Beer

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin...

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin finish.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike6_939579aa51d2205f2ac0e3f0987f20d2e55580db.jpg
04-13-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,587
Posted By aclinjury

At this point, it must be absolutely clear that...

At this point, it must be absolutely clear that Pogacar is not only a younger, but better GC rider than McNulty. Period. McNulty was fortunate to be in the yellow because JV let it go in the break...
04-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,587
Posted By ooga-booga

in the leader’s jersey. congrats! saturday’s...

in the leader’s jersey. congrats! saturday’s final stage of the itzulia is gonna be quite the show and difficult to defend the top spot.
04-06-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,178
Posted By slcbob

I'll go with Woods.

I'll go with Woods.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,439
Posted By Psimet2001

This is what this forum was built for - finally a...

This is what this forum was built for - finally a thread where this advice is the only correct answer: Buy a new bike. Keep the old one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,439
Posted By datlas

This is why you should not sell/trade in your...

This is why you should not sell/trade in your entry level road bike. Keep as a backup/beater/foul weather ride.
02-22-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,178
Posted By GrainBrain

Woods is looking great. Rigo went to be with his...

Woods is looking great. Rigo went to be with his partner in Miami.


SPOILER FOR UAE TOUR:

Oh yeah that was incredible what MVP pulled off on stage one. To have it ripped away due to covid. Oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,414
Posted By Koyote

You guys are all pikers. 35 years teaching...

You guys are all pikers. 35 years teaching college students has given me a huge trove of sad stories: academic dishonesty, excuses for missing exams, etc. At almost every gathering of college...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,558
Posted By drewtk

For rim brake aero wheels, my default...

For rim brake aero wheels, my default recommendation are HED Jet wheels. Wide internal width, aluminum track, so they brake well, with a carbon fiber fairing to provide the aero benefit. Right now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,558
Posted By Bah Humbug

Ignore Hambini. If you want rim brake aero...

Ignore Hambini.

If you want rim brake aero wheels, Hed Jets are great and brake great.
11-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,672
Posted By JohnJ80

Maybe both of you guys need to meet some of the...

Maybe both of you guys need to meet some of the guys in their 70s and higher who can blow the doors off riders much younger than they are. To make a statement that someone in their 70s should not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,895
Posted By Bah Humbug

If your FTP is 360 and you have trouble on...

If your FTP is 360 and you have trouble on rolling hills, well, that's one hell of a group!
11-06-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By marguette

First ride success

Hey everyone. I just want to thank everyone for usefull information, suggestion and encouragement. After a week of research, buying msc tools and equipment, learning how to adjust my seat, inflate...
10-21-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,855
Posted By bikeme

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus...

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus ago. I used to hit anaerobic on interval training sessions but now only get to high tempo or mid-threshold. My Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By WhyFi

Flyby is great if you see someone (or a group) on...

Flyby is great if you see someone (or a group) on your ride and you wondered anything along the lines of, "where route are they taking?" or "I wonder what club that was?" or "was that Chris?!"
10-17-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,587
Posted By cmh

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice...

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice work Brandon!
10-16-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,855
Posted By OldTryGuy

OOPS :foo: Senior moment, I'm 70 -- that's my...

OOPS :foo: Senior moment, I'm 70 -- that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :lol:

BTW, heart still doing OK here and is slowing down a bit but still managed 102 miles Tuesday and 102 miles...
10-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,587
Posted By USAZorro

Good to see another young American displaying...

Good to see another young American displaying some promise. Note that very few of them live up to the highest expectations. It's a rough sport.

Tejay used to participate in the Road Forum here...
09-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,275
Posted By BlazingPedals

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here...

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here about it; but I am still recovering my strength after Covid. I don't know for sure where I got it, but the assumption is that is was a visitor to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,758
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure, I think I can. I should be clearer on...

Sure, I think I can.

I should be clearer on the frame thing - it could also be an imperfection in the layup but the geometry is ok. At any rate, I doubt the Felt engineers did any actual testing...
09-26-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,685
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default...

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default assumption is pretty much the opposite!
09-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,596
Posted By Steve B.

Why not just stick with SPD ?

Why not just stick with SPD ?
09-19-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 17,550
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

So is anyone else but me BLOWN away by today's TT...

So is anyone else but me BLOWN away by today's TT and the yellow jersey going to Pogacar?? Not to under estimate him as a rider, but no one on the broadcast predicted or could have predicted how fast...
09-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By caloso

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer,...

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer, you can get one of these for $20. https://www.kurtkinetic.com/inride-products/kinetic-inride-sensor-only
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,734
Posted By BenBoozer

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted....

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted. I’m loving how it looks! Will follow up after my first ride.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,192
Posted By downhillmaster

Yeah? Then why did you pose that exact question...

Yeah?
Then why did you pose that exact question in your OP?
You could have saved a lot of time and instead just posted “I know exactly why I bought a relatively cheap aluminum frame and I dare...
09-12-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,788
Posted By Racing Dan

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure...

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure its perfectly good enough. - Or get a luggage scale. Not very expensive and a bit more handy.
09-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By bbbean

Think in the long term. Real progress takes...

Think in the long term. Real progress takes months and years, not weeks. It's easy to look back on 12-24 months, see progress, and figure what that averaged per month, but it is rare to see a...
09-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By pdlamb

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just...

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just yet. Go ride your bike, four or five times a week, for the first month. Have fun. Then you can assess where you are and start formal training October...
09-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,256
Posted By shoota

I literally just went through this for my...

I literally just went through this for my Warbird. I went went carbon Bontrager Pro 3V's for two reasons:

1) I've never seen an alloy wheelset last all that long on a properly ridden gravel bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,519
Posted By Archwhorides

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the...

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the road bike, eazy peazy.
09-06-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By TheCharm

Thanks all for the help. I rode this yesterday...

Thanks all for the help. I rode this yesterday with success - 115 miles!

What I ended up doing:

I didn't ride fasted. Instead, I had some eggs and toast for breakfast - along with a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,758
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There are several things you can do if you get...

There are several things you can do if you get into a speed wobble, but you can do any one of them, you don't have to do them all. Get your ass in the air and your grip on the bars won't matter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By znomit

Consider spending the money on a week away...

Consider spending the money on a week away cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,529
Posted By Bah Humbug

Can you increase that, like maybe double it, in...

Can you increase that, like maybe double it, in the month or two before the event? If you do, you'll have a much more enjoyable ride.
09-02-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,052
Posted By Maelochs

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc...

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc brakes ... this proves discs are bad. BF Logic.

Discs are supposed to be easier to modulate. Therefore, if a rider crashes with discs .... what...
09-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,959
Posted By tomato coupe

The moment of inertia depends on the radius...

The moment of inertia depends on the radius squared. For a solid disc, I = 1/4 * m *r^2. For a weight at the rim, I = 1/2 * m * r^2. If you approximate the disc rotor as a solid disc, the equivalent...
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