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07-23-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By surak

He's been more noticeable in the alternative...

He's been more noticeable in the alternative events than UCI races since then. Not a bad thing, just might explain the lack of visibility in the World Tour if his goals/focus has shifted away from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,432,905
Posted By surak

Negative. Need a handlebar or bum bag to complete...

Negative. Need a handlebar or bum bag to complete the look.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,432,905
Posted By surak

Caught my eye when looking for things to use some...

Caught my eye when looking for things to use some REI gift card balance on, figured it'll be perfect when riding to the neighborhood microbreweries....
07-23-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By surak

You can filter the official UCI rankings...

You can filter the official UCI rankings (https://www.uci.org/road/rankings) by nationality. Some notable other Americans are Matteo Jorgensen, Larry Warbasse, Chad Haga, and Will Barta. The first 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 807
Posted By surak

I haven't done any structured training since the...

I haven't done any structured training since the pandemic started, unless strict recovery or endurance efforts count. I decided that I'd lose motivation to flog myself with intervals when I had no...
07-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 273
Posted By surak

On the men's side Remco isn't gassed, Primosz is...

On the men's side Remco isn't gassed, Primosz is banged up but not gassed, and let's be real, Pogacar broke a sweat no more than 4 times the entire TdF (3 wins and one double Ventoux stage). Plus if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By surak

You're not always going to be hot even when it's...

You're not always going to be hot even when it's hot out. A base layer can help regulate temperature.

Also some of my bib straps and jerseys feel scratchy against bare skin.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,076
Posted By surak

Having a spare wheelset is a fine idea. My point...

Having a spare wheelset is a fine idea. My point is that you shouldn't expect any noticeable upgrade (that word that's in your title) at your self-imposed price point. Nor will saving weight, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 862
Posted By surak

I didn't have good luck with Squirt, and I have...

I didn't have good luck with Squirt, and I have reason to believe ZFC when they say it's actually not that great unless you can work it into the chain, which takes a very long time. My experience was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,076
Posted By surak

I don't think you're going to gain or lose much...

I don't think you're going to gain or lose much of anything at that price point if the OEM Giant wheels are functional and the only issue you have is their weight. You won''t be able to replace them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,644
Posted By surak

A couple times a month is what OP said. That's...

A couple times a month is what OP said. That's nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,644
Posted By surak

It's easy to swap pedals. The more you do it, the...

It's easy to swap pedals. The more you do it, the easier it gets. Worst part is getting grease on your hands/arms if you are a bit careless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By surak

:lol: Turns out the Cento_S7 bibs I've owned for...

:lol: Turns out the Cento_S7 bibs I've owned for 2 years also has the "eyeWear Holder" on the strap and I'd never noticed, nevermind thought I'd want to use it.

I like the chamois on the Centos...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By surak

I have a 50km long, 450m elev gain round-trip...

I have a 50km long, 450m elev gain round-trip commute. I've ridden it on 3 different bikes, 2 using the same powermeter pedals. Unless you "upgrade" to a TT bike, a nicer bike with no other changes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By surak

Is this really a thing, or are you referring to...

Is this really a thing, or are you referring to the radio pocket that racing bibs usually have? I'm trying to figure out how one would even drape their sunglasses on any bib straps without wearing...
07-09-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Posted By surak

Unless something's changed very recently, there...

Unless something's changed very recently, there is no profit-sharing at the TdF between the organizers and the teams. It's actually one of the aspects of professional cycling that many consider...
07-06-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By surak

I don't know how often it happens, but Cav's max...

I don't know how often it happens, but Cav's max speed in the final 500m was lower than Morkov's. Not pointing this out to cheapen today's win (DQT even retweeted that fact), just showing how strong...
07-06-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 889
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, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By surak

If you can hear anything clearly over your fans,...

If you can hear anything clearly over your fans, you aren't riding hard enough.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

How about the Bolt 2.0 being out for only two...

How about the Bolt 2.0 being out for only two months having some relevance to why he'd use the 530 "for a while". Why would anyone expect a tech reviewer to use a 4-year old bike computer rather than...
07-02-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By surak

Nope. Cav wasn't planning to be in it even a week...

Nope. Cav wasn't planning to be in it even a week before the Tour, but Sam Bennett had a knee injury that kept him off the roster (his decision, by accounts). Then Cav didn't want to do the Tour...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

Not in small parr due to his issues with the Bolt...

Not in small parr due to his issues with the Bolt 2.0 affecting people living in the Netherlands...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous...

"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/524014-they-say-a-little-knowledge-is-a-dangerous-thing-but)...
07-02-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,402
Posted By surak

Beating MSR-winner Stuyven while he was at it. ...

Beating MSR-winner Stuyven while he was at it.

He mentioned targeting another stage besides today's. Will not be given a long leash the second time, I assume.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

Right, that concrete guessery that's proven solid...

Right, that concrete guessery that's proven solid enough to withstand your talking points about luxury cars and people using the Internet differently. :lol:

Now that we're past the denouement and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

My bad, I mistook your sincere exit from the...

My bad, I mistook your sincere exit from the debate with your tail tucked behind your legs for sarcastic snipes aimed at getting in the last word when you failed to produce anything to fill the holes...
07-02-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By surak

Connect your (smart) trainer as power but not...

Connect your (smart) trainer as power but not controllable in Zwift. Use TrainerRoad as usual. Don't try using Bluetooth to connect both to power. If you don't have a smart trainer then the...
07-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By surak

Edit: just a Cav thread so deleting the post...

Edit: just a Cav thread so deleting the post about others.

Cav's come back from injury and illness, and at least lack of belief in/from his previous teams (who wanted him to lose weight) and in...
07-02-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By surak

Hasn't Cav shown that power isn't everything in...

Hasn't Cav shown that power isn't everything in winning throughout his career? The story goes that he wouldn't have even made team selection when he was younger because his power numbers were...
Forum: Foo
07-02-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 987
Posted By surak

Worthy of a salute for never butchering the...

Worthy of a salute for never butchering the pronunciation of words such as "about," "process," and "pasta."
However he always showed his deep disappointment, never hiding it, when all contestants...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

How would those speculative differences cause...

How would those speculative differences cause almost no complaints about a fundamental requirement for the Elemnt to function -- Bluetooth, which you almost need along with a phone to use with it by...
07-02-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,402
Posted By surak

Have to give Mohoric props for the win today. And...

Have to give Mohoric props for the win today. And for nabbing stage wins in all three GTs on their longest days. :eek:

Even though his name is familiar, I don't know much about him and he doesn't...
07-02-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,082
Posted By surak

When MdvP won and took the yellow jersey, I read...

When MdvP won and took the yellow jersey, I read or heard somewhere the wisecrack "now that's how you properly honor your grandparents...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

That's even dumber then, because what you really...

That's even dumber then, because what you really mean in that case is that being an Edge or Elemnt owner (what about both???) would cause a strong bias in how one uses the Internet. Just listen to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

Nothing you're saying is controversial, but what...

Nothing you're saying is controversial, but what you're implying is that because you can't put a number on the denominator, that an effect isn't possible to even suggest, or that even a denominator...
07-02-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By surak

41 miles is nothing to worry about. For someone...

41 miles is nothing to worry about. For someone young and healthy, you don't even need any serious training for it provided you pace yourself. Go slower than your 10-mile pace, try to consistently...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

And why wouldn't the grass be greener for Wahoo...

And why wouldn't the grass be greener for Wahoo users reporting that they're moving to Garmin due to Bluetooth issues? Your unspoken null hypothesis seems to be that the rate of Bluetooth errors...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

You don't think that people who replace their...

You don't think that people who replace their Garmins with Wahoos don't check that the Wahoos actually will solve their problem before putting down money? Are you really that daft that you think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

I know you have to assume that most people don't...

I know you have to assume that most people don't understand statistics when you wade into these type of discussions, but I can assure you that as my day job involves finding predictive patterns in...
07-02-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By surak

How will having support help Carapaz drop Pogacar...

How will having support help Carapaz drop Pogacar (it didn't for Roglic last year)? Pog's not going to care if Kwiato or Tao fly the coop, that's more likely to put the Ineos leaders in trouble by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

Wouldn't you know it, decisions about whether to...

Wouldn't you know it, decisions about whether to spend $250+ to replace a defective Garmin head unit often comes with some investigation. The Internet happens to be seeded by those who've had to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

You might want to check whether he glows in the...

You might want to check whether he glows in the dark. :eek:

But in all seriousness, if he uses your 530, do you expect the Bluetooth issues to go away? I have direct A/B comparisons on the same...
07-02-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By surak

Oops, Ineos forgot that Movistar still carries a...

Oops, Ineos forgot that Movistar still carries a seething hatred for Carapaz.

Pogacar's team was predictably dropped but he managed to lose no time to the only real GC attack today with help from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

Sure Bluetooth interference can be an issue....

Sure Bluetooth interference can be an issue. Funny that it's only a widespread issue for Garmin Edge computers. Never had a problem with my Bolt. The only explanation must be that Wahoo's invented an...
07-02-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,134
Posted By surak

Knowing when you've never tried, that's solid...

Knowing when you've never tried, that's solid evidence right there.

Anyone with a powermeter who knows how to stay below threshold so they can pace themselves can make it with sufficient gearing....
07-02-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,134
Posted By surak

Believe whatever you want, pro teams already know...

Believe whatever you want, pro teams already know indoor training is effective (https://pca.st/episode/81ea9dfc-d85f-4d35-a83d-cdf44f94b646)(and triathletes have known for even longer).
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07-01-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,134
Posted By surak

It's essentially virtual gearing. It only takes...

It's essentially virtual gearing. It only takes twice as long if you put out half the power you would on something twice as steep, which is not what people do. And yes of course you can set it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,394
Posted By surak

Interesting to read that Garmin still hasn't...

Interesting to read that Garmin still hasn't figured out stable Bluetooth connections in the 30 series. My first computer was a 520 that sucked because (among many issues) when it dropped Bluetooth,...
07-01-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,134
Posted By surak

You are misinformed. Zwift climbs feel half as...

You are misinformed. Zwift climbs feel half as steep if you leave the trainer difficulty setting at 50%, but it takes the same amount of power to cover whatever the route is and you would simply go...
06-30-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,134
Posted By surak

He's not riding a 'bent.

He's not riding a 'bent.
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