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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,275
Posted By burnthesheep

4w/kg at 75 is 300w 4w/kg at 70 is 280w ...

4w/kg at 75 is 300w
4w/kg at 70 is 280w

That's 20w difference on a very typical group ride difference in weights. Not even likely the largest difference.

I ride with folks sometimes where the...
05-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By burnthesheep

40k-ish. I asked two months before the event if...

40k-ish. I asked two months before the event if the organizer could move the one out-back leg another like hundred yards out, as it's technically annoyingly just shy of 40k.

I won the 4/5 open,...
05-23-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By burnthesheep

The post mortem on the TT..........the race was...

The post mortem on the TT..........the race was all headwind/tailwind for most of the event. It's a big loop, but the loop is oblong in that direction. The course runs dominantly outbound towards...
05-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By burnthesheep

It was too hot to wear both socks and the shoe...

It was too hot to wear both socks and the shoe covers today for the regional TT, if that says anything. That cost me an identical time to last year by a couple seconds lost, on about 10w less power....
05-20-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

All tapered for regional TT. Bike is ready. ...

All tapered for regional TT. Bike is ready. Only small complaint is couldn't find my rear wheel aero skewer. Found the front one.

Installed the pad foam, man that's more comfy. I had it bare...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

Meeting a local Sunday. It's old, it's like a...

Meeting a local Sunday. It's old, it's like a 2014 or 2015. $750. I'd hate to go thru trouble to ship something at that price, versus just make it single speed and keep it if it doesn't sell...
05-19-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 829
Posted By burnthesheep

Personal opinion based off of what I'm seeing as...

Personal opinion based off of what I'm seeing as "trends" these days in bike offerings.

If after a road endurance geometry, go ahead and instead just get either a gravel bike or a cyclocross bike....
05-18-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

With concerns over obsolescence with sram 11spd...

With concerns over obsolescence with sram 11spd etap, would you avoid upgrading a mech shifted road bike using that? I was tempted by used prices and the wireless aspect for ease of upgrade and fact...
05-17-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

Selling the old ass Crockett and going modern. I...

Selling the old ass Crockett and going modern. I enjoy logging gravel miles for z2/tempo and even some threshold stuff when riding "in town". I can just keep a much steadier burn going without all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,150
Posted By burnthesheep

Depends on internal wheel width/volume also. ...

Depends on internal wheel width/volume also.

HED for example on their 25mm external wheels say you don't need that much. I can only imagine a wider one even lower.

Your weight you don't need...
05-10-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah. I started a topic on Slowtwitch about it...

Yeah. I started a topic on Slowtwitch about it and several posters "it's a pig for cross". Then someone actually looked at the geometry I posted and was like "wait, it's not much different at all"....
05-10-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

I know how to fit myself to go fast on a TT bike....

I know how to fit myself to go fast on a TT bike. For road stuff I'm more clueless about general handling and geometry.

I put up the 3T Exploro against a Boone in size I want and Crockett in size...
05-08-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,030
Posted By burnthesheep

You’re not a schmuck. Your contribution has...

You’re not a schmuck. Your contribution has value. It interests me to get to “real” crr as knowing that can make my Notio aero testing more consistent and perhaps able to find smaller CdA...
05-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,030
Posted By burnthesheep

Reduce the variables and create a repeatable...

Reduce the variables and create a repeatable protocol. ABAB, or ABBA style. Same power meter, surface, bike, wheels, etc….Then try again.

Love all the BF Freds rolling into a topic like this to...
Forum: Triathlon
05-07-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,117
Posted By burnthesheep

1. get book 2. get Trainingpeaks 3. do...

1. get book
2. get Trainingpeaks
3. do swim coach
4. bike fit by tri/tt fitter
5. Basically follow an 80/20 plan
6. Get a slowtwitch username as Bikeforums is NOT good for this kind of...
05-07-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

Notio back on the bike for a Z2 out/back laps and...

Notio back on the bike for a Z2 out/back laps and one Z4 lap for funsies. Notio pretty consistently giving me around .195 .0045 combined CdA crr. I'm pleased with that.

I don't plan to adjust...
05-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,842
Posted By burnthesheep

That's a violation of BF posting...

That's a violation of BF posting rules.........FYI.
05-07-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,842
Posted By burnthesheep

They are protecting their property instead of the...

They are protecting their property instead of the people. They dont see pedestrians or bikes as threats to their property. They see a farm combine as a credible threat to property damage.
05-06-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,842
Posted By burnthesheep

Our club TT is on a road that has a “greenway”...

Our club TT is on a road that has a “greenway” parallel with a 10 mph limit. Road limit is 25. I TT uphill over the car speed limit and still get knob head “why you on the road in the lane”...
05-05-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

I really hate I took off and forgot and left off...

I really hate I took off and forgot and left off the aerometer for that duathlon. I should have put it back on by now to track some TT training rides. Today just doing 40ish minutes of threshold in...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By burnthesheep

Tri bikes often have a longer wheelbase or a...

Tri bikes often have a longer wheelbase or a longer chainstay to ease the handling a bit, less twitch.

Next up the stack is how far you can raise or lower the bars. Up/down. So road bikes that...
05-04-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 954
Posted By burnthesheep

While I completely agree with the ridiculous...

While I completely agree with the ridiculous nature of this kind of ticket, they DO sell products for bike racks and other things like hitches for this exact issue. Just to play Devil's advocate.
...
05-03-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

How much you weigh? The w/mph there seems a bit...

How much you weigh? The w/mph there seems a bit low.

Either way, there are "peak and fade" vo2 intervals you can do to both get used to doing that and also be able to judge your effort/speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By burnthesheep

We have local kids that destroy the 4/5...

We have local kids that destroy the 4/5 cyclocross fields and then race in the 3/4 and junior field while "placing well" in the 3/4 race. That's just talented junior racing, not necessarily anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By burnthesheep

Of note..........folks "trick" the usb devices...

Of note..........folks "trick" the usb devices that want to stop working when charging by utilizing a special usb cable with a different pin order that causes the device to charge while operating.
...
05-01-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

No more running till TT regionals. Converting...

No more running till TT regionals. Converting the fitness over now. A big aerobic week this week, and a few days next week. Then on to the TT intervals and simulated runs.

I also need one last...
05-01-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,200
Posted By burnthesheep

To throw another turd into the bowl, why does the...

To throw another turd into the bowl, why does the US and "the continentals" each think their standard is the bee's knees and accepts their own but not others? Is it purely an old school economic BS...
05-01-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,089
Posted By burnthesheep

Just speaking for myself, but the ratio gets a...

Just speaking for myself, but the ratio gets a lot closer or near on 50/50 the closer to and above threshold I get. The lower/easier power levels is where the difference exists.

In terms of...
04-29-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,507
Posted By burnthesheep

This topic is 6 pages long of excellent examples...

This topic is 6 pages long of excellent examples of argumentative fallacies. Geez. Usually that's expected in an opinion topic, but still, it's a bit much.
04-29-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,413
Posted By burnthesheep

To beat the horse some more...............Today,...

To beat the horse some more...............Today, out and back route. 22.75 mi in 1hr 5 seconds. 22.7mph on the road bike, decent kit and helmet, gp5000's and 750ft of elevation. There were 4 slows...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,488
Posted By burnthesheep

Cafe' roll or workout roll? It matters. The...

Cafe' roll or workout roll? It matters. The cafe' roll nobody on that ride should care either way as you're there to chat, have snacks and coffee, and enjoy the day. Not hammer or get in some XX...
04-27-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By burnthesheep

Nobody can read. Go reread it. I also saw the...

Nobody can read. Go reread it. I also saw the car with my eyes because I looked.

Also it slowed and then decided to go round.
04-27-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By burnthesheep

Preventing the left turn pass scenario?

Always trying to learn. The Varia told me a person saw me and was slowing behind me as I was owning the lane on a 2-lane road and hand signalling universal style for a left turn. The clown thought...
04-26-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,444
Posted By burnthesheep

Exactly, as you’re already sad because you ride a...

Exactly, as you’re already sad because you ride a cheap ugly half functional POS for every ride. Breaking it wouldn’t be any different.
04-25-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll take the prize too. Winners of the actual...

I'll take the prize too. Winners of the actual Olympic Tri only got a single beer can and a little 4" tall beaver statue. I'll take the 3 extra beers instead of the beaver statue. :D

I did get...
04-23-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By burnthesheep

Win. PR for first 5k. 22:06, 23.5mph,...

Win.

PR for first 5k. 22:06, 23.5mph, 22:46. Bike leg is off, on the way in there's a solid 1.5mi downhill I would normally rip in the 60/12 combo. The short course tri folks were on the way...
04-22-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,339
Posted By burnthesheep

Each year I get at least one vehicle inspected in...

Each year I get at least one vehicle inspected in Clayton NC near my work at my lunch break. There's a 4-lane with median road through town, business 70. I watch foot traffic risk life every few...
04-22-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

Idiots at Giro forgot the US sticker in my...

Idiots at Giro forgot the US sticker in my helmet. Caught it getting ready for the du tomorrow. It's about 5 seconds slower to put on, but I guess I'll just HAVE to use the Tempor instead that does...
04-22-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

The original Nike advertisement and name for...

The original Nike advertisement and name for their supershoe was “5%”. So if going 10min miles that is 30sec a mile faster. Even a 6min/mi person would still get what, 17 sec or so a mile?

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By burnthesheep

Yes, it's also very personal. I just say you have...

Yes, it's also very personal. I just say you have to practice it enough to figure out what you can handle or do.

Our weeknight club TT uses the same out/back probably 6x a year and folks train on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By burnthesheep

Physiologically also, one cannot put out...

Physiologically also, one cannot put out threshold power if they go too much over threshold for the overs. Hence why it's like 105% or something. It only really works out fine if you have some...
04-20-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,249
Posted By burnthesheep

Being alive trumps courtesy. You don't own the...

Being alive trumps courtesy. You don't own the lane, people try to squeeze past and hit you. That's how I got hit. A lower speed limit area with a center lane raised curbing and they tried to...
04-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16,982
Views: 1,166,452
Posted By burnthesheep

Lunch running threshold work in the taper week...

Lunch running threshold work in the taper week for the duathlon. These "super shoe" things still feel like cheating. First workout like that in these and was doing easily 20sec/mi to 30sec/mi...
04-19-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 914
Posted By burnthesheep

The only caveat is I think the industry caught up...

The only caveat is I think the industry caught up with the undeniable fact that hobbyist racers and riders don't all weight 135 lbs to maybe 165 lbs like the pros do. So yeah, a pro can race all the...
04-19-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 914
Posted By burnthesheep

1. Racist. 2. You don't know what in the world...

1. Racist.
2. You don't know what in the world you're talking about. There's plenty of triathletes and TT'ers on a budget that would both argue otherwise and smoke you in a race. As it's nearly all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By burnthesheep

Then just come out of aero for the tight turn on...

Then just come out of aero for the tight turn on the bad slope. That in a way actually makes the choice easily TT as the rest of the elevation will be without the troublesome turns.

Our weeknight...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By burnthesheep

Run the Google street view and see where the...

Run the Google street view and see where the turns seem to correspond with the slopes on the route map from what appears to be Strava.

If the turns are in spots that would always cause you to...
04-18-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 914
Posted By burnthesheep

What kind of thoughts? Ideas? Problems? Dirty...

What kind of thoughts? Ideas? Problems? Dirty naughty thoughts?

My experience is that unless it's windy enough you wouldn't ride anything anyway, I train with one on my TT bike all the time. ...
04-16-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 488,242
Posted By burnthesheep

Didn't feel like a post in the general forum, but...

Didn't feel like a post in the general forum, but my year's long search for a book ended today. A beat up looking box arrived at my front door. I finally found what I was looking for at an online...
04-15-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By burnthesheep

Du next weekend. I put this here as the TT bike...

Du next weekend. I put this here as the TT bike is involved. I put that funky integrated hydration on the front of the Trinity. The TT race wheels are fitted. I swapped in elastic laces in my...
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