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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 230,492
Posted By dscohen

Just yanked it off the wall. ...

Just yanked it off the wall.


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06-17-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,453
Posted By ntnyln

It finally came. My tailor made nopinz flow suit....

It finally came. My tailor made nopinz flow suit. Being shorter the sleeves and legs are always too long for me, so I figured if I was going to spend all that money for the suit, another $80 to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By Eric F

Pic assist... ...

Pic assist... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,303
Posted By surak

I have no experience with latex inner tubes, but...

I have no experience with latex inner tubes, but keep in mind that there's more rolling resistance on a rear tire and therefore more speed gained by going with a latex inner tube on the rear....
04-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,348
Posted By TMonk

2021 race stories

Figured I'd start this thread again, only this time three months later than last year (for obvious reasons). I know that waterrockets and some others (?) have already posted race results elsewhere.
...
04-23-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By burnthesheep

A Stages Dash is like $75 and would be enough for...

A Stages Dash is like $75 and would be enough for what you're after.

Way way back I avoided the "bike gps" for a long time going with the phone and mounts. Long term, get the bike gps. You...
04-03-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By cmh

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for...

Hit a 20' PR today that has been a goal for several years. First time ever at 4.2W/kg for 20 minutes*. I'm stoked! Now its time to turn my focus to shorter durations.

*my real goal is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By RChung

I once told my then-gf I was interested in buying...

I once told my then-gf I was interested in buying a sextant and she said 1) she didn't know they made tents specific to that purpose and 2) we didn't need one anyway.
04-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By wktmeow

Have you tried 110+ RPM hard starts/positive...

Have you tried 110+ RPM hard starts/positive split for 3-6 min efforts? Those seem to do something for me, but I hate actually doing them.

The tricky thing is that supra-threshold power...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,889
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. Hope he enjoyed reading all the additional...

Yep. Hope he enjoyed reading all the additional bloviage....
03-31-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,038
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a...

Maybe the issue is that you don't ride with a power meter, upload your rides to a training diary and then examine your power output. Even if you don't have a power meter, if you use an uploadable GPS...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,083
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA
03-31-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,038
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm a bit confused by the above, so I'll clarify...

I'm a bit confused by the above, so I'll clarify the best way I can. I won't speak for rubik, but when I referred to my 60min endurance ride being 650kj, that was meant to be the work I put in to...
03-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,500
Posted By burnthesheep

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/ronan-mc-laughlin-...

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/ronan-mc-laughlin-has-smashed-the-everesting-record-in-6-hours-40-minutes/
03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,885
Posted By base2

No. No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't...

No.
No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't take this wrong, or rude, or whatever...
The answer is: "No" to anyone, any where, any time.
Especially if you have a carbon wonderbike or a TT...
03-30-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By Hermes

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am...

VO2 and above are the only power levels I am actually good at. I have thrown everything, including the kitchen sink, at my 130 HR power and yes it does go up a couple of watts but it remains at best...
03-30-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I am enjoying vo2. I mean I hate it while I'm...

I am enjoying vo2. I mean I hate it while I'm doing it, but I am happy I did it after completing a workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,235
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I make sure to wave at people so they know I'm...

I make sure to wave at people so they know I'm fast enough to take on that 10w of air resistance and still crush their souls.
03-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By TMonk

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride...

"PRL Full" on Zwift. First 100 mi indoor ride (nearly 6 hrs) on Zwift. 11 laps completed for the longest route badge on Zwift. I had a few other riders in my private meetup and we chatted on discord...
03-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,051
Posted By carpediemracing

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy...

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy was riding in brown shorts. I rode near him and realized they were brown corduroys. I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't wear corduroys in warm weather...
03-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,453
Posted By Hermes

My wife and I have about 9 hours of testing at...

My wife and I have about 9 hours of testing at Velo Sports Center using ERO software and electronics to generate instantaneous CdA as we ride around the indoor track. Plus ERO does an in studio Retul...
03-24-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,453
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll go ahead and say it.......the wheel speed...

I'll go ahead and say it.......the wheel speed sensor vs GPS thing really bothers me. I get that folks don't want an extra sensor, but in all of this bike CdA stuff......having an accurate...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,889
Posted By AnthonyG

Here's the thing Moisture. You don't actually...

Here's the thing Moisture. You don't actually have a clue, so stop talking like you do.
At the elite, elite end of cycle racing, athletes train for hours in wind tunnels to make tiny improvements...
03-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By Hermes

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it...

Today was like Groundhog Day. I got up and it was wet outside and did not see my shadow so opted for the trainer.
03-20-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By wktmeow

Long ftp test on Alpe du Zwift today. Time was...

Long ftp test on Alpe du Zwift today. Time was 20 seconds slower than my PR from the summer,at 49:50, as my weight is a little higher than last summer. Up 15w in about 6 weeks and more watts than...
03-20-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By TMonk

I haven't heard many anecdotes from other...

I haven't heard many anecdotes from other competitive cyclists. That sounds like a drag, and I hope that you're feeling well again soon.

I rode for 1.5 hrs today on the coast with some non-racer...
03-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By furiousferret

I did the Zwift Fondo today which is really...

I did the Zwift Fondo today which is really serious stuff. Over 3 hours of riding and 2400 kjs (or close). I hit my best hour (250) and my best 2 hour (230) despite having descents in about a quarter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,889
Posted By AnthonyG

Moisture, your input into this thread is nothing...

Moisture, your input into this thread is nothing short of weird. In all seriousness, do you have a reading disorder?
We have told you from the start what makes a crank too long. Your knees rise...
03-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By Hermes

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening...

Velo Sports Center (Carson Veldrome) is reopening April 1. Can I say stoked. Yes, we can say stoked on BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By jabbajabba

They were replaced because I emailed Continental...

They were replaced because I emailed Continental who agreed this was not normal and said they should be replaced by the retailer. I sent that email to Wiggle and I agree, Wiggle treated me very well...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By shelbyfv

Astonishing they would replace the tires after a...

Astonishing they would replace the tires after a year! I'd say you got lucky.:thumb: You'll need to post pics, use the "Gallery" and someone will move them to this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,148
Posted By downhillmaster

No need for context after your nonsensical...

No need for context after your nonsensical statement that you wouldn’t buy a 6 year old carbon bike :rolleyes::rolleyes:
03-15-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,453
Posted By wktmeow

What about "Trinity," like from The Matrix...

What about "Trinity," like from The Matrix ;)
03-12-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By furiousferret

Down two more pounds, almost at race weight with...

Down two more pounds, almost at race weight with some 30s/30s at lunch and more volume yesterday.

I also have no more excuses not to go out and eat, so that's something I'm going to have to...
03-12-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Thanks all. Having Di2 on the brakes is...

Thanks all.

Having Di2 on the brakes is amazing. Also, when I set it back up in 2x and enable synchro shift that'll be nice on all these hills here.

I ordered the front aero hydration thingie...
03-12-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By topflightpro

Despite the weather yesterday, I was on the...

Despite the weather yesterday, I was on the trainer. Work was a bit slow, so I got my workout in mid-day, but since I was expecting something to come in that needed to be dealt with ASAP (I expect it...
03-12-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,453
Posted By burnthesheep

Daylight pics later.... My carbon repaired...

Daylight pics later....

My carbon repaired 2008 Felt DA has her bones now hanging on a rack in the shed. I shed a tear, but it was time. She developed a crack in the seat tube and seat tube...
03-12-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By hubcyclist

it was so nice out yesterday that even I, captain...

it was so nice out yesterday that even I, captain indoor training, went for a short ride after my indoor workout. Then it promptly reminded me why I don't like getting the bike out for short rides lol
03-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

3 days in a row outdoors!

3 days in a row outdoors!
03-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By Hermes

3x(2’ on, 3’ off, 1’ on 2’ off, 2’ on) 8’ RBI.

3x(2’ on, 3’ off, 1’ on 2’ off, 2’ on) 8’ RBI.
03-10-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By TMonk

I won my first "A" race on Zwift!! Innsbrucking...

I won my first "A" race on Zwift!! Innsbrucking route, love it. 4 laps (about ~40-45min total) with the 75s (I think) "leg snapper" big ring muscle climb each lap. Fell into group two after the first...
03-06-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By hubcyclist

So I got in on the ground floor of the TR...

So I got in on the ground floor of the TR adaptive training beta. I've actually known about this for a while, I was part of a group of forum users which were given a glimpse of the feature...
03-05-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,153
Posted By ridethecliche

I should probably get back on a bike this month...

I should probably get back on a bike this month...
03-04-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm involved in the beta group, I was initially...

I'm involved in the beta group, I was initially invited back in June along with some other forum folks who've been around there since the beginning. Our initial group was from June-Sept and we had...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 377,103
Posted By caloso

It's been a year since I've been on a group ride....

It's been a year since I've been on a group ride. I miss the yelling.
03-04-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By Hermes

Chainless means the level of perceived effort for...

Chainless means the level of perceived effort for the power produced seems unrealistically small. For example, I may do some VO2 work which is 110% -120% above FTP. I start the workout and it seems...
03-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By Hermes

I think you and I approach the setting of...

I think you and I approach the setting of starting power for a workout about the same. Maybe visualized a little different but we are not a slave to a particular number for any given day. Assuming I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By Koyote

"Like a frightened turtle!" ...

"Like a frightened turtle!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG2dF5PS0bI
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By Koyote

This thread has real potential.

This thread has real potential.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,108
Posted By HTupolev

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ
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