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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w...

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w difference in rolling resistance compared to latex, but only weigh 42-43 grams (700x23) AND don't lose much air... only have to pump the tires once a week...
06-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,232
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to. ...

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to.

In training, pedal as much as possible and put out as many kJ as possible (including group rides, which may necessitate riding at the front or off...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By rubiksoval

Just ride more. Doesn't sound like you're used to...

Just ride more. Doesn't sound like you're used to sitting and pedaling.
06-05-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rubiksoval

Caffeine is proven. There's also substantial...

Caffeine is proven.

There's also substantial evidence for nitric oxide (beets) and beta-alanine and creatine and a couple of other things.

Nothing will have the same impact as something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,195
Posted By rubiksoval

That's without rings. Add another ~150 + grams on...

That's without rings. Add another ~150 + grams on top of that.
05-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By rubiksoval

8-12 would be ideal for me. I can't imagine doing...

8-12 would be ideal for me. I can't imagine doing 14+hours a week for a 60 minute effort. That's what I'd do for 100+ mile road races.

Just doesn't make much sense from a practical standpoint...
05-18-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling...

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling computer that receives info from your power meter.

That's it. Tells you right on your screen.
05-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By rubiksoval

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least. Power...

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least.

Power meter measures actual kJ. As good as you're going to get on the open road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,951
Posted By rubiksoval

The peloton is what makes or breaks most break...

The peloton is what makes or breaks most break away attempts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,303
Posted By rubiksoval

I just got a pair last month! So far, pretty...

I just got a pair last month! So far, pretty impressive. They hold air like a butyl, but mine came in at 43 and 44 grams, so shed almost 70 grams total off the Vittoria latex I usually roll.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,303
Posted By rubiksoval

Rolling resistance affects you all the time....

Rolling resistance affects you all the time. Always. Uphill, downhill, solo, in the pack.

It's why there's so much focus on it, because it's a consistent constant unlike wind resistance.
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04-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,222
Posted By rubiksoval

That's obviously completely wrong.

That's obviously completely wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,537
Posted By rubiksoval

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from...

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from sweat. I will never ride without gloves in the summer because there's such a risk of my hands slipping off the bars. And that's a disaster at speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By rubiksoval

Not common at all.

Not common at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,508
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure,...

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure, you're just guessing. It's a pointless exercise.

Use a powermeter or don't worry about it is my advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By rubiksoval

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a...

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a headwind or tailwind, if you're in an aero tuck, or sitting bolt upright, if you're wearing a skinsuit or a parachute, if you're in a group or solo, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,384
Posted By rubiksoval

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a...

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a commute just sounds pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,384
Posted By rubiksoval

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in...

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in sprints, so nothing in the 30s really makes me take notice unless it's wet and/or a dangerous road.

I've hit 62 in a race, and over 50 many times...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,610
Posted By rubiksoval

Me, neither! I built my 14.5 lb bike with...

Me, neither!

I built my 14.5 lb bike with powermeter for less than 3k!
04-02-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By rubiksoval

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It...

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It frequently seems to be within a couple of watts (or exactly the same) as 5 minute wattage when my PD curve is robust enough. Could be I just rarely do max...
04-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried...

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried the long aerobic 8-12 minute intervals route, I've tried the Hunter Allen vo2 route (3 and 5 mins at 118% and 115% ftp). I've tried the 95% of actual...
04-02-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,501
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries...

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries to build up to that, though (mainly figuring out the nutrition), and I was wrecked for a few days afterwards.
03-31-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,626
Posted By rubiksoval

But you went 21 miles in that time. Quite a...

But you went 21 miles in that time. Quite a number of people can run that distance in that duration without taking on anything either, so... ?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,606
Posted By rubiksoval

Please research who you're responding to before...

Please research who you're responding to before making such posts in the future. You'll be doing yourself and everyone else a very big favor.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,551
Posted By rubiksoval

People who have the bike. As safe to race...

People who have the bike.

As safe to race it in a crit as a road race. All of the worst bike and bone-breaking crashes I've seen and/or been involved in have been in road races.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,551
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd buy that before even giving a second's...

I'd buy that before even giving a second's thought to buying a comparably priced Specialized or Trek or some other $12,000 bike with little to no customization.
03-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By rubiksoval

This is just going to be too individual and fully...

This is just going to be too individual and fully dependent on your training history and fitness levels.

I've routinely done back to back vo2 max workouts one day after the next. And I frequently...
03-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By rubiksoval

I didn't think I had any side effects from my...

I didn't think I had any side effects from my second one 10 days ago. I rode easy the next day and then easy again the day after that in the morning, but the second day's afternoon I tried a harder...
03-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,833
Posted By rubiksoval

To toss in my anecdote: Deep 58mm carbon...

To toss in my anecdote:

Deep 58mm carbon wheels were the last of my aero upgrades. And I specifically got them because I had a season in which I had 7-8 different races that I missed out on either...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,890
Posted By rubiksoval

With longer crank arms, you lower your seat. You...

With longer crank arms, you lower your seat. You raise your seat with shorter crank arms.

Nearly every post you've made about this topic has been 100% backwards and wrong. At this point it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,951
Posted By rubiksoval

Why on Earth is this a covid-related thing only? ...

Why on Earth is this a covid-related thing only?

That's absolutely disgusting.
03-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By rubiksoval

Unless you're after performance. Sure,...

Unless you're after performance.

Sure, doing exercise is great if you simply want to do exercise for the sake of doing exercise. But then you've moved the discussion away from structured training...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,951
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done group rides off and on since last...

I've done group rides off and on since last summer, though nothing over 12 riders. Winter is just about done so our group rides are picking back up again. Hasn't really been much concern, and we ride...
03-18-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes, it can be indicative to a whole host of...

Yes, it can be indicative to a whole host of factors, some that may or may not be controllable.

If it's a hot and humid day, hrTSS can be significantly higher than TSS than on a cooler day. I can...
03-18-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By rubiksoval

But are you training to hit a particular TSS, or...

But are you training to hit a particular TSS, or are you training for improved performance?

That's the thing I'm kind of getting at...If your goal is improved performance relative to other people,...
03-18-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah. I understand how TR and Sufferfest and all...

Yeah. I understand how TR and Sufferfest and all work.

My question is why you'd follow that to the T? If you have the tools that give you instant and accurate feedback, why limit yourself to a...
03-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By rubiksoval

I think that's the problem with FTP tests and...

I think that's the problem with FTP tests and training to FTP tests, in general. You have a bad day on the test, then what? You keep doing what you're doing? You have a chainless day on the test,...
03-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By rubiksoval

Why do you not just ride it harder? Or extend the...

Why do you not just ride it harder? Or extend the time of the interval? Or do another one?

I'm not sure anyone should ever be doing the exact same workout. It's a bit redundant from a stress point...
03-17-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By rubiksoval

In the last 12 weeks, I've one 6x 10 MJ weeks...

In the last 12 weeks, I've one 6x 10 MJ weeks interspersed with 5-7 MJ weeks. I just posted 10-17 minute lifetime PRs, and I've been riding for 15 plus years, with 14 years of structured training,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By rubiksoval

All my tires are 700x23. Good mix of CRR, aero,...

All my tires are 700x23. Good mix of CRR, aero, and weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,148
Posted By rubiksoval

The in between stuff didn't add context. You...

The in between stuff didn't add context.

You imply nonsense about carbon frames and then decry others for lighthearted banter.

Perhaps you should hold off on making completely arbitrary time...
03-13-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By rubiksoval

Exactly the same as me. Give me a technical...

Exactly the same as me. Give me a technical corner before a sprint where I get to coast for 2-3 seconds, and I'm having a happy time.

I don't usually train to sprint very much, and generally, the...
03-12-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,088
Posted By rubiksoval

Ride more. When you don't do something very often...

Ride more. When you don't do something very often and then do do it, it's normal for there to be some niggles.

You'll probably be better next time, and even better the time after that. It'll pass...
03-11-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By rubiksoval

I let my Zwift subscription expire last week....

I let my Zwift subscription expire last week. Getting enough daylight and warmer weather now to ride outside most of the time.

Got my second vaccination today so this has been a recoveryish week....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By rubiksoval

Nope. The day after a hard ride I'm usually okay,...

Nope. The day after a hard ride I'm usually okay, more of a deep-seeded fatigue. The second day after a hard ride has a bit more fatigue and is generally when I go easy/off.

Never had flu...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,842
Posted By rubiksoval

Not nearly as much to do with suppleness as it is...

Not nearly as much to do with suppleness as it is to do with not losing multiple tenths of a mile an hour from riding the slowest tires imaginable.

To the OP, more air pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By rubiksoval

Generally the same with latex tubes.

Generally the same with latex tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 377,104
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't know what you don't know. Odd...

You don't know what you don't know.

Odd thing to jump on a thread about group rides just to point out how, even though you've apparently never done one, you're glad you haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 377,104
Posted By rubiksoval

How depressing to not ever try something for...

How depressing to not ever try something for yourself.
03-05-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,360
Posted By rubiksoval

TSS is the last thing you should be worrying...

TSS is the last thing you should be worrying about then. Your skills (or lack thereof) in a group will be significantly more important in determining how (or even if) you finish an actual race. If...
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