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08-16-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By burnthesheep

This x1000. I can understand the cleaner...

This x1000.

I can understand the cleaner cockpit less tech riders wanting the benefit without a GPS. But IMO it's pretty much mandatory to be of true use.

The reason is, the visual provides...
08-16-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,199,272
Posted By burnthesheep

All time PR for 5min power, outdoors, on variable...

All time PR for 5min power, outdoors, on variable terrain during the Saturday team ride. Surely indoors in a constant power could squeeze some more.

Local hill "Lystra". Our team did a 4 man...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 651
Posted By burnthesheep

#2 and #4 could contribute to #1, at least...

#2 and #4 could contribute to #1, at least partially, outside of just more experience handling a bike.
08-15-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

I had been storing those in the shed recently. ...

I had been storing those in the shed recently.

Maybe I'll buy a lot of spare quick links and when the bikes go in the shed remove the chains and bag them and take them indoors.
08-15-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 257
Posted By burnthesheep

Just to be clear, in my post I wasn't talking...

Just to be clear, in my post I wasn't talking your run of the mill 105/Ultegra/DA rim brake calipers. I'm talking the 1st generation canti style aero rim brakes on the 2015/2016 Giant Propel. They...
08-14-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 257
Posted By burnthesheep

Thing is the rim brakes. I am in this scenario...

Thing is the rim brakes. I am in this scenario with a 2015 Propel. The AXS on my cross bike is great, but it has disc brakes. Making it a very nice difference. Brakes on the Propel plain are...
08-12-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

Wheels coming to door soon, can't wait. Good...

Wheels coming to door soon, can't wait.

Good luck, the BB sound on the road bike was just a rusted chain needing tosses. I ultrasonic and wax my chains so I have zero idea how that happened as...
08-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By burnthesheep

If you're as experienced as it sounds and...

If you're as experienced as it sounds and masters, assuming age here, maybe you could consider lightly racing and mentoring a youth rider on your team or another team.

It's something I see some...
08-12-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,542
Posted By burnthesheep

Boring short ones. Just little hills coming out...

Boring short ones. Just little hills coming out of creek beds really. The largest locally being maybe 140 feet vert over 1/4 mile or so. Sometimes they have a super short 15 seconds worth of...
08-10-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,707
Posted By burnthesheep

Next up also is if it is a label issue and lost,...

Next up also is if it is a label issue and lost, BF provides the labels. So that's a BF problem. All you do is print. If they gave the person wrong labels, that's on them, not UPS. It's a UPS...
08-10-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,199,272
Posted By burnthesheep

Point of advice: if you've done a hard workout...

Point of advice: if you've done a hard workout and your hobby is endurance sport.........don't leap from the couch relaxing soon after that workout. Bad idea.

I had heard this, but never heeded...
08-10-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By burnthesheep

I tend to agree with this. I'm actually...

I tend to agree with this. I'm actually surprised someone that assuming their ftp is set correctly and is busting a 1000 TSS/week has to ask this question. If I were spending that amount of...
08-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 745
Posted By burnthesheep

It's been requested in the past. IIRC someone...

It's been requested in the past. IIRC someone smarter than I in the world of computers stated that there might be a seriously difficult coding problem to get around that depending on how integral...
08-09-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By burnthesheep

IF you own a geared bike also, pre-ride the...

IF you own a geared bike also, pre-ride the course with that and try a few different combos. Then own a couple cogs/rings and do the math for your single speed and swap it out before the race. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By burnthesheep

If they were at fault, full replace. If you...

If they were at fault, full replace.

If you shared/were at fault, at least the front fork and maybe handlebars. Simply because a fork isn't designed for that frontal impact. If a big pothole...
08-09-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,199,272
Posted By burnthesheep

Doing pre-cross buildup. 3 weeks in a row of...

Doing pre-cross buildup. 3 weeks in a row of solid KJ's. Last week was likely an all time record in a week for KJ's. Yesterday at work I had to make sure I was alive from the Garmin watch resting...
08-09-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

Possibly the last move away from hardly ever...

Possibly the last move away from hardly ever riding the aero roadie may be complete. The TCX came with fancy 42mm carbon wheels and I bought some budget alloy cross wheels from Hunt to put the cross...
08-08-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By burnthesheep

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as...

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as your place in the lane has to do with the white line anyway. Left of the white line so cars don't "cheat the pass" and hit you. So the shoulder is...
08-01-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By burnthesheep

Hour?

Hour?
07-29-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,281
Posted By burnthesheep

Reading BF I always hear all the talk of "nerd"...

Reading BF I always hear all the talk of "nerd" and "folks buying overly fancy racy things". This topic being the "nerd" one.

Then wonder, do folks think this also with wood working? "Yeah, Joe...
07-29-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,706
Posted By burnthesheep

And......I took up only TT/cross/gravel from one...

And......I took up only TT/cross/gravel from one of these kind of deals myself.

In cross I can go thru the course tape to avoid something or slide out into mud and go home. TT is all on me alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,852
Posted By burnthesheep

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their...

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their advantage.

Period.

It takes probably 260+ to do 24 mph pan flat alone on a road bike. If thats their z2 I smell BS. As that puts your hour power...
07-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By burnthesheep

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic...

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic out/back to the logical extremes of head/tail winds to prove the point:

Zero wind:
out: 10min 5mi 30mph
back: 10min 5mi 30mph
Total: 10 + 10 =...
07-22-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,739
Posted By burnthesheep

I mostly agree. If doing a Z2 ride, the burn...

I mostly agree. If doing a Z2 ride, the burn rate isn't there to justify the intake. I use those electrolyte tabs with zero nutrition otherwise for rides like that. Even an interval ride of under...
07-21-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By burnthesheep

2015 Giant Propel and 5800 shifters, nuff said. ...

2015 Giant Propel and 5800 shifters, nuff said. Nightmare job and a shifter that chews cables faster than 2000 hours.

So, I'll politely disagree having removed/replaced the chewed up cable 3x...
07-21-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By burnthesheep

With 105 moving to di2 only, I say it is a...

With 105 moving to di2 only, I say it is a definitive win for folks NOT pushing a competitive advantage. Why? An enduring royal pain is mech shift cables, replacement, adjustment.

Di2 and AXS...
07-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

Aight, rotors are in. Says today and tomorrow...

Aight, rotors are in. Says today and tomorrow the extra cross wheels and the FD/cassette parts show up.

I did go over some Strava "data" to see how much slower the cross bike is than the aero...
07-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

A very weird phenomenon I've seemed to start to...

A very weird phenomenon I've seemed to start to believe is the faster the rider the more leeway they give you. If you're tooling along a busy area at 10 to 15mph on the flat and downhill, you don't...
07-20-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 873
Posted By burnthesheep

I feel that with bibs there's a bit of a need for...

I feel that with bibs there's a bit of a need for a "long/short" sizing other than xs/s/m/l/xl.

I wear size M in most bike kit. My bibs fit my bum and midsection and torso length. The torso...
07-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,726
Posted By burnthesheep

It's very apparent in the US that cost is the #1...

It's very apparent in the US that cost is the #1 driver in decision making with infrastructure, not the value of lives. Be it pedestrians, cyclists, otherwise.

You see all these new suburbs pop...
07-20-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I...

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I guess it's a different development pipeline needed. Total random guess that the US pipeline is both smaller and just different.

I feel like a blind...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,404
Posted By burnthesheep

I disagree that all danger is for the follower. ...

I disagree that all danger is for the follower. I race cross and the #1 a-hole move is when someone dive bombs a corner too hot and you decide whether to let them cream you and your bike or slam on...
07-20-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By burnthesheep

I mean, in the bending of a seatstay or chainstay...

I mean, in the bending of a seatstay or chainstay in a frame 1mm difference to me sounds like a mile. 1mm in a spring/damper system would be nothing, but for a "beam" 1mm sounds like a more tangible...
07-20-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By burnthesheep

Which is it? You say above "aluminum components...

Which is it? You say above "aluminum components are for the most part stiff. .........an equally strong carbon component will be more compliant."

Compliance is comfort. So why are you rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,144
Posted By burnthesheep

1. Bike shoes with velcro, they make them for...

1. Bike shoes with velcro, they make them for tri. Used set if cost is a factor.
2. Good running shoes can improve your pace a LOT. Go to a local run store and have them watch your gait and...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,036
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't tour, but I have to say that my...

I don't tour, but I have to say that my cyclocross shoes I never have ran shoe covers for fear of having an issue with mud or remounting after hopping off to run. Those shoes have taken in a lot of...
07-20-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By burnthesheep

Anyone who has owned an older alloy frameset/bar...

Anyone who has owned an older alloy frameset/bar combo and gone to a really modern carbon frameset/bar combo that rides gravel or rough roads knows this is crap.

Same exact tires/pressure going...
07-19-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By burnthesheep

Unequivocally wrong. Carbon bars have long...

Unequivocally wrong.

Carbon bars have long been known to damp some frequencies of vibration, leading to more comfort. Extrapolate the change to an entire frameset and the ride quality can be...
07-19-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By burnthesheep

I just unloaded on some cross bike parts. Front...

I just unloaded on some cross bike parts. Front derailleur, rings, new wider range cassette, and an alloy cross wheelset.

I'm going to put the cross race tires on that set and either keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,404
Posted By burnthesheep

It's not like one of those nasty fast mover...

It's not like one of those nasty fast mover zombie topics on BF you stay away from.

This is a funny idiotic slow mover zombie. It's fun to just keep around for times you want to use it as a...
07-19-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,165
Posted By burnthesheep

This statement is more accurate. Yes. Also,...

This statement is more accurate. Yes.

Also, to prove the opposite of your observation I can see when I started to eat or drink a bit more but the volume of work didn't stay at the "peak" where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,404
Posted By burnthesheep

Had a d-bag do this just recently. I...

Had a d-bag do this just recently. I unfortunately have to take a couple miles of greenway to not turn my out/back to the gravel park into a prolonged waste of time. I much prefer quiet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By burnthesheep

I wonder if this is why Pro's Closet and others...

I wonder if this is why Pro's Closet and others are doing decently well now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,144
Posted By burnthesheep

I do one, maybe two duathlons a year. A chance...

I do one, maybe two duathlons a year. A chance to ride the TT bike. The recent local yokel one I did was about 1200ft elevation in 25mi of the ride and I did 24.5mph, including braking down a hill...
07-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By burnthesheep

Talk about a backdoor brag topic. :rolleyes:

Talk about a backdoor brag topic. :rolleyes:
07-05-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,119
Posted By burnthesheep

BF already went thru this piss and moan. I'm not...

BF already went thru this piss and moan. I'm not giving you a hard time, just an FYI.

Basically the easiest answer is "it depends". Yes they could. Perhaps they aren't. Only they know for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,458
Posted By burnthesheep

The person I just quoted above you here, they do...

The person I just quoted above you here, they do know what they're talking about. A person highly regarded within the bike/tri racing community.

I'll put it simply, you're full of BS. Same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By burnthesheep

Simply: there are those that do, and those that...

Simply: there are those that do, and those that do not.

The stereotypical ignorant "I could do that with fancier equipment" or in this case "you can only do that due to your wallet" retort. The...
06-30-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By burnthesheep

3:47 time mark.....I mean, not sure what you...

3:47 time mark.....I mean, not sure what you expected

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0CGx3N3Mq8
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,458
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't think you know what you're talking about.

I don't think you know what you're talking about.
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