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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 671
Posted By burnthesheep

1. It's not just a physics problem, but a...

1. It's not just a physics problem, but a physiology one also.
2. In time trial, if you're not pedalling within 10% of your target power during the event there better be a sharp corner,...
05-25-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
Posted By burnthesheep

There's a big gap between the crit racers on my...

There's a big gap between the crit racers on my team and the triathlon/time trial/gravel racers about what constitutes "elevation" in a ride. Even though none of us are as small as you are.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 516
Posted By burnthesheep

Of course it won't, especially for anyone who...

Of course it won't, especially for anyone who isn't in the vast minority of folks who would ever benefit from such a thing.

The groupset makers aren't interested in making a straight chainline...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 516
Posted By burnthesheep

Results using the parts being debatable, this...

Results using the parts being debatable, this statement ignores contractual obligations involving said teams or individuals.

I'm not super convinced of the whole replaced derailleur cage and...
05-25-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
Posted By burnthesheep

Pretty sure I had an illness situation for that...

Pretty sure I had an illness situation for that TT where I won but didn't PR and had crap power. I felt a tad off the day or so before and that day.

Yesterday did a 4mi run at lunch then did a...
05-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By burnthesheep

Whoa........that's close. For the TT bike, 289w....

Whoa........that's close. For the TT bike, 289w. Road/gravel I can do just a hair over 300 now.
05-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,083
Posted By burnthesheep

Usually those only get caught by the KOM/QOM...

Usually those only get caught by the KOM/QOM owner. It's very obvious when the HR is like 100 and the speed is what a world tour pro would max their HR out at. If they contest it, own them in the...
05-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 887
Posted By burnthesheep

Nailed it on the "being bikeforums" part. Then...

Nailed it on the "being bikeforums" part. Then again, most of those folks are freaking trolls and shouldn't be taken seriously.
05-24-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By burnthesheep

The run/bike equivalents of performance

I ran this topic on Slowtwitch once to pretty popular response. Basically, what do you think the run and bike equivalences are for some performance markers. The closer to field performances versus...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 516
Posted By burnthesheep

Sell it. I'm a time trial person. This is one...

Sell it. I'm a time trial person. This is one of those last blood out of the turnip kind of things, and only really truly works in specific scenarios.

I get all their marketing mumbo jumbo, but...
05-24-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,114
Posted By burnthesheep

He bought it, cash. I threw in some barely used...

He bought it, cash. I threw in some barely used tires I would never use just given my preference on what I like. And a 1x 11spd chainring. I feel it was a price both good for the current inflated...
05-24-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,311
Views: 3,766,241
Posted By burnthesheep

2021 regional TT, after 40k at the finish line. ...

2021 regional TT, after 40k at the finish line. Likely looking up road for the sight of relief of the finish line crossing. Credit, Jamie Loafman, wife of a teammate.

Waiting for the photos...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,404
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: 49
Views: 2,908
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: 49
Views: 2,908
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: 49
Views: 2,908
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: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
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: 6,939
Views: 489,114
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: 42
Views: 1,113
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: 6,939
Views: 489,114
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: 6,939
Views: 489,114
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: 51
Views: 1,291
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: 6,939
Views: 489,114
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: 6,939
Views: 489,114
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: 2,048
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: 2,048
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: 1,135
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: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
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: 268
Views: 6,298
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: 268
Views: 6,298
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: 268
Views: 6,298
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: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
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: 657
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: 1,008
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: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
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: 417
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: 373
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: 16,991
Views: 1,167,938
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: 1,221
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: 1,117
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: 56,535
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: 3,423
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: 1,504
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: 489
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: 489
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: 2,501
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: 49
Views: 2,908
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: 49
Views: 2,908
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: 2,353
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: 6,939
Views: 489,114
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...
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