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10-12-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By sincos

A few takeaways from the relegation battle this...

A few takeaways from the relegation battle this year for me:

1. 3 teams started the season with real intent and never let up: Arkea, IWG, Cofidis. IWG of course had a season for the ages, Arkea...
09-17-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By spelger

when i first started out riding indoors i did so...

when i first started out riding indoors i did so at a bike shop during the winter on an old computrainer. old wheel on trainer that also adjusted resistance per grade. i only did 40 mi/week on it and...
08-28-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,749
Posted By ooga-booga

methinx mas finished 2nd twice and 4th once in...

methinx mas finished 2nd twice and 4th once in the last few vueltas. he's this, well that generation's mollema or majka. always in the top ten on gc. always a follower. never a leader. if he attacks,...
07-31-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,210
Posted By Iride01

Really, of all the dogma and things...

Really, of all the dogma and things misrepresented on the internet, this is the one that bothers you ?
07-30-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,864
Posted By cyclezen

Women's racing is on a cusp. Not too many years...

Women's racing is on a cusp. Not too many years ago, much of the racing was a parade, with a few riders who battled it out. Now we have more riders battling it out, with a lot of inexperienced riders...
07-30-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,864
Posted By surak

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how...

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how to fix women's pro cycling, the more you demonstrate that not only do you not understand the economics of the sport, but that you hardly watch any of...
07-30-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,864
Posted By surak

You're still missing the point after multiple...

You're still missing the point after multiple people have already explained that it's not a question of "incentive," unless that incentive is getting paid and supported, which a large number of women...
07-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By Scoondle

Okay, we have our favourites. BUT ... Jumbo...

Okay, we have our favourites.

BUT ... Jumbo are not like US Postal and Sky controlling everything until the last 500m in the mountains ( = boring ). Jumbo have two great cyclists signed up. Van...
07-18-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,689
Posted By genejockey

How would you know? You've never been overweight!...

How would you know? You've never been overweight! Your advice on this is like getting travel advice from someone who's never been there.
06-07-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,297
Posted By genejockey

I found this post while looking at heart-related...

I found this post while looking at heart-related issues (I had a couple irregular beats a while back, and probably more, but PCP and echocardiogram are not scary)

I brought this thread back from...
05-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,748
Posted By caloso

Tolerating black coffee on an empty stomach is...

Tolerating black coffee on an empty stomach is the thing that makes IF possible for me.
05-05-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By mr_bill

FFS. The question isn’t about reduce. (Patch...

FFS.

The question isn’t about reduce. (Patch your tubes until the patches have patches?)
It isn’t about reuse. (How many uses are there around the house?)
It’s about recycling.

So yeah, it’s...
05-03-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,643
Posted By GrainBrain

I wonder if MvdP can win the first uphill stage...

I wonder if MvdP can win the first uphill stage in Hungary, carry the pink jersey for awhile. Would be neat to do that in all three GTs - he's got the tour done and dusted already. Can't wait to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By smashndash

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes...

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes is just "do they assplode". Most carbon rim brakes won't assplode. They'll probably stop you too. But good brakes are powerful, predictable, hard...
04-18-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,709
Posted By GhostRider62

I am almost your age but not quite and do ride...

I am almost your age but not quite and do ride more than 100 milers many times per year.

Your failure is not having one long ride per week. That long ride should get up to 60-70 miles to be able...
04-14-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By burnthesheep

Another mistake lots of joes make is the...

Another mistake lots of joes make is the assumption of how much fat adapted they are and at what power output that fat/carb contribution actually does bias towards the fat. In other words, they're...
03-11-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,748
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

PDF is here:...

PDF is here: https://sa1s3.patientpop.com/assets/docs/151222.pdf
02-22-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By GrainBrain

Wonderful result for Bissegger and EF, no worries...

Wonderful result for Bissegger and EF, no worries of rain!
02-21-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 29,441
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The short Malhao climb that they did twice in...

The short Malhao climb that they did twice in that stage is a notorious 2km+, 10% effort. Brandon held over 400 watts for the entirety - his time was amazing considering it was part of a 170+km...
02-20-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It was a great final stage of the Volta ao...

It was a great final stage of the Volta ao Algarve!


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02-20-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Final Stage of the Volta ao Algarve today. I'll...

Final Stage of the Volta ao Algarve today. I'll do 2 hours of training and then pop down to see them - they start literally 4km from my house.

It has been great to watch, meet and chat to the...
02-14-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,163
Posted By MoAlpha

Neurologist, neuroscientist, and one-time...

Neurologist, neuroscientist, and one-time board-certified clinical neurophysiologist, here.

Exercise-related cramps are a mystery. They likely arise in the spinal cord, not muscle, and the only...
02-08-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,404
Posted By delbiker1

No doubt, over the past 4 years, I have spent a...

No doubt, over the past 4 years, I have spent a lot of money on bike stuff. Also, no doubt, the used bikes that I have acquired and rebuilt, are not monetarily worth what I have put into them. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,191
Posted By oris

This thread blew my mind a bit and ran into this...

This thread blew my mind a bit and ran into this article from Trainer Road while Googling it more. It explains a bit more in depth from MinnMan's response.
...
02-05-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,983
Posted By JohnJ80

You may want to sit down for this - I dont give a...

You may want to sit down for this - I dont give a rip whether I've convinced you or not. we deal with this all the time.

FWIW, I've also spent a lot of time in Colorado in the mountains in all...
02-03-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,983
Posted By Hypno Toad

This Toad is a bike-commuter, but it's not part...

This Toad is a bike-commuter, but it's not part of my BF handle. So if commuter is lesser, than this Toad is lesser too.

Somebody in this thread seems to put words in other people's post that...
01-26-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 29,441
Posted By Doge

Nice start to the season. ...

Nice start to the season. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Koyote

Swapping out a 105 crankset for an Ultegra...

Swapping out a 105 crankset for an Ultegra crankset is pretty pointless.
01-21-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,646
Posted By Hypno Toad

Weekly Wedge Issue: Wind Chill is Pointless

This week's Wedge Issue: Wind Chill Factor is Pointless

Wind chill factor is great for The Weather Channel to hype cold temps and create drama, but it has very little effect when your riding a...
01-19-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By fastcarbon

Mileage and Sweet Spot

My sweet spot revolved around 150 - 200 miles per week for almost 40 years; at 79 and retired my training has become more serious and I have a coach and do intervals 3 days a week, usually for 1hr...
01-13-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,751
Posted By Hypno Toad

I well known in the local community for my...

I well known in the local community for my ability to ride in the cold (and I'm nothing compared with some of the folks I know). I'll ride in -30F/-35C (air temp), and I've done 50 and 100 mile rides...
01-09-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,983
Posted By sweeks

Yes, I knew it wasn't Mohs... I was in a...

Yes, I knew it wasn't Mohs... I was in a "listing" mood.
I'm out of my depth here. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that there's a complicated explanation which, fortunately, doesn't have to be...
01-07-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,184
Posted By genejockey

My experience with Canyon was very happy and...

My experience with Canyon was very happy and quite successful, but ONLY because I already had 3 road bikes that all fit very well and which have all their contact points within 1/2 cm of identical. I...
12-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By slcbob

Happy Chrismakwanzukkah, Pro Fans

I hope your feats of strength were as up to snuff as my airing of grievances was.

May 2022 see more and better out of all of us.

The desert short tours, cobbled classics, and la primavera...
12-13-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,848
Posted By Random11

I'm 71 and rode 104 miles one Sunday in October....

I'm 71 and rode 104 miles one Sunday in October. I got a new bike in August (Cervelo Calendonia) and wanted to do a Century on it, so I did. I also did a Century the year before on my old bike...
12-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,128
Posted By Hypno Toad

Wet snow this morning and a high temp of 14F...

Wet snow this morning and a high temp of 14F tomorrow .... It's time...
11-28-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,748
Posted By Bearhawker

Possibly the best-ever example of marketing...

Possibly the best-ever example of marketing becoming "general knowledge" or, even worse, "accepted science"

It comes from Grape Nuts cereal ads in 1944.
11-26-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,944
Posted By genejockey

First Zwift race I did, I pipped the guy at the...

First Zwift race I did, I pipped the guy at the line by 0.1 second. So, I figure there's no harm in taking advantage of whatever's available.

But, yeah - there's no bike on Zwift that will make...
11-26-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,210
Posted By delbiker1

Kudos to you. Commitment and consistency are what...

Kudos to you. Commitment and consistency are what get you to those numbers.

As of today, I am 190 short of 5000. This wil be the 5th consecutive year with at least that many. I am 69, I had never...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By Cramic

Thanks for replies all! Particularly nutrition. I...

Thanks for replies all! Particularly nutrition. I think most regards that and hydration were close to being spot on for me.

So I guess I got my cycling vernacular wrong (work in progress); this...
11-21-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,944
Posted By tempocyclist

Pace Partners are better ride leaders than 90% of...

Pace Partners are better ride leaders than 90% of the actual ride leaders.

They stick to the target no matter what, they don't get all shouty if somebody flies off the front, and they're riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By WhyFi

I ride my nice road bike outside in the winter if...

I ride my nice road bike outside in the winter if the roads are dry; dusty, salty road grit hasn't been an issue. If there's snow, ice, slush, etc, I'll ride a bike with studs.
11-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,748
Posted By Skullo

Fasting worked for me this year.In April I was...

Fasting worked for me this year.In April I was 165 . Today I am at 148. No food after dinner , then a morning ride of 20 to 30 miles on empty stomach, just coffee and water.
Just had first doctor...
11-17-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,573
Posted By caloso

Same. When I was in the market for a new trainer...

Same. When I was in the market for a new trainer to replace my ancient Nashbar fluid trainer, I was considering a smart, direct drive trainer like the Wahoo Kickr. But I decided to go with the...
11-16-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,554
Posted By andrewclaus

Mr Money Mustache...

Mr Money Mustache (https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/06/13/bicycling-the-safest-form-of-transportation/) says it well. "A bicycle is a money-printing fountain of youth." He also says, the risks of...
11-16-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,573
Posted By jlmonte

Thanks all for the words of encouragement. I had...

Thanks all for the words of encouragement. I had gained 10lbs and started drinking sodas in my depression, now the donuts are only after burning some calories. I got a wheel-on Kurt Kinetics for...
11-09-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,052
Posted By Iride01

Pretty hard to give you any realistic advice on...

Pretty hard to give you any realistic advice on whether you should or should not ride that road.

You just need to judge for yourself if you think it's safe for you. I've ridden roads that have 60...
11-06-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dan Flashes

This is hilarious. These guys are ******g nuts. I...

This is hilarious. These guys are ******g nuts. I love it.
10-28-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,856
Posted By Hypno Toad

Can you share some peer-reviewed research on this...

Can you share some peer-reviewed research on this statement? It might be how you feel after getting cold enough to lose feeling in your feet, but I don't know of any research that shows a causal...
10-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Iride01

Programmers use many different buckets to hold...

Programmers use many different buckets to hold values in. Over years as programs get modified, sometimes new buckets are made to hold similar but not quite the same info and a programmer incorrectly...
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