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09-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,797
Posted By burnthesheep

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make...

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make "local legends" more adversarial and gamify it a bit. Feed KOM's and QOM's into "kingdoms" instead of "local legends".

My idea:
-each segment gets...
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By burnthesheep

Depends on how long you can wait. With this...

Depends on how long you can wait. With this silly bike market, that may get $350 or so.

I am seeing my current bikes all selling for more now than I got them for new or used years back. Go...
09-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,777
Posted By burnthesheep

I run latex tubes and tubeless, so I must pump...

I run latex tubes and tubeless, so I must pump most rides. As tubeless I am resetting the pressure for the day's duty of gravel or cyclocross. And latex loses air a lot faster.

Butyl? Butyl...
09-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 410,691
Posted By burnthesheep

PDX front. Guy on team said he liked that as he...

PDX front. Guy on team said he liked that as he felt the front end held better counter steering on really hard turns.

I bought the Cyclospirit air compressor chuck. It has a standard bike tire...
09-13-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 410,691
Posted By burnthesheep

Donnelly MXP PDX combo and air liner coming in...

Donnelly MXP PDX combo and air liner coming in mail. Amazon sending air compressor presta chuck.

I'm tired of my cross tire setup being kinda gravel use centered. Going to toss that stuff on the...
09-13-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By burnthesheep

Random web searches: ...

Random web searches:
https://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/ace-answers/exam-preparation-blog/3139/what-is-the-difference-between-vt1-vt2-and-vo2-max/...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,732
Posted By burnthesheep

What is this? The dozen'th time this has come...

What is this? The dozen'th time this has come up? This is the bike world equivalent of the "does a plane on a treadmill takeoff?"
09-13-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

No idea. I jogged from viewable area to area to...

No idea. I jogged from viewable area to area to monitor their progress. Going back to other area it felt a bit too long for the older one. Then he rolled past crying.

Still, easier crashing...
09-13-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

Both kids went in the 30min. Younger did 2 laps....

Both kids went in the 30min. Younger did 2 laps. Older quit after one.

They chose to start both the youngest age group and the doggone 12 to 14 year olds on course at the same time. They let...
09-12-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,995
Posted By burnthesheep

Cross, but whatever. Callup, 5 or 6 on...

Cross, but whatever.

Callup, 5 or 6 on holeshot. Lap one the guys who will be 18 year ol P1/2 in a month leave us. Lap 2 I have a look to move third my fabe turn. Lots of wear from early rums...
09-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh no. I meant all kids in same race do same...

Oh no. I meant all kids in same race do same shorter than adults lap. Like juniors do the 1/2mi loop and adults the 1.5mi loop. Just thinking out loud. Just ignore. We’ll figure it out.
09-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

I think I may just do the warmup thing with them....

I think I may just do the warmup thing with them. Get there early enough to catch the break between more than one race and follow them around for one of them, then warmup myself the other open...
09-10-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

Thanks both! I think what I'll do is with...

Thanks both!

I think what I'll do is with there being routine weeknight meetups is see if I can rally some other folks I know perhaps in a similar situation to do a "kids lap" at weeknight cross...
09-10-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By burnthesheep

Timid kids, cross race, and ideas on what to do....too old for "fun lap"

Just looking for ideas or opinions what to do.

My kids are 8 and 10 and both a bit timid. I signed them up for the free 5 or 8min kid's lap at the local cross race. The director emailed to ask...
09-09-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,951
Posted By burnthesheep

Speaking of Chinarellos, I had a momentary lapse...

Speaking of Chinarellos, I had a momentary lapse of sanity for a half second before backing away from my computer when I found a "Chinarello" that wasn't the traditional fake road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,432
Posted By burnthesheep

The TT race bike. I wrote down my existing fit...

The TT race bike. I wrote down my existing fit coordinates, then looked up the bike's geometry chart online and made sure I had some play each way to adjust things.

It was a Pros Closet used...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,557
Posted By burnthesheep

Is there a minimum chainring delta for the FD's? ...

Is there a minimum chainring delta for the FD's? You generally set the location on the braze on by the largest ring. Then the FD design dictates the biggest jump down from big to small you can do...
09-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,844
Posted By burnthesheep

Others have covered it above already. With...

Others have covered it above already. With links. But basically it's a transition from throwaway level, to durability for daily usage and mileage level, to an increase in shift/brake/weight/aero...
09-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By burnthesheep

First race is Saturday here for a 4- race series...

First race is Saturday here for a 4- race series local to me.

The other statewide series has like 75% of their events over 3 hours away. I can't do that for a single 4/5 race. Not enough points...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By burnthesheep

TBH, given the cost you've spent........why oh...

TBH, given the cost you've spent........why oh why not do some Zwift or RGT or something? How is the climb unit fun without it? Road grade simulation was why that existed. To use erg instead just...
09-07-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 32,927
Posted By burnthesheep

That's fair, but the air doesn't care what you...

That's fair, but the air doesn't care what you weigh. It cares how much of that weight presents itself as frontal area. The topic on Slowtwitch is for a triathlon/TT fit. On a pan flat route.
...
09-07-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 32,927
Posted By burnthesheep

Well 300w is 50w shy of 350w. I could dare say...

Well 300w is 50w shy of 350w. I could dare say 300 is perfectly believable. 350w for an hour on 7 hours a week just sounds incredibly rare.
09-07-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By burnthesheep

When an automation company I worked for built a...

When an automation company I worked for built a test skid for Fallbrook in Austin we went down there to test it out. At lunch they let us ride their e-bikes equipped with their CVT hubs. They...
09-07-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 775
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll play along: -nicer bike computers start...

I'll play along:

-nicer bike computers start having a built in pitot tube to give an aero estimate

-a better heads up solution........it just seems all the "glasses" and such over the years...
09-07-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 32,927
Posted By burnthesheep

For folks following this one, a gem is winding up...

For folks following this one, a gem is winding up on Slowtwitch. If someone posts data, fine. But just even when it comes from a device you have to wonder sometimes. Guy claims to do mid-300's on...
09-04-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,623
Posted By burnthesheep

If you do something a lot and friction is...

If you do something a lot and friction is involved then the contact points matter.

Runners vaseline or tape their nipples for pete’s sake. If you ride enough and sweat doing so friction is an...
09-03-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 32,927
Posted By burnthesheep

Agreed. For Zwift I guess I lament they don't do...

Agreed. For Zwift I guess I lament they don't do a good job on their classifications. So I don't race. It isn't experience/skill/power combo based. I'm basically trying to build my point for Zwift...
09-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By burnthesheep

If you post in the existing topic in the FAQ at...

If you post in the existing topic in the FAQ at the top of the 33 page, any information added will be more visible and helpful to others in your same situation:
...
09-03-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16,593
Views: 1,035,164
Posted By burnthesheep

I swear I must be hypothyroid. I don't eat...

I swear I must be hypothyroid. I don't eat hardly **** versus my 130lb wife who doesn't ride 5000KJ a week. I hold 70kg or so fine, but I'm not eating freaking 2700 to 3000 cals a day. No freaking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,014
Posted By burnthesheep

I've liked my Bolt and like the app interface as...

I've liked my Bolt and like the app interface as many describe the Garmin stuff as ultimately infuriating at some point in your journey with them as a company.

But......I've killed one Bolt out of...
09-01-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 410,691
Posted By burnthesheep

With cross comes some fun, but also sadness. It...

With cross comes some fun, but also sadness. It really means after the series, typical meetup season is over. Our weeknight worlds I usually do once a month due to driving distance closes shop. ...
08-31-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16,593
Views: 1,035,164
Posted By burnthesheep

Ramping up the realistic cross workouts I have...

Ramping up the realistic cross workouts I have made.

Tonight: 3 sets
15s: 595w
45s: 370w
18x 17s 325w 12s 155w
30s: 370w

For my zones set using 277w hour power originally and upped it to...
08-31-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By burnthesheep

Barring cross winds, the fact that the stage ends...

Barring cross winds, the fact that the stage ends with pretty simple crit laps of the Champs means that the "same time" rule of the sprint finishes mostly makes this impossible.

You would have to...
08-31-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,610
Posted By burnthesheep

This and your next post are spot on how I feel...

This and your next post are spot on how I feel about it also.

To add my personal feels on the issue, anytime it's an American suspected of doping.........the claws come out. International star? ...
08-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,004
Posted By burnthesheep

Most modern "nicer" triathlon (not time trial, as...

Most modern "nicer" triathlon (not time trial, as it's not legal) bikes have integrated hydration and/or storage. Sometimes integrated in the frame, sometimes a removable front fairing, sometimes a...
08-31-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 410,691
Posted By burnthesheep

Yo dawg! Why won't my cross bike shift better? ...

Yo dawg! Why won't my cross bike shift better? Maybe I was just lazy when I upgraded it from 10 to 11spd and didn't follow the clutch RD instructions or cut the chain the right length!

Geeez. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,248
Posted By burnthesheep

Our strategy is to impromptu change the route. ...

Our strategy is to impromptu change the route. If the halfwheeler or surging rider on the "all together" ride is on front at the moment...........that right suddenly becomes a left and they're...
08-30-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,004
Posted By burnthesheep

On the hourly rates in more expensive areas and...

On the hourly rates in more expensive areas and cost of living in those areas, etc............just to play devil's adv. for a second.......

You say it isn't possible to pay lower skill workers...
08-29-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,628
Posted By burnthesheep

Mine? -look at family schedule and weather...

Mine?

-look at family schedule and weather forecast and make plans
-storms or BS first try at outdoor ride, ride inside
-do team cross practice, storm and soaked and so muddy had to cleanup...
08-28-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By burnthesheep

Those vr90's just seem to have not much space...

Those vr90's just seem to have not much space around the tread and cleat. Like the user above said they had to trim around it. Even when it is a direct "find" and not coming down too fore or aft it...
08-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,383
Posted By burnthesheep

It’s about the tires and geometry. A cross bike...

It’s about the tires and geometry. A cross bike ridden by an u-18 is unlikely to have the 6 inches of stem spacers and upturned stem lots of riders roll on a comfort gravel setup. Meaning less aero...
08-28-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By burnthesheep

Just can't get spd's to cooperate, suggestions

The equipment combo is: pd-m520, spd, Giro VR90

I remount fast and find the pedals fast then it's a fumbling mess. I can actually do a flying mount on my TT bike with Speedplays or roadie with...
08-27-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,165
Posted By burnthesheep

I will answer simply and truthfully: -phone...

I will answer simply and truthfully:

-phone in smallest possible sandwich bag to keep dry in my left jersey pocket (weaker arm)

-pump and 3rd bottle middle pocket, 4th bottle right pocket with...
08-26-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,815
Posted By burnthesheep

Let's not confuse fitness/enjoyment riding and...

Let's not confuse fitness/enjoyment riding and "training". If you want to win the point with "fitness and enjoyment", go on ahead. But your ideas just make zero sense, as I take it, that you think...
08-26-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By burnthesheep

I guess to help those out better at this than me,...

I guess to help those out better at this than me, I'll ask some questions first I know will be coming:

1. What are your injuries from riding a bike that you say weight training assists? Knowing...
08-26-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,815
Posted By burnthesheep

A person's CTL or what they can handle for TSS in...

A person's CTL or what they can handle for TSS in a day is not a direct correlation with how strong they are on the bike.

While you seem to understand the concept of ramping volume over time, you...
08-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By burnthesheep

Yes, and no. Yes to breaking up the monotony and...

Yes, and no. Yes to breaking up the monotony and not expecting TOO much. But, Zwift walks a fine line in terms of trying to cater to paying customers expecting to receive a realistic experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,771
Posted By burnthesheep

I think if someone is a lighter weight rider they...

I think if someone is a lighter weight rider they can pull off lower pressures on a road tubeless setup to avoid all the higher pressure road tubeless "pitfalls". Most of the "it didn't seal" or "I...
08-25-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By burnthesheep

Help finding old advertisement video from a race

I saw an advertisement for either the Giro or Le Tour in like 2020 or 2019 where a younger person setup an old video projector of an old bike race from long ago for an elderly gentleman who happened...
08-25-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 179,951
Posted By burnthesheep

Having been able to sniff out things with the...

Having been able to sniff out things with the Excel sheet Chung method, I will say that I think the complainers are ones trying to justify a single watt at 30mph between pairs of aero socks.

Not...
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