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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 934
Posted By ZHVelo

But if those numbers are right, then the others...

But if those numbers are right, then the others just must carry the speed a lot better. Otherwise it isn't possible to be faster but 51W less than you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 934
Posted By ZHVelo

7 seconds out of 1.5 minutes is quite a bit....

7 seconds out of 1.5 minutes is quite a bit. Those numbers cannot be correct unless the people you ride with are pro level light. That dude did 51 Watts less than you but was 7% faster?

Also, 95...
05-15-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,591
Posted By ZHVelo

Rightly so. I despise cyclists that do moronic,...

Rightly so. I despise cyclists that do moronic, dangerous things like this.

I have no issue running a red light if it is safe to do so, e.g. turning right when no car is coming from left (I...
05-06-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ZHVelo

Thanks, yea I think the rear disc is now good, I...

Thanks, yea I think the rear disc is now good, I had to twist the caliper in the right position. And sound seems to have at least to a large part come from me switching to wax and not having properly...
05-06-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

This is really what I wanted to say. You may not...

This is really what I wanted to say. You may not get to 120g/hour, but why not try and just see to where you get.

And agree, I mean if it were impossible even at rest, you couldn't smash down any...
05-06-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ZHVelo

New Wheelset - Normal to have to adjust setup?

So with my new wheelset the disc brakes are rubbing, the shifting seems not quite as smooth (Ultegra Di2) and the drivetrain seems louder. Is this normal?

As a note, when my bike was new, I played...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 859
Posted By ZHVelo

I have two because my first ones technically are...

I have two because my first ones technically are a tad too large and are entry level and I wanted something more premium and better fitting. I still use the old ones on indoor training and will use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,041
Posted By ZHVelo

Can't be a bug if users want it. If it wouldn't...

Can't be a bug if users want it. If it wouldn't sell at all, they would stop making it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,041
Posted By ZHVelo

Ah my bad, I did indeed fail to notice this is a...

Ah my bad, I did indeed fail to notice this is a thread for whining people who want to complain about a feature that they don't need buy. Bye then.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,125
Posted By ZHVelo

Ah really? I did about the distance last year on...

Ah really? I did about the distance last year on disc with a lot of downhills, my cheap pads seem to hold up fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,041
Posted By ZHVelo

It is very much a thing where I live that people...

It is very much a thing where I live that people have a bike room in the building. And no, I don't keep it there, I was pointing out a situation where hanging cables is an annoyance. But I am glad...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,041
Posted By ZHVelo

I catch my cable on my city bike almost every...

I catch my cable on my city bike almost every time I put it back into its stand in my buildings bike room. Because everything is so tight and the handlebars so wide (of all the surrounding bikes)....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By ZHVelo

Ok, 3 times for 40 minutes max is nothing...

Ok, 3 times for 40 minutes max is nothing compared to 80 miles. So yes, probably just a poor fit and nothing serious with your knees.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,041
Posted By ZHVelo

I got mine for the looks. And for convenience,...

I got mine for the looks. And for convenience, cables can get caught in things. Aero is just a nice benefit.

Also, who rides with a handlebar bag that has an aero bike? Lol, never seen that.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By ZHVelo

Did you refill the bottles at any point? 2...

Did you refill the bottles at any point? 2 bottles seems little for 80 miles.

I would almost suggest seeing a physio at least once for a check, not just a fit. Swelling should not really happen....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,041
Posted By ZHVelo

Let's face it, most bikes these days have...

Let's face it, most bikes these days have internal routing - just maybe not at the handlebar. So the question is, is internal at the handlebar a bad idea, and well as far as I can tell, only for...
04-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By ZHVelo

Thanks for the reply, yes, I googled caliper and...

Thanks for the reply, yes, I googled caliper and it that is indeed what I meant and that is what I tried to do. Including loosening them a little and fastening while pulling the brake, or just...
04-23-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,607
Posted By ZHVelo

Don't eat oatmeal while exercising. Eat it...

Don't eat oatmeal while exercising. Eat it beforehand and let it digest.

It tends to be slow-releasing energy and has fibre so also digests slower. Not really something you want in your stomach...
04-23-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By ZHVelo

Question on new Disc Rotor

I got a new wheelset with the hub being 6-bolt instead of centre lock so I had to get new disc rotors with 6-bolt. My question is about the disc rotors, but as the wheelset is hookless tubeless only...
04-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,373
Posted By ZHVelo

I was going to already reply saying I agree with...

I was going to already reply saying I agree with you after checking my first data for a flat (which is hard to come by here) but then I checked a few more and the results are vastly different. One...
04-19-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,373
Posted By ZHVelo

Interesting, for me it is exactly the other way...

Interesting, for me it is exactly the other way round, the same watts feels easier on climbs than on a flat.
04-18-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,607
Posted By ZHVelo

All the articles I read on hydration seem to...

All the articles I read on hydration seem to suggest that pretty much no one over-hydrates but under-hydration is incredibly common, so I echo this. Although I find it funny after googling how much...
04-18-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By ZHVelo

I am not surprised that on a treadmill, low...

I am not surprised that on a treadmill, low temperatures are better than the 20 that was the highest they went for.

Personally, maybe something nice like 25 without too much wind but a little for...
04-16-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

I have already successfully tested it over a...

I have already successfully tested it over a three hour ride where the middle hour was sweet spot. I did 90-120-90 without issue and felt much better after the ride than I usually do when I eat (too)...
04-15-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

1. This is completely arbitrary. Do you know what...

1. This is completely arbitrary. Do you know what is excessive for you? Certainly not for others.

2. Speak for yourself lol.
04-11-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

And this combined with the lower price is why I...

And this combined with the lower price is why I have moved on to making my own drink mix (malto + fructose). Drink 1 bottle per hour as a target and you hit your fluid and carb target automatically....
04-10-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

The one that works for you. If you have 3...

The one that works for you. If you have 3 fuelling strategies from professionals you can try all see. Maybe one works. Pick that one. None work, well, you tried, no big deal, try something else.
04-10-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

That seems like a lot of effort for something you...

That seems like a lot of effort for something you can easily just buy.

I sometimes buy corn cakes, 110g for 0.95 (which here is super cheap) and I get 84g of carbs in 100g so 92g of carbs for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By ZHVelo

I just googled RAAM and it says it is ca. 3000...

I just googled RAAM and it says it is ca. 3000 miles. 3000/7 = 428. Now it is approximately but I also didn't even count the 15 hours. So how can you talk about 640 miles when it just requires 428?...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By ZHVelo

Because you are faster on the bike, marginal...

Because you are faster on the bike, marginal increases in power input result in lower speed gains.

Well done for getting the numbers, but I am surprised you even had to. This seems fairly obvious.
04-08-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By ZHVelo

Why not? 120g carbs = 480 calories using...

Why not?

120g carbs = 480 calories using the normal convention, one burns even 500 calories on an easy hour. Granted not all are carbs, some will be burnt as fat, but if you aren't interested in...
04-07-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,043
Posted By ZHVelo

I didn't dismiss the prevalence of cheap carbs...

I didn't dismiss the prevalence of cheap carbs and sugars - I pointed out that you are the one dismissing the prevalence of fats. Fast food that I mentioned contains both carbs and fats. In copious...
04-06-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,043
Posted By ZHVelo

This is entirely biased falsehoods, stemming from...

This is entirely biased falsehoods, stemming from your need to find a conspiracy theory. Americans are fat because they drive everywhere, don't exercise and binge on junk food. Food that doesn't just...
04-06-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,043
Posted By ZHVelo

Anyone who believes restricting carbohydrates is...

Anyone who believes restricting carbohydrates is in any way a suitable diet for endurance athletics is bonkers.

If your gut bacteria are such that you do not tolerate certain carbs well (processed...
03-30-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,315
Posted By ZHVelo

But you are exercising. You want fast sugars.

But you are exercising. You want fast sugars.
01-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By ZHVelo

If you have wide tarmac near you, just get the...

If you have wide tarmac near you, just get the summer skis the professional XC skiers use. A family member has them and I am seriously thinking about it, they would make for great Vo2max sessions and...
01-26-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By ZHVelo

His season is over. His career may be over even....

His season is over. His career may be over even. He is lucky to be alive. Forget the injuries, the trauma on the body can kill someone.
01-22-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,035
Posted By ZHVelo

You need a dedicated cycling computer, or use an...

You need a dedicated cycling computer, or use an app on your phone that pairs with your power meter. The Wahoo Fitness app is actually quite good for this, at least it was when I last used it. I...
12-10-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,043
Posted By ZHVelo

The problem with this for pros is that their 80%...

The problem with this for pros is that their 80% is so high, that the overall energy demands are so high. Even if at 80% Vo2max you miraculously used 50% fat oxidization and 50% CHO, the sheer energy...
12-10-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,043
Posted By ZHVelo

You will not be able to perform at any decent...

You will not be able to perform at any decent intensity for anything but short periods. High intensity (as measured as a % of threshold or of Vo2Max) requires mostly CHO as fuel.

If your goal is...
12-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,864
Posted By ZHVelo

Because it's fatty? I suggest crepes made...

Because it's fatty?

I suggest crepes made with low-fat milk and no eggs and top it off with sugar and jam. The sugar crystals will add crunchiness to every bite, heaven.

And all you did was...
12-03-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,524
Posted By ZHVelo

Only time I ever drafted was on a climb. I did...

Only time I ever drafted was on a climb. I did not want to immediately overtake and then maybe blow up as he was not going that much slower than me, so I sat in for a few minutes and then went back...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,931
Posted By ZHVelo

That is heavenly!

That is heavenly!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,931
Posted By ZHVelo

Crepes. I would love a crepes on a ride. It's...

Crepes. I would love a crepes on a ride. It's mostly carbs as well (I do mine with low-fat milk, no eggs and water and flour) either with jam and sugar, or even Nutella, maybe that one towards the...
11-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,343
Posted By ZHVelo

I see that my decision to block him was a good...

I see that my decision to block him was a good one.
11-18-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,343
Posted By ZHVelo

You should, riding in the mountains is...

You should, riding in the mountains is liberating. Even if it is tough. Once you reach the top, it is amazing.
11-17-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,343
Posted By ZHVelo

I don't remember where but someone maybe from a...

I don't remember where but someone maybe from a discord was riding near LA, and yes! there are proper climbs there, and I looked at a topographical map of the region and it is indeed just very hilly...
11-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,343
Posted By ZHVelo

It isn't just about getting up though, but about...

It isn't just about getting up though, but about how. You can get up with 34-28, too, but at what cadence? For pros that's fine, they output a lot more power, but for amateurs or hobby riders, do you...
11-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,343
Posted By ZHVelo

50-34 and 11-32, ride in the alps. You do...

50-34 and 11-32, ride in the alps.

You do theoretically spin out going downhill on 50-11, however, the speeds at which this happen are quite sufficient for me. I have never actually properly spun...
11-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,077
Posted By ZHVelo

It will end up with some form of...

It will end up with some form of continuous/incremental shifting without a cassette at all.
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