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09-23-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,178
Posted By burnthesheep

Lately.....getting rid of all the looser fit...

Lately.....getting rid of all the looser fit older jerseys I had and getting more "purpose built" speedsuits for training on the TT bike. It's a bit annoying on long fast TT rides listening to...
09-23-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,063
Posted By burnthesheep

Frustrating Zwift workout last night. Pushed a...

Frustrating Zwift workout last night. Pushed a 3x8 TP workout over I made in my library. Just traditional 3x8 with 2 extra sets you can just skip at end if you want, or try for some more.

I...
09-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,963
Posted By burnthesheep

The amazon compressor bike tire inflator worked. ...

The amazon compressor bike tire inflator worked. To do what you need you still need to remove the valve core on your tubeless valve stem as that's the real limiter to rapid tire inflation. Just...
09-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,040,063
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get...

Zwift workout last night just took a bit to get "that feeling". What I mean is sometimes your HR is in the floor "this is too easy" but your RPE in the legs is there though.

Was doing 1min/2min...
09-20-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By burnthesheep

To break 16min for a 5k you've got to be able to...

To break 16min for a 5k you've got to be able to run 5:15 per mile for 3.1mi. So yeah, that's pretty good. Go try to run a single mile faster than even just 6:00.

Also you need to consider...
09-20-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 528
Posted By burnthesheep

Starting point for me would be volunteers bring...

Starting point for me would be volunteers bring their own bikes in that are attending the class. Even among seasoned adult riders, so many have horrible brake and shift adjustments. Be it the pads...
09-20-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By burnthesheep

The wahoo fitness app adds in power meters and...

The wahoo fitness app adds in power meters and hrm and such. Strava app does not.

I did that for a day or so waiting for a warranty return on my Bolt gps.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By burnthesheep

Size L Trinity Pro TT with 165’s and no issues. ...

Size L Trinity Pro TT with 165’s and no issues.

At low speeds tilt the frame towards the ground body more upright. Outer foot low inner high. No pedaling.

A TT or triathlon will only ever...
09-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By burnthesheep

Then don’t ever do your local fundraiser fun 5k...

Then don’t ever do your local fundraiser fun 5k run. There will be a dozen or more folks breaking 16min for it. That is if you think bike segment times are rough.

Thus is life in all sports...
09-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By burnthesheep

Probably too personal person to person to say for...

Probably too personal person to person to say for sure.

Honestly, I personally feel on a RPE scale better recovered faster. Meaning I can do more of whatever I am doing, better.

1700 KJ is...
09-16-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,963
Posted By burnthesheep

I am guessing the answer will be “use the better...

I am guessing the answer will be “use the better kit for longer rides and problem one on short”.

I have three used San Remos now, well one of three is a different brand.

One of the Castelli...
09-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By burnthesheep

You also need carb to build muscle/recover, not...

You also need carb to build muscle/recover, not just protein. If you don't take in some carb post workout depending on the workout you might not be doing yourself any favors.
09-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,357
Posted By burnthesheep

Topped off 3 hours riding last night with dinner...

Topped off 3 hours riding last night with dinner and a cider. Rewarded by a cramp so bad I about fell out of bed. At work we always have fruit. Every.......single.....banana.........so green you...
09-16-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,963
Posted By burnthesheep

Will do, waiting on the liners and tires now. ...

Will do, waiting on the liners and tires now. Also, I'm an idiot. The tires I had been running were meant for lazier gravel riding.

Vittoria does a tread change from the cross width tires to...
09-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,837
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: 8
Views: 482
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: 268
Views: 5,665
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: 6,526
Views: 414,963
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: 6,526
Views: 414,963
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: 202
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: 192
Views: 5,649
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: 437
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: 437
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: 137
Views: 11,198
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: 437
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: 437
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: 437
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: 437
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: 2,212
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: 2,574
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: 57
Views: 1,890
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: 73
Views: 2,483
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: 3
Views: 391
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: 827
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: 34,308
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: 34,308
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: 654
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: 824
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: 34,308
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: 5,014
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: 34,308
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: 659
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: 16,603
Views: 1,040,063
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: 8,175
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: 6,526
Views: 414,963
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: 16,603
Views: 1,040,063
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: 947
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: 4,126
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: 1,103
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: 6,526
Views: 414,963
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. ...
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