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01-22-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,918
Posted By PeteHski

That is just nuts! Having listened to the guys...

That is just nuts! Having listened to the guys on Trainer Road for the last year or so I'm sold on a sensible fuel-to-ride strategy alongside a core healthy diet. I'm a full-on eating machine...
01-22-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 330
Posted By PeteHski

Apps I currently use:- Zwift - as others...

Apps I currently use:-

Zwift - as others have said there are a LOT of ways to use Zwift. Racing, group rides, workouts, solo riding, collecting badges and virtual gear etc. You don't have to...
01-22-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 280
Posted By PeteHski

Rather than focusing on rate of weight loss, it's...

Rather than focusing on rate of weight loss, it's better to focus on a long term sustainable diet and lifestyle. Most (if not all) rapid loss diets are unsustainable and therefore fairly pointless. ...
01-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 280
Posted By PeteHski

So true. I spent 4 years at Uni studying for a...

So true. I spent 4 years at Uni studying for a Masters in Engineering and learnt maybe 10% of what I know 30 years later working in the industry.
01-22-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By PeteHski

I don't bother with Zwift plans. Too much of a...

I don't bother with Zwift plans. Too much of a short-term mentality. You would be better off following a structured plan from Trainer Road or Wahoo SYSTM and mix it up with Zwift for the longer...
01-22-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By PeteHski

Honestly, there is NO best out of these bikes. ...

Honestly, there is NO best out of these bikes. Only a best for you. All I would say is that you have picked 3 excellent choices for endurance road. None of them will hold you back, so pick the one...
01-21-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By PeteHski

To me, your leg extension in your previous video...

To me, your leg extension in your previous video actually looks fine to me. A LOT of people have their saddle too high in an effort to maximise leg extension when it really isn't necessary. The...
01-21-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By PeteHski

This fits in with what the odd research study on...

This fits in with what the odd research study on saddle height has concluded ie. saddle too high is much worse than saddle too low. My own personal experiments with saddle height tend to agree. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By PeteHski

Totally agree. Definitely a good point to keep...

Totally agree. Definitely a good point to keep in mind when choosing a saddle
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By PeteHski

I've had great results with Pirelli Cinturato...

I've had great results with Pirelli Cinturato Velo (32 mm). Grip is excellent in all conditions, reasonably fast, reasonably comfortable, long lasting and very puncture resistant. These are my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By PeteHski

Very good point, but would that not be taken into...

Very good point, but would that not be taken into account by saddle manufacturers in respect of their various width options - sit bone width being merely a convenient reference point? If somebody...
01-20-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 688
Posted By PeteHski

Could go for the full 1970s bank robber look...

Could go for the full 1970s bank robber look there!
01-20-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By PeteHski

Technically true, but not something to factor...

Technically true, but not something to factor into a decision on tyre width for a commuter/tourer bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By PeteHski

Ah, so they can be useful after all!

Ah, so they can be useful after all!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,268
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, I can believe that.

Yep, I can believe that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,125
Posted By PeteHski

While this story seems to go on forever, it does...

While this story seems to go on forever, it does act as a reality check for those who believe the myth of "forever" bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

This is ultimately the bottom line. So when...

This is ultimately the bottom line. So when considering 2x12 vs 1x13 it essentially comes down to whether or not you can ride with 2 less gears vs your tolerance to repeated front shifts if your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By PeteHski

There's the sheet of tinfoil on a stair step...

There's the sheet of tinfoil on a stair step method. Kind of a variation of the cardboard method, but I find it makes a more defined ass-print! I don't find this measurement massively useful, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By PeteHski

Absolutely agree! The lowest ratio on my road...

Absolutely agree! The lowest ratio on my road bike happens to be 1:1, but no way is it optimum for really steep sustained road climbs. Once the gradient goes north of 15%, my cadence is often...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By PeteHski

Dynaplug. That's what convinced me to go...

Dynaplug. That's what convinced me to go tubeless. Sealant + Dynaplug will keep you rolling with minimum effort 99% of the time when you get a puncture. No more sitting at the side of the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

The way I ride a 2x (40+ years experience, just...

The way I ride a 2x (40+ years experience, just so we don't have to question "ability" to shift a FD) is to use the small ring for only about the first 3 or 4 lowest gears and then go on the big ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By PeteHski

Your best bet is probably a gravel/mtb cassette...

Your best bet is probably a gravel/mtb cassette and RD. 11-42 is a popular choice for a very low climbing gear on paved roads. I don't see much point in changing the front end. 50/34 is a pretty...
01-20-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,512
Posted By PeteHski

Good question. I guess the answer depends on...

Good question. I guess the answer depends on whether or not they ever want to go off-road on it. Even with our badly pot-holed back roads I have no issues whatsoever riding a modern endurance road...
01-20-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By PeteHski

I'm struggling to visualise a 10:30 position, LOL

I'm struggling to visualise a 10:30 position, LOL
01-19-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

Here's a link to a BBS Power Plan for this...

Here's a link to a BBS Power Plan for this segment (note that the start and end points may be slightly different as I quickly cropped it from the whole route)
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

I'm with you on this. I have a Kickr Bike that...

I'm with you on this. I have a Kickr Bike that can accurately simulate any gear combination you can dream up and I've experimented riding compact 2x vs 1x setups on big mountain climbs. Difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By PeteHski

The 73 psi limit applies to hookless rims only. ...

The 73 psi limit applies to hookless rims only. It's in the small print on the box, but in a completely different place to the pressure chart! The chart indeed recommends 90 psi for you, but you...
01-19-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By PeteHski

28-32 mm is all good for me. But more important...

28-32 mm is all good for me. But more important to choose a good tyre. Pirelli Cinturato Velos are a great all-round road tyre. Grippy in all conditions, very puncture resistant, comfortable and...
01-19-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 911
Posted By PeteHski

Wow! Very surprising story.

Wow! Very surprising story.
01-19-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

It's not my reasoning. It's just real physics. ...

It's not my reasoning. It's just real physics. But it doesn't imply that you can go full gas on the steeps and then cruise on the flatter sections. The difference in power might be quite subtle...
01-18-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, I prefer Rouvy for a realistic ride...

Yeah, I prefer Rouvy for a realistic ride experience. But Zwift is fun if you don't take the racing seriously. I don't even bother with Zwift racing anymore, but enjoy some of the group rides and...
01-18-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By PeteHski

They all seem to be riding it on XC mountain...

They all seem to be riding it on XC mountain bikes, except for the guy walking his gravel bike up a hill!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By PeteHski

It's a golden oldie rule, not to be taken too...

It's a golden oldie rule, not to be taken too seriously. But as eduskator said, it might give you a clue if you are miles out of position.
01-18-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, if you try too hard and completely blow up...

Yeah, if you try too hard and completely blow up on the steepest sections, then the science goes out of the window. But it is worth knowing that deliberately taking it easy on the steepest parts and...
01-18-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, you got the science completely back to...

Yeah, you got the science completely back to front there, lol! Using more power on the steeper sections and less on the flatter sections is the most efficient way of minimising your total time. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

It's still just turd polishing though. ...

It's still just turd polishing though.

Better if you can do without the big front step change altogether, which I think 1x13 might just achieve for a lot of people. We accept 2x on a bicycle...
01-18-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 911
Posted By PeteHski

I think the setup for a "mugging" angle is very...

I think the setup for a "mugging" angle is very unlikely. If you are going to mug someone, then stealing their bicycle and pretending to return it seems like an unnecessary step in the process....
01-18-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By PeteHski

I'm guessing you are not very technically minded,...

I'm guessing you are not very technically minded, right?
01-18-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By PeteHski

One problem with too much leg extension at the...

One problem with too much leg extension at the bottom of the stroke is loss of control of the hamstrings, causing the pedal stroke to go choppy - leading to various other issues and risk of injury. ...
01-18-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By PeteHski

30 degrees is often quoted as a limit, but for...

30 degrees is often quoted as a limit, but for most people 40 degrees or more might be more appropriate. All depends on the range of motion of your knees, which can vary a fair bit between...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, e-bikes remind us how feeble we humans are...

Yep, e-bikes remind us how feeble we humans are as "motors", even elite riders. I'm a sub 4 W/kg rider, but on an e-roadbike I'm instantly pushing a sustained 7 W/kg riding a pro-peloton off my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

Like for like, I'm pretty sure 1x is slightly...

Like for like, I'm pretty sure 1x is slightly lighter overall but I agree there is not much in it. Although FDs are far more tolerable on road than they are off-road, they are still nasty crude...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

SRAM already offer 1x road starting with 10T. In...

SRAM already offer 1x road starting with 10T. In future, if (sorry when) they go to 1x13 they will surely start at 9T like Ekar. It's the obvious way of getting a wide enough 1x range for fast...
01-18-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

You don't need to make a custom cycle computer. ...

You don't need to make a custom cycle computer. You just need a normal one with a wheel speed, cadence sensor and GPS if you can afford it.
01-18-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

To pace yourself 5-10% faster requires precise...

To pace yourself 5-10% faster requires precise knowledge of your previous pace. Otherwise you are just guessing. An HRM would help, but there is a fairly big lag between effort and stabilised HR...
01-18-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, colour TVs too.

Yep, colour TVs too.
01-18-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 819
Posted By PeteHski

Ultimately it is a relatively short climb and not...

Ultimately it is a relatively short climb and not particularly steep. So going full gas pretty much from the start and then hanging on is probably a reasonable strategy. At least without having a...
01-18-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By PeteHski

This guy just needs to work on his lower back...

This guy just needs to work on his lower back flexibility
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeteHski

It's not "if" but "when" everything will be 13...

It's not "if" but "when" everything will be 13 gear. I wouldn't put my money on it happening in 2023 though. The move from 2x to 1x for road is far less likely to be universally adopted like it was...
01-18-22, 09:07 AM
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