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05-29-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,652
Posted By GhostRider62

You must have went to one helleva junior high...

You must have went to one helleva junior high school. We did not do those types of conversion until AP Physics in 12th grade at my public HS. We sent two kids to MIT, two to Harvard, one to...
05-28-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,920
Views: 303,033
Posted By GhostRider62

I only rode 21 miles, my allergies and asthma...

I only rode 21 miles, my allergies and asthma started to kill me after doing one of my best 5 minute power tests in maybe 6 years. Called it a day.
05-28-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By GhostRider62

Went thru this myself recently. The derailleur...

Went thru this myself recently. The derailleur hanger was loose. After tightening, still some shifting issues. I checked the hanger alignment and sure enough it was off. Bent it. Readjusted...
05-28-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 168
Posted By GhostRider62

Everyone measures improvement differently. I have...

Everyone measures improvement differently. I have two basic metrics.

1. Power average and time on a standard 4-5 minute hill. This is sort of a proxy for VO2 max power. I go as hard as I can but...
05-28-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 168
Posted By GhostRider62

Whether a 10% lower indicated power level is...

Whether a 10% lower indicated power level is significant depends on how you train or how you use your PM.

Being off by 10% is basically being off by one zone. If I think I am riding in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By GhostRider62

I am considering the Caledonia myself right now...

I am considering the Caledonia myself right now but availability is a bit of an issue. My next long ride will be 600km and then a 1200km after that. The geometry is nearly identical to my Cervelo...
05-28-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 168
Posted By GhostRider62

I have five different power meters and would...

I have five different power meters and would estimate the range to be 4%. 10% error is rather large.

I am pretty sure you cannot scale the power values with my Garmin 1030.

I can scale them in...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 824
Posted By GhostRider62

4 pound nylon tent is so.....1975. Who wants to...

4 pound nylon tent is so.....1975. Who wants to lug around a wet 6 pound tent. He wasn't saying everyone was wrong, merely expressing his opinion to which I agree 100%

My circa 1985 single...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By GhostRider62

Bike service isn't like like taking a BMW to a...

Bike service isn't like like taking a BMW to a Benz dealer. Any bike should should be able to adjust your gears or lube your chain.

Cervelo BB is not an issue.

Ole reliable sounds boring.
...
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By GhostRider62

Does the clock stop when taking the afternoon...

Does the clock stop when taking the afternoon nap?

8 pm start would mean 11 pm finish or almost dinner time in Barcelona.
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 530
Posted By GhostRider62

I had one of them computers back in the day, it...

I had one of them computers back in the day, it ran on MS-DOS.

You should hang out in Classic and Vintage.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,556
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure what you are saying. Do you? I...

I am not sure what you are saying. Do you?

I was stating the power and speed relationship to overcome the resistance of air. It is cubic.

Drag is the force to overcome air resistance and it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,556
Posted By GhostRider62

P ∝ v3 It is cubic. It is not squared,...

P ∝ v3

It is cubic. It is not squared, exponential or quadratic.

Double the speed from 20 mph to 40 mph requires 8 times the power to overcome the resistance of air.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,556
Posted By GhostRider62

Once you get close to top speed down a hill, it...

Once you get close to top speed down a hill, it is better to tuck as best you can and recycle the mess in your legs from the climb.

The way I look at it is the climb doesn't end until that point....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By GhostRider62

I would be curious to see if Hambini weighed in...

I would be curious to see if Hambini weighed in but not in the mood to listen to a 30-40 minute youtube of his at the moment.
05-26-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a variety of carbon rim wheels, some with...

I have a variety of carbon rim wheels, some with special surfaces that certainly help a lot in rain when used with certain pads. When I am descending something 7-8%, I keep the rims warm by pulsing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes. Your options since you think you have a...

Yes.

Your options since you think you have a good fit

1. Stretch and strengthen
2. Lower saddle height
3. Decrease bar reach and increase bar height (reduce drop)
4. Ride more
5. Rule 5
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By GhostRider62

The 1 watt advantage was at 250 watts for a...

The 1 watt advantage was at 250 watts for a crappy bushing pulley. Less than 0.1 watts against steel bearing pulleys like Hawk. Around 0.3 watts against most pulleys like Dura Ace or Sram. ...
05-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By GhostRider62

Rich people with lots of horses keep them unpaved...

Rich people with lots of horses keep them unpaved for a reason. It is a lovely area to ride and play golf.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,089
Posted By GhostRider62

Dunno. What you write makes zero sense. Sorry....

Dunno. What you write makes zero sense. Sorry. I also think you do not understand what I am saying because I did not write 93r/89f or 75r/72f. I do not see with my riding any braking or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,089
Posted By GhostRider62

You have not seen what? Silca gives you a choice...

You have not seen what? Silca gives you a choice of 50/50 for Road and 52/48 for TT and 53/47 for Mtb. I have been using Berto's 15% drop rule for almost 40 years. It works pretty well for normal...
05-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,520
Posted By GhostRider62

Grammar isn't my thing. In all...

Grammar isn't my thing.

In all seriousness, Larry is right. When was the last time you saw top racers with a mirror and all kinds of crap hanging off the bike. They'd rather die
05-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,520
Posted By GhostRider62

I know the team. Seen them over the years at...

I know the team. Seen them over the years at races. Not real hard to know the top racers in Region
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,089
Posted By GhostRider62

The big problem with most of these onlie...

The big problem with most of these onlie calculators is the assumption of nearly 50/50 F/R balance. Anyone who has measured with scales knows this is bogus even for shorter riders who tend to have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By GhostRider62

Could be pedal technique. Push hard and do not...

Could be pedal technique. Push hard and do not pull up at all consciously. Pulling up puts a lot of stress on the relatively weak and easily fatigued Psoas muscles and you feel it in the lower...
05-25-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,520
Posted By GhostRider62

I have two tailights, a front light, and bell....

I have two tailights, a front light, and bell. Two mirrors

I pass the Cat 1 boys all the time on flat roads. They **** their kit when I dink my bell and chat them casually as they drool over their...
05-24-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,520
Posted By GhostRider62

It's the Prius drivers in my area. And the...

It's the Prius drivers in my area. And the Tesla drivers. BMW drivers aren't much better and don't get me started on the chick texting doing 50 in the 30 zone in her flashy white Mercedes. The...
05-23-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By GhostRider62

Nice report. Sounds like a nice ride. And, 4...

Nice report. Sounds like a nice ride. And, 4 person RAAM ain't nothin to sniff at and that jersey certainly means a LOT
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By GhostRider62

The LEDs are driven by 7.6 volts minimum nominal....

The LEDs are driven by 7.6 volts minimum nominal. One could use 3S instead of 2S. I drive them with 2S. Each Panasonic 18650 delivers about 13 watts in an hour whereas one of my 21700 cells...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

No. I am not lying. I spent a lot of time on...

No. I am not lying. I spent a lot of time on their site. And I stand by my opinion. Canyon's website is a confusing mess. The fact they do not directly tell you the stem diameter is 1 1/4? Less than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

Cervelo is not direct to consumer. That is the...

Cervelo is not direct to consumer. That is the difference.

I was out on a 5 hour ride and did not have time to read your responses. I stand by my opinion. The Dura Ace equipped Canyon does...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By GhostRider62

Sell. Maybe 0.1 watt advantage over the SRAM Red...

Sell. Maybe 0.1 watt advantage over the SRAM Red AXS stock pulley or maybe none.

Use the money for the best tires. 3-10 watts advantage over run of the mill tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

I very seriously considered buying the Endurace...

I very seriously considered buying the Endurace but too many unknowns.

I'd probably be ok on a Trek Domane or Emonda but they are sold out. Looking at the Cervelo Catelona 5. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

I learned something that may help someone. ...

I learned something that may help someone. Canyon seems to use a nonstandard stem diameter. This means you cannot easily change stems for fitting or for other reasons. This critical dimension...
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By GhostRider62

My mistake on PBP 2019 was staying in the Mercure...

My mistake on PBP 2019 was staying in the Mercure overlooking the drunks in the courtyard, I could not sleep with all the noise into the night days leading into the start. But my biggest mistake was...
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By GhostRider62

I agree or at least now as an old fart. I...

I agree or at least now as an old fart. I really can't motivate myself anymore to do a 200k in training solo.


Also, this pretty well known endurance coach told me that "all you randonneurs are...
05-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,992
Posted By GhostRider62

In the cold, windy winter months, start your ride...

In the cold, windy winter months, start your ride into the wind and bring it home downwind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

Just my opinion, not a straightforward website...

Just my opinion, not a straightforward website especially when compared to competitors.

The bike I am interested in shows a Dura Ace 9200 crankset in the pictures but the Component pulldown lists...
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By GhostRider62

You can sort the finish results by the 80H, 84H,...

You can sort the finish results by the 80H, 84H, and 90H groups. In 2018, the 90H group had a 63% finish, 84 had 70%,and 80H was 83% finish. Overall, the DNF was 32%. Unless one was snappy...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By GhostRider62

Run times are very short on the cygolight fronts...

Run times are very short on the cygolight fronts and the battery is integrated.


I find that 0.5 amps driving a modern LED is perfect for most riding but downhill, I want to be able to drive it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

Trek shows 38 mm on the first page. If...

Trek shows 38 mm on the first page.

If someone is buying an endurance bike, they want to know what tires it can take. It is critical. For the same bike to have 30mm or 32mm listed as max tells...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

Show me the crank length and rings for the dura...

Show me the crank length and rings for the dura ace model. Show me the handlebar width. Just three pieces of important data on a $10k bike. I don't see it. I know how to click on the all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

In contrast, look at trek. They lay out the...

In contrast, look at trek. They lay out the model differences very clearly right up front

On the specific models, they tell you exactly what stem, rings, crank that you are getting.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm looking at the dura ace one No crank...

I'm looking at the dura ace one

No crank length, chain rings, stem length....
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

Maybe in England. Not ALL of that...

Maybe in England.

Not ALL of that information is listed. It varies by model. I have yet to see handlebar width or crankarm length for instance.

The descriptions of the frame by model vary...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 677
Posted By GhostRider62

I am a side sleeper and in the past used an old...

I am a side sleeper and in the past used an old therma rest on top on half length closed cell pad and always inside a tent. I have hundreds of nights on that setup. Now, I use a Neo Air in large...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

chainrings crank length bar reach bar drop ...

chainrings
crank length
bar reach
bar drop
bar width
stem length
seatpost offset

I could think of others but those come quickly to mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

It is just a sequential number. Don't attach...

It is just a sequential number. Don't attach some mental gymnastics around it. CF = carbon fiber. SL = lighter carbon. If you see aero, it has the Swiss 1400 or 1100 aero wheels. Electronic...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 197
Posted By GhostRider62

SNL Commies are not funny. Period

SNL Commies are not funny. Period
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 584
Posted By GhostRider62

I have been considering the Endurace recently and...

I have been considering the Endurace recently and I agree about the difficulty deciphering what one is potentially buying. They leave a lot of very important information out.

From what I...
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