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07-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By burnthesheep

Based on that avg power and intensity factor of...

Based on that avg power and intensity factor of nearly 0.9, I'd say your ftp is set too low in the Wahoo Bolt's settings. So some good news!

Otherwise, that left right balance is unreal close to...
07-22-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,124
Posted By burnthesheep

My opinion has morphed over time from "hell no"...

My opinion has morphed over time from "hell no" to simply that each MUP user should follow the same prescribed rules set.

Meaning, stay right, pay attention, don't speed, etc......... Nothing to...
07-21-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By burnthesheep

Even ignoring the whole skills aspect which is of...

Even ignoring the whole skills aspect which is of primary importance, yup shelled.

I have a guy that's on my Facebook feed that posts up his Peloton workouts once in a while. It's been probably a...
07-20-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,466
Posted By burnthesheep

Yesterday in town TT ride. One KOM surge then...

Yesterday in town TT ride. One KOM surge then just whatever. Just wasnt in mood for anything. 100 TSS in like 65min.

490w 1min and 455w 1.5min in aero. One and done. :lol:

I kind of want...
07-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not good with stuff like this. Other than...

I'm not good with stuff like this. Other than moving to the sticks or a really undesirable location, how do you monetize on gains in value of property?

We're up enough in ours we could pay cash...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,259
Posted By burnthesheep

Best option: puller pays the F attention and...

Best option:
puller pays the F attention and takes good lines while each rider behind follows good line the leader takes.

2nd best:
hand on same side as obstacle while you miss it. If you use...
07-19-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,466
Posted By burnthesheep

Low volume week, family vacation to Blowing Rock....

Low volume week, family vacation to Blowing Rock. Lots of hiking time.

I did get in two short 1hr-ish climb workouts. Just ride down off the house from the mountain, do a loop and grab a couple...
07-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,634
Posted By burnthesheep

What I can contribute: -some folks need more...

What I can contribute:

-some folks need more salt/electrolyte than others, so the Nuun tablet or table salt in your drink mix can help

-sure, starting really early can help

-I tried this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,655
Posted By burnthesheep

1. How do you get a half of a stage win? 2....

1. How do you get a half of a stage win?

2. Some teams are so hamstrung by shyte tires that they black out the ones they want to use for time trials at least so the sponsor can't see.

3. ...
07-08-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,862
Posted By burnthesheep

Most amateur riders, including when you were a...

Most amateur riders, including when you were a Cat 3, don't have the engine built that they can cruise at a solid power for hours while burning mostly fat.

Most amateur folks with mortal ftp's...
07-08-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,862
Posted By burnthesheep

Bonk = acute Fatigue = chronic Bonk is a...

Bonk = acute
Fatigue = chronic

Bonk is a more immediate metabolic state you get into. Fatigue is a physiological situation driven by your training choices in the days/weeks leading up to it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,674
Posted By burnthesheep

I saw video from the Firecracker ride of past...

I saw video from the Firecracker ride of past years and chose not to participate. I won my class at regional TT's and considered trying it riding along just for the timed segment hunt thing they...
07-05-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,466
Posted By burnthesheep

I told Trainingpeaks to shutup. Wife and kids...

I told Trainingpeaks to shutup. Wife and kids out of town I made best effort at most useful volume in a week I could do. So no 10 hour 100 watt days. Kept it Z2 and such. So lots of 90min to...
07-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By burnthesheep

Most TT helmets that use a visor built in account...

Most TT helmets that use a visor built in account for this. Find one that allows you to ser better.

For training rides, try a Giro Vanquish roadie helmet with the visor. Same deal on being able...
07-01-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

I had gotten this Trinity thru Pro's Closet. ...

I had gotten this Trinity thru Pro's Closet. Either the prior owner or them didn't assemble the front end correctly. I took apart the front end to inspect and measure some stuff before buying some...
06-30-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,131
Posted By burnthesheep

It's rationalization. Even when folks are plenty...

It's rationalization. Even when folks are plenty happy doing what they do, they still tend to have little mental snippets about "why" they do something.

Part of that rationalization for a small...
06-29-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,892
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW, last week our crit lover in the team went...

FWIW, last week our crit lover in the team went out and again there was a crash in the 4/5. So, that makes either 3 of 4 or 3 of 5 weeks he's gone out and there's been a crash in his field. It's...
06-28-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,368
Posted By burnthesheep

Exactly. The poster above arguing into the...

Exactly. The poster above arguing into the ground doesn't get this. This is a fundamental concept of physics class that really befuddles a lot of people. Drawing boundaries around systems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,075
Posted By burnthesheep

Fwiw soccer folks use the word kit also. Guess...

Fwiw soccer folks use the word kit also. Guess you shouldn’t play kids or adult rec league soccer either. :lol:
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By burnthesheep

Not really sure why I originally chose that...

Not really sure why I originally chose that username. I wish I could change it as it doesn't really match at all with my likeness. I'm pretty sure it was in a quote somebody put up and it was kind...
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By burnthesheep

In the US when people have issues in life, often...

In the US when people have issues in life, often an "outlet" that is unsafe and inappropriate is the automobile. Go out and hit 100mph and race around. Go get angry at others.

Living an entire...
06-24-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

Back to 2x on the cross bike. If pros can manage...

Back to 2x on the cross bike. If pros can manage to race cross with a 2x setup, I ought to be able to set it up reliable enough to ride. I just got tired of riding in Umstead up Turkey Steep in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 376,755
Posted By burnthesheep

It got bad enough a couple times earlier in the...

It got bad enough a couple times earlier in the ride with trying to get a faster rotation going that it would end after one rotation with dingleberries content with a chill 200w puller on the front....
06-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,466
Posted By burnthesheep

Nonstop sweetspot in the windswept lovely 80 deg...

Nonstop sweetspot in the windswept lovely 80 deg eastern NC. Felt great. Just motor at 250w or so in TT for an hour. Little under and over with little pimples of rise and fall. The HR per power I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By burnthesheep

There's a lot at play. In TT your effort is so...

There's a lot at play. In TT your effort is so regulated that you can attain a higher AP. How tight are the corners? Are we talking you have to stop pedal for 5 seconds per turn and lose 2mph or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 376,755
Posted By burnthesheep

I love the weeknight worlds guys not yelling per...

I love the weeknight worlds guys not yelling per se but trying to get you to reel in the break guy in the last mile while they have zero intention of pulling through to do the same. Nice try.
06-21-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,215
Posted By burnthesheep

Went to local shop this weekend. I prefer the...

Went to local shop this weekend. I prefer the full length shift/brake cables that shops carry instead of the "snip the end you don't need" kind that come in online kits that always seem to just...
06-21-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,484
Posted By burnthesheep

Most any place that does this kind of lending...

Most any place that does this kind of lending does so on lines of credit with different liens than the item purchased. Usually it's a "credit card" credit line opened and those can garnish your...
06-19-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By burnthesheep

9160 Di2 single button "hold down" function?

I saw a forum user on another forum post the following and I want to know the same thing. If this is true and there is a way to recover the function, I would buy single button 9160 for my extensions...
06-18-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,996
Posted By burnthesheep

I feel better after a ride after I shower because...

I feel better after a ride after I shower because after the shower the beer is in hand the the feet are up on the couch.
06-18-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,466
Posted By burnthesheep

I've been building back some volume. Weeknight...

I've been building back some volume. Weeknight worlds last night. Went great for the team, still learning and trying stuff.

We worked well enough that nobody was going to succeed against us...
06-18-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

Usually more than one a year. With Covid stuff...

Usually more than one a year. With Covid stuff and no rides for a year, obviously nothing to speak of for 2020. But 2019 there was more than one.

This came up on Bikeforums a while back, I think...
06-17-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

You all are the elite and rare exception to the...

You all are the elite and rare exception to the rule.

These folks I mention locally aren't that skilled. Track skills like you mention above are beyond anything I've seen in person on a TT bike. ...
06-17-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,892
Posted By burnthesheep

Would "right there" be more like how I had 200 to...

Would "right there" be more like how I had 200 to go in a 3 man sprint (with a gap of 200+ yards to the field behind) and had a dude take out my front wheel sending me OTB?

I think that would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By burnthesheep

Good work! Your weight worked out to about...

Good work!

Your weight worked out to about 71kg from the math on the AP, I think. Given that and the 227w, something is off on either your road bike position (aero) or your tire CRR. I am always...
06-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,892
Posted By burnthesheep

When I race (rare) or do WNW (more often than not...

When I race (rare) or do WNW (more often than not nowadays) or do a TT, the only fields I see on my gps are HR and power and total ride time. Speed is irrelevant. Even then, the wheel in front of...
06-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

I cruise ST a good bit. I still don't get why...

I cruise ST a good bit. I still don't get why the tri folk insist on doing group rides on tri bikes. A used road bike is not that expensive, and if it isn't your go to doesn't need to be nice. ...
06-15-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,846
Posted By burnthesheep

1. ...

1. https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/

2. Each person has different goals for riding a bicycle

3. Based on those goals, it's the aggregate of TIME and INTENSITY. Miles are like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,780
Posted By burnthesheep

Rides like that often lack strong...

Rides like that often lack strong leadership/ownership and a "chat" at the start. Rides that "nobody owns" will eventually devolve into a dangerous free for all as everyone does whatever they want....
06-14-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,287
Posted By burnthesheep

Kogel sells larger ones that fit the OEM cage on...

Kogel sells larger ones that fit the OEM cage on the newer Shimano "R" series of RD's. I think you can go up to 12/14 on the factory cage. Like $150 on sale.

I went that route as I'm a TT nut...
06-11-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,963
Posted By burnthesheep

Lemmings. :) Either way, the two ends if...

Lemmings. :)

Either way, the two ends if this spectrum most qualified IMO to comment are time triallists and recumbent riders.
Forum: Triathlon
06-11-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,203
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, football players pretty much wear tights...

Well, football players pretty much wear tights over their pads year round. In practice they appear to wear under armor tights to run and do drills without pads.

So why do we care? Just go with...
06-11-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,466
Posted By burnthesheep

Another cancelled WNW due to storms. But,...

Another cancelled WNW due to storms.

But, sub-50 Alpe time on Zwift! I trust the RPE and power from the Kickr based on power I'm making outdoors so it was 277w for 48min and a few seconds.
...
06-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,892
Posted By burnthesheep

Excellent analogy. My personal opinion based...

Excellent analogy.

My personal opinion based on super limited experience is that they should do "heats" for 4/5 races. Not logistically possible given how many races run at each crit, but I could...
06-10-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 174,909
Posted By burnthesheep

Notio is on and configured. Golden Cheetah Notio...

Notio is on and configured. Golden Cheetah Notio up and running. Calibration out/back done. Numbers looking rational.

My CdA just farting around on out/back tries to learn to use the thing...
06-08-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

Had a teammate go down (is fine luckily) in the...

Had a teammate go down (is fine luckily) in the JC crit. He was running his Cycliq or Gopro. Two teammates from a different team ahead of him went for an open slot to the left of a third rider also...
06-07-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By burnthesheep

Bernal, 132 lb. Ganna, 181 lb. (disclaimer, #'s...

Bernal, 132 lb. Ganna, 181 lb. (disclaimer, #'s from Wiki).

Bit of difference in the climbs trying to make that work!
06-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By burnthesheep

Training I'd assume so. If you hit the KJ's and...

Training I'd assume so. If you hit the KJ's and time in zones, it isn't a race.

A race? No stopping. Rolling neutral lunch with no attacking sure. But everyone can sympathize with Sagan in...
06-07-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,443
Posted By burnthesheep

God bless, the cross bike is going 11spd. Just...

God bless, the cross bike is going 11spd. Just bought the shifters on Ebay. I had leftover parts from the old Felt DA cobble together TT bike. A long cage clutch 11sp RD, an 11spd FD, a 50/34...
06-05-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By burnthesheep

Panaracer Gravelking slicks in tubeless? IB4...

Panaracer Gravelking slicks in tubeless?

IB4 all the Rene Hearse fanbois show up with their weird cult following.
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