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by burnthesheep
Tue May 28, 2019 13:05 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Working towards 20mph
Replies: 319
Views: 35089

Re: Working towards 20mph

I run a 20 minute 5k and can run 10k at 7 minute miles and I couldn't get anywhere near 20mph average over three hours on a bike! Very different types of fitness running and cycling In the time between last writing in this topic, I did take up running a bit in the off season and maybe once a week o...
by burnthesheep
Sun May 26, 2019 13:18 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Working towards 20mph
Replies: 319
Views: 35089

Re: Working towards 20mph

It doesn't take a lot of power to do it, even alone. Went out yesterday for a solo training ride and the stars aligned and got it. I pay more attention to the training zones than speed and stuff these days, but thought it interesting that I got it. I think the elevation is a bit generous, maybe 3k f...
by burnthesheep
Thu Oct 18, 2018 15:47 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Is this cool?
Replies: 142
Views: 6750

Re: Is this cool?

That it was a competitive contest is moot. I'm a totally unexceptional male athlete and am usually just a whisker ahead of the fastest women in TT's or Hill-climbs. How about I declare myself a lady and go and clean-up at my regional amateur events? Not cool. It's not as simple as just declaring yo...
by burnthesheep
Thu Aug 30, 2018 15:01 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: How many years more gain do I have?
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: How many years more gain do I have?

Is your 4.0 you are stating for a textbook/classical hour or 45min, or is it for 20min? Just curious. Reason I ask is that I only average about 5 hours throughout an entire year, with peaks and valleys. I'm at a last formal tested value of 4.0w/kg for 20min. I'm up a bit on power now during a plan I...
by burnthesheep
Thu Aug 23, 2018 13:32 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Structured training on hilly roads
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: Structured training on hilly roads

You're welcome. The sufferfest intervals you mention are almost certainly designed for turbo use, which is why I mention it. Either way, intervals of that intensity/duration do not lend themselves well to outdoor use, hilly terrain or not. So you either interpret/adapt them to the terrain you have,...
by burnthesheep
Tue Aug 21, 2018 21:58 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Newish 1x chain suck
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Newish 1x chain suck

Origin 8 narrow wide ring. With a 5701 chain no issues. In a pinch got a 6701 chain due to messing up the old chain off the bike. I had it off to clean the chain and somehow got it tangled in workshop stuff. I tossed old one. The new 6701 wants to stay on the ring as the larger oval part transitions...
by burnthesheep
Tue Aug 21, 2018 15:32 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: CTL vs FTP
Replies: 53
Views: 2340

Re: CTL vs FTP

No, that is one common use for CTL and ATL. CTL is your long term training load and ATL short term, simply. All of the stuff in bold is what CTL, ATL and the difference between the two are used for (tbh I thought you were taking the p!ss when you posted that, because that is one of the main uses of...
by burnthesheep
Fri Aug 10, 2018 16:43 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Team kit do you wear it?
Replies: 200
Views: 10602

Re: Team kit do you wear it?

FWIW, I wore it and everyone actually ended up liking it. I'm the skinny guy in the group and they said it was fitting I'd wear polka dots. No velominati showed up last night though, so we were free to have our fun! At the end of the day, attitude is everything. If someone is a knob, they're a knob ...
by burnthesheep
Thu Aug 09, 2018 15:03 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Team kit do you wear it?
Replies: 200
Views: 10602

Re: Team kit do you wear it?

Dragging this topic from the dead. I was in France on work, so took a vacation day extra to go see the last day in Paris of the Tour.  I'm so lucky it worked out that way. ​​​​​​​I bought a polka dot replica jersey.  I totally got it because I love polka dots and so I can wear it on purpose to the l...
by burnthesheep
Tue Jul 31, 2018 17:27 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Help I need smaller gears - what can I do? A GUIDE
Replies: 378
Views: 200760

Re: Help I need smaller gears - what can I do? A GUIDE

Yeah, that's what I was wondering. It just feels so different than mtb. Heck my driveway is so steep that I can't even go up it seated on the road bike but can cruise up it easy on the mtb but it's only a 1/4 mile long. If I hit a long climb that's even close to that steep the only way I'll make it...
by burnthesheep
Tue Jul 31, 2018 17:19 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Superbike
Replies: 28
Views: 2045

Re: Superbike

If you're even asking this question, I wonder if you can afford to ride your superbike for all purposes. Or perhaps even own one. Up to you. If you race and train to race, you either have or will crash. Perhaps several times. Be prepared to repair it or bin-job it when it happens. Make the decision ...
by burnthesheep
Mon Jun 18, 2018 13:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Your opinion on this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Your opinion on this frame

For those that asked........... Within a 2 hour drive there are two carbon repair options. One place quoted $250 for only sanding, build up the repair carbon, smooth, and clear coat over the repair. The other place quoted $850 and demanded re-spraying the entire frameset in clear coat. This place's ...
by burnthesheep
Sat Jun 16, 2018 17:57 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Your opinion on this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Your opinion on this frame

To be safe, before riding it in a more usual way, there is a slower speed cycle path behind my house. It's got some bumps in the path. I can cover the area with a piece of something taped over it to protect with UV and take it off after each and inspect again. I may do this for a little while and ri...
by burnthesheep
Sat Jun 16, 2018 17:31 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Your opinion on this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Your opinion on this frame

Short story: crash including a handlebar hit to the top tube Symptoms: a crack appeared in the paintwork I went ahead and got some quotes for the repair, but wanted to be 100% sure it was in the fibers. I borrowed a borescope and it came up clean. I also sanded off the paint and primer and found not...
by burnthesheep
Fri Jun 01, 2018 14:10 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Road bike rental in Nancy/Lorraine
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Road bike rental in Nancy/Lorraine

Travelling for work in July. I have a bike and travel box, but am also interested in renting. I have contacted at least 4 bike shops around there and gotten ZERO response. Is this a language snob thing or a laziness thing? These shops show some haphazard rental info on their page, but not enough to ...
by burnthesheep
Thu May 24, 2018 14:37 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Unfair pricing on different clothing sizes
Replies: 67
Views: 2100

Re: Unfair pricing on different clothing sizes

The supply and demand argument classically goes for inelastic demand. Like oil or gas. Things that traditionally don't have a readily available substitute. Not a pair of bike shorts. I feel brick and mortar stores do a better job on this than do online retailers. Online retailers take advantage of t...
by burnthesheep
Thu May 24, 2018 14:27 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Stages G3 R8000
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: Stages G3 R8000

If the G3 has the same battery cover as the G2, take care replacing the battery. I lost my cover, o-ring, battery cruising around. They very quickly sent a free replacement. I ended up using a piece of electrical tape around the crank arm and battery cover just for added security. Might not even not...
by burnthesheep
Fri May 18, 2018 14:07 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Working towards 20mph
Replies: 319
Views: 35089

Re: Working towards 20mph

Great job! :D :D :D That amount of weight drop - plus added power - would certainly make a HUGE difference. (and now you no longer need to hide behind signs, lol) Someone figured that one out! I knew it for a year, and nobody ever said anything. I was definitely hiding behind the sign in the old pi...
by burnthesheep
Thu May 17, 2018 17:49 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Do you belong to more than one cycling club?
Replies: 31
Views: 1590

Re: Do you belong to more than one cycling club?

In my part of the US, this isn't even a "thing". Group rides are just a Facebook group that posts weekly rides. You want to ride, you show up and don't act like a fool. You like the group, you can ask if people want to ride one on one with you. You like the group a lot, you can attend an o...
by burnthesheep
Thu May 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First century ride / race tips for pacing and fueling
Replies: 30
Views: 2142

Re: First century ride / race tips for pacing and fueling

Cycling newbie but glutton for punishment here...I've only been riding outdoors for the last 6 weeks or so but signed up for a century race / ride in about a month with about 8,000 ft of climbing. I was coming from solid base fitness from being a runner and doing 1 hour of indoor cycling 4x per wee...

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